Newspaper of The New York Herald, April 9, 1847, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated April 9, 1847 Page 1
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r c9**mmaapsmmmammMmmLxmma TH1 Vol. Xin. No. (M-?YYhoU No. 44M?. NEWS FROM VERA ORUZ. THE BOMBARDMENT OF THE CITY. ARRIVAL or tiii: STEAM FRIGATE MISSISSIPPI AT VJ&KA UKU'L. &c. &c. &c. Tho ihlp Oregon, ('apt. Oil J Jen, arrive (Tat New Or- j loans on the 30th ult. She left Anton Lizardo at eleven ; o'clock. on tho '20th ult. While I'upt. G wus ou ahore. on the littb Instant. he v.ut informed. by good authority, that Gun. Scott intruded to commence the bombardment of the city on the next day?the '20th?at 10 o'clock, lie U inclined to think that he currlcd this, hie intention, into execution: for sorao three or four hours after he sailed, the report of hcuvy gnus was distinctly heard on board. it was believed that they wore the American mortars : the guns of the castle are not of a calibre to make so loud a report it is stated by Mr. Kendall, in a letter to the Picayunt, dated the 19th?that " by day after to-morrow I am in hopes of being able to sond you some account of General Scott's doings.'" A portion of Gen. Worth's division had possession of a liuie kiln within 700 yards of the city. Some brilliant maafcuvres may be anticipated from the " Hero of the Heights.'' it was reported, as wo bad previously heard, that the citizens were anxious to surrender, to avoid an attack ; but the commander of the castle warned them against such a course, threatening, in case it should lie attempted. to turn his guns on them, and not coase tiring till ho should leave thi; city in ashes. The force in the city is estimated by our people at lwoo?that of the (.'astieat l'JOO About an hour after the Oregon loft, she met the U. S. steamer Mississippi, having O'ouimodoro Perry on l.nu>.l O.In < ?. !.?. U * A shell had boon thrown from the Castlo Into the quarters of one of Gen. Scott's aids. It merely intimated to bim that he was too close to be agreeable?so be took the hint, and took up his position at a more convenient distance. The ship Huron and bark Douglass, sailed for Now Orleans. on the 10th inst. The loss of the dragoon horses in the 'gale was very great, and severely felt. The Yazoo will be a total loss. The ship Louisville has arrived in safety. The volunteers of General i'attorson's division were in good spirits, although impatient at th? delay in attacking the city. The revolution in the city of Mexico was still progressing. [From the New Orleans Picayune. March 31.] Our correspondence is so full that we need add nothing more tlinn the following shipping intelligence:? I.ist of Vessels left at Sacrifirios and Anton Lizardo. 19th instant, by the ship Oswego. United States frigates Kuritau and Potomac ; steam frigate Princeton; sloops of war St. .Marys, John Adams and Albany; store ship Relief; brig Porpoise; two steamers and four gun boats; two froneh brigs of war; one Spanish sloop and and one Spanish brig of war; one British brig and one steamer of war. names not recollected. Ships Louisville, Arkansas. St. Louis. Indiana, Tobmaroo, Corsair, North Carolina. Huron, Shenanga, Kredonia, Statesman. Oxn&rd, Diadem, Klislia Dennison, Catharine, Talbot, Pharsalia, Bangor, Lmcrald: barks Floyd. Jubilee, Mayflower, and brig Umpire. The ships Maine and Oregon sailed for this port on the 10th inst. There wero about thirty ships and barks at anchor, besides a largo fleet of brigs and schooners, names not remembered. Spoken?On 13d instant, latitude 14-35 N., longitude 9j-50 W.. schooner Grecian, hence for Anton Lizardo? all well. Camp hear Vera Cri'z. ) March 10. 10 o'clock A. M. ) A Rchooncr hap just conic lu from the Brazos, with General Taylor's ofHciul despatches of his recent great battle with Santa Anna. All painful rumors aro now at an enil, and while the army here ure rejoicing at the brilliant results of this battle, the rejoicings are mingled wit n deep regrets at the loss of the many brave officers who havo fallen. (ion. Scott, with his staff, lias just started out on ? visit to the entire line of investment. He will returu to his headquarters this ovening. There is some talk that the heavy guns of the squadron will be brought ashore and used in battering the town and eastlc. 1 sincerely trust the gallaut officers of the nary may have a hand in the coming bombardment. t A Mexican bearer of despatches was caught last niglit while endeavoring to puss our lines. Ho was shot at and wounded by oue of Capt. Magruder'i men, yet mude his escape with the loss of his bug of papers. Among his documents was an address to the Governor ofJalana. praying for reinforcements and provisions, and setting forth that Vera < ruz had been deserted by the supreme government. A lot of proclamations were also found, a copy of which I enclose fur publication. It is about as weuk an invention of the enemy as could well be imagined. and pray give the Mexicans the full benefit of their spelling and punctuation of tbo English language. A true bill for the murder of our vernacular, in the highest degree, could be found against thorn?but road for yourselves :? "VERACRUZ TO THE HONEST MEN IN THE ENEMv's pamp. You are brought here to mako us an unjust war. and have come deceived, for liio people you have to contend with, is not that you are told it is. in the United-States. We are strong and desirous to measure our arms witli your's. Come, do eome near us and you will have n doubtless proof. You can't expert other result of your imprudent enterprise than to perish under the severe influence of this rlimatc. Yellow fever which lias already begun, one after one will carry away ail of you very soon without a comfort, having for a grave the ardoroiis siiud now uudcr your feet. But we have our arms open to receive all of you ns friends, for we know that many honest people, is amongst you no matter the religious oread, we all arc christian. we arc nil sromm, nnu wo are uu mo creatures 01 tno ?tme heavenly Father. Come to ui as friend*. anil you wiU >oe, and you will know by glad experience, that the mexicnu* aro'not at all the halt' savages. half harburoua. that you wore told In the United-State*. Vou will And traukaess and true generosity, and true happiness living with u*. you will find plenty and productive work, and a delicious climate not further than twenty league* You may enjoy there an everlaating spring, a constant beautifiill green* and abundant means of aubsintenra In very productive lands, which we will give you as your property. You will aJso have complete fredoni of coneleueo and liberty to adore the creator of the world in the way you please Do exchange your arms of an enemy, for she embrace of a friend.?Grand God, that it be so for your felicity." These precious documents were Intended for circulation in our camp, but would not have half as much effect upon the men as the " ardorous sand" whleh is blowing about their eyes and ears. P. S. ?11 o'clock.?They are at this moment rattling sway with the heaviest kind of shells from the castle, and two of them have just struck within a few yards of one of the tents of tho quartermaster where I am writing this. It would he amusing?in fact laughable?to see the scattering they make, were there not some little danger mingled with t ho performances. We are almost out of their reach, however, few of the shells coming this tar before they burst or fall Bhort. C*Mr ar.roar. Visa Car c, ( March I", 1H47. .Morning. ) Hioec my last letter, which enclosed a proclamation to the honest" men In our army to desert, the " greasers" inside the eity walls, and In the eastlo. have beeu amusing themselves by making targets of our men. and blazing and banging away, with round shot ami shell, at anything and almost every thing that appears in sight. This morning, at daylight, there was a general rattling of small arms at the outposts, the Mexicans having thrown out pickets outside the walls. I cannot understand that any one was injured Our correspondent II. linn probably made you acquainted with the fact that despatches have been intercepted concealed In a rough block of wood. It waa really an ingenious device of the enemy. A sailor was found this morning, just back of the lines, with hbi throat rut. Straggling parties of sailors and soldiers have visited Medellln. and the mouth of the river, and committed many atrocities. Several of them liavn been arrested, and I trust may be severely punished Kroui appearances now. the surf boats will be busily engaged to-day in getting ashore mortars, ammunition, and such stores as am needed. The officers of the navy continue to work, and with zeal, in furthering the advance of the army. CtMrnMohi Via* t 'art,) March IB. 1847 \ I rode over to the extreme left of Gen. Patterson's line yesterday, to Gen. (Quitman's hendquarters?about four miles over the road, but full ten through the sand hills. The volunteers attarhed to this division appear to be in good spirits enough, although a little impatient ot the d' luy in attacking the city. For want of quoits, tlicy were pitching the 18 lh. shot which had lieen k itidly (.') pitched within their Hues by the Mexicans, or in other camp amusements. IInt ten mortars have been landed so far, out of the great number ordered, and ao far as I ean learn no others have arrived. A lienvy responsibility rests upon tlie War Depart nient in not liuving the ordnance here in | hup 1*0axon. tor here nre eonio 13.000 or 16,000 men completely paralysed. a* it were for their eaaentlal arm in the attack upon Vera Cruz. They may come in l>y the time tlmac already landed are in position, or they may not ; aiieh ia ttie position in which Oen. Scott now flnda liim rlf. Col. Harney haa arrived with hid dragoon*, but ha* lo?t more than half hid horac* -here id another groat drawback to the immediate attack upon the place. Several Te??el* are leaving tlili morning to iHnd supplied j on th< other aide of the town, at the ramp of (Jell. Twiggs. j Mild will dave a great deal of heavy hauling through the land hills. '( here wad more skirmishing thin morning with the piehetj of the enemy, but it amounted to hut little. The Mexican* only venture out, lu Mnall part lea to reeon- ! noltre our advanced work*. All thid time (f? o'clock. A Vt.) they are throwing shell* upon the line of invert- | ven' 0>.i men have become u?cd to this amusement. Fllta nrrodirt. V?.a* fart, March IS, 1S47. The weather aince yeaterday morning haa been favor. ?h}c, and our people have been hard at work, landing / 5 NE ntranchlng utsnilis. mortar*. *h?U?. forag*. horst*. mulu* and m?n Cot Haraty landed ycsurdav The ihlp Ya*oo. which brought Capt K?r't squadron or 142 horsa*. 1 vuuwft uu nci u?ui nuivu uihiuu.buu ubi uvcu UULUpl?toly wrecksd. Capt Ker bad by hard work prwsarvad all hit horsus but two or thrwe. up to tb? moment the ' ship ran upon the reef but the water tilled the bold and drowned all the noble animal* but eight or teu He sue- j ceedop In earing hit men with their taddlcs and arme. ' Capt. K feele deeply diatroised about It. bnt It could not have boon helped Capt. Thornton loet forty hortet from hit squadron on their long and boisterous trip from the Brazos Capt. Kearny has not yet landed, and I have ' not heard what kind of luck he hud with his horses Col. ' Duncan is here. He lost a number of horses during the ' Sale. I speak of these losses particularly, at they are eeply felt here Juat now. Col. Harney will be able to mount about 300 mcu?enough to drive off all the ' Mexican cavalry that are now prowling about our rear, ready to attack us there when the attack is made upon ' the city. I should not be surprised to lcaru that tile gallant Colonel has a beautiful light, for It is said that there ' are 1000 collected a few mites buck of us. The people in the city had u stampede last night, which occasioned the'discharge of many escopeltes. I saw ten mortars on shore last night, aud hoped to hear some of them play upon the town this morning; but I suppose we shall wait until tweuty or thirty of them are plautcd around the city, and then opeu with an uvorage of ubout one shell u minute ! They tire at our men all duy long, with shell and round shot, aud luckily they have done us no harm vet. Night before last a shell went ''ripping and tearing" through two tents in Col. Haskell's regiment of Tennesseeans, shaving very close to the cheek of one of the men. and cutting down a tent pole. The Individual thus saluted sprang up and let off an oath and an expression not very complimentary to those who sent the unwelcome messenger. The I'hoenfx company nre at work again. Day before yesterday they were stationed at the cemetery, about 800 yards from the city walls. Kleven shells fell within fifty yards of them, some very close, but did them ! no harm. Captain Vinton, with his company and n company of i the 4th Iufantrv, is stationed nrcttv close to the citv. in a kind of limekiln, near the beach. He has been there j four or five (lays, and has received more shell, round shot : and rockets than would freight a small sized steamboat, i Lleuts Van Vliet and Rogers, who reside in that delight- j ful chateau, have given me a pressing invitation to take up my abode there during the bombardment. Three or fonr of our mortars will probably be planted there, so that the tire against the "Chateau do Limekiln" will urobably be quadrupled, and I shall have an opportunity to study the various sounds of shell, solid shot nud rockets of different sizes. The truth is. nine days' experience lias given every body lnvre a tolerably good idea of these things. 1 suppose you have had nil sorts of jubilees over the glorious victory of tlen. Taylor over Santa Anna. Well, if you had been here yesterday you would have thought by the noise, that a little patriotism had been Imported Into Mexico. First, (Ion. Seott ordered a congratulatory address to he rend to our troops, informing them of old Zachary's glorious celebratiou of the birth-day of "the Father of his country."' Gen. Worth then managed to have correct intelligence of the battle conveyed Into the city, with the intimation that we should Are salutes of Joy. Yesterday, about noon, our ships of war began to thunder into tho ears of the beseiged enemy what our troops had done with Santn Anna's army, and to convey to them an Idea of the fate that awaits them here. "Boong!"' Hold on an instant.?let's see whieh way that big dinner pot comes! " Whiz-x-z-z!"?there it comes, circling over?aiming directly for uiv devoted head! ? there it conies, closer, closer'?now it falls down, down!? which way can a fellow dodge??down it comes Into the sand, with a heavy, dead sound, about hulf a mile off, and now it explodes with a noise equal to the rcuort of a six-pounder, und the air Is filled with sand, bullets and fragments of the huge shell. It is ditficult to tell where a shell will strike when it eomcs in a Hue towards you; and as they hare tbrowu a number of their dinner pots (13-inch shells) far beyond us. as well as into the lines. It behooves one to pay a little attention to the reports of heavy mortars, and throw himself down when the shells fall near him. You can form no Idea from any description 1 can give you of the ludicrous scenes that have been witnessed on shore here during the last few days. The norther rauglit two or three hundred seamen on shore. They had nothing to do and no place in particular to go to. They had been working in the water, and had left their shoes on board ship, so that all were barefooted. You have seeu children let out of school after hciiur shut on h11 (lav in the old-fashioned country ilay prisons: their antic* would hear no comparison to th? shine* cut up by our sailors The country around hare is covered with diminutive donkeys?the ugliest, fuunieat-lookjng creatures imaginable Those docile, innocent-looking animal* struck Jack's fancy, and afforded hhn infinite amusement You could not walk ten rod* on the beach without meeting a sailor, with a big quid in hi* chock mid n quiet grin on hi* weather-beaten face, pulliug witli all hi* might at the head of u donkey which in it* turn had planted itself firmly upon it* outstretched forelegs.? Kinding that neither pulliug nor coaxing nor boating would effect a movement, Jack would very philosophically clasp the stubborn creature In hi* arms and convey him onward. Day before yesterday i saw four sailors, each clasping the leg of a donkey, which was raised above their heads, and upon the hark of which was quietly seated an old salt with folded arm*. But 1 must cut short iny description, a* the "niftil" Is off I'. 8.?The steamer New Orleans arrived from Tamplro last evening, with some 300 horses, which will in some degree make up for the Iohs of dragoon* and battery horse* flcn. Jesup Is ou board the New Orleans. The following brief letter from Mr. Kendall furnishes, the latest intelligence we have lroui the city of Mexico : t A.Mr III I OK ?. V I.Hi < hi e, I March 19. 1847-S o'clock. P. M. ] Our new* from the city of Mexico, received in a roundabout way, would prove that n most sanguinary revolution?or rather a series of revolutions?is raging in timt city, the different parties being all by the ears, and fighting esch other with unwonted ferocity. It is said that even the British Minister, Mr. Bankliead. nt lust dates, hardly dared venture into the streets, for fear of hcltig shot by some one of the different contending factions IJoniez Knrias ha* hi* party, the pric*tH have their party, those in favor of peace have a party, snd then there ore the war men. the Hanta Anna men. the Almonte men. aud what not. All wua ~confusion worse confounded.'' and I ran make neither head nor tail of the different rumors. The Mexican* have been firing since noon to-day. and from the most of their batterie*. nnd the roar of round hot. and shell* has born constantly dinning In the ears of our men. Strange that tlu-y do not effect inure They must. think they are destroying the " Yankees." n* they now all term us. by dozens, else they would not keep up aueh an Incessant tiring. The weather continues fine for landing, and munitions and supplies are rapidly accumulating at the depots. The officer* of the nary coutinuu to use their best efforts. By next day after to-morrow, I am in hopes of being able to aend* you off ail account of some of General Scott's doings. AfKAIRS l\ MEXICO. [From the New Orleans Times.] Tlie Mexican paper publishi d at Taniaulipas. called F.l Drfrntor. dated the 11th Mareh. Is entirely occupied with the revolt of the troop* which lately look place in the city of Mexico, it appcara that the troops, to the number of about 3000 men. were on the eve of starting for Vera fritz to reinforce the garrison In that city, when, excited by the women of the nietro|M>lis. whose fanaticism had been wrought on by the clergy iu opposition to the government, tlicy broke out into mutiny, and pronounred. as they call it. for a return to the tlaiu yti? of I84i. Own. < anuliso wns directed to suppress it. and called to his aid all those who were for standing by the government. The Congress, alarmed at the intestine commotion, offered full pardon to the rebels, provided they returned to their duty. This, however, was taken us a proof of weakness by the latter, and lliey became mure insolent. The Minister says that hostility to Santa Anna, a disposition to embrace monarchical principles, and disinclination to mareli against the external enemy, are the moving causes of this pronnueiamento. The major part of the National Guard?all with the exception of four corps ?with the whole of the artillery, remained faithful to the government. OK Ft CI AT. KHOW GEN. TAYI.OK's CAM!'. |Krom tho Washington I'nion, April 7.) We published General Taylor's "order." from the flole of battle, to his victorious division, over tbv Mexican forces of twenty thousand men. eoinmuuded III Jterson by Gen. Santa Anna, iu the conflicts of Uueuu Vista, on the 33d and '730 of February, 1*47. It is written in flue taste It ailudes in the uiost modest terms which lie could employ, to the brilliant victory whirh our troops 1 huve won over the immense superiority of the Mexicans, headed by their most distinguished military leader. It I paya due honors to the brave officers and troop* who live i to receive the gratitude of their country. It pays a brief but ufferting tribute to those gallant apirits who hnve gloriously fallen in the battle, but whose "illustrious example will remain for the honetit and admiration of the army.'' and as a monument of the glory of our republic in the eyes of Europe It treats as delicately a? possible I all those inexperienced soldiers who ingloriously fled, to whom he administers the warning lesson of seeking to retrieve their reputation by future exertions on another Held It Is impossible to rend the various descriptions of tills renmrknhle battle, where the skill fof the rommnnding general in seizing his ground and manoeuvring his troops vied witli the chivalry or his men, without the deepest emotions Orders 1 iIr*Dqr*RT>'Rs Armv or Ot rt rsriov. No. 13. $ Buena Vista. February 3ti, 1817. 1. The Commanding General has the grateful task of congratulating the troops upon the brilliant success winch attended their arms in the conflicts of the 33d nnd 33d. < onfldcut in the lmmetiso superiority of numlairs, and stimulated by the presence of a distinguished leader, I no ursiran iroop* were yri repulsed in every onnri lo fore# our lino*. hip! finally withdrew with immense loss from the field. 'J. The general would cjpre** hie obligation* to the officer* and men engaged, for the enrdinl support which they rendered throughout the act ion. It w ill be hi* highest pride to bring to the notice of the government I lie conspicuous gallantry of particular officer* and eorp*. whose unwavering steadiness more than once saved the fo"tune* of the (lay. He would nl*o express 111* high witisfuetlon | with the conduct of the ximill command h it to hold Sid- j till.. - Though not *o seriously engaged n* their comrade*, : their service* were very Important and efficiently render- I cd. \Vhilc bestowing this just tribute to the good conduct of the troops, the'general deeply regrets to.say that there were not a few exceptions He, trusts that those who tied inglorlously to liuena Vista, ami even to Suitillo, wtll seek an opportunity to retrieve their reputation j and to emulate the bravery of their comrades, who bora TV YC NEW YORK, FRIDAY M I II 111 IB w tha Irunt r,f ?Ka Kaitla an.l cmtalnail aiMinaf faarfiil i odd*. tb? boner of tb? flag The ezulutloD of lucocu 1* checked by the heavy sacrifice of life which It hu co*t. embracing many officers of high rank and rare marlt. While th? sympathies of a grateful country will ha given to the bereaved families and friend* of tnose who nobly fell, their illustrious ex- j ample will remain for the benefit and admiration of the ; army By order of Major General Taylor. W. W. 3 BLISS, Assistant Adjutant General. IS-CTIiENTS AT BTKVA VISTA. [From the New Orlean* Delta, March 31.) The coolness and bravery of tho Mississippi and 1111 noiw volunteer*, were beyond all praise. While firing in line, the front runk rank knelt on one knee, taking deliberate aim, and doing deadly execution. Col. Jefferson Davis, of Mississippi, is idolized by hi* regiment; uud. a* one of tbem ?uid. he would lead them into h? 1. Believing that ou the '14th there would be a tight, and being unable to walk on account of the wound in hi* foot, he ordered that he be carried out to their heed in a wagon.. Col Yell, a* we have already told our reader*, wait lanced to death. Ilia borne become restive, hi* bridle broke, and hu carried him into the midst of the enemy, where a lance pierced him through the head. Col. Hardin, before being killed, captured a flag from the enemy, which with hi* home, he re<|Ue*ted ahould be aent home an a last memento to hi* wife. Nothing eould contract more ?t ronglv than the humanity of the American soldier* and the cowardly ferocity and roguish propensity of the Mexican*. The American* bared their biscuit and water with the wounded Mexlcan*, and were often *een to lay them in a position leant painful to them. The Mexican*, ou tuc contrary, cowardly killed our wounded men when they met them, un in the cane of Col. Clay; they stripped and robbed several of our officer* and many of their own. Among the prisoner* taken wore two who were deserter* from our rank* They were brought before General Taylor, who ordered the wretches to be drummed out beyond the line*. Such roHcnl*. lie nald. might do for Hantu Anna?they would not suit him?and it would ? turn.. IUI-J nr..therefore drummed out to the tuuo of the Rogue'* March. A bullet having passed through the breast of <lenural Taylor'* jacket, lie remarked that the boll* were becoming excited. The question where was Col. May during the light at Bueua Vista?" is frequently asked. The New Orleans Bulletin gins' uu anecdote of him:?"At the time Lieut. Crittenden whs sent by (Jen. Taylor during the battle with a flag to a detached body of 1000 to 1500 of Mexicans that were being cut to pieces by our tire. Col. May was on the eve of charging them with his dragoons, but as Lieut. (.'. was passing with his white flag displayed, May rode out and crossed ids path to enquire the object of his mission?" 1 am going to tell those fellows to surrender, in order to save their lives." " Walt till I have charged thein." " Impossible, the old man lias sent me and I must go on"?" But, my good fellow." said May entreatinglv. "for (iod's sake, just rein up for Ave minutes, and give us a chance at them." " Would do anything to oblige you. Colonel, but I have the old man's orders and there is no help for it," and he gave rein to his horse, whilst the Colonel returned to the head of his squadron, iu the worst possible humor ugninst those things enlied flags of truce. The dragoons made several apleudid charges during the action. MILITARY. [From the Washington t'nion. April 7.] Major (ten era I William O. Butler left Washington on Monday, on his return to ids family iu Kentucky, llis wound is not yet sufficiently honied to return to the duties of the eamp, which lie fs anxious to rejoin. Kvory attention hus been paid at Washington to this brave anil accomplished officer. He was ordered to Washington by the I'resident. ?t the suggestion of the Secretary of War. The St. Louis Union of the 29th ult., accurately states the object of hi* visit, when it says that " (Jen. Butler's information may be of servieo to'tlie War Department, and we suppose he has been seut for, to he consulted ou war points." Lieut. Col. Fay has received orders at Buffalo to take command of four companies of the 10th Regiment, and repair immediately to Mexico, lie is to embark from Governor's Island directly. A company of U. S. Infantry attarbed to the 9th Regiment. arrived at Fort Adams, R. I., on Monday, from Connecticut, under command of Captain Johnson. An order from the War Department has been received at the U. S. Arsenal, near St. Louts, for two millions of hall cartridges, to be forwarded to (ien. Scott without delay. NAVAL. [Krom tin- Norfolk Beacon, April ti ) Tiir Sikamf.k Boi.*.? Which nailed iToin Humpton Roads on Thursday lust, bound to the t lull', returned to tlie utivul anchorage yesterday. iVn understand tlint her performance* while at sea were all that could be expected from u venacl of her class. and her return in cauaed by the discovery of a aniall leak. It wan found dilUrult to keep the Urea up. owing to the bad quality of coul ou board, but her engine* at ull time* perfurincd well. ANOTHRR ISLAM! U1SCOVKRKH. United States Smr Vinrtaiu,{ New York, April 3. 1847. ) bin?1 have the honor to inform you, that on the third day of October lnnt, we discovered an inland in the latitude of 24 degrees. 27 minute* north, longitude 130 degree*. t>7 minutes east. We passed it at the distance of about eight miles. It Is moderately high, uppeurcd to be well wooded, uud from six to ten miles long. In compliment to the Honorable Secretary of the Navy. I have railed it Mason's Island Verv respectfully, your obedient servant. II rAULDlKO. Captain. Hon J. V. Mason. Secretary of the Navy. Washington, D. Affairs In Caiiiuln. (Krom the Montreal Herald. Mareh 27.J It is understood that some offers have been made to the iuHueutial Kreach Canadians, with a view to obtain their ro-oporation in the trovernment. Nothing certain is known us to tbo nature of the coiuinnnleatious which have taken placc;hut it is easy to understand the ground upon which the negotiation was commenced. At present. parties in the House are divided into the Krcuch Canadians. with two or three upper Canapians, forming the opposition ; und the great body of British Canadian*, with two or three Krencb * unudiuu*, forming in like manner, the ministerial side of the House Now. as these divisions are based on no important pruetieal question, the whole quarrel, at least xlnep Lord Metcalfe's departure, lias been a personal one; the cry of the Krench Canadians has been tiiat tlioy were ruled by I a majority composed of another rare The uiinistre I have been quite strong enough hitherto, to hold their own ground, and while they remain no. will clearly betray their trust If they voluntary hnnd over the reins of KOTerniuont to the roinbinntion which formerly ruled: For that would only reverse the evil, nnd plane the llritish inhabitant* in the position of which the French now complain. They have, therefore, we presume, again attempted to effort n coalition with their opponents, in order to form n ministry op the only basis which can he adopted.until parties sha^fdevelope themselves upon some practical question. The next session of Parliament mn> probably lie the conimeneeiuent of a reorganization Oil eonitoercial poliey. It is reported that the negotiation4 have failed The ( blef Justiceship still remains open, nnd there are three more judgeships, which must shortly full in. These orensiuiiN are very cmliarrnHsing underoursystem For instance, our present Attorney tieneral (West) is universally considered the head of the Cabinet: he is also generally admitted to lie the first man at the Mir. I'lider any other Ministry thnii liis own. therefore, he would eerlainly be named to till the first vacancy on the Bench. But should a vacancy occur now. he will have to choose between the opprobrium of deserting his party and the commonweal, or of relinquishing his well earned right to the highest object of professional ambition. Our municipal elections have gone off?not without disturbance?but without serious injury. It is said that the rows were got up by persons railing themselves conservatives; but 110 one can pretend that the heads of that party guve uny countenance to them, or that the conservative press in any way attemptod to excute tlieui. The resait is unimportant. What inn? be called our spring is just commencing: we have had several heavy showers of rain, and in some exposed pluces the earth appears again through the snow In our main streets however, there Is still about three feet of solid snow, and carriages still cross the river. Of course we hare not yet got rid of our sleighs. People ara beginning to think nliout business, anil the bulla, lectures, concerts nnd otbsr amusements of the long winter will soon he at an end. W hile on the subject of uiimsciueiits. we ought not to forget the theatre In course of construrtlou and now nearly completed, by M. J. Hayes. Ksquire. Thia will bo the moat perfect play -bouse on thia continent; it is an large. ami will be aa handsomely finished. a* the llaylnnrkct in London. On St. Patrick's iluy, the ( hnrrh intended for the use of the Irish Roman f ulholiea. was consecrated with (treat pomp. We Iwilieve this is witli one caceptiou.the largest pluer ol worship in Amerina ; the larger one being the Krrncli Cathedral hi this city, for which the great hell has recently been cast in London. The Irish and Scotch joint subscription from Montreal, has amounted to something more than ?.1.31(0 cy.: we imagini will reach nearly ?0.000 before it Is concluded Besides till", hills for small anins were pureliaaed at the hanks, previous to the last mail, to the amount of ?3.060 1 ry; principally for remittance to Ireland. Political and Pcrwonnl. Win. T. Pannier, the present. Mayor of Albany, has j been unanimously nominated by the whig convention for re-election. John T. Robinson was re-elected Mayor of Princeton i on Monday without opposition. Col. Pushing, of Massachusetts. Was entertained while | In New Orleans at an elegant supper given at the Veran- ( dab. Judge Billiard presided, with Col. Pushing on ; his right hand, and the Hon W. Post Johnson on his j left An election for directors to the Morris anal ? oni puny was held at Newark oil Tuesday, Benjamin Williamson. Ks(|., lias resigned the Presidency of the company. J J Haley, one of the contractors of the line of magnetic telegraph between New York and New Orleans, was i? Itah-igli. N.P . on tlie fith Inst . to attend a meet- | ting tn relation to the enterprise The citizens of Kalelgh arc asked to subscribe about ft.iHHI. as Ihelr prnjier share of the investment. It is thought that the line w ill he In operation from Boston to Raleigh by the 1st of July. wmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmamaam RK rORNTMn ADDTT Q 1Q/IT - v **?. i Ai. 1 VJ > J IX 111 JJ ?7 , lOt i TU? EiploiUoT "Old Rough and Ready" Pre- . rloua to the Mexican War. TH? srs?? OP POUT HARRISO*. Fort HiIIIMk. Sept 10th, U1J D&ar Sir?On Thursday evening. 3d Instant. after retreat beating, four gun* were heard to fire In the direction where two young men (citizen* who redded here) were making hay. about 400 yard* distant from the fort. I wa* immediately impreued with an Idea that they were killed by the Indian*, a* the Mlamlc* of Wea* had that day Infbrmed me that the Prophet'* party would ?oon be here for the purpose of commencing hostilities : and that they had been directed to leave thi* place, which we were about to do. 1 did not think it prudent to send out at that late hour of the night, to sec what had become of them, and their not coming in convinced uie that 1 wus right in my conjecture 1 wuited until 8 o'clock next morning, when I seut nut a I'orporul with a small party to hud them, if it could be done without running too much risk of hoiug drawn into an umbitscude He toon gent buck to inform me that he had fouud the in

both killed, and wished to know my further order* : 1 aent the cart and oxeu. bad them brought in. and buried ; they lied been siiot with two balls, scalped and cut in the mo*t shucking manner. Late in the evening of the 4th instant old Joseph l.enar. and between 30 und 40 Indians, arrived from tlie Prophet's town with u white ttug : among whoui were ubout 10 women, nud the men were composed of chiefs of the different tribes tbat compose the rrophet's party A Shawanuc mult that spoke good Kugiisli. informed me that old Lenitr intended to speak to me next morning, and try to get something to eat. At retreat beating I examined the men's arms, and found them all in good order, and completed their cartridges, to 10 rounds per man. As I had not beeu aide to mount a guard of mure thau six privates, and two iion-rommissioued officers for some time past, mid sometimes part of them, every other day, from the tin healthiness of the company. I hud not conceived my force adequate to the defence of this post, should it ho vigorously attarked. for some time past. As I had just recovered from a very severe attack of the fever. I was not able to lie up much through the night.? ) After tntoo, I cautioned the guard to be vigilaut. and or Uered one of the non-commissioned officers, as the sentinels coul'l not see every part of the garrison. to walk around on the inside during the whole night, to prevent the Indian* taking any advantage of us, provided they hnd any intention of attaeking u*. About 11 o'eloek I wax awakened by the tiring of one of the sentinels; I sprung up, ran out. and ordered the men to their posts; when my orderly sergeant (who hud charge of the upper block-house) called out that the Indians hnd fired the lower block house (which coutained the property of the contractors, which was deposited iu the lower part, tile upper having been assigned to a rorporul and ten privates as an alarm post ) The gun* had began to tire pretty smartly from both aide*. I directed the buckets to bo got ready and water brought from the well, and the fire extinguished immediately, as it was perceivable at that time;but from debility, or some other cause, the men were very slow in executing my orders. The word tire, appeared to threw the whole of them into confusion; and by tlie time they had got the water, and broken open the door, the fire had unfortunately communicated to a ipiantity of whiskey (the slock having lickrH several holes through the lower part of the building after the salt that was stored there, through which they had introduced the Are without being discovered, as tlie night was very dark.) and in spite of every exertion we could make use of, iu less than a minute it asceuded to the roof, and baffled every effort, we roubl make to extinguish it. As that block house adjoiued tlie barracks that make part of tlie fortifications, most of the men immediately gave themselves up for lost, and I had the greatest difficulty iu getting my orders executed?and. sir. what from the raging of the lire?the yelling and howling of several hundred Indians, the cries of 9 women and children, (a part soldiers', and a part citizens' wires, who had taken shelter in the fort)?and a desponding of so many of the men. which was worse thau all?I can assure you that my feelings were very unpleasant?and, indeed. there were not more than ten or fifteen men able to do anything at nil.the others being either sick or convalescent?and to add to our other misfortunes, two of our nw??< > ? iu . ... .w.l, U.K. Hint | lilt.I I'VITJ CUD IlUellCC in. jumped the picket and loft us. Hut my presence of mind did not for a moment forsake ran. I Maw, by throwing off part of the roof that joined the block-house that was ou fire, and keeping the end perfurtly wet, the wholo row of buildings might bo Hayed, and leave only an entrance of 1H or 'JO feet for the Indian* to enter after the bouse was consumed ; and that a temporary breastwork might be formed, to prevent their entering even there?I convinced the men that thla could la' iterouiplixhed, and it appeared to inspire tliein with newlife, and never did men act with tnnro flrmnwi or dcape ration. Thu?e that were able (w wile others kept up a constant fire from the other block house und the two bastion*) mounted the roofs of the houses, with Dr. Clark at their head, (who acted with thegrcutekt firuiuess and presence of mind, the whole titue the uttnek lasted, which wt.s seven hours) Under a shower of bullets, and in less than a moment, threw off ; much of the roof as was necessary. This was done only with the loss of one man and two wounded, and 1 ain In hopes neither of them dangerously. The man that was killed was a little deranged, and dul uot get oil of the house us sism as directed, or lie would not have tieou hurt; und although the barracks were several times In a lilaze, and alt iuilu.-use quantity of fire against them, the men used such exertion that they kept it under ; aud before day raised a temporary breastwork as high as a inau s head, .Although the Indians continued to pour in a heavy fire of hall, and nil innumerable quantity of arrow s, during the whole time the attack lasted, iu every part of the parade,! had but one other man killed, uor any other wounded inside the fort.und he lost his life by being too anxious; he got into oue of the gallies in the hosllous and tired over the pickets, and called nut to his comrades that he had killed an Indian, aud neglecting to stoop down, in an instant lie was shot dead. One of the men who jumped the picket, returned an hour before day. and riiuniug up towards the gate, tiegged for (tod's sake for it to he opened. I suspected it to he a stratagem of tile Indians to gel in. ns I .lid not reeoguise the voice. I directed the men in the liaation where I happened to bo. to shoot him. let him be who he would, and one of them fired at hiui ; but fortunately tie ran up to the other bastion, where they knew Ids voice, and Dr. dark directed him to lie down close to the pickets, behind an empty barrel that happened to be there, and lit daylight 1 iiad him let in IDs arm wiis broken In 11 most shocking manlier, which he says was done hy the Indians? which I suppose w as the cause of his returning. I think it. nrotiuhio that lie will not roeiivei- 'I'l... ,.tl???. tl?... raught about 130 yurd* from the garrison. and cut him all t" piece*. A iter keeping up a constant flr?i until it limit six o'clock the next tnorniug. which we began to return with Home effect after daylight, they removed out of the reach of our <1111*. A party of tlicm drove up the horHM that belonged to the citizens here, and 111 tliey could not catch theui very readily, shut the whole of them in our eight, a* well n* u number of their hog*. They drove off the whole of the cattle, which amounted to tin head, an well n* the public oxen. I had the vacancy filled up before night (which wan made hy the burning of the block-bouse) with a Htmng row of picket*, which I got by pulling down the guard-lioiiHc We lout the whole of our proviaiona, but muhl make out to live upon green corn until we can get a supply. which I inn in hope will not be loug. I believe the whole of the .Minmlea or Wean were among the Prophet's pnrty, 11* one chief gave hi* order* in that language, which resembled Stone Kater'a voice, and I believe Negro Legs was then- likewise. A Frenchman here understands their different language*, and several of the Miauiiea or Wens that hnva been frei(iiently lierc. were recognised hy the Frenchman and soldiers next morning The Indians suffered smartly. hut were so numerous as to take off all flint were shot. They continued with un until the next morning, hilt made no further attempt on the fort, nor have we seen any tiling mom of tlicm since. I have delayed informing you of my situation, a* I did not like to weaken the garrison, and I looked for some person from Vlnecnncs, and none of my incn were acquainted with the woods, and therefore I would cither have to take the road or river, which I was fourfui was guarded hy small parties of IndluiiN. that would not dare attack a company of Hungers that was on a scout; hut being disappointed. I have at length determined to send n couple of my men by water, and um in hopes they will arrive safe. I think it would be best to scud tlic provisions under a pretty si rung escort, as the Indians may attempt to prevent their coming. If you carry on an expedition against the Projilict this fall, you ought to Is- well provided with every thing, as you may calculate on having every inch of gi-nund disputed between this mid there that.they cau defend with advantage. Wishing, he-, (Signed) /.. TAYLOR, llis Kxeellcney tiov. Jlisnnns. Post Ihksiaov, Sept 13. 181'J. liear Sir I wrote you on the lOtli instant, giving you sn nrrount of the attack on this place, as well us my situation, wiiieh account I attempted to send by water, but tlie two men whom 1 despatched In a canoe after night, found the river so well guardod that they were obliged to return The Indians hud built a fire 011 the hank of the river, a short distance below the garrison, which gave tlo ui sn op|s>rtuuity of seeing any craft that illicit attempt to |insa. mot won- waiting with a canoe ready to intercopt it I cxiiect the fort, as well a* the road to Vineennes is a* well or ticttcr watched than tlie river Itnt my situation compels me to make one other attempt by Intnl. and my orderly sergeant, with one other man. vet* out to-night witli strict orders to avoid the road in the day time, and depend entirely on the woods, although neither of them have ever been in Vlueennes by land, nor do they know any thing of the < 01111try. hut I am in hopes they will reach you in safety. I send them with great reluetanee from, their ignorance of the woods I think it very probable there is a large party of Indians waylaying the road between this nnd Vineennes. likely about the Narrows, for the purpose of inlerecpting any pnrty that may he coming to tills place, as the cattle they got here will supply them plentifully with provisions tor sonic time to coine. House. 810 | (Signed) \7. TAYLOH. His Kxoolleiiey (lov, Harrisov. TIIK BATTI.lt ok ok kk-Cllo-kKM. IIkaii <|i *sti a?. Kikst Bbioioi ) Array south of the Withlaeooehee, ) Cawji about trn tniln roil of Ibr Kinimmrr. 8 /' M Mlb Drrrmbrr, IHH7. (teneral : A part of my force left Kort hardner on the I'.'tli las' . and I left witli Hie balance (excepting a small force to protect the supplies at that, fort.) on the following morning, mid after a rapid march down the Mis im nice, of which movement I advised you In'my letter of the 10th. I reached It* banks again on the evening of the third day. atsiut fifteen miles above its entrance iulo lake I Okee-eho-kee ; and learning from a prisoner I captured on that day, that \lllgntor. with all the war spirits of llic Henilnolea, with Sam lones and one hundred and seventy- ( live Mikasilkeys were enrainped about twenty-five miles i distant, on the east side of the kissimmee, I crossed the Kissiinmcv, (where t left C apt. Munroe with hie company, | IERA th#pioneers puntoneers, and* large portion of the Deluwar# Indiana, who declined going. alleging that thair Ret and legs were to badly cut by too taw palmetto. that thay could uot march further ) bit next day. taking the captured Indian with me aa guide, who went ve?y roluctautly. In pursuit of the enemy ; and after patting scvu- ral cypress swsmps and dent* hammocks. I reached tho vicinity of the enemy a encampment on the morning of the 2ftth ; and although occupying one of the strongest and moit difficult places to approach and enter in Florida. which, no doubt had beed selected for the purpose of giving me battle there, as 1 was informed by a prisoner I took the evening previous, but relying on the valor Of the officers and soldiers of my command, us well as the skill of the former. 1 did not hesitate u moment in bringing tbeui to uctiou. After making the neccssarv arraugeiuents. I entered a swamp nearly a mile in width, impassable for horse, uud almost so for foot. I reached the hammock in which they were stutioncd between I'd and I P M. when the action commenced; the enemy opening a warm tire on tlie volunteers, who composed the first line, a great portion of whom fell buck In the rear of the fourth and sixth Infantry; which corps, under one of the warmest uud most most destructive tires ever experienced from ludlutis. par ticulurly the Oth. pressed forward, gained the hammock. , uud after a severe struggle fur more than an hour, after being joined by the 1st infantry, which were held in re- j serve, and two coinpunlcs of the 4th. that had heeu detached to the right, who joined a short time before the close of the lint tie. the eneiny was completely routed and 1 driven in every direction, uud were pursued by the i troops until near night, and until they were completely exhausted The victory was dearly purchased; hut I flatter myself that the result will he equivalent to the sacrifice made. The enemy inndo his greatest etforta to break tlie centre of the Oth. killing and wounding every officer of four companies, with one exception, snd every order ly sngcaui <>i mrsr rum pan 10s; Killing mi' gallant commander ami adjutant. who loll where they fought, in the lint teat of the action an<l mortally wounding the sergent major, who is aiueo dead. The next day was employed in the and offices of interring the dead, and taking earn of the wounded, all of whom were brought hark across the morass to ramp that evcniug. with one exception. not being able to find the body; and in constructing litters to convey the wounded to the place where I left my wagons. I am thus far on my wily, to that point, and sliull reach there to-morrow, when I shall take as good carc of the wounded as possible, and also recruit j iu v men and horses at my several advanced depots, particularly the latter, before 1 can ugain take the field. The enemy, all things considered, probably suffered equally with ourselves. They left ten bodies on the field, la-sides carrying mauy off, without doubt, as there were traces of blood to the banks of the Okeo-eho-kee lake, ou the borders of wliieh the battle was fought. Wishing you health and happiness, I remain, General, Vour obedient servant. (Signed) Z. TAYLOR. colonel Commanding. Maj. (feu. T. N. Ji:sl r. Commanding Army of the South. Florida. V. S.?As soon ns I can do so, I will mail you a more full report of the battle and my operations. I am now writing without cuudlo, witli pine knots as a .substitute, in 11 cabbage-tree hammock. In the centre of a large prairie, on a very dirty sheet of paper, which is the only one In camp. %1b?tract ftom Ihe Rrnorl of llir km r d anil wounilril in Ihr affair oj thr. 'Jhl/i Drcrmhrr, IHIJ". HKUI I.AK AHMY. Killed?Lieut. Col. A. 11. Thompson, 6lh U. S. Infantry; Adjutant J. 1*. Outer, do.; Captain Van Hwearlngen, do.; h'irst. Lieutenant F. J. Brooke, do.; mid nineteen rank mid file. Wounded?('apt. (J. Andrews, fitli U. S. infantry; First Lieutenant J. Hooper. 4lh do.; Second Lieutenant W. H T. Walker, 6tli do.; aud seventy-six rank and file. Aggregate regulars killed, 33; aggregate wounded. 76. MUSOIKI VOt-l'STKKRS. Wounded?Captain Gentry. Missouri volunteers, (since deadC Vlnb.r ...toe i I i-hil.l. I Mlas. volunteers; Lieut. C. B Rogers. do.; Lieut liasc, spies; Lieut, Gordon. do.; and 'iH rank and tilw killed and wounded. Aggregate lullltiu killed and wounded, 3.V Law Intelligence. ITnitkd Stavr* Circuit Court.?The Grand Jury returned into court thin morning with a true bill against Kliphul.il Kingsley, Indicted for cruel and unusual punishment. Krpi.iiion I oi-rt.--Before Judge Oakley Krrlvr vi Tout. -Action for broker's commissions. referred to yesterday. Verdict for plaintiff. i>Ci9 lit). CiHerir ("oral, April 8- Before Judge Kdmnnds JMfrrd Jt. .Ihillijis vi. 'J'hr Nrw Jrriru Railroad Transportation Co.?This was an action or trespass, brought by Mr l'hiliips to recover damages tor injuries received by living thrown out of his wagon, his horse drowned k.v 'I lie case was tried before, hut in oonsei|uence of a mistake of some of the jurors, there was no verdict. The case was fully reported on the former trial. Verdict for plaintitf. tfiJ.V H'illiain (-'airman vt. (Irargr H'adr ami othrri, his lurrtir*?This was an action for $>3H0. a balance of rent of a farm in Orange < 'ounty. The defence w.is n receipt for rent?n deed of arbitration, and the arbitrators'award Mr. S. Sherwood, for the defcudiiutn. submitted that the arbitration was a new tcontrncl entered into by the parties, without the knowledge or consent of the other defendants, (thesureties.) by which, at least, tile distress for rent was suspended, and their rights prejudiced, lie therefore contended that the origins! agreement, that bound the sureties was voided, and they were consequently discharged from lilt further liability. Verdict I for plaintiff, fill Common I'm.vs. April 8?Before Judge lugralium. (.'atnrrun ami Miami vs. Mm in .?When this cause ?ie about to lie resumed this morning, it was announced In the Court that, one of the jurors and some of the witnesses loot been seen talking together. The Court immediately ordered a Juror to be withdrawn, mid the cause to be again put on the calendar. Court m Oi.nthai. Nvmioni. April s. - Before Itecorder Hcott and Aldermen Gilbert, and Stonesll.?John McKeon. Kit).. District Attorney. ? Trial for Rrrrivine Slatrii (loads?At tile opening of Court tills morning. Michael Karrell was put on ills trial on a charge of receiving stolen goods, knowing them to be sueli. James Dodgers. on living called for lite prosecution, deposed as follows;?I reside in Broadway, near I anal slreet; lam a jew eller; I have missed various artleles from my store in the mi>>111Ii of March. IHIti; my sou confessed Hint lie took n brooch, breast pin, and a pair of cur-rings, ami sold them to the prisoner for Is each; I then made out a Kill fur tin* uplii'liu umtuitiHnff ?>. 4ll? <??..! * ...I H ?>. Ike prisoner; hi- refused to pay It; I therefore caused him to he arrested; while in llie station house lie acknowledged thnl lie had the property?It wan subsequently found concealed in a buck room of his premises. Aiiiiom Itooias. examined -1 know the prisoner; I eohl him come articles which I took from my father, for u chilling each; I did not lend them to the accused an a pledge. J*m? s Maiws. examined?I know the prisoner; I alio knowi Anthony lingers; I had come eon vernation with the latter ahout the articles cold to the prisoner; I have often seen the hoy in possession of various articles of the kind in question; he aald that Ilia father had given them to him on aceount of being old fashioned; he hss frei|uently offered to cell me artlelec of jewelry; he told ] me that he lent the artlelec of jewelry to the prisoner, who lent hitn money. tin the part of the nrcured, Several witnesses were railed to chow that be had previously sustained at) excellent character. The jury, after a brief eoncnltat ion. rendered a verdict of not guilty The Court then adjourned until tomorrow unhung. total Cturoil rtrn Dai Circuit Court It M 46, 17.,'a' HO, 61, fid. fi?, fill. 67. 01. 4. til. titi. 07. 60, 70, 7'1. 711 Sujirrior Court?H. 11, 1H. to. r?3, 64. Hfi to 71. 7fi, 70. 70. HI. H0, HI, (01, 0.1. Hi. 00, 101. 107. I0H. M0, 111, 111.; 114, Hi, 117, 11H. 110, Ml. 113, 114, 103. 88. News from Fort I'iekue.?The St. Louis paFern of March 29, contain lite following:?Major A. J. Drippc. Indian agent, arrived In thic elty yesterdny from fort Pierre, a poet belonging to the American Fur Company. 1.690 miles up the Missouri. Major I). left Fort. Pierre, on the 27th of February, and reached the mouth of the Knncac. on the Western border of the State, on the 10th of March, having made the entire trip by land during an unusually inclement season. An express had been received at. Fort Pierre from Fort L'niou. at the Yellow Stone, which place it left on the 17th of January. All was quiet among the Indians of the upper Missouri region, though great -tillering had been experienced from the scarcity of game. We learn from Major I) that there have la-en heavy now* on the pluln*. umi especially on the I'latte. thi" winter, and II it goes oil suddenly it must, give high water In the Mlccutiri thic season Thic information is Import ant to thoce who are preparing to emigrate to California and Oregon On the way down Major Drippc passed several eneampmentc of Mormons. In every instance he represents them as enduring great privations and suffering.? He paised a number of them returning to the settlements. The people, from all that we can learn of their position and condition have endured more privations during the winter thuu even many of those who are suffering from famine in Europe Major Dripns brings no farther news from < alifornln or Oregon. The fort which he left was not in the direct route of news from those quarters, and in addition the severit y of the season bus been such that there has been but little communication w ith any quarter. . . A suit was lately commenced In Italtitnore. Ihe parties I in which were Thus i rune vs the Washington Lodge, ! I, o. O F . and tlie action was brought to recover the ! cum of being for three weeks benefits during sick- 1 ness, under the by laws of the society. The sickness of the plaintiff was fully proven, and It was admitted hv the defence that plnlntlff was a member of six years' standing In the snricf jr. hut It was contended on the part ?.f ihn ill feiipp flint tlii? niHiflwtrntp lin I no iiirimlictiiin ill the enee On the point of Jtirfndletlon it w?? ninlntnlin it flint the "iiinmnns won the true prorw. n? thf l?w know hi other to hring n corjrfirntioti fiefbre it. nnd thnt the iv't of inrorpnrnttoti gnve to the jtn< tee Authority In the eiiAf The mnulftrnte gnve n decieion in liivor of the plaintiff for the nmnurit elnimetl The meeting held lit New Orlrnnn on the evening of the.10th. In honor of the victory nt, Bnenn Vfetn. w*n large ntel M rpeetnldr. The Mnyor of the eity presided, nnd enthwntnetlc nnd elnonent wpecehen wore delivered hy t ol. t uniting, tteti Anderson, of 'l'ennennee, Win. > Johnron, of Mnrylnnd. Mr. < ntneron, of rcnnnylvauiH, and Uotr. Johneon, of Louisiana. LD. HrlM'Two Cmtt. I Arrival of Stranger* In New York. AeHIl * Am< ... ? < HoTtl P Coward,!. Hewhug Bil'iuis,ra, J Haitian PiuliJeltJala, II Bulluiau Pitt.burgti V. Uati*. S. Jtrwj, )!.c Jain, Button; VV. Cl.iircbifl. Sing Sing. Mr. Kennrm. P*ii?*e,l?; Ei JohlivOn, Major Salient. D. Mn.??y, W. Bltnchtrd, Bn*luii;p. Buck, Mtrllotd;C. K. LfiiiliWi.i, VVathiiiittGn, Thouia* lata, Plnlad J. M't heyue, t uto-i; S. Moore. Flulid; P. C u .nop*. Mifii; Capl. Haultlintu. I . S. A, 'l'hu*. Frit. Iirt. T. H. Swift, Philttd. Aitor Horat J. Morgan. Virgiuit; H. Seymour. Utira; VV tiranf. Ithaca* ( apt. Batter. Baruttable; J. D**lieruay, Pari*; K. B. Bigrlpw, BoitW.; Morgan, J Pilgli. VV. H .II, bull.; W. Pierc", W gor;li Hodge, Nantucket; II. Batten, B iliiinure; J. Bruikar, Moiitio*#; J. Slanwell. VV. Kelhtni, H. B.irli, J. Baiter, Boaton. il.SUttl'ord. t'.it.kill; Dr.C'uttiniiuga. Bo*tou; Mr. WlieaLr, Protideuee; Dr. Bridgeu.au, J.t larke, (i. Stcrem., J. Mar, D. Hooper, T. Hooper, Boatou; W. DamaH, Uriilge|i?>rf; S. Tucks rrmun, k". Dana, P. Aulden. Mr. Hinith, C. White, t < hadweeker. B ,toil; I'. Bprague, B. Plait, PniU.; S. Duggett W. Valentine, .). Heed, F.. Llvenuore, ti. Miller, Bu*ton; J. Hop Norfolk; K. Soothgate, I i. Jenkins, CiuciuuaU: ti. DobInn., J. VVlight. Builingtoii; < J. Tatteu, PhiL.JTJ. J'??>ae, N.Y.; i Mc A Hester. Phila.; '/. Cliaadlrr, Detroit; J. iliggenaan. New burgh; C. Van Sleet. Do.toil. ('it* Hotkl. TIio*. W'immI, New Jer?ey; 8. Handy, I'hiJ.i.: C. Vlrlulnah. I . S. Navy; I ton. J. Skinner and lady, N. Vork; l)r. Woodruffe, Phila.. Adam Beatty, do.; H. Met ullen. U nion; J. Trmtry, Hudson; t'. Tyler, Macon; K. Kennre. PutuvilU; T. Harvey. Mas.., K. Browne, Providence; J. Burgh, Boatou; A.O. Bigelow, do.; ('omnioilore Kearney, U.S. Navy ; Lap. Roger., Perth Amino,: Mi.. MeDunald*. I anada; t'.rranru, Jr., I'. S.Navy;I apt Roger*, Perth Auiboy; Ml** MeDonaHL, < anada; I I" mucin, jr.. I'. S. Navy; I). Ammon, do; Kt-Oa*. Kdwarili, New Haven; Dr. Turney, Ohio;N. Sterterant, Baa ton; V. Whiting. Phila.; J. Harding, do.; Hellahorne, do.; S. VV. (ourad, do.; It. Nelf. do.; Sir. Nyatrum ?nd lady, Morristuwn. t 1.1a i ri?r Hot ex. Win. Monday ami lady. Kali River; II. VV. Bishop, lady and daughter, Lenox, Man.; It. V. I'dall and lady, Babylon, L. I.( VV. < . Porter, New Vork, t harlr. De Chacon, do; Mr*. Or. r.ott. Hartl'nra, ( nun; T. Ridilell, Boatou; .I. I . Ih? J. W. Sinith, 11. . Miner, Syracuse; Mr. C lay, Deerlield, via*,, t noma IIotix. Janu s M'tfrubb, New Vork; J. B. Hamilton. A. Tenny, E. Null and I,ady, Boatou; O. S. Powell. Pbilada.; Si. D. Hilintvarv, Rronklvn: Charles Kiiuiie, Norwich; O. Rawtiui. Button; J. Untt'uin. Providence; Auguttus Mor.e, I harlea Tone., Lao nrtialer; Henry I utter, Boston; T. ti. Carton, Daltnu; I,. M. Crane. ; ti. Sheldon, Alhauv; I.. Marion, Buffalo; John Sbeany, Sag Harbor; (i. VV. Reed. Phila.; II. Deiati-ui, Mint Creek, Ontario; Jaa. Duvaghr t'linrl** Cioodyear, N. Haven pL.aaiMi'* Hotr.i.. K. II. I osterling, Union, N. VS. Freeman, Mansfield, t on nectiriil; J. Ilauagau. Iliugli.unptou. N. V.; J. It , mm, Stoma Co., N. J.; C. Arnold, niiladrlploa ; V. Henderson, do.; h. t iile Pouglikee|isie; 11. Austin, I ireene I n., N. Y.I J. < aui h?II, Philadelphia; W. VV. White, Poughkeepsir; J. Deutoa, KaJUville; J. Monks, < oldspringv Kastmi* Plapil Stuff.!- Hoi st:. General Tom Thumb am! friend*, Connecticut; Mr. Robin* son, Jahez. Warner. Roxbury ; G. W. Gray, Middleum; Granville Dunning, I). Wheeler, George Kimum, Bridgeport; C. Homers, Greenwieh: It. H. Post, Mill c. Post, Mia* M. Post, Kssex: J. VVilcox, Port Cheater; N. Burkoat, New Haveu; VV. M. Sliiprnin. Dudley: John Seymour, Aubarti; K. Kirtlaud, Havbrook; W. M. Ward, Droomlield; A. Huiitli, J. G. Wood. Nattgattick; J. B. Davidson, Maryland; M. B Groves, Northampton; II. T. Finch, West Cornwall; Mrs. P. T. Il.initiin and familv. S. K. Strafton and family, Bridge|>ort. ft 1Chanoi HOI ? i K. A Hvde, Long Island ; J.*T. Perrv, Kxeter. N. H.; J. O. Janes, L. inland ; Kd. Wade, Watervhet; J. ( . Angelo. N. Haven : 11. Jenkins, N. V .; S. 11. Harding, Boston ; R. Koiiney, N. V.; G. Stiles, do.: I . K. Wabrr. roughkeepsie ; J. S. W right, N. V II. VV. Wilson, do.; II. Burt. N.H.; L. Kimhall.do.; G. Smith, .Mats.: D. Stevens, do.; It. Butler, do.; N. VV. King, N. V.; II. VV. Adams, Boston; C. Buggies, do.t 11. Snow, do. Frank MM HOTEL. Mrs. Coleman, Green port; II. Brooks, Steuben county . R. Tutliill, Klmira; J. Warner, Schenectady; L. Baylies. Bridgeport. A. Thompson, Utnn; Kd. Brady nod family, r.uglsjid; it. lldHsett, 1 lerby ; VV. Wsdd, W. Kibbey, Washington; J. Kd wards, J. Madden, Boston; N. lla> ward. Conn; W. Bliss, K. Biuelow, Springfield; W. linpp, New Orleans; K. Winter, Pnugnkeepsie; P. Wilson, Charleston; K. t liatfiu. Conn; Sol. Ha)s. AI ban \ ; S. Gorhain, New Haven: N. Jewell. Washington; It. Gibson, BelfaW; J. Stevenson, New York; J. W*t?.m# Quebec; A. Dexter, IN. Vr. Howard Hotf.i.. J. Frank, Schenectady; L. Sawyer. Portland; J. Pollard, Md; J. Kinney. Madison: A Holmes, Baltimore; A. Williams, IL>chester; J. Cooke, P. Cooke, Ballston Spa; C.Thompson, Le Roy; i>. Haskell, Boston: B. O. Ctvanua, Caldwell; J. Brad bury, Boston; A. Fiske, Salem; J. llubbaid, N. Haven; Capt Howes, steamer Governor; D. Nye, Weymouth;!'. Widde/s, J. Sun we, J. Hall, Boston; K. Lathrop, K. Thomaston; George Logers, N. Y: Col. Clarke. Washington; VV. Anderson, Stale* Island; J. Kilts, Slug Sing; J. Molsu, Philada; J. Stcdevaut, Massachusetts. .lin>?o?s's Hotkl. C. Doolitfle. New Haven; I>. Haskell, Boston; T. Chaflin* Hart lord; H. Rnyiior, Tro\ ; J. Bate , do.; H. Sloe u in, do.; J Pennington, Philadelphia; 11. Bl.iurhard, Boston; VV. Hartford; L. Hutchinson, Proi idcnce; J. Jones and lady, New Haven; S Baldwin, Ohio; M. Uraiuard. Hart lord; \1. Allyo. do.; M.Goodrich, do.; It. Bradford, Chicago; K. Iloyt, I)an bury; It. Hoyt, do. Lovf joy's Hot fi . (). II. Whitney. Oswego ro.; C. J. Kay, Troy; J. C*ri?*, BalUtou; O. II. Allerton, Newark; ti. Bailey, St. Louis; S. Parker, Woodbury. I t; P. Chapio. Great Ban ingtou; D D. Akin, J. P. Hayes, Quaker Hill; J. ilatkell, Thompson. I f;t G. Frnxer. Haverstraw; J. Jones, Hartford; L. A. t utter. Lowell. Mass; (ieorge < la>. Deerfield, Mass; J. .Micheotr, Philadelphia: J. S. Monson, New Haven; K. Merritnsn, LitcL field; VV. F. New man, Halifax, V H; H. Lear, < t; F. G. W. Luysher, Ho??viIle; ? Hclnoam, New Vork^t . K. Waterbury, Ponghkeepsie: C. O. Carpenter, < . J. Tugsley, Peekskill; D. C. Hand, Midilletowii; C. H. Brett, Boston^ J.Thomje | noil, .'i n r >111 liikl'MI, OUaHHIi O. .?nilini, VT . I reek; B. Goodrich, Dan vers; ltrv.O, (k?n*?brfii, Boston; J . \V. Wethcrbea, Suratog? Spu.ip* ; J. Dykeinnii, Ballslon Spring*; W. * . Hoot. New Vork; opokc 8.(.'lurk* son, Rochester; J.T. Wiley, N. H. Srniih, N. l-liatnAin; Wis, Morton, Lug laud; H. M. Bi^eR, Nor walk; R. Walker. Naahvilie, Yeiin; IK. S. Hodges. London, Frig; ( . Russell, Newport; Joint. Warner, Philadelphia; I'. II. Douglass, Sam Harbor; K. Lumsden, Lin; F. Fit/Gerald, Loudon; A. H. Oiddings. New York; O. D. Stewart, New Biunswick, N.J.; N. ! K. Adam-., Stamford, I t.; J. (.'lark, Jr., New Brunswick, N. 1 J.; H. G. Briggs, Providence, H. 1.; Joseph Attinan, Hoc healer, N. Y.; A. button, L. S. Fullertou, Lyons, N. V, N vtio** * l Hoi r.t . K. G. Selteuck, N..J.; V. Ilartwcll. Some mile: J. Tr?i?p, Alh uiy ; V K. Hudson Buffalo; A. < nminnu, N. J.; J. U. WL Ciilder, Troy; M. I lark, I'lnl.id.; A. Nettleton, Hpnnffield. M.us.; G. 11. Rice, do; T. Spooucr. do; P. B. Lowe, N. J.; J. It. Bryan, do: M. \ Simpson, do; John Miner. New Vork: M. Miller, do; F. F. Whiteu, do; J. Shields, Mm*Samuel I#. I lark. V ( D. G. Dertv. Alb.m> ; B. J. Miller, N. \ D.<\ Jones, do; Doct. Dyett, Phiind.; J. Roth, Troy; J. M. olmeijfh, N. V., J. Harsh, Cattakill; II. Ram, Smith Middle ton; T. Maxwell, F.limra; David Foster, N. J.\ T. Feller, Newburgh; R. Si. Wood, Orange county; A. l onger, do; M. B, si.1,4. Nohtiifun Hoifi.. Geo. V. Ti idi, \. J.i Mr. Brown, Princeton I ollege* Mr. Sheniif ml N. \ . J r>. North and laii\ . F.ngDnd: Re?. Mr. Kvie. Phif.i.; .Mr. Van Ken-,..,I .e.. N. J.; W. ileum I oiin.; W. DobI son, N. \ .; H. Gardner, Boston; \. Alber, f). H. Moorehou-e, N. J.; J. Tiiompsou, Saucerties; l\ M. Geiiniu*, Pateraon; Mr. riiapiu, New burgh; A. Berry, N. J., J. F leming, Fhila., B. L'jk1> ke, N. V. N. w Kvula*i> Hoi sr.. L. T. Lovell and lady. Boston; W. (Jav, Massachusetts; F. F. Thomas, Horner: L. Ilaily, L'lics; Mi??< Wright, Frederick.,M. D.; J. W. Jones, Geneva; W. iiitnrod, Orid.N. T.j ' W. Webb, < ouueet nut; w. Richardson, Boston; J. A. Darrak, Philadelphia; I'. S. Pierre, Providence; J. L. Barret, Donsi illc; J. lla/Jctou. Concord, N. II.; T. D. Preseott, Roiboro; K. Frog, New Pull/: M. A). Rhodes, Taunton; Jesse Kwiag, Grafton, Mass.; K. Kice, Millenry; F. W. Clarke, Medwag; VV. flees, I aindeii; A. Andrews, Walenille: Miss H. C. Andrews, do.: Miss J. M. Andn w *, do.; 11. T. Levi, do.; C. Hall, Auburn; D. S. Ltim, Geneva. Rai imrVs Hoi 11.. Geo. Richards X. 11.; Thomas Hay, White Plains; N. Van Deitsen. Ontario county; J. Kay, I . S. Army : G. Wojhrook* A. Dunbar. H. Johnson, Boston; f ol. V. Randall, Buffalo; G. N.'Randall, do; J. I arpeuter. N. V.; M. Wilson,- K. Rue, Philadelphia; W. JeUou, Klbridge: D. 4 larke, S* Sippeley. N. \ley er, Troy ; T. Perkins, Buffalo, W.I asson, Washington. rani ic: Ho t > i . J.I". Henrv. Master llenrv, Ambny ; M. Wilkes, Middlwtow n , I . R. Thorn mid lady, Boston . B. W. Johnson, Pa.; U I, I?l.?... II l n.kW..,i A II ? n:.: j_ \i. < I.irk, VVIiiteatuw n ; 11. Bell and In-l'v , I'lulnrl., 1,. Van Dar' bill, N. \ Tt ?m. Stm > t Horn J I,. W arncr, Rinif J . V Burttftidr, Button; < . K. IIumim, K mimic k> ; J. < lia.<Blur Hill; J. Ilill, Boatnn, W A Beard anil lad\, Piirtainoulh; < aptvtn H. t on Iter, Philad; J, D. Mr>?i.viyr, Toronto; K, B. Ililhame. Kaat Berlin; C. thlmore, 8. B. Hchenck, Itnilmrii; N. Weal, W.C. Hlioaff Indiana; P.Shower, < Jrn. M. Null, Slartiuaburgh; Jolui llall, N V; Win. J. Darn, I olernin. TA?I.oh'? 11OT>: J. Brirli, Hartfortl; I?r. T. Burk, MaaaacliuaetU; K. Martin, New Brunawok. T. hillin, .Newark; C. Smith, Windham; J. J. Snow , Kaat Hampton; A. Ogdeii, Wiinlhain, Ct. Tammasi JIAI i,. II. Diahei inan, Albany, (Lynch, Sinn Sun;; A. B. Ilnntrr, I lielaea; (). Hyne, New Haven; J. MrDermott, Boatnn; CI. W.< mlVri, Sin* Sing; H. I imp, Saw ll?feii:R. Ban, Troy; W. A. Klieiiharil, J. K. Hai*hr, do; l)i niiiuck and Bulkier, Hilladala; W. W . Jarnea, Norwalk.J. W. I.eeda, Htamlord; J. II'>l(, Albany; J. Smith, Norwalk, < "unt J. Smith, Sine Siiik; S I irrinlrir. Iireeimlle, Oa; \V. N 1.one worth, New H um, < <> ii; J. W. Brown, <! , ( r?l. Lock wood, do; J. K. Harm, Hilledalr; T. A oaten. Conn; Van Penaea. Hadeon; B. Van \llrn, Troy . J. Kueaeil, Walling!,.rd, L. W. Ldwarda, Nrwlmrgh; W. S. Underbill, do. I anrii Hum Hotkl. II B. Cnrnngtnn, 'farytnwn; It ,N. Harkrtt, ( twin-.Captain Barlow, Bridgeport; J Maneheeter, Halrm; U. P. HabbeM, Kutaell llotrhkiaa, W, J. Korbea, M. KorWaA. T. Atwaut. W. A <Iralim, New Haven; T. 8 Bronka, Bath; O. Bornea; N V.; Hi nr. hi Hogg, Mart lord. H. H Bollea, dot P. W Bull, dn.; J M Wadhuna, Ouaham. I). Kelt, N. Y ; W. Dunna. I'rekrkill, h K. Bikrr, do.; H. Tihbatta, Middle Had dam, ti. 1) Warliam,, Wolcotlrille: T. B Strong, Sheffield; Mia* Patridge. A. W. Bradley, do.. O. II. Thnraton, Pittaburgh; if. W.Mnrilorh, Balumoir; J.It. Byro*, Trenton; j Krith, Maaa.; I). Kingman, do.; Dr. Maddoi, N Haven; fc. C. Brewater, Briatol; II. P. Kent, Hulfield; O. U. Wright, Weatbrook; W. II. Biilkh-y, New York; II. Aldrn. Hartford. W. K. Lnwite kury; Woodbury; II. Upton, N lla?en; A. Whiting. llama ville; II II. Porter, do.; J. Dyke, llymoulh, J. Kelloga, ( ,,nn. Captain < oak. N. V ; V. I, Conkling, Huntington; . B.Pratt. K,aei; J. n Smith. Jtockville; J7 Taylor, Mrddl^ town; D. Atnea, Jr., do.; A. I) Merrifteld, do.; P S. Pratt, r>, Haddam; I ? Wt-lla, do.; P. W. Irea, Button; <teo. Hhepard, New Hampton, i . Peterami, N Haven; M. Peter??ui, ?lo.; A tjoodnow, llinailale; A Brown, Watdrhtiry; ileo. Hotehkiaa N. Haven; M P lleiijimin, New London; C.l. Nhepard, do <i I) ShejNtrd. do.; S. I). I.awrenre, do.; J. B. Lord, Willinanln ; W. II. Oahorne, do.; < apt. A. L. Dyer. Portland. W?itiaa lloyr.L. Wedneaday April 7.- -I.. D. Anthony, Providenee ; W. ( noiier, Kuriita . < ? K. Dennia. Am.,mack ; Kraaria H. Denin, do H \Vil?.hi Comi*on, It. I., K. Day, Matltitoa ; S. , v I Ii V IV. u.. l\L._ . u l >|. IH rurt, > ith ii ii, i , i'. . w . tt rimri, vniv , II. rriicr, Ma**.: (I. II. < trad). do.;W. A. I'r>tae, NorwalU, Con.; A. P Wrbatrr, l.al'ayettr, Ind.; J. T. Honryloa, I'.a; utra Co.; N. Middlrton, Oi .Ij? I <>.; 8. Kirahaw. H.nhr.l.r ; T. WVIotfT. N V? rfc ; .1 R I,rttnn?. |.nw?|l ; A. V'. Pottrr. Pn>vidrnrtt ; S. Patrick, Norw ?lk, Uhm; Wm. R. Mrlin. Hornfirld , A. Shrpdcrd. Conway ; B. HtnrkondndKf, N. ?.. <1. JJ Traccy, 8pnni[lirld ; Hwtiry Haathitt, Nile* Nrck. Thnr?day, April 8?Kiioa llichariUnti, Attlrhorongli ; T S. Prlucr, I'm. iiltnrr ; Jamca Don, do., Wm. Kanarrh. do.. A. M. Mom do.; N. Tiurnun. do.; A. C. Tifft, AttlrhoronfK ; A. II. Draper, do John Ttfl'l mid ?on, do.; Truman Nuttinf, A inherit, \la?../I 8. k i.hrr, Hartford, ( t.; I apt. I). Sherman, Pnnchkea pmi II. H. HImtiimui. do,; T. I'. Haiow, Ka?l flauipton, M?i? II. W. H nit, Wyndhainl entry, fin.; Roland Ma toinhar, do. do.. Jamo Knit. I'raltavill* ; I I". Strung, New loiry I t.; S.I'. Boll, l.aioiinrl.nnt ; Homer N. D?\ do.; Mr Palriek. Troy ; ( harU- lincai,Inv do.; I'.d. Wrll?, rerli.kill . II Kai riC, \tr|f horoo.Ii ; J,n. Phetriplai r Pa.; ti. P. Ilaaird. Cranalou, R, I.; K. I.<- t ulia, K< lni> Imvillr . D. . Thoinaa, 1 do.; T. Dmwiinelal, South Bi nd, TV. In thr .Motliodint Kplarnpal nnfrretirr. now in ayaelnu In Philadelphia. tin- prrtdtiing Hlahop lot? Informed thw member* tlint he haa?? pealed teller containing an artfit| llietit to prove that tor Itn t Mnwlan Mafllt rn* not a member of the M K ( linn It At Inel armnnla tlirrm*. , fereura were drl*ltln( a tueliou to read Ibr letter. J