Newspaper of The New York Herald, March 16, 1855, Page 4

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated March 16, 1855 Page 4
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NEW YORK HERALD. JAMES U OH DOS BKNNKTT, rROPRuaroR and kditoii. ?rrici N. w. tOlvNER OF NASSAU AMD JTLTON BT9. TERMS. rath <? advance. rUE VAIL V HER ALU, 2 ctnti ptr capy?tl per .winum. THE H EEKL If HERALD evtry Saturday at O'ictiUt ptr ttou, or $3 ptr annum; the European Edition $4 ptr annum ui'mny port of Great Britain, <tnd *5 to an y part oft At Con tinent, both to in- lode pottage. VOLUNTARY COkRElil'OSDENCR, containing itnpor tmnt nrvi, tolicited from any quarter nfiAe world? {/ uted will It liberally paul for. Our Cuu?.iu? Cdrhkhpoy ? BANTU ARB PARTICULARLY RKIUKIITAD TO ?KAL ALL tut ako Packa?i:? sknt vii. ALL LETTERS by Mail for Huhjcriptinnt or M-ith Alvtr ? themtnU to be poit paid , or the pottage will bt dtdMtd from Uu money remitted. NO hi) TICK taken of anonymout communicaHtm. We do not return thote rejected. JOH PR1XTMU executed ttitk uc itne ??, cheapmeu, and *rs> VER TI8EMES TS reneut-l every Jay. Vdnmr XX AMUSEMENTS THIS EVENING. ACADEMY OF MUSIC, Fcurteentb rtroot? ijutViziA buRt.lA _____ ?ROADWAY THEATRE, Bruadnny-? Lova: ? ftrsRiriCK ?A CaDV A.*C tilf TLf HAN, HOW KH V THEATRE, Bowery? Ovhbllo?Tkb Wuct ? Aviiobk? Vovlt Lum't is Danukb. Bl'UTON'S TIIKATRE, CiniBhii Itrcet? Tub SrRJOi s Famjav? Twic 1ooul:?. WALLACE'S THEATRE, Breidway? Tub School TO*. Sca?ial-H? Sibtab Kate. AMF.KM'AN MUSEUM? Aft*rnoon? Thk Weathercock --Hula in rut H all. Kvtuiun? Obphab'i Drbam. WOOD S MINSTRELS, Mechanics' Hall? 472 Broadway. BITKT EY'S OPERA noUSE, m Broadway ? Bi'CB m i Ethiopian Opara Troupe. PKR1IAM S BURLESQUE OPERA I10USE. 683 Bro?d ? ay? ETHIOPIAN l'EHIORUANOLI. EMPIRE 11ALL, 5% Broadway? Panob ama or Kiibopb. No r* lew VorlA, Friday, March 10, 18D3. Tl?e New*. By the arrival of the Africa at Halifax wo hava ?etived fcnr days later intelligence from Europe. The news which she briBg* is of a'l absorbing in teicat. The announcement of the sudden death of the Emperor ol liussia, made by the English minis Uy in both houses of Parliament on the very day of its occurence, had fallen like an electric son ok on tbe public mind, and has scarcely produced less excitement here. Tnis unexpected event is likely U alter the whole aspect of political affairs in Eu rope, and confident hopes are entertained t bat H will lead to the immediate conclusicn of po .to. V.y speculations to which it gives rise will to lausd ?ally developed in our editorial columns. Lord John ltussell had arrived at Bbrlia cn Ua way to Vienna. All the other m-mbera of tb? enn lewnce were already attsemb'ed in the latter c.-y Russia is said to be now desirous of coiuityj to an ?net retarding with the Allies. Id Great Britain, public feeling with regard to the mauagemeit of tbe war by the lit 9 MUii-Ws wm flndicg expression throughout cvury 4 art of tbe kingdom. Mr. Koebuok's committee was pnjoecd. tag actively in its in^uiri^i. The Dake of New ?astletad been summoned as a wi'uetw before tbo committee There is no further cjufirmatiou of the report of the French Emperor's intention to vistt the Grim -a. At the la*?t accounts ne was a*, the i aaip of eit. ?mer- It was reported that a polhicai coaepi aoy had been discovered ng?int;t lua persou, 1 a wlii zh Bime high peieonages were involved. From the Crimea we haw farther details of the battle at Eupatoria on tbe 17th of February. The Ru-sian force under Gaueral Osten Sa>k3u amounted to 25 ;0C0 men, and the conflict lasted *om a ijuarter past live until ten P. tf. The litis man casualtitu were r,00 killed aud wounded. Ta? French only los: in men. Since iJiis affiir ni fur tbtr movement had tiken plac-s oa eitier aid.-. We publish elsewhere an interesting biographic a' notice of the late Emperor of Ru-aia, compiled from different sources, am presenting an impartial esti ?ate ot bis character and personal qualities. Tne Exipercr was entering on his 59ti year at the date of bis deatb. The news from China by this arrival is alsj im pcrtant. The insurgents and the iaiperial forces had bad several severe engagements ou the Canton liver, and the forugn shipping has sutTorcd some slight damage. Tee foreign ru-ninteru hid taken every precaution to protect the property of their countrymen. (Wing to a d fllculty beive n the French and the 'authorities of Shangbae, the Ad miral of the French fleet bombarded the towi and it was supposed tbat he eventually tie moiuhed it. Tbe ct-mmer.ial intelligence is not decidedly ui. fc?vo able. M ney was easier, and American secu rities continued tirrn. Cotton, b ?a Jet.ifft aid pro visions were onll, but prices remained wttiiou: m i! terial alteration. The news by tbe >f<ioa yesterday, anuonoc'nr; tbe death of the Cxa~, took bmive-vi tD;ri hy sir prise. Tbe report was sudJeD and unlookjd f,r, and failed to gtiin gettrai <:rci1en?c. So^ne siid tbat it was probably another "Tartar s ory." Othfrs eupg^tted that it ^as the Empress, wj i'^ Uea'b had been telegraphed by mistake for that of the Emperor's; wcilo, on the itber hand, ?t was ?aid tbat there we:e telegraph lints connecting St. Petersburg with the other capitals of Kuropo, and tbat there had been amp e time to have bad tbe tews either confirmed or contradicted; and, as the tvent bad b?en anuounced in both Houses of Parlia mtht, the belief preponderated in favor of its truth Yet its effects upon the maraets, if any were to result from tbe increased hopei of poa^e, it woi'.d, it true, inspire, were not fu'ly developed; as ao:ne operators preferred to await the receipt of the p.i vale letters doe by tbe Africa. Cotton was influeoj! eo by it to some extent, the sales embraced about 4,000 baits, from 2,000 to 3,000 of which'were sold after tbe news, at an advance. The ma-kot however, cloeed In an unsettled state. Ordiniry and common brands of flour were dull aud etaier, while choice and extras were in light snpply and un changed. India corn wai scarce, and jolrf fo: 95j. fcr mixed, and 98c. for Ne? Jarsey yellow. Oij Mees pork was eaiier, and closed at tu 25; while j new was $10 12 a $16. Southern wnite wheat sold ! at $2 37 a 12 40. Our laUst private advices from Nf w Granada in form us of various fasti which may pro?e inte-est *>g Vo our readers. President Obando had bejn ??prison* d in the Military College, at B >gota; the Supreme Court wa< passing judgro-nt upon h'm for "'?8ed crimes committed hy him during she ?evolution, and 'he Senate was ready for the trial of his political , (fences. ,t appears, from d?-l *ra wb0 wereonserri,, when the revolution of M^o was being effeated tbat the President was in conti,*^ wt,0 the r^' chief for causing It. Manuel M. MaUactao ha- b? eto.ted Viee President of the republic hy * ?f more than 20,000 voter. This gentleman it a ?os t able jurist, and belongs to the r?rlj of t)l< Order. He was Secretary of State during General Mo?>(|uera's admltintration, and formerly Minister ! Plenipotentiary to Eoutdor. This elec jon is <? ! svdered very important, as he will take ciiar-je of ' the executive power for the npaiys of tiro years, I "w account of tne President's impeaohoent. Otrnral Mof((neri is among the candidates J for the Dt st Presidency, and it it said that doubt- I ie?a he will be chostn, not only from the glory ac tjuirrd by him during his last campaign, bm aUo ' .fro* tbe prooh given by h<m of bis ablJty for tbu I high efflce durief his former administration. Ongress met .on the 1st of February. Generel to*. qnn* wa.? chosen speaker of ?n* Howe, which h i 1 already began to occupy itaclf wftb the reform ?f rnm rational revenue, a i Ms? the organlau'ion of wbe provineiaJ rr, li ia, in order to carry out tie iaitor the fdea of totaliy ?nppres?ing the perrcaiient arty All kbc newa lately re te.vd irduoes ns to believe Ub>0 H9UOD of 8tV??> Ameri.a *,il etjoy ?iecg , aid prosperous pcace, and that a new era of mate rial progress and true civilization has commei>Jtd in that country. A full report of yesterday's amusement A and tea tivitiea, visitatorial, intellectual, gastronomic and bibfXiciiB, of the memberB of thu Le-^^^ture, the Ten Governcrs and their invited gu' at a, i a given in today's paper, the most im o?tant feature of which, peibtps, is the aptech v f Mr. Gsorge Law, the "live oak" K. N. Presides ;ial aspirant. With the barqoet a*, the Astor Bra te last eveniog ended 1 tLe btason's tun and frolic ?*. these functionaries. The Bjard of Aldermen I'mt evening appointed a committee ascertain ?.f the Chief of Police why he ban not responded to the call for intormitioa re lative to the nationality of the members of the police faroe, &c. AWerman Briggs, iu a preamble to the resolution directing the appointme nt of the cmirtttce, aneertecl that this city is chiefly govern ed by diferepuiab'e foreigners, but t.he Board re late*. to endorse the sentiment by a vote of fl'teen to ttiiee. **Our report of tb? debate ia crowded out. Coroner Bilten continued to investigate the cir ecmstarces connected with the l'oo.e tr?ge>ly from ?<.n hour."?eaterday morning uutil after seven o'clock in the evening. Mirk Maguire was ex amined, aiK" a number of other witnesses. Capt. Tumbull, e! the Eighth wa:d police, swore that he Lad no <h ebt but Baker would Lave bsen arrested before thio time but for the aid ha received from members xad tx- members of our police department. No clue has yet been obtained or tbe whereabouts of Lcuia Biker, the murderer. The etory of his lurking in the neighboihood of Amboy is explained. A pe? demented schoolmaster, who bears some re semblnnce to Baker, and who wanders from place to place in the vicinity of Amboy, was mistaken for tbe fugitive. The Board of Aldermen last nirht non coicorred with the Conncilmen in authorizing a reward of five th oosand dollars for the arrest of Bake r. Gov. Clark has published a letter reaffirming his previously expressed opinions favorable to the en actment of a coercive liquor lsw, containing the search, seizure and destructive clauses. A numerously attended meeting of booksellers find publishers was held yesterday afternoon, for the expression of sympathy with the f amily and bu siness partners of the late Mr. James Brown, of the eminent house of Brown, Little & Co., of Boston. Appropriate recolutiona of condolenoe were adopted, aid a eulogistic opeech was delivered by Mr. J. T. Fields. Mr. J sun ? Harper presided at the meeting. The stean shift Canada Will leave Boston for Liv erpool at nine o'clock to morrow morning. The Board of Managers of the American Bvotist Un on resumed ita sittings yesterday. A long and exciting discussion took place in refeienca to the missionary enterprizo Ls Buruiab, daring which Fome curious disclosures were made in relation to the characters of certain well known miasloniries TLe utmost excitement prevails atu mg v ?e Biptnt denomination as to tbe probate acti? a of the Boird, and ftars are entertained that the c ruse of foreign iticHiona will be apt to suffer, whatever iheir coarse may b?. The questions in disoute were finally re' In red to a committee of nine, *o report at the an riiiul meeting of tbe Union to be li-.Id in U icago ui May next. Drnth of the Cxar. Nicholas is dead. Iu aa hour, in a minnte, the hand of Doath has changed the face of Euro pean politics. Since we yesterday analysed the news by the Pacific, everj thing is altered. IJ unity one of the speculations or the surmises whi' h were plausible and reasonable at this li'.ur jesterday holds good at th:> present time. Memory at once PuggenM that the report by the Africa may be a repetition of the Tartar In ax. Oo that oocasVon, the government as w* 11 as the people of England were deceived. Still, tuti u?Uue aijd number ot the accounts re ceived at London and Paris hardly leave room lor tuch a possibility. We be-1'eve that the Czar js dead. Dead, perhaps from apoplexy, possibly by poison. He was ill, It seems; so ill as to give an 5 in i?nt??H to the lhfcish funds. And may hBV" d!' d iu the oourso ?f uature, being a man ot a lull und plethoric baV>it. withal, much wea ried u?d harassed by reoeat events. On the other band, murder runp iu the family. Hi* father wan ir.urdeted p<km> after he was born, oin 1 1 bib brothers helping to strike rbe old man <iowu. llis grandfather barbarously 'mrilue.d by the orders of his wife the Empress Catherine, her lover Orl, If strangling bim. The da) Nicholas came to the throne, his own life rau no .?rnivll rirk. Hiul the s been led by u man of nerve it would have gone hard with I him; us it was, it needed all 'he presence of ' micri of hi ? friends to save Uuu, and drive Ry ] Jeief to ib? gcaffold. The Polish aud military j < om-piracy has never been rjuencht'd. Smo thued for a tine in Poland, Uoddeudowuiiithe n< >r'.h< ri provinces apd kept under by force of aniik and constant ? \ecutious, it has smoulder ed in wknefc. but the spaik his never gone out. Wh. r war was declared by the Western I'owere, it was understood among a few that the con spirators- most of w hom were officers of the army ? had come to a secret understanding with the old German party at St. Petersburg, in op position to the Muscovite party at whose head stood the Czar. Besides the Count Nesselrode. who was notoriously identitiud with tha German party , others of more energy of character ? ; among whom Prince Menscliikoff has been men ! tioned- have been commonly suspectcJ, at the Western courts, of being engaged in some plot or other. It iB hardly probable that the world will ever know the tiuth of the matter: in Russia such tilings are sccrets, and curiosity is fatal; j but it was a maxim of Rylelof's that a revolu tion in Russia, to be worth anything must cost the Czar his life. But whether he died by the hand of man or the hand of God, it matters little. Ho is dead, and according to Russian precedent, his plans nr.d his policy have died with Lim. llis son. the Cesarovitclf Alexander, is known to be a peace mHn, and tho head of the German party. It would be exactly in accordance with former practice for Alexander to inaugurate hU roign by reversing his lather's policy. Indeed the only thing which seems clear in the whole affair is that, for the present, pence it ust result ftr.m this unforeseen accident. If Alexcnder sucocedn his fnther without rebellion be will, as a matter of course, conclude a peace on the best b ims he can. If he did not. he would give the lie to all his past professions and acts. If. on the contrary, an iusurrection follows, and either the constitutional monarchy men in the army or the old Muscovites disturb the aco.js "io:. of Alexander, the necesnity fyr peace will le still more Imminent. Deppotlc monarchies ate unlike all other governments. Each do* I pot ih a whole in himself, has a policy of his own. which he spends his life m carrying out, and does not 'xj?ect to be<i icath to his ?ucces sor Hence it is that hough national aims in demotic co intiies may be perpetuated from generation to generation, the m'ansused for their attainm- nt * re w ne^ally different under each -overefgn, and each chang- of d?spot in volves a temporary .*nspe?i>!' p. 0f worfc Russia has striven to rega n t\ , unt'nop'.e Act ?irce the time of Cathi ir,, th? ( - at i'jJ l?.T plana were uvud</.ti ty i j j; wider rejected Paul's; Nicholas would have no thing to do with Alexander's; and it is not like ly, in the ordinary comae of things, that Alex andtr Nicolavich will pursue those of Nicho las. For England the death of Nicholas is a most fortunate event. It seeniB Indeed quite provi dential for the British empire. On whatever terms the peace be concluded ? whether Sevas topol is dismantled or retained, whether the G reek subjects of the Sultan become subjects of the Czar or not? it is quite clear that Eng land is saved from a peril which to say the least of it, was very formidable. Not so much rn account of the men whhm she was losing in the Crimea? the could afford to lose two or three such armies without ruin; but from the loss of prestige which defeat would have involved. It was fast becoming common to Bay that the power and might of England had patsed away, that she had ceased to be a first rate Power. Aud however injurious these assertions may have been in reality, it cannot be denied that events were affording an ample justification of them. Will peace help the Western governments? We think not. It may free them from the dangers of foreign war, but it will'not settle their domestic troubles. On the contrary, the cessation of the war will give the people Of England more time and leisure to inquire into the faults of their own system of government. It will sileticc that large party which argued 1 that whatever faults existed, it were better to endure them in Bilence than by divisions aid the common foe. The past twelve months have taught France and England two important lessons. France has learnt that her Emperor, however wise and judicious, is deficient in ad ministrative talent, and that in case the war breaks out afresh, he will need either more in dustry in bis own person or more assistance from others to enable him to turn the strength of France to profitable account. England has learnt that her aristocratic government is only capable of managing the House of Commons, and that when it comes to the serious business of directing a war, it is helpless. Depending solely for its existence on the supposed intel lectual superiority of its members, it cannot withstand a crusade based on the notorious proofs of its actual inferiority to the men of the people. England has likewise learnt that her army in which she took such pride and which looked so well at reviews was absolutely worthless for practical purposes. That the men were brave, and in most respects good soldh rs: but that the officers were with out a single quality except bravery. That they had no sympathy for their men, did not kaow bow to take care of them, let them die by the scores of cold and hunger, while they them selves were warm, comfortable and well fed. Thef=e lessons will not be forgotten in either country. Iu France it is a question of force. Na poleon falls or stands according to the number of bayonets he ha; to defend him. In England, it is different. If the aristocracy are sensible, nnd yield to the popular torrent, allow the army to be reformed, and repeal the primogeni ture law, they may make goud terms for them selves: if not, the revolution mu4 come. Not improbub.y while the contest is lasting, the successor of Nicholas miy proceed with the work of ^ulijuguting Turkey at his ease. TnK Nkw IIampsbibs Election ? This Moral of it.?- W e observe t,hat wmo of our Seward and anti-slavery cotemporarics are charging the late overwhelming overthrow of the ad ministration in New Hampshire to the free Boilers, and the anti- slavery and anti Nebraska reaction in that State. That, the Nebraska bill lias resulted in a tcr iHile reaction throughout the North is very evident ; that it l.aa given a new impulse to the anti-slavery sentiment cannot be ques tioned. But what arc the tacts of the late Northern elections? It is a fact that \V. 11. , Sew aid and tome of the leading men of tie Van Buren democracy, and other choice spirits, started, at Saratoga, the programme of a new Northern coalition anti slavery party ; it is a I'u .t that they attempted to carry out this plan at Auburn and Sj racuce, in thin State, last tall, aDd at various other places, in other States, about the same time ; and it is a nota ble fact that all these experiments have tailed. Seward has Dot yet consummated his object, nor is there any likelihood that he will for some years to come. On the contrary, although the new American party, called the Know Nothings, united with wbigs and free soilers in the Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois and Iowa elections, they still maintained their distinct individual ity. and in our New York elections proved that they were us hostile to Sewardism an to the administration itself. In fao', having demo lished the administration elsewhere, the Know Nothings ra?de it their first duty in New York to demolish Seward and his mongrel allies. They have failed; but they will moke clean work of him next November. In Massachusetts, I the new party taking the field upon its own account, swept it from end to end, leiving scarcely a vestige of any of the old parties ' standing, nothing but a stump here and there , marking the progress ol the tire. So in New llampehire, the new American party upon its conservative constitutional platform, very quick ly gathered such strength as to absoib all the ' other elements of opposition to the adminis tration. It was the superior strength of the Know Nothing platform in New Hampshire that commanded the support of whig* and free toilers against Mr. Pierce and his spoils demo- 1 crocy. And thus the work will go on. Henceforth the new American party will proceed State by State, to work for itself, and its own tickets; and if whigs and democrats, national men, free ?oilers or secessionists choose to join their ranks, tb^ must abide by tfceir national Union con?ervat%e principles Or, if wbigs and demo, era tic free t oilers and other faction* choose to join in a coalition against the Know Nothing*, they must count upon certain defeat; for this New llampehire election will give such a mo miniuni to this new American movement that nothing can resist it. The last remaining plank of the administra tion spcil.-mcn is Old Virginia, and their last hope is Henry A. Wise. We are easy concern ing ttic result. It will be the New Hampshire election over again? a ladieal and wholesome revolution. ? Oirratic. ? We publish, this morning a let ter from Mr. Ole Bull, late Director of the Acad?roy of Music. This communication eetnjs to >? a plain, straightforward s'ate- . of facts, and as such we recommend it to the close attention of all our readers who ?re 1 inttrtfted jo thf i?*:ur The Recent Traoidt. ? The country papers in every direction are fitted with the particulars of the rec'Jat tragedy at Stanwix Hall. Almost ever; 'journal that we have Been published out of y.ew York, exprestes the deepest indignation at the affray, and the most frightful forebodings for the future, from the excited state of public lceling in the metropolis. It is a singular instance of the inconsistency of these journal that they denounce the New Yoik press for publishing the accounts of this afTair ? the graphic accounts of the scenes which trantpirtJ ? the descriptions of the actors in the terrible tragedy? while they themselves give long accounts, day after day, of the same scenes, the same details, the same characters and the same incidents. They charge that the New York press, by reporting daily the social and political crime oi the city, give rise ta such tragedies as that which recently took place at Stanwix llall. Such statements are the moat absurd stuff. B ut for the New York press, and the constant vigilance of its collaborators, who keep a strict watch over every de partment of the government, we should have no government, either criminal or civil, in this great metropolis. We have a corporation, a Mayor, (and a very efficient one,) and a num ber of other officers, more or less qualitied for the posts which they occupy ; but, were it not for the never-tiring and never-ceasing vigi lance of the New York press, we should I* without any government, unless a military despotism was established. The evils of our social system? and they are great? have been created by the corrupt manoeuvres of political managers of all parties ; and, had it not been for the independence, the enterprise, the ener gy, the purity, the activity, and the high tone of the New York press, the effects of these evils would have caused our streets to be over flowed with blood, and our city to be filled with the blaze of conflagrations. The recent tragedy is the natural result of the corruptions which have been practised in city politics, and which have become so wide spread as to threaten the lasting debasement of the republic. The display attendant upon the recent obsequies, which has juBtly excited so much indignation throughout the country, is part and parcel of the results of the sane sys tem of corruption, and of the iulfilment of the same destiny. The New York press is the only conservator of the public morals, and it is at this moment engaged in a great political, social and moral revolution. The press has commenced this re volution; it will be pushed on to the entire change of all the present system of politics, and its results will be found most beneficial to the city and the country. THE LATEST NEWS. BY MAGNETIC AND PRINTING TELEGRAPHS, The Treaty with the CMppcwM. Waphi?oto?, March 15, 18B6. Tbe lands conveyed by the Chippewas, by the treaty jui,t concluded, as delineated on tbe map in the office of the Commi-aaioner of Indian Affairs, are bounded by a line beginning at a point at the bend of Vermillion river, situate about 40 deg. lOmin. north latitude, 92 deg. 441 min. ireat longitude; thence running southerly to 46 deg. 18 min. north latitude; thence running westerly in nearly a straight line to 96 deg. 30 min. ; thence north westerly to where Buffalo river intersects lUd river, at tbe north, thence cown lied river to the mouth or Wild Rice rirer; thence in a northeasterly direction to the north end of Otter Tail lake; thence due north to tbe ?ource of Black river, thence down aaid liver to Rainy river, thence down Rainy river to the mouth o.' Big Fork river; thence up Big Fork river to the mouth of the second principal branch of said Big Fork river, I entering from the east tide; tbenee in a straight line noBtheaftterly to the point of beginning, laid tract con taining 12,000,000 acres, more or k-ss. This Una i* in addition to *ev? n or eight millions of acres conveyed to the I'nited States last September The Winuebagos have a'ao conveyed to the United States nearly nine hundred thousand acres of land at Lotg I'rairie, on the Mississippi river, in Minnesota Ter ritory, in exchange for money, and about two hundred and Ih.rt) thousand acres on Blue Earth river, in the same Territory . New Jersey Legislature. HKI'OKT ON TUB BIUBKHY CASK, ETC* Thknton, March 14, 1853. 'lhe Senate Bribery Committee, 1o whom was referred oertaio charges based upon alleged attempts to control the vole* of Senator*, reported this morning the eri deuce adduced before tliem. It appears therefrom that ofltis were made to the Senator from Middlesex, of cuius of various amounts to induce him to vote against the Newark Plank lioad Bridge bill; that he resented the | uTei?, but at times treated them lightly. The names of the parties proffering money are gi??a. 1 They are pioipioent an! respectable men. and there are those who doubt if tliey really attempted to purchne ! the fcvereigrity of the Senate. It la sai'l that other d;s | closures still mere palpablo have been mtde since the report of the committee. The committee *m eon | tioued. The bank men have hut a meeting to day, and agreed to ttke the stockholder liability amendments offered in ' the House, finding tbe b II could not pais without It. All the special bank bills have been r1 ' >m uii t te<i for the purpose of engrafting the amendments. lhe South Jersey Central Air IJne bill pissed the bouse to day, by a vote cf 31 to 21. Nov Hampshire Election. Concord, March 15, 1855. Two hundred and Ave towns foot up, for Metcalf, 31,735; Baker, 25,184; Bell, 3,20#; Fowler, 1,1*4. The twenty towns and voting placet to be heard from will probably reduce Metcalf'* majority to about 1,500. From Baltimore. 1HI 1 IKK 1M Til* W00D8? KAKTHQIAIK, irC. Bai.tmork, March 15, 1816. Tbe fires in the woods of fieorgis and North anl South Carolina seem to be subsiding, though the details of the > ravages are still glTen by the paper*. ^ An earthquake was felt as Tampa, Fla., on the 27th. 1 The houres were shook with much violence. Heavy thunder storm Uert this murniug lb* rain fell ^ in great quantity. Descent I'pon a Gambling Den. Piiiladkm-hia, March 15, 1855. Hie pein e made a descent upon a gambling hous* on Chestnut etreet, belcw Tenth, last night. They found the f amblers in full operation, and captured about twen ty seven of them, together with the bank and apparatus. The partus arrested ere mostly Southern and Western merchant*. Copious rain thi* morning, with thunder and light ning _ _ Klre In Providence. PROWDUCB, liarch 15, 1855. The lumber yard of 8. A N. P. Burrows, on Cranston *tnet, w*s damaged by fire laet night to the amount of 110, ICO. Marine Disasters. Ba.vdv IIook. March 15, 1855. Tbe bug Commerce, loaded with iron, and owned l y Vann.el Welman. of Providence, is ashore at this poic.', about two hundred yari*s south of the schooner W P. Will smr She is *ell up, and is expected to be a total loss. Pur norm, March 14, 1815 Tie sea i? making a complete breach over the bark California The chance of laving the cargo of sugar la rmall. The sea is so heavy at ftcitoate that it i* imoor sible to do anything to the ibip Won. A. Cooper, ashore We bav* heard of no other disasters. Travel In Mexico. Wahhiwoto*, Mar h 15. 185i Tt? travelling from Vera Crua t? Mexico Is now -afe. Tit !ut las been vtitf* from thirty te fif tj do)i* ? Mall for the Canada. ? Bo iron, March 16, 1866. A supplementary mill will be made up for the Canada, doing at eight o'clock on Saturday morning. She will Wave her dock an hour later. lUrketii f 11 I A htock market. . ^"^fKLTiBA, March 16, 1865. the money market ii easy. Htock. are .lull. Heading, 41 ; Morns Unal. 14 J? ; Long Inland Kailroad, 16, Si ; Penn sylvania Railroad, 45^; Pennsylvania State 5's, 90. CATTLK MARKET. ^ B^ltimobii, March 15, 1855. Seven hucdred and fifty head of beer cattle offered, two hundred and forty-eight taken, two hundred and forty Ore driven eaatwar.i; three hundred and thirty Bold at prices rarging from $4 to ti> 76. The nurket la heavy with a downward tendency. Hog* dull and prices kave declined; sales $6 50 a $7 per hundred weight. The Operatic IVai- Ole Bull's Statement. TO THE PUBLIC. Having been so repeatedly called upon by the public journals to reply to the extravagant attack made upop me by certain persons assem bled at the call of Max Ma retzsk in the bar room of the Aca'lemy af Music, on the 6th of March instant, I feel it incumbent upon me brief ly to disclose certain facta of my coanection with the Academy, which may throw tome light upon the seem ing "mysteries;" and also that the public may knew some of the many weighty reasons which made it ne oessary for me to close the Academy. 1 have waited very patiently to get my papers, accounts and vouch ers from the Academy before making any statements to the public; but up to this moment they are not forth coming. My first acquaintance with Strakosch commenced with his application to me for assistance in 1852, at which time lie represented his pecuniary affairs to be in a most "tnbarrssslng condition. I listened to his sugges tions, and afterwards I admitted him as a partner in my concerts, from which he realized, as it now appears, a handsome fortune. At last he applied to have bis cousin, Max Maretzek, whom he represented to be in a destitute condition also, admitted, and. Mr. Maretzek afterwards applied and stat ed be only wished enough for a mere living. I gave him freely more than he asked. He and his wife accompanied us in our concerts, and although there was no addition caused thereby to the former receipts, I gave him and his wife one third, and Strakosch and wife one third, reserving only a third for myseir. Strakosch had the control of the financial affairs of those concerts, and Maretzek accompanied his wife and Mrs Strakosch on the piano. In the month of December last it was proposed by Maretzek and StrakoBch that we should take a lease of the Academy of Music, and conduct the opera there, upon the same footing as we had done in the concerts. It was stated by them, as an inducement for me to em bark in it, that they could engage artiats and other em ployes at the Academy for about one half the sum which had been usually paid, and thereby lessen the ex penditures, an 1 insure success. How far their subse quent acts in this particular conformed to their words, the list of salaries below will answer. The whole mat' ter was taken in hand by Maretzek, as to engaging per sons, and the general preparation for commencing the opera. He entered into contracts, signing himself "Mux Maretzek, for Ole Bull & Co.," without consulting me; and up to this moment I have information of only a portion of his proceedings. That the great msjority or the persons he engagsd were of bis own immediate family and relations, I believe the public are already aware. Here, perhaps, may be found the clue to some of the troubles around which has been thrown so much mys tery. lhat family had formed an alliance and combina tion againtt me so strong that they were the real man agtrs, except when money was required; and although I never called for or received one doUar of the receipts of the performances until after five operas had beea per formed, when, in order to pay some artists who bad ao plied at my residmce for money, I did send Mr. Solito my sgeut, to the treasurer (also an emoloye o / Maretzek) with an order. He refused t-> give him the money until my counsel had been called m by yodto and the? 1 only received $368, and the balance ($10.1) was. as the treasurer report d afterwards, paid to Mr. " balen. It seemed to Maretzek and his party a sacrilege for me even to handle the receipts of the house, and equally sacriligious it when they made a demand on me for money frtm my private puise, I dared to inquire what it was for. To such an extent was the opposition to me carried on by Marttzek that when a prlmi donna other than his wile appeared upon the stuge, it was re bi ,r,*njf l""on? tho audience that he tried all that be dared to do to break her down tn the performance of her part, is 1 was unable to lie present at the opera, I did not see t!:is myself, but it was so generally seen, and talked i.boiit, by the mo.t reepecta ple people and complained ol by the lady herself; that 1 presume Maratiek will not attempt to deny it. 'ibe first disturbance commenced on Saturday even ing previous to the opening of the opera. When Mrs Maretzek and Mrs. fctrakosch, whom up to this time I un derstood were to contribute their fervices the smie as y h?d formerly dore in my concerts, demanded of me engager ts in writing? one demanding a salary at the iVwn Mnd th# otU,"r the rate of ?4,M,0, and refusing to perform on the following Monday 'unless I acceded to their terms. Next, on the mb, the, day of the opening of the opera, Mr. I'ha len called on me for $600, the weekly rent of the balld ing, upon which I nsktd Maretsek (who had taken I'hmt'n ' /?iT5d M U m'Kht 1>8 necessary about the opera) if he had $500 or the amount left. At I tb!f rt <1 "*st, simple and reasonable as It was, I was as ' in*.0/1* .?f. *'Pithet< and abuse, and from ! closing of the Academy he was ever j vigilant in throwing obstacles in the way of mv nroceed. | lug harmoniously lia at first demanded that he should have no connection with the house, and should receive $ <0 per month salary as musi.-al conductor. Two I cay? i after be ra sed his demand to $1,000 per month tli us making for the services of himself and wife at the rate of 111', 200 a year aiK*?L"k h,(! *1*0 en*?**d the following persons ? Albert Maretzek, atage manager, (per month) .. . $120 Halfael Maretzek, (to eoont the tickets 1 do ' 60 , 1 at ti, father in law of strakosch, .(superintendent of I ^ R W I Of" 1*. /eeeeeeeeeeeee 1 OA Mrs. Leader, wiie of the'b'a'rk't'e'pe'r'at't'he Aiiiirai! llr iisS 'L TB'1,?^lb,'rt Miuetzok, (a, dance?) 150 Mr. Windt, to pi* j the trumpet an4 njtify orchestra. 100 Mrs. Avogauio, (Max Maretzek's houaek?eier.) 110 Taylor, treasuier ?/???? Tcrriani, chorun master. ... of, BaiUi, (brotherofMrs.atrakosch)'!'."'!".' 60O j --besides nume:ous other retainers, messengers and I hanrers on, at equally enurmons salaries ' -ii ..1 ti" r"n' besi. es the above trim ; all the b ghtr artiats' saL?riea. together with orchestra cborn., Ac., tad to be paid, tfie public can judge wh^t j po?ition my drar frimdt, Maretzek an<l Strako'th had placed me in at the Acswleuy. .* pan had h**" .concocted between these two ^worthies, previous to the latter railing lor Europe, there Pl,rL |U| l ?" ,M"etzek declared, in presence of Mr. , Fhalen that he Leld a posrer of attorney from strakosch 1 to protect his interests, assigning that as a reason for not allowing me to have the contracts or letters which Rtrakctch bad 1 ent from Kurone to him ttF? bruary, the day sft-r the opera com ' ""tt with a severe accident while walking in . T*" inconsequence confined to my be I, A?th/J -i?e*r. ?! apl'yician, until the 1st of March! Although prohibited by h,m to leave my room, I weut up Ls^?^ ?.a Jb,V",y 1 w" ahulland insulted by Maretzek, v ho then ("emanded $200 more for it was paid, lhts sum was not due him, nor was anv pSd"thit ?uon?r m he fT*Uad thst ,here ??'! yet^ After all there things had come to my knowledge and 3 tr 'S" ' W(lU DOt re !/- 7 m.J ,y t0 cl0B? tlie ruinous and un Duppy connection at once. Notice was given to the employes that they would be I J i *.!, "" 'V* ccul i be adjusted 1 ll*,ler rl?^" of them, I am happy to be able to ff'j, *il? '*'l?'?ct. ry, and that they took no part in the riiaprscefulmolutfona dr??n up by Max Maretjek hJd tits r0f1 ' b" f*,n"y 4ud lj ?1?m he' not his o?ji. p'omising salaries out of money It is prrpir here to state tnat the seer.'Urv trea surer, and, in fact, every one connected with tn'e Aca MaT.Vw0 T ,P".?.'n Ullt m' *tinK. "era ewplu/0J by Maiettek. Tailor, the t.easurer, who wa. one of the le? Il'irfhTf 1 n"r,!D'' ?'?ted there thit he had not teen paid Lis salary, when he had taken It out of the ' treasury betoie it >vas due, as his receipt which I hot 1 km aS tatls to tie effe'f fh't ' >l Mil which ?Ur.n[ ,tV,1 he 'Ut" " P?'d- for " sundry ex w, S68 2.1 Ties psid j 24 Msllng in (trad of "n?bcdy pail." the nam or$J,764 l~0 ?s^|S.d mt to employes, Ac. Thus eoda "whereas" NumV'jr four nsdi: "Whereas Ole Hull or his at Utthty, has taken the recipts or all tte performances," I bold in my hand a certificate from Taylor, in which he stati s tbat the only amount received by a< or my at torney wa. $1 169; and another papsr, in wh.< h he states that out of the receipts Mr. Phalen baU received *l,78,t And these are the only secounts I have ever received ftom the treasurer, although I have repeatedly lent for tbem; I have bo voncLeta for the $2,764 50 before men tie ned, n( r for the $2,460 taken by Maretzek, and presume I aLall not be permitted to gaia any knowledge of the af fairs, nr.til legal means are taken to effect it. The m? tire wMch Induces tbla concealment from me I will not Stlempt fo dir ne. As to the $1,169 which was received by Mr. BuUaler for me, I will state, that almost on the instant of its bein/ r?ceiv?d, it was paid out to the employes and artists a? the Academy, and I hold receipts therefor, which f^ct was tno.n io Marstaek and Taylor when tbey pass*d the above resolution. Tb# next pmnbl* which I deem it aeceseary t? awer is, "WhMMi, then existed, and itill exists, tbS greatest hsnnnny among the troupe, Ac . without on# single exception." II this i( not sufficiently answered by what I have al- > read; slated, I will merely give verbatim the opening paragraph of a letter addressed to ma by H. C. Watson, the Secretary of the Academy, and aTso one of the se cretariea of that meeting whence originated thin supreme* ly ridiculous preamble. The paragraph ia aa follows:-. Or net: ov Academy ok llimc. t March 3? hall past 2 1'. M. t Olk Bcu,Ii4.:- * My Dear Sir:? I think it my duty to inform you of the state of tbinKH at the Academy of Muiio. It is impossible to convey to you an idea of the anarchy and confusion which rcignt here flrom morning until evening. * ? ? ? (Signed.) H. C. WATSON Ihe reeolutions which followed these preambles, arA Srobably not more bitter and inflammatory than might ave been expected from those friends of Maretzek, who paw in the announcement of the closing of the Aoada my a bombshell that scattered to the winda their prince* ly salaries. The resolution of Maietrek, at that celebrated bar room conclave, acquitting himself from all blame, and appioving of bin own conduct at the Academy, complete ly thrown into the shade the act of a legislator '-voting himself a farm." I would simply Inquire if any of the numerous sutlers? by Maretzek 's former adventures joined in the sbout " Vita Marelzek':" Thus the public will perceive that for only two weeks continuance of the opera, instead of pocketing the re ceipts and paying nobody, 1 stand thus: ? Advance to Strakosch. (4,000 00 Advance to Maretzek 2,460 CO First week's rent of Academy 600 OO Another advanre to Strakosch by Mr. Fhalen, for which be looks to me 4, COO 00 Billet already presented to me'since the closing of the Academy 1,843 2& l'aid to employes and artiats, by me 1,169 0C _ $13,082 2fc By whole amount of moneys received by me from the seven performances 1,180 00 Making a Iocs of (12,813 25. 'What ano'her two weeks, under these circumstances, would have done, ran better be Imagined than deacribed. Without, for the present, further troubling the reader, I remain, very truly, yours, OLE BULL. Tub Opera To-night -.The new direction at the. Academy anncunce something really intereating for to night, when " Lucre tla Borgia" will be given, witb Signorina Steffanone aa Lucreiia, Signor BrignoH a* Gcnnaro, and M'lle Veatvali as Maffio OrsinL There should be a fall house for such attraction aa thia. Wallace's Thxatrs ? Mrs. Horr's ncotrrr. ? " The School for Roandal," with a strong cast, la up for to night, at Wallack'a. The Lady Teazle of the night is Mrs. Hoey, who has her annual bene&t. So popular aa artist should be well remembered on such an occasion. Cakuo of Powder Blown vv. ? We learn by letter that it was reported at Fort Butler, Fla., that the steamer for Tampa, loaded with powder, had blown up. A loud re port was heard at Tampa, on the 6th inst., and another steamer was immediately sent out to ascertain the cause. Police Intelligence. CHABUE OF KIDNAPPING. On Wednesdaj night Captain Dowling, of the Sixth ward police, arrested a man named Richard T. Richard son, who stands charged with having kidnapped a l.ttle child, son of his brother, John J. Richardson, of Rich* mond, Va. It appears from the facts eii sited, that Mr. Jobn J. Richardson some months ago lelt Springfield, Mass , for Richmond, Va., where he obtained a situation in the Exchange Hotel as pastry cook; that he left his wife and child behind him until he should be settled ; that a few days ago he wrote to bis wife at Springfield to come to Richmond and bring the child with her. Mrs. Ricbaidson, however, declined, from some private rea sons, to accede to the wishes of her lord, who waxed very wroth, and on receiving her answer immediately sent a telegraphic despatch to his brother, wbo also re sided in Springfield, to take the child away from ita mo ther and convey it to Richmond, where a fond parent would l>? auxiously awaiting its arrival. The brother, It is atleged, acted up to hia instructions, surrep titiously took tlie child away from its mother's heme and started olT on the New iiaven Railroad for New York. The mather, hearing of the con duct of ber brother in-law, went to the authorities in Springfield and informed them of the aflair. A telegraphic despatch was immediately sent on to the Chief of Police in this city, wbo detailed Capt. Howling for the purpose of arresting Richardson on his arrival in this city. Capt. 1). proceeded to the depot of the Ne w Haven lta'lroad, in Canal street, where be waited until tbe arrival of the train from Springfield. Ah soon as the csrs got in, Captain l'owling succeeded in effecting the arret t of the accused, who had the child along with him. The prisoner was conveyed to the Sixth ward sla'fon liouhc. whtie he waa locked up for the night. 'Ihe child is at present in the care of Captain Cowling, am* is now at his resilience. Word was sen. on t) the outlier, who is expected iu the city every moment, wbile on the other hand, the father has been tele graphed for, and is now on his way to thi? ?:ty to alalia possession of ttie tnrant. Thus the matter steads at present. DESCENT TPON A DANCE HOCSR. Justice Connolly, aMed by a squad of the Fourth ward police, made a tour through the various streets of this district, on Wednesday night, for the purpose of spotting < n.e of the cioit disorderly and Infamous dens that in fit the ward. But by some information re.iivcd of he Justi ;e's presence, the proprietors of these dance houses were on the lookout for his approach, ane as he passed each den of prostitution and vice th* place was si quiet as at nooclay. But at one pl*ce tha officers and Justice Connolly tall'd they were not dWippointed in their b<pes. Ihe house, or rather cellar. No 9T Clerry stree t was found to be quits alive with excite ment; the fiddle was playing st a painful rate, and the dancer wereeogaced up to theireyesin smusemsnt. The dei cent wax made.lltbe inmates were arrested, and the fun was spoiled, ihe greatest consternation prevailed sniocg the inmates of this house when the police made their unwelcome anpeatance, but the confusion wa? qi.ickly ailijed en the magistrate giving instructions to arie?t the p1 npi ietors of the house only. The partis* anested vero taken to the station house and locked up for examination. CHARGE Or (1KAND LARCENY. A negro named Charles Saunders, wax arrested or* Wednisdayby officer Henshall, of the E ghth ward po ire, charged with having stolen a number of watches, valued at $H6, the property of Alexander Levi. proprie tor of a pawn office, corner of Woostar and Grand atreetr, uncer the following crcumstaucej ? The com pLnnant states that the dark/ entered hie store *n a Hltniu.y m?umr, snd before he wan aware of hii pre sence, he hud nimblyjumped across the coanter, anatcbed np a care cf waUhe-t that lay on the shelf. and starting off with the tooty at a npld rite, wi- ouiiy prevented from a succeaslul haul by the opportune pre sence of a police ofliwr, who aeemg tlie negro trotting rather farter than he war wont to do auddenly brought him to a halt, and compelled him to take a walk to the station. The request, ail hough by no mean* iuvitinr, waa accepted by Oiarl?n. Justice, oefore whom, the accu??d wai brought, at the ?econ l Police Court, fully committed him for trial in defaultof bail. ALLEfUD CA*K OP PAL<K PRITENJE*. Yesterday Sergeant Mansfield, of the I ower Po'ico Court, arrested a man name! T. P Uaumin, who atand* charged with having obtained about $1?0 worth ot f;oods frcm Adolphus Iiannay, under fai?e and fru4n eut pr' tcncei. The accu?? 1 was brought bsfore Jaatic? Ilogart, who committed mm for ex*ininati->n. An al lege l accomplice in this ra?> waa discharged a few '.ays ago for vaut of aulUcicnt evidence. CHAK01D WITH HTEALINO A WATCH. A young man named *>Villiam Gouyater was brought before Justice I'earcy yerterday afternoon, charged on the complaint of Uencdict M?vaoj?d, of 171 Eleventh street, with having stolen a si'ver wat-h and gold chain attached, valued at $!>'. The compiainan'. state* th .t the accused came to his place of reiilenca an! applied for toard; that after he had been in the hou*e some time, he watched his opportunity and s ipptd into tho romplainnnt'a room and carried off the ??!")) and chain. On being taken before Juatic Pear.-y, he corn milted him for trial. Corone j'a ln<|i at. Unkwow* M TtROWMn ? Coroner O'Doaoell held an inquest yesterday, at tl.e Kirat ward station house. u)rn the body of an unknown man. who was found t rewned in the wat?r at the foot of Rector street The decea<ed *as about fort- veers of age, had tl.e ap pearance of having been in the water same time, as his bedy was much de-on pos d. No markr of vioienoe being found on the body, the jury rendered a verdict of 'found drowned." Personal lntt-IUgeiicr. ARRIVALS. At tfie Irving Uoose? t'apl <> II Taylor, I! 8 *raiy. Amos Walker, Tbf rut on. Maiar , Rev I. filter, Cleveland. Ohio Rev I. M-rtso Vincent, ,? 'i !/ fll,on*' N u T S,J t 'n; Cel r J I A Maason. n. ar. ' Imlnnatl. <)M 1 Hon M Sanford K -. -.t ?. r. rt-er, lla'tlmcre Mr Or en, St J. hoi, M 11; li \ llav.n. II n J R Man r?. nolo; (i II ,Smyt>,? do. A t ll.e Metropolian Hotel? Iloa John A < "ll rr llln* I,f mton fait W i r, I' 1 N'avy; A II u i, Mcm . J Rancher, o?; Cap* F Katie I ! Navy; B II Elliott, i'Iu ladelptila; J Melli n, 1} * Army; John nldfltld, Providence, .III lacker. Maryland; W Srsrmw Rott n At ti e I rescott Heme? II n It 1 1 i lliar J . Cleveland; I)r (. Il llv.nt New Vrrt: l.ewj* Dak. r. I'hiladelpMa; De Motived I.esl, Madeira. Ftrd ib W if i., do; J de Gror.t. NVv Yor'i Co', li H Hall ft ?ton. C?pt I' .VottiDfliam, lnj..?ri. i oh . F W Hak?r, Bostoa. Ilioolitjn t'I'y IntelllKeitcr. flWTimt r on Co-vvitTlo.v or R tp?. ? Yesterday Will in. M. Fsrrell, who was tried and convicted in the Court of Pessiona on Vsdoesday. upon an indictment for raoe, upc u the person of a little girl Baru?d 5Ury ' uiahstb Krlan, icrtenced t contlvement in the >:*te p-iaort for tie 1?tm of fifteen years. Mnilur AfTHlra. I.Afiini.? M?aars. Reeve k Hroth?ra, of Allowayatowa. New Jersey, launched, on '.he 24th Febr.iary u't , a Ooe suWt intial schooner, bnil1 of oak an I 3S0 ton-i b.irt'wn. She Is called the Hr-jthers, snd la own" 1 by Ite-ve to firothers, Chambers and Olhera. ^he a ie>nned fur genersl roasting business, aud ia to be com-ninilxt by one of her owners, Cap'. H.-ary F. Chambers, ef Ware town, N. J., late of clipper ae.hooter IJena'y. The Pennsylvania Canal Comiata<ion*ra htre given d' ree'irna to let in t^? water on the ratal l.oe vc lb? 1 J;li tMtaat. S] 1

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