Newspaper of The New York Herald, April 1, 1864, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated April 1, 1864 Page 1
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i ,t - , i i < ' ? z; y / _ - - . d CS ' ? THE NEW YORK HERALD/ WHOLE NO. 10,038. NEW YORK, FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 1804. PRICE THREE CENTS. IMPORTANT FRO1! WA8HIHGTOE 4rrival It General Grant and De parture fir Fortress Monro?. Intimations of the Supersednre of Secretary Stanton. General W. F. Smith Assigned to General Butler's Department. Rumored Appointment of General MeCIellsn to Command tbe Defenees of the Capital. General Ord Ordered to Ckntnl Sigel's Department. Action Of the House on the Cur rency Bill. Report of Secretary Welles on the Scar city of Seamen in the Navy, a#.j *?.. as. Washington, March 31, 1864. TO* PRESIDENT'S VISIT TO GIN. BUTLER r08TP0NED. The intended visit of Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln to General Butler? at Fortress Monroe, has been postponed. ARB1VAL OF GENERAL OBAN*?HIB DEPARTURE FOR rOHTKR?? MONROE, ETC. Lieutenant General Grant, sccon.par.led by General Rawlins, Chief of Staff, and Colonel Comstock, Inspector General, arilved in W:is hingV n at one o'clock to-day. He leit Culpepper at eight o'clock this morning. Al Brandy Station General Grant was joined by Major General Meade, with Major Riddle and several other staff officers, and Brigadier Generals J. C. Robinson and J. H. Hobart Ward. Lieu ten act General Grant, General Rawlins, Colonel CMMteck and General Robinson left here ibis afternoon for Baltimore, whence tbey will proceed to Fortress Mon roe. General Grant has gone to bold s private conference with Major General Butler. It is believed that bis visit will have an important bearing on iheapproacbitg spring campaign. THE LIEUTENANT GENERAL AND TBI SOLDIERS. It Is said that when General Grant was going down to WMhington one da; ibis week, when the train,baying at taehed to >t the special car. (topped at Brand)* Station, none sold Mrs who were waiting to go down asked if tbey could not get into the car. "No," was the answer of an offircr; "this is General Grant's spscial car.'.' Wher?. upon (Jraat, who was sitting "by the window, epeke and naM, "General Grant occupies only one seat; the soldiers can rtde." INTIMATIONS OF A CHANGE IN THE BEAD OF TDM WAR DEPARTMENT. Tke rrevlone intimations ei a change in the War Do fttrim nt add much sigr, ificanee to ibe visit ef Lieutenant General Grant to Ft rtress Monroe. It is believed that tbe present bead of tbo War Office baa lost bis prestige aud power, and that be is violently assailed as weM by Ex ecutive as Congressional Influence. OBNEEAL W. F. &M1TB ASSIGNED TO OBNERAL EOT ler's EEFAftTMENT. Major Central W. F. Smith, whose name has been er roneously mentioned in connection with the chief pr>sl tion on ceoeral Grai t's staff, and aiso io connection with the C' mtuand of tbe Army of the Potomac, has been as signed to duty la General Butler's department. RUJfOK kmardino general m'clellaw. A rumor is prevalent hers that General McClellah Is immediate y to be p'aced in Cf mmand of tbe defences at Washington, in virw of prospective military operations. TBI REORGANIZATION OF TBS ARMY OF THE ro:OMAC. Major General Meade has perlormei an immense amount of lab^r id reorganizing Lis sp'eniliil army, lie will soon return to Lis headquarters in tbe t eld. HS.sERAL ORD ASSIGNED TO UENE.1AL PIGEL'S DE PARTMENT. Major General E. D. 0. Ord, formerly commanding the Thirteoi th array corrs in tbe I*epnrim*?nt of the Gulf, and who has rocetily been relieved t>y Major General Mo ler n.nd, his been assigned to duty in West Vtiglcin, in (?ooerai figel's department. STRENGTH OF URNERAL CUBTIS' ARMY. It aprears from an official communication < f the Secie tary o( War tut the strength of ibe force in Kans<s acd U? Indnn Territory, subject to the order of General Curtis, ? 18.COO meu. CArTAIN ASHE AitSKINED TO THE CAVALBT Bl'HEAU . ("apt. M. J Asbe.for some moths past Chief of ravalry io the repartmeot of the Northwest, has been crdered to Washington, to terve in tbe Cavalry Bureau. THE NUMBER OF COLONELS COMMANDING BRIO ADS'*. There J-re one hundred and ilxty-two colonels now commanding brigades, without including those tempo rarily commanding in the absence of tbe proper brigade oommauders. They are thus distributed:?In the Army ?f the l'otcmac 33; l?t artment of the South, 7, Western Virginia, tl; Tennessee, 13; Amansas. 13; Kansas, 1; tJulf, lfl, WaAhington.li, Ohio, 14; Virginia and North Carolina, T. Ti E f CARC'ITY OF SEAMEN IN THE NAVY?THE CAUSE AND 1MB REMLDY PROPOSED BY SECRETARY WELLES. The Secretary cf tbe Navy, in his response to a Senate resolution of inqn ry, eays no transfers of seamen from the army V> the navy have been effected uDdcr tbe receut act of Congress, and thirty-five vessels of wsr ars now ?watting complements of men. Not only are tbsse vessels wstttrg for crews, but the terms cf msny seamen now in the service Lave expired, and tbe men detained to mana.e our sb<p?, though justly entitled to discbarge Were tbey not detained many of tbe vessels on blockade duty would have to go out of service. This fctate of tLicgs is to be deplored, and is in a grest measure, if not entirely, attributable t<> nnfortunats legieliiko, lor tbe Enrolment act of tbe last C>ngrets so ntterly ignored the naval service that enlistments in that service were not permitted to be credited on the quotas or those cimmunilies from which they were drawn when the drsft camo to be ?o'orced In addition to these obstacles ttie appropriations for extraordinary bounds for army en Laments, while not a dollar was paid to the sailor, operated to discredit the naval service and held out strorg irducctrents for tbs military service. Tbe isct that a rigid enforcement of Ibe law would be dlsastroue m ail its etiecii JpW the navy was so obvious that at leapt* were at once m .do Io procure such modification of the dra.t,or the manner of lis execution, as should prevent lb* wtbdrswal of mariners from their profession and the inc rporatioo or Absorption of them io tbe army, Uicr'by we?kenlnir and crippl ng ibe navy. But tbe military author.ties objected, as the strict letter of the taw permitted no txemptkm of mariners from tbe draft, no cred.t to any i lies f>r naval eolistmenls, ?or In the execution of I be law was there any relaxation of tbe I nrolment set whereby the navy couid be strengthened s?d maintained. (?art.e?i appeals were made by tbe executives of seve ral maritime Rules tnd many of tbe municipal author! ties on the seutoird, claiming thai the nsval recruits ought justly be crediwd on their quels*; hut tbey wsrs uot allowed. Censrq u mly tbs local inllucncss became adverse to naval enlistments, and the navy itself soon begin to 'eel tbs effects of this policy Vessels intended to protect our commerce abroad, which should have nailed .'art Mtumn. are still without men, for our whole forre is required lor the b ock ido. Th"re is andoui tsUly a reluctance on lbs part of mill tasy officer* to part with any portion ol ibelr ennmsnds; but tbe true intsrs't of the country Is the paramount noosidersii n and should govern on tbat questl n. He recommend*. In ordsr to supply tbs rusting de ficiency 10 th* MVV. that H sot lets than two yean service, should b-j transferred from cbo army to tbe navy, without 'saving any reduction from the prize money to which th/y may become entitled, and tbat bo much of the amendatory enrolment act as with holds bounties from sail'** transferred from the army bo repealed. If teg Islet u be believes to he tbe case, has carried mariners lut/j the military scrvice, tbey should a'| bo taken out by tta meet summary process, and transfer red totho navy-, where their national education makes them Indispensable, but which education renders them no more valuable than landsmen for tbe duty of a soldier. TBI CURBHNCY BILL. In tbe House to day tbe Currency bill was again con sidered for over three hours In Committee of tbe Whole. The action of yesterday in regard to tbe limitation of in terest was reversed to-day, I bo substitute offered by Mr. Stevens, of Pennsylvania, which was substantially the section as originally reported, having been adopted. A long debate on tbe thirty-first section, In regard to the localities at which tbe bills of tbe national banks sbail be redeemable, ensued, and finally some fifteen places in different sections of tbs country were agreed upon for tbfat purpose. Without completing tbe thirty-second section tbe Bouse adjourned. Tbe bill drags heavily, and may yet be defeated. The debate has developed tbe fact that tbe Committee of Ways and Means were almost as much divided as tbe Bouse in regard to its provisions, and tbess divisions cropped oat very plainly during to-day's proceedings. It will bo impossible to obtain a voto upon tbe bill thin week, nad not tbe Rouse reversed its action of yenter day on tbe interest clause, tbe Committee of Ways and Means bad decided to withdraw it. THE PROPOSED NEW TAX BILL* Tbo new Tax bill is ready for introduction In tbe Honso immediately after tbe National Rauk bill is dts posed of. It is slid that it does not propose a very great increase of the duty on separate items ; but the aggregate Increase, together with the duties on additional items, are expected to add largely to tbe revenuo. TUB QUICK8IT.YEK MINING STOCK SPECULATIONS. Unusual excitement has existed among stock operator* here to day, in regard to Quicksilver Mining Company stock. Parties were industrious in efforts to ?? bear" the stock, and some of them were severely scratched. The "Dear" movement was simply intended to depress pricos, In order that the bears might buy at lower figures No doubt Is entertained by the knowiDg ones that when the decision of the Supreme Court is announced, U will prove to be in favor of the company. THE PROCEEDINGS OP TBE BEN ATE. The proceedings In tbe Senate to day were unusually Interesting. Mr. Wade, after many fruitless attempts, finally succeeded In getting a vote on the amendment to tbs Montana Territorial (bill allowing negroes to vote in that Territory ; but considerable timidity was manifested on tbe subject, it evidently being distasteful to many who voted affirmatively. By calling the names of absent oca after tbe regular call, and affording tbe radicals an op portunity to master their forces, tbe amendment was adopted by a bare majority, some of tbe most prominont republicans voting against it. A little amusement was occasioned by Mr. Sumner's exhibition of Igoorance coo earning the derivation of ?Montana," bis admirers hav ing claimed for him great classical knowledge. Mr. How fcrd's quiet enlightenment of the Massachusetts Senator added not 4 little Urtbe merriment. Mr. Sumner's abase of Chief Justice Taney created an unfavorable impress!an, and Is regarded as having fully merited the sharp rebuke so deftly administered by Mr. Johnson. Tbe Senate evidently did not-reii*hthe"manner in which opprobrious epithets were applied by Mr. Sumner, and at the first op portunity suppressed the debate. Tbe only effect of Mr^Baulsbury's remarks appeared to be the abandonment of seats on tbs floor, and Um as ton tebment of spectators. Some quiet amusement was occasioned by his labored effort to prove tbe Divine sane tion of slavery and its beneficial effects upon mankind, which, however, speedily subsided under tbe influence of Mr. Clark's rejoinder. Tbe speMh of tbe latter Is re garded as one of tbe most eloquent of tbe session, and in a;l Its a.lunons to the sacrifices of the people on our fields cf battle deeply affected all present. TUB KAR1TAN AND DELAWARE BAY BAILAOAD. Tbe bill making the Rarttan and Delaware Bay Rail road a p?st and military road was considered during the morning hoar In tbe Boose to-day. Mr. Garfield finished bis sneecb in favor of tbe bill, which (? oertalnly tbe test argument tbat has been ma-ie upon that side. At tbe conclusion of bis remarks Mr. Pendleton, of Ohio, got tbe flier, and tbe matter went over until Saturday. There was a large lobby in attendance upon both sides, and great efforts are making by both parties to obtain a vote or the House in favor of tbeir interests in tbe matter. Tits CONTROVERSY BETWEEN MESSRS. MCCLURO AND BLAIR. Mr. Mcrlurg has bad photographed the order, Invoice and sbippin t p< rent of tbe liquors wbioh he charges tbat Geoernl Krr.uk P. Blair, Jr., ordered, while with General Grant bef>re Vicksburg, for speculative purposes, and is circulating tb? iibotosrapfis generally among tbo mem beraof tte House and others to substantiate the charge, ttry certainly s-cm to furnish prettv conclusive evi dence against the accused party, who claims tl.at the or der is a forgery. THE KENTUCKY CONTSSTED ELECTION CASR. The Hoti'o t'omm.ttee cn Elections to-day decided to re port in fuv< r of Mr. Yeaman, tbe sitting member from the Second CongrcfSional district of Kentucky, wh so seat is contested by Mr. McHenry. Tbe committee have had tbe case under consideration for nearly a week past. OOVERNMBKT LOCOMOTIVES. General McCallum baa made arrangements for tbo do livery to government of two hundred first class locomo tives from different points wltbin thirty Oayr. FERLINO IN CANADA TOWARDS THB UNITED BTATEg. Joebua R. Giddings, Amcncan Consul General in Canada, was on the floor of tbe House ibis morning. It Is understood that be objects to tbe bill now before tbe Senate Committee on Foreign Kelstions, creating ad ditional consulates along tbe Canadian frontier. Mr. Gtddings state# that tbe change of sentiment In Canada towards tbls country is very decided, and urges tbat in return we should not repeal the reciprocity treaty. NAVAL* Lieutenant Thomas Pickering, lately commanding tbe steamer Peterbolf, has been assigned to tbe command of tbe Fort Pone! son, now at Pes ton. CORRECTIONS. In thererortofthe H01.ee proceedings cf Monday it was stateJ tbat a resolution reported by Mr. Ashley, of ublo, "granting tbe use of tbe Hal) of tbe House of Representa tives to tbe Washington Lecture Association for tbe ftthof April, for tbe delivery of a lecture by George Tbf mpsrn, late a member of tbe British Parliament, tbe proceeds, after paying expenses, to be distributed among tbe fami lies of tbo District of Columbia soldiers," was, on tbe motion of Mr. Holman, of InClana, laid on tbe table. This was an error, as the resolution of Mr. Ashley was ado, tod hy a vote 0's x y three to forty. fn Thursday's Hfrmd, under the head of "Appoint mer.ts Cot fir me i hy the Senate," the name of "M. R. Hiran" appeared as one of the army surgeons. This name should bavo read ' M. K. Ilogan." Official. VltlftMAlfl FOR Till WKKK IKDIKG MARCn 36, 1M4. (apt. trvlng Fa]*ey, Fifth Obk> cavalry, to dale March 34, 1M4, for din bedience of order*. diareapect to bm ci rBii.aiid.ug 'ITJccr, aijd coo duct unbecim ng an i.m ocr aort cent eman (apt. B. F Rvor and IJeut. Mark Andrew*, Twentieth ItJei ei.dcia B.utery Now York Volunteers. to dot* Janu ary 1?, 19f4, with Iom of all pay and allowances, for die honorable cor.duct to obtaining their oommtastoos from the Governor of New York. First I.leut Leonards Roee, Tblrteesth Illinoiscaval ry, to dale March S3,1M4, lor drtrnksnMM and oondoct unbecoming at oil cor and gentleman. Kirn. l.teut. iftram a , Weed, Firty-seeond renMylvania Volnnteere, to date March 34, 1M4, wHb IflM of all pa* and allowance*, for rendering rase and fraudulent ac cnot? agaTBt tbe government. I iret Lieut. Q N. Kirk, Twet.ly fifth Ohio Volunteer*, to date Marob 86, 1104. for habitual intemperance. First Lieutenant Jacob nreeawotxl, Tea lb Mleaourl cavalry, 10 date March &ft, 18P4, for firing a building, tbe pr perty of a private citizen o( Missiwuppl, after receiv ing order* hot to do *o. 8ec< nd Llcutoi.ant John t. (lark. Fifty eighth Illinois volunteer*, to date March 26,1#64, with kwe of all pay ami a l< wani?>, for gro*e >mm?rn)iiy, and tbe contrao* in n or a .oatheome ?iieearo, which pbyeically unfit* him for association with the officers and men of hi* regiment d BMtn*/tia at rnovrp. tbe order* of d *mt*ea1 hereto ore taetiod la the follow ire ca*>'* h vve been approved: ? Lieuienaut Colonel Henry Flonegass, Third regiment Corn d ?fr?-jue, to date September 18,1A?>3. lor dta>bey it f tie > rd >r* ol hit r< mmat diPg ofllcer upon ihe field cf laltle. at rott Hud*on,oo the aftb day of May. 1M3. (aita.u W . II I aley Third regiment torp* dAfrkjue, to date February 19. 18?4, for drjnkeoueee o# duty, breach of arrest, and conduct unbecoming an officer ami gentleman. Second l ieutenant Peter Weeeenstin. One Hundred and Tbird Pennsylvania Volunteer*, to dale February 21, 1864, wttb Ions of ail pay and allowances. for ieav.ug a picket post in tbe advance in the night time, going be yond the line* without cause with two of h* men . per mitting them to drtuk liquor, and drinking himself , firing bis pistol, to tbo alarm of the picket, and remain ing absent until three o clock m the morning. In derslic liou of hie duty as an officer. DlflHOKORtBLR MP ATER Ol'T. Upon the report? of fits regimental commander aud the Governor of Ohio, Captain Thomas Rose, Seventy seventh Ohio Volunteers, ha* been dishonorably mustered out of tbe service, to date September 28, 'lhfi3, for absence without leave. DINlfllHflAI.fi KRVOKKP. The orders of dismissals nerelofore issued In the fol lowing cases have been revoked.? Captain A. 1). Stuart, Second regiment I'mted Stales Sharpshooters, he having been previously honorably dis charged upon tender of reslgnatien. Second l ieutenant William A. Schmidt, Klfty fifth New York Volunteers, and be is honorably discharged, as of the date of the order of dismissal. HKHTOHKD TO COMMIMfUON. Tbe following officers, heretofore dismissed, are re Ftored, provided the vacancies have not beou tilled by the Governors of thsir respective Slates ? Ma or J. Q. Anderson and Major R Reiuhold, Seven teenth I'ennsylvanlt cavalry, with pay from the date at which they rejoin their commands. Sfeyor W. W. Wilsbire, One Hundred and Twenty-sixth Illinois Volunteers. Captain D. C. Holdredgs, Twenty third Wisconsin Vol unte^rs. TIIIBTV-BIOHTM CONORBIS. first amnio*. Herniate. Wasbimiton, March 31, 1##4 (ARRVINU im OVIRIAHP MAIL. Tbe bill to authorize the Postmaster Ceuorol to coutract for the carrying of the overland mail from Atchison, Mo., to Folsom, Cal., was pasnd. THE I'SI AHTMKYT O* AliHH IHI RK. Mr. Sherman, (rep.) of Ohio, presented the memorial or the Cincinnati Horticultural Society, declaring that important and beneficial results from tho establishment ot tbe Department of Agriculture bad already become apparent, talcing away all apology for further timid legis lation regarding it, and therefore praying Congrees to sustain it with liberal appropriations from the public treasury. Re'erred to tbe Committee on Agriculture. rns ORDKBS TO TASK FOSeWSlO.N OF < III ROiW. On motion of Mr Powbi i,. (opp.) of Ky.,it was re solved tbat the Secretary of War be directed to transmit to the Senate all orders tbat have been issued from bis department, or by generals of tbe Army of tbe United Kutes, authorizing any person or persons to tike posses Kion ot any church or churches, or house dedicated to the worship of Cod or bouses or property belonging t> any denomination or Christians in the United States; and that be Inform tbe Senate bow many churches and ho* much property, and what kind and description, has been taken possession of in porsoam e of en id orders, and whore tbe same Is situated, and to whit denomination of Chris tiass tbe property so taken belonged. COIABCTION 0? IAXBt I!) RK'IBI. STATBS. On motion of Mr. Powrll it was resolved tbat the Secretary of the Treasury be directed to transmit to tbe See ate toe amount of money expended, tbe number or officers appointed and the salaries paid tbe same, to carry eat tbe act of Congress entitled "an act for tbe collection ol direct taxes in insurrectionary districts within tbe United States, and ror other purposes," ap proved June 7,1802, and thai be inform the Senate the amount of money received Into tbe Treasury rrom direct taxes In said insurrectionary districts, under tbe pro visions of said act. and the quantity of land which has been sold for taxes in tboeo districts. THB ORGANIZATION OF MONTANA TERRITORY. The House bill to provide a temporary government for tbe Territory of Montana was taken up ou mtton of Mr. Wadb, (rep.) of Ohio, tbe pending question being on the amendment of Mr. Wilkinson to strike out the word "while" in the Qftb section, defining tbe qualifications of voters and eligibility to office wltbin tbe Territory. Tbe amendment was adopted as follows:? Teas?Messrs. Brown. Chandler. Clark, Oollamer. Con new. Dixon. Fessenden. Foot, Foster. Grimes Hall. Har lan. Harris. Howard. Howe, f'omeroy. Morgan. Morrill, Ramsey, Sumner. Wade aad Wilson?21. Kats? Mfun. BueBalew. C^wan. Cartile, Davie, Harding. Henderson. John mm. Lane of Inrt., Wrsmith. Powe'l. Kid d'.e, Ben'sburv, Sherman, Ten Byck, Trumbull, Tan Winkle and Wllley?i7. The question being then on the final passage of tbe bill, Mr. Powsu. inquired bow many inhabitants there were in tbe proposed new Territory. Mr. Waob replied there were twelve thousand Inhabi tants on this side of tho mointains. and twelve thousand on tbe other, and the population was being rapidly In creased rn account or the new discoveries if gold Mr. Stmnkb, (rep ) of Mass., would inquire what sug gested tbe name or tbe new Territory of Moutans. Mr. Wadb oould not answer tbe question. Mr. Howard, (rep ) of Mich., by reference to his old Latin dictionary, found tbe word referred to a mountain ous oocntrjr, such as this,. MS described to be (I augbter.) Mr. Johnson, (opp.) of Vd.,said if tbei bjectof Mr. Wilkinson's amendment was to decUre tuat trie Africans should have e mil political rights under this bill, he wo :ld suggest that be modify it so as to express such s purpose. Mr Wit.sinson, (r-p.) of Minn , desired to let bis amendment stand in the form in which it hid been adopted, so that neither tbe word white nor black should appear in tbe bill. Mr St MKKit cooMdered that Congress wss as competent to interpret tbe meaning of the word "citizen" as any other body. j Mr JonNSfit had a high respect for tbe Se-ator fr m Vi*sachu?et's, bit, notwithstanding bis transceudaut ab.litie-. be wis ol the opinion, and be had the support of many loiruel Judges, that the question of tho rinbts of persons of African descent to citi:-ei ship was an open one. and made so by the constitution. Ho referred to the decision iu the Pred rcott eve. and said ir tbe opinion of tbe Sen-ite w .s held in one hand and tbe d<ci-ioo ol tho court? in the other it w is barely possible that lb* weight o: authority would bo in ibe atier Mr. H *!>'. (rep.) of N H. said tbe doctsien or tha 811 preme rvuirt wss a lisgraee to tbe land and a libel to the law. but n t a disgrace to the Supreme court (Laughter.) The bill was then passed?J9 to 8 tub rnoBiimoN of st avkbv. Mr. Sauubcbt, (opp.) or f'el., then addressed tho Senate on the oint resolution to amend the < restitution to prohibit slavery. He argued tbat it was tlie intention or the framers of tbe constitution to protect slavery is a domestic Institution as it existed at tne time of the formation or tbe federal compact. He denied that ir this amendment received tfce sancfoo of three-fourths o< the States it would affect those States wh.ch should protest against It. Ibe constitution was a contract beiwe^a sovereign and equal States, to be construed, as any other contract, occordini to lis true mcarrng and purpose, ruid wss not designed to regulate the title to property in the States, but great common purposes which could better be subserved by tbe Mates in the aggregate than sepe rately We coull not now propose the>e amendments to all the Stiles, because some eight or nine of them were out of tbe Union, and we did njt pretend to cxercise con trol over ttera. As for tbe border loyal StMtes, Mar.vlat d agreed to tbe policy of emancipation as a man would agree to deliver his purse at tbe instance of a hirhwiy man with a pistol at bla bead. Would the Senator say that emanc:i?tion io I<ouislans and Arkansas was tbe act of the sovereign people" Taks sway yonr oayouets, and not one man in flfty w-uId approve jour amendment or recopni/e your authority' You rosy succeed in Mary land, 1 elawareand Missouri, In injuring these who hive in ured you, but unless jou cin'brng all the seceded States under yenr yoke you will bsve aceompiiahcd nothing by your proposed amendment to MtMIIM tic because if the sieve Is usedas a soldier,on recovery by he master bis title to him is unimpaired Mr. Ci.ark, (rep > or N. H.. contended tbat under the constitution there were some things we were prohibited from doing?to revive tbe slave trade or pass a capita tlno lax bill A* Uie coDftltuli'D nowhere prohibited ns from abolish ii g slavery it is clear that we fhsy do so He argued that slavery < wed its great growth to the con stitution. though not created by it. It was planted in it. and has been :onced rotir.d and protected by it. so that no power short of the amendment of the constitution as now prop sed could r^ot it out so that tbe rearfui destinies ot cur sons on so many fields could be dispensed with The resn'ts nf.tbe present war are tbe growth from tbe seed of slavery, warmed into life by tbe constitution. He would not bams the patriotic founders of this govern ment for acts, because they were surrounded by difficulties and did as well ss tbey could. Washington besought bla c antrymen to cberlsb and preserve the t'olon. His own Stats was the Orel to be ths ibsatrs of war for those in arms to overthrow; and, ssd to any, his own home eould not to daybevislt*d without the accompaniment of a picket guard, rlavery, after having abused its prerogative un der ibe constitution to such an alarming eitent, now de served to die. Slavery, being tbe ward of ths constitu tion, bad endeavored to smlls its guardian He now wis io favor of revoking tbe letters of guardianship He be lieved that, like rbaroah when he would not let tbe children of God go, cmsea would come upon us If we did D"t abolish slavery io this propitious hour. Mr Davm. (opr.) of Ky., moved the following amend ment as s substitute ? That no negro or pereon whose msiher or grandmother is <# was a negre abail be a eitiren of tbe Untied Pietee. or be eligible to any civil orwilitarv office, or to any place ot trust er profit under the United Statea. On this be called for yeas and nays. No quorum voting, ths Senate adjourned. Heats of fUpnaeatatlyti. Wasbinutow, March SI. 1M4. ran DsrasTKMrr os isniAn affairs in oeueoaniA. Mr. 8i4Mos, (rap.)of CM., from the Oottmittse on Mas ASfctrs, reported tbe Senate bill for ths better organisation of tbe Depart meet of Indian Affairs io Call rsrnis. Mr. Shannon explained tbat tbe bill consolidated tho two snperinieodencies Into one, and provided for sailing tbe present reservations and locating tbe Indians on mors ap pr. wltts reservations, to each if which is to In assigned an Indian agent. The General Super m ten dan t la to receive a salary of |8,0M>. He advocated the bill on ibe ground of economy to tbe government aad benefit to ths Indians Tb# bill vii TW* BlaRit AN AMI I BLAWABS RAT BAItJKXAD. The House then resumed ibe ooneideratloa of the hill i declaring the Raritan and lelaware Bay R>nlrk>ad and boats to be poet sod military roads. L Mr. Qaasisui. <ren.i of <>tno rreumioe bis remarks from last week, mid be bad already attempted to show froiu ott.cwl d' ciiiitooM, ibat ibe means of eommunira tioo between Washington and New York wore notoriously insufficient (or ibo | uriuees of the government, and that, one lino not being Hullicjeut to do tbe business, iho re fusal of the use of an additional line was in fact an mbt bitlon ot trausit across New Jersey and a violation of the rights of commerce. Tho Camden and Amboy t otn paii? was an odious monopoly. It appeared irom ,t voliimo published by tbal coni|>?iiy?tho "blue B>"-k" of Now Jersey and register of greatnosa and oll.cial dignity-th.it ibe eanl company had taken New Jersey under tbelr protection, and they oeu mired and praised that ."late according to their inclina tion. Their wealth waa unprecedented. Their rates were unjust, and their Infringement of all tbe law* of trade was outrageous. He wished that everybody would road Governor barker's proclamation. If trie Governor bad only consulted Caiboiui he would have lound his Stale rights doctrine much more plainly stated and in better English. In conclusion, be expressed the hope that the Home would squelch tbe monopi ly. The subject was |*ssed over and ibe House went into Committee on 1 UK NATIONAL HANK KILL. Mr. Stbvhw, (rep.) of I'a .offered a* a substitute for the thirtieth nectMiu, with a view to restore tho seven per centum Interest on loaiiB, discounts, Ac-, the com mittee having yesterday reduced it to six, providing It shall not be greater than tbe rate established by law in States where su>b institutions shall be located. Mr. Stevens said if the banks chose to charge bo'ow seveo per centum they could do it, and tbero was nothing in ^tbe law which compelled men to deal with them. He would regard tbe vote on this amendment as a test que* two affecting tbe passage of tbe bill. Mr. Bi.aink, (rep.) of Me., in reply, said tbe bAnks could take lew-' than the legal rates without the authority of this bill. The success of this scbeino depended on driving the banks of the (-tales out of existence. He pro posed a compromise, providing tbe Interest shall be at tbe rate established by law in the State where su< h asso ciatlon is located, not to excoed seveu i?r cent He spoke for one section of tbe country For twenty years the N'ow Kngland 'tales bad charged six per centum, and tbero bad never been such a p cthora ot money as there was today seeking investmet t If seveu )?r centum should be adoptod it would add ono 8l\th more than was ever before paid, tailing on mechanics and men oi enter prise. Mr Holman, (opp ) of lml , said the common judgment of tbe country was against a higher rate of interest tb .u six per centum. Seveu per centum was higher than else where on tho face of the civilized earth. Mr. Kasson. (rep.) of Iowa, advocated Mr. Stevens' amendment. '1 ho law now proposed should not be ob structed by State legislation. I he act ion here proposed was to make the currency uniform, and tho regulation of the interest was justified under the constitutional clause that internal State commerce shall be under the control of Congress. Mr. Hiunv. (rep.) el Cat., was in favor of an amend ment that the rate of interest shall not exceed the rate established tiy tbe law of tbe State In which the batik is established, and argued that the question of Interest did not affect the uniformity of the currency. Mr Tire, (rep.) of Me , said they were seeking to tax labfr, not in behalf of tbe government, but for U>e benefit of banking capital. Mr. Aiiey, (rep.) of Mass., did not believo in tinker ing the bill, as it bad come from the able, intelligent, careful and wise Committee on Ways and Means. Cut, by way of compromise, he offered an amendment, p.-o viding that any State shall have the right to reduce tbe rate of interest below seven per centum as applied to any institution under this act, wfthm its litaits, and pro viding rurtber, that tbe rate of interest so established shall not be less than the legal rate of interest in ra.d Stale. Mr. Alley's amendment, together with the others, waa rejected. Mr. pTtvws appealed to the Committee of tbe Whole to tike tbe question on his substitute and determine whe ther the interest should be uniform or not, and not at tempt to mar tbe propositions ot the bill and change it from the purpose it was intended to accompliah Mr. Dwor.s, (rep.) of Mich., expressed h.s views In favor of the interest being regulated by State law. Mr. Pibb said that tbe country could not have a more aniform currency than "greenbacks; ' but ibis bill pro. posed to drive tbem out of circulation by the substi tution of three hundred millions of notes issued by tbe batkg. Mr. Colk, (rep.) of Cal, remarked that there was no reason why tbe States should not have control of tbe interest. The notes can be made uniform by the per sons establishing these banks. Mr. Millbr, (rep ) of N Y., opposed the regulation of the interest by the States. It should be left to Congress, in order u> fcive a stable and uniform system of banking. Tbe question was then taken on Mr. Stevens' substi tute, which was agreed to. The substitute in effect restores tbe orlgtral thirteenth section, which provides that every ass ciati o may re ceive, charge or retain on any loan or discount made, or upon any note, bill of exchange or other evider.ee of debt, inkrvt at tbe rate or seven per centum per annum Tbe knowingly taking, receiving, reserving or charging a g-eater rate of interest is to be beld|and adjudged as a forfeiture of the entire interest Those paying It may re carer back in an action of debt twioe tbe amount of in terest thus paid. Tbe section designs!Ing tbe places of redemption was amended so aa to include St. I.o.ns, Louisville, Chicago, New Orleans, Cincinnati, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Boston, New York, San I ruocisco, Detroit, Pittsburg, Albany, Cleveland and Milwaukee. Mr. Bi.ains moved to add Portland, and Mr. Runs, of .Vew York, moved to add Buffalo. Both amendments were agreed to. Mr. WiLso*, (rep.) of Iowa, moved to make New York the only j lace of redemption. Musts Hon n and Srsvin? opposed tbe motion. Mr Bbooks. (opp.) of N. Y., regarded thin as a busi cess like aVd practical proposition. New York being the only monetary oemre, and the only place where a uni form curretcy cai. be obtained Messrs. Allky, (rep ) of Ma?s.. and Rani>ali , (opp ) of Pa., opposed the .meinime t. Tbe latter viewed it as an attempt to strike down tbe financial interests of other c tie". including I hiUJelpbia He hoped the Rouse would givo it a quietus. V.r. W d- lot- ed his amendment, showing itsSnan cul ?d\a' (ages to the West. Mr. Sn >i*s moved a ?ubstit'ite for Mr. Wils n's amendment that the notes of each national ftssfciatiin slitill ;>e received by every other talenal association at pur. lie was opposed to centralizing the redemption in H oiDirle city Mr. Morr it. (rep.) of Vt., said If Mr. Stevens' amend moot was Copied there was mu end of ilieeysieui.ai.il he hoped whc:i tha Houso came to vote on tbe amend ments the committee bavi ado; ted ibey would re.,ect tl.e little viuaces Added as places of re iempt'on Mr. "teveM ame.-.dment was reiect.id?64 against '<6. The imendroer.t of Mr. Wilson, in.king \'cw Y rk the only place of redemption. wa? fuiLher discussed, Mr Davis, frep.) of N Y , speaking In fMnf, and Mr. Blow, (rep.) > f Mo., against it. Mr. Witno*. of Iowa, repealed that bis otject was to secure a lower rate of exchange and a uniform system of currency. After :urtbcr debate Mr. Wilson's amendment was re ,ec;ed?27 agan.st C3 Mr. Km kh<Q*, (opp.) of Wis , moved an amendment, proposing th<t the notes be redeemed in gold He knew this was cut of fashion, but he desired pome of tbe gen tlemen on the ? tber side to iiiiorm him when tbe notes w?re to be redeemed and in what article. Mr Shan!?( v. (rep.) of Cal. .would answer the gentle m,m when l.s would tell him when be (Mr. FTdrldge) aod lus friends would oease their oroaiciug and efforts to uodermine tbe confidence of tbe people in their govern ment, thereby aiding and comforting leff Dafis. and fu ther, if tbe gentleman w*uld te I the Hou<e when he and bis friends would help close tbe war. Tb? Pacific coa.'t would help materially to pay the gold. Mr. EfcDtUKK said be iuid his friends would give their aid aud sympathy to tbe other side when there in power would give tbem tbe old currency of their fathers; would restore the constitution which they bad wrested away, and w;.?n they wonld unite in tbe restoration of the Onion. No furtber action was taken on tbe bill. The Committee rose, aod at five o'clock tbe House ad ourwd. NEWS FROM THE PACIFIC. InUrtilUf from Oregon and the Sand wich lilandi. Saw Huhobco, March 20, 1HW Yeftorday deepateben from Oregon say that cold rain and now b?ve prevailed over moetof that stale dur.ng Ave day* pm? Rej^ru from tbe Dpper Columbia art very encouraging for tr.tr ora. There will be plenty of now on tbe m^un taint to nuppijr water for iprlog and lummor mining along tbc-troama having mountain source*. l>ate* from ili? Sandwich !*laoda are up to March 12. 1 ho new* * unimportant. 03 tbe ?tb itittani a meeting waa bold at Honolulu of partite interwted in tbe culilvn tlon of mg*r, cotton, rice, tobacco, fcc., for tbe parpoee of organizing planter*' aocietiee. Terrible Worfc of Ifee Vigils nee Com* mltlrc In Idaho?>T went 7-fbwr Men War Fath-ftni|ratloa, Ac. hi nuiK-aoo, March 30, INC Tbe *uamer Golden Age arrived laal night from Panama. ? Oregon despatches of to day contain lite sew* from Idaho. relating principally te tbe great eiertiooa mide there for the luppreeion of crime. Tbe Grand Jury of Hi.tae of-nnty tod returned twelve indJciroeoia for murder*, rixteen for uulu with intent to kUi and ooe for nwcalaugbter. A Vigilance Committee, numbering a thousand men, waa making a clean iwoep of the viltatM mfeetiog Reaver Heart eonty. Tbey bung eleven men at Virginia, five at Big Hole, one at Peer lodge and aeven at Brier Rat. The Indian* on the Snake river were committing rava ge* Tbey were armed with rifle* and tbotgun*. Tbe roih of emigration from Oregon and California to Idaho m immeoro. Tbe Pulcb ahip Cornelia oailed an the 28th (or Hmg Kong, v< ith f>.'<0,000 in treasure. The i.iie rain* have bow of incalculable benefit to a^ri cultural and nmung intermit. ARRIVAL OF THE FULTON. Important from South Carolina and Florida. Terrifle Effects or the Equi noctial Storms. WRECKS AND DISASTERS AT SEl. UVIOH 8DCCES8E8 II FLORIDA. Activity of the Rebels In Kouth Carolina. Ctonerai leymonr Relieved of Bis Command, &o.i etc.. && Tbo steamship Fulton, Cnpt. Wot ten, from I'ort K< yal, 8. C., with passengers ami the mails, arrived at this port yesterday morning. Wo havo to tender our thanks to Purser McMamm, of tbe Fulton, for his politeness an<l promptitude to deliver ing our packages. Mr. McMannua makes the following report-?(m lues day night, 29tb, at nino o'clock,Tape Henry bearing about southwest, sixty-live miles distant, In a heavy gate from east southeait wblcb veerod to northensi. tbe night being very dark and the sea running very blgb, felt in with a large two-masted propeller, tiring guns an t making ?i< nalsof distress, wiocb were answorod hy Bending up rockets aod blueligbts and tteamod for bur, tbe Fulton being at that time under oue engine, having disabled tbe after air pump the day previous, and was going very glow in consequence. After several attempts succeeded in communicating with tin. stranger, who reported having her engines broken dewn, and wished tbe Fulton to lay by bor during tbe night, and tow ber Into a port. Tbe wind at tbe time was so violent it was impossible to an dersUnd farther. Kept ber in sight until two A. M. of tbe 30tb. when, tbe Fulton being very light, having no cargo aud but little coal, and lying on ber starboard side, a large amount or wa ter accumulated In ber lee bilge and engine room, requir. ing tbe whole force of tbe donkey pump and bilge Injec tion* to clear her. Was compelled by necessity to go abead with all power and bring tbe ship's bead to the wind and sea to relieve ber from tbe water in ber, which took until five A. M. to do, when tbe Fulton wae steered to the southwest in search of tbe d stressed vessel. At erven A. M., having run back tbe distance, oould not see anything of ber. The weatbor being thick, and still blowing a gale, and taking Into consideration tbe condition of tbe ship?being Short of ooal and very crank?was reluctantly obliged to proceed on our course, which was done at eight A. M. We have several Interesting items of news by tbe Ful ton. Tbe steamer Continental arrlvod at Port Royal ot? tbe 26tbu(t, having left Portland, Mo., en tbe 19th. Hbe bod on board Company A and a detachment of Company B. Second Maine cavalry, and bad in Vow when she sailed ship Frack Ball, which was loaded with men and borsea On Ibe 23d u!t , owing to a strong pie from tbe north east, which drove tbe ship down so that sbe collided with tbe steamer, tbey were obliged to cut tbe bawser which held ber in order to prevent a violent collision. Tbe gale lasted thirty bours, during wbicb time they Uet twenty six horses. Ob tbe 23d passed a dead body, apparently kept afloat by a life preserver. Tbey also passed parts of wreck, which sbowed that tbe storm bad done serious damage in other quarter*. On tbe night of tbo 24tb tbey encounterod severe gUes from the south east, aod on tbe 26tb, tbe storm still continuing, and only having four days' supply of coal on board, tbey altered tbelr course for Hlltoo (lead, 3 C. Tbey lost during tbe two storms fifty horses, and tbe remainder are so used up that it is aoubtfol whether tbey will ever be of any account. Private Michael Stuart died cn board, and wis buried at ?e? on tbe 24tb. Ho belonged to Company A, aud was anstivo of Maine. Captain Sumner, of the Continental, u id everything that could be done in order to sav' tbe liorsee, whicb it was feared at one time woald all hs lost. Tbey ba\e not seen the fh p since they partod witb her. The steamer Cosmopolitan, which arrived at Hilton Held the morning tbe Fniton ssllej, brought tbe lutein gence that a naval expedition up the St. Johns r.ver cap lured at (Ake (>e< rge the rebel steamer Hattie Brock, ,adeu with 10i bales of cott?n and a quantity o' r.ce, tobacco and otber articles. It Is reported that large amounts of outV>n, tobacco, rice, kc., are secreted along the crocks. Brigadier General J. P. Batch bad gone to .Jacksonville to release General Seymour, wbo was expected at H lion Head within a abort time. The rebels are reported to have taken a pcrtlon cf tbelr forces from our front at Jacksonville and Pilatka. Ibe court martial of General Oordou was still progress ing, Tbe steamship Daniel Webstor, witb troops, arrived on tbe 27th, at threi o'clock P. M. Quartermaster G. C. Binpl.arn. of General Gllmore's staff, and his assistant, Mr. t. B. Cunningham, gave a splendid entertainment to the oflicert of tbe steamer Ful ton on tbe nlgbtof Friday, the 2.'>tb ult. All tbe gene rals In the department were invited to attend. cn tbe 2*th passed three screw steamers, bound ?c ah. On tbe ?tb, passeJ a screw steamer, supposed to be tbe Merrimac, bound South. Mr. Oscar G. Itwjcr'l Despatch. Raton Hup, S. C , March 27,1W4. trb Rjrjnorriii 0.110, which arrived oo time lut week, *u ono of tbe most tcrrific of My we bavs eiperieooed tn many months. It extended the entire leogtb o* tbe cwt, and efleetualiy suspended all communication* betweeo tbe different peeia id tbe department. Pegtontog on Monday, tbe 21?t lostant. ft continued until Friday morning, blowing from nearly every poicl o^Jtie compare, and at tlmea ap proocb.ng in strength and violence a hurricane do fur m we bave learned, no serious damage b.is been sustained by any of tbe vessels b?l<oglng to tbia department Tboee that were out when tbe storm commenced succeeded la reaching safe harbors, where tbey were imprisoned until the weatber cleared ap a(tlo. The oea outside was very heavy, breaking on tbe deepest bars witb terrific violence. St. John's bar was obi mass of seething, whirling fonm, tbn ugh wblrb no vessel dared to piss. The Cossack, Captain Pewn-ng. on which I left Jackionvllts on tbe 2lst, was delatoed si tbe month of tbe river uot.l yesterday mowing, at which time she succeeded to crossing tbe bar, aod arrived here last night. ins Armas o> th* ?oa?r. tbe steamer Contloenlal, from Portland tbe 17U?, for New Orleans, wih troopt .tod borses, p it In here on Tbnrsdnv laat fur coal and for a harbor. She bad lo low when she started tbe sh,p Krank Ball, loaded w ith quartermaster * and comm.setry stores bu:. enccuni. rmg the irale south of rape Henry, it became impes ibis for her to Uke care of herself aid the ship, and she was therefore obliged to cast tbe ship off and leave bet to look out for herself. The gale wax terrific off Hatiera*. aod tbe captain of tbe < ontlnentel report* falling lo with an immense quantity o' drift wood and cabin furniture, which leaos h.m to think that some disaster haJ befallen s sl< amer or other vessel in the vtckn:ty. The body of a man. with a li's-irseerver attached, was seen floatm* In tbe water, but it was impossible to rick hm up or obtain any clue to bis name or that of ibe unfortunate voseel wrecked. Tbe OontlnenUl wos oompe'led to throw overboard a number ef horses wDicb she was carry'ng to N'ew Orleans. Tt.e Continental is now coalio* at !*eabroek, and will leave to day or to m< rrow for I er destination. ski si siorsilKvrs. Tbe rebels are becoming quite active about oor o?? posts (m Sunday last tbey mode an aU-ick on cur pick els near Jenkins' Island, but wers rep'.lscd at every PCM bv the Ssifcniy ?'*ih Tsor.??lv..n.a regiment, Cwooel CampN.il. dotv ai that point. Tbe rebels appnmrh e<l ib e^tit lar^e fl.ii*x?i?. ar<l came m forie, evidently with I vlsw of (Biting rfl our p csets lo ibis tbey were Inlod. Mid wont b.na ccnsidcr .bly cut up. lhe rbippewa ?itcn?ards gsve the? a taste of her Ifccinl, ')iid .i.llicte<yicavy k-s? up< :i iheui A'oth'r atti mpt ic gam a fnotte Id on tbe island the follcwwig n?M *ss baifl -U liv i'mi'Uiu Knosi votriiue. of t!i" Seventy-sixth, ?'b eh tired several deadly volleys into the boats, and tir< vo them olT. No c~auali.t? ceeur rod on our side in either afTu.r * HOSPITAL Bt'RNitn The hospital of tho Fifty ruth New York V< lunleere. Colonel Van Wycli, at Betmlori, wan consumed hy Are oo Tuesday Ian All the patterns were sa'ely removed by .Surgeon Sol. Van Ktten au<l Assistant surgeon Harden burg, aided by ( bai l mi Vuu VV> ck. and plui el u. ocirfortatle quarters elsewhere. The Boaufort Fir's I *partnienl?an offshoot of the New York department? w.ia nil and per formed excellent service, bul ibe lack of water crippled ill) effort* nnd gave tbe lire the upper h.uid. The build mg wm entirely or sumed, together wub a small port* a of tbe furniture belonging to tbe hospital. a pi.bhsavt irr.nK. Liout Geo. C. Bingham, Quartermaster of lien. (Mlmore's stair, entertained tbe ofT.eers of the Fuiton at bm<piar> tern on Friday night !a?t. A large number of rrimu nent oiic'Tf weie present, among whom were Brig. General R. S Foster. CW. ?. M. Alfrrd. Tfclrd New Y'rk Volunteers; I teut. Col. Smitb, Adjutur.t i.ei.errl of tbe 1 i tmuut Mi or A heel, ('apt. Will.am Hutching*. Cap tains Imntou, Seeiev, Bruges, and Col. Dunbar, Mayor of Sutler's How. and the celebrated performer oo the single siring or a Jew p harp, Mr Half h TrembNy. The supier was all that couM be desired, and tbe evening pissed off in a leative style. a saltatory performance. by O I. Dun bar and Capt. A11 wood, elicited immense applause. Jt was, as < raue observes, n tvukKiI ai'air Qu uto ni.wter Bing ham, aided by hia chief clerk Mr Cunningham. snceOfd ed In giving the ioi?t succesa'ul entertainment of lb* season. Miss I'ix, the well known philanthropist, srrived on tbe Fulton, and his been engaged in vintmg the hospitiis in tho deportment. She will visit Florida in a day or two. A MtHHJONARr I OMR TO dRIFt. Mr. James McC'oa, a <|nond nr. missionary, one of tbe shining limb's in the Gideonite firmani'nt ? a iread.erof the gospel according to the sawis or that highly col. red sect, a'i e .horter of the loudest kind, a U.str.butor of < Id clo'a among tbe conlraliai.il brethren and a general bene factor of tbe emancipated slaves and hie i wo forkt-t?nan roreutly come to grief, lie was a poorLnuse aj.nt. He cared for the doslltnte and reedy, atnorp wb> m he counted McCroa; and faithfully did he r>erf( rm bla philan thropic d'ltles, nevor forgetting McCrei, nnd Iherohjr gaining great cro'tit with his persuasion and greit prollt t> himself. Coruiug to tb*> department po< r, be Lai, by his arduous and peculiar and profitable lab rs, ac mired enough of Hie good thintra ai d the earthly things of tbia life to Pinko out iato new lie I In of profit, lie hag become a landholder. Ho bos bought tbree phntaiuna, arid *.1* rapidly becoming a magnate in the iund. Fma iy he fell. Ho sold tire w iter 10 HOidlers. He waa appre liendel, tried by military commission, and baa certainly cotne 'ogrle'. The detail are so harr wng that I confine myself to the more prominent in the ca*e. He pleaded guilty to the cbargo or selling wfc.ske? to m i.liera, and was sentetKod ue follows ?"To be kert in >ail diiring the seven rtnvs following the approval of this sentence; to stand eacU day of said seven days, between the hour* of baif-pagt nine and liaif piiat eieven A M , in front <4 the I'ro'.ost Maishal's ollice, with a bull and 1 ham attached tf> his lett leg, and a placard on hie bark bearlntr the words '1 sold li'iuor to soldiers;' to p?y a line of f500, or be confined six mouths at hard libor, under charge of tb* Frovoat Marshal of the [mat, tbe s.id six nr nil.s to be in addition to tbe seven days ab^ve mectionod and 00 pif tnent or tbe hoe, or upon exfiir.ition of tbe six months coiitlnement, to bo sent out of the depart maul, uot to re turn during the rebellir n." The sentence was modified hy General Haxtcn? upon w h .l strange t.'roun'ia the oxtract rom hia ier.eral Order will sbow.?1'The proceedings hud ngs atd senteLie of the Military (oraniin-lon, of which Bng.idier (ienrrai I trnay, United !-tat"fl Volunteers, la Preaident m the caeeof J is. A. Mc' rea, are approved. On account rf bi>> family, to much of the sentence us requires a hail and chain to be attached to bis leg, and a placard 00 nia back bearing tie words '! sold liquor to soldiers,' Is remitted. Tbe remainder of tbe sentence will be carried tute eflect, under the dimcnou of tbe I'rovoat Marshal of tbe post " Exit Me real nmriUL tnmiora aausvrp. Brgadler Oenerai J. P. Hatch, wbo arrived hy lha F iltoa, ha* bee . ordered to Florida, to relieve Brigadier (;.<neral T Seymour of tfce command <f tbe f*oulbern district of tbe Department of trie .South. General Sey mour is expected here in a fow daya. IMPORTANT FEOM BED RIVER, LA. Fight WitH ike Ilcbtlg al rtathots-Poar Plcree of Artillery aad Two Maadrcd Prisoners C?ptair?4l, *?? Pt. I^irts, March 31,1964. Tbo New Orleans Delta or tbe 23d instant says:? OfTicial information wm received Ibis morning that a recoonoim&nco was mado hy (ieaeral Mower to Toacboes, seventy flvo miles abeve Alexandria, on tbe 21*1, where the enemy waa met in some force. A fight onsued in w hich we turned the rebel*' flank, and captured four pieces of artk.lery, witb tb?ir Ciiseons, and two hundred pr.soners. THE METROPOLITAN SANITARY PAIB. Special Order from Major General Dlx to tile United State* Troapi In the City and Harbor of Urnw York. lb? following special order was ivue?l by Major Geoe rnl John A I>.* yesterday to tho 1'iiitei Stales tro/pt in iLie city and harbor of New York ? SPECIAL OHDRK?MO. 73. TlEAtKj' *Riru?. Dk artmknt < r tbt. K*tr, \ Nrw Y(>iii City. Mar h 31,18fi4 ) The 4th of April having be<'D desigi.ated (or tbe 0{?n> tr.z of tli ? MetrotoMtan I air, Hie Ma i r General c< mruat.il Itig dlrw.ts, as an ackoow eiLrmeot of tbe noble tir< rts ibe ladles of New York are mikng i>. rr< vilo fi>r the com lort'.t our sick and wounded soldo-rs. that ti e iro r? iu the servico of the 1'ciied Mate* .n tl.e city and l.arb r of Now York, cntnmarided by "?ri.'.dior General SUnnard, be paraded and reviewed .o ?.inlion w>th the First di vision t.f the S'fvr Y'.rk ^tat>: .Vaii .,i.l Guard, command ed by Major General Sftrrllcrd. tieriO'al -!a> r.ard will form line on tbe right of Major Ger.erai Saod.ord's di vision, io Fourteenth street, at two o'cl ct P M. pre cisely Tbe yuirternii-icr'B Department w II furnish transportation t<> and from fie forie u the barb .r By command of Major <;ene-al DTX. CBAnu." Tr.i'f F D;x, Miior and Aid Uc Camp, Acting A":iUr,l Adjutant General Official?Wiuson 3ah.ii'W, Ciptain and Aid de Camp. Parade of tU? Thlrty?c v? nth Regiment* OSNBRAt. ORDIM?NO. 2. HkAlNCAu-TEfej, 37lll K*' m&M v. y. S. S. (}., | N?w Yowt, MarrL 20, 1*64. ) In compliance with brigade o-ders of tbw date, tho re*.:nrtect will assemble at tbe arm ry; So. f>? Hnad way.oo Monday, April 4. 1*M, at 12 o clock M , in full fatigue with'>vcrco?t and white .lovjs.io pirticipate in the parade at tbc orecingof the Mctrop litsa >air lor (be benefit of tbe Sncltary (omm fiimi Ke^ mm.ui line will be formed at lulf-paet twelve o cieck nrei.otir. Pommiodants of cotnnarues must lie In reaywoss with tbeir commands promptly at tbc hour appointed By order of Colore! 0. D. ASHLEY. A 0. M<\VT(K'*ERr, Adjutant. The Cnntrlbutloni of the Police. OomuL l'?? AWTM?*t or nir Wiraot-otrTaN Power, > ?TOO Mri.i*R?Y Strict, Niw York March M, IftM. / Mr*. F.l:** R. Stkojkj, Treasurer Metrop<ilitaD Fair Asso UN:? MaI'am?1 take pioaeure la tran?mr.t rg to you the rum of four thousand dol'ars, being tbe arocunt contributed by the police forcc of New York n aid of tne Vnited Mate* Sanitary Comm.ssioo. I should In- guilty of aa injustice to the Police Pepart raent, natroimi-u and officer* If I neglected tbis npportu. nlty to eipreas my sincere grattfl<-.aiinn in being mace tbe med um of tnts voluntary and fi,b?taLl>al olcrios of sympathy ou their part with the ob^e^ts of tbe Metro politan Fair. Since the outbreak of tbe rebellion tbf* deparim^nt ha* voluntarily contributed upwards of suty th"<w*iid doilara for the relief of soldiers, fair.lll** and klL 1rcd ob,?cU aud are still ergaged in tueta:ning, by m' ntb> c< ntr bntun*, a fund institute 1 Dearly three yctrs ago. from wft>cb ibe families of all wbo bare resign* I from tbe pence ar.d ea listed in the army derive a cmforiaiiie support. \V.th ink you ail tbe success tbe nv.-n tacgu:oe can toticpale, I am, yours respectiulty, THOMAS C, ACTON, Pres.dect. ACKyoWLKDGMENT OF TI1C TKtA'PBrit. MrTRoi-oijTAji Kair res m 1 C*it?l> Stints SajrTART CoMnmii' ?. Mtr'.b 1(C>4. | Ibe Indlea'Rsecallvo Oimm ttee of tbe Metrcf* I an Fair beg to acknowledge ibe receipt of four (boi-sand * '? lara from tbe police force of the cay of New York, through Mr. Thomas C. Acton. Preedeot. and to tbank tbe members of this association lor their peneroue tup pt>rt and ooctribotlon. ELLEN R .nRO.W, Treasurer. Proposed Oeneiol Holiday. TO Till KPItOR or nil HERALD. At great preparations are be r.g made to inaugurate tbo Sanitary Fair on Motdsy ne*t by a grano military rade. many of your roadere think that the enenl v.igbt made a general ht inlay of by our cll^eat. in susti od mg boeinesaoe that ocAs eo.and al owing their cwifioyse U> take part in or wiineee tbe ceremonies. (? A. W ? atereetlssg rroisa Caaada. FORMATION OF A N?W MINIWTHT?TMB* POLt* C*. Iro. MtiirracAL, Mar<h Al, 1W Tbe Canadian Ministry bae beee formed. Sir K. B. Tacbe is Premier Rece:*?r General and Mieisterst Militia, Mr Carder, Attorney General for i^saeda Ifeet Mr GaM. K.naice Minister. Mr. Chapais. ComuissKieer <rf Public Wrrttf^Mr. \tc<^e, Minister of Agricaiture; Mr. tangeviB^ Solict.or General for Canada Fast. John a. McrVnahl, At torney General for Canada ?est Mr Casnpb^H, Crowtv lands, Mr. F\>:ey, Postmsater General Mr ^imtaie^ Prov'ncial Secretary; Mr. Cocfeb ire, S-. ciur (.sneral ft* Canada West. ibe policy is stated lo be the defence of ibe ece??F ard the ree lermr cflecfire of ibe cuniary force eeerjr effort to be made to (ra.nu>a aud eit. td the m pronty treaty, the resdjittmmt eflbr r?eai toils, tbe rtaorel of the govercmeai lo itiswaCffy messuree for tbodo velcjtnont of '.lie in rtbn est ?nd ll?e iiupritveroaal at see b< aid c.'iTim-iftlcnli.f). n.e yeneral j? l-cy of tl?e s lniio l.?irsl n r |c &>? i vcrred 1* lli-.se treat coiiel>tuli',nal rrlncil l"l wSt.-h have <o i? i g ipu.the mo ber cv'inirjp. The Ih use J to adu. ure t.t toe *1 ut l'*

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