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M|un wououa bkbiiti mm as? rmortmau& wtki m. v. cepa m rvivtM **? namav m. %*i*wne 3*7 AMUbKMKNTO THIS EYKRINQ, iOADUT OF MCBIO. I run* place.? Don bllUtlU. K1BLCS QAKDBJI. B road war.?Cooaia BOOOA*. WALLACE'S TBBATUE, Broadway ? How Sua Lotbs Bim. WIMBK OAUUt.N, Broadway ? Hailm. OLVMriO THEATRE. l>[ud?v.-T? 8tubiti or Ki> I#u. MEW BOWRRY thratrr, Bowery.?*Charcoal Mas? That Ki^ca Bao?6a*ah. tub Jawmm. BOWERY THEATRE. Bowery.?Sarita R?ar>s-lu Vao*b*s or Oeuia. BROADWAY TIIRaTHK, XrMlfir.-HirriUT Day or Mr Lira? Pioru'i Lawtxl BARHUM'R Hl'SRUM, Broadwev.?PamoBabA?Thb?b ?lAaaora KAt Uikua ? Tiit?? Uiakts-Two OwAsrs? Xkixabk? rimcn Autobato.xs. Dbamatio FikiauiMiu wr *0* k>uit? BRYANTS' MI USTRRL8. Mechanics' Halt, 472 Broad ?V?Km ion Ail oobus, Uaiuu, hunLts^uaj, Ac.?liiua HWl. WOOD'S MIN8TRRL HALL. M4 Br?a lwaT.-Rpx.HiKc tu Buhjeaob?U. a. U.? KruioriA* Bonos, Oakccs, Ac. OAMPBKLt/8 WTflRTRKLS. 19) and 201 Bowery ? Vahit aki Kzoitimo mbcakub ar Ethioi-iah 0?Dinas? *?? Blaos BaioAna. Ill liR DUBOLIQDB. 685 Broadway.?Robbbi Hbubs. HOP! CHAPRL. 71* Br?a<1<*ay.?WooDiiorra's Boua mia* Tuoork. or Ulam Blowbbs. ?AN AMBUROTI A CO.'8 MAMMOTH MKNAGEHIE. ?89 aad Ml Broadway.?Open Irom 10 A. M. to 10 I . M. HIPPOTMBATRON, Fourteenth street ? E^objtkiax. OriUIASn0 AND ACROBATIC KBTl.BTAlXHK.KTi. DODWORTlt HALL. 806 Broadway ?Abtkbos Ward Amqno tub Mokmois AM RRtCAN THEATRE, Ko 414 Broad why. ?Ball art, FaaTOBiaut, Butu.a uusv Ac.?Nicoi aavs. VAMNUCHIVS MUSELM, GOO Uroadwav.-MoTiKo Wax 1'ioiBica. VARIETIES, 57 and H9 Bowery. ?BALLrts, Pawtovimbj BOSKM. tHlklkSIAOBS. Ac. K?w 1 wrlL. Utdneidar, Dcc. 14, Ktiil. THE H1TU ATIOH, We bave highly important and wcit checnog news from General Sfcerman, through tbo Richmond papers of yesterday, (ha substance of which is communicated to tttcretary Stanton by General Grant. They state that General Sherman's army waa cn Saturday last within fifteen mile* of Savannah, and, in their latest despatches, ?enounce that be had arrived at a point w ithia less than Are mites of it, and waa drawn up in line or battle^ but bad yet made bo attack. They say that be waa con fronted by a large r.ftel force, and had yet bad bo 00m tail ale at Ion with tbe coaat. Sherman baa aevered the telegraph running from Say an na* to fUcftaaosd, and tbe paper* or the latter city Bare to receive their intelligence of his movemenia irom Charleston. The rebels profess to be in doubt ?Slither Be would attack Savannah or move around the city and strlk? tbe co st southeast of It. Tbcy bare by tbla time most likely been able to arrive at a satis factory oonclueiuo, for it is probable that the decisive tattle waa 1 ought yesterday. We publish tt-day a map Of Sarin nah and tbe surrounding region, and a sketch of tbe cKy and its land and water approaches. m The 10roe under General Warren, numbering altogether about tweaty thousand mea, consisting of tba Fifth oorps, one divjion of the Third and General Gregg's oavalry, which lei t tbe Army of tbe Potomac on last "Wednesday morning, and meved southward parallel with the Weidon Railroad, has returned to tbe I rout or Peters burg, attar having accomplished In Uie moat complete manner all It eat out to do. The object of this expedUloe was not, as (he rcbelx supposed, to capture tba town of Weidon, but merely to Bo daman tbe railroad running te that place from Peters Inrg, by which tba rebel army of Lee has been exten sively fed, aa to eerioualy interfere wttb b!s future sup pi tea, aad this waa effectually performed. General Warrea reached Belt Bel d station, where tbe railroad creases tba Meberrin river, some forty miles from Petersburg, on laat Friday afternoon, bavinr met with lit tie Interruption from tbe rebels. Here they were found to bave Strang worka on both aides or the river, and. a'ter destroying tboae on tbe north side, the railroad bridge one the depot, General Warren's troops commenced their return to camp on tbe next morning. They destroyed, during their trip, over twenty miles of tbe Waldon Railroad, and all tba atanons and depots ?lon( their line of march, and numerous mllla, barna and dwellings need for tbe bmefit of Aha eoesay'a arm lea. They also burned tba bridge aeroee tbe Nottoway river, besides In varlou? other ways eeriouaiy interfering with General Lee's supply comma nlcfcttone. Rebel cavalry were encountered at several Voiata,wlth whom there was slight skirmish .eg; but General Warren's entire loss in the expedition was only between forty and fifty in kuled and wounded aadafew n? teeing atragglers. It Is thought that tbe damage effected to tbe railroad cannot be repaired this winter. There are Do later operatioos in front of Petersburg or Richmond to record. No meviwnt cf particular Importance bar yet occur red la the vicinity of Nashville, the 00Id weather inter fering with operations on both aide'. There waa some ?kirmlahlag yesterday, but apparently without results of CoweSfrBscoe. Tbe portion of Hood's rebel army which, oadsr General Lyon, crossed to the north aide or tbe Cam her land river, twenty miles above Fort Ponel soa, b few days ago, ia said to he moving on HopfctnsvlBa,Ktniocfcy. This rorce la eetimaud at rrom two to foar thousand, and It Is said that If It attacka Boftlianils tba Dclci garriaon there will be compelled la rah beck, as it la vary small. Tne brigade of Union potdier* under command of General Cooper, which waa est off at Ceatrevtlle when General Scbofield sieved northward rrcm Columbia, Tennessee. ar yived aafely In Nashville on tbe 8tb last., bavlag performed a march of over one hundred end alxly miles, moving completely around the enemy s Haas, cantering a rebel cavalry outpost, at.d losing to all only tan men, who, being tired out, fell behind and were anerdered by guerillas. General Breckinridge Ik reported to be at Sparta, Tea ssases, witb tee;tbousaod men, ebdeavcrmg to form a function With Hood, in wbtcb it Is thought he will find Enure difficulty than be anticipate!. ? The Eighty-fifth New York Infantry anJ the gULboat Cbicopee bave reoent'y together performed some very valuable service in the region lying bat wees Norfolk, I and Roanoke Island, They surprised a camp of B-etttla who war* guarding foods of great vaiae for tbe ti <* oi pro*Hag guerilla bands, Including larg* quantt aiea oommifssry stores and ammunition, all of which Users destroyed. Tbe only casualties of the Vnioe (oroe (Ware th es men wounded in a skirmish. Tht guab ?t Otsego was recently scok by s rebel tor 0*0 tn Hoanoke rtver, a short distance above riymontb, J*. U. No pereoo on board was Injured. At tbe water M phaiiow ?hois she was ussk, Cae can be raised ead f?? |*tred. COKCRF.38. The |W?edinn ?.r c t, re * jeoterday wer* imporunt, Bes?w.?l'y rer?rdt r:?r reiatl with Canada. u Ui''.*? mai. nit l>i 1 autuorislag tbe cunrtriftloa of ^a??e?.(r r*ue wvtt?f| ivt MHUM <A. UlA ilVUMtB taken <m (UN up. aa?, after a brt*f dUtiaaslia, pass**. A blM Miooritiac th* Irtrt * of ? gunboet I* Ik* Life* r io lofWDani. la MctrdMO* with (fe* mrpMM of to* PimMwiI, ?w reported by tbe Owmositioe oa torsfiga Aflaira. A Joint reeoiutioo W encourage the MililmKit <# *H ? * !??, * frf.BPlUwives ana ctil itrw of eleven *bo Mild, wm introduced by Mr. ttnaaa, ud referred to um miliary Uommltiee Tb* Bankrupt bill ni receive* from lb* Heuee, ord*r*d lo to |'i imo* Hd referred to th* Judiciary Committee. Id tb* House ol Representatives, lb* joist resolution, reported *1 lb? teat seealoa of Ceogreas, authorising ?otic* to bo given by tbo President to tarminate tb* ?o called Canadian Reciprocity treaty, aad pro*id ug for tbo uegoiiatioa of a new aod more equitable treaty, wm t-tkrnup. Mr. Morrill, of Vermont, oflered a aib.-tltut*, wblcb simply authorize* tb* nottoe to terminite the exiting treaty, and it was adopted by a vote of emhty live agatnst City- do. Tbo b!l regarding tbe e* co ll a of a silo for a navy yard for iron-clad ships of-war was again discussed, aad finally laid on tb* table by a vol* of *igbty against Ally three. A resolution providing for tb* sdtnUelou of KspreaenUtlves and Seautors from Louisiana Into Con gross, aud declaring that that Stat* may resume ber political relations wiib the general governmeut, waa referred to tbe Select Committee on tbe Rebellion* Stat**. A resolution directing inquiry aa to tbe cixpedleney of reducing the duty on coal was referred to tb* W ja and Means Committee. Bills granting lands to railroads In California, and establishing a mining department, wer* offered; the Orst named waa ral*rr*d to the Committee on Public Lauds, but objection was made to the latter,and II wont over. MISCELLANEOUS NEWS. Tbe Canadian courts in Montreal and Toronto both yes terday decided that they bad ao jurisdiction In tbe cnaem of tbe ?t Albaus rebel raiders and the I.ake Krle rebel pirates, and tbe prisoners were all liberated from arrest, and are now agam at large. Halted States Marshal Murray baa reco.ved instructions from Secretary Seward to proceed to Montreal immediately to Look after the In terests of the United slatej government in the cane of the St. Albans raiders. Ihe Marshal loaves New York for Canada to day. We have news from Venezuela dated at M&racatbo on the 20tb of November. On tbe 14th ultimo General l'oulga, the revolutionary exile, visited the harbor in a Brliiih a iioouer manned by twelve men. Hi* vewol was bearded by a bout from a government sohoonor, wlieu the exiled leader made tbo officer aud men pri soners. Anoth r V euesuelaa boat folloiviug, ne ;e,*i:e?l the t<perali?n ilo than demanded tb* surrenderor lbs government vessel, which was anreUod to. Thou be landed his own men, look a battery, drove o.T the gar rison, and spiked toe guns. 1'neGeuorai next proceeded lo ssa, llr ng into a government sleamor when pa-sing, killing one man and woundtnj the captain. Those events produced great alarm in Maraonibo. Admiral 1'arragut arrived ber* yesterday, on board of his tlagtb'p, the Hartford. The Hartford was met down the bay by tbs revenue cutter Bronx, having on beard the committee appointed at tbe meeting of our leading clti. ens on tb* previous day /or tbe purpoee of extending to tbe gallant Admiral a fitting welcome. On arrival in tbe city Admiral Farragut was conducted to the Custom House, where be met a large assemblage of merchants aud other gentlemen, aud where aadresuos were made, to which he briefly replied. Captain Drayton, who waa also present, likewise received marked honors. The steamship Guiding Stir, from New Orleans for New Y< rk, pnt in at Fortress Monroe on guuday last, disabled, aod to tow of the steamer d. R. Spauidltg, having broken her shait on tb* voyage, licr passengers, malls and des' patches wore sent northward by tbe Baltimore boat, and those of them destined for tbla city arrived here yester day. Tbe Board of Coaocilmen met yesterday, and after adopting a few unimportant resolullous in reference to grading streets, adjourned till this (Wednesday) after* tiooo, at four o'clock. General Albert L. Lee, tbe efficient commander of th* cavalry of tbe Department of tbe Golf, arrived In this city yesterday from New Orleans. The I.cmr l of Supervisors yesterday received from tb* Comptroller th* estimate for the county expewlitora for tbe ensuing year. Ihe sums required are $335,600 for the legislative department, $2,(W5.416 far tbe executive departments, $379 300 for (be judiciary, and $0,087,660 for ether miscellaneous expenses?making a total of (6,784,866. These estimates include $2,121,*47 for th* police fund, the State taxes and tbe Juvenile Asylum. TL ? was tbe only subject of public interest that cam* up before the Board yesterday. tbe trial of tbe famous libel suit of Georg* Opflyke vs. Thurlow Weed was commtmced in Ibe Supreme Court, before Judge Mason, yesterday. The trial attracted great attention, aad was attended by some of tb* first men lo tbe oosunnnity. It wilt probably be finished to-dajr. Tb* trial of Asa Marvin and fflltiam Rogerson, charged with counterfeiting fractional currency of tb* United State?, was on yesterday In tbe United States Circuit Court, before Judge Sblpmao. This is tbe well known Port Jervis counterfeiting case, in connection witb wblcb a iarge quantity or material, press, kc., were seized at Port Jervis In Octobsr last. Th* principal In tb* alleged ofience was a man named Norris, who pleaded gutUy to tbe iadictment aga.ust hitn. Tbe bearing of tbe c i-e occupied the Court to near five o'cl ck, when tbe jury toured. At a late hour they bad not agreed upon tbeir verdict. Tbe further bearing of tbe Prussian Extradition case, which waa to have boen on yesterday, was po*tpon*d, on application or counsel for tbe Prussian government. It will be resumed to-day at twelve M. In tbe United States District Court yesterday, before Judge Bctts, a was filed against the prize steamer Armstrong, capt.^ed on the 4ti) of November last, whil* attempting to run < at of Wilmington, by the blockaders R. R Cuyler and Gettysburg. She bad on bo?rd a oarg* consisting of fir* hundred bale* of cotton, worth up wards of $300,000. A sura of $4,410 In gold coin, found on lU* person of th* purser, also roll' into tbe hands of tbe gallant tars. Ifbe Armstrong was oa ber first trip, being built in September last. She is two bnndred snd tbirty-two feet in length, six hundred snd thirty two tons, old measurement, wita four engines of filty birse power eat->.9 She arrived here yesterday, in rbtrge of prize master Ensign B. S. Clough. General and ex-Pr*-ident Barrio* was yesterday ar rested by Marshal Murray, and was subjected to s brief detention, he was on board the Costa Rica, with bis wire, bound for |Porto Rico, when, through aa un founded report that be had shipped and waa taking witb him ot.e thousand stand of arms, bs was put to the an noyance o'having to go ashore with tbe Marshal. Tbe matter waa amicably and satisfactorily explained by the Coos'jI for Costa Rica, and the General was again put on board by tb* Marshal's gig. Augustus Bowman, who waa tried and oonrMeJ at tbe General Sessions on Monday of aaaaulltng Thomas ixraney, with Intent to de bodily har.u, was s*nt*nc?d yesterday by Recorder Hoffman to tbe Stats Prison for two years. The previous good character of tbe prisoner aad tbe fact that the kalfe wblcb be used was an ordl nary pocket kalfe influenced his Honor in Impos ing a light sentence hut be said that the Court wouk) pamsh tartlet guilty of personal violence with severity. John Schr jr.otl was placed oa trial charged with assaulting Elizabeth Blila, at 363 Fifty-third street, co tbe 2Mb of Msy, by throwing a stone ai ber while *ha stood la the sntry. The evidence showed that rtber boys were tbrowlag stone* also, and, at tbe statements of tb* witnerse* were contradictory, tbe jury gave the benefit of tbe doubt to tbe accused, ard acquitted bim. Catharine Green, oonvicted last week of receiving stolen goods, was sent to the Penitent.ary for six mostb*. In lbs afternoon the trial of Mary Hammond was com meoc?d,she having been indicted for tbe boaiiclde of Sarah Bennett, an aged colored woman employed as a cook at lit Howard street, in September last. Tb* pris oner was a chambermaid there, and, ac It appeared from the testimony, tbe doorkeeper beard a hols* la tbs dining room, snd on r ing down saw tbe prisoner atrik lng tbs eolored woman on th? bead with a small stick, she died next aoraing Tbe ' ase will be finished to day. The Surrogate has decided tbe long pending lit gallon relat .* to the admictstratl** of Joseph ffelltoa'a estnte, ty ordering letters to lasoe to tUe oldest ton, Daniel P. fbllton, whom be b >!ds not to be Incompetent to a^mln later. Tb* will of Miss Mol e Mlatcra wm yesterday ad aitt*4 to probate. The admlaistral?r and fformer ad ainistralor of tbe Ktrby *st*U war* orders to file addi ttonal accoubta. There wjre two fight? between members of rival com pan>eeof onr V n yltnenV 90 Monday nigbt aod oa* yesterday morning. fW tbe tfBl* on korday evening on* look place at tbe oomer *f Houston street and Second svnue, between No*. 16 and 4t Hose companies, during which several p^toi shots wer* find aad on* man r*fl*!red a ?r|o i* wooni. in th* side. Th* other occurred pear tbe comer of rrrwfiwey and Reade strsei, between No* 40 aad 63 Engine companies, aaJ wai of s dasperat* character, ttone*, oiubs aod chunks of le* being nsed, and aeveral men badly cat Again, bstwesn oa* atul two ?'-.lock y**terday morning, oa the oooasioa of an > Ht* tut hihrav Imm yimmm m uu h bm at th* esrasr of Broadway Md OortlaaSt (treat, u4 imUt ?shi tuuBt U this batue, in addition to oiub? Md stjoes. (HiUMt ?m brought liw rrao u?, u4 ,M <?* Iweaiy pi iwl w*rt mart or lea eSrlMiely .ajured. Cnief Eaglueer Decker bee issued u order forbUJing tbe aypa*aMS of N<* 40 tad M It be luktui out of tbelr bootee uACN further notice. A man named iidee IlefTeru anJ ble wife were yetter dejr commuted to U* Tombs (or mm, obarged ?Kb altetnpiing to stoal jewelry from the store of a Jjtan ?ireel deeier, wt.le ex?miet?x Ibo arises oe pretence of intfitiou to purchase. It la alleged (bat Heilsm aod bis vile bere been vary sucoessfully proeecotiag this (Ice of buaitese (or a Dumber of years, aad bave amtased by II a large fortuDe, enabling tbem to live io iu<<guiil.eat style la a floe bouse in Korty-eevooth -treet. J?bn Williams alias George Lewis was ysmerdsy o ?? milted to tbe Tombs, In default of one thoutaad dollars bail, on tbe charge of attempt at larce y, in applying at the Tost Oll.oe for valuable letters belonging te tbe Im porters' and Traders' B-tnk.whlcb be was totally without authorization to do. Tbe Orel aouiversary of the Women's Protective Unloa ?a* "eld laat evening In (he Cooper Institute. Speeches were mtds by Judge Daly, Rev. Hear? Ward Ueober, aod Messrs. A. Oakey Hall and James T. Brady. The State governmeat of Nevada waa inaugurated on tbo 6th of this month, and the Legislature, * blob will elect two doited elates Senators, met yesterday. Tbe eieam-hip Cumbria, with foor or five hundred soldiers oa board, ran on s rock while pasalng through Margate, Rast river, on Monday afternoon. Tbe vessel bad a bole made In ber bottom; but ail tbe persons oa board were cotton off safely. Tbe only exienelve comb factory In New Jersey was burned at Newark ou Saturday night. Lou estimated at 935,000, insured for 122,fOO, of which amount New York companies lose >20,000. Accord ing to tbe City Inspector's report there were 407 deaths in tbe city during tbe week eodlog on tbeltttb of Di-comber?a decrease of 20 as compare i with the mortality of the week previous, and tbe eamc number that occurred during the corresponding1 week last year. Tho stock market was dull yesterday. Gold was steady, and, after opeoiog at 233!*, closed at 234tf. Governments wore etroog la the morning, but slightly lower altrrwards. Tho cmmorclal ttatiu wis in the main uncharged yes terday, though in some few commodities a fair business was consummated?in part speculative. Korelgu mer cliaudbe remained quiet, atd there were but few changes reported, reiroleum was flrmer, with a fair di-mami. Cotton wus also rather firmer. Oa 'Change tbe flour market waa more active ami a trifle llrmer. Wheat was quiet, while corn ana oats were dull and without decided change iu value. 1'erk was more actirs and flrmor. Beof waa dull and heavy, while lard was more active, but without, however, any change in valuo. Freights quiet, while whiskey was mors active and ?rmor. The market for beef cattle this week ru'ea buoyant and firm, and prices are lc. a 2c. higher on alt kinds, i-oaroe ly any sold below 10a , while some of the best sold at high as l?c. a 20c. per pound. Tbo average was fully 16c. Mtlcb cows were steady. Veals sold at from ?e to 14c. a 14Xc. Sheep and lambs wsre aotivo aod higher; sales at $4 a $8 a $10. Hogs srs also higher, the bales rang' ig from 13tfo. to 14o. Tho receipts were 6,246 boeves. 80 cows, 1,393 veals, 18,158 sheep and lambs, and 24.26T bog a. Highly Important Rowt-Shermaa la T?stln| Savannah. We publish this morning tbe offloial tele gram of Secretary Stanton, announoing that General Sherman is thundering at the gates of Savannah. This important bulletin is tbe first we bare bad from the War Department since General Sherman began bis march, and, In manner and matter, it is a model document. It will be seen that the information is derived from Richmond direct, and leaves no doubt that General Sherman, with tbe co-operation of General Foster, baa isolated Savannah and tbe rebel army defending it from the rest of tbe Bo called confederacy. General Sherman moved through Centtml Georgia in two columns, in a slow, leisurely manner, making feints upen two important cities out or bis direct route, and thus betray ing the rebels into several false movements. They reinforced Macon and Augusta at tbe expense of the vital point at whioh Sherman was aiming. Reaohing Millen on December 2, the two wings of the army were concentrated, and at this point entered the narrow peninsula between tbe Ogechee and Savannah rivers. Down this peninsula, some sixty miles in tywgtb, tbe army has been moving as rapidly as possible, the movement being doubtle.-s delayed by tbe numerous streams and swamps over and through which General Sherman bad to fight his way. On tho 10th inst. he had reached Bloomingdale, fifteen miles north of Savannah, aad on the 12lh inst. is reported by the rebel papers o have been in line of battle only five miles from the city. Having reached this point it is apparent, by a glance at the map, tbat General Sherman is ia communicating distance with the fleet in Ossabaw Sound, aud, doubt less, by means of sigmtls, with Fort Pulaski. llis position cuts ofT Savannah front all com munication with tbe rest of Georgia by tbe Gulf and Centrnl Railroads, while the success of General Foster at Focotsligo, in serering communication with Charleston, renders tbe isolation of the besieged city coinp'.ee. This, It will be seen, is acknowledged by the Rich mond papers, and it is apparent, from their lang uage, tbat tbe success of Generals Sher man and Foster has. in this respect, been com plete. We may therefore safely conclude tbat the Investment which has already been effected secures the fall of Savaunab. General Sher man left Atlanta on November 15. We may yet have the pleasure of positively announcing a glorious result to bis grand oampaign on December 15. Important frern Canada?Discharge of tha St. Albaas Ilalders. We publish in another column the decision of the Canadian Judge in the case of the St. Albans raiders, whereby it will bo seen that he baa discharged those miscreants on the plea of want of jurisdiction. At tbe same time we have received intelligence of tbe dis charge at Teronte of the pirates of Lake Erie. The latter, however, is not an erent of so much importance as the discharge of tbe highway men, murderers and robbers of the St. Albans raid, and we hare no*doubt that tho decision in tbkt case will strike with as much astonish ment the British and Canadian governments as it will our own goveramsnt and people. The Judg*, who Is evidently a rebel sympa thizer, was implored by the counsel for tbe proaeontion to hesitate before dismiss ing these men, charged with such l'elr.oua crimes?Implored in tbe name of British Jag lie*, tbe rcoQUUqn tt? COlOBI lft<l houot Of the B.fw'* WlU#*k *rtXL ?" aiud ??? ?D?^"e,,uy ?*** "Pi ?*?li *? expeoutlo*, for .. <m?A ltt"r C**"U' U4 ..7 doubt U>.t (JW" ?? ??" l? delivered op. "v'' Curionsly enough, joit at moment when we received tbs newt we dUo^ Reamed that one portion of tbe leg'slatire braiNJi of (v.*r government at Washington had adopted tbe measure of increasing oar equndron Of armed reasels on the lakes, and the otber portion had ?greed to a resolution giving notioe to Great Britain tbat tbe Reciprocity treat/ with Canada should be terminated; and this, too, without any provision for the construction of a new treaty. Tbe people along the border have evi dently had enough of Canadian reciprocity. It is probable that these released raiders will now soatter and leave the country, but if anything of this kind should oocur again it may lead to serious complications between this oountry and Great Britain. If the offloia) wbo let loobe these criminals, be, as be elaims to be, an English Judge, and if this is tbe law we are to expect from tbe English bench in1 Canada, the American people will have to take care of their own frontier in future, and protect it by the most stringent measures. Chief Jattle* Chaii-Th? Artml?titra tion and tan* 8aoc?i?loa. Though somewhat taken aback by the ap pointment of Mr. Chase to. the commanding position of Chief Justice of tLe Uuited States, the Seward cl que, and otber anti-Chase ele ments of the republican party, are consoling themselves with the idea tbat their powerful adversary is at least removed from tbe arena of party politics, and will not interfere with their game for tbe Presidential succession. This idea is somewhat plausible, but we predict tbat it will prove a great mistake. Mr. Cbase, down to tbe day of his retirement j from the Treasury, was the master spirit of the administration, in his character of anointed leader of the republican radicals. With a decided majority of tbe party in both bouses of Congress at his back, he controlled, to a very great extent, tbe general policy and the ap pointments, as well as the' financial schemes and appropriations of tbe government. Through out tbe country the leading journals and tbe eiifc of the party were bis supporters?some openly, some covertly?lor the Baltimore nomi nation of 1864 against Mr. Lincoln. But the Chase-Pomeroy circular against Lincoln started the shoddy interest, and resulted in such a powerful combination against Chase that his friends capitulated without firing a shot, and he was nowhere at the Baltimore Convention. The armistice of the Presidential campa'gn followed. Mr. Linooln is re-elected, and, to serve the purposes ot bis administration, be conciliates tbe friends of Mr. Chaso in his ap pointment as Chief Justice of tbe Supreme Court. But this arrangement does not cover a treaty of peace between Mr. Cbnse and tbe radicals on tbe one side, and Mr. Seward with tbe so-called conservatives on the other. Mr. Chase is an ambit!ous man?an active, energetio man, and be likes tbe busy, stirring work of a party engineer, lies -i? a, he ban cer tain unliquidated outstanding balances against Mr. He ward and the confer rativis, whioh must be settled. This conservative faction must be ruled off the track for tbe sno&ssion, and here the trouble begins. Granted tbat Mr. Chase in his present position has not the remotest idea ef becoming again ? Presidential candi date, be is none the less devoted to bis radical policy of reconstruction, and tbe instruments and tbe ways and means to carry it out. To this end his word now, more than ever, will be the law to a majority of both branches of Con gress, and through this influe nce he can still direct tbe counsels of the administration. We expect to boar before many months are over of tbe retirement of Mr. Seward from tLe 8tate Department, and of tbe appointment of a rigid radical in his place. With this event the con?ervatires will begin to comprehend the game that is organised against them, if they do not, to some extent. alt-ady comprehend it. As the game stands the odds are heavily on the side of the radicals and Chief Justice Chose. Against him tbe conservatives se cured the Baltimore nomination for Mr. Lin coln; but since his election, is ho was before, the President. Cabinet and Congress are really in the hands and at tbe mercy of the radicals. Considering the financial embarrassments ef tbe country, and tbe inevitable revulsion tbat will come, with or without the restoration of peace within tbe next four years, tbe democrats will, indeed, be a pack of donkeys if they can not contrive to win the next Presidential elec tion. But that is not tbe present question. We are dealing with the uusettled insue between Chase and Seward, as representing the rcpub ' lican radicals and conservatives. We hold ) tbat Judge Chase has still the power and the 1 will, and tbe purpose, and will exercise them, | to demolish Seward aad bis faction, and to | rule them out of tbe succession. We hold that, although "a used up man" as a caudidate himself, Mr. Seward is still used by his Conser vative friends in view of some otber enndidate; but that he and they will be laid upon the shelf. The skirmishing baa already commenced in ' this city. Thurlow Weed, the good Man Friday of Mr. Seward, is near tbe end of his tether, lie has had a wide range aad many choice picking*, In the way of free wool statis tics, lobby jobs, shoddy jobs, horse railroad jobs, steamboat jobs, and all sorts of jobs, but especially as a cobbler and tinker of Prosident making job*. Now the radicals are going to wind him up. In the scorching letter of An drews be has opened a raking masked battery upon "the Lucifer of the Lobby," and in tbe trial of the pentlng Opdyke libel suit we ex pect other masked batteries will be opened tbat will rake him fore and aft. Weed will be laid out, In any event, as a Presidential cob bler and tinker. Then Seward will be put in lavender on tbe same shelf. Then his Intract able conservatives will go over, like Booby Brooks for the pickings of tbe democratic party. Then the radioals, In regard te the administra tion candidate for the succession, will have It all their own way. Tbe reproduotlva and transforming elements of nature are coftatantly at werk. Nothing in bor vast laboratories remains idle. For in stance, from a field of weeds, wbiob die in tbe fall, a new growth of weed* strangely diffeient , olma atari* uo.Utt lift it Ifcj M&fr Ml parties, like weed*, in thus killed of and reaewed under new ooiabinatioaa. Thus la t* Mrb and the keels of tbe late Prealdeatlal ?lection the elements of regeneration are a) read/ at work, and lb* protpaot is that ia the republican field or 1868 Ibe Seward con servatives w.U bf wholly rooted out aad super fe*4*4 bp U* radicals. Chief Jastioe Chass is muter of the situation, aad oaa plant what bo Waifelaf limy Am*a( Use ctepubllei 1'lte W?td sad 0|id7?* Llhti Bait. 1 Yesterday was tbe groat washing day among t\e republicans. Thuriow Weed and ex Max0' Opdyke furnit-hed the dirty linen, and the da.ttjea ,inoa wore hung up in the Supreme Courf '9%.111 > Duaae street. William M. Ev?rts, ex-Judge V^'errepoInt aad 11. M. Blatchford appeared a? ^sabers and ironers for Weed, | aad David DudV* ?*-Judg? Bmott and I W. F. Opdyke present to get up the ex | Mayor's linen. Jd0g* Mason, from tbe rural , districts, presided ov>?r tlvp operations. During I the day there was ve.Nf lfltJe done except to i get tbe tubs, soap and ho.^ water ready, and put I the dirty clothes in soakN To-day, and for | several days hereafter, thei* w111 bo some prize washing performed, and* the soapsuds I will be splashed arouud fearfully.^ Wo gw ? ' full report of yesterday's interesting exhibition > in our news oolumns, and we advise wl?o oan get into the court room to attend the .^ow. Descending from the lofty heights of mt^a pbor to plain statements of faot, we have the* pleasure to announce to tbe publio that tbe great political libel suit?Opdyke vs. Weod? has at last begun, and will be rapidly pushed to a verdict. Tbe crowd in the court yester day whs immense, and intense interest was manifested in the proceedings. Besides tbe parties and their distinguished counsel, John C. Fremont, tbe ex-General; Sir Hiram Bar ney, the Ainericanc-ltalian nobleman; Comp troller Brcnnan; A. Oakey Hall, the versatile D strict Attorney; Sheridan Shook, tbe Super visor; War Horse Purdy; O. W. Brennau, tbe republican; Jacob Sharp, tbe railroad man; Barlow, the broker; Hugh Maxwell, the ex Collector; Rufua F. Andrews, the clever ex Surveyor; and many other, prominent politi cians, both from this city and the interior of the State, were present during the day. For some unexplained reason?in all probability a slight difficulty with his tailor?our old friead, Horace Greeley, did not display himself upon this occasion, nor was Artemus Ward Beecber, j tbe Brooklyn parson, on band, as usual. Nevertheless, there were quite enough great i people to crowd tbe room, and these two j magnates were hardly missed. Ex-Mayor Opdyke, our reporters tell us, | brought bis bundle of dirty linen into court j first Tburlow Weed followed with his at a j later moment, when tbe oaiendar was called. I Opdjke has shaved off his side whiskers aud now wears only a mustache, on tbe ground, we believe, that persons were continually mis taking him for City Inspector Boole, and Boole for him. The ex-Mayor looked very serious and ratber care-worn, as if be had spent rather too muoh time in rummaging ovor the dirty clothes basket in order to get up bis case. Thuriow Weed, on the contrary, seemed as fresh as a rose and as smiling as a June sun. He looked so well and sc accustomed to dirty linen that there was a general buzz of admira tion when he took bis seat. Ex-Surveyor An drews, sitting with another big bundle of rery dirty linen on his knee, surveyed Weed with a glance in which rage and contempt struggled for the mastery. But Thuriow smiled on, unabashed. Tbe only witnesses exam ined yesterday were Mr. De Nyck, of tbe Albany Evening Journal; Mr. Winder, of tbe E\*ning Pott, ?n'i Mr. Manton Marvel, or Manton Marble, of the World. Messrs. De Nyek and Winder proved the fact of the publi cation of the alleged libel, and Mr. Manton Marvel, or Manton Marble, did not prove any thing, except that he is the editor of tbe World, tbe confession of which fact crimsoned his cheeks with shame?as well it might This ended the day's proceedings. We have, of course, no intention of express ing an opinion upon tbe merits of this cause celebre while it is still pending. That would be unjust to all parties concerned and con trary to the etiquette of the court. But we may at least congratulate the public upon the amusing entertainment which is to be provided for them from this date uatil after the holidays. No sooner will the great oase of Opdyke vs. Weed be ended, than the great case of Sweeny vs. Brooks will begin. The former will show us the dirty linen of the republican party; tbe latter will dcvelopethe dirty linen of the demo crats. It has hitherto been pretty difficult to decide wbieh party is the more impure; but now we shall be perfectly satisfied npon this and many other disputed points. Politicians are especially interested in these cases, because tboy may make and unmake political leaders, I -end decide who is to control this city and State. Besides this, they will clear the greund for the Presidential contcst of 1868. Weed apparently represents the Seward interest, and Opdyke the Chase interest; and if Seward be a Machia velli, who knows but that Chase may prove a Richelieu T Journalists are also especially interested; for if Mr. Opdyke wins his case Weed will probably write no more for the pspers; and if Mr. Sweeny wins bis case there will be an end of the Erprtns. Besides this, the law of libels will be thoroughly reviewed and expounded by half a dozen eminent law yers and a very learned jndgo. But those most especially interested are eur citizens generally. It is seldom that two such remsrk able trials, coming together, enable us to take a birdseye view of tbe corruption of our poli tics. our politicians and the partisan press; and we trust that the moral to be derived there from will not bo lost upon the American publio. A Simmon Histort.?In the year 1836 the city of Buffalo, N. Y., contained among its population a citizen of indefatigable industry and untiring enterprise Whole blocks of cajacious warehouses were erected by him, new atreets were laid out, graded, paved and lighted upon bis recommendation and with his assistance; and no pnbllc'undertaking was con sidered sure of success without the sanction and aid of this publio spirited citizen. The crash of 1837 oeme, and it caused him to totter. To sustain his oredit for a few days, In an evil hour be committed a deed which consigned him to the State Prison. Pardoned out, and no Ineradicable stigma save that inseparable from j misfor tun of attaching to his name, be camc to New York city and started the hotel business i at tbe corner of ^Broadway and Cortlandt ' street Failing fin* this, be went to'"Long | Island's seagirt shor^' and took the Bath twuiw MtfthJifilmwt. 5m dk-f justed with his III lack there, V, left this reglo* of olvlliaatloa altogether r^d toagfat tudes of West Virginia M a plaso of qatal ?Sd CMl for Oft WMi4ir oT Ms dsys. ? settled la what baft pro red to ba tin heart rf the \f?t Ylr^iola oil region?and now kbit, unfortunate fet luoky, (bis untiring and lrto? preaa.ble man, concludes bis strange, eventfbl history by leaviog to his heirs a fortune walaed at tl^roe millions of dollars. lie bore tbo weii known name of Rathbun. Tub Put lino.?Each of the via'tors to too eity theatres received on Monday night, as tba bill of the play, a neat little paper of fosor pages, on the first page of whiob was printed the cast of cbaraoten, &o., of the play pot* formed at tbe house be honored with bis pre*> ence, and oo the other pages of whioh wero sundry columns of pleasant matter?jeOl^ squibs, and so on?intended to shorten tbo time between tbe acta. This was neatly printed, in blue, on good paper, making alto gether a clean and tidy little sheet, which wafl apparently quite acceptable to all, and wMfc tbe more intellectual audiences was qaito taken into favor. But it appears that too Tribune objects to it. There was a certain oti lady who refused to let a crowbar under her hencoop, forlear the~suapt clous looking aftifte "might go off," and too objeotion that the Tribune has to the Ptay JMI is of tLe same nature. Some time or another it thinks, somebody urgbt sfty something in too !? J'luy Bill that somebody else ought to objeol ti>?V*nd that, of course, would be very bad. Now^he Ray Bill is apparently a delicato tentativV toward a funny paper, and thus M oouies into the world making * noise. This it a good sign?a sign of life. Everything thai has vitality in it comes into A1? world with ? squall?making a good noise?Vn^ *n ^at wt9 inflating its lungs and exercuftng its breathing apparatus, aud taking the first ?t<\u 1Q vigor* ous existence. A'l the funny papk*"i that wo have seen In this country hitherto ba corn* into the world in the other way?very yQuieUy; they bave been stillborn, in fact?aoA' havo died before one person in ten knew that theg had been born. As the ricty Bill cornea i* noisily it is very probable that it will live, \ Thi McCijcm.an Sworo Fran Again.?AMt bookkeepers, bank cashiers and aocountanto are in the habit of using the cabalistio letters E. E. in squaring their acoounts, which means "Errors excepted." But in furnishing oo* account of the McClellan Sword Fund, whom an error occurred in the substraction, we dil not use the oabalistio symbols referred by and hence there was no reservation. How ever, we may state that, with the deduction of tbe suns sinoe withdrawn and published in another column, we now hare $692 1# remaining, errors oorreoted. If General Ms Ciellan has no objection we will baod this amount orer to the committee o>? trusted with the duty of presenting a teeth mxiial to Admiral Fnrragut. It if the flnl time that anything of that kind has been go! up for a distinguished officer of the navy, rnato* ing so high and covered with so muoh glory ao Admiral FarraguL General MoClellan boo been complimented In various ways, and mmf feel tbat his services are not unappreciated* He has b?en presented with a handsome hoaoo by hie friends; be got tbe nomination for too Presidency, and be received a very large pop** lar vote, though a minority one. Under toon circumstances we are sure tbat be will not oka I jeot to the fragment of the eompliment IntendoA to be paid to himself being transferred to q brother offieer of so mnch merit as Admiral Parragut. I Tur Governor Elect.?Much curiosity Is ftytt among all sorts of politicians to know who! course the Qovernor elect will take in regorft to making tbe various appointments witbin bio gift This is tbe business of the politician* But the people are anxious to know what bo will do about tbe State taxes and fiaanees, tbo State canals, tbe State militia, the impending draft, tbe city railroads, tbe lobby and otbefj corruptionists, the incendiary press, the rebala and rebel sympathizers harbored in our mida^ and other matters of extreme publte moment. These are the topics which the people hope to see satisfactorily considered and discussed fcy h<s incoming Excellency, and he will be wloo if ho take this bint and prepare himself la tins. Tbe Bamxrbit Law Parsed bt thi Hooao?? An Urgent Cai.l Upon thb Senatb.?We bar* already announced tbe passage of the Bankrnpt law by tbe House of Representatives. It io now before tbe Senate, which body passed it ol tbe last session, while the House rejected it by one vote. The Senate should now pass tbe bill without delay. It is particularly necessary tbat it should become a law at this time, at II may tend to mitigate tbe evils which tbe do? rangement in the currency has oreatod. U paased promptly, the business community will be spared muoh of tbe injury which unwloo financial legislation will inevitably entail. Lol the Senate pass tho bill without delay. Bark GcrtVaS* Chait Afkor*. Holm an' Hoi*, Mas*, Dee. It, 1804. Tbe bark Qertmds Chaa", from Baltimore, with a < of coal, staves and trenails, of and for Portland, oo a low point of tbe Waal Cbop jestardajr, aad rei ashore at tan o'clock this mornlna. She is tight, aad wff b? got off after lightening ?hn tba wtad i Ffawa frasa Cairo. Caibo, Dm. 18, ISM. The steamer Darling, rroos Memphis for Cinolnnatl, bs* passed op with two hundred aad flfty alas bslM of eolta^ The Belle of St. Louts brought thirty bales of nottoa. Several sttamers are sground at Crawfsrd's aad paints on the Mississippi, and will probably be I Hasistka?tu Mayoralty Blsetleas. Bostok, Dee. IS, IMA. Charles Rsblnson Oaloer was sleeted Mayor of Charts* town yesterday by 878 majority orer Mr. Stone, the prfc sent Incumbent Both gsntlemen are republicans. in Newburyport, George Jack man, the recast Mayse^ was rsslsetsd without opposition, lie Is a democrat Vlre at Buffalo. Bornuo, N. Y , Dec. 18,18M. A Ore at two o'olock this morning destroyed tbestOi vstor of Charirt W. Evans. Ths ??risrin of theSrelb unknown; bat It Is ?upr*>?M to bave been aocideetal. M caiigbi in tbe drying building attached to the eleva IjOM bsavy. The Iiuatoa Rank Kiateiasat. httmnn. Use. 18,IMA Tbe follow ing Is tbe weekly statement of the eooOl tlon of tbe Bonton bankp ? Capita eatork $n,8M,c I .nan* aud discounts 44 lOO.ff K??e. le 8 3A8 r I lie from other banks 11.04I ^ Due to ntber banks 8.806,8 I>ep SIM ?J.m,8 Clrenlatlen MM/ Deotls oE Major Olbba. Bostoi, Dm. 18, IMC Major Olbbe. the well known landlord af the OrawlsrO House, died at his residence, In UtUelea, H. B? ysOsh Las* Disaster. ToaAtrvn, Tlsa II, ISM, Tbs staamsr (Isnrge MoOatt was wr?at?d ysitardsSk .aear BewaaatUi^Md OateUllHO