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JAMBS UOULM'S BKVUTt 1DIT0R AKD nmPMCTOa. rrrici w. w. co?mk or rui-roN an? Nassau srs. Volumr XXIX No. 33G AkUfiKMENTM THIS KTLNIMU. MRLOS OARDBN, Broadway ? Coa?ICAN BaotrtBRS. WALLACK'S ThKATKh Mroadwav ? To Mairt or >OT TO M ?l|Kl ? Kl. 1.1 L t'l I I ?. WIMKKGAKDRN, lirKlwijr ? Hiklwt. OUiriC TIUiTlin. Broadway.?8t. Gaorub tup m> Du?t,uoiiH ? Milk , Wu.tr NEW Hl)\\ KK? TIIKAVRH. Bowery ?W -timc roa 1 U? V BBDlCt?J ACK S Ttlk L ?0 ? K AKSA-Vou.< ? Aka lCA. FuW f 1U THEATRE, Bowerv. ? Thk WiLr Bor?Pitik 8?u-?iu?ii( Mtatm-n iLliil Mi'koik. BROADW \\ TI1KATKE, BiosJwat. ?1* jor Gentle *an?PaorLB's Lawikii lAHNf*1 8 Mt'SBI'M, Brotd*M,?Tm"i Mammoth f?' OiRLS-IiiKr* Giants?T?o nw.Rrs?Ivnux ? >RrncH aitu?aiu?. 1)k ibatic FkRiOKki.\rfa?Day and JitniBg BRYANTS' MINSTRELS. Mechanics' Ha!!, 472 Broad ??>. ?I'.IHIOriAN boM. ?, Ua.N. ts, JJURLL'SiAlJfcS, At ? LlollI Kbigabb. wonxvs MIVSTREL HALL S14 Broa-lway?Ltunoa Pbai-biu?kruioriAN Sonus, Oanck-i, Ac CAMI'BRfX'8 MT1STKKI.S. Ill and ?0( Bnwerv _ Varisp AM) Exciting .Vius.i or Kth:ji?ia.-? Odditibi? UWIM ASP OA SPUR. fcALLl. HABOLiyCK 4bi itroajcay ? Robert Hsllbb ? HOVE i Ti APRt,. 7J 3r >a! var ? WooDRosrs's Dona *ia> Ti-.ocra or Ula<? Bu>w?-k?. VAN AM BURGII k Cn.'S MAMMOTH MENAGERIE, E5i> aud 641 Broadway.? Uwi 'r-,m JA.M. lo 1U 1'. M. 1IIPPOTHK *TKOS. Kiueteenth street ? Don and tlnv *?T ACTOi.>? baCRSTRIA*. ?T>?: aSTIO A..U ACROBATIC E? vbbtaikhbvts. POPWORTII H ALL, SX 3roi* .wav ? Anrk*os Ward Abonc tub Mokuo.s AMERICAN THF \TRF. So <14 Rroadwsr. ? Bai isrs, Fantomimks, BtULksvi'ss, Ac ?Tna WooDi'tmkiis. IRVING TTALL, Irving iace.-Tnio. Tuomas' Firsi DiMrao.Mc so itaa VANNUCai S MLKEI'aI, wo Broadway.?Morttto Wax FlGVkBS. K?w York. Saturday, Uri. 3, 1864. the situatiox. Tbe reports of the biltlo ai Ftauklto, Tennessee, wbic?) we publish tbia morning not only corroborate the accounts heretofore given, but greitij cnhanco toe bril liancy and completeness or tbavictry. Tb5 capi-ire o! thirty stand? o. colors uqJ a tbrjiind prijooors'><r cor troops, and tbe icis o' ea tcoosaai in kuied nod w joled by tbe eocrny, attest the desperate anl iaogiiniry character cf tbe ccmbit Aroocg the rebel (?""ceri ?lait are Gceril Wiri A lams and Gssfral Pafcic It. Cle urne, aod It ts reported that a r?bfli tna ir poneral was boroe oirtte field mortally wounded. Qeo> r?. Thomas' army yestardiy wa? in i:ce of b?ttle w'thiB ? Tew mile- of Nuhvilie. bis left wing resting on Mur i.oesboio. ReluforcetjenU were rapUly atrlv ne. wbtic a fleet of wooden aud lroo-cUd gunboats Uy -u the river ready to co operate. Hood's arm r it m clove proiitoiiy 4" tbe I o on linen. Tbe o ws of an eog? emeat tray reach us at any hjomaul. With regard to General ; j:rmitj's movemencs 'o Geor gla, we learn from Richmoti'l papers of tii? 3Jth u't. that ? small party ol civa ry sett out to commnnicate with the Tnion tleet at Baaufort bad be^-n iotercoptcd by the rebels, part of them cop;t?,-ed, Br l th<> rrmainder termed to fall back n on tbn mat i bod-. Toejr b d, nowever, prevloualy struck tbe railroad running from Augusta to j B?v*unali, captured a pas n?e-train of car.-, and, duuht- i lees, damaged be trick to ?ome cxtcut. rte Richmond j M'Aijor tbr 30th furthermore anno'ince* ibat "Sherman'.* rnaio force is ctill In the Interior o( Georgia, malting ve > lln<* progroB? towards tbo cobiI bi.t th* Sxa lintr of tbo next day li forccd to aomtt that Sherman will jooreed in reaching the sea co*st inch waa tbe mil ? situation in Ge orgia at i Jt account*; aud II is not ^rprising, tberofore. that tbo rebel pres.* lament that should have been " e^t'.ched or' In leanesire j that they should likewise Lbaso Jeflf liavn as tbe I ?tbor of tbe e^iatin; unhappy condition or *0airs. Kr m tbe Army of tbo rotomac we bate an official report of a sueressful expedition of General Greg* * cavalry, sent out to ascertain if any of I.ee's forces bad been despatched souttiwarl to iulcrcrpt General -her man In bis march tbroucb Georgia; but no in'ormatiot cou d be obtained on this point. Tbe expedition, b"W ever, captured tbe rrb* 1 defences at Si^oy Creek station, wtiicb wtro deroaded by Inraniry ?cd cavalry, with artillery. Two guns were taker and tpked, as tbey could not be brought away. Ibe utpot ar>d ail tbe sbcpo and public buildings were burted. atid a iar?< quan'iiy f grain , ha\ , bucon, Clotbli.g nOitLunii.on kLd g .verument store.1 destroyed At Puvall a stailcL, s!ro, c. ttn erable j roperty * an de Btioyed. VMien tb' i fi) ?^r l? tt tbe expedition with tbt despatch Larnt'.ng i s progre?a tbe rebels bad coneen trated and were ii Honing our trjo;>s, but doubtless Ceueral Gre^g rctumei aa>ly to camp. Botb Gei.eral Grant ar d General I .tier bave returned to their respective Lead ;ua*ter., after a b Itf visit to N rfclk, and tbe tati*r Las commence) fie work of consolidating tbe lentb and Klghtcenih C rpg and the formal ion or aarpniatr cot; sol colored troops, ticket fir n^r continues to be actively kept up al ng tbe llnee of bo h tbe A tny of tbe Potomu'- and tbe Army of tbe J. rues 1be I icbm"tid pap<rt state that three Monitors ano our laud b?ti rie<-ergaged the ene my a ba.tery at 11 .wiett a on lUoitVth, w 'bout itfl>ct:cg my injury. There is no Lews of import?vn ? irom tbe Shenandoah . Dur cavalry api?ar to ba active y t-utiaged In recua eoltrlng the pof tiont of tbe enemy. <.>n the S4th u!'. Miiaby, wltb coe bund id a> d ofty of bis g .erilla band, attacked tbe rauip or the See nd cavalry. Oj ibis occa lion Mosby caught a tartar, lor be was speedily rqutod, with a loss of n ie?>r. kii <d and t?eue taken prisoners. Our loaa?e in the adair near Mount lackxon on tbe Stud ?it , when tbe D iion cavviry fought F?rly's eotire force for several bours, was seventy-fix, lacludiog killed, wounded and misamg By ibe arrival o; tbe Kveoln. Star, from New Orleant 26tb nit., w? bave iaterestti j; ' ews lr?.m tbe Gulf lbs report of Ibe arrival of tbe rebel Captatu Femmes at Ilagdad, Mexico, Is cunOrmrit. lie arrived at 'bat place ?I. ibe 11th ult., aod imtiiertlalo'y croo^d tbe Rio Grande, on bis wsy to Richmond. At Hat n K<<uge, on the nlgbt of tbe 23 J bit., a jx rtjon of tie (>eo itenti ry budding was tlasTroyed by flra. One bundled and lorty mules, foriy (i rfes and seventy-five sets of uarness wre consumed, (t Is reported that tbc< rebel General Forrest baa Issued a order prohibiting bit troops fro u bring ujioa unarmed transports. Governor Vsnce, In a recnt Bi<'*?age to !he I^flsla lure of North Carolina, couf rtos tbe reports, heretofore |)?bltsh?d, reg .r. ing the ixisteote of organir.ed ban Is Of rebel devitrs .? it <- w?ett rn portion of tb it Ktata lie says?" ha west n border of tbe Hite is subject to raids and doore istloos from btnds of lawlestmen, ?rbo swarm In 'he n.ounntn frutitler, and murder, burn and de-troy with ravage e.rj. tv Some of the Interior ?oat.'tiea alao are infested bv deserters, representing ?early every State In tbe cot'-derary *no lurk In tbe ? waixipe and mountains. Heal,ag, plundering, aad lo nany Instaa es murdering tbe lubaniUnts. In tome t> aces tbey muster la si rb f rta as a m st to sm'xint tc ? suapaasloa of lbs civil authority, aided and protected, H its/ an, If uatr fria*!to. All of ny efforts to abate the nnieance by oflbrte of pardon ba?lag proved fruitless, I km no remedy tor lb* evil bill to ouiiaw them and drive tbem from the Stale by the ttroag hmd." Tbe rebel Congrees are dMmiselog In socret aeeslon the qneetloo of susj onding ! it ><f habeas oorpus In tbe confederacy. ELEOPEAH HEWS. Tho elesmshlo llivaria, from Southampton on the lCtb November, passed Cape FUco ye*lorday on tier voyagu to Now YorU Tbo slevnsbtp China, fram Qiccrstown oo tbe 30th of November, reacnei lots purl yesterday afternoon, aflur a very rough voyage. lbe news by tbo China l? sevet t.iys later. Tbe Lonuon Time and London /'oft newspapers publish special letter* from New York, dated to lbe 6lh of No ven.bor, in wblcb tbelr correspondents allude very freely to ll.e plot* and pit; ?ralloos of tbe rebels and their agents, e? usance ami gympslhizp.-ii to disturb tbo peace of tbe Northern Slate;?by incendiarism and raids lr >in tbe Canadiaa b>r l?r?it the moment of tbo Presl Hernial electl n. Tteso E.ig''sb writers allude, in evident d'sapr* lutmeut and grief, to the umely precautions un dertaken by Secretary -Seward and carried out so judt clo inly b? <*?i erau Pix and Butler for lb? foiling and rup pressiou <* ibe rebel schema* and acta. It 1a made pretty evident, by tbe contents of those communications, that Hritisb a.-enia in New V r* knew a good d -al of tbe con spiracy now so fortunately exploded, both in its Incep tion anj progress. Captain Morris, commander of tbe privateer 1 lorlda, had arrivad in I'aria, in company with Mr. Mason, the rebel commissioner m London. Tney were received with great respect and attention by tbo rebels resident In tbo French capital. Despatches relative to a joint protest in tbe case of tbe Florida had been oxchangod between the g ivernmmiis of r.nghnd and France; but our special correspondent in Paris thinks lb t official action will be su?pe.ided until reports of tue affair reach tho two Cabinet* from Brazil. Tbe quesi'on or liability of tbe underwriter* for tbe value of goods seized to lbe Urltlsh blockade rnnner Poterboff was argued In tbe Kojllsb Court of Common Pless The judges reserved their decision. Rebel organs 1a London boist that tbe new Confederate war steamer sheonndosti?aupp mod to be tbe N?a King bad gone out on service fully armed and manned, and in exce'lent trim, lo repiaco tbe Florida. Tbe New York emigrant atilp Great Westers was de tained nt Liverpool by lbe local authorities on the charge that a la ve nr-nber of tbe passengers were recruits for tbe Union army, enlisted in Ltocasbiro, Fnglaod. Tbcre was some confusi.m about lbe matter, and lour or live young men bad led tbe vessel and gone usbore. An American cttzm n mod Murphy hail been arrested and committed to Jail in Ireland, ciarjed wiib biting en gaged In recruiting for tbe foiled Slates army. In tbe Italian Legislature tbo goner il debate on the convention with France was brought lo a ci -se. Si^nor Raitazzl spoke iu favor of lbe measure. Tho reaclio- iry party opposed it strongly Geuerat 1a Marmora adbtred to bis determination not to continue in nfflco longer than ' be time occupied tu lbe transfer ol tbe capital of lu>y to F loreuca. General De'la Rprere. lately Italian Minister of War, is deal, lbe General beld tue post of Governor ot Sicily alter tbe annexation. a I arid jcurnal uenles a report to the effect that M Droayn de Miuys had addressed a despatch to Home and a circular note to all the Catboiio Courts in Kurope de clai iug that I ranee guarantees ine temporal power of tbe I Pope Tbe Paris Pa'.rie, however, declares that n des- ' pitch of tbe French Foreign Minister, dated Noveciber T, annuo ed ibat tb i i roroug applica'ion of the princi pie A neo intervention cannot be insisted oo in lbe caae >f Komu, wb'cb is '-ttrt capital ol Catholicism." Tbe fiarthaidian rcvolutiemsts,' as they are termed, hid nude aoother vigorous demonstration, leading to a serious collision with tbe Austrian troops, in Venetla, and it was said tbr.t tliev contemplated a movement in - Ualllcla. lbe Italian Cabinet anxiouxly denied any knowledge or complicity with the insurgent.', and avownd Il8 intention to preserve tbe neutrality of tbe frontier Martial taw tud been proclatmea in eighteen districts tbe Austrian provlne.es of Frlull and Trev.oo >entlne>* und patrols received orders to lire upon a'l assemblages wbicb, occe summoned to d ispsrse, rail to gtve an ip stant obedience. The formal exchange of tbe ratifications of tbe treaty of peace beineeu tbe German Powers and Denmark took placo in Visnna at noon November 10. Tbo Panlsh gov ernme. t offcially released tbe people ot the duchies from tbuir Allegiance, and tbe Ring, in a proclamation, bid farewell to bis lain subjects. Consols c osed in I/>ndon November lf> at 91 a91li for morey. Tbe rate of discount remained at eight per cent The iffturns or the itajk of England and Rack of Frtrce were ot i very favorable character. lbe Liverpool cotton market wus buoyant, at an ad vnni'e ra ginir from one-half to one penoy on tbe 19th of November. Itreauslufls were quiet and steady Pro visions Inactive MISCELLANEOUS NEWS A horrible affair occurred In tbe Tombs about four o'clot* yestrrdav morning, involving lbe lives of mo men and the fatal Injury of another one II appears tb^.t .1' hn I'onovdn, a discharged so dier. who bad beeo locked up in m iarve room with a dozen or more mei ?all com milled lor intosicaiiuB or iiiKanity, resulting from that v ce?se;7ed aa iron bar abo it three It-el in leugtb. weigh ing nearly teu pouiidt, and struck, (wbile down) two of bis com par tuns, uamcd James MrlKmalu and William Kenrndr, on the ueud, Iracturing tlieir okulls and causing dejlti in a few rnotn-iits. iionnvan also struck anutber ?uan, named VVi lt?in George, on tbe h??d with the iron b <r, and tr iclured bis akull in aucb a manner th a be Is not exircteJ to stirtlvc hi* Iniurlcs I?on ivau, who nrdoubted y wa- Buflerlng from a sudden attack if deli rium tremens, was filially diaarmed and secured after several pistol Rhots had b:< n llrcd at turn by^ibe Sixth precinct police. <me of wbieb lodged iu tbe sbuuldcr of tie<rge Heury Hill, intllclitig a serious noood. An In qU' ?l was b<-ld yesterday afternoo i, and after bearmg ail tbe testimony, the Jury rendered a verdict agaoiet tbe prisoner, ?ho was commuted to await ibeacitoool the Grand Jury. The rep rt published In yesterdav's papers of the s.tlcly of tbe t? ?msiuo Vorib Mar, and sent to us by our ship news collector, he regrets tnsay, is entirely win. out fo nd til n. It wai coinu inicated to bim by a pe* sou on bcaid tbe ste>mshlp Kmpire City, fron New Orleans, and It an tbe topic of < onveroatinn on that 4learner's pier al tb ? time. and. being entirely prollatile he sent il tons as an important fact The Sortb Star nailed fro-i New York November a. and her outward bound pvaenners reached i: Krancisco id tDe siaas Sacramento on tbe 2*io Jit Hon. Jan.ea Speed, of Kentucky, was yesterday ap pointed hy tbe President Attorney 'len jral of lbe I (tiled Slates, io piace ot Judge lloll, who declined tbe poanion Aboui cigtn ? cloc'n yes.erday morning a c tllisiou oc curred in lb ? F.tal river lietW'-en a United Stales steam transport aiidoueof the llrooklya ferrynoata. Tbe trans pott struck lbe ferryboat atnidihtps, but (ortnuaieiy not In sucb a way as to causo serious tnjjrles Tbe greatest con<-teroalion, however, was occasioned among th'' pas se -era on the ferryboat, aujl many of tbem were so niucti alarmed that they were readv lo jump inlo the wat-r, Ibiiiking that there iv is no otbe^ bo^ of eaCipo A tuiilM)?t fortunately carue to tue relief aed coovcyed lbe I'sssengers to tbe wbarf of the Empire Stores Pnore Haiiey, a negro wuo bad bien lockod up at I'ohce Headquarters for more than a week, at lbe Instance r>fft rs'-euua ofbeef, name unkuosss, was releaaed yea terdsy on a wrllof bsbeaao.nrp is Ay Judge Cierke of the i-upremn f'ourt. Tbe -Judge characterised lbe imprison ment o' tbo negro as a gioaa ouiraje. aud sal I leT Davis could not be guilty of any greater act of despotism. In tbe case of Gusterman vs. Dieis, wbern an action was brought on a bill of einnauge payable In pounds sterling, Judga I?alf. Of lbe Courl of Common Pleas y outer day decided that tbe value of eiorllng coiid not bo fixed by stsluie, and that a* exchange was forty-five above pir at the time or the Iran.ic'lon, lbe plalDlifl wni.iii be entitled lo recovor $0 44 aa tbo vu.ue of each pmoi' In tbe Coort of General Sessions yesterday Judge R i-aei K-nti'i.eed Wat. Hennet ten, convicted of robb ng Job(i A Ale at. to impris >mna ' in lbe Slate prison (or twenty yeai s and alt months, * Tbe stock market w?s piiga y better yea?e'd*y morn Ing but II weakened In tbe afternoon, and closed dull Gold opened at Mi ?n . olosed al 33'il4. ,Uuvernmsnt Mcarlnee were strung. The markets w ro g?nerally Irre .ilar yesterday, and in view of the llucloaiiog tendency of gold, prices of most article* were nominal. Foreign merchandise was quiet. Domestic produce was dell, with a fee txeep lions. On '< bsngH the flour msrkst was lees active, bat 6c a 10c. bigbar. Wbeat advanced In. ate., with more doing u>ra ess 2c, a 3* higher, while oata were lowar with more doing Por* op?>ed heavy, bat clnaed Arm an advance of |1 p* barrel Beef Arm, while lard without decided oftaof* la WbLMf Km ! freights tatet, ilo?d's Defeat la TiiaNM-llMrai*'! A?(v*arr?'l'lae 0|>tr*IUM U?l art to t'lNi the Trar. Tbe victory ia Tennessee proves to have been a very severe blow to Hood's advancing army. Thomas only hold the position at Franklin for the opportunity of delivering a hard hit, and therefore it could scarcely have been hoped that be would be able to put so much punishment in it as be appears to bave done. Nor is it probable that he could bave punished so severely, under tbe circumstances, any other rebel general but the rash and pre cipitate Hood. This battle was even worse on Hood's part tban tbe attempts of the same general to force Sherman's lines in front of Atlanta. Tbe rebel infantry was forced in masses against a position that the enemy had not examined at all, and a persistent attempt was made to carry fortifications that bad not been reconnoitred even from behind a line of skirmishers. As a consequence, this infantry was cut down by grape and canister from guns of whose pcsition and existence tbe enemy had no knowledge till they received tbeir fire. Hood's loss is stated, not unreason ably, at the large figure of six thousand, and ours at seven hundred. Hood's army thus lessens as he advances, while that under Thomas increases by the continual arrival of re* inforcements. Hood will have another oppor tunity to repeat this battle nearer Nashville. Sherman still makes a tolerable noise in the Richmond papers despite their determination to keep silent as to his movements. The 1 Southern people must be a sorely bewildered I generation if they attempt to get anr satisfac tory view of Sherman's progress and prospects from tbe K:chmond papers. Such comical in consistencies as those papers heap one on the other were never before seen in print. By universal consent they agreo that Sherman's advanoc is only a raid?a movement of no great importance; and yet they hardly give a thought to any other subject They say that the movement cau bave no military result. This idea they put forth with what Falstuff was wont' to call "damnable iteration," and eai bellisli it with evory trope described in the rhetorics. He may oocupy Macon, they sr.y; but he cannot bold it. He may march across tho country; but cannot stay in it. He may bnra bouses; but what of that? And so they go on through all the particulars. Well, then, if Sherman's operation can have no military re sult, it is only so much effort wasted; and Sherman is just where tbe rebels ought to de sire him to be?that is, in a place where he can do the rebel cause no harm. Yet tbe bolder ones of these same papers pitch into the rebel gov ernment for having sent Hood to Tennessee. They speak of his army as ono that Davis and Hood had takon o(T Sherman's shoulders, ?'to carry it through the mountains and st*ck it in the mud between Tuscumb.a and Florence." They speak of it as a "switched off" army, nod wonder ? who it is that has "so entirely succeeded in rendering Hood's army absolutely useless." Now if tbeir own theory of Sherman's harmlessness be true, bis is the firm/ that has been switched off; be Is the general who has been gotten out of the way, that Hood may go forward to Tennessee, and thus Sherman's presence in Georgia is the triumph of tbe Richmond strategy, as also is Hood's in Tennessee. When the R chraond papers cone te tbeir arguments, they ought to remember the color they have given to the facts, aol if they realty fear Sherman's pres ence in Georgia, they ought not to forget that they are all the time telling the people there is no danger in it Augusta, we arc told, is quite safe. Savan nah is "girding up her loins," and there is great activity everywhere. We ara told of tbe arri val of veteran troops from Virginia, and we are furnished with tbe name* of the cities that Sher man has not threatened, and with the names of those be cannot take. Of course tbe list in cludes all tbe cities in the Southern States. Now suppose that Sherman does not want all t :e?e places that the enemy say he cannot take and does not threaten. Suppose that he is in different who hold* Macon, Milledgeville, Au gu*ta, Charleston or Savannah, and has another purpose in the movement of his army besides tbe capture of those o tics. Indeed, it would not be without purallel if Sherman's operation, so grand a one on its face, had another object be side a"V that it can carry out against Georgia it it were, in short, already a part of tbe ope rations against Richmond. Lrt us give a nop to Southern vanity aud say that it it anolhur application, though ou a far grander scale, of a movement attempted by General Lee last summer?and we can still see some good in it?while every rebel must, of course, admit that every idea is grand (bat comes from Lee. In the summer Leo saw that Grant had our whole Ka tern force concentrated on the James, that Wa?hington, Maryland, Pennsyl vania, all were exposed, and he moved Early down the valley?while alarm spread through out every Northern city. He hoped to draw part ol Grant's force away from the Jau>es, and so weaken tbat leader and get the advan tage of a final victory. Now all thin is the other way. liood is out of reach, and Lee bas concentrated at Richmond all available force/ having stripped every point south of it. Sher man, therefore, becomes u farslghted and hard hitting barly, and marches grandly forward into the Maryland and Pennsylvania, tbe Washington, Baltimore, Pniladelpbi* and New Yerk of the so-called Southern confederacy. Will he not weaken Lee* Will he not en able Grant to strike? More than a month ago Lee dared not venture upon a move ment (hat would risk the loss of twenty men; but Ewell's corps bas now been sent 10 Georgia, and the Augusta papers hurrah over its arrival. Lee must and will send to Georgia still more men?and lot no one lool any apprehension lest Sherman's victory should be rendered doubtful by those forces. If Lee sends to Georgia so many men tbat they can have any hope to stand up against Sherman, Sherman's victory will bave bees gained before any battle is fought, nnd be need not even fight at all. If Augusta or Savannah ?re made safe Richmond will be tbe city tbat falls. We are therefore still on the very threshold of the grand events that Row naturally out of Sherman's advanoe. Before the end of tbe year all of the great operations that that Is tbe key to will be in full progress, or they may before tbat bavo crushed oat tbe UUIe life that is still left in tho rebel caase. When tbe pressure of tho Gulf Stato rebels on Daris and Loo bar* oompellod those mea to send to Georgia tbe last man tbat tbe Richmond rebels will let (0, tbon Grant, oa the James, will strike with astro foroo than over. Bailor, on tho north ihU. will Bukl aaothor of Uwso U vauces that bare so many times frightened Richmond from ita propriety. Meade will push on the south side, the nary will thunder in Dutch Gap, and Sheridan will strike at probably n weaker place than any. Porter, also, will be heard from, and Farragut, and Dahlgren, and Foster. Sherman will then do more than demonstrate, and Thomas, baring given Hood one more such repulse as be has just given him at Franklin, will press forward to annihilate the shattered rebel Army of the Tennessee. I'l?? Babel lacendlftrjr piet aod Iki Rebel laeendlarjr Press. Ia regard to the recent attempt to burn down tbia city and assassinate thousands of our citizens, several facta bare been estab lished by indubitable evidence. We know that this attempt was made; that it was the result of a conspiracy; that the rebel press of Kiel fiiond predicted, it; that rebel agents In Canada furnished the money for if, that the incendiary rebel press of this city fore shadowed it, and were not surprised at it; and that the hotel-burning journalists con nected with our rebel press now affect to regard the whole affair as a good joke, and strive to excuse it and its fiendish perpetra tors by representing that, after all, the incen diarism is only a political trick of the repub licans. Take all these facts together and they clearly show that tfc* scbel press of the North is morb intimately connected with the con spiracy than has jet appeared, and must be held responsible for it at the bar of public opiuion. A military commission, now in session in this city, will in due time offer the most effec tual reply to the jests and jeers of our rebel contemporaries. The testimony before that commission will thoroughly extinguish those newspapers which smile so pleasantly at a ne farious plot to consume thousands of men, women and children. We are of opinion that the ends of justice would be greatly served by examining the editors of the rebel papers of New York, and searching thoir offices tor in cendiary documents; but even should they escape this crucial test, another, still more bit ter awaits them. For four years past, with t'ie exception of a brief interval during which they were suppressed or denied the mails, these rebel journals have been slandering the North and eulogizing the South, defaming Union generals aud extolling rebel generals, insult ing Union soldiers and praising the hotel burn ing rebel chivalry. They have opposed the war; they have advocated Southern independ ence; they have been guilty of constructive treason. The loyal people have endured tbem with the same good nature that a giant dis plays towards a child who is calling him bard names; but, now that the child has taken a bottle of phosphorus and turned incendiary, it ia quite time for the giant to interfere. ,The rebel papers at the East and at the West will feel the effects of this change of humor before many weeks. This dastardly attempt to burn up innocent people, helpless women and un offendiug children in one grand hellish confla gration, has swept away all sentiment on our part towards traiters in arms and traitors upon the press, and those who have sown the Are will shortly reap the flames. There ure several private and public means by which the conductors of the rebel incen. diary press of this oity may be punished as tbe/ deserve, even if oar military authorities foolishly reiuse to investigate their complicity with the incendiary plot. We notice tbat one of the New York rebel journals has just issued a prospectus, asking for subscribers for an other year. ThiB impudent attempt to make money out of those people who have so narrowly escaped being burned alive can be practically rebuked by refusals to sub scribe. Wc also notioe that all of our rebel journals are supported by the Corporation ad vertising, which ought to be immediately wiih drawu. Mayor Gunther unjustly said that the city could not afford to illuminate in honor of our victories; but certainly it oannot utf^rd to pay those who try te con sume it. That is a pretty state of affairs when Nero has bis phosphorus and his fiddle supplied to him at the public ex pense, and cau set fire to our hotels, aud laugh at us afterwards, with bis pockets full of Cor poration money. The old fable of the man who wanned and fed the viper is now realized; but the bite of the viper has not proved fatal, and it behooves us to withdraw his sustenance beiure Le can gather new venom for another stroke. These are most effective means of punishment, and the others are equally simple. There is a law of Congress against those who discourage enlistments. In every issue of their j.'ipers these rebel editors at the North trans gross this law, to say nothing of their consul tations with rebel spies and connection with secret secession societies. General Dix has only to enforce this law, which has too long remained a dead letter, and he will secure tho whole batch of these incendiary editors. In the meantime the loyal members of the Congress which assembles on Menday next must remember that one of our rebel editors Is a member of tbat body. Patriotism and a just regard lor the dignity of the House require that a resolution for his expulsion be offered and a special committee of investigation be appointed. It is shameful that a member of Congress should be allowed to retain his seat and receive bis pa; while be is editlug an in cendiary orgau, harboring rebel refugees and serving Jeff. Davis in every possible way. We appeal to Congress to purge Itself of this dis grace. Such an aotion, followed by the en forcement of the enlistment law, the withdrawal of the Corporation advertising and the reluct of subscriptions, will annihilate the rebel press of the North, preserve us from further trouble, and do nsuah to assist the Union cause. Th* Citt Elbction.?On Tuesday next tho citizens of New York will be called upon to exercise the privilege of choosing an import ant portion of their municipal rulers. A Hoard of Aldermon and a Board of Council men, as well as a Hoard of School Commission ers, are to be elected; and it behooves every oae who has the Interests of the oity at heart to see that proper men are selected for these responsible positions. Especially should this be the case with regard to the School Commis sioners, who should in all cases be selected for their moral worth and intelligence. Our muni cipal officers should, as far as possible, be selected outside of party lines. It is party that ha* tainted every department ef the elty government?excepting possibly the Croton Beard?with corruption and imparted a dis trustful feeling among property holders. Oar local gevenaent requires oteensiag and purl I CrlMi ?M line tea arrived when the voters of the city eu do u. L*t the best men be selected for all important posts regsrdless of politics, ud we msj hope to see tbo metro polis of the nation redeemed (torn the thraldom of corrupt party managers, and a reign of honesty, retrenchment and a wholesome regard for the rights of taxpayers be inaugurated. Thk Hkktino of Conorkss.?The two houses of Congress reassemble at Washington on Mon day next. It is the second and the short ses sion (closing on the 4th of March by constitu tional limitation) of the thirty-eighth Congress. As the two houses are already organized, we presume that on Monday the President's Mes sage will he read to them and simultaneously furnished to the press of this and other cities for publication. We expect in the Message an Interesting review of the doings of the government and the events of the war during the past year, and an encouraging, exhibit of the condition and prospects of the national Treasury. We hope, too, that the President will not neglect in his recommendations the reinforcemeot of our armies and the advantages ol the volun teering and Bounty system, and that he will not worry himself this time with any new tangled theories of emancipation or reconstruc tion. Tho work laid out before bim and before Congress i8 very simple, and ueeds no elabo rate Executive explanation. It comprises the suppression of the rebellion by force of* arms, the restoration ef the rebellious States on the basis of the constitution, and tho abolition ot slavery through an smendmeut of the constitu tion itself. The business of the war, however, will suffice for the present session, and the con stitutional amemlmeut indicated, having (ailed in tbe present House, will go over to the next, where it will be sure of success. Beyond the appropriation bills required, we cannot, from this short session, expect much in the way of legislation. We may, perhaps, obtain some modifications of our taxations lawn; but whether they will increase or ligbton our present burdeus will depend very much upon the drift of the war. In short, tbe approaching session, from the necessities of the case, will be devoted rather to routine business than te any new measures of great public importance. In this view we may now admonish to some pur pose, perhaps, the workiug majority of both houses to go to their work at once upon tbe estimates of the several executive departments, so that no corrupt jobs or swiudling tricks may creep into tbe pppropriaticn b>tls under cover of tho usual contusion and hurry scurry of the last rollickiug night of the so^i^n. ' ? T* > _ A Cam. hokthk Chicaoo Convention?Rathkh Latk in tub Dav.- We see. t etate.l in the newspapers that the Hon.Cyiu-1 II. McCormick, of McCormick's reaper, proprietor of the copper bead Chicago Times, und late copperhead c?*v didato for Congress in that district, is out in a letter urging the rea^-sembling of the Chicago Sbent-per-Slient Convention. What an absurd idea! That convention, thoujrh declared a per manent body, is defunct. The resolution con tinuing it was intended by the Chicago copper - I head managers to meet an anticipated rupture of the party before the late Presidential elec tion, or some hitch in the results upon which a constitutional quibble could bo turned to mis chief. Before the election, in order to get rid of the Chicago copperhead platform and Mr. George H. Pendleton, we repeatedly urged npon Mr. Belmont the necessity of reassembling his SLent-per-Shent Convention; but ke was deaf to our good advice. The election has gone by default, and there is no hitch in the results upon which the most ingenious of copperheads can raise a constitutional quibble. The voca tion of this aforesaid conveution, therefore, is ended, and the best thing that Mr. Bolmont oao do is to cons der it dead and buried. For the sake of charity he'may, if he chooses, call his national committee togetbor and hold 'awake'1 over the Chicago platform; but beyond some thing of that sort it is probable that for some time to come Mr. Belniout will have nothing in tbe way of Presidential politics to interfere with his financial engagements in behalf of Maximilian, of Mexico. As for McCormick, lot him return to his re.iper. Calrk CrawNO's Position.?A Washington paper announces the discovery that for two years past the Hon. Caleb Gushing has "heartily co-operated with the friends of the Union." This is important news, perhaps, for Mr. Cuuh ing; but where was he during the first two years of the war? Would be like to be Attorney Qeneral of the United States? What says the Chevalier Forney? The Capture of llogrr A. Pry or. THB HON. KOUBR DKCLAHKD BT I1IS KKIKNiM rO 61 or "NO CONSBQtTICNCB WHATKTSIl" fFroro the Richmond Kx.m': er, Nor. 80 ] We regret to know that the rumor of tbi3 gentleman's capture In true Kor s>ome time pa*t a tacit oonveatloB between the armie* haa sanct'uued a daily oxcbmge or papera on certain portioua at the More, between single soldiers from each aide. <>d Monday morning <;eneu.l I ryor left bis borae auil arm? Hfd went <>ut Into the mid die of tbe apace between the picket lines lor this purpote, waving, an usual, the iiapera to be exchanged. He on recognized by eoms Yankee officers, and they aent an aibieiie man wltb paper*, and two or three otb-rs fol lowed at a little distance. The flr^t gsappled with (Jeiierai l'ryor and tbe otbera rushed on bira auil dragged bim Into tb Ir lines. Here Is an Illustration of what oar soldier* may expect whenever tbey rely upou tbe bonor of Yauk*ea No doubt the oaptora thought they bad obtained a wouderul priae.and we tear that General Pryor will be III treated; for there are few againat whom the Var'cee nation entertalna more mean apite and malice. We styie mm i.eneral l'ryor by oourtesjr, for It la well known that he ic.aad baa lor two yeira been, a private and regularly nnllated aoldier, serving in tbe ranks ol tb? Conlertnrate cavalry aa aucb, haiimy na yulhc intj orinnce, m ntdknrt i\i, nm/'/u nr* or privilege than any otber reKuiarlv eu Iiated Conlederate aoldier. In tbe Brat days of the war he rained a flat regiment, of wbich be wa* elected colonel. Later the Cosledcraie government com mlaeined bira to be a brigadier general, and or dered btm to duty In oommaad of a brigade, left without a general, we believe, because ha commanding officer waa wounded In this command General Pry or often dlatingulabed bimaeif by bia gallantry and judicious conduct. He lost bia command by the return of tbe oil) rer wboee place be occupied temporarily. On applying for ether du<y at tbe War Department be got nothing but vague promlaea Hla high spirit would not brook (be p? a111'>n o' a brigadier general wltbont ? brigade, be aoon threw up hla oummiasioh and collated aa a common hoi dler la tbe cavalry, whpre be baa since been ?ervlng. Having been a good oilioer he made an excellent trooper and by hla treacnerona capture tbe confederacy la de prived of one good man. Hut the enemy will pay dearly for It, for tbe dishonorable meana etnpl. yed tn tbla affair will embitter our akirmiabers and picket* ao much tbat hundreds ol Yankees will lose their livei la ounsetiuence inisn n Dasiaov a Rail way Taam.?Yesterday af ternoou a wiaked attempt wae made to destroy a paaaen ger tram on tbe Haugua Branch Halirnad. Aa tbe tra a waiob leave* this city for I.yna >t ten minutes to an O'clock waa between Houtb Maiden and MaMeo a number of beavy tlmbera were found upon the track, they hav ing been placed there with tbeevMent dee gn of throwing the trala off the track. The vigilance of the engineer and flreman of the train probably prevented a ae-inue allalr, as they discovered the tlmbera by tbe light <4 tbelr lanterns at a distance ahead sufficient to enable them to reveiae tbe engine aad apply tbe brakes, rbe only damage done was ibe breaking of the engine s aau paa. The car* and paaseit|er* wars aalaJareA, tbn fain consisted of three oars filed with psaaengsrs - HotUm TVaeaflrr, Dec 1. Rim Man m BnwK>a.?The Boa ion TVaealLrr publishes a list of oae hundred aad tbree persons In that ctty whoee annual Inoomee are above $9A,00?, a* returnee under the special inoosae tax. Teo tax pay an la tba roerth district ars ae-eaaed a poo laeetaae ef mere than tlM.eoe each, after the deductioaa allowed by law were made One gentieaaan, Mr. Nathaalel Thayer, has the oo*fer tabic IsssbsS cf MM. ISO there ara a beat thirty |srswaa la th^sye i|lauw whasA IMKW * RICHMOND. Success oX General Gregg's Expedition. CAPTURE Or 8T0IT CREEK STATIOS 4 Train of Can tnd 8 Lurge Amount tl Government Stores Destroyed, &C.| &6it Alt GEN. CREQG'S LXPEDITIO*. Cirr Pout. Vn.. Deo. 1, INi .General Gregg's c?v\lry wu neat sonth (kh moru on ? reooonoissance, more particularly to discover if enemy were movlog troops south. ? The following despatch bas just been received la Mix tion to It:? Bjudqcahtkks, Akmy of thm Potomac, I Deo. 1? * P. M. I To I.leutenant General Grant ? I have just beard from ueneral Grogg. His despatch Is d?tod at a quarter to four P. M. He reports bttvieg captured Stony Creek station, wbtch was cefoodeg by mrcntry and cavalry, In works, with artillery. He captured two pieces of artillery, but had no mea:u> nf brlrging tbeo> oiT, so be spiked tbein and destroyed the c&.rlages. He ba? cue boudred and ninety prls mere, eight wagons untf thirty mules. I's burned the depot, wlib tbree thousand sacks of corn, five hundred bales at hay, a train of cars, a large amouut of bacon, ci.thing, ammuultion and other government stores, aud Jeatr J* all the shc,:s id puoilc buildings. The Second brigade, Brigadier General Gregg com manding, had the advance, and is retried to have io ?4 gHiiabiiy carried tbo enemy's portion. General Gregg is row returning to curap. No information could bo obtained of any troops pass ing southward, eltber cavalry or Infantry. Ibe bed qf the brarcb road from Stony creek was suou to ho graded, but r.o rails were laid. At liuval station, south of Stony creek, at.icb property was destroyed and a Urge amount of railroad Iron found. Au effort was belag iu?de to destroy it by Ore when the stall' officer who brought the despatch lei t. Tue eucmy showed eipns of having coucentrated, and were loilowlag, but ibe oQIcer tbli.ks General Greg;? will be la camp by uildolght. GKORuE G. MKADK, Major Gcuernl. CITI POINT. Mr. S. Cadnallader's Ufapalefe. Citt Po.jrr, Dec. I, ISM. ORMtrut roin. General Grant was accompanied from Fortress Monro* by Major General John Pope, formor c >mra.iode.- of tan Army of the Potomac, who was fumm 'ucd to Washing ton l?st Thursday. at*d sent tbanoe to General Grant for assignment to active service. , Since bis retirement from command or ths A rmy of the Potomac, General Pope baa commanded t*ie Department of the Northwest, embracing the Indian territory, with headquarters at Mllwatikoe, and won the good opinion of all with wbota be came ri contact. Now, that time baa softened tue aspen* :e* and animosities attending bis removal, the Pros.lent sets wUely lo pac.ng General Pope in some position where bis gallantry and so'dierly ability m. y aicam be cs'led into play. After u day 'a conference and ounsu Itntlon with t.ei.ernl Grant be returned to Washiu,ton ut Ave o'clock last evenirp on the steamer Key pert, to await the Onal actio of ibe War Department In aligning bis commmd. There are many simulations coeie'uit.^ It. but uo one p,obabty knows but General Grant bimvlf. vmroa . to csmriiai. orait. Quite a delegation of civilians, be .(led by Governor Bradford, of Maryland, called on the Lieutenant Geaer* laat evening for tbe purpose of paying their respects Is person. tvRKSoito.n it noAnn to ths tbankrkiviko TCMtrra. As several of the corrssiioni'ects have alluded to thn failure of the i hankegivlng turkeys to arilve in time for Tbauktgivloi; Day, it seems proper to correct the pooler misapprehension concerning the mat'er. itr^e majority of 'he turkeys arrived In time for The- 'tsf;i"ing' f?ay. The Rrady, however, got aground between till and Fortress Momoe and her c^rro wan one nay bohind, o> ceoting portions that were taken off and Hint up by tu ? or o'her vesse.s. Tb'; turaeys also arrived m excellent condition. nai' tbe henr* of many n brave fallow vas tou.lied b? the memories of other TbauK.tglvinii days culled Iwrth by ihe timely an* pr.ncely rocoilection of mr army oo this occvloo and the gxnerous doo>ra of the North aro beld in kindly re memorance ?>r our beys lo tbe Held. ran wkathsk. Wonther e'esr and hot for two days, but a trie WUir ibis m^rninR Mercury at eighty [ow defc-resa yesterday at ten e'ciocL. and at tifty-two degrees at Bine ibis morning Roads Improving rapidly, and already quite passable. BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS. Mr. William H. Merrlama D?ipaUk< I* rai Fiblt, m Kr< .tt or Kk-iimovd, I iwc. 1, IBM. f rn? osoamization or a nwjso oin. The Army of the Jam as *u gladdened yesterday morn ing by ibe return or Majsr Hen. Butler, mt?r tMcafung lb* parti* of tae Greyhound cataairopbe on tbe Jaunts river, (?enaml I'utlor, Immediately upon Uiaarrival, commoueet tbo prariic.il irork of consolidating the white iroom *t lb - Tentb and Eighteenth corps Into a single organisation, i* view of tbe new Airicao oorpa which is to tut at oooe formed, officered aud put id service. Geueral butler yesterday suiucioueil all 01 bla leading generals lo a mill larjr consultation, wberanl miong others were preseat II t.or General Ord, Major (ieneral Godfrey Woit/.ol nod Prevet Major Genorat Alfred Howe Terry. While it t* known that this moot Important council bad Tor us object tbe facilitating of tbe new stale of things, lis details hare not transpired beyond what Is herewith ludictied. Among military meu llimucbnul an the aim tee operiitlng atrsinst Klchmond Ibis ?ul'i?ct roo.-ilituies the oiio absorb ng theme 01 c< ove nanon, and the |K>!iry of Major <.en?rs' Holler id couneolion therewith. namely, that of glviu,, .be colored soldiers of our armies lull and free sco|? to fight for the fl'g aod Uiwr oiuse upon their o#n mer.is, is l><>tb gen rally and eordlaily en dorsed by mm of all NtiiiiiiunDtN, m?jy of whom hare biiherin inflexibly held ihal ihc ee I red soldier oul<l net or rise aiH>ve an experiment in itstus and utftf'H but who have heen obliged In yield their eituv iOtion? M the spleofli I ll^btlug in the Qeid throughout this csra paign of these sable hem*, 'or wbicb I eaaoot racist publicly giving them ibis full measure of eredli. j a'tivrrr OH tb? nntirr i.i.sms Hostilities for the past twenty-four hours bare be?a conPned to animated picket firing, and the watchfulnn? exhibited fur a couple of days on tb? front of tl.e Pre visional division in the de'enrcs of Be'truda Hundred, asrtiai or rinbkal oau. Tbe retnrn of Major (ieneral K. o. (' Ord, tbe bero wfee was wounded while gallantly taking Fort llairfaon. now Vort HurohaiD, is received w lb greai satisfaction by Ma army. rwa ooMwatfMm or in iraw ioi.orkd corn*. Tba reteran and tried tteitze!, having Vann very properly made a full major general, will .taeniae com maud 01 tbe t>ew colored corps. REBEL ACCOUNTS. Oant>oa? Plfhl on (hi .lamri-P.ngag*. m?al btlWMM lh? Kloniiuri and u? Krfcrl Umlfiy Hnwlrlt'a. ffr<m tba Klchnond Kramlniir, .Nor. 30 ] The Irl owing r'licml deapalt h waa r? -wived by tk* War !>??pat maul laai night mm General l.ea:? llBAiM.UARiaan, A any Nomihri * t N"T. i?, 1 b4. J OfBorai rirkett raporta that tbraa Monitor* und had ballerina lflk( ?n?m? engaged battery at H?irlW>1 thn mminj. Don of the M?mlora w?* atruok Hnvaral time* by our guoa. Two bar* withdrawn. No ca*ual> lica ?u uur aid*. R i. LUC. Haxmtat af ?*? Trwnaporta frana For Irtit noaia*. (From tba Rlo'imoi d kxamlt ar, Noy .10 1 Tha tra?*i>urla of l bo Hart lately iwaemblad at Fortreaa M?>orm' aa.iad aoutbwHrd* aomr day* ainue, winia iba iron ci*d* oauia up iba Jamaa. f Tha Nffro Solillrra la Prsat uf Plckett'a nivUioa. |From Ibo Rtrbmoud Fiamlner, Not 30 ] Monday morning negro p'oknia wore placed III 'ront of <;en?rai fickeit'a dlvial u our men, taking It a* aa Inau I, ye-ierday flred upon them cutting a Mampeda among mem. Ihaty planoa bare bean eu| pltad with white Yaakeea. and tha liaaa ba?e reaumed the tiaaal (jUlat. Two natroce, aaplnrad by (J'anaral Hunter In tba valley Igat Rummer. forced into iba Y >nkee army, draort*4 yooierdoy and r.Itna lata l.aaaral I'lckaU 'a 11 una, and war* tjro-igbt avar to Mil* ally. Iba Htaiaa tha Mtraat N?w?i ara Hot aa th* Lampi. to rat iDirott or tii mutti*. Raooai.ra, nae t, ItM fa your laaua af November 30 a correapotdeal Mtl ? ? 'Why doo't tha city or Itrooklyn ham tha a a mat of tha atreata pal la iba atrrat lamp*, tha aama aa Naw Tartr' Tha oaiy piaaaibla reaaon I ran (Ira hlaa la thai tha atraat laaipa ?? Broakiya ara aa aaldaaa lighted, tha eity aatharltlea thinkiag If the oliy oaaaot aflbrd lo light tha atraat laai,*, that it hi oartaialy dm worth whtla to hara tha naaaaaaf thaatraaia pat a Ibewi, be. idea, u wo aid ? altot with thalr Idea af aooajMkjr, which aaaaaa to bapi* I aad aad with itwir hill. NKN4U*TNlTi