Newspaper of The New York Herald, August 15, 1861, Page 4

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated August 15, 1861 Page 4
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3 4 JSEW YORK HERALD. JAMES CORDON BENNETT, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR. Of IKE N. W. COUNIK OF FULTON AND NASSAU STS. TI.I'MS rath in tilrtmrr. M,any nut htfwnil rill hratthf thl " !ht f-rn'ln. Ac,i( I,it! Jluiik litis nirrciit in AVie l'uik tul'X, rill It AIT 1' IIKliA l.D, lien rrnltir r r.,/11/, $7/"' aim "? TIIK WKt.KLK HKIiAI.lt, ri,,,,Silm,?,i/.nl >'>. nUurr tnj.i . n $"A,,rr ui.nnm; the Knuipran II',', " "V III hiy, III mj i ifl 11 / ' i mini; per III ii'ini In nnu r irl of Omit Hr itniii, o, $1. 12 In n:iu purl or l/i, Contin, ill, '? ' ' I" intrf't,],, thi Cul, lamia Klltim, the hi. I I/A tin,/I'D/ ? ' I' ll month, ill nix ttl.l' t'li rauil, n, Til li'r 11mi',,',. Tlir KAMI I V liriiAl.li, <m ll'.tti,, I"!/, III /uur ant* I*r t>i a, ?2 / / , ii,n . 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Songs, Bat.AKi. PANTOMIMES, AC.?1'oHTUAIT PaINTKU. Ntn York, Thursday, August 15, 1401. our war maph. Wo have issued another edition of the nil morons maps, plans and diagrams of the operations of the Union and rebel troops in Virginia, Missouri, Illinois, Florida, and on the Mississippi and Missouri rivers, and it is now ready for delivery. Agents desiring copies are requested to Bend in their orders immediately. Single copies Bix cents. Wholesale price the same as for the Weekly Herald. t11 d: situation. We give to-day additional particulars of the li.iltle at Davis' creek, Missouri, and the movements of the Union troops which preceded that action, as detailed by General Sweeny and others. It aunears that the number of men umler Cenm-ni Lyon lias been greatly exaggerated. Instead Dl' n.OOO men being in the action there Were only 5,500, the Home Guard, numbering Over 2,000, having remained in Spring Held, and veto not in the held at all. There is verylittle doubt that the rebels numbered some twentythree thousand. It eeems that the uttack was niade in two columns by (leneruls Lyon and Stnrges. General Siegel leading a flunking force of about one thousand nun and four guns on the south of the enemy's eatnp. The light raged from Sunrise until one or two o'clock in the afternoon. The rebels, in over v. helming force, charged Captain Tot ten's battery three distinct titm s, but icere repulsed irith great slaughter. General Lyon was wounded in the leg at an early hour during the hattle, and hail his horse shot. The Colonel of one of the Kansas regiments having been killed, the men called upon General Lyon to lead them. He immediately threw himself in front Dfthera, fu>d while cheering the men on to the Charge received u bullet in the left breast, and fell from his horse. 11c was ashed if he was hurt, and replied, "No, not much," but in a few minutes he expired without a struggle. He was a gallant solflier. au<l died bravely as a soldier should, in front Of his men. Judging from the official reports of the battle, It Is not to be regarded as a defeat of the Union army, nor is it so regarded in Washington, but on the contrary, it is considered in the light of a masterly retreat from a position which was found to be very dangerous and exposed, and impossible to be held by a small force in faoe of an overwhelmingly superior one. It is evident, moreover, that the rebels suffered terribly?lost all their tents and wagons, and were driven back so far that the Union troops actually occupied their encampment for several hours after the engagement was ended. General Siegel made his retreat to Springfield and Holla m admirable order, losing nothing but three guns ?which were disabled in the action by the horses being killed and u 1, ieh t,n I..,. them. The retreat was rendered necessary from llic belief that the rebel forces were about to be reinforced by General Hardee with a body of twelve or fifteen thousand men, who was advancing On Pilot Knob, and thus the danger of being cut Of* from Rolla, the terminus of the railroad Communication with St. Louis, became imminent. General Siegel felt confident that lie could have held Springfield only for this information, nnd he seems to be borne out in this opinion by the fact that no pursuit was attempted. General Siegel will probably fall back to Lebanon, and there await reinforcements. The loss of the Union army is variously estimated at from 150 to 300 killed and several hundred wounded, while the rebel loss is put down at over two thousand. There is some doubt as to the death of Generals McCullocli and I'rice, while, unhappily, no doubt whatever hangs over the late of the gallant General Lyon, whose body was brought back to Springfield. Major General Fremont has deennSA it necessary to establish martial luw in St. Louis, and to arrest the President of the Board of Police Commissioners, John A. Browuleo. Major McKinstry, United States Army, has been appointed Provost Marshal. We learn from Washington the Seventy-ninth New York Highland regiment are in a state of insubordination, in consequence nt permission being refused them to come home und see their families and elect officers to fill the vacancies. The regiment avas marched to the Navy Yard yesterday under an escort of cavalry, and forty or fifty of the most active leaders of the trouble were arrested. Despatches from Grafton, in Western Virginia, dated yesterday, inform us that a skirmish took jilace a few miles from thetc on Tuesday, on the Fairinount and Webster road. Information having been received that a secretly organized body of rebel , living in the county, were lodged within A few miles of Webster, General Kelly despatched Captain Pay ton, of Company A, Fourth Virginia regiment, with fifty men, from Webster to disarm them. After scouting nearly twenty-four hours he came suddenly ' upon tlicm ut noon, and after ail hour's severe lighting succeeded in killing twenty-one and putting the others to flight, without any loss to his command. The rebels numbered two Iiuudred. General Rosencrans was, at the latest accounts, somewhere in the vicinity of Cheat Mouutain Pass?about Roverly or Huttonvillc?awaiting the advance of General Lee, should he attempt to cross tho Allcghanies to make a junction with Governor Wise, as it was reported to be his iuten- ! tion. The Persia has brought us European news of the 4th inst. Most of the London journals are vehement in their opposition to the idea of negotiating a United States loan on the Stock Exchange. They affect to dread that, should the federal government J and the Jeff. Davis Confederate leaders become re- , coueilcd, a general repudiation of foreign debts > would immediately ensue. England had ordered additional war vessels, with naval reinforcements, to the American coast. It is said that Kingston, Canada, will btr declared a permanent naval as well as military station. The United States blockade of the Southern ports is denominated ' inefficient'' ' and "contemptible" by the London Herald, while other English papers call on both Prance and Engiaud to unite in action for its annihilation if it is I not effective, as they assert it is not. Some very 1 interesting letters from English special corres- J pendents, both in Washington, Richmond, Va., and Manassas Junction, on the subject of the war ; and our war prospects, are published in our latest ' files. * The special correspondent of the London Herald, J writing from Richmond, Va., states that a prominent French merchant was purchasing all the to- \ bncco which was for sale in Virginia, on account of the French empire. THE NEWS. The Fer.-?ia, from Liverpool 011 the 3d and Queenstown on the 4th instant, reached this port yesterday afternoon. Her news is two days later than that brought by the Nova Scotiau to Father Point. The Bank of England, on the 1st instant, reduced its minimum rate of discount from 6 to 6 per cent. The movement was anticipated, and produced no effect on the funds. Consols closed in London on the 3d inst. at 90Jg a 30% for both money and account, A reduction in the rate of discount by the Bank of France was considered not improbu- i ble. Tlie excitement in the Liverpool cotton mar- i ket had subsided, and the staple was in dull demand, but prices had not changed. The stock on i hand umounted to 1,019,9'J0 bides, of which 1 73s,000 were American. Flour remained quiet and unaltered in value. The Emperor Napoleon has reached Fontainblcau from Vichy. It was said that lie was directing nn imperial intrigue for the displacement of j ltieasoli as Premier of Italy. England was mediating between the Queen of Spain and the Emperor i of Morocco on the subject of the occupation of i Tetuan and the payment of the indemnity to her I Majesty. The private subscriptions to the new Italian loan-amounted to nine hundred and sixtythree millions of francs, of which the ltothschilds, of Paris, liad handed over one hundred and fifty millions. Lord Herbert, formerly Mr. Sydney Herbert, Secretary of State for War of England, died on the 3<1 instant. On tiie 31st ult. the new Sultan of Turkey received Sir Henry Bulwcr. General Codrington was expected In Constantinople to con- 1 gratulato the Sultan, iu the nafnc of Queen Victorin, on his accession. : Tim Ar-itm tinit ronnrln.l in Rn~1nn.l ..r General McDowell's engagement with the re belt) and temporary repulse, on the 18th of July, nt Blackburn's ford, near Bull run, and we ure told that tlie Persia coming out, passed the Canada going in, near Qucenstown, and on exchanging papers with her the passengers on board the Persia were informed of the retreat of our troops from the last named place. We have no report, however, of the effect produced in Great Britain by the ad vices of the Canada. Our correspondent in Buenos Ayres, writing on the "27th of June, states that the republic was rapidly arming for war with the Confederation. All the war steamers not belonging to Urqui/.a, had been purchased by the government. Urquiza as commander-in-chief of the national forcea, was equally alert in his movements. Exchange rated fearfully high. American imports commanded good price*. Advices front Ceylon, dated at Colombo on the i 29th of June, report that the export of coffee during the fortnight umouuts to 50,001 cwts., in the proportion of 30,641 plantation and 13,300 cwts. , native?the greater portion of which went, as , usual to London, for which port six ships have , sailed, taking 3I,7G7 cwts,-- plantation, and C,13G cwts. native. The weather for the past fortnight has been good, and fuvurable to the preparing and shipping of produce. The prospects of the coming crop aie still rather gloomy. Labor is very plenti- 1 ful. The nioDey which it was reported General Siegcl I took w ith him in his retreat towards Holla, belonged to the*Springfield branch of the State Bank of Missouri, and amounted to about 12.70,000. It was placed in General Lyon's charge for safe keeping by the directors. According to a proclamation of Gov. Brown, of Georgia, that State has furnished seventeen thousand troops for the rebel army, ami equipped thera at a cost of nearly three hundred thousand dollars, exclusive of the arms, which, of course, cost nothing, as they were stolen from the government. Gov. Brown says that all the arms at his disposal The Albany Journal says it is believed to be (Jen. Wool's policy to make the war aggressive. If such is the fact the old hero will require a pretty large force before he can march on to Norfolk and along the coast of North Carolina. At the last meeting of the Itoard of Supervisors a communication was received from Mr. Mott with reference to the property in Brooklyn, including the, Atlantic dock and adjacent made ground. Mr. Mott gives it as his opinion that they are all within the limits of the city of New York, and liable for taxes and assessments, as the original charter of the city fixed the boundaries at low water mark on the Long Island shore. This report will h ive to go before the Supreme Court for continuation before the property is taxable b\ New York. The a-e of Mr. Hackley, the .Street Contractor, charged with contempt of court, was again, after arguments similar to those already several times i reported, postponed to the first Monday of the October term of the Oyer and Terminer. Mr. , Hackley appeared in person. .Judge lugrahara, in ranting the postponement, said he did so because it appeared to him that the last delay was oecasioned by the Court of \ppeals and not by the defendant, although Mr. Ilaekley's conduct in other ' matters had not been satisfactory. The trail in the ease of Albert Van Horn, charged i with dealing in the slave trade, was brought up 1 before Judge Khipman, and, on motion of his coun- i sel, ex-Judge lichee, his hail was reduced from | $10,000 to ?5,O00- two sureties justifying in S 10,000. 1 Santos, the Siwniard, in custody lor some time on a charge of lltting out the slaver Cora, was admitted to bail yesterday before Commissioner J. It. 1 llcnry, in the sum 11 $5,000. We learn from Cincinnati tliut a writ of habeas s corpus lias boon issued by a Judge iu Campbell I EW YORK HERALD, TH county, Ky., to release the rebel Lieuteuuut Colonel Tyler, wllo is now a prisoner at Newport bur" ' racks. Before the writ can bo served Tyler will be on his wuv to Fort Lafayette, in New Yolk harbor, whore the government has ordered him to be taken. Claiborne Fox Jackson, who was elected last year (jovernor of Missouri, but subsequently run away troiu the State in pettieoat disguise, has issued a proclamation from Memphis, Tenn., declaring Missouri free and independent, aud no longer connected with the United States. The rebels lost in killed at the battle of Hull run two generals, one brigadier general, seven colonels and two lieutenant colonels. The names of the three candidates elected to the United States Congress in East Tennessee were Thomas A. R. Nelson, in the First district; Horace Muynard, in the Second, aud (leorge VV. Bridges in I he Third. They all started tor Washington to take their seats, supposing Congress to be still in seedon. There are twenty-one icgiments of rebels at new muunu, Missouri. i uey nutnuer uuoill twcivc thousand men. The ltocky Mountain Mustang lias his eye on them. It is reported as a fact that a member of the Iowa Legislature made thirty-four thousand dollars prolit out of the contract to clothe the State Volunteers. The name of this smart operator diould be known to the world. The unconditional Union party of Maryland will liold their State C'onvcntiou to-day in Baltimore, 10 nominate candidates for Governor, Comptroller >f the Treasury and Commissioner of the Lund Dflice. Rev. Joseph Cross, chaplain of the Walker Legion and war correspondent of the Nashville Chris'Uin Adoocute, in his letter describing the battle of Hull run, says:?"The brutal rascals iu Washington oeut to death the few Southern captives they had taken." This miserable fellow further says that iu i few weeks lie hopes to preach from the steps of ihe Capitol iu Washington, 011 the words of'Gmcral Joshua before the gates of Jericho:?"Shout, for the Lord has given us the city." Sincere Christians would no doubt advise this lying stigma upon religion to look well after the salvation of his own soul. The Breckinridge or hard shell democratic State Central Committee, under the management of John A. Green, will meet to-day iu Albany. The Commissioners ol emigration met yester* day, but lor want of a quorum no business was transacted. The number ol emigrants who arrived here during the last week was 453, making a total of 51,862 who have arrived at this port during the present year, a decrease of 14,116 up lo the same time last year. The number of inmates on Ward's Island is 903. The treasurer's report shows a balance in the hunk of $16,114 07. Thore was more llrnuioss in tlio market for cotton yesterday, and prices closed ou a basis of lK^c. fur middling tplands, witlsaalcs of 'JOO bales. The breadstuff markets neremore animated, and, with inadequate supplies, prices nf Uour advanced 5c. and wheat Xc. a 3o. Corn, however, tended downward toward the close, as it was more freely affered. A large movement was reported iu rice, l.UUO a 1,500 casks having been sold, mostly to speculators, at in advance of >^c. u \'e. Large sales of comniou and S'o. 1 rosin were also effected, and at higher prices. A United business was transacted in provisions?pork was lienvy at $15 a $15 12,'i lor mess, and $10 12>,' a $10 25 for prime. The sales of sugars were 1,000 lihda. Cuba at 5>iC. a 0\Jc. TUo ten Halt; pusseJ off with moderate spirit ami a well sustained market. The freight market was a little irregular, but there was mure produce ottering. The Battle In Missouri?-Tlic Lesson It Teaches. Hy the news which we published yesterday front Missouri, and of which wo publish fuller details to-day, our readers will have perceived that a desperate battle was fought on Saturday last, the fOth inst., at Davis' creek, nine utiles southeast of SpringQeld. The killed aud wounded of our amy?800 out of 8,000, according to General Fremont, but only 5,500 according to our Holla despatch?arc far greater in proportion to the numbers engaged than at the battle of Hull run. The General in the, chief command was slain, and it appears that Siegcl, whe led a flank movement, was pressed very severely, losing three out of his four cannon, spiking them, however, and disabling the carriages before they fell into the hands of the enemy.m A retreat was cfl'ected in good order, about two o'clock, to Springfield, after the Union General destroyed such ammunition as he could not remove. and other property which would be valuable to the rebels. General Sicgel had possession of the enemy's camp, and held it for several hours, until he deemed it advisable to assume a stronger position. According to Gen. Fremont's despatch to the War Department, ho continued liis retrograde movement ut three o'clock next morning in the direction of Bolia, the terminus of the railroad from St. Louis. From later intelligence we learn that he halted nfter a march of thirty miles, and that it was likely he would not retreat further than Lebanon. where he will probably receive reinforcements. It is stated that he could have held Springfield but for the njrproach of Hardeewith large reinforcements to the rebels; which is also the reason assigned for his fighting the battle against such odds, in order to prevent n junction between llardce and McCulloch. When we take into account the loss the rebels sustained, and that Siegel's falling back was not a rout, like the affair at Lull run. but a judicious and wellexecuted movement to prevent his force being flanked and turned, and his communication cut off in the direction of his supplies, it will be seen that there is nothing to boast of on the part of the rebels, considering that their force on the field numbered J!J,ODD, including Indians, and that they lust.it is said, some 2,01)0 men in killed and wounucu, oesiues tue toss 01 uteir icnrs una wagons?being burned, according to one account, by themselves, but according to another account by the shells of Totten's artillery. It is stated that two of their regiments were nearly cut to pieces; and when we are told that they charged in overwhelming force three times upon Totten's artillery, and were repulsed each time, they must have suffered u terrible slaughter. Estimating their loss in the same proportion to numbers as the killed and wounded of General Lyon's army, it would be 2,300. It appears that General l'rice is not killed, and the rebels say that McCulloch is not; but that remains to tie seen. The fact that the rebels did not pursue shows that they were exhausted. On the whole, Iherofore, we may regard the result as neither a victory nor a defeat, but a drawn battle, while it is evident that this time the superior generalship was on the Union side. But although the check was not so serious as at Bull run, the result is not what it ought to have been. There ought to have been no such check, und there was u<> necessity for it. The loss of such a General as Lyon is not easily repaired; and had sufficient reinforcements been ??nt to him in time, not only w ould he have been still alive, in all human probability, but lie victory would have been siimf fakeubly his ilso. This mode of fighting will never tin. By ictions like that at Davis' creek the war would he prolonged till eruvfc of doom without any UltSDAY, AUGUST 15, 186 ? ?# . beneficial result. Why should we not engage the enemy in numbers at least proportionate to the population? The rebellious States have eight millions?we have twenty millions. It is in that proportion that we ought to meet them on the battle Held. In the late engagement in .Missouri the numbers wore reversed. Whose fault is this? Our army ought not to light, unless in such overwhelming numbers us to crush the rebels out. if our generals in Missouri are not able to sustain themselves from the Union men of the local population, the

government ought to send tliein aid. The rebels ought not to be allowed time to organize, possess themselves of artillery, make intrenchmerits and erect masked batteries. The most rapid movements ought to be organized against them, which would keep tbem constantly re treating. The delays to make immense preparations l'or Bull run fights will not pay. Nor is it necessary to take the mail routes to Richmond' with a fortified position of the enemy in the way. Whether it is desirable to permit ten thousand of the enemy to remain unmolested ut Fairfax may well be questioned. The plan is to harrass the enemy, and not wait for great battles. It is known that these are the views of the young generals?McClellan, Bunks, Fremont and llosencrans?and there is reason to believe that the veteran Scott coincides with them, and that hereafter there will be more activity and energy in the campaign. It will perhaps turn out at last that " sweet are tike uses of adversity," anil that we have learned something salutary from Bull run anil Davis creek. Tlx- Government Loan Taken by th? liunkv?Let the Administration now Aet with Knergy. The important question?the government loan?has been linally disposed of by the prompt anil decisive action of the committees representing the moneyed interest of the three leading cities in the loyal Slates, at their convention held in this city yesterday. For full particulars we refer the reader to the report in our linancial column. It appears that the committees appointed by the Boston and Philadelphia bankers il.D. ?!l.. 1',... 11... ......... .. VIBUL'U UI1D 1.11 IUI lUf jmipu^u U1 consulting with the Wall street committee, and met it yesterday morning. Their consultation resulted in the recommendation that the banks and bankers ol" the three leading cities agree to furnish the government with the necessary sinews of war by subscribing for the Tivusury notes at the rates tixed in the act of Congress authorizing the loan. The bankers as entblod in convention at three 1'. M. to hear the report of the committee, and after considerable discussion acquiesced in the decision of the joint committee, agreeing that the banking interests of the three cities should pledge themselves to take lilly millions of Treasury notes, bearing seven and three-tenths per cent interest, immediately, fifty millions on the 15th ol October, fifty millions on the loth of December, and so on until the entire loan was taken? I providing that, in the meantime, the government should uot issue any other notes or bonds? the first Issue to bear date and draw interest from to-day, the loth of August. This settles the question that has caused so much anxiety to our financiers, to the administration, and to all who are anxious for a speedy suppression of the rebellion. This decision of the men who control and manage the financial interests of the nation has secured to the administration the necessary funds for a vigorous prosecution of the war until the citizens of every State are protected in their constitutional rights. In thus coming forward at this critical and trying hour, and pledging themselves to unlock their vaults and deal out their millions, it is but reasonable to suppose that they and the people, in rctuny will expect it to be expended, not upon favorite contractor's' but in uu economical aud energetic prosecution of the war. There is no longer any reasonable excuse for the government to waver or delay! they have asked for money, and it is at their command. Let their operations aud the movements of our grand army be now prompt and decisive. We know that President Lincoln is endeavoring to do his whole duty in this matter but he needs advisers who can comprehend the issues of the day; he wants men of ability, energy and honesty at the head of the departments?men who comprehend their duties, and who will fearlessly cxecutp themOur people do not any longer want to see their gov< i nment?representing twenty millions of loyal people and contending with a rebellious organization representing less than eight million?sending into battle armies one-third of the force of the enemy, as was the ease both at Pull run and Davis' creek, Missouri. These facts, taken in connection with the looseness of the blockade, are not calculated to give the I public any great confidence in the heads of the departments, and it will behoove Mr. Lincoln to see that more energy is infused into their bureaus, or difficulties more serious than any that he has had to contend with will soon prosen! themselves. The public are now looking to the administration for an efficient and energetic prosecution of the war. Let the authorities at Washington set# thai they are not disappointed in this expectation. Harboiuxu L'iuvatkkks.?By the arrival of a vessel from Curncoa, one ot the islands in the Caribbean Jam, under the dominiou of the Dutch, we learn that the privateer Sumter was allowed to remain, coal and refit there for a wtvk; and, so far as the authorities of the place were concerned, might have prolonged her stay indefinitely. This is an important fact, and one demanding the immediate attention of the government. We cannot permit Holland, or any other Power, to extend aid and succor to these marauders by allowing them free ingress and egress, and supplies of everything they may require, without limit to their stay. Such facilities held out to privateersracn are, wo need not say. an outrage upon the United States; and it therefore clearly becomes (he duty of the Secretary of State to communicate with Mr. Von Limbing, the Netherlands Minister, on the subject, and distinctly impress upon him the necessity for closing the Hutch West India ports to the rebel cruisers. With the same object, the Danish Minister ought to bo requested to prevent privateers being harbored, coaled and provisioned at any of the West India Islands belonging to Denmark. As long as the privateers have a refuge in ports so convenient as those of the Antilles or Caribbean Sea> their facilities for committing depredations j will continue undiminished: therefore we are bound to protect our commerce by dwiuinding that such diicot aid and comfort to the rebels ? at unco withdrawn. 1. ! The BritUlt Government ami OUT *?- J prop tloiiMl Lonn. I hand There is n prospect of renewed complications J g;u j0. with Grent Britain. In the House of Commons- I 8jjjrn on tin* 29th of July. Mr. Gregory, who may he |)am, considered the agent of the rebels in the British j a]|ow Parliament, asked whether the government had ; wjien , received any information to the effect that j woun goods contrahnnd of war, including a battery j t.;(llgc of artillery, had been conveyed from Liverpool j,08e4] to New York in the steamer Kangaroo, and that ? jM> a loan for the United States government hud (]en,(| been opened upon the Stock Kxcharige? if so^ 0f ur| was this in accordance with British principles ( of non-intervention ? The reply of Lord Pal- 0f |,^ merston was distinguished l?y a studied aml-iguity, which, however, is capable ot a some. jmtj jj what definite interpretation. lie said that lie they ^ was not personally cognizant of the matters re- that t ferrcd to, but that, should they arise, they provii would of course be dealt with by the govern- iis |jri ,,Tl....... ....... SU l... Ihb ..f iKo ,.v....l _ nu?mul HMUunu.vi 1..1 Joims meaning of the words of Lord Palmerston's seivjc reply if the goods contraband of war had not been associated with the loan in the questiou K asked by Mr. Gregory. Hut, notwithstanding, it. is obvious that he meant that as soon as the Pll'''l! loan was opened on the LondoifStock Exchange ence ' the government would interfere to prevent its negotiation, as an infringement of British neu- a* 1 trality. Were it not so the reply would hare ^ been couched in very different terms. Chum This, therefore, plainly shows the real senti- 01 merits of the British government towards this 'uu^" country. When we warned the American pub- own lie of the secret hostility of England to the ^aIU'' United State's, and of her desire to promote the K,na" cause of the rebels, and even elevate the insur- m'K*? gent States to the dignity of an independent 1S * s nationality, we were assailed by nearly the t)1(' Hl whole press of England for what was said to be S1,JU our wilful misrepresentation of a friendly n,cnt> government. Does not this one act alone show ''yan. that we were right in our estimate ?f the charuc- u'Klln ter of the British Cabinet? Even the news- '), s^ papers that formerly veiled their own and the a government hostility tous now come out boldly and proclaim it. Not the slightest encourage- over ' ment, we are told by one London journal, a ^eu should be given to the negotiation of an Ame- ail('s' rican loan in that market, and ullhough endea- B'"' ul vors may be made to raise the money, it is not stoam believed they will be successful. We trust that ^""al the'British public will offer no encouragement, "" even to the most speculative money broker, to j'"' v embark in such au enternrise. savs another *0UU(' journal, and the most decided ill will is iuuui- ot^'' ' tested in the matter. It' this is friendship, what et'_nt 11 is hostility'.' Hitherto the London money mar- l|''8 H kel Ims been open to all the world?to csta- H'^on blialied alike with revolutionary governments? govoi and the negotiation of loans has proceeded with- ^ett s out restriction. But now when the great republic '*e sa of the New World steps in the doors are insultingly shut in our faces. Thus it is tkut n P1'^1 every link in the' chain of events connected her. tlu with ilus war demonstrates the necessity there is for the government subduing this rebellion ^erbi with a ?trong arm, and restoring the country to peace as soon as possible. Not only do the re- 111 *cr suits of our battles, but our relations with a s'? foreign Powers teach us this. Every week our Vlk'ua uffairs abroad are becoming more complicated ^'u and critical, and unless we see more energy and Par'" determination on the part of the administra- harbc tion, matters will soon arrive at such a crisis while that we shall not only have to fight tlic rebels, l>l*lva but the allied fleets of England and France. iurni: vcrtil Tiib Facts of a Battue Field.?When the Navy battle of Bull run was fought we had, first, the ids \n now- of a great victory, then of a defeat, and, place lastly, of a rout. Then came the individual ac- It counts of the buttle, in which every common the d soldier figured as a hero and every officer as a prop< Napoleon. The wonder was that with such the su elements our amy did not rush on to Rich- ing vi inonil instead of back to Washington. After all neten this had gone the rounds of the newspapers we a vigi begun to get the solid tacts of the bnttle> ment: through the reports of Gen. McDowell and of who his division and brigade officers. thous From these we found that the regiment which lars was said to have cut up the Mack Horse of the ncithi enemy so terribly was not to be got together perm when its commander wanted to place it in posi- from tion. and that other regiments which were issue, regarded as reliable were no where when they were wanted to protect a battery or to yCHt cover the retreat. The last solid facts in con- en/am miction with this battle we published yesterday, penal in Col. Porter's statement. f ( It is reports like these, and not the vaporing* ^ y of self-made heroes, that are going to make our llonCii troops what they should be?a splendid army the so;' of brave and well officered men. The expo- IntctnU sures made by them, though they may excite 1,10 im some unpleasant feeling for the moment, will do a great deal of good, because men who have acted bravely on the battle Held like to receive jif5i|0a 'i the credit that is due to them. Furthermore, they will impress the cowards with the fact that Washic such a scene is noilt place for them ?a convic- battle < tion that, acquired earlier, would have saved poclal the country some loss and themselves deep h,u , . J 1 the lan humiliation. wiu |? Tue Necessity of Military Energy.?Ac- ?tir"?gt' cording to reliable intelligence received from Hl. |iag the South, it is beyond a doubt that the rebel 3(.verai leaders in Virginia are raukiug extensive prcpa- was < ' rations for some most decisive aggressive net 0:1 the Potomac. On the strength of their victory mica i at Bull run they J^ave been able to make ap- tli'ewb peals to the Soutliern population tor aid, which J; have been promptly responded to, and an oiior. capaoit mous force is at present preparing for a forward movement, under the command of Generals Mr. Fui Beauregard, Lee and Johnston. All the energy kmo' z of our government will be required to render abortive such attempts as are 011 the point of has b< being made, if the War Department does not strain every nerve, and become, under the "p <u auspices of General McClellan, endowed with P>'s?eU quadrupled energy, wo may still be found wanting in the hour of need. Republics have tm-y tit always been supposed capable of near ly super- !;;s natural vigor in such emergencies; but there is too much ground to fear that under the guidance unguai of the Secretary of War and his subordinates we- are proving an exception to this general . After i rule Ohicagi r,ll?- of gyr _ _ ? Zouave Tueaimknt of Ouk Wounded bot.ntKit.s.? states, When Dr. King's report on the battle of Bull ^'J. run was published we took occasion to criti- Colonel eise it severely. In doing this we stated some facts which we had been placed in possession of <l''1 , gpcat 1 by certain of our officers and soldiers who had manct 1 been witnesses of what we narrated. We re- ti,aV\v' ceived the other day a letter from Dr. King in shown reply, but on a careful examination of its con- manly' tents we find that it confirms all our statements, reve re h'rom the facts thus gleaned it is inconlroverti- Ii"'ruble that, in a medical as well us in a contmis- 'ay"*1 others s.uiat poiut vf view, our utmy \vu? wholly uu- the lib* S I arod for battle. It had not ambulances, lint, ages or any of the other surgical necessa* In quantity sufficient for even an outpost lisb. In reading over the accounts of the 0 we liiul that only one ambulance was ed to the Sixty-ninth regiment, and that the Lieutenant Colonel of that regiment wa? ded he could not be sent to the rear bethia single vehicle was otherwise dis1 of. The consequence was that he hud carried over n hot and dusty road, renstill more insupportable by th* thousand* mod men who were hurrying over it. Al^ >f course, aggravated greatly the irritation i wound. ,v that the medical corps of our army has liis sad experience, it is to be hoped that" *11 Knot again take the held without seeing he wants of their department are properly ,i?,i r?. i> - l.v.? mi, iv?-iiiont*ii'uncos nrmiy made una uly acted lip to will soon compel the rethat ure needed in this branch of the se. xplicabi.e Inefficiency1 of the Navy?An knticated cl't I.ncredibu 'statement.?We di to-day a most extraordinary correspondbetween Commodore Vaiulerbilt and W. r;tlett, of this city, from which it appears ii whole fleet of steumships, consisting of anderbilt, the Ariel, the Ocean Queen, the pion and the Daniel Webster, have been at tmrannd of the Navy Dcpurinent. at a van to be tlxed by appraisers entirely of its appointment, ever since last May. The erbilt was offered to the government oriy, as our readers will recollect, by Comre Vanderbilt, as a present outright. Sho plendid steamship -*the finest, the fastest, trongest ever built. On her recent cxcuri Fort Dickens, under charter of thegovernshe carried the largest freight ever taken y vessel from this port, in addition to a whole ent of men. She Wits built entirely of the material, by day's work, and was freely ted by Mr. Dobbin, at that time Secretary Navy, to be far superior to any vessel constructed for the navy. She can carry vier armament than any ship in the navy> lie can catch and?armed and manned as ,ight to be?conquer anything that wind or propels. She cost nine hundred thousand rs, and a ship like her could not be built ;? irnviii'htm.nf 151*** ? .V,. w.v.u.uK ..RW viu? uiuur/.^ rhole history of the government from its ution presents no other instance of an [rom an individual so princely and munitiis that made by Commodore Vanderbllt of plendid steamship. And when that propo, so eminently liberal, is declined by the nment, the Commodore, through Mr. Bartubstitutos another as conspicuously fair, ys:?" Tiiis ship oughtio be in possession . government. If you will not take her as sent, appoint fair men to fix a price upon j Ocean Queen is second only to the Van* It. and inferior to her in nothing but speed; io Queen lias made the passage from Havre i days, which shows that, she iBby no means w ship. The offer includes three other ble and desirable steamers. 1 onr merchants believe that the Navy Delent allows these ships to lie rotting in our >r rather than to take them at its own price, our commerce is swept from the ocean by teors? They must believe it, for the proof liv t.hlft Anrr#??nr?m1*?nr?rt ia IndnnirA. ile. The inaction of the Secretary of the lias been explained upon the ground of competency and want of adaptation to his is to be hoped that no one in or about epartment has been actuated by any im r motive or inducement in the cause'ol id deluy we huvo experienced in purchases-sols for an effective blockade. Incomicy and even dishonesty can be checked by orous head of a government or a depart; and it is to be expected by the public, are called upon to furnish five hundred and men and five hundred millions of dolfor the repression of this rebellion, that in' incompetency nor dishonesty are to be itted to hinder the wishes of the people being carried to a prompt and suoccssful Movements of Prluee Napoleon, erday Prince Napoloon dined with Mayor Wood iU>\ Tbore were uo other movements of the im. household worthy of note. serenade, wlrich was to have takcD place to-night lis dinner with a few of tho members of the ork Club, by desire of Prince Napoleon, was postuntil bo returns trom bis Western tour, wlien enade will lake place, though not us was at Qrsl d in front of tho New York Hotel, but on board peri tl yaeht Jerome Napoleon. * Obituary, COL. N. L. FAUN HAM. 11 lie perceived, from a telegraphic despatch pubu another portion of to-day's paper, that Col. N. I., m, ?f tho New York Firo Zouaves, has died In igton from the effect of Injuries received at the if Butl run. At the present time there is an esintcrcst nttached to Col. Farnham, holding, as 1, the place made vacant by the death o[ itemed Kllswortli, and the news of bis decease e board with sorrow by all, both friends and rs. Colonel Farnham was born in Iladdnm, Con' t, but enmo to New York while yet (piite young. always been well known in this city, having held I positions In tho Fire Department. -Jti 1S04 ho hoseti Foreman of tho Hook and Ladder Company mil m isoa mi whs elected Assistanthngineor of tun mont, ami acted ill districts Seven mid Might. Ho he olilce for two terms?vis: from 1855 to 1869^? lie rotirod, iiis resignation being greatly against ihes of the Department. His full namo is Nouli nliam. Ho was Fiist I,i?ntenant of the Second ny of the National Guard?the Seventh?in which y ho left this city. How he became connected ho Fire Zouaves arose from the tact that, after it of Colonel Kllsworth with the Chicago Company, -tihant organized a Zouave Company in this city, tly had ho been taken with the drill. When the ouaves were formed he was clcct'd Lieutenant , which command he assumed utter the arrival regiment at the capital, at which place ho jen noticed us being very active iu assisting Kllsworth in perfecting tho drill of the men. mgh Colonel Karnham always performed his btisiittes to tho entire satisfaction of ins employers, irt was never wholly given up to trado. He posit vigorous constitution, robust health, aud Ins and impetuous nature found tho restraints of tho r almost unendurable, and the excitement of millla hud always an attraction for the young man. ately, the educational training of young Fartilmm d the French language, which iu after years of great value to him, as nearly all Ihe host on military tactics aud science arc written iu Hut ;c. ludicd fencing and boxing w ith masters of their id ultimately been me She best fencer in the city, llswortb made bis flying visit to tills city with the > Zouaves, Colonel Farnhum organized a company nnasts, whom lie intended should assume tho dress und drill, take lite tonr of tlia Kastern not encamping in cities, but selecting the wildest ost secluded forests and mountains. The present course, miulo this artilielal catifpotgu unncessary. Karnham bore, from his short stature, the fltvoine of "I'ony Farnhain," being scarcely more than et four inches in height; still, his daring courage termination, assisted by his well Unit frame and muscular dovelopcmenl, made him always com ospect as a man and as an olllcer. a? alwaj - borne a charai ier unstained by any tiling as vicious aud dishonorable?his life having clearly that lie was a man In whom trust could be ren everything connoctod with strict morality and bearing. The death of Gdoiiel Karnham will be a blow to the tin men of this city, as it was entirely cted. and it was hoped that be would again lea l e Zouaves 011 tho field of baltlo. His giory hss lort lived, but history w ill band bis name among down to posterity us oao who died in uci.nyu oC jrty vf Uia country, 4

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