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THE WAR. From the Charleston Courier Express. New Okleaxs, Dec. 18. INTERESTING NEWS FROM MEXICO. The U. S. steamer Maria Burt arrived ast evening from Vera Cruz, whence she sailed on the 5th inst. IJy the Maria Burt we have received letters and papers from the city of Mexico to the 27th of November. The most in teresting matter referred to in them is, by far, the arrests of Worth, Pillow and Dun can. We have, therefore, thrown together as sneedilv as we could at the late hour our letters came to hand, all the published documents relating to those arrests. 1 here is much newspaper discussion upon them. The occupation of Mazatlau and Guay iuas by our naval forces is mentioned. From Lower California the dates are to the 3d of October. The Mexicans claim an advantage over a p;rty of Americans which landed at Muk-ge, fought all day, and finally embarked again. The Mexi cans claim a victory. Our correspondent alludes to a protest by the English Government against forced loins from English residents in Mexico. The North American of the 26th ult. has the following article on the subject : By the arrival from Queretaro yester day, a communication was received from the English Secretary of Legation, Mr Thornton, covering a protest from Lord Palmerston, Britisl) Minister of Foreign Affairs, against the forcib'e levying- of taxes upon Knglish residents in Mexico to support the war with the United States. These levies were made some six mouths since, and the English residents petitioned against it. The English Minister of for eijrn a Hairs responds in language that will not be mistaken by the Mexican gover nment. The officers of his division have giv en Gen. Twigcsa splendid dinner. By this arrival we- have copious letters from our correspondent in Mexico and in Gen Patterson's train. Mexico, November 10. Yesterday a new paper called the "Yan kee Doodle" made its appearance. It is edited by II. 1. Courtree, and is, as its name purports, a humorous a flair. There are now four papers published in this city in the English language, vi.: The Ameri can Star (daily,) North American (semi weekly,) the Rover and Yankee D jo die (w eek I v. C C. Mexico, Nov. 20. A correspondent of El Monitor, writing from Queretaro, says that the greater part of the Governors of the different States were present a the seat of government, and that with one exception (the Gov ernor of San Luis) they were unanimous in favor of peace. The sessions were soon .to commence, and President Anaya pro poses that no line of policy on the subject should be followed, except such as the States suggest, in order to get at once at the national will. Gen. Hustamente has been nominated by the supreme Government geueral-in-chief of the army in reserve, and command ant General of the State. The order of the Sons of Temperance has been instituted hereby some members came out promptly in the North American of the Rillc Regiment. It is called the t with the following frank avowal of his con- id- ; nection with the 44 Tampico letter," so serious as was represented. We publish here the orders of Gen. Scott reflecting upon the officers who were said to be under arrest. Thev hetrnv no little temper-- perhaps we should -say asccrbity of temper: . knowledge of all the facts we do not pur- The last arrest occurred yesterday that of Brevet Maj. Gen. Worth, and the charge is, we believe, contempt towards the 'commander-in-chief. Without a full n KNTF.U A T. ORDERS No War Department, Adj. Gen's. Office, Washington, Jan. 28, 1S17. ) The following regulation has been re ceived from the War Department : War Department, ? Washington, Jan. 28, 1847- S The President of the United States di rects that paragraph 650 of the General Regulations for the army, established on the 1st March, 1825, and not included aiming those published Jan. 25, 1841, be now published, and that its observance as a part of the General Regulations be strict ly enjoined upon the army. By oruer ot the President. (Signed) W. L. MAUCY, Secretary of War. The folowing is the paragraph of the General Regulations for the Army, estab lished on the 1st of March, 1825, referred to above : 44 G50. Private letters or reports, rela tive to military inarches and operations, are frequently mischievous in design, and always disgraceful to the army. They are, the re fare, strictly forbidden ; and any of ficer found guilty of making such report for publication, without special permission, or of placing the writing beyond his control, so that it finds its way to the press, within one month after the termination of the campaign to which it relates, shall be dis missed from the service.'' B command of Major General Scott. WM. G. FREEMAN, A. A. G. GENERAL ORDERS No. 310. Head Quarters of the Army, Mexico. Nov. 12, 1847. S The attention of certain officers of this aivny is re-called to the foregoing regula tions, which the General-in-Chief is re solved to enforce so far as it may be in his power. As yet but two echoes from home of the brilliant operations of out arms in this basin have reached us '; the first in a New-Orleans, and the. second through a Tampico newspaper. . It requires not a little charity to believe that the principal heroes of the scandalous letters alluded to did not write them, or specially procure them to be Written, and the intelligent can beat no loss in conjec turing the authors chiefs, partisans, and pet familiars. The honor of the ser vice, the disease pruriency of fame not earned cannot have seized upon half a dozen officers (present,) all of whom, it is believed, belong to the same two coteries. False credit may, no doubt, be obtained at home, by such despicable self-puffings and malignant exclusion of others ; but at the expense of the just esteem and consid eration of all honorable officers who love their country, their profession and the truth of history. The indignation of the great number of the latter class cannot fail in the end, to bring downthe conceited and en vious to their proper level. By command of Maj. Gen. Scott. II. L. SCOTT, A. A. A G. Upon the publication of Gen. Scott's orders, given above, Lieut. Col. Duncan pose to lengthen this article by any re marks upon this proceeding Walter Chine's Division," and their dress has been published. Gen. Ilerrera had been attacked by a new disease, and it was thought he. would not survive. This is a matter of regret to all well-wishers of Mexico By the last news from Chihuahua, I see that they apprehend another invasion of that State by-' the Americans. The Gov ernor writes that he is prepared -to meet the "detested invaders." Of course he i-. Another maurauding party of Indians had made their appearance in Durango, armed with rilles and spikes. Speculation has been rife here for two of three days back, as to the purport o the despatches brought to headquarters-by Col Smith The following significant order from Gen. Smith addressed tovthc alcalde, throws some light upon them : Oilier of the civil and military Governor, IS'atioiiiil PuLice, Mexico, Nov. l'.t. Sir Lam directed by the civil and mili tary governor of this capital, to make you, for the, information and guidance of the Mexican civil authorities, the communication : When the American army entered the city of Mexico, the principles upon which the occupation would be conducted tem- LATER FROM MEXICO. From the N. O. Ficayune Dec. 22. The British West India mail steamer Teviot, Lieut. P. Hast. R. N., comman der, arrived at Ship Island harbor at 4 o'clock on the afternoon of the 20th inst., in four days from Vera Cruz. By this arrival we have dates from the City of Mexico of the 14th of this month. Gen. Patterson had reached the City of Mexico, having left a garrison at Rio Frio, where a Derma nent depot is to be made. A train lett the Jiiy oi xviexico on me 9th instant for Vera Cruz, under command of Gen. Twiggs. General Pierce is com ing down witiiTt The Mexican Congress had a quorum on Monday, the Gth of December, which is the latest date we have yet come across from Queretaro. The Star says many de puties were still absent, and six or eight others were expected to leave during the week, notwithstanding the critical state of affairs in which the republic is placed. The correspondent of the Monitor thinks the new Congress will do no better than the present There wras some design entertained of sending a Mexican commissioner to Wash ington to solict the appointment of com missioners to meet at Havana and arrange the terms of a treaty of peace. We are not yet prepared to say how authentic is this report. The steamer Portland, Capt. Spinney, arrived at Vera Cruz on the 15th inst. after a terrible passage, during which a hundred horses were thrown overboard. We regret extremely to learn of the death of Capt. James Madison Smith, of the 3d Infantry. A sailor by the name of John Ireland, who had deserted from the U. S. schr. Flirr, and joined a company of dragoons, was arrested and placed in custody by the commander of the Flirt, night .before last attempted to make his escape, and was shot by the sentinel posted in front of the guardhouse. Ireland died a few minutes afterwards. Gen. Butler left Jalapa on the Gth for Puebla. The train which he commanded, has also left that city. Gen. Marshall and staff were met by Capt. VV. at Plan del Rio. . Capt. Wheat came in charge of about i one hundred sick and wounded. Ioll.ow"ng called. According to the North Ameri can the Tampico letter" was 44 compil cd from two letters written by oflicersof the army in Mexico to a brother officer in Pittsburg, for his eye alone." But read what Col. Duncan has to say of it. Mexico, Nov, 13, 1S47. To the Editor of the JVbrth American Sir: I herewith present a copy of the 44 Tampico letter," characterized as "scan dalous, " despicable,'' "malignant," &c, in general orders No. 349, published in the American Star this morning. To the end that the true character of this letter may be known, I desire that you republish it in your paper; and that none of my brother officers may innocently suf fer for a publication so obnoxious 1 here by publicly acknowledge myself to be its author. The substance of it I communi cated from Tacubaya soon after the battles, in a private letter to a friend in Pittsburg. The statements in the letter are known by very many officers of this army to be true, and I can but think that the publica tion of truth is less likely to do violence to individuals or the service than the suppres sion or perversion of it. Justice to Gen. v orth, (who is evident f porarily were announced by the general-in- iv one of the 44 heroes" pointed at inorder I .' I ! . . LI- . . I "V"" .. .-n I - . ' cliief in his order, No. 87 Circumstances have determined the Government of the United States to throw on Mexico the burden of the further contin uance of the war. Inconsequence of which it is now necessary to advise the authoii ties of the city as Tollows : 1st. That all the revenue collected, from whatever source, or for whatever purpose, must be considered as collected for the United States, and only to be- expended under their authority juid with their con sent all payments not made in conformi ty with the rule will according be disprov ed, and the amount thereof required to be refunded by those who have made them. 2d. All the troops of the United States are to be quartered without expense to them, and if it be necessary to occupy private property, in order to ensure this, ft will be done I am, sir, very respectfully, your ob'dt servant., R. P. HAMMOND, Secy. To Senor M. R. Veramendi, Alcalde. Mexico, Nov. 25, 1S47 The mail from the interior last evening brought 'papers from Guad.-lajara, Morelia and Guanajuato of the late dates, but they contain nothing of interest. Most of the papers are down upon Santa Anna in severe terms tor his conduct in declaring himself determined to oppose negotiation's for peace. T"n :FIFUi: IN THE ARMY. i he difficulty among prominent officers ot our army appears to have been quite as No. 349,) requires me to state that , he knew nothing whatever of my purpose to write the letter in question, nor that it had been written, till well on its way to its destination ; he never saw, nor did he know, djrjctly or indirectly, even the pur port ot one line, word or syllable ot it till lie saw it in print, and he isequally igno rant of my design to make tins "declaration, which 1 do, as 1 wrote the letter, unprompt ed and on my own responsibility. Very respectfully, vour obedient servant, JAMES DUNCAN, Brevet, Lieut. Col. U.S. A. After the publication of this letter, Col onel Duncan was placed under arrest, and subsequently Gen. Pillow was arrest ed, and next Gen. Worth. The North American is of opinion that Gen. Pillow was not arrested on account of the "Leoni das" letter, but on the following grounds : Gen Pillow, having taken exceptions to the finding of a court of inquiry, which finding has been approved by Gen Scott, ad dressed a paper relating to the matter to the Secretary of War, through the commander-in-chief, preserving a copy which he avowed in the letter accompanying, he had sent (or would send) directly" to the Se cretary at Washington. This transaction is judged to be a contempt, and for the so judged contempt Gen. Pillow is arrested. Not understanding the technicalities of the case we are not advised whether part of or the whole transaction is regarded as the contempt but that is immaterial. - Gen. Worth's arrest is thus noticed in the North American of the 26th ult. A gentleman who arrived here from Los Llenos de Apa, in company with Capt Wheat, from Jalapa, was robbed, as well as several persons who were with him, (persons belonging to the English mining, company,) of all they had with them, at a place called Rio del Norte, by the brave defenseurs de la Patria, the guerrilleros, or iH other words, robbers. Captain Wheat assures us that from there to Jalapa, the road is perfectly open ed to travellers, and that in parties of three or four, it can be overrun without the least danger. , We understand from a good source, that Captain .Fairchild, who left here with a detachment of Louisiana Dragoons, to accompany the English Charge d'Affairs to Jalapa, on reaching that place, finding that there vvereno Dragoons in that vicinity, proceeded on to Mexico with the Minister. Mexico, Dec 13. A discovery was made on Tuesday in the Convent of San Domingo, in this city. Some of the troops who arrived with Gen. Patterson were quartered there, ami turn- ins; over an old desk that was left in one of the rooms, found it contained some fif teen thousand dollars in silver and sold. This led to a farther search, and-in one of the cells a large quantity of clothing and ammunition was found, which was remov ed, to the quartermaster's department. Headquarters of the Armt Mexico, Dec. 12, 1847. S GENERAL ORDERS NO. 372. 1 The highways of Mexico, used or about to be used by the American troops, being still infested in many parts by those atrocious bands called guerrilleros and and rancheros, whounder instructions from the late Mexican authorities, continue to violate every rule of warfare observed by- civilized nations, it has become necessary, in order to insure vigor and uniformity in the pursuit of the evil, to announce to all the views and ins'r ctionsof general head quarters on the subject. - 2. Every American post established in Mexico, will daily push detachments or patrols as far as practicable, to disinfest the neighborhood, its roads and places of concealment. - .. -.. , " 3. No quarters will be given to known .murderers or -' robbers, whether called guerrilleros or rancheros, and whether serv ing under Mexican commissions or not. They are equally pests tounguarded Mexi cans, toreignersand small parties ot Amen icans, and ought to be exterminated. 4. Offenders of the above character, accidentally fallingintothehands of Ameri can troops, will be momentarily held as prisoners, that is, not put to death without due solemnity. Accordingly they will be reported to commanding officers, who wil without delay, order a Council of War for the summary trial of the offenders under the known laws ol war applicable to such cases. 5. A council of war may consist of any number oi oincers, not less than three. nor more than thirteen, and may for any iiagrant violation oi tne laws ot war, con demn to ueath, or to lashes, not exceedin fifty on satisfactory proof that such orison er at time of capture, actually belonged to any party or gang ot known robbers or mur derers, or had actually committed murder or robbery upon an American officer or soldier, or follower ot the American armv. 6. Punishments awarded by councils of - t i war "Win oe revieweu, approved or dis approved by the commanders who respec tively, order the councils ; and in case o approval, be immediately put into execu tion by their orders ; but councils of war, except in extreme cases, will be ordered only by commanders of detached divisions or brigades, or by commanders of military departments. 7. All punishments, under this order, will be duly reported to general headquar ters. 8. The new post, Rio Frio, will be con sidered under the direct command of the general-in-chief and in correspondence with him until future orders. By command of Maj. Gen. Scott. Lieut. Whipple, adjutant of the 9th, taken by the guerilleros near Vera Cruz, in July, and supposed to have been mur dered by them, is now at Puebla, acting as adjutant to Gen. Lane. Three or four letters, of rather an extraordinary cha racter, purporting to, have been addr essed to Gov. Wilson have appeared in several of the New-York papers, bearing the signature of Lieut Whipple. We learn by a gentleman, who has recently conversed with him, that they are forgeries he having written but one letter, and that appearing in the N. Y. Herald. Jalapa, November 24, 1847. The most intense feeling is manifested by the most influential people in town in favor ofLicut Alcalde, who, with Adjutant Garcia, is to be shot to-day, at noon, for a violation of their parole of honor. The two criminals spent the whole of last night in the church with priests, a strong guard being placed over them. Half paU 12 o'clock. The execu tion is over. The prisoners marched blind folded to the plaza, a priest attending them. They were in full uniform, and behaved with as much firmness as could be expect ed of men under such circumstances. I Each was supported by a friend at either arm, and were led to the side of the plaza and seated upon their coffins, near the wall of the barracks, They continued their devotions, aloud, after embracing a few friends, until the word" fire!'' when both fell back dead, scarcely moving a muscle. The troops under Gen. Patter son were all paraded agai. and not only looked very well, but behaved as they did yesterday, with perfect propriety. The bodies of the executed officers were given over to their friends, and soon conveyed away in neat coffins. Thousands of Mexi cans flocked towards the scene, but were prudently kept out of the plaza. The ex citement which prevailed yesterday among the inhabitants seems in a measure to have subsided to-day but whether it yielded to a sense of justice or to awe, remains to be een. Jalapa, Mexico, Nov. 24, 1847. It is now dark, and since I concluded my last coin muuication and handed it to be for warded, such singular and outragous scenes lave passed before me that 1 must again write, thougiv in the midst ot preparations for a Ions: march. This morning the al calde of jalapa called on Gov. Huges and asked him it the dead bodies ot the con demned Mexicans could be given up to their friends after the execution. 44 Yes." 44 Will you allow the condemned to walk to the place of execution?" 44Yes, if they and their friends desire it." But no ostentatious display will be allowed.' Judge, then ol the surprise ot the gener al and the governor when they heard the sounds of martial music passing their quar ters, and on looking out saw a procession some 2500 people, a military band of twenty five musicians, the military caps of the degraded scoundrels carried along side of the gaudy coffins, a formidable array of priest, silver candlesticks, &c. &c and twohu ndrcd of the first citizens of the place, scrupulously dressed in the finest broad cloth, in tasty and complete mourn ing suits, following the remains of the very men whom our officers had condemned for the basest of all crimes men who, in Eu rope, in anj civilized or decent communi ty, would have been Uenieu every ining dui 44 the benefit of the clergy?" Gen. Lan- derowasin the procession. Never were the most sacred and tender teelings ot humanity more grossly outraged ; never was impudence or insult more strongly marked : never did the inhabitants ot a conquered town deserve severer chastise ment. The alcade it seems, after visiting headquarters, went ami tld Gov. Haghes that he had seen Len. 1'utterson and com municated to him all that the Governor had said to him, and that the general had given his free consent for the remains of the crinir inals to be buried with any ceremonies their friends might see proper to observe! It would seem that our enemies are bent upon their own destruction. No kindness is extended to them that thev do not abuse. Indians in Mexico. . Our latest ad vices from Saltillo told of a conflict between the Texan Rangers and a band ofOam auches. Upon looking over some late papers from the city from San Luis Potosi describing actions between the Indians and Mexican troops. The savages had boldly approached within seventeen leagues of the city of San Luis. In one engagement the Mexican? had fifty infantry and thir ty dragoons engaged. The party - was completely cut to piece's, only eight of the dragoons escaping with their lives and five of these being wounded. Death of Chancellor Kent This distin guished jurist, died in New York, on the 12th inst. at the advanced ase of 84. 44 Kent's commentaries" are familiar to to every one, and it was in his retirement that Chancellor Kent composed those learnea anu luciu commentaries on Ame can Lw, which have become renowned wherever the English tongue is spoken, and earned for their author the just and proud appellation of the American Black-stone. Lieut, Col. M. L. Bonham, of the 12th Regt. Infantry, has been promoted to the Colonelcy, vacated by the death of Col. Wilson, to rank from 12th August last. CARRIER'S ADDRESS, To the Patrons and friends of the NORTH CAROLINIAN. The Carrier calls on you to-day, " Your good attention be would pray," While he relates to you his story, To animate and 'rouse your glory. But do not criticise this rhyme, For you would just be " losing time 5" And it would not be exactly civil To gain the ill-will of the Devil," For he often brings the weekly news From New Orleans and Vera Cruz. Great improvements have taken place, As can be seen in every face, The Sons of Temp' ranee are in their prime, And the Rechabites not far behind. Now we assure you that's the cause, For you to aid and give applause. New inventions are still progressing, Throwing around us many a blessing, While genius travels bravely on Through every clime, in every form. In times of yore our fathers fought, The laws of tyrants to set at nought; And for their zeal and magnanimity, We all are blessed with Liberty. In Mexico new laurels are won, The war-cry there has long begun With Taylor 011 the battle-field The foe is made to bow and kneel Before the warrior's burnished blade, -Until his strong arm shall be stayed At Palo Alto victory crowned American arms with great renown, Resacca Palma too we won, And made Arista turn and'run. At Monterey, ah, g! rious place, -Zack met the foe there face to face, And many brave and noble hearts, . Felt the pain of death's cold darts, But they say and it is a fact He made them take the outward track. At Bucna Vista there was fun, For every blade and every gun, And every man and every shot Made the foe feel rather hot; So Santa Anna in the night, Withdrew his forces from the fight. And then he vowed within his mind, X "I I leave these Yankees far behind." Now just stop and think of Scott, Who sent the balls thick and hot At the castle of San Juan The enemy could not stand The bravery of American pluck, So they concluded to just give up. At Cerro Gordo next he spied Old Santa Anna fortified; Here he then arranged his plan To drive the rascal from his stand. So after making all things right, On they rushed into the fight, Capturing some, while others fled, Santa Anna losing his ler. Towards the city Scott now went, -For by commission he was sent To make our banner proudly How Over the Capitol of Mexico, Where itdoes now proudly wave O'er the tieads of warriors brave. Praise and honor, we will give it all, To those who obeyed their country's call, Who on the battle field were slain, Their country's honor to maintain. Again, dear patrons, we'll speak to you, In earnest meaning good and liue: That heart must sure be cold and dead, Which feels not for its daily bread, Or with indifference can behold The hand which gives it, dead and cold; At least our hearts are not such stuff", But beat with transports deep enough, Whenever we see our friends employ Their little mite to give us joy. 'Tis certain then we do not trip, With a vain offering of the lip-;. To greet you on this opening year, rsiit witn aitection ueep sincere. The husband may forget his spouse,? the lover break his solemn vows, - I'raternal discord may ari&ev w The tender babe who sleeping lies, May from the mother s memory fade. Substance may cease to cast its shade, But never while gratitude has place, Or interest rules the human race. While we retain our humble lot, Can you, out patrons, be forgot. But every week the news we'll bring. And every year a lay we'll sing, And wish each year may happier grow, 'Till every blessing you may know. And when life ends as end it must With tears of sorrow over your dust, We'll think of all your kindness past, A nd grieve as long asgrief-can last; The North Carol inian shall consecrate One square to tell our patron's fate; Bemoan his death, record his worth, And his good actions blazon forth. And now we're done again we sav May you enjoy this New Year's day. January 1, 1848. C7 G. T. M. Davis, who has just re turned from Mexico, has announced in the Alton Telegraph, his intention to withdraw from that paper. He was the pet corres pondent of the St. Louis Republican, and went in for the whole of Mexico in one of his recent letters. Now, he announces that he prefers Clay for the President, and gives several strong reasons why he will not snnnnrt Tavlor for that office. Th.. senior editor of the Telegraph denies that the whig members of the Convention of Illinois represented correctly the wishes of the Illinois whigs, when they nominated Taylor last summer. St. Louis Union. Saturday night week, there was a large and enthusiastic democratic meeting in Philadelphia, John T. Smith, Esq.,late member of Congress in the chair. The resolutions adopted, thoroughly sustain the war and the administration. The Body Snatchers and the Doc tors. Mr Stewart, one of the clerks of police,' obtained information in regard to some Dutchmen residing in Forty-first-street, who were constantly engaged in stealing dead bodies and selling them to the colleges, &c. From the information he received, it appeared that the bodies were taken to the house of the resurrec tionists, placed in the cellar, the heads cut off, and the legs to the knee joint, in order to be packed in trunks, and in this way they were taken to the college, and shipp ed on board of vessels going to other cities. There were a number of dogs kept around the house, and they had become so used to eating human flesh that they were "per fectly ravenous, and it was dangerous for man or woman to go near them. On Fri day night about 8 o'clock, some of the offi cers attached to the Twelfth Ward police noticed a wagon passing along thefhird avenue, brought the horse to a stanrl. o ---7 ft attempted to arrest the three men that had it charge, but one of them succeeded in making his escape ; the othertwo, with the horse and , wajron. were arrptl nI taken to the station house, where the w a- (run tvne nvn minoil n .1 fn . . -1 j. i " --- auu iuuiju 10 contain no less than six dead bodies, most of them males, and one a hoy, 12 or 14 years old. N. Y. True Sun. Piuacv or Mutiny. Captain Crowell, of the British barque Reliance, at this port, from Liverpool, reports that on the 16th November, in latitude 45 46, longi tude 9 50r he fell in with the British bar que Lady Kenneway, of London, suppos ed from Bombay, bound to London, aban doned, with 5 feet water in her hold. Her cargo consisted of sugar, cotton, silks and glass j her stern considerably opened, rudder and boats gone, and things in the cabin looked very much confused. There was a large number of muskets, swords and cutlasses strewn about the decks and cabin. Captain C. took some of her car go, consisting of silks and shawls, that he found iu her cabin. He judges, from the circumstance of findinsr three hosrs d pail. which, from their fresh appearance, could not have been killed more than two or three days,, that she had not been aha n. duiied long. Her rigging and sails appear ed in goou oruer, and there was plenty of provisions and water on board.. Skvere uut Just. The New York Tribune mentions an incident which occurr ed in the Circuit Court of that city on Wed nesday, iu w hich a man summoned as a juror was severely reproved by the Court for making frivolous objections or excuses in reference to performing jury dutv. Judge Hiram Gray presided, and the juror having exhausted almost every subterfuge the Judge called him up in open Court and thus addressed him : ' You have several times yesterday and to-day asked the Court to excuse you from serviugon the jury, and have often render ed a different excuse. I have finally con cluded to comply with your request but not on any of the jr rounds you have stated. You first said you were sick, which 1 was satisfied was untrue. You next said you were considerably deaf, but you heard my first whisper which appeared to favor your application, and I knew that that excuse luwi. jit me iit-ii application you said your wife was sick ; of that 1 cannot consent to inquire here. Now, I shall ex cuse you from any further attendance linr.. jiot on any grounds assigned by you, but ior Teutons oi my own. j man who will so dishonor hims. lf, and violate all the obligations he owes to society, is unfit to be entrusted with the decision of disputed rights between his fellow-citizens ; and 1 dismiss you as utterly unworthy of a seat with your fellow-jurors." The iuror attemoted to tiffin fin t im Judge pereintorily ordered him to leave the Court. The War Office has receive! !, K officers who have recently arrived from f-i various trophies ot the war. Among them, are two small beautiful brass wall pieces of ordnance, sent hv n,.. .cott, and brought to this city by Col. An- The most curious of these trophies is the black flag of the gueiilleros. The mater ial is bombazette. The ornaments and letters in the centre, upon the red ground, are worked with green silk upon black cloth pieces, except the squares, which are worked with white. But, the most remarkable is a small pennant on the top, made of clack, 21 inches by II with var ious military ornaments. On the top and bottom are a death's head and cross-bones. In the centre, these ominous words: Ao dot cuariel" (live no Quarter. This staff' and flag was taken at La Alira Flores, on the l.th "August, 184r, from the guerillas who attacked Lieut Ham mond's party. Union. The Philadelphia papers contain ac counts of quite a serious occurrence at Raymond & Waring's menagerie on Wed nesday afternoon. The immense elephant Columbus turned on one of his keepers Mr Wm. Kell and threw him up several times, breaking both of his legs, and other wise injuring him. He then became un manageable, and broke several of the caes with hyenas, wolves, &c in them, and continued to break things generally for more than an hour, when he was captured by the aid of a rope cable, which was twined around his legs, and by the goading .with pitchforks and spears in the hands of the keepers. A cannon was brought to the menagerie and loaded, with the intention of killing him if he had attempted to break open the cages containing the lions and. tigers Correspondence of the Washington Union. ' The Hon. Timothy Pitkin, of Connecti cut, died recently at the age of nearly 80. He was a member of the House of Re presentatives from the year 1S05 to 1819, inclusive. He is known, also, as the author of a work on the Statistics of the United States.