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[OLUME. XV.—N . 106 i- —— LETTISH PltOitt MRS. MYERS. WRITTEN TO A FRIEND. I We find in the Richmond papers tho fo'ilow |g letter from Mrs. Virginia Myers, addressed la friend, in relation to the recent tragedy, c subsequent trial, and the publication of her Hters addressed to Mr. Hoyt. As we pub died a portion of her letlers, wc insert, as an :t of justice, the subjoined letter giving, as te says, an explanation of the whole alfair: ALTA VISTA. *' J\ly Dear Friend: —I ask your sympathy— pur condolence—in my crushing affliction— ey fiery trial. 1 cannot depict to you tho an- Suisli I endure at being thus arraigned for a Hnie, the vory thought of which crimsons my leek with indignation; nor can I convey the lightest idea of the torture with which I find lysolf the object of so much publicity. I irink wit hid the shade of retirement and so- Jusiori, but unhappy circumstances impel me brward, for 1 have been so overwhelmed by ])e appearance of tny letters in the public tints—an accumulation of mortification added J other causes of agony which 1 did not autici ate—that I have thought it but justice to my ilf to give you, my friend, a statement of my 'hole acquaintance with the individual so un jrtunately associated with me, in order that may furnish some palliation of my indis cretion. The commencement of my acquaintance vith Mr. Hoyt was under the following cir umstances: A letter was addressed to me under an onve ape to him, and this letter was transmitted to no by Mr. II . Up to this time, 1 had ne ter exchanged a word with Mr. Hoyt in my tfo. The contents of tiiis letter rendered it .ecessarv that I sliould seek a few words of ex ■lanation with him. 1 was reluctant to make Ilia the subject of a letter to Mr. Hoyt, and herefore I addressed him a note, requesting to ee him at my own house, concerning the mat er. In my first interview with Mr. Hoyt, at ny own house, he requested my permission to isit me again. To this I readily consented; nd as he suggested the propriety of our being ormally introduced in society, in order that our ■ecognition might be public, 1 acceded to his proposals of mooting him at Mr. Morna's •ooms, (whore be told me lie was sitting for his niniatura,) with Miss A. C., from whom, he paid, he would solicit an introduction to me.— from this time his visits to mo were very fre luent. In an interview, in the early part of iur acquaintance, I palliated' some expression nadvertantly used in one of my first notes to oiin, in which I had alluded to a feeling of do solation. To this ho replied, "that my happi- .less was the theme of public discussion; and was not a truth ho had guessed from my note, but one he had learned fiom his observation of my countenance, before he had formed my ac quaintance." Encouraged by my casual allu- sion to this subject, [indiscreetly made, on my part, as I am ready to confess,] in our associa tion together, ho would frequently advert to my situation as one of exquisite misery, pic turing to me my husband's indifference, re peating unkind and cruel words which he said my husband had used of me in the most public places, and assuring ine that his alienation and coldness to me, Ins wife, were the subject of re mark in society. This naturally incensed me against my husband, and made mc regard him most unkindly. From the sympathy he ex pressed for me, entering* into all my sorrows with the utmost depth of feeling, our confi '♦derice became very trustful and we conversed I together with great unreserve. Such inter course continued fur some time; and thus was I unconsciously and imperceptibly prepared to lend my ear to an avowal of attachment, from which 1 would have revolted, had it been pre faced by less insidious designs. Shortly subse quent to this crisis, my husband received an anonymous note, which he promptly showed me. This circumstance precluded Mr. Iloyt's visits to niy own house, notwithstanding "the testimony to the contrary; for alter this he ne ver crossed the threshold of my door. And here I cannot forbear touching upon part of the testimony, which aflirins that 1 was "locked up" in a certain parlor for a number ot hours. It is true that I had several inter views with Mr. II in No. 18, the room re ferred to; but those who aro familiar witli tho location of lire rooms at the Exchange Hotel will readily recognise tins apartment as one of the most public in the establishment. It is well known also, that persons wishing for privacy in so public a place always secure themselves against intrusion. In accordance witli this practice, the door was fastened, as 1 knew my association with Mr. Iloyt was liable to re mark, and I was not desirous of my interviews witii him becoming the subject of public repre hension. I was there merely for private con versation; and the contents of those unfortu nate letters will at once testify that such con versation, without tho pollution of crime, was secret in its nature. Why, then, should one ' who lias acted thoughtlessly, but virtuously, be branded with odium, and circumstances be tor htfed and garbled, to fasten tho foul sin against There is other testimony, which has so utterly shocked, so entiiely amazed mo, that 1 am at a loss for words to refute it. If I could snatch a sunbeam from Ileavon, that would scarce be burning and bright enough to regis ter my innocence of such iiiul, loathsome accu sations. My God! my God! wilt thou suffer tho wretch to live who could pronounce such words, such base, dark, designing iios? Tiiey are black enough to have emanated from the i bottomless pit —wicked enough to have issued I irom hell itself. 1 wonder the tongue that pro nounced them was not palsied—scorched— scathed—by the instant lightning of God's wratch! In ail my indiscretions—in the most glaring of my errors—l have always remem bered 1 was a lady. My virtue has not been wrecked, nor have I forgotten, for an instant, that dolicacy which is innate within the heart of woman. So monstrous a tale is too shock ing—too abhorrent for human belief. My ab sence from Richmond, during May and June, 1846, when 1 was in the city of New Verlf, and the fact of Mr. Hoyt being an entire stranger to me in tho summer of 1815, (us our aequaint unco only commenced tho winter of that year,) lift once puts the seal of falsehood—gross false hood—-upon the abhorrent testimony to which 3 have just alluded. Is it not strange, that when my letters refer to every interview I ever had witli him, there should bo no aiiusion, riot even the most remote, to tho meetings which are so vilely attributed to me? I use strono and emphatic terms; but 1 feel uncontrollable PRIMTKD AMD PDBUMIKD lIVBRT MOKMING, BY BULL fc TITTTLE, Mo. 13* BALTIMORE STIIEET, BALTIMORE, Mil. vvednesday MORMNG, NOYEMHER 11, 1846. indignation that such foul aspersions sliould bo thrown undeservedly upon rnc. As my personal interviews witii Mr. Hoyt were suspended after the anonymous commu nication to my husband, our correspondence then commenced. Afterwards, and at his sug gestion, we were in the iiabit of meeting at the Exchange, mostly in the public parlor, but two or three times in No. 18, (a public sitting room,) and once, at Mr. lioyt's request, in -11, (a private parlor,) he saying we sliould not there be so liable to remark, as tho common drawing room of the hotel. I met him after wards in tho same room, myself suggesting it. I was insensibly lured from the patii of recti tude, by seductive vows of eternal devotion; and hearkening to such protestations, a respon sive feeling awoke in 1113' bosom. I felt a faith, a trust in him, too firm to be shaken, and with out pausing to reflect, i rushed on, wrockiug and ruining my happiness by my own act. His manner and words always wrought, on me the desired effect of more trustful confidence, and protestations arid evidences such as these, hur ried me along with fatal precipitation. A na ture like my own, capable of the dceposl feel ing, and trembling lest such feelings be unap preciated by the object on which it has been lavished, is often exhibited in my correspon dence with him. Every doubt—every fear— was answered by assurances of undying devo tion, and unswerving faith. Such vows fed and nourished by fatal attachment, until I became reckless of public censure, and prepared to en counter it, for his sake. After the interception of my letters by Col. Myers, 1 considered my association with Mr. Hoyt forever ended. I was closely watched, and had no means of communication with him. A day or two after this event, Mr. 11. sent me a package by his servant, with a message to the effect that he would have written to me, but knowing my situation, lie feared an inter ception of his note. lie besought me to write him by the messenger. On Monday, I receiv ed a letter from him, saying he had been under my window for two eights, hoping to see mo. j He enclosed me a cord, and wrote mo lie would be at Dr. 's, (where I was staying,) at a particular hour that night, when I must have a letter in readiness for him, which was to be attached to the cord, and lowered from the win dow, and he, in like manner, would transmit to rne a communication frotYi himself. Finding that he had mistaken the situation of my room, 1, in acceding to his suggested plan, appointed him a window in front, where 1 could receive the proposed communication, and return to him the package I should prepare for him. In one of these letters, he promised to continue his correspondence with me after my departure from Richmond, provided it could bo arranged with safety. Ho then reques'ed me, most im port unely, to destroy every line he had ever written ino, knowing I hail numberless letters of his in my possession. This I promised un hesitatingly, and performed without one dis trustful thought; and thus I robbed myself of evidence which might have palliated rny error, since my own letters, sacred as I deemed them, have been committed to the press for the gaze and t*unt of the unfeeling multitude. Does it harmonize with justice, thus to deliver up to public print, one portion of a correspondence, while the other part, which induced it, is shrouded forever from publicity? To my judg ment, 'tis an act of injustice, from which 1 should imagine every humane heart would re volt with abhorrence. Having unfortunately deprived myself of every line, which prompted such passionate expressions of Affection, I am unable to contrast with mine those professions,' of equal warmth and equal fervor, which I was accustomed to receive, and which might have excused the tone of my replies. The letter in tercepted, and most fortunately preserved by my father, is the only one from Mr. Hoyt, which appears in comparison with my own; though from it one can easily gother that 1 was not the only actor in this correspondence, nor the only source from which emanated profes sions of devotion and epithets and endearment. 1 wrote in the very sanctuary of confidence, never dreaming that another eye would behold those evidences of my feelings, hut the one for whom such vows were registered; arid yet, in the very secret and shadow of such confidential intercourse, mark how often I appeal to him for my purity, and gtiilelossness: "Your pure and spotless," &c., "You know the purity of this heart; you know not one impure thought has ever dwelt there;" "In the presence = of heaven itself I could swear that this bosom is as free irum guile, froo from impurity, as an angel's, and rather than lose that purity, that delicacy, which I know is the jewol 'of my character, I would far rather lose life itself;" "Every thought of this heart is as pure, as spiritual as heaven itself;" "Although the world may accuse us, yet in our own hearts wo have the consciousness of innocence, and that will sustain us." Is it reasonable that such ex pressions as these would have found their way into such confidential communications, if one stain of guilt—one spot of pollution—had mar red my intercourse with him? Is it reasonable that 1 should thus have pointed to my virtuous purity, unless 1 had been spotless and unblem ished? Oh! no! no! A ietter 1 addressed to my husband has also been exhibited, calculated to reprcient mo as acting with tho utmost duplicity. There are circumstances in extenuation of this. On tho day after Mr. Myers' departure to the North, Mr. Hoyt asked me when I should write to my husband. On my replying "the following day," lie said, "Remember, it is important that your letter should be couched in the most affection ate terms " I remaikcd, "I thought such ad vice from him singu'ar and inapplicable." 110 replied, "You have always been in the habit of writing to him affectionately; and wero your letteisnow to be characterized by coldness, his suspicions might be excited as to tho cause."— Wliun I penned those words to my husband, I really felt just as I wrote; for when I was with him, or in correspondence with him, my con science reproached me for the wrong I was do ing him, and at such moments 1 fell kindly and tenderly towards him. r I here is one point in this fatal correspond ence whieli 1 wisli to rectify in your eyes, and that is the entanglement of my sisters' names in some of the letters. They were both unsus picious of the nature of iny association with Mr. Hoyt. L was entirely unaware of tho naturo of my correspondence with hi in, and my elder sister ignorant even of the fact of my ac quaintance with him, boyorid tho mere casual, speaking acquaintanceship offormal, fashiona ble intercourre. Thus, my dear friend, have J given you all the particulars of an association which bus end ed so fatally for one of its actors —so unhappily, so unfortunately for tho other; for f am now mourning over tiie ruins of my domestic peace, which toy own hand assisted to demolish.— Yet, even 111 this hour of gloom and darkness, while the storm rages around me, and even the voice of pity is hushed by the tumultuous tem pest of public reprobation, f find my conscience serene amidst the billows; for that conscience whispers unceasingly to my agonized heart, that, of crime, of guilt, I am as sinless as a seraph before God's throne; and in that greflt Day of Retribution, when all secret thoughts and secret feelings shall be uncovered, my pu rity shall be read, in bright character-, by those who now condemn mo. Crushed, overwhelm ed as I now am, tiie world fuels authorized to hurl the most cruel accusations against mo; but God is in}' refuge from Man's violence, and I live in the abiding hope that the hour will con* when I shall be regarded as a deeply injured and greatly wronged woman. I have been keenly affected by the recent reception of two anonymous letters, couched 111 the kindest terms, breathing all the fragrance of sympathy, and assuring me that the belief of my inno cence is indelibly stamped on many hearts.— Oh! with what thankfulness, with what tearful gratitude, did I dwell on those kind and tender expressions! The world cannot know the bleeding heart it lacerates by unworthy sus picion—undeserved condemnation—or its hand would be stayed. You, my friend, who have known me from my earliest childhood—have watched my girl hood melting into tho maturity of woman— smiled at the bright happiness of my early mar ried life—you will not refuse to shed the tear of sympathy over the wreck of my earthly prospects. You remember ine as I was, in tho iresh, rural shades of my youthful home; but transplanted to the atmosphere of fashionable life, tho fieshncss of my feelings withered, and though VIRTUE has stood stedfust, immovable, amid all allurements, 1 have seen the death of that buoyancy of spirit which once encircled me; for the harshness of the world lias now trampled, bruised, and forever crushed it. May God enable me to bear my trial meekly, assured that bigli Heaven will not always shroud the pure innocence of Your afflicted friend, VIRGINIA MYERS. LATEST NEWS! LATER FROM THE ARMY. EVACUATIOM OF BALTILLO BY THE*MEXI CANS—SANTA ANNA AND A LARCE FORCE AT BAN LOUIS—GEN. TAYLOR'S DEMAND ON THE MEXICANS FOR CORN AND MULES-DEATH OF LT. GRAHAM—OFFI CIAL NUMBER OF KILLED AND WOUNDED. The steamer Galveston arrivod at New Or leans on the 2d inst., with dates from Monte rey to the 16th ult. Tlio correspondent of the Picayune announces the deatli of Lieut. Gra ham, of the fill Infantry. Ho died on the evening the 11th of October, universally la mented. The wounded generally are doing well. Hopes are entertained that Major Lear, of the 3d Infantry, may recover, although BO terribly wounded. We arc sorry loam that fever and ague is beginning to prevail exten sively in the army. The acconnts from the troops in the valley of the Rio Grandu aro tru ly distressing. The N. O. Commercial Times, in referring to tho letters of its correspondent, says: It will be perceived that the first bearer of despatches, Lieut. Lewis C. Armistead,sciiton from Washington soon after tho refusal of the Provincial government of Mexico to accept, our overtures lor peace was made known, luid reached Gen. Taylor's encampment, and had communicated the instructions witli which ho was charged. What their exact purport was lias not transpired—all that was known was tiiat the Commander-in-Chief had remarked that the position of affairs rendered them of little consequence. Our correspondent assures us privately, that nothing will be dono until orders aro received from Washington, in an swer to the official account of the battle of Monterey, transmitted through Capt. E itun. 1 fsuch is tho fact, that statu s in quo will speedi ly be broken up, before this. Maj Graham, tho special messenger, who was despatched post haste from tho seat of Government, must have arrived at Monterey. liy far the most important information com municated by our correspondent is the fact, hitherto rumored, but now definitely ascertain ed, that the Mexicans are withdrawing from Sal tillo, and will not attempt to defend that town, but will fall back on San Luis Potosi. If any duubt whatever existed of tho accuracy ofthis intelli gence, it will be removed when we state that we received yesterday private advices from the city of Mexico, so late as the 25th of Septem ber, which state that Santa Anna had left the capital that morning with 2,000 cavalry and 1,000 infantry, for San Luis Potosi; and that positive instructions had been despatched to tho army of the North not to occupy Sultillo, but to retreat immediately to Sau Luis. Tho dictator had been utterly unsuccessful in his attempts to raise a loan of two millions on a mortgage of tho revenues of the church, as the lion was considered by capitalists inse cure, if not illegal. He then applied for £■200.000, but could only raise £27,000, which was the sum total with which ho started.— Hence, perhaps, the comparative mcagreness of his military escort. It was known in Mexi co, at the last dates, that the American army had reached Monterey; moreover, the best in formed parties in the capital were of opinion that the attack ot ur troops would ho success ful, as the movement of Gen. Worth on the Saltillo road was fully understood, and its im portance duly appreciated. Annexed to the correspondence, will be found the address of Ampudia, the general-in chiefofthe army of the north, from his head quarters in Saltillo, in which that renowned and valiant warrior recounts, after his own fashion, the storming and surrender of Monte rey. This document is less turgid and bom bastic in its vein than are most Mexican mis sives of the kind; with this exception, that Arn pndia. with matchless effrontery, boasts uf hav ing put fifteen hundred of our soldier liors dc remtal in the action of the 21st. At that rate ol slaughter, maintained during three days our army must have been annihilated. If so, why did this patent commander surrender the town to a contemptible handful of troops? Rut Mexi can exaggeration never dreams of consulting eitlu r credibility or reason. It is intended purely for home consumption, and is doubtless accepted as most veritable by the,ignorant po pulace of the interior. The Flag contains a translation of a corres pondence which took placo after the capitula tion of Monterey, between Gen. Taylor and Gov. Morales, in relation to certain charges made by the latter against tho volunteers quat tored in that city, of having murdered several Mexicans, and being generally disorderly in tiicir conduct; and also concerning the furnish ing of supplies for the American army. After capitulation, Gen. Taylor had a conversation with Morales on the first mentioned subject, and subsequently Col. Whiting, Quartermaster General, addressed the following note to the Governor: "General Taylor orders me to address your Excellency upon various subjects in reference to the conversation had with you the other morning when visiting his camp. "He desires, in particular, that you will or der the inhabitants of this Province to furnish mules for burthen between this place and Ca margo. Though we have a good number now employed, yet many more are needed." "He also charges me particularly to say to your Excellency, that you will request or com mand lite inhabitants to bring in their corn and deposit the same to a considerable amount in the city. It is necessary that this com should he brought in, and it must he, by your Excel lency's orders, or by force. If procured by the first means, it will bo paid for at the same price tho Mexican Government allows; if by tho se cond, the owners may look to their own gov ernment for redress. "You will please to inform me officially, (we wish a speedy reply,) what are the current prices of transporting each mulo load from Cuinargo to this city, and the prices which the Mexican Government have been paying for corn at this season." To this note of Col. Whiting, Governor Mo rales replies as follows: "Since this Government had the pleasure of conferring with Gen. Taylor upon various subjects of importance, they have taken due measures to accomplish your desires, relative to the accumulation of corn and removal of ef fects from Camargo, belonging to the Ameri can army. 1 havo to inform you that corn will bo furnished, (as much as can bo gather ed,) at five dollars per mule load, and also mules for burden as soon as they arrive from the interior, where they have been sent on busi ness, but ordered to return forthwith—with the understanding that the current prices for freight from this city for Ceralvo is two dollars and fifty cents per mule load—to Camargo five dol lars—to Cadereita one dollar and fifty cents— the same to the estates of Dolores and Concep tion, which are below Cadereita. Such being (lie case you will pleaso signify the same to General Taylor, adding at the samo time that it will not be necessary to use force in procuring the objects indicated, for there is no luck of desire to serve. With this motive 1 offer you iny considera tion and esteem. God and Liberty. Monte rey, Sept. 30th, 1840. FRANCISCO de P. MORALES. Col. Whiting consented to receive the sup plies on these terms. The Flag says the prices are double tlioso paid by the Mexican govern ment. On the 2;itiSeptember, Gov. Morales coin plained bitterly of the excesses committed by iho volunteers in the service of the U. Slates. He proposes that tho correspondence bo carri ed on in French, as he understands that Ge neral Taylor is perfectly versed in the French idiom. On tho Ist of October, General Taylor an swered that Governor Morale? must be aware that it is no easy task to keep such men (the volunteers) in subjection, and that although Lis great desire is to maintain good order, yet he knows that excesses have been committed, but none of a grave character. "As to the French idiom," says General Taylor, "1 take the liberty to add that your Excellency lias been misinformed in regard to my possessing a knowledge of it, and in conso quonce, I beg you will please hereafter, as heretofore, receive my communications in English." The following is from the Galveston News: From Col. Davis we learn that the Mexicans have totally evacuated tho whole country this side of San Luis Potosi. The information lias been derived from so many sources that there is now no doubt of this fact. Tiicy left behind some forty dragoons to destroy fortifications that had been constructed at Los Mucrtos, a naturally strong and difficult pass on the road to Saltillo, and about five or six miles beyond tho Rinconada. They have also dismantled Saltillo, destroying whatever might be of use to our army, and which they'could not take a way. Thus there is now nothing left for Gen. Taylor to conquer hut a barrenjregion of rug ged mountains and thirsty plains, affording neither water nor provisions lor the subsistence of man or beast, over a distance of two or three hundred miles to San Luis Potosi. if, as has been said, Gen. Taylor has orders to match upon San Luis Potosi, so as to roach that city by the end of November, tho question arises now is ho to trav.rse such a country as he will have to do, by a forced march at the rate of 15 or 20 miles per day. Tho only water on this route is in the Mexi can tanks which will doubtless be all broken up as the enemy retires. To carry water sufficient to save his army and teams from suffering would probably require more horses, mules and oxen than are now in thcarmy, all ofwhicli arc required for the transportation of the neces sary stores and munitions, in making this re treat the enemy have doubtless adopted a wise policy, leaving behind them a far more formi dable enemy for Gen. Taylor to encounter, (viz. tho march) than ho could ever find in their own arms and foitified towns. After leaving the troops necessary to garri son Monterey, Saltillo and other towns, Gen. Taylor will only have an ariny of about 6000 men with which to penetrate into the heart of the ermine's cjuutry, and fur beyond the reach of any reserve upon which he might fall back for support, in case of necessity. Sueh, we believe, is a correct account of the present po sition and prospects of our army, as derived Iron) good authority. Gen. Ampudiahas been superseded in command, but the name of the successor is not remembered. i Of the movements of Santa Anna, the Times says: Private advices from the city of Mexico up to -"Jtli September inform us that Santa Anna had leit the capital on that morning with 2000 and 800 infantry. He was utterly unsuccess ful in raising a loan ol two iniilions on a mort gage of the revenues of the Church, us the lien was considered by capitalists illegal. He then applied for $200,000, but could merely obtain $21,000, which was the sum total with which he started. I Santa Anna proceeds to San Luis Potosi, where he will halt, and concentrate the whole ol tho Mexican forces. Instiuctions have been I forwarded to the general corn maud mi? the ar my ol the north, to make no further resistance | at Saltillo, but to fall back upon San Luis IV I losi. A f reneh batquc, the Duvivier, slipped in to tho port ol Vera Cruz on or about the 25th Sept. Gen. Taylor received on tho 10th the des patches sent from Washington, sent previous to tho knowledge of the capture of Monterey. What they ate, is not publicly known. Gen. Taylor when asked, said the state of circurn-1 stances here made thorn of little consequence, I from which, some infer his self-confinement to! certain iim its, has counteracted some scheme' of the President and cabinet The last news had of Ampudia is, that lie, with the army, have left Saltillo and gone fur ther into the interior. From all that we can loam hero, Santa Anna docs not appear to be ! firmly settled in power, and the withdrawal ofj this army towards Mexico may be necessary to effect some political purposes. Ihe health of the troops is generally good j here, and most ofour wounded are doing well. I My first guess as to our loss was close, and i would almost prove me to have been a Yankee, j In my letter of the 29th of September it was put down at 500; the official returns were not then in—tin y are now; and are killed and wounded—total, 490. A correspondent of the Picayune writes as follows: A mail which was sent from Camargo by a Mexican express rider for the army, about tlio ; 21st ult.. and which, it is believed, contained important despatches for Gen. Tavlor, besides many private letters, was taken by the enemy 1 and conveyed to Ampudia, who received it on the day of the capitulation. Whether tlio Mexican mail rider was killed, as is pretended,' or carried the mail of his own accord to Am- j pudia, is not known; but certain it is that the ! mail is in possession of tlio enemy. After the ! Mexican army had retired to Saltillo, Gen. j Taylor hearing of the loss of the mail, sent a messenger to Ampudia and requested him to j return the private correspondence. Tlio self appointed postmaster general of our Army replied, through a Mr. Faullac, that a mail had been taken and received by him, hut j that he had,forwarded the bag to Santa Anna! Mr. Faullac, however, hoped soori to have the ' pleasure either of sending hack the private cor respondence or of bringing it in peison. Tliie accounts for many persons in tbc Army not re-' ceiving intelligence from home when they know it was due. Seizure of a Mexican Schooner. A schoo ner from Yucatan arrived at New Orleans on the 2d inst., with §7,000 in specie, and a quail- | tity of logwood, hats, &c., was seized by the U. States. ACCIDENT AT SEA— Lots of Life. The pack-; et ship Wyoming, on her recent voyage from Philadelphia to Liverpool, encountered a vio lent gale and suffered considerable injury, be sides losing several ol her crew overboard. A letter from the Captain says- I saw tho mainmast-head give way, and thought the topmast would fall to leeward, but the ship suddenly rolled to tfhndward and tho topmast fell on the weather side, with all the appendages. When the topmast fell, it carried away the fore and maintop-gallant-inasts by the cap, locking and jamming all the braces of the yards on the fore and mizzen masts, and rendering the vessel for a time uncontrollable. At the commencement of the gale the men had just finished reefing the main-topsail, and somo of, them had lain down tho main yaid to furl the mainsail, when tho ship gave a tremendous lee 1 lurch, tumbling the men down on the deck and ( overboard, arid, horrible to relate, five of them 1 perished. The following are their names, viz: Newton Wuodrufi, James Totnkins, George Hadley, Abraham Tliieson and Isaac White, (boy.) The names of those that were injured by falling on deck were as follows:—William Flynn, lug broken; lingerie Westphiil, do; Win.' Jones, head badly cut, &o ; G. M. Smith, se riously injured in the buck and leg; Thomas! Wheeler, hurt in the side, and Chits. Latour' had the cap of his knee put out of place. The second mate had his side injured, and was bad ly cut over the eye, but did not give up doing duty. Latour, Smith and Wheeler are again able to do duly, the others st II incapacitated. It was a most fortunate thing that the topmast fell on the windward side—had it fallen on the leeward every one of the crew would have been ' swept overboard. DESTRUCTIVE FLOOD— Breaches in the Canal and Reservoir. The heavy rains on Saturday, Sunday and Monday of last week, says the Philadelphia Chronicle, have, wo fear, done so much damage to the canal along the Juniata, as to render it useless for the balance of the season. What the actual exlentofthe darnago is, wo arc unable to learn. There was a breach at Mill creek, and near Lcwistown the bank between the canal and river has been washed away in two or three places. Great damage! was done to the new rbservoir now being con-' structcd by 11. L. Patterson, on the east branch j of the Juniata. The loss is c.-limated at SISOO. j NLITSPAPER ron SALB. The Clarksburg (Va.) Republican, a Whig paper, doing a good business, is offered lor sale. 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JOHNSTON, d distinguished graduate from one of the first Co iegea i jithe United States, which may he seen by his Diploma; also, a member of the Royal College of I "'urgcone and Licentiate of the Apothecary's Halt, } London; and the greater part of whose life has been j spent in the first hospitals of Europe and America, ; vim- those of London, Paris and Philadelphia, may ' be consulted on all diseases, but more particularly ! A CERTAIN DISEADL. 1 When the misguided and imprudent votary of plea j sure finds he liar imbibed the seeds of this painful di* ease, it too often happens that an ill-timed sense cf I shame, or dread of discovery, deters him from appiy } ing to those who, from education and respectability can alone befriend him, delaying til! the constitutional symptoms of this horrid disease make their appear ance, such as ulcerated sore throat, diseased nose, nocturnal pains in tin; head and limbs,dimnessof sight, deafness, nodes on the shin bones and arms, Idotclist nn the head, faccami extremities, progressing on with (rightful 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 liorridobject of commiseration, till death puts a period to his dreadful sufferings, by , sending him to "that bourne whence no traveller re -1 turns." To such, therefore, Ilr, JOHNSTON pledges 1 himself to preserve the most inviolable secrecy; and, from his extensive practice in the first hospitals ot Europe and America, lie can confidently recommend a safe arid speedy cure to the unfortunate victim of I this hortid disease. It is a melancholy fact, that thousands Call victim to this horrid disease, owing to the uaskillfulness ot men, who by the use of that deadly poison, mercury, ruin the constitution, and either send the unfortunate suffer to an Hntiim-ly yrave, or else make the residua of his life miserable. GONORIUJCEA AND GLEET CURED, hv tb most speedy and the most pleasant remedy known U no other physician, it requires 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 and ArreoTtoss OK TBE RLADDER and PROSTRATU (JI.ANO, which impyrics and quacks so often create their noxious driuts and filthy infections. STRICTURES—when there is a partial supprei sion of urine, accompanied with uneasiness in tin parts, or a frequent desire to make water, it is callod Stricture. Yet this disease may exist, and none o> lliese symptoms be perceptible, or if at all, they ai so slight as to pass unnoticed; hence, we find thoa sands laboring under this affection who are entirely unconscious of it- such persons become weak in tha parts, seldom have children, and in the later stages of this complaint are incapable of enjoying Marriage— their systems become deianged, particularly tht stomach, Inducing symptoms of dyspepsia; also affec tions 0/ the rriitiit, peculiar fits ol melancholy, fcc. Sic. which may end in some dreadful disease "of ths nerves, and will either cause a piemnture death 01 else make the rest of life miserable. To such per sons, Dr. JOHNSTON offers the most speedy remedy that can he obtained in the United States. QQ- Read Dr. J.'aTreaties on Veneral, etc. etc. TAKE PARTICULAR NOTICE. Yosng men who have injured themselves by acer i tain practice indulged in when alone—a habit fre ! quently learned from evil companions, or at sehooi | the effects of which are nightly felt even when asleep, and if not cured renders marriage impossible, and de \ stroys both mind and body. What a pity that a young man, the hope of hit country, and the darling of bis parent?, should It snatched from all the prospects and enjoyments ot life by the consequences/of deviating from the jitiUi of nulure and indulging in 'acertain secret habiS. Such persons before contemplating MAURI AGE, 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 Iniurly dark ens to the view—the mind becomes shadowed with despair,and filled with tlie melancholy rt flection, thai the happiness of another becomes blighted nidi our own, CONSTITUTIONAL DEBILITY. Dr. J. address* s young men and all who nave irj (tired themselves by private 6c improper indulgences ISIPOTENCE-ILEAKNLSS Ot THE (JUKI TAI. ORGAN'S. Loss of virile power is the penalty mostfreq unntiy paid by those who give a loose rein or license tntheir passions. Young persons are too apt to coiamiiex eesses from not being aw are of the dreadful effects that may ensue. Although impotenry occurs from stricture, depositee in the urine, uravel.and from nu merous other causes, yet the abuse of (be sexual or gans, by excessive venery or self-pollution; parties' te.rly the latter is the more frequent cause of it. Now w ho that understands the subject will pretend to deter that the power of procreating the species is lost soon er by those who practice the solitary vice than t.y tb prudent. Besides, by premature impotence the di gestive functions are deranged, and the physical and mental powers weakened by a too frequent and toe great excitement of the genital organs. Barents and guardians are often misled, with respect to lh causes or sources of discass in their sons ami wards. How often do they ascribe to other causes the wast ing of the frame, idiotcy. madness, palpitation of tb 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" tractive to both mind pud body. INVOLUNTARY SEMINAL EMISSIONS. CM this distressing disease, which is the common result of 'he above mentioned r erret hchit. lint n very brief description for many reasons.can be given here. The complaint comes on gradually. It begins by* too hasty discharge of stiaen is copulative ami pas sionate dreams. Such emission* hcing too hasty, have no power, while the erections are fer hie, Imper fect and soon over, As the disorder grows wore, the discharges or emissions become mure easily ex cited and frequent, often brought on b lj-i ,viouj ideas, or hi merely toucleng ibi" part. In ih,- :. io rfl/ile case, the emissions take pi .ee without any pleasure and without erection, and in tins debilitated an J s msitive stale of the organs lip direful em ots of pollution 10 ruinopa to health, lake place day and ails'-1. Palo, emaeiati d, and weak, tin tsnhamw vic tim of artificial gratification cop ;- • <nf pain in the head and liack, has a languid look. I'miress of surhi flushing of the face when spoken to, lowaaaa of apt! Rio, and a vague dread of something, often slatting vviih t< nor ot a sudden sight or sound. He aiss loatlts society, f-om an innate sense of shame and feels a dislike to all bodily and mental exertion.— Ilistrcssed, and his mind fixed upon his miseries U: slyly searches evi ry source iho promises relief. Ashamed to make known his situation to his friend*, or those who by education, study,and practical knot. I dge, are able to relieve him, lie applies to the igi.t>- raut and dcsigaiug, who fllch him of his pcuuußi substance, ami instead of restoring him to heatltl" have him to sieh over his galling disappointment; lbs last scene ol the drama winds up with mania, cnta Icpsy, epilepsy or sonic terrible disease ofthe nerves and death drops the curtain, hurrying the unhapp patient to an untimely tomb, where bis irieaiia '.••tally ignorant of the real cause. All SURGICAL. OPE. ATIOJVS PERFORMED, N. B. Let no lalse delicacy prevent you, but apply immediately eitner personally or by letter. ALL LETTERS must be POST RAID. SKIN DISEASES SPEEDILI CURED, i &J- A<i viet; to the Toor GRATIS i TAKE NOI'ICE. Pr, Joiinstos has had a greater practice, in tl.e above affections than any physiciun in | tiie U.S. He also possesses an advantage oucr ali i others, front tlie tV." I of his having studied in the great I flospitalc of both Europe ami this country, viz: those of England, Flan Spain, Russia, Denmark, &c., | and the Hospitals <■ Philadelphia. Thousands is | Baltimore can test v 'a. re cured litem aiter every lotber means had tuihd. innumerable certificates _ could he given, hut d*.li vcy prevents it—for unut '' 'nan of rcyr lability would iike his name exposed— r! none—besides there are so many persons without I kaow'cilge or ctoractcr who advertise these things ' with ia.it. name:, that alone wouk! forbid it. .r.sa