Newspaper of The New York Herald, August 7, 1860, Page 4

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated August 7, 1860 Page 4
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4 NEW YORK HERALD. JANK8OOHOONBKXXKTT, KDITUIi AND I'lUrPKIATuR. 01 nci K. W. COLIN KM or KASiAC AND IX"LTON BTf. rr'tvs, ?w* ? ?..?.? jr?w? m ?" a- at <1 rut?/ (.u lender. I'.atagf <bwn;^ rux retained or euixerifXat., mrffr PAH. T HKKALU tw.t em f}*r oop*. 97 per anmam. THE WI EKir HKKAl.O, mnrpEntHrtap, of eir nnUper ttm, or 9n j*t annum, Ln Kurvfoan K*1.tion emry HiJwMWi't a: At rente per $4 ; rrm -ium <.???>/ po lo/ SrmBritain, or hlo unp part ttt Ok timtinrnt. UtOt in inr/wie poetaae, ft* Cali/or< \ Kit' ,, im ih. bit an.l9A'Ko( aacL munth at ee* tmUs per rope/, or f 1 fxJ annum 7/rf" KAHILI H KHALI' on Wtdnteday, a-' /W em..'per "VdLUK FASrrOKKESrOtr/tKKtK, eemteining fww. i'W/r?m .i?v oiuirttr or' <>.' AILU hten.il, paidjt*. ?r-"p? Wmotuiiit U*auMi?i' to *ui Lbttwo ajiu rtu HO TICK tnttrn o< anonym. >< ? eorrnpondenee. We do ?k>4 rr? r/.y, ad,?tLnnmt, <n^\fY*Tw*r"? I fluau., and ? tU Ol/ifor, ,1 ami Kurt-pot'. toLtwn'. J OK 1' lilH 'I IH omw~*t*d uuA neai.ee, cltrapr*., a rut de tpateVolam* XXV ..No. 118 AMUSKMliNTS THIS EVENING. NIBJ.O'S GARDEN. Brourttmy ? I^jisbim Pruror.MAMI! WITlTKi; UAKIM >, WOMWHy, (ifpiwio Doar. ktdcv t.ouu Bc?I Fuis-U diabcr a (jiatrlMaoic I'illa. WALLACE'S THEATRE. Broadway?Tit/nitX O'Ra*MTl?T::k:ci kaiuuKi? M* 1 ?o FiCUU. LACRA KKENE'3 THUTBC, No. B4 Breadway.?9na Ammucaji v oisi.v NEW BCWERT TTTFATRF. Bewery ?P.OB*rrj?Aur.jri htdbk. BARNTTCS AMERICAN XCSEUM. R-ondwar.?IV\v and vcolr.r I rntoriAJi, Soacr, I>a!?c?, IScRireftcaJ. Liriae CCatOflir.AS, Ac. BRYANTS- MINSTRELS. Mnnftanlea' rial!. 472 Uro:^!arar.? BlIU.lBft.ltJ, So..(.5, dan ess Ac.?SBAft EiCHt. NATION Mi VARIETIES, CT.atIn.in gtrqe:.?Jnar Twitouck -i! l?stlL*i.C*lc*tfX?'Tftouuta. PAI.ACE GARDEN, Fourteenth atreet.?VoCAt and In TBenAXtAi UOJUTUT. CANTERBURY CONCERT HALL,CC Broadway.-SoR&s, 1 < A.NCM, BtaLlftftinRR AC. Haw York. Twrntay, AnfUt 1, 1KAU. MAT! A FOB EXJBOPB. fffea law York Harold ? Bdltloa kr Knropa. Die tu?*rd mail etoai.-ship OatiuJa, Capt. Lang, will leave Boston, on Wednesday, for Liverpool. Tbe ma*U for Rurepe will clone to tbia city thil afternoon at a quarto r past one o'clock lo go by railroad, and at a quarter to four o'clock to go t?y ateamboat. The EunorBA* Rdcwd* or ran HnaaiD will be published at tee o'clock la the morning. Single ooplee, In wrap pert. b:j crow. The contenta of the ffnor*Aji Crmtw or m n?n?> trill oomb Loe the cetrt reoelvod by mall tad telegraph at the oOke during the prettoua week, tad up to ike hoar of pabUoaV.oa. The IKetre. Kecticns took place yesterday In Kentucky, ML>souri, Arkansas and Texas. We have no return? frcm the two last mentioned States. The returns from Kentucky indicate the election of General I/Oslio Combs, the candidate of the Roll party for Clerk of the Court of Appeals, over his two democratic competitors, by n largo majority. T'nc returns from Missouri a fiord no indication as to the result. The New York Breckinridge Rate Convention, for the nomination of candidutca for State officers and Presidential electors, will meet at Syracuse today. 1 ast evening there was reason to believe that every \?semlly district will be represented in the Convention, and several of the loaders of the party were already on the ground. A report prevailed in Syracuse last night that a large number of fig' ting men from this city would reach there to-day, tr take part in the outside proceedings of the Ccmention. By tLe arrival of the overland pony express we have ad. ices from China to May 20, Japan to June 20, and frcm San Pruneisco t? July 2o. A telegraph! ? tntnary of the news is given in another column. At San Francisco business was greatly depressed. The democratic politician throughout Calife mia were quite undecided as to their Presidential p efcrenccs, and were awaiting news of in the Atlantic States. The news from Japan is interesting. Tho war in China hud caused great activity in all branches of trade, but the enhanced prices of commodities in consequence had created considerable prejudice towards for eigners among certain classes. From China wo Icarr. that the rebels have been very successful recently. It ?u reported that the Chinese np the Pciho were preparing to defend themselves against the Invasion of the French and English. By an arrival at New Orleans we have newa from Vera Crux. The city was healthy. The liberals were preparing to attack tho capital, and the lfiramon party threaten to attack Vera Cruz. liiraroon was at ! a gov at lost accounts. The steamship Arago, from flavre and Booth ampton S'th ult, with 1SJ passengers, the mails And a f..!l cargo of merchandise, arrived at this port last evening. Bhe brings no news. Amongst the p:. -tngcrs by tho Arago wo notice I.e wis Cass, Jr., E**;.. ex Minister to Rome; Colonel Axel (la dolln. tf the Russian army, and MonsiiurR.de la Mange, Vice Consul for France at Richmond. The straru-bip Vigo, which left this port or Fah.rduy last for Liverpool, will arrive off Cape Race te day or to morrow, and communicate with the short for the latest despatches from this city. A Ian 11 rtion of our space to day ia devoted to the accounts given by onr special oorrcspon dert.-. o't' r flr?t landing of the Prince of M ales al Bt Johns, K. F.. his reception there, and tho ecle bration upon his arrival at Halifax. Everywhere ti c peoj le t rncd out en mo w to do honor to the hcL- Apparent. and at Halifax a large number 01 India s pn:t iputed in the demonstration. A meeting if the British re*idonta of New York took place la-t evening at the Astor House, to make jprelimlruTj arrangements for the reception of the Ihrim e oMValf* in Now \ ork. A committee was at.M inted for that purpose, who will report pro cccdbpS at a future meeting. The injnn lion sue J out to prohibit the naunici pal autio'ttic i from paying the f lOI.OOO expense) for the entertainment uf the Japanese was to hav< beer, tilen up in the Supreme Court yesterday* but owing to the large number of case* before I on the calendar, the case was not reached. A large number of people attended the raeetin; of the board of 8u pert nor- yci?. lay, to hear thi report of the special committee on the appoint ment of canvassers and Inspectors for the con.in< election. These off>. ials number I..100, and thi chairman of the committee said they had been ae lei ted from all political parlies, aril were worth; of confidence. Whereupon the ( allotting com meored. and doubtless the entire list was confirm d. A rrc'inz of rlti*. ni opposed to the exb n aion of Chambers atreet to the East river wa held yesterday at Tammany Hall. After som conversation. a committee waa appointed to ?b tain hgal advice in regard to the subject, and al? to call ai.other meeting of the rcmomtriuite I necessary. The funeral of Major Morton FatrcMM, n db-tln gnWier' soldier of the war with Mexico, took plac yesterday from the City Hall. A description c the obsequies is given in another column. A regular meeting of the Taouaaoy Society wa held last e vening at the Wigwam. Isaac IV>||, Jr. one of the Conaniaeionrra of Public Charities aiu C< rri\ .11, was elected to fill a vacancy In tLi Cw-ffl vl baihtuu WW?CU t>j the slccUvi* c 1 James Conner tc the office of Grand Sache m of tLe J i Order. 1 ] According tc the City Inspector's report there were 497 death* u the city during the past week, A decrease cf 7 as compared with the mortality of the week previous, and 128 less than occurred dunng the corresponding week last rear. The recapitulation table gives 1 death of disease of the bones, joints. An.. 91 of the brain and nerTea. 6 of the generative organs, 12 of the heart and blood l vessels. 99 of the lungs, throat, Ac., 6 of old age, I 24 cf diseases of the aide and eruptive fevers, 197 I of diseases of the stomach, bowels and ether dj I gestive organs, 66 of general fevers, 2 premature births, 1 of disease of the urinary organs, I unknown, and 32 from violent causes. The nativity table gives S38 natives of the United States, 104 of Ireland, 37 of Germany, 6 of England, 4 of Scotland, and the balance of various foreign countries. The report contains the gratifjing information that the bills of mortality of the mcnth of July, i860, when compared with those of 1858 and 1868, show 787 less deaths than in 1858, and 727 less than in 185t. Infantile mortality has largely diminished, and when compared with the month of July, 1858, the bilb s'.ow a decrease of 630, and 370 leas than in The cotton market at present Is more iofiuenced by In telligciice from the South regarding the injury InCicted on tbe crop by the drought than by the news from Liverpoo1.. At last accounts, eccept here and there, where oc caslootl showers bad fallen, it was without mitigation. The crop* on the highlands, whicn comprise the chief district of its culture, had suffered severely, and led to the opic on that, cotne what might hereafter, the yield there would be a third lees. On low lands and river bottoms the crops were, in the main, considered to be equal to what they were last year. The corn bad suffered greatly. and in n.ao7 sections of the country it was considered a failure. Owing tc the advices from the South, the market assumed increased firmness and ac tivity yesterday, with sales of2,000 bales, closing on the basis of 10'.'C. a U.^c, for middling uplands. Flour was in b"Iter demand, and under the influence of the foreign news closed at an advance of about 6c. per barrel. Wheat wae also In gcod demand, and firmer, and closed about lc. per bushe! higher. Corn was in good demand, nnri closed firm. Fork was somewhat irregular Sales of nrw mess were made at 619 litf, c Id prime at SIC 2C (check oc tbe day;, end new do , in small lots, at $14. A time saie of mosi for September delivery was made, seller's cption, at $19 2" Sugars Were steady, with sales of 600 hi ds., r.t rates given in another column. Ooffee wa quiet, awaiting the advent of the public Rile. FYe.ghlE were firm, with moderate engagements to Ltverpcul and London at full rates Our Financial Prospect. It i3 c. rather fortunate thing that tbe census of the United States is to be taken this year, for Providence has so favored its that we shall be able to make & show that will astonish the world. The figures which indicate the productive capacity of the country, as revealed in the census of 1860, will probably astonish even the most sanguine of our own people. It (a now ndtnlltml thai (ho fiin'rua rf (ho con bus of 1850 are unserviceable for the purposes of commercial calculation. They were in many instances defective when they were first collected ; and the coontry has grown bo much since then that the most ludicrous errors are made by those who use them as the basis of estimates. A few of the States take an annual account of stock, which is probably in the main pretty trustworthy; but as this is not general, it is useless for national computations. Nc one can tell v. ithin 00.000,000 bushels how much wheat Is produced in the United States, or within 200.000,000 bushels hew much corn. The actual amount of rice, tobacco, hay, pork, beef, butter, rye, potatoes, Ac., raised in the country Is equally a matter of doubt. People talk of a maximum crop of 200,000,000 bushels wheat, und TOO.OOO.QfO bushels corn ; but these are mere rough guesses. Then' is only one great staple whose production la reliably ascertained r A _ ' J f. iruai yr?i wu jr t u., uuu iaiub ls tumm. It if, however, pretty certain by this time that the crops of 18C0, whatever mny be the aggregate amount of each, will without exception be the largest ever rained in the country. The only crop failure this year Is the wheat and corn crop- of some of the Southern States where they have had but little rain; but those States have never been great producers of food, though their wheat has generally been very fine in quality. Throughout the great wheat growing States of the Union? New York. Pennsylvania. Ohio, Indiana. Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota. Michigan and Iowa?the crop is universally pronounced by the farmers to be the best ever harvested. Ccrn promises equally well; unless some unusual 1 disaster should occur the corn crop likewise will be largely in excess of the average. Lands which in 185S yielded five bushels wheat to the acre, will thb year yield twenty; and lands which in the same year gave fifteen tc twenty , bushels com. will this year give forty-five to t sixty. We believe that.as a general rule, potatoes. hoy and rye will be a full average; the beef and pork cror will be considerably above t an average. In the South, both the tobacco and the rice planters are in gc.cd spirits; the si;gar 1 crop of Louisiana will be short, we are told, as also will the corn cop Ir the Gulf States. With ' regard to cotton, opinions differ somewhat. Ir. I the beginning of July the favorite estimate, based on the area planted, and the fair spring t weather. wa? f .000,000 bales; but since then the drought has affected the uplands, and some re? dnction must be made. Some authorities look, > under favorable circumstances, for a crop of f 4.800,000; Others think it will not exceed the L crop of 185), ssy 1,600,000; while ether? doubt whether 11 rill ream ?,atir,uvu oaies dui qc one seems to doubt. unless the fall season should prcre very unfavorable, that It trill be AO a 45 per cent Ic excess of the average crop five years ago. Bere, then. I* a clear prospect of an agger gate increase of wealth, by actual production, which can hardly be figured in dollars. Turn ing, on the ether hand, tc the ir.aau1 factoring business of the country, we Qnd that it never was sc prosperous as It is at present. The report from every part of New Fagland is, that the mill* are in constant operation: thr.t the manufacturers cannot fill their o-der*; that labor is in constant demand. and that new mills are being built on every side. The amount of raw material consumed In the New England factories this year is fully one third In excess of the old average. New England Is competing successfully with Old England for the Asiatic trade. Great Dritain will find, after she has spent a few score of millions in subjugating the Hindoos and beating 0 the Chinese, that she has merely opened a marlf Vet for Lowell and Lawrence. So In hardware. Our native manufactures are driving the foreign i- goods ont cf the market: if the present duties e were abolished, in a few years our tr.anufhc f turers would hare the whole home field to themselves Meanwhile, for the first time In cur history, j our consumption has not kept pace with our D production. It seems n monstrous thing tc sAy, 4 bat we we really ?ayirg mgacy, The Import* fEW YORK HERALD, TU Hons of foreign good* at this port for the year to date are only $112,591' 713 against $156,450,994 to the corresponding date lust year; while our exports of domestic produce are $46,281,575, against $53,373,647 for the same period of 1K59. Generally speaking, the American people not only spend all the money they make, but borrow ae much as they can besides. Now we are spending comparatively little, earning a great deal more than usual, and borrowing nothitg. We are building no railrouds, except a few necessary extensions of our present railway system into the Western wilderness. No new issues cf railway bonds or stock are seeking purchasers in Wall street; no financiers are going to Europe with flaming prospectuses to try to wheedle John Bull out of bis money. Until within a few weeks, even the merchants have not been borrow tag as much as the banks wanted to lend. Universal caution and conserve tlsm seem to have overtaken the financial and commercial community. This is a most gratifying picture?it is one which can be drawn of no nation in the world but this. Of coarse it need hardly be added that the present is a transitory stage: that the vast Increase of wealth proceeding from the enormously increased yield of the earth and of the factories must beget a corresponding in crease of commercial activity and speculative enterprise, spreading new life and strength throughout every fibre of the national body, und affording lucrative employment to all classes of the people. Were it not for the uncertainties of the Presidential election, and the doubts which overhang the future conduct of the desperate, politicians who huvd no thought beyond the division of the epoiU, there would not be a cloud or a speck on the horizon. The Prospers of Lincoln's Klrrtlon?Tl?s Daly of tike Opposing Candidates. The election of Abraham Lincoln as our next President is now generally conceded to be inevitable. To be sure, the republican party, which cannot command an electoral vote in the Southern States, is a minority party in the Northern States, and with the concentration of the forces opposed to it. this party could easily be driven from the field. But while it is united like n Macedonian phalanx, the superior numbers of the opposition are divided into several hostile camps, apparently more Intent upon the destruction of each other thun upon the defeat of the common enemy. The Douglas organs and orators, right and left, are denouncing the Breckinridge ticket as the disunion ticket, the party supporting it as the Southern disunion party, and Mr. Buchanan is charged with being a mere instrument of mischief In the hands of the Southern fire-eaters. On the other hand, the organs and orators of the Breckinridge faction repudiate Douglas as a trickster and a traitor, and a semi-abolitionist, playing away his hopes, his fortunes and his followers, into the receiving basket of the republican church. Mr. Douglas, meantime, if on his travels, here speaking to a boisterous company of serenades, there to the curious population of a country village, and next at a Yankee clambake, and everywhere, on all occasions, and for all diseases of the body politic, advertising and recommending his patent medicine of popular or squatter sovereignty to the people. Next, there is the Bell-Everett, or '-the eld gentlemen's party," a very conservative party, cutting in and cutting out, combining with or opposing Douglas. or Breckinridge, or both, as the occasion may seem to demand. In this place, that place, imd the other. They would be thankful, too. for the support of the republicans. where such support would be useftU- that is, in tbe border slare States?and they doubtless expect to get it bore and there. In default cf a republican electoral ticket. Now, with these three parties or factions in the field, dividing tbe forces opposed to the republicans into three separate armies, exhausting their ammunition against each other, nr fnnlitMr nocntintinfr Imnniuihle rotnbina tions, there is nothing in the world to prevent the republicans cutting them sll to pieces, as the first Napoleon cut up the divided forces of the Austrian? at RirolL It is sheer nonsense to talk of any other result a ith the present divisions and dispositions of the anti-republican forces. We cannot believe that there are ten men in a hundred thousand who can read a newspaper who, under the circumstances and party movements of the day, anticipate any other result than Lincoln*? election. With the union or co-operation of the popular elements t pposed to him, he could be de feated; and in view of this union or co-operation. we have throvrn rut the suggestion of a National Convei. on in New York of the independent conservative people, without din tine tion of party. But such large todies move slowly. This Convention would take time, even if undertaken at all and time is precious. There is a shorter and more practical method for accomplishing the end in view. It is the withdrawal of the three tickets cf Breckinridge and Lone, Douglas and Johnson, aud Bell and Everett, from the field. ar.d the adoption of a single ticket upoa which th* se three parties may unite. But how is th's to le dene? Not b7 party caucuses or conference*. No! If left to the respective "friends" of Breckinridge, Douglas and Bell, no arrangement of this kind would be made. If the election for their accommodation. were postponed for ten years. But there i? a a ay whereby this scheme of fusion may be consummated, r.nd it is very simple. Let Messrs. Breckinridge and Lane, Douglas and Johnson. Bell and Everett, meet together in a little convention of six. or. if they would rather have it. seven; let them take in General lloustoa, and let them agree among themselves to withdraw from thb canvass, and recommend a joint stock ticket to the people, including a candidate from each of the two great sections of the Union, and Lincoln may be defeated. I We assume that with each of the seven men aforesaid party is nothing: personal disappointments. prejudices and sacrifices are nothing; and the empty husks of party abstractions are nothing, weighed in the balance against the Union. We take it for granted that they are patriotic men, and have sense enough to see and to know that the election of Lincoln will put the Union In jeopardy at once, and may speedily destroy It. They all know that the fixed purpose, the 4 one idea," of the republican party is to root out slavery, not only from the Territoi ww. but from the United Stales. Tie [ reven distinguished candidates aforesaid know that Mr. Lincoln is pledged to this programme; that le believes in it; that be is an honest man. [ and a resolute man, and will cot be diverted ' fro? what he bciieres to he his duty, until the BSDAY, AUGUST 7. I860. backward step may fee too late to save ua from dissolution. All tbia i? plain m daylight. 1 Furthermore. Lincoli/e election, with hit new I programme, will inaugun. te & new epoch and a | new order of things, under v. hie h all these out- c side candidates, leaden and parties of this day tl will be submerged. Consequently, if Breckin- b ridge and Lane, Dcuglns and Johnson, Bell and y Everettand Houston, would Le beard cf after this * election, they will move now as we have indl- g

rated, to turn it in the right direction tc save v the day. v Tiih Japanksk SW usuue?Thk NKW Tctt Cop.- 1 poration AJn Fi pils?The papers Bay that in the Corporation of New York there is what Is 8 called ''a ring." or inner circle of members, B who are known to each other by a secret or to mystic tie?that they conspire together to rob the taxpayers in various ways?that they divide 0 the spoils between them, and never admit those to outside tne ring to any participation in me ? plunder, and that the Japanese swindle belongs T to that category. We believe there is a great h deal of truth in that statement But the New F York Corporation is not the only public body in which there are ' rings.'' Who does not know of the famous Matteson circle in Congress? It was sworn by Reverdy Johnson, in his evidence in the Dee Moines Improvement case, that some of the initiated admitted to him that the circle consisted of thirty or forty members, of all parties. who held the balance of power, and would ( let no bill pass which did not pay toll. The New York Corporation, who are apt scholars in this kind of erudition, hove followed the respectable example set them In Congress, and they have committed a great many acts of rascality; but the climax is capped by the Japanese bill, which for downright barefaced robbery is without a parallel in the history of corporations. The taxpayers ought to call a public Indignation meeting immediately to denounce all who have any complicity in the matter, and not let the matter die away like a nine days' wonder. Here is a list of those who voted for the payment of the bill in the face of the facts set forth in the application of Mr. Chatfield for an Injunction:? AIiBSEMK Avmet. Flart of Biuintst. 6r-.;pafu>r. Henry Smith 16 South St Frci.ht agent. Richard Barry.... 488 t'cari st Rumseller. John T Henry.... t>2 J'-eadr st Carpenter. James Bagley S2 I'lke st Coal mere hast H. W. Genet 12 Centre st lawyer. John H. Brady .... 122 Amity st Stair builder Michael Tuomey . 212 Grand at ... {(1^f,JJ.er'lUC nun' George Starr 2 Jefferson market. Butcher. (lias. G. Cornell Cr> third st Butcher. Wm. J I'eck Knot West SOihSt..Brick merchant. ?. 1. A. nwir oil miru 01 i|rwrigui. G. M. rifttt 121 Rwt21?t st? BuMner June* Owens 106 Emi 34th it... Outlier. OOCNCILMZN. Joseph Pliannon.. .162 Water at Butcher loho Baulcb 86 Chatham at .... Hatter. Edw'd Cnatellu.... Washington m*: t.. B itcber. P. T IfunsoD 199 West lTlh at..Lo-.ksmith C. W Campbell Malta Saloon R imaeller. Harris ltogcrt 7 fcSCImlor m'kt.Fiab dealer. Jamra Btfiia 174 Grand at Rnmaeler. John Van Tine ... .2 uw it Rastauratetr John McConnell.. .164 WlliUun it Printer. L. M Van Wart. ..114 Amity at Grocer. Abraham Lent....768 Broadway Tailor. Morgan Jones Pearl and Centre.. Plumber Jobn Rogmc 127 Liberty it .... Brush maker. 1. Ilolwacen. Jr . 20 Ontrc market .Butcher. TliomasG. Ball 811 Rivtngtnn it.. Pianoforte!. A. U Sliaw .168 Wasbingtoo it. Broom dealer. CTtar. Met Arty.... 612 Third a\rnue..Lum eller. The taxes in this city hare been accumulated to such an extant by a succession of frauds, that every man who has real estate in New York is frightened at the prospect of the destruction of his property by excessive burthens; tor where will men stop a ho are capable of concocting 60 outrageous a robbery as that involved in the Japanese bill? The most wealthy citizens will flee to other cities to avoid the imposition, and those who remain will have to share among them the intolerable load. This is a fearful state of things, and it ought to be brought to a speedy end. We hope the citizens of New York will do their duty to themselves and the city, by assembling in a great demonstration to demand indemnity for tke past and security for the future. Another Great Meteor.?It will be seen, by correRpoodence and newspaper extracts which we publish elsewhere In to day's H? ralp. that another great meteor has been witnessed in the | inntliwMl Minti l/i if not iirnnMlnir ths won. derful meteoric phenomenon which occurred on the 20th of July. We bare accounts of the appearance of this last meteor from Knoxrille and Nashville, in Tennessee; Caroline county. Virginia; Buncombe county, North Carolina: Cincinnati. Warren county, Chillicothe and Yellow Springs, in Ohio, and Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. It appeared on Thursday evening last, the 2d instant, and was visible for but an instant; from half a second to ten seconds li the range of estimates. Our Knoxrille correspondent describee it as being about fifty times as large and more brilliant than a skyrocket, with a tail of apparently three hundred yards in length, and throwing off the brightest scintillations. He thinks It must hare been much more darling than the meteor of the 20th of Jnly. of which he had read descriptions in the IIkralp. Singularly enough, both he and our Virginia correspondent r itnessed the memorable display of shoctlrg stars In 1S32. and they agree that that did not compare in splendor with this phenomenon. The latter correspondent Is disposed to think that this was the same "pale wanderer of the skies' that flew across the heavens a fortnight before, and that baffled the science of all our astronomers: but one obstacle to this supposition is that, whereas the former travelled from west to east, the latter pursued a directly opposite course?from southeast to northwest. It is somewhat remarkable that both appeared at about the same hour In the evening?between half-past nine and half-past ten. These meteoric displays, while they attract general attention, will engage the serious studies of our sarante in regard to a matter of which absolutely nothing is known. Visit or thf Print* a Waits to New York?Tiir Pitorostn Dvmoxstraton rv tuf Brittsti RiMnrvr*.?We are giad to see that at the meeting of the British resident* held at the Astor House lost night to consider the propriety of getting up a separate demonstration to welcome the Prince of Wales tc New York, no decision was arrived at. The matter was referred to a committee, prcbabiy with a view of shelving It entirely, as It Is well known that a large number of English resident? concur in the views expressed by us as to the Impclicy and bad taste of marring the warm reception which our citizens are disposed to give the Prince by any exclusive proceeding of this kind. The gentlemen whose loyal feelings induced them tc sign the call for this meeting may rest assured that both the Prince's sentiments and their own interest in him will be be?t consulted by leaving to Americans the task of receiving worthily the son of a monarch who has so tn*y claims on pur friendship nod respect. # The Jokwsky ot tuk Pbimce or Walw.Srery account from the whereabout! of Ui rince ov Wales represents the furor of tb teople of Ahe British Provinces t?s on the ii rease. Nothing can exceed the amount of ei huiiasm and loyalty which everywhere greel im. In this country, too, the Interest in th oui-g Prince L* every day becoming moi rarm. The deta lied description of his pr< toss which we publish tc-duv will be rea fith eagerness by vust numbers of our peoph rho are looking forward with pleasure to th imp when we Bhall htfre him amongst us. The reception he receives in New York, th rest commercial metropolis of the countr; bould be narked with a dignity and decorui efittir.g ourselves, and his position as the hei pparent to that great empire from w ich w riginaIN sprang. We should take warnln y past experiences, and not overdo it on thi cession. There is such n thing as too muc uanners as well as too little manners, and tha -ecomee toadyism. The great fault with ou ipcple is that, under exciting circumstances c his kind, they are apt to make themselves i Ittle ridiculous sometimes. We hare seen nc wnn? vniuitiriu unit retentions here durini he Ivt thirty years, and there were eery fe< if them that were net characterised by seme e< entricitiee. Sometime* the people display thei 11 manners, as they did the other day ic Phili lelphia, en the occasion of the visit c he Japanese; sometimes the visit cf dh inguished strangers is made the pretax or plunging late the treasury, and rot ?ing it of a goodly Bum. as in the cose of th i?-w York Corporation and the Japanese rece| icn; and sometimes enthusiasm r.mB to the pltc it madne3:?, only tc experience t remarkabl udden reaction, as in the case cf Kossuth. We tope the reception of the Prince of Waif rill be free from all those eccentricities. H Uies not appeal tc any political or other e? Itirg feelings. He ccmc? here seeking ir.stru< ion and information which may be useful t lim in his future career as TelemacLur-, in th lays of ancient Greece, travelled with Mecto: before ose.im'.ng the rank and duties of his pr< :enltcr. Therefore let him be received with rental end hearty welcome, neither bored wit oad5ism nor intruded upon with vulgarity, be siti that dignified hospitality which becomes ree and enlightened people. Tim New York Yacht Bqcaorok.?The at iu&I cruise of the New York Yacht Club ecu Deuces this week, and promises to be an uc Launlly interesting affair. A large numbe if boats have already been entered, and it I tot unlikely that the occasion will be the moe animated that has ever marked the career c ae ciud. The rende.-rcus, which b at Whitestone, ceo SlenCove, will take place tc-day. and tc-moi ow the cruise will commence, and extend ore he customary ground to New London, New Kirt, or wherever C err mode re Stevens ma ilect. The Commodore, fcy the way, appears, for th Irst time in twe or three years, in his celebra >d yacht Maria, which, having undergone a erations from a sloop to a schooner, is expec >d to do some 6harp things in the way of fai ailing. Several races are on the tapis, an -are sport is anticipated. A band of music trill accompany the squat on, and between all the pleasures of sens ind soul with which both visiters and visile rill be blossrd, a life will be infused into tb ?vent that will make it one of the epochs in th listory of American yachting. The interest in this aquatic amusement 1 evidently on the increase. New yachts hav >a/\m rt n/1 asm* #/> Km thn a<< rcvu UUU U11 UWV/Ul KV WC UUUCU bU bUC RV|U(H on, new members are continually joining tb lub, and there is every preepect that befor D&ny years have elapsed this healthy and a ractive sport will have become so popular a o be worthy of being placed first on the list c he national pleasures of our young country. Tire Pnss i\n thf Politicians.?Ever "residential election brings out some Strang levelopements about the newspaper pre* Sometimes a new paper is started?a camp&ig iffair?sometimes the politicians buy a pap< ilready In existence, and sometimes the paps >uys them. It was lately announced that a pet ly paper was to be started in this city, and tbi Robert J. Walker, ex Governor of Kansas, an Jecrgf N. Sanders, ex-Governor of No when lad invested a million of dollars In the speculi ion. But It appears that they have backed 01 :f the business, ns one that would cot pay, an will probably invest their spare cash In th jack settlements of Kansas c: Nebraska, c lomewhere In that direction. Tt ciinmi that Minr.v vtAnhrnt rtrnnv rfKrr Wr >f paper* devoted tc party politics, ere far froi >elng profitable ccncrm?- just now. Even i Thicagc, the bead quarters of cae cf the do: prominent of the Presidential candidates, an he very focus of his popularity and fewer, tl japcrr in his interest are eating each otter u| [fie chief organ now finds itself in the bowels < mother journal, tbougt vc are assured it ha >een conducted free its first issue, not onl rim A VII it w !. ,? rritlr a ? T-aa ?, Si?k I.. .!>r, "M* f vu? n IM? o ? i^vi nuivu uiar cirti I'd it to the position cf t-e If ad in g dcmoc rati >aper In the Northwest' TLe reaeon uK-igue or the curing In of this grer.t cracle ta. that "p< miliary difficulties hod sprung up between th Kirtners in the ccncerr, which left no alterct ire but the on* adopted." What are the pect liary difficulties cf the Chicago journal con ?ared with the **a of trouble- whh t would-el :omp*?!< and swallow up a New York penny pi per launched under the auspices cf Walke Zanders d Co.'. RxronTKfw n it rnr Ahmk utkd Pkfs* ? I mother column we publish the litter of an >or?er of the Avcclated Preie rindicating hln ielf ft-on: the charge of partiality in hie report indof playing into the bacds of the Albany R< rency. Wo a-e bound tc state, how ere: hut this Is not the only icetar.ce In whic he writer has been accused of this course. HI eporta of the Convention nt Syracuse laet ye? rere charged Ly Mayor Wood with being ui air. and ae misrepresenting the fWcts. For ou >wc part, re can enly repeat what wv said ew duys ago that thr A eclated Tr'-se wi lever retain In ib- emplcyment any mac agalni rhom It is proved that be Las mUre presente he proceedings cf any convention or oth* wblic body. We want on all occasions th ruth, the whole tr th, and rmthing tut the tn.tl Ar?rs? r?TT at Raratik i ?Tfci* riisrtniiv roral at intn'iXtVI for a granc" eco< vt Is Sura,.'*iM, on Tt.ureos Lett , ttwi AlrtptVanf Maarles Mrakoscl It si * unlrr tlx patrorsa* f f ail the lent. 1/ fi'l.-oahla w' ?t thf ti-1 els are r--re U'v 0- al.j" cr< * ! It f* tje* to he V >* * brl': sat a=i r tounsratvc a& , THE STATC ELECTIONS. I e The Keaiark'iy ClccllMi. s H LKonoN or lkslh coaaa*. ni orroarnoK otMD1DATB FOB CL1U Or TUY OOCRT OF htFOkiM. Cunarttr, August #, 1MB \m Tie returna received trnra the elect mo la Kentucky H e dicAle tbeelection of Cfcombe the opposition cudlMt H for Clerk of tbe Court or Appeals by a large fc We have t?e following return* ? H >* WiUtamttown?Coombr 07 mv<wW|j Frankfort?Coombs 147 u lla)?vllle?Ooouibe 161/ majority B, Fayette county?C?omb? 700 major.ty Pour) on oount)?Coooib? 3tiO'm>.,erMt> ? Nicholas county?Coombs Kt majority Campbell county ?Co"tnbs CM ma; -rtty . OoriDStoD city ?Coomb" TOO rasiorily. e Uul-villc?Coomt* 4,2711, McCUrty I,Ml, BoUtng 8M. a The Mlaaomrl State KlWtlet. I . Wat*aw, Mo., AugMt-6, MM: Ballou, dom., la elected repreaectat.w certain, sad e Held and tbe regular democratic State ticket wll gal 5 tror.i 200 Vc 400 majority. MMMtt Jatiaoc, so far aa M 3 hoard from, geta four vote*. b , Mr, Aaffsat 6, 1MI. H t Phr!p? will boat both of his competitor! t,M? Ham- H cock Jackson Ml cot receive 1000 rotes fc this Cam- H r greaalooal dlatrict. H if WaaKsriox. Mo., August , 186h. H a The echoic Uaioc tide! ia ahead in thia county aboad H 400. * I '* Warsaw, Acgu-t G, UN. h g C X. Jackaco'a majority. together with the S?ato t.csket, H V tc Beotoc county, la from 400 to^600- Red, for Congress, H received the aamc majority as the State tiefcat. Judge Ballot;, demount, is elected to the Legislat-ire ty 40# am- H T Jortty, * k- Jav wi.-ov Prrr, Augtat f, INt. jf Th'-S township, Price 180 rnvrrity, and Crr atoot MS H j majority. Liberty township ghee Price CI majority H ( Mlrso towtKhlp gives. Price 106 majority. H The North t'aroliaa State Klertiom. I f> STCC'SUS OK TI'F lifMOCItAI'Y I AROF. GAINS .' OE TON I . CP' UMTION. Pm.arotrtto, Va., August 6, INt I The Ftrrrzi (neutral) ha* just received the foi 'owl* 7 from a reliable souice at IiauvsL ? Ml returns froaa H forty-five counties show a net galr. for Pool of r 049 owar H >g Glltaer'a vote is 18&6 Tl.eer forty-five count'es conaai-' H p tute two thirds of the popular vote In the State Adnata- H ting that Tool will ga in t! e name ratio in thr rem ..ndsr 9 of the State, Ellis' majority will be T.P8T. Thr dome- I cratic majority lu the Legislature will be reduced oca- 9 O alderabiy, but Is too Urge tc be overcome. The data*- I e crate La70 evidently carried thr State. I j. xne new lorn Breckinridge State Cob* relation. F7TKTBD ovthkrino ot the friends cf rRKfKTKh wikje and lake?position of coil ec m? ,1 dc hell?apprehensions. of a row?the candidates for nominations. etc., etc. a btsol chspaich to the eeralt. S-Tucrsnt. Auguat 6,1M0. The Breckinridge partisans arc fathering here in (tan 1- strength. It was ftt fin! supposed that the gathering at ,, the State Convention would be lean and spiritless, but It U no a settled that the old line deaocracy of every Assembly district will be represented in the Con rentlea r to morrow. The hard shell managers are mostly on the id ground, and are sanguine of polling a large vote on a eepolt rate ticket. Mr. Green Is recognized by all tbc delegates ,f from the rural districts, and tbe movement of Collector Scbeli, of New York, Is openly de-lded as absurd. The N'ew York Custom Douse, It is said, ben no Influence outr side of Kew York city, and nc delegates have besa ' clics-m to Mr. Bchcll's Ccnvcntlcn. * ir It was said to-night that Mr. 8c hell would not be bar* -. to morrow at all. It Is reported that be promised Gov. Stevens, cf the National Committee, at Washington, not to Interfere with Green's crganh.atiu. of tbe Conrenttoa. Considerable sensation Is cause 1 by the report that e Douglas Cgbtlng men are to create a disturbance in Oot rlnthian Hall, where the (Convention meets. In morrow. [. It Is said that a large gang have been seat here on taa Central Railroad, ticketed through wilt free peese3. Very little talk Is had about eon ', dates for State off.cee. ' Mr. Dickissoe, Mr. 0' Joncr, Cot Crate, of Hsrktmor, and, d others are urged by their friends. The Indications are that tnc Convention all. force Mr. Dickinson to taLc the plaea 1- at the head of the ticket. vMr. Jayocx can beteaotr lusted 10 for Oacal Commissioner, but declines positively. A full . electoral ticket will be made ef clear and ecucd Breckinridge men, and all offers of fusion wilt the Deng las maa will be quietly laid or the table. * e Mr. Greer will be reappointed Chairman of the Stalo Committee. btractps. Aug-.st 8?Midnight. A caucus of about one hundred members of the Ooavaa0 Hoc has Ju3t bear held at the Voorhre* House. I- Hon. Henry 6. Randall spoke at length upon the e queatlon of the two calls for a Elate Or event ion, e recognizing John A. Green, Jr., as the lender . In the warfAre against the Albany Regency, and claiming that It was bis right tr, organise the do a- ' * ventlon. He add that Mr. Echell must acqutesoe la thla. if Mr. Randall's remarks were loudly cheered. He closed by Inquiring whether there srss a single delegate present who declined to reoogn!:* Mr. Green's erganlzatlcc. TLeea j was no affirmative response. ip Genera! Chamberlain and othe* speakers fei'c wed, sbdors.ny Mr. Randall's views ?* oner a full Interchange ef apinlcn the caucus adB Journcd. tr Mr. Scbcl! arrived to-tight, attended by Mr. Mather, ,r Mr. Mclntyre and Mr. Blxby,of the public stc*es. There , Is question now whether he will attempt to organ re a operate Convention, bnt It la general!} believed be wlM ? hot. d The Convention t> el! at sea oc the sulject of nocce. ?, t'.otiB. The rectlment tr almost Loan: row gainst atj , j. union v lth the Doug Incites. . Governor Dlcl.inset Is expected here'rem BlngtamtoB it the mem > a TDK 0 EXZKAL NEWSPAPER DESPATCH, e B-.aAcri"', August e? F. * r The attendance of delegates tc the Breckinridge and Ume OeBoeratlr Stale (X creation at pros sot is light, bat a eon her of delegates will arrive by the nest train. ? It is expected there will be a ful! representation tc mar* c row 0 Very fbvr outs.den muster as yet. St Bun. Edwin C-orwell ha- remained ever at Ah any, a t j wUl not be tere In conveeueac: of lcdtremst health Ha ^ Is said to fkTor a compromiar and union. The o-^tnmatter of which John A. Creec tr at the bead P' appears to be the ctic generally recognized Cy the deiegalea ee regular. Mr Srheli, it U thought, wil'not mafcs. d any great opposition tc II, at ma. r delegates from New y Tcrh gave ia allegiance to Mr. Green. ^ I: appears ccrtaia that a straight ticket, hotk State aad ?1I lo rr?<lr but there U momr effort unoif m 'c few delegate* at pontp?.j< tn.'nt fo: Uw purpoee t'effecting d a ecr .prnailsr f- A Breckirr.dg- and Unr Ciu> was crgac/tod to n-gbt ie In tbr city. % TV elerc- c'c'.oek trait from the Fast triors on eoern additions to thr delegate* already Via. including Han. l" Augustas Sehcl and a m%?rit< of the N?w York (Ma. * *" gauoc. J- Ho' Hurlei S I>; i 'anrc t- t.i.ed of fcrC vcraor ty ^ acciaaatkra, but bis w>tbee wl! be c?oau;;ri. Helneapecud here to-morrow. If b? dees cot w*h to ma, pra' bahl/ n?u. fti rlti OConor w li be the aom'.ae- of thw \ ' QaweewUew. c A caucus I' brtnj b~ld i>.t the Vorrbaaa House to night. grate t Jurat <i O wn, August f-. ISM. The delegates to the Brcblnr < ?* aed Iare ft mocretlw Hlate Convention, which meets haer to mo-row, aro *. arrlvln: freely, am tlie-c is no dsuM tiiat evnry .Varnaa9 bly district In lb* State will ba repeaaentad. r, There wH If but ore c -gaatsarm, acC th? Cocveatiro wii; be railed to order by Hon John A Green, Jr., . rtv.rman of the National T*w.o ratic Kate Oonue tier. * We are assured by those who know that a IW! Mat* ir aal sectoral tlcitt w : be aom -ab'd. and that no taaiea I- will take plate Lf Iteaol fit lows are already pep nr. eadorslag MeefcR torUge and lAne. ard the platform ad scud by the Petre|. rratic Nations: convention whlrn Maetubled at the Waryland institute. Baltimore it _ d mowewaeate of f?wmernl It Itltmwa WVwlker. s T New ( rsiM. Angast ?, ISM # C-encal WaA.sr's ts c-d Uor. ootiAT.ag of ? reeeeW ^ and Cre h . tCrf i tner . left the Tnlard ef Ooisgomel on the Mtb ult for Jt'ewig-ia. is . i Tea-Arrtsal nftWe Caaadiaa ( II Ftnnr, Ausruet S- 10 F. hi e Til T are m yet n ?go of tV lamnih.; Canadiaa, ^ cow dn? c* U1 ' t- n*~ r F'in?pe.