Newspaper of The New York Herald, April 24, 1855, Page 4

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated April 24, 1855 Page 4
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NEW YORK HERALD. jaHBI OOKDOH BEIIHEf t, PBOPRIKTOR AMD til TOE. W(U( a. ?. OOBU Or HAB8AU A? m. TON IN Jfo. 113 "aBCBBJIBNTS THIS BTRNLNQ. jtOADWlT rHIAIKt, Broadway? COBIOLABVS town? TQXaTRB Bowerr? La To urn di Siai BArr4iLLB? Comidv or Exoti. #CRTON '8 THBATRK. Chamber! ?trM^-THB laaiovs fMUT-ffinsiiina Niiitiil-Uiui Tutor. If ALLaOK'B TIIKATRB. Broadway? Statx Pbissbxb ? Ih? Stoops to coi?m.'?n. ABRRICAN MC8ECK? ArtermeoB? Tkuth? To Out. tux Bb?so?. Ereiing? r hxhombwok - Laot or thb Lakb. WOOD'S MXSTBBLB? Beehaaies' Hell- 471 Bread way. ?CCKMT'S OPIRA HOC SB, US Broadway ? Bvm urt't Btbiopiab Oxbea Txotrex. IMPIU BALL. 606 Broadway? PABOBAMA Of Bcbo?b A WW AlBGk. or 8iba?to? i.k ??ROAN'S BCRt ESQPE OPRRA HOUSE, 863 Broad ? Imofiti Opbba Tbovfb. . Hew Twk, Tuesday, April ill, 1855. M?lh for Europe. IBS BBW TORR HBKALD ? EDITION FOR EUROPE. 1fc? Ganud mill ateamship America, Captain Lang, wlB leave Boston, at noon on Wednesday, for UrerpooL the European mails will close in tfala city at a quarter to two ?'?look, this afternoon En BxB-ald (printed in English aod French) will be frtMahti at ten o'clock in the morning. Single copies, IB wrappers, sixpence. ?nbscriptions and advertiseoienta for any edition of fo* New Yore Herald will be received at the following R la ess in Europe:? (*ra*rooL.. John Hunter, No 12 Fxah\n(rp street, East. bMTDON .... Psodford tc Co., No. 17 Corohill. ?? Wm ThomiiH At Co.. No, 19 Catharine street. PaM) IJvingeton, Wells & Co., 8 Place de la Bourse. The contents of the European edition of the Herald wU embrace the news received by mail and telegraph at foe office during the previous week, and to the hour of publication. The Suwi. Tie steamship Afri a, which loft Liverpool 011 the 14*h irstaot, is now due at Ha1 1 fax, with a week later European news. The St. Lui.', from Havre for thiB port, 1b In her thi-teeo'h day. Her advioas whl no doubt be anticipated by the Africa. Tne Common Couccll ti ansacted huslUx.36 yester day. We publish the reply of Mr. Dillon, Corpora, toon Counsel, to the resolution requesting his opinion whether the liquor law recently passed interferes with the chartered rights of the city, and a'so wbehor tbe Excise Comsilsaioners may continue to grant licentea to sell liquor. With regard to the first clause ef the inquiry Mr. Dillon cites lateral legal decisions, showing that tbe power to grwt licensee conferred by the Montgoraerie charter was wholly political, and that all grants of poiiical power to municipal corporations are htia at the will of the L-glelasure, who may abo1. iah, abtldge or modify them at their pleasure Tbe aet of tbe Legislature is, therefore, not a viola te of the charte:-. To the second clause of tus inquiry Mr. Dil'oa answers that no lioeos& can be granted or extended by the Mayor, Aldermen or Oousci mtin, after the l?t of May next. H* 1b also of opinion that neither the Ma. or nor Alderman ar* cmtow?rv d by the new law to hear and detor mite charges and punish offeaoes arising under any of its orovuions. But thiB opinion of the Corpo latim Coucsel nullifies the Maine law for all prac tie* l purp sts when it treats of iaported liquors, of which be says I ain ot opinion that tie poli e will not be justified in at e-nptmg to en. force tte penalties agsinst imported "liquors, or tbcit i alt, by whomseever made.'' In tha Board cl Aldermen, Mr. Brings made a report ef tbe evidei ce taken before the committee on A, subject of the nativity of the police. It was oioeied to be prnted. A motion was made to dxnbarge the coxmittee from the futther con?ider au< nof the subject, but Alderman Tucker said im jo taut develop.m.ata respecting the nativity of Chief Matfell were expected by the next steamer from Eu/ope>,snd the motion was therefore rejected. resolution of the CounsVm?n paetponing the sale- of tte lessrsof Staten Island, HeVga'e and Bar ?lay street ferries until May 15, was c incurred In. Thepiocetdicgsin the Board of Cou"C:!ai%n w*reun i.poitant. The leas a of d >cki and slip'? wero con firm* d. and $'20,000 appropriated for dredgiag. Nothirg particular was done at the Board of Super iors. The payment of several small biiln was ordered, and otuers were referred to the com- , mUteta rbe liquor dealers, at their meeting las. evening, | bussed the propriety of denouncing ia Tanmany Hail tbe course of Major Wood in enforeiog the ex cise lawi, but dually rescived to let him alone. Our telegraphic news tala morning is interesting. The disturbances at Cnicago growing out of the liquor question had subtiied yestordiy, the rio-ere bemg overawed bv the presence of a la'ge military farce. Great excitement, however, e till exited, and a renewal of th? affray was ap irshended. Incan junt. ?ere busily at woik, eigV. or ten bu'ldlags ha^ng been fired between 3arurday aid Monday. P# American Taeatre at New Orleans was to tally destroyed by fire on the night of the l^th ios\, and one man perished ii the llanes. A botrible railroad ac idant occurred at Canau oalgua yesterday afternoon. A locomotive ran over Mr. J. L. Hail, and comoletely severed bis dead from his bxly. Jud^e Phelps aud a?o ther per-on were injured, the former so se vmij that his life was despaired of. Near Riltunore yesterday the engius, baggage and ?X >*?b cars of a train, ware p-eolpitatel into ? ob powder ere* by a portion of a bridge breaking away. Tbe engine- r and fireman were injured, tne for iuer bad.y. Fortunately the coupling coane iV fc?? tbe pas*Dger cars gave way, aud the inmat s wvre tbus pre?erv-.d from destruction. The steamer William Knox, from Cincinnati for St. fccum, was destroyed by fire y eater lay morning, when rear Flint Is'anl. Soe had a full complement of paanenfeets, mostly emigrants for Kanw, wh ? ? ore all reajied, it is h>ped,by a steamer ' mti alongside the hnmu* vessel. The Acaiia <Mo.) High Scoool w?a struck by iig?;tn?ng on the 1 7tb lift, nod I nr cf the i.upUs burned to death. Mr. Hi^t, the cbiei inquisitor on the Suuoery Com Bittee ot the Massachusetts Legislatore, resigned bit ?r?t y^terday. It ia regarded as dono fal ?brtVr Mr. Lna?pklu,of Oeorgia, will accept tho jadg"i p o< he Court of Claims. 8k Ceorne's anniversary was oeleb rated yeste'day m tbte cfy fl'e rn^nibMS of the St. George's S> cl xy and Knpl ?h rml 'ents of tbe city had a re enioii and grsn< ba quetat the Metropolitan H> ul. Several interesting and elo<inent ipeeohea were nade aux na others, by B r Charles Grey, the ttarqul- deMontboJ^n. Judge Cam bMl.Mr.Ma'hsw, Ac., Ac. Tb?- evening ?as very pleasant'y spent by ^ t,ff?ob: d guoars, tbe only dravoack to toe irenral La.mory being that there appeared to be a resign on tre partot the President, Mr. ^ 'Uig, to yrfcoe rflf tbe B iti#b Consul at Phi:ad >lphia--Mr. ?Matpew from leK^ooding to the app'opnate toa-?t; 1>e however, git an opportuil'y of dellvsrlng his *j fecb at tc> late an h nr to hav? it rep-rted. Jb i. Dr. Bawd l*ctnred again last evening, taking tot his subject, "SwitzTlatd, Holland, Sweden ar d ^i>aiii," and described tbe geographljal po'i tl.n rati nol peculiar tti^a, population, and the mcnipes of each oountry, in bis usual pleasing There I'm (ohm speculative movement in cotton yesteTCay, *td tbe sales reached aboat 5,000 hales, abent 3.0MT of which were said to have been in travsitu ; tl'e n.arV??. cloaed firmer. Fionr oon thaed in good demaid, at full prieee. C>m wan scaroe acd bibber ; white opened at II 10 and closed at II 12, and Southern ytllow aod Northern round yellow were* I old at $1 14 a II 15. The newt trim Rio by the MU-atadppi pr< dnced a bettor io nniry for coffee, and Jhe market cloaed firmer. Foreign Us< wu held ** ^TIU10* <* tk.e Strength of tb? news; lard wai alao firmer, and mora active. Poik w ii acme ??tier for old mew. The freight of about 1,000 bales of cotton were eugagel for Liver pool al 6 32d., 3-lCd. and 7-32d. for oonpreesed and uncompressed. Major Wood has issued instruction* to the pollse forc?, directing them that the praecrbed uni'ora mui t be ?ern at all times and on all occaaions, unless spccial leave ia granted to appear in plain defies. Po'iaexten are forbidden to oonve-ae with their fr'.ends when on duty, or loange against corner gro' ceiies, or othar comfortable letting pi ices, and are er joined to cultivate a aoldier-like deportment in every respect. Van Pelt, aider indictment aa an aocessory in the BtanWix Hall tragedy, was yesterday released from prison ,? bail in four thousand dollars having been entered for hia appear anca fcr trial. In the Court of Oyer and Terminer yesterday, Edward Allen, a lad of fifteen yea-s of age, indicted for the murder of a man named Qiin, by stabbiag, entered a plea of manslaughter in the fourt'i degree, wh'ch was accepted. Moses Meyer, charged with arson in the fir*t degree, in setting fir e to a d veiling house in the night lime, wm tried and acquitted by the jury. Our correspondent at Rio Janeiro, writing on the 23-2 of March, confirms the statement previously onb i. hid, that the difficulties of the B aziian gove-u scent wi:h Paraguay were likely ta be amicably settled Tte aftairsof the Amazon Steam Naviga tion Company were progressing favorably. Prim i coffee bad experienced a slight decline. By the brig Tornado we have news from Bermuda to the 13th instant. The papers strongly advjcite the establishing of a communication by steam b> twetn tfce West India islands and Nev York Leading members of the Court of Policy of B'itish Gu'aia were willing to voce a large grant far tie purpose of fitticg ont vessels, and the West Indian t (a Barbadoes paper,) supports tie proposition vary warmly. At Antigua a lay vestry had suspended a Pro tectant clergyman for preaching dressed in his sur plice, which ?eems to be regarded at aa overt act of Pueeyifrm. They refnsed to rate hi* salary, and wl.en forced to pay it, by a ant at law, they did so according to the oil law, that is, by sixteen thou 6?nd pounds of sugar. The ministers of the Estab lished Church are not 10 wall spoken of at the ministers of the Moravian and Weeleyan churches, wh'rh weie increasing in cumbers. Tbe legislature of Bt. Vin test's bad reaoved all government licences on the sale of liquors, as a mraiis of improving the rt venue of tbe colony. Here is an excellent opening for the miaiiooaries of the Temperance Alliance. The American Know Nothing* and tK? Enf lUh Pre ??? John Bull Waking Cp. Tlie articles which we published yesterday from the leading editorial columns of the Lon don Tmes and Chronicle, in reference to the great Know Nothing movement which has ? mysteriously but effectively cleared the coarse of all the old paity obstructions, to a new and comprehensive political revolution in the I ni ted Stages, are worthy of especial attention. The article from the Timet is based upon the American platform of Council No. 12. of the Fifteenth ward of this city, and our accompany ing editorial artiolo, publishod in thft He BALD of the 12th ult.; and for the commentary ol the Chronicle upon the inoecile administration of Lord Palmerston, we arc confessedly iidebted 10 the same Know Nothing manifesto. There is evidently, then, something in the policy and principles of this new American party proclamation from our Fifteenth ward, which Btrikes at the roots of the corruptions and failures, not only of the old parties, and the incompetent administration of this country , but of the old feudal and aristocratic institu tions and parties and cabinets of the British Empire, and of all the old despotic and "half feudal, half-constitutional" political systems of the entire continent of Europe. Nor fhould we be greatly surprised were the British people to seize the hiuts thus thrown out by our L' ndon cotemporaries, and or ' ganize a great spontaneous Know Nothiug J movement in the British islands, looking to j nothing less than the most thorough going po pular revolution. Nay, more, at this progres- j five and revolutionary epor-.h, when the spirit of change and reconstruction in republics, em pires and kingdoms, teems to be epidemical and universal, it would scarcely be a nutter of astonishment if such a movement in Eogland, without bloodshed, were shortly to result in the final extinction of the teudal relics of the Eng lish government and English society, and in the prostration of its overshadowing and mono polizing aristocracy to the common level of the body of the people. And if such things be possible among the pUient, plodding, and sub missive people of England, surely we may count upon similar achiMVcmeutfl, through these rays t< rious and potential Know Nothings, among the more inflammable revolutionary masses of I the continent. The demoralizations of our old political pat ties, and the corruptions and moral marasmus of this wre'ebed Pierce administration, are destined to bring us from this Know Nothing reaction, in some shape or other, a wholesome I and most comprehensive change. It is easj to perceive it. The leading journals of London pive to this new movement its true meaning and its proper application in taking it hone, and in measuring their own incompetent and old aristocratic political machinery by the p?me standard. Their reasouing is perfectly consistent nnd logical. Let them watch the progress of this new revolution in the United States and profit accordingly, aud Young Ame rica may yet, within a brief space, effect more for the redemption of Old E i gland from tho shackles of feudalism aud a bloated superan nuated aristocracy, thin she has accomplished for herself through all l?cr trials, struggles and re volutins of a thou-?aud jears. This Know Nothing movement with us has not yet half developed itn purposes and its power. In the Northern States, the native sentiment of ho tility to these intrusive and accumulating foreign balances of power, so habitually and corruptly used by the old parties in our popular elections, will still con tinue to strengthen the Know Nothing ranks. In the South, on the other baud, they have dis covered that the bulk of these European ac cecsloriB to our Northern population is actively hostile to our Southern institution of slavery. Our Southern people are, therefore, in favor of a s'ringent naturalization law, which will arrest these constant foreign acces cioiis to the antl slavery parties and fac tions of the North, and correspondingly check the threatene d ascendancy of the anti slavery sentiment in the popular branch of Con gress, ?nd in the popular vote of the Union. Tb??>. while the junction of the Know Nothings, North and South, in the approaching Presi dential flection, is very doubtful, we have no doubt that in both sections they will estab lish their ascendancy over both the old parties in the elections of the cum nt year. They may unite or divide in the general election of 'S6, bat In any event, we anticipate ? radical And wholesome revolution from the recon struction o! political ptrties, and a new adminis tration, ont and ont. Our London co temporaries appreciate the world-wide importance of this American Know No'hing movement. Its policy or revolution izing American politics, political parties, and their corrnp'ing affiliations, and the adminis tration of the governments of the several States and of the Union,- admit of a general applica tion. We ore taking the lead in commerce, in steam navigation, in all the elements of mi te rial progress, and why not hold our own in the progressive science of good government, as the living and leading example to England and the rent of mankind. Between the Russians at Selastopol, and the Know Nothings of the United States, there is yet a hope for John BulL Uet Results op the Liquor Law.? Immense exertions are being made by the Carson League and the other advocates of th? Prohibitory Li quor law to prepare a star chamber machinery to carry it into effcet. Neither money nor men will be wanting to enforce its most rigor ous construction ; and some of the more san guine are confident that they will succeed in baffling the constitutional and legal objections which are likely to be raised by the liquor interest and the opponents of sumptuary laws generally. In the meantime, it in quite clear from the published opinion of District Attorney Hall that the first effect of the law is to prevent the issuing of liquor licenses after the 1st of May. After that day, therefore, any one may sell liquor without let or hindrance. The public will have no guarantee against the erection of drinking booths at every corner, or the con version of half the stores in the poorer wards of the city into dramshops, where the power of the police is likely to be pretty thoroughly tested. A pleasant prospeot, truly, and one for which ev?ry one should be duly thankful to the prohibitionists and their newspaper organs in this city ! But thiB is only the ilret anomaly. From the opinion of the other great legal guide or the municipal authority, Robert J. Dillon, which will be found elsewhere, it would appear that ihe Prohibitory law cannot affect the sale of liquors grown or produced abroad. Mr. Dillou considers that the treaties iu force be tween the United State* a id foreign wine and I ipixit producing countries are wkoiiy incon sistent with a State law exetnding vw? wlta* is tantamount to exciadiug ? ItartaWM she ?;e of foreign win*? and liquor*, and liuis itwre jbre the latter, being uacvjaiWi'iusioaAi, u* &&U i aid void. . ... i Thr Corporation Ccaasel b *?;&??*?. *? i i mcs; teen will adool ii* "*w on * P'?*s ** without reas**niog. aod will a^vpiescii in siw nullification of the Lienor law. Bit wfcwevw the public may think, he is clearly the guide c/ the muiiicipal authorities, the Mayor aad ? police When, therefore, he give- it as m# den. berate opinion that the law cannot be construed so as to prevent the sale of foreign liquors or wines, the Mayor and police will of course abide by his decision, and decline to proceed against parties willing them This exception will, indeed, nullify the whole law. As it is, most of our domestic liquors are sold as fo reign: the fraud will be urged with double care, when a foreign title becomes so valuable a passport. It may be a question whether under the 22d section of the act permission is not given to " the manufacturer of alcohol or of pure wine from grapes grown by him to keep or to sell such alcohol or wine." The restricting olause which follows appears rather to apply to the foreign liquors than to domestic produce. Ob viously, from the words ot the sentence, the manufacture of wine was contemplated; it was even judiciously advised that it be pure; why i make it, if it. cannot be sold T Thus far, according to the highest legal au thority, the act appears to mtke no change In the state of things. But it does make one change, and that is a most vital one. It takes away the power of granting licenses. After the 4fh of July, as well as after the 1st of May, the beBt opinion is that no licenses can be granted, and that any one can sell liquor who chooses. To sum up, therefore, the net result of this Prohibitory Liquor law, about which virtuous men have preached so long and so screechily, it amounts simply to this: before It passed, only certain persons selected and approved by com petent authority, and responsible for their good behavior, were allowed to sell liquor: when it comes into force, every rascal will be free to sell any liquor to any one he pleases, without lesponeibillty of any kind. The public have reason to be much obliged to Governor Clark, the Lieutenant Governor, and the two news papers which have brought this about. One word more The obvious prospect Is, that when, so to speak, the floodgates of rum are opened, and all restraint or licenses abo )i?hed, the city will present a spectacle of inde scribable drunkenness, vice, and degradation. We call npon the people ot New York to say ? this shall not be. The people of Canandalgua ard Auburn have decided that this city cannot keop sober without a law to make it so. We call upon the men of New York to give them the lie, and to show them that when, through their folly, fanaticism and ignorance combined, this city was left without law and without restraint of any kind, it had sufficient self control and self-respect to furnish a startling ai d conclusive argument against the necessity for a Prohibitory law. About toe Academy and the Recent Row.- Onr amiable cotemporarles of the Tribune concern appear to be very much in want, of Brandreth's pills, or some medieal ap< J rient of even a more powerful character. It see me tbr y wanted to control the management of the Academy of Musio, and to dictate wh%t compositions, what operas, what oratorios should be performed at that establishment. Pi. ding, however, that the mtnagemeut con trolled and directed their own affairs, and con sidered themselves the best judges of their own business, the editorial corps of the Tribune fall out with them, and apply all sorts of bad epithets, not only to the managers and the nudience, but particularly to our bumble self, because we happened to think, with the mana gers, that they were the best judges of their own affairs, and ought to judge of them instead of an excitable little corps in a newspaper estab lishment. For eight or ten years we have been endeav oring to teach the editorial corps of the Tri bune to talk and write, and behave like gen tlemen ; but we are afraid we will have to give up the job in despair. "Liar," "scoundrel," "villain,*' nay, crea "littl# villain," "foreign ruffian," "Sootch caitiff," ''foulest villain"? these are the savory and classic epithets which have run through the columns of the Tribune for ten years past, under its present manage ment by the crew of philosophers cast out from Brook Farm and other social phalanxes, and congregated about that establishment If tbe amiable and eloquent Governor Wise, of Virginia, had applied his classic epithets, "louuy," "Godless," "Christless," toourcotem porary of the Tribune, he would have hit the mark with a much closer aim than in the ap plication he made of them to the quiet and gentlemanly Know Nothings of Virginia. Still we will not renounce all hope of mending, in some slight degree, at least, the manners of the "louty . Godless, ChriBtless" set of the Tribune Now, as they have taken so much to heart the rejection of that famous oratorio? Stabat Ma ter ? we propose that it shall be represented by native American minstrels? black or white, as they may choose? at the Metropolitan Theatre ; and we are ready to subscribe $100, if the other lovers of original American composition will come forward and do the same, in order that this much injured and very amiable genius, Mr. Wm. H. Fry, may have a chance of being heard in a proper way before an American au dience. In thiB proposition we are serious. We want to see no foreign artist? male or fe male, Italian, French, or German? pollute, by their contact, the purity of the native Ameri can composition contributed by Mr. Fry in this oratorio. We make this proposition in perfect good faith? and if $100 is not enough we will make our contribution even $200. We make it to our respected and amiable cotemporaries of the Tribune, and the only condition we annex to this generous offer is that they will hereafter try and use such proper language, that they may not expose theihselves to the application of Gov. Wise's classic epithets ? " the lousy, lazy, Godless, Christlese " editors of New York. Commodore M'Cauley's Orders? Will There be War ?? They who imagine that Com modore M'Cauley has been sent to Cuba upon another Greytown expedition are very much mistaken. One of our Wall street cotempora ries, with the air of an outsider speaking by authority, says:? lb* orders that hare Wo given to Captain M'Cauley in of the most explicit and prudent character. He la sol authorised to make any demands upon the Cuban gov ernment, nor to aak for any explanation* with reference to tie past; and even if he Khali hear (not having himself witnessed tbe fact) that a vessel of the United dtatss has been tired into, hts instruction* do not allow him to re ?vat the aSroat, nor to tale any notice ol it whatsoever. It us hi* <!ntv, however, to um inde atigable vigilance in yrctexting Imerican commerce, and, if possible, to pre any outrage from occurring under hit own immi Aia'-e v,-tto?rr?tiiB. a higher bounty than haa ever been aajvt in our Navy i# now offered to tee men, in order that UkfOtLn X CkuWy 'a nauadron may be reinforced as rapid N 4* wmnM* . bat only in the case that a ve sel under miMuai *hall w tnees an attack upon one of our awftatOMa. ? bo at liberty to reeent it. If so wan M<r jraVi-tioii* aa insult to this couctry should oe fittsml, a ? izimg upon \a unarmed ves?el or the United -js p.pmec:* of cce of our men-of-war, Capt. M'Cau 'u ? in sns&naetetl to chastise, an 1, if possible, to sink the Mfrvewwr. bo dsKr what disparity of toree may exiat MfaiMt k m. what armed witaesaee favorab'e to Spain sat ie fweist, or what the risk to himself may he. This confirms our viewB of these notable in structions. Is it likelv that any Spanleli v co eel of war will fire into an American merchant man with an American war steamer in sight ? Very "prudent" instructions indeed. Under them, Mr. Pierce himself might have gone out in the San Jacinto without fear of any cause for fainting. Old Hickory would have ordered the Commodore to bring home the first Spanish cruiser that might fall in his way, so as to transfer all explanations from Cuba to Wash ington, and bring the whole imbroglio to a focus. 'But Mr. Pierce's instructions are of the "most prudent character." What a public blessing are these old grannies in time of war! What a virtue is bravery at Greytown and pru dence at Havana ! Don't be alarmed. Musical Criticism in the West. The New Orleans Daily Delta says that Madame Isadora Clark's ' 'whole soul and existence la wrapped in the love of music." She arrived in that city from Cuba, bnt did not jive an y eoneerta la Havana ''for fear," according to another journal, "that ex isting political feelings might have a tendency to ope rate againat her, she being a native of this blesaed re. pnblic." The Daily Picayune, alluding in a strain of playful metaphor to a concert of Mrs Clark's, was "not only astonished but delighted to listen to our Mocking Bird, (by which Mrs. Clark is evidently meant,) and doubts not that she will create a furore equalled only by that of the Swedish Nightingale. ' ' The Commercial Bulletin declares, with some obscurity, tbat she ought to " enjoy publicly the highest artistical position." At Natchez the same view was taken by the Daily Courier , which, under the head of " The. weather," rejoices that it is " pleasant, mild and bracing," because it will allow peo ple to goto the concert. The Mitrisiippi Freetrader de clares that many pronounce Madame Isidora ' ? superior to Jenny Llnd ;" he would doubtless have said more that would have been interesting to know, but that he turns away abruptly to pitch into a rival journalist. Tin people of Vicksburg, Miss., (according to the Whig) "ever ready to support native talent, more especially when the artist hat gained the highest position at tainable," appear to have b*en much excited by ttadame laidora'a conotrts. The critic of the Daily Appeal, at Memphis, (a good name, by the way,) when he heard her, "remained spell bound, wondering whetner such pounds emi nated fiom any human " Having satisfied himself on thi? point, he goes on to say tbat tickets may be bad at such and such a store, as per advertisement. Obituary THI COMMANDER Or TBI VMTKD STATES SLOOP- OF WAR ALBANY. The Navy Department having officially given up this sblp, and published the names of officers promoted, April 18, 1866, in consequence, forces on our minds the painful conclusion that ehe has been lost at sea, and tbat her officers and arew have been consigned to a watery grave, without leaving a single one to recount their last words, and without the consolation or the pre s*nce of relatives to attend them in their last moments. Jsmee Thompson Gerry, Commander of this ill fated ship, was the youngest son of Elbrldge Gerry, signer of the Declaration of Independence, and waa born at Cam bridge, Massachusetts, August 21, 1707. He entered Har vard College, August, 1813. and left December 10, 1814, tn comequetce of his fatht-r's decease, at which time he rrceived a warrant as cadet at West Point, where he re txialned one year, and eatered the navy as micish'pm \m, Ceceinter 20. 1816. He waa promoted to liea'enmt April 28, 1820, and to tl.e rank of Commander April 17, 1842. Much of hi* naval life was passed at sea, and be waa always ready at the call of bis country, performing tits duties scrupulously and faithiully, and ever proving himself an aetive, energetic, judiotoua and efficient of ficer. In personal appearance and in many trafteof char acter, he tiore a striking resemblance to hta father, whose vtrtvea be Mir emulated. Like bloi also, he met hia cefcth when in the actual service of his oountry. Hi* character combined great atrengtb, energy, decision and pet severance, with remarkable sen-ibility He sympa thised keealy in the sorrows of hie friends and the tale of woe always it>uml n him a listening ear, and tbat warm and bint interest m> consolatory to tbe feelings of the suf ferer >n affectionate disposition, with refined m toners ami firm religious ptitcl/le, tempered the stronger traits of bis manly character, and made bim tbe most dlsia fcmted and sincere of frtecde. His obituary is written on the hearts of bia numerous friends and relatives, who k n. w and appreciate hia many virtues more fully and deeply tban can be f rawn by any pen Kver pre pared for this last call, he is taken from them thna early, In the fulness of mental and of bo4Uy vigor, by tbe mysterious wisdom of tbat Being who gave him to thsm; and to Bis will must they submit, painfully as tbey lament his sudden, his m elans holy, his mournful lor a. DBATH OF MBS. KTHAN A. ALLIEN. Bled, at her residence, in Norfolk ooanty, Va., on Fri day last, 2dth Inst, after a long aad painful indisposi tion, Mrs. Ethan A. Allen, in the66th year of her age. Mrs. Allen waa the youngest daughter of Oapt John Johnston, deceased, of Norfolk ooanty, aad re Ik) of Oapt. ElLan A. Al en, (formerly of the United states army.) who died on the 6th January last. Mrs. Allen was a lady of cultivated mind? who poaoeeeed, la a remarkable de gree, the love of a large circle of friends ; ehe was a won aa of great flrmaees of pnrposs ; her hand was ever oiien to the poor ; she was a member of the ehureh, aad a ct vent Chriitian Her malady was such that sh? ha. been la eoastant expectation of death for the last three moatfcs, aad wss perfectly resigned to aaeet that grim messenger who, to her, possessed no terrors. Her whole Jlfr> has been a most exemplary eae, aad " Nob# knew her bat te love btr." THE LATEST NEWS. BY MAGNETIC AND PRINTING TELEGRAPHS. Freen Halifax. NON-ARBITAL 07 THB AFRICA ? AIIITU OF A WAR ?TRAKXa. Halifax, April 33?1 P. M. A steamship, supposed to be the Africa, now nine ilaja eat from Liverpool, has J ait been telegraphed off this port. Two O'Clook, P. M. The i tenner signsllied ben, which ?u thought to be the Africa, proves to be a steamship of war. The Liquor Riots et Chicago* > Chicago, April 23, 1855. No serious disturbance occurred yesterday or thla morning. The artillery and military have been posted in front of the Court House since Saturday afternoon. Yesterday at 4 P. M- an immense crowd collected in Clark street, between Washington and South Water, bat shortly afterwards dispersed. The total number of arrests made are fifty- fire. The Irish have covered themselves with glory by keep ing out of tbe affray. More trouble is apprehended at the examination of the prisoners. The German who was shot by the polloeman received a ball through his back, but is still living. A special military force, consisting of 500 citizens, with the State aims, has been organised. Ninb o'Clook, P. M. The clly is quiet. The military li still stationed iu front of the court hoiae, and considerable excitement exists yet. Very little is required to draw out an im mense crowd. Eight or ten fires hare occurred In differ ent parts of tbe city since Saturday. The license suits are progressing, and a multitude of bel gerent rumors axe afloat, but they will probably amount to nothing. From Massachusetts. THB NUNNERY DIFFICU LTY IN THR LEGISLATURE - FORTHCOMING KNOW NOTHING MANIFESTO. Boston, April 23, 1856. Mr. Joseph Hiss, member from Boston, resigned his seat m the House of Representatives to-day, on aeeount of the difficulties growing out of the nunnery inveetiga tion. His letter of resignation was reretied to a com mittee. lhe Know Nothings of this State are about to publish an explanation of the objeote and alms of their organis ations. It is said to be a document of mnoh ability, and has been fully endorssd by the orders of the preeeat do minant party. Distressing Railroad Casualties. ONI HAN KILLED AND TWO OTHERS WOUNDED. RociifflTKH, April 23, 1855. As the locomotive was backing down the track in Csnandaigua Tillage this afternoon, it ran over and in stantly killed J. L. Hall, Esq., a lawyer? severing his bead from his body, Judge Phelps and another person, standing on the track, were also seriously injured, the former so severely that his life is despaired of. A PROVIDENTIAL ESCAPE FROM DEATH. Baltimore, April 23, 1855. The eleven o'clock train from this city met with?a seri ous accident to-day. While crossing Gunpowder Creek a part of the bridge gave way, and the engine, baggage and express cars ran into the river. The passenger cars would have followed suit, but the coupling breaking saved them. The engineer was badly injured, and the fireman slightly. Some twenty yards of the track was torn away. Much fright existed among the passengers, but none of them were injured. The trains coming this way were detained in conseqnenoe of the accident. Steamboat Dlaaater on the Ohio. Cincinnati, April 23, 1855. The steamer William Knox, from this place for 8t. Louis, was destroyed this morning by fire, near Flint Island, oeiow uiuutim. tm imt rn u of passen gers for Kansas, but it is probable that no lives were lost, as a tteamer came alongside at the time of the con flagration. We have no particulars. Judge Lumpkin and the Court of Claims. Baltimore, April 23, 1855. Judge Lumpkin opened the session of the Georgia Supreme Court on Monday last. Savannah papers doubt his acceptance of the Judgeship in the Court of Claims. Four Boys Killed by Lightning. Albany, April 23, 1855. At Arcadia, Madison eounty, Missouri, on the 17th in stant, during a severe storm, the Arcadia High School was struck by lightning, and four boys, pupils, who were in the building, burned to death. One of the boys was the son of F. L. Bidgeley, Esq., of St. Louis. The Case of Arrlson the Torpedo Man* Cincinnati, April 28, 1855. The District Court to day |ranted a writ of error in tbe ease of Arrison, the torpedo man, and suspended sentence. Destruction or the American Theatre at Hew Orleans* Nkw Orleans, April 19, 1855. The American theatre was destroyed by fire last night, cne man perishing in the flames. Movements of Southern Steamships. TH1 MARION AT CHAKL13T0N. Charleston, April 21, 1865. The steamship Marion, Capt. Wo. Foster, arrived here at ten o'clock this (Saturday) morniog. TBS FLOBIDA AT BAVANNAH. Savannah, Apr'.l 21, 1856. The steamihip Florida arrived at her wharf here early this (Saturdty) morning, after a passage of 66 hours from Mew York, with all on board well. The Ohio River. Pittsburg, April 23, 1886. The water in tbe channel of the river at this point !? ten feet deep, and Is falling. The weather >s warm and clear. Wmnaura, April 23. 1855 Sixteen feet and nine inches water in the channel. Weather pleasant. Hsurlcets. PHILADELPHIA STOCK BOARD. Philadelphia, April 23, 1855. Tbe rates for money are unsettled. Stocks are firm. Reading, 43^; Morris Canal, 14 ^ ; Long island Railroad, : Pennsylvania Railroad, Pennsylvania State Fives, MX. Nrw Obijmns, April 19, 1866. Our cotton market has recovered from the previous decline of )ic., and the market to-day him be?n quit* aet ve. tbe sales reaching 10,000 bales. We quote tbe rate for middling at 9){o In sogar tbe priees are con siderably higher, fair selling at 5o a 6,yc. Mew Orleans, April 20, 1865. Tbe cotton market Is firm Today's sales add up 8.600 bale*., and the vales of tbe w??k 28,600. The re ceipts for the weefhave been 84.000 bales, rhe stock on band la 110,000 bales. The receipts at this port up to this t me, as compared with those last year, fall short 169.000 bale*. The rates tor sterling exchange are b>gner. We quote them at 9% a 10 pir cent primtuoa. Coflei? The i>a)ee for tbe week amount to 8,500 big* The stock on band Is 26,000 bsgs. Prime sells at 10)<c The Kinney Nlcsu-aqna Expedition. St Nicholas Hotel, New Yobk, April 23, 1866. Jamb Gordon Bennett, E?q , Editor of New York Herald:? It appears by an article la the Herald of yesterday that Mr. J. de Marcoleta, who lives at the house of the UpanUh Consul In tbis city, and signs himself "Minister frem Nicaragua. " persists in discharging his pop-gun at ? hat be teims the "Kinney Nicaragua Expedition." Tb* objects proposed to be attained by the association of which Col Rinn?y and myself are among tbe members, bave already t e*n made public through the Kinney and Corvine correspondence, published in the Herald of Ihumday, tbe 10th mutant. Their objects, we feel war ranted in believing, will not only commend themie ves to Ameiicsns of enterprise, bnt to every citizen of Ni. catagua who bas ihe future quiet and weli-oemg of bis Country at heart. The allusion in J de Marcoleta' letter, 'O "public order," tn oonneetion with the presen* Solitlral con- it ion of Nicaragua ia either a touch o' umor, hardly to bave been luoked for from so very re ?prctable a source, or must b? received as evidence tht tbat gentleman has had no authentic information tur iBg be past year from tbe State of which he styles himself tie Mlnlater. To sesisttbe well di?poR<>d portion of the inhabitants of lhat heaven-favored, but unfortunate region, to re claim and bring under cultivation waste lands, increase tbe facilities of internal communication, establish com merce and lntroduoe the arts of civilisation, thus peace fully snd lawfully developing the natural resouroee of a land bow fast relapsing into a condition of savage wild r err- in One to set an example of good condnet and ob< die nee In all things to the laws of the republic? these, we believe, and are assured, iron reliable seurcee, will make us weloome ia the bones to whieh ws bave been cordially Invited. No further notice will be taken of J. de Marooleta's newepaper communications ; but, should any person be cvri' us to know bow tbat gentleman Is regarded tn the " official capacity " of which he speaks, both la Nlea ragua and at Washington, I shall be willing to furnish such information as I have upon the snbjest. 1 mm, air, respectfully, your obedient servant, lk? production ?f Bhakspeara's tragedy "Oerio. leaas," last night, drew . fan **.Tto2 Uwatr., where it ?u acted for the first tine ^L/ laaus" has -ot been played ta Cci"n#r yeare, for the r*ry excellent reason that it is oITrf those plays which art oaly attract!? once (a a w, Mste^"*' W# flT*' Mm#Xed' PMk Broadway Character*. Park, 1838. Broadway 1*&A ft SzL BE&^-SiSSr** ft b? voiaiiD* z 2r V lrgUia J}.1!! ?, fj,n,h.m?n- *m?- Honid. ' tf ' ? ???.. Miifl Richardson. Mra. Abbott. 'onnd the story of Coriolaans (modern re ZSZr-r* lt oalr* itttn,s> Md' i&dMd> <? cult to tee how it could have been true) In North's tran?UUon of Plutarch, and followed it an It I. there p set down, pretty clowly. Calus Marcius is ? Roman patrician who hath often distinguished himself fo the service of the republic. He is disgusted with the demowat iC government of Rome, and it is true that at about this time (B. C. 48 )) the .trufgle between tha people and the aristocracy, or rather between the me cbanici and the fightidf man, which ended in the o ver- " throw o t the Commonwealth and the final rain of tha empire commenced. The pieee la founded upon tbia one idea? the hostility of Cains Marcius to the influence of the commonalty. Shakapeare cannot be blamed foe this an ti democratic tendency, for be told the story M he fou^d it. Caiua Marcius i? rery unpopu lar, when a war breaks oat with the Volcee. He aide the Roman general Comiains to gain a battle. Contains * ,ort of Lofd Reglan, in hia way, and weald hara ?at down before Corioli writing bulletin* about tha w?ath?r, but Calu* Marciui puebee on with volunteers, reducee the city, and goee home a hero. Like all mill* tary men, Caiue Marcius, now Coriolanue, waste office and stands for Consai. He caanot, however, disguise his contempt for the electore, who flnaUy refuse to eon. firm him, and, being incited thereto by the Tribaaee talk about throwing him oyer the Tarpeian rock aad other unpleaeant things. He is finally banished -leads tha Voices up to the very gates of the Eternal City? sue cumbs to a female procession, headed by hie wife and mother, and ie killed by hie new alliee. Poetical justice requires that he ehould be killed, and he was a rery; troublesome per eon to both partiee. In the essential matters of elocutioa^aad appearand it would be hard to find a Coriolanue like Mr. Forrest , He did not, however, invest the part with that over bearing pride? that stern dignity? that withering oon tempt for ever; thing that was not noble and high-born, which, It aeems to us, Hhakspeare has thrown around it. Alter saying to the citizens, "I have wounds," he makes a long pause, and allows the electore to ap. proach him closely, then speaks the reet of the "ne. "to show you in private." It ie effective, but Shake peere 'a Coriolanus would not have allowed a "greasy cittien " to have come within arm's length of him for the whole of Rome. After hie banishment, and in hia Interview with Tullue, he was not a proud, haughty man, offering an ultimatum, but seemed rather to b? pleading for an opportunity to flgbt against his country, men. In the last scene he was very fine, aad gave hia great speech >> ??,?u,h*T# writ your annals true, 'tis there. i .j" 1,1 * dove-cote. I flutter'd your Volacl in Corioli I with great effect . His readings were all strongly and very effective. Ia the matter of distinct articula tion, correct pronunciation and preper emphasis, Mr; Forrest stands pre eminent. If some of the actors who make themselves ridiculous by imitating his physical peculiarities, would strive to equal him in the abova named essentials, to the proper praetlee of their oalliag, it would be mnoh better for them aad the public. "Coriolanus" is played at the Broadway from Pal mer's Philadelphia edition, with the introductioa of oc> casional linee from Cxberry and Cumberland. In oom parrog it, as played here, with Collier, the following euta will be round:? first scene, with Menenius; second scene, in Corioli; fourth scene, before Corioli; fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth scents; the ninth scene and first P?rt of the second act is cut; the firet, third and fourth ecene of the fourth act is cut; the fifth act is cut aad altered. Still, there is eaoogh left; the play has but but one very interesting character. Menenins is a sketch, good ae far as be goes. Comlnius seems to d? nothing bat puff Coriolanus. Tullus is a msan rascal; end one cannot have much sympathy for Volumnia* who Is as fierce for bleod as any female aboiltioBist of the Garrisoniaa school. The play was well got up at the Broadway. Tha scenery was aearly all new, the auxiliaries well trained, end two or three scenes were very well arranged. Wa may take exceptions to a few little matters, which mar the general correctness of the m tie en scene. Soma of the actors at the Broadway still labor under the delusion that the Roman youth had white legs? while all the sol diers, including Mr. Forrest, went to battle without greaves for their legs? aa indispensable article in Ro man tiphtiag toilette General Comlnius wore his sword at a triumph given to Coriolanus in Rome. There should have been no triumph, no procession ; aad ?woida or daggers were ever worn within the gates of the Eternal City. Red togas were wora, whereas tha laticlaviaa toga was never of that oolor. The lictors wore plain white habits, and at tha Broadway they appeared in tunics edged with red ? sword* were worn on the right thigh, not the left side,' as at the Broadway. There were too many Senators, and it was manifestly Improper for Comlnius to occu py the highest seat in the Senate house, the flat oC which scene represented the interior of an Italian pa lace, while the wiags were adorned with Corinthian col umns. A person whom Palmer calls Fairies, bat whoa we can find no account of in Shakapeare, and who oar ries messages, is dressed like a Senator, and sits with them The Senators should wear toga prcetexta, white edged with purple. The use of those odious basket bar died cutlasses (aever used la Christian, Pagan or Mahomed an warfare) is still tolerated at this theatre. With the exception of the matters above noted, tha pieee was well done. The actors were all ? letter per fect," and the faot that there is not much for aayoae (except Calas Marelua) to do, will exenee us from enter ing into a lengthens! aotiee. Mme. Poaisi was not quite heavy enough for Volumnia, but 'read her lines properly and effectively so far as sha ceuld go. Mr. Whiting as Menenius gave a vivid picture of the fiery ol<! patrician, and Mr. Lanergan (except his red tuule> was well made up for Comiuius, but should be a little more equable ia his readings. ? Coriolanus," as gotten up at the Broadway, is quite interring as a picture of Fomau lije two thousand years ago, and it will doubt lest hire a run. Fire* In New York. DESPERATE ATTEMPT TO BURN THI ST. LOCH HOTEL, IN CHAMBERS 8TKKKT. Yesterday morning, shortly before four o'clock, ft bold attempt waa made by an Ineendiftry to destroy the St. l.onis Hotel, situated at No*. 101 and 103 Chasabers street, corner of Church street. The fire was di ^covered in a bedroom on the first floor of the rear building, oo cvpkd by two gentlemen named Mills and Baker, whs were abaer.t at the time, The alarm toon spread through the premises. and great consternation become manifest among the hoarders, wbo prepared to leave the house. At first the whereabouts of the (Ire was not ascer tained as tbe rmotee epreau rapidly throughout the build ing, giving the appearance of fir* in Many places. The firemen were remarkably quick, and with two streams in a short time extinguished the Are. No sooner was the fire out then the V re Marshal entered Into an eunina t'on o* the prf mlses, and it coon became evident the fit* was tbe wotk of an ncendlary. The house a 1 joining the tear of tbe hotel, fronting on Church street, recently vacated l,ad i-een the locality lor tbe incendiary to osrry out > Is villanous design On the Jsnding of tbe second floor, In this unoccupied houae, tbe laih end elsster was lound torn away some < nr '? et rquare, and the bricks removed from between he Muds, and a apace opened leading under the flooring of the hotel icoma. On the first floor landing, at the bead of the cellar stern in the same bouse, another place m the wall was torn away in tbe like manner. Hera a quantity of imall pieces of pine kindling wotd waft oonn si u ll?d in between tbe lath) of the oelling of 4 tbe kotel basement and tbote of the flooring above. It was at tkis plsce where tbe Incendiary had applied the fire On tbe otber side of tbe beama, under the sama floor, ends and amall pieces of pine kindling wood were found partly burnt. A larce bote was buiat through the fl. oringinto the hedrooa*. and the bedstead and bedding, together with other articles In the room, destroyed b* tbe fire. In ordsr to prevent the lira burning through the lath of the baaement ceiling, brleks had been care fally laid on the lath, and than the kindling wood mlsd la on tbe bricks, thus forming ? kind of ovan. Tha Intention of thle waa no doubt to facilitate tha fire In burnlna upwards. Tba - papering on tba walla of the unoccupied house, l? man? places, bad been torn off, and pieees of It placed up against tbe glase light la tba street door to prevent any one trom looking Into tke entry as the Inaaadiary wort ins on tba tending could be saan from th>e door The loea caused by the Are will not amount to mucb over $100. Tba proprietor of tbe hotel, Mr. Charlee A. Hasklas, la Inaured to tbe amount of $17,000, In the following in surance companies Herchaits', $3,000 ; Greenwich, $2 000: Brooklyn, $*,000; Astor, $J,000 : and another romnanv, $8,000. Tba case la now under ezamlnsMto by the rtrs Warshal and police. mi im riARL vnunrr. I, eat evening a Are occurred in the third atory of building No. 14$ Pearl atreet, oocupie<l by ft Freech

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