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Crkatio*. HOOLFY'B OPFRA HOUSS. Brooklyn.-Kratowa* Biinua. Darc tx. Bueussauia. Ac. "raioria* Near York, Monday, September 5, 1864. THE 8ITUATIOW. The capture of Atlanta, and the serious disaster to Gene-al Hood's army is at length officially established. General Sberinan'g deepstob to the War Department, w hich was delayed by the breaking of the telegraph lines, was rece.ved late yoeterday. It is dated ?i* o'clock on Saturday morning. Mr. Stan ton fives the report of General Sbermaa In bis bulletin to General Dii, received here last night. The leading points are that, as already stated, tbe army withdrew from Atlanta and made a bresic of the West J'oint road, reaching a good position on the 30th ult., from which to strike tbe Macon road?the right com minded by General Howard, near Jonesboro; the left, under Scbofield, ooar Hough and Heady, and the centre, under Thomas, at Couch's station. General Howard drove the enemy from their position ?t Jonesboro after a hard fight, and General Sherman broke the railroad clear through from Rough aud Ready down to Howard's left, throwing his whole army be twen Jonesboro and Atlanta. They made a general attack 0B the enemy at Jonesboro on Thursday, lbs Fourteenth corpa, General Jeff. c. Davla, car rying tbe works splendidly, takiog ten guns mad about a thousand prisoners. In the night the enemy retreated south and our troops followed him to another of hla lines near Lovejoy g station. General Hood, flndiog Sherman's forces between him and a oooidera. ble part of hia army, blew up bis magannee at Atlanta and lert to the night time, when the Twentieth cor|?. General Slocura. to k [hieeesb.n of the place. So, says General Stie-maa in his despatch, ' Atlanta k oars, and Talrly won " Our .iissea, he says, wl'I not exceed twelve hundred, sod we have possession o: over three hundred rebel dead, two hundred aud fifty woundod, and over Qftcen hundred well Mr. Stanton adds that a later despatch Irom General Bocura, detod at Atlanta on the 3d, at oine P. M , states thai the enemy destroyed seven locon.ot ve- and eighty one cars loaded with ammunition, srasll arms and lores, ?od left fourteen piece, of artillery, most of tbem unin jured. and a laige number of small arm. A division of rebel cavalry, under uenora! T.omax, at la* ked a portion of General .-bendau's lorces eear Bunker Hill on Saturday, which resulted in their bslng defeated and dr I von back five miles towards Win-hater by our troops Their artiilsry narrow ly escaped being ua|<tured. The struggle was a severe one, but our loss was slight. AU is quiet in General Grant's army. Deserters are coming into his lines in con*.datable numbers, encour aged by hia late order sfftrd.ag them protection and em ploy men l. MISCELLANEOUS NEWS. As we hive for some time anticipated, the draft will not take place to day, at leart not in th.e city or Brook Ira The correspondence iietween Supervisor Blunt and Adjutant Genera! Stooehouee and Assistant rroront Marsha' General Townsend shows that we are to recoive credit on oar quota for our naval enlistments, which r?e? us from tht draft on tbe last call of t?? President for five hundred thousand men TDe ttosmahip Gertnanla, from Feuthsmpton on tbe Sstb of August, reached this port yesterday morning, b >nging our European filet dated to her day of tailing The oowi. bat been anticipated la its me a features, as Lavs the floarcisl and commercial reports, by our telegraphic rei>ort from the Caledon.a. off Cape Race, published is the nvhAi r< on Saturday. Ths papers of tbe Gv-manit contain enmc interesting details. Ths tptomber term of the law oourls commences to dsy but moat of the courts have adjourned over until October The - uprernt* Court, circuit and g?ne si term, will moet on ths lbib tnst. Tbe General Hcssioa* com meoree this morning. Judge Rums' presiding It Is probable that a large number of Indictment* wtl! be dis posed of daring lite mouth, tneem K>h as tbe calendar of prieoa cases le heavy .oup?d with the fact that, accord lug to custom, n bail sses hsvs been tr.ed for the ;aat 3bree moethe Tbe energy wblcb tbe flity j?d.e and tbe Jnstrict Attoreey have hereio'ore exhibited, however m Sue trenaactleo of the public bieinies give the assur ance thai at tbe close id the term the < slender will be pretty well cleared Ibe I niter! Ntatee -tenmer Tiiobdcrogs put into Bar us d >es on tbe ktb ultimo, coaled and tailed agsio. Rkmovi WkfLE* and I'oi.?Mr. Lioeoln re ecntly lost hia teinpcr and apoke of "the plca june attacks" upon bin administration We ?uppr.ae that ho r??rer? to tbe Bniroraal demand for the removal of Welles And his Fox, or Fox and hie Wnlles, who now disgrace tbe country l;j th?ir mltniamtgftmen' of the >jary depart inent I'nder Weite. an<i ^ j gg or p0g an<j j|ie Welles, incompetency an<] corruption have AAoffis synonymuiw w th tLet di'Dartmont. and ^Itacfci upon t^fse notoriou* mfapables be ?nfed by Mr Lincoln be will probably be out of temper until election day and aftev that Utft**. J ?uapUaa ?# *?w ftrk Areas |k? Draft? Oar QmU riliti. It will be ??en by a telegraphic despatch which we publish in another column, that this city ha* beta credited with eighteen thousand four hundred and forty-eight men on account of naval enlistments between the year* 1861 and 1864, and Brooklyn with alx thousand and forty six, while the balauce of the total of twenty-seven thousand seven hundred and forty-six, which New York raivcd during that time, has been allowed to other portions of the State. Froperly the number credited to Brook lyn ought to belong to the city of Now York; but this is a matter of little consequence, seeing that we are so well situated a* it is. To the uumber with which we are ciedited eleven hundred Las to be added lor the excels in our favor over the lost quota, and there is reason to believe that more than the bal ance against us. after making the above deductions, has been raised here by subsequent naval enlistments and volunteering. We may. therefore, we are glad to say. congratulate the community ou freedom from all liability to the coming draft. This we have well earned, for of the two hundred and fifty recruits that are procured in this city daily nearly two-thirds are lost to us by their removal to other States. The number with which we are credited, es timated at the former exemption price of only three hundred dollars per man, would amount to no less a sum than five million five hundred and thirty-four thousand four hundred dollars, which may be regarded as so much saved to the county treasury This is, however, a small J consideration compared with the risk of a repetition of the riots of last year, with their fearful consequences 1 or this happy result we are indebted chiefly to the untiring energy and indefatigable zeal of Supervisor OriBon Blunt, who has worked night aud day in order to aeoure justice for the city. It is a sou/ce of further gratification to us to learn that, notwithstanding our having fur nished all that is at present required of us, it Is the intention of the Volunteering Committee to proceed energetically in the work of recruit ing. so as to provide a surplus against tho con tingency of another call. Sherman's Great Victory?Its Military and Political Effect. The fall of Atlanta is no longer a matter of | doubt or conjecture, based upon the gossip of pickets, the mysterious admissions of the Rich mond journals or the dubious bulletins of the War Secretary. The telegraph wires which were temporarily destroyed by the rebel chiefs Wheeler, Forrest and Roddy have found a voice, and a positive assurance of the defeat of Hood and the occupation of Atlanta from General Sherman himself has reached us, and is published in our columns to day. The victory appears to have been com plete, the plans of General Sherman well ex ecuted, and the result entirely satisfactory. "Atlanta is ours, and fairly won," says Sher man. Hood, finding that hi* army was cut in two, blew up the magazines at Atlanta, and abandoned the city, which was at once occu pied by General Sloourn. Without being furnished with the par ticulars of Hood's loss, we may readilv conceive that it must have b,ien most disastrous. His army was in a position to break all to pieces when it broke at all; and all that we know of tbe previous position of the two armies in Georgia ! v r% tbe as sumption that this defeat is one t. t eaves the rebellion no army and no hope in tbe Southwest, and is a blow from which It is clearly impossi ble that the rebellion can ever rally. Up to tLe time of this battle the position in Geor gia was justly regarded by the rebel* themselves as equal in importance to the posi tion in Virginia Atlanta was as vital as Rich mond: Hood's army not less important than Lee's. All tbe material that the rebellion could get together was in that army?all the detached bodies of troops and the State militia. Mobile. Florida and Charleston were stripped to strengthen it, and every element of resist ance that was uot necessary for Richmond went to Atlanta. Sherman's success, therefore, by the capture of Atlanta and the victory over Hood, destroys that one-half tbe power that the confederacy relied upon. And such was j the intimate relation between the power in ; Virginia and that in Georgia that the destruc j tien of that half is the destruction of the whole, for neither part can live alone. We go but very little further than the London Titntt did when it contemplated the possibility of this success in saying that the victory at Atlanta has put down the rebellion Another battle will certainly be fought In Virginia, aad w# may regard it in advance with the peculiar interest that will naturally pertfin to tbt last battle of this great war. Though it will be the last battle it will not be the Water loo, for tbe rebellion has received its death blow. That battle cannot save It though it may hasten tbe collapse. At any hour we may bear that Lee ha? once more devoted his army to a I useless slaughter and hurled tbe small rem ! nant of his men against Grant's lines He can not change tbe issue, though he will simplify it. He will reduce the number of those who can possibly give trouble to the government in future -who. lost to all the restraints of society, will take to the mountains and tbe woods, and make the Southern States for-the next fifteen years an unpleasant country to travel in Oliver Cromwell said that a man-of-war was the best ambassador. General .Sherman has f ruvod to be tbe best peace negotiator He baa knocked Colooel Jacqass and Colonel Jewett, Greeley, Vallandigham and Wood com Iletelv out of sight In all oar political his lory there never was a party started on less Intellectual capital and with a smaller amount of brains than this peace party of Vallandig bam and Woed One battle has taken from theia the very ground that tbey stood upon. Before the period arrives at which tbey can go before the people the question that they pro posed to pubnsit to the people will have been decided beyond peradventure by our armie*. There will be peace before they can ask the people to vote for peace?and their ascendancy. Their platform contained one idea?cessation of hostilities. It said clearly as a platform oould "don't bit the South any more; she 1 ma MtM ik': am m cwm via ?ou nd oddly whoa, before it mm b# acted upon, the South has boos knocked oat of time. Our saooeu at Atlanta baa thus at onoo changed the whole pelitioal aapeat, and muit necessarily unsettle the abapc that parties have at present taken. We have supposed that General McClellan was a man too decidedly and positively honest?not to say too clear ? ghted?to go before the country ou this ret ten Chicago platform. We have supposed that be would only accept this Domination with the distinct reiteration of those sound aud patriotic views that have made him beloved by the people. V\e hope we were rl^ht in this par ticular. But, in case General 'McClellan had auv intention to accept the Chicago nomina lion, platform and all, Shermans victoiy has come just iu time. McClellan uiay profit by the victory of another general, though he wis never permitted to profit by his own. The very ambition that nngbt stimulate a man to accept a nomination for the 1're.sidpncy shou'd prevent his taking this one. McClellan can sec clearly enough the change that Sherman's victory makes in the political horizon, and can see '.hut this nomination is not only an abso lute worthless oae now, but must ruiu for all his future the man who is shortsighted enough to take it. We have no longer any apprehension that General McClellan will be that man. Exile or Gi vkral Pkim.?We learn from Madrid that the Spanish Cabinet ha? or dered General Prim, cx-commandec of the Spanish army in Mexico and well known in this city, to leave the capital, and to take up a fixed residence at Oviedo. General Prim is a member of the proyressista party, and it is said that this measure against bitn was taken in consequence of the agitation re cently prevailing at Madrid, and of the at tempts at revolt made at other points of Spain. < >n leaving the city the General, who is very popular, was accompanied to the railway station by an immense crowd, who loudly cheered him. To ns there is much of signifi-' canoe in this. Napoleon'has no love for Gene ral Prim, who has spoken some strong demo cratic truths to him from time to time, and , while he commanded the Spanish troops in Mexico he did everything to frustrate the French plan of holding the country, while col lisions between Preuch and Spanish soldiers were of every day occurrence. The suddeu expulsion of this officer from Madrid, under a ban of exile, is doubtless with a view of pleas ing Napoleon, who has perhaps been making tempting offers of alliance with Spain. The King Consort also left Madrid on the 18th of last month for Paris, where he was re ceived with more than regal grandeur. What is the meaning of all this but a scheme of Napoleon and a plan to gain over the Queen to his cause, and to form an alliance of the greatest advantage to him self? The cheers of the Spanish people for General Prim show that they feel differently; but the movement doe3 not less clearly betoken the tact and adroitness of Napoleon in taking the lead in Europe. We now see him govern ing France, directing the councils of Italy, making an allianoe with Spain, giving an em peror to Mexico, invading and holding the dis tant territories of the Chinese and Cochin Chinese, striving to give another Bonaparte (not a Bourbon) as a present to Jeff. Davis' bogus confederacy, if acceptable, and frighten ing poor John Bull out of his senses by his rapid and shrewd diplomacy. No doubt he would like to make his interference in our af fuirs more actively folt; but in the present changed aspect of things he will take care not to thus compromise himself. Tn? Strike or tub Theatrical Managers.? Strikes are infectious, to judge from the fact that for months past we have undergone a series of them. All classes have indulged in strikes, and now our theatrical managers have met and determined to increase the prices of admis sion to their several places of amusement. It remains to be seen how the public?the patient, but not spiritless public?will take the matter. Tbe probabilities are that no cessation of patronage will be felt by tbe theatres if, with increase of price, they give increase of attraction. The public is well aware that all the necessaries of iife have gone up in price, and will naturally expect to find amusements taking the same tendency; but with increase of cost reflection will come, and ere the dis bursement be made the inducement will have to be more than ever strong. With in crease of price we shall become more ex acting, and will not put up with scant returns fot our outlay. We shall expect our theatres to be liberally conducted, and shall withdraw our patronage from those which show any lack of enterprise in pro curing the best talent wherewith to give with necessary ecl<d such entertainments as will warrant increase of price. A shabby mise en scene, poor acting and ail such drawbaoks must no longer characterize any of our metro politan establishments, else they will be neg lected by the pubiie, and. as a consequence be ovet taken by that ruin which many have hitherto richly merited. Greenbacks, we 'know, have depreciated, and the very thought tends to a carlessness iu their outlay; hut still our managers must not expect to take advan tage of this fact, unless they are fully deter mined to give as well as take. We conceive it our duty to the pubiio to "Tor this admoni tion to our managers on n strike; and would note, en passant, that at tbe present prices three or four of our theatres are doing a splen did business. Santtart Fairs Their Monet and Tubir Moraij.?We bad supposed that all these concerns had closed up shop that the managers had pocketed ail tbe stealings, and that we should hear uo mare of tbern But it ?eems we ware mistaken. We have ro ceived a circular trom a commltte.- of tbe Wost ern Illinois Sanitary l air, dsied at Qnlucy, Illinois, asking donations from tie to some department or other te tbe fair, and promising that this will ha the last demand of the kind upon u? from the same quarter for aome time to come. Wa have had appeals enough ot) behalf of these Sanitary fa'rv Ws have given enough and shall give do mora. Five or aix millions or dollars have keen collected at tbeee Sanitary fairs throughout the ooontry. and at least one third of the recelpta have keen stolen by managers, or entirely misap propriated. Between one and twe millions were realised at the Sanitary Pair In New Yark alone; ia Brooklyn nearly haM a million more. And if more than two-thirds of tho sums have been dispoaed of to a good and propar purposo wa shall be glad to kaow Ik The balance baa bean diverted from ita legiti ? fUlft&kttttWl need flfiKMNCt We tee men new living fa gnad hoaiM, riding fa tploodld onrringnt, and indnlging In nil iorU of extrnvngaat dlaplnja, who, boforo tb?lr oonofotion with th?M Bnnifary fnirt, wore obncurr pnopln. living in obaournr places. nnd apparently not pecuniarily nblo to rinn above the level of the humblest in society, fa one ca>o a new opera was produced under the auepieee of a golden tiood poured from a sidr sluiceway in our Metropolitan banitary Fair. All theae fairs have proved to be grand schemes of robbery front beginning to end. and are of a piece with tbe peculations recently ex posed in the ease of the late Burgeon General Hammond, which is one of the moat atrocious instances of official corruption that has ever come to our knowledge. The government u to blame for not taking steps to punish such cul prits, and serving them like Colonel 1) Utassy, by sending them tor a long terra to the .^tate Prison. Tuk Fokkiun Faust uk .vr A it in England.? A case has recently been tried at Liverpool in which the defendants were accused of having obtained enlistments In the rebel service for the pirate Georgia, in violation of the provi sions of tbe Foreign Enlistment act. It is stated in the English papers that the facts in tbe case were so clear that there could be uo doubt about them: Lut a quibble was raised, and it is questionable whether the offence will bo proved within the tueauing of the act. The doubt appears to be as to whether the act could be construed to cxteud to enlistments actually made on the high seas as well as to those effected in the British ports. Thus it appears, while a great hue and cry is mads in British journals and among rebel sympathizers in Great Britain about the Arnerioan plan of facilitating immigration, and a tedious suit and vexatious doiays follow from tbe enlistment of a few sailors for the United States service, as in the case of the Kearsarge?and all on the plea of a violation of the Enlistment act?a hole is found in tbe iuw big enough to drive a rebel privateer through with but little diffi culty This is a fair sample of British justice and fair play, and is fully on a par with the boasted neutrality of the British government in regard to the contest now waging in this country. A day of retributiou will surely come. Lincoln and tiik Custom Housb.?Some time ago President Lincoln decided to make a change in tbe Custom House, and appoint Post master Wakeman as Collector and Simeon Draper as Surveyor. Then a few small potato politicians objected, and Lincoln hesitated, paused, and is now undecided how to act. This little incident gives us an admirable idea of the firmness and dignity of the chief executive. Mr. Wakeman would make an excellent Col lector?much better than the Chevalier Barney, whose brains have been turned by a foreign title. As for Simeon Draper, he is a busy, talkative, energetic sort of a person, who shows to great advantage at a political meeting, and has earned the salary of the Surveyor by his services to this administration We presume that Lincoln will make these appoiutmeato as soon as a few small potato people badger him, upon the other side. In the mean time Thur- I low Weed carries the whole matter in his coat tail pocket, and would be very glad to be rid of it satisfactorily. INTERESTING FROM ARKANSA8. Oar Little Reck Correspondence. Lirrtt Rock, Ark., August IS, 1804 The Capture of the Steamer Rob Roy? Unit the Trade with the Rebels u Carried On?Serious Accusations Against Officers of United Slant Ounboats? Capture of the Steamer J. C. 1/flier by tlurillas. Ac Tbo Rob Roy, on the Washita river, has been selred by the rebels fifty miles below llonroo, La She was loadod with cotton and going to deliver It on the banks of Red river, where a Union boat would sooa have (ouud it, and where two thousand balea have heretofore been fouod by certain naval olUcora.not many weeks since, by an arrangement with two rebel contractors with JeT Davis' government, who reside at Camden, Ark. The rebel government give them four pounda of cot ton for three pounds of bacon. The bacon comes, from New Orleans, Memphis and St. Limit, and Is always delivered when tbo cotton la reshaped, on the Mississippi or near the mouth of Red river. . . Cotton lias been carted for near a year past from Camden to lake Villain, Chlco county, Ark., and there exchanged lor groceries with the agent of the rebel army, Mr Chichester, who stays there most of the lime to oon duct the ? exchange.llo is also the mail c nliaotor, an t there rebel letter* are eeut to be forwarded to Rich mond and all tbe east side of the Mississippi. In the exchange" trade Yankees are parlnera, who furnish th<> bacon, Ac In capturing tba Rob Roy the rebel oCloer made a mis U>ke, not being In the r ag On being Informed the pri soners he took, and U ,d started under guard lor l'exus, were overtaken forty mil-* on the way by an express and let loose If Necreury Welles will take tbe tro hie to Investigate bow aotne or the Misalaaippi guubnata em ploy much of their lime be wul learn now easily riches are obtained by *'>me officer#. Tbe steamer J. C Miller, carrying government freight between this post and the post at I'lne Bluffs, has been caplurod and burnt by iwanty-flve guerillas People this way tbtok that after several time* firing on bo its be tween these two posts, and good road* on the banks of the river, that the commandants should have foresight and enorgr enough tu aond cavalry on tho banks <or pro lection but, as the weather la hoi, and hundreds of cavalry ara engaged In various amusements to kill time, it would ho too much trouble Theatrical. NfRI.O'* OAKDR* Matilda Heron closed her engagement of six nights at Niblo's on Saturday night, with a farewell benefit She sppeared lo her great character of Camille. The house was handsomely filled, and the audionee were enibu eiastic in their applause. At tbe close of the perform toce Miss Heron waa called before tbe curtain, and delivered the following address ? I.line* sen <1 arrets???It would be truly ungrateful If I failed to return you ass heartfelt thanks for tbe un expected and really extraordinary lavor, 1 mtk'bt almost ?av ontbuaianrn, with wblob nay ream warmer in New York haa neen greeted. I bad some reaeoa to apprehend that tbe repetition for the ooe thousandth Dure of my familiar role uf Camilla would be received with tndlflfer ence, and, perhaps fall to draw a house, hut. to m* own astonishment and the gratifiratlou of mr worthy mans ger, my recaption bn been more brilliant tbvn ever be fore. I may surely ' lay the Pattering uuotion to uiy soul" that either I am a favorite in New York, er that Camille has a rnagnatinm nntblng i an exbsukt lie ihat i as II may, I am happy and uroud at playing uelore nurb andiencea a* have crammed thin beautiful lUoaCe during mv engagement Thanking you, thee for the honor, and my fellow artistes for their zealous support, I bid yo., ?* Camilla, respectfully aud gratefully lareweil HILMI. Tbo opening night of tbe Rails .Mabollque, on RroaJwiy Id which the wonder-working Heller preeldes, le an nonnced lor Thursday oett, lih lost His bill promises something more beautiful than diabolical, In lb# way ef Alpioe scenery. m >'iniaina aaredes flowers, eed Rwlas collages, of course, making ,.p the scenic oberm Kvery thing extraordinary In tbe way of magical delusion, in which lleilei is so famous, wii he presented, including tbe " Anth">p'f lossl,'* for tbo meaning of wb cb euphonious leim we refer the reader to (b#r;reek lexlnon Mr He! ler also announces two pianoforte mdos, tu wtnoh be will, no doubt, do full Justice, for hia fl geru are as nlmnle ca thai Issirunreot a* le Iks marvellous uta.ilpof uhhis of lbs black art The navy. Rrart o* O?o*ii'--ie '.owa?Tha (lolled Hteloa gun boat state of Georgia arrived here yesterday ffom the Wilmington blookade Sbe bee been ordered North for rtpaire. Tbe following Is a Hat et bar officers ? Commander Somervlllo Nicholson Lieutenant and Brecutiw f 'Jteat-George A White Acting Rosier- Benjamla Wblimore. Assistant Paymaster ? W, H Anderson. Acting Assistant swrgeen? Rlobaid H Green Rnainarrs?Chief, John Bloomsberg; Anting Rerand Aaalelante, Wm. A. Andreas and A. N.Qtlmore, AeUog Third AmtiUnte, chares T. Rainier, John A. Patterson, Wm Madden and f. R Shoemaker. Acting BnRgna-Vtm abulia,flamnei Orl?n aid Robert Dlnamorm A (ting Ounnsr- Thomas Grail. Aotsng Roam's Sf<Me-.L. X. rapnsU, rtfaPhfafaNfaM? THE NAVAL RECRUITS. Tt< R??ilTlaf Ihlpi ??nfc CMtUaa S?S Vormwnl?How Naval RttralM ?n Tr??i*A-HlfkhM?*4 R?kb*rlw Fra?<? mm* Fren mm* faul I'JI ml rhiaioltiia-Th* >**?! frier fank Ikape-A R?f?" lkee?#a Iaenedtalalr. ?**'?? But eery :e* of oar riti/eu] are aware that since the I act call of ike TrwtdeiU lor lro?>pe and the prospect of ? draft thouaaids of the young tneo of ilta North have enlisted 10 itaa oavy. until tba tuoa has nearly arrived wfetfo no uiora u.?val recruit* will b? accepted. AH that are auuated m ths city, Brooklyn aud Jersey City are aent, after esatuluatlou, to lha receiving s^'P ^o't*1 Carolina?an old seventy-four guu ship, which has laid mud Hound off tlia Navy Yard for orar a dozau yearn This vessel, in oldon time, war mauoed by about sight buudrad men and oitlcers. woo than had barely room oi.o gh olloittd to them to make Ufa lolaruh e uol to say pleasant At th* pro?e?t ti.uo, in these days of humanity and civiil/.utiou, the space lormerly allotted to a gut hundred tnoo is n?w devoted to hold.ng froin two to three thousand, and sometimes even a greater number. R>ro this th* only cause ol complaint we might. with so mo degree of forbaaranca, keep our peace; but when we add to this inhuman practice ol huddling men together like so nasi y sheep the horrors of cnuiiueiuent, subjected to the presence of vertnin, poorly eookod food, no place to sleep, save a dirty leek, bedaubed with tobacco tuice. decaylog fruit, and even tilth, then it behooves us to apeak of it aud condemn it in unmeasured terms. To those things must be added robbery, an ladling, fraud, and acta which may be classed among murder, and which, if uol checked soon, will cause a most disgraceful exposure. It the recruit Is not defrauded of his advance and bounty money belore he units the different rondeavous or get* on board the receiving ship be may consider himself very fortunate The following loiter from live respectable young men who desire to oulist in the navy | will give some idea of the dilflou! ties J encountered ia attempting to enllat without the aid of the thousand and forty thieves who lurk around the shipping oihcee, the | recuiviug ships aud the Navy Yard gate ? TO THIS BDITOR OK TIIB HK'tAt-Tl. Will vou please Inform as how sn honest mso can voinntoer In the United States navy* we have applied at every place designated as a naval rendezvous iu New York, and Brooklyn, ai d llud It impossible to get into the navy without undergoing a thorough course 01 fleecing i Irom broken, uavv olllcers, runners and land stiarks ' perhaps th* old ladv at the head of the Navy Depart ment can suggeat ? remedy if awake) j n x I). K- , j. m. a?, L It , w it?. J. H K These youog men were not eble to got user an olfico to do ihtdr own shlppieg, the thieving hounds who stand urouud the doors, crowd the stairs, All toe oiUce* and even dare to diotate to the officers in charge, would not let 'beat, because If tbey did they would lose a portion of their plunder Now let us see how the recruit fares after he has suc ceeded iu getting ou board the roceivmg ship ? TO TUB KDITOB OK TUB HHKALD. Kkotuviko Sun* Vbksokt,) BitooKr.rN Navf Yakd, August 28, 118J. f Sim?: wish to call tbe attention ot the public and the officers of this ship to the manner in which the men on board of this vessel are defrauded, and tbe various Myle6 ot evil tolerated here. The recruit cornea on board and sometimes remains for a week before begets Into a moss where he oan have his regular meals, aud when he Hues to the master at arms to have a mess set oil to him he is charged five dollars for the favor-as he terma It? which is no more than his duty. We are charged live dollars lor having our mouey taken care of lor one night, and twenty dollars have been taken for doing the same thing, and when the recruit says a word for himself ne is driven away and threatened to he ' Sharks are allowed to come on board wtth pockets full of composition watches, which they soli for from seventy to one hundred and fifty dollars These sharks throng the ship dally, while laibers and mothers had it almost impossible to get on board 10 seo ibeir eons. Sutlers ars allowed on board with their good for no thing trash, which they charge four hundred per cent profit ou '.he rations are uot hall enough, and the men are compelled to buy of these meo so thai tbey c?n get enough to oat. The coflee served out hero has no taste of coffee it is more like dish water. We are afraid to go and complain to the officers, a? we fear they are con. nested with these partiee.and that we will be punished ff we make a oomplalnt. It Is time that a slop should bs put to tbeso outrages, wbiob are getting worse every day. It Is earnestly hoped that this epistle may be the means of having tbe proper officers look to the matter aud bring about a reform, which is esrnesiiy looked for by your bumble servant aud all others on board, eicepl tboeo who are engaged in those outrages. Yours, truly, B. r? Now, then, let us heir what some recruits say in rela tion to the North Catoliupersona we know to bs relia ble iu tneir staien ems ?first, they couflrm the above letter*, and state, as did the oflloer of the desk, in the presence of the writer, that s. aroely an hour paasos, day or night, but some robbery is committed on hoard tbe Nortb Carolina, lite prison Is full of thieves now. These villains use chloroform in their pillaging, aud tome seven or eight persons who have bad it administered to them are now lying at tbe point of death, having inhaled such large quantities. One mso was robbed of a vain able ring while under its Influence The ring not oom log off easily, tbey cut bis floger off. Another poor follow concealed some si* hundred dollars about a private part of bis person,and while under the influence of other tbey nearly severed bis testlclss in cutting off tlia money He will probably not recover from tbe ellbcte Boots are ripped open, pockets cut out by these cut tbroata, anybody and everybody !? robbgd, and it will not be long beforo we sball bear of downright murders being committed on board of this ship. Things are m a terrible stale of confusion, the officers are powerless fraud stalks abroad w ibout fear, and robbery Is carr ed on without romorse, or scarcely a rsbuke. The public would scarcely behove all ws cuiid tell about tbe lot qultles of this rooders Sodom and tlomorrsh. Save tbe Ore, hell itaelf could he no worse, and he who visits the Nortb Carolina comes away a wiser aud a sedder man The gun deck is filthy and dirty W# saw a lighted can die sitting In ths centre of a huckster's stand, the! ighl be log uncovered?a gross violation or the rules of a man of. war, and when wo saw such a breach of Ibe imperative orders whlob sre laid down for the use of th# navy ws could believe almost anything that might be said of tbe merale of the vossel Where was ths master's mats of lbs gun dock* We suppose thai h? thought the deck was ho wot with watermelon water and se?ds, poaoh parings and a filthy compound sold as milk that there was do dangnr of Ore We saw no suoh dtsorgamxstion and heard of no such diabolical couduct when Commander Richard W. Meads was it, ensure of that sh,p Cun not the department order him back here' ( apt i.iilis? an officer who has never been idle sin- a th* tlrsi gnu was f! ed at Sumter, and li -s broken down under the arduous service be na* t een t ailed upon to perform during the is in command of the ship oow.hovng just re ported (or duty in her It was unkind and unjust of the department to send bun U'ts He should be under tbe care of a ca eful nurse, ?<> that he might recover hi* health and he epsred to us for fnlur* i?e'o!ne*a It t?ed? a stronx, healthy and untiring officer here, who would bang shout forty of the th'evea <>n board and shoot a hundred of tnoss who hang about th* ship Pol lea latelllfenre. Ansasrao o? a Chaikis or Utoabv ? A man about flfif years of ngs, namatt Robert Stack, living on the c'roer ol Greenwich and ler >y streets, was yesterday arrested, ohtrged with baviug one wife too many. frrm lbs i#? tlnmny elicited it spt*?red that on the Sth lay of May last Stack was marred tn Mary Conbarry by tbe Rev father MoSweeny, of Hi Patrick'* 1 ?th- Irsl ?nd that >o tbe 171b of July following while hit llril wife was yet living, he waa united in msrrtags to M M?ry I'rainor the Itev father Nahf 'ga of Hrc->klyn. performing tha ceremony Both marriage* wcr* lu'y .-eg'.slered on the respective church books *ad certified to by tn? dlici itutg cl erg virion, be- idss wdiiu ?*v?r*i tana- n-. witnoeae both msfrlsfoe and spiwared in court to pvtify agsiest the prl*"U*r After llto conclusion of the examination belure ,>uailc* t-edwdh the magistrate nim ited dtaok to prison for trial, ia default or fk,"ibO <>? accused pleaded guilty to thn charge preferred igainut nim Ronsen Waits Am ssi is tH* r>Tc*rt*? At a late hour in) (Saturday oirht Mr letm l?c, of 110 Wiaabetb street, was esieap on siteopnearhiSiMidei.ee. ?b*o two ui*s advanced and Stole * gold watch ?nd chain valued ?t g'fgb, ir iwt hi* veet pocaet Mr l a' was Arouse I f leeling a baud io his pocket, wnen ho saw'hs thieves ? larding In lr- nl ? ' hmi U'*v uiu..enl y r?,. .w*v bol "ubrequentlv officer Mulvlh. i >r the I- .. .rteeoto pr*. ou arret,ted ?sc M?tll ew Mann.eg, wh on U*e rharx.-s wito bnlag one of the meu wh* r .bbed unn TB?accusol was taken before Justice Hogan and cemointed the rnmbTrw trial, ID default of ban. tlmming * ?ighi*en year* of eg*, si"1 ""h1 81 1<4 1 * pr^? sr * accomplice suctee'le'l m ai*< ng n saetape The ?tolsn property *?" sol recarered saaiona Akkszt is a lns,*e Ssiems- r-x Ma* Rao T rWAsimn ?Twt co'ered men, earned 'litres ftiffisrt And William Owens, wars arrested bv >mce.'? RsiRy and Clark of -ae Nersntemith pswciact, ehorged w,th ?e-?au,s Ing Thomaa and Patrick Mot'affray brothars Hoppers mat the men got into on altersattan is the haSway of a d!nlna ealocn, eemor ef Heventh at.w.-t and Ha' p'a. a, durina which Patriua McCaffley wae stabbed In leur dir larent Piaeos about the face and arms by a knUs alleged to have beea In the hoods of fhsyiee Ollhsrt Ills fur .(urged that Thomas MctVoey waa esveraly bitten hVrtwens Justice Mansfte'd ootnmltted Gllbart tn prtsoa (tor trial, la defnalt ei M.000 h-aU. Ownne waa also looked op or th# oaaftetrate. *? Viwtr a ohargi ef aaannR SHEBIDAN. V OfElATIOK OF ??? MUM. is k9? u rr.acu C. dw"* NaTsiMiruU. *?-? *??"?* ??1W4- f UHMaL !<??'??""*?'"*? oc th. morning of the s?h i?91"11 4' a,r*' Marr,M ? division tu ordered to make ? rsnonaoissano. toward. Smithfinld, some seven or sla'ht111 !o9 from 1 *rj"' d* Up to this date Genera! Caster hud becu lying mi ? brigade St Antietam ford, Md The division started on the expedition at seven A M-, Colonel GiDS#, wilt the reserve brigade, taking Ue advance, wb;i? De?eumiA. with bin brigade, brought up the rear, until Joined hf t.ouaral Custer, who bae rua;cbod fr. m bis p-R'U * u? tbs other aide of the Potomac at daybreak NoiMugel importance occurred until we urrlred within uIkuiI e mile ol l.eelown, at which point the command wag butt d aud massed, as General Merrttt had cogaut redone fee auprsiug the enemy to he o?ar ue Accordingly toe oacoud I'hi ted dtatea, under Lieutenant ttar nsen was ordeed to more torwarU and recon uoltre the town, while the Fourth Now Yor* wan sent by Colonel I>e Cesnola across the country to wards Summit Point to mttt a tecenuimsance iu that ' tn* nsnsr nckkta Mir Attn d*iv*m ? Only a short time had elapgrd wbea the 8coou 1 'Jolted ftule. sent buck a report that the em-my's P'r.keU had been met, and General Merrill immediately ordered Colonel Gtbbi to send another rcg:m?ui to thel- uanlae anca Accordingly the Sitth Penngylv mm aider Major Starr was sent out. sharp nkiriui?hiag had anoady com monoid "nTat the end of twenty to hour the reserve brigade was ordered to mows upto i eetowu and take part in the melee, leaving Ho (esii ilas S, to await the .gene of the recono 'Usance on tb. Siuithlield and Summit Point road Shortly alter wants the Kourth Now York reported that do robei tue neighborhood ol bmlthlteld, aud GeonrM McrrlU ordered the roglmeut to be rooailud and rejoin the brigieto at l-eetowu. THS KIOOT I* THF TOW*. M sail while the akiiroi-Ulog eonliouod in the to? n,?s enemy having takeu possession ol ihe Iroeg, hie &et*|w, Ac was pouring a destructive fl'-e upon a*. The first I oitod States was ordered to charge through the tow* auu oust the rebel riilemcu from then icaltton 'ere ral galiuiit charges were made and the reby were at a t driven from me town. aUliou.h it must ne gaid for their credit that they struggled for the village deai oralWy anil male several charge* upon I be 1'irst United States and portions of tbe f rit New York dra goons and sixth Pennsylvania cavalry, in all of wham ihey were ropulscd with loss. TUS OUAttUS?U*UT??ANT UOTKR. V'.MT RgObt-AII CAV VIAT, KII.L80. In one Of the ebarges inauo through 'he town I-ienl I S Hoyer of the First United states, was killed at the head ?l tits squadron. Colouei lie Cesnola, who witneuand the charge, says he hag hut rurely se?n an officer oonducA htmeeil with guch gallantry. Lieut. ??yer waa the nephew of H >o. bimon Cameron l l *w . : ,?.e^5r utlictent officer and ijuite young,and b a dtaih is deeply regretted hv the entire commauil lie entered the army during March, 1862,mid was a graduate of West I otut 1I11C KKI'BI.H FOSl BU BACK. After ousttog the enemy from the town he was graun ally forced bark by Gibbn' brigade some distance l>eron< and Cesnola's brigade moved upaud H.rmed uiK.iMbe h^h bills, a little oeyond the village, on the left ol the I > support the reserve brigade tbat was very holly eo gaged. Ktnally the rebels fell back and showed nw further signs of contesting the way save when oar ad vance pressed their rear guard t o closely. AT SMITUtdKC'l the enemy seemed inclined to dispute the way oawa more ills skirmishers, being cuooeuied in the henrssu, were raking the streeU with their bullets, so i?1?? Merrtit sent word to He Cesnola to dislodge them. Un Cesuola immediately threw forward a strong lih.jl mounted skirmishers to surrouud the town while he M vanced leisurely with his brigade. When the Bec?M brigade ^Oe Cosnola si entered tho town a> uharp iftro w* opened upon it from almost every houto aud ^rMt w uer. and a suundron of the lourth New York waa orderu* to charge through it and clear the 9tre*,9h lilTS our skirmishers hud almost surrounded the place, sn4 to avoid capture the robels had to leave m haste. He Cesnola roltowsd them up smartly, and p.antoM his batier.ee on the outskirts of the town, ? section being to the road and ? section IM tbe fluids to the left, in postitons that oo? manded the surrounding country for some lbs rebels were hlrsady irotraatlog in "'JJ* haste for grace or dignity, but whan L>?ul9D*?' ^ * opeued u[>on them with his battery thsy broke "Cf** the opes country in the utmost oonlusion Its play Ing e* aatooishiug depth of bottom and souudn.es of wtnC Thev were followed up tor about two miles, and? " wa? getting late and no rebels could be touod, orders wera received from General Merrttt to eucamp tor tbe night. Custer, wta. bad joined us during the day. enoamped ?? the right, the reserve brigade in the oeatre, while ue Cesnola formed on the left of the Winchester sod Berry vtile pike otnrrwm's omaATtos , On the moroing of the ?.h General Ouster was orderad to proceed across the opequan aod stir ap fhe enedsy. and reconnoitre the country towards Hunker HHlaafat as practicable He had hardly crossed Ihe Opequa?. however, when he became botiy engaged with the enemy Between teu and eleven o'clock A. M. the bring chiiio closer showing plelnly that faster was hardly pressed and was falling back, and the almost OOntimjoen r tar ol hi. cunnon pisiuly told us that he was straining sverv nerve to de:end hiraaalf . . ... Kor soma ttm# previously heavy clouds of duat had been seen to nae on the WincUesiar pike an,! it new orovad to b# ? coin odd of tntDntrjr. Custor bold UMI enemy "nt.l on. o clock P M hgbt.ng witn hm ?iniAl detorintDDlitiD, tbe odd* were % natly agAiMA bim aud be was obliged, tbougn reluctantly, to recri'9* theHpeptsu, Where bo met the balaoceof.tb*d'Y^;^ moving up to bis sspport. At rtmithfle.d twister s jr w J formed on tbe trout and right of tb* towo wbd. Gibbs brigade was ulso deployed in front to sn d*'1 h'? suS notice was instantly vent to He ' esuols to bring his brigade to the town and support Custer sud ?.l jOs. oopxiki l>? ? assoLA's CO ocb?at;?s. Although l>e Cesnola obeyed the order with the great esa alacrity, be had not a moment to spare, for tie came uy just as tho enemy was making ? furious oos augbt upo? our line He instantly dismounted the Ninth N?w York aud Seventeenth 1'eausylvania rogunetits aa l sent tneea to the assistance of the reserve brigade, which ww furiously beset by the enemy. The two tionad wont ;n with a cheer and pulsed the enemy Io the engagement Oaptuin Ilea lev of the Ninth New York, was dangerously wounded m the meant.me coin net He Cosnoia sent n section of Taylor's battery, under iueutenant M. Gilvury, to the front to punish tne enemy advanced nis pieces out upon tbe centre of the skmmish liue and commenced raking the enemy with grape and canister Hi* battery was so close and h.? range so good, chat he soon swept the enemy from ? esuola s I root, leav ing them to fall upon U!bb< and Custer with greater vio lence than ever Assailed by such numbers, the dlvlstod at last was ordered to fall back tnrough the town, and rn fo.med mat bcy-nd. As Lieu tenant Cuyler was one of hts caissons was hlowo up by n r?be' Al most every boos-in ismitbfleKI soon beo??9 ? '?? the rebel riflemen even tbe belfry of th* ** occupied by the enemy's snarpshootors At this peint Lientensnt Cuyler lost two men in hts section by n rebel *h*" nm ti??nr soon brought hi* batteries to bear ujwn us, and the nnr for a while was tilled with shells and solid shut, and we were obliged to (all b.ck about two Riled lotto* ground, wners tbe division was lornsad and^^onr DlAced to position, and tho eoo.tjt htirt In ueUl Gotieral Rlcsett a division of tbe Sixth army corps oamd np to our support, which was much ncsdsd, as we were DcAViiT i.kni sais nstAiir asd ?k KVrrs Wis tuxi nat. Osnersi Merrdt was on tho flsld and directed tue oph# ration of the division in person. His calmness, sveo nl?? most critical moments, inspired the command wttn taw utmost coofldfcDC#. Ueosral Zticketu formed ble livletoe in tho ;>osltlon that had been held by th# ?"* Merrill prepared to advance again u>.onol i.ibbs on th# right ol the infantry iln* and CeSJoUonlhe ie t, and the tide of battle was s k? turned rue rd?o#y perceiving that wr had be-n re enmrred, bogan to give grooufl, aid 'inally started in full fle d we followed thorn uo " 'ar ?" to k possession of ikuiinflo.d, who:# we isma ned until ,,">rn,", (Win on om? *'? rnsM o- mvhM bad stf'i ed on tne JOth .nstsoi. yet h# scrupledI to Inavw the commend In tbe midst o* an active campaign, ?"P* cially after lb# gallant Kevin had n.-en disah ed and en tr iSie l the Second nngadn in hi# bands and i.enernl Merrill bid made n writien re.piest for h" to retain command of lb. brigadeb ae th. t'oionel has remaimd. flghtiog a'?"91 ~7aTaivai when hn no longer be Id aviriua'commaiid orre< e?ed I i>?c miarv remuoeraiion for bis nnrvicen DeUenoolnto i about to leave tbve command tor New A ort ? iP* I lion of his regiment whose termi of ! rVrihi r.r'vSU TtLTg^^ who0^ ITto-nly one ^'.SdyTSoSis^n hut on. of nature'., who haiso oohor leudered hi* sword to our country ta b!T hour of ?^.(W ctl !D awp wnrninn on the 11'h the Kirat division was ordnrei to Barry TJZb pin. ? -I jom-d tbs Third division shd wit .to camp, -here they remain at the yree^iki Imsr im'l MsualHes we have to rycor* ?t * 4>%sktti fif Lintonaat ' h.ir.e# P Alfn*"^f ill/# I !?., New York ilrigi>"0?. Uaptsio Wlieelvr llvkos, AM ,'?0..^ l.ieutennnt .lames I- ?rittenden and Lifw t. oaut Boyer, woundsd, all Ol the name reglmnnt. -* KulCn, Bu'gaih in Chief. killed ? *? tlnrni Msmit m the engag-m-m near ???tha#id nr. Thsodnrt C WHswn'a Deep*tr/i?. Hs?o?r*?rstM. Avw ii 'I HuMUM HtiA? Snpk 3-I8W* J f ay.tnv ??? " ?? VAI.lt* W. were Sitncked at Shout half pant mn Vciock tbta forenoon ay 9 of cavalry Acliag on tne dsf?tstv. tar . short Haw. the snumY D9d dsvsl-H'* b-.fr^ftT,, tb.oTenstvn .a. taken bf eur Side and the enemy d1 flv. mllea tewsrda Wmohestnr at n very rnp.d rV * This din.ioM sowed Ita thm ough dmcipime tw the splendid tdvaoen ' ,. made and the raaoonavrmc ' rhinh it eiectited. Itll artillery barely e*-ap->d c*aiurf, iitrowgh Ihe SrtJlSitar?^ lntarpo.lt. mefr.lTterwk by which stream nur ohargsn war# she. ked ' or the lime being "ST, short timdit wis n deeper *u itrugg . Our isnM 'he wouttlied an Me jor & Foley, ^oorieeht^ fuw^sefy'sy.swiwtokhsnisg