Newspaper of The New York Herald, September 11, 1861, Page 4

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated September 11, 1861 Page 4
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4 NEW YORK HERALD.1 JAMBS OOIIOON DBSNETTi E1UTOK ANI) PROPRIETOR. OFFICE N. W. CORNER OK PULTON AND NASSAU HTS. TfiK.VS roth in iitlvmirf. Miynmittnl by mail 'ritl hrittthe t i*k u< the srnder. Aoitr l,ut Hunk tnlh currflH* Mt AVic J Ofk to krn Volume No. 4.V4 AMUSEMENTS THIS EVENING. WINTER OAllUKN. Bioadtvay.?OiNDKHKiXi?Cool, as A t'Ul'UMBKK. fc'PW HIIWK11T THEATRE. Howerv?Buli. Ron?Tuk Vill'.M* W IIH)W?t*,IK. UCIV o.- Title (iI.K.N. HAKNI V'8 AMEltlCAN MUKEfM, Broatway.-Oay and liri'iiliiK?11?K i:< Au.?I.ovk in U?*M-Uim?? roiAMUs. Ska Lion, and Othkh Cohiositix*. BRYANTS' MINSTRELS, M whan In*' Ilall, 472 Broad. WrtJ.?Soxus, lJANCKK, I.UW.KSQUKK, id,?Wid? Awakk. j MELOllEON CONCERT MALL, No. 530 Broadway.? | Songs, i)*m i.s, HuHLKHausa, Ac.?Ireland ix i-Ou. CANTERRl'KY MISIC 11ALL, 688 Broadway.?SoUGf, Danckh, BlKi.KSyOM, AO. OAIETIKS CONCERT ROOM, flirt Broadway.-DiiAWma | Uooh Kxtektainmkkti Bai.i.kts, I'aktomimxs, Parch*, Ac. AMERICAN Ml'SIO HALL, 4? Broadway.?Sonus, Bau \ I.KTS, 1'A.NTOtHMKt. ,V0.?M iSjUKKADK ijAI.I.. CRYSTAL VALACK CONCERT II ALL. No. 43 Bowery.? i BCHI.KHktl'KX, SO?(! :% llAKCKS, AV.?Hl.AOK STATU. Ktw York, H't'iliii iiilajr, September 11,1801 & OUR W/_Ti IWL-V1?H. Another Eil.imn, with Several New and ,h. Iiu|H>itant ]|api> . Wt) publish (iin'tli er edition of our war maps tojEr day> H will embrace several additions, such as tlic , map of the C<>a*t of North Carolina; one of the present Seat ot W ur in Missouri, Kentucky, ArVans?s juid jTenno ee; the ?flici%L.diagram of the (tattle of Hull rue. and an excellent plan of the laltle field ai Wilson's Creek, Missouri. Amenta (Jesiring copies eqnested to send in their orders immediately. > ugle copies nix cents. Wholesale price the Mtinr u.? for the Wkkklv Hkkalp. TH IC - S TLT ATIO.V. Tirt movement* it> i 10 neighborhood of Washington and the Po?f>in?i<s hit ve sunw potato of interest, although not ut particularly nmrkftd importance us far an yet ias< eri.iiued. Some slight skirmishes hail occurred 11 .. .! i the day, but not hint: serious. The rebel picki had been withdrawn, and a concentration of tl^ ir troops in the neighborhood of Chain Ilridge h.id become apparent. Every manoeuvre was. however, carefully watched and noted down by. the I'nion forces. The greatest .o t v ty is prevailing in all the departments of the N'avy Yard at Washington. Nearly two thou'- ind men are employed, many of them night and d >y. A large quantity of shot, shell and amn uult'on are daily forwarded to proper points. IHhlgren rifled cannon are made with great rapidiiy. Keamen are being daily drilled in howitzer practice, with mark i d success. The Thirteenth N. w York Volunteoiii have been joined to another brigade, and are ready and willing to do their duty, so as to wife away the disgrace of their former conduct. The government are determined to reduce tin 'r telegraphic expenses, and have issued an order to mat enect. me teiegraplt is not to be used, except in cases of public necessity, otherwise than at the expense of the person sending the message. Governor Curtin presented the Pennsylvania troops with the liars ordered by the Legislature of that ytate, at the request of the Society of the ('inoinnati of Pennsvh ania. The ceremony was imposing, and durirg the proceedings, General McClellan delivered his maiden speech to the troops. The address was characteristic of the man, being, like his military despatches, remarkable for its Napoleonic brevity and clearness. (Jeneral McClellan restored to the Seventy-ninth regiment of New York State Militia the colors which had been taken from them, expressing a hope that the re^'nient would not again have to part with them except in an honorable manner. The day will be an eventful one in the history of many of the troops now in the vicinity of the capital. A report had reached Washington to the effect that the rebel steamer George Page had escaped, and had captured several barges containing government stores; but the rumor was apparently without substantial basis, if not entirely false. The news from Gen. Hanks' column is cheering. The rebels had thrown up a two gun battery at Conrad's Ferry; but shortly after its discovery one of the Union field batteries was brought to the scene of action, and engaged the rebel works, throwing spherical case shot with considerable effect, causing a stampede among the chivalry. Tin?re seems to be a little trouble anion# the rebel troops. A whole Mississippi regiment is reported to have revolted on Saturday last, broken their nmskets to pieces, nnd started for home. A oomplete demoralization of the army is apparent. Thirteen rebel regiments have left for their homes since the capture of the forts at Hatteras. The sarcnsmi of the Richmond papers relative to the capture of the forts at Hatteras Inlet are very biting, and censure the rebel government severely. General l>ix has forbidden the Mayor of ISaltijnore to continue the payment of the old police force, to which edict Mayor Brown had very reluctantly nignificd bin compliance. The news from Missouri indicates a strict enforcement of martial law in St. Louis. The l'ro\ osl Guard is to be respected by officers and soldiers as well as by civilians. From Holla is received reports of two skirmishes?one ou Dougal's Prairie, Gasconade county, and the other at Cuba. Tn the former case two rebels wore killed and eight taken prisoners, and in the latter ten rebels were killed and thirty-four horses captured. No engagement is known to have taken place between General Rains (rebel) and Colonel Jim Montgomery up to Friday last, by which it mo 1/ Im> / /.*!?. ll!-l<.ll Ka.1 U 1. ? win xmi otun was still safe. General I'rice was reported within fifteen miles of that place, marching onward to join General Rains, wlun the united forces would number about seven thousand. ExGovemor Jackson is said to have left Springfield to join the State forces. General Ben. McCulloch wax last heard of at Fort Smith en route for Fort Walker, Arkansas; but it is suspected that his troops would hover about the border so as to be In readiness to advance and act in concert with the Mishourinas xhouM his services be needed. General Aitdursoi had arrived at Louisville, 1051 I where he will take command of the Kentucky loyaltroops. The State is reported to be iu a very dis turbed condition. Tlie United States blockading steamer Montgomcry, Captain T. Darragh Shu w, entered the harbor of Apalachicola, with another steamer, on the afternoon of August 27, and captured the ship Finland and schooner New Plan, taking the masters and crews of the vessel* prisoner!. Finding it difficult to secure both vessels, the captors set fire to the Finland, but brought the other safely away. From Great Britain the following news is very interestingI)r. Russell's latest letter to the London Times says that the issue in America is rapidly narrowing between slavery and abolition. He thinks that the President will soon declare all the slaves within tho limits of the United States army free. The Tims* editorially advises a compromise between the North and the South. The ship Thos. Watson, Captain Allen, had cleared from ^hrwpool for Charleston. South Carolina. There arc some curious circumstances connected with this vessel. About the time the blockade was first being enforced, the Thomas Watson, supposed to contain contraband articles, was suspiciously wrceked on the coast of North Carolina. She was afterwards floated off, and left Wilmington for LiverpootfVith a cargo of itaval stores. Khe now again sails for a rebel port, and will doubtless try to fuu the blockade. , t The intelligence from Bermuda, bearing date August 30, gives the information^tjiat au, officer of the retihl navy had arrived per - ttft ' JMtitfh mail steamer Delta, and had been desirous of purchasing the British schooner Hound?a very fast vessel..$Hfiia offers had, howovrr, dev olined by the owners. The rebel officer proceeded to St. Thomas, on his way home. It is also reported that a suspicious looking schooner had been hovering around the Bermuda Islands for several days, refusing to take a pilot. THE NEWd. The arrival of the North Briton at FaJJier Point, and tjie Htmmonia at New York, yesterday, put us in possession of details of the European news to the Hoth of August. It is not so late as that from the Africa, off Cape Ilace, but is very interesting notwithstanding. Mr. Rnsrell's Washington letter of August 10, to the London Times, with some extracts relative to the cotton supply of England, the shipmt nt of troops for Canada, and tlio trade of France, as affected by the v, ar, are given elsewhere. The Hammonia brings $10,177 in specie. By the Hammonia we learn that the American b;ir!>' California had arrived at Hull, England, and reported being boarded by the privateer Jeff. l>avis about one hundred and fifty miles southeast of Hermnda. The privateer hoisted the French Hag of distress, in consequence of which the cap tain of the California bore down to her. The commander of the JefT. Davis requested the. California to back topsails, an he wanted to fend a letter on board. In place of the letter being handed in, the boat's crew, eight in number and armed to t.he ti et.h. boarded her and demanded the ship's papers, vhich were immediately delivered up. The e.trgo proved not of a nature, being pine and pitch, to suit them, they therefore let them go. The People's Convention, for the nomination of candidates for State officers on a decided war platform, assembled at Syracuse yesterday. The attendance wan quite numerous, including many political managers of the republican, democratic and defunct Knrtw Nothing parties. As will be seen I y our reports, that the harmony of the preliminary proceedings was marred by rowdyish demonstrations, which resulted in the expulsion of Mr. William I>. Murphy, a delegate from Albany, who was charged with belonging to what is known as the white feather party, while at a later stage the entire Albany delegation were sent adrift. The remainder of the session was occupied in perfecting the organization of the Convention and in appointing committees to arrange business fi r future action. It is evident that the republicans have control of the Convention, and will arrange matters to suit themselves. The Republican State Convention of New York will meet to-day in Syracuse. The nominations made by this Convention for State officers, if the candidates are worthy to fill the places f,ir which they are put forward, will be equivalent to an election, as there is now no political organization in this State sufficiently formidable to make a decent show of opposition. As the republicans have now secured the confidence of the people in these trying times, they should be careful tint to betray them by holding up for their suffrages ?. oaten <>1 old part)- luieks nrul army contractors, who make polities a trade and cheating a profession. Ciivo us fresh men, good men and honest men, a-id all will go well. A State Convention will bo held to-day in Milledpeville, Georgia, to nominate a candidate for (iovernor and select electors for President and Vice President of the bogus short-lived confederacy. Tliis Convention whs to have been hold on the 4th inst., but for some reason was postponed. Peace meetings have etFeeiually played out, and enthusiastic Union meetings are now being held in all parts of the Northern States. A call, with seven hundred names attached, is made for a Union meeting in Newark this afternoon. lion. Lyman Tremaine, who was nominated by the Democratic Convention of this State for Attorney General, has declined to run. He is a Tnion democrat, and cannot swallow the secession part of the platform. Who is the next? The Congressional committee appointed at the last session to ventilate the numerous contracts made in connection with the carrying on of the war met on last Monday at the St. Nicholas Hotel, but adjourned without transacting any business. Mr. Van Wyck is chairman of the committee, which will reassemble next Monday, and pr.ibably enter upon the work before them in earnest. Some rich developements may be expected. A serious revolt took place among the Xcw Vnrk Rifles. near the c.amn nt Willott's Point .... Momlay night. An entire company, as far as it had heen ma le up. attempted to desert en masse, at the instigation of Capt. Cresto, their commander, in order to join another regiment in New York. They were stopped by a special patrol en route, and ordered to return to the camp, and on refusing they were fired upon by the patrol. Two men were killed on the spot and five were sevrri-lv wounded. Capt. Cresto and several of the men have been arrested, and the affair is being investigated by the Coroner. A great effort has heen made on the part of (ho rebels in Missouri to get hold of the city r! Jefii-rson, the capital of the State, in order to secure tin meeting of the secession Legislature, which adjourned on the 4th of May last to meet again in that city on Monday next, the 16th inst. As th<attempt has thus far proved fruitiest, and there being no immediate danger of its success, we expect in a few days to hear that cx-(?t*vprnor .Jack son has called on the members to assemble at i I.ittle Rock, Arkansas, or iu some part of the InI dian Reservation. The Union ticket for State officers in Ohio contains the names of three democrats, three republicans and one national Union man. it is said that lion. John AW Reld, representative in Congress of the Fifth district of Missouri, has no intention of again taking his s<?at iu the House of Representatives. As soou as Congress mcvts he [ YORK IIEKALD, WERN will probably bo expelled. Ho is raising a regimont of rebels to aid Jackson and McCulloch. We have intelligence, which is published in another column, that the privateer Sumter went into a British port in the island of Trinidad on the 30th of July, and after remaining live days and taking on board one hundred tons of coal, sailed again on her piratical cruise. We learn the captain threatens to hang from the yard arm every prisoner ho takes if any harm is done the crew of the Savannah, who are now confined in tiiis city. Wo learn further that the Sumter run into Surinam on the 20th of August for coal, but was refused a supply by the government. Gen. Anderson arrived at Louisville on the Ctli inst, en route for Frankfort, Kentucky. When he arrived at the former place he was In plain citizen's dress, and not being recognized by the Deputy Marshal, he had to submit to have his baggage thoroughly searched. The "sacred soil" of Kentucky has been again wuntonly invaded by the raising of a full company in Louisville called the Ellsworth Zouaves. The ?* Atiinninf la aiiiirolir nf nafiifi. Ki\m Kl>n. V'liiI'ftiijr ID V1IMIVIJ VI 11 ttWiu U./.I. ?.vtnckians. They have oflercd themselves to the government, been acccpted, and are now at (Jump Holt. A couple of families recently passed through Cincinnati in a most wretched condition, ami by stating that they had been expatriated from North Carolina on account of their Uidon sentiment*, they elicited the sympathies of a number of persons, who gave ftiem money to help them on their journey. On the Gth inst. two other families, apparently, appeared in the same localities, and said they had been driven out of Tennessee. They, too, received a considerate BUjn from patriotic citizens, [t was subsequently ascertained that the families from North Carolina and the families from Tennessee were composed of abovt the game individuals. , Major Witt. II. Dike, who has been nominated for Governor of Minnesota by the People'* Union Convention, i* attached to the First Minnesota ro? giinent of Volunteers, now on the Potomac. An Odd Fellows Lodge in Jersey City has ordered live hundred dollars of its funds to bo invested in the new government loan. The assessed valuation of real estate in the city of Boston this year is $)i!7,335,i>00, and of personal property $107,!>45,:!00, making u total of $275,281,200. Since 18t!0 there has been a gain on real estate of $3,444,600, and a loss on the value of personal property of $5,024,400. Charles A. Harris, son of E. C. Harris, while enga^ud at gymnastic exercises at Nyack on the 6th inst.. fell from a post to the ground and was almost instantly killed. The steamer Ospray, Kenney, which arrived yesterday morning from Providence, brought on freight. 320 bales of cotton. The steamship Marion, J. D. Phillips, United States Navy, commander, i t now loading, at pier i North river, government stores for Key West. She will also touch at Havana. Thorn was a boiler feeling In the cotton market yestord't.v, owin;; in pari to the favorable news hy tlio Africa, l'lio salrs embraced between 600 .iiut 700 tales, closing on the basis of 'lie. Tor middling uplands. Tlio triulo drny ilmt any cotton lias been r>ruive<l here from Providence for shipment to Liverpool. It was said tliat some pur cliases were made at the Kits! awhile bae.k on speculation, and brought to New York to bo resold lo spinners and on K|>eeulali<'n, and the supposition wns Uiat some of it may have renehod the place or Its vicinity from whence it came. Tlio demand for flour was good, anil prices for shipping brands of Slate and Western were rattier Itrinor. Tliere was also nvire inquiry for Maryland und Delaware flour, in |>art for export. Wheat was active, and prices for prime shipping lots wore Arm and Die demand good, while the higher grades wero irregular. .. .u In r.n.trl r.H . .wl llrt.w.- Ci\w I,ii...i?Wo ... .... Ull|n l?l 1 of Western niixed, which cloand at 49c. n 49,'^c. l'oik wan In avy, hut more active, with sales ol' mens :it $U5 75 unil ni $14 for I o ivy barrels, and prime at. $9 75 and $10 for extra barrolt-. Sugars worn active,and in gooddomand. The mnrket cloi?e?l at an advance of 'jc. por ll>. on the call s of the week. The transactions fooled up about fi.COO hhds. and 1 ,300 boxos, al rates Riven in an other cultiinn. Ooffeo wan active and tlrm.with Hales of i J(',000 bags Kio, within the rany of 13c. a 15c., but | ehielly at 14'in. a 1413'c. Hates' fflr frlcghls were bus taimvl, while engagements wcro moderate. .Sever;.I charters were made on t'-rms given clue where. Our Popular Kutloual I.nun ut IIoiik and Abroad. If there ever was it period since (he breaking out of this wicked rebellion when any depression or misgiving or doubt us to its result weighed upon the public mind, and exercised any influence on the supply of the national government with the funds necessary to carry on the war against the rebels, that lime has passed away. The people realize that now there is no longer any danger of the government being overthrown or the Union dissolved. The clouds are breaking, the prospect is brightening, the discomfiture or disorganization of the rebel army is recognized (o be close at hand, and a feeling of entire confidence prevails throughout lite loyal Stales. The consequence is. (hat bankers, capitalists, professional men. tradesmen, mechanics, domestic servants and all who have money to invest, from the sum of fifty dollars up to thousands and hundreds of thousands, are coming eagerly forward to subscribe to the national loan authorized by Congress. The Secretary of the Treasury has recently commenced organizing the necessary means to facilitate subscriptions throughout the country, and, in addition to the Sub-Treasury offices in this city, lioston, Philadelphia and St. Louis, is appointing five hundred agents in the principal towns and cities to open subscription books. These books are to be kept open fifteen days, within which time persons in all parts of the country will have the opportunity of participating in the benefits which this investment offers, and at the same time of manifesting their confidence in the stability of our institutions. An unfriendly disposition in regard to our national loan was at first exhibited by the English press and statesmen. The influential London journals cautioned British capitalists against I risking their money in any sucli investment; i and even Lord Palmorston intimated in the I House of Commons, in reply to a fjue-ifion about ' furnishing arms ami money to the United States. that such act might be construed into a violation ! of English neutrality, and the person* so offendj ing might be proceeded against according to law. All this was a very gratuitous, uncalled I for and wholly unnecessary manifestation. . There is capita) enough in this country, and patriotism enough to sustain the arm of tin* ' government and enable it to crush the rebel! lion, were tlie rebel resources ten times u? I great as they are. Hut it probably will not re; quire the expenditure of n larger sum than the two hundred and fifty millions authorized to be borrowed, and which is an insignificant item when compared with the vast wealth and resources of the country. The real and personal property owned in the loyal States alone is estimated, independent of products, at eleven thousand millions of dollarsThis fact, taken in connection with the imposition of income and property tax and other fiscal measures for the purpose of providing for the payment of interest and defraying the ordinary 1 expenses of the government, gives to the loan a character of undoubted security. If, therefore, it bo the good will and pleasure of the Uritish authorities and journalists to ESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, ] discourage or restrain the capitalists of England from embarking any of their surplus means in the American loan, they are welcome to do their utmost in that way. lint those same capitalists have now invented in our State,railroad and other securities no less thau live hundred millions of dollars?double the entire amount of this loan? and we do not see that they aro manifesting any disposition to realize or that those securities are being depreciated in foreign markets. That looks as if there wore no very serious apprehensions felt abroad as to tho results of our present troubles. And yet, if this rebellion were to be successful and the republic disintegrated, such securities would not average fifty per cent of their present market value. Well, then, Hince there is no alarm felt for them, we think (hem need not be any felt for (hose of the general government. The American people feel none. We think that the people of England or France feel very little. Indeed, as an evidence that, at all events, the capitalists of those countries do not, we may mention the fact thai there are large orders hore for the purchase on foreign account of lots of the national loan, but at prices below par. The would-be purchasers seemed to imagine that the loan would be sold at least as low as 95, or perhaps

!)0 per cent, and framed their orders on that supposition. We need not say how egregioiisly mistaken they are. Our government gives the amplest security and the highest interest for the sums which its present necessities demand, and there is no reason why it should submit to any shave, tf the great capitalists of the country had not evinced the willingness which they did of coining ?o the aid of the government, all that would liavo been ticcessary was an appeal to the people, nnd the funds would have been forthcoming^ j^any e\ent there would have been no selling below par. That appeal to the people is now being made; but it is in reality only to lighten tin* responsibilities of the banks, which have subscribed for the first fifty millions. The successful examples of the national loans in France, Italy and Prussia have not been lost on the government of the United States, nor will our people be slower than theirs in bringing their saving^to the national treasury. We should not be mrprised if, notwithstanding adverse inflLftuiicea, there should spring up a great competition from abroad tor our government securities, paying as they do an interest of ceven and three-tent lis per cent. The Rank of England In us reduced its rate of interest to four per cent. Tho Tiritish consols, paying but tliree per cent, are sold at about ninety-one. and the French rentes, paying four and a half per cent, are sold at about ninety-eight. The advantages of our government loan, as well secured, certainly, us the national debts of either England or France, are obvious to the simplest mind, and it would be something very remarkable if there should not be a very considerable investment in them on foreign account. President Lincoln as a Lkttkk WitrrKit.?We have already referred to a recently published letter or two of President Lincoln in reference to the war. One of these, a familiar, off hand note to Secretary Cameron, suggesting the immediate appointment of Lane, of Kansas, as a general of volunteers, was very much to the point in this particular instruction: "Tell him, when he starts, to put it through; not to be writing or telegraphing back here, but put it tlirouj?u. uuuit novice, una 11 is 10 oe hoped that every one of our military anil naval leaders, who knows what should be done, and has the means witli which to do it, will "put it | through," and "not he writing or telegraphing hack" to Washington, hut "put it through.*' We respectfully submit, however, that President. Lincoln falls short of the mark in his reply to the very cool and impudent manifesto of the secession Governor Magoffin, of Kentucky, touching the neutrality of that State. The President writes apologetically, and condescends to make such explanations to Magoffin as will bo calculated to soften his wrath, instead of addressing him as a traitor, in league with traitors, and warning him of the consequences of his treason, if carried too far. It strikes us, too, that had the President., for tin* sake of the Union, devoted an hour or two in his reply to Magoffin in an exposition of the folly and fallacies of this Southern rebellion, and (he imperious necessity and duty devolving upon all honest men to put it down, a new and powerful impulse might have been given to the Union cause, not only in Kentucky, but in every other State, North and South. It will he universally admitted that General Jackson"* elaborate expositions of (ho constitution, the law. and the duty and policy of the government, pending the nullification treason of South Carolina in 1832 and 1833, operated to an incalculable extent to strengthen the Union cause, and to suffocate that nullification attempt at rebellion. So now, if President Lincoln and his Secretary of State were to seize, from time to time, the occasion of some inquiring letter or complimentary diplomatic despatch for an exposition of the bad cause of this rebellion, and Ihe constitutional duties a#d policy of the administration in the prosecution of the war, much good would doubtless result to the Union cause North and South. I With thwe views upon the subject, we hope ; that the President or Mr. Seward will seize the J earliest occasion for a deliberate exposition of ! the necessity for a vigorous prosecution of this war. defining its objects and the broad distinctions to be made between loyalty and treason in our revolted States. We of the loyal States are fighting for the government, for the Union and for popular institutions; and hence our loyal people desire and should have the fullest information, from time to time, of the views and objects of the administration. Ol It NltltTilKRN Kt.ections OS TIIK WAR Q(t,s1 tiox.?The Vermont election the other day was all on one side?on the war question ; and j our returns from Maine run overwhelmingly in the same direction. Hut there is a party, or rather rump, hump or stump of a party, in New York which will be more effectually repudiated in November than has been anyone of the little impracticable peace factions of the day in any quarter. We refer to the Janus-faced war and peace democratic faction of Dean Richmond, Peter Cagger ?fc Co. This miserable faction, which blows hot and cold with the same breath, which prays "good Lord, good devil, have mercy upon us," having sounded all the depths and inlets of corruption, is now among the breakers from attempting to run a false channel, and great will be tlje universal joy when this rotten old Regency hulk is broken to piec<?. llKi.mo One's Friends.?Two of our city contemporaries?the one an evening, the other a morning paper, and both professed republican organs?have published accounts} of a couple of 1861. _ secrot naval expeditions said to be fitting out by tho government against the Southern coast. Not only are details of the preparations given, but the names of the places against which the squadrons are intended to operate. Is this helping one's friends? Hut is it not a direct infringement of the fifty-ninth clause of the articles of war ? Eni.istmknth.?Recruiting seems to be resuming something of the activity that it exhibited at tho beginuing of the war. This is owing to the increased confidence that is felt in the organization of our army nndor the young and able generals who have been placed at the head of the different military departments. Our soldiers are now better fed and are in all other respects as well provided for as any troops iu the world' Owing to the recent arrangements made by the Secretary of War, they will for the future receive their pay with unfailing regularity, and can, by the allotment system, where they prefer it, have it paid over to their families with tho same punctuality. There is no mechanic who can be said to be iu the enjoyment of as much comfort, as much leisure, or as much pocket HQ Ilia TN.WjwI Tl. . t l.n life is a healthy one wo had abundant evidence in the condition of the three months men when they returned from Virginia. Those enlisted here, and who had been engaged in mechanical occupations, went away haggard and sickly looking, from the effects of insufficient food and closo confinement. They returned robust, hearty, and ready to encounter the hardest work, showing that, notwithstanding tho complaints made of the commissariat, and some of which were at that time undoubtedly truo, the soldier's life was infinitely more conducive to their bodily vigor than their former pursuitsOil the whole, thero is no better employer than Uncle Sam. 1 le is neither a had pay nor a hard taskmaster, like Uncle Sambo, who gives those who serve under him more kicks than cents. Will Thky Figut oh Fall Back ??This is the question suggested by the delay of the rebels in the matter of tho conquest and occupation of Washington. From Alexandria to Harper's Ferry, along a line of over aixty miles, they have been throwing out their feelers for a weak place at which to cross the Potomac, but it does not appear that they have found one. We sus pect that their opportunity has gone by?that they are beginning to realize the fact, and that they are hesitating between the desperate expedient of storming our defences and the demoralizing alternative of falling back into the interior of Virginia. It they hesitate a few days longer, we shall next hear that they are moving " onward to Richmond." If we may believe a tithe of what we hear of the sufferings of the rebel soldiers from the want of proper food and clothing, and from the ravages of the smallpox, measles, fevers and other diseases, we may feel assured that Beauregard is meditating more upon the necessary preparations lor a retrograde movement than upon the division of the spoils of Washington. At all events, he must soon make up his mind to attack our lines or to repel an attack, for, from all appearances, McClellan is prepared for a fight, and thoroughly understands bis game. Tub SruitreifooTKiw roit Our Aiimy.?Two more companies of Colonel Berdan's sharp shooters leave to-day for Washington. The idea thrown out by this gentleman has been seized upon In all parts of the country by crack shots, and instead of one regiment, two are now being organized, and the companies, as they are filled up and tested, sent forward to the national capital. The test is a string of ten shots of fifty inches, at a target two hundred yards distant?that is, the whole ten shots must not foot up a greater distance from the bull's eye than fifty inches; in other words, the sharpshooter must not hit the target further from the central point than five inches on an average eacb shot, at a distance of two hundred yards. This is a very severe test, and is sufficiently accurate for all practical purposes. Hut the companies generally excel this shooting. The Michigan company (101 men) made a target of twenty-seven iuches, which is an average of about two and three-fourths inches each shot from the fnill's eye. Two regiments of such sharpshooters must prove most deadly in their tiring upon the foe, particularly in the havoc they will make among the officers and horses. RkvivaIj oi'1 Bcsinksh.?All the indications around us denote a renewal of public confidence and commercial activity. That unfailing index of returning prosperity, the advertising business of the newspapers, daily exhibits increasing evidences of it; strangers are beginning to flock into the city, and the hotels, if not full, are becoming so; our merchants wear more cheerful and hopeful faces, and money is as plenty and sis easy as e.ver, as wc weeks ago foretold would be the case. The loan which is so rapidly being taken up is as rapidly being spent by our soldiers and sailors, as well as by those engaged in the industries that have been created or expanded by the war. These have given employment to vast numbers of operatives, whose wants have in turn given employment to others; so that in reality the condition of the working classes, so far from being impaired, is much improved. All this shows the facility with which Americans adapt themselves to a new order of things. If. three months ago. any one had predicted that commercial confidence would be thus early revived to this extent, he would have been laughed at as a fool. Under such ; cheering circumstances, it is not looking forward too sanguinely to anticipate a lively fall and a stiff spring business. i T> /- imu | IVIM.NI t *iv* tv^ir.M run iTfi.^r.n.iu vv vw???a uc ; government ought to F<?n<I immediately large reinforcements to General Wool, placing at his disposal an army of 25,000 men. with which, on board the fleet, he could operate against any portion of the Southern coast where an opportunity offered. It would servo as a ?prl of flunking force to strike at uncertain points, and thus keep the enemy continually in a state of alarm, compel him to send a large number of his troops to defend the coast, weaken his army in Virginia, and reduce the strength also of the : force on the line of the Mississippi. We hope this policy will be carried out vigorously at once. The Libel Salt of Hornee fiwflry. PtOiRI, N. V.,Sopt. 10. IHtil. The ciiit for libel brouxlil by Hon. I). C. Llttlejobn UKUitiit. Horace Greeley was called up I hie afternoon bofore Judge Bacon. Tliaro 14 an immense attendance of witnesses oh both Hides, bill the grentest number on the part of the dol'cnilant. Thnrlow Weed, IXiir (agger, I Abraham Van VVchten, George Oplyke and other nota! bl> b arc hero. The sheriff is after Uiorgo Ijiw with an attachment. K seems that the legislature of wiuter before last is to be thoroughly overhauled. The counsel for the plaintiff aro D. II. Marsh, J. C. Churchill, Henry A Foster iuid Ch*rlo? n <3?'-wick Tho defendant has retained Messrs, tirant and Allen, of <18wego, J. C. ^UUuas,ot Kcw York, au l Mr. Porter, of Albany. Expected Arrival or the Prince De Joln Ilia. It is senorally ospoctod that the Prlnco De JolnvlU* will arrive hero by tho Africa to-day, and that ho will be accompanied by his son, whom he intend* placing In our Naval Academy at Newport for tho purpose of giving htm tho best naval Instruction. Permits for hie luggage were being made out at tho Custom House yesterday. Another Railroad Accident. Rklay Hocbb, Sept. 10,1881. Tho six o'clock morning train from Washington cam* into coiligiuu this morning wilh some cattle on the track at Kile Ridge, tandrigo, ten milos south of Baltimore. The engine teuiier, mull ami baggage cars wero smashed, ana of llie passenger cars injured and the rails torn up. The mail agent, baggage master, engineer and llremaa wore slightly Injured, but fortunately no passengers wore hurt, although their escape was miraculous. Tho traia will be delay ed lor a few hours. Market*. PHILADELPHIA STOCK BOAKD. l'wuLDU.niu, >s>pt. 10, 1801. Stocks firm. Pennsylvania Plate 5's, 74; Reading Railroad, 18 6-16; Morris Canal, 90; Long Island Railroad, 9; Pennsylvania Railroad, 37J?- Sight exchange oa New York at par. Philadelphia, Sept. 10,1801. flour declined Is.; superfine, $4 50 a $4 76. Wheat llrnr. sales 8 jLOO bugliels; rod, $1 14ufl 16. white, $1 20 a $1.25. Com 11 i'm: sales 9,0110 bushels at 60c. M as )>ork,$15. Lard, O.^c. a 9 J?c. ColTec?Rio, 14c. a 15^c. Whiskey dull at 18c. u 18)?c. Albany, Sept. 10,1801. Hour is in largo rocelpt by railroad, and in excuxa of the demand. The consignments of Hour by railroad fur New York and Boston are ivIbo largo. Th sales to-day are 1,100 a 1,200 bbls. Less doing in wheal, tho saleu being contlnod to car lots; white Michigan $1 21 u $1 26. Rye?Small lots from store at 64c. perf6 .bs. Gu n in ngiiu In good dmmmd, and fair supply and steady: salea 2s 000 bushels Western mixo i at 40 ., ailout. Tho further sales made yesterday afternoon cai Tied the sales to nearly 70,000 bushels. Oats are in d uialid, and saiea made at 33c. for 9,000 bushels Weste n, ullout, and 33>{c. for our lots, delivered. Wlilske..?Sales 110 bbla. at 18c., which is a decline. R- < , iveu by (V-utral Railroad fur New York?108 bbls. beef, 200 kegs lard, 7.097 bbte. Hour, 261 Halt* w<s.l, 91 bb's. |>oik. ?>0 do. high wines, 2,220 box* s cheese, 299 bags sod, 1.606 'w.'S wli at, 10# hnds. and 18 cases tobacco,21 bul< sh- 1 s,200 libiB. whait. Received by Central Railroad, for Hoston.and tiie Kast?10 hlids. tubocco,4,823 bbls. Hour, 293 bal- s wool, 760 bbls. apples, 491 lags seed, 98 b>>K li tfh wl i> s. Shipped by tows to No* York, Sept. 9?16S 200 bushels corn,260,000 do. wheat, '4,000 do. feed. UCFFAIO, :-ept. 10,1801. Flour unchanged. Wheat closed llrni; demand moderate; salesfi.000 bushels Amber Michigan at 9tt<-. Corn Canal fr?l?hts Arm. l.ake imi<Tt.?8 000 bh's. 11<mr( 48.000 bushels wheat. < anal ex) 01 is? i 14 0(0 burliela wheat, 190,(100 bushels corn, 29,110 bi.sbcls outs,0,000 bushels rye. Bm-TAi.0, Pept. 10?B P. M. Flour unchanged. Wheat close'' (trm, with a moderate demand : sal. s, 7,000 bnth '? amber Michigan at <J6c., ;:,000 'In. white Ohio at 99c., 10,000 .|o. Ml wa. kee cluh at p. t. Com m K'xmI demand an.I market II in : sales, 100,000 bushels at 36c., 26,000 do. on p. t. Canal freights? 12e on corn and 18o. on wh at toNewYoik. litke impel t?9,000 bbls. Hour, 61,000 bushels wheat. Canal exiorts?HO.(KH) bushels wheat, 245,000 do. corn, 20,00# do. oats and 7,00b do. rye. Osw?<iO, Sept. 10,1801. Flour unchanged. Wheat gearce and held above the views of buyers: no sales. (\ en and other grains quiot. Cjoial freights qujet: wheat 9c. and corn 8c. for New York, rioius - forwarders ar- asking a quarter and a half cont above these rates on gram. 1 Jike imports?660 bbla. llour, 11,000 bushels wli ut, 12,100 buslit Is corn, 3,809 b ihhels barley. Canal exports?13,000 bushels wheat, 49,000 bushels corn. Personal Intelligence. Governor Spraguo, of Rhodo Island, has returned te Washington to resume the command of the regiments furnished by nis State for the suppression of the rebellion. From the efficiency and bravery they have hitherto displayed, aiul the ability with which they wore handled by their brave young Governor, we l'eol assured that they will win l'resh laurels in the forthcoming campaign. Hon. A. T. Pemberton and wil'o and TheodoreNickcrsoa, of Hoston; H. P. Gerard and family and S-amuel Lawson, of New York, and J. S. Atwood, of Hudson, are stopping at the (iramercy Park Hotel. Kev. 1'. T. Holcomb, of Cincinnati; C. B. do Bouchervllle ami wife, of Canada: B. L. Harder and wife, of St. Imuis; W. W. Wil'ard, of Troy; C. Alger, of Newberg; W. Stillman, of Hartford; H. H. Walley, E. O. Tufts. J. S. Challin, I K. K. Bice, H. O. Sturtevaut and J. I .eight >n, of Boston; .1. I,ippincott, of Philadelphia; J. r. Rice, of Washington; I' 1.' <i.iill, ,.f Rnllimorn. (I U' Witrrim nf I/lu-i'll and Mis. Berk with, of Chicago, arc stopping at tho Fifth Avenue Hotel. He n. Charles Sumner and S. C. Bruce, of Boston; Col. T. V. B. Reeve, Lieut. Oil. O. L. Shepard, Capt. S. H. Woed, and (leorge A. Remit, of the United States Army; L. C. l<owls, of New York; Daniel 8. Dexter, of Rhode Island; W. T. Carroll and party, of Utah Territory, ami T. R. B. Fldridge, 6f St. Paul, are stopping at the Metropolitan Hotel. Hon. Chauncey Vlbbard, Judge Parkor, B. Wilson and I'. M?nieith,of Albany; Q. L. Brown, of Koy West, Fla.; Mr. Stone and wife and T. F. Mason, of Rhode Inland: W. K. Hart and (f. Hewitt. Jr., of Kimira; K. Wilson and D. Jackson, of England; Capt. Krlntzlng, of the United States N'avy; J. A. Jones, nf UN(Mod. and J. P. Parker, of Boston, are stopping at the St. Nicholas Hotel. M./'a^odi and family, of Havana; A. G. Hinek'ey and wife, of Hartford; A. Stevens, of Bangor; I). C. Wilcox, of Mcrideti, Conn.; Percy Smith, of Boston; M. Sloat, of Vermont; S. B'lrgesx, of Connecticut; I,. Tiflany, of Woat Farms, ond G. S. Derby, of Troy, are stopping ut the L? fargo H?u?e. Hon. J. B. Alley, of Lynn, Mass.; Rev. P. Butler,of Washington; H. Bancroft, of Ohio; W. H. Seward, Jr., of Auburn: M. E. Poore, F. H. Palmer and wife, and W. J Cutter, of Boston; M. W. Bishop and wife, of Worcester; H. F. Smith and wife, of Rochester; J. T. Warren, of Cincinnati; J. E. Reno, of Kentucky; R. Mc'Gillary, of Toronto; H. Crocker, of Utica, arid S. K. Meigs, andG. M. Hall, of Philadelphia, are stopping at the Alitor lim se. Hon. W. I). Shipman, of Hartford, Conn.; Prof. Jag. D. Panaand family, New Haven, Conn; Mr. H. W. Hallett and wifo of Sp ingfleld, Mass.; Pr. ('has. D. Hewett, United States Army: Mrs. King and Master King, of Hputen Duyvel; Cai)tuin R. B. Hitchcock, United States Navy; W. B. Rogers, lB|., Mr. .las H. Falconer and wife, of Now York: S.J. Roe. Ksq., of Albany; Mr. R. R. K. Holdam. of New York; M. J. McAuUIT, of England, are at the Albermarle Hotel. W. C. Shaw. Miss Rhnw, ohlldron and servants, of Baltltncre; Mr. and Mis. Hammond, of New York; W. M. Gay lord, of Northampton; Colonel nibble, of Detroit, Michigan; W. H. Hwiro and wife, of New York; Tlios. J. Penned, of Liverpool; Tlios. Dixon, J. 11. Welles, of New York; Mrs. and Miss Dickinson, of Chicago; W. Chamborlaiu, of Red Hook; P. C. Calhoun, G. B. Waller, of Bridgeport; Alex. Morrison, of Albany: H. A. Robbing, of l;ika Maliopac, and 11. L. Clinton, of New York, arc stopping at the Everett House. MAILS FOR EUROPE. The New York Herald?Edition for Europe. The Cunard mail steamship Asia, Capt. Lott, will leavo this port to-day for Liverpool. The European mails will close in this city at ten o'clock this morning. The Ei'Ropcan Edition of thk Ukrald will bo published at hall'past nine o'clock in tho morning. Single copies, in wrappers, six cents. Tho contents of the ErRontAX Emnox of this Hekalo will eombino tho news received by mail and telegraph at the office during the previous week and up to the hour of publication. Sampson I/jw, Son & Co., Nn. 47 Ludgate Hill, I/in don, England, will receivo advertisements and subscription* for the IIrkam). MAILS FOR THE PACIFIC. New York Herald?California Edition. Tho mail steamship Northern I-ight, Captain Tinklepaugh, will leave (his port to day, at noon, for Aspinwall. The mails for California and other [wirts of tho 1'aciQc will close at half past ten o'clock thin morning. The Nkw York Wkkkit Hbuld?California edition? containing the latest intelligence from all parts of tho world, with a largo quantity of local and miscellaneous matter, will be published at nine o'clock in the morning. Singlo copies, in wrappers, ready for mailing, six cents. Agents will please send In their orders as early as possible. OOlcial Drawing* of Mntray, Eddy A Co.'s Kentuekv and Missouri .State Lotteries. Kkntuc**, Kxtka Class 481?Bepu-mber 10,1881. 70, 4, 44. 20, 17, 1.j.4, 75, 3, 49, 46, 18. Kkntivky. i i.ASS 4?e?SM-jiU'mner IU. inoi. 3R, 33, 7, 47, to, 51, 34, 6#, 35, 32, 48, 60, S3. Circulars acut free uf chaw i?v ad<lrf?Mlna Hth?*r to MUkltAY. F,I>DY A CO.. Covington, Ky? or St. Limit, Mo. Royal Havana Lotlrry.?Prlirt Cunited and Information furnished by TAYLOR A CO., bankers, 10 Wall street, N. Y., successors of Chase A Co. A Shape that Satisfies the Eye?1Tasteftal mountings. superb iinlsti and the old moderate price, ar? the rhararieristlrs of iho piquant and dsnhlng full dress Hat just out by ESI'KNSCHKID, Manufacturer of gent's hats, No. 118 Nassau street. Cory's Improved Rotary Force PumpBest Pumps for all purposes in tl?> world. j. C. CARY, No. 2 At-lor Ilousew Botohelor's Hair Dye?The Best in til* world?Harmless, reliable iuid instantaneous. Hold and applied at BATCH KUtR'S win factory, 10 Bond street. Hill's Hair Dye?50 Cent*. Black or Brown, best In ubc. Depot No. 1 Barclay street, and sold by all druggists. Chrlstadoro's Hair Dye, Wigs and Tonpee??th? b''*t In the world?wholesale and retail, and tne dye privately applied, at No. 6 Astor House. Barry's Trlcopherous Is the Best and cheapest article for Dressing, Beautifying, burling, Cleaning Preserving and restoring the Hair. Ladies, try It. Sold by all druggists. Trusses.?Marsh ?St Co.'s Radical Cure I Triuf s, No. t Yvner street, Astor Uouae. onmisiu: thtt chuuU.

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