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Additional from the North.

From our latest United States files we gather some items of interest:

Affairs in New York city.

A gossipping letter, dated New York, the 20th, gives the following intelligence from "Gotham;"

The "peace" reports in the morning papers may be — as most people say they must be — all moonshine; but, be that as it may, one good effect is already the result, and that is, a decline in the price of gold, and of almost every description of merchandize "Peace," or anything like an approach to it, would be death to the speculators and the kite-flyers. Hence the exceeding sensitiveness in Wall street whenever that blessed monosyllable is mentioned.

A new "sensation" has been gotten up in the Central Park, in the shape of "concerts" on the lake by moonlight. The first performance of the kind came on last night, and attracted thither whatever little of the "beauty and fashion" are still left us, and attracted, also, not a few of the dangerous classes, and the sort of people who don't sleep in houses. It was "run" for the humans, I dare say, but death to the poor swaps, the dyspeptic deer, and the scrofulous elk that had their repose broken by trombones, flageolets, trumpets, and other musical machinery

The Round Table (weekly newspaper) has given up the ghost. Afflictions sore long time it core, but the whole concern now is at rest. It had talent and ability, but it had pretension and egotism also in abundance. It professed to aim at elevating the standard of literary taste among us, but its practice too often belied its profession. Its style of criticism was of the sweeping, sensational school. In that respect it had no medium. It was either fulsome puff or unjust denunciation.--A journal thus conducted made a few friends, but it made more enemies. The proprietors, in taking farewell of their patrons, say no paper ever started in New York has, in six months, met with such general patronage, but the currency so upsets and batters prices, and values, and everything, in such times, that newspaper printing is a Ingar we would rather not indulge in.

The owners of the various tugboats plying about the harbor, at a general meeting this morning, resolved to raise their charges in future from twelve to fifteen dollars per hour.

The Sixth Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, Col. Follansbee, arrived here from Boston this morning. After eating a hearty breakfast they took a steamer for Annapolis.

The weather at last exhibits symptoms of a change for the better. We have had no rain as yet, it is true, but there is, a fair promise of it.--An hour's "heavy wet" would be worth millions to the farmers in the country round about, and millions more to the consumers of vegetables and other country produce that are held at exorbitant prices in anticipation of a short crop, owing to drought.

General Dix, you will see, has justituted proceedings against the editor of the Newark Mercury, for a treasonable article in its issue of yesterday, counseling resistance to the draft. It would not be at all surprising now it similar proceedings should be instituted, for like offences, against two weekly papers published in this city. Both have been for some time past publishing ferocious articles against the draft, but if proceeded against at all, it will probably be by civil process.

Another meeting of the theatrical profession was held this afternoon, at the Tremont House, Broadway, with reference to an advance of compensation. About thirty-five actors w present, and Mr Davidge, the comedian, presided. The result of their deliberations has not transpired at this writing. The theatrical managers have a meeting this evening at Mr Wallace's house, to meet a committee from the actors, with a view to some mutually satisfactory arrangement.

This afternoon the 71st regiment, just returned from the sent of war, was formally received by the

Common Council, who provided the members with a dinner at Jefferson Market.

Who was the Yankee "Price Commissioner?"

Col. James F. Jacques, off the Seventy-third regiment H note volunteers, was before the war a well known Methodist preacher in the State, one of whose regiments he has since commanded. --He is a straightforward, honorable and patriotic citizen. The Governor of illinois suggested to him, at a time when volunteers were not coming in very fast, to use his influence to raise a regiment of troops for the war.

The preacher went home, as he said, to "try what he could do," having three months to work in. He sat down in his study and wrote a letter to every preacher in his conference, urging each one to help him in the project of obtaining men enough for a regiment, and informing them that be would command it. The result was, that in two months he had raised not one but nearly three full regiments, and in the one which he commanded every captain, it is said, was also a Methodist preaches.

Col Jacques was sent with his men to the Army of the Cumberland, where he fought under the eye of General Rosecrans, who, as we have reason to know, thought highly of him as an officer, and found him useful in the management of certain religious questions which came up in Tennessee, and in the arrangement of which we believe Col Jacques has been for some time engaged.

The reporter who tells the story of Colonel Jacques's visit to Richmond assert that it was no respect official in its character, and that he had no warranty whatsoever to enter into any negotiations between this Government and the rebel authorities, that though the mission, contemplates results of the highest importance these results are ulterior rather than imm and that though his mission was one of peace it was not a peace mission. He belongs to the Church militant, and believes most heartily in dealing the rebellion what Hudibras calls 'Apostolic blows and knocks.' Yet he has faith that the time will come, and is rapidly coming, when an agency of reconciliation, which he believes to be of immense power, can be used."

From these hints it is not difficult for those who have known of Col Jacques's efforts in Tennessee to guess what has been his object in visiting Richmond. As that object must be as well known to the rebel Chiefs as it is to our authorities, else the Colonel would have abused their hospitably, it is difficult to see how the visit to the rebel capital could further it. Perhaps the reunion between Northern and Southern denominations which Col Jacques expected to bring about in Tennessee, with what success or effect we have not heard, he hoped also to further in other Southern States.

But it is not probable that the pro-slavery churches of the rebel States, some of which were the leaders in the movement for a of the Southern States from the Union, consent to reunite themselves to those Northern churches which have given many evidence in the last three years of their faithfulness to the Union and their opposition to slavery. We fear Col. Jacques will accomplish little of the purpose he has at heart. --But he will at any rate have to say that he visited Richmond under somewhat remarkable circumstances.--N Y Evening Post.

Kentucky and the Quota.

The Washington Chronicle, of the 22d, has a very bitter article upon the conduct of Governor Bramlette, of Ky, in protesting against the enlistment and removal of the negroes as soldiers from that State. It makes the following extract from Bramlette's letter of June 25, (which was immediately followed by a proclamation of martial law in Kentucky:)

To increase the obstacles in the way of raising volunteers, immediately succeeding the draft of a county, the Provost Marshals and other recruiting agents were set actively to work to induce all the able bodied negroes in such counties to run away and enlist; thus withdrawing from the growing crops the labor absolutely required to perfect and secure them. Large farms have thus been wholly robbed of labor, and the crops now go to waste. The negroes have been made to believe that by volunteering they would not only obtain their own freedom, but would receive four hundred dollars bounty, thirty days furlough, with the privilege of going home and bearing away their families; that they would all remain in Kentucky, and in the course of six months the war would be over and they free.

Thus thousands have already been removed from the fields where the growing crops required their labor to the various camps established for their reception. This, too, in excess of what was due from Kentucky. And in Southwestern Kentucky an office, using gunboats and Government transports as aids, was actively engaged with negro troops in forcibly taking hundreds of negroes from the fields to his camp; in many instances taking all the hands on large farms, leaving the crops to perish for want of cultivation.

The Yankee editor of the Chronicle (Forney, the pimp,) holds the following language about a people that were once the proudest and quickest to resent Yankee insolence in the old Union.

We predict that before the last 500,000 draft is made Gov Bramlette and his slaveholding friends will be as completely prostrated as the slave power of Maryland has been.

The damage Done by the invaders.

The Frederick (Md) Examiner relates some incidents of the late invasion of that county and city. It appears that the ransom of $200,000 demanded by the raiders was paid under compulsion by the banks of Frederick city, each one having been assessed according to the amount of its capital. The Examiner further says:

‘ Near and on the battle field of the Monocacy the whole country has been devastated by the of destruction that swept over it. After the battle the infuriated thieves entered the house of Capt John McF Lycth, and broke up the furniture and demolished everything they could lay their hands on. The house was entirely emptied of its contents. The house of Mr C Keefer Thoman, which was occupied by the Union forces, suffered severely by the fire of the enemy. One of the shells striking it entered the dining room, and bursting occasioned considerable damage. During the fight Mr Thomas and family were in the sellar, all of whom escaped unhurt. Among the articles taken from his house were the clothing of his negroes. The barn of Mr Best, on the farm of Col Charles E Trail, was struck by a shell and destroyed. The house of Frank Maniz, on the Baltimore and Ohio railroad, with part of his furniture and all the railroad property, were fired by the rebels and entirely consumed.

’ Previous to the entry into this city, on the evening of the evacuation of our city by Gen Wallace, these highway robbers visited the residence of Col George R. Dennis, west of this city, on the Harper's Ferry turnpike, and, after helping themselves to liquors, eatables, and other delicacies, they went to work and broke up the furniture.--They ransacked the house from the cellar to the garret, and even stole the children's clothing and toys, and fore to pieces the last mementos of departed friends and relatives.

In relation to the shelling of Frederick City, the Examiner remarks:

‘ Very little damage resulted from the fire to which we were exposed. One shell passed through the roof of the Presbyterian Church, one hit the residence of the guerilla Bradley Johnson, on the corner of Court and Second streets, and several falling in different parts of the town, none of which exploded.

’ The Hagerstown Herald states that in addition to the sum of $20,000 demanded by the invaders, to be paid by the citizen the following articles had to be furnished: Coats, 243; pants, 203, drawers, 132; hose, 737; boots, 99; shoes, 123; hats, 830; shirts, 225; piece goods, 1,270½ yards; clothing, 70 pieces, assorted

Amongst the sufferers whose stores were rifled were Messrs Knodle and Small, shoe dealers, and Messrs Rouskutp and Updergraff, dealers in hate. The losses by these gentlemen were considerable.

In Williamsport the raiders entered the stores and carried off whatever suited their purpose, and even entered private houses, compelling ladies to open bureau drawers in order that they might take therefrom any articles of value which they found The losses sustained by the merchants and dealing men of the place are said to have been heavy. At Boonsboro', where a heavy body of the enemy remained for a day or two, we have no intelligence of their operations other than that they destroyed the printing material of the Old Fellow newspaper, and took whatever property of a movable character they thought might be of use to them. In their course through the country they took wagons, horses, cattle, and sheep, without paying any respect to either friend or foe.

A large steam distillery, about a mile and a half from Williamsport, belonging to Mrs Dahl, was fired by the rebels and consumed. The establishment had not been in operation for some time.

From Grant's army.

A letter, dated at Grant's headquarters on the 21st, says:

‘ Rebel deserters coming into our lines on Sunday night concurred in stating that preparations were being made by the enemy for a grand attack our lines yesterday morning, for some unknown reason the attack was not made, and the hopes of our brave boys were doomed to a disappointment. The intelligence of an anticipated attack found us prepared at every point, and had the enemy been rash enough to assault our lines he would have met with a reception he little dreamed of

’ A monster mortar, weighing ever 7,000 pounds, and vomiting a 200 pound shell, 13 inches in diameter, introduced itself to the Johnnies in the rebel Fort Archer, over the Appomattox, yesterday morning at 11 o'clock, and persisted in its attentions at intervals of half an hour during the day.--Judging from the dust which the explosion raised in the enemy's works; and the manner in which the rebels fled to their bomb proofs whenever the immense was heard screeching through the its visits were not of the most agreeable character. It would be improper at this time to state the location of this formidable place of ordnance. But little firing has occurred along our lines of .

The interview of the "peace Commissioners."

The Washington Chronicle, noticing the failure of the late "peace negotiations," says:

‘ After considerable correspondence between the parties, it was concluded to refer the whole matter back to the two Governments for reconsideration. All negotiations having been terminated Mr Greeley, in company whit Mr Ray, Private Secretary of Mr Lincoln, catted upon the Commissioners at the Clifton House, on the side, where a protracted and pleasant interview was held, and the various questions under consideration were discussed at length. Mr Greeley left the Falls for New York on this afternoon's train. It is understood that the Commissioners, with Sanders and Jewett, who are both here, are to remain and carry on negotiations with the Democrats.--A letter is to be prepared for the Chicago Convention, in which the Commissioners will hold out strong assurances of a restoration of the Union under Democratic auspices. The whole movement is regarded by many as a mere scheme to entrap the Administration into a false position before the country and the world for the benefit of the disunion Democrats

Raids that don't pay.

The Baltimore American has come to the conclusion, since the matter has been brought home to the Lincolnties in Maryland, that raids are failures. It says:

‘ In view of the late results of the incursion, as well as those that have preceded it both sides of the contending forces, we cannot avoid the conclusion that raids, as a means of weakening and discomfiting the people of the section where they occur, may be regarded as failures. We do not that they "pay" in any substantial sense, while they are invariably attended with those engaged in them, and the damage they inflict upon an enemy is soon repaired. Bridges are upon rebuilt, railroads are soon reconstructed, and telegraphic communications are soon restored — Destruction of property and robbery of stores do not involve impoverishment. Moreover, they have no natural effect upon the main movements of the armies. They are at most an interruption. We do not know of an instance in which they have compelled an enemy to retreat or to yield a strong position. Our own raids have been more or less failures. At the time of their occurrence we had glowing accounts of the raids of Stoneman, Sheridan, Averill, Wilson, and Kautz, and of the dash and brilliancy of their opponents. But beyond the loss of hundreds of gallant men, and some of our finest officers, and horses without number, to what did they practically amount? How will the columns of profit and loss when added up balance? We can have no better illustration of the practical result of these expeditions than that afforded by the recent visit to our doors. On the one hand, we have lost property, but we are very far from being ruined. On the other, the militia system, for which we have so strongly contended, has received animpulse and a stimulus which will be benefit to the state, and which will effectually blockade marauding operations in future.


The Philadelphia Enquirer quotes the prices fixed for wheat by the Virginia Commissioners, and tel's its readers to cheer up, that the Confederacy is about "going up; they can't stand it another year."

The drought continues throughout the North, and is becoming, according to a Philadelphia paper, a serious question, "in view of the high prices demanded from the Government"

The Indiana Banner relates the case of a mother in the neighborhood of Terre Haute who, whilst her son was asleep upon a sofa, put out his eyes with a burning coal, in order that he might be exempted from conscription.

A private letter, received by a gentleman of Boston from London, gives a fact which we have not seen before published: "At the great commemoration day at Oxford last week, a Confederate officer appeared off the platform in his uniform, and was cheered to such a degree as to rise several times and how to the galleries in acknowledgment of the honor."

The New York Times, Tribune, World, and News announce that they have advanced their prices to four cents per copy and $10 per year to mail subscribers. The increase, they state, is rendered absolutely necessary by the enormous and constant advance in the price of white paper, and of all other materials used in the publication of a news paper.

Gen Hunter, immediately on his return from his disastrous campaign to Lynchburg, put James E Wharton, editor of the Parkersburg (Va) Gazette, in jail, for commenting severely on the failure and his (H's) incompetency.

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