Newspaper of The New York Herald, March 20, 1867, Page 6

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated March 20, 1867 Page 6
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KEYV YORK HERALD. JAM Kb UOliDON FMTOR AND FKCMftlETOR. OrriCB H. W. CORNKB or FDI-TON AND NASSAU STS. Volume XXXII N0J 7W AMUBBMENTJ THIS EVKNINil. rniiiiim'lV THEATRK, Broad war. netr Brume ?"m?- Au. Hallow Lvl-Lataot ?gom Nlw Youa !VPW YORK THE \TKE Broitilw**, opposite New York Iluiul-KrMLWORrii?Tun 1'Hirrrr OFKVtV STADT THEATRE. 45 and 47 B .wery.? J.OKSKAK HaCM I M. H*TT*L?TAB, ODRR, Dan W INT hit fciNCS I), 1JCit KN JUilUIkM. WOOD'S TURATRE, Broadway, oppoaite St. Nichols* liuiel.?U.ncl* Tom's Cabin. OLYMPIC THEATRE. Broviway.?Sonnamboi.a. 1?< ?0WORTH HALL, **> Broadway.?PaorMxoa Hart* will I'kktokm lite Miraclss?L'Escamatku* AND lit* Eaikt Hinging Bird HAN ERANCI8CO MINSTRELS, 6H6 Broadway. opposite the Hen >|M.liUu Hotel?In thaik Ethiopian KxrAKraiN AiMNTa. Singing. Having and Huui.esguks.?Tur Black Com-spirit Hash Katiks or the Amazon. CKLLY A I.EON'S MINSTRELS. 7?I Broadway. oppo RitetUp N'ew Yurk IIot'>l?In tjrir SoNua, Dan ?m?. Kcokn tkiuitipn. BrRi.rNQrRs, ftr.? Oindkk-Lkon?Mapaiiaacak JBai 1ST TBOI'PM? t'ATTI IN PARI*. FIFTH AVENUE OPERA HOUSE. Noa. t and 4 Wen Twenty-fourth ktreet.?tiairrur A Chrutt's Mirntmria.? Ethiopian Minstrxljt, Ballads, Burlksboks, Ac?Thk Or a an Yacht Rack?Tit* Black Crook. TONY PASTOR'S OPKBA HOUSE. Ml Bowerv ?Uoni c VOCALIBM. Ni-.KO Minn! USLNT. Bai.I.RT DlVBBTianK*, Nr. Ac.?Tiia Wokianu Uirls or Saw York. CHARLEY WHITE'S COMBINATION TROUPE, a' Mechaulea' Hall, 473 Broadway?In a Variptt or i.i.ui axo Lailihablk RntbrtainMRirrs, Corps dr Ballot, Ac. ? Achikii.sot's Frolics. IIOOLEY'SOPERA HOUSE. Brooklyn.?Ethiopian Hin writRLaT. Ballads ahd Bcrlraguri Thi Bin a Man op Aoar. THE BCSYAN TABLE\VX. Union Hall, oo-ner of Twenty-third street and Broadway, at ? Moriv? Mir. Bob or thr Pilgrim'- Progrbrn?mrrr M agnific-.nt Acanls Mutinie Wedneiday and Saturday at 8 o'clock. NEW YORK MUSEUM OP ANATOMY. 6UI Broadwav.? Hiid and Kiuht Arm or I'komt?The Washington Twins?IVondkrs in Nstcral Distort, ficiMNCt- and Art. LkCTuKas Daily. Open from 8 A.M. till 1UP. M. INSTITUTE OF ART (Derby OalleryL 829 Broadwav ? Orj*d Exhibition or Paintings.??'Thk Rkj-ublicam Court'' im tint Dats op Lincoln. TRIPLE SHEET. New York, Wednesday, March '20. 1SH7. TBS WE W I. EUROPE. The new* report by the Atlantic cable i* dated yes terday evening. March 19. The deapatcbae reached ui after Home slight interruption, caused on the Island of Cap? Breton, by a snow storm, which raged on Monday, and a temporary "going down" or the Irish telegiaph line* at an early hour yesterday morning. Mr. Disraeli outlined the Derby Reform bill to Parlia ment on the lSth Inst., and obtained leave to introduce the measure in the House of Commons next evening, lie supported the general principle of the bill by copious statistics. Mr. Gladstone, the cable is made to say, thought the figures "absurd," but reserved his argumeut until the bill was before the mem tiers The debute is adjourned to the '25th Instant. Forty prominent Fenians, including Gen eral Hurke, were conveyed in Irons to the county Jail of 'Jlpperary. MM. Thiers and Jules Favp- at tacked .Napoleon's foreign policy in the French legists ture, as inducing a unity of Germany and Italy hostile to the intercuts of France. The Emperor Napoleon is dn favor of the Catholic Powers assuming the Papal debt in pm rata proportions, and guaranteeing its pay ment. PniMia will not protest against the incorpora tion of Poland in the Russian empire. The national Cabinet of Hungary has been Installed in the presence of the Emperor of Austria Admiral TegethoCf. or the Austrian navy, ha* been recalled from the United States to assume command of the fleet In the Adriatic. Russia is said to be purchasing vessels suitable for war Iran-port*. Consols closed at 91 for money in London. United Hi a tee Ave.twenties were at 74J?. Five-twenties close-1 at 7T', in Frankfort yesterday. Cotton closed steady In Liverpool yesterday, with middling uplands at 13Sd. Broadstufts linn. CONGRESS. In the Senate yesterday a bill to further dstine the qualifications of member* of Congress was introduced, referred to tbe Judiciary Committee, and ordered to be (Hinted. Numerous bills and resolutions of a local or unimportant ebararter were reported, and referred, or otherwise acted upon. The action of the House on the Supplementary Reconstruction bill being announced, the Senate insisted upon its amendments, and agreed to a committee of conference. Mr. Johnson moved that ths credentials of Mr. Thomas, of Maryland, be referred to the Judiciary Committee. Mr. Thomas himself re questing an investigation into the charges preferred on Monday. This motion was agreed to, and the creden tials ware so referred. The report of the conference committee on the tiuppiemenlary Reconstruction bl It was agreed to, and the Senate adjourned. In the House a Joint resolution, prohibiting the iwue of Agricultural College scrip to the States lately in rebel lion excepting Tennessee, was Introduced under a sus pension of the rules, and passed by a vote of 103 yeas to 33 nays. The Senate's disagreement in the Hons# amendment to Che (Supplementary Reconstruction bill waa announced, and the amendment being insisted upon ? committee of conference was aaked for. Mr. Stevens called up n motion to reconsider the vote by which his bill providing for the eandaoat ion of ibe public lands in ?he South was referred to tbe Committee or tbe Whole on tb>* 11th o( Marcb, and attempted to read a speech in advocacy of his motion, but becoming too weak through III health to anish it, Mr. MrPberson, the Clerk, waa called upon and read the remainder of it. Mr. Mevens ?hen moved that it be postponed until the second Toes Hay In December which was agreed to. The House then meat into Committee of the Whole on the bill appropri ating $1,030,dW far the relief of destitute people ad tbe South An amendment was olTered by Mr Better authorising the district commanders to a?-?as certain sums tor Um purpose from landtiotdera in their reapsctirs districts. The committee rose after a long discussion, without disposing of the bill or Ilia amend ments. A reeolntiea directing the Committee on foreign Alton to inqstrs into the iitsrsnta of Americas com meros on lbs transit routes across tbe Central and Mouth Amen'-ai isthmuses eras adopted. Tbe conference re port on tbe ^supplementary tWoestmotion bill was ngr-*-'d to, end it now gees to tba President tor bis not i -n. The Hones seen after adje?rs"d. THX LEGISLATURE. In the Senate yesterday the bill to amend an art for the prevention of frauds in the laying out oT street* in New York was advanced to a third reading, communi cations from lbs Board of Health relative to a quaran tine station and from tbe Superintendent of the Metro politan Police relative to the controversy Imtween Jus tice Connolly and himself were presented. The bills to in corporate the Metropolitan I nderground Railway Cora - . pany waa pawed by a rote of twenty ysaa tb eleren naya. Kameron* other hills of a local or persons! nature were passed, sad ie the evening session the bill authorising the Central Retimed to charge two cents and a hall per mile passenger fare wa? takes up as a special order. It was reported after some dtacumtos and ordered to a third reading. The repert of the conference committee on the Constitutional Convention hill waa adopted. In the Assembly a large number of claim bills were passed Borne diffrolty occurred is keeping S quorum present and tbe Assembly took a recen. On reaaaem - Ming, bills to prevent injure and low of life to persons on railroad calf; to amend the act relative to tbe i on miHsioaer* of Immigration, and to prevent obatrnctioni upon the pters and wharves and to regulate tht use ?>t Blips and wharvro in New York were passed TAX CITY. The Board of Aldermen met yesterday, when, byre. Solution, Corporation Counsel Richard O Merman wt< directed to sesist Poller Justice Ml(j|pel Centrolljr In the suite instituted by him against Huperlbtondent Kennedy The Mayor communicated the toot of hie having ap proved of the city tax budget.pUtbough there were some items la It that were ohiectionable. | The Board of Coaacilinen met vaelerday and ?oa nurred with tfcp $Wer?*A Id i^res 'Hg the Corporal >jd tv rpu?<a toi v"lai*a'i (fi/mtgprafeo 'roro uterferiug with that thorougbfar and to lake the oe e<*ary log ii rueaciree to test the constitutionality of tlf coaaui?*ian A resolution was offered requesting the "*> >r t > i>re?enl t .plain Freeman, of the ahip K.-io'.m-, with a su Ublv inscribed gold medal for hie b'.nuu* 'loite in rescuing one bnndred and seventy passe ng re from the ahip Bavaria. It was laid over. The itoAi t i i; iuraed to moot on Thursday at two o'clock The !?<*: h of doeumen la furniehed to the Legislature by the Police Commissioners relative to the action of s? mer i.tcudent Kennedy in practically suspending buai nejrt a Justice Michael Connolly'a court, in Uie Fourth district embracea the general order issued by the Super intendent on the occanton, the report of the Commis sioners themselves, and a lengthy statement from Ken nedy. In the latter a number of affidavits are given, which extend over a period of sis yearn, detailing lan guage end conduct on the part of Justice Connolly, cal culated, it U charged, to intimidate and degrade the officers and deter them from performing their duties. The lea.-* of the lerry from Whitohall street to 8taten Island, for ten yean, waa sold to Commodore Vender bilt yesterday, at auction, for $1,000 per annum, and the franchise of the ferry to be established between the foot of Twenty-third street and Pavonia, N. J., was sold to tha Krie Railway Company for $00 per annum, the lease having ten years to run. The funeral of General Strong took place yesterday at one P. M., from Calvary church, Fourth avenua and Twenty-itrat street. A number of prominent citizens and friends of the family assembled to pay the last tribute of respect to this highly respected man. The service waa conducted by tha Rev. Dm Tyug and Dyar, of st. (iaorge's church, of which congregation deceased had long been a member. Register Hums, of the Board of Health, sent la his weekly mortality report for the week ending Saturday, March IS. to the Boar d of Health yesterday afternoon. The grandjtotel of deaths during the week was three hundred and ninety. There were deaths from the fol lowing causes:?Mens lee, aiz; scarlatina, thirteen; cholera morbus and other diarrheal diseases, ten; acci dents and negligence, nine. The note which occurred on St. Patrick's Day wera' tho subject of excited conversation among the public generally and tho iioliccmen especially yesterday, officer Kearney, one of the first of the policemen mal treated, gives an exciting statement of the affair. The wounded are still suffering seriously, and, although la provios, several of them arc still in a precarious con J1UOQ. The man round mortallv wounded in William-burg on Monday night ha* been identified ai John Fltspatrick, an employ.- of Waterburvs ropnwalk on Busbwick **?? mi? Avoun^mat. named Nicholas Hughee who we* seen 'o the company of deceased just previous to t ? murder ha* been arrested. In the Supreme Court, Circuit, fart 2. yesterday an scton ?u brought by Oscar Requa, administrator, a most John W. Sherwood, to recovor $350, the value or some seven-thirty rnited States bonds deposited by the decedent. Emma Requa. with the defendant, her brother for the boueflt of her children. The pla nt ill alleged that the de- eased was temporarily aberrated at the time of making the disposition. The jury returned a verdict for the defendant without leaving ther A suit was brought in the Supreme Court, Circuit, Part 2 yesterday bv Wm. Copley, against ficorqe Hiuplet ah for the recovery of f 125. the value of two hundred and ?art, cameltas sold by plaintiff to defendants a short t.rae previous to Sew Year s Day, 1*66. Both the parties to this action are florists, and a large number or profes sion C horticulturists were examined in reference to the value of cam -lias during the holiday seasons, Ac. The jury returned a verdict for the plaintiff in the sum of $8A 50. to th? Supreme Court Circuit, Kings county (before Judge .Jilberti, yesterday, an action was brought by Mr. Prancts Rowing against Washington Manley k Co . stock brokers, to recover $11,000. the amount of bonds held by defendants in plaintiffs name and owned by him. It was claimed by plaintiff that defendants had refused te deliver the bonds to him or return an equivalent in mouev. while they set up the delence that the bonds had been delivered to Mrs. Rowing on an order signed by her husband. Testimony was introduced by plaintiff proving that at the time defendants olaimad ttaay had given Mrs. Kowtn* the bonds he was almost at the point of death and unable to write. The jury rendered a ver ,n his favor for $10,641. subject to the court at General Term. This wm the second trial of the case. In the Superior Court yesterday Anna Barrett was swarded by the jury $2,000 damages agsinit the Hiird Avenue Railroad Company for Injuries sustained by her last Becember in the collision of a Third avenue car with s freight oar of the Harlem Railroad. In the General Sessions yesterday Patrick Kelly was convicted of robbery In the Aral degree, and sentenced to the State IVison for flflean years. Robert Maylard was convicted of obtaining a package of goods from R. S Jattrav A Co. by moans of a false token, which was a checx upon tba Sacond National Bank, signed by Ander son A Maylard, who kept no account with the bank. Maylard was sant to the State Prison for two years. In the Marine Court yeaterday before Judite Alker and a jurv, In the case or Mooney vs. the North an t Bast River and Central Park Railroad and the Hudson River Railroad Companies, which wn? an artion by plaintiff to recover damages Tor tha loss of the serv: *s or hi* wife, who had received injuries resulting from a collision of .. ppsaenger car and a locomotive, the pro pertv of the defendants, the Jury returned a verdict for the pia.ntiff for $100-the faseeMment to bo made In two equal sums upon both defendants. The stock market was Arm yesterday, and closed steady. Gold closed at lff3T< a 134. There was but tlttl" change In tha general aspect of commercial affair* yesterday, yet there wore some marted rbanges. In imported merchandise business ?m fair and in soma commodities quite large, hut in the absence' of any material change In the price of gold price* were generally without nouworthy change The cotton market ruled quiet, pending the receipt of later cable news, which arrived Me late to affect the market either one way or the other. The movement in bread stuA continued fair, and tha market ruled buoyant flour was 10c. a 10c. higher, and in soma case* pnoee were advanced still further, but the demand was only moderate. Wheat and corn ware higher. Provisions were dull and lower, exoept lard, which was Arm. Freights were quiet Naval stores were moderately or tire, and Arm. Petroleum was steady. Wool was lew act ire though qntte steady. ?IBCKLLAHS0US. Our Havana correspondence, dated March IS. any* that n roral decree had arrtred from Spain abolishing aororal tares hitherto anforoad, to take effhet in July next, whan a new impost substituted for them will ?t? rate epam tuts The maanoren are apparently liberal, but will in reality add twenty mllllona to the revenue from Cuba. Tha coolie immigration in Increasing rapidly, and M at tended with more than the usual cruelty and Inhumanity. Passengers leering Hnmnn are subjected te the annoy tare and detention consequent on the enforcement of the laws requiring their ident! float ion. Vessels from Kurope with clean bills of health are net selected in quarantine. Tha sugar market ts dull. Freights are aotartim and exchange Is tending downwards, currency on New York quoting at 26 and IT per cent atmo^imt^ special letters from British Honduras, dated at Baltaa on the (Bd of February, Inform us that subsequent to tboir Isle revere* the British troops geined a very im portent rk-tory over tha Indians, who had w Aidlsg on the colonials. Qeita a number of Indiana?men, woman and cblldren-wern killed by rockets thrown Into a retreating crowd, many of their villages were burned and their corn Held* laid waato. Considerable discontent ex isted la the public mind in Belli* notwithstanding, and tha colonists at large continued alarmed and excited. Tha sugar making season had opened, but operations were liknly to hn suspended for want of hands, and the *ama difficulty exlntod In the mahogany and logwood tickta of Urn Northern district The Fealaa newt by tha latest despatches gives little or no encouragement to the Brotbarhood. There h> n^fart stagnation In U?n excitement that prevailed during the entire of last week, and the belief ts broom ,1,4 general that nothing like an Insurrection was Initiated m Ireland, and that whnterer disturbance occurrediw muchly and easily qnetlud. The moremant In Canada la, qiiHkiy a? ' aennrnl attontlon, and it* Inau however, attracting more genera* aw , ...ration is bellarad to he near at hand. *0*' teeel ha* bean In a stole of th. -M J* citemsni for Urn last two or thiee <** **'"J* startling rumors wore sat aAoat, to tha athct that t Victoria Bri dgo or th# powder mageiine was to blow* vp. An extraordinary Cabinet council w* held. and u transpired that mora troopo had been *?*?6'*^? for to England. The gunbonla on the taksn art being thoroughly equipped, and th# volunteers are held in rsadinem foe marching at a moment'* notice. Gar cor respond*!t in Bt. Alhaaa, vt., says tba* there aremany Miigvsa fscee noticenbU sheut th* streoth that cry probably that little town will am '?* the !>*>? of a tVnHn oil .ma m CtntK Oi r corre*poad?it says that ffunnieutt is shout caavaagiB* llie State in order to counteract the in fluence esciteil by several prumiaeat rebels who, baring accepted the situation, are now endeavoring to Influence the neuro vote for their own political ends. Iluumeutt is considered s good orator, and the question of opposing him with Henry A. Wise is mooted. Report savs that Wardwell, for Mayor, heads a municipal ticket nomi nated by the negroes in Richmond. The ttrst vessel of a regular French government hue between the Society Islands and Han Francisco arrived at the latter place on Monday from Tahiti. The veseels will make monthly trips in future, and the hate of sup plies for those islands has been changed Irou Valparaiso to Han Francisco. A fire broke out in the Carroll House, Both well, Canada West, on Monday uight, wh ich destroyed the mam portion of the town. Over one hundred houeee were burned down, and n largo Dumber of families are that rendered houseless and destitute. Betlhen Rereuetrurtiwa?The Power and the Programme of Secretary Staatea. IIm the age ot miracles returned? One would think so from the amazing political events almost daily transpiring around us. How, for example, short of some miraculous agency, can we account for the extraordinary fraterni zation on Monday last, at Columbia, the State capital of South Carolina, of whites and blacks at a political colored meeting for the celebra tion of the enfranchisement ot the colored race. This meeting, by invitation, was addressed by General Wade Hampton (the owner only the other day of over a thousand negro slaves), W. F. DessaiLssure, and other leaders of the ruling white class of the Palmetto Stipe, and by Rev. David Pickett and Beverly Nash, black men. That tbe best spirit of harmony prevailed on this novel occasion between these late white masters and black slaves on this new platfdrm of civil and political equality is evident- from tbe fact that the black speaker Nash, on behalf of his race, promised a petition to Congress to repeal the white rebel defranchisemeuts in the laws of Southern reconstruction which deprive the blacks of the political services df those in whom they have the greatest confidence. Now the question recurs, what can be the secret.of this wonderful fraternization of Wade Hiiiupton, the embodiment of Southern white chivalry, and Beverly Nosh, the representative of Hampton's emancipated black slaves? We think we have the explanation at hand. In the ten excluded States (census of 1S60) the population of each was thus divided?except ing a rough estimate for Virginia deducting the new State of West Virginia:? Whit't H'.i kt. AIal?.m, .'>28.431 4i?:?7f) mS'.'.'.V... axial FlrtrlJa ... 77.748 82,?77 f';r',a w,.m ?SKiI 387, 529 336,873 In" r^ni ?w.? ?;7-4m Nortli Carolina 22'122 euafo South Osroliu. t?."t 4.271.981 5.227.899 At tho present time. making allowance* for natural increase on the one hand and the effects of the war on the other, in theso ten States, in cutting off the whites and in increasing the blacks hy accessions from Tennessee. Ken tucky, Missouri and Maryland, brought-down for security as slaves during the war. the ag gregate population is perhaps now about 4,500,000 whites against. 5,750,000 blacks. The blacks are in the majority in South Carolina. Mississippi and Louisiana ; and they are pro bably about equal in numbers to the whites in Georgia. Alabama and Florida : and with un; versal black suffrage ' they form a strong bal ance or power in the other four States. General Wade Hampton, then, is simply leading off in behalf of the dominant Southern white landliolding class for this important Southern black balance of power in this work of Southern reconstruction. This is the true policy for Hampton and all his class and for the South. But. under the regulations of Con gress the Secretary of War has a grand game to plav for the negro vote, and he has also many advantages in his bands. The President is the chief executive officer in this business ; bat the military commanders appointed by bim are General Grant's nominations, approved by Secretary Stanton. The? report to General Grant, he reports to the head of the War De partment, through whom all instructions be yond the usual routine of military authority must pass. The President may disagree with bis Secretary of War in this thing, that thing or the other; but if Mr. Slanlon will not yield there is no help for It, because under the new Tenure of Office bill he cannot be removed without the consent of the Senate. The radicals of Congress, in short, have thrown the protection of the Sen ate around Mr. Stanton, in order to secure through him. even against the President, if necessary, a thorough enforcement of the terms of Southern reconstruction. In the event of a hitch between the President and the Secretary we need net be at a loss in guessing the deci sion of Congress. The test of these reconstruc tion laws will settle one wsy or the other the impeachment qnestion. President Johnson, therefore, oo trial, has no alternative of safcty bnt that of leaving this reconstruction holiness to the management of Secretary Stanton, through General Grant and his Ave district commanders. We know, too, from the experience of the nnfortnnste General McClellan and others that Stanton, when he has

an object in view and sees bis way clearly, is not a man of half-way measures, but an ener getic and derisive man, stopping at no impedi ments. He is accordingly the very man for Congress in this Southern work, and that he will to direct it as to be gratefully remembered in the republican national convention of 1868 we cannot doubt The prise for which he is to contend is the Southern political balance of power now held by the blacks. If he can con trol this negro balance of power so as to place the excluded States in the bands of the repub lican party in their reorganisation he may dis pute even with General Grant the honors of the succession. The ruling Southern white claas, the landholders, to whom the laboring clam, the blacks, have mahily to look fbr work and bread, can. however, If they will only follow at onoe the example of Wade Hampton, secure their black voters in thn organisation of n new Southern plrty, comprehending the political and commercial interests of the South in the Union, with the aocial interests of both mces blended In the same community. This is to be the great contest in Southern reconstruc tion, and so It will more distinctly appear m the work goe? on. cur Reform la the I .extol al are-Wharvee mad Piers. The bill providing for a Commission of New York Wharves and Piers will bo considered by the State Senate to-day. aad should be re jected. together with ail similar WW ?M be proposed during the present session. This particular measure has very much the appear ance of a job and is full of imperfection*. Hut good or bad, it is inexpedient to enact it into a law at this time. The State Constitu tional Convention, which is now certain to be held, will beyond doubt lay down a system of government for this city which, to be efficient, economical and satisfactory to the people, must entirely change the existing system. The wharves and piers, as well as all other city property, will then probably be placed in the hands of a Department of Public Works, and all the present independent commissions will give place to departments responsible to one executive head. Any machinery that may now be pat in motfon by the Legislature will there fore be liable to be altered or Interrupted by the operation of the new system, and the expense attendant upon the change will be an unneces sary charge upon the taxpayers. The people of New York who .are interested in the pros perity of the oity do not Mk tor any of these tinkering jobs at the hands of tlie present Legislature. The applicants for the Piers and Wharves bill, and for all the other schemes at Albany at this time, are only the speculators and lobbyists, who hope to make a profit out of them. They arc looking to their own pock ets and not to the real interests of the city and of the taxpayers. The Legislature should re fuse to favor these jobs, and should leave the whole question of city reform in the hands of the Convention of Revision. The Kev. Chevalier Abhetl and the Kmprrer I.euie Napeleoa. Our readers, some of them at least, have heard of Abbott's Life of the First Napoleon, a work the engravings of which not tinfre quently remind one of the caricatures iu Pvnch. or which, to put it more correctly, both because of the excellency of its illustra tions and the accuracy of its historical state ments. is not unworthy of a place side by side with Harper's celebrated Journal of Civiliza tion. It apppir* from a letter which we print in another column, and which we commend, to those of our readers especially who hare a liking; for psychological studies, that this same Mr. Abbott, who has don" so much justice to the m "uiorv of one Napoleon, has already set about collecting materials for the perform ance ot a similar task for his great namesake and successor, the present ruler of trance. If this letter does not prove to be a mischievous practical joke, perpetrated by some knowiag wag. Mr. Abbott is going about his business in a somewhat practical manner. It is per fectly natural for an artist who has resolved upon a great historical picture to obtain, il possible, a sitting from the original. This favor it appears the Emperor accorded with "the most gratifying cordiality." It must, indeed, have been gratifying to the Emperor himself to listen to the glowing eulogy on his life and labors which Mr. Abbott tells us he pronounced in his pre sence, and which manifestly must have been written beforehand and carefully committed to memory?to be told by the impartial historian of his uncle that the " acts of his own administration were to be recorded in an equally friendly spirit. ' and that in order to do full justice to the subject and "to carry the conviction of the truth of the narrative to impartial mind" the libraries and book stalls of Paris had been explored by the his torian himself, and that a similar work waa being don" by an agent in London. It would certainly have been strange if the imperial author of the Lite of Julius Omsar had not been enchanted with the thought; strange if the interesting interview had not been "prolonged for nearly an hour;" stranger still, if, on the following evening, when the reverend chevalier was honored with a public presentation to the Emperor and Empress at a magnificent to'xrie in the Tuileries, the Kmperor bad not, in the presence of Jour thousand guests, honored him as he honored no other. " When my name was mentioned," the reverend chevalier tells us, "the Emperor approached, and taking me by the hand said 11 am happy to see you, Mr. Abbott. I bid you welcome to the Palace of the Tuilerie*.'" Why did the reverend cheva lier not inform us how the Empress Eugenie looked and what her Majesty was graciously pleased to say ? Did she, too, take him by the hand t But we must not be too inquisitive. Chevaliers are men of honor, and there are some things they may not tell. America is becoraiag richer in the chevalier species of the yeniut homo; the Rev. John 8. C. Abbott most now be added to the number. In the new riWe which he has assumed the Rev. Chevalier John S. C. Abbott has evidently a great deal to learn. Compared, for example, with the Chevalier WikofT, his powers of ob servation are grievously defective. Prom the book which Wikof has already given to the world and in which he has related his inter views with Louis Napoleon, with Lord Pal merston and Count Cavour and others, as well as his bootless chase after the beautlfhl Miss Gamble, Chevalier Abbott might have learned what was expented of men of his order when they are made the honored guests of illustrious personages. If the Chevalier Abbott could get a peep into that work on which the Chevalier Wtkoff is now engaged, and which will yet delight and astonish the world, he would sea how much he had yet to learn. He has written a letter abont Napoleon. With the exception of the few complimentary words which Napo leon addressed to himself, all that ha tells as about the Kmperor is that since he last him he looks fourteen years older. Inasmuch as ho tells as in the seme sentence that it is just fourteen years since he last saw him, the information surely is qnilo unnecessary. Che valiers are proverbially vain; Mr. Abbott, however, if he would rise to any eminence in his order, must not obtrude self just quite so much. Tks Hneslemeatarv ?eceastrnctlea Bill Passed. The Supplementary Reconstruction bill Anally passed Congress yesterday, the report ef the committee of conference having been agreed to by both houses. A formal opposi tion to the report was made by the democrats in the House, bat witbont avail. The bill now goes to the President, and will no donbt be promptly returned, with his veto, and as promptly paseod hy the required two-thirds vote in the Senate and House. When this work is finished Oengrees will at onoe adjourn for the long recess, sahjeet, however, to be re neeembled in esse of any contumacious con duct an the part of the President t? oarrytig out the lev* Another Bard or W?r. The government is evidently in possession of evidence sufficiently strong to warrant the belief that another attempt is about to be made by the Fenian organization to invade the Canadian provinces. Yesterday a force of United States regulars, in numbers sufficient to load nine passenger cars, which would not be less than five or six hundred men, was despatched over the Hudson River Railroad for Oswego, where they will probably remain until their services are required on the fron tiers. This looks as if the government is de termined to again interfere for the preserva tion of our neutrality laws. Forty Cento' Worth of C??0- J There lias been & g^eat deal of fuss made in some of the newspapers over certain alleged corruptions at the Custom House in this city and the official conduct of Collector Smythe. A committee of Congress sat for thirty days and thirty nights at the Astor House, collect ing a fund of tattling and gossip and listening to all the tales carried to them by disappointed applicants for Custom Houss "plums,' dis charged officials and political brokers and jobbers. This trash they made up into a lengthy report, written in the most approved style of yellow covered literature, which they published with a flourish of trumpets intended 10 astonish the world and make tho Collector of the port and the President of the United States shake in their shoes. Some of the news papers seized upon the sensational document with an avidity which at once indicated that Collector Smythe had not properly appreci ated their friendship and influence; but the public soon discovered that there was not in the whole report, from beginning to end. one particle of evidence connecting the Collector with any corruption or fraud or malpractice of any description in relation to money mat ters, excepting in one single instance, which, strangely enough, was stricken out by tho committee. This solitary piec9 of bribery an l corruption, which was brought home to Collector Smythe by his own admission, was the bestowal upon one of the President's daughters of forty cents' worth of candy. When asked, upon his oath, if he had given money or any article or thing of value costing money, to any person in Washington, his reply was, "Yes. sir; I once gave Senator Patterson's lady forty cents' worth of candy." This was the only instance in which the use of money was proved against the Collector, and this was ignored and stricken out by the com mittee. together with another piece of evidence which connected a pious republican journal notorious for its abuse of the President with the Custom Honae pickings and stealings. Wo are now furnished with a second edition of this report in a terrible speech by Mr. Hulburd in the House of Representatives, in which he seeks to alarm the Collector in the true Bombastes Furioso stvle. But the speech is as trashy as the report. There is not a single fact in it, from beginning to end, which in any way implicates Collector Smythe. in corrupt practices. There is rascality enough in the Custom House, outside of the Collector, and in the forty thousand dollar job got up by a "ring" who were anxious to secure for themselves the general order business; but either Mr. Hul burd anil his committee^gere too stupid to find it out or bad no desire to do so. The fhet is there is one very curious feature connected with this investigation. While the Hulburd committee was sitting at the Astor House another committee was engage# in inquiring into the enormous whiskey frauds committed in this city and Brooklyn, as well as into other corruptions in the inter nal revenue system. Nothing has been heard of the latter committee or their labors and discoveries. Yet it is an admitted fact that the government has been robbed to the ex tent of millions of dollars through the negli gence and connivance of revenue officials. Some developments have been made which show that most gigantic frauds sre yet in the bsekground, bat scarcely s word of the testimony taken by the committee has been given to the public. What is the meaning or this? Collector Smythe is no politician, and the people laugh at his open ness snd candor. He probably believes that he has committed some very heinous offences, bewildered as he has been by the tricks of po litical brokers snd shsrp Congressmen ; but of what public interest is his forty oents worth of enndy as compared with the mon strous frauds. involving millions of dollars, per petrated in the Internal Revenue Department? It looks very much as if all this outcry mads by the Hulburd committee over the Custom House humbug wera designed to divert public attention from the internal revenue frauds. No doubt some or the republican managers woald be glad to cover np this matter and to raise s fuss over tha Hulburd report, so that the silence of the other committee may not attract observation. But we insist that tha public sre mora interested In ascertaining what officials are implicated in the gigantic frauds in the Internal Revenue Department, by which the Treasury has been robbed of mil lions of dollors, than in all the Custom House sqnabbles and intrigues put together, includ ing collectors. Congresemen, copperhead Sen ators, President's relatives, veteran lobbyists, political jobbers, forty cents' worth of candy, old Mrs. Perry snd all. The l.ate Attach #? the Follee. There is but one opinion abroad with refer ence to the rash and inexcusable attack made on the police daring the procession on Mon day, and that is that those who were parties to it should be summarily and severely punished. Without going into the merits of the case, or referring to the causes of the disturbance, or attempting to decide which party were the ag gigftsorft?for these are facts for the proper authorities to find out?wa must condemn in the most unqualified manner the violence with which the police were assailed. It is abso lutely necessary that the police should be sustained by the whole community in the per formance of their duty. If they are not sup ported there can be no security for the pre servation of peace. If the police are to be not only obstructed in their duty, but crnelly as saulted snd wounded almost unto death, as in this late case, we cannot expeot to be pro tected from the ravages of burglars or the attacks of highwaymen snd cutthroats. The only organization upon which wo m Efll (fl protection in tbb city and its surroundings if the police force, and if tlie police arc not bu? tained we will be lefl to the mercy of the roughest elements of the community. In tbta point of view the collision which occurred during the procession on Monday must be unsparingly condemned, and those who participated in it must be regarded as gross violators of the law, aud in no other light, no matter who they were or to what nationality they belong. While the general body of the participants in the celebration during which this unfortunate occurrence took place cannot be held responsi ble for it, Inasmuch as they were wholly ignorant of the disturbance and pursued their line of march in an orderly and creditable manner, there is no ezcnae for the individuals who made the wicked and violent aasault on the police, who, according to the facts aa slated, were engaged In preserving order and affording every facility for the convenience of the procossionists. The attack was wanton and lawless, and we trust the ringleaders will be brought to justice ; and thus, by fastening the guilt upon the offending parties, the peace fill and well conducted portion?which com prised the vast majority of the celebrants will be fully relieved from any odium whioh may be unthinkingly attached to them from the conduct of a few hot-headed individuals. Maximilian la a New Pfcaao. The graphio letter of our special corre spondent from the headquarters of the impe rial army in Mexico, which we published yes terday, shows Maximilian in a new light Our correspondent accompanied the army in its march to Queretaro, occasionally, however, being In advance and falling in with bands of liberals, and once with a band of guerillas, who relieved him, ol course, of all bis movable property. He writes, therefore, not from report, but from what be saw and actual experience. It is evident that when Maximilian said, ia the address he issued to the army, "that to-day places me in the front, tbut this is the day I have long and ardently desired to see sad that we will fight bravely and tenaciously," it was not an unmeaning boast or a mere flourish of words. He has acted up to this part; for we find him marching at the bead of his army and in command of it, undergoing all the fatigues and dangers of a regular cam paign. Relieved of the control or assistance of the French, he stands upon his own bottom. His pride is aroused and his pluck is up, and, like a brave man, he is resolved to fight for his crown. We cannot help admiring this con duct, however much we may doubt his pru dence in remaining in Mexico or his chance of success. General Marquez was chief of stiff to Maxi milian. The army, which U variously esti mated at from eight thousand to thirteen thou sand men, was divided into three corps. The command of the first oorps was given to Gen eral Miramon, the second corps to Mar ques and the third to Mcjia. The intention was to move out of Queretaro, in the direo - tion of San Luis Potosi, probably with the expectation of engaging Escobede in battle. Tho imperial army is not a large one, it is trne, but there is some good materiel in it, and Maximilian ban concentrated around him all the military talent of his party. The liberals must have n good force and it must be well managed, or they may And the imperialists too much for them. Escobedo's forces, which are supposed to be about twenty thousand men, were at er near San Lois Potosi, and occupied two-third* of a circle, it was said, round the approaching army of Maximilian. Some of these specific military details as to the relative position* *ff the two forces must be taken with due allow ance for mistakes. There seems to be no doubt that an important battle, and perhaps a decisive one, was imminent The next news from Mexico, probably, will be highly interesting. While all this was going on in the interior wo learn that most or the French bad left, aad that Marshal Bazalne was to leave Vera Cru* for France in a day or two. The Marshal, however, was about to leave hi* regreto with the Mexicans in the form of a private box con taining three hundred and fl?ty-two thousand dollars, which it is said the guerillas gobbled up as it was coming to Vera Crnz. Four hun dred ChaMmm d'Afrique were sent in pursuit of the robbers, and the Marshal had appealed to Porflrio Diaz, the liberal general commanding along the road, to have investigations mads. This, though a serious affair to Bazaine, is n comical ending to his career in Mexico, and highly illustrative of that country. We cnaanl say whether Porflrio Diaz knew anything about these twenty-two thousand ounces or not, bat he must have laughed in his sleeve when Bazaine called upon him for assistance. Tho aceac* are continually shifting in Mexico, pre ?eating to our view new, interesting and some s comical phases of the intervention and the war. From the present state of things wo may look soon for news from our correspondent of an unusually Important character. A Trun.r Wars to PnBsum.vT Johnson.? Congress will soon adjourn, aad tho work of reconstruction will then go on under tho con trol of tho President, the Secretary of War aad the military officers in the newly constructed ' districts of the South. It to for Mr. Johnson to see that ho leaves no loophole for his ene mies to creep in?that ho faithfhlly earrien out the programme set down by the law. If there are any shortcomings to bo set down against him when Congress to coiled together again be may be removed in three weeks therm after. Therefore a timely word of warning te the President may not be out of place. Kcrpt til (ha Kim. From yesterday's cable despatches it appears j that Egypt to about to secure her independence. Whether Ismail Pacha will assume the title of Caliph or Sultan I* Immaterial, in view of the fret that, freed from the control of the imperial goreminent at Constantinople, he will be at liberty to yield to the influence of European tbonght, which is destined at no distant day to revolutionize the'entire country over which he rules. Egypt to alrezdy in possession of several lines of railway, telegraphic line* connect tho principal centres or population, and the Suez caul promises te bs a success. Under n wise government the wealth of the country will be mor* fully developed, and Egypt may yet surpass the splendor to which she attained under the wisest of the rtolemles. UNtM Ki rmjR iTutsmii. t-oenWiMU, Mich IS. IMT ' (Wciw Os'Mbf will *1^4*1 ^TIW1IU U. ,S|Oe?f