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i Fa w so nx-,
H n t hetrg0 ef - sn
7~WoM xacanCngess las rejeotd4.
pting, for Ae days. heroberqi e
inwsbrought up, thereohiai beena et
cus meeting of thte majority of that ba
~- ~ when a resolution~vas adottadthiat all re
sent should tak'e ani oath to votiag
any firopoisition for'p ae iso longe asa-i~
ted Stateis sold ica 'up'67the gil of
:The correspondenlof the New Orleans
Times says that:ho blockae of tnesp
was '%:ryim p rfect. Prom the 10th to the
-241h-Decefn ber,thes amiount of duties pahl
hy'issels entering the por.t 'of Alvaradi
- only a short distance south of Vera Cruz,
w'as-not less than 8200,000.
*he report of the. Minister of Finance
-represents the treasury to be much'embar
rassedk The expenses of the'armiy at San
7isPotosi bordered on $400,000 a Iont,
and of that of Ver c- i : C': a
on O80000, andit wasfound mjiossibi~
supiply this sum entirely. *D. Ignacia L'o
deraud, residing in London, had beineaf
- pointed an agent to negotiate a loan of
t wenty millions of dollars, and. D. Manuel
F. izardo, also in Londandihad bieai
pointed'agent for the Mexican bond 'hold
- ers In England.
Early in December the governor of th'e
federal district wras authorisaid to eqniy
from the public rents, 0000 infantry and
4000 cavalry, and a sufficient number 'of
artillerists for six pieces of cannon. -Ti is
force-was destined for San Luis Paisi.
Char. Eve. News.
-(i.rom the 4. 0. Plcaynne.)
Later ro A the Army.
Important from 7bmpico-: Arrival of b
Kinney of that place-Later Newos from
Gen. aylor-Engagement of Col. ay
aoith the Mexicano-Disposition of te
Ameridanforces along the Zinc of opera
The Georgiana, Capt. Crispin, aurived
morning, having left Tampico on the 14th
inst. The verbal news she brought wva
alarming, it being to the e'ect that Santa
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. Kinney arrived atTampico on the
12th inst., direct from Victoria. -lHe en
tered that town with Gen. Quitman on the
evening of the 9th inst. Gen. Quitman
dtrove the enemy before himn for tihe last
thirty or forty miles before getting to Vic
toria. The Mnexicnas were reluctant to
give up the place. As Gen. Quit man en.
ered the town the Mexicans were gaing
out on the other side. Gen. Q. had no ca
valry and could not pursue them. Col. K.
speaks in the wvarmest terms of thie prompt
and soldierly conduct of this oficer.
Col. Kinney parted from Gen. Taylor
at Monte Morales and pushed on with Gen.
Quitman to Victoria. From thence he
made his way, amost alone to Tampico,
taking Soto la Merits in his route, accom
plishing a distance of nearly 250 miles in
three days, and narrowly escaping from the
adlvanced parties of the Mexicans on seve
ral occasions. He spent a part of night
at the 01ld rancho of Croix, wvhere Sanchez
was stationed with twenty dragoons; jet in
the mornng le contrived to give him the
slip, ie also stuccceded in evading Rb
mano Falcon, the man who is reputed to
have been killed Col. Cross. At Soto a .a
rina he found a company'of sixty rancheros.
lie rode at on1ce to the alcadle, boldly told
him that Gen. Taylor had sent him on a
fe'w hours in adlvance to prepare siipplis,
and by this ruse made out to come of safe.
Jy-the rancheros at once dispersing. The
services this officer has rendered since the
Mexican wa~r broke out have been invalua
ble. le has ridlden thousand and thou
sands of miles through the country almeSta
alone, hsis favorite servant Catalino has
been killed, ho has been himself beset and
attacked time and again; yet by his superi
or riding, by his knn leidge of the Spanish
language, by his promptness and courage,
he has so far succeeded in escaping. Such
services he has rendered the country sure
Jy will not be allowed to go tunrewarded
but to the news brought by this arrival.
We have no reason tosuppose that Iens.
Butler and Worth have moved from Sahmil
lo, as was reported in town yesterday morn.
ing. We believe them, together with
Genetal Wool, to have been still there or
in the vicinity as late as the 1st inst., Vith
at least six thousand troops, as wc farther
believe that a division of the Mexican army
was not far ofh, rsatehing our movement's
and ready to take advantage ofany favora
ble opportunitunity which circumstance
may afford. It may be, and this opinion is
entertained by officers of the army high in
rank, that the Mexican soldiers seen in
the neighborhood of Sahtillo are advanced
parties of a force of some 1500 or2000 men
kept in position on this side of the desert
between Saltillo arnd San Luis, to destroy'
the water tanks in'cease tihe A merican arumy
should move in force in the direction of
the latter city. This viewv of the case pre
cludes the ideca of a seriotus attack upon
Gen. Worth or Gen. Wool, the object of
the Mexicanis only being to keep~a watch
upion the American, forces, to retreat be
fore any advance, andl cut off the stplhies of
wvater as far souuth as the operations of our
army make it advissable to do so. Th'lat the
troops spoken of as . threatening Seltillo,
are scouting parties of this eot ps of eabser.
vation is confidently believed I'ye Mirere of
pxjperionce and discretion'-thoughi others,
~~~~ oqhly entl.
C usilita. Tid
poo ey T'ambio6
t. t o tia1 0Oxicaris-were-to
_=:.-4tu~i W1,foh i. salready reached
W6-$ w .a et~ame-Ago.'
a ~ ~ e wa"nla 'mte
:herkis Ii ti~lesdi6t4ffs we learn frons
rivate;li th'third'was a large Meki.
Can6 forcetprlii.y1 gostly 4cavalry-at
alals d a ilutindercommand of
RM V YAl dI& t~rrea, 'RMaio.
alt _l.d ath s re. also. reported to
S~vldriit. It may be recollected
that otiriccunIs .from the city of
M~xeoirdialinetied. Valancia: as on his
march to 1a.
"Frei a correspondent at Tampico' we
leuii tit, on ilthe it of Jaiuary-Gen. Tay
tint fotsaril. ColMay, of the Ora.
g~egto.amnIe the mountain pass; be.
twen Mdate Mbrales atId LAbradores. On
his return rn' Labradores ic took another
p'asMdiing ;d-Linares and was attacked
b 4larde body of ii eney anlhis rea
guard cut ef' This was effectedby, rolling
stones iso the 'pass, whch was scarcely
wideeninglIgr a single horseman. 41ay
map'aged ig get'ihroughi with the main* body
ani reachejd a spot where he was endbled
to disdiiountind return to the succor of the
roar gua d, but it was'too late, as the enemy
hWd retreated .with their prize. At one
tIme durinithe passage of the gorge the
dragoons woiuld,. have 'been.alnostiet the
mefcy of'the enemy had the latier dischar.
gcd thir pieces wvith. any accuracy; for the
poait;on they occupied .was directly over
tie helutgsof our troops. We cannot as
ceitainCal.' May's uset, or whether lie had
,any men killed or not.
' At ilie present time. here can be nodoubt,
Geeraals Tayltir, TwIggs,. Patterson. and
IPtlyIw are at Victoria, .and with a. large
ford. 'Iad Gen. Taylor'but a partyof live
hundied Texan rangers with hirn, their
erivices, with the enemy's cavalry hanging
about him in. almost every direction, niould
.Below we give the letters of our corres.
pondent. . What we have stated above
qualitiesand explains a number of the ru
mors he has furnished:
[Special Correspoidence of the Picayune.]
TAMPIco, Jan. 10, 1847.
GENTLEMtEN-We have had, within the
lasfew days. some extremely cold weather,
unprecedented in the .knowledge ofsthe
oldest iiihabitant., About 10, P. M., o'n the
0th 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 grounded on the bar
the afternoon previous, was broken entire.
ly to pieces during the night. At 11, P.
M., one of the Government steamers (the
Undine, I believe,) took on' the captain
and crew. The next morning but a vestige
of her was to be seen. This makes the
fourth vessel that has been wrecked on the
bar since this place was taken by ou4
An expedition, corisisting of five compa
nies of regulars and fye of the Alabama
regiment, is ordered to report for a march
at 3, P. M., to ay; it has beent in prepara
tioni for several days. and is destined for a
descent upon Tuspant. Gen. Shields will
command in person. We have it repor
ted that there a thousand troops at Tus
pan, but I presume it will be a "veni, vidi
vici" affair. Our General is a rman ofgreat
energy, and since he hats been here has in
stitutedl many projects and reforms thaL will
be advantngeous. B. A.
Tauiricea. Jan. 11, 1817.
.I wrote you yester:lay that an expedi
tioni would leave that ay for Tuspan, bit
I was very colnfidenttialhy niisled. The rn
mar for the past few dlays wa's allowed to
sptrenad thatt the force was dlestined for that
place, and the Mexicans dhespatched couri.
ers carrying the in telligence. llein force
mcrnts were called in from the surrounding
country, and wec hear now that there 2000
men there on the qui viva far an attack.
Thei Governme~nt steamers commencedl ft.
ring up yesterday nt noon, and every prne.
parauinnappeared to be making to cross
over to Pueblo Viejo, en routc for Tuspan,
when the commanintg ollicer at the lines
received orders to march his men towards
Altamira. It was a perfect surprise to
every one, andl wvhethter any good retsults
from it or not, Gen Shields deserves credit
for the rusc.
I am assured from headquarters that the
ol-ject is to) open a commtunitation with
Gen. Taylor at Victoria, an:h it is deemed
expedient to send the present force to meet
this advauce. From 2000 to 3000 Mexi
eani troops are known to be between here
andi there, and very possitbly Gen. Shtieis
wvill have ant opportunity to cope with
thcm. But few of the regulars posted here
have yen been in action in this war, and all
are desirous of sharing the honors of their
compantions in arms who have heretofore
been more fortunate. May opportunity
affer-l need saty no more.
The ntumber oh men is about 050, wvhich
reduces the force remaining hero to 050;
but no attack is to be expected on this
p lace, except via thme very rouate Generail
Bh ields hains now taken; so that, although
reduced ini nutmber, we arc not weakened
in strength. B. A.
Tr 1M1Iroo, JA N. 12, 1l7.-A fternoon.
Genitlemen-rders and counter orders.
Col. Kinney, of Corpus Chiristi, arrived
this mornimng wviah despatches from Getn.
T1aylor-he left Victoria on the eve'ning of
the 9th Inst., having ridden over 200 miles
in three udays. Ife was attended a portion
af the way hy fouir dragoons, and came
throug h w-th only ,t.o at.at. n.
Col. 'o gee
t M6z~te'an force]a $it~Ptb
amounts to 30,000 : me"-a
entire foee '6 the field t 14,9.
1 hie,ap tpreg p
I:l K., has ete the gets ex~1e
ler, wIth Genu.rWortbrand;W o~t 0
me n-con liderddl tliegfligO .dtQ ~ u
were Wi l il.:g
000 wsrfebortd onIs iswayt tailem
afndolur Mren had takenifosiuof tsldIn:
arnticipation, asthe uiin a.alncinible'of
fortification. The engagemebt shosldhaiv
taken, place on the 27thuult. aindi'iKIn"
hey speaks conflulently of oursuceofi. The
war seems to..beacoimencirig ejiairIsiih
You may relynpon; the acturaQ, 0f
K's. opinion of-the strengthief e m
lie is perfecti informed by" 'Mexcanis
throughout thed country in hiq'.pay.aind I
believe ta be;Ter acqiainLed wli. them th as
ay other person in the;country. H's c
count of his fldeichn iwrta is rich m
hair breadth 'scapes .and masderj. strata i
$ein. He says that he kin s theMexi
cans better. than thcy' kno themselves,
anil 1. think has given proof - iit
Gens. Taylor and Pattespi are it-Vic
forin with 0000 men,.awaititti orders from
Gen. Scott. It is not supqamsed 'that any
movemeni wift be niade agaipst San, Luis
Potosi. It it prii,6elediho tringest
fortified post in all Meico atd Sanfta
Anna has said thit the man that take itIs
welcome to the epital. I, believe' that a
change of warfare, will take plac bn.Gen
Scott's assumning tie orpmand. .The
mountains willbe retained aind Veia Cruz
subjected by a land attackl thitido! fn
Mexico! But you are doubtless better in
formed of the plants of our Government
than ourselves. At all ohis, the'r4yet
remains -everything to:'beilone.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8 187.
g- Messrs. A. WHIT, &. Co. are- alatliorised.
Agents for "Tun SUMTern BANNER."
February 3, 1847.
qg-Wo are indebted to the Hon.'3)A. WooD
WARD, for a copy of his speech on -thajlezicaR
War and for a copy or the speech of tLie Han..JAs.
A. Sr DnoN of Virginia on tie, Wilmnot Proviso.
We shall endeavor to publish extracts, as dur 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.
'~ REVOLTING MURDER.
On Saturday morning last, the 30th ult.
a most inhuman murder was committe ,
near Fulton in Clarendon County. of this
District, by a man of the name of Reuben
Stark. While his wire was .preparing
breakfast, Stark went into thme yard, got'an
axe, and, coming into the house, struck her
and her two children on tihe back of the
head with it, causing thorn to fall Insensi
ble. He then consummated hisi horrible
design by cutting their throats with a razor.
A servant girl, wvhom he pursued with the
same intent, escapcd andl fled. After kil
hing hisa wife and children, lie attempted
to kiii himselfrhy cutting his throat; but
only suceceeded in inflicting a daingerous
wound, being prevented from completing
his. attempt. On Sundey afternoon lie was
brought to this place amid confined in thme
district jail, lie will probably rccover
from his wound.
In murdering his wife, Stark destroyed
the existence of a being,. which, though it
had not yet seen the light, In th e eyo. of
the law, is considered as having-'an exis
We are informed that Stark, at the time
of murdering his family, was under thme in'
fluence of delirium tremens : andI that' fur
sometime previous to the act, lie had fre
quently threatened thme life of his wife.
THlE R AIL ROAD.
The late Wilmington papers contaIn a
notice that the books wvill he openedl to re
ceive stub'criptions to the Wilmington
and Manchester Rail Roadi, in conformity
wvith time charter, on Monday, tihe first day
of February, at different specified places,
and tinder time direction of appointed Coin.
missioners. Thai. is in confo)rmity with
the charter granted by North Carolinna
Commissioners are appointed at thme fol.
lowing places In South Carolimia:
At MAitioN COURT HloUSn, tindier the ti~
rection of W.W.alrliee, BI. K Nlannegan
N, L. Nearborughm, Win. Evans, S. F-.
Gibson, aind C. J. Crawfordl.
A t DARLINOTON C. II., under time direction
of George WV. Dargan, J. D. Williams,
J. P. Zimmerman, Jas. S. Gibson, and
J. W. McCamll, -
At StTRVLLE, uinder' te ircction of
Win. Hanynsyorthi, M Moses, J. D.
Blandting, L. White, J. Dyson, J. L.
Mainey, S. E~. Wilson, J, E. DennIs,' 8.
Mlcfryde, -and J.O. Durant.v
Andl at anich other places and uinder the
directioni of such gentlemen as ma b.eie
9ti r~D .dN aT~t~ (r i
returql. * h lri;s
'r Xotnj,. - a r
& tentdefnite~o th
t)W, ie V
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lot the namie b 6
mei ogd if 6 11
mp enqa sss o ton' ab
ableinabyst boo e bet t who nde f r
rI ei 4f$4
r-po .p ~msanow tob among
du p atblpts s i o e iter
shi-on, i etii4 4 "lif iiY fifl
lief I u isti t I "..iy fs'
e lTball let adit v
be taken of ihis dx '
'I 5 blieo tlill ert setL~ be oneri
dertikc~in'I~s he on ,tte a ni
patr Mdfkil4 %tbQ
caiijot toBt~uh~rn~'ttcS .ui .
at' tlis cotnnekio lalc W ~ 6l1I6awi(
mtil iween Seiitfdu 8fanifbe
ten iheran n i eNtrth. KNoi Ceawinl
thae. tercourse b~.e, tIoi!e hb6ard
state& be retiberd mnore nient qnicke
sal~rtaini; bufte affeiidrit' trade -1 ~ll
lr e s Is.Ch irldi ii
Wfithei oi oiulinuc- . ikel ahielatai
tdif i in e nd i 64id, O'rl Digily %ion
dftenin " ntiilait ment.
I b'reipy - git the1"p 'nteia, falners
of our dhiricasi &he (Wom dhe fielk ecf
ouar ipulaiin, ciillwill 'dhii the -in.
pal benefit.fi-otn ihilsroadto tako the rnat
tei nistlyIn'hand, and td unite ilt all
clases' in- a general endeaver to' carry
tharoghis imnportantmeasure.a Litt them
lotk well n'tIeiir meaisand see if they can.
not grant their tresure or throe i the&i
mite. Corn fo id,ihen, ad suIsencibe
wvhqn the bnak s ae o paied;'amd ehalt not
nor hesit'is betwefin We opJinionls. ,.ei
your prevsukly eIxpreed 'determinati
tint tla.road1 'miiardlslillbe 'built, be
fixed an'unt teIable -
We believe we ah'ould be wanting i our
duty shiouldl iwefal tio remind our Counc'il
of the recommendoaiont f "a citizen ol 'the
district' in dur' rec'dieg iumber.W
urge upon themto dall. nrieeting of the
Citizens of ihe district snd forthwith tke
active measures in fsurtherance of th&rail
road. It is incumbent on flheni tn tnke the
first step in Surutet-.O We als. call iu
the Comnissidners, arpoinited eitiher un.
decr the Nortlh Carolipa or our, ownu charter
to act ,at "once7'or the time and.tide q
events are in their favor.'
is is muchtt abe egiree$thatla th'Act
of our Legislature have hot yet beengiub.
lished; as iheir puillcation adfirculatioi
would, ninhout doubt, bde'abep tat e to' lie
district, and would enebia thfem i' bedoe
awvare of ihe 'fldii~f iecherter
grqated by Ou' e gislature.
- T3OWN.*AER,'. 'n p
We have memral timebhentlihs good Bake i
wanted hecrel (mid'thate&uch acp dne'oidiliid' ftg
cieiit ectomagemlent to iinduce his reidene'here,
TIlIE g TIZEN8' MEETING.
The meeting of citizens on Wednesday
evenjug was.veryftull, considering the id.~
chimeoncy- of Ahe;.wealher, and a-united sen
timent, perustled~Ihe. hble assemblvi, that
the Atanchesti~o ~ anusf bebutmla;nd
shall be' builta d. - . ,
As subscripeions for stock cannot ~'be
taker till tae first oft'e bruary, hy. the' pro
Visionts of thme Cihrter, Jnany~werniisa p
poinited whloest~tnd dIQr that ptu'pose; the
future couese of our citizen.spillebe mark
ed more by. deeds thtan words-we have a
pledge;.of this in, the sp. rit that animated1
the meeting of.Sedneas y evenin g.
'lae &l istrate ofPolice, John Melbe,
esq., pregded, it .1.ao meeting, and gav~e
his rellowv .grens a~ word of encourage
ment and'good actvice. Severaf other gen
tlemen. spoke on,~ thte; occasion;. and the
wvhole matter:wasapndqcted wvith an ani
mnation that iudicated, &^ cetermination el
PU.(Pose that rip 'obstacles will be permitted
sucessfully to resist.
:We krust our friends will recollectthe
first af Peruary. as the evening on whilch
the "arik" will begin topipvtorwa'rd.
* ' '':': Wil. .Com.
Our render-s willpernelve, by ap article
on ,btr irst. page 'from 'the Sumteville
llanrier~, tha t the 's' liitd e tizuns jj (hi
section are oilgtthe I jhtf plo~i
ni Will 3t- . fr.
rd - -4
unt e gdrD "
will shew w beaet 1e
he at plac -insi
,wflewwhago e a
newspapersg m niWh m
lie i/'pA orit mai n ""
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th u it 0--e lcc
amuist be sen it gtepblh an, n
fers ro ea tno ' nh
ptpj, eaath k)aidnc~Ieh-ufi
si01tyof anat sesi the ongres
'Iering cay 4.n coJspghn of-th
Mr ilte' of the' egen a l
a l ,am i d t e r a i mli bi t t
enst bes dotwha the ubiser, n'rng
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PRnia O A EXti nssly$
Aeredr tm Wangatia rthesoldten
b Th e egisntcd e of 'p '
recenty oan extra sesso ofth o ngr s.
lng necessary.41- iOW cosqe-eo~h X
haprobiat o the E.fe I n g' ip e o g
able, amtaidhe raging the
ea, todohat thesi
Virgai ion the.18theinst., jnanil-uy'
fiet 3 ,that the fanatical reolutions Pe.
Tby he Legiatue ofuNtWnIl'pshie. .nd
amoentlotireisions, by thaed0rro'f
th t te ityo vht hathe ten l
J IIaI.. T heA- -1 ur dec2e
nane ofitheicinti' Comecil '''
iss trabng, barteinbign the lhi o
dienki af to hos whn consalent e
orbser the eti day 3ofte w
Ii reantdinan140he e roa"ekii
ookgstorl4 fna.-ladh ie3Ned
Thketprle ouft oeiit:-b
amngtar'uanIyC j4jo ney a if$ si
cveser te dirtd tviais heea ercd
had'eofen ninnforsome imei~jj6j
timgetangk baren atiselgobfine
lieej fgr as toaek thoste as eondentlesy
tobpave hemsevfofendyetime W9s? %Sn
thne abth .8.-bdy 21n har
as aliet.onn ngiea yr1elp~'iz
wasn arrented an. hoeI' nerk
House .st nigh .- G rihain stnlt
hi e stoleenhatewti o s ofonid
uPost hi, and ipas, ther ettra b n hl~
evng e smahigtntinp'opyIlkesp~
daimhandrg a e oied by the Myr
lice~ afuw.wk ast E e Nevr7n.
Tohame~ ai H fushon~eegabofe saml1h'
ais lthtat n fthet recenli~~po
wals anresan ed
bruseilt igheN llnoa an rel "
whihin theoen yarticls col -
howeveir, han as somere ~ n~p'
ofainutoJies gnl to e
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statms thatonse tti rent0 a
brthtemseh them gi r itt
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