Newspaper of The New York Herald, April 3, 1847, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated April 3, 1847 Page 1
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'1 TH <7*1. XIII, ?, U4-Wfcola ?. let>y IMPORTANT NEWS FROM VERA CRUZ. SUCGESSFUL LANDING OF OUIt FORcae. Magnificent Military and Naval Evolutions. Water and Supplies Cut Off from THE ENEMY. ABOOVNOXBIAVOB. LANDING OF THK AMERICAN FORCES. Bkirmiihes between the Mexieani k Americans, Carrying- BLedoubts. LOSS OF CAPT. ALBlIlirlS A!f D NBVBN 1IK If. MEXICAN LO88. INVESTMENT OF VERA ORUZ. THE REPORTED RESCUE OF MIDSHIPMAN ROUE IIS. THE 8QUADRON, dfc., dto., Sic. ([Correspondence of the N. O.Tropic.J OrF Vkha Cbuz, March 4, 1847. On the 37th ult., one large ship loaded with boata, and two with ordnance atorea and Telcott'a company of Rocketeers, came in and anchored at Anton Lizardo. Theao are the van, or rather the pioneers, ofOen. Scott's army, and they told n? that the fleet of transports at Lobos, would follow in the course of a few days. This morning a " Norther" commenced, and apprehensions were felt for the salety of the fleet, as the reefs in the neighborhood of this place are numerous and extensive, one of them, the " Anogada Fuera," rising at a distance of thirteen miles, nearly due east from Oreen Island.? The gale, however, proved to be a very light one. Seven vessels appeared at the northward during the day, two of wich were the sloop St. Mary's and brig Porpoise, both from Lobos Island They, together with a bark and another brig, ran in safely to Auton Liiardo. The three others wore large transports, one the Diadem, and another the Ellerslee, both of New York, all of which came to anchor near Ureen Island; the Diadem, however, being first, most foolishly endangered by her Captain's endeavor to reach Anton Lizardo that night He must have anchored in a most uncomfortable berth. Other vessels were in sight at sundown, but have atood cfl for the night, and as the Norther was broken, it is hoped that no accidents have occurred. ? ?* * ???? Oth?The scene from the d>ck this morning is a beautiful one. More thau A,tv vessels are in eight, twenty of which are under sail, and standing in for Anton Lizardo. Amongst them I observe four large steamers, two of which are propellors, one shipped ngged, the other aa a bark. Tho t'AVitl mnil ilenmar noaea/1 4V.? JJ-e - ' 11 . ? .-j - - ? --- ['? > ? luiwuflu ma iuiu?i ui me Meet, on her way to the city. An officer from the Filer alee, this morning, says that there are 15 000 men in the expedition tith?The Petriu steamer is hovering along the land, a mile or two to the northward oi the city; evidently, with officers on board reconnoitering nnd exsming the beach, with reference to its advantages lor landing. The Costle has opened a slow and irregular fire of shot and sheila upon her, but none of the shot appear to have touched her- some passiug over and some falling short. The shells all burst too soon, by several seconds, and they have stopped tiring them, be veral ships art in sight landing in. Two, P. M ?The Petrita has just passed us, her hurrieano deck presenting a most imposing array of military person?/. We passed each other very rapidly ; but with a glass I observed lien. Scott, Com Conner, and Lieut Rains of the -ith artillery, in the crowd. Smaller or less interesting objects, ware not easily distinguishable. The Commodore has to-day issued oidets for the blockading vessels, hereafter, to stop and burn all the fishing boats loaving Vera Crux before the city is taken We, today, have Santa Anna's report of the recent battle. He snys the Mexicau arms are victorious?he having brought off two field pieces and a stand of colors from tho-field. lie represents bis loss to be one thousand men; ho retired only ten miles, and this movement was rendered iadispeusublo by a want of bread, not from any apprehensions of U?n Taylor's advance ! It is a lsme story, and we aro full of hope that ''Old Rough and Ready" has added another sprig to his crown, in an actual victory. 7ih. The Princeton visited SacriAcios this morning, and after throwing a shell over the land, and communicating with ono or more of the men-of-war lying at the anchorage, went out to Green Island, took the Potomac in tow and returned with tier to Anton Lizardo. Several tail in sight standing in. The women am', children are repretenteh by the English and French officers, to be engaged in hundreds, upon the additional entrenchments and fortifications about Vera Cruz. They work with shovels and hoes in the ditohes, and carry tha earth irom them to the embankments, in aprons, bags and baskets?and they are hungry ! Wa learn, through the same channels, that another revolution is goii g liTward in the city of Mexico, with the object ot overturning tho Congress. What a state of things! The beautiful and noble ship Albany got avhore on the 3d instant, at the entrance ot Anton Lizardo, while attempting to beat in. How much she is injured cannot yet he told, but it is hoped, not soriousiy. The John Adurns is yet nn tho blockade. All the squadron, except her, are at Anton Liaardo. A movement is expected to ba mode immediately upon Sacribcios, which will, doubtless, form the point of ren dezvous oropetetion. As the General did not yesterday extend his examination to the vicinity of Antigua, it is pretty certain that ho intends to land jio troops there ? Whether lie will occupy the Jalapa road, or not, I cannat sa) ; but it seems to mo to be a measure ol importance, and it is better reached from Antigua than from any other poiufT The French bark Sultana, some fifty days from Havre, viiuc m una evuDiaK, una ner cap'.uin very innocently asked if the blocked# had yet been raised! 1 presume tlio question will lave hit ahip, miser&blo a* the pretext ii. flxcsincios, March 9 A boat v.aa this mornr.g taken up by the John Adams, having on hoard three men, apparently volunteer!, en teavoiingto descit. They gave their names and (tationl. One us captain of a biig at Anton Liaardo, another as captain ol a company, who distinguished himself at Monterey, and the third, a tall, slab sided Yankee, as a Philsdelphia gentleman, who has not yet accepted an office in the ? rvico. They have been on a fishing excursion, but had taken no hooks and lines. Two of them had a mtts hei each, and the other, a pair of pistols as substitutes? 1 fancyThe steamer N. w Orleanscame infrom Tainpico,having onboard Oenerais Jesup, Quitman, and Shield, with eight hutidrod Ocorgia volunteers The captured flsheiinen were transleried (rum the Adams to her, as she passed Vera Crux A*, about eleven the fleet began to move, and before 9 1'. M , cams to anchor at Bacrincios, In the lollswing or iler:?'The Harltan frigate, containing twenty-eight hundred troops, Just Inside of Macrifirios; the 9pitflra followed, towing twenty surf boats; the Princeton, with near two thousand men, came next; the Massachusetts, bearing the hroud dug of (Jen Scott, ami ever a thousand ti< ops the propeller bark Kdith, the heed -quarters ol (i< n Worth, also crowded the propeller Kuuore, filled -*vitb troops, Mid (J-e Albany coivette with nine hundred soldiers, and towing eleven boats, next passed in the ordei I have here given them, and came to anchor in beautiful sty la. Then ccmc the Potomac filgate. crowded with soldiers " alow and a'oft," 1 should say lull three thousand msn; then the old Tetrita "drew her slow length along," followed by the bark " Kloyd," stored fore and aft with "rough allies"?teamsters, I suppose. The "Vixen" steamer enmo next, filled with treopi, and towing fourteen boats; and then the Bt. Mary's sloop ot war, also rowded and towing nine boats. To her succeeded the Oregon, (ship) full of "red coats," or red hacks of seme kind; the steamer " Now Orleans," with Oen Quitman and his brigade, or part of it, sad Oenerals Jesup and atrichia; next, the strumer Virginia, I believe, (with lour rnsris,) crowded; next the Alaha-na steamer, crowded nleo; then the ship Alabama, ditto; then the U 8 brig I'otpriso, full as n tick abed tick, and the hilgentine Knip ic. ditto. Next followed the Lamport! Montezuma at. t i athcilnr, nlto crowded with troops, sod the Huron, Muiim, ( olumnia, and othere, wish magazines, ordnance, ttoiee, ka , between thirty end forty sail in all. Not h single collision occurred. A number oi gun boat:, had preceded ih.- U-?t, and taken their position in a liue i b. ve the Adams, in front of MacriAcios, at the aame time with that ship, Tlio Hpiilre and Vixen subsequent]y lell into th< sains line. It. h ie the i-t.ipiirg bed ill feltly anchored, the process 5ul cebaikanOn lomintiiCed, with the flist division; UeB. Woith in command The BpitAre end four gunbeats L E NE n: j then shifted their berths, end took a position as close in : I to the nuin land as they could anchor iu with salsty. ! ! In this movement the 8pitflre got ashore, but suffered no I injury of moment, and Captain Tatnall. her communder, at once passed through the surf with his boat to point out the way. At 6 20 P. M., at a signal from the Massachusetts, the column, or rather the field of boats began to move, and at 6.30 the whole line grounded, and the scene become 1 one of indescribable interest. In an incredibly ehort time, the American standardises teen waving on the summit of an tlovation a few rod $ from the beach, and a regiment wai itanding by it, com plcte and rock like. I A neighboring hill at the tame inetant, presented the tame magical feature, and another and another the tame i The work wae done The toverrign and independent State , of Vera Crux, wae a chattel of Yankee-land. iNot a gun was fired in opposition; not a Mexican soldier was in sight to forbid; nor a representative to protest against, the profanation of Lis native soil. Groups or sorry looking beings stood about, on the hill tops, watching the proceeding, but betrayed no extraordinary degree of interest in it, and some few straggled down to ine neia, and silently observed the evolutions preparatory to the bivouac for the night. The division numbered, including marines, about Ave thousand men, all of whom, with their more important ordnance stores, weie on shore at sun down. At sunrire, this morning, most of the bouts in which the troops landed, were ou board the ships which brought them from the United States. 1 write at 10 o'clock at night, and the work of landing still goes forward around mi. it will probably continue. The horses are yet to be landed. Two or three light pieces of artillery have gone ashore, but I think none of the howitzers from the southern end of Sacriftcios. It was exactly there that General Worth, Colonel Belton, and Lieutenant Ganrevort, (of the John Adsmt) sprang simultaneously from their boats, the Brst to touch tho land; if, indeed, there were any lirat, out of a hundred. The whale affair was excellently managed, and reflect* great credit upon all engaged If an enemy had etood ready to oppose them to the kntfe, the result, except in the matter of blood, would have been the same. The British mail steamer, which has been lying for some days at the Castle, came down to Sacriflcios and anchored between that Island and Panjaras Reef, to wit nets the landing. Her decks were Ailed with people, amongst whom were several ladies. I presume they are English families, resident in Vera Cfuz, who have taken refuge in the steamer, until the city shall have been captured, and auiet restored. The Commodore received intelligence this afternoon, 1 do not know through what channal, that the city will be quietly given up; that no force will endeavor to obstruct the entrance of ourtroops. Bon strir 10th?The view trom the shipping, this morning, is very Ane. The beach, for a long distance abreast the Island, is crowded with the troops, preparing for their descent upon the City, which is distant a short four miles. Tne landing of the artillery and horses is going forward as briskly as possible, yet nothing is hurried. General Scott Is on shore. The Castle has tried the range of some of its heaviest guns in our direction several times since sunrise, hut their thot will not rosch us. At 9 o'clock, A. M , a body of cavalry has left the city, and iv now windiog amongst the hills above our columns under protection of their batteries. What their object may be, it is impassible to say. Before 10 A. M., our columns began to move aleng the beach, and soon after a small battery on a sand hill near the town, opened a slow, inaftective Are upon them. The Arst division soon after dive rged from the beach to a path hidden from us by the hills, but we judged oi the character of their progress by the increased activity of the urCUerists at the enemy's batteries. The ca9tle opened upon them with shells, but doing no execution, caused their Are. The bark Dudley, and revenue cutter Ewing came up trom Anton Lizordo this afternoon, the former bringing more troops. During the afternoon an advanced body reached a position within eight hundred yards of tho city wall. Here several shells fell ameng them, but two men only were wounded. A number of the Mexicans were killed. The body of horse above referred has been cutoff, and will not probably get back to the city. 11th. lam much annoyed at the uncertainty regarding a mail. Several steamers aro ready for a start, but which will leave Arst is an important doubt We luve just sent a boat to ascertain tho tact, if it is practicab'e . Here comesfour boat, and yonder comes the New Orleans Ueneial Scott has weatherd us. She is bound to Tampico, and will take tho Arst despatches, so 1 am afraid you will be late. Tk. .i * - ? - - 1 x uo uiiu(( cuuiuiuua ai long miervan Ttie left wing ! reported to hare had some brisk work with small arms. They ere volunteers, now re-enforced by the rillea. 1 lie enemy has retired over the hills A deserter informs us that tire thousand troops, probably from Alvarado, reinforced the city during the night If this be true, and Gen. Worth seems to believe )t, a mors vigorous resistance may be expected The French navel officers say that there is subsistence in the city sufficient for Are weeks I or the people and soldiers there yesterday Tkert it alto a resort thai Fatted llidthijunan Huge i /m? 4esn recaptured, but it it nat true. Neither is tue reintorcemeut story. 'Captain Alburtis, of the id Infantry, was killed this afternoon in crossing a ravine to take his position in advance. Several men, five or six, perhaps?not seventeen ?have also fallen. Our force is gradually extending Its left wing to the northward, and will now soon encircle the city com pletely, perhaps, indeed, befoi e to-morrow morning The landing and mounting of the howitaers and artillery goes forward briskly, seversl companies being encamped on the beach, charged with that duty, being effectively atdsted by all the sailors of the squadron,who, exclusively, work the boats. The officers of ths navy work with hearty good will, as auxiliaries, but not without bitter reflection in the way of comparison betweeo their duty and that of their brothers of the army. There is not one in ths fleet, perheps, who would not volunteer as a private in the ranks, if his servioea could be spared end accepted. The effleers of the army talk a good deal of tha letter writers irom the army; they complain tbat the best men are never notieed by these writer*, and that they lavish their praises on Individuals whose military spirit and high qualities are fouud chiefly in the columns of the papers tor which they write. This, however, they think a imnller evil than one of its consequences. ? ? * ? * e Hth?A norther has set in, and of oourae the Portia will not leave to-day. The troops have plenty of piovisions ashore, and will probably suffer only from the sand, dense clouds of which fill thj air, and 1 presume must be extremely annoying, if not worse. ,3th?The normer has passed away, but the surf is too heavy to allow the debarkation to proceed. I have just seen Major McCrea, who tells me that every thing oi a preliminary character is arranged. The mortar* only are needsd for a moat vigorous prosscution of the siege, and if the sea subsides, all will be completed before suaset on tho 16th, ahd the fire will be opened regularly on the town. Our troop* have now completely invested the city, the right wing resting on the coast at tho southward, and the left on that at the northward oi Vera Cruz N? one rau enter or leave the city, but with our permission. Out first parallel has a mean distance from the wsdls of fifteen hundred yards. Vessels are continually arriving with fresh troops and additional store* Among others, 1 ob serve the Indiana, Iowa, Mount Vernon, and Archelaus. There is still a large fleet at Anton Lizaido, besides the fifty vessels lying here, hscrilicioe, perhaps, never presented se magnificent an appearance as it now doea. The French brig fylades and Mercure, the tipanisn sloop Luna Fernanda and brig Nervicn, and the Knglish brig Daring, all men of-war, lie in our midst, much to the annoyance of Commodore Conner and General Scott. It certainly exhibits a want of delicacy in these foreign captains. A French btrk, this morning, ran tb* blockade in the fact? of more tbin a dozen steamer* lying at Sscrificios, anyone of which could have cut her off'easily, if orders hud been given to A? so. If her cat go consist of provia| ions, this is a peculiarly bad busioeas. [From the N. O Delta, 26 h ult ] By the arrival, at an earlv hour this morning, of tho 1 ;chr Portia, Capt. Powell, which left Sacriflcios on the 16lh inst. wo are in receipt of the following highly interlisting intelligence from the forces co-operating against Vers Cruz For the facts detailed we are indebted to our correspondents and conversations with passenger*. | Troops were landed, after a reconuoisance on the 7th, by Generals Scott, ratten-on, Worth, Pillow, Quitman, 1 and Twiggs,with their Aids and the Topographical corps which approached near the shore, towards tho direction ot the Castle, tho guns from 8. Juan d'Ulua opening fire J upon the party,throwing shell and round shot,out without . doing any damage to the reconnoitering party?the round shot either passing over or falling short, und the shell, although thrown with precision, bursting at a consider able elevation, doing no harm, one shell passing over ! the steamer Petrita, (the vessel employed in the recon noissance.) and another bursting usisr her bow,without doing her any injury. The reconDOissance was made while the transports and convoys wsre lying otT at Anton Lizardo; after their ' return, and (he least possible delay, transports and convoys weighed anchor and stood tn the innikonrrf ot Sacriflcloa, bearing Id towards the m?in lino, with foir breeze tad in gallant style, when they came to anchor, the convoys taking position in , such a manner as to protect the disembarkation of the troois, the first ?,tH)0, being landed at 3 o'clock, P. M., on the 0th and the remainder during the day. Tho landing is spoken oflT by persons who were eye ' witnesses, as a scene of magnificence, rarely witnessed ' more than once in a lifetime. The troops landed amounted to the exact number of 14,000. 1 MAfier the landing, the different columns took np their 1 Rue of march lor the positions assigned to them ii the 1 important action and siege of Veracruz. The steamers Vixen nd Hpitfire, lying under runts de Homos, opened on the city across the point and in j the direction of the castle, with shell and round shot, ' which was returned by the ceetle, but without effect 1 Ooreral Worth's division, which, it is said has been assigned to the operations on the left flank of the city, from 1 the localie of the landing on the South and under Punta ' de llarnoa, ha t necessarily to move in echellon to the ] rear?pait the right, injorder to gain his proper position? * in the execution ol which it became neeeeeary to at tack and take potaesaion of two redoubts thrown up by J the encsiy. on one o! which was a piece of aitiller^ undlhoth filled with iniautry The redoubt* were ' attacked, charged and taken, a spirited resistance being made by the enemy, who lost several in killed. c wounded, and prisoners?our loss some soven killed acfi J several wounaed Capt. Alburtis, oi the 4d infantry , was killed by a round shot, supposed to be from the Cas J tie , ihe ball aeverad hi* hetd from his body, the ssme shot taking off the arm of a drummer (a boy) and wounding a private. Cap*. Alburtis was a Virginian, and for marly conducted a newspaper in Fredericksburg. Col. Dixon was wounded ia the breast by a musket shot. c The skirmishing was ,4 however. no check, to the ad- t vanclng oolums,wkieh passed steadily>rwar41? It* post- i w vi KW YORK, SATURDAY tion on tlio left and rear of the city, where it halted and commenced the work of entrenchment. The pipe* used for the purpose of supplying the city with freshwater, have keen discovered and broken up, completely cutting oil' the supply from the tanks, which era situated some distance from the city During the advance upou the rear of the city, passed midshipman Rogers, who had not yet been sent from VeraCruz, was bound on a cart and ordered to be conveyed, under a guard, to the prison at Perote, hut fortuu.tely they were encountered by our forces, and Mr. Rogers was rescued and it now on beard his ship. The city is now completely surrounded by our troops, each division having taken a strong and advantage us position, with ontrenclimeuts, completely cutting oil'all communication by sea or land, and, at tho same tine, are safe liotn the lire of the Castle. The positions of divisions were established on the 13th, extending from Funta i de Hornoi, 011 the right, to Punta ds la Catita, on the loft, in one unbroken line, and active preparations wero j on foot for the immediate subjugation of this formidabl e place So cicely ia Vera Cruz now besieged, and ao entirely are every means of communication cntctl", that In a very lew da j s the news must reach us that both tha city and , castle are occupied by our victorious troops The goneral impression Beams to be that the city will ! surrender in the course of ten days or two weeks. No uuuui in e.\|nu???a 01 me successful termination of the enterprise The Poria was delayed from the 13'h to tho ISth by the providence of a uorther, dunn< which tune the discharge of heavy ordnance wen frequently heard, which doubtless proceeded from the Castle. Tlie TaHtb to the squadron employed in the gar vice as convoys, and for the covering the landing of the troops hnhw Tunta do Homos, are digs'-tip llaritao. frigates Potomac and Princeton; sloop* Si. Mary's, Albany, mid John Adams; steaaisbins Vixen and Spitfire; gunboats Reefer, Petrel, Bonita and Bell. The gunboats carry medium 3'1'd. On Aston I.izakoo, March 7, 1847,J On board U. S. steamer Petrita S On the lith March, 1847, at 9 A M., we got under way to reconnoitre the city of Vera Cruz and the Castle, (with the Petrita,) bearing Commodore D. O. Conner, in company with Oenerals Scott, Worth, Pniterion, and Pillow, with their aida and tonographies! engineer*. At t) P. M., stood in between the Castlo and Blancquilla, within a mile and a half of the Castle. After pasaiug Blancquilla, we stood in to tho southward, and when we came withio reach of their guns. th*y fired at us seven shells atid four round shot, seme of which wont over ua and some fell short. It was pretty warm work, 1 tell you. lor we had on board all tiie chief commanders of both tbeormy and squadron. We relumed to Anton Lizardo about 4 P. >1., and all the officers returned to their vessels. The following officer* are attached to the Petrita?LP Com'g, Humucl l.ockwood; Acting Lt., Midshipman Water \V Queen; 'J l Ass't Engineers, John Mixen and HI. M. John-on T. S.?There are about eighty transports now here. [From ?)" "V? Orleans Pi<*avune, March Jfi ] Schooner I Oltta,Cept. Eowe?% tight days from Tarnpico anchorag', uui v. -? ue.tunua to the south and east of Vera Cr z by n heavy north vale until the 17th Inst. The U. S squadron and all the transports left Point Lizardo tor Sacriflcios on the 9th tost., with twelve thou sand troops. On the morning of the 10th a landing of all the troops and marines was effected within three miles of Vera Cruz, without much opposition from tho enemy, as the landing was well covered by a constant discharge ?f bomb shells and round shot from the U 8 steamers and gunboats anchored noar the beach and in front of the landing. Immediately niter an organization of the American farces on the beach, they took up a line of march over the sand hills to the attack of the enemy's outposts und fortifications, situated from odb to three miles from the Castle and forts of the city. Tboy carried every oue by storm, not however, without losing seventeen men. On the llth and l'Jth, the American forcas were em ployed in throwing up breastworks and digging entrenchments. Occasional skirmishing took place with tho enemy, who were throwing showers of bomb-shells and round shot from the Castle and city, but without much effect During this time the seamen were lauding pro visions and ammunition from the transport*. On the 1-Jih a strong gale set in, which cut off all further communication. We lelt during the norther, and at we wire unable to make progress to the north, believe that it wns impossible for our bombs and shells to have been landed until the 18th inst. so that the bomhardn.ent of the castle and city did not, probably, commence until the Jtth. There were some feats of bravery displayed on the llth, in which Col. Dickerson, ol the Palmetto regiment, South Carolina, was wounded in the breast by a musket ball Irotn the enemy, and ('apt Alburlis, of the 'id infantry, had his head shot off hy a 3d pound hall. This same shot broke a drummer's arm ami took oil a piivate's leg A French bark ran the blockade and moored under tho walls of the castle on the morning of the 13th, and mauy of our transports were ready to leave tor the United states as soon as tho northerjwas over. This vessol brings despatches and letter bags from every vessel in the Uuli squadron, then at Sacriflcios. But on the same day, the American army had gained complete posseHniontof all the fortifications of the enemy which were raised by thenito stop our troops from approaching the city. Ail the water pipes leading to the city were cut off, and all the communications effectually stopped. (Jen Scott landed in person on the 11 th. Hacrikicios, nkar Vera Cruz, March 11, 1847. I have already written, mentioning our arrival here. It is now tiino to foot up the news to this evening, which I must do by only giving the outlines, es fknrA ia a nrnKoKilitw A ? : ? ? -1 4 ?? - r.vU?u,??7 V* uic ninuaiHH iuut jug iii u booh i ne for New Orleans, and the field of operations it too extensive to allow of my gathering particular*. Day before yeiterday tno order wu given to move from Anton Lizardo to thi* place. Thi* occupied moit of the day. About 4 o'clock, P M., the first diviaion (General Worth'*) had taken it* place in the turf boat* The gun boat* ran in clote to the ihore, about three mile* below the city, and anchored. One of the imall natal (teamen ran along the abore and lired a gun at tbe place ol landing m a feeler, kto aicertain if there were concealed batlerie* or troop* to oppoie the landing. Nothing was revealed, and the ordeifwa* given to advance. The surf beat*, about fifty in number, each containing from So to 100 men, moved oil' in gallant atyle and in the moat perfect order. A* the boat* approached the shore Dear enough to touch ground, the men leaped out and formed liuea by compnniea, and marched aahore No opposition was ottered. Gen. Patterson diviaion (the JI) next debarked in the aamc manner, and were followed hj the 3d or Gen. Twigga' division. It waa poised midnight before the troop* ceaaed landing. The aurf boats were manned 'jy the sailors from the United States fleet, who labored with right good will. The officers of the navy have done all in their power to aaaiat the army in ita movement*. About d o'clock the next morning there waa an alarm in the line which extended along the beach. Tbe troop* aheered, and those who had fallen into a dcze upon the sand hank* aprang suddenly to their arm*. Our picket guard had approached that of soma Mexican cavalry who were watching our mot ements, and had received one or two shots About batf an hour after warda a detachment of our men fell in with aome thirty or forty cavalry, and seveial volley* were tired, the ball* of the one my falling into our column, hut seriously injuring no one At sunrise, Gen Worth led olf his division in advance, following the beach lor some distance towari's tho city, and then turning inland, came in sight of several hunilren Mexican cavalry, drawn up about half a mile from the shore. A email howitzer waa immediately drawn up to the top of n sand hill, and a Are was opened, which soon rcatterod the enemy Tho division continuod te pe oetrate to the interior among the laud bills, tbe Mexicans retroaliiig before them. The 2,1 and 3d diviaion* followed close and took positions. General Patterson sent Gen. Pillow's brigade to tii* interior, and took his position on the left of General Worth's division. Gen Twiggs took hia position to the roar of Patteison's. An old cathedral was taken posses lion of by Gen. Pillow, and soon afterwards a magazine containing 160 boxes of ammunition. During all this time the enomy kept up a Are of shell and round shot liom the town and cnstle, few of which reached our line, and those doing n harm At H o'clock, A M., the little United States steamer SpitA'e aai in clese to tho town and flred a number of hulls into tho place, roceiviDg a Are from the castle in return 'Phi* morning our army moved still nearer the townWorth's Division on the tight, and ro*tiog on the sea ihorc,Gen. Patterson's in tbe centre, extending bark into he country, and Oen. Twiggs' Division on the left, still farther to tbe interisr They have approached considerably within range of the guns in tho town, and can he reached by those in the castle, Horn both of which a brisk cannonading has been kept up during tbe day. Tbe line extends across the railroad which goes from tire town to the magnzina, and Ihn miueduct which supplies the citv with water is likewise in our possession. In abort,ths city is fairly invested, md communication by the main roads cut ofl?. entrenchments have been marked out, (and will tie worked oti tonight,) which are near enough to the walls to render our heavy guns affective. These guns have not been taken on shora. ... . Steptoe's light battery, with the horses, have been landed, with several pieces of larger calibre Neither Duncan's r,nr Taylor's battery ha* arrived, nor has Col. Ilarnay t- hed here with tho tld dragoon* A number 91 TORieu .'1 III irUQUH lull vrwuiuvWf WUIVU nom ?uo week ago, ) are Dot been beanl of. There has been considerable skirmishing to-day, and tome 30 of our men wounded, among them, Lient. ColDickerson.ef the South Carolina regiment,but not danger, jusly. Fifteen or twenty of the Mexican caralry hare heeu taken prisoners, horses and men,and some AO killed. I'his evening a 33 pounder ball from the city fell into the Id infantry, taking off the head ofCapt. Win. Alburlia, of that regiment, and severely, if not mortally, wounding two men. It is said that <3en. has been cut off from the city with about 3,000 men. Ho was down opposite the fleet it Anton Lizaido, probably thinking that our troops would land there. It is said that there are only al eut 1,600 troop! in Vera Cruz and the Castle. March 13 ?Yesterday was a boisterous day. A heavy lorthcr sprang up in the morning and continued all day. I'here was no firing on shore, but I suspect our people were busy preparing the entrenchments The bark Tamaroo has just been turnad to a position tonrenient for landing Ihe siege guns, with which she is oaded. Tha second dragoons have not arrived, nor tevethe light batteries of Duncan and Taylor The y. bu,m^ "oei out 40 Tampico to-night, and I will send his by her, hoping It may reach you early. Camp wasa Via* Cant, < , . , Match 13, morning ) I wrote you a haaty lattar last evening, with a short aclount of the movements of the day. After it was clo'ed, ha Rifles, under Col. Smith, had a briak action with the ineny, in which the latter, after partial suecess at the > It K I MORNING, APRIL 3 18< outset, were linally driven back with considerable loui This morning the line of investment?some five or six iniiei in extent?will probably be complete I do not think, from all that 1 can ire and learn, that Oen. Scott will be able to plant his batteries for several dsys to come, an I until he can make a good show he will not open upon the town at all. When the bombardment does commence it will be in earnest. Captain Vinton, of the artillery, has been ordered to take up a position at a lime kiln close to the walls of the city, and this he has eftdcted without loss. Anticipating an attack upon thia point last night, Oan. Worth went out, after dirk, with two companies to support Capt V,, hut nothing occurred. There was some little skitmishmg at the ditlereut pickets during the nignt, but otherwiso all was quiet Col Harney's dragoons have not as yet arrived, yat their services am greatly ueeded It is said that a large train of pack mules, which went out of the city yesterday, took a heavy amount of specie as well as valuables. All this property ought have been captured had Uen.Scott had a cavalry force. It was also reported last evening that something like one thousand Mexicans were seen 1 coming in towards sundown, by the main road from Mex- I ico.with a large drove of cattle for the beleaguered city; | 1 out ai tne investment wan uot then complete, and as wo [ had no cavalry, they could not be tuk?u. I learn, how ( ever, that (funeral Twiggs, who commando on thu north 1

eruaide of tho city, atieceeded during the day in captur- j ing quite a number of cattle A norther la now blowing, < which it in hoped will bring in the Id dragoons < At the magazine, which was captured the day before yesterday, a considerable quantity of ammunition wae t taken. It was evidently of Knglish or American make, , as it was labelled " short range," "long range,"Sic . in good vernacular. The Mexicans managed to get otf ( safely the larger portion of the ammunition, and it is now ^ carefully stowed away inside the city walls. I 'apt Alliums, who was killed yesterday , was sitting \ at the foot of a troe at the time he was struck. The hail i carried away almost his ou'ire head, took oil'tho arm of a ' drummer hoy, and wounded a corporal besides. It hud ( gone entirely over one of the Pennsylvania regiments i before it rcuched tho spot where the biave but unfor- | tunate Captain was sitting < It woula take a jiagu 01 our paper to give full effect t to a description ot the lirst landing of our troops on tke i the afternoon of the 9th?a more stirring spectacle has j | probably never been witnessed in America. Ill the first , line tliero was no less tha" seventy heavy sail boats, , containing neurly 40IK) regulars, and all of them expect- t ed to meet an onemy before they struck the shore. Not- ( withstanding this, every man was anxious to be flrstthey jibing -d into the water waist deep as they roached , the shore?the " stars and stripes" were instantly floating?a rush was made for the sand hills, and amid loud t shouts they prosse 1 onward. I Three long and loud cheers arose from their comrades ( till on board, awaiting to be embarked, and meanwhile a the tops and every portion of the foroigu vessels were a crowded with spectators of the scene. Not oue who n witnessed it will ever forget the landing. Why the [j Mexicans did uot oppose us is a greater mystery than a ever, considering their great advantages at the time, 0 and that thoy have since opposed every step of our ad- ,| vance. j The troops, both regulars and volunteers, huve suffered incredibly siuce the landing?marching over the heavy sand hills,without water, under a broiling sun during the day, and sleeping out without tents or bedding during the heavy dews which have fallen at night?exposed, too, to a continual fire from the batteries from the enemy; yet not a murmur has been heard. Anything can bo effected with such troops. U. 8. Si.oop or Wis Auisr, ? Ssi airieios, March 13, morning. J The Portia, so it is said, is to sail immediately, and by her 1 send you a few line* more. The norther hei completely blown itself out, so that by breakfast lime the surf boats will again he enabled to reach the shore. At half past 3 o'clock this morning, the enemy opened with round shot and shell, not only from the batteries around the town, but from the caetle. Rockete were also thrown, and tho sky at times was fflmnlnfolV lit nn Kw (Viam ?'? a lo??s? -e *u-? fell far short. ' In tha meantime our own men are compelled to remain quiet and take this tr. e?the hardest duty a soldier has te 0 perform. All are anxious to strike back, and they will c be gratified in tho courso of a few days. J NKWS FROM TAMHCO. ? [From the N O. Picayune, March -JO] \ The Arabian arrived yesterday from Tampico, having t sailed on the 14th init. I The U. 8 steam schooner Hunter, Lieut. McLaughlin, t commanding, was goiog up the river as the A. came out. t We havo not, by this arrival, one word of additional t news in regard to tho actions of the 33d and J3d ult. s The messenger who was sent off from Brazos on the a schooner Alert, with the news of tien. Taylot's victory, ( had arrived at Tampice. t Kverything was quiet at Tampico. We flud in the t Sentinel a report et the proceedings of a meeting called s to hear the report of a committeo appointed to raise sub- i scripbons fnr the suffering poor of Ireland. It appeared t that $ >07 38 had then (the 11th inst.) been raised, and ineasores were taken which will no doubt bring in a t much larger sum. It is indeed a novelty to read of such t a meeting in Mexico, composed of her ene- i mii s It is due, however, to the Mexicans to say that | an intimation was given ou their behalt, that if waited I upon for the purpose, tuey would cheerfully unite in the i benevolent purpose of the meeting. A committee was accordingly appointed with this orijeot. In addition, a i benefit was to bo given by Hart li Wells, at the Ameri- i can theatre, to the same good cause. I [Prom the New Orleens Bulletin, March 3A ] 'Tl We have the Mataoaoraa Flag of the 13th insf. The following paragraphs are ell that we find, that have not already appeared. We are pleased to see that the North Carolina regiment had arrived The Flag states that the Mexican forco engaged in the late battle, consisted of? Infantry , 13.000 Cavalry 0,000 Artillery and Sappers 3,000 31,000 | The 3d Mississippi regiment, now occupying Mate- , moras, we are informed, will be superseded by the North Carolina regiment, now at the Brazos, 'and expected hero in a few days. The destination of the Mississippians , is Monterey. , The impression gone abroad that Oen. Taylor fell back f from his first encampment, alter the battle commenced, is | incorrect The battle ended where it commenced,without ( his.yielding one inch of ground. He had selected Buena , Vista for his battle ground, in case the battle came on, c but the troons were pushed forward to Ague Nueva, , from his well known dislike to quartering them in or t near cities Buena Vista was hia lirst love, and he re- a turned to this spot on learning that Santa Anna was , marching to attack him. t We understand from reliable authority, that there are ; letters in town from Mexicans, stating that Santa Anna < is in full retreat to 8au Luis Potosi. I [MTIRKSTINO PROM CAT.lFORNtA. [Krom the Boston Traveller, April 1 ] We have been favored with the perusal of a letter from a master of an Ameri an ship on the coast ef California to a gentleman in this city, dated at Saint Franeisco, Nov. 31. We have only time now to make the following extract, by which it will be seen that the new American consul at Monterey is a prisoner in the hands of the Californians. We shall mske further extracts from the letter to morrow The report of the massacre of thirty Americans, it appears, is without foundation, dThe Savannah haa juat arrived here from San Pedro. The report of an action at San Pedro ia false. There has Veen no action there since the affair of Capt. Marvin. Commodore Stockton ie at Sen Pedro waiting to be joined by Col. Fremont, who left Monterey with 400 men, and plenty of horses last week. When together, I suppose they will make clean work of it, and drive every one out oi the country who has taken up arms. Mr. Thomas O. Larken, American consul at Monterey, haa bean taken prisoner by the Californians; and it ia thought they will carry him off to Sonora. Thia will be bad Tor the squadron, as he had contracted to supply a large amount of provisions and stores for them. He was taken at Han Juan, on hia wey to Monterey. . The vessels of war here are the Congress, Savannah, J Warren and Portsmouth. The Cyana is daily expected [ from Ms/.stlsn. The schooner Julia Ann arrived last week, a prize to the Cyats, and the brig Malak Adhel, prise to the Warren, cut out ofMazatlan." d OPINIONS OP OKNKBAL TAYLOR. IKrom the Baton Rouge Conservator ] r A gentleman who was with the army laat summer, 8 on the Rio Grande, had occasion frequently to call on | lion Taylor, and in momenta of leisure, the cause of the 1 Mexican war, lie. was a topic of conversation. It is known to all acquainted with Oenernl Tavler, that he v converses freely upon any subject introduced?there s seems to be no concealment in his re sipoiition. During i one of his visits, a gentleman of Mississippi was intro- t duced as the Hon. Mr. M., of that State, he being a mem- t her of the State Menute. After a few minutes of general a conversation, our friend remarked. " I perceive by the h late papers, vour friends are proposing you for the Presi- 1 dency " " Yes," said Oen. Taylor, I am sorry to see e it; I have always thought, and sMU think, a civilian, and tl none other, ought to bold that oAce I have no other C ambition than to bring this war to an honorable close.and then go to my farm, and there* in the bosom ef my fa- s mily, live aud die. I am no politician; I have not had a 0 chance to vote in a great number of years. I would, ? howevsr, have voted at the last Presidential election for , Mr. Clay, if I could have done so? because I believe him to be not only a wise statesman and good man, but I * had some constitutional doubts upon the annexation of J Texas." Our friend remarked, " I have understood, General, that you have said that you were here as the oAcer of * yeur government, and asked no questions as to the right " or wrong of this war." The old General, with much * animation, replied: "Between my gevernment and a '! foreign nation 1 never ask a question. My government ' is always right" This pure, patriotic and lofty sonti " maut put an end to all queries. As a soldier, General 11 Taylor would be pardoned for thus hiding from view all * the errors or deficiencies of his government. In history there are not recorded more just and more '* noble sentiments General Taylor's remark relative to P1 his government being " always right," when the question is between his own and a foreign oue, ia far more ( patriotic and enlightened than Perry'a celebrated ssnti- ci ment, " Our country, right or wrong." Will not these A who havo so industriously abused General Taylor in the tfc Senate and House of Representatives et Washingten, re- ol gret their course when they read General Taylor's own H< sentiments regarding tha Presidency ? Had thay left c? him alone, sustained him as cemmandar in oblef of tha th army, he would, at the conclusion of his duties, have retired to hia farm ; but tha peraacutlon ha has received w from his political enamiaa forces tha paopla to vindicate g, his fair fama against tha aaperaiona ol his anemias, by ttj bestowing upon him the hignest oAce in their gift Thus , It is, that tha political anemias of the greatest military ksro of our oatjen hava ferosd him into tha PreeUancy I ? 1ERA 17. [From tk? Atiguata, Geo. <'on?titutienali*t] aw DAVID L. TWKJOS, USA. The exhibition of magnificent sword is thiseity, bo prasenta.l to General Twiggs by the altiiens of Lugusta and Ilichtnond connty, la tha ocoaaion af tbia inaf biographical notion of him. Ha ia the third aonof Gaaaral John Twiggs, af revoleionary memory, and waa born at tha family raaidanaa d thia county (Richmond) in I'M After a brief aojoura n Kreaklin Collage at Athena, he entered tha efflee of he preaent venerable head of the Augusta Bar, General ''lournoy. In 1*12, with the flrat notiae of the laat war J[ainat Great Britain, ha obtained a lieutenant'a eo mm iron through hia father** influence, and has now aervad hirty-Ave year* in the United Itatea army, and paaaed hrough every variety ofelimate, exposure and diaeaaa. luring the late war. aa it is still termed, he was eonflned o thu soa-lieard ?f this State, being posted at Savannah )asi*n, St. Mary's, &c. Ha afterwards aarvad with Ueisral Jaekson ia the Indian campaign, and aver altar rarda aacurad tha eataem and Iriendahip at thia greet aptaiu. To Captain Twiggs waa assigned the duty of eoeiving tha aurrender of b'ort St. blarks. General Jackion, then Presidont, gavo to Lieut Col. Parigga, tha command of the military expedition agalnat Hack Hawk, whan the cholera in t-s;. si rested it at Jrean hay. In 1833, during the d?ya of nullification, ie, by the erder ol the I'raaident, waa in aomoiaud at tha Vraeaal, near Aaguita. Colonel Twigga aacompunied leneral Gain**, aa aecond in command, whan he marchid lrom Tampa Bay to Fort King, in klotida, alter the naaaacro of .Major Dado 'a column. He waa ulio in tha tattle at the covo of Withlacoochee, whon Gen (iainaa van surrounded by the Indiana, Soon after thia he waa idvanced from Lieut. Col ot the 4th iifintry, to lull Colonel of tho second regiment of diagoona, and lerved with it under Gen. Scott during his campaign in 'lorida. He waa aecond to Ueu Taylor at tha liattla of 'elo Alto on the Sth of May, and aommaiidad the light wing of the ariny on that memorable occasion Colonel Twigga gave tho order by which the enemy'a last effort in that day was arrested, by Kidgely's hatteiy Bring jpon tho Mexican oavalry. On tha 9th, at Kesaca da la ['alma, our army nevar deployed into lino but he eeulucted the entire movements of tha right wing, to tho latiafuction of the commander-in-chief. At Monterey, ha waa once more second to Gan. Taylor in the tegular arny, and waa ordered with hia division to make a diverlion in favor ol Gen. Worth, who waa to oonduct the nuiu attack. Thia diversion, aa ia recollected, proved to ie by far the heaviest afair, and Gen. Twigg'a division lufl'ered severely. Gen. Twiggs ia not a grad ate of West Toint?most if ot all the loiter writers in the army are lrom that school -hence little ia said by them of him He ia, again, much oo independent in hia words and actions ovei to become ; popular man. But this otlicer has been appreciated by Jen. Taylor and President Polk, aa he waa by Gen. Jackon ; and now hia own fellow-citizena, those of Augusta ndjlticbmond county, have had a moat elegant sword manufactured, to be presented to him, for hia long, aficient and gallant aervicea to hia country. Hia charao cter may be defined to be a reckless independence alike f superiors and infariora, a severe disciplinarian, uninching determination, the itrictaat honesty, and a good teart. LKrom tho Philadelphia N. American, March It ] A correspondent of the N(J Delta, under date Feb 14, t Tumpico, apeak* of a report received there the evenug previous, " with the gratifying intelligence that Irigadior General Twigga hud been brevetteil a Major Jeneral." llo says although there waa no oflloial intonation, still, tho mere rumor crented unbounded joy hroughout the camp. Our readers are, of oourie, awara hat any report of the kind waa premature, and that the 'reaident has not yet notiaed the claims of Gen. Twiggs, o any compliment of the kind. It happened, uulorunatoly for many officers who were attached to tha east md during the siege of Monterey, thft the graphia corespondents of the New Orleans Picayune and other tapers, were in the other division, under Gen. Worth, uid consequently their letters referred but briefly to lie actions of other officers who fought remote from their ibservation at the east end, and worked day and night, uceaaaatly, to subdue the strong redoubts opposed to hem. The Dalle's correspendont says:? " Had they but witnessed what has since beau poialed iut to mo, by men who fought and bled in the droadfnl inslanght at the east end, their aooount of the siege rnnld at laaat hava been nantraliaad. and manv a ?l. int officer and soldier who ha? inwardly sighed acqulisence to the saying, that 'republics are ungrateial,' vould hare been spared the bitter reflection, that all hair asertions for the nation's honor had been ever ooked. i have had forts and bastions pointed out to ase hat had been reinforced for the third and fourth time >y the enemy, before they yielded. There is one in parieular, where an officer, who stands conspicuous in the liege, told me that the last reinforcement brought ia mounted to about >00 men, where the original defenders lid not exceed SOU. I do not know a fort or redoubt, that ras not maintained for a while, at the east end, with the ltmost obstinacy; the reduction of each causing the laerifice of many lives. The difl'ureace of the defence nade by the eaemy in the different quarters of the own, made the difference in the number of lives lost. " 1 never should have alluded to this subjeot had not he promotion of Gen. Twiggs called for it; 1 had hoped hat aonie more eble pen then I can wield would have leferred to it. But the advancement of the breve old [exeral fills we with joy, and in that mood 1 havs probably ventured on a ground to which 1 have not the ability to de justiee " We publish the above extract, although a mistake has occurred in reference to the brevet, to show that sueh a compliment was well deserved (Jen. Twiggs has doae glorious service to kis country and won eviable laurels iu the action* of Palo Alto, Rasaca da la Palma and Monterey, and the people at large appreciate his gallantry and hold his reputation dear. For eur own part, w* take pleasure in rendering this mead of justice t* the reputation of a chivalrous officsr, who thus far bas received none from the Government. NAVAL. The brig General Worth sailed from New Orleans on the night of the 24th ult. for the home squadron off Vera Crua. Among her passengers wore O. H. Perry, on of the gallant commodore, and Hiram Hsniord, first ainistant engineer U 8. N. [From the Charleston Courier] We have a letter, dated " U. 8. ship Decatur, just anchored, Pensacola, 24th March, 12 M.," announcing the irrival of that veasel, after a most boisterous passage rom Norfolk. The f>. proved herself an admirable sea oat. Night of the I7th instant, a lew minutes after 12 'clock, blowing a keavy gale, and the sea running high, vhilo reefing the main-topsail, n man, Thomas Proctor, ti Philadelphia, aged 22 years, fell from the main topsail /ard. struck the channels of the ship, and then loll into he Ma. The appalling cry of "a man overboard" was lounded. when Lieut. Collins and a number of men volinteereu to endeavor to aavo him in the boat, but the light was so dark that no object could bo seen at ten tarda distance, au<l the sea running so high, it was teemed imprudent to make the ultempt. At 4 A. M , a lieavy sea tilled the larboard quarter boat, carried away the forward davit, aud stove the boat, which was cut away. The Decatur would probably remain at Ponsacoia a few days to get a supply of water und provisions. City Intelligence. The Weather.? Yesterday was remarkably fine, and the weather was mild and spring-like. A lew days of such weather would soon onen the river through te Albany. No Nomination Yet.?The Democratic Mayoralty Ceuvention met at Tammany Hall last evening, pursuant to adjournment; but after repeated ballotings, adjourned i little after one o'clock this morning, until to-night, laving been unablo to agree u|?>n a candidate for Mayor, rhe vote at tbe last ballot stood 22 lor J Sherman Brownell; IS for J. B bowler, and 13 Tor h. Gillonder. .'onsiderabla diiiatiafaclion was manifested by the hang rs-on, that the convention should have adjourned withmt completing their labor*. Democratic Nomination* in thi Siitkknth Wain, 'or Alderman, Charlea Webb, the Ipreaent reprosntitaive oi that ward in the Board of Aiaiatante. Kor Assistant Aldei men, James P. Dunn Arrival or Kmuisants.? Yesterday the street* were bronged with passenger* recently arrived from I.ivor tool Several of them appeared iu a moat deatituto conlltion, and extremely cmaciuted and worn. Kirk Alarm.?There woe a false alarm nt Are in the 4'h liatrict yeiterday, about 10 o'clock, A. M. Cedsr Street?The condition ol Cedar street jtut lowi* truly disgraceful, particularly between Broadway ind Nassau The authentic* should, in these "piping Unas'' of street sweeping, look altar this long neglected ocality Belt strrrLTiN Iniiti** ? The ink with which we vrite this is taken from one of the most convenient ink tands we have ever seen By a gentle pressure on the iowI in the centre ol the stand any i|iian'ity of ink cau ie obtained, and the instant the pressure is withdrawn, ho ink disappears, so that it is perfectly line from dust ud the ellecte of the air Should it lull, it will not ireak or spill any ef the ink Tbe stand is made ol cast ron handsomely bronzed, and is got up with a great deal >f taite Meosrs. Rich V Control, 01 William stieet, are he agents for the manufacturers, Messrs Lippincott h 0 , of Philadelphia TheJMocx Auction War.? in a no xh mi nation under a lUliwell wairant, now pending in tho Judge's Chambers if the Court of Common Pleas, for the fraudulent approbation of the proceed* ol a Boston pilot boat, the party rrested swore that himsolf and partner had expanded ive hundred dollars at law, in the contest with Mayor lickle, tor parading the banner, " Beware of Mock AucIons " This business must be profitable. Death or Ma. Jsmes Psinulr, the Astist -We era orry to announce the death by paralyaie of Mr. Jama* ringle. He died on |Thuraday morning last, and was rell known to our merchants and ship mastersss a high y talented marine painter. Mr. P. hat lor the last sixten year* been engaged in {tainting thoae beautiful porraits ol our packet and other ships, which may be seen 1 tbe counting rooms and houses ol aur merchant*. As husband, father, and iriend, he waa the best ol men lis sudden death will be deeply deplored by hi* large unity and circle oi Mends. The loss in his paiticulAr ; rofession will not be easily suppliod. in,ash TaMrKBANoa Convention.?There will be a 1 daial temperance convention at tba > efbodist fcpisrpal church in Greene street, on Monday evening, pril I, commencing at hall oast 7 o'clock Wa should link, from the arrangement* made, and Irom the outer performances, that it will bo a very interesting altair sveral distinguished individuals will take part in the Hobration fur particulori see advertisement in anoisr column. Good I'sidav ?It la remarkable fact, that yesterday aa the first Good Friday that we have had a fair day for re years peat The curious may draw any conclusion i*y please from it. Death at In i iMrst an?,a and timivai.?Tt>* t or ier was ealled yesterday, to hold an inquest at Bella j _ ? lL d. I w* V?? OMMi I 1 rue HoepitalJ on the body of lohn Holland, aged about I 4 a year., who waa taken to the Ho.,,,tal |a ? o>ing con i dition on Tburadar ultarnoon, and explted duiiig the Bight. Verdict?death by intemperance and txpoauia H Bvicioc ?The Coroner held another inqueat at BaUe- I rue Hoepital, on the body of Marianne Uuchetrmat a H native of Uermany, aged -Jti yeare, who while in a deli- H riou*etate of mind, aneing from lickneaa, jumped out of H a third atory w ndow and waa thereby ao aeverely injur- H ed that ahe expired ahortly afterwardi. Verdict in se- H cordance with the foregoing facta Death rbom SrrrocATiON.?The Coroner held an in- H queat alao at No. 13 Carliale atreet, on the body of Louie H caaey, a native of bwitzerland, aged 30 yeara, who came ? H 'o bia death by congeation of the lunge, produced by H hiring been partially aultocated by(amoke, la oonae- H quence of the premirea in which he waa aaleep on Wed - noaday night taking flro Verdict accordingly. ArrlvaU of Ittrangeri In New York* I APRIL 2. Amebican Hotel. H A. Bowpland, Madiaon: T. Sparkra. Louaiana; Mr. Tult, H Mr. Kiddie, iioatou; W. Thorn, Pitnburgh. T Hn,ll.?rv V.- II, fl Hi- P-?- I I Cluneut, HTrliiue. A. Kiudell, Boaton; W Holder. Nantucket; H. Urew.C. King, Bostou; J. Belts, Stamford; F. Fortius, K. Hall, Boston; If Lirerside, Miltoa; 8. feliaw, Bosion; Ed. hue, Portsmouth, H Taylor, Springfield; J. Parkhurst, Baltimore; J Cuuiiiughain. Boston; ? Taylor, Miekigvn; M. -Newhall, Man.; C. Churchman, Fhil.; Chaa H. Mrase, Albany; Mr. YVilaou. Coopereiown; Cieo. LesJy, Trov; J. C. Wiut, T. 8 A.; E. Joues, New Bed'ord; nr. Bncli, Baltimore, Cap'., fiiegory,New Haven; Mr.Halaaad family, Bot on; Mr. Robertson. St. Joline; (J. Harm, Fhil.; How inl J. Davis. Wo.cetter, J. Bation, Arkansas; Mr. Austin, J Ward, Boston; J Madaiy, Troy; F. Hoopsr, JR. Haoper, < >eo. Koberi s, W. Fodeu, E. M. Eustie, Y. Bkinnsr, Boston. Citt Hotel. It Rnlalou, Phila,; J. Barney, Baltimore; 8, Brophy, Newbuiiih; J Lsrkiu, l'oiliuiouth; D. Feul. Pete-shore', E Onbois Kingiton; A. Brsgen, do; J. Walker, Vs.: Br. Valeetine, Bustoo; Tkoinas I'otts, Phila ; L. Barren, New Jersey; J. Moit, do ; M. Kobiusou; do.; Oeo Cooper, Phila ; M. Ball. Wilmington; J Allen, 1'hila ; 3. Wheeler, N. Jersey; 3. Pleasants, Va.; (Jen de Alveer, do. Choron Hotel. J Kraus, Ontario: Ounrge Rogers, Boston; M Thoapeea, N. 11.; J. L. L F.Warren, Boston; W W. B. Lindley, 8Woburn, J. White, Worcester: L. M. Bond. Philad; I. D. Towiuend, do; W. H. Jordan, Hudson; O. Manchester, Utlca; K .Manchester, do. I LINTON liOTKL. Capt. Hussell, Plymouth; (J. P Hwilt, Newdford; Thomas P ope. Virginia; J. H. E. Smith, do; 8. 8. Vottinghu, do; A ilunliold, Quebec. UfrrniNo's Hotel. W. S. |.Morgan, Poiighkecpaie; J. Stringer, Boston; A. Farriugton, W Suntli Pittsburgh: H. A. Pellou, Cold Spring; Capt. J. U. Coffin, Aihrus; M Thome, 8ing 8lcg; L. Birdsall and lady, II. Oure and lady, Cold Bpriogs. Kastehn Fkabi. Htrekt Hsi'se. John Jones, New Vork; D. hherwood, New Jersey; J. K. Bro?u, Capt. <J. Howell and lady, Master Howell, Celd Bp-lags; J. M. Ludlow , Oyster Bav; Capt. J. Tryon, Wsshn. Ittou: C. Burners, Canaan, N. H.; A. T. Whitteuore, Lynchburg; Win. C. Vagin and lady. Bostou; K. Mmitk, Washington; Wm Koss, New Vork; C. 8. Graves. Keen*; W. Hayden, F.'sev; Samuel Hturdevaut, Mattapoisette; C. E. Hammond, Vernon; K. lt-ot West Haddam; H. P. Brown, Oraftou; A. B. Curtis, Middletowu; J. Osborne, New Cn n a* n. Khaneliu Housk J. Frere, N. V ; O. Hail, liocliester, C. Leonard, Newbwg; Ueo. Oram, Boston: 8. Richards, Phila; J. Leonard, New Wiudsor; C. Frost, Peekskill; K. Wolcott, Springfield; T. Church, I'hila; D. Johnson, Delaware; O. Morgan, Warren o. Howard Hotel. J. Wright,Ulica; W Twigg, Mo; B. Skarpe.do: J. Manily, Siug Ring; J Humphrey*, Woodward; W. Vail, New York; W. Borey, Nortolk; B. Burton, Boston; B. Hsmilton, do; J. Farley, Bristol; J.M'Leod. St. John's, N. B; UeorgeTsul, Boston;H Osgood, Concord: R. Bacon, J Bacon, Boston; B. Uontou, Westchester; W. Tyler, Pittslield; J.Wilson, St. Andrews; J. Hcutt, Kastport; W. Parrr, Boston; W. Babbitt, New Jersey, A Higgtus. Boston; J. Harrison, Philad; K. Jamiasou, Charleston; J. Barker, Baltimore; A. Holmes, do; R. Hnot, Philad; J.Fusielo, Baltimore; C. Benrep, Newport; F. Carter, W. W ash, Hartford: J. Patterson, Wilmington; B Kiugslaud, J. Wilson, Philad; J. Wilson, St. Andrews: J. M'Cleliaud. Boston; J. Bows, L. Sawyer, Portland; M. Clarke, Boston. Junto's Hotel. M. Chapiu, Providence; Capt Thompson, Cnpt. Whaedan, Havre; E. Merrill, N Y ; J. Kipcock, Maine; J Robieson, R. Storri, Mats ; J. Warnugton, J Carcn, Norwich; J. ?srdntr, Bostou; M. Ely, N. V.; J. Van Allcu. Danville; M. Hubbart, Albauy; M. Chapen. Fall River; D. Andrews, Ohio; T Wabh, R. Dunbar, Black Rock; C. Bird, Troy; H. Wood- I raff, Aaburn; M. Oakes, N. Y.; D. Myarly, Phila.; M. Stmt- I lou, New Haven. .... I ttrjOT'l HoTSL. P L. Hollit, Philadelphia; W. Page, Jr., Little Falls; J. ? Shirpy, Westchester county; L. E. Mercer, C. Shirtless, I'lliln<lei(>uin- H Olmstead, W. K Keeler Bridgeport, W. W. Morrii, New York; tl C. Kosiuer, John Gum, Troy; 8 O Batuuin, Buffalo; K 8. B.iruum, K. Priee, Utiea; 8. W. Young, Arlington, Vermont; K. Hauler, Cambridge; Jamea Lamb, Wrlls; 8. W Davenport. New York; J B. Murray, Albany; W H Wattler, Buffalo; Jeha 8. Clark, Seneca Falls; H. McGuire, Boston; J H. Dickinson, A. Titrell, Hpnngtirld; A. Fairbanks, Warren, Mass.; J C. Bangor, Virgiuia; John Camerau,Buffalo; K.W. Koaeli.'New Haren; 8 M. Brnuaou, Fairharen; W. W. Roberts. Haitford; 8. K. Phelps, Nailma; O R. Giaeer. New London; H. Howaid, 11. A. Armstrong, I'roridence; W. G Slielden, New York; H Urreuman, Trov; W. Tiatlrll, Utiea: J. CI. Pieraou, O. Dyer, New York; C. Vroomau, Newliurnh, J. B. Knowllea, Boston; A. W. Worth. E 8. Biindv, Troy; W. ( liennr, J. Kicka ill..n, Baltimore; J. 8. Dwignt, Hoibury, Maaa; C. Backhaul, W. Kuyser, Louiarillc, Kv.; J. P. Waters, New Yoik; E. B. B own, Stouiogiou, Conn.; H. Duttau.R. B. Mason, Bridgeport. Nrw Kaiitann House Mr. Cezzeas and lady, I'tulad; W. 0 Kalaton, Maiielta.N B Willnteu, Brattleboro: B, B Wright, Providence; W. Baratow.dn; M. N. Marsh, Marietta; K. Freeland, Miss. National Horn. W. J. White, Peuna; J D. Wmtford, Newhere; W. H. Windsor, Poit Richmond; M. Float, Ph>lad; H. R. Tharnsan, Troy, W. Htark.GuilCord; J. Johnson, Henry Berry, Troy; J Uoyce, H. l ump, Albany; J. Kerrand, > ishkill; P. MaDomsl, 1 roy; C. M. Niien, Ban.toga ro; J. Wish, H J. Judkms, N. Orleans; I*. West, Mobile; J.C. Suydam, N.Carolina; J. Bloat, Ohio, J. Kamsburg, District Colombia. noathsan Hotsl. John Chamberlain, Massachusetts: Mr Hardeabnrgh, Catskill; C, M Noun, Saratoga; H, Jocea, Boatou; Messrs Kemper, Hawkins, Williams, Pmladelohia; Mr. Uailltaa, Long Island, 8 L Hazard. U. 8. N.; J. Ide, Mpnagtield; T. Harris, New Jersey; C. Ames, Boston; C. Moere. Washington City; J. J. Russell, do ; W. Ducrow. New Jersey; Mr. Marks, New Yoik; J. M. Hardeabnrgh, do.; J. Wiagata, J. C. Roach, H. Rogers, New Jersey; K. Gana aad lady, Loag Island. Paaai. BraiaT Houar.. Hiram E. Bangs, Brewster; Edward A. MeClean, New Philade'phia; W. Set-allroll .Wenshury. Uhio; J. B. Woods, Unistowa. Ohio; J. B. Hooper. Wensbury. Ohio; A. C. Baldwin, New York; N.J. Walkias, Halites, Vs.; Lewis 5. Kinkle, Now York; A. W Kowlor, Hoosic Kalis; H. A. Mercer. Lanainghurg; A. 8. Lobdell, West 1 roy; Mrs. C. Mszweil, Philadelphia; Capt. J.Cole, Bangor, Ms.: Ales. McCounell, Warren, Ohio: B. K bruden, Boston; Sameel Htaplea, Maine, John U Allr, Boaton; K. Flow ion, 8. N. Wells. Ohio; I . Kowlson, I'hila ; C. W Brown jr, Bostoa; 8. F Jailey. Maine; 8. I'. Downer, Providence; L. Brooks, It. P. Steven i and laughter, Albany, B.T. Basaott, Troy, New Yoik; 1.. Tali, Oadenaburgh, N. Y.; M. N. Mfilee, Buit-n, I H Hice, North Carolina; M. bogria Vs.; K Parsons, I'hila.; Myron Hiackly, 8. Mason, J. H. Krbhe, Ohio. rsciric Hotki. Capt. Sherman, Philadelphia; James Kergnsoa, Washington: K. W Lay, Rochester: J. McFuti.e, L. McKntira, H. K. Reddish. Johnstown, M. Ripley and lady, Massaehatetn: Mr W. Williams, Albany;'1. II Haslock. ('inaiaaati; F. Morns.in, J Leads, New Yoik: C. T. I'sase, Rochester, t .C. Lewis, Hcmstaad; Col. Andrews, Tiny; J. H. batten. New York; W H Kittle, Uostiu. tl W. Hall, Troy; C. E Keadnck and family, New Yotk; Win Hassell, Albany; 8 Koseeraus, West I'oint. Kstiisus'i Horti.. J. Wilson, Plnlsd; J. nntrlee, Near Yo k;P Beeotd, Rt. Cathsrinei; Hon Koht D Owen. Washington I iiy: W. Cooke, I Olwine and It. Henderson, Phtlad; O Walsh, Cayuga; U t'eok, Homer; H. Daw, Buffalo; A. i ochrau, do; J. Craig, do, 8. Hammond, Albany, A. Brace. Detroit. 1 avi.ob's hot tt. George E. Jourdan, New York; John P. Styles, H.ugvrties, Milton Knot, 8t Louis; J.C. Taylor, New London. A G Pous>n, N Y.; G. Fnxburgh. Boston; J. Comstoek, do ; R Barnes. Oswego; Mr Peeks, Fishkilt; L. F Bare, Frondeac, R.I.; J. Van Norton, Halilss, N.C.; W. Frothinghsin, N Y.; T. Frorhiugham, Rochester; T. Beckworth, New Fork; Nsjor Phelps, do. Tammavv Hall. Mr. Pedro, A. A. Biiuth, New listen; J. Nidlinger, Fort Wayne; E Harrow, Knehester; A. M. 8chell. 8mg Bing; D P. Lee, Conn; 8. M. I.angler, Hudson; W. Castle, New York. Tngviovt House. L Erereft, Canton. M. Ural. West Hork bridge. M. C. Marshall. .Massachusetts; 8. iiichards, Boston; Met T. M. Dw igh'. Wetliersfirld , J It Birnth, Fouth Adanit. A Skinner, B. I'aga,Boston: E Giiffni, Jr , Na* bury pott; O.Waterman, Hntford; Mis Gloter, 8tateu Island. UniTtti StaTi i Hot ?:l. (LMarshall, Viasissippi; E. F Baker, New York; L. Hhep Paid, Pleisant Valley; L. C. Holeoinbe, Miss Elliot, one.; D nichards .u, Frrehoid, N J.; 8. It. Hunter, Yoik; CI. A. Lee, Brooklyn; H. II Hauwell, Albany; C. t owles, 8ew Hst'u: D. Howard, Bridgewater; W. R. Grahsui, New Haven. V.C. l'?ylor liartfotd; J. Dickinson, Conn.; A. Forbes, Capt Smith, T. Botaford. New Hsnapshira; K Man sou, New Haven, J. W . bull, H. E'.y, H. Cornwall, < sprain Story, Conneetirui; J. t anfield, Deep Kirer; J N Lea, Con necticat; U Fest in, Hartlord, K. Batnrs. New Haven. C. Danmson, Sulfirld, 1' Arnold, fclidd el wn; W. D Drew, Dnsbury;C Frederi'ka. Boston; ii l'iinter, Clmtoc. rr r.iTkKM noi ei.. fleorge W Don l??, New Vork. ?V 8. Camp, Coaa ; '" f A Htrilnfl i W. HKliri, Keabnrough; J. N. Illy?rJ. South Kingston, TliI) in, I'roTidruc#. YY. fc Taylor. Mooch Adorn-, Mtes.; K II. Hnini lady aid dauihtrr, Norwich; A. C. .YUlhewk.m, Providence. A . I.; A. W Scow ltd, Mow York, J M Todd and lady, Wacetford; John H. Kiehmond, I'rovidruo*. K I ; W H Mnlnn, Suffolk. V? ; H. H Avery, Norwich, Coon.; D. L. Loper, CntUkill; A Miller. Ponrhkeepaie: B Barker, r. re to fa , D. Mef.aithy, Myrsensa, Caitaiu ('off. Warren, II. I. M 1st ollKit Thorn wna violout mow >101111 at at. Louie, Mo on thn 13th and 13th inat . Thorn is Mid to hn more anow on tha ground now at Salem, Maaaochtia*tea,than hna boon at any ono lino dur inK thn paat winter On Tueeday night. etorm eon mi-nced, which laft aoma eight or ton .inchoa of inow upon tha ground. It haa bean (landed by a Now Jaraay court, that roil road company waa not rraponaibla for tha loaaof a trunk containing valuable jnwnlry, which a paeaengor had with hie baggage?that articlea of jewelry are freight -end the owner waa bound to make known that he had freight in hia valtae, and |>ay them for the tranipertation A pier helenging to Ytederick Scndder, in II) annia Port. MaaaaohUitlta. waa awapt off in tha aevora blow and high tide ol Kriilay night A wharl waa nl?o carried away, and two voaaela tuuk along- ida Baitar'a whaif, in lifetime I A man named Michael Muriay. waa mutilated by aa accident on the Troy and fireenbnah Hailroad, on Th nil day. Ha had thotop of hit head completely crushed , but waa livirg at laat accounts. The month of March, Juat passed, waa the cold eat ol all the Matchaa, except one (1341,) in ton yesra Washington ItlonuMont. Aa tho froat 1a about coming out ol tha ground, ard the preaant corporation about to leave their otHce, would it not be preiaewortby ol them to immediately pre?ent to the praaant committee of tha aaaociation a apot ol gieuo to immortallte Ihrtr oemaa for tha ?biac' ?b ?* ra v tionad' A UMJHIBLH