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1 II In advance, per year,$2 00, tfotpaidin advance, 2 50. until six 1 xut r . , - J ed, Mnt Daid till the year has expired, 350 No subscription received!! for a leS9 time than a year,' unless the price be paid in! advance. 300 flf Ik m ir r- I 1- CHARACTER IS AS IMPORTANT TO STATES AS IT IS TO INDIVIDUALS AND THE GLORY OF THE STATE IS THE COMMON PROPERTY OF ITS CITIZENS. 57 THRJfl S OJF AD VEIlTISmC J Onesquareof twenty-ene lines or less, for one inser tion, 60 cents ; every sub -. sequent insertion, SO cents except it remain in for sev- Peral months, when itil be charged $3 for Wo vnonths, 4 for three, &.c SI0 for twelve months. BIT TOM. H FAYETTEVILLE, N. C, JUNE 8, 1850. RECTIFIED KYE WHISKEY. W ! received and will keep constantly on hand, a prrr PURE RYE WiWeY. from the Dis FiUery of Dr. Franci Williams, of Davie county We sell Ata Hquor m we receive it. pure and unmixed. Hotel ,ni Br keeper may depend on getting the pure article ftl our rohoue & T WADDILL March 30, 1S50. 579-tf . iiL 1 .4 AT U4- !": Vt Hie luncsi iTiairvct jl i ices, 40 Hhds. New Crop Molasses, 1200 sacks Salt, 5000 bushels Alum Salt, 9000 lbs. Cotton Yarn, Osnaburgs and brown Sheetings. With a general slock of articles in the (Jrocery line. JNO. D. WILLIAMS. rayctteville. Feb. 23. 1850. SPRING GOODS. 18 50. JAMEKYLE Has just received a large general assortment of Among which are, Superior embroidered and printed Lawns, Ginghams and Calicoes, Brocade and figured Silks, Plain and striped ditto, Swiss and Jaconet Muslins, Pl.un and striped Muslin?, Thread and Bobinet Lace and Edgings, Lace Caps, some very superior, Superfine black and other Cloths, Ditto Cassimeres, Merino ditto, French Cashmere Yestins, Irish Linens, Lawns, and Diapers, Silk and Cottcn Handkerchiefs, Linen Cambric ditto, J)rab-de-ia, French and English , t : r ...l i ; , A:ker Bolting No. 1 fo lO, With m.iny other article-, all of which being purchased for Cash by the P.jckae, will be offer ed bv wholesale orietail at very low prices. March 30, 1850. fit "i J 'V ymr- ( A. iL- 3HEcEBTH.N Still continues to carry on the CARRIAGE BUSINESS in ail its brandies, at the OLD STAND. He re turns thanks for the liberal patronage he has heretofore received, afid hopes, by a strict atten tion to business and a desire to give entire satis faction, to merit a continuance of the same. He has on hand a very fine assortment of Carriages, Barouches, Bcsggiss, Hockaways, AM SULKIES, finished, and a very large assortment of work partly finished, which, for elegance of shape and fi ush, will compare with any other work. Persons wishing to buy, would do well to call and examine the work, as he is determined to sell low for cash, or notes on short time. ft- All work warranted fu- twelve months, and repaired free of charge, should it fail by bad workmanship or mateiial. (Cr Repairing faithfully executed at short no tice, on very reasonable terms. January 10, 18-30. Cheap as possible ! w;9m The Subscribers having associated themselves together, would respectfully inform their friends and the public generally, that they carry on the Saddle and Ilarncss-m'tkiiisr BUSINESS on Person street, at Owen Houston's old stand, where they would be glad to receive a share of public patronage. They keep constantly on hand Saddles, Harness, Bridles, Martingales, Whips, &.c., made of good materials and by good workmen. Persons wishing anything in their line will please examine their articles before pur chasing elsewhere. Prices moderate. (Kf? REPAIRING neatly executed and at short notice. O. HOUSTON, W. OVERVY. Aug. 11, 1849. ly. DENTISTRY. S. S. GILCHRIST, Dental Surgeon, respectfully informs the citizens of Fayetteville aud vicin ity, that he has taken an office in the Fayetteville Hotel, where he is prepared to perform all operations in his pro fession, and would he pleased to wait on all who may favor him with a call. All work warranted. October 27 , 1S-19. 557-tf SECOND STOCK. IHave received my second stock of Summer Hats, and am prepared to sell on the most reasonable terms, at wholesale or retail, Boy's and Men's Panama, Fashionable Brown, Leghorn, do Silk, Tuscan, do Moleskin, Palm Leaf, Broad brim, Beaver, &c. &c. With a large assortment of my own manufac ture, of Beaver, Coon, and Wool Hats. DAVID GEE. May 25, 1850. STEAMER FAWN, Will play regularly between Wilmington and r ayetteville. leaving v;i mi .. i i. - r- ' ..iijiiituu db ' K VlUt. lv every Monday morning, touching at Elizabeth- m i 1 9 en route. Returning, will leave Fayetteville at 6 o'clock every Wednes day morning for Wilmington, stopping at any of the landings for passengers or freight. DAVID SCOTT, Master. t or freight or passage, apply on board. May 11. 5S6-tf MRS. E. WALTON Is now receiving a new supply of Spring and Summer Of the latest style, And begs leave to inform her friends and the public generally, that she still continues her business at her new stand ((he toAite building) on Green street, where she keeps a large and splendid assortment of Straw, Hungarian Sc chip HHg &J&mzTj?rEl EC' , of various kinds, too numerous to mention; Misses' Albions and French Lace; childrens' Jenny Linds and Pearls; a new supply of Ribbons, Flowers, Silks, and Laces; French embroidered mualin Capes arid Collars; lace Capes and mourn ing Collars ; Kid and Silk Gloves; Muslin Edg ing and Insertion ; black and white lace Veils; dress trimmings of various kinds. fJC- Bonnets of all kinds cleaned and altered to suit the present style. Gentlemens' Hats cleaned and pressed. Orders from the country promptly attended to. Fayetteville, April 13, ISoO. 3m N. Y. BRANClTsTORE". FashionableHcady-tnadcCIothing AND DRY GOODS, AT NEW YORK PRICES IMPORTANT TO ECONOMISTS. WOT TV C- PO fr0ln Xew york city, re tvji V VV., gp.-etfuliy call the attention of the citizens f Fayetteville and vicinity to their entire ly m-w and fashionable assortravnt of superior ready-made Clothing, shirts, collars, bosoms, cravats, under-shirts, drawers, &c ic. along with a small but well selected as sortment of faucy and staple Dry tioods. boots, chocs, hats nud Caps. The ready-made Clothing will he found equal to the best clothiHg made in the best shops in the. Union, and at a great reduction from the cheapest. As this is a branch from one of the largest wholesale Clothing Stores in the Union, the undersigned is privileged to sell a single gar ment at the wholesale price one trial will convince you of the fact. Come. see. and be assured that you can save 25 per cent, in buying our Clothing. Southeast corner -iarket Square, in the store recently occupied by Samsou Sc Worms. May 11. ISaO. lm. To Colonels of Regiments. Ky the act of Legislature of 1S43. it was made the duty f Colonels to give exempts under that act. a certilicate of exemption. We have supplied several regiments with blank certificates, and will keep a supjily on hand at the Carolinian Cilice. 7o cents per quire. jYEIV SPJiljYG fe SUMMEll 1 O O 13 S . TIIK Subscriber is now receiving his Spring Stock of Ootids, selected in Philadelphia and New ork .Markets consisting of a well selected assortment of Staple and Fancy Of the latest styles and patterns, of which the following will compose a part: Plain and figd Berages: Silk Tissues: plain and fig"d black Silks; Flowered Isilks and Oro. de Itiuedos; Linen Lustres; embroided and plain Swiss Muslins: Orenadines: F.uglish and Scotch Oinghams: plain and fig'd Taritons: Mourning goods of almost every description; plain and printed Jaconets; printed Muslins and Lawns; French. Kuglish and American Prints. Gentlemen's wear: Vestincs. Cassimcres. Cloths, fancy and plain Linens and Drills; Casbmerets and Drab-do-tes; a general assortment of Ready-made Clothing; Kid Oloves; white &col"diace & French worked Capes: standing Collars; SwissSi Jacouet Edgings & Inserting?; embroidered white and cold Lace Muslin Curtains: a large stock of Straw Ooods: artificial Flowers: hem-stiched aud embroid ered linen cambric Handkerchiefs: Cravats, black & col"d silk embroidered: plain, embroidered & col'dbor'd Canton Crape Shawls, very fine goods: llibbons; Sun Shades. Pai asols and Umbrellas: Panama. Moleskin and Leghorn Hats: drab and black medium brim Beaver Hats; all kinds of Youths and Ch"udren"s Hats; an extensive assortment of Shoes and Hoots, of the best make. Also. Hardware. Cut lery China aud Olassw are. an assortment of Family Gro ceries: Saddles, Uridles. &c I would say to purchasers, to call and examine for them selves; they shall have the worth of their money. VM. S. LATTA. 1S50. April ! TO PRINTERS'. PRINTF.RS and Publishers of Newspapers are inform ed that the Subscribers are extensively engaged in the manufacture of PRINTING INK of every color and quality, which they know to be equal to auy manufactur ed, aud which they will sell at the lowest prices for Cash : as they are determined that their Ink shall recommend itself, they only solicit one trial of it. relying upon its merits for future patronage. Their Colored Inks are warranted superior to any manufactured. A circular con taining prices will be sent to those who desire it. Orders for cash or c'ty agents accepted. (jr. Publhhers of newspapers inserting this advertise ment to the amount of 2. and sending us one paper at any time containing it. by remitting $5. will receive a M lb. keg of oxtra News Ink. T. F. ADAMS & CO. Steam Printing Ink Works Thilad. Agents for the sale of new and second-hand Printing materials. May 11, 1S50. 0S3-Cw LANDS FOR SATe7 THE undersigned invite the attention of per sons w ishing to purchase, to the following pieces of LAND : 100 acres adjoining Colin McRae, Esq., about one mile distant from Rock fish Factory. 150 acres near the Camden Road, and about equal distance from Rockfish and Beaver Creek Factories. Improvements sufficient for the ac commodation of a small family. The Land is said to be good for cultivation, and is well wa tered and heavily timbered. A small Farm about, 6ix miles West v Faye tteville, adjoining the Beaver Creek lands of Daniel Baker, Esq. The above Lands will be sold cheap, if early application be made. COOK &. TROY. May 25, 1850. 5S7-3w TOW AND FLAX LIN EX CLOTH Cotton Sheetings and Yarns. OOnfl YARDS TOW AND FLAX, riUUo country made. 1000 yards Cotton Homespun, country made, 10 bales Blount's Creek. Phoenix, Randolph, and Cedar Falls Sheetings and Little Kivcr lOesCotton Yarns, assorted. Numbers 4 to 12. For cale low by the borjeiljbj MARTI VF Hay street, above the Post Office. May 25, 1850. 587-3w VOX. ll-TCO. 589. I 33- Liberal deduction for large advertisement iiby the vear or six month. NORTH CAROLINIAN. Wm. II. Uaynei Ktlitor and Proprietor. FAYETTEVILLE, X. C. JUNE 8, 1850. A WHIG'S OPINION OF THE WHIGS. The Washington city correspondent of the Wilmington Commercial says some good things occasionally. In his letter dated the 2Sth of May, we find the following: All is quiet yet the Congressional quarrels by no means violent. Nothing of iaiportance consummated in either house since my last. The Republic is decided ly opposed to the Compromise and lectures Henry Clay ! Viis is iVhiggery i I have told you before, that tiie whig party had no common sense, no tact anil that they cannot and never will maintain power, even for four years. The demo crats manage infinitely better, and will always have control of this Government three fourths of the time ; so long a3 the great political parties are divided as they now are, into Whigs and Democrats. This is not the only time. He has upon sev eral occasions expressed himself very plainly in rebuke, sarcasm, and criticism, of the mismanage ment the errors and the apparent knavery of the w hig administration at Washington. lie has asserted and repeated the following charge against the administration, which is certainly a very serious one : Governor Seward, beyond a doubt, now controls the Cabinet, and the Corporals guard have opened their smart active pla toon fire upon Henry Clay. Daniel Web ster, and the fathers of the whig party generally. AVe have before seen it stated in democratic papers, and by Washington letter writers, that Mr Seward ruled the President and his Cabinet more than any whig ; but so loth were we to be lieve the discreditable statement, that we thought it might be only political prejudice that suggested the idea. But we will doubt it no longer; and we call the attention of southern whigs to the fact; for it is disreputable in the highest degree ; and no party or administration should be countenanced who mi.kes Ml Seward the chief of its counsellors. The character which this whig gives his bro ther whigs, shows that lie has studied them well. They have "no common sense and no tact," he says. This is by no means a new charge. The democrats have charged it upon them long ago. It is a charge so wholesale and universal, that it will cover all others. For a party that lacks common sense, may well be supposed to lack virtue as well as understanding. " A want of decency is a want of sense;" and the way in which the whig party treated Gen. Jackson from 1S21 to 1S30, showed that they had neither de cency nor sense. Well inav this whig correspondent conclude that " the democrats wi 1 always have control of this Government three fourths of the time! THE POWERS OF THE PRESIDENT. The Cuba expedition and the course of the President has given rise to a discussion of the powers of the President in regard to arrest. Mr Webster contends that the President has the power to arrest in the case of the Cuban boys. Others say he has not. It has of late years been so customary for the Yankees to take a hand in every quarrel that was going on, that we think the question ought to have been closed before this, and put beyond debate, whether he has such power or not. It is arsued on one side that the constitution de dares that " no person shall be deprived of life, liberty or property, without-due process of law;" and guarantees " the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and ef fects, against unreasonable searches and seiz ures"; and expressly declares that " no warrant shall issue but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation," &.c. &c. That this bein the constitution, neither the law of ISIS, nor any other law, can be above it. There fore, that the power to arrest is obviously a ju dicial power, and not an executive power. The Union quotes the opinion of Attorney General Wirt, giving the opinion that the Presi dent cannot arrest either by proclamation or in structions to marshalls. On the other side, it is argued that the act of ISIS makes it incumbent upon the President to employ the army and navy to prevent any per son in the United States from organizing any force against a friendly nation, and directs him to arrest such person for trial by the laws f their country. And Mr Webster contends that t makes no difference where they are ar rested ; ifthey ai detected in the unlawful act, under American colors, even if on the high seas, he is bound to arrest them. It is further contended that the faith of trea ties makes it necessary for the President to keep the peace of the country. We believe we should decide according to the constitution ; and all laws in conflict therewith should be abolished. Telegraphed for the Charleston Courier. Washington May SO. The nomination of Mr Letcher, as Min siter to Mexico, has been confirmed by the Senate- . f T u Three of the house servants ot Mr W. b. Colcock one of the Representatives in Congress from the State of South Carolina, were abstracted from his service night be fore laht, bv the "higher law party." THlliTV-FIliST COXGiiESS, FIRST SESSION. ' Tiit-RSD. -r, May 23. (The Senate proceedings of to day were given in the last edition,) In the House, the bill from the Senate to in crease the rank and file of the army, was under debate. Several amendments were offered, but no question was taken. Friday, May 2 4. (The proceedings of the Senate of to-day, were given in the last edition.) In the House the bill to increase the rank and file of the army, and to encourage enlistments, was again brought up, and discussed. An amendment offered by the committee on military affairs was agreed to. The bill v as then passed by 107 ayes to 5fJ noes. The House then adjourned. Monday, May 27. In the Senate, the bill to establish a branch mint at New York, was taken up. Mr Davis, of Mississippi moved to amend the bill by add ing sections providing for two assay offices in California, which would be instead the mint at San Francisco. The assay offices would not coin, but cast the gold into bars. " After some little discussion, without taking a vote upon any pro position, the subject was postponed till tomor row, and the great question the admission of California was taken up. Mr Mason of Vir ginia, spoke an hour or twostating his objec tions to the bill, and arguing them to con clusion.; In the House, Mr Brown, offered a resolution to dismiss the door Keeper, (Mr Horner) on ac count of his conduct in keeping his brotheron the payroll of the House, when he was also hold ing another office under government, which facts had been proven by the committee of investiga tion. (Mr IIn-,er is a whig. How distressing that a whig should be guilty of such conduct!) After some discussion, in which Mr Chandler of Philadelphia, made out Mr Horner as pure as a lamb ! the whole subject was laid on the table. The slavery question was then taken up, and Mr Bennett advocated the admission of Califor nia. When he concluded the House adjourned. Tuesday, May 23. In the Senate, ""Mr. Hunter reported from the committee on public- buildings, the opinion of that committee thaUthe capital ought to be en larged ; and recommended that that committee in the House, take the matter into con'sideration. The bill to increase the rank and file of the army, which had passed the Senate, and been a:neud'd and passed by the House, was brought back to the Senate, and referred to the com mitted on M il itary affairs. Mr Bradbury's resolution calling upon the President to give reasons for the removals f officers, was then taken up, and Mr Turney, of Tenn., made a short speech that must have made whigs sit uneasy in their seats. We will give a short extract to show the recklessness mean ness unaccountable revengefulness which must have animated the President and his cabinet, or the appointing and removing power : Well, Mr President, there are one or two other officers to whom I will allude. 1 shall not attempt to travel over the whole ground of removals in my State, fori believe that there are no ollicers, except a few very unimportant ones, who have not been subjected to the process of being reformed out. I will allude to a man by the name of McNeilly, who was postmas ter at , who was removed. I have before me a remonstrance, signed by every legal voter in the town and its vicinity, including whigs aud democrats. My letters inform me that it was gotten up by whigs and sent here by them. Mr Mc Neilly, the party to whom the remonstrance relates, was an oltl man, was in the bat tle of New Orleans, was wounded, anil is now unable to labor and support his fami ly. Everybody bears testimony to the fact that he made an excellent postmas ter, and never interfered in politics. All these facts are set forth in this petition, signed by every voter in the vicinage of the pot office. He was removed, as 1 believe, by some misunderstanding of the Post Olfice Department- 1 think the Post Office Department was imposed upon. They could not have intended the remo val of such a man, if they had a right un derstanding: of the subject. After his re- ! moval, the ladies got up a petition a thing never known probably in that region of country before the ladies of lennessee, some ninety-six in number, got up a re monstrance against his removal, and asking his reinstatement in office, setting forth the same facts stated in the petition of the voting population. I took these papers my sylf to the Post Office Department, and presented them to the PostmasterGeneral, asking him to restore the old man to his office. 1 asked him whether there could be any use in my filing the papers? I was informed that no action would be taken upon the case. Whether the Post master General had been imposed upon originally or not, he had then the facts be fore him, through the medium of both whigs and democrats, as well as ladies ; and 1 assert, sir, that it must be an extra ordinary circumstance which calls out the ladies of that part in apolitical measure of any sort. They take no purt whatever in the general politics of the country at all ; but when a ; case of extreme wrong and hardship occurred in their own village, which they saw and felt an old soldier, unable to support himself and his family, turned out of office against the wishes of all his neighbors, and likely to be sent to the poor-house they raised their voices it but their and remonstrated against voicesould not be heard. I would like to know. Mr PreiK-nt, it th is inau has been removed for cause, what the cause was. What charge Was-ever made against Mr.Me??ieUy ? Whet charge was he ever obnoxious to ? I deny that any charged either oWfterfering iii politics or of any tnher'sort? can be made artd suv tained against him. And, sir,, who wasp pointed in his place? A man who, I beliee, made his all in tfie "elections of the year 1843, by which he was enabled fo establish a democratic newspaper in Dresden. Not receiving the patronage, aud support of the democratic, party, he changed his prospectus and established a wliig paper. Not being more successful in th'at, he con verted it into a neutral paper ; and this again was finally-shaped into a whig paper. Well, sir, I think that lie might be regard as a politician and interfere! in elections. He is holding the office now I do not say by way of rewarding him for the part he took in the late presidential election. I charge no such thing; but he who was first a democrat, anil is now a whig, holds, the office now, and that, too, against the will and the wish of the whole community, both whigs and democrats. Well, Mr President, there, is also anoth er removal which" has been made of a gentleman by the name of Graham a man who has held his office for thirty years under the various administrations that have been in power during that period, aud it had never before been discovered that he was guilty .of any impropriety, or that he so far interfered with the elections as to require his removal from office. 1 had occasion and was permitted to examine the papers containing the charges made against this man, and I there found that the charge was t hat the gentleman was a democrat, that he was a man of wealth, and that he interfered with the elections. I have taken some pains to inquire from others in relation to the truth of this charge, and I am told that, as regards-his inter fering with the elections, it was entirely unfounded. However that may be, 1 will not pretend to say ; but I will say this : that after holding that office for upwards of thirty years, during which no former administration ever discovered impropriety or unfaithfuloess in his conduct, it is very singular that the discovery should have been made so soon after the present ad ministration came into power. The California bill was then taken up, and ivlr Underwood of Kentucky spoken in favor of its passage. When he had concluded his speech, the questionon JVIr Davis amendment was call ed for and urged by Mr Clay, when Mr Chase, the Ohio free soiler, moved an amendment to Mr Davis' amendment, which was thd same as the Wilmot Proviso. This created a discussion, and no question was taken to-day. Wednesday. May 2C. In the Senate, the bill to establish a branch mint at New York, was taken up. Mr Badger m.de a strong speech against the measure. He said the mint at Philadelphia was competent to do all the business. It was within five hours travel of New York, the place where it is now asked to establish another. But he was in favor of a mint in California. . After much discussion, the bill was passed. It provides for a branch mint at New York, and two assay offices in Cali fornia. In the House, the bill to provide a Surveyor General for Oregon, and to grant lands to actual settlers, was under discussion during the day, but no action was taken, the House finally agreed to adjourn over to Monday to give time to make the summer arrangements in the Hall. (DISTRESSING SCENE! of f.ve men wzhi aftiz hundred Mysterious Mukdkk. On Wednes day night last, between 9 and 10 o'clock, a colored girl, belonging to S. R. Porter, Esq., of this place, between 12 and 15 years of age, was shot through the head with buck-shot, and instantly killed. A Coroner's Jury was einpanneled at an early hour yesterdaj morning, but had not agreed upon any erdict at the time of our going to press. It would seem that the girl was employed in sweeping out a room in Mr Porter's house at the time of the oc currence, and when found, immediately after the report had been heard, was lying' upon the floor quite dead. I he shot went clear through her head from side to side. A loaded gun had been standing up in the corner of the room, anil it was with this gun that the tleed must have been perpe trated. 'im in g ton Jo u mal. The declaration of Mr Benton in the Senate the other day, that he never car ried weapons," is unequivocally contra dicted by his own words used last session when he" attacked Mr Butler, of South Carolina. He then said that he "had two pistols, which he kept bright inside and bright outside, sir ; and when he fought, he fought to the funeral, sir,' Besides, Mr Benton has hail several fights during his life, and always with deadly weapons. It is well known that he carried weapons in his tour through this State last summer, and frequently carried armed bullies with him into political meetings, as he after wards boasted Missouri Courier. The purest of human beings must needs live in the world as it is; and education is dangerously iniDerfect which does not iu- J struct purity as to what it must openly I meet; what it -may purely receive, and I what it should turn from and repel. Drowning 'lion in Light or rescue. From the Siin Franciccu Journal of Cojaindrce. April 2d. The brig Arabian, Capt- Blunt, left here on the 10th of last month, on a trip of ex ploration to Trinidad bay, taking along a number of good men, provided with every thing to secure the object they were in search of namely, the location of a new trtwn in some good harbor midway between here and Columbia river. The Arabian, al ter pursuing her seat chins; along the" coast, arrived here last evening, and from Capt. Connor, a brave soldier, who dis tinguished himself at Buena Vista, Mexi co, and who was one of the party, we have obtained the following account of the me lancholy termination of their expedition i On Wednesday, March 2rth, 1850, in latitude 4 1 deg. 35 tuin. north, left the brig Arabian, Captain Blunt, in a whale boat, accompanied by Lieutenants Bachc and Browning, United States navy, John H. Peoples, esq , Messrs Johnson, Che--hire. Baker, Robertson, aud two seameni belonging to the brig, for the purpose of examining the shore, being led to suppose, by seeing a schooner near the land, that there was a river or bay in the neighbor hood, which afterwards proved to be a mistake- Lieutenant Bache was in command of the boat; and, after pulling some way along the shore, we determined to land at a point where we supposed the surf was not so bad as it unfortunately proved to be. We rode the first breaker out nobly; but the second, which was truly an up heaving of the deep, carried us forward with lightning speed for about five seconds, and the next moment our boat breached to, and upset, leaving ten of us in number struggling in the surf, about four hundred yards from shore. The fifteen minutes that 1 here struir":led for life will never be ellaced from my memory. When I first rose to the surface, I came up under the boat, which was bottom up, and I im mediately crept on it, where mf compan ions were already congregating j but nu sooner had we gained hold tlrau a huge breaker swept us all oft' to the distance of ten yards from her. Here ooe-of the sai lors sank beneath the surface, to rise no more. We immediately swam back and took our former position, but, by the next wave, were again hurled into the foaming surf, Kight times we gained the. boat, but were as often hurled into the ' bubbling waters, until, finally exhausted, and giv ing up all hope, we mutually surrender ed ourselves to the waves. I cannot des cribe the feelirrgs 1 experienced - for the' next few seconds. When giving up hope, and rolling helpless at the mercy of the waters, my feet touched the earth ; and, believing I was deep beneath the sur face, I instinctively raised myself erect, as if in the last struggle lor breath, and to my unspeakable joy I raised my head and shoulders above water. My surviv ing companion reached the shoal at the same time ; but; but, unfortunately, it proved to be a bar, distant yet nearlv two hundred yards from the main shore. " John H. Peoples was unshed ashore almost drowned, ami quite insensible ; two of the party held his head above i he water, but eventually had to let him go, in order to save themselves. There was still a hundred fett between them and the shore, and there was a hcavv sea running over them Lieu!. Browning acted with the utmost coolness, aud struck out for shore, but unfortunately never reached it. The force of the surfs prevented him from reach ing it. Lt. Bache was so much exhausted that he was unable to stand alone, aud called to me for help. I took hold of hi arm, and helped him to where the boat was aground, on a shallow part of the bar. Poor tiachc was unable to hold on to tiie boat, aud asked me if he might hold on to my shoulder. I told him yes as long as 1 could keep my head above water. Im mediately after, we were swept into deep water by a wave, and Bache dragged me under with him. When we arose to the surface, I remaiked : Bache, we will drown together; and upon the instant the dying soldier, true to the purest principles of honor, relinquished his hold, and sank beneath the wave, never to rise again. Fortunately, about this time the boat struck upon a rock a little out of water, on which two of the men got and secured the painter, so that the surf could not carry her off. I succeed in reaching the rock, after a hard struggle. Four of the party were upon it. One of the sailors was still on the bar, holding People's head above water. V c managed to haul the boat up and right her. Getting intoit, we were soon carried ashore by the surf. benumbed with cold, and half filled with salt water. We were, however, unable to assist the sailor, who still held poor Peoples- He was obliged to let him go to savelusown Ule. lie swain fur the shore. but would not have reached it, had it not been for the assistance of some Indians, who jumped into the water and helped him. Of the ten w ho left the brisj, five had found a watery grave. The unfortun ate individuals were. Lieutenants Bache and Browning, John IL Peoples, W. W. Cheshire, and one seaman. As soon as possible we leit the spot of disaster for the schooner, which proved to be the Paragon. Wc were, kindly receiv ed by thosfc on board, .and spent the night very comfortably