the hand of Mr. Wise, promptly responded to by Mr. Cilley through Gen. Jones of Wisconsin.
The weapons selected by Mr. Cilley were rifles; ulty in procuring a rifle, and asked time, which was granted; and Gen. Jones, Mr. Cilley's second, tendered him the use of his own rifle; but,it was suspended to give room for explanation.
Mr. Wise remarked—Mr. Jones, these gentlemen have come here without animosity towards each ot not to be drawn into any controversy with Colonel Webb.
This is Mr. Jones' version; Mr. Wise thinks he said, My friend refuses to disclaim of opinion as to him.
After consultation, Mr. Wise returned to Mr. Jones and said, Mr. Jones, this answer leaves Mr. Graves precisely in tMr. Jones, this answer leaves Mr. Graves precisely in the position in which he stood when the challenge was sent.
Another exchange of shots was now had to no purpose, and another attempt at recnded, Mr. Graves expressed a wish to see him, and was answered by Mr. Jones—My friend is dead, sir!
Colonel Webb first heard of the diffic
under the heads of Cleared, Arrived, Disasters, To mariners, Spoken, Whalers, Foreign Ports, Domestic Ports, Passengers sailed, Passengers arrived, it presents daily a mass and a variety of facts, which do not astound us, only because we see the wonder daily repeated.
Nor is the shipping intelligence a mere catalogue of names, places and figures.
Witness these sentences cut almost at random from the dense columns of small type in which the affairs of the sea are printed:
Jones, (of Boston,) Hodgden, London 47 days, chalk to E. S. Belknap & Sons.
Aug. 14, lat. 50° 11′, lon. 9° 20′, spoke ship Merensa, of Boston, 19 days from Eastport for London.
Aug. 19, signalized a ship showing Nos. 55, 31, steering E. Aug. 20, signalized ship Isaac Allerton, of New York.
Sept. 1, spoke Br. Emerald, and supplied her with some provisions.
Sept. 13, lat. 43° 36′, lon. 49° 54′, passed a number of empty barrels and broken pieces of oars.
Sept. 13, lat 43°, long 50° 40′,