both forces involuntarily thought and suggested a compromise of local differences, in presence of the great national danger, and through the mediation of Maj. Fairfax Gray; C. S. A., acting under instructions from Lt. View was arranged between the contending chiefs.
however, after sundry notes back and forth, the conferencCaravajal seems to us to be one of life and death, politically speaking, and cannot be compromised.
During the conference Generals Garcia and Caravajal met, Maj. Gray and Lieutenant Neale being present.
Both parties discussed the dispute with earnestness and seeming honesty; but what was said we cannot report, as the Major any from the hearing of the parties, last they should be called upon to decide many delicate little points, where they might have offended one party or the other.
Maj. Gray is a lawyer and a man of the world, therefore particularly discreet in such matters.
When the conference came near its termination, without any favorable re