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VOL VIII— NO. 1,082.
Pommittee of Arbitration tor month of A'vquet. SAMUEL BBVAN, WM DEVRIKS, I JOS. C. YATES, <*. 3. ' rob Cammtrctsl %tbrt&. BALTIMORE, .August 30,1861. The Stock market has through the week been inactive anl xcnerally rather heavy. Ttie business done has been confined entirely to Loans and Bank stocks, there having been no movement in any of the fan ,-ies. We note sales in the week or $2,500 Maryland ' 1570 at 81.!*, but there has been no movement in any of the other State stocks. All the Southern State stocks have been placed upon the list here, and they are called regularly, but there seems to be no demand for them, or if there are unv orders they are filled at New York Baltimore City 6's have been in pretty Rood demand, and we note sales in the week of *13,100 ISOO's at 81*5)81*. They closed to day at 80 bid for 1875'5, and 811* bid. 811* asked for 1890's Northern Central Railway 1885 bonds have de clined since last Friday 1 per cent , but at the decline the demand for them has he-n quite active, and we note sales of 11.500 at 45, and *II,OOO at 44!*. Thev left off to day at 44.* bid, 44* asked. The only sale of Baltimore and Ohio bonds is one of SI,OOO 1875's at 70: 1875's closed to-day at (191* bid; 1885's at 68* bid, 70 asked; and 1862's (the extra dividend bonds) left off at 42 bid, 43 asked— For Railroad shares there has been some inquiry this week, but no sales have been made. Baltimore and Ohio left off to-day at s4l,"* bid, s42* asked, and Northern Central at sl3 bid. sl4* asked regular way. The sales of Bank stocks this week include 8 shares Union at $57; 34 shares Farmers and Merchants' at *27*: 7 shares Bank of Commerce at *18: 3 shares Western at 15; 50 shares Mechanics' at sl3*; and 11 shares Citizens' at s6*. We have no change to note since last week in the con dition or the Money market. The increased demand for Money then noted, has continued through the week, and a good deal of paper has been selling on the street at 6 percent, lor prime endorsed, and from U to 12 per cent. f->r single name, the inside quotations being for strictly first cl is? signatures. The supply of capital continues in excess of the demand, and money is still offering very freely on call at 5@6 per cent with good collaterals. The foreign exports from the port of Baltimore for the week ending on Thursday amount iii vaiue to $304,278- against S2B >,of2 last week. Included in the exports are 14,813 hbls tiuur, 163 bids, corn meal, 380 bushels corn, 15,137 bushels wheat, 2,823 hhds. tobacco, 3 CO tierces, and 1.400 kegs lard. In New York to-day the Southern State stocks were all better, but the most important advance was in North Carolina's, which improved 5# rer cent. Virginia's im proved 1 # per c*nt.; Missouri's 1%; and Tennessee's #. Canton and Reading closed at the same figures as on yes terday, but Erie and New York Central advanced # each. Treasury notes sold at 97% an advance of #. SALES AT THE BALTIMORE STOCK BOARD FRIDAY. August 30 1881. SI,OOO Northern Central R. R. bonds, '85,... 44 % 4 shares Citizens' Bank 6# 34 shares Farmers and Merchants' Bank.!.'. 2 PKICSS AND SALES OF STOCKS IN NIW TOHK BY TELEGRAPH. Through WILLIAM FISKCR k SON, Stock and Bill Brokers No. 22 South street. Ist Boird 2d Board. VlrgiDia-6's . 64# CO Missouri 6'S 41 & 43# Tennessee bonds 43# 00 North Carolina bonds 02 00 Canton Company, 9# 09 Frie Railroad 24# 24# New York Central Railroad 73 72# Reading Railroad... 35 35 Treasury notes 2 years 6 per cents. . 97# 00 firm. dull. The New York Herald of this morning says: Stocks continue very inactive. There was rather abetter feeling in most descriptions yesterday, but prices did not vary much, except in State stocks. The registered 6's of the government rose #, Tennessees #, Virginias #. North Carolina* I, Missouris #. and California* # The e was no change in the railway list; there are no orders to buy stocks, and very few to sell; the business of the board is monopolized by a few speculators, who, at this moment, seem to have very little courage and not much faith in their opinions There was no change in any stocks at t lie second board; the market closed steady. Both money and exchange are dull. The demand for six per cent. Treasury notes continues active among par ties who have heretofore used their money in the pur chase of mercantile paper. The brokers continue abun dantly supplied at 4(o-5 per c.nt. Foreign bills are not abundant, and the market is quite steady, without much business doing. The Asia arrived this morning, with $23,600 in specie and dates to the 18th. Money was falling in price, in consequence of the reduction in the bank rate. Consols were 9u#(h)#. Cotton quieter and breadstuff* du'L— Americ n stocks were unchanged, but inactive. The Bank of Englaod statement shows the following varia tions. as computed with the previous week: Increase. Decrease. Public deposits £*3.192 Other deposits 273,821 ~ Notes in circulation 043 425 Rest 8,425 On the other side of the account: Government securities 100,000 Other securities _ 277 179 Coin and bullion 287.213 ' Notes unemployed 503.730 Quotations are nominal, except for United States s's, which find buyers at 72 Virginia sterling s's, 1 6's, bonds, 46#. Nova Scotia and New Brunswick 6's. 105 (a 105#. The London Economist of the 17th inst. thus notices the course of the money'market for the week ending the previous evening: The money market had for some days been showing in creased ease, trnnsactions having been reported in excep tional cases as low as 4 per cent. At the Bank there was a nominal demand only in the commencement of the week, and an early reduction was consequently antici pate!, but the general impression was that a change would be delayed till next Thursday. Since the adoption of this measure, the discount market lias been rather tighter, especially this afternoon .and the rate in Lombard itteet was generally the same as at the Bank. Occasion ally, however, choice paper ts taken at a fraction less. On the stock exchange this morning loaus on government securities were in active demand, and the rate was as high as 4# per cent. Later in the day, however, the usual charge was not more than 4 per cent. The discount establishments have lowered their interest or* deposits from 4 per cent, to 3# for money on call, and from 4# to 3#. with seven days' notice. The jo nt stock banks have al.*o reduced their t- rms to a uniform rate ot 3# per cent. The M mchcster (X. H.) Mirror says: The Manchester (N. H.) mills, which have all been shut down since the Ist of July, are beginning to start up, much to the joy of our people. One will go into full ope ration next Monday,and aiioth- in two weeks after, both on full time. Then full two-thirds of their works will Vie running. One of the mills of the Bartlet corporation in Newbury port is to start up on Monday next, and the other in a few weeks. REVIEW OF THE BA! TIMORE MARKETS FOR THE WEEK EN PING AUGUST 30. ALCOHOL.—TIt-re is no Alcohol arriving. but Western 05 per cent, would bring readily if here 56 cts. per gallon, and we quote tjiis as the nominal rate for it to-day. ASHES.—We cont nue to quote Ashes at $5.25 for Pot, and $5 37* per lUO lbs. for Pearl, but there is nothing do ing in them AI.E AND PORTER —We quote Tennent's Aie at $1.70 for XX Scotch, aud $1.60 for Pale India in pints, and Tennent's Brown Stout in pints at $1 60 per dozen. BARK.—There is a'good inquiry for Quercitron Bark, and we note sales this week of 200 bags common at sl7. and 1,(00 bags prime at s2l ]>er ton, f.o.b. Some lots of fine ground are held at $22 per ton. BEESWAX—Beeswax is still held at 30@33 cts. per lb. for good Southern yellow, but there is none selling. BRIMSTONE.—We note sales this week of 30 tons crude Sicily Brimstone at S4O per ton, cash, and it closes firm t this figure BREAD.—Bread is steady at our last weeks quotations, viz: 4* cts for Navy; 5 cts. for Pilot; and 6 cts. per lb. for Water Crackers, less the usual discount. COTTON —Cotton continues buoyant and prices are steadily moving upwa d We note sales this week of Some 250 bales on a basis of 19* cts. per lb for middling T . land arusGu f. which is an adva- ce of fully one cent per lb. since last week. The market closes ve;y strong •OFFEB—i here has been very little done in Coffee this week, the only sales we have heard of being one of 150 bags i ood Rio at 14* cts . and one of '2OO b gs prime do tls cts The market although quiet has however throughout it been very firm in tone, and holders have exhibited no disposition whatever to press sales. We quote to day as fo.lows. viz- Rio at 14 ml 4* cts for fair to good, ai dl 5 cts for prime; Laguayia at lhljaie cts., and Java at 19(tt20 cts per lb We note the import ttiis week of 1.4 4 hags Bio per bark Clifton, and the stock here to day is about 15,000 bags. CANDLES—CandIes are dull, but they are generally unchanged in price, and we quote as follows, viz: Ada mantine fft 15 a.)7t:ts.; Chemical Sperm at 20((£'25 cts; Sperm at 25a32ct5.; Parafine at 25u£35 cts.; and Patent Wax at 45(7650 cts. per lb Mould may be quoted at 10,<612 cts f.r Western, andl2@l4cts. per Ih. for Baltimore." CHEMICALS.—>oda Ash is selling at 2*@2* cts. cash. forßt) |a-r cent; Sal-Soda at I*(<6l *cts.; " Bi-Carh Soda at 3if @3* cts.; and Bleaching Powders at 2*faj2 cts per ID COPPER —Copper continues dull. There are 110 sales making, but we quote Ingots nominal at 18* ets. for Baltimore refined. Yellow Metal Sheathing is selling at IS cts Tor American, and we quote Bolts and Nails at 22 @23 cts. per lb. The Boston Post of a few days since has the following in relation to the Copper trade:—lngot copper is decided- EC better The-Minnesota Company has been offered IS cts. for their whole supply, hut as we learn has withdrawn it from the market for the present In less than ninety days navigation will he closed, and the supply of Amer ican copper will cease until June 1862 At anything like present prices copper cannot be profitably imported Even with the bad times, therefore, there is a fair chance ttiat copper will go to 20 cts. at least. The Boston price today is 18* cts. The metal is becoming more active abrsad. COAL.—'There is nothing doing in Cumberland Coal, here being none here for sale Anthracite for steam pur poses is selling at from $4.15 to $4.45 according to size, but it is selling from the yards for domestic use at $4.50® 4.75 i>er ton f 2.240 Ihs. delivered. FEATHKRb—Feathers are dull at former quotations, viz: 30(oi38 cts for common to good mixed; and 40 q,45 cts per lb. for good to prime Live Geese. FISH —There is a very good trade demand for Fish, but no sales of moment are making. Herrings are setliog from store at $3 50 for North Carolina; $3 75 for Potomac; $2 up to $3 25 for Halifax; $4.50@4 75 for Labrador; and Mackerel at $4 25 for old, and $5 25 for new medium 3's; $ • 75 for large do,; $5 75@6 for old medium 2's; and $11(5) 14 for old No Is. We note the receipt this week of a car go of 7uo bhls Herrings from Halilax FKUIT.—The market for foreign Fruit it quiet but very firm. There are no Stcil.v Lemons or Oranges here,but there are a few * rench Lemons in market which are bringing $8 per box Raisins are selling at SI.BO for hunch, and $2 50 per box for layer; Zante Currants at 8 cts Figs at 10cts.. and Dates at 4 cts per lb. ngsat FLOUrt.—The transactions iu Flour have been li-ht again this week, but the market has throughout it been very steady, no change whatever having taken place in prices since the opening. The sales, which have been c-ht. fly of City Mills Flour, amount to only about 6,000 bhls.. hut'here is a good deal of Flour beiDg delivered which was contracted for some time since The foreign shipments since our J„st have been large, the exports be ing as follows, viz : bbls. bbls. To Rio de Janeir0......6,051 I To Trinidad. 1,119 " Bahia 4,334) 44 Kingston, J a.... 957 44 Capetown, C. G. H..2,000 I 44 Antigua *272 44 Bremen 80 | n ToUI 14,813 HOWARD STREET AND OHIO FLOCE. —We note sales this week of only Goo bhig Howard Street Super at $5; 200 lln a on 0 , V,'? 0 at 250 ,)b,s - Ohio Extra at $5.37# ® 6 50; and 200 bhls Howard Street Family $6.50 per hbl. Bot Lowa.d btreet and Ohio Super closes to-dav steady a Ji i W n2?° U 7 Xlra at 25 for 01(1 • !lnd t' b 37*® (• !v Xriw s g°A and f L- 50 per bhl - 'or Howard Street a tn. ~l ° r desc "ption there has been bbls. standard Super* at' I^B7*^L" a, f;, at SO-me at the latter flgure P Bup?r - Standard, and $5.25665.50 for fancy brands,and wiluote Extra steady and firm at $6.25(0,6 60 per hbl for good slopping brands. There has been no movement in Fxtra this week so far as we have heard. r. vira FAMILY I-LOCR. Baltimore ground Family is still s .u ing by the dray load to the t-ade at $7 50, and Baltimore high grade Extra at $7, but Ohio and Howard Street Family can he readily bought at sfi(a)6.2s per bhl. RYE FLOUR —Rye Flour is unchanged in price, and we continue to quote It at $firstname.lastname@example.org per bbl. There it however very little doing in it Coax MEAL —We continue to quote Corn Meal at $3, for Baltimore, and $2 90 per bbl. for Brandy wine, but there is very little demand for it, and we have heard ol DO sales this week. The following are the inspections of Flour and Meal for the week ending August 29, 1861: -j j a a Bbls. Half Bbls, Howard street Cit> Mills 11,061 1030 2 hlo ' I Family 1,30# Total Wheat Flour 18,625 1030 with 75 bbls. Rye Flour, and 128 bbls. Corn OtUIK.-Cralu of all Vsrt.tle. (with th.exception of earn, of which there is very little arriving) has been In J t i. (J fair supply this week, and the market without being' particularly active, iias throughout it been tolerably firm. ) No material variation has tanen place in the prices of any j description since the opening, and the market closes ! steady. Wheat is being purchased to some extent for j - export, and we note the shipment this week of 15,000 bushels to Liverpool. WHEAT —The receipts of Wheat keep up pretty well, the offerings this week amounting to about 84,000 bushels. ! 1 here has been no special activity in- it, but the demand has nevertheless been fair both from millers and shippers e and nearly all the parcels offered have been disposed of. -j K, (1 bas sold through the week at 100®-06 cts. for ordi nary to fair. 110®l 13 cts. for good to prime, and white at 109® 110 cts. for common and medium. 115 <z!l2octs for fair, I > 126(a.'130 cts. to good to prime, and 133@135 cts. for choice I t ' ots an J botli varieties close to-day steady at these | figures. * RYE —There have been about 3,000 bushels Maryland 1 I Rye at market this week all of which lias been sold at t , from 49 down t049 cts., and we quote it us closing at the f latter figure. There is but little Pennsylvania Rye arri • ving, but a few small parcels have been sold this week at 1 54 cts. 1 CORX —Corn is arriving very slowly, the receipts this j j week adding up only about 11,000 bushels. There has i however been but little inquiry for it end the'receipts | r have been quite equal to the demand. White sold at the j opening at 54 n>s6 cts , and yellow at 50 cts , but prices [ subsequently dropped off, ami for a day or two past white I , has been selling at 50®56 cts., and yellow at 45@47 cts. j per bushel. L OATS —The receipts of Oats this week fall somewhat | ; below those of last, hut the supply has nevertheless been I f.ir, the offerings amounting to about 30,000 bushels.— ! The demand for them has generally been quite brisk, and 1 most of the lots received have changed hands at from 26 to 30 cts for new, and 30(a35 cts. per bushel for old, these . figures being an advance 011 those of las, week SEEDS —There is some little inquiry for Clovcrseed, ' and it is selling at $5 per bushel. 1 PEASE AND BEANS -There are no Black Eyed Pease in ; market, but there is a fair supply of white Beans and thev are Belling at $2 per bushel. GUANO. The demand for Guano for fall sowing is commencing, but as a large part of the consumption of tins article 18 in the States from which we are cut off by the blockade, the business of the season Is expected to be very hght. Peruvian is selling at *6O per long ton, by I toe Agents, and by the dealers at $65 for short, and s6l | — n . (l uote California or Elide Island Guano at $40@47; Ichaboe do. at $45 a4B; Sombrero do at $27; and A A Mexican do. at from $lB to 22 per ton of 2,240 lbs. Reese Manipulated Guano sells at $45: Maryland Com pany's Super Phosphate of Lime at $40@43; Whitelock & Co's. $43; Turner's Excelsior. Hhodes'"and Deßerg's Su per Phosphate ;of Lime at $46. ami Bangh's raw bone Phosphate at $45 per ton of '2,000 lbs. GINSENG.—There is nothing doing in Ginseng, but we quote it nominal at 30@40cts. cash, for Western, and 40 '( 45 cts. per lb. for Southern. GUNNY BAGS —Gunny Bags are still sellingatthe following rates, viz: 12 cts. for small, and 15 .016 cts. each for large. IIAY AND STRA W.—Hay continues in active demand, and good Timothy in bales is selling as fast as it arrives at sl6 per ton, at which figure it closes firm. The sales continue t> be chiefly to the Government, and thev add up this week about 1,500 bal&. Rye Straw is dull at sls •16, and we quote Oat do. at s7®B, and Wheat do. at $6 (or per ton. HEMP.—Hemp is dull at our former quotations, which are as follows, viz: at $135a140 for rough America.':; S2OO 4215 for dressed do ; $215'0)220 per ton for Russia; ft ®6# cts. per lb. for Manilla; 5 cts. for Jute; and 6# cts. for h.inn HlDES.—There are no foreign Hides here. We quote City slaughtered Hides at 6@6cts„ and wet Country slaughtered at 4@5 cts. IRON.—lron continues very dull, and quotations for it are almost entbely nominal. We quote as follows, viz: Baltimore Cha coal Forge at $27 m' 27*; Catoctindo at $24 <n)2s; Charcoal No 1 Wheel at $27.a28; Anthracite Iron at $23 a.24 for No. 1; s2l ,22 for No. 2; S2O w2l for No. 3; Scotch Pig at s2*2 from ship, and $23(3)24 per ton from the yards We quote Blooms as Pefore at. S4O f.rpud died, and $60(0i62* per ton for best Charcoal; Bar Iron at *47*fa ; so for common English and American, and ss7* (a6O per ton for refined do.; and Sheet do. at 3* (d 4 ets for English; 4*@4* cts. for American, and 17* cts per lb, for Russia Boiler Plates are selling at 3* cts. for pud dled and 4@4* CIS. per lb for refined Charcoal, and we quote Nails at $2.80(3)2.85 per 100 lbs., cash, and $3, six months, for Cut 4d. and upwards. . INDlGO.—lndigo is quiet but very firm at the quota tions. which are as follows, viz: 120(aj175 cts. for Bengal; 105(a)130 cts. for Kurpah; 120@160 "els for Guatemala; 75 U. 85 cts. for Madras; 30 a.o'l cts. for common to fair, and 70faril2 cts per ib. for good prime Manilla, LEATHER.—There is an active demand for Leather for : army purposes, and sales tn a considerable extent have been made this week of Rough Skirting Sole. We quote i as follows,viz: City slaughtered Sole at 26 a 28 cts.; Coun try do. at 24 a.26 cts ; Rough Skirting 221'n;26 cts.; Spanish Ssie 24(a)27 cts ; City harness Leather, black, 23,m31 cts ; Country do. 25.0,28 cts.; Upper in rough hide at $3.50 a4; Calf Skins at 50,q-60 cts. per lb., and finished do. at Sato 100 cis. per lb. 1 MADDER.—There is no Madder selling as far as we are J advised, hut we quote it nominal at 10*@12* cts. per Jb s for good to prime Dutch Ombro. ' . MOLASSES —The only transaction we have heard of this week in Molasses is a sale or J6 hhds. prime Porto Rico at 35 cts. The stock here of ail -descriptions is very * light and the market although quiet is quite firm in tone. We quote as follows, viz: Cuba at 18(n,20 cts. for clayed, 1 and 22(5,26 cts. for Muscovado; Porto "Rico at 3'2®36 cts.; I and New Orleans at 38fi)40 cts per gallon "" . MILL 1 EED.—-Mill Feed continues dull, but we quote 1 it as before at B,n-10 ets. for Brown Stuff, and 20 cts per , bushel for Middlings NAVAL STORES.—There is no Spirits Turpentine or ' Rosin here, but there are some lots of Tar and Pilch re maining, and we quote the former at $4.2534.60, and the ' latter at $4 50 per bhl. ' 1 OILS —There is a better demand for Oils than there lias ] been, but they are by no means active. We quote to-day i follows, viz: Linseed at 60 cL63 cts. for American- Sperm i at 155 cts. for fall, anil 165 cts. for winter; Whale at 55 o C 63 cts. for crude, and 60(<£i65cts. for patent bleached; So- c lar at;7s cts.; Sea Elephant at 70@7S cts ; and Lard at 80 1 (aB7 cts. pet gallon. PROVISIONS —The Provision market has through the t week been very quiet, the only sale of moment that has . been made, so far as we have heard, being one of 25 (-00 lbs Bacon Sides to the United States Commissary, ';he ' terms for which have not transpired, but as they were ' offered by a responsible party at 6* cts., it is supposed they wete sold below that figure. There has been through C the week a moderate retail demand for Bacon, and sales b to the extent of about 150 hhds Shoulders and Sides have n been made at 6*'a 6 els, for the fni mer. and Ta 7' cts for the latter, but these figures could not be obtained for f lots of any size. Haras range at frcm 8 to 11 cts , and sales of some 800 to 1,000 pieces have been made during " the week within this range. No sales of Bulk Meat, Beef, ' Fork or Lard have been reported this week. We quote n Bulk Meat nominal at 4* cts. for Stiontders, 6(£6* cts. t Tor Sides. 6*@7 cts. for Hams; Lard at B*@9" cts. for fi Western Leaf in barrels and tierces, lt@l 1 * cts. or re r fined; Mess Pork at sls; Prime do at $10.50@11; Rump do. at $I0(h 10.25; and Beef at sl2 50 for Baltimore narked <! No. 1; *io Oil do. Mess; and $14(0)14* per barrel for re- 1 packed Western Mess. We note the export this week of t 1(0 tierces and 1,400 kegs Lard. s BUTTER.— Butter is dull, but steady at the following i quotations, viz: 012 cts. for new solid packed Wes- ,< tern: J2(6)14 cts. for Roll; ami 10(g:14 cts. for Glades. Eggs are selling at 10 cts. per dozen. CHEESE. —There is no Western Cheese in market, but c there is a good supply t-f Eastern, and it is selling at s® e 9 cts. for Cutting, and ll(ad2* ct3. for English Dairy. ' PLASTER—There have been two cargoes Plaster ( (about 400 tons) received here this week, but they were J both sold to arrive at $3 per ton. c RlCE.—There has been no movement in Rice this week so far as we have heard, but it has beee quoted through- ! out it at 6*ffi7 cts. per lb. for goodto prime. The stock here is very nearly exhausted. SUGARS.—There has been a very good inquiry this I week for Sugars, but only a moderate business has been s done in them, the stock here being unusually light, and 1 holders generally quite indifferent about selling. The , market has throughout the week been very firm in tone, and for the low grades prices have advanced *to * a 1 cent per lb. The sales include 809 boxes Cuba, 350 hh'ds. ' do , and 47 hhds. Porto Rico, all for refining, on private r terms.but understood to heat very full rates. 20 hhds.Cuba at $7, 22 hhds Engti-h Island also at $7. 50 hhds. Porto Rico at from $7 5C to 8 25, and SI hhds. do sold to dav at $7 60. We quote as follows, viz: Cuba at $6.5d@7 for refin f inz, and $7.25 a 7.75 for grocery grades: and Poiao Rico and f New Orleans at $7(5)7.50 for common to fair; and $7 75 5) , 825 for good fair to prime. We note the iranort this week ' of 210 hhds Porto Rico per sehr Alice Mowe. 1 REFINED SUOARH. —The Sugar refiuers early in the ( week advanced the rates for hard crushed Sugars again t *of a cent per lb . but no change has been made since t our last in the rates for soft crushed' The following are i the quotations of Messrs. Dougherty, Woods & Co., of the Baltimore Steam Sugar Refinery, viz: CASH PRICES RY TWENTY OR MORE PACKA.GEB. Double Refined Loaf. 10* cts. per lb. * Double Refined Cracked Loaf. 10* " ! Double Refined Crushed, Powdered and Granulated 9* " A Crushed 9* " Circle A Crushed, Powdered and Granu lated 9* " 1 Refined White A.., 9 " < Refined White B 8* " 1 Refined Extra C 8* " f Refined C Yellow 8* " Yellow Sugars of lower grades at prices according to , quality. SALT.—SaIt is firm with an upward tendency. Liver pool is selling from store at 110 cts for Ground Alum, and 160 cts per sack for Marshall's, Worthington's and Jef * fr.-y & Darcy's fine, andwe quote Turks Island at 255. s 30 cts. per bushel from store. We note the import this t week of 1 725 sacks I-iverpoo! Salt coastwise. ( STARCH.—There lias been no movement of consequence i this week in Starch, but it is steady at our previous quo- , tations. viz: 4*'(ji.s cts. for Western Pearl, and 5*(a,6 cts per Ib for Oswego. SPlCES.—Spices are quiet, but under the new tariff, which materially increases the duty on all descriptions, the market for them is very firm. We quote to day as fol- , lows, viz: Pepper at 10*(a,11 cts ; Pimento at B*'@9 cts.: j Cloves at 13@14 cts ; Race Ginger at 9 cts.; Cassia at 24 cts : Mace at 45 cts., and Nutmegs at 60 cts. per lb. 1 SYRUPS.—Tbe rates for Baltimore refine Syrups are i unchanged and we still quote as follows, viz: at 32 cts < for Sugar House; 36 cts. for Golden, and 42 cts. per gallon i for extra Golden , SOAP.—Castile Soap is selling at 12* cts., Oleine do. at 7@B cts . and Chemical Olive do. at 6(a,7 cts. per lb. ' STATES —There is but little doing in Staves. We 1 quote as follows, viz: W. O. Hhd. at $65-5(65; W. 0. Pipe ' at $60(5)78; and W. 0. Barrel at $20@30" per thousand. I There are no Red Oak Staves in market. 1 TOBACCO.—Maryland Tobacco continues in good de- , mand, and it is selling about as fast as it arrives. Prices ! are generally unchanged, and we continue to quote com monjground leaf at $2 50:5:3.50; middlingdo. $5(58.50; and ' best do. $8.50(5,12; common crop $3(54: middling" $4(5:4 50; 1 good middling $5)55.50; good leal *6(56.50: and fine at I $7(512. We quote Bay Tobacco as follows: tips or tails at $3 50(5)4; ground leaf at $4.50(55.50; fine yellow at $9.50 (a.14; and good red at $12(513. For Ohio "Tobacco there • is a good inquiry, though the transactions have not been large this week, amounting to only about 350 hhds at previous prices, viz: good common $3(5)4.60; red and spangled $5.50 a-7; good and fine red and spangled $7.50 (510 50; and good fine yellow $10(3112 50. The demand for Kentucky Tobacco continues good, and prices are firm, with a light stock. There have been no sales this weeki but. we continue to quote as follows, viz: common lugs at $6)5,7; good do $7 50:8; common to good leaf $8:510; and fine to choice do. $lO 60(5)15. The inspections of the week are 2,398 hhds. Maryland, 411 hhds. Ohio, and 30 hhds Kentucky—total 2,839 hhds. MAN TJFACTUREK 'TOBACCO.— The stocks -are very light, and prices are well sustained We quote common pouno3 at 7(512 cts.; medium do. at 15(5)18 cts.; good do. at 21(5 25 cts.; fine do. 28(535 cts.; fine s's and 10's 21(524 cts.: medium do. 16(518 cts.; sound common do. at 12;a,14cts ; and inferior shipping 10'8,18's, and 20 s 65,8 cts. TEAS.—Teas are very dull, but the rates are unchang ed, and we still quote as follows.viz: Ankoi at 25(5:30 cts ; Souchongat 30(a40cts; Oolongs at 40,5,55 cts Skin at 45'550 cts ; Twankay at 65(565 cts.; Hyson at 63 (570 cts.; Young Hyson at 65(575 cts.; Imperial at -3 5) 80 cts.; and Gunpowder at 63@90 cts. per lb. The two cargoes of Greens expected at New York have arrived. TIN AND LEAD.—Tin Plate is still selling at s9for I. 0., and $10.75 per box for I. X., but it very dull We quote Uanca Tin at 29:530ct5.; 'Spelter at 4*@4* cts.; and Lead at 5(55* cts. for Pig; 6* cts. for Bar; and 7* cts. per lb for Pipe and Sheet. WOOL.—-There is a good demand for coarse and medium , Wools, which are wanted for the manufacture of army goods, hut for the finer grades the market is extremely , dull. The eceipts of all varieties are however light, the transactions are consequently limited. We quote to-dav as follows, viz: unwashed at lS c ts.; tub washed at 26)528 , cts, pulled tat 25(527 eta ; and fleece at 30 cts. for half to 1 UAISE -V S A , RI<I V^ 32 CU ' >' ER >• FAR H""ND WHISKEY.—Whiskey has through the week been very ' at" 8 t • Sales of ?OmC 000 to 41)0 bhls. (jl,j 0 havebeen niade at 18 cts., and we quote it as closing to-dav at this flaure There is no City Whiskey offering, but weVuote ft nomt ' nal at 18 cts. per gallon FREIGnTA.—There is but little doing in Freights but rates to Liverpool have advanced. A British hark has been taken up for this port at 12d. for grain, two thirds of the cargo to be in bulk, and the remainder in shippers , bags. We quote in American bottoms to Liverpool at ) 10(511d. per bushel in shippers hags, and 3s. per bbl ; Bremen at 255.; and Holland at 32a. fid. for Maryland to' 1 hacco. A vessel is loading for Amsterdam at the figures last names. [ EXPORTS FROM BALTIMORE ~~ BBEADBTUFFB. i This week. : t Total so far in 1861. _ , Corn i | : Corn uesl 'nat'n Flour. Meal. Corn. Flour. 'Meal. Corn. ,t bbls. bbls. bus. j ; bbls. bbls. : bus. '' Hon^ 1 "" jl 61.946 643,565 ir B <> i M 584 | 1-648. RIV PIAT;, 10 : 383 i I "MW 130 E . 79 8.N.A.C01 1 lonio'" "77 "iVini Venezuela , 77 "-JJJ Pac/ficVr. 3 2 ' 348 ! 163 6771 ® 8 i*>39o 37,821 other p-t's 1*2.660 :::::: 3 ,400""50""f1',641 •N ■ TOT * 1 ': - 481 14,867 716,400 O, ID bushels to Amsterdam; 8,8(2 buehele to Dublin;' 9,'078 bushels to VTexfori, Ire ; 500 hus'p N lo Halifax: '2,000 bushels to Rotterdam; '2 900 bushes t f Bremen; 21,874 bushels to Bordeaux RYE —750 bushels to Gap-town, C. G . 11. RYE F LOUR 105 B to Porto ]l cn. TUiiAUUO—HIJDM. Commencing January "l, 1861, and same time 1860. vvHtßt to Tfl,s Rrevi- Tfl Sametime " T0 . week. ously. To,al - iB6O. Bremer. 781 27.305; 28.086 16,856 Amsterdam 764 4.296 5 060 )L470 Rotterdam ... 19,053) 19,053 i iriiTS Havre 1,496' 1.490 2.406 Bordeaux 1,011 .... i.nil ! .408 Marseilles .... 1,398: 1,398 1,687 England j 258 6,935 C.ID 4! 813 Russia ....I Austria ' 90 ,'i 1,169 Antwerp ....j West Indies ! 5 156 161' 213 Utlier purls 4 J2I, 125 45 Total hhds. j 2,8231 59.761 62.584 47,045 FL'J l it f.\ S P KCT JON N Descriptions. '* '[This w'k. I To this t'eTj" Samet'e '6O Howard St., Bbls.. 4.645 222.220 244,1(3 City Mills, " ~) n„",76 17.3 609 183461 Ohio, " ..: 1,411 75.625 60.615 Family, " ..I 1,308 55,089 81,033 R.VC, " 75 7.915 ' 7,943 Corn Meal, " .. 428 13.421 42,476 TOBACCO INSPECTIONS. Commencing January 1. 1861. and same "tfim 1869. " Descriptions. WC'.'K OUSFV Total. SA ™ S PG' N,<: Maryland..' j 2,398! 32,894 31,792 34.800 Ohio j 411! 10,554 10,905 20 319 Virginia I ... 1 ) , Kentucky I 30)5 2,797 J 2,827 5 2,010 Pennsylvania .... J J ) Tutsi hhds.■2.B39 ! 45.746 48.584 £7,129 LATEST NEWS. FEDERAL TELEGRAMS. Accuracy not Vouched for. FROM WASHINGTON. Proposition for the Colonization of Captured Slaves. WASHINGTON, August 20 —The Governor of Fer nando To hag been authorized by the Spanish Gov ernment 4 *to receive in that Eland a certain num ber of slaves who may be captured bv vessels of the United States, that beinjj free they may there ac ?uire the benefits of civilization.' 1 Flag Officer nman has communicated this proposition to our Government. It appears by the same correspondence from the African squadron, that the S cesnioni.-ts have been sending ci culrs to naval officers of SOUTHERN birth, holding out inducements to leave the United SLATES service and join TH FC of the Confederates, with I qua! rank. First Lieutenant Tatnail, of the Marines, received one of these documents. Tlie East India Squadron. Official despatches from IHE Last Indies state that the blag officer <F the Squadron had received the orders of the Navy Department, fnr the immediate return of the squadron to the United States. One ship vviil, however, be left there; and also on the coast of Africa, and on the coast of Brazil, after THESE squadrons shall have been withdrawn for blockading purposes. Washington Items. The President to-day reviewed the Brooklyn Phalanx from the portico of the Executive Mansion. Government employees have received one-sixth of their present month's salaries in Treasury notes Dd the remainder in Fpecie. Private PARTI"* here are exhibiting to prominent official*, and offering to supply the army, with the Prussian needle guns. From the JYe.it) York TTerald. New Positions tnken by tbe Enemy. WASHINGTON, Auy. 29. —Matters near the Uuion lines on the Virginia SIDJ OI the Potomac remain pretty much as they were yesterday. The enemy still cont*nue to show themselves near our pick ts, and occasionally fire at them. No movement of im portance, however, has yet been made by our troops. Tne enemy have not only re-estabTished their old line of pickets as before the battle of Bull Run, but have actually encroached upon the territory for merly held by us, nearly one-half mile nearer our line of fortifications. They now occupy several im portant strategical points, upon which they are throwing up fortifications. The line o the enemy 's pickets c, vetir.gtur trrnt on tbe Virginiaaide of the Potomac commences on the Orange and Alexandria Raih oad, running thence in an Trreou lar course, taking advantage of all the natural lines of defence, across the Little River turnpike, between Cloud's Mills atid Benton's Tavern, to Ban croft's Mills, at the junction of Hunting Cfetk and the Columbia turnpike. At this plr.ee the enemy have constructed a breastwork commanding the turnpike in the direc tion of Bailey's Cross Roads. Proceeding from this point, over tilled fields and through hcavv woods, the line of Confederate pickets continues to Mun aon'S Hill, one and a quarter miles from Bailey's Cross Roads, on the Leesburg turnoike. On this hill the enemy are constructing works. They have now a temporary battery of r fle.T cannon 'at the southerly face of the bill, from which, for the past few days, they have kept up a desultory lire on our troops tit Bailey's Cross Roads. Proceeding in a northwesterly direction from Munson'S Hill, about one and a half miles, we reach a smalt moun tain, the summit of which commands the country for fuur mifes around, overlooking the famous Union works at Arlington. This mountain,' time days ago, was within the eav grasp of oU noiip., rluuc lent time UA4 utfen scizzd by the Confederates, and upon, it thev are con structing large fortifications. This point is of immense strategical value to the Confederates, in obstructing the march of our troops into the inte rior of the State, should such a measure be adopt cd. From this mountain the enemy's line of pickets stretch along, in a northwesterly direction, to the farm of Basil Hall, and from there, in a westerly direction, to a point opposite the Chain bridge. Along tbo route referred to the enemy have several depots of supplies and reinforcements, at least three new fortifications, and probably double that num ber concealed and under construction. From a personal reconnoi6ance, made b_Y our special correspondent, of tbe enemy's force at Mun son's Hill, he discovered that it consisted of seven hundred cavalry, one thousand infantry, and three pieces of field cannon. OF all these Confederate movements General McUlellan is fully apprised, and he will, no doubt, when the proper time ar rive*, pay his respects to tbe enemy. From the N. Y. Herald % August 30. Tlie Confederate*. A gentleman who arrived at Washington yester day from Richmond via Louisville, states that the Confederate army in Virginia now amounts to over 300,000, of whom 180,000 are on the South bank of tbe Potomac. !'• savs that Manassas bas been to a great extent abandoned, and tbe main force of the army moved to the Upper Potomac, where they intend to tnake a crosriug, take possession of Maryland, and thus surround Washington and get possession of all the army stores and munitions lying there Ho represents that the enthusiasm of the South knows no bjuuds since the battle of Bull Run. From the N. Y. WnrUl. August 29. A Hold Stroke of tlie Enemy. The enemy are pressing upon our lines in force, and are seizing upon every bill or WOOD that will command any portion of our camp. They evidently meditate some bold stroke, and that it will be both skillful and bold we have no reason to doubt, in view of what they have already done. Raw troops are as nothing against intrenchments, while be hind them they are almost as good as veterans. This was our weakness at Bull Run; it will be our sirengib in tbe ensuing fight. But it is useless to speculate. If WE lose Washington it will be worse to us than a d07.-n Bull Runs. If we beat the enemy tbe tide o' war will have been turned against them forever. Tbe NEXT few days are big with the fate of the Great Republic. From Special Despatch of he Philadelphia Inquirer. Tilt- Posit lull of the Confederates. WASHINGTON, AUJX 21I —It in wore than likely that in the course of the next two days will be some important military movements in tbe im mediate vicinity of Washington. It will be interesting, therefore, to know the exact position of the enemy's forces. With the aid ol the maps of the vicinity of Washington heretofore published in the Inquirer, the reader will be able to follow our description. It mus; be borne in miud that it is now five weeks since the defeat of our army at Bull Run; that that defeat has had the effect of an elec tric shock throughout the whole South; that it has roused the enthusiasm of the South to a higher pitch than ever; that, during the last five we" ks, troops have been pouring into Virginia from all tbe other Southern States; that the Confederates have now in arms, according to their own accounts, forces destributed about as follows: ... No. of Men. Beauregard's forces, west of Washington 80,000 Johnston's forces, at and near Leesburg 40 000 Maaruder's forces, at Aquia Creek and Fredericks a 4 b E rg ; U 20,000 At batteries on Potomac, York, James and Rappa haunock rivers 12 000 At Yorktown I 2 0 '0 At Norfolk and Portsmouth..,. I(L009 A Richmond ] " 5000 Forces of Generals Lee and Floyd, in Western Vir- ' ginia.... 50 OCO At i.ynchburg (Campt of Instruction) 10,000 Tolal Ihe disposition of the iorces in the immediate vicinity ot Washington is apparently in the form of a crescent, the horns resting near tbe Chain bridge and Shooter's' Hill, and the crescent near Ball's and Bailey's Cross Roads. There are strong de tachments at falls Church, et VieDDa, at Fairlax, at Centreville, and at Germantown. The great Parrott gun, captured by the enemv at Bun Run, has been brought up by them to Bailey's Cross Roads, and was placed in a position there yester day, behind their entrenchments. Itis not be lieved, however, that theee preparations indicate any design of an immediate attack on Washington, but only a closer approach to it on all sides, in order to be ready for an attack if that measure is finally decided on. WASHINGTON, August 29 —The Washington Re publican expresses the opinion that a battle across the Potomac cannot be avoided many days longer. A despatch to the New York Triljunc says* "Gen. Scott upressed the opinion to-day that the Confed erates must make an attack upon our lines, and that, too, at an eariy dav." From Special despatches to Philadelphia Inquirer. WASHINGTON, August 29.—A considerable num ber of well known financiers are now in Weihing ton, among whom are recognized the Presidents of some of the chief banks in New York. Tbey make no secret of their errand here, which is, they sav, to urge upon the President not only; the vigorous prosecution of the war, but also such a change in the manner of conduciing it as shall have the effect ot scattering the immense Confederate force now concentiated before VrAshington, by making it necessary for the Confederates to defend other points. It might be thought, that we had bad enough ot such business, and that the President, by tuts time, had learned to turn a deaf ear to advice Irom aDy such quarter. Certainly, nothing is more ridiculous than the spectacle oi civilians, in any raDk of life, presuming t (1 dictate to the Admin istration as to what disposition shall be made of the half million of men soon to be in tbe fie d; and, you may rely upon it, such attempts at interfefence will have no more effect upon the plans of Gen. Scott and Gen. McCle lan than the blowing of the idle wind. The fact that these gentlemen reDreeDt the $50,000,000 n hicli the banks have subscribed to tbe national loan gives tbem no prescriptive right to obtrude their views upon the government. The Enemy's Camp Fires. Ths Confederate camp tires cau be seen from Georgetown Heights, near Fall's Church, about lis ailei from Fort Corooran. BALTIMORE. SATURDAY, AUGUST <3l, 1861 Tfir September Conventions WASHINGTON, Aug. 20.—THREE C./IIVUNTIUN* ARE adverf • I D Fb • FIT•! I on the 10th PROS.. mme<y the SI'CEFSI >a State U)nventi >n of MARYLAND, called by THE MEMBERS <D tKe Legislature of that. State, to meet at Baltimore; the Armed Neutrality or Peace Convention of the State of Kentucky, at Frankfort, and tbe New York German Republican State Gonven-iou. at Syracuse. The Administra tion has decided that the interests of the republic require that the tirSt two THALL not behold, and thev will accordingly be suppressed, 'THE admin istrntion REGARDS ALL PEAC A ciu.ventions as in the highest degree tie&FlCD&ble, aud all advocates " peace as traitors. Tiie National Police. The arrangeinenfd for the formation of the Na tional Detective Tolice iorce are NOW nearly com pleted. A celebrated Western detective, whose reputation is WELL F eubiished ail over the country, will be made the head of the new organization, and its opera ions will extend, not only to every city and town in the country, but also, by MEANS of its agents, into every family and neighborhood. Treason will find it impossible to raise its hydra bead anywhere when this new organization gats ID to operation. ON the SCENT for Siigpecicft Official* IV.-? MASTER Biair and 8 cretary Cameron hava Ficrnihed their intention to remove every person fj OM their departments against whom a charge of disloyalty may be brought by the Investigating Committee, so that in a lew days we may hope to have the suspected thoroughly cleared out. of those departments, except a few army olfictrs in the War Department, who of course are to be ex empt from the ordinary penalties. Mrs. Greenhow, recently arrested, is the aunt of Mrs. Senator Douglas Uoynlty in Hie State Department* The Totter committee were unable to find any thing against the loyalty of any of the clerks in the State Department. Thev reported two of t,ho watchmen AS unsound, and they were promptly sus pended and the proof asked for. If satisfactory they will be removed. West Point axnl Naval Academy Vacancies. In reference to tilling the vacancies at West Point and in the Naval Academy, 1 learn from the AVER Department that all tbe assignments of cadets at large for IS6I are filled, and that no provision has been mad" by Congress to fill the vacant cadetships from the Confederate States. From the South. LOUISVILLE, August 29.— Tbe surveyor of cotton at this port publishes a card, threatening to sou.- all wagons, vehicles and steamboats that may be found engaged in the transportation of articles for aiding the rebellion alter the first of September nex'. A special despatch from Richmond on the 27tjj to the Nashville Union and American , says a large number of prominent Iventuckians who have ar rived there, represent that the feeling of resistance to Lincoln's government in Kentucky is ur.mistake ably on the increase, and numerous letters from Kentucky indicate the same feeling. President Davis is still confined with an attack of chills and fever, which may induce Congress to postp NE its adjournment. V ve President Stephens is lying sick at Manas sas J unc'ion. The Richmond Examiner of the 2GTB says the Confederate Congress has decided to repeal the law establishing ports of entry, and throw ail the S .uthern coast open to foreign commerce, provid ing that vessels which run the blockade into shore inlets may pay the Confederate duties at the port nearest their landing. There is some dissension in the Confederate Con gress in reference to confiscation. Some advocate the confiscation of all Yankee property in the South, and others favor a sequestration of estate. Congress has appropriated SBoo,<>oo for a tlaatini* defence at New Orleans, and §160,000 for two iron" clad boats lor the defence ot the Mississippi river ar.d the city of Memphis. The Charleston Courier says James L. Orr has raised an indr -pendent regiment for the war, and IS eagerly awaiting marching orders. YHE Memphis Appeal says: "Lincoln refuses to disband his camps in Kentucky, and insists that the Confederate forces shall advance to meet the toe, instead of awaiting his intrusion upon Tennes see soil." The Avalanche rays tbe Echonner Adeline, with three former Federal army and Davy R fficers aboard, was brought to by a Unit d States man-of-war; but taking advantage oi a squall, GOT into SAVANNAH with a cargo o! -COFFEE, fruits and lead. Tbe correspondent of the Huntersville Advocate tells the planters to give their negroes more umlas MS AND lice ar.d LESS bacon, which plan would di minish the consumption of bicon two and a quar ter miHiou pounds weekly in the Southern Con federacy. The Memphis Avalanche congratulates its readers that TIN more letters are to go North, and h'pes the intrediction of all intercourse between the two sec tions will be complete and everlasting. From New Mexico. INDEPENDENCE, August 29.—The Santa Fe Mail and Caucnin Citv Kxpress have arrived here, bring ing dates to tbe 17tfi instant, and Cannon City to TH"2 6th inst. Iho Express brought three pagsecgors and $20,000 in gold dust. The U R.ited States troops, seven hundred and fifty in number, who surrendered to three hundred lexao rangers, eighteen miles from Fort Fillmore, havebeen released on parole. The Texans re tained I heir arms and. the horses belonging to the companies of mounted rifles. Gen. W. Petharn, formerly Surveyor-General of NEW Mexico, and Col. Clements were arrested in Sante LE and confined in the guard-house, by oider NF Col Can by, commander of the Department of ".'W Mexico. They were suspected of giving im proper information to the TEXAS troops. the oath of allegiance an ! was discharged General I'etham REFUSED to tako tbe oath and is still confined in the guard house. The Hon. Mr. Otero, of Albuquerque, has been selected to head a regiment of New Mexican volun teers, that is to be raised in the territory. Col. Canby lias, by proclamation, suspended tbe writ of habeas corpus in Ne.v Mexico. Fort Stanton has been abandoned by the United States troops and destroyed by fire, bv order of Col- Catiby. New Mexico bas been visited lately with verv heavy rains, which haye dona considerable damage to property. FROM MISSOURI. Attempt to Blow Up a Railroad Train. ROLLA, MO.. August 29 — The correspondent of tbe St. Louis Democrat lurnisbee the following in telligence: An attempt was made vestardav to blow up the train due here at 4 50 this afternoon. As the train reached a point eight miles cast of here, an explosion took place benea'b tbe locomo tive, covering it with dirt and gravel, and slightly wounding the engineer. On backing tbe train to the aide track, it was discovered that a keg of powder had been buried between the rails, which was exploded in some unaccountable manner when the engine passed over it. The explosion occurred on an embankment over twenty fett high, and had its force been spent in an upward direction, instead of laterally, as was the case, the train would, doubtless, have" been thrown from the track, and several lives lost. A E-mpany of cavalry sent down the railroad to reconnoitre last night, found several rails torn up in a deep cut near Jamestown, and fired upon three suspicious characters on the track close bv, but with what result is not known. Gen. Mcßride, with 1,500 Confederates, is reported to be on Spring Creek, twenty five miles southwest from here. Front Northern Missouri. QUINCY, Illinois, August 30. A body of seces sionists, estimated at 2,500, under tbe notorious Martin Green, took possession of Palmyra. Mo., [eight miles west of the Missouri riv. R , and about TON miies FROM Quincyj yesterday. There were no Federal TROOPS there and no resistance was made. A train of ca<s containing a considerable quantity ol muskels for the troops at St. Joseph's was fired into near Palmyra and forced to return. From Southern Missouri. CAIRO, August 30. A flag of truce arrived this afternoon from New Madrid at the Federal camp at Bird's Point, Missouri, opposite this place. The object was an exchange of prisoners. I( i- reported that the Confederates under Jeff Thompson and Gen. Hardee are falling back on New Madrid. Arrival from Fort Pickens. NEW A ORE, August 30.— The United States store ship Reliance has arrived from Fort Pickens on the 2d inst., and Key West on the 14th inst. James Brown and John Brown, invalid seamen, from the steamer Colorado, died on tlie passage and their bodies were consigned to tbe deep. FURTHER FROM EUROPE. BT. JOHNS, August 30.—The steamer Arsgo, from Southampton on the 21st, passed Cape Race this morning for New York. The crippled steamer Etna had arrived at Queenstown, and tbe passengers to the steamer Glasgow, to sail on The steamer Arabia arrived at Liverpool on the 17 th. PriDce Alfred was received at Liverpool with great enthusiasm. The King of Sweden had left England for home. The steamer Great Eastern was expected to take more troops to Canada. The applications for discount at the Bank of En gland was moderate. Loans on the Stock Exchange were offered at 3]< per cent. Foreign exchange was slightly HIGHER: American securities were unaltered. Advices from France eav that a deficiency in the wheat crop is generally admitted. Accounts from Italv say the reactionists were everywhere beaten by Vicar-General 8 irrento. I iventy-nine priests and three monks have been arrested and the reactionists at CanPello made prisoners by the Royal troops. Ciprialo was taken after a short resistance. Garibaldi was expected at Naples on the 8 Hof September, the anniversary of bis entry into Na ples Grand fetes were preparing in honor of the event. Gen. Cialdiui reminds the Government that he only provisionally accepted the Lieutenancy of Naples, but will not resign until the country has been purged of brigands and a new Lieutenant shall be appointed. From Turkey there are accounts of further re forms being effected by the Sultan. The Cheief of the Herzegovina insurgents had requesttd the intercession of Russia fnr peace with the'lurks. Omar Pasha bad approved of the pro posed Russian and Austrian Embassy at Constanti nople and deputed a commissioner to proceed to open negotiations. The Russians had sustained another defeat from the Circassians. In Russian Poland serious disturbances had broken out, at Kalltdah, for arresting a man. The patrol were insulted, and a number of men sur rounded the officer and demanded the release of the prisoner, which was granted, when the garrison assembled and threatened to lire on the people.— Numbers were arrested subsequently. From Hungary, advices are tbat the dissolution of the Hungarian Diet waß considered certain within a few days. An imperial rescript was ex pected shortly. COMMERCIAL INTELLIGk NCE. The Liverpool Cotton market closed quiet but firm with sales on Monday and Tuesday of 30,000 hales to spec ulators and exporters, at an advance of 1-16 to )fd. The market had still an upward tendency at the close. The advance is chiefly in middling and lower qualities - Flour is inactive and 6d. lower. American Flour 275. Whe.at dull and 2s. lower—red Western 9s. to 10s. 9d ; red Southern lis. 3d.; white Western lis 6d.; white Southern 13s. Corn is easier—mixed and yellow 295, fid. @3os. 6d.; white 31@345. Beef is quiet. Perk is dull. Bacon inactive, Lard in active at Tallow ia Arm at 46®475. Coffee is steady. Consols clesed at 90K to 90X. j fx of Wlhinm Lyon Mnrkcnzle. * M■, iten^ 0 ' C " W '' A27 ' Will,.tit: J.vnn , w.lt4Dze, > ez-menber of Parliament. <iid lan nigbt xn tbi city. Tbe deceased was tbe Upuer ! ?aU ri a ' i aflfr o' "' t ' rß,,elli ' which re ■ exl,< ; 1118 United States for twelve T,I >v' UR^ T: 2T W HICH time ho WAS connected with i i ia "^, ovv V ,,k Tribune. Being PARDONED in 184'J, i l to Canada, and was elected to Parlia ment, which position ho occupied for several years, j LIV-' Was universally respected. v Rumiia B t'c tSloekmle. J■ BW \ OHK, August 30.— The steamer Matanzas brings Matanzas dates to the 25th inst. A British 11,'' arrived there, having run the block *oß oil JNewbern, and sailed again for Charleston. A ship irom Charleston had also arrived there having run the blockade. SIGNS OF THE TIMES. K(.'cognition of the SoiiUterii Confederacy. Tb® Turin correspondent of the Now York 'lrtbune, speaking of the Umperor Napoleon savs: Everywhere he is trying to keen up division, and thus to maintain the French preponderance. As soon R,3 tun tidings of the rout at Manassas ar rived in Europe, M. Tliouvenel received the agents of tbe Confederates, in an unofficial way, but one more victory of the secossionists would at once be followed by the recognition of the South cm Confederacy. Prom the New Yorl Herald "1* or Peace, ami Other Treason Th'l l morning David P. Curr, United Stairs Mar sbal of Connecticut, conveyed Mr. Elias B. Schna- M I V"-' Lafayette as a prisoner. It seems that 6LR. ochnabel was engaged in advocating peace cessif.n and other treasonable doctrines throughout Lis btate of Connecticut, and was pursuing HIS traitorous course in Litchfield county at the time of ins arrest:. This last inmate of Fort Lafayette i, a lawyer oy profession, and has taken rather a pro minent part in ; olitics in Philadelphia for the last tell years. I N has always been a violent pro-sla very tnan, ano bos the reputation of beinc tbe mo,T U.lra hunker of that branch of the Democratic party. For a time Mr. Sehnabe! took an aciire pait in every movement which .favored the Confed erates, out lately the City of Brotherly Love has been lon warm a place for biro, and he deemed it prudent lo emigrate to tbe land of steady habit,, where his inglorious career lias been suddenly brought to a clo.<e. A SUSPECTED SECESSIONIST.—-Detective Wilson arrested JOIIH Sleight, ot Galveston, Texas, YES terday ufleruoon UA SUSPICION of being A secession ist. Tbe prisoner, on being brought to police headquarters, stated that ho was a member of the 1!* IHIAUI H end ley & Co., of Galveston, and that he was on here to buv goads in the event of the blockade being removed. He was in tbe habit of spending about eight months of the year North, but had never come on to buy goods before. In tbe poß3et-£:oa of the prisoner was found a letter from his business partner which referred to the purchase of some goods, but nothing else of any interest or importance was discovered upon his person. Su perintendent Kennedy discharged Mr. Sleight on condition that the latter would drop in and see him occasionally. THE CASE OF WILLTAN PATRICK.— We understand that tVilliam Patrick, the Wall street banker, who was arrested on a charge of treason on Wednesday, claims to BE a native ot Nova Scotia and a subject Great Britain. It is the intention of the pri-oner to mvi ke the protection of the British Consul, and endeavor to, escape from punishment in that war. 1 atrick is still at Fort Lafayette, under close con finement. Ilerrell, who was arres'ed on Wednesday night, on suspicion of being an agent of JI ff. Davis, and discharged yesterday morning, was rarrested last night, and will probably be sent to Fort L iayette to-day. Evidence, it stems, has accumulated against him. From the New York Herald ~ Tbe Loveliness ef Slarinony. Since the outbreak of this Southern rebellion we HAVE not neglected the duty of marking and expos ing the disorganizing schemes and movements of \v RACLICAJ A KIITION wing of the Republican party. V\ E have SHOWN that the bloody instructions of the EW T- ORK TRIBUNE, the sneaking incendiarism of the rlines , and the undiluted abolitionism of the Independent, the Anti-Slavery Standard, and the Boston Liberator, are all directed to the same ob J-ct— emancipation or disunion— the liberation of the four millions of SLAVES of the South by force of arm*, or the adoption of Lloyd Garrison's ultima tum, "ao union with slaveholders." From the New York Times. Bennett is just now endeavoring to et ir up the elements of disorder arid violencein the North, and especially in this city. HO is eager for more riots, for more such mobs as compelled him, not long ago, to stop advocating the cause of secession and to hoist the Union flag. He invokes public INDIANA tion against rival newspapers, and is especially zealous in stirring up hate against the Times and Tribune. Of course he does it by lying— by false hoods of the most barefaced and impudent sort. It would not be in character for him to tell the truth, even if that would serve his turn. From the Si/racuse Courier. A Forlorn it ope J he devout individual who does the editorials for tne V\ atertewn NEWS lias evidently been ariveu to desperation by tbe constant blundering of tbe Ad rni nipt ration, WHOM it labored to elevate to power. V\ 0 will not attempt to "paint the lily or gild re fined gold," but leave biiu pathetically to utter in tbe ear ol tbe rcadt?r who has Dot the good fortune to read that pious paper, his last words of encour agement and hope lor the Union, AS follow?:. 4< lt is true that 11 God helps them that help them selves," but he helps those that earnestly bungle in shrewd aud skitlul in A bad. So we, while we are pained that TBE work of tbo Union is not done bet ter and that of the rebellion is DONE SO well, re garding the justice of our CHUSG and tbe necessity tor its success to tbe race, lock confidently forward to a satisfactory result, as we hope twentr-fivo years hence to look gladly back to tbe details and final hour of its attainment." The penple will honor his frankness, respect his trust in that Providence which rarely helps "those TON? EARNER!I Y bungle;" but probably prefer a change of servants, SO as to secure tbe F?E; vices of those who may peichance do the "work of the Union better, and not bungle it at all. Our ( jjiistian brother of the quill will remind the peo ple of the fabie of Hercules aud Ihe praying team ster, and they will learn to put their own shoulder to the wheel, trusting the gods tnav help tlmse who help themselves. Sow NUD Then. Mr. kimbari, oi the Essex County Democrat, of Haverhill (Mass.), was tarred and leathered and ridden on a rail the other day for "the treason of peace," whereupon the Lawrence Courier remarks: Perhaps the time will come when the people of Haverhill will feel as ashamed of this transaction AS they do now o! a petition sent from Haverhill some twenty years ago to Congress praying for the dis solution of the Union. Fr r.t 'he Detroit Free Press. A Censorship for the Fress. Who is to be the judge whether a newspaper shall be published or not? Who shall determine whether the issues of a journal shall be carried through the mails? SHALL there be a censor of the press in every locality where a newspaper is pub lished, or will the Administration appoint someone to whom every article shall be submitted for ap proval before it is published? Must we support with hearty good will every measure and act of the . Administration, whether we think it right, proper, and judicious or not? Such seems to be tbe determination of tbe authorities at Washing ton, if reliance can be placed upon the letter we have quoted * * * * * * W ho is to be the judge when the law is violated K 6 ' WHERE TBERB IT no war? Surely not military officers; surely not political partisans. We trust the Administration will not entet upon this course, for it is one full of danger, surrounded on every side with perils which should make the stoutest heart quail. From the Syracuse Courier. A "No-Pnrly" PART Y A few men, formerly Democrats, and several Re publicans, still Republicans, propose to hold a State Convention at Syracuse, on the 10 h of September, to organize a party to prevent party action this fall. WAR ITEMS. From Washington Cor. of the N. Y. Evening Post, Aug. 29 The Confederates on tlie Potomac. There are tresh and unmistakable indications of A large concentration of Confederate troops at or near Lecsnurg and on a line from there to the Chain Bridge. Our scouts at the last-named place have noticed for several days a steady increase of Confederate troops back of the bridge on the road on the Virginia side leading to Great Falls. From the best intormation in the hands of our Generals, it is judged that twenty thousand Confederate troop 3 are on the banks of the Potomac from Chain Bridge to Nolan's Ford, near the mouth of the Monocacy. Whether the great body of the Con federate force is advancing from Manassas is a secret we have not yet penetrated. The presenre of a large Confederate lorce at or near Leesburg is not regarded with suspicion in itself, but if it is tbe nucleus of an invading army it is worth attention and we mav be sure will receive it at the hands of General Banks and Colonel Geary, the latter of whom has charge of the river near Nolan's Ford The river thus far has BEOR in a condition in which it could not be safely forded by a large army. Boat loads of Confederate scouts have crossed, however, and ot late they have exhibited a good deal of boldness in their operations on the Maryland side of the river, to the terror of the loyal" citizens of that region. Under such circumstances the canal, now open to Cumberland, is worth little or nothing. Tbe boatmen fear deadly attacks, and are liable to shots from the Virginia shore, as the chnal follows close to the river banks. From the Philadelphia Inquirer, August 30(ft. The Confederalc Forces in Wealeru Virginia, j lr. is to be ieared tbat Gen. Rosecrans has not ! accomplished what the Government expected from him. Not from any want of skill or generalship | on his part, but owing to the want of a sufficient i number of troops. The indications now are, that ; unless he is speedily and largely reinforced, he, and ! all the Federal troops now there, will be driven j out of Western Virginia. If this does take place, I the mischief will be only beguu. I'be expulsion of the Federal troops will be followed by the expul sion of the members ot the Legislature of the new State of Kanawha or Western Virginia, by that of the Governor of the new State, and probably by the imposition of very heavy burdens upon all the Union people of that part of the country. The Confederates will then seize upon the western part of tbo Ballimore and Ohio Railroad from Parkers burg to Cumberland, and fortify all the important poiuts in Western Virginia. If thev do this, it will protract the war indelinitely. That they are energetically moving in that direction will be evi dent from the following facts: —lmmediately after the battle or Hull Run, Gen. Lee was sent by the Confederate War Department on a secret expedi tiou into vY estern Virginia. He passed through Gordonaville, Charlottesville, Staunton and Cov ington. At each of these places bo found detach- j ments of troops, which had been sent there and i placed under his orders, so tbat on leaving Coving ton he found himself at the head of a well-appoint- j ed force of lortv tbousandruen. With this army | he crossed the Alleghany" Mountains, rested and refreshed his men at Lewisbutg, crossed the Flat j Top Mountains, and encamped on the banks of the Gauley river. Here he spent some days in drill ing and moderately exercising bis men, and in get ting them accustomed to the manoeuvres of brigades and field evolutions. In the meantime, Gen. Floyd, (John B. Floyd, late Secretary of War) with a column of 15,000 troops, raised in the southwestern counties of Vir ginia, had been moving in the same direction. On the 10th of Augnst, be wee at Newbern, on the • ine of the Great S utliern Railroad, where HE .11.1 H D Hie orpanlzrii n oi his L)i< .nd start td on his way to th • \ R! h. On th 12 h, his column was at Parif; on the 15tb, a' Union, in .. on roe county, and on the 17 th, at L&wisburg, in ""(OORIER county. From that point lie crossed ovet t.TE Fiat lop Mountains, by the same route T en a TEW days afterwards bv Gen. Lee's artnv, AND proceeding to a spot near The Gauley Bridge, awaited the arrival of GCD. Lee. JoiniDg their 08 T,LE 24TH instant, it would seem from ac- A ns, toat the two GENERALS proceeded alone the Gauley river, crossed that stream, attacked Col. lyler at .Summnrsville, and defeated him with beavv loss on the 28tb. , 0 BSVB P° further date as to the movements of these Confederate Generals. Rut it is easy to see TNEL IT F° followed up this slight success by a further advance into the bowels ol the tfmn'l C ""V 8 fban probable that before this VAN A H . and Gen. .lackeon have sd vanced upon Gen. Rosecrans upon one side, while the nt h OR." '" V ' J HAVE ATTACK< " T HIM upon GATE from A,I Z O„„„PnrH „Ia RS of tI.C Can. j TI 1, °F Port Fillmore. the FMLNWIN' 1 T' TH9 28!! ' ultimo, furnishes tore RI LWT I"II" RE!TLN " particulars of the cap- | troops 'Hint, re and Eurrender of the Federal RAIL , T • , T J ,K HA TTLE OF MESTT.I,A. the river HO """ R,A WPRE crossing the cloud, f A R, ".° N 1- ,HE 25,H ' ABOUT 5 o'clock, _ ■ du.B*. IIIDICXTCD the cnemv wore ad the citv TH *H UEK 7OWAR(IS ,H8 POUTHERN part of to thai nnini and ol6 CONFED, ' RA,E /orce was moved thp.ll .H ' E R RY preparation made to -riv hem the warmest of receptions. Several of (he principal streets of Me.villa c„nverE at the S ,u' h and thfvlr 'T"' ' HE H ° U "- ES FORMIN P A "" and they are quite scattered; old corral, and the proxim.ty ot the cornfields' make position a WEL R ,", R° U VK NE FNR companies behind THE RNR A<INBE houses and was mounted TI . ° A ,"' AIN C OO,. wood's company the TRI) of IHA I T.Rizens posted themselves on PA E R. T RT„ O RSRSTL 0N C T E HORR,N ° IPAL - The enemy advanced to within 500 va-ds of our position and baited, and formed in line of battle w.th two howitzers in the centre and ZLNFLNTRV inL°"H H WIDE ANN ATALR ' 7 ' ,HO WHNLE ,NRCB anpear tng to be about 500 men. A flag of truce was then sent to our position, with the modestdemand to sur render the town unconditionnlly; the reply was wished the town to come and take H. hev unmasked their guns, and commenced firing bombs and grape ioto a town crowded with women and childen, without having, in accordance with an invariable rule of civilized warfare, given notice to remove the women and children to a place of safety. Several shells were thrown in different parts <f the town, fortunately without doing any injury to a SINGLE individual. Two companies were ordered to tako their position on the top of the houses in the main plaza. The first shell thrown STRUCK on the top of a building, ON which was stationed a portion of Cantain Teele'S company, and exploded. After firing A couple of rounds of grape at the more advanced position of our force, the cavalry of the enemy made a charge, and had advanced to within three hundred yards of a corral, behind which Captain Hardeman's company were stationed. From forty to fifty shots were fired by this com pany, killing four and wounding four of the enemv, throwing them into confusion, and finally in to re treat, their officers vainly trying to rally tfiem.— i fie order was given to charge four times to no purpose, and they retired in confusion, carrying with them the dead and wounded. Captain Coopwood'S company had been contin ually employed in deploying among the houses and corrals,first appearing j„ many different directions Ibis and other movements, and the appearance of men both far and near, at roanv different points succeeded in deceiving the cnemv as to our real force. 1 hey were disheartened by their ill success tn the charge, and as night was falling thev drew P K T?00<1 ORDER IN *'IO direction of RORT rillmore. EVACUATION OF FORT FILLMORE. At one o'clock on the morning of the 27th Maior Lynde evacuated Fort Fillmore with all h'ig com mand, previously destroying much valuable pro perty ami munitions of war. The soldiers destroy ed much ol their company property, muskets, c.othing, a blacksmith shop, bakerv, and one of the quartermaster's store-rooms had been com pletely burned down. The majority of the build ings were uninjured, and can be immediately oc cupied by the (J ntederate iorces. Tbe hospital Stores, medicine,and furniture were most completely broke up, and nearly all the arms and a largd quantity of ammunition were destroyed. A great deal of valuable commissary stores and other property were unharmed, to the amount of several thousand dollars. THE RETREAT. The United .Stales troops retreated in the diroc tion of Fort Staunton, and were seen by our scouts immediately after daylight, eight or ten miles east ol Los Cruces, in the mountains. The whole com mand of Confederate troops were ordered in pur suit, and crowded on in full chase after the fugi tives. The road lay over the table lands and moun tains to pass in tbe Organos chain, byway of SAN Augustine Springs, over a route where there was no water, and the day was excessively warm. Seme six or seven miles on this side of the San Augustine Springs, stragglers of the United Slates infantry were overtaken, and tiiewavto the Springs had the appearance of a complete rout. Guns were strung along the road, and cartridgo boxes. The six milea to iho Springs was a succession ofcharo- C .- men were taken prisoners and disarmed in squads' the artillery was captured, and the greater portion ot the infantry were taken before the main com mand was leached. THE SURRENDER. Major Lynde was encamped near tbe .Sail Augus tine Springs, aim T-A.I TON AMUO IOUI nuaao A men with him, who formed in battle array on tbo ap pearance of the Confederate troops. Advance was MADE to charge on them by our troops, and thin had reached within three hundred yards, with eager spirits for the fray, when a flag of truce WAS raised by the United States column, desiring to know on what conditions our commander would receive a surrender. The reply was, AN uncondi tional surrender—the same terms they had en deavoi ed to dictate to the Confederate forces.— This was sought to be modified by the U. 8. coin manoer, which request was refused, further than that they would be allowed two hours to remove their women aud children to a place of safety.— The IJ. S. commander finally agreed to an uncon ditional surrender. In brief, during this day, eleven companies of United .States regular troops, mounted and foot, mustering seven hundred effective men, surren dered to two hundred and eighty Confederates four pieces of caenon, their arms, equipments, two hun dred cavalry horses, mules and wagons, and two hundred and seventy head of beef cattle. Prom the New York Herald From DIXIE'S Land Reports from Manassas by way of Kentucky, through Union sources, represent the rebels as ea ger tor another encounter, though suffering from sickness and a lack of essential provisions lor the camoaiga. FMRN the same sources it is stated that the Georgians receive New York papers within twelve days days of their publication, and that, tbo rebels in THO Southwest were preparing for an at tack by sea. From the N. Y. Times. Those Pestilent Privateers. Would it not be worth while for the government to give A little attention to tfie two privateers, Jeff. Davis and Sumter. We are tired chronicling their movements and exploits. They have been cruising now for two or thre: months— capturing every few days some prize or other — announcing their arri val and departure at the various ports thev see fit to visit, and giving our commerce more trouble, and our country more concern, than a respectable sized navy ought to do in time of war. FS (here no way ot checking iheir depredations? la our whole navy absolutely unable to cope with these wretched little pirates? Have we noateam ers that can sail as fast, — no commanders as good at seamanship— no naval officers energetic enough to bunt up and hunt down these pestilent prowlers ot the sea? If no ,we had better disband ihenavv, and hire out thejnb of capturing this brace of privateers. Perhaps it would be ex pecting too much of -MR. Welles to ask hitu to giva the rnattfr his attention; but Mr. Cameron, we presume, could easily contract with some Pennsyl vania politician to undertake it for a consideration. From the N. Y. He aid. August 29 Interesting from Kiclimuiid. A gentleman arrived here to day Irom Richmond, via Louisville, Ky. He has spent several weeks in Virginia, and yisited the lines of the Confederate army of the Potomac. He estimates tbe number now in arms in Virginia at nearly three hundred thousand, and the force on the Potomac alone at one hundred and eighty thousand. Since the first of June immense quantities ot arms, purchased in the East, have been carried into the State through Baltimore, and their whole army is tiotv weil arm ed. Manassas J unction has been virtually abandon ed, there being only a guard left there to" look after the guns in battery. The principal bodv of tbrir forces has been pushed forward to the Coper Potomac, to be thrown across ioto Maryland, for which movement a column of forty thousand is ptepartd, with pontoon bridges, upon which they can cross at any point they find the least defended. They ARE determined to make an effort to get Maryland in their posses sion, and they believe that will insure their ulti mate possession ot this city and all the immense accumulation of supplies here, and enable them to transfer the war from the Potomac to the Susque hanna, and secure to them the recognition by Europe of the Southern Confederacy. This pro gramme has been decided upon. The reports of the battle of Bull Run spread throughout the whole South, have kindled an al most inconceivable enthusiasm, and induce.d the beiiet that not only Washington may he captured, but the whole North conquered. A force ot about fourteen thousand men haifgone to Winchester, to be ready to co-operate with the column now men acing the position or General Banks and General Stone. The approaches upon our lines immediate ly in front of this city are merely feints; but the force there is deemed sufficient to'carrv our works at Alexandria and the Chain Bridge, if the princi pal part of our forces should be called away to .re pel the attempts to cross the Upper Potomac. From the Louisville Courier. East Tennessee. We learn from the Nashville papers thatfour full regiments of tDfanfry for the Confederate service have been raised in East Tennessee, including those five companies from Greene county, the home of Andy Johnson. They have also raised six or eight fine cavalry companies in tbat part of the Stated— We add the following from the Memphis Appeal: Ihe Hon. George W. Bridges, who has oeen an intense I nion man, and was a candidate for the United States Congress in the late election, advised Col. Carroll of his intention to raise a regiment of volunteers from among the Unionists of his district, and enter the active service of the Contederate States. From, the Philadelphia Press President Davis and the state of Missouri. It is announced that President Davis has or is about to issue a proclamation announcing the ad mission of Missouri into the Southern Confederacy —recognizing Jackson as Chief Magistrate of that State, aud his recent acts and proclamations as valid. "A Long, Low. Rakish Looking Schooner.' The Commercial Advertiser of Honolulu, S. 1., of July 4th, spins the following yarn: Capt. Nichols, of the clipper ship Bald Eagle, informs us tbat on the second day out from ,San ; Francisco, he observed a sail on bis windward quar ter. He kept on the same cnurso till the vessel ! had approached near enough to show that she. was a "long, low, suspicious looking biack craft," of a schooner rig. Capt. N. went down and examined bis chart, comparing the coarse of the schooner with the wind, and came to the conclusion that she was bound nowhere but to speak hisship. By thii time she bad approached somewhat nearer close enough to show that she was well manned, ant anything but a regular trader. Having a large amount of specie ($530,000) oi hoard, and suspecting ibat all was n it right, an, that the sell,, ner might be fitted out for pi iv.iteer lug. he changed liia cuuiso put his vets, I in hei host sailing turn, ret every inch ol einviis he could nearly' h nifirhtfa" left the black era) ® ' y hull-down astern, and in the morning roth is no douhtlh h T" Ca i >ain Nichols thinks there r*., '■ 'J al was s privateer, but whether l,rr n „, Wi 't h " neof J - ff letters ol Ha'lrM.'n I mak(! s no material difference. The Bald Eagle was armed with two ship's guns anu pirn, vol small arms, and Capt. X. says he would not have leared meeting the schooner, unless bad guns of longer range, which was very probable. /''rent the New Port Herald Tlie Butler Expedition. There appears to be very iitile doubt that the destination of the naval expedition from Fortrcs Monroe under General Butler and Commander Stringham is Hatteras inlet, where the frigate Roanoke was fired into by a rebel battery as iar back as April iast. Information has since been re ceived that a heavy battery of twenty guns has been mounted there, and another often guns, both commanding the inlet, from which point the rebels have been overhauling and capturing Northern vessels. These facts were obtained from, the cap tain of a Maine vessel, which was taken iu May last, and remained for some time at Jlatteras, but was recently released. EUROPE.. Additional by the A?ia- GREAT BRITAIN. The political news is quite unimportant. An ex citing election contest for the new Parliamentary seat for South Canca6hire was in progress. The candidates were Mr. Cheetham, of Manchester (Libernl), and Mr. Charles Turner, of Liverpool' (Conservative). The American question entered largely into the speeches during the canvass, Mr. Cheatham—as a disciple of the John Bright school being charged with the wisli of Americanizing J-tnginno. H o \ ho . R ?"5 °i fjweden waß sojourning in London, and visiting the various objects of interest. A fwr IVa'h' his honor bad taken place at Alder b.e " . fiaid ,n have been particularly com plimentary in his remarks upon the cavalry ciat meetiDpr ° f tbe S " ciß ' Soitiß(;e Asso ciation was it. progress at Dublin, with Lord Brougham as President. Tiie Nicaraguan Embassador in London offers ? free and liberal grant of land in Nicaragua to set" tiers there for the purpose of growing cottoD The shipment ot the first cotton from Nicaragua (30 bales) is announced. v the h r.e. a lr a i y C!,lu P an s\. heir report, construe the recent language „| i (orci p a lmerston into a positive promise that the mail contract will be re ft out " Com t lan - v ' 3 ia a position to carry The harvest reports from tho great English arri cui.ural counties of Gloucrster, Hereford and Wor cester, are very lavorabie for the prospect ola good yield. Ihe potatoes, however, are a serious lol yB° r,S >" ma rket in splendid con rr.™ ! af . iDe , r ® r -'P b3 n 'it been dug up for many yrais. the later sorts—flukes, regents, Ac.—also, are a very beautiful crop, but about a fortnight be fore the Asia sailed, the ground bring then wet, and the atmosphere hoavy with moisture, the old disease manifested itself, and very lapidlv increased, ,n a f fiw days it was almost universal. the J 3 h of August the Emperor soi-mnlv in augurated the first opening of the Boulevard Maleaherbes. I his new street, originally ordered by the first Napoleon, was first commenced a few monll.s ago, and, cutting through and cutting down gome fine houses and hall a dozen series of vested rights," now stretches from the Madlaine Lnurch at the or.gia of the central Boulevards, out to the fortifications, a nobio avenue more than I one hundred feet broad and nearly two miies long. 1 "? t .''" duces ' 83 '' were to central Paris, a vast i and hitherto nearly unhabited region that a vear 1 ago was as practically far removed from the po=si 1 bility of respectable, let alone fashionable house- i holding, as though it had been situated in the pro- I vinccs. . 1 i From, the London Times, August 17. THE COTTON SUPPLY. * " Whatever country sends us the best j cotton, at the cheapest rate, with the greatest rsg- j ularity, will command the market. ITALY. Tho political news is unimportant. A religious i ceremony in honor of the fete Napoleon took nlac* j in one of the Turin churches on the 15th iust., and a fine illumination at Naples. ~A letter from Komc in the Daily News savs that | Miss Harriot Hosmer, of whom America is justly proud, has completed her fioe cologsal sui U e of I Col. Benton, to be erected in bronze at St. L'-uD when it shall have been cast by the Munich foun dry, to which tbe mould will be soon consigned lie also says that Miss Hornier will be nobly lepre sented at the Great Exhibition in London, next year, by her statue of the Captive Queen Zenobia. Part of the English squadron had arrived at Na- 1 pies from Malta. The Italian soldiers had taken from the insur- ' gents the villages of Ponte Landolio in the Prov ince of Sunnio, and that of Cassaldini in the Prov ince of Molise. AUSTRIA. It is slated that the War Office at Vienna was busily engaged in weeding from the regiments iu ; Hungary every oHicer not kn.,wn to be personally i devoted to Austrian interests, and pliable in a i struggle which is bold to be unavoidable. 'I he Journal ilcs Debats says the Austrian Gov- I eminent intends to call on tbe population of Hun t > •.■led drpuiies direct to the Heiciisratb at \ lenna, and says that courso would be equivalent I to settling tho question by the sword, it recom mends the Emperor to call a new Diet, as the last ■ means ol conciliation. RUSSIA. I A letter from St. Petersburg ststes that the un- ! expected visit, of the King of Sweden to the j Emperor of the French has produced some sensation in the political circles in that city. It is tho more i remarked because the King of Sweden eighteen months since was to have paid a visit to the Em- i peror Alexander, but he" has not done so Tba i Swedish envoy has exerted himself to tranouilize ' the susceptibilities of the Court of Russia. > The postponement of the visit of the King of j Prussia to the Emperor of the Fr nch is attributed I to the desire of thu Cabinet of Berlin not to offend the Emperor of Russia. TURRET The Turkish Government was actively progres sing with financial reforms and making prepara tions tor the establishment of a national hank.' Omar Pasha was indisposed. He was at Mostat. A great fire had taken placa in the Turkish i quarter of Smyrna. The International Commission had decided in '■ favor of the Porte on the question of the settle- j ment of the boundaries of the mombs of the Dan- | übe, pending between the Portß and Moldavia. Cbole a had broken out at Tibieinis. About 2,000 Bosnian and Montenegrin insurgents i were preparing to attack Trebigne, and had already ! advanced beyond Niksiki. 'SYRIA. A letter it the Paris Monde says- Great irritation now prevails In Syria, and par ticularly at Beyrout, between the French and Eng- ! lish parties. The latter exult at having removed j the army of occupation, and use and abuse their influence, which is in tavor of the Turkish tunc- j tionaries. British preponderance also makes itself felt in Palestine. Protestant propagandist!! is freely carried on on a large scale, and bv the help of a thousaud corruptive means. The Conference ot St. VinceDt de Paul at Beyrout has made heroic efforts, and imposed on itself heavy sacrifices in order to prevent the loss of souis not only in the town but in the mountains of Lebanon. In order to meet its urgent want?, the Conference ba open- i ed a subscription, fo which the Catholics have gen erously contributed. COMMERCIAL INTELLIGENCE. LONDON MONET MARKET.—The Bank of England, on , the loth, reduced their rate of discount from 5 to 4 * per ! cent. The cveut was not altogether anticipated. It caus ed a slight improvement in the funds, but thi improve ment was subsequently lost. # After the reduction in the rate, there was a full average demand for money at the Bank. The banks and discount houses had reduced their allowance on deposits, in conformity with this move ment at the Bank of England. The funds, on the 10th, exhibited increased firmness, and Consols closed at 90#@£ for money, and 90fur account. The weekly returns of the Bank of England show an increase in the bullion of £287.213—the amount held be ing £l2 047,068. LIVERPOOL,'Aug. 17—A. M —Cotton.—The Broker's Circular snys; ''The demaud for American descriptions has only been been on a moderate seale during the pre sent week. Buyers have obtained *d. advantage here and there in qualities below Middling, while in the more current sorts no change of consequence is observable." Other qualities were dull and drooping. There was more firmness observable on Thursday. The sales of the week have been 40,190 bales, including 5.500 to speculators, i 8,020 to exporters. On Friday (yesterday) there was a j fair demand and a steady market, the sales reaching about 10,000 bales, including 8.000 on speculation and for ex port. The official quotations are as follows: Fair Orleans 9qd j Middling Mobiles. ••••89fd. Middling Orleans B*d. Fair Uplands 8&d. Fair Mobiles B%d J Middling Uplands. .8 5 lGd. The Btock is estimated at at 944,300 bales, of which 078.910 are American. Trade at Manchester is quiet, hut without material change in prices, although for some kinds of goods an easier tone is apparent. Breadstuff?.—The weather has been generally fine, and th harvest progresses "atisfactorily Messrs. Richardson, Spence & Co., report Flour neglected and nominal Quo tations range from 245. to 275. Wheat in the merest re tail demand, and prices again rather easier; red Western 9?. 2d. Southern lis (a-lls. 4d.; white Western 12? ; white Southern 13s. per cental. Corn dull at a further decline of 6d. per quarter: mixed 295.@295. Cd.; yeliow 295. 6d.(a;308.: white 315.(a335. 6d. Provisions—Beef of good quality is in fair demand, hut secondary neglected and lower. Pork quiet, and ea sier. Bacon slower, and holders anxious; selling at de clining prices. Lard dull at 485.@50*. Tallow in large supply and dull at a further decline of Is. Butchers' Association, 465.@465. od., and New York City rendered, 455.@455. 6d | Produce —The Brokers' Circular reports: A large bu I siness in Ashes at 295. 6d. for old, and 305.@318. for new Pots. Pearls are very scarce; small sales at 35s Rosin rather more doing at 6s. 9d.(a-7s. Id for common, and 7s. 4d.@Bs. for medium to fine. Spirits Turpentine neglect ed; retail sales at 44?. 9d.@465. Sugars quiet, and favor ing bu.vers. Coffee inactive. Rice unchanged; Carolina: sales of 65 tierces at 24s 6d. Philadelphia Bark, 10s. 3d. (dlOs. 6d.; Baltimore, Bs. 9d. Jute lOd. dearer for the bet ter Sorts. Fish Oils unchanged. Linseed Oil quiet, but firm at 3ls. 9d.@325. LONDON MARKETS.—Messrs. Baring, Bros. k. Co. re port A moderate business in the Com market at about previous rates- White American Wheat, 575.@59?.; red, 60s (aisßs. Flour, 24s od.@2Bs. 6d. Iron very dull. Bars and Kails, £s@& 2s. 6d. Scotch Pigs 51s. Coffee flria, and rather dearer. Sugars unchanged. Tea without ma teiial change Congou, 10*@lld. Rice in good demand. Tallow further receded. V.C,435. 6d. for old, and 445. @4ss. for new. Spirits Turpentine under forced sates j declined to 485., at which there is no inquiry. Linseed I Cakes firm. New York, in bbls.. £ll 55., and in bags, I £lO 16s. Oils quiet. Parcels of Cod, via New York and J Boston, have sold at £34. Sperm neglected. Linseed i Oil quiet at 31s. 9d.@325. AMERICAN SECURITIES.—Baring Bros. & Co say quo tations are nominal, except for United State* Fives, which find buyers at 72 Virginia Sterling s's 45*; do. o't bonds, 46*. LATEST NEWS VIA QUEEIVSTOWN. LIVERPOOL, Aug. 18.—Loga, one of the chiefs of the Spanish insurrection, has been executed. • The Harpstvcll, Tine, for New York, had put into Portsmouth, leaking. COMMERCIAL INTELLIGENCE. LIVERPOOL. Aug. IS.—The sales of Cotton yesterday (Saturday) were 8 000 hales, of which 4,000 bale's were to speculators and exporters. Breadstuff's very dull. Provisions quiet. LONDON, Aug. 18—Consols closed yesterday at 90*® 90% for money and account. Eric Shares, ~4 4tu?24AS. Illinois Central Shares, 39. . = , , HAVRE COTTON MARKF.T.-HAVRE, Aug. 16-Sales of Cotton for ihe week 4,000 bales, the market closing dull and unchanged. Stock 266,000 bates. ! Nearly fifty thousand cartridges of all kinds, I from grape and canister down to Minie balls and buckshot, are manufactured daily in Memphis. So the papers of that city say. PRICE TWO CENTS PKIi>IARY MEETINGS Twelfth Election IllstrlVt. A larg'Hnd enthusiastic meeting was held d strict on the 2l)th inst , at the Blue Ball Tavern Captain Gaiel was called to fhe chair. Messrs* Stansburv and Sipp acted as Vice Presidents'* and Mr. 11. M Kennedy as Secretary. Messrs C S Stansburv, .\. Ga'ch, John S. Biddison, J." J>". .IcLomas, and J. H. Kiner, Jr., were elected to re present the district in the Convention at Towsnn towu on rvptembcr 5 .to elect delegates to the State Convention. Primary Meeting i,i flic First Election Dis trict of Baltimore County At. a primary me. ting of the e, izer s of the First .ec ion District ol Baltimore County, opposed to the present war and in favor of peace, held HI the six " ' * tbe Frederick road, on the after noon of Ihursday the 29th August, Wm. 11. Free :"?\ 0 2" ed to tl,e chairaud Aug. F. Scbwartze appointed Secretary. to ' n „ fo lV lviD - f eilt, rmen were elected D-legates town on f- oavenl 'on to be held atTowsnn- Suiith.'Vi) 7 em "' Frof N R " Auir F SwarV,. .. bntnas ' J;ls " H Stone and tav LurV' i-i \v Alternates—John Glenn, Gus- Col. Bienzingerl. •* nck > J - V. Stembier, and The resolutions passed by the Maine Peace Con tent. on, and published in this journal on Thure f/X"T"'"" The meeting then arijournod. Aug. F. Schwartze, Sec'y NEWS VIA WASHINGTON. j ITODI the Star of last evening we cull the fol lowing paragraphs of Washington news: NAVY YARD. 10-day tne side-wheel steamer Powhalan was taken around to Baltimore by the Mount Vernon for the purpose of receiving her new boilers and other repairs. She has been out of us . since last April, and ha.> lain in the channel, where she has n!T n „. OC< i" P "r as * rece ' v '"K ship, and lastlv as a pn>on Miip ftp th? mutineers ot the disorganized regiments As soon as she can be made ready, she will jon the flotilla. The Philadelphia went down to Alexandria tins morning, and returned about noon. Jhe work has been begun on the storeship Auacoetia, her musts a D d boilers having been tsk n out and preparations made lor the reception of her new boilers and machinery. The Island Belle is also undergoing repairs, and will soon he ready for service. The steamers Putnam and Satellite am expected to arrive here this week. Jr.rPP r ' f,me PS !"T n "">'*l f!ng was made the %■ srun ''„ ,n ' he battery at the yard, afternoon " ,>r " ba, "' V b " c °u B u® d this' No arrivnls from below. W J ll ' AND COM! OL ; -T FOR THE ENEMY. from tbe^^r n r, ber or dpserterß ! Chesapeake |t„ il '",. y arß dall 7 crossing the | Talbot, and Qu-n Am,''s C °Mff l ". n 'd I) " rch! * ator ' i and n"'i 8 ' V '"p JP " IrU *° h'et on ttmMarvknd not# Ik^ a if ,llereb y tn enable them to get to tbeir homes. These men are aided by tl e rebels of sr. Mar-'s, Charles, Calvert, and Inne dothes 6 ' t. C ' U T : ' a ' ' Wh ° giVO them Uloney clothe. Ac , besides putting them over the Bay dunng the night in small boa's. They are usually taken over in small parties of from four to twelve persons. In: addition t , this there is a trade con s.antiv carried on between the rebels bv carrying contraband goods over the Bay and Potomac river into \ irginia, thereby giving "aid and comfort" to toe enemy. A good Coin man. recently from lalbot county, reports that fifty men landed there in one d&y. SOMETHING WRONG. 1 here seems to he a great manv Pennsvivania bank notes afloat in this community, and we have been lnl .rmed that a paymaster of one of the Penn- regiments charge' the grid ard silver c -in Willi which he is iurnitiied to pay ' ft", for these notes, which is the cms •of ih ir appearance among u>. iheso notes, i is alleged, are paid out to the soldiers, who are obliged to submit to a shave in getting them into currency. PROPOSED REMOVAL. It is reported that the government will shortly remove their stock depot, including horse yards mule yards, stable?, A : , f-.,m the Firs' Ward in tiiis city, to the vicinity of Blader.-burg. Of course, tho stock will onlr remain th -re long enongli to be trained before being sent to this city or wherever they are needed for service. NEGROES IN r.MSORM. The Provost Guard are now overhauling darkies in uniform, and are determined to break un tho nuisance. All of them appearing on ih* streets in uniform, after being warned, will at once b ar i cited and confined, i hise n tgroci thus uniformed are generally attaches rf Northern and Western regiments. THE SKIRMISH ACROSS THE It IYER. ARLINGTON, A., August 2F). A statement from jour ppecial correspond* n?e dated Arlington Height*, August 2H h, in r.-letion t> the t-kirnnsh near liali'd Cross Roads, incorifect in some par ticulars. The detachment was .sent out for picket duty, consisting of five companies—three from the 14th \V. S. M. regiment, and two from the 23d Xew \ ork volunteers, The skirmish took place about one mile in advance of the Cross Roads, just this side of the railroad, between the enemy and two companies of tho 2.1 I ,V*w ork, arid a part of one company of the 12th New York, who had not been relieved. Theat'aok was made bv about 500 Confederates. For a few moments the fire was rapid on both sides. The companies under the command ot Captain Todd and Captain Dingle dny, uf the 23d Now York regiment, conducted themselves heroic tily; returning the enemy's fire, which evidently tild upon them severely, and re pulted them; anil after the rebels had retreated, lIJ II OL- t AA /'... u.eaAm iii gooa order; ftep wbicn the pickets were again advanced to their original position, and there remained. Too much credit cannot be given to the officers and men as each man behaved splendidly. Our JOSH was'one man killed and two wounded, of Capt. Dingledav's C'.mDsny, ftum Eimira, N. Y. It is supposed tbe rebels lost about 15 men. The detachment was liuder the command of Lieut. Colonel Cram. 23d X..1., and not myself, as reported by vour corres pocdent. Please insert in the Star, and oblige, urs < 11. U. HOFFM AN, Colonel 23d N. Y Vols. AFFAIRS OVLR TEE RI\IiR—MUNSON's HILL BEING EN TRENCHED BT THE ENEMY. NEAR HCNIER'.S CUAFEI,, Va., August 30. I write to give you tome particuiara as to the position ot liio Confederate force in this vicin ity- From a bill near S. 11, Corbett.'s farm, not far from here, a good view of Munson's Hill can be ob tained. Yesterday, to observers with good field glasses, great activity was noticeable there, a largo torce of infantry aud cavalry being visible, as if they were parading for our inspection. In the af ternoon they bad a drill, which, but for the damp, leggy weather, would have been an interesting sight. As it was, their inarching, counter march ing, &c., could he distinctly seen. They are throw ing up entrenchments on the slope of the bill—ap parently all around it—and a large force was at work yesterday. Most of your readers are no doubt familiar with the high, bold, opt n appearanco of the hill, crown ed with a few straggling tress. A tall pole ba3 been erected on the highest point, and on that pole a secession fl ig is flying at lesst forty feet above the tops of the highest trees. The three stripes are plainly seen A .smaller Hag is visible to the left. No doubt, these Hags can be seen from the dome of the Capitol, in Washington, with a good glass, as Munson's hill is distinctly visible with the naked eye from that point. it was on I ueeciay, it wii! be recollected, the Confederates drove our pickets from this very posi tion, anti took six or seven prisoners. They moved all along the line at the same time. When they reached Upton's house, which our tuckets had oc cupied, they raised a shout of exultation, which was heard in our ramps—hooting and yelling like Indians. Next day they commenced firing from a 6-pounder. One of the balls fell very near the road, between Oorh* tt's and Hunter's Chapel. ANOTHER LADY ARRESTED. Mrs. Hazier, a daughter of Mr Hanson, sn old resident ot Washington, was arrest-d in that city on Thursday, up- n the charge of being an enemy of the Federal Government. She has a brother in the Confederate aiuiv. RECONNOISAXCES. Prof. Lowe's tnammotb balloon was inflated yesterday, and carried through our streets and those ot Georgetown. Although the car was near the ground, the monster loomed up above the tallest houses. 1* was carried across the Alexan dria Aqueduct, and in the afternoon was seen riding majestically, high above the Virginia hills, iu the vicinity ot Fort Corcoran. Many ot our citizens were out to lake a peep st it; and many wise re marks were hazarded about the probability of the Confederates sending a r'tlid shot through it, and letting the observers down, Ac. The reconnoiter iug will now be done by a military officer, who can communicate with those belt w by a "paper ex press." That is, the message is weighed with a bullet, and run down the cord by being attached to a ring. THE HARVEST IN FRANCE.— The harvest which is being made up during the present line weather will he brought home dry, which is a great point gained. If the weather favors for ten days longer, the wheat harvest will be completely finished throughout F'rance. Previous accounts ot defi cient crops are in general confirmed, but it is add ed that the harvest in Loraine will be good, both as regards quantity and quality. No positive infor mation is received with respect to the wheat cr p in the northern departments. It would consequent ly be premature to pronounce a decided opinion on the produce of the present harvest. There is no doubt, however, that the wheat crop wilt be defi cient to the extent of compelling the French peo ple to demand a supply from foreign countries.— European Time*. THE HARVEST IN ENGLAND.—A harvest report from the counties of Derby, Leicester, Nottingham, and Lincoln, speaks favorably of the wheat, ex ceedingly well of the barley, and moderately of the other crops. The harvest has commenced in these counties, and another week of tine weather will make it general. The Mark-Lane Express, an acknowledged authority on agricultural subjects, does not take a very favorable viejv of harvest prospects. Our contemporary thinks that the yield Doth at home and abroad will be deficient, and against low prices during the ensuing year.—Euro pean Times. DEATH OF A SURVIVOR OF MOSCOW AND AUSTER EITZ. —Michael Kersbner died in Flagstaff (Me.) on the l'2th inst., aged 85 years and 6 months. The F'armington Patriot of the 23d inst. says: The deceased was a soldier in the armies of j France for fourteen years and nine months, and served under Napoleon Bonaparte in his campaigns in Italy, Spain, Austria, Germany, Prussia, and I Russia; was in the battles of Moscow, Austerlitz, ] and several others. He was wounded severely three times—once in the head by a bullet, once by the stroke of a cutlass on the head, %nd once by a bayonet thrust through the thigh, three years of his service were spent in the artillery, am. the re mainder in the eavatrv According to practice in the French ariav, when he was in the artillery his rivht arm was marked bv printing the picture of a man in red India ink, with the number of his com pany. regiment, etc., and, when in the cavalry, by printing "a man and horse on his breast, in red and blue. These prints were very plain and distinct upon him when laid in his final resting-place. He wasburied with martial honors. In Boston harbor, fifty of the one hundred and twenty-six guns which are to be placed in the forts have already been mounted upder the direction of Capt. Rodman. Mostof the otheis are to be fur nished trom West Point, and will be forwardetf to Boston as soon as possible. Mitchell, the Irish patriot, has two softs ift the ; Southern army. John Mitchell, Jr., is captain of a > I South Carolina company. James Mitchell is a pri. % I rate in a Richmond company.