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New York, Monday, Kfbrnirjr 28, 1859,
The Ne*v?.
Tho accounts which we publish this morning of
the terrible tragedy in Washington yesterday>
wherein Phil.p ilarton Key, Esq., came to his death
fit the hands of II >n. Daniel E. Sickles, of New
York, will doubtless create an intense excitement
in this city, as it has in the capital. The facta and
circumstances of the case, so far as they have transpired,
arc given in the testimony taken before the
Coroner and in our despatches, which may be found
on the first page.
The steamship Illinois arrived at this port yesterday
from Aspinwall, with $1,287,90,7 in treasure,
and the semi-monthly mails from all parts of the
Pacilic coast. The main points of the intelligence
from California have been anticipated. Our correspondent's
letter, however, will be found none
the less interesting.
Our advices from Central America concur gene,
rally in stating that Sir Gore Ouseleyhad succeeded
in making a favorable treaty for England with the
government of Nicaragua, and tha' a copy of the
convention was on its way to London at last date.
The Cass-Yrisarri treaty had been laid on the shelf.
This confirms the news received by tho brig Drummoud,
which was published exclusively in the
Herald on Saturday morning. Sir Gore Ouseley
was about to go to C< ->U lliea, and there were reports
of the speedy return of General I.amar to
the United State . The idea of a Congress of the
Central American Presidents in Guatemala city was,
it was said, abandoned. M. Belly was dally expected
at San Juan del Norte with a large body ol
in nrrlor tr. rnmmpnre wnrk nn his rrrp.it
canal. In Costa Rica the new coffee crop was
being sent to market, and the harvest was very
From the South Pacific we learn that the revolutionary
spirit had spread to all the provinces of
Chile. Copiapo city was in actual revolt, and the
executive officers of the government were completely
overthrown and some of them put in prison
by the insurgents. The ports of Coquimbo and
Caldera were to be blockaded iuy the forces of the
President, to the great injury of trade. Every portion
of the republic, with the exception of Valdivia
and Chiloe, was declared in a state of siege. The
United States sloop-of war Cyane was at Valparaiso.
Three Americans, residents of Ta'cahuano, were
drowned in the hay on the 7th of January, by the
capsizing of a boat: they were, Davidson L. Ferguson.
of Holmes'Hole, Mass.; Horace Young, from
New Bedford, formerly a captain in the whaling
service: and Benjamin Doane, a ship builder. Guayaquil
was still blockaded by the Peruvian fleet, and
the Ecuadorians suffered much for want of supplies.
Hon. Mr. Clay, Uiu'ed States Minister is
Tern, had forwarded strong representations tc
"Washington on the subject of the forcible
beizure of the American ships Lizzie Thompson anc
Georgians by the government. M. Huet, tin
French Minister, had broken off diplomatic inter
course with the government, owing to difference!
arising from the imprisonment of a French subject
The wooden houses from America were landed, an<
the trades union strike was at an end.
We have news from Vera Cruz to the 22d inst.
ten days later than previous advices. Miramoi
was still at Orizaba, organizing his forces and col
lecting forced loans preparatory to attacking Veri
Cruz, in which effort it is said he will be aided bj
the French and English squadron". This is doubt
ed, however, as it is reported that the foreigi
ministers have not recognized the government o
Miramon. It is stated that the allied naval com
m&nders notilied the captain of the sloop-of-wa
Saratoga that they should search the mail steame
Tennessee, in order to ascertain if there wen
filibusters on board. Captain Turner replied tha
they should not do so while he was near enough t
prevent it.
By an arrival at this port we have news fror
Bnenos Ayres to the 4th ult. On the 1st, Commu
sioner Bowlin and Com. Shubrick, with four vessel
of the United States fleet, proceeded up the Paran
to have nn interview with President Lopez, c
Paraguay. This is in accordance with tho pr<
gramme of operations. The Commissioner wi
proceed to Accunsion. and tender, on certain cor
ditions, the olive branch of peace, and if it is d(
clined, wur will then ensnc. All accounts agree i
representing the defences of Lopez as formidable
and that a stout resistance will be made in case c
actual hostilities. The French and English hav
vessels In the river watching the progress of aflairi
Brazil and the Oriental Republic have offered the!
muSiitinn In the difficulty between Parairuav an
the United States, but of course their offer cannc
|>e accepted.
By the arrival of the Empire City, yesterda
rvcning we have important news from Havana t
the 22d inst. So much did the authorities dread
revolution that all the foreign white laborers o
? the island of Cuba were ordered to leave whe
their engagements expire, and the Captain Uen<
ral will not permit any more to be employed. A
the copies of the New York Herald in the poi
session of the passengers of the Isabel were seise
and taken from them by the government officers, I
consequence of our position on the purchase que<
tion. Washington's birthday was celebrated b;
the American shipmasters in port. Sugars wen
dull and freights more active. Exchange on Net
Yuri, was at from } to { per cent premium.
A Turks Island correspondent, writing on th<
Pth Inst., says .'?Business is awfully dull with u
.lust now; all the laborers are idle, and consequent];
no money in circulation; the weather has been ver;
dry, nio i we expect an early gathering of salt; wi
have got a large quantity of last year's crop 01
I and. and the low price in America makes it smal
L lniness. *
IOur advices from the West Coast of Africa ar<
ated Cape Coast Castle the 12th, Sierra Leono th<
^ wd thq 23d of January, Trade wa(
opened along the coast King Eyo,known amongst to
traders as " King Honesty," of Old Calabar, is grt
dead. The American frigate Vincennes (as already .)0,
- - - ? *t ? ??- t\.?. Air
slated) captured a slaver canoa uie juirn i?e?u, or^
Cape Coast Castle, on the 19th of December, and ^
sent her home to the United States for condemnation.
A ship, called the Juliet, whose nationality ju
was unknown, was deserted by her crew at Bonny, *n
and she is suspected of having been a slaver. The tha
screw steamer Rainbow, of the British Niger expe- ax:
dition, left Bonny for one of the mouths of the am
Niger on the Gth of January. th?
Mr. Richard Cobden, the celebrated English re- tj,t
former, who arrived by the Canada, is in this city,
at the Brevoort House, Fifth avenue. ^
The Legislature of New Mexico has passed a
stringent act for the protection of slave property, 0
and denying the right of Congress to interfere with
it. The treaty with the Navajo Indiana is believed P?'
to be not likely to be kept by the Indians. An in- it <
surrection is in progress in Chihuahua, and the re- Nc
commendation of the President to establish milita- fea
ry posts in the vicinity is much applauded by both tee
Americans and Mexicans. Emigrants aro continu- ,je
ally arriving at Santa Fe from the Platte gold re
gions with flattering accounts. "Old Mortality," ^
alias Don Domingo Fernandez, an old resident o*
New Mexico, is dead. W1
There was a meeting of the Sabbath Committee
at the Cooper Institute last evening, and a very Cu
aige number of persons attended to witness and gi1
hear the proceedings. The Secretary of the com- tic
mittee made a lengthy statement of the progress sir
which had been made by the members thereof, and
explained the views and purposes by which they
were animated for the future. Addresses were
then delivered by Messrs. Wm. E. Dodge and Wm.
Tra cy, who were very eloquently followed by the
Rev. Dr. Adams. The doxology was then sung, and
the benediction being pronounced, the meeting se- ^
parated. rei
Tliesal?'sof cotton on Saturlay embraced about 1,500 be
bales. Tlx-market closed steady at the Into improve- \'<
merit. There continued to be a good demand for flour, 0f
and prices were sustained, especially for common and ,
medium grades of State. Southern flour was also in fair
request and at (steady prices. Wheat was in better request, kc
with more doing, nud at full prices. Corn was heavy and pr
sales were limited. The chief transaction consisted of old i)e
Western mixed at 84c., in store. Pork was pretty freely
dealt in, but some less buoyant. New mess was sold at .
f 18, and old mess at SIT Off,1, a S17 75, and prime at $13
20 a $13 30. Beef continued to rule steady. Sugars were
firm, while the sales embraced about COO hhds., at steady of
prices. Coffee was quiet and sales limited, in view of an ln,
auction sale to come off next week. Rice was active and
firmer for prime quality. The sales, including a portion ?
sold on the previous afternoon, embraced about 2,500
tierces, at 3>?c. a 4>Jc., the latter figure for prime. With ft'
the exception of shipments of cotton to Liverpool, froigbt or
engagements were light. The stoamship City of Man- ^
Chester filled up with a cargo of cotton at >^c., and 380
bales bosides were taken at }?c. for compressed and at
5-S2c. for uncompressed. The public tea sale hold on 0
Saturday, drew a good and spirited company; all the do- P1
6irable lets disposed of brought an advanco over previous C
rates. Tlio trade generally wis firm, aud holders in 01
many cases demanded prices above the views of buyers. ^
The Discussion and Teat Vote on the Cuba OI
Question?"What they Demonstrate to Eu- or
rope and America. j
The test vote taken In the Senate on Friday
night lost, on the Cuba bill, achieves every prac- 0f
tical result that was hoped for through the final gc
vote of that body on the proposition; and it was
never contemplated that during the present ^
short session of Congress the measure could be f0
acted upon by the Ilouse. Mr. Buchanan's j
' policy In this important question of our foreign jn
relations has not only been sustained by a large g,
1 majority in the Senate, but the question has m
proved throughout the country the most popular 0I
odc that has ever been brought before the people. j|
On Friday noon the bill was taken up by the ^
Senate, with a firm determination to ascertain
the sense of that body on the propoaitloa of Mr. gj.
Slidell; and one hour after midnight Mr. Brown m
moved, as a test vote, to lay the bill on the table, gu
announcing at the same time that he should vote a
against his own motion. The test vote was then jn
taken, and the motion was lost by yeas 18, nays
30; majority in favor of the bill. 12. Here are
the names of the Senators voting:? pi
Yiw Measts. Broderick, Cameron, Chandler, Clark, ta
Doolittle, Fessenden, Foot, Foster, Hale, Hamlin, Harlan, r
Kennedy, King, Seward, Simmons, TrumbuU, Wade ana 10
Wilson. 02
Navp?Messrs. Allen, Bayard, Benjamin, Blgler, Brown,
Chesnut, Clay, Clingman, Douglas, Fitch, Fitzpatrlck, tl
Green, Gwin, Hunter, Iverson, Johnson of Arkansas,
Johnson of Tennessee, Lone, Mai lory, Mason, Polk, Pugb, *
1 Reid, Rice, Sebastian, Shields, Slidell, Smith, TOombs and ts
War j.
It will be seen that the democrats sustained ^
1 H
, the bill in a solid phalanx, with the single ex- j,
) ception of Senator Broderick, of California,
[ whose resignation has been requested by a resoi
lution which recently passed in the Legislature 81
- of his own State by a vote of fifty to one.
3 On Saturday morning Mr. Siidcll, having attain- ^
ed the object of a test vote in support of the
President's foreign policy, withdrew the bill, (
after a few remarks showing that the factious '
j course adopted by the black republicans was
merely for the purpose of wasting the time of Sl
i the Senate, in the hope thus to defeat the approf
priation bills, and render an extra session of ft
> Congress necessary. In doing so he an- s
1 nounced that he should bring it up on the first i;
f day of the next session. Explanations were then ti
made by Senators Thompson, of New Jersey, ei
Jones, Bright and Davis, who were absent when ft
e the vote was taken, all of whom wished it to be h
t explicitly understood that they would have ft
o voted with the majority.
The practical result of these proceedings is, 1
n that the idea of annexing Cuba to the United l
States becomes fixed as a popular measure, aud t
3 as a part of the national policy of the govern- ji
a incnt. Such a result must have an unmistake
' able effect on the public mind of Europe, and on t
jj the policy of each of its governments. It will ?
j. show to them that the United States does not i
,. hesitate to contemplate and prepare for such i
n changes in dominion in territories proximate and t
>, intimately connected with as as are compatible ?
if with the true interests of both the countries con- t
c ccrned, and of civilization and humanity every'
where. The history of the whole world presents
continual changcR of dominion, as they have
^ I been demanded by the interest of dynasties or
the ambition of princes. But it remained for
y the United States to initiate the new theory that
0 changes of dominion should be made in accordance
a with the popular interests of the nations in quesn
tion, and that these changes shall not be atn
tained by violence, but by peaceful means, which '
shall extinguish the existing rights of dynasties
" in the same manner that private rights are ex'j
tinguished. The proposition to purchase Cuba
is nothing more than a proposition to purchase
a the rights of the crown of Spain over Cuba, and
r to vest them in a sovereign people, practising
the rights of self government, in which the inhabitants
of Cuba would liecomc merged. The
withdrawal of the bill until the next session of
Congress will give these principles time to permeate
Europe, and to become understood there,
and prove to it that we have no desire to use any
other force than the force of reason; while the
test vote that has been taken on them will manifest
to the world that Cuba must and will enter
Into the political scheme of the American Union.
In our domestic politics the effect of the Cuba
j proposition has been most marked and rapid.
Fowhere has it met with an open opposition
the main principle involved. Iq Con1
es, the black republican leaders, while oping
the Slidell bill from motive" of party
;animation and discipline merely, have been
eful to put on record their entire acquiescence
the fact that Cuba muBt be anuex> d. Seward,
leading ofl' the fight against the bill, slated
it he bad always held, as one of his political
lotus that "Cuba gravitates to the continent*'
i must come to it eventually. Mr. Hale bad
t candor to confess en the floor of the Senate
it his friends at home wrote to him urgently,
ting that the Cuba question was demoralizing
: black republican party, and they were afraid
meet it before the people. This confession is
i key to the factious course pursued by the opultinn
In the Senate. Thev have foncrlit to keen
)ut of the political arena as long as they can.
it only have their efforts on this side been deited
by the friends of the bill, securing by a
it vote all that was desired, but they have been
feated in another scheme which they bad prered
to effect their purpose. They had, unubtedly,
determined to accept and pass the unse
amendment of Mr. Mason, which would
ve endorsed the principle of the acquisition of
iba, but by killing the original proposition, to
re the President the meaiiB of ir king a prac
al effort at negotiation, would have laid the
bject asleep for an indefinite number of years.
Before the people the effect of the Cuba propoion
has been more remarkable than among the
litical cliques. Only two State Conventions
ve been held since it was brought forward?
esc of Connecticut and Michigan?and both of
ese have passed unanimous and enthusiastic
solutions in its favor. Similar resolutions have
en introduced in the State Legislatures of New
3rk and Maine, and in both of these discussion
the question has been violently crushed out by
rge black republican majorities, because they
iew that even discussion of it was fatal to their
edominance. Wherever popular meetings have
en held on the subject, equally remarkable rclts
have been exhibited. That held a short
ne since at New Rochelle is on example of all
them. There we saw democrats of all sections
the party?Americans, old whigs and neutral
en?who seldom take an interest in political
lestions, unanimous in favor of the acquisition
Cuba. But perhaps the most extraordinary
suit of all has been the effect it has produced
1 the factions, apparently irreconcilable, among
ic New York democracy. Tammany Hall led
f with a series of vigorous resolutions in favor
: (he annexation of Cuba, which smacked of its
ristinc dayB. These have been followed by pro.
uba pronunciamicntos in all the other political
ganizations and clubs; the Pewter Mng and
ozart Ilall have fraternized, and the clique
gans in Albany and New York have laid down
1 the Cuba platform like the lion and the
nib in the imaginacy pictures of themillenium.
sucnare tne results secured ny uie discussion
the Cuba question (luring the present short
ssioa of Congress, and by tbc test yote of
-clve majority in the Senate. They strengthen
e President's hands for the conduct of our
reign relations, inasmuch as they show that his
cws are sustained by the treaty-making power
i our government. It only remains for Conress
to act with equal decision on the recomicndations
of the special message in regard to
ur relations with Mexico and Central America.
r there is not time to pass the measure through
otk houses of Congress, let the Senate pass it,
r get even a test vote on it, and if necessity
lould come up the President could act on his
vn responsibility, confident that he would bo
tstained by Coogress and by the people. Such
course will effect speedily a favorable change
all our Spanish-American relations.
The Tariff Question in the House.?The
oceedings of Saturday in the House, on the
xiff question, look anything but encouraging
r the relief of the treasury. Mr. Phelps, Chuiran
on Ways and Means, introduced a resoluon
from the committee authorizing him to rcDrt
a bill for the modification of the tariff (the
iriff of '46), and authorizing Mr. Morrill to reort
a substitute providing for a new tariff and a
ew loan. In order to introduce these bills Mr.
helps moved to suspend the rules, and the vote
as 128 to 88?two-thirds being required for a
lspension. Among the noes we find the Southrn
democracy in a solid phalanx, a fact which,
e fear, settles the question against any tariff
ill this session. If a tariff modification, with a
urn hitched on to strengthen it, cannot touch
ottom in the House, it is not likely, in any
lape, to find soundings in the Senate. But we
rail soon know all about it.
A Veto from "Old Buck."?The President
as vetoed the bill granting lands to the several
tates for the support of agricultural colleges.
Lis reasons for this course are, first?that at a
me when the treasury is reduced to the gr-.atBt
straits, this bill, in public lands, would draw
-om the public financial resources seven and a
alf millions of dollars; and secondly, that the
-amors of the constitution never intended that
tic public lands should thus be squandered.
ne House proceeaca to anotuer vote on tne
nil?two-thirds being required to carry it over
be veto. The vote was 105 to 96 ; and so that
ob is done for. The same fate, no doubt, awaits
he Homestead bill and the new Military Pension
rill of the House, should they be passed by the
ienate. And thus, in these matters also we find
n Mr. Buchanan the pluck of Old Hickory. It
s now pretty certain that under his administraion
there shall be no more wasteful lobby laud
rrants; and in this, as in other things, the good
ense of the American people will sustain him.
Retrenchment.?The Army Appropriation
rill, as it has passed the Senate, calls for some
ifteen millions of dollars?some three millions
ess, we believe, than the December estimates of
.he Secretary of War. This is something, and
lorresponding lavings upon the other appropriate
will afford some positive relief to Mr. Cobb,
ilnt will these Havings be made ? Echo answers?
Political Intelligence.
Eutrno* of Sci brvwom ?The Albany Journal Qgurti
ip the result of the Ute election for Supervisors tn this
Ststo sb follows ?
1R69. 1868.
fepubl leans 181 182
femotratH 81 81
tmerl'-sns 10 16
ndej" orients 2 ?
Pro-tbct of a Loiro Hnwiow ?The Illinois House of
tssembly having been left without a quorum, the Speaker
as decided that loss than a quorum bas no authority to
idjourn line die, and be has announced his intention to
lit in his placo until the first of January, 1861, nearly two
iears longer.
Tmi New York RsnmniT Law Snu*ai.?n at In Birth ?
Die Albany StaUman, the central Know Nothing organ,
bus prognosticates the defeat of the Registry law by the
ilark republicans tn the Legislature ?
The tools of the republican central clique who, under an
(Tensive preteuce of extreme friendliness for the Registry
aw. have be. n h'I the session laboring by their otllclous
nterm diUIng m> ibotr R? nscless buncombe addresses to
onsume th< ?m<> <'> "ie House so as eventually to encom
jwjs We defeat vi that ffisuuxs, at? at Ult beg on.ng to
show their liaudc. At a caucus of the republnan A>?emt>h
men it wan rebo'.vcd to consigr the Regiatr law and
ill kindred measuit? to the tender mereiea ot a caucus
ouiinittee, to be re] orted upon do one eat. Inline when,
in conformity with this plot, ?lien the Rctpjjti/ law was
Jelore the Committee of the Whole houao, discussion was
it ooce ebolted off and progress reported on the bill. The
Jill 1h now thrown back upon the general oidera, la not a
ipecial order, ai-d it, burl: 1 down beneath an avalanche cf
>rivate measures.
Thk Emancipation Cosvaarnos.?a aecond edition of tho
Albany affair, under the title of an Emancipation Conren:.od,
wag attempted to be got up in Uartlord,Conn.,on
ihe 83d inst. Tlie object of the convention, as stated in
Ac call, which was signed by eighteen prominent abolilinnicta
wriiu In farAr tliA hrnnflRillOD for thp ^TtinCtlOn Of
slavery by a fair and honorable compensation, to be paid
out of Use national Ueasury or by the sale of the public
domain. On the day designated, tho following seven delegates
appeared to take their scat*:?
Elihu Burntt, L. Wilcox,
K. P. Bond, Rev. Dr. Porter,
Noriuand Smith, E. A. Uulkly,
Itov. Mr. Ho'.mer.
A series of resolutions were oOerod for the consideration
of the seven above named individuals, who composed
the convention, wblcb were made the theme for some animated
remarks. A couple of addresses were also delivered,
which were received with considerable satisfaction, and
Interspersed with applause, which closed the first day's
proceedings. At the second sitting nothing was done boyoud
the adoption of the reso'utions. Those who looked
in upon tho convention do not Uesttala to pronounce It a
A Political Rbvolctkw.?Lewis county, in this State,
seems to have been quit - revolutionized politically. Last
year tho republicans bad four majority in the Board of
Supervisors and 100 majority at the fall election. Now
tho democrats have eleven of the seventeen Supervisors.
Bocmi to Ron.?Hon. Ezra Clark, Jr., the republican
representative in Congress from the First district of Connecticut,
having been thrown overboard by bis friends,
and Dwlght Ioomis nominated in his place, is not at all
pleased with the movement. lie has issuod a circular to
(ho voters In his district, in which he announces his intention
to run as the people's candidate.
Hlrnnton Still at Or izubn?Threatened Search,
or the Tennessee hy the Allied Squadron?
Pieimratlons to Attack Vera Cruz, die., die.
Nkw Oklkanh, Feb. 20,1859.
Tho steamship Tennessee lias arrived from Vora Cruz
22d iLst.
Mlramon was still at Orizaba with 4,000 men, and was
collecting forced loans everywhere.
He bad formed a Cabinet, consisting of Iarrainzaa,
Minister or Foreign Relations; Zagaccta, Minister of
Finance, and Castillo, Miuistor of War.
There were 4,000 liberal troops atZacatecas, and another
body at Morelia.
The l'rogreso of the 16th states that tho French
and English commanders notified the captain of
tho American sloop-of war Saratoga that they
should board the Tennessee to see if any filibusters
were on board. The captain of the Saratoga intimated
that they could not do so while his ship was near
enough to prevent it.
Tho foreign ministers at the capital had not recognized
M ramon as President.
The English and French squadrons were in a hostile
attitude before Vera Cruz, and favoring Mlramon and the
church party. They will attack the city from the sea,
while Miramon does the same from the land side [This
and the noxt preceding paragraph seem to contradict each
othor.?En. Herald.]
The English and French merchants at Vera Cruz have
renounced the protection or their own flag and, placed
themselves under tho American flag.
AfTalrs In Wsaldngton,
W-viHixoTJ?, Fob. 27, 1869.
The extra session of the Senate is called to consider two
or three Indian treaties, which it is necessary should be
ratiiied to avert a probable renewal of the Indian war.
They will also dispose of the New Or&nada troaty, which
has not yet been taken up, and the Cass-Yrissari treaty
is expected here also in time for ratification. The latter
will meet with much hostility, and may prolong the session
for some weeks.
It is probable that all pending nominations will go over
till next week.
A change of five votes yesterday would have suspended
the rules and gotten up the tariff bills. It is reasonable
to believe that a suspension maybe reached tomorrow,
and in that event It is believed Mr. Phelps' bill can pass,
under the previous auestion. If it should not, a majority
in tho Senate propose to add a clause, providing for a
re issue of treasury notes, in some appropriation bill. This
o, course can he talked to death if the majority choose;
< it. It is probable it would carry, and thus solve the difllculty.
Mr. Green's proposition In the Senate to establish a temporary
Territorial government for Arizona It Is believed
will carry.
The news received this evening from Mexico will induce
the administration to delay action a tieuor Mata'a caso
till further advices.
The Cabinet was in session to day. It is understood the
subject of a special message to Congress was under consideration.
Mr. Sbeiman says he will endeavor to morrow to move
a resolution of impeachment against the President.
tiik gxxep.al newspaper despatch.
Washington, Feb. 27,1869.
The telegraphic announcement that tho English and
French squadrons were in hostile attitude before Vera
Cruz is not believod here, for the reason that President
Juarez and members of his Cabinet , in letters received In
Washington under date of the 7th of February, state distinctly
that they had mode a "definite arrangement" for
the settlement of the customs duties, and at that time
there was no other question at issue.
It is known that Sonor Mala, the Minister of the constitutional
government, has full powers to make a treaty in
the event of his reception as such by this administration.
As the President, in his annual mesaacc. ex
pressed himself to the effect that the only hope of
settling the pending questions with Mexico is
through the constitutional government, some surprise
is expressed that it Is not yet recognised in
the person of Senor M't.e, hut there may be sufficient
reasons for tho delay, which, according to report, will
not much longer continue. Much a recognition is anxiously
pressed, as it would, in tho opinion of its friends, secure
the complete triumph of the constitutional government
and enable it to obtain the material aid from capitalists
to maintain its power. A friend of Miramon's is In
Washington looking after the interests of thst person's
government, although b di claims being his agent.
The President has Is ucd a proclamation declaring that
ah extraordinary occasion rcq- ires the Scnat" to convene
aud act upon such communications ns have been or may
be made to it on the pai t of the Executive. It is called
for the fourth of March, at neon, of which ail who shall
then be entitled to act as members of that body are required
to take notice.
Luldde at Irvlngton, N. J.
Nkwakk, Feb. 27, 1850.
Mr. Me?- * F'ockmaii, residing at Irvlngton, N. J., bung
bio =tlf ycttcrdny afternoon in his carriage house, while
Ihtoring under a fit of temporary insanity. He was 39
j ears of age, and leaves a wife.
Naw Oruuns, Feb. 2ft, 1859.
Cotton rather stiller, but not quotably higher, sales today
22,000 bales; middling 10Xc. a lie. Sales of the
woik 56 500 bales. Receipts of the week 43,600 bales,
sua rat 60,000 in corresponding week last year. Kxports
or the week 60,600 bales. Total exports for the year
658.C00 bales, Receipts at this port ahead of lost year's,
323,000 bales; do. at all Southern ports, 983,600 bales.
Stock at this port 620,000 bales. Sugar steady atO^c. a
OXc. for fair to fully fair. Flour steady: sales of 2,600
bbls. Corn activo: sales of 0,000 bushels at 87XC.
Pork dull. $18 offered for men, but refused. Lard, In
kegs, 12Xc. Whiskoy 27c. Coffee steady: Rio lie. a
like. Sales of the week 16,600 bags. Imports of the
week 27,600 bags. Total imports this season 800.000
bags. Stock in port 17,600 bags, against 27,000 last year.
Freights on cotton toUvcrpool 7-16d. to 16-32d. Kxchange
on London 1?8>{ a 108)1; on New York, at sight, Uvoelghths
Nxw Ori.kaxr, Feb. 26,1869.
Cotton has an advancing tendency; prices arcsliffor,
butquotably unchanged: sales to day 9,000 bales. Sugar
Orm salos of 600 hhds. Molasses quiet. Flour?Salos of
St. IionlR superfine at $6 60, and Taney Indiana at $6 76
Pork very dull. Bacon long middles HXC- a9Xc.; bacon
shoulders In bulk, 6Xo., do. hams, 7Xe.; do! long middles
In bulk, 8X Tobacco steady: salos or 500 hhd?.' India
bagging dull at 12 Xi- a 12Vc. Mme?Rale of a oargc
ol Rock port at $1 12X a $1 16 FrsighU?Three ships
taken to L'verpool, 16 32d.
Omcnram, Fob. 26,1859
Flour firm Bales 2,600 bbls. at $6 76 a $6 fur extra
Whiskey 2.*>XC- a 26Xc. Provisions unchanged Bulk
meats and bacon sides in good demand at lull rate). I<arJ
flrm at Xl,So a 1'ora dull; no** |X8 a (X$ 8$.
( nfiriutloi of Uw UaUflcatioo of (he
Oweley Treat)?The Ca?-?rharrl
Treaty Laid on the Shelf,
to., Sut; t/1.
Our Rr Orjo C irrMpondencf.
u. 8. 8nuM Frkutk iliataiUAC, )
Rxaijuo, Nicaragua, Jan. 81, 1869. J
A nival of a Special Mtuenger from Gen. Lamar?The Ratification
of theJtritith Treaty with Nicaragua?Tim ComYritarri
Treaty not Yet Ratified?Sir Gjre Outdey't Promued
Protection?The Hntuh Fleet on the American Pacific
Coatt, dtc
The bearer of Gen. lamar'a despatches arrived here to
day, and He idiotm* us mat the treaty between Englaud
and this country, negotiated between Sir Wm. Gore Oumlev
and tbe Nicaraguan government, has been ratified by
the Senate at Managua, while the Cast- Yriiarri treaty hat
been tailI under the table.
This result has been anticipated by all observers hero
ever since Ouseley arrived in the country. In his presentation
speech to President Martinez be said, as near as I
can remember the phraseology, that they need not lunger
fear the American filibusters, as England had determined
to interpose her strong arm to prevent all future expeditions
of that character; that in whatever difficulties they may find
themselves, they must remember that England is their f mend,
and will see them right; and in everything that he or bis
party have done, they have endeavored to giro the im
pression tkat we were not to be depended upon, ivhllo
England and France were reliable in all emergencies.
To back up tbis declaration, perhaps tho following list,
which comprises the whole English squadron on th's const,
may be interesting to your readers?Rear Admiral Robci t
Lambert Baynes, commanding ?
Ganges, flagship 84 Sailing vessel.
A'.arra, sloop of war 28 do.
Amethyst, do 26 do.
Havana, do 19 do.
Calljpso, do 18 doPj
lades, do 21 Screw steamer.
Alert, do 16 do.
Vixen, do 6 Paddle do.
The above vcfEeis are the squadron proper, and are distributed
along the coast from Valparaiso to Vancouver,
tho Admiral bims If being at Vancouver to protect the
gold interests.
The screw sloops Satellite, twentv'guus, Captain Provost,
and Plumper, nine gurs, are also at Vancouvor, but they
do not belong to the squadron. They are on special service
connected with the settlement of the boundary between
British Columbia and Washington Territory. Captain
Provost is the English Commissioner.
Of the above vessels, composing the squadron, the Amethyst
has not yet arrived, but is on her way from China
This fact is worthy of note, a3, if they should require
a large forco ia these waters, all that great swarm of
naval vessels which has lately figured In the important
ail airs transpiring in the East could, now that they can be
dispensed with there, be very easily and expeditiously
transferred directly across tho Pacific Ocean; and tho first
intimation we would have of tho movement would bo to
see them uu arounu us.
Our .San Juan del Norte Correspondence.
San Juan del Noktb, Fob. 14,1869.
The Owelty Treaty Ratified?The Com Yrissari Treaty Lies
on the Shelf?The Yankees Humbugged, Ac.
The mail from the interior arrived yesterday morning.
Sir Gore Ouselcy bad managed bis cards so well tbat bis
treaty with Nicaragua had been ratifiod, and the Cass
Yrissari treaty laid on the shelf, notwithstanding all the
talk about it? being promptly accepted on tho opening o
the Assembly. President Martinez sent a letter to De
Barruel, stating tbat he bad 3lgned the English treaty, and
that the Yankees might now pack up and quit tho country
or do worse. The citizens of our country may, therefore,
set their bouses in order and resign themselves to their
Her Britannic Majesty's frigates Valorous and Diadem
are getting ready tor sea, bound lor Jamaica.
Our Asplnsrall Correspondence.
Ahpwwail, Feb 19, 1869.
The Nicaraguan and Hew Granada Ti eaties and their Astonishing
Mutations?Ratified and Hot Ratified?Fate of all
(tit Agents?Ratification of the British Treaty with Hicaragua?Sir
Gore Owelty Going to Costa Rica, Ac.
For the past eighteen months more words have been
wusted, more ink shed, more paper used up, more ideal
progencrated, elongated and attenuated by Isthmian correspondents
on the subject of Central American treaties
tban upon nil other subjects combined.
The Cass-Yrisarri and tho Cass-Herran! Now it was
ratified, and now it was not; now we had it, ana now we
had not; and now these little jokers seem abont to disap
I>ear from this quarter of terrean existence altogether.
No more special despatch hearers, with ratified treaties,
streaming with perspiration, with straitened and expanded
coat tails, and asking for free tickets, on the strength of
their despatches, across the Isthmus. Schiessingcr, whose
rapidly giddy passages reminded one or the Flying Dutchman,
is seen no more. The secretaries of Vrisarri and
Jerez, and the agents of Joe White, Stebbins and Vanderbilt,
with mysterious faces and state secrets, have disappeared
to appear no more. Even the ruddy, florid face
of W. K. C. Webster, who whilom shook bags of silver in
the face of Martinez and Mora, and bearded old Cauty in
his den, has sunk beneath the horizon of the tropics,
deep down in the gulf of oblivion.
Kinney has vacated his Mosquito manor and gone to
Texus; and the winds and waves bailie Walker's expeditionists.
The " manifest destiny'' of Uncle Sam is at a
dead lock In Central America, and will continue so until
he stops praying to Jupiter.
As I wrote you in my letter of the 7th mat., by the brig
Drummond, the British treaty with Nicaragua has become
a fixed fact, so far as tho action of the latter state is required.
From the most authentic source I learn that the courier,
with the treaty negotiated hy Sir Gore Ouscley, is
now on the British steamer Trent, in tills harbor, on bis
way to England. It is also said that a postal treaty with
England went forward on the last steamer. What the
nature or provisions of the treaty of amity are has not yet
transpired. No outsider is admitted within the secret domain
of British diplomacy, and I shall not be so rash as to
venture on conjecture I ran only add, as my own pn
vate conviction, based on bfo e> periemce, that I have never
known England to make a treaty with a special view to
American interests.
If I am not mistaken tho subject of Central American
matters is the only complicated question between Great
Britain and tile United States; all others have reached a
state of hsppy solution, after a protracted and almost exhausting
treatment; and this late treaty ot Sir Gore Ouselcy
is the proposed English specific to solve the comnllcation
of the Central American difficulty. You will remember
that the President in his 'ale nuuual message, In treating
of tho relations between the governments, alludiog to
this matter, wrote:?
Id mv last annual message I stated that overtures had been
made b'v the British government to a friendly spirt*. which I
sccordlig'.y reciprosated. Their proposal was to withdraw
UM-se questions irom i.urrt nrguun'.iuus Between Luc two governments,
but to accompllfh !hc nam? object by a ncgoSa
Ion between the British government and each of the Central
American republic* whose territorial interest! are immediately
invoked. The settlement was to be made In accordance
with the general tenor of the interpretation placed neon the
fla)ton and Bnlwer treaty by the United States, with certain
nu-dlflchUirs. A* negotiations are still pending upon this basis,
It wn-t'.d not be proper for me to communicate their preeoni
condition A final settlement ofthese questional* greatly to be
desired, as this would wipe out the last remaining eubject of
dispute between the two cnuntrlea.
It would appear from this tint tLo basis of the treaty
negotiated by bir Core Is krown to your government,
and thai Its general tenor is the American Interprets !
lion of the Clsytonllulwer trc.dy, wiib certo'n
modifications. Po far, good, but we shall only know
the uncertain modifications when we have the general
Bir < hiseley goes to Costa Rica on the ist of March. It
Is stated here that a French treaty has also boon negotlst
ed with Nicaragua.
[From the Panama Herald, Feb. 10.]
The Onseley Anglo-Nicaraguan treaty has been concluded,
and probably goes on to Knglond by this mall.
The Cass-Yrlssnrl treaty (contrary to tho advices ret
reived via Orettown and published In our last Issue) had
not been acted upon up to the present time, and It Is
thought that unless the N'.caraguan amendments are admitted
by the United States It will not be sanctioned by
A cxtrr,*j*milml infermt ui thai the (hurley treaty contain*
clautet hk> ly to be offemive to the. Government at WaiKt
Brooklyn City Mown.
Serious Btassiso A rr* sr.-Officer Beam-lev, of the Ninth
ward police, arrested Augustus Boyle about one o'clock on
i Funday morning, on the charge of stabbing Henry Rowly with
* knlta. The paiHes are the conjoint tenants of aboueeln Koe
clusko street, near Bedford avenue. It appears that Rowly
came ta at a late hour, and being some what noisy and abnslre,
an altercation ensued, when he drew off hie eoat with the loien
| tlon of fighting Boyle. The latter, being physically his Inferior,
tdd him that he would deffcnd himself the beet wsy he could If
he sManlted him. Rowly m?de a rush at him, when he cut
him wtth a knife, Inflicting gashes In the left cheek, arm end
aide. The police being csllc I In. Iloyle wsa iskeu Into custody
: and Row!) wsa conveyed In the (Sty llospllul The wounds
i a-ennt supposed to be of a dsngerrns eh*, n ' vr, An eiamt
uatlo. wUl be Ud before Jusltcc Rorclwusfl this morning.
Trod*' anil agriculture In Coeta Klra Mfi*u|?
?i|iort Permitted In Guatemala?Central
American Presidential CungKM sold in be
Abandoned?Resignation of Pmldeat Imp
tin of San Salvador, and a Cnange of
Panama, Feb. 19,18W.
Tlie bU'Atucr CoiumLuA, from Central Amorieia porta,
arnwd bore on tbe CUt Intl., but aba bring* no netra If
lUipOI lauce.
Her dates are San Jose do Guatemala, Jan. 28; Ac^jalto,
27; IJbertAd, 28, La Union, 31 (all three of the latter
ports bo Log m Salvador); Reaiejo, Nicaragua, Fob. 1, Md
Punta Arenas, Costa Rica, Feb. 0.
The Columbus' cargo consists of 1,268 serooes or indige,
6,000 hides, 140 bags or coffee, 63 bales or deer shins, ft
packages or sugar, and 31 coses oT balsaui.
There is but little news from this State.
The Crtnica de Costa Rica of January 20 contains several
executive decrees. One of January 18, permitting
the exportation or lumber from the PaclQc ports of the
i epubllc, between Salinas Bay and Cape Blanco, at a reduced
duty of two reals per log.
Another or January 18 prohibits the exportation at
deer skins after May 16, 1860. Tbo reason assigned for
ibis prohibition is that the deer hunters injure the cattle
r n the haciendas.
Business was looking up at Punta Arenas. The new
(rop of coffee was coming in from the interior, and was
teliiDK ail tun H>'-, to ll>^ cents, first quality; inferior
(Olnmands 7 K- Th- crop will amount to about 100,OM
quintals. Hides have advanced, and it was thought would
continue to do so until May.
Sr. sairtoudo, who contracted sometime since with the
government of Costa Kica to build an iron wharf at Punta
Arenas nine hundred feet in length, has just returned
from England, where he made his arrangements to have
the eauie constructed.
The arrival of Sir William Gore Ousoley in Coeta Rica ti
looked lor with considerable interest.
All idea of Walker's roturniog to Central America In
abandoned, and consequently more attention is given to
agricultural pursuits.
An ofltciul 6lu.teme.it of tbo number of criminal and
civil sentences renderod by the Supreme Court of the re- '
public from 1824 to 1868, is just published in the Oronica,
from which it uppc-ars that in the former yoar tbore were
only two criminal sentences and one civil, while there
were two hundred and eigbty three criminal and eightythree
civil beuteuccs given in the latter year.
A modification of tho money tariff lately published, se
far as Chilean nnd New Granudian candors are concerned,
has been made?tiro former being received now at nlna
dollars and two reals, and the latter at nine dollars and
seven reals.
The law relative to the exportation of bar and coined
silver has been repealed, and tho exportation is now permitted.
A horrid murder was committed in tho city of Guate- *
mala on the 14th of January. Three sous of Mr. Edward
Klee, aged respectively eighteen, eleven and nine, were
murdered m their beds bv twn Mm-rii-un urr.ni. in
father's employ. Alter committing the murder they
rondo their escai? with such plunder as they could carry
off. They wore pursued and arrested, and the stolen property
found In their possession was identified as belonging
to Mr. Klec. They confessed to tho murder of the lads,
and stated that their object was robbery. There is no
other news of interest from Guatemala.
The congress of the Presidents of the Central American
States had not yet assembled at the city, and the probability
is the atlalr has been abandoned.
The only news from this State is the resignation of President
Santin, on account of impaired health and a change
of ministry. The Vice President, Gen. Guzman, has assumed
the duties of the executive. Ministers Barrios,
Quiroz and Cabanas liave resigned, but their sucoessors
had not been named on the Slst ult.
The country was tranquil and prosperous.
Aspinwall, Fob. 19, 1B59.
Movements of American and British War YeueU?Doubts
of Gvardiola't Honesty.
Ihr. Roanoke 'flag ship) still lies In our harbor, awaiting
tho arrival of the Brooklyn and tho storo ship Relief.
Tho Savannah, C.apt. Jarvls, sailed from this port for
Vera Cruz on tho 14th.
The St. Louis, Capt. Ogden, arrived on the 9th, and after
taking in a few stores, sailod for San Juan del Norte on the
14tb, and had arrived on the 10th. The St. Louis and
Jamestown will cruise alternately for ten days, between
San Juan and Boca del Toro or Chiriqul. The Jamestown
is still at the last named port, lying about seven miles outside
wilt. H. B. M ship L'ipsar.
H. B. M. ship Diadem sailed from San Juan on the 14tb
for Jamaica, to return soon. Tho Valorous sailed on the
16th for the Belise.
The refuse of Guardiola, President of Honduras, to M
meet the other Presideuts of Central America at Guatemala.
a' that solemn convocation or conference, has somewhat
a'armcd them, and they now begin to credit the
truth of the matter and the great dangor of their position
with the Indian filibusters.
Tbe steamer Valparaiso, from the west coast or South
America, arrived at Panama on the 7th of February, with
the malls, passengers, and $238,240 in specie for England.
Her dates arc: Valparaiso, Jan. 16th; Iqulque, 18th; Artca,
21st; Callao, 27th; Payta, 80th; and Guayaquil, 3d inst.
The news from Chile is highly important, as Is also that
from Ecuador.
Valparaiso, Jan. 16,1869.
Spirit of Revolution Around Fully <n the Province*?Outbreak
in Cojiapo and the Government Officer* DeposedExecutive
Blockade of Coquimbo and Caldear?Pronun'
ciamiento in the South?General Anarchy?The United
State* Ship Cyane in Collision urith a Chilean War
Sterner?Death of three American* by Drowning.
The oppressive acts of government have at length *
aroused the people In some of the provinces to such a degree
as to inspire tho hope that ero long tho republic wil1
be rid or her oppressors.
In fact, the spirit of revolution is aroused throughout
Chile, If wo excert this place. The evil consequences of
civil strife, such as the general stagnation of business,
tbe prostration of credit, arc being folt not only in this
place, but in every port on the coast and in the mining
and agricultural districts.
The police and people ot Coplapo have rc >olted, and the
government officials there bavo been completely overthrown
and imprisoned. This information was received
by tbe government on tho 12th inst. As there were no
national troops there, the revolutionists, headed by a mens .
ber of an Influential family called Gallao, took possession of *
the palace and other public buildings, with little or no resistance,
their leader, Gallao, being proclaimed Intondent
of the province.
The govoramcrt, becoming alarmed, despatched the
Esmeralda, the only war vessel at It- disposal, from this
place to Caldcra on the 13tb instant, with some 800 troops
onboard, vrttb orders to land a portion of them at Coquimbo,
and to blockade that port as well as Caldera.
This will effectually cut off all trade between Valparaiso
and those ports, and must necessarily have a depressing
effect upon business. No vessels, not even the mall
steamers, are allowed to enter the ports of Coquimbo and
Caldcra. Tbe stcamor which leaves to day for Panama
and tntermc.l'ute porta, baa beer obliged to send on skore
the freight she had previously received on board for Goquimbo
and Caldera. Kuraors are rifo that tbla port and
Taloabuana are also to bo blockaded.
Maaie,a southern province, >s reported to have proclaimed
against tbc government. The whole republic, except
Chi loo and Valdlvla, are under martiil law. The utmost
confusion and alarm prevail throughout the entire country;
and Chile, which baa enjoyed uninterrupted peaoe
and prosperity for about eight years?that Is since the revolution
of 1 Hf>l?ia now almost in a state of complete anarchy.
No one is permitted to leavo the country without a
Tho government, In order to pnt down the revolution,
will, no doubt, adopt the most stringent measures, and tf
necresary blockade this port snd Talcahuana. ir vessels
can be obtained, I bavo but little doubt that the latter port
will be closed sgaiust commerce, as Ooncepcion, of which
It la the principal port, and otner southern provinces, are
known to be msro Inimical to the government than any
other porttonB of the republic, and arc consequently mora
fesred by It
The people of Gonccpctnn have ample means and munions
or war with which to carry on a revolution. And
there ia any truth in the rumor which reached here U>ay,
that the province of Maule baa revolted against the
ovcrnment, there Is every probability thst Coucepctoa
will also revolt. In fact, it is highly probable that tho
whole of the republic will be In a etute of revolt during
the next fortnight.
The government baa refused to allow the proprietors
cf the Mercuric to resume the publication of that Journal
n tliia city, and the only papers published are those under
Its urvetllance, and from which no oorroct Informaon
can, of course, bo obtained as rospocta the political
etale or airairs oi this country.
Ihe United States sloop of-war Cyans,Commander lookwood,
arrived here a few daya since, and will proceed to
Panama on or about the 18th Instant. Edward Conner,
foitnerly connected with the Hkualo, and more recently
with the Alia California, of San Francisco, and who has
lately received the appointment of United States Consul
nt the port of Mazaltan, Mexico, leaves here In tho Cyans,
for Panama
Toe departure of ihr Cyane has been delayed by soma
little damage done to her on the 18th, while prooeodtng to
res she came in collision with the Sicilian war stoamsr
Fsmtraldo. As tae officer in command of the latter vessel
was entirely to blame, tl.e government authorities
have notified Commander I/>ekwood that tbey will assumr
the payment of aP costs attending the damages.
The Ami r can clipper sh'p Elvira, from OardilT, with
CO?l, foi (Jan l'r?nc!?co, cal od in hero for wator atuort

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