Newspaper of The New York Herald, March 25, 1851, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated March 25, 1851 Page 2
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/.NtmcR amy of Cfu.ravM news, RKCKIVKA BY THE STEAMSHIP PROMETHEUS, WTTH Cm THREE BtNCRED PAMKMEKS, AND ABOIT ?ALF I fflLUOl DV COLD MKT, hi-, Jtc., be. Tlit Mcam>bip Pi( uicthciw, Captain Miner, left ?Ntw York February 27th, and arrived at Chagrea Worth 7th. m?kirg the pase.tge outward in eight 4* j*. On ber return, the left Chagres on the 12th icrunt. at 12 o'clock. M., and arrived at San Juan ?a the 13tb, at 10 o'clock, A. M. ; she left Sun Juan ?o Ui? 14th instant, at 12 o'clock, M., and arrived ?I Havana on Monday, the 17th instant, at 7 o'clock, 1' VI . in three day and nice hours ; she left llavit> ?a on Wednesday, the 19th instant, at 12 o'clock, M , and arrived at Quarantine ?:? Sunday, the 23d, alt! o'clock. T M., in four days and eight hours frem llavara. Sh# bad a strong head wind all the from Ha\ an*. The brings 325 passengers, and $500, ?00 in gold duct, in the band* of the fia&jcngcrs. The fcllowlrg is the amount of freight:? M.VMFKS-T or CAKOO. <? r uracil 1 lockup g. id du-t $1 S00 00 ?' l)ur<itd 'i U *cs nlvir M K?h M PrWitt 1 package gold dust 700 oo ???<) ltadftdim 1 package gold dust iouo Oo titkr. 1 package gcid uu-t 4<SJ 00 Annexed is a list of the of the r ^sFverrs by the moirEniEvs. ? W Briggs IV II Ucnui r II W?b?t< r II Arhtury J W Him W K iinr ck 1; L S?n I' W Cr< w< J <' K?'W?Tiraa J Whipple L T k!..)iit:U t H hiting J l>tiir|e?i J Pritc ??lt tie? Earclay Oi'.l* rt Mr Smith W L Webster Bally I) EMrUwe C (<un*.L:tr V liedu.igu a H " it-jr 6?' 14. rred *u iiaU A Aid' a Will K M Yn.rg B T Kind.' ? k J s Wiiikt < p J Kei.t II VI hit >11 W M K<*?i il (i Bro* a J H I>otli y CO Thc?i'[ s' n W V I inherdeff H a leott TV ht-rr K II KandtU .1 frniliTaa W H iff x Fklward 8 HyUe J W Martin J W iltyncrj A i lit. lutrii M II a I it l:?,E.d*-lI .1 W IX* > ) i*;v# V. hi Kc-1 W 1 .igri re K H Aicctt B AUctt v:u BujIm V IlifginaJ C II Butt" J W Turner J *1 T**liip'e J M Mi rrrll 0 J Bro?n J I ! l'ar- ii s The* A urtin V Hi wi h S B Sii hu;?n A S Hall .Mr O-pi cul t - I t !i hn Cock S. Brown A Baci Iwr klr Thou-p-en \Vm X^c. 11 B y< rgiin .1 8 JlltiM O V,' K Crme (Uo Wert Hu'l"! ll I,, wicp Jnhn Karwell K J'ti'ue 1) II Harrpy I>r D Anbury C II MiU?r T Donnit L tlriggH J Morehead .1 Melntire J V KlltcckU K W True K l"i?ree N I) Fit zgrrald J W Schili-rit laily U B Smith, lotly anil son C A ILiHWf II Win .Stanton V. O-'Brin* I'.- J W Andre* C*pt J iVIuth: jton W Te?t W K Lravitt rh< u'.?* k inc' b'un C H Auldri h I1 T I'arker P QeolriHl < a( t H WacsUff A M ?? tixl JI V (JocKiri' h >; W I It wet t l a| L. Ki n rs H 1 1 Th<'iuiis K I) Lathaat J TayU'r j ? Johnson " \? I^athain J 1' r:ackii>in (>?o Haeher H II AU-ott J k t'. J< i n Carr* U W Bak*r A M Frown W irving X Ij.mi u.nn (' |f Wilky II licrl?ugh ii >>.-U'. h J Ilttry Y K.nry ! fc IK* little J ^ -.i'. 1 V. Ixrfi. :a II U lb uininguy Manchc-ur K?|waxd Mlmj ?<% ll II ElUredf* M l*i nett ' ? 1 igh'.' n Air KairehOA il I'ihnOge V Shefelry 1> Sh?Ury f I .. rr. ? * It. rr.ll h Tc. thai h> r J B C'acuan J Kayw(< u > Suxlus Ji I i.rry A lex f M <1 jr-h.U a 1 a w .. ; - '* J k Tkl.K W Ik ? n M l.-h K I I'utha&i li K Thi 11... j* v. Kac-wioa ?. .? i y A V.'i 1 k? J to l i. idle V. L It.,:.. 1' S i ?.?.? r W R 1 1* n.-y T I. T urm r I I I'Uttl D J I' n 1 i C V .ark J ' ' V?i.dtme A. Iririn^ * ??r> Rouaif .! It tfookiM 1 S ur'Hnie J !*0!d A r.< u,i.u b J U L.y W IV right E W.irrvu W T Howard E K Miller B < 'lark >!r Kui ina <1 U llummat II \V Smith I> B Latham bn Kirkham Thos 1 ' J alley 1? IV Dyer Ed >:iui(..-< n W Sn? l^fr re J W Il' inj rted Si.i . ii 1 ildyikovd J M Man .1 B Anthony W 8 I'ratt S K Sqtiair*, J Koniett II IT Mr XaMt A I'at' hcr .T Au?t:a J Wood T New. 11 S \ 1L^ tings Th'? llar'.iu W I.iir. rret't A JL'-.X r R nadell w v BaMaH Wm HcfTukin Mr Wtvl. H B Allen .1 Prr?i Mr ?',,k I! ilent A C< rtu-. Wm Shipley J lngh * f William* J llildretli A 1 alTmun ?l K P? rry I> S ( <<iurti?k M M Hataa I. Wood J A i'i>ii.<U*k ?i Ru-? U K 1' <Vlt W M Brown J K P prague TVe Prcmcthttis left ?e\etity-fivc j?as'engers at ll?.vat.a, f<-r New Orleans. They jiroceeded in the Ktamthip Georgia , < n the I^*th ir..?t. Et|??iiHioftlir Son K rami mo Govrmminl. fl'r iii the < I'oorier. li b 10 J Some t \ idence* of the mon.*troui pecuniary inja* livc dor.e to the p?>"i>le of thi* <-ily. may !?.? found in the *taum?nt which we |>ubli?h Wow, It show a rlat? of thing* which may w II -tartlc the coinrnu lify, and muh thi inquiry from every man. "are we a l<arkr'jftcd eity. ami can we pay the taxe* w..* H*ry to ni'? t the en- nn.>u- *alarie* allowed t>y law to dee holder? ! ' It is *e follow*: ? prr .f i.ium Jcr thr<H .Iud)t? ? <"f tl)<- Paperiec Court, tT-rfMI fc ?aeh ...7......... "...... t?U*W To U? M?vrr . r ? Clerk.. iiMi ? Itjr tttorney . . 1" UM) Altera J * (*Wrk 4 .(Ml Of j M-r-liU Marshal* Oetk j??*? ? ?Wipln il?T.. *<i>K> ?'<jK|>tn>lkr * Oi k ?'??*?? itti (Mhrtw M>w I tjirtcr m'krk MKw Tr.?.ui*r ViMl Ti>a>ur?r'? CV rk 'i.ihiu h> curd'T 1?HH) Ri < orU* r ? < 'lerk (> 'Mi Clitwn .4'<i'riM>n W'MI ? 'oaaeil'* <'lerli? H?o) ".1**1 A>r> '?T ? If.icttlj 'W**i f'ity f'ClW (M"?< Bt } -tlrr) iJ!U**? Wl*rt CoWlttli?ioWer >?<?*> >m'i iVrk .'1.1**1 > W? CrliiViiwiniK MJM) Otaaitoioapv* t" laad title* . .. . ino*i JSfcfir '? r* of t'ir* I*>| <.rtm? nt Itl.OllO 'apt K-y (far ?lwt ' 1?<MI H|> rint> nd'lil rf I'uUir DuiMiif and ?tin?l.-jr tdi-r* l".ooo l'hy?ieian. I I!; U'wpiUj iJQO A??Utant I'hyirian J ."*?> Thi?? *urre?.i>? and tlirw CbydrltM Xatrni (<f tlx II. ' -"0 ?t???r<l f-r d<> 3.1*10 4 ? 4 It* df> d 'iMUh iC u ;>? Nar>-? * IJ<mi 4".li' r 1 ? ? r? 11' t ? uuir.' r?t"l ?><**! fim Thi* "uin d<x * not inclmle th<' amount paid to the E.lic |?rfeitr, |: ii.u-t he tl".m*i, l';.-t? wa ft in all. Papnltllmi of FrrniK l*?o. [I row the Aita <>lif??rnia , > *??? 7 J Tl?i? gr'at m.troirfdi* of the western tea*. Wilt tif? n more bill" tin n koine wa*. and. unlike her, 1'uJt aim' ?t in a "iUiy," contain* a imputation of tw? nty-tlirf thousand. who, .itt rw< t. ?l by the apaikling '?f (t*dd, have ? ? mo hither from every aaartei ?d th<- I . t.. i' !i I- r?m tii< jr i?e* of ''pain ai.?l Iialv. fr^m the fairy land- <>1 f*rr?ia and Arabia, from ? he v rion- of *oow and ire in Norway and liu.- ia. from th, com and vine laixl* of pha-ant France, from the Hriti-h i?le? ami rohinie-, from the green ?v?u?h Americs, f(-om the a*ria) dominion* <>f the n?ar relative of the ?un moon, awl from tba go h kin i,?!and? of the I'aei fte, have 1 hey eome in myria<l- to California. In ? ur ?t*e*t? the U?>r Luropean - with the *?rthy Kanaka or the darker II indoo; the piou* Mu??ui n?an*ay* hi* daily prayer*, a* he pa??r- the ehurche* ?f tke Ckrictian : the ealenlatmg ? ,erman driv..? lianfhurgain* with the volatile FrMehaan. and the m rif made Yankee ?laily dral? with the long-tailed ( binaman -*>ueh nn miiiuni of humanity wa* never before witne??ed in the world'* history. Tbe golden rhartn ha* 'ix.ken Ihe " open ?e*ame" to th> braicn gate* and lofty wall* thai hare hereto fore ene|o*ed a nation of million*, and the whole world ba? ?*nt her r< pre*entative* in great conven tion to a little ?pot that four year* ago wa* known ??ly a* a re*ort for whaler* ?r latichaiil vvtaol*, who were on the I'acifte roa*t. No man ean arcaralely calculate the r**ult of thi* I nw'n; l.ut it* effeet* mu*t he grand and lacting. *1 be hern of Kur<.p> will rotnrn to hi* home; the far clad northerner will again viait the cold land of liia 1 kildhood: the li|[ht limbed oriental will go l?ac'< to bi? fairy land: the long tailed child of the *un will cHeragiiin hi*mdde wall; the bearded Turk will wwe more li*ten to the a- it i* *oanded from I hi minaret*, and the un*ophi*ti< ated children ?f the ?ea will return to their Uowery i*land* But all will carry back with them a knowledge of the Kngli*h language, an idea of the American institu tion* and liberties, a portion of the energy and ardor ?ftbe great Anglo-^aion race, and an under*tand Ing of the blc**? d principle* of Him who.e preeept* will vet -r>rea?l peace among the nation*, ami make the " wildtrnc** bud and h!o**?.in a* the ro?? tree " Tbe discovery of gold in California ha? done more to advanoe Ihe >????<? of civilicat ??n and the ?pread of ??Itghleaed and f hrietwa in-titu?iorn. than any ??b. r >.L< iatt bi vugUl iv light wiUua Uk iHi K* turj ? 1 Rfwi from the CMM BlaA. (front the Altu California, Feb. 2.] Herewith, we give.the account of our reporter, whom wc sent up m the Che?apeake for the special I i.rpoee of seeiug and reporting the facts respecting i hat region which has earned so ranch emciteinew lately, lie has been and returned, and give* the public the results of his observation. He has no object in coloring hi* account, and had he, wo arc certain would not do co. His reports, heretofore, have al ways stood the tent. 'I'll io much we say, having i in | licit faith in his statement of facte in this as in his previous reports. Tne steamer Chesapeake arrived from Gold Bluffs this morring, with about fifty passengers. The ac counts from the C?old Bluffs, through authentic sources, confirm the previous reports of the aurifer ous nature of that region. Having seen the whole show, wc are prepared to speak jKesitively on the subject. The Chesapeake arrived at Trinidad on the 21st, making the run from 8a u Francisco in sixty hours. Mort of her passengers were landed at ? Trinidad, and she then proceeded to the ( iold Bluffs, for which nlaee she had a large quantity of freight for the ra< ific Mining Company. Trinidad bids fair to become u town of importance, especially should the < iold Bluffs be worked to any considerable extent. Within the lust month it hus received a large addi tion to its population, and the proposition to make it the seat of justice' of Trinity county will undoubt edly be seconded by the Legislature. Many people will go to the mines as coon as provisions can be packed thither; but still a sufficient number will re main to render it the most populous town in the county. The harbor is insecure during the preva lence of southerly winds, but it is sheltered from all other winds. I'ndoubtedly, it is the best harbor between Sun Francisco and the Columbia river. There is an abundance of the finest timber in the immediate vicinity of the town, and large quanti ties of piles are prepared for the San Francisco market. The fertility of the soil, ami the mildness of the climate, arc remarkable. Particularly is this true as resjxvts the vicinity of the Klamath river, where wc tasted whortleberries, plucked from the bu'hes on the 26th of January. The Indians aloug the coast are very friendly towards the whites, and are frequently employed to carry baggage from the Klamaln to Trinidad. The Bluffs are about thirty miles north of Trini dad, and to r< ach them is a matter of no slight fa tigue. High hills and deep gulches are quite a re lief after travelling twenty miles ancle deep in beach sard. The ' iold Bluffs present to the oeean a perpendi cular front of from one to four hundred feet in height, and extend a distance of about six miles. At the base there is an abundance of talcose slate mixed with quarts, and we were shown spec imensof quarU gold, though in very small quantities. At times, the occan breuks against the bluffs, rendering travelling al< ng the heacti a very hazardous matter, for seve ral days together; but, in ordinury weather, the be ach at the foot of the bluffs is from twenty to fifty yards in width. The beach is a mixture of gray and black .-and. In some places the black sand cover* the surface to lhe depth of an eighth of an inch, and can be easily gathered, though wc must say that during our stay at the bluffs the ex hibitions of black sand in any great abundance were rare. It is found mixed witn scales of gold, very fine, so fine that it cannot be separated by ordinary washing. The beach changes with every tide, and occasionally no black sand is to be seen upon the surface. In digging into the beach, the gary and black sand is found mixed together, the gray largely predominating. In the rilN which trickle down the bluffs, the gold is to be found in quantities, perhaps greater than in the black sand. It is probable that the gold h:is been washed from the bluffs into the ocean, and is cast upon the bin' h by the action of the waves. The scenery in the region of the Bluffs is really riingnificent. The -tupendous height of the bluff, the < ascadt ? the water rushing over the top and meeting no impediment until it strikes the bench at the base, two hundred feet or more ? form scenes which an artist might study with profit. The Bluffs arc broken by three gulches, in which the Pacific Mining Company have located their log hou-es and t'.nts. The Blufi- appear to be of a sandstoue ami cxfcftft many (ra<V- of ir^n. The gray ?and is found in any desirable quantify upon the 1 1 ach. We noticed men washing this tfrcv sand, and they succeeded in extracting a quan tity of black sand, perhaps one-tenth j<arf. 1 here i- undoubtedly more or less of the black sand all aloug the beach; but in most places the quantity is vcrv minute. Th< Chesapeake landed several tons of go<vls at the Bluff*, by means of lines extending from the steamer to the -hore, and to which the cu-ks con taining th< goods were attached. The surf render ed the landing in boats impracticable. The steam er was an< bored nearly half u mile from the shoro, and in sounding, (the being greased to test the qu..'.ity of the bottom), several particles of gold I ?? re drawn up. This fact seems to indicate that there i- jis much gold in the oeean as u|M>n the beach, and before many mouths we may expect to ?ee vessel- fitted oat with apparatus to briug up the mineral Iron the bottom of the ocean. The in ii>< - on 'he Klamath and it" tributaries are r?.pres? uted to l>e extremely rich, and many per -??ii- arc | paring to oja-rate on Beaver Creek, Sal nion Creek, ami ^cott river, as soon as the season opens. Two dollar* |>cr pound were j>aid for jack ing from Trinidad to Sa luiou Creek. On Saturday wit k. the eat ranee to the hl.unath was re|>orted to Ix 130 yard- ? ide, and most accounts represent that during the summer Months the river can b# ea?ily entered by sniall vessels. The < iold Bluff- extend t<> within twelve* miles of the mouth of the Kla math. The black -and. a' it is called, is princitwlly oxide of iion, strongly magnetic, a*) vera! chemists wh" haw examined the sand suppose that a portion of it i- oxidated gold, and that but a .-m*ll portiou ? ?ft be precious metal i? visible to the naked eye. We converged with several intelligent miner* ? men who bad remained Mar the Muffs for several ir.n l - They -ay that oc a-uonallj they find the l-' Id -irv abundant, and at other times little or none i- ? isiKle. 'J'h< l'a< .!< Mi lingC ompauy lay claim to a large |-'rtion ??! lhe beaeh. and have erected three log eabins. aid laid in a large -tore of provi-ious, prc pai st?T to working the Bluff- ou an exten-ive -i ale. rii?v have a large number of laborers on the grotind, and hare i m ployed a chemist tocxtract tlx gold from th< -and, and are -anguine in the be In f that their entcriTi-e will viehi them a hand -??nit |*r rentage. If th? -and yield any thing like the quantity of gold wldeh ha- been re pre seated, wi enniiot doubt the ultimate success of the com j .iny. ii their affairs are managed prudently. I!ut for indlv duals, single-handed, we hare no word of eneourngt went. The expense of rca- hing the ? iohl I' luff- i- nearly or quite one hundred d"Ilar?, and fb- ? ? ?t of getting provisions there, about fifty i ? nts wr |*>und Lien suppose they ?uc <<??1 in getting la:ge quantities of toe so Ca lied blat k 'and. without -"ins economical method of ?'|*ri ting the will be valueless. W. -aw no ii in tin vicinity of the Kluff?, who had ex panded alMheir means m reaching there, and are u< w unable to return. 'Iln - hooner < apacity, with 1 M pa*?eng r?, ar riu-d at Trinidad "ii th?- ftfth January, and pro ct< d?d nex' day to the ' old Bluff', to laud h?r pa? -? ngei I Ik steamer S? ( ? ull touched at Trini dad on the -*?t b. left a few p.i -??ng< rs, ami con tinue' 1 on hfrtnp to Oregon. Tins steamer ' roliah wii-g'ii g into 'I r>nidad, as the < 'hesapeake left, on tlo alt- rti-oti of tbc*Kb. Kit rwnrrfl it* ry KlfkiirM mt Hm V?M'? Rim Nlnfh I fin Ui> *?> ram?iito Traa?eript F'h 14] We met with a gentleman jHtnlty. Mr. Bmn d;ige, wh< l.u- jti-t returned from th< dijrging' on "N'wtt'i Uivcr, by the way of Bedding's Spring". Mr. B. -tatc- UiMt there i* ?ome *now on the moun t. n. t u! r-'t m fti' K f.t to afret rerioudy the migra tion now fl> wing to that region of country. Tinre ?'r' ito n ?u> m r?oti? th re when Mr. B. left, althm>gb he act targe numbers in rrmfr oahi? pa? ?age down. i'ht m* ?: gratifying intelligence brought by hiui If, that th< e di>.'jr iig- *r< really ri? h, contradicting ciit ir? Ijr an ac i'mi1 we gave a week ?iwi' We giro hi" language in the atatcmeat. that "they are >le cidedly th' riclwit ibiih ? in all California. " The heft evidence wa* the exhibition of lump" h" bad him*? IS gathered ? not one of the lot wc think w,i* worth It*" than |fi, and from that upward. Tne imn t** are all mixed with 'quarts rock, more or leM. Th. digging- are located along the banks or in bat '1 hat whole c- untrr abound with gult-be* putting into the river, and it i? generally fn>m the mouth of the ravine* that the lump* are taken. Two g<ntlemen were iu the eity, a short time vc? . fr' iu the-e di;rgin?'.gwho purchased one hun dred head of malcf , |,n. k> dthein , and "tarted baefc. 'I liey stated that th*y ba'l been engaged otilj wwe f'-ur week* in mining, and had inad< f In.i/fi. If the etateiut nt w?< correct, they may be reg*r>b'd a? extremely lucky, and no miner fhould repair to thoee part* with any inflated idea of doing a? well. ,*<oine may do to ; but th?> bulk muxt be contented with a far le? amount It u unreasonable to et pect that all ran make fortune" with such rapidity, and it if only building airy ea?tle" to entertain any such notion. By diligene* , and a fair proportion of luck, almost every man will realiic a handsome ?um in the cour*e of a year ><r two, and if it i? the inten tion to return to the Ka?tern States, lie will have fuffieient to Mart him in any of the ordinary avoca tion* of trade. Sudden fortanea are not half a? durable a* thoff earned by great toil and privation Ten Nlle? of Hleh Digging*. r ft'-m the *?< rument i Tran?erl(>t Kef> I ) \V e have lale ami interesting intelligent from one of the tributaries of Feather river. 1 >r . W K. ->ma1l. who returned the other dav from the ?a?t branch of the North Fork or Feather river, bring* Bio?t encouraging new*. He waf pre aent at Smith's Bar, and ?aw a Mr. Turner, of Ma??acb<? fett*. take out at one time, from hif claim, aeven Eiitid? and three nunc** of duat! Thia waa a fine W, *k4 ?< svm?i,.eital?4 IvW 4egrt? ?ent. Mr. Tamer was offered $7,000 for bis claim ; bat he refund the offer. Mat ire credence may bo planed ia this, as Dr. S. witnessed the whole operation, both the rich haul and the offer lur the Dr. Small informs us that, whilst there, the rumor wa? prevalent that tea miles of rich bank diggings had been discovered ; but that he did not visit the point, as he was otherwise engaged. Those who went, relied on the report, and general credence was given to the statement. It was represented that along the entire ten wiles of the river | bank, miners were averaging two ounces, whilst many others we?e doing far Setter. If this should prove true, a strong tide of emigra tion will set in to that quarter. We have no doubt, ourselves, from private information, that good diggings arc to be found along some of the tribu taries of the Plumas or Feather river; but we doubt very much whether there is any placc in California, of such an extent, where all oun average the ounces. It is against our observation, as] we 11 as our experience, whilst we labored with the pick and shovel, and anon, rocked the cradle, to the tune of "Take your time, Miss Lucy." One of the Phasti of BquatttrUmi [Kroai the Alta California. Feb. 3. J An affair, which threatened serious consequent**, was witnessed at the foot of Sacramento street, yes terday morning. It was one of the natural results of the system of plunder which hus recently come into favor amour a few unprincipled men who de sire to cnhance their own fortunes at the expense of their neighbors. The lot fronting upon Ho wison's pier, between the stores of Dungan Moore k Pco dergrast and llaviland & Ryder, has been in the jossession of the late Mr. iJeidesdorff and his rep resentatives for the last five years. Mr. Leides dorff's title bears date May, 1&I6. The first ware house, erected on the beach of San Francisco, was built there by Mr. L., and was leased to the United States government. Mr. Lcidesdorff commenced buildiug the first pier in this city on the lot in que* tion, and for the purpose imported stone from Sitka in liussiun ships, tor some time past Capt. Fol som bus hud a large quantity of heavy timber upon the lot, and at no time since he became the repre sentative of the Lcidesdorff estate has it been out ot' his possession. Early yesterday morning Capt. Folsom was informed that persons were engaged in erecting a ljuilding upon the above described lot of land, and .he immediately proceeded to eiect the intruder. He found that a foundation had been laid, eighty feet long and twenty feet wide, and a quantity of scantling placed upon the land, to complete the construction. Capt. Folaom ordered liis men to cut away the foundation, and they armed themselves with axes to carry out his direction. Mr. Nathaniel Page, the person who wa.> constructing the build ing. immediately advanced upon Capt. Folsom. and -truck at him with a broad axe. lie evaded the blow, and in return -truck at Mr. Page, but without hitting him. Mr. Page again lifted his axe, and some iierson called out that he was about to throw it, and < 'apt. Folsom then drew a revolver and fired at Mr. Page. The ball struck Air. Page's watch, which was in his vest pocket, and glanced off with out injuring his person. The watch was completely shattered ; but the owner may thank his stars that it saved his life. The bystanders then interfered, and disarmed Mr. Page; and Capt. Folsom, and men in his employ, proceeded to throw the timber, which Mr. Page had placcd on the lot, into the water, having first ottered the owner to allow him an opportunity to remove it, and subsequently pro posing to purchase it ; both of which propositions Mr. Page declined acceding to. No later than Saturday evening, Mr. Page proposed to purchase of Capt. Folsom a portion of the very lot he at tempted to squat upon, and offered terms of pay ment, thus fully recognising Capt. Folsom's pro prietorship. The title to tnc land is the oldest in California, ami is not in the least affected by the recent decisions of the Supreme Court of this State; and we are surprised tnnt Mr. Page, or any oae else, should have undertaken, by such mean-, to deprive Capt. Folsom of his property. Pftcf with the Indiana. [From the Oilifurniit Courier. Feb. 15.] It is cxpccted that the commissioners appointed )o negotiate treaties with the Indian tribe* of Cali fornia, will dt')>urt ui?>n their interesting and impor tant minion to-day. The commissioners, it will be recollected, arc Col. II. McKee, I>r. O. M. Wozcu craft, atid Col. G. W. Barbour. JohnMcKee, Ksq.j w ill act as secretary of thv cvauaissiva. Those gen tlemen bftVc devoted the time, which has elapsed since their arrival in the country, to investigations in relation to the character of the Indian tribe*, their locations, habits, disposition, and the probable causes, and the incidents of the various difficulties hrtWM t he 111 and t lie white itttlaf. Tiny in men of large experience, possessing much Ilruiness and decision of character, combined with that cir cumspection and prudence so essential to successful negotiation with an uncivilized people. Under an or der fiom the Secretary of War, General Smith has furnished an escort to the commission of about ten officers and eighty picked men, fully armed and eqaipped, and placed under the command of Cant. Key*, than whom a more popular commander could not have been cboaen. The officers und men have all been selected with reference to the delicate nature of the sertiec upon which thev ure detailed. While it will be their duty to defend the commis sion froin attack* of marauding parties of Indians, and togi\e, by their presence, an air of dignity and authority to their ?proceedings, they will be required, il if feared, to keep in check unprincipled bands of their own countrymen, whose lawless, and frequent ly unprovoked proceedings against the untutored aborigines, might otherwise pat it out of the power of the commissioner* to approach or conciliate those whom they desire to reach. In this connec tion, *i would again appeal to the whites residing in the Indian precincts, to exercise a little forbear ance. U-t them remember the ignorance of the red man, and hi< many wrong* at the hands of our race. Oar people profess to oe governed hv reason and law. The Indians know no other law than that of self-will, retaliation and revenge. Th?y do not understand our language, or our customs ; and the course pursued towards them, in too many instauccs, has undoubtedly been calculated to give them the impression that there wa* nothing left for th<'in ex cept retaliation or extermination. A little forbear ance on our part i* indispensable, until the commis sioners shall have had an opportunity, through the means of competent interpreters, to explain the true jsisition of affairs, ami to treat for the extin guishm< nt of the Indian title to the lauds desirable lor occupation. The < nt ire party will ctart from Benlcla for Stock ton, where mules will be provided for tbcin, and whence they will jtroeced to the Mariposa country, where they commence operations. We hope that the press in the vicinity of the rOcont collision* will second the praiseworthy . (Torts of the cornini' inissioti, by coun?elliiig forbearance and quiet. If the jieople will but eo-oprratc in thi? manner, we may hope for the very best result* of the labors of the commissioner*. Nlwrllaiieom. Q?\*itrz veii \r MONrsurr. We announced, a few day? since, the discovery of rith plassr* in tin- region of Monterey, which were yielding, a- far as they bad been tested, an unusual return. We Istnrd a ilavor two sinoe, from a gen th'Oian from that I'lace. that a rich quartz vein was di-eovcred on the hill ju?t back of the city, which gives evidence <11 being fully a? rich a? any yet ex plored in the mountain* above u?. S>me portions of the quartz were brought up to this city, and is now in proee*? of being a??ayed, at the tHablkh

mcnt oi Mofiat M. < '?. ? Pu' i/< .V?w ?. MILL SOLD DISCOVER tE?. [ f r 4ii the Alt a California. I>b 1U ] We hud a o?iiver?ation with a gentleman yc?tcr <lay, upon wh?<m word we can plu the utmo*t re liance, who informed u* that an imoenv 'li -co very of gold had lately be?.n mad-, upon a hill in the vicinity of the Mokelumne river, which had never I r. \M.u 'v l?'?n wr? light A | k upon the very *a?uioit, *oro< three week* since, and by digging flown IfUen fret huv<> thu* Car c*tracted over four thousand dollar*. The gold, although much eoar*er, i* similar in color to that found in the vicinity of Nevada, bla'k and ru?ty. The p nth men who have been working thi* claim have have had much difficulty in wiwhing, being obliged to convey their dirt a gr<-at distance to water. The coutinued discoveric* which ?re being wade up<in thr bill to|>? areopening n- w re?ourc?a in th : minor* I wealth of California. The id^si that the gold of California bar been exhausted, in ridkulou* in the ixtrriac. r*T.tro?iiA txKiRriNo. The />it/v Rabmrt furnish"'" the following no eount of a recent ctportation from our State On Saturday, at the ?'u*toin House. J. B. Kidl< man, Montgomery street, cleared the b'ig Samuel French, for N?w York, Consigned to Sttirg.-* fc Co., with the following anorttd jirgo:? 10.1)1X1 horn*. 3,000 bide*, 20 ton" rigging. 2 ton* copper, i bbl*. gold I weep*, H00 bo?? " fire cracker*, Itjri bote* tea, and a ouantity of China gvods, faint, varnish, trunk0, lie. a Mew r*Tr*r*t?r. fFrom thr I'alifornia 'V.urWr fob U 1 The miner* in the dry digging*, in the vicinity of .In in ft own, d? -pairing of the wster* ev<*r coming to tln-in. have determined to go to the water, and about fifty cart*, nnd a number of wheelbarrow*, have been brought into the **rvice, for the trnn? portation of the dirt to point* where it ^an Iks ?a#h' d The plan i.* said to pay escedingly well. THE ATP ft'AT.* II ? liK K rni' [From th* Pluekton Time*. fvt) 15 ) Kt. Pi a* m Trntrit,- The above theatre wa* opened on Tw*day eveninglaM, by Mr fame* Stnrk ami Mr*. J. II. Kirby. '1 be great celebrity of the** personage* wonld draw a crowd in any city of the Hate ; and we are gratified to find that in Stockton ? pro|?r appree4ati?n of their merit* i? e ip*ri*nerd, and a liberal mea*ure of support rendered Their Ar*t appe*rane* among** u* wa* greeted with an *? thu*ia*tic 'beer from U* which filled thif *|*l<?4l4?tW ifcwtft 1 m - ? ?? HMfbfM Ml Wfllll ?M t)M PMlie klABXIASK*. Ia Kaa Fraaciseo, Col.. Jan 2Mb. James Bnbrigbt, to Haiafi't Duncan In tun Fraaci?c? Cal . Jan 30, David Matlh?w, to Mary Fhllnwdown. In Ban Francim;*, Gal flth of Feb.. Dr K. B I lutein iu. of flMktun, to Mr*. JkiM-phiuc Aruiumta Ko?d In Run Krun? i?ro. Out Feb. 14. >lr. W. W: Oilman. for nprly ofthr II. !<. Ilutvl. New York, to >1U< Hirgiirct Amelia Smith, formerly of Brooklyn. Long loLund. ?KATH8. In Sacramento City. Cal.. Feb. 8th. 1851. Mr*. June K. Harris, wife of L. B. Harris. Kwj., lute of UurrUliwgh. Tvm, In Stockton. Tel Feb. 2, Mr Kdwin Hons. formerly of Missouri. in the 'Jbth year of his Ma, Him d' atli was caused by tbe accidental discharge of a pistol. He was aslcvp in an upper room. and the pbtoi w.n discharged In tbe room Imneath. the ball pawiag through the body near tbe heart. causing instautaueous death. At Dobbins- Hum-lie. Cal . Jan 26th. of ehronic diarr hoea. Mr. Win. K. N?nrin. of St Louis. Mo. lu Portland. Oriyon. of consumption. Mrs. Ruthanne B. Ankcny. aged 'ir> years and 11 months. In Honolulu. 8. 1 Dec. 17th, at the U. 9. Hospital. Mr. Andrew C. Jackson, of Murray Co.. Tunuesse. In San Francisco. Cal., Feb. 6, at the residcncc of Her. James McGowan. I)r Juiues Swuu, formerly of Spring Held, Mass . aged 28 ycarw. Jau. 21st.. 1861. at Georgetown. Upper California. I'ius Sierra Nevada, eldest son of Dr. James and Kliia O'Brien, aged 1 year, U mouths, and 17 days. In Sau Jose, Jpu. 90th, Capt. llarlan Stern, late of tial Teston. Texas, aged 59 years. At the residence of Win. Kddy. near San Jose, on Dee. 16th. after an illness of nearly five mouths, Matthew Hoc lie, M. D.; aged 27 years. Expedition to Japan. [From the Honolulu Friend. January 0.] Japan seems to be the terra incognita that now the busy world desires to know more about ; and any thing relating to that eountry is interesting. Ship wrecked Japanese have, from time to time, found their way to the Sandwich Islands. A few weeks since, the whaleship Copia took several to China ; but some remained at Honolulu. Three of these have since sailed in the Sarah Boyd, bound to Shang hai, China. Captain Whitmore promised that, on his route, to Shanghai, he would pass near tho Loo ehoo Islands, and there leave these three Japanese, whose names are John Mung, Denr.o, and (.roe man. According to a statement made by Mung, before the United States Consul, they have been about ten years from their native land. Their statement was to this effect : ? We left the S. E. part of the island of Niphon, in a fishing vessel, and were wrecked. After remaining on an uninhabited island for about six mouths, we were taken off by Captain Whit field, master of the ship John Howland, and brought to the Sandwich Islands. Demo and Geomnn re mained here. Mung went to the United States, and was there taken care of und educated by Capt. Whitfield. After being absent several years, Mung returned to the islands, and here found his former companion*. On learning that Captain Whitmore would land them at the Loochoo Islands, Mung, with tho as sistance of a few friends, purchased a good whale bout, oars and sails. Having learned the science of navigation, sufficient for all practical purposes, he supplied himself with quadrant, compass, charts, &c. It is not expected that the Sarah Boyd will come to anchor at the Loochoo, but launch the whale boat off the islands, and leave the three Japanese to make the best of their way to land. Although when at the Loochoo, they may be far from their native shores, yet Mung, (whom we shall now call Capt. Mung.) thinks that he knows enough of the relative situation of the Loochoo and Japanese Islands to find his way across. He says, that annually a large Japanese junk visits the Loo choo Islam!-, for the purpose of receiving tribute money, and that the junk leaves Japan in February, and returns in June. He supposed that they might jret passage in her; at any rate they would make the trial. We shall anxiously wait to learn the sucee?* of Capt. Mung's expedition. He is u smart und intel ligent young man, and has made good use of his op portunities, being able to sj>eak and write the Eng lish language with tolerable accuracy. Should he succeed in reaching his native laud in safety, his services may be of importance iu opening an inter course between his own and other countries. He would make an excellent interpreter between the Japanese and the English or American. Success to ('apt. John Mung, commanding the whale boat "AU\cuturcr." So me Tin no New in Honolcla. ? Wc rejoice that on the opening of a new year, there is something new in Honolulu. Wc have a new market, new re servoir and acqucduct, new town clock, new stores, new houses, new wharves, new fences, new names to our streets, new people, and new Athcntcum; be fore the year 1851 shall close, we hope to be able to report that many other new and desirable improve ments and changes have been made. ? Jivnuinlu Friend, Jan. 9. Our Iithmni Correspondence* Fmuu. March ? . 1831. JbniUe Mi'ideri on t/u Chafttt Rivtr?Kleren Per ton t Horribly Murdered ? I mm' rue Eixilemi nt ? Public M/etingt krld in Panama ? Six Thautund IMlar t raited to jxiy the tjprntet of Parties to go in pursuit of the Murder ert. and at a Reteard?*irrttt of the Murderers ? Determi nation on the port of the America nt at Chmgrti to Lynch them ? Taken to Panama for Trial, fc. f On .Saturday. tin let iu*t., information reached till* city through Mr K. KuuneU, aevi ml horrible munlcr* had been committed on the Chogrc* rirer. lie stated that in ( oniing uji the riier. the day previous, he raw many of the liodiee flouting in the river, but that, on no ac count. could he induee the boatmen to go nenr the bodic* a* they were afraid of the " pette'' Public notlcc* were immediately ported about the city, calling a meeting of the citiaen*. to adopt m<a*ure* for the detection and ar rt rt of the murderer*, to be hi id in the hall of the Ame rican Hotel. the next morning, (tfunday). at 0 o'clock. Daring that uight. and early funday m?ruing great es citenx nt began to prevail among the American re?ident*. and at the hour appointed f?r the meeting. Urge crowd* of persona had collected In and about the hoftl ru uiif -t ing great excitement, and eager to learn the particulars of the dreadful trunMctioB. I'pon b?-< mblinp Edmund B. Oreen. E*<i . of New York, called the meeting to order, and reijucstcd the im mediate election of officer* to conduct the mn ting upon so important an ?c? aiid| whereupon he wm unaniniou* ly elected PreaMent, and Col. A J. P. Ph>'lan. of Loui siana. Secretary. After a few brief and (impropriate rcmurk* fr^ui the President and A II Corwlne. K*i . (the A auric an Con sul) explanatory of the oMact of the meeting, the follow ing rrwhttleai were unanimously adopted : ? Kenolml. That a committee. eOMiatta( of five, be ap pointed by the president. to memorialize the authority* of the city of Paiutum. in relation to the late act* of mur der comuitt) <1 on the I*thmu* of Panama The Prol iant pre-. ntej the name of the following gentl< man ? Peyton MMdieton. Ilau Kunni l?. A J 1 PhcUn T II J? nkln*. and II (i Ely a< raid committee K? ?olveU. That a relief NMrittN be appointed by the President, to .'fm-i-t of three, for the collecting fro* American, and foreigner* generally, futl to defray the expense* of detecting and bringing to condign puni-di UK Ot the y rp< tratorn of the afore?ai<] horrid crime Tli" following name* were presented by th" I're-ident. and acreptcd t>y the meeting via:? Ltwl* A. MiJdietn. W. Dinneford a ad I?r E Jenkln* Bpetcbe* were made by many per*on? pr>*ent. and a general dia| '??|t)on manif<?ted to >u*tJiio the law* of the country, and to oppoae violence in any oojuit or inipro per form The meeting th<-n adjourned to 4 o'clock, p M During the iut< rin. a committee of three persons waa de?pateh?d to (J'-rgona to procure all the information tiiey could, and to return and report a* early a* po*?ible. Tli ie committee comMmI "f three men well qualiS<tl for iueh a duty, and they started ~ well armed and equipped aa the law direct*.'' THK MMTTVO AT 4 O'CLOCK, f. M. The meeting an i?MlJ pursuant to adjournment. and wa* inere*?< d in it* number* by the addition of many of the mort rc'pctable American ami ether foreign resi dent* E M Green K??| . in the chnir. announ<-.-| that the Memorial ' ? niiuittec had i|r?imi to entru*t the pre* i *eat?ti<>n of the an morial to Ilia Kxcelieney the tlover nor. into the hand* of our Con*ul. A H t'orwlne. K*q , I with inatruction* from live meeting to procure a prply, and report a* soon a* po**ible The following revolution* wert th<?n offered. anil unani B'-U'ly adopted Resolved That the memorial to hi* Excellency, tha Oovern< r of IV. nam* be presented by the American Con sul A B t'orwine. E?| That n committee of three be appointed by the Pre?Mi nt for the purpose of rai*ing the -urn of three thou ?and live liunlrvd dollar*. to be paid a* a reward for the arrest and conviction of the |?Tpetmtor* of the late atrocious art* of murder The following name I per- on* w*rv appointed, via David Joue*. John Kretz as I D. M Corwine Itqi. Eew.lred. That a committee of vigilance, to con<d*t of five per-- n* be appointed hy the President Me-?r*. I^?wt? A Middleton Kan Kunoel*. Ja* I' Kranei*?o, Louie Bayer and J d A<|Uin. were appointed *aid com mittee Peverai other minor reposition* were pa**ei|. epeechea were made and. a* it had been reaolved to take no *tep*. nor adopt any measure*, until a reply to the di> mortal had been pr?? ured from the tiovernor the meeting ad journed until the following < Monday/ afternoon, at J o' clock Title MI r.111? "*| V AF rK H'W'Ot. A very large lealy of American and other foreign r(ti irn* of Panama collected Kjether at the American llo. t? I at th?' hour Lppointed The excitement had become tery great and inten?e and prevailed throughout the ? Ih*c city The meeting waa again mllnl to order by Mr Green, the Preeident. and the following memorial wa- presented by A B t'orwlne. K*<| . together with a i rtati ment of the eorre?pondence whieli had taken place ' t>etween hi uteri f and the eoinmittee appointed to M<i- j rialiie the Uovernor. and aleo a copy of the Uoveruur ? The following ie the mmiririal ? Pi?ai March 3d I'&l Te Hi* En ii i.!*" v r?ir Oovraeoe er Pi?iai ? The undersigned, a committae appointed by a me. ting 'f foreign re*tdent? of l'an?ma, h< Id at the American ' Hotel thi* day. are instructed to pr>-fM nt to your Kxcel- | iene? the following memorial. Hheavae, There baa bu n recently perpetrated on the '"hagre* river a ?k?! hi rriMe outrage in the munleg ?.f ?ir??n pemna, conaUting af eight itu two ftMlet and WW H Jill, I KW '? ' ? ?>? ^ om efciM. ?ho?c bod Up have Wn found, and ail (be cvi 4tnct> lulcint to attest the fact. ftf And, whereas. mnm immediate and elieient mewurci itmwti %?*>pted f fl-mMMt and detect Urn P?*ytnt UM of tU* horrible eriaa, u well ax to pmrrnt a recur rence etf lt>kiiar cuonuNiox. v? hereby tender to your Kx eellency, nd throng you to tbe government of l*Mkiua. the aid and eo^ptMM of the following memorialist*, who haveinstru, tedus to otm you their asebiunee and support. It in with u?, as it must be with you. a matter of sincere regret, that such shocking occ urrcuecs should take place within the jurisdiction of thin government, we therefore feel it to be our duly to offer you our aid in bringing to proper punishment. such persons as may be engaged in these terrible murder*, and also, to protect the lives and property of persona who may hereafter wish to cross the Isthmus of l'anama. With considerations of the highest respect, we are your Excellency's friends, and obedient servants. PEYTON MIDDLETON, A. J V. I'll K LAN, THOMAS II JENKIN8, IUSNRY 0. ELY, KAN RUNNELS, ? Committee. This memorial bore the signatures of several hundred Americans and other foreigners, resident in Panama. The reply of llis Exeellenry was then read, and as it was not considered clearly definite enough to the meet ing. it was ltesolved. Th?t in the opinion of this meeting the an swer of his Edw.lency. the Governor of Panama, to the communication of A. U. Oorwine, Esq., is not satisfac tory; and that a committee of three be appointed by thu President to call on his Excellency, the Governor, and procure from him a definite answer iu relation to the memorial presented by the American Consul ? said com mittee to nave full power to art in any emergency. Thu President appointed Messrs. Thos. H. Jenkins. Dr. E. A. TheUer, G. Ellxondo ? to which were added the President and Secretary ? the committee to report at 8 o'clock, this evening. The meeting then adjourned to 8 o'clock. MXET1M8 AT 8 O'CLOCK ? THEMENDOt'S EXCITEMENT. At 8 o'clock the hall was thronged with people, whose faces and actions betrayed the most intense excitement. The President'called the meeting to order, and the com mittees were called upon for their reports. The Finance Committee reported that about three thousand dollars had already been collected, and that five thousand more was held subject to the necessity of its being used to carry out the object of the meeting. (Creat sensation and applause.) - The Memorializing Committee reported that trft day before they had dispatched three men to Gorgona for in formation, and that they had returned without procuring any further than the general facts possessed by the meet ing. The Reward Committee reported that any amount of funds was ready to be placed at the disposal of the meet ing. (o meet all emergencies. The Committee to wait prsonally upon Ills Excel lency. the (iovernor. and procure a distinct and definite reply to the memorial presented to him. reported, that in obedience to the wishes of the meeting, they had called personally upon the Acting Governor, in the absencc of llis Excellency, the Governor. That the Acting Governor slated his great satisfaction at the action taken by the American and other foreigners in a matter involving such momentous consequences; and that to aid and co operate with the memorialists, he would tender the ser vices of an oflleer of rank, with a sergeant, corporal, and ten soldiers, to unite with any number of citizens, to go in pursuit of the murderers. He also offered letters to all the Alcaldes through the country, invoking their aid. ami authority, and protection to all forces scut out. It was then Keaolrrd. That the report of the committee be adopted, and that we accept tlx- generous offer of his Excellency, the Governor, of an officer of rank, a corporal, and tea nicn. Recoiled. That the Committee which called on the Goveruor lie discharged from their duties. Here the letter of Mr. (ileiiHon to Mr. Corwine wag read. [Thin document lias already appeared in the letter of our Cliagrea Correspondent. ? Ko. IUralu] STATEMENT OK MR. R. M. Mt'SQKOVE IN KKOARD TO THE DISCOVERY OF THE DEAD BODIE'*, ETC., ETC. Mr. Mu-gmve. n gentleman connected with the specie train of the Briti>h steamers. furnished the editors of the I'uuaiuu Siar the following statement of facts : ? SMtth February. 4'j o'clock. A.M.. left Chagrei* for Cru ees; 3) j o'clock. P.M.. same day. arrived at l?os llerinan o?. heard awful accounts of a most cold blooded massacre having been committed higher up the river and also of a boat and chest tuning been seen by a native in a creek of Trinidad river. Called u|M>n t lie resident Alcalde at Dos Ilerman<* for particular*, who summoned before hint the discoverer of the boat, and who swore to having seeu as stated 27th February. 5). o'clock. A.M armed myself, and In company with Paulino t'alderin. Alcalde of Dm Hcrtnart oe; Mr. O. W. Parisen. voyage companion: Mathia* Mu ni*. Rcymundo Yangu?, Antoaino Yillareal. Jase Angel Montenegro, of Don Hermann-. all well armed. prtWMdod to the river Trinidad: and in the tirst creek found a lioat painted black. with whiu- line round her of about thrne iui hes wide, two oars ;.ml a rudder inside of the boat On i<borc we found a i ln"t. broken open; soute of the car penter* tool*. which it contained, thrown about the ground; Meing footstep, up the bank leading to the bushes, sent up to see if anybody or goods were there. a?d bvisg ?ns*md iu the affirmative, we went up and found two trunk*, lock* broken, a carpet bag. cut. and a knapsack, all open; aud wearing ap|mrel and lied cloth ing fcc.. strewed aboat, all more or lc.-* hetmi cared with blood: ainong-t the-e . found two pairs of pants and one or two shirts of sacking, or Iliwaian-. such as are generally worn by t'artbugenian boatmen, (as I am informed.) Not finding a single article of apparel, except an overcoat of cloth, fawn color, and a pair ol oil cloth jutnts. sundry hats and caps. I feci satisfied that the partic* guilty of the crimc of robbery and murder, tnu-t have dressed themselves in goial clothes, and taken the surplus with t In ni ; not n single new article of clothing did I find, not even a shirt We stoweil all we could Into the packare* there found, and took thein. together with the bout. to l)os Herman ns. where they now remain in charge of the Alcalde. I promised the men who accompanied am to act tin ui paid Kt their trouble I proei nieil as soon after as pos?ible on my voyage, and found, between the entrance of that part Of the river rall i d Palo M?tia? and that of Juan Gallegos. at different part-, four dead Ixslic-. caught by their clothes among the Miagi; these were white men and had been dead some time say three or four days In that part of the river called Ahr.rca el I-agarto. saw two grave-, the lower of which was not entirely covered, the bunds and arms lieing exposed to the elbow; I could uot per-uadc my men to land nic but saw two cuff* of what appeared to be black velvet, the dre?s being torn away by the bird.' of prey to clear the flc-h I saw uo more. 1 was lofnnd at Dos lb rm.mos. that three Carthage nians a little hriov, had that morning (the $>th). asked an elderly man. w bo was on hla way up. alone, to put them aeries 4h e river, but not liking their appearance, he refu#ed, the-e men were on the same side of Chagrea river, and a little U low Trinidad W"t found two paian t a< in tin Trinidad, and on the bank, a IMtle. with wicker work. for honor It M Ml SHROVE Panama March 1. 1851. (Here the postscript. already puUlshed In the flralJ. In the letter of our Cbagrvs correspondent, appear* ? Ed lb<aH ) At this period of the meeting Mr Corwine introduced .Imlge Tmnpkinv of Mi--i*sippi. who liwd Just arrived from the sei ne of the murder aud who made the follow li p thrilling statement ? Arrived at I'bagres. February beard of the murder, went OW to old Chagre- and leaned two pcr-ons had been arreatad on the charge; went to the enlabooa and saw them In the stock", they were t'arthngcnlan*; wns told by a negro of .lamali a that one of them had confer 4 ed. and iu hi* confession Implicated the other The pur port Of his coafeaaioa being that the Imat* crew, five in nunila-r. are of Carthsgana with the Is ?t of a widow a native of riui^res. were taking nln<' passengers up the river, among thein two women and three children, that the crew wished them to stay the night at Do* Hermann*, but were forced by the pH-?eng> r- to go on. that a quar rel ensued, and the quarrel emlnl iu a ?t ruggic just In-low \ ara<? Vaum#. in tln rour? of which the -kull of one of the pouengi r* was crush" I by a Mow with an oar I'p to tills tlnn it was not tlielr intention to kill, but tb< n tin y began in earne-t the work of death; that after die patching the men With the i?rs. they poinarded the woiuen and children, that they then rifb'd the pocket* and baggai!"- of the murdered pawaaf. and ran the t<?t into the River Trinidad. that he who cinfc*?ed i barged the other man under arrcet with advMng and directing the murder Thi* ??? the substance of the confe?aioti as stated by the Jamaican Apart frn? llf rotfnwbii. ?t*ti nn nta were fry eot? | fliotintr- ?nryinjr tlj< iiumbrr kUH fmm line l? twlwn | I'artlf hMl Iktii n dI out fruai t'hagrea to make lo.iui I ri- f mil! | i r ,i itb MM <>( < Mi T Iml awt. In ?vending the river, tbey reported that they had found and buried Ave bodtoa. upon none of which wim found anything to Identify t linn eicept ? paper, which ?bnwt <| that a man numnl llr<?.K? ??? me of th< m anil that In- <u a i<aaarngt-r out froiu ?w York. on tb<- Km plrefHy. Mr T an. I hi* party mm thw of the lre?h grave* in a-crnding the ritrr. ami at a point l< - ? than mlN- be low A an? - Wiiiw. were attracted by the buixard* to th? lamb ?lnrr tiny dl-cnverrd *lgnr of violence, ?u< h aa rent clothing. fcc , they hml their Iwwt landed, and on examination found two grave*. m Mh* th*t the turd* hail Nttnl them down to the ilea l I?h|I< tha hand* of both btulb* were i ipnard. and portion* of the leg* all ile nutbd of th< fle?h by the bird." The hodie* bail not been lung concealed there, were not very i>ffen?i?e ni ii- 1 bar* been buried k) Ihl nmr >? -p r- (Wit lnnl I" en a Are kindled on the brack About the place they found ? broken rar the heavy part of which hail been eot into two club* with a heavy knife or light hatchet, but no ?tain* of blood or Indentation* could be iMirtetl ii|?n t bene club* There wa< in the mini of the bench. under t tie tali r the track uf a boat a prow and mi each ?i.|e i.arn fi?.t<il tmrka of nu n alt within the watrr In the edge of the water atiout two third-* of a money ba-lt cut and ripped open, near It a conr-e rotten net purae with bra-r ring*, two pocket comb*. and a rotten poekrt hand kerchief; two ?ntall piece* of pwpcr were picked up one MMMVMH flgur- - mep'lr the other wa? a freight receipt hut *o much rent and oMiterated a? to br acarnly legtWe The* rould 'inly make out that It wa* ? receipt, for one j*ree| for Mootly . th?! f'tiri*tian nann or Initial Jettr r? w err wholly illegible At rino Itlaneo *aw another of the t'hagr** part ie*. who -aid one of the nu n in ruatody therr on the ? luirge had been diacharjred . but tbat tli< man ?ho confe*?rd wa* at III in custody Judgi T concluded hi* addir** by cxpre**lng the high gratification he IWt in aeeing the rour-a the cltln na tif I'anania wen* taking in the affair lie ?poke in Willi of humlng elorjnent e of our country, and of our country men; lie wa? rejoiced to find them here. a* ercry where, an c.rdrr lnving and peace abiding |?op|e Ilia ri nwirb* wen attentively li'ti in d to, and during their deliverance, aa at thrlr rioae were received with the atoat rapturoua applaii'e Ite.i.ived That a committee of five pcr*on* be appointed ly the nic> ting for the purpose of aelertliift aultablr per ? - II- to pn i n an < vpeditlon for th< purj ?>** <if finding the murderer*. Mer*r* D M Corwinc. |? I, I'arwna John I'reti. II tj Ely. ami K Klramdu. were appointed *ald . ? mtrntt. ? Itew iTcd That the name* of volunteer* to go on t hi* 'Ijctiitirn be placed in ? hat and drawn ami th'"? t i.tnra of twenty ?o drawn I f aald . nromlttee of flv. . to conatltutc the Itumlier re?]?t?ite for the ?xpeditl'ia Tile nmmlttea nil*ri)iienlli rept rted the following name* ? ii ?" ' bagre. A It i .rwi??. t'aptnin. ? M freer T 11 Jankln*. TrenMUfer, R It TWIrr. < r I f tan<ie Amur Kdward MetloVein. H'lbert Marka |fr. r. JtakiM*. Kr -A. J. f. I'ktUo Wm. WJ Clark. Lewi* Knapp. Treasurer; ?r Rartabrook. J. Stulwell, J. Perro, Thoma* button, Julio Young, E B Hunt. Md A. &. lovd. Jtftf&XM W9*iio"tD' iuyeut * ^ . ? - . 1 KMltN-O B. UKEEN, President. A. J. T. JPhelax. Seontery Barly next morning, the expedition Parted in pursuit of the murderers; one part> of eight Aaiericans.Airitb a ?mall force of tha soldiery, under command of an iiffim of rank, and the whole under the direction of Captaiu l'helau. in boats. for Chorrera. on the Pacific The other party confuting of eight American*, accom panied by a lieutenant, and twelve inuskets, tUo whole under the direction and commaud of A. B. Confine. Eaq otarted for Chagres; W?th parties being wen armed and ready for any emergency The result of the expedition* lias not yet been learned, though we are natihtieU. from the spirit and determination of the parties, and the well known high character of them, that suecess will crowu their nn?t noble and praiseworthy effort*. Of ail the persons who contributed to this laudable effort to bring to jUJit punishment the |>eipotraU>r? of thin wholesale human butchery, we know of no one who deserves more praise than our worthy Consul. A. B. Oor wine. Esq. Throughout the whole proceedings, from flrnt to last, he plead for the maintenance of the lu.w; and when he had reason to fear that the laws of the count rji would be overlooked and disregarded by the excited populace, and tliat violence would be offered the murder ers should they be arrested, he frowned down iudiguautly upon such measure*, and stated if such sentiments were entertained by any portion of the meetiug or the expedi tion. he would strike his name from the list, and have nothing whatever to do with them. He boldly avowed, that respect for the glorious country we represept. and her institutions, if nothing else, would ever lead him to give aid and support to the laws of the government of any couutry in which his lot should bv iiis '.'ifl <]uent and soul stirring appeal had the desired effect; ku? the whole community warmly applauded so just, and pro - per a course. So less efficient were the efforts of Thomas II. Jenkin*. Esq., to carry out.the same views, which are but one ol the evidences of his sound heart aud cool head. It would be invidious to make distinctions among men in a mat ter of this kind, where all were so earnestly and zealously engaged; and in the inxtances here named may be found but a flight testimony in favor ol' all engaged in so good a cause. In my next, I hope to commuuicate the urreH, of the murderers. PACIFIC. rOisISCRIFT ! TI1E MURDERERS CAUGHT ! ! Panama. March 0, 1861 Tlio murderer* have been taken. One was sent on here by Mr. Corwinc'g party, ou the 0th. lie wa* taken at Gorgona. To-day we have the gratifying intelligence that three others were takeu at Chngre*. and aw: now ou their way here, in custody of Mr. Corwines's party ! Those taken at Chagre* have made u full confession ! You will probably get full particulars from your corres pondent at Chagres. Meantime, let all Americans re joiee at the result so nobly achieved ! P. Very Late from Jamaica. The Crcsccnt City brings us advices from Kings ton, Jamaica, to the 14th iiiat. Our correspondent's letter give.'? all the new? oril JAMAICA CORRESPONDENCE. KiNOvro.N, (Jamaica) March 14, 1881. Since my last communication, nothing of great importanco has transpired here. The local Legisla ture is still in session; and the business of the coun try, so far, is progressing favorably, though slowly. The Assembly had come to n resolution, as I wroto you in my last, to meet on Thursdays and Fridays as the [principal days for legislation, devoting the other days of the week to committee business. They have, however, since revoked tho resolution, and now meet as heretofore, every day. By meeting daily, it is to be hoped, the business will be gone through in a shorter time. The question of ad ditional taxation, was still engrossing the attention of the House ? it being iin]>erativcly necessary to impose a further tax on our already overtaxed com munity to defray the large Island debt. There ha been a further reduction proposed of future ' iovcr nors* salaries ? the sum which the Assembly is in clined to fix being ?3,500, which, with ?1,500 from theTouncil fund, wili make an aggregate sum ot ?5,000. Whether this will become a law, 1 uhi not now in n position to say. The want of labor is still felt throughout the Island, especially in tho country parishes; and emigration from the United State.-, is still warmly supported by the press, as being tho description of labor best suited for this Island. The irregularity of the English steamer?, in the trans mission of European mails, is becoming almost pro verbial, and is a subject of much dissati-fac tiou in commercial circles. The last mail for thia Island was due since the i>th in stant, and at the moment of my writing this, she has just been signalised; her news, how ever, has been superseded, mainly by the a-rivul ot the Crescent City. The cholera has not yetentircly disappeared from the island; it is still lingering in some of the interior parishes, though its ravages are not so dreadful, and it generally appears in a lev virulent form than at its udveut. Two physicians of great repute and proficiency have arrived here, being dispatched from England by the home gov ernment, to assist, with God's blessing, in sttj, press ing this awful ]>estilence. Out of them, l>r. Mil roy, had published, for general information, soiue very valuable sugestiows ? the effect of his long ex perience ? on the means most likely to avoid and ameliorate the disease. The St. l)avid*s rioters aro still in custody, awaiting their trial. The Legislature has enacted, recently, a bill t</ exempt all vessels trading to this Inland from places within the tropic of Cancer, from payiug light-houso and tonnage titles. A large crop is on the ground, but the want of available luborwill tend, iu an incalculable degree, to the loss of a material portion of it. Our market is rather fairly stocked wi'h all de* criptions of provision*, and the demand is (retty actively sustained. The weather has. for several weeks i>uai, been rather stormy; but, within a few days, a < ti.iugc ha* taken place, ami we have had a few genial sbowt rs, hi rouipanied by inild southwesterly breeies. Tin* health of the metropolis is, gcuernlly ?jx^akinp, t ueh as we may congratulate ourselves on. The Crescent City will leave at 4 o'clock; 1 must therefore, bring m> correspondence to u close. Overflow in Sutii Carolina. ?Through th* politeness of a gentleman now in this city, who ha received a letter from his overseer, under date of Wednesday last, we learn that a (tortioii of the wuik across the swatnp had been swept away by the flood, and that the dfpth of water w?? -u -h thai the damage could not be retired until tho water re ceded. The bridge above, on the -tagc route be tween (iadsden and Stateburg, we learn from th>" same source, ore al?o swept away, and consequently by that route there now exi-l* no communication between point! on this and the other siiUj of tin swamp, except by wuy of Columbia and Camden The destruction of property, stock. & in and ad jaeent to the swamp has been iuiiiien?<-. The height of the water is said to be greater than ba* ?>< ? n known since 1786. ? ChtlfU tun IS. V.) C'o'h. u , March 21. A Mother Killed iit Men Int ofirsn ? \V7 regret to learn that a tno*t tragical oceurretioc t'?>k J'l?c? "li l.i't. within II ;? ? In . - ? ? t burgh. A joatig ladjr. wImm raniljr i* of tb? Ma?'( ( re*|>cct?bility, *?.< chaMinng hi r little kullKriH: lifter, when her mother iMtmrcd for iti protection, h|k>u which, horrible to relate, the young ifirl at ruck her with a poker. The lilow, or ?tab, ru bor. t?M?i effect in her abdomen, which it |>enet rated, ami the unfortunate woman instantly fell to th? ground. Medical ai<l tii> at once procured; but -ho only lived a *hort time after the falfcl blow.? I'M t"' a! (/*U.) Ouzel It, March 21. Raprrlor Caart. sraciAL tkr*. Before J llil|t> i*a>?dford Mttrll S3 ? /.yoi Rnni irW i t U)? WoiniV. mnJ ? u ihrr ? III thi* cau.?c. the plaintiff brought hi* actloe ' agalnat defendant* for an a?*anlt N n . I li. ie them to l>ai| in fl '*?? The pre-cnt (*?????> ??? I' reduce the l*il frmn Mm- r? it ?| i ? -til- p tie* iirr brother* "ii<- rr - < < I i i ? : til the lto?. rv no- 1 Hi other Id tirau.l ?ln-? t and tlml th> r. *. . ? m | ? u nlary dealing* between th in On tin 14' ti ?' !?> ? ? U?t l>etwe<? Ike hour* of *1* petfii o'ch-efc In th? ? renlng the ?< nr?nt of the |>U null who re-;.|e* at I: Bowery. heard the door In II rinz. and wen* ?(? i- t the pnrpnae of answering It And a* ft'- r> .. I ???! tin head of the *tair? leading from tin kit' I ? n i" lit t< ? ? ?he fkw Henry Doatilcmc) er. one of tic ?l 't ? r.lant* a'l I clerk to the other defendant. *tno>iing in tli -entry 'li reetly in front of the head of the Mslr*. and a*V'." him if b. had run* the liell to ?li" li I ? . o'-i fd that he bad. mid that he wnnlBil l? > -?? th* plaintiff and a*k<-d If he wa* at h"me Jb- r? itw d tlml h< ?a* and thi n went up <tair- and t<4d p i " C'l. ri ?a? a nun below that wanted to w him Mi' th> n n ? turned down, followed br the |>lainilll who w.nt toward' i hie n?ee i which i* In the rear of the ike part of the ihair of which l? con-t ru?le?| of tw.. imv ? pane* of jrla?? A* he entered the oflfee he wit* ftiUnwr I by defendant. iMibb tm yer who. It I* alleyi ?! by lh? -< r vant. 'truck him i? the hack of the head Plaintiff thi n got Into the rifllre and fa?tencd It on the in-SI- Ibi.ik diately after, the other ib -fcmbiut got into the hail. |?-i J j rapidly thr. ugh It from the front partflftlo entry an i < when he pit to the "Hi e jimr with hi' Ihot bnle ?ti? ot the pane* of rlaaa and pa??ed Into the o|R. . through it thi n wined the plaintiff and eotnmeneed h- atlnp him After ae?i??ance <-am> nnd the I' O.Ui ? ? (at>i i away, the plaintiff * rifrht eye t*dly injuinl ami wa? bleeding pmftaeely Both the defendant* filed I'fllilmlla In wltieh llwy de ny all the allr*atlone in tli. ?m i.nit- n, .11 it. I , ' the plaintiff, and ?ay that KnaMenryrr. alio l? th- e|? rk of th< other dcf? ndant w?< ?? nt by him with a leili i k the plaintiff? that Iv ulileiiieyer rarried the letter, tfnii* It to plaintiff who told him iliat hi conld llien wr.te an an-wi r to It I>iiul.|eineyer w. nt tun k and told lii co-drfi ndant what wa? >alil upon which the lat'er u? ?irid him to fit Imrk and eay that he wanted r" an-wi r but tbat It an.- Minply hi' |*|.. r> lie wante<| 1 in y I ? 1 1, Ihincatne lioiildi'ine) er wrnt in. |ea*iiijf the ? ther at the di . r n 11 ? I I ? lin re.l |. ? ni< to r ; who thereupon -aid If he wanted hi* paper* l? t limi 1 ?!?* firtliun hi f. u.i-mt It.rinul then *?M hrt* Um hill and upon doing ?o he allege* he wa-> *eiicd by the th<-v>ut by plaintiff who attempted to elioak him; they al?n denr breaking the |mih' of gia*a. and aile-^e that il wa? tlir plaintiff Itiuv. it that knoeki.l tli foot air* u*t ii the Jiiiige tw.k tin piq^r" to r?'>o| tin in |tee|?ioa re?. ir?., lb fore Chief J 11- 1 ice Oaklay >? ray r? /?. Mnv~ a the jury la t kit ?au^( ? ul4 ?vt ?f?e, and w?rt 4uthar(e4,

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