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NEW YORK HERALD.
JAMKtt C.OttUO* UfcNVETT,
LD1TOR AND PROPRIETOR.
)FUCB M. w. CORNKB OP PULTON AND NASSAU ST?.
U in air \.V\I1 No. 17
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BROADWAY THEATRE, Broadway, rear Broome
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NEW YORK THBATBjS, Broadway, oppodte Ner York
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TMEATRF FRAXOAIS, Fourteenth street. near Sixth
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RICHINOS' ENGLISH OPERA COMPAXY. Olympic
theatre, Broad wrmjr.?Do* Pascals.
BAN PRINCISOO MINSTRELS 5W Brovlwir. opoi?lte
fhe Metropolitan Hotel?It ru .it brnioriAV iiXTi-arai*.
?sata, Hinqiho, Dakouia and Bcklujuaa Blacs i'ojr
a? Arnicas Bauit Troupe.
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tbiotibs, BuKLM?t'?A Ac.?J ace Cadb?CurDta-LKoa?
MAjtaoaacAa Ballxt Tboupk.
TONY PASTOR'S OPBRA HOU4 4. 301 Bowery.? OoYIJ
?ocaLitV?Nkobo MiHtTRBLAT. BAM.tr Dirsarisii*e*r.
Ac.?Saunas Anions, oa Yamisx Tabs OS A Frolic.
CHARLEY WHITE'S COMBINATION TROUPB. at
MachaBtct' Hall. 473 Hroalway?Is A Tasistt op Lioin
ati> LaughtBLt BotaOTAlsnsim, Co an dr Ballsy. A J.
Tst 1'iMax'a oatu. or tub Ioiot op Cillabsrt.
HOOLErs opera HOUSE, Brooklyn.-ETnionas Mix
ere ri.tr. Ballads and Blk league* A Nigui or Ad
rsuture.
THE BUXVAN TABLEAUX, Union nail, corner of
Twenty-third street and Broadwray.?Nonxn Mirhor or
Pii.urik's Phcxikjus?Sixty Maohipicrst Seism.
NEW YORE MUSEUM OP ANATOMY. 61S Bro.idway.?
Hrad akb Right Arm op Probst?Thr Wasuinutob
Twixi? WoKDBRa is Natural IlmoRr, Sense* and Art.
Lbctl-rbs Daily. Open from 8 A. M. till ID P. M.
Now York. Thursday, January 17, 1 HUT.
shu viws.
EUROPE.
By the Atlantic cable we have ? news report dated to
the 10th of January. The Americans in Tans entertain
the owner of the yacht Henrietta at a banquet to-day
(January IT) In the Grand HoteL A number of the
American yacbt men who took part in the ocean race
lelt England yesterday en route for New York. The
Russian Mmister In Vienna gave a dinner to tho Greeks
resident In that city, at which he toasted ?'Ihe welfare
of Greece." In France the Orloanlst and democratic
members of the legislature have united under M Thoir
in opposition to the Cabinet. The American ch -bin
Rome is to be removed from the city limits with the con
sent of the f'ntted States Minister. There is n very
heavy deficit in tho budget of I'aly.
It appears as if Napoleon really intends to despatch a
powerful trou-ciad squadron to the Gulf or Mexico, with
the view, it is ea id, of protecting his army transports
from attack on tho part of the native republican filibus
ters when engaged in retiring Ihe French troops. Wo
arc specially informed by mail that the Imperial Cabinet
has been assured that each a movement is contemplated,
and that in order to make certaiu of its utter frustration
the Admiral in command will drop Into the United
States porta and communicate with the French Consuls,
ao that they may call the attention of the American au
thorities to "suspected armaments" if any are being
made in the waters. The passages of the Bahamas
channel are aim to bo subjected to this naval inquisito
rial notion.
Tho Mo'oow Oatefe states that the event* which have
recently laiton place in th* Danubian Principalities, ob
literate the treaty of 1866 and "relieve Russia from tho
onerous conditions imposed on her" at that time. In
this announ?.'ment, and the attitude assumed by the
Papal government towards Italy, tho politicians of the
Old World rt! trover tho exlatcnoe or two "war olouds."
Consols clorcd at 90?i for money in I.ODdon yesterday,
United States Ave twenties were at 72'i in Loudon and
at 72 in Parl< yesterday. The Liverpool cottoo market
was more active with middling upland at 141?d. Bread,
stuffs steady.
COEORE39.
In the Senate yesterday the House amendments to fho
Nebraska and Colorado Admission bills were concurred
In, and both bills now go to the President. Mr. Sumner's
resolution relative to th* coolie trade was reported back
by tho Committee on Foreign Relations, and agreed to.
Mr. Grimes introduced a bill declaring the admiral to bo
the ranking officer of tho navy and for other purposes,
which was reterred to the Committee on Naval Affair*
Mr Fessenden gave notice that he would introduce the
Tariff bill on Monday. Tho Tenure of Office bill was
theu taken up, and ponding its consideration the Senate
adjourned.
fn the House the hill Introduced by Mr. Stevens for
the reconstruction of the rebel States was taken up, and
a lengthy debate ensued between Messrs. Paine, Bing
bam and Dawson. The Legislative Appropriation bill
was then taken up. The clatL-c appropriating $10,000
for facilitating telegraphic communication be!w en the
Atlantic and the Pol itic Mates was alrickon out on the
ground thai the Company had failed to flit their con
tract Other amendments of r.iin'dr Imp rrtauco wcro
niade, alter which the committee arose and reported Ihe
bill. The House noon after ndjoorned.
THE LEGISLATURE.
In the Senate veeterday the bill to prevent frauds in
th opening and laying out of streets was reported upon
favorably. Notice wns given of Intention to introduce
bill* to encourage telegraphic communication between
New Yoik and France, and lor improvement in Clinton
street, Brooklyn. Bills were introduced to amend the
law rcHpoc tug the powers and duties of Stab- officers
and amend-ng ihe laws relative to marr age. Ihe latter
provides Unit ail marriages of puinut* end children,
ancle and ulece, aunt and nepliew, broGier and si-tor,
full or half blood, legitimate or illng.tlmate, are to be
considered iuce3tuons and void.
In the Assembly the Putnam county contested sent
case was taken up, and the ?e*t now held by Loul* H.
Gregory, democrat, was awarded to Stephen Baker, re
putdican. Bt'ts to amend the Rov>*ed Statutes relative
to depositions, and to amend section Ore of the General
Railroad law wore reported. Notice was given of ini-'n
tlc-n io Iniridueo bills for* railroad from Brooklyn to
Coney Island; to regulate the ?a'e of tlcketa, checking
of bn^ga^c and conveyance of Leigh I on ceiUin con
?acting railroads; to r di.ee faros on the llarb m and
Hod ton Btv'-r Ru.lrooda; to extend railroad tracks
through Lexington avcrtuo; to lognlze lotteries ant
petie.es in ihe State, and to create a commission
for the p rpo>-c of rjpply.ug the rlly of New York v. 1th
gas Rills *rre introduced to establish a metropolitan
district euu board of whs n o# and piors; autbori/.ing
the Tluru Avenue Railn>ad 'o e tend their iracli; to
puni<h bi beiy ana cor. ;?tion, and to amend the game
taws.
the city.
In the Board of Rdccatlca last evening the presldeiit
announced the commti ee of the Board for the preeeut
year.
Thomas Daresy, one of ihe crew of the yscht Hcn
rietU in the great ocean race, has returned from Hotnh.
auipton, and gives a m si Inier-evlug a^n, of ,h.
voyage on board the winning ve vol. Them wrro no
lives lost on irnord the Henrietta, as prev iously fportnd.
Mr. Cote, the scaond other, was sw^.t par;,f ov..rh
but by hotfing renuoulv on to th0 p nftin)0f
the main-ail with on# hand was eventually rescued.
William Bennett was kn rk. J on tho hevl with a
musket by a wan named MoU.iaur, in the f rm~i i W- j
room, at 41 Mott street, on Tuesday, and Inpirod M.
veroly that bis life Is considered in danger. M M.inm
made hie escape.
The Freeman oase, In the Court of Cunm ?n Pleae,
era* continued yesterday. The sction w *4 brought to
recover damages lo tho amount of f 10,000 from Zed ok
Street for the alleged enticement of a wife i. m her
husband. The defondant rebutted the evidence r>: the
plaintiff, and obtained a verdict In bis 'svor. Tho Court
lieo ordered an allowance to defendant of 92->0.
In tho **?? court a motion was made to vacate sn
^junction which was grant* t to the Broadway and Sev
Mth Avenue Railroad against the Hudson River Rail.
Mad Company, to prevent the latter company from lay- i
N* a traek through Warren street to Broadway. The
motion was denied.
In ilia dupreiM Court, Chambers, yesvorday, Mr. Jon.
fb* U. Barnard dsctdod (hat |fc# suite apw pending
uiainst Beujaunu F Butler, In this city, may be taken
to the Untied stales Court for trial.
An appeal front a judgment tsiue before tbi Supreme
Court, General Term, yeilfMVi lu regard to some bonds
stolen from Wui. White in this ciif, 1? 1882. The de
fendant bad received the bonis for negotiation In the
course of trade; tbe thief has never been discovered,
and the plaintiff seeks to recover the value of the bonds
i$3,000) from the defendant, Parks, who had effected
their salo In other cities
Philip Catlaher has been charged, before Commis
sioner B Us, wtth having illegally removed a quantity
of whiskey from a distillery on William street before it
had beou Inspected by the Collector of Internal Revenue.
Uls examination will take place to day.
Julius Caulktna, master of the ship Energy, accused
before Commissioner Osbora of cruel treatment towards
one of the seamen, named Dwyer, was discharged yoste r
day. John Mensch was brought before Commissioner
While, charged with having committed perjury on tho
trial of a man named John Stewart, Indicted in the
Circuit Conrt on the 10th Inst., ror having sold counter
felt money. Some evidence having been taken, the
examination wan adjourned.
la the kartne Court yesterday, before Judge Gross and
n jury, the casa of August Bosse va Adolphe Burgh?an
action for nlloged assault and battery?the jury rendered
a verdict for tho plaintiff for $130, with $23 extra allow
ance.
Tbe stock market was dull and heavy yesterday. Gold
was strung and excited, and, after selling up to 1ST,
closed at 188
The upward turn In tbe gold premium yesterday
caused quite a general reaction in commercial values,
and nearly all kinds of merchandise and produce were
held st firmer price*, though in many cases buyers did
not respond, and the markets on tho whole, though
firmer, were quiet. An advance of about %c.
was established on cotton. Sugar and ooffee wore very
firm, but rather quiet. Petroleum Ann, but quiet
Naval stores quiet, but very steady. On 'Change flour
was dull of sale, but unchanged In value. Corn and
oats were heavy, rye firm, pork somewhat higher, beef
and lard very firm, and butter and cheese rather quiet,
but steady.
?I8CELLAHX0VS.
Our Valparaiso correspondent, under date or December
10, ?ays the rumor of an alliance between Spain and Braxll
was not credited. The nows was current that the protest
of Peru to Brazil against the secret alliance on the Plate
river was to be returned by the Emperor without an
answer. Our correspondent was Inclined to think that
Cape Horn was the destination of the allied Chilean and
Peruvian fleets which had sailed from Valparaiso under
Admiral Tucker. It was supposed to be the Intention of
the Spanish commanders to blockade the allied repub
lics with their fleets, which were to be heavily rein
forced. President Moiquera, of Colombia, had ordered
the seizure of the arms and munitions in transit across
the Isthmus of Darten belonging to Peru. Moaquera is
stigmatized as a toady to the Spanish aristocracy, and
the Valparaiso papers stigmatize Mr. .'award in the same
tertna.
Advlcee from Vera Cruz to tba 10th inst. are received.
| Maximll'an wae in tho valley sick with the fever.
I Another detachment of Fronch troops was to embark on
tho 12'h inst. Secretary Seward lies addressed a letter
to Minister Romero disavowing tho occupation of Mata
moros by General Sedgwick on the part of the govern
ment. Mr. Romero had received official information of
the occupation of Guadalajara and Aguascalieutes by the
liberal forcer.
A report la being industriously circulated In New Or
leans to the effect that General Sheridan has been in the
habit of endorsing letters of marqne icsued by Jnares to
prey upon French commerce, and guaranteeing to the
holders of ibem the right to lit out to New Orleans and
bring their prizes into that port. The ?tory baa been ctr
| culated b the lrtende of the rebel Colonel Melvor, who
wae arrested by Sheridan some time ago, as the leader of
tho Knights of Arabia. The Congressional committee in
?eld to have found oat the facts in thnir recent Investi
gation of the rtota
In the Toronto train yesterday John Rogna and Wlb
Ham Baker were tried by Juries composed ot Americans
end Canadians equally, and found guilty, but were
recommended to mercy. Daniel Qulnn was found guilty
and Jamea Spalding was acquitted. An Individual claim
ing to have been private secretary to Jaoob Thompson
end Jeff Davis wae In tho Jury box.
Mrs. Cockburn, the mother of tho Solicitor General of
Canada, was burned to death ya-terd*y in Cohouig, C.
W., her clothea catching Ire while aha wan standing la
front of a grata.
:* The President ban approved the bill postponing tho
payment of claims of loyal owpore of oolored volunteers.
Tho Maine, Minnesota and West Virginia Legislatures
have ratified the constitutional amendment. Tho Indiana
Senate also ratified it yesterday.
An affray occurred In Chve Gulob, Montana Torrltory,
on the 14lb ult., in which four men were killed end sev
eral ethers were wounded. Twelve of the survivors were
arrested by the vigilance committee. Claim Jumping
wae the origin of the light.
A man named Chauney ,Page bad a difficulty with
his wife in Valparaiso, lad., recently, when he shot and
killed her, then murdered her mother, end Anally beat
an old man end his daughter to deaih with a poker. He
is still at large
The democratic members of tho New Jersey Legisla
ture held a caucus on Monday evening and nominated
John P. Stockton for United State Senator.
Miss Mary J. Thom|ieon, the daughter of a deceased
liquor merchant of Cincinnati, and the mistress of a
prominent builder of that city, named MoGlaugblin,
was beaten to death witb a poker by the wife of the j
latter yesterday. Rage at finding that her husband and |
Pisa Thompson were on too intimate tertna waa the j
cause of the tragedy.
"Hevwlutiena Si vrr (to Buck ward*"?Presi
dent Jshnies's Impeachment Inevitable?
The Plan.
The revolution which wan precipitated upon
the country by the Southern rebellion of 1861
to not yet ended. Tho struggle is still groin#
oil villi the old Southern oligarchy and their
Northern democratic sympathisers, defeated In
the war, and it will be carried through. The
gieat Union movement of the war will run its
course. The grieat issues settled by the wnr
will be esUblinhed ju the government. Th?y
nro under Sf momentum trhioli cannot be
rcsU'cd. All impediments which block the
wuy will he removed. It la the law of all
revolutions. This la only history repeating
itself. So It is that no preordained event in
human nff'jjrs iy more certain to come to pass
tlion the impeachment and removal of Preei
dent Johnson from office. This thing will be
done because it has become a necessity to tho
consummation of this revolution. Congress
has no alternative when the suspension of its
authority over tho rebel States for two yeara
yet to como is morally certain under President
Johnsou.
i We are just now in the position of England
after tho war between the Parliament and
King Charles the First, when, from his refhge
among the ScoK be was delivered np to the
Parliament for trial. There were at that time
in U?o Parliamentary cause the independents
and the Presbyterians, corresponding with our
radicals and conscrv tlvs of the present day.
W'o know, howevur, that Cromwell and bis
radio its nehiered thJr grand design in tho
condemnation and beheading of the King, and
that tho Com toon walth was next established.
This is one parallel to our preacnt si tuition;
nnd there Is nnotbor equally striking in the
history of tho great French revolution. Fo
f?r as bis continuance In otBoc is concerned
the pioscnt position of Mr. Johnson is bardl
botUr than was that of Louto XVL, when in
his aiiflmpUHi escape from the republican
authorities he was captured at Varcnnes, on-3
hundred and fifty miles flrom Paris, and brought
back to trial, to condemnation, and at last to
the gnillotine, alter some stormy debates be
tween the Jacobins and Girondist*, Urn radicals
and conservatives of the convention. As It
was with that convention so It Is now with
Congress?the radicals hold It, and the con
servative*, to save tbouutelveg, will be cm
polled to go with the current, or politically
they will fii'l like the Girondists. Aud why ?
Because tuch is the drift ol thlj revoi.'tiou,
and it will run its course.
Iho House, as a grand jury, will iti pcaah
Andrew Johnson of oertain tlhigh crtiue? end
misdemeanors," and the Senate, upon this in
dictment, as a high court, Chief Justice Ch we
presiding, wi'l try him, oondema him and re
move him. Before the close of the present
Congress the impeachment will be made be
fore the Senate, and with the new republican
accessions to the body which will come in
with the new Congress in March the Senate
will proceed to business. The first step will
be the election of a President of the body,
who, under an existing law, will become
President of the United States in the event of
"the death, resignation, removal or disability"
of Andrew Johnson. Senators Wade, Trum
bull and Fessenden are each named as likely
to secure this position; but, as Mr. Fessenden
is intellectually and as a practical statesman
the first man In the Senate, he will probably
be chosen. Next, with the opening of bis
trial, President Johnson will be suspended as
disabled, and the President of the Senate will
be assigned pro (em. to his place. After Mr.
Johnson's conviotion this new Executive will
hold his position until a President shall have
been regularly elected by and returned from
the people.
It is probable that with the removal of the
present incumbent a call for a special election
will be issued?say before the end of May?
and that General Grant and Admiral Farragut
will be the republican ticket They will, if so
placed before the people, be elected by accla
mation, and in the meantime three-fourths of
the loyal States now constituting the govern
ment of the United States, having ratified the
pending constitutional amendment it will
before September next be proclaimed as part
and parcel of the federal constitution to all
intents and purpose*. Then, having an
Executive chosen upon- this platform, he
will apply it to the outside States as
the supreme law, adopted without reducing
them to the test of dishonor as they call it, of
condemning themselves, their associates and
their leaders in the rebellion, and leaving them
free to choose whether they will give the suf
frage to their negroes and count them in count
ing their people for Congress, or lose some
twenty odd representatives by limiting the bal
lot box to the whiten. Then the Supreme Court
will be reconstructed from fresh materials; so
that we shall have no more expositions of the
law according to the constitution as It was be
fore the deluge.
Thus the essential demands of this great
revolution will be met, the government in all
its parts will respond to the voice of the people
as represented in Congress, and the States
wrested from the late rebellion will be recon
structed and reinstated upon the pending con*
stitutlonal amendment. The fire-eaters of the
South and their allies of tha North will b?
thrown out and will disappear with the dead
Issues of the past; tha rump of the old demo
cratic party will bo buried with the old whig
party, and the polities! parties of the country
will be reorganised upon the new Issues of the
now epoch which will begin to dawn upon
the country with the removal of President
Johnson.
Tka Law mt la|warbMr*U.
The tew of impeachment* dtpaodi upon the
provisions of the constitution of the United
States and upon the principles and practices
of England so far as the tetter do not conflict
with those of our republic. It maj be well to
cite the prorislons of the constitution on this
subject. 8ection three of the first article de
clares that the House of Representative* shall
haws the sole power of impeaobment. The same
section declares also that the Senate shall hire I
the sole power to try all impeachments. When
sitting for that purpose they shall be on oath
or affirmation. When the President of the j
United States is tried the Chief Justice shall
preside, and no person shall be convicted with
out the concurrence of two-thirds of the mem
bers present. Judgment In cases of impeach
ments shall not extend further than to removal
from offioe and disqualification to hold and
enjoy any office of honor, trust or proQt under
the United States. Hut the party convicted
shall nevertheless be liable and subject to
Indictment, trial, judgment and punishment
according to law. Section four of (hesciond
article declares that the President, Vice resi
dent and all civil officers of tbc United Stutcs
shall be removed from office on impcscbnii-nt
for and conviction of treason, bribery or other
high crimes and misdemeanors. Section two
of the third article provides that the trial of
erlmcs, except in cases of impeachment, shall
be by jnry. A sketch of English principles
and practices on the subject qf impeachment is
r^iven in the Manga] prepared for the use of the
New York Legislature for the yeai
One fact slated in this sketch Is uint an
impeachment is not discontinued by the
dissolution of Parliament, but may be resumed
by the new Parliament. And this may be
quoted as a precedent if it shall appenr neces
sary to impeach President Johnson previous (o
the meeting of the next Congress, on the itb of
March.
Impeachments in this country, with perhaps
the tingle exception of the iinpoachment of
8enator Blount, of Tennessee, bsvo been those
of jndpe". The President, however, as well as
the Vice President and all civil officers of the
United States, is constitutionally liable to im
peachment. In England, on tho contrary, this
liability reaches no higher than to tho Ministers
of the Crown, not to the monarch, whose per
on is sacred. The precedents, then, which
rule in the case of a British Minister can be
observed, so for as applicable, in tbc impeach
ment of our chief executive. It is clear, for
instance, that British Minis to is have been im
peached and tried not only for treason and
bribery and other high crimes, but also for
misdemeanors; and among the tetter huva
been counted maladministration of public
affairs, abuse of .treat offices of trust, snd even
snch errors in judgment as have led to measures
contrary to the will nnd welfare of the nation.
Blunder* have been condemned *s political
crimes, nnd, In fort, their cnns?qn<noo9 have
often proved filial. II the noble Earl of Straf
ford could be impeached for being suspected
of intention* to subvert the fundamental laws
of the realm, the Duke of Suffolk for neglect of
duty as an ambassador, and the Earl of Bristol
for giving counsel against a war with Spain in
disregard of the wishes, the sense of honor nnd
th* Intervals of the English people, why, it is
dsked, may not the vetoes of President Andrew
Johnsou, in couiraveutiou of the popular will
as expressed by tho majority of tho Congres
sional representatives of the American people,
his indiscrim nalo exorcise of the pardoning
power, and the counsel, or at least encourage
ment, which ho is alloared to have given the
South to icjoct the constitutional amendment?
why may not these aud other similar acts of his
be construed into "misdemeanor*" that render
him liable to impeachment and, on oonviotion,
to removal from office ?
On whatever grounds the Impeachment of
the President may be opposed it is idle to
oppose it, as some of our contemporaries fool
ishly do, simply because, as one of them inti
mates, Mr. Johnson's term of office will expire
within two yean, or, worse still, because,
acoording to another, London and Paris
journalists?most of whom are still proverbially
ignorant of American affairs?'"look upon tho
contemplated impeachment as a perilous pro
ceeding." The journal which urges this silly
objection talks wildly, too, when it adds
it has "no doabt that 11 persisted In our bonds
now in Europe will be flowing back upon us in
millions." It forgets that whatever ignorance
the foreign press may betray on this point,
yet, thanks to the intimate social and business
relations of immigrants to the United States
with their friends in the old countries, the
holders of American securities abroad appre
ciate them too highly and are too fully enlight
ened as to the practical working of American
ideas, the character of our people, the pro
digious resources of onr vast territory and tho
real strength of our government to be alarmed
by the success or the failure of any party and
temporary movement They know that the
manifest destiny of the American nation de
pends upon the fate of no single citizen, be he
private individual or President.
Thad Stevens, Mluion Cninerou and (Icreraw
Urnrr on the Political Hltnntlon.
We published yesterday the remarks of
three prominent public men on the political
issues of the day. All three were Pennsyl
vaniane, nnd they spoke on different and im
portant public occasions. Stevens spoke in
the House of Representatives on the bill to
udmit Nebraska, on which the broad question
of what constitutes a republican form of gov
ernment was discussed. Cameron made an
address at Harrisburg, on being elected United
States Senator, and Governor Geary, on tnldng
his office, delivered hia inaugural speech. There
was a remarkable unanimity in the views ex
pressed and tone of these addresses. All were
decided in requiring constitutional guarantees
before tbe rebel States should be received
back to a full participation in the govern
ment. All maintained that there could be no
true republican government where a large
portion of tbe inhabitants (meaning the nogrqes
of tbo South) are excluded from the suffrage.
It is dear, then, that the leading men of
sylvania are in aeoord on the questions of ttis
constitutional amendment, the reorganisation
of tbe Southern Statea and on giving the suf
frage to the negroes. We have no doubt they
express the views also of the statesmen and
people of the other loyal States.
General Cameron made a characteristic
speech in returning thanks for the honor of
i>eihg chosen United States Senator. He aaid
be should not forget his friends and would for
give his enemies. It is known that be has
always been true to his friends, and we believe
he will continue to bo so. But has he not de
generated from the haughty and stern charac
ter of his ancestors, the Cameron* of Loohiel,
when lie says he will forgive his enemies f It
is said of one of 'hem that when he was con
fessing to tbe priest on his dying bod, and was
told (hat he must forgive all his enemies before
he could be wafted to heaven, he replied that
he would forgive all but one, whom he named,
one particular enemy who lived over tbe moun
tain. Tbo priest being inexorable in enforcing
this necessary condition to salvation, and the
old Highlander perceiving he oould not get
over it, at last consented to be forgiving him
self, but at tbe same time exclaimed with an
oath that his son should never forgive.
Aboard Ideas el (lie tmpeai-hiuM>i Movement.
The Guropeau papers scorn to be altogether
iu tbe dink upon the question of President
Johnson's impeachment The London Tin**
in particular i-ff-cts to be grievously distressed
l??t the impeachment shoul 1 demolish the con
stitution and government of the United Stato*
Some newspapers at home, who ought to t >k?
a more intelligent view of the suVject, talV
pretty much in the 8*m$ absurd way. Now
(he fact of the matter is tha' there will be verj
little trouble about it, and it will not turn the
country from the ever} tenor of its way. Tin
President, assume, will be impeached
and removed ; General Grant and Admiral
Farragut will probably be elected after a short
lapse of time to the offices of President and
President, Mr. Johnson will soon be for
j gotten, Hhd tbe affair* of the country will go
on in their accustomed channels, prospering
and to prosper.
The English press foresaw in the late rebel
lion the downfall of our government and insti
tutions, beoause, perhaps, the wish was father
to the Jhonght; and they were greatly aston
ished to find that ws put down the rebellion
and preserved tbo government But they will
be more astonished at the result of this im
peachment business; tor it will not in the least,
affect or Imperil our institutions. It is a curious
and entirely novel episode ia our history, It 1b
true, though not without precedent in France
and England; but it will eome, go sod be for*
gotten without impeding the prosperity of the
country.
Ttt* WrsiTRN Union Tkuwrato Mornpoi/r.
Tbe official statement of tbe Western Unioi
Telegraph Company shows that tbe grosi
foco'pts for the single month of Novembe
reached five hundred sad seventy-one thousand
dollars, the net earnings out of which amounts
to nearly a quarter of a million. These en or
mons profits are securod by tbe heavy rata
charged upon messages, the company havlnj
shut out competition by buying up all oppotinf
lines. Tbo press, which suffers more than pri
vate individuals through this monopoly, will
probably before long construct Independcn
telegraph lines for newspaper business, bj
which a saving of fifty to seventy-five per oen
in the cost of reports enn be made. These linei
will be opened for the transaction of prlvati
business as for as practicable, and as they wll
convey messages at the lowest possible rates
thoy wiil destroy the present monopoly and
insure better attention and morn reaeonabli
charges to the public.
A BallrooA Flffct.
The difflonltiee between President Vaader
bilt, of the Hadson Hirer end Harlem rail
roads, and the new directors of the New York
Central hare resulted In an open war, which,
from the characteristics of the men engaged in
it, promises to be carried on with unusual bit
terness. The announcement is made that the
Hudson Hirer Railroad Company will, after
to-day, only sell tickets and check baggage
orer their own road, and will only recognise
tickets sold at their own offices and by their
own agents. The meaning of this is that
persons trarelllng West orer the New York
Central road will be carried only to East
Albany by the Hudson Hirer Company, and
will there be compelled to change cars and
hare their baggage rechecked to their destina
tions. The same rule extends to freight shipped
orer the road. President Yanderbilt puts the
termination of preriously existing arrange
ments between the connecting roads upon the
directors of the New York Central, while they,
on their part, claim that those arrangements
were apjnst to the stockholders of their road,
and that the demands of Yanderbilt were out
of the bounds of reason and justice. Howerer
this may be, the publio hare an interest in this
matter that should not be overlooked in these
railroad squabbles. The Hudson Hirer and
Harlem roads are in winter time the only ter
mini of the New York Central, and they are
both under one management. It is not right
that the people, who grant the charters to these
companies, should be made the sufferers by the
quarrels of unfriendly boards of directors. If
the difficulties cannot be adjusted the Legisla
ture should step in and see what can be done
by legislation to remedy the eril. The present
quarrel shows the necessity for the speedy con
struction of a road on the west side of the
Hudson, connecting with the Schenectady and
Athens road, and making an unbroken line
orer the Central to the West. Such a road is
demanded for the convenience of shippers as
well as travellers. The great trouble with the
Ilndson Hirer and Harlem roads is the laok of
sufficient freight houses and docks for the re
ception of freight. With a road terminating at
Hobokcn or Jersey City this want would be
supplied, as all the dockage could be obtained
that might be needed for the accommodation
of freight. It would take but a short tim? an'i
a comparatively small amount of eapit*;* 1 to
build and equip such a rood. .
An Astounding Proposition.?Sherman
of Ohio, presented a petition in the Senato 0?
Tuesday asking Cong-ess 't0 prohibit any per
son addicted to the us', of iQtozi(.atlllff liqu0l.8
from holding office under the United States
government. Tb'.g la the first proposition yet
made for the KoUil abolition of the government.
If this law were to pass it would be equivalent
to dissolute- for we would not have a soul to
admiqJeW or execute the Amotions of govern
tP^nt; and on this ground we are most de
1 cidedly against Mr. Sherman's proposal.
" TT
The Excih Law and the Liquor Dfai-vrs.?
It ia rumored that the Liquor Dealers' Associa
tion have resolved to send half a million of dol
lars to Albany to secure the repeal of the
Metropolitan District Excise law, which has
just been declared constitutional by the Court
of Appeals. We have no doubt that this argu
ment will prove efficacious with onr legislators.
They ought also to send one hundred bottles
of old proof Bonrbon to each member, and
especially to those who profess to be tem
perance men. Tbe law is faulty in many
respects, and with or without these considera
tions, should either be materially modified or
unconditionally repealed.
Conhistbncy.?Congressman Raymond mvlc
his first speech this session in the Ilousa of Re
presentatives on Tuesday last, on the bill for
the admission of Nebraska as a State in the
Union. He declared hunself in flavor of Bout
troll's amendment, which was Adopted, and of
all the principle-;, embo jl*a in the measure, and
announced his in^r.non of voting against the
bill. Jr "
THE EXCISE LAW.
Arrmla In llrooJtlyn.
The following nara?<l liquor dealers were arreetod v??
teiduy by th? police of Ibe Wpjiera iltalriot fur vMati in <
of the Rxcise law, and their case* were dtap , vd of by
the police justice* ye.terday ?Jiuno* Rfiley, Patrick
Qui g lev, James ?n i Jitus-, Kip run, arrc !cd
brine rorty thirtl precinct poltco; iln:d g.)9 n il, Tb"
iuso r.idrtdgi, and j.ihu dini'.U, arr.uioj by tha forty
fourth precinct pniic?| flned $30. tViiiiain (iluntirr, Ve ?;
Net York. ?rro.t-d by Central 0(0 ? Fquad; case St
louroert. .Ininee Itoland, corner -of ftllh avenue and
Twentieth struct, and J.ihtj Williams. corner of Fifth
aven e and Tweuty-third Mreel; flusu $30 envh. John
Warner, MM Atlantic stroet, arror,led fur oponing pic
lio'i. e at half-past twelvo on llimdsy niitlit, came up [->?
?lamination l*?f?re Ju ?ice Dank ley. Werner ,.,j .q
a trial id hi* ca-'? be ore a Jury. Jara^g ".'"oneinan. c,<r
nor of lomoterce and Voo Drum a,i<-d $lo.
triai.o i* mi: lu-notr.
August Kunow, proprietor ol a restaurant and liquor
saloon in frankl.o street, (Ircoupolat, ?*? yesterday
j tried before Justice Deiiey and a Jurv. under'the totir
(ecutli section of the Excise law. It appcered In evi
dence that the defendant was arrested on wnndty morn
ing last, on a charge of not having hi., saloon c.lectualiy
cl?-?d according to law. It was pro-.od on tho pari of
the defenoe that ibe saloon was onlv uwwi on ?hst day
aa a diDlng mom for regular bourdfftf, and Ilia' no
Honors were exposed for public s il.i and none war* sold
After a brief consul tatiqa the jury acquitted the pri
?oner.
Samuel Mills, a liquor dealor at Orempolnl, ?u ar
ry^nM bqtep t^y wasJust toe. cbarg-d wi*h uprn'ng
li s place o( twain'-** on Monday moru'nr befuro day
light, contrary to law. Tb# defendant raided ginlty to
the rbar-e, but stated that ho was milled by Snperln
lendcnt Kenned*'a order postponing the enforcement of
the iaw until lllA 16th. TTlfB order, which appeared in
the Hihald, wna lianJed to the Justloe, and after read
ing it his Tlonor de. Mod thai it was c d uiafd to mislead
anybody, and therefore suspended Judgment la the oa*?
of the defendant. f?L~
Mretlsg ef Ike Breekljs I.iqwor Dpalrrs.
A meeting of the Brooklyn liquor dealers was he'd
last night at the rooms of Jams k FlUharri*, No. ?6A
Fulton street The object of the meeting was to take
measures to ofTbrf the parage of tba amendment br tho
legislature to the pre-rnt Excise law. It was cjntended
by seme of the liquor dealers that the iaw itself was not
only harsh and objectionable bnl its art ruin titration by
Superintendent Kennedy mede It suit more obnoxious.
It was believed there would be little or no difficulty In
jjgvlttj many features of the law mmlUied. The restric
tion! In reglld to the hquri of opening and cloving were
thought to bo part ion lasiv harsh, u well as the
power of the polloe to walk Into a public houae, arrest
the proprietor and lock him op in the station honsc.
The better way. It waa held, wnnid be to serve a 'era
moos on eny man who violated ibe lew, to appear at
court on a day specified. The aucgtlon of oloslng on
Sunday was also alluded to, ana some of the dealers
thought this section ought to bo modified. After come
further discussion Mr. John LangstilT was chown chair
man and Mr. Kelldp, Secretary. It was then resolvod In
cntt n public meeting on Friday evening, and a com
mittee wee up pointed to engage a room.
HEWS fm HEW ORLEANS.
Nnw Oblsass, Jan. 16, 1M7.
Bonator Roberts and Repraeentatires Hrunch ami ( hit
ton, of Texas, arrived here from W >tb|ugion and will
romnin a fbw lays before returning to (heir constituents.
Although thev have received no poet live assurence Of
reeotjstrwjilon they exnrees themselves hopeful of an
early adjustment of all difficulties.
The report sent abroad that Governor Wells Is In dan
gar or asaaseitieUon creates the most profound astonish
ment. Ivon the Oovernor laughs at it.
The United States District Court ta in saaalon, and quite
a number of lawyer* have hewn admitted t* practice
uuder the recent decision of the Supreme Court.
The l/Mlslature will meet on Monday next Tt la
generally b'llcved that a State convention will be oalled
to frame a constitution, whereupon tho people will have
another opponanlty of expressing ihetr opinion by
ballet II le claimed thla will settle all dtAonlUaa grow
ing out ef the pretended State convention of 1M4 to
legislate for the Stale.
Among the paseengnrs ea lha Concordia, which
arrived to day, M Mr. Lane, United MateeCeneul at Vera
C'rua.
MEXICO.
SKOAL TELE (HUB TO THE HEIALf.
Maximilian Within View of tho C*rkftl-1A?
.HlwUa of Ueawil NheriAu'i Chief Qnar
termnater tn Texas?What Oaee It Mean V
N?w Obliam, Jul 18, 1887
The steamer Concordia, from Vera Crua on tho 10th
inet., arrived here to-day.
Tho only Item or news that la of much interest con
?lata In the announcement that Maximilian had reached
the valley of Mexico. He la reported to be atill awk
with (ever and obliged to pat ap at the hacienda de la
Tela. It la expected that he will take up Ula resideaee
there far aome time
Another detachment of French troop* waa to embark
at Vera Oru* on the 12th I net
D. L. Lane, United State* ! Consul at Vera Oru a, haa
arrived by the Oonoordle He return* home for the
benefit of hie health.
The mimIon of the Chief Qonrterauatar to Texaa la te
make arrangement* for the certain end apeedy tranaport
ation of aopplloa to the now porta which have been **;
tabliahad on the Texas frooUer, end for enpplying the
troops Id the new position which they will tak- as noo?
on convenient after the rrench troops ahall beve left
Mexioa.
The medal oral 17 miaelon haa bean Intrusted t?
General Marntt, not Fonqrth.
The Seixnre ef Mataaietee by Geeeral fialfi*
wick Disavowed by fier Bevemeiat Pi.
del Beyert ef the Capture el ttaadalalaia
hy the Liberate, dec.
Wawinotox, Jan. 18, 1MT.
The fallowing letter was addraasad by Secretary Sew
ard te Minister Romero on tho lTth of December:?
8m?I beve the honor to acknowledge the reoetyt ef
your note of the 13th of December, hi which yoe allude
to a late proceeding of Genera' Sedgwick in taking pan
session of MaUatoroi and holding It for a daw boo re. I
have to lnrorm yoe, in reply, that tho preoeedlng ef
General Sedgwiok waa net only without authority from
this government, but la understood by thte department
to have bean in violation of tho orders of hi* military
superiors; tbst as soon aa it came to their knowledge the
proceeding was disallowed and oountermanded, and that
General Sedgwiok was thoronpon suspended from
command and subjected to discipline. I am
unablo to write with precision upon tho anhteet
for want of full Information, but I think there
is sufficient ground for believing that General
Sedgwick's error was committed under pressing imper
tunliles from person* residing In. Matamoroe amena
ble to tb* government of Mexico; and that hto In
discreet proceeding was regarded by him as favorable te
that government, instead or being injurious to it or likoly
to give offence. I avail myself of this opportunity te
renew to you my assurance! of tho highest con.Gderartsm.
WILLIAM H. SEWARD.
To senor Don Matias Romf.ro, he.
The Mexican Minister received to-day a ropy of the
following official roport from General Froano, confirm
ing the capture of Guadalajara ty the national forces of
the republic:?
Vbarxas, Dec. 17?8 A. M.
Citizen J can Bpstakanti, Governor of San Luis Potosl:?
Iikar Sir AND Estsemk? Frirnd?I have the pleasure to
inform you that 1 havu received the hsppy intelligence
that the city of Guadalajara has been occupiod by Gin
oral Iguaclo Pnrr* who lirst obtained a victory near
t. at city. This I'ntell g?nce has boeti sent to General
Miguel Culsca. 'who enclosed to me tho official report
and tho uianr.eeto 4 or tho victorious officer. Pleas*
transmit this t>y oxpro^s mossenjpr to Saltlllo and Moa
Verey, aud you are authorized to Bond a copy '_f_ this
loiter. Yours, 4c. G. fP'"' ? ?*
M>ToarAi,A, Dec. 27, 181?. - '
Mr. Romero also offieial intelligonce that tho
? -y or Aguascaliontes .\j occupiod by General Cornea
Pertugual, of the republican army, on tho 26th uIL
The Rfmavnl of the *? fnrwngw ?
HiiM Against ?He Brl* Banco.
Sx\ Faxscitco, Jan. 16, 186T.
Scnor Oodny, Mexiran Consul at thla port, baa io
csived intelligence that tho scat of the govornraoat of
the republic of Mexico urat removed from CW
liuahtia to Durnngo on December 10, and would aoon bo
l wioif'ti in y.arrtt
Tho Mexican republic, through their attorneya, have
commenced a suit against the brig Bascc>??>"??? fo
ment or the bonds glvoit by the Captain to Co onel Oaa
I ton de Artoia the time tho vessel was captured off Capo
MTheU<rnited Stales aleamer Saransc arrived tofay
from Mazatlan. She ieft in that port the United Statoo
steamer Sttwanec and tho rtemmor Continental.
The French (tagsblp Victoria wa? at Saa Blaa January
2, and expected to leave Tor Acapuloo at soon M nawn
was received of the arrival of r rench troops frooa tho
oily ol Mexico.
"?AIRE LEGISLATURE.
BalWraliea of the tonetltolloool A
?ral-Thi! RrranairarHoa qnootloo.
Auui'MTA, Ma, Jan. Id, WW.
The Senate baa concurred with tho ac'lon o. tho 1
in ratifying tho conatltotlonal amendment. Tho voOo
was unanimous. In the discussion that took plaoo tho
speakers were unanimous In declaring thatthe proponed
amendment did not go far enough; trotthat JWoo bed*
an advanced position, and was In fhvor ofgiving tho
colored man equal civil aud politioal rights with tha
WSo^^Boynton laid on tha lablo thafWlowing roMUh
tlon, with a preamble, expressive of tho
loyal peoplo of Maine reapeottng tht roconatraotloo oi
the laio rebellto s Slates*- ^
Resolved, That theoo States ihould ?"*
under the aulfi-rily of the CoogreM ?f the United ataw
throoja the actum of the loyal wople <>'Jhova ?"?***
e-ssatr lnws that full* gu?--utee ,.nd r'ire the lull omat
of ibc.e ?nwi pri-qudt. to all the people
hold I mill.rul from trul'Oj* thereU nerere wm
eroper t? iiithh them to represenmltoa to tho general goo ,
ornmtP* of the United States. "*
WEil VIBGIW'A LEGISLATURE- J
Itntlflcntlon of the C'uantUaliaaal AtMondaeaf.
Wniiiui.u, Vh, Jan. 16, HOT.
The West Virginia IxgUlaturc Uai ratiQcd the ooastito
;i?n:ii amcndmouL The vote in the Houao on it* pno
sage stood *8 to 11.
HWtNA LEBISLATUtt.
KatlAcnlloa of the t'onslitntlonol Amendment
in the hfimle.
IxoiavavoUB, Jan. 16. 166T
The joint resolution ratilviug the conjuiutionai ameniF
nwni jNiMod I he -onate to-d.y by a sir ft party vote of
ayot la. uay* 18.
M'NNESOTA LEfoSLATUAE.
The Amrndinvot Untitled by Both lloosoo.
it. Pact, Minn., Jan. 16 JJP*.
The House y.alerday ratified the CouaUtntiquei atoend*
to oat t?y a vote ol to ?o (J, 1 "i eenstq ^Wtj paraad
the resolution hj a vote M 18 to 5.
MAllYLARO LEflSLATMff. _
Ax* ?."olc, Jan. 16 186*
Tho Hist# Senate <V>mmltiet on Eicd'on' reported urnA
Dr. Ohr irad.cal), u. nWr irr>m Alleghany, tflB not
duly elected, and that tadm.ci "pn'C* (ooaservativci wan
entitled to the neat The report was made the older fo*
the dav for next Tmvday.
B lli liouser. met in conrenirn to choose t united
Slates Senator. Th" voir w the same as yesterday;
therefore there was no clec'ioo. Another vole will bo
tukf*D liMBiHrmw on tto* SusAjuoitjuoa Boom b?li| wb oil
was repo.lod In tho .-.onair.
The bill io call a state convention was umond^d In the
lloutc y tq yrvlllhU 'he Leglda'ure from paying rov
smatiCipa ted-<1av?d. * ,
An amendment is pending to inToasd the 1ePrl**n'*
Uon in iho House from twelve ?noill counties by on#
member eocb. This matter wltl'm dtveusred to morrow.
ALAIAWA LEGISLATURE. ""
Wos rr.ourtTv, Jan. 16, l*d?
There was n quorum in both Houses of iho LorMeturn
to-day. A resolution has been adopted to ex'end ton
?es.ion beyond the constitutional limit of thirty days.
ARKANSAS LEGISLATURE. \
! T,i*rr<r. R-sm, Jan Id. lid7
Both house* of the Arkansaf l/'stslaturo have pawed
I ? hill reducing the Stafo ??v ?<>,
bill providing fbr the support of illadWod roi"|er?ard fev
supplying them with arMdcfl jintbd, ***
supiiort of widows and orphans of drceasod soldiers.
THE SENATMIAt COWTEST ? AEJITOWY.
FniMui'ur, Ky., Jan. 16, 1867.
The LegHdnturo voted lwice to-day In Joint a??s on fo?
United Stnloa so^tov without reeuM. The uet rote wao
?? follows:-DaVlf, conservative. 88; Powell, >'?"oerM,
W- 1'rail Union, 4d; Harding, comervatlve, l?i Hhm,
m x|| three partioa hold a caucus to-nighh
i ^^Jletinaulebad Keotuckians are pfesdhC
XZJZXXZ ?* ?sst"LiSTn."
'illI: ni. ??.. MS
rather deerondeot; Uio conaervMlvos hoi .hemeeKea In
""?I |? be Joined by eilUer of the other part.es.
~T11A?L?T 16 C HCIIIIUTf.
Crrcwnn, Jan. IT. 1I8T.
A terrible tregedy occurred here last night, the detalln
of which are not fully known. The victim Is Mary t.
Thompson, a daughter of Peter Thompson, a well known
Scotch liquor merchant of this city, recently <le
oeored. Miss Thomp'on was the mtstreaa of VTIIllana
McLaughlin, a promi 'snt builder of thli o'ty.
The wife of McLnughlln v ent to a house on R-JrviUtww
J. ' r\M. .wm and found bar hmhand and Mian
m?ou In -ed togetliar. which so eura-.od her that
aim srlxad a pokor end infle U-d wounds upon Mien
TmfllSn Urn. ca-sed her death lu aNxhouro.
mrhiinia wefft mttdi fftf I hwly burliil, but tit
authorities (TO* w,n<1 "r adhlr, and an inquest Is boing
held on tha bady
DEATH IE CAPTAIN PAZ AM. UIITII IT ATI! WIT. ,
Hawrowr, Jan. Id, 1#*T.
tantala Samuol Haxanl, of the United Slates Navy,
Died la this city yaoterday morning

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