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By T Wursdaytj's Mail.
Corrispondence of the Baltimore Patriot.
ANNFXATION OF TEXAS.
WAssirsoTos. Jan. 25, 1845.
IHouse.-Ater an explanation by Mr
Adams relative t6 his remarks of yester.
Mr Saunders inoved that the House re
solve itself into Committee of the Whole
for the purpose of resuming the Texas de
Mir. Stevens, of Gn., being entitled to
the floor, arose and delivered an animated
and able speech. He was in favor of
annexation, and would go for the hill in
troduced by Mr. Brown, of Tennessee,
which does not assune the Texas debt.
and which settles the question of slavery.
He would not, however, as other gen
tlemen said they would do, go for any
measure of annexation, if he thought the
sole object of the measure was to extend'
slavery, and *9ould have that effect, he
would go against it. It would not, how
ever, make one more slave than were
existing now ; so that by adlmituiog Texas;
there is no extention of slavery.
Some further debate by several members
took place. when.
As the hour of 2 o'clock approached. the
members began to come in, and when the
discussion ceased, there was a filler
H1ouse than has been present at any time
heretofore d.uring the session. The galle
ries were also crowded to excess. and so
full was the one appropriated to the ladies,
that many of them were forced to take
lodgment among the gentlemen.
At 2 o'clock the Committee proceeded
to vote upon the proposition subtmitted by
Air. Owen, of Indiana, and accepted by
Mr. Douglass, of Illindis. as a modifica
-tion of his own. It does not assume the
Texas debt, and directs that there be
formed forthwith one Slave State,.the
balance of the Territory to be divided
hereafter into thrce or more States, in*
Which slavery shall exists or not, as the
people there may deterini-e.
The vote stood-Ayes 96. Nays 107.
The proposition of Mr. Weller, of Ohio,
k-as then up, which erects Texas into a
.State without anything being said about
slavery, and this grvernmeut to assume
the Texas debt tothe amount of 810,000,
15everal amendments were ofiered and
The amendment of Mr. lilton Drown,
of Tenessee- was then read, wbich pro.
vides 'forone s1atve State, and four others
to be erected hereater, in which it shall
exist or not, south or the Alissouri cort.
promise line, as the pe6ple in each of them
May determine. The Texas debt not to
be assumed, but to be paid out of the pro
ceeds of the publte lands.
A t the suggestino of Mr. Douglass, of Il
linois. Air. Drown mtoditied his proposi
tion. so as to exclude slavery north of .the
Aiissouri Compromise Line.
The atmendment was adopted.-Yeas
Jo9, Nays 99.
The original proposition as amended
-was ihen adopted.-Yyes 110, N;ty 08.
Chairman reported Mr. brown's proposi.
tion to the House.
Mr. Uave Johrson, of Tenn.. moved
the previoius'questibn, and he hoped no
further debate would take place, and .that
the 190u'se wottld put ad. end alionce to
the distracting question.
The vote on seco.neintg the previous
questiotn stood ayes 107. nays 07.
So there was a seconitd.
The Speaker then put the question:
"Shall the maitt questittt he ntow put."
Mlr. Biritnkerhof, of Ohio demanded the
yeas atnd nays, which were ordercd, antd
stood; ayes 113; nay< 108.
So it was tdeterminted that. -the main
-queetion should be out. It was on cotn
curretnce itn the amentdmtent ndopted by
the Comtmittee of~ the Whtole, bteintg the
proposition submitted by Mr. Milton, of
Tennessee, to annex Texas.
On mtotion of Mlr. Vinton; of Ohio, the
yeas and bays were otdered, and the
amentdment was decided in the afimhative
-ayes 118, nays 101.
The vote was thent taketn by yeas and
.nays on the engrossmient of the resolution
ue-es 119, nnys 97.
The resututiutns havintg been read a
third time4 attd being put tupotn their final
passage, they ni ere passetd. The vote was
taket by yeas and nays; and stood-ayes
129, nays 90.
A tmotiotn was then made to reconsider
the foregoing vote which .'t as rejected.
Tte H-ouse then agreed to the resolu
-tione, and at 4 o'clock adjourned.
From the Mtobil Herald, Jaitary 22.
LATE FROM M EXICO-SANTA ANNA
CA PTUR ED.
The schooner Sarah Ann, at - New Orleans,
- n Sunday frott Tanmpico, brought diates thence
or the 14th, with the intelligence that a destruc
tive battle htad,beent fought and Santa Annta
captured. *Frotm ant extra of the Picayotne, we
get the following sumaary of the principal
.events-prvio~usly to the battle :
To make the narrative more intelligible, we
go back to the 1st instant,-when Santa Anita I
was at the village ofAyottia, a few miles south- it
east of the capitol On the march from Hue
huetoca to this point he is said to have 1ast over
- 2000 men by desertion, attdfreom want ofresour
ces to pay his remaining troops extensive dis
affectbotn existed among them. To encourage
this spirit, atid to enable those itnclitned to de
sert his st-ndardl to do so with safety, General
.Bravei sallied forth from the capitol on the 1st at
the head of 3000 picked men to harraus the ty
.tant int his operatiet, but wvithtont offering him
battle. At the same ime, Congress issued a
-d'ecree by which it was ordered that all officers
.under- Sante Afma should be depriv-ed of their
commissions, and be incapable ot ever after
holding ohe--irr -the Mexican servIce, unt'es,
-withitveight days. they gave .in their adhesion
to the- Acting Governmewnt. This, of course,
increased the progress of disorganizition in the I
tyrants forces, apd .hie was rorced to meiastures
of extremnerteity te checke it. Finding all de
*nonstrationuSgainlst the capital astless, anid
1iaving accomptished nothing by intri'gues and!
maChmattioshe no6w directed his march upon
Pueblas, wiiktineview to carry that city. before
the-forces of the(bovernment should be concen-'
trated by ths .amuvab.of General .Paredes from
-Queretaro. at the head of .700 troops, and of
Gen. G;utzman with.abott1000 nen. -Ptebla
had been pint in a complete -state -of defenee,
anid ste commnandanit was cortfident df his abil
ity is hold ont against Saints 'Anha until the
complete concenitrationl of the Government for
ees. Troops of cavalry, too, were organized
In theoties of .lacaia. Huaxnmntla, Orizaba
icrote and Jalapa, with a view to apprehend,
ants Ana. should he be forced to fly.
The next news is the following copy'of a let
Or in the Tropic and Bee.
TAMrIco, Jan. 14th, 1845.
P. S. Dates from Mexico to the 9th arrived
ast night by express. A desperate battle had
aken place on the plains of Apan, lietween
Santa Annit on one side and Bravo and Parades
in the other. who was captured while attempt
ng io escnpe-500 are reported to be killed.
Gen. Paredes had been despatched by Bravo
in pursit after routed troops. while Braio him
self was on his march back to Mexico with his
august prisoner. This is all I have time to
wt ite you. -T-. T
The news ofthi battle (says the Picayuane,)
is somewhat doubtfd; at any rate there must
the some error in the date. Capt. Davidson
says that he sailed from Tampico on the morn
ing of the 13th, and made 195 miles thatday by
be log. He further states that the ThatbAme
in from Mexico on Sunday the 12th and the la
test news it brought from Mexico on thb 4th.
He likewise spoke with his consignee the morn
ing he sailed. who assured him there was no
later news in, town, The letter announcing
the battle says news to the 9th had beeh recei
ved by express from Mexico. Capt. Davidson
himself puts no confidence in this. We have
no means ourselves of forming any opinion on
The Ne*.Orleans Picayune mentions
a rumor in that city that Santa Anna had
arrived in Natchitoches, in Louisiana, and
thrown himself on the protection of the au
thorities. It does not believe the report.
The Senate of Virginia have refused to
talce up and consider the resoition of the
House of Delegates, to go into the election
of U. S. Senatur.-Ib,
Pennsglvania.-Francis 1i. Shunk was
inauauraled in Harrisburg, as Governor of
Pennsylvania, on Tuesday last.-lb.
rio Jersey.-Charles C. Stralbii, ihe
first Governor elected by the poople of
New-Jersey under tie hew constitution,
was inaugurated at Trenton on Tudsdiy
The ceremonial took place in the Senate
Chamber. The oatb of office was admin
istered by John C. Smallwood, P-esident
of the Sente.-lb.
Correspondence of the Mobile Register.
TUSCALOOSA, Jan. 7.
Mr. Phillips, from the committee on
federal relations to whom sundry matters
of national concern had been referred,'
made a learned report which is too long to
be incorporated in this letter. I send you
the resolutions which accompanied the
report, and which were unanimously
adopted. as was also the report:
Be it resolved by the Senate and House
ol Representatives of the State of Alaba
ma in General Assembly convened, They
they regard the proposition of Missacho
setts to amend the constitution, and her
constitution, and her declaration that this
was necessary to the stability and perma
neuce ofuahe Union, as a determination that
she is both reaAy and willing to dissolve
our political conpact.
That .the federal constitution resulted
from a compact between the several States
and is founded in compromise - r
'Thai the question o vepresentaltin *as
adjusted by the conventioti upon equitable
principles, and that Alabama will neither
relinquish this right on the request of one
State, nor at the bidding of any greater
number. [The right here referred to is
the representation of three-ffJY of slaves
und free persons of color, as granted to the
slai'e holditig States by the Constitutioni.]
Resolveil, That the repeal of the 25 rule
by the present congress, w as a weak and
truculent submission to thbe spirit of fanat
icismi. That it adds another atid impor
tant triumph to the faction which, now for
feited in the walls of legislation, may
dspatch its fiery arrows over every ecc
'ion of our conifederamcy.
That we sympathise with the patriotic
tpiirit of the legislature of Sooth Caiolina,
which so promptly re.sisted the insolent mit
empt to disturh her domestic trantjuility.
-The power of slavery belongs to the
St ates respectively; it is local in its char
icier and effects." Each State has a right
o guard its citizens against its inconven
ences anil danger s. "The right to exer
ise her p.ver by a State is higher anid<
eeper- than the toitstitution" "The evil
nmvolves the prosperity and may endanger I
he eristence of a State. Its powver to
;urd against, oi- remedy the evil rests up
in the laws oif self preservation-a lawc
rigil to every community, and espiecially I
o a sovereign Sta'e.
The other resolution authoristd to trants
nit copies of the report atnd resolutidad .to
he other States, etc.
Padpers of Foreign Birth.-The fol
owing extraordinary statements have been
>ublishicd on the authority of a corhmittee 1
if the Coromotd Coucil of New York:
"It appears that the bonds of nane firms
nm this city exhibit the-enormous liabilities
V S16,000,000-t hat of the 602 children
upported fly the city, at the Farm SchoolsI
57 are the children (matiy, if not most of
hem, illegitimate) offoreign parents-that
f the latest born infants at nurse, at the
'ity expense, 32 are foreign, and 6nly 2
merican-and "that the tvhole nuenber
f children 626 have foreuggn parentsg.,
nd 195 Atmeriban, ethibiting the average
frmore than thr-ee foreigtzers to one native
nd an alarmuing increase of the ratio of
orianers in the more reeent births,"
"The whole number of 'ntnriaee in 6ui
>enitiary is 1419, shewing an increase of
00 since July last-of these 338 are
mesicans, and 1198 'oreigners. The
urumber of prisoners and paupers to sup
ort, we all pay-taxes is 4344, showing an
nrease since July last of nearly 1000."
The Lowell Journgd, -.ays-,has not
terd of the Association of Factoty-Girfs, t
vho thought-of establishing amFaosory to I
s worked by themselves.-Shetild such a
cheme be successfully put in operation, it
sould not be long-before-the pr-opr-ietora
vould liove plenty ofap'pications for part- I
ers. A young man .might thus jallier
io postrophise a fair stoef-holdet.
'Galley Slaves.-Aocording to the statis
icts of Fratice, published this year by the
ibister ofagrieniture end commerce,'from
833' to 1843, 2.004,000 francs were paid 1
or .10,9338galley-slaves, bei-,g 82 centimes
14 cent'u~pein dafor ad; . .
From the New Orleans Tropic, January 15.
The sloop Cutter, 3 days from Galves
ion, arrived at this port yesterday. We
received no letters or papers, but from a
gentleman who came passenger on the
Cutter, we learn that President Jones.had
issued a proclamalion annulling the recog
nition of Gen. Duf Green as American
Consul at. Galveston. The President. we
understand, states, that the honor and in
terests of the nation imperatively deman
ded such a course.
. The cause of the flare up between Pres
dent Jones and Gen. Duf Green. we u'n
derstand to have originated in a most int
'solent attemlpt on the part of GIen to die
tate to the President. The lattipr geqntly
insinusted that when he desirell Gen G's.
Addice ie wourd solicit it., '66 an'swer
it seems raised Green's dander, hereupon
it is sajd he had the indellcacy.!'nd want
of good bense to threaten theii 9idestive,
atfil intimated that he Wrould hfiafethe Ex
eentive office a veiy. uhpleisb&t resting
place for his Excellenbty the Preside-ai.
Such condutt could lead to tMW one 1-e
sult. The Presieh very progly orde
red Green from p reence, and cit- short
his official functions.
From he New Orleans Picaymne, Jan. 35.
MEXICAN N WS.
Further Items.-Since our last, more of
our private correspondence has reached us,
and we have had time to run over all ex
change . We d6 not find howiVer, -in ei
ther, much 'to id'y ieforetfie reader. It is
quite certain that down t'o tle 28th of lie
cethber no. action had taken place; that the
leadt-s. of the GoveI'hment .were using
every effortjit pirent a final recourse to
a contflict of dims; that Santa Anna main
tained as bold a front as if he were at the
libad o'a lirge and well appointid.army.
In the city of Vera Cruz, from which we
have mast copious intelligence,-the dpinion
is unanimous that the downiall of Santa
Anna is beyond questiod; but by the citi
zens of that town it would seem that he id
hated more cordially than in aty pafttf
On the 1st iiisi. i reinforefnit o10000
men 'was expected daily in'.era Cruz
from Camobachyj which would swell the
force of re'Witri and miliatia cnllected
Ahereto dppose ;tie advance ofSarita Ania
to upwards d fd6r toiinsand nieti..
It was known in Metico da.tiie 23d
December that Gen. iParedes commenced
his march on the 11th instant froei.Grad
alajary, to attack Santa Anna. ;I'was
supposed that he would be.at0ifnajzasto
by the 20th at the head of5000 min. On
the 25th news was received in Mezied that
he was on his march to aid the iriops of
the capital, and his troops, it was thdught,
would number at least 6000 from the ein
forcements he would receive wiil'eon the
route. Ile was proceeding by forced
Gen. Bravo entered the capital on the
23d. Up was appointed Commander-in
Chief of the army and entrusted with the
defence of the city the day following, and
two days subsequently 2500 troops of the
division he had previously commanded
arrived in the city.
xesd"yievery ix re-sionf i
Crowds went forth to meet bi ad he
was escorted to his quarters by a dense
culumn of citizens.
A aon-ofSanta Anna was made priso
ner dear ?nebila on the 16th of December,
while etidia~iihtg to escape from that
city, a'chompaiieZI by four -dragoons. One
nf his sons has -bieo represented as a
young man of rerhatkalte eleverness. hut
in hip statut-e he is almost a dwarf, and
although p ossessting mu-h-taleist 'is terri
blj deformed. It may be that -this is the
same son. Hie was arrested .b? somec
guaids attached tb the tobaeco exemse..
Thte ,extreme ancor of ihe Meilean
press towards Santa Anna .is one of the
most striking featuires-in rhe' impressions
"'e gather from the late newvs. It sbowvs
low-debaseod the conductors of the press
must have 'been, or how severe the con
lorship exercised by the tyrant in'the day
>f his pd*er, for until now there were 'but
a few paspers in the jeountry wthieh could
ind themes so grateful Es to sound 'ihe
raises of the Mr*Et1-deserving" of his
The comiileralida which thi officials of
he Acting Governmeoit, even after the
he revolution of the 6th of-December,
bowed towards Santa Amta gin all thteir
tommunications with him, is cotnspicutous,
"rom the letter of the. 7th (of -December,
-om the Secretory Wei-, depriving hin.
if his command, and devolving it upon
Tortezar, down to Gen. Jierrera's letier
a the 27th of December. In tbis partic
lar the courtesy obs-ertl towards him
,y the Government is utterly at variance
#ith the fierce and sanguinary denuncia
ions of the press.
..ien. Ignacia Basadre. the ex- Minister
f War, the principal instigator of thme
lpeeree of the 29th November. suspending
l'e dessions of Congress-which was thme
>reteat forall the demonstrations against
anta.Anna in the capital-was arreste'd
it Tula and takent back to Mexico.
Gen..D. Melchor Musquiz, one of the
nest illustrious Champions of Mexican
odependence, died at the capital on the
ith of Decemnber.
U. SAi-se Sziurons.-The Hon. Daniel
Vebster has been elected a Senator of th~o U.
tates for the State of Massachumsetts. for th'e
arm' of six years fromn the 4th' day of Mareh
6'en Albert C. Greene. a Senator of the U.
.. for the State of Rhode bsland, for six years
rom the 4th.of March .next.
The Hon 'Dbifet .SIirgean 'has been re
leeted Senar of the U. States, for the~ State
if Pensylvaniq, for the terms of six years.from
ha'4th of March next.
The H on. John M. Clayton. has been elec
ad Senator of the OY. States,.for the tState of
yelaware, for six years from the 4th of March
The Hon. Reverly Johnson has'bean elected
senatpr of the Untted States, fiur the State of
arland, for th'e term .of six years from th'o
It of March.
The Senate of Indianau have'.nostponed in
lefbhitlythe resolution of the liouse for goin~g
n an siection' :for the'U~nite-j States' Senator.
The 'Treatri 1eita C'hina.-The vote of thte
anate on the resolution for the ratification of
be Tresty of Ta Ting Empire, (Chitna,) Jan.
, 1845, was nanimous:--Ya,4. as
Correspondents of the Courier.
WASHINGTONS , Jan. 19.
It is stated, this~ evening, that despat
ches have been this day received from
Mexico, which shew that Santa Anna.
though overnowered. is not yet entirely
demolished; though hard pressed, he is
still able to keep his etnemies at bay.
The feeling of moderation towards Mex
ico which has been so strong here, seems
to be giving place to a disposition to press
our negotiatious with her to an isiue. I
learn that it is contettiplated to pass an
act autlhoriving the President to appoint a
commission to examine the claims of our
citizens upon Mexico, and make amends
nccordingly to the claimants, aid, if the
Mexican Governincnt do not assent to the
Treaty which is now before it, by-the 1st
of July next,to make a peremptory demand
on Mexico f'or the payment.
The assent of Mexico to the Annexation
f Texas is no longer insisted upon here,
even by Mr. Benton. It is uederstood
that Mr. Benton is exceedingly anxious
that the project of Annexation should, in
some form, ie consunated at this session.
It is now distinctly understood here that
the Oregon tegotiatioti has utterly failed
in its object, and that we cn tnake no
terms with. Great Britain in regard fo the
matter. Congress as soon as this result
shall be officially made kuown, will pass
a bill for the occu'pation of the teraitory,
and the protection of our citizens there.
\VASUNGTON. Jan. 20.
The House to-clay. ordered tat the
daily sittinge should conumence horeafter
at 11 o'clock, in view of the fact that more
than half of tha session is gone, and very
little of the proper business of the session
The iouse took up the annexation
<tnestion in Oommiee of the Whole, and
W.' Hatiraett, of Mississtppi, mate a
very effective argument in favor of the
.Measure, confining himself chiefly. to the
In the Senate, Mr. Benton presented
the ginstructions from the Legislature of.
Missouri relative to the annexation of
Texas. Air. Beutot remarked upon the
liroad and national views -taken by the
Missouri General Assembly, and upon the
liberal spirit in which they were framed.
If, he said, the measure should be prosecu
ted in the aame spirit of cornprmnise and
conciliation in which the resoluton were
conceived, it would doubtless be consutn
Mr. Atchinson, the colleague of Mr.
Beriton, seconded these views, and se
tmarked particularly dpon the sixth resolu
tion, to which he gave his asent, as a
liberal tender of conciliation to tle hon
slaveholding States. He anti the Legisla
ture also would prefer that tle people of
Texas should themselves determine wYhe
ther they should have slavery or exclude
it, out tlicy would yiell the point fur the
sake of comnpromise.
The question is. however, whether
Texas n ill assent to a restrictioti of slaic
ry in any part of her territory.
We learn that Mr. Dix and Mr. Dickin
livecauicus. oiAlari ^ldd -"b ii
are. Mr. Diekinson is io favor of attexa
tion; some say that Mr. Dix goes with Mr.
Wright against the omensure.
Congress.-The bill for establishinig :a
utniform time for baldintg the election for
Electors (if President ai Vice Presidet
in all the States of the Union. has passed
both Houses. The day fixed for the de
tion is the fir--t Thursday alter the first
Monday in November.
Thomas W.* Dorr -T[he Lesia.lautnrc ofI
the State ofi R' ode I slandm~. on F ridayt last,
passed an act for the liberation frotm c~on
inemnent of Thtomais W. D~orr, otn condti
ion that he should t ake the oath of allegi
ance to t-he state before its Supremet
Coun. 'rThe vote on the passage of this
law iv-as, i ..the H-ouse ofrRepresetita.
ties; yiea-n. 49. itays 13-in the Senaite
yeas 23, nays 3.
A letter fromn Columbiat, 10 the editors,
dated Thunrsday 2 o'clock, A. M., says:
"An alarm of fir6 eias gjven about half atn
hour since, ahdt itt a shtort itme the flames
hatd destroj'ed two smnal fimte buildings
Ott Conwavy-street, betwhen Market and
streets. Luckily, no wind ivas stirring.
therwise the post office and tn -inber of
oter important and valuable buildings in
the neighborhtood would have been in se.
rious danger. Thte property destroyedl
belonged to iMr. IBoattwright.
The TJari in Pennsylvania.-A series
of resolutions itnstructing the Sentators and
requesting the . Represontatives of thtis
state in Congress, to oppose any redtte
lion ol' the present Tarill, has passed the
louse of Representtatives bty atn uttani
nous vote-ye;.s 99, nays nane.
In Wath-s there is a nian living aged
120 years, hanvitng been born in 1724; he
as cottequently lived through. the reignts
f the four Georges. WVilliano.IV., cond inito
hat of Queen Victoria. hlis health and
aulies are sotund, and he (valks tw~:o or
hree times a week to a neighborinag vil
ae u6 -visit a daughter, aged 88.
'TEe Devil Mlarrird.-This is no jake,
t is a stubborn fact. In Mitent, (Penntt
ylvatia.) on-Christmas day, by the Rev.
Mr. Stoevetr, Mr. Johnt Devil wasejoined
it holy matrimony to Mliss Elizabeth Shad
all, of Mlilton. .This isa marriage extra
rditary, arn event abisolutel) unpreceden
ted in anciet- or modern ilmes, mhhat the
Devil should datch a~ Shad in mid-winter.
and1 take hter "alive and kicking'' to his
weddinig supper. iMir. Devil is said to be
a-ery-respectable young butcher.
Many of our greatest ment have sprung
from the humblest uorigin,as the lark'w hose
est is otn the ground, soars nearest to hea
en. Narrow circumstances are the most
powerful stimulant to mental expatnsion,
and thle early frowns of fortune t he best se'.
urity foriher fittal smiles.
Indiana U. S. Saaor.-The Senate of this
State have postponed indefinitely resolutions
f the House of' Representatives. Cor goirg
n an electi;n. of t.S Sanentor. .s Pa.
The Recent Mviurer- Arrest of McCurry.-1.
We annouinced yesterday in our regular
edition the arrest of Henry M1cCurry, the
supposed murderer of ihe late Mr. Paul.
Roux, who felt a victim, as is justly sup
posed, to his blood stained hands on Sun- I
day night or Monday morning last, at the
tavern of air Nolan, in S Charles street;
opposite the depot. MeCurry, as we
have mtated, was arrested in the city ofr
No%% York. by Mr. A. G. Ridgely. of the
police firm 'of Hays, Zell, Ridgely and
Cook, of Mercer street Baltimore.
There is, it would seem, a Providence
that so overrules events and shapei the
ends of justice, ihiat "murder will out,"
and the polltied perpetrator of it be soo
ner or later overtaken by ajust retributioan.
Officer Riatgely left this city, io pursuit
of the accused at 8 o'clock on Tuesday
evening. 24 hours behind McCurry. He
proceeded direct to Philadelphia, and
thence to New York, where Thursday
morning, about haif past 10 o'clock, assis
ted hy officer McGraih; the supposed mur
lerer was discovered, almost miraculously.
arrested and placed in prison. If Air.
Ridgely had been les vigilant, in all hu
man probability. the accused might have
etcaped. at least for the present. as he had
iaken passage on board the shi It Yorkshire,
and weuld have set sail for Liverpool in
less than two hours. Whilst McCurry
was taking a parting drink with some of
his friends. near the steamboat landing and
dobbiless anticipating a safe and sure es
cape from violated law, human and divine,
he was arrested. - In his possession was
found a gold watch, guard and gold fob
chain, which were subsefluently recogni
zed by Mr. Treadwell, oftie firm of Gels.
ton & Co.. No. 1 Astor H 'eense, as having
been sold by him to Mr. iRoux about a
year ago. Air. Treadwell etime on 10
Baltimore. in company with Mr Ridgely,
and proceeded to treen Mount Cemetery
vesterday wh : en the body of the murdercel
man w-as taken from Ahe vault, -tind fully
identified by him as Paui Roux, to whom
he had soli the % atch
The trutk of McCurry. had been plaiced
on board the Yorkshire, whperp it was ob
iained witi dtficulty by the officers, when
the shii was nuder weigh. In it wire
found a coat. two shirts and a treast pin
supposed to have belotged i; the dece,
sed. A large Spanish knife, was found in
the iru'nk The breast pin having embletns
of 01d Fellowship 'iipon it, %%as stained
with blood. The evidences of the prise
.ner's guilt were so concltsive, as to admit
scarcely of a doubt thut he. iithe identical
After being placed in jhil. in a fit of des
peration, ie attempted to commfit suicide
by cuttin his throat with a knile which
lie borrowed from a ,fellow prisoner. In
this. ho% ever, h.e was Uinsuccessful.- . The
%i outtids were dressed by Physicians. and
he was so congtned and plaed under
qigard as 1o prevent a second attempt at
ie-f-desirniction. In this situation be was
left ly officer Ridgely, who arrived in
Baltimore yesterday nfternoon, anti pro.
eeded this morning to Anuapolis'to obtain
the requsition from Governor Pjatt pon
the atthtorities fNewYeirk for hi- leersont.
[We learn front a get ileman in this cityj.
that Mr. Roux left this place on. his way
to New York, abou't .t4'ee weeks sicte,
for the purpose of purchasing goods, bav
ing made arratngements to establish imt
self in Cha.reston. lIe has iesidid for the
last dirrer- years in iMactn, and was urifor
tena rely butrtned out at thIe fire which oc
c-urred itt that city last suimmer. He wvas
a nattive of St. 51arys, Ga., an'd has a sis
or resid ing itn t his cit v, being his only liv
itng reliutive.- ,acannahr Republican.
Fromt ic .N. 0. Picaypnde, 17Tth inst.
Fo'tr a few days pas we have been in
potsessijon of the fact of a mtostr barbaro'.
led having buett commtirted in Texa
the particulars of which were furnished us1
sescdaky-btut fr-om certaitn reasons' with
wid its publicatin till now.
'1The facts, as narrated to us by Mr. J.
W. Moore, hi-other of Comn. Moore, ttre
hu:-On the 6th inat., Mr. Sitmeott Bate
itan, about 74 years of age, and a worthy
ilantetr of Texas. Mr. Matthew Jett and
Sman named J, Shtultz, were travelling
'rom Gotnzales rounty by land to Galves
Ont. A tight they arrived withitn a mile
>f Vitrginiar Piint. from which place there
s a ferry to G.tlveston. Not knowing ex
netly wh-ere- they were, as it is supposed,
he parry lay down in the ptoirie to sleep.
)urintg the night, and it se-ems just before ~
ly, Shultz got tup, atnd with a pistol 'n
ach htant placed himself over the sleep i
ntt forms of 'Batemian -arnd Jeti. and pla
ins tt pistol at thec head of each, shot them ,
oth at once. Besiees the wound in the
ead of Jett, Itis throat was also cur from
yr to oar. It appears that Mr. Batem-an
ust have made cotnsiderable resistance
fer beinig shot; his [teadh and face show
tng tc signs of blows, atnd from a broken
ifle pistol found near his hotly it is -pre
utmed that, after shooting him, Shult'
eat him with the weaptin. ,Sh'ere wtas
Iso the matrk of a-shot in -the lip' over the
notith, beside the one in his-head; bitt not
-ihsta 'rding all this he lived some twenty
our hours after.
On the evening of the 7th inst., a gen
leman, travelling by the road leaditngj
o Virginia Point, discovered the lindy of e
ir. Jectr; it was enveloped in a blanket as
te had laid down to'sleep. The gentle e
atn ditd nor thitnk nhat the man' he saw
vaitfl, but supposed (buit it wtrs a per
on lyfing to wait formischief. Ie there
ore at once turned out ~of his .way, and4
oing to a house induced the .people he
here found to accompany him hack to the c
pot. wher-, on arriving, it wvas discovered ,
hat murder had been committed. At *
iome distance from the -bod.y of Jeut, Mr.
3a'oman was found ; .ho- .was still alive,
ut unoale to speak or to show any sign.
if consc-intusness. The openine of the eyes e
nda heavy breathing we-re the only signs ,
f life he manifested. .Shortly after this d
Ott te folloiving day.,-the 8th, the news s
f the tnurtders having reachtedGalveston. .ra
intumber of people repaired to the sdedme il
'f butchtery. when the unfortunate victimS hi
vere recojgnized lby a Mr. W. H. Killen.
wo had lived a neighbor to thern. Jr ivas.,
Iso known that Shultz was traVelling in d
lompaniy with Bateman and Jett on the
Gtb inst,, one or the persons present wfen
ihehodies were recognized having met the
priv on that day about twenty miles front
Mr. Bateman, as is stated above, wasias
planter of respectability, and possessed of
some wealth. It is kno'en that he had
some S6000 upon his person on, leaiting
home, and was on-his way to the city-lb
purchase slaves. Mr. Jett was a yonnx.,
man of exemplary character. aoout .28
years of' age; was a soldier in :h6haUle.of
San Jacinto, since which tinte he had
lived on the frontier ; was a member-ef
Capt. liny's Spy Company, and a gooW.
one. He is supposed to have had about
him when murdered from 3500 to $1000.
Shtliz was overseer for Mr. Bateman,
and had been in the cou6try but littre over
a year. He has a father at Columbus,
Miss.. ou- (he Bigbee river. Mr. Killen,
who recognized ,the two murdered men,
also knows Shultz, and saw him in Gal
veston ihe day after the murders: hu,t he
then knrew nothing of the affair.. He saw
Shultz leaie on board of the steamship
New York for this city pn the saime day.
These facts beidg public, the - citizens
of Galve-ston, with praiseworthy prompit.
tude. chartered a vessel for this-port, and'
employed Mr. J, W. Moore, Mir. Killen.
and Mr. J. H. W. Chapman, she iltj Mar
shal of.Galveston. to come on in purbult ofS
Shultz. The party arrived here oi Ttei'
day, and soon ascertained that Shultz had
gone to Mobile, wehre he arrived last
Sunday. Killen and Chapman liave gone
to Alabama in pursuit, and Moore has
gone up the 51ississippi, to visit a son .of
Bateman. aq;d to intercept Shultz, shoula
the other party not secure him. WeAhink
the chancei are that the inhuman wretch
will soon be overtaken, and stncerely do..
we hope he may.
Shuliz i% described as abont 28 years of
lige, 5 feet 7 inches high. weighs about 130
ir 140 pounds; is sleudei, has sharp ea
lures, dark hair, grey eyes, and badi'o
whiskers when he left Galveston; has a
rjuick walfk and a feminine voice. . Ho
purchased in Galveston a blaek paletot coat
heavilv braided. with velvet collar and
facings; it had n6 buitons behind,'but was
gtiiehed across the bak.
The sor of Batemnin, mentioned above,
is said to 6e a gentionan of wealth,and
ivill no doubt give a liberal reward thr the
apprehension of the murt'leier of his fathet.
I6 addition to this, there-will certainij
be a rei-aid o'fiered by the government for
the arrei ofShuntz.
It is evident that- robbery was the only
motive for the murder of the unfbrtunate
men. Not a cent was round upon their'
persn, and Shultz itell knew that both
Boots for the President elect !-Some
things can be done as cell at others.'"Sadi
if any one desires to see the most splen-.
did pair of boois ever mad s in this place;
or probably n this country, or that he may
expect to see in any other, let hiin call at
Mr. 11. P. Dougal's Boot and She Store
in Mavbitn's Range, and he will bi satin
fied. A..public siirited gentfeiiti of this
W,4eluDeoca, inchu.c'a u'arm-~fllei
testify his 4ra:ification at the efection of
Mr. Polk,' instructed Mr. Doua1 to make
a pair of Iloots for the Presidetni, to wear
at his inauguration-lo cost 6( less than
One liundredl DollarsJ Th~ tmeasure
was btanrled with the onrdef; and Mr. Dou- .
;nlI entering fully ir.to .the spirit of the -
matter, tetermninedf to sheow that. %some.
things can lhe done as well othters," or, in
ther-wurdfi, tihat ats fine and ttea:, and
4(ientdidi and beattiful a pair of Boots catn
'a'de in Colutmbia, as any part of the
wvorld. How far he has succeeded,-let
he reader exatnitne and judge fur himself.
Fire.-A Fire was discovered yesterday
norting between thte hours of 2 and 4
elock, in a large open brick shed, with a
inined roof-running tl,e isntire width
etween Hatmiton's North and Southi
s'harves, and containing sorr ewhat rising
f 1000 hales of Cotton. The alarm being
iven, our efficient Fire Companties were.
rmptly on the spot. and by their ener
etie exertions, in a great measure succee- -
ed in contfning thse devouring elemettts
ithin the shed. They wvere, however,.
nabla to save thte roof, nor a considerable
tjury to the adjoining store. gale house
nd wharf office attached to the same-the
ooks of the tntter were, however, all ma
ed. It is not known howv the fire origi
ated-no fire or light of any description -
aving beer :uoed near or on the premises
rsome lime past. -Of the Cotto., 70
ales belonged -to Mr. Et'el Adams, 80
ales to Mlessrs. Matewee& Bonneaua,
nd the halance to Messrs. J. A dger & Co,
Ve understand the whole to have beea
-Ruin Snom and Sleet. -The Yorkvitle
lomnpiler sais. -We have had a full sup
ly of each of these in rapid succesuion,
nee last Saturday evening, at which time
se storm of Rain commenced. It is now
iawing, and the injtry done to Fruit?
'rees and the Pride of -lndia or China
'ree, which grows abundantly here atd in1
le neighborhood will be considerable.
Free Blacks and Mulattees.-A bill of
nport ance, con~ceranngthe interest of this
lass, has jtust-passedlborh branches of the:
laryland Lagidfatture. -By the act of.1831
hap. 323, 2d section, they were allowed
> leave the state fi! an unlimited period'
nd return again, upotn 'filing, with 'o
lerk oiltbe county -notie of theirdeparlture
c their intesntion to return.. Theselguse of(.
be bill,making .this prevision was 4trick
a out-whereby- under no circumst'ancies
iill they -be allowed to returnilotos~& -
fier having absented themselves for iifrty
Might and M'ain-Lori 6CN~ Somn
rset was telliog .a long -story -about hia
ralking int the woods as~the 'Cape -one:
ny, when he cam'4d suddenly apon'a huge
baggy lioan-"Thinking to -firighten lin,""
id -the nobldlorml. "I ran at bim, with all'
iy might." -"Whereupon,' said another,,
tierrupting him, -"he ,ran away writh all
is mane," "Jutst so," s!ai his lordship.
. A very valuable gold mineltas reenatly be'
iscovred, in Franklin danniv.[Virginin.