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JAMES C Oil DOM BSS\GTTt tun OB AND FBOITJK.Qa. vvrto* n. j. corner or Fi'ltov and NA.-tflAff f?T8. HTE DAILY HERALD, pi.tl.thed rtcy day m A9\<ear, Fcta cents per copy. Annual subscription price, $14. NO NOTICE Ukea of anonymous correspondent* Wa Ac not return rejected communication!. JOB I'Kl.STING pf tvery deterij>ti?n, Aim Stereatyp *tp?md Hnffravuy, matly and promptly mteuUd at Aa <Md rate1 Tclunr XXXII. Akl/.UKMBNTA Tiila AFTERNOON AND EVENING. auum> T'l2^TwK' Broad war. aear Broome ?atairata, taa Woimirai Scamf?Cixdasklla. ? ifntet'-BiM oaT?!^TS.' Br?*dW*r' ?Pp0,il* ** Tork ImuuVrigua Theatre, Broadway.-Tna (M>I>w(IRTHM HALL. B? Broadway?Pbovbmob Harts Hts Mibacum?Tu* lie ad in rua" Aim? Tsta la Diva Bascav Taioa?I'hotscs. BAB rR4IfCI30?? MIM tCRRl.! W aowtVt. Ae Matropalltaa Motel?la vaaia hrmoriAX Karuru?. #TFTH AVBN17R OP :RA MOPdR, *?*. J en! 4 wM. rwanty.foarth street?Oat rriv A Cair ^r'i Aallai*> Bo*i-KaauE3. Ac?Maw. "IS^ba7b?S5^^S'm A"a Ac. T.ta 1lkai.ii hutcAMP Unlaw. M?Une? at 2,'u o'Uii* A. 11 ? 1^ VrV ^ ? 6^?Ta?'n^aoL'?c?,lti,^,"",^J? C?*r< M A J f0?IWAe^? ''ARK TOKAIRR, Brooklyn? iko;?^ or AaiBN-a-TH. Ocban Ya.ut Bacn-Uoon ?ok mai*TK kW. rrr'* "?l'sn- "rooklyn?Ytiiiopias Via WoS?rxA i,e,,?W?-A llumu. iutr COO PUR INSTITCTR Fialith etiret.?DlL If vie <nn'? fu.caT?ata? LEuroaas o? liaat-TM. " FI??W 7.ZR\,??*aU* ?r ANATOMY fill Broadway ?<L^n Wight Arm or I'soior?Tiim Wahhis.t.iv Tvias?Woidkks IX Natural Distort, ivi?ic/Z a?t Luctobu Uailt. bin lit,? r A?iT tiii iuP M TRIPLE SHEET. >ew York. Thursday, February 7, I NOT. fan viwa. EUROPE By -I""' *! tele/rrara through the Atlantic cable, dated in London on the 6th Instant, we have ? description of , the scene which was presented in the House of Lord? ?n the occasion of the opening of Parliament by <Me?ii Victoria, with a report of the unusual If ?ot omlnoua manner in which the royal ooriege waa received by the peopio oa its route from and return to Buckingham i'aiaoe. There waa not a eheor given for the Queen or Prlaoe of Wales, but load ones for roform. The military end pel ice were chaffed and bantered by a crowd "ripe for in MJtiteC," and It waa said that on the 11th Instant the Reformer. would ohow the Queen a procession "worth seeing." Great preparations were being made ma this important reform demonstration. 1'bo affairs or tbe Baal are aald to be more complica ted, particularly in Sarrla, Conatanttnople and Egypt. Onaaote were at ?0 Il-lfi la London oa tbe 5th lost. tn ?be evening, which la the latcatdate reported by the cable, w the Newfoundland telegraph llaeawera "not working" yesterJay. United States five-twenties were at 72 7-lfi tn I-oadon. The Liverpool cotton market closed irregu '*? ""Ml inactive Breadstuff* wera downward.' Pro TtMotLt dull and quiet. By mail we have vary Interesting details of our cable despatches to (ha 83d of January. Tba compilation *,,0?"?k f?Hth the comment* of the leading journals of France and Knglaad am Napoleon's reform meauru, ? oetains matter of much Importance. COROJtZM Tn Ma Satiate yesterday tha Military Com.n ttea ?* ?r rted Mr. Wiiaoa'a bill for the temporary increase of the par er army ofll rare. Bills were Introduced amend '?f the ad granting tends to the State of Kansas, firing Ota Malarias of the Judgaa of ?h? Supram-< Courta In the reTilortaa and niag tha tima for choosing eleotam of i-nwdeai and Yiee President. Mr. Dixon, of Connect, w.at, ofivred a bill wbieb he intended aa an amendmen t w? Mr Wade's ooaatltutional amendment The bill to ^agtitele tbe tenure of office wax then called up. and, *?ier rvaxtdaraMa diacuaeion, the House ameogmvnt m -iedtag Cabinet officers among those who cannot be re utorau without tha advice and consent of tha **aate was 4 ?agreed la The 8?nai? soon after adjourned. In tb? House the bill amendatory of the art* respect. !"? oopyr.ghta was paiaed. The Ind.au Appropriation btB came up as uaflaikhad bueineer. and. after somesns. asaioa, waa recommitted, with instructions to exclude an appropriations not uece>aary to carry out treaty stipulation.-!, or maintain Indians now in the custody of Ut > Liilied Htataa. Various exocutlva docuuienta wero iwasootnd. A largo number of bills, reported iron 'he < Vmooitee on Military Ailhiru, were ?U.-;K?ad of; being mustly of a private or personal character. Tba Mil to mgwiaic the ctvll service of the United -Ut?s was thru ?akea under oonstderattoa. and, after speeches on the ?t.eject fro to Messrs Hubbard. Woodbrtdgc, Jenckes and o'isnr*, it was laid upen the table, by a vole ol 72 yeas to M naya Mr. Stevens, from the Joint Co.umittee on He nouairticllon, reported the Mil to provide for the more MUrtent government of the Insurrections y State!, wh ch ?reota each Stale into a military dlsUict. to be Cow mended by a brigadier general. A synopsis of the bill wac given ?everai days ago. Mr. Steven* intimated that be would probably demand a vote on it to-day, an J tbe Mouse soon after adjourned. THE LEGISLATURE li? the -enate, yesterday, a bill for a r* troart Iti Clinatoplier ?od olhftr street* was repuriej. Numerous bills of ft private or local character were Introduced, and the Mil amending thft law relative to aaving* Itauka *?< pftv??. The Mil raking the salaries of the Tax Com WiHOtoocra waa orderftd to ? third reading, and tha trill mealing tha oooimLndon on plan and wharvo* In New York waa referred back to ft apodal committee The .Senate men adjourned. la the Aawmbly ? bill waa reported to aupply Brook lyn with watur. Bills wore Introduced to regulate the storage of petroleum; to aupproa* obscene llteratnra. au.lk. prevent obatruetlona id lb# streets. The resolu tion# apponting a committee to tneuaiignln the manage meot of the canals were adopted. The Mil for too b-iuw protoctioa of female employes In New York waa jwveed Tim Assembly eoon after adjourned. THE CTTT. At the regular meeting of Ibe Board of Education Itet men tug, the 1 manor Conitpitleo reported that the appropriation* for school purpoaea for the eutront year, aooording to tbelr eaUinato, will be $U,21t,OU0 Ibe re port ?? adopted. The cum tu miration of the Pol Irs Commissioners, I* reply to interrogatories of th? LegWlature regarding the mum efeottva manner of preventing nil* la this city, especially them ef an incendiary origin, la published la our columns thta morning. The m.un aug.eeiloa lo for a chanK" in tha presem mode or appointing a lire narwhal if dear t R. Anthony haa resigned hi? position a* Vice President of the Snn Imuran e Company. The ncrlp. holders contend that tbe company sh-rald go lute ituine. diftte liquidation. Woi k ww commenced on the Roadway aerial brldto yesterday, at the corner of Fulton treet It will <>e completed in about four weeks. ibe Iter. t. C. Fletcher last even ng delivered an later rating lecture at tbe Dutch Koformed ehnrak, Twenty stith at reel, en "Two Thousand MUea V p tut Amweoo." There was a large aud appreciative audience present. Itie I uWlgllTl ooraniitteu charged aith invaatigating the ferry aysiarabeld tUelr Brat meeting at Ibe Brook lyn City Ball yesterday, when sevsral promioent etttaea* made known their oomplatnw agaiuft tbe ferry oom pant*. .. . r - ibe ?ei >ud grand temperac w meetlaa ef tba Plymouth Temperance Society ??< hold lest even'ng la Plymouth church, Brooklyn. MnA George Hall, Lansing Tajr> lor, nad others eJlrosfd the mooting. The Coroner'* tnq'rst on the body or Ant McGlcnnon, a white w inau whose nose wee bitten off by a negro, and who died uuder the influence of chloroform white a new nose wan being ilted to her face, at Bellevue Uoep.tal, on Tu"sday, liaa resulted in a verdict tn ac cordance with the above facte, no blame being attached to tlie hospital eurveona The evidence for tho proeecutlon and the defenco bae ringed in Ibe case of Brown, Steele and Mills, who have boon charred before Commissioner Oaborn with forging certain paper* relating to the pension of Mrs. Bridget McArdle. The summing np of the tontimony by counsel on both sides Will take place on Saturday next. William Brown waa charged before Commissioner Stllwell yesterday with having sold counterfeit fifty cent stamps to the amount of $100. The evidence against the defendant waa thai of a detective to whoa the former dtepoeed of the forged money. The further hearing of the cane wee adjourned tilt the 14th Instant Yesterday Commissioner O-born discharged Mi Bar rett, of Fulton street, who bed been accused of retaining and opening a letter addressed to John F. Barrett, of tJ Bookman street, end left at the former address through the negligence of the letter carrier la the absent* of the defendant The Commissioner said be had no Jurisdic tion la the raae. Judge Ingrjham sat for a short time yesterday la the Court of Oyer end Terminer. Peroral prisoners were ar raigned for different offences. The Court will sit to-day for the trial of criminal cases. A motion waa made yoetorday In the Court of Com mon Pleas, Chambers, before Judge Daly, for e new trial in the case of David M. Freemen vs. Zadolc Street, which was decided adversely to the plaintiff at the last trial term of tbis court. The readers of the Hmsun will recol lect that this suit was brought to recover the sum of $10,000 from the defendant fcr tho alleged enticement of piaintitTs wife Irom his care and protection. The stock market was heavy yesterday morning, but afterwards becara'i firm. Gold was excited, aud closed on the street at live P. M. at 138bid. Tho lowor price of gold yesterday n* compared with the day before rather disturbed the views of soino of tho beldur* of merchandise, sod toe markets were no! so firm as a general thing. The fact that w? are to have a good stlfTTariffbill enables holders of imp rtod merchan dise to obfn n full prices, however, and most of the busi ness was at about tiio same prices that were paid on Tuesday. Breadstuff's wore quiet and he..vy. Corn was firmer. Groceries were mruloratoty actlvo aud firm. MISCELLANEOUS Wo h ive advices froui Jamaica, dated at Kingston on the 18th of January. Tho King-ton Glean r, of tlio 17i'n ultimo, says:?Wo havu been informed that several of the crow of tho Uultod -tatcn atoumorof war Gettysburg, now coaling at Port Royal, have ucscru-d thejr ship and that they have stolen a large quantity of money from tho vessol. Tho police are using every exertion to assist in capturing them. Tbe military court martial waa adjourned nntil Saturday, the loth of January, tn consequence of the indisposition of the prisoner, Staff Assm snt Surgeon Morris. The Protestant congregation worshipping under the ministry of the Rev. Dr. Itradshaw, rector of Port Royal, have determined upon pro\ ing themselves equal to the crisis which threatens the Kpi copal churchsb of tho Island, and made arrangements for maintaining the church by voluniary contributions. The Governor has appointed Major General Luke fcmylh O'Connor, C. R., Fresidont of the Privy Council of Jamaica. We have dies from Antigua, Wost Indies, to the 29th of December, but the oewe lions of the papers are quite unimportant. The Bermuda Ga-dU of January 29 reports.'?Tbe weather continued boisterous all the lost week up to Sunday morning, when we had copious shower* of rain. Since then it has been moderate. The list of veto-is haying nought these islaadi within tbe pa-t seven days for supplies and repairs ar > more numerous than we ever before gavo for tbe same period of time Tbe weather to Che north and west of us has been of longer continued neverity this winter than it baa been fer a number ef yeere. We have files from Turks Island dated on the 10th of January. Tbe Soya! 8'amimrd of (bat day reports: ?The weather continues fine; the salt ponds ere improving. Some twenty or twenty-five cargoes of about ten thou sand bushels, yet remain on band; but ?? more than two months must slips* before the new crop can commence the prolMtbilitf la that a greater portion of this quantity will have been shipped. Priee twelve cents. ' Our Belize, Honduras, advloe* are te the 10th of Janu ary. The Indians were still committing depredations with impunity. although there were three or four hun dred British troops In the barrack*. Sir Peter Grant bad arrived with relofhrceraente, and bad consulted with the Legislative Assembly ea the state ot a'Talra. An article on the Eastern question in our columns thia morning goes to the bottom of the causes for the Cretan revolt, and maintains that the fear of destroying the be'ance of power entertained by the Christian nations of Europe has prevented the release of the Greek Chris tians from the tyranny of the Mussulman. The statement of the public debt for .Tan .ary shows the total debt to be $2,586, T73Mtt>, end the amount of cash In (be Treasury to be $142.428,Ttl. General Grant's reception In Washington last evening was the most brilliant of the series. Cl^lef Juatice Cbaae nlso gave a reception which was very brilliant. The expreoa train from Windsor, C. W., was halted at Kiutpension Bridge on Tuesday night, and not permitted to cross to the American side, because It was belt ml time, the customs officer stating that he had indruottons not to peas any which were not on time. It is staled by the government authorities at Montreal that England has not demanded the rendition of lamt rande, the forger, bnt only an explanation from Prance, which was promptly given. The lMmocratle elate Convention aevmhled in Hart ford yeviecdoy and put in nomination Jarae- K English lor Governor and E. P. Hyde for ldeutorant Governor, and candidates for the other State offlroe. A platform wan also .idopted embracing a series of resolutions de nouncing tbe pnveat altitude of Congress towards the Southern Stems and endorsing the President In hie policy. The I ewer house of the Maine legislature has refused tu amund the laws so a* to permit whim persona to inter m irry with negroes, mulattoee or Indiana Tbe Senate bad previously egrood to the amendment. la the Km u Is gtsleture yeateiday the amendment di ifraiichlsing dislojaiist* and swindlers of the govern ment war adopted by the House. The Senate amended the state sutlrage bill by striking out tbe word " male " The Nevada legislature has under on* deration a Joint memorial aeking that tho Jurisdiction of tbe Btet* m be extended over the Territory or I'teh. The lower House of the LouieUn-i I/*gH)la*ure umuira ously relented the constliutinnal amendmant jesterday, and passed a bill railing e state Constitutional Conven tion. The Negro Suffrage bill wit* advanced to a third n-ad ln>t In the lowor House of tbe Tennessee l-rgtalalure yeatrrday, and wilt probably be passed at an early day, as wall as the l/iyal Militia bill. The returned rebels of tbe Stale are grratly exasperated and It la surmised thai blood*bod will follow tbe first assembling of tbe militia The Pennsylvania Legislature boa ratified the consti tutional amendment. Charles V. Culver, Congressman from Pennsylvania, and .lamee 8. Austin, ca*bier of the Venango (Pa) Na tional Bank, were acquitted in the Court of Quarter Ses sion*. at Fraukllu, Pennsylvania, yesterday, of ooo aptrecy to defraud. The Bribery bill woe passed over the Governor i vet* in the B'ew Jrr-oy Legl-lature yestsrdey. butuphrey Marshall, Magruder, Poke and half a flor a other ex rebel generals are In eeiret convention at lx>uis villei Vigilance Committee* in the Interior const!** of Ken tuvky are said to be making short work of horse thieve* and had characters generally. A desperado Was bung by a mob et Panvllle on Tueedajr. Joseph Haddopp was exeented si Norrirtnwn, Pa , yesterday for the mnrdor of Julius Worbele, in No vember, IM1S. He declared his Innocence to tho last. Th* f'nlted Plates war steamers Gettysburg end lout ca?ter were st Nassau, New Providence, outherOrh of January, The Gettysburg landed Vice Admiral Porter, CIS, and Mr. F. W. Reward and wife, the object of th.ir vim remain og a subject of ankiooa canvass to the people of the Bahamas. Tlie (aacaeter was repairing. A negro man bo* been arrosted in Auburn, Me., for tbe murder 0f two old women there some time ago. He cot raised the d od and implicated a white man as an accempl.oe. A hurricane vented Pine Blalft. Ar*., sad that vMatty "o kriday, causing great destruction of property and lees of id* Thepeopio had te take refuge ? tueegen 9*Ma Tho High Court ?f lnftwhBHl Under the Cwnedtnll?. "But for all that," said Galileo, "the world docs mors;" and Ibis is the key Bote, the great idea upon which this journal was founded and the secret of its sucoess. When, looking care/hlly at the drift of events, the pressure of public opinion and the ne cessities of the age, we first boldly struck out for a constitutional amendment abolishing slavery the proposition was pooh-poohed in some quarters, denounced in others as involving an overthrow of the constitution, and was generally classed with "the Pope's boll against the comet." But public opinion was brought to bear by (be discussion of that amendment until it was fixed in the supreme law of tbe land. In the same way the doubts, the incredulity and ap prehensions which prevailed when we first broached the saving alternative of Andrew Johnson's impeachment are rapidly disappear ing. Journals of all parties and all sections are joining in the discussion. Tbe great body of the people, in having their attention drawn to the constitution, the precedents established and the teachings of history, are already disa bused of tbe fallacy that there is something of that divinity about our President which "hedges in a king," nnd they realise the fact that uuder the powers of the two houses of Congress his impeachment and displacement are us plain a case as the removal of a village posf master. It is a necessity !n a constitutional govern ment that in some department tho ultimate sovcr ignty over all Ihe others shall exist. Ex perience In lingland established tins authority in the Parliament, ovur tbe King, after mny bloody confl'cts, from 1(125 to IC88, wh<*n, uudcr the Priuoe of Orange, tbe subordination of the King, through his Cabinet, to the Coin mons, was established. Thus even thfc gn at nud pow rlul Dulse of Wellington, ns Prime Minister, in coming intojconfliol w ith the Com mons on the Reform bill of his day, found him self as powerless as the weakest of his prede cessors. His resignation iuvolved'the submis sion oi the King to tho Commons, the law mak ing representatives of the people. Our consti tution, framed upon tbe English model, em braces the English system in tho matter of im peachments ; but our9 is more direct and ex plicit in subordinating the President. himself to tho will of thj two houses. An auvcrne vote of the Commons displaces tho English Minis try, and the King or Queen appoints a now set ot ministers, in accordance with the vote, and this ends the conflict. With us the Cabinet, is not disturbed by uu adverse majority in the Commons or House of Representatives; but the President and Cabinet, in pushing their hostility to a usurpation of the exclusive powers of Congress, may be impeached by the House and removod on conviction by tbe Sen ate. Tbe security of the constitution against Congress is in the people and in their election every two.yeaxs of a new lLonso of Represent atives, with one-third oi tbe Senate,by tho State Legislatures. Hence the safely of tbo sovereign power of the government in Congress. Nor does this sovereign power over the President depend upon his conviction by the Senate. An opinion ot Madison is quoted by a copperhead contem porary to prove that Mr. Johnson cannot be suspended; bat we think it proves, it anything, that he can be. We hare had, however, enough of the constitutional opinions of both Madison and Jefferson in their State rights heresies and their disastrou* consequences, as developed m the State rights of sovereignly, secession and rebellion. A terrible war has washed out all those old heresies in the blood of half a million of men. We live in a new age, too, of common schools, common sense, railroads, steamships and telegraphs. We have safely passed the first and severest ordeal of a great political revolution. Certain great Issues have been decided by that final appeal to the bayonet, and iheso issues must now be established in the government, or the parte charged with this responsibility must go to pieces. Andrew Johnson blocks the way. He must be removed or Congress, in the surrender of its rightful authority, will ?hll into disgrace, and the Execu tive, as be she >es till the people can reach him, may be Piesldent or King, as prophesied by Mr. Howard. When brought before Uie Senate for trial" Mr. Johnson, as the prisoner at the bat before that high court, may be suspended or be per mitted nominally to hold his office, as on hi* parole of honor. He will probuhly be allowed I his parole, in view of a short trial and speedy^ I conviction. His cose need not occupy more than ten or fifleeu days. The broad charge of > usurpation and the specifications in reference ! to his assumptions of the law making power | over the rebel States will be amp'.* enough for all purposes. There will bono necessity to lengthen the cast* bv lugging in his famous off-band Inaugural address in the Senate, or the stump speecbe* of his Chicago pilgrimage, or his excuses for the New Orleans massacre, ar his appointment of rebels and copperheads to office, or lib revocation of certain orders of General Sickles, thereby reviving the negro whipping post and iat-or-nine-talls of the obi North Carolina slave eode. Ou the broad igMie of executive usurpation he maybe impeached, tried, convicted and removed within the limit of ten days. Nor will his removal stir up another civil war or set the Potomac on fire. He will go off as quietly aa John Tyler went off from the White House, only to find at the dock that even the steamboat had left him. Our belligerent copperhead organs, there fore, may stop their senseless clamor; the Man-, hattan Club may suspend their boxing np of rifles and baskets of champagne and crackers and cheese for a military trip to Washington; the Hon. James Itrook* may hung up his Chinese war gong; the lion. Horace Greeley and the Hon. Mr. Raymond, poor, quibbling, timid, trembling political leaders on great oc casions, may feel easy; the Millerttes may get on their white cotton robes for the day of judgment; but the Angel Gabriel will not for some time yet wake np old Oliver Cromwell. With Andrew Johnson's removal a substitute will be provided; for there are pcrbapa twenty-five, yea, fifty thousand men In Ihe Ceiled States ready, if called upon, and com petent to take bis place. Take off the official mantle of Lincoln, and the people see that it is only "Andy Johnson.'' | The Recent souihern Panacea I'sr Sale Cheap. A great fh*? Is being made over the pre tended prcmnturo disclosure ot the recent splendid Southern pnnncan, which wss Intended to be kept a profound secret until the Hn??' *1 ould ariiv ' when Us virtues aqd wand< rfhl properties might be mc4* known to aa as tonished world. Dr. Andrew Johnson and those able consoltlng physicians, Sharkey, Orr and Parsons, having met and drily considered the case of the patient and agreed upon their course of treatment, were anxious that it should be submitted to some "prominent Southern gentlemen" for their consideration before being publicly advertised. This is the state ment of the proprietors of the wonderful nos trum. The fact lo that their great Southern panacea was for sale, oheap, soma time before it waa published. Wa were offered the "origi nal" for one hundred dollars, but, not being disposed to invest in quack medicines, refused to become a purchaser. It went bagging at that price and was eventually sold, probably at a heavy discount from the original figure. As many cents would have been more than Its in trinsic vsIm. A Grand Spectacle Preaaleed?The Luteal * Neyelty. Spring la coming, the morning oi the year, when we sit among the renewing flowen and speculate on what the long eventful day may bring us. Everything starts afresh. The opera season prepares its reopening, theatre man agers cast about for novelties, tailors end mil liners rack their brains and new fashions come in, young ladies fresh from school and new to society "come out," new Congressmen make their first speeches, crowds rush to uew spectacles, and pools, in concert with the songs of birds and newly flowing rivers, make new versos about tho newness of everything. But the sprlug of 18K7 is destined to be par ticularly memorable. Heretofore a new opera or a uow star, imported at vast expense, was an event which stirred society and rousod that i male love ot display and excitonamt yhieh has ever been characteristic of human nature. The period known as the Ides of March?a time full of significance and fatal portent onoe?is to present a spectacle such fta this country has never witnessed. Neither the winds nor storms of rain or snow shall bo able to hinder the gefhering of the audience. From the north, south, east and west people will pour into the strango theatre where Law has l^r temple and her throne and where Justice 6its bandaged beside her altar. A man who for two years has borne aloft the regis of this great republic is there to be placed on trial. We have bad great trials, but none like this. A Vico I'r sid iit of the United States has been arraigned, beloro the ordinary tribunals of the country moo of ieorning apd social posi tion have stood as criminals. The records of some Suites contain the names of ften who mere professors of universities, eminent in scicuce, doctors of medicine and of divinity, fried for crimen the most foul and abominable. In clerical scandal Boston and Chicago are ahead of the world. The attempts made by other cities to compete with them in-this species of imputation b?vo tailed. We have every-, where exciting divoroe cases, daring bur glarim, swindling ;tad robberies by the hand e<HOt*t, moat polished and moat unblushing m*n; murders of lasoinatiug interest and diabolical cruelty, such as make up the Sunday reading of a large portion ot our population, while crowds flock to the court room during the trial, happy if Ibey can catch the faintest glim pen of the criminal. The simple fact is that any kind of spectacle * draws," and in this respect our nature is incorrigible. For this reason, then, the extra ordinary spectacle in preparation at Washington wili attract an immense crowd and hold the entire outside world breathless and spellbound. The accused is no ordinary man. He is the, Executive of the will of over thirty miHions of fine p 'ople. Whether, if be should appear be fore the court which will Summon bhn, be shall bend the knee in acknowledgment of a greater earthly power than his own?as did upon a lika memorable occasion in the old Hall of Westmiustcr the famous Warren Hastings? how he shall look and boar himself, how he will be dressed and what words may tali from him, shall all be matters for (ho hiswmn. Then the court, at once jndge and accuser, resem bling so nearly the Freuch Convention, with its Girondists snd Jacobins, its fierce I): ruoTis, Its pitiless Karats, its Miraboaus and Borrihres, Its Isaboaos and Anacharsis | Clootsfi?those typos which haro their coun NierparU in all revolutionary epochs?times when fanaticism and common sen?e meet face to fnce and contend for empire. All these and a thousand other considerations make up the interest of a scene unprecedented la the annals of this country. But the ohiei point in this hnpeaobmmt scene is that it will 1m nothing but a spectacle, differ ing only in kind Irom that of a new opera or drama. Should a stranger from beyoud the sea press through the throng* that will crowd the avenues to the Capitol next month and wit* ness the President's trial, he will be struck by nolhiug so much a< the ease and quietness with which the affair will be managed. The au dience, embracing representatives of every profession, art and soicaoe, the very flower of our population in wealth, intellect and refine ment, will assemble to hear tbe intellectual contest of finished orators, as did the dames and Senators of ancient Greece to bear poets contend ; nothing more. Whatever of national trouble may be in store for mm, whatever revo lutions we may huve to face hereafter, the im peachment, trial and removal of President Johnson shall never be set down as a cause, bat, on the contrary, wili astonnd from its noiseless simplicity, because in accordance with law and the popular will. A Blswltrlis Vlaaaefer tier rev ted, A shoddy evenlog contemporary pretends to put us right In onr views of the effects of a forced resumption of specie payments. We maintain that the only people to be benefited by resumption are the bondholders, and that their property would be enhanced in value over thirty per cent This blundering finan cier argues that it would muke no difference to the bondholders, because they "have always received their interest and tbe principal of their bonds when die, in coin." Now, there is only u little more than half tbe national debt? that ia, one thousand three hundred and thirty three millions?which bean a coin interest Tbe property of the rest, therefore, would be vastly increased. But the argument, if it is worthy to be called so, is not soand in respect to tbe holders of bonds bearing coin interest not being benefited. Why, the merest tyro in financial matters knows that tbe five-twenties which are now selling at a hundred and five to a hundred and six would be worth in effect ht tbo present currency standard thirty per cent [ mere. Property of every description, wages of labor aad everything else would fcll; but (he bondholder, w!?ose bonds to-day would realise only a hundred tbruwand dollars In coin, would suddenly find himself worth over thirty thousand dollan more, because he would be able to realize that much additional in the market. One might suppose that this is M plain a mat" tor, such a simple (act, that a schoolboy cool J understand it; but we quea;ioa if our obtuse and shoddy contemporary can. Oar RalaSteaa With JBaataad. The speech from the throne in Great Britain always and neoessarily commands attention. From the violently excited condition of the political world generally, and from the un settled eondition ef the United Kingdom^ tee If, the Queen's speech has commanded this ysar more than usual attention and been read with more t*1*" ordinary interest. The American public ean scarcely fhil to be gratified with the prominence which is given to the relations of Great Britain with this country ; and we be lieve we but give expression to a feeling which is general when we say that the spirit in which the British government seems now disposed to deal with the Alabama claims will meet om ibis side with a hearty response. This ques tion may now in fact be' considered as vir tually settled. There can ba no serious ob jection to the appointment of an international jury; nor can there be much doubt as to how that ju^r will decide. Besides the compensa tion which crmnoi be withheld, the jury, it may be taken for granted, will agree upon certain general principles which will permanently secure tho freedom of the seas. The Derby Ministry nre justly entitled to praise for the course they have pursued in this matter. Thoir conduct from first to last has stood out in striking contrast to that of the would-be liberal Ministry of Earl RusselL E irl Russell, in truth, belongs to a -past age. His ideas do not harmonize with the swilt marching events of the present times. 1 he course of policy to be adopted in regard to tins Country, as well as other lines of policy indi cated in tho speech from tho throne, encourrge the belief that the British people may find in the much maligned tories more genuine bene factors than they could hope to find in their more pretentious rivals, the whiga. It is impossible, however, to dissociate tho sensible and conciliatory course adopted by the British government iu regard to the Alabama claims from those violent reform agitations which are convulsing the land from one end to the otbtjr. It is manifestly not convenient for Great Britain, with so muoh work on hand aris ing from tho internal affairs of the country, to involve herself in serious complications with foreign Powers. The intelligence which we print to-day relating to the behavior of the London populace en the occasion of the open ing of parliament shows that there is indeed great cause for alarm. Making even largo allowance for the Chilling effects of an unusually dismal day and for the cooliqg in fluence of a perfect deluge of rain, the en'ire absence:of enthusiasm on the part of tho poo pie, who have ever been in the habit of greet ing the appcaranoe ot her Majesty with de monstrations of delight, must be otherwise accounted for. It indicates a state of chronic discontent, which many have been slow to be lieve in. On this her first appearance of the kind, after a great sorrow and a somewhat protracted retirement, the Queen herself must have been impressed with the change. It is impossible, indeed, to exaggerate the excite ment which prevails. The old ties which bound the people to the throne and to the aristocracy are one by one giving way, and it ie daily becoming more apparent that, peace frilly or otherwise, changes are about to be inaugurated in England which will work a new era in her history. It is well, indeed, tor Eng land's haughty and exclnsive oligarohy that their destinies are to a large extent in the hands of a man who is not bound up in the narrow prejudices of their order. Obstruction, there is reason to believe, would have been persisted in bnt (or him; and obstruction would have been their ruin. Disraeli clearly perceives that the aristocracy ot birth, even In England, must give place to the aristocracy of talent and of worth. Nay, more; he has the courage to prepare tho way for the new mid better order of things. Strange, indeed, it is that the prondost of KngiAnd*s nobility should follow the lead of a son of Israel. But so it is. The aristocracy of birth is already yielding to the aristocracy of talent. A descendant ol tbe tribe of Jud? is one of England's ablest finan ciers. A descendant of tbe tribe of Benjamin Is her wealthiest citizen. Gieater changes will follow. Meanwhile let us be thankful that the Alabama claims are at last about to be aatia fitctorily settled. la Mack afa Harrr Some of the republican papers begin to complain of Street Commissioner McLean, because he does not at once remove one of tbe Big Indians of Tammany, who holds tbe offloe of Deputy, out of the way. We hare no particular liking for the Big Indians generally nor for this one in par ticular; but we are not ignorant of tbe fact that they know how to ran the machinery of a city department very well and make pretty efficient officers, apart from their jobbing propensities and political iniquities. We are very willing that the new Street Commissioner and the new Comptroller shall retain the old bands in office, alwsys keeping a sharp eye upon them, until they have themaelvee become familiar with the working and the duties of their departments. When they bare gathered all the inforraatioa necessary from the old employes and deputies they are welcome to throw them aside, like sacked oranges. Bnt we are not so unreasona ble as to require tbe new bead* of the depart ments, who are anxious to do tbolr duty and to do H well, to cast off in a moment all those who are fiuniliar with the business and to ran Uielr ships without rudder or compnw. The Radicate la a l-iarvv. Theri appears Irom our Washington corre spondence to be considerable trouble and flurry in the radiosl eamp on the subject of the im peachment of the President. Some dual re his impeachment and trial at once, so that the ob struction in tbe way of reconstruction and a final settlement of our national troubles may ba removed as speedily as possible. Others are hesitating and doubting and are not will ing to go on with tbe Impeachment unless they can be rare of retaining tbeit own man in the offico until the next regular Presidential elec tion. They are unwilling that General Grant i should be made President and are afraid to trust the election of Andy Johnson's suocemof for the nnexpLred tei.ui to the people. M>? The radicals, in these bickerings and divi sions, are only re-enacting history. It was the sasis with the Girondist# and Jacobins in France, with the Independents and Presby terians in England, and back la' the Boman re public from the days of the Gracchi down to Augustus. But this higgling antf pettifogging will not do at this time. The radicals cannot back oat of the impeachment alter the violent charges they have made, and the people will demand that the trial of tba President shall bo proceeded with at once and a decision arrived at without delay. If the Verdict should bo "guilty," as there appears no donbt It musk be, they will eleok a successor in accordanoe with the constitution, and that successes will in all probability be General Grant No radi cal squabbling oan prevent this result lotteries uS Gift Fetrrprls? In the remarks which we made the other day on this subject we took merely a cursory view of it, and that in the desire to favor a# much as possible the interests of our publio charities. The observations of Judge Ingra ham, in bis charge to the Grand Jury in the Court of Oyer and Terminer on TueJday last, have induced us to look more closely into the matter, and we are now satisfied that the opin ions to which we gave expression are not con sistent with a strict interpretation of the law. Curiously enough we were ourselves the means of eliciting the decision in the case of tba Art Union, on which Judge ingr sham's re marks are based, though having been in Europe at the time it was pronounced it did not occur to our recollection. We give in our is:ue of to-day the judgment itself, in order that all doubt on the subject may be set aft rest. A brief statement of the proceedings antecedent to it is, however, necessary, in order that our readers may have a clear uudc island ing of the points raised. In Decemb. r, 1861, an article appeared ia the Nkw Yoke. Hubald declaring the charter of the Art Union unconstitutional, the prac tices of its managers Immoral and their di version of its funds from their professed objects to abolition purposes illegal. On this an indictment lor libel was preferred against us in the Court of General Sessions, and on a motion made <e quash it Recorder Tilioa de livered an elaborate judgment, in which ha set aside the indictment on the ground that tbs provision in the constitution of the association lor -the distribution of works of art by lottery was contrary to law, and that consequently the complainants bad no legal standing. Ws then commenced a suit in the Superior Court against the managers of the association as a shareholder in a ticket assigned to us for tba purpose, praying that the managers might be enjoined from distributing the property by lattery, and that they AwM be compelled te divide it equally among the contributors. Judge Duet refused the permanent Injunction asked, on the ground that if the distribution of the pictures on the plan arranged was not a> lottery (a point which had not been raised be fore him and on whioh he was not called upon to pronounce an opinion) then the agreement between the association and the subscriber* was lawful and valid and furnished than no ground of complaint. If, on the other band, the annual distribution was a lottery, then the agreement was illegal and void; but this ille gality, though it might enable the subscribers to reclaim the money they had paid, did nod render them the owners as tenants in oommo* of the works of art that the association might hare purchased, nor authorise a court of justico to seize and confiscate the property tor their benefit. If it could be held to be a lottery, however, under the Revised Statutes, the pro perty became vested in the State, to be hy ii distributed for the heaeflt of the poor. Tie matter than passed Mite the hands of the Dis trict Attorney, who oommeuood proceedings ou behalf of the State Aw the possession of the prises. ? decision was given in his flavor and the case was then carried np to the Court of Appeals. Chief Justice Buggies, is giving judgment, declared that it was the intention of the fransers of the statute to prohibit every species of lottery (whatever Its object) thai waa calculated to promote n taste for gambling. " The constitution," it says, "took away from foe Legislature the power of determining whe^ier tils or any other lottery was of good or evil tendency, and certainly did not intend to confer that power on the judicial trlbunalsL If It were to be admitted that the scheme is entirely harmless in its consequences it would form no ground for making it by judioial con struction an exception to the general and ab solute constitutional prohibition." The court, therefore, affirmed the dfokion transferring the property to the State. Nothing can be clearer or mora absolute In its terms than this decision. It is surprising (bat those who bav# conscientious scruples against lotteries should not have availed them selves of it to defeat the schemes that bavo recently been before the public. Some of them, we are afraid, while professing charitable ob jects, havs been got up principally in the interest of individuals. We havs board of enormous percentages being paid to agents, which swallowed up a largo portion of the receipts. However this may be, the whole system must at once be put an end to. Now that the police are In- ? atructed as to the positlvencas of the law oo the subject it becomes their duty to arrest every one selling lottery tickets, whether it be for the benefit of individuals or of public lnsti tuttnoa. We must bavo no evasions of the statute under the Jesultioal plea that the end justifies the means. Charity is said to cover a multitude of sins; but the axiom becomes dan gerous when It is employed to defeat the objects of a legislation based on such soend moral principle#. ? CASUALTY III lAl TiMME. Twe Mne C'roahcd in Death and Several In jured hy If allies Wads* Haiti* ona. Feb. S. 1VST. This morning wane some workmen were engaged la the JnmoliMo* of lbs building lately occupied bv Ucerga C. Ned, for the purpoee of opooing Holiday street, tbc third floor, on which was plied an tmmouso quantity of . brick, and rubbish, gavo way, causing a large portioa of the walla to fall In. The crash created intonse ?ciu> mout la Uio negbtnrtaood. Two men. named Patrick Jenninga ami lUtnctt Fay, were killed, and su athrra injured, three or four of tb*m tarioualg. About th?? Mine lime two years u?. in the work of intending Holiday Hirent, north of Baltltricre street, three m * were killed and aevea wounded in a einnlat inaarw. The uoa tractor*, It is thought, are to blame HYSTERICUS CONVtNTHWK REBEL GEHfPULJ. Lorwrnxn, Fob. % 1M7. A myrterlons convention nf rebel general* At ti< secret ewlon at a loading hotel m Loutsrillo. Among the lumber are Magi inter, Humphrey Waqvti *it. Duke and orqu or eUht clMKS.