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From the Charleston Mercury. Jppi, having no place assigned them in the WIP mVT fTlTITXT osJlTe, connected "itself with the four.com-1-tlJJf-. WWiilV UlM LllDil. panies of the rifle battalion from that State, Jirrivul of the Isabel. , and fought with it until the Lieut. Colonel, By the arrival on the 25th of the teain- serving General Lopez, wi!',ou' ship W Capt, Rollins, .from Havana, gn'tne' we we re placed m possession of copious "re !ro,n uie -,tauc' : , . Thev details oflhe late invasion of the Island .of Pendent company to that duty. Ihej Cuba bv the forces under Gen- Lunez. ! p..:a.J .' . ' 7 "1" i a which will be found annexed. Gen. Lopez and several of his officers took passage on board the Isabel at Key West, and are now in Savannah and t fi is city. Gen. Gonzalez, one of Gen. Lopez's aids, and Col. O'llarn, of the Kentucky regiment, both wounded, but noi uangerousiy, remain at ivey ri. (lie General About sun-rise, a torch was lighted by Gen. Lopez's own hands, against one ot the doors of the Citadel, and soon the building below was in flames,. Neverthe less theSpanish Garrison continued, long after, to keep up a destructive fire from the flat and para petted roof above. It was not until it became manifest that the build Capt. Logan, ot the Kentucky r.-gimeiit, b Governor died the day after the Creole left Cardenas, i m, and his bodv was consigned to the deep We learn that despatches were received In this city by the Collector of the Port, from our Consul at Havana, stating that there were about one hundred prisoners in confinement in that city, charged with having been concerned in the invading xpedilion, who would be tried by Court j Martial, ana requesting mat an American vessel of war should at once be ordered there. An abstract of these despatches was transmitted to the State Department by telegraph. The following has been handed to us for publication by an oflicer of rank in the invading expedition : SKKTCH OF THE OPERATIONS OF THE LATE LIBERATING ARMY OF CUBA. On the 15th May, when near the Island of Muheres, oft'the coast of Yucatan, the three divisions of the expedition, num bering in all six hundred and nine men, were concentrated on the steamship Creole They consisted ot a regiment from Ken tucky, a regiment from Louisiana, a batta lion from Mississippi, and one indepen dent company from the same State. The two schooners which had belonged to the expedition were sent towards New Orleans, and the steam ship started direct for the town of Cardenas, on the Northern coast of Cuba. The commander of the expedition, Gen. Narciso Lopez, believed that that city could be surprised and taken in a few minutes, the morning cars seized ami taken, the whole of our army landed in Matanzas the same evening by the rail road. The General also thought that little resistance would be made at Cardenas ot the city, officers anu narnson, came down and surrendered. They fought with a gallantry 'unsurpassed by any troops. The authorities now surrendered the city, the killed on botli sides were remov ed, and the wounded taken care of. The troops of the expedition bivouacked in the ureal Square. General Lopez was now busy in organiz ing those who seemed likely to join them and in preparing to march towards Matan zas that evening. At two o'clock he ordered two of the remaining three companies of the Mississi ppi battalion (one being at the railroad depot to inarch to the steamship, ami place all the ammunition and stores of the expedition on the cars. In an hour the work was done, when orders came to place them back ajiain on the steamship- In another hour this also was done, and the work was just accomplished when the battle of the evening begun in the town. This was occasioned by an attack from a party of about thirty mounted lancers, and from eighty to a hundred infantry, who charged upon us with great boldness, but who were repulsed after losing considera ble of their number in killed and wounded. The Lieutenant Colonel ofthe Kentucky Regiment during the. evening had inarched his force into the town, and they with the Louisianians did their whole duty. The Lieutenant Colonel and the Major in command ofthe Mississippi Battalion at the steamship, against the positive orders of t he General-in-Chief, formed their men and quickly joined their fellow soldiers in the city The enemy had been repulsed, however, with great loss, by the time of their arrival. Gen. Lopez now ordered the whole force to re-embark on board the steamship, and the vessel stood out to sea. At three th.ttfhp larop numltpr nf paiicrrnntc tltrt r.,.. ti, iTnw.i .. . ! o'clock in the inornins she ran hard It'll HW S IIIIVVI kj m IV.O OU III IWIll IIIL 1 Liberating standard, as would the Cuban population, and perhaps the Spanish gar rison. But these expectations of this brave, honest, and patriotic veteran, were entire ly disappointed; and the expedition, in consequence, has utterly failed in accom plishing its object. At two o'clock on the night of the 1 8th, the steamer succeeded in landing within a few yards of the wharf ; and after some delay, a single plank was connected with the shore, over which the troops by single files were disembarked. The sentinel on the wharf had early discovered us, and informed the garrison and city of our approach, so that they were well prepared to give us a hostile recep tion. At least an hour was spent in the dis embarkation. By the previous order of the Commanding General, the troops were landed as follows : the Kentucky Regi ment first ; the Louisiana Regiment se cond, and the Mississippi Battalion third. They all got into action, however, within a few minutes of each other. Half the Kentucky regiment were de tached under their Lieutenant Colonel to the right ofthe town, to attack any force that might be found there, and to -prevent egress, if possible, from the place. But the latter duty was impracticable. Company (A) of the Mississippi battal ion was sent to capture and hold posses sion of the railroad cars, engineers, em ployee, &c- whom we had learned, would leave for Matanzas at six o'clock, a. m. After a sharp contest this company succeeded in taking possession ofthe Rail road cars, and in capturing twice its own number ofarmed troops, and retaining them as prisoners. The action in the city soon became gen eral. The garrison was concentrated un der the Governor in the Citadel. In the efforts of our men to storm this place, the Colonel of the Kentucky regiment was shot in the leg while gallantly fighting at the head of his men. Soon after, the Colonel ofthe Lnuisiana.troops was wound ed in the shoulder, while leading his regi ment against the same Citadel, and almost ' simultaneously the Adjutant General of the army was shot in the leg. Soon after the Colonels of these regi ments were wounded, the three divisions, respectively under their Major and Lieut. Colonels, made a combined attack upon the Citadel. While-this attack was being made, the guard of soldiers at the prison at the cor ner of the Great Square ofthe town, fired into the Mississippi battalion from the win dows. The Lieutenant Colunel command ing immediately ordered txvo of its com panies (B and C) to about face and fire into the building. The order was obeyed with such promptness and effect as to com pel its immediate abandonment. Under the orders of the Lieut. Colonel they then battered down the doors and took posses? sion of this important position. Having left a guard in this building, these companies again joined in the attack on the Citadel, and materially assisted the Louisiana and Kentucky troops, who were still engaged in storming that place, with great loss, and with unsurpassed gallantry. fn the meantime Company (DJ of the Mississippi battalion had battered down the corner house opposite the Citadel, and opposite the prison house, and with'their i-t i n a- .i rines uu ueauiy execution on me Spanish garrison. independent company fronv Mississi- aground. The weight ofthe men and of the ammunition made it clear that she would remain aground and be captured by the first Spanish man-of-war who discover ed her, unless lightened. She had no ar tillery, and a man-of-war could stand oft and batter her to pieces. In this extremity, the Commanding General ordered the ammunition to be thrown overboard. With the exception of a small number of boxes this was done, and the vessel at daylight was afloat. 1 he troops soon inquired to what place they were bound- Gen. Lopez informed them that he desired to proceed to the town of Mantua, on the Northwest coast ofthe Island, and again attempt the liberation of Cuba. Many officers expressed themselves willing to go with him, but nine-tenths of the soldiers positively refused. They assigned the weighty reasons ofthe scar city of ammunition, the absence of artillery, the scant supply of coal for the vessel, the limiteu quantity of water, and the tardiness with which the Cubans at Cardenas joined the Liberating Standard. They demanded to be taken to the near est United States port, and soon the offi cers generally concurred wit!. them in so reasonable a determination. Gen. Lopez was forced to yield to their wishes, and gave up the command of the vessel. The next day, as we were in sight of Key West, Florida, a Spanish man-of-war steamer came q-iartering down upon us. She had been hunting us from Cardenas. We led her into the port a very few moments ; but owing to the quarantine regulations of the town we could not laud. The Spaniard bore down on us, and would with her Paixhan guns have destroy ed us, had not the United States Revenue Cutter informed her that we had surren dered ourselves to the authorities at Key West, and that he (the Spaniard J must not interfere with us It is proper to state that not one article of property was molested by us at Car denas not one woman or child injured or insulted. The officers and men of the expedition paid liberally for what they ate and drank. A large jewelry store came into their possession during the fight, but a guard of soldiers was placed over it and not an article was touched. The emigrants from the United States at Cardenas were as hostile to us as the Cubans. One of them gave some of our officers a sumptuous breakfast in the morn ing, and in the evening he was killed, charging us at the head of a company of lancers. In estimating our loss, I set it down at from thirty to forty killed and wounded that of the Spaniards at one hundred kill ed and wounded. The people of the United States should remember that at dark on the evening of the nineteenth we had again repulsed and silenced the enemy in Cardenas, and had quiet possession of the place, and that by General Lopez's positive orders we aban doned it, and stood out to sea, instead ot marching into the interior of Cuba, and fighting for its liberation as most of the troops desired to do. We make the following translations from the Havana Gazette of May 22 : THE CAPTAIN GENERAL'S PROCLAMA- TION. Inhabitants of. the ever J aithful Island oj Cuba: I The Governor Captain General, and General-in-Chief of the army " of Her Ma. jesty, makes known to you that a number of depraved foreigners, without -creed, principle, country, or feeling;, for the most part the miserable outscou rings which the convulsions in Europe have of late years thrown upon the shores of America, and the same who, in the past year, sought to come to this Island from the territory of a friendly nation, where they had already begun to congregate : that in' fine, they are at this moment on our soil, for the purpose of carrying into execution their rash and iniquitous undertaking ; an un dertaking without parallel in the annals of the civilized world ; an inroad of pirates, who can have no other object than pillage and licentiousness, and the ruin and de struction of a model land of felicity. This land they openl y announce as a more fruit ful field of adventure than California, in the plunder of all kinds of property, to be shared among themselves as a reward of their high deeds, in the rending asun der of those ties, and the loosening of those bonds which constitute society in this valuable Antilla, and by which the favorite daughter of Spain, has reached her present high state of prosperity. Their intention, their eager desire, is to plunge her into the chaos of anarchy and the hor rors of a civil war ; a civil war, the fea tures and consequences of which there is no need to detail. But tranquilize yourselves : she was prepared to receive them; their fate leads them to the scaffold, their certain end ; at no smaller cost, let me assure you, can the sacred rights of nations and those of Spanish nationality be violated. Your tried fidelity, even more than the interests of your families and property, is the best security. 1 well understand the cry of indignation with which you will repel, the wicked men; but their blindness produces hallucination and, perhaps, they will not heed. I will therefore take charge of the message with the loyal and brave army under my command, while the fleet of Her Majesty will execute it along our shores, and wheresoever they may seek a hiding place. Inhabitants! I feel confident that not a single individual will deviate from the patli of duty. Repose yourselves on the vigilance of the constituted authorities, and on the arms which are entrusted to me by the Queen for your protection and the defence of her dominions. The standard of conduct of the soldier shall be a respect for the laws, and a dignified behavior worthy of an honorable inhabitant. Punishment, rigorous, un limited, bear it well in mind, will await those who could forget what the country expects of all her sons, Spaniards of either hemisphere. The horn of battle has sounded, and its effects will resound in these seas; no human consideration causing me to pause; but, mark my word, calm will soon be restored. COUNT OF ALCOY. Havana, May 19, 1850. From the Havana Gazette. May 22. Lai est JYews Inter eslin s It is eight o'clock in the evening, 2lst inst. and we have just learned the arrival in this port ot Lieutenant Colonel of Cav alry D. Florencio Ceruti, the worthy Lieutenant Governor of Cardenas. We have immediately sought to obtain infor mation of the occurrences which took place in that town ; and, although the lack of time has not allowed us to learn all the details which we and our readers anxious ly desire, still we can furnish them with authentic accounts of the disorderly and extravagant attempt of the expeditionary pirates. At 3 o'clock on the morning of 19th, favored by the darkness of the night, and when no one could have imagined their presence in those waters, the robbers effected a landing at Cardenas. So soon as this was known to the brave Lieuten ant Governor D. F. Ceruti, he placed himself at the head of the small detach ment of 17 men at his disposal, and oppos ed a truly heroic resistance, which lasted until four houses, in which they had suc cessively entrenched themselves, were burnt, when they fell into the hands ofthe enemy after having expended their last cartridge. While this was taking place, the population, including the women and children, abandoned the town, thus mani festing in an unequivocal manner the hor ror and aversion with which all were inspir ed by the presence of the foreign banditi. At half-past 6, they were charged by fifty men ofthe infantry of Leon, twenty lancers, and more than thirty peasants, mostly natives of Biscay, who under com mand ot D. Leon Fortun, military com mander of Guamacaro, arrived from the surrounding country, and put them to a shameful flight, obliging them to re-embark precipitately, leaving many dead on the field, and carrying away 'their wound ed, the so-called Colonel White, and 40 of his followers. The steamer which brought them was the Creole, and the leader of the pirates, D. Narciso Lopez. In the precipitancy oft! ieir flight, they allowed to escape at Cayo Piedra, at the outlet of the harbor, Senor Ceruti, Senor Segura, Captan in the infantry of Leon, and a sub-Lieutenant ofthe same corps, who had been made prisoners. Our attention has been called more par ticularly to this circumstance: that the soldiers ofthe garrison, whom the invaders had setat liberty, subsequentl yturned their arms against them, and gave undoubted proof, that even so great a boon, as being the gift of pirates, was odious to them." The Editor of the Gaceta farther states that the steamer Pizarro, which went in pursuit, captured two vessels with a hun dred prisonersfincluding fourteen inferior officers, and the correspondence of the in vading CanaHie." He leads us to be lieve that Havana is all enthusiasm and shining bayonets. Martial law has been proclaimed. The coast is strictly blockaded, and the most stringent measures adopted. . Correspondence of the Mercury. Havana, May 22. Dear Sirs: The Cuban revolution has began and ended.- On the morning of the 19th instant, about 3 a m. the Steamer Creole ran into Cardenas bay, and Narci so Lopez landed with 500 "men. ' He took possession of the town with little opposition, and issued a revolutionary proclamation. The Governor, with a few troops, entrench ed themselves in his house, to which the invaders set fire and he then surrendered. During the day the invaders held undistur bed possession no property was destroy ed or taken away. The men paid for all they took- About evening they began to re-embark, and when most of the troops had got on board the steamer, a party of lancers arrived and attacked them. Sev eral were killed on each side, and at 8, p m, the steamer sailed, leaving five or six drunken men on shore. Lopez took with htm the Governor and two officers, who he afterward put on board a schooner outside the harbor, on condition that the lives of the men left behind, should be spared. Col. White was w ounded in the shoulder. The Governor saj s they were gentlemen, and he could not have been better treated. We subjoin an extract from a letter we have just received from Cardenas. You will observe the invading expedition found no sympathy on the part of the inhabitants, and it is said that even the convicts, whom they liberated from prison on arrival, re fused to join them. Cardenas, May 20, 1850. Don Narciso Lopez, accompanied by about 500 men, landed at this place from a steamer between 2 and 3 o'clock on the morning of the 19ih, and after a short struggle with the few troops here, took po ssession of the town. They beseiged the house of the Governor, and there met a good resistance, he only surrendered when they set fire to his house; he was conse quently forced either to give up or be burnt to death, the invaders kept possession of the town until yesterday evening. They left about 8 o'clock, carrying with them our Governor and one or two officers, be sides the money they robbed from the pub lic treasury. They had a second action with the troops before leaving, and several were killed on both sides. This unfortunate occcurrence has caus ed a momentary check to business We have not received any letters from Havana for the past two days, because as soon as the band arrived they took posession ofthe Railroad cars and engine, and it is said sent men up the country to tear up the rails- The invaders did not molest the persons of the inhabitants, although nearly every one took refuge on board ofthe ves sels in the harbor. We trust that by to morrow entire tranquility will be restored, I and the business of the town go on as usual. We open our letter to advise the safe re turn of our Governor, with the two officers, captured by Lopez. Near Cayo Piedra they fell in witii a fishing smack, ami, it is said, that Lopez agreed to put them on board, on condition that the Governor would use his influence to save the lives of those left behind. Five of Lopez's gang are now in stocks. Key West, May 22. An extraord inary excitement was pro duced here yesterday by the arrival of the American steamer Creole," of New Or leans, with some 5 or 600 armed men on board. At the same time was seen aSpanish war-steamer in close pursuit of her, which entered our harbor and anchored near the Creole. The latter immediately dropped alongside the wharf, and in a few moments every man was on shore, when we learned that the Creole with about 630 men entered the port of Cardenas, ('Cuba,) on the morn ing ofthe 19th inst. and the same day the town was surrounded and held by the invaders for 15 hours; when the victors retreated in their steamer, taking with them some 50 prisoners which are now here. They had the Commandant and several military officers, which were re- leased on their pledge to liberate and pro tect the lew men they had left on shore. The war-steamer had no action here, but left this evening tor Havana probably. There are many interesting incidents con nected with the expedition from the Uni ted States, .but I must for the present refer you to more particular accounts which will, I presume, appear in your paper. The 'Creole'' is seized by the United States, and the party which landed from her are dispersing as fast as possible, ex ceptseveral badly wounded, who will have to remain. The Creole's party say that they lost in killed and missing 35 to 40, and the Spanish lost in killed 100 men. The officers and men are on shore, in a very destitute condition, and no immedi ate prospect of getting away. What the result will be, 1 cannot say; we are entire ly at their merey; and they may at any mo ment levy contributions, or commit great er excesses. Seven slaves were brought here in the Creole, who were, on the application of the Spanish Consul, promptly turned over to him, and placed on board the steamer Pi zarro, to be returned to their owners in Cuba. One of the Government steamers of war arrived at Havana yesterday, having cap tured a bark and a brig belonging to the expedition, and about 170 men. Halifax Co. At a Whig Convention held at Halifax, on Monday last, Richard H. Smith was nominated a candidate for the Senate, and Dr. Henry Joyner and James D. Perkins for the House of Commons. . - -.- For thefmdlln.'"-: " DEMOCRATIC MEETING IN ROBESON. According to previous notice, a large and respectable portion of the Democratic party assembled in the Court House at Lumberton on Monday the 27th iust. On motion, T. A. Nor ment, Esq. was called to the chair and John A. Davis appointed Secretary. W. McNeill, jr, introduced and read the follow ing preamble and resolutions, which were una nimously adopted : Whereas, the citizens of Robeson County will in a very short time be called on to say at the ballot box who shall represent them in the House of Commons at the next general Assem bly of North Carolina; and whereas we a por tion of the Democratic party in meeting assem ble, are anxiously desirous of maintaining our fimo hnnnm! maioritv in this county, and larse- j ly to increase the same if possible ; and whereas we believe the same may De uone oy unnea ana harmonious action ; and in order more effectual ly to accomplish the same, be it therefore Resolved, That in the coining contest, we will earnestly advocate our cherished principles for which we have so long contended, and that we will support no man who will not zealously maintain the same. Resolved, That the chairman of this meeting appoint a committee of ten, to be selected from the various portions of the county, to select and report to this meeting two able and faithful Democrats as candidates to represent this coun ty in the House of Commons at the next general Assembly of North Carolina. Resolved, That we approve ofthe holding of a State Democratic Convention in the City of Raleigh on the 13th of June next to nominate a Democratic candidate for the Gubernatorial office of the State. Resolved, That we will not presume ta dic tate to the said convention, but would suggest the name of Jas. C. Dobbin of Fayetteville, as our first choice; but that we will cheerfully support any good Democrat, the Convention may in its isdom select. Resolved, That the chair appoint ten delegates to the said Convention. In compliance with the 2d resolution, the chair appointed the following gentlemen to com pose the committee, viz: Maj A Watson, E Davis, S Seallv, sr., Capt A M Currie, A 11 l'ulmre, W McNeill, R S M C Smith, E Cailile, W Glov er, and H Bullock. W McNeill, Jr, having been called upon, en tertained the meeting during the absenceofthe committee, with a few remarks upon the suc cess and triumphs of the great and leading prin ciples of the Democratic party. After which, the committee reported through their chairman, Maj Watson, the names of Wil liam McNeill, Jr, and Neill McNeill, Esq., which was unanimously concurred in by the meeting. The following resolutions were proposed by the chairman, and adopted by acclamation. Resolved, That we see with sorrow and regret that the Congress of the United States has not. yet been able to settle the great and important question now agitating the whole country. Resolved, That the thanks of this meeting ar due to Senators Cass, Webster, Foote, Clay Sturgeon, Dickinson, and all other Senators and Representatives in Congress who are dis posed to do justice to the South ; and we would say to tliern, may God speed your efforts. Go on and cease not, until that dangerous question is finally settled according to the true principles ot the constitution. Resolved, That thi glorious Union, establish ed by the blood of our patriotic fathers, may stand firm and unimpaired while time shall last; and may the names of all those who did assist in settling this great question, be loved and rev erenced by generations yet unborn, while those who are laboring to prevent a settlement will be detested anJ scouted forever. In accordance with the last of the first series of Resolutions , the chair appointed the follow ing gentlemen: W McNeill, Jr, A Watson, Col N, Regan, J W Powell, W Glover, Dr A K McDonald, M T Scaly, Dr. M Shaw, Daniel Smith, and A H Ful snore. On motion, the same committee were reques ted to meet at Laurel Hill, in Richmond count-, on Saturday the Sth of June, to confer with dele gates from the Democratic party of Richmond for the purpose of nominating a Democratic candidate to represent this Senatorial District in the Senate of the next general assemble of the State. On motion, the Secretary was requested to send a copy of these proceedings to the Editor of the North Carolinian, with a request that they be published. On motion, the meeting adjourned. T. A. NORMENT, Ch'n. J. A. Davis. Sec'y. Correspondence of the Mobile Tribuue. THE DUEL.. Bay St. Louis, Miss. May 13. The agony is over. The duel between Dr Kennedy and Judge Walker, editor of the Delta, came oft here this morning at 10 o'clock without any fatal results. Dr. Kennedy is said to be a contributor to the True Delta, and was, I learn, charged by Judge Walker, with being the author of a scathing leader in that paper a few days ago on the subject of the recent singular correspondence between Walker and Col. Menton, which has gone the rounds of the press. Kennedy, I understand, was called on by some of Walker's friends a lew days after the publication of the article ! above alluded to, to either deny its author- ! ship or hold himself amenable to the laws of the duello. Pending Kennedy's reply, Mr Maginnis, junior editor of the True Delta, sent Judge Walker a note assuming all responsibility for what appeared in the columns of the paper, and at the same time expressed his willingness to give Judge Walker any satisfaction he might think proper to demand, and in a subse quent note sent a direct challenge to Walker. The fight with Kennedy being insisted on by Walker's friends, the chaL lenge ofthe latter was accepted by Kenne dy, and the preliminaries of the duel which came oft' here this morning were a Landed in the city on Saturday last. After the first fire, neither party being hit, the friends of Judge Walker expressed them selves satisfied, and the patties left the ground withwut explanation or reconcilia tion. From all I can learn here, -the unsatis factory affair of to-day is but the beginning of the end. The challenge from Maginnis to Walker remains unsettled, and we may look out for duel No. 2 in a few days. A True Philosopher. A Washing ton letter in the Charleston News says: There is a man at work as a daj labor er on one of the public buildings of this city, who came here expecting to receive a &1400 clerkship. Finding the promises of his political friends worthless, and hav ing spent the whole of his money, like 9 true philosopher, instead d sitting down and bewailing his hard fate, he took the first job he could get. Such a man never need fear the frowns of fortune. , herTKarb;rou6h contain, tbe proceed, ings of the lading of the corner stone ofthe monument to Gen. LoUi9 D. Wl!.on, in Tarboro nn the 23d Mav T, . ,wro "asa Iar&e cession. The Maonic fraternity conducted ibe ceremonie, The Grandmaster, Wm. F. Co,!,,; eulogy. The folio, ng article, were depos.ted in the corner stone : 1 Holy Bible; Constitution and Bve- iaws 01 i-micoru linage ; Proceeding of the last Grand Lodge of North Caro lina ; Copy of Col. Wilson's Will ; List of subscribers to the Wilson Monument Copy of the Eulogy on Col. Wilson, de livered by Win. F. Dancy, Esq ; Single copies of various newspapers of North Carolina. Wm. F. Dancy, Esq., then delivered at the Court House, an eulogium upon the life and character of Genl. Wilson, which closed the proceedings of the day. Telegraphed for the Charleston Courier. Baltimore, Mayr. The steam Ship Crescent City, from Chagres, brings later advices from Califor nia. A large fire also occurred in that city, destroyingipropertv estimated to be worth 64,000 dollars. John H. Peeples, Editor of the first American paper published in Mexico du ringjthe war, Lieuts. Bache and Browning, and two others, were drowned recently, while on an expedition to Trinidad Bav. Col. Jack Hays has been elected Sheriff of San Francisco county. A Quarantine Law has been passed by the Legislature of California, which has been pronounced infamous, ami if enforced, will crush the commercial prosperity of Sail Francisco City. Lumber and Provisions are very low in California. Framed houses brought out in vessels, will sell for barely sufficient to pay the freight. All descriptions of property declining. Later from Hayli. Advices from llayti contradict the report that Wilson, the LJ..S. Commercial Agent at that place had been imprisoned and murdered. Coffee was scarce at Hayti, and Provisions in fair demand. Mobile Advertiser of says: On Wednesday A Duel The the 11th inst. last, a couple of gentlemen of this city settled a personal difficulty by a resort to the so-called code of honor pistols. They visited Mississippi to arrange preliminaries, and on the second shot one of the parties fell with a ball i n his knee. He was brought to the city, and we are informed will probably be a cripple for life, or com pelled to havehis leg amputated. A young man whose actions are all re gulated by honor, and whose only aim is perfection in every thing, is beloved and courted by every body. The signs in the Senate are more cheer ing. We are assured by several intelli gent gentlemen, that the adjustment pro posed by the Committee of Thirteen will pass the Senate with some modifications, and that the signs arc decidedly better in the House. This improvement in theseu timent oflhe two Houses is attributed to the proposed modifications, which are re reconciling members to the system. It U only owing to the fact that the voice ofthe people is coming up in favor of it, and to the obvious alternates, that if this system be not adopted, the President's feeble, temporizing, and michieoajs policy will prevail, and Utah and New Mexico will come in as States before they are entitled to that distinction., and California - be ad mitted at once, withoutany equivalent in the organization of the Territories. If 'ash-ingfo-t Union, May 25. Thk Nkw York Franklin Expkdi tion. The Advance and Rescue, the vessels composing this expedition, having been thoroughly equipped, are now trans ferred to the Navy Department, and their officers have been appointed as lollops : Ofthe Advance, Lieut. Do Haven, com manding ; Win. H. Murdaugh, passed midshipman ; V S Lovell, midshiputan, IS K- K.iiiie, passeil assistant surgeon, is ex pected to join the expedition soon. The following are (lie officers of the Rescue: S P Grilhn. passed midshipman, com manding ; R R Carter, passed midship man; Henry Brooks, boatswain, detached from the North Carolina. One of the vessels will have a crew of fifteen men ; the other, thirteen. A large number have volunteered for the service, but onlv a small proportion of them were .considered suitable. Roth vessels are receiving their stores at the Brooklyn navy yard, and will probably be fully equipped, both in provisions and men, in a few da vs. EoGKcoMnK Agricultural Sociktv. We are gratified to perceive that a num ber of the Edgecombe farmers have formed an Agricultural Society, with the view of advancing the cause of Agriculture, the most useful and ennobling of all pursuits. The officers of this Seciety are as follows: William Thigpen. President; William F. Dancy and Ralph E. McNair, Vice Presi dents; John L. Bridget's, Secretary, and William F. Lewis, Treasurer The following are the names of the mem bers of the Society, as published in the Tarborough Press: L. L. Dancy, Jesse H inell, David Cobb, Josiah D. Jenkins, David W. Bullock, Jno. F. Speight, Francis M. Parker, William J. Sfaton, B. R. Bridgers, F. D. Little, Josiah Law rence, James J. Phillips, Robert D Wim berley, Lemon S. Dunn, David Barlow, Win. Long, John II. Daniel, Thos. Nor fleet, James Thigpen, William S. Battle, Joshua H. Home. WISTAR S BALSAM OF WILD CHERRY. The Great Remedy for Consumption, and tbe beat mrcli cine known to man for Antlnna of every tage. Lirer Com plaints, Bronchitis Influenza. Coughs, Cold. Bleeding of the Lnngs. Shortness of Breath. Fains and Weakness in the Side. Breast, tec., and all ether diaeamrs of the Pulmon ary Organs. Beware of Imposition. The greater the ralue of any discovery, tbe higher it is held in the estit-m of the public, and so much in propor tion is that pUic liable to be imposed upon by tbe spur ious imitations of ignorant, designing and dishonest men. who. like tbe drone is the hiTe, have neither the ability nor inclination to provide for themselves, but thrive and luxuriate upon the earnings of tbe deserving. Now that this preparation is well known to be a more certain cure for incipient Consumption. Asthma, Liver Complaint, cottgba, Bronchitis, and all similar affection, than any other remedy ever kmnrn, there will be. and now arc found those so Tillanousiy wicked as to connect a spurious, and perhaps a poisonous, mixture, and try to palm it off as tbe genuine Balxam. This is to caution dealers and the public generally against purchasing aey other than that having the Writ ten Signature of I. BUTTS on tbe wrapper, Tbe rest merely imitate the name of the original, while they pos sess none of its virtues. : Originally prepared by Williams It Co.. Philadelphia, now prepared and sold, wholesale and retail, only by Seth. Jole, Boston, Mass.. to whom all orders should be addressed, and for sale by bis agent throughout the country., "-vV For sale by S.J. Hinsdatfe4teville ; by Dr. A. C. Evans Si Brot ;WiJmington ; by William Haywood fcCo; JttUlghi by Dr. A. Malloy, Cheravv; and Agenti every where.