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VOLUME. XV.—N .121
LATEST NEWS! Late from the Squadron! TAMPICO TAKEN WITHOUT PIKING A GUN. We are indebted to the New Orleans Com mercial Times, Picayune and Delta for extras, containing iliu important intelligence that our squadron have taken Tampico without firing a gun. Com. Perry arrived off the Baliao in the U. S. steamer Mississippi, on the 20lli inst., and came up to New Orleans the next day, and communicated to the press of that city the fact of tho cornpl ite success of the expedition. The Commercial Times says : The squadron arrived off Tampico on the 14rh instant, and immediately took possession of the city without striking a blow. It may be remembered that in our statement of Mexican news, given some days since, we mentioned that Santa Anna intended issuing ordeis to the garrison at Tainpico to abandon the place and remove their artillery, calculating that in the event of its being taken a strong force would be required to garrison it, and that the Ameri can army.would be proportionately weakened, iu conformity to these views, orders were issu ed to the military commander to leave the town, and, when captured by the squadron, it was found destitute of soldiers, ordnance, and ammunition. The garrison had evacuated the place, and taken up the line of march for San Luis Potosi. Com. Connor landed about 160 sailors and marines, and with thern entered the town and quartered his men in the citadel. There Ihey remained at the last advices, u small (loiilla being stationed in the harbor to guard the an proach to the city. There is little danger of any attempt at its re-capture from without. But 160 men constitute an insufficient force to insure tranquility and obedience within. It be comes necessary to strengthen the garrison; and this, we understand, is the principal mo tive which brings Ctrn. Perry to our city, lie is de-nous of leinfbrcing the small detachment left in Tainpico, by an additional supple of troops. Wu trust he may tolly succeesslal in accomplishing Ins views. We learn that Coin. P. consider* the possession of Tampico impor tant to the United States in many respects, and is therefore extremely anxious to throw into that town a fort sufficient to bid defiance at once to disaffection w itinn, or assaults with out, its wulls. The steamer Mississippi touched at the mouth of the Brasos for the purpose of inform ing Gun. Patterson that Tampico had been captured, and of notifying him that a rein forcement would be required from the troops stationed at Point Isabel. Com. Perry will leave to-day, and rejoin his squadron. We hope that the capture of Tam pico, bloodless though it be, may be the first of a series of exploits that will re-establish cur gallant Navy 111 the entire confidence of the people. The officers of the gulf squadron aro only panting for a chance to distinguish them selves. We predict tlioy will not long remain without an opportunity of gathering fresh lau rels. Tampico contains about 4,000 inhabitants, but there are two towns adjacent, almost con nected with it, called Pueblo Vieja and Alla mira, which considerably increase tho popula tion on that part of the coast of Mexico. Com. Perry tells us that he was scarcely before Tam pico half an hour, when lie was despatched away on the mission, which he has so soon consummated. On the summons to surrender the town being made, a deputation composed of the authorities and principal citizens waited on Com, Connor and intimated their readiness to comply. Commissioners were then appointed, and the usual stipulations being inude and ac corded, regarding the due protection to life and property, used among civilised nations, the stars and stripes soon floated over this blood less conquest. The Union publishes a brief officinl letter from Com. Connor, dated "off Tampico," Nov. 14, in which he says : On my arrival at the city, 1 was mot by a deputation from the citizens, offering the sur render of the place on condition that their laws, institutions, and property should be re spected. 1 will hold the place as long as possible; its knportance requires that a garrison of live or ix hundred men should be sent to occupy it as speedily as possible. To obtain this object, 1 have despatched Coin. Perry to Mutamoras, to make arrangements with Gen. Putterson to have a force here without delay. The Picayune states that Gov. Johnson, of Louisiana, immediately on the arrival of the Mississippi, proffered for the use of the United States, six 6 pound and three 9 pound brass | pieces, together with 100 rounds of ball 'or each gun, and 60 rounds of grape shot. These ganaare ready to go on board ship—have been accepted, and will be immediately despatched toTampico. This is a commendable act of the executive of Louisiana. INTEHKsIING KKO.AI MEStCO. Tone of lite Mexican Journals—Thirty Thousand Troops al Sun Louis—Mexican Officers charg ed malt Cowardice by Santa .Anna—Efforts to carry on the War— Santa Jlnna serving gra tuitously—Movements in California, t,-c. Tim JS cw Orleans Picayune has received Vera Cure journals to the Blli inst. being cigl-j days lulrrtlran previous advices, and containing a variety of highly interesting intelligence.— The Picayune gives the subjoined summary: We miss the papers of the Ist inst, which contained Simla Anna's address from San Lu is, in which lin enduvors !c heal the dissentions of wytics in the cupiioj, am.' renounces forever foftiimsell political office. Judging from the tone of the papers, this will nut do. Paities arc su (.• rn'iil.ti red against each other that he on ly can stay their exuesses and uhito tl, hi coun try. All appeal to him, especially the extreme federalists, to assume power. In the enn v he will bo constrained to do so,or civil war ensue The tone of tho Mixican papers is as einbit er ed against us as ever. Nothing is talked of in the Provinces but the war; mid tri tho capilul, but the war and the political divisions. But lei AND BALTIMORE DAILY CLIPPER. PRINTED ARID PUBLISHED KTERV MORNING, BY BULL, & TUTTLE, No. 134 BALTIMORE STREET, BAL.TIMOUK. M<. dp first bring up tho news as to the expedition of Tabasco. When Com. Perry left the anchorage near Vera Cruz for Tabasco, the Mexicans supposed that Alvnrdo was again to be attacked. It was only some days ufter that they learned his ronl destination. Their first accounts of the result were published on the 2d inst. They treat it as n wanton predatory expedition, prompted on ly by the defenceless stnte of Tabasco, and they taunt us with our two repulses from Alvnrado, and defy us to renew the attempt. The indicator of the 2d inst., says, that the evening previous, they we insulted by un Ame rican merchant vessel, which passed the eity for Saerificios, so close in that she might readi ly have been seized by boats and launches from tho port, the blockading ship being at quite a distance at the time. The blamo is thrown up on the government for not providing money and other resources to improve puch opportu nities. The Imlicador says that the Captain Gene ral at Vera Cruz received despatches on the sth instant, covering another from the Secre tary of State of the United States to lha Mex ican Secretary of Foreign Affairs. The pur port was unknown to Ihe editor, but he pre sumes it to be another proposal on our part for peace—Mr Polk presuming that the fall of Monterey will dispose the Mexicans to submi-sion. Government received despatches on the Ist inst from Santa Anna with a statcmeut of what measures for defence he had taken, and expressing a hope that tie should be able to repair the honor of the nation. Santa Anna also wrote ihat Gen. Taylor had received front Washington a million of dollars,and reinforce ments which carried the number of his troops to 21,000. The Monit. r says that Gen Taylor had contracted for 25,f(10 sack of corn at $5 a sack. A Mexican to whom ihe contract was tendered had refused to execute it So says the Monitor. The poor c. urier shot by Ampudia wa- the one on whom they found Mr. Marcy's letter of Sept. 2d to Gen. Taylor. Thus it appears that lie was not faithful. A paper of the 221 of October front Du rango, says that G>n. Oartales had had a fight with a party of volunteers, killing fifty of them and taken four een wagons. Encoura ged by his example, the Duran.ro paper says the whole country was in insurrection Gi nales pretended that he <)id not know of the capitulation, not having signed if; and bcsidis, it did not, he contended, extend to volunteers. These volunteers had been sent away by Gen Taylor, as some said, b cause their term of sen ice had expired; others said they were in pursuit of Canutes; and yet others, that they were on their way to Tampico It was also reported that "they were ter ified by the man ner in which lite Mexicans fought at Mi ti'.e rey." The papers still complain of the excesses committed by the Americans at Monterey.—- Families continued to leave for Haltillo, and from the neighborhood of the latter city,even, they were going south to escape the visitation of our troops A letter written from San Luis Potosi on the 28th of October says there were then 18,b00 tioops there, and that in fifteen days more there would probably be 3 1,000. There was no room for people in the city and pro visions were excessively scarce. Gen. Santa Anna had ordered a number of officers to leave their commands in the army and repair to the village of Puzos for trial on the charge of cowardice at Monterey. The list includes Gens. Jaurequi and Ilami'ez; Cols. Carrasco and Enci-co; L eut. CoL. Cas tro anil Fernandez; Commandants of Squad rons, Bena Landeros and Ramirez, and First Adjutant Mariano Iluerta, of the battalion of San Luis We have a long despatch from Almonte giving directions for the execution of a de cree of Solas, commanding people in posses sion of arms to bring them in for the use of the Government,to be appraised &c. We have no time for the details, but the Government shows itself in earnest in bring ng out all the material in the country. A report having obtained circulation that strangers were to be exemDted from the pay merit of contributions for the war, it is indig nantly contradicted. Government has not yet made up its mind on this subject. Gen S.mta Anna has declin. dto receive pay for his services. The Government of the State of San Luis Poto<i has passed a decree expelling from its limits every Anglo-American living there, giving them three days, c untingfrom the 21st of October, to take their departure. We have the address of Gen Valencia to I the inhabitants of Guanajuato, dated the 30th |of October, as he was to march to j.<in Santa | Anna. That State is said to have raised j 6000 troop, in every way perfectly equipped, j and to have contributed most liberally to the j war. His address thanks them in the mist ! flowing terms. In bidding them farewell he | charges them top epire "victorious wreaths" I wi'h which to bind the brows of the suldicrs whom he will soon bring back to them. Gen. Salas is issuing decree after decree,urging the payment of a-sr-e ments and contributions for the war. Some of tire more recent of his financial projects he has been compelled to reconsider thus early, finding the wants ol the Government too pressing for any new fi.ian cia! system. Tne division of troops which defended Guadalajara against Paredcs left thai cily on the 11th of October for San Louis Potosi. The election of Deputies to the Constituent Congress took place on the 15th inst, in the digerent States. We have the result in ma ny of them, hut the reader would not be in tereste lin an array to MfX'can names. Se nor Rejon has been return*d,but a protest was at once made against Ins elenjon on the ground of his lacking legal qualifications.— —Old Herrera was elected at Jalapa by ac clamiition. The Government profissca to have taken no part in these elections, but (he Governor of the dstrict- cf iVlei ico sent an armed f rce to Toluci to prevent a suspected design of overawing the electors. We find in the pnpers a letter from Chihua hua dated the 10'h Oct, Lorn which it ap. pea s that Gov Fri.is at last K srtted of the advance of ah army of North Aisiriearw. The Mexican spies set dowti the member a' perhaps more, with one or joerhap, two piec£3 of cannon, The officer who lMnkes MONDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 30, 1846. the report to Gov. Fit is infers that they are North Americans, or at least under the com mand of North American offerers, from the order in which they inarch, their mode of encampment, stationing piquets and the like. They were reen in the vicinity of Saz Car lo*, and it was supposed were about to fall upon llainada or Gooquilla. This last town is 11id down on the best maps which we have as being nearly- south of Chihuahua and a little east of the main road to ihe south. We infer from this that the Mexicans have dis covered the advance of Gen. Wool's com mand In regard ro Chihuahua, we bcl ere we have before said that Gen. Reyes had been ordered thither, and a thousand muskets granted for the defence of the people. Since then both the General ant! the guns have been countermanded. Wby this was done, no one npp ars to know, but we suspect Santa Anna knew full well that to send a thousand mus kets there was but to throw them into Gen. Wool's way. A strong appeal is made to Santa Anna not to abandon Chihuahua. j A large number of Indians, said to reach 2,000, had passed from Chihuahua into Du ! rango, and it was feared they would enter Eicatecas. Five huadted mounted treops | left Zicatec3 on the 224 October, to repel thein, and Gen. Reyes was to Icavo on the j Ist November and march again-t them, in or- S der to restore confidence to the affrighted i people. We have some accounts in detail of j the ravages committed by ll,c Indians, but have not room for them. Advices from Mazaiian to the 11th of Oc tober have been receive I in Mexico. An English vessel had ariive.l there,having touch ■ ed at the various ports of both California;.— I Mm reports that the American possession of country is not peaceful; that the greater ' part of the people [-'would that we could say j all," says the editor,] are disgusted; several , times insurrections had been at>euipted, and ' with a little support they woulJ be success ful. In Los Angeles ihere was in September an insurrection against the Americans. The in surgents fortified thpmselves in a hou.-e, but were atta kcrl by the Yankees, and m leaving it an action took place, iri which the chief of the insurgents and several otheis were killed, and many were wounded The Squadron of Occupation was much weakened, having so many ports to blockade, and so few m n u ho could he spared to disctn batk. It followed that different points were but slightly guatded—some by only eight or ten men I lie French Consul at Monterey, Mr. G is quet, having be n pm under arrest for having protested against the occupation of Ca ifor nia, remained still under surveillance. An English vessel had accordingly proceeded to tho Marquises to communicate the news. We shall sec, adds the Mexican, how these auda cious Yankees will get out of this new diffi culty, in which they are involved by their own excesses. A sloop of war of the enemy had arrived ai Guaymas, with a view to take possession of that port (in Sinaloa on the Gulf of Califor nia;) but the captain of the port, named Spen ser, with two or three guns end the volunteers which he collected, tired upon the vessel and compelled her to retire. Some of the crew were killed and many wounded, but the num ber is not given. Such is one Mexican ac count; another sets down our loss at twen'y five killed and wounded. Since writing the above, we have found an other account of this att'iir. It is to the effect that the United States sloop of war Cyane ar rived at Guaymas and sent four boats, carry ing 80 men, to seize the brig Caudoc, which was anchored in the bay. The brig having no ice of the intention, prepared to give a warm reception to the expedition, and with one piece of artillery mounted cn a favorable point and with twogun b,>ats, opened a vigor ous fire ui.on the Nort i Americans and com pelled them to r. tire to the Cyane, which wa< all the while bombarding the town, but with out doing much harm. The news was com municated by Ihe captain of the English brig Frolic, who learned the particulars fiom the officers of the Cyane. lie repot ted that the Cyane h; d more than 20 wounded. At Mazullan there was, on the 18>h Octo ber, but one of our vessels of war, but the in habitants were expecting strong reinforce ments bringing 2,500 men with which to land Business men were accordingly moving out their property. [Regular Correspondence of the Baltimore Clipper.) KIIO.M THE GUL.P SQUADRON. The affair at Tabasco-—Death of Lieut. Morris— The destruction of lift among the Mexicans— | .Yarrow Escape of Com. Perry—Bravery of the Sailors—Abundance of Coal captured at Tabasco, S(c., fyc. U. S. FRIOVTB POTOMAC, ) Off' Anton Lzardo, Nov. 5, 1846. ) Dear Sirs.—l have the pleasure of announc-| ing my arrival again at this place after an ab sence of over two months, and after a passage of thirteen days from the delectable city of Pcnacola. Wo arrived here this afternoon and found the bulanceof the Squadron lying at their usual anchorage. We have now two Commodores here, one acting as Vice Admiral, and the other as Chief —Connor having his broad blue (lying on board the Cumberland, and Perry his broad red on board the steamer Mississippi. Since we left, and indeed quite lately, tho Squadron have been actively employed, and captured off" the mouth of tho Tabasco river a number of small craft which are anchored off*this place, within gun reach of the frigates with prize masters on board. Among them are two steamers, three or four brigs, and a doien schooners. They also captured an American barque, and a brig while in the act of landing and fire-arms to the Mexicans. Tlio lieutenant, Mr. Morris,. was mor tally wounded and died four days afterwards. 1 Mo was a married man, and left a wijow and two children. Poor (i.dlow! I saw him fhoday that wo sailed for Perisacola, and shook hands with him in bidding him a friendly adieu; li.'tle did I think it would bo a final ono. At Tabasco, about two hundr.d miles from Vera Cruz, they bombarded the town and nearly demolished it |with sluds, earning death and destruction with thorn. The inhu man soldierly in the place, in order to proti ci themselves would ,sot allow the women and children to leave their houses, but ;>! Ihcm to' the Suiurd as they attempted to escape ! The consequence was that alter a groat part of the town was demolished, and many women and children killed, the citizens begged for the sake of their wives and children to sparu the town, which was done. 1 Ileard to-day of ene or two of the most la mentable instances of the übovo. A man had his ordy daughter, about 18 years of ago, cut in two by a 24 pound shot, and after putting the mutilated remains of her body on the bed, he rushed down to the beach covered with blood, begging our men to stop firing. In another in stance, a whole family were sitting at table, when a shell fell among tliein, killing tho ladies at the table and three female servants in the room. These are only a few of the many— many instances, of tho slaughter which was thus waged by the Mexicans themselves against their women, in order to make the citi zens capitulate. Tho Mexicans are, however, determed lo carry on the war, and fight with courage and coolness. The old Commodore, (Perry,) canus very near being killed by receiving the fire of one of the batteries, asa shot passed close under him, tearing up the deck, and wounding his servant who was standing at his side. It is really gratifying to observe the eool and determined ceuiage which our officers and men have displayed. Sixteen of the frigate Rare tan's men held at bay 200 of the Mexicans, un til thev were rcinforcod. Dr. Minor was laying in tho hurricane deck fast asleep, while the balls from the musketry were actually flying in myriads around him he said he would rather run the risk ol boing hit by them, than he bitten by the rnosq litoos! We have much before us to do, and all that is wanting, is time and opportunity. We have an abundance of coal on one of the little islands j near us, which was captured at Tabasco, and brought up, which thus saves the steamers the time and cost of going to Fensacola and back again, and at the same time keeps them always ready for service. Wo shall propably attack the town of Tampico next week, and then A I- ' varado—the latter will lo bought dearly, as they have 2500 inert, and two batteries plant ed so as to cover the liar; consequently, if all goes well, my next letter will either tell of capture or victory, and no doubt will give you some stirring news. 1 will write you at every opportunity, so that the columns of the "Clipper" may be well' freighted with the news of all that is stir ring in the Gulf Yours, &c. H TERRIBLE CALAMITY! WRECK or THE ATLANTIC! L.OSS OK KOUTY JL.IVKS! The New York papers of Saturday record a terrible disaster on the Sound. The beautiful steamer Atlantic, Capt. Dustan, left Allyn'a Point, for New York at 11 o'clock on Wednes day night, with an unusually small number of passenger, (mostly from Boston,) which with the officers and crew numbered about 80, and in the gule ou Thursday was driven ashore, nearly opposite New Loudon, and on Friday morning went to pieces, about forty ofher pas sengers and crew finding a watery grave, while those who escaped, had lo endure intense suffering. Tire New York Herald, extra, gives the following particulars: The Atlantic got well underway, and was 1 manning along finely, when the steam chest exploded, and almost at the same moment the wind shifted from the north-east to the north west, and blew almost a perfect hurricane. The steamer was thrown into the m.dst of darkness and confusion, and the air resounded with tire cries of the scalded. It was a fright ful scene to behold. Capt. Dustan instantly called all hands to the fore deck, and ordoro t them to heave over the anchors, but it was found almost impossible for a man to stand on deck, in consequence of the violence of the ! gale, the sea continually making a broach over her bows. Owing to this, it look nearly an hour to get out the three anchors. The steamer worked heavy, plunging her bows under at every lurch, and dragging her anchors. Between the time of anchoring and daylight, it is thought that she dragged about eleven miles. This was a terrible tune to ail on board. The fires were all put out at daylight, on Thursday, and frotn that tune to the period of going ashore, the passengers and crew suffered Irom the intense cold. The only means of keeping warm, was to wrap themselves in tdaukels, and walk briskly around the stea mer. All, at this time, began tu look at their own personal safety. All put on life pre servers that the ship wus so plentifully sup plied with, and prepared themselves lor any emergency. The doors, shutters, settees, &e., &c., were dvtached and cut away, for raits lo drift ashore upon, whenever sue should strike. The gale increasing in violence, Capt. Dun tail, who preserved his self-possession through out tho perilous time, ordered about forty tons of coal to be thrown overboard, in order to lighten the vessel. About noon on Thursday, the smoke pipes, which were very largo and heavy, were order ed to be thrown overboard. Tins was done, the Captain assisting, and the steamer was cased for n short time. There was lessoffur ed to the force of the win#. The steamer continued to drift however, and everything looked terrible and hopeless. The danger increased so rapidly, that be tween 2 and 3 o'clock Capt. Dustan ordered the decks to he cleared of all merchandize, ol every thing that was in the way. Cases of boots, shoes, barrels of flour, stoves, &c , &c , including one package said to contain ftl,ooo worth of plate were thrown overboard. There wore si* to eight thousand dollars worth of laeo on board, belonging to one of the passun gers, who had previously said that he would give the whole to any body who would put him safely on shore. This lace was afterwards seen strown along the beach. All these efforts, however, to save the stea mer were unavailing. No person wurked harder than Capt. Dustan, and his passmg rs a no' crew. It was for life or death. Alter •those repeated and united efforts had filled, a I hopes ivi safety were over, and ail felt desirous I and anx.Vtis that the steamer should strike the . boach. It was a frightful sight, but the fee]- mgs of those on board had been wrought to such a pitch, that a reaction came over them, and they wore resigned to their fate. About midnight she parted one of her cables, lucre being fbur out, ono attached to thirty hun dred weight of furnace burs, and tho others to anchors. After this the galo continued to in crease and blow a perfect hurricane. She was driven still nearer the shore, but passed a point that all expected she would strike upon. She then drilled about eleven miles, making in all twenty-two miles, which occupied about forty-eight hours, of terrible uncertainty and suffering. She then struck, stern lirst, on a ledge of rocks on Fisher's Is land. A tremendous sea threw her up ort to the very top ot the ledge; so far up, indeed, as almost to throw her over on to the other sido. I his was tho crisis in the disaster. Jt was terrible, and heart-rending in the extreme. In five minutes after sho struck, she wai in pieces. In these five minutes at least one-half of those on board the Atlantic were taken from . time into eternity. The screams, the crash, the roar of the sua was dreadful, j There were six females, four children, and two infiinls among the passengers. All the females were diowned or crushed lo death Only one of the children was saved, and l e was the only ono of the family of which ho was a member. His father, mo.her, married j sister, and a younger sister, and two young brothers, were on board. The poor little or phan thus saved, and thus thrown alone on to the world, is only twelve years of ago. The two infants were drowned, frozen, or crushed to death. All this occurred at half past four o'clock on ! Friday morning. The particulars given by our informant, Mr : Varnttm Marsh, ol Haverhill, Mass , are pain- ' fully thrilling. When the Atlantic struck he was setting in the gat,g way; his first impres sion was that a heavy sua hail struck the steam er. In a moment after, however, (although ; every moment was an age to those 011 board,) the sea stove irr the side of the vessel at Ins back, ami swept him along, and dashed liirn against the sound side of the steamer. Before he could himself, another tremendous sea canto and threw him against the upper side of the vessel. Thence he was thrown in among every thing moveable on deck, and considera bly bruised as we lluvo souu. Alter lie was thrown up the third time, lie succeeded in catchmg hold of the sky-light frame, and there remained for a low moments, and tho only person near liirn to bo seen or beard was Ino small boy who was saved, He was on the lop ' of the ledge amongst tho wreck. Our tutor-I mailt here discovered that ho was made fust by an iron hook, on a bar of iron which had be come entangled m one of his life preservers; after greai txernons lie made to throw one of j the straps over Ins bead, which drew the other' still tighter. He then thought that all was j over with liirn; but by an almost superhuman effort ho succeeded in drawing that off. Ho ' then found that lire other pair of preservers, which he had on, were entangled with those ' he had thrown off. To extricate himself from this difficulty, Ire laid down, and drew all off, over his feet, and threw them away. All this had to be dono in a very few minutes; and what: must have been his feelings in that tune. During tins lime the sea was breaking up' the steamer, and dashing the pieces ot the j wreck about, at one time against Mr. Marsh and at another crushing cither a poor passenger I or an unfortunate sailor to death. After Mr. Marsh had thrown away his life preserver, lie saw a gem ot light from the up per side of lha vessel The A'lanlic was then lying ou her beam ends, and iter decks covered with ice. By some means, w bully unaccounta ble at this time lo Mr. M., he made his escape through the side of the vessel through which this gleam of light came. Before lie reached that point, however, he saw a human being standing near the aperture. After reaching lo within six feet of the out side, he culled to the person, whom he saw, and who proved to be the little boy, to pass him a piece ol board, or something else, loeu able him to gel over the ice. The boy thought that Mr. M. told him to leave tho place. This induced th • boy to leave, and Mr. Marsh crept out over what he supposed to bo a dead budy; it was too dark to tell with certainty. Then lie tuok hold of a paitol the wreck on the side of the ladies' saloon, and walked oil the edge of tho vessel. On looking up, he saw the mast, with sevoial pieces of limber or spars attached swinging to and fro. At tins moment a tre mendous sea came and washed Mr. Marsh back into the sea. Then he found it neceasary to swim as rapidly as his bl uised limbs would per mit him through the swell of the sea, ice and broken part- of the vessel, to avoid the tailing must, and escaped by a few feet only He then made for the shore as quickly as possible, which he finally reached in safety, after being driven back several times. After Mr. Marsh turned towards the shore he heard some one cry "old what shall I do? I shan't get ashore!" Mr. Marsh encouraged him to strike out through the surf, and he hud the pleasure, in the midst of Ins pain, to see the little billow land on the beach. As Mr. M. was thrown up tor the last time he caught hold of a small sharp rock and held on till the sea left hhn. Then he crept on Ins hands and knees from the beach over ro. ks till he ri ached a large rock which sheltered him from wind. It was very dark and intense ly cold at this time. Shortly after this, Mr. M. heard a man speak,! and enquire "Who is there?" Mr. M. madeanj cxorlion to speak, and probably niado somej sort of noise; for the man told him "to hold on | to his dress," to be led to tiis houso. Finding | himself very weak and cold, fie could not walk without falling. Just then, two other men I came up, and conveyed Mr. M. to tho house. This was about 5 o'clock in tho morning, and | from that time to about 8 o'clock, Mr. \l. was' insensible. I From other sources, wc gather the following j additional accounts. An extra train arrived here this moirmig over the Long Island road.j wnli passengers from Boston, v ; a Norwic t, I and some from the Atlantic. Tho body of Capt. Dustan, of whom it is re'atod, that to the ear- j nest expostulations of his companions in peril; not to expose himself by retaining his position i over the upper saloon, his reply was, ' i lfllie \ the il'luiltie goes, Igo with ker"—was bought: on by this train. The Express has these details The Alldnlir, u'.P. r being at Uu : • icy of tin PRICE ONE CENT gab: all of I Itursday, on Friday morning went i ashore at 4 o'clock and went to pieces. No , steamer could go to her assistance or to aid the passengers, whose ou'y moans of getting ashore , was by swimming, as no bout could five. Tire weather was must piercing cold,and all the passengers who saved their lives wore much bruised among the rocks, and severely chilled The chief engineer of the Atlantic has come to tho city, totally blind from tliu effects of the cold. We are told that the greater port of all on board have peiished. The weather was iso cold that a largo number who attempted i to swim ashore, became chilled and we*e j diowned. A more complete wreck could not have been made. The machinery and boilers are in one j mass, and tho wooden fragments scattered a j long the shorn on the sound. I We have just seen one of the hands on board ! the Atlantic, lie states that all the females on j board, eight in number, have no doubt perish ! cd, and that twenty-nine bodies had beeu-reeo- I veied yesterday afternoon, all who were saved 1 were seriously wounded. Some with the loss of legs and arms, limbs crushed, and added to suffering from the cold. '] lie ice formed rapidly, and was two in ches thick on the shore when the lunding was made. But one scene in the drama, our duty, ; though not our will, compels us to publish. While the hand of death was busy m this place I of sorrow uud disuster, the hand of man was engaged iti rotibing tho victims of the atorm. As the bodies were washed ashore, tbero were beings in human form, who could, with a cal lousness of heart almost incredible, stoop down and plunder them of every article of value to be found. Tiie clothes of some were cut, and watches, money, jewelry, anything convertible to gold, was stolen. Did we not know this statement to be true, we should hardly dare to believe it. We have thus given all the particulars that have been received as yet, in relation to this terrible calamity, which has brought desolation, alas, upon many, many households! it is impos sible to ascertain at this time, the names ol'all those who were its victims, and in all probabi lity. the extent of the loss of life may not be known for many days yet,—if at all—as there were doubtless persons on board, of whose names no record has been preserved. Ogl-'rt and P„t*enger% if th: Bant Lost Captain DIISIHII u 1 Ilia AilHiiut; l>r. ■ I aster of he Navy; Lt. Norton, ot bit Army; a clergyman named Armstrong; Mrs. tldi'.n s.ew.ii.u-ss; -.arah Johnson, cliariiber iuaul;Saral> Kuby, of Providence, do; Eliza Wocob, servant of Mrs. Lewis. Jr.hnWatc u, Mr--. J.me Walton, and their chil dren; John, Jatne- and Lb anor Jane, all ot one tami ty, fiom VVe-t Netvburgh let Pennsylvania. Kohi rt Vine and ,aeo* Walton, of the tame family, saved. The following ate the names of such of the crew lost as we have boon able to ascertain: John Gle.isnii, Tims. Gedliey, Michaei Dougherty, Charles I t ley, John .Mac'arlrui. Butsengere Sate,l (.'apt Geurse VV Ctilhnm. It 8 Kiik'r Corps; Sea'oiry tin wster, N Yoik; Capt Peur tlann, Portland; Port arid; <!0 Orr, Louisville, Kv; Joel R Andrews, New Londuu; Lieut E Moynard, U H N; Lieut G S Hiewurt. U S En.'r; CharlesCadne dy, New York; Hiram Tarhox, Lisooil.t't ; Francis Hern H Boston; Geo W. lingers, New London; (J C Conistork, do; Thomas Tru. sdell. New Yoik;Tho mas Gooding, 80-iou; Nathan Kewe . Newark; NJ; B V Booth, Boston; Edward Maddon, do; Ch is Mitch ell, Norwich;!! Peterson, Boston; Henry Van Wart, Birmingham, Emu Varuhain M irsh, New York; Jas Wilson, Boston; Nathaniel Atwood, Massachusetts; Richard Atwood, do; Gould, Adams' Express; Munroe, do do, Hffi crs of the hoat snted. James Stetson, 2d Capt; L'baries Wooduorlli, har keeper; Boyle, clerk; capt. N. A. Allen, pilot; Charles Crandall, -Jd do; De.mis Spcfl ma, wheelman. Elius Kingston, Ist male; R. IV. Daman, 2d do; John Keefer, steward; Eli Hirdsell, second Engmeei; John J Gale, third do; Charles Christian. There were but three female passengers on board, including the servant of Mrs. Lewis, all lost. Thero were probaisly Bor 10 deck hands who also perished. CLOSINC or THE CANALS. A heavy fill of snow occurred iri Albany, commencing early Wednesday morning, and filling to the depth of several inches. The thermometer tell from 42 to 27 degrees. An immediate close of tho Canul navigation must he expected unless the weather speedily inoileralen. The Albany Ar gus states that the Canal closed la t year on the 29th November. The river may continue open for several days. Last year it closed on the du December. WRECK AND LOSS OF LIVES. During the blow on Sunday night last, the sloop Aurora, Capt. S. Sturdevi nt, from Connecticut liver, witli pine timber for Smith & Darling, Port Jefferson, L 1., wasdriveu upon the lng Is land shore. On boarding the wreck on Mon day morning, tiie body of one of the crews was found lashed to tho quarter rail It is (eared that all on board perished, viz:—Capt S. Stur devant, Mr. S. Smith, part owner of the car go; D Norton, and Solomon, a blat k man, alt of Port Jefferson. SIKCULAR DISEASE JN VIBL MA. We learn from an article in the Row.icy Intelligencer, that n destructive malady, called "sore throat," is raging in the neighboring counties, Hamp shire ami Pendleton, m irgiuin. Mi. David Stir.ill lus lost two children; Mr. Win. Cun ningham one, Captain \ Kateuiaii one; Mr. Isaac Conrod three; Mrs. Mary Whetsol three; Mrs. Ritcliff two, Mr. Luyton two, Mr. Van I). Bond two, Mr. John 8. Bond throe, Mr. Jacob Wise one, and Mr. Martin Wise two or three. The dise.tso is toprrsented to he a loathsome and wretched malady, which has thus fir baffl d the skill of tho medical faculty. Rot il Fluor \sn \ Rotal Plice. La.-t full Mr Henry Smith, an enterprising' miller of Lo Roy, in this county, sent fix burreis of the choicest superfine Genesee flour, ninnufac tureii at fin mill in Wheatl.tml, Monroe coun ty, to Queen Victoria, i,nd for \\ Inch, in dug tunc, lie received from llt.r .Majesty the com* fort tide little aunt of Ihne thousand dollars The flour was put up in loftily finished barrels, neatly varnished, inclosed in sucks, and for warded direr! to t ! e(J men at London Tills fortunate oxpen'ient upon the appetite of Royalty seems to have Suited her Majesty's palate so nicely, that in t.ddilion to the ample renmivratien for his first adven'ure, lie lias re cently received no order direct from London, lor thru thf-v'fnd btrrih more ••of th" suiria -vr," n icli he hat promptly f'v fdt >—Ret rains, •V" lr'. Too: ft Fee Havana, L)e -1 ,-r and vir. Reach, ' N' V-k S.-e, have et!.d ' llavtna.