Nkw York, March 26. The Time' Washington correspondence eajs : " Scveral gentlemen arrived hcre from Texas within a day or two. Oao of them sttes that, in conversation with Got. Houston, a few days sinco, he statcd that civil war in Texas was inevitable, and Alabama would soon be involved iu the sanie dilemma as Texas now is. The Southem Commissioners are troubled by th recent news from Texas." Tho WorlcVs Washington correspondenee savs : " The President bas reuoived several applieations from Louisiana for codetships at West point. " Tho Virginia secessiouists are beginning to despair of passing a direct ordinance of secession, and are urging the adoption of the Arkansas plan, to subinit to the pcople tho question of secession or oo-operation. The Union men are confident that secession would be voted down by a large inajority, but they are unwillng to involve the State ia the bitter contest which would result. and therefore oppose such submission." fpzfr It is rery possiblo to bo too witty to be earnest, and too earnest, i ■ bo witty.