Newspaper of The New York Herald, June 25, 1864, Page 4

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated June 25, 1864 Page 4
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AMERICAN THEATRE. No. 444 Broadway.? Ballnts, I ANTI 'M luca. if IB LBS UU1CS. AC. ?Ma. AND M US. PsTEB ?? II SALLE DIABOL1QUE 683 Broadway.?Roeiar Hbllbb IKYING HA Lb, Irving place.?Stbbboptiook. BROADW AT ACADEMHolbaN'S.-La SCHNAM pi la ?Uor h Diauonu NEW YORK Ml'SKUM OF ANATOMY. BIS Broadway ttl.lOMTIku AM) Lbctdkbs. lrom HI M. till 1UP. M. HOfYLFT*8 OPERA HOUSE, Brooklyn Bmortan fONCS. DaMIS, HuRI-B'tiUBS, Ac. WITH SUPPLEMENT. New York, Saturday, Jane 35, 1864. THE LIST OF LETTERS. The List of Letters remaining in the Post Office will be found in the SupplementEbect, or on the tenth page. THIS ElTUATIOIf. lo tbe absence of official news from the War Depart, mant we have some very interesting information from the army of G- erai Grant, tbuwtog that some aotlve opera tions have been going on, the precise nature of which we are not in possession of, but which are no doubt calcu lated tn embarrass the enemy. Tbe Second army corps had a fight with the enemy on ItL'sd ?y, in which the rebels for ? time got tbe advan tags and captured four guns, which were afterwards re liken. O mora! R. S Toner has g'-ne on an expedition up tbe James riv-r, under t! e protection of the gunboats and Iron cini , hieu it if re so bie to expect, will make re mark in ibe advance on Richmond On tbo 22J tbe enemy shelled our gunboats, but tbifr batteries were soon silenced Our c rrcFpcnd" is* sccounts of all tbe events transpii* Ins nrourd >ur ..runes up to tbe latest dates will be found highly lulerc tm/. lie rctei ac ounts of General Hunter's attack upen Lynchburg, *li cb claim a defeat ot the Union troops and tbe capture of a large p rlion of General Hunter's forces, are glveu in another column. Skirmishing and CjibiiDg on Frio y and Saturday arc reported, and a gcu erai engagement vraa oufced for on Sunday. By tbe arrival o! tbe eteanisbii Columbia from New Orleans ?e learn that tbe rebel Roncral Klrby Smith was reported to beiro'Stng tbe Ited river with bie forces. CONOR ESS. In tbe Senate yesterday a bill waa introduced amenda tory of the net regulating tbe grade of line officers la tbe navy, Tbe Senate, in accordance with tbe recommenda tion of tbe Conttreuce Committee, receded from its amendment* to the bill providing r?r tbe repair and pre eervation or certain public works Tbo bill authorizing tbe Secretary of tbe Treasury to bave pub ished and I to shipmasters, at cost, maps, coast charts and nautical b > k?, win- pissed. Also, tbe bill to Increase telegraphic fa I Ms be worn tbe Atlantic and Pacific Slates and ldan.> "territory. Tn?- new four hundred million loan bill was received from the House and reforreA to the Finance Committee. Tbe bill to rernlate mterooureo between the loyal una disloyal S -tes was oonside ed for lone time, and ibon laid over till to day. A resolution waa adopted inquiring of tbe rroaidenl wbetbor authority baa been gireu t.y tbe government to aay portroa to induce men to emigrate from Ireland or Canada for tbe purpose of entorfig our army or nary. Tbe Library Committee was instructed to report on tbe expediency of having compiled a catalogue of all publication! la reference to the rebellion A bill was reported from the Post Office Commute? providing for eals-ies for postmasters Id lieu of;commissions. Mr. Hale Ineffectually endeavored to fa trodtice a resolution of inquiry In r >gard to tbe progress made In tbe o-inatruclion of tbe gunboats ordered in 1802. Tne bl.i making appropriations for various civil purposes was then taken up la Committee of tbe Whole. Among various approbations stricken out were those of twnty thousand dollars for converting tbe Old Hall of Representative* into a gallery for statuary, and of sixty three thousand lotflrs for tbe Columbia Institute fo be Dm', Domb end BUnd. An amendment was adopt-d appropriating fifty thousand dollars to build a custom b< u -o in Portland, Utm? The bill wae laid aside with' ot receiving final actios. Tbe Foreign Re attune C mmittee were instructed to report whether additional legislation t< nee ted relative to our treaties with Colom bia Ibe Pension bill was diacu sed for some time, but oo defluito acti m on It waa taken A long debate took place over tne M scellaneoue Appropriation bill, Mr Sum oer wishing to licorporatc In It a aw tion pr blbitlng the ooitslei.* Slavs trade; bat tbn Re..ale adjourued with >nt either deciding on Mr. Summer I proposition or approach ing a vol* oa tbe bill. in tbo House of Representatives bills were passed f r oarrylr.g into sTV-ct the treaty with (.real Brill in for the aettlrn)nnt of the title of tbe Hudson Ray and Pugot Bound Agricultural Company, an 1 to enable tbe New York Assay Office to noako more prompt returns for da poalta la bullion. Resolutions were adapted confirming the titles to tbe teats occupied by them o' John 0. Sootl, rop'stent log tbe Third Miteourl district, end Leonard Myere sod Russell W Thayer. Representative* iromths Third aod Flfti. Pennsylvania districts respectively Tbe Baurte bill amondaCory of the Pacific Railroad aod Tele graph act waa disease- d for some time, most of the emeodmeote offered b ing rejected, and It wae tbeo laid fcver Tbs Senate bill for a cavy yard aod naral depot at Oilro wae lakeo up, end there wad c milder ah la de Law ovar H. Fin illy It was amended so as to provide iaf the vp^miueui u a aotamiaaiua Id retort to the out of fongress upo? t be moot suitable location ou Wentern ?ate a for ouch a caul llahroent, and, without transacting war other business, the House ad journed. MISCELLANEOUS NEWS. Our European fllee by Ibe Alrioa and North Amartoaa, dated to th? lltb of June, contain some vary lotereetiug details of the telegraphic news roporta from Caps R'oe and Halifax. A full report of tbe debate which took place In the Eng lish Ho iso of Lord* relative to the al.eged eulisiment of British subjects m tho American army is publish >.l m the Hi a*ij' to day. It will be seen that the Marquis of Clau ricarde and Lord Brougham hinted at tbe possibility Of ao allied Anglo treucb intervention la our war ailairs. Tbe French people were wild ^ta excitement at the fact that tbe rrenoh horse Yermoft won tbe great prize or Parts |lbo French Derby), beatiug tba famous English b>rso Blair AtboU Naooleon himself saluted tbe French racor wilb uncovered hotd after tbe victory. M Delamnrre, the owner ol tbe winner, made a present to Kitchener, the jockey who rode Verraout, of ?200. U la reported that the Jockey won as much as ?700 by beta oa Uta own account. A copy of the Matamoro a Pandrrn National contains the communications tent by Colonel Duptn to the Inhabi tants of Panucn, In which he oommaods them to furnish htm with two bundred muskets sad foriy horses, or forty thousand dollars lust end. In case of non-compliance with these orders he would command tbe town to be entirely destroyod. The Inhabitants, not being able or willing to comply with tba demand, bad to abandon the town to tba Invaders. Tbe ammo paper, in Its Issue of tbe 28th elt., contains also the communications from Captain V. Jonvert to Governor Cortina*, inviting him to vary per suasive terms to Join tba Intervention, to wblcb the Governor replies In a polite note, tbat not even for a mo ment will he deviate from tbat path wblcb, as a soldier and a Mexican, ha Is bound to follow. Tbe Port au Prince (Hayti) Opinion .Yaffenale, In Its lasuo ol tbe 11th Inst., says tbat cotton la at preseut ob tained In remarkably large quantities in many parts of tbe republic, and tbat, such are the prospects for its pro* duciion in tho future, tbey think tbat in a few years It will be the principal article of exportation. Coffee will then range second to It. The Maryland Constitu'lioal Convention, which la in Be aton at Annapolta, yesterday adopted an article pro vtding that hereafter slavery shall not exist In tbe State ?of Maryland, and declaring rrea all persons now bald as slaves. The Board of Aldermen met yesterday afternoon and transacted considerable busiDoss. A resolution was of fered by Alderman Cnipp, declariug tbe Fort Gansevoort properly open for market purposes, and calling upon tbe Street Commissioner to have tbe grounds laid out. City Inspector Boole sent in a communication In reference to the fat boiling nuisance, and suggested that tho Board or Hoaltb would take immediate measures to abate tbe evil. A communication was received from tbe Mayor In refer ence to certain items of information desired by L. L Doty, Chief of tbe Bureau of Military Statistics at Albaoy, and urging upon tba Common Council ibe necessity of furnlsblag aucb contributions to tbe historical rnd tts tiaiical records as they might deem proper. A motion to appropriate $600 for a portruit of ox Mayor Opdyke was lost Tor want of a constitutional vote. After dispoatng of a bitch of papers from the Koura of Councilman, tho Al dermen adjourned until Thursday next, at two o'clock. Tba Board of Councilman held a special meeting yes terday afternoon, and transacted a large amount of rou tine business A resolution was adopted, over the Mayor's veto, authorizing the Street Commissioner to furnish tbe several police justices with suitable badges. They also adopted a resolution, notwithstanding tba ob jections of Mayor Guntber, directing the Corporation Counsel to take tba necessary legal measures to open a number of streets In tba upper part of tba city. A reso lution from tbe Board of Aldermen, requesting tbe ap pointment of a joint special committee ta celebrate the approaching anniversary of our national Independence, waa presented. Mr. J aquas moved to insert tbe sum of $10,000, which was lost, and tbe resolution aa originally offered (leaving the sum blank) was adopted. A lengthy discussion occurred on a motion to appropriate tbe auiu of $1,000 to an industrial aobool In Forty-second street, in charge of one of tbe Sisters of Coarlty, which waa amend ed by a resolution to give tbe Coildron's Aid Society tbe same amount. Tondlng the discussion, tbe Board ad Journed. Tbo proceedings in the General Sessions jrgtsrdav were inlcreeting, as will be seen by our full report elsewbero. A motion to remove the indlctmeots against Marshal Mur. ray ana nta asau-iams, for tne kidnapping of atiimaw, to tbe United Slates Circuit Cour', was argued by Messrs. Evarla and Brady for tbe defendants, a d District Attor ney Hail and Judge I'arker for the people. A decision I will he rendered no Wednesday, tbe 6tb of July, wbicb, if averse to tbe defendant*, followed by an applica tion to qoasb too Indictments. Tbe famous Clancy libel suit was postponed till September, against tbe earnest protest cf the ubiquitous Count Joannes. Tbe Grand Jury were discharged for the term, and submitted a reso lution to tbo affect that It was inexpedient to examine into tbe action of tbe genera! government as to tbe sup pression of tbe n'o Id and Journal of Commerce news paj-ers for publishing tbe IT ward bogus proclamation. Mr. Hall announced bis intent ion to submit tbe matter to tbo next Grand Jury ?f tbe Gcreral Sessions in tbe care of the Coiled Stntes against Isaac Bender son, rta irgod with ivalfuaBincs In < fllee while Navy Agent of tbe port o Now Yurk, no cxamiualion was had yester day. Tbe matter stands postponed indelinitely, or ratber until Mr. Heudersoo ari ang-.-s bis uflairs and can prepare bis defence. Tbe case or the United States against Madame Henrietta Placbi. for making a false return as to tbe amount of her Income t > tbo assessor, was yesterday dlsoutinued by Comrnissioaer Osborne, who received from the collector a notification that the matter bud been arranged to the satisfaction of tbe United states authorities Tbe appoal from t'.ie order made at special term of the Court of Common Pleas in the case or Stephen T. Clark vs. James Brooks and others, directing tbe issues of fact raised by the pie dings t> be tried by a Jury, was argued yesterday In tbe general term by Mr. Cram on tbe part of the plaintiff", and Mr. McKeon on tbe part of tbe dc fejco. i?ocision reserved. Commercial affairs were very irregular yesterday, and owing to the radical differences in tbe hourly quotations of gold 'here was no disposition to operate. Both foreign and domestic merchandise were dull and nominal. Cot ton was without decided change. Petroleum was irregu. lar Crndo waa batvy; but leQued was firmer. On 'Change tbo movement in tbe leading staples was to a fair extent; but tbe markets were generally heavy and a little off, except In pork and beef, which were very firm. Tbe grocery market was without important change. Trnt Siioddt Paktt Falun a to Piuces.? Tbe President's Cabinet commenced quarrelling soon after they were appointed over the divi sion of tbe offices, and have continued their wrangle ever since. Tbe contest between tbem baa been growing more fierce and bitter ever sinco, until it has finally reached an open hos tility. It has extended to tbe followers and friends of each Cabinet minister. The result Is that the party is divided and split into fac tion* engaged in fighting tbo battles of tbeir superiors with all manner of ohargee and vitu peration in regard to the corruption of each other. It is a wrangle over the spoils, and an exhibition of tbe dirty work, the robbery, plunder and malfeasance of each, resulting already in a series of arrests. They have been luxuriating upon shoddy until at last they are like tbe articles whose names they bear, and are splitting and Milling to pieces, thus proving that they are shoddy in ' their length, shoddy in their breadth, shoddy from head to foot, shoddy in their organization, and reek with shoddy all over. The Cabinet Picmnr.s.?A few days since Mr. Lincoln called at the studio ot tbe artist engaged in painting tbe Cabinet group, and a<ked how he was getting along with the happy family. The artist informed him that he was progressing finely, and would soon have it com pleted. Mr. Linooln, after looking it over and scanning closely the arrangement of tbe group, expressed his adtniratlbn of the work. "Yes," says the artist, "it will be a fine painting, and as soon as 1 get It completed I intend to travel through the country mid exhibit it." "What," siys 1, ncoln, "exhibit that aii over the coun try? It will ruin my chances for re-election. Everybody expects mo to change my Cabinet."' PiUrsbari att? HtrhMad-Hot W ork ltii|.??riaiiit Moveuicutat Af>?ot. Our accounts received tsiuoe yesterday morn ing from tbe James river are very interesting aud suggestive. Tt.ey show that active fight ing has been resumed on an extensive scale, and that the movements of General Great's forces are calculated to gira the enemy con siderable anxiety and abundant employment. From the brief details before us of the night fight of the 22d, we cannot determine whet er tbe Union troops engaged were moving by their left flank around the south side of Peters burg or for tbe passage of tbe Appomattox below the town. We are inclined to the opinion, however, that these movements now in progress comprehend the separation of Petersburg from North Carolina and all the Statos below, the separation of Richmond from Petersburg, and active operations against both oities, by land and water, so far as practicable, at the same time. At what point tbe rebel army will be or has boen first required to develop its strength in the defence of Its indispensable lines of subsistence is a matter of doubt, which will probably be dis closed during the day. General Foster's James river expedition, in conjunction with tbe iron clads and gunboats of Admiral Lee, may be expected to play a conspicuous part in the grand programme now in the coarse of fulfilment. It will require s more powerful robel column than can be spared, without abandoning the south side, to dislodge General Foster from the north bank of the James river, with his troops under cover of our gunboats; while, if bo is not dislodged, bo may very soon, in conjunction with the navy, work his way up into Richmond. The late consultation of General Grant with Ad miral Loe on board bis flagship is thus satisfac torily explained. Our powerful James river squadron is not to stand idly looking on any longer at this great struggle for tbe capital of Rebeldom, but is pushed forward as a substan tial reinforcement of tbe army. In the same connection, the operations of General Hunter's foroes, at and around Lynch burg, arc already beginning to be felt, and are much dreaded at Richmond. General Loo is not in a condition to lose, without suffering se verely, the sources and depots of supplies com manded by Lynchburg; but if be has weakened Richmond for. the purpose of saving Lynch burg and overwhelming Hunter ths result will probably prove this movement to bo only a repetition of Bragg's disastrous experiment of last autumn for the capture of Knoxvillo. A very few days now, wo think, will materi ally advanoo the work of tbe oampaign against Petersburg and Richmond, front, flanks and Who Kii.t.kd Cock Rodin??Tite (^.d Jacortn3 and THE New on Currency.?The old Jacobins in the Froncb Revolution issued, under the authority of the National Convention, and to the tune of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity, an immense amount of paper money as iignats," "mandate,"all of which deoreased in value in proportion to the extent of the various issues, until the whole mass of the cur rency, unlike the money that FalstalT admired, had no "purchase in it." No doubt it was very unpatriotic in the dull French tradesmen and mercenary venders of eatables and wearables not to take the Convention'^ promises to pay in exchange for their good, at anything like rea sonable rates*, but atlU they would not do it. To remedy this difficulty the Convention pro ceeded to flx tho prices. It made laws com pelling the butcher, the baker and the candle stick maker to exchange their goods for cur rency at fixed rates. This extinguished the last little sparks of vitality that were in the currency-killed it at once and forever. The new Jacobins, fighting under the cry of Liber ty, Equality and Fraternity for tho nigger, have flooded our country with a currency still a little better than that France was flooded I with. But it begins to look dreadful in com ! parison with the values of necessary article*; and so the Jacobins have come forward with a I gold bill as a remedy. This is the first attempt I to flx prices, and it unfixes prices, of course. And wo are told by tho financial friends of the government that if matters continue to grow worse they will fix the prices or all necessary articles by law?just as tho old Jacobins did in France. That of course will finally finish the currency, and we will come back to gold and silver once more, as France did. The Obstrcction of tub James River. Wo are satisfied that tho statement that tho ships sunk in the James river were sunk by order of General Grant?so far as that statement can possibly relievo tho N avy Department or Ad miral Lee of responsibility in the matter?ia not true. General Grant required the Navy Department to make suah arrangements in the Jatnca river that bis communications would be absolutely safe, lie foresaw that if such ar rangements were not made the rams might at any time imperil the safety of his army, just as the Merrimac might at any time have im perilled General MoClellan's army if be had gone up the James river. Tho Navy Depart ment admits that it cannot render the James river eafe In any other way than by obstruct ing the channel, and obstructs it. In Ibis way it oonatrues the obstructions to be put there by General Grant lie requires tho navy to make the river safe. It does it by sinking ships, tnd, as if there were no better way to make tho river safe, says that General Grant required it to do so. Fremont Ratification Mistino.?Tho as tounding developments and official corruptions which have just been brought to light, as one of the sequels to the Cabinet quarrels, must give additional strength and impetus to the Fremont movement. The Fremont and Coch rane ratifioatioa meeting, on next Monday night, comes qulto opportune, and will, no doubt, be swollen to a large assemblage by the masses of the republican party and the people, who can not fail to look with disgust' and boiror over the recent developments of malfeasance in office by the officials in tho present administra tion?sncb as have caused the arrest of the Navy Agent of this port. This, howsver, Is only a drop in the bucket as compared with all the nefarious work that has been carried on. Let, therefore, the friends of Fremont and Cochrane strike while the iron Is hot. Greeley a Lohbt Aobiw.?Greeley is out In a letter in response to the charges of Thur low Weed, and again prates about his purity, sod announces that he severed his partimr Sbtp with Weed because the latter was a lobby operator. This is certainly cool, oven in this hot weather. It is well known that Greeley has been nearly all his life engaged In lobby business. Look at his free wool, Fort Dev msinea copper mines, gun contracts, and his numerous efforts at Albany, with his advocacy of the Broadway railroad in 18hl- In fact Greeley, in his reply to Weed yesterday, ad mits that be l)aa been engaged in the lobby business, but that Weed has always beaten him. In foot the only difference between him and Weed is in this respeot: Weed has always been successful, while Greeley has always been defeated, and has lost nearly all his money by lobby schemes and copper speculations. lleClellwii sad Perleles. McClellan has achieved a victory over his op ponents which few of them can with honor disavow. If he has not entirely vanquished them, they have shown that ho has disarmed them, in an important degree, by their absence of abuse in relation to bis late great achieve ment in the field of oratory. Prone as his ad versaries have beon to assail him with viru lence and ill-disguised bate, torturing every act of bis publio life Into some hideous purpose of self-aggrandizement, if not actual treason against the republic, the most malignant of his accusers are dumb in their oriticisms of, if they do not applaud, bis late truly eloquent ora tion at West Point on the occasion of selecting a monumental site for our warriors slain in the rebellion. They have found that his principles, as there enunciated, are suoh as cannot be as sailed without a gross violation of every ele ment of truth and honesty, and that, based upon the merits of this great discourse alone, if not upon many other noble acts, the fame of McClellan, both as asoldior and an ora tor, hAs become imperishable. While reading this oration one is naturally and irresistibly led back to the classical times of antiquity. It is like sailing upon a pleasant and easy flowing river downwards to those ages when orators were demigods, and at the same time realizing that these are scenes of our own day the young orator is describing. The language, the solemn occasion, remind us of the period when one of the noblest ora tors and statesmen of ancient Greece delivered a similar discourse in a su burb of the then proud city of Athens, "the schoolmistress of Greece." It recalls to mind, as a parallel, the renowned funeral oration uttered by Pericles at the pub lic interment of Athenian warriors who had fallen during one of the Feloponnensian cam paigns. As that oration has been described by historians as onq of the most memorable relics of antiquity, so will this oration by McClellan be recognized by the present day and in future times as one of the most eloquent and touching discourses that the awful civil war in which we are plunged has evoked. A portion of it, as has been said of the oration of Pericles, must be commonplace?a characteristic of all speeches composed for a similar occasion. Yet in his details and narrative, in his allusions to the loss of so many of his beloved and heroic companions in arms, McClellan clothes his ideas with a richness of drapery and a simplicity of language that enchant the reader. Again will a parallel with the discourse of Pericles be ap propriate. As the Athenian's discourse has been pronounced''comprehensive, rational and full not lees of sense and substanee than of earnest patriotism," so will the oration of McClellan command the admiration of the patriot and scholar for the high and statesman like views it expresses, whether referring to the causes that produced the war, the necessity of maintaining the Union, the progress of tho nation under its beneficent constitution, to those "series of polltioil leaders who to the highest abilities united the same spirit of con ciliation which animated the founders of the republic;" or whether the orator pronounces a wholesome and dignified sentiment which will become a maxim worthy the greatest of Roman or Grecian orators, like the following:?"Re bellion against a government liko ours, which contains the means of scl^adjustment and a pacific remedy for evils, should never be con founded with a revolution against a despot'c Power which refuses redress of wrongs." Or when, in his beautiful tribute to General Scott, he refers to him as "a living column of granite, against which have beaten in vain alike the blandishments and storms of treason;" or when ho mentions the name of the same groat old hero as one which "will ever be one of our proudest boasts and most moving inspirations. In long distant ages," he continued, "when this incipient, monument has become venerable, moss-clad and perhaps ruinous: when the names inscribed upon it shall seem to those who pnusc to read tbem indistinct mementoes of an almost mythical pastjBthe namo of Winfield Scott will still be clearly cut upon the memory of all, like the still fresh carving upon the monuments of the Pharaohs." Or, near his concluding words, where he unites sublimity of language with the purest and most exalted of sentiments:?"At Buch a time as this, and in such a struggle, political partisanship should be merged in a true and brave patriotism which thinks only of the good of the whole country. It was in this cause and with these motives that so many of our comrades have given their lives, and to this we are all personally pledged in all honor and fidelity. Shall such devo tion as that of our doad comrades be of no avail? Shall it be said in after ages that we lacked the vigor to oompioto the work thus began? That after all theso noble lives freely given wo hesitated and failed to keep straight on until our land was saved? Forbid It, Heaven, and give, us firmer, truer hearts than that. Ob, spirits of the valiant dead, souls of our slain heroes, lend us your own indomitable will, and if it bo permitted you to commune with those still chained by the trammels of mortality, hover around us In the midst of danger and tribulation; cheer Jthe firm, strengthen the weak, that none may (foubt the salvation of the republic and the triumph of our grand old flag." We donbt whether in his subllmest periods Pericles ever surpns?ed In eloquence and power this touching and boautlfal apostrophe. But the diicourse is throughout a nnatorpicco of oratory, clothed In languags noble, yet simple and natural. It thus again, like the oration of Pericles, forms a strong contrast with the jejune though eloquent rhetoric of other haranguos; and av such, to come down from the past to tho present age, and compare it with the efforts of the most scholarly as well as the most silvery orator of our day, Edward Everett, It equals even that famed orator in regard to statesmanlike views, in the terseness .rod beauty of language, In the superior ele-. ments of a devoted patriotism, In simplicityr?f style that commends its meaning roadily, to the most ordinarj comprehension, and Ifi its pure, natural and touohlng tones of dfrotion to the departed dead It rqnaia Everett in his most d? aster It oratorical oouceptlojai and It deeerree, like the fueral dk'eoaree of Periolee, and thoee remaluiuf to us fro* Plato, and Demosthenes, and Lysias, the honorable dis tinction of an orer living possession, not a mere show piece for the moment. , . Thi Democratic Dbomios.?It seems there j are two Democratio National Committees?one headed bj August Belmont, representative of the highly respectable banking house of Rotchs cbilds, In Europe, and the other by the Hon. Tom Florenoe, ex-member of Congress from Penn sylvania. One is the Dromio of Ephesus, the other the Dromio of Syracuse. It seems, further, that a third oommittee has made its appearance, beaded by Fernando Wood, who might be called the Dromio of Bloomiogdale. So do the demo cratic Dromloe multiply. What will be the consequence! It will be strange if the oountry does'not go entirely to pieoes. Belmont re presents the great banking and moneyed Interests of Europe, and it is well known that the sympathies of capital and the aristocraoy tbore are against this country. Who is more likely, then, to put in the entering wedge to our destruction as a nation than the represen tative of these classes now living among us, and who is "up to his shoulders" in all the political schemes and intrigues of the day? Maximilian and Maxzolenl. The favorite tenor, Mtzz >lenl, has boen engaged to in augurate a splendid season of Opera in Mexico, to whleh capital he will soon talco bis departure, accompanied by a number of favorite artists. Maximilian, who baa to loan curate the empire, will find his task much more difficult than that of Hazzolenl. The tatter's great talent will captivate tbe ears of the Mexicans much moro readily and effectively than will tbe promises and aasuranoes of the former. Maximilian will run bis engagement as long as It pays, however, and so, doubtless, will Mazzoieul, and were we Inollnod to lay a wager on tbe endurance of the reign of these rivals we should back the tenor He has much the advantage of Maximilian, who can only ap pear in one role, that of Emperor, while Maazolenl can be by turns sovereign or slave, knight or priest, Christian or Infidel, Jew or Geuttle. He may dazzle by his splen* dor or win by bis simplicity. And when he shall hare appeared as Glauc>, In lone, we may safely predict that he will have won the unanimous allegiance of tbe Mexi cans; and that Is more than Maximilian will be likely to accomplish. Heller wrens Spiritual Humbugs. ITelior continues his triumphant career. Killed with the importance or his task?mat of exposing humbug and demonstrating to what extent human ingenuity may roach without spiritual agency?he surpasses all bis for* mer efforts and makes the ixpott sweeping and unanswer able. He combines with bis tricks?tbe one more won derful than the other?doscrlptive and argumentative talent or no mean order. In fact, be betrays lu his per formances a variety of rare accomplishments. As a wizard be is lar ahead of CagliMtro. His eloquence is really quite Clcoroncan. His Jokes are far better than Old Abe's, inasmuch as they aro tit for oars polite. Then as a pianist he is roillr remarkable, while, to cap tbe ell max, be expound< spiritual matters as well as Luther or Calvin, havlug become deeply imbued with the wisdom of tho Hlmtostiuee Vogh ea. All the wonders of Heller's performances are to be witnessed nizhily at bis place, next to that wonderful fruit store in front of the Metropolitan Hotel, kept, it Is said, by a descendant of the great Rembrandt. Be that as It may, next door 10 ihat shop is Heller's, and there ne plays tricxs and the piano, mikes good jukes and ex prates spiritual m -diums and such humbugs. Those who wish to see the Davenport business surpassed, and by no spiritual aid, should go to Hellor's. Music In Ui? Park. The Peik Commissioners announce that there will be musio at the I'arlt, on the Mall, this arteruooo, at four o'clock, oy tho l'ark baud, under the leadership of H B. Podwurth, if the weather b line. The following b the programme: ? PAST I. 1. Tark March H. B. Dodworth >. Overture to Vampa Ihrotd 8. Auvtl Chorus, irom II Trovwtoro Ver.ll 4. Elizabeth Scnottwch 11. B l)od worth I'ART II. 5. Quick March, from Luc.ozia Borgia Ikml/eltl 0. Overture to Kraue Jugo* Itoi li'-z 7. Rondo Finale, from the I) .ughter of St. Mark?"J ho? o Is no human joy" Balie 8 Grand Selection from II Flauto Mojioo Mozart PART III. 9. The Veteran's March Itamm 10. Waltz Helming strublen Lanuor 11. Aria Irom I Lombard!?"Quzl Prodi 'io " 18. Weird Polka H. a Pod worth National Potpourri. Commencement ot St. Mary's Academy. The annual commencement or St. Mury's Academy,-con duclod by the worth? Meters of Charity, and situated In East Broadway, nour Jefferson street, look place yesicr day a'tomoon, in the large building inMulnon atieet formerly known as tho Rutgers Institute. The oxercisiea were conducted in the largo hall ot the socmd story. A blsbiy respectable auditory, mostly composed or ladioa, Qlled tho hall. At three o'clock the exercises commenced. Among the clergy present on tho occasion were the following.?Very Rev. Father Burrs, V. Q. and Administrator of the Ploceso; Res. Fathers Itoyco and Brlad.v, of St. Teresa's church; Arcbdeac n McCarron and Rev. Father Karrc.l.of Pt. Mary's; Rev. Father Brennm, of St. .lames'; and Iter. Fall.or Outran. Among the laity were Junius llooto, Captain Goodwin, Edward Scully, Esq., Philip Lyons. Esq., Mid others. The following programme was gone through with:?. Murehe du Sacro, (duo, two pianos) Meyorneer Misses 41 A Goodwin, A. Doughoi ty, A. UHtnarun, Kileu Rice. Joy, Joy, Freodom To Pay, (chorus). ."Gipeey Warning" I'RRSHMS. Fete dos Gondoliers, (duo, two pianos) flowitt Misses T. Goodwin, Kllcn Rice, M. J. Kollly, Kleanor Rice. Drift My Baik, (chorus) Kenekur rrauvn. Potpourri, (duo) Weisa Misaes M. K. lacy and F.licn Rice. Fairy Bowers, (oborua) Glover panfulmsi Melodies Celeste, (duo, two pianos) Roesellon Misses C. Piny the, A. Dougherty, 1'. Goodwin, M. 3 m y the. "Bury Me in the Huoshlne," faolo) .? Turner mxmicms. II Bsclo, (duo, two pianos) Ketlerer Misses. A. Ullmartln, M. A. Goodwin, C. Smyths, M. Amy the. Voices of the Night, (voeai duel) Glover pa Ran ma Grand Caprice Hongrols, (duo, two pianos) Ketlerer Misses A. Doughorty, M. A. Goodwin, T. Goodwin, Ellen Rice. . Fantisla Miss M. K. Lacy Taylor O Hull Us, Te Free, (chorus) Krnanl Considerable proticiency waa exhibited by all the young lediea attache! to this line Institution, end where everything waa excellent It would be hardly fair to par ticularise natuea. The eifsters In charge ot St. Mary's Academy may well be prond'of yoeterdny's exhibition At I be conclusion of tne exercise Rev. Father Starrs de livered a abort discourse highly complimentary to the young lady pupils, and also to thalr teachers. Ha was followed by Archdeacon MoCarron In his usual terae, elo quest and witty style. This closed the exercises. Tlx* Alluded Navy Frauds. CN1TBD STATES COMMISSIONS It'fl OFF'tCNl Before Commissioner Bella. Jowl 24.?7*4 f/nv'sd State* againit Itaae TTenderton.? The examination la ibis case, which waa expected to come off te-day, stands postponed, but without a day as yat being Ixed for lb hearing. Mr. llondersou baa claimed the right of a preliminary Investigation Into the charges preferred against him In the affidavit of Joseph L. Savage, and It le to allow him lima to arrange his af faire aod looms into court prepared with hie defer** that the postponement bag been made. to nra anrros or tui iisrald. Sis?1 have ta eak that the public will term no opinion unfavorable In rogard to myself end my oonduet ef lb* Navy Agency at this port until, In the. ffrst place, I ran And out what offancea t am acrusad of by the gov em mem, and until, in the eeooud place, the charges wfhieb may be made against me, as wall a* the charge nu de already by Mr. Savagyg, can be eu'om lied to Judicial in vestigation. |u the meantime I *deny m<wt poaillvely thai Iks vain any way or manner/wronged the governrorit or aw y pri vate person. I ne>*ri la the most poailbe muooar that 1 have discharged /ny dutlwi as Navy Agent with Uw j etrlot eet honor, and wdib the utmost am a and Bdehif . Anil I entreat all men in this moinmunity to this until the contrary I z proved. I have, I Ihlni, err .hi to aak Una, aa one -sho h*s epont year# in thb ounlty as a builneaa m?,n, and who has In all those year 4 maintained .character wl.houl atalo or reproach ^ f (ENDERS0N_ Brooklyn city Me tve. I RnOATTA?Ooaantnon ?Me err , requested to stats ths jddgaa In tha lab regatw hr awarded the prim n fim olaea sloops to the Jar ntc cgble. Tha Judgm at deeided la favor of ths Mollis, hut sub?equenU| ivered that they had msda an error In the compote of tlaaa. and awarded tip # orlM to tba Jttnie Oabla. HUNTER. Attack Upon the City of Lynchburg-. KE3ZL1CC0UKT8 TO SDSD1T LAST. Skirmishing en Frlhy, Heavy Fight* tog an Saturday and a General En gagement Expected ea Sunday. Reported Capture of Four Huadred Prisoners from Hunter's Army. OPERATIONS OF THE CATALRT. Fears far the Safety af the Danville and Richmond Railroad. ACTIVITY OIV ALL SIDES, hn flso,, dn OHOOE AM) AVKRILL FOUR MII.B3 800TB OF LTM?S> BUKO, AND F10BTIN0. [From tbo Lynchburg Republican, June 20. | Friday afternoon, about four o'clock, Crook aud Avertt reached a position near what la known as the "Quake. Church," on tbo Salem turupiko. four mllea from Dm city, on tbe left or our linea, where a considaraMa sklrmisb occurred wltb our cavalry, under General lam boden. In the fight the enemy gained lonu advantage*, owing to tbe loss or our lines, tboy glvlug way beroro a charge. Tbe Yankee* were promptly chocked by w Infantry, and retired to tbelr original liuo beyond lb* cburcb. Among our wouoded In tills Ogbl waa Uajet Doles, roportod mortally. ABT1LLKBY FIRINO FOLLOWRD BT A 8BTBM BS> OAQaMKNT. Saturday morning at daylight tbe boavy booming of artillery on our loft and centre told that tbe flgbt wae begun, and many believed that a general engagement waa progressing. It was soon ascertained, bowover, that It was ooly an artlilory duel, and up to ooe o'clock no tm> funtry was brought Into action. Shortly alter this time the rapidity of tbe discharges increased, and the sharp ralllo of musketry mingled with the hoarse roar of artMte ry. About this time the enemy advuueed in two lines ed battle to oapture our outer intreuebments on tbe left ef tbe turnpike, but were repulsed. Again they were rallied to the cbarge, and were again driven baok wltb oonsMer able loss. THK FW'tf LOBS. Forty of tbelr killed wero left on the fletd, and .erne tweety prisoners were taken. Inoludlog the killed aad captured, tbelr loss waa at least two hundred and Ofty. and prsslbiy tbreo hundred, on tbe entire t'ne it waa ascertained tbe enemy's loss was Mvonty-flre killed om Saturday night. TBI BATTLB OROUND. The battle ground waa on both sides of tbe Salem tarm pike, between the Quaker Cburcb and tbe toilgale, aad' about two miles southwest of the city. 1<OK ARTILLRRT CONTMT. About twelve o'clock ibe enemy on our eilreme right centre opened heavily with artillery, but after a d-rea duel of two hours dura on tbe enemy's guns weMl rilcDced and driven fro-n the He d. Ttiia light ing wan on what la known as tne " i-orrest road," about two and a lali rally* fron tnwa Thorn wai a roiort In circu:ation, on Saurduv night, (bit we had captured Ave pieces of xrlll'etv durioirthe d?v. but we were unnblo to learn wbe t or It bad an/ lonudatloa OP not. CAVAI.UT OPERATIONS. A bod/ of the enemy's cavalry made a demonatratMS on Saturday on our oxtreme right, on tbe Lexluglon tun pike anout Ave mils* from the ell/, but were prompt/ n et by aome of our cavalry and e*mly chocked. M operaltona of Pattirdty, while the/ only afford par tap evidence of the spirit of our men, give assurance Unl when tbe battle opens In earnant the result will be a is tor/ aa complete a* any of tbe war. Our friends dm dittancr may red astur-d ;hat Lynchburg 11 ai taft nor m it would be were there not a Yankee within a thouwmM md'i of the City. ' A GENERAL, ENGAGEMENT EXPECTED ON 8UNIAY I. AST. A general engagement la anticipated on Suntny. Al its close Hunter will be of tbe name opinion, <r we snail be more mistaken than we ever wore In our lift. OTHKIt CAVAI.RY OPERATIONS. A font arrived here on Silurday night and roprtsd that n body of Yankee cavalry, seven hundred strong, parsed Alexander's Mill, three niilee this side of (amp bell Court House, on\jaturd iy evening, moving In tie db rcclion of the So'ilb Side lUilrond. It is preeumef they aro endeavoring to cut the road again. The scout rgwr ed that a body of two thousand of the oaemy's civalry were moving on tbe Ward's bridge road, In tbe dtrocdos ef lianvllle, with the supposed loieotlon of tapping tin ft left mond and Iiauvliie road. Rf.rORriiD CAPTURE OP A PART OP OCNTXE'l OOE> HAND. [From the Petersburg Register, June 21] Unofficial Information from Lynchburg stales ibattfta Yankees (Hunter's) were overtaken In their reireal ad Liberty, and a large number captured. REBEL ACCOUNTS FROM GEORIIA. [From tbe Petersburg Register.) Mariktta, Ga . June 10. lMft Tbe enemy made a demonstration this morning from Big Shanly towards Canton, on our right, and ware MO by n division of oura. wboo they precipitately withdrew. Our army la being dally reinforced by allgbtty wounded and oonvalesceut troops. Tbare le m uook-rlsra e? criticism In the army, but tbe greatest corfldnace Is mas Rented by both oilicera and men la tbe capacity and aUS mate success of General Johnston. T~! Armlsfc I) There has been no msteriel change la tbe poeltkm of the two armies .within the last two days, owing probably to the incessant rains, which rendered the move men l of artillery and wagon tralon a rathe* serious affair. Everything ha been more (|ulet than usual for several days. Tbe reels will rapidly Improve, under tbe Influence of such weather as ws aew have, sad. active operative will no douot be resumed very speedi ly. Tbe two armies aeem to be drifting slowly to on* right, for what purpose Is perhaps best knewa to Oeaegal Hbsrman, tbe dance being a 'Jung of hie getting np. Be he* moved from I "alias around W> tbe rallread, and a ilitis t<> tba east of It, biff line of breastworks between tbe I we points, aome twenty-Ave or- thirty miles la length, dee efibiuglthe are of a circle. The Army el Ihnntease,oaa* dent of its own strength and prowess, ksepa i-aoe with his movements, and coufponts him with an Impenatrshlft hedge of bnyoneU ai every petal Tbe parties, lar object be baa la Tlew, In r"ns'"? **? and fro serosa tbe aoontry, iw* ? jost Aonk ad aheep, eveoUie aarpet generals, whose egla reposes as benignly above the women and children, sad who are. popularly supposed to know erajrythmg. oannet tell us. Iff -borman fell that he couldn't whip the arm? of Tsnnesees in one oounty, It Is dlffluult to conceive how any material change In bis feelings e?n be made by moving across ft second oounty Into athlrd. To reach Al'anta, If that bft hi* nhiect be raus* abandon hi* circle, which would carry him entirely arcowd It, and come straight ahead. It Ift true Gen Johnsios might elalan a sort of pre-emption right to the latter rotate; but there is no doubt In the world b# would be willing to " fight It out," a method of settling the question which ought te he estie/aetory to Hhermsm as he led the public to boilers I hat " to tight" was hi ohlef object in coming to Georgia. Accimnt at rim Lxams Oirtcft?Owing Is a* aoeldaff In the hatchway, the whole of the fonder newapays forms were throws Into "pi" last evening, whloh pft? vent* the Issuing of the paper till thle (Saturday) eveai%i Tits Tarf. ONION COURSE, t. I.?TEOTTINg. K sip at, Jun* 94?Sweep*'akea $800, mile best*, f r. Ogle named b. g, Napoleon 1Y., to wagos...., J | W McKobsrta named r. m. Udy Gaffney, la harueegfi 1 B. Woodruff named blk. ?. St. Lawrenoa | fl Tinm *>* Mile, Ascend Mb. fatal. First Bast 8;0| 8 Oft fl *g .second Beat 8 04 l W n:og To day a match for ft ooo will onnas oft belvten twf Rtalan liland borsre, both known to b? 1st. ant a gone i raofgnay ht netlolpaisd.

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