Newspaper of The New York Herald, April 1, 1864, Page 4

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated April 1, 1864 Page 4
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NEW YORK HERALD. JAMBI UORIMW BKKNKTt) U'TTOR AWt) FBOltUtTOR. orrict n. w. coKhtK or kdlton and hassac sts. Volume XXIX M?. 01 AktSBMBMra THIS EVSM&4 ACADBBf Or KU8I0. Irvim Place?Italian Omra K04.CRTO I1.1 1)iavoi.o SilBLtO'S GABUBN Broartwan -Kaoi'i Rp?*?a? WALLACES lUKATUh. Broadway.-Bjad TO B.:w WINTBK GAKUKN, Hrotl>U.-U>ii.il 1 Wimml OLYMPIC Jill ATRK lirMt*t> -Uuxr Vug KRW BOWBBV TliBATBR Bow art -.luur L?.pskw - K01 mik'k DaiiGHIkk?MaBah, tmb .Ikmkis. BOWBBV TIIBATRB. Ho*fr?-Tit?iT or Li:tri W,-i ? m?L rrtBBT Tickkt? Kbbni h Srr BAHMIK'S M1'SKUB Broadway.-Poor OiAITTt Two I>?ai.?* Aibiko* What Is It. AO., ai all hour* AIBRi) ?ia. on 811ml or liiiVt?-AI JkiiJTi* I'. M BBYANTP MINSrRBbR. Mechanic* H?l <7-' Broad, may.?BtoioriAN hOM 1*. Uamu Bckhmu*?? At?1am lie A Kmntni WOOD'S H1MSTKBL HALU Ml BroaJway. ? Btbidmab (C8C>, 1'Aki.lB Ac.?AhiiCam UaBiliB NIBLO'tt BALOUA Broadway.?PnoTOoaAPHiAHA. AMBRSCAN THKATBB. No ?4 Broadway -BaLibts, Parto*ibe* Bt >UJ;i n Ac ? Olo Urann* Oituary ?BOAI'WAT AMPIIITUKATRB. Ml Broadway.?Ova. ?>dTir jko BviEaiBtAM ahjbi Ailerujoa tad Enuliif HCM'B OH A I F. t. 7lfl Broaiw?r ?Btbrkohoo^ttc Jt on Mil bo* or I mviiu?. aru Twf.iit -kkvkntu Stieit Oho it. HEW VORK MU&RUM Or AN ATOM T CIS Broatway - ClkiosiTit* and LavCiuiiZ*. from y A. M. till 10 t' M HOOLBV'9 OI'BRA IIOUXB, Brooklyn.-Ethiopia* SOM.*, DaM.-KH. BUKUHQUKS, A.'. #(w York, Friday, April 1. 18Ct. THE HITUATIOH. Geu. Qraut arrived ai Washington yeatordiy and pro coed id at onoe to Uiltimore, cn route for Fortress Monroe, whore be 1* to have a t>r ivalo conference with Gen But lor. tbo ro?ult or which is expected to have aa important boat inj on the management ol ttie approaching cam paigo Major (ion W F Smith bas> been assgned to duty tn Geu Butler's department. A rumor prevailed In WMhiugton ye>terd?y tnai Gen . McOtoll.1i! is immediately to bo placed in command of the defences at that city, in via* of prospective military ope rations As tbo mountain would not go to Mahomet, Mahomet baa com) to the nnuataia. The rebel Commissioner, Colonel Ould, who Rome tune since declined to hold aDy communication with "Beast" Butler, with refererce to exebaugo of prisoners, arrived at Fortress Moaroe on Weduoeday, on a flag of tru.-e boat, an 1 had a very cor dial interview with the General, tb- roault of which 13 ?ot yet i?rom lighted, as their Intercourse will probably continue Tor two or three days. A pr o;x>sition was roado to General Butler to go to Richmond, wall promises of Ample protection, but he declined, and the rebel Cjm niaetooer has, therefore, paid a visit to him By tbe arrival of the Fulton from Hilton Head yester day we bave later news from south Carolina and Florida. Tbe rebels were quite active in tbo vicinity of Hilton Bead. On Suoday, tbe 20tb, they made an attack oc our pickets near Jenkins' Island, but were repulsed at every point by tbe Seventy sixth Pennsylvania regiment, Col. Campbell,doing duty at that point Tbe reliule approich ed in eight large ftatboals, and camo In furce, evidetiily with a view of c?M?ng off our picket" Am<tb< r attempt to gam a footbildon the island the f j|ln? iag ni^ht ?u bariled by Captain Knoss' company ot the Seveotynxth, which fired several deidly volleys into the boats and drove them off No casualties incurred oc our sile in either aflair Oar intel^geace from Florida Is to tbe 24tb, tlmugb oar special correspondent Tba United Status steamer Honeysuckle captured a prize, tbe rebel sloop Florida, from Havana, witb a cargo of powder shot. cof fee, he Refugee* from tba re'.?el line* continue to report that the rebel army in Florida n melting away by deser. Moo, and mat tbe people generally are disgusted with tbe rebeel rale Two valuable prtaee takeo by oar gan boats on St John* river nad arrived at Jacksonville. Tbe/ both coatamed valuable cargoes General Seymour is relieved from bU command and General Hatch takes hit place With regard to the contemplated rebet raid into Ken tacky, wo have intelligence that about one hundred of tbe rehei| force, unlerGeneral Forrest crossed the Gun berianl river at Rdlyville ou Tuesday It is said that .1 targe force of them is concentrating at I'ound Gap, under General Buckner Tbe rebel forces which evacuated Bull's Gap teve-ul days smce have moved nortb. It is presumed thai tney have either gono tkjoic General Longstreet 10 Virginia or to eflect a junction w th General Buckner. I'eaeriers wr viag at Kooxville state- that all Long Street's ha^gi^o wis sent towards Richmond, and bis wbolo army is under marching orders A council of generals wu held at Chat tan cog-. on Wed uesday, coos -.ting of General* Sherman, Gr&ogor, Mc Fheraon, TboniM.Sbertlan nod Barry. Itespatcbe* from f rt smith. Ark?asa*, ccuUla tli? Important intelligence tint thirty thousand Union trc-ops, under (?eneral s-.eele, nre moving south war 1 Witb refe rence to th ? |t>ieiii >o* of the en. my w- learn that Gene ral Cabell's force, roroposed of sev n or eight rej.n, ;Ot?, Is Dfteen miles north <4 YV.Ml.ingt l. M > 1.eneral f.anu has some seven to eight thousand Texacs at Tennersp rt. Mid Getct <!? Marnrsaduke and Shelby are Ht ( am leb. Tbe last reports ot the note at Charleston, Illinois (net MiMouri, aa the telegraph despatches evreneously stated ?, are to the effect that all U now <vilet there From the Rod river expoJiti m we leart by way of Mew Orleans and St laotiis that a recocno.aance was made by Getiera. Mower to Te&choes -evenly five tt: ej ?hove Alexandria, on the 2tst, where tl>e enemy was met in some force. A fight endued, in which our troops lurbed the rebels' tlank, and capture t four piece of artillery, with tbe>r caisson, and two bundrel prisoners. CONGRESS In the Senate yesterday the bill to tntboriM the I'ost Biaeier General to contract for the carrying of the (iW land nail from Atchison, Mo., 10 Fols m. Gal., was pu??l Th? Rmse bill orgtmr.ng a Territorial govern ment for Montana was taken up The ameu Imsht olTsr* d t>y Mr Wiiklas'>o, of Mmnssota, la elTsct allowing negrces to vol" 1 a the Territory, wa? adopted by a rote of twenty twa s^ilast serenteec, was acreed to, 'ted the t?l1l pass-*! Mewrt SaulSbury and Clar* then male speeches on tb?? pr p'-ted prohibition of s.svery by ac iwneniment of the const it it: in, and tbe Senate adjourned. Is the Hou?e of Represen tatives tbe Senate bill pro riding for tbo belter administration of Indian alairi id Oaiif >ri.ia was passed. Mr. GsrleM, of Oli o, then made a strong speech in favor of tbe b<ll making the Reriian <n 1 I>elewar? Bay Railroad a military an t post road. expr?esnig the bope 11,at Cengresr wiuld crnsb 0 t the (?mteo and Amboy monopoly. UpM the coi.elusion of bis remarks Mr Peodlet n, of OhlB, oMs aed tbe floor, and the subject was laid as: is tUI Saturday eeit The House then went into (ommtiee of ike Whole est tbe bill ameudatory of lite Helena! Bank ?ct On Wednesday tbe Ootam itee agreed upon Axing Abe rate at interest for l->aas, fcc , at tlx per cent yester day this was reversed, and tbe rate of seven i*r eeut >u ed ijited Rt l/>uis, Loo ivflle, Chicag i, BalTltle, New Ortssss, Cincinnati, Raitim>rs, I'biladeiphia, Boston, Mew York, Hsu Franclsjo, r*otr -it, Portlaol, Pittsburg. Albany, (leveland. and Milwaukee wer* designate] v tbe piece 1 fo, the Of tbe notes of I I'ukl Ac union Imnit making Near Turk tbe ooly place uf rvdoarpli <? vil negative*?twenty uv? a^nuist suty ttroe. A i cop will* (kit each Nati ooal Hauk shall rooetro the aoles of every other N*tk>uit Bank at par ?u lost?6'ty four against ll'ly 8ve. Without further acin>u the Committee roae auJ ttie House adjourned THE LEGI8L&TUBE la Ibe Sonate yesterday the bill to facilitate tbc aoqui sit on of land for the purpose of cxMistructln^ a rjeervoir to luroiab the residents of tlie upper end of Manhattan 1*1 tud w<ib Crotou water, was ooo?iJered in Oommluoe ol the Whole aiiit finally made tbe spooil order for noxt Weduasdsy Tho Standing Committor roported a largo Dumber of billi. Moat of them were measures that bare I already pa^sel Ibe Ilousu aud local mailers Tbe bill | amendiug tbo cbartor of Uie Sixpenny Saviugg l ank, winch baa passed the Assombty, waa reported adversely I to. Tbo bill to reduco tbe capital of tbo Harlem River and Spuytcu luyvil Navigation Company was reported favorably, l'bo Annual Appropriation bill had ita dual reading lu tUo Assembly the bill to extend the elective fru cbiae to absent soldiers and sailors was discussed The debate showed an unmistakable dislike to tbe plan of allowing soldiers to vote in camps, where they will bo subjected to tho influence of their officers, and an oqually uumistakable disposition to adopt tbo plan or allowing tbe soldiers to vote by prosy. Accordingly tbo sub eel was referred to a select oommittoe, who were iuslructed to report to morrow Tbe Militia bill was read through, but no further action taken ou It At the evening sofsien tbe Supply bill was discussed. MISCELLANEOUS HEWS. Despatches from San Francisco state that the Vigilance Committee in Idaho are acting vigorously agaioct the vil - liana that infest tbe Territory. No leas than twenty-tour men hive been banged, wbilo in one county the Grand Jury have found twelve Indictments for muroor, one for manslaughter and sixteen for assault with latent to kill. Tbo rtisb of emigration from California and Oregon to Tdab) is said to lid immoose. Advices from tbe Siui.lwteh Islmds to tbe 12th ult have been received, but they contain no news of imt?or tai.i'.e Planters' societies were being organized to pro in lie tbe cultivation of sugar, cotton, rice, tobacco, Ac There are feolings of anxiety in s >me circies tu rofer enco to tbe nafety of tho transport steamer Tboinai A. Scott, which was in a dl-.abl.id condition, and was on her way from Vow Orleans in low of tho stcaiier McClell in tu Ibe gale of tbo 23d tbc litter vossel wis obliged to cut her tow lines ?bile off lUtteias, mice which tune thi former b is not been heard from It n feared that tho chairs, furniture, fcc., winch woro seen by tboCoutinen HI olT fajie llattcras may have been from tbo Scott I'osslbly a sea insy have only wnslie l her d -rk hiu?os oi erb' ard and tbe vessel herself is yet sa'o A meeting was bold yestoid.iy a'teaoou nt tbe rooms of the Chamber or Commerce to devise mema for tho re lief o: tbe sulWlng Union citi/ens of Hast Tonnes-tee Ad dresses were delivored by Mo->srs. Taylor, Roisevclt, Gen.iral Hiram Walbridgn ?nd others, after which a committee of thirty was "ppoiutod to receive subsorip tions and to is=ue an address upon tbe subjcct. The meeting was well attonded, and a groat deal of sympathy was expressed in behalf of tboro in whoso inlorost tbo meeting was callcd The ' ouncllmen mot at two o'c ock yesterdiy, Preai dent Hay us in tbo chair. The business transacted was small in amount and unimportant in character. The Board stands ad journed until Mondiy next, al two o'clock. Ibe I'nion Lincoln Association bel t tboir weekly meet mg list evening at Hope Chapel, lu t'je abscace of Mr, Simeon Dra:>ert tho President, Judgo Quaokeulxisb occu pied tbe chair. Thero was no business transacted. A few remarks oy gentlemen present in advocacy of Mr I.lucoln's claims to tbe Presi looey and threo songs by the Rlee Club, comprise! the exercises of tho occasion A nisss meeting or the trades ass >ciati>as of this c ty was held I ist evening at HT Bowery. Ibo various de'e gations from thirty tsvociatioas were present and ex pressed their views in regard to Senator Hastings' biH. After a lengthened discussion ou the subject or tho bill, the preamble of which was read, tbo meeting terminated at half past ten o'ciook, after passing a resolution to hold an outdoor maps meeting on a d .y to be named. Nivigatlw his reopened on I^ke Ontario. The first vesse! of the season sailed yesterday from Oswo^o for painauste. Tbe Northrup trespass case was rosumod yesterday in tho Supreme Court, Circuit. The evidence w?* chiefly us to the character of the plaintiff, a number <>f witnesses swearing they would not believe him under oiih.aud % greater number testifying that they would. Attempts were tnado to introduco evidence to the effect tU.it tho pUinti.r bid committed adultery, and that tbit was thcreas<n his wi'e left hltn; but lbs Court exclnlad the testimony, on tho ground that it was irrelevant. The tesMmouy is concluded on both sides, an J t ? Jay tee counsel wi.I bo engaged io summlog up. A rather curious case of bigamy camo up yost rday before Commissioner i*bor:i. Tbe parties to it?an I tt.ey nearly filled the court mom?principals and witness's, were all colored. The accused. Heater Cooper Juds >n, was charged with unlawfjliy opomng^a letter. Said let ter sbo claimed to have been sent to ber by bar husband, Charles Cooper Jiids-o. Rut .inotbor Mrs Jidioo, who knew not of Hester and who recounted no divided mari tal loyalty on the part of one sbe claimed as ber spouse, claimed that the letter was intended for herself, Margaret .ludson Cooper, sod that the opeoiog -f the letter by Hester was an offence Roth parties pranced certificates ol their marriage with Mr Judson.who w a reverend gentlemab. and who it further appearei from tho evt dor.co bad a third wire in Liberia; but, n >t being present on this interesting occ- stoo to declare which of tbe two charmers be could be most happy with were the other away, acd as tbe Ud.es themselves were anxious for another dsy's appearance in <;oijrt, the cise stand* ad journed till this morning T o ?tock market was feverish yesterday, an 1 m st ol tbe shares give way in price. <>old was firm at 165'4', notwithstanding tbe government price was -et at 1S1<^. Tbe money market was active, and seven per cent Inter est was readily obt lined. lb'ugh there was no gcr.ernl afllvity in com mercial circles yesterday a fa.r business was consum mated in aeverai artic.es at adv inecd prtess, wb o nearly everything was liell with increasod Onnne-s in view of the ex;ect?d imposition of heavier duties an 1 taxes, i'elroleutn was higher under a good tiemand. firocerlos were Crm. Cotton was steady Oa 'Change flour anJ grain ru ed dull, and prices were without ira pcrtant change fork wus flrn er. with an nceated de laacd, oc account <4 tbe government teoler. Lard and other tT'g pr ducti werg xitboiit decided change id value. Beef ruled gt-'arty. Wh.-ksy was freely dealt i at Wednesday's prices Kreigbu were without vanatioa in rate*, and bustne?a was very light The RirrBi.iCAxa Baciinu Down ox SoUmkhs' VoTtNO.?The people of New York, by tbe enormous majority of two hundred and tea thousand vole*. hate decided to amend tbe con stitution of tbe ritate so as to allow soldiers in the field tbe privilege of voting. To effect this it is necessary to haw ritate legislation pre scribing the mode of voting and supplying cer tain safeguards, and a bill having th*-e objects in view ba? already been introduced into the Legislature. It wa? fathered by the republi cans. an J they bm been nursing it along until it is about ready to walk alone, when, sudden ly they appear inclined to abandon their bant ling and let tbe whole project of clothing our brave soldiers with the elective franchi*?' go by tbe board. What is the cause of this strange manoeuvre, this sudden halt, or rather, "about wheel/ when the column was supposed to be moving forward handsomely ? Are the repub licans beginning to fear the effects of tbe army vole* Are our gallant troops in tbe field not quite 40 sound on miscegenation and other abominable republican doctrine# as they have all along imagined* But let them think as they please, the republicans in the New York Legis lature will never dare to stop tho movement; they will never dare to bid defiance to the will of two hundred and ten thousand majority of legal voters In the State. This Nkw Doctrine.?Some days since we noticed tbe conversion of the little Tvrm to the new doctiine of miscegenation. It has since come out stronger ?nd made its conversion more complete. Now, according to Judge Barnard, of tbe Supreme Court, one of the editors of tho Ewninq Pont has become a full believer in this mingling of the ??%$?. Where '? to #toi> I our Korcca and lh? Force* ot tUa Con M(racy?Tlit PtrUialy of our BaeteM If tiraat la Left Aloat. Oiio million men are enroled Mid in actual servioe in tbe armies of tho United Stales If we count tbe men that will be added to our arm'es in various ways in the next month, we may safely assume that, after all deductions for men in hospitals, and for men on duty in the quartermasters' and commissaries' departments, and for tbe numberless small detachments on guard duty, we will still have left a force of not less than six hundred thousand men iu tbe line of battle. We Lave this immense forcc in a state of organization as nearly porfcct as pos sible. This force is officered, in tbe main, hy the choice spirits of the country. Tbe line, field and general officers are veterans, and from tbe lieutenant to tbe corps commander thoro is hardly a man who does not know bis duty, and is not ready to do it Never be fore was so large a force so well provided in tb:s respect. And, as a consequence of thin, the army is perfect in subordination and discipline. Our armies are furnished with artillery and with small arms of tbe most perfect patterns, and are commanded by * man who is not only the most successful soldier of his time, but whose achievements are not surpassed in the history of the world's great captains. Finally, we are ready for war. Three years of despe rate service, after many blunders, many dread ful l^ses, and a great though necessary ex pense, has formed and educated the country for war; and we are ready now to begin it, and to end it But we must not be impatient if tho struggle does not be?in at once. Severe storms have recently visited the whole country that lies within the theatre of our futnre struggles, and continued weather fit for active operations cannot be counted upon for two or three weeks. Hut when tho period arrives, what shall res'.sl our tremendous advance ? With what force can the rebels possibly op pose us? It la computed that the South has now in the field two hundred and fifty thousand men that are veterans?hardened, complete and per fect soldier*?the remnants of all its armies. This is its roal rfficiont force. Southern men consider that the recent conscription will add one hundred thousand men to th s force, and that tho confederacy will thus have i:i the field three hundred and fifty thousand men Hut it should b9 remembered that this conscription has taken the whole available male portion of the community?men of all ages and kinds ?and that it bas thus added to the Southern armies a mass of very unrelia ble ma'erial. Indeed, the Southern conscrip tion ha? finally fallen on the very class of meu that previously nvoidod tho army? loyal men at heart and others. Vast num bers of them will desert at Cie first oppor tunity; larger numbers, from age and count less infirmities, unable to endure the ex 'O suro and fatigue of cauip life, will fill the hojpita?s, and a percentage will bold a place in the ranks as a lc.iven of demoralization. This hundred thousand may furnish fifty thou sand effective men; but the burden that the fifty thousand will be to the Southern armies will more than neutralize tho strength that the fifty thousand would pirc In short, tho conscription has not strengthened the Southern armies at nil, and the confederacy will face u* this summer with not more than ? wo hundred and fifty thousand good soldiers. Moreover, this two hundred thousand men constitute its last army; they are the last line of hattlo in its great struggle. Break through thein, and all is done. Hut these men will light desperately. * Tbey are concentrated and move on abort lined, and will be skilfully handled. There ia, however, no reserve. Thirty thousand men lost in battle definitely reduce the Southern armies to that extent and bring the end of the struggle so much nearer; for the South can no longer supply such losses. Apparently the Southorn leaders have in progress a concentration of their whole force into two anniea? one to be in Georgia, under Johnston; the other in Virginia, under Lee. Polk wad recently reported to have joined Johnston, and Longstreet's cavalry is reported to have reached Georgia By Ihfs concentra tion the whole struggle is simplified, and the problem ol onr future operations involves merely the destruction of two armies of one hun dred avd fifty thousand men each. We do not suppose that any sane man can doubt General Grant's ability to destroy two such armies with six hundred thousand lighting men; and. those armies destroyed, the Southern confederaey falls by its own weight Its negroes an ele ment of strength while there is an army to utilize so much mu3cle?will prove the points of greatest weakness when the army i* gone And tie Southern people?what is left of them? aside from the Southern armies, are amply dis gusted with the grand experiment. In North Carolina ard in Georgia the Slate courts have declared unconstitutional laws recently passed by the rebel Congress, and the currency bill, by which all rebel notes that are not paid into the rebel treasury within a year are repudiated, promises to be the last ounce that can be laid on tie | oople's patience The creed for our federal currency throughout the whole South is represented a* equal to that of the miser for gnld. Every expression that we can get of the temper of the Southern people indicates their mxiety to get back once more under the Stars and Stripes. And that they may Major General Grant has to defeat three hun dred and fifty thousand men with twice that many. There can be no question of his ability to do It?if he is left alone. That is tbe only "if.'' He must be left in tbe campaigns that are to ensue completely and absolutely without any interference, and all will be well done. More Miscegenation at Port R<jvai_?Mr' li. J Barrows, Sup't Ed. Nat F. R. As?? writes I to the Tribune tbat he has heaid ? not even a j report" of any improper miscegenetic conduct among tbe women teachers at Port Royal. That may be, and doubtless is, very true: but i tho many syllabled and much abbreviated 1 Barrows goes on to put his foot in It nicely. | "These teacher*." says he, ' are white ladies, while the 'little mulattoes' are claimed and supported by mothers of a much darker hue than themselves, whose father- are supposed to 'rank' quite above their sable fraternity." If this meant anything, it is probably intended to convey tbe idea tbat the New England officers have been misoegenatiag with black women. Ha? the Trifotnr no thunder for this "horrible slander?" We call upon poor Gree ley and tbe alphabetical Barrow j to retract this Infamous calumny?or prove it. We call upon New England ofificeri, Individually and collectively, to demand satisfaction of the Trifmne editor and of the Barrows, with ieve ral handles to bin name. I<et us see if they C?nn?} ?hmnqd ifllO common decency - Tke Utc SqalBMtUi M*mi. Tbe terrific aeries of gales of Mm put fortnight, with which tbe vernal equinox hM been ushered In, bare doubtless ex tended their influence and ravage* very nearly over tb* entire continent and itn ad jaceut islands T We bare already bad seve ral reports of ahipwrecka and disasters at sea at points very diatantly separated from one another, allowing how far the cycle of the dif ferent storms must have extonded. The first of these heavy galea preceding the regular equinoctial storms began out at aea about tbe 7th ult., and waa doubtless tbe one in which the Italian frigate Ke Oalantuoino waa caught and ho roughly used Anotlier furious gale began on tbe 15th and continued with scarcely any intermission until the 18th; but the culmi nating force of tho storms waa coucontred in the triple fcalesof the true equinoctial period? that is. from the 21st of March, when the sun enters the first point of Aries, to tbe last days of tbe month, when they must naturally greatly abate or cease altogether Tbe report of the steamer North Star, which sailed from this port on tbe 17th ult. in search of the Italian ship of war, shows bow violent and extensive were the gales of tbe three days from the 25th to tbe 2Ktb inclusive. These galea bogan bore on the night of Iho 25tb, blowing hard from east southeast and then veering round to east northeiist. This closely corresponds with tho roport of Captain Lefevre; for, on tbe 25th ult., while in latitude 40 17, longitude 56 54, to the south of .Sable Island, and off the Banks of Newfoundland, be eucountered a very se vere hurricane from tbe southwest, which after wards changed to northeast. These gales were of more than usual severity The news from l'ort Uoyal by the steamer Fulton gives us additional details of the fury of these storing On Tuesday night, the 20th ult., the Fulton, in a heavy gale from east-south eas', which veereJ to northeast, fell in with a large two masted propeller, tiring gnns of dis tress The Kulton answered by sending up rockets ami liluelights; but, as ber own ma chinery was considerably deranged, she cou'd not immediately steam up to the unknown vos sel, which had her engines broken down. The wind was so violent that no farther explanation could bo had, and, as tho Fulton was taking in water very rapidly, tho captain had to set all the pumps to work to keep the ship afloat. At seven o'clock next morning there was nothing or the strange steamer to be seen. Tbe steamer Continental also put into Port Koyal on the 26th ult. She was from Port land. Maine, for Now Orleans, with the ship Prank Ooult in tow loaded with men and horses. The Continental encountered a strong gale from the northeast on tbe 22d ult., which oaused tbe steamer to collide with the ship, and she had to cut loose from her to avoid a more fatat collision. Tbe gale laaled thirty hours, during whicb period they lost some fifty horses. On the 23d tboy passed a dead body floating by means of a life-preserver. Tbe ocean was also strewed with parts of wreck, showing that the devastation of the storms bad been very widespread. Accounts have also been received from the fishing fleet off" Georges Bank. There were one hundred and sixty ves sels forming tbe fleet in that vicinity and along tho coast of Newfoundland. Tho full force of the storms had fallen upon them, and several of tbe fleet wore moro or less injured, one vessel having been completely lost. The French steam corvette Pbligiton?one of tbe vessels that went out in search of tbe Re Galantuomo? was also absent from this port for fifteen days, and now, on her return, reports encountering furious gales, in which she lost her quarter boats and sustained considerable damage. We will only add the report of the scboouer Union, which arrived at this port on tbe :tOth ultimo. While off Montauk, on tbe 26tb, she was struck by a heavy gale from tbe east, which veered to northeast and lasted until the 28tb, by which she was driven all tbe way to the south of Cape Hcnlopen, experiencing severe losses and damages. Tf.us we see, by the concurrent reports of vessels from various points, that the course of these successive and almost continuous storms has been as extended as it has been certainly disastrous. It is evident that no portion of our coast has been exempt from its violence. The floating particles of wreck which strew the ocean from Cape Ilatteras and as far east as tbe Banks of Newfoundland are very possibly tbe precursors of intelligence of serious dis asters at sea. For an extent of fourteen hun dred miles of tbe American coast there have been casualties of more or less severity. A large number of vessols have been driven ashore, many of which have proved total wrecks, and we fear that a good many lives have been lost. The careor of tbe equinoctial storms has thus been very extensive, and we may expect from day to day to hear new re ports of its effects upon our merchant fleet on tbe high seas as well as on the coast. The Spring Ei.kctionh.?The Connecticut State election cornea off on Monday next, and Rhode Hand follows on Wednesday. Very little Interest Ik manifested in regard to the issue in either State, an it is generally sup posed that the late result in New Hampshire settles tbe question against the democrats and their copperhead affiliations. They hare an other SejMOur?Origen by the christening?up in Connecticut against Governor Buckingham, but we suspect only to be more severely punished than the original Seymour. Origen has the reputation of a silly copperhead. and if that does not settle him tbe copperheads them selves will be astonished. They know that their absurd peace principles are intolerable north of Mason and Dixon's, but they seem to derive u melancholy pleasure in bowling over their defeats. We guess that they will have to howl over Connecticut and Rhode Island. Gknkrat. Grant Am??no tw Sot.piKKs.?The simple unpretending habits of General Grant, and his unaffected winning wav? among tbe toldiers. have already made him tte idol of the Army of tbe Potomac. Those veterans are good judges of men. and their judgment io favor of General Grant satisfies us that, as their director In battle, they will carry him from victory to victory into Richmond. Htpocrut ok thk Abolitionists.?The abo litionists la Congress and tbe Legislature now have tbe chance to get rid of slavery by amend ing the constitution; but thoy refuse this chance. Tbey don't want to got rid of slavery. They care nothing for tbe negroes about whom they whine ?o loudly. Their only desire Is to make political capital out of tbe abolition agi. tattoo, and tbey are afraid to destroy slavory, le?( Ujav ato"1d at?n detjtroT their parfcr Tm Tribune Bullino Gou?.?Tbe following paragraph, wbicb we take from the mouey arti cle of yesterday's Tribune, in remarkable for several reasous It k remarkable because it appears in tbe organ of Secretary Chase. It is remarkable because it is in direct contradic tion to the tone of the 7Vi6wne editorials, and shows, therefore, the admirable consistency and unanimity of that precious journal. It is remarkable also because it proves that tbe so called "loyal" members of the Tribune As so oiation are willing to sell their country for tbe sake of their pockots. It is remarkable, again, becauae it is an evidence that these Tri bune philanthropists are ready to grind the faces of tbe poor for the sake of koepiug up the premium on cold. Here is the extract, with the Tribune's own italics:? lbo |ircmmm on (old thus far decreases under tbe Treasury plan of niming a daily rate for customs, and apeculatorn (or an advance are much disturbed. Auy pormauont fall Initio pretnlum will have an important bearing uikmi all department* of commerce, and iwople cauoot bo too c?utnMi*. Cheaper gold means lower prices for oommoditim. and an equal loss upon stocks of goods on hind, and lower market prices for all cnmmxlitietf With lower -prices for agricultural products fallows a de creased export demand, much of Uio presont movomeut ileilending upon a bigh rate of foreign exchange, wbicb oannot bo sustained upon constantly cheapening gold. With dooreasmg e*porta there win be seen a decr*as*g movement upon railways, Wwer prices tor cro|?, and a getioral and beilthy check to speculations. Everybody is ready to see gold (ail, and Tmmiowh return to ustursl and safe limits, upon the dote of their tptculaUmu, and are sure tbat ruin will overtake those who depend too l >og ii|>oo an expanded curroncy, and are surprised by mill lary success, or some rare politi al combination ludicat tug the end of the roholiion At first sight the above paragraph read like a bit of Bunsbyism, or an essay by tbe author of the famous "Elbows of tbe Mincio, formed by the sympathies of youth.*' But the matter is really more serious than this. We know that several editors of the Tribune are en gaged in gun, provision, stock and other speculat'ons on their own account, and that they use tbe paper to assist their scheme?. Evidently, then, the financial editors of tbe Tribune are among tbe " speculators for an advance" who are " much disturbed." They aro anxious to keep the premium up untiltbe close of tlieir speculations." This explains why they try to alarm capitalists, and holders of gooi's, and operators in railway shares, so as to put gold up again as soon as possible. They know?for tbe Tribune has often stated?that a high prem urn on gold is a diroct assistance to the rebellion. They know that a still lower fall in gold would bring plenty to the people, though it might ruin a few speculators. But what do they care for country or people, ex cept so far as mere words go? And how will poor Greeley explain this new and flagrant proof of the Tribune?a complicity with stock gamblers and gold speculators? Tim Lath Disturbanck* in Illinois.?Tbe fires of tbe rebellion, though apparently ex tinguished in Missouri a year ago, are still smouldering in many places, and ready at any moment under a favorable breeze to break out again. Tbe late affair at tbe village of Charles ton, betweeu a gang of copperhead conspirators and some federal soldiers and the Union citi zens of tbe place, though resulting in the ex pulsion and pursuit of the copperheads, ap pears to have rallied sufficient reinforce ments to their band to create some ex citement throughout Illinois. Calls for troops for Charleston are the order of the day in both States. We presume, however, that Gen. Hcintzelinan, without much fuss or trouble, will quiet tl.ese copperhead outlaws, and ferret out and suppress their schemes and combina tions for a reign of bushwhacking, murder atKl robbery. Not Invitki>.?The TrVnwe of Wednesday broadly intimated tbat General Fremont was expected next day in Washington, in obedience to an invitation from tbe President. The World of Thursday learns from Washington that the General has not been invited, and is not going there. Of course, as he is an army officer, awaiting orders, he will wait for an or der or invitation to go. Greeley, we suspect, with an eye on the Post Office Department, is anxious to patch up a compromise between Fremont and the "powers that be." Hence, no doubt, tbe 7Vi&une's aforesaid report was in tended as a bint to "Old Abe.'* Greeley him self, as matters now stand, should at once pro cee 1 to a conference with tbe old man Blair, of Silver Springs. A Hint to Gbnkkai. Grant.?It sterna that General Grant, in arranging matter* for tbe coining campaign in Virginia, is pretty con stantly passing to and fro between Washington and tbe Army of the Potomac. Tbe road, we understand, is well guarded along tbe whole distance of sixty miles from Alexandria to "tbe front," but still the woods, and hills and hollows on both aide* are infected by guerillas, who may be willing to risk any danger for tbe barest chance of so great a prize as Gene ral Grant. He may smile at tbe precautions thus suggested; but in this case we agree with tbe wtgacious old rat of the fable, that "caution is the parent of safety." Soldi RR3 in HcwrrrAii.?There are at pre sent a great many soldiers in our hospitals, many of whom, having quite recovered, should be sent back to tbeir regiments, but are allowed to remain at tbe hospitals. There is gross mismanagement in all this, and tbe atten tion of competent parties should at once be di rected to clearing out the hospitals, so that ample preparations may be made for the care of the a?ck and wounded who will, as an inevi table result of the great campaign before us, need shelter and care. The convalescent sol diers now in hospital should be sent back to their regiments without loss of time. Of course we mean those fully capable of resuming ser vice. Italian Opera. Faust <111! reigns supreme at the Academy of Music and draw* larger bouses than tb? oiler operas, which are M> much more grsn l? to anlveri illy recogn1>e I at mm ter pieces. The reaeou of th 9 gr?'U popular ty exists from tbe fact that Faust in s,e<"tecular opera that, beside* Its chera icg. attractive music, its !?*???: ts ?* well known, and that tbe m(w en ???i? IS brilliant? tbe nature of the work allow eg a more tbao muai rt.? piay la this respect As given here tbe caat li very <?f recti*e thus all tblngt combine to giro reason to tbe P'ibllc for tbe extrtrnf aary fXvor they ?bow Faust. Tbe performance laal evening w.u very successful; Miss Kellogg acted and ?ang extremely wall an! received great applause Mmc i*uUer received tbe usual enore lb the flower song. HenoleBl,' Bel.loi and Hermann* vrere also m^rb applauded Tbe ?o'dier*' cborue and tbe Meggers' ebons, In the second act were sue| with great eptrlt ard and aere encored. Faoit will be glvso on Kattirday, el lbs matinee. This If the last <bancs tbe ladle* will have of hearing tbii opera in the day time. _ . . .. Tonight Meyerbeer's grand opera, Roberto II Piavolo, will be given, wilb Mrae. Medori, Misa Harris, Brignoli and I.otti . and pretty Mile. Ernestine ? the ballel. Tbta young danseuse Is attracting attention from ber really graceful dancing. Her performance will add to the in terest of the opera. _____ Cornr.?Mr. 8. 0 Campbell's flrsl grand coacsrt will take place to morrow ereatag at trvini Hall, on tbis occasion Mr. Campbell will bs assisted by artists of rspu tattoo. New Bowirt.?Mrs. W. O. Jones, one of the best, moil popular and most versatile actresses la town, takes nor t<ennf)t this evening. A mammoth bill will be presented, and. If tbe crowd Ts as great as Mrs. Jooes deserve*, tbe house will have to be cleared at the el?s* ?* each or lbs plays lo order In '"""a for a fresh tbroog of ad swrsrs. GENERAL BUTLER'S DEPARTMENT. Visit xof Colonel fluid, llie Rebel CommfiMoner o.f Exeluiigf, to General Butler. Great Excitement at Fortress Monroe, \ CAPTURE OF BKBKL SIGNAL MEH. kc., Ad, Ae Air. Wm. fl. lilMf'i Otipatch. 1 oktkb* Momkob, March 30,1864 AM IMMRMSK KXCTTKMRM was created to day l>y the arrival of Colonel Koberl Ould, the rebel Commissioner of Kxtha ige, accotujMmiod by Captain J. II. Iiateb, bis assistant, at this place. A few days ago, when Major John R Mutford, Assistant Oommla aioner or Exchange under Major Geoeral Butler, wag at City I'oiat, be made an arrangement with Coijuel Ould Tor the latter to visit General Butier, and accordingly yesterday afternoon Admiral Lee soot word to Uiie point that a rebel flag of truce wai off Newport'* Newa It?int. awaiting to hold communication with the Com ?landing Oeneral, who at once deapatebod Major Mulford on board of the steamboat Amanda WmenU to reoeive the envoy. ma MRKTlWt; between Major Mulf ?rd,Ooioael Ould and Captain Hatch wax of 0"urae, aa the rule* in can '8 of flag of truce pro scribe, cordial in the extreme. Tiic weatbor boiug very rough at tbs time, the gunboat Roanoke, which brought Mr Ould from Richmond t~> our lines, could nit very well ride at auch >r olT Newport's News, and coosequentlr proceedod a few miles up the Jatnes river, and waited the coming of Major Mulford. TTIK AUKIVAI. AT KORTRES8 MONKOB of all (ho parlios nbove mentioned occurred at ten o'clock this morning, the Uui>o flag of truco bo it steaming to the wharf witb the emblem or pence flving at her fore, such an event niturally drawing together a large crowd. It wax nut generally known that Colonel Ould wa? on board, and only on Major Mulford mentl >ninz tho f <ct to aeveral did ?lio news sproad, and tho crowd bocamo very much inter eMed to see t!ie man, who. aa Coinmiaionor of Kxchanga nud Judge Ad vocal a or the confederacy, plavs ao impor t-mi a roIt Ao ambulance boionglng to ihe Hygeia Hotel wax placed at tlio disposal of thi visitors, acd taken t<? liendotiartors, with an immense amount of papere and hooka. T1IK Al" KANAN' K Of COI/>NKL OULI>, to a |iergou who knew him prijr to the breaking out or this w eked refoolllon, is one of great change. In sir* the refoe (VimniHsijner Is about aix root, and ratboi rotund. I lis fnco is completely ctvnrod with a greyish, grizzly Iteard, and altogetbor be looks like a man who bis the bur lens of a''kingdom" lo bear on liia shoulders. Colonel Ould wore a civilian's sun?a brown overcoat, fashion tlile several years back, and a slouch hat Hia companion,Captain Hatch, was attired in a gray uniform, full drcsa, sash and belt, but woro no sword. m OnjK(T OK HIS MUWOS can ooly be guessed at. but relates to the future plan or exchanges It is understood, and in (act was pubtishod In the Richmond papers, that if General Butlor would come to tho rebel capital to make the necessary arrange menu to facilitate oxchangos he should receive rull and amnio protection. General Butlor arid Colonel Ould met on friendly terms, and up lo the ra >mont or my closing this the two commissioners aro engaged In their human* aod laudable undertaking. The visit ot Colonel Ould may laat two or three days, judging from the immense pile of papere brought by bim on his arrival. HunrmsK amk rurrmu or rrhsi. biqnai. men. Tbe Hoited SUtee gunboat Commodore Baroev, Acting Master J.amoi M Williams commanding. left Newport's Newa last evening on an expedition, notwithstanding a heavy gale prevailed at tbe time. Captain Willlama pro ceeded to the mouth of the Vansemoni. where bo l -fl tbe b>at, and maflblug four euttors, tbe flrat in charge o( Acting fcialer Chas R. Wilder, Kxeoutive officer of the Minnesota; tbe second under Acting Master Pierson, of tbe Minnesota, the third In command of Acting Mas ter's Male Auid, of tbo Barney, and the last In cbargoot an officer whose name I failed to obtain, and rowed twelve miles up tbe Nansemaod river to Cbucatuok creek, and left tbe rowboats in charge of trustworthy men J TRAM? or TUBUS MIMS brought tbe hardy sailors to lieutenant Roy's rebel signil ramp, the capture of which was the object of Capt. Williams' bazardo is expedition. Tbe night was pitchy dark, anl the rain poured down In torrents. The wind bowled dismally through the woods, and at nearly every ster> the brave ten stumbled over tbe stumiw abounding in tbe forests through which their road lay 1X> have earned lanterns would h ve betrayed them, an they bad t > make slow progress, although the Captain and most of hi? men teiti: v to tbeir perilous enterprise by sore shins, reoeived trom the nnilerg'owth o' tha woods Arriving at tho rebel campnear daybreak tbia morning Captain Williams stationed a number of bia m-mi lo tha mo<t itni>ortant positions as sentries, and with tbe raat rushed in, and before any resistance could be Offered captured twenty men or the rebel signal corps (amalff them is supposed to be Lieutenant Roy), and brought them safely to tho boats Tho remainder of Roy's band, terribly frightened, skedadd'od and escaped capture. Capt Williams, on reaching tbe cutlers with his prisoner*, gave orders to get under way with tbe leaat possible de lay, and succeeded in bringing every rsbel to theOommo dore Barney, and finally to this place, where tbsy are to be turned over to General Itutlcr aj prisoners of war hsroi i cxmntuT My Informant states that in tbe foregoing facts con cerning tbe expedition too much praise cgftuot be awarded to the commanding officer, Capt Williams, aa well ss Captains Pt?r?on and Wi'der also Acting Mas ter's Mste Auld, for tbeir iotrepld aod heroic con duct. The rebel prisoners assert that only Ibr lbs Storm, during which they did not anticipate aa at tack, our men would bays bad a bloody Sgbt, and certa nly suffered a defeat, as their fores consisted of nearly two hundred men. Tbe prisoners will ba transferred to tbs new military prison lately erected at Camp Hamilton. MovRnxn or British war vuwais Her Britannic Majesty's steam corvette Buzvard, Captain Martin, arrived bers during tbs prsva'socs of n severe gale last evening from Bermuda, and relievea the gunboat Rosario, Captain Grant, which is ordered lo taks the place of tbe Buzzard on tbe station she has just left. Tli* Prt*< Despatches* Fostrrss Morbom, March 20,1M4 Captain Slicer, ef the revenue cutter Philip Allen, has raised Ibree hundred and fifty dollars by subscription for the relief of the craw of the Alabama Au easterly rata storm commenced this afternoos, with a high wiod Fortrr?s Mok.hr, March SO, lMt. The Hotted States steamer Commodore Barney, with fifty six picked men irom the Minn -sots, all in ohsrge of Captain J M Williams, left tttis point yesterday after noon, proceeded up the Chuck atiiek creek, and landed the men in small boais at the bead of the creek fbey then took r KUide to the headquarters of Lieutenant Roy, where they arrived at lour o'clock tin* morning, when they immediately surrounded the bouses, and captured two sergeants and eighteen privates, with their email arms, without Urine a shot. Masters Piersona and Wil der bad charge of the Minnesota'* boats The eaplare la important, as the of'.cers taken pr.aoner* were in ttao re bel signal service and of higher rauk than appears above. The achnoner I.yd la Ann, Captain Overton, was lost al sea on the -23d. Her crew were picked up by tbe schooner Maria Roxatma The last of tbe Russian frigates sailed for New York this morning. 1b? Knglieh frigalo 'tuasrarrt arrived last evening and anchored in Hampton Road*. Rebel Commissioner of Kxchange Ko'iert Child and Cnotain Hatch, of Richmond arrived here tbis morning on tbe liag o' truce boat A. Wmaou. The steamer Adelaide, Captain Canon, loft this morning for Baltimore, baring been detains I by tbe storm. Tbe Delaware Bay Railroad Charter. Trbrtor, M. J., M ireb 31, H94. Mr Benson, of Hudson, this morning introduced Into tbe legislature a bill to repeal tbe charter of tbe Dela ware Hay Railroad City Inttlllgsate. Ai.t Foot*' Pat ?Tbe first of April, dedicated Irom time immemorial to the fools and m'icbiof makljg peo ple, occurs to day. Like most of tbe vtber osce great occasions of its class. It his becomo almost a me'o memo ry The tricks aud foolmgs that formerly marked tbo ?lav bive ioag -ince pane J out of fasbi m, and ooly very little urchins still keep up the occas on in a very email way. It la possible, however, that a very observant m It vldual will bave a chance to s^e during the day soma few old w >men or mea wltb very long tails attached to their nether clitbing, or fool offermg< of other kinds p;nned to tbeir backs, to the delectation of the pausing ejwetetors ilsivvsay or ?M r>aow*sn B-roy or a Naval OrrcSR ? About one o'clo< k yesterday after nx>u, as a dredge wu removing the accumulations from mar fines' derrick. In the wailaboiit, a b-dv *,? brmgtit up In a partui'v decomposed state <>n examination it was found to be the b-idy of a quartermaater '?( the United (Mates steamer v.agara, wb*? was supp-'sed to jave raiieo lnt.> the bay whi'e aiiemittcg to board the vessel on very dark niiht some ten weeks since. The decease! wu named William (or Richard) Redmond, a native > f Mis?actm setta. and about fifty five /ears of age He b.vl been a quartsrmaster in the navy for upwards of thirty f< ur years, and Is beloved to nave a considerable amount <<f prlre money due him . A soma Miff nxownir ?A man tinned William 8ber lock, of West Flushing, L I., while driving a team along the turnpike, near Hunter'* potst, yesterday aftc-no-m, where it was submerge 1 by the bigh tida prevailing la tbe Raet river, drove into deep water aneideotatly aud wu drowned Hn body has beea reoovsred. A Scaoot. or Arriiso isross.?The trustees of Co lumbia College are about to establish a school of applied sciences, where practical tr%)otag la tbe various science* will be given on a most Intensive scale. A school of mines and metallurgy already boeo organised, and will commence in a effort period, under eiper.oaued pro feasors and lecturers^ Asrrioar Tsut^BarH Cos*awt.?The American Tele n Company bave opened an ofllce for general buaineat i lsterr,4ti.<aat Hotsl c >mor ot Rroadwav ao* rrau*. lis aires** f

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