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From the N. Y. Keening Post, 15111 insl. ]
15 Days Later from Europe. \
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The Great Western, Capt. Mathews, <
arrived this morning, in fifteen days
from England. We have London pa- '
pcrs to the morning of the 30th of May. ]
The news in some respects is interest- j
ing and important. <
The bill to repeal the corn laws had 1
passed the House of Lords, without 1
amendment, and by a decided majority.
Free Trade is henceforth the policv of
Great Britain, the leading commercial :
nation of the world.
The Oregon Notice had been received
by he British Government.
of the Mexican war had just ,
been ved in England?the conseque
? as a slight decline in the cot- 1
The Queen has given birth to another (
princes on the 24th May. j
In Ulster, the laboring classes arc suf- ]
fering as severely from the want of po- '
tatoes as in the south and west.
The accounts ol the new potatoe crop
in Ireland are, upon the whole, encouraging
The hay harvest is unusually for ;
ward this year. In some parts of the
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country, cuiiing nas aireaciy commenced.
The nephew of Napoleon has escaped
from the fortress of Ham.
We mentioned in our last that the '
proposition of the Mexican government J
for placing the debt upon a new footing, ,
had been proposed at a stormy meeting
of the proprietors in London. This oc- '
curred on the evening preceding the 1
sailing of the steamer, and we were ig- (
norant at the time of the result. The !
propositi^ was negatived by the bondholders.
But a new and more favora- !
ble proposition is expected to be made.
In the meantime the present position of
Mexico affords small chance of the Lon- 1
don capitalist " bleeding" freely in the '
matter of the loan.
Railway speculation threatens to be i
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nit; ujjjjiuui lum ui nit: jiiiigusii cnaracter.
The " collective wisdom of the na- J
iion" devised a plan for enabling companies
to dissolve and be at rest. It was ,
thought that the concoclors of scores, if j
not hundreds, of the ill-considered, ill- j
digested schemes, would have gladly j
availed themselves of the facilities thus ]
offered. Meetings have been called, in (
conformity with the provisions of the
act which was passed recently, in various
parts of the country; but progres- .
sion has been the rule> dissolution the ,
exception, with the companies. The ,
money market, which has been long restive
under the load of speculation thus
impending over it, exhibits, like a drun- ,
ken man, symtoms of reeling : and steady
it cannot be, while railway bills requiring
nearly seventy millions of capij..
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tai iiavg ancau^ uccu cauuiluxiUU. Qy I
Parliament this session,
The Cambria, Capt. Judkins, arrived I
here on the afternoon of Thursday, after j
a splendid passage, with the intelligence
of the rupture which has already taken j
place between the Mexican and the i
American forces. The issue of the conflict,
which has taken place at Fort Isa- (
bel, on the Rio Grande; if conflict it
can be called, for it seems, according to (
the accounts, too trumpery for the appellation?has
astonished, and, we are sorry
to add, gratified many persons.
The effect of the news had been to
raise the price of American produce.
On its receipt many persons instantly
withdrew their cotton, and the conse
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qucruuu iius uucii, <ts is cusiuiiiary in
such eases, a rush of speculators into
the field, and an improvement in the
value of the staple. Another cause has
been at work. Early yesterday the result
of the second reading of the corn bill ,
in the House of was known. The set- <
tlement of this question must beneficially
serve business?must give increased ,
firmness to the manufacturers?must i
enhance the value of the article?and <
this, with the lormer cause, has render- <
ed the market additionally firm.
If the corn bill should pass?of 1
which, at present, there hardly exist a i
doubt in the minds of the least sanguine, I
an immense quantity of produce will 1
be immediately released from bond and ]
inrown on the market. The bulk of 1
the produce se held under the Queen's
locks, American Flour and American \
produce. Its value has heen estimated <
as high as five million sterling. In ]
every point of view?for the safety of 1
trade, for the security of the exporter, ]
for the comfort and happiness of the peo- i
pie?it is desirable that no unnecessary
ielays take place. Our readers will observe
that the Government had not only
i majority of proxies, but a majority of
peers present on the division. This is
important as regards the ultimate success
of the measure in committee.
The markets in every part of the
country will be more or less affected by
llie second reading of the corn bill in
the Lords, but the effect will not be fully
developed before the sailing of the
steamer on Tuesday next. In the
meantime, we refer our commercial readers
to what has been doing before the
result transpired, and they will see that
business of every description has been
more or less influenced by the pending
state of our political affairs.
Tim: M rxii.'an Wau. Thi> nfltw nf I
the breaking out of hostilities between
the United States and Mexico, had been
received in England. The Chronicle
of the 29th, says:?
'* At an early hour this morning, we
received important intelligence from
the United Slates, (announcing the
commencement of hostilities with Mexico.)
the interest of which induces us to
publish it in full detail, and for that purpose
to displace a considerable portion of
Dur usual matter. The pressure on our
?pace renders it impossible to do more
than call attention to the letter of our
Washington correspondent, which will
be found in another part of our paper."
In a previous article the Chronicle
iinticipated the war, and denounced the
United States in good round terms.
From the N. O. Picayune, 14th insl,
FROM GALVESTON AND THE
The Steamship Galveston, Captain
Wright, was towed up to town at an
2arly hour yesterday morning, by the
towboal Star. By her we have received
[ialveston papers to the 10th inst. They
bring up the news from the Rio Grande
to the latest dates, and will be found interesting.
We regret to say that Gov. Builer of
('ninlinn rniioJinfl lioru in ? ??> "
low state of health, but we are in hopes
hat a few days of quiet and repose will
bring him up speedily
Volunteers have at last "begun to pour
into Galveston freely. From the News
jf the 9th inst. we copy the following:?
A full company, under Capt. Arnold,
irrived by the steamer Samuel M. Williams,
on the 5th inst. They are from
Nacogdoches, and carry a standard with
the words " Old Nacogdoches" on it.
A company from Jasper and Jefferson
countids arrived from Sabine by water
last Saturday the 6th, commanded
by Capt. Chesire, who was in the batLie
of San Jacinto These have also
been received, and left for Point Isabel
Dn the schooner Testa, Capt. Fisk, this
By this arrival we have received the
first two numbers of the " Republic of
the Rio Grande and Friend of the People."
The first number is dated June
1st, and the second June 8th. The motto
of the paper, " Fear not?the brave
and generous soldier is only to be dreaded
in the field of battle." The leading
articles are printed both in English and
The purpose is to convince the people
of Tamaulipas, Coahuila, New Leon,
and Chihuahua, of the futility of resisting
American arms, and to throw
upon the Administration of Paredes the
responsibility of the war. A separation
of thn nenartmpnts namprl nhni-P
from the Central Government of Mexico
is the distinct aim of this new paper.
We have not room for one of its " leaders"
to-day, but cull a few " news
items," as follows:?
Movements of the Enemy.?A traveller
from Tampico met a Government
carrier between that place and Victoria,
about ten days ago hunting for the Mexican
army, for whom he bore orders, he
said, to retreat upon Tampico. This
would seem to indicate that the Government
consider the day as definitively
lost in this quarter, or were unable to
reinforce their army sufficiently to enable
it to stand another battle, and were
collecting its fragments for the defence
r?f Voro ririiT
The port of Tampico was ncrt blockaded,
he states, as vessels were entering
and departing, though an American
sloop of war?the St. Mary's?was in
sight. Mr.. Cchatzell and the other
Americans, who were so rudely driven
from Matamoras by Ampudia, had
reached Tampico in safety, though shaken
in health by their forced journey of
three hundred iniles. They took shipping
on the 23d ult. for this place, where
thev mav be honrlv exnected.
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Arista's retreat will doubtless continue
to the mountains. After losing the
lay with five to one at Palo Alto and
Resaca dela Palma, it is not likely that
le will make another stand on the
plains. Gen. Taylor takes the field
with so overwhelming a force, and so ad
mirably equipped in that terrible arm,
the light artillery, that it would be madness
in the enemy to fight again, where
deteat would be certain and retreat impossible.
Monterey is the first position
of any natural strength, and it also commands
the entrance of the mountain
pass to Saltillo. It is there, in all probability,
that Arista will tnalcc his great
eilurt. which the importance of the object,
his wounded pride, and the advantages
of the ground, will all conspire to make
a brilliant but a bloody day in the history
of this war
VVe understand that Canales is at Altnitos
Kancho, on this side of Reynosa,
levying contributions upon the people,
and plundering them of all their mules
and other moveable property. Has has
closed the road and intercepts all communication
from this direction, treating
mi uiuac ?v?v uic susjicuicu ui u iinii^
from this place with the greatest harshness.
Correspondence of the Char. Eve. News.
NEW ORLEANS, June 13.
First. Movement of Invasion of
On Saturday the 7th inst., Lieut. Col.
Wilson left Matamoras for Rcinoso, making
the first movement towards the invasion
of Mexico by the American
Army. Col. Wilson has a command
of five hundred strong.
Four companies of the 1st Regiment
of Infantry under the respective commands
of Major Abercrombie, Capts
Miller, Bachus, and La Molte ; Capi.
Price's company of Texian Rangers,
with a section of Lieut. Braggs' battery,
under Lieuts. Thomas and Johnstone,
a company of Alabama volunteers under
Gen. Desha, form the command.
This movement is highly interesting,
because it opens the ball of carrying the
war into the enemy's country. Reinoso
is a small town on the Rio Grande,
sixty miles from Matamoras and con
taining about 1,000 inhabitants. It is
presumed that Col. Wilson and the
brave soldiers under him, will take it
without a blow,?at least the soldiers
fear such will be the case.
The volunteers are in good health
and spirits?very few cases of sickness.
It is rumored that Gen. Arista has sent
a proclamation to Gen. Taylor, ordering
him to leave Matamoras within a given
time, or he should be obliged to come
down from Monterey and chastise him
for remaining on the west side of the
Volunteers for the Expedition
under Col. Kearney.?We have
been pleased to see the promptness
with which Major Mackay, of the
Quarter Masters Department, and
Major Lee, Commissary of subsistence,
have obeyed the instructions
of Col, Kearney, in their respeo
tive departments. As a necessary
consequence of the call tor so
large a force as Col. Kearney expects
to take with him?especially
as the whole expedition will be
through a country where supplies
cannot be obtained?an extraordinary
amount of ordnance stores,
subsistence, baggage trains, &c.,
arc required, tsut tne oruers nave
been promptly met. Every thing
that money, anci industry, upon ,
the part of those officers, could se- ;
cure with the least possible deiay,
has been already procured, and
will be in readiness in a few days.
A portion of the supplies were
shipped yesterday evening, and the
whole will be on the route by the
last of this week or the first of the
next; ani it is confidently expected
that every part of the requisition
will be at Fort Leavenworth
early next week. When it is remembered
that this expedition will
require near a thousand /nules for
draught, several hundred horses
for the ordnance and for mounting
the dragoons, at least two hundred
wagons, a large stock of cattle on
foot, and other stores in proportion,
and that the requisition only reached
here last Sunday, some idea
may be formed of the despatch
with which the United States Go^
vernment officers have performed
their duties.?St. Louis Repub.
The trial of Mutter, one of the
managerie men, for the alleged i
murder of Glover, one of the late
students of the University of Vir
gima, nas resulted in his acquittal.
Father Milter is again holding
forth in Boston. He says the pre- |
sent war is the commencement of ,
the contest between Gog and Ma- i
gog, which is to precede the de- i
struct ion of the world. i
" LIBERTY AND MY NATIVE SOIL."
UMAKL.hiB H. ALiLillilN, Ktlllor.
Abbeville C. H., S. C.: \
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 1846. 1
We were shown a cotton bios- <
som yesterday taken from the field of '
Mr. Hugh M. Prince, the first we have :
seen this season.
The Bank of Hamburg South
Carolina, has declared a divdend of one
dollar and fifty cents per share, being
three per cent for the last six months,
payable on and after the first of July.
We are indebted to the Hon. A.
Burt for a copy of Capt. Fremont's Expedition,
ICf3 We are pleased to learn by the <
news from Washington, that Mr. Mc- :
Duffik, has been elected Chairman of '
the Committee of Foreign Relations in ;
the Senate. Mr. Allen having resigned.
There were thirteen ballotings in two <
days before a choicc could be made, '
and then only by the withdrawal of >
some of the names ballotied lor. |
113" It will be seen by orders from !
Head Quarters that the number of com- '*
panics to form the Regiment, has been *
accepted for twelve months service, and
that they are ordered to be at their respective
parade grounds for inspection (
on Monday next. There is but little 5
probability now thai mere will be need '
for those or any other troops for the Mex- 1
can war. Arista is endeavoring to (
avoid another fight and escape to the
mountains, and Taylor with the troops
now under his command, consisting of
some 10,000 men, will be enabled to
sweep every thing before thorn in the
neighborhood of the Rio Grande.
13^* The press throughout the country
seem to condemn the course of Gen.
Scott, and whilst they do not question
his bravery or his military talents, they
censure him for his selfishness in desiring
to remain in Washington to enjoy
his " plate of soup," and dream of the
splendors of the Presidency The Pre- .
j i a1. _ -1 * - j
siuency ! mere is a someming anout u
that bewilders ai?d blind? those desiring
to attain to it, and instead of pursuing
the course they should, we find often, *
they go dia metrically opposite to their
own interest and thus blast their brisfhtI
.^433=> The following names we copy <
from our exchanges as candidates for of- s
fice in the Regiment now forming in
the State for the Mexican war. (
Major General Bonham of Eerefield. ,
Brig. Gen. Alston, of Yorkville. (
Col. Gregg, of Richland. j
Col. Lartigue, of Beaufort. ,
Col. Moore, of Fairfield. ]
For Lt. Colonel.
Col. Dickinson, of Kershaw. (
For Major. (
Lt. Col. Gladden, of Richland. j
Maj. Canty, of Kershaw. j
Capt..Allen, of Barnwell.
We are informed that none^of these j.
gentlemen have volunteered^olf such r
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uc iuc cast:, 11 ucnaiuiy wuuiu ue uuuig
injustice to those who have so nobly re* j
gponded to the call of the Governor, to
elect any of them; able commanders
can be selected from the officers who 1
have already volunteered, and who 1
should by all means have office in the
Regiment/ We venture the assertion, J
that ten thousand men could be found t
in this State, who would be willing to r
fill those offices with their pay and honor, n
but who could not be induced to enter
the ranks as privates. Let those men
then have office, who are willing to go c
in any capacity so they may but serve r
their country. p
U3=> List of Volunteers belonging to
iie McDuJJle Guards, who have tenderd
their services to the Governor.
J. F. MARSHALL, Captain.
J. B. MORAGNE, 1st Lieut.
J. IN. COCHRAN," 2d do
W. L. Hodges, 1st Sergeant.
J. J. Martin, 2d do
T. M. Wilson, 3d do
W. McNary, 4th do
Wm. Montague, 1st Corporal.
Alex. Hamilton, 2d do
W. A. Lomax, 3d do
Thos. Burt, 4th do
M. H. Wilson, Color Bearer.
I. W Anderson 37. H A Latimore
I. J L Anderson 38. W J Lomax
5. J Adams 39. J Lomax
I. J S Anderson 40. S Lomax
5. W C Arnold 41. A Lomax
3. C A Blake 42. W Lomax
7. J B Black 43. A Logan
3. J Buchanan 44. F Logan
d. Wm Buchanan 45. J M Martin
10. A Bradley 46. W Mabery
II. J Bradley 47. J F Mundav
12. J Bell 48. S Munday "
13. J Gotts 49. C Munday
14. VV Clinkscales 50. N H Moragne
15. W Colbert 51. WmMiddleton
16. J Colbert 52. D Malone
17. D R Caldwell 53. S Malone
18. T L Coleman 54. J Mickler
19. J M Charpings 55. S Malone
20. J W Cheatham 56. ?McCallister
21. T S Crews 57. N McCord
22 J Davis 58. A A King
23. F W Davis 59. S Pace
24. A S Evans 60. S B Lackey
25. A Ellison 61. B J PulJiam
26. B Z Herndon 62. W B Romans
27. H G Higgings 63. B Reynolds
28. D O Hix 64. W L Ritchie
29. B Hammonds 65. J B Russell
30. W C Hill 66. W S Robertson
31. R Hanna 67. W H Sharp
32. W C Hackett 68. Jno Strawhorn
33. E Hilburn 69. J F Saxton
34. Wm Hughey 70. W Rogers
35. F Johnson 71. W C Wier
36. J L Lock ridge 72. B F Wardlaw
From the Army.?We give in anothjr
column the latest news from the
irmy, uhich is of no very gr>;at impor*
;ance. There has been no engagement
since the 9th and the Mexicans are evilently
endeavoring to avoid another
:ollision with our gallant soldiers. It
s thought that if Arista will venture
o fight again, it will bg at Monterey,
;vhich place has some natural advanages,
and is an opening into the mounainous
regions : this, perhaps, they will
ittempt to defend, and stay the progress
if the American arms from their advance
in that direction. Arista's force
is said to be about 15,000 strong.
The settlement of the Oregon question
will have a very material influence
in terminating the Mexican war; for
it is impossible for Mexico to continue
Hostilities without foreign aid, and this
we think she will not be able to obtain,
at least from England now. Any assistance
rendered the Mexicans by the
English Government, would be tantamount
to a declaration of war upon her
part pgainst the United States, and
would be bringing about that very state
:>f affairs which both nations have been
30 long and earnestly laboring to avoid.
Foreign News.?By the steamer1
rt ? nr . i ' ' '
ureai western, we nave aavices irom
Europe 15 days later, extracts of which
will be seen in this week's paper. The
Dregon notice had been received by tho
British Government.?The special message
of the President relative to the
Mexican war had also been received,
ind the price of cotton had declined in
consequence of it.?The Corn Bill had
jassed a second reading in the House of
Lords by a majority of 47.?Victoria
tad given birth to another princess.?Prince
Lcuis Napoleon has made'
lis escape from his prison. It will be
emembered he was imprisoned for life
ome years ago, for attempting a revoution
The citizens of Trenton* N. J.lave
nominated Gen. Taylor for the
Presidency in '48.
India Rubber Bridgf. for thr
\.bmv.?Messrs. M. Rider Broil
ers, of the Harlem Rubber focfcoy
have secured an order for the
naterials for a portable bridge for,
he army. The " pontoons" are
o be made of rubber, and when
ompleted no delay will be expeienced
in orossing rivers, in a ra id