The Sincere Nullifier.- …In the convention of South Carolina, last summer, after the adjournment of the National Convention at Charleston, Mr. Rhett delivered a speech, full of the usual declamatory denunciations of the Union, and intelligible in other respects as the expression of the opinions of the school to which he belongs, in regard to its perpetuation; nevertheless, even he can give no positive assurances that disunion will triumph, or that those in office have a hope of preservation from utter ruin in their present course. He said:
“If the North were to allow us, form their stupid fanaticism, to dissolve our union with them, I am satisfied that it will require not more than two years experience to reconstruct a union with them, upon just such terms as we shall think proper to dictate. The difficulty would be, not to get them into, but to keep them out of, a Southern Confederacy. Asking (as we have never asked) no advantages over them for ourselves, they would sign, seal, and kiss any Constitution we should prescribe. The South, with her ten millions of white inhabitants and four millions slaves, need seek neither concession nor alliance form any other people. We are sufficient, of ourselves, to work out our great destiny. When the history of the times in which we live shall be written by some future historian, it will be a matter for curious speculation, how so great a people submitted so long to be oppressed and insulted and ruled by the vulgar tyranny of a Northern majority.”
…A Southern Republic is all very well, especially if South Carolina could rule it; but as this cannot be, we hope our admonitory hints to old public functionaries will not be disregarded.
Later From Havana- Important News From Truxillo- Capture of Walker and His Men- WALKER TO BE SHOT- His Companions to be Sent Home.- Arrival of the Star of the West.- The U.S. Mail steamship Star of the West, Capt. G. W. Brown, from New York the 6th via Havana the 13th, arrived at her birth at an early hour this morning.
The health of Havana, for the season of the year, was excellent. The sugar market was dull.
The steamship Empire City arrived at Havana on the 13th, and left at 5 p.m. same day for New York.
The Star of the West brings the following named passengers….
Our Havana Correspondence- The Star of the West brings us the subjoined interesting letter form our attentive Havana correspondent, by which it will be seen that Gen. Walker hand his companions, seventy in number, have been captured in the river Negro by a British was steamer, and carried back to Truxillo and delivered over to the Honduras Government. The men, who are represented as being in a most wretched condition form wounds and disease, were permitted to return to the United States, after taking an oath never to engage in a similar expedition. Walker and Rutter were condemned to be shot, and have no doubt, ere this, met their melancholy fate
The following is our correspondent’s letter:
…pursued by the British was steamer Icarus, and a schooner, having on board detachments from the army of Gen. Alvarez. They were taken back to Truxillo, and put at the tender disposition of the Honduras Government, with the condition that the seventy men, who were in a most wretched situation from wounds and disease, should be allowed to return to the United States, after taking an oath never to engage again in any expedition against the States of Central America, and the Consular Agent of the United States to provide their return passage expenses- Walker and Rutter (I give the last name as I find it) to be dealt with as the laws of the and its justice may determine.- They have both been shot, probably, before this reaches you, as they were in the Castle, with the understanding that such was the fate predetermined for them, on the morning of the departure of the Francisco de Aris. [Spanish steam war ship]
So closes the singular career of William Walker!
Our Dominican enterprises fares better- under the prestige of the Spanish Government. The “Courier of Santo Domingo,” first month- second issue published August 16th- I see, is edited by Don Jose Marie Gafas, captain in the army of her Catholic Majesty, of course to advocate and cultivate the genus of Spanish policy of the future acquisition. Spanish emigrants- or of Spanish extraction- are constantly arriving at the ports of the Republic, and a commission to take charge of the emigrants is fully occupied, and we are no where in those parts. So the shadow of the Monroe doctrine passes away forever.
Steamer City of Louisiana Sunk.- The steamer City of Louisiana struck a snag or an old wreck at Flat Island, in the Mississippi river, near Cairo, on Friday last, and sunk in a short time. She is a large, new boat, having been built a little over a year ago….
The Storm Across the Lake.- A Schooner Lost---The Men Saved.- BILOXI IN RUINS- The Destruction At Ocean Springs- The Wrecks of Vessels and Buildings Lying Along the Shore- The Damage At Mississippi City, &C., &C.
It appears that old “rude Boreas, blustering railer,” is just now determined to let the whole world and “the rest of mankind” sec, or rather feel, how hard he can “blow.” That his last attempt has been most successful, our columns this afternoon give abundant evidence. Of the effects of the storm last Saturday on the lake and along the sea shore, the subjoined letter from a friend gives a pretty clear idea…
Off the Gulf Watering Places, Saturday night and Sunday.} Editors True Delta; I herewith chronicle a sketch merely of the severest disaster that has ever visited these shores, and pour commeneer pur le commencement, over 400 passengers took the 12 o’clock cars of the Pontchartrain Railroad for the mail boat. On arrival, the water was surging over the wharf terrifically in sprays of five to ten feet, the wind blowing a hurricane form the northwest, rendering it dangerous to approach the boat. With the arrival of the 4 o’clock cars, for the steamer Alabama came additional passengers, together with about forty men of the Fire Company No. 20. Besides the latter, not more than fifty individuals – no females- ventured the dangerous passage of the wharf; the lines were quickly loosened form the yielding posts to which the Alabama was fastened, and she safely rolled on to the Rigolettes. Here we found the Oregon lying to, but did not approach to inquire the cause, as she did not signal us. Before we reached the Rigolettes, the firemen were making jolly in the burst of the elements, while others, with qualmish stomachs, took to their berths, diverted by the ricocheting of the tables, wheeling from one side of the cabin to the other, and sundry laughable attitudes which individuals were forced to take who trusted to the firmness of their pins. After passing the Rigolettes, the sea subsided in a measure, and with the wind astern, we made quick passage to Bay St. Louis. Twilight and darkness set in soon; at 6 o’clock dark clouds were overhead, and nothing could be distinguished on shore except two or three distant and inconstant lights. The boat floundered about for a half hour before what was supposed to be John Martin’s wharf. No light was exhibited, and a vestige of a wharf, even vainly sought.
The Alabama then turned here nose towards Pass Christian. There we were in the same obscurity. The lighthouse failed to show its position- another half hour was passed in discovering what was supposed to be the wreck of a wharf; it was too dark to be certain. The whistle from the boat was unanswered by any lights on shore. As we were leaving this place, the boat passed within 30 feet of a schooner at anchor, without a light, or indication of persons aboard. When we should have reached Mississippi City, for there was no light to define our position, the boat vainly sought a wharf. Passing further on, we reached what positively indicated Biloxi, by the outline of Deer Island. Here, too, the lighthouse was veiled. Before attempting a landing, a cry of distress reached us, a seaward- a boat was immediately manned by our whole-souled captain, and sent to a flickening light on the horizon. In a half hour it returned with six seamen from the schooner Oregon, of Pascagoula, which was on the point of sinking when the men were rescued.
An attempt was made for the Biloxi wharf. The breaking of the clouds enabled us to see partially the ruins of the village and the destruction of the wharf. To descry this much the boat had advanced between the pier head of the wharf and the shore. An individual was hailed on shore, who announced that the village was in ruins, and wharf swept away. Several firemen and passengers for Biloxi and Mississippi City, landed here in boats. The captain cast anchor until this morning- at the break of day we indistinctly saw the devastation that had taken place. At 6 o’clock we reached Ocean Springs. The wharf and bath houses here were all gone. Fences were prostrated, houses unroofed, and a wing of the hotel blown down, but no report of loss of life.
After taking in several passengers, we reached Biloxi at 8 o’clock. As we approached , a simultaneous wave of handkerchiefs form those on shore and the boat spoke volumes of sympathy for each other’s safety. Ladies and children crowded in front of the wrecks piled all along the shore. The principle sufferers are the resident poor class. Their weaker tenements succumbed to the winds. The severity of the storm may be imagined by the fact, that the front and rear walls of a brick house were blown out, completely gutting the interior, leaving the roof supported by the walls of the gable ends. Several schooners, yachts, ruins of bath house, lay 200 to 300 feet from tide water.
So suddenly violent was the storm at eleven o’clock on Saturday, that the inhabitants fled to the interior. Gus. Richards, with whom No. 20 was invited to pass the day, barely escaped with his wife and child from destruction, by the falling in of his house which is a pile of ruins.
The buoys and channel marks are every where obliterated. The bluffs are carried away from 20 to 30 feet. The lighthouse was undermined and now stands dangerous in appearance, more so in fact than the tower of Pisa. The estimated loss here is upwards of $150,000. Instances of heroism and devotion to the sufferers are numerous. These are for future correspondence.
The damage at Mississippi City extends to the destruction of fences, bath houses, wharfs, and a few small houses, together with the small craft that were thereabouts.
On the whole line of route to Pass Christian the ebbing tide carried timber of wharves and tenements. The destruction was less here than elsewhere, being confined to the sweeping away of bath-houses and wharves, and casting on shore the small craft. Near Pass Christian we encountered three disabled schooners in tow of others- on each a salutation of joy reached us, in waving of handkerchiefs, for safe deliverance.
Additional Texas Items.-
Soup for the Million.- The Indianola Courier says; Mr. J. J. Harrison, at his factory in upper Indianola, has put up and shipped, since March last, 44,000 cans of his celebrated turtle soup. During that time he has slaughtered 700 turtles. He has now made arrangements and got facilities to extend his operations, and during the coming season, intends putting up large quantities of oysters.
A Delicate Surgical Operation.- At Houston, the other day, Dr. Marsh removed from the bladder of a boy six years old, a stone, two inches in length, three and a half in circumference,…the child is doing well.
Mesilla Gold Mines.- The Alamo Empress (San Antonio) has an extract form a letter of the 12th ult. from Mesilla. [today, near Las Cruces, New Mexico]
The gold mine 30 miles N.W. of Mowry City, are yielding about eight hundred dollars per day….
Election Trouble.- The citizens of Live Oak county have held a meeting to consider of what they charge to have been an illegal vote, at the election on the 6th ult., by which J. O’Conner was elected District Judge of the 14th Judicial District.
The aver that a large vote was polled by Mexicans, armed and aided by persons whose object was to perpetrate a fraud on the rights of the legal voters and citizens in order to elect the said O’Connor. A memorial to the Governor, setting forth the facts of the case, is in circulation in Live Oak and the adjoining counties.
Destructive Storm At Mobile. – Estimated Loss $500,000- Steamers Badly Wrecked- Fears For the Shipping In The Bay.- GREAT LOSS OF COTTON!-Destructive Conflagrations!!....
Home Department- The Gale At Lake Pontchartrain- A Fisherman Drowned.-…
Texas Items.- More Hanging.- Evil-doers are being dealt with just now in a most summary manner by the outraged citizens of Texas. The Navarro Express of the 7th says:
A man by the name of J. A. L. Sanders, on his way to Jaster county, who formerly lived in this county, reports that last Friday week he saw ten men who had been hung on three trees in Erath county, for horse stealing, it is supposed.
A Bad Man Gets His Deserts.- Form the Houston Telegraph of Thursday we clip the following:
We learn by our townsman, Wm. H. King, Esq., just down from the upper country, that Garner, one the men disguised as Indians, who, it will be remembered, seized upon two young ladies, some time ago, carried them off, and after violating their persons, murdered them, was arrested at Waco last Saturday week, and the facts having been proved on him, was hung at that place last Thursday, the 6th inst.
Seizure Of A Supposed Slaver.- The bark Weather Gage, which has been loading at pier 44 North River, (says the New York Herald of the 13th,) hauled out on Tuesday evening and anchored under Jersey City. Suspicions being entertained that she was about to be engaged in the slave trade, Surveryor Hart yesterday morning, together with two United States officers, proceeded on board and seized her. She remains in charge of the officers until an investigation can be had.
In most of the Choctaw Country no corn has been made, and the Indians are visiting Fort Smith, Ark., to buy corn, meal and flour. They are selling their ponies every day to buy breadstuffs.
Grizzly- Bear-Adams is in Salem, Mass., with his famous collection of animals, and created a great sensation recently by riding through the streets on a wagon, having one of the pet bears, with his paws on him master’s shoulders, caressing him very affectionately.
The Warrington (Fla.) Navy Yard correspondent of the Pensacola Observer learns that the Mohawk is not to proceed to Vera Cruz, but is to remain at the Yard to have all the necessary repairs done to her, when she will proceed to the Cuban coast. A dispatch to that effect had been received from Washington. The writer also reports that the work on the Fulton will undoubtedly be commenced on the 15th of the present month.
Telegraphed to the True Delta [By the Balize Line.]
-Later From New Mexico.- Arrival Of The Brig Hope- The Liberals Marching On The Capital- A General Battle Expected.- …An army of 14,00 Liberals was marching rapidly in the direction of the city of Mexico. Gen. Miramon, at the head of an army of 7000 men, was in the city ready for an attack…
[By the National Line.]
Two Days Late From Europe.- Arrival of the Steamship Canadian.- Garibaldi Marching On Naples.- Improvement In The Cotton Market.- Provisions Quiet.- Consols Steady.-…
Bat Shooting In Carolina.- The Newberry (S. C.) Conservatist says:
Our amateur sportsman are having a fine time shooting bats these summer evenings. A party of two or three went out a short time before dark, one evening last week, and killed between forty and fifty. We wanted to try the sport ourself, but some friend has our fusee. These bats are accounted by some as being quite a delicacy for the table. Their meat is said to be sweetly tasted. If we had about half a dozen we would be competent to express our opinion upon the subject ourself.