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

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated September 4, 1861 Page 4
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4 NEW YORK HERALD. JAMES GORDON BENNETT, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR. OFFICI N. W. CORN KB OR PULTON AND NASSAU KT8. Volume XXVI No. 344 AMUSEMENTS TIIIS EVENING. WINTER GAKDEN, Bio?<lway.?Si-hkd the Plough? TooDLia. new bowery THEATKE. Buwery.?Boll Run?Noriii CKK1NA?I.UUKY ll0H>kHII?* BARNCM'S AMEKrOAN MlfSEUM, Bro*<lw*y.-D?y ami Eivniii*? w <?w?> * Lovh?s<.*<hi b ?mi ('1u31u.ii? uirrorutimus. Ska Lion, and Otiiku Cukioiitiks. bryants' MINSTRELS. Mechanics' Hall, 472 Broad# way.?sonus, JJAtctta, bcrljtsuukh, Ac.? liown in Old K r-xr MELODF.ON CONCERT HALL, No. 639 Broadway.? eom.s, Oakcis, Buri.ksuues. .to,?Ireland in IsJO. CANTERBURY MITSIC HALL, 885 Broadway.-SoKGf, danck3, uurlk&uitks, ac. OA1KTIBS CONCERT ROOM, (11(5 Broadway.?Prawho Boom EMTKUTAi.uik.Nrii Ballkts. I'antomimks, Kakckh, Ac. AMERICAN MUSIC HALL. 4U Broadway.?, Balum, rantohimics, Ac.?M.\g ickkade Ball. CRYSTAL PALACE CONCERT HALL. No. iS Bowery.-. Bdrlkrdcks, Sonos, Oancm. Ac.?Black Stati *. New York, Weilni vday, September -1,18ft 1. THE SITUATION. With tiio exception of a Tew outpost skirmishes near Bailey's Cro^s Roads everything is quiet around Washington. The report of the death of Jefferson Davis appears to gain credence among many there. A negro, who arrived from Manassas yesterday, states that he died at seven o'clock on Saturday morning, and several of his friends in Washington say that his physicians pronounced his case very critical some time ago?expressing the opinion that in the event of any great mental excitement he would most probably expire suddenly. There is m\n ~r 1.;,. .1 1 r uv wiuiimavivu vi uin uuicani-, uvnuvcr, IIUIU other quarters, beyond the statement via Louisville which we published yesterday. The Secretary of the Navy has issued an order congratulating Commodore Stringham on the victory of the squadron at Hattcras Inlet. With regard to the rebel troops in Western Vir. ginia, tho Baltimore American states that there are no troops at Winchester, but that three or four regiments were at Leesburg, one at Waterford and one at Goose. The rebel soldiers at Richmond are reported to be in a miserable plight for want of clothing and ehoes. For tho latter article they emptied a tannery at Hillsboro of tho hideB, half green and dripping from the vats. Official despatches were received at the War Department yesterday, from General Rosencrans, stating that his army was all safe and well, and that the rumors of their being surrounded, or likely to be, were all untrue. From Frankfort we learn that the Kentucky Legislature, now in session, will go strongly for the Union, and that Governor Magoffin has privately notified to certain members his intention to sustain the action of tho Legislature, whatever it may be. If this bo true Kentucky may be considered safe. The prisoners taken at Fort Ilattcras, and now on board the frigate Minnesota in this harbor, arc to be transferred, by order of the Navy Department, to tho frigate Br&ndywine, lying at Brooklyn Navy Yard. When tho Minnesota has doposited her captured cargo sho will return to her post in the blockading squadron. In connection with his proclamation of martail jaw in Missouri General Fremont has issued an order to his army commanding prudence and forbearance in their dealings with the persons and property of citizens on the part of the soldiers. We learn by way of Richmond that the privateer Jeff. Davis had been wrecked oo the bar of St. Augustine, Florida, and that the crew had arrived at Femandina, and were received with great hospitality by the citizens. By the Arago we received Mr. Russell's letter of August 5, dated at Washington, to the London Times. The "Special Correspondent" is still, or pretents to be, very doubtful of the ultimate triumph of the Union army. He gives praise to Gen. McClellan for his efforts to reorganize and discipline the great Union force, but then attempts to sneer away the value of his efforts. Mr. Russell evidently endeavors to impress the readers of the Times with the idea that tho Union mriJl nAVAf rftfltnro/l MVva* Af T don papers still opposo the idea of a money loan to the government in Washington, and express the conviction that our war expenses will far exceed the means and liberality of the people. The London Pc?t?government organhas an important editorial on the Bubject of the religious schism likely to be produced in the Protestant Episcopal church of the United States by the secession of the Southern section of the body from the parent foundation and head at the North And in England. THE NEWS. By the arrival of the Arago at New York and the Arabia at Halifax yesterday, we were put in possession of (lies of European papers to the 21st of August, and a telegraphic report of news to the 25th of that month. The news by the Arabia is two days later than that brought by the North American and published in the Herald yesterday morning. There was a good demand for all descriptions of cotton in Liverpool on the 21th ult. Trices remained unchanged. llreadnUiffs were still dull. Consols closed in London on the 24th of August at 02% for monoy. Queen Victoria had a very enthusiastic reception in Dublin. Richard Oastler, the great factory philanthropist of England, and Cardinals Piccolomini and Santucci are dead. Cotton seed was being shipped in large quantities to India from Suez. Napoleon had again recommended governmental reform to the Pope. Italian affairs in and around Naples were in a very gloomy condition. The Circassian people had proclaimed a republic. The Emperor of Austria had dissolved the Hungarian Diet, and a collision had taken place between his troops aud the people. The India and China mails had reached Malta. It is stated that the Emperor of China had ceded five cities of Tartary to Russia. Cholera was ravaging the famine stricken districts of India. The relations existing between the European ministers aud residents in Japan and the Japanese government were of a very unsatisfactory character. The steamship Northern Light, which arrived at tlus.port yesterday afternoon from Aspinwall, had t>n board nearly seven hundred and *j\ty thousand dollars in specie and thirty thousand stand v arms from California. This wouM have been a i . '1 hau for one of Jeff. Pavis' pirates. The news lium Central and Kouth America is unimportant. A large aud moat enthusiastic public meeting ( KB" wan licld luHt night, at Irving Hall, for the purpose of hearing an address from cx-Secretary Holt. This speech, a full report of which we print to-day, : is one of the ablest and most eloquent that has yet been uttered on the subject of the war for the , Union. On motion of Mr. Curtis Noyes, a vote of thanks to Mr. Holt was paesed by the meeting The Democratic State Convention of New York will meet to-day in Syracuse for the nomination of State officers, and to sing the requiem of the party. The old hunkers and barn burners, the hard shells and the soft shells, the Breckinridgers and the Douglasitea, are to form one harmonious whole and unite in offering up prayers for the departed greatness of democracy. The only t'.iscord that is anticipated will be likely to come from the strong desire of b .th the Tammany und Mozart Halls factions of this city to be present at tho death, and as only the representatives of one wing can be admitted, there may result a little pulling and hauling between these parlies to secure a recognition, and in order to gain seats near the altar during the funeral ceremonies of the day. Tho State Central Committee of the National Union party, of this Jytate, will meot to day in Syracuse; but what they w ill do, or what on earth there is left for them to do, is one of the modern wonders. The State Convention of Georgia was to havo been held to-day in Milledgeville to nominate a candidate for Governor aud to select Presidential electors; but the meeting lias been postponed to i;.e inn. The Southern report of the capture of the two rebel forts at Hatteras Inlet differ* materially from the official accouut rendered to the government by General Butler. Here are the figures as given in each report of the number of men engaged and the amount of ammunition in the forts after they vrere taken:? Northern Southern Report. Report. Troops with expedition M)0 4.000 Men in forts 743 300 Powder, barrels tf None. Powddr, kegs 175 None. Cannon cartridges 156 None. The rebel War Department at Richmond lias authorized the establishment of recruiting stations in the States of Missouri, Kentucky, Maryland and Delaware. What will the neutrality party of Kentucky say to this? A writer in a Savannah paper proposes that the prisoners of war now held by the rebels shall be sent to work in the rice swamps of Georgia. When the rebels learn the result of the late naval expedition to the ' oast of North Carolina they will probably change their tune ill regard to the treatment of prisoners. Governor Gamble, of Missouri, left St. Louis for Washington on the 31st nit. The Toronto Leader, wliidt appears to be in the secret service of Jefl. Davis, being strong in its support of the Southern rebellion, says that the 5V.V.UU.VU, '" = Ofll" ?"? other Canadian cities, whose business it is "to hover about the hotels and other public places, and to telegraph to the federal agents in the State* tho names and the descriptions of Southern sympathizers who travel in that direction." After the leader throws off this announcement it goes into a small paroxysm over this diabolical abuse of British neutrality. It is proposed to hold a grand Union meeting in Faneuil Hall, Boston. The day has not yet been set. The New Orleans Picayune says the heavy growth of grass in some of the streets in that city "would pay the mower for his trouble." The total number of deaths in New Orleans during tho week ending on tho 25th ult. wu9 eighty-three. So far there has been uo signs of yellow fever. The London (C. W.) Free Press learns from a reliable source that another regiment of tho lino in shortly expeeted to arrive in Toronto from England, numbering about ono thousand men, and that a full field battery of Armstrong guns will iilao be stationed in that city before winter comes on. The brig Arabella, hence at Aspinwall, reports that while crossing the Caribbean Sea she was chased by a suspicious looking brig, which Captain Lindsley supposed to be a privateer. The select committee of the Supervisors on tho revision of the tax levy, through Supervisor Elsy, | uiujr cnairumu, uuvo isbucu lac louuwillg quesI tions in a circular to the beads of the several departments of the city and county government, with the view of adapting their proposed list of retrenchments to the wishes of the officials and the actual requirements of the public servicc:? 1. Havo any changes taken place to the organization, plans or work of your department, or arc any con turn plated, which would allow < ( a reduction iu your ostllri.iteaof proposed ex|>onditures? 2. Can you make or suggest any such changes which would allow your estimates to bo reduced y 3. Gin you postpone the extwudlturu to another year or Any part of the estimates Tor your department, and, if so, how much? Respectfully, 4c., SMITH ELY, Jr., Chairman of Select Comrailteo on Roviuion of Tax Levy. The Commissioners of Excise met yesterday at noon, when a resolution was passed that the Board should adjourn until the 1st day of October next, for the purpose of examining applications for licenses, and giving the police authorities an opportunity to cnforce the law against all persons who may be found selling liquors without a license. About two hundred applications for licenses have been received since the lust session of the Board. Peter H. Cusic, of 208 avenue C; James Caldwell, corner of James and Oak streets, and Henry Becker, 84 Pitt street, were arrested on Monday last for selling liquor without a license. Yosterday morning Captain Julius Ellis, of the ! Seventy-first regiment, and son of Dr. Samuel ; Ellis, died at his father's residence, in Second avenue, of a wound received when leading his company at the battle of Stone Bridge. Although i uu. vntj "luui JfvauB vi hgc, uu 18 Haiti 10 nave been cool and courageous, and was endeared to a jargo circle of friends for his probity and manliness. It is a significant fact that five of Dr. Ellis' sons fought under the Stars and Stripes at Stone Bridge. The cotton market continued to bo excited yesterday arid was again firmer, with pales of about 2,000 bales closing on the basis of 22e. for middling uplands. Owing to moderate receipts, with a fair domestic and export demand, the market for shipping brands of flour was qulto steady, while extra grades wcro dull. Wheat waa steady and in fair export demand, with tolcrab'y free sales. Corn opened firm, but closed with 1<sh buoyancy, while gales were tolerably active for Eastern ports and for export. Pork was heavy aud lower, with sales of mess at $14 50, and some lots wero reported at a less figure, while prime sold at $9 87>i a (10. Sugars were higher and in good demand, and closed at an advance of %c. a >{r. per lib. on the sales of the present week. Tho transactions yesterday embraced about 1,000 lihds. Cuba, at rates given in another column Coffee was steady, with sales of 1 200 bags of Rio at lS.SJc. a 16c., and 130 do , Maracaibo at 14c. Freights were firm, with a fair amount of engagements, especially of grain to England and to continental por Is. More Naval Expeditions.?Wo understand that, sincc the brilliant conquest ofllatteras Inlet, tho government lias resolved upon several other similar expeditions without loss of time. We are glad to hear it, for this is the t-lrortest way to the vital parts of this Southern rebellion. We thus take it in the flank and rear, and compel it to face about to defend j itself. Better still: by our occupation of tho ! inlets and ecaporta of the cotton States we j -i:hm in- aoic, in coon season, to relieve tjio M;inihe-ter cotton f-jdnncrs nnd m:iko them froud Union men. Let us ui.iUe :? bold daub for the headquarter* ot King Cotton, mid we shall m.i 11 have him on the hip on both :idea of the water. W YORK HERALD, WEDN Hie War Conirorenjr In Sow IlandiIt? Iaaiues Dlitcnu?d by the Catholic Hierarchy. We copy from the official organ of Archbinliop Hughes the letters thut have i^cently passed between his Grace a?d the Bishop of Charleston, Dr. Lynch, on the present crisis of , our national affairs. Two?nore important and , interesting documents have not been published j in connection with the war. i The Bishop of Charleston, although evidently | not insensible to some of the weak points of his arorumentB. tells us that he lias arrived at the conclusion that tie separation oi' the Southern States is a fait accompli, and that it is not in the power of tho foderal government to reverse < it. The South, he says, is pot only abundantly supplied with food and even clothing for a couple of years to come, but is making rapid progress in furnishing itself from its domestic resources with the manufactures it has hitherto been compelled to import from the North. This being the state of things, he deprecates the idea of tho inevitable recognitiou of the independence of the seceded States being prefaced by a war "equally needless and bloody." He is bitterly sarcastic on the re- publican party, on whom ho lays the whole blame of the war. "If there is to be fighting," he says, "let thoso who voted the black republican ticket shoulder their muskets and bear the responsibility. Let them not semi Irishmen to fl^ht in their stead and then stand looking on at the conflict, when in their heart of hearts they care little which of the combatants wins." To all this the Archbishop replies, by showing that there had been no violation of the constitutional rights of the South, and that in regard to slavery she is to-day in statu quo?just a? she was at the period of the Declaration of Independence. Although an advocate for the sovereignty of every Stato in the Union, within the limits recognized and approved of by its own representative authority when the constitution was aijroed upon, he maintains that no State has a right to secede except in the manner provided for in that document. Out of the soventv or eicrhtv vears' administration of the government the South had had a fifilytwo years' monopoly of the supreme power. The patronage of the army and navy had been also during that period almost entirely in its hands. The election of the present Chief Magistrate was not, then, a cause sufficient to justify the course which the South has adopted. He was elected not directly, as was alleged, by the black republicans of the North, but indirectly and negatively by democrats North and South, who split upon three candidates, and thus insured the success of the republican nominee. It was under these circumstances that Mr. Lincoln won the contest, and that he was constitutionally elected no one North or South could dispute. The Archbishop denies that there is any disposition on the part of the loyal States to subjugate or conquer the South, and expresses his belief that they look only to the purpose of bringing back the seceded States to their organic condition?ante helium. In reply to l)r. Lynch"s fling about the Irish, he reminds him of the story told by Russell, of tho London Times, who was assured by a Sovtthern editor that as soon as tho war was over tho Confederates would get rid of all tho Irish and foreigners who had fought for them, and that no man should have a vote in the seceded States unions he was an American born. The Archbishop is opposed to tho peace cry at the North. In a crisis like this,, he says, it is expressive neither of a sound principle nor a safe policy, and would only have the cffcct of changing the basis of tho war from that of a sectional into a great party conflict. The only peace suggestion that he thinks practicable at the present moment is the holding, during tho progress of hostilities, of two conventions? one in tho seoeded, and the other in the loyal States?where, in the former, a statement of grievances and reclamations might be prepared, and in the latter a reconsideration of the noiuts in which the constitution mav have proved inadequate to meet the preaent difficulties, the whole to be submitted to a convention of delegates frurn all tliu Stales us Bonn as a common agreement can be effected for that purpose. The first reflection which this correspondence suggests is the characteristic fidelity with which, though ranged on opposite sides, both its reverend anthors adhere to the traditions of the Catholic church and its canonical respect for the principle of authority. They remind us of the adroitneBS with which, in the dissensions which led to the division of the Roman empire, the Catholic hierarchy managed to play their cards, always preserving an interest in both parties, but taking caro to array themselves with the most powerful. On the present question Archbishop llughes is on the right side of the hedge, and will find favor at the Vatican, which always goes in for the "integrity of the empire." Unless wo have miscalculated the strength of our own position, he will win as the prize of his logic the cardinal's hat which has so long been trembling in the balance between the sees of New York and St. Louis. The heads of the Protestant Episcopal Church of England, borrowing a lesson from Catholic policy, have also censured in strong terms the conduct of the Southern members of that denomination in withdrawing themselves from the parent church at the North. Thus the evil example set by rebellion to the civil authority is <1nu^tiAirinr? nil OnAinl nn/1 val in>!/Mia Anr*An!?n^Snn uvotiujiu^ (tit ouviut uuu icu^iuuo ui^aui/<aiiuit in the seceded 3lat<>8, and bringing its people under the ban of all whose opinions are worth caring for. The statesmanlike views and admirable temper displayed in the correspondence of the Catholic bishops will obtain for it a widespread and attentive consideration both here and abroad. It is olosely reasoned on both sides, and presents the clearest resrime of the arguments used by the leaders of the two sections that has as yet been published. It will be observed thut the philanthropic and sentimental aspects of the question are in these letters carefully kept out of view. The writers are j men of too much good sense and too practical < to indulge in references which, in the present excited state of public feeling, could4lead to no possible good. The higher law with them is that which enjoins them to strive by such means as are in their power for the adjustment of the unhappy differences that have plunged the country in anarchy and bloodshed. How different their conduct from that of clerical fanatics like Henry Ward Beeclier and i Choever, who, intent on the pursuit of wild abstractions, only make use of their pulpits as stepping stones to the objects of their insano aspirations. We recommend tlio-e letters of the Catholic bishops si well as Hie nil monition I of the heads of t,Lo i'i'OtOtUmt Episcopal church, ESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, to the attention of all the abolitionist and secessionist parsons throughout the country. They will give them an entirely new view of their duties and responsibilities. Thk Sources oy tub Opposition to tub Cabinet?Tim Tribune Cavinu In.?The most rabid opponent of the administration from the begining has been the TYibune. It has continued its uttacks day after day, and has dono more to baffle the enterprises of the government than all the secession pupers in the country. Now it crioe peccavi in the following language:? The President, wo arc woll asBurod, is ttrm in the oon vlotion that tho efllcieucy of the public aervtce cannot bo improved, and is quite llkoly to bo weakened, by any ctnnKo in bin Cahinot. On this point his facilities fur forming a correct judgment are unsurpassed, and tio is very uniikoly to sudor it to bo overruled by fulmliuktions from public meetings or Journals. We S'lbmit, therefore, that the timo and strength devoted to effecting 11 change in Uio Cabinet might bo moro profitably omjil<>ye I. Now it i8 notorious that the Tribune was tho originator of the opposition against the Cabinet, and, till the present time, has uttered tho principal fulminations. As the organ of the friends of Chase it assailed Seward, and for a blind it assailed at the same time Cameron and others. To counteract the effects of this course the friends of Seward attacked Chase and Cameron, and thus the war of crimination and recrimination has been going on over since the installation of Mr. Lincoln, the attacks and replies being bandied back and forward like a shuttlecock. The public had nothing to do with it, and have taken no interest in it. It is a war of the politicians exclusively, springing from the sorrows of tlio big disappointed and the littlo disappointed, including "the little villain." Or it Statk Election.?"Whatever may be the local issues of our municipal contest, let it bo understood that our approaching State

election will bo controlled by the single issue of a bold, earnest, determined and vigorous prosecution of tho war for the suppression of this gigantic Southern rebellionNo half-way expedients, no tomporiziug middle courses can be permitted. The loyal people of the State are sound upon this paramount question. but the corrunt demasroeues of our rotten huckstering democracy and lobby jobbing republicans are busy in the work of plotting, counterplotting, and buying and selling, in view of the spoils. The rottenness of the de. tnocracy has broken up that party and has broken up the country; and we may judge something of the rottenness of OHr republican intriguers from the miserable old rags, called shoddy, in which many of our troops were marched off to Bull run, under republican management. Let the loyal people of the Empire State stand fast by the Union cause, but beware of shoddy and our shoddy politicians in every shape and form. The basest of all base impositions is shoddy, whether in the shape of cloth or a board of political party patriots. Let the people be vigilant. Taxpaters, Attention !?There are about thirty-five thousand taxpayers in this city, who, year after year, for five or six years past, have been called upon to combine at our charter elections for their own protection against the political robbers and ruffians who have so long lorded it over us. The Tammany conspirators, who, above all others, within the last six or eight years have run up our taxes from tWO mil lion A An imnArwIinrr sotaoilnln nf twelve millions, are moving for another lease of power and spoils; and the corrupt intriguers of Mozart are also at work, and onr smooth and slippery spoils republicans are likewise casting about them for our corruption plunder. All these factions are equally corrupt and ravenous. The only way to meet them is through an independent taxpayers' organization; and we presume that if anything will awaken up our taxpayers to some such movement it is the thirty per cent reduction of their rents which they now suffer, with the promise of a burden of two or three millions more for the next year in the way of Corporation taxes. If these things foil to bring our fellow taxpayers to their senses, we shall be proparod ucxt fui tlieh quiet 8UDnilh<Bkm to the seizure of all the annual receipts from their property by our Corporation jobbers and plunderers. The Tribcne Goinq into the Haxds op the a nr. i ?i?i 4i?i - u. n? ijujvuuvumoio,? n v; uuucistauu liuil n iui . \jtuj, the leader of the great Anti-Slavery Society of this city, and a well known abolitionist, has recently purchased a large number of shares in the Tribune Association, and thus becomes an influential and directive partner in that already distinguished abolition organ. The authority for this statement is Mr. Camp, himself a large stockholder in the Tribune. Until we have this statement from some other authority, however, wc shall not endorse it as perfectly true. Thero is, however, a great deal of effervescenco just now among the abolitionists of the Tribune Association, consequent upon the hard times and their lack of the root of all evil?and good. They propose to cut down the wages of their compositors, in order to retrench their expenses, and, in common with several other journals of the same mind for the same reason, they are preparing a petition to the New York Typographical Asso. ciation, asking for a reduction in the rates for type setting. This we regard as an impudent interference with the rights of free labor. We shall not allow the Typographical or any other association 10 mnaer us irom giving just as much as we please to our employes who do their work well. Abolition works badly anyway, but the Tribune and other newspaper managers will discover that it works most* badly when the abolition of printers' well earned wages is attempted. The Tammany Manifesto.?Tammany Hall has issued a decree casting off the Mozart democracy, and going in for the spoils separately. And the mock heroic airs of superior patriotism which these Tammany artful dodgers assumo are very amusing. Largely responsible, through their affiliations with the Albany Regency at Charleston and Baltimore, for this dreadful Southern rebellion, these Tammany demagogues now endeavor to hide their rascalities under the convenient cloak of a lofty loyalty to the Union cause. Their patriotism, liowcver, is of that class of contraband goods known as shoddy?old rotten woollen rags worked up into new cloth. The taxpayers of this city, who are fleeced to the extent of three per cent upon tht ir real estate to pay the costs of the jobbers and robbers inflicted upon ns by the rule of Tammany Hall, have surely hv this time had enough of Tammany patriotism and Tammany spoliations. And now that Tammany?rotten and utterly corrupt old Tammany?may bo finally disposed of, we hope the KooJ work will he douo. I 1861. Fkkiiont's Pkoclamaj'Jom in Ewoijlnd.?Thif manifesto will be apt to stir up the anti-slavery enthusiasm of England to such a degree as to endanger the cotton Cabinet of Lords Palmerston and Russell, and the present cotton party supporting it. This very party has done it? full share in the work of bringing about this Southern rebellion, by preaching and intriguing in every way against Southern slavery for the last thirty years. Now, when the issue is reduced to cotton or conscience, John Bull has a hankering for cotton; but Fremont's proclamation will be very apt to rouse up the conscience of England as it has never been aroused before. Let us wait and see. Tim Phmoneiw?What to Do witii Them.? The best place in wliiuh to confine the prisoners taken at I latter us Inlet is the old arsenal in the Central I'ark. There they will have a One view and healthy air. This is much better than the tobacco warehouse to which the enemy have consigned our troops at Richmond. From Key lVeit?The Pirate Sumter, &c. U.iltimokk, Sept. 3,1861. A letter from Key West to the Italtimoro American, dated August 26, on board the frigate Santeo, says that on the evening of the 14!h, the steamer l'owhatun camo off PeuasCbla, sayiug that thoy had captured a prize to tho rebel steuiuor Sumter, which waa trying to get into tho river with a largo letter bag, containing letters to Jofl?. Eavis and othora. Somo of tho letters stated tluit tho Sumter was going to a certain part or cruizing ground and would bo there for a stated number of days. So the Commander sent the I'owhut.-ui immediately to look for hor. All waa quiet at Fort 1'ickeng wheu the Sautoe left. The steamer Louisiana waa disabled on her downward trip by an accident to hor. machinery. She waa towod down by tho Adelaide, and towed up again, arriving hero this afternoon. She brings no news from Fortress Monroe. The New York Democratic State Con* vent Ion. SnucBSi, Sopt. 3. To morrow's convention bids fuir to lie oao of the | strongest, in poiut of numbers and character of delegates, hold for many yours by the democracy of New York. There is already a largo attendance, embracing prominent democrats of the Stato, many of whom aro here only as outsiders, but evince a lively interest in tho action of the convention. There is evident unanimity of feeling In respeot to the policy to bo pursued by tho i>arty, and tho expression is generally in favor of a vigorous and earnest prosecution of tho war against any separation of tho Slates, and in favor of Holding forth to tho rebel States tho oircr of peace at auy moment they will return to th> ir allegiance. The resolutions will embody those propositions, united with a condemnation of tho Mate policy of tho republican party, all in favor of * rcconstrucrion of tho Cabiuot on n base calculated to secure public confidence in the administration. Tho threadbare annual quarral betwoen Mozart and Tammany excites some interest. Nearly tho whole of both delegatlOB3 arc on hand, an I are earnest In pressing their claims, although lu tho absence of Foi nan Jo Wood, Clancy, Kennedy and other hotter partisans, and tho "On to Richmond" policy of Green, Tucker and Jay cox, the light lacks much of Its ancient personality and bitterness. It is said that the Tammany delegates threaten to repudiate the Convoution as an anti-war party, if tl.ey are not admitted alone and dcclarod to bo regulars, and unite with tho republicans next week lu nominations. On tho other hand, there Is a report that a bargain Is on hand bctweon Wood and tho republicans by which Dickinson and two nominees of Wood are to bo placod on tho republican ticket, and Mozart is to supiwrt it. These, of courso, aro rumors, startod by thoso in the 'nterest of tho different factions. The probability is that Tammany will be admitted, and Mozart entirely rojected as irregular and opposed to tho war. Mauy of the coun" try delegates aro rgainst Mezart on this latter ground, while the soft politicians rcgar.' this as a favorable time for a final Vettlement of tho New York quarrel and ro cognition of thoir old friends of Tammany. There is, however, a not insignificant forco for the admission of both Bets of delegates, giving the preference on the question of regularity to Tammany; but calling on her, If she is serious in her expression of patriotism, to lay aside factional quarrels and sacrlllco regularity of organization upon tho altar of the country. The John A. Greono organization have cut clear from Mojart, and declaro thoir readiness to endorse any platform and nny candidates that may bo nominated, professing that their greatest wish is to rebuke the republicans by electing tho tickot nominated to-morrow. To night's indications favrr tho selection of Falrchild or Kearney, of Oneida, for temporary Chairman, and Ileman J. Redllold for permanent President. Thero is not much talk of candidates yet, but the chances are that Judge Comstock, Secretary Jonee and Engineer Richmond will bo renominated. For Comptroller, tho name of John J. Taylor ol Tioga appears most prominent. Judgo Allen,of Oswogoj Judgo l'aico, of Schenectady, and Judgo Scott, of Saratoga, aro also named. Tho choice for attorney Generaj will lie betweon Francis Kornan and Lyman Tremaine. Ex-State Prison Inspector Rhodes and Charles C. B. Walker have the Inside track for Inspector; but ex-Inspector Ru?sell is aigo In the Odd. W. W. Wright will probably bo nominated for Canal Commissioner. Deun Richmond's heodquartors are at tho Syracuse .House, where tho Tammany delegates are mustered; whilo Peter C'aggor and Mozart are at the Yoorhies House. Tho principal hotels are rapidly filling np. More Rebels Sent Below. Potcctivo Slowey took into custody Mr. John C; Rahming, a merchant, of 30 South stroet, charged with rondoring aid and comfort to the rebels. It is alleged against Mr. Kahining that whilo in Nassau, N, P., recently, ho held out Inducements to tho captain of tte schooacr Arctic to take some cannon from Nassau to Wilmington, N. C., but tho captain refused to take tho contraband freight owiug to tho great danger attending it. In liK< opinion ho had quite enough to do to run the blockade at Wilmington. Should his vessel be seized by the UQltvl States government, with the contraband articles on bua."d, his liborty would have boon greatly imperilled. By order of Hun. Wm. H. Seward, Secretary of Stute, Mr.'Rahming was taken to Fort Lafayette. LaEt evening Henry A. F.ecve, editor of the RepuUicart . It',i.v7mi/in. of Groeniwint. Island, wits arrestod hr dctectlves Devoe and Sampson nt tlio Hudson River Railroad depot on a telegraphic despatch from Secrelnry Seward, charging said Raave with publishing Becossion nrtlclee. Reeve, it appears, was elected a member to tho Democratic State Convention, and was on his way to Syracuse at tho time of his arrest. He was taken in a private carriage to tho police headquarters, and soon after conveyed to Fert Lafayette. Reeve seemod considerably taken abitck when he found himself a prisoner, but finding that thore was no lot up in his case, ho consented to accompany the ofllcers without resistance. Personal Intelligence. Colonel Bohler of Philadelphia; C. B. Sedgwick, of Syracuse; Judge Martin, of Maryland: A. M. Sherman, of New burg; F. Mooro and wife, Of Detroit; P. L. Harden, of St. Louts; N. A. Hyde, of Tndiona,and W. Tucker, of Baltimore, are stopping at th? Fifth Avenuo Hotel. Ira Murdock and family, and P. J. Holmes, of Washington; H. C. Hnnt,of Boston; II. B. Muu.-um, of Kansas; C. S. King, of Middletown; L. Hall, of Ohio; J. W. Leeds, of Stamford, and J. Warner, of Philadelphia, are stopping at tho Lai'arge House. General Stockton, t>f Nfcw Jersey; Mrs. Frank P. Blair and family, and Charles H. Smead.of St. Louts; Captain Weed, Captain lie Hart, and Captain W. B. Ha/en, XJ. 8. A.; S. B.Simons,of Boston; I>. H. Holmes nod family, of Paris; r>r. BetUV), of Philadelphia, and Mr. Fisher, U. S. A., are stopping at tho Metropolitan Hotel. Hon. C. H. Sherrlll and J. H. Humphrey and wife, of Albany; Dr. W. Kno* and family, of California; J. F. Slater and family, and T. F. Mason, of Rhode Island; F. H. Amory,of the United States Army; E. d. Bell miu wife, of Boston; N. Whoelcr, of Bridgeport; L. C. Ives, of Hartford; D. !*ratt and wife, of Kituira; R. Turner, of Baltimore; S. J. Bowker, of Worcester; Lieutenant B(?yard,of St. John, N. B, and IV Kirkpatrii k, of Philadelphia, are stopping at the St. Nicholas Hotel. Governor K D. Morgan. A. Tan Vechten and R. V. Davlsi of Albany; Hon. C. H. Van Wyck,of Sullivan county; Captain J. Lawrence, of the ship Webster; G. T. Stcdman, of Cincinnati; Major Eastman and Lieutenant J. C. Howell, of the United States Army; Captain Upton, D. F. White and W. D. Swan, of Boston; C. E. Rirworth nnd wife, ai d H. Barnard, of Utica; H. B. Goodyear, of New Haven,and it. c l^wis.of Philadelphia, aro slopping at the As tor House* lir. Wheelwright, of Boston; W. 0. VThlU and 8. B. Cooley.of Cbicajco; Mrs. J. U. Greene, of Wa^h'nxti?, D. C.; Captain R. Wordon, of tlte United iStatrs Navy; C. C. Blague, of Mutsashefu-itu: G. W. Lowory,cf Rost >r, and M. Hart, of Now York, are stopping at the Everett House. The Boston Weekly Bank Statement. Boston, Sept. 3.1881. Capital stock.. $39,281,700 Loans and discounts. 03.530.000 Spccio 6.434,000 Due from other banks 7,407,600 Due to other banks 8,459.000 lkHtftS 22.39f,,C00 , Circulation 6,100,000 WAVAL NEWS. ^ iafuvVL,wi?nnr>^ Tim Frioats Minmnori la yasterday* Ifcilfd omitted tbo name or O. J. Van Brant a* GapUin of U? United States frigate Minnesota, thereby lea ring Ik* command incorrectly designated. The United States war steamer Richmond, Uenoe, ar* rived at Kingston January 21. DEPARTURE OP THE FRIGATE POTOMAC. The frigate Potomac sailed Monday evening from her anchorage off tho Battery, where she has beon lying for the past week. The Potomac is a first class sailing frigate of fifty guns, and until lately 1ms been laid up ta ordiuary 04 tho Brooklyn Navy Yard. It was said jthat she was rotten, ami that probably she would be condemned; but when necessity called for bur presence she was surveyed and found to bo in remarkably good order. She was rapt'lly titled out, and lias been ready for sea some titua. Probably Commodore Stringham's presence lias had something to du with her departure yesterday afternoon. Shu has gone to Fortress Monroe to await further order*. THE 8TEAM FRIGATE SUSQUEHANNA. In our report on Monday or the olllcers of tho Susquehanna we by mistake published the wrong list, giving the credit of commanding that vessel to the wrung parsons. Tho following Is a corroct list:? Captain?J. 8. Cliatincey. Lieutenant andex </fflcer?J. P. Bankhend. Lieutenants?Jonathan Youug, William Gwin, Aaron IF. Weaver. Acting Lieutenant?J. 8. Weslon. Acting Ma/ten?Uuorge W. Llvingatoa, George H- Bra4I bury. Surgeon?Joseph BeaJe. Assistant Surgtan?Jl. C. Nelson. Paymaster?Washington Irving. Lieutenant ofMarines?Philip K. Fendall, Jr. Chief Engineer?George Sewoll. Seeing Assistant Engineers?J. M. Hobby, F. E. Brown. T.iirtl Assistant Engineers?James Kenshaw, til ward R. Arnold, Albert S. Greene, Jamus Buttorworlh, Wm. II. Fuller. I>. M. Greene. Captain's Cierl?Charles W. Cliauncey. Paymaster's Clerk?F. G. Beale. v n tj i !' >v??ll IJ/IIK.II?<H. U. KUlllMVUj Ol V* UrtfcUlllUOj Jamas Wallace. Acting Uoatswain?Charlos Millor. Acting Gunner?William H. Summers. Acting Carpenter?(J. Morris Doughty. Acting Sii i/maker?John C. Herbert. Master's Motet?R. Frank Cook, William U. Oroeler, William L. Churchill, Jamt a U. I tames. TIIE CASE OP LIEUTENANT WOIIDEN OF THE NAVY. TO TIIB EIUTOK OK T11K IIKKALD. It la to he hoped that tho case of Lieutenant John L. Worilen, of the United States Navy, who has been confined In prison at Montgomery, Ala., since last April, wii receive tho early attention of government when prisoners are exchanged. Lieutenant Wordcn was bearer of despatches for the reinforcement of Fort Pickens. lie informed Ucn. Bragg that ho had a verbal dispatch for Captain Adams. Ho was jiermitted by General Bragg to go to Captain Adams' ship, on tho couilitlmi that he should do nothing to interfere with the understanding between Captain Aiums and himself. Lieutenant Wor leu replied that he knew nothing of any understanding between th m, and was s. nt off to the vv-ssol. 0.i his return he called on friends at I'^nwicola, and leisurely stnrted on his journey bark. '1 he tort was reinforced that night. General Bragg, in his chagrin at its reinforcement through his own blunder in passing Lieutenant Wordcn, telegraphed for his arrest. Ho wh* immediately thrown Into jail, where he lias laid evor since. It is no discredit to any officer in our navy to say that a more thorough seaman an 1 high toned honorable man than Lieutenant John I.. Wordcn does not lloal bonoath tho folds of the glorious Stars aud Stripes. Seizure of Gunpowder. svarr.CTKv plot to blow up thh oroton aquepuot. On Sunday ovouiug last a dctective officer by the name of Patrick Kaufman, employed by the Croton Aq educt Commissioners to guard tho line of works in tho vicinity of {listings, at which point they aro tho m >st exp?od to injury between t)ie Crolon dam aud tho city, suspected t'.io movements of two mon on board a small sailing vessel which hail stopped thore. Mr. Kaufman was dually Inducod to board the vessel. Tho Investigation resulted in tlndliig fortyllve kogs of powder, which ho felt confident was intended to bo used in destroying tho Croton aqueduct near that place. On Interrogating thj mer\ charge separately they ma J ft contradictory ftatame. ta relative to their destination and tho jwwdi-i*. Ono told Mr. Kaufman that It was spoiled powder, and he was going to take it; tl\i' nllier said that they wero on tliolr way to Kingston with tho powder, and had landod at Hastings to got'somo supper. Oil examining the powder it was found to bo of excellent quality, UJid in nowise damaged whatever. Under the?o circutnstanr. u, Mr. Kaufman sent for Justice Smith, of Hastings, who detained the suspecte<l parties until tho following morning. Mr. Bo wen, l'ollco Commissioner, was then consulted in rol'erenco to tho matter. That gentleman, accompanied by an oflleer, took the captain of the vessel to Now York, without giving any special directions relatlvo to the disposition of the vessel or powder; consequently, the man on b'<ard embraced an opportunity to slip off, and has nince eluded pursuit. From tho circumstances just referred to, in connection with various intimations which have boen given, it is evident that there Is a drop laid scheme projected to cut off our Bupply of Croton water, and otherwise eMail trouble and privations pan us. Discouraging Soldiers from Enlisting? Arrest ur m Offender* For an hour or two yesterday afternoon iien.-i.iivc Roach and officer Bilcy, of the Sixteenth ward, watchcd a man in tho Fark, who appeared to bo activoly operating to prevent tho enlistmont of mon in tho sorvice oj the govornmont. By dint of close observation tho officers Anally heard the object of thoir suspicions discouraging men from Joining tho Sixty-ninth and other regiments, tolling them Ifthoy bad anything to do they had better stay at home, that tho government wm bankrupt a:i?t unable to pay them, besides making usoof othor language of like Import. Tho offender, who gave lHs n.ign as John Cassiday, was arrested and take:i to jK?lice headquarters, and there locked tip for examination. He is quite a smart man,about thirty years ?f ago, and says ho lives in Middlotown, N. J. He ia an Englishman by birth. The Vermont State Election, Mostpkuwi, Vt.,Sapt. 3,1r61. Our State election was held to-dny. I'arty lines during tho campaign havo been badly broken up, so that no com" pariaon of tho voto of to-day with that of last year can, with propriety, bo made. Hon. Frederick Holbrook, of Brattlcboro, was voted for by tho straight republicans and a portion of the liberal democrats. Hon. B. H. Smalley, of Swanton, was supported by tho stra.ght democrats, and Hon. Andrew Tracy, of Woodstock, by tho Union party. The election lias passed off vorjquiotly, and tho vote seems unusually small. We have "returns of the Governor's vote from tweuty-sevon towns, which ombrace something more than one fifth of tho votes of last year. They give Holbrook 6,59T; Fmalloy, 1,050; Tracy, 841. rno samo towns last year guvo MitrDoiiKS rreji.), u,.w&; Saxe Douglas (dent.), 2,512;?Harvey BrncKinri'lga (dem.), S69. Tho decrease in tho popular veto from that of last year has hen inado from tho opposition to the republican candidate. Wo have re^iorts of forty-soven.ropresentatives chosen, of whom thirty-nine are said to be republicans, eight Union and ono dom< crat. Of the Uniou men several aro known to bo strong republicans. ilaniclpal Election at Wilmington, l>el. WtiMtmaoH, Vol., Sept. 3, At tho city election hold to-day tho entire Union ticket was elocted. Vincent C. Gilpin was ro-electod Mayor by 772 majority out or 1,300 votes. Qnetni County Politic*. GRKK.VPORT, L. I., Sept. 3,1801. The Democratic District Convention for this Assembly dlptrlct, hold here yesterday, elected JJ. A. Hoove and BenJ. Wood and C. R. Merralas delegate# the State Convention on tho 6th, and J. W. Cose and J. W. Gaw-loy as alternates. At tho'Tteimbllcan District Convention, hoML on the 31st of August, W. H. Gleason and Jas. H. Tuttwell were elcctod delegates to tho Republican State Convention. on tlie 11th Inst. A resolution was passed instructing ablegate* to support Union mon, without reference to party, for nomination. Tki Remain* of Father tlaekett. SvRArrsB, i*ept. 3, l?l. The remains of Father narlcelt, pwtor of St. >j|ins, Saline, reached this city In a m< talllc coffin fr<? ttttr.-uoga last evening, and was received at the Central depot l>y hundred* of citlseiis. Tho remains were eseoited to the church, wher-the body Is visited by crowds of iiersona from the different Catholic congregations. Appropriate religions ceremonies commenco at nine o'Clack to marrow morning with the ?fl!co for the dead, after which a grand requiem mass will bo celebrated,, and tBo fuuesat will Immediately follow. Market*. Piin.Aniti.nm, Sep*. 3,1881. Flonr <tall; fresh grsnnd,$5. Whe?# buoy en t: sales of 0,000 bushels red, $1 4 (I 16; whito, $1: 22 a $1 23. Corm buoyant: sales of 2,0001 bushels at 66c. l^rorisions rjufet. . A contract of a quartor of a million of pomais of riibetl sides, with tho Rovernmont, has bwtn made at ZJfc. Whiskey firm at 18c. fc JSHCBrptAixJ, S*r>t. 3, lSdt. FKxrr unchanged. Wfcoat steady: sa!<? 6.100 bi.shel* winter at el^c , 8,0?0 bushels *t>. at #0?c., *>,00? bushel* wbito winter at $1 OS, 1,000 bushes whito Michigan at $1 08 a $'' ' 600 Nishcls Chicago spring at 78^c., 14,000 bushels Chiciieo firing at T9X< "-W? do. at 80c. Corn stonily and in fa* demand: salen f>0,000 bimheU a? 36 Xc., 40',000 bushels at 3#e. Or if. steady: Sales 26,080 bushels at 25c. Other grains quiet Citnal freights #rm. I-ak? Import*--13.000bbls. flour, 110 00* bnsbcls wheat, 151,000 bushels corn. Canal expoits? 134,OW) busliela corn, 10.000 bushels oat?. OBW*oo,Sept.4?r. M. Flour unchangod, at $4 "5 for fancy, from spring wheat. Wheat rather quK t, and parties generally a^ari in their views: sales last night 22.000 bushels No. 2 Chicago spring nt 98c., and 8.800 do. No. 1 do. oni private terms. 0>rn steady: sales lust night and this, ^nomine 11 900 bushfiis Illinois at 30){c. I'oas scarcesales 800 bt.shula Canadian at 81c., ullout. Canal freights steaiiy: 2fle. on flour, 9c. on wheat. 8c. on corn, to'wow York. lAke imjx-.rta?1 5t>5 bUls. flour, 84,OOQ b'.gheto wheat, 76,000 do. corn. Coual dxi'orts?19,0Q0 b-^ehiU wheat, 94,000 do. corn, |

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