Washington news.The attendance of visitors at the White House Tuesday was mostly confined to a few prominent officials, including Generals Grant, Kilpatrick, Howard, Logan, and Senators Guthrie and Wilson, Hon. Daniel S. Dickinson, Judge Swayne, of the Supreme Court, and Mr. Trenholm late Secretary of the Treasury of the Confederate States. The President gave audiences to them all. None of the new committees got into working order to-day, although there is a large amount of business already referred to them. The House Judiciary Committee have six new propositions before them to amend the Constitution of the United States. Several prominent New Jersey Republican politicians are here, urging the Senate Judiciary Committee to make an early decision in the case of Senator Stockton, of that State. The Senate has two precedents, one for and the other against the issue involved in this case. Senator Collamer's death will be announced in both Houses on Thursday, and the usual obituary address delivered. An adjournment to Monday will then take place. The New York delegation in Congress have been caucusing actively to-day on the question of the New York collectorship. The chances appear to favor Chauncey M. Depew, late Secretary of State of New York. General Logan to-day declined the Mexican mission. It is intimated that he does not consider the policy of the Government decisive enough towards Maximilian. Resolutions will be introduced in both Houses to-morrow, requesting the Secretary of War to suspend mustering out the veteran reserve corps officers until Congress shall decide whether they shall form part of the regular army. A full Cabinet meeting was held to-day, though of short duration.
A War Breeze.
Washington, December 12.--The general gossip is, that the co-operative movement in both branches of Congress yesterday respecting the Maximilian power in Mexico portends the gathering of a war cloud. Those who have been looking for a speedy accommodation of the condition of the country to a stable peace basis have become nervously excited, the existing reticence of the Government only serving to produce gloomy imagining.--Sun.