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■JME. XIV.—NO. 128.
I From (he N. O. Picayune. BOMBARDMENT OF FORT BROWN. Bve nowhere else seen so circumstan ■interesting an account of the bombard- I the camp opposite Matamoras as is Bd in the following letter. It is due Bor to stale that it was written cxclu l>r tho gratification of "a solect few" of Bds—not for the public eye. The rea lon this account excuse the air of levity Kich serious matters are discussed.— 1.11 bis exuberance of fun and humor, Issuro tho reader that the writer boars a lliich beats with every generous and Impulse, and he is fully cognizant of all |r realities of tho service in which he is . CAMP OPPOSITE MATAMORAS, ) May 13, 1846. $ I tho evening of the 9th, nothing has led here. You may know ere this, that Is tho Mexicans "jesse" on the Bth and lien. Taylor, after establishing his little It here, right opposite the town, left the kntry and two Artillery companies in it, [structioiiß to defend it to tho death; he Ift with the remainder of his force for I Santiago for supplies, and with the hope ID two mortars, (which lioliad ordered six h ago) had arrived from Washington, oto bring up ammunition enough for r 18 pounders to baiter down Matamoras. |T. and command left on the Ist of this . On the morning ofthe 3d, atjdaylight, exicans opened their batteries on our r rather our grand entrenchments; from loment it was right hot work until 12 ;, when both parties had to cease until uns would cool Was you ever shot at, 1 with a 12 pounder, in the flank by a 6 1 ir, and a shell directed to burst over your f not, try it, just to properly enjoy a toddy after the gun-cooling begins.— ifter the refreshments, the ball continued, only by a little mor6 "vindictate loose ind wild-colt comet-like flying of shells, only 23 minutes after we commenced 0 before one of our 18 pound shot struck 2 pound cannon directly in the muzzlo, locked it head, back and stomach into 1 about 20 feet, and it was accompanied s, heads and arms. Seven Mexican of were wounded, and eight privates who iround their piece killed. Wo havo not from thir 12 pounder since, and so hot ia little fort in which it had been placed, ley were compelled to abandon it. When st fire came, 1 rushed into my tent and lup my rifle, and as 1 stepped out, a 9 1 shot struck my tent at the head of my anged tho whole length of my bed, cut off ick upright pole, passed out the back part gh two other tents, and then hurried it i the parapet. I'm glad I was not "caught ing." the first half hour a Sergeant of Capt. company was killed; he was carried ovor 3 hospital tent (full of sick) and directly he was laid on a bed, a bomb shell was m through the top ofthe tent, lit near the 3urst, and blew the dead man's head off iut injuring any one else. On Wednes the 6th May, and 3d day ofthe bombard , Major Brown was struck on the leg with nb-shell, and his leg had to be amputated died on the 9th. These are the only two ave lost during the whole of the bombard which commenced on Sunday, the 3d, lasted, with little intermission, day and t, until the next Sunday at dark. During time tho enemy had thrown about 3300 s—solid and shell—amongst us. It is in ible that the damago should havo been so it. Finding we could not dismount their Lars—they being sunk in tho ground, with t embankments in front—and having only it 400 rounds of ammunition to our can we went to work to throw up a kind of jorary bomb-proof shelter, by taking our els of pork, laying sticks of wood across n, and throwing up six feet of earth upon . These we built at points in the fort re they wouid be convenient for the men; when we saw the smoke fiotn their guns, ■y one would fall from the parapet and le." When we would 6ee a shell com wo would fall upon on tho ground, as the losion generally takes place upwards. The cicans thought thoy had killed nearly all s, as they were under the impression that who fell were shot. t was very disgusting to stand and be fired 11 round and not be able to return it "in full e and virtue;" but, knowing our amrnuni i was scarce, we reserved it till the death iggle should come on. We were in hopes t after a reasonable time of bombarding, tho my would attempt to storm us. Two or ee feints were made, but they could not be ught to the scratch. Five mortars were yingon us at once, from every pointoftheir rks. Gen. Taylor's oiders to us were to intain this post, and not pretend to maJkc any ly, or risk in the least bis position here; but case we were surrounded after he left, that nal guns should be fired at certain intervals ich would notify him of the fact. This no -3 was given to the General, as they heard all r guns at Point Isabel. On the Bth, the Gen ,l commenced his march with the train of ivisiona, and when about twelvo miles from 'e he saw the enemy in position. He lmme tely "walked into their affections." We lrd the firing of cannon on both sides, and itinctly the volleys of musketry. We knew ill that it was the General poking it into their ort ribs. We had then stopped to "licker," it at the first gun we sprung to our parapets, ened our batteries and fur one hour we had e prettiest little eannon fight that ever a man iheld. They gave us gun for gun, while we img at them "the best the shop contained." But wait, I forgot one thing: On the first 'ednesday, after the bombardment had lasted iree days, the enemy "sounded a parley." lajor Seawell and Lieut. Britton were ordered Igo out and see what they wanted. They did i, and the Mexicans demanded the surrendor ■ the fort "/or humanity's sake." They gave l>tbne hour to surrender, or they would put us |l to the sword. They brought us a letter lorn Gen. Arista to our commanding officer. Jhe commanding officer, Capt. Hawkins frown had been shot just before—had a council If war called, and said he presumed we were nanimous on such points, but that ho would lut the mutter to vote as to their feelings. The lote of the youngest member was takep first, AND BALTIMORE DAILY CLIPPER. PHIWTKD AND PUBLISHED EVERY MORNING, BY BULL. .Si TUTTLE, No, 134 BALTIMORE STREET, BALTIMORE, Mil. and so on throughout. This was the unani mous vote: "Defend the place to tho death." General Arista was in thirty minutes replied to as follows: That he had received his humane communication but not understanding perfectly the Spanish language, wo were doubtful if we had understood exactly his meaning; but from all we could understand, he had proposed that we give him possession of this place or we would all bo put to tho sword in one ho'-T; if this was the proper understanding, we would respectfully decline the proposition, and "took this opportunity to assure his Excellency of our distinguished consideration." After the re ception of this by his "Excellency" it just rained balls. The different mortars kept two pair of "saddle-bags" in the air all the time, varied only by their 6 and 4 pounders. But in the midst of all the storm the Star Spangled Banner still floats on our breast-works, at the point where they directed their strongest efforts; and we took out our two regimental colours and planted them on different parts of tho wall. This fire was kept up all night while their mus ketry played on us from tho rear, at the distance of five hundred yards. VVe ordered our men not to fire a shot until they came within eighty yards—but they did not approach. Their ob ject was to exhaust us in ammunition. They knew from deserters that it wasscarco and Gen. Taylor had gone for a supply. They are fond of fighting at long distances, but they cant stand the cold steel. Now for where I letfoff on tho night ofthe Bth; Gen. Taylor and the Mexican army were 12 miles from here—between this and Brazos. The batteries at Matamoras and around us, and in our fort kept up a constant firing until dark, when all ceased. We had no communication from the General, but that he had to lick 'em or die! The sound of arms had not retrogaded but advanced; besides there was no ringing of bells in the city or signs of rejoicing, therefore we judged they had not the first causo for jolifica tion. That night was the first sound napping that had been done in the fort for six nights. Tho next morning at daylight the enemy's bat teries opened on us as usual, we laying low, as our cannon ammunition was nearly exhausted, giving them now and then a "crowder" to let them know that the "degenerate sons of Wash ington" were not all dead yet. At I o'clock wo heard Gen. Taylor open again, and from that till 4 o'clock the battle raged with fury, and coming closer almost every shot. The General was driving them before him in the chaparal at the point of the bayonet. About half a mile iri our rear we saw their cavalry retreating for the ferry, to recross tho river to Matamoras, and they were in utter confusion; wo turned one of our 18 pcymders to bear on tho mass and gave them a "blizzard" to help them along. Then you should have heard the loud huz zas that went up from this little spot. I sprang upon tho walls near our regimental flag anil requested silence. Every thing was as still as death.—Says I, "three cheers, all together, for the star spangled banner." It was given in full blast; Matamoras hoard the shout, and then, and not till then every gun from the en emy ceased its fire. The enemy say they had 6000 in the fight, but from tho returns of the regiments which we have found on the field, there must have been 7153 ofthem. VVe had 1500 engaged in the battle, and 500 forming the reserve. All Gen. Arista's papers and baggage have been taken, silver plate in abundance. The loss [taken, wounded, and missing] of the enemy amounts to about 2000; among the prisonors were Gen. La Vega and 17 officers. Nine pieces of cannon, —7 out of tho 9 were loaded; this shows you how tight it was. Gen. T. cap tured more muskets from the enemy than we had in the fight against them—the biggest pile of ammunition you ever saw, 400 splendid mules, and baggage of all kinds, enough to load the steamer "Harney." We have lost a bout 150 killed and wounded—4 officers killed, 9 wounded. Gen. T. left day before yester day for Brazos to bring up his mortars, which we understand have arrived. He will also or ganise the volunteers expected. We look for him to-night and so soon as he arrives we shall commence operations against Matamoras, and wo will have it or faint in our traces. It is my opinion that we have crippled thorn so by the loss of their cannon, muskets and ammunition that they will be forced to retreat to Carmago [6O miles from hero,] or Monterey, [loß,] but from indications they may be fortifying the city and preparing to give us a street fight: let it be so—we are prepared for any event. The An glo-Saxon never can acknowledge the corn to the cross of negro and Indian. Some of us will get our pates cracked, hut it is our profes sion. Nevertheless, mark what I 6ay —unless every thing we demand is granted, our bannor will in a low days wave from the wallsof Mat amoras. A MEXICAN ACCOUNT OF THE BOMBARD MENT OF FORT TAYLOR. The Matamoras Eagle contains a long ac count of the bombardment of the American for tress opposite that place, by the Mexican troops. It is a fair specimen of Mexican bombast. The editor in noticing the <' • is tirooTen. Taylor to open a communica vi h : i Isabel, calls it the retroat of -t.i> id after • a ting that the Mexican Loops failed to overtake take him by a forced march at night, he pro ceeds thus: "Great was the disappointment of our val iants that they could not meet the enemy face to face; their route would have been certain, and the greatest part of the American army who thought to cast down the Mexicans, would havo perished in the first battle of importance. But we want to fight, and the Americans do not know how to use any arms except deceit and perfidy. Why did thoy not remain firm at the foot of their flag? Why did they leave the land they iniquitously pretend to usurp!— Is this the way the General fulfils his word of honor? Has not Mr. Taylor said in all his communications, that he was prepared to repel thoso that offered to attack him? Why then did lie run away cowardly, and shut himself up in the Fronton? The Chief of the American Army has covered himself with disgrace and ignominy; sacrificing, to save himself, a part of his forces that he left in the fortifications; for it is certain he would not return to succcr them. He is not ignorant of the darigor they run, but lie calculates that bis would be greater if be had the temerity to attempt to resist oil the plain the bayonets and lances ofthe Mexicans." The editor wrote the above previous to the SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 30, 1846. late battles. We should like to know what his opinion of Gen. Taylor is now. Tho following are additional extracts from the same article: We pass on to relate" tho glorious success of yesterday (Sunday, May 3d.) At day-break our batteries opened the fire on tho fortifica tions of tho enemy, and the thundering of the Mexican cannon was saluted by the drums of all the barracks and points of the lino, by tho bells of the parish church, and by tho cheers of tho inhabitants of Matamoras. In a mo ment the streets were filled, and all were hap-' py that the hour had arrived to give a terrible lesson to the American camp, whoso odious presence ought no longer to be tolerated. The enemy answered,but were soon convinced that their artillery, although of superior calibre, could not compete with that of this place.— After five hours fire, our bulwarks remained immovable from their solidity, and tho know ledge displayed in the rules of the art of their construction; but it did not happen so with the fortifications of our opponents,—for their pa rapets were completely demolished, in such a manner that by a 11 o'clock A. M. they censed to play their artillery, and silenced their fire For our part we continued actively the rest of the day without the enemy daring to answer,-- for the parapets under which they sheltered themselves, being destroyed, they had not the courage to load their cannons, that remained entirely uncovered. The result demonstrates what is in reality the exaggerated skill of the American artillery. They have 18 pounders, and those of our line do not exceed the calibre of 8 pounds; nevertheless the skill and practice of the Mex icans sufficed to vanquish those that handled superior arms. Unfading glory and eternal honor to our valiant artillery! The enemy, in their impotent rage, and previous to hiding their shame behind tho most distant parapets, had the barbarity to direct their arms on the city to destroy the edifices, since it was not ea sy to destroy the fortifications from whence they received so much injury. This moan vengeance, that can only be in tho souls of mi serable cowards, fortunately did not succeed as they intended. They who so unworthily adorn themselves with the title of illustrated (illus trious) philanthropists. But their awkward ness was equal to their malice, for nearly all the balls went over, and those that struck the houses, although they were 18-poundcrs, did no other damage than make one or two holes in tho walls. If those who conceived tho infa- j rnous idea of destroying Matamoras, had seen ! the smile of contempt that the owners of the \ houses displayed, and their indifference for the j losses they might sustain, they would have ad mired the patriotism and unconcern of the Mexicans, who are always ready to make the greatest sacrifices to maintain their country and indepondence. THE BATTLE FIELD. Extracts from a let ter from an officer to his friend at Providence, R. 1., dated CAMP, May 10, 1846. I thought for the moment that my company (the leading one) was all cut down. Captain Page, who being in command of tho division, was then on the right of the lino, was struck down with such force as to carry with him the three men next behind him, his whole lower! jaw was shot away, and the ghastly hideousness of his visage as he reared up in convulsive; agony from the grass as we passed him, will 1 not soon vanish from my recollection; another j man about the centre of my company bad his 1 head knocked off, tho Sergeant on my right' had his musket driven from his hand by a ball. which passed between mo and the man be- j fore me. # # * • # * Where one of their batteries had been sta tioned, fifty-sevon dead bodies were counted in one group, and not so much wounded as torn to pieces by grape and round shot, head and limbs gone, bowels torn out. No imagination can conceive the horriblo effect of such a firo directed with tho precision and coolness with which our batteries were served. As we were advancing in a line on the Bth, and expecting every instant the order to charge, for we did not then know that the enemy had gone—we came up to a wounded Mexican, in the long grass, and invisible until we were close to him; he raised himself as well as lie could, held up his hands and begged for mercy. We halted, the officers nearest came up to him, he made signs for food and water, and in an instant twenty men rushed from our ranks to offer canteens and havresacks—they gave him more than he could eat in a week . * * # (r * * Never was there a more complete victory; and Gen. Taylor says, u ke owes it solely to the individual gallantry of his officers and mm." There was no chance for mancevering,—it was hard fighting and go ahead. Some of the guns were taken and re-taken two or three times. Gen. Arista had two horses killed under him, and our old hero, General Taylor, was con stantly in the thickest fire; once, when remon strated with for stopping at a point where the grape shot and bullets were flying like hail, ho <aid, "well, they do come pretty thick; let us go on a little further ahead, and they will all go over ####*# No troops on earth ever behaved better than our men. When they were told to go, they went 1 whether in the face of a battery or any where else, and their Jire was murderous. RESOLUTION OF THANKS TO THE ARMY.— The following is the resolution of thanks to Major General Taylor, his officers and men, whieh has been adopted by the House of Repre sentatives: Resolved by the Senate and house of Represen tatives of the Uuitcd Stales of America in Con gress assembled, That the thanks of Congress are due, and are hereby tendered, to Brevet Major General Zachary Taylor, commanding the army of occupation, his officers and men, for the fortitude, skill, enterprise, and courage which have distinguished tho recent brilliant operations on tha Rio Grande. And be it further resolved, That Congrose sincerely sympathize with the relatives and friends of the officers and soldiers of the army of the United Slates who so bravely full in the service of their country on the Rio Grande. Resolved, That the President bo requested to cause tho foregoing resolutions to bo commu nicated to Maj. General Taylor, and through him, to the army under his command. LATEST NEWS! TIME DAYS LATER FROM the ARMY BARITA UN POSSESSION of THE AMERICANS, GEN. TAYLOR CROSSING 'J HE RIO GRANDE, MATAMORAS I'ROIiABLY TAKEN, RETREAT OF THE MEXICANS—CONDITION OF THE WOUNDED, &e. &c. Tlie New Orleans papers of tho 22d inst., contain intelligence from Brazos to the 19th, brought by the arrival of the steamers New Yoik and Alabama. We are indebted to the Bulletin, Bee, Picayune, Times and Delta for their favors. The Bulletin has tho following summary: A courier had arrived from Barita a few hours previous to the departure ot tho Alaba ma, with intelligence that that place had been taken possession of on Monday, the 18th, by the volunteers and regulars under Col. Wilson, without opposition, or without any Mexicans having made their appearance. General Taylor had arrived safe at the camp with the two hundred and fifty wagon loads of supplies with which he left Point Isabel on the 14th. Ho was to have crossed the Rio Grande jon Sunday, the 17th, at 1 o'clock, at some point within three or four miles of the camp and take possession of Matamoras, in doing which, it is supposed that the enemy did not oppose him, as no firing had been heard up to the time the Alabama left, and two thousand Mexicans had been seen to move out of the town and take up their march towards the in terior. It has been ascertained, with certainty, that the number of the killed and wounded of the enemy during the battles of the Bth and 9th, ] largely exceeded a thousand, while the killed ! and wounded of our army numbered but 150. The wounded officers were doing well. Two privates have died of their wounds since the! James L. Day left. The steamer Sea having arrived on the J morning of the 19th, 2 complete regiments of i Louisiana Volunteers, thoeo of Colonels Marks j and Walton, went ashoro. They were en camped on tho Brazos Island, and were to I march with General Smith at their head, on tho evening of the day the Alabama left or on the next morning, to join Colonel Wilson's de tachment at Barita. They were in good health and spirits. The frigate llaritan, and the steam-frigate Mississippi had left tho mouth of tho Rio Grande, the former, it was supposed, for Vera Cruz. A small vessel had arrived from Galveston with 60 Texan volunteers. Capt. Taylor, U.S. A., Wm. D. Dunbar, J L. C. Hornsby, F. Fischer and Mr. Barry came | passengers in tho Alabama. A letter in the Delta, dated Point Isabel,! May 19, says: We have here quite a hospital of wounded j men, comprising 43 privates, 3 Mexican priso- J ners—one of whom has lost both his legs—and j tho following officers in the U. S. Army: Col. Mcintosh, sth Infantry, was pierced! through the mouth with a bayonet, and shot in I throe places. Col. Payne, Insp'r Gon.; shot in the lip. | Capt. Page, 4th Infantry; lower jaw, part of! tho tongue and upper teeth entirely shot away. | He is suffering dreadfully. Capt. Hoe, sth Infantry; right arm shot oft* above the elbow. Lieut. Gates, Bth Infantry; right arm brokon and shot in the left hand. Lieut. Jordan, Bth Infantry; shot and bayo-j netted in several places. Lieut. Luther, 2d Artillery; lower lip shot off. It is expected that all the above will recover, j but most of them will require great care. News hasjust arrived that a body of marines j from the fleet anticipated the arrival of Colo-; nel Wilson at Burita, by marching upon the! Mexicans, who immediately evacuated the] post. The inhabitants of the town then hail- j ed the marines, and forthwith sent them fresh; beef and other provisions. We are going there, I nevertheless,although our fond hopes of a fight are scattered like chaff. The frigate Raritan sailed yesterday for Vera j Cruz. The rest of the fleet, comprising the ; frigates Cumberland and Potomac, brigs Bain-1 bridge and Somers are in the offing at anchor.] Officers and crew all well. The Picayune contains a letter, dated Fort | Polk, May 18, from which we extract the fol- ! lowing: Word reached us from above yesterday that] tho General with the army had commenced his demonstration upon Matamoras, and was to cross the river at some point above to operate in the rear, whilst the garrison of fort Brown would attack in front. 'Twas said most of the Mexican troops had left Matamoras, but 2000 remaining. We should not be susprised at any moment at hearing a cannonade. Perhaps there will be a surronder without a shot being fired—such a result would not be surprizing from what has been learned. I am pleased to see the notice which you take of the "gallant Walker." Many of his daring adventures remain unknown, or at least untold. The "cutest 1 ' one came off during the second battle, when, having his horse shot under him, he fell and feigned all the agonies of a mortal wound, and when his adversary came upon him to despatch him with a lance, and strip him Walker used his revolver with effect, jumped on the fellow's horse, and "went ahead " The following letter from the Picayune, con tains all the intelligence of interest: POINT ISABEL, TEXAS, MAT 18, 1846. Gentlemen-. Yesterday Lt. Col. Wilson, Ist! U. S. Infantry, with four companies of that Regiment; Col. Dcsiia's Mobile volunteers and j two companies of the Washington Regiment of : Louisiana volunteers, amounting to 400 men, crossed the Rio Grande at its mouth and took up their line of march on its west or right bank for the small town of La Burati, eight miles above;supported by the U. S. steamer Neva, Capt. Fredrick, on board of which was a small detachment with a field piece. Die command had arrived the day previous at tho river, marching from Brazos do Santiago on the Sea Breach, expecting to be joined by a detachment of sailors and marines from - the squadron [lying a few miles off the entrance] to assist in crossing and to cooperate in their movements, but were disappointed until the Nava entered the river and relieved them from their difficulties, she having been despatched with supplies, by that indefatigable officer of the Quarter-master's Department, Major C. Thomas, who was present with Assistant Quarter-master, Capt. M. S. Miller, at the crossing. To-day an extra was received from Col. W. stating his safe and unopposed entrance into La Barita, where he has taken up position. Information was received from General Tay lor last evening, that he intended crossing o ver to Matamoras early to-day. Early in tho morning a few cannon were heard, I suppose he has taken the pluce without opposition, as the remains of tho Mexican army, 2000 men, were two days since in active preparation for retreat to San Fernando, 30 leagues south— the balance, not killed, drowned or prisoners, having scattered in utter confusion to their homes. Never were an army so panic strick en. In this retreat from tho battle field of the] 9th, Gens. Arista and Atnpudia led the van on j foot through the clvapparel, stripping off their ! clothes as they ran, and when they arrived at '< the river had nothing on but their shirts i streaming in the wind—thoy plunged in and ' swam across; many of their deluded followers sinking into the "sepulchre - ' that Mejia had promised to "the degenerated sons of Wash ington." Better far is the situation of tho gal lant M. Diaz Do La Vega, now a prisoner in your city, who stood manfully at his post, do ing his duty until captured, than fly a coward. He is one of the few prominent men who is highly esteemed by all who know him for his virtue. The regiment of Louisiana Volunteers un der Col. Walton are now on board transports, to be landed to-morrow morninc on Brazos is land, thence take up their lino of march, via Sea Beach, for mouth of Rio Grande. The balance of General Smith's command leave immediately after, same destination, to cross the river and march up to Matamoras. Yours, X. P. S. The Mexicans lost 100 drowned on their retreat crossing Rio Grande; most of the wounded delivered up to them by Gen. Taylor, I have since died by neglect, and want of hospi i tal means and supplies. 1 FOREIGN NEWS. FOUII DAYS LATER FROM EUROPE ARRIVAL OF THE STEAMER GREAT BRITAIN. RECEPTION OF THE OREGON NOTICE—THE ASPECTS ALL PACIFIC—ADVANCE OF 1-8 D IN COTTON-IRISH COERCION BILL IN STATU QUO-GRAIN MARKET ANIMATED PRODUCE MARKET UNCHANGED—MONEY MARKET SLIGHTLY DEPRESSED-SMITH O'BRIEN STILL IN DURENCE—NEW LINE OF STEAMERS—SPAIN COMPARATIVELY TRANQIL—NOTHING OF INTEREST FROM THE CONTINENT. By the politeness of the New York Herald we have recoived the following Telegraphic communication. The Great Britain left Liverpool on the Bth liist., and arrived at the wharf in New York, at half past 10 yesterday morning. The passage of the Oregon Notico had been received in England by the way of Havre. The London Times of the Bth, contains a leading article on the subject of the Oregon Question, which considers the American ac tion on the subject, favorable. Its passage had not created much surprise, was looked for as a matter of course, and the tone of the Times is evidently pacific. Cotton had gone up one eightli of a penny. 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When the misguided audimprudent votary of plea sure finds he lias imbibed the seeds of this painful dis ease, it 100 often happens lhat an ill-timed sense of shantc, or dread of discovery, deters him from apply ing to those who, from education and respectability can alone befriend him, delaying till the constitutional symptoms of this horrid disease make their appear ance, such as ulcerated sore throat, diseased nose, nocturnal pains in the head and limbs,dimness of sight, deafness, nodes on the shin bones and arms, blotches on the head, faccand < xtreniities, progressing on with frightful rapidity, till at last the palate of the mouth or the bones of the nose fall in and the victim of this aw ful disease becomes a horrid object of commiseration, till death puts a period to his dreadful sufferings, by sending him to "that bourne whence no traveller re turns." To such, therefore, Dr. JOHNSTON pledges himself to preserve the most inviolable secrecy, and, from his extensive practice in the first hospitals of Europe and America, he can confidently recommend a safe and speedy cure to the unfortunate victim of this horrid disease. It is a melancholy fact, that thousands fall victim to this horrid disease, owing to the unskillfulness o, men, who by the use of that deadly poison, mercury, ruin the constitution, and either send the unfortunate suffer to an untimely grave, or else make the residua of his lifemiserahle. GONORRHFEA AND GLEET CURED, by the most speedy and the most pleasant remedy known to no other physician. Itrequires no restraint of diet, or hindrance from business—it is mild, safe and effi cacious, eradicating every symptom of this affection, without causing other diseases, such as STRICTER! and AFFECTIONS OF THE BLADDER and PROSTRATI GLAND, which impyrics and quacks so often createby their noxious drugs and filthy infections. STRICTURES—when there is a partial suppres sion of urine, accompanied with uneasiness in the parts, or a frequent desire to make water, it is called Strieture. Yet this disease may exist, and none oi these symptoms be perceptible, or if at all, they are so slight as to pass unnoticed; hence, we find thou sands laboring under this affection who arc entirely unconscious of it- such persons become weak in the parts, seldom have children, and in the later stages of this complaint are incapable of enjoying Marriage— their systems become deranged, particularly the stomach, inducing symptoms of dyspepsia; also affec tions of the mind, peculiar fits ol melancholy, &c. See. which may end in some dreadful disease of the nerves, and will eithe.r cause a piemaiure death or else make the rest of life miserable. To such per sons, Dr. JOHNSTON offers the most speedy remedy that can be obtained in the United States. Qtj- Read Dr. J.'s Treaties on Veneral, etc. etc. TAKE PARTICULAR NOTICE. I Young men who have injured themselves by acer 1 tain practice indulged in when habit fre I quently learned from evil companions,%r at school— j the elfecls of which are nightly felt even when asleep, i and if noi cured renders marriage impossible, and de- I stroys both mind and body. I What a pity that a young man, the hope efhrs country, nnd the darling of his parents, should be snatched from all the prospects and enjoyments of I life by the consequences of deviating from ihe path of ! nature and indulging IH a certain secret habit. Bucb persons before contemplating MARRIAGE, Should reflect that a sound and body arc the most necessary requisites to promote connubial happiness. Indeed, without these, the journey through life be comes a weary pilgrimage, the prospect hourly dark ens to the view—the mind becomes shadowed with despair,and filled with the melancholy reflection, that the happiness uf another becomes blighted Willi our own. CONSTITUTIONAL DEBILITY. Dr. J. addresses young men and all who have in juted themselves by private &. improper indulgences, IMPOTENCE-WEAKNESS Op THE GENI TAL ORGANS. Loss of virile power is the penalty mostfreq uently paid by those who give a loose rein or license totheiy passions. Young peisoris are too apt to enmmite x cesses from not being aware of the dreadful effecta that may ensue. Although impotency occuis from stricture, deposites in the urine, gravel, and from nu merous other causes, yet the abuse of the sexual or gans, by excessive venery or self-pollution; particu larly the latter is the more frequent cause of it. Now who that understands the subject will preiend to deny that the power of procreating the species is lost soon er by those who practice the solitary vice than by the prudent. Besides, by premature impotence the di gestive functions are deranged, and Hie physical and mental powers weakened by a too frequent and too great excitement of the genital organs. Parents and guardians are often misled, with respect to the causes or sources of disease in their sons and wards. How often do they ascribe to other causes the wast ing of Ihe frame, idiotcy, madness, palpitation of the heart, indigestion, derangement of the nervous sys tem, cough and symtoms, indicating consumption, when the truth is that they have been caused by in dulging in a pernicious, though alluring practice, des tructive to both mind and body. INVOLUNTARY SEMINAL EMISSIONS. Of this distressing dlseaso, which is the common result of 'he above mentioned secret habit, but a very brief description for many rtasons,can be given here. The complaint comes on gradually. It begins by a too hasty discharge of semen in copulative and pas sionate dreams. Such emissions being too hasty, have no power, while the erections are feeble, imper feet and goon over. As the disorder grows worse, the discharges or emissions become more easily ex cited and frequent, often brought on by lascivious ideas, or by merely touching the pari. In this deplo rable case, the emissions take place without any pleasure and without erection, and in this debilitated and sensitive slate of the organs the direful effects ol pollution so ruinous to health, take place day and night. Pale, emaciated, and weak, the unhappy vic tim of artificial gratification complains ol pain in the head and back, has a languid look, dimness of sight, Hustling of the face when spoken to, lownessof spi rits, and a vague dread of something, often starting with terror at a sudden sight or sound. He also loaths society, from an innate sense of shame, and feels a dislike to all bodily and mental exertion. Distressed, and his mind fixed upon his miseries, he slyly searches every source that promises relief. Ashamed to make known his situation to his friends, or those who by education, study,and practical know ledge, are able to relieve him, he applies to the igno rant and designing, who filch him of his pecuniar substance, and instead of restoring hint to heatlth, leave him to sigh over his galling disappointment; the last scene of the drama winds up with mania, cata lepsy, epilepsy or some terrible disease of the nerves, and death drops the curtain, hurrying the urhapp patient to an untimely tomb, where his friendsir totally Ignorant of the real cwusc. All Sl/RGIUAL. OPERATIONS PERFORMED. N. B. Let no tslse delicacy prevent you, but apply immediately either personally or by letter. ALL LETTERS must be POST PAID. SKIN DIBEABBH SPEUDIL Y CURED. at/- Advice to the Poor GRATIS. TARE NOTIOE. DR. JOHNSTON has bad a greater practiec in the above affections than any pbysioian in IheU. 8. lie also possesses na advantage ouer all other*, from ihe faetof his having studied in thcgieat Hospitals of both Europe and ihi country, viz: those of England, Fiance, Spain, Russia, Denmark, See., and itc Hospitals of Philadelphia. Thousands in Baltimore can testify lhat he cured them atiereverv other mtans had failed. Innumerable certificates eeuld he given, but delicacy prevents it—for what •nan of retpectabili/y would ike bis name exposed— none—besides tboi'e sis so many peigens wjtlipui kno or character who sdvcKUe riusse '.hiags wjth fa ee oatr.c t: stihMm wopiS Bc.'.tl i.. aa ► ' *"v .;