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JCcrus from tl)e -Vrmn.
' Vein Baltimore Patriot.
Important 3Ven from Mexico.
Pcare .Proposition failed Advance of
Gc.. Scott. March of Gen. Pierce.
. Contest with the Guerillas. Santa An
m in the Field Another Battle Prob-
Corrtspoaicnct cf the Bait. Pat., by Telegraph.
Richmond, Auoi gT 6,3 o'clk, A. M.
' The Southern Ma;i js t bringing pa
pers of the 30tii; boiiiff th.."gular,y
due. r - -; : " '
' There had been un arrival fioin vCra
Cruz, BringJujr ate accounts from Gen,
Scotland tit city of Mexico. '
. The matter of the negotiation for peace
had a! failed, anil the impression was
decided, that nil efforts in that way, in
tlirpresent aspect of affairs, would be fu
tile. , Nothing now remained for Gen.
Scott but to move on to the city of Mexi
co, and it was given out that he should
march with his army on the 15th of July.
Gen. Tierce, who at tho previous ac
counts," was at Vera Cruz, having return
ed there to Btronjlheti his force, before
marching to unite Cien. Scott, hnd loft, ns
I Irrirn from the New Orleans limes.
In his march he encountered a hand ofi
guerrillas, ami had quite a sharp contest
with thorn. ' 1 ho killed among tho Mex
icans Is said to have been vory largo; only
a few Americans were killed. The town
of Santa I'e, which had become the heati
quarters of the guerrilla bands, hail been
destroyed, by order of the military gov
It is believed that Gen. Pierce will
have formed a junction with Gen, Scott
before the latter had reached the city of
Santa Anna is said to have twenty two
thousand men in the lie Id, and is deter
mined to make a stand against the ad
vance ot our nrmy. Iherepnits slate
that lie was "lull ot tight."
The next news from Mexico will doubt
lens bring us accounts of another great
battle, and probably inform us thiil Gen.
icott is really in the city of the Astecz
and his soldiers revelling in the "If alia
id the Montezuma.
The Zuuesville Courier brings us the
following important intelligence from
Mexico, . It will be seen that our nrmy
have realized their fond anticipations and
nre now "revelling in the Halls of the
From 'Extra, Tuesday, August 10. 8 P. M
FROM THE ARMY!
; Trc mention Rattle!!!
0 L 0 RIO US" V J C TOR Y ! ! !
The H.ilN of I he rloiile.imiat:.'!
300 American Killed & Wounded
. ' Philadelphia, Aug. 9th 0 P. M.
" Both of the Mails due from tho Sotitl
were received olltichmond this morninir
An arrival from Vera Cruz, brings most
7 momentous and tlirilliug intelligence from
our army under Uen. boott.
The Hero of Cerro Gordo, at the head
of the American Army, advanced on the
loth, towards the City of Mexico.
When within 8 miles of the Capitol on
me morning oi tnu loin, tio cucouniornd
the enemy, arrayed in grout force to dig
puis mi onwuiu marcii. untile was
promptly given. After an immense
sluughter, the hallos of victory alighted
upon our standards, und the foe iuglo-
nousty dcteated lied in conlusion from
The loss of our brave band in killed
and woundod was 300. That of the en
emy though greutor hod not been ascer
tained The noxt morning, that of the 'th of
July, won. Scott and his victorious sol
diorsentorcd .and took possession of the
city of Mexico. The flag of tho United
Stdfos now floats over the Halls of the
Piiit.AOEi.puiA, August 9 C P. M.
Tho intelligence from our glorious iir
my under Scott, is good uows und true
to nil Americun hcurtHl
Tho Ibigs lire Moating in the breeze all
over tho City, und tho thunder of umnv
cnnmminoiir streets and wpiure give uu
misttikouble tokens of the universal re
joicing!! Philadelphia, August 90 P. M.
The Southern Mail, I regret to say,
"i iiiiuiiigniice oi me incroaso ol
the yellow fever in New Orleuns.
Philadelphia Aitg. 9 8 P. M.
ThogloriouH news from Gen. Scott and
his brave soldiers was brought by the
Propeller Wellington, which arrived at
i.'ew Orleans from tho Brazos, with'datos
10 the 23d ult.
The news was received nt Matumoras,
by express from the City of Mexico, and
was publicly read to the troops by order
of the General in cominund.ut the post.
CiL. I)e Uissv and the Bum; of
1 It'AjuTi.A. 'J'lie following extract of a
letter from Col. Gates, nddressud to Gov.
WiUrin, who bad the kindness to permit
ns to publish it, will show thutCol. De
Bessy's loss wus not so great us we have
TAMPICO, Jul, 17,18,7.
Colonel I do not at this time regret
that you could not send mu thu assistance
1 desired. Col. Do Rusny bus returned
with his command, having lost only eight
nr ten men after being attacked by twelve'
hundred (r m,ne BMd Bur,0(Jdcd for
three days, while on his way to Tampico.
ilo made such a havoc with his 6 poun
der and Ins mon, that the enemy whs
tin aid at least tu coma within gunshot.
He killed and wounded one bundled and
fifty, confessed by an officer of tho Mexi
can forces. Our officers say one hun
dred and fifty killed the truth is, one
hundred and twenty mon passed through
a range of one hundred and eighty miles
hum a population oi vv.vvu, with great
succoss. The Colonol was ambuscaded
three times by J00O, or more, and yet he
defeated tho enemy contiiually, and
when I beard of his being surrounded by
so large n lorce, l thought tie would find
jt beyond bis power to escape, bat be ex
tncnreiMiiioseir handsomely and 1 am
rejoiced at Lit ."feat of arm.",' "" . 1
I)c cmr aster 2racttf.
GEORGt weaver. EDnoR and proprietor
Friday Horning, AuK"-t is. 1847.
The Mexican News.
The intelligence, which we publish
this week, from the seat of War, is of
It will be seen that our propositions for
peaco have been rejected, that a bloody
battle has been fought and that General
Scott, with his gallant urtny, is in the
Capitol of Mexico.
Inquisitive minds ask, what next?
What next?. The futuie is still cloud
ed in doubt. We have Rained victory
after victory, adding lustre to the Amer
ican Arms, and now our fl.ig floats in tri
umph over the Capitol of our sister
Republic. Hut what will our. Gov
ernment now do? . What can they do?--
iliey sought to conquer a peacb, but
judging from appearances, this desirable
end is as far off as ever.
Our .peace propositions are rejected.
How, the intelligence does not say. It
may have been a' failure to agree upon
ihe terms. It may be that no commis
sioners to treat with Mr. Trist were a p'
pointed. In addition to this, five of the
most powerful states of tho Mexican Re
public have solemnly declared that they
will agree to no treaty, that dismembers
their territory or that is made while our
army of invasion is upon their soil, Thi
may all bo Mexican bravado, but it looks
like earnest. After repeated disasters
und defeats, they still cling to each other
and at each successive time, present a
moro formidable front. It may be that
this lute defeat will humble them will
make them more willing to treat; but it
does not appear so to us. They love
their country, their homes and their al
tars, and they will cling to them to the
last. It is a trait of their character and
we do not see how that can be changed
in the present case.
If peuce does not follow, what end
have wo gained? Our arms have been
triumphant, our soldiers have shown
themselvos ready to do buttle and power
ful in a conflict of urms; but peace is whul
we want and we have not attained it.
We needed no additional military ex
ploits to show the world that we were
brave, skilful, powerful, Tho world
knew this and acknowledged it. But
the war wis force J upon us, not by Mex
ico, but by our own rulers our soldiors
huvo done thoir duty supplies have
been granted and ihocuomiou' Capitol is
in our hands. But there is no peace yet
no probability of one. And with Polk,
at the head of government, wo see no
poshibility of one. But one thing can be
dono. The inutility of the next Con
gress can dictate to Polk. They can tell
him that ho is uselessly expending the
blood and treasure of the country and
bid him withdraw our armies from the
dangerous position, which they now oc
cupy, anil place them in a position less
dangerous and more likely to husteu a
peace. Lei the lino be drawn und let
American aims no lontror bo uctimr on
The I'aii held Guards.
This Company has boon rc-orgunized
uiidur the following officers, Capt. W. T.
Fkuwihok 1st Lieut. Wm. P. Rice 2d
do Ai.vaii Periiv rid do, Peiiiiy Stein-
man; nil will make good officers.
Tho Junior has not yet volunteerod.
This is the last chance and the company
is nearly full, Will ho allow""it to pass?
Wo hojio not. We have uppeulod to his
lovo of Patriotism his fidelity to Juinoa
Iv, Polk his affection for annexation.
But all thoso tiro of no avail. Shull wo
try tho "pocket argument?" Ho cun
earn 87, per mouth ho will receive $12,
bounty and will bo entitled to 160 acroH
of Lund at the close of the war. All this
is certain oxcopt tho last and if ho does
not receive this, ho will got 6x2 of Mexi
can soil. Will not this induce him to go.
The Commissioners talk of putting the
printing out to t i. lowest bidder and
should thoy do this, he can scarcely earn
that much at home. W ould ho not bet
ter consult his interest by a "ho! away,
This noblo Lord, in the British Parlia
ment, suggested tho propriety of declar
ing War against the United States, for
tho purpose of compelling tho Ropudiu
lingStatosofthis Union to puy their debts.
We hardly know which to laugh ot the
more the simplicity of tho noble Lord
in expocting to compel the Yankees to
pay llioir debts by foico of urms, or his
ignorance in supposing that the United
States is bound for the payment of the
debts of the individual States. It will
be remembered, too, that he is ono of thu
leading members of the British Parlia
ment und conceded to be one of the host
informed mon of the British Empire.
lyPoniisylvania, tindor Whig man
agement, has promptly paid the interest
due on her public debt. This is just
cause of rejoicing, not only to Ponnsylva
nians, but to the citizons of the Union.
During the last court, in this place,
at the close of a case, in which Mr. E wing
wa employed by the defendant, an un
fledged student of Coke & Blackstone re
marked: "Had I hod the management
of the defence, I ahould have, conducted
the cose diflerohtly." '
The August Elections.
Virginia. The election to fill the va-
csncy occasioned' ,by the death of Mr
uromgoule has resulted tn the choice of
Meade, Locofoco. f
North Carolina We have intelli
gence from two districts. Both have
elected Locofocos no change
Indiana. We have gained one mem
ber of Congress certain in this State, in
place of R. D. Owen. As far as heard
from 3 Whigs and 7 Locofocos are
thought to be elected. The Whigs stand
s fair chance fur a Legislative majority,
Kentucky. Out of the ten districts
the Locofocos are only certain of one.
The 2d, 3d and 4th districts are yet in
doubt. Tho Convention question is car
ried by a largo majority. We have no
returns of any cousequeuce for members
of the Legislature.
Condition of Banks Ac.
We take it for granted that a political
article, copied into a political paper
without note or comment, is virtually un
endorsement of tho article by the Editor;
much more is this tho case, when that ar
ticle is written for the purpose of maintain
ing viows held by the Editor. An' ar
ticle from the Journal of Commerce, de
signed to break down Tariffs and advance
Freo Trade, appeared in the Eagle
last week, and in it we find the following
Instead of having nil llm hunks broke, and the
abomination nt lesolntinn net up ill our midat, as
the Tariff men predicted .we Iihvo money plenty,
tkt bankt in a perfectly sound condition, public
Bud pi ivHtocredit gnnd, and every thins ule at it
should be, excent and nowiihstundini the Mexi
can war, which it might reasonably have been
expected would more or lesi derniiRe the curren-
cyaurl di.tnrl, the regular coarse of business
But all this (lie Turiffitcs will (ell us is the con -
sequence nl'the fnuiine.
ti 'r -a- i
Ihe lanfliles do say that the pros -
n.m... , l: f
r wuiiiiiiiuii iiiii, via, jr auana
depend upon having the balance of trade,
if not in our favor, at least not against us;
but that it has boon so for the last few
months is owing not to the "Free Trado
Tariff," but to tho famine. That, how
ever, is no matter, I he Eagle has boen
complaining of the rottenness of the banks
and warning its readers to beware of the
"trash" and here at one blow, it endorses
nn article, which states that our "banks
are in u perfectly -sound conditoii" and
all things else us they should bo, save and
except this Mexican War," Well, well.
Tho Editors of that puper ore the' last
persons, whoso conversion we had hoped
What it Cost
The visit of President l'olk to New York, wiy
the Tribune, bled the iniiuicinl treiisniy to the
time ol iiiiir thoiisiind dollars !
1 ho bills oi (lie
Aslor House were $ I, U.'iO
Tho question arises what benefit re
suited to tho country from the expend!
tore of this $1000? Would it not have
been better to lot Mr. Tolk pay disown
way, as any other citizen would do, and,
appropriate this sum to the maintaiuance
of a fractional part of the vast number of
paupers in tho City of Now York? Who
gave the City authorities power to vote
this sum away for the ubovo mentioned
purpose? Would it not have been better
for those, who wished the President tliore,
to pay his expenses from their privato
purse? Those questions have soino
weight, not only in regard to the Presi
dent's visit, but in all similar occasions
( halves of Corruption.
A Rov. Mr. McCalla charges Mr. Polk
with sending the Catholic Chaplains into
Mexico as spies. He says that when ho
applied for thu statinn, Mr, Polk refused
to give it to him, unless ho would consent
to go in this capacity.
Jt is stuted that Mr. Campbell, our
Consul at Havanna, has boon entrustoi
with the $3,000,000, und that ho has em
ployed it for .the purpose ofcorrupiin
sumo of the nobles of Moxico.
Both clinrge.1 are denied by the Wash
ingtou Union; we give thorn however us
nows of thu duy und await further ovi'
"Head I win, tail you los."
The high price of produce was us
cribed, by Locofoco papers, to the Tar
ill of 40. Ihoir columns were filled
with praises of its wonderful and benefi
cial effects and it appeared that terms
sufficient could not be found, in the Eng
lish Language, with which to write pane
gyrici upon it. Well prices fell, und us
tho tariff wus tho cuuao of tho riso, one
would suppose that tho Tariff was no lon
ger in oxisiouce. But the tariff is, am
still prices have fallen. This is ascribed
to the prospoct of good crops in Europe.
So here is the argument. The Tariff', not
fuinino, causes high prices Plenty not
the lanlf, causes low pi ices. Inruising,
tho Turiff'lius more influence than famine
in fulling, good crops have more influ
onco than the Tariff.- "That is a poor
rule that wont work both ways."
l'l'i'iK'Uuil Motion. ,
A notice, in the Statu Journal, says
that A. Frisbin has satisfactorily ascer
tained that lcnsos of different sizes can
be ao managed as to act expansively up
on ether, alcohol or mercury, which ex
pansion shalUie made to act upon weights
or springs und keep machinery constant
ly in motion, provided tho sun shines one
day in the year.
I hat soldier who made a toast, at Wal
nut Springs, on the 4th, should have
heard of this. He then would not have
placed "perpetual motion," in the same
catogory with the "square of the circle"
and the ' 'conquered peace.", .
E7Elihu Burritt declines boitig the
Presidential Canditate of the New York
wingofthe Liberty party. , '
The Magnetic Tclrsraph.
The Magnetic Telegraph is now in
operation as fur as Zanesviilo. On last
Tuesday evening we received news from
Philadelphia, of the evening before; 8
o'clock, and before 8 had the news issued
in an extraf thus giving intelligence to
our readers in less than 24 hours from
- jibe Eastern Cities. The next morning
we despatched our extras to all placos
favored by the mails. : '
Now is the time to Subscribe.
Eastern weeklies are now useless trash
to the people of this county. They bring
intelligence three days behind tho times.
The rest of the matter is entirely useless
to the readers of the country. Those,
who desire early intelligence and do not
wish to subscribe for a Daily in Zanes
viilo, must subscribe for one of their coun
ty papers. We give highly important
news in Extras, froo of charge to our
subscribers, and bring up all the current
news of the week up to the time of put
ting our paper to press. The charge is
trifling compared with the amount of
matter given during the year, and no
family should be without their county pa
per. . -
Come up, then, Whigs of the county.
You now have no reasonable excuse to
hold back any longer. The better the
support tho better the paper will be.
Bonowers aro of no advantage:
There are three Rail Roads in prospect.
One is called the northern route and is to
nass from Pittsburgh to Columbus the
i n i ,l . i . i-
secoJ " ca"el n central route and IS
1 to pass from Wheeling to Columbus the
i , , , , , . .
third is the southern route and lslo pass
1 r , , , ,
! fl om rarkeraburg, by way of Ch.ll.cothe,
; . .
In I infinnah
In an arrangemont with
the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad compa
ny, the central route rather had the ad
vantage. Thereupon its friends have
been virulently attacked by the friends of
tho other routes. As it is altogether like
ly that a road would he constructed pro
v(ijid.the friends "of all tho different
routes would uniteiiir funds, wo will
make a propositiorr--unite the funds,
make a yankee bargain, split the difference
and bring the roiito.eithcr from Wheeling
or Purkersburg to Lancaster; then ex
tend it to Chillicolhe, Columbus, Circle
ville or Cincinnati, just as tho moneyed
men see proper. ' We throw this out as a
feeler perhaps it may hurmonizo con
County AciiciiHural Society.
Would it not be woll for those, friend
ly to the organization of a County Agri
culturul Society, to consult togothor and
cfl1' a meeting for tho purpose ofsocing
how many will take an intorost in tho
matter? This is a platform, upon whicl
all parties can unite and adopt measures,
which will bavo a tendency to improv
i i . .i . i . . . ,
uuu eiuvute ino conuiiion ot Agriculture
in this county.
A Oood Ilrgiiiniiig.
The Grand Jury of the United States
District Court, silting nt Columbus, have
found true bills for manslaughter a
gainst B. Higgiiis, of Sandusky City,
and D.N. Barney of Cleveland, owners
of tho Steamboat Chesapeake also a
gainst the Captain, Clork und 1st und 2d
This is a light beginning und we hopo
thu exuinplo will be followed up on ull
Nimilur occasions. Human lifo is too of
ten endangered by tho carelessness or
recklessness ol'the officers of boats.
IA fomalo correspondent of tho
Pittsburgh Journal thus spoaks of the
Administration. Surely they will inond
llioir ways, whou they receive such a cub-
ligation from tho other sex.
Why , liny six old hidit's, who hud seusi piioiiuIi
to inuimge n family, could organize u better gov
ernment in two weeks. It is iibmit time the (tun
tlemen should drop oolitic us ubud job, and bo
take thuiiisulvc.it to dusting brushes and dishcloths,
und let the women try it nwhilo. If thoy mude
a worse of it they would deserve a premium fur
muir ingenuity tu cntios iniiKiug.
t3?A gentleman who has seon a "few
things," recently returned to Washington
City from New York, where ho had seen
ihe Chinese Junk, und is of the opinion
that it is a very clever Yankee invention,
a fuir imitation of a genuine craft, but
doubts if it has over boen much noaror
China than it is now.
The lCxiiiiiiiiei- or Louisville.
This paper is calculated to do a vast
amount of good in Kontucky. It is ably
and powerfully edited and in ihe proper
spirit. It has received a friendly gree
ting from the political press of Louisville;
but wo aro sorry to see tho following
articlo from tho Baptist Banner, edited
by tho Rev. IF. C, Bunk:
'The Exmniner is, we take it. the 'True Aniru-ii
can revived;' and we mistake the spirit of our citi
zens if thoy will encourage mi avowed and noto
rious Aboluiunikt of a neighboring city to come
here or remnin in Cincinnati, w hero ho now r-
sides, and throw firebrands into this community."
Ihe Cincinnati limes, a political pa
per thus refers to this reverend neighbor.
"We cnu sec no use iu keeping open courts of
justice, to punish riot mid bloodshed, when the
orgnnot a religious society thus indirectly calls
nnon the mob to commit outrunes both uiMinst re
ligion and lnw."
Wo Rhall cortainly help to pass the
namo of tho Rev. Gentleman.
A Happv Coun.E. The company of
James K. Polk in the barouche at Phila
delphia, was John K. Kano, the author
and correspondent of a correspondence
unsurpassed for political depravity, and
resulting in the election of a man who
( holds his place at the price of fraud upon
the peoplo of Pennsylvania, and of wrong
u DOn the whole count
4 v .
The editor of the Pike County Tocsin
has associated with him, in the editorial
department, Mr. S. F. Dexter, fhe pa
per is now called the Piketon Journal
and has been enlarged . and - other
wise improved. We hope the Editore
will be successful not only in a pecunia
ry, but a political point of view. Those,
who keep the Whig flag flying in Pike
County, deserve success.
id0"The following notice was publish
ed in the Union, the Government Or
gan. We must confess that it made our
cheeks tinge when we read it. The sale
resulted, as wo learn, in the freedom of
the "goods and clialiles." Some kind
hearted men purchased the mother and
daughter and gave them their freedom.
The purchase money (S530) was paid in
to the Treasury of the United. States.
The sale took place in tho Capitol of the
"Land of tho free and the home of the
brave." We submit it without comment:
Makskal's Sah. In viituoof five several
writs of fieri facing, issued from the Clerk's of
fice of the Circuit Court of the District of Colum
bia for the county of Washincton and to ma Hi.
rectod, I shall expose to public sale for cosh, on
Tuesday, the 12th inst., at the south door of the
jail ot saiij county; at the hour of 10 o'clock, A.
M. the following property, viz:
One negro woman named Klizabelh, about the
age of sixty years; and one negro girl, namod Car
oline the age of twenty years, seized and lovied
upon as the property of Henry Miller, and sold 10
satisfy .judicial No. 22, for October term. 1847, in
favor of the 1'ostniasler General; also judiciala
Nos. 1, 2. 3 and 4, to June term, 18-17. in favor of
the United States and against said Henry Miller
" Martkall of the Diitrict of Columbia.
liFivo of the Mexican States have
entered into an alliance and assert that
they will agree to no treaty of peace that
will dismember any part of their territo
ry. They also say that they will refuse
to negotiate so long as a foreign army is
on Mexican soil. They invite theVuher
States to join in with them. '
tiThst was a wise and true remark
of the Alexandria Gazette, when it said
that the right kind of support to a man
was not by the empty honor of hoisting
his namo at the top of a column," but by
giving a hearty and firm support to the
principles, which ho professes. -'
Vomito. This disease, the terror of
foreigners in Vera Cruz, still continues
its ravages, but it is now quite certain
that the health of the city has immense
ly improved in comparison with that du
ring past years, through the enlightened
measures introduced by the Americans.
The Board of Health are unceasing in
their labors fo prevent and mitigate tho
ravages of this horrid scours "e.
EF"Wo learned that tho sum of 240,-
000 in American Gold was lost in one
of these engagements, and that our troops
hud received repeated checks from these
Guerrilla parties. Among the incidents
reported, we learn also of a Court Mar
tial of soveral of the Guerrillas by our
own officers. Thoy were tried and con
demned to be executed.
tThe Goshen Whig statos .that the
dwellers along the lino of the Erie Rail
way, havo received $20,000 for strawber
ries sent ihis season to New York. The
whole number of baskets of this fruit sent
to New York, over this road is 602,619,
being an increase of 312,223 baskets over
lust season, or about 54 per cent. Tho
value, on average, is 3i cents a basket:
the quantity 6,277 bushels; the weight
"ftiai iui1 inn uaiiMu iinift rKiKNUSi
Wo lonrn thut, a few days since, a friend
ofPiosidcut Polk, to whom he had prom-U
lauu umco, wuueu upon nun attiie wnite
House to renew his application, when
ho was told by bis Excellency iu the
presenco of several bystanders, that he
the President had nover promised to ap
point him. This was rather too much to
be borne by tho applicant, who drawing!
iiimsun upsaiu, -wr. rresiaent, no one
has a higher rospoct than I have for the
Presidential office, bull must soy that in
this instance, the President prevaricates.
"What is that, Sir!" said the President,
"I gay Sir," repented the uspirunt, "that
tho Prosidotit prevuricates, good morn
ing Sir;" and left the room. Honied
words thoso, between friends, Eh! Na
Profession and Practice. Tho Lo
cofoco press, says the North Ameri
can, almost without exception, is chut-
acioi.ze.1 ny me worst spec.es ot tloma-
goguo.sm Assum.ng that the masses of j
the people are ignorant and vicious, it a
buses them with perversions of facts, and
attempts to enlist their aid by appeals to
the worst passions of human nature.
Dheadful Affray atILittlb Rock--
Tiikee Lives Lost. We are informed.
says tho Banner of the 19th inst., that on
Tuesday last, in an attompt to serve a
peace process, deputy horilFBorchfiold.
of Sulino county, was killed by the elder
oi iwo brothers named Allen, upon whom
the writ was to bo served. As the Al
iens had throatened that thev would not
oo arrested, the alien It summoned a posse
anu, entering too nouse, attompted to ex
ecute the process, when one of the Al
iens, both of whom were armed, lowered
his rifle and tthot the sheriff through tlio
body killing hitn on ihe the spot. Upon
this, ono oi the posso, Mr. Low, drow a
pistol and killed Allon while the younger
Allen fired upon Low, which was also
fatal. Somo ono of the posse then shot
tho surviving Allen, the ball passing
tnrougn lus arm, shattering the bone and
passed into bis breast. The wound in
his cose was not mortal, nnd ho made his
escape but the officers of justice aro in
pursuit of him and ha will, no doubt, be
IdProfessor Olmstead disclaims in an
articlo over bis own signature being the
author ot a paragraph signed "U, which
was published some time since, and has
been extensively copied as his produc
tion. The idea advanced by the writer
was "that wo shall have no heavy thun
der showers, or hear of lightning striking,
as loug as we have Telegraph wires
spread oyer the earth." This doctrine
the Professor doos not endorse and it
should not therefore be allowed to pass,
bearing his aauction. Boston Times.
The Znnesvllle Courier. '
The Telegraph was put in operation
between Philadelphia and Zanesville on
oct PYi,W . On Mnmlnv mnM.nmi1 i
the issue of tho "Daily Zanesville Conn
ier." It is printed with new type and
presents a handsome appearance
Tho Editor makes the following an
nouncement: '- . -
"To distant and western readers, in Newark,
ML Vernon, Granville, Hebron, Jackson, Lancas
ter, Chilicothe, Somerset, Portsmouth, Muysville,
&c, we take pleasure in annouueiug that, us soon
as our arrangements, uow progressing, are com
plete, we shall give them, besides the regular eve
ning despatch, a Second Edition at 10 o'clock,
A. M.. in season for their mails, with a morning
report from the Easts of the taint morning, con
taining all the news thut shull have transpired.
By this means, the "Courier" will supply the
news, in every seuseof the word, later than they
can obtain the same from other quarters, and in
defiance of all competition.
To ensure a general support by placing our pa
per within the meant i everyone, we bave fixed
the terms, at the following extraordinarily low
pneet: : . ;
Paily per annum '.'...1. ,15,00
' Tri-VVeekly per annum 4,00
Weekly - " 1,75
Invariably in advance
Once more, and in conclusion, we earnestly so-'
uen puuuc support . .,
, We will send the money for any person
desirous of subscribing. The paper will
now bo the best for obtaining early in
Daily Ohio State Journal. .
So soon as tho Telegraph is iu opera
tion to Columbus, it is the design of the
Editor of the "Ohio State. Journal," to is
sue a "daily" throughout the year. In
his prospectus ho says: v
In conformity with tho duty so devolved upon
ns, it is our purpose, so soon as the Magnetic Tel
egraph shall be in operation in this place which
may be confidently expected within a week from
this time to resume Ihe Daily Ohio Statu Jou r
kal. It is proper that our friends should under.
stand that this enterprizc, devolved upon us as a
matter of necessity, will be uttcuded with con
slant ami heuvy expenditures. - Beyond the or
dinary expenses incident to the publication of
a nany paper, will no mat ol procuring TELb-
uuAl'iilu ui.iM'Ai um.s. the extent of which
cannot now be definitely fixed, but which is va
irously estimated ut from nins to kittekm hcn
crkddollaks per annum.
. We leaveit to our friends throughout tha Sim,.
io determine oy ineir acis wuetlier we shall b
sustained iu this enterprise. We make tho a--
peul wuu more coutideiice because of tho many
flattering demonstrations which we have received
from tho various portions of the Slate during the
ten mouths past while we have been connected
with the central press, and which we are still
daily receiving. We make it wilh confidence.
uocause our pusi euoru are an earnest to our pat
rons of tho manner in which it shull be our pride
and ambition to labor for their gratification, nnd
for the advancement of those great principles
which they, and we, and all good men, regard ns
cardinal. And while we shull be ever gruteful
for the good opinion of our fellow citizens, it
must not be forgotten that something more sub
stantial than this is indispensably necessary for
iho success of our undertaking. DoiXAns
real, substantial, and tangible money dollart. nre
the tint qua non and without theso our efforts
cannot succeed. '
The Paii.v Ohio Stats Journal will be pub
lished every day in the week except Sunday, and
contain the latest intelligence up to the hour of
publication. There will also be published a tri
weekly, and weekly edition. The terms will be
Daily per annum ..$7 00
Tri-weekly " 4 00
- Weekly " o no
Persons interesting themselves to procure sub
scriptions, and forward the pay, will receive lib
eral compensation. '
August 3, 1847. - W. B. THRALL.
1'olk's New National Debt.
Correspondence of the New York Tribune. .
Albany, July 17, 1847.
Est;mating tho White population of
l. TT.:. l t?.. ..iv i r.
mo uiiiieu OIUIB8 at tins uate at lo.UUU,-
000 sculs, Mr. Polk's War on Mexico, to
Janua -y, 1848, will cost $80,000,000 and
islrepresentcd by Treasury Notes and
-I ..n av" .......
Certificates of Loan, which inheritance
" "ao uwuiucu, io wil;
lin ,i i . n i.i.i ...1 .1 .
, N"w' VHlk "
a. oiuo is
4. New Jersey, Massachusetts,
Connecticut, Vermont, Rhode
Island, Maiuc, New Hampshire
Micligan '. .23
5. Delaware, Maryland, North
Carolina, South Carolina, Geor
gia, Alabama, Missmirin, llli-
nois, .Indiana, Kentucky, Tun
uosseo .. .33
6. Mississipi, Louisiana Arkansas 2
Total.. 100 $30,333,332
Free States pay Co per cent. $52,000,
000. Slave Stales 35 por cent. $28,
000,000. The use of this table is to show that
those Stales which comparatively enjoy
but little of Mr. Polk's legacy of the Na
tional Debt, should in the U. S. Sennte
exercise their gigantic power of voting
to continue his Mexican War, and there
by increase his National Debt legacy up
.10..- -k? r , . J t
0 ,h0 Stales of Now York, Pennsylvania
nnd Ohio. General Jackson claimed im-
mense honor for paying off the balanco of
the War Uebtol 1812, of about $15,000,
000, celebrating this event wilh a Jubilee!
Sale of Dead-Letter Contents.
Wo learn from the Washington corres
pondent of the Baltimore Clipper that on
the 16th instant was sold by auction in
Washington at least a cartload of contents
of dead letters and bundles. Among the
many articles were a beautiful badge
made of cassia soed; fish hooks and lines,
stockings, glovos, nightcaps, hats, razors
and sirups, paints, in bottles and boxosj
sacking for beds, aprons, spectacles, sus
penders, vost-butlons, bead-bags and
purses, miniatures, cold and brass breast
pins and rings, npack of curds, a box of
tools, (ruther small,) silvor crucifixes,
handkerchiofs, bookmakers, calicoos,
from a yard to a frock pattern; medicines.
from a box of "golden pills" to a box of
cancer oil and a bottle ot Hull's sarsapur
rilla. Books including two copies of
"luoiner uooso, a dozen fiibles and
Testamonts, in German and in English,
prayer books, Graham's Magazine, gram
mars, sheot music, etc. A Dutchman's
pipe was in the collection of curiosities;
also a garment, similar to a robe de chain
brc, with a black velvet belt, sewed fast,
and trimmod at the edges with gold pa
per. It is doubtless a theatrical costume,
intended for an amateur. Who would
think such masses found thoir way into
the mails? ,. , .. i '.
tdPBy a unanimous vote of the Metho
dist Episcopel Conference of Philadel
phia, no minister or member can hereaf
ter traffic iu intoxicating drinks, or use
them as a beverage. A noble axample.
What other ecclesiastical ooganization
will follow this good lead. f 1
Pot tht Lanca$tcr Gazette..
i Ma. Weaver: Your correspondent
battle, in your paper of Julv 30. for MJ-
.gvijr, . w0 comes lorwaru to tlo
itarnriAkn WU . . 1
.v.v ,, ooi, lot vruiuiy oi some at
It should be promised, that in all mn.
troversios of this kind, facts, the result of
careful and well considered observations
and experiments, are every thino- ant)
that mere sweepingdeclarations and opin
ions are nothing. -
it is a matter of no moment to the pub
lic, whether this or that scribbler for the
papers get the mastery in a given con
troversy; but it is of infinite importance
to a great Wheat growing country, that '
its labor should be well directed, so as to
produce tho best results. ,
"Hagerty" Beems impressed with the
importance of actual experiments, and
therefore stotes, that his neighbor took
IS bushels of red boarded wheat to one
of our best mills to be floured, and that
he had got from it the same quantity of
Flour, that Hagorty himself had got from
11 bushels of Mediterranean AVheat,'.
which produced 41 jibs, to the bushel
Let us now make the calculation and see
how much flour Hagerly'a neighbor got
per bushel from his bearded wheat.
11 bushelsat 41 J lbs. of flour, produces '
456 lbs. This quantity divided by the 15
bushels gives 30 13-30ths of flour per
bushel in olhor ' words tho wheat of
Hagerty's neighbor, which was ground at
a good mill, only produces, according to
his experiment, about one half its weight '
in flour. It is hardly necessary "to re
mark that every one at all conversant
with the subject, knows, that wheat that
produces only half its weight in flour,
must be poor indeed. It is therefore no
matter of surprise that Hagerty gets his
Mediterranean wheat in the ascendant,
when he takes so poor an article of tho
common varieties, with which to contrast
it. - ' . - . , ;
No experiment designed to show the
extent of the product of different varieties
of wheat, is of any value, unless the wheat,
is carefully weighed before grinding.
Hagerty says that his Mediterranean
wheat produces as good white flour as be
' In this declaration there is evidently
somo mistake, either in the kind of wheat
or color of the flour. - ...
Let any one cut open a few grains of
the true Mediterranean and contrast them
with some other common varieties the
difference in the color is obvious to the
Indeed in Maryland when this variety
of wheat was first introduced where tho
art of manufacturing flour is carried to as
great perfection as in any part of the
United States, the most experienced
Millers profess their inability to make
either the usual quantity or the first rate
quality of flour, by grinding it. .
Hagerty thinks that although Mediter
ranean wheat should bring ten cents per
bushel less than the other varieties, yet
it is still more profitable, to the Farmer,
wilh that reduction, than any other kind.
If this is true, it ought to be cultivated.
Every wheat grower can determine for
himself whether such a deduction from
the usual prices of wheat would not ren
der it for his interest to abandon growing
wheat altogether and cultivato other pro
ducts. I think that would be the result.
' . VERITAS. "
Worthy of Notice. .
Tho interesting intelligence from the
army under Scott was first published, in
' . 1 1 I. ..
, gular"i""iingeuiuon8 or tne press,
I bv tho fnnnpi'ii nf T?irhmnii1 Vo Ptiila.
by tho fpapers of Richmond, Va., Phila
delphia, New York, Boston, Portland,
Me., Montreal L. C.Buffalo.N. Y., Pitts-
bur8h' ra, and Zanesville, O., simul-
I t ' I nor. It n 7 11 C mi.aU C. ... . 1. n KfnH.;n
, iw.t.iH.o(y. KjyJ IliUUII IUI IHO llUgllOUV
Telegraph, Zanesville Courier.
Tho Committee of tho London Peace
Society, have addressed Memorials not
only to our own government and that of
Mexico, but to tho British Ministry, and
I to all the principal Monarchs of Europe,
pioariing tor a speedy termination ot our
conflict with Mexico,aud a general adop
tion of such substitutes for War as shall
supercede its necessity in all cases.
IdTho New York Courier and En
quirer says, "We have justseena letter
introducing the Hon. V. S. Trowbridge,
of Michigan, to the Irish Relief Commit
tee, who comes charged to hand over to
it, in behalf of that State, something like
2349 barrels of provisions and packages
of clothing. In this quantity are about
200 brls superior flour. Is not this a
magnificont contribution from the Penin
sular State and is not the whole specta
cle of American relief to Irish destitution,
one which men and angels may rejoice
Affairs with Brazil. The National
Intelligencer" says: VThough we have
reason to believe that the instructions by
the Executive to Mr. Tod havo been
framed with a laudable purpose to pre
vent a collision between the two coun
tries, our private information loads us to
suppose that it will not be a very easy
matter, the authorities of Brazil being in
a high stale of exasperaiion. It may bo
hoped, however, that Mr. Tod will find
them not to be so far excited by what,
has passed as not to listen to reason.
We are not disposed to doubt the dispo
sition of our own Government to avert
this collision, if it can do so by any reas
. NO APOLOGY FOR WIGS.
Shaftbury. Hennington Co, Vt, Aug. 4, 1840.
' Dr. Juyne: Dear Sir, Being acquainted with
some of those recommending your HAlft TONIC,
to wit: Rev. C C. Turk. Rev. Dr. Babcock, and
Rev. L. Fletcher, I purchased two bottles with a
view to make an experiment. - I have been quite
bald for about four years, nud obliged to wear a
wig. Indeed it is constitutional with my family
to be bald in early lifo. I confess, I had but lit
tle confidence iu the attempt, having been so
long bald, and beiug near AG yenrs of age, and that
part of my head destitute of hair exceedingly
smooth, I however commenced ngreeubly to
your directions, and used one bottle faithfully, Bud
with very little etlect, but before I bad used the
sesond bottle, a very fine fuzzy hair becamo per
ceptible, which continued to grow, mid now liav
ing used the third bottle, 1 have had three cut
tings performed ,nnd tho pros,iect is very flattering,
thut I shall again be blessed with a fine head of
hair ornamental nnd useful. I am extremely
gratified with the prospoct, and from observations
made, many of my friends, and acquaintances who
have heretofore regarded tho preparation as de
ceptive, and only n catch-penny concern are now :
well satisiiea mat u is "l ruth No ricnos.. --
- , . - J. W. 8awv
Tostorof the Baptist Church, Shaftbury, Vt.
For sale by BURY & BKCK.
Lancaster, August 13, 1817. . , 3wlt. .
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