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For I've told you before that her
heart and her hand, With their achings and aches, and some acres of land, Had
been pledged to a groom of exceeding great worth, But vexatiously distant just
then from the earth;
So the Bishop himself had
consented to ride
At the bride's bridle-rein, and
to bridle the bride. Good sooth, there was bustle enough on that morn—You'd have
thought by the clamor a Ba-bel was born! But the noise and confusion were
doubled, I wist, When Dame Margy cried that her young miss she
The Bishop first spoke: "By the
altar and pyx, What spawn of the fiend has left us in this fix? Steal a bride
from the altar! a curse on his soul, As soon I'd have thought he had stolen my
One wag of a monk said that all
had gone right, For "the bridgroom had come like a thief in the night." But this
joke of the cloth on such barren ground fell, That the merry Anselmo was sent to
The old Baron swore by his heels
and his head, And his heart and his hair, and by every thing red; And he
launched out his oaths with such desperate force, That he shocked a poor
innocent priest from his horse, Even strangers, who knew not his title and
place, Would have said by his speech he was barren of grace.
The Abbot he cursed—and the Abbot
cursed well—In the orthodox way, by book, candle, and bell; He uncorked several
vials of desperate wrath, And poured the contents on the fugitives' path.
But the curses and oaths—though
they traveled as fast As bolts from the bow, or as leaves on the blast—Could not
catch the three rideaways—John on his bay, The knight on a roan, Isabel with her
Grey! And cooling long since they have hardened to stones, Which yet block that
road to the peril of bones.
Each tale has a purpose—the
reader may use This story of mine for what purpose he choose—Draw what point he
please from the point of my pen, But one point I must point at all beardless
If you fall into love first try
hard to fall out, If the pit be too deep don't go dawdling about, Pop the
question at once like a bolt from a beau, For the maid may say yes ere her
father can "no ;" Or, should she refuse, don't write verses or die, But ask her
again, and again by-and-by.
If engaged to another, to weaken
Just praise up your rival, but
hint that he drinks;
If she's gone to get married, put
on your best clothes—She may alter her mind at the altar—who knows? Though the
knot has been tied, do not give up the prize, But ask her to have you when that
husband dies, For love is like chess—both fields checkered the same—If one move
is left you may yet win the game!
THE ALARM AT CHARLESTON.
ON 8th inst. Lieutenant Talbot
Washington. He had a conference with
and General Beauregard, but was not allowed to communicate with
Fort Sumter. Lieutenant Talbot started back for Washington on 9th. It is
understood that the nature of his conference with Governor Pickens and
Beauregard was to obtain permission for an unarmed store-ship to victual the
garrison at Fort Sumter. Permission was refused.
It is understood that Lieutenant
Talbot then communicated to Governor Pickens the intelligence that supplies
would be sent in to Major Anderson peaceably if they could, forcibly if they
must. Immense preparations were immediately commenced suitable to the emergency.
Orders were issued to the entire military force of the city, held in reserve, to
proceed to their stations without delay.
THE MIDNIGHT PANIC.
At midnight the community was
thrown into a fever of excitement by the discharge of seven guns from Citadel
Square, the signal for the assembling of all the reserves ten minutes afterward.
Hundreds of men left their beds, hurrying to and fro toward their respective
destinations. In the absence of sufficient armories, at the corners of the
streets, public squares, and other convenient points, meetings were formed, and
all night the long roll of the drum and the steady tramp of the military and the
gallop of the cavalry resounding through the city betokened the close proximity
of the long-anticipated hostilities. The Home Guard corps of old gentlemen, who
occupy the position of military exempts, rode through the city, arousing the
soldiers, and doing other duty required by the moment. Hundreds of the citizens
were up all night. A terrible thunder-storm prevailed until a late hour. The
Seventeenth Regiment, 800 strong, gathered thus in one hour, and left for the
fortifications early in the morning.
REINFORCEMENTS FROM THE COUNTRY.
Four regiments of a thousand men
each were telegraphed for from the country. One of these, from Kershaw District,
under command of Colonel Rion, was formed with the, understanding not to be
called out until the fight was positively at hand. Dr. Gibbs, Surgeon-General,
was ordered to prepare ambulances, and make every provision for the wounded, and
in all departments was observable the admirable system and discipline with which
the State is prepared for this exigency.
PREPARATIONS FOR THE FIGHT.
On 9th, the floating battery,
finished, mounted, and manned, was taken out of the dock and anchored in the
cove near Sullivan's Island. All vessels in the harbor received a notification
from General Beauregard to keep out of the range of fire between Fort Sumter and
Sullivan's Island, on which
Fort Moultrie is situated. As a further military
necessity, a house situated near one of the batteries erected against the fort,
supposed probably to interfere with its efficient working, was blown up.
Charleston telegrams state:
Senator Wigfall, of Texas, and Edmund Ruffin, of Virginia (nearly seventy years
of age), shouldered muskets and joined the army as privates. Numbers of old men
have done the same. Even cripples are anxious to fight, and may be seen riding
with the cavalry.
About 1000 troops were sent to
the fortifications on 9th. Messrs. Wigfall, Chestnut, Means, Manning, M'Gowan,
and Boyleston, have received appointments in General Beauregard's staff. A large
number of the members of the Convention, after adjournment, volunteered as
privates. About 7000 troops are now at the fortifications.
MAJOR ANDERSON SUMMONED TO
At noon on 11th
Major Anderson was formally summoned, by General
Beauregard, the commander of the secession forces, to surrender Fort Sumter.
Major Anderson declined compliance, alleging that such a course would be
incompatible with his duty to his Government. The people of Charleston were
intensely excited on the receipt of this refusal to surrender the Fort. The
piers and housetops, and all the places from whence a view of the harbor could
be obtained, were thronged with men and women eager to witness the conflict,
which was expected momentarily to begin. No hostile shot, however, was fired on
either side. But later in the day negotiations were re-opened between the
commanders, and pending their conclusion hostilities have of course been
postponed. The Federal fleet had not made its appearance off Charleston at last
The non-arrival of the squadron
off Charleston is doubtless due to the heavy gale that has prevailed along the
southern coast for the past two or three days. The storm was so severe that a
large number of vessels, including several steamers, were obliged to take refuge
in Hampton Roads.
BEGINNING OF THE WAR.
On Friday, 12th, at 27 minutes
past 4 A. M., General Beauregard, in accordance with instructions received on
Wednesday from the Secretary of War of the
Southern Confederacy, opened fire
upon Fort Sumter. Forts Johnson and Moultrie, the iron
battery at Cumming's
Point, and the Stevens Floating Battery, kept up an active cannonade during the
entire day, and probably during the past night. The damage done to Fort Sumter
is stated by the Confederate authorities to have been considerable. Guns had
been dismounted, and a part of the parapet swept away.
Major Anderson had replied
vigorously to the fire which had been opened upon him, but the Charleston
dispatches represent the injury inflicted by him to have been but small. The
utmost bravery had been exhibited on both sides, and a large portion of the
Charleston population, including five thousand ladies, were assembled upon the
Battery to witness the conflict.
Down to our latest advices, the
battle had been carried on solely by the batteries of the revolutionists and
Fort Sumter. The Harriet Lane, Captain Faunce, the Pawnee, and another United
States vessel, were said to be off the harbor, but had taken no part in the
conflict. The Harriet Lane is said to have received a shot through her
The opinion prevailed in
Charleston that an attempt would be made during the night to reinforce Fort
Sumter by means of small boats from the three vessels seen in the offing.
No one had been killed by the
fire of Major Anderson, and the casualties among the Confederate troops in the
batteries were inconsiderable. There is, of course, no account of the loss, if
any, among the garrison of Fort Sumter.
THE SUMMONS TO SURRENDER.
A telegraphic correspondence
between the Montgomery War Department and General Beauregard, before the
commencement of hostilities, has been published. On April 8 General Beauregard
telegraphed that a messenger from
President Lincoln had brought word that
provisions would be sent to Fort Sumter—peaceably if possible, forcibly if
necessary. Mr. Walker, the Secretary of War, replied, on April 10, instructing
General Beauregard to demand the immediate evacuation of Fort Sumter, and if
this was refused, to proceed to attack the fort in the way he thought best. The
demand for surrender was accordingly made by General Beauregard, and Major
Anderson replied, April 11, "It is a demand with which I regret that my sense of
honor and my obligations to my Government prevent my compliance." He added,
also, "I will await the first shot, and if you do not batter us to pieces, we
will be starved out in a few days." His answer being sent to Montgomery, the
Secretary of War telegraphed back that if Major Anderson would state the time at
which he would evacuate the fort, it should not be bombarded. To this Anderson
would not consent, and upon his refusal hostilities began. The latest of those
dispatches, that from General Beauregard to the Secretary of War, bears date
April 12, and was received in New York a few hours after it was sent to
SECESSION OF ARIZONA.
Accounts from New Mexico state
that the citizens of Arizona, in convention at Mesilla, have voted that
Territory out of the Union.
THE GOVERNMENT'S ANSWER TO THE
The Southern Commissioners now in
Washington on 9th received from the State Department a reply to their note
seeking to initiate negotiations for a separation of the seceded States from the
Union, and a surrender to them of such of the Federal property as they may
desire. Secretary Seward of course declines to receive them in their official
capacity, but expresses respect for them as distinguished gentlemen, and
declares the intention of the Government to defend itself whenever assailed.
The Southern Commissioners to
Washington on 11th sent to the Department of State their rejoinder to the note
of Mr. Seward rejecting their offer to treat with reference to the troubles of
the nation. They believe war inevitable, and have proceeded to Montgomery to
report to the Confederate States Government.
THE NEW LOAN.
The bids for five million dollars
of Treasury notes were opened at Washington on 11th. The entire amount was taken
at par to 27-100 premium. There were $439,000 more offered than was called for.
Atlantic was chartered by the
Government, and sailed on 6th with troops and munitions of war. The
Illinois sailed on 8th with similar freight. Orders were issued on same day by
the Navy Department to have the Wabash, Vincennes, and
Savannah, at Brooklyn,
and the Jamestown, at Philadelphia, fitted for active service with dispatch. The
United States ship Pawnee sailed from
Norfolk at 6 P.M. on Tuesday, bound South,
under sealed orders. There is great activity manifested at the Charlestown
Navy-yard (at Boston, Massachusetts), over 800 persons being employed. The brig
Bainbridge is ready for sea, and waiting for her crew. The steam-frigates
Minnesota, Mississippi, and
Colorado are also nearly ready.
is expected to arrive early next week. Business at the Philadelphia Navy-yard is
inactive, and there are frequent discharges of men, only two hundred being now
employed there. The United States steamer Water Witch has gone into commission,
and sails during the week. Her destination is unknown. Her crew consists of 70
sailors and marines.
Dispatches received from Montgomery state that President Davis was
considering the propriety of going to Charleston, being satisfied that Fort
Sumter was to be the great strategic point where the issue was to be tried as to
the power of the Confederate States Government to maintain itself. He and his
friends deemed it his duty to be on the ground.
RUMORED TROUBLE AT WASHINGTON.
The Government has come into
possession of such definite information as to warrant them in acting, and on
Tuesday evening ten companies, comprising about one-fourth of the militia of the
District of Columbia, were ordered into service, and were mustered on Wednesday
for inspection. Major Ben McCulloch, who has recently been alternating between
Washington and Richmond, and who left the former place on Tuesday with the
expressed intention of returning to Texas, is reported to be at the head of the
contemplated movement—the Texas "journey" being merely a blind. The troops
called out will be stationed at various points throughout the city, ready for
There are 1200 men under arms in
Washington, 700 volunteers and 500 regulars. The Volunteer force can be
increased to 2000 at a few hours' notice. All the approaches to the city are
guarded. There is said to be an organized disunion conspiracy in the District,
with 700 men enrolled.
THE VIRGINIA CONVENTION.
In this body. on 5th, the 6th
resolution of the report was amended verbally—the Convention refusing, by a vote
of 94 to 64, to declare that Virginia ought not to accept a form of adjustment
that would not prove acceptable to the seceded States. The resolution, as
adopted, expresses an earnest desire for the reestablishment of the Union in its
former integrity, and peace, prosperity, and fraternal feeling. On 8th, the
resolution of Mr. Preston, to appoint Commissioners to wait on
and ascertain what policy he intended to pursue with regard to the seceding
States, was discussed at length and finally adopted -75 to 63. W. B. Preston,
Conservative, A. H. H. Stuart, Union, and George W. Randolph, Secessionist, were
appointed the Commissioners, and left Richmond for Washington. On 9th, an
amendment stating that the Federal authorities have no power to deal with the
subject of secession in any way, was voted down—114 to 12. A resolution was
adopted—128 to 20—declaring that the Convention was willing that the seceded
States should be recognized as independent Powers. An amendment declaring "that
in the event of proposed amendments to the Constitution being rejected by the
Non-Slaveholding States Virginia will secede," was voted down—57 to 68. On 10th,
the twelfth and thirteenth of the pending resolutions were
adopted. They oppose all Federal
action for holding or retaking the forts in the seceded States, and declare that
any action on the part of the United States Government or Confederate States
tending to produce a collision pending the efforts for an adjustment of
difficulties, will be regarded as leaving them free to determine their own futur
Lieutenant Slemmer has found
means of communicating with the Government, in spite of the surveillance
exercised by the investing army. He explains why the troops were not landed from
the Brooklyn, conformably to the order, issued by the War Department several
weeks ago. According to his view, Fort Pickens can withstand any assault which
may be made by the force now assembled there, or any which is likely to be
Jefferson Davis. He has four months' provisions, and feels himself
fully able to maintain his position and defend himself, without drawing upon the
contingent force at his disposal in the ships of war. In case of an attack,
which is not feared, notwithstanding all the demonstrative display, the troops
could be landed at a signal, just as easily as at this time. The intelligence
was received by telegraph.
AFFAIRS AT KEY WEST,
The Brooklyn has returned from
her trip to Key West for supplies, and had furnished the other vessels of the
fleet with various necessaries. The Commander of
Fort Taylor, at Key West, had
compelled the inhabitants of that place to haul down all their Confederate State
flags, with a polite intimation that two different nationalities could not rule
in the place.
THE TROOPS IN TEXAS.
Another of the transports sent to
Texas to bring away the United States troops—the steamer Coatzacoalcos reached
this port on 11th. She left here on the 16th of March, and arrived at Pass
Cabello Bar on the 21st. She started on her return on the 31st, and touched at
Key West on the 4th inst., where she landed two companies of infantry. Being
unable to obtain water at Key West, she then proceeded to Havana, whence she
sailed on the 6th. She brings one company of infantry and six of cavalry, some
of the latter of which will probably be immediately sent to Washington. The
troops left in Texas, numbering about one thousand, are reported to be in good
health, and abundantly supplied with provisions ; and in view of recent
occurrences, it may now be considered doubtful whether they will be removed.
MESSAGE OF THE GOVERNOR OF
Governor Curtin, of Pennsylvania, on 10th, sent to the Legislature
of that State a special message relative to national affairs, and recommending
the appropriation of half a million dollars for the proper military organization
of the State. He also suggests the establishment of a military bureau at the
Capital, and other modifications of the Militia laws, in order that the State
may be in the most complete state of readiness for any emergency which may
arise. Governor Curtin mentions, incidentally, that he has received a letter
from President Lincoln, in which he states that he has information of a design
to attack Washington.
THE MASSACHUSETTS LEGISLATURE.
The Massachusetts Legislature
adjourned on 11th sine die. During the session It has authorized the Governor to
increase the number of the volunteer militia and to put 2000 troops on a war
footing. It has settled the long disputed boundary question between the State
and Rhode Island ; and has authorized the extension of the Old Colony Railroad
to Newport. These are its principal enactments.
We learn from the Salem (Indiana)
Times that an inhuman wretch, in an adjoining county to Washington, deliberately
plotted the following, by which to put his wife to death. It seems that, to
accomplish his hellish work, it was necessary to employ his own son, a small
boy, to assist him. He set his fence on fire, and instructed his little son to
perpetrate the deed. After he had set the fence on fire he sent the little boy
to the house after his (the boy's) mother, to come and put the fire out, while
he (the father) secreted himself in the woods near by, telling the boy before
this, that while his mother was engaged in extinguishing the fire, to approach
her from behind and set her clothes on fire, which he did, and before she was
aware her clothes were in a blaze, burning them entirely off, and of course
burning her to death. The Times does not state that the inhuman wretch has been
The Legislature of Kansas has
chosen as United States Senators two Republicans, General Pomeroy and James H.
General Sumner has gone to take
charge of the Pacific division, thus superseding General Johnston, who has been
some time in command, and who is a kinsman of Mr. Floyd. Unpleasant reports have
reached here of late of a probable defection in the army there, and of
correspondence carried on between high officers and Jefferson Davis.
Stephen Van Rensselaer, son of
the Patroon of Albany, committed suicide on the 8th inst. at a drinking saloon,
by swallowing laudanum. Naturally of good abilities, having had every advantage
which wealth could furnish, he started in life under the most favorable
circumstances. He was thirty-five years old.
A correspondent of the
Republican says that there is a Revolutionary soldier now living at Ironton,
Iron County, Missouri, named Captain John Hall. "The old hero is now 107 years
of age, and was a few months since enjoying good health. The old man relates
with much pleasure the scenes and exploits which he passed through in those
times that ' tried men's souls.' "
LORD PALMERSTON ON OUR CRISIS.
THE election of a member for
Tiverton, in the room of Lord Palmerston, who had accepted the office of Lord
Warden of the Cinque Ports, took place on the 28th ult. Lord Palmerston offered
himself for re-election, and was returned without opposition.
Lord Palmerston, in returning his
thanks, after alluding to the condition of affairs in England, said:
"There is but one spot in the
political horizon the contemplation of which must inspire us with regret and
uneasiness. I mean those convulsions which are now taking place among our
cousins in North America, leading to a dissolution of the Union of the formerly
United States: It is not for us to judge between the contending parties. It is
not for us to say what ought to be; whether compromises ought to be made by
which the Union may be maintained, or whether it is best for the happiness of
the sections that they should separate, and form respectively different
associations and confederacies. But of this I am sure—every man who hears me,
every British heart, will feel that it is our cordial wish that, whatever may be
the ultimate result of the differences now prevailing, that result may be
brought about by amicable adjustments, and that the world may be saved from the
afflicting spectacle of seeing brothers arming against brothers, and parents
against children, and of seeing that state of social happiness which has
hitherto been the admiration of mankind deformed by disputes, and a country
which has been the scene of peace and industry polluted by the effusion of
THE FIRST STREET-RAILWAY IN
Mr. Train's first piece of
street-railway in London was opened on the 23d of March, and he celebrated the
event with a banquet, at which he delivered one of his characteristic speeches.
SPEECH OF THE EMPEROR.
Napoleon received the address
from the Corps Legislatif on the 23d ult. In returning thanks he said :
"I thank the Chamber for the
sentiments which it expresses toward me, and for the confidence which it places
in me. If that confidence honors
me and flatters me, I think I deserve it from my constant solicitude of only
looking upon questions in a point of view of the real interests of France.
" To live up to the age, to
preserve of the past all that is good, to prepare the future by sweeping off the
path of civilization all the prejudices which obstruct it, or utopias which
compromise it—that is how we shall bequeath calm and prosperous days to our
"Despite the vivacity of the
discussion, I by no means regret to see the great bodies of the State discuss
the difficult questions of foreign policy. The country benefits from it in many
respects. These discussions instruct it without alarming it.
"I shall be always happy, believe
me, to act in concert with you. Issuing from the some suffrage, guided by the
same sentiments, let us mutually aid each other in promoting the grandeur and
prosperity of France."
The speech was received with
enthusiastic cheering, but it is generally regarded as ambiguous.
ATTEMPT TO ASSASSINATE HIM.
The Paris correspondent of the
New York Times says : "The news of the arrest of the famous Blanqui, at the head
of a secret society having for its object the assassination of the Emperor,
quite took Paris by surprise. The day of such enterprises, people had thought,
was past. The attempts of the Italians, before His Majesty went with his army to
Italy, were understood, and, in their view of the case, logical. But an attempt
on His Majesty's life today, and by a Republican, is both illogical and insane.
The Republican party is disorganized and unprepared for resistance to a Regency,
and the Legitimists are powerless and are destined to remain so. No good could
therefore result from such an event, even to the party the assassins wish to
serve. Blanqui and his accomplices will be 'consigned' in the penal colony."
THE ITALIAN PARLIAMENT.
Count Cavour has announced to the
Italian Chamber of Deputies, that the Ministerial programme remains unchanged.
In a speech on the Roman question he claimed that Italy had a right to have Rome
for her capital, but that she must go there with the consent of France. He said
that the union of the temporal and spiritual power was the source of evil.
The discussion of the Roman
question continued in the Italian Chamber of Deputies. The speakers generally
advocated the separation of the temporal from the spiritual power. Several
speakers on the left proposed the simple proclamation of Rome as the capital of
Italy, and calling on Napoleon to withdraw his troops.
Signor Cheaves spoke against the
transfer of the capital of the Kingdom of Italy to Rome.
Count Cavour refuted the
arguments brought forward. He maintained that it was urgent that Rome should be
immediately declared the capital of Italy. The transfer will take place in
consequence of the law adopted by the Chamber without any disturbances. The time
will be fixed by law. We offer the spiritual power of the Pope all guarantees
for its liberty and moral force which a friendly Government can ever give to the
Papacy. I hope public opinion will very soon be disposed for the proclamation,
and that France will agree with us in this matter.
THE EMANCIPATION MANIFESTO.
We have now before us the text of
the manifesto of the Czar, announcing to his subjects the emancipation of the
serfs. His Majesty tells them that on ascending the throne he resolved in all
sincerity to acquire the affections of his subjects of every rank and
condition—" from the warrior who nobly carries arms for the defense of his
country to the humble artisan engaged in works of industry; from the functionary
who pursues the career of the highest employments of the State to the laborer
whose plow furrows the fields." His Majesty proceeds to glance at the
patriarchal relations which have hitherto existed between the peasants and their
proprietors, and to show that, as simplicity of manners has disappeared, the
condition of the serfs has been unfavorably affected. He was convinced,
therefore, that a great amelioration of their lot was a mission to which he was
called by Divine Providence. The steps which have been taken in consulting the
nobility, in forming the Committees, and in considering the various
propositions, are successively detailed; and the mode of emancipation ultimately
agreed to (the substance of which has been given in our columns) is described at
length. The cooperation of the nobility is warmly spoken of in the manifesto.
"Russia," says His Majesty, "will never forget that the noblesse, moved slowly
by their respect for the dignity of man and by the love of their neighbor, have
spontaneously renounced the rights which the serfdom now abolished, had given
them, and have laid the foundations of a new future for the peasants." They are
then called upon to carry out faithfully and conscientiously the regulations
which have been deemed fittest for the great end in view.
The manifesto was read in all the
churches of St. Petersburgh and Moscow on Sunday, the 5th ult., and was followed
by solemn prayers for the preservation of the health and prolongation of the
life of the Emperor. The manifesto and the accompanying regulations are being
sent as rapidly as possible to all the chiefs of departments, proprietors of
land, and communes of peasants throughout the empire. Myriads of copies are, of
course, required, and some weeks, it is said, must elapse before the requisite
number can be distributed.
THE WORK AT SEBASTOPOL.
Colonel Gowen, the American
contractor at Sebastopol, says in a letter, which is published in the London
Times, "My enterprise in clearing the harbor from the sunken fleet is
progressing quite favorably, and I hope to have it entirely completed during the
present year. The harbor is now practically clear of all obstructions, only
eight vessels being left to raise whole." He then details what he has done in
the way of repairs to the English cemeteries, and acknowledges the receipt of a
beautiful gold snuff box from the English Government for his services in this
THE DRUSES AGAIN.
It is stated that the Porte had
consented to the prolongation of the occupation of Syria. The International
Committee at Beyrout had demanded the prompt execution of the condemned Druses.
The Paris papers publish a telegram dated Constantinople, the 13th inst.,
announcing that Prussia and Austria, like France and Russia, had remitted notes
to the Porte, stating the urgent necessity of reforms. On account of the
insurrection in the Herzegovina, and the fears entertained respecting other
Provinces, the Porte had called out 50,000 Itedips. It was also reported that
the Conferences would shortly be resumed at Constantinople, at which a plan will
be submitted and supported by France, Russia, and Turkey, for the creation of an
independent State in Lebanon, governed by Abd-el-Kader, under the protectorate
MURDER OF THE AMERICAN SECRETARY
It is reported from Japan that
Mr. Heustren, the Secretary of the American Legation at Yeddo, had been
murdered. According to one dispatch, the Foreign Ministers had retired to
Kanagawa. Another dispatch says the English and French Ministers had fled to
Yakshama, while the United States Minister remained at Yeddo.
THE SPANISH DESCENT ON SAN
By way of Havana we have received definite intelligence in regard to
the long-whispered-of descent on San Domingo. The Havana papers have at length
spoken, and it is somewhat singular that the very first mention made of the
affair by that press should be the announcement of its consummation. We have the
authority of the Diario de la Marina, of Havana, and the proclamation of
Santana, exPresident of the ex-republic of San Domingo, for the statement that
the Dominican portion of the island has passed once more under the dominion of
the Spanish crown, and is now held by seven thousand bayonets of her Catholic