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WHOLE NO. 10,307. NEW YORK, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1864. PRICE FOUR CENTS. NEW8 FROM THE SOUTH. THE EE-ELECTION OF IBB. LIICOLI. k Deliberate Declaratten ef the Hertb in Faver ef Fear Tears Mere ef War. RECONSTRUCTION. The Chicago Democracj Denounced as Unworthy of Southern Association. Stephens, Brown and Boyoe Invited to Eeaign. THE ARMING OF THE SLAVES ARGUMENTS IN FAVOR OF IT. Vh? Re>ilMtloa of fir. Ltaeola. BE IS NBITBBK A FOOL MOR A PATRIOT. (Prom the Richmond Dispatch, Nov. 11.] IMelllgoooe, believed to be authentic, was received In Ibis city yesterday of there ol etion of Abrahim Liuooln to the Presidency or the Vailed States. A well known attlzeu of Iredertoksburg, who entered the euomy'? linen below Richmond yesterday under Qag of truce, was in farmed by n Yankee oftloer that Lincoln's re-election was, Beyond a doubt, a fact accomplished. According to this ?dicer's statement, the States of New Jersey aud Missouri ?lone bad gone lor Mc'dellan. Kentucky had not been heard trom. The State of Maine gave Lincoln a majority ef thirty th uesnd. New York city went for McCielIan by n majority of tbtrty-eigbt thousand, which bad boon Overcome by-the vote ot the whole State. This accords with what the Yankee piokets in froot of Petersburg told our men on Wednesday. They said Lincoln had beou re. oleoted, and that we might prepare ourselves for four more years or war. few of our people will be disappoint ed by the result of this e.ecuon. sioce it ie only what we bave all expected. Hod Lincoln allowed himself to have been beaten, be must have been either a fool or n patriot, ?either of which his warmest friend nor bitterest foe has ever suspected him of being. BOUB TBARS 110KB OP WAR NOT NKCE88ARILY THE RESULT HP Hit. LINCOLN'S KK-KLKC HON, (From the Richmond Examiner. Nov. 11.] -We believe that Abraham Lincoln is chief magistrate of tbe enemy's country for lour years longer. How -he accomplished ibis ob.ect?whether the transuetion Is pro perly called an auction, or an usurpation, or * coup Vet at?is tbe affair of bis own subjects, and no concern ?fours. Tbere be is; and along witb hint tbe whole war ?dmlnstratlon, more beet on slaughter and conllscation than ever, and backed by tbe great war Interest, bnngry for new sad more enormous contracts. It would be idle ?peculation for us to occupy ourselves with tbe possiule revolt of tbe defeated and dltappointed party amongst ?or encaales, or tbe probable break a own of tbeir fluan ?mi resources? with the cbanco or rlote or resistance to Entfte, or conspiracies to separate tbe Weaiern states? bll those things are contingent and precarious*, may hap pen end may not What we are cer tain of, the real, pre sent, inevitable fact, le, tbat the whole or the material reeottroes, tbe army, the navy,"the arsenals, tbe Tree Bevy of the federal 8wise, all are now firmly grasped end Wielded by tbe b -ads of tboee wbo have vowed to destroy ?a, to seize oar lends end bouses, to beggar our cbtldroo, ?ad t brand our names forever as tbe names of felons and traitors. Tble la tbe "situation " Thle is what we bave B?w to deal with; end on the way in whtcb we meet It ?opcode tbe whole future of our race and nation. If we Shrink from tbe conflict, better were It (or us and ours thai we had never been born Fortunately there le no ?MBit oouree for ua. We must be vlctore, or we must be ElbUsted; end It ie better so. We are glad that tbere to room now for submission. Submission would be running to meet tbe shameful doom or subjugation; It would not savo ua one acre of ground, one right ef ottlienabip; tbe party tbat baa placed Ltnooln at its bead tor Mother term le not to be cheated out ef Ha prey now hp compromise# or clemency It know* what It bee staked, and bee counted up wbat it means to win. Tbe Yankee nation ban committed Itself to the game of 6 or nothing; and so must wo. The only question us now Is, whether we ebatl call forth all tbe ??erglee and resources or our country, ell the cour age end manhood of our race; to drive back tbe leal invaders of our homes, end make tbem expiate their crime wttb their own base blood, or whether we shall fly from our country, take false names, bide our Shame in ell tboendeof tbe earth and "peep about to ?ad ourselves dishonorable grevee," or else remain as ? generation of aerie, to beg shelter and employment R Yankee end negro masters. Such is tbe alterna But tble remains to be said. Although unsparing war, ??reage and conquest may be the present design or dream of that nation and tie rulore, It by no moans follows tbat Bre ere to be four years more of* war. We do not be e that there can be Man proposes, but does not ab ?etutely dispose; and whether there can be even one Other campaign depend* not on tbe present Intentions Of any boman being or human government, but on events Whtcb we of tbe Confederate Steles bave quite aa much neBer to shape and dotermine as our enemies bave. A strenuous determination now to bring ail our enrolled ??Idler* to their poet will, eveu bflfore this year is out, put us clear tarougb tbe bloody deluge of war and place Be on a safe shore, from whence st our ease we may look an at the absurd and atrocious Yaoke# nail n going t j ?iter wreck In tbe etorm it bed conjured up Tor our do structkn. m 1LXCT10N or MR. LINCOLN A DELIBERATE DRC LA RATION IN FAVOR OP WAR. fFrom tb* Richmond Sentinel, Nov. 12.] There Is one view Id which the re election or Llnooln produce* reelmge of sadness and regret. It la the olliclal deoleratlon of e great people that they will not only have war against us, but war In Its moat barbarous and malig nant form; that not oaiy will they exert their strength against us for oor ruin, but tbey will practice tboae cru elties wblcb produce Individual misery, lb ugh adding nothing to military efficiency; that tbey will have war without those amenities which civilization enjoins and the sanction of the christian world ha* consecrated; that In short tbey will have such a war aa Lincoln wages, lUtbough Inefficient, sooner than they will have a more Vigorous and affective war, aoch as the honor of atbo toufchbred soldier and the rules of civilized war would prescribe to McClellan. We say It Is sad that the evil design entertained against aa should be marked by such deliberate depravity In the attempted execution. But perhaps this also Is for our good. It deepens and widens the gulf between us, and readers our success more certain by rendering laliure more dreadful and Intolerable. Every charred home stead is a froth warning to our people that tbey must haver be conquered, but must rather light forever. The Snn, In the fable, by its gentle Iniiuences soon Induced the traveller to part wiih bis cloak; while bo answored to the rude demands af the piercing wind by wrapping It the more closely about him. These, perhapo, might Stand for McClellan and Lincoln, with their different rulea Of honor and modea of warfare. Let ua prefer the vlo lanoe wblcb wsrus ua or our enemy and rouse* us to meet ?lm, to the seductions which might betray us to our itn. The remit of the Presidential election it a declaration of font years more af inch war at Lincoln wag's. Our ene ?tea thus exhibit thslr diabolical spirit, and the resolu tion which now controls them It by no means follows that they will bs able to maintain tba war for four years, Or for one. King George and hla Parliament declared, In the close of 1781. that they would prosecute the war against the col?q)as with renew,* rigor |pd a atm stronger resolve; bin before tho Winter was over the rpi* constrained them to assent to peace. Bo II may with our eaemies. Their present ferocity haa bean fad on false reports ofrlct r> and falae assurance* of Opoody success. Eucb arts niavcrrryon election, but oaanot sustain a people under the triaU end disappoint ment* of weary campaigns. It la our basinaaa, however, to accept the anomy's de fiance aa It comes, toward has told lbs people of Au ham that tba newa of Lincoln's slsctloo will strike us With dismay. How little he knows us, even yet I That proclamation of larcciout bat# and determined war will pe mat with a haughtier courage and a loftier resolution I Bj the bleating or Ood, Lincoln shall find a wide differ ence between bla purpose and Its accomplishment. He maF make war, but he cannot command submission, tod, If It la hla resolve that hie people ehall employ their gnergles In the destruction of our people, be shall find that wa are not unresisting victims, and that weoan give Mows aa Veil aa receive them Lai our people now learn to look upon and accept war M our business for an Indefinite period. Let our ooer *ss, onr calculations, our thoughts, all take that direc tion. Let us not trouble ourteivee with questions or peace Cr the election la not with ua, and our enemies breathe 1/ war. let ua prepare to give them war?vigorous ?M sustained war. Let our general* oast their schemes ?nd form their ayetems anew. Let Coosrom plane out military establishment on the most solid and enduring noting. Let our plan* he formed on a policy that ?ball husband our strength, and yet apply our full Sor with the greatest effeot. Let us have one* a wis* economy of our raeourcei of ataver kind, Ad a generous liberality in employing them. This Is s time for a general revision, adjustment yd amendment?a frasb starting point In the war. let gird our loins anew, and sailing upon Uodairesh.de velop a nobler energy and a loftier spirit. Let our Con I, pew In session, sst lbs example. Despising the Bty oavllllngs of garrulous declaimera, and the morbid oelte of profamlooal c/nioe, 1st the member* address * ifa?- " ghetntfll v*a to sahlaatlel facta rather than verbal dispute atone, and proper* tba eouutry for a new career of heroic gaartlon la behalf #f our llbartlac Now |g the tlaae for i?"rM??J u"'SSK* ?"??? ?"-*??w >rmm <tm Richmond Kxamlner, NOV. w-j K [h?. tt,e business of ? lectmg l.lnootn II w*? w* JS5oi>??.b3S? "???' or.... SSnSS Sir^"?5.,K StrSoSMplD,, McClellao lo?b? Bwud-lle may lea v. nm Vrai^t^f hlTt^rcs burg and at Bermuda, and try with the Mai.of ms iwas a campaign against Wilmington and the Csrsllnaa geaer t'ii Srlrjrs X T?5SJrt^*d' ^ d?log four months aud a half. Hla gan waa uodorstood CR ??S3?2; ffi-K ???]?%? a-sraXSJ^sJ^RSr^^sb 2S?-"sehws? aws.-.' paying lbs usual toll?and may be allowed to make many mora on the same ground and at the same prloe? alI begin to fear tbat be doubta the value of l^at line aod will come no more. In a Tew daya we will know. If keaoa tbat wooderful left wing atratcbed out still, be will l??ei again lor the Bouthaide, and may perhaps reach the Confederate defences. There H * KEJ^SJu draw'^n turn that be will attempt nothing further, will draw in hkT ItMa ud build huts; but we'should be aurprtoedto see it fulfilled. The gronnd is good for three weeka mora aod Grant's army has been reinforced. (ha Determination of the Worth te Can ttmue the War. [From the Richmond Whig, Not. 18.) Linoolnia elected. The great Yankeenation, number^ Ing twenty mllllona of souls, or of c"*'"?' *** "? sunuosed to have souls, have decreed by Immense ma writes tbat Ibis war, Infernal in Its conception, infernal In Ittoornmencmnent. Infernal in It.progrera,mHrnali. Its execution and In all its aapecU and details. Is to be nrosecuted on the same bloody and barbarous plan for four years longer. That whole people have voted them selves our remorseless md determined enasBles?have put upon record their determination to reduce uatothe condition of serfa, or to extirpate ?? ? no middle ground for us to occupy, even if we were so disposed It is fight, be enslaved, or die; and we feel no hesitation in deciding what to do. The first question which now occurs ls *hen wlll tlm attack upon our lines be renewed/ We have no Imelta Men in ex Dressing the beHefithat it wlllt? donebefore this mouth shall have passed away. An for ??PP????: It possible tbat Grant will throw away "II ?wi fineweather yet to come thie autumn, that la folly. Howillflght again, ae soon as ha shall have received reinforcements aufllciently numerone, aa be oonralvee. le Mcowlisb his purpose. With his present force he W *eU wwithat he can accomplish nothing. Ho baa naver vet ac complished anything without the use of overwhelming numerical superiority, end bo will not attempt it now. But when he shall have received all the men bo expects, when his canal shall have been completed and bis fleet all assembled?we may then expect agrand asssult, mtli^ tary and marine. For the army we feer nothing. We are disposed to think, in its present position, unless ita character has undergone a most unaccountable change, It would be able to repel the attack of a force doubly or treblv aa large as any that Grant can poasibly bring against it. Our only apprehension is from the water, and that arlaes probably, from our total ignorance or tho character^ind ability of the obstructions in the river. Ws learn that they are too formidable to be overcame by Mm Yankee fleet, ind we hope It is so: for we are as con fident tbat an attack will be made before Grant goeeInto winer quarters as we are that the sue will set to-d y "we bVra <!ften K Yankee perseverance In keep lug up thia war Bpokao of in a lone of admiraljon- Tbsy persevere because they have sever I bAAtcn except on one occtalon, nod then we lost nil in? fnnu of vlctory by our own want of decision. A single Waterloo roil of either of tbelr grand armies-Grant'. Sherman's?-'ollowad up sa closely tbat It could nevar rally a aln, would Mills the question definitely and for ever in our favor. Tna "Army of the Potomac" has bmn beaten oftener than any army of whieb history maleeaMention It baa nevar met our army but to ha flogged It haa boon beaten no often, end Its ioeses to JS supplied, that scarcely a particle of tha orlgt: nM material is left. But we have never hed the mains of DiirstilDK Its routed coluwoe sud suulhl* latins them, ss we could have done a dosen times, had LiLUrsiirl" of such means. They hare always been allowed time to rally afid recruit. But, heat them ntOTce^and imraue them * .pel,??<?"? nr niinariirin aod. our word for Hi pence wouiw tV.K?A Mm army (Grant's or Shsnana's) mill bring pesos. *?>? S?J? uT& <JSSKJSTK|;~'?r ibfe-1 ??Jiwrsss; :-.v sod l'ort Hudson. Captors su^anarmy as that and they will seek pe.ee Imtabter, NHhytbej lt>Be ferl>M*be>end pf?the wnr te concerned, ws do not only rood to peace. Kaeonstrwctlqp. 1 TBI CBY FOB BBCONSTRUCTION A CONFBBBtON OF WtASNBSS. I M i. WOTdW rtepoil^cH ToSIaWbot. b.?* XSTcmS, "MS f?h5d that any man can be credulous enough to believe IKXStKSJr While tbe Yenkeoe boasted of being K - lb ?,hiu?ate ue we laughed In derlal-n bacauae the ass** rare verVvislble abovo tbe lion's skin ; but when tbev talk of reconstruction we etop our ears, ft is lh* old story of deoslt and treachery? Will you walk into my parlor, Said the spider to tbe fly." Do any of the few weak-kneed advocate# of reoonelf uc iinn know what it means* Are they aware that it no dilates tbe laying down or our arme and giving our a wms ^ a?.bsr '"we *mo ' wHltog1 to ^rV.t?d magnauimlty could not occur in Lnw full well Ibere eeme itorewa Yanitefe, inmmw 1 i.M nntv consent to reconstruct Ion for this reason? , r.r^ were exhausted, snd unable longer to ocnt.aue I tile strife In this event could we reasonably expect for hnirinfft What people, after a bloody strire of three years? would be wUling to show mercy to ill exhausted I ^TlsVfact which must bare been observed by all, that it is only men who have suffered nothing that ever hint al reconstruct Ion. TDK RECONSTRUCTION IBT8 INVITED TO HESIQN? REBEL OPINION Ot TBS CHICAOO DRX0CR4CT. [From tbe Richmond Enquirer, Not. 12.] Once more tbe oountry 1* agitated by the cry of pa trlote calling for tbe employment of moral Influence by tbeeldeot tbe energetic agencies of war. Patriot* we call tbem, for whatever we iray tbtnk of the Vice l'reet eldent, Governor Brown and Mr. Bovre, we do not doubt their ardent deelre to tee the South independent, and their elncere conviction that tbe means they propose are the beet lor attaining that end. We eonld bare wished tbat Mr. Stephens would either do bis modest duty as presiding officer of tbe Senate, as far as bis health per mits him, or, It in bis eyes the antagonism existing be tween him and the administration Is too violent* to per mit of oo operation, even In tbat bumble sphere, rrtvmto the peojU the trust they conferred on him and retire into Kracr/. It Is bardly fair to tbe country to pioad that i duties assigned to bim can be left undone without Injury to the confederacy. In times like ours even tbe slightest servloe Is or some value, especially when It Is rendered by men et such signal abilities, ft is unfair to himself to content himself with the dutv of being en hand if tbe Executive obalr should be emptied by Provl ^o"could hayo wished, hkewlee^ tbat Governor Prown woom not dflwirf gij&ip!? rnfiRMffliflro'f & mar bee Nation only, nut appreciate tbe lofty pieltlno which bis powerful and influential state gives him hy Its own resources and by Its momentous Influoncsover the Gulf States at the South and tbo border States at tbe Nortb. Even Mr. Hayce bas, we fear, Impaired bis proven useful ness snd curtailed bis power to do good by recent steps, whim oould bardly he fully appreciated by a people heated with passion, and were necoasarily liable to graro j misapprehension. But whilst we could wish all this we are i sincerely convinced of the purity or their intentions and I the sincerity of their convictions. Only, in days like i these we cannot aflbrd to have opinions propagated in ! our midst which aro thus ambiguous, or, si least, so far behind tbe sentiments or the people as to be umulolilgl bleiosoma and omnia table toothers. What we wont Is a simple, stra ghtrorward course, no diplomacy, where I tbe interests of a raw are deciding on tbe welfare or mil- 1 liens; no underhand negotiations bstween section and I section; no political iDtrigoas botween party and parly, i We must set as a whole, ax a nation, or we shall surely 1 he overwhelmed. It to Important, therefor#, to Inquire Into tbe trno designs and the ultimate ends of tnose friends of our causs whose fate, It seems, is to be as much suspected In their public capacity as thev are hon ored and esteemed In tbelr private character. Taking Mr. Boyce'e recent letter as a clue to tbelr In tentions, we presume tbey desire most of all to establish some kind of dirtct communication with tbe party which adopted tbe (*hlcago platform, and to take such mevnires as are most likely to aid In building It up and in leading It to power. This party is virtually the democratlo party?the partv whose banners we have followed from mortal time Immemorial sod whose leading principles we still look npon a*more conducive to greatness and happiness. In speaking of it as we (ball de, we shell, therefore, most assuredly, not be suspected of any bias or feeling of hoeltilty. Only this we must premise: that we Took IT?!.MliBotfnn of strict party lines ae on# of . ? ttfy* 01 rtli w,*i ?od Umj until we ?re folly ?etabllebed asie nation and tbe Confederate states ho* assumed its piece among tbe leading powers of the earth, tbe necoee ty of strlet union la so orerwhelmingly preeo ls? tlat aU ft* patriots pest saeflfios wit* ftpdor sod Integrity ell party preferences end prejudices. Before we can opeu our baud, however, to auy party of meu hi the United States whose hearts, we know hut tee we|, see filled with more or leas bitterness against the ConfeMMfih Sti.lea, and wboee hands are imbrued wttb the bleeder our men, we ought surely to luquiro what guarantee we have that they will not make use of us only (or theire?s purposes end betray us at the last momeet ^ democrets abown us sympathy or done us simple] at any time during the war f l)ld tbey ever bravely and boldly eland up against the bested peas Ion and the heroic bravery of the blaok republicans to protest '.be Conicderuie t tales, or ft ben they aroeo. wed ti not ehly to further tbolr own plane and pVotoct their own rights t When Virginia, vindicating her noble title as ibe Mother of States ojioo more, stepped into tbe Imminent deadly breech, end, although under tbe miuzle of the < guns on all sides, took counsel only of God and the i and bared ber own fair bosom to receive the ( strokes or tbs sword Itrted against ber sisters, were tbo friendly demoorets then V Tbey bad fa IMS helpless before the fanatics of the Nortb, because thy were no longer tbo pure and noble aemoenM the rtgkfi, aodeedtr ?, wbaM of days gone by, hut bad been obaogsd sad deluged Ma degraded Into the radicalism wblcb deluged rope with blood at tbe end of the last century, and which shook lie thrones again In tbe convulsions of 1848. Thar bad boen swallowed up by tbet agrartanlsm wtal acknowledges no laws and no nr rale, but tbo lust of Uw n>"b, which happeus to be tbe larger number. Tbey I adopted, for pnrty purposes, all tbe radicalism, the diw content, tbe poverty aud tbo crime of Europe; all tha thousands who, living la misery and vice at borne, n# took license (or liberty, and were, by tratalng and by tan | - . ?' ret pulse, alike incapable of comprehending, mucb more I loving the enlightened structure of republican fro* dom. And wttb Ibis colhtviet gentium we should sssh elate tbe chivalrous sons of the Soutb; should frateroisO | across tbe eorpaea of tbslr slain brothers with this sordy stream of the cloaca vep%Uorum- a At a later period tbe Northern democracy excuajg! tbemselves, on tbe plea that tbo South ought not I eougbt defence in leaving tbo Union, but should have re mained In it and trusted to tboir groat conservative party for tbe protection of their rights. And a glorious pre lection we would bavo found it; we should commit owr precious liberties to the guardlatihbip of a party, wbtgp since has surrendered every right of their own, from? j n la the - - - simplest privilege of freemen In tbe Invaluable right of free elect ten, ana that without one blow'In their defease, but with a cowardice and baaenees unexampled) Me history. And when we spurned these offers, what did tbe democrats do then? on tbe plea that by leaving tbe Union we oompelled tbeoa to become our enemies, they have betrayed every principle of tbolr own, abandoned tbolr old and faitbfnl associates, and Joined tbe black republicans in their bloody crusade against tbe Soutb. With relentless band tbey bavo laid waste our fields, slain our brstbren and broken oar hearts. And to them we sbould now oiler our band and pledge our fattbt Such acts of self-denial and moral euicldo mny suit politicians?nations cannot thus betray their religion. Tne day of negotiations is past, tbe sword Is the only arbiter between us. To tbe sword alone, unaer God's guidance,every beet man among thla people is determined to leave tbs question. It Is no time now to try skilful manoeuvres and political legerdemain. Tbo crisis is upon us, and cbsrisbing no Idle hopes, but with the stern resolve to conquer or to die, every pare and noble man In our midst, every brave soldier, ovary gene rous Southern woman, every upright and oultlvatod citi zen, has committed ll(e and fortune and saored honor to tbe defence ot tbe South. Tbe Arming of tbe Sieves. [Washington correspondence of the Richmond Examiner.) Washinuton, Noy. 2,1864. 1 sbould prove raise to my native land lo oloslng this communication without urging upon tbe Confederate Con gress, wblcb l learn Is shortly to assemble, Uwir Imme diate and favorable consideration of tbo prospective eon scrlptlon ot slaves. This population of throe millions will readily, and without detriment to the agricultural opera tions ot tbe Soutb, afford three hundred thousand able bodied oflhets to the negroes who have already bom stolen or seduced Into tbe federal service. Tbs negro Is eminently tbo creature of association and InstruottaR. He readily adopts end identifies himself with the vrttt of bis superiors. As an Incantlve to tbem in tnis woefc of killing Yankees, guarantee tbom tbolr liberty, and Ubch tbem thit tbey are eailed upon to fight for tbelr homes. Tbs first bstlle field In which tbey appear will abow which is tbs better warrior, tbe faltbrnl servant of tbe Booth or tbe fugitive hireling of the North. There Is more of public Importance id this project than teems to be re alized by tbe Soutb. The bare rumor that tbe Intention or armlog tbe sleveo was being entertained In Richmond ?ant consternation through every department of this government, end its mention In tbe stock market, the price of geld, that real test of public feeling, advanced twenty per oent lo e single iey. The truth la, the* granting tbe Soutb three hundred thousand able-bodied Africans with arms in tbelr beads, the prolongation of the war ts indefinite, and tba monthly outpour of I ?61,000.000 eternal. In proof of the power yon bold la this element of strength, tbe negro population, and tbe (Bar and trembling wbioh the prospective conscription baa excited, observe tbe eareeet, constant, nervous pento san oe wltb wbleh the blaek republican |weaa throughout this country ts arguing tbe tmpe?ib!lliy or tbe purpose being executed. NKORO QUESTION IN A NUTSHELL. [From the Richmond Whig, Nor. 0.) The Maoon Telegraph says Congress has el reddy legta enough. Let It now turn to a rigid enforoemaM of ?we. Shod the laws, hind every man to tbe field tbet belongs t*ere, and our word for it the Yankees will, In a abort i time, be driven back at ell points open tbelr own bar Make teamsters, cooks end hospital nurses of tbe negroes, so far as tbey are needed for these purpose*, and keep the remainder in tbe rear to fight famine, whilst our white men at tbe front bold In obeck an eaemy not more formidable than tbo one that would overtake us In the rear, eboulfi tbe negro he foolishly transferred from tbe corn to tbe battle field. Tha boa le tbe weapon for cuffee. THE RICHMOND INQUIRER'! AXOUMkKT IN PAYOR OF ARMING TUM SLATES. (From tbe Enquirer, Nov. 11.) The employment or sieves aa soldiers waa never sug gested as a proposition preferable to any ether, but solely as e remedy to wbleh dire necessity mlgbt eventu ally drive the Confederate government. Considerations or a double character are Involved lo ibis measure. There le the moral Influence wbieb the conscription of n quarter ot n million of sieves to fight for their freedom end our freedom irom Yankee masters would have upon our enemies end he world at large. And there Is tbe pbyeioal influence of each an augmentation of oar army upon tnat army, our people, our enemy sod oar cause. Nor should these two considerations bo separated In tbe dlsouaelone of ibis proposition. Tbe war bee been slanderously called the slaveholders' war; undertagen for slavery, end maintained and sup ported solely for tbo perpetuation of negro slavery. Our enemies bave obarged, and mucb of tbe world believes tbe charge, tbet we neve sacrificed tbe best and noblest or our land, heartlessly end cruelly, to maintain tbe ne gro property of some three hundred thousand slavehold ers. Tbe unparilleietl sufierloge of this inhuman war has been slaoderouily misrepresented as detailed upon tbe poor and rlcb or these States by tbe eelfleb slaveholder for tbe security of ble1 'human chattels." The people of tbeee States know tbo Infamous falsity of these charges, but tbet public sentiment of tbe world wblcb Influences the actions and opinions or men aad nations will not an dors tend tbe base mendacity of these charges, If the peo ple of this country shall decide tbls question by its ulti mate effect upon negro slavery. '.Vbetber or not alevaa ?ball be conscripted, must be decided upon some blgber and nobler princt, le then Ibe evils of free negro;sm; tba Eeoplo of those States could bave escaped there dangers j submitting to Mr. Lincoln. The President. In that .'erquae-Gllmore Interview, In dignantly repudiated lbs charge that thla war was for slavery, and tbe sentiment of tbe country approved and applauded his declaration. If it shall appear that the necossitlcs of th? nrmy demand mere men than tbe white population of the country can supply, and the people of this country exhibit an unwillingness to make soldiers of tbelr slaves, does It not give oolor to tbe charge that tbo war Is for slavery, end that we prefer our negroes to oar liberties f If the necessity exists, then, we say, not forty thousand ouly, but any number that tbe necessity may require; for nogro slavery was tbo mere occasion, and is not tbe object or end of this war. We would show to tbo world the lesson tbet, for national Independence end freedom from Yankee domination, In addition to sacrifices elrosdy made, tbe people of tbeee States are ready and willing, when tbe nocessity arises, to sacrifice any number or ell of the sieves to tbe cause of national freedom. And we would teach the enemy tbet "exhaustion" has but merely brought to our attention the fighting resources or four millions of slaves, end that Jour spring campaign ?ball open with an army or a quarter rf a million ol no groes. besides our noble veterans, and that tbe scene of operations shall be the country of the enemy. Wo would respond to General Grant's "cradle and grtye" r a rail assertion with tbo battle ibout of en army of half lion. ., To would encourago our own gallant soldier* by addlog to their number every men tbet a negro could relievo, whether m teametere. cook*, b' spital etteudente. garrt eon of auburdiual* (oru, as well as "pioneer end engineer laborer " But the dl?cue*|on ha* been clouded by the propor tion of freedom after tbo war; and *ome eay that If free dotn ia recognized as a boon to be given ae tbo reward for fidelity, a blow 1* struck at slavery We beileve that but one State In tbo "ffiti Morify forbids manumission. In Virglpia "guy person may email cipaie any of ble sUvea by tot will in writing, or by deed recorded In tbe conrta of bis couoly or cor poration." Is tbi* statutory boon a denial that slavery la tbo beet condition P-r tbe negro? Unquestionably not; and yet fidelity to tbe master .* here permitted to be To warded with emancipation Now, cannot fidelity to the national oause, attested by endurance of hardship, by gallantry in aciion and exposure to deatb.be rewarded wltb freedom without any compromise to the relation in whleh those are still held who have given no assurance or ancb fidelity- We eaooot see thut reward for faithful aervices In tbe least conflicts wltb the reasons and argu ments which support and sustain negro slavery. We hold the belief that the negro is beet off, is in "the rlgbt place," when ha baa algood master; but tbe negro may think otherwise, and talut fount wnicb tuduci-s hie employment aa a Soulier d> mends sacrifices that ahall incuts bis fldel ty. This sacrifice is made Inoflaring. him bis freedom lor faithfulness. Nothing Is yielded to tbe Isnorant prejudices or the world, a simple bargain la atruok. lbs negro wants hia freedom; whether a boon or a curve bo wants It, sad for it may ba willing faith fully to aerve In tbe anny of bla country. Thai country atands In need of those servtoe*. one Is offered for tbe other. It baa no touob of philanthropy about It ?no sym pathy or oonnection with abolition lain But who (ball gtva this freedom? Tbe master, tba Mate or the Confederate government? The master if be will; but If not, then tbe Mate or tha Conlederal# Mates government. We are wholly opposed to oompenaailon for the negro. Whatl conscript a son, a husband, a father, and pay for the slavel Tbe negro paya for bimoelf when bo Ighte for hip former mater. J<*? ?? Dm km reaps the reward of bis servide# m the fro< dom oT blscouutiy. Uutthese are minor point*. Tb?* Kr??t uuw(Mo IB, <om tbe necessity Mist? "this Congress MnMM BMorMIn, and ifeoa the ^u?stton M properly HP0RTA5T FROM WASHWGT01I. Acceptance of the ReslgMtlon of General MeClellan. Sheridan Appointed to the Va cant Major Generalship, Secretary Stanton ti be Chief Ju?tlci of the Supreme Court I Bailor to Aeinmo Control of the War Deportment, WAR QAZETTB. orriciAu. RrilpnMtsn off Qtnertl MeCl,ll*B? lh,rMBi Appointed to Fill the V?> wncy Occasioned by H1b Realgnmtlon, GENERAL ORDERS?NO. 28?. War Pepartrknt, Washington, Not. 14,1S64. Qrder*d by the President:? V. 1 bat the resignation of George B. MeClellan as major general In the United State, Army, dated November 8, end received by tbe Adjutant General on thelQtb Inst., be accepted as of the 8th of November. 2. That for personal gallantry, military tkill and Just confidence In the coerage and patriotism ef bis troops displayed by Philip H. Sheridan on tbe 10th of October at Cedar run, whereby, under tbe bloislng of Providence, bts routed army was reorganised, a great national dleaiter averted and a brilliant victory acbioved over the rebels for tbe third tlmo in pitched battle wttbin thirty days, Philip H. Sheridan is appointed major general in the United States Army, to rank as such from tbe 8th day of November, 1864. By order or the President of tbe United States. J?. D. TOWN8KND, Assistant Adjutant General. GENERAL NEWS. WAsnmnlbN, Nov. IS, 1884. SBCBITABT STANTON AND TBE OUIEF JUSTICESHIP? GENERAL BUTLER TO BE PLAURb IN TBE WAR DEPARTMENT. K M now reauced to a certainty that between sow and the meeting of the Supreme Court, oa the flret Monday in December, Mr. Stanton Is to be appointed te the va oaet Chief Justiceship, and Major General Butler brought lole the War Department. The choice was between General Duller and Governor Brougb, of Ohio; but the latter was dropped on aceount of Governor Denlson being already la tbe new Cabinet. TBI REPORTED OAPTUSB OP AUGUSTA, ?BORGIA, NOT CBBDITBD. The reperted capture of Augusta, Ga.,by Gen. Sbaraan, Is treated by tbe military authorities here at a pure .?award, tbere te wo infWmBMen here te mate the alight, est foundation for the rumor. Even If General Sherman is march tag ta that direction, be bos not yet bed time te reecb Augusta, end there Is no ei pee tattoo ef bearing from him tar several days, exsept through tbe Southern TBE BEIZURB 99 TBE FLORIDA. The suhJeot of the seism ef the Florida Hi the harbor ef Bahia has aot yet been presented to tbe United States goverament by that of Brosli. JUSTICE TO TBE NAVT DEPARTMENT. The remark of Mr. Seward In hie ? pooch lost Thursday evening, that If Secretary Welles would "etoee up tbe port of Wilmington he should neve a good deal less trouble with his foreign relations," baa excited some remark It should he known, In Justice ta tbe Navy Department, that It has been reedy end anxious for two yean past to attack and does uo that great entrepot of blockade run ners; bat tbe War Department has never been prepared ta cooperate. Tbe navy Is ready new to do Its port towards accomplishing what Mr. Seward and the people bare so loog desired, end If It could be done with* out tbe assistance of tbe military it would not loog re main a vexation and reproaeb, and a source of strength to tbe enemy. When circumstances ere euoh as to permit tbe publication of all the racta In this matter, It will be qoncluslvoly shown that, If blame reits anywhere, it Is not upon the Nary Deportment or tbe officers and man of our gallant navy. BON. ROBERT t. WALKER AND TBE TREASURY DE PARTMENT. There U beginning to be some uncertainty about tbe acceaelon of Hon. R. J. Walker to tbe charge of tbe Treasury portfolio. His private engagements are of such e character that It la doubtful U be conld undertake the poeltion if assigned to It. FINANCIAL BATTER". ft bod been determined by tbe Secretary of the Treas ury to anticipate tbe payment of the interest on tbe gold bearing hoods due In January. There Is reason to bellevh that orders to tbts effect bad been issued, but it Is slated positively to-day that tbls payment of Interest In edvaaoe is aot tabs made, tbe Secretary being unwilling, under existing clrouinstances, to assume the responsibility of reducing tbe amount of gold os baud. All efforts, there fore, of every description looking to tbe reduction In tbe prtco of the precious metal by aoy action of the govern maul are Indefinitely postponed, and none will probably be made until after tbe meeting of Congress. REVISION OF INSrRUOTIONS TO AOIMTS FOR TBS PUR CHASE OF COTTON IN THE REBEL STATES. The instructions to tbs geoeral agents of tbe Treasury Department for tbe purchase of cotton and otber sup plies from tbe rebel States are undergolog revision In ordsr to greater efficiency. - IMPORTANT TO IMPORTERS?-DECISIONS OF TBI SIC RBTAKT OF TDK IRBASUBT. A Dumber of decisions by the ?oor*tary of the Treasury of questions arising upon appeals by Importers from the declelooe of collectors of cuitome bare been printed,from which It appears that the duty of one and e hair cent per pound wu properly assessed on molten bulletc im ported from Canada, the article being of the eame char acter aa tt It wero to bare or pig*; aleo that ten per centum ad valorem waa properly asserted on crchelli weed undor the act of 1862. The gecmtary of the Troas'iry afllrme the declelona aaeeeaiug dutlee on braae padlocks, caet eteel tiree. aslee, shifts and othar forging* in the reogh, under the law of June lent, at tbo rate of forty.Ave per centum ad valo-em. Tho fcretary doea not concur with the New York appraliora in their specif report^ In which they claim tbnl ilthough the macEke knowa u a loom it uot n manufacture of which steel lea component part, yet the ebuttie, which la an accessory machine, a machine per it. being com posed partly of etral, render* tbe whale Importation In question a manufacture of eteel to part, acd tubjertt it to forty-tire per centum doty. Tbe Detriment, In analo gous rates, where the otsealfloatton of different article* in tbe same paokage could be easily determine 1, b'it directed that the rate of duly applicable to each yer u should ba separately levied. Tbe Secretary baa affirmed the decision assessing a duty of ten per centum ad valorem, se above, (or pipee, hogs, beada or other oaake or oertaln rough etaras imported frem Canada. The appellants bad claimed these aplit staves were exempt from duty under toe reolproclly treaty with Great Britain. An appeal waa raoetvad, dated April, 1*64. from the decision of tbe Collector at New York, aiactlog tbe pay mens of forty cents per gallon, In specie, under the set of March, 1664, on tlx quarter casks of brandy. The Secretary explains that tbe additional duly of forty oeota per gallon waa to be regarded an an internal reve nue tax oe all spirits bonded In government warehouses prior to Maroh T, 1*64 On spirits Imported on and after that day the oheraoler of the tax changed, and tt bee.)me thai of en import duty, end M such payable la funda re celvabte for dati?a. li appeared the brandy in question was imported into Now Vorli ApriU, lbC3, *o?l was 10 bond when the addltiooal duly of forty wots ool. tooted. Therefore tho si peilunis are entitled to the relief askod for, so far as relates to the payment iu Steele of the additional forty cents. *a distinguished trcm legal lander notes, so styled by them, UKL.KA8K or fcKBML 8TMrATDIZCRR, The citizens of Alexandria and the vicinity of the Orange and Alexandria Rallri ad recently arrested (and placed en the trains as a protection against attacks rrom gncrtlljs Jhave been released, and details from guerilla prlsooers oonOned la Alexandria! wU' Ix sent ool la the future for the same purpose. Ol'RRKOTION. The new Commissary General of Prisoners is General Weasell, not Weitxet, as printed in a Now Yorlt paper today. PIRSONAL. Seoor Barreda, tote the Peruvian Minister at Washing* I t?n? Its? reached Paris, France, to which country he has been transferred In a similar diplomatic oapacity. MILITARY AFFAIRS. j Qsnsral Butler's Hatlrement from Com mand la lb la City?His Farewell Order, dtc. GBNBRAL ORDER?NO. 3. UaAOquARTXRS, Citt or Nsw Yota, \ Not. 16, 180*. / la takiDg leave of the command which the exlgenclca ?f the service has thrown upon him in the State of Nee York, the Major General commanding cannot refrais from the act of Justice due to the provisional divtilos under command of Brigadier General Hawley, from ths Army of the James, and ths regiments of regulars from the Army of the Potomac, detailed for this special duty, to accord to them bis thmars, and the thanks of tbo ceun try, for their promptness, efficiency and cheerful good conduct In their duties, made arduous by the discomforts of a sea voyage and confinement on board transports in tne most Inclement weather. The shock of battle would not have so much tried their steadiness and soldierly qualities. He unites his congratulations with theirs that the law-abiding character of the penple of the Slate or New York, aod the influence of all good men, rendered all other services unnecessary. The (juariermaater and t'ommtseary stall or the Department of the Kaat rendered every service In moving and caring for the comfort of the troops. To the gentlemen of bis stair the Commanding Geoera ?lves no recommendation, because they know that they o their duty In all stiuattooa. Major General Daniel Iluiierfleld and Brigadier General Webb, who were detailed in tho city upon other duty, and Brigadier General Gordon, absent from bis command on sick leave, who volunteered their valuable assistance In devising, organizing and perfecting the dispositions of the troops, by which the utmost eilectlveness was se cured without aoy exhibition or force which would alarm the timid, or give cause of csvil to tbe disaffected, special praise would be duo were It uot tbut each did whui be expected from their ability and patriotism; each asking not what is assigned for mo to do, but what 1 do for the oause of tbe country. To the several officers hereinafter named respectively tho Comraaudlug General acknowledges his obligations, although not all in actual service, for their prompt action in reporting for duty, and most efficiently supervising tne several districts assigned them, giving valuable aid in transmitting sll information necessary to secure tne peace of the community and honor of tbe country:? Colonels?M. Murphy, Bar. oy, W. B. Bar too, Foster, J. B. Wilson, Beaks' staff. Lieutenant Colonels?O. Ker rlor, Morgan, Tallcoke, J. M. Raymond. Majors? A. E. Colgrsnt, fl. Gabell, T. O'Brleo, J. W. Payne, Charles J. Seymour, Trcmalne, V. E. Gray, Porter. Captalns-F. O. Burke, A. W. Norcross, M. Doogherty. Charles T. Grssu, W. E. Van Wyek, Lswls Mshrtnein, Hall, Watson, D. V. Wright. 0. F. Bealter, M. A. Stearns, F M. Hendricks, a Hultcn, Q. a Halstead, L. Crosby. Banks' SUIT, E. L. Molunuux. Lieutenants?8. R. Morgan, F. W. Roberta, F. Powell, A. R. Lssdow, H. B Loemis, O. Maebale, Jas. a King, A. Van Brandts. F. Cervel, M. J. Smith, W. T. Simms, H. C. Adams, Charles Hersoy, Lyons,E. u. Elliot, Alfred W. Craven, Ralph alls. Tbe Commanding General la grateful for the prompt and efficient co-operation of the police of tbo otor ot Now York, alwnya efficient to preserve tbe peaoa, save against overwhelming numbers. Tbe tbanks of the government ere doe to tbo American Telogreph Company, for putting their lines at tbe dtspo. sal of the military authorities, end the prompt traosml* ?loo of Intelligence. Thanks are given to Mr. Norman Wlard, who lender* his steamer, the Augusta, for the movement of tb? troops. By oommaad of Major General BUTLER. A. F. Pvrr*M, Capt. end A. A. A. G. Advsntnru of a ciargymsn's Ion-Hew Bwwmty Brokers Were Foiled. A somewhat curious aod complicated affair oceurred at tbe County Volunteering Committee rooms on Thursday laat, which gives another evidence of tbo raot of how dishonest aod grasping manv of our bounty brokers and agents are, aod also of the further Tact that very few of them elude tho vigilant eye or grasp of Chairman Blunt. A son or onj of our most respected clorgymen, who bad been m sorvics, aod, although bis term had expired, was so Infatuated with "war's stern alarums" that ho deter mined, much against the wishes of his reverend parent, tore-enlist. Ho soon fell Into tbo hands of some or i bo "good fellowa" about town, who oi course were too Willing to help him through. They bad him panned, but with cortalu conditions, ax his case for soundness wna represented as somewhat doubtful. He wanted, be said, no money for his own use, so made an arrange moot with bU good natured frletids to send two hundred dollars to his sisters in the country, and tbe other hun dred to go to the broker to pay tbe surgeon for passing | blm. Matters belog all fixed, bo presented bluuolf, was , passed, appeared before Mr. Bluot for bis bounty, which i was paid, end he was allowed, after a cloee Investigation, to hand tho whole of it?three hundred dollars?over to | bis friend to send to the sisters srorssalrt. Thug far ail I was smooth for the brokers Tho soldier went to Hart's Island, but to doe course heard from his I sislsrs, and thoy bod rece ved no money. Ho , managed to get word to Mr. Blunt, who caused | blm to be brought up from tho Island, and to ! whom was stated bis whole ease, giving names, Ac., of tbo i 'parties Interested." The chairman saw there was a f 'weasle In tho fonce," and Instantly put the Un tad Btstos Marshal on ice track. iu? parties ware found, and one declared he bad g voo. as he premised, one hundred dollars to the aurgo?n lor passing him i which was positively denied by tbe surgeon The broker finally owned up (hut he bad l ed shout tho mat ter, snd was rsady to fork over. Thus one h.ndred dot lar* was recovered. Tbo Marshal'* deputioa waro ool loof in fl tiding tb? other two worth lew, who ware to I trSLsmlt the two hundred dollars to tbe s'Stere, but for I got to do so. They cams ha'ore Mr. Blunt with gri st * assurance; but he soun witlsfied ttem that It was of no use putting ob sirs, sad simply told them ths money I must he forthcoming. Tbey wore anxious to know If tins | would be the Dot of It if tliey paid the m?r,oy back. Tho chairman would give no pledges. They concluded finally to hand rver, which they did, when the Supervisor Immediately hinted the trio over totbel'rovost Marshal snd tbey soon found quarters until an investigation could be had, on Uedloes Island, to whl e away their lo,sure and eitjov the cool and braclug air of that sea girt isis. T he reverend father of tbe s"ldi#r, who was present dur ing ths invevtirstion, was of course delighted with the promptness or tbo proresdlugs on tbe peri < r the chair | man, and with the complete success that attended his efforts, while tho defrauded soldier was for dragging the i scamps to the front with blm and give thsm a chance In ths hrst "forlorn hor$.'' Tho?e scenes of forced restitution, which are constantly occurring in Mr. Blum's offlco, only show how and by whom the world is made up, and what Iniq.il'les are constantly attempted on our brave aoldlcr boys. But they have truo friends In tbe world ready to serve them. I It Is a great trick or these brokers to attempt to grab i [ the ft,0 hand money. Jhoy have offices all ov?r ibe city, with flaming p'araids out offering the highest bounties, Ac. Aceuntr.vrr.au or other, with s frleud In company, seeing the;?e. stops In mud makes inquiries into matters. Broker !\ud? Miej* are op tho way to the Supervisor's office, snd as he cannot indues them to enlist under bis banner, follows tha n to lbs office of Mr Blunt and claims to have brought In the volunteer and therefore coiiued to lbs usnd money, $60. "Who era you," suys Mr. Blunt. '?I am the broker " 'G Id this ugly looking brokor bring you here'" (to the volunteer), "lie came along with us yotir honor." 'lid he indues you to corns ?" "A devil a bit of It " "Weil, who did?" "Mo own brother there, be did It." "Tneu be Is entitled lo the $60, here, take it, and you Mr. Brokor, nuzzle, and don't you let me see you agaio in these headquarters inlet* you can coma bound ly." Mr Itrorer snakes h a shaggy mane snd leaves It requires all the eyes of ergus to keep the track of these fellows. Thay are again nuking tbelr aitem is te inveigle, men Into other States to < ollst where he ha- he thinks a heiter chstice to pick his pocket, nut tbey',,re tnoJij sharply arter by the city and state sjlborillo. and when found out will be sure to have the full penaittoe of tbe law enforced upon Ihsm. So look out. Seveatyalath RtWfiirh Volantears.v | A muum meeting or this floe oorps WM bold I act cran ing at the Moroor Honrs, corner of Mercer and Broome ?(roots. The object of the meeting was to organize under the New York Mate National tiuard law. Tne old char tor of thorn to the held has boon renewed, under tho gal lant ( "looil 8 M. Hllott, whoao devotion with the old Perenty-rieth (Scotch) tr too woll known to nil. Tne headquarters will be the Mercer Hooee, as formerly, of sixteen thousand men hare been from whence upward* aeot to tbo war. Disaster tw diss Selsooner Carrier Deri, Toso.w, C. W? Nov. 15,1584. The scboooer Carrier Dove foundered yesterday at Long i feint, and wm ab?H><lonedL THE TALLAHASSEE. Exciting Chase of the Pirat* by the Montgomery. A RUSHING FIGHT BAIBTMHTIK Three CuobeaU Join in Pursuit, bat Are Distanced* The Pirate Escape# Under Cove* of tlie Night* 1NTBEESTIN0 DETAILS OF THE AFFAIR, Our Rural Corr*?pond?a?*t Bsacroar, N. C., Hot. 8,1884. The United Btatea aleamer Montgomery t* lying oall ?Ida the bar, baying arrived from aea U?ia morning. Hue report* a moat desperate Cbaae and engagement with ihe pirate TalUbaasee. Yeeterduy morning, wbile ernlalng off tba forth flaro llna ooaat, ibedlaoovered a black amoke on the bortaoa, and supposing It to proceed from some blockade runner* ?be stored in Its direction. After the cbaae bad continue* for soma time the bull of the stranger was plainly soooi but ahe suddenly changed bsr course, and for two otf three hours bar mov>menla were very strange. But U?? Montgomery pursued ber with tbe utmost vigor where over she went, and after e long time bed eo gatne* on her as to have der In full view. She was a loaf whiteacrow steamer, schooner rigged, with two stack a, and answered tbe deecrip'.oo of tbe pirate Talle hassee; and uo .< oner was this known than tho Moot gumery'scrow were wild with Joy. Shortly aflerweidg tbe retel Dag was visible, and a war pendant waa flytof from ber malnmaet. Everything was propared for action,and at the flraf dawn 01 hope that the guu.of ihe Montgomery m.gbf reach ber ??banul" tbey went, one after another , but tbe distance waa too great, and they fell far short. Th* pirate displayed great cowardioe, and did ber utmost to Th^Montgomery continued lo lire from ber forecastle sun, and tbe flying TallahaiB.e far some time anawore* shot' for shot. Had the Montgomery attempted to us? bor broadside guns, lu bringing them to bear she would have lost ground iu the choso, and thus all bopea of e?p* sure or destruction would have been lost. During this time three gunbo its were In light and dolnf their utmost to get up with tboobaaa; but before darM ous of them waa lost lo sight, one was wo far away to b? mado out, while the Llllao, a very f.st steamer, Da* nearly come up with tba Montgomery. Me also fired e? the rebel, but to such disadvantage that lb* shots foi| abort. During the artomoon tbe pirate wn* !? sboro of the Montgomery, and bar onl? chance of escape to Ma waa to erom tba MaotJ gomary'a bow.; but tbl. sb. concluded waa too daugaroua an undertaking, and aba w.aaly decided U* cutlnue on bor courm until nlgbt abould give hoc a? ; opportunity to escape. During tbe latter part of lh? ch.se the TaUabaaaoa waa far ahead; yet aba was ?? i thai she could not turn lo tba right nor to tba let* without runulng serosa the bowa of either the l.ilian oS the Montgomery, aa aba waa between them. The two Union steamers war# eo well managed aa W compel the pirate to keep a direct oourso, and tba oom8 ran In snob a direction that ahe would aoon bo cut air ?9 tbe land, and aha was thus completely cagad la. Haw not night com# oa It cannot bo doubted that bar dealrum lion would bavo been certain. Bat tho sun went down, and at almost ibe very earn meat whan victory would have crowned our arma inn black wioga of night wore *proad ovor Ibo plrala an# shielded bar from barm. She waa oomplelety lost la ylaw, and wbara aba want no oua knows Tbia deaparata and excltlag cbaae and extraordinary running engagement lasted from about tan o'chic# In tba morning uutll dark. I am told that It would ha difficult to describe lb# sceno produced among ouc brave bluo Jackets by the bitter disappointment wbicB tbey were compelled to etiduro. Every man waa eiger for a close nglit.and many heartfelt remarks were mada worthy of our hravtt ami noblest ti.an. Aud when ibo pirate Ttlllabn.aee w n.; .avoidably lost, toMw* tbey oooid Dot turu night into day, their laelinga nought relief only In tears. Home excellent abota wore made by tba rebol; sod I au? told that, although ahe was flying from tbe Montgomery, oue passed directly over hor. Two abuts from tho .U nl gomery apparently threw the spray on Hie decks of tba 0 ,w happy and extremely foriunate pirate. Admiral Porter Is vigilant, ami is determined lo rid tba seas of rebel craft, so far as I tea In hia power, by soud* log out cruisers. Tlte Uptra. Lloda dt Cbamouulx was given si the Academy hag nlgbt, the second subscription Dlght of the oe? 'OaOcn. Ihe threatening* of an early winter, which were India rated by alight snow f ill yesterday, and which cuimf nated In a damp, murky and unpleasant almoephe-a daring the afternoon, were not favorable to fall bnusea at tho o;era or the theatres, and although the weather cleared up somewhat about the "witching hour" when opera cloaka are adlusted on graceful shoulders and tba last Jewel Is carcfoily placed In the bair, still tba Academy last bight showed soma evidence of tho inilu coco o' dark skies tnd a chilly atmosphere. But wba? the honao wanted in numbers was amply eupptle* la beauty and brilliancy. The crowd was no# aa great aa on lbs opening night; but, Iheu, the opera was not so attractive nor did ihe rast o- ml ina the talent which now evidently rules supreme m iba Academy. l.ioda. although very brilliant, and pernatm one of the finest of tho composer's eirly works, Is not aa much of a favorite wllh o ir public as some of Domretll'V l,,nr comp sitions?il Polluto.ffor Instanc-". which hid ? gre it success on Monday ulght?a succe-s i*i has ''u# ent'rely to ihe insi'ner in wh ch It w*s rendered, for Ig b is uoi the ever prominent culm of novelty P> recona? mend It, having been produced here on seveial srevlou* occasion*. Inaddltlao to the e'egentcoeiunies who h every, wh re met the eye wo observed last right ihe ever pleas* ing variety or military iiDlfo.ii.s acaitared through tha iioi.hr a isaturo lu ou'Opei s House whl< h .. d u. rota* mon as It ought to be. Where lair women ossombla, with ail the appliances of the toilet, which render their Charms ra?re charming, brave meo need not he ashamo* to wear the honorable livery wbtch stamps the soldier Off Ibo republic as a hero end a patriot. Tonight Ion fll?. vanni will be given, with Zuccbi lo her tine < U of Ik una ADna to which, *lth her gre.il dramatic genius, she naa glveu'a prominence which wc bavo uot been ccoust niea to see. CItjr Intelligence. Drowsivo Of mm Cm. a bra Tin Horsr Jocrit, flostcw Joxra.?Id yesterday's paper a brief paragraph ap oared, announcing tbe death by drowning of a man named Ho race Jones In tbo Delaware rlvor. ft a| pears that th# unfortunate mm Is tbe well known borse Jockey, florae# Jones, proprietor of the Lafajetto atablce, In YUicer street, ucar Houston He was on a gunu>nir cieurnue af the time with ten others, In a aaliboat, wm<b was ui se| by a sudden squall. four of the party were drowned. He is said to have bung on to tbe boat for orcr two boors, and would bare been sated in -eaa tb?n live uuootaw more by the arrival of a aloop, wbicb w?e cumit c to hlw rescue but his strength gavo out and be a nk. HI# hunting due remained by bla side and went down wltta him. hut shortly nfterwarda its body floated ash rs, nod. Its collar was lakes oft and aent to tbls city. Jooex was about Arty ysars of age and leases a wife sod na ohiUt? lie wea said te be tbo beat double teem driver in th# Lotted Males. rtRiri#H-it*SMCJt.,t SOCIAL A ?sect a mow ? On Friday last# masting of C maduns and natives of the various NortH American British provinces took piece et the Steven# TTmse, In Hroadwey, Dr. Clarke, of Cobnrg. C. W , pr#? aiding. The object of the meeting was to form a social association, after the medal of other naiiojm^soelettea And tbo matter waa taken up quite warmijt^W"* gcnilm men preaent organized tbemselvee Into tbe^Vrltiab-Amm rican Association," end resolved to hold future meeting* Death raoM Isjcriw Mr. Charles Jacobs, recently aw engineer employed in tbo Morgan Iron Works, who bed one of bis arms crutbed in the mae.hlr.ery of a guoboet^ tbe engines of wblcb he was testing on toe Sth malanl. dtod yesterday in tbe New Y' ik Hospital. Cor i er lw tin lieid an lequeet os the body, and the jery rendered ? verdict of ?Aroidental daub." I ereeeed wee twenty byf years of age end a native ol t oonectfeat.