Newspaper of The New York Herald, November 9, 1861, Page 4

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated November 9, 1861 Page 4
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We learn from Fortres-i Monroe the intelligence, which arrived there under a flag of truce from Norfolk on Tuesday, that the fleet was engaging the rebel batteries at Beaufort; that one of onr gunboats had been disabled, and two of the transport* had gone ashore. It is said that the crews of Kieae vessels, numbering 73, had been taken prisoners and conveyed to Raleigh, N. C. It is remarkable that the news of thia trans ition and the story of IlollinB' famous battle at New Orleans como to us from precisely the same source? by tlug of truce from Norfolk? and thus we find the accidcntal loss of two transports by running ashore, long before the bombardment nt Port Uoyal commenced, magnified into some tiling which is intended to bear the appear ance of a bucccbs on the part of the rebels. But it is pretty evident that the Action of our grand expedition at Port Royal, lil? the naval engagement at New Orleans, is a great sue ce*? for the Union. That the fleet met a warm reception and had a hard Tight at Beaufort in not more tlian we bad a right to expect. Beaufort i? an important point for the enemy, and our fleet went there prepared for a light. The probability is that they have made a land Jng on Borne of the many islands below, and are now safely intrenched therein, for it must be remembered that they took supplies of brick, sandbags, tools, and laborers for jiiBt this purpose. - That they can accomplish much without meeting re?i>t;inoe i? not to be expected, and that a trans port or two have been put hors de combat, even ;it the commencement of the operations is not a matter of surprise nor a subject of discouragement. It is manifest Hiat the rebels are not going to leave their seaboard unprotected, least of all this important post, from the fact that the forces around Aquia creek and that vicinity have been falling back towards Sonth Carolina for some days past, and that General Beauregard is said, on good authority, to have been withdrawn from the Potomac and sent to look after the coast defences at Beaufort and Port Royal. The Navy Department received intelli gence yesterday morning from Commodore Cra ven, of the Potomac squadron, that tke rebelg at and below Shipping Point were apparently mov ing southward, and that the George Page had managed to get out of Quantico creek, and creep along shore down stream in consequence of the flood. General McClellan, it is said, received simi lar information. It was also stated in Washington confidently yesterday evening that the rebels on the Lower Potomac were departing in force for the South, to the points which they supposed to be threatened by the naval expedition. Nothing of importance occurred along our lines of the Potomac yesterday. A recuntjoissance by General Smith's division to Vienna, on Thursday, elicited the fact that the rebels had strong pickets foi two miles beyond t! at place, and that a num ber of r< gjments were in reserve. There baa been some sharp work in Missouri An expedition ot the Union forces, under Generals Grant and Mc.Clernand, left Cairo on Wednesday night on fuur steamers, accompanied by two gun boats, for Belmont, a town directly opposite Co larubus. Kentucky. They made a landing at Bel" mont- -three thousand strong at eight o'clock yesterday morning, and there encountered a force of seven thousand rebels, under Gene ral Cheatham, eneumped. They fought their way I -'.'antly to the enemy's camp, planted the flag of the Union "there, captured a battery of twelve I . ccs, destroyed the camp, taking possession of t,.: horses, wagons, mules and baggage. But a i cinforcement of the rebels having crossed the \ river from Columbus, the retreat to the boats was ordered, and the Union troops withdrew, engaging the reinforcements in their passage and, it is paid, suffering pretty heavily, l'urthcr fletails'of the gpf ogeptftl lw? ftvt wbe4 U?? . . < - ? , "rilic NlllWM. General Scott was waited on yesterday by depu tation* from tho Chamber of Commerce and tho Union Defence Committee. Addresses were do. livcred by both bodies, expressive of admiration for the services rendered to our country l>y the veteran General, of sympathy with him in his sick ness, and hopes for his spoedy restoration to health The General delivered two affecting speeches, in which he expressed himself as being firmly con fident of the ultimate triumph of our arms, and tho restoration of tho Union to it* pristine glory A full account of these interesting proceedings will be found elsewhere. Brownlow's Knoxville (Tenn.) 'Whig, which sus pended on the 21th of October, was the last Union journal in the eleven seeedi d Stales. The Canadian authorities have abandoned tho prosecution against Colonel itutikin. A man, who said his name was Julius TI. Alex ander, was arrested as a spy in Cincinnati on the 6th Inst. lie was dressed in regimentals, and re. presented himself as Lieut. Colonel of the First, regiment of New Jersey cavalry. It was stated that he was formerly a runner for Claflin, Mellen A Co., of tlii- city, and that lie had been expelled from the Prv. nth regiment for conduct unbecoming a gentleman. The story that three Union soldiers were poisoned at TJi.niney, Va., after our troops entered that place is pronounced fulac. Solon Borland, who hails from tho swamps and bayous of the southwest part of the country, has been permitted by his master, J ? ? IT". Davis, to mount a brigadier general's uniform in the rebel army. This is the man who instigated Captain Holllns, the Baron Munchausen of New Orleans, to destroy the qui"! little settlement of C.reytown, in Nicaragua. When he returned from his mission in Central America, where he succeeded in rendering himself very obnoxious to the people, he went into the quack medicine and pill manufacturing busi ness at Littk- Iloi'k, in Arkansas; but his medicines did not take, for the simple reason that no one would take them. He then tried for a while the law, but iti that he was equally unsuccessful. Sub sequently he moved to Memphis, Tennessee, where he got into the newspaper business, with Jere. Clemens for a partner; but the load was too heavy, and the concern sunk, carrying them both under. The rebellion has brought Solon again to the sur face, and we now find him dressed up in regi mentals. According to Judge Ochiltree, of Texas, the rebel army has been very much overrated in ti e North, in a speech which he delivered recently at Jefferson, ill Cass county, Texas, he stated that the confederacy bad two hundred and forty-five thou sand troops in the field, and fifty-four thousand in camps of instruction. In the United States Circuit Court yesterday the trial of Captain Gordon, of the slaver Krie, was concluded, and resulted in the conviction of the prisoner. In this conviction Mr. E. Delafleld S^ith. our new United States District Attorney, has secure '. a substantial triumph for the cause of public juivre. Pending for his evideifre to the West Indies ard even to the coast of Africa, he has finally obtained the only tenable conviction for this capital offer.ee under the lawH relating to the slave tr:ule which Las been achieved since, in 1820, the traffic was dec!ared piracy by the United States Congress. The Board of Supervisors met yesterday after, noon. The new rubber. Mr. ShooK, appeared and took his seat. The Board appropriated 170,000 to be disbvsed by the Harlem Bridge Commissioners, this being the second appropriation to this com mission out of the $250,000 authorized by the Legislature. The Committee on Fuel made a re port, which was adopted, in favoi^of paying several bills for coal for the county offices. The Hoard transacted but little other business, and adjourned till Tuesday next at noon, when they will meet as County Canvassers. In the General Sessions yesterday, Erastus B, Roberts was convicted of embezzling $200 from the Overland Mail Company on the 20th of July. He will be sentenced on ^uesday. The cotton market wis firm yssterday , with sales of about 2,000 ba>?, divided nearly equally between n pecula tors and splnD"rs; the market closed flrm on the basis of 24 a 24}?r. ff>r "nidillingfupUtuls. Breadstuff, as a gf neral thinx. o;mned dull and without animation; but I later in the day, owing to a decline in freights. a better J feeling prevailed. Flour sold to a fair extent, chiefly for export, and at firmer pricos for common and medium grades of State and Western; other kinds were un changed- Wheat closed firm for shipping lots, and was tolerably active, with sales hero and to arrive. G>rn was firmer, and closed with a good shipping demand. Fork was heavy and lower for prime, with sales of mess at $15 a $15 60, and of prime at $9 50 a f'j <>? -Sugars were steady . with sales of 400 a 500 hhds. , 10 boxes and 48 bags, at rates Riven in another column ?< Vff.'e was quiet and steady, with sales of 800 hags M ii.naiho, in bond, for expert, and 1 ,500 do. Bio, at .bout U'.c for common an4 16c. for prime. Freights wt ? beaxy ami lower to Knglisti ports, with fair ongagemet it rates given in another place. A General Bankrupt Law. ? We see that a meeting of merchants has been called for to morrow evening, at tho Fifth Avenue Hotel, to consider the subject of the proposed Bankrupt | law. It will be recollected that in the last ses sion of Congress a committee was appointed to frame a bill that would be likely to reconcile the conflicting views existing in regard to it. As soon as the national legislature meets again (strenuous efforts will no doubt be made by the advocates of tho measure to have it passed, j while, on the other hand, its opponents will en- I deavor to throw further obstacles in its way, on j the ground that tho present circumstances of the | conntrv are not favorable to the dispassionate consideration of so important a subject. This objection is easily answered. All that can be urged against the expediency of the law has al ready had full discussion, whilst much has oc curred within the laBt eight months to confirm the views of its advocate?. There is this further argument in favor of Immediate action on the subject, that the government has inaugurated a new financial policy, and that it is advisable that whatever legislation may be deemed necessary should adapt itself to and grow up with that policy. There is no wse, however, in the recommendation of any measure that will not embrace State banks within its operation Individuals and corporations should be dealt with alike, and power should be given to government to wind tip the affair? of tiny insti tution of the kind presenting evidences of in solvency. We trust that, in whatever action is taken at tho meeting of merchants to-morrow night, due weight will bo given to this cardinal point. Without it a bankrupt law would be of but small value to the country. The Coming CriAKTKis Eijm ttion the Gri vt. e-t Yet. ? The coming charter election in this city will be# groat and exciting contest, parti cularly if it is fought by the united democracy under the lead of one good candidate. Against tho democracy will then stand the divided array of dozens of opposing factions. What arc the merits of the parties? Why. all profess to be strong for the Union and the war. Only the difference is that tho democracy of the city have sent about fifteen thousand men to the war; but not Jimmy Lynch and his immortal seventeen. The other factions have sent about j live thousand men, and an unlimited quantity : of bhotldy. So the case stands three men to one I in favor of the democracy; but the abo<% is ?U i I on th? other of lUe ' Slhrrlng Nvwa Drum Our Grcut Kuvul ^xjit dllloti? lioinbardnioni of Denufort. In the abnotice of any diroct tidings from our groat naval expedition, wo are limited to tlio information recoived yesterday at Fortress Monroe, through a ting of truce from the enemy's camp at Norfolk. TIiiib it appears tlm^ our fleet, having, perhnpB, on Monday evening last entered the inland waters of Port Royal and Beaufort, was on Tuesday morning actively en gaged in shelling the rebel batteries; that one of our gunboats had been disabled, and that another wns aground; but any further news on tho subject our rebel informant from Norfolk folt himself restrained from communicating from a sense of honor. From this circumstance wo fej>l confident that our next Information from Beaufort will !>o that the rebel batteries were silenced, that u considerable batch of rebel prisoners have fallen into our hands, and that tho defensivo works of tho enemy, occupied by our land forces, are undergoing tho necessary ropn'rs and extensions in order to muko them proof against any probable assault of the enemy We think that if the rebels nt Norfolk had been in possession of the news of the repulse of our squadron they could not have denied themselves the pleasure of flaunting their victory in the face of Fortress Monroe. Doubt, less, then, the intelligence which they refused to communicate was of a different character from that which they so obligingly furnished. It took two days to reduca* tho rebel forts at llatter&s Inlet; but then they were effec tively shelled out, and there was no escape for them, because they were open at the top. It is not likely that the rebels at Beaufort have been able since April last to construct anything more elaborate than similar extempore works of logs and earth, open at the top; nor do we think it likely that they have enC"pod a similar shelling out. But, in addi tion to the numerous guns and the heavy metaj of our ships of-war and gunboats, we must not forget our lund forces of at least fifteen thou sand men, and that they were probably com petent of themselves to carry by storm every rebel battery along every one of tboBe inlets of Beaufort and Port Royal. Under this belief, we can entertain no doubt of the overthrow of the rebels there, and o' the occupation of those waters and their im mediate islands by our naval and land forces. Starting from this point, accordingly, we have here the actual commencement of the war againBt this rebellion, and in the heart of tho enemy's country. A great and decisive battle on the banks of the Potomac ceases now to be a necessity on the part of our govern ment. Ilaving made an important lodgment in South Carolina, we can permit the great rebel army around Manassas to remain there all win ter. Washington, meantime, being at length so amply fortified that it may be safely defended by fifty thousand men against any possiblo at tuck, we can spare a hundred thousand from the Potomao for more enlarged and decisive in land operations in South Carolina and Georgia. Thus, the larger the force retained by the rebels at Manassas the more readily shall we reach the very vitals of this rebellion ? the seaports and cotton depots of tho cotton State? On the other hand, let the rebel.* be weaken ed at Manassas to any extent by the lose of regiments and brigades detailed to South Caro* lina and Georgia, and they will be pounced upon by BfcClellan. routed from Hull run, fol" lo'.tcd up to Richmond, and driven out of Vir ginia. And what then? Why, then, North Carolina find Tennessee will become too hot for section, and so this whole formidable but . fragile reb llioa will spcedibly tumble into the dust. Takeaway tho pillars which sustain i H on either tide. 1tv entire fabric must fall. Th'i whole issue is therefore involved in this simple question: ('an tb> maintain their army in front ol Washington, and ihfir block, ade of the Potomac. and maintain tbein. solves, at the s um time, in the extreme ,yo'sib against our navy and our land to a (\. there, increased to a hundred or eve,, t <> fifty thou and men? We believe that they cannot any longer maintain themselves at either extremity without being cut off at the other, and that, on the right hand or tho left, if not on both sides, in a grand combined movement, they will soon be sub dued. We await further information from our great sqnadron. We are indebted to the rebels for the news of its safe arrival at its destination ; but from their refusal to communicate anything but the incidental casualties to our ships from the opening bombardment, we expect that our own messenger will bring the glad tidings of a glorious Union victory. Confiscation ok Northern Property in tiik Somr. ? It is stated, in tb? journals of the day, that Jefferson Davis has lately declared it to bo the intention of the Southern rebPls. to confis cate everything in the shape of Northern pro perty in tho Confederate States, and that this will amount to about eight hundred millions of dollars. The outside amount of loss to the loyal States cannot, however, wo think, be over from four to five hundred millions-- u large sum. and there is sufficient malice and dishonesty, we do not question. on tho part of Southern leaders, to induce them to carry out | their menace. Two, however, let tho South I know, can play at this same game. Py the 1st ! of Jhnuary our armies will have obtained a strong foothold in South Carolina, North Cary. lina and Georgia; our armies will have ad vanced into the heart of Tennessee and Vir ginia; nearly half a million of brave, loyal und victorious troops, will have opened some of the principal port* of the South, and itmurrection will be at the mercy of tho federal govern ment. The planters and slaveholders of the South, who have been so persistent in trea IN the <W tUfog, jww 0wn, transferred to tlie possession of thoe* joynl citizens of tie Son tb, who are anxiously awaiting the opportunity to great with rejoic ing the elevation everywhere of our glorious Hat', and tho shameful confiscations of Jeff. I)a. via and his associates will bo amply retaliated. Six hundred millions of property in slaves and cotton alone will ho lost to thoso actively en gaged in treason, without taking into account t itsir possessions in real estate and porBoiuil property. lhe AbiiUUon Inventions Against tlie Ailmlnlst rut Ion. That persistently mischievous abolition jour - nal. the Indepevderd, which in still permitted to circulate through tho mails, is growing, from week to weok more bitter against tho adminis tration, and violent in its attHo'-.s upon Presi dent Lincoln for remaining faithful to bis oath of office, and his determination to maintain tho supremacy of the constitution and of the laws It recently put tho story in circulation that the Secretary of State had avowed himself favorable to peace with tho South, and a <'ivi sion of the United States into two nationalities, provided the English government should carry

its sympathies with the rebels so far as formally to recognise the independence of the Southern confederacy, without waiting for the close of the war. It moreover insinuated that Mr. Thur. low Weed was on tho eve of departing for Eu rope, with instructions to sound the intentions of foreign rowers, and especially of the Pal merston Cabinet. Of course such absurd false" hoods wero manufactured out of whole cloth but their tendency is to distract tho loyal masses at the North, and to paralyze the ener gies of the Washington authorities. The Tribune and the Times, which never lose an opportunity of seizing hold of such rumors as may sow discord in the North, of course ad mitted to their columns the vile inventions which they found in the Independent, though with ostensible manifestations of dissent and disapproval. The transparent motive of both of these abolition journals, however, was to give the utmost possible publicity to whatever can create distrust, in the public mind, of the President and his advisers and contribute togra. tify their malevolence. The Tribune, as every one knows, has strenuously advocated tho croation of an independent Northern republic, In which slavery should be unknown, and, last winter, at the time of the secession of South Carolina, bad even the audacity to say that the people of that State wero merely carrying out the principles of the Declaration of Independence, and that the other discontented members of the United States confederacy would do well to follow its example. The Times has been less boldly and more sneakingly than tho Tribune the ad vocate of anti-slavery dogmas, tending to a dissolution of tho Union; but both of these papers have, from the commencement of the war, striven with might and main to prevent its being properly carried oft, in hopes that failure would react fatally upon the present heads of the national government From the period of the pernicious "On to Richmond" faror, which ended in the disaster at Bull run, down to the crusade in favor of Fremont, whp has been so wisely removed from command in Missouri, the entire anti-slavery press of the North has co-operated with the Independent, in giving indirect aid and comfort to tho rebellion and weakening the hands of the government The causes of the animosity of the various abolition journals against Mr. Lincoln and his Cabinet are different The people of the Tri bune and Times are simply disappointed office beggars, and rail as lustily as they dare at those who, having the distribution of patronage under their control, failod to bestow a sufficient por tion of it upon them. The Independent is, on the other hand, wildly fanatical, though the Reverend Henry Ward Beccher, who has hereto fore been one of its principal columns and sup ports has become, we learn, so terrified at the prospect of a popular outburst of wrath, in consequence of his abolition course, that he is on tho point of leaving for England, to deliver lectures, in which lie will unquestionably emu late the misrepresentations of Cboevor and "Uncle Tom's Cabin," with regard to tho institu tiorm of this country. Tie continually increas ing malice and bitterness of all of tlieso ene mies of the government, ought seriously to be taken into consideration by the government, ; and, so far as they tend to obstruct the pro gress of the federal arms, or damp the enthu siasm of people of the North, they ought to be treated in the same manner as secessionism itself. The war that is being carried on is for the restoration of tho integrity of the Union and nothing whatever ought to be allowed to interfere with the attainment of that sacred end. Tiie Allehed Jobs and Peculations in the Wk^tern Department. ? Statements have been in circulation for the last few days in connec tion with the contracts made by General Fre mont. which profess to emanate from the wit nesses examined before the Investigating Com mittee in St. Louis, Without entering into the question of their authenticity, or of the pro priety of publishing garbled evidence before the report of the committee is given to tho world, we may be permitted to remind those at taching importance to them that it was not for the charges therein sought to bo established that General Fremont was removed, but for military imbecility and incapacity. It was not to be expected that a man who coulrl never manago his own pecuniary affairs should ad minister properly those of the government; and, therefore, there would be nothing surprising in the fact if all these charges should turn out to be true. It was not, however, for the reek- ? less waste and extravagance which they allege that General Fremont was superseded. It was for such grave military faults as tho non-rein forcemcnt find sacrifice of General Lyon at Springfield, and of Colonel Mulligan at Lexing ton, as well as for the mismanagement genesally of the campaign in Missouri. There arc suffi cient grounds for his removal without seeking for additional ones in features of liis adminis 1 t ration which find their parallel here at the North in the enormous frauds perpetrated by j the shoddy men and other military contractors The Lkttek B. ? Some of our correspon. j dents, who appear to be tickled by allitera ( tions, and evidently know B from a bull's foot, have asked us to write something witty about certain localities which recent events bave made known to fame, and the nuiues of which they have taken the trouble to thus enu. murate: ? Big Bethel, Bull run, Boonesvillc, Ball's Cross Roads, Bunker Flill, Bailey's Cross Iloads, Ball's Bluff, Bennett's Mills, Boone Court House, Bowling Green, Barbersville, BenVingtoa, Buckhannon, Bird's Point, Bever ' l9fi JfrJuPolawat, Bwulgtf Weinfe* Hint they lmvo selected these becitov8 ^,4,7 all happen to begin with U10 ter B. lint this is a matter of mrvill con" sequenco, although wifllcieritly curltS.'fl to provoke remark, and at Ujo present time wo havo ho much of importance to attend to that wo leave all the punning to Prentiss, of the Louisville Journal, ami I'rooks, of the Rrprestt. Ttisjustin their line, and will suit them to a T, or, at lt';ist, to a E, which wiU probably answer their purpose quite as well. All cor respondence in the future on this subject may therefore bo directed to theso accomplished pun. tors. GkkatCrt and Littijc Wool.? -The, philoso pliers of the Tribune have nearly pone crazy over the wonders which they claim to have accomplished on the morning after election in the way of publishing election returns, all of which, according to the Tribune, beats all tho other papers. We will admit that they had a parcel of figures strung out over two or three columns, and that they made the greatest possi ble show out of what they had. Our space was too valaable, notwithstanding we hail a triple sheet on that morning, to give the votes by each election destrict. We therefore gathered the returns and ^avo the results in each ward in a concise and intelligible form, so that any person could see at a glance the precise result without being compelled to look over a whole page, as was tho case in tho Tribuue. Now, in regard to their Ivaving returns on the Assemblymen and Coroners more than the IIkhalo, we have simply to say that we, too, hail complete returns, even more full than tho Tribune, at the hour at which that paper went to press. But how does it happen* if the Tribune beats the IIkkai.d, that it gave one list of Assemblymen elected in the State twenty-four hours after they were published in the IIkuai.u, with the marks about them that plainly showed they were copied from the IIkiuld? Dr.snrri.rvK is thk Arm r. ? The work of dis ciplining our army of half a million of men, drawn from a poaro establishment of fifty years duration, has been a Herculean task. We have thus not only been required to drill and train our soldiers, beginning with the very alphabet of a military education, but the bulk of our officers, including some generals, we havo had to create from our previously unin structed volunteers, drawn from tho walks of civil life. In this work we have learned some useful lessons as a groat political community We have learned that all the teachings of our corrupt political parties and disorganizing poli ticians of tho last twenty years must be dis carded as false, and wholly insufficient for this crisis; that popular suffrages, and popular votes> and popular electioneering claptrap, cannot make good military leaders out of ignorant political party managers and party favorites, but that our army demands substantial merit and practical ab^ties In the men who are to handle it. To this extent all our party machinery, tactics and juggling devices of the last twenty years are knocked into pieces. For example. Fremont, who was made a General because of his popularity as a politician and as a party leader, has been found wanting, and has been turned adrift; while our young military favorite, McClellan, raised to the place lately occupied by General Scott, and solely upon the ground of merit and capacity for the work in hand, Is giving universal satisfaction in his skilful management of our army. We are thus taking bold of this rebellion in a practical way, and everything is beginning to look beau tiful. We shall surely put this rebellion down, and then, with an army disciplined and officered equal to the best of Europe, and with a powerful and efficient navy to back it, let England and Spain look well to their conduct, or we may bring them to a reckoning which will forever put an end to their schemes for our dismemberment. Reliable Joirxalism? Fremont's Removal. ? Our readers will remember what an uproar of abuse was raised by our contemporaries when we reported, some weeks ago, that the Cabinet had decreed the removal of Fremont, and that General Wool had been called up from Fortress Monroe to take charge of our army in Missouri. We were charged with the invention of a falso despatch, for the purpose of a sensation item, and so on to the extremity of vulgar abuse. Now who is proved to be right ? The facts ai-e with us. Fremont is removed. Our original information upon the subject was from a genuine source. Our snarling contemporaries were be hindhand, as lusual , with the news, and hence tlieir spleen and their mean and contemptible revenge. But our intelligent readers under stand all this. They know, from long expo rienee, that the Herald may be relied upon for its facts and its news; that it has all the reliable news of the day; that it is always ahead of its competitors, and that its views of the great public questions of the day, domestic and foreign, are more in concurrence with public opinion than those of any other journal in the country. Ilencc, while the Tribune, the Thws and the World are each cutting down the size of their paper or its quality, and ore cutting down their employes, and cutting down the poor printers, and are undergoing a cutting down in the mutter of their circulation, the Herald con tinr.03 to prosper, and is more popular than ever, as the best paper for the reader and the best for the advertiser. Let our enemies howl on. We are satisfied with the substantial ap. proval of our course by this great community, an approval which continues to be given more and more, in advertisements and subscribers, from year to year, and from day to day. The Mawworm of the World. ? The philo- ! gophers of the World appear to have fallen from grace since their failure to obtain the Cor poration printing, and arc indulging in lan guage towards us far beneath the saint like pre" tensions of that sheet, nnd more in keeping with the language about Five Points, and which is beneath our notice. In regard to cur circula tion, we did not say that it was 135,000 every day. but that it exceeded 1 00,000 every day, ! and frequently ran up to 135,000, as it will, I doubtless, to-day, under tho news of the bom bardment of Tort Royal. They also declare that we manufacture all our foreign correspondence and other news in our office, giving us credit for powers that we never claimed to possess. But this our readers will recognise as the old hobby revived. Our oppo nents have charged that upon us for the last twenty years, and the public have long since treated all such statements with a smile, know i ing them to be false in every particular. But ' to Corporation printing, vbfch has bo j nit-i *he stomach of our neighbors, we will in | form thorn that the pr&i-ent Commou Conuoil or ite Buco.om>r will establish the printing on a le gitimate btvsis, and give it to the papers having the largest circulation; aiul if they can show that they have a larger circulation than the Tribune and Tivien they niny have a chance; but in the meantime we would advise them t* ^flld their temper, keep their line,*? ele'ftn, and not indulge in uny Five I'oints expressions'. Tub Nkxt Lkihslatihh ? Is It a. Joiiiunq' T5?n>y? ? We notice in the list of members elected to the next Legislature the names of several persona who have been prominently connected with past legislative bodies? some a? members, some as lobbytnen, and still others who have served in both capacities. The cry ofUnioa has been made use of by the jobbers fiirough o<f t the State, and under it they have succeeded in electing several persons who have for a long time been trying to get to Albany by regu lar party nom nations, but who, failing in that, always turn up us members of the lobby. Tbej have this year, under the Union do Ifje, found their way into seats of members, and the public may cxpoet during (lie next session tome of th? tallest stealing, anil the passage of some of the most infamous bills overpassed in Albany. The Broadway Railroad schemers are in ecstaciea over the result. Cozans, Young, Hutchings, liar, dy and one or two others from this city opposed that scheme last winter, whereupou the Broad way philosophers declared that they should not return to Albany. In olli^ words, they were honest, and should not go back again. The Broadway philosophers have fulflled their predictions, aud through the me. dium of the shoddy and rotten Marshall organization, together w th the assistance of the Tribune and Times, these gentlemen have been defeated. This is the encouragement that men have for being honest in Albany. Three candidates J'or Speaker have al ready turned no? namely. Thomas G. Alvord, George T. Pierce and Henry J. Raymond. The first named was at Albany lobbying for the Broad way bill last winter; the second was the engi neer of the scheme on the floor of the hous?? and the last, or Henry J. Raymond, was sup ported by the Broadway Railroad philosophers aud all the shoddy politicians of the city, as* sisted by the organ of the Broadway Railroad? the 7?<'&uji^whose editor-in-chief demanded of Presidon^^incoln last spring the appoint ment of the chief manager of the Broadway pro ject to the Consulship at Paris, but, failiug in that, fell back upon the Broadway scheme. With these dovelopements, and numerous others thai have not yet made their appearance on the sur face, we confess that there is every indication of a sorry time for this misgoverned and tax riddcu city at Albany next winter. News from San Francisco. 8aj? Francisco, Nov. 7, 1861. Sailed, ship Nabob, for Cork, with 30,000 sacks ? whoat. Trade Is quiet. Butter has rallied to thirty cents a pound , under a speculative movement. Tobacco is hard of sale at long prices. Tbo removal of Geo. Fremont is almost unanimously ?f' proved throughout California. The N?V York 8<ntc Election. The corrected returns tbat come straggling in show a change in one or two instance* In the number elected I* the Legislature in thoso districts where the vote ia rirf close ? 1'LSTKR OOl'KTY. District 1.? Tes^e F. Bnkstaves, democrat. District 3. ? Kben Westb ook , democrat. KHIS rormr. District 1 John \V. Murphy, democrat. District *J. ? Horatio Seymour, Jr. democrat (probably). District 3. ? Ezra P. Uoling , Union and republican. Alpajit, Not. 8, 1881. The Bonting Journal of to-day says that Wright, demo crat, is undoubtedly elected Canal Commissioner for tha short term. The Allot and Argiit estimates the majority for tha pcoplti's ticket, except as above, at 75,000. Tho At I- it and Argot' list of Assemblymen oloctetf makes sixty -one democrat* and democratic poople's noml. necs out of one hundred and six members. City Politics. * N*w York, Not. 8, 1881. Dr. Ja*h M. Austin, President Syracuse People's Union Convention: ? I>kir Sir ? I loarn by the dally papors that the Conven tion, over which you have tho honor to preside, has named m" as their candidate for the Mayoralty, and that a committee has '??ep.'i a;'|.omted to tender me said nomi nation. Said committon tia\ ing called during my absonco from homo, and desiring as speedily a - possible to ma ka known my der ision in tho matter, 1 respectfully beg leavo, through you. to hare my name withdrawn. The necessity of h combined effort on the part of iha nume/ous existing municipal and fiolitical organizations to iiuit. ? on a candidate who has the confidence of the pub lic, is too apparent to allow me to accept a nomination likely to ini|>eril the ? lectior of such a nominee. In "coin ms ion. allow me, through you, to extend to tha Convention my sincere thanks for the honor conferred; and trusting that th-y will unite their eftorts with those Conventions whose known determination ii to elect the candidate they place in nomination, I remain, very re spectfully, your obedient servant, C. (JOIiFREY GUNTHER. The Fellnrr Mnrdrr. OCa KUBE110LD COIIKB.M'ONPENCE. KkFKit.ir.n, J., Nov. 7, 1861. A. C. McLean, Esq. , tho i'rosocuting Attorney of this county, has removed Mrs. Marks to this place as a wit ness to procure a r^iuisition for the removal of Iladetskj, should lie be IsVen and put I.'i conflnoirmnt in Now York. Mrs. Marks, it will be remembered, is a sister of Miss Albert Inn Phlanm, who coinmittod suicide on Saturday morning lust in the Fourteenth ward station house, anil who wns arrested with tho prisoner upon .the charge of being concerned in the murder of Fellner. The other un fortunate woman, Mrs. Markf , who, it will also be remem bered. attempted to commit nieide bv opening an artery in the ri^ht arnn while in custody in New York, is very weak trom the loss of blood, and at times Ior. s her rea son. She filiated while in the Grand Jury room this even ing and it required considerable time and medical aid to resuscitate her She is, however, kindly cared for by tho lady of Deputy Sheriff Smalley. Mr. McLean thiuks sue will confess, shortly, all she knows in reference to the luui der. Personal Intelllgcnee. St Frederick .h.husion.of England; Colonel C. Devins, of t.be Fifteenth rag ment NMnohwitti Volunteers; <>>ionei K D. Towusent, of tho United States Army: Dr. J.J, Hayes, the Arc t.c Explorer, and lion. Sttnuel Hooper and wife, of Host on, are stopping at tho Bn-voort House. C. P. Wolcott , of Ohio; I >r . W. J. Whitney, Dr. L. B. Russell, J. Chase, ,t. B Coiw and C. II. Miller, of Boston; J. A. <irc?n,of liaiuinore, S. Woodward, of Vermont, and H.A?arr.s, of Quincy,are stopping at the Fifth Avenue Hotel. ?i. W l^eds,Jr.,of Stamford: W. Butcher, of Philadel phia, F. W. tireen and A (J. McComb,of New York;W. B. Woostar, of Birmingham ; (?. T. Rice, Jr., of Worcester, M.irs B B NostranJ, of Sands' Point, L. I., and W. L. Hrndley, of Connecticut, are stopping at the I*aiferge House. Lieutenant Governor Campbell, of Albany; Hon. Van R. Richmond, ol llath; Itr Keating, of Philadelphia: W. G. Pope, of Now Be lt rd, J. N llnngorford, of (truing; A. V Smith, of Bri tg'eport 11. A Schroder and G. Colons, of Newport, and K. S. hsy, Jr., of Boston, arc stopping at the St. Nicholas Hotel. Genera) A C. Novino,of Monttaolloj Colonol A. J. But ler, or California, John A. Kasson, of Washington; C. Has k' ll, of Philadelphia R. Bishop, of Michigan, W. Butlar, of Illinois II. Whilton, of Boston; John S. Warts and family, of M^xim, and J. M. Sp*fford, of Chicago, are stopping at the Metropolitan Hotel. Hon. A Welch, of Saratoga, General Totten and wif?k of Washington, Colonel Abell, of Mount Morris; Colonel S. B. Jewell, of New York. II. J. Hastings, of Albany; D. P. Upton, Z. Bigelow, John Stetson nnd D. W. Law rence. of Boston, H Crocker, ol Utica; J C. Palmer of Hartford, J. W Billinc-i. K F Lopaz and T. W. Evans, of Philadelphia, W. \V Welch, of Connecticut ; J. G. Walker, of Brooklyn; J.S.Brown Bnd wife, of Newburg, and 11. ILgby, of Utica, are stopping at the Amor House. Mrs. R. C. Stiles and chilil. of Pittsfleld, Mr. and Mr#. Herring, Miss Mvrrug and Master Herring, of Bromfleld. Mass. ; C. E. Smith, of Philadelphia, II. R. Stalev, of Yonksrs: Wm H. Vallance, of tiie Inited States Army: Mrs. Vallanceand servant, of New York; A. B. Cox, of Cherry Valley , Alex. Morrison and C. H Welles, of Al bany: Captain S, K. Roe, of West Point; Douglass R Hala and wlfo, of Chlrago, Mrs A. B. Ha?brouck of bt. Remy , M.ss Kmiiy Hasbrouck and .las L Hssbrouek, of Kings ton, N Y , *ra topping at the EverutVHouso f. General Tom Ibumb, whils passing through St Catha *rine's, Canada, on the 4th Inst. , bad ? narrow escnpa (rem a serious accident. Tho axle of the wagon in which he was riding broke, and the horses in their alarm wera about running away, when the harms* became detachad by the wa^on overturning, and tht G?u?r&l wm spiilaA put( tusvaumg otlf ?U|U Injury.

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