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Volame XXXIII No. 103
BAPTIST CHl'RCH, Fifth avenue.-Rtv. J. Howard
Suitii. Afternoon.
Murmcg and afternoon.
Ii. Dl'KN. Morning and evening.
Evan b. Afternoon.
CHAPEL OF THF UNIVERSITY, Washington square.Rev.
Dr. Dtriis. Evening.
COMTE SCIENTIFIC RELIGION, Fifth avenue and Fourteentb
street.?Henry Ei>ger. Morning and evening.
Morning and evening.
DODWORTH HALL.?Spiritualists. Momid; and
Bveneh. Horning and evening.
TRINITV?Kev. S. Q. F. Kkaikl, i>~ D. Morulng w,J
evening. MADISON
D. Ada mm. Evening.
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as A TllKOLOOlAN." BET. cuauncby gil kb.
ST. ANN's FREE chl'BCH.?slrvlgx foe Deaf
Mutes. Afternoon.
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and evening.
UNIVERSITY, Wanhington iqu&re.? Bisuor Snow. Afternoon.
New York, Sunilny, April. 13> 1S0S.
Advertisers should.bear in mind that, tn order
to Insure the proper classification of their business
announcements, all advertisements for Insertion in
the Hkrald should be left at the counting room by
lialf-past eight o'clock P, M.
In ihe High Court yesterday General Thomas concluded
nis testimony and Lieutenant General Sherman
took the stand.
In the course of his examination he was asked to
give the conservation between himself and the President
when the latter tried to induce him to accept
the War Office. Mr. Uut'.er objected to the
testimony, and after some argument the
Chief Justice ruled that it was admissible,
but the Senate overruled him by a vote of 21 to 28,
and the evidence was not admitted. Under this
ruling and similar ones General Sherman was enabled
to give very little evidence, the time he was on
the stand being mainly occupied In arguments among
the counsel and Managers. It was agreed that he
should be called atraln if necessary, and the Court
adjourned until Monday.
In the Senate yesterday the Eighteenth Ward Pub- (
lie Market bill waa pa.-sed. The Erie Hallway bill
was made the special order for Tuesday.
In the Assembly Mr. Glen offered his resignation,
claiming that the Investigation called for by his resolution
relative to corruption of members was not
fairly conducted. A bill for a railroad In Third
street was reported.
The news report by the Atlantic cable Is dated
yesterday evening, April 11.
The working of the new French Army bill, with the
knowledge that "extraordinary and vast" preparations
for war are being made by the government,
creates wldepread agitation and discontent in the
empire. The semi-official journals declare that the
great war movement gives a "pie Ige" of pcaco. I
The Easter holiday season prevailed in London ]
and Liverpool. Five-twenties, 72,J^ a 7in Loudon ,
and 75X a 75K 13 Frankfort
Mr. Woodward, of Pa., Introduced a bill in the
Ilouae of Representatives yesterday to test the conhtltutionality
of questions vetoed by the President 1
and passed over his veto, by providing for a suit on
felgued Issues, to be entered by the President and
hia Attorney General, and to be contested by the
Speaker or the House, the decision to affect the bill 1
finally, either In whole or In part.
We have special telegrams from Cuba and Mexico
of a later date. In Mazatlan and on the west coast
affairs are complicated. Santa Anna is In another
law suit In Havana and claims to be penniless.
General ' i 1< has disapproved of the arrest of
Judge l'ope, of the Circuit Court of Calhoun county,
Ala., by a Lieutenant Johnson, who caused the arrest
because Judge Pope had empanelled Juries which
were not composed of negroes. The General in his
orders censures the lieuteuant, and says that the
Reconstruction acts do not require that all Juries
should have colored men upon thetn, but merely
t hat there should be no objection to a colored man
sitting as a juror.
Evidence Is said to be arcumulat ins against Whclan,
the alleged murderer of DWrcy McGee, and it la con- '
sldered certain that his conviction will ensue. '
In ttie Court of Common PIc:h Chambers yesterday, i
before Judge Barrett, the Gould contempt case came (
up for hearing. Mr. Jay Gould did not appear, and ,
upon the affidavit of the officer who had him in custody,
and who averred that t:e refused to come to 1
New York, the court iMMt an order to show I
cause why Mr. Gould and Mr. Hamilton Harris.
lita counsel at Albany who advised him in the
matter, should not be punished for thut misconduct
alleged against them,
An officer of the Custom House, in the appraiser's
department, was yesterday held to ball before Commissioner
Kenneth G. White In the sum of $6,000, on
a charge of having aided ami abetted other parties
in the importation and smuggling of goods in avoidance
of the duties imposed by law.
Yesterday, before Commissioner Osborn, Joseph
Bloomgart was charged with having, while in the
employ of the government at I^oulsville, Ky.,
embezzled $12,000. the property of the United states.
The prisoner was given Into the custody of the Marshal
for the purpose of being remitted to Kentucky
on the alcove charge. Subsequently counsel for the
prisoner obtained a writ or habeas corpus and cert),
orarl to review the proceedings had before the Coramtesloner,
the return to the writ being fixed for
Tuesday next. Thomas Lloyd was committed for
trial, in default of $10,000 ball, on a charge of selling
or issuing national currency and United States Treas
In the United stated District Court In Bankruptcy
yesterday, In the luatter of the New York Mall
Steamship Company, a postponement of the hearing
in the cane was moved for and granted t>y Judge
Hlatchford for a week. In the matter of the bankruptcy
of Oeorge A. Wicks a motion for a Jury trial
was made and granted, and the trial fixed for Monday
There was no specie shipped by the steamers from
this port yesterday.
The stock market was weak and unsettled yesterday.
(iovernment securities closed strong. Cold
closed at 13?H>
In commercial circles yesterday there was but little
animation, though In some department* of trade
there was a fair business consummated. Prices In
some instance* wure materially changed. Cotton
was In active speculative demand and advanced
one cent per pound, middling upland closing
at 3lc. Coffee wan more sought after and firml.v
held. On 'Change tlour was pa??ai>ly active and
Arm. WUt*t wag in fair deuiaud and Armor, tliougli
no higher. Corn was moderately active and 2c.
higher, while oata were a trifle higher. Pork was
dull, but 8teady, at former prices. Beef was very
active and Arm, while lard was dull, but steady.
Naval stores were tolerably active and steady. Petroleum
was quiet and irregular. Freights dull.
The Diplomatic CoKtuuie aud Alabama
Claims Questions?Nr. Ac!:i:us <?ain? Two
Mr. Charles Francis Adams is likely to terminate
his diplomatic career as United States
Minister at the Court of Great Britain in a
manner pleasing to the Quoen of England,
agreeable to himself, flattering to the American
people and Congress, and encouraging as to
the progress of the great principle of democracy
in that country. By the European mail just to
hand we have reports of tho extremely complimentary
manner in which Earl Russell, in
the llouse of Lords, referred to me ornciai proprieties
and deep toned religious sentiment
observed and expressed by Mr. Adams in his
treatment of the Alabama claims correspondence
; while we learn from the same source
that Madame Disraeli, wife of the Fremier,
had given a most brilliant reception?the first
since the formation of the new Cabinet?in
Downing street, at which the United States
Minister was present, clothed in his own proper
breeches of black cloth and the full dresa of
an American citizen gentleman. Earl Russell,
speaking of Mr. Adams, says:?"I cannot
mention that gentleman's name without expressing
my high respect and esteem for him
41 he did everything which honor and good
faith could prescribe;" "his conciliatory conduct,"
and so forth ; while the Lord Chancellor,
during a very pious peroration of a speech in
reply, observed:?"Mr. Adams has said the
sum of all true diplomacy is to bo found in
the Christian maxim of doing to your neighbor
that which you would he should do to you."
As Earl Russell brought all the Alabama
claims trouble about the ears of Mr.
John Bull and the Queen by his hasty
belligerent rights recognition of the Jell'
Davis confederacy, he is naturally anxious
to have the matter settled as quietly as possible,
and hence accords his due meed of praise
to Mr. Adams, acting a little on the antiquated
diplomatic rule of "caw me, caw thee." For
this reason the testimonial of the Lord Chancellor
is much more valuable to the exminister;
for his lordship?who is an excellent
authority, being "keeper of the Queen's
conscience," by virtue of his office?fully
acknowledges Mr. Adams' advantage in his
pointed allusion to the very essence of the Sermon
on the Mount during the discussion on
privateering, and thus confesses the great
superiority of the biblical training of Massachusetts
over that afforded in Trinity College,
Mr. Adams has made our people more
respected in the British House of Peer3,
and thus gained an important point; but
this diplomatic triumph does not compare
with that which he attained by his
reception bv Mrs. Disraeli, free from the
encumbrances ofta sword and wig and the
tight-laced formality of knee brooches. On
the eve of the great debate on the Irish Church
Mr. Disraeli was most anxious to indicate a
friendly, peaceful purpose and make friends
all round; and hence Mrs. Disraeli arranged a
magnificent reception at the official residence
in Downing street, at which the
Prince of Wales and Mr. Adams attended,
as duly chronicled in the Loudon journals
of the next morning's date. Here was
a very graceful method of accommodation
of the sturdy republicanism of our Congress.
Rigid court etiquette had excluded Mr. Adams
from Buckingham Palace on account of the
length of his pantaloons, and as Congress
would not permit him to shorten them a great
breeches question was likely to be tacked
sn to the Alafcama claims difficulty. Mr. Disraeli,
who notes passing events carefully,
recollected Mr. Buchanan's former trouble
with a sword and wig at the same palace, and
bow that venerable statesman ran danger of
great personal injury from his court dress entanglements,
so he determined that if Mr. Adams
could not make his official obeisance to the
Queen in a citizen suit, the Queen would meet
us half way and afford him a splendid chance
of carrying out the Congressional ride in
Downing street in the presence of the accom
plished wife of the Premier and of the future
King of England. This delicato arrangement
must be taken as a royal concession to our
principles, and it may be fairly claimed that
Mr. Adams has gained a second important
point in obtaining it.
The opponents of the American system c.f
government may claim that the Disraeli people
are not at all particular in the matter of clothing,
its cut, texture or age, and hence that the
zompliment loses much of its value; but this
line of argument cannot impede our diplomatic
progress, and will not, most certainly, alter
the traditional usages of the British Premier.
The Police Htatlon House Syntem.
The facts which we published yesterday,
relative to the case of the poor woman who
was locked up all night in a cell of the
Fifteenth precinct station Abuse, with her dead
infant in her arms, suggests the idea that the
system at the police station houses is all wrong
and needs u thorough reformation. The circumstances
of thin case are certainly very
extraordinary, and exhibit a considerable lack
of humanity in the police authorities who had
to deal with it. It appears that this woman,
while performing the religious duties appropriate
to Holy Thursday in a church, with a
sickly infant in her arms?having probably no
one to take care of it at home?got crushed In
the crowd and upon extricating herself found
the child dead. With the anguish natural to ft
mother she raised a piteous outcry, and was
arrested by the police and htirried ofT to the
station house for committing a breach of the
peace and on a charge of intoxication, often too
heedlessly made by the police. Although the
sergeant, seeing thft state of the case, hesitated
to put her and her dead child into a cell with
vile criminals and drunkards, the captain of
the station, It Is stated, peremptorily insisted
upon her incarceration ; and the living and
the dead passed that dismal night in a cell.
On appearing before the Justice in the morning
no charge whatever was sustained againet the
woman. This is a matter which the Commissioners
should look into. The station house
system is evidently irregular and Inhuman.
Old Rocunoif in a Nkw Ciiahautku?As
peacemaker in tho War Oilicc.
New Rellfitx.
Among the new religions of latest date we
have duly chronicled the progress of Shakerisru,
or Mormonism and of Spiritualism. The
last named development of the religious idea
must have proved peculiarly fascinating t^ a
large number of minds, for at the recent twentieth
anniversary of the birth of modern Spiritualism
its disciples were variously estimated at
from five to eleven millions. The autobiography
of one of the vestal virgins, Kitty and Maggie
Fox, to whom Spiritualism in this country owed
its earliest and most startling demonstrations,
is about to be published, with, perhaps, an appendix
containing the spiritual letters whrh
wore interchanged by one of these "mediums"
and the late Dr. Kane, the Arctic explorer.
The brother of Dr. Kane, by the by, was for
some reason implicitly trusted by the Mormons,
and the United States government once or
twice confided to him a very delicate and important
mission to the Saints of Salt Lake City.
Doctor Kane was venerated, It Beoms, by at
least one of the Fox sisters, the authors of
the table-rapping mysteries at Rochester, as
the latest incarnation of the Deity, or, as the
Hindoos would have callcd him in Sanscrit,
the Avatar of the present age. The letters of
Mias Fox and her Avatar will, perhaps, prove
more interesting than those of lieloiso ur.d
But at the very moment that these spiritual
epistles aro about to be delivered to general
circulation as substitutes for the epistles of St.
Peter, St. Paul, St. John, St. James and St.
Tn/lrt on/1 iht* oiainra oro p?rto!rin? -?
recognition as the united head of the church of
Judge Edmunds and Robert Dalo Owen, a still
uewer religion challenges the attention of
the American public, llenry Edgar, who
claims to be one of the apostles designated
by Auguste Comte to promulgate
the principles of the "Church 'of
Humanity," appears at the Music Hall on the
corner of Fourteenth street and Fifth avenue,
in New York, and announces a "scientific
religion," which the great mathematician Comte
was induced by the married lady whom he fell
in love with, and whom he called his "sainted
Clotilde," to graft upon the barren trunk of his
system of " Positive Philosophy." Miss Martineau
and the other English disciples of Comte
have, with few exceptions, rejected the gospel
according to the " sainted Clotilde" which
Comte accepted, acknowledging the truth of St.
Simon's criticism, that the religious or sentimental
side of human nature is not to be
despised. It must be provided for.
After his love experience, as well as after a
previous brain fever, which left him in such a
state that Arago and Guizot and other eminent
contemporaries regarded him as a "lunatic
philosopher," a great change took place in the
views of Comte respecting the nature and
objects of human life. The first position of Ms
" Positive Philosophy" was that the human mind
in its progress historically and individually
passed through threo stages of development?
first, the theological; second, the metaphysical;
and, third, the positive or scientific. His
second position was, that in the advanco of
knowledge "no longer baffled by the inscrutable
or misled by the imaginary," from one generalization
to another to a comprehensive perception
of the universo as a whole, it pro/?oa<1a
Sn n ka/viiIow Kiaitnrrtlilol afilan mnfKn
matics; the application or mathematics to the
phenomena of the celestial sphere, or astronomy;
the application of mathematics and
astronomy to the phenomena of the terrestrial
sphere, or general physics ; the science of the
phenomena of the interior of bodies or of
molecular changes, chemistry; the scicnce of
the phenomena of individually organized being,
or vegetable and animal life, biology; and the
science of the phenomena of corporate or
social life, which he called sociology and which,
as presupposing and containing all the former,
he regarded as the queen and divinity of all the
sciences. His third position was a demonstration
of the statics and dynamics of social life, ,
or o( the fundamental principles of order and
liberty. Subsequently his 44 sainted Clotilde"
convinced him that he had left a deeper question
than all these untouched and led him to
conceive religion to be the complete harmony
of human existence, individual and collective,
or the universal unity of all existences in one
great being, whom he calls Humanity. 44 This
alone is the genuine end and object of all worship,
and to (his every effort of the good man
should converge." lint as eminent individuals,
Moses, Socrates, Mohammed and others are
manifestations of the grand being, they are
i i? i . A _
euui/it-u uj ;i mgii qir.iuui'u respect. Accordingly
Comte arrayed the formula of an
exalted worship of humanity by means of
homages and festivals to its most illustrious
representatives, lie even reformed the calendar
in view of it and bestows the names of
famous benefactors on the months and weeks
of the year. Thus the preface to his l ist work
is dated the 11th of Ciesar, ?>4, which means
May 2, 18.">2. And it is this new calendar and
this new religion invented by Auguste Com to
which Henry Edgar preached last Sunday in
New York. The IIkkai.d published on Monday
a report of the apostle Edgar's discourse.
Whether the "Church of Humanity" shall
flourish on American soil or not, whether it?
success shall prove that, as Ilepworth I)lxon
thinks, America is a hotbed of new religions,
or its failure that, as De Tocqueville thought,
America Is peculiarly Intolerant of new religions,
we shall not venture to predict. But
it Is noteworthy that, like all religions which
have ever flourished, it may boast of having in
the "sainted Clotilde," as Spiritualism has in
the Fox sisters, and Mormonism in Its
"spiritual wives," and Mohammedanism in its
hourls, and paganism in its Venus and a
long list of goddesses, and the Christian
Church in the Blessed Virgin, nay, as even
French infidelity in its enthroned Goddess of
Reason, what seems to he an indispensable
feminine clement. An appeal is thus made to
the heart and the imagination, and Torn Palne's
" Age of Reason" is still indefinitely postponed.
Tits Impkachmknt Trial.?The proceedings
in the Court of Impeachment yesterday
were rendered noteworthy by the repeated
refusals of the Senate to allow General Sherman
to testify whether the President meditated the
use of force to ejcct Mr. Stanton from the War
Office. This action appears to us very singular.
Mr. Johnson is charged with having conspired
with General Thomas to take possession of the
War Department by the exercise of armed
force If nuccttsary, and when the deltjnce brings
forward a witness to prove that nothing like
force was intended the Impeachment Managers
object to the reception of the testimony, and the
court sustains the objection. So far as we can
see this is simply a refusal to permit the
President to defend himself. Common decency,
if nothing more, should, in our opinion, have
induced the Senate to receive the testimony.
Easter Sunday In (lie Metropolis.
The Christian world rejoices to-day. After
forty days of penitential exercises, fusting and
prayer, the Church flings aside the sombre trappings
of woe and arrays herself in the gayest
and brightest dress, to do homage towards hor
divine Founder, risen from the dead. From
ten thousand religious temples the glad halle1'ijahs
go up to heaven in joyful commemoration
of the event, and Jje fftnoke of ten thousand
censers flouts through the aides of many
a stately cathedral in Europe. The observance
of Raster as a great festival dates from an
early period of the Christian evi ; and although
many of its usages and customs have died out,
yet reverence for the day itself is still deep
seated in the hearts of every Christian community.
The day upon which the festival
ClOOiira ia n mrni* nurlinp 4 lion ilia ftf
March an<l fcevcr later than the 25th of
A^jrii, and is celebrated pow on the first
Sunday after the full moon occurring on or
immediately after the 21st of March. This
mode of determining tho day f.r this festival
was established by the Council of Nice, A. D.
325. The celebration of Easter Sunday in the
metropolis is principally, if not wholly, confined
to the churchos. It is the ambition of
every pastor on this day to have his church
dcckcd out in the handsomest manner possible,
of every organist to have a choir of extra merit
and musical services of the highest character,
of every church committee to look after the
collection and of every lady member of the
congregation to weave together beautiful
decorations for her church. The musical
services at all tho leading churches to-day
promise to be attractive ?nd brHliant. The
details of the programme by which they purpose
to celebrate this festival may be found in
another column of the Herald. Many of the
choirs will have orchestral as well as organ
accompaniments, and the greatest works of old
and modern composers will be given.
The ?yc? of Delaware.
Tom Hood has happily told us of a peacock
that "felt the eyes of Europe on his tail;" but
that peacock and his vanity are destined to
become insignificant by comparison with the
astonishing Karsner and "the eyes of Delaware."
Adjutant General Thomas' testimony
gives us a happy glimpse of one of the
humors of our national politics. Thomas
was once the great man of an hour. Dur-,
ing that hour we see him face to face
with the inevitable bore "from his own
town." There are two thousand men in
the United States at this time who are telling
to every one they meet, with an u.ir of great
consequence, that they were born "in tho county
with General Grant"?so of General Sherman,
Andy Johnson and everybody else. There
are even men who have boastod of having been
born near where Butler was; bo also Thomas
had his townsman to bother him in his hour of
greatness. The townsman foresaw the consequence
it would reflect on him when he went
home able to tell of his conversation with the
"Secretary ad interimHo accordingly
rushed for Thomas' hand; Thomas withdrew
it; Karsnor seized it again, and
again and again, not to be Bhaken off
)>y aiignt etiorts, anu, questioning i nomas
all the time as to what he proposed to do, at
last bothered him into admitting that he would
"kick" Stanton. lie evidently felt that he
would do anything that Karsner desired if
that illustrious bore would only carry himself
off. IIow common, how ridiculous, how humiliating
is this scene in all our public assemblies
where the great men of political manoeuvres
are present! And such an incident is made
part of the evidence to show that a President
of the United States should be ousted from his
? Between Onnrlrw."
On Saturday the great impeachment Managers,
representing the lower House of Congress
before the Senate, indulged a little in that
peculiar satisfaction men take in saying bitter
and would-be savage things against persons
who do not see matters in the same light with
themselves. The remarks they made were
private?strictly private?Intended only to be
heard by others, not answered. Mr. Stevens
expressed h's private opinion of the Senate so
as to be heard generally; but when challenged
to stand the responsibility of it he admitted
Butler's plea, made on his part, that it was
"between ourselves"?a thing of which the
court that heard it had no right to take notice.
Stevens' opinion of tlio Senate was expressed
in a sore-headed growl, the natural outflow of
his disappointment on finding that body not
willing to be bullied and browbeaten into everything
the Managers chose. An appeal was
made to the Senate to admit certain testimony
tending to show that the President's purpose
was not to outrage law in the appointment
of Thomas, which testimony the Managers had
objected to. The Senate admitted the testimony
by a vote or forty-two to ten ; and In
relation to this vote Stevens said of another
proposed appeal, "O, it is not worth while?it
is not worth while to appeal to the Senate any
more after that decision." This growl of disgust
shows the present state of radical feeling;
for Old Thad is the very barometer of his
party?a feeling that, since the Senate is disposed
to be just, impeachment is gone, and
n consequent ill-will against the Senate for
daring to be just.
Unkxpkni>ei> Appropriations and tub
SrBPtrs Fi nd.?Mr. Blaine, of Maine, offered
a resolution in the House of Representatives
on Friday, directing the Committee on Appropriations
to inquire into the expediency of
defining the time and manner of carrying
unexpended appropriations to the surplus
fund and returning the same to the Treasury.
The honorable member must be a wag, and
submitted this proposition as n humorous piece
of satire on the extravagant and reckless legislation
of Congress. The idea of there being
any unexpended appropriations or any surplus
fund while the radical party remain in power is
preposterous. We might as well expect to find
gold in the coal measures as any surplus
money at the end of the fiscal year or during
radical rciga. The resolution was altogether
unnecessary. Instead of there being unexpended
balances we shall find startling deficiencies,
particularly in the War Department;
and the reduction of income by the passage of
the Manufacturers' bill and from other causes
growing out of partisan and sectional legisla- j
tion will leave the Treasury bankrupt. If Mr. !
Blaine did not Intend to be satirical, but was
in earnest, he gave himself unnecessary
Itevivul in AinutieinenU.
After the fast comos the feast. After Lent
the churches fall back, and the theatres, reading
and lecture rooms come again into ihe foreground.
So goes the world. So it was when
the jolly carnival of Charles the Second followed
the dismal reign of the Roundheads. So
it has been from tho beginning, and so it will
be to the end of human history. So we find,
from a glance at our advertised list of amusements
for the present week, beginning with the
night of Easter Monday, the following additions
to and changes in our still continued last week's
nightly entertainments :?
First, the opening, with Dr. Marigold and
Uko P..m.. t\ c. ii i:. r if.
itaio. \4uui|j, ui buv uvu micwcu rcuum^a ui uir.
Dickens at Sleinway Ilall ; second, the first of
fyyr Shakspearlan readings by Mr*. Fanny ,
Kembleat Brooklyn Institute ; third, the pretty
opera of "Martha," by a combination of artists
at the New York Academy of Mnsic, and the
first of three performances set down for the
week ; fourth, a grand operatic benefit by the
stockholders and others at the Brooklyn
Academy of Music to Max Maretzek, on Thursday
evening ; fifth, the return of Mr. and Mrs.
Barney Williams at the Broadway theatre ;
sixth, an "entire change" and some "extraordinary
attractions" in the programme at
Niblo's; seventh, a brilliant and spurkling
adaptation of "La Belle Helene," by the Worrell
Sisters at the New York theatre.
Thus it will be perceived that we are to have
a pretty extensive revival in the world of
amusements with the conclusion of the Lenten ,
season. Mr. Dickens, in repealing the leadings
which he has given us before, will afford a
good opportunity for a hearing to those who
have not heard him ; for many of those who
havo heard him are satisfied. Miss Minnie
Tlauck, Mine. Testa, Signor Bellini and company
ought to have a full Academy, in order
to encourage those enterprising volunteers who
step forward at a venture for the opera when
Pike, Strakosch, the Academy stockholders,
and even Harrison, appear to have given
it up as a bad job. The new "attractions" at
Niblo's, from all that we hear, will be very
fine, and quite a transformation from those of
the Crook. The English rendering of the Grecian
Elopement, from the preparati ons which
have been made by the Worrell Sisters, will be
very apt to have a run, while Mr. and Mrs.
Barney Williams, in their never failing round of
funny Irish and Yankee characters, will attract
their never failing admirers at the Broadway.
We understand, however, that Barney proposes
very soon to bring out something entirely new,
entitled "Andy Johnson's Impeachment," in
which, among the numerous character* to be
given, Secretary Stanton, Colonel Schriver and
General Lorenzo Thomas, in the division of that
little bottle of Bourbon, will be faithfully
represented, likewise the old farmer Karsner, '
with "the eyes of Delaware." And why not,
when we can beat them in New York in this
very farce which they are playing in Washington
Tbe Spring Fanhiona.
The ad rent of Easter and the resumption of
all the gaycties and follies of fashionable life
which were rudely broken in upon by the
season of Lent will give the ladies the first
favorable opportunity of displaying their new
spring toilets. Our lively Paris correspondent
discourses this week on bridal outfits. The
end of March always brings trousseaux prominently
into notice, and around those terrible (to
the poor husband, at least) affairs admiring
groups of young ladies congregate aud
criticise. Among the items of a trousseau
which excited universal admiration
were twelve dozen of pocket handkerchiefs,
twelve dozen of petticoats and a formidable
robe of white gros grain. We sincerely
pity the unhappy partner of the wearer of such
a trousseau if she purpose always keeping
her wardrobe to such a Htandard. Another
item was a ball dress consisting of a ruby satin
nderskirt, with lustrous white gauze, trimmed
in the richest manner, as an overskirt. The
onlv noveltv in the bonnet line now is in the
ornamentation. Mother-of-pearl and shells,
simulating nuta, Alberts and berries hang low
from slender stems among green leaves on the
fanchon. The Baroness Schickler has the
richest set of bfcick pearls which are known,
and the Duchess of Fernan Niifiez has a ducal
diamond coronet which was exhibited at the
Exposition. The new spring styles seem to
give universal satisfaction.
The Two Dkomios?Thomas and Stanton.
Tho one as Secretary outside the War Office,
the other as Secretary inside; the one as
Secretary by appointment, the other as Secretary
by confirmation; the one as Secretary ad
interim, the other as Secretary ad infinitum.
Bctlir's Budget?Big Bethel, New Orleans,
Bermuda Hundred, Dutch Gap, Fort
Fisher and the Impeachment.
The Southern Press Association Mas postponed Its
meeting to May 6 on account of the elections.
Andrew C. Johnson, a freight conductor on the
Boston and Providence Railroad, was found yesterday
In an Insensible condition on the night train,
having been struck by a bridge, lie la not expected
to survive.
The factory of the Casco Porgy Oil Company, In
Peak*a Island, near Portland, Me., with a portion of
tne wharf and all the tools land portable property,
were destroyed by fire on Prlday night.
Ueorge W. Randall, conductor of a freight train on
the Montreal Railroad, was killed Saturday morning
by falling from a car near Concord, N. 0.
A committee of the Coal Exchange of Boston are
visiting the coal wharves at Richmond, Va., aud will
also visit the Schuylkill coal region.
General Bnchanan, commanding at New Orleans,
yesterday Issued an order requiring an Immediate Inspection
of the Mississippi levees or dykes by the
police juries In each parish and weekly Inspections
and reports on the condition hereafter. Tne order
prescribes the regulations for the protection of the
levees and repairs in rase of breaks or crevasses.
In the United States circuit Court at Richmond,
V?., yesterday the case of Shepherd versus Virginia
and Tennessee Railroad was brought up. The road
had taken a lot of dour to ship South, hut the con*
nectlng road being threatened by the federal army,
they refused to take It, and It was put off at Bristol,
kept a lung time, and finally sold bv the company.
The Judge ordered that the plaintiff be paid for the
flour at its value In good currency when sold.
The Montreal banks have exported $120,000 In
American silver in order to lessen the Inconvenience
occasioned by the excessive quantity now ui circulation.
The spring exhibition of the Academy of Design,
which opens on next Wednesday, promises to afford
quite a fair representation of our different artist*. U
is certainly to be hoped that it may be better than
the Barmcclde feast which was last fall spread before
the public. Could they but be made to realize
the facts, the council of the Academy have a great
opportunity for cultivating the assthetlc tastes of
the people. There is no civllizer and refiner to be
compared to art as displayed In pictures. Were the
masses accustomcd to sights and thought* of
beauty, we should have fewer street brawls and
would rejoice in an Intelligent populace. Those to
! whom was entrusted the management of the Aca
| ucui/ Iiitt'ic a ocuuun nnniaivv, n ticu uioj mopped IH0
free Saturday exhibitions of the winter before last.
The poor people were thus deprived of the ouljr opi
portunlty afforded them for self-cultivation. it 14
melancholy, but true, that In New York, which claims
; to represent the brain of the United States, there is
> not a single permanent or, with Uie exception of
I print stores, a fre. exhibition of paintings. There is
| not a single place m tlie elty where a poor man caa
I ludulge himself with gratuitous beauty. Were a labor1
ing man to enter one of the fashionable picture
! stores lie would soon be made to realize
his false position, if he were not first
turned out. This is all wrong. The poor have as
much feeling for and as line tastes to be gratified as rtie
rich In regard to art. Were a free exhibition opened
here we should soon see its effects in the improved
behavior of the populace. This chance for benefiting
humanity the Academy had; they suffered it to slip
from their hands, llow soon will they attempt to
regain it?
Owing to the temporary'suspension of the Saturday
receptions the studio building yesterday saw very
few visitors. Most of the artists have sent their best
pictures to the Academy of Design; enough paintings.
however, remain in the studios to well repay
a visit.
Mr. Mclntce has recently completed a picture entitled
"the Last Days of October. It Is a vivid representation
of the
Mclanrholy days, the saddest of the year;
Ol wtUiau winds and naked woods,
And meadows brown and sere.
The cheerless, gloomy atmosphere and the air of
desolation spread over the scene combine to form an
Impressive painting. He has also in his studio a
view of the "Valley of the Esopu3," noticable on account
of the curious sunset effect and for the cool,
dewy shades of twilight creeping over the ground.
?Ir. McIi\toQ intends to laavetlie United States In May
for ail extended tour in England and on the Continent.
Mr. R. !^Glff9?ifiltf^ow5jn!;4a5eta gniall canvas
representing "Camping Out on Mount
field." Under the shelter of large misshapen rocks
Is erected a rude hut, wherein repose the campersout.
They have built a fire, and the effect of its light
contrasted with the heavy gloom In the background
is very fine. The picture is not as yet completed,
but promises to be a fair illustration of Mr. Glfford's
talents in a new line.
Mr. Iiomer Martin has In his studio three paintings
upon which he is at present engaged. They ara
painted inlils usual broad, bold style, and are exceedingly
interesting. One Is a scene in the Adirondack
woods. In the cmtre stretcher a lake of quiet water;
behind this are lifting mists, dissolving and floating
away before the rays of the morning sun. The shore
curves to one side, overgrown with dark, sombre
pines, and at the right rise two towering yellow
birches. Mr. Martin Is an ardent lover of nature, and
the fruits of his seeking Inspiration at the fountain
head are visible In his works, ills other two pictured
are "North View of the White Mountains" and "Vai
ley of Ausaw."
Mr. Glguoux is still busily occupied upon his large
canvas of "Under the Table Rock." It gives every
sign of becoming a striking picture?none the less so
because painted somewhat differently from this
artist's usual vein. From over the huge, massive
rocks droop great stalactites of Ice. Reaching back
run the masses of stone and over them pour with a
mighty rush and sweep the waters of Niagara. This
is one 01 the grandest sublects which can be chosen
for the painter's brush, and Mr. Glgnoux promises to
do it full justice.
Mr. J. u. Brown Is painting a charming plcfure of
" Little Bo-Reep," depleting a merry little girl hiding
among n thicket of leaves and Imagining, in the
USllitli'liNC piui^iuuij ui tmiuuuuu, mat ouc to uv?
ween. Particularly good are the quivering glimpse*
of sunlight upon the leaves.
Mr. Jerome Thompson's pleasing picture of " The
Old Oaken Bucket" Is still on exhibition at the Fifth
Avenue Art Gallery. and attracts a large number of
visitors. A flue chromo-Uthogragh or It has been
recently published by Mr. Henche, which Is probably
one of the best, if not the best, ever Issued In this
country. It Is a perfect fac-slmlle of the painting,
reproducing Its most delicate shades of tint.
At the sale of Mr. Avery's choice collection of
works of art on TiiusJav and Friday evenings the
following brought $500 and upwards:?" HiverOlseat
Anvers," by Daublgny, $5J0; landscape, by Troyon,
$510; "The Amateur Artist," by Hrlllouin, 1510;
Market at Rotterdam" (nUtit effect), by VanScheudel,
$515; "Phryr.e," by Coomans, $525; "TueFan,"
bv H anion, $.v.0; The Recitation," by Glde, {575;
" The Vase," by Uamon, $820; " Louis XV. and Mme.
Du Harry," by Caraud, $7uo; "Swiss Scene," by Caluine,
with animals by E. Verboeckhoven, $710;
" Early Sorrow," by Merle, $725; "The Annunciation,"
by Merle, $750; "The Promenade," by Moor,
mans, $75o: "The Surprise," by Hubner, $770;
"Waiting," by Bareguiet, $775; "Near Florence," by
O. Acheubach, $850; "Ave Maria," by Koek-koek,
$860; "Winter in Brittany," by Brion, $875 ; "Market
at the llague" (candle light effect), by Van Schendel.
$1,000; "The Happy Mother," $1,000; "Oroheus,"
by Jalabert, $1,250; "The Wood Cutter," by
Koek-Koek, $1,375; "Tunxls River," Connecticut,
by James M. Hart, $1,475: "Fraternal Love," by
Bouguereau. $1,500; " La Leggltrlce," a statue la
marble, by Tantardlnl. soid for $1,026, and Melssonler's
line picture, "The Reader," put up at $3,000,
in gold, was withdrawn.
Weekly Mortality List.?The number of deatha
In this < lty during the last week mis 425, being
twenty-eight less tnau the previous week.
Metropolitan Police.?During the past week the
Metropolitan police made the following arrests:?
Saturday, 4th, 240; Sunday, 6th, 114; Monday, nth, 249;
Tuesday, 7th, 144; Wednesday, sth, 188;Thursday, 8th,
174; Friday, 10th, 123. Total, 1,242.
Youmo Men'9 Tammany General Committee In
consequence of tiie absence rrom tne city or Richard
O'Kormun. the meeting of thin committee. Intended
for April 14, will be adjourned till further notice.
Our Public Schools.?a meeting of the Vice Principals
of the grammar schools of this city was held
on yesterday morning, at grammar school No. 42, In
Alien street, near Hester, to take action upon the late
resolution of the Board of Education and of its joint
committee, inviting the expression of the views of
tiie city teachers upon the system of studies now In
vogue u> our public schools, and upon the Important *
question of tiie abolition of corporeal punishment.
After an Interesting discussion a committee was appointed
to respond at the next meeting, which will
be held on Friday, 17th Inst., at hair-past three
P. M., at the school in Thirteenth street, near Sixth
Book Trade Sai.k.?The flfth day of the t>ook trade
sale took place at Clinton Kali. The sale of R. H.
Johnston A Co.'* Invoice occupied nearly the entire
day. Following Is a list of some of the works sold:?
Gleig's "Life of the Duke of Wellington," $2; the
same, fall calf, $2 60; "Life and Works of Br.ms,"
by Chamt>ers, 32c.; the "New Testament," Illustrated
with wood engraving*, after the early masters,
chiefly of the Italian school, $15; Guile's "Lives of the
Engineers," #4 50; Wood's "Homes Without Hands,"
$3 75; the same, half morocco, gilt tops, $6;
Davis' preparations and Mountings of Mlcroscoplo
Object*," 60c.; "Griffith's Text Book of the Microscope,"
$1 50; "Clark's Objects for the Microscope,"
|1; "Ward's Microscopic Teachings," |1 76c.;
"The Vegetable World," Illustrated with 440 engravings,
$3 75; "Strickland's Lives of Seven Bishops,"
<1 83; "Journals and Correspondence of Miss Berry,"
$176; "Riddle's Latin English Lexicon." t4; the same
In half KttsHia, $3 26; Macanley's works, people'e
edition, SOc.: "Sills' Essays on Liberty," v6c.;
"Speeches of Prince Ail>ert," 66?.; Churton's Gongora,"
6c.; "Milman'f Life of Horace," $1 60.
Riscrun from Drowning.?a man named John
Flynn was rescued from drowning last night, about
i? nmnnnnll nf tho ttPVPnth
eleven oxiock, ny um?i v/ ? ?
precinct. It Is presumed the man walked overboard
at the foot of pier No. 43 Kant river.
Fell Ovbhboard.?About half-put nine o'clock
last night an unknown man, dressed in dark clothes,
fell into the East river at the foot of Guoverneur slip*
He was taken from the water before life was extinct,
but died while under the treatment of the doctor.
His bod; was taken to the Thirteenth precinct station
Dbscbnt oh a Oamblixo Saloon.?Last night,
about ten o'clock, Sergeant Mcfllven, of the Seventeenth
precinct, made a descent on the gambling
saloon 2*7X llowery, and arrested eleven persons
in all, who were found gambling at the time the
officers entered the place. The descent was made
under the direction of Captain Mount. All the
gambling apparatus wore conveved to the station
house. The following are the names of those arrested:?Joseph
Lockwood, John Supple, Joseph
Oreenfleld, Thompson Smith, George Clarke, Simon
| Sylvester, William Saver. E. II. Cuddy, (leorge Sandford,
dealer; l'atrlck Lo Wj and \V UUaui l'ctersou.

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