Newspaper of The New York Herald, March 21, 1867, Page 6

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated March 21, 1867 Page 6
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NEW YORK HERALD. JAM1S UOBDUN UKMETT. EDITOR AND PROPHIETOa err ice n. w. corner or> ?.*d mssac errs. Volume N?* ?? AMUSEMENTS THIS EVENING. BROADWAY THEATRE. Brosdwa*. ncsr Broome iii i ?All Hallow trk-LiTfw rcoa Nlw Yon*. NI W YORK THEATRE, HtoTdway, opposite Naw York H-jieI.-KASit?oiita?Tbk Pretty llouutliui. TlfKATRE FRANC.vIH. Fourteenth street, near Sizih e??u'K)-La Scrruca d'omb Ferre?L'Argcr D'ume In sands. GERMAN STADT THEATRE. 48 end 47 Bowery.? E??i Taga ac* dem Lbexn Kines Fe beaten. OLYMPIC THEATRE. Broadway.?Thb Dacuhtbb or Van Kboirant. WOOD'S THEATRE, Broadway, eppoelte St. Nicholas HotsL?Unolb Tom * Cabi*. DODWORTH HALL, MM Broadway.?PeorawOB Habt* will Pmro?B Hi* Miracles?L'Eacaratbub and Hbk Fairy Singing B*bo HTET.a WAY ROOMS, Fourteenth street.?Third Soirbb 0? 0 .ARBOR Music. BAN' FRANCISCO MINSTRELS, Brovlwav. opposite the M?'"npuiMew Hotel?la thbib Kru:oriA.t Entertain ?RNTn -INUtNO, DaHCIYO AND BuBLSIOOBJ.?Tbb BlACB C oob?an hit Hajb Eats a* or the Amazon. KELLY k LEON'S MINSTRELS, TJO Broedwey. eppo. Bile the Now York Hotel.?I.* tubs So*,;*, Danosv Eros.*. SfuoiTias. Hcblksqub*, Ac.? Cindhe-Leon? Madagasuas Ballet Troupe?Patti ui Paris. FIFTH AVENUE OPKRA HOUSE. No*. 2 *nd 4 West Twenty-fourth ulraet.?OuirriN A Chhhtt** Minstrels.? BTBIOriAN MlXSTEKLST. BaLLABS, Bo IILRSQl'BS. AC.?TBB Ocban Yacbt Kacr?Tub Blaob Cbook. TONY PASTOR'S OPKRA HOUSE. 101 Bowery ?Com c Ncjbo Minstrelsy. Ballet Divertissement, Ac?Tub WoitBRO girls or New Yobb. CHARLEY WHITE'S COMBINATION TROUPE, at Mnchauios' Hall, -473 Broadway?In a Variett or Light and Lahohaslb Kntrbtainncnts, Court db Ballet, Ac. ? Schoolboy's Frolic*. HOOLKrS OPERA HOUSE. Brooklya.-ETNioriAN Mi* ?TTBur. Ballam aitd Bublesuuk*.?The Blacb Mar or Agar. THB RUNYAN TABLEAUX. Union HalL corner of Twrnty-thlrd street and Broadway, at Noting Mir* mOU Or TWB PlLUKiy'* PROGRESS?SIXTY MAUNiriCBNT Scsnr* Matinee Wednesday and Saturday at 8 o'clock. NEW YORK MUSEUM OV ANATOMY. ?I8 ProAdway. Hlao and Ricbt Akr or Probst?Tub Washington Twin.?Wondbbh i* Natural History, Science and Art. Lboture* Daily. Open (rem 8 A. M. till 1U P. *. INSTITUTE OF ART (Derby Gallery). 625 Broadway.? Owlnd Fxriruion ot Painting*? Tub Republican Court" nr thb Days or Lincoln. TEIPLE SHEET. New Ywrfc, Thnreday, March Ml. 1N6I, v a a a a w s. KUBOFE. The uewe reported by tbe cable is dated yesterday Opening, March 30. Labor riots hare token place in one of the rural dis trict* of France. Prussia is to hare command of the troops of Bavaria and tha Grand Duchy of Baden when Germany Is at war. Consols closed at 91 for money in London. United 8iatea flve-twentiee were at 74)*' in London and 34)4 in Paris. Tha Liverpool cotton market was quiet and aaaier, with middling uplands at 13){d. to 13*4d- Breadstuff's quiet. Provisions unchanged. THE EAST. The mad steamship Colorado reached aao Francisco yesterday morning aftar completing the round trip from California to China and Japan and return voyage, under the mast favorable circumstances. The Colorado landed one hundred and seventy-five passengers, the American and European malls end a (all and valuable cargo. She brought very late and interesting news from China and Japan, dated at Hong Kong tbe lTth, and Yokohama the STth of February, which has been telegraphed to the Hsulb by oar special correspondent, and appears in our ooiumns ihle morning. A full Japanese commission, destined for Washington, to arrange a naval contract, landed at San Francisco from tbe Colorado. The Mikado or Spiritual Emperor of Japan la dead, and the court of the new Tyoooo or temporal ruler le in mourning. Tbe governmental course of the Tycoon gives satisfaction to the foreigners. He has formally In vited all the naval officers serving in the ports of tbe empire to visit him. The war with Choain Is suspended for e season. Trade was very dull in Yokohama. Tho brother of the Tycoon sailed In a French steamer for Paris to represent the Sovereign at tha great Exhibition. The British Minister el Japan la disposad to be surly with the Tycoon. Prom Chins wo are informed that tha authorities did not reply to the note of Captain Sohnfeldt, or tho United Slates steamer Waco use it. relative to the murder of the mow of the ship General Sherman. Tbe American com mercial flag will aoom predominate on the Cblneee waters. The Preach were to build a abort line or railroad from bhaagbae. Tho growing Interest of France in tbe East renders England Jealous. ThaJRumtaa fleet was about to ?ell from China. Goods for export were firm at Hong Kong. Tbe United States steamers Hartford. Shenan doah and Aahnalot were at Hong Kong, and .tho Waohn ?tie was at Sbangbee. A large quantity of gunpowder stored en a hulkahip lb the harbor of Hong Kong exploded, causing the km (f many llvse and the deatructloa ef a targe amount of property. The etty was shaken as if by an earthquake, gut extensive end meet disastrous Ore raged in the river oaiuhe of Poe Chow. The China Jfletl speaks highly of tho Colorado, and myt aha la tha largest veeeel which has ever appeared la the harbor of Hong Kong. ooireina. In the sonata yesterday a Joint resolution prohibiting lbs wearing of any uniform by diplomatic agents abroad hot prescribed by Congress was paaaed. The Committee no Territories reported favorably tha Mil for tho admie Stoe of Colorado Tbe bills authorising the Secretary of the Treasury to sail tbe warehouses on Atlantic decks, Brooklyn, and appropriating to defray tho ex penses ef carrying the Beconetrncuon MO Into effect were passed. Beaee dJeaseioa ensued en the Joint re so tntioa for tbe sole of certain stooks held In trust for the Choctaw sad Chsrok? Indians, pending which the Boosts adjourned. f In tho lew, reootuUone of Inquiry were adopted aalHwg for the foals relative to tho imprisonment of the Bar. Mr. MeMahen la Canada; why American claims against the British government have not boon paid, and or hat ought to be dene to sooera a speedy payment ef |he una, and ae to the expediency of constituting a ?tending commutes on labor. A memorial from the Legislative Assembly of Utah eras presented, praying for ndmteston as a State. The report of the Committee on Meotloan in the ease ef the oenteMed seats of the Cole mdo Territory delegates was pre?slid, with a resolution *e?inalng the InvosttgaUca, and Mr. Chnleott wee asrera K? the ?ting delegate pending tho dec?. Tho ?barathea weal into Committee of tho Whole on the Imt resolution appropriating $1,900,090 for tho relief of denitutiou in Mm Booth. Mini i. Van Tramp, of Ohio, ?a* food, ef Mow Yejfc, both democrats, spoke la ep ponuoo le the reaoleUeu. Ponding a somewhat lively data-upon the qaeeitoo, tke oommtttee re?end tbe He?e adjourned TBS LWHBLATUm*. In I? Senate yesterday bills were reported relative to fhe Tb rd Avon? Railroad Company; requiring the Har lem Maimed Company to wall up tho York villa cut; and amendttg tho act far the better proteetloa of oeemea In ?he partef Mew York. The Mil authorising the Centra] Creed Company to charge two end e half cento per peamoger fore, and several other bills of a local or smlmportaat character warn passed. Tbe evening see alon w? devoted ? the consideration of tbe MU for tbe ?leg?sni ef the locks on the Brie sad Oswego eaaala. / In the Assembly Mile for a railroad In Eighty-sixth Bad other sheets of Maw York, for the relief of the ?etrepoMtan railway oompaaim and to regulate the games we? tatrodnoed Bflla In alt? the oommt*. MouerT map of Brooklyn, tap?tide for the laying oat of ear?to la Mew fork, and name? others ef an no Important d|?tar wan pa?94 Mr. Weed, by %?41modd ?mm, eflhred a p?(pot against tho estab fotaP?roUeAaovorna?t In Canada, whlsh In lbs Mill hhefoeeew fop?tad U igodfporete y?? Asicl?1< rreM of ' *Kw Yost and so?I ether* of o local ? THE cm. A meeting of the Boerd of l:duc.itIon took piece lent evening, el which e communication wee received from the Board of Health suggesting that the pupils and teachers in the public schools should be vaccinated. There was also a communication received urging the establishment of nautical schools in the city. Both documents were referred to committees. Tho question of repealing the bylaw fixing the minimum amount of teachers' salaries at gaoo a year cams up, and was finally referred to the Committee on Bylaws, A second private meeting of the Pea*ody trustees was hold at the Fifth Avenue Hotel yesterday, a banquet will be given by Hr. Peabody on Friday evening. The Irish enthusiasm in this city has all subsided, and the late rebellion In Ireland la conceded to bavo been a disgraceful failure. The only party who receive any attention are those who favor an invasion of Canada. Several meetings have bean held on the subject of an early Invasion, and steps are being taken that look some what like work. Our St. Albans correspondent says that several United States army officers had arrived and passed through that village lately, although no troopn had come as yet. It was rumored, however, that a force bad been forwarded from Fort Warren. The militia offloers about the village had been consulting as to the amount of equipage and ammunition needed to fit oat certain companies for service. On the other band several bands of Irishmen bad arrived, well equipped with everything requisite for a tour, and bearing traces of an undoubted tendency towards Fentanism. Dr. Ooorge Beakley, of West Twenty-fourth street, and Mrs. Cole, of West Twenty-fifth street, were ar restod on Tuesday for alleged murder and abortion on tho person of Mrs. Edward Kimball, widow of Major Kimball, of Hawkins' Zonaves. Mrs. Kimball died at the Irving Honse on the 28th of January laat, and was burled at Providence, & I., a burial permit being obtained on the certificate of Coroner Gamble, granted by that officer on the verdict of a jury that death was caused by hemorrhage and congestion of the bowels, the result of an accidental falL On the 14th of March, however, another inquest was held on the body by the Coroner in Providence, which resalted in suspl - clone of foul ptsy against the deceased, and finally led to the arrests or the physician and nurse attending her In her last illness. They were both committed without ball. The argument in the Supreme Court, Clumbers, on the motion to set aside the Injunction in the suit of of Christopher Pullman against the Mayor, Ac., restrain ing the execution by the Corporation of the lease, for the nse of the municipal Law Department, of Fernando Wood's premises, Xoa. 114 and 117 Nassau street, at a rental of $18,000 per annum, has been farther adjourned until the 27lh Inst An order of arrest was granted yesterday in the Supreme Court, Chambers, In tbe case of Isaac E. Drey fuss, by his guardian, against We Kiefer, in which the plaintiff claims $2,000 damages for personal injuries at tbe hands of the defendant. Bail was fixed at $600. Klefor has since been arrested on a criminal warrant for the same offence. In the case of Wolf Benedict vs. Bernhsrd Wolf, which was an aotton in tbe Supreme Court, Circuit, for alleged false imprisonment, laying damages at $2,000, the court, after all the evidence was taken, dismissed tbe com plaint on the ground that there was not sufficient prob able cause for the charge made by defendant, and upon which the plaintiff had been arrested. In the Supreme Court, Circuit, part 3, a suit was brought yesterday by We H. Post vs. Willed Leaman to recorer $4,700, which the plaintiff alleges he had been induced to Invest In real estate and oil stocks in the Pennsylvania oil region through the representations of the defendant. The plstntifi states that the property subsequently turned out to he almost valueless. Cass Still OB. Id Common Pleas, Chambers, yesterday, a motion to vacate the arrtst of George W. Chadwiok, late Yfoe President of the North Biver Bank at Hoboken, was argued before Judge Cardoso, who reserved his decision. In the Superior Court, Trial Term, Theo. Griffith? re covered $M6 10 from E. C. Scheack for an Illegal seizors of his goods. The grand jury were discharged yesterday in the General Sessions. Charles Lloyd, who pleaded guilty to an assault with intent to malm, was sent to the Stats prison for ten years. John Shannon, who attempted to eommlt an Infamous othnee upon a little child was sen tenced to the Stats prison for five years. ? Frenchman named Charles de Vinters, a professor of lsnguages by occupation, was, en Tuesday last ar rested by officer Strauss of the Central office. The prisoner is charged with having swindled a number of persons by porehaslng goods and giving in payment therefor valueless checks. The stock market was weak and unsettled yesterday. Gold was steady, opening at 134Jt, and closing nt 134?;. The steady ruling of the gold premium prevented any material change in values of imported merchandise, whloh, however, still continued quiet, though in some comsMditlee n fair business was transacted. Domestio produce generally ruled Una. Flour was a shade firmer and more aotive. Wheat was steady. Corn was la a Sc. lower. Oats likewise deeltned la a 2a Pork closed firm. Beef was firmer, while lard ruled heavy, though moderately active. Whiskey was dull and nominal. Freights ware scarcely as firm. Naval stores ruled quiet, though firm. Petroleum was firmer. MISCELLAITSOVa. Our Mexican letters are from various points and under various dates, the latest belag special correspondence from dated March 18. Collma and Tamor* had been occupied by the liberals President Juares waa at Ban Luis with detachments of tha liberal army. About five hundred seen were nt Maantlan under command of General Marlines All waa quiet la Seaora Corona had levied a tax ob all property la the States of Jalisco, Stnaloa and Collma, but It was thought doubtfal that t-???*? would allow It to toe collected in Jalisoo, which he holds as neutral. Our Matamoros aad San Luis eor respondents reiterate tha ?irllen that tha fate of the bogus empire rests upon tha expected battle between Ksoobede aad Maximilian. The forces of Corona from tha went are closing la for apart In the contest, aad on the imperial aids tha forces of Meadex have been recalled from Mora Its to vs. tafbrce the army at that Important point, thus surrender ing the last potssaMona of the empire la the west Both partios appear Intent on mustering their strongest force for one decisive effort, which la believed to bo good pol icy on the part of Iseobedo, hot on tho Imperial aide H la thought tho boat (Mtow M in a fight by dotell aad without delay. Ortega Is still a prisoner at BalUOo, and la look ad m* as an elephant drawn la n lottery. Hie oapten don't know what to do with him. Orlabaaad Cordova wore In (ho hands af tha liberals It is reported that all tho tebaooo maaafeotarort of tho capital had eoapeadad business, owing te the relaoee tax imposed by Maximilian an all kinds of clgan, snuff, ha This throws as Immsnee number of oporattvea out of work aad snisngsra tho pease of tho eliy of Moxiea Oer Vera Cms correspondent, under date of Marsh 3, mys that the meat formidable body of honemoa known la Mextoo for many yean has bean organised and placed under Mqjta's command, tad should the expected battle prove a liberal defeat, it will meet probably be arged late a fllraetrnee route. On tho other hand, If Maximilian Is defeated, bis cavalry will ?aSee him for a desperate attempt te out his way te the Rte Grande, where he will Mke refuge la the United Oer Southern lattera from Georgia, Tbgtala aad Louis iana an interesting. In Georgia tho Military Reoon etreetlea law la generally dieoaned on both etden end although the BMjorlty oonelder it oneroea aad uajeet they think It ought to oe eoqnieooed in ae a matter at Dooamlty. In Virginia the order diebandiag militia organtaetioao baa caused the dlobaadmeat of Benalcett'e colored guarda, at which Huanleutt aad the negroeo era very mash grieved. Henry A Win bee consented to atomy the Slate In appeal tlon to HnaalceU. lathe Houee of BepreeeeteMvee of the Lonietoaa Legislature a Joist protest tew been Introdoood egalnet the RoconetrneUon Mil, which will be found eleewbera The office of Regie tor of Voters had been cloned by the Register himself, at the advice of General Sheridan. In the LocMaaa Senate yesterday a joint roaolatloa won introduced reoemmeadlng all eltisena, white aad biaek, eeUUed to vote to regMter their names, aad take ee active pert la the reorganisation of the State. The report from the Special Impeach meet Committee in the Houee rooommeedlag that no farther steps for the im peachment of Governor Well* be token, ae the establish meat of military rale la the Slate would reader nob action nugatory, waa adopted. H? town of Oelambua, Ky., Hinted on ltd Bete Bffl river, Is completely inundated, the lev tee above It baring gives way before the high water. Cairo le still dry. belag preieoud by very high embankments. He mote frem the Chnttennefa pepere oentete a heartrand lag aoeenatsf tin terrible enftelag in fowl afoy darlag lie id Tk? New Conflict la ConuMstlctl-Whut !4a> the People f Tbe newspaper organs and slump orators on both sides in Connecticut are making a pro digious fuss over their old party platforms, principles and records, including all tbe usual tricks of noisy demagogues in whitewashing their own ticket and In blackening that of their opponents. The rebellion, treason, copper headism, Southern reconstruction, State rights, negroes' rights and negro suffrage are the lead ing elements of these party discussions; but in the midst of all this "sound and fury, signi fying nothing," the real issne before the people still looms np into bold relief. Tbe issues of the war for the Union and the issues of Southern reconstruction, the penalties of rebellion and tbe civil and political rights henceforth of the black race under the constitution and laws of the United States are substantially settled. Tbey can no longer be affected by a Connecti cut election one way or the other. In fact, the only general and Dracticsl issue before tbe people of Connecticut now is one of political morality, involving tbe moral character of the State, the good name and Influence of oar popular institutions abroad and strongly sug gesting "a decent respect for the opinions of mankind." Barnnm, the showman, as a candidate for Congress, brings this great issne of morality, decency and propriety before the people of Connecticut in a bold and palpable sha^p. Let him and the general ticket with which he is associated be elected, and hereafter, at home or abroad, when the question is a9ked, "What sort of people are those of Connecti cut ?" the answer will be supplied in a refer ence to Barnum, tbe showman. They will thus be understood, parsons, professors and people, as a community of those traditional Yankees in tbe South who flourish upon hypocritical professions and false pretences. They may answer, "Suppose you look nearer home and tell us of Connecticut something of the moral character and moral influence of the city of New York in the political world." We wilL New York is a city of a million of inhabitants, and as the great financial and commercial centre and settling house of this continent this city, with its million of people, ought to have ten times the moral weight iu Congress of any other community of a million in the country. But what is the fact ? This imperial city has no influence in Congress, none whatever, that we can perceive, beyond the strength in the yeas and nays of its six Representatives. Certainly they do not wield tbe twentieth part of the power of the ten Representatives from Massachusetts, nor the weight of any six members from the western border of civiliza tion. And why? Because the antecedents, the intellectual calibre, moral charaoter and political make up of the members from this metropolis in Congress amount to nothing bat yea or nay. The question then naturally follows, why, then, do not the people of this great city elect better men ? We are constrained to answer that it is because "tbe roughs" have tbe Ma jority, and aa they alone make our politioal elections their special business, they manage the nominations and the elections to suit them selves. In Congress, however, and before tbe world, this powerful metropolis, this strong right arm of tbe government in its defenoe and maintenance, Buffers tbe humiliation of a mil lion of people without any rcfcognised Influ ence in the government?yea, of a people in capable of governing themselves. Oar city councils and their shameless spoliations, our riots, oar primary elections, oar elective judges, in most oases, and oar members of Congress are all to some purpose, among the monarchists of Europe, employed as unanswer able facts and arguments in proving the de moralizing tendencies of popular institutions. We may say, too, that <1f this city has been saved from still more deplorable evils, it has been, from time to time, by the seasonable and saving interventions of the State. Does the State of Connecticut desire to stand on the same stool of political humiliation, penance and repentance with the oity of New York ! If her people desire it the way is open before them in the election of Baraum, the showman, and his political associates; for the same vicioos elements which in New York find their representative man in a Fernando Wood or John Morrissey have him in Connecticut in the showman, Barnnm. When nominations not fit to be made, and the moral delinquencies of such nominees, are brought into the field to "tickle the ears of the groundlings," and are winked at by moral pyofessors and pious par sons, the community conoerned are in danger of falling into the low political scale of the oity of New York. The republicans of Connec ticut, in falling from their high estate into the fmbraces of the Feejee mermaid and the Jeremy Diddler of the woolly horse, have made a bold departure to demoralise their party and disgrsoe their State; and hence we may properly appeal to the religious and umral peopls of Connecticut to beware of " stealing the livery of Heaven to serve the DevQ in." Hayor Hoffman has the reputation of a respec table man; but his associations with the rings, politioal, pugilistic and gambling, of this city, and their candidates for Congress, were the death of Hoffknan. The State could reach him and did, though it ooald not directly reach his most obnoxious confederates. In Connecticut they can reach the obnoxious showman and his supporters and apologists, and they should all be held to a rigid responsibility for the grave effonee of parading before an honest, truthfal and moral people such an unworthy represen tative of their State as this presuming show man, Bamum. he Tribune SUM Herein* eu Specie Pay ments. The Tribune persists in urging u a general td prompt resumption of specie payments."

It attempts, however, no refutation of what It terms " the HnmuD's sophistry" injcalllng upon it to resume specie payments Itself, and upon Its paper seekers, writers, mailers, clerks, Ac., to test the sincerity of its professions with regard to resumption. With an affectation of modesty it declines to initiate the policy whloh it advocates. It piteously cries i?"How can we pay In gold while we receive all our dues in depreciated paper which the government has made a legal tender!" - But why has the government been oompelled to resort to a paper currency t Whs It not ^|e lack <rf stdftolent gold and sflvsr to loafry on foe ww that ereated this necessity t And lea net the war bequeathed this burden wty* must be borne until it shall have gklijW disappeared! dsudden thaw In themouatmm overwhelms the valley with suob destructive floods as have lately desolated certain portions of our territory. But a gradual melting away of the snows of wtoter loosens the girdle of ?pring. and* almost before we are aware, glorious summer danoes joyously forward. The financial "winter of our discontent" must follow the order of nature. We must patiently endure its diminishing rigors until golden prosperity shall return. The premature re sumption of specie payments would cause disastrous panics which would postpone indefinitely the good time coming. The Persian Pelley et the Kaperer Nepeleee Defcate la the Preach Chamber*. According th one of yeeterday's telegrams the foreign policy of the Emperor had been vigorously attacked in the Corps Legislatif, MM. Thiers and Favre declaring that the encouragement which the Emperor bad given to the unification of Germany and Italy had proved hostile to the interests of France. Count de Chambord, the chief of all the Bour bons, has already with much seriousness and sorrow told France and the world the ?"?<> story. Such, therefore, h m?y be taken for granted, is the general eonvlction of the legiti mists. M. Thiers may be regarded as giving expression to the general sentiment of the Orleanists. Nor is it possible to donbt that M. Jules Favre speaks in the name of a very large proportion of the liberals of France. It is not difficult to understand the position assumed by the Count de Chambord. The position of the ex-Prime Minister of Louis Philippe is equally intelligible. It is impossi ble to deny either the one or the other the merit of consistency. How the leader of the French liberals should adopt such a course it would be less easy to understand did we not bear in mind that there is nothing which so completely blinds a Frenchman to justice and reason as that which touches or seems to touch the greatness of his 'country. With a united Germany on the one hand and a united Italy on the other every intelligent Frenchman sees that his coun try can never again occupy the same proud and prominent position which she has been wont to occupy in the European system, and that her influence in European councils must be materially lessened. It is oar conviction, therefore, that MM. Thiers and Favre have but echoed the general sentiment of the French people of all grades and sections of society. There are many thoughts to which this view of the situation gives rise. One is that the Emperor has been slightly outwitted. He is entitled to all praise for his policy towards the Italians. History will not refuse to admit that the unity of Italy redounds to his lasting honor. But the Emperor did not calculate that a united Italy, which he encouraged, and a united Ger many, which be did not encourage, should spring into existence at one and the same time. This is the difficulty which the Emperor equally with every intelligent Frenobman feels. Another thought is that a foreign war which promised to win back for her her proud position would not be unpopular in France. Were it not for this Exposition which, fortunately or nnfbrtnnately, he has on hand, we do not be lieve that either his infirm health or his ad vanced years would prevent Napoleon from engaging in some such enterprise. The Ferry Leuci ui City Franchisee. We perceive that a lease of the Staten Island ferry has been granted to Commodore Vander bilt for the next ten yoars at the insignifioant sum of one thousand dollars a year. Now, the income from this and other ferries is a part of the property of the city, which goeQto lighten taxation. The Staten Island ferry, which in fact embraces three or four ferries, could be leased for one hundred thousand dollars a year, and there are, no doubt, companies who would gladly pay that price for the lease. But unfortunately the law requires all parties offer ing to lease it also to purchase the boats and other property of the present owners, and at a valuation which, under the circumstances, might be inconvenient and unprofitable, as some of the boats are pretty well worn out and the docks and landings in very indifferent con dition. It is notorious that under the present management no attention is paid to the safety or comfort of the public on the Staten Island ferry. It is run for the profits which it returns, and nothing mors. It is therefore to be regret ted that this terry should be left in the same hands for ten years more. The lease of the Union Ferry Company of Brooklyn is pro tected by the same' provision, requiring par chasers of the lease to buy the property of the oompany, and in order to keep the lease in their own hands the company has for some time past been erecting costly buildings at each of the tour ferries under its control, so as to render the purchase of die lease by outside bidders too expensive, and thus keep the monopoly in their own hands. If the law upon this point was altered four times the sum which the city now derives from tbsss fcrrps could bs realised, and the mibey which new goes into the hands of a few millionn aires would go into the city treasury, where It properly belongs. We presume that it is in the power of the Legislature to change the law upon this subject of the city franchises, and we trust that they will give some attention to it before they adjourn. Tbe Last ef Taamu Hall. Tammnny Hall has been sold. The sachems have received that the old headquarters shall know them no more, but that they will take their soalps and tomahawks to some ether locality. Seme months since, after his defeat for Governor, Mayor Hoffaan denounced Tam many Hall as a nest of filth and corrupt!ea, and feelingly declared that its muck and mire clung to the garments of all who entered the Old Wigwam, and could not be shaken off. His proposition to sell the rotten hall and got into a purer atmosphere and cleaner quarters was then defeated; but it now appears that the sachenm have reconsidered their former deci sion and that yesterday it was finally tlsfiscl ef by private sale. This is tbe last cf Tammany. But if her old sMmbers desire ?assess in the future they most wash their hands of tbeir wornout, offensive principles and tbeir decayed leaders and organs, as woll as of their dilapidated building, and come out in new and clean politloal habiliments. They oannot impose upon the people by simply abandoning tjs wigwam and moving the same old foods and ohattels into a new habitation. There must he a reform throughout. Let them repent of their sins, throw off their copperhead sympathies %ad their obsolete theories, said | ii with f?e living issues of the dur ff*d well patiently until their past offVuoea are forgot ten. If they do this they will take a promi nent part In the financial issues that must fol low the complete reconstruction of the 3outh. If they do not they might just as well hare remained all their lives shut up in the firth and impurity of Tammany Hall, so graphically de scribed by Mayor Hoffman. Dogberry la Now York?Ueou of (ho Klortlro Judiciary. The truth of the saying that "history repeats itself' is vindicated by the reap pearance upon the New York bench of the veritable Dogberry drawn by Sbakspeare over two hundred and fifty years ago. The investigation of the State Senate into the Connolly-Kennedy imbroglio has been the means of making public a chapter in the official history of the jovial Justice of the Fourth dis trict which proves that an active politician and a jolly boon companion may at the aame time be anything but an ornament to the benoh. The Senate having requested informa tion as to the reasons that influenced Superin tendent Kennedy to order the police of the city to take no prisoners before Justice Con nolly's court, the Superintendent replies by producing a very singular batch of affidavits tending to fasten upon the Judge very un judgelike conduct. It appears from these documents that Justice Connolly has a very poor opinion of the Metropolitan Police force, and has omitted no opportunity to give them a bit of bis mind. One patrolman, who had arrested a rioter for breaking a citizen's win dows. was told, "What right had you, sir, to arrest this man ? I have a great mind to lock you up. If you arrest that man again or any other on a similar charge I will have you com - mitted and tried for a misdemeanor." A second, who had made an arrest for a violation of the Excise law, was lectured after this fash ion :?"Citizens ought to protect themselves. If some of you officers had your braios knocked out the parties who did it would be justified. How long have you been on the police ? You are one of those smart, efficient officers looking lor promotion. Now, I shall discharge the man, and if you bring any more men here on such a charge as this I will lock you up. If I were this man I would sue you for false arrest." Another, who brought up a prisoner on a simi lar charge, received the following rebuke " Most horrible crime i most horrible crime ! How dare you bring a citizen betore m - on such a complaint? Don't you know that tbe Recorder has given his opinion that the law is unconstitutional? Now, sir, if you bring another person before me on a similar com plaint I will commit you to a cell. You have your choice, to obey me or to obey the Super intendent of Police. Now, sir, go to the sta tion house and tell your captain what I have said to you." A policeman who was indis creet enough to arrest a man whom be found in tbe act of kicking another in the head, after knocking him down on tbe sidewalk, was told "you saw too much. You are a d?d nui sance. There has not been one day's peace in the Twenty-second ward since you have been there." . And a yet more inoonsiderate member of the force, who went into a brewery to cap ture a man who was trying to murder a woman, was severely rebuked for conduct that might have been the means of "spoiling a whole brewing of ale." The Dogberry of Messina had the same views of the duty of the watch that the New York Dogberry has of the province of the patrolmen:? Doobmwt?You shall tasks no noise in the streets; for, for the watch to babble and talk 1s most toiera ble and not to b# -ndurwL ? ? ? You are to call at the alehouses and bid them that are drunk net them to bod. Watch?How If they will notf Dousbsht?Why then let them alone till they aro sober; if they make yon not then the better answer, yon lay say they are not tho men you took them for. Watcb?Well. sir. Doobbrrt?ir you meet a thief, you may suspect him, by virtue of your office, to be no true man; and for such kind of men, the lem you meddle os make with them, why the more is for your honesty. Watch?If wo know him to bo a thiof, shall we not lay hands on him ? DooesaKT?Truly, by your offlos yon may; but I think they that touch pitch will be defiled: he moat peaceable way tor you. If you do take a thiof, is to let him show himself what he ta, and steal out X your company. ? * * If yon meet the prince in the night you may stay blm. e e * Marry, not witbtut the prince bs willing; tor, indeed, the watch ought to offend no man; and it Is an offence to stay a man agafesi his will. On one occasion we are told in Super intendent Kennedy's statement that a number of hackmen were taken befori oar modern Dogberry, charged with violating the city or dinances in not having copits of the legal rates of fare to. show their clstomera. The New York Dogberry at first refused to reooire such a charge, asserting that ttere was no lsw to sustain it; bnt upon the lai being read to him by tho Sergeant of Polli!, "Well," said be, "that waa not known to I am ignorant of it it oannot hackmen should know it;" so whole batch ol oomplainta. which led directly to the orfer of Snperin tendent Kennedy, by which he poliee were directed to take no prlsoaei Connolly, grew oat of tb i b before, end if e expected that 1?dismissed the The last ease before Justice arrest of two men for violation of Km 1 else law. The judge dismissed the complaii and committed the offloers for assault and b ttery, requiring olioemen, under instructions from the Soperi tendent, refused to do, whereupon the jovia judge, after se verely rebuking them for their want of reepoot towards the bend committed the officers to prison. In like tanner the Dog berry of twe and a half carries ago stood proudly on Us dignity nun?Si flii-t rnr Hftl wbte'n the antcat M ImWwrit *uwa- ytlacc'u o4r, ooioomb. Com*, A New Bk far lapaa Oar special telegram froi you aro ua ana my plaoar sssasreMj thou am mi" wiMomaeowa?ea ami hut,: H IB Mi aa mc; thoegk H bo not wrtuddown, yet forgot not that I am aa am. No, thou Tlllaia boa art fail of platy, m Aall be pseved upon tho# by g d witaoaa. lama wtao follow; aa< whlcb It mora, a officer; and wblch la mta a bouoahoMar; aad wblol i mora, aa pratty a lorn of Slab aa aay la la HaaMaa ind oaotbat knows m law, ?-.* * faUpthal ban had lomia We de not know what ha the tenure of offloe in the dnys of Dogbei- of Ifeeslna, hat we do think that the electi > system of judl ctary in the present age, m Uostrated in the official reoord of Connolly if New York, Is M most tolerable, and not to s endured." Yokohama, Feb ruary 27, announces that tb dikado or Spirit ual Hmperor of Japan, diet at Ifi&ko on the ?6th of January of imallpo: He Is suooeeded by hie son, who Is sixteen ran of age. Sta baebl, the new Tycoon or faporal Smperor of Japan, who Is still nt Oafs, is also a young men. If homan nature Isfcc same In those remote regions as It Is elsehore youth In both tho spiritual and temporabowovs of tho em pire our ho aooeptod as Mrarnrat of spaoeth tibility to new impreaaiona and perhaps df progress. We may presume that "with yoath at the prow," and with the pressure of outside Influence from "the barbarians of the West," Japan will now enter upon a new and eventftil era in her history. Receaatreetlei la S??ik Carallaa?The B* aiarkable Mrellii at Calaaibla. The recent meeting at the capital of South Carolina, a more extended account of whiok we publish this morning, is one of the moat significant events of the present day. Disfran chised whites and enfranchised blacks mingled together and took counsel on the policy of the future under the new order of affairs in the Southern States. As South Carolina was for merly the foremost In secession and the bold est advocate of slavery, so now she leads the van in reconstruction and is the first of the rebel States to recognize the equal rights of the freedmen. The politicians of South Carolina were always shrewd, active men; and the speeches of the whites at this remarkable meet ing show that if the rebellion has stripped then of everything else it has not deprived them of political energy and sagaoity. An assemblage of abolitionists in Boston, presided over by Wendell Phillips, conld not bave claimed more for or conceded more to the oolored man than did the representatives of the South Carolina chivalry, standing in the capital of their State. It must have been a singular sight to see such men as Wade Hampton, De Saussure, Colonel Talley, EL J. Arthur and others telling their emancipated slavee that "they bave the right of franchise;" that they are "politically the equals of the whites;" that "the white man and toe colored man of the South have the same interest, the same destiny;" that "toe two races most prosper or perish together;" that the whites cherish "no hostility towards toe colored man on aooount of his altered circumstances," and exhorting the blacks, in the exercisa of their new rights and power, "to try those of the community whom they have known?those who have the same interests"?and not to "experi ment on toe sympathies of strangers" until they find themselves deceived by their white brethren of tbe South. It is evident that toe white citizens of South Carolina have resolved to accept tbe situation, and by a prompt and masterly movement towards immediate reconstruction under too Sherman act to seize and bold control of tbo negro vote before tho republicans bave time to obtain a commanding influence over the treedmon through the machinery to be ope rated by Secretary Stanton. If all the ex cluded States should adopt a similar policy and push forward toe work of reconstruction in the same spirit and with equal promptness and vigor they might yet make themselves masters of the position and effectually over throw all the plans of the radicals. By suoh * movement the whole South could be brought back into the Union before the next Presiden tial election, and the disfranchised whites would bave as complete political oontrol over their several States as if the ballots remained in their own hands and the shackles were still on the arms of their former slaves. KeaMlelllH New York City. The Huuld has published tbe memorial which was presented the other day to the Legislature by James E. Serrell, proposing to remodel the city of New York. We need wot say that we should be the last to discourage any feasible plan which olaims, like the plan of Mr. Serrell, to be " the result of many years of practical work, stedy and research," and that "its adoption and completion necessarily would have a tendency to make New York tbe greatest city in the world." We ere also aware that engineers un unwilling, like Napoloon, to admit in their Vocabulary the word " impossible." GHvo them enough time, money and scienoe, nod they protees to be able to do anything what ever in their line. "My proposition is," says Mr. Serrell, "to change the shape ef tbe boundary on tbe easterly sido of the city of New York and the westerly sidn of Long Island opposite thereto, by outting ^ new East river, of tbe dimensions as herein after described, through Long Island from Hunter's Point to Long Island Sound, to be completed by sections and not opened unlit finished, after which the old channel may be closed and filled up, thereby avoiding and doing nway with Hell Grates, both large and small, and adding to the city of New York thi width of the channels on each side of Blaok well's bland, toe Island itself and the land on Long bland, and also Ward's and Randall* islands. The proposed new East river er chan nel oould be completed before (he present channels are in tbe least changed or Interfered with, and would be Ave end n quarter ?n? long, three thousand three hundred feet wide and forty feet deep." The mere statement of each ? proposition radioes to show its impracticability. Obviously it involves a violation of the laws of naturn which have given Manhattan bland its present shape, and of those laws, almost equally fixed, which regulate the growth of all great cities and which have made New Tork gradaally reach Its present expansion, determining the very directions in which it should stretch itself Mr. Serrsll has the same motto as Sara Patch, that what man has done man can da, and he points to the building of St Petersburg as an enoouraglng precedent Buf we musk remind him that Peter the Great had an iwm?? advantage over him in having gained posste slon of the river Neva, as well as in not having to demolish groat cities on each side of It before at its mouth, among the marshes, he laid the foundations of St Petersburg in 1703. The Csar began at the beginning. Mr. Serrsll has not yet won possession of the East river, and "the easterly side or New York" and "the westerly side of Long bland opposite thereto'* are pretty well built op already. We are the l?u inclined to waste time in seriously discussing Mr. Serrell's grand but impraoticable scheme, inasmuch as it is, if we are not misinformed, but a single one of many similar schemes which have swarmed forth from the same bnsy, but, we foar, overheated brain. The projector of this plan for remodel* ling New York was, if we remember aright, fbtally tardy with his plans and specifications at Port Royal. Bot he was prompt enough, we have been told, with a proposition to ereot n mole from Hilton Hesd to Havana as u sab and sort outlet for the black element in 1 the problem wbiob perplexed the national mind during our lata war. All the negroes in the Sopth rert to struggle over this mole, dry ?ho\