Newspaper of The New York Herald, March 30, 1862, Page 4

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated March 30, 1862 Page 4
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4 . _ NEW YORK HERALD.! JAHKs OOBJW* BESBKTTi EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR. OVrtCE n w corner op pulton and Nassau sts. Tit It MS roth f* Uihimr*. Money rent hy m 117 teftl be at the nek a. ,ht tender. i>(WKuJM/'inir,.?/l? tfK York "VilK DULY HBHALD, hnocenttper cony, $7 p' annum. THY WKKKLY Iff:HALU, eoei y htlunkry, ut ?tx emu, per COfy "r %\prr aitnw.n; the Edition erery W'dnen.1 <?, at etx ml pet ropy ; M per annum Many pari of Ureal Hrvam, o %ti \t Many part or Ik- ContfnnU, both to tnrlulepoelMe. the Calijornui KUtron on the In#, ll'A and 21* of etvh month, at nx cetUi iter ropy ort- 75 per annum. Tin: IAMiLY HF.hALl), on Hrdnmlay, at/our centr per copy, or Viper annum. JOB I'HtlYTING executed telth nealncet, chrapncM and Jeepath Volamc XXVII lUSo. 88 AMUSEMENTS TO-MORROW EVENINQ. NIBLO'M GARDEN, Broadway ?Dahok and Pti'Hias? 1 u Gu.a.ijT. WINTER GARDEN, Broadway.?Camilla WALLACE'S THEATRE. No. M4 Broad wmy.-O.-.u Hiads ann You .o IlaAitia. LAURA KEENE'S THEATRE. Broadway.?Tun Ma's ClK'H*. OR. THE I'Ktr or I'AT. NEW BOWEB* THEATRE Bowery.-Hidoi* IIandE m t OOTMAA?laim EaionAMi. MARY PROVOST 8 THEATRE. 483 Kroadway-RlOHABD til -Mbhmibla An*. HtRNItirH AIIKRfCAM MI'SETl* Mi**.*?. n KiTtt?Living Hii-rorot a?os, W??u, Ac. at aTlT-jui,,.? ? ioa* 4*u kai-axadf, afiorooon and evening. BRYANTS' MINSTRELS, Mechanic* Hall, 172 Broadvray.?Down in Om> K-*-*r. HOO LEVS MINSTRELS, Btuyvesaat Inotitule. No. 65'J Broadway.?Ethiopian Soxes. Dances. Ac. MEI.ODEON CONCERT HALL. 539 Broa.lway.-SoNUi, Dances, BunutscOEB. 4a?Comuahand Conventioo. CANTERBURY MUSIC HALL. 6S5 Broadway.-So ?? Dascaa Buei.esocei, Ac.? ImalcuktioN Bali., QAIF.TI F.S CONCERT ROOM, 616 Bmadwav.?Dkawixo Boon extiktainiucnts. BaLLEM, i'axtomixes, faeces, Ac. AMERICAN MUSIC HALL. 441 Broadway.-^ialoo? t i>a?a?r?Railroad?Collision?Iolly Millciis. CRYSTAL PALACE CONCERT HALL, No. 45Bowery. Bam*sou**, Songs, Danols, Aa?Two Clowns. MEXICAN MUSEUM. 663 Broadway.?Day and EvraIns?Collection or Carved Wax FlCL'Kts. * PARISIAN CABINET OF WONDERS, 563 Broad war.? C'Kn daily irom 10 A M. till 9 P. M NOVELTY MUSIC HALL, 623 Broadway.-BOKLEsacss Bongs. Dances. Ac. I?w York, Sunday, March 30, 1802, THE SITUATION. Our Army of the Potomac is forcing back the rebels towards their delences. A portion of Genera'. Sumacr's division drove a large body of them from the Warrenton Junction on Friday. A reconnoissance made beyond the railroad junction at Ibis point was poshed as far as the Rappahannock river, the enemy'a cavalry retreating before them, and burning the bridge over the river in their flight. Our troopa shelled them at the bridge, but did not prevent them from destroying it. Much more damage could have been done to the euemy while conveying their sink and wounded across the river, but humanity forbade it. * Our troops occupied Shipping 'Point OB frk&y, and found that all th? rebels had left it some days PCfVtOO#.. V . Everything at Fortrfea Monro* remains quiet. The anxiety as to the future movements of the Merrimac naturally remain* unabated. The rebels bare been very busy lor the past two or three days arith their tugboats betwoen Craney Island and Pig Point, the supposition being that they are treugtheoing their fortifications and increasing their force in that vicinity. Wo publish to-day a pretty full list, as far as ascertained, of the kiMed andj wounded at the battle of Winchester. The totaloss, including j >he missing, is pat down at 718; bnt aa many of ftc- regiments engaged pursued the enemy to fttras- i lArg. it is impossible just now to obtain an acsn- [ 'ate account of the killed in the absence of the rottsSeri rolls, (lea. Shields has written an informal iccnunt of the battle to a friend in Washington, w( we give in another column, shewing the >. mode by which Jackson's forces were drawn into , the trap, together with some further inoidents of ( Jic battle and the acenes on the Held after the i action. I The news from the Mississippi is not very ira oortant. Several of the rebel gunboats aad transjortH came np towards New Madrid on Wednesday, * within range of our batteries at Biddle'a Point and >pened fire, bat they were forced to retarn after a brief engagement. It is reported that the enemy ' iave constructed batteries on the opposite sidfe of .he river to prevent General Pope from crossing , tnd taking them in the rear. The attack by oar ! gunboats was renewed on Friday with greater I rigor than for some time past. The enemy ap i oeared to have mounted gnns of longer range that 1 those hitherto in nse. MISCELLANEOUS MEWS. In the State Senate at Albany yesterday, the hills to enable Westchester county to acquire and* for the construction of Harlem bridge, and 'mending the law of 1860 relative to the police :ourts of this city, were passed. The bills author sing the Excise Board Clerks to take affidavits, and amending ths law relative to taking testimony of witnesses out of the State, as well as others of minor importance, received favorable report*. A bill to encourage investments in small sums in State stocks?the same that was brought forward 'n the Assembly the previous day?was Introduced. Concurrent resolutions were introduced in favor of a commission of five, to be appointed by the Governor and Senate, to hear ancb casea pending in the Court of Appeals as msy be referred to them by that Court. The resolution approving the President's late special Message was made the special order for Wednesday evening next. In the Assembly,, the bills amending the incorporation act of the Society for the Relief of Widows and Small Children, in relatioo to life insurance companies' dividends, to facilitate the construction of the Adirondack Railroad, and incorporating the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions, were pasted. Third readings were ordered on the bills to prohibit suspension bridges at ferry landings, and to increase the fees for hawkers and peddler* licenses. The bill to prevent the building of private wharves jn this port was defeated. The Metropolitan Health bill was again considered. After a long debate, various amendments being proposed and rejected, progress wis reported, and the bill referred to a select committee of nine, to report complete. The Bpeaker announced the select oommiuee on the Assessment !*# . In the Court of General Sessions yesterday, fudge McConn rendered a decision adverse to the motion of counsel for Dr. Chas. Cobel, for arrest of {udgment,he having been convicted of a misdemeanor in causing the death of an infant whils producing an abortion. Mr. Bl&ukman moved for a mitigation of tha sentence, which waa also denied. Pie City Judge said that the defendant had been tried before for similar offences, but escaped punishment. and that the penalty he was about to Inflict was justly deserved. The sentence was one sear's imprisonment in the penitentisry. William Roberts, who was convicted of an assault with In (eat to do bodily harm upon Thos. Wilson, in Fulton Market, waa fined fifty dollars. Honeywell Vincent, who was convicted of larceuy over a year ago, and sentenced to the State prison, w as die charged. His eonusel obtained a uew trial, but owing to the impossibility of procuring the attendance of necessary witnesses for the prosecution, the Assistant District Attorney acceded to the iuotiou for his discharge. The st ok market waa dull at tne opeuing and at iue tlrst board yesterday, and prices declined 't a |>er cent. At tha second boar l there was a better demsud, and Ike morning's dec hue was partially recovered. Kxchauge and gold were 5oth better, closing firm. Money without change. The ex|>ort of the day wue $534,076. The cotton market eras steady yesterday, while iko s^cs reached about 7t>0 balee, uearly all of which were sold to spinuuia and to go qui of market .closing on the basis of 27)*c. a 24c.,chietly at the tailor figure. The Hour market was irregular, with a moderate damend, ekietly from the home trade. Common grade# wore heavy and neglected, while the higher and butter clees of hrauda were firm. Wheat was inactive, aud sales limited aud confined to small lots, including red State and Jersey on the dock at fl 34, a $1 38 for amber Jersey, ia store, and ft 43 for white Michigan. Corn was heavy and lower, with moderate sales, at 58c. a 58c. for Western mixed, in store and delivered, aud 57c. a 58c. for New Jersey yellow, part quite dry. Pork was unchanged and less activo. The sales were made at $L3 a $13 12 for new mess, and small Iota were reported at $13 25, and at $10 37* a $10 02* for acw prim*. Tb? government contract for 1,8TB bbl?. was taken at tit 50 a $11 T5. Baef was steady, and lard was activo and Arm. Sugars war* activa aud gricss quite steady. The sales embraced g ,800 hbds., BOO boxes and 4,500 bags. Codes w;ts quiet, especially for It:o A sale of 200 mats of Java was ma la at 2rtc. Freights were inactive, while rates were without chauge of luotneul. "King Cotton" Mtditallng Suicide?Debate in the Hrbel Congreu. Kiug Cotton" is in a bud way. Be league tod by our encircling fleets and armies, powerless to arrest their advances into his dominions, and despairing of foreign intervention, he has turned his thoughts upon suicide. Read tho report of the interesting debate in tho rebol Congress which we publish to-day. The rebel House of Representatives nad passed a resolution advising the planters in the confederacy of Jefl. Davis to abstain from planting cotton and tobacco this year, and to devote themselves exclusively to the production of grain and provisions; and. this resolution coming up in the rebel Senate, Mr. Brown, of Mississippi, proposed to substitute a bill peremptorily curtailing the cotton crop of 1802. The debate will explain what followed. In the end, the resolution, including Mr. Brown's proposition, was rejected, eight to elevon, from which we may conclude that the cottou planters of our rebellious States will be left to decide for themselves the extent of their cotton nlantincr for the nresent rear. We presume, however. (bat, witb the las* year's crop still upon their hands, and with the so-called Confederate States shorn by our advancing armies of the grain and provision producing districts of Kentucky, Missouri. Virginia and Tennessee, the planters In the cotton States are now disposed to devote, the bulk of their lands for this *ca?on to Indian corn, Irish and sweet potatoes, peas, beane, &c>, (or the subsistence of their armies and peo- . pie. Heretofore, from the border slave States aforesaid, and from the greatstorehouses of the Northwest, our cotton States have been almost exclusively supplied with their corn meal, flour, pork, beef, mutton and whiskey; but now, with our armies advancing in Virginia and North Carolina, and from Tennessee against (he rebel frontier defences of Alabama and Mississippi, the cotton States must produce their own provisions for the present year, or, should this war hold on so long, they will by September next be reduced to the straits of a famine. The season tor cotton planting is now at hand, and in a few weeks it will be over, when, in default of a crushing rebel de ic?? xu vuo uiict vaif wv ouan aiusi ^rvvawijr learn that not one-fourth of our average South' ern cotton crop ha* been planted. A great Union victory, meantime, in the Mississippi Valley, or in Virginia, resulting in the flight of the rebel government from Richmond, may change the minds of the cotton planters, with the conviction that farther resistance to the arms of the Union is rain, and that, if they are to ieatroy their last year's crop to save it from 'the Yankees," they may as well have a full crop of cotton for the inviting markets of tho world next fall as anything else, especially as. with the Southern advances of our troops, the granaries of the Northwest will again be opened to the remotest corners of the South. Upon this important question of planting a full >r a small crop of cotton this season, the rebel Senator Barawell, of Soulh Carolina, contends in the debate before us that the Soath must sustain its cotton culture, that "all our interests appeal to us never to give it up. We must raise it. bold it. and fight for it. We must let the world know that we have it, and that we will sell it cheap, and that wo will tight to keep it from oar enemy and proteet it." Mr. Hunter, of Virginia, taking the eame view, said:?"The policy which diminishes the supply of cotton will bold out no inducements to England to break up the blockade;" but Mr. Seuunes, of Louisiana, bad given up all hope of English intervention, and be was therefore in favor of warning the boutnern ponpw -w |>rv|raru tur Hie vvatinuance of a lengthy war, and that produce must be raised for our subsistence." The prevailing idea, however, in the "Confederate" Senate seems to be that the South must continue the cotton culture, for fear that England may remove the throne of "King Cotton" to her own dominions. The question is a grand and comprehensive one, and is now in process of solution by our Southern cotton planters themselves. By the 1st of May the problem will be settled, and, from present appearances, it will be settled against the monopoly of the cotton culture in the South, by a crop there so short as to compel the expansion of this culture to a very great extent in all other available parts of the world. Meantime,it must be remembered that the rebel Congress at Richmond baa enjoined the destruction of the crop of last year, in every case where it cannot be saved by removal irom ?ne grasp 01 our steadily encroaching armies; and the same decree has gone forth concerning tobaeeo, rice and sugar. These staples are to be consumed, if they cannot otherwise be rescued from "the armed hordes of the Lincoln government;" so j that, in point of fact, the planters of the South have at this moment before them the momentous question whether the hopeless cause of this rebellion, with ail its other drawbacks, extortions and dangers, is or is not worth the sacrifice of two crops of cotton, and the loss of the monopoly of this lucrative culture for all time to come, fn this view of the subject, we cannot avoid NEW YORK HERALD, S the conclusion that, if within the next week or two Jeff'. Davis aud his robel government are ignoiuiuiously expelled from Uicbinond, the cotton planters of the South, upon this single question of saving or sacrificing by next November two crops of cotton, equal to three or four huudred millions of dollars, will resolve to save it by submission to the Union. Thus, let us hojm, ' King Cotton'' will be saved from suicide, and the South from Bcenes of wicked "vandalism utterly ruinous to the planters, their agricultural interests, and thoir vital institution of slavery. The London Times has denounced our sinking of a few old hulks in the main channel to Charleston harbor, to aid us in our blockade, as an "outrage against civilization, humanity and the common rights of mnnkiud." What terms of denunciation, then, will be sufficient to express the outrage agaiast civilization and humanity of this war policy of our Southern rebel rulers, of burning the stores on hand of the cotton, rice, tobacco and sugar of their people, and of suspending the cultivation of cotton, in order to be avenged against their rightful government and against the persisteut neutrality of foreign nations in this war.'^ These desperate extremities of vandalism botray the reckless ferocity of the rebel leaders. But let thorn be driven from Richmond, and the people of the cotton States will have the veil which still blinds them removed from their eyes, and they will see clearly enough to choose between the road to ruin and the way of safety. We trust that during this coming month of April the South, the Union, the American people, and the civilized world, will be relieved of the atrocities of the savage incendiaries who control the rebel government at Richmond, and the lives, the labor and the substance of tho suffering people of our revolted States. What is to be Done with tue Sor.DrEis and the NeOIIOES at the JS.vd ok t1ik W.1r?? Now that the war will very soon be brought to an end. and there will be some GOtbOOO troops in the South, and the negroes idle on the plantations of their absentee masters, or running about the country as vagrants, the question arises, What is to be done with both? The best thing to be done with the soldiers is to induce them to remain at the South, by dividing among them the estates of the planters who have run away, and also tho slaves, so that these nogrocs may be sot to work on the same plantations in the cultivation of cotton. The Northern troops would be the very life of the Union sentiment in the South, and a military government ought to be established in tiie beginning, after the manner of that in Tennessee, in order that tho States may be reorganized under proper authority and law, and obedience to the federal government fully established. With a view to this end, the troops should take good care not to allow the minds of tho slaves to be tampered with, or any foolish notions about equality inculcated. On tho contrary, they ought to drive the missionaries out of their lines at the point of the bayonet, as dangerous incendiaries. This is the way to restore the Union, to maintain order, and td preserve to the country the vast wealth which, it has hitherto monopolized by the culture of cotton. Auk the Nkukoes in Chain Gangs at Pokc Royal??We observe it is staled in a New York journal, "on authority," that ihe negroes at Port Uovrtl are chained together in gangs, in order to compel thein to work, as their minds were so perverted by the false teachings of fanatical missionaries that they imagined tbey would have to work no wore, and that in future the white men would work for them and spoon-feed them besides. This only proves what wediave often said? that the negro will only work on compulsion. If the legal owners of these lazy blacks had chained them in the manner described there would be a lornl outcry agaiust their inhumanity. We do not believe there are any examples of the kind ?an evidence that the Southern planter knows better how to manage the negro, and can make him work with less cruelty, than Northern men. who do not understand his nature and are less kindly to him. If the statement be true, nothing can more clearly demonstrate the impossibility of giving freedom to the negroes of the South without such coercive laws as will force them to work. The negro's idea of freedom and of Puradiae is to have nothintr to do. A New Atlantic Telegraph Cable.?Without doubt in the course of time the Old World and the New will be linked together by tele, graphic communication, and, if we may rely upon recent information from London, it will not be long before another attempt is made to lay a new cable between Ireland and Newfoundland. It in certain that the Britiah government are desirous of aiding and witnessing the consummation of the enterprise; and the circumstance of Lord Falmerston having appointed an interview with Mr. Field and other gentlemen interested for taking the subject into consideration goes far to show that they are disposed to co-operate with the United States in the undertaking. Indeed, those referred to say that the prospect of a satisfactory termination of negotiations with the government in regard to raising the necessary capital to secure the proposed new cable is very encouraging. We need not refer to the great advantages of accomplishing the work which an unlucky accideut undid for ua in 18o7; and, as its perfect practicability has been sufficiently demonstrated, we look forward hopefully to the result of a second attempt to unite the two hemispheres by s speaking wire. Dcst amd Discomfort?For the past two days tha streets have been the sporting ground of blinding clouds of dust, which in their erratic ca reer havo penetrated into all our offices, stores snd babitatious, giving a sandy coat to provisions in corner groceries, whitening our black surtouts, Ailing our drawing rooms, and otherwise making free with everything not hermetically sealed against it, as well as finding its way In considerable quantities to onr lungs, as if the peck of dirt commonly said to be swallowed during a lifetime had to be taken in a day. Now, considering that we pay a very considerable sum for street cleaning and watering, we are unable to see why the streets are neither cleaned nor watered. Perhaps Mr. Il&okley, the contractor for street cleaning, and the Corporation will turn their attention to this matter. Wc shall doubtless have much of the same gusty, dusty weather that we are now tasting from this time forward, and it is therefore the duty of the Corporation to commence watering the streets without delay, as well as to insist upon Mr. Hackley acting according to the strict letter of his contract, which hitherto ho has faded in doing UN DAY, MARCH 30, 18(52. Th?- True O*??or?hlp of the PrM?. By the constitution of the United States the press is free to publish whet it pleases. sod is only responsible for its violation of the lew of the land efter publication. In this country the press must be free. But every honorable, patriotic man who owns s public joarnal will, of his own accord, abstain from publishing anything that can give aid to the enemy . and, were not so many of the papers controlled by agitators and low demagogues, there would be no necessity for a censorship which suspends the constitution and establishes most dangerous precedents in a free country. Now. there is a better remedy than censorship for correcting the evil, and Congress ought to take a lesson from England and France. In England for the last thirty*yearsthere has been more of constitutional liberty than there ever was before, and the reason is that the press, in consequence of the high tax upon newspapers, fell into the hands of meu of intelligence and men of capital, men who had a stake in tho community, and would do nothing to endanger the general welfare or kindle the fires of revolution. Oflute the high tax has bqpn removed, and cheap papers of a revolutionary character have sprung up like mushrooms, and the once respectable press contaminated now imitates them, in consequence of the public taste having become vitiated and depraved. The result is that England is going rapidly down the hill, and will

soon be at the bottom. Jn France the cheap press at the time of the Kevolution, wielded by desperate demagogues like Marat, caused those frightful excesses which made the angels weep. In the last days of the reign of Louis Philippe it was the cheap press that revolutionised Paris and dethroned that monarch. Louis Napoleon, fearing the same result in regard to himself, put a bridle in the mouth of the press and destroyed its freedom. It is a well ascertained truth of history that in France a free cheap press cannot exist without producing revolution. Now the true remedy which Napoleon ought to have applied was that which was so long adopted in England, but is now unfortuuately abandoned?taxation. And that is the remedy for the licentiousness of the press in the United States. It ought to be taxed like whiskey or any other luxury. The press is a great luxury. A high tax on whiskey will have the effect of diminishing drunkenness, as its tendency will be to limit the use of the article to educated and intelligent men, who are not so likely to abuse it. Again, whiskey will be of a better quality, and will not do so much injury as it does now. Let the press in the same way be taxed, and such a price put on newspapers us will cause tlieiu to be read chiefly by intellectual men. The result will be that a better article must bo produced ; else it will not sell; and, consequently, the demoralizing, poisonous sheet will be driven out of the market. Proprietors of public journals, too. would be men of capital, men who would have something to lose by civil convulsion or by public cormptien. and whose interest, therefore, would coiuetdo with their duty in advocating the right and denouncing the wrong. The cheap and nasty demagogic papers which now exist have done much to bring the country into its present deplorable condition. The true remedy for the evil, the true censorship, is a high lax upon public journals. Nothing will so tend to the purification of pub I lie mora!*. "Republics/' aays Montesquieu, "are founded on virtue." Lei tlial be sapped by pernicious lour priced newspapers, and democratic institutions must perish and give place to despotism. On the other* hand, journals of high price and character, conducted by well informed men of intellectual calibre, and men whose circumstances place them above the reach of corruption and the influence of the <vi)<?\0e, are well calculated to preserve public virtue and save a republic from that degeneracy of morals which is the sure precursor of ita fall. Wur tbk Okoinh or thk Raujcus Attic* tiik Abut.?The Evening Post and other radical journals of this city ftr-t couiruenced their attacks on the army and its officers by adverse military criticisms. They now charge the offi **o ?ml men with limnir traitor-4. The rinson of this hostility is that two-third*, and even three-fourths,of the army are Northern democrats. and not more than one-fourth republicans. The radical revolutionary journals, finding the army and its officers intractable, assail them as having gone into the army for the purpose of preventing the auccest of the war, by which is meant the abolition of slavery in every State. These rabid organs of revolution are maddened just in proportion as they sec the bloody vision of negro insurrection which they conjured up fading away from their sight like a sick man's dream. The officers and the rank and tile of the army know too well the value of our democratic institutions to lend themselves to their overthrow, and they have too keen an appreciation of the negro's character to disturb the relations which exist between him and the white man of the South. Their purpose is to fight the battles of the Union, and to restore it, with negro slavery and all?an Idea perfectly awful to those who hold that "the constitution is a covenant with death and an agreement with bell." Hence, in their blind rage, they open a fire in the rear of the army as it marches on to victory. The Virtvocs Police.?The police are just now Influenced by one of those sudden revivals of virtue to which they are occasionally subject, and accordingly they have commenced a crusade against all the Sunday liquor sellers, pickpockets and gamblers they can flud. The proverb, "Give a dog a bad name and hang him,'' derives additional force from the conduct of these well paid guardians of the public safety; for, knowing a man to have been once a thief, they arrest him in the most despotic manner, and contrary to all law. Thus, for instance, on Thursday a couple of them arretted three fashionably dressed men in Wall street, opposite the American Bank, we are told, merely because they suppoeed they were there to pick the pockots of those who came out of the bank; and it was not till writs of habeas corpus had been obtained by their counsel that they were brought bofore Recorder Hoffman and discharged. We hare always remarked that these periodical revivals of virtuous indignation on the part of the police are followed by a worse instead of a better state of things; that all the gambling houses and dons of infamy do n more flourishing business than before, and that the police themselvos are then hail fellow well met with the victims of their previous persecution. It looks as if the polite had ?ome little object of their own to <H?rro ia all Ibis liinplajr of ?xtra ro fined virtue. The Broadway it umioao.?If we are to fcav< a Broadway Railroad, why not have a commis aion of three resj?oetable citizens appointed to construct and manage it, and let the profits ac orue to the city? What possible right have the impudent vagabonds whose names are inserted in the bill before the I legislature to claim a franchise worth five or six millions of dollars to this tax-ridden city? Religious Intelligence. oitv cuck011us to-dav. "The Unity of Mankind " Dr Thompson will preach on this subject At the Broadway Tabornaclo church, Ibm evening at half-past seven o'clock. Special subject? "The Argument from language " "The End of tbe Vforld about 1964-69 " The Rev. Mr. Baxter, Ipi-copal minister, wilt lecture tins evening in room ,Vo. '10 Cooper Institute, at half-past sevou o'clock; also on "],ouis Napoleon, the Antichrist," in the afternoon at four o'clock. Tbe Rev. Win. Alvm Bartlott will preach the funeral sermon of Win. H. Bush this evening, st tbe Brooklyn Tabernacle. .Services in the morning at hair-past ten o'clock, and iu tbe evening at half-past seven o'clock. Tho Rev. Robert (nvtn, Chaplain of tha United States steam frigate Roauoko, will preach in the York street Malfcdist Episcopal chinch, Jersey City, al half-past tea o'clock this uioruiug. Subject?'^The Duty of the Church to tbe Army and Navy." The Rev. Wm. P. Oorbit, tbe pastor, will preach hi.i farewell sermon In ths evening at half-past seven o'clock. In St. Ann's church, Rev. T. Gallaudet, rector, services as usual to-day (Sunday 1?with the voice at half-past ten A. M and half ixist seven P. M., and in tha sigu language at half past throe P. M. The rector will preach in the morning, aud the Rev. F. C. Ewer in tbe evening. Rev. (:. C. t!ocs will preach in Barnum's Museum a^ half post sown o'clock this (Sunday) evening. Severs) important questions will bo answered by tho speaker. Rev. O. T. Flanders will doliver tho third discourse on ftliA "Hi- tvin IliatArt' nnil Pmilinv nf I l.a IWil ' illittnuAll. lng ut half-past seven o'clock, ia the Seooud Utuvorsaliat otiurcli, Eleventh street, Sooond avenue. A sermon, preached a lew weeks siuco in the church of iho Messiah, in Addphistreot,Brooklyn, by the rectori Rev. George K. Thrall, upon Ilia loxt,"Trust ye not in lying words,aiiying, the temple of tho Lord, rhe temple of the (.ord, tho temple of the I/>rd, are these," will be repeated in the church thin (Suuday) evening at half past soi on o'clock. A sermon will be preached in the Free church of llie Ho'y Martyrs, in Forsyth street, near Canal, by I he itev. .lohti Morgan, respecting tho " Errors Held by Seine on the," this evening. The Rev. Jehu A. Staunton, assistant minister of St. Peter's church, will preach this cvouing in tho Momorial church, Hammond .street, corner of Waverley place. Services will he hold at half past ten o'clock this forenoon, at luitr-pint three tli.s afternoon and at half-past seven in tho evening. Rev. I>r. Hotdich will pmch a seriuou in behalf of the American Bible Socioty, ut half-past ten o'clock this morning, in the Uedduig Methodist Epiucopal church, Fast Seventeenth strebt. between First and Second avonues. Preaching also in the evening at half-^ast seven o'clock, t)_i tha pastor, Rev. Abel Steveus, D. D. Mrs. Cora L. V. Hatch will hold a matinee c>* at Hodwortb'8 Hatl,S06 Kroadwuy,at half-past ten o'clock (his moruing, oo the subject of aptrilualiim, in which she will reply to and expound questions from the audience. In the evening at half-past seven o'ctocK she will discourse on the " lielugu." Rev. A. G.Sawyer,of t hwlestown, Mass., will preach to-day In the Rloecker street Universalis! church at halfpast ten A. M. aud half-past seven P. M. Sermons to-day in tho Broadway chapel, near Fortyfifth street, at half-pest ten A. M. by Rev. Dr. Van Noel, at half-past three P. M. by Rer. Mr. Tan Doren,and at half .past seven in the evening by Rev. Mr. Henry. &rvicos to-day in tho Christian chapel, Seventeenth street, near Sixth avenue, at half-past teu A. M. and halfpus' seven P. M. Preaching by the pastor, Urban C. B ewer. Subject in the morning, "The Church in Una. dicca," ovemng, "The Confession." Divine service will be held in llto church of the Transfiguration, East Twenty ninth street, near Fifth act-une, this evening and during Lent. Harmon by Rev. Alfred B. Reach, D. D., at lixllpast seven this evening. j-iu: vices will be hold in the church of the Rcsurreetioai (Protestant Episcopal), north side of Thirty-Wth street, eust of Sixth avenue. The rector, Rev. E. O. Flagg, wlU preach this morning at lialf-past teu, aud Rev. J. Cotton Sinlib, rector of the church of tho Ascension, In the evening Hi hair-past seven. Rev. Sidney A. Corey will preach ia tho a tons church, Twenty eighth street, ueu Broadway, today at half* past thro# o'clock. A sermon, on "The Recognition of Frioada Aftar Death," will ho given by Rov. E. O. Brooks, at tha Twaa tialli street lTnivar*iliai church, between Sixth and Seventh avoauoa, this aftoruoon at three o'clock. A funeral sermon, of Mre. Jennie Emery,, will be preached this evening in tho Luighl street church, corner of Laigbt and Varick streeta, by the Rev. I. 3. Kalioch. Ha will also preach in the morning upon "The Christian Race." Tho synagogue of the congregation Rath Eloliim, Brooklyn, will bo dedicated to-day. The now synagogue ia located in Pearl street, between Nassau and Concord. The consecration serinon will be delivered in English, by Her. Dr. S. M. Isaacs, and the lecture in Certnea^ by Rev. Jose|>b Sachs. By request, the Rev. Dr. Chapin will repeat, this evenlug, his able and eloquent discourse on " The Soldier." Rev. C Cravens, pastor of the Fourth Universalist Society of Brooklyn, will preach In their chapel, 274 Cumberland street, near Lafayette avenue, this morning and cveuing. Subject for the evening, " the Stare and the Ktrtb." Rev. Dr. Hague will deliver his fourth discourse on tho ' Miracles of Christ," in the Madison avenue Baptist church, this evening at half-past seven o'clock. Rev. Abiel Silver will discourse this evening at half past seven o'clock, in the New Jerusalem (Swedenbor-. gian) house of worship, Thirty fifth street, betwoen Fourth and Lexington avenue*. Subject?11 Heaven and Hell, m taught in the Huljr Word. Acadimt or mi-sio?Grand Mat-.xsk ?The matinee which cloned the i>r***nt season at the Academy was well attend*! yeatcrday. Owing to the continue*I indisposition ofSusmi, the opera of "Linda di Chamounix," originally on the bills, had to be changed to "Luria di Lamtuarmoor," in which MUs Kellogg, Brignoii, Mancusi and Barili appeared? Mias Kellogg and Drignoli sang admirably. Madame D'Angri was afforded an opportunity during the performs ucs toeing the "Kleaa false," and the "Nun Piu M.-eta" from "Cenerentola," in which sho gave such unmistakable satisfaction on Friday night. Inthe ormer piece ahe was enthusiastically encored yesterday. The ballet divertissement in which Srnorita Cuba* and Manor Ximenes, with a full corft de ball*, participated, to ale up the programme of the day 'a performance, which, upon the whole, was very complete and satisfactory. Thb Gsrmajt ConoRS at lavi.vo Hall?The grand sacred coeeert by German srtiata, which was erroneously announced in yaaterday's paper to lakt place st IrvinC Hall this (Hunday) evening, will come off on Sunday April 0. __________________ ' Arrivals sad Departures. ARRIVAL!. Bsrmdda?Steamship Ajsx?Mr Nolan, two children and acrvaut. DKPARTCRRS. Lirnarooi.?Nteamahip Olangnwr?Mr and Mrs Irving, Dr flamntl Msrlor, .1 H Brans, Cnsrles Anderson, J B Aileila and daughter, M Proiincao, J C Llttlrwood, Major Watt and Wtfr, Samuel Seal, W Armstrong, T ll lMni?iiT, n g ut Tit. Mr W Brow n and two children, Alexander Dr Abretna Onlmea, Thorns* Morrison, W Hemphill, Junta Menii'iaon, with other* lb the steerage. Specie, |27,V<JUO. Biijii, vu SocTHaarTOK?Steamship lianas?John A Paull, lady, thtn* children and servant; Mlaa Elisabeth Dallua. Thomas Achella, ladjr and three children; J Kllchemantt, Mr* Sablnt Waller, child and servant: A Mttler, Mai Beroltbelmer, A Barer, Mr* L F Mark, L L Arnold, O Lewln , lady and child. N T; Gilbert T Smith, Baltimore. P Duckait*, Bremen; Jamca Ollmore, Mra Anna K L Kirk: Mlaa Fanny Leo John 8 Olmatead, Cincinnati; Prof John Rigonbach, lady and two children, St. Lout*: Mat Brlmhach and lady, M fceelno, California;!! Eekert. Havana, W P Winchester, Boaton. L Levtaun, Edjaard A Kchroeder, Mr* Mary OouM, Ml** Oertrude THnmermaun, M la* Ellae Menrer, llennr Behrmann, Sero Beltramln*, Casper Bb. i t, Auguat Hen, O Sir neck, lady and two children; F PoetWf. lady and two children, N T; Henry Livingston, Meyer Llv. Ingslon, Darl l Bar. CallforiilB! Hermann Wltie and three children, Cincinnati; Otto Nkmeyer, Louisville; Mra M P Fueha and Tour children, 8t Louis; Henry P Vcy, Baltimore; Mr* M Jordan and child, N V; Major eon Kretachmann. Maple*: Henry Becker, Phlia?and 53 in the steerage?Total 121. 207,IhO In aped*. Nassau asb Hatiki?Slcamahlp K.trnak?D Neeins, Boa. ton; W T L Mcech, Naauiu: Captain Wnlcra, Halo ay; Hug h Duffy, Ireland; Meeker, Now York; 8 rt Field, Bat b. Me: J K Durke, Matanza*; Mra W R TJonea, New Tork; Mr and Mra Tow i.send Jones, do; Mr and Mra R M Baldwin, Kingston. N Y; John Morale*, Domingo Morales and Jo*o;>h Mor .tier, Havana: Mra Van Renaaelaer. Ml?a and Maaler Van Kenani laer, New York; Marshall Jewell, Hartford; 0 Mroyn, Kingston; J F Jennings, do; Charlea Fredericks, New Vork; Mrs Kevins, Boston, Mr* Illaekbnrn, Ml** Blackburn, do; Mlaa Dechani, Ml?a Starker, France; R tl Sawyer, Naa-ati; J It Htunrt, New Yoik: Mr and Mrs F W Hntenlna, New Vork; John MN: oll, Newborn, NV; NA Ueoiilalon, do, Mr* Ham tel Whiting, NaMan, Sped*,/ <u; * I NEW8 FROM WASHINGTON. , I WA?aiN(.Tosf. Mnfull 49, IMS THK ItKllKl. Ft/CATINO HA1TKKV MKHniMAU. No fe-tr of I bo Mitt monster Men i mac is foil at the Nurf ' Department Ou tho contrary, a desire w exprcmed that be may again e.xpubo herself to tho Mouitor and other war veaseis iii Hampton Roads. TI1K MOIH.IL MIJ.ITAKT BKFAKTMKNT. A military department, to bo cadlod I ho Middle Department, and to coin-nut of the States of New Jersey, peun ylvauia, Delaware, the l-astern shore of Maryland aud Virginia, and thecouulioe ol' Cecil, Harford,Baltimore and Ann* Aruudel, in Maryluud, bas lie a created. Major Gonaral Dix, United Stales Volunteers, ? assigned the command?headquarters at Ualtimore. At-or It Kit KXCL'KSION TO MANASdAS?BCKHC& CANNON RRCOVMRKP. The following despatch, dated Muuassas, March 29, luia been received:? Conductor Franks to-day took out a large excursion party to Manassas, consisting of Colonel ltakor,of tba government detective police, with a number of ether officials, accompanied by thoir ladies. The telegraph lines were oorapietod to Warren ton Junction last nig hi, aad are working admirably. The Colonel this afternoon found firo oaunon, which the rebels had buried abowt a mile and a half beyond the Junction. It appears that the oar broke down, and the guns were tumbled oO to one side of tho track and buriod, and the ground smoothed nicoly over them. Three of them are iron, the other brass, the heaviest weighing forty-six hundred pouuds. The guns will bo taken to Alexandria to Borrow. OBSTRUCTIONS ON TBI MANA88AJ RAILROAD. The freight tram returning from Manaasaa to Alec-' andria last night found several rails placed across the track, Just above Fairfax station, end in the darknose ran over them, but without throwing the locomotive off. Tli;?s.A urnrn Ari/tnnllu hlnuoH Ihorff liv tAlUkiiffinniflLfl. Oil I number of them live iu the vicinity, who make no secret of their disloyalty. ARM Y OFFICERS LOUNGING ABOUT THK CAPITAL. Some of our generals and other officors have been la the habit of koeping themsolvos before the public by ap pouring in I he hotels and on Pennsylvania avenue almost daily. Visitors in the city see no othor officers, and ar? liable to entertain the mistiiken notion (bat those are ths most important officers of the army. It should be horns iu mind, bowver, that those who remain in camp, attond ing closely to the duties oi their commands in persou, art qiiito as officinnt as those who keep up a coostaut drew parade in town. TRADE RESUMED WITH LOUDON OOUNTT, VA. Trade has been resuinod botween Loudon county, Virginia, and Washington. The farmers aro beginning to briug builer, eggs, &c., to inarkot. A meeting of the farmers in the uppor part Of Fairfax county was held yesterday, for the purpose of mutual aid iu building fences and for protection of thou crops. ARREST Or DI8UNIONI8T8, Two men, one from Alexandria, the othor front PUita* delptua, were arrested yesterday at Controvtllt, and aro hold in custody, upon the etiargo or disloyal practicoo. THE NAVY. Tho Secretary of tho Navy lias made the following ay* poinlments, promotion#, &?.:? Henry Thontpsou, of Rockland, Me., Aeting Master. O. V. C'asaidy, in tho Gulf squadron, promoted to Act' |Og Master ou board the steamer National Guard. O. B. Warren and A. Blaucbard, promoted to Acting Masters on board the steamer J. S. C. Chambers. Lieutenant A. A. homines is ordered to report nt Philadelphia for command of the steamer Warnsutta. \ EXCURSION OF TUB-NAVAL COMMITTEES TO FWtntlgg MONROE. Senator Hale, and most of the mombera of tho Naval Committees of the Senatb and House, made an excursion to Fortress Monroe to-day, Thoy were accompanied by their ladleo, and will spend the Sabbath nt Old Point Comfort. EXAMINATION OF FBMALB STAR FKBONSB*. Te-Oay Kre. Greenhow and Mrs. Augusta Morris, alios Mrs. Maoan. appeared before the commission to examine prisoners of state, and after a long and interesting ex amuietioa they were recommitted. Some Interesting Faxin nib* nmtnhp (.A hn nnhlialidil Mil hi himh 1 HTAFd elicit**. THE BANKBlfPT LAW. The committee on the baulcrupt law- hold a protract** session last evening, and Agreed finally to Mr OMkliug't bill, with some alight amendments. The bill wtll pro bubly become a law substantially as It was reported by > Mr. Obnkling. TBI MASSACHUSETTS ALLOTMENT CO'MWStOM. The Massachusetts LogisUluro, having recently passed an allotment law and appointed a commission, consisting of Mosart. Harry Edwards, of Boston; Mayor E. B Kay, of Chelsea, and David Wilder, Jr"., of Kewtoo, U visit the various camps and enplaio the nature of the law, those gcnilemen are now engaged in ths discharge of their duties. Mr. Fay has been with the Ftrst ane Eleventh rogimenta a few days, and met with exoeileat sucrose. Thaso regiments bars allotted over seven thousand dollars eaoh of their monthly pay. Company H, First regiment, from Chelsea, Massachusetts, Mayo* Eay'e city, allots nine hundred and sixty-Ore doilare monthly. This law differs from that of any other htete in allowing men to allot directly to the State Treasurer who holds it in trust for them, and on. which the-Slate pays Ave per cant iutorost par annum. SALVE OWNERS AMD THE EXCELSIOR Bit LOADS. day or two since a Mnrylander came Into ooo of tiM Earnlator regimonta, seeking a runaway negro, w)u>v seeing his mAfter, altomplod to run away, whoreupow the master flrotl upon him. Gen. Sickles, oonsidering tlM lives of hie own men Jeopardised by the firing, orders* the master out of camp. In another camp a master te enforce obedience commenced belaboring his slawe, whes the negro seized the cudgel and forced him t? heat a baaly retreat. The slaveowners in the vicinity of Budd'f Kerry, having suspicions that many of their a lares art A oreted in the various caiupe, hnvo organised a band, and iutend making a grand sweep whonever the troops move and Wave the contrabands behind. SNOW STORM IN WASHINGTON. The duet, which has blinded the WaahinglsAieas f?t several days, was allayed this afternoon by a smart snow storm. TASSES TO MARYLAND RESCINDED. The Military Governor of this district has to-day iasa ed>n order rescinding all paseee to porsons going mU Maryland. THE CONTRABAND QUESTION. 1 no conn auauu U'jgma i? ^nr./ia niu ur|ii na Ibo inlnds of 111* w west abolitionists hsro. IVhou Mosara Sumner, Wilson, Ilule, Lovejoy sod othors art axled how uegroes who hava already escapod, and tlioeo whe art espectod, shall l>a disposed of, thuy can Kive no prao tical instructions Intho matter. The darkoyi may hoi# themselves to a large amount of freedom, but nobody seems inclined to pay their current expense*. tiik fa88a0e ok TKOOrS THROVOH new york city. } So troops in the United Slates service will hereafter } pass through the city of New York without reporting to * the United States military authorities entrusted with the } duty of providing subsistence and transportatioa in Uia. eity. Reports must be made and information obtained at the offlce, No. 70 White street. nucE or soldiers' clot hi mo. His Kxoellcney the Oorernor of Now York has decided upon the following prices to be charged to the uoo oonv missioned sincere and privates of the several regimnaU from that State now In the Held for articles or olotblnt heretofore furnished them by the State. The said price* have been died from ibo average coat of the sereraLar tides For each infantry overcoat. - H dd For each in ran try Jacket & 4,'i > v,,r aacli infantry troweer* a SO I For each Infantry fatigue rup $g f For each Infautry pair of shoes, pegged Ifq ' For each infantry pair of shoes, sowed 1 04 For aach infantry pair of drawers S; For oseh Infantry pair of socks 24 For each infantry shirt Sg For each Infantry blanket 1 9s IMPORTANT NOTIFICATION TO MXMi BANTS. A despatch fratn the Unltad StatM Ooeml at Nan tea, to tha Department of State, says that rtaaais 00mlag to that port aufDir lore through ignorance ef their owners. The rlakn and expenses on the riser are considerable. Damage from foiiling y, frequent, and *dranees on freight are not usually made until ell Is delirered. He ad rises thAt charters be tp'ade to St. Nasaire, not Nantes, or to Palmhauf. / TOtLISION ON THB RIVRR. The stetme'r Jetnes Guy was run into yesterday after noon by schooner, catrylng away the upper forward deck, and'oiherwlse Injuring the steamer to a considerable ej'.ent. The Anglo-Saxon Outward Bound. Portland, March 211,1812. ' The steamship Atiglo-Sexou mi led for Liverpool nl four I o'clock this afternoon. f i

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