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TUESDAY, JULIT 13, 1847,
Vol. 5. No. 35.
: THE EYE.
What is ihe little, lurking spell
That hovers round the eye ?
Without a voice, a word can tell
The; feelings as they fly. '
"When tearless, it can speak of wo;
"When weeping still the same;
Or in a moment catch the glow
Of thoughts without a name.
Can beam with pity on the poor
With anger on the proud;
Can tell that it will much endure,
Or flash upon the crowd!
Now brightly raised, or now depressed
With every shade of feeling
It is the mirror of the breast
The thought, the soul revealing !
Oh ! tones'are false, and words are weak
The tutored slaves at call;
The eye, the eye alone can speak,
Unfettered, tell us all !
Dick Trot and Ills Yankee Clock.
"Well, sir," said Dick to me one day,
"about five yea r3 or better ago, I bought a
wooden clock from a Yankee pedlar nam-
ed Tom Jones, who used to travel through
this country, droppin' one at almost eve
ry, house. - 'T was the last one he had,
and I paid him fifteen dolbrs for it. She
was a perfect goer of a clock and then
such a beauty! Her little, squatty, dum
py fi gu r' dressed out in her painted case,
just filled my eye exactly to a gnat's heel.
I sot her on the racntle shelf, so I might
allers see her. Her little penjun would
swing back'ards and for'ards pickin' at a
preper rate. Thar she'd roll it, pickin'
day after day, and week after week, dead
bent on keepin up with the sun, and de
termined that nary time piece in the set
tlement should get ahead of her. She'd
dig at the hours, never stoppin' to catch
breath, butjist firin' away in admirable
style. I'd wind her up of nights, and
then go to bed, puttin' every confidence in
her, and bein' perfecily satisfied that she'd
do her duly faithfully, although I wasn't
watchin' her, and wouldn't allow the sun
to be up before she'd put her hand to the
hour for sunrise. And, then, sir, when
I'd be restless and couldn't sleep, or when
I was sick, then what company she was
to me. To be shure, she couldn't talk to
me jistcall me by name that's all.
Though sometimes she'd say Dick,' so
plain I'd look up at her, and almost ex
'pect her to lead off a regular built chat.
-Well, sir, she coutiuued lobe good for
five years, and my heart's delight.' In
' fact, I may say that she hilt no longer
than that, but 'twas about that time she be
gun monstrously to exemlle old Dave
Wilson's wife you know how she was?"
'Can't say I do, exactly."
"Why, sir, I thought you know'd.
Old Dave used to say that his wife was a
charmin' eretur; one of the best of wo
men; that he didn' believe from old Mo
ther Eve down to the present generation,
a better woman ever throwed a petticoat
over" her head. To be sure, he said she
had her ways; (here Dick snutlled an imi
tation cf old Dave, whom I knew very
well;) she would have her ways and such
ways she did have ! Well, sir, my clock
got" to be the same way; some of her
works got outen fix; and for spite she
done as she blambed pleased. Strike!
yes, sir, she did, like all dignation ! She d
take a notion to bugle off sometimes, and
ring in on them wires one hundred and
fifty times. At first I was tickled at it.
and would set and laugh at her for bein'
such a fool as to be cuttin' up them ex
trays, what didn't hurt nobody but her
self. But at lust I begun to get tired of
suc h foolery. It seemed to me, whenev
er I had a tough job before me, and want
ed to study it out, or when I was right
sleepy, then she'd pick her chance to
come them big licks. I put up with it a
long time: didn't do nothing to her; and
lhort by letting her have her fun out, she
might get tired of it herself, after awhile.
-But she didn't; she still hilt on stouter 'an
;ever. On last Saturday, I went up here
to muster, an as I allcrs have done on such
occasions, tuck ray the r too much of the
tech-me-Iightly. When I got hum, I
thort the best place for me was in bed
- so, to sleep off the boozy, I pu!!s off and
.gets in bed, but no sooner did my head
iech the pillar than up starts the clock
ch-r-r-ring. I determined to nut a ston
to any such capers that night. I got up I
loaded my old musket, tuck a cheer and I
. tct down right atore her.
"Now. old lady," sez I, "yer aiter the
tpitc game agin, ate ye? Jist go on cf
ye like it; but dar' to strike a hundred
this time, and ding me ef ye don't ketch
it! My threats didn't skcer her one bit;
she struck away, 'peared like livlier than
; ever. She went so pearly, she soon got
up to ninety ninety one two three
-four five 6ix "I see yegwyin' it,'
scz I, and I cocks the old musket
dv-r-r-ring I puts it to my shoulder j
rn-r-r-nug i takes my nghi cli-r-r-rmg
. I lavs my -finger on the trigger - j
c h-r-r-ring, scz she stouter than ever, and ,
mi starving wnh another rh-r-r when
I flames away, and in half a seckin' finds
myself flat on my back,-in the middle of
the floor. - . '.
As I picked myself up, I heard the
old lady still gain' it; and darn me, if she
didn't strike fifty times more, although
twenty-five buckshot took effect all among
her countenance, and both of her hands
were taken smooth off. I han't wound
her up sence: for with the pluck'she's got,
there's no knowin' what she might do ef
she had a chance. She's without excep
tion the best game I ever seed."
Moral. Although it raav be weir to
"take time by the forelock," yet it would
be better not to do so rashly.
From the National Intelligencer.
We were thrown quite into x flutter
yesterday by receiving in our bag from
the Post Office the following letters from
the Public's old friend Major Jack Dow
ning, who seems to have written it to us
for the purpose of communicating to the
Public, in his plain way, some views of
President Polk I'ounz Hickory, as he
delights to call him which that distin
guished functionary had not thought neces
sary to confide to his most confidential
friends before he met with the Major.
On board the Steamboat on Long Island
Sound, bound to Connecticut and
Dewn East, June28, 1847.
Mr. Gales & Seaton :
My Dear old Friends : I and Mr.
Buchanan and the rest of us overtook the
President last night at York, where we
found him prety well tuckered out, hav
ing got througli with all his birds-egging
in that everlastin ' great city, andjready to
push on this morning down East. I was
going to write a line to friend Richie, as
he's the Government Editor, as soon as I
could ketch up with the President, and
let him know how the old gentleman
stood the journey. But I happened to
look into your paper, and I see brother
Ingersoll, of Philadelphia, sends his let
ters to you. This puzzled me a little at
first, because I knew, he was on Mr.
Richie's side." But I looked along, and I
see he called your paper a "powerful jour
nal ;" and then the thought struck me
that I had read somewhere that "there's a
power behind the throne greater than the
throne itself." Well, thinks I, that In
gersoll is a cunning feller, but he ain't
going to get ahead of me. If hewrites to
the power behind the throne, I will .too.
So if Mr. Richie complains, and says I
ought to wrote to him, I wish you would
just smooth it over to him, and tell him
when the old ship gets on 'tother track,
and his paper gets on behind, I'll write to
. As I had come right on from Mexico
the shortest cut, and had brought a letter
from Gineral Scott to the President, as
soon as we got to York I run right up to
the tavern where he stopped to give him
ihe letter. Folks told mc. he was at the
Astor House that great tavern made out
of hewed stone. So I went up, and went
in, and asked one of the waiters if Colonel
Polk put up there t
"Is it Jemmy Polk ye mane ; Young
Hickory, the President I" says he.
"Sartin," says I.
"Yes," says he, "he's here ; up stairs
in his room."
Says I, "Show me his chamber as
quick as you can ; I must see him."
"You can't see him to-night," says he;
"Yor.ng Hickorv is tired out, and can't
see nobodv at all at all. Wrhy wasn't ve
on hand in the Governor's room if ye
wanted to see him ? All the boys had a
Says I, "that's nothing to the pint ; I
was on the road from Washington then,
and I'm going to see the Prcsidenfto-night
if I have to go through the stone walls ol
this house for it."
Then along came Mr. Stulson: and
says he. "Patrick, what's Ihe row here ?"
"Here's a feller getting wrathy," says
Patrick, "because I won't let him go up to
the President's room."
At that Mr. Stutson turned round to
me, and, as soon as he see me, he ketched
hold of my hand, and, says he, "Major
Downing, I am very happy to see youJ-
I'll show you right up to the President's
room myself. I'm sorry you wasn't here
before. We've had some very pleasant
tea-parties since the President's been
here." . . :
When I got into the President's cham
ber he wa3 laying down on the bed to
rest, and looking as tired as a rat that had
been drawed through forty knot-holes.
But, as soon as he see me, he jumped up,
looking rather wild, and says he, "Major
Downing, how are ye ? I did'nt think
of seeing you back from Mexico as soon
as this. How does things go on there
now!";. ' ' -. ; 1
Says I, "Colonel, they' don't "go on
hardly at all. .They are waiting for more
help. Scott and Taylor boih are grow
ing rather red and angry to ihink yoii
should chuck 'em away into the middle
of Mexico there and then not , send 'era
help to fight the way out again. And it
seems to me. Colonel, vou do hold back
in this business a little too much. ;f If you
donl send 'cm help pretty, soon, them
guerillas will est our Uttfeanni..all
"Why, Colonel" says I, "if this war had
come on in the time of the old Gmeral,
my oiu menu memory, ne would a nan
them Mexicans half whipped to death by
this time. But here's a letter from Scott,
to tell ye what he thinks about the busi
ness. I come on post-haste to bring it.
He says he won't stir from Puebla till
you send on more men to take the place
of all them that's coming home."
. The President took the letter and read
a few lines, and threw it down upon the
table ; and, says he, "It's no use ; Scott
may grumble and growl as much as he's
a mind to. but it's no use. This war is
a concern of my own getting up, for my
own use, and I shall manage it jest as I
please." Says he, "Major Downing,
there's reason in all things. I don't want
them Mexicans whipped too last, especial
ly when them upstart Generals gel all the
glory of it. When I found Taylor was
swellin up too large, I meant to a stopped
him at Monterey and draw off a part of
his glory on to Scott. But that Taylor
is a headstrong chap, a dangerous man.
He overstepped his duty and blundered
on to that victory at Bueua Vista, that sot
every thing all in a blaze. I shan't over
look it in him very soou. If the selfish
creature had only let Santa Anna given
him a handsome licking there, we might
a had peace in a little while, for I had
things all arranged with Santa Anna to
wind the business right up in such a way
that we mifrht each of us have made a
handsome plume out of it. But that un-
pardonable Taylor must cut and slash a-
round with his handful of men, untutored
voluuteers, that I thought were as harm-
less as a flock of sheep, and contrive, by
that awful blunder at Buena Vista, to
pour all the fact into the fire.
"Well, then, Scott has'nt behaved
much better. He's licked the Mexicans
too fast by a great sight, and is swellin
himself up in the eyes of the people
shamefully. I thought if I could a sent
Col. Benton on there, lie would a squeezed
the glory out of both of 'em in a little
whifc, and settled 'cm down so they
would'nt a been dangerous. But that
vagabond Senate would'nt let me do it.
That was too bad, Major, when them two
Generals were attracting all the glory that
belonged to me, that the Senate would'nt
let mc do any thing to offset them. But
I'll let 'era know that Young Hickory
is'ntto be beat any more than Old Hick
ory was. I've sent Mr. Trist on to look
after matters, and to see that the armies
dont go too fast ; for I'm determined Scott
and Taylor shan't whip the Mexicans
any faster than is prudent. All the glory
ihat's to come out of this war fairly be
longs to me, and I'll have it."
"But," says I, "Colonel, you are a go
ing to send on more men, ain't you ? Or
what are you going to do ? How are
you going to wind the business up ?
SaA s he, I'm too tired to talk over my
plans to-night. But there's no need of
your going right back to Mexico yet.
Mr. Trist is there, and I can trust him to
look after matters, and you better jump
into the boat with us in the morning and
take a trip down East, and we can talk
the subject over at our leisure." .
About five o'clock in the morning the
President rattled away at my door and
waked me out of a sound sleep; and, when
he found I was'ntup, says he, "Major
you must be spry, or you'll be too late,
for we're off at six."
I was up and dressed about the quick
est, a:ul went out, and fact, there was a
quarter of a mile of soldiers, all ready to
escort us to the boat. And down we
went, through whole streets full of men
and women, and boys and gals, of all sorts
and sizes, some running and crowding,
and some hollering and hurrahing, and in
a few minutes we were aboard the steam
boat, and the bell rung, and the steamer
pufled, and off we went on the Sound to
wards Connecticut. ,
The President had a little room all to
himself, and he made me go right in with
him, and he sot down in an easy chair,
and put his feet upon another, and says
he, "Major, I'm glad to get out of the
crowd again ; we'll take a few hours of
rest and comfort on this voyage. This
being President, Major, is mighty hard
work ; but after all, I : like it. I've had a
glorious time of it in New York. Every
body was runningafter me, and it seems
as though I had seen every thing. I feel
as though I had lived through a whole
year in these three days, and I don't be
lieve any body ever received . more hon
ors in so short a space of time in this
country." . , ;
"Well," says I, "Colonel, it seems to
me a pity you told the folks at Baltimore
the other day that you should retire when
this term was up. You might go two
terms, as Old Hickory did, jest as well as
not. you are so popular."
At that he gave me a tuck in the ribs
and a sly wink, and says he, "Major, dont
you understand that ? Telling of 'em I
should'nt stand another; term is jest the
right way to make 'era more fierce to
have me. . Don't, you know Anthony
said Cesar refused the crown three limes
jest so as to be more sure, of having it
placed on his head ? And jest see how
Santa Anna is working it now in Mexico.
When he gets .pretty .near run down.aqd
Jehb ering in the wind and nothjjito.etaad j
' upon, he sends in his resignation, with a
! long patriotic speech about shedding tne
last drop ol blood lor his country, and an
that, and the Deoole refuse to receive his
resignation, and cry out lony live Santa
Anna !' and away he goes again and , naya s admmistrauon has been summarily guerrillas still offer a strong resistance.
drums up another army of soldiers. j abrogated by Santa Anna, in deference, as It was said that they had destroyed tha
"But, to tell the truth, Major," says j be says, to public opinion. This has led National Bridge, but such is not the case;
he, "when I made that remark at Balti- to the resignation of Senor Baranda, who j they barricaded the bridge with heavy
more I had some little notion of retiring, was not consulted a- to the repeal of the trees to prevent the train from passing-.
Our party was so cut up, things looked ; measure. Senor Lafragua was then nom- but no damage was done to it. Thcra
rather dark ahead, and 1 find this Mexi- firmed in his place as head of the State were a number killed and wounded oa
can war something of a bother after all. ' Department, but this appointment gave both sides, and the Americans finally uc
Taylor and Scott commit so manv blun- dissatisfaction to the puros, who remon-' ceeded in opening a free passage,, and
ders, I had really then some notion of re
tiring when this term is up. But since I
got along to New Yoik, , things seem to
look brighter. I'm popular, Major : I
know I am. I shonld'nt be surprised if
the Whigs made a demonstration in my
favor yet. They seemed very fond of
me in New York ; and so did every body,
every body you could mention ; even the
market-women "took me by the hand and
called me young Hickory, and gave mc
lots of fruit. There, do you see that
pineapple on the table there ?" says he.
"That was given me at the Fultan marke
as we were going over to Brooklyn on
Saturday. Cutaway, Major, and help
yourself to it ; it's a nice one. And here's
a paper of most excellent tobacco," says
he, "that was presented to me at the same
time. You go into the pineapple and I'll
go into the tobacco, and then we'll have
i a little more talk about the war."
Jest as we got cleverly under way they
sung out aboard the boat for the passen-
gers to get ready for landing. ' So I must
cut my yarn off here for the present:
but likely as not you'll hear from ine a-
?ain. Your old friend.
MAJOR JACK DOWNING-
VIRTUE OF SORROW
Behold yon grotto, where the drooping
Are crystalized to columns by long years;
So shall thy sorrows, child of mighty
Bear up like pillars for thy souls relief.
INTERESTING FROM MEXICO.
FROM THE X. O. PICAYUNE OF JCXE 25.
The steamship Palmetto arrived last
evening from Vera Cruz, having sailed
on the 18'.h instant. " '
Although we are not in possession of
letters from Mr. Kendall, we have advices
upon which we place every reliance as to
the movements of Gen. Scott. An: ex
press from Puebla, by the route of Cor
dova, had arrived at Vera Cruz, announ
cing "that Gen. Scott commeuced his
march upon the city of Mexico on the
lGth instant. "
We hear not a word more in regard to
the overtures for peace said to have been
made to Gen. Scott. That he marched
on the JGth we have no doubt. . -
Another express had arrived at Vera
Cruz from Jalapa, which announced that
all the sick had left there on the 1 5th inst
for Perote, under a small escort. Col.
Childs was to leave the following day
with all the garrison. Gen. Shields would
accompany him. The road between Ja
lapa and Puebla is represented as free j
from guerilla parties of any kind. j
About one thousand troops left Vera i
Cruz on the 17th instant, under the com
mand of Major Gen. Pillow, to join the
army of Gen. Scott.
By the express from Jalapa we have no j
intelligence of Gen. CadwaUder, as the j
rider came by a circuitous route to avoid
the predatory parties on the road.
By tliis arrival we have received pa
pers from the city )f Mexico of the 6th,
7th, 8th, and 9th of June. Our previous
files camn down to the 29th nl M;jv. The
intermediate dates we have not vet re-1
ceived. W e have only had time to glance
hastily at the papers before us, from ;
which we flean the followinor;
Santa Anna still remains in power.
His resignation, we presume, was wilh-
drawn ; for it is intimated that a majoritv
of Congress was anxious to accept it. !
His administration, inconsequence of this
feeling in Congress, has entirely changed
its policy, and thrown itself into the arms j
ofthewwros. One great section of the
puros, however, is not conciliated oy tins
movement ; the adherents of Gomez and
- - t
Gen. Almonte still continue their opposi-
tion to the Administration. Senor Rejon, '
the former friend of Farias, is said to be j
the main support of Santa Anna's admin-
istiation, although he holds no public of-1
fice. He is denounced as a man wilhout
principle, a trucklef, &e. j
It is represented that opinions were j
never more divided in the capital than at J
present. N o party seems to have decided
upon what course to take. At one time
the puros and the moderados appear in
clined to unite upon a dissolution of Con
gress, and leave every thing in the hands
of Santa Anna ; and then again the puros
talk of recalling the absent members of
their party, and of having a working ma
joritv to carry their measures. In the
mean time a quorum oi Congress cannot
ne cuuecwa. ji we can give no imejugi-
bit account cf thi design: cf parties : and
the Government, it is because such confu-
sion and anarchy never belore existed in
t me cuy 01 .uexico, oy uie auunssion 01
An important financial measure of A -
strated against it. l ne resuu was no;
Gen. Almonte was still in prison, nor
! are we able lo learn anv thin more defi
nite as to the nature of his offence, his
trial not having yet come on.
The State of Chihuahua voted unani
mously for Gen. Santa Anna for Presi-
dent. This is the only additional State the ( citizens of Milford township. On the
vole of which is given in the papers be- ! evening previous to the third, a liberty
fore us. The votes were to be opened p0ie vv-as erected bearing aloft the star
on the 15th of June. Our impression is spangled banner, floating on its glorious
that Congress will have to make choice and ample folds, "E Pluribus Unum" and
between the two highest candidates, as no cheering the bosom of the American as
one will probably receive a majority of he responded to the generous sentiment,
all the votes. On various occasions Con-( At an early hour a National salute was
gross has displayed great respect for Gen. ( fircd, and the day ushered in by the wav
Herrcra, which leads lo the opinion that . ng 0f plumes, and other demonstrations
he will b2 chosen. , of lively joy. At ten o'clock the Milita-
Wc find no mention made of the ry, com'nianded by Capt John A. Baker,
measures taken for the defence of the cap- ; formed,' and after "passing through a nura
ital. The papers say that Gen. Scott ! DCr of evolutions, proceeded to the Grove,
pretenJed to his troops that he would j followed by a large number of ladies and
march in'.o Mexico on the 15th of June, citizens, when the Declaration of Inde
but that this was a mere boast lo keep up j pendence wa3 read, and an Oration de
the spirit of his men ; that he was in j livercd by II. B. Barnes, Esq. Henry
no condition to move, lacking reinforce- i Shaff beinz appointed President of the
The Government is urged by letters
from Puebla and its vicinity to fall upon
Scott, now he is weak, and crush him.
Thev sav he has really but a little over
5,000 men, though he pretends to have
7,000. They seem to dread lest Gen.
Taylor should proceed to join Gen. Scott.
The propositions which Mr. Inst is
authorized lo make are said by the Mex
icons to be that each Republic shall name
ihree commissioners to discuss the claims
of the United States, and that, if Mexico
will not consent to this, then the war is
to be prosecuted.'
We find in the Republicano of the 7th
instant a long despatch from the Secretary
of War to Gen. Scott, dated the 30th of
April. It informs him that, by the end of
June, the President supposes Gen. Scott
will have twenty and (Jen. Taylor ten
thousand men under their respective com
mand. It asks for the views of Gen. Scott
on various questions suggested, and gives
him dircc:icns how to operate with disaf
fected Mexican States. The Republicano
regards this latter portion as very im
portant, but pronounces the Secretary's
representations as to the number of troops
to be in the field utterly false. How this
letter was intercepted we are not informed.
On the afternoon of the Cth instant San-
' ta Anna reviewed at Tcalpan the troops
from the South ol Mexico, under Alvarez.
This General's command had not all ar
rived, but it was expected to reach 8,000
men in a few days.
j Gen. Scott appears to preserve perfect
j discipline among his troops at Puebla.
1 lie ;If.ICUIl3 uumn mo uiuiunu)
though letters are published complaining
of our excesses in general terms. The
case of a New York volunteer i3 men
tioned, who was tried by a court martial
for assailing a woman with a view of
robbing her of a silver crucifix.
The casting of a piece of
a piece ol cannon ai
Toluca on the 2J inst. is formally men
tioned. J We have thus glanced at the papers
j before us, but will recur to them again,
and should they contain any thing of im
portance, lay it before our readers.
The Palmetto touched at Tampico on
the20th. The only thincr which gave
animation to ihe town appears to be the
!ri t ! i r"i. -
alarms wnicn irequenuy occur, x n
Louisiana regiment stationed at Tampic.
ny have died and thurc are yet many sick
not less than 150 accounts say. Not
more than 180 men are reported fit fr
service, and yet this is the only regiment
tloin clut JZciziforccnicnLs li&vc been
From the Vera Cruz newspaper called
the Sol de Anuhunc of the 17th ultimo
the New Orleans Times gleans the fol
lowing information relative to the com-
munication from Vera Cruz with the in-'
"The communications with the interior
are entirely cut off, and consequently the"
news received from the places beyond the
line occuoied by the American forces, as
well as well as those within the line
which ought to be in constant connexion
with ihis place, is extremely meager.
1 he cause ol this insulated state appears
to be exclusively the great fears enter
tained on account of the numerous guer
rilla parties which traverse the roads.
"Our latest news from Puebla was re
ceived aboul three days ago, from which
we learn that Gen. Worth had already
commenced opening a great wagon road
irom rueoia to l uspan, wmcri it is ex
pected will be soon ready for use, the
WOr& beicg carried on with great vigor.
;This 'confirms the reported project ct re -
moving the Government depot and tha
j United states army to luspan.
"Concerning the last train which left
with specie and provisions for the Lnited
; States army, we cau only say that tha
nave conunueu meir marcn. These ar
the only facts which we have learned ; all
other reports are mere rumors.
Celebration at Ccbnart$burgh
The celebration of our National Jubi
lee on the 3d inst, reflected honor on tha
'lav. John Critchfield, William Ilanna
and Jonas Younkin, Vice President. J.
A. Baker and John Knable, Secretaries.
A procession was formed, and in regular
order marched bacic to uwn, wncre a
I splendid dinner was prepared by Col.
jonn W.eller, of which all partook. The
cloth being removed, the table was re
plenished with cold water, wilh which
we drank the following toasts, amid Lie
thundering of musketry, the rumbling
sound of martial music, and the loud
huzzas of the assembled multitude.
1st. George Washington first President
of the United States, the defender of
justice, the founder of liberty, and the
friend of man.
2nd. The signers of the Declaration of
Independence may the tree of liberty
waive over their departed bodies for
ever. 3d. Education the tyrants dread, . tha
4th. The President of the United States.
5th. The Governor of Pennsylvania.
6th. The heads of Department of State.
7th. The Declaration of Independence.
8th. The Navy of ihe United States
the rifislrcss of the seas.
9th. The liberty of the Press the pow
er by which freemen preserve their
10th. The Army the conquering power
that holds despots in subjection.
1 1th. Internal Improvements the source
12th. The star spangled banner "forev
er. float that standard sheet."
13th. The ladies Heavens best gift to
By Levi Pile. Gen. Z. Taylor, the
master spirit of the army; his brow is
now wreathed with laurels of never fa
By George Sulcr. Gen. Scott, the
hero of the late war; his career has been
marked wilh a series of victories, but that
of Vera Cruz caps the climax.
By John Weller. Commodore Con
ner, commander of our Naval forces on
the Gulf, may he maintain the honor of
ihn stars and stripes.
By Joseph Mull. The brave spirits
who have fallen by Mexican injustice;
may their memory be cherished by every
By John Dull. President Polk; his
actions toward Gen. Taylor, prove him to
be a desperate sychophan, trying to crip
ple honest worth.
By Alexander Faidly.- Gen. Santa
Anna, the pride of the Mexican Repub
lic; the man who never runs, only when
he has too. -
By David Putnam. Generals Worth
and Twigs, always ready for any emer
gency, and perfectly willing to end all
that thev begin.
By Joseph Sipc. The Declaration of
Independence; a master production of hu
By John Rupp. Henry Rink; a na
nalive of Somerset county, his bones are
now bleaching on Mexican soil, but his
spirit is with him who gave it. Peace to
By Ephratm Speicher. -Our Army iri
Mexico, the pride of the Sates, and .the
very b'hoys for Mexican Rancheros.
By Jacob Critchfield. The ladies; al
ways interested in the celebration of our,
national jubilcps; may they continue n
grace every effort of the kind with their
Bv H. V, . II ines. The founders of
the American Republic; with it alone, let
1 By Tohn CrikhclJ. C. Z. Taylor,