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out of my liands. It was with some papers which I gave to Mr. Nicholas P. Trist to take care of for me.” 11 Had witness no place to keep his own pa- J pers ?” The President considered the question out of order. Gen. Pillow said, that if he were restricted in his questions he should find it impossible to get at the truth. He wanted to show that if the witness had any other place to keep his papers he had some motive in giving it to Mr. Trist. “ I had no place to keep my papers unless my pocket, which I considered as unsafe.” “ Did Mr. Trist see the paper; did you draw his attention to it, or did he examine it without your authority ?” “ Af .er he took the papers, I drew his atten tion to it and told him what it was.” “Did it pass out of Mr. Trist's hands into the hands of Gen. Scott with your permission and approbation r” “ Yes.” Gen. Pillow having declined putting any more questions to Mr. Freaner, Gen. Scott said he had a question to ask him. The ques tion was put by the Judge Advocate as fol lows . “ What is your social relation with Gen. Scott ? when did you become personally ac quainted with him, and by whom introduced r" “ My social relations with the general are nothing more than a passing acquaintance, as it were, meeting a gentleman in the street, and having the salutations of the day interchang ed ; my acquaintance commenced in Puebla; I was introduced by Gen. Pillow, at his quar ters ; I have very little personal intimacy with Gen. Scott. I have frequently forwarded de spatches for him by modes of conveyance which I had at my command. When at Pue bla, communications were almost entirely cut off—my courier brought communications to him from commanders down below, and some times gave him such information, through his Adjutant General. Lt. Col. Hitchcock, as my courier brought.” Gen. Pillow—“Who introduced you tome r” “I brought a small note of introduction from Mr. Trist to you, as I understood, at your request. In calling at your house I mislaid the note, but you said it was no matter, but took me by the arm and said, ‘Come in.’ ” Here the examination of Mr. Freaner closed for the present. uen. ocoil saici ne wouiu move wie euunm relation to witnesses and their depositions, some of whom were in the United States.— He supposed Uen. Pierce no longer belonged to the army ; if so, he was no longer subject to the control of the court. Regarding the other witness—Judge Walker, one of the edi tors of the Delta, and Mr. Moginnis, of the same paper, he would that the court issue summons to the military witnesses, and issue its commission in order to have the deposi tions of Judge Walker and Mr. Maglnnis on the subject now before the court. Gen. Pillow said Gen. Pierce was a witrtess for himself, (Gen. 1’.) and as to Judge Walker and Mr. Maginnis, he would like to be inform ed what they were likely to prove. r. (•. ;: The Judge Advocate here read the dedsi,bri of the court on the subject at issue : That the court, on the examination of the witnesses ili Mexico, deem the evidence insufficient!,, Of' should the evidence be deemed insufficient, it would adjourn to the United States, fipr fijir-. ther proceedings. Gen. Scott said that the next witnesses wefe, Mr. Trist and Mr. Peoples, of the American Star; he desired that summons be issued to them. The court then adjourned until 10 o’clock next day. DAILY NORTHERN TRIBUNE. WEDNESDAY MORN., APRIL 19, 1348. Mr. DaviB. We hope our readers will pardon us for again referring to this individual. We are aware that this controversy must be anything but interesting to them, nevertheless there are some perhaps who, unacquainted with the circumstances of the case, would suppose, if we should let his last letter pass without com ment, that we did so because his communica tion contained the truth in regard to the mat ter. Before, however, replying to the communi cation of Mr. Davis, which appeared in the Times of last week, we wish to say a few words in relation to the channel through which that communication is given to the public The editor of the Times is a third party in the affair ; he enters into the controversy, stating that he wished to see “equalfairness' dealt to all, yet he allows the articles on one side of question to find a place in his columns, i*t excludes the letter published in the Ban ter Gazette, which was a reply to these arti }les. How much regard to equal lairness there is in this, we leave the public to judge. |fe, however, care but very little about it mrselves, indeed we are perfectly willing that he Times should be the organ of the Liberty «rty, that its editor should play second fiddle » Davis, Willey & Co. Neither will be bene itted by the co-partnership on the long run. sequence of the absurd and untenable posi tions which his over-heated zeal or want of wisdom led him to take at the late convention held in this city. He had better have let the matter remain as it was after the convention, since every attempt to clear himself only in volves him the more deeply in absurdities. His last letter is addressed to us, and a part of it is made up of abuse of ourselves, which shows that even the State Agent of the party that claims all the Christianity, can sometimes let his angry passions rise, and manifest a tem per not altogether such as might be expected from one of the saints. However it is a pret ty sure sign that a man is used up when he in dulges in such expressions of temper in a con troversy. The part of the article not referring to us is filled with an abortive attempt to make himself appear a consistent and straight-for ward man, and with renewed attacks on Mr. Webster. After abusing ourselves for exposing his misrepresentations, Mr. Davis goes on to say: “ The statements which I made in regard to Mr. Webster and the Ten llegiment Bill, so far from being ‘falsehoods,’ are admitted by yourself to be true. They were—that—up to that time, he had shown no opposition to the bill, and on every vote that had then been tak en, he was absent." In answer to the above, we unhesitatingly and positively declare that these statements alluded to above were not those made in Mr. Davis’ opening speech, or what we called, in our ar ticle to which this letter of Mr. Davis is a re ply, his deliberate speech, but are in substance the confessions Mr. Davis made after the un fairness and deceptive character of his “delib erate” statements had been exposed. His statement in the opening speech (not the ad missions he was afterwards driven to make) was that Mr. Webster was absent when the vote on the Ten llegiment bill was taken, giv ing the impression that the vote on the pas sage of that bill had been taken, and that Mr. Webster had dodged that vote. Those who were present will recollect distinctly that Mr. Davis made no reference whatever, in his first speech, to any particular voto on mat mil pre vious to the passage of the bill, but spoke of the vote on the Ten Kegiment bill. Mow what else could be understood ? what else could Mr. Davis have intended should be understood by this but the vote on the final passage of the bill, lie was so understood, and when he was replied to by Mr. Morse that gentleman ex pressed his surprise that any man, professing to be a lover of truth, should seek to leave such an impression on the minds of an audi. ence, and stated that when the last accounts left Washington the question had not been taken, nor was there a prospect of its being taken for some days to come—a powerful op position being made to it by the Whigs—and that Mr. Webster himself, relieved from his duties in the Supreme Court, was preparing to make a speech in opposition to it—which speech he has since delivered. Mr. Davis was told, if Mr. Webster was absent when any vote was taken, it must have been a vote on some amendment, which probably was of lit tle consequence. Mr. Davis here confessed that the vote to which he alluded was on an amendment, or at least on the question wheth er Mr. Calhoun’s proposition should be taken up first—a question of no importance, since both bills could be brought before the Senate, and both were for raising men. A vote, too> on this question would commit a man neither way. This admission of Mr. Davis, there fore, does away with the whole force of his charge, and establishes the fact that we have asserted, that his statements were calculated to deceive, and it requires more than common charity to suppose that he did not mean to de ceive. Mr. Davis says his statements are admitted by ourselves to be true. We have admitted just what we here state—we have never ad mitted anything more. We do not even ad mit that Mr. Drvis’ forced confessions are wholly free from doubt. He says that Mr. Webster was absent from every vote taken on the Ten Regiment bill up to that time-mean ing up to the time of the discussion. By the phrase, “every tote” he gives the idea that sev eral had been taken. Can Mr. Davis show that previous to that time there had been more than one vote taken that had any connection with the bill ? But the complaint against Mr. Webster is now changed! At the convention it was that he had dodged votes—now, since Mr. Webster has spoken and voted against the bill, the complaint is because he did not speak earlier. Some men must grumble, and it makes no great odds to them what they grum of Maine, as to the proper time when it should be delivered—when it will have the most ef fect—for the mighty intellect of the State agent, doubtless, is more capable of deciding such a point than one of Mr. Webster’s abili ties. _ CONGRESSIONAL. Washington, April 14. Senate.—A message was received in writ ing from the President, by the hands of his private secretary, Mr. Walker, respecting the superiority of Colt’s repeating fire arms. Agreeably to notice, r. Davis, of Mas sachusetts, from the Committee on Patents, asked and obtained leave to bring in a bill for amending the act of Congress for the promo tion of useful arts and inventions, which was read twice. Mr. Ashley of Ark., moved to take up the bill for conferring judicial powers on Ameri can consuls resident in China and Turkey, for the purpose of making it the special order of the day for Wednesday next, which was agreed to. On motion the Senate then took up the bill providing for the repair of the dam at the mouth of the Cumberland Island, in the Ohio River. Mr. Bagby of Ala,, spoke at considerable length in opposition to the bill. After some farther discussion for and against, the previous question was called for. The bill was then read a third time and pas sed, by Yeas 31, Nays 8. The rest of the day was devoted to private bills, when the Senate adjourned. House.—Mr. Rockwell of Conn, called for the regular order of business, and moved that the private calendar be taken up. The Speaker announced as the first thing in order the business on the Speaker's table, which was the case of the contested election between Mr. Monroe and Mr. Jackson of N. Y.. Mr. Van Dyke of N. J. being entitled to the floor, proceeded to address the House, and advocated Mr. Monroe’s claim to his scat, and endeavored to show by evidence that Mr. Jackson was elected by illegal votes in suf ficient numbers, when deducted from his ap parent majority, to give Mr. Monroe his seat. After Mr. Van Dyke had finished his speech the subject was laid aside for the purpose of proceeding to the regular order of the day. The House accordingly resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the State of the Union and took up the private Calendar, Mr. Morse of La., in the Chair. Several private bills from the Senate were taken up, read the third time and passed, when on motion the House adjourned. ty We are indebted to Messrs. Magoun St Clapp, of this city, for a copy of the prices current at Havana on the 7th inst., which ap pears under the proper head. Will those who are in the habit of receiving such intelligence, render us like favors ? 15^ AVc are indebted to Capt. Blanchard of the Huntress, and to Mr. John Hayden, and Capt. Eben Hale of this city, for Boston papers in advance of the mail. John Green Richardson, (Whig,) was yesterday elected Councilman from ward 7, to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resigna tion of Elisha Clarke, Esq. Prom Mexico. New York, Monday, April 17, ) 10 o’clock, P. M. 5 The steamboat Ohio has arrived at New Orlean with Vera Cruz dates of March 31, and Tampico of 2d instant. At the latter part of March an agent of Santa Anna obtain ed passports for him from the American com mander at Orazaba, and he then proceeded to Vera Cruz to charter a vessel to convey the General out of the country. The agent chartered a brig, which at the last accounts was lying at Antigua, about 12 miles north of Vera Cruz. [y We are indebted to F. W. Richardson, for a copy of the New York Daily Herald, in advance of the mail. Special Notice. 11HIS is to certilv that I have hut oue aweut in Hath and that Mr. ALBERT G. PAGE is my only agent oi the sale of my Genuine Sarsaparilla 4* Tomato Bit ers, and other medicines j and all persons wishing ar ticles of this kind will be sure to get the genuine by calling oa him. FREDERIC BROWN. Boston, Feb. i 1848. N. B.—Beware of counterfeits and imitations—the market is full of them. _lydDfi—lyoam!9 Powder A Shot. A PRIME article of Powder and all sizes of Shot, for aale at BOW /.ES. Notice. IF iny friend* Dial have small bills at my store, will 1 tall and settle them this month, I shall feel under some obligation to them, as I have some large bills in nnv, which 1 sannet pay unless I collect my small ones. THOMAS BOWLES. Bath, April 3, 1848. Brighton Market—A/>n7 13, 1848. Hrporttd for the Boston Daily Advertiser. At M.lket 395 Beef Cattle, 40 pairs Working Oxen, 30 Cows and Calves, 820 Sheep, and 3500 Swine. Prices-Beef Cattle—Last week’s prices were not sustained We quote extra $7; first quality 6 50 ® 6 75 : second $6 ® 6 25; third 5 25 ® 5 75. WorkBg Oxen—Sales at $70, $85, $92 and $110. Cows and Calves—Sales at $22, $26, $30 and $38. Sheep—Sales at $4, 4 75, and 5 25. ....• ■ ■ 'n.rwildie 53c and 6ic; COMMERCIAL. HAVANA, April 7, 1848. [From Circular of Messrs. Storey, Spaulding <k Co., received by Messrs. Magoun & Clapp, of this City.] Imports—Beef, mess & bbl $12 (8)—, duty $3 05; do prime 8 f0> 9, 3 05 ; do jerked US ^ ar. (25 lbs) 15 (d) 16rs, 46 ; do do SA, 13 fd 18, 36 ; Beans, white 6 fd 8, 25; Butter, fa) qql, .$18 fd 24, 3 89 ; Cheese 12 fa—, 2 78 ; Candles, sperm 40 fd —, 8 89 ; do tallow, mo. 14 fd 14J, 4 06 ; Cider, in boxes, ^ do/., 3 fw —, 1 C8 ; Corn, yellow, ^ ar, 4 fd —rs, 17 ; do meal, ^ bblr$6 fd —, 1 69; Flour, N Orleans, 15 fd 15&, 9 85 ; do North ern, 13 fd —, 9 85 ; Fish, cod, ^ qql, 41 a 5, 97 ; do haddock 3 a —, 97 ; do hake 2£ a —, 97 ; Hams, N Or leans 12 a 13, 3 38 ; Lard 12 a—,4 06; Nails, 4d to 12d, 6j[ a —, 1 94 ; Oil, sperm, ar, 34 a —rs, 69 ; do whale refined 20 a 24, 69 ; do do common 18 a 20, 69 ; Onions, 100 bunches, .$5 a —, 1 35, improving ; Potatoes, bbl, 3 a—, 69; Pork, prime 13 a —, 4 74; do mess 14 a —, 4 74 j do clear 16 a —, 4 74 ; do do in boxes, fc* qql 13 a —, 2 50 ; Soap, yellow 6£ a —, 2 71 ; Paper, wrap ping. rin, 3 a —rs, 17 ; Rice, Carolina, [f^ ar, 10J a—, 42 ; Lumber, Boards, wpfm $20 a 22, 5 55 ; (to do pp 18 a 33, 5 55; Hoops, 12 & 14 ft, 30 a 34, 8 33; Shooks, box 6 a 6.\rs, 21; do sugar hhd 18 a 20, 28 ; do molasses do 14 a 16, 28 ; empty, casks $3} a 3.Y, 56.— Exports—Coffee, 2d 3d, jr* qql. $6 a Gjj, duty 20c ; do Triage 5 a 5£,20c ; Honey, casks7c $*gal, 2 a —rs, Ijc ; Molasses, casks 5£c ^ gal, V* keg 1] a —, free ; Sugar, assorted wh i bro, ^ ar, 5$ a —, 3r§ ft* box ; do white 75 a 10 ; do yellow 6 a 6£ ; do brown 45 a 55 ; do Cugu ciio 4 a 4.} ; do Muscovado 4ia5, 94c ^ hhd. Ex change— London 12 prem ; New York & Boston 1 a 1£ disct; N Orleans par a 1 prem. Freights—Gt Britain £2 17 1 fd 3 5 ; Baltic £3 5 fd 3 10, nominal; Cowes and a nikt on the continent between Havre and Ham burg £2 17 6 (a) 3 5; Mediterranean £3 5 fd 3 10 ; Uni te drftates^Sugar^HroxlOrs^MolassosJfHihd $2^a2;\. MINIATURES ALMANAC—April 19, 1848* High Waxes. Sun. i Days. -mor | 1 28 ev. r. 511 j s. 6 48 | length 13 37 2* r* r New Moon, 3d, 6 o’clock 22 minutes evening. d*\ S First Quarter 10th, 10 o’clock, 10 min. morning. O ^ \ Full Moon, 18lh, 9 o’clock, 52 min. morning. ( Last Quarter, 26th, 9 o’clock 41 min. morning. THE NORTHERN TRIBUNE MARINE JOURNAL. MOVEMENTS OF THE STEAMSHIPS From Liverpool From Boston Acadia...April 8.May 3 From New York America, Judkins.March 25.April 19 From Southampton Washington, Johnsto,.April 20 P ORT O F B A T li. TUESDAY, APRIL 18. ARRIVED. Brig Marcia,Tibbetts, Savannah. Brig Frances Louisa, Wbitmore, Wiliningron, NC. Brig Thoosa, Stearns, Boston. Sch Silas Parker, Coffin, Nantucket. Schs Margaret, Lincoln ; Phston, Brannan ; Ophir, Boyington ; Catharine, iVl’Near; Jane, Ingraham, and Worromontogus, Given, Boston. Sch Texan, Baker, Salem. CLEARED. Sch John Ross, (Br) M’Culloch, Londonderry, NS. SAILED—Sch Beauchamp, M’Intire, YY’iscasset. DOMESTIC PORTS. NEW ORLEANS—Towed to sea 28th, ships Onta rio, Ashland. Adv 7th, ship Queen Victoria, for Havre 12th, wanting bulk of 150 bales j Wakona, for Liver pool, passage only. MOBILE—Cld 7th, barque Desdemona, Stinson, Ca diz. SAVANNAH—Ar 10th, brig Kcdron, Carney, fm Thomaston. Sid barque llarward. GEORGETOWN, SC—On the bar 6th, brigs Mo selle, Snow, for Bath, waiting crew ; N G Bourne, for Thomaston. WILMINGTON—Cld 13th, brig Florence, Hopkins,. N York j sch Canary, Farnsworth, do. NORFOLK—Ar 13th, schs Mount Vernon, Collamar, Lincolnville ; Wm H Peters, Lord, Portland. PHILADELPHIA—Went to sea 15th, pm. brig Gen Taylor. NEW YORK—Ar llith, barques Murillo, Minot, Nw Orleans ; Indiana, Watts, do ; brig ilurinah, Sargent, Havana, 17 ds. NEW LONDON—Ar 14th, brige Ellis, Kellar, Phil adelphia for Boston; Monterey, Kellar, New York for Thomaston. STON'INGTON—Ar 13th, sch Adelaide, Stackpols, Charleston. BOSTON—Ar 17th, schs Wm M’Cobb, Bradley, fm Bristol; Echo, Waite, Wiscasset; Jasper, Buker, Rich mond ; Good Hepe, Spinney, hence. Cld barque Cum berland, Woodbury, Bangor, to load for Cuba; brig Uzardo, Mereen, Bath. Sid brig Walpole. CALAIS—Sid 5th, sch Jane Eliza, Morton, Provi dence. FOREIGN PORTS. At Port au Prince 2d inst, biig Juan J de Carthagena, Gray, for N York, 10 dB. At Ponce let inst, barque Condor, Long, for N York, ldg; brig Eineline, Loring, for Baltimore, ldg. At Sagua 3d inst, brig Vincennes, Titcomb, disg. At Havana 8lh inst, barques Rochelle, Harmon, from Portland, ar 5th, disg; Hannah Thornton, Hanna, fm Boston, ar 5th ; Isnardon, Sanford, for New York, 4; Benj Adams, Coombs, for do ldg; Sarah Warren, Cur tis, unc; brigs Uargaretta. Everett, fm Treeeott, Me. for Laguna and Vara Cruz, soon ; Wanderer, Soule, fm Wilmington, NC. ar 5tb; M’Lellan, Hardy, for Sagua, to load for New York ; Rodney, Rogers, lor an outport, to load fir Boston ; Sebago, Collin, for Bahia Honda, 2; Hardy, Purrington, for do, to load ; Olive Thompson, Pote, for New York, same day ; Eliza, Brazier, unc ; sells Pemaquid Sprout, fm Frankfort, ar 6th Ar at Matanzas 31st nit, brig Potoii, Patterson, Port land. SPOKEN. April 10, lat 34 20, Ion 75 15, sch Shawmut, Farrar, fm Georgetown, SC. for Thomaston. April 10, lat 36 10, len 74 18, was passed barque Cath arine, of Thomaston, fm N York for N Orleans. Boom Paper. THOSE in want of Room Paper will do well to call and examine, some new and splendid patterns just received at SAWYER’S Bookstore. April 19._ _ d!44 Window Curtain Paper, AND FIRE ROARD PATTERNS, new styles, just received and for sale at April 19. SAWYER’S Bookstore. Fresh Confectionery. A LARGE assortment of Fresh Confectionery—of all prices—for sale at BOWLES. Lemon Syrup, III AVE got up the be.t article of Lemon Syrup tint has ever been offered in this city—25 cents per bottle. T. BOWLES. Refined Whale Oil. OK BBLS. Refined Bleached Winter Whale Oil. this day landing from Sch. Silas Parker, from Nan tucket, and for sale by MAGOUN 4c CLAPP. Bath, April 18. Steel Pens, dec.