Newspaper of The New York Herald, August 16, 1855, Page 4

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated August 16, 1855 Page 4
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NEW YORK HERALD. jiKEt* ttORDON BI.ISBTl', PROPRIETOR AND KDITOll. ?FJ1CB M. W. CORNER OF NA99A0 AND PriTON 8T3. lf'.HMS, auA in adnme* THE liAIL r flJCRAL '>. 2 <?& pf a>f>y. Tl per annum. Volume M Wo" AHUSElOiNTH TBT8 EVENING. ? ? DrrT1J BOW1WY THEATR . Bowery? Pa*c:? axd Prim as? Tar fciwASron or Bkitai ^ METROPOL'_~?\V( Bro?<aw*y? I*j Philtre Ckaiu>cnoi?? U Dtn V'vbpiiis? Aal Unn. Pl .un D'ETU wll'^W. WOO'ys MISSTRfX.*, Me^hlulcV JUll, fT. Broadway. ??w ToA. Thnnrfay, Augmt 10, 1855. The ITnn. By the arr val of tfcc America t,t Halifax, ud of the Lebanon at tibia port, We are in possesion of one week's later Intelligence from Europe. There ii but li?ie of nt interest la these advices. No event of importance had taken place befotfe Bebas topol, bat preparations continued to be made at K&mtefteh ud Balaklava far the secret expedition, the object of which remained undlvulped. There ?was a report current in -Paris that the bombardmeat ef the M&Iat} jff and Bedon had been resumed pre* V oratory tj another assault. A despatch from Prince fcoirtschakoS', dated Ji% the 2flth, {dates thrff , a heavy flring had been opened by the alttefl on' hat day ?gainst the Flagstaff battery, which had bee* vigorously replied to. <?)n the 30th the ?annonadlng was'resumed on both sides, but it was only partial. A l.ondon weekly paper, issued just before the <4epa*ture of the America, states that tbe siegr of Sefcaatopol was about to be raised, and thalt the .illses had received startling news from Germany, b is nec< Hem to say that the Statement was a mere antkipu lion of probabilities for a commercial par MM. " The reports in reference to the progrese of Ae war in Ab? seem to be of a contradictory c^?c*r The Russums are stated in one account to be ?d yancmg upon Erzeroum, and in another to have etw p^ded operations against that place and Kara,*nd to be in full retreat. The combined squadrons in the Baltic occupy the ?mc positions an at the previous dates. Admiral Dundas seems not to be likely to win the laurels which slipped from " the fighting old Commodore a Arcb-Duche.-w Sophia has, it is said, at the iii atigatiou of the Dowager Empress of Russia, induced Prancia Joeeph to write an autograph' letter to Na poleon, calling upon him to assent to some pacific arrangement, the nature of which is not knows. In Lombardy matters appear to be ripe for a revo lution. The Austrian government is evidently labor tog under great apprehensions on the subject. in reply to a question put by Mr. Milner Gibson, to Parliament, to Lord Palmerston, in reference to fee arrcht of Mr. Consul Rowcroft, his loedship stated that as the enlistment of men for the Foreign Legion at Halifax had led to questions whether the tews of the United States had been violated, -the British government, desirous that by no possibility soch questions should arise, had put an end to the enlistment of Uoops in Nova Scotia. The official report on the French loan state* the amount raised to be 3 ,600 ,000 ,000 francs, six times the amount ashed fori The number of the subscri bers is 310,000. The financial operations of Louis Napoleon are not the least marvellous ofjthemany bpottw*. COW* quoted .1 M* ? ' Sli Cotton and breadstuffe were quiet, with a slight "OT "m. flalta of cotton ye.t.rtw rwM rtoat 1 ,600 the market closing firm. Mr. George W. Butte received one bale of new cotton on thelUh tost. from Savannah, where it was received on the mh. The quality is Baid to be good, but the house Z, JV. p?. it w the market. ?hanged yesterday, with more doing. The Alabama recently brought to this city from 12,000 to 16,000 wheat have done good service for consumers. Had Southern wheat not been forthcoming the flour mar ket would have ruled higher than it has done within the past few weeks. Southern good red wheat ?old at II 90 a $1 92$, and white at 12 15 a 12 25 Corn, was one cent per bushel higher, having closed at 8?c. a 89c. Rye was scarce aud nominal, lorn was firmer, and prices teuded upward. New mese eokl at 119 81 a 119 87, and a small lot or heavy Chicago sold at 120. Beef and lard were also firm. Sugars were quite firm, with a fair amount of sales. Freights to Liverpool and Havre were doll, while a fair business was doing for Antwerp and Hamburg. There were sold yesterday at auction six share3 of the Pacific Mall Steamship Company's stock at 33 and twenty shares of the same stock at 40. Also the steamship St. Louis, of 2,0?0 tons measurement, built in 1864 by Jacob A. Westervelt & Co., for the sum of $490,000, payable in the stock ot the Pacific Mail Steamship Company at par, or $246,000 paya ble In shares at 60 each, or in cash. There has been but one death on board the sloop ot war Falmouth? that of Midshipman Cain. A sea man was sent to the Quarantine hospital yesterday. The Women's Rights Convention met at Saratoga yesterday. The strong minded were out in fnU force find a very small sprinkling of males attend ed. So far as we are informed, the proceedings pre- j HCflfcd nothing new. I The corner stone of the Nodding Methodist Epia- | copal Church, t-eing erected in Montgomery street, 1-etween Harrow and Grove greets, Jersey City, was laid by Bishop Janes, at 6 o'clock yesterday after noon , with the usual ceremonies. A coroner's investigation into the circumstances attending the death of John llenry Lovejoy, from the effect* of a stab inflicted during a broil lu a la ger bier saloon in William street on the ni>rht of the 4 th instant , was held yesterday. Alter a patient in quiry, the Jury found a verdict against Tetcr Sevier and John L. Volk. Sevier was committed to au swt r, and a warrant was issued for the arrest of Volk. ! The Board of Supervisors met yesterduy, but fnr ther than the reference of a few bills of census mar shals, nothiug was done. The Hoard of Aldermen met last evening. The Comptroller sent in a communication in relation to the additional appropriations for the Department of Repairs and Supplies. A synopsis of the document may be found in our ?p<>rt. The appropriation of $1*0,000 for streets and lamps was concurred in. A motion that the Board meet on Friday, in order to proceed with the investigation into certain charges corruption mud'' against Alderman Moser, created ronsidcrable discussion, but it w.i* tinally with drawn, and after the traiiiMK lion of -sime uuimpor t;int business, the Board adjourned to the fim Mon day in September. The Board of Conncilnien last night adjoiirn<<d for the month. Nothing of any Importan -e was done at last night's session. The report of Dr.J.W. it>n ney, in favor of granting Castle Garden to the Com. ] minsionere of Emigration, was set down for the order of the day, but the members, being in a hurry to get through with their work, refused to take it up, al. though a motion was made to that eflfcet. An effort was made to raise the salary of the Chie Engineer ?f the tire Department, but without effect, The Emigrant Commissioners, at a public meeting ?f the Board held last night, consummated the change ii? the medical department of Ward's Island inaugurated by them at a secret meeting hold on the 1st ult. They Confirmed the appointments made by ?heir newly appointed phyri -ian in chi-f, Dr. H. B. j>y, tb? medial euff a; ;L? ioUtti} ii a.w com plete. From the rep or' t elsewhere, it will be Keen the Coiuminak- dtrij ur^ troubled to kuow what become-) of tho ttt?y vote lor the sick emi grant^, ?h? the WUy> j0 Qut get it One of 'tQ0 Board an that ^ evaporate*. Very lively. The NiiWi trow. Eoror.<. The news received almost e'.^uitaneoasly by the America and thtt Lebanon iB made up of rumora, most of ihem evidently without any serious foundation. With the exception of a catchpenny statement put forth by a London weekly newspaper, that the siege 0/ Sebaatopol wan atotmt to be abandoned, and that the Al j Ik1" "had received news from Germany which wis likely to lead to momentous results, 4here iB but little to coaament upen in these advices. The fact is, in England as at Sebastopol, matters are pretty nearly as they were before. Of course ft is not to be expected that the -allied generals stand in the positron of theatrical managers who are bound to famish a never ending list of novel ties to -annuse and startle the public. Provided the end 'of the ffar be gained, it matters little to the Powers engaged whether the campaigns have been exciting or monotonous. At the mne time there are crises in every great wo#k when not *0 advance 1*3 to lose ground. And it does appear, from tk? best information that can be had on the IMt the Allies ?have reached that crisis.. Let us recell the event? of the Bummer. At approach of spring, the Allies were eo? camped on the ground they occupied after the ? battle of Inkerman. Parallels had been ad- > vunced on the British side to with in six hun- 1 dred yards of the Russian works, and on the ' PVench side to within two hundred yards. But the batteries were no nearer than on 17th October, 1864. From these, a bombardment was commenced which lasted ten days, its net result, by the admission of the English themselves was to exhaust the material of the besiegers, and to leave the Russian works stronger than before. For six weeks after this nothing was done. At last the Russians weary ing of inactivity, made a sortie on 20th May on the west side of the city and threw up small offensive works near the head of Quarantine Hay. These Peliseier took on the nights of the 22d and 23d May. A fortnight's quiet fol lowed. Then, on 6th June, the bombardment was renewed from something like 460 guns. It seems to have been the intention of the be eiegers to proceed in this instance according to established rule ? by a bombardment heavy enough to silence the Russian batteries,. and then by assault. For on the evening of the 7th, assaulting parties from both armies .at tacked the advanced Russian works of attack which stretched in a line parallel to the city walls, on the east side, from opposite the greet Redan to the head of Careening Bay. 'The assault was successful on the whole line. The English were found by daylight on the 8th ic undisturbed possession of the Russian rifle pits opposite the Redan: the French held the Mansion, the crowning work of the line, and the "White Works and redoubts on Mount Sa- ; ponne had of course been evacuated. With ?. this success the Allies seem to have contented .telrAfs&'oWo?". was made ? the English advancing on the Redan from the rifle pits, the French on the Malakoff from the Mumclon. The story of its failure, and the grounds which have been as signed for the fact by the allied officers are familiar in every one'B memory. After the repulse of the 18th the allied armies confined their exertions to strengthening their position in the line of the works taken from the Rus sians on the 7th. On the other hand, the j Russians with equal ardor applied themselves to strengthening the Redan and Malakoff. Our latest accounts represent the French works on the Mamelon as being very strong indeed; but they likewise acknowledge that the strength of the Russian defences has been increased to a etill greater extent; and hint plainly that if they were strong enough to repel the assault of 18th June, they are much better able to resist any similar attempt now. A leading quarterly British periodical, which is understood to speak the sentiments of the British government, in sketching the events of the campaign, sums up the whole in the propositions that "when the guns of a fort arc equal in number to those of the attack, they cannot be silenced by the besieger;" that "every fort can easily be made to mount twice the numlwr of guns that can be brought against it:** and that ' hitherto fortified places could not be taken without silencing the fire of the place as a preliminary measure to an assault." It follows pretty plainly from this thc writer does not believe that Sevasto pol car. be taken uuU'ss some new system of attack be invented for thc purpose; not a very likely tiling. There arc in short reasons for supposing that such is the opinion of the lead ing minds of thc British government. That opinion is based upon the philosophical ' theo ries of Puch men as Howard Douglas and Fer guson; and upon the practical experience of a twelve months' campaign, waged upon n scale loth as regards men and material, wholly un paralleled in history. After this it is to be hoped that Americans will be allowed to question thc probability of the fall of Sebas topol without being accused of entertaining Hussion sympathies. At any rate, whatever becomes of the siege, if the Allies wish to accomplish anything at all. thry should overcome one enemy that has done them more mischief than the Russians, but which is of their own creation. That ene my is a divided command. Until recently there have been four independent commanders in-chief of thc Allied armies before Sebasto pol. No business in the world could be con ducted under such an arrangement. Even al lowing that the men selected for the chief com mands were paragons of forbearance ami good temper, it is quite Impossible that they could conceive any plan or execute it with that uni ty which in military operations is essential to success. The disaster of the J*th June has been openly ascribed to thc want of that unity; fo has thc bottle of Inkerman; so have num berless other failures and accidents, if the Allies -Rant to succeed they must rely on the one-man power. Let Omer I'a-ha go to the annl.e. yCnd Delia Marmora with hi? Ital mnMothe Sea of Azoff. Let General Simp ? march into the interior of the Crimea, and ivr i Bakshiseral or Simpheropol. Let ? - ?y Hich division of labor a. thi. would secure for t|?. ?,.? . , * "" vantages fh' able nd of nui no -e mi " L cl? concentration of purpose, and accumulation of resuonslblll tv three essentials to *ucc* - ?? ? ?? ! , tier to beca wanting, ? -He Pviichask ok Mocnt V?ki?ON.? Nations -re proverbially ungrateful to their bquofac tors. They commemorate their action* for the benefits which they have conferred lipou them but they care but little for the individuals who have sacrificcd their time and t^ir talents in thair service. It is true thr,t we hear occa sionally of a Marlborough or a Wellington be ing rewarded during th etr lives by gifts of pen sions and titles, but they owe them rather to their aristocratic and political connexions than to the value of their military deeds. Such heroes as Sir Ete Lacy Evans or Sir George Brown will meet with nothing but cold neg Icct, whilst iacapables, like Lord Raglan, are promoted ta a niche iu the Pantheon of cele brities, and their families laden with proofs of the discriminating bounty of those whose in terests ihey have sacrificed by their bhmdos. It xmiHt sot be imagined beoause our gov ernment is republican that we are free from 'his vice of iagratttu*e. Of flio host public m?*i wtoo have risen to fame in our service but ew have leaped luty substantial rwvard from The greater the Woflh aud the tatenta >0# a statesman, the greater the reason | ?ooordiofrto ow code of .political ethio*, to ?excludirfg him from the honors to which he ?aspires, So it was with Clay, Calhoun, W?b stor -and Scolft, and it will be with the other great intellects that may succeed them. It is undeniable, that in this country of popular government the prizes of political life are bestowed with <>ven less discrimination and regard to personal merit than in despotic States. We seem, in fact, afraid of the eleva tion of men Of geuius to positions in which their talent* might attain their highest sphere 'of usefulness. ?Tfcis is a curious feature in our political idiocy ncracy, but it is less remarkable than the fact that we do not endeavor to* make compensation for its injustice, by honoring after ?death the memories of the'men who have ? rendered themselves illustrious by their patri otism. We cannot very well -lielp admitting that we are proud of them, for history has taken out of our hands the care of their repu tations; but we -do not show by our actions any particular appreciation ef their services. Look at the oonditionj for instance, of almost all the hallowed spots in which the remains of our. Presidents repose, and answer, if we have indeed apy real sense of notional pride. The tomb of Washington, as it sow stands, is a dis grace to the country. It is a monument, not of our affection and respoet for the departed hero, but of our indifference to the vast services which he rendered us, and to the contempt which such culpable neglect must inspire in other nations. If the decay to which this peecious mausoleum has been consigned were to continue a few years longer, there I would not be a trace of it left. The brick work wilich supports the sarcophagi of the General *.nd his wife are. fant crumbling away, and the latter will soon be Jeft to find on the damp eanih ready agents of decomposition. The tombof Harrison, at North Bend, is said to be in a similar ctate; whilst that of Jefferson, at I Monticello,is like the mansion in which he lived ?f guishing ma*k for the eye.*f the stranger; and Monroe '^occupies a corner in an obscure graveyard in this city-unkjaewn, unvisited, and unhonocod. Such is the w^y we have of (manifesting our reverence for the memories #f our departed patriots. And yzt when the son of Clay contemplates making som<j nitrations in his | ancestral residence in Kentucky, rendered ne cessary by its dilapidated condition, we have the hardihood to accuse him of sacrilege in venturing to disturb the remains cf his fa ther's house. The re#roaeh comes worthily from those iwbo, having reaped the benefit of the labors of political men, grudge the paltry contribution which would rescue these precious monuments from innovation or decay. Efforts are making to redeem us * from this rcpronch? at least so far as the tomb of Wash ington is concerned; but they want that spirit and spontaniety which should mark so impor tant a movement. The purchase for the na tion of that beautiful and ever to he honored spot in which rest the remains of the greatest and purest patriot that the world has ever pro | duced should not be left to the well meant but feeble efforts of a few Southern and North ern ladies. If Virginia docs not feel interest ed enough in the matter to take the entire cost of this purchase upon her own shoulders, an appropriation for the purpoec should be made by Congress, or more fitly still, a national sub scription should be opened for it throughout the Union, to commence and finish on the same day. There is an historical justice in this lat ter course which leads us to prefer il. Is there patriotism enough amongst us to accomplish this act of retribution, without overtaxing our energies or our inclinations? The Democratic Whiob in Motion ? Whio Fcsion Movkmknts ? As they ting at eome of the camp meetings in the "rural districts" ? l ot the earth nail ckies'r?nound: The dead'* nllv* ? the lout in fouml! The "democratic whig party" is resurrected, and in out nguin. We have a call from the ??Democratic Whig General Committee'.' of this city, signed by William Hall, chairman, and dated Broadway House, New York, Aug. 13, 1855, appointing th< city whig primary elec tion to come off on the '21st day of thin very month. They say thnt, "conscientiously be lieving in the perpetuity of the principle* long since inscribed upoa the whig banner, becausc tb*v were held dear by the wise and good ? principles advocated, elucidated and stamped with the unsullied impress of truth, of a Henry Clay nnd a Webster? names immortal in our nation's history ? principles, too, revered and loved by our own favorite sons; therefore'' they arc resolved to adhere to these old land marks. Hut mark what follows "Wc will strive, by every laudable means, to restore that boon of concord to the country known as the Missouri compromise." Now, can anybody tell the meaning of this? It is a whig movement? a sort of hard shell silver gray movement. The Seward organs make light of it. and say that it will end in t-mokc; but wc fear that it will end in fusion somewhere. This restoration of the Missouri compromise betrays the weak point; but let the old line whigs slick to their independent ac tion, here and throughout the State, and they may make a diversion in November which will plac e them in a ? immanding position in 1856. There arc no members of Congress to be elected by u? this year? no I'nited Stales Senator? so that we may have as many parties in our No- i vtmVtr clwUcu m wc pW?se, without d-.tri- 1 ment to any great national issue, one way or the other. Let us, therefore, here and all over the State, have a separate Independent "demo cratic whig" tickct, for if it determines nothing el6e, it will settle the question whether t1^ line whig purty is truly and hopele.-is)- , ,jeaj or "still lives." We perceive that this policy impendent whig action in the fall ye^ come, is not limited to New The Philadel phia JV<tr? (-ays : ? Concerted and hi'j-tv.onlViB action between tlic Ameri can* and whifjn .nrougln?'.it the JMe U now hardJy positi ble, however jc*i ruble* Und for trm the American^ are in fnult. ^ they ubajnlouwl their secret conclaves, and at ?.n er.rly Jay mined upou making open uomina th>ua, tiod peitottftiig every one to participate in making them "who deaifvd to act with their organisation, there woi id huve Twm no movement made to re-organiM the whig party, Ur.d ac a consequence, the Americans, with the rjd aud support ol' whig*, would have triumphed ill the Mate. 'O'iKig on, however, in their exclusive policy, ex pecting tlfj whig* to iiirpport their candidate)*, and yet refusing them any participation in selecting them, hart prcduitrd a deep feeling of hostility to their woret orga nization, even ami ng tlione who, though not belonging to it hiftierto, acted with them and supported their noini And the roeult of all this is the call of an , ndependent whig State Convention, and " ac j tive efforts in all parts of the State to re organize the whig party, aiid rally the whig* to the support of their own distinctive organi zation." Wc apprehend, however, that Gov. Johnston it- at the bottom ef this movement, and that the object la a separate whig organi zation is to draw not ealy the old whiga out of the Know Nothing camp, but the Know Nothing free boik-rs to the support of Seward's Northern black republican fusion movement. The National Americans of Penn sylvania am thus to be thrown out to shift for themselves, and we should like to know what they purpose to do. Let them maintain their ground at ail hazards, against the Seward disunion coalition of the North, and tho de mocratic administration secession movements in the "South. We are apprised of some other whig move mentsdn Massachusetts and Maine, for exam ple, withnothing but fusion at the bottom of &om, like this of Pennsylvania. Whatever the whigg. may do there or in other Status in the support of Seward's programme, we trust that our " Democratic Whig General Commit tee " contemplate nothing of the kind in New York. -We can make no pledges in their be : half, fehort of some satisfactory information of their designs ; but if they are going to try in good earnest whether the old whig party be ?dead or-alive, let them stick to it. They can't lose much, and they., may make a very impor tant diversion in reference to the reconstruc tion of; parties in 1856. We shall see how ?they will come out on the 21st in their primary ! 'elections. Yem-ow Fever at Norfolk ani> rra Vicinity ? Relief tor the Scftbrers. ? In order to cor rect any. misapprehension which may exist as 4o the extent of this visitation, it may be as well to state that it is not confined to Norfolk alone, but also presses severely upon Gosport aad Portsmouth, having, in fact, first broken out in the latter place." These towiw all occu py pretty natrly the same relative positions towards each other as Brooklyn and Williams burg) iold towards New York. Norfolk con tains a population of 18,000, Portsmouth of U,UVV, uuu r ... -- ?,'?iuiaam8< The claims on tho ^ympatfc'cB of our feliow citizens, ore, extend over a larger ase* than many sup. pose. \%7 e trust that they wii! be liberaly land promptly respoaded to. Jp the meanwhile wc have to acknowledge the receipt of the following letter, with an enclosure of five dol lars : ? TO THE B'lOR OP TIIB RXR4IJD NlW York, Aug. 16, 1856. I road with (Acanure i< your paper of to-4uy, a plan in wlitoti you nuA.-?at that the inhabitant* tf New York should at one* afford n?mo practical aid to the good people of Norfolk and Portsmouth in their present severe ana heartrending calamity. Hike the idea, and remit fire dollars with a view to second your call ior a Hub Bcriptioc for bo bvevolent tM<l worthy an object. JOHN J. GLAK90N, P. 8. N. Now, if Mr. GUsson's example were followed by a few of those who do business with Nor folk, we hare no doubt but a seasonable aid might be afforded to the sufferers from yellow fever. Suppose the merchants of this city who trade with Norfolk, bodd a meeting at the Corn Exchange to-day ? this morning., and appoint a treasurer and a committee to collect subscrip tions. The whole thing might be arranged in a day or two, and enough money sent to gladden the hearts of Bcores of families and save the lives of no one knows how many poor crea- I lures. Mr. Glasson gives five dollars: who gives next ? Agricultural Shows. ? Decidedly the l>est shown of the year will be the farmers'. That stereotyped witness ? "the oldest inhabitant" ? declares that he never knew ho plentiful a year as 1855 promises to be. All around from Canada to Georgia and Tennessee, the farmers ore revelling in the prospect of ease and wealth. It Is probable that the world has ne ver seen so gorgeous a display of agricultural wealth as will be witnessed at the twenty-two State fairs which take place between the loth of September and the 1st of November. Georgia begins the round, at Atalanta, on 10-13 September. On 11th the shows at Sher brook, C. E., and Rutland, Vermont, are open ed; on 12th that of New Hampshire, and that of the Philadelphia Agricultural Society. Tlie Ohio fair begins on 18th at Columbus; and on the following day that of New Jersey at Cam den. On the 25ih Kentucky and Pennsylvania open theirs; and on the 20th the Western Vir ginia fair begins at Wheeling Island. During the first week in October three shows are held, that of New York at Klmira, that of Michigan at Detroit, and that of Tennessee at Nashville. Canada We?t, Connecticut and Il linois follow on l>? 12th October, at Coburg, Hartford and Chicago respectively. A show is to be held at Montgomery, Alabama, on 13d, and another on the same day at London, East Tennessee. Finally, the list is concluded by shove at Baltimore, Maryland, in the la*t week of the month, end at Richmond, Virginia, on :*0th Oct.? 2d Nov. The farmers will have a good time; and pro hibitionists had better give them a wide berth. John Van Pi iikn in Virginia.? At the last accounts John Van Bimn was at the Virginia White Sulphur Springs, awaiting the arrival of Mr. President Pierce and Senator Mason. A ! soft t-hcll movement, no doubt. Let the com- I mittee of the Stuyvesant Institute send down a J delegate w ithout delay. There can be no do- ; mocratic ftanior uule.-s the hard* are repre sented. NsiwrORT IIiwhtta.? By telegraph, from New I Oft, *<* hnve tbe lollowinjr pnrti'-nlnr* oft!;* regatta i,t Hint plnrpon Friilay nftemnon. The .1 n)i<* . of New Ynrk, won the flrnt brlMj time, II hour* 67 minute*, 17 ?eoonii*. The Irine, of Vew York, tbe Meond prim-, tl'n?s 4 h"Ur>, ?S minute*, ftl ?seon<l? The itlclimonl, the thir<1 prtae: time. 4 hour*, 37 minute#, XU *?0mls. The RJehmoni I* ? *loop jaeht. nod *?? biHlt **pr?*?!jr for tlii< r#. o, At where *he belonf". The *ia4 w?> *cutlk easterly (ma vt'j I'gUt. < tja e latest news. BY MA6NETIC AND PRINTING TELEGRAPHS. The Hard Shell State Convention. Bybacuhk, August IS, 1855. There Is a lively time among the hard shell* in this region, a? the time tor holding their Htute Convention i< understood to have been changed to the 23d instant. A n?t-Mnlne Lutv Movement In Mastach uwtU. Booton, August 16, 1855. A convention of the anti-Maine law citizens wai held in Chapman Hull last evening, wlion it wan determined to issue a call for a State convention to be held In Wor cester, on the 30th instant. Other preliminary busineis towards a political campaign was also transacted. News Item* from Wonhlngton. Washington, Aug. 15, 1855. The new Heard of Managers of the Washington Mrnu ment Association commences building operations on Mon day next. Subscriptions are coming in liberally. The l'resldent and Mrs. l'lerce leave here to-morrow for the Virginia springs, lie will return in about ten day* with Secretary I'obbin. while she will remain therefor the benefit of her feeble health. The Commandant of our navyyard is exercising the ut most discretion to avoid the possibility of the introduc tion offerer there; hence he refuse* to employ mechanics directly from the Gospoct yard. \ Women'* Bight* Convention. \ - Saratikia, Aug. 16, 1865. The Women'* Right!) Convention assembled here to-day. The' following officers were elected: ? President, MarHia 1 p. Wright, of Auburn. Vice Presidents, Kev. Samuel J. May, of Syracuae; Lydla Mott, of Albany; Ernestine X* Rose, of New York; Antoinette L. Brown, of New York; Suran B. Anthony, of Rochester; Augusta A. Wiggins, of Saratoga Springs. Secretaries, Emily Jaquea, of Nassau; Aaron W. Powell, oftihent; Mary L. Booth, of Williams burg. Finance Committee, Susan B. Anthony, Marietta Richmond, Mary S. Anthony, Phebe Jones. Business Committee, Antoinette L. Brown, Ernestine L. Roue, F. H. Bigginson, C. F. Hevey, of Boston; Phebe Merrltt, of Michigan; Hon. Wm. Jay, of Saratoga Spring*. Resolutions of the usual stamp were then reported. Among the principal speakers were Mrs. Rose, Rev. Antoinette L. Brown, and T. H. Htgginaon. Pennsylvania Politic*. Pitihbi an, August 15, 1856. The Democratic County Committee met to-day and adopted the anti-Know Nothing pledge, which U to be signed by the delegates to the county convention be. fore leave is given then to take their seats. The conven tion meets next Wednesday. Yellow Fever In Virginia. Baltimore. August 15, 1866. At Norfolk, on Monday, there were eight deaths from yellow fever in the city, and three in the hospital. At Portsmouth, <m the same day, twenty deaths were re ported. Teachers1 Convention In Wlsoonsln. Racjnb, Aug. 16, 1855. The annual session of the Wisconsin State Teachers' Association commenced here this morning. A large num ber were Inattendance. Rev. Mr. Barry, Superintendent of Public Instruction, delivored the opening address this afternoon. Melancholy DUaater. LOSS OF TBS BARK It. If. HUBBY? TWELVE OP HER CBBW DROWNED. Mjlwackiz, Aug. 15, 1855. The hark L. M. Hubby, of Cleveland, capsized, off Point Betsey, on the- 8th inst. The crew, twelve in number, were all lost. Cotterell, the mate, alone wan saved. The .Descendants of the Ctuhmans. Plymouth, Aug. 16, 1855. The descendants of Robert aud Mm j Cuaiuuau, who landed from the Mayflower, held an interesting and hap py reunion here to^lay. There was a procession, an address by the Rev. Robert W. Cushman, of Boston, and a dinner, of which about 600 of the Cushman family partook. The Ltbsaonl News ai Orleans. Nrw ORUvANx, August lb, 1866. The advices by the steamship Lebanon were received here this mornVitg over tlie National Telegraph line, and published in the regular evening editions of the asso ciated press. The cotton market is unsettled, but there is no quotable change. The day's salon have been 600 bales. The American Association for the Advance ment of Knowledge. Pkovidxvck, Augnst 16, 1855. The American Association for the Advancement of Knowledge commenced its ninth session in this city to day. The meeting was held at the University, and the members were welcomed to the city by Dr. Wayland. A number of papers upon ?ientlfic subjects were road and discussed Dr Wayland gave a brilliant party this eve ning, which was largely attended A Case or Murder. CutVKULVD, August 15, 1&>5. A man named Matthews was robbed and murdered, and bis body left on the track, below Painesville, yesterday morning. He had only $13. An empty wallet was found beside him. Departure of the Asia. Boston, August 15, 1 855. The royal mall steamship Asia, Captain Lott, sailed at noon to-day, with 167 pnssengrr* for Liverpool, and 16 for Halifax. She takes out $820,000 in specie. Arrival of (he Florida at Savannah. fUVANNAn, August 14, 1855. The steamship Florida arrived at her wharf here from New York, early this (TueMbiy) morning, with all on board well. Navigation of the Ohio River. Prrnwrnn. Aug. IS, 1855. The rirw measures now five feet four inches. The great Increase of light steamers ?n the Ohio hax caused intense competition at thin point for freight*, au<J the rates are very low. Market*. Bufpilo, Aug. 15? 12:30 P. M. Flour scarce and steady; demand moderate. Salei of 150 bhls. at <8 75 a $8 87^ for fancy Southern, Ohio and Illinois. Wheat unlet, but price? tending upwards; sale-i of 300 bnihela prime *hlte winter Wisconsin at II M. torn is unchanged, but favoring I'uyr.n; ales of 13,00) bushels at 75c. Oats are held at 47e. Canal freights dull. Corn 11c. to Sow Ynrk. The lake imports yesterday were ? Flour, 1,307 hhl?.; wheal, 1,310 bushels; corn, 41,254 bushel*. I'anal export* same time ? Floor, 55 bbls, ; wheat, 5.418 bualieU; corn, 48.485 Dushols; oats, '2'J,;.00 bushels. ? Oswt ;o. Aug 15?0:30 P. M. Wheat dull. Pales small White Michigin, $2 18 Corn aetire?? ale" 26.000 bushels, at 77c. MrrRoroitTAi Theatre. ? The new ballet, "1,'Inlo des Njmp'ien," which has just Iweu produced at this theatre, is one of those light and attractive creations which, owing to tli?<r artistic mi rtt and graceful ideality, gene rally please 1he public. It i' more -trictly epeitkiiig, a diTcrtU-eniont tlian a ballet, aud iti It M. Tllman pre sents us with the miKt picture! qw and a"rial groups pos sible, managing them with ?uch tart that all the peraon* who ecrnpo-e them contribute equally In their effe it. As in this artistic composition tl.e dance dominate*, it is the immlh alo no that we are l>oiind to admire. Yet we cai nr.t i ass In tilcnee the pa Jt ilrnr executed by Mile. Ylctortae I'ran.-U and M. I.. lilman With all the spiritual giace Of the former end the elegant energy of the latter. Mile. Krnnek is a veritable fylphide, evid'atiy belonging to another sphete than ours. The exeeuted by Mile V. Tllinnn and M. <'?ro *e is also untied to favorable no tice. The former young and charming dancer has not peiliaps lh>- f'>ri e ? ,f MUe. Frauek, liut everything whlc'i she execute* I- finished, and of the severest corre:tne.ts. I nlting uince with simplicity, h ;r dancing i* in perfect harmony with that of MUe. Fraack. Nothing, lu fact, can be more perfect In Its < n.- wN? th in the dauclng of these two charming young creature* In the Redoaa" and the '? Zingarilla." One of its most pleasing features Is its mn'.e-ty and chasteness, differing as It does from the grosser character Utlca of the continental ? liool. It ap )e?rs that Mile. Tilman Is not merely a gra-eful dancer, but a distinguished pianist ; and from *hnt wc have read of her In the Havana journals, we areeuriooa to hear h'-r upon that Instrument before her departure. The fmn i ti nf one of her performance* : ? If Henry Iter* lit 1 been pn -en', he would have add' d his hearty appl et ? to ours? for Mile. Tilman iden titled herself so tally with the Idi* of the composer, that the \ "iat ions of the cel. brated pianist bad an interpret* r worthy of him ' We trust that Mile. Tilman may be induced to favor the pub lic with a upeciincn of her mu?i;a) we:* b< fore sb' joe# S?Utb, Bone Ball. Two of the new club* lately forrr.M in Te wy their Hint mutrh, on a field pleasantly situated between the two cIMCf ? Jersey ami lloboken. The weather wis cool and pleasant, ami visiters l'rom Jeivey, New York anil Brooklyn flocked to pen the play. Am >ng them was Mr. Wadsworth, of the Knickerbocker, Mr !>. Oodwjj, President of the Putnam Club, East Brooklyn, ind vereial members of the Collin m, Eagle. tic The two clubs tkat contented were tho 1'ioi eer and the Excel nor, l>oth lately organized, and with n little more practice will come out stung ? ootue of their fitlding at present Is very loMe. Excelsior were greatly victorious? winning liy l ing olds both games. The first (jame was played w th ouly line met? two from cach club being absent. The second had eleven on a cii'.e, and they played e'glit innings each. The following *n tlie score at clo->e: ? I'lOMOA CLl'll. EXCTLKlOk ClOB. Gamut. Garnet, id IK 2d I'. H. Ciregory, Jun... 0 0 W. Hutton 4 6 J.J. Iturge a 1 X C. Van Brunt 3 6 A. Hache 1 2 ('. Hutton 3 4 I*. Mar;-h 3 1 C. Farley 3 3 P. Kogern 2 0 J. Marshall 3 3 A. Reynolds '2 4 R. <iillmun 1 4 W. ftnart, 3 4 J. C. Kettle 1 4 J. J. Boycc 2 1 W. H. Travis 2 6 A. J. Bizby 2 2 A. Williams 1 4 Brown - 2 Kosonvclt - 5 Jordan - 2 Harris - 4 Total 10 19 Total 21 46 I'itcher Burgess Pitcher. . . . Van brunt Catcher Gregory Catcher.... Hutton Judge... D. Imrnmer Judge Recorder Cotter Iteleree? Mr< S. L. Calverly, o( Columbia C'luli, E. 3. City Intelligence. Oid John Strut Misnomer EraooPAi Cut hoi ? W? call the attention of <mr readers to an advor-.iaemont la an other column calling a meeting of the members and con gregation of tho above church, In the Greene street Met bodi*t Episcopal Church this evening at 7 Si o'clock. We anticipate a large audience from the fact that the John street Methodist Episcopal Church is tlie oldeit ia the United States, and Is much wanted in the lower part of our city. Appointment.? The Mayor has appointed ('apt. John. W. Bennett a* Boarding Officer of emigrant -hips in the port of New York. Capt. B. was formerly keeper of the Miuots' ledge lighthouse. Mass., which, it will be recol lected, was swept aWay some few years since, and two of the assistant keepers lost in its destruction. Tna Union Ferry Com pant and the Prick of Coal.? When the Union Ferry Company decided to raise the lire on their boats from one to two cents, they alleged as a justification that the high price of coal took s< much away from their profits that running the boats at out cent per person was losing them money. They pranlsed that as scon as coal became cheap, they would re duce the fare to one cent again. Tlie public, it. nnst be confessed, were incredulous as to the good In teutons of the company, and attributed the rise to a - (i-calative movement ou tlieir part, as it was known a new ferry was bought up about that time. It maybe thnt in this sus picion injustice was done tho company, but th?y have now a tine opportunity to redeem their word. Q>al has | declined from 87 a ton to from $4 to 86 a ton ; and if the word of the company is good for anything, au acuounce ment will soon be made by them that th- I'unris again reduced to one cent per person. We will chronicle th? announcement with pleasure. Hurry up, Me ri. Mana gers. Fin* in Crokbt FTTtKrr. ? About a quarter to t*o o'clock yesterday morning, a fire broke out in the secoad story at the five story brick building No. 90 CVo?by street. The cellar and first floor are occupiel by Csorge F. Bellows as a livery stable; the second and ourth floors are occupied by Mathews b Stacy, ' oamelled cabinet furniture manufacturers; and the tkird and fiftk floors by Henry Stoney, manufacturer c! cabinet furniture. From examination, it appears that the Are started in the rear part of the second ll<or, about the staircase; but the firemen soon arrive! .tad extin guished the flamos. George F. Bellow-", '.ivory stable proprietor, estimates his damage at about fib: he has an mm ranee of $A,9bO, divide1! e<]ually in the Br Midway and Btuyvesant Insurance companies; his hn-jo.= and car riages were taken out by tho insurance patrol. Mathews k Macy estimate their loss at about 9400. T'.py have an insurance on their irtock of $1,000, in the I heilx Insur ance Company of Brooklyn. Henry Stoney e-timates his loss at about $226. He has an insurance nu his stock of ?1,000, in the Rutgers Insurance Company. Ti.o building belongs to Mr. Daniel Walker, which In ?Unu>iged about *160, and insure l in tl.e National Insurance Company ftlF 82.n00, and the St. Nicholas for 82, ?W. 1'he origin of the Are is under investigation. Firr w Seventeenth Btrktt ? About 10 o'clock, on Tuesday night, a fire broko out in the building No. 280 West Seventeenth street. It ori*in?*od on the second 82?r*lT>nf T* **?*??''? " t*ting.ii,hed with a few pail* of water. No <lamage. Tom IN Thompson STREw.-Uetween 12 and 1 o'clock on IWsday night, a camphene lamp was upset in the room ?T.f' D ?v,a' on the flr*1 fl?or of No. 68 Thoinv-mn .treat etting fire to a chair. It was extinguish") 35, a^ft given" ? W*ter w,thout doing any damage. So alinn At arm or Fir* in tin Foi-rth District.? La-rt night, at about 10 o'clock, an alarm of fire was struck for the Fourth district, "caused by the taking fire ef a chimney ia 1he restaurant of Thomas Cisco, No. 566 Broad war It seems a pan of tat boiled over, which set fire to the chim ney. It was soon extinguished and without danage. Broom* Cttt DtRsrroRT.? The Brooklyn City Direc tory for the year ending May 1, I860, ha- ju.t been is sued. It is well gotten np, and contains much informa tion that must be important, not only to Brtnklynite* but to New Yorkers. Besides being a general ft! rectory of the inhabitants, it is also an avenue an l street ruide and contains an ap]>endix, in which is a reord of the city government, county officers, the courts, niliUirrand mUrei{f^eDt,,'X,'r^'r*rdi ciij bankj- '"-"inwand miscellaneous companies, and pubUc Instituti.ns; a me ?*change directory, a list of city polttemen. Ac. ThiH Wrectorj appear^ to b? an iinprovrmrn^ on all that uVtVBuuSTni."- " " PUbUeh#d ^ Wnj' H' ^th, ll^ Rlami.nq Til* Wrong PAjtrr?An account wo, given la the Hkraid last Sunday of a wagon falling overboard at the Hoboken ferry, in which bUme is throvn on the driver for uncecensary haste. We find on iwjuiry that the blame should rest elsewhere. It appear 1 that the wagon came to tlie gate and was admitted by the keeper, and when halfway down the bridge the bell wae struck for the boat to leave. The parties being near the boat of course endeavored to get on board, as hey should Wn i?!\?2I?,t?a d?- 0r e1"? the? should not have ^ C , K'l'e. They had got partially on board, when the chidns were loosed by -obk official connected with the ferry, and, of course, as tLe boat left, the horre was thrown overboard, carrying tte men ani .V M r' him' ,f 1,1?n,e l" ?? M any where it hlve admlttitVh? ConiPany: ?H, either , ho, ,ld not ritTT. . 'ted the wsgon, or eUe have giveu the driver time to g?t on board. I/mk Oir for CorNTKiuncrr Ocban Bane Bnj?? We un derstand that a great number of counterfeit litre dollar bills on the Ocean Bank arc in circulation, and it is feared that many poor persons have suit-red pecu niarlly thereby. Over fifty dollars of it ha- been J^r ed at the Hnuin office in payment for adverti? inents and was, of course, not accepted by our clerks The counterfeits wero exceedingly well done, and in the absence of any mention in the Bonk Detector or spurious bMaTSe el ved' " circulatio,,' no doubt many prions have Castle Oaruts Emiorant Dkpot? Two vessels arrived yesterday ? the Mary Morris, from Greenock, Scotland, with 172 passengers, having in their possession nearly 86.000 in specie; also, the Devonshire from Iondon with 241 passengers.. Tie I'abner, tlrnt arrl.ed the day Ddbre, had 403 passengers and 813.000 in mou' y. A New IU?e Bali. Ctrn. ? A new base ball club has Ijcen organized in Brooklyn, under the name of the At lantic Ilase Ball Club. They will play this afto n?on at IP. J!., at See lam Stillweirs shooting ground, Coney Island plank road. They number some twenti three per - [ons, and eipect to do something astonishing in the war of batting and bowli^ A Doo Stort. ? On flMiday a vicious dog bh a little girl in Forty-third street, near Eleventh avenue. Assistance was called, and a German, named John lilng volunteered lo make an eud of the animal. Ho procured an old lior?e pistol and fired, but found he was as n.ueh injured himself as the dog. The weapon liad jerked up on the on<-u?sion and severely lacerated his (offfcead. a phy ?iean pronounced the wound dangerous. Acrnmnlatlon of Arrhlrpliropal Property. Tbf following extraordinary epUtle ha? b" n Ju?t re ceded by one of the Judgia of the -Ha.e.i <' irt of thl? dintrirt. It *how? the d??ire no the jwft of the " faithful " to treasure up " t>r the n.?e <A ;h?Lr ?onl?." Ve h#te not heard ofticlally the amount eot.tuiti 1 !n the paper* of lb* Court, hut whatcier It l*,wabope the rUhcp may get It:? ton. ji rx;r. or -rur. t \rren Diftn;>r ? ? rrr: Trar Sir? It I- my wilt that the money <f*. Ko?. mann a-" security of New orlenn* chali b? (#r.-n to the lii.liop llughea (if New York fur the u*e of >ir .r,a1 viidi ibat the sain'- ?hall he recorded, go I wiil be rime free of 1ho etil thought* about my m'*d, which wax ilono to me by a bad meaning of a bail rnin '?* ghn*t. And I hope that all will be fixed right. You wl, tlnd nil the paper* in the Court of the year A. D. 1A41-J and If I should . me my?*lf write to me, If no*. It w nd he no u?e, and I will consider all right. Hereof fail not. Your twuy wwii _ . Postmarked, Mtaitar, fblo, Aug 4 ... - W The I'etrolt Tribune amy* that A. ' f* ... of eity, was murdered in cold blood nil tiie Jti'i wnt., h* a i.*??iooate man with whom he bad * ff.inHy, Ur. ?-keeter called u| " n the indiridBkl erfa-rei to ri f Minrkr Aug. 4, Jfl", A'OiJUl* O o i .v CI.EMENH llKAFilNO rw ItimiKi i ).j K*w v m., .v y.

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