Newspaper of The New York Herald, February 20, 1855, Page 4

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated February 20, 1855 Page 4
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NEW YORK HERALD. fAICI GORDON BKMNKT*, PROPRIETOR AND EDITOR. ?mci II. W. CORN EH NABflAU AND FCLTOM ITS TEH.*" catk in rdvarwt. THE ItAlL V HER ALL). 1 tmli per copy? 97 ptr annum. TILL tCEJSKI V HER ALB tvtr y Haiti r day .it i cntt per ??PV, or tS iter annum ; the European Edition t* per unnum m an v fart of Great Britain, and 16 (? any part of IK* Con tinent. both to include pcttaoe. Vl> LVNTAR V LO Mi t.SfUSDklSCE, containing impor tant new, $o failed /rum any qva rter of (he world ? if uted will be liberally pai-t for. Ova Furbish COkanros. 1?1T( AM r* liTIUUI.ABLV kUUUTUI TO SEAL ALL Lurrio iot i n. ALL LETTERS by Mail for HubitripHmi or with A'fver tmetnti.h to be pott paid, or the pottage will Imdedu* ted from the money remitted. . WO NOTICE takenof anonymous comwmnieatione. We do mot return thote rejected. . . JOB PRTMTINO executed with neatneit, cheapneet, tmd hepateh. ADVERTISEMENTS renewed every day. Vtluu Bfa.30 AMUSEMENTS THIS CTKNIMQ. BBOADWAY TBKATRS. 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Pakih Livingston, Wells & Co., 8 Plaiw <le la Bourse Tbe contents of tbe European edition of the Hhuld w 11 embrace tbe news received by mail and telegraph at the office during the previous week, and to tbe hour of publication. Tile K??va. Important news from If iraia his r?mhod ua by wsy of New Orleans. "he advice* are to the 1'it x in at- Proclamations bad been issued declaring the island in a state of siege, the porta under blookads, ud ordering the enlistment of all persons capable 01 beating arms. Reinforcements of troops from Porto Rico bad been sent for, militia companies were bfirg f oi mid, and the authorities were using every exerticn in staking preparations to repel the appre hended invasion. It is probable, however, that Gen. Concha, or some of bis officials, have simjlr discovered a very capacious mire's nest, tenant ad by half a score ot redcubtable chieftains ud an icicrr.eiab'.e hoist of uucoiquer&ble warriors ; hence all the furor and preparation. Gen. Wilson, recently elected to tbe United Statea 8?.i ate from Massachusetts by Kncv Nothing votes, h?B pobiit-bed a letter giving bis views on the slavery question, in which he statra that the Know Nothing organ zal ion in bis Stale dots not embraoe the sub ject of slavery amorg '.hose for the regulation of which It w?s formed. Petitions from this city In favor of Mr. Saward's bill regulating tne carry irg of passengers on board steamships acd other vessels, were presented in both bonwaof Congnss yesterday. They were re ferred to tbe Committees on Commerce. The j rtcedirgain the legislature yesterday were cexflned to routine business. Messrs. Coleman aid Htujvesatt of New York, Maker of Montgomery Reai tag of Kings, ard Deveming of Krie, have been appointed by .be Rpenker of the Assembly as the etket committee on New York harbor encroach, ?entr. In the United Stages Senate yesterday tbe bill providing for a railroai from the Misai*ippi V al ey to tbe Pacific was debated and finally passed by a vote of 24 to 21. The bill provides for tbe coastruc. tion of three reads, and grants twelve sections of 1m cd per mile in aid thereof. We have so often re piM<n'ed tbe impracticability of ttiis undertaking at tbe present time that it is unnecessary to allude further to the subject now. In executive session Miveral nominations to offices were received from the President. John Appleton, of Maiue, wai confirm ed as Secretary o- Legation to London In p ace of Daniel E. Si kles ; Mr. Cox, of Ohio, as Secretary to Peru; at d Mr. A'kiuson as Thud Auditor in place cf the late Mr. Burt. In tbe House jester day there was a desperate i-trugg'e < n tbe French Spoliation bill. Tbe Presi dent's veto meaeage of this measure was taken up at an tarly hour. After brief appsals from several ?R'mbers to dispone of tbe subject without discuss ing Its merits, the previous question was ordered, and tbe vote on passing the bill in spits of th9 Executive's objections resulted In 113 yeas to 86 nays. This, ot course, defeated the bill. Oa the 27th alt. it passed in committee by a vote of 110 to 70. After disposing of the veto message tbe House wtntinto committee on tho Civil aad Diplomatic Appropriation bill, wbon Mr. Boilers offered as an amendment tte Krer.cb Hpo iatlon bill, which foe cbairraL? Mr. Ribb.vd,ol New Hampshire ? ro'ed tut of ord* r. Aunpptal ma* tak-u from this de cision, wticb, alter an angry debate, was sustained. So the spo iatlon cla wants are again laid out stone eoid. The widows ard orphans who hnve long and patiently waited for 'heir inite of tbe appropriate* mu't t ope on, and the Wall street brokers woo have b right up c alms at six cents on the dollar mut pick their tints and try it again. Nu other bnsioesi was trsL^acUd in the Hou?e. P/eddect Pierce 'a veto mesnage us given in fail in to-lay 's paper. The Secrttft'y of the Navy hm appoint d u com mission to sekct s'euoi pr >;,eilors to be employed in tbe expedition ordered by Congrew to be de epatched in learch of Dr. Kaue and hla companions We publish to-day uie cetaila of the news from Mexico to the 8th <nat. Tbe rumor that a provision al government tad been formed at Arapuloo, with Gen. Alvarez at its head, waa generally credited The revo ntienteta were rapidly gaining strength an <. Ttbuantepec had declared against Santa Aina There were rumors of battles between tbe bellige rer.t for es, in eome of which the revolutionists were ?aid to have been victoriom, while in others tne go vernment troops bad met with racceaa. FUea from He yti , dated to tbe 16th o ' Janua-y. state that th* fifty second anniversary of tbe lade, pendence of the country was oelebrated with great pemp on the let and 2d of that month. S me it terestlng facta relative to the receipts and credits of the national treasury are given. Our correspondent at Belize, Honduras,) in a lated on the 4th instant, announces that the -n Guatemala and Honduras waa about to ?* the former State, General Carrera notified tte authorities that the ' Tiuxiilo were in a state of raid eoon march an army oogbt, owing to their de fenceless oorditicn, that he would easily take them if he penwvered. We have also imne carious facte relative to the suspension of the extensive mi ho gamy cutting establishments at Limas, whiih, with those of Pa took, were worked under a grant from the Mosquito King ; acd it was presumed that they wou'.d be reopened under permission of the government of Gostemaia, in order to str<>nif ".aen feer influence with Great Britiin. The Eagiah government w?i establishing itself by a mote im partial rule in Briti-h Honduras. A revle t of tne I events of the past year k'oown that the inhabitants < of Honduras were visited with cholera, fire, floods, fever and drought during the twelve m>nths; auJ tbet-e ca'omities, combined with a dull trade | and high rates of provisions, had reduced fteir | resources v?ry inucto. Mahogany wood, sarsapa ; rilia and tortoise shell ruled low, but indigo and cochineal were in demv.d at fakr prices. Pr >vi mods oontLaued scarce and dear. There were plenty of flth in the ba^ s, livers and harbors, bat the people neglected the trade. 'ibe principal leatui e in the proceedings of the Board of Aldermen last evening was a commcnic* thn from the Mayor, containing an ordinance to provide for the prevention of accidents on the city Tbilroad cars ai>d sleighs. The VCajor suggests that a light gate of iron wire shou)d be placed on the drivers sfcnd, to prevent persons jumping on that pair, of the cars, and that the conductors be c impell ed to stop while each passenger gets on and off the car. The ordinanca also provides for similar wire fenders being placed on the sides of sleighs, t > pre vent pai ties standing thereon. The committee on police repotted in favor of increasing the number of police meu in several wards, which, af'.er acme did ctmsicn, was post ooced for four weeks. In the Board of Councilman last evening, a refla tion offered by Councilman Mather was adopted, stigmatizing the recent memorial to the Legislature " of the Common Council, praying for an amended charter for the city of New York," as an indignity to the Board, a false pretence, and entitled to no weight. The business transacted presented no fea ture of any special importance. The Board of tin per visors met jesterday, bat the proceedings are devoid of interest. Judge McCarthy, of the Marine Court, has issued on order that D. R. Lee appear before tie Court to day, and show cauce wby he should not be punished for contempt for a certain article recently pnolishei in the Daily Tim**. The cotton market was again active jesterday, and closed at about one-eighth of a cent advance on fair middling grades, while higher qualities were unchanged. The sales included about 3,500 bales, a portion of which waB in transitu. Flour was steady, with fair silee, including about 3,000 bar. rtls for ?hi, ment to the eastward. A sale of prime white Geneice wheat, almost the only lot appearing, was made at $2 65, tor oity milling. Corn was more plenty, and closed at about one or two c?n'.s per bushel lower. Pork was rather firmer. Inere wmi more produce offering for shipment to Liverpool, and rates were firmer. The chief engagements con sisted of cotton, own and provisions. We pn His led a telegraphic despatch 3 eoterday, which, from tie character of the following, handed to us by a mem ber of a hense in this citj, who vouches for lis car* redness, must have Leen inoorrect:? Nkw Oot.Kaxs, Feb 15, 1855. Rio Coffee? Poles for tbo week 17.000 bags, at for prime ? ark fog 10c. .Stock. 43,000 bags. Gen. Ssm Houston delivered an address list even ing at Miblo's cn the peculiarities of the Indians. A t-ketch of bu remarks is given in another comma. Gecrge W. Green, the wealthy Chicago banker, who was recently convicted of the nnrde- of his wife, committed suicide in his cell yes '.er day by banging. Vhe Know Nothing Revolution? Rapid Pro Into tiood Mhupe and Con ?littnrjr. Tlie reports which we published yesterday of the New Yoik, Vermont und Connecticut State Councils of the Know Nothings, are exceed ingly interesting and important, showing as they do, the rapid multiplication of the; active force of the new American party. From these returns it is manifest that, with the exercise of the saving qualities oi skill and discretion, this new party, from this time to the close of the {.Teat campaign of 1H56 ? at least in the Northern and Eastern States ? may sweep the Held. The Virginia State election of May next will determine their strength in the Sjuth. Should they carry Virginia, as they expect to do l?y a handsome majority, we m?y set down a great salutary national political refor mation as a foregone conclusion. The progress of the Know Nothings in thii State, notwithstanding the drawbacks of Sew aidism and his spurious affiliations wi'h this new party, is most ex'raordinary and remarka ble. In October last the total number of en rolled members in good standing was sixty six thousacd. In, with the aid of the democratic hard shells, they polled for Ull inan for Governor, one hundred aid twenty tive thousand votes. Now, aocordiug to our returns from the Syracuse State Council, the "tested" members of the nine hundred and ten couucils represented, amount to one hundred and !or*y-two thousand! At anything like this ratio of increase they will be able to command in this State, by November next, an orerwhelm ' ing majority over all the outside parties and factions, whig and democratic, free soil and | agrarian, combined. i It also appears that the proceedings of this I Syracuse Council were hurmonious and a unit, 1 even in the recommendation to the obnoxious Mr. Kames to take the first train back to Al bany. Hating the demonstrations against him of personal violence, his expulsion was well ! deserved, and proves most decisively that neither Seward nor his anti-slavery programme i nor his supporters, meet with the slightest , sympathy or recognition from the regularly organized Know Nothing pwty of New York. We are informed, too, that it is th>> fixed pnr 1 pose of this party to maintain their stand upon lhe broad conservative compromise * of the cun 1 stitution. in active opposition to all sectional disunion agitators, or organization 4, North or South. This is the ri^ht platform. It is found ed upon a rock, stronger, under the protecthu of the American people, than the defences of Sebastopol or the rock of Gibraltar it?elf. The work of purging this new party of the least and last remains of Sewardism. is a good wotk, indispensable to the unity aud ccnsistency of the order. It may now bociu sidered as substantially completed. Treichery has done its worst, the faithless hare been dis carded; and the New York Know Nothings, therefore, purified of all their late troublesome Seward disorganizations, may hold up thuir hands to the South, and challenge their cordial co-opetation in the important business of cleans ing the Augean stables at Washington, from ?Um to stern. The field or reform is inviting and attractive. The great body of the American people are for a thorongh-going revolution in the organiza tion and contiolling agencies of our political parties, and in the foreign ami domestic policy of the government. The wretched imbecility exhibited by this unfortunate Pierce ad minis tration in the management of our foreign affairs suggest* the work demanded in this depart ment; and the overshadowing corruptions which have crept into the public la ingtoo imperiously call for Nothing is more argently - than a simple, cenrtstent tration of the putriU lai' port can be expectcd log rolling spoils poli parties remain in ' judicious modilicat strengthening of i corrupt ere ia the t lawn, the the recon ^ress ninis of the .ng and n ife struction of the t improvements," old party foy I of Congress incompetent But the tar only the r popular imbued sive ideas of the age. itrstand, will be among n party, thoroughly king machinery of a to which the ?ve bureaus aud jmselves utterly jew or prajtical. the navy re juire the modern These thing. the practical meas. i of the Know Nothing platform for 1856. They will, also, adhere to their policy of hostility to ''Popery," as they call it, not as a religious, but as a political ele ment in our elections. The Know Nothiogs propose to stand by the constitution upon the question of religious liberty, as upon other things ; but they will aim, at the same time, to destroy all schemes for the monopoly of any church property in the hands of the hierarchy, to the prejudice of the sovereign authority of the congregations. In this ounnection, also, the Know Nothings have taken the field against all such Church and State affiliations as those between Archbishop Hughes and W. H. Sew ard's party instruments at Carroll Ball. The Know Nothings, in a word, declare that Catho lics, as such, shall cease to be used by artful de magogues as abalanceof power in our political elections, and that the movements of the Papal ecclesiastics for the monopoly ot the property ot their churches, shall be arrested ? that no such dangerous power shall be secured to the Pope through his bishops here, over the Catho lic laity ascitizcns of the United States. We eee nothing very dreadful in all this. On the contrary, the late proceedings of the Catho lic laity at Hartford and Buffalo, against the assumptions of their bishops, prove that the body ofourCatfcolic citizens are opposed to such assumptions, and are as tenacious of their rights under our government as of their religion it self. So with regard to the naturalization laws. The*Know Nothings contemplate their modifi cation; but in no way calculated to prejudice the existing rights of our adopted citizens, nor the claims and aspirations of good and substan tial emigrants to a timely citizenship. But in this relation, it is a part of this new Americaa movement, as we comprehend it, that all milita ry and political combinations of citizens in their old cast off nationalities, as Irishmen and Ger mans, for example, shall be done away with; and that all naturalized foreigners in a'l public organizations and demonstrations, shall blend themselves with the masses of the American people. In becoming Americans, they must cense to be Irish or Germans? that's all. This will explain what otherwise appears as a singleness of hostility against the Catho lics and the Irish. It is simply because the Irish are Catholics, and have, to some extent, allowed themselves to be managed as such by reckless demagogues, as a balance of political power, distinct from the homogeneous mvss of the American people, that they feel most heavily the pressure of this Kuow Nothing re action. It is bzcanse this balance of pow-r baa fallen too much under the control of the whis key and rowdy influences of our old corrupt political parties, tbat the Know Nothings have riven to abolish the evil, and the rum and ruffianism of the whigs and the democrats in the same blow. Having thus defined tbe policy and princi ples of this great Know Nothing movement, and presuming them to rest upon the solid basis of the constitution and the Union, we think there is little evil to fe*r, but much good to be anticipated from their success henceforward to and through November, 1856. It is evident tbat the sj mpathics of tbe Ameri can masses are with this new party; and its overwhelming popularity can only be attributed to tbe groat principles ot a wholesome and c< mprehensive political reformation. With proper ek'll and discretion this movement, then, cannot come to its culmination shjrt of the Presidential campaign of '5G. Senator Fish and thk Merchants. ? A tre merdous uproar has been created by the meet ing which was hold at the Exchange on Satur day, to consider the bill proposed by Mr. Sena tor Fish to regulate the carriage of pa-sengers in steamships and other vessels. The two Sew ard organs arc frantic with rage at the pUin language used on that occasion by the mer chants, and, if tbey were believed, Messrs. Moses II. Grinnell, Mortimer Livingston and others of the same standing seek to make money at the risk of emigrants' lives, aud resist obsti nately any attempt to protoct the latter. Now, this is all stuff and nonsense. The facts ot the case are very plain. The New York merchants have a bill before Congress to ameliorate tbe law concerning the carriage of passengers in ships. This bill they have examined through the proper bodieB, approved it, and prajed Congress to pass it. Until quite recently, there was no opposition to its pissage; but when it was reported to the Senate Committee, greatly to the astonlfhment of every one. Senator Ben jamin rose and opposed it on behalf of Senator Fish, who was absent. It then appeared that Senator Fish had a bill of his own, wbich he had kept quiet till the last moment, and which he desired to substitute for the other one. Whcv. this bill of bis came to be examined, it was found to bo so absurd and impracticable that no lawyer could understand its provisions, and Ihe only effect of its passage would have been to harass the ship and steamship owners. This was the great secret. Senator Fish, who is a very respectable man indeed, but generally fifts Senator Seward to do his thinking for him< and receives his orders every iiorning, bad b?en directed to worry tho New Yirk merchants whose opposition to Seward's fcbemes of disunion have long been a source of uneasiness to the Senator from New York. This passenger bill, so much needed by the ship owners. ufforded the desired opportunity, and poor Mr. Fuh did as he was bid. Of course Mr. Sewnrd had no idea that anything of the kind was intended; but he will? now thit Sena tor Fish is absent ? give his bill his support, and the merchaLts as much trouble as he can. There can be no union, no harmony between political agitators like Seward and the great conrfrvative interests of the country. Tbey are the antipodes of each other. If Seward carries out hia schenaa. the merchants of this country moat be injured; tad tbe sooner tbey recognise him as their enemy the better. As to Senator Ptflh'a passenger btll, thore are surely men in the Senate who have the real interest of the country sufficiently at heart to defeat this vindictive attempt of a single man to work a serious iDjury tj a must imp >rUut branch of trade. The State of Mulfo. In Mexico, it seems, things are coming to a crisis. Santa Anna has spent t>>e whole of uis seven millions, which nad been seriously re duced before he got them, by the shaves of bankers and speculators; and is obliged to dis miss a considerable portion of his boily guard, officers of State, &c. Of course as a necesswy coc sequence, Alvarez's prospects are looking up. More villages and places in the West have declared for him; be is said to be master of the whole Pacific coast. That, his party even in tne heart of toe Dictator's dominions and the city of Mexico is sure to be swelled by the decline in ihe President's cash, no oue who knows any thing of Mexican affairs can d^ubt for an m staut. The Mexicans are always ready to join any iefcurgent unless the government can pay fhem for remaining quiet. Santa Auna, who knows his countrymen better than any man living, is preparing to mee1; the emergency in the only way in which it can be met. He wants more money; and is ready to sell to General Gadsden ano her slice of Mexico, to be cut where the General likes, for a suitable number of millions. If Gadsden pressed him nard, he would probably sell the city of Mexico, and throw a few of the people into the bargain. But all these intrigues and despai ? 4 pi )ts aie mere moonshine. The United States have got one slice of Mexico front Santa Anna, and that will satisfy them for the present. General Gadsden and Santa Anna may amuse their leisure hours by haggling aoout this or that territory which the one wants to buy and the other t,o sell; but they may both lay the unction to their souis that this country will ratify no bargains they may make. We have given Santa Anna seven millions, and will let him have three more when the boundary is run; which is doing pretty well considering that it is money given by a republic to consolidate the throne of a despot, and considering that the land we have bought at so smart a price would not furnish suste nance for a stout dog. So far as Santa Auna is concerned, however, we will let bygones be bygones; but we are in no hurry to repeat the operation. Gen. Gadsden must get glory, and Santa Anna money, if they want them, from some other source. As to the future of Mexico, no man knovs anything, save only that for many many years to come, trouble and wars, commotion and in security for life and property are sure to be the lot of the Mexican people. We caa see a few steps in advance in the political drama. If by seme corrupt scheme or tyrannical device Santa Anna cannot procure money to upheld h'8 tot tering empire, he iB lost, probably exiled as he was before. Then will come, possibly, the reign of Don Juan Alvarez, wh > will held otfl :e until the plunder he makes in the conquest of the capital is exhausted. Then somn other ariry officer will rise up, and create a rebellion 1 against him among the ever willing Mexican I people; and Alvarez will be in the same poai | tion as Santa Anna is now, without the vigor ' and intellect of that chieftain. Of course he will fall in the end, and the name of his succes ror 110 one can tell. Any one who can com mand a few hundred thousand dollars at one of these crises may become dictator. , money, the most talented man mu-t give way. This is indeed a pitiable picture; more ; pitiable when the intelligence, and sprightli- | niss and many virtues of the Mexican* are re- > membered. But the closer the difficulty is examined, the plainer it appears that the fault is in the people themsslvep, in the race. Bred for centuries under the crushiug despotism of J a tyrannical crown and a still moro tyrannical church, they have not yet enjoyed liberty long enough to make a good use of it. Taught obe dience by force for so long, they have no no tion of seft restraint; and the consequence is that revolution has become a chronic disorder, and that each brief interval ol peace is followed by alonn period of strife, confusion, and blood shed. The same evil has never been felt here, because from the very d?y the first colonial government was established within the United States, a large me.isore of liberty was enjoyed by the pei pie, who had therefore an opportu nity of acquiring habits of self restraint. Hence the difference between the two confederacies. ' As to a remedy, there is but one possible, | atd that Is time. When the Mexicans shall have gone through a regular course of turbulent revclutions, they will learn the value of peace and quietness and will cease to rise in arms at the call of every ambitious or discontented soldier. Then national prosperity will com mence. We can take no part in the cure of our neighbor. If indeed ihe United States laws allowed us to annex Mexico, and convert it not into several States, but into a colonial depen dency, to be kcjtt in subjection by an American nrmy, and ruled by an American general. > peace would be certain, and political education 1 might follow. But it is needless to add that for such a project the first requisite ? the power to undertake it on our part ? is wholly wanting. Mexico must work out her own salvation. She n.ust be rent by discord, and harraased by a tuccesHon of feuds between petty chiefs, until her people at large acquire sense enough to govern themselves. Intkrxstiko fuom Ciiia. ? Matters in the "evt r faithful island" appear to be in a bail I state. According to the accouata brought by the Black Wariior at New Orleans, the most ; vigorous preparations have been made by I Captain General Concha to resist invasion. The potto hare been blockaded ? all able bodied I citizen* are ordered to come forward for enroll ment in the militia ? more troop* have been ' sent for? British men-of-war are assisting the < Captain General in his efforts to preserve order, and there 1b a terrible excitement all around. This intelligence indicate* one of three things cither that something important ia about to 1 transpire in Cuba, or t^at the filibusters at j Nt-w Orleans. Key West and along shore are about to make a descent on the island, or that ! Concha has been terribly hoaxed. The next ' arrival from Havana may bring us tome still more astonishing Intelligence. In this connection we anticipate a highly in teresting speech from General Cass to-day, j on the remarks of Lord Clarendon touching the balance of power in this Western he misphere, delivered in Parliament soma months ago. Th# co-operation of the British Heet at Havana with the movements of General Ccnaha. afford, we think, a practical interpret*- i tk?n of Lprd Clarendon'# declaration. , Gen. Green vbbhtjb Gbn. Sam Houston. ? We have received the following note from Gen. Thomas J. Green, late of Texas : ? Brown's Hotel, Wahhisoto.i City, Feb 15, 1855. Jjk-UfS GORDON tta.NKTT, Esq ? i Sir ? I send jou to day my replv to the ctdumni I otid and vlu'licti'w speech made by Gen. 8a'n Houston against myself, in the Volttd State* Senate, at the close of me last session of Congrefs, and whilst 1 was In , Texas. Tti<<re '?annot be but m# opinion, and that it, that my vindication is triumphantly conclusive. Aa yet I it in in pamphlet form, and therefore cannot reach the million-, of my routoti>men to whom the printing and I franking privilege of the ~enate distributed the Senator's i vindictive lalseliOO'ls, nud 1 moat respectfully submit io : you, a* an impartial journalist, whether you ought to 1 gi*e my d*ience such a place in your widely circulated paper ax to counteract a notice of said speeoii published | therein derogatory of myself. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, THOS. J. GREEN. We have also received a copy of General Green's pamphlet; bat there its aa objection which is fatal to its publication in our columns i It charges upon General Houston a catalogue of crimes and offences sufficient to cover the longcbt term of any criminal court in the Unit ed States, to the exclusion of all other business* These specification* might involve us in libel suits for tifteen or twenty years to come; and considering the protracted Fry case, we have no inclination just now to cat out sucb a mass of work for oar enterprising lawyers. Furthermore, this violent personal quarrel between Gen. Green and Gen. Houston is no affair of ours. As the friend of both parties, we have not the least disposition to touch it. Gen. Green we have always esteemed as aa honorable and worthy man, and Gen. Houston we have alwaj s consider* d as one of the most extraordinary of all the heroes of modera times. Twenty-five years ago? we think it was in 1830 ? he called upon us in this city, and offered to make us State printer if we would go down and help him in the liberation of "Ta-has" (Texas) from the yoke or Mex ico. We declined? for we knew nothing about " Ta-has" at that day; we thought the scheme a wild-goose-chase, or a sort of Kinney expedi tion. But what have been the results ? The greatest in modern history. Gen. Houston se I cured a loan from the Custom House? went ' down to Texas, struck up a revolutioa, and with such colaborers as Gen. Husk, Gen. Green. Commodore Moore, and a host of others, se cured the independence of that country. An nexation followed next, and next oar war with Mexico, and successively the peace, the acqui sition of California, the discovery of the gold mines, and the mightiest impulse to emigration and commerce in all the history of the world t-ince the departure of the Israelites from Egypt. We can, therefore, have nothing to do with this personal quarrel between Gen. Green and Gen. Houston, except as a peace maker. The pamphlet of Gen. Green may suit the toma hawk and scalping knife system of border war fare, where lawyers and libel suits are un known; but It is not adapted to the climate of New York. We recommend to both parties the se tlement of their dispute through the me dium of some intelligent Cherokee, as arbitra tor. over an oyster supper for three. That is . our ultimatum. THE LATEST NEWS. BY MAGNETIC AND PRINTING TELEGRAPHS. HIGHLY IMPORTANT FROM CUBA. | THREE DAYS LATER FROM HAVANA. : THE WHOLE ISLAND IN A STATE OF SIEGE. THE CUBAN FOHTS BLOCKADED, Ac., Ac., Ac. New Orleans, Feb. 19, 1855. The steamship B'ftck Warrior has arrived at this port with Havana dates to the 15th instant. Great excitement still prevailed, and new militia com' panies were being foimed. The whole inland has been declared in a state of siege, and all the ports in a state of b<ookade. A proclamation had been Issued ordering the enlist mint of all volunteers between the ages of eighteen and fifty, who were capable of beating arms. A military commission had been created for the east em part of the Uland. It was reported that <!en. Concha had sent to 1'orto Rico for more troops. Tho British ship of the line Boscawen bad left Hava na, sod the war steamer Medea was engaged in convey ing trcops The Bri ish Rear Ai'tniral reviewed the troops wlJU General Concha on the l'.'th ini-t. A decree wat b>'ing inforced prohibiting the sale of tire arms and ammunition. From Washington. rFKPABAT IONR POK TUK KANE SEARCHING EXPKDl TION -FFNATOR WILSON ?NI> Til* KNOW NOTIIISS VIAW OP TUB SLA VARY (JUKf>Tf?N. Washington, Feb. 19, 1855. Tbe Secretary of the N'arv hu appointed Commander* Knglc and (iardlrcr to sclaet propeller* to be sent on the expedition in search of Dr. Kane. The Amniean ( trpan this afternoon publishes a letter from Senator Wilson in an*w?r to questions propounded by tbe editor of that paper. He ("Ay* that he fully re cognises tbe doctrine of State r.gnta in its application to slavery? that he does not entertain the opinion that Congress lias any power to interfere with slavery as it exist* under State laws ? and that the American organi zation ia Ma*sachnsetta, does not embrace the subject of slavery among tlioce for the regulation of which it was formed. UN I run STATES M'PRFMK corur. WAsnt.vcTOX. Keb. 19, 1S55. No. 52. James Stevens va. Hoy al Gladding et al. Ap peal fr< m tbe United State* Circuit Court, Rhode Mand. Justice Cwrt * delivered the opinion reversing the decree of the Circuit Court with costs, reminding tbe cau?e. with directions to award a perpetual injunc tion, as | rayed for, und lor further proceeding*, in con foimity to the opinion of this Court No. 73 Stephen.! Lewit's admiui .tratrlx sppelUnt, vs. Kduard K. Ball. assignee ?f J. 11*11. Jan. Argument concluded by Mr. I.awrrnco for the apfiellant. No. 2*. Henry R W Hill et al . appellants, vs. Jos. W?ek*'a administrator, etal This caute was submittal to the Court on the printed argument, by Mr. ilenjtiuin for tbe appellants, and by Mr. Harris for the appel lee*. No 41. Je?fe B. Thomas's admr. appellant, vs. The Missouri Iron Corop?ny et al. ? Thii cause was sub mitted to tbe cooaidrratlrn of the Court ua the recorJ, aod printed argument, by Mr. Dill for the appellees. No. 72. John Charles 1 remont. appellant, v*. the Vnited States. Argument was comtnen sd by W. Carey .lures for tbe appellant. John E. Ward, K?q., of (ieorgia, and Thornton K. l athrop. of liassai-huwtt*, were admitted as attorney* and rounsellor* of the Court Adjourned till to-morrow at 11 o'clock. From St. I<oula. NATIOATION OF THE MISSOI'RI K1YKR ? SM ALI. POX AT NEWPORT HaRHACKH. 9t. I -oris, Fab. 19, 1MV Tlie Missouri river 1* open for steamboat navigation from this city to Kansas. It I* stated that smallpox ha* made it* appearance among tbe trcopa in Newport Barracks, four of them hsving been attacked with the disease. From Boat on. riMANnmn or military companies in mahha enrSMTS? LACNCBINO OP THE PRISaTE SARTRE. BoWi*, Feb. 19, 1865. Adjutant General Stone sai arrested in SVoroestsr oa Saturday afternoon for treepaaa in breaking open th# armory of tbe J act sen finard, one of tha disbanded com pantea. who refused to surrender their arm* aa4 equip ments to tt* SWt*. He wa* allowed I > return v* Boston without ball In order to consult the Com?ian<l?r-\n Chief. Tie United States frigate 8utn wia launched at the 1'orUir.oiith Nary Yard, on Hatu n! ay afternoon. Her iimtmutt will constat of titty-eight guns, including two sixty-four poundeis. Trlnl of an Alleged Mni ?l? r? r. Syracibk, Feb. 19, 1856. The trial of Alfred Tyler, for the murder of bin w.fe, about one year ago, which has teen postponed three times already, came up again this afternoon, but up to the adjournment of tbe Court, no jury had been em pa soiled. SnUldta Yesterday. SUIOIDfc OF A kUKUKKEK, SV HANGING. Chicago, Feb. l'J, 1955. George W. Green, tte banker, who was convicted some time since lor the murder of bis wife, bung him self in hit cell yestcrOuy morning. SUICIDE OF A PK1NTKK, BY POISON. Km III A, Feb. 10, 1855. A young man, named P. H. Williams, aged about 22 years, employed as a pressman in tbe Daily Krpublican office here, committed suicide last night by taking mor. phine. Cause unknown. Eartliqnaan In Mnlne. 8IIOCK OF AN KAHTI1QITAKE AT WATERV1 l.LE. Watkrvillk, Feb. 19, 1855. A severe sbock of an earthquake was felt here thU morning between ttie hours of Ave and six o'clock. 8BOQ? OP AN EARTHQUAKE AT BX.NGOR. Banoor. Feb. 19, 1855, 1 The shock of an earthquake was- felt here at half- past I five o'clock this morning. In several parts of the city 1 buMdlngs were shaken violently. Arrival of I lie NaihvUle at Cliarles ton. , Cuarmmton, Feb. 18, 1856. < Tbe steamship Nashville, Capt. M. Berry, arrived here J from New York, at 7 o'clock this (Sunday) morning. | Markets. PHILADELPHIA KTOCK BOARD. Ptlll.APKLPHIA. Feb. 1!>, 1855. I Tlie money market is very easy to-day, and stocks have improved. We quote Reading at Moiria ' Csnal at l&K, I.oog Island Railroad at 17*-J, Pennsylva nia Railroad at nnsylvama ? fives at 87. < 1 urge tales were made of city sixes at 931,,'. A ITalra In Cnba. [From tbe Savannah Georgian, Feb. 14 ] 1 Tbe intelligence wbich we publish to-day ii calculated I to turn the mind towards our neighbor, the Queen of the Antilles. How much trutb there is in the exciting story o' the invasion we csnnot say. It is more than probable > that tbe Islanders are unreasonably alarmed. So far M- I Kavarnab la concerned, we think we can 'assure them t that they are safe tor a while jet. Th? Pampero, too, - we learn is still plying bet ?een Pensacola and New Or leans. The Massachusetts has been unfortunate at New I York, and Colonel Kinney lingers ingloriously about Washington. Generals Quitman and Hender?on aloae ? temain to be accounted for. It muit have been their lorces, if any, which tbe British frigates spied off the < coast of Cubs. I It is however, the internal affairs of the Island that i most command our attention. Plots, conspiracies, and1 I. proclamations are the order of the day. Men-of-war I concentrate in tbe harbors, or cruiso, in squadron*, ? about the Iabtnd; troopa move rapidly hither and thl- ? tber; suspected persons are commanded to depart ; the- ? Captain General's linch pin is, all at oac, suddenly miss log; a wide spread expectation of some approaching | great event prevails. To judge from the general alarm.' tbe day of Cuba has crn-e at last. It ia probable that all those stories, however, are vary ( much magnified. They go to make up the news budget of the day, but ws doubt if our readers will attach great importance to them. We have been aicustomed too long to tbeir periodical repetition. They will doubtlesg J die away intLeir own gi.od time, as something else ex- . citing occurs Filibustering intelligence has become one j of tbe characteristics ol the day and must have its run, however much it be regretted as tending to prejudice tbe honorable acquisition cf tbe Island, and tj disturb j the business and quiet cf tbe Southern States. , A Spanish Cruihkr is Disarms. ? The purser of the j steamship Prometheus arrived at New Orleans fiom San Juan, r? porta that on her outward passage, on the 1st ? inst., Cape Saa Antonio N. W.( distant fifteen miles, i, passed close to a Spanish brg of war, disguised as a- 1 merchant vessel. She was painted black, with a plain > white streak, her sails much patched and carelessly set, | and showed no colors. 1 1 Christian Home for Female Servant*.? At ' { ' lie request of Mm. Ltnlord, the undersigned have ex- 1 arwined the books and a?count* kept by her at the Home, 1 and find there was received from various benevolent ' i individuals.' from the 1st of April, 1864, lo lat Febru- ' ary, 1866, the sum of SI f>f 8 SO, and from various per- ' sons visiting the institution, ??'i05 ? making in all $2.02.1 60; the whole of which appear-* to have been judiciously expended for th* benefit of the institution. ! i GFO. W. BKTTS, r4 wv.t Eighteenth st. ' F M. BROWN, P West Twenty dr*t st. JOHN II LYKLL, :t6 West Twenty -first st New York, February 17, 1*66. Cknmu Hour tor Fkmalk Skrvaxi*.? We, the un dersigned, residing in <ie vicinity of this institution, have visited it frequently and feel compelled, from a iwnse of duty ard justice to Mrs. Linford ? its founder ? to say to the public at large that th? object, working* , and management of the Chiistan Home have our entira confidence. She i< alwajs to be found prosecuting the arduous labors of this missionary enterprise, and we j deeply -egret that so good a cause, and such self-sacri fice as she daily manifest* should meet with persecution in aChrlstisn land. ' JOflll'A M BEACH. 117 West Thirty sixth at. REV. E. FAY, f.60 Sixth avenue. GEO. H. TAYLOR. M. D. White's Spring Style of Ilatn la now ready? they are the most uniqi.e hats that has ever been intro* duced in tbis city. Bolt hats and cans of every descrip tion tie there. Will l"K. Hatter, 212 Broadway, corner Ful'.on street. Anion'saDa||uerreot) |i(i? Large,9lzc for Fifty cents, colored and in a nice case, lined with velvet and preserver, twice the sire others make for 60 cents, and equal In quality and site to tlioae made else vhere for 92. ANSON'S, 080 Broadway, opposite Metropolitan Hotel. Portraits for an rent* Illustrate the Pro" grtsaof invention, system and economy in tbe art, for the public good. See' the m at the depot of Holmes' Pa tent Double Cameras, No. -89 Broadway. Spring Is coming, the sunbeams are getting comfortably warm, nnd tbe birds will soon be here ? birds ss beautiful as those exquisite photographs and other pictures madeonlv at ROOT'S (Jreat World's Fair Premium (Jallt-ry, MS Broadway. Call and see them? first floor, up stairs. Mfe size photographs, on canvass, superior to the most excellent painting aver made. Pianos.- Prices Lower than can be had else where. ? The lsrgest assortment to be found in the United States, comprising pianos from ten different manufac tories, among them tbe most celebrated makers In the world. T. Gilbert A Co. 'a first premium pianos, with or without the (eolean attachment, and tbe modern im proved Horaee Waters p.anos. Beautiful second hand rolean pianos for sale st great bargains; do., without tbe swleon. Melodeons of every style, from fivs differ ent manufactories, at price* which defy competition. Pianos to rent. HORACE WATERS, 33J Broadway. Broken llan be ? Present Value.? Eighth | avenue, taken at par (Jovcmment Stock, 60 cents; Lridgeton !>0; Wheat (irowera',96; Erie and Kalamatoo. 40 ; Waahtenaw. 40 ; lewis County, 26 : at EVANS* clothing warehouse. 66 and 68 Fulton street. Silks at r?0 Cents per Yard.? We will ofTer this morning, 10,0t;0 yards of striped silkaat ths very j low price of 4*. per vsrd; 1,000 lacs veil*, from 4s. to. . 96 each ; 100 doren Alexandre's sils gloves st 3s. per pair; 1100 printed cashmere sbswls at *2; also, a large stock of ribbon* and bareges, equally cheap. E. H. I.kAMiEAfhR, 1147 Broadway, corner of Leonard street, linens' Linens' ? We have now In store our full". ? ?took of Fenton'* celet rated shirting linens, the best goods ever imported; also, table cloths, dama>k?, sheet ings. nspkins, tosels, Ac., all of which will be sold at very great bargains. E. H. LEADBEaTER, 347 Broadway, corner ol Leonard street. Carpeta from Anrtlon, at a wonderful re* ductia-n in prices, at liiKAM ANDERSON'^, No. 00 Hoaery N B. ? 100,000 yarda velvet tapestry carpets, at 8* , !?*,, 10s. 60, WO yard* beautiful three-ply and in grain carpets, st .'is., 4s.. 6* , 6s. 7s. per yard. Henry ll.beeds. Auctioneer? The sale for the chi'li e ot seats for Oriei A. Mario'* laat appearance will be made by u* Uia da?, Ist.ruarv 90th, st the Metropoli tan Theatre, st ? o'clock, A. M. HENRY H. I.EEDi k Co, auctioneers. ^ Itoothby, opposite tbe llrosuiway Theatre, j. msket sfurts of arti.tlc finish, perfect fit, snd of f, tbe Dnest msUiisl. (ientlemea's furnish ng gools oo M hand in choice variety. CrsvsU and Jolnvtile Ties. .1 sst-st Frensh ?tyles, just received and for sale, wholesale sad retail, by C. B. BATCH k CO., 09 Chamber* street, northeast corner of Church. Kews Agents. ? Abbe ft Yates, Packers and forwsrdet* ol the daily and wsekly Nsw toss Hsbslp, ? ad all other dailies punUsbed in the city, aad all weekly paper* published in the I nion, together with asagatinss, standard work*, and cheap publicatioas. If you desire punctuality aad dei patch, km your ordsrs to ABBE k YATES, 11 Reek mis street. 44 A Cork Fight In Havana," la sgnstdsry, in tbe Jaauary number of ths Knickerbocker M> gestae, subscription* (?*) incle ..?r a chaace far Pavers' wreok 'lavs, worth 46,000, or s valualds palstlag, usslesd a lew dsys longer, at the office, Ml Broadway, ap stairs. Wedding Cards.. A n assorUa*at*f * verdaifa elegantly engraved wedding cards, envelopes, ke., c?n be had oa application, sr seat by pnat to say part of ths country. IstahMabsdJn |M?. JaIH EVKkOWJ, SM biosdway, corner of Paaae street.

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