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Mall* for the Pacific. ?IB HTW YORK HBRALl) ? CALIFORNIA EDITION. Ike Cnited State* mail steamship George l.?w, Capt. ?. V. Foa, will leave tbn port tliia afternoon at two ?'?to?k, for Aepinwail. Ike mailt* for California ami other part* of the Pacific, WlO clone at one o'clock. Tbe Nrw York Wniv Hmu> ? California edition ? ?tabling the latent intelligence from all part* of the veild, will he pubjiabed at eleven o'clock th'.a norning. Single copies, in wrapper*, ready for mailing, siipeooe Amenta will pleme m>d<1 in their order* as early ai poi The \t w?, Tbo Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Win" ??win has issued a hab^&a corpus in tine case of S. ?.Booth and John Ryecraft, recently oonvi:'*d in United States Court at Milwaukee of a viola, lion of the provisions of the act genera'ly ts-med *ne Fugitive Slave law, and sentenced toflae and imprisonment. The State C.urt bu heretofore de clared the law in question uaconstitutional and void* I On the receipt of the news ef the issuing of the writ of bab:aa corpus at M' 1 waukie a public meeting was I convened, at which resolutions strongly censuring toe course of the federal authorities, and counselling revolutionary action to defeat ths lava of the laud, were adopted with frantic enthusiasm. The 11 -?e ,'mpoeed upon Booth and ltyecrat amounts to $1,6C1, and this is to be mule up by voluntary subscript t)OE?, in no instance to ezoeed one dollar. It has been stated that the anti-Nebraska membara of C?u gress have contribute d towards the fund. The Legislature of Wiiconsin met ia joint con vention on Weducdiy las;, aid balloted three times -or a United SUtes Senator, but without miking an elect or. Durhee, Ihe candidate of the republlcau party. was far ahead of all his eompeUtois. Owing to Uw interruption of travel on the railroads, in consequence of the great depth of the snow, tbe D.noih Legislature was without a quorum up to the latait actuate, and thewfore no elec'ion or a Sea. ator from that State bad be:u held. The steamship Union, Captain Adaas, arrived at tins port on Saturday night. She left Hivre on the 17th aid Southampton oa the 18 . h ult. Sm ?Joes not, of course, b:lcg auy new*, but we giva Mewbere an interesting letter from oar Pa-Is cor respondent received by her. The affair or young Hsrnandez, on board the ati;un. ship Empire City, ia re aving an eluoiditiou. lu addition to tbe statements myi? oa SHurd*y nnrn >ag, and that cf young Hernendez.pnblhheJ yester day, we give this m .rniag letters from Mr. Ctrao beH and the Spanish C )t>*ul, wh'ca will probioly bs tbe list of the rea'ter. Tnere d*a not appear to have been any force used in any way iu re/a-d to the lad. We publish to d*y a letter from R,o Janeiro dated December 15, which gives qai!? tt gra?blj description ot the animated appetrance which the harbor presetted owing to ths presence of a naval torte ot tbe United 8 ates, Ave EogHsh wir ships as many French vessels, aud a Urge Brazilian equa' dron.in its water-. The Constitution- Old Ir^n sides, the pet and pride of our navy ?Is said to have cestitd cff the palm for splendid appearance. The withday of tbe Eaperor wes celebrated on the 221 December with a grand military review, illumina ??as, salutes, visits of congratulation, Ac. In another column we pib'is i a report of au ex. ?*edingly interesting t ial, bafo.-e a Pjii ? Jmti;?, a* Bt. Paul's, Minnesota, belog the ewe of tbe Ualtsd States versus Willis 0. Gormw, Govs.-nor and Su perintendent of It dian Affair/" of the Territory of WlnicscU aforesaid. From the teslimoay elicit 1 it appears that his E.\ ;eL'enc>'s exchequer I. an been srtgt.tly affected by the universal stringency of the ?cnei mailret, and when Fjaik Collies, auctionwr, presented hJ.s 'ittle account a trifling extension wts solicited. Thla request created in ths mind of the asct'oreer a suspicion quite natural unJer the cir. cumetauces, which f.:und express! ;n in a doubt as to the h.ipes'y of theGcvereor. Iu a twinkl ng a gnberaatorial tint plwiieJ a crusher into tbeknov. ledge box ef the knight of the hammer, who was ?piJt upon the floor, wbile at the sams time the woven or's arm, like the "gun well aimed at dark or plover, rec/Jel and kicked its owner avea" i n "edified spectator" of the conflict "set 'eno up," and a trial for assault and battery farms the last scene of the farce to which we have called attention. Upon a patient investigation ot (he fat ta the jury were unable to decide wto was ?he aggressor. Apropos - the Minnesota Dimvenu announces the rtmoval of Gov. Gorman from ths office of Superintendent o? Indian Affaire, to take effect on the 1st of March next, and states that other removals may shortly be expected. The police, on Sunday morning, arreted Francis Murphy, proprietor of a growry store at the corner nf Eighteenth str. et and Seventh avenue, an sus picion of knowing something about the Ore wb ch took place in his store a short time after hs was seen to leave K. A report of the Gre will be found elsewhere. The whole matter will b? investigated by the Fire Marshal, before Jostles Davidson to day. At a convention of the whigi of Franklin toanty, bald recently at Malone, a resolution was adopted wasting Mr. Kitcb, the Assembly m*n from that conity, to vote against William H. Seward for the United State a Senate. A serious accident occurred oa Thursday las', at Bochdale, Dutches* county, by the f.UiaK of the cfcaln bridge now in course of erection over the c*eek at that place. At tbe time of the sccldent there were three men underneath the bridge, naaed David Lane and James and John Sherman. Ja-nM waa very seriously Injured, having seve-al bones bro. hen and severe bruises about the head; but it is thesght that his wonrds will not prove fatal. John Sherman was badly injured internally. Line wan so fortunate as to escape with little hurt. Lieut. Robert E. Johnson, of ths navy, died near Wilmington, Del., yesterday. He wae attached to the exploring expedition of Commander Wilkea. The President .has offl dally recognized J. F. Me *? 'he Consul of Hambarg for the States or Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin. ^Uithe caes of Demia agslast Kennedy, before the *preme Court, fieneral Term, on Saturday, helsg an action brought by vhe plaintiff as member of an acOTriatioa for the porpoee of going to California and ia wtujh the complaint was demurred to and deirnrrer overmW at Special Term, Jndge Cleghe delivered an elaborate op'nion and decided thai tho judgneat opes the domLrrer should be tMrwrt, with Mvtfl. The Great Wirepuller of llaropeui Dtjilo* maey? Moral of the Wb1M War. la all the varying chances which the fortune of war and the errors of diplomacy are daily turning up in the present European contest, only one of the Powers interested seams to be steadily converting them to hiB own profit The difficulty itself, in fact, hat been stealthily fostered, it' not originated, by him. He has all along played the part of wirepuller to the political puppets who fill the high places in European diplomacy, and he is now reaping the fruits of bis labors. Need we say that we allude to tbe Emperor of the French. The disclosure to the world of the secret correspondence which took place some years spo between the Czar and the British govern ment, in reference to the projected partition of the heritage oi " the sick man," although it failed to compromise the latter by what lawyers would call an overt act, clcarly showed that the idea itself was not so verj repugnant at the time to the feelings of British statesmen. Through out the whole ot that precious epistolary chapter of secret diplomacy, we search in vain for those generous and chivalric sentiments which have since been put forward as the pretexts for a coalition as inconsistent in its religions as it is antagonistic in its national elem>n?s With the manner in which her pre tensions were ignored in the agitation of so important a question, France had just reason to quatrel, and all the efforts of her go vernment have accordingly since been directed to foil and defeat Russian designs in the East. Tbe sagacious mind of Louis Napoleon foresaw the double advantage to himself that was to be reaped from this course of policy. He fell on the one band that nothing could strengthen his equivocal position amongst the European Powers more than his assertion of the right of Fraace to exercise a voice in tbe decision of the ques tion of Ottoman independence, and he was equal ly certain, on the other, that the worst com plications that might arise from his interference could only have the effect of consolidating tbe then insecure fabric of his power at home by concentrating the attention of his people on their foreign interests. He accordingly des patched N. Lnvalette to Constantinople upon an apparently frivolous and 111 defined mission; its real purpose being to stir up the jealousy of Russia, aud provoke a quarrel of some sort. It is unnecessary for us to recapitulate the succes sive events which so fully realized his expecta tions. Suffice it to say, that in her well founded apprehensions of his bold and ambitious de signs, Rusaia thought it high time to make good tbe pretensions that the Czar had advanced in his correspondence with the British government, the more especially as at that time there was no reason to apprehend any very fincere or active opposition from tbe latter. The Emperor Nicholas did not believe, nor in deed had he any reason to believe, that Great Britain would be disposed to stretch the pro visions of the treaty of July, 1841, into a guarantee of the independence of Turkey, or that an invasion of the territories of the latter by his troops would be regarded as a European question. And so he was led on step by Btep until it be came too late to recede, as much, it must be owned, by tbe anathy and indi ffer ence manifested by the British cabinet in the early stages of tbe dispute, as by any real ap prehensions that he entertained with regard to ! France. I la the meantime Louis Napoleon was gradu. ! ally paving tbe way at borne for that grand stroke of polio/ by which h? hoped at oncc to crush (he power of Russia and consolidate bis own dynasty ? the Anglo-French alliance. H's election to tbe presidency, after the revolution of 1848, bad already seriously alarmed tbe moneyed and landed interests both in England and France, who could only see in his accession to powir a revival of the old imperial feud be tween the two countries. The coup d'Ctat and the subrcquent confirmation of that daring step by the elective voice ot France, terrified them still more. Every one recollects the consterna tion that prevailed amongst all classes of the English prcple, and even amongst the highest military and, naval authorities, at the imminent probability of another attempt at a French in vasion, and at tbe inefficiency of tbe national defences. No one dreamed at that time that the author of tbe UHe* JVapoleoniennei and tbe inheritor of the great Emperor's throne and wrongs, could render his prejudices and resent ments subservient to the objects of a grander policy, aud forget in its requirements his heredi tary griefs. Still lets did the English expect to find rhe man who was born to tbis legacy of personal hatred, stretching out to them the band of friendship, cultivating with them the kindest and mont cordial relations, and flaally proposing to them an alliance apparently bind ing together the future destinies of the two nations. Had the English people reeollec'ed the prudent warniug conveyed in the T'xmro Danaut of the Latin p^et they would have hesitated before they at tached implicit eredcncc to the professions and coquetries of this new and unnatural suitor for their favors. The Corsican vemfrtta is not to be thus easily extinguished. Let us ciamine the results of the Anglo Frcnch all in nee up to the present time, and we will see that if it had been Louis Napoleoa's object to weaken the power and humiliate the pride of the English nation, he could no', have more effectually accomplished it than by joking it to his policy. Thus far everything that has been done, either in the way of diplo macy or of military efTort, has only redounded to the honor and glory of France, while the ?ame steps have entailed tbame, mortification ard heavy loss upon England. All tbe vacil lation and want of energy exhibited in tbe diplomatic stages of the difficulty, and through out its subsequent military and naval opt'ra ticr.s. arc attributed with justice to the inca pacity and imbccility of the English ministry, whilst all tbe vigor, forethought and complete ness of preparation displayed by tbe French are clesrly due to the untiring activity aud inccstant attention of the Emperor to the ' requirements of the campaign. Thus the boundless resources of France, as a 1 j great military power, are daily made more I manifest, whilst the Knglish army---thc object ' of so much pride and solicitudc ? is rapidly perishing on the inhospitable soil of the Crimea, and <-.vhibiling In the persons of its leaders a deplorable absence of those qualities which are said to murk th* superiority of the Anglo Saxon race. If matters go on in tfcit way for a few months longer, the army of Eigland will cease 10 have any existence except upon the lists of the War Department, und Louts Napo leon will be left to contest alooe the palm of 1 Fnrcjrfjan military supremacy. Who can doubt that tbe* recall* have been, ! In s great mewtw, foreseen and provided for by tbe sagacious raler of Frasoe ? Whist by association with Lis plans be ia fast weakening and ruining the strength of England, he is a< the same time, by her aid, creating for Wmwlf a dominant influence in Europeau afl'uiv. aid fortifying and consolidating his power at home. Both its a diplomatist and a financier, thts ex traordinary man is puzzling and confounding tbe cid fogies who have hitherto m maged the political affairs ol Europe. JTe at once outwiU all the diplomatic veterans and out-manoeuvr<M all tlie leading capitalists. To such a man no thing is impossible. We have Keen him sine: hie accession to power palling the string* of almost every political movement iu Europe. Where and when the influence he is likely to exercise on the destinies of the present genera tion will end. God alone can tell. <?*!?'? Patent, Grog and the SpoU.men-.Tie- I ?e..dou. Scramble for the Muudcv. on it ^ VQlLe H?U8e 0f ^sontatives on Saturday last, on Colt's pistol patent ex tension, presents us the most revolting feature j et officially disclosed of the tactios of the W ashington spoilsmen in working through their schemes for the public plunder. From the re jioi ts of the investigating committee of the la?t session, we hud supposed that subsidies of cash to letter writers, douceurs of kid gloves and perfumery to influential ladies, bcautiiul re volvers to belligerent members, ojster t uppers to tnc gourmands of both houses, and other appliances to members and their friends, con prehtnded the game of the lobby. Now how ever according to the official declarations of the House committee, the trump card of the lobby men is to get their claimant "intoxi cated, ' ?o as to wheedle him and plunder him at discretion. We are sorry to learn from the testimony of tie chairman of the House investigating com mitter that the lobby have carried this soothing system" to such an extent with Col. Coir, tbat when called upon to testify before the committee, "he was drunk, and his mind ! wa* obfuecatcd." This obfuscation of his in- ' elhct throws a flood of light upon the ? fif- I leen thousand dollars on the books of his ! clerk unaccounted for," and explains the I intense interest and industry of the lobby men in support of the extension of this p!s;ot monopoly forseveu years longer. In this cace, they have a man of almost unlimited rc tourcs of supply , a generous fellow, who may be ?< obfuscated," bamboozled and plucked ad ilitum. His bill involves a monopoly of mil lions of profits. To fleece him it is only necei Miry to "obfuscate ? him; and if they can secure the passage of the bill, who shall presume to es-timute the subsidies, commissions and per quisites ?f the lobby ? How many thousands in pensions, Gal pbm indemnities, land warrants, Indian I claims, contracts, and what not, are thus extracted by the lobby from the poor vic tims to wljom the money belongs, in "ob ^eating ? their intellects? Who can answer Lt Si' t* J- ?atal0gUC of "Pol^tions effected J ? asbington spoilsmen through the agen cies of ojsters, liquor and cards? Who can conscientiously say that these demoralizing ap affeCt the morality- an.1 even mortality, ot tbo two houses of Congress? How many models of virtue, integrity and patriotism are carried off from Congress to the graveyard, by these lobby carousals anion* bon eieantt, blacklegs and scheming spoils men? How much of Congressional Jegis ktion is concocted and perfected among the lobby mysteries of Pennsylvania ave- I ?ue. When will the axe of reform reach bee deep roots of the corruptions which breuten to overwhelm the government? Who can answer these home questions ? ir there be any place under heaven where a 1 rigidly enforced Maine Liquor law and an onti gomUinglaw would be the highest bless'ng 0 the local community, and to the whole coun try , it is the city of Washington. We are dealing, however, with Coifs patent. In i "u ! argnments ur*ed for its exten , ' Tt8 advocates plead that Col. Colt has invtsted his profits in the building of new manufactories. Very likely. He has a prince ly establishment at Hartford, from which he supplies the American army with hU revolvers; 1 another at London, from which he supplies the I British army; and we have been informed that he and bis agents are about establishing I blo her immense factory in St. Petersburg, from which to equip the multitudinous barbari ans of all the Russias. Such vast operations require heavy outlays; and it i8 not surprising. ' htrefore. that Col. Colt should ask the exten sion ol his monopoly for s*ven years longer. H.s arms are abo said to be of a superior quality, and hence, it is argued, Confess should secure to him the exclusive right of their manufacture. This Is the sort of pleading urged in support of his proposed extension. It i8 < iame and impotent. According to the decree of the Pa tent Office, Col. Colt lia* received from the pub ic a liberal reward for his invention, and the bureau has refused its extension, on the ground hat the government ha, fulflle.iits obligation to the inventor and owes him nothing. Tals decree is ,nst. The attempt to supersede it, is a piece of invidious, intermeddling, log-rolling spoils legislation, which should be defeated. It is a bill taxing the community (or the benefit of a monopoly already enriched lYom the bounties of the government, drawn from lho pockcU of I Pf0P,c- ?ny man in Cot gress with I il Tt a h In " ?b,fMCa,ed" that Le perceive 1 I Iw I,(? 'IbitlDR thc Fa,?- for sample, of all white cot on goods except tboso manufactur- ; i! 2 ' WW,ld bC' iD PHnciP'?- precUelv be same thing as this patent extension. Coi. ( olt having been fiilly compensated for hla in- ! vention. what claim has he upon the gov eminent in a military view, nith his factory in Loudon turning out the same weapons, to be used against us in thc event or a rupture with Kng and Let his advocator, representing one of bla factory, or carrying one of his most beaut fnl p.stols about them, answer these que* lions if they can. The truth fs, this patent extension bill Is but a op-rolling scheme for some twenty or thirty min ions of the spoils, i? ft special , ax upo' Colt s firearms for seven years longer, not for b?e,lt^ the treasury. ?r the army, or the 8p<,cl'1' bcneUl of Col. Colt, and the lobby, and its spoils affiliations. Thc Vrench spoliation Nil of five millions is another Thr ??? and their rightful heirs, have died or sold out for a song ; the five millions will be pocketed, If passed, by the spoil-men ,b national capital. There are also other lar** patent caw* pending, Gardner claim, cca tract,, indemnities r?Qroad land jolblr.g wilt (poinding ibe great Pacific imposture, the who^c schedule covering an aggregate of, perhaps not less than <wo hundred miliionj of too pd;? lio plunder. The terwion is drawing to a close ; tlie t-poilstntn have been waiting long enough 5 i tbey are becoming hungry and desperate ; they must make a strike somewVre, and so t'aey have opened tbeir game with Colt's patent ex tension, close upon tbe heelti of the more plausible bill of French fpoliitions. We have here the indication* of a ireurmdous ((ramble for the plunder from this time to the drunken orgies of the last night of the session. The probabilities, too, are in t'av.ir of a great haul. There are miny influential time-servers Bt Wellington with whom this se.sMon is tbe last chance. They w ill naturally mike the most of it. Uncle Sam pays all. Who cares? What a Godsend to such a lobby mau as Col. I orney is a millionaire claimant for a monopoly of millions, who " is fond of a glam,'' and j whose mind, when required, can be '-obfua- ! <*ated" to that degree at which it is imposdblo to " daguerreotype the testim my of a drunken man/' W ho moves now for a Maine Liquor law for Washington ? Washington News? We published in yester day's paper a despatch stating that Dudley Mann had resigned bis office of Assistant Secre tary of State, his resignation growing out of the complications of Soule's mission to Madrid, and its happy termination, in spite of Soule, Dudley Mann and all concsrncd. Now, It may be that Mann has resigned; but we are not yet prepared to believe It. We suspect he is not quite fo thin-fkinned as represented by our correspondent, and is too strongly attached to | the spoils to let go upon a mere punctilio, or question of propriety. II has also been re- : ported Jrom Washington that this inventor of ' Tierce's foreign policy will probably go to j France in the place of Mason. This #e consider too preposterous and ridiculous to be entitled to any farther notice except this? that Mann's foreign policy does not recognize the govern ment of Louis Napoleon. Our general telegraphic correspondent at Washington h?s also informed us that -'it is represented there, by interested parties, that Collector Redfield has never intimited a desire to be relieved from the duties of his office, aud that the rumors to the contrary are false." , What is in the wind now? Is there a compro- 1 mise? Are those ninety -seven custom house ' thort boys and pugilists marked for execution to be reprieved, in order to appease Mr. Iled field ? The main difficulty of a reunion of the j hords and softs in this city, upon the basis of the spoils, appears to hang upon the alleged cooperation of the hards with tbe Know No- i things in our late election. This charge, under the representations of John Cochrane, may pro bably Lave resulted in the postponement, at I the White House, of the contemplated sacrifice ! of those ninety-seven fighting soft shells, to re store peace and good will among the hards. If tbis be so, it is likely that our Collector has re called his resignation, aud that the nomination of Mr. Pierce for the succession, by the two iactions in a Tammany meeting, is put off to ' the first lair day. We expect, in a day or two, the whole of the projects aud proceedings of the late soft shell delegation to Washington. It was large, their business was important and complicated, tbe White House junketings upon it were spirited and lively, and the results must so!>n come to Hght. The Hard Times ? Wokkingmen's Move ment*? Although tbe soup kitchens still con tinue in operation, and thousands of working, mm have not yet procured employment, busi ness appears to be improving. Since the last grand demonstration of the unemployed in Washington square and the Park, their ! meetings have not been so numerously at- ! tended. This certainly looks well, If it may be rfgarded as an indication that tbenum hor in want of work has ken reduced. A meet- i ing was held on Saturday night, at Mechanics' Hall, at which the plun of an organization was proposed, which it is inteuded shall extend over the whole country, and be free from all party j predilections and prejudices. The object is to promote the interests of the laboring classes, aud to place only such m<>n in office as arc in favor of their principles. Some of the most sanguine believe that before the 1st of March 1 it will number over thirty thousand member*. Thty have resolred to exclude from their platform of principles agrariaoism, red republicanism, and everything that looks like socialism. The |'lan, embracing as it does the whole country, is cer tainly an extensive one, and if carried into practical operation, would produce quite a re- i volution in polttlcs. It may be remarked, how- ; ever, that hitherto all such organizations among the woi king men have failed, tor the simple reafeon that the causes which called them into being were only temporary, and when those causes ceased to exist, they a'so became evtincv. I Such has been the end of all these movements Such will be end of this' organization. The Weather and thk Poor. ? Yesterday was one of the coMest dajs we have hail this winter. Tbe wf *htr. fortunately for the paor. bus been unusually moderate tor thh reason, and although we have been calltd upon to re cord a vast amount of Buffering and destitution, we have l ot heard cf a tingle death ftom expo- ' mro. The winter is almost over, and with the ppiiug will come better times for the poor? the reTiral of business, work (or the unemployed, and the closing up of the soup kitchens. THE LATEST NEWS. BY MAGNETIC AND PRINTING TFLEGRAPHS, From Washington. DEATH Of LiaCTRNANT JOHNSON? FVK1RAI. OF IX- i MaYCR MAI *Y- WISB S LAST SPKCtJl. WAaaiNOTwr, K?b 4, 185ft. ticuti niiul RoUrt E. Johnaon, of the uaty, dleU to il>) neai Wilmington, Delaware. He wni the n?ph<*<* of , Joeeph Galea, Ke<| , anil Mr* V," JUtSkton, of tbia city, and waa an active officer in the wBk?a exploring eipo.ti lien. The Pre?id?rit an>l hie private a?cretary attended the funeral of ex Mayor Maury to day, and aUu that of Au ditor riearanton. Mr. Wlee'a apeeeh at Alexandria Uat night i? mi b Van tially tbe tame aa that recently delivered by liim At !*? terabnrg, and which baa already been published in the Bm>am>. Maiaati. PRO' iMtxcR, Feb. 3, 18J.1. Cotton in aleadv demand, with moderate aalei at for mer prioea. TV atoek of wool la the market ta it'.ll light, with a better demaad than last weak for the liaer giadea. There is no accumulation of stock, the salei equalling 'ho reeelpta. Mm of the week M,sM !ba. I'rtntiag clotha? Th.r lett?r grade* of 2S inrh printing, are takaa as fa?t aa th?j are u*ie: SO iarfe cloths are In good JesM--!, a?d tan-t nulla making tbe at vie hare .oi l kbead 60 by M larkae aad higher const*, e a u? fc gket. Halee M,7M piaeae Dram Mlc and Maalcal Matter*. j *1 tb* theatres have djne * proeperm i week'* kOkiiMM There b>ro nothing in ths musical wav, except " Cinderella," wh ib Lu had another weik of ? ucccu it the Broadway, and bid* fair to ran through . th'-i inoi'b with which the opera at this ho -ite w U j close for the present, Mr. Horn mantle, who h?e latel y j undertaken the part of Baron i'vmpoKuO, gives t;? pu ? - l.e tbe bent, English IhtrrpreUtlon of the part n :?p". j rieguin. "C.ndarolU" is announced for thi*_*veniug at I the Lin ad way. I At UritTos'8 Thejtrk the only novel'y during the ] week has been tbe revival of a very cl*ver aali'irimi, dose fr?m tbe French by Mr. Buelat>ne, and ca'lsd "Ta abel." It w;> - very nicely mounted, and very we'i act ed. Mr. George Jordan'* perforramie of the hero of the piece ? a gentleman whose life ha* a secret, and who i* terribly airaid that Jhe villain of the play w-Jl tell soroeliody about it ? was particularly good. Mr. Burton announces a i.ew piece, "not from the Kren :h," for lueiday night. Tbi* evening the comedy of ?Fash ion" will be played for tbe lir?t time in thin they're, with Mr. Button a* Adam Truenmn, aud Mr. Fisher, Mr. Jordan, Mirt Raymond and other favorite artists in principal part*. At Wa MACK 'a TmiATRE, "Torn and Country" and " The Critic" bavr been the attraction during the week. In the first named play, Mr. loiter played Reuben G!en roy, and tome point* of his performance were very flue. Mr. Blake, aa Kit Coeey, gave ua another of those q<iiet portrait*, rich in ton*, warm in color and exquisite in finiih, for which he has become to celebanted. Tbi houses at WaUack's have been full. " Town and Coon try' and "Tbe Critic" are announced for tbla evening. Mr. Blake baa a benefit at Wallack'* on Tuesday even ing. He will play Adam Trueman, in the comedy called "Fashion," and Geoffrey Dale, in the "Last Man." Puch attractions would All a much larger bouse than Wallack 'a. Miss J. M Davknport will sail for California in the Geoige I. aw to-day. At the IJowery Theatre Mr. and Miss Charles hive been playing Irish aud Yankee parts in the pieces first given to the public by Mr. and Mrs. Barney Williams. Neither tbe plays or the players can be judged by strict critical rules. Mr. Charles la a close imitator of Mr. Vllliams, ami M as Charles is a pretty girl, with some (alert for tbe stage. They have drawa well at the Dowery, and will remain during this week. Tbe bill to-night includes four pieces, _in which Mr. and Miss Charles will appear? a piece de eircomtanee, called "Tbe Irish Know Nothing," will be acted for the first time. On Wednesday, at this theatre, Mr* Dunn takes her first benefit. Tbe bill le a very long and a very gool one. The lady deserves a crowded house. At thk Mktropoutan Theatre the regular performances are over. Mr. Wiliard baa given up the lease, and the company is scattered. A suit was brought against him the other day for five hundred dollars rent. He mal* no defence, an j a writ of ejectment was ordered to issue. The Metropolian is now occupied by Sands & Nathans' circu* company. Their season will probably be a brief one, and tbe ultimate fate of tbe house is yet unknown. The rent is very high, ($'20,000 per annum,) and although the auditorium is the most beauti'ui in tbe world, and the acoustic and optical pro pertie* of tbe house perfect, some Improvement* mutt be made in the stage. There should be at least twenty feet more of depth, and the construction of the "tormentors" and first entrances are very awkward, to say the least. There is a rumor that Mr. Burton has leaaed the bouse for a summer season. At the Mi'skim, Mr. J. R. Scott continues to act to fullhousea. "Macbeth" was very creditably repre henteil last week, with Mr. Bcott as Macbeth, and Mr. C. W. Clnrke as Macduff. Thii evening " Ugoliuo" and '? Black Eyed Susan"? Mr. Scott in both pieces. I.NTKRtsTLVG Program linn are put forth for this even ing, by Wood'*, Buckley's, and Donaldson's minstrels. AMl'SKMKNTB IN OTHER CIT1B3. PMt.ADBi.Pm4. ? Miss Teresa Esmonde has given a reading of Irish poetry at Sansom Street Hall to a full house. She haa been invited to repeat tbe entertain ment. Mr. Siisbeehas been playing Yankee parts at tbe Chestnut, t? fair houses. Mrs. J. J. Prior has made a hit in Kale Kearney. Nothing new at tbe Walnut or the Arch. Mr. T. Fitzgerald is writing a play for Mr. Peter Rlchiogs. "Macbeth" in Black has been pro- j dnced at Wood's museum. Boston.? The Urisi and Mario troupe gave ?? Don Gio vanni" on Monday last. Tie Oaietle says: ? A very fair houte welcomed tbe re appearance of this ! much l aved about but never realised eonception of a perfect opera, and with lively remembrance of former : disappointments, the present failure may be justly con sidered equal tf not superior in shortcomings to any of its predecessors. Excepting tie excellent presentment of the mask trio, the duet ?' La el daren la mano, " an 1 Don Ottavia's aria, with a bit cf ensemble worked up in good style, tbe whole performance suggested inadequate and burried rehearsal, with its usual result in careless ness or ignorance. On Wednesday " Lucres * Borgia" was given to an audience " ty no means large or imposing." Mr. Backett has bten playiug Palatal?, to bring up th* off nights. The Gazette says:? The olT nip Its this week have hesn very lucrative, snd fir John Fa 1 staff, as impersonated by Huron Haclejt in first part of -'King Henry IV., and the " Merry WWes of Windso has drawn mon excellent house*. This part is one in which Hackott excels, though one or two vulgarisms, which be introduced, might be omitted without injuring the portraiture. As the impresario hires the theatre for S2.&00 per week, including the use of th* corpt drainalique, he ia indebted to his excellence in Sir Jobnfor quite an addition to his receipts, itackott once had a twelve hunorsd dollar hou-e at th* Tremont theatre to see his i'alstall, which so elated the B;iroi\ that for some time after, when he played the p?rt, he announced it in glowing capitals as "the tote in wlnh Mr. Hackett drew $1,200 at the Treinont theatre ! " The same .journal has the following anecdote of Griai : ? Speaking ol the opera, a little anecdote is stated of Grisi. which redounds to her credit, as straw* show which way the wind blows A lady pacing by tbe rooms occupied by the couple at th* Kcvere llime, heard tliem rehearsing the gem- of the opera, an I very naturally stood as quiet as possibl* to enjoy the itnpur chased note. An the tor.es became moie melliltuois, it is possible that her ear inclined to tbe key hole. I r Grim suddenly epened the door, on account ol the heat, I and surprised her auditor in a position rather uwl;*.ird. | The lady blushed, and apolngixsd, sad Grid enjoys I a , hearty laugb, anil carried tte lady by force Into 'he j apartment, and obliged ber nolens oo lent to aa?i at . this most admirable chamber concert. Mr. Davenport is still at the Muitum, and Mile. Duret baa concluded her engagement at the Nat'onal.? Thr?e | Irish lads, lover* cf the drama, under fifteen yetr* of age, wore arres'ed on Friday upon a chir<e of bresl.ing into tbe box oflice of the National theatre, Button, and stealing forty-six box tickets. They were anxioue to witneaa the performance of "Jack Sheppard'* by Mile. Duret. Tbi* play h*a made more t sieves than '-George Barnwell'' ever reformed. No manlier with a proper tense of tbe dignity of hit profession would allow a to be put npon his stage. Ida May" is to be produced at the National this evening. Hai TIMOR*.? Mr. and Miss Kichings are playing at the Ckarks street theatre. Paul Julian ha< given a succes ful concert. Chablwtox, 8. C.? Mr. and Mrs Coaway commen ? a \ fhcrt engagement thin evening in ' Ingomar." Mr*. A l'arker and *n Arrhbold haTe joined the compaay. Kmu.-A portion of the Metropolian company, in eluding Thompson, Carrol!, Jordan, ami Kloyd, | ore playing her*. Vrw Hivr?, Co** ? Mr. K. 8. Conner ha* be??o p'.ay li-g at. C rattan* theatre. Mr. Wyatt open* a theatre in Nrw fa\tn th k erening. Th* play it "The H ranker " ? tbe principal part* by Mr J. W. i anei-gm Mr. K Sand- | lord, of tb<- Brotdw*y thettre, and Mi<* Woodwarl, la'e of the Metropolitan. I .orm vii.lt, Kv. ? M.?b Maketh, by a tire at tbe <Jalt Houte, on the evening of ihe lit io*t,, loit ner ent'.re *tege wardrobe. Ci.Nri.vs an. ? Min KiroUrly ban b-?D playing a *<ic ceneful engagement at Bit'*'* theafYe. Nrw Orujivh.- Mr. Cbanf au >n I Mi<i A I bar tine ure ; playing at th* Auieri 'an theatre opened for a iliort ?ea aon under the management of Thomt* Ward. Mr*. T. i I'. KemMe recently died in th<- city. OaniJfTos.? Miia Dean (row Mr? Hayae) wim play ing at tbe theatre here at the laat account*. CaUJOMU, ? Mr. Henry ^dley ha- become one of the manager" ol tbe American theatre, Han Franctvo. Mr. : and Mtk. Barney William* were announced to appear in ' ttaryirflte, en tbe night of the Oth nit. Kanw.? ' The ilr*ro*t .? wotld wa* to celebrate tbe birth day tf Moliere (Jan. 1Mb) by a grand banquet. Tbe lettera of invitation were digued by Taylor, Scribe, Le maitre, Fameon, and other dltt:ngul*hed author* and artlita.? ?The "Crarine," a drama in At* act*, (pro**) by fcrihe, ha* been produced at the Franc*!**. Tb* rile of the Osai in* wa* given to Rachel; Blv.vallet j flayed the Gtar, Oeltroy, M?n*chikoR, lie., Ac. It wa* | a mcce?*. . Lo*t>oa.--Mr. C. kuo baa appeared ia Bour cicault ? ' adaptation of DeWvigae'i " l.ou* XL" It wa* not very ?ucc*t*fttl.? ? -The " Alceitie of KurlpideC Y.a* been tran?lated from the original Greek, or ! a iranaia'.on at it baa keen adapted by Mr. Spicer, ef ! Leaiaa, and performed at tbe ft Jam** tt?atre, Ma j d*a "A feaat ((rt-'em ef the *ay> tl? critic of , Ike -Vc?? tf the Wcrti, ?' baa brtn rt wrlt'-en .hf pr- ' Spt'.i -r, and the dyirg moment* ?f the heroine and kQ* ik>u> guiety of ller- ulea are nea-Iy all the scene* tfefe '?? have been ?'pt;i.tl)y re*orl?d t? us regards the ?riftanl j.luy. As a spectacle ita mart* a ara great. Potti** sride FnHpides, and looking it It a* a cl??sLnl drama, it in a higl 1; picturesque and ilegant pit jr.'' if *? V<m deutoli is highly praised a* Alcestis 1nemn?icwan led by Fir lienry Bishop. Ihr February Term of the Law Courta. Tlie l'tbiuary tern ol the law court* will be earn," menced thin (lay, by tbe **ea ring in of tbe MT?r?l junat The calendars have not been laacli diiainishel by tin", business or tbe pa it montn, ami are conMqueau'y atill lieaTjr, tbougli we fcuow of no cai-es of special import tha' Me expected to coine on. Erery day, howevtr, di ve)<>|*? >otrethIiig new in our court", and the n.it iu>|> .rtank (im uow pt ndiOg it tbat of the Mexican goto n<a?ul and niii?r Arrangoiz, which will be decided to-day or to mor row ty .ltuljra Hodman. Tbe Supreme Co.i.'t (genera*, term) will kit thin month, for healing arguuwnt* aau motions. consequently, there ? ill be but one branch ol the Circuit held in Februiiry. The Superior Court anii the Common Den* will hold tr.al term J. We understand that arrange mtnts bavo been ::iude so as to prevent tbi fnited States <>rtiud Jury holding, in future, ao long a> thaion ns the Wet. TUvv will bo mibpotuaed for a err ?ern term; a number of bilhi will be sent belfire theas . Wh?Mi tiiey are disposal of, the Grand Jury will be dis charged, and, if necessity require* It, a new < >aud In . quest will be cmpamelled. The Common Council* The Board of Aldermen will hold the first meeting '>P> tbe February session thin evening but nothing special m fxpected until tbe Legislature takes action in th? pro' p< ted low cbartf r. The want of crurt accommodation is k: ill sadly felt, and it is to be hoped that the l^oard of Pup? rvii-or*. will, in answer to the petition already pre rested to tbun, provide tbe Supreme Court Judges witV*. suitable iipartments lor the discharge ef their dutton. The l?ew? of Saturday. LOCAL MB Wd. Yesterday's Hhumi contained an inurestlng variety, of city intelligence. There was, in the first pU:e, a full report of a mass meeting of workingmen, held ?n Hatur da y night, in Hester street, called to receive the report' of a commitee which had been sent to Washington, tc urge on Congress the propriety of taking measures fer the immediate relief of the unemployed. The committee made their report through Mr. John Commerhrd, who. detailed at some length the result of his interview! witfc. the President nd *everal members of Congress. Ho *m well received, hut nothing was done. Resolution* were paesed tendering the thanks of the meeting to the Presi dent and different members of Congress, ftor the prompt attention extended to tke committoe, and. also, in favor of the Homestead bill. The outline of a new politic* ?. organization was then presented, and a series nflesture* and other means of influencing the public determined. LAUNCH OF THE SABINE. A full account was given of the launch of the Unit* . States frigate Sabine, from the Navy Yard, Brook lyn, where upwards of ten thousand persons had assembled to witness the spectacle. The nnu?ua~' interest excited in this veaie! was owing to th* Ions time she had been on the stocks ? thirty-one years. Sku had to be entirely remodelled. Twenty feet were adde<\ to her length, and her bow m altered And modernised under tbe superintendence of F. B. Dtlano, J3w]., naval constructor. The dimension* of the Sabine are no n an follows:? Length in all, 206 feet length of keel, 180 fee breadth of beam, 47 feet; depth of hold, 29 feet, awl toa ? nage 2,<M?, government measure. Her armanent wili consist of ien 8-inch sheil guos of 63 cwt., and twenty 32-pouniWrs of 67 cwt , on her main deck, and of two R Inch shot pivot guns of 12, 000 lbs. each, and sixteen 32 pounders oi 33 cwt. on her spar deck ? mating altogether batteries containing forty -eight guns. Tbe crew ef th? Sabine, when in commission, including officers, seamen, landimen, boys and marines, will number 47b all tokl The launch was in every respect entirely successful. 1 IBEP. A fire occurred at No 128 Vanek street, on Saturday night, during which one of the inmates of the dwelling, named Mrs. Belden, was burned to death. A full acoounU of this dreadful catastropha was published in yesterday's paper. POI.TCR NEWS? THE MAYOR'S BOOK, AC. Among the local news in ye-iterday's paper, theie ess the customary amount of pol.ee intelligence and tfco arrests which bad been maue the day previous. Tbs? ccuiplsiiita on the Mayor's book worerathir more numoT - tus than usual. The war ajalntt the fortunetellers has just commenced, and will be carried on until they are aP. d riven frcm the city, or compelled to abandon their pe ? cu liar occupation. Since the arrest of Madame Kleury. however, none other has beta made, but the police ara cn tbe alert. A report wan received frcm Mr. Wainwright. Inspector of Weights an! Measures, showing that for the month of January he had inspected 2,186 scales, varying from a spring scale to a scale beam, ef whisk 2,105 were correct, and 81 incorrect; of weights, 7,310,. tf which 8,618 were correct, and 784 were incorrect; of dry measures, 1,:.97, of wliich 317 were correct, ami. 1,060 were incorrect or uns-aied; of wet measures, 3,698, ot which 1,479 were correct, and 2,219 were incorrect oi un >>eaied. Tlio municipal revolution, altogether, looks, as If it mis progressing, with Mayor Wood at the bela. In addition to what haa been already mentioned, wv also publMied a lengthy notice of new pn location*-, tic eatrlcal intelligence, containing a review of all tt>? thea res and exhibitions in the city; legal intelligence, with the lstest dtcisions of the courts; religions intelli gence, with notices of sermon', ordinations, invitations. Installations, Ac. ; marine intelligence, with accounts of ships arrived and cleured; and a summary of recent dis s*te:s at tea; and personal int- Uigenoe, with the move meats, arrivals and departures of distinguished Indi vidual*. Perides this there was tbe nsual amonat oV. city itroiK and city politics, suitable to the fastidious po ntics* or every shade and ils-s. COMHCKc'l A L 1>TKI.LIGKMCX. Frcm our u mmiic.al Articles It will have been seen tha on tiaturday tbe sales of cotton on the spot reached. I, 1 sles, at the extreme range of prices. Provisions) were *ithou( change cf noment, with a fair amount of sales. Hour sold to a moderate extent, both to tha home trade and fcr export, at about the same rates White Southern wheat told at 12 20, red do. at 92 12, and white Michigan at $2 40. Corn was scarce, and ealr One cargo of good South' rn yellow sold s float, at $1. Sugar* were more active, sou 1,600 hhds. JSew Orison* and 200 do. < ?ba wre sol j at rteady pri es, la freight*. Hour was engsg*<l atls.ftu for Liverpool, with 1,000 a. 1 .2C0 boxes ban n, and some lots beef and pork, at pre vioua rstes. About ten vtsr sis were up for California, two ?>f which wire recently on and the remainder srers advsnce' In loading. X*WR f hOM OTHKR PARI 8 Of TBE UNIOW AN*? SUKOrX. Veiy frill addltlocnl extracts were given rronj. our California files received by the Star of the ^ est, ami ng which was a portion of Governor Bifler's message, relat ng to the finances of tha Htate, tlie condition and prospects of the minee. sod the exports of gold dust daring the past year. Particulars of the storm in San Fraueisca aw*, general Intelligence from that and other cities of tk*. Mate were given at considerable length. The political news fiom tbe Mate capital and Waahinf*on was as full snd Interesting s? usual. Telegraphic despatches wsro rrct ived from all luarteis, though nons were of any pe culiar importance. An extensive snd varied nan of correspoadeaee wis publisLed, consisting ot letters from our cor.eepoadeate at Harriabnrg, Philadelphia, Uusaster, Chicago, Wheel ing, Jacksonville snd Bo t?n They contained much ia tcrestlnglnformnUon mpcctlog politlcaland social move meats We also gavs the Utters received by the last steamer from our Paris cjr.e?|?>nd?ttg, and an article from a I ondon jonrnal on the ? ound duties of the l>*aiah> government, a question that is occupying the earnest at tent loo of commercial men In both hemispheres, an? which is now a subject of investigation and inquire ha Congress. Three columns of editorial matter, and twelve of new advirtlsrments presenting the wants and wtahes of this isrge c mrannity, ccmpieted yesterdsy s Issue ofth* N?w "i uk Hsjiai d. Court Calendar? Thla Day Vrrm Srattt Planner Covrt.-- Meets on Tuesday. I ox nov I'm**.? Part 1 ? Nut, T, 79. 1.11 lip is? K4, 1 73, ISO to ISO Part 'J.? No*. J, 10, IT ?><, ji an " 40, 4'i. 43, 44, 4ft, 47, 48. .'.3. ' ' ' ' Hvrntri* t'orrr? Cireult ? Nos. 1J61, 174 117* ijm 1627. 1678, 1BJ4, 115R, 6<6, Ujl |4U, u? llWt' UiJ.' 1744, MM, 1?*, ???, 2*1, 139S, 1M, l'.tj 13^8* jjai* 1412* 14M, 1748, 1217. ' ' ' tfrrBBfti Oorri? llencrai Term ? Naa-enueerated lion . slerdar, ssil Kos. 1 to IS on srguawnt * lender. HOPtatOR C'>t ST.? N. s. 11, 241, 2M, ?t, ??'*, (M 877 Ml, 0*4, 884. f.w. :86, &?T. 888, 890 8W, sea! :,?a' 80?' in'u*' 4*v' ^ "n.