Newspaper of The New York Herald, April 30, 1855, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated April 30, 1855 Page 1
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THE NEW WHOLE NO. 6821. MORNING YORK HERALD. EDITION-MONDAY, APRIL 1855> PRICE TW0 CSNTS. THE DANISH WEST INDIES. Oar St. Thomas Correspondence, Sr. Thomas, West Indies, April 10, 1855. ?Steam Communication ? Firet ? An Optra Troupo? Death q f Nicholas ? Our Spanish Relation t ? The Ben Frank lin and Catharine Augusta ? Strange Jiumori ? The Uniltd State* Contul and the focal AXU horitiet ? Men oj War ? The Alliet and Nigger* ? An Election ? The Fire Department ? Health ? Shipping Newt, 4c. After ? residence ef about two months In these parts I at length feel myielf equal to the task of keeping you advised of matters as they are in the Danish West In dies. In fact I have pretty well digested all things (ex cept the food) in tie three ?? ever faithful" islands of St. Thomas, St. John and Santa Crux; and with the keen olfactories of a dyspeptic, yon may he assured what ever of rotten is in this part of the States of Denmark, will be faithfully noted out. It is my intention for the present to speak, however, more of local news than of things political. As this is the point nt whioh the English West India steamers assemble twice a month to interchange passen gers, mails and freight, to and from Southampton, Mex ico, the Spanish Main, &c , we are regularly advised of things as thfy transpire in the great world. There is also another effort being made to establish regular stesm communication with the United States, which we hope w\}l prove successful. The pioneer in this enter prise, the Osprey, leaves to day for Philadelphia, vift Bermuda, fend has the honor to bear this important despatch. We have lately had some slight shocks of earthquake, bnt nothing serious is apprehended. In past years, the gnat curt* to St. Thomas has been the most devastating flres. lhasks, however, to the energy and public spirit of the then Counsellor of State and Judge, the Hon. H. H Berg? the actual Governor ? a different style of building was adopted, and it is long since there was so destruc tive ft conflagration happened as that whioh destroyed the warehouses of the worthy American firm of Whit more & Co., a few weeVs since. We hare lately bad Salvi and Fiorentini to cbarm us for a couple of evenings only. They were on tlieir way from Havana to Southampton, and were easily induced to reman a few days ? leaving, we hope, with light hearts ftnd heavy pockets ? for they had not been so successfu during Iheir late career in Mexico and Cuba. Old Salvi was in line voice, and the Signorina looked more charm ing than ever? b*ing withal in an Interesting condition, heightened by a (light lameness, the result of an acci dent while riding over the hills of this island a few days after hrr arrival. Bottecini, her husband, and Bellettt, the Instrumentalist, were of the troupe. The death of Nicholas has been received with deep re gret here by all except tie allies and their todies? the Spaniards. On receipt of the news most of the shipping showed fiegs at half -mast. It is truly a loss to America Nicholas was our friend and the munlBssnt patron of oor citizens. May Alexander follow his footsteps in al^ things. The threatening aspect of our Spanish relations occa sioned some little sensation here. Long, low, sharp achoocezs are alreftdy enhanced In value, and I would just recommend Uncle Sam to look well to this famous free port :n time? or we will have Spanish privateers slipping out of it by the score. The facilities for fitting out and getting simon pure Spaoiih crews are very great, Porto Rico is in sight any clear day. By the way, those fa mous vessels, the Ben. Franklin and Catharine Augusts, -*re still here, and there is yet much curiosity expressed as to their final destination. It is, perhaps, of sufficient significance to be entitled to special remark, that Mr. John N. Oleott, who came out from New York as agent of those j-hipc, returns in the Osprey, and his place la supplied by a Mr. Pickett, who has arrived tron New Orleans via Bavcna, and who Is said to be a confidential friend of General (jultman. What does tills mean)1 Do these vesFtls, alter all, constitute the left wing of ths great exieditlcnt Or are they designed simply to ope rate against Porto Rico? The United States Consul here assures all inquirers that nothing of the kind is in the wind, and acds (rather mysteriously, it must be admit ted,) tbat "lfr. 1'ickett is an Unittd ritatei officer, and -cannot be engaged in any unlawful business." Now, ?the inference is, that the United State.) government is preparing for the wrath to come; and having purchased these tibii*, with all thtlr store of shot, shell and guns, has sent an officer htro to take charge. Kit tier solution of the difficulty has its advocate! ; and whilst one party ?xpects an United States man-of- war to arrive and tako postessitn of the two vessel*, the opposition declares it is daily looking for two or thr?e shipload i of fierce fili buster I. By the way, you will recollect the extraordinary out rage of tte filing into the Ben Franklin by one of the forts of this place, seme months ago, a-i she was peace ftbtv having the harbor under charter from the British mall agent. The correspondence bad on the occasion betwtee our faithful and vigilant C>nsul, Major Helm, of Kentucky, and the local Governor was given to the public at the time. But there was a sub eqnent interchange of notes which we have not yet teen in print. As they are cred itable al'ke to the and the Governor, I have procured copies from tho agent of the Beu. Franklin, and enclose them herewith. As an evidence of the dis approval of the conduct of tin officer who ordered the firing, the home government has remove I him from the command here and promoted him downwards to a less important post in Santa Cruz. By tbe way, the gentle man who so cooliy fired 24-lb. shot into an A meriean steamer crowded with passengers, glories in the distid gnishizg appellation of ~ Kn'ght of tne Bed Chamber to his Majesty the King of Denmark." What the duties of tbat important trust may be, a plain republican ean nct guess. Lately *e had ft Danish and an English mm of-war in r?rt, bv.t at present the harbor is bare of armed vessels, was much struck at witnessing the cordial embrace of Captain Forbes, of R B M ship Calypso, and Commo dore I'lclson, a "cullud pussnn" belonging to the navjr of his Imperfal Highners Fanstln I., Emperor of Hayti. Well, hugging is a mere matter of taste ? ?l?:k roies ar? sweet. And, by the way, until lately, I had "observed a most wondeiful intimacy between Monsieur de Chsde ville (French consul here and correspondent of tie Covmer <iet Btnti Vnis? of which pap*r he was late ?ub-eilitor), and his knotty- pated excellency Bueuaven> turaPatz, ex-Precident of the Dominican Republic. They were eternally arm in-arm, and evidently "slept in tbe same bed." Now a-days they are never seen to gether. There has evidently been a breach of ths entente cordiale? which is a great p.ty. Baes, you kao*, sloped -from ifaito Domingo a year or two since, with a treasury in his pocket. He has Utely been on a visit to his great patron. Louis Napoleon. He has invested his "fans," as the elder Mr. Weller wonld say, to great advantage here. Lately there was an election held for the members of the Legislative Council for the Danish West Indies, that number being tbe representation to which this Island is entitled. To manifest the interest taken in po litics by the people, I will inform you that out of 2,000 independent voters, jutt twenty one of them took the troub'e to attend the polls. If that is not an indication of rottenness in tbe State, I should like to know what ir. Fancy such a polling in New York. They practice a number cf good old customs here. For inttance, when tbeie is an alarm of fire, the members of the ccmpsnles run home, (if in the day,) put on a many buttonea uniform, assemble at the engine house, where the roll s called, and if any member is absent they watt for bin. After going through with all this, the door is gravely uulocked. and " der mersheen" dragged to the scene of action with all due deliberation. Tnink of tbat, ob, je firemen of Gotham! The health of the place is good, with tbe exception of * few caaes of yellow fever among the shipping. Busl nees is rather dull. DASNEBSOO. THE CORRKSl'ONDKNCE. URTKU SO. I. Commercial Auknct ok thk U*itkt> Hiatb, > Im.and or S*. Thomas, Jan 0, 1866. > Sir ? I bave tbe honor to acknowledge the receipt of toot communication of tbe 23d ultimo, In repljr to my letter of that date, informing me that you be 1 ordered ? Military Court of Icqulry to investigate the fact* reU tive to the firing upon tin Ameiican i>?Ofr Benjamin IrabkUn, and have delayed replying to joar letter thus long. ewa:tlng the retarn of tbe steuner. I nave now to Inform yon that upon the return of the steamer to this port, Jo??ph Daniel, a shipwright, of thi* (aland, was eent on board to examine the hurt* and damage the ?*ld steamer bad received by reason of the -filing into her from yonr fort, who eiti ma tea the da mage at from 1150 to $S(>0, requiring a delay of torn* t waive days to complete the repairs; the rente], while a In port is daily incurring an expense of from ??0 ; that tbe owner will go on and repair tbe vessel and boll yonr government responsible for the payment of tteixpenie* Incurred. A copy of Mr. Daniel's esti mate 'I terewith enclose!. I have aUo to remark that I presume the " MillUry Court of Inquiry ?' yon have ordered la intended to inves tigate tbe tacts In refer* noe to tbe oondnct of the officers or soldiers engaged in this outrage, and not intended to investigate acy point touching the reeponslMlitv of your gcverrmeot to the owner of Uiestiamer. If, however. T am wrong in this presumption, and ths proceedings of the touit ere to have aay bearing upon the question of the Uftbiiit? of your government to the owner of the steamer, 1 must, as the representative of the govern ment of the United Stat** of America protest against this r art; proceeding, and insist tha' we have fully ffUKHht i all the facta statoC in my co-nmiuicatton nf the 834 ahoitof ualntere?teil wit?e?see of tbe highest rispMtabUUy. and agsin to?lit upon the |<a?meit by your government of a'.l carnage "attained t'jr my cou*trjiran <a wnMu< nee of lii? outragre. Irimp'el hy nn esruHt tesire ttet >7<ih io^ultp aal op1r?Kfp may sot be repeated. sn4 ttat American el'i ?0' ir?y hai'e some further guarantee tfca* they will not he ir t?r?uj)te>! in thfir letttlraate an* !? w'nl pu'*<ilt? In tbe H?at Indies, I'enc cscd a ?opy of ti ? papers eje necUH with this affair to t^" HJ"- w ? M**ey. S#cr? tary of btate, with toe requeav ? demaod b? mad* ujun the Danish government fb.' 'J* iliimimJ of tin officer in command of the fort, aw ' in ti ma tad la m j letter 1 would do. With continued aaauran?** of m y am^p^irtd confi dence in your justice and friendship, I aifl, with great respect, your obedient aeirant, CH. J ? ITICT iM, United State* Commercial Agent. To hi* Excellency H. H. Bkbg, Governor of tit Thoma*. LKTTEK HO. II. GovnumzHT Hods*, Sr. Thomas. Jan. 10, 1865. Sib ? J have the honor to acknowledge the receipt o" ycur letter of yesterday'* date, claiming payment tor repaint and demurrage on account of the unpleasant u0?ir of the chip Benjamin Franklin. I need not assure you that it would hare been highly ccngtmal to my sentiment* and wishes if I at once could bate come to an arrangement of an object which you prera with to much instance on the government, but 1 have not the authority requisite, and the ease or Mid ship having, cn account of it* importance and par ticular nature, already been submitted to the tome govenmett, it will be unavoidably necessary to refer to the came also the matter of the claim* sow aet forth, which will be done through the Governor in-Chief with out loss of time, and with which 1 hope vou will b* sa tisfied. With regard to the Militaiy Court* of Inquiry pendiag, I beg to *ay that the objects of them are to ascertain tne facta and conduct of the military on the disagreeable occasion in question. Aware of the lively interest you bare evinced in the eecurity of the shipping and in prevention of stopping vessels by Bring at them, it give* me pleasure to add to thl* communication, that your view* and wishes will, I hope, be attained; and that measures are paitly taken and furthermore in contemplation, to adopt other regu lation* in order, If possible, to avoid (topping vessel* by the means of firisg at them. 1 have the honor to be, with regard, air. jour obedient servant, H. H. BERC. To Charles G. Hklm, Commercial Agent of the Unite! States, St. Thoma*. LKTTKB NO. in. Commercial Agkkcy ok tub Unitrd Status, ) Island or eft. Thomas, Jan. 11, 1865. J Sir ? I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your communication of yesterday, in reply to my note of the Bth iost , and have the pleasure to say that tbe course you have pursued in aubmitting the question of payment for repairs and demurrage to the home go vernment is entirely satisfactory to the owner and con signee of the American steamer Benjamin Franklin, aa well a* to myself, and truat the necessity which impels vou to |bls course will be understood and appreciated by my government. I shall enclose, by the tie earliest opportunity, a copy of the papers, not al ready transmitted, to the Bon. W. L. Marsy, Secretary of State, who will doubtless take such steps in tne premises as may te necessary and proper to bring this affair to a just and satisfactory conclusion. I cannot withhold my expression of gratification at le.v nirg that I have been partially instrumental in pro ducing a obange in the regulations of jour government which i* to result in s >rae modification of tbe praotije of itoppirg vessels by firing at them, by which the lives acd property of innocent persons are often placed in great peril. Permit me to renew my expressions of friendship, and to atsure jou that my confidence in the justice of the tome government has sot been impaired by any act of jour excellency. I am, sir, very respectfully, your most obedient ser vant, CHARLES G. HELM United States Commercial Agent. To hi* Excellency, H. H. Bkro, Governor of St. Tbomaf. Oar Bermudst Correspondence. Hamilton, Bermuda, April 20, 1355. Ttinity Church? The Weather and the Vropt ? TV Steamer Otprey? Departure of Treops?The English Weit India Fleet. Owing to the active exertions of Bishop Field, the completing of that portion of Trinity Church, in this town, which ha* for some time been erected, i* rapidly proceeded with, and the Bishop expecta to consecrate it on Ascension Day, the 13th of May. Tbe weather of late has been beautifully fine, and very little rain has fallen, which has afforded an ex cellent sea eon for th* ciop of Irish potatoes now ap proaching maturity. Some of the earliest have already been taken up, and a few barrels have been shipped. By the ecd of the month they will be plenty, and large shipment* will take place. Some lew tomatoes have al ready been shipped to the United States, and large quantities will piotably be sent by the next vessel that leaves. The steamer Osprey, Captain Chatham, leaves to morrow for 1'hllauetphia. the owners of this boat hav* entered inte a contract with the government of Demtrara whereby they agree to run a steamer monthly between Philadelphia and Denarare, which will call at Bermuda and Bar badoes. They are t J receive from Demarara 910,000 per annum, and they will, also. I auppose, receive the ?510 per annum granted (or sucli a scheme last year by our legislature. The left wing of the 54th Regiment, under command of Major Cox, left Ireland Island on Wednesday last, in the ttansportj ship William, for conveyance to Dublin to jo'n the headquarter* stationed taere. The reserve companies of the 26th Cameronians are on their way from England to these Ulanda in the transport Walter Morris, and are expected here by tbe end of the preaent month. When they arrive the full complement of men usually stationed here will be on duty. H. M. S. Boscawcn, Capt. Glanville, flijf ship of th* navel Cotiimsnder-in chief, in at present lyin/ at these island*. Hia excellency Bear Admiral Arthur Fanshawe, O. It., landed *oon alter her arrival here, and has taken up his reiidence at the Admiral'* residence, Clarence bill. A Wige portion of tbe crew of the Boacawen hav* been on leave during the past few day*. H. M. S. Calypso, Capt. Forbes, arrived last week, having ccme up bere to undergo repair*, in consequence of having got on ahors at Antigua and loat her false keel. H. M. S. Eurydhe, Capt. Tarlatan, left yesterday for Havana. B. M. brig Wolverine, Com. Corbin, left on Sunday last for Turk* Islands and Jamaica. H. M. ateamir Argus, Com. Purvis, left on Wednesday last for Halifax. I understand tbutth* court martial lalely held ha* ac quitted tbe oflicer ai well as the pilot of H. M. achr. Bermuda of all blame for the recent lo*a of that vessel. Poltcc Intelligence. ARKK.-T OF A COL'PI.K Of ALLKGED FEMALE SHOP LISTKH8? CHAHOH OF GRAND LARCENY- STEAL ING NRWSrAPEKS. Officer Brown, of the 9th Ward police, arrested two female* on Satur.'ay night, named Sarah Smith and Eliza Squires, charged with ahopliftlng. These female*, 't appears from the affidavit taken before Justice Dari sod, ot the frtconl District Police Court, went into the boot and shoe store of George E'y, of No. 09 Sixth avenue, on tbe night in question, and requested to be t>hown some gaiter boot*. The desired articles ware shown theae female*, but somehow or other, none of the gaiter* cculd be found to fit, and they were preparing to leave the store, when Mr. Elf missed two pair of boots, and at once suspected that the ladies had got possesion of them, but felt somewhat diffident about charging them with tie offence At last, however, getting his courage up to the sticking point, he made bold to ask them a question or two relative to the whereabouts of the m-s ing property. From the answers recSTveS the proprietor of the store becamo convinced that two accomplished shop liftera were in the store, ami accord ingly called in officer Brown. A search was then insti tuted. when the missing property was dinoovered con cealed her. eat h the apparel of the fair purchasers, and alto o variety of other article* , which are supposed to hate been dishonestly obtiin-if, consisting ot a straw bat, five pair of guitars, two pair of rubbers, a dress pattern, one ottrino shawl, a blue dresa, black veil, Slice of eoging, white shirt, glass cuadie stick, glass (.ttlt, two wlneglasse*, cliina cups and saucers, and a pocket book containing a pawn ticket. These articles are new in tbe possession of Mr. Murray, the clerk of the Second District Pollse Court, where owners are wanted for the property. Hooks were fixed to the under clothes and petticoats of the prisoners, to which they attached goods pilfered from the stores that they frequented; and thus could dispose cf a large amount of property, particularly boots or thee s, Without any bulk being discerned. The prisoners were committed for examination by Justice Lavlson. Andrew Custis was arrested by officer Trainer of the Eighteenth ward police, charged with stealing a gold watch, valor d at $40, a deed of the home and lot of the premises 440 Second avenue ; also a mortgage on some real estate in Williamsburg, the property of William O'Connor. Justice Davison committed this accused for etaminaticn. Patrick Coetello was taken into custody on Saturday morning, by officer McNulty, of the First ward police, with a bundle cf newspapers under hit arm, which it was supposed he had stolen from the various stores down town. Copies of the Courier ami Enquirer, Jour not of O hi mi 1 1 , Hhulp, and other newspapers, com posed the parcel The aceuied was taken before Justioe Connolly, at the Lower Police Court, who committed him lor examination. Tfcc^e persons who wl>h to prefer a complaint againit the iiccuted are requested to cell at tbe Police Court. Officer McCaakee am s ted Daniel Brasiel, formerly a clerk ia the employment of John Tioe. of 113th etreet, between Sixth and Seventh avenues, charged with steal ing 925 from his employer. Justice Davison held the accused to answer. Justice Connolly, of the Lower Police Court, has dia miaeed the complaint made against Silaa Smith fer high way robbery, after carefully examining into thimsrlt* of tbe case, and accordingly the defendant was dis charged from custody. New* by the MsilU. Tie Pittsburg W\rvni>lr, on the authority of a private letter, annouce* that the chol?ia has appeared at St. Ion is. Ite frient's cf the proh bitory liquor law of Massachu setts will hold a State convsstioa in Bcatoa on 'he 9th May. Gov. Gardner w:li preside. T;? small pox Is vt rv prevalent in Paducah, Ity., anl the Crcatl Court hsa been adjourned in coasfquj Samuel Wlltle, the genuine orisiaai confidence man of 1h'? ei'y las fceeo arrested In alhtny for borrow. ng t?n d< liars sr.d a gclri chain fram a atjrskeoper, (v. try him. Dramatic and Musical Matter*. Tra Opuu at the Academy of Made ?m very well attended during last week, and there was a very floe hoo?e on Friday, when "William Tell" wai played for the latt time. Verdi's laat work, "n Trova tore," will be produced this evening: In very fine atyle, and from the favorable opinions ei ^reined of it by gosd critics after the laat rehear**] on S?t;uday, it ia ?afe to ?*y tb?t it will nuke ? "hit." The e?it iaoladst Steffv none, Vestvall, Amodio, Brignoli and Rocco. It ia worthy of notioe that this opera in produced here in advance o' its performance in London. It 1* promised in tht* Coven* Garden programme. Niblo's Gaudily, we learn, will not open for It.wtan opeia until Monday, May 7, when "11 Barbiere dl Si\<1( lia" will be given, with Mme. de la Grange, Marini and Hot* re in the principal parte. At the Broadway Thkatrk, "Oorioianns" has been played through the week to fair houses. It will be acted again this evening, when Mr. Forrest commence* the seventh and last week of his engagement. On Tuesday he plays Spartacns in "The Gladiator." It is atatedthat he will be succeeded by Mr. E. L. Davenport and MUs Fanny Vining. Mr. and Mrs. Barney Williams will shortly p!ay an engagement at this house. At Burton's Thkatrk, nothing new was played laat week. The "Comedy of Errors," with pleasant farces, drew^ood Loosen. This evenirg "David Copperfield" is to be plajed, with Bui ten asMicawber, an} Hall aa Uriah Heep. ? At Wallack's Thkatrk, "ISopements in High Life," which has already been fully notised in the Hkrald, was the only novelty of the week. It will be played this evening, together with ? -Popping the Question." "Tit for Tat," an Olympic piece, from the Frenoh, of course, but said to be very well Anglicised, ia Announced for performance on Wednesday. It was brought ont ia London about two months ago, and was a success. At the Bowkrv Thkatrk, Mr. and Mine Charles have been playing a short engagement, terminating on Satur day with a benefit. This evening a new spectaole, which has been some time in preparation, and i* called "The Sieve* Temptations," will be produced. The scenery, dresses, ft c., have *11 been made for the piece, and it combines the attractions of the drama with the witcheiieaof the billet. Mr. Bobert Jones, the stage manager of the Bowery, has no superior in getting up pieces of this kind. At the American Mcseim the dramatic (elections for this afternoon and eveniog include "The Lady of the Lake" and "Ambrose Gwynett." At Wood's Mustrkls, No. 472 Br end way, a fine con cert prtgramme is announced for this eyening. The performance concludes with the colored version of the "Wandering Minitrel." At Bccklxy's, 529 Broadway, this evening, * version of Donizetti's comic oper* " The Elixir of Live" Is Announced. It ia to be done "In white" ? something new. Phila dklphi a i ? Mr. and Miss Charles commence an engagement at the Cheatnut this evening. We are in formed that, after this season, this theatre is to be razed, and * block of stores will be erected in its ' place. The citizens of Philadelphi* have subscribed 9180,000 towards the erection of * new opera house in th*t city. The committee which has bad the subject under con sideration report that the land and building will cost 9220,000. It is thought that the 940,000 required to complete tbe requisite sum will be readily obtained. The concert of M'lle. Kan and Mr. St. Albyn was so suc cessful that it is to be repeated next week. F. E. Bur gess is their agent. They are engaged by Mr. Buohland, for Montreal. BOSTON .?The Pyne English opera troupe continue to give operas at the Boston theatre. Mr. *nd Mrs. Bsrney Williams are engaged for fifteen nights at this theatre. Mr. J. E. Durivage appeared at the National theatre on Friday latt, for Mr. Fleming's benefit. Mrs. J. C. Froet las concluded a very successful engagement at Salem, *nd gives * reading from the poets, *t that pl*ce, by invit*tlon, on Saturday of this week. BrrvALO. ? Miss E Bridges is playing here. Baltimokx. ? Mr. S. Murdoch, brotlu-r of J. E. Murdoch, has made * favorable debut at the Baltimore Museum. There is no truth In the statement tb*t Mr. Henry C. J*rrett, manager of the above named theatre, has taken the Metropolitan thentre, New York. Menus.? Mrs. C. Howard closed here on the 2lst. Albany ? Mr. Clianfrau and Miss Albertlne have been playing at the Museum. Mr. C. T. Smith has opened the Green street theatre. Providkxck, K. I.? On Monday last Mrs. Forbes had a beieflt, uhen her pupil, Ellsa Hunting made he debut as Juliana. The Boston Gazette lays:? Between the pieces Mr. Oxley,on behalf of the citizens of Providence, tbe beauty and fashion of which olty crammed the house with a most dintingui audience, presented Mrs. F., with a ? ervice of plate. It consisted of oce very huge and another smaller aalver, a fruit basket, tta urn, ewer, sugar bowl, cream ewer and gob let? in all, eight silver pieces of most beaatiful work manship, constituting * superb testimonial, every way worthy of the donors and the recipient. The pieces contained the following inscription: ? ? 'Presented to Mrs. Forbes by ber Providence friends, as a testimonial of ad miration of her talents as an actress and of their high esteem for her as a lady." Charloitksvillx, Va ? The Boon Children are playing here, *nd the Republican t ays that they draw large au dlencea. Niw Orlf.a.vs. ? During the part Maiion two theatres in thin city bare been destroyed by Are. The American theatre was burned for the second time, last week. The edifice then destroyed waa built in 1840, and was for a time the most popular honae in Now Orleans. The first star engagementa in it were thoa* of Mra. Fitz vil l'am and Mr. Buckstone, and they draw full houaes againat Fanny Ellaler at the Saint Charles. At tnia time Ludlow and Smith were the managera of the American. Mr. Macready played there, and other good atara. In 1842 the Saint Charlea was burned, and when it waa re built, the managera of the American took a lease of the new Saint Charlea. They were not rery successful dnring the first two yeara. In the meantime, the American paaaed through several hands, and ruined seversl new managera, until at laat Mr. R. Place under took to manage it, and for several yeara was rery tuceessful. We remember that in on* aeason his net profita amounted to $12,000. TheAmeiioan, however, began to decline about the time the Varietiea waa begin - ning to loom up in the horizon, and deacended aa rapidly aa It had ariaen. It waa soon abandoned by the drama tic muse, and the horaes of Spaldlnj ft Rogers, the great circus men, were installed behind the acenes. I.ike all attempt a to convert a theatre into a circus, thia failed, and now the old American began to be conaidered very bad property. Its ruin waa completed when tho Varietiea waa finished; alnee then it has been for the greater time cloaed. When the galleriea of toe Orleans theatre fell, the fine operatie company of that establishment took the American for a few nights. But even the unequalled attractions of that company could not draw the people to th's once popular reaort. The lovere of music and the opera could cot relish the rich notes of Borgheae and Beitiai with such aurroundlnga and associations. Next, when the Varietiea waa burnt, the company of that es tablishment made an effort to revive the glories of the old .A net lean, but after a few nighte abandoned the ef fort In great disgust and with some loss. For the laat twilre or eighteen months the American has been eased to a German company, whieh, daring the summer and fall, played two or three times a week to very good honees, but foi some time past has been like all its pre decessors, doing a rather poor business. Sueh is briefly the history of the " Old American." Its destruction on Thursday night makes the fifth theatre which has been destroyed by fire in New Orleans within the last fifteen jearr. The old St. Charlea, the Histrionic Temple, th ? Varieties, the original American, and lastly, the earn* establishment rebuilt. The season at the St. Charle i Theatre clcaed os the Slat. Mr. Charlea Pope anl other < ( 'eft cn that evening for St. Louis, where Mr. De Be ' hss taken Batea' theatre for the spring aeason. Mr. Collins Is the Stat star, and Mr. and Mra. Bourcicault are engaged. Th* Gabriel Ravel troupe have gone to Nashville. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Howard gav* a benefit at the Pelican theatre on th* 26th for the widow of Red mend Rjan. CAUroBMA.? We have datea to April 1. Neafie was at MarjsviUe. Mr. and Mra Geo Chapman. Mien Mary and Ale i to Chapman, had gen* up the Southern mines, as far as Marijoaa. They performed on the 7th ult., at the atoi? (f O. Schroeder & Co., Spelling's ranch, and drew well at Dr. Kmscn's fairy, on the Tnolnmn*. They la tend going ss fsr as the Kern Hirer mines. Th* Robin son tamily were attte new theatre at Ca oma. Toe Ca lami* Lis mat !c Cotrpany, Mr Hen4r!?, mansg*-. was at rUcervllle Mra. Fldiea was in the c*rps. W. n Chaimrn, HamilVn, Con4, and Caroline Chapman, hart betn nt Urae-> ValUy and Nevada. Walter Lenin h*-l taken a benefit**. MarysviV*. The American, Han r ma c no was to he re opened hy Dr. Ppauiflinf. Fa rc hills aco Tf rr? ci are his artist and machinist, and Laura J< e t e. Mfsi'smt s Hio*an aid Judas ; Mftsen Leeasn, J. A fml't1, asJ * hestlelgb, are la th* a'aek. M-? fa to le Potter liad Mtt**p>l\i, < ret EJsaore. Religious Intelligent*. IN DEDICATION OF A N*1T CATHOLIC OTTWK'* ,v BBOOKLYN, THB bTAK OF THE 8*A? SEBJfO* *? ABCIlBIfiHOF 11VUIIK0. The dedication of the new Cathotfc cliirfch, on t W corner of Court and Le.?uer streets, Brooklyn, look plaoe jf HterOay. The ceremony wan performed by the reoent ly consecrated BI?hop of Portland, 1ft., Right Rrr. Dr. Bacon, Archbishop Hu^hen, and BMtop LougMloy of Brooklyn, being present. The cfflciatin g clergy were Very Key. Dis. Starr* and McCarron, Bet. Mr. McNierney, Master of the Ceremonies, Rer. Messrs. McCloekey, Rer. Dr. Schneller, and Rer Mr. McC.'nlre. The church wae crowded eren to the sanctuary, while an esger throng | beset the doors on every aide. Among those present we aotifed Dr. Ires, the recent convert to CathcHlotsm and (x Epkcopabaa Bishop of North Careens. The ctremony of dedicaxion has been so oft?n<?Worfbel that it must be already familiar to our readers, and we will therefore give only the sermon of the ArchUshop. The Reverend prelate took his text from the eighty-sixth Psalm, as follows:? JU MoVZ'th^''0/ tre.'" the h?"r stains. d?c1m of Jacob. " ?f Z,on ,bove ?" the tabc?< Glorious things *r# said of thee( Q Qty Q. remsmbitr the time, continued the Archil* hop, when v J? <ent fr?m tb# dweUln? <>? the Bishop of New York once a month to offer the holy sacrttce of the mass in Brooklyn. In the Interval which Lm elapaed between that dky and the present great cha-ifes haw taken plaee. When I And myself addressing only one pr. tic n of the flock of Brooklyn, and that so multitu hehnhi th* 1 turn my eyes to th. sanctutry, and ct cuh?;r?whomG<)dhM^intej to rni? ?"o church of this diocese, and another prelate appointed 22?."- tbM" surr<>unded by venerable priests, and these again accompanied in the ceremonial by per haps, the young neophytes of the sanctuary; when I ! lilt my eyes and look around and behold this beautiful and glorious temple of God, I feel that great char?s m *Te Uk'n P1*3? 8il>ce the period when a priost cme to Brooklyn to offer onee ta a month the holy sacrifice of the altar. Yes, dearly beloved breth' ren, great changes hare taken place, and other chaoge* in the continued progress of the city of God whose foundations are in tbe holy mountains, will take place frcm day to day. It i. not my purpose to dwell i? much detail on the triumph of your zeal and of your Cf !u,<y 1? *it3iDg the pr,ei,t who undertook the erection of this thurch. He haa completed his work so far: and 1 having completed it so far, the voioo-of God through the ordinary channels by which his will Is made known to man-espec'ally the order or the Catholic hierarchy? that voice calls him t> a nev, unseen, unknown field and whether he is to be surrounded there by faithful' members of the holy Catholic church who shall sustain and co operate with him-atd him as you have done-i, a problem; but there is no despondency, no doubt in any mind upon the subject. I would remark briefly that the impression which the very appearance, the eoiip cf'ail of this church has made upon my own mind is one ef grandeur. It is creditable to the pastor, who officiates in his new character for the first time in thin temple, erected much by his zeal and labor and solici tude; and whatever may come hereafter be hUs Lit L monument of that zeal and of hit* devotion in th] holv ministry. If you Inquire for that monumen' vou *uZ??itr \?. "oon'l-it la here; but it is not his alone it ia jour* also. Nor does the fact that ? . ?hurch is very much in dekt, in tha Ct 'rom th? WJnarka I make in reiranl to it for the pceple wbo have raised it thus far ;*U par its debts ana oomplote it A debt on the Catholic churoh under certain circumstances, ia not the greatest a} calamitiee; but what would be a calamity f?r y ou and and the sanctuary or this holy temple, would be to have persrns juacert between you and your priesthood aa mid die men tcuehmg with profane hand tha sawtulrj of i ?Ck. 7 "ould stand in awe, and sinking jour chJr-h {' llltt tT*1! "ft yK0Q had f,ee(1 u fr9,u reeponsi Tb*1 would be a calamity; but debt, simnlv debt, is not a great calamity? time and Catholic zeal you would deairs (o have 0 i' . ln tb" meantime, should be faith mii^fi ,* not p,rmlt men- well meaning men if jou please, but ioconuetent to atand between the clergy and the faithful laity of the Catholic church ? between you and the devoted pastor whom you so much ^ ^rtevefjthing can he^ompiuu 'd, and it Ih a mercy of tbe Almighty that lu this cans ilitfkith "li^1'teet probability* that your effort* wiil be thwarted by that un Catholic system which mikes laj men masters over God's sanctuary and God's he 'thl'r.w i u * ??tter for which you should rhnrlh ^' "T'kV' be!oved brethren, the monument which will in time 1 ' lu,0' UttJe consequence as compared with 5 I? ?JInbtl'jze*. ^nd what does it symbolize? The th?T^Ii i L ??.d'u "?ate? ofZion," which the Lord loveth above all thejtabernacies of Jacob. Ttiis it aj becauae, although it ia the church located on a oeitain .spot, and although it is ltaclf and not any relilfon th?t \hm '?"Oodhaa ao ordained his divine raigioa that the fulness thereof and tbe completeness of i?1*ion'' *nd ??cies, and revefatlons, and sacrament* are here, and are to be hers in this chu-ch just aa they are throughout the whole world. There Is nothirg in the Holy Catholic Church which is not in congregation? that is, a fulness or diviae truth the administration of the eacrament-s and the nrese >?e 01 ?,cc'e?if",lc*1 l?Temment which tbe of appoint* d for the government or this city or the earth. What are these y rhev are three whi.-h divine truth t as revealed? the sacramenti na channels ?J[ Rr"e?' the -'?8US Cfcrtst upon the cross, and the government of that church which preserves its unity Theee you are to have in thla new temple, and you need not go abroad U> find anything better than you have here or west, you may find yourself in the magnificent dome of St. Peter's, you m*y behold the supreme pastor there officiating. But tho.e are onlv L Uf dinrereBM- A? to all that is intrinsic in religion, you have it here- truth of revelation And i.?* ob^rT"' ln to this, that God has adapted his revelnUon to tbe nature of man as it is. If we had been of a different nature spiritually, the Al mighty. no doubt, stooping to our aid ln merjy, would have adapted the means or mercy accoriing to our na lure; but as it ia, thus he has revealed h s religion U> And 70,1 wnl ob??rv? <>** Pecu liar attribute of the human mind, that except when it is darkened by the clouds and vapo.a of man's pvislon *M th? co,ruPt bsart, it is always yearning "*? VqUir,e' tbe "?bject U truth; In allfl.!11'/!11/. importance it Is always uneisy, reachei a point that indicates csr 7 , A" the nature of tbe mind of man, and be t?DJT *1 . nature of his intellect, God has in his revelation stamped truth with the aea\ or certainty in hia church. It fa not, of course, possible for me no v to ft ,|U?,tl0n of thedivlnity of tbe church; hitfe ) 'u ,0 thAt 14 the work of Christ, ?i i J? 7 Ch/ist "PPointed it should'be: that it is au thorized by in to speak In his name as he spoke in fh, drttMt^ ,twould besomethiog the church "bich he instituted if it could ,h:i *t!H"r^TrBer' or ,,M'ak w,th u ,,ot?ble tongae, of , . V oomn,nn'c?ted to secure and render (table the convictions of the human mind. It speaka. ln poai?y*ne.s and aimpHclty? "Yea, yea; nay, nay"'--bat ThV^,uu?-~U^ .1 'p*.cuU"on 10 th? church of Go l. TTbe ministers of that church are not authorized t Kffive o? their own investigations in the form 2? 7 ?"'?"???, and our divine Saviour n T*! "*"! hj th* 'lth*r;and thus establish ing his own mission, be sent others? but he sent them nottogive way to 'peculation* as if the revelations o t God were a crude system of philosophy, but to teach the truth, all truth, as he promised to b? with them always It, Uierefore, you sre of curious minds? if yot* are of that temp? lament which would study and be a votary or tome of the sncient Psgan philosophy, or modern infldeli ? thMJlh,D8? "? to be found; but in this city or God, the foundations of which are ln the h.Jy moun tains, jou will not find much to gratify, your appetite for unct'italnty, or Investigation. Here is trutS? but coming from God throngh tbe channel which he has appointed. It Is not my truth, though I pronounce it? It is God's truth, and I am but the ShSOU,,fcdln^T.0lt ,Thu' ,n the hum. n mind, and bere it ia trulj you will observe, beloved bwthten how God, in the order cf his revelations haa adapted it to the actual condition or man. But man haa * r.*?*1 V weU M Bn 'nte.lect, and God ha* adapted his religion to the one no 1ms than to the other. How is It possible for you without religion and that communtci ted in the form of cerUinty as far aa God's word can make it? how could you fill np the eaynciUes of yon? heart were it not fur the truths that are thus derived. You can love, and that Is a sentiment wnich God baa implanted in human nature, to that yen cannot di'. est j ourselves of it. You can love yoor neighbor, jour frenr, the people of yoor country, the whole human race, and beyond that human raae, riae to the celential region and embrace ln tbe capacity ef your all treated spirits, tbe cherubim and lerajihisn, and when you shall n?.7 U ta^,t ?*nf" eeatlment you trill flni that 4a all theee there la not enough to til up the m#.V,?e & JO"* capacity, and that ia God alone is a subject of infinite love capable of filling th* capacity of your a? mast infinite love, showing the connection which Le ha. established withUwelHnd the b^man heart Thu* when you hear in this place Vt>.e myiUories of re-' ligion announced the doetrine of the Trinity, of the holy sacrifice at the maaa, ef the real presence of tfcn bcoy *nd blood cf Christ, of the fflSTrt ^.??r Ok f"T'cn*. ?a*n Tor our **ke-*ll taoae ?i^ trulia to 1* believed by the intellect Von *i)l not understand tj^m because tiey are mysteries but jou will underetsn-1 that God cannot deceive von ' there is tbe *at is taction for the K ?x ta satlsfieC jou win be attracted is " a ^.net L Mi ( f \ ' i ^ ar* POf>ao?sed with tfce li?e?R cf modern heresies aad infld-lltr speak of God being away nt seme inustnso dietance. wrai t un tn himself, perfectly happy and perfectly ind!ff,r?nt afcott busenn affairs Thus *a regard* man vou re? c?:ve tie A'srtgbty baa adapted hi, oar retire, im'talicw it to be eeld tbat beoauae yon t(*rtco?o <ke vriee ef God, en n thongi it eoiird in joi r ??-. 'fTeigh hi.mtiu chant's tfccrefer? w-iTire ff /o-.r ofir'on? M lajU fc'.'y . i' *2) understood that the nun who I v u?? 018 truth or God stand* highest anil al l ^!h|?" who mtke thit objectif n, you will ' S u dishonored in this .eaae; that aftl?ou?>? | > ? ???!? ? revt lation, they deny to him either va7a I dtJr ?* ?,.'.! ?? tr.i,umlt thlt revelation ? c.rlain truth th. ""tt11 all nations and through *11 time. And Venoe the/ themselves by the very desirs they hare to M In don?."s acknowledge they have lost the thread of coa nunKatlo." W'th the living God . because if they po* mmm' ?. 11 w?*1 not * """W to ???* i because when they gi\ e out th* of their " of Scrip ture they out onlJ ?P,niong and speculation*, aud the danger ?,f the ?*il resu ltln? from all this, is that the God of all It."111* li pi*?ente.i to Ihu.e who hearken to then ai a God or uncertainty. Thin in the result, anl it is on tbU aei.?UIlt purely, belvred brethren, thut for alt tho favtr* Hea^e" ha* bestowed on u. i we Catholic ought to b* bound fratltude for Ihe gift of faith. It la the gl't of God? G'od '? naaater of It? He ba? imp ried It to ns and we ougi/t beseech him that he will ei 5eao thit\'ift to thoae \ vho aregropiag in the midst of the ccati?di?Uons of human *p??uUt on. It the mean time, however our days upon earth are but few: let us en deavor w Improve them- -let us hearken with docility and Inrmtf.ti to the voice ot authority? the church of Christ- tat ue practice tke virtue* which the religion of .Christ impose)' upon us m ft por tion of ovr spiritual dewilenj let us be faitbfal and let oted In our attendance upon thoae Institution* tbre?i 'h which God operate* directly by the ministry of hi* a <?sts It is thus that by another sanctifluation dllV "ent from the outward ceremony or the day, vou' will' a ***? the pla^e worthy of God to whom it Is com-eor*. *d ; it Is thus you will correapond, in some measure; vrtt h the very title of tbls church, which la dedicated to- Mary the Unless, the daugater or !??, that sever was . aDT time under the dominion of the devil; aafl thle, ai *>? by a title which those who have travel) sd much recognize as peculiarly appro fixate, namely, ? The A ? of the Sea,"? Mary, the cither of redeemed Jbma ^Ity. Eve waa the natural mother, but Mary w&? It >? mother in the order of grcoe; not that she wan wj * more than a creature, but she waa the creature chorotri ">' Go<1 to be the mother of his livine Son, who waa to k 1 immolated for the salva tion of the world. Mary th? ?* '?bt, the beautiful, " the star of the aea, ' ' t) e unpolln* d. the holy, the faithful: Mary; who stand) out from' him nanity as one bright and particular star; and as m % TP to"*1 ?*PO?ed to tbs shipwreck :i of lire let ?T?ry Catholic heart be uplifted because Mary ris of ekrtb, she waa our mother? and, >e assured ti* '0Ted brethren, if you cherith this devwion, tliir Pl#ty towards the mother of God, you will just in- i *he ??me proportion be more aud more faithful to God. Mary is a creature; but then the solitary and exception*. 1 creature, who was appointed from all .eternity to bo- 'he mother of the *ord Incarnate. Aek of her to intsrc* 10 for us wlth divine Son; pray to her, study her ex* mple, behold her humility, her patience, e v*rj thin jjthnt the mind of him who contemplates ber life an l oh?w 'aeter, I will not say with admiration, but with awe and i dmlratlon min gled together. Bo faithful children- of Mary the Im maculate, the sinless Mary, who Is de*i ?n*ted in the inspired poetry of the church as " Th ' Star of the Sea " Then your presence will be an add Itlonal conse : ration of this temple? then vonr bodiea wil1 become concecrited, and then you will correspond v r'th the infl Lite mercy of ftod in communicating to you the certain truths of revelation, and confirming thorn1 n "-h the gift of faith; then you will be worthy disciple* ?' Him to whose honor tbia temple It dedicated, throo, ?b the pa tronage of the e7er glorious and bletsed Vir^h 1 Mary. At the conclusion ot the sermon, the mam was con tinued, and It was near three o'clock before ; the cere monies attending the dedication wore coneluded. The church is b\?ilt in the Gothic style of th. 5 thir teenth century, aad is capable of accommodating ' over two thousand person*. Tbe architect Is Mr. & ^ley, and the cost of its erection will, it i^i estimated aa 'ount to about loity thousand dollars. The pastor I* K*T Mr. McGulnness, through whose oxertions and tbos 9 ?f the Rt. Kev. Bishop Bacon, and the liberality ?f the Catholic community of Brooklyn, the new edifice i erected. Our thanks are due to tbe pastor for the excellent a -? commodations provided for the members "ot the pr."ft ?> although tto crowded state of the church rendered . ' impossible to obtain even standing room. City Improvement*. THE OLD TONTINH 1D1LDINO TO BH DWIO I. ItHIC Dk One of the oldest organizations of New York, and one which has drawn neir the termination of its existence, is the 'lontlne Association. Those who established this company are now tliose whose memory runs back *? the trjitg times of Revolutions! y date, when Wall street was filled with horee "tables, snd when ct Paul's church and the City Hall were cut of town. Tna Tontine frater nity was a >ott of a joint stock building asfoclatlon, but something different from the building associations of our day. There was Komethiog eocial *n the system upon which the Tontine Society was founded, that reuom aends it even to our times. It wai first established in the year 1790, and the groundwork of its organization wan, that all the stockholders, during the life of each, shoulu receive an equal share of the profits of tho associa ticn ; tut upon the death of each stockholder, his intortbt should revert to the remaining members of tho Society. The survivors, from year to year, should continue t? bold and receive among them sel von the profits of the concern till only four remained, and then the entire pro perty should be divided equally among this four, and the association be forever buried. This organization is some thing simitar to the play of *'Tlie I-aU Kan," la which six atucenta (greed to meet once a joar as long as any one of ihem lived, and over a glass of win? and a Dutch pipe recount the incidents of the past. Upon the death cf any odo of the club, the survivors, at each returning anniversary, were to place the mug of beer and the pipe at the <eat of the departed, as though he were a ive and momentarily expected to join the rest, and this annual meeting was to be observed till ''the last manV of the six expired: and according to tho play it wai so Lept up, although "tltft last man," when in the -'sear and yellow leal" of life, was compel ?d to meet for many yeara and tmoke h!a pipe alone, with thoso of his fcrmcr companions O'ng unused aroand him. Like this play, the Tontine As ociation was to continue, and meet from year to year, as long as four of them were left. Tho;e who organized the arsoc:ation wt re young men, who were entering into business jut-t as our country was recovering from the Mrugplo of the Revolut on. and who established this so ciety more on account of the fraternal feeling which it fostered, than for any pecuniary benefit. As we have pau', the society waa organized In 1790, and its roll list numbered seventy members. The subscription of each stockholder waa $4(0, or thereabouta, making the origi nal capital of the society something in tbe neighbor hood of $30,0(0. With this capital a lot of ground about one hundred feet on Water street, and tbe same on Wall street, waa purchased, and upon it erected, la 1702, the "Tontine Buildings." which have come down to the present day. This build lng is of the old fashion ed ityle. bnt substantially constructed ? not put up with tlie plaster and veneered walls of our day, but built stout and strong? not for a day, but for a century. It is four stories high, with attls and basement. Upon tbe spot of ground where the Tontine buildiugs cow stand, in the times of the Revolution was a buiding occupied by Cunningham k Wardrop, the first auction eers of tJ air period. The Tontine Buildings, from the time of their erection till now, have been rented out for various purposes, and within their walls have been car ried on almost every braneh of mercantile trade. They are now occupied by stores, and the upper floors are divided into lawyer's oUces. The profit# cf tho building have, according to the original agreement, been divided among tae surviving stockholders, year after year, up to this time These profits dnring tbe last twenty-five jtars have been very large, and the property is now very valuable. Of the orUlnal organization, all have pissed away but soven. Kach, U turn, baa played hia part la the great drama of life, aad passed oft the stage. Most, il not sll, of the original brotherhood have in their time becam? wealthy men, and distinguished in their rrs;<?ctivn branches of busloess? mainly mercantile Those who are left have retire! from the active puisuitJ of life, and, bending under the weight af jear?, their most pleasing rceolleetions of the past are those associated with tbe Toat'ne Society, In which waa banded together In broth hood the rivals ot their early days and the IrlendM of their long Hie Sine. One by one they have followed their oM associates to tbe grave, till at last oach can. feelingly appropriate to himself tha lines I feel like one who treads alone Some banquet hall deserted Its honors gone, its Inure Is de*'l, And all bnt me departed. It is now proposed by the survivors of thls^octety to tear down the present Tontine buildings and to erect new one* upon tho site. It can only be a few jeirs longer when the "last four" will divide the entire property among themselves, and the association no longer exist excep.-ia the annrJa of the city. Coroners' Inqerst ?riCIDB? VATAL ACOItKNT BY BBOWKIKO. A woman named Charlotte Preston, about 19 year* of aje, corns itted suicide on Saturday night, at her real it ace, No. 42 Baiter street, by taking a dose ot landa num. Tbe deceased had led a very riotous life, aad being seized with a At of melancholy, wa? induced to de stroy herself in the above mancer Coroner WilUelm held an irqnest uud the body of the deceased, when the jury rendered a verdict of "death by suicide." 1 be deceased waa a native of New York. John ?a?ey, a boy about 8 years of age, while play lag hetile tbe edge of a deep pond of ?ater. situated m a recast lot in the rear of tbe Dog ponod In Thirty first si rest, accidentiy slipped late tbe water aad waa drown ed wore the necessary afslatanse could be rendered. The body of the child was recovered In about fifteen m'nutes alter death bad tat en place, ana was ooareyed to the Twenty fiist ward atatUa house, where an ta queot was held by Coroner O'tWiaelL A verdict of ac e itt tsl death was r? nested by the jury. The parents of of the f'reeesed re?lde at No Mil First avenue. This Is the second fatal aecideat that has oeearred at this pond. ?aval Intelltflene*, V. * T> i'?d 8tat?* aloop-of war Oyane proseeded down Bostor ha her oo Baturdaj morv-nr. Her de~Uaetion 'iviotk-ewn bnt It la reported that -he la bfluB't f?r ' u" -.1 Mexico. The Klnnr jr N|car?|M Expedition. Ii1 *H* 1DITO* OF tub MV TOKK UlliW In eons *quence of the legal proceeding! which hire bMB Inatltu ,'<5 me in the United States District Court, no unfolded impression may be produoet in tW public mind that enterprise in which I am engaged may be frustrated c T materially retarded. It would not, certain^/ 1 ^ becoming, under ordinary circumstances, for a ma* undar indictment to anticipate the. sentence of the trlbun. before which he ia arralgw ed. But in view of the injui T which luch an impression may bring upon the inter#* ^ of thoae person! wit i wbom I am aatociatel, as well . m upon my own, and 1 ?iew of what I know to be the tr u? character of the ea terprise, I think myielf juatifled in -Hiking to axprM* through your column* my conBde ">? and alvised aaaur ance that the departure or the expo, iitlon can be delayed at the moht but a few days. I have nr.t, in any Heme, contempt ' ted a violutloa at the neutrality laws. No preparationa of a military na ture have been made by me or my a esoetates, and I have in all reepecta strictly complied wit b what may b? termed the lnitruction* contained in a leitar to me tram Ma. Secretary Marry, which haa already b->? laid before the nubile. Whatever partiea may hate initiated ttvae proceed ings, they cannot prevent the apeedy establi sbment of a thrifty and law-abiding community on the r '.eh loll of Nicaragua. Tbey may subject me to some . emporary inconvenience; but, aalde from this. I am grati 0M that an opportunity will thus be afforded of vindicating be tore a court and before a jury of my fellow countrymen both tne character of the present expedition a*4 the general right of Ameiicaa citizens, in p?ace aad for peaceable purposes, to leave American soil. Very re spectfully. H. L. KINNEY. Nkw York, April 20, 185S. The Mexican Insurgent Alvnrc* nad hla Aen pnlco M Decree." TO TDK BDITOB OF THB UBBALP. Washixutoic, D. C., April 28, ISM. I desiie to draw the attention of the editor ot the IlKKAi.n to the lojuatice done to Hl? Serene Highness, General Santa Anna, the one patriotic, and the one worthily enteemed and truly intelligent President *t Mexico, In an editorial of Wednesday, 25th tost., headed '?Who is the President of Mexico t" and to state in reply to the que.tion ttat the President ?' Mexico is His Ssrene Hl(?hne*i, General Antonio Ix>pex de Santa Anna, and that Joan Alvarez I. only a local revolutionary chier. And it is my duty, for public information, to make response to the H?*u> In reference to its noUce of a pretended ? decree .aid to have been Issued from a "barrack," probably arrack, [1'unch] "room" of the insurgent, or a* he is aometimoe designated, "revolutionary," Pinto Indian, Juan Alvares, for seme twelve months past desolating the isolated haciendas, and terrifying the inhabitants of the State of Guerrero, an extreme southwestern, an.l one only, of the many governmental departments of nation* ^The? Department of the State of Guerrero Include, the port of Acapulco, with a castle, the guns ' cattle holds the town at their merry. Tne castle being in poe session of the Insurgent, Alvarez, the * enabled to tyranlze over the honorable and 1 inhabitants of the city, and to exact of them, to their personal Injury and sa:riflce of their true interests, a coerced allegUnce to an illegal violence, in' the face of reneated proclamation! from the t.eneral President a ail executive at the National Palace in the city ?' Mexlcopro er. Juan Alvarer subsists his few predatory band* solely y extortion and pillage. Be has no othsr ^souree whateTer. The fctate of Gneirero is one hith.rtothe least prosperous and important of all the ? Mexico. Alvarez Is, therefore, necessan y the eause of immense additional unhappinees in it. He has bee* ?? sole impediment to making, for the benefit of the people, a naval atiition of the port of Acapulco. i The President and Cabinet of Mexico have been satui Oed so far to afford opportunity io the inhabitants of tao State of Guerrero to influence Alvarea to return to nie duty, under tha proclamations of generous clemency ana pardon, issued with that view. Alvarez la an old man, swayed, in a moaauje, by vounger traitors to the na tionality. He iscbdurate, however, and malielout; ana notwithstanding the patriotic intentions of General Santa Anna, as developed In hie eloquent mant , esto ot 2d February, announcing a deeire for 0 nfect tranquility, with the intention to base spin its L 'Tint an organic law to be sgieeable to the sentiment* d wishes ot the whole of the people, AlTareisurUlT rt, rails obdurate, and subject.* the nationality to trean tr!1 la at home, and continued insult from the newspaper ak>Th e chief object of the national forces of M^tlco,' tor ir>sn\ months past, tas been to defend the States of Mexit o adjoining tbat of Guerrero, so as to Isolate A* varez . and Acapulco from the balance of the repubne, rather than waste the nation il resources by positive oc curatic n of the State of Gutrrero itaeir, which wonW entail \upoa the people additional misery to that to ?which ?th?y are already subjected by the scanialon* deliane# by Alvarez of the whole of the suffrage of the nation A s demonstrated by the unaaimous electoral voti of Decenn'wrlaat . Juan Al versa Is an "insargent," and there can n no ' powei in him vested" or "national right ?uor evtn as a "local citisen" to laasue a decree "to constitute t be port of Aca ?ulc o, on the Paci Rc , a, winter rendeavowj for whaling" or any ?th*r "ships of friendly natoena. Alvarez is not known to "nations." Hf is scarcely Lnown except an a troabler of the country's psace.even In Mexico. . m w. The port of Aeapukso already ie. or soe a will P"* ui der strict blickade by veeaeis passing fp om the Atlan Vc round Cape Horn to the Part Be, a* ,d any vessel* induced to take up a "station" in A* ^P"!00;. the decree of "Alvarez will be ltabto to dntlee charges established by the national srnment at ?? ""in ' '"be meantime, using the port whHe in poaaession of the insurgent Alvarez, aud while it ia rur under bloek ade the ships of friendly nations are pr obably exempt from the rajinent of all " onerous ' chni gej. even thoso threatened to te exacted under the giual ef the fort. by Juan AlTarez, in hia said decree Uvitinf veasels to tho Pt'As' the Herald inserts the very fooUel i decree of AJya rez, and comments thereon, for the r.po z al information of the mercantUe and shippinf co?mu oity. while tho writer cannot but exptess sutfriso i .h?.t the H**al? Thould deem such Insurgent decrsoof any conaenuenco ibat?ver vet, lest by accident the ' '? mercantile and slipping community" should be led ml o error, either by the decree itself, or the terms in which it is aUn ded to by the Hkrald, I officially antho rl'ed to say that the stated decree of the local Mexican laani ? nt Alvarei, in referenci-to I aaking the port of AeeDuleo a whaling station fcr veai els of friendly na tiw? on the payment of certain d?? s and port charges io h m the said Alvarez, baa, and can have no foeon ' r as a Mexican national leaf -ort regulation. For the prsper Information ot ton American publie, I 7^ SantaAnna the present and. '^"aly " dU^nUhjd terminus of Palace with branchea darting payfullv iheaee into every other dTatriet and city of the l^th railroad would make Acapaloo one of tbe^ wealth ie?t and happiest seaports, of the RepnMte. Alvarez, aware of this notablo wish of tha PreaidentoC Mexico to add to the comrcorcial and othsr peaceful glo ri.<s ?.f the republic? Alvare*, the Ignoble an-4 'ojuriona interrupter of his nation's repose, and l * ^ 3olo^misotn >,!? and uu i ust barrier to'thanation s perfect tranqulJlty b , * , ""Jn, he would lose Us own hitherto. domineering ne re onal sway over the s lapta inb abi ta jU .sftbe 8 tato3 ruerreri'r. in prUatorTSrrns solely to pr.v^t the penceful 'consummation of ^ Jt^d^th. CS-S desired to te set up anJ perpetuated by the Mexican ^Utrlli be permitted for * ie**on for the inbmbifcjaiJ of the Stmte of Guerrero a?dlf thl Port of th* wee to the enlightened, Indomitable and elrlnge^ly ex ercieed honesty of Geaeenl Santa ^Aana, for ove: 'J? TJJJ* (Uu nawrnit and ADljUBR U'l deVO^fl IWTIHI w , wiaher as well as stsadfaat and truiMel defendei in ?1 gency of his nation a pieetlge and hooer. , It la sufficient for the preaent, to WuUy M* ,A t,WA_ that Tna v Alttrez. the iaiuig^nt tritt* t4> natriotic influence, luatre and atoWUU of thn hUA?iSSS;' moDr^Ua chief. HU daoree U a nullity, mwjw Politic nl latslUgcno*. At a nietling of the squatters of Grand Nemaha, ? ??->' braska Territory, on the 38th of March, the foil J* resolutions were introduced and unanimously a*>pt< -e Resolved, lhat in vies of the untiring sent nest devotion to the rights and Interests ?t ?c.|le?. * i he public domain, exhibited bv ^heHon3avidK# chiton, oi Missouri, and hin hish qu al ifioaiojas . cordially submit his nameto Ao PfP1*^ Cfca* - M their candidate for tht Preeidecey inWM. Resolved, We nominate Isats Touts j, of Ooaaeer icut, fc3 the Vioe Presidency in 18M. ?n>srs Resolved, We recommend to our brother sowers ? Y, ansas and Nebiaaka. to c?)l mce'.iaga. and pnt tie ball in motion." . r* " ? " ' -- Master at UilW. of holding to.,M 1 ,U,t' L0^a^^c-. .bouirUT. Amerisn. 1 " M loeg one of th. Ju' -fi ? 1,,e Hon. courts cf Illinois, an'"4 ,ub*. the Orcnltand P?P'? p . 0,?r:?tate ',<* Jailr, i'f ^ lie C?S Cou?t of tte J^eoond Judicial cXroatt af ' T>?a*i!u ?emp'raBee men of New Tlr ^?wiok N. b.Tvl.Vc.UtTf.r fa/or A. V. Behen tv. rjocineati Gat fit.- asya that Wllliata <>. who was DOw'aatOO 'orCne^^^ the d?n>a natMkN hM teeiiMs H*#?e?t!>t | ; w?r??b with '.ht v o'.'bt sjifr.r n*i o' *me- t? 1 a ?'?*.

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