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General News.

Large seizure of Southern vessels.

The Herald says:

Hiram Barney, Esq., returned to the Custom-House yesterday. He was busily engaged during the whole day giving audience to the large number of friends who called, and clearing up the routine business which had accumulated during his absence.

Surveyor Andrews, assisted by his aids, made a large seizure of Southern vessels yesterday.

The schooner Danville was seized as she came into port yesterday, in ballast from Rio, She is entirely owned in Richmond, Va., and left that place four days after the taking of Fort Sumter.

The schooner Medora, entirely owned in North Carolina, was also seized.

The brig Kensington, lying at pier No. 49 East river was also taken possession of by orders of the Surveyor. She is entirely owned in South Carolina.

Arrest of Gen. Tench Tilghman.

The Easton (Md.) Gazette has the following account of the arrest of Gen. Tilghman, of that county:

‘ On Thursday last the steamer Pioneer, Captain Norman, on her regular trip from Baltimore to Easton Point, via Cambridge, by direction of Brig. Gen. Lockwood, Lieut. Col. Baily, of the Second Delaware Regiment, in command of companies B and C, Capts. Crissman and Ricketts, arrived about 6 o'clock at her wharf, Capt. Knight, chief of Gen. Lockwood's staff, accompanying them. Soon after their arrival, Capt. Ricketts, with a guard of ten men, procured a conveyance and proceeded to the residence of Gen. Tench Tilghman, in Oxford Neck, and detained him in arrest. Capt. Ricketts then returned to Easton and delivered him over to Lieut. Col. Baily. After remaining in the tent of Col. Baily for a few hours he was handed over to the custody of Capt. Knight, who proceeded to Cambridge with the General under a guard. It is rumored that the strongest evidence of his complicity with the present rebellion is in the hands of Capt. Knight. Gen. Lockwood will bring the matter before the Government for their action.--We learn that Mrs. Tilghman speaks in high terms of the respectful and gentlemanly deportment of those making the arrest.

Prince Napoleon and the Princess Clothilde at a Boston festival.

The Boston correspondent of the Herald, writing on the 25th, says:

‘ It is more than probable that Prince Napoleon and the Princess Clothilde have not, since their sojourn in this country, witnessed a more charming or truly beautiful sight than was presented to them to-day, in the form of a musical festival at Music Hall by the corporation of this city.

Imagine a large and lofty hall, brilliantly lighted with jets of gas, which extend entirely around the upper portion of the place; the bright colors of France and America arranged in almost every inviting form, and that, too, not of one material only, but of many — blue cluth, with "America" and "France" in gold letters on it; crimson velvet draperies, with gold trimmings; red, white, and blue, in silk and flowers; red, white, and blue, in flags, banners, festoons, standards, arches, borders, scarfs, with gold in abundance; and wreaths, flowers, foliage, and evergreens in greater abundance, the air redolent with soft perfumes; twelve hundred children displayed in the form of an ascending bank — the girls dressed principally in white, but often in red, pink, and blue, and the boys in black and gray; over six hundred low-necked dresses arranged side by side, these being worn by girls varying in size from the "little cherub" to the advanced "miss;" twelve hundred voices vocalizing what is at the same time being instrumentalized by an extensive orchestra, the hands of these latter performers working at a two-forty rate; a exquisitely fashionable audience, in all the array of costly toilets, of flashing diamonds, charms and trinkets; the light shades of this mingling with the more-sombre hues of that; old and young, beauty and ugliness, grace and elegant fineness intermixed with the plain but neat; the possessors of hoary heads, wrinkled brows and furrowed cheeks, equally curious and eager as the child of to-day; soft simplicity and wily cunning side by side; innumerable opera glasses turned in every direction, and generally clasped by jewelled hands, flashing ever and anon like ten thousand suns breaking through ten thousand clouds; almost every particle of sitting or standing room occupied; every doorway jammed up with a conglomerate of animated matter — imagine this, and you can form some idea of the sight which was presented to view. I have not overdrawn the picture. In fact, it would be a matter of utter impossibility to convey an adequate idea of the scene in words. In many respects it exceeded the similar exhibitions gotten up for the Prince of Wales. Better taste and judgment were displayed on this occasion.

It was intended to be particularly free from vulgarity, being solely an affair of invitation. Notwithstanding this, there was a large number of detective officers present, who occupied rather conspicuous positions during the exercises. ‘"No trust here."’

Among those on the balcony with the Prince I noticed Gov. Andrew, Edward Everett, Wm. Appleton, the French and British Consuls, and many ladies of note.

The singing by the children was astonishingly harmonious. At one time they suddenly displayed and waved 600 American and 600 French flags. The effect at first was almost bewildering. As the French flags were rather large and the American very small, the former almost obscured the latter during this performance.

At the conclusion of the exercises there was clapping of hands, cheering, and a general waving of pocket handkerchiefs.

Scarcely had the Prince, &c, gone away, before one or two ladies plucked some of the flowers which were near them. Another and another plucked a flower, till there was a general stampede for them. Ladies and gentlemen jostled each other in their eagerness to procure a flowery prize. Soon the bunches of flowers were gone, and then they fell to tearing the wreaths all to pieces. In course of time a policeman came up stairs, but his did not in the least appear to intimidate the fashionable collectors. The policeman wisely said but little, and appeared afraid to put his hand on any one's shoulder, lest he might "put his foot into it" at the same time. A great number examined the velvet hangings, to see if they were of the cotton kind, and suited their remarks to the result of their observations. Not a few seated themselves in the chair where the Prince sat.

A Significant admission.

The Herald makes the following irrepressible admission in regard to the poverty of the recruiting business; but lays the account at the door of the Abolitionists. It says:

‘ It is painful to perceive to what extent, in the villages and interior towns of New York, New England, and the West, the recruiting offices of the Federal army have become forsaken, in consequence of the intrigues and machinations of secession sympathizers and abolition mal — contents. In larger cities like this metropolis, Boston, and Philadelphia, their efforts are neutralized; but, in portions of the North where the poison can be sown with less observation, an incalculable amount of harm is being done, to which it behooves the Government to pay immediate attention. The leaders of the political intrigue, carried on in the name of the old Democratic party, do not hesitate to avow their intention of so acting that they may be able to lay claim to Southern gratitude, whenever the war is ended. The newspaper associates of the Tribune, on the contrary, hope to turn the hostilities that have commenced into a war for negro emancipation, and on the broad ground of nigger worshipping abolition to overthrow and supplant Mr. Lincoln and his Administration. Meanwhile they strive to render him obnoxious, and to frustrate the completion of his well-laid, patriotic schemes for the restoration of the integrity of the Republic.

Return of the steamer Brooklyn.

The Philadelphia papers announce the return of the U. S. steam sloop-of-war Brooklyn, after a boisterous passage from the mouth of the Mississippi. She is declared unseaworthy, and will be overhauled. She left at the mouth of the Mississippi the U. S. sloops-of-war Richmond, Vincennes, and Savannah, steering for the Southwest Pass.

Bennett's Impudence.

They are about to capture Washington, says Bennett, in an attempted sarcasm in the Herald, of the 28th, on the movements of the rebel forces, and adds;

‘ "They are about to capture Washington." That is very true, and they have been "about" it for some time. But imagine, as they do, the thing done. What has become of McClellan and his army? Will Old Abe once more don his "Scotch cap and long military cloak," and retrace his steps, via Harrisburg, to Springfield? With what mingled emotions of admiration and pity the Confederates will regard Sec'y Welles, the last survivor of Noah's Navy Department! Will Cameron make good his retreat, and hide himself in one of his native coal mines? What will become of Seward and the Blairs? How happy Lord Lyons will be, and how many ladies' mansions will be illuminated! Why, the leading rebels will find themselves quite at home in Washington, and we cannot believe they will go any farther. Mrs. Jeff. Davis will occupy the church pew she has long since engaged, and Jeff. will peregrinate the White House grounds and fling stones, for pastime, at Jackson's statue, opposite. But the Confederate army will proceed to "liberate Baltimore."

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