Newspaper of The New York Herald, October 29, 1861, Page 10

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated October 29, 1861 Page 10
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UNION MASS MEETING. The People's Union Ticket Ratified. Monster Meeting and Unbound ed Enthusiasm. NO COMPROMISE WITH THE SOUTH, KENTUCKY STANDS BY THE UNION. The Rival Abolition Journalists in Trouble, &c., &c., &c. A mass meeting was held Inst ovoning at the Cooper Institute for tlio purpose of ratify In* tho Dominations mailf hy the People's Union Convention. Tho spacious lecture room was filled to Its utmost capacity l>y men of all partios, who, siuklng political differences, united Id oii enthusiastic ratification of the candidates nominat ed l>y tlie Conventkm. Tlie several candidates, ?s their names wore callod, were loudly cheered by the meeting. A bnud of music was in attendanoe, and in the intervals botween the speeches patriotic tunos wore played. The meeting was called to order by ex-Judge Slossun, who occupied the chair. The Chairman called for the rending of tlio names of the Vice Presidents and Secretaries of tho meeting, after which the Secretary read tho oddross of tt>o People's Union Nominating Cnmmlttoe to tho electors of tho city ?nd county of New York. The following nominations wore tlion announced.:? COUNTY NOMINATIONS. Sufirrme Crv.rt ? Thomas W. Cterke. Suirrun- Court ? L. B. Woodruff, Murray Hoffman Cimi ntr.w I'letis ? Juliti H. Brady. Mnriif Court ? Hiram Ketchum. Dittrui AtOn-nry ? A. R. l/twreOOO, Jr. Sheriff ? Josisli W. Brown. CvutUy Clerk ? Joseph lloxie. Supervisor ? Orison Hlunt. Corom-rt ? 1 ,011 is Noutnann, John Wildoy, Edward CW llus, J. W. Kaniiey. CharumH. Maksiiau rowed that the address and the nominations just announced be ratified by acclamation. The address of tbo Union Nominating Committee to the ?lectors of tho cky nnd county of New York, of which this Is an abstract, fully set forth the grounds on which the nominations hud been mode, and stated that tho duty which devolved upon them thoy had endeavored faith fully to discharge. They had assumed tliat in this great popular movement the voice of tho people of the city of New York unmistakeably demanded that during the pre sent struggle all mere party interests mnst and shall be silenced and set aside; that so long as the question of our national existence us a nation is at slake there is no neutral ground upon which parly Issues and party pre ferences cun find plsoe; that while so many of our fallow i inzens ban taken up arms tar U?asfsBQs of the government anil s" many have fallen in battle, sealing their devotion to the cause of their country with their Mood, the least that can be usked of those who are not In the Held is a cheerful (irsl unselfish surrender of nil i?irti sau preferences for the yake of the same groat object ? tho preservation of tho constitution aisl tho government and the enforcement of the laws. They further went on to say that thoy believed that the tickets now presented fairly embody this patriotic sentiment. The candidates liave been selected from tlx? several political pnrt ies, after conference with other nominating conventions, uixin the basis of Uicir personal integrity and cajmcity, of their tried devotion to tlie Union and (ho constitution, and of tlieir Illness to represent, beforo the people, tho great principle Involved in the present crisle. We now appeal to all our fellow citizens to rally to their support, to discard all party ties, and by earnest, organized and untiring ofibrt, to secure the cloctiiu of tlio jwoplo's ticket by an overwhelming majority. There ar o many considerations relating to our Rtate and local interests wh eh might properly bo urged in behalf of a unitod movement, aitnuig, as this does, to elevate Uie standard of qualifications fir places of trust, to correct existing abusps growing out of liad legislation, and to sc. ore the Services of good men In public office. These should not be lost sight of, anil they enter into tlie grounds of our present ap)H-al. Wo insist upon honesty in every depart meht of the govorumetit ? economy in public expendi ture ? reduction of public burdcus. and a strict aecouuta bllity of public servants, ltut the paramount and oou troliug motive springs from tlie jieril of our free Institu. lions, and that regard to the safety of tha republic which, in a popular governtnon I , should lie the supreme law of Individuals as well as of national action. This regard con now be tested by tho sup|Kirt of o candidacy ropres-wtiug this simple issue? government against rebellion. The right of free suffrage, always of inestimable value, was never invested with such dignity us at this moment, when it is to be exercised, not as tlio organ of Individual pre ferences or political opinions, but in defcnce of all tho most sacrcd rights and interests of hutuau freedom. the motion was put from tbo Chair, the assembbge ratifying the same by continued cheers. Tlie Chairman then mode a brief address, ami ooocludo 1 by Introducing to the assemblage Hon. Natuanikl Wouk, of Kentucky, who was re oeivod with cheers, which were prolonged in other cheers for "old Kentucky " Mr. WoLn ? He wished ho wa* master of language ade quate to convey to the assemblage his gratitude for the kind and enthusiostec weicotno which had .(list geet ed him. When ho reached New York, a few dnys ago, he rooelved an lnvitati'm fr<>m the Chamber of Oummerce to pres<uit himself before ttiat body aid lo express his views on the condition of the country, on1 more especially on the oondition ot Kentucky, his nut a u State. Now he had the honor of being introduced to this vast meeting, and he bad again to acknowledge the en thusiastic manifestation ot good fooling which groetod old Kentucky. (Cheers for old Kentucky.) lie appeared before them not to discuss the gre.it questions wliic.li had distracted the country. Ho app?arod before them na an bumble advocate of the Cniub of theae t-tatcu. (Choors.) A Union as door to him as Uie ruddy drops of blood which coursed through his victis ? u Union founded by Ihe immortal men of 1770. whoso blood had cctnenUsl that Union ? that Union which thoy and ho hoped would stand to the last syllable of recordod time, recorded on the page of history. It was a noble and sublime spoctu cle to see the patriotism and enthusiasm with which the people of those States hoJ jKxirwd out (lieir strength to sustain and uphold the pillars or tike const itutfcn. Kentucky looked to New York to stand by her in this straggle, which now demanded the outpouring of the best blood of the nation. And would not the peo ple of New York reapood to her call? (Cheers and cries '?We will.") There could not bo a grander spectacle than that presented during the last few fleeting months. J/xik at the noble heritage bequeathed to the country by Washington , by Hamilton, by Madison and others ? a he ?ritage which they enjoined upon i.s to preserve a< the ark ot our liberty. It was true there wore bod tnen in our ntidfct, who endeavored to overthrow our glorious ??on (dilution. He spoke of those of the so-called 8 luthern confederacy who .had raised :i pnricidal hand to stab to the heart that very Union which was the sonroo of oil their prosperity, ibeir greatness and their grnoileur. The career of this country was such Uiat It had no parallel tn the hietery of the past. Greece, with all her literature and her philosophy, bad perished ami tui-,s<xl sway without having onjoyod the blessings our tree republican goTcmmenl hrd c< n I'erred ui*>u us. Bohold Home, sunk as she whs under the desolaung iuvasion of Uk* Goths and Vandals, Look at the splendid monument" <4 her genius- ? tho sad yet noble trophies of her fall, and contrast her proud poslti.'ti in the post with our own happy country under the adminis tration of Washington and tin- oth?r architects oi' our glorious rejiublic. There nothing on Uie pJige of his ti ry to comftare with the rich heritage l<cquc*tliod to us. (Applause, with throe cheers for Geti. Montgomery.) But if was a sad thing to com|iare the present of our country with tlie )iast . Itut la"?Jy the oountry wur. tho abode of happiness ? the asylum of the oppressed of all nations ? the seemingly cho??i object of hoav.n's choicest blessings; iIk? ortc-nic nations <if tho earth acknowledged our pownr; while at homo Industry au4 c-'trimcroi) and plonty went hood In hand. Their ilnlds waved with the fruits of agriculture, their tempi -s were rich In the blessings of i?irostnot?<1 freodetn of worship, their mountains wore crowned Willi the glorioim wealth of freedom, and their valleys thrilled with the exstacta) of peace. (Applause.) This was (lie ontiditiou of Um country but a lew numOv ago; wonld to God it tvns no yet. What had disturbed tills condition' Traitors, who had raised their parricidal hands to destroy and over threw our liberties; traitors hi tin) South-ru confide racy, wbo rebelled beoause of dlsap/xdnted am bition. These were the men wlio had sought the high place* in the naiioti, but who am un worthy of them ? men who would rather rule tu bell than serve in heaven. (Applause.) And would New York, whose wisdom in council and valor in the held adorn the highest kiios ol Amerlcau history? would New York over ally herself with tlie enemies of the constitution and the l'i i n. (trio* <?f "No, no.?') He believed that universal r.>|*ui..,-, i,nd he atulil assure them that Kentucky, which contained the ashes of |j>e immortal Clay? (applause)? Kent u.-ky, wWi-h cherished llilierbvs.fi all that remain ' on the cu th ef tlint lm mortal pa'rint, had raised tlie Star Spangled Kai.nir in I lior midst, although traitor bauds had sought to trail that ) glorious llag in tin dust.. Tic great heart ot tUe par.pl? j of Kentucky swelled within them when they looked u sui i the old flag of the Uuioa and Kentucky was pro|*irc t to do and die for that Union. (I/md and refloated c.heers.) 1 He would refer briefly to a few of Uie principal qa?sti"U? i which divided the jieotilc and distracted the oou.uy I The question of slavery bad long agitated the country, j but Kentucky had never n anifest-d hostility Pi tin! I North in < onsequence o; lite loss which she ha 1 sustained , in that b;*>cigs of hor property. She 1;?1 never lifted her j hind to slab the const : tut l?n, notwilbstandltig tiiat | wrongs had been inflct? d upon lier. She loved aud hail j ever loved the constitution, uud now sho would t-iand by it till th" lost. (Applause.) But slu- proposed to the national legislature leritm of oompromlee which wo il 1 settle tliese rtltferences. This compromise sbe asks to b? incorporated Iji the constitution, and if the men of Now York would but stand by hor In the struggle Kentucky was now nuking to mediato betiveeu tho s -c. ?ions, peace and prosjierlty wl'k revisit lK>rdcrs. (Partial Hpplaune, lost m 1 ul our of "No compromise" and h!?s<H.) Kentucky ttpkn that ({iiuraijtc.ii shall be incorporated in the constltu th hi securing ti? h or th> privllego of taking hor ?!avn property into the Territories. (Hisses and ones of " So eonipr< miss" and "No extension of slavery*") II" would ask attoutiun while be assured them that 1 1 1 j n oompromisu, if granted, was calculated to n store harmony and |>eacn to this distracted country. (Hisses, and crh s of "No compromise.") That compro mise would i?iur o|l on the troubled waters. ("No, no.") lie would further assure them that if the North was to grtuil this compromise the North would be the beneflclarn and not the loser. (Ilisses and partial clioers.) Ilo could assure them that they might safely guarantee tlio South this compromise; for never would the foot of slave, or the owner of slaves, ever tread tho soil of the Territories whole slmo labor would not bo prollluhle. And would they not, for the sake of twaco, accord that which would do them no harm? ("No.no.") Wei), then, he would leave this unpleasant subject, and return to that ui>on which they could all unite? ("Good")? the subject of Hie union of there States. (Applause.) There was not a man preteut, ho thought, who would avow secession feelings ? would avow that horrible mon strosity, that a State hail the right to sorodo. ("No, sir o.") That was u right claimed by traitors only, and was matured by rebellion only. That was a right which, If recognized, would give the minority the power over the majority, it wa? aright which tho aristocrat claimed for tho purple of creating a monarch tail govern men tovr tho heads of the free, and bravo, and resolute people of tho re public. (Applause.) TTat was a doctrine which Ken tucky could not and would not subscribe to. (Applause.) Her soil, however, had boon invaded by tho myr midons of the President of tho so-called Confede rate Stales, and her Union loving iieople iu tins junc ture stood side by sido and shoulder to shoulder with tlie gallant livn of Indiana, of Ohio and of Illinois to repel the Invasion, and to drive the Invaders from her soil? (olioers) ? and they would do it. They belonged to the proud Commonwealth of New York, they formed the great Ktnpire state ? that State which had |Kiured, and was still pouring out her men and treasure in streams us mighty as thi' torrents that sweep from her mountain sides, and who now Rather around the stu l ed precincts of the tomb of Washington to uphold and pcr|>eluato the hallowed heritage of liberty liequeuthod to them. Kentucky said to them, God s|ieed you in the work of frvdom, and prayed that victory would alight on their banners. (Applause.) They might inquire why Kentucky spoke to New Vork to-night. It was liecauso she desired to make l*>r (lofitlon known to New Vork and to the country at lartfe. She wished to let it isj known that, although distant from New Vork ? though mighty rivers and moun tains whose tops reach to heaven interposed between them ? her heart beat for the Union in unison with tho great heart of the North. Both States stood united under the arch of the Union, that Union which Kentucky prayed might never bo dissolved. In Kentucky there were various parties, there wero three ? the Union party, tho secession party and the peace party. Now no de clared, with the true Union men of Kentucky, that there never wns such a humbug on God's earth as that peace jiariy. (lioud ehoe/s, and cries of "Good.") It was a party which had stolen the livery of heaven to serve tlio devil in. ("Good.") It was a )?rty which merely put on the mask of )mace that they might accomplish their design of dismembering the Ubion; a party which was seeking to build up Itself upon the divisions which now agitated the public mind; a party which would willingly acknowledge tho Southern confederacy for the pur|x?e of procuring a hol low peace, though by so doing they knew well they would overthrow utterly this glorious Union. The peace party had no support from the majority of the people of Kentucky ? (cheers) ? for It was a party, as they well knew there, that would stab tho country to the heart. (Cries of "That's so.") lie would advise them here, If in New Vork they Iwul such peace mongers among them, to trample their teachings under foot. (Cheers.) If they hail among them Union mon ? or men. rather, who wero for the Union so long as their arms were successful, but who on tlie first moment of defeat would cry out, let ua struggle no longer ? let them put theso men and their principles away from them. Who, he would ask, would fail to stretch forth his arm to uphold the f'n ion, even though defeat should attend their arms? If there wore any su< h in that assemblage, let his coward conscience drive him forth from among them. Tho Union party In Kentucky outnumbered, ho thanked God, the secession party three to one. (Cheers.) Though de feat might attend their efforts fur the preservation of tho Union, yet would Kentucky, as from the field of Kaison, raise her strong arm to expel the In vaders from her soil. lie hod lately a enversa Hon with President Lincoln, and he could assure them that though the principles of the President were not the principles of his State, there was stamped upon the brow of that man truth, and honesty, and integri ty In indelible characters. (I mud cheers for Old Abe, followod by cheers for Kentucky.) Kentucky would stand side by side by the brave troops oC Ohio,. Illinois and Indiana who were now fighting the cause of Ken tucky and tho Union until tho last of the myrmidons of the so called Confederate government was driven from her soil. (Cheers.) Kentucky would bo true to tho memory of hor groat immortal Clay , and would accord ina l>iicit obedience to their noble patriotic Crittenden, whose voice was now ringing on the mountain tops and iu the valleys in favor of tho union of those States. (Applatmo.) Tile Hon. U H. C lUftiiBt, of Virginia, was the next speaker. On introducing him to tlio meeting, the Chair man olieervod tliat the gentleman was ono of tho loyal sons of Virginia, who had always been foremost in his de votion to tho Union, and who In the last Presidential elec tion was at the head of an otcctoral ticket. Mr. Chandler said , that as a stranger not ouly to tho Chairman, but to almost every individual In thai vast assembly, he felt that It scarcely belonged to him to occupy the time of the meeting, and yet ho could not but* say tliat lie was much gratified at the popular manifestation dis played before turn. K was enough for him to know, that it was uii expression of the feeling of the people of New York in favor of a great and noble cause ? the cause of the Union , the oonstltutiOB and the enforcement of the laws. Tho distinguished gentleman wlio proxyh-d him hud s|>okun of a penco party, but he hoped that there was not one man in that vast assembly or in tho city of New York ? the largest and most prosperous city Iu the Union either before or after the Confederates went out ? he hoped there was no one who would be willing to declaro himself a secession ist. (Applause) lleoould readily understand how a New England nun, ulsi goes to the South and enters into an alliance which brings him wealth and profit may at lonst koep silent In th.'s struggle, hut how any New England man could ever .join hinds with sooesalon certainly passed his understanding. (Applause.) If there was any sueJi a one be would only cay that earth had no r or tin- too bud, and hell uo place too hot to hold him. (Laughter and applause.) If thorn be such a man, his memory would bo over hold in contempt and dcrlxl<m, like that of Isca riot, rooking and fresh forever. He nut no believer iu a peace party. Hu was not driven from Virginia, but left it of his own free will, with his family ami bis flag u*i. (Laughter.) The reason that ho left was because lie could not look on the desecration of the Union. He ciime from the soil that was onoe distinguished for foate of arms and doeds of valor, wln re lite mon of tho North ana the sons of ths South met together on Um battle Hold and bared tboir hroasts to Hm common foe ? where tho same nod contained tlieir mutilated bodies ? where Northern men and Southern mcji went down together on tho field of death as the hoarded grain goes flown before tho strong arm of the roa[>er ? where the same Bobbing rain soaked tho turf that formed their common grave, and tlio same wild llowors spring up alxive th'wo mounds, and shod their fragrance on their common grave ? and in that same land, when the last day shall come that time shall be no more, side by side shall those bravo mm of the North and South rise up together, and stand before the Throne of God, and receive their rewards for the deods dotio in tlio body. Anil this was the placc that ho w spotted out ? (loud laughter and applause)? with twelve soldiers, six before and six behind, and he (the s(iealcer) all the while endeavoring, in a~ l'ar as he could, to keep step to the mu sic tlie Union. in this manner he was conducted to prison and kept UK-re for nevenil hours, and supplied with food scarcely oipial to that which its suppliod at tho St. Nicholas, with Uie windows of tlio prison surrounded by large numbers of North Carolina sildlors, who were con gregated in delight at viewing wl.at they believed to be a real live Yankee. (Laughter. ) Thero amid bo no |<ea"e under such circumstances. Tho speaker then went ou to recount some 'if tlie incidents of his prison life, tine night he hoard the groans of on old man who luid been brought In and who had to sleep ou tho Iwiro iloor. llo was nwakene 1 from sleep ut about midnight, and he h <ard this old man lamenting his fate. At one time the old man rriifl out that it whs a shame that a man of his uga, a father of thirloon chil dren ? (laughter)? who had always had all the comforts of life, should lw? Jiersocuted merely hecaono he was a lover of the Union and could not agree with his neigh bors. Mr. Chandler went on to explain that ho was an old lino whig, and that though he was on an electoral ticket he did not go lor Lincoln nor Brocklnridge, but for Dell and Everett. He continued, at considerable length and with rare eloquence and energv. to defend Uie cause of tlie Utilon, colouring every lover ut his country to stolid by the old (lag which had so long and so proudly waved over the fabric erected by our an cestors. On resuming his seat ho was loudly cheered. At the oonolu/ Ion of this masterly speech there wore loud cries for Dickinson, bat UMmtmai not appear ing somo voices began to call for Greeley, aDd a few others for Kaymoud. After considerable tussling In the rear of the platform, Mr. Raymond emergod to the front, w lien lie was received with a tre rnendous shout, mid renewed halloing for Greeley and lb adv. All this while the {Mtie.nl philosopher of the Tri bunr was gently slumbering on tho bosom of a gentleman on tho plntform; but tlte rattling noise kicked up by the democracy brought him to his feat, and he sought bi got to tho front u t the platform. But Mr. Raymond had alroady begi n to speak, In tfie iui<U-t of greet noise and confusion. He began by defending tlie cause of order, and declaring that he would lxj ready to vacate hie place for Wilier Mr. Brady ur Mr. Greeley, hut for two reason*. The first was that Mr. Brady was not in the room, and tlie next w as that Mr. Greelcv's time had not yet ootne. Ho then, at sorne length, expressed his views on the present crisis. When Mr. Greeley's "turn "had comohc advanced to the front, and was received with considerable applause and not a lew hiss.* J-'nun the lower end of the room some cries of "Turn bim out1' wore h"ard, but these soon suli filod and thesposker was allowed to proceed. He be gun by saying that he was a man of order, sud lor this principle he woulu always contend, liie nt-t u Uie speech did not attract much notice. H > Si B. wiis i Jie next speaker. He ty laving a high compliment to tho I'nl ti seniluient of the day. Ue said that we now live ai dark ami troublous days. Traitors had endeavored to trail in the diwt tho Hag of tlie Union. Was there a man who ould lo I that uti> Indignity offered to that liag was not an insult to hu'iiseii ? Was there any one who could look at the trou bles ?t his country and not feel impelled to come forth iitrl tin ad in bis jiower for the success of tho Union in arms? It such tli tc be go mark him well ? For him no minsirol raptures swell; Hi, ii though bis title, pr?un bis nuine, Boundless ins wealth lis wish may ciaitn ? Dospitu bis title, (Kiwor and pelf. The wreteli com i tilted a'l in se'.f ? Living shall f orfeit lair renown, And doubly dying shall go down To tli" vile dust from which he pprutqr, Unwept , i nhonored and unsung. ( Am>latu>o.) Tboi e was now hat one pa. ty In the whole country. The flrgt g in at l'ort Suuiter hod obliterated every distinction, It shook down ovary party that evr-r existed, and nwlo oue united poople rise up In Uiolr strength for Uia defence of a prout country, a noble Union, and a glorious de?' iiy. Away with ovory Idea of an unworthy peace. Unto could bo no such thin# 111 u peace with traitms ami rebo h. Hie war which had been forced upon the country by ihe rebols must bo i u r ried out with vigor odd energy until tli" lust vestige of treason bus been obliterated. And let ihe people take fmlh anil continue in their lilbrtn for tho preservation of tlilti Union, and the starry banner of the republic would once more dance upon every hilltop ?nd from the bleak bills of New Hampshire to the far thest oonflnejt of Texas. (Applause.) llr. lloijts, tho candidate for the ofllco of County <lerk , was next Introduced, ai.d made a few patriotic aud high ly olTi'ctivo remarks. Tho He v. Maitiikw H.mji Smith followed with a strong Union s|MX'ch, which o lcltcd considerable applause. On motion, three cheers were given for tho Union ticket, and tho moetlug adjourned. Mr. Jiniei T,ync.h to t lie Public. Tho undersigned olllcors of the Sixty-ninth regiment, Now York titato Militia, luivmg heard with Indignation and regret that an attempt Ik being made by the political opponents of Mr. James Lynch, candid at o for HheilfT of this county, to injur#; him 'by means of false nnd mali cious statements and misrepresentations, deem it their duty to state the following facts to the community , the soma being within their knowledge: ? First. James Lynch served faithfully for three month* in tho ranks of tho Eighth New York regiment, although positions of high honor in othor roglmeuts were ollbred to him. Second. During his term of servlco the lmttery to which he w?b attached was assigned the most, a'dooua and dangorotis duties, from which ho never showed tho least disposition to shrink, biit, on tho contrary , ulwuys distinguished himself by his seal, Industry and otflcioncy. Or tills we havo personal knowledge, having at various times visited that battery at its advanced position, and always found Mr. Lynch at his post, and active and oner getic in the discharge of his duties. Third. James Lynch and his companions of the Eighth regiment battery were foremost in the march to Oentrcvllle, and were the tirst to discharge their guns at the retreating rebels near Fairfax Court House. They kept their placo In front of tho advancing column, freely encountering the dungers of that position, until tho 20th of July, when their term of sorvlce, by law and agreement, hud explrod. Admitting that Mr. Lynch and his fel'ow soldiers in that company insisted on their discharge at the expira tion of their term, wo can soe uo cause for censuring their conduct. They had served their country faithfully for the time allowed by the laws of their State, and for which they had promised the government to servo. The highest ofilciuls of fhe Wur department freely admitted that thoy lml discharged all their duties, and discharged thrrn well. Aro men not entitled to credit rather than blame who liave discharged all their duties* Should limy be reviled by |K>lltjeal hack* who have never devoted an honr to the cause of their country , and who, while they huve fatten - od on the fruits of governmental patronage and oflleial 8i>oils, have, by their intrigues, want of prluciple and corruption, brought a calamity upon us which they are not willing to remove by a singlo act of devotion to tho cause of tho (7nlou, by a single arm raised in defence of lite institutions. In conclusion tho undersigned beg to assure this com mnuity that thero Is not a shadow of foundation for the calumnies uttered against Mr. James Lynch. They find better opiurtunitles of observing his conduct tlum any othor persons in the service, and they b< ar cheerful testi mony to his patriotism, industry, courage, integrity and ? soaL Robert Nugent, Lieut. On). ?'Hh regiment. John McKeon, Adjutant 69 th regiment. James B. Kirkes, Engineer 6!>!h regiment. Jos. B. Tully , Quuster master tistth regiment. Matthew Kehoo, Pay inks t ?r liUtli regiment. J. Pascal Smith , Surgeon 60th regiment. James Kelly, Capt. Co. H, Both reglmont. Thomas Clarke, t'?|>t. Co. 1). 6!tth regiment. John Hreslin, Capt. Co. Co. F,69th n gimenf. James Cuvenagh, Cant. Co. C, ti'.'th regiment. Jos. Muiuliin, Capt . Engineers t 'Jlh ri gimctU. Thomas Fay, Lieut. tiUih regiment. John Ooonm , Liout. ti9th regiment. Thomas M. Canton, Lieut. tl9th regiment. Edward Hard, Lieut. 69th regiment. Michael O'ltoyle, Liout. 6#th regiment. M. 1*. Hreslin, Lieut. 6'Jih regiment. L. C. I)e Homer que, Lieut, 69th regiment. I'eter Met) node, Lieut. 69th regiment. B. J. Mcdcrmott, Lieut. 60th regiment. Maurice W. Wall, Lieut. 69th regiment. L. Onhill, Lieut. 69th regiment. Thomas 1/vldy , Lieut. 6'.lth regiment. Nicholas Judge. Lieut. 60th regiment. Win. Fogarty, Lieut. tlUlli regiment. M. A. Clarke, Lieut. 69th regiment. Wm. <?. Hart, I.ieut. 69th regiment. Richard Dalton, I.ieut. 69th regiment. d. L. Sullivan, Lieut. 69th regiment. Lieutenant Jjowoy, 68th regiment. Nkw York, Oct. 91,1961. My I>?ar Colo via. ? Tho political opiionents of Mr. James I ynch . candidate for Sheriff, on account of his con nection with tho Eighth regiment battery, have sought to injure him before the community. I ask you, us an net of Justice to him, to express your opinion in regard to the matter, us you are particularly acquainted with the facts in relation to which Mr. Jam s Lynch has been misrepre sented. Hoping that you will give this your earliest con sideration, I remain, dear OoUuiel, your sincere friend. J. MoKEON. To Colonel T. F. Mtvanrn, Acting Brigadier. Oitohkr 2.1,1861. My Dsjr Awitaht ? In reply to your favor of the 21st, I feel much pleasure in stating, that all the time the sixty ninth, with which 1 had tho honor of boing temporarily wuineeted, were in Virginia, I had frequent opportunities of observing the diligence, fidelity and energy with which our friend, Jumi>s Lynch, discharged his military du ties. Jt Is well known ] have several times reterred to his conduct during that short but trying campaign with the warmest admiration, and I frankly confess T have learned nothing as yet In regard to him to shake my coutidejico in his )ijuck or lessen tho cordial respect I was lod, fr> m the constant obsorvution uf his manliness and activity while on servlco with his regiment, to auter taiu for him. Tlx* particular circumstance you direct my attention to Is fairly ojien to criticism, and the action of James Lynch and his comrades on the occasion may not meet with the approval even of his warmest friends. But I never <vui ascribe tho step ho then to >k to want of courage, knowing him as I do, through a mutual expe rience of somewhat ticklish and dangerous undertakings; nor, most assuredly, can it bo ascribed to the least want of fidelity Pi the just and glorious cause In tho service of which he has provod himself, as a citizen and a soldier, so rnliahle and staunch. In writing this much, however, 1 bog It clearly to be understood that I do not mean to support Junx* Lynch's political claims for any v>osition to which he may l>e now justly aspiring, maintaining, a^I do, an absolute neutrality between all the candidates for political or municipal posts and tumors in the pending eJoetion. As long as I am soldiering it is my determina tion to keep out of looiil politics, speaking only when a necessity arises for my doing so, in reference to those higher and nobler questions which concern tho country at large. Believe tuc, with the friendliest regard, to re main, very truly , yours, THOMAS FRANCIS MKAflHF.R. To Joux MuKma, Adjutant Sixty ninth regiment , N. Y. S. M. Mozart General Committee. This committee met lnnt evening at Mozart Halt, for the purpose of making arrangoments fur their ratiQ"atkm meeting, on Friday evening, at Cooper Institute. Nothing of any importance transpired, further than tln> appoint ment of committees to take charge of Uie prefer dbtribn tion of their political bills. Mayor Wood spotae otsomo length on the necessity of a liarmonioos action at the pre sent time; that there never was a time wlieti the Mozart party was surer of sueccss If harmony wait oarrlrd nut. lie dwelt considerably oh tho surety of Mr. Lynch V suc cess , and called upon all to support him, notwithstanding tin? misrepresentations l;e.i|>ed lijion hiui through the public prints. They were all false , aud ho woi willing to bet from one hundred 10 ten thousand dollars < (wit he would bo the next Sheriff. Mozart (senatorial Convention. SUM District ? The nominating body of tho Sixth Jk> ?irt SonatorlaJ Convention met last evening at Uoz?rt Ilall, and nominated John J. Bradley hp their choiee in Uie otwulng election for Senator of the district. New York Stutc Politic*. Ain*:?y, Oct. 38, 106a. The democrats to day nominated A. IUecckor Dunks to represent them in the Third Assembly district. Caxaitoakiua, M. Y.,Oo?. 98, V9ftl. At tho People's Senatorial Oouv ant loo, hold hero today, 'h>n. S. (?. Hod ley, of Seneca eoanty, was unAtiiuXMMf/ nominated for Senator in the Twenty -sixtfi <l*u- let. The Pacific Telegraph I.lne. Tim VtWH- MESBA UU OVKR TIIK PACIFIC TKLBOMAPft LIMB. The Awt tetagrnfiiie m?+sa#e from the Paeil* tn the Atlantic was sent by Chief Juetice l'i?W , of Cu.itornla, to the l*ro*M?ut, as follows:? S>nsAWW?TO, not. J4_T:40P. M to tommm Jjwhm, President of the I'tiited futss* ? In the temporary at>se?oe << the Qovcrtwt rf the Stale I am requested ?e send you the first message w filch will b* transmitted oyer the wires uf U.g teUigraph line which oeaneeta t!ie Pur ! Br wllh the Atlantic BiaUm. The people ef Qalifornia dosire to congratulate upoii Uie completion ef tl?e great work. TJi?y Imltev* thai it will be tlw means of ?lr?iiglhotiiiitf tue attachment wliir.li birds both tka taht nfid W.it to the L'nlou, aud th?y d>?lre u thin tlie Hut aerobe lilt eontiaent to ?*!? -?is th"lr loyally to that Vni '?,aii'l their dcterui li.'ion to maud bytbogovern ment in this Its day of trU'. They regard that go wn. tmJit with itilectlcn, atiJ v* .1 adher ? t > it under uli for timoe. STHMIHN .1. FlkLD, Chief Jtihtlcc ut ( alifi rms. This inossn^o was recfiTpd at Washington bjr the Pre sident at half-poet eleven A. M. on tlie 2.r.'W TUB PRESS OF DUrilNBflP AT TUE TKI.BORAPn OfTICBH. ST. LOOIS, Oct a?, 1??1.

We are gratified to learn from .f. II. Wade, l*q. ,Pre?.i dent of the Pacific Telegraph Company, tb it over 2 to j private messages jmfwed over the lino the tirst day it w.ie opened, and tluit messages continue to come tn at both ends as fast as tho operator* btv able to transmit them, thus indicating alriady tb;U it wfll soon lio neoessary to put up one or two more wires to meet the nrgetit wants of the commercial public and tlie pre?s, Tl?c Weather at father Point. Fati'Kh i'o uf, OiH. S8? 10 P, M. The weather it clear and Luc. IMPORTANT FROM NEW GRANADA. Ill^lt I limited Proceeding of llaniut'rii'a Gi)vvriiiiii'iit?\lkgi'(l 1'omplft ity of (he Amvi'li'uu Consul, die. Wasiiikuton, Oct. 28, 1861. Tho state of affltirs In New Granada with regard to the United Elates is in a delicate and Interesting condition. Klovutlug 'ho hug of >'"tate sovereignty ami State rights, General Mosquer? throw the country into a terrible revo lution, and on tho 18th of July succeeded in entering tho capital through tho Imbecility of tho chief commanders of tho constitutional army, and tho absence of confldenoc in them by tho troops; hut he has not been ubla to extend his rule to even one-half of tho Territory or population of tho country, and there are now powerful odd* against him. 1/itters from Bogota nay that tho American legation there favored the obtaining of Information by Oonoral Mosquera relative to the strength and movements of his opponents, by which ho wub enabled al lust to attack them with advantage; that in the samo manner our Minister, Gei oral Jones, violating tho orders of General Briceno in the Magdalen* river, had months before caused tho disaster to the expedition pent by President Ospina to tho Atlantic States, under the command of that chief, General Jones having caused a steamer to proceed down the river by which tho rebels wero informed of the pogi. tlon, strength and plan of attftel; i.f tho govorninent troops. These letter* a Ito u. . i t that on tho evening of the 10th of July, when M?squ< ra most cruelly ordered the murder of throo citizens without trial, oven denying thom all spiritual comforts, Gen. Jones lent the United States flag at a ball or soiree, given in tho houso he occupied. It is known, too, that Gen. Jones himself hastened to recognise tho Keif -as sumed government of Mosquora, presenting to him tho appointments of United States Consul to Panama and As pinwall, and asking him tho exequaturs, which wore im mediately given. In oontequenoe of those proceedings of Gen. Jones Mosquera assumes to huve been formally re cognized by the government of the United States, and li.'iH therefore attempted to abruptly terminate the laliors of the New Granada and United Statos com mission, organised nearly live months sgo for tho examination and settlement of claims of American citizens. Through personal animosity to Messrs. Hurtndo and Pom bo, the former Oommtssi'mer and the lat ter Charge d'Aflairos of that republlo, hi lirst attempted to divert the funds provided by New Granada for tho Commission, and next to recall or su|ierscde Mr. Hurtado, notwithstanding the Commission, by the terms of tho convention, is of a judicial character, and is placed In u position independent of ix litieul interference by either of the governments Joining in the arrangement. General Joues is now on his way to tho Un.tod States, and his successor, Judge Burton, has probably, by this time, arrived in Bogota. Tho above fuels, though not de rived from government channels, aro reliable, aiul It is known in diplomatic circles that General Mosquera, by hi?'h handed and discourteous proceedings, has planed himself in hostility to the Knglish aud French legations at Bogota. Intrrcitlng from Canada. Ol'H QBBMO OORKESrONDRNCE. Ql'EHBC, Oct. 24, 1861. Departure of Sir Blmund Ifead, Late Ooremor of Brilitk Korth America ? Arriml of IsOrd M<MCk,de. Sir Edmund Walker Hoiul, late Governor General of British North America, loft Quohcc for Boston, en route to England, this afternoon. llo left to-day with all Uio marks of respect that official .red tape could show. A guard ol' honor of tho Seventeenth regiment and Sixtieth rides was at tho wharf, while the rest of tho military hem lined the streets ail the way from his office down to tho water's edge. Tho big guns of tlio frowning citadel boomed forth a reyal "/ilute. Tho members of tho Executive Council crossed the river with him in tho ferry steamer, and two of them, the Hon. Messrs. Cartier and John Ross, are ac coni|ianving him to Boston. But only a hundred indifieront unofficial spectators got together as ho left, and a very thin, cold che r struggled from their lips as the boat left tho shore. Lord Monck, the new Governor General, is a man who much resembles the Duke of Kewcastlo in personal ap j*earanre. Ho wears his beard long, in the samo way, covering bis face. He soem8 a good humored, rollicking Irishman, who loves a lark dearly. We shall know ntoro about him in a few weeks,. Lady Monck, Mr., Master and tlie Mioses* Monck. and a mute of twenty nam* with bitn. They are provided wkh temporary quarters in the Par liament House, which is fitted up in tho same sty 1.' us when tho i'rinco of Wales was here. He is to bo sworn in as Administrator to-morrow, lie having left Kngland without his patent of Governor, un It had to be sunt to Halmoral to get the great seul attached and did not reach Llverjiool in time. This is all my budget to-day. In a short time I'll send you soaio more news. Meanwhile do givo those South erners a sound thrashing on the 1'otomac, or the Canadi ans who sympathise with you will tie quite cowed down by the Tury party, who don't. Arrival of the Steamship Arsgo. St. Johxs, N. FT, Oct. , 1881. The steamship Arago, Captain Lines, passed Cn|*> Kaoe at three o'clock on Sunday morning, er? route to New York. She left Havre on Wednesday morning and Cowos on Wednesday night, 18th inst. She has 246 iiassengers, fJO tons of cargo and tho usual mail". Mie experienced rough weather during the voyage, with a succession of violent gales. Her advices have boon anticipated. Base Ball. NEW YOKE V8. BROOKLYN. Tt?e game botween the picked nines of llic junior club? of Now York and Brooklyn was played yesterday aftor noon, on tho grounds of the Mutual Club, at the Elys Ian Fields, Hoboken, ami resulted in the defoat of the New York nine by one run. Tlio gums wag beautifully played by both sidus, tlioy bring very evenly matched, and, an tho result shows, it was one of tho closest con tests of tho present base ball season. Both skies displayed first cluss \>lay in^r, aud tlie fielding and batting of each were excellent. Tlw New York ers wore selectud from but two clubs, the "Mystic'' and "Active," both playing on Hamilton square, and they wero short of the services of an important iuid good player, W. Kelley, their catcher. Tho New Yorkers played their eighth in-hand and sooro<l seven runs, when the game was called in consequent* of tho darkness, and the tally wa* obliged to be made from tho seventh in ninga, by which they lost the game by one run. Home runs were made by Amory, llcCorlbcy a?d Walker, of the New York nine. We give the score: ? KBW YORK. O. K. RBOOKLTir. O R. F.bblts, 3 b 2 1 Taylor, c 2 3 ffiover, s s 2 2 Thomas, If 2 2 Page, lb 8 1 Bliss, 3 b 3 0 McKweenv. rf 2 3 Rtttison, p., 2 1 Walker, cf 3 1 M. Rogers, as 2 J McCartney, 1 f. ...... .2 2 Smith, 2b 2 Simonson, 2 b 3 1 Hicks, lb 3 J T. Kolley.p 1 2 Black weU, c f ...2 2 Amory, c ...3 1 A. Rogers, r f 3 1 Total 14 Total 16 KI NS JMI'F IK RAI1I 1NMJKI. New York 8 0 1 3 0 0 2?14 Brooklyn 10 2 8 2 1 4? 16 Umpire ? A. B. Taylor, of the Mutual Club of Mew York. I'ellif Intelligence. CAirrrK or a Hotki. Tiiik!- ? Wantw, Hi.avkibs for tub Army, Pkrh.uv. ? Imritig the last few weeks Ux pro prietors of ot>r principal howls have noticed a very serious diminution in their stock of blankou. aud bod liucn. Knowing tlmt these artlclos aro at present much in request for the oomfort of our army, Mn-y supposed some p.itr lotlc individual, with very indistitit t notions <tf m<n<in and leiim. was making free with thoir proporty for thai very laudable purpose; and being dosiroiw of having something to say in the matter, Mr. Dcvoy, tin special detce.tlve of the Aslor House, Itad orders to hunt him up. Alter looking around for a few days, Mr. Devoy Succeeded in finding the gentleman he was In scorch of on Satur<lay morning last, just as he was nnerging from the Merchants' Hotel, in Cortlandt street. He provsd to be a young (Jerman, about twenty two years of ago, and gave tlw uiuae <f John Otto. At the time of his appre hension lie had ill his t>ossesslon tint blankets and bed rlethns iu which he had slept the previous night ; and, ua enadaoUng Mr. Dovoy to a room he had rented In th? viotoity <f City Hall place, all the articles missing daring the UuM few weeks were four 4. Ho had taken aliout thirteen pairs of blanket* aiW a proportionate number of ahewts and pillow oases. The ptisouer was kootwd up in the Toiul* to await his trial . Personal Intelligence. W. C. Hdwnrdrt, of lite United Btetes Coast ?nrvey ; P. WiUett, of Boston; K lleru, or Norwalk, and D. Mixwell, of New London, are stopping at the St. Denis Hotel. OifiUiu Tibhite mid H. Krazier, c>f the Untied States .Army; S. V. Will lac is aud wife, of Washington: D.T. Irish, of Montreal ; C. R.Thompson, of Haltimope; !*?. O. Beebe, cf Portsmouth ; P. Btrac-kan, of I/>ndou; J.T. Lock wood and wlfo,i< liiii'alo; J. H. Warner aud wife, uf Troy. N. Y. T. U. l'verctt and wife, I>. W. Morrill and wife and S. II. 1 WaUeJ , if Boston, iuid A. H. liar man and wife , vf Ctove Luid , arc s:tc|H>i"g at th^A^tli Atmuiu ilot?4. Captain Colby, of HariflfCsj, I*. B. Thomas, of Mary" land;C. T. 1 iiiiikwtl , of (taonecUcut; K. E. (lay andG.'H I'nrker, if tho United States Army; U. C. Whiting, of Washington: R. Kp|4ng of ,-t. bn?; F. 8. Seymour, of Wat rbitrv : S. T. Ixint , of California , and II. .T. Thompson, of Cliifeigo, arc stopping at the St. Nicholas llotoi. J. Merideth Bond, of All)?nr; Frank Abbott, .tfimos Harvey and Oript-ain Clongh of i*>ston: Ilr. A. M. Ross, of Montreal ; S. M l.dgcll.oi 8t. louis; K. Clark and wife, of Iowa; W. S. Child" and wife. i>t Montre.-il; J. I,. Treat and wife of Now I la Mil; It. W. Dole, of Washington, and A. (i. Hazard, of Connecticut, are stopping at tho Astor* House. I.ieutenint Itorlace and Mr. Hugdale, of If. B. M. ship Raccr; W. I>. Irvine, of the British Legation at Washing ton, W. Kv.UiS, <f Ki.giatul; K. I?. Chapln and wife, of S| riugflo!d , and C. .1. Anthony, of Worcester, Mass., aro si pping at thot ;a rndon Hotel. H"n. William H. Todd, Clover nor elect of Ohio, was in Harrisbuig, l a., uu the 2tilh InslanL THE CRUISE OF THE U. S. STEAMER M'CLELLAN. Tim United piutrs armed steamship WoCtollan, Alfred 0. Cray ooMlnandlrg, sailed Dos JWtWl Sunday i September 8, with stores, powder, fcc. , for the lorts in the Gulf, and an ived off Fort Pick* us, and anchored near (ho frigato Colorado at two A. M. OB Thursday . September 19, having touched and deltvored earjo on tbo way at K' y Wont and Turttgas. After sunrise went in clone to tho fort and anchored ( ?nd commenced delhering p w dor, shell, fcc., 4c. From thin date until Wednesday, October 8, wo wero detained under orders of Colonel Brown , commat id mt of tho Department of Florida. On the morn ig of Wcdnosday , October 9, at i.bout four o'clock, a flro wan seen from tho i-hip und, fr< m the ap pearance, it was supposed to be at the Navy Yard at War rington. At half-past, live watt under way, and stood out towards tho frigate Potomac, when a bout wag won coming from the fort. Passing close to the stern of the trigate, Captain l'owell requested Captain Gray to tike him In tow, th.it tho frigate might In- clorer In flmro. To this Captain Gray ay Hon toil , but doferrod tho towing until after lie had hail communication with tho boat, which ho (!>eii ran In for. To our surprise, Lieut* nant Bos?, of tho Kngincer corps, camo on board aud informed us that the flro proceeded from Camp Brown , the camp of Colonel Wilson's regiment, which had been attacked by tlio rebels fmm the mainland, who had lauded in force during tho night, lie brought orders from Colonel Brown forth) McClollan to take a body of marines from the Potomac and go in close to the shore and land them , aud then to shell the rebel force. After twain communicating with Captain Powell, of the Fotoma", we took thu frig to in tow, he suggesting that somo time would bo necessary to get the marines ready, und that in tho meantime wo could low him in shore. At ? f>0 took him in tow> and in a few minutos his hawser parted. Captain Gray was desirous of at once going in shore without the Potomac, but Captain Powell insisted on boing towed in, which w?rk was Unally concluded at half-post eight. Over half an hour now elapsed before the marlnos enme onboard. Wo then stood close in to the island ; but it was apparent that in consequence of tho hindrance of lowing in the Potomac we were too latu to prevent the disembarkation of the enemy at tho points they had se lected. Supposing that somo portion of liicin had ret i eat - ed further down tho Island, the captain pioceoded S'uno twelve miles down, close In shore, but was unable to discover any of the enemy, they having got off at Five Mile Points. After putting the marines on board tho frigate wo proceeded close to tho fort, and received orders from Colonel Brown to go at onco to tho month of the Mississippi or to the head of tho Passes and deliver despatches to Flag Officer McKoan, on hoard the frigate Niagara. At four o'clock P. M. game day was under weigh, and at half-past five o'clock next morning saw tho Niagara off Pass-a-l'Outre, and stood for her, and at hair past six o'clork Cnpt. Gray went on board and delivered despatch) 4. Tho Niagara 'hen shaped her course for Fort Pickens, and at half past seven o'clock wo wero under weigh for Ship Island, with orders from the Hag officer for Capt. Baikiy , of the Colo rado. At half-past three o'clock P. M. anchored under the stern of the Colora lo, and h id communication with her and gunboat Massachusetts. At half past live o'clock weighed anchor, the Colorado doing the same. At mid night spt ke United States frignto Mississippi, block uting ofl'Mobilo bar, and aficr communicating willed for Fort Pi: kens and anchored off the fort next morning, Friday, October 11 , and at oight o'clock reported to Col. Brown. At ten o'clock got under weigh und went out to tie) Niag ara at the outer buoy, und took in tow three large launch es and stood in fo til' fort. With t No energetic tid of Cainaln Guest, of the Niagara, we, at four o'clock P. M. , received on hoard two rilled guns ? is: and thirty pounders, with shell, fcc., and mounted them on foro cnstiedeck. At ten minutes of six o'clock roccivod orders from Flag Odlcer McKeau to proce od to PnsH-a-POutre, and If not finding one of tho shq s of the fleet ut tho Pass, then to go around to tho Southwest Pass aud cross thu bar and go up to the fleet lit the head of the Pluses. On Saturday, October 12, st six o'clock A. M., brought to a schooner, which proved to bo tho United States despatch Schooner Bart, from Barntario Bay, who was unable to give any informal^ 11 us tft tho position of the fleet. Ar rived off the b ir at Pass-a-l'Outre about seven O'clock A. M. , and, hearing the discharge of heavy guns up the Pass, tho captain determined to cross the bar ut onco and pro cced up tlm river. On th? way np took oil liourd Dr. Hr.ulhiiry and two men, with their b ut, who paid they wero goiug up tlio river beyond l lie head of the Passes. and that the Doctor wan hound for the city of New Orleans, but ha\ ing no written pass Captain (J ray made liini and the men prisoner*. We now learned tint the lleet which we nx|>ectod to tind at the head of the I'iisbw, bad been driven down the river through the Southwest faun, by tho steam rnra ami river steamers of tlie enemy. lV ing now at the head of the Passes, and seeing nothing of the fleet, and hearing the conttauod tiring in the Southwest Pass, the Medoliiui was turned and headed down the l'as*. Soon alter this the Bring ceased, and the rebel steamers were seen roming up the Southwest Pass, and two of them turned into Pase-a l'Outre and loliowod us down. At elo von o'clock wo rccrossod the bar, and at one P. M. made the fleet, and at two P. M. anchor ed close to the steam frigate Richmond, inside tbe bar at Soutwest Pas?. We found tike frigate and the sloop-of war Vineennus and supply ship Nightingale hard and fast aground, the Preble and Water Witch outside. At tbree o'clock put tbe two rifled guna on board tho Richmond, and In half an hour was alongside the Vlncennes, and commenced working to get her off. The captain of the Vincennos hail thrown ovor all his broadside guns and his anchors. At four o'clock carried away both of the after bits of the McCleilan, tearing away staterooms and sections of tho upper dcck. Soon after cast off and cam* alongside the Richmond, where we lay that night, at the request of Captain Pope. During tho night all tho prepa rations worn made, in case the ram should como down, to abandon tho Richmond and Vincennos and blow them up, and th" McCleilan to take tho officers and crew 'in hoard and go to d"u. The enemy, however, did not come down again that night. Tho iioxt morning, Sunday , Oct. 13, at a quarter past six, commence.! pulling away at the Richmond , and In throe quarters of an hour we succeeded in getting her afloat, au<l went out wilh her over tho bar. We then returned . and at eight A. M. made fast to tho Vincennes, in con junction with the South Carolina, Captain Allien. After repeated pulls and jerks she started at half |>ast eleven, when she niado sail and went out over the bar. During the last hour employed hi getting off the Ylnconnes tho rebel si earners were up at the head of the Passes, and one of them camo down tho Pass to within three miles distant, awl, alter observing the operations of the sue cessful release of the Richmond and Viucennes, went up the river; nor were any or them soon again lu tho Pass up to the timo of tho McClellan's departure at noon next day. At five o'clock on Sunday wo mado fast to the Nightin gale, and after tugging away for nearly an hour her fif teen inch hawser parted, and finding slio did not move we laid alongside of her for tho night, and at daylight next morning commeucod pulling again, but to no pur pose, as she was drawing stfventei o feet aft and had but nine feet of water there, and fourteen feet at her bow. Pile has probably floated before Hi>s. its it was intended to transfer part of her cargo to tho other vessels. At eleven o'clock of Monday took on board fifty seamen for the Niagara and Colorado, the malls and despatches, and started tor Fort Pickens, und anchored under tho stern of the Niagara early next morning. Just before leaving the Southwest Pass Oapt. Pope sent to Uapt. Gray, of the McCleilan, the following note, with tho results or n survey hold on the McCleilan, under orders of (.'apt. Pof>e : ? U.srrKiiSrATKsSnwiisinr Riciimokh, Oct. 14, 1S61. My Ukar Si a ? I'ormlt me to express to you ray sincere thanks lor th> friendly aid you have rendered to this ship and the Vincennes in getting them n float. And I have to express groat regret that you have so much Injured your fine steamer, as appears by tlio accompanying report. In great haste, yours, truly, JNO. POPE, Capt. Oapt. Ghat, commanding army steamship McCleilan, at Southwest Pass, Miss. Captain Gray greatly rogrettad his inability fo gef the Night inhale atloat . lie liad already used up 'all his lines; and after parting the large hawser of the Nightingale, and 1 wiving no bits or rliocks loft to mako fast to, and having i??l the masts to the extent w hich ho thought they would bortr, lie concluded to give up the effort. lite unfortunate circumstance which prevented the McCUUlan from rendering glorious and important service to our country is explained by the following extract from ttie official report of Col. Brown: ? I also des|mtched a staff officer on board tho steamer MoClellan with orders for him to take position opposite the landing place, and open ou the enemy, unfortunately at tho samo time directing him to go to the Potomac, lying near, and atJc for some men to assist him in case lauding was necessary. Capt. Powell directed hlra to tow hixsbip to tlie scene of nctioii, which so delayed him that lie did not arrive until after the en?mv had vacated, (tent. Powell acted from the best of motives, and, under ordinary circumstances, from correct principles; but the result was unfortunate, as the McCleilan could have driven tho rebel steamers away, and we must have made prisouers of most ?f tho invaders. THANKS TO COMMANDER LOCKWOOD. OUR FOKTBESS MONHOE COIUtESrONDKNCK. Fortiuhs Mo.vroe, Oct. 3d, lRfll. A oopy of the following letter, addressed to Flag Officer OoMsborough by tlio Secretary of tho Navy, relative lo tbe action between the United States steamer Daylight ao i the rebel battery at Lynnh&ven Day, on tbe occasion of the rescuo of tlie siiip ,Iohn Clark, was read byO>mmandor Look wood oo tho quarter d?-ck of the Daylight to Ms off!. mm and crew, accompanied by a few brief and pertinent remarks, which wero seemingly highly gratifying to hie audience, and, coupled with the expression from head, quarters, will doubtless tend to similar exertion on tboir part for tho future should oocaflon ofR'r: ? Navy I ikpamt^iknt, Oct. M, 1861. Sir ? Hie Depirtment has roccivod with much pleasure the reiort of Commander Lockwood of his engagement with the rebel battery at I.ytmhaven llay. and is much gratified at bis success in silencing the enemy and re lieving the merchant snip John Clark from her dangerous situation. I am, sir, respectfully , your obedient servant, GIDEON WELLES. To Flag officer L. M. Goi.nenomx'un, &c., Hampton Roads, Va. IRA HARRIS GUARD (CAVALRY.} Colonel lie Forest is to be presented with a hdrsc, for service on the field of battle. The ceremony will take plat o la front of his residence, 07 East Forty seventh street, at neon to-morrow. THE FINANCIAL REVULSION AT THE SOUTH: Tho Punic Anion;; tlio Cotton Pl?nt?ri ? The Pruil urc Ii?u n an Entrrlug Wed(? fur (lir Pollfli'ol UlvUlon of (lie SoutW tii'eri'tury JUeinuiliifitir He vie wed, ?&?. ll'rum the Richmond Whig, Oct. 24. j TJIK FINANCIAL QUESTION. If wo understand oofioctly th1 proposition for buying the cotton and tobacco crops wltn Treasury notes, Mr. M'tuminger wholly mis apprehends it. Hi- looks upon M us ii liemo for thi? "organization of labor" ? m a sort of eootaiist project, by which govt 'rnmunt undertakes to 1 roviile for tho wants of a tIi. LfUi.iiH an#worthle?8 cora iM mity, for, ami lu consideration of ? nothing. This la a total misconception of the project, and of the <lecp ami dovot-d spirit of patriotism which prompts It on the part of the people. lis object is to bring the vast ra source.s,flC the country , now lying doimiuit and inert,, tnto vigorous action, to rapol the public caemy und in?W? good our independence. No land moro abounds in all the substantial materials for comfort and independence, and. when the market* <>r the world aro open, in the ele montB i f wealth. But, undei existing circumstances, thoy are of Utile avail. The toViti or reprenn'otivei of vdUtt are. wanting auu.n-/ us. To Ripply thin deficiency, and 5aiv otmHvet from perishing lit the midst of abundance, is the end proposed by this scheme. But Mr. Mcmmln ger tells lis that this scheme, instead of aiding the go vernment, will embarrass It; that the government will h ive t? rui.se two hundred millions to proaecuW the war: that to raise an aihliti<>ual hundred milllona for the relief of the planting interest will he an additional burden, to that amount, on the roaourets of the government. If this were .jo, hit conclusion would be right, and the scheme would at once ho rejected. But b's error pro ceeds from thu fallacy of regarding the people of the Uni feduratc States and the government thereof as separate, independent anil antagonistic entitle*. The Idea is found ed on "the projection" (to i no a map maker's phrase) of the old Yankee system at Washmgt< n,imd should not be tolerated for a moment in the new republic of tlw Smith. For every moment of it* existence the Confederate government Is indebted to the ? people, whom creature it is, and who have breuthod Into it the breath of life. Hut, it theisiveof a hiuulral milli < n of Treasury notes by th- goMrnnuu' equioa Intto the j aytiuiU <f to much >yoie /<y the Huenntment f i'lifjl may re. ve thepeopleai tmtiei/, but they tost the govern men' not king but the paper on whirl/ thy are printeil . Thef do n ? tteir interest ; and if Ibe article for which thoy aro given be Intrinsically valuable, the solvency and ultimate redemption are insured, at the same lime that the com munity is relieved by a tlmoly and Judicious use of it* credit. Kut. says Mr. JMemminger, this one hundred millions of Treasury notes will wine In comiiotitiou with the two hundred millions, necessary for the war, and depreciate the i nine of the I'lh'ie, and enhance the price of whatever government wisb,-s io buy. To prevent this, result . Mr. M. withholds thv hundred millions, hut sug gests that planters get the - i ? ? amount of jiajior money front the kinks ; as though this i ai*?r money would not Inllutu prices quite as much is the same amount of any other sort of paper money. /'? intotnl the country from betnf.flaadtd with thi* worthless yt/xr money, whnhinthe end vfill swamp tin banks and tcniter >n?#i throvgh the land, is i ne great rearon with tut for desiring a pafx-r currency which will patten an intrinsic >olue. "The suspension <* specie payments throughout the entire confederacy (says Mr. M.) relievos each bank from culls oa coin," i. these institutions that already have out lonr to one may throw out as much as they choose; there is no check upon, them whatever. Tills unfohis a terrible future for the country. "The proposal is tl at, at a time wl'en we are called ii|*in to raise this large sum ($SUO,UOO.OOO) for the support of governmeut, we shall raise a futtlier sum of $100,000,0(*0 for the hcuetlt of the plantiug interest.'' [The Treasury notes l>ear no interest, and only coat the government the paper they are priuted ea. Thoy are supposod lo bo represented by out ton b tie* and hogs heads of tobacco.] "For it must be observed, llrst ,. tlmt th" government receives no benottt whatever from this advance." [Is it of no benefit to the fre? government of a free people, that itd citizens aro enabled to en(oy the fruits of their labor, of which they are deprived by a sinto of b ockada and war? That thie government can derive no pecuniary bonellt is its fault,, as we shall show hereafter.] "The money is paid to each individual planter, nnd in exchange the government receives only h is b- md or note ; or, if the cotton be pur chased. the government receives only certain bales of cotton." (This is mere than the government gets by the produce loan; for, while the planter in that gets nothing,, the government gets nothing. ] ''That is to say, tho gov ernment pays out money wnleh Is needful to its very exlsto ice (Its own notes without Interest), and receives In oxchange planters' notes or produce, which it does not nee<l and cannot in any way male* aw of." It i> thit iwapnrity we complain if, which, along with other tridenng rf in flirieitty, ' >xci'e? to much dittruM and al irm in tht country. Wo bolieve that tho rotton and t ihacco croj s, in the hands of a wise, energetic and enterprising government,, would, in spite of tho blockade and war, be sources of boundless credit and trreeiatibto strength. Those nrtteiifi are in demand ali ovar the civiV iz.*l world. Suppose our goverumwit, six months ago hod bail in warehouse and iusurnd $'j<)0,ooo,uoo worth of tobacco md c tton, bought at eight and tun cents, they could, by prop<*r energy, lisive had credit to that amount, in London, and our const might at this moment be tho roughly guarded by steel plated stnamare. The same re# u It, by tho same means, might still be effected, per hap?. in time to anticipate the inroads whtoti tho enemy meditate against ur. We know they are utaking immenso preparntions to burn our cities ami ravage our river shores by means of iron c ised veaaala; and yet, so far as wo are advised, our authorities are mak lag no prepara tions to moot them. It imll be a poor boost far Mr. Mem mivger, tluit he luu ex/i tn<k*l but fifty millions, if , fur the want of a few additional millions, our cities art destroyed ant' our land'detolaltd. Mr, Momminger soggeate as serious objections, "the possession, transportation and manage ment of the crops by the government." We do not understand that the scheme propoueR to throw these labors on tho government. Let the crops be sent to warehouses aud insured by the planter for twelve months, the certificate of tho Inspector and the policy or insurance to lie forwarded to the Treasury Department. A few additional clorks to register theee would be' the only Increase of patronage involved la tho proceed ing. Aitvn if five hundred agent t vtert required, the xhemt would be less obnoxious than that whieh Kns sent forth five or Hz thousand collectors and assessors in quest of a petty tnr, irhirh may serve little ether end them tm reimburse the ? officer* and hurrast the people. Virginia, though interest ed in this scheme, is to a less amount than the .States to the south of ns. The cotton States, which produce but m tinglecrop, are reduced to a try painful condition. They cannot x ell their coUon ? they are not m/m permitted to de liver it in readiness for t tie. The cons <11101.00 is that thoy will, for tho means of subsistence, be o! Iht nuriyif the usurers. If this were all. they, as woB as we, would make a shift to weather the storm; but the safety of the republic it at xtake. The Sem-h try's pMcy isputying into tlu hands of the enemy and afiprosnting the evils of the blockade, tvhieh, under a wiser ?lifi v-matwn, instead of tviit,, would be blessingt. ADDITIONAL PROM THE 80UTH. [From tho Hlchmond Whig, Oct. 24.] TUB COABT OF NOHTH CAROLINA. Wo n re g'ad to kirn tiiat Brigadier (leneral Hill Is put ting o\ cry tiling in motion in his departraont on our coaet. lie is erecting new batteries and putting everything la order for tho reception of the enemy. We learn that our sounds will bo covered with armed vessel* to moot lb a foe at every |>o!nt. We observe that General Hill makes a requisition upon the people of Craven for one-fourth of' their r'avo force for two weeks, to aid in Ike construction, of the batteries, lie also proposes to aoeept a regiment or battalion of volunteers for "local defence, " from the countU-s of Hyde, Beaufort, Craven, Carteret, Jones,. Onslow and Icnior, to serve in 11m counties where they belong, except lu an emergency. SICK NOt.WK.RB. There are more than n thousand invalid soldiers at this, time In the hospital of Staunton, and about five hundred and llfty in the hospital at the Itockbridge Alum Springs. THE POWHATAN'S CHASE AFTER THE, SUMTER. I.ioutenant Portor, commanding tho steamer Powhatan,, which has bcea cruising in search of the Sumter, writes to tltc Navy Department from Maranliam, coast of Brazil,. '24th of September, that ho arrived there only five days after tho Sumter Jcft. For two days more the pirate cruised at the mouth of tlie harbor In hoi>e? of falling in with tho brig Maria, of Now York, which sbo learned was hourly expected. Tho brig and tho I'owhatan ea tere<l the port in company. lie- Coventor of Maranliam treated ttie officers of the Snmter with groat courtesy ? did everything but return licr salute; promised tltat sbo might sell the Maria there, if captured, supplied here with oool, nod soemed anxious to do so, but did not care altout granting the same privi lege to the Powhatan. Lieutenant I'ortor entered a pso t<-st against such ? treatment of a nrivatomr. In entering tho harbor the Sumtor got asboro and lost her false keel, and when she left was leaking badly. She loft under sail, having housed her smokowack. Sho left port with fifteen men In Irons. She had taken no prises since the Abhie Bradford, and it was understood at Ma rauluim that hereafter her motto was, to "burn, sink and. destroy," particularly Boston and Eastern vessels. Captain Semmes tokl the Governor at Maranliam that . U?o South was lighting the battles of Brazil, whilo the North was fighting to exterminate slavery; and If she suc ceeded In conquering the South woald tarn hor hand to abolish slavery In Brazil. A party of Americans there backed this statement, one of whom lent the Captain of the Sumter $3,000 to pay for ooal, taking in return Con fodernte scrip. Lieutouaut Porter left Marnuhnm on tho 28th of Sep. tember, and took the track of veaeete from East India, Pacific and Brazil, until nearly abreast of St. Thomas, where he put in' for coal ou October 9, nad where bin last, despatch is dated. CAI'TAIN DOBIE OF THE WILSON ZOUAVES. TO THE EDITOtt 01' TIUJ OEHALD. In your publication of Coloocl Brown's report of th? battle of Santa Rosa I notiae the namos at Captain Paup and Captain Dole, which I have no doubt are. misprints, as the pe; son described is Captain Pobie, who Is in like manner honorably mentioned lu tho otlknal report by Major Arnold. THE FUNERAL OF LIEUTENANT PUTNAM Boston, Oct. 28, 1801. Thefutioral of Lieutenant Wm. L. Pouuun,.of the Mas sacbuscttd Twentieth regiment, kiHed at BiUI's B! 'iff, took place to day In Rov. Dr. Barton's clvituh, in Cambridge street. There was a very largo attendance, including Governor Andrew ntid staff, and dotfichiaents of the milT tary. I Jeutenant Putnam won born in 1840, received s liberal education In Europe, and was netoemed one of tht must promising young men of the State, fie fell at th? head of his oompany while assisting to support a wounded soldier. A SECESSIONIST CREATED TO A. FREE RIDE Bcwow, Oct. 28, 1881. Asa T. Pratt, of Bralntree, who expressed strong seoe? sion remarks at a late democratic convention at Pedham, was to day ridden on a rail by several of liis town's peo pie.

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