Newspaper of The New York Herald, September 23, 1851, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated September 23, 1851 Page 2
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liittik Oomul Joseph I Crawford, Esq , did to ou th* J kit day. ud, accompanied by hu -ecretary, Mr. W aid J ney Smith who bw amr esassd in hi* exeru >ns I u thai r (1 brief pat* them th* first cheer lag words. On ths n* it 1 day Mr A dan V. Owen th* American Consul. asked for 3 mad obtained permission. and as I was subsequently J informed hy th* prisoners. 11*"* that ' the President J had pro- laimed thaiu without th* pale of the law, and h? } could do nothing tor th sin ' During serend day* our 1 only manse ofontriubuting t* the amelioration of thsir condition was through Mr Smith, who ooutlnued to Ttsit ] them twice daily, taking them email com forte and speaktag in their behalf, by which means he improved in a eery great detrre< their situation. He took up a subscription among the English residents, for the purpose of pn riding extra clothing for thorn who ware British subparts; nod the secretary of the Uermau Society in consequence of reoeinug a letter from Captain Bchlicht. went to se* them, and subee-iQently provided for the German in the same manner that the English Consul had proTided for hie countrymen I was not able to obtain permission to see them until Friday, 6th instant, at uoon when I found that twenty- I dec had that morning been sent to the hospital, and that some few others had had their i-haine taken off. for what reason I could not learn. The Americans and some ethers X found very much dispirited In conse^uenc of the "Sfiisg- Mr Owen had held to them, and from - eing ethers so much better cared for. aud I did what I could to cheer them, assuring them that f would do my utmost to hare them as well pro* ided for as their more foi Innate companion had been On leering the prison 1 -poke to sereral of my friend" , about raising funds for the prisoners, and so great was th* interest shown in their behalf that our efforts wvie , crowned with the utmost success. I take this occasion to pay a.,u-t tribute to ttaoMt Cuban gentlemen who no generouslyprovided me with funds, without which my efforts would have been barren. and also to many Ameri u friend." who contributed not only money but per*val effort#, 1 would gladly mention namee. but the impo?ei , p.iity of naming all would render the particularising of a few apparently invidious. On Saturday, the pri oner- received -everal vi-its and 1 a ?utn ot money uhcrewitb to pureha-e broad; Mr. Smith ai-o took to them egar- and other comfort" On Sun- ' day morning their chain" were taken off. they were al- | k wed to bath- and I ?? enabled to -end them their extra clothing They were ill excellent spirit", and a- many 01 their countrj men tad now obtained permi--Ion to wi"it them and they found they w ere not abandoned by | their friend they were <iUlte gay. Writing materialwere to day allowed them, at the request of Mr. -mith. I ' and many of tin ni wrote to their home". They all re- ' need a -mail -urn of money to purcha-e -ueh trifle- aMiey might fancy. On thi day they received inform t- 1 tun that Commodore 1'arkcr VM not all aed to s-e then; which they regretted exceedingly, and. durin- | I he afternoon they hid a -hurt ri-it from Mr. Owen. ] On Monday morning, a- they were to em'.-ark early, I Mr -mith. Mr Callahan, and my-elf. vi-ited them before 1 day; they ba.l coltee and biead before g ong on beard. . ( IW id?- what they received from the government, each I . man hail a peajacket. a woollen -hirt, a pair of pant-, a 1 i air ef-tucking-, and a tin pot; and on board -hip were I I pi:red fcr their u-e S'Xli lte Jchocolate. two box*" tobaoc v two barrel- vim gar. and -ome-mail -ton- and the-i: *4 *746 *a- placed in the hand- of Capt. Ortfr .of tte C ffrimera de Cunt. tnala. for genera! distribution >u ar.fl- i val at the port of de-tination Be ide- this the Uernixu Boeiety gave Capt.Ortli al lfl for the Germ n and e>e- * ral per-on- left-um-for individual- Tliry embarked in (1 UKD -prni- auu HCfi. i-i near.u Ml je-.riug n uiu-i affectionate farewell to be ent to thei r friend-, with a-- 0 eurance-Of their high hop*, for a-peedy relea-e. Tho-e jj who remain her* awaiting hip will follow their companion in a few days. P Tbo-e who are iu the ho-pital are all doing -ell an 1 ?, are Tcry well cared for by every one around them They also hare been allowed writing materia!-- and tbe'r ' friends will probably receive letter- from them a iarly t a- they may receive this. The Captain General ha- been fl eery con-lderate and kind in hi order- relatire to h-th wick and well, and their attendant- and jailor-' have 0 treated th< m with much con-ideration. , In regard to exertion for their liberation I would s uggf-t to you-ome prompt effort in their behalf, through t the American Mini-ter at Madril for the rea-on that ? the pn ximate accoucbcuieut of the tfueen will afford a most advantageous opportunity to grant them all u tree 1 pardon and the liberation of three here would induce us ' to -ujpe-e that a like boon might be obtained for alt. i I have the [honor to be, ri pectfully your Tery obed ent 1 -errant. J 9 TURA8HEII. ( The followirg ia a liit of the prise uerr brought to Havana from the late Cuban Kxpeditioo. under the command of Uen. Nareiso Lopez and final diapo-ition of theui as far as known ? SEWT TO -PAIS 8V STEAMER ISABEL LA CATOILLA. Charles A Downer Mobile. J (ft Levy..... cue bee. J. 1> Hughes .New Orleans. f D Hough New Albany Ind seat to WAir ei snrr vrst s. Uliil 9ci:li -singer Hungary. K. H. McDonald Mobile. J. Norris* Mobile. I> ? De Wolf do. il J Tbomason.. do. j A K Wier do. j SE*T TO SSAIW ?V SHIS SBI-ll RA PE OfATEWALA. .Nsquin asanovs New Orleans . Ha 11. McKin-ey Bard-town. Ky Daniel 9eay New Orleans J D Baker do. La uia Bauder G-rmany Beny F. Hanna Baltimore j J. fa Cwyn New Orleans ' D.V Ronaevau do. I Va. H Craft Memphis, Tenn. \ J fa Bush New Orleans T A Simpson I'hiUde'pht* W. W lisle* New Orleans. A T. Pruitt Alabama 1 Thimas Hilton Washington. D. C W I. Wilkinson .Mobile. M Mullen St. LouL-. P La cost- New Orleans Patrick Coleman do. It L Hefron New York J as Brady Galena 111. Henry Schmidt New Orleans George Fo-ter do . a* Chapman Charleston. 0 "'ook Alabama C N?U Berlin. llenry B. Hart Peteraburg, Ya. Jae< b Faust St. Louis. Patrick MeGrath New Orl-aos. < "herlee J. Daily do I.H Pornel: dk>. Conrad Tailor Benin. Thorns- Denttn New Orleans. C A McMurray Baltimore. Anton: Hernandez Havana Alias J Otis Depotville. N V. Bernard Allen Ft Louis. JuDc (ha--ague llavaaa. Thokm II L.-e New Orleane it*cfge Met calf Ireland. H B Melealf do Robert M H rider NrwOrleane. II K Irolt. Kentucky fcn rjr- R Wii?oa Ph.ladelpb* William d augbn Kentucky William If Cameron Jeflertou county Va. Peter Mi Mullen Ireland. 'obn Denton New York franklin P Boyd do Tbrma* K Monroe. MImInupm Kdward Welm Herman >. Kobert Sehutl Pru*?1a C. Sekneeb Baden | ? rorge Moldibip St. Louie i .lame* II llenreey JttoOrlwn* I LnkeBeully, do. i Mlli'am W ilM.n do. Tb' nti Dailv do i Jamee M W'leon do Henry falle Liverpool I William K liurd .. .New "rlenn* ?> Bontiia ..Hungary. Bier lager do. Radalt' do. Curmeli do Peale do Kereker do Vwag Nflhoe ...., do Ahietar do Michael Kiro Austria David Wlnbom Ml?*teeltpl. Tho ma* Iludnall NewOrleaua H Yon S.-hllebt . .. Berlin J B Cunet New <>rlean" Timotby K Henry Natehei. ID ward Puraell. ? John M. Kitnl? ? K g Bel' New Weane'obn Carter ? Bernard Mct'nbe Ireland Jifcr Murphy do Hi rem W.rt Pprlnf \ alley '>hi C. * bring ? Jaire* Hatpin ? Her aiuin '.iltuan ClnrvnaatiOhio Kdward Cri*ey . ? SSi Jnn?" fmllh .'amef Mil.... ? lludfOW S'leou. A B . Lbdwtf New Drlean* Cherlef Hameon do Victor Dnprat do Ueary Btaamyre d? ?eorge Uulck Philadelphia Henry Mclleurv PnttevlU* Pa Charier GiUIn Cincinnati Obi John Murtlab Philadelphia Tboina* McClelland ... Ireland .'oho McKnntH Plttebuig Pedro M Lope/ Venezuela Pedro Velarco .Cuba, .er?uul I T/vpe* Manuel lleury tuba JMob llarbele l^rmany lonie Bnekei ... Hwh.. I Manual Martinez Havana F A Inine Cuba , i C. Mahen Danville hf. V John Doe well Baltimore W L ' onetanttnr Canada I William Conraa*. Uneom. Eng. | I? Schmidt Saaony ! t ' orad Becht ld Emorta Jame* i>e|.r1e NewOrlean*. I Harvey Will law* do. John 1 oopet ? Jamee II F fin <A*o ?HT? ?T HI'I'I _ It v J uun I*?w iiriMn-' " Tb. mu Utn, Mobil* Mirhi ?l N#w i >rl**aa. II John r> Hrt.wn _ | u Ocrft P B*ttj ClMlMWM Okfe. . t< A?b?T j rbtiMr. n*W (mmm I J4 Jw"b J?a*?rt ?.. J Th<m>?? Inin _ | l? TH* Ho?flT?l ?|.W ? !* ?IU? A. t AVrmtn, Cub*, arm C Ma.U'l Arm?r l~ J B Rbt1t? llali'Ta U* rrwtwlwi. ?t 1*?. tiirbt Rotart H Kill* WwhiB|t?n b 0 . l"ft bana. SKntsffSstsse Jrfca* !* ? QrJfW ?teo*l4T .11,U. j tf estee FlMes, Malta both lege. . G l'orter, Dublin, breast end arm. alight. ) Richardson. New Orleans, arm. (light. ' Cnrria Havana, arm. it. J. K.e<-nan. Mobile, finger, (light. lohn Talbot, New Orleans, hand airgfct. loee Douvreu Cuba. tide. (light. Wilson A. Rieeee. Mississippi, leg (light. William l.osner. Sasony finger I'homaa Ma, Neil. I urnpkin count? Ga tick Henry Jar per. Se.iony foot, (light. L. Padauka. Hungary, graze. slight. Willieui Miller Northampton. England, finger, (light. J. B. Weymouth. Nashville. Tenn hand slight. John Robinson. England, tide, slight, George Kdgsrton. Natchez, rick. N. I.opr*. Mwuud P b. Van Vechtea, delivered to Captain Platte Amlrae Gonialez, in prison, gomers. New Urlxan*. par'toned Captain Lope/., in prison. Julio llirren detained here J A Kelly, liberated. U. S. lliiynea. do. Id relation to the above, Mr Thrasher had appended the subjoined note:? Pur Sir?The foUawiag baet been brought in vine making cut the liet I ecat you, unit 1 am told four more are in the country. All here are doing well. J. 8. TURASUKU. Capt. John Johnson. Kentucky Kugene t'ay London. Kug. George I'are Petersburg, Va. John A Sowers KarryviUe. Va. Joeeph Steveus New York. 1 red' in k liagur Prussia. Andi'S Ceetera Spain. IN HOSI'I TAL. DavidCano New York. Ckas. J. Hodge. .England. The Furo f>idustnal has really been suppressed. We bad received a rum ir of this fact by tha last rrrnal; the following ?oto from the editors sonflrms the statement;? Havana, left. 2.1M1. Pt.aR Sir ?You will ple.ise stop our exah;uag>. a" thepublication of our paper has been nnipaad 1 by the goo ranifit. Do u.i the favor to publiebthis for the information of our numeri ua exchanges, and oblige your vi-ry <bedient servants. Koitobs ' Faro Ino'-jtrial." The Dun to dc lu Mart tut and Cicetu d< lu H.thaiui are filled with editorial articles upon the failure of the expedition of Lopez, an 1 glorifications on the bravery and fidelity of the army and the Cuban population. They state that lion Jose de la Concha, Japtain General of the island, left Havana on the llthinr* . onboard the steamer Pizzaro, to visit the <attle field? of Lopez The Cap tain General, wh) was iccompanied by the principal officers of the adL.nistration, was received, it is said, at Mariel, \ahia Honda, lean Cristobal and .^an Anton;o, ritb the marks of unbounded enthusiasm. He retimed, with his suite, to Havana, on the Pith. Toe bject of his visit was to reward the persons who ad aided the troops against the expedition. These apers also give an official account of the offers and abscrivtions of the citizens who sent to the adminisration money for the aid of the wounded, and for he widows and children of the killed in the conlict. A performance was also given for tke satne iDject, at me xucon tneaire, wnii-n prouuceu a urn *f eight or ten thousand dollars. A To Ileum vas sung, in great ceremony, at the Cathedral, tnd was attended by an immense crowd. Our Hat ana Correspondence. HaVama, r'ept. 15, 15(51. The Clt 'ing Stoics of the Lo/t: Expedition?The Cent I it ion of the Prisoner*?Account of the h'.rpeitition, by an ?Splendid Conduct of the British Consul. 1 I wrote you a few hurried lines by the last packet, to the effect that the revolution in Cuba had be>.n completely put down. 1 assure you that at erne time the goternment was under the greatest date of appt ebension and alarm, for they believed, ?s every body else did,[that if Lopez only succeeded, with ever so few men, to get on the island, .he whole Creole population would have immediately pronounced in his favor. Men had become so accustomed to hear of the determination of the Creoles to endeavor and make a strike for their ndependenee, that when Lopez succeeded in ffecting his disembarkation, the best informed and Dost respectable Spaniards told me that they con. idered the island was lost to Spain. Probably, hal .opez carried oat his original plan of landing on be coast of the Central Department of the Island, ihere we have teen the disaffected did mal.e , sort of effort, a different result may have turned at, but having put into Key West, Lopez there earned that the Vuelta de Abajo had pronounced igainst the government, and allowing himself to be iver-persuaded by General 1'ragay, they determined o steer for tfahia Honia, where they landed durng the night of the 11th ultimo. 1 consider now that the government have dis covered how impotent are the threats of the Creoles, bat >pain bua firmer hold upon the island than sver she had before, and that in future, so far as 'fgards their losing the island by the efforts of the reolee themselves to obtain their independence, the [overnment of .^pain may rest perfectly tranquil, .opes was basely deceived by the Creoles; the ;oveinment were deceived?we have, in fact, been J1 rir^ivpii roallv alarmAil and Linking the time had come when the Creoles would iave made au effort for their freedom, made every reparation for civil war. l.opei and hie men were acriffced by tbe?e cowardly men, who expected hat he and hi." handful o: brave men were to beat he whole Spanish army, while they were to remain inietly at home, and atter it wat all cut and dried or them, e rne in for all the honor* The hardihips endured by the survivors of thia ill-fated expedition arc detailed in the accompanying narraive. [To be found in another column of the iat.v i. J >?verat obtained permission to visit them a day or wo after their arnval here, and the aympathiei of he British Consul and Vice Omul were soatrongly nhate<l in their favor, that they fortunately were hie to be of cenaiderable service to them, and for rhlch the poor fellows seemed to be very grateful magine ICO lads?f?r the.v were nothing more? ] heir agea I am sure do not average twenty yean? ooped together in un ill-ventiiated roem, in auch a I iimate- They had cot Lot n allowed t? wash, had he r heads closely shaved, chained together heavily y the I* gs, and with the ordinary dre?a of convicts: ?any Buffering severely from shot wounds Many reil connected and h'ghty intelligent lads were imocg them, wild, heedless boya, who had ioined he expedition ai much for th sake of adventure is any thing elie Their c- ndition, unt.l the Briiah < onsala were fortunately able to obtain relief? hrcugh the influence they po?? seed?was def lorn >le in the extiemc But in justice to the Captain j eteral. upon receiving the representation* which hey had IOIIfl}ld to him, he granted tuctu ' nany indulgences They pointed out the good it 1 aomld do thf government to permit the prisoners ;o write to their friends and re.atives in the Mates, nasmuch aa the m< n being terr.bly exasperated by >h ! barosh-pa tb?-y had M ndtrgw. ai d their pre- i unt bard late, which hud b en .rought about by he flightful decent; .* practiced toward* them by be duoli s. who Lad ailure i thein to their Jcstruc- ! loa, and then abandoned them to their fate, would lave the <L> r of mt. 'ely (uashing t.,r ever in j uture, the i\m| itUi - f the American people in oeir behalf You will find a full statement of all that oc* uned, from the landing of the expedition at ' V^rillo," on the 111It ult., up to the departure I >f tie main body of the priioners lor "pain on tbe 'th i*?t. The narrative was written by one of the ffieen, who ia still hete among tbe wounded. The atrcme youth of there lads generally, and he | amble deception practised to allure them nto thai ridiculous expedition, will, I hope, induee hose ii friertial person1 who bar# relatives among he prisoiMia (and there ere ions of senators, judges, [overnors, u.d 1 kn< v not what all), to move nea- i en and eatOi for their liberation, a fitting oppor- ' wily, too. Portly offering for the Spanish g>emment to arane that hoon on the accouchrnent d the ' jueen Besides which the press should fob ow up the fact ?f the ( aptain (ieneral's already iaiing giver a precedent, which ought to operate n the liberation <f these poor fellows, he having [ranted, ?.t bu will and plca-ure, pardon o four of them; an s-t of hi* I confeae 1 do not | ppreriate, for I c?nn-,t understand the justice of irre ionp i* ...met- tbo ptejoi there, when all mu? bar. b?n easily guilty. I ran that yen w.ll not iota ?i8ht of theee unhappy i?en ? eaee, but do cwryi bin, in your power to obua their epeedy liberation Xe I ?aid before, here are many young men -ay., ofeplendid talent" TO?who, from mere reeklewne*. had been induced ?Join the expedition, porkape, toi. with the noble lea that they were about to be engaged in the eneroae cauee of giving liberty to an opprceeed mple, April k, 1*31. irtmhr to tto F> tends of tto Primm*?Bnm tutors Airivtd? Trrrtbit Snftrin^-Arreu <{ (A sural Rn*alt< fx.r Cturns diet Mr Thraehar, of thix city, lata editor of the Farx e/w trial, whi 'li wax recently tnppreeped by ordar tie aytaii Cfpcrhl, b? a<Mrt??f<i circular H theflBb of the eeptivee, a copy of which I ?close t^Hhthinking that the lift of the prisoners ubh maywb useful to you. 1 an happy ft being able to acquaint you that the wounded, with the exception of two?a Mr. Hodge and a t'ubfn are all doing well. ?cven additional prisoners were brought here the night before lait; (w of then had been terribly 1 ill-treated, having been bayoneted nine tines in | the hack, becaewa ho did not novo as fast along the roads as the anldiers required him to do, and : which it waa impossible to do, being wounded in ( the feet; another* who had delivered himself up to three peasants, was struck from behind, by one of them, with a large knife; the blow being armed at I his throat, took nim across the left eye, and laid it I completely opeh. The poor fellow made a desperate struggle for his life, and succeeded in despatching oae of the three wretches, when the other two fled. After suffering dreadfully for mors than i a week, the maggots having got intotiie wound, he i at length lull in with a humane negro, whs agisted j him to dvers his wounds, and gave him to eat, and finally oonducted him to the head quarters of the commaading officer of the district of itahia Honda, who bad his care duly attended to. 1 vnaerstanu time <. enerai uosaies is unuer arresi for cowardice, in not having seconded Ceneral t'??? in the attack in which the Utter lost his life. Havana, Sept. 17, 1S51. The Singuiar Conduit of the American C'jnsul? The Fxaution tj the Fifty?fVert their Remains Aiut dated !?Arrival of Mrs. Downer?Interview u ith the Bishop. A series of letters have appeared in the columns of the True Dilta, of New Orleans, said to have been written by respectable Americans, endeavoring ' to exonerate Mr. Owens, the American Consul, in , his want of attention to Col. Critteaden ;md his un: fortunate companions, who were executed at 11a. ' vaca on the 1 tith ult. Either those respectable ^ Americans are very easily to be imposed upon, or knew nothing whatever of what they pretend to do, with regard to the recent executions, or they never ' could have been induced to mako such misstatements as they have done. lu the tirst place, they said, "that Mr. Owen had no idea that the prisoners to be shot were Americans, but that ho believed they were fifty of the Havana citizens." Now, j this goes to prove that he was aware that there were seme parties to be shot, although the corres! pendent pretends to say that ho knew nothing at all about the execution until it was all over. To state, too, that the unfortunate men were put into coffins, is beyond my comprehension. A sk tke Cuban government whether or not they provided coffins for thoso fifty men that were shot Commodore Parker, however, will answer thac question ; he will also fully satisfy his government as to the truth of the facts of the mutilation of the dead bodies of poor Crittenden and Lis brave followers, so inhumanly shot under the walls of Atares Any person who ventures to say he saw the remains mutilated is instantly confined in jail, as was the been, already, ten days under close confinement, for having had the temerity not to deny that he saw parts of one of the poor lellows publifly exhibited at the Dominica. Mrs. Downer arrived on the Cherokee,yesterday, from New Orleans, in the hope of rescuing her only son, who is one of the survivers of the expedition. She brought letters to several influential pirties here, and among others, one to the Bishop, who promised everything in his power for her; but her son had already left in the Isabel la Catolica for Spain. The Bishop informed her, among other things, that at his intercesiion the Captain General had detetmined upon shooting only eighteen out of the lifty, and that bad the American Consul called upon his Excellency and pressed the matter, thirtytwo lives would have been saved; but a commission from the Catalans having learned that such was his Excellency's intention, waited upon him (Mr Zulueta was one of the commission) and stated that, unless the whole fifty were executed, th) Spaniards would not be satisfied After the execution of those men, the Pretua, one of the journals of this city, published an oxtra, which has since been called in from the public libraries and i flices. If you will take the trouble to refer to it?for here there is not one to be got?you will find this remarkable fact, which is the cause of its suppression;?"After the execution of the pirates, the people fell upon their remains, fits, (re.'/a?),"and then it was the mutilation took place. The government seeing the great excitement which that inhuman act caused in the United States, are doing everything in their power to throw discrelit upon the aiitrtion, and therefore it is that such as with to preserve their liberty are careful not to acknowledge what was seen and known to the whole of Havana. Tlae Cause of the Failure of the Lopex Hlpertltlons. ; TO the ItlllTOR Of tim new YORK MKRAI.O. Havana, Sept. 13, In reading over, in your well contacted periodical, to which lama subscriber, your extensive Havana correspondence, it bus much surprised me to have I found that none of its writers have been able, or i been willing, to give you the true cause of the non* success of Loper and his followers, in their tw* enterprises to aid the Unbans to proclaim their inI dependence. 1 trust to deserve of your well knjwn impartiality, and love of truth, that you will gire the following . lines to the public in your paper, repeating it ia 1 your Weei.i.y HrxALo, that 1 may derive the bene' fit of a copy. Let me begin by saying that 1 am a Creole, heart and soul, native of Havana, born of creols parents, and have, therefore, a right to take an interest in . the welfare of my satire land; and I defy any man to love bis country and ccuntryuien more than I do Cuba and the Cuban. 1 have been educated in the United States, ana hat e lived there during my bothcod for many years, during which time 1 made many staunch friends, whom I osteem to this day. consequently 1 simpathize with the Americans in general. 1 mention these two circumstances that it may not he said of me, either that 1 am bought by the Spaniard), (as hai happened to athen who have wtitten on this subject,) or that I bear an illwill to the Americans; for. however, much I may deaire their welfare. In a case in which both the/ atd the Cuban* are ctneerned, 1 naturally give the latter the preference 1 have said that 1 love my country. 1 do not entertain the least doubt all my countrymen do *0 liktwi-e with the same fervor, with the same dieinterettness; but there are a great many way* of desiring the welfare ol ne's country?there are many kind* of patriotism, an I it aa? much grieved the better educate! and mire civilised sU-s of Cuban*, te see the err<-neoue idea; and ruinous desites eaprttsei by patriot* in all the American pipers and it would gr.eve them much more thai | it sh< uld be supp se t that those ideas are the ones adopted by the above mentioned class. " ' 'ne iwailow doe* not make a ?utniner," anl, there, i fore, the few who have written to Lope * for ail ' atd sent money to him for th? getting up of eepc diticcs, tiiuat not be classified as Cubans, but as a j very small pott ion of the Cuban*, perhaps the most interested, perbap* only hallucinated My task i* therefore limited, for the present, t,, explain ar.d give to light the real desires and opinion* oi the illustrious and most thoughtful class, who can, with some right, call themselves patriots, having mora reason to know what the welfare of thie country is, and, having more to lose, should any occurrence contrary to its interest take place, than all the other classes of the population put together. In ipesking of this class of Cuban* let it be understood that I include that pait of the Luropean -Spaniards resident here, who deserve that name by the great number of ysars they have been in this island, by their talrnt, by the property they possess hers, and whore interest and welfare are as mnch linked to Cuba as that of the American .Spaniards is. This division, which I t.' w m ike, does not in reality (lilt ; these two clatfel only form one in < aba. and in treating of politic* they generally "hunt in I couplce," and alwaye speak of the island a? their ' country, without dietineticn It U true, very true, that the Cubans are dlecoutented with their present government, for many i rear one; they all with for a more liberal ?na? one, In the adminlatration of which they can take a ' hare, on an equal footing with tboee named by tha Wothtj country; anewbMl will git# them tbf u* 0 of aom* rights and liberties whieh they do not at present enjoy. But, at the same time, they are all of opinion that there are other mean* of obtaining all thla besides a revolution, expedition!, armi, and 1 blood. Would liberty?a word generally ao erro neooely understood?bought by any of theae inatrumtnts, eompenaate for the ruin it would occasion the island, by the interruption of her now flourishing career? No; it ia utterly out of the question j Cuba baa too much to lose, to venture her welfare to such frail and uncertain agents. Nobody, whc knows the country at all, can tor a moment suppose that Juba will in any way derive the least benefll from such disastrous means. Has not this been tot well proved already by the result ef the insurrectior of I'uerto Principe! What did these few hallucinates young men obtain ? flow many joined 1 Still, everybody pitied their fate, every man sympathized with them. Why ? because never were better intentions harbored in a man's breast, never did man so disinterestedly desire the happiness of his fellow countrymen, than the Axueros did. Put why did they not succeed ? For tne reasons above stated; All desire the same object, their aim is general; bu; not ail, very few, approved those movements; not all think that, by force, trill Cuba advance; blood will not afford her what she needs. The Agueroa had not studied their country; they wore too sanguine; their error was the cause of their sad fate, and not the cowardice of the Cubans, as they said in their last moments. A question, an important one, now presents itcell to view. If Cuba calls for & more liberal govern iuvuvi 10 ib an uccvBfifrjr sue rauuiu uo sepannou

from the mother country ' ii it of imperious necessity that she should proclaim her independence, and annex herself to the I :nited States 1 Can she not aecomplisMier objeot in any other way ! Let ah good Cubans answer, with one voice, no, no, to all these questions except the last. For Cuba can, and will, ucoomplish her object without recurring to any of these means; <f she cannot do so now, she will in time, and, in the meanwhile, let her be patient and tranquil, or sho will lose all. We will now turn our eyes, and look at the probable result ol the annexation ol Cuba to the L'uited ! States, leaving aside whether she would be admitted into the Union as a slave cr free State, a topic of vital importance to Cuba, but which needs not to be discussed at present. In the first place, the two races of Americans and Spaniards are in so many ways different, that it is ridiculous to tkinh they will ever amalgamate. Their language, customs, manners, character, opinions and religion are so deviated, .hat there would never be a point of union between them; and last, not least, how much mors superior is not the one to the other, in point of advancement in civilisation, and in every other respect ! A8 soon as Cuba is admitted into the Union, aha will be inundated with emigrants from all parts of the Union, just in the same manner as they did to Louisiana and Florida, as tbey are doing to California. They would do so in this case in a much greater proportion, on account of the distance being smaller and the passage cheaper. In a very short spice of time, the American would be the predoini' naut population of the island; tho language adopted, English; and the Spaniards, being the minority, wo lid nc considered as strangers. All the commerce, all the manufactures, all the agriculture would be in the hands of enterprising Amoricans. How will the poor, uneducated Creoles be ablo to compete with tne Americans! What will becomo of the poor gun/tro*, who barely knew how to read and write, and who are only now beginning to learn the use of the famous nev ploughs invented many years ago in the United .^tutes, when an intelligent ] farmer sets up next door to them,does his work in half the time, and knowing' more of agricilture,obtains a far better crop ! Whit would become of the law1 vers, who, not knowing English nor American legia{ lation, would hare to abandon their, perhaps, productive profession, and adopt some other mode of liviDg 1 What would the physicians do, who, for the same reason, would never be callel by Americans, whose practice would be confined to the Spa: niards, the lesser part of the population ! Tis true the upper classes would be benefitted by such a change, tne rich and well educated would keep above water; but tho middling and the working classes would be totally superseded by American superiority; and as they are the most numerous, it is their interest which must be first considered. ' All this proves one thing pretty clearly, that Cuba and its American population would gain much by annexation; but the present generation of , Cubans would lose their all?their race would be totally extinguished. They would in the same manner be driven back into some corner, as were the Indians, the original inhabitants of the island when the Spaniards landed. Again, that for two nations to join and become one, they must be equal | in evety respect, or the inevitable ruin of one will j be the result. The Americans being, as is already stated, the most numerous, will naturally vote themselves into i office; and how, then, do the Creoles obtain their 1 principal aim, their share in the government of ' uba! It would be taking Cuba away from the Spaniards to give it to the Americans, and the Cubans always the losers. As a proof of the little sympathy the Cubans have for the Americans, let me ask?How was Lopez received by the countty people ! in the , Vuelta Abajo, the most discontented part of the island, how many joined him! Not one; on the contrary, the " gunjiros" joined in part the Spanish , troops, and others chased them aoout with dogs, sparing none, till not a vestige of thctn remnuK-d. This class will have nothing to do with those who do net speak their language, and not knowing them at all, even think they ere not Christians These are the ideas of the uneducated class of Cuba; they have a peculiar hatred to all strangers, and prefer a thousand times to treat with the Spaniards, though their masters Cuba may beoome American by force and the thedding of much blood; but willingly, 1 doubt if it will ever take place- And sh>uld it be taken by force, by Southern rowdies and loafers, (for no noble minded American would do such a grievous wrong to a fellow creature), in what Siato will they find it, after a lasting and bloody war! Would Cuba then compensate their losses! No. Would the compensate the damage Spain would occasion them by tea ! No, again; not by a great deal. Is the war between France and Spain alteady forgotten ' war repugnant to the inhabitants of Spain who rote up en wiu.??e again-t the French in crnsirri lima oriel awful htvftp in nnmar. oui ai.d well {copied French rank.'. The tame would happen in Cuba, should there be a war iu it, contrary to the ideas of the people. What method, then, remains for Cuba to attain a liberal government! This: let her bo tranquil and patient till all ideas of annexation aro forgotten; then let her tend to .^pain representatives to adrccate her cause; let them be men ot talont, well Terted in political intrigue, well supplied with money, for the may not succeed in one year, but she will in two, for certain; for it it the only way that ?pain can retain Cuba in her potiet?ion. if she recur- to harsh treatment, the is ture to loee her; and it it, at the same tim\the only way in which Cuba can obtain a change of government, without undergoing a severe downfall. In the meantime the loses n<> time by keeping <[Uiet With tucb a man at Concha for a Governor, the goes ahead with wonderful rapidity. Till Cuba obtains another government, the Cubans ought not to allow him to be recalled. .No honest man can desire his recall; they are only infamous speculators, who are not allowed by his good management to rob and cheat, who can aim at such a thing. Never had Cuba for a Governor such a talented. | .iust, and ^liberal man, as General Concha; he is a man of the new school; he has no antediluvian notions about fbim Ht ha* atna'iy tent m to&piin I i ariw?e?, ntiang ;>crmi?smw to mnkt certain comi cetttont to the pcplt, tekiih he cou< / itr < uecesmv His rext lit er, perhaps, contains the | rews of a revolution, or of the seizure of various roontenU I. ItC. .^p?in naturally refuses, and irstead of allow ing b irn to loosen the reins, she orders bin to tighter them. It is bad poli<y, but she must he excused; ?he never knows correctly what is f as.-irg. it is always badly interpreted. Therefore, retresentatives who will put everything in their true light, are of vital necessity. Cuba, by herself, as a nation, cannot exist;'she .< too .'D.i l.?aj.d too thinly populated; she might aspire to such a thing many, many years hrnce. Hut, for the present, she must be under the wing of some powerful nation. Is it not more natural that she should eling to her mother than seek favors of strangers, because they have been refused to her for not having known how to a-k for them ^ iVaic now concluded my task; it has caused pie some trouble, - n accunt of my inexperience in such matter-; such as it is, 1 give it up to the publie for criticism. I would much re.ioioo at seeiag the Lint i<? -it In Muniui and the C'rtmtm of j<ur city translate, if not all. its principal arguments, for the benefit of my countrymen who bars gone a*traj Ptgging you again to giva it a j.lace in /our colunne, I rtinain, t.entleuien, \ our bumble errant, Piiilo Ct'ltA. Another Intereatlug Statement of ilie Cuban > X|i?<lltlon. by one of the larvliart. The following narrative ? a* writt? a bjr ona of th- turTivore of the iil fated expedition to Cuba, under the ftP)anteh Oe neral. Don Nartiao Leper and will doubU?? be reed with great iatereat :? The expedition, under the command of General Life* amounting to tea men. landed, on the night of the Hib Auguat at a 'Ball Tillage. about ten mile* weal of Baliia Honda The following morning General Lope* and etatf. with the Catena llangartane. and Col tl I. Downman ? c?n>pany etarted "a the tnirdi for l a* i'o-ae. dletant about nine Bilef. letting Colonel Crittenden a LominatJ ia ebarge of (be i ?** *? K?. Kten a*, thi* early -l*i/ of the prcsttdiugx, the ?ipdlu<j? t<gaa to experience ., -^1 Mt Mew Orleans witbowt awtiUp koiu, ball irnn, wipers, or ?tu a pioker and brush. Tbrlr htiNNokr wore useless In kssping out the water, and the llttlo am. munition that ramained to them was thut which they took from the Spanish troop* alter the battle of Las Posse. In this deplorable eondltlon they found tkemselvan within half a mils of the town of dan ChrUtoeal, which they could hare taken, distressed as they wer* ; but upon a careful Inspection of their ammunition, it woe found that only about thirty or forty muskets were serviceable. They accordingly abandoned their intention of taking that town; but selsoted a good pcciticn neac to it, and encamped thei e for the night. They continued their march the following da/, the 30th, but so disC'*ed had they now become from hardship snd the manner in which they now found that they bad been deceived by the wretched Cubans, who by false representations end bj ottering all -orte of inducements to them if they would but come and assist tb<m to obtain their Independence from tha dominion of Bpaln, this handful of brave meu, who had ventured their lives, their all, in the cause of freedom, found themselves most cowardly abandoned by those who had so allured them to their destruction.' They had too surely found that the Cubans know not how to conquer their independence, and consequently never can be free by their own efforts Many of the men now became Hi. and were left to din in the mountains, and on the roadsides, and if dsath had not already kindly put an end to their sufferings, to b? murdered by the ferocious Spanish snd Creole peasantry. On the 21st thuy bad been fortunate enough to procure som* thing to eat for break font, and were all busily engaged cooking when the royalist troops came upon Lopez's sentinel before he had time to glTe th? alarm and they were again surprised. The numbec of the Liberators had now become reduced to about oim hundred an! fifty men, and they bad amongst thenar some eighty muskets,a portion only of which were fit foe use ; nevertheless, they instantly formed into position fmMe* of Umm hur? ^ip, which It *u destined ?n *o (tartly to ow^nrtalu them with iul*. Tta men w*r? put la aotloi ud nmM Lao Posts about midday. T^y had not eaten a morsel during tta previous I'nirty hour*, ao that it waa with groat MtWae'Uon they found that the few troopa which had boon (tationod at Laa Poaaa bad loft tta place permitting tta invadora to take quiet possession, whioh they at onco proceeded to do, and to satisfy their hunger. At eight the next morning, just aa the 1 men were cooking their breakfast, their outposta ware ' attacked by the advanced guard of the royal troopa The ' liberators had scire el y time to rush to their armi and t form, before the enemy were down upon them. The left , wing of the little army, under the command of Captain ( Johnson, was attacked first. General Lopes, with an aid| > rode up to tta point where Captain Robt Kills, of Wash' in g ton. and his man were stationed, and (aid to him,' Sir, ( you hare this day a poet of honor," the right of the regir ment, "and I (ball expect you to hold it." The men [ replied to this with a cheer, ao unanimous and loud tta^ it appeared to stay for a moment the advance of the ; royal troops, and General Lopez, In person, led them I to their poeitlon, whioh waa in tbe front of the village to the extreme right; Captain Brigham's company next; Captain Goti's and Captain Stewart s companies in the i centre. The Spaniards were greatly superior in numbers; their force consisted of 700 infantry and 100 lancere, whioh had been sent from Havana in steamers. The force [ under Lopez, in this battle, was something less than SCO, all told. A brisk tire was commenced and kept up i with great warmth on both sides. The guns several ' times became so heated that tta men were obliged to cease tiring until they cooled Tbis battle lasted about two hours, when both sides ceased by mutual consent. Many of tta brave fellows, who bad fought like tigers, were now stretched on the ground, unable to rise bs1 cause of the extreme heat and the fatigue they had undergone. The enemy, having received reinforcements soon after made another attack; and, alter many ineffectual 'endeavors to drive Lopez from bis position, were i themselves repulsed, with considerable loss. Upon this tccation, and this only, General Lopez just before the last attack of tbe royal troops, ordered tbe men to be given tnch a glass <f spirits, which they -tood much in need of, and which went along wsy to enliven them a ad reanimate them for the second charge, l'larly in the latter part of these battles. Captain Kills received a ball which horribly shattered his left hand { and another in the groin, which compelled the poor fellow. although much agalost his will to be carried oil the field Gen Trsgay was mortally wounded; Capts. Uoti and Brigbam, l.ieutenats Dunn and Riley, with about twenty privates, were rendered bora de combat, and were all put into tbe hospital, and eventually fell into the hands of the royal troops and butchered in cold blood. The royalhte, seeing how ineffectual their endeavors bad proved to dislodge Lopez from bis position, gathered most of their wounded together and retired, leaving on I the field 132 dead and 18 wounded men, eleven thousand round of cartridges and many other useful articles. Captain Stewart's company, and that of Captain Ellis, now under tbe command of the young but br&Te Lieutenant Kdmnnd McDonald, were sent to pursue the Spaniards, ant1, if possible, to endeavor to form a junction ! with Colonel Crittenden, who was expected to be on the 1 march from Mirillo to i'osas. (Jen I.opec having, the | previous evening sent him two wagons to assist in bringing forward the btggage. Stewart's and McDonald's men had marc lied about three miles on this service, when discovering large bodies of the enemy, and their men being ' greatly fatigm-d. having already gone through so much hgnting during the morning.Captain Stewart thought it more prudent to return. I The superior force of the royalists, in both engage Uiiruto, " <i m J ft*-" ??? Wjj" a -IUI--IJ, uvnuru 111 it was upon this occasion cau only be attributed to hi* men belt g such excellent marksmen Home of them tired at none but i flicere; and that account? fur the great mortality among ibat class, who were picked oil by the ycungert of the libeialor- But. to giro the royal troop- their due. they certainly came up to the charge like men. General Lopea's gallant little army, too, bad sullen d merely In the last charge made by the royalists. the brave old Colonel Downman wm killed. Lie received no leas than nine wounds. Lieut. J. B. Labuzan wan killed at the same time. Lieut. Herin and the oaptain of the Cuban company, with about 22 privates, all fell in this last engagement. Gen Lope/., however, maintained his position at Las Posaa until midnight of the llth when Captain Kelly arrived with abcut .'10 af the 116 men left under the command of Cil. Crittenden In charge of the baggage at Morlllo, and reported the disastrous intelligence of tho complete dispersion of the Colonel's command in a vain attempt to join the headquarters at Los Posas. It appears that Colonel Crittenden, alarmed at not hearing from i.enerai Lopez dispatched a not? to him on the ICth for orders, which was replied to, to the sllrct that Um Colonel mu-t march immediately to join him at l.iis Poeae. where we havo seen that Lopes himself * us sufficiently occupied In defending his position against a considerable Spanish army. Crittenden Lad scarcely proceeded three miles on his march, wl.en he was attacked by Ave hundred of the Itoyal troops. He succeeded, however, in routing them; hut the Bpaniaids teturnrd to the charge, three quarters of an Dour afterward, with two pieces ot artillery; audafter a desperate but -taort engagement. effected hi* raniplete abper-ion Only Captain Kelly, and about thirty others, were able to efleet a junction with General Lcpet Home were Killed; and the Colonel, with abaut fifty-two < there, made their way to the bcach---a fatal Idea, on hi> part forth.} w. iv immediately surrounded by the troops, who eut off all chance ef tbefr being able to .join the main body of tlieir comrades at l.aa Posas, and in a | desperate attempt to get to thaiu by sea. were unfurtu> nately fallen in with by the Spanish -L amer llabanero. ! under the immediate orders of Admiral llustilla-, were captured brought to Ilavana. on the loth, and ahn th* asms morning, in cold blood, undor circumstances of { gn at barbarity b.viugthe usdeecness of renitining at Laa room, a wretcb.-d village, end ao situated thai -hey would have been soon compelled to capitulate to the immense force which was cloetng rund them Ocn. Lopez tear* order* to retreat during tbe night of the 13th. and the liberators wire accordingly put in motion far the mountain*. Two Cuban*. cr.-ole- of the island. joined the expedition just before leariog La* l'oea*. fought Very bravely. hare be* n mad* prison. ra. and will probably be shot The marrh wa? continued until sunrise. when the* halted and 0O"krd - .me beef, glad enough to at it without *alt cr bread They mad an excellent dinner, cn the 14ik. off the remainder of the same bullock, and in the reening resumed their tuar.'b. ?h:ch they eontinned without any incident worth relating, until the 1 ITtb Tbey halted once a da* to eat and sleep. ernietime# marching eighteen liouie out of t lie tw<-nty-l"ur Their on y nourishment cou*.?t -d <#t be* t roasted aer>m their ramrods Their a*'rag* loee ?i< ten men a day, who ga*r up cn the road tr >n? the fearful heat of the . climate and the exceeei** fatUu. of forced march*#o**r almoat itiacce?iid* mountain* All who lagged upon the mir b aid were picked up or fallen in with b* the entm* wire in*t?ntly ?hnt A>?out midday on the ITtb. tiiey reached a plantation whloh formerly be| longed to (and ie still own.-1 hy the family; <1*11. Lopet, tbe clject < t much antleiy to the nearly famished men. a* there llu-y were to bare a 'ond rest and plenty to ant. Tcor fellows, they were doomed to sad disappointment. . A sort of fatality attended .ill their endeavor* to satisfy the rra*it g* of hoaxer They ha 1 lie- n for day# travelling ore* mountain* which the ?pat tarda found impaa*abi*, cutting thslr way with their katcbet# and with scarcely sufficient food to keep body and ir>ul together, and having at set reached Den's estate the haven looked . forward to a* the renting place wberetbey hoped to recover. after the dreaJful hardships they had had to undi r 3o. they wire in the act of sitting down to a bountiful Inner, which the old Oeneral had at last been able to pui urefor them when, ut that very m ment tlieywere Bead ataaoet to deapair by the cry of The enemy are upon u- 11 lec I I m- B It barely allowed for J the men to ttv to th>ir stun, when the Ppaabh lancers, who lied rapidly formed tn front of the infan try prepated tc charge The liberators had been taken by surprise I'oituuately fir them. I.opei bad ' hu-rn sui h an advautageou* posit 1 m for kia men who | were posted among aome mango tr*?*. that had net one ' t his aids uupni'lently ri I |.-n tlirough the rank*, saying that the general Iwlt'Ved them to be friend*, pattiota | who 1 ed ctme to j- .n tL?ni the while of the 160 lancer* ' mint ha< I n Ul 1 . hut avaffi a* it was. tluiely di-covet in* bis irtiM the il-c-tal isa -d his orders, and (errib * sis the bav.c mad* ?n.ot.g tb-m .-ueh a warm twceptl .n nn? the rest to d>*ht and Ixipei btcane so e atrd with the avery > f h in a ?h i had gained so decided is virtoty c*. t '!u*en * t.C'.pa. ihat kef. rtned | the b"ld plan I ?tt;.ck n; their in'ao'.ry on th"ir own irriund It's litt e army ?? *-">f4iBgl7 march.d to a hUh lull di taut ei 's.t e iuart?r of a mile, which they w*n- enabb d ' > reac i b-f >r# the wh'.le force of the ic.yali*t? bad tunc to f.rui or prevent limn 1 Uinta boty I th? Pp* iiard*. t u-l-tioi. . 11 too inquiry t a . lur.-e 1 upon toe liberator*. mud t the hattle becMne <?n-r?i The fuya'.ht* w?r? pritacted bya.haptarai m l Lope/ bad p-l'i hit man ur*n h bill I'rriiape the tlat poaith o whh h L pri bad eb'-en for bit man and their iecUed inferiority oyer tlia ."pa ntarde ? n.ark'm. n ? fa ulted la lila fa*or inxI much a* that att-r ubc*e h .if an h?ur constant firing <>o ' b'lh aidi?. the scaariiDaai tt '0< withdrew in good order. laaairg '.-mri: I. p.* ma?t?r Of tha b-ld Tin rrvali-t* lo?| In Ibi* action tbair ronnnMnd?r-lni rhlef. bla Kiaeiletry 1iat?ral ! ?n Manual da t'.nna I l.iautanant r-rn *r f tha ie.and. nlr.aal Nodal ireny tibial- tf l?aa no'", and a eon-ldwral.l# uum! lard n.<a Tb- loaxof It" lii-arator- aw ?ery | nj'n thi* o. c??l.? niirf entirely to lha upland id I |0*iit< n nliirh they In tax n up It amount-d ' only to ona kill, d an J b,ur wout lad Tha loa? of tha >janltid?. aer'.rdln< to their official accounia. amount d to alout titty killad. ina.udin* the Ommander-in1 thief. Die dinner wbi'h tl.a liberator* ?tood " much In Mad of aid for ?blah th y ba l fou<bt ?o ?nlllantly. ! ?aa anjoyad ?lib a doul W i"t fi >ui t he fact of tbalr , beitg to taatly Japilf.d if t Tn- reuialol-r of tit. 17th all tha IMh ai..l part of tha ICth. trax apant in 1 marrhlt p. al out Id coon ol tha llnb, ?hila in th" mr.un tame ll.aj tinted ?*y one of tbo tairiflc tbund<r | -trim- which ara no prtmlrtrt at Ihla ? -%* Of the yaar in I bate ntltudaa. parlnlly in 'ubn aud whiah delude 1 th*- tountry wl.h rain 71.1- continued without inieriritalm fir two da)-, aid than it wa? and not till th<n tl at tbi- I lata lit'la i m l of haroaa vara ( dined to trmHhlrg lik" diapair They had now baan a ??l or tan daya n the bland. moat of the time with < ut food, tad fought three aetefe Imttlex and not yet loan J'iikiI by bat two of tha people, to whnee call f.u aid and aafhtaria In lha OTaitbtow of a tyrannical and d?tj.< lie ("Mm ant lb)? bud r<> |>r nipti'y raapmnd'd I ?|oi.l to ail tl.a fury of apilil<-a Harm, in a barren o ...a la in (tor two day . th - and ammunition were r. i <!> i.d r. mpl< i> ly inal. F fr. m tha beary rain*, and . t ii g of bin par and want, iban, and un'y than, did litre I lata lata bft<n.? iliac ui eg'4. They bad I upon hearing the pickets sound the alarm. But they no longer bad uny confidence In themselves ; inde-'d. it it moat extraordinary bow they budheld out -a long under the dreadful privations they hud to endure, and, therefore, it is surprising that, after defending them-elve# so nobly, as long as they were able, against the immense force brought to bear upon them, they f.iund it ^possible to withstand the elTeot of the heavy artillery brought into action by the royal troop-, and the f.iberatow were routed, hying, dispersed In every direct i.>n. acta man taking his own course through the mouuUins, seeking his tafety in (light. Now began the real hardships of the expedition A'terthe last battle it may'ba said the liberators were dispersed; the men wandered about the mountains for days small ban is'of three and four, living upon roots, and undergoing tha greatest privations; they were huuted by the soldier* and peasantry with bhiodhounda. as if they were wii.l beasts; and such of the poor lellows as unfortunately felt under the tender mercies of these blood-thirsty perse jtors. were ither shot, or tli-ir brains dashel out withi clubs, for the purpose of robbing them of the little money or triukets which they had about tt-ir persons. Others, driveu to desperation upon finding their pursuers clear upon thaw, threw themselves down precipices, a fact repeatedly announced by the royalist ofti.-er* in their dispatches to the Captain <i corral. Without clothes, or what littletheyh.i t left, toru to rugs, in their endeavors to push their way through tlm almost impenetrable brusliw ood. and barefoot; indeed, with scarcely any covering upon theui at all, these poor fellow*?muny of whom were horribly wounded?were terribly lacerated by the sharp rook*, and suffered the roo-t excruciating pains from the poisonous matter which penetrated the H-?h frr in various kinds of shrubs in<l tree* with which they came in contact in their hopeless attempt to escape a more frightful fate. Tbe-e unfortunate men were- without hope. They had heard the fa to of the fifty of their unhappy comrades who were shot inr old blood at Havana ; they bad seen the br.ital maimer in which tw'elltv-flve of their nlVW u-oilinlp.l Prtmnaninnj had bten butchered is the hospital after the oaul- of l.a* Posas. and whom Lopez wax forced to leave b-hio ?h> n he evacuated that pluce. thinking that the kind attention act care he had shown to the wounded 8p.: oi'h soldier* would, for humanity's sake alone, have pro do ed pity an<t consideration for his own tnen. They had fallen in with the dead bodies of their murdcrt d count, yrnen in the mountains and on the way side, who had fai'en into th<t hands of their ruthless persecutors, and. with a taint hope of preserricg their lives a little long*". the survivors submitted to the tiorrors of their situations with heroic fortitude ; till finally, overcome with hunger an! fatigue, many of them lav down to die. cr gave tbeni.-elre* up to their revengeful hunters, caring not what was to become of them. Borne few of the more hardy, with Lopez at their head, had taken a south-west course front Ban Christoval These were compelled to cut their way over almo-t impassable mountains.sometimes -,n'.y makin< one mile in six or eight hours. It had never entitely e?a-teil raining since the 18th, but. after the battle of the 20th, they experienced a complete hurricane < f wind and rain, which did not cease during two days and n'ghts. They hsdnowgot into the highest part of t'ostu Mountains, where they eufTe red intensely from cold, the rain powringdown upon them in torrents: having nothing to eat, end unable to strike a fire, thtir ondition was miserable Indeed. On the evening of the sectn l day. after their arrival at Corcu. tbey at length succeeded in making a fire and Lopez and bis companions in misfortune (amongst whom were the Ifcllant Capt. E.ils and hi* Covoteil friend Lieut Thomason. to whom he was already indebted for his life) had to kill the General's horse, to save their own lives Never did men enjoy a more bearty meal than did those poor fellows; they eat hi* flesh witL ail the relish an epicure wontu hate picket! the choicest morsel that money could procure. They again ret timed their march, on the evening of th* 22d, and wandered about in the mountains, unable to discover a path, und without any idea as to tt- r whereabouts until the ilV.b. when one of the party, who hat! climbed a tree, discovered a road close by. which th'-y recognized to be the one which led iuto the town of 3atr Christoval and only a few yards from the spot whenc* they bad taken th> tr departurs on th* 19th lfl*y tootr Itarnt d. however, the danger of the vicinity in whicit tbey found themselves . their arms, such as they were, that remained to them wcr? useless, from the heavy rs.irs . the men. weary and worn out. w.r? little inclined for Debt ; indeed, no time was given for dedication. for they were immediately atta ked by a I rge force of the royalists, infantry as well at lancers, who pcurtd a tremendous flr? into Lope:'? lit .le i-an l, which r impletely dispersed them; and. from that moment the few. but hravc men. whl. h had MffiM ?d tha liberating army under General Lopes, might be considered nun hiUt-d The dispersion was genera)?each man for himself. Capt. Kllis, Lieut. Thorni-cn. Lieut. Kdmund Mi -Do nald. and a few others, fled back to this mountains, w h. re they remained unmolested for thre* <inys They had suliebtod nearly a week upon the cabbage palm, and at last, reduced to despair ly hunger, euiaciared and iU, with barely strength sufficient to hid* themselves from th-dr pursuers, manv of them severely wounded, ami Capt. bill's fast sinking i cm hb> severe wounds, they determined to de-cend into th* valley With the faint hop# of obtaining a *aistan.-e They accordingly conducted the gad's nt i;:U? to a ranebo and entreat, d the inmates toad* rd them succor, which *M moot kindly extended to thou: by an old lady and her two fair (laughters proprietor of the farm. They shock bands with the poor fellows, dreseed Kills'* wounds, end set before them an abundan' meal. It * (Tor tied the greatest satisfaction to the ladle* to witness the rapid disappearance of the enormous <, isntlty of tcod which they bad prepared for them, Lad which, doubtless, they thought would have been officiant for a whole regiment But when it wa? explained to them that these hungry men had lived upon roots, only, for ten days tiie tears eainr into the old lady's eyes, and It seemed as if she could not do enough for them. May tied Almighty bleaa and multiply thy talent a hundred fold, thou good old lady and thy two fair daughters. f'T thy kind rompasa'on toward- these unfortunate* men who. perhupe hut for thy kind heart, may hevw died of hunger, tiers, they w. re Informed that Ilia Kxcillemy the Captain lletieral. had issued u proclamation offering quartsr to all that remained of tha xpedltl n who would deliver themselves up to the lulhoilHll within four days irom it- date, mid luckily for Kilt* and bl* cctnrede* they had fortunately determined In time to yield themselves up. as this was the last day of grace Tie ir arrival at the ranebo soon bwoam*known to the troops, who speedily surrounded the bouse; but through the good offices of the old lady and her daughters, the prisoners were kindly treated by the commanding oftleer. who conveyed them forthwith to tbe headquarter*, st the town of ft. Cristobal, where tlisy found many of their romps- 1 nians. who. like tbsins*Ives. sPer suffering every degree of ml'ery and priTntion in the mountains had either allowed the in-elves to be raptured, or deli veret themselves up. They remained in that towu till thn ?Pth; and in justice to the people, as well as to tbo fpanhh (fleers under whose immediate charge the captives were placed, they were treated with every ontthieratlrn and kindness. their w?und- looked to, and plenty (f whole-ome food supplied to them, and the seme nndorm rommis .station f?ir tiielr misforutne* was shown towards them at nil the town and plar.-a through which they paved on their m.rck. under a iieary cort to Havana Th<y arrived a' the latter city (u the 31st ultimo, and were Man eg|Hte|y trans f> rred to the r.-mmcn jai' swelling the number ot captive- to at out lno. who were ail that, remained alive of the tCd who. under the ceaioand of General L*|.er. landed at M< rlUo (a) I'layitas. from thw -tesmer Pan>i-r on the 11th August, hit Mat y instances of heroism and personal devotion w. re dit| lajel tow,rd-each other by this hand d of brave n?o When hop,t und bim -If compelled to evacuate* I'oees neither threats nor entreaties could induce one young man to quit tb< side of a comi. d- who had b*en fearfully wound-1 In the battle, and he was accordingly shot by the -pani h troops alnng-id. of hi* friend, wb.-n they look possession of the place. Captain Robert Liii* owed his life to \oung Tm.mason, a son of I?r .isrvif? Tliomaeon. of S innr ield. Halls* county.) w bo carrie 1 b in in bis arms front has Poses to a plan of safety, when they left the town, otherwise his fata w< old have been that of the other w> united, who. were butcher* d in tb.-ir beds. fi. ,fr.c.e ..... .. -..Is- II,. C... .h li.esa ntdi r the hney itti In which he wan layingly >lanr< muaty, If not mortally wounded errl unable to* help b!in?e|'f, 1hi. brain- not * ill. a pi-tnl The capllree ?crt a I confined toyth-r In onn lety room In thi- I'iriUi* department of the Ilaitna jail Their brad* were cloeely abated. heavy rhatn* put upon them and tbe ordinary dree. of eontleU prtven to them to put n? in tbe room of their nwtt t?tter?d tai mente The floor. a compoettion i f mud ami tcnee. of tbl* room. wa? Tory lamp, and th? p-i-oner*. erf roiaily lb# wounded raftered e#Terel? for tbe want of hlai bote. or othi r covulhit to protrrt them, whi n eleepIny fr.fclte Mfffi?t< No li-tinction wtaet-verwrna made between tl.r wi.iin t#d and tha well, c ft'..-era or -n, ?nil were huddled chained together by the 1?*. in common mlmy. with haiely for.| utlirient to eattefy tho ciavlrge r f hunger which oyi n reached tb?m hen'; nia weter allowed them to wa?li? frlendleee en I f.floi i ? i apttvee In e many land and plunged In .loenalr, Mr t'Wrn. tb# >iu?r1r:in Cm<gL acitmpanled by ? aptaln 1'latt, commanding the United *tnt?r eorrette Albany, railed at the prWn. But Mr J??n fi'iial the hi at an j Mr tub avlrimt from eooh a number of men, em* did together In an .11 T#n'.ilat#d room, and in eucb a climate to l? en nrerpowi ilne that he cut ebort hie tielt to inme fir. minute* duration. comforting t'..e wretched MjUtei, hie ci untrymen in tnlefortnne. t.y aaeurinm tl em "thai Iht I'rr./Vmt <J ihr L'm'erf f??t ...ituferow Ihm nilhtml M# / air nf Ihr f,i \ anil thai V ktml'lf nnti not iln any I hill I Jar I him ?upon which he retired, and did not rejuat hie wlelt till the day 1 -tore they drf.H?l#d fur Ppain end which h# tl en did by order of Utmniodore I'atkrr. Th? latter y Vlena wee moid deeiroue to vieit tfeeoe poor mMt hut p-m*eion *a-p U i u Lib. i y IL* Cep atn O'.ncrai. It,: t Hoeing V )

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