Newspaper of The New York Herald, September 4, 1861, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated September 4, 1861 Page 1
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> I TH ! ' WHOLE NO. 91*25. THE REBELLION. Wreck of the Privateer Jeff Davis on the Florida Coast. Arrival and Reception of Her urew at at. Augustine. The Report of the Death of Jefferson Davis Believed in Washington. The Heavy Firing on the Virginia Side of the Potomac Accounted For* The Union Troops Prepared and Eager (or Battle. Condition of Affairs on the Potomac River. Official Advices from Gen. Kosencrans' Command. ADDITIONAL ARMY APPOINTMENTS, Ac., Ac., Ac. OCR SPECIAL WA6BM?TON DESPATCHES. Washington, Sept. 3,1861. REPORTED DEATH OF JEFFERSON DAVIS. A negro, arrived here from Manassas to night, reports that Jeff. Davis died at seven o'clock on Saturday morning. This report is believed by members of the family resident here. His physicians have long expected, from the condition of his health, that if at any time he'should be subjoctod to protracted and extraordinary mental exertion, ho would die suddenly. The report of hie death la believed here. KXCITEMENT AT THE CAPITAL?ARTILLERY PRACTICE THE CACSE. The whole city was on the qui vive to day. The known proximity of the Union and rebel forces excited exportation' During the forenoon the booming of cannon was heard distinctly from several points. Speculation was rife. A general attack had bocn made, thought some. Old women were nervous. Boom bangod a big gun down the river, and boom banged a big gun up tiie river, and thump went a dull/sound of a bi? gun in the distance between. It has since been ascertained that tbo firing up and down the river proceeded from the trial of new guns at the Navy Yard and artillery practice at the Chain Bridge. The intermediate Bounds were occasioncd by the fire of rebel cannon from Munson's Hill, to try whether they could rcauh our pickets, either at Bailey's or Ball's Crufs Roads, er any of tlio dwellings of Union men that had not already boen riddled. THE TROOPS EAGER FOR BATTLE. vrur iruuph uavu mwiiitsmi uiinu ujuru uu uuwntiiiiation. They aro anxious for a brush with the rebels, and are only withheld by the force of discipline from rusliiug upon their outworks, and driving them back from the Potomac. Tho rebels have flvc thousand men at Spring" Held station, about two thousand at Annandale, and a bat" tcry erected about midway botwocn Cloud's Mills and Benton's Tavern,about one and a hulf miles flom Cloud'a Mills. 6KIRMISHINO AT RAILEY'S CROSS ROADS. The report that four men of tho Fifteenth New York regiment were killed at Bailey's Cross Roads this afternoon is incorrect. Tho rebels on Munson's Hill ran bo distinctly seen with a good glass, nnd their movements rendorcd perfectly visible. Host of each rooming is dovoted to drill, and small bodies of troops can be distinctly seen performing their various evolutions. SUPPOSED DEATH OF TITE REBEL COLONEL STEWART. It is supposed that the onicer reported killed on Frkay afternoon, on the Bide of tho rebels, was Colonel StewartHa was a showy individual, fond of display, and it was probably ho who was hit in the skirmish in the neighborhood of Bailey's Cross Roads on Friday last. The flags at haif-mast may have been on account of the doath of Colonel Stewart, or of Jeff. Davis, but tha probability is that they were on account of the latter. CONFIDENCE IN GENERAL BANKS. Tho confldenco awakened by General Banks, when In command of the Department of Annapolis, including the city of Baltiraoro, Is unabated. Tho people of West, ern Maryland have faith in his flrmncrs as a man, and his ability as a commanding olTlcor. They rely upon his skill and ability to provent a crossing of the rebel army Into their fields and firesides. Where Gcncra| Banks is now ho is to prove himsolf a general or no gcnoral. Those who know him do not fear the result. He h is a military reputation to mako, or a political reputation to lose. Wo believe he will win. OFFICIAL DESPATCHES FROM GEN. ROBENCRAN8. Tho telegraphic despatches recolvcd from Genera) Roerncrans to-day show that all is well In that section, ml *hnt. thA TTnfnn nrmv thorn ifl nAlt.har etirrnnnrind nnr lately to bo taken. AFFAIRS OS THE POTOMAC. Fifteen or twenty vessels havo arrived here within the last twenty-four hours, and with one exception the crews report all quiet down tho river, having seen no batteries and no men on tho Virginia shore. The exception is tho schooner Charles West, which arrived last night, anif reports while opposito Mutliias Point the captain had a fine glass through which he was trying to get a peep at tho rebels, when a shell came whizzing over his bead, and dropped in the water, about four hundred yards beyund his vessel. Ho made no further observations in that locality. At the the Potomac creek, below Aqula creek, and abovo tho Maryland Point, ho noticed some commotion. Just above tho old steamboat landing, at tho mouth of the creek, taking his glass, ho saw the men a? thick as blackberries, apparently throwing up intronclnncnts, and twenty or thirty horse and ox teams hauling earth. One to.im had six oxon attached, and appeared to be drawing a gun. A Virginia refugee, who was picked up by the Tigress reiwts that tho rebels are constructing batteries at Cockp t Point and opposite Budd's Ferry, about forty miles below Alexandria. Ho states that the officers in charge of the batteries have orders not to firo on any vessel until all the works art- completed. Tho steamer Algor, from Philadelphia, arrived here t?<lny, and reports that the robels havo grontly rtrcngthcriu their batteries at Aquiaand Math lascrocks, one may need imiriedinto attention. They will not bo allowed to close the Potomac to our navigation. Officers of tlie flotilla state tnat fron Alexandria to the Rappahannock river, a distance of nonrly 150 miies, not asoul is visiblo on thd Virginia slioro, tho whole country bearing the mark of desolat.on. No hou&'es cattle or animals of any' kind are seen, auU not a particle of smoke to note tho habitation of a single individual i.s perceptible. Com pie to r- nco nn 1 J'.nelii ess pnrvado tho whole extent of countiy, a3 though it had been devastated by a pestilcnce. TIIK RECENT SEIZURE OF VE38KL3 AT WEW YORK. The seizure of sliii* at New Yoi k, noticed In au articlo from the T. iiunr. are not under tue con (Is 'atit n net, as it is iMip:il iriy knnwn. i?as8 d during the lato extra session of Congress, liiat ?< t has ri-l-irrnco to proj.'rty Unvoted to the uses of th<j robBlllon with tho ast -ut of tho own rs. The seizure* referred to #ro aiado ttmler th. 1'rtiMeni's E WE proclamation, of August 16. which, among other tilings, dirccts that all vonsi'l*, owned iu whole or in part in tho rebel States, found at sea or in our ports, at the cxplra nun oi uiieen uays rrom tho date or tlie prociama: ion, shall be seized ; the owners, however, to have the right to aj>i)ly to the Treasury Department for such domett as the peculiar clrcumstancs of the case may warrai TIIK AHMY. Brigadier General W. B. FrankHn, of the rer ' ,y, tias beeu made a Major General pro (em., ai. good to command tho brigade commanded by Brigadier General Philip Kearney, Jr., consisting of the First, B.'cond, Third and Fourth Now Jersey regi menm, and Benjamin's battery, and tho brigade to bo commanded by Bristlier General 0. II Mitchell, but tern- ' porarily under the command of Golouol J. M< l? >d Murphy, of the New York Fifteenth regiment, consisting of tho Fifteenth, Eighteenth, Thirty-Orst and Thirty second New York regiments, Arnold's battery, and two cotupo. niea of the Lincoln cavalry. All these troops arc stationed on the south side of tho Potomac. Major General Frinklln has mado the following appointments on his stair, and promulgated the intelligence of the same to the troops under his command, viz:?Captain Walworth Jenkins, Assistant Adjutant General* burgeon, Frank H. Hamilton; First I.ioutenant J. P. Baker, First cavalry) Ald-de-Camp; First Lieutenant C. W. Towles, Fifteenth infantry, Acting Quartermaster and Commissary. Tho President has made tho follow iug appointments of Brigadier Generals:? Captain Georgo C, Meade, of the Topographical Engineers. Major Lawrence P. Graham, of the Dragoons (a Virginian by birth, and brevettod for gallantry in Mexico). Alio Cojonels Aborcromble, Biddle, Duryee andOisey. Tho last named Is Lieutenant Colimel by brevet in the re gular army). Also, William A. Richardson and Eleazer A. Paine, of jllinois. Justus McKinstry (Assistant Quartermaster of the Army). O. 0. Howard, of tho Third Maine regiment, and Charles D. Jameson, of the Second Maine Regiment. A. McD. McCook, of Ohio. Ebenezer Dumont, Robert H. Mi troy and Lewis Wallace' nf Tncfinna Walter S. Cagson, of the Fifteenth New York regiment, is api>ointed temporary Assistant Adjutant General in Colonel Murphy's brigade. Mr. Wiegoi, of Baltimore, who has been for some time acting as a volunteer aid to General Butler, and who was ono of the most energctic of the Union officers at the capture of Fort Hutteras aud its dependencies, was to-day appointed a Lieutenant in the United States Army, aud detailed as an Aid-de-Oamp to the staff of Major General Butler. This will gratify tbo friends of Mr. Wlogcl, who has been persecuti d for Union sentiments by the secessionists of Baltimore. Captain Goo. G. Flint, of New York, hag been appointed Assistant Adjutant General, and ordered to report to Gen. Thomas,at Louisville. Oliver 8. Wilhoral and Wm. G. Terrell have been appointed additional Paymasters. A squadron of Colonol Van Allen's regiment of Cavalry, now commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Wing, has been detailed to General Banks' column, and left this afternoon. This regiment has been subjected to a severe drill instruction by Lieutenant Wing, of the Second cavalry, and they huvo been prepared for active service. Captain Geo. G. Floyd has been appointed Assistant Adjutar.t General, and is ordered to report to General Thomas, at Louisville. T11E NAVY DEPARTMENT CONGRATULATES TIXE ROLDIKR8 AND BAILOKS OF TUB NAVAL KXI'F.DlTiON. The Secretary of tho Navy hag addi\ssou tlio following letter to Commodore Stringham:? NlVT ItiCDTWffW On,,i O 10?1 I Sir?The department congratulate* v?u .-ma thoee or your command, und also the ol!ico;s and soliHi rb of tlio army who co-op rated with you in th? reduction of Eosts Hattcras and Clark, and the capture of the forces employed in their delonco. The successful result, thus far, of an cxiiedition projecte 1 with great care, and the occupation of tho positions commanding tho most important inlot on the coast af North Carolina, will be attendod with cansoquencci> that can scarcely bo over estimated. This brilliant achievement, accomplished without tho loss of a man on your part, or Injury to any ono in tho federal service, has carried joy a id gladuoss to the bosom of every friend of tho Union. It is, I trust, but tho beginning of results that will soon eventuate In suppressing tho insurrection and continuing moro strongly than ever tho Integrity of tho Union. Convey to tho officers and men of tho respective vessels under your command the thanks of tho department for their gallant conduct, and the assurance that is thus afforded that in the great emergency that is now u|>on ub the country may rely as of old upon the vigor ai.d tho courage ami tlio enthusiasm of its bravo officers and sailors. 1 am, respectfully, your < b.dient servant, GIDEON WELLES. Flag Otllcer S. IT. Strinciium, commanding Atlantic Blockading Squadron. APPOINTMENT OF A NAVAL KKTIRtVO BOARD. The Secretary of tho Navy has, under the direction and approval of tho President, and in pursuance of the act for retiring of such officers as appear disabled to perform duty, appointed the following officers as a board to deter' mine and report upon tho facts in the cases which may be presented:?Commodore Hiram Paulding, Chairman; Captains Charles II. Bell and I). G. Forragut, and Surgeons L. B. Hunter and N. I'inckney. IMPORTANT TO ARMY SUTLERS AND VOLl?NTEERf?. The publicatl n of tho following regulations of tho War Department will prove interesting to both sutlers and volunteers:? Tho 203th paragraph of tho regulations, which forbids sut?ors to "K'-'ip aracni spirits or tuner intoxicating drinks,'' is absolute, and admits of 110 exception, and a violation of it not ouly subjects the offender to tho penalty which the regulation proscribes, but also, within the ludian country, renders him amenable to the net of Congress of Juno 30, 1834, regulating intercourse with the Indian tribes. No sutler shall sell to mi enlisted man on credit to a sum exceeding one third of his monthly pay within th? same month, without the written sanction of tho com" pany commander or the commanding ollicer of tho post or station, if the nvui does not belong to a comjiany; and not cxcuoiing one-half of said pay with such iiermissimi. . Three days b fore the last of every month the sutler shall render for verification to the company cmimauder, or the commanding oflicer, as the caso may be, according to the meaning of tlio preceding para graph, a written and separate account In each caso of any charges he may have against enlisted men for collection, andlhc oflicer shall submit the account to tho soldier for acknowledgment and signature, and witness the same. In the caso of death, desertion or removal from tho post (of the soldier), the account will be rendered Immediately. If tho soldlir dispute tho account, anil tho sutler insist, and in the ease of death and desertion, the sutler will bo required to establish tho account by aindavit endorsed on it, before any < ffl.'or authorized to administer an oath. Such voriflcatiou will establish the debt. Debts thug verified as duo th ? staler arc to be noted on the muster rolls, and will be paid by the pay mauler out of tho a/roarageti due to the sol iier at the time of death, desertion, discharge or sentence of court martial, the ; urns duo the government uiid laundress being llist (Mild. All accounts of sutlers against enlisted men which are not collected at the pay table?as of those who have died, dese; ted or been rem vrd beyond the reach of the sutler?after being ibily audit? I as above, will be entered on the n xt succeeding muster roll, or on the descriptive roll or certificate of discharge, u* the case mKy be, and tlio s imc shall be retained from any ba'ancc due the soldie.1, after deducting forfeitures and stoppages Tor th government and laundress, and be paw to tho sutler on applicati in to the Second Auditor of the Treasury through tho 1 aymaster General. MAJOR MVER, TIIE_ BIlIOAnE OFFICER OF OENERAL m'clkli.an's STAFF. Your military biographer does injustice to Major Mver, signal officer of tho United States Army. He is tho in_ ventor of the system of military signals at present used by the United States Army,under the authority of Congress Ho was Surgeon, with the rank of Captain, and oflerc 1 his signal invent,-n to the government, asking only In rot.r. tho commission and rank of llajor. Tho TUirty-tifth Congress, against tho active opposition of Jefiersf.n J ivis, adopted tho signals, and promoted Captain M\or to a Major. He was, at his own request, detailed to service in New Mexico, against the Indians, where ho t*iw l#l huct liibl l ie now inv. nt rn tr> eet;?p ,.i, . of the povernment. H<* was kucc:. ssful. When thi civj' war b.olce out lio was r,-;ifd here, aa<i detailed to G.-iip al JIclJowi Ts stair, win- c je distinguished hiros<ir at iiull rua, anil was so tivntiined in (jonoral McD.'tt r port_ Prevl'ius to tho light at Bull run ho visited Fort; -s Monroe and rendered good gorvico there, bnt was never on General Butler's stifl. General MoClelian, appreciating ti'\a valuable services of Major Sly or, sought to (btam him upon his stair, where he i3 bow actively 'ng ig. I, having been allowed by the General to organize a signal corps, which he is tho chief. This much Is due t<> au able and pliant tfPcor. Al'TOIKTMEVT8 Br THE PliK-'IDKNT. Tlie Prcsi !en!- has rclntfalnd Itouer I'erry as a o> mmn.ider in the L'nite.i glates .W\ y. an J appointed Jonathan C. W Y O NEW YORK, WEDNESDJ Burnett,of Kansas, Register Id the Laud office at Fort Scott, Kansas, an J Willis Holland, of Missouri, Receiver of Public Moneys at Warsaw, Missouri. APPOINTMENT Or CORPORATION ATTORNEY. Tho Mayor of Washington has appointed Joseph H. radlcy Corporation Attorney, in place of James M. CarieIo, resigned. DISCONTENT OP THE VIRGINIANS. From private advices it appears that the Virginians are quite as troublesome In their new government as they were in tho old oite. They insist upnn hav ing all the offices. This Is natural. Tho lazy F. F. V.'s of Virginia were born to hold ofllces, becauso Washington and Jeflbrson and Patrick Henry were Virginians. They may have F in their veius a little Indian or negro blood, but so long us thoir "sacred soil" is the repository of tho ashes of America's great dead, whether loyal or disloyal, they are entitled to the ofllces under either government, and r< a ly to accept them under either. So much for the Old Dominion. . PROTECTION PROM INCENDIARISM. Tho lato munlcip il police of ihis city haviug ceased to exist as such, before their successors are installed in offic1 for the due protection of person and property hero In tho mean wile Provost Marshal General Parker directed that the commanders ot battalions of the Provost Marshal s guard hold their several commands In readi. ness to turn out at any alarm of fire which may occur each in bis own district. Ho haa also directed <b'in to Inform themselves of tl?o |>ogition of tbo Are engine*,each in his district, ami to use them to tho heat advantage in extinguishing any flro that may occur. AN HONEST ALABAMA V08TM ASTKR. To-day an Alabama postmaster settled his accounts, and returned the stamps in his possession. Ho could get no money, but bo hoped tbc department would receive tho stomps, and "excuse him as long as he Is in this bogus Confederate d?d circumstances of bell, in which a man is not al' lowed to express bis sentlmenti." These aro the senti ments of hundreds of men from tbo cottonocracy Stales, and they only pray for relief from tbo oppression to which they are subjected. DEFARTVRK OK SECRETARY CHASE KOK PU1LAUELnu. Secretaries Seward and Cameron having returned,Secretary Chase left this afternoon for Philadelphia, to make some necessary arrangements in regard to the portion of the national loan to be token in that city. RESTRICTIONS ON TRAVELLERS. After to day the stringency in regard to passes will be increased, and no one can pass to the other side, male or female, without a sufficient showing of loyalty. NEWS FROM ALEXANDRIA. Ai.Exanuria, Sept. 3. 1801. The rebel troops are erecting a fortification about a mile below Murray Mason's, on tho land of Levy Doming, College farm, ftve miles out, on the Littie Rlror turnpike" The rebel pickets have i<ossession of the upper part of the farm, and tho Union pickets the lower port. In the mean lime, Mr. Doming has thought it prudent to leavo. WRECK OF THE PRIVATEER JEFF. DAVIS. TI1E PIUVATEER JEFF. DAVIS WRECKED ON THE FLORIDA COAST. 1'HII.AI'RM'IIIA, Sopt. 3, 1R61. The Richmond Enquirer of (ho 2Sili of August publishes al >tt"r from Kernan lina, Florida, <latcd tlio 21st ult., which has been rec ;ived at Suvannab, Ca., cayitig that the crew of tho Jeff. Davis had arrived there, the vessel having boen wrecked on tho bar while trying to get into St. Augustine, Florida. AiimrioNATi i\A.nTirm.*pcj WRECK OF TUB ttrt. DAVIS OKF ST. AIIWIIW, FLORIDA?KSCArK OK TflE CKJSW?T1IKIB BECKPTION AT ST. AUQUBTINK, ETC. Tho Charleston Mercury has the following particulars of the loss of the privateer Jeff. Davis.? Cintam Coxotter now mado sail for the Florida coast, (inFriday evening, tho lOlh ult., he was off St. Augustine, but the wind having increased t6 half a gale, ha could not venture in. Ho remained outside tho bar tho whole of Saturday, without observing any of Lincoln's fleet. On Sunday morning, ut half-pant six, while trying to cross the bar, the Jeff. Pavls struck, and though every possible exertion wis niado to rell V ' her, by throwing the heavy guns overboard, yet the noble vessel, after ln-r perilous voyage, and tho running of innumerrblo blockades, becamo a total wreck. All tho small arms and clothing of the crew, with many valuable sundries, were, however, saved. Augustine, thoy wero received with n kindness thai they never can target. Tho town bolls rani; out a joyous peal of wpIi omo, uml the people vied with each otlier In th:ir courtesies to the shipwrecked ones. Tliunks to the noble h< spitiilfty of (lie Kioridlans, tho men soon recovered fri.ra their fatigue. They are exp cted to arrivo at Charleston on Wednesday next. The n?n>o?r ?ho |n i?.Toir Tlftvif had become a terror to tho Yankeos. Tho number of her prizes and the amount or merchandise which she captured has no parallel since the days of the Saucy Jack. IMPORTANT T FROM VIRGINIA. NO REBEL TUOOPS AT w iNCII K.teh?TIIE REBEL FORCES ON TIIK PFFER l'OTOMAC?DESTITUTION OF THE SOLI)IIilW AT RICHMOND, ETC. Baltibo.-ik, Fept. 3,1861. Tho Baltimore American of to-day saya that no rebel troops wero at Winchester on Thursday, except a few who were sick. At I/josburg thoro are three or four regiments, one at Waterford, above the Point of Rocks, and one at Goose Creak. Letters from rebel soldiers at Richmond state that the troops are in a sad state of <1- gtitntlon, being barefooted and In want of suitable clothing. The skins in a tannory at Hillsboro' had been taken dripping from the vats to convcrt into shoes. All the horses from tho Union and disunion farmers had been seized, which created the greatest dissatisfaction. The want of confidence Is increasing daily, the hopes of tho rebels being kept up by reports that tho federal go. vernment had only 30,000 troops around Washington, aDd found it Impossible to recruit any more. NEWS FROM WESTERN VIRGINIA. Wabbling, Va.,Sept. 3,1S61. The expedition that left here on Sunday night to disperse tho rebel gathering in Marion county returned today. They report tho outbreak as having been much magnified in importance. Ik'foro thoy reached Worthingtou, which is some distance across the oountry from tho railroad, the rebels had dispersed. NEWS FROM KENTUCKY. FiIankfurt, Sept. 3,1861. Governor Magoffin has privately doclared to sover.ij memb rs of tho I,"Kis!aturR his determination to sustain the action of tho legislature, whatever it may be, to tho extent of hia power. Neither IIo so has yet done anything officially, except the organization of the lower (louse. Tho Senato is occupied in settling contested seats; but I am assured that the Legislature will abaudon tho neutrality position, vote to rnlse the State's quota of troops, and assume her portion of the military tax levy, without putting tho government to the trouble of collecting it. Kentucky is all right. This may be relied upon. TIIK NATIONAL LOAN IN PHILADELPHIA. rillLAOKI.I'liU, Sept. 3, ISfll. The subscription was opened to the national li>an yesterday, Dad f135,000 were s ilmiribed during the dny. UNION MEETING AT NEWPORT. KY. Cikcinmati, Sept. 3, IS61. Fun. y n l: ,'W J hi.m spoke to an imiiionse t'nion n.j. img t; v ;v ->ort, y., yesterday. Strong Union roeoliiiou v.-or liptC'l. Ti' : IIEW HAMPSHIRE THIRD REGIMENT. Boston, 5ept. 3,lsGl. Tlie Ililrd X w Hampshire regime:it, 0>!?*nel Fellows, Vr fi Concord tr: ay lor tlie k at o; aar. it numbers 1 ,i!00 fully >'' "id pupped for ac.ive service. CN? THE DESERTERS PROM Till' SECOND KEOIMKNT J.XCELSIOH BRIGADE RE-fcNLISTEi.. Newark, N. J., Per.t. 1,18C1. In ti.e N w York Hinui.n ef August 29, Francis liodgers was publ lieu r-s a d'wrler Irc.in Captain i<.'er's Com;ialiy, fk-c nd regi.uent ! xccisior I'r gude. At hi fat'.or, I tool it ii'.y out., to nive the statement a in St err.pli ttic C lira ii'ti'n. Win: Wi 's Zo '.res were ikbjiit to leave New Yo; ho w i t on board the Vmi urbi'.t to so f nie t. ie.ids <"f, and wa- acodenta ly curried away with Ui- in. 1 h>va " iice r -ice I lette.'s from hhn show >tg tl. t .ie v .. i inlwjr of Oca - any B, Wi s m's Zouaves. Ti.'lr ! iin !a' low must cxo orate tnv r->u Iron tlio I i:, u'f -!i '.h: -h th: publication In tho'HRiutn ???? on , b - ci lutd jwtriolifm. 1'A'iiUCK KoiiUtt!. 11K II LY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1861. THE WAR FOR TUE CKION. BRILLIANT ADDRESS OF EX SECRETARY HOLT. Immense and Enthusiastic Demonstration at Irving Hall Under the Auspices of the Chamber of Commerce. SPEECH OF WILLIAM CURTIS NOYES. TOTE OF TILTHS TO Ml. DOLT. New k York Fraterniiting with Kentucky. fcfij JlC. I At tho nquest of tho Executive Committee of the Chamber of Commerce and other inilucntial citizens, tlio HonJoseph Holt, of Kentucky, well known to tlio public from the lustre of patriotism which lie shed on the declining days of tlio Buchanan administration ax Secretary of War, delivered an address last evening in Irving H ill, op poHite the Academy of Mimic. Notwithstanding the terrible storm which pushed over tho eity last evening, and tho very slight degree of publicity given to the matter, it was one of the largest political met'tings that has convened in any hall tu New York for a long time past. When Mr. Holt made his apiiearance on tho platform accompanied by many of our distinguished citizens, ho was hailed with most flattering demonstrations of respect. The whole audicnco race and cheered and cheered again, waving hats and handkerchiefs and exhibiting great enthusiasm. SPEECH OK MB. I'KIUT. Mr. rsuTlAB 1'BKiT, Viesnleiit of tin- Chamber of Com moice, was chosen to preside over the mooting. In ac copting that position, ho said;?This meeting, fellow citizens, is to givo a public rocptlon to a distinguished fellow citizen?tho Hon. JonepU Holt, of Kentucky? (cheers)?who is accidently with us. Mr. Holt has tie -n drawn to this city hy business motives, and did not intend to tako a part III any public ileuv nstratlon; hut he has kindly yielded to the solicitations of the committee ( ; theChamber of Commerce,and of many dltiiupiWud cttizonc, and he honors us with his company this evening U may bo a proper introduction to the proceedings of this evening to advert to a few of three Important events which have given special prominence to Mr. Hull before the public nl this time. We ail of us remember that doleful interval in our history when the executive government appeared to bo paralyzed; when the army of tho United States, under the ingenious arrangement of Mr. Floyd, had been scattered through remoto regions, and was unavailable for any im[iortaut purpose; when the best arms ot the government had boeu carefully sent to those States that were ripe for secession, and when tho navy of the I'nited Stat< s wore scattered to all remote liartj of the earth, inaccessible to thj on'ersof the govprnmi'iit It. una limtnr thesft rirr iinvL-mrctt tItMt Mr. H?lt accepted tho appointment of Secretary of War? (Cheers for Mr. Holt)?and I urn sure tliat I do not tra:.sgreM Dm limits of truth when i my tiiut ovtng to hit Urmnoss. vigor and patriotism, in a groat measure, our government was saved from ruin. (Cheers and cries of "That is so.") I am sure I utter the sentiment of this large audi nee when 1 say that we owe to Mr. Holt cordial acknowledgments and everlasting gratitude for the services which ho has rendered. I have tho boner of introducing Mr. Holt to this assembly. Again and again did cheers in honor of Mr. Holt rend tho air. At length tho uproar subsided, and Mr. llol1 was at liberty to proceed. He said:? Mil. llOI.T'a AD1IRB88. Fellow Citizens?It is to mo a source of boundless rejoicing that tho freemen of Kentucky are still permitted to call tho freemen of Now York their fellow citizens. (I/iud cheers for Kentucky.) Traitors within and traitors without have striven unceasingly to drag that noble old Commonwealth from tho moorings of lier loyalty and to

end her adrift on that stormy and bloody sea of rebellion on" - -..?.?ro?o manv of our States aro now twlng wrecked; but thank God, neither Uivir o4uo?ioun nor their machinations, nor their threat.uiitigs, have proved or any avail. (Cheers.) in spite of ail tho itbrli to rend them asunder, New York and Kontacky this night stand before the world as sisters. (Applause.) The freemen of Kentucky are still (lie brethren of the freem n of New York, unite 1 by the same blessed memories, cradled by tho same transporting ho|>es, and animated by tho tamo stern and indexible resolve to maintain this Union, whatever expenditure of life or of treasure tho patriotic1 struggle may Involve. ((Applause.) Kentucky has not now, she never has had, and she never can have sympathy wilh either tho spirit or tho purposo of those conspirators who, at the head of armies and in the mad pursuit of power, are now reddening their hands In a nations bl?od. (Applause.) Sho abhors them as Roiue abhorred Catalme.as the American people abhorred Hem-diet Arnold, as Christians abhor Mio memory of Judas Iscariot. That abhorrence was fully expressed in her recent election, and yet in the very presence of that overwhelming popular demonstration, and in defiance and contempt of it tho public papers now ass iro us that tl.o secessionists are preparing to precipitate that Slate into tho norrors oi civil war, simply ami soioiy oecause sue nas refused to follow the example of Far.si and gull herself to tho devil. (Laughter.) If, like llio political bandits of South America, tiiey atrociously persist iu appealing from the popular voto to tho sword, then 1 venture to predict *_* i. -in i,a fountl Hint ?l.?rn < ? ? V~nt..Mrjr. with a I thr>ir sincere love of pence, still carry bullets an well an ballots in their pockets. (Loud applause.) Fellowcitizens, I wish that I had language in which adequately to convey to you my grateful sens) of the warmth auil kindness of this reception, and my thanks to tho distintingui-hed gentleman who, in terms so gracefully expressed, has presented mo to youThe very slight services which it has boon my good fortunn to have ren leretl to our common country art' altogether unworthy of the generous appreciation 1 have received at your bauds. Had I done infinitely more I should have but done my duty, and I sho.ild have been abased in my own consti nue and utterly infumous before the worid had 1 done anything I .us. {cheers.) When I accepted the distinguished honor Irian tli: Chamber of Commerce to present myself beforo you tonight, it was with the distinct understanding upon my part that 1 would not inlllct upon you a Btu lied political harangue. To elaborate a discussion of tiicsu topics which so painfully occupy the public mind is not at all necessary before the loyal men of New York. The fearful import of the current events, and the stern duty which theso events impose up< n us, all are too well understood by you to make it necessary for mo to strive to explain them, or to endeavor to Impress them upon your consciences. A few words, however, I will submit, somewhat in connection with a trmrrmir T po/?Ant.lv m.'ilfl through Rovoral of iho Inviil Slates. I have everywhere found the most healthful and the most encouraging condition of the public eeutiment in reference to tho |>rosecution of the war. (Enthusiastic applause.) I luivo nowhere found any feeling of exaspo ration against tho peoplo of tho South?no bluster, n> threatening: but at every point I found a solemu determination to uphold tho government, conuected, ut the name time, with a sadness, and with a depth of tenderness I would in vain endeavor to describe. (Applause.) Strong and bravo men, when speaking to mo of tho unhappy distractions which rend our country, have wept in my presence, I havo honored these men for this unwonted exhibition of deep feeling, for if a brave man cannot weep over the threatened ruin of such a country and seen a government aa thi*, where is there a catastrophe or a sorrow that can touch his heart. Everywhere en I in all places th > people seem now to rouiize the fact, thu this is not a war upo? tho peoplo of tho South, but a war undertak< n for their del'cnce an?l for their dciiveranre. (Cries of "Good" and "That's so.") If it were indeed a war against them wo should bow our faces in tho dust and confess that our glorious institutions wore a failure. But it is not such a war. (App'aise.) It is a war against a band of trailers and conspirators who havo possessed themselves of the governm"nt of thin distract d country to establish a military despotism, and who, in tho rcmorreiessnsfs of their ambition, aro plunging thtmscl.e.i Into a worse profligacy than tnoro who ir. otliur hinds have disturbed the repose ot nations. Tho public mind no longer occupies its-c.f with any discurE'en ns to the ws'sof tho war. It no longer wants logical arguments in discussing and exposing the dangers of the doctrine of secession, as seen in tho light of current and recent events. We know to well what secession was intended to accomplish, and t?x> b tterly do we .know what it has already aiccomplishod. And now wo cm no mrro think of gravely examining its object with a view of tracing its treasonable character, th in w( would th;nk of analyzing the kiss of Ju Iils to prove it was only the poison of treaehtrjf. (ApjplMM.) i>)uaiiv and strongly impressed is tho p .bite mind as in the consequences which would flow from the success of thH rebellion. The proridemco uf God and ti.e most sac-ed compacts of men havo made us ono peopie, and the e<|X!ri"iiC's of tiireo quarters of a csntury have demonstrated that on this unity of a country, and a government , and of a poople, consists at one. our greatness and our Happiness. irnmusiasuc appiauBO.; uisnvmuer those State# and Hi is governrnoiit, rui<! rvl their mtearaWo fragment* ?n tho wild and l-l'?ociy torrefft or revolution, tad wo becom# tho prey of t v ry audacio' spoiler, and tin s would bo utterly destroyedtlw i th po that bclorirs to us Ma nation, (fclioor*.) F ..uilty, too, is tho public mind (IxoJ, in my ji.dgni' nt, in roferenco to tho character of this war. It Is no. 'i nar of roi v|. est, or of a^grc.::-lon, or spo'iition, or i s ion, or of rovongo, but, in ovary lUht in which it can If? r gajded,it is a war of duly. (Applause and' eric- of "That's ro.") A struggle bo Intense us It is must Imj a R'.r.gKle for notional txls!en?c. p,ilaise.) A Strug1. ^ fo lialowcd in nil its bo.-,-a, and in Its alms and spiiit, that tho HokU aiul th pastor? those who worship around and who rainUtcr at tho a:iar,alM<o c uit-ibute of Hi >lr Wot I an: the'r tr asuro, fuel in assured Ihfit in <!"ing ro they otily lot- up to th requirements of tiio paint t's and thnCh'if un'adi.ty. (Api lrnio.) It is a war f duty, bocau? mi.' the 1, . t of our f'i>r!stian civilisation no nation enp comr.ii'. . -ii Cide willm it tho perp t ration of a c >wa. l.aiuiai r o < orlme. (.'.pplause.) 'il>at iut<oa docs tomtiut ku.c: u EIIA J T wbo surrenders Us life to an enemy from whose stroko manhood and r.ouruge could save it. (Applause.) Jl is a war of iluty, because we have no right to boar our father's name if wo insult mi'l drgiale their m iuorle* by giving up tho institutions won by their lihx><| to l>o trodden undertho feet of traitors. (Applause.) It is a war of duty, because ive have no right to bestow our nanr s upon our children striped oi their grand and glorious inheritance of freedom which rightly belongs to thi m, aixl for the transmission of which wo are luit the appointed agents uf those illustrious men who,huving won it with their swords and with th.'ir lives, bequeathe 1 it to us and to their descendants forever. (Applaure ) It is a war of duty, because devoted as we profess to to law ami order utid goul government, and to tho high interests of civiliz.uioiir it behooves us to rebuke an ! chastise and punish those crimes ccminlttod through this rebellion, not only against us, hut against the very race to which we belong, all over the world. (Applause ) It ?s finally a war of duty because we have assumed to ourselves as a people tho social championship, not only of tho right hut of the capaeity of the raco for self government?(tremendous applause)?and that assumption lias boon accepted and recognized by the lovers of fr o'ont everywhere. And now, with tho men and nations of the world looking upon us, and towards lis, as from tho seals of seme vast amphitheatre watching tho strife in our niii'st, wo have no idea of permitting tho sacred cause to t c smitteu down and crushed upon tho name lining 01 tno 5smui, to |ierish thore ainul (no scons ami loors awl taunts of the kings an<l dospnts ol' Kuropc. (Knthusia-tic applause.) How anxiously and with what confidence havo the enemies of freedom the world ovor predieted the day. nnd how havo tlioy longeil for Its coming. In lessential antagonism of their inf>titutlonn to ours, ail the intense abhorrence which tl e. feel to tliat system ol' government which gives honor and tho fortunes of tho o irih to tho lolling millions of the oarth, Ilea the secret of tho hatred of tyrants to us. And how gladly would every one of thoto Iyrants this day behold 4 in?niim< nt of us, In tho skies, could thoy see Inscribed ti|?m It these words:?"In memory of the great republic of tho United Plates, founded by Washington and destreyed by ToOBlbl, Twiggs iind Klcyd." (Immense applauf-o.) Wlrnt a record for humanWy would that bel Follow citizens, I do but utter a truth which is |ialnfully present to all minds when I say that th?' disloyalty which Is found in our midst, but more especially found at Washington and in tho border States, haw been a fruitful sour00 of disaster anil discouragement from the beginning of this unfortunate war ti> the present nv ment. This evil lias now assumed proportions of such magnitude that its correction at this time has bocome a first and paramount duty on the pari of thoso charged with the administration of tho government. (Applause, and erica of "That's so. ') Us prevalence has been marked by all that treachery and by all thoso exec-sea which fiave been its unfailing characteristics in other lands and hi other times. Noxt to the worship of the I-'ather of our Spirits, the grandest aud the strongest and the holiest sent Imeut of which otir nature is s sccptiblo is tho love of our country. (Applause.) When that s.Tltinvnt has become corrupted, like an arch from which tho keystone hue been displaced, the whole moral fabric seems to tumble Into ruins. (Immense applause.) The public and private profligacy of traitors and spies, both male and female, havo been borne testimony to by all history, In all times, until it has nigh grown into a proverb, that tho mau who will betray his country will betray his Uod. (Applaufe. I Ho [ will betray his friend and his kindred, and, If need be, he will b. tray the very wife of his bosom and tho children of his loins, (('lies of ''That's so.") Kelh.w citizens, uprose you lived in one of those cities where there is a sh am (Ire engine and also a paid company to operate it: and sup|HSe that your house was on (Ire, mid tW-i company whose engine has been summoned to the s|iot Is vigorously engaged in extinguishing tho Humes, and suppose you observe from time to time some parties stealthily slipping through the crowd, and as occasion serves, cutting the hose wiili their knives, from which the water Is seen to spout in all directions 011 the pavement and on the streets, how long do you think would tho presence of such inisc.eunts ho endured? But, supp'PO that on looking m>ro closely at the fares of theso men, you discovered that a number of them were memliers of the very company who received salaries from the fands to which you contributed, would von not. in the first burst of von iiiiliumilion feel that tho punishment would not bo too great for thorn worn they thrown luto tho tiames they bad thus been indirectly feeding? (Applause.) And yet this has boon precisely the condition of the government of tho United States with regard to its traitors. This has boon, from the very commencement ol' this struggle, tho condition or the go. verument. I know that there aro those who look with more toleration at those offences which prevail among us than I can possibly do. Perhaps I am too linrsh. (Cries of "No, no.") But I must say this, tluit tho men who in our own midst five aid ami comfort to the enemy, either by furiilshiug them with secret Information, or by advocating their cause, or striving to sow dissension among ours Ives, or by insidiously persenditig lovul men from entering the military service; tln sn men nri! more fiitul foes to the govcrnin iut and tlio country thnn if they actually bore arms against ?s in the amy of tho Confe derate Stales. (Applause and ci lets of "Uood.") Tho |?iwor of the goveri'ment can do much to correct this evil. Bet how much more coul.l be done by tho crushing power of public opinion, branding ns infamous, socially and politically, disloyalty, wherever and whenever it is encountered. (Applause.) These disloyal men are, morally, at least, guilty of tho death of those who full in defence of the government, j?pt a.* much as if they had fallen by their hands on the battle fleld. (Applause.) In your railriad cars, on your steamboats, in your thoroughfares, In every business, in every social circle, disloyalty must bo branded and blasted as a leprous und a loathsome thing. (Kntlrisltstic applause.) When, therefore, follow citlrei.s, you meet these men, be it on 'Cnaugo or In the social circle, and they offer you their hands, look well at them, and if you navo mi: aiscernmeui mat i nave, you win p?'o that ttii ir hands are rod with the blood of llio bravo men?your kindred and your friends it may be?wlio perished, and aru porishing still, on the reeking buttle floids of tho country. (Applause.) Turn away from th -m with disgust and Indignation, follow citizens. I know Hint there arc Home men?few, It is true?who do sincorely bullove that, the question of p.iblic honor out of viow, this rep.ibllc can bo severnd, that. |K'UCO can no patched up,ami iw tin- ittoguTcrnmi ntB o..u th.ireaftor live on prosperously a id peacefully as bofore. No more false *>r fatal thought ever c. i pt kci |.outlike into an American bosom. (Applause.) You might as well tell ine that IIh b at which h is boon turned a li if t above tho cataract of Niagara will have a tranquil voyage. If ynu will go and stand, as many of us have done, amid the ruins of the crumbled ompiios of thoOid World, and n*k them, they will tell you it is a delusion. If you will go to tho cemetery of nations, and lay your our to tho Bcpulchres of those young, but glorious ami high spirited, nations that have pol ished amid the convulsions of civil strife, they will answer you in accents of broken hcartedncss, "It is a delusion." Hut if yon will not listen to the voico of the prist, go (o Mexico and South Amsrica, and ask the inhabitants of thuso brigiit lands, blessed wilh the finest ciinnate on earth, occupying a Boil of exhaustlesa fertility, and living amid rivers, and lakes and mountains full of grandeur and inspiration, anil they will lift up their bowed hnls,and amid demoralization, poverty and dishonor, they will tell you it is a delusion. (Loud applause.) f ollow citizens, I ie,?ice to believe?may I not say to know?that the spirit of loyalty at this time dwells rich and abundant in the popular heart of the North and West. Hut I do b. te-ch you, you who have a deep stako in tho present and in the future of our country, you men of culture, cn I of fortuno, and of moral power?Idoirn ploro yon that yon will by all menus possible add yet to that power and to tbo fervor of that loyalty. If it grows cold umid tbo calculations of avarice, or craven under tbo discouragement of defeat, our country j will bo overcome. What we now need iB a patriotism which will abide tbo ordeal of fire, a patriotism which is purged from all selfishness, from all fear, which is heroic arid exhaustless, which vows with every th ob of lifo that, if repulsed, it will rally; if stricken down it wiil rife again, and that under tbo pre-'sure of no circumstances?defeat, sorrow or suffering?.-hall tho Mtl'>nal flap be abandoned or the honor of tbo country compromise I. (Enthusiastic cheers.) What we nee l is )iutrioti.-m which rises (ully to tbo comprehension ol' th actual and awful perils in which o ir Institutions arc pl;;c.-d, and which is eager to devote every power of body and mind and fortune to their deliverance?a jiitioti: in which, obliterating all party lines?Moud hurrahs)? and entombing all party issues, says to tbo President of the United States, "Here are our lives and our estates; use them freely, use them boldly, but use them successfully; for, looking on the graves of our fathers and on tlio <ra!les of our children, wo have sworn that though all things else shall perish, this country and government shall llvo." (Ijoud applause.) It is such a patriotism as that, and such only, which will conduct you to victory. I rejoice to believe that that spirit has been everywhere awakened throughout tho loyal Stales. The capitalists "of tho country have come n^bly furward?(cheers)?and, risking all, hi.* o exhibited a grandeur of devotion to the country which, while it will astonish tho people of Europe, has inspired the admiration and gratitude of every true American heart. (Applause.) All honor to Or m. They liavo proved that if there is much gold in Wall street, 'there is more |>alrlotlsm there? (cheers)?uot s nuner patriotism, which nourishes amid tho pieans of victory, but a patriotism which struggles and Micritlces ?nd sutlers, and Is prepnr< d to put all things to hazard, even in the winter of adversity and in tho very hour of national defeat. Unless this country can thus feel, tho sun of our national life, which is now obscured, must go down for eve amid storms and darkness. If all our great material Interest" are cr 3hed to the earth by tho shadow which is |>a8.-o g over that sun, what would bo our condition it th it shadow should deepen into the might of permanent defeat? 1h there nothing to live for but the gains of commerce, nothing but the embellishment of o ir cs Uttoi and our nomas, tunning nut our personal <ou and c> mfortv Are courage and manhood, and honor aud loyalty, and nationilrfamo and tlio respect andhomogo of tho world worth nothing? Is it nothing to live without a Hag and without a country, with'ut a, future for otr8 !* ? or our children, and to stand forth flio degenerate and b te diaeeiv'tints of illustrious sires? (Applause.) Wo t: ay, we might, lay ourselves in the di.et, and bo ctri; p by traitor hands of ail that i nnoli,. - rti-l sweaters h i mi an existence, and still live on, or do the Citftl" in Uio Ik-Ids. B it our lives would lie inoro ignoble than theirs. If, with all onr vast material resources-.; if. with our known and aikur.wl <iged physical superiority oyer he reb -Is, If, with our clamorous and profuse avowa'.sof d votlm t<> our Institutions, we gulf r that rebellion to triumph over ns, I do vn ily Ixil.eve tint th-i m i'an nail n would l. come a s: uch in the l.osti i .1 1 f the world, a'<1 tin' an rai-rk-au cir.yn woulo rot b' p rmitted to .viilk tho >;rti- s 01 a Kurope.w w ; itai wit. out havi ll t. t r f c rn >>int *1 .it hire. (Applause.) Fe'.'o.v -itl/en*, If I may be permlu.'d to ritt -r wo-d on j h 1 ib; vt, I would ..uin>Jly counsel forbeara. eaml pal nc r to u 1 who ai t i.l; ugo I with tn ad1 nil. iht.atiou of uiic givcrnmeiit. (Cheers.) I'k.irc criti HH , I). PRICE TWO CENTS. clsitig their conduct we should romember that we may not fiv all the Held <if iirlioo, may not bo mi a condition to judge, to appreciate the difficulties that aro to Im o\o. come. No man can doubt ibo courage or the loyalty of t'iI'rcRldi nt of the I'nlted States?(loud, long anil enthusiastic cheer* for I ho President)?or Ills determination tqadppross this rebellion. To him, under th" conttitutfon, tho |?ijm!ar voice has committid absoliitcly the fute of thin republic. His ham a arc emphatically your hamla, and in weakening him you weaken yourselves, and you weaken theatri ggiing country which we are.all striving to save. He in at this moment overwhelmed w ith maintains of rt*|>ou lhility and of toll aueb U8 have rested oti no public man io our history,nod lie m fully entitled to all the support and all th" eouaolation wbl' It a generous and wa' in hearted patriotism can Kivo him. (App'nuso.) Follow citizeus, aiuld ail tho discouragements that surrovnd i.s I have still an unfaltering f uth in human pmgioas.ond in thu capacity of ii.an for self government. I be! ev tliul the blood which the true lovers of our raco have shod on more thuu a thousand battlo fields has borno fruit, ami that that fruit is tho republic of the I'nlted Stat a. (Choi rs.) It csrnie forth on thu world like the morniug sun from his chamber. Its pathway has Iwcn a pathway of light ami gloiy. It has brought blessings upon its people in the brimming folluess with which the rivers pour their waters Into the sea. I cannot almil to my bosom the crushing thought that In the full light of the Christian civilization of the nineteenth century such a government is feted to perish beneath the sword* of tho guilty men who nre now linn.led togeth r for its overthrow. (A voice, "Never." 1 cannot, 1 will not, believe thit twenty millions of people, cultivated, loyal, oourug' ous?twenty millions of tho Anglo-Saxon race, hearing the names of th) heroes of tho Revolution, and passing their lives amid the I splint! n of its battle fields?wi I ignomiiilously suOT'r thoir institutions to be over-tun ed by ten millions, n. arly half of whom are helpless slaves with fetters on their hands. (Applause.) No pace of history so dark nnd so humlllating as tliat has yet bean written of any portMi of tho human family ; and the American people ha 1 better, far bettor, have never been born than that they should live to have such a history written of thorns Ives. Ut us, then, fellow citizens, nervo and rouse ourselves fuliy to thin great work of duty. If it is to be done well, it should bo done quickly. If wo would economise both blood and troaii.?-e, we should niovo promptly ; wo should move mightily. At tli s very moment, were It |xwMiblo to proclpltate tho wind" physical force of the loyal States on tho Ileitis of tho South, it would be a ms.isure not only of wisdom but of economy, ami of humanity also. (Applause.) Let us, then, havo faith, and hope; and courage, and all will yet bo well. (Applause.) Fellow citizens, I feel that 1 inay havo spoken to you tonight with morn emphasis and with more eamcsUiu*! of sipg at loir tlian 1 am privileged to employ in your prim nco. (Vol es?"No.'') If I liavo doi.u s" you will forgive the frouoom, I know, at thin terrible conjuncture of public aflUlri. If 1 luid mure interest than you have, if I had less interest than you havo in tlio tragic events and issues to which I havo referred, you might well distrust me. Hut I have precisely the sam . If tills Union bo dismembered and the government overturned, the gravn of every earthly hope will open at my foet, and it will open at yours also. In the lives of families and of i atlms th ro arise,from time to time, emergencies of danger whloh pre- h all their members into the same oommon condition; and when the storm is raging at sea, and the laboring and quivering vessel shrieks out from every Joint tlio agony of the struggle, all who are on board, alike the humblest sailor and the obscurest passenger, may rightfully speak, on that great principle of nature which no human instil ti<u c. n modify and no human destiny can control?the right of solfpretervatlon. Kven so amid the h avy currents of this national tragody, I, whoum but an humble citizen of this distracted and bleeding countjy, have ventured to lift up the voice of counsel and entri aty in your mi'lst, and I thank you most kindly for your atti nt Ic.n. Mr. Holt resumed his seat amid thunders of applause, kept up for several minutes, varied with cheers for Mr. Lincoln and for Kentucky. ItKUARKH OK HR. NOTES. Mr. Wm. Ct'KTts Nov* next addressed the meeting, and paid a high tribute to Hie last speaker. He had no rears for the result of tlio contest. Ho regarded this as tlio starting point i:i the career of distinction and national honor to which neither this country uorany other nation had ever attained. I/>t us not, therefore, said he, bo dlsCHuragod. Li t us live, and hope, and light. (Applause.) Reforrlug to political parties, lie said:?I render here my devout and grateful thai ki' to Tammany Hall for tb-M bike which it has gaen to Mozart. (A voici ? "Tiiat is tho true deni> ci'.itic I'oowiiie." Throe chnei.i for Tammany Hull and three groans for Mozart Hal.'.; II said thoro should he no |hj ice meetings until pence hat! been accomplished. It whs 1 lk> leaping boforo you canu to thostlie. Ho would rec< mmend, as tin- only appropriate locality Tor twrh meetings, West I'oint, wliero Ar Hold's treason was concocted, and Hartford, where tho famoi s peace convent inn of 1812 watt held. Ho compllm>.nl<"1 tlio navy, which, ho paid, wan beginning to mako itself frit, its < fbcera, If loft to themselves, woild do what 1/ird Cochrano did on tlie co.ist of Franco, and what Ni Iswi did In the early part of his caroer. lis praised the administration for what It had accomplished in arming tho nation lit six months. And now, said he, 1 have to return my thnnk.s to the gen tl man from Kentix ky for tho eminent public acrvlrvR which I e lias rendnrtd. I think him not only on behalf of lho (h.inihci- <f f! nimerce, b ite n behalf of the city < f New York, and 1 k i. w I may "ay on behalf of tho State of New York. ('. 'hours.) New Yo:k gives her hand m Kentucky, (t uitlug tho action to tho word, Mr. Noycg alvuneed ami took Mr. Ho t's hand, ami I loud cheers.) She will give both ham's, with her h-'urt tu them, to Kentucky, (jo on, sir in your work of patriotism a. <1 bomv>l nee. Go through tho country ana ao so it by the eloquent appeals which you can make, such im wo have listened to to-n ght. (Appla ge.) Co on, air, and may God prosper you in it, and you will iccelve us gr at. a future reward in bringing litis country to lis j i^lit position on these great questions us tho great orator of Athens received when ho ma >o his denunciations against' I'llilip of Macedon. (Applause.) I bog leave to oiler tha following rebol tion:? Ko?< Ived. Tli -.t Hon. Joseph Holt, of Kentucky, by hU uiumlli 'd character, In private a* woll us In public ll"e; i>y Ulo uiiii.iiorin* tn tlio c< nstItulion and tho In ion: by the prompt and successful mea?nr<ui p.omoted by him for their deft nee anil for the prelection of the capital, when in imm nent peril from traitorous demos tic foes; by his patriotic efforts throughout the country, an I especially in his own Stato,in rallying tbo people to ih > support of iho natii ii--il llag ami our national integrity, aud by bis stirring and eloquent appeal on this occasion, has entitled himself to the gratitude of his count yinen, and to the admiration ol' tJm lovers of freedom and free popular institutions everywhere; ami that tho thanks of this assembly Ikj and thoy aro hereby gratefully tendered to him. The resolution wag vociferously adopted, anil Mr. Holt acknowledged tho compliment by saying:?Hell ve me, fellow citizens, that If the pulsations of my h'a: t were words It could tell you, what 1 can never do, bow deeply I thank you. The Rev. Mr. Hrmimnc was the next speaker. An allusion of his to Commodore ?tnngliam brought out tluvo cheers for the "Hue old Commodore," and three more for Major General Butler. INTENDED SERENADE TO COMMODORE feTRINGHAM. It was tho Intention of tho citizens of Brooklyn toserenade Commodore Stringham, tho horo of Hattora?, last evening, at his bou.ie, 108 Kicks street. The m tjment was a spontaneous one. Dodgworth,?< band was engaged, and there were great anticipations of a'treat not only of good music, b"t what was |iorha?n better, as being more rare, tho t p -cch of a gallant sailor. The expectants of so rare a treat, however, were disappointed, 'l'he weather was inclement, aud the musicians were not, conscqU'ntly, "able to attend. Tho peop.e of Brooklyn were on the qui mi", but they could not contend w tb tbo elements. 1 he sereliado will tiike place to night at ten o'clock, when the precession will start from the City Hall. ENFORCING THE CONFISCATION ACT. ADDITIONAL BK1ZURESBY THE HURVEYOROP T1IK PORT. Tho work of confiscating the property of tbo rebels goes bravely on. Surveyor Andrews, aided by Inspector Thomas J. Iirown, is determined to enforce the act of July 13, until tho rebels are completely cleaned out of every dollar invested in shipping in this port. It is true ninny or tho rebels ho|? to evade the law by making assignments of their property to loyal citizens in thi? Stale, but Mr. Andrews, who appears to be fully lasted in such matters, will Bee that none but loiux Jlilc awi&Dmenls can pass. In cases where the rebels are part owners of the vessels seized, tho loyal citizens of the North will net lose their intereft in the conliqcated property. Tho ve^si l.? will bo condemned and sold to the highest bidder, but the claims <t the loyal ownerB will bo di.ly recogufzed and paid af ec the sales take place. It is the intention of our New Yok merchants owning shares in confiscated vessels to It y in tho property at auction, and it is believed that th^goveinmnt will admit their claims in part paymui^fbi the |>ropcrty so purrl>as"d. For instance, S,'>c>(MM, Tilestou 4 Co., who own about two Qilhiot' the St. aRoi Murion, can settle for the paym-nt of tltat vessel i y paying the government three-Ofths of tho amoi.nt she will bring at auction, the remaining two-tilths being credited to them lor the Interest they had in the vessel previous to the seizure. P ime eight or Un seizures were made yesterday, but the names of the vessels have not yet been made public ARRIVAL OF A NORTH CAROLINA MEMBER OF CONGRESS IN PHILADELPHIA. pHiLAnxLPniA, September 8,1S6I. Hon. Charles Henry Foster, Union member of Cougrist ^rom North Carolina, arrived bore to-day, en rruie foi Washington to confer with tlio administration upon affair* connected with h:s !*latc. Rebel scouts laid In n.t f< i him la Virginia, whose vigilance be suoci.bi.ully eluded. THE BERDAN SHARPSHOOTERS. Boktov, Sept. 3. 1161. Col. Herdan is here, and has just received a despatch from tho Secretary of War, requesting him to forward his sharpshoUors to Washington immediately; that they are very nwich neo'le I. Col. B. h is teleg'aphod to #1 tho Eastern Oovcrncrs to forward all the sharpshooters they have mustered ii t > service at oace, to roiwirt U jlm'at X a?r v; ner I MansQeld's otr.ee. A 1 a<su lis* i s c5hi|? o ?" : nv''t,li! evening, ani another w.ll bo icady iu a fc.v dayg.

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