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From the N. 0. Delta. Febiuary 15.
The Star of 1st February has the fol
lowing intelligence, the very latest from
Death of Major Wcbster.-We re
grer to-hear of the death, at San Angel,
of Major Edward Webster, of the Mas
sachusnits Regiment 'of Volunteers. He
was the youngest so of the Hon. Daniel
Vebster. le left his nafive State a
year since as the senior captain in the
Regiment, and was subseituently chosen
to the post which he held at.the time'of
his death. 'He did- more than any other
man towards the organization of the Re
giment, and was eminently popular. His
death will carry a pang to many a heart.
Of to-da'.-Col.- N. S. Clarke, of
the 6-.h infantry, leaves this morning fot
Cuernevaca, to occupy that town. The
force he takes with him is the 1st infan
try, under the command of Maj. Woods,
Lowell's battery, and the Giorgia mount,
ed men. Cuernevaca js about fifty miles
south-west from this city, and contains
a population of about 8000 souls.
Colonel Clarke was a long time Go
vernor of Matamoros, and to adminis
tered his government as to give satisfac
tion to the 'Americans and Mexicans.
We commend him to the citizens of
From Below.-On Sunday, 23rd
inst.,the editor of this paper reached here
from Vera Cruz, having left that place
on the 15th, bringing a mail all the waiy
There was little news of importance
at Vera Crtiz when he left. The 5th
regiment from Tennessee, under Col.
McClellan, had reached that place, and
the Alabama battalionhad also atrived.
This latter corps was stationed at San
Juan, and is compos.-d of noble looking
At Jalapa are stationed the Baltimore
and Washington regiment, an Illinois
bittalion of infantry; Tilghman's Light
Battery, and Wheat's mounted compa.
nay. On the 16th, two soldiers were as
sissinfated-near one of the gates. Col.
*Hughes had been to Quatepec with a
part of his command, but found no ene
my at that place. Tha sick in the hos
pital were fast recovering.
'At Perote, Lieut. C..A. Seymour hias
every thing in ship-shape -ordei. The
- garrison is'small bt:t iffective.
-In Puelila, Cnl;Childs1li 's.energe
icever Hitroops arie wll dispUo
in tliefitfdidin a iestat -of dis
4 L .ciline.
~ K. It was tidiiood that one lidtie iin
Veira Crus had paid $20,000 ~to get
,back their goods from the guerrillerous.
Capt. Montgomery, A Q.' M., came
up'with the mail as far as Putibla. He
*swil be in the city in a day or t wo.
The Monitor states-that Gen. Cad
walader had addressed a note to the
Governor of the State of Mextco,. ask
* ng for the State's portion of the reve
nue, assessed upon it by the American
authorities. The Governor replies that
. lhe shall never lend his co-operation to
obtain it. The legislative assembly ad,
dressed a note to his FExcelldney, ex
pressing a wish that some action should
be had upon the subject.
Capt. Barclay, o1 the Newv York Re
giment, died very suddenly on Sunday
la.st at San Angel, and was buried yes
Beware of Evil.-L-t no man say,
when he thinks of the drunkard, broken
* ~ in health and spoiled of intellect, "I can
ntever so 4all." He thonght as hittle of
falling in his earliest years-. The pro
mise of his youth was as bright as. yours;
and even after he began las downwar d
rourse he was as. unsnspicious as the
firmest around him, and wdiuld have re
- plled as indignantly, the adomnnition to.
beware of intemap-rance. The danger
-. mof this vice lies in ils almost impercep)ti
ble approach. Few who perish hiy it
know a by its first accesses. Youth
does not* suspect drunkpnness in the
sparkling beverage; which quic.kenis all
its susceptibilities of joy. Tlhe invalid
does not sea it in 'the cordial wiichi
gives newv tone to his debilitated orgdans.
TLhe nman of thonght and genius detects
no palsying poi-son, in the de augh t whi :h
seems a spring of inspirations to titillect
and imagination. The lover of social
pleasure little dreams that thme glass that
animates conversat ion will ever be d runk
iu solitude, and will sink him too low
for the inteicourse in which lie now de
lights. Intemperance comes with a
nonseless- step and binids- its first cogls
with a touch too- light to be felt. This
truth of monroful- experience should be
taeassured up by all, and-should influence
the arrangements ard habits of social-and.
domestic life-in 'every class of the corn
A mtfn Ms-recently' killed- in Cincin.
nati, whileettembting to rob 'a grate.
* ~ He-wai shdt -dead, and his body was
found the next morning by the side of
the one lhe had attempted to remove.
A strange story.- Between five an<
six years ago the widowed mother-of a
child named Atinette, then -between
eight and nine years old whether fron
want of maternal affection or fron
inability to support her, took her ou
at a distance from home and left bei
at the entrance of a passage in one o
the-streets of Paris, with a promise -t<
return, which -she never, performed
Finding herself abandoned, the child by
teats and cries excited the pity of a
woman named Bust, who gained a
livelihood by 'lacemending, which she
taught her, and treating her with al
the care and affection of a mother.
Natural -feelings, however, still dwelt ir
the mind of the girl, and a' short time
ago she discovered the address of hei
mother, and wrote to her, informing her
that she was well and happy, but care.
fully refrained from givtng the name o
her humane protectress. The feelingi
of:a parent however, were awakenet
in the mother of Annette, and shte
became anxious to see her child again.
Under the advice of some friends she
consulted a somnambulist, who -could
not tell her precisely where or with
whom Annnite was living, but he said
it was in the neighborfhood of the Churci
of Saint- Ruch. Byedint of presever
ance and the peculiarity of Annette be
ing marked in the face with what is
called a dash of wine, the girl and the
abode of Mme. Buat was discovered anc
the deserted child claimed. Annette
however refused to leave her tried
friend, and the mother applied to a
commissary of police, who, noiwitlistan.
ding the strong repudiation of the moth.
er by the child, vtas sufficiently convinc.
ed of her identity and considering that
h-r age was too young to give het any
freedom of choice, ordered her to sub
mit to the legal authority of her mother
The parting of Annette from her
benetactor was most affecting to al
who witnessed it.
From the New York Express.
LATER FROM THE PACIFIC.
MAZATLAN. Dec. 1. 1847.
At anchor, in the harbor "Independence
razee," Commodore Shubrick; "Congress
Capt. Lu Vallette, who with 500 on shore
goverus and commands Mazatlan, sup
ported by well appointed batteries and
the two frigates; "Cyane." Com. Dupont
"Portsmouth," Com. Montgomery, soot
fur'home, all her criw being over thei;
term of enlistment; brig '-Caroline, "prize
to the "Portsmouth," Lieut. W- A. Bart
let,. comdg., taken up the gulf, and I
learn. has. been ransomed. to-day for $10
000; ..L Dali" 0-m. Selfridge. hold
Gn her eelireed t0i Ports'
o iih1 ember. The
oul'b enitere'' Guay
ofofEering a surrender, (by ihreaits fronm
their own troops,) did tnot give notice un
ii theit town was much injuired l!y shol
nd shell, Guaymas was at once occu.
pied by the United States ma~rinles and
seaman, and the flag of the stars waved
nver the fort. 24th, Congress left to join
the Comm iodore, to be ready fo~r Mazattlan
-met him off Cape St. L-mas. 30t6.
Portstmonth relieved by Dale, Nov. 9th.
On the 17th, 400 tmen of the enemy goi
into the town.-(the place being deserted,
no garrison was kep~t on shore. the force
of the Dale being smnall.)-Capt. Sel
fridlge landed un-aware of their presence,
found thtem in strong poshtiones and at once
etngiged t-henm; his force was only 63 offr'.
cers and mient; defeated the enemy at once;
killed 40 to 50;.drove them pell mell from
the town, when the hiatterries of the ship
gave them shot and shell. These 400
men whetn the best troops of Sinaloa,Comn.
Selfridge was wounded in the fort, the on
ly casuality to United States force. Lieut.
Smith, of thme Dale, c.>mmnandled after
Cap'. Selfridge was wounded: Lieut.
Tansill, 17 miarines,a-Passed Midship.
man IDuncan, 25 seamen,-Lieut. Smith,
2.5-6S ini all. Capt. Selfridge will not
be likely to experience more tihan a tem
porary inconvenience from hiis woutnd.
The Peninsula of Cclifornia.-Lieut.
[lay wood, U. S. N.. with three officers
and 2.5 tment, was posted by C:,m. Shtu
brick at San Jose, niear Cape St. Lucas,
early in November. to huld that port
some probability of a- revolution appear
ing. io the country. Lient. Col. Burton.
holding La.Paz, on the Gulf, wvithm 110
men, heing two companics of the 7th,
New York Volunteers; Lieut. BIeywvood,
one 9 pdr.,.Lieut. Col. Burtoum, t wo 6's
the posts 70 leagues apart-and the t wo,
nll the-force that could bte spared for thme
P'eninsulu-htaving ini project a sharp fight
to get possession of Malzatlan. On the
13th November. Lieut. Hlaywoodl fult
convinced lhe would soot, be imnvested by it
force of some 200 men, but-did not antici
pmate that they had any artillery. Lieut.
Bartlett teuched at San Jose i-n the Caro
lina otn the 15th November, and found
him making, strong positionts-to defendl his
quar:ers if attacked; 30 Californians hand
joined him as volunteers, anti drilled daily.
-On the 18th, the enemy seeing. the coast
clear of ships, marched- fronm the moun
ains in the interior, and at once attacked,
with two 6 pounder. and 150 or 200-men.
They were very determined and made
strong -charges up to Hay wood's: works,
but all resisted nobly. Mejoros-, the Mex
ican chief, was killed, and 20 to-30- of his
men. They retired after making three
severe att acks. Lieut. H ay wood did not
lose a man; Passed Midshipman McLan
shamn wvas slightly wounded, antI 0ne ma
rine in two-places. Thus ended- the bats
tle ofSan Jose. Mr. Gillespie. an A meri
can mercbant,.distinguished himself i the
command of the- California v.olunteers~
Mexican Californians fIghting side by side
with.our sailors a iliar at g
for their homes, thei r fami I
ty, against a band "he
who-have ravaged . Ian
got a good-lesiod .
20th, and 20th to 2
hotly attacked at Lj
Penando, rhey m
'were constantly rep
50 to 60, killed andI
one killed and,. tw
25th they renewed;
non and small arms
express to the postr
wood know what
posi. When the e:
fighting was still g
fear, nor need ther ..
and his New York -
account of themselJ
There has been
the vicinity of Mazi
20th ult. 'Lieut. HI
Enagineers, Lieut, ii
went out with'100 M.
Rowan, of the Cay
to surprise a party a
Urias, three miles di4
engaged the ene:py bU
Hnd daylight; but as
the country bet:er thi .
away througlthe '1
however, with somt
known The Amei .
killed and thirteen .
loss certainly muchr
rout of double the rot
Lieuts, Seldee and Vi
bills, but not inue.
first showed a disposition for a fair ,stawn~ w
up fi-l; bit soon -ave tray berd-e Jack's Its
furious charges. - x
The Commodore appears to be- arran; du1
itgto-day, Dec- Ist to give a U'aVie and tl
ef.ective force to the Peninsla. 6d crushte
ak a blow the revolt in the Peninsula of C11
Call fornia. But he cannot worl~tiracles, art
normake men.-There shuld-be three (
regiments of land forces on thiscoast at an
this moment, that the avy might perrorin tli
its proper duties. 'Oar sailors -arec ready m(
and willing and their officers Orst and wl
foremost, day and nigh:; but bthe canne Itb
take care of their ships and gers.en large It
towns at the same time, no sld they Ct.
he expected to do it for any lenga'r time.. Cl
Be assured they are doing all iey can SC
and tuost cheerfully, too.
From the Ne. Icatwruie, ia. 14. a1
THE TREATY.-PEACE. on
The authority upon shich it sie been in
announced that a rasis of accommodation tb
has been arranged by Mr. Trtsr and the
commissioners on the part of Mexico, is ml
scarcely inferior to that of the parties con- an
cerned in making it. There; is n doubt ch
o the fact, that Mr. Trst gnderr the d- 'ei
vice and sanction or Gen SAirhas coar cli
tinued to exercise the funct4iof nego- in'
tiatr and that a paper itffie and stub. in
stane, a treaty of peande, hasr n Aged,
sealed anid sent to- Washiag:t, app. ocl
ol.' The erso ace, n-i iful .hy -,
in the mainthey re doi'4ng epirat can SC
precise phragelww hi'y Ima--.
FrmteN O. Mcagune,. **e'.14. 'I
annreed Nrthatitudesi o~ acomoatrionrthi
penetraters o the e of t xor New m
eend The maknit STee is -nn dtrch
fn coh enstatin M eTicfnr the ces- e
siansntion f tertr Ged Spii ha con. c
3diTnuied to execis te fne and neo-eth
posiaor, and chtaertin ssnd sub-o tin
te, a o treaty r e Cu' nej sigid,
The. ThetedmStaes Goeraen: ha h
recalled r maintandedoke' his pow-ha
enrbefoe htreayorjjj h t-N
th-tyo Mr. beitwi euden the oftae
adp Meo rc the arG "o a2d tde. s
geem ofi Nrth waie, h rbe-ie |at ir hfd
perter s re Suaoe dof Saot ar otriNew in
from The repoted Sitiat p, theay wil bri
ben acomesain toMeyc~ the is-onT
ansat iif beriy eae upI, :.icv
3The rmted thi arringend hd-f~ rea
fromsseo pofpcetain poste by ico Trist;t nal
Theuterms durine tet areico lejinwith. T'
Tehe Untted tawhic Grovr entered the
hisunalifiedr Trisst, n tho ispota- be
ertbefore b the rarsof projptesi- thu
theoitizn of neTite isrepudd the f
ofrei eseas fomd The may roah sjb
adpmore rejecy the aosrrating~eptasey sir'r
deem Trit bythe do eleiev tatife nel
perhas, areedluprn denot ra mamerial-ydins
beon anied igh ofby a the i s tin
andsaofiedbyuteci Seabae, eonou vb
Our termc-s leav uhs arrnitlenmto differ se
trom the propoiian G m-ade andir Trint atgr
Tacsubaya, duringr thae aready rinfSep- Til
tembrerat and tohisch so ek regard ao
spoetrtoy adetobeacee a ecs and ~tr fat
h ro Grane was 0. biaue, ed iere forecn
Pvroset, and suect' uondtierstnd bypi
thae cieiz ntile neiuher Reubih rthe inerms
of the rease aod a ppoa ch gov hn
tmor itealyil the riftru i'rrjctione f r T
ofrth Tisttt by theimette fStates inei
co'he scerntane. Mecotto ecioe ti
the o Teeaae iprssin taadeae wnoud br
shortlyb. rcamd h eirrs sivntb
alued'dtoces ofeaes ittlessim taut esoa
thad bhe.r man si Govenmet andeemed Dk
proessc a era e:9l3o have aleayraiedu
pthe tey Rothcild heot 0huy sread a
seyaen of pea mase tipe deriver. ito1
P~~mruorc ofh sPeuace--W~ueprtiand w
eha v eanti cahuse-o.high;ordiy our tat
thiseaty as-~tfreevaltttro lit s cor- me
of weheeanysreason hadon taithe Go. en
S.rovnent t ead- Se2,0 0are to s ha
the teera iproes ion thtyec woud
SOUTH ERN COM FORTS.
Some of our Northern cousins regard us.
-8 at the South as very naughty people
J addicted to very vile and vicious prac
is,' AWe must be- permitted, however,
congratulate upon an. almost entire
elom froin many ridiculous follies and
trageous enormities wisc are found
iracterisitng our accusers, We may be
y' bad, but we are not bad euough to
ed and-tolerate in-our midst the mnty
nstro-us isas which agitate Church and
ite in other portions of our land. We
not apt to have Infidel Conventions to
,rify Tom Paine and Abner Kneeland,
I vote the Bible a humbug and the
rgy a pest to society. Nor do we heve
ti Hanging Conyentions, the upshot of
ose proceedings is to annul wholesome
vs and pay a bounty on murder. We
ve had no such Conventions as the in
ligen correspondent of the New York
dorder describes as having lately met in
tcity of Boston. The object of this
wventiont was to devise ways,aud means
abolishing the observance of the Chris.
i Sabbath. It proclaimed the-Stbbath
unmitigatel nuisance. the most seri
r "let and hindrance" in tht way of
progress of "Anti-Slavery, Tempe..
ce, Purity. Human Brotherhoo.d," &c.
e-choice spirits that presided over this
embly, whose proper place of meeting
a Pandemoniu:n, were Garrison, Theo
-e Parkar, Maria W. Chapman, Ed.
imd Quincy, Abby Kelly Foster, C. C.
leigh, at id omne geous. It may be a
pal proof that Charlestou is far behind
ston in intelligence and morality, that
have here no' Marlboro Chapel, with
annual assenbla.ges to inveigh against
sting institutions and hasten the intro
tion of the milennium of impiety abd
irole; it may indicate stagnation of in.
lect, coldness of heart anti forbidity of
science, that we have no Reformers
longst us; but we are free to confess
ough the confession may excite pity and
I contempt) that we are content with
s state of things. We should deem it a
st serious evil, if the "itch of reforming"
re tit seize our pedple, and our soil
uld beconme infested with such violent
I relentless haters. of everything an
nt and good as lately made Marlboro
apel the theatre of their ,atrocities.
'he Michigan House of itepresemetaives,
the 31st of January, passed the follow
reiolution. by fifty two votes agaidst
ee in the negative,
Resolved, That whenever the Govern
mt of the United States shall acquire
y territory' by conquest, cession or pur
se, it would be repugnant to the moral
wse of this nation, and a violation of the
arest duty of Congress, to permit the
titution of.livery, in any form, to be
rhewHouse is almost.unanimously dem
-~iicf, and on the very same day on
i=bnhey passed this resolutioI,- forty
.- .he g nan hi
oz DEsIT f ass OF isorEa
BAPris-r PostICA-rIOs SocmErr.
We are happy to state th-tt thtis estab
iment, so long desired, is tttw open, and
dy to supply all demands for dento.ni
inal and religions books getnerally.
Ereuieren and others wishting to stupply
mselves with works of this description.
re n6w an opportunity of doming so al.
rhern priecs. It is the determninattion
the Board to place such hooks. if pos
le, withtin the reach of all. T1hey de
Sit to be at once, and at all tirtes, utn
stood, that it . is not the object of the
titutitn they represent to matke tmottey
the establishmnent of. this depository.
dissominate religious knowledge attoug
try class of our people, and over every
titn of our Southern Count ry, it is
at design and only legititmate work.
accomplish this imnpotta nt object. books
taining the truths of Christianity must
made accessuble to alt. and this, it is
esign'of thtis establishment to tdo, by
iliatintg thte tmeans of obtaining thetm.
I reducing, as much as possible. the
ce of their procurement.
We' have 'oeen gratifie i by a hatsty
ne at the books nowv iu the depository
ey are entirely of a religious character,
iry dlepartment of Christian literature,
I suited to the taste and wants of nIll
iriptions of readers. Particular attan
L has been paid to the selection of Sab
tb School B1ooki, of whtich a very est en -
e assort mn' hes been procured. We al
notice Bibles, T1estamnents and H-ymn
ok, in overy variety of style, and at
ost every conedivable price.
In sho. there is scarcely a work, whtich
ought for by thte denomination at thte
tth, thtat tmay not heo ftound in thte col
tion now at the depository, and for
icm great cred it is tine to the Correspon
Sooiety, by whotm the selections were
We also notice several tnew works up.
the shelves, avbtich we were inlmrmted
v just hocnt issued frott the tpress, antd
inow offered for sale for the first tmne
the South. We htave bmut time to nto
, and that otnly by ntaie, "Benediet's
tory of thte Baptists" ntnd "Balchech
SBaptism of the New-Testamnt."
h valuable Books, and for whtichi we
icipato an extensive detmattd.
a catalogue of the books now in the
pository, wvill appear itn our paper of
)rders for Books, atnd nll cornmtunica
s relating to-the business of the Depbs
ry, shottld lbe uddressed to Edward J.
attlerniepository Agent of S. B. P. S.,
arestotn, So. Ca., From our acquain
cea with Brother Walker, we feel as
d that all orders will he promnptly cx
tred, and every attention paid to bireth
and others who may visit theBook De
rtory ofti Southern-1 Baptist Publica
a Snc icly.
in the N.- 0. Picaere, Extra.'Fb21.
LATER FROM MEXICO.
Arrival of Me Royal Mail steamer Dee.
In the Star of the 13th we find the fI
lowing article in regard to Santa-Anna, It
is of miuch importance :
Santa Anna.-The Monitor of yester
day gives an extract fromr a letter written
by a person of fistinction, which s:ys
"Gen. Santa Anna has asked for a pass
port so enable him leave to the Republic-,
has recommended hIis friends t-). sirstitin a
peace and the Government of Pena y
Penn." The same paper cites an aricle
in the Constittion ioirhibiting the Presi
dent of the Republic from leaving the ter
ritory while in the exercise of tihe supreme
command, a nd one year afterwards. Anoth
er Queretaro corresponJeot or the Monitor
itimnates that Sant i Ann i's official corn
munications in regard to his pasport, &::-.
will he published. We hardly know what
to make of this movement of the ex-Presi
dent, and at firnt were inclined to discredit
the statement altogethbr. If it he -true,
however, that he recomrmends his friends
to snpport the Government of Pena y
Pen., it evinces a very stdden change ol
opinion in Santa Anna. We suspect that
if any such recommendation has been
made, it is for the purpose of. securing a
safe egress from the Republic, rather than
ofgiving any siocere support to the pacific
policy of Pena y Pena.
- For the United States.-Many of our
papers will go to the United States, and
perhaps a few words in regard to the pres
ent position of the relations between the
two Governments may be acceptable. to
our home readers.
We are of opinion that the prospect fur
an adjustment of the difficulties between
the two Republics was never more favora
ble than at this moment. It has been offi
cially announced by the Miuister of for
eign Rel.,tions at Queretaro that a-treaty
of peace was signed on the 2,1 inst,, at
Guadalope, between Nicholas-P. Trist,
commissioner on the part of the United
States, and Srs Cauto, Cuevas and A tris
tion, *commissioners on the part of the
Mexican Government. The doeument
making this announcement is conceived in
a most excellent spirit, and evinces a dis
position on the part of Pena y Pena to use
the infuence of his high position,.hoth
with the people and the Govern !rs of the
States, to unite all opinions in support of
the treaty. ~The response of the Gover
nors to the circulur of the Minister. asking
their co-operatiou, will.robably be shortly
knovo. It does not appear that they have
any more knowledge- in regard. to the
treaty than tle mass of the people. The
Cabinet at Queretaro very properly pre
serve a strict silence on the subject, de
claring that the conditions will be made
known immediately o.n the assem$'ing'of
Congress. The President of the Repub
lic is using all his influence fi the' unioa of
t he members for the perforntiee- of their
legislative-duties. .Thus far'-*is inegn-g
have not been commersuratmi' iscef.
forts.. ut -
app a ~ jA ~ j~
still lyitng und~ilie roof ofthe ... he
Housie of Repr'isentativis had met .s
adj'urned. lIe moved therefore *that the
Senate now adjoutrn. and ~tnot voice being
heari itt the negative,
The Senate a-ljournred.
In the Ilourse, thre Journal htavitng been
Mr. Kau'ftma~n. I. E. Hloltmes and othters
rotse simultaneously to addiress the chair,
The Speaker sai.l that the subject to
whieb gentlemen were rising ought to be
ollicially annonnreed by the c-hair. and Ire
proceeded to state that the venerable
mnemnher from M assachiusetts "was still
lying itn the Speaker's Chramber, aind in
thte opinlion of htis mtedhical attendants wvas
rap)idly passin away.
Ott motion of Mr. Burt, thre H ouse ad
Mr. Clay visitedJ Mr. Adlams last even
ing, and the scene is said to hrave beet)
very arffctinrg. Mr. Clay could trot suip
press Iris ermotions. The tears streamed
down his checks and he took the hand of
the dying st atesman.
I left the Capitol at two o'clocknti
Nir. Adams was then supposed no be fastm
sinking. His wife andJ daughters, Mr
Winthtrop, and the medlical advisere, wvere
in attendance upion him, he was still lying
in the Sp~eaker's roam.
Mr. W~ebster. I learn, is deeply rafflicted
by the sad1 intelligence of the death of his
ion, Major Edward Webster, brounght on
Saturday, by Mr. Trreaner. At the time,
lie was itt deep distress, at the motmenttari
ly expected intelligence of the death of
his only daurghtrer. lie has not appeared
ant rho Capitol, and, it is said, is about to
ret rnrn him e.
The treaty project is btefore tire Presi
lent and Cabirnet, artd it is supposed that
it will be surbmitced to the Senate fur thecir
itdvice, on .londay nrext. T1he President
will act wih promptness upon it, whether
t'meet hris entire approbation or not.
Dr Man!?y and thse New- Orleans Call.
It is due to the friends of the U~niversity of
Aabama, and to its distinguished Presi
lent, that we should state, in reference to
the late call or Dr. Manly to rthe pastor
ship of rhe First Baptist Chrurch, New
Orleans, that we speak adviseJiy when
wye say, the call wa-s made by the church
without any encouragemtenr from him andI
without arny intimnartiu by him ton any one,
that hre desired a change of locationt.
W~e are confidenrt we express the feel:
ings-which periades all religious denomi
rnations, all political classes, and all clas
ses of society in Alabama, whten we add,
that we trust the day is far distant when'
any, end ucemen ts presented from abroad
shall be powerful eniought to deprive us of
the tallents, and lenrning, arid piety of the
wise 'efliicienot and jpopuilar Presidinrg Ofli
cer of our State University.-Alabaa
Foolsi sroul never son half-dortn work
7, ~ ~ ,. AT r - M
EDGEFIEL.D U. 11
Exraordinary fall of Rain.--An
quiantity of ramn hai fallen du.ring -the.pa:
Month. A day or two beFore our-last numbe
went to press, there was qnite a heavy, fail
rai, bnt this wais only a sprinkling, to th 4
which succeeded. On Wednesday night th.
23d,. about 9 o'clock, the rain commenced fall,
ing, and continued through the next day',aud -
a considerable part of the night. rhe. weather
was cold and inclement -for souie days after
Court of Common Pleas.-The Court of Com
mon Pleas will commence at this place, a'n
Monday next, Judge Frost will preside.. The .
Court will sit two weeks.
Death of the King of Denmark.-Fioi
reign journals received in New York, we l
the death of Christian the eigith, Kins o1b",
Population of cases.-The populatiori or' e
York, is now estimated at nearly five hinrdec f
thotisand, Philadelphia and suburbs three bu .
dred and fifty thousand, Cincinatti one hundred
thouaad, New Orleans seventy-nine thlasia!,8
Buffalo thirty-six thousadd.
Jilin Quincey Adams.-We learn that thle
distingnished man has had an appopleetid
stroke, and will not prob-ably reover. We -
publish the suhjoiued particulars' from the
Illness and probable death of Er- Presa,
dent Adams.-Yesterday we. received
from our vigilant Telegrapbic correspio
dent at Bagimore, the intelligence'ifhieta
First Despatch.-The first
that 'Col. Fremont has been found gilty
of all the charges prefdrred against ,Im,
with the exception ofi hai for mnitai 'd
that the President of the United States lhi
approve'd.of -the sentence,' but refustited
iim in his offiep. Col. .FremOni o'e-io er
after the decision of the Court h" .6ee
communicited to himi resigned h is
made by ouaKrd if~t' -bii"~~
m ore ,- iflde udg,
* Mr. A damnsireivil.aiv t
Our correspondent states ihat'~r (.
nins was no better, and still sinki~g. Thei
last words, which Mr. Adams had been
henrd to say, were "this is- tbe last o
earth-I am content."
-CL remat.-We regre t to learn, that this
gallant anIl accomplished officer ion nseglieilce I
of the severe sentence of the ,Court Martial --
which recently sat upon his ecise,will pro bably
retire fsom service. Coal. F. may have acted
hastily, but we ecinnot think that full justice N
huas ben meted out to him by the cumrt, which .z
found hun guilty.
e~ nero Custom House at Newo Orleans.-A
New Orle-ins paper cont.:ins a tut or plan of it
the new Cuzstom House. which it is proposed' -
to erect in that city. The Suilding wvill cover ''
a considerable extent of' groun.I, and will" be
in thae finest style ofarchitecture. -'Ezclusive
of the ground, which has bean presented to the
general'-government, the building wvill cost
nearly a million of dollars. If completed ac
cording to the design, it will be the largest edi- -
flee in the United States.
Thme Astors of Noe Yorkl.-A great dealhias
been published with regard to the immerise
wealth of John Jacob Astor. of New York. A .
recent account which we have seen. represents
him to-be worth forty millions. ,Of course-the
writer cannot speak with perfect accuracy. It .
is said, that the old Germaa in a:week duing. .
the last year, made about furty thousand-del' "
lars. This to him is a sm-all smin. His son, ''
Mr. WVm. B3. Astor, is said to be worth-about
five millions of dollars. Donbtless the old man
considers him quite poor,and gives hiar plenty
of good advice as to the means lie shoulid use
to-muake a fortune. Jf be follows in the foot- -
steps of his father, he will be rich yet. Old Ja- ' '
cob is considered to be qiuite-economical, some "
say mean, but oilier. say he is very liberal and -
beneovolent. ie is a patron of mnen of letters
for this lie deserves muich praise.
Lecture aad E.dhitima.-On Saturday even.
iiig the 26th tit. Dr. Bybee delivered in this
place, a Lecture on Electricity, with practical - ,
.illustrations of Morse's Electro-Magnetic Tel- e~
cgraph, together with a variety of Philosophir
cal, Electro-Magnetic and Magnetie-Electrieal
experiments. He commienced by pointing out
the errors whieh frequently rendered ligtning *
rods dangerous to the houises to wich' thiey
were attached, anid gave some Account of the
best mode of attachsing them to buildings.,- to.
told some anecdotes about persons who wore.,
struck by lightning. Spoke of a- very long matn
and a very short one sleeping together in a Iv
ther hbrd riorin-r a thundear storm, and ai nt &