Newspaper of The New York Herald, 22 Mayıs 1855, Page 4

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated 22 Mayıs 1855 Page 4
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KEW YORK HERALD. JA>lt CORDOI UEIHEIT. PROPK1XTOR AND EDITOR. ?fVK-l J?. COKWEE OF MASSAC ABB RUM 8*. Talnmr XX, AMUSEMENTS THIS EVENING. BROADWAY THEATER, Brtiivij-Vvjcu Ado about JiOTHlHU WuMlU- _____ BOWESY THEATRE, Bowury ? Tn? Ronuaaa? Scrcn *?MrT4TJ0H?. _____ BURTON'S THEATRE, Chambera street -Thimbls Rio .Tin that Gmi. Aw at? Obi roi a Holiday. WALLACE'S TMATKE. Broa<lw*j-A CvRa roM tub BlAKTACHt- SOLDIIR'S COURTIHIP. METROPOLITAN THEATRE, Broadly- II ?smirism 4 )u> iJvard ? La f tki-Erun Bo v. AMERICAN MVSIl'H ? Afternoon? IlAh too Wren? Tailok or TAuvronrn. Evaning? Soph 01 the Kei'UBUC ? GcOd rok Notmiimj. WOOD'S JUNtTBELS-htcUBici' H?ll? 473 Broadway ?rCKI.KY'l OPERA HOUSE, M9 Bzoftd way- Buck Em*' Ethiopian O'EBa Tboup*. CHINESE ASSEMBLY ROOMS, &W Broadway-PASO lf ??? or Ki*o*>s and Sieue or Seba8topol. JFRRBAtf'S BURLESQUE OPERA HOUSE, 663 Btc ad W-*ihiop>an Or Kb a Troupe. Htir York, Tuesday, May 49, 1833. Mails tor Banpc. THE m YOKE HEUALD ? EDITION FOB EUROPE. The Cunard nail rteamahij Asia, C*pt. Lott, will leave Boston, on Wednesday, at twelve o'clock, for Liveipool. The European m&.la wlU clcae In this oitj at a quarter to two o'clock tlila afternoon. Xxa Huliu) (printed in EagU?h and Krenob) will be yafeBahva at t?& o'clock In the Burning. Single copies, to wrappers, sixpence. ?abecriptiona and ac leruietoent* for any edit'en of Nrw York Hiatus will be received at the following plMM In Europe lrmpooL.. John Hnnter, No 1*2 fxthtnjre gtree', East. Mnoii..,. Sand ford & Co., No. 17 Corn hi 11. ?? Wm. Thomas k Co., No. 1? Catharine street. Pabij Livingston, We 11a A Co., 81 'lace de la Bourne. flke contents of the European edition of the Herald Will embrace the news received by mail and telegraph at ?ha offioe during the previous week, and to the hour of publication. The News. We have received late and interesting newa from South America. Our dates lrom Venezuela are up to the let of May. President Monagas had sent a neeesgeto Corgress complaining of hostile measures adopted by the government of New Granada in ex tetdiig its jurisdiction over Venezuelan territory, or at least over territory in dispute between the two > republics, and Congress had invested the President ?ith dictatorial pwsis, authorizing nim to rase aa aimy cf fifty thonsaad men, call oat the national militia, aid negotiate a loan of four million dollars, to carry on a war sgainat New Granada. We pub lish elsewhere translations of the Prtsid&nt a asK.8 eege, the ieeolut'ons of Congress, and the address of the President to the nation. From Paraguay we have the official report jendered to the President of thit republic, by the eommaudint j ro tern, of the army, of the c >n!lict between the United States steamer Witch ar d one of the iitile fjrta on the river Parma. Ia this document all the b tme of the occurrence is thrown on thtf captain cf the Vi ater, and t .a valor of the Paraguayan troops is highly extolled. As we have hitherto published tb9 American veisicacf the aifiii,w<j think it but far now to give the other tide. Judge Edmonds has given an elaborate opinion on the power of the Legislature to pas a prohibito ry )iq-or law, whetner the means prodded by the ao- recently passed fcr enforoing tin law are lawful, and npon what public officers the du y of carrying the law into effaci is devolved. He argues these points a> great length, and eum9 up with tie 'ollow irg oonc'ueicns:? 1. That it ia competent for the lAgit'a'uie to prohibit the domestic trifficinin loxi eating liquors. 2- That the act passai is con stiturional and vaiid, and as applicable to imported liquors afcer leaving the importer's hands as any other. 3. That the means provide! by the statute fcr the enforo*ment of its enactments are lawfal and valid. 4. That the duty of enforcing the la/r is aoteoiflnfd to the offiocra epeiia'ly named in it,but te devclvtd upon aU those whoie general dity it is to en'orcc any of tho laws cf the State against erioae. We publish in anotLer column the message o" Governor Gardner. of Mis.=achusstts, yatoing the Pergonal Lib*;ty bill. Eooboiied in the message is m opinion of the Attorney General of the Stat?, that the bill is uncorstitutiona' ; but notwithstand ing this the measure passed both houaas of the Legisia'-nre by an oweiwhslming majority, aid thus becomes noniin&l'y, if not absolutely, a law, i nullifyu g in effect a solemn a*5t of Coni<rM?. The esse of Col. Kinney cum* up ia thi District Court in Phlladriphia yestrrd^y, and after S)m9 Knitilib i'rem ilor. Geo. M. DiUw, counsel for ds fetdait, ut gitg a redaction of b%il and demand. ng a speed? trial, was pcatpoaed tl.l the 4th of June. Tue trlbl of Ljmin C ile, charged with forgery npon tbe Chemical and Coutinenwl banks, com fceiwd in tho Court of General Sessions y-. flterdaj* Tbui cafe is idcriical with that of Kimce, who was trieu aid convicted a short tire sinae, and which, ic dmbt is frehh in the retellscti^a o! our rei .ers? Tte delegation of B stoa muuHpal functionaries now ? n aviBit to this city were entertiinei last ?',gM, Metropolitan Hotel, by the C.nraoa Coun cil. A report of ta: affair ia give- in another column. An election wiil ba held in Kansas Territory to day, to choose members of the l^gioi&'ure ia the precincts where pierioua elections wore declar ed illegal by Gov. Ilceder. The mfmbc'.s of ;he New York bw hold a p"S lim>n<?ry meeting jegtrrusy afternoon, in t e ?u prenn Court, aod resolved to call a general cieetiug of th*. profession this d*y, to expraaa tatir fe'j.iags far tbe latt Hon. Join C. Sreacer. Tbe question of ex>n<l ng the S'.x?.h avenue railroad to the corter cf Vtsey street and Broad way was again ntder discus i'n j estaday b'.fore the Railro>d Commit.fe of the Bo?rd of Aldern^n. Mr. Meyers, Secretary of tbe company, an! Mr. C Kirklard, addressed t!:e cemmittse, fkvori eg the exteisien, ar d Messrs. Co^tJ^ai, Meeks and Sp.res, Vficke in opposition to the pr osit. The committee meet or Monday n;xt, nhtn 'ne subject will be fui iher biscmsed. in tte Board ot B'ipervisors yesterday , tbe -eport ?f the committee in favor of piyi-g polica justices for extra labor performed on Sundays was adopted. The sum of mon^y ? ppropnatcd for this object tipouiHs in tha aggregate to $5,721 07. fa, the Board 9l Aid****" hl!t ZTZtZg, a c xhmi BKa'-ki was received from tte Comptroller in rela ticn to Ca-tle Ga den abd tbe Battery grouaJs, th: en balance of which it given in cut ropef. Tbe Board of Connci'men last night did nothing of importance beyond tbe appropriation of five hua died doilars for tbe celebration of oor n*xt nat>03a aniiiiersary. The lemainder of tho session wa3 Ukta up wKh repoiU and private bills. Oar file of tbe Singapore Bi- Monthly Circular fa dated to the 20th of Murch. The imports o? gold a ad gold dust daring tbe month, up to that day, consisted of 013 bunca'a fiom the Archipelago. TM rates reported for Australia* are $29 to 120. J for bars, and $28 to *28* per buccal lor dast. Iix ports, as above, 830 buncala. Cotton waa actirs yesterday, baring reached about C 000 a 7,000 bale#, in ludlng about 2 000 in transitu. Tb? mwket cl ft full jc advance since the receipt of the Bailie a ners. Commior a? d medium gradea of flour were 12Jc. per barrel higher, with a Uf rably active market, eepe cially fcr CatsdlaP. 3,000 btuhtla Canadian white wheal sold at about $2 53. iBdiaa corn continued Urn-, with ia ee, at $1 15 a $1 17 for white and yellow. Pork was steady, and other provision- gete ml v 11 ta. To Liverpool 800 a 1,000 bales com m?**?d caWon were ergagod at 5-32d , and 5,000 toahel* of een. in bags, at 3J;.. with other arac ea The Operatic t?brogllo-TlM Cherallcr Wh kaff aad ttr. Chevalier W?bb? .The Key to the Whok Plot. We have been perplexed and pazzled, and worried not a little, to get at the clue to the true solution of the recent discords, wrong lings and cross purposes, " inexplicably mixed up," -of the managers, financiers, agents, siagers and musicians, diplomats, dilettanti and oyster ? house' critics connected with that beautiful in stitution, the Italian Opera. In this imbroglio, running through a period of several months, and full of complications, hard lighting ani sharp diplomacy as the Russian war, a small regiment of the alleged implicated parties, be hind the scenes, have been brought out before the footlights. In a single oyster house phil ippic, we lind the names of the Chevalier Wi krff, Fanny Elseler, the Siamese Twins, Shak spere, Monsieur Juilien, " the committee."' William Tell, Moses in Egypt, Grisi and Mario, the Lagrange Company, $17,000, Ullmann, Si vori, Sontag, Ole Bull, Jacobsohn, Strakosch, Marctz. k, Rowland, $'>,000 bonus, Benjamin Galbraitb, Signor Morelli, and a host of others, all jumbled together. But still the merits of the case and the upshot of the row remain to be explained. We think, however, that we have fished up the key to the whole plot from the bottom of the well. Historical readers will remember that it was the wrath of Achilles that brought about all the horrors of the Trojan war: ? AchlUei' wrath, to Greece the direful spring OI woes unnumbered, heavenly golden?, *ing. So, we are as free to declare that the wrath of the Chevalier Webb against the Ciisvalier Wikoff has brought upon us all the recent troubles of the new Op ra House. It Btands to reason ? it must be so ? this is the key to the whole mystery, from the appointment of the Chevalier Wikoff us the diplomat of the Aca demy down to this very day. Let us briefly explain. Chevalier Webb is a diplomat Chevalier Wikoff is a diplomat. Ia this capacity there are some BtraDge parallels, and some striking contrasts in the history of these two remarka ble men. If the Chevalier Wehb was successful In a contract with the United States Bank, in securing the round sura of lifty-two thousand dollars, of which thirty thousand was clear profit under the bmkrupt law, so was Chevalier Wikoff successful in making more or less in his campaign with Fanny Elesler, without the aid of the bankrupt law. Here Wikoff ha-3 the ad vantage of Webb. But Webb makes up ihe deficiency in other operations. Against the lamentable tscapude of Webb with Miss Gam ble, Webb can bring a catalogue of marvellous adventures. In the pursuit ot an heiress, under the greatest difficulties, we find Wikoff brought to a sudden bait in a prison at Genoa, thankful for a fifteen months imprisonment ia lieu of a threatened penalty of fifteen years in the galleys. Now look at Webb, tie gets into a quarrel with Gen. Duff Green ? it is brought to the fighting point with "mahogany stocked pistols," large size, when the diploma cy of Webb brings him off safe and sound. Again, we find the Chevalier Webb gettiog into a confounded ugly quarrel with Mr.Cillyy, a member of Congress. Mr. Cilley won t fight with Webb ; thinks he would lose caste by put ting himself on shooting equality with the Chevalier, when Mr. Graves steps into his place, und Cilley is despatched with a Kentucky rifle. The Chevalier thuB comes off again with flying color?. Next, upon the baukrupt law, we ficid Master Webb negotiating himself into a duel with Col. Marshall, ot Kentucky, a member of Congress at?d a member of the Society of the ? Sons of Temperance." The Chcvaiier is arrest ed, tried, and found guilty of a serious breaci of the laws 5 but ho cscapcs the State prison through the benevolent feelings and clemency of Gov. Seward. In the pursuit of an heiress under difficulties, also, as compared with the sad failure of Wikoff, we find the diplomacy of Webb eminently, and, indeed, enviably success ful. It is due, however, to the Chevalier Wi koff to say, that while he had no friends at court in Genoa, the Chevalier Webb, always, I just in the nick of time, has found fuendly ad vice, assistance, and a loop hole of escape. Thus far, the two Chevalier^ may be consi dered as having travelled, each his own road, without jostling the other. They become rival?, however, the moment we come to the ne* eclfciiccol amateur American diplomacy at th* courts of England and I< ranee. Here tie su periority of Wikoff rites into fide relief here the wrath ol Webb against Wikoff begins. We have shown, heretofore, that the diplomacy of ? Wikoff, ULder Louis Napoleon and Loru I'al merstoD, war smooth, systematic and graceful, and would have led to the greatest and mist beneficent results the preservation of peace between the great Towers of Europe and the United States, but for one weak link, which trapped the chiin asunder. We have also i-be wn that Chevalier Webb's diplomacy with Lord Clarendon was all besh, exactly on a par w ith his climates of the reduction of Sebastopol. Worst of all, to the complete dismay of Webb, the ] atron or Wikoff, Loid Falmersioa, takes again the helm of the British government, which is a great victory to Wikoff. W< come now to tbe ultimatum. *T he Cheva lier Wikoff returns to New L rk, the scene of his former enterprises of various kinds. New York is not large enough ior two such dashing J Chevaliers as Webb and Wikoff. Webb can t stand it. One or the other must back out. Wikoff must vacatc. Webb watches his chance. It toon offers. He hears that the practical managers of the Acadcmy of Music have* engaged the Cf '71 keff to conduct their diplomacy with artists, agents and musicians. It will never do. It is a revolt against the oyster house cri tics ; it is a trick for the operatic nttd di^ m?<ic advancement of W ikoff to the prejudice ot Webb, and must b? suppressed. The oyster honte squire of Webb, and all his dankies are called to the rescue, including the email Eng lish donkey of the Times, the abolition sireak ed dot key of the Post, and the loud braying Pennsylvania jackass of the Tribune. Toe squire bi labors his donkeys? they bray lustily ; Vwt they do not keep it up. Monsieur Hue, the great Oriental traveller, Eays that the Chi nese kuve a way of stopping the donkey from buying l>y tying to his tail a heavy stone. The dtnkey doggedly refuses to bray unless he can lift his tail. The Chevalier Wikoff must have been appropriating the hint of Monsieur Hue, fiom the remarkable silence yesterday, with a tifigle exception, among these donk-sys of the oyster house alliance of the Chevalier Webb. Thus the matter stands. This oirtnns and lamentable operatic imbroglio is thus clearly tractable to the wrath of the Chevalier Webb 1 agawftt tbe Utoyut* AWT, upm kh? of amaUcx diplomacy, the favorite hobby of both. It ia the siege of Sebastopol, Wlkoff being the chief- engineer, Tottleben, of the gar rison, arid the Chevalier Webb the Lord Rag lan of the allies. Weather still stormy, under a heavy B'ack Sea fog. Sebastopol not yet taken. A Hikt fob Nafoleom in.? People are speculating abont the punishment which should be inflicted on the man who attempted the lite of the French Emperor. Some talk of the guillotine, others Mort St Michel; most seem to expect something very dreadful in the way of punishment It does not appear, however, that severo pun ishments are the most efficacious in preventing crimes of this kind. Ia England, for many j cars it was quite usual to fire at the sovereign or otherwise attempt his life. George III., George IV., William iV., and Victoria have all been in their turn the target for the assassin's knife or bullet. It was quite a common thing on public d ays at periods of popular excitement to bear that the king had been shot at. For many years, the criminals suffered severe pun ishments; some were executed, some were im prisoned for life. Still the mania continued until no less than three attacks were made on the present Queen Victoria, who at the time was very young and by no retinement of rati ocination could be supposed to have incurred the enmi'.y of any sensible persoa. Tracing the evil to its real sourcs? a love of notoriety ? Sir Robert Peel introduced into Parliament a bill providing that offenders in snch cases should be whipped. It passed, and from that day to this the fear of the rod haa been so wholesome in the British Isles that no one has ever attack ed the Queen. Napoleon III. should take a hint from hiB ally and neighbor. The fear of ridicule and humiliation ? which was the basis of Peel's sta tute? are still keener in France than in Eng land. The material for murderers is more plentilul ; nowhere doss there exist a larger brood of dark visaged, black hearted men than in the garrets and cellars on the banks of the Seine and the Faubourgs St. Antoine and St. Maiceau : and these, who are brave as liontf at a barricade, are, almost without exception, as sensitive to ridicule, and as much afraid of dis grace as any high bred lady. Suppose the Emperor had his Corsican friend hauled upon a scaffold in the Place de la Con corde, on a day to be announced a fortnight be forehand : and suppose he gave orders to twa stout servants or Eoldiers {Administer to him then and there a sound timing, so calculated as to endanger neither life nor limb; suppose ufterwards the gentleman were hoisted on a native Coriican donkey, with his face to the tail, and ridden ever the Boulevards with one or two jocose placards over his head : suppose, in fine, that the Emperor, inviting the editors of the Charivari to dine with him, were to point out the excellent fun they might make of this poor devil, and offer them every facility in order to obtain sketches of him in various comic and novel positions; does any one doubt that he would be the last of his race ? No Frenchman of a certainty would run the risk of such dreadful punishment ? more dread ful to him, by far, than the guillotine and the Mort Michsl. The plan would not only be the best possible for the attainment of the chiet object in view ? the preservation of the Empe ror '? safety ? tut would likewise gain him great credit for clemency among his people. The Kinney Expedition? The Cat Out op tee Bag.? We publish elsewhere in these columns a letter of Col. Kinney to a friend in Texts which lets the cat out of the bag in re ft rence to the programme of the Kinney expe dition. It is simple enough. His plan is to get a legal foothold in Nicaragua for a colony of four or five hundred American settlers, and thus getting snugly into the country, they arc to proceed to conquer the whole of it and divide the spoils. William, the Norman, was remarkably successful upon a similar plan. Lopez, Car&vajal, and Col. Walker have not been so successful ; but Col. Kinney is from the Texas Riggers, who made as clean a job of it as William, the Norman. lie wants the Rangers to join him in Nicaragua, and his in ducements are magnificent. Mr. Jo. White, the active lawyer of Senor Marcoleta in the pro3e cutionof Kinney, it thus nppears, has perfectly underitood the game. He has known all along that if Kinney is successful, the Nicaragua Accessory Transit Company lose their mo nopoly of the Nicaragua route. It will, no doubt, with the conquest of the country, be appropriated by Col. Kinney and his Rangers ; for what else can the Colonel mean by com manding " tl? commerce of the world ?" An'] the people of Greytown art: waiting for the Colonel. There this new American revolution is to begin. There was something in Mr. Tierce's bombardment of " that camp of savages"' after all. We trust that, with this letter of Col. Kinney, Senor Marcoleta will be satisfied, and allow toe expedition to proceed All ftiat tie Colonel wants is a legal foothold in the country. " The rest will scon follow." Nullification in Massachusetts. ? It will be seen by a telegraphic message published el6C*here, that the Legislature ot Massachu setts, having passed the " Personal Liberty bill" and Etnt it to the Governor for signa. ture. received it back yesterday vetoed; and immediately, as was expected, passed it over the Governor's head by the requisite ma jority. This places Massachusetts at on;e in fe:e?v"*t 0f the nullifying States. The bill? or rather the act, for it is an act now ? completely nullifies the Fugitive Slave law within the State of Massachusetts, and raises a question which may place the Union in danger. Indeed, should it remain on the statute book of Massachusetts, it seems difficult to comprehend hew the Southern States can continue to allow her citizens to make use of their laws to pro tect their property. So far a? Southern slave owners are concerced. the personal liberty liw Amounts to a legalization of robbery; and ap pears as unjust to the Sooth as a Virginia law would be which threw insurmountable obstacles In the way of the collection of Northern debts in that Stat j. Governor Gardner, by his veto, has coaflrm ed himself in a position in which he is likely to exercise grfat influence. He now nec*s->arily becomes the centrg and focus of the national men of Massachusetts, in opposition to the raut irg clergymen and foolish fanatics who, by some unaccountable fatality, appear to have obtained control of the Legislature. It is not clear as yet that the Know Nothings of the central and either Northern States can have any fellowship at all with the American ptntj Ut ?t u* > cutset and throughout to be hostile parties, working on opposite principles. Time only will show whether Massachusetts contains or not national men enough nnder Gardner to form a branch or State Council of the Order; or whether, fanaticism being paramount in that State, it will be ignored and unrepresented in the National Council of the great American P?^7 Barmm'h Baby Show and His Bottle Hold er.? A recent examination before one of our police courts has brought Barnum before the public in a new character. One day last week he was brought up to the bar of juBtice, when it appeared that he had already commenced the preliminary arrangements for hia baby show lhe devehpenients, given elsewhere, are quite curious, and they may bo considered us au cx poH'iion of the method adopted by the manager of Joico ileth and Je^ny Lmd to secure tho success of the great baby show which is an nounced to be opened next month. It seems that Barnum has in his employ ment a German of the name of Hesaing. Mrs. Hessing is described by the reporters as a " clean and moderately pretty German dame," while her husband swears that she has great power over New York gentlemen." Both au thorities arc good, and so we may safely believe that Mrs. Hesaing is a pretty and agreeable woman. No ir, Barnum, thinking probably that tho Teutonic type of beauty ought to be represented at the show, called upon Mrs. Hessing and did the agreeable? in fact, inflict ed upon her a chaste salute. As it was not impossible that Mrs. Hessing might have a specimen for the show, and as her baby would probably be a fine one, coming from healthy I ard handsome stock, Barnum adopted the best means for the purpose of securing it Mark, now, the ingratitude of Hessing! He was so absurd as to object to the kissing of Mrs. Hessing by another person, and he brought up Barnum to answer to a charge of attempted violation. The little flirtation and the kiss was proven and not denied, but the other charge was not made out. Bar num made a speech to the reporters on the most singular of all subjects? his character and standing in the community, and walked out of court. It seems from a review of the above facts that Barnum is not quite so successful in love affairs as he has been in seme other matters. He commenced his negotiations for the baby show in a somewhat novel w^, and became so much mixed up with babies, petticoats, kisses, and the like vanities, that Mr. Howard was moved to come before the public as his bottle holder. We do not mean to say that there was anything but water, or milk and water, in the bottle referred to. Mr. Howard has published a letter attesting to the purity of Barnum's mcral character, and otherwise bearing testi mony to hiB elevated position and high stand ing in the community. This was kind of Mr. Howard. The whole matter gives the public an insight into Barnum s peculiar negotiations prelimina ry to the coming grand exhibition of infantile humanity. As he has announced that he has thirty or forty babies engaged, it is probable that he has adopted a similar mode of proce dure in other cases, varied perhaps by circum stances. A complete account of Barnum's ma ternal and infantile diplomatic feats, would be quite interesting, both to the exhibitors and patrons of the show. It will be seen, also, that Barnum makes a statement altogether super fluous under the circumstances in saying that no one could get any money from him. Every body is aware that no woman, were she as bean tiful as an angel, and as sweet a singer as the Nightingale, (Swedish,) could get a cent out of Barnum. He can get the money out of other people, but no one ever gets any of it back. Barnum and his baby negotiations make a rich episode in city life. Ex Consul Sanders on Letter Whiting.? We published yesterday an interesting mani festo from ex-Consul Sanders, giving some im portant infoi mation to the democrats of Vir ginia. Ex Consul Sanders has laid down the law in the most orthodox style, and it seems that this letter is to be taken as a chart where by the democracy of the Old Dominion is to steer. The ex-Consul is an apt letter writer, and Las often eclightened ns oa dark points of foreign policy. Now that he has turned his at tertioa foafiuirs about home, we would request him to devote some little time to tho following important and interesting topics, and give us a series of letters tl<y^on: ? I'irst? On the phiMbphy and sentiment of Barnum's baby show. Sccond? On the principles involved in, and the results attained by the reccnt publications from the Academy of Mnsio. Third ? On the position, character and stand ing of George Downing, and tae effect that gfod oysters have on the system at this time of the 3 car. Fourth ? On the diplomatic ability and stra tegic Fkill in love, war, opera and music ex hibited by the Chevalier Wikoff. Fifth ? On the qualifications and capacity of Joseph Hisp, who was recently expelled from the Legislature of Massachusetts, as a tem perance advocate or a lecturer on female moral reform and the rights of women. Sixth ? On the expediency and propriety of Mrs. Patterson, whose bill for meat, drink and lodging at the hotel in Lowell was paid by the Legislature of Massachusetts, assisting Mr. Hiss in his labors. We trust that ex-Coneul SanJera will not delay In tiifi cis^isation 0f these important and deeply interesting topics. The press stops unlil tbey are properly explained by him. Pvnirnxo the Wma Partt.? We call the attention of the politician? of all parties to the proclamation in another column calling for a rc construction of the New York whig party upon eonnd and honest principles. Tho projec tors of this movement propose to'fehutup the "Broadway House, to disband its trained gangs of hired bullies and ruffians; and to put an end to this ty stem ol trading with "black spirits and white, blue spirits atd grey," for the spoils. This io a mo6t trerr ^dous undertaking, and is commenced somcv at late in the afternoon of the whig dynasty ; but still the move is a good one, and we hope that by the honest whigs It will be followed up with energy, even if it should carry them into the Know Nothing camp. Another Okra War? First Bulletin.? We give to-day a card from Mr. Ullman, one of tLe impretariot of the Lagrange Opera troupe. We presume (bat the other managers will follow MUI? THE LATEST NKWB. BV MAGNETIC AND PRINTING TELEGRAPH!. The Cut at Colonel Klnnejr. Philadelphia, May 21, 1855. The uit ef Colonel Kianey came ap before Judge Kane this mornisg. Mr. Dallas, his counsel, argued for a redaction of tall, and demanded a speedy trial. He alio r?ad a number of affidavits ? one, that of the owner of the steamer, which states that there was no arma ment or powder on board, and that the intended expedi tion waa for colonizing only; also, stating that the steamer had been ready for sea sinse the 7th inst., and that the delay renders Colonel Kinney liable for twelve hundred dollars a day demurrage. Mr. Dallas also sub mitted an acsount ef the hearing in New York, and closed by repealing the Jem as (1 for an early trial. Mr. Vasdyke, the District Attorney, stated his inabili ty to bring up theeate before two weeks, on account of the absence of witnesses. Mr. Dallas said that the delay would be fatal to the expedit'on, and it might as well be delated two months as two weeks. After further con- - venation, the case ?a< postponed until the next term, two weeks hence, with the und?ratandin; that the eailiog of the expedition need not be delayed. The de fendant renewed his ball in the same amount as pre viously given. Heavy Damages; TDK NORWALK BRIDOK CATASTROPHE. Bostok, Hiy 21, 1855. The jury in the case of Dr. Brown* against the New Haven Bnilroad Company, bave returned a verdict for the plaintiff, assessing the damages in >10,000. Dr. Browne was injured at Norwaht and sued for $20,000. Rumored Revolution on the Rio Grande. Nkw Orleans, M*y 21, 1886. A revolution, it is reported, has broken out on tbe Rio Grande, Mexico, and fifteen hundred man, headed by Caravajal and others, had crossed tte river. A Strange Slave Case, and m Sadden Death. Cihcinvati, May 21, 1855. Elijah Williams, a rich planter of Barnesvillj, Ssuth Carolina, arrived in this city to-day with eight negroes, cne of which was his wife, six ilia children, and the other hi* wife's mother. The object of his visit here waa to manumit tbe whole and fettle them in this State. Just, however, as he stepped from the steamboat into a carriage be fell dead. Tbe negroes havicg been brought here are of course free uDder our State laws. Mr. Wil liams bad previously willed the whole of his estate to { the negroes. Death of Or. Hamilton Bnircr, Middlktown, May 21, 1825. Dr. Hamilton Brewer, Secretary of the Air Line Rail road, died here very suddenly this afternoon. He was perfectly well last evening. An attack of billions cholic Has the canre of his death. Dr. Brewer war a na'ive of East Hartford, in this State, and graduated at the Wes ley an University of Middletown. He had been a practis ing physician up to the time of hia appointment an Sec retary of the Air Line Company. He was a kind man, and was universally respected and beloved by all who knew him. He was but forty years of age. Steamboat Disaster* THE STEAMBR HURON SUNK. Oswego, Mi?y 21, 1855. Ihe Canadian steamer Huron, loaded with 4,000 bar rels of flour, for Montreal, wlisn leaving our harbor on TSatuidny night, ran against the Island at the entrance, filled and sunk to the main deck. The cargo will be mostly caved, in a damaged state. The steamers run ning between here and Toronto are daily loaded with passengers and freights. BURNING OF THB STKiWKR PORCUPINE. Wawrtow.v, May 21, 1855. The Canadian steamer Porcupine, need for freight and towing en the St Lawrence river, was burned yesterday evening, near Frescott. No lives were losi. Two Men Suffocated by Coal Gas. Macch Chunk, May 21, 1855. Two brothers, earned Linderman, were suffocated by the gas from coal, in the cabin of a canal boat lying at the wharf here. Destruction by Fire of a Unitarian Church. Boston, May 21, 1855. The Unitarian church in Cambridge port, Bev. H. F. Harrington, pastor, was destroyed by fire yesterday morning. It was but partially insured. The Dental Com of Allen vs. H miter. Cincinnati, May 21, 1865. The dental case of Allen vs. Hunter, for the in fringement of the patent for artificial teeth, has been deciced against the plaintiff in the United States Court. Shelton's Mountain Borer. Easton, May 21, 1856. Shelton's mount* in borer, lately injured by fire, has been repaired, and is now successfully operating on the Warren Railroad, near Belvidere. Western Navigation. Clw eland, May 21, 1865. The steamer Northerner, from Sault de St. Marie, has just arrived here. The canal will not be open for busi ness until the middle of July, owing to the irost. The Ohio River. PrnsBmn, May 21, 1855. The water is fa'ling in the channel of the river at this point. It is now six feet nine inches deep. Wheeling, May 21, 1855. The water in the channel of the river here is nine feet six incUts deep, and is falling. The weather is warm, with indications of rain. The Land Commissioner on a Tour. Washington, May 21, 1855. John Wialon, ?lq., Land Commissionei, goes to Green Bay to morrow, on government business, and will be ab sent four weeks. Snow Storm at Wells River, Vfc. Wklls River. (Vt ) May 21, 1855. We are having here this morning quite a severe enow storm. Markets. New Orleans, May 10, 1856. CoHo*? The Baltic's news had a favorable effect up on prices which sre a shade firmer. The business, how ever. is dull? sales 1,000 bales middl ng at 10, '^c. a 10%;; hut the prices are nearly nominal, there being little here. Ihe sales yesterday amounted to 4,020 bales. Yel low corn sold at lOOe. PHILADELPHIA STOCK BOARD. Piiit.adxi.phia, May 21, 1855. Money is easy? stocks are firm; Reading, 43.^ ; Morris Canal, 13J?; Long Island. 16; Pennsylvania R. R., 43)^; Ptnnajlvsr.1% State 6's, 86 >?. Cricket. Yesterday was the opening day of the Newark crioket irg, and the members and their friends mustered strong on the occasion. The new ground is situated on the left of the track, about ten minutes walk beyond the Chest nut street depot. It is a beaut ful level field, of aoaut five acres, and whin they have finished sodding it will be all they can desire. The club have leased it for five year p. A match was played between the members, twelve on a side; and though the scores wero not large, they played well, especially Ralph Jefferson (who made a teauttful four hit), J. Jefferson, Wurts and Hedges. StrUt was an excellent long stop, on Elverson's side, while Wurts did not fill the same post on Jefferson's ride quite so well. The byes and wides certainly won the match. The following is the score;? J. ELYKRSOVS SIDE Fir Innings. Strond Innings. Tolal. Warmer b. Jellerscn 0 b. McNair 2 2 Smith run out 2 b. McNair 9 11 Wheatcroftb. R Jffferson 1 b. McNatr.. ........ 2 3 J. Elverson run out 1 b. R Jtfferson'r. . . . . 1 2 T.Jefferson b. McNair... 1 b. McNatr 0 8 Guathead b. R Jefferson 6 b. R Jefferson 1 7 G^av Barbt ler c. llsker b. Jeffer- b. McNair 1 2 son 1 G. Elverson b. McNair... 0 not out 2 2 Olds b. McNair 1 leg b. wicket 4 6 lands h McNair 4 b R Jefferson 4 8 Halt ted h. Baker 0 st. Baker b. McNair. 0 0 P. M. Smith not out 0 b. McNair 3 3 B\es 10 Byes 7 17 Wide* 14 Wtdes 4 10 41 47 88 R. JMTERSOJi'S SIDB. Firtt Innings. Setwnd Tunings. Iblal. Hedges b. G. Elverson. .. 2 b G. Elverson 6 8 Anthopy c. Greatliead b. runout 0 0 Warner, 0 Bsker b Wheatcroft.... 5 run out 1 fl R. Jefferson b. Warner .. 6 hit wicket ....18 24 Wurts c J. Jefiereon b. b. G. Elversen, 7 13 Warner 6 Ward run oat 3 run out 2 4 Mc> air b. Wheatcroft. .. 1 c. Olds b. Wheatcroft. 0 1 h untie b. Wheatcroft... 1 runout 3 4 Little b. Wheatcroft 0 b. G. Klver-on 0 0 Babco:k run cut 0 c. Barber b. Wheat croft 1 1 Bamage leg before wieket 0 not out A..0 0 Ledwith ntt out 0 b. G. Rlverson 4 4 ? Byes 8 3 23 Wide* 2 2 47 70 To-boitow the New York and rater-ion clubs play at Hobokeo. Marina Affair* Di.parttri or Cauforeia Stramkrs ?The m.iil steam ?hip Illinois, for A spin wall, and the Northern Light, for San Juan, sailed yesterday afternoon with pas .enger.sfcr California, Jersey City News. SnciD* from Jstempkrance ? On Sunday evening a man named Richard rise, about 45 years of age, residing at Bergen Five Corners, In the eity of Hudson, N. J., committed suicide by cutting his throat with a razor while in a fit of delirium tremens. ArroimnwT ? Rev. Charles White -ar h*s been ap f tinted to the pastorship of Trinity M. E. Church, in ork street, Jersey City, for the ensuing year, which ? 9t U)t Academy mf Kilt Wwt Right o ? the L? Grange Ttrapt. The " Lucia it Lutntimoot" or Boalxetti vu given at the leader j of Muiic mat evening, the Owt might of the new Huon, under the direction of Mr. Jaeobeohn. The home via fall, though not no crowded a* on ? t of the "Trovatore" ud "William Tell" nighta, yet very much better than on the occaaion of the first appearance of this company here. The audience was a fashionable, and, with a few enthusiastic exceptions, a critical one. The principal role * were thus distributed Lueia, Mae. da la Granie; Edgardo, Signor Mirate, (hi* first apptaranoe In America;) Ash ton, Signer Morflli. The verdict of the auditnee was decidedly in favor of the new artiate. They were warmly applauded throughout, and at the end cf the recond act there was more enthusiasm than we have witnessed fcr a long time. Mme. de la Grange and Signor Mirate were twice called before the curtain. There were any quantity of wreaths, bouquets and braves. The parquette rose when they appeared, and cse enthu*;astic specimeu of Young New York threw hie hat upon the et&ge. It wes quickly returned la the tame manner, and the demonstration must have been . onienhat astonishing to the foreigners, as we believe ihat the expression, "You can take my hat," to be en tirely an American ii^eruion. But it was an exciting ttene. If the art sts were only auccesaful in the "Bar ber of Seville," it was male up to them by their triump*h. It would be haid to analyze this success, and to say how much of it belonged to the soprano, or the exact quantity to be apportioned to the tenor. We have be fore given a technical description of Madame de la Grange's voice and execution. Her execution of Lucia's music was brill ant in the extreme. Her opening cava tina was distinguished by correct intonation, delicate phrasing, and brilliant ornamentation. In the bridal scece she waa extinguished by Edgarae; but she achieved her greatest triumph ia Lucia's finest scene, in the third act, where the music is precisely suited to her voice and method. The plaudits which rewarded her ef forts here were well deserved. She seems almost with out dramatic power, and merely sang the music of Lu cia, without attempting to identify herself with the cha racter. It was difficult at times for one to realise that he * was not hearing the gems executed ia a con cert room. Signor Mirate made a very fa* vorable impression. H? >s a tenor ro&ujio? his voice is as powerful as that of Benedetti in his best days, while his method is much better. Ia the lower and middle register the quality of his voice U harl, bat his upper notes are full and sweet. His execution of Edgar's passionate appeal to the soul of his dead mis tress, in the third act, was given with much feeling, and executed ia a manner which proved him a very superior artist. He is not handsome ia face or figure. He is a better actor than most tenors, and played the bridal scene very fairly, fcignor Morelli was very good in Ashton, and his opening air was so well given as to bring down the bouse. The opera was not so well given ia the minor details as we have a right to expect at this house? the chorus should be better drilled and better ?reseed; and the scenery, with the exception of the last scene, was not appropriate. The orchestra, under the efficient baton of Signor Ardltl, was very good. He is one of the few conductors who Eeem to understand what piano and pianissimo mean, and so blends light and shade as to bring out the best points o T the singers, in stead of crushing them. Important Political Movement. ADDRESS TO TBS WB1U8 OF NEW YOBK CUT. In Whig General Oomamat > CONSTHCIIOH Hall, May 16, 18f5 X The primary met tings, so called, of the city of New York having long tince cease! to represent the whig or the democratic party, but b&vng.on the contrary, become the shambles where a notorieus class of men, known as "hullies," "sucker*." "striker#," &c., oner up nomina tions for sale, the wLigs of New York have organized themselves in General Committee, In their old fashioned way, in concord, peace and quirt-without Wows or bloodshed? and for the present, they have established the mselves at Constitution Hall. ... . ^ It has become the more necessary thus to organize, be cause, elsewhere, a class of men, using the honorable came of "whigs." are bringinglit into disgrace by pass ing themieivea off as the " Whig General Com nit we," wLen scarcely a principle that they malnta.n is anything but a lcco foco principle of the worst kind and character, the natural result of their rotten and riotous mode of aelforg ionization. Their no minations for office have notoriously been sold and bought. Tho price they pay for bullice and their tools, on primary election days, la as notori ous, a* the price of beef at Bull's Head. To win office fiom Albany a msjority of them have rolled taemaeivM Into all sorts ot political dirt, and then, after thuj sub mitting to the aggravation, the Health Officer and Harfcor Master* of the CHy have been given to political adventurers elsewhere, tnat know nothing of our pionle cr of the duties of their sineeuro offices here. Without a remonstrance, If not with encouragement, Bey have seen the rights and interests of the city bar tered [and trafficked away in Albany, and they have often, mani'ested a disposition to sell out any and everyt hing for place of profit. Outraged thus as whigs, and seeing the wing banner trailed in the dust-end mire? we have felt it our duty to evoke and invote the old whig spirit tnat has hitherto maintained the undishonored character of the whig narty, to come to the rescue, and to elevate it onse more to its old and lofty flag staff. ^ We are whigs? veterans of the hard fought fields of 1840, 1844, and 1848. We recognize the old whig principle, of the me morable contest from 1840 to 1862, and upon thoae principles? and in the true spirit and meaning of then - ""?"SfSSra 8"W Chairman of the Whig General Committee, Geo. G Bkluiws, 1 Secretaries. Eiwakd Harding, J TO TBE WB1G8 OF TEX STATE OF HEW YORK. In Whig Gk-vbralCoujutthk, > Constitction Hall, May 16, 1855. J The whigs of New York in General Committee having organized themselves upon the time-recognized and long honored principles of the whig party, see, with regret and alarm, certain political leaders, in whom confidence lias been hitherto misplaced, atterxptirg to lead off our brethren, Into sn embracs ef "loco fo-.oism of the worst kind, under the navce of " fus.on"? for which purpose already several oEces in the State have been di viced among soft shell anc Hard shell democrats, as well as whigs. lndetd, in the Senate of the Stite, we have already seen a hard shell cemocrat maiing a whig State printer, and a whig health oflicer in New York, Rn effioe worth 126.000 per anc. um, suspiciously confirmed by the nbstnee of a soft shell Senator ? for which, in retura, a hard shell democrat and a distinguished soft shell ex member of Congress (Hon. Preston ltiog) htve been put upon one of the most important and valuable 'Commis sion*" ever created in this State, viz : the Harbor Com miMon of New York. We have seen a hard shell Sena tor not only making Tliurlow Weed a State pr.ntsr, with a gratuity worth some $15, COO or $20,0c0 per annum, but voting to take from the counties of the State their census takers, and giving to the regency ia Albany the distribution of thtir2.000 pe:ty offices. In consequence of this fusion bargain in Albany, the last winter, an attempt was made through this hard shell, soft shell, and so called whig combination, to lay down a railroad In our great thoroughfare of Broadway, the franchise of which is worth, pethann, a half million of dollars; and such a bill, despite all opposition from the citizens of Ntw York, panned the Assembly of the State by their votes. We hate Been a like attsmpt to impose upon us a fusion set of Albany created Police Commissioners, to take from us the organization of our 1.200 pelicemen. We have seen, too, aO sorts of corrupt fusion corporations creatid, to take money from the peo ple, and to put It into the pockets of adventurers, who wish to live upon the people without work, but through lobby legislation. The erownmg act of this fusion combination wee the attempt to take from the State the ordinary repiiring of the canals, and to make a ckse contract job or >700,000 per annum for ten years, for pete and favorltea to do work, which costs the fctate now, extravagantly as the work is done, but little over $^,0G0 per annum. In short, so corrupt, so rotten ?ai all the action of this fusion Legislature, that all breathed freer when they felt ttelr safety in the fact of its adjournment. The history of the men, who have done of attempted to do these thlnj sthisjear.Ua history of fraud upon the State, and of general corruption for two or three years past. Thw stopped the enlargement of the canala at cne time by ?? fraudulent and corrupt '?lettings." They then bankrefted the State by their profligate ex penditures, acd to rescue it from going into bankruptcy, they have been obliged to levy up an ns a mill and aquar tetf tax. amounting to more then ?1, 600, COO. They plun dered us of <be great emigrant fund here, about (210 0(0 which the courts of the United States declared to ieutconstitutonallv collected from pot r emigrants, and instead ol returning It to the suffering em grant Institutions, they divided about forty per c?nt of it among the lobby politicians of the State. They h?vs given awsy valuable water rights on onr Kait river, worth thousands and Wns of thousands of dollars, to pet politicians here. Their consolidation of the great Cen tral liallroad was made a job of hundreds of tli >usaada of dollars to regency men, and lobby men, that hang ronnd Albany in the winter. In short, it has been no torious, that even necessary ard useful legislation can. cot get through at Aloiny, without paying lobby mee, that (ell certain members of the Legislature, as sheep are sold in market. In view cf all these things. we call upon the whigs of the State to separate themselves frcm this corruption, wHtli works with and coalesces w'.th loco foceism in any rebeme of "tmion" to plunder? and to organ ze with us upon a platform, independent of rotten p imiry elec ticnF? tie creations ot tliete wire pullers and poliUoal plundereis. Our principles are the whig principle*, known and promulgated ns such from 1836 to 1852, la national and Stete eenvenfions? In the high an i palmy, an l honest days of the wod old whig party. We have nothing to take from there principles, and nothing to add to tbem. Tbey are American now, as they ever fcave been? for home labor ir. preference to foreign labor, fcrheno men instead cf foreign men, or, In the msre tqpMtiivs words of onr eld, bnt now. alas! buried whig leaders? for "our country, our whole country, and nothing but our coun'-ry, ' knowing "no South, na North, no East, no West/' but embracing in one frater nity the whole American people. We invite all whigs who think with u* to act with ns, and, through soms known whig fr'ends, f) respond, in county organization*, by correspondence with our Secretaries. We mean to res cue the whig name and the whig flag fram any coalitioa with "teflon." or "p'nn'er," rathe*. And, Ptts jft'c

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