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THE NEW YORK HERALD
WHOLE NO. 10,239. NEW YORK, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 186T. PRICE FOUR CENTS. THE PRESIXTC2ICY. Tender of the Nomination to General McCl&llan. flefieral McCJHIan's Letter Accepting the Dv ciocratic Nunlcition. Hia Interpretation cf tLe Chi cago Platform. No Peace Without a?i Uis&l Union, &C.# ?&J.. &*. liottor of Hi.) Committee ts Orncril McCleilun. Ni;w York, Sept. 8,18t?4. Major Geners] C>. jaih b MoCukxan Stu- rne uml.i>d were appointed a committee by National Derm.critic Couveutlon, which met at 'bicfgo on tho tbe 29 h of August, to advise you of 7 ur unanimous nnnnuatiou by that body ah thociodl Afc.e ol the lerui craMc party for Froslduut of tho Dulled ?t??vp, aud also to prceut to you a copy of tbc pro #e?Jiiii;,r and resolutions ol t/.e Convention. f.l it g: /t:H us great ple.usuro to perform t'lln duty, and to act u the reproneatfti lvea of ibat Coovoniioa, etroso deliber ?t<? as ere win .-sod by a vast assemblage of citizens, * to ?! tided c.ud watched its proceedings with tuiei.se alter, st. Do assured tiiat ti.o c for wiiom we spe.<K *0.0 auimaied wltb tuo must earnest, devoted and p. *y. rful desiro lor the salvation of the American Dniun fcid ihe preservation of tho coustitution ol the United States, and that tiro accomplishment of these objects was ILe guldh g aDd Impelling motive In every mind. Ann * e may be permitted to add that their purpose to ?UMitain that Union is nvtnifes'od in their selection as their candidate of one whore life his been devoted to ils Sauso, wbilo It I* their earnest hepe and confluent belief Chat your election will restore to our country union, peace and constitutional liborty. *? ha^e tho honor to be, your obedient servants, EOHATIO SEYMOUR, Chairman. JOHN BIGLER, of California. ALFRED P. EDGERTON, of Indiana. ISAAC LAWRENCE, of Rhode Island. JOHN MERRITT, of Delaware. JOHN CaIN, of Vermont. HUGH MoCURDY, of Michigan. JOSEPH E. SMITH, of Maloe. GLOKGE H. CARMAN, of Maryland BENJAMIN STARK, of Oregon. JOHN M. DOUGLAS, of llltuoto. CHARLES NEGUS, or Iowa. JtMN D. STILES, of Pennsylvania. WILSON 8IJANN0N, of Kansas. J. 0. AbBOTL, of IfasMohuaotM. 0. H. KERRY, of Minnesota. James guthrik, or Kentucky. CHARLES A. WlCKLIFiE. of Kentucky a O. W. HARRTNGTON, or New Hampshire. GEO. W. MORGAN, of bhlo. ALFRED K. BURR, of Connecticut. THEODORE RUNYON, of New Jersey. WALTER F. BI RCH, of Missouri. JOHN A. GRIMM, Ja., of New York. W. 1. GALLOWAY, of Wisconsin, Orajwix, N. J,, Sept. 8, J894. mm?I have the honor to soknowledge the re* ?topt ef your letter, Informing me of -my Domioetion by the Democratic National Convention, recently assembled M Cbieag i, se their candidate at the nest election for fraaident of the United States. It ts unnecessary for me to eay to you that this nomi nation comae to me unsought. t am happy to know that when the nomination was ?nde the record of my public life was kept In view. Che effect of long and varied service la the army, Moving war and peace, has been to strengthen and make tadallble In my tniud and heart the love and reverence tor the Union, constitution, laws and flag of our oounlry (?pressed upon me In early youth. These feelings have to us far guided the coarse of my ?fe, and must continue to do eo to Its end. The existence of more than one government over the region wbloh once owned our flag is Incompatible with tAo poaco, the power and the happ.nesa of ibe people. lh? preservation of oar Union was the sole avoeod ob fact for which the war was coin in mcit it should have been conducted for lb it ob cut only, and In atcorlaooo With those principles which I took occasion to declare when In aottvo service. Thus conducted, tue work of reconstruction would have keen easy, and wo mlgb*. have reaped tho beavilif of oar Beany victories on land and sea The Union was originally for mod by tbe exercise of e spirit of conciliation and compromise. To restore and preserve It, the same spirit must prevail In our uouueus and In tho hearts of tbc people. H?e re-estahlisliment of tbe Union In ell Its Integrity ?a, and must continue to be, tbe Indispensable oonditlcu to any settiouvnt. So soon as it is cloar, or even >?roba fete, that our present adversaries are roady for poaoe upon too basis of tbe Union, we should ei baust ail the resouroee of statoamaceblp practised by tovtUzcd nations, end tsngbt by the traditions of tbe Arwerioan people, oouidaient with tbe nonor and interests to tbe ronMrv, to secure such peace, re-eetabliah tbe | Union and guarantee for the future the constitutional rights if every Sutc. Iho Union Is tho one condition of pesos- we ask no more. Let aie add, what I doubt not was, although nnex pceea. fl, pie sentiment of tho Convention, ss It is of tbe pecpie they represent, thai when any one State is willing te return to tbu Uolon It should be received at once, with ? fail guarantee of all Its constitutional rights. ff a Dank, earnest and persistent effort to obtain those eb>jtj should fvll, the responsibility for ulterior coase gweooer will f II upon those who remain In arms agaiusl the Union. Bui tbe Union must be preserved at all feasants. I eould not look I- the face of my gallant eomrades of ths army and navy, who have survived so many bloody hat ties, and tell them ibat their labors and the sacriflcea o( as many of our slain and wooQded bretbron bad been In ?win; that wo had abandoned (hat Union (or which we have so often perilled our lives. A vast major'ty of our people, whether in tbe army and asvy or at bums, would, as I would, ball wltb unbounded Joy Ifco permanent restoration of peace, on tbe basis of thetoloaand tbe constitution, without tbe effusion of another drop or blood. But no peace can be permauent without Union. Ac to the other snblect* presented In the resolutions of the s> nvontlco, I need only eay that I should seek In the ecMiliuilon of ibe United States, and tbe laws framed In accordance therewith, tbe rale of my duty mid tbe INn.tstloni of executive power; endeavor to restore enonomy In public expenditure, re-establish the supre macy of lew,and by tno operation of a more vigorous na ?eeollty resume our commanding poultlou among tbe ?Mhos of tbe earth. the condition of our finances, tbe depreciation of tbe pnpev money, end the burdens thereby Imposed on labor ??pHel, show the necessity of a return to a sound ?henetal system, while the righto of oltlsoos, and the Mflhto ofStotee, and the binding authority of tow over rvaaident, army end people, ere subjects of not ton vital feaportaaee in war than in pence. Believing that tbe views here expressed are those of Mm OonvesUon, and the people yon represent, I accept the Manias lion. I e^iisn UM wstgtit of tbe responsibility to be borne should the people ratify -your choice. Conscious of my own weakness, I can only seek for vently the guidance of Ibe Ruler of tbe Universe, and, ?Iflylof on Hto ell powerful tod, do my best to rwlore mm and paaee to a snffertog people, and to eetatotab had goard their liberties and righto. I dm, gMtlswM, very iMpootftoly, your obedient ser GEO. B. MoOUELLAN. k Mm. Monarjo Bsraova and others,"??H'ri. Tha MoClelUiiites En lUsz* in Union Square. The Democracy on (lt? Platform?Tbe War for the I'niou at AH ?ost The Peare-oa lay-Terms Party Dcltaaet General Crant to be SustaLied-E&|tlu bIod of a Calcium Light? Fatal Results, M?i til*. fcd. Union square wag lo a i*rfect blaze of light last even ing ou the occasion of the grand McUlollao ratitlcation rueetiug so extensively advertised daring tho r?*t week. The democratic coinaiiUuue having the matter In charge aiwred ueltber | aius nor trouble tu mukiug tho deiuou atr&tion an uiipoBing oue. The irrepressible Marshal Kyniters vrss hlmeolt' on hind, and, with a long n|?fcli la his coat pocket, punted lor an opportunity to iuiruct Ibe pobllc. Otbor dignitaries graced the elands, of which Uioie wore uiauy??ouio of thorn eloquent, aoine if them not?the orators, not the stand". At I he prup-or time the cannon in tbo park and ad)omlng place began lo belch forth its "tones of strengthcalcium lights dared out their dazzling bi illiancy. (laps sad banners fluttered, and a thousand Chltieac and colored diatoms added their I bla.etotbe general llluinir.ii'iou and enthusiasm. Iho hotels in the viciulty were all crowded with gueaU and olliOr more ordinary poople, who thonged tbo doors aud windows, anxious to see ? hat was the row lu the great square. The park itself was radiant with light, sod the occasional dashing of artillery from tbo middle of the street added greatly to the brllltaucy of Hie scene. STAND NO. ONE. Spetches of Oovnraofg Seymour, YVluk HfTr, Wi'IKr snd Othert. The nrincipal Bland was located near tho Statuo of Washington and was the gHat centre of attraction, aa from It the leading speakers wore to address toe crowd Mr. Luke Cozans called the assomhljge to order, and lu the course of his rcruarkr s?id that the contest up<n which they had outeicii w as one upon wbicu depended not only the woifa.e of the nation and humanity, but tbo existeuco of those great principles which underlie frco Institutions and tue xeif government o uao. A Votes IN THE Crowp?ovt I,at dot VoU.ol'.an say''" Mr Cozan3 responded us lollows:?MoCicllan accepts the nomination?(great cho ring)?focLug that wheu the nuti n's lire 13 in danger no ouo mm Eli'ind place hira self Eg" Inst it. ( Rouewod applause and oboers forMc Ciellan.) Mr. luring Andrews was nppolnted President and tha usual number of Vice Presidents ?ud Secretaries were nominated. arter which Cclouel Sciences W. Cone offered a series of resolutions, whtcb weie unanimously adopted, Belting forth that the prcsorvstlen of the Union uod the cccstltutioo are tho fundamental principles of the democratic fsi'b; that pence would have long since oacn attained In our country were It not for the unconstitutional acts of tbo President; that the war "hould hove u. ether object than the lesto. ration of tbo UdIoo, and that iho nomination of George ?. McUellan by the gieetest and most patriotic Convention which has met In the New World since that wbiob formed the federal lonstlUill'in. was but a just response to the popular will, the peopie having already choseu him as tboir standard beuror upon the strsngth of his character and record, and that on his election hang oar last hopes of success tn the present war; security and national reintegration lo an bocor abie peace; the restoration ?ot lbs rights ot the citizen, and the perpetuation not only of the form, but of iDe spirit, of repcbilean government throughout the land, soldier. staiosman, patriot and Christian, he elands so high, so great in all ho has said or done since his entrance Into pnblic hie tbat the people have seen In hlra the hero man demanded by ibem as their loader lo the freak* t or sis of their country, and will place Dim la the Presi dential chair In spite of all that force or fraud can con trive against htm. Tbat the public services, eminent abilities, vigorous Intelioct and unblemished character of our candidate for the Vloe Pres'deucy. George B. Pendeton, are filly recognized by his selection for the second place upon the democratic ticket. Hon. Axnoaw J. Rounns, of New Jersey, was tho first speaker. He animadverted in very severe terms upon the administration and the desolation wbiob this war had made, and oieeod by exhibiting a fifty cent silver piece and u currency stamp, obeorviog tbat If McClellan was olecled tbey would have specie acurrency again Ex Governor Wxxuns, of Kentucky, next addressed the crowd, remarking that whea be was lu New York two yours ago be predicted thai his Mate woald tool the Iron bee) of oppression of tbo rulers of this nation, and now Kentucky felt It. He affirmed that their liberties, their person#! happiness and their constitution were all In danger of being destroyed by tbo band of a military despotism unparalleled in the history ot man. GecerU Mccio'l&n was nominated as tho standard bearer of the demccracy with groat unanimity. Our Oral President's name was George, and he was h good one, and now they bail two men upon the platform of the same n?ma Ho proposed cheeru for tbe "Two Georges," which were given with a will. Governor Wlcklifie alluded to Mr. Seward's late speech, styling him tbe "boss" of tbe admiuiRtr.tl >n, and remarking tbat Seward, In defining the modo in whlcn tbe administration was to cotuunt the natlan to peace oiid union, ignored the principles of his captain in this crusade ag ilust the constitution of our government. Mr. Lincoln s ultimatum to the .ebels w is L- lay down their arms, surrouuer their liberties and lodepvnde'.ce as State governments and let blm dictate h-w the States slu>!l i* governed, npd he would receive them back as new torrt t -rue but be (tb*1 speaker) mulerstood that Mr. Seward did not g" llie whole length of tbat platform. Every one was ralisflod that the present administration could not conduct the war with forth.' safety to tbe onuntry Ho epoko at considerable length upon tho necessity of ching li.g ibe jdroinlftrillion, and dwell patuotic.-.!ly upon tlio su" cringe which women and children are enduring in Kentucky ty tbe oppression of Lincoln's agts. Governor Reyu uk was then introduced and revolved with loud cnootlug. Ho spoke briefly, first alluding tg the action of the Chicago Convention, asserting that during the three years ol war little progress hud been mods by tbo government la restoring po.ee tc our die traded C'Untry, and observing that now won the tlmo for tl>* peeple lo Inqniro wny It was, alter we bad ex pended mere than two thousand millions t f d liars and two ml lions of n en, thero hid been such an utter failuro In hr nglng this war to a successful end. It was not the fault of our brave scldtors, but of tbe policy of the fioveiDimmi. A year age, be ssl<t, the authorities at Washington could hove availed themselves of victories which had attended the Union arm* In the battle of Gettysburg, the capture of Vicksheig and the opening ot the Miasiastppl, and the country wen id now bo at peace. Tbo Governor continued to charge the admin istration with lack of ability; vindicated the den.i. .alio pnrtv from the charge of disloyalty, and closed by paying a glowing tribute to the qualihcatinu > of General McUlellan. ? Governor Welle*. of Callfbrnla, also eih'rotaed the assemblage in a similar strain to the previous speakers, alter which the morning ad. our tied with cheers for toc CleiUo and 1 endieton. STAND NO. TWO. Speeches of General W, YY. MeL.au, A. Osker Hall. Col. Davis and Others. Tbo proceedings at stand Ne. 2 were Inaugurated by the appointment of General TV. W" McLean as Chairman, who was received with lord cheers. The occasion which bed brought so many of tbe citizens of New York together at n time when It wax naturally to be supposed they would prefer the comforts and rest or home, was an earoes' that tbe people were aroused and earnest la the work tbat was before them That work was one of the moat im portant tnat evor fell wttbia tbe duly of s fr-e people. The ware to dc ermine whither the prosent administration wm to go ou uiwrhi ked for another four wars or not. Ibe time bad o me when tbe people by; tboir votes should declare one of two things?whether lbs iwople's friend, George a McC.elhui. or Abe Lincoln, should ru.e the destinies of the country, (('hears for MoC.alien.} It was a great and noole won the Aiip.n an i eople bad before them, sod the ides of March next would prove to tbe world that It was for self government. (Applause.) He would oonclnde by Intro during to teem Mr A. Oakst Hall, who was greeted with prolonged appleure It w.s '.be time when the people of the city of New York should aeeemh.s and most together lo express their views ou the great topis* ?f the day. Oue of tbe nvst important political contests of tho age was up?m them, and It beboov-d all men to rtand by their colore and do ail that m them lay to stay tho tld. that was driving them into the CbarybdU that yawned before them. The procont gov.rnmaut and administration bad tended In all thstr sets to bring lb* country to It* present St.te of baotruptcy and political degradation. (Applause.) It was tbe fit ling time to bring things to h ohwe. Tbe time bad arrived when tbu people would have to act In their Indi vidual eapneltv, and change the whole policy upon whloh the republic bad been governed for the last four yenru. Hot ouly the people, but the aoble army of the Utl< n, balled tbe day tbat was to bring tbem a cbaogg. of ad ministration. (Applause and cheers fbr Little Mac.) Tbu Booth Itaulf would receive bia Domination ut nil Chgo with aeciamai ion, and a?ee(4 It as tbe dawn lug of puuou. Acre* and acres bad been fortified with tbu blond M both wwttons, nod now thu true men uf both uuetloou clamored for puacs, and tbat panes tbey would have whenever General Met lelian was e'ected to tbe Pr?sidency. (Apjiltuee.) Mlllloiis of money of tbe national treasury bad been squandered In eflbrle to carry out one of the false Ideaa <>f tbe day. The projectors, abettor* and participants, all In that work, from Mr. Lincoln down, bad failed and tbe South knew it, and whenever the South knew that General MoOellan wan onr candidal* for lbs next President, and that tha good feelings and tbe vales of the people at tbe ballot box would confirm that nomination, they (tbe people of the ?swth) Mould act apt it an the am tattoo aa. kindly act at tbe people of the Nor th, and would meet them tn ? Apirll. lArpluu.e ) I'boy h!.l formerly k^wn <>m A ho" ee i.onebt1 'Old Aoe," but that form and ? dm-tgnatioo win no longer hie, and it wua 'heir du oio?*i ttp'?too: lunujlo mndo Ibe sbip oi 8t?t? wbicbj coroii.ai.4?M f*Hr ibe laei four years ftfl much to the injury of vbe ola v#r?ft tieraeli tuna tbe whole orew wa* ?" ponding on her sa,?<ty. The President bad, 1iowever, u 1 w put himself on the country?the co;ntry had nit a ooriain charges uguinst htm, and the President waa U> <ui*?nr to thein. To tbeno charges tho peyPJj had returned truo bills, and have determined that ho ahull not bo their next President. At this Mage of the gentloman'8 remarks a calcium light apparatus, ah oh had been placed clone to tbo stand, through tome ausUko or iuudvertanco, explodoa. In an lortant tbe IramenBO crowd strove to fly, but only succeeded tn prewiring upon eweb ether with greater forco lli.tu hafore, while all the time the Exploded gae hissed, and screamed and threatened, as If u thousand shells were candling over head, and the peoplo still pressed ana rushed upon each other as if everything for dear hie an ponded upon their movement. The stand was speedily vacated, the speaker and the reporters, wiu> the police, being the only persona let upon It, ana it was m me moments before quiet and attention was ro stored. It was subsequently ascertained that the gas rotor 1 of the culclum light upparatus suddenly and with out appaieiil cause exploded, dealiug death ami ItMloliug Inlurlos In ni my persons In tno Immediate uo,ftliborhooa. Mr. IUi.l prooeeded with his remarks, ana olicilea much applause to the ocd. Colonel Uavb, of the Irs Harris cavalry, wan tho next speaker, anil drew lorlli troqucut applause in th# oourso of hi.* rt marks. . , , Iiiv.in 0. IhiiuiiN was then introduced, and a poke at length oi condemn .turn of tho administration and In ad vi.i u y of the ciaiios ot Goceral UcCluilan to tno ' lo'tas A I.KISKTT, Jr., was tho next apo-Uar and hneiiy reviewed the policy of the administration, which lie claimed had boon calculated to altenuto toe Union seniumnt or the > nth from tho oulact, tho war hud been ("iric cctod ti"l 'or the pur pole of restoring iM I olon, out to peril Uiulo the power ol Abraham l.mcnjn and h? t flowers While he was in favor of pence ou honorable terms, he certainly wits for supporting General Grant w ith .ni tue available forcos at the disposal of the govern ment appliuue), while it wan necessary to prosecute the v.ur .voCiellan'H nomination hud sent a thrill W' the heartof tho uoilre nation, and his election to the Presi dential chair would restore peace, harmony uud union to enr distracted country Vtr. Swai KiuMMKK was tho next spoaxor. Ho aa ?dri? < d the reople In a Ftrong aod forcible speech in sop port of ? .eneral McUloIInn as the next 1 resident. This closed the prooeouinge at this stand. STAND NO. THREE. api chcs of Judge Amasa J. Parktr and Tl*s?va. Dclmar and BniGh. The meet og on lhip stand having hoeu culled to order, rioo. AMASA J. Parrsr made tho Introductory speech. Ue paid that a f reat rnauy faults had boon found with the Chicago platform by tho political oppoueuts of de mocracy, but as a general thing the public were satlsflod with it. (Cheers.) Next, the administration hud failed to release thousands of Union prisoners confined by the rebels, although having tho power to do so. Tho doslro of their enemies wss to re-elect the present adinioistrn tlou. But the government will not make peaeo without Ilia abolition of slavery, und tho South will uovor mako pe.ire upon such a ground. Wo democrats ueslre ouch Gi*te to return iuto tho Union with all its rights and privileges. Why (loos the administration deeiro four yours more of power? Because it Is unwilling to surren der its great privileges. Ho w?ot on to speak of tho na tional debt, gtviug curious and somewhat novo! statistics of tho debt of Great Ilrttaio, as compared wlih ours, aud concluded a somewhat le.igtby speech by paying a hig h ctunpllmeut to working men, who have honored labor at all limes and who will stand by tae Union. Mr l'SLMAR was ibe next speaker. He spoke or the great declme or gold bs being csueed by tbe action of the administration. It had been said that General McCloll.in would rofuse Ibe'fhioago Domination; but he indignant.y dec led It. The General's oareer was not as well known lo tho r>oopio *8 it should be. HIh reputation tn It Is coutitf and In Europe shows that ho Is not tbe man to Drove recreant to the principles of the democratic party, ir Mr. Lincoln should be elected, the draft will bo en forced with terrlhlo severity, and those who fancy that they are seenre from its evil ?cuaequonccs will be sadly d,MPihis point of the speaker's remarks, the gas uppers tea which supplied a calcium light at the comer of Fourteenth street aud Untvorslty place, exploded with a ternfle noiso. Tho reporters on the spot will give all tuo P^lC&IrrrH, of Vermont, followed Mr Pelmar; he was happy to have It In his power l<> speak In luvor of General McClellsn. Some democrats soeuted to he disheartened at the rosult Of the late eleclioo in Vermont. Therei was no reason for any such despondency. T ormont, In 1882, polled only tour thousand democratic votes. last year they polio I twolvo thousand and on the election last Tuesday they polled about Alteon thousand voles, which shows conclusively that tho democracy have evory roason to fool proud of the largest democratic vote of tbo Etato. The administration accusad the democracy of Corruption whne in orfice. All the prisons may be searohod, 1 oris Lafayette and Warren, and not a dome crnt can be found imprisoned for (rand lo speaking of the cocditlou of tbe finances of tbo North, be stated that whilo the Southorn boa is wero solllog In England for something like seventy-five cenis on the dollar, wo were only reallxlnglforty cents on the dollar lor the b?n<!s issued by tho present Lincoln administration. Ho concluded amid a round of hearty cheers and was followed by General Morgan, of Ohio, who delivered a very oloqueot speech in favor of the election of General McClollsn, with whom he served In many of the early content* or tbe W Several other speeches were made and the audience dlspo. Bed at a late hour. STAND NO. FOUR. Thi? stand was situated near th? monument. Tbo Stars aud Stripes upon It were conspicuous, but tho niotlnos and otDer Insignia of the McClelian meet: ig were wanting. At eight o'clock, when about three hundrod had assembled, Mr W. Ems celled tbe mooting to order, assuring tbem thai tbey had met to nominate their old uod tried friend George II. McClelian. (Knpliiioun cheers.) lie did not iue*n to say "nominate," for '.be delegates, when at i b .ago, bad accomplished mat. (Applause.) lie Mtntrtrv, who reviewed the Pecrcttrv or Piste's recent oration at Aobnrn. and in caustic latiguago contrasted hia present position with tho sentimeuw be tboro expressed. He was followed by ,hn Mr. 1' II Aedeeson, who alluded to the action of the administration, and kept tbo sojourners around the stand aroused for a few moments He was suoceeded by Mr. J. I\ Rociebs, who loiterAtr^d tto reTnai h? made al anoiuer stand, and concluded by e.rpicsslug the hope that tho Monroe doctrtre advocated bjr the IUrau* wouid eventually bring this continent to Its < wn and uitiroalu P0^f^?mbiM,*l^r?t?Awards ad' r-r.-rt by ncreral KT'STi ."Si.'XSvZ'?ibiiTS SSS"iS? a It b%m dissevered, that tbe recmt negotiations "In," or at loaat "noar," CUada weye not js>rtentous or the results predicted. Tbo drtft bad been pi si n ned and tho cltirens ??f America were satisfied ft ries of "No.no ") He (Mr. nisnktnsn) alvocal. d in eulogistic terms Gsnoral Mcaollnn's nomination, and as sured the American i?cple that If the result In Novom bar tcrininatod with tDo chmco of tho Chicago Conven tion, freejipeocb, fr e prosa, freedom to all would result poveral npeakcrs followed, the principal portion critl clatng the Sec rotary of Stale's tomarka at Auburn. THE GERMAN STAND. This wn* erected on tbe eatt side of Union square, next lo the monument, and was tho ^cntre of attraction for lbs Soot of Fatherland, who did not lack any In enthu siasm. The meeting was presided over by Mr Win. H. Kuoeppcl, of tbe Twenty flrs* wrrd. and addressed In r.crma-i by Messrs l>r. rierekmsn, I?r. F. Frrch, Samuel niracb G N Hermann and A. Kbelm, all of whom wets louoly applauded by the multitude who surrounded the ?land. Governor Seym ur and ex-Governor Wickltre, of Keiitncty. made a few brlof re*, ark* infevorof i en Mct'lellan and the platform adopted at Chicago, el tbe close of which the meeting adjourned. fnetdcfita of the Jl??Mn|. TBI CALCIUM LiuIIT EXPLOSION?ONE WOMaH KILLED AND ANOTHER INJUHED. An ?pioelon of a calcium light took place at tb? meeting In Onion square, causing a great deal of excite i roent and alarm, and resulting, we are sorry to say, In the killing and wounding of seme oltlzens. Up to the time of going to preee oor reporter only learned that Bridget O'Kourke, of 431 West Sixteenth street, wss killed Inst intsnsouelv. Another woman, whose nrme was not a p. ruined, wis P-und on ths sidewalk wounded are laci 'St d in a very aerfi us manner. She oould give to explanation of her presence In the crowd, and was earned to the Retlevue Huepltal, where she now lies In S precarious state, receiving all the valuable attentions oi tbe loetiiutKo. Many other persons wars Mrs or leas Injured. ... . While tbe meeting st the German stanl was tn progress s man ramed Arroo, who was leaning against the plat fbnn, was pasted swsy by s person tn tbe crowd, when S loaded revolver In hie pocket exploded, tbe bell enter ing his thigh, rear tbe groin, infllotlng a dangerous wound. Arron was eent to tbe City Hospital by tbe police. The light Angered gentry did also s thriving business, i A Mr. Newoqmb, of Grsmercy Park Hotel, lost a vaiua- I ble gold watch, but a hot named Muloner was arrested i en suspicion of having pioksd h*a pocnet. General ?eClellaa mad tbn Chlssge coa vfitleR. Th# eommittee appointed by the Cblcsfo Con vent ion to welt upon Gen. McClelian end offlclelly notify him of bie nomination, met st the St. Nicholas Hotel yesterday morn ing. Governor Seymour, tbe ehahrmen of tbe oommlttee, presided. Alter remaining in sereloo shout an bour Ihs oommlttee proceeded to the resldeooeof the General, ho. ! H kAal Thirty Aral stre, t, where an InUrvlew took place. I It is believed that General McCleilan bae resigned his | commission as s general in the United States >rmy, Impor'ant from the Dopart mont of tha Gul? Expeditions from Baton R01150 and Natchez. CLIKTOiJ, LA., m OUR POSSESSION Firing: Into Steamers on the Mississippi. THE REBEL RAM NASHVILLE BLOWN UP. L'xpl? siaa of a Ttvrpcdo acd Less oi Life in Hie bile Bay. 2brco ."Limed ILobel T?r. it nehes Cruising in ffco.Gholf, &c.. &e., &x Tho pt" ilp Arid, (:ipt.->in Russell, irom Now Or leans Sept. 1, urilve.l ul itiia port yesterday. Wo are Indebted to too purser lor tUo delivery ol pi-pern s?ud despatches. Mr. r, in, \ oiin.?\j Dc.tpatcTt. Nt W ORUCA.vr, Sept 1, 1R14. Tho government transports White CI md and ITcnry Choule.ui, while ;-ts?log up on Mom!ay last, somo threo fourths of a mile a! we Bayou Sara, wore tired mto by a rebel battery. About twenty show wore fired, o' which twolvo took efi'.-f in the cabin and hull of tho Chouteau. Thirteen sh la wore fired at tho V/hito Cloud, five of which bit tho steamer. One shell rtruck the steam pipe, from which the steam escaped to tho ouUldo of tho boat. No person was Injured. The White Cloud rau by tho battery about threo tni'oa after her atoara pipe was domngod, and then was taken In tow by the Chouteau. The gunboat Lafayotto opened flro on tho battery; but tbe rebels did not respond. Axornrit ro.vunes. roui. CANbiPATB. Pr. A. r. Doatle prcseuts himself as a free State candi date for Congress, in opposition to Colonel A. P. Held, whom the Doctor pronounces "a defender of copperhead Ism, tho friond of the Voorhies and Vallandlgham school." The chances of election are regarded as about even, though those who profess to know, i redid the election of Colonel Field. votss againpt m? coNf-nrriiow It Is understood that tbe opponents of the new consti tution of T-o.iit iana, despairing of lis uofoat, have re solved not to vote upon that question. auttiAL cahiiy and tub constitctiox. The oppononts ot the constitution have been bringing certain influences to bear upon Geueral Canby to per suade biro to interfere aad prohibit cr postpone the elec tion* to he.held on Monday next. They* have even boasted that Ceuoral Canity would como to their relief, and actually postpone tbe election, or hedge it in so that tbe ooratltution will he defeated. In thu they will bo disappointed. tor mntDRrr to okn. hawks. Presidenl Lioielu has written a very flattering and gratifying loiter to Ccneral Bin ks, espremttg his perfect satisfaction with the G moral's management of civil attairs In tins department. Tbe lb sldont Informs Gem-ral Hunks that be shall depoi 1 ppon him to render all the SU! he i an to h ore tbe succeet' of bis reconstruc tion experiment In I/iuiriana. He de-ires to be informed of thi lo who, holding positions under and enjoying tbe patronage of the govi-rnm t, oppo.o the oewconetitu tlon of Louisiana, The Pre-uleut asauree ( neral Banks that Genera! Canby was not expected to Interfere in the oivil administration of the Gulf Department, and that he will not be permitted to do so. i m: t'RBiMkT to ncwn.u CAjnrr. President Lincoln bits written a letter to Genera! Can by request in. bim not to interfere ,n the civil adminis tration <>r tbe Gulf Department, a-d i ??mio Hog hltn tu it bis duties are expected to bcout'rely of ? military nature. ASeOUII MkVT ("apt. Benedict, of Se .tt's Nine Hundred, has l>eeo ap pointed to a poe.'.inn on Gen Lianks itaiT, hie duly being to review trio doci jias ? the Provost Coert. orpsrkp to Rtrrr ~r r > <.v vrn ? s ;ksvn-. Cr'onel Ilugan, of t .<> First Mexican Volunteers, whose arrest M.rtr< rat... bsvebeen previously mentioned .Instead of going to Mc ten, nr ho conumpl >ted, there t< acquire rirh.^ and giorv lu the scrvioe oi lorttnAs. has bees orv dei..d to repott te General Sherman, iris Mexican com mission and r.i r ft ,otly persona! property sel,?d by direction or M i or rurhi r, when be < rdered tho ( olonel'V arrc.- t, have boeu restored to nV.ii What use be can make o.' tbe r-ommlssloti in Gen. Kb- rbian's department is not kuown. Mr, Henry Thumpeon's Dsspnfrh. Nkw ( 'ki.rans, Mept. 1, 1364. nrramox T< om xatciuz. On Thursday evening last < >ioncl Farrsr, with a f iree of infantry and cavalry,emb irked on tbe steamer Bockct, st Notcbor, and cros-od to the west hank. Tbo expedtt on aloa&oed nbqpt eight n.i'os. and sur prised a party of rebels in tbolf encampment, who tastily fled. Three of tbo enemy were killod and eight tnkoo j prisoners. We also captared about forty horses. We lost neither man oor horse, killed or wounded. artist kaip ox a ftoi"iTit rr.AR nrxrs su On Thursday last a party of fifteen rebels were so brtve and chivalrous as to make a raid or descent upon tbe (toe pital end oamp near Big Ppriug, in tho n< iguborbood of Vbksburg. Assistant Snrgeoa W Parko and Hospital Steward P.ummol wo... taken prisoners. Tbo quarters were then fired and r.estn ved. A negro who attempted to escape was shi t in the shoulder. Ho succeeded in eseai lug, and I diw nt the Freedmee's General Uotp at tn Vbksburg. Tbe rebels are reported in force on Mr. bloke's plsutatt u, i .Is being but a dctu. brneut fre.n I be main body. xsws mow mos;ls ,av?armkd Rsma LArxrim*. on Sunday evening last the f nited Mt?tn* steamer Trl* tenia, Captain Wiggins,^arriveI. Bbo, le:t the fleet In Mobile nay tbe sftern-ioo prevl m. All was then quiet. T ie Iritoma landed several ladies it i'ascitgoula m^or a flag of truce. At tbe mouth of Mississippi Sound Captain Wiggins ?poke the Imted Stats* gi?Mmer .1 P. Jaekton. Frotnh?r officer? be learned tbi i Ibroo a-mod rebel l.iiincliea bad recently been seen cruising off Mary An-. light, and ibat il was tbair intent .ni to atu> k an 1 capture one of our gimb"ats. As the lritouia bad t. pasa i oar the place oi'iu'd, preparitl'.us were at once naude to repci them; out Mar ann light was passed withu t any rehe.i or launches bciug ciaooveted. air. William II. Wells' Despatch* Ba-o.n Roci.s, Ln., Aogait llol. miijtarv orsKAnoas ix mi ot tr PirAtrrxxxt. Military operations in tbo Department of lue Gulf *rs being Oi nducted with great vig.tr. List week I gave you tbe details of the brilliant campaign of Farragul and Granger, wblch etosed with tbe downfall of Fort Morgan 1 havo tow to tnrorm you that tbe caralry force of thle department bos been reorganized and mado thoroughly effective. GKSSPAL LM'S (IAVA1.RT ItArR StTO* ROfTOS. On Wednesday, 34th Inst., at three o'clock P. M , General Albert L. Lee, with a force of cavalry and a bat' tery of light artillery, loft Baton Rouge for tbo purfwee of looking up tbe famous Colonel Scott, who ba been boverlug la this vicinity for a long time at tbe hesd of quite a formidable body of cavalry. sxiRXisnisa coxxranw oarlv axp ooxrtxi xs all mnirr. About revsa miles distant from town General Lee en countered a body of tbe enemy's cavalry, and aklrmiab lug Immediately commenced, which continued all night, until we reached the Com lie river, twenty Ave miles from here, st four o'clock on tbe morning of tbe 2fith, our troops having bad but about two hoars' real during lb* pie*ioua day and night. rmarvpiTtox or a sripcs?tw* Gill gmoxutv mertri. We foand that tbe brldgsoar i eCnmite, which la a atream of oooalderabla depth, ha' sen destroyed by the retiring enemy, this bridge waa about fifty feet long and thirty feet above tbe atream, the banks of which are skirted with heavy timber and thick growing cine. On the opposite (scrip) bank tbe enemy were posted In strong lores, with a battery of artillery. All tbe forda above and below ware also guarded, and some delay oc onrred before a croaatag oeaid be effected, csuiRxi. LAstiacH Disisopmi em samApa awt> moms ex a too. Floallf, while Inokleg for a favorable crossing place, a log which had fallen across tbt stream In tbe midet of a oaueferaks. aad bad fortunate!? escaped tbe nottot sf the rebele, was ronnd On this log c.donet W, t.t-n drum, i?r tl.o Nineteenth Kmiti Icy cumin i. nug a hrl gttdo, orusred with about live hundred di*m >u..ied wen, and alt ..oiled tin* enemy en ins ll.uk wuti ?: ui .-:i -.mry and spirit. PluruluueouH with thm attack General lee npenod on tbo ouumy's 1'roul with armory and uut kotry. THE RHUMB RlfTRKAV BMOi.lt A VIOOROOH AtTAlR. The attack was go Tlt'iirom and effective that the reh la immedl itcijr nbrtudoned tholr po 'iti u aud re treated lu groat basic it win here that captain McComas (acting engineer cn General Ixo'n Hlalf) was w an dial, while en Ira coring to find a amiable |ioint tor cro-rlug tb<) stream. Mis wound ta a very revere one, a null liavtig parsed through his thigh. Captain Mc< otnas ma young officer of iotolllgt'tno, energy and hravery.a'jd it tato t?j hoi o<t that he will not bo permanently disabled for duty | "ur artillery was crossed el a point about thrco miles below where the brid e stood, and loo miles from I Im lou, at niue o'clock A M. LICK ORIiKKS fHR KKKMY rO 1IB DRIVKR?CI.IHinv (KCt'PTK'l. General lee thon selected aboul fair hundred well known lighting men from the Sixth Mi mini K urtb Wisconsin and One nntulied and Eighteenth IIIin is, and sent them m ndvuico, with orders to cbargo aud drivo the enemy In whitevor fono ha inlght appear. Gloriously did tlneo uonio voiermis ohuy too order Yhe enemy had til a do/on ambuscades, hut no u-rcely did in rat-tors du h "'jIv'16"' that but little t dvaiitage was gained thereby, and tbey were driven lua hand to hand light into and bo yond the town of ( lintmi, the bright gl -niniR of our Bibles In the sunlight, as tbey dearyndrvl upon t':c IiiiuiIh of the hoeing rebels, tilling lis non-cotohainrit oiti Mine with ustonlshuiont red af ? to Ttm aristocratic city of i Union hud uc.ei before b -u de. ? crnted bv the pro ?once of Yankee hireling-., exi?pi m urior on i raid. lu oue of tbcao cbargoa i upturn Guy ihei c>. f the Fnurth Wlscoasin cavalry,detailed no General lee's siati was severely wouudo.1 in the wrist and hand. LT.K XXTRKS I 1.1 NWS?UK RSCXIVIUi. A COMI'I IMKNTAUT LRU Kit Knew wort General Iro m to.vd < Union about noon, w' on the tt. lowin ' very flattering cotjirutinic.-iMnn w ,s haiult 1 i hmi bv a lady with whom It had bee a toil by the chivuri, author ? scorr'8 nnTfii to i.kr. ? , C..n<roN. ha . August 21 fg I B ylgndier General A. t? I.rr, UommauJiug u a'rv I e JJ epartinent of the Gulf ? (1 km'ii 11 ? Tills In the mit of mv native p?r;n!i, II lu l v t,i nun-iiin.iilaiils fho evidence of trtt- '?r?o.l':i v uave lawn pleased to dlsptav leads ir.e 10 i.ein ?? t:., i ,ou p ? "i sh IliuI iliglicAt Lliuraeti rindu of a truu ;m : \< hi t snliiior?nuniei . .enoro-i y and lua.'iiautiuUy to ilin In-'p le"H. | leave the town that the, ni v ? spm. ,1 ii,i, .i-,t,. , elfuali n of Innoinu Mood, with a prom.-a m , o o ;it u little dlHtHuee in fair nomh.it. In lue u.-ui u of m lair c> n trywoinen and their aged paii ntrt, I I,eg , i from useless-ultras" and phlaite. I hardly deeui i >? i narr to maiio this i .'quest o: y.-u. as 1 :.u< ? alreadi na i ?ui I clent evtd nice of y, ur kin lues of beau o .e l.i. of ? n n ?ice I nil of battle. Ite'leve nie, Ocnc id v itb most (liu tlugulaiicd cousutcratlon, your obedient smvant, ?T. ft SGOTT Colonel, t ommnodin j ( . ntiulernbr Forces Uulricl of i . t utlnl. ana and doolhwest Missis jppl. AHUivaL OK rtBMRKAX. UKK.I' .V W ITU RKl VRORI ! ?rug, Mamr Gonorul Horroti, who hud chief command . f t' n ?xpedlllot], arrived m iowu from Port Bud on Bboi l two o clock P. M., lit tuu boat* of a body of iufatilry and ca valry. MAJiilt ritlio TAKl ? V:"R rfl oxrlts IXCI rniXf! A IHAt iair. ^At dnylight on the in irnlng of the 2''th a dctichment of cavalry, cuder Major Craig, of tho Fourth Wisconsin, n"ivnd out in search or the. ?nttov. After a march of , fully flitton rni.os lie camo upon tl eir camping ground ot tho uight prevn us, uod Icariied that they h id retreated I piectpitaloly in tho directim, ot Liberty. Ctttzuns along ] the road repurlod that the rebel force was utterly detricr ?lized, and that soldiers wero aenttoriug In overv direc tion to Ibeir homos. The object of tbo expedition having been accomplished, wo evacuated Clinton aud returned, a part of our tioopa to Port Budaou and part to Baton ltougo. Oar Oloblle Bay Carrrspondcnc*, Koiit Gainks, August .10. IS64. From Ge lar Point, where a lauding has be*n o!Toctcd? which is Btieut three milos aliovo Dauphin lalaed and twenty.hve miles from Mobile, there ta a gooil ruad to theedy Hint tbo rebels arc now holding, and will en- ! denvor to hold (or some time to come. About nine miles of It Is a shell road. HO RkBKI, THOOPS on THIS R0A!>. Rofugces report that there are no fortlQcullone on ibis road, except near Mobile. KxrtosioH or a losmrio?toss o? tisa A torpedo oxploded towards the close of laat week, which had been drawu up from the water, killing Ove or Btx of our men and wounding fifteen. Mr Freeman, a pilot on the Hartford, will, It is foarcd, lose the sight of both eyes in coosoquence of this eccldeut Quite a num ber of theao torpedoes had been hatied up by Hie im u who wero killed and woucded by thiK explosion. stowiMi nr ma Rxrfsi. kam RAaavn.i.n Captain Jowctt. of the United State i gunbust Mcta cornet, muuijod a laum h oi,e day last week, and went up to where the rohcl rain Nashville was sunk icour the channel, above Dog river bar, aud, w itb a torpedo tbal I bad been picked up and placed on board of the Nashville succeeded In blowing her up and scattering her timbers I considerably It la supposed that or e or two more tor pedoes will do the work. effectually clearing out the ob Btructlona that were nlacod thereto prsvout our gun. boats from getting up to Mobile TITS VICTORIA CUSS TO SASr'AOOCI.A. Ihe United St den steamer YicturU, on her last pas sage from Mobile hav across the lake, went to i'ascigo us under a ling of truce to laod some lady pa senger.i resi dents of that place, f be oClcera r f the boil were treai d In the kindest m.mnor by the rebel oflicers ttaii-ued lucre, wli" oxprecs- d a wish that the w.ir rntgl.t soon be ovor A sick rebel ofi'.cer was furnbhed wjtb s- roe litile delicsciert from the boat which ceu'd not b?. hao tu I'urea Con la Ibis, with oti er friendly acts that passed between the parties, w .s tho cause ot much good teeilug heinj evloted ? a eOHTRKCL ITKD Ari ACR OH rtl? TRltOVIA. The r"'cti s e, tie TriUmta had lufortns". in from the Lniled stales gunboat J. P Jack- u, lying at the mouth of Mississippi So .nd, that thee waa a prcbabillty or an attack rrom ibree armed rob,-l launches iUai had beou soeu cndau.g off Mary Ann llkht The ne-Tst .rv prer.a rations were made, and tho irUvnla would n.ve giveo them a warm ro- epltou If ih, r i.aj gh ,wn themselves. It was th? lb i eel Ion of Sfiere la inchos to attack the Triuiniaou her reti-rn trip to New (ihcai - an-4 ht r oftl rere and rrpw wcri' ll*ap;ioir,ted in not being altacited lor they wo.o well prep.ircd to n.ca it. % frotn Texas, OYB Biliros ? NTI AGO COm ISrCMPFNCK. Draxos Fahtuuo. Toxae, August ?d, lnod smut... AMI'S or l AVAL1V. The United States trindj-ort simmer Alabama, rcta n Dowen, leaves he-o for New Orleans with a portion of the F.gbtcaolb New York cavalry, and I r od a budget by her. Tint r.APT CS TItR TEXAS OAVTI.w. The Alah unri ai.m lakes up a vencrsbie r amel, eon. signed to the Quart ?rmnstsr's Department nt New Or leans. This Is abeut tbo last Of the camels Imported during the a (ministration of Presidout I'ierco, the mtro 4action of which JcfTer* n Davis, then Secretar/ rf M ar believed could be made profitable <rj Texas I >r mall at.n ! othT transporutlon. atd for agricultural purposes The I erperlmcnt has har liy keen tried S' llicleclly to judge ' correctly w bother camels hare proved a f^iiura or sue- ' cess n lexas. It is ccnuln mat Ibev have r.'i rrnv-.-d thctn?elv. s to bo greatly superl ir I- oth 'rtc^s'a f bur den, so far as anything has been dcmoualrated iu 'eitr ence to them. I .A 1.1. ART nt.RT OS A flALI-AHT F A NTT. A party of eight fori gers or raiders, le as refugee*, who be I joined mir iotas, went out on an expedition from l>rar :, el. rg Padri Island, t Its tcitniuallon, op. T>o?lte Corpus Chris'1 'I hty bad succeeded In gottlt p ?<? geiher live ur six hundred head of sheep, cattle, hugs aud horsne, which tbey wore driving down towards I ra/i wheo 'hej were attacked by bout forty five rebels, who had crossed ovor from Corpus Christ). The superior force of ihe em my compelled our men to abandon tlieir herd, and they (ell buck, Di m sandhill to sa' Jhill, limi t ing near y all 'he wry to Itraros. The whole p r y sue, cceded in escaping w.lh the Its of one men slightly wouoded ard four or five of their I rrea Iho enemy's toss was two killed and seven r unded Tho Ittt.e band ot eight mou iought w iib great de?| e atton. be> insa ihey kr ew ihat if ttey were captured th.y would cerlainlr be killed. saws' rnc*T? tH 5K.HT. The rebo' phkois at i'ulct Isabel can be seen across the harbor ir .rn llraaos. Htwi from the !Wleslwwip|if. Cairo, III., Sept. *. ljtAf. The steimers Arthur, from Memphis on tho Sl?t ult,, and the Belie, from Memphis on the 6t.i Inst., have arr'ved here. The latter had tbr e hundred and hlty bales of eott n fur St. T/'iiie, wbicti were reined bore by the rnll.tary authorit ice a account H alleged irregularity In the shipment. A light recently occurred at Redwoed, seventeen ml ea from Baton itooge, in whb h eighteen of the Second I .out alarm were killed. A considerable rebel force, under Generet Poltgn.ro, to reported to have crossed tbo Mississippi river from Ar kansas to Rodney, Mies., no tho 23d alt. Generals Ruribut and Totten had arrived at New Orleans. The New Orleane cotton merket was active. but prices were tnn unsettled to give accurate quotations. Produce and provisions were alee very winch unsettled. Fair | sugar brought twenty four cents per pound at auction. Havtatits ot Gtaeral A. J. smith. Cairo, III., dept. S, 1M4 General A. J, Smith and staffarrired here yesterday. Biralag ?g General Iplaela's House. TO TBI IPT S or TBI RIRAL*. fatAtnif, L. I., Sept. A?1 P. M. The residence of General Rptnola, at Crane's Neck, At' eleven A. M. took Ore from IF i kitcbro chimney end burned down. The furniture wee all saved. Ola man kiet $07J in a tran% Important Latt r from tho Lieutenant General of tbe Union Arm its. What Ho Thiiks of the R.b lllon and I s End. / The P.cbc! Deicrftoas Eqai? to Ono Regimtui Per Day* The Last M'?n Sa the f'otUh Con vripteil, As., <X.c., Am ?V I I'lNIITOS, ; I S, 1 '4. Ti e following Is an extract of a letter nv Qwoitl Grunt, duti d Has nqci anas, Abjuot or mi t'> i > ?- ?, i Cm l'oi.vi, . i.,.iu,uvil I ( j Hon. I", B. VVakiihhvx.? I m iji?? Ito u> nil citizens who vni'u ? ibit ??! mto w." it now, to li.RUft i i <i ii v r?,<toratii n o( a t < to ii- ad.' nuiicd unity oj Kotiiinaut Vartk J'tso roimis havi .-y tu their ranks tlkr luot mnu. Ttiollttt.-h ' .i t old. nu ll arc guarding prisoners, guarding rallr id In l.i,,"--, (i'hJ turmii i; a i part of ttmr gar nn tor win ?. ? ? d j-?sitl- us Any man lost by tliooi i moot he r?; Ic'.td. rti.y have robbed tho cradio aao tho geave ?H'jnliy to got ilwlr present Inrco. t ed: lis: What tbey l".SO n ll ? (lic it Skirmish J II '1 t) It tl- a, tro y or* now lusiny, f rom dciei Hum and ot ? r co ' o, a' l-atl "ite ie../imm'. j 'i d y. IVitU tins ilraio upon thorn the cr.d u not far diuUrot, if we will only bo true to our Selves. Ttioi: only hope now Is iu a divided North, this mkbt g'vo tbern reinforcement) from Teutnsseo, l'etitin ky, Maryland and Missouri, v liilo it w mld wcikon ns. W itn tbo draft quietly enforce ! tho euowy would bu."iue do spondout, and would nittko but littla resistance. I bavo no doubt but thu euotny are excoedingly anxious to hold out until alter the Presidential electi o. They have rainy hopes from its effects. Tbey hopo a counter revolution, they bope the election of the poaco candidate; lu fact, like Micawber, thoy bope for somuihii;; to ''turn up." Our peace friends, If they expect poaco frrtn ?o; ara tlon, are much mmlnkoD. It would but bo tlio be,:ii uing of war, with thousands of Northern men joining ttie.S"uth because of our disgrace In allowing separation. To have ??peace on auy terms," ibe .South would demand the re storation of fbolr slaves already freed. Tbey would do maud indemnity lor losses sustained, and tbey would de mand troatjr which would make Us'North slaveholder* for tbe booth. Tbey would demand pay for the respira tion of every slave escaping to tbe North. Yours, truly, U. B. uu.\:,r Mr. William 11. Mtrrlam'i Despatch. Tbs Hiss, Sept. 7, 1864. Tin JRRlTAt OF RinZL DSrRRTXSS?WHAT THAT TOI.VK AST) HAT. ( Yesterday a large number of deserters entered timioral Butler e lines from along tbelr whole length, Imnelled to leaving tbe Southern armies on reading the recent geD?r ens order of tbe I.ieotenaat General commanding. Tbey say that tbe more general circulation of the order would have the oiTect lo bring tbe rebel soldiery Into our lines by hundreds and thousands. They say that the impres sion prevails among tbo Southern soldiers that tlis tbicago Convention meant peace but if they thought they wero to endure another campaign, the army of I,e* w.uld unquesliooaly rapidly fall to pieces. They assort str ugly, and with apparent truthfulness, great and real weariness of tbe war. Patriot.em bas given way lo Isaal lude. and continued lassitude to heart'.-reneae and hope lessness. SHERIDAN. llr. C. II. Ksarrnrs iirsp itrh. Haktss's PshHY, Sept. 8, 11M. The military situation rem..us unctui^od tlnce my despatch of yesterday. Tbs rebel" have retrated up the valley, and yesierlav were w at of tbo Opequun river, followed 'loseiy by our csva'ry It la thought that the enemy are only manoeuvring for position, and not w-tb the intention of ahaud ri ng II .? part of tbe valley General Parly had bis head [minora at fterryvitle day before yesterday, a bitch of efflcul despatches, printed orders, To., relating to the rebel army, were lound in the house whicb ho btd rccupied as headquarters. The Tli rd division of cavalry, General Wnaon, skir mished with lite robe' rear guard all day y wlertUy, Olivers trom the front t" day r?i>ort all quiet there f.'barieatuwn, midway between ti ls point and l>?Mt?ral Gheridnn's army, is now garrisoned by our troop" u(? ply trams betwcoc Oer* aort tb- army go nmlsr-troog e-co't Rebel guerillas do u i utile our flan its or rear nlpresent SergeAnt Peter Guetber, Company K, First New Tork dragoons, was scc'dsnM'ly killed yester'tay in camp, to tbe Cs d, by (he ssplosi- n uf a eartridgs. wbicb i".ue of bis c mradea carelessly threw to tbe firs. Tbs Pergsant was st ><>p,rig over the flro I gluing bis ptjw when tbo cartridge exploded, the ball pissing Into tbe right eye, lodging in tbe brain. Tbe body was embalmed and seat to New Tor* A rain storm Is prevstltng. Tbe Potomac w still rising. 7ho fords are almcst Impossible lor au army. The Losses In Hit Hatll* of Bsrryvllls. IllAlNtfAAISRS, PtSaRtSRSI OS WSST ViScixia, I Is tiis Fiitn ssab Uiskvviur, bspt. 8, 1804 f ? In the hnrr<ed ariount which I sent of Saturday** nma.umnnt st lb rrynlle I erroneously ?Utsd tbs nnrahej of our wounded at three hundred, from ofTetal returns It app> *rs our total loss will not exceed on# hundred seriously w,undid and killed. lbs enemy's I ss was very heavy Tbey are known to buvs last tbrew hundred In onn brigade, and their total lost oar.not fall short of flvs hundred Tho rebel General Humphreys was mortally wounded, but escaped. The deeds' repulse and de'eat of lbs enemy by General Crook's cnmrasnd reflicts great credit on General Fhcridnn, General Crook, and the Utter's g*li??t commend, who fought splendidly. Wub reaped to the loss of the ambulance train, It appear* that there woe s Si Tc'eot guard furnished to prevont its caplu.? if* proper disposition had bee* mads of ibsm. Tory twvs, however, all been recaptured, with tbs except: n ?.'one. The enemy are believed to be encamped In tbs vreisity of Winchester. There has been no change n 'fbtrs bar* sine* my last despatch IMPORTANT FROM ARKANSAf. Capture of t'nlan Uuis??<?*ts?Ortwwll'* III a T TTtreatrwcd by the Rebels la Poi rr-Guvrmmrut Property Deatroy ?d' Ac' Caiio. BI , (bp*. ?, 1884. Reports rssrbsd Memphis laat Sunday that tbs gas boats Hastings and Nam Ik sag had bssa oaptursd by tbs rebels below Clarendon, on tbs Witts river, and that Csptaia Rognrs. of Ike latter, was killed. M is also reported thai another gun best, name aat given, was sunk by the rebels lo the St. Charles river, sod that Duvalif Huff W threatened by a hwga rebel fbroe. Tbeee reports areconflrmed threagbrebeliearcea from Helena. A cavalry force, nndsr Geoersl Mower, left Memphis a fow day* since for Whita river, and an infantry Wet* ? understood to be embarking fw Pnvali's kind the Little Rock (Ark.) IViaeerol *wutns tka yartiew. lart of the receat rebel raid on G*vails Bluff. On the l ittle Rock Railroad a large quality of r>v#rw menl bay was burned and other properly deelieyod, and I was dona lo tbe road.