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.- - . s.. ,= ea e -- --
The past she rnleth. At her t uch
its tenple -valves unfold.
And from their gorgeous shrin-s descend
The mighty ment of old
At her deep voice the dead reply,
Dry bones are clothed and live
Long.perishcd garlands bloom auew,
And buried joys revivc.
When o'er tlwfuture many a shade
Of saddening twilight steals,
Or the timmed present to the soul
its etltiness revsahs.
She opes her casket, and a clond
Of cheering perfume strea:ns;
Till with a lifted heart we tread
The pleasant land of dreams.
Blake friends of potent Memr,
Oh ! young tan ir thy prime,
t.nd with her jewels hrirt arid rte,
Enrich the board of Time:
- Yet tf thou tnocke.t her with deeds
.'A triflet 'mid her bowers,
She'll send a poion thruingh by veins,
Inl life's disastrous hours.
- loake fr us f pott .': Memndry
( "sieni rn .lh -Toong - .; -
Aitl, nd her to thine inmost .heart,
- Before the days o'g!oom;
For sorrow softeneth intO jne,
-Beneath her wand'sublime".
And she inatntmotal robes can wve:tv,*.
-roi the trail thread's of Time.
UINTS TO FAR.\lERS.
. The Fit iet's lise is shunned by nm,
t, becattae it stets o of mindless
I t outght not to be so. If our fdrt's
would ri fleet i. ore, Ohey mig~ht do less
Loatd lab )r; and yet accom'list' n:or.
itt the course of a year, jar hours
w ork, in summer, anid *it it wmnter,
ouiht ' with good nt,.gr'e ment, give to
any mitan =a good ji.'nig. Ill- who wlk,
so hard that [ycan not read or reflect
after the ,MIdors Of th.- day arc over.
b.. . ofautigue does not plan wis' ly.
t.o man shun wm k when work should
be done, but dulcr-,delve forever, is not
thice:od of man's ife.
The fartet's evenings should be de
voted to mental acquisition anti rational
enjoyment. To mu and tumble into u
ous to healhh. Bit let the ftrumer have' ~
clioicest works atbout hinm of his own
nuxi liazry jacat; let the'se form the
subjct f sudyand tonversation at u
hosaethe niewevst and oldest vt- ~
ume, each htaving their allotted seasons. 11
Two or three dtllars c-oaributed by each ~
- family itt a neightborhtood or schtool dis
tricI, would go a great way itn the pur-r
-chase of standatrdi book< at nmdern pri
ces. These are bmt hinls whch a rea
der will modify as ltis judgment shal!
suggest. I plead only for the essentialc
* thing of making home pleasant, its hours a
of relaxation hours of instr ucion also-.t
Native Loadsttone has been discover
ed on Silli'dle Island, Lake Suptrior.- I
The Cleveland Heretd is inf'ormned that t
the enlirb trap region of L inke Superior g
Is magnelic tO o ucit a degree that a comt
mion needle is in mest pam t ent irely use-t
ess. Tetrap rock itself, composinat c
osrocks in conntexion with the tratp, is ti
an immense tmagnet. Bouldets of that
rock, scattered throuigh the adjace~nt
level legions. atrract and repel the nete- J.
die', at short distances, in the same man- of
net as iron oate. th
An English Endorsement.-'it wa-se
a cruel speecut of the Frenchman," says.
the London Times, but a true one nev, 'r
ertheless, whetn he said, Youtr English. ~
man knows all about Titmbuctoo, or
Hindustan, or the frowrn regiotn about
the North Pole, but ask him about Ire'- s
land, the country tying next his own, gt
and hte is perfectly intncent of any in- bi
formation on the subecl. Africa hie ca
inm5iaceitn.. l- h- .egl.c.. re of
weeps for the sufTerings of the negro
'but allows his It ish fellow subject tc
live in ignorance, in fi tlr, and often tc
MEXICAN GENERALS-WIIO IS
Not the least impot tant items in the
recen-ft news from Mexico, are those
which relate to the dsiribution and or
ganization of the Mexican army. That
army numbers forty-one thousand men,
of whortm twentv-five. thousand are with
Santa Anna, in the city of Sin Luis d,
Pmosi, eight thousand in the fertile soil
of San Francisco, and i like- number at
Tula, a town lisitant from S-.n Lais 80
miles, and from Tampico one hond red
and tweniv. Of the ei,;ht thousand men
at Tid, two thousa..d -five hunh wd
have been formed into a ct ts if obsi-r
vation, and the command thereof given
to General Josse iMr1'nntrel Urrea.
Urrea is barely fifty years of age,
though the hard -lef lihe has led has eive-n
hint somewhat older alipearaner. Hlis
manners are very polished, te'emhin
these of a Fr. nc! g'ner al of the oll
rrginc. [is adminiira.ive talents are
good. It canriot bn denied that he is
an accomplished genaal; bu it tthe
same titer, it muu: b.' ;rtiir.d that ie
iss'tmtimes wanting in decision, whn
decision is most wanting.
It is wonIy of note, that the cot ps
wh fich Ur ea now com rttands. is conmp 'o
seed if hile- very beet itnfannry'regiments
in the Mexican se:.vice- these ar s he
Crorta'nardit, f Tiimpico, the Puebla
regiment, and the corps of veterans.
May we not infer front thi, circutsttnte,
that Santa Anna has assigned to Urrea
an enterir ise of 'ereotit pith and mo
me~nt ?"-N. Y. Iherald.
A Strange Tale.-T ne N. O. Delta
say s that a few years since, a Sc: gean
in the army at Foirt Le-avenwort 'was
arresjcd on tcharge; of having stol. t
muoneyfrom.Lieut. T., nit onlcer at that
station. lie ran atnay, was. followed,
ir -sted nd money founrltpf4g4J
Te aitiir utr. rsur , .
disappcared and twas supposed to have
been murde red.
Fhee Sergeant- was brought up for
examination. Th.--pr.ofs w re ex ii
ted to 'him the mttinev, his ti ght. &.;
his only reply was "Where is rmy accu,
,er ." Bring him be loe me and you
,ball s're wht' i> the thief." But I ieu.
'IT cufi no. be feuned. Th.- Serge t
then cone sed thi lie h id b en b ibi-d
by Lieutenat T. (eo de er. .ani Itake
upon .imis- If he iiiii ny hitch justd
belonged the Liuttenant hitseni, who
vas a d'-f.ulher to thit. G.ive-rnmniti, and
.ishried to cover is crime by ite allegtrd
-obbery of the S-'rgant. That he lad
ven hrim .wo huni d dollars and a
torsi, to fly from the fort, which aftir a
vere .conflict with conscience, he al
ast consented to do, ht. that b.foire ie
tad gone many miles his horse br-.kr
I..wn and lie. was thus overtaken and
On the ist of O.:iober, last as the
d eixican furce was matirching omt of
Mlonterey, one of the officers unde,
ren. WVo: tht, whose i oops were drawnif
pi tri sini then, recogiz -d in ine oef
1e Mex-~icani C iolns a fi nmliar facie,
hichi proved to be i ha of Lie-ut. T1:!
['he Di-lta say s :
As s)on as lihe M~exican's eve tiell
pott thei faetrs- o1 the t wo A mericanis,
e was observe-d to grow deadly pale,
nd to pull his caip ove-r his eyeCs aznd
un aiway. But the- Amr. r icans hadt
tl n enrough to satisfy themi that thie
lr-xican colonil was ni oth r that the
r-negadie Lietenant TV.- , forg n horse
onie a pootrt inenw sufl us the infeamy
irwimpr isonmrent in lhe aenitennt ia .y of I
elissi .-An itLspectlion of the Me-xi.
an mitliar y roll, antd i qeiry amnongt the
iexcin officers. contfirrmed cth. trct h of
to personal ob~erv.erion of our officers. I
W~e utnder-stantd that the evidepnce*
'ill be laid before thie Ex'cutive for rte
utrpoisi of obtaingc a ccmrmonica tirn oif
ie punrshmernt of the unf ortunate r -
i-ant the victimt of the infamctous ti each
ry and villainy oef his base officer, whio,
the crimne of having disgrac. d his
Junte y's uoiformn and be-traye-d its
anffdence, adds the eternal inifimy uf
ie paricid.' and the traitor.
M~rs Gaines' Lano Suit.-The N. O. a
ffiersotnian says that thre Suepremwe Court hi
the Untited mrates are about to take upi p
e greait law quit6 in whieb Mrs. Gen. rn
ainecs cheaitned aijudgmenit for abiout sev
nteen millions in the Disrric-t Court of e
ousisiana. Indiependent of the amnount
volved, this is a case of creal interet.
>m the peculi r and roimantic citcum- ~
anees which gave rise to it
A Newo Territory,.-Mr: Martin, of ft
'isconsin, has brought a bill in Coni- n
ess,. for establishing a new territory q
-yond the limits of that State. It ise
lle-d'Minesoia. This is the beginnieg I'
a netW State,-- i t,
From the N. 0. Picayune.
LATER FROM M,LXICO.
Bv the arrival .f ;hn U. S. stol e-shit;
Relief at Pet-sacola, in fourteen days
from Anton L z,rdo, we hive advices
ftom Air xico,.only a little later, but full
of int-:rest and importance.
We' have a letter from a correspon
den at Peos'cola, which says that itn
morning of ti, de'uarturo of the Relief
the boats of tht Princeton captured a
Mexican boat -rorn under "the lime
kiln" on the Poin. This enrrespon
d'snt writes- "'here was considerable
pepiperitg of musketry, but no harm
Tit:. U. S. sloop of war St. Mi v's
was coining in as the lelief Vent on:
fro-n A-inin Liz r.o There wete h'ing
a t thu a neh rage the Ibrit an, Peinre
ton, two gn-boa s and tlie steam.r Pe
P.assel M idIhipmu Rodgers was still
a prisonir m V e. a Cruz
Correspon a ence of the Picayune.
U. :. 'QUAuIJtoN, ANTiN LtzRxo,
D. ctnjb.'r 30i1. 1846 .
My D a, Sit-I s'ind aou hlioewi h
an ihstart 1. the vo t of ihi Alex'c.en
Coigi es 'or Presidemii and Vice. ': esi
.k.m1 of tIIen Rtepub:ic, which took place
-it the 23d inst., and was rece'ived at
Vera Cru z y the mnail to-Jay. Tit..
vote . as '.k. n by Smites or d.partnets
(deputasines.) each Saite having one
v--e, dee'rm:i.i' d by the in j "rity of its
deputias. *I'lir eidly candidates who
eceived .h vote of a State were Santa
Anna and Francisco Fl-n i:igi Twenty
S.a e< veee'd, inrchi ing the dish ict f '
Mlexico and i.vo t;'eri;:eries. - Santa An
n received -the votes er eight S'taei:
and the distiit of .1, xico aeId wiv ter
Iitories, b- in~ eh-n' ii ini .I. Hus op p
s, nit was tih- choc" of nine States. Of
cu- se the I b ction fell on Santa A naj
Iter Presi ent. N:msvy-aine depmie's
voted, fity fit Santa Anna, forty for
Fle triagia end nine' for o'her candidilater
Go'nez Farias s tJecty Vise reJ}si.
received the vote of eight Stains. Du,
rtingo cast i's vote f -r Florr aga.
Tie want of trmes is compained of
Iro.n, ever y quan let of 11, xi, o. S utta
Ania calls the 'itention of the o v
t Inme'nt to his destini n of a mu and
munnitions of war. The corps of the'
Na. ionsl Gua it a e n:1t hof stupplied. Ii
p'.pears that arms cani..t be nb:ained
fr'm any quaiter even if the' mnmy
coiuld be procurel whti ewitIi to pur
chan "iom. A prtpaion has been
s..hmtted to Conees to raise a frand;
f"r this pmp s'.. It is alculah-d that
12.5.000 it, i may he arn d out of the
300,000 fig.tng nien of Mlexico, and
tii.it ir -im omt- to two mitaliions of dollas
wil be amtpl. fI this purpose. It is I
protmised to imt odluce thie" .it ins trim s a
wa d by Iahd from Yuca on, and iinall)
t) eiaib ish found'eri. < anid artmories.
Teil day befot tht' election of Pies
h-nt the v.arious ministers of State
birtw up thh ip jifolios.
It apjper.i that th. embarrassments t
if th-- tre'asu'y can neither he cnmpte- I
tended nor dscitei!d. Somae of the I
iiinto sitions fur raisin, money appear I
o be tfthei most g''ixiot c kind . Al hiointe
i's huie'ly inhoi''ted a pilan by n~ hich
,ach D)'pa mt t is to bet taxed en toe
)itio of its repo-isentah~tion, payitg $3000 ,
nombhly for e*ach of its depiutie-. A':t
caut etf tie States aire to hand otve'r t'i ir
pt ut s to thle general c.'tnmeiantd'ng Veira i
A z. The g'eiierals le'ceiv'ig tihe 'I
nonier t ir' to d.sj 'tise it at Itemr own !
liscrnin fr-pur i ptilosee if the~ warc
Lcringi'i .0 the G, nierail Give.nm n11'ri. I
callowance is .o be tmade- for the ex
teise' of collecri i. -
Th'Ie presentt 'edmnistratiion ha~ve been
lected by so equivcal a Vote and are
decidedly uinp..pu!asr in the mnore im
cirtant States, that they carn hardly be t
xpected to cointettd successftilly with
lhs emtbprrssmepnts 'of their sittasion. i( nt
haita Anna remains at the. he'ad eif the ai
rmy, Fariais of cottis- be entrutsteo with It
Ii civil admtintist rationt, thi" birdein of
~tich hte c.,nnot sujpport. Of cours" IP
o wili have to -ustian'lho o 'im orl' l
1in etrrassm--ni s and a I the rev'erses d
f the coiuntry. If S-ina A nna is forced
> retr ai or loses a battle, he will ship P
IIll t blam. , oin -hose wiho conduct 11
dmnaifratiomn. And wh~en F.aiioas and ci
is Cabinet succumbt, ani in all homans d
sebabiliiy they will f..ll betore mans e
If Sainta Anina ke'eps his ar my togeth,% I'
rihe will probib~i)lf unrch onl t he cap;i- tu
'i and this will he th- pm. lud.' of a civl W
an. .I doi nor riitk 'lie contry under th
iy cir ctustantces will toleraete Santa
'ina's dictouship. The regiments in
omn Putebla aind other D. -parsments mI
>w garrisoning Vera Ci uz will be f'
Jite likely to be withidrawn to s'tLevngsh- Ci
Sone side or the other, for I areprehend sc
at the shock of civil. war will be felt Sil
Central Mexico. Within a short ki
ti1mi' ry Crnz ma% b ", as it has before
witho .a gaorison adequate for its de
fence, nd then will be the time to s:rike
an effect ive blow with our forces for its
Aftz the above letter w.as in type
and otrrgculmeis were alreadt crowded,
we eeehived froem the po't office fil s of
papers from Vera Cruz, coming down
to the 2ch of December-just len days
later ti n the' napers. which -we had
"rfeviit!ly -received from thiat city. We
hardly-;ered say tha tthe views given in
our corst'spondent's letter are confirmed
by the lcpers before us, so far as they
go; btsi ie has aces in fuller sources
of inforat:ion. The resignations of
Alumiontp '*nd Guevara-the Ministers
~f WI.ariaed Justice--were sent in on
h.- 2,_f December, that of Laragua,
MinsteI f Foreign Affairs, on the 22d.
We. d a 'copy of Coin. Conner's
letter to i.v. Lauder'o, reqesting the
reelease of the sailors who were saved at
the wrec ' of the Soniers by flaring
ashore, ried in which he protests aga inst
their rie'irng Passed Midshipnae Roe'
ers as a' spy. The letter was trans
mitted. te the Supreme Government
for irsdrr- r in the premises, with a rec
EmrnN-nlii inn that the G vern ment
should rede to the cummrtodore's re
que st. -
We tind in the M-xican papers re
peated , ?pressions of diss,,eisfaciion with
tie cuur-' of Santa Anna. An appre
rnension a ,i.sats. to be half developed
that he meditates usicig the army for
other pur;poses than repelling the inva:
'ers, and.!ae is warned gainst any such
course. fie is nmch c'nsured for- his
s -Seri'y ti' G'n. Garcia Conde, who
was seni: Tunder asirest toZ-icatecas or
LAT NFROM THE ARMY.
By t h 7l. S. s. imer Erleti:t,' Capt,
1Wr1hco1, wich at rived on. Sunday night-,
we bv tes' fro m Brazos Santiago,
inen epartingf a f w days to
juin'hiuim eithti at 'ampico or Victoria.
A reperi had been had been bronuht
to M ter, by -a Mexican, as we learn
fron the M at M amos Flag, in 4 corres
pondence from Cam.eego to that paper,
dared e 3d inst. that Ge,,. Quitman
with, 2000 volunteer,, had given battle
the p-e.cdilng dai to 1300 MJexicanes in
'ler G a. Uirea, two leagues north of
V ictoria. The eport was no! credited
by the: oflicers of' the army -t Camiargo.
ilie eter also states th. Gen. ' vlor
i: b.n six daeys matrclh in the reacr of
Gen. Q. with 3000 reulars. Ge n.
Wenlih w:is still at Saltillo, and had
en re einforce'd by th e regimncts of I
Diiio, K"ntuecky aid lidiana volunteers
Ge-n. Wo.ol was in c. iony, fiit on mikes
rue S-lhillo on the San ies road, Wih I
L5011 M."xlcan lancers hovering around
n his immediate vicinity. .
Gen. Pate'rson and his division had I
r ived at San Fernando on his way to f
Victoria. The Flag's correspondemie i
vrites that the ayuotaniento came out s
rom the lown to meet and welcomt %
:imn. Tie 1st Indiana R:'gimeniti , Cod. i
)take had arrived at M?-.itawros from f
Jamie go to relieve the 31 Ohio R. gi-.
ntent, Cocl. Curtis, who were awaitinig
irde'rs fromi Ge'n Scot.
Out' own'ceiespondence' belowv will j
uelfound exttremnely i.'ter esticiC. By the i
'itt of our spe'ci.f ceorre'spoendem, Mr. (
I cil.-. we are happey to perceive that c
e was about sactine from Camnarguo, inn
eocd healhh, to r ejuin the airmey, a nd 2
onga'uta'e onrselves anid readers upon~ d
iem 'prospect of soon hearing fruim him U
t hieaud quar ters. c
Correspondence cof thce Picayune. .e
SAruILo, M-xico, Dec. 20, '46. a
Since I wrote to y ou last the aspect D
ithings lies taken a dliff'ere'nt course, a
net now there is but littlie donht in thte Ii
eind1 oIf eveiy one connected with the fk
rmy, th it befoce another mi6nth has ni
;issed, ainothir tee rible battle will be u
coghit in the neigaborhood of this ni
An express was sent on Inst Tues- si
ey to Monterey, and another to Gent.
loel, for reinforcements. Three comn- he
inies of Col. Maershall's Kentucky ii
ceunted riflenien arrived here by a for- ai
d maeIh from Monterey on Thurs- tlI
y sight last, andl yesterday evening
SKenttciky antd Ohio regime'nts came p
and encamp jed below~ town. A n ex- et
e'ss which came in from Po tras 3es- i fo
rdaty evening reports that Gun. WVool,'
ith his command, may be expectedl in the
is neighborhood to-mlorrow eve'ninig. mt
A mail fuom this place, containing di
loortant doc'uments of the fu'utre move- ar
ets of the Mexican army, and plans fo
r the rrecaptture of this place wvas nc
psured on its way to San Luis by a te
etutinig pat ty of dragoons ai few days aj
ice. A large -body of lancers area
town to be scouring, then enntry be- th
tween here and St. Luis, and not fa
from us at that, and they are almos
known to be the advance guard of the
main army of the enemy. Of the vari
ous accounts of the troops at the dispo.
sal of Santa Anna at San Luis, none
full short of 32,000 men.
Our officers and men are in fine
spirits, and are ewg-r to meet the self
styled N 'poleon, to administer to him
the same -kind of a dose they have given
his predecessors. A portion of our for.
ces, probably Gen. Wool's command, is
to take immediate possession of the
Linates pass, which is about thirty-live
tmiles from here.
Gn. - Vorth, ho -hns 'been sick 'for
the last t wo weeks, is 'out again to day.
The weather is a little too cold here to
be pleasant, and the night before last we
had ice half an inch thick. I forgot to
mention that Webster's battery (two 24
pound howize'rs) is here.
Your, &c., ALTO.
SALTILLO, Mexico, Dec. 26, '46.
I am t'ld that all.sorts of runiums have
been circulated at Monterey about the
command at this place-hat it had been
cut to piecces by 20,000 Mexicans-and
other stories equally absntb have been
picked up by the news:nongers below,
and sent on in the-shape of news to New.
Orleans. A private letter of mine,
written by the last mail, if teceived in
due time, informed you of the situation
of things, as they vere at that timee,
and even if our fainds inelow and at
home have fears for oitr safety at this
remote place, let them feel absured that
we feel ourw lves adequate to any emer
gency, fnd that ttherc.is Ittle danger of
our getting cut up if they do come down
I will now give you a'little sketch of
Chrisimas in Saltillo, the most interest
ing and'exciting one I ever enjoyed. -If
you could have peeped into the kitchens
of any of the barracks before daylight
you would htave behe)J-the b.usiest set of
U.. an express arrived from Get.l
Wool, informing Gen. Btmler. that he
was in tmomentary expectation.of be
ng attacked b'y-tcl enemy. Orders
were immcediamely issued for every tian
to "pack imy his duds," put on his ac
coutremcents, and fall in, whtch was per
lormed in double quick. time. All was
JXcitement and joy. In the meantime
)hl Madame Rumtuter w.as hard at work,
)nd I never saw the old lady more in
l.astrious. One story was to the effect
ta Wool was within t welve miles of
retreatin:g en the phce, and fighting
0,000 Mexicans as ho came along.
nomtter w is that a pot tion of his col-.
tma had been cut to pieces, and a hun.
Iced utter stories of the same kind were
irculated. A though n-cy did not be
eve tIese repu ts, t hey thought twere
vas something like a fight ahead, partic
1ly tas the orders from huadqu.rtets
gad been so eimlictt. The streets be.
are the quarters presented an intetest
"g spectacle. Tie guns were all
tacked befo e the doors, and 'very man I
r .re his accon rements, ready and anx
>is to be off, but the most amusing part
I the scene was the Christmas duins
'hcere wacs scarcely a man but wvhat had
wc limbt of an oldl gobler. the rib of a
ig, or somethtling else of the kind, en- I
cying it probably, from the novelty of a
w scenme, better than they 'ever did a
;mrist macs dinner before-atnd then all I
andiidly believed that wie should wind t
p thme dacy with anocther battle. About
'clohck, P. M., WVebster's battery. and a
ce Ohmo nnd Kentucky volunteers, wvho
'cre enccatmped six tmiles below town,
acme in, andl such cheers as the regtc
Irs gave thenm, acid such as they return
J put me in mind ol the shouts which ri
ecompancied thce different victories in b
lonterey. Webster's battery took tip a
position onc thce top of the hill, while 0
ec pioneers were busily engaged ma. 0
ing loop hol' s through every house "t
ar the t oad. The' horses belonging I
the light batteries were all kept liar- d
~ssed and their caissons filled with ama n
unuitionl. I never saw ncen so enthcu- d
iscic as theyv wete now.
Thm Kentucky and Ohio volunteers 'E
ft this morning again for their encamp- Ia
ent. Maij. WVrighit of the 8th infantry,
rived here yesterdL'y, wvith recruits for tI
ati regitnent, e
I hacve just seen .saver al officers and 6
ivates of Gen. WVools colnmttn who"
me into camp in the moniteg, anid in- ci
rmted Gent. WV. 'hact there wvas a large S
e'xican force witii a few miles of
etm, omi their way to attack his.com,~ ej
and itind Saltillo. A party wvas imeme- as
itely sent out to reconntoitr~e, buct on et
riving a' the designatied place they
und that thcete were tno Mexicans :here,
r lhad there been any, I mteed hiardly .to
I you thcat we are all very much dis, el
pointed in not meeting the enemy bhe
ain, and those who appeared, to be is
a happiest during the excitement of in
yesterday, are the most dejected to day,
particularly Capt. Blanchard and his
Louisiana boys., I will keep you . ad.
vised of such news as I can gather from
lide to time. Gen. Butler is conlman
der~in-cltief of the place, konterey, and
Gen. Wool's command,
Yours. &c., ALTO.
LATER FROM THE ARMY.
The U. S. steamship. Eudora arrived
at New-Orleans on the 19th, from Bra.
zqs Santiago, wheqce she sailed on the
12th ult. :She brought over : number.
of officers, and Mr. 0. Hammond,
bearer of despatches from Gen. Scoot
to the Government. .
The steamer Giraffe was.lost on the
7th inst., in a heavy norther, fifty miles
south of the mouth of the Rio Grande.
Th vessel was totally lost, and with it
-fo -tien, names not known.
There was no news (says the Com.
Times) at the Brazos, from the Army.
Geneal Scott was there on the 12th
inst., and would remain a few days, when
it was expected he would leave for Tam
pico or Victoria. , He had sent. an-ex,
press to General Taylor, informing the
latter that he would -meet him at Tam
pico or Victoria. It was not previously
kntown which of these two places .was
indicated, as ihe express had not return
ed when the Eudora sailed.
TEXAN PmusnNERs.-Mr. Gillespie,
released lately by Santa Anna at Sari
Luis, '(says the Matamoros Flag). has "
just returned to Matamoras. Mr. Gil.
l'spie was captured at China, on the
16th of September last, and was taken
onto S-n. Luis, in advance of the re
treating Mefcas from Monterey. Up.
on his arrival in San Luis, he, withother
prisoners, was put in prison, and e.
mained in confinement until released ia
consplimeft to Genet al Taylor, by ordep
of SantaAnna. He speaksin terms of'
the-highest praise of nearly all the19er
ican ofBqers, save one, with whoin her
had an ealings and -n 4a
t ins e .pris ners can never- rget
for the'kindness and consideration.wi, *
which he treated them. ..The affices
from whom the prisoners had. received
harsh treatment was, upon their repre.
sentations, broken of his command and
placed under arrest.
The number %f troops at San Luis
Mr. Gillespie states to be 27,090 at the.
time of his. departure, with an additional
orce of 10,000 somewhere in the vicin
ity. This large force was under .con
itant drill, and many foreign officers
were said to be engaged in the 'service.
Great enthusiasm and tho most perfect
uhordination prevailed in the Mexican
ine's.-Char. Eve. Ncws.
The br g J,-terson, Captain Morgan,
irrived at N,.w Orle.ans from Havant:
in the 20;l1 inst. bringing dates from
ultra Cauz to the 31st Dec.:
The M!xican Congress had rejeeted
gr proposition for peace, only 19 meml
ers voting for it. A few days before
he question was brought up, there had
een a caucus meeting of the majority
It that body wien a resolution, was
dopted clhat all present should take an
ath to vote against any proposition for
pace so long as at United States soldier
tood upon the soil of Mexico.
The. correspondent of the. Newv Or
sans Tinmes says char the blockade of
ice coast was very imperfect.. Frdoa
te 10th to~ the 24clh December, the
mount of duties paid to vessels entering
ie port of Alvarado, only a short dis
ence .somb of-Vera Cruz, wvas not less
The report of the Minister of Financa
!lprese'ts the. treasury to be much em
arrassed. The expenses of the army
San Luis Peotosi bordered on $400,.
3~0 a niointh, amnd of-chat of Voma Crus;
3a Cruz on $80,000. acid it was found
npoissible io supply this sum entirely,
.lnncci~a Loderano, residing' in Lon,.
mn, had been appointe-d an agent to.
egotiate a lo'an of .twenty millions o(~
>llars, .and D. Manuel F. Lizardo, also
London, had been appointed agent
r thce Mexican bond hiolders in Eng
Early in December the governor of
a federal district was authorised to
juip from the public rents, .6000 iu
nary andl 4000 cavalry, and a sufficieni
imber of stillerists for six pieces of
nnon. This tforce was destined for
nc Lums Potosi.-Eve. News.
The city of New York is said to be
odled with counterfeit dimres, qunarterls
d half dollars, miade of base met als, and
sily dletectedl by their sound. .
if thou desire to be truly valiant,' fear
do evil is always afraid to 'suffer
il, he that never fears is~ desperate ;
that always fears is a-coward.. He -
the truly valiant man.that dares-noth.
Sut what ho aoght -