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nJini nv ikd brik rail nutn. At a meeting of the Erie Boat J of Trade, rielt Monday, August ?th.ain rmriiiaafe of a spe ''il call by the President thereof j on motion of C ore Si'lilen, the following resolution was un ummously allotted : t -' 1 fliaolveJ, That tn the opinion of tLit Board it i now expedient ami will bt serviceble to the interests of the State, to publish the correspon nVnce'We have to long withheld, between thia Board and the Hon Charlks Gibbonr, of Phila .l- lphiii, and that the laid lettere be published in nil the papers of thia city, and that the President and the Secretary be and they are hereby instrnc td to take suitable measures to have the same republished in the papers of Philadelphia city GILES SAN FORD, Prost. Bd. Juvim Cmp, Secretary. Erie, Pa March 17, IS 10 It in. CiiARt.cs CiBCONt: Dear Sir Having observeJ that your action n the Senate on the bill granting the Right of Uy to the Baltimore and Ohio rail road compa ny to the City of Pittsburg, baa exposed you to much obloquy and bitterness of feeling on the p..rt of those whom you immediately represent, and having read your able, lucid and unanswer able speech, in which yno set forth the reasons for that action and point out so clearly the in terests of Philadelphia as identified with the po licy you advocate, we feel constrained to make known to you our warm approval of your course an, I of the comprehensive and liberal plans which von have developed for the future internal im provements of Pennsylvania. Those plana must sooner or later unite the intelligence and enter prise of the whole states, not only in their sup port hut also in their actual extension. We can not withhold from you the testimony of our high respect for the intelligence, that in the midst of a misguided enthusiasm for other projects, has been able to see and seize upon that, which will s-mre the interests and prosperity of every sec tion of the state. Please therefore accept this expression of sympathy and regard from a por-ijo-n of your constituents in north-western Pennsylvania, as a token of that respect which saaaeity a"nd integrity always thoulJ, and, (thank God and our countrymen,) always will, sooner or Liter, command. . We are happy in knowing that at least one leading mind and public man tn Philadelphia has a just appreciation of the importance of the Sun bury and Erie rail road. - In the days of Frank- tin and other Fathers of the Commonwealth, the . importance of a direct communication between t'.e great Lakes and Philadelphia, was justly and Inly appreciate! ; but aince those great lights were extinguished, the primary object for which I .at portion of our State north of the 42d paral I II, inc!uding the Harbor of Erie, was purchased .ems to have been forgotten or despised. Sure ly the object proposed by those great minds, in making this purchase, was not merely to add a little more territory to our State, to bean ex pised and expensive frontier in time of War, and to be a useless acquisition in time of Peace ! While the citiea of New York and Boston are .i Mine improvement to improvement and expend ing millions in order to enrich themselves by 1 ciiring the vast trade of these Inland Seas, Philadelphia, with natural advantages greatly superior to either of them for diverting this trade to her own doors, and with resources abundantly a lequate to secure it, turns from Lake Erie with lisilain, and from its fleets of steam and sail ves sels carrying on its waters the greatest inland tiade which the world ran .exhibit. She has never yet awakened to the knowledge of the farts, that within the borders of our own State, we have the largest, safest and best Harbor on Lake Erie, and that when the western entrance of that harbor, now in progress of improvement, is completed, the entire trade of the western lates will pass through that harbor ou ita way to the Atlantic. But why should it not atop there instead cf passing through it to an inferior harbor in a rival state, and at which it is further from the Atlantic than when at Erie? The ans wer is, because we have no direct, continuous line of communication between Philadelphia and Krie. Let the Sunbury and Erie rail road be nude and we then have such a communication, end one which w ill defy all successful competi tion, whether the comparison be made in distance, in grade or in resources for local trade, with any similar improvement completed or in progress, or which cun ever be projected, between Lake I'.iie and the Atlantic. Upon this project, in connection with the grant of the Right of Way, Philadelphia, Pittsburg, Erie and the whole coun try lying between them, could unite, and by mrh union the work could be completed. This would also contemplate a connection with Pitta Vurg at some future day, by a branch from the Erie joad down the waters of the Alleghany riv er. It is trne, that a road to Pittsburg by this route, would be considerably longer than the "Middle routs;" but we have yet to meet with an intelligent man, or with a scientific engineer, (always excepting Mr. Schlatter,) who does not entertain the decided opinion, that the difference in the gtades of the two routes would more than finalize the difference in diktance, and that the in?' cost of the two roads would be greatly in fa vor of the northern route. The Middle route would hardly add a dollar to the local trade which our tw4 great cities now enjoy by means of the Main Line, while the northern route would i wen and pour 'into both, a new and valuable bu- 'rf. of t hit description, it ran never be rea ch. J ia uny other way Lfcl Pliufduli-hia be loutetit with this plan of improvement, and we ran all put our shoulders to the woik and ac complish it. ' It will place her far beyond the reach of all rivalry whether ou the north or the south ; will rotifer immense advantages upon the southwestern as well as upon other pasts of the ktate, and will rid our commercial metropolis of the odium of any longer acting the part of the dog in the manger. We are aaaured that theae views will meet your approbation, and that you will give our project the consideration which we think it merits, and use your influence In laying it before those who are interested in it. Yours with sentiments 61 much esteem, tie. GILES SANFORD, President 1rvi.e Camp, Secretary." " " "'" IlAHKtsDt nn, April 20, 1810. (iKMTt.EMEtv. My public dulici have pre vented an earlier acknowledgement of your let lor of the 17th ultimo, in which you have been pleased, on behalf of tho Erie Board of Trade, to express your approbation of my course in the Statu Senate on the question of granting to the Baltimore and Ohio rail road company the r'ghtof way to Pittsburg; and to invite m.y co operation In urging the completion of the Sun bury and Erie rail rood. ' I beg to present my hearty thanks to the body which you represent, for this valued testimonial of it respect, and t-j sure you that I regard the great work in which northern and north-western Pennsylvania are eo deeply interested, as one of the highest im portance to the common welfare of our people. It is now more than halts century elnce your bountiful harbor wna purchased by the State, for the benefit of the merchant of Phila delphia. Shortly after ita cession to Pennsylva nia, Governor Mifllm strongly recommended the construction of canals ond turnpikes to con nect it with (hat city and other important point, w-ith a view of recurng some of the advantages of the immense trade that ia now poured npnp your "inland seas.' The Engineers of the fie neral Government have repeatedly referred to H in their official reports, as the moct valuable harbor on the Lake, and one of the greatest commercial importance. Again and again has the attention of our merchants been invited tn it as an acquisition which would enable them, with a little enterprise, 'to place Philadelphia at the head of American cities. The Snnburv and Erie rail road company has been organized for several years under one of the beet chart era ever e ran ted y our Legislature, and a superior route for a rail road has been surveyed, in pert located and made ready to be put under contract. But Phiiadelphiana have stood aloof, and have been content to boast of their "natural advanta ges." trusting in thrm exclusively, until Burton and New York, overcoming by their enterprise all their natural disadvantages, have etrelched their iron arms to the Lake built a magnificent city on ita borderland now hold in their grasp a trade that requirea for its accommodation some five hundred steam and sail vessels, with an aggregate of more than one hundred thou sand tons And it ia a curious fuct. that rood sold in Philadelphia are carried at some seasons of the year through tho city of New York to Buffalo and then pas your harbor on their way to the far west; thus making a circuit of nearly seven hundred miles, with three trans shipment before reaching a point on the Like withi i our own State, distant from Philadelphia by the route of the Sunbury and Erie rail roid lout hundred and thirty-five miles only ! All of the extensive improvements in the wes tern Slates north of tin Ohio, were made with the view of furnieliing to the country bounded by that river and the Mississippi an out-let fur its productions by way of the jkes, instead of confining the out-li t to Putt-burg and New Or leans. Such was Iho nlject of the great Ohm canal from Portsmouth to Cleveland the Mi .nil the Chicago and the lYbbMidi ca mils, and such is the object of the rail road now ucuily comple ted, frr,ni Cincinnati to Sandui-ky. Through these avenues a large amount ot the productions ol the great wet ia poured upon the takes, and carried around Philadelphia, by way ol Hullalo, to the city of New Yoik, often for tho same price that is chirged for transporting similar ar tides up the Ohio river to Pilu-burg only I The Sunbury and Erio rail road would strike a point on tho Lake eat of thoe wertem im provements and 2(V milea nearer to Philadel phia than to New York through Boll'jlo, and one hundred miles nearer than In the same ci ty by the way of the New York aud Erie rail road. The grade on the Siiohory and Eric route are much lighter than iiue ol the N. York and Erie, aud the road itet If, cooMirucU-d of the beat materials and in tint murt tubhteiitwl manner would bo much lens expensive Hint could be worked ul much lee cuel. The nearest routo trout Erie to the city of New York would be throned Philadelphia by way of the Sunbury and Erin road, and produce and passengers could be carried to New York cheaper over the Pennsylvania road, than by ci ther ol her own ronton. A reasonable ground is theret ire presented for the belief, that the great works of the wes tern States already referred to, would be fee dera to the rail road by which' it is propound tn eonnert your harbor with 1'lnUilrlphia, and that such an improvement would carry to that city an immense amount of prodoceaud travel, that now has no convenient means of transit from .he Lake, except to BohIoii ami New York. It would alxo open to Philadelphia a umiket from which she ia now entirely excluded by a long and ehainclul neglect of her "natural advanta ges." The Williamsnort and Eliuira rail road may bo considered as a branch of the Sunbuiy aud Erie. A few hundred thousand dollars would complete the connection between that work and others of a similar character which are now in progreaa ct contemplation, communicating with Rochetter. This would bring BulTalo, Roches ter, and all of western New York, many miles nearer to Philadelphia than they ever can be to New Yiik City, by any work that it ia possible to consliuct through the territory of our sinter State t cpeuiiig to our commercial metropolis till another market, with which she might car ry on profitable t'ade at all seasons of tho year.; -V t ! 1 need not extend the estimate of benefits to result from the Completion of this railroad con nection between Philadelphia and Erie, and the Various branches that , would naturally grow from it, to some of which you particularly refer. It is true thai much of the country through which it would pans is now almost a wilderness: but that is an additional argument in its favor. The earth would soon be subdued and repleni shed by a hardy and happy population whose in dustry it would rewntd with its mineral wealth and ciown with the richest agricultural products. Your beautiful town, b' coming a favorite gate way ol the Ijike trade, would ronn increase to a great nty, reflecting its prosperity upon the surrounding country, and realizing the hopes and aspirations of the good "Fathers" of whom yon speak, when they secured it for the use of their children. " ' When the people of Philadelphia take the pains to examine for themselves the various i im provement projects that now agitate the Stale, I sin well assured that the opathy so long felt in regard to the Runbitry and Erio rsil roid will cease to exist, and the work eo carnrr.tly advo cated by the western and southern counties, will cease to alarm them. They will under stand that the "right ol way" is in fret a grant to Philadelphia of a right of way to Pittsburg through Maryland and Virginia, by which she could easily secure a con'inunus rail road con nection with our Iron city. In summing up the out-lay ol capital thnl will be required to make thai connection, completo the rail road from Philadelphia to Erie, and the branch from Wil lie msport to Rochester, they will be surprised at the fact, that all these works can be construc ted and put in operation at a cost to them, of lore than one half of the) sum needed for the con templated road from llsrrisbnrg to Pittsburg, by the Schlatter survey! They will see in three great measures, source of prosperity never yet enjoyed by the Commonwealth or her cities, and will wonder why they have hesita tated hotween thrm aid a "central road" of tunnels, la If viaducts do'p cuts king grades and high cinbiukuiriit, to lie made, (if made at all,) by taking from them more capital than any city in the Union can spire from its business, and sinking it under a charter that is but a tis sue of most dsngerous blunders. If the steam- whistles of our neiehbon are not loud enough to arouse Philadelphia from her slumber and her Mile dreams of "natural advantages," she will soon be awakened by the unusual silence that shall reign in her business streets- I am, with great respect, yours, Ac. CIIH. GIBBONS. G. Sanford, Ewi President, and Irvine Camp Esq. Scc'y Erie Board of Trade. From the Mobile Herald and Tribune, Sept. C. r. ts. iiriu mux niR.-iT. By the arrival ofthe V. S. Revenue steamship Legare,at New Orleans, from Vera Cruz, we are in receipt of letters from our correspondents as late as the f.".ith ult. e have only time, previous to the closing of the mail, to publish the following letter. l S Sge.snRON, 1 Oft Point Antonio de l.irardo. J August 2tth, IHK. The only ever.t of importance which ha trans pired of late is the loss of the U. S. brig Trux ton on the bar of the Tnspan river, about 130 miles Northward of Yera Cruz. The intelli gence wai brought to the squadron on the 10th by the St. Mary's, that ship lia'inc picked up one of the I'ruxton's boatk, with Lieut. Berry, man on board. It appeara that dpt. Carpenter, of the Tiux ton wishing to get his vessel near ahore, to pro tect hi boats while obtaining provisions, em ployed a Scotchman he hail taken out of a small Mexicai: prize to pilot him in, but wbo whether from design or accident, ran bim aground on the 1.1th. On the 17th, with the exception of Lieut. Hunter and a boat's crew, she was abandoned by the officers and men, who went ashore to the number of about CO in alt, and aurrendered them selves to the Mexican commandant. They were hospitably received, complimented with a ball, end left next day with a guide of four men for Tarr.piio, about 100 miles further North. Lieut. Hunter and hia boat's crew put to sea, captured u small Mexican schooner and came down tn our present anchorage ; making in all two officers (l.ieuts. Berryman and Hunter) and about 20 men saved. As soon as the news was received, the Princeton immediately got under weigh and proceeded to the scene of disaster. The Truxtnn was found beating on the bar, bilged, and completely filled with water, having about 4 feet over the berth deck. The surf wafc so violent on the bar that it was not until the ?2d that the Princeton could board her, when finding it impossible to get her ofT or save her, the was fired and completely binned. A few ofthe best spars were brought ofT, bat otherwise she is a total loss. She bad been completely plundered and stripped by the Mexicans before the arrival of the Princeton. Her guns were found to have been thrown overboard. The Princeton ran into 5 fathoms water (she draws 10 feet) and was then about 1) miles distant, the awell was ao heavy that a nearer approach in shoaler water was deemed dangerous. After firing the brig, the Princeton returned immediately on the 23d to this present anchor age, about 10 milea southward of Vera Cruz. At the mouth of Tuspan River the Mexicans have a small force tented in sheds. The town of Tuspan ia back some 8 milea diatant. Several communications passed between the Princeton and ahore by flags of truce, ar.d by them the fate ofslhe captives waa Irarat. The cutter Legare, sixty hours from Brazos, artived on the 33th with despatches for cur Com modore, supposed relating to a three 'months armistice with the Mexicans. The distance trom the Braxos to this place is 430 miles, and was performed under steam, against strong head winds. The Legare returns direct to New Or. leana for repairs to her boilers which are in a bad condition, and prevents her carrying steam. About ten days eineei Santa Ana left Vera Cruz for the city of Mexico, previous to which, how ever, he Bent a polite invitation to our Commo (lore to meet him on board the English frigate Endymon ; the interview did not take place. THIS AMERICAN. . Saturdaft Brfittmber, 19, 1846. Dcniorrntlc Komlnntlons. COMGRKSS, ALLISON WHITE. A3SP.3I BLY, . SAMUEL T. BROWN. COMMISSIONER, WILLIAM FOLLMER. AI'DITOR, EMANUEL ZIMMERMAN. 1. . rjttJtEU, Kaq., at kf lUnl ;. tatt and Cmil Olliet, rmrntr of 3d and Chtmd Strrttt, Vhiladctphfa, U tmlhmrittd f act i .If ml, and rerritt tar till manUa tint lAs Wce, for tuherlptlon or odrertMng .tho, ml hit OtTUt .Y). 16(1 Vlrttt, .Vise IV. f ltd S. K. Corner of Baltimore and Calvert at:, Baltimore. (t5 Printing Ink. A fresh supply of superior summer ink just received, and for sale at Phila delphia prices. Cj On our first page is an interesting and use ful article on the use of tea and coffee, and its effects. C7Tn linn. Chari.es Gii.boxs, am tfix Sen CRT and Erik Rail Road In another column our readers will find an interesting correspon dence, between Senator Gibbons of Philadelphia and the Board of Trade at Erie. Mr. Gibbons's tetter exhibits talents of a high order, and is from the pen of one who thoroughly understands the subject upon which he writes. Mr. Gibbons, last winter, met with much bitter opposition from some of his constituents, for his course in legard to the right of way. They did not, how ever, pretend to meet his arguments. The pub lication of the correspondence has been withheld until lecentlv. The Democratic ticket is now made op, by the selection of Allison White, of Clinton County, for Congress. Personally we have no acqnaintance with Mr. White. The editor of the Clinton County Democrat speaks highly of hia talents and integrity of character, and says he will receive a Urge vote In Lycoming and Clinton. Mr. Brown, the candidate for Assem bly, is a clever citizen and a Rood neighbor. Mr. Fullmer, for Commissioner, is said to be a man of industry, and business habits. Mr. Zimmer man, for Auditor, we know to be a worthy man, aud in every respect qualified for that,' or even a higher station. Thk Who; Tic-rkt. The convention, for the formation of a w hig ticket, niet in this place ou Monday, and nominated a candidate for Colt er ess, and one for Assembly. Andrew Gutty, Fq presided, assisted by Elisha Klineand Hen ry Gibson, and Robert M. Frirk'Secretary. On motion of W, C. Lawson, Esq., a series of resolu tions in favor ofthe tariff of 1842 waa adopted. Jacob Painter and Dr. Grier were appointed Congressional conferees, to meet at Munry, with instructions to support the Hon. James Pollock. Our young friend, Capt. Samuel Hunter, was nominated for Assembly. Our whig friends, we confess could not well have made better aelection from their party. C7" The Clinton Democrat, apeaking of the unanimity of I bat county for Mr. Whito, doubts whether ar.y of the other candidates were repre sented so unanimously. We have no doubt of Mr. While s popularity at home, and only have tn say, that we did not know of a aingle individual opposed to Mr. Jordan in this county He would not suiter his name to be used where there was ony opposition, whatever E Thz Gizkitc, and some other free-trade editors who published the statement that Mr. Cooper raised the wagea of his handa in hia roll ine mill, in consequence of the passage of Mc Kays bill, are as ailent aa death about Mr. Cooper's contradiction of that silly story, and hia statement that capital and labor muat be re ductU or that the iron works must stop. r m 07" Jvdcb Kionra waa ao much injured by the upsetting of the stage near Tamaqna, when on hia way to bold court at Orwigsburg, that be will not be able to take his seat on the bench during the term. B7" GiM. Taylor and thb PaEsinxNcr We see that Daniel Montgomery Leisenring, Secreta ry at a 4tb of July meeting in Philadelphia, com municated to Gen. Taylor a number of toasts and reaolutiona nominating him for the Presiden cy. Gen. Taylor, in his reply "to D. M. Leisen ring, Esq., for Wm. Moore, Jas. L. Blake and others," informs them that he ia not ungrateful for the intended honor, but regrets that he should be rmharrased in the prosecution of the war, with what he no doubt deems disinterested man ifestations of friendship. " The Gazette's Last. ' "When Ajax strives Some rock's vast weight to .throw, ..:. The line too labors, and the words move slow." C7" The editor of the Sunbury Gazette, after the lapse of two weeks, comes out in s labored and lengthy article of about two columns, intend ed a a reply to our last article, on the prices of foreign wheat. Those of his readers who have had the patience to wade through the article, and winnow the chaff from the little wheat it con tained, will no doubt be thankful to the editor for his intimation that he is about to close his la bors on this subject. Certainly a most wise con clusion. We should certainly very much regret being the cause of his readers receiving another such infliction upon their patience. The editor of the Gazette comes to the sage conclusion that either his table or ours is incorrect, aud that he will atand by his, and that Mr. Hudson and all those who have written npon this subject, except ing the Gazette, know but little about it. How these gentlemen will feel, when they hear of the opinion of the Gazette, we can hardly imagine. The Gazette seems to be particularly inter ested for the cotton planters and Western farm ers. , . . 117 Mr Foster and thk Tariff. The De. mncratic Union, ofthe Sfith of Angust. Mr. Fos ter's organ at Harrisbnrg, says that "Mr. Foster is the decided friend of a protective tariff." The Erie Observer, at the other end of the state, pub lished the same day, says "Mr. Foster is the friend of McKay's bill the tariff of 1816." Now, according to some of Mr. Foster's own friends, he is tariff or anti-tariff, just to suit the market. It is, however, but just to soy, that the Union is the only paper we have seen which claims Mr. Foster as a friend of a protective ta riff. C7"When we charged Mr. Foster with being in favor of free trade, and having ruffered the Clarks Ferry bridge to be destroyed through careless ness and mismanagement, the Harrisbnrg Union pronounced it a "base charge," and asked for the proof. We furnished such proof as would be satisfactory to any reasonably mind. The Union was silent, not a word in reply. In the mean time, aome ofthe smaller Foster papers copy the Union's article, knowing its untruth. Com ment is unnecessary. K7 The Johnstown Democratic Courier says, that the collector at that port, one of Mr. Fos ter's appointments in pursuance ofthe bargain and sale, is notoriously incompetent, and "not capable of writing two lines intelligibly or correctly." The editor says, Cambria will tell a wonderful tale at the election. In fact the whole west is dissatisfied with Mr. Foster, and the north and east are much of the same opin ion. E7"Mr. Foster, its Chester Cot-NTT At a democratic meeting in Chester County, a reso lution, among others, was offered in favor of Mr. Foster, which waa opposed by Mr. Monaghan. The following ia an extract of his remerks : "A motion being made to adopt the resolu tions as reported, James Monaghan, E-q , de clared that ho could not Vote fur the one which ssya that Wm. B Fter,' the candidate for Canal Ctimniiaioiier, was 'in every respect worthy of tiie confidence of the people.' Mr. M. said he could nut support that resolution. He did r.ot believe that Mr. Foster was worthy of confidence, lie said he had been nomina ted by management ; that he had withheld ap ooiments upon the public improvement!! in or der to secure his nomination ; and that he had used hisiiflice) to effect that object ; and that to this day. h had not made certain appointments to fill office which were now held by men who had given not one cent of nerurity to the Slate, lie could not approve such conduct." E7" Felix Ckcndt McConnkl, member of Congress from Alabama, committed suicide at the St. Charles Hotel, Washington. Toor Felix waa not without talent, and possessed srfme gen erous traits of character ; but the consuming fires of intemperenee made him a blackguard and a debauchee, when at length, in a fit of drlerium trrmtnt, he put an end to his own life, by cut ting his throat. C7" The Philadelphia Ledger contains the following Telegraphic Despatch, announcing the loss of another vessel ; Hai.timork, Sept. 168 o'clock P. M. Loss or 1 use Sieamshit New York. By the Southern mail we have .the melancholy tidings j that the steamship New York was lost in the: Gulf of Mexico on the 7th inst. She foundered! in sixteen fathoms water, carrying down with! her twelve passengers aud five of the crew. j There was nothing new from the Army or j Mexico Great solicitude is felt at St. Louis on account of the scarcity of provisions in the army under the command of General Kearney. The St. Louis Republican thinks that a battle ia inevitable between the hostile parties at Nau voo, end that the next newa will bring sad tid ings. Sons of Trmpf ranet. A grand gathering of this order is expected on j Thursday the 2-tlb inst., at Northumberland. I The occasion will be the presentation of a Bible ' and Uanuer, by the ladies of Northumberland, to the Division at that place. All in any wUe favorable to the cause, every man wbo feels an interest in the great work, which, tbo' so lately begun, has already been crowned with such glorious results, will find a hearty welcome. . The Divisions from Sunbury, Lewisburg, New Berlin, Danville, Milton, Ber wick, and Williamsport are expressly and cor dially invited to be there. Procession will form at I o'clock, P. M. at the Town Hall, S. W. MILES, ' GEO. APSLEV, ' DAVID TAGGART, Noith'd Sept. 9, 1816, Committee LATH FROM THK ARM'S, Hlt Htiurrs ammg ike Valntr By the southern mail we have New Orlear papers or the 6th inst. The Delis of that de says: "We have been permitted to puruse letter from Gen. Taylor, dated Camargo, Au 20. The letter states that he had sent on Ut. mules, 300 wagons and 11,000 rations, and tin ha would himself move on the 1st or 4th ins fur Monterey that if the enemy did not git him fight there he would push on to Sillitoc? and there arrange his plans for a future at m ire forward movement' We hive later dates, received by another a rival at New Orleans. The troops were at i advancing, but were unsuccessful in the aei.rcb for the enemy. The boiler of the steamboat Enterprise h been blown up on the Rio Grande, and J. ( Hiiward, ol Baltimore, a sutl'er, badly scalde Several others were hurt, but none belongii to your city. The Picayune gives the following account a terrible riol among the volunteers: Un the night of the 31st ult., a riot broke o among the volunteers on board a steamboat 1 tng at an encampment opposite Burita. T particulars ot this shame ut affair, as we ha them, areas follows: On board the boat we some three or lliur companies of Georgia volu leers. Of these there was one Irish comps between which and some other company a fe had existed for seversl days. The quarrel rcac ed its c'imax on the evening mentioned, am terrible fight enued. Shots were fired, and swords and bayonr were tisrd indiscriminately in the nlT .ir. Sot fifteen or twenty persons are reported to ha been hilled or morttlly wounded. It is su posed that eiifht or ten were forced overboil who either drowned or had died of their wonni While the fVrii wns going on, tho Colonel the Geoi;ia Volunteers most gallantly interfi ed to quel! it, by personally attacking the v untcers with his sword and pistols. He eh down one man and- wounded several others, li finding ho could not succeed in putting dnv the disturbance, he called upon Col. B iker, the4th Regiment of Illinois Volunteers for t sistance. ' Col. B. ordered companies A. and G. of I regiment to assist in quelling the fight, a went in person, accompanied by about 110 the bont. lie immediately stepped on boM ordered them to desitd and attempted toacc the stars, when he was attacked by the r.o'.i and had a desperate conflict. lie defeml himself bravely for some time against swon bayonets and shot, but was finally wounded a bull entering his nock. It entered belli and passed nut through his cheek or mru The twenty men who accompanied Col. Bali belong to Company C, of these 9 were wour ed, six with bayonets and two with balls. On the arrival of Companies A. t C, Ci Roberts, of the former, ordered his men charge on board, and led them as far as '. steps, where he received a severe wound fri a bayonet, which entered near the shouhl blade and passed throogh his hick. Tho b. waa so well defended that the Illinois trot wero forced to retreat, they having no C triges with them. Ammunition waa soon, ho ever, furnished them, and on approaching i boat ajain, every thing became quiet. Nun' the Illinois troops were k.lled, and it' ihotinht on the next morning that Col. Bal. and Capt. Roberts would recover trom tli wounds. In fact, there was little apjirehcnsi felt for their safety. Two of the privates of Company C. it v leafed were mortoily wounded. The coini nary of the Illinois troops was olno woiiinlj but slightly so. At tho time Col. Biker wss shot he was gaged in a personal conflict with the Capt, the Irish company, who was alto among wounded. ' The rioters were finally subdued and fori: to surrender their arms, and placed undei strong guard. From the New Oi leans Ticayunc latcl frnm lh Arinjr, The steamship McKim, Capt. Page, arri yesterday evening, from lirazos Santiago, wh place she left on Wednesday morning last. The main army is at Camargo, but there i troops at prominent points all along the 1 Grande, from the mouth up. Consideiable si, ness prevails, and deaths are daily occurr amongst them. Ity this arrival we have accounts of the bin ing up of the steamboat Enterprise, by wh five persons were instantly killed and sevii wounded. This casualty occurred a little a? daylight on the 21st ult., about forty five mi above Reynosa, when the engine had just mi the third revolution, the boat having been t up to the bank during the night There d lint seem to have been much damage done to i hull by the explosion, but her upper forw; works and part of the cabin were terribly derr ished. The first four rims ofthe boilers w blown literally into fragments, and how so r ny persons escaped instant death is truly a v, der. There were over one hundred and fifty p sons on board, and many in the immediate cinity of and directly over the boilers, wbo w scarcely injured. We obtained lheas parti lars, with the accompanying list of killed i wounded," from Mr. Emmons, one of the pi! ofthe Enterprise, who, with seven other sons, was lying upon the boiler deck, direc by the wheel. Of these eight persons, o four were badly injured. Immediately in fr of the wheel, end almost between the ch neys, sixteen other men were lying down, n