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Additional from the North.

From our late Northern files, we make some extracts given below:

Greeley's account of his' Teace Niggiations."

[From the New York Tribune.] The telegraphic stories concerning Peace Conferences at Niagara Falls have a slender foundation in fact, but most of the details are very wide of the troth. The editor of this paper has taken part in and been privy to no further negotiations than were fully authorized and more than authorized. But these related solety to bringing the antagonists face to face, in amicable rather than belligerent attitude, with the view to the initiation of an effort for peace, to be prosecuted at Washington. The movement has had no immediate success.

Of course, all reports that the writer has been engaged in proposing or receiving or discussing by pothecated terms or basis of peace, whether with accredited agents of the Richmond authorities or others, are utterly mistaken. He has never had the slightest authorization to do anything of the sort; and he is quite aware of those provisions of law which relate to volunteer negotiations with public enemies. Those provisions he heartily approves, and is nowise inclined to violate.

More than this he does not yet feel at liberty to state, though he soon may be. And all that he can now add is his general inference that the pacification of our country is neither so difficult nor so distant as seems to be generally supposed.

The engagement at Snicker's Ferry.

A correspondent of the New York Herald writes the following exaggerated account of the fight at Snicker's:

‘ Snicker's Ferry, July 20--The forces under Major Gen Wright have pursued Early and Breckin from Washington to this place, sometimes skirmishing with their rear guard, which proved to have been kept 24 hours in the rear of the main body for purposes of observation. It invariably fled when attacked. When near Purcellville, some miles south of Snicker's Gap, Duffie's cavalry, of Gen Crook's command, came upon their trains and captured 82 of their wagons with but slight loss. Up at the mouth of the Gap he had a more serious time, and lost a few men. Crook then brought up his cavalry, and, passing through the Gap, reached the ferry, which was so strongly protected that he could not cross.

’ The next day Gen Wright came up with some of his troops, and soon determined to attempt a crossing, sufficiently at least to determine their strength. He did so, and, under cover of artillery fire, crossed over several regiments, which maintained their ground manfully for some time; but just as reinforcements were about to join them they came back, the right of the line being in some confusion. The whole Yankee loss is estimated at 300 men.

Jacques and Kirk visit Richmond.

The Washington correspondent of the Philadelphia Inquirer states, in reference to the visit of Jacques and Kirk to Richmond, that the report that they acted in an official capacity for the Federal Government, or that they were in any respect recognized either at Washington or in Richmond as agents, messengers, envoys, &c, of the United States, is untrue. The object of their mission was not present in its nature, but altogether ulterior and dependent upon contingencies which may arise hereafter.

Although it is not officially known what was the precise object of their mission, still it is understood that it looked to a restoration of peace, They reached Richmond by passing, with permission, through Grant's lines. They found no difficulty in entering the Confederate lines, and, in fact, every courtesy was kindly extended to them as they journeyed towards the capital. As soon as Colonel Jacques arrived in Richmond, he requested that he might be placed under guard, which was immediately done, although the entire freedom of the city was immediately extended to him.

From Grant's army.

The Washington correspondent of the New York Daily News, under date of the 20th, states that he has recent intelligence from Grant's army, some of which it is, perhaps, he adds, improper to publish at present. He discredits the stories of the recapture of wagons and horses from our forces in their retreat from Maryland--The plunder, he states, was out of reach of pursuit long ago.

The negro must do the fighting.

[From the Baltimore American] It has been suggested — very judiciously, we think — that the Government would find it expedient to make an estimate for the supplies of men that will be needed during the current military year, in the same manner as it estimates the amount of money that will be required to meet forthcoming expenses, and then call upon the States, not for huge masses of men to the number of three hundred thousand or more at one time, but for a certain monthly quota, to be drawn by successive conscriptions. Sudden demands for vast numbers of men to meet a pressing emergency, apart from the anxiety and dismay they create, the communications upon which they fail by withdrawing labor suddenly from points where it can be illy spared, and where its absence is attended with wide spread inconvenience and loss. If a system of regular periodical levels be established, every community will know exactly what to expect, and will make provision accordingly, to meet its requirements. The burden of a steady drain will become lightly felt, and there will be none of that alarm or consternation which we have witnessed on former occasions.

There are now about 150,000 negro soldiers in the military service of the United States, though nearly one half of them are not under arms, but are employed as teamsters and in other useful capacities. With the aid of State and local bounties this number can be largely increased at home, and with the sanction of Congress the free States can fill up all deficiencies in their quota from the States now or lately in the power of the insurgents. There are many thousands of negroes in the South now within our reach, and all that is needed for their enlistment is the authority of Congress. They have proved their capacity for military service over and over again, and the early prejudices of our soldiers against their employment have melted away. --Their withdrawal from the States in rebellion will weaken the power of the South to that extent, and their enlistment into our ranks will save to the North just so many able bodied, useful, industrious, and intelligent citizens. No better mode of diminishing the burden of a draft can be devised. Resort to such a method will materially aid in the solution of the $300 exemption question, by diminishing the number to which it may be applicable, and to the same proportion it will bring down the price of substitutes to a just and equitable standard.

Marking the Sneaks.

[From the Lexington (Ky.) Unionist.] When the State capital was menaced by Mogan's rebels, Gov Bramiette and Gen Lindsey determined to defend the city to the last extremity, and, no United States troops being there, they ordered out all the militia and strangers who happened to be there. Even small boys of ten to twelve years old, who could shoot a gun, went in with a will and did valiant service, and the thieving rebels were repulsed. There were, however, some sneaking rebel sympathizers who skulked and hid, and should be marked and scouted from the community.

One of the editors of the Louisville Journal was in Frankfort, and skulked and hid, putting himself under the protection of a notorious rebel in crinoline. What a beautiful specimen of a patriot is this editor! And after he had skulked, and Mr Middleton, of the Commonwealth, had aided in the defence of the city, although his own family was in Shelby, this valiant knight of the Louisville Journal, a Copperhead semi rebel sheet, sneers through his dirty journal at the editor of the Commonwealth and the brave Frankfort boys, and insinuates cowardice against them. What a contemptible sneak ! What a really unmitigated traitor, though pretended Union man !

He ought to be scorned by all true men, and scouted from the State, back to the Northern rebel home from whence he came. Kentucky wants no such Union men as this Northern man with negro on- the-brain rebel principles. From the evidence before us, we have but little doubt he would have been pleased to see the sear of Government of the State sacked and burned, if his own precious, "sweet scented" carcass could have been removed from danger. He had not the mealiness to help to defend the town, but now he is safe, he sneers at those who did. Begun, If you love rebels, go to Dizle, or to the embraces of some she devil of that ilk.

Close of the Pittsburg Fair.

[From the Pittsburg Chronicle, June 26] The Sanitary Fair closed on Saturday evening, under circumstances alike satisfactory to its originators and the public at large. Not since the

Sanitary Fair movement commenced has there been an exhibition to compare at bill in its results with that of Pittsburg. New York with a population of nearly a million, and, as the great commercial centre of the nation, advantages possessed by no other city, raised but little over $1,000,000 while Pittsburg, with a population of 200,000, and enjoying no advantages other than those which the patriotism of its people and their interest in the welfare of our soldiers give us, raises over $330,000 ! Truly the result is a glorious one, and our people have a right good cause to be proud of it.

The money already secured exceeds $300,000, white it is estimated that the machinery, goods, &c, yet to be sold will bring full $30,000, thus making the total receipts over On Saturday evening, the vote on the Copper Revolving Pistols was closed, and upon counting the ballot it was found that Major General Frank J Herron had received the largest number of votes. The sword; which has been on exhibition in the Bazaar, was awarded to General Sheridan, and the flag to the Forty sixth Pennsylvania regiment. A was prevalent on Saturday that the Fair buildings had been purchased by a committee from Wheeling.

The Wheeling committee may purchase number of articles of for their Fair, but it is hardly probable that they will require any of the buildings. A few days the buildings will be removed and little will remain of the great Fair, save the recollection of the pleasant associations formed during its continence, and the conviction that through the noble and sell sacrificing efforts of those engaged in getting it up, a fund has been raised for the aid of our sick and wounded soldiers, through which a vast amount of good may be accomplished.

The Confederates States and China.

[From the N Y Tribune.] We referred some time a go to a decree issued by the Chinese Government, at the of the United States Minister in Pekin, against the admission of Confederate vessels to any Chinese port. The decree is, of course, not to the living of the British residents in China, and one of their organs threatens the Chinese with the wrath of President Davis. "The decree of Prince Kung" it says, Campunts to a casus belli, and if it should suit President Davis to make trouble about it he will have an excellent opportunity of doing so. If he selects to retaliate, there is no Power except the United States that would care to interfere, and that power could do but little. Confederate cruisers might open communications with the Helpings, and with case sweep the present dy nasty from the throne. We know of nothing which could be more easily effected; and as, speaking with reference to the law of nations the Confederate States would have right on their side, unless Prince Kung should select to cat the leek, there would be little difficulty in creating such a complication as might produce most important, perhaps disaster us results."

Increase of pay in the Yankee army.

The President has signed and approved the act to increase the pay of the soldiers in the United States army. It provides that on and after the 1st day of May last, and during the continuance of the present rebellion, the pay per month of noncommissioned officers and privates in the military service shall be as follows:

Sergeant Majors, $26, Quartermasters and Commissary Sergeants of Cavalry, Artillery, and Infantry, $29; Sergeants of Ordnance, Sappers and Miners, and Pontoniers, $34; Corporate of Ordnance, Sappers and Miners, and Pontoniers, $20; Privates of Engineers and Ordnance, of the first class, $18, and of the second class, $6; Corporate of Cavalry, Artillery, and Infantry, $18; Chief Buglers of Cavalry, $23; Buglers, $16; Farriers and Blacksmiths of Cavalry, and Artificers of Artillery, $18; Principal Musicians of Artillery and Infantry, $22; Leaders of Brigade and Regimental Bande, $75; Musicians, $16; Hospital Stewards of the first class, $33; Hospital Stewards of the second class, $25; Hospital Stewards of the third class, $23.

All non commissioned officers and privates in the regular army, serving under enlistments made prior to July 22d, 1861, shall have the privilege of re- enlisting for a term of three years in their respective organizations, until the 1st of August next, and all such non-commissioned officers and privates so re-enlisting, shall, be entitled to the bounty mentioned in the joint resolution of Congress approved January 3, 1864.

In all cases where the Government shall furnish transportation and subsistence to discharged officers and soldiers, from the place of their discharge to the place of enrollment or original muster into the service, they shall not be entitled to travel pay or commutation of subsistence.

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