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TJH1JB NORTH CAffSOJL JULIAN
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.

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