Newspaper of The New York Herald, November 25, 1846, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated November 25, 1846 Page 1
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* TH] Vol. XII. Mo. 30 -WMi Mo, ISO. Official Deipatehei from fieneral Taylor. Hcad Qcaktmi 2d Diritio.i, Aaaar or OccurATioia, Mosteb*t, Mexico. Sept 28. 18*0 Six 1 have the honor to report thet, in ebedieDce to the verbal order* of the General in-Chief, the diviaiou under my command, competed of Lieut Cot. Dnnoaii'i battery ofhoree artillery, artillery battalion, (Lieut.CoL Child*, and 8th regiment, (Cept. Scrieen) conatitutinf Ik. O?a 1 a .a - -. I.. I iant 4 ol Ktanifortl I Untononl Meckall's battery horse artillery, filth infantry, (Major Scott,) seventh, (Captain Miles;) and ona company Louisiana volunteers, (Captain Blatichani ) second brigade, under Brigadier General Peraifer F. Smith, (Colonel of rifles,) antf Colonel Hays's regiment of Texan mounted riflemen, moved from the main camp at ?1 Bniqnt it St. ' Domingo at 3 P. M. on the 30th. My inrtruationa were, bv a dttour to the right, to endeavor to find and raacn the Saltille road, effect a thorough reconnoiaaance of the approaches to the city from that direction, to out off auppllea and reinforcement a. and, if practicable, carry the heights. Owing to the difficulties of the ground after leaving ; the Marin, and before striking the Presquina Grande I road, the diviaion had reached only aix milea?in conaequence ef the delay in making the route practicable for artillery, which service was executed by Captain Sanders?at 6 P. M , and was halted Juat without the range of a gun battery upon the summit of an isolated hill, called " Loma de Independencia," midway on the a cent of which was the bishop's palace. Thence a reconnoiaaance was made, under cover of detachments of Hays'a Texana, to the intersection of the I'rssqulna Grande route, then in our possession, with the SMtillo road. This examination resulted in the conviction that the grounds in our front and on our left, in advance, constituted at tha same time the weak and the strong poiDta of the ene my'a poaition, and antered mainly into the defences oi the city?the weak point, because commanding the only lines of retreat and ef supply in the direction of Saltillo, and controlling that in direction of Presquina Grande ; the strong point because of the peculiarly defensive character of the hills and gorges, and of the very careful and akilfnl manner in which they had been fortified and guarded It was also clearly indicated that our farther advance would be strenuously reaiated. On the morning of the 31st, the division was put in motion, and with such formation as to present the readiest Order of battle on any point of assault. At 6, tha advance, consisting of Hays's Texana, supported by the light companies 1st brigade, under Cept. C. K. Smith, (both exteuded, as the valley widened or contracted,) closely followed by Duncan's light artillery, and battalion, heads of columns, on turning an angle of the mountain, at a hacienda called San Jeronimo,camo upon a strong force of cavalry and infantry, mostly the former. A conflict immediately ensued. The Texana received the heavy charge of cavalry with thair unerring rifles,and usual gallantry ; the light companies opautd a rapid and well directad fire; Duncan's battery was inaction in one minute, (promptly supported by a section ofMackall's) delivering Ill are orir ine uwu 01 out niou. ure iuo close 01 mo combat, which laitad but fifteen minuUta, the first brigade had formed to the front, on the right and left: and delivered its fire. The second brigade was held in reserve, the ground not admitting of its deployment. The enemy retiied in disoider, (leaving en the ground one hundred killed and wounded ; among the former, Don Juan N Najira. colonel of the permanent regiment of lancers) upon the Saltillo road ; and was closely pursued until we got possession of the gorge, where all the ithovchei from Monterey unite, whereby the force just defeated, as also reinforcements and supplies from that direction, were excluded from entering the city. At this important print the division was halted, and attention directed toward the mountain forts which envelop the city on its western and southwestern l'.ices. Soon discovering, however, that our posinon brought us within effective range of the batteries, the troops were advanced some eight hundred yards farther on the Saliillo road k The examination, thus far. had manifested, besides the impoitunce of the positions, the impracticability ef any effective operations against the ?ity, until possessed of the exterior forts and batteries Independent, however, of ulterior .objects, the occupation of these heights bec?nu indispensable to the restoration of our line of communication with head quarters, necessarily abandoned for the moment, in order to secure the gorges of the Sal tillaroad. At 13 M.,a force was detacued under Capt. C. K Smith, with orders to storm the butteries on the crest ?t the nearest hill, called Fedeiacion, and after taking that, to carry the fort calle 1 Soldada, on the ridge of a small height, retired about 000 yards. The two effectually guarded the slopes and roads in either valley, and consequently the approaches to the city. This command consisted of four companies (K 3d. B 3d, and O and H, 4th artillery), of the artillery battalion, and Green's. McUowan's, R. A. Gillespie's, Chandler's, BalioweV and McCulloch's companies of Texas riflemen, uu <ler Major Chevalier, actiDg in co-operation -in ail about three hundred effectives. It was impossible to mask the movement of the storming party. On ui-pioachiiig the base of the mountain, the guns of buth batteries opened a plunging fire, and numerous light troops wete seen descending and arranging themselves at favorable points on the slopes. Perceiving these indications of determined resistance, Captain Miles was detached with the 7th te support and co-operate with the first party. In a short time the fire became general, the UUVIUJ U|, lUf IUg|CUW clivity, and our men ai steadily pursuing. The appearance of heavy reinforcements on the summit, and the cardinal impertance'of the operation demanding further support?the Sth under Major Scott, and Blancharil's company oi volunteers were immediately detached, accompanied by Brigadier General Smith, who was instructed to take direction in that quarter. On reaching the advance parties, Gen. Smith discovered that uoder favor of the ground, he could, by diverting a portion of the force to the right, and moving it obliquely up the hill, carry the SolJada simultaneously witn the Federacion. He accordingly very judiciously pointed, and accompanied the 6th, 7th, and Blanchard'a oompany, in that direction. Capt. Smith's command having moat gallantly carried the first object of attack, promptly turned the captured gan?a nine pounder?upon the second, and movod on with his main body, to participate in the assault upon Soldada?which was carried in gallant style by the forces under Scott, Miles, Blanc hard and Hay a, (who bad been despatched on special service, but who returned in time to share with fifty of hia men in the first aasault, and to take a prominent part in the second,) the whole directed by Gen. Smith, At this point we secured another nine-pounder, and im med-ately both p>eces were brought to bear upon the Bishop's Palace, situated upon and midway the southern slope of the hill Indepencia, a valley of enly six hundred yards intervening. We had now secured an important advantage, and yet but half the work was done. The po-sesiion of these heights only made the more apparent the rnntrollinff importance of thorn onnoiiu anH the necessity of occupying the palace A violent atorm ensue), and night closing in, operation* forth# day ceased. The troop* had now been thirty-six hoar* without food, end constantly taxed 10 the utmost physical exertions. Such could be permitted, slept with arms in hand, sabjected tea pelting storm, and without covering, till S, A. M , when they were aroused to carry the hill Indepencia Lieut Col. child* was assigned to lead this storming party, consisting of three companies, 1 and O 4th, and A 3d, (artillery battalion ;) three companies 9th infantry, (A, B, sad D.) under Cspt. Scriven, with two hundred Texan riflemen, under Col. Hays and Lieut Col Walker, (ceptain o! rifles.) acting in co-eperation. The command moved at three, conducted to its point of ascent by Cept. Sanders, military, nd Lieut. Meade, topographical engi neers Favored by tne weather, it reached by dawn of day within about hundred yards of th* crest, in which position, among the clefts of rocks, a body of the enemy had been stationed the previous evening, mapparent anticipation of attack. The enemy's retreating Are was ineffectual, and not returned until Colonels Child*' and Hays' oommand had reached within a few yards of the summit, when a well directed and destructive fire, followed by the bayonet of the regulars and rash of the Texana, placed us in possession ol the work ; the cannon having betn previously withdrawn, no impression could be made upon the massive wall* of the palace or its outwork* without artillery, except at enormous sacrifice. Lieut Roland, of Duncan's battery, was ordered from the main csmp with a twelve-pound howitzer; and in two horns (aided by fifty men from the iine. under Captain Pandeis, military cur nicer*, for the purpose of selecting the route least uiiilcult,} that enterprising and gallant officer had his gun in position, having ascended an acclivity, as rugged as steep, between seven and eight hundred feet in two hours. A fire was immediately opened from the howitzer, covered by the epaulement of the captured battery, upon the palace and its outworks?four hundrsd varils distant- nud soon produced a visible sanaafinn Meanwhile, to reinioice the position, the Mh, Major Scott, and Btonchard'a volunteers, had bean passed from the lint heights and reached the second in time to participate in the operation* against the palace. After many affairs of light troops and sererai feints, a heavy soitie was made, sustained by a strong corps of cavalry, with desperate resolution to repossess the heights. Such a move had been anticipated and prepared for. Lieut Col. Child* had advanced, under eover, two companies oi light troop* under command of Capt. Vinton, acting major, and judiciously drawn up the main body of hii command, flanksd on the right hy (lays, and latt by Walkar's Texsua. The enemy advaoced boldly, was repul od by one general discharge from all arms, fltd in conlusion closely pressed by Childaand Hays, preceded by the light troope under Vinton; and while they fled peat, our troops entered the tort and palace. In a lew momenta the unpretending flag ef the Union had replaced tbe gaudy standard of Mexico. Tha captured guns? one six inch howitzer, one twelve and two ninc-pounder brass guns, together with Duncan's and Mackall's field iattenes, which camo up at full gallop, war# in full and eflVc.tive play upon the retiring and confused masses that flllvd the stieel (of which we had the prolongation; leading to the n-areet plaza la .aptlU, also crowned with troops At this moment the enemy's lose was heavy. The investment was now complete Except the force neceesary to hold the poeitions on Jndrptndtntia and sarve the guns (shifted to points whence the shot could be made to reach the great plaza,) the division was now concentrated around the palace, and preparation made to ?rsiilt the city on the loll owing day, or sooner, should the ge etal-in-chiel 'either so direct, or, before coramuaicetwo be had, renew the assault from the oppeeite quarter. In the meantime attention was directed to every provision our circumatancts peimitted to alleviate tbe condition of our wounded soldiers and officers; to the decent Interment of the dead, not omitting In either respect all that mi due to those of the enemy. About 10 A M on the 13d, a heavy fire was heard la the opposite quarter. Its magnitude anu continuance, as well as other circumstances, did not permit a doubt that the general was conducting a main attack; and thtt his orders lor my co operation (having to travel a circuit of soma six miles) had miscarried, or failed to reach me by meens of the numerous cavalry of the enemy. Under these oMvletteas, the troope were inetantly ordered to commence an operation, which, if not otherwise direct- j E NE NEW Yi I ed, I bad designed to execute in part, under favor of the ! night. Two column* of attack ware organized, to more along the two principal etreeta leading from our poaiUon I i'i direction of the great plaza, composed of light troopa, lightly extended, with onleri to mask the men whenever practicable; avoid those point* swept by the enemy's artillery; to press on to the Arst plaza.Capella; to get hold of the ends of streets bey ond,then enter the buildings and by means of picks and bars break through the longitudinal action of tha walls; work from house to house, and, ascending to the roofs, to place themselves upon the same breast-height with the enemy. Light artillery by sections and niicsi. under rillnn,n rnutwl UbA>ii Martin, Havs, Iron*. Clarke, and Curd, followed at suitsble interval*, covered by reserve* to guard the piece* and the whole operation against the probable entei prise* of cavalry upon our left This was effectually done by seizing and commanding the head of every cross street. The street* were, at different and well-chosen peints, barricaded by heavy masonry walls, with embrasures for on* or mor? guns, and in overy instance well supported by cross batteries. These arrangement* of defence gave to our operations at this moment a complicated character, demanding much car* and precaution: but the work went en steadily, simultaneously and successfully. About the time our assault commenced, the fire coased from our force in the opposite quarter. Disengaged on the one side, the enemy was enabled to shift men and guns to our quarters* was soon manifested by accumulation of fire. At dark we had worked through the walls and squares, and reached to within one block of the great plaza, leaving a covered way in our rear?carried a laige building which toweied over the principal defences, and during the ight and ensuing morniog, crowned its roof with two howitzers and a six-pounder. All things were now prepared to renew the assault at down of day, when a flag was sent in, asking* momentary suspension of fire, which led to the capitulation upon terms so honorable to our arms. As the columns of attack were moving from the Palace hill. Major Munroe, chief of artillery, reached me with a ten inch mortar, which was immediately advanced to the plaza. Chapel, put in position masked by the church wall, its bed adjusted as rapidly as possible, and by sunset opened upon tbe great square At this period our troop* had worked to within one square of the plaza. Tne exact position of our comrades, on the opposite side, was not known, and the distance of 'he position to be assailed from tbe bomb battery but conjectural; eight hundred vards were assumed, and fuze and charge regulated accordingly ; the first shell fell a little short of the point on which it was directed, and baaide our troops ; a alight iucrease of the projecting charge gave exact results. The whole service was managed by >Major Munroe, most admirably, and, combined with other opera ions, exercised a decided inlluence upon the fiDal results. Early on thq morning of the :13d, Major Brown, artillery battalion, was despatched with a aelect command, and one section of Maokall's battery, under juieut Irons, to occupy the stone mill and adjacent grounds, constituting, one league in advance, the narrow gorge near St Catarina. The Major took possession, repulsed the enemy's picquets, and was inspiring bis comtnaud to resist any attack, when he received my orders to retrsce his steps, enter the city, and form the main reserve to the assaulting columns He came up in good time and in good order, and was at once under fire. On the 35th, in conformity with tl.e articles of capitulation. the citadel was taken possession ot )>y a command consisting of two companies of each regiment, and one section of each battery, 2d division. General Smith was directed to take comm-nd of this corps, and conduct the ceremony, which duty he executed with delicacy to the unhappy and humiliated foe. You will , receive lists of captured munitions of war; lists of such as were surrendered have already been handed in It is a source of high gratification that ws nave been able to accomplish such tortunate results with so moderate a sacrifice of gallant men. Annexed is a return ?i killed and wounded, exhibiting date*, action#, and circum<tancei. When every officer and every soldier, regular and volunteer, has, through a series of harassing and sevare conflicts, in the valley and on the mountain, in the street and on tbe house-top, cheerfully, bravely, and successfully executed every service, and complied with every exaction of valor and patriotism, the ta*k is as difficult as delicate to distinguish individuals; and yet it will always happen, as it has always happened in the varied cenei of battle and aiege, that fortune present! to some those opportunities which all would have aeized with irladness and avidity. It is my pleasing and grateful duty to present to tbe consideration of the general iu chief, and through him to the government, the distinguiahed conduct of Brigadier General Smith, colonel of rifles Brevet Lieutenant Colonel Childs, artillery battalion; Colonel Haya, Texan riflemen; Brevet Lieutenant Colonel Duncan, horse artillery, and Capt, C. K. Smith, second artillery, commanding light troops 1st brigade My thanka ure also specially due to Lieut Col Stani ford, 8th (commanding firit brigade) ; Major Munroe, chief of artillery (general atari*) ; Brevet Major Brown, Captain J. R. Vinton, artillery battalion; Captain J. U scott, artillery battalion (light troopa); Major Scott, commanding, and Captain Morrill, 5th , Captain* Mitei, commanding, Holmoa and Rot*, 7th infantry ; and Capt. Scriren, commanding 8th infantry ; to Lieut Colonel Walker (captain rifle*), Major Chevalier, and Captain McCulloch, of the Texan, and Captain Blanchard Louisiana volunteers : to Lieut*. Mackall (commanding battery), Roland, Martin, Hays, Irons, Clarke, and Curd, horse artillery ; Lieut Longstreet, commanding light company, 8th ; Lieut. Ayres, artillery battalion, who was among the first in the assault upon the palace, and who secured the colors. Lech of the officers named either headed special detachments, columns of attack, storming parties, or detached guns, and all were conspicuous for conduct and courage. Mr attention has been particularly directed by Gen. Smith to the gallant conduct of Lieut Gardner, 7th infantry, during the assault upon the city; on which occasion he threw himself in advance and on the most exposed points, ani mating the men by his brave example Particular attention has also been called to the Lieutenants Nicbolls.(brothers J Louisiana volunteers, as having highly distinguished themselves by personal daring and erilcient service The officers of brigade and regimental staff were conspicuous in the field, or in their particular departments. Lient Hanson, (commanding,) Vandorn, aid-do camp, 7th; Lieut. Rebinaon, 5th, (quartermaster's department,) on the staff of Gen Smith; Lieutenant and Adjutant Clarke, 8th infantry, staff 1st brigade; Lieutenants Benjamin, Adjutant artillery battalion: Peck, ordnance olficer, artillery battalion ; O. Deaa, Adjutat fifth; and Page, Adjutant eeventh infantry, are highly commended by their respective chief*, to the justness of which I have the pleasure to add my personal observation. In common with the entire division, my particular thanks are tendered to assistant aurgeona Portei, (senior,) Byrne. Conrad, DeLeon, and Robarta, (medical department,) who were ever at hand in the close fight, promptly adm.matsring to the wounded and suffering soldier. To the officers of the atari*, general and personal, more especially associated with myself?Hon. Col. Bailie Peyton, Louieiana troops, who did me the honor to serve es aid-de-camp ; Captain Bandera, military engineers ; Lieutenant Meade, topogiaphical engineers ; Lieutenants E. Deas, Daniels, and Ripley, quartermaster's and commissary's staff; and Lieutenants Pamberton, 4th artillary, and Wood. 8th infantry, my aids-de tack diversified operations daring the three dat end night*, they were constantly in motion, performing every executive duty with zeal and intelligence only surpassed by daring and courage in conBict. 1 beg to commend each to ipecial consideration. We have to lament the gallant Captaina McKavett, 8th infantry, an officer of high merit, killed on the 31st, and Gillespie, Texa* volunteers, on the 33d. The latter emi nently distinguished himself while leading hi* brave company at the storming of the Brat height, and periihed in iceking a similar distinction on a second occasion, Captain Oatlin and Lieut. Potter, 7th; Lieut* Rossell, 6th, and Wainright, 8th infantry, and Lieut. Reece, Texas riflemen, received honorable, happily not mortal, wounds The following non-commissioned officers are reported as having highly distinguished themselves; Sergeant* Hazard, 4th, and Dilworth, >d artillery; Quartermaster Sergoant Henry, 7th infantry ; Cross, company C; Rounds, Bradford (color sergeant), and Magg, company L; Bailey, company I; and Ballard, 7th infantry. In the several conflicts with the division, the enemy's loss is ascertained to exceed four hundred and fifty men; four nine pounders one twelve-pounder bras* gun, on* twenty-four pounder howitzer, and two national (garrison) standards captured. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, W J. WORTH, Brevet Brigadier Oenaral, Commanding 3d division. Mt)er W. W. S. Bliss, Assistant Adjutant General arm*nf neennetinn Hf AD4l'A>TEBt 1ST Division AsMT Or OCCCFATIO!*, Ctmp Mtr Monterey, Mexico, ( September IP, 1846. J Sib for tbo information ol tha major general com mending tha army of occupation I hare the honor to make tha following report of the operations of tha divi ions of tha army under my command against the enemy in position at Monterey. On tha moraine ol tha list instant, my division advanced towards the city. Lieut. Col. J. Oa>land's brigade, composed ol the Id and 4th regiments of regular infantry, and Captain B. Bragg's horse artillery, Lieutenant Colonel H. Wilson's brigade, composed of the 1st regiment of regular infantry, and the Washington and Baltimore battalion of volunteers, were orderrd to the east and lower end of the eity, to make a diversion in favor of Brevet Brigadier timers! W. i Worth's division, which was operating against the west and upper pert of the city, it being deemed practicable, an usaault was ordered against two ot the enemy's advanced works. The regular force of my division was thiown to the right of the two woiks. with orders to take possession oi some houses in the city on the tight and rear of the enemy's ad vanced position, is ith a view of annoying him in flank and iear The " Washington and Baltnuora battalion" was orderad on tba road leading directly to the works Under a most galling and dastructive Ore from three batteries in i front and ona on tha right, aa wall as that ol small arms I from all tha|adjacent houses end stona walls, my division advancad as rapidly as tha ground end stern opposition of the enemy would admit of. Tha lat, 3d, and 4th regiments of infantry gained the position to which they were ordered, end annoyed the enemy in flank and rear, until he wea obliged to evacuate his two advanced works, which were hotly pressed by General Butler's division ofvolnntaars, and tha Washington and Baltimore battalion, under command of Lieut. Col. Watson The 3d and 4th advanced still further into the city, but finding the atreeta strongly barricaded by heavy masses f masonry, behind which batteries ware placed, and the housea filled with light troops, wore obliged to retire to the works first taken by the volunteers. The position of tke enemy's batteries, and the arrangement of hi* da111 ry street and oorner, rendered it necessary far the regular troepe who advanced Into the city to ha ly. After ? Mat SS^te W -y .^rv; r"*'%ir" 1 11 i .J i JUJlS W YO ORK, WEDNESDAY MOR men succeeded, after various repulses, in driving the oo enemy from each andeverv of his peiitioni in the suburbs. set The Si infantry, commanded by Major W. W Lear, and ma part of the 4th. all under the command cf Lieutenant ha Colonel J. Garland, lad off towards the right, and in the ev direction of one of the enemy's strongest works in m< front of a bridge in the city. Capt. B. Bragg's battery tol accompanied the command, under a destructive fire, ! en which killed and disabled several of his men and horses, ha until directed to retire beyond the range of small arms, oi In this desperate struggle, the 3d infantry had had Cap- ' tei tains L. N. Morris and G. P. Field, Breret Major P. N. ' da Barbour, 1st Lieut, and Adjt. D. 8. Irvin, and 3d Lieut R. , Tk Hazlitt, killed, together with several non-commissioned ' ad' officers and men, and its commanding officer, Major W. I oh W Lear, and Cant. II Bainbridge, wounded?the former ! flr dangerously, and the latter slightly; and the 4th lost its wi adjutant, Lieut. C. Hoskins, and Brevet 1st Lieut. Woods. ' is ot in* lid infantry serving with the 4th. The number of co killed and wounded amongst the officers shows with du what praiseworthy (heroism each regiment and cotnpa* kn ny was led against the entrenched enemy. The 1st in- I fantry, commanded by Brevet Major J. J. Abercrombie, aa passing two of the enemy's advanced works, sue- j gr ceeded m gaining possession of some houses on the 1 Th left of the position of the ad and 4th. Captains E. ' of Backus and J. M. Scott, of the 1st, with their companies, I ms took an advantageous position in rear of the two works otl referred to.andoy firing into the gorges, assisted the vo- lik lunteer force very materially in driving the enemy from it them. Captain J. H. Lamotte, of the 1st, with his com- shi pany, was doing valuable service at this time, when he co: received two wounds, and was obliged to retire. The eu killed and wounded in these three companies, in this fro operation, numbers thirty-six. Lieut. K. Uilworth, of fee t apt. J. H. Lamotte's company, was mortally wounded sp< by a twelve-pounder before entering the town. The CI remainder of Captain J. IL. Lamotte's company be- to ing now without an officer, was incorporated with co otuers of the regiment Captain A. 8. Miller's com- sol pany, 1st infantry, was actively employed in driving me the enemy from his hedges and stone fences near the W advanced work, and having succeeded, with consid- J?< erable loss, took command of what remained of compa- the nies C, E, G and K, 1st infantry, accompanied by Lieut, the S. Hamilton, acting adjutant, Brevet Major J. J Aber- wi crombie, commanding the regiment,having been wound- in ed, and Lieut. J. C. Terrett, his adjutant, and moved to nie repel a threatened attack on Capt. B. Bragg's battery by W a body of lancers; after which his command joined ad Gen Hamer's brigade, operating in the suburbs, and m; there remained till the close of the day. The Baltimore m< and Washington battalion, commanded by the gallant int Lieut. Colonel Wm. II. Watson, who was killed whilst in advancing under a heavy fire, into the city , served in wl co-operation with the regular infaatry. After their com- thi mander fell, the companies were detached, and did good wi service till the close of tho day. tr< Th? ntimhar nf bill*H U !?: show* with what obstinacy each position was defended an by the enemy, as well as the gallantry and good conduct et displayed by our officers and men. thi Cant. B. Bragg's battery, having suffered severely, af- be ter advancing some distance into the city, was obligeid to m; withdraw to a point out of range of the enemy's small m; arms. Captain R Ridgely, with one section of his bat- sei tery, annoyed the enemy's advanced works for some wl time in the commencement of the assault, but was obli- thi ged to retire out of range of their batteries that were pissing on him. Having used a twelve-pounder taken ful from the first work, against the enemy, till the ammuni- w< tion gave out, he was sent with one section of his ewn yo battery still further in advance; but being unable to ac- sei cumplish much against the enemy's heavy breastworks, ha elurned to, and occupied with his battery tire first in work taken from the enemy. Captains R Ridgely co and B. Bragg, and their subalterns, W. H. tthorer, pe G. 11 Thomas, J. K Reynolds, C. L. Kilburn, and or S. (i. French, deserve the highest praise for their no skill and good conduct under tho heaviest fire of the fui enemy, which, when au opportunity offered, was th concentrated on tliem In the advances works referred a| to, wote taken four officers and siateenmen, prisoners of in war, togetner with five pieces of ordnance, aoaie arnmu- in nition, and small armi Having thrown up aome slight ca breastworks, the 1st, 3d, and 4:h infantry, and Capt. R ha Ridgelf's battery, occupied this position until the morn- ob ing of the 22d th Owing to the position of the enemy and the nature of tu the ground, the two squadrons of 3d dragoons, command, co ed by Lieut. Col. C. A. May, were not brought into action, sh They were, however, actively and usefully employed in *P collecting and conveying the wounded to our camp in On the 33d, the advance into the city was resumed, the st< infantry working their way from house to house sup- mi ported by Captains R Rdgely and B. Bragg'a batteries, tn driving the enemy before them. When night closed our *u operations on the 23d, our men had advanced to within sti two aquaret of the centre of the city iu A cessation of hostilities on the morning of the 24th. mi stopped our further progress, and gave us time to collect the wounded and bury the dead The operating strength " of my command on the morning of the 21at, was sixtythree (officers and ten hundred and twentv-two men anil out of that number were killed end wounded fifteen Mi officers end one hundred end sixty-four men. I encloee Uerr with a tabular atatement of the killed, wounded and misting. Of the field officers I take pleaanre in noticing the conduct of the late and lamented Lieut. Col. W. 11 VVataon, of the Washington and Baltimore battalion of volunteers, who fell at the head of kia command, whilst m gallantly loading it against the enemy's werks, as also an that of Major W. W. Lear, commanding 3d infantry, who so was dangerously wounded in the same assault, for ed which good service I present his name for praise and th promotion. Lieuts. O. W. F. Wood, 1st infantry, and W. T. H. Brooks, 3d infantry, were actively and usefully Ol emi loved as acting assistant adjutant generals, the for- 8. tner to Lieut. Col. H. Wilson, 4th brigade, and the latter ge to Lieut. Col. J. Garland, of the 3d brigade. They were both dismounted by the enemy's artillery mi My stalT officers, Lieut. D. C. Buell, 3d infantry, acting CI assistant adjutant general, and Lieut. P. W. McDonald, in 3d dragoons, aide-de camp, rendered me valuable and ma- ca ritorioua services, in exposed positicns, during the time n.< my division was engaged with the enemy. 1 am, sir, very respectfully, to Your obedient servant, in D. E. TWIOOS; Brig. Oen. U. S. A., Com. lat Division. vii Major W. W. 8. Bliss, Pe Asat. Adj't Gen. Army of Occupation. fol Note ? Alter Major W. W. Leer and Captain H. Bain- b' bridge left the Sd infantry wounded, that regiment was u", led and commanded by Cap*. W. 8. Hanrv. 3d infantrv. ? until the close of the day. yTi mi HK*D-Qt'arte*? Tkiai Foarrt, Hi Monterey, Oct. 1, 1846 St Sir : In submitting a report of the diapoaitioo and conductor the Texa* vulunteera under my command during Li the recent asaault upon and capture of the city of \lon- A, terey, 1 shall endeavor to avoid unnecessary details, and J. confine myself chiefly to a brief statement of such lead- Cl ing and material facts as may seem to be worthy of record, and necessary to a right understanding of the character and services of my people. The Texas mounted men arrived at Monterey in ad- T vance of the balance of the army, (being honored with that position,) and displayed themaelvea on the plain in front of the city, with the expectation of immediate battle?an expectation founded upon some demonstrations of the foe. The enemy, however, soon evincing an indisposition to bring on a general engagement, my forces, alter some reconnoitering, retired, under your orders, to ha the place of encampment, to await the arrival of the rj. balance of the army. This was on the 19th of Sep tember. an Bin obedience to your orders, the first regiment of my bo command was placed on the 30th ult., under the control 4I of Qen. Worth, and I am proud that it had the honor of * co-opeiating in all the brilliant operations of that die- w< tinguished officer. An official account of his bold and go successful attack upon the upper part of the city has, no doubt, been already furnished you, and the essential services of the Texas troops rendered upon that occasion, co csnnot be otherwise than a source or exceeding gratifl- dl< cation to me, as a Teian, as well ss an American? thi a gratification which is greatly heightened by the reflection that the merits of that gallant band are fully arl appreciated by yourself, as well as by the talented ri| and high-spirited officer (Gen. Worth) whose military he genius guided their valor and conducted to victory. ty On the 31st ult. I was ordered, with my second regi- thi ment, to the support of Gen. Worth ; but, on arriving at the gorge of ths mountain, I received instructions to T( countermarch and rejoin the forces under your immediate command, which had commenced an assault upon | one of the enemy's strong holds near the lower part of in tho city. Before I could arrive, however, at the theatre thi of action, the point assailed was triumphantly carried; Kb and my men had the mortifying disappointment of not at sharing the dangers and participating in the glory of the me day. thi Hostilities not being resumed on the 33a, the regiment at ' wan varioualy employed daring the day in viaiting the it j Caldaretn road, reconnoitering theauburba of the city, he and courting a conflict with the mounted ranchero* and lancera, who, it waa auppoied, might be encouraged to meet ua by theii luperior number*. Thia, however, they j carefully avoided ; ; nd the regiment continued ita ay a- 0it tern of vigilance until the morning of the 2Sd, when I ] waa ordered by youraelf to repair to the *upport of Oen. pn Quitman, who waa in hot engagement with the enemy in att the lower part of the city. My union with him waa ef- ] fected under aevare Are of the loe ; but on reaching the Ha place ef action, I waa pleaaed to And hia troop* in good *bi heart, holding the enemy at bay, though greatly fatigued by prevent and previoua toil* My flrat order to my ent men waa to enter the houtea, acale the wall*, and ma flght the enemy in hia own way?that ia, under tio cover, and from the top* of the houaea. The ?i?, order wua promptly obeyed ; and in thia manner? mi working through the well* and ahooting from the j0,' parapet riola we continued to advance upon the ] enemy, driving him from one a juarr te another, jn until we arrived within a ahort diauuee ot the church Or and grand plaza, where the iargeat portion of the enemy 'a ap| force waa congregated. Every loot waa aharpiy con- < taated by the foe; and nothing but tha unflinching cou ,d< rage and unerring ahot of our men, anahied ua to pro- coi greaa againat a force ao vaatly atiperior in numbe/a to 0|T our*. The flght on the pert o( the Texana commenced ter about 11 o'clock in the loranoon, and continued without Hceaaatioa until tfawv were called off by your order, to- Hi warda the cloae ot tha day. Thay retired with raluc- ru tanco, from a perfect confidence ia their ability to con- : | tiaue their onward movement, and to hold the city aa j Da far aa they might extend their captura. Our loaa, under jn| the circumatancea, waa aurpriaiagly amall, being only ! i one killed, end Ave wounded. That of the enemy i* not de known: but we have reaaon to believe that it waa eon- go aiderable, not only from their own acknowledgment*, j ho but alto from the tigna of blood, aa wall m trom tha fket I j0i that our men aoldom flred except with fraaedallo* ration, wl and only where an object waa in view. It 1 have no obaarvatioaa to offhr upon tha avonta of tha Hi day, further than to axpraaa my ttaboundod admiration po of tho indomitabl# oeuraga and poraevaraneo exhibited rot in the attach, hm to reiterate tho regret experieaoed by ita mb at being relltfl open, hi the height of aucooea *m 1 Ai m " ' ?* UlJ- JUJ L?JRE F

NING, NOVEMBER 25, nfldence to retire from the (fold of their operotiona A 1 g? i?e ofduty constraint m~ alio to a public acknowledg- I w mt of the good conduct of the commend with which I J been ordered to co-operate. General Quitman, how- j th er, e brave and excellent officer, will do Juatice to the 1 irita of hla own men Col Davia, of that command. I am b j d, waa the flrat to receive and return the ahot of the i ti< emjr; and among the laat to retire from the conteat. 1 St d the pleaaure of hia company during the greater part | w the fight, and am proud of the opportunity of bearing Li itimony to hia gallant conduct. I beg leave alao, un- , r the authority of Gen. Lamar, to compliment Lieut. | th lomaa, of the artillery, and hia brave men, for the bold ga ranee and efficient management of the gun nnder hia j arge. When ordered to retire, he reloaded hia piece, w ad a farewell ehot at the foe, and returned (we hope tai thout loea) under a ahower of bulleta. Special pralae ve due to the young eoldier who levelled the gun, for the ol and deliberate manner with which he executed hi a ty amidat tho moat imminent danger. Hia name la not of own. th In the diltributian of hnnnra amnnar mv nurn nannla 1 I an i sensible of the responsibility oAhe task. and of the eat difficulty of executing it to the eatiefaction of all. he lat aome ahould accomplish more than othera ia a law to nature. It may be the result not so much of superior irit as of mere superiority in physical strength, and re ter adventitious circumstances. But on occasions er e the present, where all did their duty, and did it well, ni would seem to be proper and just that their fame co ould be a common one. For this reason, and other ty usiderations, 1 must avoid the indulgence of individual w. logy altogether, except so far as it may be inseparable mi >m an exposition of the conduct of my staff, which I re il bound to make, inasmuch as I am in some degree re th insible to the public for their behaviour. Major cs arke, my junior aid, who had rendered himself useful ui mo on many occasions, was an active officer, hi nducted himself in battle with the true spirit of the fo idier, and had the honor of bein^ the first in the regi>nt to enter the city. He was rapidly followed by Mr. sii alter Winn, (a worthy gentleman, and soldier of Ban ri cinto,) who was connected with my military family as pa s secretary of General Lamar. During the hottest of as i oontest he was frequently by my side, and also acted m th Major Clarke In the transmission of my orders, bt the face of many perils. General Burleson, my se>r aid, had accompanied the command of General er orth, and acquired fresh laurels for himself, and an led new lustre to the arms of Texas. General Lamar, ns r division inspector, (acting also as adjutant,) was di tinly instrumental in causing my troops to be called fa o requisition. He had accompanied General Quitman m the occupancy of a point in the lower part of the city, tere the battle commenced; and it was at his suggestien D' it a messenger was despatched for my command. He is found in active co-o|>eration with the Miss, and Tenu pi tops, but rejoined my regiment on its arrival, vi d acted, during the balance ef the fight, with the Tex- tb s. Fully satisfied throughout with the conduct of th ch, 1 take this method of returning them my sincerest fo snks, as well as my best wishes for their welfare ; and of g leave also to embrace the opportunity of tendering 9' y groiuuae ana admiration to the w bole lores under tr y command?officers and loldiera?for the important rvicea rendered their country, and the noble manner in w lich they have sustained the honor and chivalry of th air State. w In doing justice to the living, let ui not be forget- th 1 of the dead. Among tho fallen in my commanl, oi > have been called upon to mourn the fate of a th ung officer who was the brightest ornament of the rvice, the soul of honor, and the pride of chivalry. He th 4 long been employed by the government of Texas pc defence of the western frontier, as the commander of a of rpe of mounted rangers, and probably no officer ever fo rforraed his duty with more activity and efficiency, with more satisfaction to the country. He poseessed m ithing of the rough habits, ignorance, and presuming te rwaidness which is asuffily supposed to attach to n< e frontier soldier. He was an educated man, and p gentleman by nature; quiet in his manners: amiable 01 temper; Just in his dealings; and striotiy moral * all his habits. During his connexion with the present c< tnpaign, his depoitment was such?so marked by a ippy union of modesty with bravery, and dignity with pi icdience?as to win the hearts of all and constitute him ai e chief favorite of the army. He f llowed the for- u. nes ot General Worth, shared in all the dangers of the hi mmand, and closed his brilliant career a i idst the th outs of victory. Though leeble in frame, the in- m iring enorgies of his mind enabled him to keep m advance of his comrades ; s i that in the irnnng of the Bishop's hill, he was the fore- H ?nt man and the first victim upon the ramparts of ?? e foe. He was buried where he fell?upon the loftiest pi mmit?and the mountain that ei.rloses his remains will bi and an eternal monument of hisglory?it will be known th history, and long Irequented by his grateful country- at en as the grave of Gillespie. I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your ob'dt ai rvant, ci J. P1NCKNEV HENDERSON, Maior Gen., comd's the Texas Volunteers. fo ?j. Gen. ZtOHUT Taylor, hi Commanding the Army of Occupation. in ???? hi Naval Intelligence. w [From the Boiton Courier. Nov. 93.] [c Capt. S. H. String ham baa received ordera to take com- h and of the line-oi-battle ship Ohio, now in our harbor, id proceed to aea with all poaaible deapatch, under t* aled ordera. Her deatination ia unknown, but preaum- * I to be Vera Cruz. Other accounta aay ahe ia bound to ' e Pacific. a The following officera have received ordera to join the P hie: Commander L. M. Goldahorough; Lieutenanta 8. d Lee, Joaeph F. Orun, Brown, P. W. Murphy; 8ur- '' ion, B. Waahington; Puraer, John Debue. i Lieut Neville, with a draft of aeamen, numbering 84 Bn, deatined for the Ohio, arrived at the Navy Yard, in cl larlaatown, on Friday. Another draft of one hundred, bl >m Baltimore, arcived on Saturday, and a large draft B me in the Stonington cara trom New York yeaterday iruing. bi Workmen are engaged upon the aloopa-of-war Jameawn and Yorktown, both of which will be commiaaioned the courae of the winter. ' United Statea iloop-of-war Falmouth, Commander Jar- u , arrived at thia port yeaterday afternoon, from maacola, whence ahe aailed on 93th October. The 1) llowing ia a liat of her ofllcera: Joaeph R. Jarvia, Di immander; Thomaa W. Brent, W. R. Gardner, C. Poindexter, W. Owathney, Lieutenanta ; C. A. tl taler, Surgeon: H. M. Huakell, Puraer; Win. A. Nel- hi n, Paaaed Aaaiatant Surgeon; J. M. B. Clitz. Acting fl aater; E. C. Paateur, Jamea Rochelle, Edward T. Car- g ichacl, Midahipmen; E. S. Merritt, Captain'a Clerk; A. R nngrity, Boatawain; John Cauth, Gunner; O. R. L. p, lettteld, Carpenter; George Thomaa, Sailmaker. b The Falmouth brought the following paaaengera :? 0I eutenantaJ.M Gardner, J. H. Sherburne; Midanipmen l? . II Otia, W. H. Murdaugh, W. L. Powell, N. T. Weft, g a Dairvuu, j\. r. monroe; ooauiwain ntmuei uiew; i| irpentcr Luther Manson; Sailmaker J. O. Gallagher. g fc n Hartford, Conn., Nov. 31, 1840. ti he Jlpolloneoni?Merchant i' Convention?Thtir Reio- ^ lutioni, Saying! and Doing!?Their Nomination of * Candidate! for the Preiidency and Vice Preiidency in c 1848, fc. fc. C Those wonderful young muoiciani, the Apolloneona " ve taken our city by (torn, no one dreaming that Ame- u :an aoil could produce ouch maotera of muaic, vocal y d instrumental, in only from 0 to IS years' growth of gj dy. Talk not to me of your groat foreign 60 centa and k ticket artiata?give me the aweet, harmonioua, and J) >nderful music of the Apolloneona, in preference. I w it atrong for preference to American labor of all kinda, d especially where it auita my ear and teste. aa do the dl ncerta of theae native muaiciana, far above all the fid- ^ i faddle and uncomprehensible contortions of aome of H b crack (or cracked) foreign muaiciana. The Dry Gooda merchant* of Hartford city and county, f b known in your city aa legion, and as honorable, up- h rht and aound men. For days before their meeting, s< Id laat evening, handbills were circulated in flaming pe, as if the country was all on fire, announcing ai i following: b? NOTICE, it ) THE DRY GOODS FRATERNITY OF HART- a< FORD CITY AND COUNTY. pi It being deemed expedient by many of the Fraternity ki this city, that a meeting be called, to be composed of to )se engaged in the DRV GOODS BUSINESS, both in nployers and Clerks, to devise SOME METHOD OF w XLINO DRY GOODS, which shall be an improve- *to >nt upon the old, and which shall tend moat to promote w i interests of the Fraternity, and secure to the public, w the same time, FAIR AND HONORABLE DEALING; cc is therefore thought proper to hold a meeting, to be Id at gc ml M A VR Siinnv MartfarA nt On FRIDAY EVENING, Nor. 20, at 7 o'clook. A Oqk Addre**** may be expected from gentlemen of thie n< y, whoie experience cannot Call to be of laating benefit, di It ie hoped that the Clerk* in the city will not tail to be Pi nent on thii occaeion. The public are alee inrlted to a and. Per order of the Committee of Arrangement*. te S. B.?The Committee will be in attendance at the *i ill at 6 o'clock, te aiaign lodging* to Delegate* from U rood. p* I'he call waa promptly responded to by a large and M tbuaiaetic aaaemhlag* of the mercantile community, \ omiich no, that the imge and apeciou* hall we*, in por n* filled to almoet cultocatiou, to the great damage and r0 itruction of earn* ! The * lommiiwe ou lodgings hai- ,i( ( attended to the duties sMign-sd them, of providing Igingi for the numeroui deleg'tion* from abroad- ?, Lieutenant Starr railed the meeting to older, a* usual ,n aonven'iona, hail' an lioui alter the time named arrived ,n eat impatianca wa* manifeited by toe audience at thia parent unnecessary <i<- lay q apt. J. Gorton Smith wa* nommatad and choen Pre*- u, snt pre ttm. ot the Convention Motion made that a te mmittee be appointed to nominate anitable permanent p4 leer* for the Convention?Carried. Committee repor- fn I Capt. J. Gorton Smith, for Preaident?Lieut. William < j W arnar, and Corp. Banjamin Biita, Vica Proaidanta? w gh Pnvata George Root, 8. and B. See H D. Wood- w r, Recratariaa. cfc Report of he committee accepted, and the individual* tl< med elected to their reipective nation* in a thunder th f *7* ol Capt Smith, in beautiful language and flowing style, _ picted the miseries and burden* under which th* dry w oda dealer* now togged end toiled U out of every 24 are, for aix day* In the week (Cheer* ) He wa* re- th ced to tee thii immen** upriiing of th* craft to devla* ly* and mean* for improving the dry good* bueineae ? c, rejoiced hi* heart t* see hare gathered merchant* of n irtford city and Harttord county ,po***se*d of th* meat a < warfal intellectual calibre?(cheere) ?aqnal la all ISsSB?tS?Sfi8Bi = [ERA 1846. ithering of the people here aaaembled, wm an honor- ! hich wholly overcame him. 1*1 Capt. 9 took hi* aeat in a very dignified ityle, amid i under* of applauae and tremendous excitement. *K Resolution paaaed that a Committee of four be choeen, ' r nomination, to prepare reaolutiona for the cooaidera 5? >n of the meeting The committee conaiated of Lieut. J d"* arr, Major Cleveland, C. Hpencer, and Mr. Burkett, ' * ' ho retired for ''deliberation." During their abaence eut. Starr introduced the following :? Reiolvtd, That the reportera of the daily papera of ia city and New York, be allowed aeata with the dele- 0(1 itea. Reiolvtd, That diatinguiahed gentlemen from abroad, | ho may be preaent with ua thia evening, he invited to ; ke aeata with, and participate in the doing* of the con- P" ntion Adopted "unanimously," amidst "great applause." ro The Herald Reporter not having arrived, at thia stage cu the meeting, I took it upon myself to supply his place, *y at the doings of this meeting should not "waste its I'1 reetness upon the desert air." . The committee on resolutions soon returned with a *? itch which haul been cooked up beforehand, as is cus- I . mary at all conventions, and reported as follows :? t 1,1 Resolved, That among the great improvements and I cent discoveries in the arts and sciences in the present ilightcne I state of the world, and the great desire mafested to improve and benefit particular classes of the immunity, our time-honored and disinterested fraternihave, in a great measure been neglected, and we look ?2 ith alarm nt this increasing apathy for our improvecnt. and with apparent concern at the spirit that woahl r? move the old landmarks that were established in the J no of Alfr -d the (treat, and which under the fostering th ire of our free government, has been transplanted, and of ider benign und healthful iulluenre. reached such a " gh state of periection in the city and county of Hart. rs rd. II Resolved, That in the opinion of this iarge and enthu latic Convention, the cours- of human eventa hsa ar fe< ved when it is time for decisivo action, and that all irty animosities, and all local questions should be put " ide, and with diligence an I assiduity, put forth our an ost strenuous efl'orta to build up the largest dry goods | isiness in the world. | | Resolved, That the glorious achievements by the ? ma of our country, at Palo Alto, Resaca de la Palma, ' id at Monterey; battles unprecedented in the history of itions, shining with resplendent glory, will only be 1 mmed by the brighter glare of this bloodless con- V st that we ere now entering upon, in such perfect harony, shoulder to shoulder, and with this inscription m nblazoned on our banner?" Victory, Capitulation, or th afeet" H Resolved, That we are in ',favor of free trade, both in ? inciple and detail, which ie, that all shall have the prilege of selling goods, as many and as cheap as each in [? eir wisdom shall decide; and we would recommend to .r e Congress oi our nation, that in the selection of goods af r the White House, at Washington, and for the Halls pi ' the Montezumas, they should give the attractive stock koous in inn cuy ine prnereucs over inoia imported JV on Massachusetts and Oregon u Resolved, That the Magnetic Telegraph i? one of the 0f ondari of the age, aod is a valuable meant ot aending re a report! of our market to diitant climea and distant w orlds, and that it is the duty of our merchants to use dt eir surplus capital in the purchase of the stock, not ily as a profitable investment, but that we may control .is mighty engine of mesmeric influence a Resolved, That we are in favor of union for the sake of I e Union?union of feeling, union of heart, union of pur- m tie?above all, and of more importance than all, union ** "dry goods, carpeting!, paper hangings, furniture, S! athers, cushions and curled hair.n ,t Resolved, That although we are in favor of energetic it ovements, yet we would hope that our honorable frairnity would not draw the subject into the political are- g a, nor nominate any candidates for State officers the resent year, nor would we wish any distinct political rganization until the Presidential campaign of 1848) w could, however, recommend that our friends at the r inning election, vote only for members of the fraternity J Resolved, Thatji we have implicit confidence in the s< ipers of this city, the great fountains of light and heat, s[ i a medium ef communication fiom the centre of the b< liverse, penetrating even the darkest corners of the t'1 nown world, and we would cheerfully recommend ?j iem as in every way worthy of the patronage o the j, erca utile class of the community, hoping we shall re- a:, ember, "That the laborer is worthy of his hire " p< Resolved, that the merchants of the city and county of i arlford, be a commi'tee to devise the b??t methods for illing the greatest amount of goods, and at the lowest " "ices, in a manner to increase their own interest and the Jr] sat interest of the purchasing community, and to make |c ieir several reports at a meeting to be held on the 60th tr tniversary of this convention, Nov. 30. 1898. It These resolution* were taken up separately and passed, ti ad, a la convention style, then laid on the table lor dit- ? ission nj Major Howe, of Maine street, being vociferously called ^ >r, rose and said, he came not to make a speech, but to if ear those'' whose experience r aunot fail of being of last- 0i ig benefit to the fraternity." But as he was up [hear] rn s would say, that his experience proved to him the best ay to sell goods was to sell them "at less than cost"? th sheers, and "that is true"] as all merchants here who b| ave done so soon got rich. More money is made in lis way than in any other ! He was also in favor of |i irowing in many little articles, [hear,] as many ladies rould thus be prevented from begging them; for in- I to lance, if he sold a yard of calico for an apron, throw in : 1 skein of silk or a pair of sissors, or gloves ! For his u art, it was only the other day he sold a lady a wedding j p, ress, and threw in six yards of diaper, at he knew that |,j i the course oi human events it would, before many h lontha, be found necessary. [Prolonged applause J Dr. Rigg* was next cafled upon " amidst deafening }. beers." But not belonging to the fraternity, and not 1 sing Rigg-ed out with a speech, declined, [cheers] ut if any of the country delegates wanted their teeth lied, or any palled, or new grinders inserted, he would s at their service at his office, 180X Main street [Shouts id cheers ] John Dean, Esq , was called for, and not appearing to 1 iswer to his name, a wag remarked that he had gone * p in a blaze of Millerism '. [Groans and cheers.] " Lieut. Starr was loudly called upon to shed forth his ght te the fraternity assembled. He said, that being a ( ulitary character, he would not back out [bear] like his w illustrious predecessor." It afforded him pleasure to see a te fraternity from the counlay so well represented, [hear, ol ear,] and hoped the meeting would be of immense Dene- ol t to all assembled, so that hereafter they could sell bl oods easier to them as well as others. [Cries of, "that's ; *' ?*o it Starr.] But be was laboring undersevere indieoiition, (usual apology from stump speechifiers,) cauaed 4, y assisting in carrying out tha spirit of the resolution d< n union. And as it would undoubtedly interest the debates from abroad to know what the dealers in dry oods here were doing for the benefit of "the fraternity, ,fl iear) he would say that one of the fraternity had just V iren the bachelors' club a slip, and at the age of 33 had irmed a co partnership with one of the fairer sex; [im- 4, tense cheering] and last evening be was at the celebrm- 01 on of the nuptials, and found it well done. [9 cheers for p Veils and his wile) He was sure that this bright I" xample will be followed by another member | cheers] who, in a few days, will Cleve unto a sweet j reature, and call her " dear wife." [Cheers, and ge it 1 leve!J And from strong premonitory symptoms, he ras satisfied that their worthy President, [hear, hear.] rould soon follow in the same path of glory, and take pon himself vows to the perpetuation of his fame. [A r oung ear hquake for applause.] Forenda Wright, not being i the right mood to rejond to the call upon him, was mum. President Star- " sy and Cashier Cornish, felt "com"-ered when called pon. Orand Juror Cornwall was also driven to the I wall" by the deafening cries for him. Lieut. Bolter k 'as found to have " bolted." tl Here the President rose and addressed the jam at the d oor, that if a few of the standers would come forward ad occupy a small vacant place in front, they would ac- l! ommodate the President, Vice Presidents and Secreta- * os?and he might also have added their corns ol Vociferous cries being made for Major Cleveland, the f? resident remarked, " Is Mr. Cleveland in the room? If b e is, he will please faver the audience with his pre- e? tnce." To which . Major Cleveland responded by approving of the call od objects of the convention?(hear) ?hoping all would M 9 greatly profited thereby. (Cheers) He liked the lirit of the resolutions, and the sentiments suited him ex- of :tly. (OfMt chatter ol heels.) He was in favor of imroving the race of dry goods dealers. They had been pt down long enough, and it was high time for them arise in their majesty and arrest their rights?and dar g to assert, maintain them. (Three times three.) He ould not propose that the merchants should descend to wn, city, or State elections, as a separate party ; but M ould propose that they aim high?(cheers)?and he id ould beg leave to ofler the following resolution lor the 1 hi insideration of the meeting : ? m Resolved, That having lull faith in the courage and I ' > >od conduct of Captain J. Uorton Smith, of the wooden ! itmeg State, and the business qualifications of lexander T. Stewart, of the Umpire State, ws hereby ra >miuato the aforesaid Smith as candidate fer the Preai- i iney, and the said Stewart as candidate for the Vice ? residency of these United States, to be supported with . bold front and unflinching steadiness for the 1948 con- J st, an 1 that they are worthy of the cordial and enthu- t, astic support of all the fraternity throughout the is nion. Major C. remarked that merchants ware as caibla of illlinir IhntA nftt.-Ml as ftnv nthsr ftlaaa aaf naawtna C id it waa high tin* to let the people know it [< haara ] * od u SiU? WngUt had juat been killed oft tho Proeiintiel liet. by the recent election in New York, it made I on for the merchante to dip in their man. [He eat iwn eneniouded in a blaze 01 glory and duet.J 1 Motion made that the aubieet ot lumianing thoae dtle K ite? who had ainred ttj the evening attigea, with lodg- ^ m be reterred u the ' aten ling comuut'ee on long- ll g?.'' I'eiaed 111 Ac Preaidi nt H wee preparing to leave tlie room, Major j rt moved that a committee oi Uuee be a|>point#d to wait ! n on him to lodgingt eeaiguvd hnn at the t/ity Hell Ho- : ra I. The preaident rove and put tha queation?" All _ ireona in fevor ol auch a committee thua wait fupon tha gentlemen who laat apoke, aay ye.'?' The welkin rang out i' eye." The noea ere ealled for, but had all atepped out. Capt. Kaeoay | aa delegated lor that purpoae, and hia velvet peilumel ; r? lariot, and ewitch-tailed enimala, together with gen- or men, whoee namea your leporter did not bear, amidat lai ie electioneeriog excitement tor the dialing uiahed poata lantern end triphod beerera, through our dark atreeta ? city lamp* having gone out. While! theee gentlemen ere attending to their dutlea, . , , Lieutenant Elton wea celled upon; but ee he hed no- % ing to aey, concluded to eey no'hing about ?w"hlng V Teller Hneldon would not hell'"out hia deaa when L? tiled upon, but wea alwaya reedy to aholl" out, end |f iceive the dollera by daylight, between the hour* or'* (Sen'cWttenden wea called far, but had (tapped eut? obebly, to prepare for the review of hia amp on tha J Mda and paaaed, that owing to the anor- 1 __ I ? LD. *wp CMU. 5Ui expen*** ?ttending thii convention, a collection ha Imn up. Tho proceed* amounted to >u of 8 and C\'* II*, and 78 cent* in fpecla; for which liberality the Prelent expreaaed hi* profonnd gratitude. Motion mad* and carried, that *11 the aurplua of thi* Uectionafter paying expense* of thi* convention, be poaited in the Saving* Bank for the benefit of the frarnity, who may become diaabled in their rocation ! Voted, that the proceeding* of thi* mooting ho pubhad in the Hartfard Timet and New Kerb Herald Separate vote* of thank* were i>a**od to each of the leer* of tho convention, for the able, prompt, oheerfbl, d dignified manner uqi|) which they had performed air rei|>ectiv* dutiea. Lieut. Starr remarked, that it afforded him mnch hatpneaa to witiiaaa tho brotherly love, affection, end har>ny, diaplayed at thfo convention, and believed it* wiae commendation! and concluaiona would reault in incaJilable twneflt t* mankind and poaterity yet unborn. * mnvn.t that tho rnnvontinn adiotirn to moot at thi* re on the 30th day of November. 1094 ! Passed. Adjourned with nine cheeri for their candidates, three r the fraternity, and 13 lor themaelvei! It was io late an hour when the convention closed eir deliberation!, that they forgot to ling the long of " What hai caused thii great commotion, Motion, motion, all the country through 7 It ii the ball a rolling on Kor Gaiton Smith and Stewart, too. And with them wo will beat any man," kc. HOLMES' KJTCHEN RANGES^ ''HE proprietor! in presenting (he above Ranges to the peb lie, warrant* them to perform the purpose! for which ey are purchased, and if uot, they will be removed free any expenie to the purchaser. Numerous references n be given to persons wishing to purchase. The prices nge from 26 to Sidollara. Urates ol the newest patterns for Parlors, Ofiees and Bad ooms. Stoves?Hall, Office, and Bed Room Stoves, Stovepipes, s. kc. Tin Ware?Bright, plain, and japanned. They have masons all times resdy to set ranges, grates, and boilers. Alto lokey chimneys enred?no care no pay. A. GILHOOLY and BON. Proprietors and Manufacturers, 71 Naaaaa ilfin nit 1 m rre i tiit, rniisAUELrttui nc.ivij vauit At 2H6 Broomt ttrttl, S. Y. ACOB VREELAN, Uraeavilla, N.J eared of Serofala by one bottle medicine. His eoa saia thu day, Oat. M, at it was a wonderful care. If you bnt eaU at Ml, roa can ve references of this disease s lawyer New Yowl Caaaaof years standing. John Bnaeher, 75 Columbia atrest, had a Rheumatism, hs was nnabiato walk with oat crutches, e, by bis own statement, October 21th, was cured ia three ysthe told me of a ease of Dysentery eared, two doors imnts place, and one of Dyspepsia. Buncos Brown, Atmar street, No. 71, cared or Dropsy, and a vary bad oasa, sight days^ he thought ha would burst, the swelling was so UrbeiD((irM up by different Doctors, end reieiag ono nt I day of blood aad corruption. Mr* Cling, cured of oninmption after ?pending hundreds, residence, U fltaatou rent. John Krviu, cored of Fleurisy, lgth street, Aeeane Darid Anns, cared of Kits. 313 front street. Mary ardia, 1M Delancy, cored of Dispepsia. Mias Levy, cored Filet in one week, alter harms them ail years. One lady ported fire cares by one bottle medicine, one of wbien as Consumption of the Bowels. Hnndreds conld bo proiced?8oeptieiam can be contonnded in fire minutes, and idences i reduced to conviuce the world. ot> In'm W lGS ! WIGS! J ATl'HJCLOH'h new inrented Wigs and Scalps, made of J the finest natural earl hair, and adapted in the most easy inner to the peculiar style of each individual. They are itirely a new invention, doing away with all the vexations Acuities so long eiperieoeod by those who wear wigs, he public are invited to inspect a large and well selected ock, containing every variety of sise and color; they will ion be able to judge the effect. WM. BATCHKLOR. inventor aad only manufacturer, t Fall street, near Broadway He mo red from IK Broadway Flense ?o eonv the address olT 'm re UR rklAX GOUKAUVS ITALIAN MEDICATED SOAP. PHIS admirable emollient is now, by common eoasent, L rated A No. 1 as a remedy f?r blotches, pimples, pustules, :urf, tan, freckles, ami uru, all kinds oi srop'iuas, ead arsry ecies of discoloration of tha skin. All competition has en completely distanced by this invaluable preparation, icdemiud for which, withiu the last sis mooha, has in'eased more than MO per reut. and is still increasing. The tariiess nd Ireshness which its use imparts to the complexit, have rendered it proverbial aa a brantifiet of the skin; <d no dressing room can be considered furnished with a proir toilet th .t lacks UOORAUD'S ITALIAN MEDICATED SOJIP. It is also a del cious compound, and can be naed in hard or It water: and is a sovereign and instantaneous remedy foe ie bites of insects. II beauty be, as it is asserted, oaty skiu iep, it is the more important that the thin covering in which ivelincas resides should be kept in its present aad moat elective state Ur.ti. might go o:i amply fywg the merits of his alian Medicated So?p, but he thinks that the number of eerficaies which have been published throughoat the Union at cost of sereral thousand dollars, to the Doctor, from era, :nt Physicians, Clergymen, Members of Congress, Captains i' ships, Officers of the Army, and a host of distinguished adies the original of which testimonials caa always ba saea required, are. the Doctor thinks, sufficient to convince nay e not wilfully blind. If there be nuy inch, dm Doctor ighlapply to them the language of scripture, and say. "It yn -fieve not Moses and tha Prophets, neither would yo boUovo ......i....... r~.~. ,k. a..A " Gou rand's Pood re Subtile positively extirpatss, root and ranch, all superfluous hair. . Oouraud'i Liquid Rouge will impart to the Pale cheek aad p. a crim?on lluah, as magnificent as that of the rose. Oouraud'i Grecian Hair Dye will change red or gray hair 1 a beautiful black. Jouraud's Lily W hueiaataatly dissipates redneeaee, flashes id roughness. , Beware oi deception, and remember that it is impossible to roeure the rename preparations of Dr. Oouraud, except at is depot, S7 Walker streetJfirst store mow Broadway, and of Aox*ts?74 Chestnut street, Philadelphia; Beaton, A. 1 ordon. 2 Milk street; Lowell, Carleton k Co.; Worcester, Ireeo It t'n.; Pierre, Alhanv o4 1 m*JTC TO WUULLCM GOODS MERCHANTS. H. M1GEON fc CO., CLOTHS, CAS81MKRK8. AND BATT1NET8 MXFINISHERS. No. >41 West Struct, N. T. 2 EFERENCE8 and ordors for work at Moans. Weoleotf V and Slado. 41 Pino street: W. C. Langler It Co JS Broad root; D. Brigham k Co.. SO Pino itrsot- al4lim?m KINO'S COUGH OAJMUY. "I OMMON SENSE has always boon coaaidorod in every J ago, one of the ourost indications of n sound intellect, and hen exerted in the cauae of sufferiae humanity it hoeomeo moat ennobling eirtae. When suffering under tho effaces I a cold or slight cough, how much honor to at oaconat rid r it by employing Ring's universally recommended Vegetale Cocgh I 'andy, than to allow the aeeds of perhaps a tin (ring asthma or a fatal consumption to be sown in yonr conitntioiis. Does not common sense point oat tho proper mrse to be panned?warm clothing and Ring's Counh Canr I Thousands have boos q sickly eared, and many that had ispnired?then why not you, reader, or yoar ashing friends 1 Read thta from the Rot. Samuel D. Bare hard King's Candy?Having been strongly recommended by ime kind friends to try Ring's Coagh Caady for a very scire cold, 1 did so with, I most confess, grant scepticism an to i virtues, but 1 found massif speedily relieved and able to tend to those duties fnffn which I had seriously feared to bo (barred. A feeling of thankfulness and a desire to benefit ihera, prompts me to give the little infloeuce my name may assets, in making thevirtuea^f this remedy known to the nblic.and imparting a little'that which is proverbially a reat assistance to the effects ol medicine, namely, eoafidemc*. SAMUEL D. BUKCHAKD, Tutor ol Moneton atreet rreenyienau i nnrcn, eonwio 'hompioD and Honatou atreet*, New York. For wit at Kiog'a 1M Broadway, corner of John at. odlw**a STRAW BOARDSrffissMr" ? Kriss^ftcsir'" n Irart* N?m?m ?n RHEUMATISM. 9AINB, tad atiffneai of the jointa, welling of tba anaea~ lar aubetancea near them, and other aymntoma, too well nown to need deacription, may be rffeetaally remored by ae nee ot CHA8. H RINO'U Compound Syrup of Hydno ate of Poueea, Baraaparilla and Yellow Dock. The efficacy ol theae ingredieau ia indisputable, and by loir Jadieioaaadmiatnrearemedy ia formed, that, lor the boreaamed complainu we may almoat term an infallible are. Of the great nambera who have teated ita rtrreea, no ge hu doae eo without aeceinag decided benefit, which ct, together with ita rapidly inereming coaaamptioa, may ! eonaidered the beat criterion of aieaflaaca that a remedy H poaaeaa. Thia ayrap ia aleo the beat preparation which can be eni oyed to remote complainu ariaing from the miaaee of aaer try, and that claaa of diaagreeahle diaeaaeeof the ahia iadiitiag an impure atata of the blood. Trepared only by CHA8. H KINO, m Broadway, a ore at 'John at.. New York. aX lm*rh MEW YORK RIDING SCHOOL.. SOS M i?1 WATT STRKXT. paortTino c.atL arnacT. _ Bttwttn IJwitun and Urtntruk (tract*. JH J. ll .viILK 1AM takes ttiia opportunity or returning 'X hi* moat grateful acknowledgment* to thnea wbo bar* handaomely patron laed hiai from the Ant moment he wan entitled with tba Mew York Hiding School, ud pledgee nuelf to endetvor, by the moet unremitting attention to erit eontinannre of their kiadneea. Ha woeld mepeetfnlly form hia frienda and the public, that ha will re open hia renina < laaeea, in eoaneetioo with hae Day School, Tor tni on andeaoreise riding, on Monday eremng, the Id of Mm mber. Application to he made at the tHBre. or Sehool ?a. JAM. CODDINOTON. Proprietor. oM lm"rre DRAWiNU AN'D fAlNflNCi. r R. WATKRSTON, teacher of Drawing end Painting I to'la Nothing Inatitate, L. I , hae Mill tome leiaara me which he wiahea to All np in giring Prtrata Leaaons, or Tarma'nTodaraM*ud may be loeruod by applying at 1TI anal atreot. oralT J < rowee'a bookatore eornor Broaday and BleecbO' atreet M y I Ht. PIaXO?siSQIXU ?IT At J AM? ENUI.MH. k/f RS MORLKY, Papil of the t'eieb tod Cmeilli and Mr ?1 (Jeorge Smart. Ptep.red to giro .aaaont la Staging, in nullah, or Italian, and on the Piano rorto, at hot renidenco, lei S? hlbPKMARD aireai. or that of her papila. on reoaon lie laraa. Mra VI is alao reade re teeeh echeola ib rlaaeea, i he city at in the country rj* \ mu-iraj aecirRpliat.Bient. eon n act ad with n rofinad laeation. the antral uaaaport toaociety, ta all ita ea-iona rr ,ntuna, and thnae who *iah ?o aetj themaelraa of anch ad mtaget. anon d place themaeltree node the 'ntcl ke?if Van - l?? ogt tna* rr f Li -VlBOTV PbM. liULl) MhDAL AWARDED. <Ht Proprietor of the Plumbe Mational Dagaarnan Qel L lary. having diaenvaiod a mode at rraaatbmag Dagnarotjrpea ta papor.ia now piaDarad to tiacnta thia aaw itvla poitraitara at tha rata or IN fae aitailia rqpiaa fot ton dot ra Tha Plaiaha National Dagnomaa Gallery, No. Ml oadway. Plataa. Caaea, and atoek of all daootiptiona, at tiolnala or ratal I nW ln*a A. A. 8.?rtANUi IMPORTER OP TOBACCO AMD 8MOAR3, . TOM BROADWAY, ap ataira, offore for aala. on likonl I tarina, * balea St. Jago; J hhda H. Barapo; N eaaoa Boat laf; M eaaea Scaffarhna; I eaaa of Jnatna Soiokiagi toot Natehotoahoa Hoe*, tot Nt of Havana Sagafa; .Ntemtej lotion Matchoa. Marck k Back?_ faMa Wto.i llrii MBortmut of l^pot fanovt tVNMi