Newspaper of The New York Herald, August 27, 1861, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated August 27, 1861 Page 2
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2 OPERATIONS JNJTHE WEST. OUR CAIRO CORRESPONDENCE. Caw Lttruxrc, Cairo, 111., August 21,180It An JbfMdatcw Up (k4 River?The Toum 1/ Commerce Oe. cupial, but Subsequently Evacuated by the Rebel*?The Cause qf Their Retreat?Outrage* and Cruelty of Use Rebel*?Detail* of the Date Rattle at ChaerletDnv?Tb* Union fltroei Engaged?The Lot* on Roth Suie*?Imj>r?Mmenl of Union Men into the Rebel Service, etc. That you havo not tioaril from mo since 8umt?y, th? 18tb Inst., IB owing to thn faot i hut I have been ntow-nt iu Missouri on another " rebel hunt," and did not roUirn until to 1I11 v. I had suarco retired on Monday night when I was aroused by tbo Information that an expedition was on foot for the up-river country. 1 immediately ro(wired to headquarters, and found an unusual decree of commotiou, and ascertained that a messenger had Jest arrived from the villugo of bonta Ko, on the Mississippi rlvor, opposite Commerce, with the information tlmt a large body of rebels wero then occupying Commerce and Intending to cross the river Into Illinois, for thopurjxMc of destroying the bridges upon the Illinois Central KailroudSanta ho is only about twenty miles from Cairo by laud, j and Colonel Ogieeby, who lain command In Con. Prentlsa1 absence, was desirous of sending a reconnoitcrliig force to the vicinity. A party of mounted men. of whi m your correspondent was one, composed in part of a squad of Captain Burroll's (i'iko county) cavalry, and otherwise of citizens of Cairo, under tho captaincy of Wash. Graham, Ksq., in alt numbering tliirty-slx mon, started at half past twelve o'clock to do the country perVico in this particular contingency. Wo arrived at Santa Fc at suuriso yesterday morning, only to find that the rebels had retired from Commerce to a former camp, some four miles in tho interior, toward Henf n. Wo (earned also tiiat on (he | evious evening Colonel Muridi, from Cape Girardeau, w oh live hiiudied meu and two pieces of artillery, had visited Commorco, whiuh probably was the key to uniock the mystery of such a sudden ova cuaiion. ai an ovouib v mine co w ls uwrrwu, anu everything bill lair to guurauioo us a fruitless ride, so wo tethor?<1 our horses auil sot about getting a breakfast and soma Sleep after a Lard night's luaruli. Hot at about oloven o'ciock wo wore aroused by tho noisiest kind of commotion in tbo village?womou running uu<l (-creuniiiig, mou newly loadiug tbuir old Boot guns anil i dles, dogs bui king, children crying?everything, in fuel, tluil could make a niHse, making it with all Its might, while the cry of "The robe Ik have como backl" was tho watchword from every nook kidcrouny. huro enough, on gutting out of doors, und Poking over to tbo Missouri shore, iho rebel troops were lainly visible in largo ui.mbo,s, thronging tho streets of pmmerco, and Dying about like bees from house to j Huso and store to store, or formed iu ranks ui u the ; iufl banks ol the rlvor. With my glass 1 counted tho t avulry and three squadrons of infantry. The _tvairy I ascertained to number fully oue hundred and fifty, and of imautry I judged there were full flftoen hundred. A single iron field jdcco was planted upon tho rocks above town, so us to command tho river, while some fifty two and lour horso teams formed cavalcade as tar back on the lieulou road as the eyo could roach. It did. indeed, look souallr. but those wtui knew anything of ttm uso of artillery were aware of our perfect safety, fur between the foe anil us ran the Mississippi, fully one and a half miles wide. Immediately ourtrlers were ilesi'ateheJ to Cairu with the information, wbdo the cavalry and cilirens of our party starUil down tho Illinois bank to meet tho gunboats Ty lor anil Weeing ton, which had boon due|>utohed ut daylight from Cairo to cooperate with us. I r< muined for u tialf hour to view tho movements of tho enemy, and thou rejoined my companions, after ascertaining that there was no danger of their crossing the river. We met the boats about three miles below town, communicated our news turd then returned, only to find that the valiant rebel* bad learned of our close proximity and had returned to their camp on tho Benton road, out of h .nil's way, taking with tin im ail tho moveable prope. l> w'Commerce, mounting I forty-two wagon loads of coin belonging to Union citizens of the town. The rebels wore unuer tha command of Colonel Kitchen, President of the Cairo and Pulton Bailroad. I witnessed some scenes during the short time I had to observe their uiuvonicuU that would inaks tha b.ood of the veriest (lend boil wilh indignation, and X could but wish that tlieNow York ,-e-oesiuu edit'** were standing where 1 slood lo see ther outhern valor thoy laud so highly. One old man of sixty years, an (Stood resiu Ut of Commerce, bad returned troui Santa Kb that morning u> remove somo of the moro valuable articles of Uw bouaehold goods. Ilo was accompanied by hs wife and a daughter. When tho advouce of tho rebel borne entered tho Village the trio started from tlndr ukl home, and ran to their boat, which was already overkxtdwd, bet in they climbed, and tha old man pliod the oar* with ail tho vigor his inllrmitU? mil permit. The boat had pro cecdetl [rorhop* forty roda from the siioro, whan it wau discovered by the valiant Southerners, and a valley of musketry was poured tut# it. I could sea tho muairct hdlc atr\Wtk in lint tmlAr >J1 nnn.j wl Mi, in nixfl wn fur the aafuty of tbu party, hut happily ue una \rtia hurl. Another man was tired at nearer tta.i shorn, ami a mi.sleet ball Struck his boat. A party of ?< iu :r ami chillieu who ware return inn to their old homos were Ilrod at in the middle of the river before they laid time to rcrorsu their course. The town was most thoroughly sacked, and liart not the gunboats suddenly come up, would undoubted, ty have boon flrud. The gunboats remained inooreil In the river opposite the town all night, and this morning one of them ctuno down tuCairo, your humble servant (tutting sent h.s horse down by land), coming aa o passenger. Taken together?the land riu? by moonlight, the scenes r>f the day and the sleopii.gou Shipboard, within stone's throw oi a shore occupied only by rebels in loro?'twas an exciting trip. There was no light, if 1 do hut call a little mistake?that amounted to nothing?such, and I returned to Cairo tu learn tho details of Tim HAITI B OS I'll AW K -TOT. Gn Monday last, thi 19lh, Colonel Wallace, commander of the post at Bird's Point, ascertained that a (Woo of five hundr> d rebels hart encamped at Charleston, twelve miles west of the Point, on thu Cairo and Pulton Rail rood, and at night Un sent a force of about the same nunibw to attack them. Tho rebels were under the command of Colonel Huuter, of Missouri, and were tho same that have been committing depredations In this vicinity P>r the past two weeks, dutiiiis of wtiieh I have written you. Tho Union forces wore made up mm follows:? Commanding officer, Colonel Iieuglierty, Twenty second regiment; Lieutenant Colonels Hart, of Twenty-Booond, and ltansom, of Bleventh regiment; O m anies A, 11, C, D, K and k,of the Twenty second regiment, fitly inen each; and ( apt. lioitmm's (Centralis) cavalry, lifty men. Tho Union men started friuii Bint's Point at eight o'clock in tho evening, and marched out to tho trottlo bridge, two and a half miles from Charleston, when two compa mes ien mo mam ooay ana marcnea arouna inouwii u> the south to attack the rebels simultaneously. The cavalry, let It bo remembered, not being able to march by way of tho railroad, got separated from tho infantry on the inarch, and dnl not rejoin thrm, ro our force really was but about threo hundred men. As soon as the main body of infantiy reached the town, they rocoivod orders, when in sight of the enemy's ramp Arcs, to "tlie low, and sail In," which they del hi gallant style. No sooner bad tho fit St volley fss-n flrcd by tho main body under Lieutenant liort and Colonel Hansom, than tits left wing of two companies, under Oilonel Dougheity, made an attack from the south, and the lighting became general. The rebels wore taken by surprise, and our troops took every adVMttago |???iit>le. They had no cavalry te aid ttiem, while Unit t f tlw many numbered nearly three hundred. Tho moon Rhine nearly as bright as day, and a light wind cleared the bottle hold of smoke, so that it was impnsatbte for a mistake to he made. Alter aa hour's hortl lighting tiie Union men found themselves masters of tho IIaid. oani in powuaeojn of u largo nutnnor id prisoners, having sustained a Um of only ono man tub*! and eight wmnuod a fell lint of of which?iriiumors, tutted ami maimed? I give below. The enemy were frum Jolt fhirr^aan's vucampraaal at HyWeston. Tho rebel js Uoacrs do not report how many they lost in ktilul, hut think that from Uv.v.tf te Shirty went to Rl.'op ft* the last Uaio. Wo have eight >i Uretr wounded here as prhtonurs in our lioepitnlw, (tuiy having been f orsakwa on the lb-Id by their camradi*. About four lisurs after Uwi light at fbarlcaKa Oi*ntn Holman'e cavalry came ap with a scnatfcg party of about seventy five <t the oaruay s cavalry, te wl*m they gave battle, but tbo robels did not seem to wish to idiew tight, and thirty three prlruttera and thirty eight harass Km into ' hiada wabout u gun Inviug fxsei llred ar a inaa uyo; sd In the two <wgngoinmit? our boys U*dt my-oaa pr? nrra, seventy stand of arias and QfVy-threu horses, together with a large aeaeiint of camp equipage. I ahanld here ante, bowevur, Uiai two of the prnM were aantdenully waumied hy Hn> cart-hiss bundling it tludr owa fowling piece*. htMKH Of KKHSL PRISOMKS TAKEN AT CBAtSLERTOW, MO., ON Tint mom o? aitjadt 10, 1801, bt :roopu cnpcb cot. saeatnsrv. Oscar K. Wa!k?w, Fit ward Coleman, VTm . Barrte, ffm. Adams, Wm. B. Tliompson, John Healw, (lyrne Ck-rtfett, Vfra 0. Gibson, Q-iarmaater Sacoad regiment Mhageirl Slate Guard; N. A. Qutmby, XT. R. Sharp, Jorry VaoghB, u.?,i..... II II......... I 1 U-.' . T TW rS-l BANKS OF KEIIKL miltiN?U* 7AKRT ST I'AITAJN liof MAN'S (nurmAUA) cavai.ry, <m the ? ?r? aowirw 20. H'-ury Swan, J. H. Cobb, t-'ow?i4 Lieutenant; I^wls Young, Sergeant; Thomas O'Brtati, \Tm. IL Cnpp, J.!*. Hamill, W. Barrett, Samuel F. Wearrtn, 3. B. Johnson, J. R. Baily, Theo. dryland, Samuel Korr. Win, .looter, Joseph I'avis, Samuel Mondy, M. S. Dunolahi, John W. fialcomb, Jos. M. Karris, W. T. Chiplain, Mark F. Flora, Murk SI. Totiey, John B. Cltsc. Radford Coleman. Jamo* 1'. Moudy, Derby II. SIcUio, J. Child*, Thonuvs Tickers, I). CliDglnguuitii, John Can'well, Sambol I?. lacy, William MoKarlaud. jTlds man was released by our oflker* for the reason that lio showed conclusively Urat ha was a Union man, arrested the flay bofore by the rebels, and giveu the alternative of being hung or enlisting In iho Confederate army.] KtM.cn and wommro or nnt Renins. Killed.,.,.,, 15 Wounded (rebel est.).,..80 CA8fAI.Tir> IN THR I'NION AKMT. Killed?1'rivale William I'. Sharp,Gompauy A, Twenty Second regiment Illinois Volunteers Wounded?Colonel Henry lioiighorty, slightly; I.lootenant Colonel Hart, slightly?both of the Twenty-second regimeut; l ieutenant Colonel Ranson, Eleventh regiment, Minie musket ball In shoulder, severely; Cspt. Johnson, Company , Twenty .second regiment, slightly; (Jorpo ral John C. Parke, Company , Twenty second regiment, slightly; 1'rivate tieorge 3. l*erry, Company , Twenty-second regiment, slightly; Private fchoeinaker, Company , Twenty-second regiment, slightly; Prl arato Levi Sharp (father of Private Sharp, who was killed), Company ??, Twenty-second regiment slightly. PRISON Kits' ACOOl'Nl OK TUB KSHKJ. VORIKS AX CnARUBTON. Cavalry. M\fanlrv Cspl. Luko Boson's company 60 40 Capt. James o'fxronoH's company 40 GO *]spt. Samuel I-ewia' company 32 ? hpt. Geo. B. Zimmerman's com|?ariy.. -m 71 kpt. John C. Smart's oooipany -t 64 I prpt Casper Ueudrick's company...... ll>0 ? I ?pt. Charles Price's company ? 00 Total 238 32i This statement I got from the prisoners, and, 1 think, fu be relied u|ion. Tbo prisoners told mo to-day that |h?V ftit wsll Blessed with the Idea of bang taken prison ] era, for moat of thorn claim to ho UnUni men who havo been impressed Into tlio Southern service. I havo had several letters written by tboin to their friends, ail regretting that they had ovor boon lu arms against the Union, and all huoaring never to he ovou forced again Into Uie foul heresy. tub rn??t niiADfi ins. vvnwi wvnnvi OUR NAVAL CORRESPONDENCE. Usmm States Steam Frkiate Roanoke, 1 I < Orr Chari^ton, August 4, mill- > and Short? off ChnrUitim?Tht Flrtl Intlnhruntf of Conlralnntl Cwd* Coming Off flo Our FtMt?A Hillary of Tb'tr H- * <>"*1 >>ut Way They Talk?Thti Hfftrott K-rtf Jkt 'A^'i^acort?.tfirfrablc Pottal Arrangements, <tc \ If we can't catch prlrctuul* v*<iWU "Jli "?y wo can sharks and negroes. Dust n'giit tiK "i^Srs baited a hoi k with a sheep's head that was decapitated on board ship, anil threw It overboard, attached to a lino. In a short tlmo there was great sport In hauling In a real secession shark?a tremendous follow, about ten feet long. It mads a great excitement and must* about the forward dock, and was rare si>ort for the sailors. This morning there eamo paddling from shore towardB us two contraband chattels?and about as genuine specimens of r>'ul pl/uitatiiai darkies as I over saw anywhere In the Routh. They had a dilapidated specimen of a boat, sadly disfigured around tho bow, leaking badly, arid *> /*!? ouec hit>l Knfln vtiffhiv nnliotui nut hit thn blndos with Rome rough pieces of boards, tied on with a ploco of hemp rope. An old woodon bowl served to bail out the leaky craft, and from appearances it evidently had to be usod pretty often on tbo yny. ago tho ebony faces had taken. Tlicy had showed the good souse to supply themselves with a lair store of provisions, which were stowed away in tho stern, In a box about two feet square. We noticed a fino lot of fresh 1>* k ing turtle eggs, somo rice, baron, bread, &c. The whole outfit wore rather a prlmttlvo look, the canoe looking more like ?Hio of the old French dug-outs ouo sues along the I>otriii river than a s ill water beat. When tho strange S)?'ck on the water was discovered a boat was sent from the steamer Rhode Island, supply ship, that had just come tu from New York, and brought tho runaways on lteard. When they first came on board they ?1H? sred shy ami acted "like cats iu a strange garret." They told an evidently straightforward story?that thoy llvud some distlines from tho city of Chariest ti on a cotton plantation?that they, In company with another negro, whom thoy called their uncle?in all probability somo such representative of a plantation us Uncle Tom of Mrs. Stowo's picturing?ran away from Homo on account of not getting enough to eat, anil tho stork s tlicy had heard "'bout do nabolitiotilsls coming for to shoot detn." The uncle, they say, was shot by their pursuers, b t these two more lucky chattels managed by lloeter leels to ovado tho catchers, and secreted themselves, aa I he y say, ten days In tho swani|is mid woods. Arriving at Charleston, they took a hasty look about tho city, and seeing tho "big bUij tt away off In tho bayou," thoy thought they would "sea-Bosh." They somehow ovaded the pickets?If thoy ltavo any outside tho city limits? stole the boat thoy had somewhere ton miles up tho shore, titnl put to sea. The poor devils must have rowo<l all night in the frail hark they worn hi when picked up about ton o'cloek In tho morning. I could not holp but pity tho helpless creatures aa they came over the side of the ship, tholr eyes sticking out of their heads in utter astonishment at tlio new sights presented tn thorn. A wa<f of an officer MMSttSMd them as to wdinso hoys they wore, how they cunie to run off and various other in tori og? tones, to all of tvhieh the little lugger, who I judged was about eighteen years old, and apjMiucd to ho spokesman, re plod, while tho uhlor, a tlno looking fellow, worth at loitst twelve hundred dollars, about twenty two yeans old, shod in tho background and occasionally prompted. Their clothing?what little they had on?wa? fluttering in shreds, worse than tho bunting on Kort Sumter will ho if our Hoot ever gel after it. Not a sign of u hat or shoo did they tiave. their matted, curly hair Waring evidence that such a thing as a comb never was heard of whore they camo from. When usked tho question if any of the hands on their plantation hud gone off, thoy replied:?"'Yes, masss, heap of nlggiwp gone wid soldier man to shovel de sand and tote do big guns." Tn reply to tlie question if Ihoie were many troops in Oharhstou, they said:?"All in Sutnlor, winch cey tlx up stick, and have mighty sight of big guns and iron halls." They didn't ttcem to know the prlco <vf tobm-eo, rum, or anything olso in Charleston lait. hotter, which li mighty scarce?six bits a pound." As to how they were treated, they said they bad " Rood, maasa. Poor fodder allien I.inkutn nunc to do country?noting but crock corn." They could not give?or would not?any reason how th'-y cjuuo to leave, i nly "limes wus heap harder titan used to was, arid while folks all go off to shoot nabullshnm, diet want ut steal nigger, so nigger uiao to get to big bouts." Tbof gradually, na Ibe e-Uiversni u proceeded moro In a Joking manner on tlm part of ' > oflk-cr, becnniu less lid getty, and showed their ivnri nspicuonsly us the laugh osine in. When told they \vi> I have to ho sent hark ash ire titers wax a visible lull !bo thermometer of their aoiiulooiuicca; they scouted to understand that, unit said ' Mass,i shoot 'em dead?nigger go hoc.lt?dog want to aiay wld bluo shirt Ixwlman." It was evident that they hail a dim a|ipreclat ion of the beihousness of tlio erimo lit running away from home, and were willing to try the experiment of a change, even with strangers. There was one little incident I noticed with a thrill of pluusure. These poor benighted creaturea iu all their iguoraum ueotnod still to retain a lingering remembrance of the old flag, for I observed the littlo darkey as he occualonally ml-I Ilia e\o to tb? Mars and Stripes, Deal ing from the vessels of the Hoot, pull hi* chum's ragged old shirt with a whisper, " doms um." It almwed that they hud seen it before in fortner years, lucre toe ntr at trul craiirn that now (touts from lite noles in ?l.o South wua thought of. It tro" nn Incident, flint made th? old ling dearer to mo 1) an ever?tliul even tlie uneducated, t!i? chattel of the Hiinny ' 'outh, horn beneath its [olds, know, ae if hy inatini t, that beneath its shadows tho oppressed and down trodden, of whatever color or ahado, ever found a protection. It was good for one's soul to think of. and I tell you, wanned up every patriotic devotion, If I needed any, and I only felt more and inoro sanguine that our cause was (net, and must succeed. The contrabands were Kent on board our ship to the flag oRVer, and of course attracted the attention of the whole ship's company. They came on board; tlie lltt'e darkic came over tho side, with a sea biscuit in his mouth, his hands being oceupic d in handlrtig tlie roTes. I noticed he hung on to his bread, while the older of the two, with one of his trowscrfl legs split from Iho waist down to his heels?which latter appendages, by-tlie-by, were of the wide cxpuiision style?had most of his timo occuplod iu h s endeavors to hide his nakedness. After remaining on board a short time, thoy were again trars "erred to tho Khoih: fsland, where they wore immediately put into tho I eoal hole to assist In br<aking cral. 'this is the true course to pursne in regard to tho contraband articles. If our Southern brethren can take our mints, custom houses, ships, fcr., and uppn |iriato tliem for their own holiisli pur|K>ses,i see no lesson why wo should not use their tools to counteract it. Tho l'.hode Island will keep a strict account of the services rendored by them, and a debut una credit account opened, lo bo settled when we conquer a peace. There Is great cause of ?. isp,aint in regard to the postal facilities < ffcrcd to our fleet. Government lias cgl tablishcd u lnafl b- twecn fOftRM Moure and tho United ST.aU*, Ui which jiomt letters intended for nny of tho vou?ds engaged in tho bbs-kivling service aro sunt, and letter I bags made up and sent by transport and supply ships. We get letter* occasionally; but about eight out of ten I written by our fri<tids novor reach us. What becomes of | tliem is a question. A corresjHiEdcut writes me he has ; written a letter every week, of which 1 have "niy reo?tved one, and thst by tho last letter bag, and tlio last oai wriuoa. Hundreds <tf ufllaersaiid men f bear making Uu> Hotno ooriplatnt. There is evidently a screw loose wither at Kortress liaaro* or soma of the distributing Mttocs. As for Irttors sent to tho ISrcntclyn I.ycoam for slaps in ssrvtoo, they might as well lie consigned lo the Ungues, for ibey seMim r'acdi their destination, oc if thoy do, ore so old thai tficy nra out of dsns entirety. It Is "a usupiwte humbug the wag Uio msti arrangements at tho latter institution aro carried no. Govwntw hi sIsmiU, however, make some investigation into ths brirra Moorow route. It is a shame and disgrace to the administration. umntn sta-its snu* fvinaiw roasokb, > Cry CuaAixtaos, August 8,1K81. / as. 11. ,v.?^a r?rr.iu>it u'hnt n, trrvi tVM SSnulA he. thmt?Art Important Point thaStomUl bt Occ?yied}<tc. 1 900 bg a communicat ion in the nnui.n of the 31st ult., from Kail river, that the writer speaks of the roreptha> of a lMtar from North Caroilnn. in which It stated that tho ports of Wilmington, Beaufort, Washington, Ac. i on the 1***1, itovo no actual blockade. Ah wo have made two cruises in the vicinity of thcso places, I can spea^ underetandtngly oftho subject. The writer also states U*i mi Iliglisii brig Is now loaded in tho port of Wilming" ton and will leave tho flrst fair wind. Now, wo ran into the harbor of Capo Fear rivor, whoro Fort Caswell Is looa' t?d, the entrahce to the jmrt of Wilmington, about throe woeta ago, and eluce tlvat time have passeo outside the const twioo. While, with tho present available force of the navy, It is impossible to station aman-ofwar. or even gunboat, at every one of tho littlo outand inlots along th0 ?*at. nevertheless at all tho Jtrgo and important ports there is ono or two vessels strictly guarding the blockade. Then, again, transport vessels in the employ of our government are passing and repassing nearly every day, and somo times oftcnor. Thero is no doubt that thero arc several small steamers and also soma sailing vessels ft I ted out as privateers that aronow cruising in and out at Beaufort, Wilmington, Newbern and Hattcras Inlet. They are of light drought of water, swift sailers ami never venture far out to sea. They wateh thetr cbancos, anil hovo thus far been qulto fortunate In escaping tho vigilance of our fleet. No doubt some prizes have been taken of late, as wo have known others to be?a sort of a petit larceny aflHiir; still >t is very annoying, and will soon lie remedied. With the naval force now in the hands of the department, I am satisfied all is being done that can bo to prevent these depredations being made. O tnmodoro Pendergrast la active and t tgllunt along the shore, and ft ta only to bo regretted that he has not Irottcr faoilttba atltirded him. What we wiuit is at IctuU twenty gunboats Ira mod lately? such us the Flag, Union and that ebiss, or l<o< tor "uos, along the coast. They could all be profitably employed. The largo vrweefc ? like our ship, the Walmsh, Vandalta, Jamrwtr.wTi, Ac.?nam on duly b"r* or between Key West and Fortress Monroe, rouM be stationed along at the more important Boiut?ana occaalbually move as. WejUB'SbWdcuB tt ad NEW YORK HERALD, TTJ vlsable. With such an arrangement It would be an im possibility for a craft of any magnitude to run tho blockade. Even as operations are at present condnotcd I have Tory littlo fears of any English brig of any magnitude, or in fact any other, undertaking to get out of a port with a lead of cotton. In the desiwratonew) of tboir condition, I have 110 doubt tbe Confederate rebels would run any risk to get a small schooner, with arms and munitions of war, into their dominions, and practice the most cute specimens of smuggling. Even with the tleet we have now here?the Koanoako. Vandal la and omihuat Sorniliolc?at prevent, I am satisfied email coasting vessels could, of a dark night, anil 1 am not euro but even in the any time, cmnii out of Cliarlcvton harbor, but 1 do not think thoy could trot fur at sea. Confederate l'olut, which ttae writer spenlcv of,t* doubtless Hal terns Inlet, where we were tired upon alxiul throe weeks ago, an account of which I sent you at the time. Since then some of our gunboats have boon quite near tlie shore, hut were uot troubled. It Is, howevor, as being an Important entrance to I'amlico und Albetrmrio Sounds, a point of much interest, anil I am only surprised that our government does not |ioy more attentlou to it. From there vesse's can run direct to Norfolk, via the Dismal Swamps; and if I bad my say I would occupy the Point Willi t'uion troops if possible, and keep a veswtl-ofw ar thoro to protect tbom or cariy them off if necessary, 'the Point is on a barren strip of wand bench, many nii'es from tlie main land, that forms the ontsnle of tlio .Sound, and with agood sand battery, with long range riflod guns, would be ns Impregnable as Fortress Monroe from an at tuck either by lund'or water from tlio Confederate troops, and by holding it would give our rebel friends a mighty sight of uneasiness. This Is my programme. Ci?rtw> hrxtsw Stcam Fiucum Roxxoke, 1 upr t tiAKMarrruv, AtigiJPi i*, lovi. j A Flog of Truce. Sent Out Firm Charleston to Our Fled?The British Cmisul Visits Commodore Pend'Tprast?Speculations as to tlie Visit?A Storm off the Coast?Capture of a Uriel Vessel and Crew?A Good Haul, <fc. This; afternoon wo. have had a change from the monotonous routine of the post two weeks. About tliroo o'clock | a small steamer was soon coming towards us from Charleston, with a Hag of truce flying from ln r must head. As she ticared us tho English ensign could bo mado out at lier flagstaff on tho bow. Our third cutter was manned, and, with Flag Lieutenant Todd, went out to meet her. Tho I steamor eumo within the reach of our guns, and appeared j like a neat, trim little craft. Her name was Cetile, and was formerly engaged In trade between tills port and Savannuli, lu shore. Sbe is bo doubt the steamer that ran In done to land one morning early last week, and went nto Charleston. The Cecllo had on board the British Consul, Mr. Robert Bunch, and some other gentleman, supposed to be th0 Vice Consul, H. P. Walker, the former of whom was politely requested by Lieutenant Todd to accompany him to the flag officer, but the latter as respectfully refused the honor. The Consul, in full dress, with an immense quantity of silver laco on his coot, a military rhapcau, sword and an tiinignia of honor on his breast, came on board, amid all tiro honors usually shown visiters of Ins distinction,and had an interview with Commodore Pendsrgrasi ol about tliirty minutes' duration. He is agentlruian ol' line {tereonal ap(>earance, with a graceful, cheerful manner Hi his movements and conversation, and conducted himself us if ho felt potfelly at ease and at he mo on hoard our ship, llis quirk, he># eye glanced hurriedly at our decks as he {Hissed up and (loa n the ladcler, and remarked "we had a flno vessel." What the purport of his v.sit was is nut known, but it is nurjcctnred it had reference to some EMglish ship being allowed to depart from the port of Charleston. He loft on hoard a {laclcago of despatches, but for whom destined I was unable to learn. His visit was of short duration. In tlio meantime the Cecile lay off a short distance front c.s, and as soon as her .Majesty's reprcsmi tutive wan again transterrcd to her, and she) a 1 got out of reach ot our gnus, the saucy Mcosners hauled down the Hag of truce and run rip in its placu the rebol Onfedoruto rag. It won a ploco of itnpudouco thut would haVo done for a cool climate, but in (his hot country, whero there Is nioro brass than ice, it was a little too much for our liiuojackets. Such u universal expression of indignation I have seldom heard, and could the crew here have Uieir way, that Uag would have come down if there had been any virtue !u ten iuch'pivot guns. Thoro was quite a jsirty of Southerners on hoard the roc,lie watching the movements of affairs?doubtless somo (f tfio press gang from the slow coach establishments of the Mercury and othor [tapers among thoin?hut they kept thcmsolvus, to their credit, within the cabins. The crew consisted mainly iff negroes, largo, burly, two listed fct.iows, that ono of tho boats crew rental ked to me "looked na if they had been fed on fat hoof;" "but Uio big devils," continued he; "why, three of the lazy lubbers could not hold on to a ro[>e that one of our lads had a hand to." As the decile laft us we could notice with our glacsus the crowd oo board of lior,"as distance lent enchainment to the view," assemble en the guards of the upper deck. Through the courtesy of tho Consul two Charleston pai>cr8 were sect red on board, a glimpse of uue?the Mercury?I caught IV* a few no menu. It was refreshing, I assure you, after it ilearth of news for two weeks, The most impornuit jtiece of Information I observed was a suggestion in a communicaUou, to which the Mercury referred in au editorial, of tno use of torpedoes and sub marine infernal machines along the coast to blow up our slii|>s and gun boats, l'lcagant to think of, this. Also a circular signed by Hie most Important commercial and business men, recommending to planters thai thoy keep their cro(> ut heme anil uot send it to market. There was a rumor also putdtshed that two English iron or steel-clad steamers hud been purchased, ami would soon be off tho coast. One,from reading the i-heet, would naturally suppose, since tha Manassas affair and the visit of I'rinco Napoleon to Kichmond, that tho Southern confederacy, if not already acknowledged by the English und French, would he in the course of a few days. What the object of the visit of her Majesty's reprosen lauvo whs, i*, us i n More saiu. uukuowu; uiii litem are an klinlH of conjectures, from tho wardroom to tho forecastle,and about as much probability in ono bojng correct us tho other, of ono thing I am satisfied?It was for no good purpose to our cause, Tor It Is well known that both til - Consul at Norfolk niul at Charleston warmly sympathize w llh the Southern confederacy. It iuay have been to Hud some fault with tho tueflicicncy of tho blockade, as Admiral Milne has done at Nctv Orleans and further down the count; but even with all its inetllcioticy, the fngdsli war steamers Racer and (Radiator, both of wbieh have been hovering along (he shorn Is-ro for sumo time, have found it impossible to gum admission either at NorhJk, rharleston or savannah. I'ho tlrsl named place tho (liadiator begged permission of Commodore Stringbam to visit, but was firmly refused, and the other two they have watched with eager eyes to clip into. If the 1-1 tekatle is not cIT'cotiia] enoc.'h to keep out^Yankoo enterprise hi the way of small craft, II at all events prevents Mr. Hull's war vessels from displaying their colors to the rebel Southerners. Auoftrr IT, 1801. Tlie excitement of the visit of the little steamer had scarcely died away on tho afternoon abovo spoken of when, in company with the Seminole, we up anchor and steamed atvay until eight o'clock at night, wh"u wo again oauio to anchor on the 1'mbing Ranks, about tw'elvn miles from whore we had been lying. Some attributed tho sudden movement to the visit of tho Consul; but before midnight a furiisis storm of wiud anil rain set in that made our old ship rock terribly, which was a sufficient ex plana lien for our suddeu departure. Hero wo lay rolling and to seme to tho sea the Seminole a short distance front lis. mi til morning, when, much to our gratification, wo discovered tho Harriot lane had gabled us .luring tho night. She brought us a large mail hag, with dates to the 10th. And hnro to* mo say, among lxith officer* and crew, uf oil tho now8{>a{iorH received, uoue ia hiutcod for with inoio Interestthan tho Kkri ad. They writo their friends, "Lock to tho Hkkat.o for a record of otir whorrwbouts, for there you wiU dud It quicker than you go* It from us," ami "all <.thcr naval atlinrs, particularly what is going on in tho blockading squadron. Coald u Hroadway newsboy, with an amplo supply of Hbiauw drop <9\ board ho would reap a rloii harvest. Prfty cents is" no price to offor for one. No newspaper In New York, or In llio world, pi biiwlu'# a moro uutlionHo Mxtovjr o( our naval nihil is. Tho lane, alter rcmn.ii>tng with ns for A few bonis, left for Savannah, when she Koea to tlx. St. Iiiwrenro to got soma fitnesses to be unod in the rase of the privateer pirates captured from tlxt IVebio, who are now on trial at Hilladciplita. I as I night, iilxiiil live o'clock, a rail was ruportcdjilio.Kl oh the storm, whloli conljuiied with con?ldonib!e ftiry, would oo? aatowilly clMtr up, thestriHigesail would he seen. hii?ii"diaudy we h.xsted anchor, aa did also thoSeminole, aixl about eight u'ckxk a boat fntn tbo latler vessel bearded our isdie. sfu- proved to bo a ibminutivo HUle affair, called ftae Albion, leaded with an assorted cargp of wigar, rum, mnlasHes, *. gars, hanauas, limes, Ac..from ( ardeiia*, (Xihn, bound ha' the Southern pea ts, When Urxl taken, out ol her crew of flvo men nothing could bo learned, lb r pajxTS woro not to bo found; but the next "morning a small llshing line was found trailing astern, and attached to it was a tin box, containing tho ship's Inters. She was cleared for Wilmington, 1*. C., but tlie old ca|4ain, tvho ? an old coast pilot, whom our pilot says ho knows as such, says ho did not care what port ho entered as long as he got in. Tho cargo ia valued at $11,000, and she, with nor crew, will be sent Nwrtli this day with tho gunboat Seminolo. l"onr of tho teW look liko young, sin.:rt. active men. Ouo of them says ho is fr. m Maine, and snipix sod they wore bound for wmio port in tho ftritiali Northern possessions. Tlie men will l.o detained as w itnesses against the old cajgain, w ho, ait hough a Northern man by birth, has long been a resident of North Carolina. Tho old sklp)x>r bears tho appearance of it cool headed, y.vtnl old fellow, about fifty years id" age. How the little craft has thus Cur escaia'd being caught II a wonder. Sho was moving off just towards tho dusk of evening, down along the shore, in ail

prol ability to rnn Into Charleston through Mullet's channel. llud we led been lying in tho position wo were, douhtiess the little craft would havo run In and the 1 lull lenii'iluiliS uvi'll U1AUI mi 1IIK on WIC uencacies KM'1 ' nil tuins. Ab it u our Norihornfriends will monopolize th"m, 'lho Seminole in io take her to Hampton Roads, and leave, her, when, aft?>r coaling, the former will return heie. She take* a Ictior bag with her, one of the biggest mails I ever saw go elf a single ship. This will bo gratifying n? ws to til.' friends of those having fi lends on board, who will be looking for some intelligence from'us. MORE TROOPS PROM CONNECTICUT. The following proclamation has been issued hy-tlie Cover nor:? A PROCLAMATION. For the purpose of susiAinlhg the supremacy of the foderal government, and suppressing tiro rebellion n. w raging against its authority, 1, William A. Buckingham, Governor of the State of Connecticut, hereby call upon the loyal and patriotic citizens of this Mate to organize i i companies for four regiments of Inhurtiy, and olior their services for three years or during the war. The several ootnpmiica will report to the Adjutant lionoral, and wlten accept ad Will far ruqtitred to rouduzvous with the rcg I morris t? whkh they fdutll lieattaclssl by thcCommnnder iti-Qilef, Two regiments will rendezvous at New Have: and two at Hartford. Given tinder my ltarrd and seal of tho .State, at Hartford, this the lfith day of August, 1W51. WM. A lll'CKINGHAM. Py his Excnilon' - s command. ,1. H. Trumbull, Secrotarv of Stat' rESDAT, AUGUST 27, 1861, FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL. Monday, August 2C?C P. M. I . _ , bank statement compares as follows 1 with tb&t of last Monday:? IF??fc cutting. Loan*. Si*.r\* C'rcuMinn UeytoriU. > jiuguwi ii.9iug,ii t,?v,7&i,wu g,nzi,izo Di.iHo.w August24. M,663,939 47,117,461 6,46U,H14 118,460,307 Increase.. 28,846,604 ? ? 20,400,690 Decrease., ? 2,614,609 81,712 ? As wob expected the above statement reflects the recent governme nt negotiation. On the 19th of August the New York city bunks credited tho government with $35,000,000, and entered in their loans $35,000,000 of 7 3-10 per cent Treasury notes, which are to be delivered before tho 10th of Sep. tcmber. On account of the loan the banks paid over in gold to the Sub-Treasurer $3,600,000 on that day and the day following. It is these important operations which hare caused the changes we see in the above statement. It will be noticed that the full extent of the loan and of the deposit ia not reflected above. The operation only counted five instead of six times in the averages, and the running out of mercantile paper, which continues on an extensive scale, may have caused a decline of a million or two in the discounts and the deposit)!. In like manner the sum actually jiuiu uhu me nuD'iieattury m goiu wua fj,owi,vwn whereas the fulling off in specie is only $2,614,509; but before the payment was made the average was a rising one, and since then coin has been received by the banks from California, the Mint and the Sub-Treasury. To the banks this increase of their loans to the unprecedented figure of $137,663,938 is an unexpected good fortune. It will enablo them to pay handsome dividends this year, and will save them from many losses which they would have made on their present assets had the government failed to obtain money to carry on the war. Nor is there any doubt but the peopio will come in liberally to relieve the banks of the new Treasury notes. Though, with the proverbial tardiness of govern mem operations, uie new Treasury notes may not be ready for a fortnight yet, people are daily thronging the office of the Sub-Treasury to lend their money to government. Many depositors in savings banks aro withdrawing their means, in or1 der to invest them in theso new notes, which will give their holders 13-10 and 1 3-10 per cent more per annum than savings banks allow; and, in some quar* ters, we hear that tho savings banks themselves aro offering their depositors seven per cent per an num to leave their funds where they arc. It is evident that the people need no argument to teach them the policy of buying Treasury notes at the present crisis; in spite of the treasonable attempts of tho Journal of Commerce and the Daily News to break down the public credit, the pubjio at large are perfectly satisfied that nothing in the country is safer than the government's promise to pay, and tluvt no investment now in tho market oilers to buyers a fair prospect of anytliing like an income of 7 3-10 per cent per annum. Tho money market continues quiet: brokers are borrowing on call at 1 a 5 per cent, and the best paper goes at 5. There is quite an active inquiry in tho street for two year Treasury notes; for i he small nqtes 96 was paid this morning. The 7 3-10 nnton ova nftt wnf in f*n<1 A. <4 tllPTft Will i be no profit in dealing in them, the brokers will not see much of them. Foreign exchange is quiet. Cankers ask 107% a % for their sterling, and sell occasional bills at 107%; mercantile names range from 10C% a 107%, according to quality. Francs ore sold by the bankers at 5.27% a 5.32%; commercial bills ore offered at 5.25 und below. Stocks arc very dull: but tho market this morning was firm. The business in two year Treasury notes was active, and tlic price % better. The coupon sixes of 1881 also improved %. State stocks were irregular; Tennessees improved %; but North Carolinas declined 1 per cent below the last printed quotation on Saturday, and Missouri* %. The only railroad stoeks which wore active this morning were New York Central, which rose %, and Hock Island, which rose % percent. The latter is improving on an increase in the receipts. The other shares were extremely dull and irregular in price. Toledo advanced %, Erie and Hudson declined as much; the Michigan shares were steady, and so was Pacific Mail. After the board a rumor reached the street that General flanks was falling back on Baltimore, which checked business and caused the market to give way a trifle. At tho seeond board everything was lower, and the ad' vance of the morning was lost. There was a marked disinclination to buy stocks on seller's option: no one was willing, for instance, to buy Central at 72%, seller sixty. At the close the market was heavy, the following being tho last quotations:?Tennessee fi's, 43% a Missouri 6 s, 42 a %; 1'aciltc Mall .steamship Company, 72% a %: New York Central Railroad, 73% a %; Erie, 24% a Hudson River, 32% a 33; llarlem, 10% a %; do. preferred, 24% a 25; Reading, 35% a %; Michigan Central, 42 a %; Michigan Southern and Northern Indiana, 13 a 14; do. guaranteed, 20 a %; Tanama, 105 a %. Illinois Central 64% a %; tlalena and Chicago, 65 a %; Cleveland and Toledo, 29 a %; Chicago and Rook Island, 40% a 41; Chicago, Burlington and Quincy, 00 a %. The following was the business of the Sub-Trea. Bury to-duy:? Receipts ...$290,724 7? ?4'or cr.stoms 7 .C00 00 ?Treusnry notes 128,000 00 Payments 910,170 74 lialancc 6,323,865 90 None of the demand Treasury notes have yet made their appearance in Wall street. The Bank Note Company are, however, striking them off rapidly; they send to-day to Washington $400,000? fves, tons and twenties?making $1,100,000 ia less than a week. The Boston Doily Advertiser of Saturday thus notiocs money and business affairs in that city:? Tito business prospects are slowly Improving, and many favorable Indications are presented favoring 1 ho future. ltto Imports of tho country continue on a very limited smle. Spec In will oontinoo to bo rcrnived for our exports, which continue largo. Tho abi.trlaot sapply of capital wlH bo freely circulated in procuring supplies for tlie army and navy, and many who liavo been thrown out of employment in their regular business are being profitably exercised in furnishing material for the various uses of government. Tho money market presents few items of interest. Tho demand for capital lias been slightly increased in conse quence of tho government loan, and much of tho idle capital has boon culled into use. Th? rates for llrsl class l?por remain as previously reported, giving the borrower tho advantage. The want of confldenso prevents an easy sujiply to a certain class of borroweis, who continue to l>ny high rates. In relation to the copper trade the Boston Poo1 remarks:? Ingot copper ts decidedly bettor. The Minnesota G>mpany has boon offered 18 cents for their whole supply, but as we learn has withdrawn it from the market for the present.. In less tliau ninety days navigation will bo closed, and tho supply of American copper will cease until Juno, 1862. At anything like present prices copper cannot ho profitably imported. Kvob with the bud times, therefore, there m a fair clinnro that runner will no to 20 cents fit least. The Boston prlco to day is 18>? cents. 11m metal Is becoming more active abroad. At 20 cents lor copper, the Minnesota, Cliff, Quincy, Pewablc, National nnrl Franklin mines can earn handsome dividends beyond any question to those who hare tlwroughly examined the 8til)ject. The Newark Daily, in an article upon the banking interest of thnt city, remarks:? They are, in connection with tho olhor banks of thp country, doing ihcir share in furnishing means to aid th'' government. Simultaneous with tho call of the President for troops, the moneyed institutions of this city patriotically came forward and placed at the disposal of tho Governor of this Slate a largo sum for tho mainbvianoo and ' quipmont of troops, thereby relieving the KxocuUvolrmn pecuniary embarrassment. The legislature subsequently i m homing a loan, tlic money advanced by the banks < f this rity was made a formal loan,scouted by State bonds, li Is also probable that they will take a fair proportlifti ol tho new Treasury notes of the genonU government. At St. Louis, on tho 22d inst., business was qnirt and dull. Exchange was held at 8 per cent pr mi urn for Missouri funds, and gold was scarce at 9. At Chicago, on tho same day, thcro was leas demand for currency, while gold was in good 1 ? . wrequest at % a V% per cent premium. Exchange was in more inquiry ?uul the market was a shude lirmer, with soles at the various banks and bankers' offices at % a */t per ceif* premium, and on the street at par. At Milwaukeo tjie current rates were nominally as heretofore quoteu, hut the banks evinced less willingness to purchase, except at a < wider margin than 1 per cent. Outside rates j varied from 4% a 4% per cent premium; current bank rate 5 per cent. a The Chicago Tribune furnishes the following in- , formation relative to the Chicago, Alton und St. Louis Railroad:? The new management of this road is offbetlvely overhaultun its track and rolling stock, and within a few weeks, or j months at tho most, it will he in as good condition as any railway in the West. Indeed, it may ahoady be said to < l>o in capital order. Many a d bridges have been replaced t by But*tantlal stone structures; tressel works are being t filled up; the road bed is lieing ballasted with good gravel, and every department s> oins to bo receiving projter at- i tentlon. Hunutng as It does between tho two great cities i of tho West, and through a section of country that for beauty and fertility lias no superior, it is destined ere muny years to bo ouo of tho very best paying roads in the ' Union. The Cleveland and Toledo Railroad earned the third week of August:? I860. 1801. From passengers $8,960 0.150 1 fc'r, jlii fri.ii.Kl S 7SO fl 179 Total $14,739 15.329 lixTiiipe $5l?0 The earnings of the Galena and Chicago liailroad the third week of August were:? 1861 $35,792 1860 48,687 Decrease $7,795 Stock Exchange. Musimv, August 20,1801. $12000 ITS 0's, ?81 ,reg 87% 7 sbs Am Excb link 79 15000 do 87% 39shoeiiI,eallu)rIink 80 2000 US 6's, 'Sl.cou 88 25 link of Commerce 77 2'8)0 US 6's, '08,cou 88 60 Pacific Mail SS Co 72% 3(HK)Treius0pc2yr 97% 35 do 72 % 25000 do 97% 100 Erin RR 24% 118)0 III Canal hs,'60 80 60 Hudson River RR 33 10000 Tenn 6's, '90.. 43% 285 NY Centra) RR.. 74 44000 do 43% 100 do s3 74 2(8)0 Virginia 6's... 52 750 do Stw 74 1900 do s7 62 50 do b4 74 30(8) do sio 62 300 do c 74% 10000 N Carolina 0's 65 10 Harlem RR 10% MM do 54% 60 do 1()% 6000 Mo 6's s10 42 15 Mich Cenlrul RR. 42,% lOCOO 42 6 Panama RR 100 6000 do s3 42% 50 CI, Col & cm HU.. 95 lOOOMd'R.itollfcSJR 45% 60 Gal h Chic RU... 05% 500 California 7*8.. 70 75 do 65 % 2l>00 do 75J< 100 do 66?^ 2000 NY Central 8's 92,^ 300 Clove A: Tol RK.. 29 600 NY Central 7'B 100 50 Ch At Rk I RR.s30 41 MOOHYCaaba, *78 101 150 do 41,'i 1000 Harlem 1 in bs 06 300 do 41)? 6000 C, R .V Q R|>e bs 02>? 50 do hIO 41 }? 1000 111 Ceil RK bs.. 00 50 Ch, B'u & (Jy Kit. 60>i SECOND BOARD. 13000 use's,'81,con 88 60 nh? 111 ConRR sc. 64>1 6000 U S 0's, 'Sl.reg 87?? 50 Gal At (liic UK.... 65'? 5000 US 5's,'74,cou T8>? 100 do 65>4 900 Trens 8)>c two y 97100 N Y Cen RR..s30 73>? 3000 Louiltkuia 6'B.. 63 100 do 74 6000TOD11 6 s, '90... 43& 250 do 733? 25000 do 43 ^ 200 do 7?K 10000 Missouri 6's... 42 160 Krio RR 030 24 !4' 5000 do s5 42 10 Hudson River RK 824a 1000 Ooorgia 6's.... 05 50 Cleve.At Toledo ICR 29 v4' 8000 Virginia 6's.. .. 62 100 do 2iH,' 2000 C.ltiylUtSpcbd 92 >? 100 do 29 6 tdisllkof America 95 150 Chic At Rk 1st RR. 41 25 Pcnn Coal Co 75 25 do 40)? 50 III Ceu RK 6C. .rIO 641,' Ktw York City Banks, August 24 186I. Hank.*. Lr-ans. Spei-uCircul'n. American $5,743,848 5,158,108 131,838 8,44* 07.) Am. Kxchnngo.. 8,624,695 2,403.317 180 325 6,801,528 Atlantic 703,875 68,092 97,860 401,566 Rutch At Drovers' 1,897,692 461,064 294 355 1,557,068 Broadway 3,058,428 907,495 322,306 2,997,139 Ranking Assn... 906,823 184,162 T7.388 746,380 Bull's Head 384 028 83.238 115,136 357.720 City 2A:'".444 1,407,579 ? 2,570,715 Chemical 1,9 5 09 3,103,322 414.831 4,611,999 Commerce 18,60.-.,817 3,392.080 1,97511.079,638 Chatham 796.735 224.781 94,285 618,624 Clliteiis' 888,061 184,654 140,728 769,289 Coru fe'xchango.. 2,152,921 271.176 139,517 1.397.229 Continental 3,872,010 753.207 204.430 2,076,885 Oomujoirnoalth.. 1,178.639 202.433 264,109 899,499 Dry Dock 350,378 71,390 118,584 151,687 Knot River 409 579 67.924 95,401 306,730 Villi on 1.335,400 1,117,498 191,326 1,848,697 (il-eenwich 643,425 393.459 164,094 617,878 Grocers' 607.112 117.501 61.791 457.915 Hanover 1,681.178 248,783 79,517 1.073,385 Irving 899,017 154,075 116,026 722,132 Imp. A- Traders*. 2.713,614 619,547 188,592 1,915,964 leather Man.... 1.683.036 597,703 260.255 1.193,054 Manhattan 5,357,041 2.110.44T 2?2.9o6 6,047,000 Merchants' 5,449.248 1,952,912 173 660 4,342,032 Mechanics' 4,223,934 1,361,338 26s ,747 3,610,608 Merchants'Kxch 2,092,090 519,8)56 102(619 1,408 253 Mech At Tra 1,029,498 440,052 158,(910 1,194,224 Mercantile 2.497,247 783.329 24.538 2.166,453 Metropolitan 7.901.051 2.634.326 263 334 6.717.011 Market 1,605.175 420,712 176,486 1,286,644 Marine 088 863 206,276 140 746 586,488 Man. k Merch... 060,218 140.804 180.620 625,439 N. Y. Kxchango. 802,042 23 6.19 73,000 282,439 N. Y. County... 22.8,374 176.206 64,020 300,307 North Hirer'.... 0Hrt..',89 113.779 72 003 544,038 New York 5,560.251 1.600 519 S04.050 4.625,078 National 2,360.046 098,610 117.8 4 1,898.603 North America.. 2,281.704 321.748 86 :?o 1.054,146 Nassau 1.744.106 811.432 146,281 1.576.0-25 ticcan 2,040,320 411.300 70.147 1.426,302 Oriental 604.357 148.834 103.126 626,422 Hark 6,102 597 2.315,588 205,882 6,668,920 I'htMilx 3.726.120 2,195,717 121.016 4,251,284 Pacific 1.130.577 312,296 148,935 1,040.624 Ftoplea' 771,158 152,730 87.477 M4.790 Republic 3,763,ICS 857.487 198,293 2.690,662 St. Nicholas.... 1,368 368 164.440 79,811 876.862 Shoo & Leather. 2,944,6" t 324,587 213,034 1,873,332 Seventh Ward... 1.182 7 522,580 183.238 979.031 Slalc 3,816,626 1,473.562 283 K00 3,040,693 Tradesmen's ... 2.1O1.011 201.001 205.481 1,196.025 Virion 2.708.170 1,227,013 181,474 3,0-0,400 Total $137,663.958 47,119,4818,489,714118,466,307 CITY COMMERCIAL REPORT. MoxdaT , August 26?6 P. M. Asnra?-The market was quiet, with small sales at $6 25 for pots, and $5 37,'i for pearls. BhSAl>9TiW8.?k'lour.?\lio market for Western and Stuto brands closed heavy. Tho scarcity of freight room and the firmness In r' * tended to check transactions. lYiccs closed in favor of poreturners, flir small descriptions. The sales embraced about 14,000 bbls., closing within the following raugo of quotations:? Supcrtiuo State $4 30 a 4 40 Icxtrn State, good to choice 4 50 a 4 90 8upcr(lno Western 4 20 a 4 40 Common to cnoicc western extra 4011 u o-jn Kxtra Canada 4 AO a 7 AO Mixed to straight Southern 0 05 a 5 70 Straight to good extra do 6 SO a 8 00 tin.ici) extra family and tickers' brands... 8 00 a 9 00 ltyeflour - 2 30 a 3 50 Corn meal.Jersey ami Itrandywtno 2 70 a 3 20 Canadian flour was inactive, and leva buoyant: the sales embraced about 400 bbls. at $4 50 a $7 50 for extra. Southern fl<Hir was hiarUvo 1 nil hoary: Uie sales ombraeed 600 a 700 bbls., closing within the range uf the above quotations, live tiour was Arm at our figures, with sales of 250 Ubls. Corn meal wt3 steady at onr quotations, with limited sales. Wheat was frucly < ftS*re<l, and with Inoreasod Qriufless in freights llw> market was heavy and lowor at the cingn. The sales footed up alwint 150,000 husluds, including red Western at. fl 18 a $1 22. whltu Canada at $1 36, white Western at $1 28, new red Ohio at $1 20, Milwaukee dub at SI a SI 10, and Chicago spring at OOo. a $1, $1 22 for white California, |l 35 a $4 40 fur whit- Kentucky, $1 23 a $1 33 for white Western and SI 14 a $1 12 tor amber Uri-e* Bay. Corn was less buoyant, and closed at easier rates, with sales of 195,000 bushels part for shipment eastward and for export. The market rinsed at 43c. a 44c. for heatad, 45c. n 47J?c. for Kngtern mixed, ami 47c. a 4?r. for Western mixed for shipment Wests'rn yellow was nominal at 60c. a 61o. livo was quiet and sternly at 65e. 66u. Oats were stcaify and In fair demand, at 32r.. a 33o. for Western an<l State, and at 25-. a 28e. fhr Canadian. Coma.?The market was quiet but steady. Sales of 560 bags Rio at | Covrox The market continued quite firm, with sates | 1,000 bales, closing on the basis of 18>?o. a 18*?c. Fhxkihts.?Grain shipments wore active; to Liverpool, about 100,000 bushels of corn weru engaged in bulk at ?J?<1. a lOd., Including sonvo lots of wheat in ship's bags I at 10>id.; flour was at 2s. 6d., and lard at 27?. 0d. I Rales to I?ndoB wero Arm, at lid. for wheat, to lad. asked, and at 3s. for flour. A vessel for Gloucester engaged 12 000 bushels of whoal at 12>^d. in bags. A vessel was taken up to load for Cork and a market with wle-at in ship'B bags at 12d. Rates to Havre were Arm, with a fair amount of engagements. liar.?The supply was good, with moderate solos at 4ftr. a 60c. for shipment, and ai 4.V. a 00c. for new, and at 46c. a 75c. cash for old for city use. llors.?Tho market was steaily,with moderate sales for brewing at 18c. a 27c., chiefly at 18c. a 22c.; old wero quiet and nominal. IIkmp.?Pales of 30 tons clean Russia were made at $220, and 20 do. outshot at $210, six months. Iron was quirt. Small sales of Scotch pig wore making at $21 a $22. Ijmh.?Pahs of common wore making at 70c. for Thomoston, and Gloafalls do. was sold at 65c., thrco months. Molassbs.?Tho market was firm while sales wore limited. WAVAI, WORKS.? A SHIP Ol mv vt ppmtfl Hirpnitiuv was mails at $1 00, and It,000 Mils, common roein nt $4 87>?per 310 lbs., delivered. There was a rumor of large speculations, amounting to some 10,000 bbls., but we oould not satisfactorily trans It. Oils.?Orudo whale and sperm wore in fair demand,and prk-ee wore sustained. .Sales wero nuking at $1 20 a $1 2ft for sporm, and 4Jr. lor whale. Unseed was selling moderately at 60e. a 00c. Provisions?Pork.?The market was without change In prices, while the demand vis fair, with sales of 300 bbls. at 13e.. for mess and 10c.. for prime. Iteef was steady, with sab s of 100 bbls. plain mess at 110 87>?, and 260 do., repacked do., flO a fll 2ft, and extra do. at M2 a *13 60. Cut meals were quiet ?pd I I I I lalV? 4'jC. a 6c. for shoulders,and at6>?<" or huil??. lard was Arm, with a moderate deml" < hile the s."?h? embraced 360 bids , at 8'4C. a t utter price for chetce quality. flood to |>r!me Bti mttur was Helling lit 14c. a 16c.; and Ohio do. Sc. a 11 ;iiceno was steady, at ?o, a be. for good to prime eta md Olita at 6o. a 7o. Rick.?The market w ag quiet but Arm, ut #,'4'c a flt^o SiflAiis.?The market was tlrm and active. Tlie sal moruceu aoout a,ouv num., cuieny coon, mostly wilhf he range of ti ?4c. a 7>4c., and 1,'isOO (boxes, ul privaa ernis. WmsKKt writs heavy and lower, with sales of 600 hhlii it 17c., with a small lot at 17>4c., cloning, however, 1 lie inside tlgnre. MISCELLAXEOIN. A880BTMKNT UNKytlAKLKl). Iho large addition made to our stock during M mat week of NKW AND FKlSn looda, enables us to say, without tear of coutrartictloi .hat we have ut the present moment the most complex tud varied assortment ot HOUSE Fl'KNMilNG ARTICUM in our line that can be found iu .New York. Tlte prices i few will bo found below. KFAIJI KfcJUIll iV-AUIIl White French China bluer Plates, the dozen $1 White French China Hreakfiu-1 Flatus, I ho dozen 1 ; White French China Tea l'lulde, lite dozen White Froncli China Soup Tureens, each t ? White French China Covered Dishes, each 1 \\ hile French China high Fruit Baskets, each ? White French China leu Seta, 44 pieces .....8 liotd Hand French Chinu Tou Sels, 44 pieces I 1 Fancy French China Tea Sots, 44 piece# 6t hold Hand French China Dinner Sets, 101 pieces.... 49 Knury French China Dinner Sols 60 ? Cut class Uohlets, the dozen X ' Cut Glass Iiecunters, the pair X Colored Bohemian (ilatw Finger Howls, the dozen.. I ? Ivory Handled Dinner Knives, the dozen 4 Ivory Handled Tea Kulves, the dozen 4 4 SUver Dialed Tea Spoons,the dozen X * Silver Plated Table S|#?ons. the dozen it Silver Plated Table Forks, the dozen 3 Silver Plated Castors, six Cut Bottles 4 Silver Plated Cake Itaskets........................ 4 silver Plated Tea gels. 6 pieces 1* ' Silver plated Tea Kettles 1 Silver plated Coffee Urns 8 |5 Silver plated Ice Pitchors, $4 largest size handsomely engraved, $5 beat quality of Plato $4 reduced to $5 $6 |4 $4. lite following articles in i oi iv aui'c cine i nro of Maddock's best "double thick" goods:? Iron Stone China Dinner Flutes, tlio down I Iron Blow ChlM Boon FUIm, IM daw i Iron Stone China Breakfast plate.-<, Iho dozen... Iron Stone China Tea l'lates, the dozen Iron Stoae China Soup Tureens, each 1 . Iron Stone China Toilet Sets, 11 pieces t An immense choicu in OAS FIXTWIU2S, at about one half tlio usual price. CUT OUT THIS 1JST nnd bring It with you. Orders from the country must enclose tho cash, wi the addition of a giillicicut sum -j pay for packages. 1' funds only taken. W. J. F. DAII.KY & CO., No. 631 Broadway, between Houston and liiecrker streots. BHUSHES OF KVKRY DESCRIPTION AT THE MRUS ' Factory,320 I'earl street, Harper's Ilullding. / articles at tho lowest factory prices. I'uiut Brushes superior ipiality constantly on hand. JOHN K. HOPFH* Doors, sasiiks and bunds?astonishing! cheap, to c ose the concern. Tho subscriber w soil the balance of Ids stock of Doors, Hashes and Blind at less than cost. l,ook at it before you purchuso. N. B. Those who ovor llunk of huildlnir now is the lime. N. 1*. KIMBALL, 78 Bookman stroofc IMPORTANT TO PACKERS OF CHEESE.?THE ST" scriber is a manufacturer anil dealer in Soa Boards and keeps a supply constantly on lianit, ui would respectfully solicit orders for shipment to ai purt of tlio country. For particulars please addre a. H. Wilcox, Twinsburg, Summit county, Ohio. y^ICHTl LIGHT 1 IJGHTI north. socth. COAL O I L C A M I' H E N E Our own production! The nroductiou of robctef CHEAP AND SAKE! DEAR At DANGEROUS Cherish it as a bltsaiug. Throw it to the dugs. I would respectfully call the attention of Dealers Lamps, Storekeeper?, and the Public generally,to my a? < ontrivauco for Burning Coal Oil. All will agree that it "just tlio thing" lor these "dull times." It will git double tho light of curnphene at quarter tbo expense?at no danger, and is far superior to gas, and less than ha Uie cost. It is perfectly safe and simple, and no bronkii of chimneys. It will burn the cheapest Od without smot or smell and with beautiful aud pleasant light. I will n?U f'umohenu Lamps to horn Coal Oil at a small cxponso fi altering, or purchase them for cash. My Pateut is a, plied for and may bo issued in a few days. JOHN MULVANY, 82 Catharine ?t., New York, Marble mantels.?great bargains in man tills. Those wishing to buy mantels at a groat ri Uui tion will ilnd it to their advantage to call at a. k1a HLK'S marble yard, 113 East Eighteenth street, nea Third avenue. PICKI.ES?IN BARRELS, HALF BAHREIN, KEGS an in bottles, for sal" by A. F. BENEDICT & CO., K Spring street, and 21 Old slip. Tomato Oitsup, Poppt Sam e, Preserves, Jellies, Ate., Ate. 13 EMOVAL.?MISS MARY HAVING REMOVED KtO \No. I Marlon street to 46" Canal street, wilt b" happ to receive her friends as usual. Wines. Ice Creams. I; ger and Sugars. Protty waiter girls constantly in at ten i unco. THERE IS a good TIME COMING.?NOW IS YOU time to Imy your Cooking Utensils, Silver Plate Wnro, Table Cutlery, Ac., Ac., at E. l>. DASSFORDT Coepor Institute, house furnishing stores. DENTISTRY. t Ann VICI A I. TEETH.?ON'l.Y $s KOlt IlKAimVDI and substantial sets on pure silver; on flno gold an platina. $25; single tooth $1; teeth filled and extractor without the least pain; artificial bono filling only 50 cents All work \va rantod. Olflco 138 Sixth avenue, between Tenth and Eleventh street*. Dr. LUTHER, Donliat. ARTTKin AT, BONK KII.LlXfi FOR 1 .'EC AY El) TEKTHInsorled wliilo soft, without pressure or priln : Aching tooth or mere shells can bo filled and prcaervci t by the discovorcr, J. PEARSON, M. l>., Rooms 869 Broada way, west side, ono door above Suventoenlh street. Al, operations guaranteed. THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT I HAVE HAD THRKj teeth extracted, without feeling any paiu whatovoi, by Dr. J. .lay Fillers, or 155 Grand street. I Insert Uii cheerfully as a recommendation to all sufiei lug from aci. .ng tooth". .1. MURPHY, No. 9 Mulberry street. FlNAXCIAl.. dSQ AAA WANTED?ON MORTGAGE OF FIT. vU years, on good tenement proportf i New York worth $25,000. Projierty situated in one c the best localities. Owner going to Portugal for fou years. Principals only. Address Howard, box 146 Hi raid off! co. A Z AAA T0 loan?on bond and mors1 "V/KSS" on productive Real Estate in till at; or Biooklyn, In sums of $1,000 or upwards, for onor moro years. Apply to JOHN F. CONRBY, In tho ofli* of tint l*Aonltv>R IiiRiiriiiirA (Inmnnnv ftfl Wall nt.r<v>t djjQffr AAA T0 I0AN W BOND AND MORI, K170tA?v/vf" gago.on first cinss property only Id the city ?f New York, In sums to suit applicant*. Ifen Ixit principals need apply. Apply at the Araorlau Mutual Life Insurance Company, from twelve to tw 'clock, at No. 1H Broadway, first floor. . LOAM OFFICES. T AT fiO NASSAU STREET.?A. HONIGMAN, D1AMONX Broker, makes liberal advances on Diamond* Watches, Jewelry, .1m., or buys them at Dill value, at hit private olflco.OO Nassau street, room No. 2, up stalls business confident! il. AT 77 BLEEGKEB STREET?MONEY ADVANCED TO any amount on Diamonds. Watches, Jewelry, Piano*, Scaurs, Dry Goods, Ac. N. B.?Pawnbrokers' Ticket* bought. II. NEWTON, 77 Blocckor street, up stairs. AT NO. 0 CHAMBERS STREET?MONEY TO LOAN TO any amount on diamonds, watches, Jewelry, Ac., by tlie woll known and old established ISAAC, broker ana commission merchant No. e Cbaniberg street. N. B.?Ni business transacted on Saturday. LOP IS AN RICH, 721 BROADWAY, UNDER THE new York Hotel, advances money on Dloraonds, Watchsfl and Jewelry, or will purchase the same at the lushest ? prices, for cash. j ' Cl 1 A AAA t0 advance, in sums to suir.l 1. *7?c/?yV" on Watches, Diamonds and other porJ aoiial property, or bought for cash, and tho highest price! t>aid. Olllce hours from 0 till 6. L. JACOBS, 43 Codai street. Branch office 407 Broadway. AAA TO ADVANCE BY HENRY IIYMAN,* J Vr 4H0 Broadway, room No. 3, oa Watches, Diamonds and Merchandise of every description, from $10 and upwards. Merchants in want of money wML? do well to call. Business strictly confidential. CLOTHIN o7 ~Z3Z" i r inrvu ? vn nt.'vm rucv W AXTPITT> ATir~>lIWl uu/ic*3 n.iu ?.. .... n lot off cast olTClothing, Furniture, Carpets, So. 1 will pay the highest price, by culling on or addressing M. Abrahams, 233 Seventh avenue, between Twenty Uftk and Twenty-sixth streets. Ladles attended by Mrs. A. ABETTER CHANCE FOR LADIES AND GENTLEmen to dispose of their coat off clothing, furniture, carpets aud jewelry. I guarantee to pay 25 per cent more tluui aity oilier dealer. Call oil or address J. Anhalt, 163 Seventh avenue, between Twentieth and Twcnty-flrai streets. I Ad lew attended by Mrs. Anhalt. AT KZEKIEL'S OLD STAND?LADIES AND GENTS can obtain tho following prices for theft eaatoE ilng:?From t5 to 9.15 for silk Dresses, from $3 to $1( for Goals, from 91 to $5 for rants. A not*; by post punctu ftlly attended to by Ezekiet, 134 Seventh avenue, bolwcor NincteontbtuuUCwcatietlt streets. Ladgts attended to b Mrs.

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