Newspaper of The New York Herald, April 18, 1861, Page 4

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated April 18, 1861 Page 4
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NEW YOl.'Tw HEJIALD. JAH&? uonuvy U^NJfETT, ?FTICI *. *"? <?BMB OF rULTOH Aim NAM AC *rs. Vol***' XXVI. ,I?. 107 amummmmtb this bvmkimu MIBLO'3 GARDEN, Broadway.? Mixon'i HoriL ( irooj WINTER OAUDBM. IrMwi/, oppoatM Bond strMV? Oravuo. WflMOr'1 THEATRE, Broadway.? HKRBiErnt? A J kM *i*- ______ LitTBA KEBNK'S THEATRE, Ma 024 Btom iway. Pkvsm 8i3T*iU. _____ KBW BO WEST THEATRE, Bowtry.? ItfilKTY Bon or ?7J? Rtt> Iloaaaauo*. BABItPM'S A MICA* MUSED.*, _D?y And BvfnJna? I>o* C*u? d> Buu ? Ruth Oaklet JltUU. **D OT VU ClIKIOKITlM. BBTANTS' MINSTRELS, Mechanics' H*H, 47f Broad way -BuHUk-awts. Bono*, Dajickjs AO.? Dowy ur Old MBI/O H SALOON, Broadway.? Lloyd's Himniu ijr SOMOJt, Daxuu, Ac ? Bu-lt fiRIUOII. MELOOBON CONCERT HALL, Mo. US Broadway.? Bono*. Oon-BS, Btikuuuuu, Aa CANTERBURT MU8I0 HALL. ?6 Broad W?y -Rovj. Jhnvn. Ao. Mew ??*. Thttrxtar, April 18, 1861. OUR EVENING EDtfTIONS. While .iai'po.ttat news 1b daily iW&iog m MW ad'. parU of the country, we shall lame, In additiaa to our regular oJit'on, out at half paat four o'clock. The Hews. President Davis, of the Confederate States, has i?t?acd a proclamation inviting privateers to take service with the revolutionists. The docu ment is given in another column. It is reported that f*veral vessels are now fitting out at New Orleans for privateers. There is a report from Texas that nil the Ameri can vessels at Galveston have been embargoed. One of our correspondents at Washington states that Mr. Seward yesterday received information from Richmond to the effect that the secession ordinance had been defeated in the Virginia Con vention in secret session by seven majority. Other rencrts corroborate this news. Apprehensions were enlcrtaine-1 yesterday that the Virginia revo lutionism wanld seize upon the arsenal at Harper's Ferry, a' 1 troops were to leave Washington last D'giit to garrison that important post. A despatch from our correspondent at New Or leans, dated yesterday, states that the military t'atus at Tensacola remained unchanged, and that Gen. Clark, who had just arrived from there, 6a;dn.-> attack would be made upon Fort Pickens for ten days. Yesterday was the day fixed for the reception of BubscriptionB to the five million loan of the re volutionists. Of this sum $2,006,000 were sub scribed in Charleston yesterday, and $3,000,000 in Kew Orleans. 7h? number of volunteer regiments that are forming in this city, for the purpose of supporting the government, seems to be legion, and the men are rapidly being enrolled. There are in the city at present, among others, the Scott IAfe Guard, First regiment; National Guard, Seventh regiment; Union Volunteers. Tenth Ward Volunteers, Fifth Ward Volunteers, Union Volunteer Hat talion. They all y?*erday ^ t.v.i.y ' . -"jrlff Ttnd reception of members, ' reports or which will be found elsewhere. Our regular m iitia are also preparing for fight, and ?how a strung Union sentiment. The Seventh, Seventy- r.Lvh, Fifty-fifth and other regiments met last evening ut their respective armories for drill, and after the exercise meetings were held. A meet ing of the Division Board was also held, but the business t.enssctcd was strictly private. ? We h tve received intelligence from all part* of the North, East and West of the alacrity with which the call for troops to support the govern ment has been responded to, and of the unbound ed enthusiasm which pervades all classes in coming forward to tender their services, but the crowded state of our columns this morning compels us to omit the details. Three officers in advance of the Massachusetts troops arrived in this city at about a quarter past eleven o'clock last evening by the New Haven lUilroad. They consisted of Colonel Davis, Majors Ame? and Ladd. The troops are not expected on'.i thL* morning. The officers proceeded to the Fifth Avenue Hotel, where they were very enthu aiasti -aUy received by the crowd assembled in the vestibule. Further particulars will be found in another column. I The meeting of merchants at the Chamber ?f Commerce yesterday was very enthusiastic and Strong Union feelings were demonsttj^tftd. The mam meeting will be held in E**n square on Saturday next, at three M. A full re port of the meeting y^terday will be found else where. The demonstration on Saturday next ?hould. and doubtless will be, the most imposing ever witnessed in this city. H'.eamship Glasgow, from- Liverpool on the ?jH^n^t nd Queenstown on the afternoon of the ^r4tb. rea< 'ied this port yesterday. She briui^ iu specie, consigned to Gulon A Co., Adams .Express and Wilson G. Hunt. The mails of the North Briton, which arrived at Portland on Tuesday, from Liverpool on the 4th and Queens town on the r>th instant, also reached New York yesterday. The advices by these arrivals have been anticipated. The steamship Glasgow, from Liverpool, brings home for trial? sent by the United States Consul four seamen, late of the ship General Parkhill, for killing Captain Price, of that vessel. They were taken charge of at Quarantine by officers of the Harbor police. The names of the prisoners are John Kelly, John Kiley, Frank Collins and F. L. Featherstone. We learn that the government hn contracted with the Hamburg Steamship Company for the transportation of the United States mails from this city to Damburg. The steamships of this line comprise the Saxonla, Borusda, Hammonia, Tea tenia and Havaria, and their days of departure will be on each alternate Saturday, commcnclng c n the 4th of May next. This line is considered e of the most *afe and reliable that plies bo the two hemispheres. frtatement submitted to the Emigration oners at their meeting yesterday in ^^^Ened them that the emigrants landed here I Km, the past week numbered 1,698, whioh the number for the present year so far to snd that the balance of the commutation ^^^Vnsy at present amounts to #4,662 65. The ^^P-loess disposed of at the meeting was wholly i routine nature and void of public interest. he Board of Education met last evening. Ap Hf ltions from the school officers of the Seventh, ? nth, sixteenth and Nineteenth wards, for ics, were received and referred. The Sixth 1 Rchool offl' cr^ asked authority to advertise i proposals to alter Ward Kehoo! No. 2, and the cation was referred to the Committee on lte ??*. The local board o! the Twenty-second asked the Hoard to ronllrm th?ir*< ontract ef <t for furnishing WardSctiool No. M. This was also referred. The school officers of wenUeth ward asked for 15,900 to purchase. S lating apparatus for Wsrd ttchool No. 3. application was referred. The subjcct of I . ? fireproof library, i a bouBftUoa with the Free Acadcmy, again came up, but waaonce more laid over till the second meeting ia May. A number of smaller matters came up and were acted upon before the Board adjourned. The anniversary of the New York I iying-in -Asy lum was held yeaterday, at No. 85 Marion street. The proceedings were of a highly interesting character, and witnesaed by a large number of patrons of the institution. The asylum ia re presented to be In a flouriahing condition. The market for beef cattle yesterday was dull and heavy, and prices were about half a cent lower. The receipts were heavy. Bheep and lambs were about 25 cents per head higher, and the stock was without essential change. The total receipt* were 4,518 beef cattle, 121 cows, 951 veals, 8,176 Bheep and lambs, and 6,062 swine. The cotton market waa firmer yesterday , with sales of 6,000 a 7, COO bales, Including 4,600 In transit, closing firm on the basis of ll\c. a 12?{c Flour was lower for su perfine and medium grades of State and Western, while sales wsre native. Wheat was lower, eipec tally the lower grades, while sales were fair. Corn was firm and In fair demand at unchanged prices. Pork wss firmer, with sales of mess at 917 76 a 918, and or prime at 912 90 a $18 25 Beef was steady and In fair demand. Oodbe was steady, with moderate sales. Sugars were In fair demand, with sales of 840 hhda. dubas and 1,449 boxes Havana, chiefly for export, at prieas given In another place. Freight engagements were moderate and tagESrti *?? the bm* ft^vemSL'oT^utS ^ with Its fleet* ?ad armies, and the consolidated North, With its pepftlattan of nineteen millions; are arrtlyefl in flue attitude of war against the seven seceded cotton StateB of the South, with an aggregate population of less than five mil lions, with an army wholly improvised for the occasion, and without even the nucleus of a navy or the shipyards necessary for the crea tion of one. If Napoleon was right in his de claration that Providence is always on the side of the heaviest artillery, the fearful odds thus combined against the seceded States would seem to leave them no possible chance of es cape from submission, subjugation or destruc tion. But there are the border or intermediate slave States, with their additional Southern population of some eight millions. Upon them the seceded States have confidently relied as confederates, and still count upon their adhe sion as in the common cause of the South. These intermediate States, however, have thus far resisted all efforts to precipitate them into this Southern revolution. Virginia especially, fce head and front of the border State column, I has been subjected to a most trying and menac ing secession pressure fer many weeks. But her State Convention, largely composed of her most substantial, reflecting and responsible men, has thus far resisted all the efforts of the revolutionists to drag her from her moorings; and, according to our latest advices, that Con vention will weather the appalling secession excitement which, in the streets of Richmond, since the affair of Fort Sumter, seems to have silenced all opposing voices. The Convention still adheres to the United States; but if it should be borne down by the outside pressure upon it, to the people of the l 3tate is still Teservedthe final issue of secession or the Union. That they are strongly attached to the Union who can doubt? Known as the " Mother of States and of Statesmen," the Old Dominion may not unfairly be called the found er of the Union. It was her Jefferson who framed our Declaration of Independence; it was her Washington who achieved our liber ties; It was her Madison who was the principal architect of our federal constitution, and it was her Marshall who was our first great authorita tive expounder thereof. Thus gloriously identi fied with the liberation, organization and full establishment of the United States, it is impos sible that Virginia can lightly abandon the work of her own hands and the glory of her own children. Her people have always been loyal and conservative to the Union; but dur ing the last generation or two of pm*ll, in triguing. selfish, reckless and disorganizing po liticians, North and South. Virginia? in such men as Gov. Wise and Senator Mason and Pry or ? has been used for the purposes of dis union, revolution ana a Southern independence. Thus such Southern loaders as Jefferson Da vis, Rhett, Yancey, the Brown*, and the Spratts and the Memmingers of this desperate schemp" of a Southern confederacy, have been taught that in " precipitating the cotton State6 into a revolution" Virginia would soon bring over the border slave States to the rescue. This project of disunion, we have reason to believe, contributed South its full share to the repeal of the Missouri Compro mise, while our foolish and spoils and power seeking Northern democracy accepted it as a bribe for the Presidency. Sinking all these things in the gTeat cause of the Union, the policy of this journal has been to save the Union, to avoid war and to restore harmony I through sectional concessions and compro mises. To this end we have vindicated the constitutional rights and the cause of the South to the very last day of peace. We had hoped that, in avoiding war, the seceded States might still be reclaimed, although in the act of seces sion those States destroyed that conservative majority which they had in both houses of the last Congress, and which they would have had in both houses of this approaching Congress. The inauguration of war has cut short the argument. We must meet this new condition of things as it stands before us. Our allegiance and our duty are attached to the flag of the United States, its cause and its authorities. So it is. too. with that great conservative body of our Northern people who, to the last day of peace, were prepared to win back the seceded States by liberal concessions for their security and prosperity In the Union. That book Is closed. We are suddenly Involved in war, and all parties in the North are now merged under the flag opposed to that of the revolted States. The bombardment of Fort Sumter, which wm doubtless resolved ( upon to unite the South, has united the North a result consistent and Inevitable from a state of war. The intractable Hotspurs of the South may be disappointed at this startling faot; but to Virginia and the other border slave States it j presents considerations of vital Importance. They must see now that their safety Ilea only in the Union. In joining the Montgomery go vernment they must bring upon themselves the whole weight of this dreadful war and its de structive consequences. Standing in the posi tion of mediators, they may. in this coming Congress, exert a powerful influence for peace. By the Fourth of Jnly we may have two hundred and fifty thousand resolute Northern men in arms, and a home squadron along the Southern Atlantic and Gulf coast of several hundred thips and transports of war. The seceded btetea may ptesent, bj that day, a hostile land force of a hundred thousand of their splendid volunteer soldiers; and from % prospect of a deadly collision between these terrible warlike MlentnU this cooing Congress may reeoil with horror, provided that the border slave States are present to speak for themselves and the South. In behalf of their institution of slavery, their political and social safety; in behalf of the se ceded States; in behalf ot the Union and in be half of peace, we appeal to Virginia and to all the intermediate slave States between the bel ligerents in this fearful crisis, to stand fast in the Union, and to come up to Congress in July tu a council of peacemakers, loyal 'to the North, to the South and to the Union, and zealous to save their own section, and to save us all from the enduring calamities of an ex hausting oivil war. To save the seceded States, and to save themselves from these calamities, the only course now for Virginia and the other tobacco States is to stand fast by the Union. The War and the Military Spirit of the CMitrf, The proclamation of the President, calling for a force of seventy- five thousand volun teers, has -.HDfcMNlKfKNBBtrgetic response from the entjg3flpS%^&to#e have been up to this time velyfSr$MBly?$t less than two hun dred and fifty thousand men offering their ser vices to the Governors of the different States; and in a week from now we ehonld.not be re prised If the number was swelled to half a mil lion, so great is the military ardor evoked. Nor is this warlike spirit confined to the Northern and Western States. In the South, according to the telegraph, volunteers are also pouring in to support the flag of the Con federate States, and there is now said to be an army of a hundred thousand men enrolled by the Montgomery government. The entire enrolled militia of the States and Territories amounts to about three and a half millions of men. According to latest returns, the Army Register for 1861 makee an abstract of the militia force of the country, which we have subdivided into different sections, in order to show how this force is distributed be tween the North and South and the border States: ? MILITIA OP THE FRXB STATES. States. Date of Jieturn. No. of Men . Maine 1856 73,552 New Hampshire 18.H .13,538 Massachusetts i860 161,192 Vermont 1843 23,915 Rhode Island 1859 17,826 Connecticut I860 51 ,630 New York 1859 418,846 New Jersey 1852 81,984 Pennsylvania 1 858 350,000 Ohio 1858 279,809 Michigan 1858 109,570 Indiana 1832 53,913 Illinois 1861 400,000 Wisconsin 1855 51,321 Iowa ? ? Minnesota I860 24 ,990 Oregon ? ? California 1857 207, *30 Kansas ? ? Total 2,336,816 SOUTHERN CONFEDKRATE STATES. South Carolina 1856 36,000 Georgia 1850 78,700 Florida 1845 12,122 Alabama 1851 70,66? Louisiana 1859 Mississippi 1838 Kogl Texas 1847 ^.7^d Total ? . , . . .31^.682 BORDER SLAVK STATES. Delaware 1827 Maryland 1838 Virginia I860 North Carolina 1845 Tennessee 1840 Kentucky 1852 Missouri 1854 Arkansas 1859 Total ooa^24v npdUTOKOB. Washington.. ? ? Nebraska ? ? Utah 18W 2,821 N??w Mexico ? ? District of Columbia ? 1852 8,201 Total 11,022 RECAPITULATION. Militia Force. Northern free States 2,336,816 Confederate States of the South 378,682 Border slave States i. . .. 604,724 Territories 11,022 Total militia of the country 3,818,244 Such was the disposition of the militia forces enrolled for service at the latent returns; but as many of these returns date back several years ago ? in some cases as remote as 1833 and 1827 ? and as no returns at all have been made from several of the now States and Terri tories ? such as Iowa, Kaneus, Washington Ter ritory, Nebraska and New Mexico? a large per centage must be added to this aggregate, which would probably bring the wholo number of enrolled militia in the country up to over thru millions and a half of men at the present time, of whom nearly two millions and a half be long to the free States of the horth. Grand Union Dkmoxstratiox? New York RaI.I.YINO TO THE SlPPORT OF TUB Al)MINMT?A. tion.? Yesterday morning a preliminary meet ing of the merchants of our city and of the members of the Stock Exchange was held at the Chamber of Commerce, for the purpose of making arrangements for a grand mat" meet ing of our citizens In support of He war policy of the administration. The greatest unanimity prevailed, and it was agreed on all hands that now that hostilities had been commenced by the South, the people of New York, as of the North generally, were bound to aSnk all their political differences, and to unite as one man In defence of the national flag. After some discussion as to the manner in which the views of the gentlemen present should be carried out, it was agreed that a grand mass meeting bt held at three o'clock on Saturday afternoon next, under the Washington Monument, in Union square, and that business people be re quested te close their stores an hour or two previously, as well to allow their employees to attend as to mark the critical character of the events that call our citizens together. The limits of the locality fixed upon will hardly afford space enough for the crowd* that will be present The demonstration promises to be the grandest and most imposing that has ever taken place in this country. And there is good reason that it t-hould be so; for our ex istence as a nation, in a great measure, depends on the manner in which New Tori* shall speak oat on this occasion. Thk Civil War? Important Diplomatic Cor juwpondknc*.? Among our Washington tele graphic despatches will be found a correspond ence of great importance between Mr. Seward, our Secretary o! State, and the Commissioners of the government at Montgomery. Now that war has begun, the interest attached to these letters lb necessarily great. It will be seen that the Commissioner* proposed to negotiate a separation on peaceable terms, on the ground that a revolution had been completed and the independence of tbt Confederate States esta bli&Jbed. This Mr. S?i rard denies, and says h* does not Me in the event* which have taken place in the South "a rightful and ac complished revolution, and an Independ ent nation with an established government;" and moreover that ho cannot officially recog nize (hem In the capacity they claim, and he must decline official correspondence with them. The Commissioners interpret this mm tanta I mount to a declaration of war, and accept the gage of battle. They also accuse some mem bers of the government of bad faith in deceiv ing them as regards the evacuation of Fort Sumter and the status quo of Fort Pickens. There has been a great deal Mid on thla point in the newspapers for some time, much of it without authenticity or foundation. It is plain that both governments had made up their minds for war, and they will now fight it out. Fiier arjltxons at Washington* for Dk kknck.? Great preparations are being made to defend Washington againat the anticipated at tack of a Confederate army. Among these is tyf e^rflpiegt * regime^ yf jSouaves from the Fire Department of this city1, IP& Colonel Ellsworth, of the Chicago Zouaves, has arrived -here for the purpose. Without any disparagement to the tnliitla, it Is felt jthat men acoustomed to a -rough life nod ajquoied, to , hardship are best calculated for hwrd fighting in the streets, sleepin^out in<the op??-ai?, and ? nil thoM prlvatWns which are inseparable from a soldier's life. Colonel Ellsworth, with ten of his Chicago corps, is about to organize a regi ment of this kind in New York ; and no doubt it will be a highly efficient one, and do good service in protecting the government at Wash ington against its enemies. NEWS FROM THE NATIONAL CAPITAL, Washhotox, April IT, 1881. Edmund C. Carrington, formerly of Virginia, was to day appointed Attorney General for the District of Colum bia. J. M. Fleming, Attorney for the Eistsrn district of Ten. masse. Joseph Gilman, Martha) for New Hampshire. M. Haj 8, Marshal for Rhode Island. George Leonard Davis, Paymaster of the Nary. Colonel Charles lee Jones to day resigned his commis sion as Adjutant General of the Distriot of Colombia militia.

Judge Green, American Momber of the fast Congress from Kentucky, has been appointed Blxth Auditor of the Treasury: salary $3,000. The Post Office Department has prepwredictrcular in structions in relation to the reoent of posta laws, Ac It is therein explained ibU cards, either blank 'or printed, and blanks in ^.tokagee, weighing not less than eight ounces, and packages of seeds or cuttings, not exceeding eight ounces in weight, shall be charged in the postage ?'? the rate of one cent an oanre, or fractifti of an ounce, to any place in the ^nited States under fifteen hundred miles; and at the rate of two cents an ounce, or fraction of an ounce, over a thousand miles, to be prepaid by stamps. Ail packages except soeds or outtlngs must be so packed and marked that their true character may be seen. Maps, engravings, lithographs or photo graphic prints on rollers or in paper covers, books, bound | or unbound, photographic paper and letter envelopes, are to bo deemed mailable matter and charged in the postage by the weight of the package ? not in any case to exceed Tour pounds ? at the rate of one cent an ounoe, or frac tion of an ounce, to any place in the United States within one thousanl miles, and at the rate of twocents an ounce, or fraction of an ?nnc* ever fifteen hundred milos, to be prepaid by stamps. Reports front Charleston. * - ? CnARLwrow, April 17, 1801. Mr. Russell, Correspondent I /radon Timet; Gov. Mea ning, Col. Cheenut, Obi. W. P. Mile*, Col. Lucas, Col Wigfkll, Maj. Whiting, Col. Rhett, of tka JfcpW R. UHrwwsIl, and your correspondent, to day visited the fortifications on Morris Island and Fort Sumter The scene at the latter plase Is impossible of inscription. The outside walls look as if they had had nn attack of smallpox. They are pitted in all directions. There are no breaches, but an attempt at oae which military men say would have been successful in two days. In several places balls have gone completely through the walls. One of the red hot balls from Moul rio went half through the walls of the magaslne. Inside the Fort Is a mass of blackened ruins. The fire has touched everything. The rooft have fallen in, the windows arc burned out, the floors are covered with fragments of broken slate, and balls and shells are lying aronnd In profusion. lbs guns are turned in all directions. Tbe gun car riages are shattered into fragments, while debris of the Injured walls and building? meet the eye at every tirn. So far as the defence of the harbor is concerned, the fort Is good as ever; but it will require two or three hun dred thousand dollars to put the place in proper order. Workmen aro busy clearing away the ruins, who, with the soldiers, an under the command of Lieut. Alfred Rhett. A misapprehension exists at the North concerning the Inaction of the fleet during the engagement. I am in> formed by a naval offloer that It wonld have been impossible for the vesRels to dome up, both nn account of the dangerous character of the channel, and the fire from the butteries, which would have blown them out of the water. This will be the excuse made to the government on the ar rival of the vessels at Now York. Still, indignation Is felt hero that they did not, under the circumstances, even make a demonstration. Your regular correspondent desires to correct a num. bor of errors of fact which were published among your general press despatches of the 14th Inst First, no cannonading took place between tho vessels and the batteries; second, no raft was ever thrown out at Fort Sumter, loaded with m<*n, ani sad ha roe created among the poor fellows; third, no eltven shots penetrated tne floating battery beliw the water line; fourth, there was no unconditional surronder, merely an evacuation, according to tse term* of tbo llth Inst. , fifth, Major Anderson did not surrender UU sword to General Beauregard, he simply said if ho had | lie would not have received It from so brave a man fclxth, Major Anderson did not come to the olty, and was not the guest of Gensral Beauregard; seventh, Major An derson and bis men were not conveyed under guard to Moirls island. Your special despatches are verMled by the highest authority, and may be relied upon. Marktta run. Amti.rni a otock board. PmiaMirau, April 17,1981. Ftooks heavy and unsettled. Peunsyiv&ai* state fives, ?6; Morris Chnal, 48, I. on# lal?nd Kailre*l. !>'? sight, exchange on New York at par a 110 per cont discount. Butimom, April 17, 1801. Flour? Howard Street nnd Ohio at $<> SS a $A *fhe?t dull and heavy red, $1 30 a $1 36; white, IMoaflflO. (kirn steady mixed, K7o. a 6Sc., yellow, flOc. a flic.; white. flOO. a #6c. Pork advance 1 60c. m-ss, $19; prlm/v (14 60, rump, 918 60. Gofltoe firm at 18c. a 14c. Whiskey dull at 17,'?c. a 17><c. Pmt.Atiin.PTti*, April 17, 1S81. f lour firm but dull. Wheal tlrui sales 6,000 bosliels at |1 89 a 1 36. Corn firm at 00c. a BJc. Coffee? Rio, l'.'^c a 14?<c. Mess {Kirk improved by 60o., st lis l*rd, 10 He. a lie. Ij/nrn'n Miiwrama. - Thia most excellent company of mliuitrela nave within the paet oonple of week* given ex hibitfona M the old home of mlnatralay In Rroadway, Ntblo'a saloon. Ihelr porformmcne since then have nightly drawn crowded audlencea aad won moat en ihuaiastle applause Wambold. White and Rimh, thoee popu'er faTorltra, appear nightly In their Inimitable de lineation* of negro life and eccentricity. Their snroaa ?ire programmes furnlah rich treau for the lorera or the humorous. ArrlTtla aid Dcpartarfi. AMITAUU Lirvnroor-IHeaatafclp Olaagnw?Mrs C (J?rll?l?, J Brookt Chuablng aad lady, Blaasra, Uwly aad child, J Xfciraa, Mlaa A (Trrllta, (I Lr?r, Mm t-nr', Ml?a Harsh ton?, Oaat Jaa 1? Orcen. G 8 Hand*. B Hohulcobtirgju? r Bourne, lad* aiidohlld, Mia L Thnmt.?. Mim Aller th mton, Mnilrwii, Mr Oeborn. Mr Eoefcalejr aad lady, O ? Hemaley. B B Briton, Jeaaia Beltna, ? Baokee. ?at4<*kah? Htremehlp B B Cnyler? T Harper. J Harper Miwu r Harprr, J White and wife, W H Johnson, Mia* Miller J Andrews and wife. B BUrergand wife, Mr* Dnwa. Mkaa Dnwr, Mim A M Woodford, Mr clerk, Mrai'iark, Mn I'elatter nnrt t en rhlldrm, Mr? HrrdelAn *nd child, Miee Taylor, W H Wall and wife, Mta? O Wall. (I I, How nr. B tlarlaod, J HIM nrr, D W Bmeo, .T Darl?, T Hammond, J Kelly, A t Maaon. 4 wt?ia?, r Vaeau. a, 4 hewaMMU, M 9a watt. City UUUl(eM?> Mix Miaaaa.? By referesoe U> our advertiilag columns It will be per eel rod that Mr. George H Reqat, aged 54, his been missing stace Sunday last. He 1* thus do scribed ? Height, five feet ten inches; dark muataolie and aide whiskers ; dressei when laat aeen In light oolored pacta, brown business coat, dark vest, black ailk hat It appears that of lava ha baa shown signs of mental aberration. A reward of ooe hundred dollars If offered for information leading to hi* recovery by D. L. Wester - Held, No. 16? fourth atroet, New York. Tin Eiuhth Wakz> Suicum Cm.? The inquest la the caae of Wilhelmlaa I)ehn, who died from the effect a of poiaon, at her reside ace la Broome (treat, an Monday evening, waa concluded yesterday by Ooroner Jack man. The evidence clearly exonerated the husbaadof deoeusod, and the jury rendered a verdict uf "suicide by taking cyanide or potanslum" Deceased waa twenty -rour years of age. and was a native or Germany she had lived on unhappy terma with her husbaud, which probably Im pelled her to the commission of the rash act. Court Calendar?' This Day. Smuts Ootnw ? Cracnir ? Part 1.? Nob. 11003, 1066, 1067, 1069, 1071, 1073, 1076, 1077, 1081, 1083, 1086, 1087, 1691, 1008, 1006, 1007, 1099, 1101, 1103. Part 2? Noa. 808, 366, 182, 694, 116, SOS, 966, 810 , 818, 404, 756 , 822, 826, 828 , 832, 834, 838, 84?, 842, 844 Uirmt> Status PwnuOT Oornr ? Nos. 30, 10 to 17. Strrnuaa Couss? Part 1 ?Nob. 1711, 1369, 16W, 1679 , 767, 1063, 1163, 1177, 1643 , 637, 1716, 1717, 1719, 1721, 1725 Part 2? Noe. 844,748, 1268, 1270, 1278, 1282, 1300, 1302, 1148, 1229, 602, 125? . Court or aw-sals ? Same as before. A Co., Hansfen of the sasvoccr, waaovai asd >iuvwiihb lerasnu " '? Authorised by the Legislator* 2Ses jtoi 0teb?na<t fifths town* Ufylhat tbe-roHt>wlag era the a: drawn from the whew:? i t>. ?. Emu Class *33, April 17. 186L . 70, 03, U?*7, 33, 13. 11, 17, 26/74, 5, 31, 75. 65,4*, 13, 62, ? States ear tends eMJsviegtoiyty-, th^s??eed?y;J?dJ 17, h J. T. HOOKAH, JACKHON SPARROW, THOMAS BIKD, Circulars containing schemes for the month will be mailed free of charge by sending to WOOD, MDDt * (JO., Covington, Ky.; St. Lou la. Ma, or Wilmington, DeL None*.? All tlcketa In the Delaware Bute tottery will hereafter be derided by the drawings of the Kentucky State Lottery, at Covington, Kentucky. _ _ W.. B. A OO., Managers. Official Drawings of B< Fraac* & Co. 'a Delaware Lotteries.? Authorised by act of Assembly passed January, I860 Grants to ran twenty years. ausri'-i Coubtt? Class 92. Drawn April 17, 1861. 54, 53, 15, 13, 39, 62, 60, 69, 62, 49, 44, 4. flo*M>i.iD?TKD ? Class 63, Drawn April IT, 1861. 76, 62, 77, 5 8, 61, 45, 20, 17. 6, 52, 49, 64, 14. Circulars sent free of charge by addressing K. FRANCE A CO., Managers, Wilmington, Delaware Royal Havana Lottery?Prim Cashed by CHASE A CO., 23 William street, New York. Citizens and Strangers who Desire a One, tasty and elegant Hat should call at BSPBNUCULID'S, manufacturer, 118 Nassau street. Esgllih Flannel Shirts for Military sen Ice at J ACKBON A PUBDY B, 6t7 Broaiway. "?sa Troys, Door Mats and every Oo? seriptlon of Hoar.e Furnishing Goods, at an Immense redo* 80 In prtees at E. D. BAhwrOKD'S, Cooper institute, M. T ualrated sataloguea free. DrflHsce Bslamander Safes? With Pa tent powder proof locks and cross bar* Also Are and burglar proof sideboard and parlor bate*. Depot (3 Murray street, corner of College place. ROBERT M. PATRICK. Wheeler Si Wilson's Improved Sewing Machines at reduced prices. Office 606 Broadway. Barry's Trlropheroun Is tbe Bast and oheapeet article for dressing, beautifying, curling, cleansing, preferring snd reatorlng the hair Ladles, try It. Sold by ai druggists. Cristadoro's Hair Dye, Wlfi and Ton B-ee. the best In the world.? Wholesale and retail, and the ye privately applied, at No. 6 Astor Uouss. Batehelor'a Newly Invented Wigs and Toupees are truly wonderful specimens of art. Call and see tbem at 16 Bond street, or send for a measure card. Moldavia Cream Forces the Hslr and Whl'kera to grow luxuriantly. Sold at W. A BATCHELOR'S newly Invented Wig factory, 16 Bond street Hill's Hair Dye, 50 Cents, Blsck or brown ?Best la use. Depot No. 1 Barclay street, and sold by all druggists. Batchelor's Hair Dye? Reliable and In stantaneoua? Black or Brown. Factory 81 Barclay street. Sold and applied at W. A. BATCHELOR'S, 16 Bond atieet. TPmsses. ? Marsh A Co.'s Radical Cure Trbsa, No- 1 aeaey street, Astor House, opposite the church. FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL. . j Wjmwksdat, April 17? ? P. M. The war excitement and the movement of troops continue to be the s?le topio of conversation in the street, and business is unusually dull. The pros pect of new war loans comiag on the market tends to impart rather more activity to money, and rates are a shade higher. Capitalists are exercising more discrimination in their choice of paper, espe cially single names; everything Southern is avoid ed. Wholesale repudiation of Southern debts due to the North appears to be generally antici pated. We had another panic in State atocks to-day. North Garolinas fell about 10 per cent, Virginias 10, Missonris 1, Tennessees 7, and even at this enormous decline there were few buyers. The fall is, of course, the fruit of the newn that the border slave States decline to fulfil their constitutional obligation by supplying the government with troops. People argue that a State which fails to perform one obligation cannot bo relied on to perform another. United States securities also fell off, on the prospect of more government loans. Aw new uxes declined 1% the 12 per cent Trea HPy notes J. These latter are the cheapest tem porary investment on the market at the present time. Speculative stocks fluctuated freely during the day. In the morning they were generally bet ter; in the afternoon they fell off, closing heavy. Illinois Central rose to 67, bnt sold in the after noon at 66%? an advance, howevor, of % over yes terday's price. New York Central was pretty steady throughout the day at 73%, being an ad \ance of % fdnce last evening. Erie rose 1%; Hudson, %; Reading, %; Michigan Central, 1%: guaranteed, %; Toledo, %. Galena declined I, snd Bock Island %. Harlem was steady. The business in bonds is moderate. Speculators are divided about the cffect of war on Western secu rities. The bulla say that the war will not affeet the business of the mad* connecting New \ ork with the great West, and that the accumulation <>f capital here mnat lead to a stock speculation. The bears say that nothing prospers during civil wsr, and that confidence, which is the essential part of spe culation, will bo destroyed by the first clash of arms. Neither party are operating very vigorous ly. The following were the last quotations of the day: ? United States 6's, '74, 80 a 85; Tennessee 6's, 54 a 65; Virginia fi's, 45 a 40%: Missouri 6's, 43 a 49%; Canton, 10 a 12; Cumberland Coal pre ferred, 5 a 8: Delaware and Hudson Canal . 85 a 88; Pennsylvania Coal, 77 a 78; Pacific Mail, 74% a 75; New York Central, 72% a Brie, 23 a 233*; Hudson lUver, 37% a 38%; Ilarlcm, 19 a 13%: do. preferred. 33 a 33; Reading, 33% a 34; Michigan Central, 4G a 4 6%; Michigan Southern and North- i ern Indiana, 13% a 14; do. guaranteed, 30% a 31%; Panama, 106 a 108%; Illinois Central, 64% a 64%; C.alena and Chicago, 64% a 6#; Cleveland and To ledo, 26% a 27; Chicago and Rock Island, 43 a 43%; Chicago, Burlington and Qtiincy, 6.1 a 66%; Milwaukee and Mississippi, 8 a D; I -a Crosse and Milwaukee land grant bonds, 5 a 10; Illinois Cen tral bonds. 91 a 92%. Virginia State sixes sold t day at forty-seven and a half cents on the dollar. A few years ago they were in demand, at a premium, for banking purposes: till within a few months they never fell below 90 a 95; only a week ago they sold at 70. The decline from 95 in October last to 47% to-day has been caused by the apprehension that Virginia will secede from the Union, under the leadership of broken down demagogues like Henry A. Wise, Senators Mason and Hunter, Messrs. Pryor, Daniel, Carnett, Ac. In this event oar financial commu nity reckon that she would not he able to pay the interest on her bonds, or to keep up the sinking fand provided for their extinction at maturity. Virginia owes, in ronnd numbers, about 934,000.000. Not quite half of this debt, ?ay 916,090,000, was in curred in aiding the railroads o i the State. Since their completion several of these roads have done so well as to relieve the State from all concern with regatd to the interest on the advance made to them. The Virginia and Tennessee, and the Rich mond and Dutiu*- whloh- b*twe?B tkcln' r*cciT? State ?id to an gjiru''1 exceeding $5,000,000, pay the interest o? the W%t? ,tock mdTfcnced to them regularly out of vheir road* do the ? ? it It to supposed here that secession would, at A eventa f?r some yean, rain the hostess t^?-* roads, and that the State would fee eeafK^ pay the interest on the bonds leal them oat *f &?<r own resources. Secession would, In like sssnf" reader valueless the $15,817,333 which appears in the State bsjance sheet as the amount of railway stock and bonds held by the State government. If Virginia secedes her territory will be the battle ground, and, pending the struggle, at all areata, no peaceful enterprises csn be pecuniarily snooese ful there. All the various stocks aad bonds held by the State, and from which she now derive*, an income to meet her semi-annual interest, would In this case be unproductive. Whether, in this con tingency, the Executive of Virginia could prooure money elsewhere in order to protect the State credit, seems a disputed question. No one believes that Virginia would wantonly repudiate. But with all the desire in the world to act honorably, where is she to get money to pay her interest, if she mtfedeaT Every dollar that can be raised will be needed for the military defence of the State. Be* fore these fines are read in Virginia, Fortress Mton reewfti hi garftioned by m's?d#nsstta troops, jfo$. a formidable force of vofcnteera wilt be on the way ? te Washington -free* til parts of (ho- North. So far aa Virginia .is conoerdftd, 5 secession Is evidently going to be nrf child's territory, Virginia will be able to finaaoier suc cessfully enough to raise money to pay her inte rest? Our stock operators answer this query In the negative. They think that the credit of the Old Dominion, which for many years stood second to none in the whole country, has been broken down in a few weeks by the treasonable agitations of such men aa Wise, Mason aad Hunter; that, if the State secedes, that credit will be gone alto* gether, and that the July coupon will not be paid; and that the Hon. John Letcher will go down to posterity as the Governor in whose term the honored name of Old Virginia was first disgraced by a protest. The actual loss will fall, in large part, on Virginians; nearly one-hnlf the whole State debt is held in the State. The balance is divided between foreign investors snd Western and Northern banks. A despatch from Montgomery to-day states that the Confederate government has received $126,000, all in gold. Bank notes of the Confederate Statea can be bought here at fifty' cents on the dollar. The following was the business of the Sab Treasury to-day. Receipts ? ?For customs Payments loasisil M Balance 10,001,011 W The exchanges at the Bank Clearing House this morning were $18,960,633 99, and the balances $1,816,809 72. The Fulton Bank has declared a semi-annual dividend of five per cent, payable May I. Stock Bsehaagt. WmnuT, April IT, 1881. $1000 USB's, '81,cp'a. 89* toafea Har RR pref. 34* 2000 Tenn G's, '90.. 83* 180 do.... 84* 6000 do 63 200 Reading RR 88 IOC 00 do 81 300 do 84* 16000 Virginia 6*8.. . 5# 100 do MO 34 % 4&OCO Missouri 6's. . . 49 60 Mich Cen RR . . . . 4T ISOOO CO si# 49* 10 do 48 1000 do 48* 108 do ? iJX ?000 do 49* 150 do too 47* 111000 do 60 100 do .rtO 47* 3000 ErRE8dmb,'88. 86 80 do MO 48 1000 Hm 1st m bd?. 100* 300 Mlcb,8ftWgs opt to 2000 HmRR3d tubs. 80 80 U1 Ms RR ip.MJ 88* 4000 III Cent RR bds 98* 188 do W? 88* I lOOOChicftNWlstmg 8T 800 do ?8 86* 4000GalftClillmg. 88 360 do to* 1800 Chi 4 Rk tol b?. 98 108 do 88* 30 sbs Merchan ts'Bk 97 160 do Sto to 16 Am Ex Bank ... 91 60 do alO 88 10 Continental Blc. . 80 726 do 88* to Paelflc Ml S3 Oo . 76* 38 do MO 87 100 do alO 76* 160 do to* 100 do S16 76* to Olev Col ft Ctn RR 94 100 N V Csn RR.. .(9 73 180 Gale ft Chi RR. . . 8T* ft do 73* 160 do 87 160 do 73* 60 do to* 160 do *30 73 MOeveftTRR-blO to* 100 do sSO 78* 800 do sto 38 260 do 810 73* 100 do sS to 360 do 73* 800 do. to* 16" Erie Railroad.... 23* 360 Chi ft Rock to RR 46* to bui River RR... 38* 60 do 46* 100 Har RK pref. ?30 33* Sto Chi, Bur ft QRR. 87 100 do s5? 33* to do ?38 to* 100 do s30 84 It Mae ft Wes RR.... to 60 do 34* SECOND BO ABB. $10000 U 8 6's, '81, c. to 100 aha HarRRpref.sM 84 16000 do to* 100 Reading RR 34* 10000 do 88 200 do. b80 84* 10000 U 8 fl's, '81 ,reg 90 60MichOen RK.... 48 1(00 do 80* 200 do * <0* 36000 do 89* 60 do b30 48* 600 Trea 12 pen's 100 480 Mich 8 ft N lags 83 1000 do 100* 60 Illinois Can RR so to 8 14000 N Carolina 6'S 68' 100 do 88 . 11000 Virginia ft'e.. 47* 300 do 68* 26000 Mtwourl S'a. . 60 100 do b30 68* 28000 do S80 49* 360 Gal ft Chi RR. . .. 68 1000 do 60* lOClevoftTol RR.. 27* 1000 Tenn 8*1, '90 . 67* 800 do to 9000 Mich Boa fk. 7$ 300 do. b30 to 100 sbs NYorkCRR.t30 73 100 do 37* 100 do sM 73* 60 Chi ft R k to RR. . 44* 800 do 73* 60 do 44* 100 do slO 73* 380 do 44 100 Erie RR bto 34* 60 Chi, Bur ft Q RR. to* 160 Hud River RR... 88* CITY COBUOCmOlAX. KBPORT. Wsdsbbdat, April 17?0 P. M. ! BKiAcarum? Flour was stesdy, wtth a (rood demand both from the trade and for export. The sales embraced about 18,000 bbla. , closing within the range of the M I lowiof quotations: ? i thiperflneatate 96 N i ill 1 Extra State, good to choice 690 a Id* Superfine Western 6 OA a 6 16 Common to choioe Weatern extra ft 26 a 790 Mixod to straight Southern 3 26 a CM Straight to good extra do ...6 70 a 7 26 , Choice extra family and bakera' brand*. 7 26 a a 00 Rye flour 3 SO a 4 04 Corn meal, Jersey and Brandywine t 86 a S 16 ? Canadian flour was heavy and not eaeteMy lower, with tales of 400 bbl*. at 96 26 a 97 60, the latter figure tor extra. Rye floor waa steady, with sales of 200 bbls. at the sfcove quotations. Oat n most was Inn, with sales of 260 bbls. at the above figures. The transactions in wheat resetted 00,000 bushels, at 91 *6 a 91 80 tor rod Western, $1 26 a 91 JO tor rod State, 91?a91*> tor Milwaukee club, and tl 20 a 91 25 tor Chicago tpring Corn waa steady, with sales of 60 ,000 bushels, mostly Western mix ? ?lHo. a A2Me. tor new, and Mo. a 08c. tor old. Barley, rye and oats were unchanged. Co mat. ? The sales embraced about 100 bags Maracaibo a*14e. a 14 tfo. ; 206 bags Rio akhntngs at 11 Xc vmo? ? lhe market waa firm, with an upward tea ilencj in prices. The salsa embraoad about 6.000 a 7 .000 bales, including 4,600 la transit, the reaaaindor ia store, ctorln* at 12Vc. a 13^0. Fhhi;ht* ? Rates were steady. To IJverpool about 4,400 bushels corn and 10 000 baaheh wheat at lOd. ; f .000 bwhets of corn at?X?i , In bags, 1,200 bbls. flour at 2s. Od. , and some boxes baron at 27s. M ; 200 balee ?ottnn at 8 l?d. Td Glasgow 1,000 bbla. flour were ea ?at as. 4fcd- ? 3s. 6d. There wa? nothing new te in. 1'nevwnw ? -Pork? The market wee firmer, with a good demand from the trade, with salba of 1 .400 bbla. , a* 917 75 a 918 for mess, and at 912 00 a 910 tor prime. Reef was In fair demand, with sates of MO bole, at ** 87>f for repacked me**, and 910 COa9U 00 for ex tra. tin meats wer# in fair requeet and quite firm, with Miff! of 3C0 hhds. and tierces at OMe. a ?*c. tor shoul ders, and a 8*ic. for hams. M?d was steady and In fair demand, with sales of 2M bbls. sad tierces at ?V . ? 10',c. Butter and cheese were firm sad in fair demand, ami prices were unchanged. 8u? a km were tteady, with sales # 040 hhda. . mostly Cubas, ?t 4?<o. a 6a., and 1,410 beam, oblsfly for expert, at 6M?. a 0?<o. Hanrttd. HseiNisn ? Oossr? On Wednesday, April 17. at the reetdewoe of the bride's parse ta, by the JUrr Mosss Bal lon, Ai-*aeos P. BnAinmm to Amm A. Oosrr, only daugh ter of Fdwln F <*rey , Kl* , Of th? cHy. MjnnaeoK ? J Arsons. ? On Tneeday, April 18. at St. George'* cburob, by the Be*. Dr. Tynf , Onus Bat/tip*)*, of Berbioe, British Guiana, to Passu a, daughter of Bd ward Jackson, Esq. , of this eity. Baltimore papers please copy. TmsAsv ? RAiit?r ? On Tneeday, April id, at Grane church, by the Rev. Tbemaa Bouse Taylor, D. Dt* .Iamxs Mona*. sen <* Edward Twmaut, of Liverpool, to Rmii.v Mast, youngest daughter of the late John A. P. Rachau, of this city. Died. Aacwss? On Tneeday, April 10, Oaaotam Ahoua, youngest .laughter of .lames B aad Adeiia A. Arahsr, aged 7 years, 11 mrmths and 7 days. Tbe relatives and friend* of the family sre respectfnllT Invited to sttend the funeral, from her late rseklenoe, 37 \ sndsm ptreet, this (Tharsdsv) two o'clock. Boy ik.? In Brooklyn, at No. 400 Atlantis street, on Monday evening, April 16, Jam A., infant sen of Jamae snd Margaret Boyle, aged 1 yssr and 0 months Basffthire Journal, Pootlaad, aad Han Francisco papers p'eaae copy. Br ytos ?At Vorkvllle. on Wednesday, April 17, Amaeo J. B? itos, aged .12 years sad 0 months. Bwm ? yn laesOs j, April 19, ?rt? ? abort bat pain