Newspaper of The New York Herald, April 4, 1867, Page 6

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated April 4, 1867 Page 6
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NEW YORK HERALD. IINEk UOUIH)\ UKNMKTT. editor and proprietor. ?rno* m. v. eojink* op fclton and Nassau sts. XXXII No. !?l AMUSKMKNTS this fc.VE.MMii. BROADWAY THEATRE, Broidinr. lur Broome aire*?Kamouom. NRW TORK THEATRE. Rroa?w*r. opposite New Terk Hotel ? Jbahib Dbans. THEATRE FRANCAIS, Fourteenth street, near Sixth ?venue ? Luciici Hokuia. OERMAN STADT THEATRE. 44 *Qd 47 Bowery.? Fidslio. WOOD'S THEATRE. Broadway, opposite St Nicholas Hotel East I.tsns?Jobs Wifm. OLYMPIC THEATRE, Broadway.?Crown Diamonds. OODWORTH HALL. 806 Hreadway.?PRontssoR Harts wim. Pnrom llm Miraolks?L'Bscamaibub and His full SmoiMtt Bon. STEINWAY ROOMS, Fourteenth stneet.?Soibbs or Ctttaaia Mono. IRVfNO HALL, Irving place ? Ms. Cborob SmrMD'i Amkual Coscbbt. . RAN FRANCIACO MINSTRELS, MS Broidwav, opposite Oi<- Metropolitan Hotel?1* thrib Ethiopian Rntbbtaik ?nn. Hinoiko. Dancing ano Bitrlks>juih.?Tbk Black Cook?Enousu Oj-kra with Ukkmam Accent. *FLLT k LEON'* MIN-iTRBV*. Broadway, oppo attetie New York lotsl.-I* thbib Sonus, Dak~b?. Eocrn Ac.?Cikdkb-I.bok?Madagascar Biun Tioju-Nouw-Ioi low Pablb Franc ais. FIFTH AVENUE OPERA nOUSE, No*. 2 and 4 We?t Twenty-fourth street.? ORirriir A Chrhtt's Min.<trrli.? Pirn opun MiN.iTSKi.ar. Halladj, Buullsuiks, Ac. ?Thr Worn BosiiRsr? Blaok Crook. TONY PASTOR'S OPERA. HOUSE. ?l Bowerr.?To?ic V.VALISM. NriJRO MiNSTRRLST. BlIRLK-uOlM, B A LI. IT III YKK ? ti'i??k?. Ac.?Tub Kitrh Rats or Ntw York. I'n ARLET WHITE'8 COMBINATION TROUPE, at Mechanics' Hall, 472 Hrotriwar ?In a Vakiktt or Light AHTl LlOdHABLR Kntkhtainmants. ?Till Kkkalk Clirks ?>r Was.iunuton. ITOOLEY'SOPERA HOUSE. Brooklyn.? Ethiopian Mi*. rtw?i-s*. Ballads and Buklkxuuks.? stkkkts or Brooklyn THR BUNVAN TABLEAUX. Union Hall, eorner of T?enty third street and Broadway, at 7J? ?Movinu Mir ?<>r or tmk I'iiorim's Pro?rk??Sixtt Maoninci NT teCkWBs. Matinee Wednesday and Saturday at 3 o'clock. H'iD ATroRRiciIiSIAM ?or *p?T?Hr Rro"<1 war - Twiw*?WoNnieris in N ?rrRAr uj0?tl8tmmmTnm ton Lpitubbs Dailt. Open Jrom 8 VNn ART" TRIPLE SHEET. New York, Thurulsri April 4? NOTICE TO ADVERTISERS. Advertisers will please bear in mind that in order to have their advertisements properly classi fied they should be sent in before half-past eight o'clock in the evening. IBS NBWI. zumoFx. The aews report by the Atlantic cable is dated to yes* tenisy eweaiag, April A Nepaleea has ciaeed the negotiations f?r the acqui aitlee of Luxemburg to Frnnoe. M. Schneider to Presi dent of tha French Legislative body, la place of Count WaisesAl Coaeels eloeed at 01 for money in London. United 84atea Awe-tsrentiea were at 7* la London, 78 in Frank fort and MY in Paris The Liverpool cotton market closed dull, with mid dling uplands at 12\d. a 12%<L Breadstuflb were Arm. A large quantity of California white wheat was sold in Liverpool for export to New Tort- Provisions were very dull and the produce market generally unchanged. By the steamship Java, at this port yesterday, we have very important mall advices from Europe dated to the SSI of Mires. The reports eannot be regarded as in detail ef our cable dispatches, for tbe Atlantic telegrams failed lo convey tbe serious features of the political Situation as revealed in tbe written Intelligence. There are, ia fact, many points of tbe news?published in the HsftAio to-day?which hare not been touched by tbe cable. War preparations, with the exciting reuse* of war. ex isted on all side* Our special correspondent at Roche fort, Fiance, furnlsbee a letter In wbicb be sets forth tbe immense naval preparations which were being car ried on in that port, besides noticing tbe unusunl activity which prevailed in the other dockyards of tbe empire. Tbe secret treaties recently ooncluded between Prussia and Bavnrta and Baden and other of the Southern States ol (Jermany had Jost been published, and tbls (bet may be accepted as accounting, to some extent, for the French movements referred to above. The Prussian publication of these State papers evoked considerable irritation In Parts, where the act was regarded as a bold reply on the part of Count Bismarck to tbe argumenta need in the French legialatlve body with respect to tiermany during the late Thiers' interpellation debate. A Parts journal says that the promulgation of tbe treaties, intended at first to be kept secret, Just now goes to show te the world that Napoleon is brought In face of forty millions of United Germans, mostly soldiers?a force shirk arill anon he inrreaaed to fiftv millions. Austria remained unmoved by the Prnsso-German treaties. The Prtm, or Vtfenna, asserts that the govern ment of the Emperor was aware of their completion from the lint, and sees nothinf in the paper* at variance Willi the provisions of the treaty of Prague. The New Prtna, of Vienna, indeed, pronouncoa In farurof an Austro-Prussian Alliance Mr. (11 ads ton* assembled the opposition liberal mem ber* of the British Parliament, numbering over three buedred, at hla rMidence in London. The menu of the IVrbjr reform bill were fully canvesvd and a general opmiee of the Inutility of the measure expressed. John Bright recommends the reform leagues to " get rid of (he bill and Its authors' as soon as possible. General Gleeeon's father, aged about seventy year*, bas been arrested for Fenian treason in Ireland. Be pro claimed that "be had Mven son* Fenians and glorified tn the hot." Our special coiTMpondent In Dublin state* that another formidable Fenian rising la certain to take place In Ireland, and that even the Judicial execution of some of the present leader* will not deter the others. Govern ment bestow* the moat lavish encomium* on the Irish polioe lore* Buy of the men are to be decorated with the Victoria cross for their conduct In tb* Fenian war, and a Mm af two thotiMnd pounds sterling Is to be divided among them. By a sort of Irish contradiction ihx> official oonrM t* regarded as evidence that the author!Mm doubt the loyalty of the nen -.nd are about to attempt to bay It TEX LEGISLATURE. la the Senate yesterday the bills incorporating the Montague Theatre Company of Brooklyn, and to create a department of charltlM and oorrMtions In Kings oounty were reported. Bills amending the Metropolitan Registry law; for suppressing the trade in obeceno litera ture; Increasing the common school tax In Now York cay to ten dollars per pupil, with an amendment appro priating fifty thousand dollars for schools for oolored children, and to incorporate the Croeetown Railroad, in Mew York, ware passed. Several bill* of an unimportant character wars advanced to a third reading In tb* even ing session, and the Senate adlourncd. In tb* AsMtnbiy the Annual Supply bill was made a special order for thla evening. The Broadway Railroad bill wm considered In Committee of the Whole and ordered to a third reading. Bill* for the payment of the claim* for the war expense* of ths Sut* agvoirt the Untied 8tatM; to amend ths General Railroad law and for other purpoaM were paned. The bill for the con at ruction of an experimental railway In New York and Westchester waa reported. The bill to facilitate the eon BiruclloB aflbe Maw York and Albany Railroad was lost, but, on motion, the vote was reconsidered, and the bill was laid ou tba table. THE C1TT. A special meeting of tba Union Republican Central Committee wm held at their headquarter*, at Argus Hall, last alght Resolutions providing for tbs election of delegate to the flyraruM Convention were adopted, ani a communication from tbs Executive Committee of the Uaioa General Committee of conservative republlcsni wm read, requesting a fusion of the two branches in ths selection of delagalM Mr. Spencer, the chairman, had prepared a reply, cbaractsriiing tba centervallvM M I brew* uid b itier bngadt, whirh be moved to adopt, but the whole matter was tabled a'tar a eptoy debate. Resolutions tenderini thank* to Governor Kenton for hu, vetoes add xalutarr advice to the country member* were adopted, and committee adjourned. The Academy of Music pwrowl^y^aped dsstruftWon on Mondsy night la*t by the merest chance. One man was hadly Injured and now Um In a very critical state, and Ave boy* who war* engaged ia th* establishment hare been dreadfully injured. Had the explosion taken place when the theatr* was crowded th* most disastrous consequences might bare arisen. Th* annual conference of th* Methodist Episcopal church of this State was opened yesterday moraine lB tbe Bedford street church. The East Annual Conference was also commenced la New Haven. (a the Suprems Court, general term, yesterday, before Judges Leonard, Ingiaham sad Sutherland, th* case of th* paople of the State of New York against the New Jersey Central Railroad Company was argued on appeal from a judgment ia favor or th* defendant, at th* special tern of June, 180ft. Th* case relate* to th* ob struction of New York bay by th* piars and wharves of tha defendant at th* southern extremity of Jersey City. The further hearing of the case has heen adjourned cntil the 9th mst. A series of voluminous and detailed affidavits have bean made by Daaiel Drew, Fiak k Beidea, Samuel W. Boocork, W. C. Dornin and Emmet D. Burr in reply to the charges contained In the complaint of Joseph & Stewart, and denying nearly every allegation ia refer ?nee to the Erie stock pool transaction*. An action was brought la tbe Supreme Court, Circuit, yesterday, by Patrick Fennelly, adminstrator, against the Belt City Railroad Company, laying damages at $5,000 for the killing of Tm. Brophy on the Sth of March, 18ft(, by being run over by one of the defondant's cars. Case still on. In the United States Commissioner's Court, yesterday, in the case of Daniel Mooney, which involvod certain questions touching the dutfos and powers of Deputy Collectors of Internal Revenue, Commissioner Osborn decided that a Deputy Collector has no authority to make a {seizure outside bis own district unless it is specially delegated to him by a Commissioner of Inter nal Revenue. A verdict for the plaintiff of $1,000 was rendered In the breach of promise and alleged seduction case of Anne Cragan against Thomas Conway in tiie Court of Common PI?as yosterday. An action for damages tncurmd in the non-delivery of a telegram is pending against tbe Western Union Tele graph Company in the Superior Court, Part 1, before Judge Jones The North German Lloyd's stoamship New York, Cap.' tain Ernst, will leave this port to-day (Thursday) for Southampton and Bremen. The mails for the United Kingdom and the Continent of Europe will close at th* Post Office a half-past tenA.IL The United States mall steamship Eagle, Captain If. R. Greene, will sail for Havana at three P. to. to-dav (Thursday, from pier No. 4 North river. The mails will close at tbe Post Office at two o'clock P. M. The stock market was heavy yesterday. Gold closed at 133%. MISCELLANEOUS. Our San Luis Potest (Mexico) letters ars of various dates, the latest being March 9, and are mainly confir matory of despatches received previously in relation to tbe sltustion at Quer6taro. Two letters of Maximilian had been intercepted, in which be intimates that soms un sparing hand has been rifling his tressury. Tbe siega of Queivtaro had heen actually oommenoed on the 4th ultr by the advance of Corona, who pr?sats*d to take It by ths 11 th of March. Escobadals williag to wait pa tientlv, thereby giving tlms for Diss's operations against Puebla, sad Maximilian is la sooh a strait, his army beiag so demoralized that sll his foraging parties desert, t that it is even yet probable that no battle will ha fought snd tbe war will be ended by ths naoeadlHasai aurrea- f dor of tb* imperialists. Everything was ready ft* aa' avault on ths Bth. The advices from Honolulu, H. 1, are to ths 11th of March, and contain no news of importance. An arrival from tb* Clarion Islands reports a large whaling fleet there snd at the Gallapaqoe Islands. The Ualted States Senate, in executive session yester day, acted upon several nominations for minor offices. By ths recent election the Connecticut Senate will stand sleren republicans to ten democrats, snd the House will stand one hundred and twenty-three repub licans to one hundred and fourteen .democrats. In the Rhode Islsnd election, yesterdsy, tbe republican ticket was completely successful. The eleotlon for legislstore in Connecticut Is already being discussed in that State, aa it involves an election for United States Senator to fill tbe vacanoy occasioned by the explistion of Mr. Di iron's term. All elections In the Csrolins district (General Sickles') have been prohibited fbr tbe present, and the General has announced that he will appoint the civil offloers, if ' any offices should become vscsnt I The Ohio Legislature ha* passed a resolution for man- j hood suffrage in bath houses. An amendment disfran- ( chising rebels snd deserters has yet to be acted upon by tbe Senate. 1 Topeka, Rimu; Lucy Stone, Dr. BtackweU and other light* being In attendance. Rear Admiral Ooldsborough's Mediterranean squadron, comprising the Colorado, Canandaigua, Ticonderoga, Augusta. Shamrock. Frolic and Mlantonomoh .waa at Port Mahon, Minorca, on the 10th of March. All on board were well. A grand raid on the dealer* In connterfeit money waa made by t'nlted Mates detective* on Tuesday la Western New York. Thirty persons were arre?t?d up to last evening. The African packet ship Golconda, belonging to the American Colonization Society, attired at Baltimore yesterday, having safely delivered a cargo of freedmen In Monrovia, Africa, and bringing back a few colored passengers bound on business or pleasure. The negroes of Richmond celebrated the anniversary of the evacuation of that city yesterday by a procession. They were addressed by Hannlcutt, who warned them against rotlng with the Southern white people. Senator Wilson was in Richmond at the time, but did not ad dress the crowd. A prominent merchant of Clinton, Iowa, has been ar rested for burglary committed in Cleveland, Ohio, three years ago. The first vessel of the sealing fleet arrived at St Johns, N. B., yesterday, having taken siiteen thousand five hundred seals. At the Board of Trade banquet given In Charleston on Tuesday night Governor Orr and General Sickles made sposche* The rebuilding of the I.indell Hotel in 81. Louis has commenced. Fashionable Amusements at the Hist* Capital. Keno is said to be a Tory popular gamp in Albany this session among the general resi dents and visitors of the capital, although the aristocratic Senators and members, with the representatives of the New York " rings" and railroads, still adhere to draw poker. The regular lobbymen scout both these pastimes, and have no taste for anything but the fiercest of tigers. Apropos ot poker, will Jacob Pharpe let us know how much be lost or gained In his tilt with Ben Wood a few nights since ? Infor mation and figures are wanted at No. 1,999 Brotedway. ' l.srge Receipts frmm Cstsas. The receipts from customs during March were unusually large, amounting to sixteen million dollars. Last year during the same month they were -only a trifle over eleven million dollars. This great increase is a sure sign that our merchants hart felt encouraged to prepare for an active and extensive revival of trade. The liSSSSS la Connecticut. Greeley insists that there is a clear majority ot republican voters in Connecticut, and says that but for "the infidelity of a fraction ot its members'' it could have "carried everything but one member of Congress.*' Just so; but It was that one candidate for Congress that operated as a dead weight upon the party and caused the defeat, not only of the whole State ticket, bnt of two additional candidate foi Congress. The lesson will not be thro in away. !*'???"? ?f BeMMrietUa In Ibf AmKh. Some time ago, and tyhUe the varions mea sures proposed (or the reconnruotlon of the South were under discussion, we sf*id that if any plan were adopted making reconstruction depend entirely upon the voluntary action of tb^ Southern people it would be a long time before the rebel States would be reconstituted. We saw that tbe Southerners were so demoral ized and helpless, and so divided among them selves, that they would not be able to agree upon any plan which would be acceptable to Congress and the Northern people. We urged that Congress should act as a guardian would act wi?h a child, and prescribe and force the needful measures upon the South. In this many of the meet intelligent Southerners agreed with us and declared that Congress must do the work for them Let us know, they said, what you require of us, what the conditions are, and we will conform to your wishes, how ever unpleasant the terms may be; for we see that we are powerless and yen all powerful. Congress did act upon this view of the case. In the reconstruction bill and in the supple mental bili passed for this purpose the whole plan is laid down. There is no choice left The Soulh is placcd again under military authority to accomplish the object tb view. State rights and pre-existing rights are ignored. The right of the conqueror over the oon quered?of the supreme government over sub-i jugated rebels?is the only law admitted or that can be admitted in tbe case. It is folly, then, to talk about the constitutionality of the reconstruction acts or of appealing to the Su preme Court If even the reconstruction acts could be suspended or set aside, which is not likely, it would be a great misfortune to the country, and especially to the South. The Southern people have accepted the conditions imposed for their restoration as the best they can get, and are working earnestly under them. To attempt to arrest or obstruct the work now would be foolish in the extreme and a great injury to the South. From all parts of the South, except, per haps, in a few remote places like the Rio Grande border of Texas, where the Inhabi tants know or care little about government, the people are earnestly at work to bring about reconstruction. Whites and blacks alike seem to realize all at once that the opportu nity has come and that it might be disastrous in tbe highest degree to neglect it The moBt intellectual and popular men of the South, such as General Robert Lee, Wade Hampton, General Longstreet, A. G. Brown, of Missis sippi, General Beauregard, and a number of others of the same olass, advise the people not only to acquiesce in the Con gressional plan of reconstruction, but urge them to take aa active part in it Tho, news papers generally^ which lately were hostile, are now wheeling round hi support of the hmdc. Of course they speak of it J^oiag forced upon them, by way of saving themselves from tho charge et inconsistency; but they sup port it nevertheless. In foot, they perceive that tbe public voice is loud In flavor of resto ration under the plan prescribed, and they are compelled to follow the current Our corres pondent in Georgia says he knows not of a single public journal in that State'that advises the people to vote "no convention." The same state of feeling and purpose among the whites is found generally In the other Southern States as thus spoken of in Georgia. Ner are the negroes behind in exercising their new privileges to bring about restoration. A ivAnilapful MWAlntlnn In itiia roanani Viaa Knan effected in a very short period. They are folding public meetings everywhere, at whioh ipeakers of their own race show great intelli gence with regard to their changed situation ind the new order of things. They eves call ipon their former masters to address them, and svince a desire to co-operate with the whites >f their own section in the great work before item. We had an example of their good sense ind excellent disposition when they called upon Wade Hampton, at Columbia, S. C., for a speech. We had at the same time an example in that speech of the sensible views of the late master class as to the existing and future rela tions of the two races in the South. There are plenty of similar examples. In feet, the same disposition to harmonize between the negroes and whites and to co-operate in bringing nbout restoration as soon as possible is gene rai througuoui tne noutnern states. a snort, we may say the work goes on bravely since the Southerners have learned wisdom through their sufferings and from reeognliing the fact that they are utterly helpless and in the power of Congress. But great and surprising as is the revolution which has been effected and which is now going on in the South, there is mueh to be done yet and many things to be avoided. The South has always been afflicted by a set of small, narrow-minded politicians, bummers and long-haired, brainless and sophomorical young men of the press. These men, like all men of small mental calibre, are very fussy, noisy, impudent and irrepressible. It will be difficult to keep them in the background, bat thpy must be kept there or they will prove very mischievous and may retard the good work bo happily begun. Let the Southern people, white and black, ignore these pestilent and noisy agitators and trust in such men as Wade Hampton, Lee, Longstreet and others like them. At the same time they should give the cold shoulder to the crack-brained and equally pestilent emissaries of the New Eng land radicals; for these will be sure to low discord and hatred between the negroes and whites. By all means let them avoid the radi

cal parson* and strong-minded women of the East, who will spread over the country Mke locusts to devour their substance and pro duce mischief. Looking to the future and to hnrmonlaing the North and South, making us one people again In heart, as well ns in our political rela tions, the Southerners should at once adopt a ticket for the next Presidential term. General U. 8. Grant and General Robert E. Lee should be that ticket, and it should be at the head of all their newspapers and Inscribed everywhere. Independent of the excellence and popularity of this ticket, It would operate as a splendid flank movement upon the politicians end would give to the South a powerful influence. We advise the Southerners, too, to carry ont the ideas of the radicals to the fulleet extent and push the revolution these radicals inau i guratod to the utmost limit. In doing this they should send a large delegation of negroes to i Congress. If takes in proportion to the black and white population the negro representative! would constitute nearly half the number of members entitled to s^ats in Congress from the South. This could be >a?Hy done, and tbers are plenty of negroes amb Uious and sensible enough to seize the opportunity. And why not t Only let these members of Congress be bona fide Southern negroes, and not newly im ported ones from the North. This would pro duce an extraordinary effect upon the North. A wonderful reaction would take place here. The radicals themselves would swallow their own dogmas and theories, and we should see the greatest agitation and the most surprising somersaults among the politicians. Suoh are the phases, features and probabilities of recon struction, and ws commend every ptflitlcian who wants to be up to the times to study them carefully. The New Atlantic Cahl* Ua? kr Way mf Btraatft u4 the Azorea. The project for a now Atlantic cable, to bo laid by way of Bermuda and the Asores to Lisbon, derives additional importance just now from the announcement of the abandonment of the Russo-Amerioan line. The company formed for the purpose of completing the latter under taking, finding that they would be compelled to build the land line through the territory known as Russian America themselves, which they had not anticipated, have throws up the job. The necessity for a second cable is gen erally admitted, and hence the increased im portanoe of tbe one designed to be laid between the United States and Portugal, touching at (he Islands we have named. Congress at its reoent session passed tho bill giving to this company the privilege to land on any part of the Atlantic coast for the next twenty years. It has been stated that the American terminus is to be at Fortress Monroe; but this, we believe, is an error. It has been the intention of the company to lay tbe oable direct from this city to Bermuda, so that the terminus on this side may be where it ought to be, at tho great com mercial metropolis of the nation. The proposed new cable presents many ad vantageous features which promise suocess to the undertaking. It can be laid with less dif ficulty than in a more northerly latitude. The stations at Bermuda and tho Azores will strengthen the oable and afford the means of ascertaining in whioh section the difficulty exists, if any interruption of communication should occur. Tbe way business, through ships touching at tbe islands, as well as from the local commerce, will form quite an important item in the receipts of the company. The Ber mudas are in latitude 22 lf?, and in longitude 64 50 east, and are only five hundred and eighty miles from Cape Hatteras, south south east The Azores are between latitude 81 89 and 39 44 north, and longitude 81 T and 2$ 19 west They are distant about fifteen hnndrad miles front Bermuda and less than'one thou sand from Portugal. The cable would there fore. be divided into Mine parts, in length if* teen hundred, one thousand, and five hundred ahd eighty miles. distance from New York direct to the Bermudas Is but ? trifle greater than from Cape Hatteras. The proposed line to Europe wiH thus possess many advantages peculiar to itself, and the undertaking will no doubt be successful and remunerative. There is great need for another Atlantic cable, and it only requires energy and perseverance in the managers of this project to secure its speedy construction. The I<efRl tiiirtl* Bill hi n Bad Way. The bill to establish a new legal gazette, whicb passed the Assembly at Albany, will, we learn, meet an adverse fete in- the Senate, the Judiciary Committee having decided' to report against it. This reanlt has been accom plished through the efforts of persons inter ested in the Transcript, of this city, a concern that has been a rich placer for some of tbe "rings" of Tammany Hall. Our friends of the TVibune have affected to be in great trouble and distress of mind for some time over this bill, and might be supposed to feel gratified at its defeat. It was certainly a novel idea for Legisla tures to start new papers, that amusement being generally supposed to be confined to the wealthy simpletons of Wall street But, pro bably, the Assembly had more solid reasons for its action than appear upon- the surface. It seems that some of the persons named in (he Albany bill were originally associated with the Transcript. Another of them was a long-haired philosopher of the JNbm?r who goes about with his hat stuffed full of aboli tion tracts and free love speeches, and who looks so much like a hackman that he-is gene rally accosted with "How much for a ride T" The fight has evidently been one between the Transcript and outsiders who are envious of its profits. It would be a very curious result if it should turn out that: all the fuss made by the Tribune over this affair was only for the purpose of hoodwinking tbe Legislature and the public, and that, after all, the new legal gazette was the very thing the Tribune wanted. Tbe lkrge bills of Corporation printing that have fallen to the share of the Transcript, have, no doubt, been looked at by the Tribune with hungry eyes; and, as there is generally considerable twisting and turning in political newspapers and Legislatures, it would not be surprising to find that while pretending to oppose the trill to establish the legal gazette, the- philanthropic IVflmn* was in reality expecting t? secure the largest nugget out of the anticipated placer. ftfle* Braktrma* There are many little cliques of office broken and individual operators in tbe business at Washington, all of whom may be classed in two sets?the set who profess to manage the Senate, and the set who pcofoss to maaagn "the man at the other end of the avenue and it appears that just now, by playing into each other's hands, they are taking in money like a faro bank. For instance, Mr. Smith ft Company., a lobby firm e< Johnson conserva tives and democrats, get John Doe, Johnson man, appointed by tbe President to a fat office; but how are they to get him through tbe Senate? Mr. Jones ft Company, lobby radicals, can fix it, provided that Smith ft Co. will get their man, Richard Roe, radical, the appointment for another fat office. The thing is flxejl?John Doe, Johnson man, is confirmed ; Richard Roe, radical, is appointed ; and the brokers on each side get their perquisites. If Thurlow Weed had not run to seed what a harvest there would be now for his reaper al Washington. But his patent right has expired, and Tom, Dick and Harry oarry off the spoils Moral?The cohesive power of the public plunder, apd every dog has his day. Tke Fire ?t the Antra? ef Mne?r~< ?r*e*? CM^ael ef the Fell*?. There is something very curious about the conduct of the police in conuection with the ?xplosion at the Academy of Music on Monday evening last The people are peculiarly in terested in all that relates to the safety and proper management of our large theatres, and when an act of carelessness occurs at any of them, threatening danger to the public, it should be exposed rather than concealed and covered up by the authorities, in order to In duce more caution on the part of proprietors. Here was an accident, the result of gross neg ligence, which might have occasioned a dis astrous Are, and which almost certainly would hare been attended by fatal results had it oc curred half an hoot later than it did. Yet the captain ef police of the district professed to know nothing whatever about it, and his men, probably under instruction, were in a similar state of ignorance, although two of them were en duty on the spot, and must necessarily hare been aware of the accident It is rumored that the police actually tamed bach the fire companies oalled oat by the alarm, and kept them in ignoraaoe of the nature and location of the fire. We have been in fevor of the Metropolitan Police generally, and we regard the force as a good one. The men acted well at the recent riot on Grand street, and have on several other occasions displayed oourage and efficiency. But we believe there is great room for im provement among the captains and probably some other of the officers. Kennedy is an ex cellent superintendent, although occasionally disposed to assume the character of an auto crat; but be should not undertake to hush up such a matter as this Academy of Music ffre nor should he suffer any of his subordinates to do so. That is an offence against the pub lic and cannot be tolerated. In despotic countries the police may be as arbitrary, tyrannical and mysterious as thoy please, but here they must confine themselves to their duties, and their action must be open and above hoard. They are the servants of the publio, not of the proprietors of theatres, or of any other special interests, and when they lend themselves to an attempt to impose upon the people and hush up an affair like the Academy of Musio fire, in which every citizen has suoh a vital interest, they greatly exceed their duty and are guilty of a very grave offence. The Tax Mlnla? the Celaace ef Forelga Bullion. In a letter to the Senate in reply to the reso lution recently introduced by Mr. Conness, asking the Secretary of the Treasury for infor mation relative to certainprOpoeed changes in the Mint laws ot the United States, Mr. McCnl loch refers to an iaterestinc communication from Mr. Louis. A. Garnett, of San Francisoo. This ooaosonieatioav'the jahatnnce of which impertaat aeggeetioer-?Mr. nett recom mends a oomplete abrogation ef all taxes and restrictions upon mining enterprises, a repeal of all charges at the Mint end especially the abolition of the tax at present levied on foreign bullion. He shows quite conclusively that notwithstanding the aggregate of one thou sand million* of dollars of bullion pro duced during the past seventeen years by California and the adjacent States and Territories, mining & to-day, as it always has been, "a fascinating Illusion," and that a complete- abrogation of all taxes and re strictions upon it, and a repeal of ail charges at the Mint, would tend to develop the country and enhance the value of its products. He also demonstrates the very serious feet that the present tax levied upon foreign bnllion, natu rally drawn to this country for assaying, refin ing and coinage, amounting to oae and three quarter per cent on gold, and two and a half per cent on silver, has the effect to repel the products of Mexico and British Columbia, and other metalliferous regions, and force them into foreign ohannela. He adds that "the coinage of money is a necessity of the govern ment and a benefit to the whole community, and its expense should not he borne by the few who produce the material. Other govern ments hare long since restricted their mints to coinage only, and if the Secretary of the Treasury will contract with private refiners for an exchange of crude for refined bullion and throw the small expense of coinage upon the Treasury, the results which will arise in the reduction at the price of gold, and the conse quent advance in our national securities, will much more than compensate fbr the loss of revenue from this source." The views of Mr. Garnett are worthy of consideration. The Vo lition which he proposes of the- tax on foreign, bullion would have the effect of increasing the volume of specie In the country, particularly the silver, which it is likely w* shall need more than. gold. Good Pro?t>?c? far m. Black, Nuw In Wntfcr lattM. Under the taw of universal suffrage in Wash ington the registry of voters is going on there, *nd as far as it has progressed (three wards out of the reven) the registered negro voters are largely in the majority. The population of the city, in round numbers, is perhaps sev ' enty thousand whites to thirty thousand blades. The whites, however, it is reported1, are so largely disgusted with negro suffrage and the oath of loyalty that they are letting the registry go by default If they ehoose to continue this frame, the next thing will be a negro Mayor for Washington by default of the disgusted whites. Aw* If they will have it so, even so let it be. The national capital is the proper place for the practical inauguration of the new epoch of political equality, and an American Mayor of A Mean descent would not be a bad begin ning. If we are, then, to have the millennium thus inaugurated in Washington, is not Andrew Johnson at hand ready to volunteer as the orator of the day T A Q*?rT for Uavamr rentes. A great many persons are at a loss to under stand and curious to discover the reason of Governor Fenton's hostility to Police Commis sioner Acton. Acton is the most efficient mem ber of the Metropolitan Police Commission, and be is remarkably faithful in the discharge of duties. He deserves to be sustained rather than to be snubbed and opposed by the Execu tive of the State. We hope that Governor i Fenton will give this subject serious consider , ation, and that he will be willing, upon reflect. tion, to take off some of the rough edges of his i enmity to a very diligent and capable pnbllc officer. a. ^ ^ > * The tb*4e Island Elertlta. *Jttle Rhode Island held her election for Governor and other State officers and for her two member! of Congress yesterday. Very little Interest has been felt in the contest, as it was well known that it could hare but one result The whole republican ticket was of course elected, and although no figures are given in our report, and the rote is said te hare been rery light, the indications are that the majorities hare been increased, twenty eight republican State Senators end sixty two republican Assemblymen baring bees elected, against twenty-three Senators and fifty-eight Assemblymen last year. Nathan F. Dixon was re-elected in the Second Congres sional district orer William Carter, democrat, and in the first district the republican candi date, Thomas .A. Jenckes, walked orer the course. .The republicans of Rhode Island were fortunate in baring no Feejee Mermaids, woolly horses and other humbugs to carry en their shoulders. ?eathera Near* HeatlaeKt In a letter from a Georgia correspondent me published yesterday an interesting report of A late mass meeting of colored voters nt Mweee, in that State. At this meeting there was sank a cordial political ftiston of whites and blaoKn that it is regarded as breaking down the wail of partition between the two races and as thw beginning of a practical political union. No ticing the significant bearings of this meeting', our correspondent says "it is an invitation te candidates to seek negro votes,'' and a broad hint to the blacks, where they are in the ma jority, to put up men of their own color for office. Just so. Accordingly, if not daring the present Congress, we may in the next look out for a considerable sprinkling of black men among the delegations to the lower Houae from the reconstructed Southern States. But can black men be found in those States equal to the calibre of a passable member of Congress? Plenty of them. They are turning up at all these political meetings. At this Macon gathering, for instance, the very beat apaeoh of the dap, white evaiom included, wan that of the Rev. Mr. Turner, a black man. His views of the institution of Amerioan negre slavery in preparing the way for the civiliaa tion and Christianizetion ef the black race te benighted Africa were the views of Henry Clay. With regard to emancipation in the South be said:?"We all, white and black, can stand here together, rejoicing in mutant free dom; no watching each other; all anxiety re moved?(what a volume of matter is embodied in these few words 0?blessing God for tide great deliverance." Moreover, he repudiated the idea that any sensible negro entertained the notion of social equality with the white* and he disclaimed any satisfaction on neeenni of the disfranchisement of any portion of tka white population. , His black man speaks Uko n stateouan Mr broad and generous views. He shews no n ; goad foundation for o harmonious fiWlns> union-between Southern whites and blacks no the oommon platform of Southern interest*. There was a banner at this meeting with the motto, "If we (whitee and blacks) must live and vote together in the same State, let on bo friends." This grand idea controlled the meeting, and this banner was hailed with cheers from more than a the?and wltm M?h way, then, ye Northern radicals and oop perheads, for an Infusion of Southern Maok men in Congress. And why not f Is not, for instance, this black man Turner, in intolllgsaa^ Integrity, true statesmanship and reflne?nl? equal to the calibre of John Morrissey, Fer nando Wood or Ben Butler, if not a peg or two above them T Terily, the Southern States, with the political fusion of their whites and blacks, have the future political Lalanoe of power of this country in their hands. LhWUI** Cwriptloa. II we are to believe the reports from Albany the operations of the lobby in the present Legislature surpass the experience of any for mer seesioil It is said that scarcely a bill la brought forward that is not pounoed upon bj these gentry and made to pay from fire thou sand dollars upwards before it has a chance of success. The members are generally cheated by the lobby, who keep all they get for them selves. The former owe it to themselves and their families to look into this matter and maks the " third house" pay up. The lobby demand money upon every bill, under the posteneO' that they pay it out to members, and the- mem bers should therefore insist upon having " the game as well as the name." Armed ProMMl?M^Tk* Right t? Bw Aw. The riot which took place in this city on Saint Patrick's Day,.and In which so many policemen were wounded, has naturally led to the suggestion of measures for the prevention of similar occurrences. The bill introduced in the Legislature by Mr. Berry man is not, bow ever, one that in likely to meet with nuA favor. It sets out by violating a constitutional right?that of our citizens to bear anna. Under a despotic government the prohibition which it makes would be rational and logical;, but it is not so here. Ii a despotism restricts individual liberty it gives in neturn protection* lur iac nuu pniporij. vui w? iw mu w this in a city where highway robberies audi ?aiMl are almost of nightly occurrence tr , To deprive men of the means of defending themselves without first taking care thai the necessity shall not ariae woald be a manifest injustice. While, however, we would not interfera with the constitutional privilege conceded to the individual citizen, we would be glad to sea a stop put to the abuse of it in the earrying ef arms hi pnblie processions. This the second and third clauses of Mr. Ferryman's bill would, do. We would even go farther, and prohibit the occupation of the streets by pnblie proce* sions at all, with the exception, of course, ef the military turn out on the Fourth of July. There is nothing more absurd than the ob structing of the business and pnsaenger traffio of a city by such displays. They serve no useful purpose and are often productive of much mischief. If there be really need of nny such demonstrations let them be mada outside the city on a parade ground specially allotted for the purpose. We object to having the industrious and order-loving portion of the community disturbed and obstructed in their avocations for the gratification of idlers and rowdies. We are still more strongly opposed, to these interruptions taking place for flllibua tering objects or for the perpetuation of qnairi p. national prejudices and antagonism*. We want and will have but one pfetlonaUty in