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NEW YORK HERALD.
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VOLUNTARY CORRESPONDENCE, oootalnl*c Import eat sewa,aol lotted from aay quarter of the world; If uaed, will be liberally paid for. J9?0ca Foubo* Coajtna ronaana ana raancruALr anQuamtn to uui all lit nMin FMnaa smrr o& MO NOTICE taken of anonymou* correepondeno* We <k> Doi return rejected oommuDlcatiooa. IV*. 1*0 AMUSEMENTS TO MORROW EVENING. SIBLO'S GARDEN, Broadway.? Bit Dbmoioo. WALLACE'S THEATRE. Broadway.? C A rTAiK Blako. WINTER GARDEN, Broadway. ? Kb A Diatolo? Thricb M abribd. OLYMPIC TIIBATRB, Broadway. ?Tit or TBI Pbtti eom-Kisr Snamta. NEW BOWERT THEATRE. Bowery. ?Tub Forut or BONDY ? Ebn.nBTU? W AXDiRINO MlNaTUBL. BOWERY THEATRE. Bowery? St. J A BBS AND St. Oilbi? Krbhch Bi'T? Jack Robinbob. BARNUM'S MUfiEl'M Broadway.-Two Oiakti. Two DwARrs. Ai.HihOB. What 1* It, AC., at all hour*. Janbt 1'hipk? Al Sand TU P. *? BRTA>TS MINSTRELS. Mechaaloa' Hall. <72 Broad, way.? XTBioriAM Soncb, Dancbs. Bdbluudis, Ac.? J RUMBS IXfc POBX. WOOD'S MINSTREL HALL. 614 Broadway. -Ethiopia* IC)M,lUKBA AC.? UTHKLLO BBOADWAT THEATRE. 483 Broadway.? Ova Abbbi ?a* Comix AMERICAN THEATRE. No. Ml Broadway.? Ball*?*, Paktobibbs, Bi blbsucbs. Ac.? Toombs. SALON DIABOLIQUE. ASS Broadway.? Robs Br Heller, NIBLO'S SALOON, Broadway.? Clara Pishbb's Con IRV1NQ HALL, Irrlng plaea.? Stbbkoptiooh. DOB WORTH HALL, No 006 Rro ulway.?VixDiKiorr *lr id ikc*.? Imitation of Pbctzr. ?EW TORE MUSEUM OP ANATOMT. 618 Broadway ? tCKIOMIlKI AMD Lbctubbb. troo 9 A. M. till 10 P. M. HOOLKT'S OPERA HOUSE, Brooklyn.? Etbiotiaji foxoa, Dancer, Biblbsqcra, Ac. York. Sunday, May 90. 186*. THUS BITUATIOM. W* hav* ft bulletin from Mr. Stanton last Bight which announces the receipt of two despatches from General Grant, at Uagalilck oburcb, tea miles from Hanorertown? one dated rt Ave o'clock P. M. on Friday, and the other at sevea o'clock yesterday i morning. Our arm/ was withdraws to the north aide of the North Aaas on Thursday nifht , and moved toward* Haaorsrtowa, the place designated for crossing lbs Pamunkey. At Bins o'clock Friday morning, Shsriaaa, with the First and Second divisions of cavalry, took possession of Hanover ferry sad Banovertown, finding there only a rebel vldetts. Ths First divlsloa of lbs Sixth oorps arrived si tea A. M., and bow hold ths place, with sufficient force of cavalry and infantry and artillery to resist say attack llksly to bs made upon blm. The reaaalndsr of ths corps ' was presslag forward* with rapidity, and would ?I1 bs over the Pamunkey before boob. The army was la great spirits, aad ths weal bar fins. Aftar seizl ag Banover ferry, Oeoeral Torbert captured eeventy-fivs cavalry, Including six offloers. The rebel cavalry la ex ceed tngl 7 demoralised, aad flees before ours on svery occasion. Breckinridge Is |t Hanover Court House, with a tore* variously reported} from three thousand to mb thousand. Wickbam'a and Lomax'a brigades of cavalry are also there. Mr. Staatoa also announces the receipt of a despatch from Sbermaa on Friday evealag, which reports that the enemy, dlsoererlng hi* more to turn Altooaa, moved to meet our force* % Dallas. Our column* met the enemy about one mile east of the Pumpkin Viae creek, and ws pushed them beck about three ml a*, to the point where the road tork* to Atlanta aad Marietta. Her* Johnston ha* cho**a a strong tin*, aad made hasty but strong parapets of timber sad earth. Oeoeral Shnr man's right |* at Dallas, the **atr* about three miles north. No decisive action had taken place there. There I* no offlcial n* ws from any other quarter rela live to the movement* of our armlee. The rebel army are heaily engaged la Intrenching on lb* north aid* at lh* South Anna river. It la believed that UN ta being largely reinforced from Beauregard* aad other armla*. Ouerlll** are *tiU borer lag aroaod Frederlckaburg and along the baaksaf the Rappahannock. Oa Thursday they made a dash upoa tfe* Iowa, bat flBdlng it in po***s*ion of ths Oa sb lisopi they retired hurriedly. We leara from Cairo that the rebels are active on the banks of the WsMaalHil. The *t earner Hlllaiaa was flred upoo at Island He IS. The ataamar St. boula, 0* her way le Mew Oneaaa, was alao fired late, at Taaloa Bend The rebel shells struck bar aad exploded sear her boiler, bat no ooe waa Injured. Ths rebels are aaid to have twenty five *t*amersup the Red river , above the farthest point reached by oar army. CO* OBIfl. la tba Sanata jeiierday the Joint raaolotton to ibm4 tb? cb>rt?r of lh? city of Washington waa taken up, and tba aaaaodmaot allowing paranna to ba r?gl?t?ra<f aa ro tan wba bara baratofor# bore* arm, without dtattnetion of c Jor, mm n)act*d by twonty acainat aigbtaao. Tba Joint raaalutlaa ?m than adoptad.aad raturnad to tfca H una Mr. Poollttla Introdocad a joint rtaotutkm rot log tba tbauka of CuagrMl to Co tonal Baday.of tba Ntna taaeih arm; cor pa, and dlractl ng that a gold madal ba prapnrid for praaaaUttoa to bin, nndar lha dlractton of tba Praaldant or tba Col tad RUtaa, aa a raoofnttlon af tha Inraiuahta aagtaaartag ability dlaplayad by bin is 4a v Wing and ooaatraettac worfca which aaablad Ad ' intra! Portar'a flaat to paaa orar tba falla af Pad rirar. Tba ooni.daratlon of tba Internal Itoracua bil waa if a wad, aad tb? clauaa taxing domaatic apirlta m kud d'aauaaid. nnai.y tba claoaa waa atrtokon ant by a rata af thirty Bra agalnat Oflaaa, la aiacatlra taaalna waa tb a fcrM, In wblah, taaong otbar appoint man ta ra aairad from tba rraatd?nt, waa that a < Cataaal joaapfe ?aJV4?f W HWi ? af aartaa faaw, Par Mntbrtaa mi |? ml Oi ?! *?<" itM* MjMIMi the Bnm niMlh M*i yas*ar*ay. mcxLLAiiooi im Captain Orey, of IM schooner flash, which arrival aft Ok port jnwtaf from 8k Martina u4 Barraeae, ?>kM the following import:? April M. at forty At* m Inula* peat seven P. M. . while oa lb* peeeage from 6*. Martina to Barraoea, off Isabella Bey, a r?*** mtM hi a if hi astern and find two gun, blank, whea ?? imme d lately hor* I*. Tb* sblp eaaa* ap, and provad to be n Speaiah maa-of war. While nearlng at aba ossa HMnoad shortening nail, and n?r*r halted oa. they than fired foar musket ahota at na. The ball of one whistled close to Captain Grey's *ara, ana want through tha main aall naar tha dwt W* vara than hoardad from tha aiaam*r by an offloar and all marina*, who examined th* paper*, whan thay war* **nt on board th* asea-ef-wer to ba examinsd by bar oommandor. Thay war* than Bent back, and tha raaaai allowed to prooeed. Th* oeae of Kohnatamm, oonvloted aeme day* ago en an Indictment charging him with defrauding the govern ment by presenting at th* dlabnrnlng offloe ta thl* eity faiae oertiOcalee and vouchere, on which he drew con aiderable anma of money, wan again np y eater day oa a motion for arrant of Judgment aad a new trial. Coaaael for end against tha motioa were heard, th* Oonrt ( Judg** Nelson and Shipmaa en the beach) reeerr log their de el* ion until to-morrow morning at eleven o'clock. The bostneea or tha City Inapeotorl Department baa eeaamed ite wooted activity, and ihe etreete are begin aing to wear an appearance of oleanlioeeB much mora gratifying than thay wore a week ego. In regard te the ?tree!*, aa under preaeai direction, apprebenalona may | eaaaa The bone- boiling and almllar nulsancee receiving the attention their character de in as da, we may hope tor euoh a purification of the atmoephere of tha oily as will Insure aa oomparatlv* safety through tha aammar "heated term." Owing to (he continued advance la geld sad exchange ' there waa more firaaeea In prices for both foreign aad domestic merchandise yesterday than la usually the case, and an upwnrd tendency waa noticeable la nearly all article*, white In soma there waa a decided advance. There was oontlnued activity In petroleum ; but buelnes* was again restricted by the Brmoess of holders. Cotton waa firmer. Oa 'Change flour waa moderately active, and Ova oeots betto*. Wheat was steady, and prime advanced one oeat, while laTerlor was dull and drooping. Pork was tow active, bat firmer. Corn was scarce and firm. Oats were dull and declielag. Beef and lard were Arm, and a good demand prevailed. Whiskey was firmer. Freights wore Inactive. Tits Relative Positions of the northern and Soother* Armies la Virginia. General Grant made another important flank movement on Thursday, which brings him still nearer to Richmond. He withdrew his army across the North Anna, and pushed his left down to Hanovertown and across the Pamun key river at that point, which General Sheridan occupies with his oavalry. Breckinridge, Wick bam and Lomax are at Hanover Court House, our forces being thus between them aad Rich mond. These facts are contained in Mr. Stanton's bulletins of last night, which contain despatches from General Grant at Magahick church, dated on Friday evening and yesterday morning. All tbat the latest news from the South pre sents worthy of special notice is the great effort tbat the Southern press is making to bolster up the actions of their armies. In the face of such articles as tbe one we yesterday copied from tbe Richmond Examiner of May 24, it seems almost necessary to state facts io relation to our military position in Virginia that eught to be as obvious as the faot that twice two makes four. Lee was put in the valley of Virginia with an army simply to prevent any Northern army from going to Richmond by that route. He m:gbt stop such aa army by the occupation of an im pregnable position and threatening its com munications if possible; bnt in the failure of su Ji a plan his only other course is to fight it and stop'it in that way. He must compel a halt or a battle. Grant is sent to Rich mond with an army, and it is his busi ness not to waste his time and his mea against Lee's chosen plaoes, bnt to nullify those places If be can by flanking tbem. If he cannot nullify tbem in that or some other way, he must carry tbem by storm. But .this Is a last resort, and for tbe simple reason that he does not want those places; be only wants to get to Richmond. He has to defeat tbe object of Lee's army, which is to prevent his march on that oity. If he can defeat that object without firing n shot, so muoh tbe better. And the point In which Grant's operations have been a series of victories is just this:? He has absolutely nullified Lee's impregnable po sitions one after the other. Positions on the Rapidan and at Spottsylvania, tbat bare cost the enemy years of labor, are rendered valueless by this man's simple show ing tbat it is not necessary to storm tbem. He stops In front of them only long enough to see clearly where tbej are, and then be marcheaon towards Richmond, and Lee jumps up and hobbles on after him, suddenly remembering tbat be is put there for no other purpose but to prevent the advance of Grant's arm/. And the fact tbat Grant always mores first and keeps Lee dreadfully busy in the mere endeavor to keep up, though it proves Grant's movements all to be successes, is used by the Richmond papers to persuade their readers tbat Grant is in retreat. Tbe naked impudence with wbioh the Rich mond Examiner in particular piles up for its readers a Pelion on Ossa of deception, and attempts to galvanize Lee's operations into victories, is almost beyond credence. In its issue of the 24th Instant tbat journal says:? "If either party has retreated, it is certainly Grant. Lee followed him from tbe Wilderness, and is now the last to move, and is'pursuer, not pursued, from Spottsylvanla." Ever sinee our army crossed the Rapidao, according to this authority, it baa been continually in retreat. Ue fact that every maroh baa brought us nearer u> our goal, which la tbe rebel capi tal, seems to the Examiner to be a very unim portant one, since it sees tbat Lee Is always , behind us. But if this retreat of ours con tinues a very little longer, tbe Examiner will see tbat our army will be in the same position In which aa advance by way of tbe Peninsula would have put it, and Lee will not be in a position to perform his great and favorite part of threatening oar capital. Nor are all the Northern people much better instructed on tbeae points than tbe readers of tba Examiner are. In ita issue of Thursday last the New York Tribuns showed how Lee bad outmanoeuvred Grant by a successful retreat from Spottsylvania Court House. "It is not necessary to General Grant's fame," it said, "to conceal tbe fact tbat Lee got away from Grant's front rather unexpectedly, and so adroitly that it was not known tbat he was gona until his escape beyond tbe South Anna." But tbe news from the Southern army shows tbat Grant had been gone from tbe neighbor hood of Spettsylvania Court House two days before tea knew of II X<efl only suspected tl at Grant waa gone on Saturday. On Satur day afternoon be reconnoitred with a division, and found our lntrenehmants empty, and then bad to maroh all night Satarday aad all day Bandar to oatoh am. *M oty HihiiiIh ?r ??r*? C?Mk?t hi li|M? !? ikt UVi If there be bat om step froa tbe ?obllae to the ridiculous, the Obief MifMnt* of the city of Now Tork knows abundantly well bow to take it Ho ia continually attempting tbo sublime; bat bo inevitably tumbles into the ridiculous. He wu elected by an independent and popular movement of citiasns, under tbe conviction tbat reforms, which might almost bo designated sublime, in rlew of the then manifold corruptions existing in tbe city gov ernment, would bo promptly instituted under his administration; but he seems to bare lacked the brains to grasp great evils, and contented himself with attempting to correct lessor ones, wbieh were but as warts to Ossa when compared with those ho was expected to remedy. Our readers are familiar with his failures as a reform Mayor; but tbey will hardly be prepared to believe that be is so ig norant of a law applying to a oertain city matter as is developed ia the following communica tion which we have just received from tbe office of hie Honor: ? TO TH8 EDITOR Of THS HUtAI.P. Maron'a Omoi. Nmw York, May 25. Id't D?*?Sia? I have been directed by Um honorable the Mayor and Um Comptroller of tbla city to state ihu, In pursuant* of tba authority seated la tbam by section 2 of chapter 227 of tbe seaalou lawa of 1868, tbey miond to deatgaate four papera having tbe largeat daily circu. latioa in this oitjr for tba advartiaiag of the Corporation of Naw York. You ara hereby notified that the sworn statements of the foreman or man agar of tbe paper, showing tbe num ber of oo|>ies issued on Um SOtb day of May Inet. , for daily circu lattou In tba oily of Naw York (and not be yond Its limits) anclo*od In a sealed envelope, endorsed, -'Sworn statement of tbe dally circulation of and addressed to tbe Mayor or Comptroller, will be recoived by them up to and until .Tune 1, ISM , at twelve o'clock M., when tba same will be npeend at tbe Mayor's oltlce, by tbe Mayor and C mptroller, who will then proceed to designate tbe papers entitled to the city advertising. Very reapectfuUy, J. & AULD, Cleric. There are two points in this communication which stamp it as unbefitting tbe head of the city government Tbe first is its ignorance of the intent of the law respecting Corporation advertising and its native silliness. Tbe law never designed that a single designated day's circulation of a paper applying for tbe Corporation advertising shonld be taken as de cisive evidence of its absolute general circu lation, and it is oontrary to its spirit to put any such construction upon it It baa long since been decided? in the matter of Post Office ad vertising? tbat such an interpretation upon a law of the kind would simply be an attempt to give a legal invitation to and eover for fraudu lent returns of tbe amount of circulation, a legal excuse for corrupt and irresponsible per sons iortbe newspaper business to perjure them selves by printing on tbo day designated a batch of handbills, with a newspaper heading, and swearing the number to represent the true circulation of some paper that bad barely a reader outside tbe limits of some corrupt and profligate crew of jobbers or small politicians. It may be possible that Mayor Gun ther has a personal object ot this kind in view in his present action; but we would be sorry to believe tbat bis igoorance of the intent of the law, whioh such a conclusion would imply, is allied to knavery. Tbe only true and pro per and legal way of proving the actual circu lation of a newspaper is to take the average cirealatioa of a month or three months, and es tablishing it by tbat process. This is the only fair test, tbe only proper method. It is tbe one always adopted by tbe Nkw York Hkralo; and tbe proprietors of any newspaper pretending to respectability who favor any other plan of arriving at a fair estimate of their absolute circulation should be regarded as irresponsible persons, snd unworthy to enter late any con tract with tbe city Involving m expenditure of money. Whatever excuse Mayor Gunther may offer for bis ignoranoe in this matter, there might perhaps, not improperly, be an inquiry instituted into bis motive; for, as the taxpayers are concerned in this as well as ia all other drafts upon tbe publio treasury, it were as ! well for them to see bow their rulers act in comparatively minor financial affairs, in order tbat tbey may be prepared to judge bow they conduct themselves in matters of greater mag nitude. i In regard to the silly portion of this busi ness, involving a ohHdlike simplicity on the part of bis Honor, is his excluding, in the amount of circulation, tbe number of copies supplied to suburban places. Mr. Gunther might as well limit the circulation to the single ward in which the paper is printed as to ignore the existence of placee where a large propor tion of tbe people doing business in the city make their homes and residences. Tbere Is, pro bably, a population of four hundred thousand within a few miles circuit of New York, and in nearly every household lives a person who is perhaps as much interested in tbe Corporation advertising as any resident in the city proper. In these households the city pnpers are furnished as regularly and as early, frequently earlier, than to tbe city reader; and it is these suburban readers who have tbe most time, during their transit in ths railway cars, in ferryboats, in stages, Ac., from their residences to their places or business, to read the long Corporation advertisements, and to devote tbe time frequently required to render clear some obscurity in language aud meaning. Briefly. Mayor Gunther has, either through bad advice or imperfect knowledge, committed in this last letter of Corporation advertising blunders which would be regsrded with mueh seriousness did they not appear so silly and ridiculous as to provoke, instead of a feeling of resentment, a sentiment of mortification that the city has so incompetent a chief ru'.er. A Prop** Man for a Special Yoto of Thanks from CovuiutHs? Lieutenant Colonel Bailey, of the Nineteenth army corpe, who, by his rare engineering abilities, brought safely down over the rapids of the Red river the in valuable squadron, gunboats and transports of Admiral Porter. That achievement, in its substantial value to the Union cause, is equal to the winning of a camjpai|a. Senator Slmnrr Masks a Hrr at Old Ab?'s Plan o? Recoxstrvction. ? Mr. Sumner has introduced a resolution into the Bonate, which lies aver, declaring, substantially, that a rebellious State is subject to military occnpar tion, and is without representation In Cofcfieas antil It has been readmitted by a vote af both houses. This resolution Is intended to apply especially to the case of Mr. Fisbback, a would be Senator from Arkansas, elected in pursuance of President Lincoln's tinkering plan of recon struction. We gpess thai this plan will be knocked in the head by a vote of the Senate, fending back Mr. f Iskbaek to Adtaasas la try some other plan. Aad what than t Why ikes Old Abe, from Fishback, will probably Ml back upoa his original plaa for the abolition af slavery la the year 1M& II wttl fca I f*o4 ?aka, m knew. CIm *ml BmUbi The bim> mooting ?t Union square Kit Saturday, to express the people's gratitude to General Grant, will undoubtedly bo ftffe , largest, the meet unanimous and the most en thusiastic ever held In thla olty. Citizens of all parties are invited to bo present, and will be there. General Grant's name and feme belong to all the people, not to any clique, party or faction. This is no time to be talking about party lines and party principlee and party leaders. The war has annihilated them all. Strietly speaking, there should be only two parties in the coming Presidential eleotlon; and these are the great patriotic party, that goes for Grant, and the shoddy party, that goes against him. President Lincoln will probably be the nomi nee of the representatiTes of the latter party. Tbey will nominate him because it pays. He has given them rich contracts, and he will give them more. He has allowed them to empty the national Treasury of all its gold and moat of Its greenbacks, and he offers them the same privileges for four more years. These are very high bribes. No wonder that the shoddy poli ticians cannot resiet them. This is the real, I positive explanation of Lincoln's renomination. His political course has not satisfied anybody. His course In regard to the slavery question equally disgusts the conservatives and the I radicals. His interference with military mat I ters has arrayed against him those who were once warmest In his support. His arbitrary stretcbee of power and disregard of the consti tution have made him obnoxious to all right minded men even in the republican ranks. Only upon the shoddy question is his record sound and satisfactory, and only the Bhoddy fellows will support him. Now, the people understand fully that the renomination of Lincoln is simply an attempt to perpetuate the petty despotisms, the gross corruptions and the unparalleled abuses of the past four years. They are not so blind to tbeir own interests as not to see that, if Lincoln were re-elected, he would construe this into a full and emphatic approval of his past conduct, and would therefore persist in it for another term. Consequently the slight est probability of Lincoln's success will in tensely infuriate the majority of the masses. Tbey are willing to endure everything in order to preserve the Union; but they are not willing to be forced into a position where tbey appear to endorse the very aots from which they suffer. But it ia clear that the politicians can place tbem in just that position by simply nominating two or three weak candidates for the opposi tion and allowing Lincoln to slip in between them. This is an old game, frequently played, and generally successful. But if it be attempted while the people are in their present temper we will not answer for the consequences. Riots, burnings, assassinations, barricades and a revolution will probably ensue. All tbat the people want is a fair chanoe to defeat Lincoln. Give them tbat by nominating such a man as Grant, and all will be well. Attempt to cheat them out of it by nominating half a doaen weak meo, in order to divide the opposition vote, and Lincoln's re-election will be the signal for such aa upheaval of the North aa baa never before been witnessed. These are by no means pleasant truths to state; bat tbey are truths, nevertheless. We do not put tliese prophecies upon record be cause we desire them to be fulfilled, but bo cause they certainly will be falUled, unless something be done to prevent la this case, as in msr predictions of the reeuLta of the aboli tion agitation, we simply wateb the eurreat of events, and form our opiniona from the facts before us. It is an old trick to charge- those who predict revolutions with soma complicity in them; but we fear neither this charge nor those who aro bold and vito enough to make it We foretell future danger* in order tbat tbey may be averted or avoided. Our fanatical contemporaries shut tbek eyea, shout "all's well," and try to lead us onward to destruc tion. Uninfluenced by tbeir example, we ex plicitly repeat that the renomination of Lin coln is a movement upon the part of corrupt shoddy politicians to keep control of the Trea sury and build up an administration aristoc racy; that his re-election will be a mere ques tioa of money, not of politics or patriotism, if it can be effected at all; that the peace men have conspired with the shoddy clique to se cure Lincoln's success by putting up sham can didates against him, if possible; that the masses understand these swindles, and are de termined to defeat tbem, no matter at what cost, and tbat the only wise things to do under the circumstances are to nominate Grant and Morgan or Fremont at the Cleveland Conven tion, renominate tbem at the mass meeting next Saturday, compel General Grant to ac cept tho nomination on the score of his duty to his country, and so elect him unanimously in November, in spite of tbe Baltimore Conven-" tion and its shoddy candidate. This is the only way to save tbe nation. Thb Peace Question in the Rebki. Con gress ? The debate In the rebel Congress at Richmond, the otbor day, on the peace proposi tion of Mr. Leach, of North Carolina, was treated with iru;h more respect than anything of the kind ever submitted in any rebel Con gress before. Tboee rebel Bombasts Furiosos a year ago would have choked down Mr. Leacb and his pence proposition on the spot Now they are disposed to listen to him, and twenty two of them arrange themselves on his side. We predict that the number of hia backers will b? considerably increased before the end of another week. Now is the time for the Hen. Fernando Wood to go on a peace mission to Richmond. Now or never. Tub Eighth Avrsvn Raii.road ? A Good Movb.? The meeting of tbe citizens of Car gytpsriUe the other evening, for tbe purpose of adopting measure* to compel the Eighth Ava oue Railroad Company to carry up their road and their cars with the grading of the street ? involving tbe simple proposition of holding tbe company to their obligations to the commu nity? was a good move, and we hope it will be followed up till this monopoly Is brought to torms. If the company will shut their eyes to their own interest*, they ought to be made to open them to the Interest* of the public, whose servants they are. That is all. ? Richmond Yaw of Lin's Movements.? Ac cording to tbe Richmond Examiner Gen. Lee has teen panning Gen. Grant all tbe way from tbe Rafldaa to the border of tbe Richmond Penin sula. If tols be so, then Lee's object Is mani ! ffsstly to irtvs Grant lato Richmond; and we thtak II may bf asoompUshsd, sad, If snob la ?? Incline to tbe opinion (haft QmmI Grant ku Ml been fighting >u this dm to got awmy from Richmond. On Paw Polkjt Towamo England axd FaANCB.? We have, sineo this war begaa, shown ft desire to avoid quarrela with oor friend* John Ball ?sd Napo leon. In more instances thftn one we have, It mifht truthfklly be eaid, allowed ourselves to be rather cavalierly treated. With the determination of attending to, one thing at a time, we have not resented gross In tuits, and bftTS even been bullied without ahow ing resentment By the Adoption of this courae we hare, to all appearances, avoided unpleasant complications and been enabled to attend with out interference to our intestine troubles. Was the course pursued a wise one, or ahould we bare nobly stood up for the dignity of the American nation, and dared our evil wishers to lay a straw In our path? Should we hare kept those traitors, Mason and Slidell, and warned Napoleon that we would brook no in trusion on this continent? Such might have been the wiser coarse to pursue. It oertainiy would have been bolder, more manly, than the expoetulatory, deprecat ing tone assumed bj our government when brought into direct oontact with European Powers. It would bare been a mere striking instance of the power and determination of this great republic had we defied England when she menaced war because we seised these traitors. Had we aleo boldly forbidden the occupation of Mexico by the French tbe same result would hare doubtless been obtained ? that Is, England and France would bave stormed and raved, but would not have dared to go to war ? and to-day the Ameri can people would rank higher in the esteem of tbe world. In her days of adversity France battled alone against tbe combined power of Europe, until, under the rule of the great Napoleon, she mastered tbe Old World. Wbat the French republic could accomplish surely the people of this great country might at least have- at tempted. We should bave given defiance for defiance, insult for ineult. To have witnessed our enemies uniting to erush us would havs caused us as with one voice to shout, "Uphold the dignity of the Union to the last dollar and the last drop of blood!" We should then have seen no divisions," bave beard of no parties; all would have been for tbe Union. We hare the resources and tbe power to defy all our ene mies, and should neves, for the sake of avoiding tbeir malioe, lay aside our dignity. We seek no quarrels; we should not tamely avoid tbem. The policy of this government should bo as bold as its power is gseat Financial PnosrBcrs or this New Mbxican Empire. ? We published a day or two since an interesting speech of M. Berryer, in the Frenoh Legislative Assembly, showing up the jugglery by wbloh it is sought to induce European capitalists to embark their money ia the Mexican loan^ It appears that the proposed loan was divided into two sections? one of twelve million francay for the wants of tbe-new government, and the other of six millions six hundred thousand francs, oa account of the Indemnity duo to France ? the negotiators of the loan informing the public that they were going to Issue eighteen millions six hundred thousand francs of rente. It turns out that the announcement made by them that the Messrs. Glyn, of Londooy would negotiate tho whole eighteen million* is unfounded, or,, at least, that they had boAed out of the oifet, if they had ever made it Th's shews the small amount of oonMenoe entertained by European financiers in the stability of the now order of things. Of tho bed of rosea created for the new Emperor by bis imperial sponsor some idea may be formed from the pithy summing up of his financial condition by M. Berryer. Aeoording to the engagementa ho has entered Into, be will, before be establishes bis govern ment, have to pay a sum of one hundred and twenty-five millions of francs out of tho loan of one hundred and twenty millions of francs. A pleasant prospect this for a prince, whoso only reason for going to Mexico is to relieve himself from a load of debt at home. Tht Draft. It is plainly for tb* interest of each town, ward, Ac., to hare stricken from tbe lists all naanea improperly ae ro I led, be cam* >n axoeaa of names incraaM* tbe quota called for from such towns, wards, ha. n is equally for lb* interest of each person enrolled In a given town or ward to place upon tbe list all persons la bis town or ward liable to do military duty, because tbe greater toe number to be drawn from tbe laee chance that any par ticular iadividaal will be drawn. As It Is tbe personal interest o f every enrolled man that tbe qtiola IS which be la concerned abould set be made too lari*. and that hie own obanc* for draft shall not b* unjustly Increased, and aa both tbeae object* may b? attained by atriklng oat tb* wrong namaa and putting In th? right one*, there can bo nft serious difficulty In se curing tha co- operation of cttlaens for the purpoa* of making a correct eer-llmeot. rROVISION FOR TBS DBA FT I* WBWARB. Xswau. N. J., May as, 1864 A movement In tbe Common Council laat evening to re peal tb* tbr** hundred dollars exemption reeolution waa nnsuccaaarm An addltloaal reeolution, h*w*ver, waa adopted appropriating on* hundred dollars additional, making tbre* hundred dollars to each man drafted , aad four hundred to each man serving in to* ranks or pro curlag a substitute. The CoanoH authorise! a special committee to make arrangements for the reception of tb* 9eeead Mew Jersey Volunteers, who are expected bom* next week, bavlsg served out their time of tbr*e years at war. Tfee Omalbne CratrlbstUs to the fair* to tbs hmtor or tab b skald. Paring tb* Sanitary Kir i*v*ral lines of omntbeees, with characteristic generosity, agreed to donate ten per cant or their gross r*c*ipta fer on* week for this worthy undertaking. As I have teen so acknowledgment of tb* amount received frost these soirees, perhaps you caa enlighten us. INQUIRER. BorctfACLT's Saw There waa as unuenal ecese at the 8". Jamee theatre, May 19, after the oloee of Mr. Boacicauit's new comedy, tbe Fox Cbaea. Mr. W*beter bad Inserted in the Mils a paragraph to the effect that, this comedy ha v lag been aoIJto Mr. Webster' at 'na9 an^oruinai ? It had bees so aaaouaced, b it that the author bad siate written to aokeowledge that tbe Idea of the piece waa taken from If. Melesvlile's play of Sulli van , an adaptation of which le aow bctag performed at lb* Hay market, under tb* title of David Oarriek. The annoenceraent seemed to have given oflboee in cer tain quarters; for, whoa tb* certain dropped aad there wes the oseal eell rev "tbe amber," bis no* appearance wes tbe signal ror vehement hissing, directed rather agalael the management, as it seemed, than tbe sethov, and fbr lend crlee that the ?snagsmiel had deee all It eowM to damage the cbaneae of tbe play. Tbe clamor provoked oounterelamor? part of tbe house ev Ideally believing that tbe row waa get ap by pnrttes sent is for the purpoee? and tb* storm Bad waxed load. aad sseased to threaten to grow loader, whew Mr. Ckariss Matthews restored good humor by de Staring that tbe aetber was set ia the bouee, bat that no doubt h* eoea weald be, fbr they had telegraphed for him leUverpeet GwavrVS MnsROss^-? A treape maiming to be the gen tfss. NwsjM*. BSeassUawaMs sad lad lege table original j ChrtW* WMtms perform si Bewerk aad Breokiya UBTIMt TO-hAT. It St. Abb's ebareh, Flghtesaih iHU, aear m t)> ?u, divine aarvioas at a HMO ta eight, half-past teat half put three aad a fiirtar to ctght o'clock, the UW I book bslog for dssf mutes. Ihs Bar. ft. nsajamla w? preach la ths morning u4 lbs Bar. EL W. ? '-gig aa tba svcalag. At St. Stephen's Eplsoopal church, ooriar of IwaaM andChrystte streets, Bar. Dr. Prtoa rootor, services a* baif-poat tan aad balf-paat ami o'clock, Tbo Bar. Obi fllgbeo, ssslsiant minister of Trinity parish, will preach ta tba eveatng. Tbo Rav. Samuel Bsokstevsr Boll, D. ft, win prsssh to tba Fiftieth atroet Pieobytertaa Broadway aad Eighth aveaae, at quarter to elf M a'olook. Subject of tha awmHag aaa moo? "Tha Baptism for tha Dead/' af tha evening, to ha aonounosd la tha noraing. Tha Sunday School eoaaoolod with Mo Free Will Bs?4 tlat ebareh, Tweaty-elghth atroet, near Broadway, wil hold their monthly ooacort U>M after nooa. ?aerclaaa to oomoMBee at two Velock proeloaljr. The Sot. Bella Mar Ua, of Great Britain; Bo v. Dr. Holmee, ef Pair port, N. T. j Lucius Hart, Esq., and Rot. Mr. Msath, ef Mateo, will e*? dreea the meeting. Tba Rot. Mr. Heath, ef Maine, wUI preach la tha fM Free WUI Baptist ebareh, Tweatyelghtb atroet, aear Broadway, at half peat tea and a quarter to sight o'stecte Tha Bar. 0. C. Gass,T. B. Merwln. Unite* States Army, aad othera, J oat from the treat, will apeak la behalf ? f tbo auBbrtag ram II lea of thoeb who fell upon the battla ?eld, la the Calvary Baptist ebareh, Twsaty-third sir set, aoar Fifth aveaae, thla evealag. The Rev Dr. Tbompaaar having J oat rataraod flans tha battla flald of Reaaaoea, wUI apeak of Chrtetiaa aat8aat> Ury work la the Army of tba Cumberland, at the Bnad way Tabernaolo, thla eveatog. & S. Snow, paator of tha Sinad Advent ebareh, wM preach ia Hope Chapel. Broadway, above Fourth atrtati at three o'clock, oa "Tha Mow Dispensation." Tba Bar. Beery Blabchard wW preach oa "The Fa tare or Liberal Christianity In America," u> tbo Chureh of tha Reatorattoa, oorner Moo roe plsse aad Clark atreot, Broofc lya, tbto evening. The Rer. T. D. Alexander will preach lo tha Onaalelrssg churchy o rnor of Greene atroet, Una morning at hdfpaat too o'oleak. At the Memorial ebareh. Hammond street, ooraar off Waverley place, tba Rer. John Hurray Forbes^ D. D., sa> social e rector of 8t. Luko'a church, will preach this area inc. Services at baff-paat too, Nr aad a quarter ta eight o'oleek. At tbo Bieecker street Unlvereallet ohurch tha Bar. M<?es Ballou preachee morning and evening. In the area ing be will consider the atory of "Abrabam'a Oawilua of Isaac"? Geneels, 82d chapter. At the Central Presbyterlaa church, Broome street, twa blocks east- of Broadway, preaching by the paator, Rer. Jamea B. Dunn, at half pact tea o'clock and balf-pasl seven o'clook. Sunday school at nine and- two o'clock. A camp meeting will bo bold to-day la Leflbrts' park. Tompkins and Gatea avanuee, BrooMyn. Love feast ad ten o'clock. Tbo Rev. Dr. Bmytbs, (rem Loadoa, wMt preaoh at tbrea o'clock. "How Can ttie Country be Bavedf" will ha tha sobjsst af a discourse by J. W. Fraser, A M.. at the bah M Sixth avesuo; aervioea to commence at eight o'clock. At the Twentieth street Ualversalist oharobvoear Sar? eoth avenue, the Rev T. 8. Lathrop, of Bridgeport, Coaa., will preach at half-past tea aad balf-paat throe o'clook. At All Saints' Protestant Kptecopal cbarolt,. ooraar a t Henry and Soamrael a treats, the rootor, Rev, B? JvCee? noille, will preach at halT-past tan aad balf past eevoa o'clook. At Alaaaoa Motbodlet Kpiaoopal church, JforfMb a treaty aear Grand, tha Rev. Wm. P. Cor Dolt will preeob at half* l?at too aad hair paat aeven o'olook. IHvloe aarvtea will be held by tbo Church flf tha Baly Trinity la Butgera institute, Wth avenue, bet* Forty-Orst and Forty second stream, at half-peeb taw and four o'clock. The Rev. Btsphaa H. Tyng will prsash hg the afternoon. "Tbo Financial Policy of Mr. Chase" wW ha the sab ject at tbo people's meeting, at No. 18T Bowery, at thrsa o'clock. From two to three o'clock , "Taxation." At Union Ball, ooraar af Broad way aad Tw*aty-tMr4 atroet, aubjeota? "Troth in Circles," at' half paat In o'olock. Rellgloua oooforeaoe, "Shall tba Righteous ba~ herit the Earth?" at three o'doek. Dr. Barwea will glva fifteen years' exporieooe as a medium of spirits, angatal he., oommeoclog with sal a is. explaining nsaatfeamttona given through all mediums, at balf-paat- ssvaiMM^^H Mrs. Cora fc. V. Hatch will spsak la Brooktya, bs Clla. toa Hall, oorner of Atlantic aad Ctialoa stromas at tbrea and a quarter to eight o'clock. Subject shossa bp tha audlsace. Ths Rev. Alas. R. Tbompsea wtll prsash. at tha rasoaa of tbo New England Soldiers' Relief Asanalailsa, 1H Broadway, at balf-paat three o'clock^ The- pahtte s?a ta* Vltod to attead. A pabllo mooting of ths Reform Coonoll will ha hsM this svanlag, at room Ho. 10 Ooapar Institute. Beb Joot? "Tba- Causa aad Cure of Religion*, PaMMcal sad Social Antagonism. " Bsata free. A grand* public precession of tha- Dliassfi Basrsassat win laxe place after soioma vrsporaujU three o'olook P. K. today, at St. Mary 'a church, Weat Hobobaa^ Naw Jaraey. Sertajo by tbo Tery Rev. Father Caadeattua. Raaal Pml Kloniat Full I net ru mental band la aUeadanca Tha data. HIU cara tsare their saw depots near tha Pass Is* Mooaalry. ? AH psrsons whs waat to hsar aa intorsstlag sSrmsa are invited to go to Kbbltl Hall, M Waat Th&ty-thlrB | atreot, between Broadway and Fifth aveaua, at bblf pasj tea o 'slack tbla moralagor a quarter taeteht thla^^H ing, aad> bear tha Rav. Fred. Lli Willie. The Rev. Sidney A. Corey wiil> preach la tha Marraff Hill Saptat church, ooraar of Lsslagtoa avaaas ail Thirty ssvsath street, this aaornteg sad sesateg. raa aar. tbomas mart imtalub pabtob om rm raaaaTTBaiAN oaaaca, ooaaaa rnarr* nam anunr and minvb athwe 1 Rev. Thrfmas Street, lets af Barrtshurg, Paaasylrsala, waa Wsdnssday evealng lastallsd aa paster ef ths Prsaty tor lea ebareh, ooraar of Thirty Bret street aad KIMh aveoaa. Mr. Street Is a ysaag saaa of superior talsats, aad brtags to bla new oharai ths prestige ef a btgh rapa tatkmanda mere tbaa ardtaary shareer^^^^^^^H bla former fields of mlsisierlal labor^^l be reoeived s call from tba maeabars become their pastor, which, after aaature eotMtderatlea.1 be decided to socept, sad bss staoe satnlstsrsd very sa?l oe pt ably to tbsm, sa ths ear v iocs of Wednesday alght asm I tsstlfy. I The members and fVieade of ths ooagrsgatloa aasaua I bled at half-peat ssvea, nearly Biting the body sf thai church The pulpit was occupied by tbo venerable Rav. I Samuel H. Cox, LL. R, the Rev. Dr. Skmner. the, lav. I Dr. W. W. Newell, Rev. Dr. Burebard,aad the Rev Bl I Booth, devorel other clergy asea took ssats a meat thai ooagrogatina. I After the preliminary exercloee Rev. R. R. Booth dsliv-l ered a sermon from the fifth chapter of Aota. Ivorse ? "And dally In the temple ead In tbebr baaaaa thsf ceaaed not to teach end preach Jeeua ChrtoV**? in which be showed that the sucoeee which sttended the miatatra tions of the A poo lire proceeded from the fact sad maan? of their preaching only "Christ and Him oraetfisd." A minister, to losure him auoceea, Is to drop, all things stoe. aad, eonseorattng himself entirely to bis i.vork, Is to bold up a crucified Redeemer aad make him 11m power of Oe4 unto salvation, la tbe direct application of ths text tha minister baa tbe principles which be moot prectloe ta Insure sucoeee. He must be s teacher ss well aa preacher, and In mingling with hla people make bis Inflasnoe felt, aad by a holy life nod o a vernal loo teach ths prsospts s f our religion In every home. At tbe oonctustos of the sermoa Rsv. Dr. Burebard put tbe questions of faith prescribed by ths cbursb to Mr. Strcst, to all or which be anawered affirmatively. Ques tions were then put to the ccagrsgaMos, asking if they stilt adhered to tbelr wish to hairs ths Rsv. Thomas Street I ratal lea over them as psstsr, which wsra also aa? swertd in tbe afflrmatlvs. Upoa thees replies be ibea declared that, according to tbe assges of tbo Preabyterlaa church of North America, tha Rav. Tboama Street waa duly Installed ai pastor of the church. * The Rev. Samuel B. (>?*, LJ. Dl, tbaa dsllverad s very feeiiag obarge to tbe paator, recauatteg acme of hla awa exporieooe ta the mlalatry, gtvlag ooastderfble good ad vlce, warning blm agatasttaa tomptMioaaof bla poelHoa, and axbortlng blm to preach oaly Christ, aad ooooludlag with I truat you will aa fill sp your mtaslea here that God will give you a loag sad lasting mlslstry af ussTuinere. Look after year people; be particu larly careful of ths young, ss that they may church -f tbe living Uod at large Tbe charge to tbe people waa delivered by Rev, Dr. W. W. Newell, of Alios street church. After whlsh It waa announced that if the ooagrogaitoo would pass up tha middle aiete the pastor would be glad to take all by tha band Ths baaed wHoa ok>a?J[ Uf ^arcjpef, ^ * < our ? Tn S?oa Dsalmm' Bailt Cu?m AMooiATmr.? A Bleating of tbla aaaoatatkra ?n bald on Friday oroolag last, wbto tha ooaaaaltlao appointad to ounn tba city roportod Uiat tbcy had rooalvod oao buBdrad ud Or* iJcnMjir^lB rjTorof oioalng at aaraa o'c'ook , atrMlf> (bur uTfavor of tight o'oJort, iogallot Wild Miliaria*. A retolutloo was adoptod thai oa and aftav M<?day Mil tba ratal I boot and (boa atorat will oloaa at ?ay an o'clock. wltb tba aicaptioa of Saturday* and days pracadlng holiday*. Tn Atvnn or 8r. Job** Odllbob? Bnaor Roa? Blabap Knoocmoa, brotbor of Major Otaaral no* reran*, bat oooaoatod to dallror tba aanaal addraaa baToia tba alumni or flt. John'* Colloga, at tba approaah Ing ncinmaocraMBt, which takaa plaaa ai tba Ttk af JWy Bait Tba Blabap waa tba flrat graduata of ft. /oha*s Collaga, and ba la also to bara tba honor o f dalirartag it* Orrt addraoa baforo tha aIMbbI. Bimuo* DaiuortaB BavHtTT-naat Bwimbii.? lit ?ambara of tba flaroatyflrot rrgimaot, Maw Tarfc Mats National Guard, arata bara a grand ballaltaa arm at ?tat Now York to-morrow. Tba Mao will bo fonaad at ball-past aavaa o'clock la tba ?or*lag, hi Brnoaao atraat, right raatlag aa tba wast alda of OMtra atraat. Ctnui Vuui Bbbbbb ? lnfarmatlaa baa baaa rb aolrod at I ha Now Tork Stata SoMlora' Da pot, Nos. M ut M Haward atraat, of tba ftaatfc of Oaptaia Vllltaaa Oharar, Cowpaay B, fifty aaaaad Now York, at tbo Caltod Stataa Oaaaral Qoapltal, Waabiagton. Tba do> ooaaad baa a brofhar la Utla olty who aaa abtahi hrtt* tafwraiallaa by Mlyh| H IM daaai Tbo Wita baaa aaa balaaad and OM ba raoaraaW by tba fHawda m tiia lnnay akAHy Jm !??* |i II 11 '