Newspaper of The New York Herald, March 16, 1867, Page 4

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated March 16, 1867 Page 4
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NEW YORK HERALD. J&MKS tUKIH>% BBJI.KTT, tun OR AKD PROPRIETOR tmci N. W. CORNER OF TULTOtl AN? NASSAU 8T8. Volume XXXII ?MOSH lUNTS Tills IWEWW# AND EVENING. >DQ><) .y TUK ITKi:. Br>*dw%r. n??r Broome Mrrni -1 asot Mauvibk?An QMS in Seville. Muiinne STlXo'd ' E-Ibelaed As It Was?Clsium or the Cole tbt MFW YORK THEVTRK. Broadway, opposite New York Hot.- ?Tim Maid With the Milk Ufa Fail?Scotch Bal XA^-I'BESBW ?? Aedeoeeda. TIIF vtkE FRANCAM, Fourteenth street bed Sulk tre ?ue?Fargeao L iBroisoNNECB. GERMAN" STADT THEATRE, Nos. 45 and 47 Bowery.? 0BIBL ACOsTA. WOOD'S THE ATRE, Broadway, opposite St. Nlehalas Hotel.? Lady's Battle?Kat* O Suuu. Matinee at 1)4 o'clock. DO I'WORTH'S HALT* BOB Broadway.?Pbopessob Haiti will Pkktok* His Miracles?The Head is tiie Air? Tbe Indian Basket Trice?Proteus. Matinee at 2 o'clock STEINWAY HALL, Fourteenth street.?Bbnepit or the Attaches or Stkinwat and ln>i.ia Halls. IRVING HALL, Irving place.?Oscab Pnoma's First Ok and Concert. BAN FRANCIbCO MINSTRELS, MS Broadway, opposite the Metropolitan Hotel?In thbir Ethiopian Kntbrtaik ?RNTS, SthUlKU, DANCING AEO liOBLKSQUES.?THE BLACK Cook?The Hkaltht Cur id*. KELLY A T,EON'S MINSTRBU\ 7*> Broadway, oppo altethe Mew Vork Hotel.?Ie tiieib sowas, Dawes. Ecc ex. VBicrriRs, Boblksqces, Ac?Cindbb-Leon?Madagascar Ballet Tnocrs?Patii ie Pabu. FIFTH AVENUE OPERA HOUSE, Nos. 2 and 4 West Twenty-fourth street.?G Rim* A Oebmtt'i Mikstrkla.? Xthiopias Minstrelsy, Ballads, Bcrlksquks, Ac.? The Ocean Yacht Race?The Black Crook. Matinoe at 2% o'clock. Tosr PASTOR'S OPERA HOUSE. M Bowery.? rowrc Tooalise Neubo Minstrelst. Ballet Ditketiskeket. Be.?Mamaniallo, OB TBE Fishcatcheb. Mutiiiee at 2){ o'clock. CHARLEY WHITE'S COMBINATION TROUPE, at Mechanic*' Hall, 472 Broadway? In a Variety or Light ABD LaCCIIARLE EnTEBTAINNENTS, COBrj DE BALLET, Ac. Tub Fenian's Oath. Matinee at 3<i o'clock. MRS. F. B. CONWAY'S PARK THEATRE, Brooklyn.? Hazardous Uuound. HOOLEY'SOPERA HOUSE. Brooklyn.?Ethiopian Min. ?tkelsy. Ballads and Bcblksques.?The Blace Cbook. Matinee at 2>i o'clock. TUB BUNYAN TABLEAUX. Union HaU. comer of Twenty third street and Broadway, at 7\. ?Moyino Mir* bob or thi Pilgrim's Progress??i*ty Magnihpent Scenes- Matinee Wednesday and .Saturday at D o'clock. NEW YORK MUSEUM OF ANATOMY. 618 Broadway.? Hkad aid Kiwmt Abe or Peobst?The Washington Twins? Wonders ie Natural History, Science and Aht. laECTUBk.4 Dailt. Open from S A. M. till 1UP. M. INSTITUTE OF ART (Derby Gallery). 683 Broadway.? Oranii Exhibition or Paintings?'? The Republican Court1 in the Days or Lincoln. WASHINGTON HALL, Harlem.?Rcdworth's Minstrels in thlih Negro Acts, Imitations, Bcrlesqces, Ac. New York, Saturday, march 16, J S67 . SHI 2TBWS. EUEOPE. By the Atlantic cable we hare a news report dated yes terday, Slarcti 15. The great Towers have failed to unite on a common policy with regard to the Eastern question, Russia de manding additional concessions Tor the Christians sub ject to the rone. Turkey has resolved to continue the war in Candia and despatched heavy reinforcements to the Island. Two Fenian head centres have been arrested la Belfast. Ireland. Fears are entertained of an Irish rising *n Liverpool. Four additional British vessels-of war have been despatched to the Irish coast. The pro motors of the Atlantic cable enterprise enjoyed a pleas lag commercial compliment in Liverpool, Mr. Adatus, United States Minister in London, taking part tod speak ing of the uses of the submarine telegraph In perfecting and maintaining peaceful relations between Amerioa and Great Britain and tending to supersede routine diplo macy. Mexican bonds have advanced in l'arle. ? Consols closed at 91 for money la London. V ailed States five twenties were held at 74 In Ix>ndon and 77 X la Frankfort at noon. The Liverpool cotton market closed firm, with mid dling uplands at 13\d. By the steamskip Hammonia at this port last night we received our European Dies, dated to the 0th of March, contaioing details of onr cable despatches. The mall history of the Derby Cabinet rupture on the Reform question, as well as of the Inception of the ceeond Fenian rttlng in Ireland, is important, as it goes to prove Uiat the British political crisis was serious in each instance. C05GRES3. In the Senate yesterday resolutions inquiring into the disposition of fees received by salaried Commls. and emending a joint rule prohibiting the sale ef liquor In the Capitol, were adopted. The bill granting the right of way to the American Telegraph Campany of New York, and the privilege to lay a cablo between the United Stales and Europe by way of the Bermudas and Azoies Island* was called up but postponed. In debate on a motion to increase tho committeo to investigate the con duct of the printing bureau in the Treasury Department. Mr. Sherman said that the public impression that a large number of bonds had been duplicated was errone ous. There had been $16,000 worth of bonds erro neously stamped, but none dublicated. Several railroad and postal bills were introduced. A bill ?a< introduced providing that nothing in the laws relative to neutrality shall be construed so as to make It Illegal to soil war ?easels to any government at peace with the United State*, provided the seller has no intent to take park In aay hostile act of the purchaser. Tho bill was referred to the Committee on Foreign Relation". The Supple mentary Reconstruction bill was then taken up, the qneetloa being on Mr. Drake's amendment, which was modified and disagreed to. The discussion upon the bill wse interrupted to permit Mr. Sh riuin to offer a Joint resolution to remove the disability to hold office from Robert Patten, of Alabama, and Joseph E. Brown, of Georgia, which was referred to the Judiciary Committee, aad the Senate adjourned without further actum in the Mil. Ia the House several resolutions amending the rules were adopted. Mr. Hulburd offered a resolution to appoiat a Committee on Public Kxpenditore?, and that Bach committee take into consideration the report on the Mew York Custom Hou^e, and report what action is advisable in the premise* Mr. Hulburd made a speech of some length in explanation nf his proportion, and further debate was Interrupted by other propositions. A resolution calling for the appointment of the Military Committee, and giving it power to eit during the reoess. called forth the remark from the Speaker that It was Impoeslble to appoint fragmentary com mittees. Mr. Blaine then moved to postpone the tubject until the Qrit Monday in December, and the motion wan agreed to bv <9 yeas to 60 nay*. Mr. Butler remarking that the vole would settle the question of sojournment. A joint resolution directing tho Secre tary of the Treasury to keep the coin aad bollion form ally stored in the Richmond banks, and now on eperial deposit In the Treasury, was passed. The ?ubject of tho Hew York Custom House was resumed, Mr. Wood, of York, making a short speech. The question was then taken on appointing the committee and instructing It to continue the investigation, and It wa>> adopter. Mr. Scbeack then offured a resolution instructing the dndlciary Committee to inquire into the conduct of Veary A. Smythe in connection with his adm.mstratlon ef his office as Collector and his testimony and proceed fags aa a witness before the former Investigating com Bilttae which was adoj' d, and the House adjouraed ??til Monday. THE LEGISLATURE. Ia the Senate yesterday a common cai'on from the governor relative to harbor encroachments was referred to a special committee. Bills relative to the Proton Aqueduct Department; Incorporating the New York aad Brooklyn Pneumatic Despatch Company, and providing t*r the protootion of Hudson River navigation were re ported. The bill Increasing the power* and duties of Vie Metropolitaa Board of Health, the Broadway aad Cexittftan aveaoe aad the Broadway Surface Railroad 'Mils were p eased. The Metropolitan Under ground Rail ?>ad bill wak amended aad then recommitted to tbe |U i road Committee, whence It ?m reported aad ordered J? be oafroaaed. Tbe bill to create a Metrepolitaa Bar lor district aad Board of Wharves aad Plan waadj^ jwssed aad made a apodal order far W?U?MUy Tk? ?eaate the* adjoaraed. V 1 lathe Asaambiy aamarous bftls ittotir* Mtlklfia ?he Metropolis dbtrtat ?|d ?Inw|m fere reported mb af mrtm Mm m* and wbarvw of Vat* rirar; making an appropriation for the erection of a new G?i>iloi; to improve oertalo ?treeta in Brooklyn aad the Throe Tier Kail road bill were pa<*od Bills to amend tbe hxcise law; to alter the Commissi >ners* map of Brooklyn; to amend the O\>lon Aqueduct act au<i to abolish tlie Com missioa were intruduoed. The evening ae-eton was oo cup -d iu ttio diicube.oa of canal bilk, and the Assembly adjourned. MISCELLAMEOUS. Our special Vera Cruz correspondence, dated March 3, says that the French rear wa* at Soledad. Diaz was to have reviewed Ui? troops at Humantla preparatory to tbe expected attack on Mexico city, and Escobedo was awaiting tbe result to make an attack on Maximilian at Quereuro. General Gomez commanded at Vera Cruz. A numbor of persons In that city bad been warned aga net any expression of opinion. It is believed that the idea of a national Congress had not been wholly abandoned by Maximilian. Imperial advices say that an attack upon the capital would not occasion any fear, as the liberal forces were Insufflc ent for its capture, and as there wore three thousand men defending Puebla, a force of eight thousand, with corresponding artillery, would be inquired to endanger that city. The report of n recent battle near San Felipe, between Eacobedo and Ml ramon, 1s contradicted. Their forces are still confronting one another. The rumor that Joaquin Mlramon was shot by order of Eacobodo is confirmed, but not the rumor that over a hundred other prisoners were served the same way. Maximilian>i?.>nt at San Francisco says that the city of Mexico \ra not occupied by thf liberals on tbe 17th ult, which is undoubtedly correct, as tbe Huuld correspondent has dated his letters there on the 21st, and says nothing of It. By the steamship Corsica, at this port, we have files from the Bahamas dated at Nassau, N. P., March 0, but the newt report is unimportant. The authorities In Canada are enjoying their periodical scare about the Fenians. Troops are being moved to wards the frontiers, and frequent mysterious conferences am held among the commanding officers. The meagre news from the other side of the Atlantic throws no damper on the spirits of the Fenians In this city. They are still enthusiastic. From private Information thoy believe that the uprising will spread to England, Scotland and Wales. Money for tbe purpose of putting war vessels and priva teers afloat is still coming in, and General Glee son reports favorably of his reception at Washington by representa tives of both political parties. Resolutions appropriating $30,000 to teet the constitu tionality of the Military Reconstrution bill were passed In the Louisiana Senate yesterday. In the House the election for members of the Convention was postponed to September. The Virginia Senate adopted a resolution yesterday appointing a committee to wait on General Schofleld and tender him their hearty oo-operatlon. The new Board of I'olice Commissioners for Baltimore were appointed by the Maryland Legislature yesterday, and the new election bill was passed by the Senate. The newly accredited Minister of Spain was received by the President yesterday. The suits which were rocently commenced In the Chicago courts by William A. Putney, of the firm of Putney, Knight h Co., Gbicago, against Claflrn ft Co., of New York, have been withdrawn by Putney's consent, and ne himself retires from the Chicago firm. It will be remembered that ho had also commenced a suit against his partners for alleged conspiracy in trying to get him out of the firm. The Councilmanic special com ml) toe relative to the subject of felling the lower angle of the City Hall Park for a I'ost Office site bold a mcotlug yesterday. Several suggestions were otftred by cititens to the effect that the City Hall Itself would malco a better Post Office than could bo built on the proposed site; that the noise and crowd, and tbo shape of the lots were against the place for such a purpose, and that Union square would be tho best place. The chairman of the committee stated that the piece of ground proposed was triangular, with three hundred and seventy-flve feet on cach aide, and consist In,; of fourteen lots. Hiram Woodruff, the famous jockey, died on Long Islasd, yesterday, of congestion of the lungs. The steamship City of Boston, Captain Brooks, of the ; lnman line, wiU sail from pier 45 North river, at noon to-day for Queenstovrn and Liverpool. The mails will closa at the Post Office at half-past ten A. SI. The National Steam Navigation Company's steamship The Queen, CapUio Grogan, will leave pier 47 North river at noon to-day for Liverpool, calling at Queens town to lend passengers, 4e. Tho Hamburg American Packet Company's steamer Teetoma, Captain Bardan, will rail from Hoboken at twelve II. to-day for Southampton and Hamburg. The mails will close at the Post Office at hail-past tea A. M. The Anchor line steamship Iowa, Captain Craig, will sail at noon to-day for Slaegow and Liverpool, calling at Londonderry to land passengers and mails. The steam all ip Pulton, Captain Townsend, of the New York and Havre line, will sail from pier 46 North river at noon to-day for Havre, calling at Falmouth, England, riie uaile for France will close at the Post Office at half 1'Ait ten A. 11. The 9ne steamship Eagle, CaQtaiu SI. R Greene, of the Atlantic Mail Steamship Company's line, will leave Pier So. 4 North river, at three P. SI to-day tor Havana. The Cuban mails will close at the Post Office at half-past ene P. SI. The steamship General Sleade, Captain Sampson, of the Cromwell line, will sail l>om pier No. S North river, at three P. U. to-day, for New Orleans direct The Black Star line steamship Huntevllle, Captain Crowell, will sail for New Orleans at three P. SL to-day from pier No. 13 North river. Ttie Empire line steamship Man Salvador, Captain Nickcrson, will sail at three P. M. to-day, from pier No. 1 13 North river, for Savannah. j The popular steamsh ip Quaker City, Captain Wm. H. West, of Leary's line, will leava pier No. 14 East river, at three P. SI. to-day, for Charleston, connecting with the steamer Dictator for the Florida porta. The Connecticut Election?'The Ureal Moral leane Before Ike People. The food people of Connecticut have reason to be proud of the record of their State. To their colonial ancestors belongs the honor of the first example in history since the time of Moses, the great lawgiver of Israel, of a written constitution (1639) organizing a government and defining its powers. It formed the basis | of the charter of 1662, and its leading features have been copied into the constitutions of the several States and of the United State*. Those I founders of Connecticut were among the bast j of the old Puritan stock of New England. They were men of broad and liberal vi<>ws, far above I >hat fanatical, religious clique of the colony of Massachusetts Bay which delighted in hanging Quakers and drowning witchea, in what they con sidered the service of the Lord. The Connec ticut charter of 1662 declares that the true ob ject of human government is " to maintain and preserve the moral and civil welfare of the people; and it established on this continent the broad principles of freedom, political equality and the sovereignty of the people. The seeds thus planted and taking root in Connecticut have widened in their growth until their ripening fruits of liberty and politi cal equality cover the whole land, from the Canadian to the Mexican frontier, from the Atlantic to the Pacific ocean. That terrible blot upon our national constitution, African, slavery, has been efftced, and mainly through thai persistent New England abolition agita tion of fifty years, starting from the great prin ciples or religion. morality and equal justice upon which the fundamental colonial law of Connecticut was founded. We repeat, then, that her people, inheriting these distinctions' and these great principles of their ancestors, have reason to be proud of the record of their State, the first of any people to fix in a written political constitution the primary and para mount obligations o( truth, morality and liberal fciftded jultlo4 to all men, those simple and sublime ideas of the Sermon on tho Mount. But bow stands Connecticut now T She is on trial before that great tribunal, the'moral Mgmvpt of the cirUked wor id. Her ancient record, honor and ber reputation arc all at stake. Her dominant political p >rty. identified with all the honors of the suppression of thu late rebellion and the extirpation of slavery, is now saddled wilh a reoreaeutative candidate for Coiigr .ia whose election will disgrace the State, as will the snccoas of the party endors ing hie*. In this city laat fall we had one or two candidates for Congress whose antecedents were none of the best, riding in the same party wagon with Mayor Hoffman as candidate for Governor. These men for Congress were elected through the arrangements of the Tam many ring between them and Hoffman; but the unholy alliance was the death of Hoffman. As the endorser of the Tammany ring, the pugi listic ring, the cockpit, the faro bank and grog shop primary elections, Hoffman was indig nantly rejected by the people of the State. This moral issue settled him. So in the name of New York we have the right, nay, it is our duty, to commend her good example to the people of Connecticut in a similar dilemma. Governor Hawley has the reputation of a good soldier and an exemplary citizen; but, like poor dog Tray, be must be judged by his company. " Show me," says an ancient phi losopher, " the man's company and I will tell you the character of the man." Governor Hawley stands before the people of Connecti cut as the political associate and endorser of P. T. Barnum, a man whose professional course for thirty years or more has been that of a shameless, nay, a boastful Jeremy Diddler, obtaining money upon false pretences. One would think that he had started out from Con necticut on his disgraceful career with the idea that truth is an old woman's scarecrow, that honest dealing is the weakness of a greenhorn, and that the Peter Funk of the mock auction shop is an offender only in permitting himself to be caught Governor Hawley owes it to his State and himself to wash bis hands of Peter Funk, of this political interloper, Barnum, and of his supporters, or the people owe it to them selves and the State to cast out Hawley. We perceive, too, that Cyrus Northrop, pro fessor, we believe, of rhetoric in Yale College, is out exercising his rhetoric among the radical stumpers of Connecticut. This is the wrong professor to hitch to the showman Barnum. Professor Loomis (the astronomer who, be cause he could not see or cipher out from New Haven the November showers of meteors in England, would not believe the Herald or the telegraph), is the right professor to yoke with Barnum and the Feejee mermaid. Santa Anna's wooden leg and the woolly horse. The great issue before the people of Connecticut is whether they will stand by their old colonial charter of liberty, truth, morality and justice, or adopt the new republican platform, as re presented by the showman Barnum, the plat form of Peter Fuuk, of false pretences and swindling Impostures. Upon this issue, involv ing the good name of Connecticut and the character of her people, they should bring their judgment to bear even upon Governor Hawley, unless he shall in season renounce and denounce all political associations with and all interest in the election of this shame less showman, Barnum. Investigation of the Affair* ?( the Treasury Department. The rumor that stupendous frauds have been committed in the Treasury Departmont. t?as led to prompt action in Congress to ascertain the trnth or falsehood of the report On the mo tion of Mr. Henderson, in the Senate, a com miaee of three was appointed to examine into the management of the printing bureau of the Treasury Department, and Mr. Covodc has given notice in the House that he would offer a resolution on Monday for a select committee of five to investigate the charges and to thoroughly overhaul the affairs of the Depart ment. It is possible the rumor of fraud may be unfounded or much exuggerated, but this has to be seen. Whether it be so or not, the investigation will be useful, and, if thorough, wc have no doubt a startling exposure will be made of the loose manner in which the busi ness of the Treasury Department fc conducted. Looking at the enormous and irresponsible power of the Secretary, as well as of the heads of bureaus under him, together with the facili ties for frauds, we should be more surprised to hear that the government has not been deirauded than to learn that it has. Wc have only to read the history of the Bank of Eng land to learn how difficult it is to avoid robbery, forgery or cheating in a great moneyed establishment. That establishment has throughout every period of its long exist ence been defrauded by forgers, robbers and dishonest employes, in spite of the extraordi nary safeguards which iv has from time to time adopted. It has been much better protected than our Treasury Department; still it has suf fered. It, then, the Bank of England, with all its care and excellent management, and with money transactions hardly amonnting to a tenth part of those of the United States Trea sury at the present time, has not escaped frauds, how can we expect to escape ? There arc skilftil rogues here as well as in England. Our former inexperience in such vast transac tions. in which thousands of millions of bonds, certificates of indebtedness and paper money are printed and passed from hand to hand with almost as much unconcern as the printing and distribution of so many handbills, makes the government employes careless and affords great facility for dishonesty. We should not be surprised, therefore, to hear frbm the inves tigating Congressional committees, or at any time, of startling developments. But apart from any cases of direct fraud that may qome to light, the vast power of the Sec retary of the Treasury over the finances must be regarded as dangerous and lead ing to cviL No man, however able or honest, should be trusted to the extent he is. He can convert or transfer bonds and securi ties by hundreds of millions, and tan power fully influence the markets of the country. If disposed he could make a number of men rich at any time at the expense of the gov* ernment or the community, and that without being subject to the charge of fraud. We said no man ought to have such power, and, least of all, Mr. McCulloch, who hai hut crude notions of national finance and who is too apt to be the tool of speculators. L<rt the com mittees of Congrass. then, push tbetr investiga tions in a thorough manner Into at the work ings of the Treasury Department. They conld not be employed upon a mors necessary and usefal labor. Let us have the etils and im perfections exposed, so that reform may ke applied when we come to remodel oar wbols financial system. Tint Html* Con?tltuti?a*| Cmv?ui1m. The two branches of the State Legislature have at length agreed upon a bill to proridj for the elation of delegates to the State Con stitutional Convention, and the Convention Is

therefore to be held. The delegates are to be elected by Senate districts, four In each dis trict, and thirty-two delegates at large are to be chosen on a general ticket, sixteen only to be voted for by each of the two great political parties in the State. The right of suffrage in the election tor delegates is to be extended to negroes; the election is%o be held on the fourth .Tuesday in April, fand the Convention is to meet at the State capital on the first Tuesday in June. The people of the several districts should at once set about selecting the best candidates they can find to represent them la this im portant body. The questions involved are of grave interest, and upon the wisdom and prudence with which they are considered and decided will depend the prosperity of the State for many years to come. The tenure of office of the judges will of course be changed. Public sestissfii de mands that the judiciary shall not be kept down to the level of party politics. The courts must no longer be controlled by the men who are most powerful at the polls, but must be made independent and fearless, so that the name of justice may not pass into a byword and a* mockery. If good men are on the bench they should be retained in office, and their appointments should be for life or during good behavior. The legislative system requires remodelling, all the salaries of public officers need to be increased, and the powers of the Governor of the State must be enlarged. The decentralization principle which moulded the constitution of 1846 has proved a failure, and concentration of power and direct re sponsibility to the people must take its place. So far as the residents of New York are con cerned no duty that will devolve upon the Con vention of Revision will be of more import ance than that of providing a responsible and efficient government for this city. At present the citizens are extravagantly taxed and the city is miserably gov erned. The elective branches and the State commissions are constantly clashing; in the absence of any controlling executive power each independent department is expen sively managed, and order, efficiency and economy are alike unknown. It iu absolutely necessary that the existing state of affairs should be changed, and that a well considered system, by which one executive head shall be made directly responsible to the electors for the good government of the city, should take the place of the present disorganization and confusion. This will no doubt occupy the serious attention of the Convention, and there is consequently no necessity for the passage of any new laws for the city of New York by the present Legislature. They should all be re jected, whether relating to new boards, exist ing commissions, railroads, or anything else, and the whole subject be left to the Constitu tional Convention. When we get a well con sidered, efficient and responsible system of mu nicipal government, it will be time enough to reform existing evils and to provide for local improvements. Threatening Aspect ?f the Eaitrra Qneetinn. The Eastern question is assuming a mora immediately threatening aspect. A cable despatch to-day states that the attempt of the European Powers to agree upon a united policy has failed, and it is added that " Russia demands additional concessions for the Chris tian subjects of the Sultan.*' What these con cessions are the despatch does not state; but it appears that the want of harmony between the great Powers has given the Turkish gov ernment renewed courage and energy, the Sultan evidently believing in the old French saying, that when the doctors disagree there is 6ome hope for the patient, and it is only when the physicians are found in perfect ac cord that the sick man is in real danger. It is announced that the war in Candia is to be con tinued with increased vigor, and that ten fresh battalions of troops are to be despatched to the island under Hassam Pacha, first aide-de camp to the Sultau. Under this new compli cation itr ia not unlikely that the peace of Europe may be disturbed sooner than the French Emperor and the English Queen in their recent speeches seemed to anticipate. An rnncressary Display of Feeling. There has been a very uncalled for and un necessary display of feeling on the part of cer tain democrats because, at the recent meeting of the National Democratic Committee, Mr. Augnst Belmont, their President, gave them nothing but whiskey and water to drink. The whiskey, we are assured, was of an excellent quality and much superior to that usually con sumed by democrats. We think Mr. Belmont did perfectly right Whiskey was always the principal element of the old democratic organi zation. Whiskey of a fkr inferior quality to that served out by Mr. Belmont hits inspired the prominent men of the party and been the con trolling spirit of its conventions and elections for a number of years past Without whiskey there is nothing left of democracy, and if Mr. Belmont put plenty of water in that served out by him to the Democratic National Committee it very appropriately represented the diluted condition of the "fierce democraoie" of the present day. Aantker Fenian Scare la Canada. The raw bead and bloody bones of ferocious Fenianism has again presented itself to the ex cited imaginations of tbe Canadian people. In the convention which was held the other day in Chioago to raise more funds on Fenian bonds the Canadians could see nothing but formidable organizations for the invasion of the embryo kingdom, and the various pnblic meetings that have been held for the purpose of letting off tbe effervescence that the recent outbreak in Ireland created among the Irish in this country have tended to throw our neigh bora over the border into a dreadfbl state of bloodthirstiness. Regulars and volunteers, with muskets and field pieces, swords and sabres, have been pressed on to the frontier, with the full expectation of meeting armed bands of Fenian invadem We are of opinion, however, that the Canadians this time will find little cause for their premature scare. Mom OUsttat aicd ran Judiciary Co**rr nt-Miles O'Reilly has been subpoenaed to appear before the Judiciary Committee at Washington to give testimony concerning his Jsts conversation'with tbe President about repudiation. This seems to be entirely unne cessary. Private Miles has already told all that be known, and some people e*en say tbat he has given more information than he got. He cannot tell the committee any more, hut he can enliven their dreary sessions with a good song about Irish politics or tell them a good story or two about life in the camp and how the poor soldiers were swindled in various ways and cheated by bounty broken and bounty jumpers. This is information whioh the committee might derive some benefit from. Upon these subjects O'Reilly's evidence may be of some service. Southern KeeonatmctisB. The tendency of public feeling all over the South is manifestly in favor of being what we oall reconstructed; that is, accepting the terms proposed by Congress as a means of coming into the Union, taking their place as States in Congress and exercising such influence a* their numerical representation may command. We learn from Virginia that tb* Legislature of that State, for example, has received, with gSheral satij?f-?,u6n the order of General Schofleld assuming command under the new Military bill. From Georgia, North and South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida and Alabama, we also hear that tbe late secessionists are bo coming convinced that the vote of the negroes will be rather favorable than hostile to their particular views of reconstruction. The papers generally throughout the South appear to adopt our plan for the Presidential candi dacy in 1868, with the names of General Grant and General Lee on the ticket for Presi dent and Vice President That is the most sensible thing they could do. There is a spell in such a combination which will unite both North and South and bring our complications to a speedy issue. In that single sentence there is more to assure foreign nations that the end of our existing inharmonious condition and the solutions of our troubles can be rcached than in the moBt logical arguments that could be used. And now that the question of reconstruction is approaching a settlement, when slavery, the primary cause of the rebellion, is abolished, and the rebellion has gone with it to the tomb of the Capulets, and the Southern States are on the road to accept the inevitable necessities of the hour, what is the use of retaining the leader of the rebellion in custody any longer! Jeff Davis is perfectly harmless. He can do no mischief if set at large on his parole to answer any charges that may be brought against him. Congress should, therefore, pass a resolution requesting the President to release him. Such a measure could do no possible harm. On the contrary, it would do much to encourage the good spirit which, in spite o the remnant of political fire-eaters left in thef South, is evidently now beginning to prevail there. The City Railroad Jobs at Albany. According to rumor the Broadway surface road and three or four crosstown affairs are the real jobs that are to be pn9sed by the Legis lature out of the multitude of railroad schemes that have been introduced this session. The underground bills may also be " put through," but with no idea that an attempt will be made to carry out the crazy schemes, and only for the purpose of stopping opposition to the real Simon pure, original Jacobs. This Broadway Surface bill is one of the most impudent and atrocious attempt* ever made by the lobby to secure an enormously valuable franchise at the expense of the city. It is to be pushed at Albany, we understand, by the most corrupt means, and not a member of either House who ?otes for it can expect to keep his skirts clear of the mud and impurity that sticks to the job and renders it publicly offensive. The bill should be kicked out of the Legislature like an unclean tbing, as it is, and if passed should be promptly vetoed by the Governor. A bill which even Seymour could not make up his mind to sign for his New York "friends" is not very likely to meet the approval of Fenton. RECONSTRUCTION^IN VIRGINIA. Richmond, Vs., March 15, 1867. The Senate committee have returned from Washing ton and report that they were kindly received there, and were Invited by prominent Congressmen to suggest amendments to the Supplemental Military bill. The Senate to-day adopted a resolution appointing a joint committee to wait on General bchofield and tender him their co-operation by passing and oxecuting laws ?e pro mote harmony and peace. LOUISIANA LEGISLATURE. Mew Orlkaxs, March 14, 1807. The bill appropriating $30,000 to contest tha consti tutionality of the Military bill passed in tbo Senate to day by a vote of 26 yeas to 6 nays. Tbe House passed a blil postponing thooleclion for members to tbe Consti tutions! Convention from the first Monday In April to the lint Monday in September. MARYLAND LEGISLATURE. New Board of Pollco ComaMeseri for Bal 11 More, dec. Amupol?, March 15, 1867. A deep interest was felt last night and to-day to know the result of tbe contest for Police Commissioners. In cancus last evening, after sis ballots, Lefevre Jarrett, James FX Carr and William H. B. Fassnlbough were nominated tor the position. In joint *e?*ion of both houses to-day they were declared Police Commissioners for tha city of Baltimore for four years from March 15, 1867. Tbe now election bill passed the Senate to-day. RAILROAD SLAUGHTER. Collision on tbe Pittsburg and 3tenbenvllle Road?Oa* Man Killed?Several* Sorlonsly 1*1"* ? Cotmsrs, Ohio, March 16. 1867. An accident occurred near New Brighton, on tbe ruts burg and Staubenvllle Railroad, this morning. One pas senger train ran Into another. One passenger was killed and tha lsgs of eight others were broken. NAVIGATION OF THE HUDSON RIVER. Auuicy, March 16, 1867. The river is enpposed to b? closed to navigation shove Rhinsbeck. Tbo steamboat Napha. which fame up to Bndaon, will not ven ture to return until tbe weather moderates. A considerable amount of tee was farmed in the river during the last throe nights. Nothing has arrived at or departed from Athens this season. DESTRUCTION OF A PAPER WAREHOUSE IN CHICAGO. Cmcaoo. March 16,1*67. A Ore broke out in the paper warehouse of J. M. W. Jones, on Dearborn street, last night The stock of goods was completely destroyed by lire and water. Tha loss Is estimated at $100,000, which Is Insured for $80,000. Tbo building Is damaged to tha extent of $10,000. Tbo Are communicated to tha adjoining build ing, occupied by the Ev-niag Journal Their loss ll about $6,000. BURNING Of A IARR AT EAST PASS. Crjrihto*, March 15,1867. A latter from Apalachicola reports tbo burning of the bark Annie Thew, while loading for Liverpool, at hast Pass. She bad ovai one thousand bales of cotton on board. SEIZURE OF CHINESE WOPS IN SAN FRANCISCO. Ra* Faannsco March 16, 1M7. Chinese goods to tbe value of belt a million of dol lars bavs been seised by officers of the government for alleged undervaluation. Importers generally regard the eelsure as unwarranted and arbitrary. The Chinese merchants have telegraphed to Hong Kong reroklM all orders uaUl the matter ia settle* FENIAN SCARE III CANADA. Ramre4 Fealu IH?veaienta fa the Noi(t>~ berhuod ot M. Albans. Ottawa, a W., March If, 1MI. There are rumors in town of Fenian movements in the neighborhood of St. Albans, Vt It it said thai the government is in po&sesaiofi of Ml portant information on the aubjoct, and that lion. Ik, Blair, the only Cabinet Minister here, intends to leaf* for Montreal immediately. Trepidation In Montreal?Traepa *ent to tbo Prentier?The Authorities la Coanell. Montuul, March 16,1W. One hundred and twenty-fire regulars, under (ha command of Captain Bolton, with a full supply of am munition, left by the train this morning for Champiala. A strong force or the royal artillery, with eight field pieces, will bo sent on frontier duty to-day. Freqnent conferences took place yesterday between the regular authorities and the staff of the MdiUa Department Active Military Preparations at ToronCa? Troops ta Reademu at Mrantford. Toronto, .0. W., March 15, 1MT. The mllitaiy authorities are making active prepara tions to reoeive the Fenians should they attempt another raid. Half a battery of artillery and fifty men of the Seventeenth regiment were sent to Brantford this morn ing. It la expected that two troops of hussars will join them in a few days. A brigade, to consist of artillery, cavalry and infantry of the regular army, and 1,000 vol unteers, will rendezvous at Brantford. From this plan* they cm be transported east or west on short notice. Preparations ta Repel Iaraelea at Preeeact? Larue Nambera ot Straacere Travelling Towards the Frontier, Ace. Ogdbhbbuko, N, Y., March 16,1MT. The Fenian excitement is reviving In this di rection. Fort Wellington, at Preocott, on the oppo site side of the St Lawrence, which has remained dismantled most of the winter, has been put in de fensive condition and garrisoned with troops. The provincial authorities regard this as an objective point of the Fenians, and are lu-st now hurrying forward troopa to its defence. On Wednesday the first detachment arrived, and yesterday tbe number was increased to three hundred, and others are on the way. Last night the Superintendent of tbe Ogdensburg and Lake Cbampiain Railroad received a mrauge Tom Mon treal requesting that tbe railroad ferry steamer discon tinue her night trips and lay up on the Canada aide of the river. An unusual number of strangers are travelling thia way, and rumor, with her many tongues, connects then with some new Fenian movement about to take place. For three miles about this placo the St Lawrence river Is frosen from shore to shore, and the ice would afford a safe crossing for an army were one here ready to cross. The Fenian* here are holding nightly meetings, but ihey maintain the utmost secrocv and reticence in regard ta future designs, Tbe air savors of excitement, it not hostile movements. Enthusiastic Fenian Meeting In Cblcaco. Chicago, March 15,186T. Wm. R. Roberts, President of the Fenian Brother hood, addressed a monster meeting to-night at Turner Hall. The Fenian regiment paraded the streets aaM tha wildest enthusiasm. Two hundred are reported ta have volunteered for Canada. One thousand dollars waa subscribed for uniforms. CITY INTELLIGENCE. Tin; Cold Weather.?A sccond winter seems to bava set in during the last few days. The mud m the streets, washed away by the recent rains, has disappeared and all is hard and frosty. March, like a " robustuoua periwig* pated fellow," blusters here and there, whirling abort the old women at the corners, and driving the dust lata everv one's eyes. Pedestriaus, under the influence off the tiudden chance, wrap their outer coverings mar* closely about them and seek the sunny side of the way, glad that the cold weather is accompanied by aunsbln* instaad of snow storms, as seemed but too likely to b* the case on Thursday morning when the change occurred. ? Such an atmosphere is by no means common ia this lati tude,even in this proverbially gusty month. Yesterday ths mercury stood at 24 degrees at seven A. M., 81 degrees at noon, and 33 degrees at three in the afternooa. Ob the corresponding day in 1803 ths temperature waa lower, the thermometor indicating 17, 26 and 29 dogres* respectively for the hours above named, la no inter vening year, howover, nor for several before, has lb* mercury fallen so low on the 15th of March as on yester day. litis prolongation of the winter mast be seventy felt by the poor, and it is to be hoped will be compen sated for by a continuance of warm weather when th? spring has once fairly opened. Thk Battery Ikprovexbit.?'The work on the Battery Improvement will be resumed la a few days. On exami nation It is found that the damage done to tbe lower extremity of the wall by the large quantities of first lag ics in the bsrbor during the past winter, and mora par ticularly so during tbe heavy gale of January, waa sot so extensive as it waa thought to be at first. Tbe com pleted portion of the wall la about three hundred and fifty feet in length, and is compcsed of blocks of (too* from flvo to nine feet in length by two feet In thickaaah About Beveniy feet of this wa'l was disturbed by tbe loo, and it is thought that were it not for the interfereno* oi the Commissioners of pilots in remonstrating and preventing deposits for filling in the rear of the wall, aad thus giving it strength to sustain the Immense preaaur* of water on its front, this injury would not have oa curred. A Cosacicmojg Taxpayer.? A few days sinoe Comp troller Connolly received tbe aum of $12 fraaa a oon sclence-strtcken taxpayer " on account of error la state ment of taxes for tbe year 1800." The money was credited to the general fund. Co-hextiox or Irish Sochttxb.?The consolidated Ota* vention of Irish, Father Mathew and Roman Oathobe Temperance Societies met last evening at Hlbaimia Hall, No. 70 Prince street, the President, Mr. Patrick MeArdle, In the chair. The several societies ware aa signed positions in tbe line of march, and all other arrangements perfected for the grand procession on Monday next, when will be celebrated St. Patrick's Day, the 17th or March railing upon Sunday. A committee was appointed to invite hit Grace, tbe Most Rev. Arch bishop McCioskey to review the procession, and ? barouche ordered for the purpose. The aids to the Qraad Marshal were ordered to report at eight o'clock on Mon day morning, on tbe corner of Hoyt. and Baltle atreet*, Brooklyn. Bev. Mr. Anderson, a young Roman Catholic clergyman, who hits been some time in this country col lecting funds for the erection of a church la Ireland, was present and addressed the convention, congratulat ing the delegates on the harmony which characterised their deliberations, and hoped that next year tbe day would be celebrated with Ireland free. The busiaeaa being concluded tbe convention adjourned. Bkskvolkxt Dramatic axd Mctsical Aasooirrw.?A numerously attended meeting of tbe above named aa socialion was held on Thursday evening, In Clinton Hall, for the purpose of d.^visln'* means to further the erec tion of aa asylum for aged and inllrm members. The association bas only recently been incorporated, and the treasurer has already a balance of cash on hand of ?2,r>00. and ii is tbe intention of the members to erect a building which shall be an ornsment to tbe city and add another to the already numerous and excellent charities of this great metropolis. Tin German Distknsart.? From the annual report just issued by the directors of tbe German Dispensary it appears that the number of patients treated at thia Institute during the past voar amount to 11,472. against 10.000 during the ye?r previous. Of these 6,Ml war* males and 6,405 fomaloi; 1,920 were boys, and 1,T71 girls. Seventy-two patients were admitted to tbe hospi tal rtlvi'ion of the Institute. The expenses wera $6,437 10, which were defrayed from contributions in clusive of a donation amounting to $800, The Geraaam Dispensary will be united with the new German hospi tal, which probably will be opened daring tbe aummer. BitUARD*.?The lovers of this favorite game assem bled in goodly numbers on Thursday evening at a billiard room in Bleecker street, for the purpose off seeing a display of skill by some of tbe best players off this city and neighborhood. Several very Interesting and exciting matches were played, tbe best being a gaine between Pbelan and VcDevltt Both gentlemen plated remarkably well, McDevitt exciting universal admiration by bis power of nursing the balls. Thia well known player made, in tbe course of the game, a very pretty run of 238, and waa the victor by nearly on* hundred points. Fatally Carsan Bt a Hah. Car.?Francis McMsnus, a lad sight years or age, died in tbe New York Itospltal on Thursday night rrom the effects of Injuries received the evening previous by being crushed benenth tha wheels of car 72 of ths Sixth Avenue Railroad Company in West Broadway, near Rcade street. Bis thigh and the ribs on both sides were terribly fractured. Coroner Oov?r wMI hold an Inquest on tbe body to day Tb* paroats of deceased lire st 42 Watts street Proaa* Deaths.? Early yesterday morning John Me* Gill, employed as fireman In Harper's printing bouse. Cliff street, enured the esginser s room, where he waa taken suddsnly ill and expired la a few minutes after wards. Deceased was about forty-live years of age, sad is said to bsve been a native of Ireland. Coroner Wildey wss notified to hold an Inquest Yesterday morning, at seven o'cloc k, conrad Dorrs, a , German, fifty-eight years of ags, wsnt Into the barb-r shop 32 Pell street to get ebsved, snd while sitting ol a sofa awaiting his turn suddenly fell back and expired. Deceased lived ia the same bouse. Coroner Wildey waa notified to hold an inquest A German, known only as Peter ??, at ten o'clock ;esterdav morning was found dead In bed at bis lodging nnse, .19K Baxter street An Inquest will be held oa the body by Coroner Gover. FATAl HCIWTH w 4WWTA. MAIDt. On Wednesday evening sama usai! dis