Newspaper of The New York Herald, May 10, 1855, Page 4

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated May 10, 1855 Page 4
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NEW YORK HERALD. JAMKS GORDON BENNETT. PROPRIETOR AND EDITOR. OFFICE W. COUNE* OF NASSAU ANB FULTON 9T. Volume XX AM L SEMEN ;9 Til 18 EVENING. BROAPWAY THEATRE, Broadway? Charity's Lovb ?Two Rokkvcastlkm. BOWERY THEATRE, Bowery? Miller or WiiBTJTOsit ? 9?r*f r?Mi ri rlO.N*? I'Al'l tub Foaciibb. BURTON S THEATRE, Chamberi ?tre-t? Youthful Bat b or Lons XI V.? W akdebiko Minstrel. WAI.I.ACKS THEATRE, Bro?dw?;r-lli.<>pEMB"rrs in Biuh Litb? Popping ih?Qi'iithi?-11i?ii? tha Dark. METROPOLITAN THEATRE, Broadway? Bayadkiik? Naval Engagements. AMERICAN MUSEUM? AlUrnoon? Fi.yino Di tchmin. EuaTAcn*. WOOD S MINSTRELS? Meohanici' Hall? 172 Broadway. BUCKLEY'S OPERA liOUSE, 539 Broadway? Bvck ?n'; Ethiopian Opera Troupe. CHINESE ASSEMBLY ROOMS, 5S8 Broadway? I'ahO *a*a or Evkort and Sieoe or Sebastopoi.. PERU AM" S BURI.ISQPE OPERA HOUSB, 663 Broad way? *THCOriAH Opera T ROCPi. ? Hew York, Thnnday, May 10, 1850. Wo. 149 The News. The arrival of the Asia's mitts plaoai us in pos session of tie fall complement of her news. There in some points in the additional details thus re ceived wuich are dessr ring of remark. One of their most important features is the fa it that the latest advices from the seat of war arrived in London by telegraph direct from Lord Raglan's h?adq carters, the line between Baiaktava and the War Offioe in Downing street being at last completed. Thus oommunk atfona can now be hourly kept up between Lord Panmure and the Commander -in. Chief in the Crimea. From a reply made by Lord Palmerstoa to a question pnt to him 'in the House of Commons on the 2^th, as to the contents of a despatch received from Lord Raglan by this channel, it would seem that, however advantage oua tie facilities afforded by the new line may be in a meteorological point of view, they will further bat little the operations of the war as lo?g as L ord Riglan holds the cliief com mand, the Premier alleging as eu exsnse for his witholding the deepttch that it did not bear at all ?pen the que alien. By the last accjurts received in London ft would appear that tbe allies had gained ground considerably. The ambascadea in front of the Central Tower bad been osoupied by th3ir troops after some desperate fighting, and bow form put of their line of works. The advance thus made is described as being most Im portant, as the ground oc upi?d by the Russians in front of the Mnmslon tower pepara*?d the two divl ?ions ef the Eoglish left and enabled them to end lade bcth. It is added that tbe French guns hai completely crushed the Flagstaff battery, and that the front of ttc Quarantine tower had been en ttrely destroyed. Tne French had aueceeijd in tracing and digging the trench of tteir fourth pa rallel, which brings tl-.era close up to the Russian work*. Thsse statements, however, conflict with tbe contents of Prince Gortchakoff'a last; despatch, which covers most of these operations. We have no fulkr details of the sanguinary cor Hicts of which they are said to be the result. It is now certain that the Vienna Congress has adjouncd sine dit. Ln the House of Commons on tbe 24th, Lord Paimcrstoa mtde a statement to thai t effect, in reply to a question put to hia by Mr. Bright. From the explarat on of the English Pre mier on that occasion, it would appear that the con ditions insisted upon by the allies, asd cn which the nogctiations broke off, were that Russia should either reduce the amouut ot her naval force in the Black Sea or that that sea should be declare! neu tral , and all ships of war be excluded from it. No counter proposition was irade by Russia. Lord John Bautll and M. Drouon do L'Huys hid left Vienna on their return home. The French Emperor and his consort re turned to Paris on the 67aniug of the 22 J. The brilliant reception given them in Eagiand had made a maiked impression upon all classes, even the most hestie of their subjects. Pablis feeliag is tbe departments seemed to b? greasy grati fied at the ecthueiism manifested towuds tacni. From a semi official statement In the P*rn Consti ttuiunuel, it seems now pretty certain that the En- , percr will prcc-red to the Crimea. His camp equipage was in course of preparation, and his de panure was stated to be fixed for tho 10 ,h of May. From one of our private letters wo learn that pre vious to the Emperor's quitting England, it had been agreed at a mee'iog of tho Cabiaet that, although all miLta*y j-la; s were to ba sub mitted to a csurcil of war, the Eoaperor's will was to be omnipotent in all the operations of the campaign? in other words, that he was to be the sole oommauder of the allied forces. Toe Imperial decree dated from Windsor Castle, appointing Ad miral Htmelin Minister of 11a i*e, in *>lace of M. Dacos, had been coanuntai upon as a singular revolution In the fortuhes of a man who a few years aince would not bo allowed to put a foot withla the precincts cf the royal palace. The Constitutional admits that Rawia has so Su succeeded in the Vienna eonferesoea -ib to b^eak down tbe threaten: d hostility of Austria, which probably was as much as she hopid f ir or desired from these iegatlatbus. The general Impression in Paris now wmi to bs that Austria, Prussia, aad tbe swaller (German Hate*, wi.l cca'esce iu au aimed neutrality. , Queen Victoria will not visit Pvris until Sjptem. ber next, when the itduotriil o-iz-n will be a?*rd ti. Ob'/ omcty Auseilcji ?x>ihit rs h\73 app'iftl for epso*. Fi?m tfa'rid tho opw? is ir^vgr?. Oao of cur C6rrrs]>:ndet<s states thai Ger-er&l Concha had re" mitte 1 a million and a hair cf ,'o'lars In bil'a of ex change for the equ:pmu ' of ihe raitfo?-33m:nVi about to be s?r>t to C ibs. "be publication of tho Ostend correspondence lad p o uc d a most ex cltirg effe-t upon fbr pnbMc m'nd. Mr. Sould wa? Mt, of ccutae, hfu died with gloves in the costam taiie? of toe p'ess. *?e learn fnm 6cpen- 9&ai< th?t on the llth lit. fJoYnsl Bedinget had an f.ffinlsl Interview ?fith tb? Do&iah UinisUtr of Foreign Affairs, in which he de Uvtied the formil int'ee of the *e?Mtiou of the treaty of th?*6lh April, 1?26, bs'.we?n the Uiitod BUteo and Denmark, after tbe hp?e of the stipu lated tcim of twelve months from the date cf the cottce. The American Anti-Slavery Society cilab ated Its 22d Mniveroary, by a grasd gathering of the f?.ith ful at the Metropolitan theatre, jest rl*y for-n-^n. The old spesken-Wm. L'>jd Gn-rii-.n, W^ndel' Phillip*, Theod re Parker, the gentle Antolaotte Brown, aid a distinguished colored orator? were present, and indulged in th< u*ual dUunionirt speech ?? tor which the le^d^rs of fii-i society are famous On tbe part of Mr. Paker there was a very iniero t irg dissection cf politica' putijs, wlih a diagnosis of the various ailments with which they ars afflicted; in which operation ho very clrarly deaonatr?ited toe identity of the anti alavery and free soil parties with that of the Know Nothing party. It will be an in fiti active kffon for our Southern brath*en to "read, mark, learn and inwaidly digest." la U?e eriniag Senator Sumner ir livcred a It-ctuie b >fbre the sanoe ?ockty. In another cV.nmn wlil be found the cecoad day's proceedings ot tbe convention of colored people. It i< is very fuBcy ar.d ver/ irtfrcsting, showing human catnre in airne of incurious phases. Fred. Douglass is accused of br-icg ?alae to abolitionism, asid tbe American Ant, Slavery Sjcie'y 1s charged with be'ng merely a mutu J ad u ration society. O ir geport will repay peiu-al. Tbe American Baptist Home Mi jsioni'y Society m?t in the>oat Bipt'u*. Ch'i'ci, J?tudW, ?a* l"W "">T |ld?, *?* - rf Hrt L. ?. rI." jtSEJLSii*-.-' ?? *v b?it D?v, of Ui ttord, Com" alw*. *ho LMb?. o SU L.Ue-t It !wij- to wl> MDdr ? to '???? ? ' "T"J cnh a small bilanot on hand. rae loca ioa of the society, aftar a removal fr m Nassau street la tan city was muoh discussed, a\d letted oa by a 8 trial c-miuittoe. Church building bad made muca po&eu dating the year. Many member! leave v* div for Chicago. The American Sweieaborgian Prio.log and P-io lithing Soc:tty met last eveniug. Address we e delivered by Rev. Messrs. Barrett aad PrcsbUk. | The aauual leporU represent t -e society aa U a flourishing condition, and tae efforts tiwarJs untea 4. ing the doctiit ea of Emanuel Svedcnborg ha* 9 r^en very buactsai'ui. Oar report whl be pabi'.sbtfd wo morrow . _ Fail and interesting reports of al? a djaen otker &a?mn.aiy metlinge are puonahed ia to-**'? pa per, to which we hive uo Bpace fur a more lar reference. . t .. The Recorder yesterday ren*? red an important de cision in a case ot telling H&uor without lljenje, which wo publish clbewh.c?. No peoaKy can b3 imposed for selling liquor without iictnse at t*e present time, and the defcndaut was therefore da charged. I Tb? Cftr?on Lcftgvit held i rwctiag lft'^1 nigat, 1 its speakers anueauced their intention of pro I secnting every violation of the new liquor law. Ia the Sixteenth ward alone they have leported over 1 two handled cases of illegal M-^uor wiling, a.l of which tbey intend to prosecute according t3 U w. A stnei of public meetings are to ne held, 30 as to form associations in every ward in tbe city to en force the prohibitory law. So. tbe liquor dealera bad tetter be prepared for a vigorous attack upou them and on tneir traffic. Toe Com miss loners of Emigration haze deter mined to take pcsstsslon of the Caatle Gardeu im mediately, and it is likely that tm'grauts will be landed there during the coming week. It appears tbe Garden is State properly, and was ceded to the city until such time an it wou.d be advisable to tree it for public purposes. As tbe Commissioners are act ng uaitr a Sta^e law inprovldiuga dock ftr emigrants, they argue that tne city cannot take it from tbnm, Bhould they feel so cisp osed. I rom a statement made by Commissioner Kennedy, at a meeting of the Board yesterday, there is reason to believe that the American Consul at Antwerp is ia flueaced by improper motives in his charges against the ship Leopold. It is said he illog diy charges a fee to Bhlps for a certificate of good character, and that th<ise who refuse paying tbe fee are Bubjejt to lis disploatm-e. Henca the caarge againit this Last evening tbe Committee oa Fire Departanat of the Board of Aide- mien held their final meetiog, at the City Library. Xfee new Board or Fire Com mit-sioners, created by a recent act of the Legisla ture, will hereafter transact the bu-iiness heretofore d )te by this committee. Alderman Howard, of tie Sixth ward, the caairman, has, during the time he held tais posiuoa, given general satisfaction to ".he fherafD of this city and tbe publl J a", large. One excellent reform introduced by Aldorncan Howard was, that t^e m^etin^B of his commute wero open to the puMi;, and thaf. he announced his decisions with promptitude. Iu the Board of Aldermen list evening a cornnu nica'ion was icceived from the Coautrol'.er In reb tkn to the paving of Faltoa and Graad stres.F. Ste our report of proceedings. Some roatiaa bwi atts wits tiai.8a5ted, and tbe Board adjourned to Friday tv?.nlcg at 5 o'closk. In the Board ot Cmncilman last night a lii'le fan was made a. the expvnse of tbe Milne Law, Coaa c'lman Seeley t.fferlng a res^ation appropriating I ot e and a half millions of dollars to bn'Hd a jad for the fitteen thou sand who would bs i?urned out ot bufeineiB by tbe Maine L**, aad .beiime "law con veitcd criminalB.'- Nothing mare or interest was d Xbe gale of yesterday waa very severe from QOiiheast. The st-ianflbip Hermann, arrived from Bnfcec and Southampton, reported ?eeing a num ber of large vessels bound in hove to ofl'saore, tbe weather being very thick. Tbe Sound steamers I were behind tbfir usual time ol arriving. We do tot hear cf any dfcas'ers along tbe coasi. All tbe ontward bound steamers went to sea. The storm extended aloig the Atlantic ssaboatd and s;me into the interior. A*. Ilazeltoa, Pa., yes terdcy moming, snow foil to the deplh of four incbce. We do net leam of a-oy damage to tbe growing fruit, cxcept at Cincinnati, where the vineyards have suffered badly. Cotton was active and firm yesterday, wit'a sales of about 5,000 bales, part said to be in transitu. The market closed firm, at about the following quc taliote:? Middling uplands at 9Jc.; do. Florida at 10,'c; do. MobUey, at lOj, and New O/leans aud Texas, at lOjc. Common gr*dcs of flour aud grain advanced about 12fcc. per barrel. Small lots 3outh tm write wbeat sold a- $2 55 a $2 UO. Iailan cora waa a; ain firmer. White Scuthera sold at $1 10, end jellow was hs'd at $1 1~6 ; and 30,000 boihsls WftsUrn m xtd b: Id to arrive in July at $1 pe; busl el. New me*s pork was np 12^c. ptrbarrtl, v.hi.c other provisions generally were fiim. Acuurp tbe engag^nif ' w Li 9 et pool vve'e cotton at 0) i ra es, and souit lots cf provisions. About 500 a GOO ba'ca cf octton were taken for Havre at cent. Tie Kaow Nothing ">tate Coar,ci' w.^ iu session atSyiBtua yes'trdny, bui their preceding* were s tic J j piiv&te. goi.ftior? Wllaon inifl Sumner 011 tli? ftlavrry tincttlun? * rnilttl nnd Pcill&u* TtmlriicUt of llir Nm Agitation. The late speech before our city Anti-Slavery Society, of Senator Wibon, of Mas-achnsetts, wbich we published yeeterday morning, :iud tli? speech delivered at the same placo la>i night on the some subject, by 5Ir. Charles Sum ner, ibe Senatorial c>ilieagr?e of Mr. Wilson au abridgmen4 of which w publish this morniag, ? ate well worthy of public atteotloa. Were there ]km feet peace find corcotd now existing bttwrcn tfce two necUons upon this vital issu?> if slavery. these violent and seditious abolition ooiburstf, even fiom United States Senators, might be regarded as the Idle wind: but at. this crisis Ibey aie ominous ot impending trouble und danger. The nimiitice of 18"?0 upon the slavery question bfcs been cancelled by this administration, and the war Is renewed. The react'onrry remits of the late Northern else tions have given a formidable momentum to the anti-slavtry alliance, anl the old trouble, Hbich ITeiiry Cby and his associate peacv makers hail vainly Imagined to be reconciled, is again upon us, in a shape more palpable and fearful than etcr before. The ?pn(ch of Suinner, excepting the ram pant abolition spirit which pervades it. doe* not amount to much. I was a general oration of tmnf cecdcntal philosophy and mock phi lanthropy of the sophomore order, smooth and flowery, but exceedingly thin and diluted. The rpt ech of Wilson, on the other band, Is full of matter? the most able and powerful combination of acts, fact', dates end figures, which, we da? e saj, Lave ever l>e(n grouped together in so 'hort a spice. in support of this unholy and treasonable Northern anti-slavery movement. Tie contrast wMcli he draws between the fteble and de'ponoing anfi-slavcry societies of 18.15, ard the bold. bristling, boisterous and trium |ihant anti slavery reaction of lKY>,i<? certainly Ir dicative of any thing but sectional pea cc and , harmony for the future. This reaction la truth, the paramount evil of the day ^ .s tjJ(i aimed enemy taking the tiell to et0p ex_ tendon of the politica" power o\ the SjQlh) aad U abolish its peculiar and P preserving in stitutions, in the fu;e of all tne perila JU_ altera inat may follow ^ j be anti slavery platform which Senator AN iison lays dow 4 js UUqQestionably the most feasible aiid pr >ftcljcai could be devised for battening 1' ^ 0f great republic. With ail ^ zefti ot' a lanatio, he combines the me the ^ system of the man of action and ^u" jkbb. Such a leader of the anti-slavery * jcievies is poritively dangerous; whereat, tho savings of such inlidcl and fanatical ultras as Lloyd Garrison, Theodore Parker aud Mrs. Rote are harmless, from the excessive impu dence, the atrocious absurdity, and diegustiag incongruities of their theories, dootriues aud purposes. Wilton proposes to take tilings as he tinds them, and to get at the citadel of Soath ern slavery, first by carry iDg its outposts, then by puttiDg it under a Nortu. ru blockade, and by gradually gapping and undermining it, as iu the processes of a regular siege, fie pro poses: ? 1st. To repeal the Fugitive Slave law. 2d. To abolish slavery iu the District of Co lumbia. 3d. To organise the North against the admis sion of Kansas into the Union as a slave State. 4th. To carry this issue into the approaching Presidential election. Oth. To repeal the act of 1807, under which the slave trade between the States is carried on. 6th. To abolish all laws making any distinc tion among individuals on account of color. This Echedule covers the whole ground. The first two or three propositions, if carried out, will be quite enough to drive the South, "peaceably if they can , forcibly if they mast," into a separate confederacy. Taking this speech, therefore, in connection with the corresponding anti-slavery spirit and movements now prevailing throughout the North, we repeat that there is danger and trou ble impending of the most fearful character ? trouble between the two sections, which will re quire the exercise of the highest qualities of pa triotism, courage and prudencc to pacify, and danger of the direst calamities of disunion. Be fore their adjournment, the other day, .the members of the Pennsylvania Legislature unanimously approved the doings aud po licy of Governor Reeder in Kansas. The democratic administration organs of the North stand all of them by Reeder, while the Seward journals here are demanding a de tachment of the United States army to aid in repulsing the Missourians l'rom the Territory. These may be but straws, yet they indicate the drift of the gathering storm. Whether the next step towards the settlement of this issue of squatter sovereignty iu Kansas is to be a war in the Territory, or an agitation in Congress leading to its abrupt dissolution, we cannot divine. Both contingencies are possible. Un der this miserable, equivocating aud shuffling administration, what else can we expect, brought suddenly up, as it is, to the dreaded alternative of confessing its treachery to the North or the South ? It were idle heje to discuss the abstract question of African slavery. A word or two will suffice on this general issue. Voluntary or involuntary, it is the inevitable fate ? the fixed law ? of the black to be the servant of the white man, especially where the two races live toge ther in the same commuuity. Living thus to gether, freedom to the black man is a myth and a mockery, for the real condition of the libe rated fugitive in New York is generally worse than that of the recaptured slave returned to Georgia. Yet George T. Downing, one of our most intelligent "colored Americans," (re nowned for his fine oysters,) bitterly as he com plains of his disabilities here, prefers them to the equality and full measure of liberty which await him in Liberia. He can't abide a black President. So with the slaves of the South ? they are happier under their white masters, and feel themselves identified with higher rela tions of government and society than they would be under the black despot of Haytl. Doubtless they would like to be placei on aa equality with the whites, North and South; but under this arrangement Cuffee would become an in tractable vagabond and loafer, as in Jamaica; or he would ferociously rise for the ascendancy, as in St. Domingo. All this abolition cant and rant, therefore, upon human freedom, in con nection with the black race of this Union, is stuff and nonsense. Cu (lee's destiuy with the white man is servitude, enslaved or emanci pated ? apart from the white man it is birha litm of the African typo. Ihete are three million? of hlavcs iu the South. Cider our present institutions they are useful to themselves, their masters, to the South, to the North, at.d to the ? orld at 1 irge, for they clothe the world with cotton.1 Bat tho usefulness of thi,- cla-s and the nafoty of -he white race with which 'hey are associated, de ptEd upon be relauou-* ol a 'volute control and implicit obedience. To the people of the South, therefore, (the people as define, i in thb consti tution,) this question of slavery con&rehend ? vcij thing? their property, their booSes.. their individual safety, und frhe lives of the'? wivc^ and children. And what are constitutions aod unions, or the glory of a common origin and a common destiny, If under them ihe citizen is threatened with the horrors of a servile insur recticn nrd lire and slaughter! With these peril? confronting him, be must fail back upon tbe '-higher law" ^of s?lf-pre*ervutiou. And what guaranty of eafety, in view of this extending Northern an l-slavery move nunt, have the South of their future safetj in the Union? Nothing, except that balance Of power ahich they have thus far been able to conmand in the United States Senate. Aud having ro security of the continuance of this breakwater, exept with the addition of ano ther slave State, they have the right to demand it, . nd we ha've no right to refuse it. In the meantime it is becoming as clear as tbe son that unleFs the Know Nothings, North nrd South, speedily organize themselves into a a homogeneous, national oiid constitutional patly, the campaign of '."G will degenerate into a scctional sciub race upon slnvcry, fall of tho elerenls of discord, confasiot^and disunion. Let ihe Philadelphia K'.ow Nothing National Council rf June act accordingly, or codec, t to I be scattered nmoi-g the treacherous and clash ing factions of the Lour. Gtn. Wilson says i that this new American party must die unless j it shall co-cperate with the anti-slavery move- : ment. We p-*y that it cannot live without rc- i pidiating Wilson and hi? whole tribe. L*t ! lime dceide between u*. . j The Academy ot Music ?g?ta In Hot W?tcr. When the recent junction between the ? ^ ! Opera tioupes and'tbeir consolidation in*^ cne , posciful compmy, at the Academy 'j I was announced, we had every tev . hpliovo i that all frnther trouble in thr q^rter WaS at 1 an cud, and that Italiar^ Qpera m,ght bjj considered a settled 1 ^ftitutioa amongst the laokiouabltf otrclefl ^ New York. It torus out that this was a T^istske. Ever since the first contract WJ>'g signed, in the last hoar of the last | day of tbe last ?,cek, between Mr. Rowland, the | capitalist of the Niblo troupe, and the commit tee of the Academy, it 6eems that nothing but j jars, difP.culties, per onal recriminations, ex- j plufcloiva, and imeutes ol' every description, has resulted from ttie fusion all teuding to the general break up of the whole concern. The artists, the agents, the ch?ruse?, and even the leaceraof the two troupes, are all par tiebto this effervescence. One refuses to do this role, another to do that, a third dislikes a par ticular artist, and a fourth has a holy horror of a fifth, and cannot possibly think of per forming in the same piece with him. Even the amiable and pliant Maretzek, that faithful servant of so many masters, had his dander roused, and had actually resigned for a period of seventeen hours and a half, be cause his rival, Arditi, was to be admitted to a divided enjoyment of the sovereigity of the baton. Mirate, the unrivalled new tenor, who has not been heard as yet here, refuses to per lorm in the same theatre with Badiali, because the latter expressed an unfavorable opinion of him many years ago in Italy. Ullman, the agent, who has been jumping about here and jutLping about there, like a hungry grasshop per?sometimes on this, sometimes on the other side of the Atlantic? finding himself in water too hot for him, has vamosed for Boston in the last cold Eastern shower. Strakoach, the Mephis tophilesof all this discord and trouble, has baen dodging about in every direction, giving in sidious advice to all who listened to him, and fanning into flame the smouldering but ever ac tive element of artistical jealousy. Jacobsohn has of course been characteristically busy in looking after "the monish," seeking to lay his clutches upon it even before the first represen tation by the new company had taken place. Under these circu usances it has become neces sary to postpone, perhaps indefinitely, the performance of the "Lucia," which was an nounced for this evening. As a sample of the difficulties which have been thrown in the way of the committee by the refractory artists, we subjoin some of the replies sent by the latter to their polite invitation to attend the rehearsal of the piece: ? LETTER FROM 8I6N0R MIRATE. Nkw York, 6 Miggio, 1855. Pregiatishivo Signor:? Mi vien detto ch' ell* abbla preso a buo calico la acrittura ch' io feci in Italia col Hgncr Uliman per i dae mesi di Maggio e Glugnoj desi dtro ch' Ella mi garantissa elu, percne io possa earn sieuto da qualunque lagnaoza ch# il Signor Uliman potrebbe far mi, efasendemi obbligato oon Xul coll* ma firm*. Voriti che ml aasicurasse dl non cantare che oolla Signora de la GraDge e col Signor Morel li, e che il c*po d'Oiclieatra foa?e il Signor Araiti, aveu iomi cid forosil mente promesao il Signor L'llman. Spero cb' Ella vorru aderire. a quacto giuetamente domando, altrimenti sarei ccatr?tto di aspettare il ritorao del Signor Uilman per potermi metUre d' accordo con Lui. Aggradisoa i miei profondi oanequli e ml creda. Sao devotissimo, KaFFAELE All It A IE. l*Tegiate?eimo Signor James Phalkn. TRANSLATION. Nkw York, May 9, 1856. BtsPFCTRD Sir: ? I hare just learned that y oti have Uuen upon yourself the contract which 1 made in Italy with Mr. L'llman far the two montba of May and June, i wia> you would give me a guarantee to that effect, so that I may be able to ankwer -any reproach that Mr. Uil man may make ma on the subject, as 1 hare bound my aelf to him by slgnatuie. I alto with you would arsure me that I am not to sing except with S'gnora c!ela Grange and Signor MorelM, ana that the conductor of the orcheatra shall be Signor Ar aiti, a* was formerly premised me by Mr. Ullmtn. I hope that jouwill consent to my juxt request, other wise I will be under the necessity of awaiting the return of Mr. U'lman, in order to come to some understanding witn him Accept the expression of my profound re.'pect, and be lieve me your devoted RAFFAELE MIRATE. Jajiks f halen, Esq. LKTT8K PROM MADAME LAOKANOI. Monmfx* ? Ktant indisposee je me trouve dans l'im possihilite d'alier ce matin a la repetition, et je crels n.< me que je ne pourrai paa chanter demain la Lucia. Veuillez je vous piie Monsieur dire a ces messieurs de fs'ts rcmet tre la repiesentation a Samedi. Mille pardons de la peine que je vous donne. Veuillez je vous prle agreer mes compliment bien distlrgues. A.NNE DE STaKKO WITCH, (Nee, de la Grange.) Monsieur le regisseur du grand theatre d'Acadeare. TRANSLATION. Sir- Being indisposed, 1 And it impoasiMe to go this morning to reheaieal, and I believe that I shall not even be able to sipg tomorrow in the Lu;ia. Be good enough to tell the gentlemen of the committee to post pone the representation to Saturday. A thour and pardons for the trouble I give you. Ac cept, I beg or you, the expression of m> distinguished compliments. ANNE DE STAHiOWICH, (Born, de la Grange.) The stage manager of the grand theatre of the Academy. It is probable from this that there will be no performance of the "Lucia" to-night. Indeed, it is much more likely that the whole project of fa. gion will be exploded, and that an idea which was calculate d to benefit at once the singers, the management, and the public, will be de feated by the intrigues and michinations of the cecret wire-pullers in this notable intrigue, aided by the jealousy and perversity of the artists themselves. Thus an enterprise which the fashionable circles of New York had begun so constantly and lib-rally to patronize? an enterprise ia which all the elements of success, artistlcal talent, sufficiency of pecuniary resources. di? crimination, and liberal feeling on the par', of the management, a?:d a favorable disposition on the part of the public, were combinod. has been thwarted and crossed in its plans by ? the jealousies and rivalries of overpaid artists, and the miserable quarrels of grasping thcatrieal agents mid pickers up of fbreigu Opera troupes. For the last two or three days, the scenes be laud the curtain of the Academy, arising from ?be>c ca'i-es, hare, we are told, exceeded in Kelt dramatic effect and inteicst the n.ore legitimate pi'rfurnunces. These scenes, with nil their attendant excitement, nave since been in part trausferred to the lawyerB' offlcc-s down town, in which nothing is now to be heard but demi-quavers and roulades, in nhich the forlijtumn is more frequently ta be remarked than the piano. It is amusing, but not surprisirg, to observe how all these foreign artists and agents quarrel and play tricks upon e?ch other, and how little they scruple to take .the most outrageou* liberties with our amiable and gullible audiences. We earnestly hope and trust +hat the New York public will, at length, take a frm and determined stand against the repetition of such experiments upon their gene rosity aid forbearance, and toat they will tench those persons that they can no longer play Mich antics with impunity. In the mean while. wc ure entitled to some explanation of the nijKterious origin of all these troubles. We call upon Me?6rs. Jecnb'oho, Uliman and Strafco?rh to come forward and define the share which tfcey have had in again throwing into coufufion the affairs of the Academy. Kaxpah in the Cablet.? Oiir general tele f i#pliic correspondent informs us tiat neither i Reeder's case nor the affairs of Kansas have totcn btfore the Cabinet. This is a great mis take. Kansas is tb? ^ffsh^doiring question ] before the Cabinet. They don't know what to do with it; bo they send oat their runners to make false report's that the affairs of Kansas are so trifling that they have not even taken them up- for consideration. We shall hare a different story from Washington after the Vir ginia election. Small Crumbs ok Comfobt. ? Mr. John Cad waliader, of Philadelphia, writes to the Rich mord Enquxrrr a letter on the decline of Rnow NothingUm in the North. which ought to be en couraging, as far as it goes. The proofs ad duced, however, amount to a few two-penny local elections, which signify little or nothing. We hare reason to believe that Biuce last fall the Know Nothings in the Northern States haie been rapidly increasing, and that the State elections of the coning fall will establish the fact. Let not the Virginia spoils democracy console themselves upon Mr. Cad wallader's letter. It is a delusion. All the law and the prophets and the spoils, as far as the Enquirer and the whole South are con cerned, rest ujion the inane in Virginia. Let the Enquirer and Mr. Wise beat the Know Nothings in Virginia if they can. It will then be time enough to talk of the weakness of the Know Nothings. Babnum's Baby Show. ? This atrocious and revolting humbug appears to hang fire. Barnum seems to have exhausted his whole magazine of impositions upon the public, ex cept this, and this threatens to be a dead failure. We venture to say that, no matter what premiums he may offer, he will fail to bring forward any decent and sensible white woman to exhibit her offspring among the Feejee mermaids, stuffed monkeys, dogs and monsters of Barnum's museum. It is time that all such expedients as Barnum's false pretences to get the odd quarters of the poor country people were stopped. This baby show should be indicted and suppressed, as a public nui sance. THE LATEST NEWS. BY MAGNETIC AND PRINTING TELEGRAPHS, Exciting Times In Kansas and Missouri. Chicago, Mi/ 8, 1355. The Platte Missouri Argus of the 1st Inst., publishes the proceedings of a mass meeting held at Webster, Mo., at which the following extraordinary resolutions were passed That self-defence requires the expulsion of every person bringing into repreach negro slavery; that rob. bers and traitors have no right to t be protection of the Uw; that they ratify the proceedings at the Parkville lint ; that they approve of the resolutions In regard to Metliooists, and add thereto all ministers preaching pre judicial to slavery; that they have no arguments against abolition papers, but " Missouri river,'* " bonfire" and "hemp rope." That they pledge themselves to go to Kansas and help to exptl those corrupting the sUves; and that they call a grand mass meet ng at Parkville on the tth inat. The Know Nothing State Convention. Syracuse, May 8, 1805. The Know Nothing State Convention organized, and will continue in sessioa tiro or three days. The proceed ings are strlbtly private. James W. Barker, Daniel UU roann, and other noted members are in attendance. Syracuse has been agreed upon as the place for holding future meetings. A Know Nothing daily, called the American Organ, makes its first appearance to-morrow morning. It is published by F. P. Miner k Co. Daniel 8. Dickinson has keen here all day, but left for home this evening. President Fierce In BsUttmore. Baltimore, May 9, 1855. President Pierce 1* in this city to day. The object ol the visit Ik supposed to hare reference to the laca tion of government buildings m Baltimore. President Pierce rematMjn this city till twporrow morning. He came her?6?h W- B. LavroBff, Esq., and a party of Bo*ton<jjA.> lu> have recently bseu stay ing at the-Whit^flw'' TUey dined with the Hon. Reverdy Johu' >n. "From Washington. VISIT OF MB. WISE? JCDOE OF THE COURT OF CLAIM8. Washington, May 9, 1855. The Hoc. Henry A. Wiie arrived ia thin city last night, and was honored with a serenade by his friends. He addressed them for half an hour, and was sarcastic and .svtre in the extreme on the new party. He sail he firmly believed he should get 16.000 to 20,000 majority in the eleotion for Governor of Virginia. The Washington Union of this morning confirms the appointment of Professor Scar burg as Judge of the Cuurt of Claims, and the resignation of A. Dudley Mann. From Uassachusetts. THE CASE OF HISS? ABOLITION OF CAPITAL PUNISH mbnt ? sad disaster in boston hokbor. Boston, May 9, 1855. The report of the investigating committee, recom mending the expulsion of Joseph Hiis from the House, was passed this afternoon by a vote of 230 yeas to 30 nays. Mr. Hiss put in ? memorial, anl finally, after much debate, the vote of expulsion was reconsidered, and the whole matte; postponed till seven o'clock to morrow evening. In the lloose to day the hill abolishing capital pintsh mrnt was passed, to be engrossed, by a vote ot 10u to 129. Mr. Slack was elected Speaker pro tem. In the absence of Mr. &ddy,-who has gone on a vitit to New York. During the heavy blew yesterday afternoon, a South Boston fishing boat wa< upset in the harbor anl five men diownea. Their names were Coleman, Jenneys, Patrick Kennedy, Patrick McDonough and Stephen Hal' 1am ? all married men. Extensive Liquor Seizure. Banooh Mav 9, 1855. Marstal Weaver to-day seixed fifteen hundred gallons of liquor vhich he discovered in an apothecary store. Departure of the Africa Boston, May 9, 1855. The ftfif-xnsbip siiled from this ptrt at nooa to-day, with 164 passengers for Liverpool and 10 for Halifax. She takes out 4,328 in specie. Destructive Fire In Sew Orleans. Saw Oruuns, May 7, 1855. A fire reenrred In this city on Sunday morn. ng, de stroying the building? on two oorners of St Chwies and Gravier streets embiacing tie Exchange News Boom, Vanuchie's Museum, and the stores of Meisrs. Sherman, Waul and Jones. '1 he loes la about $75,000, one half or which is covered by iasnrance. Ax rest for Counterfeiting. Cincinnati, May 9, 1855. 6. H. Cody and Elizabeth Williams were arrested in this city to day for counterfeiting. Twenty-five thou sand dollars In spurious bills, on the Farmer's Bank of Charleston, of the denomination of fives and tens, were founl in their posiession. Obituary. DEATH OF iX-QO VKHNOR FORD. Clbmxand, May 9. 1855. Ex Gcverncry feabury Ford died at his residence at Burton yesterday. DEATH OF EX-SENATOR OOLQfllT. Macon, May 7, 115$. MLc Hon. Walter T. Colquitt died here this morning. DEATH OF JAMBS A. VAN DYE1 Detroit, May 9, 1856. James A Van Dyke, K?q , ex -Mayor of this c ty, and tho present attorney of the Central Michigan Bailroad, ilied yesterday. The Storm and the Weather, Bosroif, Mi; 9? P. M. A heavy northeast ga!e i* now blowing. All th? Ka*t i m boa U which laid over lest night have anfvel H-A/tiltoj, Pa., May 9? P.M. For* f?l) to the depth of four inches hare this morn ing, It it now raining hard. PimmrRO, May 9, 1855. The weather here ii mild and clsar. No damage has been done by frost to the fruit* or vegetables in this eighborbood. CmciHKATi, May 0,1855. The weather ha# considerably moderated. The grow ing fruit, with the exoeptirn of the grapes, which are ledly damaged, have escaped without injury. The Ohio River* PrrrsBCRO. May 9, 1865. In the channel of tho river at this point there is now ?Ix feet of wat?r. Markets N*w O'U.kavb, May 7, 1856. Oar cotton market it steady at 9kc. a 10c. fer aid dlls*. Mesa pork sells at $17. Urd in kegs, Ha. a l2Ke. Western ysilow cow is queted at $1 16, and white at $1 22 a tl 25 Sterling exchange range* from a 10 per cent premium. Chari.kbtoiv, May 8, 1856. The receipt of the Atlantic's new* here eaused a de cline of ^c in 'he price* of cottra. Ihe sale* of to day *Cd up a, 260 bales. PH lLjfDlLf HI A STOCK BOARD. PmiuDiLrniA, May 9, 1866. The rate* for money are easy, stocks are dull. We quote reading, 48; Noma Canal, 18J< ; Long Island RaU road, If.^; Pennsylvania Railroad, 46% ; Penn?y Irani* State FIt< *^ 8 Jr Metkotolitax Thxatul? Madame Au*n*ta'a semjli mtntuj benefit is nooanMj to take plus this tmbg, and we hope to see a crowded hjuae. UvImm Augusta, ban very strong claims upon the New York public, and the t?f timonialW to night, if evsr so aucotuaful, eannot be isoie so than the worthy artist in whose honor tt le given deserves. Tie bill of entertainment* include* Auber'i ballet opera "La Bayadere,'' in whish Madam'. AugtMa will appear in her original character. Oth-r t relent artists have volunteered their ueivires, and the entertainment will be well worth the money. For par ticulars our readeri are referred to the advertisement. Seats should be secured early in the day. Tin: Friexds or Millakd Fillmore ix the Field ? .The leaders oi the old lint Clay whigs and a few of the lead ing friends of Ur. Filfmors held a secret meeting in thin city on Friday evening la^t, at Constitution Hall, for th9 purpore of devising the mesas necessary to piaee them selves in communication with the Soutnem friends ot II r. Fillmore, and to secure for the ox Preatdent the Klow Nothing nomination in 1P5A. Among those pre sent at the meeting on Friday night last was the Hon John 1'. Kennedy, of Baltimore, who, it wilPbe r?col leeied, wss a member of Mr. Fillmore's cabinet. The ostensible visit of Mr. Kennedy to this city, as announced at the time, was to visit our ntvy yard and the military defences of our hatbor. We are not particularly in iorned as ?to the deliberations and results of that meeting; but we do know that a new Order was formed within the Know Nothing organization, being a wheal witbm a wheel, calling themselves "Templars," and formed with the express oiject of influencing the entire Know Nothing party for Mr. Fillmore In the next con test. I City Intelligence* I Firk ix Ybkey Strkbt. ? At half-past 12 o'clock thia morning a fire broke out in the glass and lamp manu I factory of Joseph 8touTenel, No. 58 "Veeey street. It spread from this build jig to No 60 I bv G 8. Wight's machine shop and others, ine nrw was burning up to one o'clock, but it la eupposad will I be extinguished by the firemen, and save the buildings.. At 1* o'clock tlie rooti had just fallen in of both buildings;- they will be totally destroyed, with t.l'^r <^I I +*nt* There wis a Bieaiu engine used in. the Ump iw Tbelossma^be estimated at $80.00* but frorn the lateness of the hoar we were unable to learn the amount of insurance. Fire ix ThirtySeooxd Strict.? Shortly after 1 o c oct I yesterday morning, the Inmhtes of tenant house 16? West j Ttirlysecond street were alarmed by the house be n? filled with smoke. The alarm was given, tha pohce oC I the Twentieth ward were soon on the spot, and fouml n* I the cellar a straw bed on fire. The flames were ex tinguished without further damage. Suspicion rested on a man nsmcd Matthew M,rrs. from the circumstanie air represented by the tentnts, that he had threaUned ta I fire the premises. Officer Wage man took Marrs ??t? I custody, and the magistrate held him for examination, I until the ease is investigated by the Fire Marsh il. I Firk is Cherry Strew.? Soon after 10 e'cloek yes terday morning a fire broke out In a foundry at the up per part of Cherry street. It was soon extinguished. I Meltixo of the Exgixeeks asd Fobbux.? In aecord I ance with an announcement in yesterday'! paper ^a 1 meeting of the engineers and foremen of the New Yorlc I Fire Department was held last evening, at Stuyresant I Institute, for the purpose of making arrangements for I paying a proper tribute of respect to the late Antonla I Caraccloli, a member of Engine Company No. 1?, wha lost his life in the discharge of his duty as a fireman, on the 7th Inst. The meeting was called to order by Mr. Ai-FRed Carsox, who explained what the objeet ot I the meeting was, and delivered a brief but feeling eulo I eium on the departed and lamented fireman, a. ter wnjen Mr. Wekmax, of 140 Pearl street, read the following; rP\Vh?TCRe' (Thai r leased God, in his providence, to remove I from onr midst by death, Antonio Caraeeioll, a member oC the Fire tepartment of this city while in taij?n ?s I charge of his duties as a member of Engine Company No. I 16 ; and. whereas, the deceased, by his unexceptionable I character as a man, and the faithful discharge ot hia dntieg I a? a fireman, had won the esteem of litis brother members oC I thRe!iolve1d!rXhaT1nt the death of Mr. Caraooioli, the De partment bas sustained the loss of a member with whom wo I delighted to associate whilst living, and to whose memory is death we desire to pay every tribute of respeot. Resolved, That we tender to the membors of Engine Com I psbj No. lo our sinoere condolence, in view ot the afUietire dispensation by which they have been deprived of anes I teemed member, assoolate and friend. . - 1 Resolved, That we deeply sympathise with the bereave* widow and children of onr accessed friend and brother, and commend them to the kind care of the God of the w.dow and fatherless, trusting that his providential aid will sustain them in thiB dark hour of tbeir afflietion. Resolved, That the members of the different companies oC I this Department be Invited to attend the 51* ceased, and that as a tribute ot respect to his memory, the usual badge of mourniar be worn thirty days. I Mr. J. F. Watkikb, of Hose 5, moved that the abova I resolutions bo adopted, anl that the Chief and Assistant I act as marshals, and mshe all the arrangements for the occasion, ttd that they he empowered to take charge oC tfco banner, which waa unanimously agreed to. After the transaction of some other necessary b .isinei*, or motion of Mr. GiJlilan, the meeting was adjourned, I and ail present proceeded to No. 121 Elizabeth street, to I make airangements for the funeral, which will take place this niternoon, at two o'clock, from the late re? dence of the deceased, corner of Canal anl Sullivan street*. Arrival of Db. C. A. Peck.? Dr. C. A. Peek, lately imprisoned in Cuba, arrived in the city on Monday even ing. His return,- although unheralded, was soon' made known to his numerous fiieods, many of whom Imme diately called on him to oiler their congratulations at hU? escape from Spanish tyranny and his return home. A meeting of his friends was held on Tuesday evening last, at which remarks of the moat complimentary character were made of the manner tn which the Doctor had de meaned himself during the whole of this transaction. Doctor Peck is still feeble, as might he expested, from the treatment which lie received at the hauls of Geia Concha. Fatal Accident ox the Hrnsox Rivkr Railroad. ? Yes terday morning, between eight and nine o'elock, Johnson p. 1-ee, auctioneer, or this cLy, was killed on the Hudson River Railroad, near Eighty- sixth street. The deceased, who resides In a beautiful mansion on the banks of the Hudson, was endeavoring to jump aboard th? oars as they were passing this po nt, when be was itruok in the heed with great violence by the comers of one of the cars, throwing him about t<n feet off the track. Mr. Leo was peked up in an lnseni-ible condition, and conveyed ae soon as practicable to his residence, where he lingered hut a short while, death put^ng an end to his sufferings. Ihe death of Mr. Lee will be deeply lamented by a Urge circle of relatives and friends. He was well known tn I ti;s city, and was extensively engated in the rsat estato ? auction business in Hreadway. Deoeased was a bro- I tier in-law of Dr. fpnng. Co.oner Hilton will hold an ? inquest upon the body of the deceased to day. I Tab6Enobr8' Compliment to a Ship Captaix.? The I passengers who have just arrived here in the ship Of- I prey, from Bristol, held a meeting, on the 6th of May I last, cn board the ship, when resolutions were adopted I tendering to Capt. Toinlmtcn tbeir esteem for hia geatie- I iiRnly treatment to them during the voyage. In addi- I tion to the resolutions, a silver goblet was presented. I These are compliments which ship captains ought to be ? proud of. I Stormy Weatoer.? The ra'n came down pitilessly I ytsterday, causing no litt'e discomfort to tho.-e attend- I ing the various anniversaries. A sharp east, wind alsa I kept blowing in a manner that made it lrai>oas:ble to | carry an umbrella. Ev.n this annojance might have | been borte, were It not that the temperature declined in | a way to make overcoats, cloaks, shawls, fee in great de- ? mand. The excell?nt con tillon our streets are kept in ? since Major Wood bas been In power, was strikingly | rcanifeated yesterday Formerly tnere was so much mil* | in the streets, that a smnrt rain would soon convert ? them into impassable lakes of cosgulated slime; now | the <"ry dirt Is beaten off the walks, and the city ia | actually cleaner after a rain storm than before. Thin ? storm extends far and wide over the countrv, and from ? all accounts, was much needel. In the vicinity of thie ? olty it will be of service, and will nil cur market* ? with all kinds ot spring vegetables, which are uom s<) ? backward. I Accipert? Rex On nv ax Oxxrars. ?Yesterday ? morning, about 8 o'clock, while Ralph Fields, of Bergen ? stieet, .-cuth Brooklyn, wis proseediM to his employers ? store? Willard, Woed k Oo of 57 Broad way -^e was ? knocked down and drwdfull} iajuniJ by a &ixth avenue ? omnibus, in the neishborbrod of the Bowling Owen- ? The unfortunate man was engaged in cutting hwee K ? hirso that had fallen and became entangled In a milk ? wsffon, when the accident occurred. He toad just stepped ? back after liberating the animal, when the omnibus (we ? could nol get the number) came along at a rapid rate, ? snd knocking him down the wheels passed over his lega, ? producing very severe lnjutin. The suffersr was taken ? to the New York Hospital, where he was attended by Dr. ? Thurston, of that institution. ? Focxd Dbowxed.? The body of an unknown nan wa? I wasted ashore near Castle William foit, on Governor a ? lalsnd. yeeterdav afternoon. The body, to all appear- ? ance, had been in the water seme weeks. An inquest ? will lie held to day. ? Brooklyn City New*. PflwiKTMrrr of m Ki*r.s Oocim Grakp Ji'nw? Tha Court of Oyer sod TWrmttier conuntoMd yeeterday morn ing, b?for? Judge Rookwsll. prealding, Judge lloore, and Jurtirea Rtryker ud Em Bonn, for tbe purpoe* of reoeir ing tbe presentment of tbe Grand Jury, which bad beta in mm ion for three we*k?. Itaey (tho Grand InqoMt> mad* a preaentment, In whieh they regret thai thay ar? ccmpelkd, from abundant eridenee boroio than, to pra wn t Henry P. Curtia, a .Tu?tie? of tho Peace for t*>? county of Klngi, aa in their opinion totally nnBt, from bia general habit a and negligence of the administration of publie justice, to occupy auch poaition. Tbe Court maoe an order that the pnaentinent bo re* ferred to the Dlatriet Atterofy and Attorney General ot the State, to take ntoeraary prooeedlnga in the matter. In addition to tbe abort, the Grand Jury presented forty Are bllbof ln<Jletm?rt for Monie*. miaJeauanor*. Ac. , and were diaoharged for the tarn with tha thank a of the Conrt. Theatre* and Exhibition*. AciPKMT or Mraic.? In consequence or tbe indlapoai tton of M'me Lagrange, there will be no performance to. night, aa waa announced, but on Friday aron ng Verdi 'g attract! re opem of "D Troratore" win again be riTsn, when, aa uaual, a large honae may be expected. b*oat)w*t Tirum. ? Miaa Fanny Viniog appear* aga V tbla arsntog in tha piece called "Charitya Lore." Tuo cant of fbfracterf embrwea tbe n^we* of all the tartly

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