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^eefcs Later XTews from
Col. Tolten's Protest to the Panama Authorities.
Ac., Ac., AO.
The steamship Illinois, Cept. Boggs, errired yesterday
-afleiDocD fiom Aipianll, bringing the California mails,
nine hundred end fifty passengers end two millions ot dot
Inn In tieesuie.
By this arrival wo have also received ndditi onal Intel
' ifgenee from Panama.
Wo mo indebted to the enterprising Cnllfornln expresses
of Freemnnh C>., Welle, Forgo A Co., nnd the Pnciflo
Express Company, for favors nnd for files or California
Protest of Colonel Totten, Chief Engineer ot
Um Fmnuik Railroad Couiptny, Andntt
the Froceedlngi or Use People, the Police
end the Governor of Poitumn?Cormpun
hence Between Col* Totten nnd the (lover
The following protest, mode by Col. G. M. Totten,
Chief Engineer or the Pennine Railroad, was yesterday
forwnrfed to his Excellency, Don Francisco Fabrrgs,
- liorernor ot the Stats:?
Engineer's Office, Panama Railroad,
Panama, April 18, 1859.
To He Exc kliam y tie Gov krfor of the State of Panama?
As your Excellency well knows, on the evening of the
15th tost, sn nttnek was mnle by nn nrmed moo ot resi
dents of the eity nnd suburbs of Pnnnmn, oa n body of
transit passengers, end on the property of the Pension
Radioed Compsny.
, The psFSeogers were 010 In number, including n large
number ot women end children, who onme from New
York by the stenmsbip Illinois, nod had just crossed the
isthmus by the railroad.
They were wtltieg at the railroad terminus, at Playn
Prietn, tor ths tide to eome in, to go on beard of the
steamer for Oa ifortie, and in ihe meantime thsy were
engaged tn registering their tiekets, receiving their lug
gage nnd taking refreshments at the neighboring hotels
and eetir g bonces.
While in this si teal ion th?y were nttaeked by the nrmed
mob es above staled.
It matters net at present whether the disturbance ori
ginated with one party or toe otner; It la sufficient that
a disturbance existed, and that other means tailing it
bees me the (doty of the authorities, when eaiied upon to
exert their influence, to quell in
Finding that the disturbance wee becomlag serious, the
effioere of the railroad tnd steamship compuuea, who
were present, requested the Interference of your Excel
ltmcjr And the polios.
Your Excellency and the police appeared upon the
ground, but it sums that instead ot attempting to quiet
the mob, the police immediately comwonoea firing upon
the railroad depot and ths passengers who had fled to it
for safety, thus taking part with the mob.
' Your Kxoell.usy must have known that most of the
passengers wers unarmed, and that ths depot was filled
With helpless men, women and children.
That some of the passengers attempted to defond them
eelves, their wives and children; and that those who
bad, or oculd procure arms, fired upon th? mob who
were firing upon them, was perfectly naaoral and right.
Bat it appesrs that they roe rely noted in self defence,
and that they were restrained as much as possible by the
offiwra of the railroad and steamship companies, who,
having no arms, had not tne power to dsfesd themselves
?or the property under their orarge; yet it appears, from
indisputable svilence, that your Excellency ordered the
?police to Am upon the depot, that this order was
obeyed, and that ay this outrage many oi the passengers
'were kilted aid wounded.
While the palias were firing upon the dspbt and pas
sengers on one side, the mob broke into the depot en ths
other, whatd, in ooM blood, tney mure ere 1 many of ths
defenceless pueeegsrs while on their knees supp.ioAtln;
for mercy
The mob then commenced despoiling the depot ot what
ever it contained. They ribbed the freight deposited
there, the safes of the eOmpany, and the olothes and
effects of tts officers who occupied the building. They
- also destroyed the books and papers of the o imp say, and
out ihe telegraph wtrss.
After the mob had taken poeaeeslon of the depot, the
police stepped filing upon it, and entered it also, and
? there th?r witnessed ths pillage and deitrnotlos go
? iog on withont making an ? ffirt to prevent It, and even,
' it is said, assisting and sharing In the spoils.
Daring toe waole cent nanncs ot tns riot, ths mob
i engaged in robbing the individual piss sogers, with
out distinction of sex; depriving tuem of sucn bsggsge
and effects as thsy had with them, and their per. jus of
' such valuable# as thsy had about them, even taking the
rings from the fingers and cars of tefates.
Thi '
fbis alee was done in the prssenae of yoir Excellency
and the po.ice, without an effort being made ey you to
prevent it.
I tw not present at that disgraceful transae'lim. Tm
abowe statement is made from the evidence of relliHa
person) who witnessed It, and whgae testimony I cannot
You Excellency wtU knew the eharacter of the peiple
composing that mob. You knew that their design was
robbery?and robbery througn blood ?and you permitted
an Inciscrimlnate massacre and pillage of detenoeless
a ti anger a, and he'pie)a women and children, which would
haweoiitgiaced the most enrage country cn earth, and
which it wae your duty and in roar power to preweot.
Two days ha we pasted Hoot the oommittal of them out
rages, and I ha we jet to learn whether your Excellency
haa taken any etepa to atreat thoae who were engaged In
them, or purpose any.
Wbere'are, ia the noma cf tba Panama Railroad Com
pacy, whose igent 1 am, I do baraby solemnly protest
egatnat the outrages committed by the mob, eomposel of
aitiseae of Panama and Ita wximty, on the eweaiog of the
18th lost.
I protest egalnst the massacre and pillage commuted
on tba parsons and effects of tba passengers.
I protest against the attack and pillage committal by
the mob sod p-Iice on tha bnlldiags and property of the
Panama Railroad Company.
And I protest against the conduct of your Exrsllenry,
the Goweraor of the State of Panama, in ordering tbe po
lice to Are upon the ratlrcat depot, and tn passengers
eontafxed therein; in not taking measure* to awert The
llot, and to sot affording protection to the liwes and af
fects ot the passengers, and the pre party of the Panama
Railroad Ccmpnny.
And I do hereby ghre not ire to your Excellency, that
this gbwernmeat will be hold rei?- nsiole for the murders
and outrages committal on the ewentng of the 16th, on
the pers-.ns ot the pas-en gars and for lbs robberies and
daasage* committed on their effects, and on tha property
of the Panama Railroad Company. 6. I(. fOtrr.N.
EMCixm'a Omct, Panama Railroad Co., >
Panama, April 18, 1866. /
To Bn Exnttiarrr rax Oovw.wo* or thx Stats oe Pa
The pssstngsri, their baggage, and the property
of the Panama Railroad Company hawing been at
tacked and outraged on the owning of the 16th Inst.,
It becomes my duty t> request your Excellen
cy to state whether yon will* protest them for the
furore; and it beeomes necessary to request an
early answer to this, heeause the steamer Golden Age U
expected to arriwe to night with a large number of pas
eeegere and an amount of treasure, which, tf your Ex
cellency cannot protect with the polios or other lores, It
will bo neeoesery to protect by other means.
Omcs or bac-MRART or Stats, ?
Panama. April 18 1850. f
Cbnob G. K. Tottbt, Spi'KBiNTAvnx.vT or ths Panama
Now, at a quarter past two, I recslwel your apprecia
ble communication. dated to day, for the purpose of so
Uoiting the protection of the authorities for the passen
gore end treasure which are expected fiom California.
Sines this morning the citizen Vice Ooworaor being in
domed that the steamer Golden Age would arriwe to
day, arranged. In oonoart wi.h the Prefect of tht
depertmsut, that all the disposable force of the
gendarme*, and a body of forty armed old
sens, should be stationed at the railroad eta
tion Immediately that said centner should be In sight,
for tbe purpose of protecting the passengers and treasure
which mew arriwe, and thus Mr. Centre was giwen to un
derstand by the Prefect, not hawing done ao to you di
rectly, ia consequence of net Undiug you In your ofTl e.
This force is ready to mows at the order of said Prefect
the moment the Golden Age is in s ght, and will be so on
mil occss'obs when necessity may require it.
I mui' add that in spite of the lamentable occurrence
of the 16th, the ettiaen Vice Gowarnor haa no serions fear
With respect to the security of the passengers and effects
fbr che '.itare, but be believes It would bo well to adopt
weoaatumary measures which wrtll Inspire onlilenoe in
the public. BAR ML IMS CALVO.
Additional Detail* of tbe Attack on the
Railroad station?More of the Killed mud
We are now aVI*. says tha Paaams fterali of April 19,
to lay be'ort 'he >ub is a eorreet weriloa of the proceed
leg* e? Tuesday maiug last, at th? ralirooJ station, by
whieb so many volstable Htm wore lost. ao n?r woao 1
*d ud aotuok twenty plundered lid destroyed. fi?
particular* *re-j?.*n'lr,',ln the depositions of Mr. Cntv
??4 Mr. Willfem Nv.eon, of tha railroad oompany, and
the atateeaea'SMnaa* t?u< by Captain MoLaae, agent or
the Paaaaia VUa stenmuhip Company, all of whom ware
on the a pot an*aotMui? trgaged la atvempting to pro
vide for the aafety o tha pataengera.
On the ah ore of toe Pacific, at the head of the bap of
Panama, and a aaort distance from the oity, la located
tha terminua cf the Paaama railroad, eoaaiating of a
large wotden building, into which two track? run, and
having about ona-tbtrdof tta breadth fitted up aa a
freight. houae and offices for tha ooutpany's employes.
Tie bullring!* Mi anted nearly aaat and west, and tha
entranoe la by a flight of atapa tram tae beaah. A branai
line of lalle la laid on the left ha ad rid* of tha atation,
and on tha rame aid* ta an entranoe to the building by n
flight of step*, for the parpen* at delivering end reeMving
height. Another track branch** off a abort rtiataavr- up
theltno, anc run* down to the end of the wharf; where
the f eight, baggage, mall*, Ao., are taken trout and to
the earn, end into the laurc^es and bont*. At the end
<>t the wharf lay the ateamer faboga. in readiooaa t > take
passengers t> the Panama Mail fltaamihip Company'*
h tea intra in the bay. Next ate atore-houaea belonging to
the company; the offleara' residence and mess room; n
large abed under which tha eotapaoy'a beets are buLt;
the Ocean Hotel; Mr. MoAUU'er'r store; a anal! a tore
called the Triangle, and n little more to the left ta the
eolMotion of native huta kaptna aa tha Oeinega, beyond
whieh Ilea the city cf Panama.
OnTneedny afternoon, aa w* elated before, tha 070
pattengera, par HUntls, arrived trom Aaptn ?aU at the
atation, for the purpose cfembarfcitg cn board the John
L. S ephtna, tor California. Oaring to the ata'e of the
tide, they were detained on short until a late hour. A
little before dark, whilst moot rf the paaaengtra were
around the railroad ?tatlun waling to get their tick*ta
registered, end others were at the Ooeao Hotel and in
other bo'ele and eating bouses in tha Cieoega.
Whilst Meaars. MeLane, Center end Nelson were stand
ing on the wbntf tbey perceived a commotion among the
passengeia, many of whom commenced running towards
the town. Sendicg a messenger to inquire what wes the
matter, they were informed that native ha 1 tried to
steal t a watermelon?a pistol had b^en discharged,
and a man slightly wounded. AlmoU at the same tine,
ard before the party left the wharf, the bells of the
church of Henta Ana commenced to ring the alarm of Ore,
and Immediately af'er, the natives were seen running
along the beach and through the Clenega; and
then followed the attack on the Ocean Hotel,
Mo AD a* tor's store, and the Pacific House, (situated more
to ihe left). From the time the first aifficulty arose
until the attack cn the houses, not more than fifteen
rrinutta elapsed. Daring this time a few shote were
fired. Capt. MoLace Immediately sent a messenger to
town fir Col. Oarrido and the potioe, and then all three
prooeeded to the statl n.
Many cf the passengers ran down to the wharf to em
bark, and others at the depot were anxious to go out to
rescue the women and ohUdien in the hoteis, and a few
went, the rest crowding Into the offioe asking for areas
and amunition. AU the arms In the office were a doubled
barreled gun, a pair of pistols, a sabre, and fourteen old
flint muskets, all private property, which, after some
delay (btllsvirg there would be no at'.aok), were g ria
out and loaded for de^nce. but a r entry was placed at
the door to prevent any one from going out and joiaiag
in the fight.
At this time Mr. Center rent end had the women and
children removed from the Ocean House.
Col. Ward, U. S- t onsul, And Mr. deble, hi* iMrmu,
jaat then anired at tha seen* of Action, aul endeavored,
Along with tbe other gentlemen, to re*ti-eih the pine a
ters, some of whom were anxlou* to go to the voaoae of
ihe women end children in tbe Clenaga. And oould with
difficulty be kept book, although At this tine the work
of plunder had ahnoet coned, and thing* wore compara
tively quiet.
An old eeanon belonging to the company was dog oat
of the send and loaded, being ohntaed with rivot* in
atead of ball, bat Cotocel Ward, Mr. Center, and all who
bad authority, gave poiltire order* that It wae not to bo
fired unless an advance wee made by the mob.
The Conenl than sent his secretary to Me If the poliec
were coining baek; bat, u he did not return, (having
been ebot in the leg by a revolver bell), the Consul him
self and Mr. Nelson went forward to Me how things stood.
Thty had not advanced beyond the Paeltlr House, when a
crowd of natlvM advanced through the cane huts, and
Mr. Ne!#on celled oat to them In Spanish not to Are
thai they were trionde; bat they disregarded the notice,
and a number of ehota wfM bod, pome of which hit CoL
Ward's horee, which cnussd it to boeoma reitlve. rn
vain Mr. Notoon npMWNiom'th# people; they teld
him to 1-eop cut of the way, and not to return to the
?tatlon, if ha did not want to be killed. Seeing thet Mr.
N. persisted In edvancieg to ihe station, a man called
out to him to kMp to the left, which he accordingly did,
and got to the trade about a hundred yards above tbe
depot, and then walked down to the buildlog.
In the meantime, moat of the paeeengrrs and per a one
at the staticn haa got inside the company's fence, and
?haltered themselves, as well a* poeeiole. fr -m the bullets
that now flew about fast, a regular Are being kept up
upon the building, and. at this lima, many were killed
and wounded.
A report res then spned that the natives were earning
down the track to attack the depot; and from tie direo
tion of the beds, it was evident they were changing their
petitions. Th re was no firing at tot* time from tne sta
tion or paesengors. Col. Ward, Captain McLaue, Mr.
Nelson and Mr. Corwiae then changed their position, and
moved to the old mess house, (B ) whilst Mr. Center
went in'o the depot to see af'or the passenger*?all of
them believing that wh' a Colonel Garrido arr.ved with
the police, the whole matter would be speedily termi
nated. Presently, the bugle of the police wis heard,
but by this time the natives had advanced on tbe freight
house, and commenced pillaging. One or two shots wete
at this time fired by the passengers; stUl no attempt was
made by the nolloe to restrain the mob; bat, on the con
trary, they joined the people and commented firing on
the cepot.
CoL Ward, Capt. Mol.ane, Mr. Nelson and Mr. Cor
wiae then returned to town to induce the Governor to
come down and stoo the massacre. On their way up
they wereetopped by e party of armel natives, but wete
allowed to prooeed. Beaching the Government House
they found that he wsa not at home, while! e crowd
round the house, ermed with guns, dim ended thet pow
der end ball should be given to them.
At last the Governor we* found in Joan de Mot street,
and agreed to return to the station, bat said he had
been there, was fived at, and temtved a bad through hi*
bat. At length bo set out, ascompanied by Captain
McLica and Mr. Nelson.
Reaching the ssene rf the riot, ttey found the peiple
still plnndeting the Ocean Hotel acd McA'astsr'* store,
whilst on tbe Mach a man named Dolores I rrirl* hit
a cannon loaded, pointed at the steamer Taboga, and
eoold with difficulty be Indured not to fire it.
Tbey then learned that 0.1. Garrido had gone or sent
on beard the Tabcga, disarmed the passenger* and taken
away the ship's gun.
When Mr. Kelson and Capt. McLane were thus employ
ed, Mr. Center entered the depot, wae re he sev the ua
ttvee advancing down the track to attack it. Entering
the freight roi m, he found it filled with men, womea end
children, trying to acteen themselves from the firing,
which wis then brisk, end all in tbe wildest state of ex
eHetrent. From thence he entered the office (the near
est the beach, at tbe left hand corner or the depot), aod
found many persons there trying to keep tbe door closed;
the room was filled with smoke. Whilst thore aiding, he
saw one man killed before him and three more killed or
wounded on the Moor; there was no firing from the room,
leaving this scare of slaughter, he next managed to get
to a plank over the beams of the freight door, end look
ing out to the Cienega, through a Urge open door, h* dis
tinctly saw tbe police outside close to the bouse, firing
deliberately into it, Col. Garrido, with his award drawn,
cheeilrar aud urging on h's men. Proceeding t> one of
tbe rotra* on tho upper story, he fount two passengers
trying to bold the door; he helped them, bat in e moment
they were both shot?one died Instantly end the otier
in e few hours. Passing to another piece, where he could
ate into the freight room, be saw tbe natives entsr. The
peesengf re oried out for "marey," end "quarter," bat
the people still ooetlnae 1 plundering, rifling tbe pereons
or the pMMtgere end cutting open their carpet bag* end
trunks. About thU time the tiring causal, but the plun
dering continued.
Wben Mr. Keleon end Ceptain McLane reached the eta
tl- n, after leaving the Governor, tbey found the police
outside In a very excited state, and wantlog to Hie into
tbo upper story of tho depot, declaring that they had
been fired npon. Promising Col. Marrido to stop the
firing, tbey got from him a lantern, end. proceeding up
stairs, founa the room filled chiefly with womea and chit
drto, the few men that were there deolartag that they
had never fired.
Mr. Gertido and Capt. McLane then went np a seaond
time to release tbe women end children, Mr. Neleon re
maining with tbe police to prevent tbeaa from aeownding
the ataire, which they eeeme t anxlou i to do. At oae
time tbey raised their ruusket* aod were, with difficulty,
prevented from firing. Finally about seventy women
end children were brought dowa and taken oniroerd the
Invxamioiig tbe officers afterwards, a horrid sight
presented itsa.f? many dead and wounded. borrleiy mu
tilated, lay ail about; the floor was covered with blood:
all the furniture, b oks, papers, fits , of the company
were destroyed, end na attempt made to break open a
large iron safe, a hole being actually mace on the door,
in ihe outside plate. Ail the property of the company
was destroyed except that ta the r ran of Mr. Johnson
end the telegraph office. Some of tho car* were injured,
a rail or two taken up, and tha telegraph wires cut, and
an attempt wh made to fir# the dep.it, but providential
ly it did otsujeeed.
A party waa than aent out along the beach on the
north side, to bring in the stragg'ere who had taken to
tbe buabes. One party were met, who mid they had
been robbed by men eefilog themselves policemen. Fif
teen 11 vm warn known to be lost, all passenger* par Illl
ncta, except two. Five ley at'.ll at tbe ateiion. badly
wounded, two at tbe American Hotel, end some eltghtly
wennded went oa board the steamer John L Hyphens,
end one or two returned next day to Aaptawall. In the
whole metier the conduct of the police end the people
wee most blameeble, and the whole difficulty might have
been settled without Io*s of life, tf the poliee end tbe
authorities had done their duly.
We Are unfortunately unable to give the name* of tha
murdaied passengers, aa tie bodies were n it reooguUel.
W? only trow r|__
Robert Mark*, from PenJMftraaia, aged abrat 32,
vetchman of the Railroad Company, shot through ths
Octave Dakota, Freeehman, loeg reeidsat la Panama.
? Stokes. a passenger par ataamor Cor tea, aad one
of General Walker '? recruit*.
Twelve others unknown.
Slnoe than, Alexander Sweet, of Maine, died on MM
17th. Eta had received three kollat wound# la the right
hip. besides aararal severe punctured wounds la the wa
aad breast.
Among tha wounded wa era only reeord the names of
" Thahis, a i' -
Nathan Preble, a descendant of tha ottoar of that nana,
ao well known in American naval history, aow lying in
tha Railroad Company's hospital mortally wounded, from
four largo musket balls la his right arm, right rao older
and spine.
Patrick J. O'NeO, a resident of New York for twenty
five years, ana a citizen ot Near York ol'y, has received
more than thirty distinct wound*, some from ballets aad
scoaa from knives, his scalp sad shall out through, so
that tha brain is vtalols, his hands eat to piaots, a ballet
wound la the arm, another la tha chest
Tom, a fireman on board the Taboga, a ballet wound la
tha armpit, tha ball lodgtrg la the scapula, near tha
spina, having passed through tha upper lobs of tha left
lurg, beside others, under Dr. Buksr's car*.
At tha Aaterisan Hotel he Mr. W. A. Ysnasr, gunshot
wound in the ehest, sad Rev. John Sellwood, ant about
the haag and hands, besides these, about forty, mora or
leas wounded, west off ta the John L. atepbeue.
[From the Panama Herald, April 19.)
Wa expected to have found ta tha Paaameno, the na
tive organ la this ctty. some account of the attack on the
Illinois passengers ou Taesday last, giving the steteaeat
of tha ease as it it received generally by the native popu
lation; tha more so, as between Tuesday and Friday there
was ample time to got up a detailed statement. Our era
temporary, however, contents himself aad satisfies the
public by coadecriog, into a paragraph of tea lines, all
he has to say upon the eulj*o , as follsw*:?
Oaths 16th lost, a serious event tock place outside the
walla in tha cislrlot sailed the Cieaaga. A collision oc
curred between the nstirso aad foreigners, which bey an,
frtm what we have heard, f.-om a pistol fired by one ot
the latier at a native, which brought others t?take part
in the dispute, with firearms ana outting Instruments,
from which bee r? suited great los es of life and property,
with many wtuaded?the greater part being foreigners.
Such horrible scenes we hope not to see repeated; and
we tbeeive that our government. In union with the oon
eula of friendly nations, are taking the mesas necessary
to obtain this end.
In another column our ootemporary finds fault with
the account of the event published in our last, and pro
mires in Its next 1st us to give a version of tbe matter,
which ws stall look for with Interest. In the meantime
we give another vert ion, which we vouch for as correct.
Our Akplnwsll Correspondence.
Ahpinwall, April 29, 1856.
I he WKotetale Murder at Panama ?Appeal to As American
Tbe papers I send you by this mall bear most momen
tous intelligence. In addition 1 have llttie to present. The
authorities la Panares are vary muoh frightened, and
yat they are doing nothing to atone for their wilful neg
ligecce and the fearful responsibility of Implication on
tbe part of ttelr police. We are now evidently standing
upon voloanic ground; and tbe attack having ones beeu
made, for evi.'eot spits against the foreign progress hero
on the Isthmus and for plunder, it 1% fearfully probable
that tha attempt may be renewed. If our government
can evade the issue of severely punishing this State,
I hen American citizenship is worse then none. All of
our countrymen who have lived abroad for a ay consider
able time in any country, excepting Esglaad or Frenee.
well know how neglectful ot her citizens the United
States government Is; but few of thhm have to suffer the
dangers of living in a community like that of the Isth
mus, without any protection, or even tha semblance edit.
We hope that all of our friends of the press aad its con
nections will folly realise aad Csirly present tha masse we
of the 16A of April. Common humanity and simple
justice demand this; tha repatetfon or ear national
aama and the life of our national commerce have bean
severely assaulted, and nothing but extreme measures
can vindicate or hereafter protect them. Dent foil to
do your share la the good work of nrgiag the press, peo
ple aad government In the right path.
Addition*! Portico!*!? of the Riot.
The neve of the riot at Panama, bronchi by the steamer
Empire City, sensed greet commotion in the city yester
day, ne It ?m unieretood that many who had formeity
b?en residents or this city were among thoee who were
hilled or Injured in the affray; and. accordingly, the
friends end relatives at the passengers W thelittaat^ the
last steamer that sailed from this port, worn hturttl* up
the passengers by the Empire City, to learn the news,
and And out as to whether their ulends were among the
Injured and deed.
But little, however, could be learned, as none of the
passengers by the lUiaois earns bask, and the Enpi.-e
< Ity pa-sen gets 'were those who had come front Cslifor
ut, and were not aequaintad with the names of the euf
urtrv, who were mostly from the IUiooU, bound tor Cali
The Celifcrnlens In town speak bitterly of the eindait
of me Transit Company, and bia<ne them for the dreadful
scenes that occurred, it appears that the Cortes, in which
they sailed from San FranHaoo, was bound for Sen Jutu
del Bur, Nicaragua, (be passengers ail wishing to rone
through by that route, very many of them being recruite
for General Walter's army, and others aaata desiring to
settle permanently in the land of the seres volcanoes.
As the Cortes was approaehicg Ban Juan she was
hailed by the Golden Gate, and an agent despatched wi'h
a message to the captain of the "former vessel, the pur
port of which was, as tie passengers allege, that the cap
tain should con tin ue his voyage to Ifenama, as the Transit
Company wished to cut off all supp ies from General
Walker, The vessel enteiel the port of San Juan on the
evening of the 1st cf April, but on the following morning
set sni. for Panama, where she arrived on the Oth lost.,
atd landed the enraged and disappointed passengers, who
vented curses loud and deep on those whom they sup
posed bad cheat*! them.
As the George Lew had le't for New York, they were
compelled to wait, which they did, until the lbth instant,
determined to take the Philadelphia to Havana, where
the steamer to New Yotk would be due. Bat a fearful
trtged.v was coaciod before they got off. On the morning
of the lbth the passengers by the IUlnota came over to
Panama, and among them were many rough, drunken,
end desperate men.
In the evening a number of them strolled to ths out
skirts of the town, wbeie.the Idle, vicious nail revoke oat
a miserable living by selling fialt and refreshments of
different kinds, there the row commenced. It appears
that the Americans seized the fruit on the stalls and re
fused to pay for it, whereupon the natives became exas
pei ate d. and a fight ensued. The Americans drew knives,
and, it is charged, wounded one of the natives, who be
came furious, and raise! the cry of " D.wn with ths
Ame'icsca I" upon which the inhabitants of tbe nu
merous huts swarmed out with machetes and guns,
and a ten i vie scene wss soon enacted.
Stones were hurled and shots fired at the nnannel and
now thoroughly lilghitntd Americans, who broke and
lied to tbe Paolfic and Ocean Hotels, with the maddened
mob at their heels, shooting aud stabbing all they could
The news spread to tbe town, and the mnet fearful ex
citement ensued; beds were rung, and the armel police
celled out to put a stop to tbe affraj. The employes of
the railroad and the American Consul Interfered here,
and lor a time quieted the rioters, but tbe intoxicated
Americans. whd with excitement, and not knowing
what they did in their infatuation, commented
firing on the police, who, npon this provocation,
commenced attacking ths Americans, assisted by the
willing hcrmbia. The two betels were attacked and pil
laged of their contents, and it was not until midnight
that peace was restored bv tbe Governor.
lhe passengers by the Illinois were the principal suffer
era, anil as none of them have returned, it is impossible
to give the semes of ail the killed.
It is reported that 04 persons, natives and Americans,
were killed In all, but this cannot be confirmed until the
arrival of tbe nsxt steamer.
We learned the fofio sing names from the passengers
KAMiH or ins dbaii.
Jacob Frey, native of Switzerland, 65 years of age; was
a miner, coming back to rejoin his family fa Columbus,
Ohio, wnerc h* had a wife and eight children. Money
stolen by the natives. He wae shot In the back of the
Patrick O'Neal, an Irishman, 50 years of age. Had
been a miner in California, and was oomlng to nls home
in this city. Has a brother in New York, a horse farrier;
lives somewhere in the Tenth ward. He waa out dread
fully abont the head and bofy. The physician was tre
panning his head when the passenger* left, bat had no
hope of bis recovery.
Charles stokes, American, 25 years of age, said to be
a lieutenant In Gen. Walker's army, and bad come from
California on purpose to join it. IHspiaved desperate
valor In the fight, aa<l waa at length brought down by a
gun shot, which passed through him from side to side.
Palmer, oae of the ticket agents of the railroad,
aleo laid to be shot.
One woman and three children are kaown to be killed
They were of the passengers by tbe Illinois.
Se'h T-ore, sixty years of age, from El Dorado, on hi
way to his family in Philadelphia. Mr. Lore was dread
fully injured. He had sprang ont of the rear window of ths
Pacific Hotel, when tbo native* followed him and struck
at him wrh a huge knife twice. To defend hit head he
held up bis arm, which received two ugly gashes, lis
waa then beaten on the head and left on the ground for
dead, but wis oely stunned. On recovering he found tbe
roast clear, and managed to get inside tb* walls of the
town, where his wounds were dressed and h* was taken
on board the steamer.
Ckaileo S. Brawn, keeper of a store on the road from
Sacramento to Colioae, bound fot Illinois, out on the
arm and on the body In an ugly manner.
P. H. Putnam, of I<owell, Mass., was used very roughly.
He waa in the rear of the natives, and had to fight hie
way through thorn in order to reach tbe town. He we*
stabbed, out and shot in soveml plates, but came off
tolerably well. He was cut with a knife under the ear,
stabbi d In the arm, tb* thrust nearly taking his left
band off and shot tn the loft shoulder, besides several
other lee* sorleue injuries. Ha lost $3,000.
KWf ? Mr. Sell wood, a elergymtn, of South Carolina, shot
in >h* head aud stomach. Also cut In several pleoee.
Nathan Eltwood, also injured slightly
A large amonnt of property wat destroyed. Therm"#
ol years of hard tell waa wrested from the rst-iroiog Call,
fornlean. ead many of there have not a eaol la the ? >r i.
be-.VfM Vieg weue-'sd. Tier tsv that the pasogaftrg
*u.-t karv i<*t I40,0m.
The Mn from Cehfbrna ia - '
H, S. FmM baa deohned ta ba i (iinnllditf br tha
Doited States Saaata. The Know Nouitags are not with
out hope tbattbar will stUi euoeeed ia aleetiag a fiona
tor at this session.
On the Idth ult. ? Chiaeaaa fouad ? purae eentaialeg
gold dust worth aasoeg tha aahoa ia a deserted
fog aabtn aaar Ojhir. Tha owaar ol tha eabta wu mur
dered for his monty ia 18(3.
The rabbin who took *2*,000 from Rhode* * Whit
ney'# Rrpresacn Titoity MoaoUlo, have baaa arrested,
and hopes ate entertained that moot of tha aaaey will
be xaeovervd.
A lamp of gold wrlghing sixteen poaada, aad worth
atthuifc** fouo<1 *7 ? Chiniiuan, aaar Auburn,oatha
TkaCWidCMuaUitloaere had aat apart oaa ha aired
tbooaand dollara for tha redemption or tha taa par sent
bonds of theofry of Ran Krancitco aad laritad bida aadt
tha tret pi )Ujr for tha surrender of oath atoek. Tha
boada are aot to bo preheated for redemption *intli
aavaaty dapa after tha drat of May; thee lcartef ample
time to have bonda forwarded from He* York oa Tendon
The Indian DIArulttoe?More BatttM.
We cop* tha following from an extra of the Oregonian,
-dated Portland, March 5#
The Oregon volontaeia who took tha field laat Septem
bar, and who hare baaa la tha Indian country ever Btnoe,
ware about to croaa Saake river and g've tha Indiana bat
tie. At thia j oaa vara H terms the Indiana divided their
focces, and by a military roaa bare placed a large war
party balwoesi bath the regulate, vol natters and tha aat
tiemmte, and hare naumuiaaead tha war near our doors.
Oo Inesday night, tfi'h iaat, tha Indiana, supposed to
nuutot-r MA attacked tha Oaiotdea, aad at our latest
oa *a bad full piiaeaaalon of the only pass by whioh oom
n>uniea>ioa can ha had with either the regular foroaa or
the volunteers now in tha field. The Indians hare burned
every building at the Caaaadea. They have captured and
destroyed tha steamer Mary, kilted a large number of
cititens, and yesterday wore fighting with the foioae in
the Block Hone*.
It will ha seen by tha lotier following, which was re
ceived by expreaa from the month of Sandy, the situs don
ot affairs at the Cascades
On Board Steamer Belle >
Wednee'a 7, Merch 28 - AM P M. J
Just below (be mouth ot Snoty, we met Capt. Kilborc to ?
betteeu leaded with mm end women, brtBglug the startling
news that the ( Accedes wm?atuck<d las' nirht by the Kfikfcat
leo 1MB, and that (her bed eurtounded the Block House, (Fort
Raines;, end were fijthKag when they left
Upon the receipt of the newi that the Cascades had
been attacked, a public meetirg was immediately ealled
In thid city, and over forty men voluntered at once to go
to the tateue. The steamer Fashiau wee despatched at
an early hour yesterday, with then# volunteer* and mich
arme ae oould be procured. The steamer Belle wet des
patched from Vancouver with torty regulars and a few
volunteers atflreo'oktck yesterday morning, ate ar
rived at the Cascades about 10 o'jtock, and succeeded to
landiig her men under cover of howi'ztrr. The Indians
In laige nam be re resisted them, and the fight had conti
nued tor several boors when Mr. Slater, the purser of the
Brlle, (eft in a canoe for assistance.
We have j ist received the (ollowicg letter from Mr.*
Slater, who left tbe Caacat.es yesterday afternoon. The
letter will explain how matte.s stood at the latest hour
we have any intelligence ?
The Ceseedes are taken by the Indians. We started
frrm Fort Vanoouvor this mirniig at 2 o'clock, with
Ueatnant f her Ida n nod forty men, on board the steamer
Belie. We got to the Cascades about 10 o'clock to day,
and found the housesefeHl smouldering end burning. Toe
torch had laid la ashes all that was to be seen. We land
ed on the Oregon side, opposite to where Mr. Johnson's
house stood, Lieut. Sheridan nod a par t of hie men went
to opposite Putt's Uhttd.
We oiasovated some persons whom ws oould not dis
tlrguish to he while or rod. Captain Welle stationed
tentins'a on the osak to prevent a surprise. Lieutenant
Sheridan toon returned, brlsgng the intelligence teat
the satire town was laid in as&es, that the steamer Mary
was burned, and that they were etiU fighting at the blow
house. About twsoty bed teen killed.
From Gov. atewus' expressman, aeye the Standard, we
leamed that a party of tonr companies, mostly volun
teew, were attacked by about 160 Indians, near White
river, on the morning of the lO'.h Inst.", about S o'olock.
Two volleys frees the Indiana ware firtd before the troops
oould return too fire, hut no whites were cither fcitlsr or
wounded. The trtope pro acted themselves ea musi as
poislblo by old logs and rcots of trow, and returned she s
sa some as possible, the battle Us.ed in tali way tiu
about tone e'eieeh. P. M., wkea the Iodises retreated te
the thick woods. The troops pursued them till further
pursuit would expose them to the hidden fire of the In - leu
gune, without nay charce of getting a shot at an Indian.
The whites had only four persons wounded during tee
day The numoer of Indians killed was about twenty,
whose dead btdles, with one esoep.ioa, the enemy suc
ceeded in carrying away. This body proved to oe that o
aChthaus Indian.
The following is n portion of the report of Ool. Hayes,
of the Washington Volunteers, stationed at Cunp Con
ner 1. to Governor Stevens. It U dated Marsh 10:?
At about tight o'clock this morning, Captain White,
with his company, were orfered to tne White Rivsr o
build a blrck bouse and ferry, supported by Cept. fiwtodal
and lea pitvaie*. He bad not proceeded more than half
a mile from oamp when ha was attacked by a large In
dian foree, supposed to best lesst 160 warriors and e
large number ot squaws. 1 immediately forwarded Capt.
Henneea to his support, with twenty men. Cept. Hsn
neis moved with great rapioity?a tremendous volley of
guns aonounotd his arrival. I became satisfied that ad
ditional to roe was neeetaary, and I despatched Lieut.
Martin, of oompany B, with fifteen addt lonaltnen. The
Indians, by this time, were seen extending their flanks
to the lett with rapiiity. I then forwarded Lieut. Van
Ogle, oompany B., with fifteen men, to check 11 auk move
ments, bnt before he oould gain position they had so ex
tended their line ae to make it neostsar v to sensi another
party ot twelve men, under command of Cspt. Rabbe
ecn, who tucceeded in cheeking them. The figot by this
line e'terded the whole lergtu of our line, and one cjn
tlnuous vol ey could bo hoard from the Indian gun* ou
the bill and the guns of our msn in the bottom. Tnis
flrlrg oondnoed for eome two hours. I saw the advan
tage which the Indians had in position, and I de .ermlsed
to cba'ge them. I ordered Cept. Swindal to charge them
from hTs potliion, which was central, and Capt KabDe
er u to make a aimultanecus move against their exueme
left, while Captains Hennass and Whits were ordered to
hi Id the position which they oooupled. This order was
promptly obeyed, and the charge mads in the most gal
lant stylo by Cept. Swindal against their seat re, and
Capt. Itabbeson against their lett through n d?ep slough,
drawirg the enemy from their position, end pursuing
them some distance in their flight. Cept. Kabbsson
retu-ned to camp, while Cept. S wind el took a portion on
a high lidgeln the rear of the main body of Indians.
I ordered Capt. Rebbeson to take his men and j /In Cap
tains Henneea ahd W hits, and to say to Capt. Hennees
to charge the Indians bom Lis position, if he deemed It
asvtseble. The In liana in front of Captains White and
SenLsts held n strong position from behind logs and
trees, and from an elevated hill. It was deemed too
dangerous to charge them la bent. (Apt. Rebbeson
was ordered to take a few men and join Capt. Swindal,
make a Hank movement to the right and charge tbe en
emy in their retr. This ther succeeded In doing la the
sane gal ant manner that they had done at an earlier
hour duiiig the light. Stmulttcetut with this move
ment, Cap:tin* Hspness and White charged them in
front. The Indians were routed, put to fi'ght, end pur
sued for e mile or more along n trail or trails covered
with blood. It is believed that oot leie than twenty five
or thirty Indians ware klLed on the field, and many
wcutdea. Tney were seen carrying off their wounded
ano deed from tbe time the fight commenced un
til it terminated. With* and ropes were fun nl on the
ground tliey occupied, which had been used in dragging
off their reed into the brush. Hats, blankets and shirts
were picked up, wlta bullet holes in them, stain.d with
blood. They were forced to give up their drum, which
they abandoned in their retteat But two Indian* were
found dead on tbe field, one of whom has been recognised
as Ctehnli* John, the other was placed under a log, and
has not yet been examined.
The following 1* copied from an extra or the Cretctnl
Cttji Htrald, dated March SO:?
While the fome c>mmended by Cel. Buchanan, IT. S.
A., which marched by themicdie of the present month,
and amount to about 400 regular trorpe, comprising de
tachments ftom this place. Fort Oxford and Kort Line,
must before th a hare effected the contemplated junction
somewhere in tne neighborhood of Big Meadows on Rogue
river, the place where it was said the Indians are bollly
swelling an attack on the part of the white*; and while
in hourly ex; e station cf new* from that quarter, the re.
port of asudden invar ion of Illinois valley by beads of
hostile Indians unexpectedly awaken* sgeln, with th*
deafest sympathies towards th* sufferers, the gloomiest
f'tebcdlrg* for the future. Mr. Cobart, who arrived
here on Thursday, left Althonsecn Tuesday (26tb), end
as near as he oould ascertain, the following were the re
port, then currant there:?That on Sunday (23d tost.)
Mr. Wiight, n partner of Vennoy, In company with some
six men :eft Hayes' place, at th* heed ot lieer creek vel
:ey, for Veaaoy's ranch, end after travelling some six
mt'ss, ttey found Ih em selves suldeoly surrouodel by
Itd'aot. Mr. Wiight was killed, hut hie companions
escaped and returned to Hayes', where it appears some
seventy-Ave volunteers were enoamped. A eeeood party
?hen went ont to saoertsUn mere of the whereabout* of
'he entmy, when they were also attacked not far rem
the house, Alex infer Caldwell being killed. Towers*
evening four pack trains, consisting of some eighty
mules, were encamped in the vicinity, and nr* reported
to have been aapturad. One of tbe packets had his ani
mal shot from under him, end one man, John Devi*,
was killed. Information of these oeturraaeee was tbe
feme night cent to tbe atlgbboring localities, Althouve,
Becker cieek, Canon cretk. he., end th* number of In
dians reported to be considerable, perhaps not short of
200. 12
Trade with the Baiel an Possession*.
Quite a trad* has sprung up between this city sad the
Roifian p ssessiots. The Cyans soiled on the morning
o the Vfitb, with n large cargo of assorted merchandise,
suited to the wants of the residents ef those ie* hound
regions. During the past year we have occasionally sent
?very quietly, of source?a ship load of merchandise t?
the RuetUa* at th* mmrh of Awioor river. As it is uador
?-ocd that a soit of Bvbastnpol strong held is being con
?-ttr'?"i thei?, wWe ?s-reral thousand ate* ? o to he
t*'! u* ?* i. t; ? fmtehh*do that eftoc yats i* eite'i
K?v '1 * ?? <./- 1-e I ilea I -1 ? . 'M t ?,>
v, a a ;oV> p.'i? ? JAi Alio, j.
Trade With Blt?nnu<
mevehaodiae t> the value of
WMdO or 916,000 m f hipped ;Mt?rbj on the Cortes
for Nicaragua. It U probable that aooording as the eet
? lor?at of tt? ?ouutry by tho America? rmrrwtii the
trace between this port at d New York aEdtiloaragua
wMbe prop?Hembly increased. In ooneequeuoe ofthe
mrpo?o a?teat upon the traaaportatien of metohaa
diatt ten flea Juan .del Norte to Granada by the river
steal?ere which now ply upon the dan Joan river, it ie
prebahfe that the greater portioa of thia trade, which at
eotae folate day ?ey become of aonae importance, will be
monepnH?i! by our merchants, ? the high price which
the importers in Nicaragua would have to pay for
noil in thte city would be ?ere than counterbalanced
by the expeaee attendant upon the tranaportatioa of
goede inported from New York up thefSan Juan river.
At all eveata, at the prevent time, there can be no doubt
of the fact that we fanonepoliae the Nleeragua trade,
whatever tt maybe. We are alao Informed that a targe
nuinker of peraooa eailed yeeterday for Nicaragua, for
the purpo? of availing them eel ree ot the beneSta of tho
ooicnl?lea decree lately promulgated by the Nicaragua?
government. In the event of antnvaalon by any ot the
eurrounding State*, the sturdy armr of there colonists
might, we prvinme, he relied upon; bat we are Informed
nothing wu farther from the in ten lion* of those who left
for Nicaragua yeeterday than Immediate enlistment in
the aimy?San hranciteo Urrald, March 11. ?
Montageo and ihathi.
In San Fienelaoo, Maroh 34, by the-Rev. Dr. Thureton,
Mr. Augustus Johnson to MiM Jkne Coleman, both Of
Sen Francisco.: *.e
In San Francisco, Ma-eh 22 at G.-acj Church, by the
Right Rev. BUbop Kip, Mr. Frederick k. Chbbeto Miss J.
Rose lie Wert, all of San Frenetic*.
On March 16, at the realdeeee of A. K Laforge, Esq.,
by W?. W. Porter, County Judge, Mr. Louie Heusedour
to Madame Franclne Ooosner, both of I
Moquelumne HtlL
In San rranciaoo, March 24, by the R'v. Win. Rollln
son, Mr. Robert Hut ton to Mias E laabeth Camfield, all of
San Freeda to.
Ia San Franeiaoo, March 14, by C. M. Chamberlain,
Esq., Mr. M. H. Lic'-teaatein to Miss Eta OAn, both of
tt at elty.
In Nevada, March 16, Mr. Jonas S. Darman to Mlaa
Sophia O bauien, both of Maryaville
* In SanFrancUjo, March 26,by the Rev Fabar Lleharia,
Mr. Joseph Holland to Mi? Johanna H: Aland, both of
San Fiancisco.
In San Frarclsor Mo-ch 29, by Just'ee Ryan, Mr. Jn>.
Perrocioe to M-sr Doro'ht Viiata.
In San Francisco, March SI, by the Rev. S. H. Wiiley,
Mr. Horace Webater to'Miw Ann M. Slmona, daughter of
Gen. 4. 8. Simons.
In San Francisco, on Tuesday, April 1, by the Rev. Dr.
Soott, Mr. Jama* N. Pratt, of Stockton, to Mlta Emma F.
Emerson, of Mtehuen, Mass.
fn San Francisco, March 28, by Justice D. Bi Cm trie,
Mr. Jacques Maiet, 1o Via* Catherine Smith.
In Sun Pranc'Hcv, April 2, by Rev. Mr. King, at St. Wa
re'a cathedral, Mr. Patrick Kenny to Hiaa Margaret Nea
In San Ft anchco, Marsh 22, Mr. John Bllug, of Germa
ny, agid 46 years.
In San Francbco. March 26 Mra. Catherine E., wtfe of
Edward'J. Doyle, of Boston. Mass., aged 24 years and 4
months. Bostou patera pleaae c ipy.
In Ssn Francisco, March 29, Mrs. Ellen Dean Dent, with
nf Cant. J. C. Dent, of St. Louis, Mo-, aged 22 yearn.
In San Francisco, March 30, of conauraption, egad 23
j ears, Mrs. Louisa Corbilt, wife of D. W. Perley, attorney,
at law.
In San Francisco, March 29. ct pulmonic consumption,
Mrs. Hatrlet, wi'e of Thomas R. Meaner, aged 29 years
end 6 months formerly oi Tiffin Ohy, Ohio.
In San Fiancisco, Match 31, of consumption, Mr. J.
Close, a native of Switzerland, aged 41 years.
f Wl ika MAkmlllA At & ?%??! Q li I n M A La!
On the mornirg ot April 8. Minnie Elizabeth, daughter
A, and Marietta A
cf Jamas A and Marietta A. Vaadeciort, aged 2 years,
4 montS* end 6 day*, oi laryngitis.
8am Fkamoaro, April 4,1850.
Floub.?Sales ?re 8 000 quitter Atoka domestic tt a
sha.'e under 012; TOO naif tacks Pacific at 012 a 012 60;
600 quarter aaeki Fowler's self-raiting at 013; 2.000 do
Oregon Oily, and 2,000 do. San Joaquin on p. t.; 2,000do.
do. at 012; 3,000 do. Magnolia, 800 do. doniMtie, 200 do.
do., and 400 do. Cimmeicial, 400 do. Soieun, and 200 do.
Alviso, all at 012; 2,400 do. San Joaquin and Eureka at
$11 76, and 30 bbl*. (la lit go at 616.
War at.? Salts of 200 sacks at 4c.; 300 do. at 3fte.; 370
do. at 3 7-16a.; 146 at SJfe.; 140 do. at 3)jc.; and 200do.
on p. t.
Bamet ??ale? are 6C0 tacks and 160 do. on p.t.; 1,000
do. and 80,000 lbs. at 4c.
Oatb.?Tbe only sales are 200 racks, at 2Jfo.; 100 do.,
at 4a.
Potatohb ?Sales are 160 narks, jobbing, at 4e.; 40 do.
Cos* Meal -100 half bbls. sold at 04.
Bi ttct ?Sa'.ss are 6 talids , or 160 kegs extra, at 43a.;
126 ftrks and 30 do., at 43a.; 100 do. on p. t.
Hamb ? 70 casks told at 16c.
Laud.?226 esses sold on p. t.
Rice ?700 vats China No. 1 at 7 X<t.
Cars Goods.?1C0 bcxes Hamblln & Baker's oysters sold
at 09.
Toi'mvo ?A sale of 1,000 bozai, IX lbs. each, Suil'alo
chips, at 02 per hex.
Coai 260 touH anthracite sold at 618 60.
Cobdaob ? 112 ootis rmall sold at 16;.
Brandy.?100 ccts. American sold at 07c.
Oregon and Waihlnpton Territories.
Advices bave been received from Portland, Oregon for
liloiy, op to March 29. Tbe Indians had attscsnd the
settlement st the Descales, d*s roving tbe town and
killing some twenty persons. They have also captured
and destroyed the "steamer Mary.
Altogether Itdian aJius in Oregon look exceedingly
g'oomy, and it is evident that the Territory needs as
In Washington TenOoiv there has been hat littie
change tn tbe state of efTaus sitae the departure of the
last s'etmer. Ihe inhabitant* are siili in fear of an
atta k.
Lower California.
By the arrival of tbe brig Jndtoo, Vincent, twonty-flre
days from Lower California, we learn that the Apaches
bad dons much damage to tbe stock tbls season, and
bare been within fif een miles of Ouajmas; they nave
also dors mneh mischief to the caravans on their way t?
tbe npper country. Two caravans of about 400 mules
left Hennosil a the latter part o( February, for California.
Tbe government in Mexico recently appointed a new
GovetntrtoSono;a;he came ab;nt the last cf February,
but hs d to leave again, as the whole population was op
posed to bim. All tbe troops wsre called from Guayinas
tv Hermosilla. Gov. Gendaroe waa still in office when the
Judscn left.?San 1+ancisco AUa, Airril 6.
News treat the Sandwich Islands.
Our advices from ths San 1 wiah fsiands art dated to the
1st of March.
The I'olyiHsian has tbe following items:?
tier British Majesty's sloop-cf-war Alarm arrived here
last awning, fire weeks from Callao, and a brig of the
navy of Franee, baring left that port two days before her,
may be expected here every hour.
President Montt, of Chile, and the Czar of Russia, had
replied to the official notification of the death e! King
Ram ehornet a tbe third.
The legislature was to meet na the 3th of ApriL
The PMyrufian of the 23d of February says:?
The antral ot tbe Hon. W. L. Lee, lately the King's
Envoy Extraordinary to Washington, in Improved htalin,
ban awakened in this community a feeling similar tj thai
vhich agitated tne States of tbe did World when ona wh >
bad been chosen to consult an oracle returned, declaring
it propitious. Triumphing over sickness, to wblch most
m?n would have succumbed, Mr. Lee pursued the objects
<f his miselsn olossly and succeeded in them. Tbs re
ppect maLlfested towards him personally, and the instant
amtfilon Invntlably given to his communications, are
matters which be is not iikeiy to forgst, or ths country
f e represented to undervalue.
Tbe transactions of tbe Royal Hawalan Agricultural
Society for 1865 have bean published.
Saturday, 9th of Apri', being ihe King's birth day, his
Majesty received vis tits of congratulation from the repre
sentatives of Great Britain, France and the United States.
His Majesty was also waited on by the CmsuU ot the
United States, Sweden and Norway, Hamburg, Bremen
and Chile. Tbe oeeasion was observed generally sea holi
Ficm Bllo we learn that the flow of lava continues as
active a* ever. Ths stieem has nrarly pushed Its way
through ths woods, and was oaly four miles from the bay.
In one night it advanced one quarter ef a mile, and wben
once out of the woods It will move at an accelerated pace.
Ihe streem of tbe Walluku river wa?|greatlyldlmiaished.
and the remaiaing water so hot that it was unsafe to
The theatre people were having benefits all round.
Naval Intelligence.
Jarre; Hetehla?on, gnnser, has been ordereJ to the
United Ste'es steamer Susquehanna.
G. R. Johnson, second aa< (stent engineer, has been de
teebtd from duty la connection with the repairs of the
United States steamer Princeton, and ordered to tbe
steamer Men imac.
G, R Wood end, third assistant engineer, has bean or
dered to duty in oonnectlon with the repairs of the I n. ted
Ste'es steamer Powhatan.
Tbe United States sloop-of-war Portsmouth dropped
down to the naval anchorage Saturday.?Norfolk Herald.
Ai.nl 28.
We lea n that the United States steam frigate llsrrlmao.
wbith hts been lying off Annapolis for some days, ee ill
sail about tbe elose of the present week. It it said that
the Secretary of the Navy, Hon. J. C. Dobbin, will take
par-Ufa in her for Havana, where he goes tor the benefit
of his health, which has been Impaired for some tiaae.
Tbe Merrtoaao. after visiting Cuba, will sail fur Europe,
and will show hsrrelf off the ports of Southampton, Fog
land, and Brest, Franee; she will also, It is mors than
probable, visit other ports oi the Continent.
Tbe United States sloop-of-war St. Mary. Com. Bailey,
?ailed from Call so for Valparaiso on the 13th ef March.
Coroner's Inquest.
Brums bt Ham.wo.?jCoroner HU1* held an inquest
yesterday morning, at No. 322 Tsarl street, upon the
body of a sailor named FraoeU f'aitsii, who committed
suicide by hanging himself while in e deranged state of
mind. The deeeesed, It appeared, waa very intemperate
la his habits, and it is supposed ihW hard mod# of living
brcrght on eWrratlou tf tnlasi. Tbs fleesseed waa forty
elthr tears i f are anl wt* a ae'ivs rf F.rgiatd. Pastel
?isoi.-'t teste ' ' * ps'b't Ko ?'ti * I ?*j
.. . i s <j ih ? . . I * a At b
Additional Details of the Coi/lieti between
the Cotta Kieant aid fiUHii
Walker*! Troops.
atfoum or the nunr
sc., Ac., an.
W# wire farther eorreepowdeoee and pertlcubwe ef (Mm
ooncftkmof things n Vit*n|H. Our doapetahaa aro
wry Ml, ami exceedingly Sat it iwnmpM
aibie to fad room /or all thfs-mcrning
C*r tai d?ui> CiWHnaiiWB.
Brrp'a Pom?, 30-miles up 8m JuwNrtr, f
At It* junction wttb the Seraptqol, AptSt 38, lMt />
J\niker Detain of Ike Battle of Srropiqui'-. Gallant Cbw
4met of Captain BaU1u.ni ami hit JUttU Band?Death of
Lieutenant Rakettraro?Defeat of the Ooda Womm
Mmviffatum of the Sun Juan? Want qf APmi irrfficatm
gum, dc., dc.
My lest letter wm delayed here until the antral of Ikr
Oiiwha, which eg* in ojxnad communication wttb the
States, ood b the pioneer of a new line, by rkhkjM
will hereafter rtoeire regular b' -monthly new* oTtke eMr
rirg (vents treopiring in thi* portion of Central'
the miiitaiy bell with Oast* Rio* <? ju*t opened. Ad
jutant 8ehlessinger's partial defeat (tbr whioh be VOO
triefand fonnd guilty of eoeardioo, and U new
ariest i<r trearm) has aroueed the American
ard died them with an untameablespirit offerings. Oam.
Wm. Walker, in commaniof 800 American troope, wdt
armed, prt needed down the lake, per steamere, en the Mb
tert., to probably or me ia the rear of the Coeta Risen feaeu
near where Sehiessicger met them, while Capt. Water*,
with 100 American* and 1,00b native Niceraguea troops,
bad already advanced, by way of Stlenae bey,f te dealer
on the north aid* and attraot the enemy's attention u nt<
Geo. Waller hews them ia between hie two tar
whtnoe there wtil be no possible eteape. Gam. W-; kur
hta also 1,000 mounted Laonese troops to aid the forow
wtth htm. ,
The General makes no commnnioatien aa to hi* in
tended movements, and we are left to Infer his da*%?v
from tie movements themselves. In the meantime
Capt Kelly was stationed, wtth a force of forty men, ah
Castillo, and Capt. Jchn M. Baldwin, with a company of
thirty men, at this point. It waa hero that Capt. Bald
win intercepted the Costa Rican aid Ecgliah mail on its
passage to ban Joee, by way of the 8erapt<{ui river, whieM
ia the omj point of Atlantic communication Casta Rica
Oept. Baldwin lay with his fjree upon H fp'l
Point, the mouth rf the Ssrepiqui, in hourly expectation
of on attack tiom iho eastern division of tha Coata Risen
amy, by ny of that Hvor. Hearing or seeing nothing
cf the enemy, Cept. Baldwin grew weary and impatient
cf the delay and suspense, and on the morning of the ?t|i
last, propoasa to eteend the river with a volunteer divi
sion oi hla oompaay, twenty-one of whom aeeempealed
him. Including First Lieutenant J, B. Green and Second
Lieutenant Raaeatrew.
A lack of canoes to carry all the party compelled thorn
again to divide? a part proceeding oy land, machettog n
trail upon the bant of the 1 iter. Tuey proceeded In this
manner sixteen miles up the river on the 8th and Mi,
beUg all 1 nine miles below the Moro, a Costa Rleaa nriM
ury post, sixty-fite miles from dan Jose, and the head of
river i atlgatlon.
On the morning of the lClh, Capt. Baldwin resolved to
take all hi* party up in the boats, hi chlog them np the
river by piecemeal, lauding a load a mile or eo in ad
vance, and ttiurtug for the balance; so taalag fifteen
meo in th? ten cauofs, and having seven Miotv, ho
boksly pushed up a s<rai>ge aod rapid rtver, la an enemy's
country, to reach a point four miles In advaace, irons
which rmoke, as if from the ecemy's camp Art, waa seen
curling cp tbr. ugh the heavy forest trees upon the right
bank cf the stream. "A camp fits?the enemy I" Moused
the men- "Who gets there, and opaia on them firatt"
shoo ed Captain Baldwin, and a hearty stria at the eons
cnrmeceed between the beats. Onnoaringthe plaoo,
which was at an acute angle of the river, end tiirnlffig
tb<> point, tbe enemy appeared, some two to three bun
drtd strong, encamped, and within twanty to thirty
ptc.ee cisiant only, a narrow crWek-mmth separating the
Americans and Costa Rican*. The euemy weie atarted
to tteir feet by a volley from twelve muiketa and a
streaui from Cult'e revolvers. Asscoad volley Lorn thw
muskets tore through ' hem betore they satzsd their arms
and loraed upon rbs hack of the creeV, twenty or
thirty fee: from Captain Baldwin's ariry, nine of
whe-m climbed up the high aod slippery river bank
to gam tbe p.'ateau. Borne two hundred Rcgiiah muskets,
shouiltg It in e balls, opened upon tha little but undaunt
ed and lutivp it band. Captain Baldwin stood out in faH
view upon the beach, with bis uniform Inviting attention
and death, nor could he be pvrsuaded to change his por
tion, wbile the leaden missives directed a' him wniued da
buuitrecs by his person, tearing np the earth all about
bint; and be. indiffsreat to ail danger, sheared on hi*
wee, laughed derisively at the enemy, and was enraged
that his Colt wis wst, and wouldn't gr off Tha* op
tbe fight, but in s few minutes soma SO to 100 shots c__
tearicg thioagh the chaparral, from the rear of the Ame
ricans. A pert cf the enemy were below, maeheting a mili
tary roao down netr the river bant. The gallant little
band clvided Its attention, and literally "fought right and
left." Thus progressed the fight: now charging do en the
trail, and rurnlng those below cut of eight In the dha
parral, now shooting left, serosa the creek mouth, the ene
my falling dead at every shot from the Americana, until,
alter seme half hoar bad pasred, when the enemy aiaafc
tned fire, and began to retreat tn squads and break late
the chaparral. In one hour no enemy was either seen or
heard, aave tbe thirty or forty dead which they could not
bear away with them. The creek prevented pursuit, and
piudenoe dictated a retreat, wuica, after linger.ng a
while upon toe fie'd was mide in good order, leaving 3e
eond Lieut. Rskestxaw, e bravs and gallant officer, dead
upon the field.
The boats having been ordered dowa the river, no
imacs were at heed to either bury or bring away bit
body. The Minis ball whith killed him was shot from
an ambush, so close as to burn his clothes with the pow
der; pasrltg through his hip, tc struck Fl'St lieutenant
(>rien (a gallant and dannttes* officer) In the left breast,
Inccklrg bim down and making a slight tlssh wound.
There smbiace all the caaualtivs of Capt. Baldwin's dar
ing, Intrepid aad gallant little party. This ? uocaasi.il
expedition, viewed in all Its beatings, with a thoaiaal
and oue oamelees circumstance* to annoy, and iemso
ibe efficiency of those conducting it, each as fatigue,
want of ilecp garxnen's sited and torn in the chaparral,
arms soiled and wet'wltb rain, and folding or arimmirg
cracks, the soantr numbers, and the overwhelming odds
against them cf men better aimed, must be rtgaroed as
with oat a parallel in tbe annais of werfare. aae must
reflect gch'en and enduiiog honor upon Capt John M.
ita dwin, who conducted it, as well at First liwut. J. B.
Cure and the men who we.e fortunate enough to bean
gaatd in it.
Capt. Kelly, the corporal who throttled Adjt. Behlee
i it pi i up n i.te field at (inane ('vale, end since promo
led, reinforced ibis p lot yesterday with I ty men.
There are now soma eighty-five rank and file at this
piece, and ECO Costa Rlcan* cannot drive theee off. The
i iver ban Juan will be kspt open: steafhsre, peeeengere
end fre'gb's can pass safely, and no fear need he eater
tallied. Mean guana volunteer ingreat numbers to Join
?he atmy, and i*y they can flcg Costa Rica alone, the
iairy reason is rapidly approaching; the rtver ia eo low
as to Impede navigation, but will eooo he up. The wen
thi-r U pleasant, the air genial aid balmy, aoldJare ia
g od sheer, and anxious f ir a daub at Coata Rica.
I wish to cadi tha attanticn of tha Americans nnmleg
1 are to tha fact-that there U a very great laefc of arms
ia Nicaragua. We want men to come armed. There are
a rhcueand good able bod ed men hare now without ansa,
and mote eomirg by every steamer. Bring either Sharp's
or the Mississippi rifle. We went good, edneatec, atanuok
and substantia! citir-ns, of whom tho more the merrier,
and the aocner the better, from the States
lieut. Gieen is nently recovered. Cept. Wm Morris
ot Philadelphia, and Dr. Traphagen, of New York, are
lUtltagian Forced Loea<
Reet'ntK op Nicaragua, )
CnAh-ADA Msrch 22, Hid. /
To rn* PaxrwT or nre Dbtarthkat os
The Supreme Executive Power has determined to Issue
the following decree
Tha Pro visionary President of the republic of Nicaragua
to its inhabitants?
Consider tog that the urgencies of the moment demand
the levying of a forced loan?which shall be retmasS
with interest? as soon as possible; tad seeing that in
order that the division should be fairly made, It is pre per
that the proprietors themselves should make the oalenle
tic n; the rxecntive power, therefore, in praaoaaoiag hie
Art. 1. There shall he raised in this city a forced loan
of (ight thousand dollars divided among those proprie
tor* whose productive capital may exceed two Moment
Art. 2. A commission composed of three person* w<.?
?bell 1 e nominated for that purpose, shall proceed Una
very day to make the division, and the list havtag bee*,
fbtined, U shall be handed to the sob-delegate et ike
treasury, <n order that he may inform the parties mea
tinned in it cf the asnonnt est opposite their naame. Thw
amounts shall be paid la three equal .nslalmon *?the
first c n the spot, and tha two remaining after an Inker ? at
of five del* each.
Ait 3. The ?nb-d?lege'# i? ?u?ho?'re! ?> n?e sei*
t..., v ? ' ra'a' ?' ? -ii'--'. n ?< i? ?#v i ,%
Alii. l*? ?*.-h? >? rc u>. s e.-.?

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