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TsVXPAJtED FO? THI NEW- TORSI TRI HCNE. ?Tbe Bumeaides of Eschylas ia about to be broeg ht oat in Oennan, at the Royal Opera Hoo.se at Berlin. The ehorases are now being composed by Meyerbeer. ?Aa unknown picture by Raphael has jost be? sliseovcred at C re moo a. It represents tbe Virgin kaeeling and adoring the infant Savior. Bt Joseph is to the back ground. In ooe corner see tbe initials of Raphael, 8.E.V. ?It is said in tbe Mestatrvrrt of Modena, that the aaked statues in tbe char eh es at Home are to be aovereo from motives ol modesty. Canova's Go? ssas of Death in the Monument to Pope Clement at to be tbns adorned, and tbe many little cherubs Which abound in varioaa charches are no longer tw be left in a state of improper exposure. The lea si od est pictures are also to be improved. ?Tbe new opera of La Dame de Pique, just brought out by Scribe and Halevy at the Opera 00mtfue at Paris, occupies iive hours and a half km tbe representation. It ia iu three acts. ?Miss Catharine Hayes, the English singer, was to appear in Italian Opera at Rome after Christmas. ?Tbe Paris exhibition of Modern Artists open- I od oo Mondsy Doc. 30, in the new building which stands in the Cour d'honneur of the Palais Royal Tbe building is not yet completed and is some, what inconvenient, bat this will soon be remo ?lies). Tbe plan was conceived by M. de Quizard, tbe chief of tbe division of Fine Arts in the De? partment of the Interior; tbe architect is M Uhabrol, and tbe decorator, M. 86cban. Aa inno? vation in tbe arrangement of the exhibition is the patting of paintings and sculptures together in the oome rooms. Five thousand eight hundred and twenty works were offered for exhibition, six? teen hundred were rejected. Owing to the in. oompleteness of tbe rooms only 1,697 works are yet exhibited. The following are among the most prominenti An Assumption, tlie Oceania**, and several portraits by Lehmann; The Girondists^ by Charles M?ller; a Scene from tlte Song of SjI otnon, by Ziegler, The Last Repast of the Gvromy twit's, by Philippoteaux ; Portrait if Louis A'//; > hum, by Horace Verriet; Reading of the Testa? ment of Louts XIV. by Alaux; The Volunteers of 17W, by Vinchon; Arabs, by Chaaienaa; Mas to ort of the Mamelukes, by Odier, A VJlage Fu nsral, by Courbert; Rebecca, by Decamps; Jane Shore and 77?? Senate of Venice, by R ibert Flou? ry, The Raising of Lazarus and TlteGiaour,by (3. Delacroix; Roman Peasants, by Hebert; Car wtval at Romt, by Karl Muller; BaUlt iw Russia by Yvon. Among anecdotic or familiar subjects are pictures by Diaz, Tony J oh anno t, Giro ix, Lo? la?, Riesner, Ch. Qiraud, Jeanson and others. Couture exhibits a number of sketches, but no pictore. Indeed the older and more eminent painters are almost entirely wanting. The num? ber of German names among the exhibitors is striking In sculpture there is an Atlantis, by Pradie r, a figure in marble by Pollet, which is seid to be charming; a Hero, in marble, by Loi son ; s Engone, by JoutTroy , Tragedy and Come sty, two busts, by Clesinger. The exhibition even ka its present imperfect atate, ia crowded daily. ?Tbe first exhibition at Paris of works of Liv kag Artists took place in 1673. There wero lif ty artists in tbe catalogue, among them Lebrun Philippe de Champagne and V ander Meulen. The exhibition was held in the open air in the Court of tbe Palais Royal. Out of the fifty artists teu still retain a reputation TI' ? exhibition of ISMO is re? membered as pcrhapa the most successful that has ever taken place. There were above five hundred exhibitors. Among them were David, Gros, Guerin, Prud hon, Carla Vernet, Gravel' Gerard, Ac. 8omo twenty of the artists are all who are not row forgotten, tho proportion bein? smaller than in 1' ? I. Genius does not seem to increase in proportion to the number al those who weald fain be thought to possess it. ?Coaat d'Orsay is, it is said, engaged on a painting cf some magnitude, which is likely to excite a sensation. The President of the 11 public, freu? old acqua.utauce, was disposed to ap? point him as ambassador to one of tha Courts of Italy, but the Minister for Foreign AiTairs remon? strated against the appointment, and the intention was abandoned. ?George Band has met with a severe check in tbe refusal of the authorities to allow a play from ber pen to be produced at the Theater St. Martiu, entitled '? Claudia." Everything had been pre pared for it, and considerable expense had been kaoarred, when the Censor stepped in, and politely fsauounsed bis retusalof a lisense. ?Aa Indian officer who haa recently come home states that Cairo is extremely full of Italian omi. grants, many men of high rank, who are obliged to perform tho most menial offices tor tbe moans of Uvtag. They wero recently watching the ne? gotiations of Austria and 1'russia with a gojd deal of interest, and had decided on returning to Italy tbe instant a war should be declared. ?Tbe edacational cause is making rapid pro? gress both at Bombay and Calcutta. Schools are rising in all directions, and under the most influen? tial aaspices, for the improvement of the poorer alas sos. ?Tbe Courrter de Lyons states that between midnight aad 1 A.M. of tbe 80th Dec. at the time tbe mass of Christmas was being celebrated in tbe churches in tbe presence of a great number of people, about thirty Police agents surrounded a Cafe, penetrated into tha interior, aad arrested Ssboat twenty persons who were just sitting down to enjoy a copious banquet, which is customary aw that night, and kaown by the name 0 bat which on this occasion, according to infjrma tsoa received by tbe police, was to serve as an ex ease for a saeeting of a very different character. ?A specimen of tho wild Cottou plant, with , fall boils, plucked within fifty yards of the sea on tbe west coast of Africa, in August last, haa been : exhibited at Liverpool. The quality ia tbe, and ! tbis specimen shows that there woald be no ditB | Ioalty in cultivating cotton where it was gathered. ?Tbe raising ot Cotton in India is going oa with groat success. The best kinds of American seed sbro used. Next year a large amount of Cot Iton if expected to be seat from India to England. ?A company has been formed to c.mvey per? sons from Madrid to Paris and London daring tbe Universal exhibition of ludustry. The time al ?ewed is to be one month, and the ticket will in clad? for ail expenaos, visiting theaters and places oi amaaaaaeat iu Paris and Lond as well as the Bxhibttiea. ?Lord Btt^^ , eye imoir considered to be quite safe by ? experiencod of Londpn ooahsts. Lord Brot^ h#J> duri?g ,u. q ****** B^c^aaen engaged insozae difficult experimental roe*^ on tbe dlrtr?0. tien oi light; and we bavo no doaV* ^t ^ was ltjered by tbe length and coo^Uy of re searches carried on in a dark apsjtm*^ ^ lordship, in passing tbrongh Paris, cvmmuii*,^ aa account of bis experiments to the National In. stitute, aad is st present at Brougham Hall. ?Mr. Hoald has very honorably discharged all tbe outstanding claims of creditors for articles supplied either to bim or Lola Monies during their residescotogstsVerio Parts. Mr. Lewis, his agent, bss just left, after pay ins all tbe honest creditors i? fall, led cc^pellinsr others to strike oaf extor lauste demands Lois has, it appears, made another effort but ? vein one, to bring back tbe runaway. 8be continue, to receive monthly ber allowance of X 500 ? year from Ifr. Heald, bat thia ia jpon tbe express condition that ahe shall not annoy him in any way, and it haa bean intimated to ber that if the name of Mr. Heald should be mentioned in ber forthcoming memoirs, her allow? ance will be stopped. ?Lamartine went to England lately to sell his new book, The History of the Dtrtctoty, to some publisher. He said he would put his whole sou in it?palpitant d'aetualiU it would astonish Eu? rope?and he would content himself with a poor fivethousand pounds as honorarium. The publish? er declined the offer. He is soon to print it in Paris. Granier de Cassagnac, a noted newspaper back, is writing on tbe same subject in oppo aition. ?Lamartine has written a novel entitled The Tailor of Pierrt de Saint Point. He has sold it to tbe Siecle newspaper in which it will shortly appear. ?An entertaining book has appeared at Paris called The History of Journalt or the Biography of Journalutt. The author is Edmond Texier. ?The Journal del Dibatt reports that Norway bas lost the most distinguished of her philologists in the person of M. Christian Lauritz 8verdrup, who had died in his seventy ninth year. M. Sver drop bas occupied the chair of philology at the University of Christiana since the foundation of that establishment by Frederick VI. King of Den? mark, in 1608. ?The Prussian sculptor, Wolff, who is well known in England from having executed, beside many classic groups, some busts of the Iloyal Family, and a statue of Prince Albert as a Greek warrior, has just completed an exquisite figure of Paris. His four statues, personify ing the seasons, have been purchased by an English amateur. Mr Gibson is commencing the models of two very important works?Uueen Victoria on her throne between two allegorical figures, representing Jus? tice and Clemency, for the House of Lords, and the colossal statue of Sir llobort Peel. ? Lord Ellesmere has just published at London a history of the 'Hilary Events in Italy, 1848-9; it is a translation or rather compilation from Ger? man writers. ?A critic in The Times writing in a condemna" tory strain of Thackeray's Kickhlmys Up>>n the Khin*-,contrasts Thackeray and Dickens, by say? ing that to his own taste " the aspirations toward sentimental perfection of another popular author are infinitely preferable to these sardonic diviugs after the pearl of truth, whose luster is eclipsed in tbe display of the diseased oyster.,, The illustra? tions, the critic thinks, are better than the story itaelf, for the reason that even Thackeray cannot draw his men and women with their skins oil, and, therefore, the ofligies of his characters are pleasanter to contemplate than the flayed anato? mies of the letter press. ?A vigorous effort is now making in England tor the abolition of the tax on paper. ?A new exploring party, consisting of Mr. Heury Gassiott, Mr. Dolman and Mr. Alfred Dol? man, has just set out from Algoa Bay for the inte? rior of South Africa. They are in search of tho sources ol the Limpopo ltiver. ?There are ttl Kornau Catholic Churches ami Chapels in England and Wales , 97 in Scotland, beside 26 stations where divine service is per formed. Colleges?England, 10; Scotland, 1.? Ueligious houses of men in England, 17; Con? vents in do- 53. Priests in England and Wales, 826; in Scotland, 118. Total priests in Great Britian, including bishops, 97% Total increase of priests, as compared with last year, 43. There arc also 45 Roman Catholic bishops and vicars apostolic in the British colonies and possessions. ? It appears, from a statistical account, that 65 physicians have died in Paris aiueo the 1st of January, l$4$. Parts contains at present 1,351 physicians and surgeons. In l?iO there were 1,389, of whom ff< have since left Paris. Of these IS have emigrated to California Among the. de? ceased are the celebrated names of Allard, Baron, Blainville, Blandin, Bourgery, Capuron, Fou<|uier, Marjolin, Mojon and Prus. There are now in Paria, bes.de phy sicians and surgeons, 178o^cier? dc mtu%\ ?>l apothecaries, and 330 raid wives. ?The priests on the Scottish border keep up a sharp competition with each other for the chance of marry ii.g couples that runaway in order to get buckled together under the more liberal laws of Scotland. The other day, when the Duke and Duchess of Northumherland wer? driving into Berwick upon Tweed, they were surprised and amused by the self-introduction of a polite stran? ger, who tendered his card, and solicited the job of making them man and wife. ?It is said that Mr. Mitchell of London, late lessee of St. James Theater of that city, ia in no gotiation with M'lle. Rachol wi'h a view to her performing in America and Europe. He has offered, according to the report, 110,000 for fifteen months, he also paying the asters and actresses who accompany her. Ofcourse the performancea would be in French as she speaks no other lan? guage with tho necessary tacility. It is supposed that the other members of the Company will cost Mr. Mitchell about ?90,000 besides traveling ex? penses, rent, sto. They would probably go to St Petersburg before coming to New-York. ?Sir David Brewster, the eminent Scotchsavan, has given in his adhesion to what is called Eloc tro Biology. He describes somo romarkabla ex? periments made by a Mr. Darlin, in the presence of several acientific gentlemen, and says: "They were all convinced aa 1 was, that the phenomena which we witnessed were real phenomena, and as well established as any other facts in physical actence. The process by which the operator pro? duces them?tbe mode by which that process acts upca the mind of the patient?and the reference of the phenomena to some general law in the constitution of man?may long remain unknown, hut it is not difficult to see in Die recent discove? ries of M. Du bo is Key mond and Matteucia, and in the lawa which regulate the relative intensity of tbe external and internal impression on the nerves of sensation, some not very indistinct in? dications of that remarkable process by whic? minds of peculiar sensibility are temporarily placed under the dominion of physical influences developed and directed by some living agent." BROOKLYN ITEM.s. Fall t? a Buldiwg ? On Friday, a portion of the wall of a building, in course of erection ia Coart-st between Union and Sackett sts. sudden? ly gave way, canning with it the beams and joist of two stores, and wrecking the whole block, in? juring only one or two of tbe workmen slightly, notwithstanding tnere were some eight or tea ou the walls at the time. The work was not far ad? vanced, the walls being carried up only twenty feet. Tbe accident is supposed to have been caused by the sinking of the foundation. The walls were very slight, being only eight inches, tad the mortar appears to have been unfit for the P%rpOM- - I>*CBA,g or JoH.t W. Cochra?, Ks,*.?This geialemaa. %ho was recently elected u tbe office of Commi??w,,-_ - D ? , a .. , . . ,. ?"***er*/ Be poire and Supplies, of this P. m Ho bad t t ?t rotereJ upon tbe J. ties of his "ffico. EUROPE BY AN AMERICAN. glCOKO Still*.) Ne. LII. \rv 1 rar im Paru.... Cuttomi and Dmmft tKrrrupom.... The PretidenVi Rtreptxom_Th* AnanimUton Plo% ....Th* Maim, Loam..... A Plot of Mdiert and pruttt_A titupmdvi* Mirael* tndttned by th' Prent* Arthb?hop* and Author*tin-Particular Detail*.... Th* Satir+ml Art Krhtbition.... A New Optra by Aihrr.. ..Mr H Hulwrri Speeeh ompartd particularly tnth Lmyluh Facti.... F.nolamd. ire Piiia CoimpotfrKi ?< Tbs Tnbuss. Piai*, Wednesday, Jan. 1 Mntri (irecley ir Mcttrath GE5TLEMIN : New-Ye ar Day in Paria ia a day of point and pith. Greetinga and courtesies abound. All your dependent*-, looking to the time, iiecome extra civil in advance. Tne ma? hogany features of the concierge begin to relax on Chriatmas Day, and up to the Grat of the year they are of melting blandneai. On that day, the concierge?or house-porter?expects handsome acknowledgments from all the inmates of the house, from the entresal or low ceiling above the ground floor, from the first floor, which answers to our third story about, and is inhabited by the fam? ily of De something?from the second floor, which the advocate, and notary, and writers and what not occupy, and so on up to the seventh story, where the gentleman who nobody knows what he does or how he lives, though sometimes he goes to the Ely see and comes out with a thoughtful police looking air. From all these the concierge looks for gifts. He and his family have lived in a little impure bole, seven by ten feet, with a ladder stair? way leading to another hole with an interior win? dow overlooking tho first hole, and used as a sleeping apartment. Here during the day he has received letters, answered questions, been ready to run on errands for fifteen sous the course, and to tee that your rooms are kept tidy for so much a week, and to pull a mysterious string to let you in and out the huge house gate, which is closed after dark. The face of our concierge brightens accordingly on the first of the year. His presents amount to $150. Those given to his wife and daughter arc of milder texture, bat the whole porter family are happy, and they receive their friends in the above hole How the family and friends manage to squeeze themselves into such proportions is their affair; but as you pats the glass door,you see a chicken?which is deserved? ly a high notch in the gourmand table of a French? man, being so superior to our barn fowl?a bottle of wine at 40 sous, and so forth. There are sev? eral elderly ladies, some infants in arms, some young wives or mistresses, and all in this little eeven by ten place. The letter-carrier, newt carrier, all expect their presents. All the ahopt whom the concierge patronise! give him a douceur. On the lioulevardt is held a fair. For more than a mile ia an uninterrupted line of bootha facing the broad tide walk ; and here it would be difficult not to find tomething y ou don't want.? The prices, I obterved, were higher than thote of last year, indicating leas deaperation in the com? petition. A tearful row of cries is kept up among these thousands of niarchandt . if length of lungt and flow of language mark the orator, certainly we have the qualification here. There may be tome tlight iteratijn and reiteration of phrases? every two or three minutca the tame diacourte may be repeated?but that doet not invalidate the argument, on physical croundt at least Notwithstanding France is a light wine grow? ing country , there it a great deal of heavy drink? ing. I have teldom teen to many- drunken men at in Paris on the lint day of the year. Many toldiert having a lcote foot and cath on tho occa? sion, were elaborately tipsey. The rtceptions in the day were numerous. The President, surrounded by grand cordons and the multiludiiieus truiupory of royalty, held a recep? tion at the Elvsee. The different public bodiet waited on him. It is marvt-llout to behold the wonhip of the actual in Prance. How Judges, so this and that, sec list of tuperfine adjeccivet.) felicitate each new real or mock dy natty, which pays them thrir salaries. On this occasion imn gine that each told either that society w?? Ittsfst together by their respective efforts, und you have the poittH/ue de* rf/v?fttt. The Conititutionnel repeats a conversation said to have been held between the President a'id M. Dupin. Dupin ? All the acta of the Assembly, a'l thote of the Bureau, are inspired by a deep attachment for your person, anil the warmest iicaire to pre? serve a good understanding between tasj two powert of the State The 1'nsulent?I am willing to believe it since you tell me so. You and I, each witian the lim? ns of our attributions, ought to attach ourselves to niukiug the laws of the country and the authority yiven us by the C'ormitution retpected, without one power encroaching on the other. I do notcaro about the prorogation of my po-vert, but I am acxioua when I deliver up to tin: people the pow l er that I have received from themto return it intact and respected. My conviction is that Prance de? sires peace and order, and it will consider that of the two powers, which should attack the other as the wrong, Ac. The trial of Alla;a, who awore that there was a plot on the part of the Bonapartists to murder Changainier and Dupin, hat retulted in the con demnatiou of the informant to tine and imprison ment. The report of Altais was given to Yon, the Commissary of Police of the Aaaembly. It de? tailed that on the ? October some conspirators, who met in a back room of a grocer's shop, had so determined. Lots were drawn, and the assassin's wurk fell to an artist, by name Picot. Upon this M. Yon instituted inquiries, which induced him to lay the thing before the President of the Assem? bly. A secret police must have work to do. W here plots do not exist they are manufactured. The Court had to aclect from oaths equally posi? tive from either side. The position of the Assem? bly watching Louis Napoleon i and Louis Napo? leon giving away hundreds or thousands of francs, of course in charitiet, with no view whatever to buying adherents, is simply one of the eternal phe nomens of unjSiat government. The Mazzini loan is-said to be protperout. In the meanwhile, the Papal party multiplies its mi , raculcua thunders, that being the only way the : people can be kept in leading strings by the con? spirators, cardinals and kings. The journala have J a very leng account of a miracle in France. It it too long to Irene!ate in full, being two columns; ' but here is the condensed detail. The Pouvriw, publishes a letter from the Sub Pkekect, M. Grave, of the Department of Vaucluse. of this Uiracle which is taking place at the Church o* It FfttlfBisl in the canton and arr.mdisament of 'Apt. A piout girl, Uosette Tarntsier, while wor j shipping a picture of Christ at the altar, taw j blood issuing from the wounds, and she kissed it. 1 hit miraculous oozing of blood was obterved on ! four tuccemve nays. This occurred about the ! middle of December, and the report is drawn up ; by the I. lcutenaut of ?en?'armene, and forwarded j to the Sub Prefect by the Mayor. This function , ary states that he went to the Church on the 16th . Dec. lP?o, aid with the Pkikst got up on a table - elf se to the picture, distinctly saw "Nan*] flow from the wout.d by the side, and those of the two hands, ai.d the left hoi " ? The blx>d ta tsVS right side, tsys the report, - consisted of ei.tr. drops in the form of pears of the size of a little pea; on the right hand it formed a line of six centi? metres in ienpth, em.ing in a drop; o:i the left band and left foot the blood was less abimiant, but still sufficient to trace a line from t _-two points of three or four centimetres, alto terminat? ing by a drop. ' About teven hundred persons were present snd taw th;s Dr. Clement was then requested by the priest to wipe away the blood, at.d eleven marks remained on the linen. The blood, however, oozed out again and co? agulated. That "no doubt might ex.st as to the reality of the prodigy,'' the Lieutenant caused the upper part of the altar to be removed, and ascertained that it was utterly impossible that the least thing could have penetrated the interior of the altar and behind the painting, moreovai, the wall behind the painting was covered with a ce mer.t perfectly intact in all its parts. The 5?ub Prefect having this report made to him, wished to see and examine the article forhimseif. He accordingly vititt the Church, tees the coagu? lated blood, hears the statement of the above wor? thies "with profoond emotions." He then vit itt Beta "Got',' said Rosa, "bad effected thit miracle for the convertion of sinners, and he had . capct tally chosen tJt ?atuTiin, because f'ur years sgo U.I Wahiy had ber n the witness of a great scandal Hnreondact had beau oatrageouaiy ca !? moisted, as alto that of a Pneat ft); bat the had not demanded reparation from God." On the Wth December, the 6ub Prefect, accompanied by M. Onilhbert, juge d instruction, and M Jacques, substitste of the Procureur of the Republic, went to St. 8aturnin i The Ar< HBisiior of Avignon had arrived on the previona evening. The Sub Prefect waited on the Archbishop, and then went to the Church in company with Dr. C Bernard, an emi? nent rbysicisn of Apt. "As they ascended the hill on which the charch ia situated, they heard the bell riDg?the lignal of the commencement of the man ife static Li 01 the prodigy The Prefect waa vex? ed because be wished to see the curtain rise?or in his words, " to be in the Chapel before the oozmg of the blood began." Here follows aloug descrip? tion, given with the naiv.e and circumstantiality of Gulliver's travels, of the nnzicg on that oecasbn. " The Archbuhopr" then "follored by a numerous body of the Clergy, kntll at tht foot of 'he Altar, ana after a ?h?rt firmier, examined the dro:>t of blood, vhich I had left at the MaajSJsl of the heart ctr-.d he wrpt i them irtth a puce o f linen. This piece of linen and mine were covered with about thirty drops of blood,'' Ac. Ac.; all related again with Defoe-like detail. " The clergy and a body of girls sang hymns ; and we waited in expectation of a new oozing, but none came. The girl Rosette Taniisier, who still remained absorbed in prayer, was asked several times if the blood would now again. A first time she did not answer, a second time she did not know, a third time she said she did not believe it would, Ac. The Arch-Bishop then proceeded to celebrate mass." M The Cou? rier de Lyon states that the blood which is said to have issued from the wounds, has been analyzed by two medical men, who have declared that its chemical compoaition exactly corresponds with that of hnman blood. What a melancholy picture of human villainy and degradation is this ! Imagine in America a Governor of a State and his official sts.il'. and an archbishop and numerous body of clenry, taking part in such a colossal scoundrelism! Tnis abom? ination is too severe to be charivaried: it IV. tes? ts i. ism is on the decline in America, we have here the final workings of a State Homish religion, of all the dirty, foul lies and cheats, that the jug? glers, jail birds, all the scum and refuse of the gailows could practice is here undertaken by the highest provincial, and the highest Church author? ities. All this departmental villainy is known be forehsnd at Paris and Rome, and is a part of the plot of priests and soldiers to assassinate the hu rran understanding? to swindle people oat of their souls?to keep them in iimorance and sis very. Ah, Mn77.ini. you understand them : you must put the real temper in the hearts of the people; you must fight the conspirators, for they are equally insens? ible to decency, honor, justice, liberty. A writer for The Tribune knows a Cardinal that is a so? cialist His name should be known. A single one of the company above described, who prey upon human rights as the vuiture on the dove, should be known 1 for the world should learn how to recognize the theory of equality with frauds undertaken by politicians and priests for keeping the masses to the levol of surfs. They well know that the light can net be shut out except by superstition?except by a revival ot the miracle system. Accordingly by a secret understanding with the leaders, we have a periodical occurrence of such as above de? scribed. The greatest of all miracies is a miracle not believed. These men know that if by con? trolling the school law they can keep people igno? rant, and by miracles, they can prove the con? nection of Church and State, the demon work is completed. In the temporary hall of the Palais National is the Orand National Annual Exposition of Works of Art. Between three and four thousand con? tributions are given. I have spent several days in cxaminm* them so that I have no time- lett BOW for writing out my notes for ftm, ' The last opera of the veteran Auber, 1 am sor? ry to say, has not succeeded like hia Masaniello. The critics have not roversed their opinions re specting it. I gave you an auaKsis of the plot, which is a poor one. The situations never rise to the heroic ; their highest claim is to be considered melodramatic, and that not of the first character. Somehow or other everything in the scenes seems anticipated. We knoW that the Prodigal left home, wasted his means, name hone ragged and repentant, and was received by his father with a decent, forgiving spirit The old parable is so thoroughly known, Hint it stands out a clothes horse tor the Haunting toggery wliKli Scribe lias bBM On it. But let us nut be severe 011 Scribe. Without counting the pieces which he haa done in company with others?such pieces being labeled by "tfi nbe and ?" whoever it is, which meaua that the second named person supplied the plot, that .--..I.- refined it, or did nothing to it, tool that the poor devil of an author was thus obliged to come belt re the public under the shallow Of an assum? ed reputation?without counting these suppositi tious emanations of his pen, Scribe has written so many good pieces, that he can all'ord now and then to write a bad one Apart from that the subject tor an opera constitutes a thmg of the last difficulty. History, and domestic life have been so much used up, that it ii next to inipos. sible to tind new situations, and if the situations be not good, the music must tail In the didactic writing of the Uratjrio, passi u is not required; there are but few demands for the intense ex pressii i.s which make dramatic music a thing of such vrift difficulty, Riol cause SO much erroneous criticism to he nut forth by those who h>ok at a piece of music for the stage for the same tech ii cat cleverness in Science that they would in a quartette without taking into consideration the necessity ol stage action, progress aud humanity w hich demand the composer's first attention. Mr. Henry Bulwer has been making aome re? marks at the St Andrews Society Dinner whi ;h seem to me to reqaire notice, and if you will per? mit me, 1 shall analy ze them. In the first place, Mr. Buiwer is toasted as the representative of Oreat Britain He is no auch thing. Oroat Brit? ain, that is, the 30,00u,ouu people, have no repre? sentatives either at home or abroad. He may assume to represent them, and may dishonestly pocket his pay . but he well knows that the people ot Great Britain have a< ugbt at various times to procure Reforms, not the least in the diplomatic department, and that all changes have been re? sisted by the titled robhera and oppreaaors whom he represente. <>n the occasion ot the Chartiat Petition, containing some three to four million sig? natures being sent to l'arliament, but II Liberal members could be found to vote for its reception; and it can surely he affirmed that had Mr. Bul? wer been in Parliament at the time, he would not have swelled the number to seventeen. It is simply by following out the doctrines of the Peace Society it is simply by neglecting to adopt the glorious example of Washington, Warren and their compeers in making war upon and killing tyrants and tyrants' slaves, that the English peo? ple are disgraced at this moment by privileged tyraids. Mr. Bulwer among the number. I used the word advisedly, for they have killed, are kill? ing and will kill, aa far as they can, all whoop, pose their tyranny It is a disgrace to America tt at a set ot men can be found to cheer the false l.oe.os and platitudes of Sir H. Bulwer, while the mats of his countrymen, whom he pretends are free, have not as much reputation as Cirolioa necn.es far they at least are represented as chat? tel, while the Englishmen are not rep-esented at ail. Mr. Bulwer is of course aware ol tiese facts, but belonging by birth to the privileged class he is ready to keep the people in ig-iorauce tuna brutaluation, so that he can sport a title and ifbjoy honors, which he could not ha*e attained nncer the regular course ef free actiot iu p ditica There are of the entire Erg'ish population eighty per cent who have no votee Of those) who have votes, owing to the arrangements ot th? aristocra? cy, no adequate representation can be sccu; ed. ! Small towns or boroughs under the control of the ! aristocracy, tend aa many members as th-j iBrirest, I tor example, a sing.e village has as maty rJpre s. ntatives as Manchester or Edinbu-g, and by j this means lO.ooo voters in villages send more n embers to Parliament than the principal cities altogether! A property qualification, #3,000 a year, is required, and Parliament sits for seven years. and the eldest sous of peers and members ' of L hiversities require no property qualification. By this :t is seen that reform without revolution in England is impossible. The reform of 1830 wss simply scbeat,so intended ; the people were deluded with names, but souses remain as they were- Ail expenses have increased. Tne ex? penses of Government are now #50,000 uoo more a year than in 1-jo. One part of tke empire rot- ? ting with famine, and auotner crying with agony. 1 eee reports in the Ijmiton Morning (Jhro?,d* I The liberal 16 members sought lately a reduction in Diplomatic Salaries, among other things ?and it weald be well to relate that Lord Pafm'erston state! to a Committee on the Reduction of Diplo? matic Salaries that it is necessary for the British Minister at Washington to entertain hberiliy ? to givp, in a word, a profusion of good dinners for ouri rgrfismen. At this moment a pare of tne * Ta? laafl be uolc ic a futbra ;eu?r. 1 hardens ef the Kbriub p?ef!e are etrptoowuk rob bcries, imcsf which may be included thoae din? ners given at Washington to create good feeling? that it to tay to win adherents for England ia America. The bigheat honors of the peerage at this mo? ment await any Englishman, who too proud to work at home takes a commission in the Anglo Indian army, and by dint of wholesale slaughter of adistant and inoffensive people,further increases the national infamy and national debt at home. This is the hietory of Wellington, Gough, aud all others ofthat stamp. In England at thiamomentso completely is the aristocracy ascendant that work disqualifies a man for society. There is probably M t a man at the St Andrews dinner who would, ss an Englishman, be admitted into mm "highest Society " in Englsnd on account of his earning I is living. So thoroughly is this carried out that Lloyd Jones, recently crested a Peer, was obliged to give up his trade as a banker?the pride of the Norman Lords not allowing any one who dealt in dirty traffic to sit in their House. The tain ? ex? clusion does not attach to the trade of the soldier an? landowner, for on the principle of violence and monopoly the English Irovcrnment is bated "Let me induce you. Anieritana," said Mr. Bal wer, "to tell the American who vitupcratea Great Britain?and you Britons, to tell the Englishman or Scotchman who does injustice to America, that after all, it is a dirty bird that 'fouls his own nest.'" This is clap-trap. No American speaks avainst Englishmen, but against the English oligarchy, of which Mr. Bulwer is the representative. Against America, the English people do not declaim, for they are ignorant of America. The great mass of people in England never heard of the American Bevolution: from the ordinary school books it is excluded. For the rest so degraded are they kept that I was witness of the absolute indiffer? ence of the muses at the events of the Continent in 1*MP. The Reviews and Tory and Whig pa pers are habitual declaimers against America. Up to the time of the Freucb Revolution of ?i'-, obloquy against America was the order ol the day. That event taught them how un? certain was tho tenure of their honors, and the game of the aristocracy is now to cajole America with line speeches, and broth? erly expressions, which are so hollow that I marvel any one can speak of Sir EL Bulwer's puffs except with contempt- So dependeut now are the British Government ou America, that four millions of Englishmen derive their daily bread from our cotton plantations?one sixth of the whole population, according to Mr Charles Dick? ens, the gentleman who, notwithstanding, writ-* his miserable squibs sgainst the English Radi? cals, forgetting that it is the radicalism of Ameri? ca which has given her this superiority. N >, Mr. Bulwer, the Americans do not hate the English people?they love them. They have only to say the word?that is, cut off their trade? and these four millions, suddenly rendered desperate, would rise up and demand their liberty. Let them do that and republicanize England on the instant let Englishmen then take the New-York Revised Code as a model Code for the whole Empire, and then the differences between English castes and American Democracy would cease; then there would be no necessity for an Ambassador to make frothy speeches or write ignorant notes about Free Trade?for Free Trade would as irresistibly exist between Democratized England and Demo? cratic America as between the different Statet of our Confederacy. But up to that time no Free Trade, no dreams of tho grand combination of the friends of R. J. Walker. In the same American newspaper in which I read a favorable tiotico ol Mr Bulwer'a Jesuitical speech, is the following from the pen of his brother i " The newspaper is the chronicle of civilization " * the library for the poor." This is not true as regards England, thanks to such arista* rats as the Messrs Bulwer A stamp duty of a penny half penny prevent the poor having a paper?that aud the hideous duty on paper. If the reformers in England knew how to battle with Mr Bulwer s party, they would give away for nothing "a library for the poor.' A daily press, a little sheet U inches, each page paying the expemea of the printing and two thirds of the stamp duty. Under tho wretched farce of a " Freehold Laud Society "?that is, buy? ing up land and selling it out m parcels sufficient to create each the right of a voter-they will never, never succeed ; for at the Society's last am ual meeting it appeared that Mi* Bulwer's part> had come iu like a thief at night and bought up a vast quantity ol said parcels, thus controlling the power of the Liberala, to the vast astonish? ment of Messrs. Cobden and Bright! Ire n intnd tbia matter of a twelve inch dtily press in England to the leaders there as The Tribune goea IIa ro in large numbers. At present "'.io leaders are doing next to nothing. The people are utteriy police ridden?at their meetings Government spies regularly attend. No meeting OSta DOW be held in a city without the Mayor's calling it SO getl.er; or in ncounty without the SheriU'doing ihe san e No meeting is allowed to be held Is) thsj BJM i. air now . all within doors If any thing be taiiJ ciatastetul to tl.c Government, the place P . he tinted up?literally a licens** refused bp tho k> i per ol thebouae. Toil is your Ubatty, Mr. Bulwer! to attack this, you impudently iay, is to befoul our Am.'. Englc s nest! Let me present you with some rich details ol tho operations of the> Briiisii U a. ' no. i.t As Mr. Bulwer's mission is now to djtbaaofa t the American mind in regard to EegUno, 1 is ana!)sis is opportune: "Justice is not delayed," says Lor I Brougham, "it is denied altogether. ' " Humanity calls to us from her ve.y depths; we have become a scorn ami hissing fee "?t loin ion of Rev. Sidney Smith. "Belore the. act of 54 George III. a traitor was condemned to be disemboweled, alter bctn*; bung some time and cut down alive , aud by the preaeLt law the body is to be mauglod aud etat in pieces." These laws are directed against such men as Washmgtou, namely, the English Chartists or Re? publicans. ' The difference between the European and American is obviously caused by ihe difference between European and American political ays terns. The former debase, the latter elevate man kind. In Englaud the Church has assisted iu pre v. i.ting a national system of Education, by claim? ing the riant of imposing its dogmas upon the clul ditnol all religious sects. Tho State, moreover, has been indifferent, or rather averee to providing the means of instruction. As to the English Col? leges and Univeraitiea, they are practically dosed to all but the rich; and even many of the pub.ic charity schools have been appropriated by the. aris? tocracy, to the utter exclusion of those classes lor ?Lose benefit they Were endowed. Tho Auuri can laborers' son is usually better educated tnau tbs) sou of au English master tradesmen. It must be understood that we speak only of Urn Free States. The daughters of American mechanics bra much more accomplished than the daughter* ol Englishmen in the same class of life, in eonse quence of the absence of a domineering class of acknowledged superiority." " In England, if the mechanic desires to pur i.t.ii* e a dwelling house there are virnoA ci?i aU ties in the wsy i the expense of the conveyance ol a mortgage to toouro a portion ol the puiv.iaeo ujoi cy msy be estimated at i. JU jr ? lu, and he .. a-o..ot transfer In* interest to Another fmrnmrn With? out great expei.se. if a foreclosure is resorted to, the i osts will entirely eat up the property. Iu this ? Ute of things it has been impoatible Ihr the prac tu s of purchasing small properties on crodit to be mt lommon. The cost ol a few tr L.afors would soon exceed the entire value of a small tenement at lot of isxd. Whenever, then, a man is willing '?." 'inter the expense of a trautfe., and seeks for a small piece ol property, he soon slsapuieii that he is aakixg tor a thing which, not ktmg com mon, cannot be had at ail The owner of a row of tn.a.1 cottages never thinks of stllinar .?ne of them sii gly ; and if the pur.hase of one of them is sought It i, the purchaser ua.t be conwot to dispense * U an examination oi the title, aal mutt, in al dun n to enormous law chargee, pay alWy price, as all people must oo who wish to purchase that which it not offered fof ,ale. The L.-iir ? to own land it a strong natural d- iire, which is gratified Uj Aaienca and suppressed in E..gla:id. If tne ELgiiab mecbanic could, like the Amer :ao, pur. 11 sm hit dwtiiiLg house, he wolud soou ac litre pn.videnl habits, the anxiety to own the dwe I iLg occupied by him wouid lead to e-ouomy, care and mduttry, and the owuerthip mi I tod would ei- vate his character." Here is the opinmu of Mr. Russell, a ?rst rate r-ugiisli lawyer, upon toe fact and the aaotk a/ aeepu.g u.t Englishman iu habitual deponu and degradation, by preventing him fnmi u.*ulr' ugland There is nothing common b#-*d?'i "?"gland, as Jklr. Bulwer states?relig!.-? "**?? Ac. Religion in Amerioa Uaohea ourr** 1 cu 10 Allow other*, anhons-h not rich, to hoi- P'<?per-.y? religion in England fnrbiJa it. In my next 1 thall give an an??>?,', ut ? '? eX? penset ol the English Governur-1-1' ol th': '?'Ale of paying oflkials, and the gir*u'K fr4vu J? ?* privileged ordere, which to speak against, accord' tag to Mr H. Bulwer, constitutes the above named dirty act An analysis Of the caaaea why Scotchmen leave Scotland-which ha* escaped the acumen of the St. Andrew s Society?shall be given out of love to Scotchmen and detet tatioo of the system which expatriates them, and which Mr. II. Bulwar supports aud repreieote. If the gentlemen of that Society had studied principles, they never would kave been disgraced by tho presence of the platitudes of the so called repre? sentative of Fingland As Mr Lawrence has coaa> nutted himself to follies in his speeches, win a aa a humble sentinel of American institutions abroad 1 have watched, and which none of bis friends dar? attempt to defend?as Mr Bulwer is regularly emplo\ed by the British Government to cajole us with his oligarch speech, which sirang-i to say, is applauded, it becomes writers who like you go to the rot of things for truth, to expose these enormous frar.ds, and not let our country ineu be made parties to the nailing of Europe to the cross, never to descend while privilege holds its sway. _ w h. r. THE LATE CALAMITY. The Invest i?atl?a. The Coroner's Jury reassembled in the room of the Supreme Court > esters' ay, and proceeded with the in veatigation of the causes of the fall of the buildings in Twenty-first st Thomas A. Emmet, sworn?Besides at ii Uni versity-place | last Summer Mr. Ferris Pell made an agreement with Mr. Oateut for the purchase of tho I lots in question | he told me that the prica at which be could buy Ibers would enable then to be sold at a fair profit in the Fall, he said he bad not the money to make the best payment and if 1 would do it the title ahoaU be in nay name and we would afterward divide the profits of the sale r 1 acceded to this, and in October tbey were sold to (ieorge Spencer, uuder contract to advance to Spencer moneys upon the buildings as they progressed; Mr. Pell died in Nov.; the cellars were then digging out i Mr. Oleotwortb, the broker who hsd sold the lots then called upon me in rela? tion to them ; 1 looked at the coutract and said 1 would continue the aivanoea as Mr. Pell had dose: the contracts had oven drawn out in the names of Pell and Spencer, but had not been signed ; Spencer afterward told me ho thought he did not get enough advanced on the houses . the loan under the contract was to be $5,500 OS each house i they were to be finished in as good style as .he houses in Twenty second st ; I afterward increased the loan to fe'.ose on each hoase, and the contract was drawn oat in my name, Mr. Pell had also negotiated a loan of 17,500 on tho houses with the Seam.fi s Savings Bank; 1 also assumed this responsibility , 1 afterward sent for the architect, Mr. W. Thomas, I told him what connection I had with the buildings, ami that it was a new basioess to sae, and asked him to give particular attention to the (buildings; I required certificates from bisj as the budding progressed ; Mr. Thomas premised to attend to the buildings every morning , Mr. Spencer used to draw on me for small amounts ; the store bill now produced 1 declined to pay until I had ton certiticateof Mr. Thomas. I also paid Mr. Ttiotnaa ? 150 on an order of Mr. Spencer Mrs Pell en? gaged Mr. Olentworth to look after the contracts of her late husband , that was all he had to do with the building; ao it went ou an to the day before the accident; on that a> Mr Oavenport of the Savings Bank, cam* up to my office and told methat I had bettor look after the buildings, as they had got a had name , he eaid tee beams were too slight; 1 sent for Mr. Olentworth and told him what I had heard , I asked hint to see Mr. Thomas and get me acertificate in relation to tho buildings; the next morning, between. IS and II, Mr Olent? worth came down with the certilicate which I handed to the Coroner, the day ?t er the accident Meaars. Thomas, Olentworth ami Peek came to the office; I asked Thomas how ho could have given the certificate , I tOtsi him I had published it, 1 read it over to him and asked if he could give no explanation as to the cause; he did not deny the certificate, and aanl he OOsM only ac? count for it by the workmen having neglected to do what he had order.id, which was to run the partitions fore and aft as they went on , ho had also ordered them 'o bri Isi the beams, for, as the fronts were rot going up, he 0 ?nsidered it a neces? sary precaution; he thought the. walking on tho beams had caused vibratioa and brought on the accident; 1 asked him to write his explanation down and have it published. By a Jurt?r? The boesas w.o.' not to .st less than tlO.UOO each; they Were h he e pial in workmanship to some houses <>? Mr Pell s io Twenty second at ; Mr. Thomas had nothing to do but to superintend the trails , J had every re? liance iii him; I have made adraaces without tho certificate of Mr Thomas , th ? CortlMoata of Mr. Thomas has, as I understand bees writt-n by Mr. Olentworth, under the direction ot i -mas in the presence of ('apt. Pe? h Iff, (Jlentu'orth, who was present, said that he had written the certificate H'sa Crussell, sworn?Reside at No. 1 HI Twen? tieth st.; am a mason, J washed on the fallen buildings; woiked there two ami a hall days; I worked on the rear and rough walls, tho mortar had too much loom in it to make it strong; saw loom put into it; judge there was more than two barrows to a load and a half of sand , the work was not done in a good manner, 1 heard a good deal of complaint by tile men in regard to the mor tar; heard them say " What trash of mortar this is;" I left so soon became I could make more money in another plane; I thought there were not sufficient anchors in the west gable wall; saw braces placed on the rear ; did not think the work? men competent to carry np a wall; loom is put into the mortar to make it work better; I thought the beams were insufficient, for I broke one by merely walking over it. iSathan Peck, sworn?Resides at 48 Leroy it. am a brick carman j carried brick to the buildings in Tweuty- first st | they were hard brick 'if good quality , I went to Mr. Olentworth s office on the morning of the 15th instant, Mr. Thomas csme io ; Olentworth and he spoke tosethcr, they then went to the desk and Mr. Olentworth wrote something and road it over to Mr Thomai, all I could hear was "and I unhesitatingly say ?do not know if Thomas sitrned the letters; after that we all went to Mr Kmra-t s I tti e, Thomas left as for a moment- Olentworth gave Kmmet the paper, which I suppose was the letter he had before wiitten ; Mr Gleat worth bought the bricks of me. John Beacon, sworn?Am a '-a^enter. com? menced work from the first start of the buildings I worked on window frames and floors ; I think the timbers used there were strong enough for buildings of that clus, the two tint storf -s were 9xj, they were from U to *o Lobes lugi they were not 24 inches apart; the timbers of the third story were a inches apart; Mr Thomas made a working plan for me ; ttoere wore I urn anchors in every wall; Mr. Thomas wn freMontty .boot there 1 I did my work und.r Mr Hpomer s orders, did not see the bulge in the walls IV m. WLawrence sworn?Am a house< trpen ter , worked at the buddings on Twenty first St.; I did the framing there. I considered tue timbers too weak; tbey were pine acd s^.-uce tl* upper. tier were nearly all Spree?, boiniosk M i pino, the adI and 3d were 9 by 0, and the 4th h by I; Mr Thomas drew my pi,, ,. his son toU me so. Albert hylay swor,, _A.? aCa/n. atet * irked on the buildings from ti | tSSj, bjcembert.,1 they fell; I thought the timb. r ased there good . >ogh. One of the Jurors ask,1 who furoiab?*! the tim? ber for the buildings. Mr. EsWBfJ ssid it was ?aujsr A Sherman who furnuhml it. Mr. Stevern was reoslied a-' f stilled - hat the hemlock timber was worth'0 abJJUasa a hundred Sud the pine and ip-ucv ? ' to ' I enUline< a hun drtd. The timberu*-'1 '.' into such Souses was worth Id ihill**" h fiui.drcd. It w sa ?ugge'**'1 to get too names of the eon tractors who ""It the in us-s in Twenty - --unl? it, whi. h v^roto serve as a pattern for t. , onei built by -pencer. It seems that they wer.? built by thr-c contractors, Brady, R4y aod iIcbM, jjopior whom subpeenaa w, re i.sued ,r ne r K.ghthav.. am a carpenter; Was fore? man ol tas carpenur.' *..r? i([ T *tv fL3 . jperin?, adssj che erection of the ESR ?, .ufht' leT inf.r[J"nptt.> ?ork wa-well.ioae,? , V , ' 1 wa* 11" ''??at we could lav bold ?? > hW 14 shdlmg. fort ..-spruce and 11 .?/lings k, thew.,-, waadoue in a work ?M ? b anner; never was m the pattern . >us?s '? ? ' '? "??-> b. . I had pi, , tor - 7fr} rn'M lh"t w" doi.e. \i rhosssj dr, *t the /.ana 1 workau striet.y a ter tu? plani Mr.