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THE NEW YORK HERALD.
WHOLE NO. 6701. MORNING EDITION-SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1854. PRICE TWO CENTS. IDVRSTlSKfllfB BBNEWEit ETXKT DAY. GIFTS KOK THE HOUUAV8. HANDSOME NEW YEAR'S PRESENT IS A .SKT ot faeob's Calif .ruin diamond* ? tbey ere e^ual to Ee~rea! ib % woods, and the cost is trifling ; pin and ear rings xt, in box, $17 60 ? real diamonds would coat $400; gent. 'a pin a, in svitt varioty. L A J. JACOBS, 407 Broviwsj. a RAltS CHANCE FOR CHEAP HOLIDAY PRKME.ST8, at .-'later's book aud stationery store, No. 2n4 Oiatlum atreet, near the Power/, (drat floor np stairs,) where be ia temporarily located, to sell out bin on tire stock, consisting of an extensive assortment of choice hooka and fancy stationery, desks, work and otlter tine Wm, portfolios, and a Urge ana aplendid as?orttneu ef inkiUndl, flora boxes, Ac. Booka and albums int fine bindiug. juvenile and children'* hooka, a very Urge aaaortraent ? all of which he will avll very low, tor the ?rpo?* of briefly closing up bis butinaaa. J. SLAfER, No. 204 Chatham ?>(aar?. Bkai tifcl and appropriate holiday pre ?esits. ? A large assortment of rich r>i t aud silver .aaotrnl?) eaaes, wholesale and retail, by WILLIAM E. ROM . 37 Reade street, next to Stewart'* store, near .JBroa< ? a jr. IF IS FOR THE HOLIDAYS.? THE SUBSCRIBER baring imported most extensively in anticipation Sin b le a * approaching toli lays, NOT iff ALL EXPKCT1VG THK PlUiSENT HARD TIMES, has resolved upon making ..aa immense rsduotion la the prioes of bis present esag . aiflcent stock of CLOAKS. SHAWLS, AND FURS, eeaimoo-ing on Monday, the lstl? of Deoember? pre'er ring this oourse to carrying over a large stock t<> another season. Parties, therefore, desirous of tanking pur ?haa<s Tor presents, have now an opportunity ot setoct clag frivsn ??e of tlis richest and must extensive stocks in lb# city, at unprecedented bargains. FURS. :SMBtif?l sett of sable (sink, at $15 to $20 Do. da. stone marten It to 22 Splendid do. Hudson's Bar sable 40 to 80 !>o. do. very rick ana dark 75 to 100 I)o. do. mountain marten 8 to 10 Do. do. Siberian squirrel 6 to 8 l)o. do. Canadian sable 10 to 12 ^ Do. do. fltoh marten 12 to 14 -MagaiAoaat sets of real ermine 25 to 40 Do. do. chinchilla 22 to ::8 Do. do. kelihald 20 to 35 Exquisite real ermine capes (very large) 75 to 100 Oo. chinchilla 70 to 85 Do. atone marten 70 to 100 Do. Hudson's Bay sable 120 to 175 Do. Raeeian sable 460 to nng CLOAKS. Very good aad flne ladies' cloth $10 and $12 Snstritr do. do. 14 and 10 jweadtd. do. do. 14 and 18 Very ric'i imported and embroidered do 20 to 25 Velvet cloaks (verr beet Lyons) 25 to CO Superb do. 33 and 35 'Ms^aiflceat do. (the richest of the season) . . ? 33 Very rieh satin cloak? 1$ and 18 l>e. moire antique 20 to 30 SHAWLS. Being determined if possible to effect a total clearance ?f our present stock of shawls, the prices are as fol lows: ? 'Excellent ail wool broehe square shawls $10 aad $12 Do. do. long da. * 15 and 16 -Superb ehaine lalne square shawls 12 and 14 Do. do. long do 20 and 2 1 Maaaittcent dp^verv flne) 25 aad 28 Also, a Wrjrwv choice specimens of India camel's hair Delhi, Deocan ana Persian needle work shawls, imported ??xpreaaly for the occasion, at a similar reduction. A single inspection of the above named articles, and a aompariaon of the quality and prices, ia respectfully so cited. GEO. BULP1N, Proprietor of the Paris Mantilla Emporium, 881 Broadway. Gift books, annuals, *c.? the largest as sort meat of annuals, albums, gift books, juvenile aad toy booka, papier mache and roeewood work boxes, writing denies, portfolios, ladies' and gentlemen's dress ing cases, reticules, fapcy boxes, card receivers, pearl aad ivory tablets, porte-monnaiee, card eases, souvenirs, paper Wrights, bisque figures, China ornamsnte. back ffammou aud checker boards, dominoes, games, diseect ag aaaps, pussies, pocket cutlery, paper flowers, motto papers aad verses, children's tea sets, fancy stationery, ?A?., Ac. ; together with all kinds of holiday presents, at JNCgar't old stand, 69 Canal street, near Broadway. JACOB SMITH, Jr., Successor. OPEN ON NEW YEAR'S DAY.? GOLD SLEEVE BI T toss of all styles, for gentlemen, for Kale very law, ?is : ? Gold s-u?l chafed, pair $2 50 to $12 00 Gold awi engraved, pair 3 00 to 'J 00 Gold aud scroll, pair 4 50 to 8 00 Gold aad enamel, pair 4 00 to 10 00 Gold and garnet, pair 6 50 to 9 50 Gold aud mourning, pair 0 50 to 10 00 -Gold ana agate, pair 3 00 to 4 60 'Gold aua cornelian, pair 3 00 to 5 00 GEO. C. ALLEN, whole-ale anl retail, 11 Wall street, second floor, G<*J> VEST CHAINS:? Gold curb vest chains $0 00 to $40 rt.i Gold wove vest cams 10 00 to 28 00 Gold Adelaide vestcbsins 13 00 to 26 00 Gold .lentiy Iind vest chains IS 00 to 45 00 Gold riia >ed and plain vest chains 15 uO to 3d 00 Gold hexagon vest chains 17 00 to 42 00 Gold Warsaw vest chains 10 00 to 36 00 Gold square vest chains 11 00 to 46 00 Gold engraved vest chains 16 00 te 36 00 Gold chased vest chains 24 00 to 56 00 Gold frosted vest chains 27 00 to 70 00 And other styles fer sale at less than the usual trices, by G. C. ALLEN, Importer of watches and jewelry, wholesale and retail, 11 Wall street, near Broadway, second floor. Holiday presents. ? reduced prices? Watch**, Diamond* and Jewelry. ? The subscriber ">a selling all description* of the following article*, at re tail, much lower than any otner house in the city ? jrus' jiROt.v?i a watch?. "Warranted perfect time keepers, from >150 to $250 COOPER WATCH?, Duplex and levers, from $125 to 92T6 lXDEPKJf DEJfT SKCOXn And quarter Se:ond Watches, for timing boraes $126 to >250 CBBONOKRTKM, Splendid Gold Pocket Chronometer*, perfect time keepers $125 to $250 RIGHT DAT WATCH1BS, Which run eight day* with one winding $140 to $186 KMAXKL WATCH JS8 For ladies, some In hunting ease* $35 to $100 IHAXOXD WATCHK* For ladies, some in magic case* $5$ to $300 MAGIC WATTHBS. Which change into three different watches. .$100 to $175 WATCHU WHICH WIXD IT And turn the hand* without a key $$0 to $110 ALL K1VD8 OF WATCH** AT LOW ITUCKH. Vine Gold Lepine Watches, four holes $25 Fine Gold Detached Levers :? 'Gold Enamelled Watches for the ladies '.id Gold English Patent LeTer* 36 Gold English Patent Levers, hunting ease 50 SUrer Patent Lerers as low as 16 Silver Detached Levers a* low as 14 Ladies' Gold Sots, Earrings, Pin- and Bracelets. $15 to 75 -Earrings, $3 to $26; pins, $2 to $26: Bracelets 6 00 to 80 00 Gold l ockets, one, two and fonr gUree* 3 00 to 25 00 Gold Guard Chains 10 00 to 50 00 Gold Chatelaine Chains. 10 00 to 110 00 Gold Ve?t Chains 80 00 to 85 00 Gold Kob Chains 6 00 to 26 00 Vine Gold Wedding P.iugs :i 60 to 7 00 Gold Guard Keys 1 <N) to 6 00 Gold Fob Keys 2 00 to 8 00 Gold Kob Iseal* 3 00 to 12 01 Gold 1 bimblee 2 50 to 5 Oil Gold Pencil* 1 25 to 7 00 '?old pen* and Pencils '. ;i 60 to 10 00 Itiamond Kings 7 00 to 250 <10 Diamond tarring* 100 00 t* 300 00 Diamond Pins 15 00 to .'J00 00 Gold Crosse* 2 00 to 12 00 Gold King?t' Rings, with stones 2 00 to 15 0(1 Gold Sleeve Buttons, per set 2 60 to 12 00 , Gold Stud*. per set 1 60 to 10 00 Gold Spectacle*. per pair 5 00 to 9 ?o Gold Eye Glasses 1 76 to 0 00 SUver Teaspoons, per >et 5 00 to ? 00 Silver Tablespoons, per set 12 00 to 21 00 Silver Tableforks, per ret 1.3 00 to 23 00 Silver Caps for children 5 00 to 16 00 Silver Napkin Rings, each 1 50 to 3 60 Gold Armlets for children, per pair 2 50 to 8 00 Plain Gold Rings 75 to 3 00 ?< "based Gold Rings 1 00 to 6 00 Silver Thimblee, ailvcr tops 37 ColdPcarf Pins 1 00 to 7 00 ? GEORGE C. ALLEN, Importer, Wholesale and retail, 11 Wall street, second floor, near Broadway. N. B ?Open on New Year'* Day. Holiday presents? the hurscribkr invites the attention of the publie to hi* splendid and *ew stock of jewelry, watches and diamonds at the low ?eat prices. PHILIP UMBACH. (Successor to David Rait), No. 381 Broadway, Oorner of White street, up stairs. * TTOLIDAV PKESENTS-^PBCIAI. NOTICE.? IN OON XX se.iuence of the recent destruction by Hr>? of the ?rear of the great fancy store of H S. Rogers, 44!l Broad -way, the entire stock faVove $20,000 worth, ) of rieh and valuable gifts, unique toys, recently collected in Europe by Mr. Rogers, must be sold under an arrangement with ? he Fire Insurance Companies. These goods, a portion of which are slightly damaged by smoke and water, will be sold at a great sacrifice, without regard to cost. Those In want of fancy goods, jet bracelets, perfumery, reti cules, work bote*. music boxes, games for old and' young, toys (or the children, will find this a rare opportunity > H. 8. ROGERS l'?ncy Baztar, 44" Broadway XJ OI.IDAY PRESENTS AT MARfflFS" ATHKNJCUM Jl bookstore, 175 Atlantic street, Brooklyn, consist ing of books, papier mauhe goods, portmonnaies, toys, inveniles, games, reticules, stationery, fancy roods, inustc, engravings, paintings. MARCH'S, 175 Atlantic liml. _ (MKTS FOR THE HOMOAU. Holiday presents.? gent's cluster cau furuia diamond pin*, IttM; single stone, *6 Jo 910 ; laiies' earring*, it to $18: pins, 83 to flu, nng<, 85 to 812; they are io near the real diamond that the best Judges a re deceived. L. A J. JAOODS, 40T Broad way. Holiday presents ? canes, beautifully mounted with gold, silver, ivory and agate, of whalebone and ebony; alio. ladies' and gentlemen's urn brelias, of the most taaty finish, at Maicea lane, near William street. JEWELRY ? 381 BROADWAY.? MANY OKDERS AND articles tor presents not having been fulfilled and delivered, the nub cribr respectfully informs his cus tomers that his office will be open upon New Year's day. PHILIP UMBACH, Successor to David Rait "VTEW YEAR PRESENTS.? BOYS TOOL CHESTS, XI sleighs, skates, velocipedes, hobby horses, plated anil Britannia ware, cutlery, tea trays, coffee urns, Ac., &c., tor sale at Sl'LLJYAN'S, 76 Sixth aveuue, corner of Waverly place. pKEfcENTB JOB THE HOLIDAYS AS CHRISTMAS X *nd New Years are close at haad , and the seasons for gifts fast approaching, the subscriber would rvepaet l ally recommend his elegant stock of cloaks aad fan to (he present-giving public, as gifts ia which both the mse o: and ornamental are combined. Having a rick as sortment of velvet, satin and moire antique cloaks, made hi the most fashionable style aad of the vary bent mate rial, he thinks he hazards nothing in laying they cannot be excelled in any of the larger establishments ia the ti ty. Among his furs may be found the sable, mink, ?tea* marten, fitch and mountain marten, mported ex. prrttoly for his establishment, aad at prices to suit th? i>i esc u t depression of the m ine/ market, and the means of aU. As the Winter stock is iast disappearing, aad O a rations being made for the Spring and Hummer ei, those desiring cloaks aad furs would do well to call and examine hi* goods quickly, at his cloak and fur establishment. No. 47 Canal street, Btandreth Building, four door* from Broadway. WM B. MoEENZlE. EREPARED EXPRE8SLY FOR THE HOLIDAYS.? Kioh and rare are the presents to be found at CARTER'S lace manufactory, where are to b? seen several new styles of lace of our own invention, con sisting of diamond point, union sod star point laces, sur pai <lng anything accomplished by hand ever seen before in richness and durability, consisting of a large assort ment collaretts, collars and sleeves, in sets, capes, infant robes, head dresses, bridal scarfs, and every other article capable of being manufactured in lace, made to order or to any pattern. Carter's lace factory and millinery ; store. No. 693 Broadway, nearly opposite the Metropol- i tan Hotel. ThT^LBAL FLOWERS FOR NEW YKAR'8 DAY? I wnat can be handsomer for the table on New Year's day, or what more suitable for a present to a lady, j than a basket of beautiful natural flowers, put up in j Reid's 'unequalled style? Glentlemen of taste, please call at REID'S, 807 Broadway. | riWYS AND FANCY GOODS FOR THE HOLIDAYS.? i JL The undersigned baa Just received fwm hi* agents ? in Europe a com piste and varied assortment of toys, for which he defies competition. Those who are desirous of j making holiday present* will find it to their sidjrantags to give him a call. Wholesale dealers will find here a very ihoice and beautifnl selection of goods, suitable for I the approaching holiday*. The undersigned beg* leave I to invite hi* customer*, and the public generally, to in- i ?pect his stock of toy* and fancy goods, and most re- I spectfully solicits a continuance of their patronage Remember the old stand, 18 Division street, near Chat ham square. C. GOETZ (late Haas k Goetx.) DRV GOODS, dcC. SPLENDID ASSORTMENT^OF "tHfTIu CHEST EM broideries imported this season, and adapted for the holidays, will be sold tor this week only at cost price, consisting of Paris chemisettes and sleeves, and collars and sleeves, in sets; point, Honiton and Brussels lace capes, scarfs, chemisettes, collars, sleeves, collar ette- and barbes, new designs. Three cases of embroi dered and plain handkerchiefs, just received at PETER ROBERT h CO. '8, 376 Broadway. Brussels point laces.? miller a grant, an Broadway, are selling point a 1' Aiguille Yalencien nea, Honiton and ChantUly laces, at price* much below former seasons; their stock of black thread veil* are un equalled in atyle and price*; also Pari*, St. Gaul, and Glasgow embroideries of every description. N. B. ? Se veral article* in a new description of lace just invented, M. h G. being the ezcluatr* agents for tt. DROCHi: shawls, kkknch merinos, pakamet 1*1 tas and wool plaids, at DE BBVOISE k RAWSON'S, 48 Catherine street, corner of Madisou. Our entire stock will now be otlered at lower pric-s than evi-r before heard of. We have a large assortment of every descrip tion of diy goods, which we want to close entirely out in the fore part oi January. Please call and examine the goods and prices, and if they are not jiieap don't buy them. C H. SLCKAD, COMMISSION MERCHANT, tM i porter of embroideries and faney goods, such a* sofa eushlons, slippers, *egar cases, baskets, chair*, faney china ware, workstands and all kinds of reticules, No. U07 Broadway, first floor. tl REAT REDUCTION IN THE PRICE OF C1.0AK-J r and mantillas. ? A. T. STEWART A CO. now offer i for sale the balance of their immense stock of cloaks and mantillas, at greatly reduced prices. Their stock comprises the most fashionable and popular styles of the day, all of which have lieen manufactured and im ported expressly for the city trade. Broadway, Cham bers and Reade streets. JbEAL INDIA CAMEL'S HAIR SHAWIi4 AND SCURFS I (i ? Just received per ship Syren, from Calcutta, ese desirable goods hare been marked at the lowest ; cash prices, to suit the times, and are now ready for ex hibition. A. T. STEWART k CO., Broadway. K~~EVOUTTION IN CHATHAM STREET. ? NO KIIXED nor woundod, but a peaceable change in the man ner of doing business. Ever since the opening of my ?tore ! have made it a point, and with great success, to establish a difference between myself and the majority j of my neighbors, by selling good article* instead of rub bish; and, above all, by strictly adhering to the one | price system. Well made shirts, of my own manufac- . tare; collars, cravats, htocks, Ac., Ac., equalling In quality anything sold in Broadway, bat at such inferior prices. Best quality of Paris kid gloves, of all sizes and I colors. OTTO ERNST, 36}* Chatham street, one door < from corner of Try on row . _______ ELEGAJTT VELVET AND CLOTH CLOAKS, * 90 per eent below eoet. Baocuc aitd Wool Shawls. TREMENDOUS BARGAINS. All Wool Plan*, only 4a. a Yak?. LYONS * JONIX 377 Hudson street, Between Canal and Spring streets, PECIAI, NOTICE ?TIIE ENTIRE STOCK OF LACF.4, embroideries, hosiery, kid gloves, Ac., amounting ' to 135.000, at MADDEN k STEWART'S, 779 Broadway, must be sold by 1st January, without reference to cost. I in consequence of an alteration in their business at thai ' t mo. Ladies will find this a grand opportunity to pur chase for the holidays. ~ ' POST OFFICE NOTICE*. ~ j T>OST OFFICE, NIW YORK, DECEMBER 23. 1864.? j Jt There being dispute as to the circulation of papers claiming the advertisement by this efltoe of uncalled-for letters, notice is hereby given that the Postmaster will receive evidence and deeide upon the faet, under and pursnant to the regulations of the l"ost Office Depart ment. A printed statement, fur the information of per sons desiring to compete for the advertisement, Axing and defining the limits and boundaries of the territory deemed by the Postmaster to be embraced within the range of the delivery of this office, the time within which evidence must be submitted, and the particulars of the evidence required, and blank affidavit* in whieh every detail to be shown is properly and definitely embraced, will be furnished on applies lion at this offiee. Isaac V. FOWLER. Postmaster. WINTER FASHIONS. I A IX PARTIES DESIROUS OF PURCHASING GENUINE fancy lur*. of my well known make, are requested " to call upon the subscriber, who i- closing out his fine 1 stock of furs at unprecedented low price*. GEORGE S. MAW80N, manufacturer of fancy furs, 44>i Maiden .lane. ^^JRPOfiATK^^^uftCK.? DEPAKi<ME8??5F^TXTrS I and Supplies. December *43. 1864.? To Contractors.? ! Healed proposals will be received at the office of Commis siener of Repairs snd Supplies, No. 3 City Hall, (base- j mont,) nntil Thursday, January 4, IBM. at 12 o'clock M., at whieh time they will be opened In aoeordance , with the amended charter of 1853, for the paving of Chat bam street. Bowery, Fourth avenue, around Union square, to connect with the Russ pavement, with granite block pavement, better knern a* the Belgian pavement. All information in regard thereto can be had at the of fice of the Commissioner of Repairs and Supplier. No. 3 City Hall, (basement.) Blank estimates can be had at ; the sbove office. N. R.? The Commissioner reserve* the right to reject all or any of the estimates, if deemed for the interest of the corporation. BARTHOI.OMEW B. PURDY, Commissioner of Repairs and Supplies. PROPOSA ti FOR REPAIR OF TXRRACB ANDJt< >R water works at tho University of VirginbrSTro losale will be receive<l it the Proctor's ollice until tlie ittth day of Jauuary, 18,>o, for the renewal of the t?r raceti on the east and west lawns of the University ' building', ns per plan in the possession of the proo tor. At the fame time and place proposals will also lie received for Introducing a supply of water for tho Uni versity, and constupting the neces sry works for the ><?nie.' Proposals fw the water works are invited, both for Iron and cement pipes. The pis ns, bill of materials, . snd quantities and specifications for both works can be seen by application to 1 he proctor. Those at a distance who may desire to contract, ran obtain speoillcations ! and bill of materials and onantities by letter addressed to the undersigned. For. tho terraces caah will be paid, and (or the water works two -filths cash, and for the re ' inaining threo-flftl? bonds of the University will lie given, parable on the 1st day of July, 18.SA. ROttKRr K PRENTH, l'roctor of V'aiv?tsity of Virginia. INTERESTING FROM ST. DOMINGO. y* i The English and French Consols Lording it Over the Dominicans. ANOTHER EDITION OF THE 8EBA8T0P0L HOAX. , Inlerfwnw of the Agrnts of the Allies with j thr Rights of Frw Di&enuion. ! DMp?(k rrM?ttefi Ib the (ue of flr* Aagnle CvML ATTEHPT TO STIFLE THE iXEBKi* TBUTT, Ac., Ac., Ac. - Our St. Domingo Correspondence. y*. Domugo, Nor. 24, 1864. Antic* of European Diplomacy on the Island? The Eu ropean Consult Taken in by the Sebantopoi Hoax? Uncle Sam hat hit Laugh at them. The mail packet from St. Thoma* brought to St. Do mingo an account of the capture of Sebastopol by the t rench and English force*, and great van the joy and loud the boasting thereupon. ft r. Ma i ime Raybaud, the French Charge d'Af ftire at the Haytien court, came here to forbid anj treaty whatever with the United State*, which he hay* "England and France will not permit." This, to a simple Yankee, looks a good deal like "Euro pean encroachments " on the independence of an American power; but of course it will appear all right to the Haytlens and the Benedict Arnolds of the United State* press. This Mr. Raybaud ha* lorded it largely over both the white and black governments on this island for some time past, threatening one with t^c other when he de sired anything of either. Be fears f?e will never recover the seventy million of franc* claimed by hi* government of the Haytlens, and would like, while he i* here pro fessing friendship to the Deminicana, to put the Hai tians in the way of conquering this ine territory, in the hope that they would thereby be able to pay their debt to France. The Dominicans would rather make a free gift of their country to the United States. Theie European Consul* will chafe mightily at seeing all their One plan* frustrated by thi* treaty with the United States. But to return to the Sebastopol new* : These French and English diplomats in their Intoxication forgot that Sebastopol was only one extreme corner of the Russian empire, and that it would take a hundred such victo ries to break down Nicholas, with his sixty-six million subjects, and they carried themselves as if Russia was already at their feet. At their demand, the Commandant/? of St. Domingo was directed to raise the French and Engl sb flags to the highest plsce of honor, and^ive them a national salute. By some mistake, the officer raised the American flag above them, and had fired thirteen guns, when on came a messenger in hot haste from Moniseur Raybaud, order ing down the American flag. The officer attempted to obey, but the obstinate flag took firm hold of the yard by the upper outrdde corner, and spread out In full splendor, in spite of al! efforts to the contrary. There it hung for twenty minutes, our star* half covering the French and English flags, to the ineffable wrntli of Moniieur Bay baud and the French and Kngliah Consuls, and the *ecret satisfaction of the Dominican*, who are heartily tired of European arrogance. They were com pelled to lower all the flags before the stars ami utrives would consent to retire, and the French und KaqlUh flags had to be hol?te4 *nd saluted the following day. You may think this a little mean in these diplomatic gentlemen thus to cheat the poor Dominicans out of their powder and self-respect for all this flummery: but this is s small and moderate sample of what I know- of their antics in this island. Amongst other things they said that, having disposed of Russia, "Our governments would now turn their attention to the I'nlted States." Sunday was a great Dominican gala day. Home two thousand troops, in full uniform, receivei their limners ai d attended divine service. Monsieur Raybaud, taking advantage of the o:ca*lon, got a French priest to sing a Te Dtwm, and preach a sermon, expUiutug to the troops the glorious Christian victory ? lor, according to the Padre and thi* diplomatic trio, the Turks must he super excellent Christians. But I must try and get a eopy of the sermon for you. But the mail packet of the nth comes in and says that all thi* gun firing and church chaunting is premature; that at the last advices Sebastopol was not taken, and that the story of the glorious victory was a Yankee hoax. The (Consuls go about with long lace* and a very donkeyized air. You will know all about the fate of Sebastopol before we do; and if it is not taken when this comes to hand, you may go to bed in peace, for Monsieur Raybaud does not intend taking the United 8tates until Sebastopol is used up. AN AMERICAN. St. Dovivcio, Dec. 1, 1854. Invation of the Rightt of an American Citizen by the Allied Consult ? Attempt to Control the Erprruion of American Sympathiet ? The ftrling of the Dominium wiih the United Statu. As Hayti is known to have a paity, and even a press, in the United States, they may seek to deny the facts I stated in m/ last letter, njunely, that M. Raybaud, the representative of France and Hayti at this capital, ha* forced the Dominican government to destroy the liberty of the press, and also prevented the treaty with the United States. Now, I desire to state some facts which will prove I am correct. I saw in the Nrw You Hkraui of February last, an interesting aceount of a French democratic celebration of the slxtb anniversary of the French republic, with the devices, toasts, kr.. ; which description I copied in my paper, El Orden M. Raybaud made very haughty complaint* that this was a disrespect to his imperial master, and that the administration was responsible for it, because my paper was printed in tiie government printing office. President Santa na therefore withdrew the privilege, and stopped the Orden. I was ruined; but, feeling the delicacy of President Hantana'* position, I was silent. Again, in October last, I, with two of my Dominican friends, began another weekly paper ? El Porvenir?(oT which, as we had not as yet the machinery necessary, we had permission to use the government type and pre-*. We were firmly resolved to speak of European affair* with extreme reserve, in order that this French dictator j should not have a field to reproach the government for J onr freedom of speech ? pro*|M>sing to contine our edito rial observations carefully and exclusively to Dominican affairs. The treaty with the United State* was at this tim* signsd, to the gre.Tt satisfaction oi all enlightened an 1 patriotic IVimlnuans, but there wen- also the most vio lent and absurd slanders put in circulation respecting be character of the treaty and the ulterior object' of the American government. N?one pretend* to doubt these vile slanders were prepared at the European Con sulates, nnd *??!* exciting many false alarms in the country. The editors of the /'orirm'r, in the simple desire to have the truth understood by the Dominioan people, re solved to pre?i>nt to them the treaty Itself?which wis being printed at the moment for the tise of Congress. M. Raybaud had come from Hayti to stop the treaty, j and the first day he was in th* city of St. Domingo be J said "the Ptrtenir was an American paper, and must be stopped." j Be was permit, ted to see the proofs ?? they first j csme from the type, and when he found the trea- ! ty wss to be published, with some editorial remarks, | headed "Santo Domingo and the Untied Stales," be commanded the J'crvenir to be suffocated before ? these offensive truths could see the light.. 1 enclose an | exact translation of the article as it came from the type, j in order that the Americans niay know in what manner France and Hayti are permitted to trample upon Ameri- j csn interest* and the liberty of the press in St. Domin- > go ? "ST. DOMilNOO AM) THI: UMTKD STATUS. "Our readers will find below the treaty of fi ien'l?hip, commerce and navigation negotiated between the United States and the Iximinican republic, which, we have no doubt, wdl Attract, tlie attention of an immense ma.jnfity ol our citizens, not only lor the interest It must inspire ' in the mind* of all who sm crrelf ittita a prrnperom fit- , ttire for our country, but even more for its effect on the thousand misconceptions that hare been cir-ulated re specting this new tie of friend*hip which 1* tc enlarge the orbit of our inter national relation*. Thus we fori see the appearance of this importnnt. document will pro duce in the atmosphere of supposition*, conjectures and political fables, the effect "f the sun wh<-n It rises to the ?eninth and scatters the clouds that float in apace. I l?e new treaty is similar to all the others celebrate! ' "'.r government. The only difference Is the article i > ng to the extradition of criminals, which i* rt,-lp i .*! t?ud of genml and unquestionable lnt?p?t. ?idea, the term* of this stipulation are raactly like those entered into br France witli th r Catted States. " The Haytieiu, who are alike the rn?mia< of tbe fni teJ Stat i' a and the Dominican republic, hare dit played ami are displaying extraordinary alarm at the nsisston of General Cazneau, the American Plenipotentiary near thia ft vernment. Thin U natural?* Irw treaty be tween the two republic** would not agree with their hopes to make the paaaire-attitude of the United States the ind'r>ct ally of the Haytien project* against the i Dominican repubUo. But an they can allege no plauai- I ble reason why one American State should not be the friend of another, they bad to turn to trioks and false hood* to prevent the realization of thia friendship. " Thia aet has endeavored to awake in the Dominican* a fear that General Caxneau came here to exact some concessions of territory to the detriment of our inde pendence. We can only laugh at tbeae fablea and fan - la h tics, as ve did at the absurd stories about the visit of the United States frigate Columbia. We will not in sult the United States oy comparing them with thoae nations who are always seeking to destroy other na tionalities. We believe, besides, that the Dominican re fmblic wonld be a thorn not easy for a usurper to swal ow; for though small in power and population, God, the protector of just causes, will supply in courage? and even in climate? our lack of strength and numbers. " If it were necessary, onr statesmen could give the ultimatum mentis, which we give to these false reports, that the American Plenipotentiary has solicited conces sions which could affect the independence or sovereignty of the Dominican republic. A coal depot for mail steam ers was taken into consideration, under the view ol' making this island what nature intended it should be ? the commercial centre of the American islands; and what was there in tiis to excite the fears of auy om who is not the declared or secret enemy of Dcmtnfcan progress v Commodore Perry, of the United States navy, has ob tained such a depot for his country in the Pacific; and why does not that sea foam with consternation and in trtgues, as we see ours breaking out in every direction? The reason is clear. The Pacific- depot will not aid the progress of the State most dreaded by Haytl. But we will restrain the observations which occur to us on this point. There Is not in the Casaeau treaty one article that asks or authorises a single concession incompatible with enr national Independence and sovereignty ? so we need say no more on that subject. "The treaty i? now given to the public light, and we lean upon It as part or tbc programme of advantages which we have conceived for advancing the condition of the republic? friendship with all nations. " It is no slight honor to our illustrious liberator, the President of the republic, to have effected thia conven tion in his new term of administration. At leaat so we think, acd the great majority of the country is of the same opinion, and among the foremost we find our bro thers of the Cibao, who have thus declared themselves In their organ, the Correo, and who see, as we do, in the friendship of the American Union a powOrful support to the Independence, stability and progress of the Domini can republic." This article, Mr. Editor, and thia alone, was sufficient to cost the existence of the Porrenir, and destroy, for the sccond time, the hopes of your friend and servant, A. ANGOLO GU RIDI. Afflalra in Albany. (Correspondence of the Evening ?'oat. J Aijia.ny, Dec. 2b. 1SV4 . Governor Clark and hit Adjutant General ? The Party Character of the Next Senate. The interview to which (as I ann>unced to you three weeks ago) Brigadier-General Mitcliell had invited Gene ral De Peyster, resulted, as 1 surmised at the time, in the appointment of the latter to the office of Adjutant General of the State. When Wellington was seen con sulting Blucher, during the great events of the Napo leonic wars, the disoreeter officers of the army always knew that something was to come of it. I claim the same merit of acuteness in this matter. General De Peyster, of Tivoli, Dutchess county, is a man of fortune ? a military enthusiast ? has travelled Euaope in the study of the best modes of army di.ioipline and artillery practice ? has incidentally learned much in regard to the fire police of cities and rural districts ? keeps a private park of artillery, and tliougb likely to attempt too much, is disposed to devote his whole ener gies and time to nis department. They begin to abuse Dim here, which is rather in his favor. One of the current anecdotes in regard to him may be apocryphal, though it sounds truth-like. In making a return to the late Adjutant, he aigned "De Peyster," explaining that such was the accustomed signature of Napoleon, Soult, Wellington, Ac., Ac. "All very well," said Gen. Temple, "but you had better add your ini tials, lest some other d ? u De Peyster should come along and claim the report as his." It Is said that ne voted for UUman, and the whig un derlings make mnch ado about this. There may pc po licy in Governor Clark's conciliating thia class of his fu tuie supporters. Tlis Senate passe* upon all his u?mi natlons, and the Knew Nothings have made great in roads upon that body. With the aid of democrats, they have tbe power to upioot all the nominations of ?io vernor Clark, and will most certainly spoil some ol' the bargains made of offices by bis confidential friends. 'Ibe Senate- is supposed to be divided party-wise thus: ? Dkmoouts ? Halsey. Hutchlns, Barr, Spencer, Clark. Yost. Danfortb. Hitchcock, Storing, l-ansing ? 10. K.now Nothings ? Whitney, Brooks, itabvrtson, Hop kins. Richards, Williams, Field, Butts, I'utnam. Wal ker ? 10. Whiu* ? Barnard, Sherill, Crost>y, Pratt, Monroe, Brad ford, (.lark, Dickinson, Bishop? 'i Thi-re will be on- vacancy (Gov. Clark's district,) which can l>e filled by a silver gray or democrat, but which Clark will not vacate yet. On tbe last day of his Senatorial term Myron H. Clark, Senator, will address ? letter resigning his office to the Governor of the State of New York, which he will mail at Canandaigua, and which will be opened January 2d by Governor Cart, who, hearing of a vacancy in a Senate district, and fear | ing lest the public interests should suffer, will order a new election ? at a late day. Irrrgitlaiitlra of the MalbM)pcnlng Uw ReraNi We hear complaints almost daily, from alt quartern of the Union, of continued irregul&rities'of the Post Office Department. Some sa.r that the Hkrald has been open ed before it reachea them ? others complain that it is of ten delayed daya and weeka on the road ? and other*, again, never receive it all. When will these abuses be corrected, and when will Pott Office officiala be bound to attend to their duties* We insert the following letter ae a sample of what forms an important item in oar correspondence. We do so. not from any hope that the evil will be remedied, b'it to inform correapondents that the fault ia not ours : ? Dcrham, Dcc. -8, 1854. Jah. Gordon Bkicktt, Xtq,:? 8ik ? During the last two months the Hkkald has reached u* very irregularly. There ia a Postmaster i somewhere between thi? place and CatakUl who takes ray HmtAtn, reads it, and then aenda it on. Papers frequent ly come to hand opened, and others are lost. About the election time the paper waa almost invariably opened on the road. I,ast week, for inataoce, I received all my copica, but fonr of them had been opened. Your*, Aic. C. W. ZEPPRKHT. Perawnal Intelllfcnef. The Hon. E<lward A. Hannegan, former^ United States Senator from from Indiana, we learn proposes shortly to remove to California, to resume the practice of law. Commodore Ftoarmao, we underatand, ia at Washing ton. Naval Constructor Delano is still at Penaacola. Governor Jaaoes T. More head, who resides in Coving ton, Ky., is quite ill. and very little hope is entertained of his recovery. He is confined to his bedchamber, and is <in!te weak. Mr. Senator Shields and Messrs. Went worth and Ri chardson, of the Houss of Representatives, luive been appointed by the old soldiers of the war of 1812, at Peo- j ria, 111 , t? represent them in the Nations! Convention on ' the nth of January next. One hundred guns were tired at Madison find I in ho | nor of the election of Jease D. Bright to the Pranidaaey i <t( the Senate. Hon W C Dawson, United States Senator fromOwr- | gia. arrived in Washington on Wednesday evening last. The Rev. Bishop Ancrew, of the Mi'tbodiat Episcopal . Church South, was married to Mrs. Ch'ldors, of Summer- ! field. Ala., on the 22d ult. It was Hishop A. 'a first wife holding slaves that caused the division in th>' Methodist (thurch ten years ago. ARRrVALg. At. the 8t. Ni.-holss llotal.? Hon. It. Sa*e. Troy Hun. L. I.athrup, Albany; Jndee Jewell. Ohio; A. J lleyn-?, Vcw iiri?an?. I.. l?. KoMason. Calliorats; R. Olmsted, Siilwankit; A. Wliiuimore, Boston: J. O. Belch, Penn. ; Tho- . Ch*ro bers, Philadelphia; J. H. Crane. Baltimore; lien. Ilskor, Moatrcal; W. shear. Albany; B C. Butler, nyrsouie;.! li Pontney, llndsnn; Frank Lee, New Orleans; O. Swif', N-w Bedford; Mr. Coortrieht, Era; Win. Bostwiuk, New Htvn, ?Fudge Bacon. Baltimore; Rev Dr Brooks, Georgia; Col. Pitts, Paata Fe. At the Metropolitan Hotel. ? Hon. 4. Lane, Cona.; F. Tswnsend, Albany; 5 R. Kollogg, St. l,oni?; C. F. lines, Washington; lion. D. C Newhall, Ohio; Tbao. I.e. , I* 8. A.; Col. P. O. RTsn?, N. Carolina; J. t. P. Stevens end family, Boston; J. C. Adams, U. S A Prom Norfolk, Petersburg and Richmond in steaiahips Koannfee ? l.'apt F S Hurkiu*. C W Field and lady. Mrs C White. Albert llowsrd, Miss J W Niver, Miss Phillip*, W II Norton, Charles H Weeks, L I. Taylor, B C Stre'-klsnd, J M Brown. E D Pslmer, T W Wbltridie, T I, West, Wm C Nntall, J M Boll, IC Osbosne A C Hitnhin*, Mls? V Clia*. A B Peck, B P Morrison, and 24 in steerage. KRPABTfMBX. For Melbourne t ??? ralia, in the irtnp Windnarl? Henry Hellwssen, Mrs Uilln i?n, Henry Wnilow, William Trscy. flcnr.v ntcveas, Mr and Mrs Cluh, Mis* Clnb. Waster Club. Mrs I'sydon. John Watson. M G Worden, Mrs Glaister, Miss lilaister. Miss Jane 01ai?ttr, two Visiters Ulalster. Mr Crane, Philip Williams, John l.caaiken. Jam*" yuinlin, John Bean, James Broad Bemt, Edward rlaiansn, K M ? Kfne. W MeK< ne. William Hern. Ch*rl"? Pntidee. Siium McCoy, John Military. 1, Kortleair, Mrs Kortlenir and oli-ld, ' Jos' )>h Owen, Jams* Je*sa*. Mr* Keehen, James Kdmond ? n. Mn4 V Mr, V.nsvss Farr. Mrs 1 srr and fonr <hildren, S*m?*l Richards, Joseph JMehard*, Thomas Allen. John Allea, John Entlish, Oeo Kelly, Eles Cormirk. 'A* Poall. Wm Mulligan. W Brno!, John Wllkey, P?iter>?n Msrk, John Drien, ( has Gilmer. Edward Jtilten, John Mr|>onn*r Earnest Bnllwinkle. Henry Clethenog, James |>od, lobn FnrlonK, Michael O'Hara, Martin Hogen, Mirhael Mnrphv, Martin Phelon. Fordman Westman. Frederick Bradfleld, John Letcher. Francis ltytm, John Williams, If Thompson, Jsmes llnmphes, William Hnmphres, Janvs O'Malet, Ro rerO'Maley, William Moore lie ui. Pa vid Graham. Marssrrt Malar, Mrs Woodonirh. John Fnlt^n, Joseph Pnnlsr, Mi, -h i I Kaeaa, Mrs Kanaa. w O'Maley, W O kaovsae, ana otlisrs 41 it's*. AITAXM or WUEUWHOI, THIRTY -THIRD rONORCW. 8KCOHD SKtMlOM. Wahih^oto.v, Dec. 29. 19i4. BeuU. Tin *rrmonuATio> mtw. The annual appropriation Mil* from the House, far poet office* and the army, for the year ending June 30, ISM, were received >nd referred to- the Committee on Finance j MI.MOK OAS. Mr. Coorrn, (whig) of Pa., presented sundry memo rial*, one of which was In refereae* to the proposed expe dition to the Aretic lea*. UMini.NU nc.MAiTim. Mr. Fish, (whig) of N. V., introduced a bill to remit , certain penalties to merchant vessels in relation to paa- ! aengere, under a construction of the law by Walker. Merchant vessels are now on their way hither with a 1 greater number of passengers and on different deck* than | are considered legal by Mr. Guthrie, under hia construe- I tion of the act. To protect mauler* an.-l shipowner* who f have followed the flrnt construction, tin* bill provide* that the act shall not apply to vessel* which shall sail with such passenger* before the 1st of March next. He urged its consideration. Mr. Nobkis, (dera.) of N. H., objected, and the b?l lies on the table. Mr. Fwh remarked that he should call it up on Tues day. A special report from Mr. Schoolcraft upon Indian rnat ters.was received, and on motion of Mr. Badokr, referred; to the Committee on Indian Affairs. The Senate then adjourned to Tuesday next. Oar Washington Correspondence. WiaiiisaTOS, Dec . 28, 1854. The Case of Captain Oibton Dropped by Ike Cabinet ? The Belmont Conspiracy? litnorance, Vacillation and Treachery of Marcy ? The Cote Before Congress. You have been doing good service in the Hkrai.d in enlightening the country and Congress upon the unflt neaa of Belmont for the duties* of a diplomat, id proved in hiii bungling management of the Gibaon case; but there wait ''treachery and stupidity" combined, not only on the part of Belmont, but on the part of the Secretary of State, whose ignorance of the principle* of interna tional law is the primary cause of his deplorabI<4vncil lations upon every subject Which he takes in hand: For example, take a few illustrative facts upon the Gibson case. They will show you the ignorance as well as the treachery of Marcy, and the interesting ramifications of the money-changing Belmont conspiracy against Gibson and his claim. When it occurred to Captain Gibs ?n that he could bet ter his case by going out to the Hagae, Marcy favored the idea heartily . He said to a friend when Mr. Gibson had left, "I hope we are now rid for a time of Capt. G., and Netherlands India." Gibson stirs up the monkeys in Europe ? an outcry is rained against Belmont, Gushing, Forney and Sid Webster, who, for the time being, constitute the Buchanan and Slidell party in Washington, charge Gibson with having insti gated the abuse against Belmont. A sourrillous article was published in September last in the Washington Star. This is said to be the production of Forney. He is sold to Belmont. Recall to mind that Buchanan made it a sine <jna non to lia vo Belmont appointed. You know what Belmont did in a financial way for Pennsylvania. Forney is affiliated with Buchanan, and also with Bel mont. He is charged with joint stockjobbing operations with Belmont. How else accumulate as lie does ? never by hisclerkahip, nor by printing spoilt,. Slidell ia re lated?uncle by marriage? to Belmont, and he la inti mate with Cushing SidWuluteria the jackall of Cash ing. Such la the faction uhich Gibson lias had to tight since his return from Kurope. Tbev had changed some what the President's feelings. Marcy remained th ? same cuunlng, trt-ichftftna old fox, who, when Gibson came to Washington to plead his case, in Octobc oi last year ? he (Marcy) wiis addressing libellous letter of inquiry to a number of pepao** in New York; one fel into your hands, the letter of J. 0. McGregor, and the whole dastardly scheme of Miircy to drop Gibson *i< admirably exposed. Gibson hns hail. I say, to fight thi - miserable faction. He addressed ? letter on the 11th November to the Secretary of State asking that hi; claim lie enforced, in view of the failure itf the diploms tic action of the government ? Marcy would not an??e that letter. He sends a spccial messenger to bring <ii h son to th* State Department. A conference is held, Gibson desirea action upen his communication of the 11th November; Marcy says the case ia accompanied with difficulties; it would not warrant the Government | coming before the country with a war message. Gib; U n wants to know why the Secretary did not consider those "difficulties'' before he wrote his last instruc tions, in which be urges Belmont to demand " speedy and ample Indemnity for the outrages committed." Marcy walveo a discussion of the point ; but says to Gibson, can you not suggest *om? more practicable course than the recommendation to armed reprisals. Gibson can see no other oourse ? demands an answer to his letter ol the 11 ;h November ? Marcy declines. After this, Col. Orr calls upon Marcy and the Presi dent. There is a good deal of backing and filling, but there is a promise that something will be recommended to Congress. The correspondence is sent from the State Department to the White House ? it came before the Cabinet on the 10th and -Oth instant ? Gushing gives his opinion, and oppose-, doing uaythinu. He says a convic tion was obtained against Gibson; it mattered not bow arbitrary and unjust were the proceedings; it mattered not if the action of the .lav.i court ? was controlled by the Executive of N-. India. The mods of procedure has been recognized .is leifai hv the Dutch government, an 1 '?we cannot look behind the forms of justlco, as adminis tered in any country, however despotic. We recog nized the military tribunal which shot Crittenden with out a hearing. We cannot interfere in thi*kcnse; it ought never to haie been taken np." The President, who, through certain connection*, it is well known Is very friendly to Gib-ou, and has t;iken a lively interest in his case, was obliged to give way, and thus the cor respondence was sent in to Coogre-- ? it bout a word of recommendation . Let it l>? borne in mind that the position assumed by the administration for declining to act further in the case, is chargeable to Marcy. I?et Gushing be dropped in determining who is responsible for the doctrine ' that we may not look behind the forms of law, as administer ed in despotic countries, to the real motive of the prose cution. " Marcy ia officially committed on this point, ia a despatch to Mr. Gibson, not included in th- cow pondence sent into Congress, which will be produced whenever the Union chooses to come out witii a denial. Enclosed is an extract from a Dutch paper, the Kchn Universal of Hd October. It is curious and well worth publishing. The ea?e is now before the House Committee on Ko reign Affair- Perhaps they ma> do something with it? perhaps not. We shall see ARG0S. WlUmuTINi, Dei. 1854. Mr. Marr.y': I sit r t? Mr. V'llina ? The hi tin ?/ th p* ditien ? The Sandwich bland a Jffefetialitns nmt th Adminirtra' inn ? British Steamship ? The Virrjinui Canmts. Mr. Marty's reply to Mr. Molina s prote-t against the projected expedition, headed by Colonel Kinney, for the settlement of a new Mate in O ntr .1 America . Is regar lc ! as a mixture of <peeii?l pies ling an! superciliousness even- way in Weepiug with the whole tone of our foreign diplomacy of late, which has been characterized as a series of attempts to bully. an<t humble apologies wh? nj>u Hying is found not to answer. Mr. Marcy, however, make* the important sdmi^-don that when Colonel Kinney and his peaceable compmy of able bodied men leave the United States, they withdraw from their allegiance to their own country ; and by voluntarily placing themselves within the jurisdiction of another Power, render th-m selves amenable to the laws of the land in which they s?ek doanicil. This must be taken as a declaration that if the fate of Crittenden and his as-,oci..tes in the Cuban forny -hould overtake Kinney and liis band, that the 1'nitsd States will remain pa^me. In a word, this progressive administration are wili ng to extend all the moral aid In their power to further the nspe litlon: but when it comes to a question or responsibility, * hey intecd to follow the dictates of prudence and gracefully bark out The iaat paragraph of Mi Marcy s letter to Mr. Molina is regarded with great nupri-e. He there tells th* Minister from Cost.i Rica to address his remonstrance to certain private citizens of the I'nited states. Now, \ve take it, It was for just such a course that Mr. Genet was sent back to Franc* by the government of the Untted States: and yet. the present administration i-t found urg ing the minister of a foreign government to follow Mr. Genet's example ;tand, tabooing th* government here, to which alone he I* officially known, to enter into direct correspondence and negotiations with individual cftl zen?. Perhaps Mr. Marcy advises Mr. Molina to this un iiMial course so as to have an excuse for handing him his passport*, as the simplest way to overcome the diffi culty It I* perfectly absurd for the administration to I #. csttt tu; U.*; rt?rl tlw liian*/ * ... I a peaceable movement. It in not oovoealed he** that the intention of tht pwtiN is to nlilt all tkt men they cm, wnd tli.<m to the San Joan as pat sengers in one of the California xteamers, and tendanM and ammunition with them. The Texan rams ia then to be p laved over again, and, if sacoessful, a new re - public is'to claim admiaaion into the Union. ColoMl Kinur r must not, however, rely upon the rerbal as surances he receive* at the hands of General Pieroe for support. The history of the paat demonatratea that: upon the first re vera* he and hie expedition will ha aa unceremoniously denounced by the Union aa he i? now huided. Aa a matter of fact, notwithstanding the ef forte made to win friend* for the eaterpriae, it ha? scaraely an advocate among the men af ? tan ding a?i judgotent here. The Her am' from time to time has given publicity to the actual state of the negotiation* pending betweea Mr. Commissioner Gregg atxl King Kamehameha. ?vlatire to the annexation of the Sandwich Inland*. Tau have over and over again explained that the pre he-\t mtni.riatratien have from the hint refused to au thorise Mr Gregg to open negetiationa aa comaais aiooer. wliilfrt, at the name time, he ha* baa* informed that if Ue chm*e, in hi* private capacity, to enter into negotiation* tor the annexation of the islands, he might do ao, and forward the result to Wanhington; where, if the matter waodeemed advisable or expedient, the ad min iitr at ion woild act upon it. Notwithstanding all the denials which have appeared a* to the correctness of than information, it is undoubtedly true: and the caae stands precisely in that position new. Mr. Geecg, free whit* man anil private citizen, ha* been working away with proper zeal, and. according' to all accoanta, has nearly completed a treaty, on his own hook, for the anneuiioas of the islands. But a>change has come over the Cabinet, and it ia nrt now demited advisable to recognise the ne gotiation* is any manner or shnpe. It is believed Mr. Commissioner Gregg has been written to by Mr Marry ; and directed to have nothing to do with any treaty or arrangement* which mtv have been made by Mr private citizen Gregg; and thus the whole afiair is quashed Tho first symptoms of opposition were sufficient to frighten our Cabinet, and to extinguish, fer the presoat at least the hopes of tbe Sandwich Islanders. A good deal tn aald about the failure of our stearaera and the (English papers always copy such information a* particularly gratifying. Private letters hav9 been re ceived here which state that the Himalaya screw steam er, the largest veasel ever built 1n England, and said to be the best, is cew in the Malta dock, being repaired It is feared that she will have to be broken up, her halt net being strong enough for her power. The KugUsfc papers are silent, but the fact can be relied upon. xhe Virginia gubernatorial election does not come off till May next, and it is, therefore, rather premature to *ay what Wise's chances are. The impression, however, iff that much will depend upon the the Know Nothiag reswits In other states, and if the South generally shew as large a vote for the order as the North has, that Vir ginia will not be in the vocative. [Correspondence of the National liemocrat.J Washinuto*, Dec. 28, 1?M. Ditr'ewreof an Effort on the part of F.rrney, Cuthin* ? and the President to Hob the Untied Statu Zrwiurjr of *20,000. _ . I cm Rend you some rich facta in relation to an effort mad*- by Forney, Cuahing and the President to foro* Secretiry Guthrie to surrender, illepiUy, ? 20, 000 of tk? United State* money into the hands of the proprietor* of the Union. At the close of the leal aession of Con gress, the House panned a resolution increasing the pay of the employ. 'a of the Houae twenty per cent, Coder this reeolution Judge Nicholson and Forney put in nearly *20,000 extra pay as public prinfcra. But Hecre tary Guthrie refused to allow it, as it did not com* within the Intention of the resolution of the House. Upon tbia Forney went to the President, who imme diately wrote a note to Guthrie, asking him to open the case until he could obtain the opinion of the Attorney General. This request was complied with, and Cuslilnf wrote out a long argument, fortified by a corroborating ) opinion from a distinguished politician of Alabama. ? With those decisions Forney again called on the Secre tary, and demanded the $20,000: but the old Kentuck ian still ref lined, even without stopping to read Cuak ing's long rigmarole. Said he, "I am as good a lawyer as Mr. Cuabing; but tlil# is not a question of law at all; it is simply a question of fact, and of the intentions of the House In the resolution." At this Forney took fire, and his laoguage was so far insulting, that Guthrie brought hia sledge-hammer list down upon the table, aa be exclaimed. ''Well, I'll be d ? d if 1 will pay it." Forney went again to the President, and told him that "Old Guthrie says he will be d? d if he will pay that money," when the President flew into a rage, amiting the table with his fiat , und exclaimed, "I'll be d ? d if lie shan't pay it." Ho instantly despatched a note to Guthrie, asking him to call at the White House on the matter of the "money due the Union." The Secretary immediately obeyed the summons, and, after some little talk, said, "Mr President, I >m your oflioer, but still I am responsible, to some extent, lor the eonduot of my department, ai d to pay tliis money would not only greatly damage my character. but it i? opposed to mj senao of right. It will give in" great pleasure to resign, either voluntarily or on receiving a letter requesting my withdrawal frein row." This boll stand taken by the Secretary put Forney, Gushing, and the President to their trumps. Oougrem was to meet in twonty daya, ?nd to allow Guthrie to re sign at that time, under ancli circumstances, would be opening a breach which it would he impossible to eloaff. The matter was, therefore, put off until the end of the present Congress. These are lacts without emfcelUah inent or exaggeration. (Correspondence of the North American. J WMDUMiTim, Dec. 27. 1S64. Imjiortant Bill Relative to to rrioit Pauper*? Mediation in the Affair* of Kurnpe, ifc The Committee on Commerce of the House of Repre sentatives have prepared, and will soon report; a verw important bill oa the subject of alien pauper* and crimi nals Under tho provisions of this hill, no foreign pas senger shall hereafter be admitted into a port of the United States unless he shall have the certificate of tfw America n Consul of the place from whioh he ton's, that ho has not, for oae year previous to his departure, been an inmate of a jail or workhouse, and that he has net. for four years previously, been convicted of any crimi nal offence except snchasare designated political cnme?. If any captain shall bring such persons without the re quired certificates, he shall he liable to fine and impri sonment. The vessel in which such persons arrive shall bo subject to forfeiture. The introduction of a bill likn this will, no doubt, give rise to n violent opposition: bet as the necessity of this measure is generally admitted by the American part of our |w>pulatlon, it must ulti mately become a law. | rhe Committee on Foreign Affair* have not yet form i ally examined Ur. Clingman's resolution proposing to I tender the mediation or the United States for the peace able adjustment of the quarrel between the Euro pee* i Powers. W hen they will report it, or whether at all, i? matter of conjecture. A resolution of the same charac 1 ter is pending in the Senate, submitted by Mr. Sumner. | It will be called up for discussion next Tuesday. Mr. I Clayton will speak in its lavor. It Is stated that it la also favored by Goneral Cas". Mr. Marcy approves of 1 the design, and will promote it by all the means in hi* ] power. It has been well suggested by an anti-adminta 1 t ration democratic oigan, that if a commission Is to be appointed, the persons to compose it should be designated by the resolution conferring authority to raise It, other wise it mav be expected that a trio of decayed politicians, i without general reputation, and very passively com mitted to the views of the administration, which ant notedly in favor of Russia, will be selected to All the responsible and desirable post of conferees with the I governments engaged in the existing war. Perhaps the I names of Mr. tan Buren. Mr. Kverett and Mr. Beatraa arc as good as eould be found for the inlaaioe. The debate in the House to day on the neutral im provement question was full of interest. The delay of the long promised veto message upon the vetoed bill of I the last session excites surprise and provokes remark. I Does the President mean to withhold his reasons until I the present seasi' n shall be nearly exhausted, under the ; apprehension that after tliey shall have been fully ' stated, Congress will agre" upon an act *> framed an to ! meet and overcome his objections r That motive was in sinuated to day, and though Mr. Bayly, of Virginia, took I upon him?ell to denv it, and to state when the wrssago would be sent, and that it would give satisfaction V? I the democratic party, many members on that side shook | their beads, as if to intimate tliat they feared that n? good could come out of this sprig of Jackaonism. Tho question is, perhaps, the most important one in our purely domestic politics: and It is plainly the intentiofa of the democratic leaders to bring back tha party to tho traditional doctrine- to the school of '88 and '9?. Thejr have undertaken a labor beyond their powers. Not all tin devotion of a Pierce, and the overwhelming ability of his adherents, '?an convince the peopla that It !? uneon j stitut onal or wrong to project the life and property In | volved in navigation with the money and the care of tho i government, and the unfledged statesmen who have en* ten-don that worL will be invited to give place to mar* | practical men. City Politics. AITOIHTMBSTS AND RBMOVALS IN 7HI HBOI.STBB'K orncB. ( The newly elected Register, John J. Doane, Kaq., ; hat signified his intention <>f appointing and removing the subjoined list of fortunate and unfortunate indi viduals. Just now there is a terrible scramble for oOoe, "in and about" the City Hall ? AfTOlSTJOYT* AM> removals I* th>: Ktiaim's ornc*, TO TAKR KFFR T ON VOX DAI SBt, JANP ARV 1, MM. ApjMixnlmenit. Removal*. Tho* C. Acton. Deputy, wni. L. Hall, H. N. Sherwood, Ass't, Dodge. ?Wm. S. Gregory . Searcher, John toekmaa. J. 8. BrowneU, Kxaminer, *m. B. Ripley . B. C. Dean, Recording Clerk, Geo. W. Andersen, W. R. W. Oiambers, " Geo. P. Bukford, Wra. Jones, Jr., " Christian Woodrui, Wm. F. T. Chapiran. " Stephen C. Duryee, W. Hodfkinson, " 8. T. Flak, Henry Fraser, " tieo. H. Tucker, AlbertCrooler, " John J. Riley, A Stouten burgh, " Theodore Hart, Richard Hunt, 44 Tlmnthr Watera, Jr., Wm Peel (N. Y vol.)' C. Hoyd(*.Y volunt'ra) Nelson Sampson. " Maloy, Peter C. Male, " Theodore Is Ttmolai, Charles Koofe, " ? lewis, Geo. I.. Tavtoi , " Ira B. OstU, STASIS?? ~ Fdward Pevton. " ? l'hllip II. Jonas, Colleetor, ? Tes?e Mitchell. Messenger, Y OiUUgher. ? . rotmVw of AU'.mV/, ?.u"l