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

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated August 25, 1864 Page 4
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NEW YORK HERALD. 4AMMM UOH.IXJ5I BBHNBT1 uwiOH A*a rftuiiuwraa. ernes ?. *, cobnhb or fclton and nascac sta. TFRM? ovb in advance. Money se-.t by mill will ba St tbe rltk ol tbe &eLder. None but tank bills current in Kew York taken. THE PA1LY HKRALD, Fori mdU per copy. Annual Subscription prim $14. TEE WtEKLY HKliALD, every Saturdiy, at Five cents parcapy. AcBual aubscription price ? Oca copy 9*4 Tbrpe Cop i s 5 Five Copies 8 l?n Oopiea 15 Postage Ova cants per copy for ttarac months. Anj larger number addreast d to namea of subscribers, 91 50 each. An extra copy will be sent to every c ub often. Twenty copies, lo oue addr-sa, one ystr, SS5, sod any larger number at same prloo. An axtra cw will be scot lo clubs or twenty. Ika* raia um.c lh Wbbklt Hbbald the ci ieapttl publication ;'n th; ectm'' f Tke Eobopban Emtio*, every Wednesday, a! Kir* csnts per copy, 94 per annum to any part of Great Britain, or 90 to soy part of the Continent, both to Include posta?e. The CAUf obnia Edition, oo the 2d, 13th and 23d uf each month, at Six cents per oopy. or $3 por annum. Volume ?*? 836 AM LSI, MEN M THIS EVENING. IIBLO'S OAH!>hN, Broadway. -Bast Ltitn. WALLACE'S THEATBB. Broadwav.-Evsttsit. WINTER O AKL'P.N. Broadway.? E vbrtbodys Fribnc? Rough Diauono. , KEW BOWERT THEATRS, Bowery.? Calckuoiu? Pat's ULtMana? .?ok Mask BOWERY' THEATER. Bowery.? THBra Ou ardsmkn? JoKKb' lSALT? M.St'.'* or Al.l.KV|t.l.r, BARHI'M'S MI SEI'M. Htoadway. ? Two Guirn. Two eWAara. Albinos. fit a kpun'ti. A.: at uii h < ? ? i ru. Tint AOIC OAVK? UUTCilMHK IN l>ir.'ICIJLTIK<. Al 11 A. il., 3 sod 7H 1'. to WOOD'S MINSTREL HALL, 614 Bread w<iy. -ETBIO.-tAB Bom.*, Dancm, an u 11. s Men. CAMPBELL MINSTRi?LS. 199 and Ml Bowerv? Varied AKD EXCltlMO MBLANUa Ot hTillOllA.S OulXTIB'. AMERICAN TIIBATRE. No. 411 Broidwar.-Bii.Lari, ? FaNTi Nil- Kg, Bl'BLKSQUBS, AC. ? UOBKRT AND Bl RlliAM). B*W ruKK MUSEUM Of ANATOMT. Broadway.? rpR.osrnii and Lici'jltu. Iron y a. M. till 101*. M. BOOLE t '3 OPERA HOUSS. Brooklyn.? Stbioha* Bonos. Danckj. Bublb^uois, Ac. New York, Thursday, August $35, 180*. raffi SITUATION. The latent accounts from General Grant's army rep resent tbe rebels retreating from tbe Weldon Railroad' upon which they made so desperate an attack on Sunday. Tbe Union forccs now bold tbe road, and It Is not Improbable (hat General Warren will make an attack on the Dan villa toad without delay, if the rebels should not make another daeh on the Weldon road, at It ?was thought they would, our troop?, however, are con fident that they can hold It. Tbe row* from General Sheridan does not indicate an Important advance of the enemy. AverHl's cavalry held Marticfburg on Tuesday evening. Rumors that the enemy tad crossed the Potomac were rife yesterday, but they have not been con firmed. We have news from Atlanta byway of Naehvjlle op to yesterday. Matters there were unchanged. M^jcr General Dodge, who was wounded while looking arter tbe plckct lines cn tbe I9th, is reported to have died. Our troops were erecting parapets and strengthen ing the works generally. General Kilpatrick re taraed on Monday to General Sherman's lines from his expedition to break the Macon Rail road, which he succeeded in doing near Jonosboro, de stroying three mile* of tbe track and two trains and locomotives. He encountered the enemy and bad a sharp conflict, dispersing their eavafryand capturing a battery and many prisoners, as we hare before reported. It Is denied that either General Fteedman or Colonel Strel#ht was wounded at the Dalton fight. Our news from the Mississippi is highly interesting. A despatch from Memphis yesterday sUtos that tbe rebel General Forrest captured that city os Sunday morning at three o'clock, hut was not able to bold It for more than two hours. In the In terval! bis forces,] who numbered three thou sand, cleared out a good deal of plunder from tbe prinelpal hotels and boarding bosses, but they failed in wbat appeared to be the main object of tbe at tack? the capture of Geo. Waahbnrne. They succeeded, however, in taking a portion of his staff and that of Gen. Burlbut, together with some two hundred and fifty men. Both of theee generals, as well as Gen. Buckland, escaped narrowly. The United States steam frigate ?usq ash ansa, Com mander S. W. Gordon, returned to this port yesterday from a cruiso around the Island of Bermuda In search of tbe pirate Tallabaatee. MISCELLANEOUS TOWS. By tbe arrival of the United states transport steamer Hase from North Carolina, we learn that the new pirate au-amer Coquette, which Is one of tbe number now la Wilmington receiving their armament, Is considered tbe most formidable of them all. She will be tbe first to leave that port, If she is not already out. Tbe ship Victoria, Captain Champion, from London, arrived at this port lost evening. She brought to this country tbe man Mailer, wbo, It is alleged, murdered a Mr. Brlggt In a London railway carriage about two months ago, and for whose arrest the London authorities sent oat several detectives. One of tbe Londoa officers and officer TVman, of the New York, detective force, boarded her at Quarantine, and will probably bring Mul ler to tbe city this morning. Tbe baggage of Slgnor Brignell, tbe tenor, ?|i seized on Tuesday by the Sheriff, on a warrant of attachment, issued at tbe toptanee of a lawyer named John A. Godfrey, to whom It Is sllcged tbe Signor is indebted in tbe sum of fl ,60ft for legal sorvtoes. Brignoll was about to dspart for Europe at the time, and tbe attachment was got out for tbe purpose of protecting bis relentless creditor. Tbe case of the United Sutee against Mr. John Mullaly, editor of tbe Jf'trnpoftton R eor4, for the publication of certain articles described In the affidavit of tbe United States District Attorney as calculated to inelU "one Sey mour and others to resist tbs draft," cams up yesterday before United States Commissioner Osborn. The Dis trict Attorney opened the case for the government, and was followed by Mr. Charles 0 Conor for the defence Mr Osborn reeervsd bis decision tin to morrow at twelve o'clook. la tbe Third District Coart yesterday a stilt was brought against a well known Broadway hatter ror damaging a valuable Panama hat In cleaning. The plaintiff claimed that the hat, which coat him $90 in gold, was ruined dur ing the cleaning process, a hole appearing la the crown of tbe article nnnsoesnnrtly large for ventilation. Tbe defence set np was that tbe bat was an old, greasy thing, na<i that the crown was so rottso tfiat It broks through, notwithstanding* srsrf oare was seed to preserve M In last. Judgment for tbe dsfsndant. Tbe number sf mlgr*ak Im4*4 km f?rt ? making | Idlalo* llJ lfS sines tbs fl Sf Jkdattf the nnmtor landed In lbs 00f responding period of Inst y<ur was log ??L Tbe wwlilliw hedsnss now mi bank amounts to f?9,M6 M. Tbe fall in gold yesterday ro?4?ro4 tbs flMral markets ,r,4 <W no* ortap tfotr wonted firmness, iiercftsti'l ile, hlferiheless, sold at about lbs same prissy ?xnept lo a few lnstan.-*s. OottMwas Arm Pttrtfoa oris dull, and lower for crud* r?1tasu fM uoohaaged. On 'Cti iuge flo ir ope neo 16c. hlsbar, Wltb t fkfr (UMUd, but closed di II sad drooping. wheat firm, (jort was to. Mghrr.eul oats were Ormer. pork was low sr. Besf m <??, txtiflb. Ltrd less active, hat big^ea. j pmtr. duM gg* . | Orast'a P??Hlon? Th? Great Repulsed terribly in their attempt of Sunday to drive tbe Fifth corps from the Weldon road, the rebels are still determined not to give tbe buoineM up. So vitally important is it to tbe rebels that Grant should be driven from this position thut they cannot relinquish the at tempt,to drive him away while they lave a man left to make it. Rumor has already at tributed to General Lee the expression that Beau regard must drive us from that position if it took every man be bad; and though this phrase may be a mere invention, and may never have originated with General Lee, if still might very well have done so; for it Is the simple expression of what muBt have Leon in biB mind when he beard where Grant was. He is giving practical expression to the same idea with the spade. He has fallen back from Warren's immediate front, and is intrenching, and bis intreuchments mean that the bard battle of Sunday is not to be the last of the attempt to drive us from our new position. Into those intrenchments that making will tile every mau that he can , gather in Virginia before the struggle is done i with. Great preparations nro to be made under I the cover of Hose lines, and from them many a ' Loavy column will yet be burled against War ren's important position. Grant's strategy has forced this immense campaign in Virginia to a focus. That focus, that'central deOuite point at which the final issue of the campaign is in all probability to be decided, is Warren's position on the Weldon road. All the danger of the confederacy in the East Grant hart concentrated iu that posi tion. and all the strength that the confederacy can gather lor a final attempt for salvation, and that it would not utterly waste, it must gather tbero. It must win a^great battle at that point or it die.*. It has been said that for Grant to be south of Richmond and on Lee's great lines of supply was for him to be on the carotid artory of the rebellion. But the figure is hardly strong enough; lor a feeble circulation will go 011 through ether channels, though that through tbe carotid cease. Grant's position is more aiialo^ous in its effects to tbe pressure of a for eign body against the ipinal marrow. To re lieve from that 1 re.ssure is the only chauce for life, and if the Burgeons cannot get rid cf tie foreign body the case id hopeless. Lee's des perate surgery has failed thus far, and is likely to fail. All other struggles and interests In Virginia are inconsiderable by comparison with this struggle; for all will merge into it. Lee must not only hurl Beauregard against those lines: he must alsojempty. Richmond to burl Long street and QUI to tbe sjpne purpose; and if these fal Early must burry from the Shenan doah valley, and lend such assistance as be may to drive ub from the place. Every man that Lee can gather must go into that fight, as every drop of water in the Norway Sea must go within a given time to the centre of tbe maelstrom. Warren's fight on Sunday did more to empty tho Shenandoah valley than did Sheridan's tight on the same day, though Sheridan's fight, was a good one. But Grant will thus once moro have concentrated on bis front the whole of Lee's army, and will have it launched against him. urged by a more than commonly desperate necessity. Can be stand it? That is a question for the administration and the country to consider and act upon soon. If he is driven, it is another great chanoe lost. If be is maintained and holds his position as it has been held hitherto, we have put down the rebel lion. He must have more men, and bavc them soon. lie must imperatively be reinforced for tbe great struggle that is in preparation. It is I child's play for us to leave him in such a posi tion that tbe result of tbe struggle may be doubtful when we have tbe means to render absolute triumph certain at a single blow. ,<Thi P?tu Qncation at Wk^tlBflon Why So JBaelt Mfit?r)rl Notwithstanding the denial of Senator Wil son, pointed and positive as it is, we are as sured from an intelligent source that peace ne gotiations bare b?en going on for some time at Washington, and that in this connection Major "Hay's return to Niagara Falls is not without significance. We are further assured that in Washington, among the knowing ones, Senator Wilson's late card is laughed at, which we can readily believe; for his memory is so kbad that he will positively and flatly deny to-day, as an injured innocent, his public declarations of yes terday, as heretofore we hare bad ^occasion to show. Setting aside, then, the protestations of Sena tor Wilson as of no account, we accept these more reliable assurances 'that the Cabinet has very recently been, and probably still is, engaged in the consideration^of some peace movement, and that the President's confidential secretary, Major Hay, in bis return to Niagara Falls, has gone there, in a quiet way, to glean some further information upon the subject, if possible, from other men's conversations with Holcombe, Clay, Thompson and Sanders, tke rebel peace emissaries in that quarter. But it appears that the administration has beet^par ticularly anxious to keep this business in the dark, so that if %the peace movemeat in ques tion shall turn out another failure, like that of Greeley and Colorado Jewett, it may be bushed up without exciting any public sensation or troublesome curiosity. But why all this mystery T Can it be that President Lincoln is seeking for the ways and means of peace in the highways and byways of rebel emlssarlet> and through secret chan nels of which be is half ashamed? Can it be that Horace Greeley, an advocate of the right of secession and a preacber of the folly of co ercion before tbe war began, has succeeded In persuading tbe administration that Holcombe, Clay, Sanders and Company are peace agents with whom it would be well to renew diplo matic relations? We do not know; but if Honest Old Abe, or simple Old Abe, or cunning Old Abe, as the case may be, is not aware of the fast, we can tell bim that the sooner be dispenses with Greeley as bis confidential peace ambassador, and with those rebel emissaries in Canada as tbe accredited peace agents of tbe so-called "Confederate States," the better it will be for the peac<ft>f bis admlniitratioa sod hia Dirty. Tbete is s very sbsrt method by Wbiok sll these Northern peace agitators sad disor ganicers nay be eflbotyally silenced and ren dered powerlmfSr *ny farther mischief. A peace couaiasloii 16 Kiebraaq^ of Uirec fn tfilllffStft. experienced sp? eminent public* meo, with ovarii for on armistice and a convention of all 'the toL'tos, lb yiew of tbe reetsrstioa of the Union upon tbe ^1* of the federal ?esetltuUou and s magnanFftitital' KSMMUittta. Will Httle the business. Ws.1 know that Jeff. Davis, only the other day, politely dismissed Messrs. Kirke and Jaques with the declaration that ht should always be happy to wel coins thorn or any other doves of peace, but that they need not come unlet* they ca ue with the olive brauch of a Southern confederacy. We are aware of all this; but we know, too, that these ineu were peace ambassadors upon their own responsibility, witLout official authority, and that, therefore, their t;tlk with Jeff. Davis has only the value of a private conversation, which usually binds neither despots, diplomats uor politicians. Au official commission to Rich mond from Washington will bring Davis to the mark; for, assuming that he will meet it with bis ultimatum of Southern independence, the result will still be a decisive victory for the Un?on cause uud tie administration. It will reunite the North and divide the South, and then tho implacable despot of the rebellious States will inevitably aoon find his confederacy and his occupation pone. This is the peace movement, and this is the great object in view that we would still urgo upon the favorable attention of Prosident Lin coln. Xhi LsitOptratle Imbroglio? The Trou- j blu or ? T?*or. We publish in auother oolumn a letter from Signor Drignoli, the famous tenor, in regard to his legal controversy with the Mynheer Grau. We know how deeply Brignoli's epistle will harrow up the tender souls of the sweetest young ladies of New York; but still a stern j sense of justice compels us to print it. Tenors, I like birds of paradise, are popularly supposed I to feast on flowers and sleep on beds of roses, undisturbed by mortal cares, unvexed by mortal annoyances, their only labor bring to look handsome, and sing charm ingly, and die gracefully on opera nights. Biu here we bave the sad reverse of the picture. We see the delicious linger coming into court to collect his salary. How surprised tic young ladles will be to learn that he has a salary. We are officially informed of the exact amount or that stipend. Oh, horrible and practical realism! We behold tbe Mynheer Grau, in a state of mind, refusing to pay the money aod defending the aution. We perceive a Ruat of a lawyer buzzing about with a counter claim and asking impertinent questions of the unhap py Signor. The bird of paradise has his plumage ruffled, and his tail feathers erect, and shows his beak and talous, and strikes out manfully at bis Irritating enemies. The illusion is lost. The tenor has become a mortal, like the rest of us. The grievous spectacle wounds us to the heart. Signor Brignoll tells his story so clearly in bis card, and his statements are so well authenti cated by the records of Judge Barnard's court, that we need only hint at the niain features of the case. About ten years ago Brignoli came to theso shores, and here he has issued lr.s most melodious and harmonious notes. Many managers have had the honor of engaging him, and among these the Mynheer Grau now figures conspicuously. It seems that, in tho spriug of^ 1863, Grau engaged Brignoli for eight months, at a salary of sixteen hundred dollars per month. Taking into consideration the deprecia tion of tbe currency, that was not a high price for such a favorite singer as Signor Erignoli;but Grau went off to Europe, and did not fulfil hie contract. Upon Grau's return from the scenes of his childhood and the ruined castles of his ancestors he offered the Signor eight hundred dollars to compromise the matter; but, as eight hundred dollars can scarcely be considered an equivalent for eight times sixteen hundred dol lars, the compromise was very naturally de clined. The Mynheer Grau's position, if we un derstand it, is that Brignoli <*><* ?iug him, and tbftt he is rather generous'and niUnifl cent than otherwise to offer the Signor eight hun dred dollars for doing nothing. To this Signor Brignoli replies that he was ready to sing for Grau; that he refueed many more advantageous offers in order to 8ing for Grau, and that If he did not sing for Grau it was Grau's own fault. In other word*, the Signor falls back upon his contract and demands h:s money; and if he can prove tbe contract to the satisfaction of the court we really cannot see how the Mynheer Grau can avoid paying him. At this stage of the proceedings Mr/Godfrey, a lawyer, steps forward and attempts a flank movement. He brings a suit against Signor Brignoli for fifteen hundred dollars' worth of professional services, and attempts to levy upon the Signor'a diamonds, jewelry and souvenirs. Of this person Brignoli's card dls I* poses in a coople of lines. But we can tell the popular tenor how to dispose ef him more effectually. Let the Signor bring a counter suit against Godfrey. Let him oharge Godfrey with the dihners be has eaten and the wines he has Imbibed at Brignoli's house and, takirig Delmonico's charges as a basis. Let him debit Godfrey with all the drives he has taken in the Park behind Brignoli's mares, at the regular livery stable price. Let him figure up tbe cost o^ all the free opera tickets with which he bas supply the ungrate ful Godfrey. Let the segars which he bas given Godfrey be put In the accounj. Let not a pair of ileeve buttons and ?tier presents which he baa bestowed upon Godfrey bs omitted. If the 8lgnor baa ever snng for God frey In private let Godfrey be brought ia deb* therefor at the current rates. Let the pro fessional opinions whlob Briffioll has expressed to Godfrey In regard to operas be an item of the bill. Surely, if Godfrey's professional services are valued at fifteen hundred dollars, the opinions of Signor Brignoli, who knows much more about music than Godfrey know! abont law, would be cheap at twice that 'amount, ir Brignoli has ever given Godfrey good advice, artistic or convivial? and we do not doubt that Godfrey needed it? let it be put in the bill. If Godfrey has ever begged the loan of Brignoli's watchchaln, to make a show with, or of Brignoll'i Ud gloves, to wear at the opera, let Godfrey be made to pay roandly for this privilege. What amateur would not gladly offer one hundred dollars to few BrlgnoU re hearse in private I If Godfrey baa ever ea Joyed that qptpleal treat let him be fotoed to remunerate tenor accordingly. In this way I ? dthl Muld be coifcocfcd tt&t wool* fairly overwbeltp God/rey $4 llttU J?. doubt not that aUG^T'" #w?uld * aulred,(ran *t fe pr*pt pH*of braae,to la tht balance against Him. In the lift paragraph of Brignoli's letter he eonflrma tbe aorrow^lne*". tb? is ?olD? abroad, and fejda u. a soft a}* tojcb ng adieu. Tbe Grand ?i Pwl. fan Jo Without him ao longer. Hallo's *>lo? k fro* ? ?* * *?* torso MUl, and Barope has sent for Brignoli's lw*?h and tuaefal 9t?* iortead. 'TU thus. Oar public has bad ita favorite tenor for ten or more years. It has fondled and petted him, humored bis every wblm, and submitted to bla delightful caprices. Truth to saj, be has served us very faithful 1 j. No tenor has taken better care of bis precious health, piesented the pub lie with fewer apologies, or been less troubled by the inevitable operatic indisposition!. A favorite in all parte of the oountry, his depar ture will be everywhere regretted. If our belies do not go into mourning next season om account of his loss it will be because black, is not fashionable. It wore selfish In us to detain bira here when the Old World is all ready to be conquered by Liin; and so his many friends refrain from ex pressing the depth of their grief and the poign ancy of their pain at parting with him. But the thought that his last moments with us should be embittered by lawsuits, and that be should go worried by Godfrey aud unpaid by Grau, cannot but intensify that grief and trans form it into terrible indignation against bis persecutors. For this reason we return to our suggestion, which will enable him to crush bis enomies with their own weapons, and depart from us in serene triumph. Let him Bue God frey for the sundries we liavo indicated above, and Godfrey will be heard from no more. Then let him turn upon Grau and add to his present bill ohargesfor extra notes, grace notes, notes of friendly advice, words of kindly counsel and little suppers after the opera, and the Mynheer Grau will soon be willing to pay his Balary promptly. If Brignolt has a sensible lawyer ou bis side ho will take our advice, fight fire with fire, whip Grau and Godfroy rouud the stump, - and give his client the victory. Oar Commercial Trumacitoni ? The Yankee Tyranny tn a New Plm?o. Our article in last Thursday's issue, show ing how completely the twelve Senators from the' six New England States, forming tho "black republican," or "Black Bay State Squadron," have usurped tho role tormerly filled by the fourteen Senators from the seven cotton States, known to history as tho "Black Gulf Squadron," has attracted, and yet con tinues to attract, very widespread and deep attention. This only illustrates that "truth is mighty and will prevail." We hove merely to call public attention to some great but neg lected fact, and the fact will assert its own importance. Hundreds of thousands of men in the Central and Western States, who never thought of the matter before, have now their eyes opened to the system of chioancry and orginized fraud by Which the twelve Now England Senators have imposed the whims and interests, the passions and bigotries of their section, in tho form of laws, upon the entire remainder of the Union. It only needs a voice in the theatre to cry "fire" when the fire is at its devastating work, and all will perceivo the burning odor; while, without such warning, some such scene may be re-cu acted as recently made a Golgotha of that Hispano- American cathodral in St Jago, Chile. ? Our twelve New England Senators, not content with imposing a very heavy portion of the revenue burthens of the country upon our whiskey and tobacco, in which the Now Eng land States have but the slightest interest, and not content with creating importation duties so heavy as to drive the trade hereto fore transacted legitimately in New York to be hereafter carried on by smugglers along the Canadian frontier, have also had the adroitness to impose the main balance of the weight of our taxation upon the commercial transactions which have their chief ccntro in this city. All ohecks, bills, bonds, gold and stock operations, invoices and other articles essential to commerce have to pay heavily to the national government ? those items, in Wall stroet alone, amounting to moro in a single week than throughout the whole balance of the loyal States in any average month. The candle is to bo burned at both ends, the people of the centre and Vest having chiefly to bear the costs of this war for the ascendan cy of Yankee ideas; while their commerce is ruined by the imposition of prohibitory duties in favor of New England manufac tures, and their eommoroial marine is swept from the seas, solely owing to the imbecility and supinenesa of the New England Secretary who is m&ihtaincd ? a gross laughing stock bo the world? at the head of our national navy. Our country is under the domination of Yankee ideas and bigotries. All the interests of the Central and Western States are sacri ficed to swell the profits of the Yankee manu facturing aristocracy. Wo are condemned to bear the chiet burthens of taxation produced by the war, while also submitting to the pro hibitory duties devised by Yankee greed. Our Senate is presided over by a Yankee, and has all its most important committees con trolled by members of the "Black Bay State Squadron." Our tmvy is deplorably misman aged by a Rip Van Winkle Yankoe, who only grunls and snores while the greatest harbors of our country are being blockaded by one or two contemptible privateers. We are in a war, of extent urfparallcled, for the supremacy of a "Yankee notion." We have had two Yankees at work in the task of depreciating our public credit by their mismanagement of our Treas ury; and, as if to cap the climax of all our other sufferings and ignominies, we find that our able-bodied population is assessed at twenty-six per cent, under the draft, while a quota of but twelve and a half per cent is de manded from the more favored sons of Massa chusetts and the remainder of the Yankee empire. "How long, 0 Lord ! how long shall thy servants sutler?" Tax Draft? How to Raise a Hckdred Thou sand Fionmo Mm.? .We bar* not much faith in the statement that the draft will net be en forced in New York because of the excess of ?earn en enlisted here in the naval service. Somo of these men may be elalmed by other counties, and other measures may be taken to deptfve the olty and county of New York of (ho boaefit of the patriotism of our oittoni in encouraging naval enlistments. The host way to secure the city af aiost a draft is for Ibo government to offer a bounty of one thousand dollars each to orery man who shall immediately enlist- T&h, with the local apd Stat* bpuutieo, will so the bogus to bo paty as to oompriso a snag little pfoporfy, which will alfbrd him a competency for life after the war Is over. By this means one hundred thousand fighting men can bo pat* In tljc Bold In a very styjrt time. Jfaeee are Jlist the men Grant no# Waft is; for, taring en ticed Lee flrom bis works at Petersburg to pro tect his railway oofluupalcatiqas, he feat aow got the reb^l genera! vr^iere wftn^ Mm? fo the open field, where Grant J* ,ur* *<> conquer. Let the government, we repv%*> offer this bounty of one thousand dollars to **oh men, and one hundred thousand fighting Will briskly respond to the munificent appeal, 'and New York get honorably out of the draft. Flat Arti. We bar* received from Mr Joseph I.alcg, or 11T Fulton street, two (ioe tnezzolitit enfravmga of Laudsoer's^Ttme of reac*'' iud "Time of War." They ure etched by Mr. A. E. Dick aud eof raved by Mr. Poeselwbite, of Una city, and reflect tfce highest credit on the skill of both artists. An admirable lithograph portrait of Dr. McCloskey , the new ArcbbMrnp of Ne. York, ha< just been publiahod by Mr. Ed. Valuta, 12 Yepey street. Mr. Scbaus, of Broadway, has published a colored lltbo graph of the fUlit betneen the Kearsarge and Alabama. It Is spirite dly drawn and beautifully tinted. Lebreton, the French marine painter, Is tne artist. Eight statues have been placed en the front of the Royal Palace, Berlin. These represent ? "Magnanimity" and "Bravery," by Prof epsor Schlevelbeln; ? 'Gentleness" and ''I.lberality," by M Heldel; '-Commerce" and "Art," by M Fischer, and "Industry" and "Navigation," by M. Strumer. Tos Victoria Kcou. ? Tbta beautiful and truly wonder ful aquatlo plant, on exhibition at the Junction of Fifty* ninth itroet aad Eighth avenue, U gradually attracting the attention of visitors to the Park, which Is in the immediate vicinity. Such tt rare floral curiosity has not been seen in this olty up to the preeent time, as far as we know. In the Kew Gardens, In London, a few years since, tbo flower attracted immenso ourioaity, and the exhibitors reaped a large reward. The plant now on exhibition here Is of the same specie* , but of much greater beauty, and no one who admirus the magotdcenco of nature as exhibited in the floral world should fall to see it. Indeed, wo should speak in a plural sense, as tborearomauy young plants which, If not so woll do voloped as the parent one, are equally as attractive In their wonderful construction. The house of exhibition is open all day. Tukatkioal CitmcisM.-rlbe theatrical critics of New York generally troat air debutants very nicely and fairly: but tho dramatic critic of the Ezprets is a marked exception to this rule. A few days ago a young lady mado her debut in her own play at one Of our lending theatres. Tho Krpresx reforrod to this hdy very meanly and impudently, in advance of her ap pearance, on the ground that 3he is the wife of oue of the gentlemen connected with tho Hirai.d, Now wc ask Mr. l'rooks whit that had to do with the lady's acting? What had it 1o do with hor new play? What bad It to do with theatrical criticism? It had no more to do witlf th>m than it bad with Mr. Brs Ira' butcher bill. Mt'sicii. ?Dr. James Pock, or Montreal, and who was for seme time musical director and oonductor of the Eng lish Opera, Theatre Itoyal, Drury lano, is. wo learn, now hero Tor the purpose of organizing a company for the pro duction of English opera at Montreal. The Metropolitan Record Case. UNI I KD STATKti OOMUt SSlONKtt'S OFFICE, fiaforo United Stales Commissioner Osborn. Anc.usT 24. ? Tho case of the United States against Mr. John Mullaly, editor of tbo Metropolitan Record, came up to* day for examination before United states Commis Bioner Osborn. As previously reported, the charge against tbo defendant w?|for inciting 1(oce Seymour and ottfrtio rwlst Ibe draft." Ibe United Slates District Attorney appoared for tbe government, and Messrs. Charles O'Conor and Donohuo for tbe defendant. Mr. Smith, on opening the caae, said that he bad pro ceeded la this matter upon cortatn information lodged with him, and upon which he bad baaed hia affidavit With regard to that Instrument, which must bo taken as a matter of lorm, he would remark that tbe statute made no distinction of persons. Thereforo tbe reference to Gov ernor Seymour in the language of the affidavit was couched In the words of the act, not with any intention of disrespect. Mr. Smith then read tbe Conscription act of 1863 and the amendatory act of 1804, tbe latter of which, at section twelve, provides ror the punishment of any person who shall lnelto to resist, or coursel or advise any resistance to, any enrolment, drati, kc., claiming tbat tUe publication of the articles in quostiou brought tho defendant within the provision of tbo act. Ho weuld now proceed to call bis witnesses. Uubort Coddinetou, bookseller and newspaper dealer, teatitled tbat he kuew nr. John Mullaly and rccOjiulsea bitn in court; to tbo best or his knowledge he was tba editor of tlift Metropolian li'cmril, office 419 Broadway; identifies tbe two numbors of the paper containing the objectionable articlea a* issue* ol tbo Metrofolitan Re cord, believed that Mr. Muiialy gave his poteonal atten tion to tt.o publication of the paper ? J The papers of July 30 and August 6 were -then put in evidence. Cross examined? Presented co complaint ner lodged kbj information against Mr. Mullaly to any person. i?y the District Attorney? Remembered reading the af. Ijf.ifu in auvstiou. Mr. smith saiu this t])0 caa$ for Ibo government. Mr. O'eouor then addrosst* J (bo Court .'Pr the rfo^npe. Ho bad failed to discover anything in the cotuplilnt to warrant this prosecution. It, however, the Commission er thought otherwise, Mr. Mullaly and his counsel were ready and would be happy to g>> bcfuro a jury of their countrymon. A series or auch acts as this has been ste.tdily increasing in gravity. Acts like this have been perpetrated and acqaletced In till those exercising this lawless power must deem tbe time near whon tbe format assault upon our liberty shall bo ordered. Tbe execu tive power baa now resolvod to try whether trial by jury, tbe hallowed palladium of liberty, can be eileotually employed to derive us of a free press. Tbat waa the experiment he desired to sea brought to a speedy Issue, the result of which will determine whether tho feipte of this country have anv peaceful means of defending the freedom won by their ratbers, or whether they art yet worthy of It. Mr. Smith briefly replied, and, having submitted tbe case, The Commissioner said that as Tar as be wss concerned tbe case stood at precisely the lame point It did when it was first brought before nim. The only question before him was where the lino or demarcation should be ilriwn botween tbe liberty of tbe press anil tbo abuse of that liberty. As the case was presented be was deprived of bearing any nrgumeut on the logal points In tbe matter or on the probable bearing of tho srtlclea in qneetlon on the minds of tue people. L'nJor tbe circumstances be would take the casi undor advisement, and would tliereforo reserve bis decUiou till Friday at noon. The Draft In Ofilo? Proclamation of Governor Brouglt? Speech or Fernando Wood, die. CmriNjuTi, August 24, 1894. Governor Brougb has issued a proclamation to persons In Ohio who are preparing to resist the coming draft, warning them to desist from such purpose. Fornando Wood, In a speech at Dayton last night, as serted that a p"ac9 man, on a peace platlorm, would be nominated at Chicago, and that tho convention would bo harmonious. Auction Sale of Blockade Manners. Bo. i o.i, August 24, 1844. Tbe following captured blockado runners were sold to day by ajctloo:? The (Llttlo Ada was bought In by tbo government for $35,000; tbo Ror.en sold for $30,000, aad tho Boston for $18,600. I'nlnn Prisoners at Aadersonvll ie, Sa. [From tbe Ricbmood Examinsr, August 211 There are thirty-eight thousand Yankee prisoners of war bold by tbo Confederal* government near Andoraon Tiile, Oa., with dally addltlona. j Jersey Cltjr New*. A Covxai.HA!> Arrwtsd fob Dbsxhtiov. ? Daniel star* man, a member of tbo Board of Cosncllmen, at Onloo Hill, was arrested on Tuesday night by Deputy Provost Marshal Ollendorff, on a char go of being a deserter from tbo recent draft, on account of Having railed to report to the Provost Marshal after having Been notified, ft Is alleged that at a recent meeting ef tho Council Board Sturman advised the sounding of as alarm by riBaln g the town hell In caae aay drafted person should bo arrssted for railing to report whon notified. As fbr htm self be should reoist arreet with a six shooter. This be felled to do when taken into custody, but submit*** quietly, and was yesterday sent to lbs gdard bOdlO la Newark. Arrmrr to Cwsati a Riot.? A man namsd James Walah wag taken before tbo Recorder In Jersey City ysatsrday, charged wltb attempting to llnclto a riot ; among a num bor of laboring men who wore congregated la I'rovoot ?feet The aocuoed waa oooaaillted to the county jail ror trial, la dotal! of ball. Focttd Dnowim.? Ooroaor Farrol, of Jsrooy C|ty t ooga ?acoed aa lnqaoot yeoterday oa the Body of a Woman aamed Mary Haaaoa, who waa roand.drowaed, uador iHolous olrenmotanceo, la tba Morris oanal, oppoolM Ball* Heed Hotel. Tbo diiisasl kioto* oa boards oan*| boat, and during tbe nlgbU 4?tnrfcnee waa hoard la OA vicinity The nua band of the woiaaa waa arreat*. aa i front bia statosasal aad otbor facta H topobabM that t*a woman roll overboard dortng bia abnodoa. Tba l&qaoM waa Mjofrraad oaUl ga?t mm*. ' ?reoklyn City Wewa. Fatal Aocromrr.? A oarmaa, named Robert To?ca, who rooMoa an tba aoraor of fblrty-lrst strsot aad Teatb aveene, to tbio city, while drlvlog a track down Atlantia street yaaterday artoraooa Ml oft Another tr^ooh , owned by a man named Fraaer, was oemlng la u oppoeite direction, aad before toUon oeuld eitri.*te bimaetf it paaood over ate body , m*rglfc>? hisa la a f /Igtufnl manner and killing klai laataatlf. Deooaaod was ?tt* etaht jmn* *?**?******?*). / ^ lfiw? FBOM I VinMumi, ahcuw ii, uti H TBI PXAOS II'XOU. H Th#r* ??T little news stirring here at rrsstnL outside of military moveoaeata. The politicians are either absent, or awaiting tbe action of tbe Chl&al# Convention lbeatieuti .. of tbe public is prtncip.ii, H fcbj Tbtd by tba peace r .mors aid iter* are mauy wu? <^re confident tbat some acti<n Is about to be U?ken by H tbv' administration locking to a speedy suspension cf hoeWHUee, though nothing is officially known in regard H TBM QUOTA OF NEW YOBS OITT. H It is auM today tliat New York city li to receiv* H ere .it on Ita qaott for enlistments heretofore made tote the navy not previously credited. Theso, with tbe num. H Der o. v ' luutoera under tbe last call, will, It to said, m t? H ban nil tbe city's quota, and thus a dra:t ia New Yorfc H will be avoided. rUKTUCOMl.fO MAV,FK5(ro 0f xilK KISHODM ? StNATOKS. It la understood In political clrclea here tbat Senators ? Brown and Henderson, of Missouri, are preparing a I imullesto, similar In spirit to tbat or M.&srs. Wade and I Davis, reviewing the policy of Mr. Lincoln's administr.. ? tion and strongly antimonUt.o to hl? re election H SIGNIFICANT ACTION OtT lUiS gr. ,.odi8 r.ADIOAUS. I Mr. Knox, of St. Louie, who succeesf illy oonto*ted with I Frank Blair, Jr., Tor tbe teat In tbe House of Represent*. I tives, from the First district of Mtsawiri, aud wbo 'teok. I sequently gave lu his adhesion to Mr Lincoln, at its I Baltimore Convention, ha* boou thrown overbourd by his constituents, and Mr. Johnson has boon nominated by tttt radicals to sucoeed blm. BOW AND Will WK FAILED TO TAKS PCTBRBBOIU}. H There is authority wbiob ru ly be regarded as beyond fl contradiction for the loilowlng statement Some briel fl time before the receot attack by mine and assault, H which, It was boped, would result in tbe capture of r?> I tersburg, M?Jor General B. F. Butler was relieved from command or bis troops in the Held by order of the Seora- I tary o. War, and was directed to re-euublisb his head quarters at Fortress Monroe. This having boou done, a H promise was given by Ueueral Grant to General "Baidy" I Smith, who wtu about returning home vary Rick oil a twenty days' furlough, that on bis uettiog imok fross S'ich leave of absence, the independent command of tba Eighteenth army corps certaluly, and probably that ef I the tenth army oorps, lormiug the bulk of tho (leid* I forces recently under General Busier, a hou Ml be given to I him. General Smith carao North, but did not reuiaiu his I allotted lima lie grew butler sooner than he expacted, I and, hearint; that bis pret>ence was much nceuod ba* I fore Petersburg, returusd at about tbo end of bis tenia I days' absence. Caliinj uroa General Grant, General I "Bildy" reporied for duly with his own oorps, the I frEig'nieontb, and f ir such othsr as^igDinent of troops as I Gcuaral Grant might see fli to nuke. Upon this General I Gran** produced an order, or lotter of Instructions, fross ? ths l*residc-ni for tbe relnstatcmsut or General Hutlor hi I the full iU, from wbloh be had been relieved I by order of tbo Seoret try of War, Mr. Lincoln adding !? I Gonerui Grant substanu illy as follows:?1 "Iluvlng rels- I stated General Sutler in bis former command, as it wag^ I bsforo the Secretary of War'u luto order, you will obllg* ^ me personally by exerting yourself to avoid all cause sf dlfbrsnce or irritation with Major General Butior, at lent until after i\tx. election." It was In this ttimt we were deprived of the tried military Fkiil and expe rience of General "Baity" Smith; and tbe failure of a* attack upon Petersburg may, therefore, be looked upon as but ^fitting sequel lo ibis laet example of Mr. Lincoln's "electioneering and engineering strategy." General Smith's only mistakeain the matter waa tbat he grew per. soaully angry, allowing bis tompertoget tbe better ef him, and had an indecorous some wltb General Grant fhr tbe iattcr's obedieuce to the Ftesldent's instructions. FINANCIAL MATrS'lS. The official recapitulation of the pubi c debt up to ienday shows it to be $1,859,274,000, or |9, 681,000 mora than the previous work's statement. The unpaid requK alliens are nearly $80,000,000, nnd tbe amount in tka Xro'iBury over $18,000,000. The debt bearing no Inter sea has been decreased $9,032,000, while the debt beartof Intercut In lawful money bas been Increafi6d'$17,000,000? and the debt bearing ioiorest in coin $2,000,000 the subscriptions to the seven thirty loan reported at tbe. Treasury Department to-day amount to $006,009, oad those to tbe ten forty loan to $213,000. ATTACK ON ANNANDALE UY BO^Bf'S DAVD. Mrsby's men appearoa in the vicinity of Fall's chur?i last night, and It is niomlug at Cve o'clock the garrteM of the stockade at Annandaie, consisting of two hundra4 and seveuty.flre men of ibo Sixteenth New York caralrx, , was attacked by tbo enemy, under the leadership of Mosby, who had with him two pieces of artillery and from two to three hundred men On taking nts posltio* Mi sby demanded the surrender of the garrison, whict was refused, whereupon be opened 8r$ with his (uas, thew^o-Wiing lasting threc-aoar^- ^ ^ ^ Sanson aiil! hoMlog Cut, Mosby withdrew. Annandaft ia about ten miles irom Alexandria. APPOINTMENT. Alexander a Johnson, or New York, has beeo ap pointed commissioner, under the treaty of July, ims, t? settlo tho claims of the Hudson Bay and Puget Sound Agricultural Company, in tbe place of Taolsl a Dick Id son, declined. ANOTUHR OHIO ItlOIMBN. OOINO HOM?. Tho One Hundred and Forty seventh Ohio reglmeaC one hundred days men, passed through tbe city yoata* day, en route for home, lis term of serv ice having expired Previous to loavlng the regiment visited the Whila House, and waa addressed by tbe President. A 9MLMKR DROWNXD. Sergeant W. H. Doak, Company F, Eighty fourth Rev York National Guard, was drowned last nlgbt, near lh? Great Falls or the Potomac, while in tbe discharge of bto I duty, ? t INSTRUCTIONS TO TBLB0RAPH COM PANICS. Ihe follow ing was recently Issued by the Co mm*. sioner e( Internal Kevenue:? Twusi'rt DKfARTWBNr, Ornm or I.ttehnal Rrr??? 1 a . . WAlmMOTOW, August 13. 18*4. f Sin? In answer to your letter of tbo lOtk instant t havo to state tbat tolegrajife companies should muke t'b* return required by aeetloA 107 of th 7 act i? Jun. St. 18?54, to the assistant assessor of (be district in wht^ ibelr principal office is located. Y?%y respectfully ^ A ? JOSEPH J. LT:WI3, Ammisstonefc To Amsricam Tkliorapi ConrAMT, 146 Broedway. I ARRITAL or BXBIL PRISONERS. Tho mall steamer to-day brought op about ality rebel offlcors, including a colonel, a major and oapUm and a lieuten'aut, captured on Sunday. The India* Outrage* la the .Vorthwut. Fobt Kiiurt, August 28, 18M. Major General Cartls arrived here to day to atralgbtea up Indian lAlri. Tbe Overland Stage Company bars removed all the agents, itoek and coai bu to tbla poet (tor protection. There are no wblte inhabitant* batwesa here and Denver. All bare fled to tbe forts tor protec tion. Tbe road around Denver I* reported aa swarmlag with boetlle Indians. Tbe road between here and Omahs la almoat entirely deeerted by tbe wbitea, except at lee fortified posts? Columbus and Port Oitrtls. General Curtis has bad a conference with the ohlefs Sf tbs Pawnee tribe, w bo /agreed to aaalat bin In lighting tbe" boetlle Indians. Tbere baa been no exaggeration in tbe telegraphic newt from tbla country ^bont the tQfllaqy. Coronere' taqaistii Snot Bimu AcnrawTiLiT,? An inquest waa heM yeaterday by Coroner Neumann, at tbe New Torh Bo* ' pltal, on tbe body of a soldier, named Theodore who died 1 Tram a gnnabot wound received by tbe aooA dental dlaoharge of bis gna, while the eaflaewaa la bin own bands, on the 18th lost. , at No. 428 Broome street," Decenaed was cooneotCd With tbe rifuUfr army servftk and bekmged to Ooiapanjr I ef the Third Infant ^?ued was connected With tbe regular army aervne, ^?belonged to Oompaajr I of t Be Third infantry red ni bad been detailed for special dnty at th# Provost Marahai's office, la Broome street, aad on the 18th Inet. he aad on* Plan, also n member or tbe Tblri regiment, got lato ad altercation, raring tbe affray de ceased took a rifle from a ract and (true* Finn with tbs butt of It on tbe breeet. Pino thereupon took a chair tw defend bimeeir. when deceaeed struck bhn again? thli time on toe head, The rifle waa loaded, and at thn Inatant tbe laet blow waa struck tbe weapon waa dla |ohargtf^TOob^^tere^eM^?d'^*^rMtiiria^ ?hj bonaa so badly that, noiwltbetaadiog tbe eflbrtal hospital sargeons, he dIM soon fcllr. He waa t^^^H SIX yean 01 age aid a satire of Germany. A Souuaa Piiiui Slot wmus Arrswrrwa to Dwrnnt.? Coroner Ranaey waa yeaterday sotlflod to bold an loqnsei on the body of a soldier named ?>nat Raner, a deaerta* from the Piftf-atVdhth regiment, Hey Teth votontiers, ' who waa shot en Tneado nlghl wltfc n pMel in the bands* lof wunam Jenkins. a fated PUHd jMacttr, it 'SXWf that this oflleiai has vrMM BWw ae a <lseert<<r, and ' ?oa on bis way with kin ''/if Marshal's olticck 1 1 ssBBBBnmwa* bsTahborhcod of^iol Chatta Tti stuttJ Cote NaaUadfthe ChathJ* street' ???PIHMMiaaloon, whenA tyrl shot waa Are*

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