Newspaper of The New York Herald, October 13, 1861, Page 4

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated October 13, 1861 Page 4
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NEW YORK HERALD. JASICS OOHDOS HICNNETT, KJIITOH AND PROPRIETOR. OFFICE N. vr. COKNKR OK FULTON AN1) NASSAU BTS. TKRMSennh in aih-nnm. Jfonr.v sent >-n nutil iriU henttht t tV. of (he tnvlrr. Aimr hut J kink UIU currtnt tn Jfeu> York | '"'tub P.ill.i'UKH I l.P. tiro rrnhttfr mpt/, $7 ()?? annum. 1HV Whi'KLY HKli.iLP, every Saiur\lny,nt fixper or $:l /<n annum; the Euro/nun KItti rn .r-trij RWfiwnj/, at fit renti prreopy; >1 utr annum /" ami part nf Ur rat Hritain. or $6 12 to any /hirt of the Ixtth tft fnrlwie postage; the | California Edition n? the l*f, 11 th awl 'JLrt nf each month, a(ttix o 11'' per covUy or $2 75 per annum. Til I. FAMILY lit HAL I), oh Wedne* fay, a/ four ceiit.t per rot*/, or ft yrr annum. Vor.l'Pi T.iKY Ct)NRESPOIfl)KKCE, containing important 1 ?oticiteil from any quarter 11/ the irarht; if u.srtl, irilt f>e ; hbtratt# |win< for. t9~ <>vr Forbign Correspondents auk PaRTICULARIT Rkquestkd to Sbal all Lktiilus amd Pack age* urnr ir? 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We are therefore compelled to call oncc more up.-n adverser* to have their business notices sent to the office before^nine o'clock in the evening. THK SITUATION. Another brilliant naval feat has been performed, this time by the officers and crew of the United BUtes stoamcr Union, Lieutenant A. D. Ilarrell. commanding. On the morning of the 11th inst., before daylight, two launches and a boat were taken from the vessel cruising along tho Potomac *?ver, up the narrow channel of Quantico crcck and the crews there discovered and boarded a large rebel schooner, which they fired and com pletely destroyed. The conflagration revealed to the rebels?w ho hed already been advised by the sentry of the attack the position of the boarding party, and a rapid fire was poured upon them from " both banks of the narrow and tortuous stream ? intermingled with choice chivalric opprobious ep'i thets. N?t a Bingle Un|(m uiau was kiIIcJj ?al. though tho boats and the clothes of the men were perforated by balls." A rebel account of an attack upon Wilson's Zou aves at Santa Rosa Island has been received from New Orleans via Norfolk, Va., and Baltimore. I, appears that the Zouaves fought bravely against apparently superior numbers, a* the rebels confess a loss of forty killed and double the number wounded. Some of them were rebel officers of standing. A map of the locality, and a description of the last reported position of the Sixth New York Volunteers, is given in this day's Herald. The trnon account of the engagement will be anxiously looked for by tho friends of the regiment. From Washington we learu that a new rebel battery has been discovered in the neighborhood of Timber Branch, between Quantico Creek and Cockpit Point. At this part of the Virginia shore nel uf the l'?tomac river runs very near to that j,art of the beach occupied by die rebel forces and the position of the battery is certainly likely to' be a dangerous one to the navigation of tho river if the rebels should be allowed the opportunity to try the range of their guns on the shipping that has to pass up and down the river. An advance in force was yesterday.made by the rebels m the direction of Prospect Hill, VirgJnia | The Union pickets were driven in, and General 8 d,vi8iou' MPPorted by artillery andcaval- ! ry, was formed into line of battle and ordered to advance. The rebel battery fired a few shots, but bemg out of range, no injury was done to the Union troops. Tho divisions of Generals Smith Porter and McDowell were also prepared for a, ' tion, but the rebels did not seem willing to make the engagement a general one, and retired in their usual way. Further and fuller particulars of the contest at Chicamacomico, N. C., have boen received, which with the diagram of the military and naval posi tions, will prove interesting to our readers. Briga dier General A. S. Williams, of Michigan, was to have sailed last evening from Old Point for that locality, doubtless to take command. From Santa Fe, New Mexico, information has been received of an attack made upon Fort Font eroy by four hundred Navajoes. The troops in e or owevcr, repulsed the rebels, killing twenty and taking fortv-funr ^ ? , 'oru-rour prisoners, suffering the small loss of but one wounded. the nf:vvs. The schooner Martha T. Oause Oantain t Wilmington, Delaware, bound for X 7' of Baltimore, attempted to run by the guard tioned at the Narrow* yesterday morning. having been signalized by the cutter to come to two guns were fired, of which she took no not> wnen United States Inspector Kabineau communii catid to tort Lafayette, upon which the fori , t ing in co-operation with tllt cutler, firc-l a ro*? the schooner's bow. She then hau' i ?" wind and stood towards Fort SmEIZ being the,, a -i?rl ilintarn e below tho' S!t?own Soon, however, he squared away for Sandy IlZ - upon aeeing ?hich the f,? t ,ave l? r another sht which struck her on? ^ { side, passing tliro\i^t? close to licr mainmast ami out through the bulwark* on the starboard aide. This had tho desired effect, tho schooner returning arid anchoring near the cuttcr. Bho has since been released and proceeded on her voyage. The ex cuse offered by the schooner for attempting to run by the cuttcr was that the captain was drunk and I below. The Unitwl States steamship Relief, Commander He Camp, arrived at this port yesterday froui the const of Africa. The balance of the rebel prisoners from Gover nor's Island were yosterday transferred to Bedloc's Island by the steamer Bedford. Horaoe W. Bridges, first mate of the schooner Joseph, of Rockland, Maine, arrived in New York yesterday. It appears that this ship was cap tured by the privateer Savannah, seventy miles off Charleston, on the 3d of June, when Mr. Bridges and four of the crew were sent to Georgetown. He stated, on his examination before Judge Mc Grath, that Ihe cargo of the Joseph had been shipped by a Cuban at Cardenas, and was owned by Spaniards. The schooncr was sold for $8,200, but the prize commissioners retained tho cargo for further investigation. In the middle of August Mr. Bridges and his companions were sent to Charleston, put in jail, and fed on bread and water?not so generous a diet as they had in Georgetown. They were then sent to Richmond, and remained there tiil September, when they wero despatched to Norfolk with twenty-three other prisoners taken from vessels. Mr. Bridges states that there were no troops in Charleston* and that the number of soldiers at Georgetown does not exceed four thousand. Mr. Bridges wil' : be an important witness on the trial of the Savan nah privateers. The clipper brig Baltimore, Capt. Potter, from Miragoane, St. Domingo, arrived at this port yes terday morning, after a passage of sixteen days. On September 22 President Geffrard and suite passed through Miragoane for Port au Prince, hav ing been on a tour of inspection of the forts and of the country. He had visitod all the small vil lages as far ,,e9 Cayes. The k&ytlen war steamer Twenty-second December was lying at Miragoane. She had lost one of her men while firing a salute. The market for provisions wus dull. Coffee was scarce. Logwood was plenty. Three important points have been effectually 'gained already this month by the Union forces, viz:?The Big Kanawha Valley and the whole of Western Virginia have been cleared of rebels; Ken tucky is no longer a question of doubt, and the rebel hordes in Missouri, according to all accounts from that quartor, aro demoralized and in full flight. A difficulty has recently sprung up between Gen. Sturgesand Gen. Lane, who were at last accounts at Kansas City, Missouri, waiting orders?the former with four thousand men and the latter with three thousand. We learn that General Lane was about to make charges against Sturges for conduct un becoming a gentleman, and that Lane had refused any longer to obey his orders, on account of prac tices which he has recently given way to that en tirely unfit him to command. The difficulty threatens to prove serious. During the first week in October five Ohio regi ments and one Illinois crossed the Ohio river at Covington, for service in Kentucky. The reports of the sick and wounded soldiers in tho hospitals at Washington, Georgetown and Alexandria, made up to tho 4th inst., show tho following result, compared with tho two previous weeks:? ? , Sept. 20. Sfj*. 27. Off. 4. whole number 767 870 Oil New York soldiers 2U'J 826 30S Olllcers 19 X5 14 Recorder Hoffman passed a number of sentences yesterday in the Court of General Sessions, the prisoners having boen tried during the week. Thomas C. Roclie and Daniel Byrne pleaded guilty to a violation of tho passenger ticket law by selling tickets that did not name the- day upon which the vessel would sail. The former was fined #175 and the latter $150. Charles Conklin and Wm. Ryan, who pleaded guilty to an assault, with intent to rob, were each sent to the State prison for five years. Catherine Raymond, a noto rious pickpocket, who stole $21 from Mary E. Pomeroy, was sent to Blackwell's Island for six months. The Supervisors held a meeting yesterday for the purpose of filling vacancies in the ofiiccs of Inspectors of Election. After having completed the lint they adjonrned. The Surveyor of the Port yesterday seized the ship J. Morton, just arrived from Liverpool, four sixteenths of the vessel being owned by parties in New Orleans. j Tho cotton market was firm yosterday, with Rales , of about 900 bales, chiofly to spinners, closing on tbo | basis of 213*0 for middling uplauds. The Uour market [ wu Ann, Willi a bettor demand for domestic use and for j export, while prices were unchanged. Wheat was firmer, especially for shipping lots of Western, aud in good ex port demand, chiefly fur Franco. Corn was firmer, with tolerably free sales, closing at COc. a 57 J?c., mainly at tho latter figure. Pork, un <lor tbo intluenco of further government proposals ^or supplies, was firmer, with sales of 800 to 900 bbls., at $14 62', a $15 for mess, tho latter fur full weight barrels and at f'i 87}', a $10 for prime. Sugars were steady, with sales of about 1.300 hhds. and 1,100 boxes. Coffee was quiet and sales limited at steady prices. Freights were sustained, with rather more offering. Corn to Liverpooj was engaged in bulk ;it 11 >a<l. aud wheat in hags- at 12VI., with cheese at 46s. and butter at 40s. To London Hour was engaged at 4s. anJ cheese at JOs. To Havre free en. gagoments of wheat were in .do at 2Cc. aud of Dour at 95c. The ScditiouK Abolition Conspirucy Agivliift the Oovtrnmrnt. Tho insidious assaults that are daily made by the abolition press upon tho President of fLe j United States, and the covert manner in which ever> element is fostered by it that tends to j paralyze the energies of the federal govern- i I inent, are slowly and surely arousing a degree j of indignation among loyal citizens, which must soon call for prompt and decided action on the part of the proper authorities. The peoplc feel that all has not yet been done that ought to be done, towards uniting the entire popula. tion of the Northern States, in one vast un broken combination for the preservation of our free institutions, and the perpetuation of that constitutional rule wliicb was bequeathed to them by our forefathers. Open sympathy with secession, in the shape of a peace party and ! peace journals, has been summarily put an end to, and, amid universal applause and undivided approbation, papers like the Journal of Com merce, Day Book and Xews were prevented from going through the mails, and individuals like McMaster, who persisted in preaching the doctrines thev taught, were committed to Fort Lafay< Ite. and prevented from doing further mischief. Yet these papers and individuals were far less dangerous than the Greeleys, Ray monds, Chcovers, Beechers, Garrisons and Wen dell Phlllipses, who. from the pulpit and rostrum, or in tho columns of the Tribune, Times, Indtpenderl, Liberator and Anti-Slavery Standard, pour lorih a perpetual stream of tirade and abuse against the constitution and the President, ntul sow the seeds of insurrec tion in all parts of the free States. Popular sentiment demands a strong, power ful and bob, 1 y energetic policy, on the part of the wise an 1 datesmaiiliko Chief Magistrate of the country. lie ha risen to the highest rank ' among our greit nun. ,-t'unply because, with up* ; rightness and purity of purpose, lie has studied i to comprehend the exigencies of the period 1 and has met them with the fearlessness aud promptitude of an honest nature. No min, in tin* history of Die United Stales, has ever been culled upon to assume such weighty responsi bilities, or take upon himself risks from which politicians of small calibre would have shrunk in dismay. Yet he has done no more than keep pace with public opinion, which lias sus tained him in all that he has clone, and still looks with confidence to him alone, to avert every new peril from the country, as it shall arise. Within the last few days, the papers of this city, whose clamorous discontent paved the way for the terrible disaster to the federal arms at Dull run, and whom impunity hits reu- j do red reckless in their attempts to reduce the | nation to a state of anarchy, have raised their voices in a wilder and more discordant howl than ever, in order to sustain the insubordina tion and mismanagement of General Fremont, in Missouri. They have openly threatened government with the mutiny of his troops, if it dares to bring him to a court martial, and have advocated his unconstitutional proclamation, even calling upon him to raise, on it*> basis, the standard of insurrection. The calm, well digested exposition of Catholic views on the subject of slavery, by the learned and venerable prelate, who occupies the highest place in our North American Catholic Episcopate, is in sulted by them, with every appliance of mis representation, and yesterday's Tribune gives up two columns of its paper to a garbled, dis colored and almost blasphemous diatribe, by a protended Catholic, who falsities history in order to abet rebellion, and create discord in the Catholic Church. These things ought not to bo allowed. The same strong arm which closed the mouths of the A'eirs, Freeman's Journal and Day Book, ought, on fur higher grounds, and for more cogent and imperative reasons, to be raised against the Tribune, hide pendebl, Liberator and Times. Under the tutelage of an aristocracy, in Great Britain, jealous of the success of American in stitutions, the Garrisons, Tappuns, Greeleys, Raymonds, Wendell l'hillipscs and Gerrit Smiths of the North, aided by money contribu ted in England, established and perpetuated the school of politics which, for over a quarter of a century, has had for its motto that "the constitution is a league with hell and a cove nant with death." One of the same school, Cheever, has just returned from Europe, cheered on by subscriptions for his church, to fresh vigor in the work of sowing dissensions between the States, which may tend to a permanent dis soveruient o( the Union. To this faction, and to its unceasing intrigues, it was owing that the slave States were goaded to rebellion, and that the Southern frontier is now the arena of a con. diet which may result in the sacrifice of tens of thousands of lives; that a national debt is rapid ly rolling up of hundreds of millions of dollars; and that a blow has been struck at the pros perity of the country, which would have de stroyed a less elastic and vigorous nation. Not contented with this, they arc straining every nerve to turn the present war into an instru mentality of dark, individual vengeance, and to offer up all that is held sacred by American hearts, on the infernal altar of their brutal, nig gor worshipping fanaticism. I The duty of the President of the United States j appears as clear noonday in the premises). Nlneteon out of twenty of the people of the North, contemplate with loathing and dis gust the bloody incendiarism of the aboli tion press, and would hail its suppression with, un outburst of triumphant rejoicing, such as has not been witnessed in this country, since the cloud first began to overshadow the horizon which now menaces our political destinies. Such a step would give an impetus to loyalty which would enable government to triple or quadruple the number of troops in the federal service, while it would be a means . . rallying the Union element in the South, and demon strating that there is no disposition in the North to assail or undermine those rights that are guaranteed to them by the constitution and the laws. Gknkral McClellan's Reviews.?General McClellau's recent review of the six thousand cavalry and two thousand artillerymen, with one hundred and twelve piecea of cannon, attached to the grand army of the Poto mac, was a splendid affair; and it is to be hoped i that he will continue these exhibitions, includ- ! ing the corps of infantry under his command. ] General McClellan is distinguished from all | other American generals by the fact that he ' holds frequent reviews. Indeed, he is the only ! general who holds reviews at all. For this ho I is ridiculed by some journals, who imagine tha1 they are very smart. Hut they know nothing of the subject on which they write. Napoleon the Great and Frederick the Groat deemed reviews j essential to military proficiency. The present Emperor of the French and all British generals hold frequent reviews. General McClellan fol lows the example of these military nations, and ( he is right, it is the most practical and effect- i ual mode of teaching both soldiers and ollicors their duty, next to active service in the field. It makes the army acquainted with the officers and generals who are to lead them on the day of battle; it familiarizes them with the evolutions of the lino, and enables them to execute these movements with rapidity and precision in the face of an enemy; it inspires mutual confidence and self-reliance, and imparts uftity to the frag ments of an army, by enabling them all to act in concert. The apprehension of censure for fail ing in any of the dliferent manoeuvres keeps the officers and men continually on the alert and in a state of preparation. Without somo such training an army would consist of disjointed regiments and brigades, having no certain and necessary connection with each other. This was pretty much the case at Hull run, and the consequence we all know. Hut General McClellan says we are to have no more Hull runs; and the way by which ho in" tends to prevent such a disaster in futuro is by having a thoroughly organized, well disci plined army under his command, instead of a military mob, unmanageable under heavy fire. Perhaps the history of war does not present an other example of the production of so fine an army in such a shod time; we trust, therefore, that Gen. McClellan will continue his reviews and sham bas ics, holding one every day, till constant mortal combat with the enemy super sedes their necessity. Tin: Ohio Election.? The Union State ticket in Ohio has been elected by perhaps fifty, perhaps seventy-five thousand majority, and per haps more. Hut wait till New York speaks in November: for If she does not present the handsome ligurc of two hundred thousand ma jority a?a:nst the semi-secession rump of the Albany Regency, we shall be somewhat disap pointed. Mexico unci (he Kuropcnn Coalition* There in no longer any doubt concerning the intended action of England. France and Spain towards Mexico; and within a very short time, it in semi-oflicinlly announced, the com.

bined naval force of the three Powers will oc. cuj>y the principal ports on the Gulf, and will sequestrate the customs revenue of such ports, retaining one-half and paying the rest to the Mexican government. It is further stated that there is no intention of waging territorial war, but that if Mexico sets the allied Powers at de fiance an effective blockade will be instantly established. It will tlyw be seen that nominally only naval interference in the affairs of that long distracted country is premeditated, and that after the Powers forming the coalition have exacted from Mexico reparation for past injuries and robberies suffered by their sub. jects at the hunds of Mexicans, as well as payment of the debts due to English^ French and Spanish holders of Mexican stock, the allied fleets will return home again. Vir tually, however, tho case is very different. The design of these nations, in assuming tho control of Mexico, is not so much to obtain repa ration for the losses and injuries suffered by their representatives and subjects, but to obtain pos session of Mexico for political reasons. Great as has been the anarchy there prevailing, nu merous as have been the murders and atrocities committed upon foreigners by tho banditti of the republic, and insulting and dishonest as has been the conduct of the governments of both factions, England, France and Spain would not at the present time have formed this coalition had the Southern States not been engaged in a struggle to establish a separate confede racy. As it is, these Powers, looking forward to the possible success of tho rebel arms, dread the extension of the slave power over Mexico, umiiu ri AmertCil Cuba. They well know that all the filibustering expe dition* directed against the last two have sailed from Southern ports, and that Walker and his predecessors were the practical exponents of that soutiment which has now culminated in secession from the Union. They remember the conference of Southerners several years ago at (Vstend, and the objects there avowed; and very reasonably they feel suspicious of what tho South might do if it only did succeed in making the rebel States something more tlmn an insur rectionary sham. They are, therefore, naturally anxious to avert the danger arising from such a contingency, however remote it may at present appear, by thus early making themselves com plete masters of Mexico; for the real object of the coalition is to retain a permanent hold of Mexico by military occupation as well as naval force. There will then be no danger of the extension of slavery and a complete mo nopoly of all the great cotton and sugar and tobacco markets of the world by a confederacy of slaveowners. It is tho boast of the South now ? that cotton is king ; and upon cotton they dc. pend for their ultimate success in the in glorious war they are waging. But if they lipd realized the prospects which their demagogues have held out to them, tobacco and sugar would also bo elevated to similar pinnacles of power. This would never do for the maritime Powers of Europe, whose aim and interest are to acquire fresh influence in American waters. With Mexico under their thumb this may be done, and they are accordingly preparing to do it. Upon the blind enthusiasts of the South this must fall as a heavy disappointment. No longer a hope can exist of the wild dreams of Southern filibusters over being realized. The conviction that the agitators of secession have built Iheir foundations upon a chimera must gradually impress itself upon the dis loyal mind, and the weary pilots of the rebel States will find, on a brief survey, no better harbor of refuge than the Union. The obvious policy of the Southern community is to renounce the teachings of their demagogues* and, under the guidance of their statesmen, return at once to a recognition of the fede ral authority, into which, in any event, they must be. sooner or later, forced, and join hands with the Novtli in resenting this threatened European interference in the affairs of this continent. In unity we should then find strength, and the exploits of the combined armies would add fresh lustre and new power to the great republic of the New World. Piti.vcK Napoi.kon's Lkttkiw Upon* American Affairs.?The effect which the letters, writ ten under the inspiration of Hie Prince Napo leon to the Opinion Xutionale newspaper, of Paris, have produced in this country is not les;; than that created in Europe. There is a very natural curiosity to learn what the correspondents of foreign journals say of us: and this curiosity will appear fur from singular or unreasonable if we consider that upon the representations of these correspondents the foreign public found their opinions of us and of our doings. Those letters of the Prince Napoleon have been very valuable in forming public opinion in France, and they have proven not less valuable in encouraging confidence here, and in giving us also an insight into the cau.-e and the remedy for our national troubles. The high rank of the author adds to the inte rest of his view^ and it adds to their import ance also: for what the Prince writes to his Parisian organ ho will verify to the Emperor Napoleon, and thus these letters will greatly in fluence the action of France towards this coun try, and, through Franco, will influence every government in Europe. We long ago pronounced LouIb Napoleon the greatest newspaper man of the age, and we must now acknowledge the Prince Napoleon to be the greatest newspaper correspondent. He has entirely outrivalled all the other correspondents of European jour nals. und we may well be proud that in this country he has found so little to con demn and so much to extol. General Sbkkman in Kentucky.?Gen. W. T Sherman, to whom, on account of the shattered health of General Anderson, the chief command of the Union troops of Kentucky has been assigned, is. according to all accounts, a very superior officer. lie is a brother of Senator Sherman, of Ohio, a fact which, of itself, indi cates a large degree of pluck, energy and reso lution. He is a scholar of rare endowment*, and was for some time at tlje head of the State University of Louisiana. a position which ho rcsignod on the breaking out of Slidell's seces | sion conspiracy. But, above all, in view of I his present responsible position as a military 1 leader, General Sherman's popularity in Ken ! tucky is due to his qualifications of "a thorough, I well trained, long seasoned soldier." lie is ! fully endorsed by General Anderson. With j such a leader, then, sis General Sherman, we ' may expert, and very soon, too, from the stal 1 worth Union troops of Kent ucky the. best results. Sandfoi'il, the bcnuutlon DJylonmt. Mr. Sandford, our Minister to Belgium, in a native of Connecticut, ami may be generally, appropriately ami succiuctly described as a fuasy fellow. In fact, lie in not unlike the wood on nutmegs for which his native State is famous; for ho is always appearing to be something which he really is not, and would be of very small account even if his merit equalled his pretensions. IJe calls himself a diplomat, but may, with greater propriety, bo termed a busy body of the diplomatic school. During his brief official career he has managed to create several sensations, cause a great deal of trou ble, and make himself generally notorious and particularly offensive. It is quite time that he was nationally snubbed and quietly allowed to subside. 1 bis Sandford, it will be remembered, was a secretary of legation at Paris under Pierce's administration, and, during the absence of our Minister there, was appointed charge d'affaires Taking advantage of this excellent opportuni ty, he made an exhibition of himself in what is known as the Marcy diplomatic uniform, and created the greatest consternation and ex citement among tho chamberlains and court pages of the Tuileries. If one of the court por ters had placed his boot against that portion of Sandford's person which was covered by the patch Marcy sewed upon his old breeches, and summarily ejected Sandford from the purlieus of royalty, it would have sensed our fussy di plomat as he deserved, and settled the question. Unfortunately, however, Sandford was allowed to mako a State affair of his breeches, and hoist ed them on the same staff as tho Star Spangled Banner, to tho intense disgust of all sensible people. He wrote long, solemn diplomatic notes about the matter, and upon breeches generally. is ?9qjajgai9ri>tc<l in the ode of "The Old Leather Breeches,'" and iu all court chronicles, Sandford returned to this country and engaged in guano diplomacy. Failiug to raise diplomatic wind, even with the assistance of such an aid to cultivation as guano, lie turned his attention to cotton, and upon that subject he lavished the resources of his genius. From cotton he succeeded in getting to Europe again, and to Garibaldi, and he did it in this manner. Ho fussed about "Washington until ho had fussed President Lin coln into the belief that he knew more about cotton than any other living man? and that it would be just the thing to send him over to Europe to counteract the schemes of the cotton agents of that other fussy 0011. vera, the Southern confederacy. So, leaving the Chevalier Willis to attend to President Lincoln's breeches, he proceeded to Paris as the American Minister to Belgium, but in stead of going at once to Brussels, he hung about {be Tuileries for three months or so, in order to play havoc with tlio Southern commis sioners. Tho recollections of his former suc cesses proved too much for him, however, and his attention was attracted by the great "red shirt of Italy"?General Garibaldi. We tind him, therefore, leaving the cotton question to take care of itself, posting off to Cuprera, and offering the Italian General the supreme command of the American army. The offer was worthy of Sandford. Garibaldi might come over here and supersede Scott, take the place of Lincoln, give our major generals minor staff appointments, and do just as he pleased?if he would only come! The result of it all is that the foreign journals are full of sneers at the weakness of our cause; -that our State Department has had to issue tedious ex planations of our policy in regard to foreign volunteers and enlistments, and that there is a great hubbub, confusion and fuss all round. That is just exactly what Sandford wished. Of course this fussy diplomat had no authori ty whatever to make any such ofi'er, or any oiler, to Garibaldi or to any other man. The foreign journals have had a very great sensa tion upon a very small capital, and may havo their trouble for their pains. The Rkiikl Government and tub New Ypm 11 khai.u.?Iii Another column we give an extract from the Richmond correspondence of I he New Orleans Crescents with the comments thereon of the Cincinnati Otuette, which show that the greatest excitement prevuils throughout the Southern States, respecting the manner in which the Herald procures its exclusive information. While conceding that the facts published in the Hekau), even respecting (lie most secret and confidential matters that transpire in the vari ous departments of the Confederate govern ment. in Virginia, are strictly other means of solving the mystery, which throws them into such consternation, seems to have presented itself to the rebel leaders than pre suming that clerks in their service have be trayed confidence, and given us the data we have obtained. '-The excitement ou the sub ject," says the Crescent, "is intense. Congress has taken the matter in hand, and, conjointly ; with those high in authority, is giving it a j thorough investigation.'" This is all and proper; but we wish to give gratuitous aid to our Southern enemies for once, and there fore beg leave to inform them that the "correct list of their forces in the field'' was obtained from no clerk, uuderling.or employe, but from a far higher and more independent quarter. The Southern administration is welcome to be "as startled and perplexed'' as it pleases at our en terprise; but it should not be unjust, and we assure it that a more responsible authority than any clerk, gave us the facts we have laid before I he public. Secession Sympathies in New York.?There can be no more deplorable proof of tho utter profligacy of our petty local politicians, tban the manner in which they endeavor to make capital for themselves of the great uprising in the Northern States to preserve the integrity of the Union. It is known that, before he left New j York, the late Street Commissioner. Mr. Gusta" vus W. Smith, now a major general in the rebel army, together with his deputy Mr. Mansfield Lovell, who has been appointed a brigadier ge neral in the same service, labored effectively and diligently to organize a vast conspiracy in New York, for the purpose of abetting rebel lion. so soon as the armies of Generals Beaure gard, Lee. and Johnson should have crossed the Potomac and occupied Maryland. The ramifi cations of this conspiracy extend throughout the State and city, and leaders of some of the local cliques, who appear, for spoils sake, most zealous in their patriotism, were concerned in it. Even candidates for ofllce are perhaps en gaged in the hypocritical work of deceiving the I public, and while pledged to the subversion of , our nationality are seeking to obtain pla<.e_ The people should take pains to sift out from their tickets the names of such double faced traitors, and prevent disgrace from falling up on this metropolis ot' their elevation to power. E.\(IHNI)'d SYMPATHY with TliB llEBKIil A<? OOl'NTKl) KOK?Si'KKCU OF SlK EoWARD Bui.WHB Lytton.?At one of those agricultural society dinners in which English gourmands take delight* and where English politicians and statesmen like to show off their oratory, Sir Edward Bulwer LyV ten has been recently waking a speech, the re port of which will be found in our columns to day. Its principal topic, at least the only on* of interest to us, was the American rebellion. Sir Edward took it philosophically. It was to be regretted, to be sure, but still it was what ho and every like farseeing man had long fore seen. But however the American nation might suffer by it, European nations, according to him, could not (ail to derive immense satisfac tion from it. It was not to be conceived of that a fourth part of the earth could be held under one imperial form of government; and he ven tured to predict?the wish being doubtless father to the thought?that at least four, and probably more than four, separate and sove reign commonwealths would be formed out of the republic as at precent constituted. That idea consoled him under the afflictive thought of Beeing this lmtion engaged in inter necine war. No mutter at what tremendous sacrifices the issue was to be reached, it was de lightful to have the conviction that such sepa rations as he predicted would be attended with happy results. Because?this is the core of the argument?if this continent, with its mighty seaboard, and with the fleets which would be formed and armed, were to remain under ono form of government, America would hang over Europe like a gathering and destructive thundef cloud; no singlo kingdom in Europe could maintain itself against a nation which had once consolidated the gigantic resources of ono fourth the globe; but, just as America was subdi vided into different States, her ambition would l>e less formidable to tlio rest of the world. There is tho true secret of England's illy concealed sympathy with the rebels of the South. Not that England loves rebellion for itself, but that, in this instance, the issue may destroy or diminish a power whose greatness she fears. When the Herald, time and again, pointed out the jea lousy and alarm which our national growth was awakening in Europe, it was derided as a sensational journal. But now we see one of the leading men of England confessing that that jealousy and alarm did and do prevail, and ex pressing satisfaction at the occurrence of events which tended to lessen the danger apprehended to Europe. Sir Edward seems to have thought that there was no risk at this time of throwing off disguise and proclaiming frankly and unre servedly tho immense satisfaction which the English government feels in seeing us involved in such 0-reat difficulties. We hope, however, that the author of these ChrTstian sentiments wit! soon have cause to re gret their expression, and will find that there is as little fear of the United States being split up into four commonwealths as there is of seolng the Saxon Heptarchy restored in the fust an chored isle. Nkwspapeb Jkalousv.?When the Sundat Herald was started, some years ago. we wer? assailed by the Sunday papers with a howling, a whooping and a chorus of abusive epithets which could only be compared to the on slaught of a parcel of Chinese warriors. Its constantly increasing circulation has kept alive to this day, on the part of our hebdomadal contemporaries, the bitter feelings that were then manifested. It has been the same with our daily competitors. The wonderful pros perity of our journal, at a time when they are fast sinking in circulation and dying out of ex istence, is an offence which they cannot pardon. Unable to refute the evidence of a progress unexampled in the history of the newspaper press, they denounce our political course, and accuse us of the enormous crime of?chang ing our mind. There are few journal* which have been so steady in their devo tion to the great constitutional principles on which our institutions are based. Had the editors that make this outcry been as consistent and disinterested as we have been throughout n long journalistic career, the coun try would not be in the condition that it now ia. As to our changing our mind on minor questions of policy when the circumstances of the times ! c :ill for it, our readers need not bo (old (hat it is our habit to do so. Fools only arc consistent when common sense demands a revision of one's opinions. The only difference between us and our rival* is. that when they shift round they do it for a consideration, while we do it fro i conviction of its propriety. Susie nt tlir Central Pnrk, TIj ii nir concerts still continue to draw, and man. ntula avail themselves every week of enjoying a i!o pleasure al the same time?listening to tbe sweet f trair.s of lodwcrih'. t'..10 band, and inhaling a little fresh uir after beiti^ confined during the whola W"< k 111 s wo down town st' re. The threatening appear ance of the clouds during the early part of yesterday did not materially diminish tho number of visitors In the uHernoon. The cars on alt the avenues loading to the I'arfc wero a? crowded us on former occasions, while tha walks ami drives showed their usual assemblage jf the beauty ami fashion ol Now York, who litd been tempted to leave tbetr homes by tho doublo at tran ;nn of an unusually attractive programme for tho concert, and a liuo sunshiny afternoon. The pro gramme Included selections from several favorite operas, a number of marches, songs and patriotic airs, and the whole concluded with tho iierformatice of a grand nation al medley, in which all our m< st eelobratod national airs were very artistically Jumbled together, and the perfor mance of which, was most enthusiastically received. The end of lite present month will see this series of open air conccrts brought to a close, as by thnt time the weather will have becomo too cold to allow of much standing still, and the days will bo too short for tho purpose. Ail who are desirous of attending one of theso entertainments dur ing the present year should, therefore, not fail to attend sometime during the present month. Personal Intelligence. Brigadier General llarcy.of the l uited Statos Army > I.ii'Utunant Abbott and l ieutenant C. Walls, of the I uitod Statos Navy; Dr. Morris, if Philadelphia; J. D. Homer, of Washington, and l>r. H. BlancharJ, of Syr a cusp, are stopping at the St. Nicholas Hotel. Charles G. Wicker and II. P Lloyd, of Chicago, and Sumuol C. Swart 2, of New York, are stopping at the Gramercy l'arlt Hotel. Commodore Intnan, of the United Statos Navy; A. E. Douglas, of Rye; C. F. Limbmann and family, of New Vork; F. Edwurds; of London; A. Gillespie, of Liverpool, an I A. Was ten holm, or Sheffield, are stopping at the Ola rondou Hotel. C. Cowen, of the tiniled State* Army; Lieutenant Mackay, of Boston; Captain Nelson, of Vermont; J. J. Cor win and wife, of Cincinnati; J. P. Defrees and A. d? Ale near, of Washington; A. R. and H. Allston, of Montreal: G. C. Converse, F. I*. Trowbridge, and T. B. Kvfrett, of Boston, and T. B. Tyler, of Spring tic Id, aro stopping at the Fifth Avenue Hotel. Hon. Zadock Pratt, of Prattsville; Mrs. Col. Burke, o Washington; D. B. Stewart, of Virginia; 1>. 1*. Forrest, of Schenectady ; Mr. Molyneaux, of Savannah, and J. L. Whipple, of Boston, aro stopping ,?t the Everett House. Senator Harris, of Albany; Hon. Ebenezer Jones, of ndlsboro', N. H.; Hon. J. H. Giddingi, of Ohio; Capt. M. Dwane.or the United States Engineers ; Mrs. Co). Dunbar and family, of Havana*; T. T. Woodruff, .logpph Penney and W. Butcher, of Fhllalelphla; H. Gooilri lgu, or Washington; P. G. walmougb, 01 the Unite^Statea Army; H. L. Houghton,of Maine, end Samuel Rogers,of Ohio, are stopping at tho Astor ll?> sc. Arrivals and Departures. DEPARTURES. I.itkrpool.?Steamship Edtnburg?K 1* Andrie ami Aim Guild, Wm Smlihson, K. S. K,;4ll?ton, KUwin Smith, K It Lanman, W W Murphy *i> I wife; M Reynolds and wife; Mr* Sauvnu, Joshua Mess Kdnti; Mrs Donovan andohlid; Henry Cantleld, W'm Mann and ulster; Mr Marttn, Chaa Burusidc, L, Man ila, G L Baker and son; vr M Smith and Infant; fcll* Benton, Mr Jaeilis, M'?s Ire and, cht'd and nurse; ,1 W B yiar and sister; John C Thmnp n, wtrenud wiel; >il?s Jat.e tin.l b. Sophia Tu I Ujsn, Mis?B I's'Oj | Miii L?ini/n, and oluttta tu steers |C. *

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