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tinig~foit. A few dilsle h
ion was broughtupthere hal been a i
ens meeting of thiefinsjorlty or that bod
wvhen a resolutionase aaofedthaasll nre
-sent should ;ake .an oath to v~t gnji
any propositio for pr olong as
ted States soldieatoo upon the 9
Tho'cori-espoiident of the Nev Orlens
.Tines says. that the. blockade of n ou. t-.,.
ais veyee fect 'Froin the 10tirto the
~4th Deceuiiber, the simount of duties paid
yshel entering hepori of Alvara d,
only a short distance south of Verare lot
was not less than $200,000. l
Thereport of the. Minister of Finance
repreSents the treasury to be mich mbar.
rassevr Thet cense's of the-ariiy at nn
emisPotosi bordered o n $400,000 a month,
and * of that of Vera Cofu Aili s Co,
on $80,000, and it was found Iniposqlible to
suoply this sum entirely. D Igrnaa uL'o
deraud, residing in London, had bienap
painted an agent to negotiate a inan of
rtwenty millions of duollirt, and. D. Manuel
res.. . . . F. Lizardo, also in Londn, had hieen ip.
pointed) agent for'the Mexican bond hold
nera in England.
Early in December the governor of the
federal district was authn'ised to eqtily
from the piublic rents, 0000 infaritry"and
4000 cavalry, and a sufficient number 0f
artillerists for six pieces of cannon. Tbis
force wvas destined for San Lis PotoLi.
* ~Char. Evc. Nc s
(l'rom the N. 0. Plcayane.)
Later from the Armay
Important from gmpico-Arrival of tor
Kinney of that place-Later News from
Gen. Taylor-Engagement of Col. ay
pvith the Mezicana-Disposition of the
American forces along the line of opera
<V tions, 4ec 4c.
The Georgiana, Capt. Crispin, ai rived
morning, having left Tan pico on the 14th
inst. The verbal news she brought was
alarming, it being to the effect thatSauta
Anna had placed himself between Gen.
Taylor and Gen. Worth with 35,000 men,
and that a general action wvas immediately
expected. All this is an exaggeration.
We believe the authentic facts to be as fol
Col. Kfinney arrived atTampico on the
12th inst., direct from Victoria. Le en
tered that town with Cen. Quitman on the
evening of the lth inst. Gen. Quitman
drove the enemy before him for the last
thirty or forty miles before getting to Vic
toria. The Ml exicnes ere reluctant to
give up the place. As Gen. Quitmran en
tered the town the Mexicans were going
out on the other side. Gee. Q. had no ca
valry and could not pursue them. Cul. K.
speaks in the warmest terms of the prompt
and soldierly conduct of this ofbicer.
Col. Kinney parted from Gen. Taylor
at Monte Morales andI pushed on wvithi Gen.
Quitman to Victoria. From thence he
made his tay, almost alone to Tanmlic,
taking Soto Ia Marita in his route, accom
plishing a distance of nearly 250 miles in
three days, and narrowly escaping from the
advanced parties of the Mexicans on seve
ral occasions. he spent a part of a night
at the old rancho of Croix, where Sanchez
was stationed wvith twenty dragoons; fet in
the morning lhe contrived to give him the
slip, lie also succecded in evading Ro
mano Falcon, the man who is reputed to
have been killed Col.Cross. At Soto la Ma.
rina he found a company'of sixty ranchieros.
lHe rode at once to the alcade, boldly told
him that Gen. Taylor had sent him on a
fewv hours in advance to prepare supplies,
and by this ruse made out to come of saife
ly-the rancheros at once dispersing. The
services this officer has renidered since the
Mexican waur broke out have been invalua
ble, Hie has ridden tihusandb and thou
sands of miles through the country almost
alone, his favorite servant Catalino has
been killed, lhe has been himself beset and
attacked time and again; yet by his superi
or riding, by his knott ledge of the Spanish
language, by his prormptness and courage,
lhe has so far succeeded in escaping. fSuch
services lie has rendered the country sure
iy wvill not be allowved to go unrewarded
but to the news brought by this arrival.
We have no reason tosuppose that Genis.
Butler and Worth have moved from Saluil
Jo, as wvas reported in town yesterday morn.
ing. We believe them, together with
Genemial Wool, to have been still there or
in the vicinity as late as the 1st inst.. wvith
at least six thousand troops, as wve farther
believe that a division of the Mexican army
was not far off', watching otur movement's
and readly to take advantage ofany favora
ble opportunitunity which circumstance
may afford. It may be, and this opinion is
entertainett by officers of the army high in
rank, that the Mexican soldiers seen in
the neighborhood of Saltillo are advanced
parties of a force of somo 1500 or 2000 men
kept in position on this side of the desert,
between Saltillo arnd $an Luis, to destroy
the water tanks in'case the American army
shotild move in force in the direction of
the latter city. This viewv of the case pre
cludes the idea of a seriotus attack upon
Gen. Worth or Gen. WoolI, the obsject of
the Mexicanas only being to keep~a watch
upon the Americani forces, to retreat be.
fore any adlvance,, andl cut off the supplies of
water as far south as the operations of our
army make it advisable to do so. That te
troops spoken of as threatening Saltillo
are scouting parties of' this eom ps-nf uabser.
vation is conifidently believed bay olir.ers of
pXperiece andl discretion--though others,
N1 - . ;Vi
p" A eent114f
kop 1, to'Tamplo
q thcetriCt a106'. exacans wereto
st~c&~jlI~lA~a~e 2th tilt., is buit ime
ame .aieiino. i*,T h s already rcached
heob ay .ifMatamorias.
Tre is little donbt,-as we learn frorr
Ivatleiters tht'there vas a large M exi.
ean rrce prbiJy 6tostly *avalry-at
ila at lasIdatep all inder command of
G~ene l6 dins. rea, 'Romerg,
ue andisohes arc also repoted 'to
We Inthe i.,dity. It may be recollecied
ihat ourl s' Vicounis from the city of
Mexiio Irepregented Valencia as ou hia.
easrch to jila..
.Front a'correspondent at Tampico we
I in 'lt on ihe 1stof JanuaryGen.,Tay
d forwaril Col.ay, of the Dr-.
goond to amine the mointain pass be
ton Mdh e.Morales and Labradores. On
his return (fror Labradores htook another
pss 'i iing to Linareis. and was attacked
by a large boly ofth6.eneny anihis rear
gurd cutrqff. ThIs waseffectedbygolling
stones ingo the pass, which was scarcely
Widtienouglh fb- a single ho-scrman. May
mpnged to et through with the main body
anid reached a spot where he was enabled
to dismountifd return to the succor of the
re'ru d,'ut it ivas too late, as the enemy
hi d retreated with' their prize. At one
tune during the passage of the gorgethe
diragoons would.- have .been almostrat the
mercy of'the enemy had the latter dischar.
ge their pieces vith any accuracy;.for the
position they ,occupied -was diirectly over
thie heat's-of our * troops. We cannot as
certain Col. Maf's lise, 'or whether he had
any men 4illed or not.
Atthe present timelierocan benodoubt,
Gencrals Taylor,. Tiggs, Paiterson...and
1llow ,are at Victoria, . and with a large
rc. . G laGen. 'Tylor but a party ofuive
unfred *Texan rangers with him, -their
ervices, with the enemy's cavalry hanging
about him -in. almost every direction, would
Below we give the letters of our corres.
pondent. What wuve have stated above
qualifies and explains a number of the ru
mors he has furnished;
[Special Correspondence of the Picayune.]
TAM PIco, Jan. 10, 1847.
GETLcMEN-We have had, within the
lasi'few days. some extremely cold weather,
unprecedented. in the knowledge of -the
oldest in'habitant., A bout 10, P. M., o'n the
Btl inst., one of the "northers," to which
this coast is so frequently subject, burst up
on us with extraordinary violence. The
brig Foam, that had groiunded on the bar
the afternoon previous, was broken entire.
ly to pieces during the night. At I1, P.
M., one of the Government steamers (the
Undine, I believe,) took off the captain
and crew. The next morning but a vestige
of her was to be seen. This makes the
fourth vessel that hans been wrecked on the
bar since this place was taken by ouA
An expedition, co sisting of five compa
nies of regulars and five of the Alabama
regiment, is ordered to report for a march
at 3, P. M., to dlay; it has been in preparn
lion for several dlays, and is destined for a
descent upon Tuspan. Gen. Shieldls will
command in person. We have it repor
tedi that there a thousand troops at Tus
pan, but I presume it will be a "veni, vidi
vici" affair. Our Genueral is a rman ofgreat
energy, andi since heo has been hero has in.
stituted many projects and reforms that wvill
be advantageous. 13. A.
T AMaPrICo, Jan. 11, 1847.
.I wrote you yesterdJay that an expedi
tison wvould leave that dlay for T1uspan, buti
I was very confidentially misled. The rli
mar for the pa1st few days wvas allowed to
sparead thnat tI.e force was destined fur that
Place, and the Mexicans despatc-hed couri
ers carrying the intelligence. Iteinforce
ments were calledl in from the surrounding
counltry, and we heajr now that thicre 2000
men there on tile qui vivc for an attack.
T1he Government steamers commenced fa
ring uip yesterday at noon, and every pre
parauin'appeared to be making to cress
over to Pueblo Viejo,, en route for Tuspaun,
when the commanding ornicer at the lines
receivedl srders to march his men towards
Altamira. It was a pierfect surprise to
every one, and whether any good results
rrom it or not, Gen Shields deserves credit
for the rusc.
I amt assured f'rom hadaquarters thtat the
ot'ject is to open a comnmunication wvith
Gen. TIaylor at Victoria, aun:l it is deemed
ex pedient to send the presenit force to meet
this advauce. Fromn 2000 to 3000 Mexi
can troops are known to be betwveen here
and there, and very possibly Gen. Shields
w-ill have an opportuity to) cope with
Lhem. But few of the regulars posted here
lsave yet been in action in this war, andI all
ire desirous ofshiaring the hontori of their
companions in arms who have heretofore
b)ein more fortunate. May opportunity
)ffer-1 need say not more.
The number oh men is about 050, which
reduces thme force remaining hero to 050;
but no attack is to he expected on this
place, except via thme very route General
Shields has nowu taken; so that, although
redluced in number, wve are not weakened
i strength. B3. A.
Truseico, JAN. 12, 1S47-A fternoon.
Gentlemen-Orders andI counnter orders.
Col. Kinney, of Corpus Christi, arrived
this mornuing wvith dispatches from Geni.
Ta'ylor-heo left Victoria on the evenming of
he 9th -inst., having ridden over 200) miles
in three days. le wvas attended a portion
iif tihe Wvay b'y four dragoons, anid came
t - 214
to ss on - o'e
7. !rjw:~ . o
Cal e 4 o iea
thte Mexicad -fdre, at 4ig~
amounts to 80i000 4 j 4
entire forcei i'the field at'50
Thi ired j1 gileRcr~J~
Col. K., has createi the rest ex
ment throughout thdtty nQ
Ier, wildh Gent.y, Wortihsind, Wol
men-conidered tliefilo dIs t..
were at. Saltillo. A
00,4 win eored n i, w ayt1taktliem
and our men had faken p4sooutioudeli
antelpagon, as thei town waisilnac bile of
fortification. The'ngugementshiuid hlaie
takien place on the 27th ult. ind.l; Kin;
noy speaks confitlently of ourisi ea'. IThw
var seems to..becomnencidggingeairnsii.
You Obayrely;.upon th6 accuracy qfuG*.
K's. opinion of the strengti'orilneioiemyj
le is perfectly informed by. Mexcan'
throughout the country 1h his paj, and I
believe lsjbeter aegilainted wit.h them thai
alny other person; inthe country. His ac
count of his rideironn dicinia rlch is
hair breadth 'scapes and iisterj strata.
g*i". He says that he knobsh Mexi
cans better than they' kn'o'w themin'elves,
and I think has given proof dtf-te
Gens. Taylor and Patterson areAt Vic-.
toria with 6000 'men, awaiting orders from
Gen. Scott. It is not supposed tAhat any
movemeni wifi be rmade against San Luis
Potosi. It Is. pronnthcd -k etrpnget
fortified post in all 'Mexico, an'd Santa
Anna has said that the nan tait takegit is
welcome to the cpiltal. -I believe that a
change of warfare, will-take plecioh Gen
Scott's assuming the Kcommdand The
mountains wilJ.be retained aijd Vera Cruz
subjected by a land attak-thehol for
Mexico!.But.you ire doubtless better in
formed of the planig 6f 6u Genrnent
than ourselves. At al e~its, th6beWyet
remains -everything to b.eadone.. -.
SUMTERVILLE S. C.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3,t8 47.
gy Messrs. A. WiTE, &. Co. are autlorised
Agents for "Tu SUMTER BANNER."
February 3, 18-17.
M-Wo are indebtcd toothe Hon. J.'A. WooD
WARD, for a copy or his -speech on the Moicati
War and for a copy of the sIeech 4( the Hion. JAs.
A. SEDDON of Virginia on thei Winit:.Proviso.
We shall endeavor to publish extracts, as our limits
The price of this article In the Charleston market
for the week ending Friday, Jan. 29, varied from
9 1-2 to 12 cents per pound.
On Saturday morning last, the 30th uli,
a most inhuman murder was committed,
near Fulton in Clarendon County. of this
District, by a man of the name of Reuben
Stark. While hi. wire wras .preparing
breakfast, Stark went into thme yard, got an
axe, and, coming into the house, struck her
and her two children on thme back of the
head with it, causing them to fall insensi
ble. He then consummated lise horrible
design by cutting their throats with a razor.
A servant girl, wvhom he pursued with the
same intent, escapcd and fled. After kil
ling his wire aind children, lhe attempted
to -iii himself by cutting hisi throat; but
only succeeded in inflicting a daingerous
wvound, being prevented from completing
his attempt. On Sunday afternoon lie wvas
brotight to this place anid confinedl In thme
district jail, lie will~ probably recover
from his wound.
In murdering his wvife, Stark destroyed
thme existence of a being, which, though it
had not yet seen the light, in (tie eye of
the law, is considered as having an exis
We are informed that Stark, at the timne
of murdering hmis famlily, was uinder time in'
Ihuence of delirium Iremens : and that 'for
soimetime previus to the act, he had fre
quently threatened the life of lisi wife.
THIE RAIL ROAD.
Tme late WVilmington papers contain a
notice that tihe books will be opened io re
ceive subcriptions to the Wilmington
amnd Manchester Rail Rqad, in conformity
with the charter, on Monday, thme first dlay
of Februiary, at different specified piaces,
and tunder tihe dlirec-tion of appointed Corn
missioners. This is in conformnity with
the charter granted by North Carolinas-.
Commissioniers are appointed at time fol
lowing places In South Carolina:
At MAR ION COURT IloUSE, tunder the dj.
rectiin of W.W.Hairlee, BI. K Hannegan
N. L. 8earborouigh, Wmn. Evans, S. F-.
Gibson, mind C. J. Crawford.
A t DAILLINOTON C. ii., untder tihe direction
of George WV. Dergian, J. D. Williams,
J. P. Zimmerman, Jas. 8. Gibson, and
J. W. McCatll,
A t SUJMTRER VILELI, tinder this dIrection of
Win. hlaynsworth, "1. Moses, J. DI.
lamnding, L. White, J. Oyson, J. L.
Masiney, S. E. Wiison, J, E. Denis, S.
McBrydie, nnd J. 0. Dumrant~
And at ittel) other places and tmnder the
dlirection of such gentlemen na m... bed
ti ov)i lu i no 6d.
e4 e tjr
a t a duIn
mer md a
subserihe a d er
prtniq e e',C
pben d a ben es who 1 r.r9
i~~ r2, 1
10'. mno to mTi~~rbIRIhr.Ie
oupes p i i. abu t p V6iti nir
pr se. 4 the' c breW4setibo
rI ia ehp i no Iff ft!Tlr
ibcie a eitjad, h s'Ji'
beeliken oaitisd . taiwl
deiskekfd ph fins; air9
tra t no a po wobipt e mokp
a use dher, t litd onn ied oi
tre h 4iWeesti ia Lier0i snt aei Wg;
tben~ wen tsall beh.Morh alyil
th ae Niadurs~rbeinditsnequhar
stikk be 'r' t ed -Or em i nti,* nquI
ani, ariih; 6, f tWe difei'dt t aianagi
stediy~erse'aonri as. Clitdifia
Wi:li dgit'ei i ld eiIn i li ' n
be tenl twoikful~is-anthepelt
oi the Eonybouula:mn
It b'lbyt "f'te.Pk i~s sihof -arners
ef'iteirtiis roen~om the onek of
our nl Ationd wi l'2i?( ev e in
pabnfitfronh Ws -ad Ittak ghomitt
to . calwitly in lian'dandtto uniate-i iAl
elalies :n- a geceral -endeavor to-carr
ihek wibo thurs nied wa: and se fbecad
t e 'Cain(l6ie M ii.en , otdiu ie
wf hgn the abksr )prd' iahaln
nor hehi!e ep: t e6b' psihon fm
o.- :V.0r fI~ f ic4' as ;t ~ iots th e b e'd
f resmli6nsa wilprse d etmia ti
a in t i. ,ad'o st in sh l--be.- b- , e t
e1 aelte i bebanilh wo t ntei i. ., ol
dtityushould iu'fai remis ur Unetineia
lo theecominideainf anaisezeif thean
nrgegpn themr to calie mtin o the
miad. It~n fis incumben aner sl aehe
vnthe Coisoes .apinted; n heite n.
ner thesNth Ceiglin triiu owins. chate
,ou reiouily.c rse lariaj
toat .aci m~~t atidfthe aImll'bil ; bideI
fnurL giisatierf abe ho b l'
Weshedie.we 'hishtild be divetn cuio' i
of tuld wito'unidtontfi a eitize ofe tihe
district", ind wud 'pecsiig'litambedome
awre upo ne plmcade:alla'mchi of the at
gited bj 'tn edilact ' u'r htihtk
road have eertinmbeadtho fie in tdaker ie
wthed hereisd iotat-uc apone d diadeuilm.
ciernte ntngrfth toin iriduce hiesdn ceharer.
The aicting of it&eize ond ideda
evening a ier favor, -cniein h
tien peraied the whree tasseiha
theld Manchostdt; ach mube uilant
Assbsptions for sjabeteck eto le
awaren of the Gdiatt mny 6wtercdisap,
pointed byhouretidare thtproe' h
Wuue covuere tof-ortie bemardta odBki
wted moref by.d thanuc a ord-ae ao~-~dm
pledge f thigin.r thne iiridea niaehre
The ~eeting of itenon~ensa een.
esq.,n presed'ut ctheimeeting the ga
hlirelowo tsen tawradf aencoteen
tiemen.pokoa cdgne the cassonblnd thi
the matther-a~e odgemtedb with an ani
spallobe bthat q, .htale il h er ite
susfublcyitons e stck.can.
akmilhefirst of 'ebruary, b timgeo proic
ftue ark"e wilo begitizesmove ar
Our oreab.dees thll werdceiveaby a
leaeneo, thiti th spirii ithia aniat
sct onsared. t ihodd meetinga ov
i. r e te 4mW
hunl a na'~iirj
the an e".z
willaihew what the ~ ~ -
aging h A
of serald~ears to
had f conined i6i. W i(, -.a
eN d$4/: oew
returningga' enpyoL 'JhnB
with 'sppeis, writtaonitwi
1~~rtor oilier ins icais fh q
dic ore #lea ;I, a
must bp sent to the blisher arnd an
that it may bd taken out by im4!'n
no!!uP ECToF A N ErinTBA :
tere tom Washington. iathe -N
oie.siaeakiwithio w sfidence o
sibili for an e4;risessiuaoCores -
ingunecessaryin qi 'sqn "eeof-th
pfrab~bilitv of the present .Congrs4a~
able, amidthe ragingof the confi 41 l
ts, to do-what the cisis deaam
The Senate nd h diedene of,
Virginia, on the 18th inst n nn
rected that the fapatical reslusionu d
the Legislatue a New H mpuh
recently,transmitted-inby Goi e
that Stale to be Executive f
shall be .senI-bgek-16jd.: ~
.lTe.,PhilidelI1ilk C 6inme
Ihes a table, exiitist h~
crea~ of the .Jensyvavnia(%s
From ti he-peity Item u 0I65~~
iL reachse in 1840.the eiitmomai
The Supreme CsiurtofOhso4 Bal
amnng' gother decsi~ons Wave de~44~4
verset to Ihni~itygwhat has beenjAi~ i~I
Jety ease. T lie-tu~rdeclstre rl
tnance of thseCincinnaat tCousacsbipi~
Rigtrading, bartering anid sellnen Si
Ravoid as to :those who conscieitlii~
osrve the seventh day of the *klf4
the -abbath."--Ibid. 21.1sg
yoting genteman who is alerk; in -a
book storbeTnE Mr. Greer, while sidg
y esterday evening at te wifidog o rl
Post Office, awaiting::for lett.hrs hai -
rocket picked, or a. pocketabp:cW osti
;ing arsmalI'quantity of money Hl~~p
cions wcro directed towards a pers~
had been standing (or some tismbM
him, and who had; been nnticed by hiji
lice fgr a few weeks. past, ase;endeavor
to. palm himself offenmetinie aii%
man in the U. S. Navy,-and nti
as a;Iieutenant in tkseA rrpy. :.ThI,~
wvas arrested and ctssfined ingt~
Honuse last night. -But as in
bins, the stolen, articles could :i b
uponr him, and -s. there as5*
evidence of.hs guailt, le w~stki
disehiarged byhe: Mayor. -
Thme HusnTlegaofh em~
states that. one. of the .reen
,traniportation te.' oaaq
-and ihsot 61l1ihe Gers -miMi
brousght wvith them'
wilhin' thre years. bIqgp
however, that some
exists on the Iupper TitlIcI
of a dispute as o te~ii~~t
clais are seig(,~
ews - ,