Newspaper of The New York Herald, May 26, 1864, Page 4

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated May 26, 1864 Page 4
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NEW YORK HERALD. Jims UOHDOI I1UINBT& EWtOR AND rROLlUCTOIL orriol M. W. COhi.AH 0? Hi.ION AM> MASSAC STS. Vulunt XXIX **6 AML'3I:.kLN fS TQI3 ! Vt.Ni.VJ. V1BLO S OARDEM. Broa V. at.-Bsl DbiO?io. WALLACE b rilEATUf.. t? ' id ' ?*? Escr.KT W!!?T::K GARDEN. Ir udwav -Fra Duvoto? ThBICB 18 AKi:l?l>. OLTMPIO Til EAIB S l?i >aiway. -PAH'S Ritc**w? K > t Sn?? mo. KKW FOWERT TBKATRR Bowerr.? 'IBRHR, t?* Hi st -Hi^kub', ?ui.-UkOM VVi?oiDB4i<*. BOH KP lrVvTHT r 1-if.r-PfFJi ftl i*? Uf ? 1,1 :r\ r . >k Ml 1S??I? XOUDAT. Barn r m *s v: f .m Bioadway.? Two Gukts, Two ai.biko*. Un*t If it, Ac.. ai all hours. JA-itr i*i. in.? At i. & i j ;<? f. ** FRTAV TS' VINS'XELS, Mechanics' II ill. 472 Proad ?k< - i ii o ? ?v.a. Dances, Burlesques, Ac.? J I Ml I! 1'uS _____ u< mt!<8TREL Hall, mi Broadway.? RrnioriAa At- L?AV AM) iFJlIT B?01Ui.HS. IIKUDWa THEATRE, 433 Broad way.? Ocb A Mini C.N OoUalK AMERICAS TnB \TRE. No. 4tl Brndwaj.-BAl.lETS, l AhTl.:41?l g, II I'KLLSut KS. Ad.? TCODLES. 6ALON L>I ABOLIQI'E. b 8j Uroadwuy.? RosERt Heller, IRVING HALL, Irrinj pUtee.? SiBRKOrtlcox. NRVV YORE MTSEUM OP ANATOMT. *IS Brondway.? t l BiOSIT Ilk AND UlUK?. il'Ctn U A. Al. till 10 i". M. HOOI.fVS OPERA HOUSE, BxooWyn.? EtaioriAX M M.S, lliM'Il, BUBLB'iiUES, AC. WITH SUPPLEMENT. R't? York, I hurtdaf, May 30. IfeOt. THE SITUATION. Mr. Stanton announces that tbe litest dcpatch from Cen . Granl'a hca.'qu rt -rs (s Ua'.ed from MoudI Carmel cbirch, at ono o'clocj ou Tawday. Everything was t: en progressing well. G. uerul Warren bad Tour hundred prisoners, Hancock sorao three bundrel and Wright some more. The whole number i Billing from Tuesday's operations will not fall short of a tbouiand. Warren's loss Is not over threo hundred killed and wounded. The pris.ners are in a great part North Carolinians, who are much discouraged, and say that Leo bas deceived tbero. The pursuit Is delayed by the great fatigue of the men. Still Hancock and Warreu were expected with certainty to reacb the South Anna by n ghtfall yesterday. It is found necessary to convoy the transports bringing tho wounded from Fredericksburg, In consequent of the frequent attacks of guerillas from the bunks of the Rap pr.b nnocV*. Tbcnewa from General Rullsr's deparlmeat represent# that a large portion ? nearly half? of General Beauro gard's army has gone to Join Goneral Lee. On Tuesday morning Central Gliimoro went on a reconnoUsance, mot (bo eueray, and after a fight of an hour and a balf defeuUd tbem, with very alight loss on our side. The rebels made nins several attacks on our intreocbmcnts, and were eacb lime repulsed. Gen. Bitler sent a despatch to tbe War Department at sewn o click yesterday morning, siatxg that Major General Filr.bucb U>6 made, with cavalry, infantry asd artillery, an alucu upon hti post, at Wilson's wbsrf, north side of James river, below Fort Powhatan, garrisoned by two regiment* or negro troops, Brigadier General Wild com Diandi:)g, and was bandsorurly repulsed. Before the attack Lee sent a flag, slating that be bad force enough to take the place, demanded its surrender, and In that case the g uHsod should be turned over to the authorities ai Richmond as prisoners of war; but if th s proposition were rejected b ? wjuIJ not be answeraula for the couso quences wben bo Jtook ibe phce. General Wild ropliod, ?' We will try that." Reinforcements were at once sent, but tho ngbt h as ovor bc'orc their arrival. General Cabby has arrived at the mouth of the Red river, and assumed command of General Hanks' depart meat. Our correspondents w.tb Gcocral Sherman's arm.? fur nisb mme further and highly interesting details of bis lave aioveroeutp, wblcb will be found hi another column The rebel journal* coou n copious comments upon the military 8'tufcUoD and nil ibe late movements of cur armies, especially tbe operations or Sherman and the victory at Retsacca. We give tbe leading 'eat re; or their ?nicies to day. EUROPEAN NEWS. Tbe steamship A?U, from Q oenitown oo tbe lfith of May, rei: l ed Hihfai oo Tuesday night, aud sailed for Boston early yesterday morel i . Her nonra, wblcb Is %wc. days later, has beou telegraphed from Halifax , and Is p iblirlitd to tbe HtPALi> tbis rooroiag. The Mai n ion of tbe rebel privateer Georgia to tbo Mersey i ave rise to an animated debate In tbe House of 0>mm iis Mr. llariog and other members said that If tbe Foreign I olistment act were an effectual treasure, this vassal, Lit being a warship, would have been ex c'.uded. The K\ o n :y General o: E iglanU dercaucd the curse of tbe Cab-net, ani asserted that the Foreign Enlistment ret bad beeu vindicated by the garornment, which ximod only at preserving neutrality In Amcririn aRair* Filiating to the k.K'geil Union enlistments In Ireland, lha Attorney Genoral siid tb..l tLo government wn> not free fr m Ham* for breaches of neutral law llr ( <bdeo warned Kngland of the danger ous | recedent Rbe had ?el by simlitiDg the Georgia. In tbe House < t L< r 's I art Kussell said that tbe high boor ty given by the IVashing^n gorcrblMtit had indii c 1 "uDpri: rijiled" men in w York to kid- ap foreigners as r er ults. L rd Lyons called tbe aitcnllta of tbo I'oited Mat* government t<> the matter, to far as It re U e i to Brit -U subject!; but be had received ' oo satis factory its wi . ?' When Mr. |. nd*?y makes bif motion for the recogni tioo of ibe reb?'? In the H'<use of Commons tbe "previous questuro" wii be moved in reply. Lord laltne ret-ic's health had Improved. It was thought that 1?T r . Gmditbie would ooo oe callod to ibe Prem>erBblp of Er. md. bit popularity b?ing vastly ad vanreJ by tits recent advocacy of a manhood suffrage. The liruisli Cahoot ackt.owledge II *t V ranee, Kng'a: d anl America hid a common p iicy of action In COioa, hut de> I ned to define their unite ! ; in to Parliament Ite I ano German Ctr Terence bad an- th:r toesl n In l/>0'l?n Tbe question of ibe f J'ura Matus of the duch es WiS debs*' d, but with very Utile prcapecl of Its being deiiuml. i divergent were ibe vtow of tbe powers on tbe r ib ? t. A j>a -ty In Berlin had i -.SeJ ol the King of Trussia I i ther d< clnre Us.'ikswl* !l >'s sua fre? .State or an ."* tbe tcrrit"rf to I'ru- la. Tt.a belo.errnts a ree to gtve a M^k's notice to each rtbsr previous to tl.e ranmpti u or hostilities a ;er the terin.nat:oo of the arm Mice It wa, r ? it ted to Pari* tbst Austria and Prussia had tfeetart d that, from tbe events of war, they c nsiler themar ve released from tbe I?o<l io treaty of 1632. Ur^at Hrltan and K? .i? ??t the treaty la stUI fru'dtflf France hid announced in tbe legislature In Firla tbai tbe Kmi^or w.uid funp, M , ,,rr , aawtt <uetHoo, tout that "notbii* far iter t u J be d ? for Tol md The Italian Mtuletf r c.a mad m 1 1 ; r, . t |hr pB?-rn freedom of Ue klogdotn from Fr , rnl.aadaaid thai vsry friendly terms were irc,->. v ?<* , wttk Kug land sod Krmce. The I.I erpcoi oottoa market wits frm.wit t ? n cheaged , on ibe 14th of May The breads', i , , , ?ai innetlva Provlslmis were qule:, w,tb a s; > y market. Consols eloaad In l^ondon ui Uie Mlh of Mny ut ?1 H a ?1 H fo* money, ihe Paris Uourse was Orm CONGRESS. la the Senate yoeterday ? m',mf rial was presented from tbe Bark ex New Orleans, preying to be rel* a*ed from liioti oertsiii pori on of its emulation Issued lo feyeeei ol depweiie made with It or binds of the robal gorerwneel. Itw mailer was referred to the Finance OessmlU? . A bill ?w rationed from tbe Mllitarf Gosa MMMMrife* aMilles d f t*a aoesr iwiliin in the drift. A resolution was adopted directing l be Mili tary Committee to Inquire Into the exigency of a bill revoking all cm rai?k>iis la the army which have not recelv eJ the coo<lrn>*Uoo o: the Senate Tins resolution tins ei*cHl lefor-noe to tbo appointmeuts In the Invalid Corps and the Corps d'Atrique. I'M tifll appropriating $9Z$, 000 to pay the sufferers for damage* inourred by lbs mibrouk 01 the MinnosJia Bioux was passed. A blU to lucrov-e te'*graphic c >tnuiunlcatlMJ with the PaclOo Stale? and Territories was reported and referred to the Committee ou Commerce. The bill providing for taking tha census In 18o3 vu reported favorably f;om the Judiciary Comwittee. The lUbee's announcement of Its u^n oooi-urrt'D?j on the National Uank bill was roc ?iv cJ, and the Senate aJherod to lla amendments and order ed nnnther confcronce with tho House. The question of Qdiuittit'g Mr. FUhUack as a 8enator from the re organized Statu of Aikansas was again brought up, when a debate on the present tutus of that State took ol?ca between Mr. iJtae, of Kansas, and Mr Howard,. of MlchUan, tho latter denying roc legality of tbe Pr. sldent's nmneMy proclamation, and his provisions therein lor the reconstruction of tbe Union. The question of tbe admission of Mr. Fishback was fur. ther postponed. Tbe Internal Tax bill was then taken up, and several amendments were agreed to, Including oue i educing the tax per barrel on ale, boers and other un'ermenled lijujrs from (1 50 to $1 25. No further progress was made on the bttl, arid after the transaction of some unimportant business the Senate adjourned. In tbe Eouso of Representatives a message wa? re colvod from the President, enclosing, to response to its late resolution, the correspondence between Mr. Seward and Mr. Dayton, our Minister to France, relative to the House resolution daprecatory oi the French Invasion o Moxloo. Mr. Seward, In his despatch to Mr. Dayton ac ?ompanying a copy of the resolution, tells tbe latter that ho may say to the French government that, although ?'this resolution truly Interprets the unanimous sentiment or tho people of the United States In regard to Mexico." yel "tb s Is a practical and merely executive question, and i n.cdecislou of it constitutionally belongs, not to the House of Kepres niatives, nor evon to Congress, but to tho Pre. ' dent of the United States, " who, whi o he receive* w'.th profound rospcct this declaration of the Douse, doea not at present inland to de.inrt from our heretofore enun ciated policy In reference to tho Frouch occupation of Mexico. The message an J con e-fondonce were referred to the Foreign ATairs C mtniltee, a d ordered to bo printed. A report was mate from the conference com mittee on tl.o disagreeing amendments to (he Army Ap propriation bill, provld ng for the full pay of thlr teen dollars per month to certain regiment* of colored troops for service p evious to the 1st of January last, from which time the law provides that all colored troops shall receive the same pay as while ones. This report gave rise to a long discussion, and was finally re jected by one hnndred and twenty one against twenty, five, and another conference was asked of the Senate. The Military Committee reported a bill for a railroad to rue from the Ohio river to and through East Tennessee, tbe consideration of which was fixed for next Tuesday Tbe resolution to give the necessary notice for the abro gation of the Reciprocity treaty with Canada was debated for some time, but the Houso adjourned without taking a vote on it. MISCELLANEOUS HEWS. Toe Republican State Convention met at Syracuse yes terday, and alter a prolonged squabble over the tempo rary organization, which resulted In the success of the anti-Weed faction, appointed a full set of delegates to the Baltimore Convention, and adopted a resolution heartily recommending Mr. Lincoln for the Presidency for another term A resolution thanking our troops tn the Geld Tor their gallant conduct was also adopted. The State Committee of the war democrats also met at Syracuse yesterday, appointed a committee on organi zation and likewise a committee to preparo an address to the war democracy of the State and country. Mr. Alfred A. Valentine, of this city, is chairman of the last men tioned committee. ??? Major General Ogleeby was yesterday nominated for Governor of Illinois by the Republican Convention of that State. The Ohio Republican State Convention, held at Colum bus, nominated candidates for State officers, appointed delegates to the Baltimore Convention, and adopted reso lutions In favor of the rcnomlnation of Mr. Lincoln. The annual exhibition of the Art School of the Cooper Union was opened last evening, and attracted a large number of visitors. The drawings and paintings on ex hibition show that the pupils tn the various depart ments have attained a high state of proficiency In their cultivation of the ilne arts. The gallerios will remain open to d:'.y and to-morrow, and on Friday eveulng tho cl sing; exercises will be held in tho hall of the Institute, at which time the annual report of the trustees will be read. Some of the paintings and crayon drawings are flno specimens of art, and reflect nigh credit on the pupils and their lescbers. Ihe architectural and free hand drawings are also excellent, and were much admired by tbe visitors. The drawings are all tikeo from nature, no copying being permitted in the school. A thanksgiving prayer meeting for the reeont success of our army was held last evening tn the Presbyterian church corner of Fifth svenue and Twenty-ninth stroet. The church was welt filled, principally by ladies. Qalle a number of clergymen participated la the exercises, which consisted of singing, prayer and a short address, from which it appears that the late General R ice is the a?thor of tbe anonymous tract entitled "Tbe l.ying Ser gemt." The esse of ex Governor Price, or New Jersey, agilnst 8. P. Pewey and others, where tbe plalntlif seeks to re cover flCG.000 on a sale of real estate in San Frarelsco In 1883, was resumed yesterday bef ro Judge Foster, in tho Sui renie Court, circuit. Tbe ease for tbe plaintiff is still on, and will m>t be coocluded before the end of the week So far the witnesses for tbe iliintllf have estimated the property to have been worth from $-250 .000 to $400,000 Among the witnesses examined yesterday were flenrv Sparks, WtWtm J. Sherwood and Jonathan Edwards, all of Cal fornla. ThePuperior Con rt, general term, affirmed tbe judg meot lo lh^ Benator Insurance case yesterday, thereby awa'd ng t"> the captain of the vessel the fu I amount of Insurance claimed. This suit was against tbe Washing ton Marine ln?ur nee Company There is another silt still peeling, In which the Sun Mutual insurance Compa by are deLindtotf. In tbe lltfted Plates Circuit Coort yosterJay, before JurifcO Nelson , tho rase of Ceorge Moke a. ainst the Col lector of tbe Port, Mr. Hiram Barney, mas fully argued Tbe action was broug tit to recover excess of duties paid without protest. Decision resorved. Tbe case >f Ed ward Hunter, charged with tbe murder of bis wife, was continued in the Genersl fas* tons yester day. An Additional panel of one hundred and Ofty jurors, Summotcd on Wednesday, was exhausted when eight jurors were sworn. Recorder Hoffman ordered another panel to be In attendance this (Thursday ) morning, to which time tbe Court sdjourned. Surrogate T?vk r yesterdsy took up tbe contested will and codicil of the late Hugh R. Kendall. Tho probate Is resisted by tbe daughter sod tbe grandchildren of tbe deceased. Tbe estate is vslued at one hundred and twenty fire thousand dollars, and a Urge array of counsol appeared on tbe trial. There was n good deal of btiorancy , but not mneb se tlvlty, In commercial circles yesterday. The n?e io gold cxcltcd tbe markets for somo articles; but there was not m Jch iisice*s dono. Petroleum was active for export, and the market was firm for refined, In bond Cotton was agnln higher; price* arc higher than ever before Known. Ob 'I hang'! flour and nraln were without de cided change, and price* were well supported. Tho sam ples of wheat oj ssls were few, nearly all the current re ceipts bavlnj bocu sold previous to arrivals, and business wast me what restricted in consequence. The specula tion In pork was not quite so rampant, though prions were a fraction higher. Beef wjk iniet , ' ibe inaikot centlr ucd rtropg . I.ard favored t* e aeilei nnit the busl eess was little abavs the average eitcat W hiikey was dull. Freights qaiet but fliui. Bffonnr rs Riito.- It appears flat (he shoddy men in tit' ' "pubiiaan Sfal" Convention at Sy racuse have . m1 it all liieirown way. Thurlow We^d, | nvirg >pped 11 oral io Seynn 't e. I'H-i b ? !a, if iftin the occeptcd lobby cl?! of tb"i i * republican camp, n ,a poor U nowhere TIip Orm of Scwa.ii h V i I mi . p ti.^ luiii 'iir in bisowu coin. .. . odfly Is kltl^,. Wau, Strkkt? Ths Bct.t* Both r. nit n. ? Tbe fH^kjobbing and gold gambling bulls of Wall street were considerably bothered yesterday by the good newa from General Grant. Tbe day it near when these gamblers in tbe blood and bones of our soldiers will find their TOOa UoQ goat. I ^et them trim tbeir sail* according ly. Mo obarce for this adrtoa. Tito Cfetcrtng R?wi frta General Grant? Th? Prospect Glwriou. The news which we give to our readers this morning of the success of General Grant's masterly flank movement, commenced on Saturday night last, exceeds our most sanguine expectations. Dialudged from his strong poai tiou at Spottsylvania Court House, General Lee has been so rapidly followed up in h?fl retreat as to be unable to organize his forces for a deliberate stand on the North Anna river. Repulsed from that atroam. he Is necessarily driven aoross tho South Anna, because of the dangor of risking an engage ment with that river betweea him and the de foncos of Richmond. The safety of hit army W the first consideration. lie may have provider a line of defensive works at Hanover Court House, and there may be fought the decisive battle of the campaign; but we rather incline to the impression that the necessities of his army are so urgent and the danger to his lines of subsistence so great that he will not stop short of the Richmond fortifications. At all events, as wo interpret Secretary Stanton's lost official despatch, General Grant has cleared the way before him to the South Anna river, and, with the railroad in running order behind him to his base of supplies at Fredericksburg, he may take his own time in the disposition of his forces for the crossing into tho Peninsula. Mean time, having abandoned the railroad which connects Richmond with Lynch burg, by way of Gordonsville, General Lee Is now wholly dependent for his supplies upon Richmond and the roads communicating with the city from the south. He has, there fore, no other inducement than the prospect of a speedy battle to halt this side of Rich mond; and this inducement, we incline to believe, he will regard as not sufficiently attractive to detain him. | It is possible that, without waiting to be cooped up, his next movement may be the evacuation of Richmond, and a retreat into North Carolina with such plunder as he may be able to carry ofT. Undoubtedly the fate of Pemberton will be the fate of Lee, should he resolve to hazard the chances of a siege. Mean while we have no apprehensions that General Butler will permit Beauregard to leave the j southern defences of Richmond to give a help ing hand to Leo at Hanover, or that Beaure gard will run the risk of this unpromising ex periment. The news of General Sherman's victorious progress In Georgia, as described in the rebel journals, from which we make some ex tracts this morning, will be found very amus ing. Joe Johnston, it seems, is a perfect master of the science of retreating, and gains all his victories in that way. He has Sherman now ex actly where he is wanted; and when Sherman gets into Atlanta It will be better still for the '?Confederate cause." The Charleston Mercury, following Hp this theory of Johnston's re treat, applies the same style of glori fication to General Lee's advance back wards. Thus that paper parades the Iosbcs of General Grant at sixty thousand men; says that his reserves are all exhausted; that Butler's forces are re embarking; that gold in New York has run up to 276, aud that, alto gether, the Yankees are in a bad way. Such are the desperate devices of the leaders i of the rebellion to sustaiu their desperate ' cause and to keep up the fighting spirit of their unfortunate followers yet a little longer. ' But all these delusions will soon be at an end. The fall of Richmond will scatter them to tbe winds; and tbat great and glorious event Is j close at hand. Lf.i Vol' stek.rivo Go On.? There ar? cer tain interests, we learn, who are extremely desirous that the Supervisors' oommittec, after hivir.g lilled by volunteering two or three quota?, should now, just on the eve of another draft, ditbnnd, adjourn alnr die and allowthe con scription to take place. This is a very strange view of tho ease to take. Conscripted men, as the World kuows, and as has been proved a thousand times, do not make as good soldiers as the volunteers, for the very siuiplo reason that the one is forced into the army against his will, while the other goes willingly. Do sertions of conscripted soldiers are as ten to one of volunteers. There are hardships and cruelties attending a draft that are unknown to the volunteer system. If a draft is enforced the city authorities will pay the oxemption fee to large numbers, or furnish substitutes. A draft to be enforced, when it can be avoided by the committee continuing in its labors, pro curing volunteers, is likely to cause serious trouble among us, and may lead to results simi lar to those of last summer. Are those who arc anxious to stop the further action of the Supervisors' committee solicitous for another outbreak? Do they want a "row," that martial law may be proclaimed? Il looks like it. No, no; let us avoid a draft if we possibly can; and wc can only do it by raising the requisite number of men by volunteering. By all mt-ans lot the Supervisors' committee con tinue its successful labors, as il still is doing. Let Mr. Blunt keep bis books open and receive all who are willing to come. TLere is a large amount of the late appropriations for volun teering, It is said, yet unexpended. Let It be used to fill up our next quota by all means. If more is wanted, county bonds would be readily | tikon by onr capitalists; for, while such woald Le among the best of Investments, our tax paying citizens believe that funds appropriated for this purpose is money wisely and well laid nut. Agaiu we s*y, let volunteering go on. Jicrr. Davts SkokkdOot.? It is reported that Jeff. Davis has been smoked ou. or Richmond, and the report will soon bo true, ktcAnse his two right hand men ia Richmond were his fa vorite generals, Temberton and Bragg; and,, while the presence of the ono has kept before his eyes all the time tho fate of Vle'j'burg, the other, we dare say, hinting at Ghattaaoaga, has wai-Md tow Jeff. to otayp kit ban* The Utter Failure of Napoleon's Mexican Loan Scheme.? The Emperor of the Frenoh is sadly bothered bj those members of the Corps Leglslatif who form an opposition to bis gov eminent. Prominent among these gentlemen must be ranked Messrs. Jules Favre and Ber ryer, two shrewd lawyers, who, by their Inves tigations and discoveries, give hit Majesty a deal of trouble and annoyance. They are always exposing the cheoks and disasters which overtake the imporial policy, and thus cause the poople to look upon the official reports of the government as so many lies. We pub lished in our yesterday's edition a fragment of the proceedings in the Fronch Chambers, showing how the members above referred to mado known the fact that the Mexican loan, which the French press had represented as a faii accompli, a great success, wan, ia truth, a miserable failure. 01 the two hundred and i seventy millions of francs said to have boon raised, only nine millions wore actually paid, and this sum was banded over to the creditors of the new Emporor, they being so mercenary and utterly regardless of his newly fledged imperial honors as to | insist upon having their just demands paid ' ere he Bbould leave. It seems these good people were insensible to that "divinity" which Ledges about a sovereign. Theso facts, so boldly announced in tho French Chambers, I will of course astonish the poople who were ! tangh^ to believe that the Mexican loan had been a great success, that France had boon paid 1 out of it all the money she had expended in this ill-fated Mexican expedition, and that all future expenses were to be freely met by the new Mexican government. There will be a great outcry throughout the empire against the deceitful representations of the government, and the expedition will, of course, become more than ever unpopular. There were rich developments mado when Monsieur Rouher, the government's represen tative, attempted to talk away the expose made by Messrs. Favre and Berryer. He averred that It was wonderful to find people willing to lend nine millions to a government which did not as yet exist, forgot to attempt any palliation of the absurd misrepresentations of the impe rial organs on this subjoct, and wound up by stating that the advance of the Frenc'i in Mexi co had taken place "amid the acclamations of the people." Here Monsieur Rouher, haviug reached the sublimity of impudence, could do no more, and thus ended the debate, leaving uncontradicted the fact that the Mexican loan was a great fizzle, and impressing no one with a belief that the people of Mexico wore lambs ready for the slaughter. The fact that sevoral hundred millions of francs expended were not paid back, and not likely to be, was undoubt edly impressed upon the minds of all, and coming at a time when France must spend, several millions more to quell the insurrection of the Arabs, will not go far towards Increasing the prestige or popularity of the nephew of bis uncle. Prospect ok a Gexerai. Bankrupt Law. ? We learn from Washington that the Bankrupt bill, in the course of a week or so, will come up for consideration in the House; that the measure will doubtless pass that body, and that its friends are hopeful that it will become a law before the adjournment of the present session. We hope they will not be disappointed; for the embarrassments of our business classes in con sequence of the war urgently call for the re lief of a general bankrupt law. A Question for Gkn. Butler to Settle ? Whether Loe shal I go over the James river to the support of Beauregard, or Beauregard shall come over to the support of Lee, or whether Beauregard shall be occupied by Butler while Grant is attending to Lee. Now is the time for General Butler, by holding fast to Beauregard, to divide the honors of the capture of Rich mond. I THE PRIVATEER FLORIDA. Her Arrival at Dlnrlliiiqut- ? Present Ap pearance Of Clie Corsair ? SUe Is In Itsrek of Coal, Ace. OUR MARTIN KjUK CORHRflPOKDCNC*. 8'DOonrk Frankun Bitix, os Urookiiavbr, 1 M AKT1MI.LB, April ItC, 1864. / I wag very much surprised (bis morning? having only arrived at this port yesterday? to see gleaming Id the pirate Florida. Sbe was not known at first, as ber flag was strange. I looked at It with my glass, for although I could see ber flag I could not recognize It It did not occur to me tbst It wag a rebel as I have seen their flag. Great was tbe excitement here. 1 was told it was an American, and it proved to be tbe Florid*. Her flag bad - a white ground, a red union and a blue cross, in which were stars. I could not count tbe sUrs as she laid off so far. I tried to gel a nearer view of ber, and for tbat pur pose went up IJte shore road about two or tbreo miles, wben I found she bad .slipped from the buoy and was anchor*! Wine tfit'.mce further out. 8be Is painted Clack, u >8 two ftli to am. kestarks and three mart.', with yards l!er bow had evidently been altered, tbe scroll work being removed, the shield remaining, and painted white wbero tbe scroll was romo.od. ll?r stsrn was off sfcor*. My observation;! were cut short, ae T ssw they wers inl coding to land some ono They lowered two quirter boats? which were painted white? and pulled for chore. I hastened to return , in hopes of getting at the iandlcg first, but was disappointed. I saw the crew, however, and must say they were not what one would btast of, besrlnc in their appearance the ott repeated assertion, "half siarved." Tliey were In good spirits, and con versedfwltb several of tbe bystanders wbo could speak Knglisb. The vessel h id put in hero for coal, b iv log been out on a cruise of three week*, and had only captured one? the ship Avon, of Boston, loaded with guano? which she hid destroyed. The Morlda has eighty five men, has poor coal, which she hoped to remedy by putting Id here. A I ranch and Kngilsli man of w <r passed about ibis Ume, ami oh how my heart swelled In hopes that one of these ml?ht prove to be sn American; but wo were disappointed Bonn the ofll cers made their appearance- ciptain and lieutenant. The captain was not a very agreeable looking man ? mlddlo aged, rather mean In appearance, and not calculated to win one's confidence or good opinion. Tho lleutcnniit was a much youngor man. and rather mors prepossessing In spp?artinre. Tlie uniform of the olOoers wjs jray , trlmn.ert s 'met king likn thitof the United States Navy, liiey soon hurrioi off, Tbe crew were boasting of tbeir oxploits. particularly in eluding the vigilance of the I'mted St i tog Navy. At Brest ths Florida passed the St. louls, and whlls so doing touched on a reef. and. thejr *ny, "under tbe very gun* of tbo Hi. Loafe" Tb<rs srs only three American vessels hsra now from Now York. Ihe Florida hag mule application to the Governor for coal, which up to tbis lime hss not been answered. It is impossible to gei any reiisble Informs lion of her future movements. This afternoon ber crew srs scattered throng b plans. Of course I cannot leave this place nnill she does, and wait tmiuitiently hor every dty shn lingers I must do the same We are In hopes of seel g one of our navy? Is iho prayer of us few Americans hero? before sbe gels away. Bword tor McGlsllaa. TO 1BR KUirOii 01- IHtt HRKALD. nsiPQCARTrns. To ( t.Vrn New Yons Tots., \ Bs* . ' ..May 11,1861. J As an evidence of l<li Mac's popularity among the ?en of my oommand, plots ? find one hundred and five doi'ars, their voluntary contribution towards purokasiog S sword for M*jor General Ge >rge B. IMCIellan. This sura was raised on lbs sventng of the 10th instant. Captain It. B Pt'RPY, Company K, One Hundred and Fifty-eighth Regiment Ksw York Yolunteors, Ue<ch Grove, Newborn, N. 0. to rm kditob or to< nittiip. Enclosed Qad fifty oenta from a child for Gsneral Mc Oteiian's sword. Hat II, lMd. TO TBI EDITOR OF Tin HBIULD. rosmrnu., Rensselaer CoMty , May 6, 1804. f|? ass Bad enoloeed |1 as a slight token of esteom for s brave aad aobie general, to be expended towsrds per e???i?g s swor J for Mm worthy, ths gallant chief, Lulls Mfc HIS military senilis, displayed from MM to time, has eodeai-ed Mm to ? csed shars s^tto ossmmmH^ la 8TATE COHVENTIOIIB. Tbe Ohio Union IUU CoartaUoa. Cdumsus, Ohio, May M, IMi Th? Union State Convention which assembled hers to day vu large and harmonious. All the oo unties la tbe State except iwo were represented. CoL T. R Soauty, of V m too county, *u elected Prori. dent. A vice president was chaaen from each Congres sional district. 0. A. Benedict , of Cuyahoga, was made secretary , with one assistant secretary from oach district. Luther Day, of Portage county, waa nominated by ao cl&raation for Supreme Judge for the (all term The rules were suspended, and Mr White, of Clark county, was declared the nominee for the short term Horace Wilder was nominated by acclamation to Oil the vacancy causod by the resignation of Judge Johnston. William Henry Smith, of Hamilton, was oominatod for Secretary of State; Colonel William ft Richardson, of Monroe, lor Attorney (ieneral; Colonel Moses Bailey, of Ktil ton, for Comptroller of the Treasury; pbtliip Horring, of AugUlze, for member ol the Board of l'ublic Works for the long torm; for Seuatorlal Electors, John 1'. Brlnehen, of lTowa county, and Joha A Bingham, of Harrison county. lhe following were e'octcd detonate? to tbe National Convention:? Mossra. W. King, ox-Uovernors Denuisou and Tad. Columbus Delano and G. V. Uorsey. Alter nates:? P. D. Bhryoclf, ol Zanesvllle; ft. B. bonier, of Cleveland; 1'. S. sb Ji ter, of Huron county, and Joseph Laud o, ol Brown county. Resolutions were adopted to sustain tbe government with men nnd money lu suppressing the rebellion; recom mending the nomluntion of Abraham Lincoln ; congratu lating tbe country on tlio success of our arms ; returning tbs'.iks to the army and navy; pledging ti e support of tbe Ohio Uniou men to lhe measures of the admiuistra* tloo ol Abraham Lincoln, and approving of the amend ment of tUo constitution so as to make all States Iree. IlUonls Union State Oonrentlon. fraiNOFiBLD, Miy 2$, 1884 The Republican State Convention met in this city today and made tho following nominations:? General Richard Oglcsby for Governor; Mr. Brass, of Chicago, Lieutenant Governor; S. Tyudale,or St. Clair, Secretary of State; J. N. Hsyne, of Alexander, Auditor; James C. Bev el idga of Kane, Teun.: Newton Biteman, Superintendent of Public Instruction; S W. Moulton, Congressman at large. Resolutions were adopted approving the acts of Administration in restricting by all force known to civllizcd wartaro tbe offort to destroy our national Union, cordially endorsing tho President's emancipa tiou proclamation as a legitimate measure; regarding the use of nogroes as ssldiorb as warranto 1 by the usages of civilized war; expressing tbe opinion that tho acts of ibe government have been In the main highly conducive to the suppression of the present rebellion, and cordUliy declaring that if Abraham Lincoln receive the nomina lion at Baltimore the Convention will give him a most hearty support. Illinois Republican State Gubernatorial Convention. Chicago, May 25, 1804 Tbe Republican State Convention held at Springfield to day nominated Major General Ogleeby for Governor on tbe first ballot. Tbe Kentucky Democratic State Con vention. louisvu.t.s, May 26, 1804. Tho Democratic Union Stato Convention met at ten o*olock at the Court Houoe. Hon. James Guthrie was made President, and Thomas S. Wallace Secretary. Four delegates at large and two from each Congressional dis trlct were appointed to represent Kentucky In tbe Chicago Convention, It was also resolved that an electoral ticket be seleoted on the same basis. In tne afteraoon session the electors and delegates were appointed. During tbe consultation of the Convention Colonel Frank Wolford addressed the assemb'y, eliciting the most entbuaiastio applause. Tbe convention at their evening session were occupied In tbe discussion of resolutions, theiesultof which has not yet transpired. Tho republican Convention met at neon at Mozart Hall. Ffty sIt oountle3 were represented and delopueg Irom twenty counties chosen who wore not present. Hon. G. W. Williams was appointed President, and Colonel A. G. Hodges Secretary. Among tbe prominent speakers were R J. Breckon rldgo, 8. F. PurUm, l.uolen Anderson and Judge Wil liams. Mr. Brcckenrldge told tbe Convention In his speech that if be wore appointed a delegate be should vote for Lincoln and nobody else, and was rapturously applauded. Allusions to President Lincoln and to tbe prospects of universal freedom by the speakers never failed to bring down the house. Mr. Breckinridge was appointed one of the delegates at targe. Two rrom each Congressional district were also appointed to represent the republicans of Kentucky at the Baltimore Conven tion. The Vonventlon passed tbe following resolution:? Resolved, That tbe Union men of Kentucky, In conven tion assembled, favor the preservation and malntatnance of tbe Uoion, the supremacy of the constitution and de struction ol the rebellion, without any regard to what these objects may cost Tbe proceedings of tbe Convention were harmonious and enthusiastic. Missouri Radios! Convention. JsrmsoN Citt, May 24, 1864. The Ridical Onnveotlon meets to-mnrrow. Quite a number of delegates have arrived to-day. It is said that a splritod debate will arise on tbe question of send iog delegates to Baltimore, a strong influence belcg ad verso to such a course, Cleveland being preferred. Arrival Of the Fourteenth Regiment of B ooHIJlt. A MiONIPIOINT RECM'TIOM UT TBI OITT AOTUORI I IKS AND PBOPLB. The surviving veteran* of tbe Brooklyn Fourteenth regiment, whose three rear*' term of service expired on the 19th Inst , arrived home laat evening, and bad a most magnificent reception by the authorities and the people generally. Ttaoy wore expected to arrive In the morning, but In consoquence or unavoidable delay at Baltimore, they did not reach Jersey City till near nine o'clock In the svon log. Tbo Common Council committee proceeded aa far as Klittbeth, N. J., from wbiob point they escorted them to the end of the route, wbere they embarked oa hoard the Union ferry boat Hamilton, on which they were con vcyed to Brooklyn, where they landed at ten o'clock pre ciseiy. This advent was announced by a salute from the city wharf by a battery of the Sevontiotb regiment, follow ed by tbe cbrerw < f n tut multitude which bad assent bii'O at i tie foot of Fulton Mr cot, to bid them welcome. Tbe veterans were escorted rrom Jersey City by tbe Thirteenth National Uuard, Colonel Woodward. Tbe city authorities, the military and the entire Fire Itepartmeut. turned out to receive thom, while pcrbtps one hundred thousand citizens lined the sidewalks along tbo line of march. Tbe procession formed on Fulton street, under dlreo tion of MitJor Genera' Duryea, In the following order Police, under clinrge of Inspector Folk Thirteenth rCKlmeot, Colonel Woodward. Veteran Sociotf of Ine Fourteenth, Colonel DeEevoioe. Fourteenth regiment, veterans, Colonel K. B. Fowier Twenty eightn regiment, Colonel Bennett. Twenty third regiment, Major Ward. Hotry vUl Ky iMlsfloii . M"J?r Spragu? Mayor and Common Council, In Qarrlagee. Fire Department of the Western District. Tbe Seventieth regiment. Colonel Cropsy, paraded la tbe arternoon, but were not in the procession. Fulton stroet wan ono dense mass of human beings from tbe forry to iho City Hail, scarcely any more oonld have been possibly crowded into it. Tbe Jam was so great that, notwitnsunding the excellence of the ar rangements, there w<<s great delay before they reached tbe llall. The enthusiasm wna ittenae; men and boys cheered In the street and ladiee waved their handker chiefs from tbe windows. The Fire repartmeui was drawn ap in line on one side of the street, and did excellent duty by keepiog the crowd back Had It not been for this precaution, It would have beeo exceedingly difficult to move. Nearly every bouse In the street was decorated with flags, and. in mmv institice*, appropriate mottoes of welcome were displayed, sorb as ?."Out of ibe Wilder nees, bravo fourte-uiu," and "From First Bull run to Bpottaylvania." With many i there. Meveral buildings were brilliantly illuminated, while la others the window* were tbrowo open and tbe gas lighted, whl< h, together with tbe biasing of rockets and Koman caudle?, made It sufficiently brilliant to enable the epectatora te nee what was goiniunand catch a glimpse or the returned votcrans, who were cheered lustily evory yaid tboy advanced. The routo oi the procession was through Fulton, Court, Atlantic and Kmiili street*, Fulton avenuo, Clinton ave nu? slid My l e avenue to Washington Park, at which point the bead o( tho column arrived about use o clock lhl? morning. It was Irom this park that tbe Fourteenth departed for the sent of war, under command of Colonel A M. Wood (ii'>w Mayor 01 Hrooklyu), and tbe then l.leutenaat Col nel, K B. Fowler, now Colonel, what re miiua o: tbem bick to the same place a'ler three ?ears absence l lace mat time tiicy nave participated In ?v?iy principal battle, from the lirst Bull ruu to npoti sylvanla. They originally numbered eleven l unar, d men. Ono eotn|Niny (ibe engineers), were discharged after the bailie of Bu i run, leaving the regiment pro|?er about nlno hundred strong. Ibey returned yesterday with one hundred and forty men, besides cfflcors. On arriving at Washington I'ark tbe realment was wel come. I borne, on tbe |*'t ol tbe elty, In a biief and a|v proprlate address, alter which tbey were dismissed, and, iho hour being late, tboy returned to tbelr homes. The reroptkm of tbe regiment was most thorough, hearty and maguliioeut. The ootlre oiijr turned nt to de them the honor they so rloh y deeei ved. Dam ov a 1'oliO* Otviow. ? Captaia Speight, of the Twenty-ninth precinct, yeeterday reported tbe death of Mr. John Elliott, late i f his f >roe. During tbe riots of last July deceased wat badly Injured, aad bad since been unable to do patrol duty. Mr. Blllott la represented as having been aa efficient officer and a good eltlssa. He bad been ooanoolod with the department far three years. DMi McOowan ? On Wednesday, May U, after a abort atek asas, Blum MoOowaa, aged Mysara. The relatives aad rrisad%or the family are respectful y Invited t? attend the faaeral, on Friday afternoon, at two o'ofok, from Mm -eeHsaade: fear unele, Neil Brewly, Ml .""IfcWU. .MM NEW8 ?ROM CUBA. ARRIVAL OF THE STEAMSHIP EAGLE. Lieut. Colonel Arguellei Arrived in Havana In Charge of Two United States Deputy Marshall. THB EXCITEMENT ON THE SUBJECT 8INGULAR HAIL 8TORM IN CUBA, &e., &?.. At. Tbe steamship Eagle, Capt. Adams, from Ha r ana oa (to 21st lost. , arrived at this port yesterday evening. Tbe Eagle was detained outside tbe Hook six boon tr fog. We are indebted to Purser Mathers for favors. Oar Corr??po?d?**?. Havana, May 21, 18#i 1h* Argyll# Affair- What U Said of It- CuxvtruX ** ingof Indignation ? Singular nailUorm?TKt Ov RMi JIvnUvilU Canard, ?Cc. A very unusual clrcaragtsnos has thrown this cotntnn nlty Into a fever of excitement each as haa not been wH nosacd here for along time. The stoamer Eagle, from Kew York, had scarcely arrived In the bay or Havana ?ben It was reported that Mr. Jose A. Arguelles, lato Lieutenant Oovornor ol Colon, In this Island, and wt""* name liaa lately appeared In eomo or the Now V pa pen. was a prisoner on board, In charge or two United States deputy marshals. At first no one would believe It; bat U proved to be ??IU true and the first feelings or astonishment an curl'slty wore soon changed to passionate Indignation to the minds ot all, whether native or foreign. I have cm versed with scores of persons, who had conversed wtU other scores, and find but one bontiment? tbat of strsag condemnation of the act. Naturally, many in circulation as to how and why he was arrested; but aH la pure conjecture, In the absenco of proof. One of the* tboorles attacks the United States government, and I find many who (Irmly believe tfcat Arguelles was surrenders* | by ordors from Washington. In support ot this It M argued that the presence or two United States deputy marshals is a strong circumstanoe, and that tbn acquiescence of the Acting United States Conaul hes? la another strong circumstance. In answer to the ob jection that there Is no extradition treaty between Spato and the United Statos, they answer that Arguelles bm been surrendered a3 a slave trader; that th e treaty > tot suppression of the slave trade might author* Cantata General Pulce In demanding bim, but that BoShtaC slio i Id the l otted Stales government to surrender a refuReo when there is no ?UTa<UUM treggr I to RomDel It Therefore, la the supposition ArgusueB hM ?e?n surrendered: the action or the government to denounced as infamous, while the I should bo called on to look Into tne matter themselves I ami urotect ihe reputation or the United States flag. Rcfcro nroceenlnu to give another version allow me to say a loV worsts Id re I j lion to the above the >ry t su* posoa the United btatcs govei ument lKLOrMtoriUowE I h?a for whether or not there bo a law authorizing tne I uurr^nder of slave tradei s, it cauuot bo said that every nan Is ao who only participates In tbo profits ot slaw ? adl. g. There is a dlllerence between a slave trader a* a onrticumtor In the profits, which every inan with U{* least uenmen must acanowledg*. Kvery P'*nt?' Island la a participator in tbo profits of ala\s trading; but It would bo absurd to call them all slave trader* U amounts to saying that every manwho own, ,t?*? vices or a bonJtman is a slave trader. In the case ? Areuelles two dl3iioot charges are made: Brst. thal M I received a bribe to permit ihe introduction or African^ I second, that he seized some of those Africans^ and aoto I ihiim for bis owo benefit. In neither cafe !? be i ?JJJJ trader, though In the second point \here " e ?6 ^22i ant fact: that the negroes on arriving here ?e teoWk 1 /*nii v frp<w- that 18, tliey euter tbe ranks of tnai ? clMi I Sows as emancivoAot, whose services are owned by t*> I government of tbe island, and can be bestowed, nonsl naily for eight years, but In reality Ibr!" I soever the government chooses. If this bestowal snows b? reqott^ by a pecuniary ,raua?l.on U MjB I remarkably like slave trading on tbe part of government; but yet I do not think tt o- be 1 So In selling these etnantu/xuiot, therefore, ArgoMM I ? do rau led the government of the services of tot mToy handa . wbicb were its property by rlght of capwr.. I wbllo tbe money which he received has nothing wha*. Aver to do with the principle; Tor, auppoee he had naage I a free girt or these negroea to sertiln of &la t r lends, wrtto I out receiving a dollar in return, he would have bees Ss&S-'swr- sssw-w^ag n%iM? renatoianotlMr Toraloa to t>. wUc? . ilES S5!? -5 Ml"* St.l? ,o,.mmooi M Ml ?? ! ii/it!'in thiL mysterious affair. It Is alleged tnat a largn sum or money ^ad been aent from Havana to Now Yesfc I to he spent in ollecttng iho capture of Arguelles; thiUt?? I moliato v after bin arreat, on the morums of the lltfc lust a frieod of bis called on the Chief or Police, who <to? o"?r'e'd he knew nothing about it, and ordered the I Kaglo to be aearched , that the prisoner wss the bavin a little steamer in the service of tbs govern ment in charge of I wo United States deputy marsbate, to whom he was dellvored by the United States Mur^hal ta I Now York, In person, that they obeyed the j>rd>ira^r^ eel ved, placed their prisoner on bo ?* I rirAiiininf to lb* captain ibe M a renal s wnu^ order and accompanied ib?ir prisoner te Haven* I If ihc'rhlef ot Police knew nothing about tbe arreat, t4s* I the men who acted porsonated po.iceinun and kldLapgeg Ar?uelles That the .learner was searched there caab# I ?a <imiht if the government bad ordered tbe enesfca I the Chief of Police would have known It and itbe atea?3 would not have been searched, neUber wo?fcJ ArgoelN. have been coiiveyed down tbe bay but wo"1^ have bessa I niaced nublioly onboard the Kagle at her wharf. T?g I danuties who accompanied him say tbat thoy I just arrlvod trom Washington city, oalled at tti? I ahal'a office to roport theinsolves, and wers immediate^ I ordered on this business, with instructions that If ik? I Cantain oi the Kj^Iu refused io roceive the prisoner. t>?r I wore not to roturn to tl)8 O'ty , but to remain gowk UM I bav until they received further orders. I Thts versloc strikes me as i^rtlcuiarly strong; bu? to I the obscurity In which the wholo *irair l* ? 14 t I nm in the liowor of any one here 10 dvolde whal Btwf II true. One ihlcg alone is csrUla, .that the i alTalr I nrobed to the bottom, and II Itbe proved thai ins i ?? has been v Moapped ho should be i 'eolalme.l at^aU I ia*nj. Ihe matter Is much discussed, and 1 hmtoMMMB I Ko mnnr to uko this or thst view wn.itevnr view i take I Intend to keep to myseii . the ooinions of others, aud only anx ous, in my stal^ ment to do injuatloe to no eno In n matter of such great ""fhl^st news of tbe late desperate battles In Virgtoto was reoolveS rrom Mobile by the steamers Denbigh aaA Unrv and caosod, naturally, considerable exclien?e?t. three d tys ago, with late D* w? from Jtea river, hmw Interesting theatre of the war. . ^ ?iwiswhs* The 1 Tollable gentleman" who arrivid iwmewie?? from Nassau or Bermuda, and pub lshed thseVtry of tfcj riorids having suuk the l?nhoai Hunisvlfis art another" was mistaken aa far as the HnnUvllleta de cerned. It was rather amuslog ,k thOll story in the Havana papers, with the remark thOie needed confirmation, when the -ery gunboat in ^ qMsUsto was In the Havana dry dock undergoing repairs. has since gon?' to sea. . , . - The transport Kntreprenante arrived here J*?t ' with a Urge number or troops <w bn>r< I , France? their term of service having expired The 8pa?. lab mall steamer from Verafrua, due here ,n**t w*e?. will probably bring Intelligence of the arrlval of ttoejaeW Kmperor, wUb, It Is now supposed, will not touok as Awkward as It may appear to apeak about au eh s snto teet aa ihe weather, I muat really say eometblng on that inatvoraal toplo, tor we have been having very elag?ler ?eTuier a l through this month till wl.bln the laat f? 80 cool a rawnlb of May has never bssa eiMr?enMd by the oldest inhabitant or tbe Island. Mr the^ benefit of the soleotiiis and the diffusion of useful k^iowledtfo I think It should be known that on ihe 4ifc fn.Zni ?t the hour ef one o'clock in the aftor a**.* bail Hto'rm deluded the town or twueti aplritu*' _'*twg Bn,.< lr0IB an immons? could be seen m from tbe aea, an rewrted from tbla visitor; but the hVll' aWm did arrest amount of -m-sh-. wlnrt*ws Tr?t trees, levelling fences sugar caas and to. bXbaSgePh?r5Bb?" t3Wr-W. b,t0? tbui morniug attt a 40 per cent discount. City latelll|tn??. Mmmo or ms Stats Asbotiatxd I'?w?.-Ths New Tor* State Press Association are to meet at t .e Astir House to morrow This association is compass-1 .if sll the leading SIperX^Tol ttj^vaie outsifle ihe cities of New York and Urooklyn. Tna Ntmrii Natioru.!: ^! -Tbs now baoV.og ro<r, ? ? tbs Ninth National corntr of FiHnklln Stiss' Broadway, were formally opened yeeterJar SSiSSl T? ? "W". ""?? *???"?> B\l)utober and others. ^ ^ on anas' Oohtwhoh.? 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