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pon Missouri fora regiment of mounted
.InrtdiOK fan mail t.tct Iiui.ti i.j1.!
volunteers to serve during the war. It is,.
'.o be composed of 13 companies, each of
SO men. Its destination is Nw Mexico
and California. The call is f.ir mounted
men, but it is thought tiiat a requisition will
soon be. made for infantry. Besides, his
monthly pay, each non-commissioned olli
' oer, musician and private, will be entitled
to 160 acres of land to be located, wherev
er he may wish it, in any of the lands sub
iect to entry after the expiration of the
33We learn that the steamer Simon
Kenton on her upward trip, last Friday,
burst her connexion pipe, at Cap-au-Grey.
md in consequence returned to St. Louis
5j" The Saturday Evening Post is the
title of a new weekly, published in Saint
Louis. It is edited by Messrs: Weir &
McKee, and is devoted to the dissemina
tion of the principles of Temperance and
morality, as inculcated by the order of the
Sons of Temperance. We wish it success
Jj Some persons arc in thc habit of
reading the manuscript, whenever an op
portunity offers, in their visits to a printing
office. This is altogether wrong. They
have no more right to read the manuscript
in the hands of the printer, or the papers on
file for publication, than we have to read
their letters over their shoulders, or to go
to their desk and examine their private pa
yors. We do not say this, with the view ofl
wounding the feelings of any who may feel
disposed to gratify their curiosity in that
way, but to prevent their injuring the feel
ings of olheis, for they can not in any other
way render themselves so troublesome to
the editor, the printer and his devil. A
world to the wise is sufficient
23" The canvass for the Gubernatorial
chair of Tennessee has been opened witli
great spirit. The eloquent Brown is the
democratic candidate for re-election. He
has made appointments to meet his com
petitor at different places in all the coun
ties. At the first meeting in Nashville he
is said to have obtained a great advantage
over his opponent. lie is able to show up
the duplicity of the Whigs upon the tariff
and the war question in plain colors; and
by his able efforts we expect to see whiggc
ry completely routed in the land of Jack
son and Polk.
25" The Rev. Mr. Bard, is now lecturing
on the subject of Temperance, in Pike coun
ty, Ills. His lectures have been attended
with wonderful success. The Sentinel says,
that during their delivery at I'ittsfield 212
signed the pledge; and it is quite confident
that a thousand will have enrolled their
names before he closes his course of lec
tures in that county. He goes the whole
figure for cold water, and against all kinds
of fermented, as well as, Alcoholic liquors
Col. James Eagon, of Palmyra, has de
clined the appointment of Major in the U.
Mrs. Jinn Maffit, former consort of the
Jlev. John A". Jlfajjit, died at Galveston on
the 1st iast., after an illness of several weeks.
It will be recollected that Mrs. Jl.. was
married a second time in Brooklyn, New
York on the evening of 21st ult.
The official field return of the forces un
der General Scott, on the 25th March, be
fore Vera Cruz, shows an aggregate of
13,470 one of the best disciplined and most
gallant corps in the world.
Joioa The Democrats have carried, says
the Capital Reporter, every Judicial Dis
trict in the State. Yet the Whigs pretend
that Iowa is not a Democratic State.
At Pittsburgh, on the 10th inst., the river
was falling slowly, with ten feet water in
The Independence ( Mo. ) Expositor says
a large company is preparing to go to Ore
gon this spring.
The River at this place has risen about 8
inches in the last 48 hours, and is still rising.
We are under obligations to the Clerk of
the steamer Ocean face, for late St. Louis
r ji p
i J'Gen. Tatmr has addled a long
, .t tl(. Bl. fLoil;5ianainw-Jl;cl,
ho expresses thc opinion, that no man should.
be elevated to the Presidential hair but for
his ci.-L' virtues.
That eminent statesmenltlian onc-ciginii 01 one per cent., are
:0-j:i!oi,e should be placed in high civil offici
men wluse studies, habits and qual'iuc
jti)KS f;t i!lt., for the station wmcli mey re.Uv.0 j,t,r te(lt. liie amount ol Hie loan au-
i He rloos not ttiink it right ,o vertiscd liming been only eighteen millions
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, - . . , , thc A and
place hi:n at thc head of the civil Govern
ment, lie does not wish to seethe same
state of things prevail here, as in Mexico,
where revolution f.dlows revolution in:
quick succession, and the last successful
commander is sure to be made President of
the land. He has seen enough of this state
of things to convice him that it is wrong;
but whig editors seem determined to force
him to do violence to his own conscience
lo compel him to do that, which he knows
to be wrong. Dex-oid of conscience them
selves, they think others equally destitute.
They would make him the tool with which
to work out that state of things which he
deprecates. In the very face of his opin
ions, honestly and conscientiously express
ed, they have hoisted his name for the Presi-
jde:icy. But will he consent to be used by
them? Will ho become thc candidate of that
psrty which has denounced the War as a
violation of all law, human and divine?
Tho candidate of that party, a lending or
gan of which, has denounced our army, as
"a set of armed ruffians and murderers? "
But they would compel him, by tho vio
lence of their new-born love, to do that,
which not only he has declared to be wrong,
but which they themselves have declared
fatal to thc liberties of thc country. In
their pious crusade against Gen. Jackson,
they declared it was subversive of liberty,
to elevate a military man to the chief mag-
islracy; and ransacked nil history for exam
ples of its fatal effects. But circumstances
alter cases with this party of expedients:
They have now changed their tunc entirely.
Ashamed of their past course, they would
now creep under the old hcroe's mantle, to
cover up their virulent opposition to the
war, from the sight of tho people.
A letter from C1. Humphrey Marshall
says, that an arrangement has been made
for the exchange of prisoners, by which
Major Gaines, Major Borland, Captain C.
M. Clay, and their commands, nui.ibrring
about R2 men, were to be immediately de
livered up t Vera Cruz.
Capt. Heady, from Louisville, wl o, with
eighteen men, were taken by the enemy
some time since, were to be restored to Gen.
Some of thc whig papers of the North
recently denounced the war as an unholy,
damnable crusade for plunder, carried on
by "a set of armed ruffians and murder
ers;" and Corwin, their champion .in thc
Senate floor, declared he would not vote a
man or a dollar to carry it on. Tin y could
not support an "unjust, unholy, iniquitous
and God-abhored war." Precious ouls!
how pious! how conscientious! But all of
a sudden they are enamored of thc hero of
the war. They would elevate to th high
est office in their gift, the very man who
advised that unholy war; and who has
marched in the front rank upon all its
bloody fields. Out upon such hypocrisy!
The people will administer to thc canting
hypocrites the rebuke they deserve.
Robbery. Tnc Sheriff's office at Fayette
r. o.l r ii rtn
ivAU., Wii ruuucu uu tut? n .uai., ui vjyyy
in checks, and some $400 or i-500, in bank
Iowa Election. Thc democrats have
carried 3 out of 4 of the Judicial districts;
but have been defeated in the contest for
Superintendant of Public Schools.
Returns from New York City show
that the democrats have lost ground in the
election for municipal officers.
gx'Jnonc district in Rhode Island the
whigs have elected their Congressman in
thc other there is no choice.
A Mr. Sibell, of Florida, who obtained
several years ago, $18,000 for the use made
of his mill by the United States troops dur
in" the Florida war, basset up a new claim
for $2,700,000. He has sold out a part of
his claim in shares, and Senators Webster
and Berrien are engaged in prosecuting it.
Whether they can succeed in getting so deep
iuto Uncle Sam's pocket is more than questionable.
, I T Tl. Cx.
retaryof t!.e Treasury publishes the follow-
ing notice under dte ofHhj 12tl. mst:
All bMdcis at par, 6r.at a premium less
nffires lormcdUiai uieir oius couui noi ue uccc .i
?h C.lUl .!' 'ed. the whole loan having been taken by
. , ... ,.,:.., rtf frmn nne-eifhth to
0f d..Ilar, an" a,"0,,.n " 5 l n.Cdr
ly fifty-eh'ht millions of dol'ars about
fifty-five millions of wliHi were above par,
the work of sealing the bidi Win dc com
pleted this day, and the successtul Dinners
informed in thc mail of this evening.
So it will be perceived, that the efforts of
the croakers and panic makers to embarrass
the Government, have proved ineffectual.
They endeavored to create tho impression
that the war was an unholy and unrighteous
one, waged without adequate cause by the
President, for plunder. That to carry on
this damnable war the Government was in
curring an expense of a million of dollars
per day, they rejoiced at what they con
sidered the impossibility of procuring funds
to carry it on. But the funds have been
procured. The loan has been negotiated
not at a discount, but at a premium; and
the whole amount bid at a premium was
more than 3 times the amount of the loan
Grand Illumination. Thc Aslor House,
in New York, was brilliantly illuminated on
Thursday nigh, thc 8th iust., in honor of thc
battle of Buena Vista. Over twelve hun
dred candles were used to light up thc en
tire front of that immense building, and four
transparencies, representing Palo Alto, Rcs-
aca de la Aalma, Monterey and Buena is
ta, were displayed in the windows, while
the endeared name of Gen. Taylor himself,
at thc close of thc spectacle, was exhibited
in living light to the surrounding multitude.
A fine band played Yankee Doodle, Hail
Columbia, and other national airs. Gen.
Gaines made a few brief but animated re
marks, and thc scrue altogether was very
Mr. Robert Kyle of b't. Louis was arres
ted on thc 17th, and held to bail in the sum
of indictments, recently preferred against
him fjr arson and perjury.
Tl Miojouri River has mcniljr moni
sonic G or feet but is now said to be fall-
On tin; night of the 15th a party of citizens
proci c.led to the jail in union, Franklin
County, and took out thc negro incarcera
ted there for rape and attempted murder
and hanged him to t tree ! A spirit of mob-
ncracy should not be encouraged, but cer
tainly the punishment, was not severe enougl
fur the wretch.
The great freshet in thc Lower Miss
issippi, which has done an immense amount
of damage, is said to be receding.
The Chicago Democrat says thc fall wheat
is winter-killed in that region. It recom
mends the sowing of spring wheat, or plan
ting of corn.
The I.jwa Standard ( Whig) admits that
thc election of Ilarland, an independent can
didate, is not a Whig victory. Ho was not
thc nominee of any party, and although sup
ported by thc Whigs, received many Dem
The Washington correspondent of the
Baltimore Sun says it is confidently expec
ted at Washington City, that Santa Anna, at
tlio bead of the Church party, will open ne
gotiations fora permanent peace
Thought for RiJJevtion.M is stated that
the segars smoked in thc United States
amount to $10,000,000 annually. This ex
pense, great as it is, is incurred by boys
and young men principally, and would sup
port 50,000 of their number in the process
of obtaining a liberal education, at 200 dol
lars per annum !
Many of the tenants of the Van Rcnssc
her manur lands are purchasing the title to
the property they occupy, at v2 per acre.
Thus the lessees are, in their own quiet
way, settling the anti-rent question, with
out further excitement by purchasing the
TO BE SHOT The traitor Rilev, who
deserted at Fort Brown, for the Mexican
service, in April last, and pointed the first
cannon that was fired, wc perceive by an
exchange from Tampico Sentinel, was ar
rested at Monterey, in the character of a
Hrm nl cplit lo T.ltnnlnf, (n '..
traitorous conduct. - 1
LATER FROM VERA CRUZ-SURREND
ER OF ALVA RAW J INDISPOSITION
OF THE MEXICANS FOR PEACE.
Arrivals at New Orleans bring Vera Cruz
dates to thc 6th.
Alvarado.it is announced, is in posiession!of a eapR wit, tie United States the m.
of the American forces, having siirr - nder -
ed to Com. Perry, of the Navy, bef.ne tht
arrival of Gen. Quitman's forces. The i' i -
thorities of the town and fort sent out afia!sipn 0f Atocha is scouted at. Santa Anna.
of truce, and requested permission to sur
render it to the Americans
Two companies of Volunteers arc to be
left in the city Capt. Blanchard's, of La.,
and Capt. Williams' ot Ky., both independ
Col. Harney, with a squadron of Dra-
iroons, two pieces of cannon Ircm capt.
Taylor's battery, and a detail of Infantry
from the second brigade, started out on a
reconnoissance, a few days since. On the
ad inst., the commander entered Antigua,
fifteen miles from Vera Cruz, where there
was a force of fifty Lancers, whom they
charged upon, and captured eight one an
officer. Before entering the town, they
had been told that there were no troops in
the neighborhood, and the first indication of
an enemy was seeing them in thc streets.
A general Pcstollice l as been established
fYt 4lm Katmlll nf til. ArnlV- for till. llf'S-
Ipatch of letters and papers to thu United
Gen. Twiggs moved forward fur the Pu
enta Naeional, on the" 3d April, with 000
men. Col. Harney, with thc dragoons, had
preceded him thc day before.
Gen. Worth makes an excellent Govern
or of thc city, and enforces the strictest or
der. Gen. La Vega, it is said, had retired into
The market of Vera Cruz was well sup
plied, and business generally was progress
Gen. Seott was making all the arrange
ments in his power, for making towards the
capital, but his means of transportation
were very limited.
The city and troo3 continue healthy.
Gen. Scott had issued a severe order, in
consequence of some outrages committed
by some of obr troops, and wc have no
doubt but that he will enforce a strict dis
cipline as rcgaids the line of conduct to
be preserved towards the inhahitnn's.
It appears thre were 11 vessels went
ashore in the pale of thc 2Cth.
Edit trial f'rresp.inleiirc of the Picaiie.
Vi-u i Ciiuz, April 4, 1817.
The expedition to Antigua, under Col.
Harney, rewrned j'tenliy, completeIj
successful in evi-ry way. This side of the
p! we, which i nearly tighten miles dis
taiil !' he roti!' t!u y " ere obliged tJ take,
they I lli.il l eavy trees tilled across the
roa'l, tl th r obstructions thrown in the
wa ; but tin-dragoons found a wiy through
all, dashed iuto Antigua, and succeeded in
capturing all the lancers then at the bar
racks. The m iiii body of them were out
reconnoittring, a lieutenant and some eight
or ten men being all that were l.f. These
were brought in by Col. II. together wish :i
quantity of lances, eseopetas, ainmun.'.ion
horses, &.C Those of the enemy win- were
out at tho time cident!y got wind of th"
approach of the dragoons, and succeeded
in making their escape towards Jalapa
Two oi' Col. Kinney's men came in this
morning from Santa Anna's estate, Mango
dc Clavo, whither they had gone in search
of cattle, &c. They foui.d the hacienda,
which is described as a rich and most beau
tiful place, entirely deserted the doors all
open, probably to prevent their being bro
ken in, and the furniture and every valua
ble removed. Tho administrador of the
hacienda they found concealed at a house
two or three miles distant, and to this place
he had tnken many of the valuables of his
master, to prevent their falling into the
hands of the Mexican as well as American
soldiers. From thc information given by
this man, there can hi: no doubt that Santa
Anna has thousands and thousands of cat-
tic between this place and Jalapa, all of
winch can be driven in and sold to our ar
my for a fair price. Strange state of af
fairs this Santa Anna making money out
of the United States by providing its r.r.ny
with piuvisions; yet so it is. The "Napo
leon of tho South" is ever readv to make
an honest (!) penny, and I have little doubt
has all alonz considered that Gen. Scott's
camp would make a most excellent market
for his cattle, and, what is more, has con
nived at their sale.
The account brought by Col. Kinney's
men would g- to show that La Veea hu."
deserted Pucuta Naeional cntiiely, and has
taken up and is lortdying a strong position
at C'eno Gordo, this side of Jalapa. Here,
notwithstanding the Mexicans arc dispirit
ed and deserting in consequence of the fall
of Vera Cruz, La Vega was expecting rc-
inlorceinents and aid Irom the city of Mexi
co and other parts of the interior. The
party who bring this information, as thev
started last night from Mango de Clavo,
were passed by some 300 lancers. The
latter were riding with all speed, scatter
ing lances, eseopetas and even their caps
on the road. They had evidently but just
ascertained that Antigua and some of their
friends had been taken, and rode on in the
direction of Jalapa as though they fancied
Gen. aeolt s entire force waJ after them. Risked what he thought of the war, he re
It is said that a son of Santa Anna's is an plied, not as whigs have done that is "unjust,
active cavalry officer, and has been indc-junuo')' iniquitous nnd God-abhorred,' but
fatigable from the first in raising men and e 011 American patriot, that it is right?
taking measures to annoy our army. Why not soy to the Whigs at once that Gee.
Dates from, the city of Mexico hare beta
received a littla later, but as yetl tare
been unable to get hold of a paper. From
private accounts, notwithstandingtheir dis.
srnsions among themselves, all classes would
'appear to unite in denouncing every ide
! r ..1 .1 TT!i 1 c.-i .7
j jorilv of t,em wjji not eve
!tures lmji everv i0Stile I
jfrc:ll tiiu sacred soil of M
en listen to over.
foot is removed
Piico. TIia mi.
notwithstanding his disastrous fleieat it
Buena Vista, speaks with confidence of be.
ing able to raise an army every way strong
enough to resist the advance of Gen. Scott
upon the capital. They now talk boldly of
bleeding, dying, and being buried amid the
ruins of the city of Mexico, rather than
have its streets and gorgeous palaces pol
luted by"los Yankees;" but as they were
going to do the same thing at Matamoroi,
again at Monterey, and more recently here
at Vera Cruz, and changed their mindi
when it came to tho pinch, it is barely pos
sible that some few of them may be left e,
iive to tell of the surrender of the great
city. It would be far" better lor the coun
try if its officers would talk less and die
Thc weather continues hot insunporbv
bly hot in the middle of tho day but aH
my inquiries would induce ine to believe
that as yet there is little sickness among
the trcop. The report that tlte dreadful
vomi'o had I roken out was ccit'inly pre
mature. All think, however, that the sicL
ness must appear in thc course of a week
or two, but probably not until Gen. Scott
has moved forward with the main portion of
the army. If all Santa Anna's cattle are
brought in, or only a portion of his immense
herds, it will accelerate movements great-
y. li. V. KJ
P. S. I have just conversed with a very
intelligent man ore who should know
Mexico well. He says that the inhabitants
of the interior, with the exception of a few
of the clergy and proprietors of houses and
lands, arc farther from wishing a peace with
thc United States than ever. Uuttn s.we?
but I more than half bel'cvc him.
The path f gl'iry l ads but tit the grave.
Adit. Lincoln, of Gen. Taylor s st;dF,
ki led in the battle of Bcuua Vislit, v.i-, Gcc.
Lincoln, sou of Gov. Levi Lincoln, tf
Worchc ster. Lt. Col. Clay, who Las ; ha
laid down his life for his country, wys a stn
of Henry Clay of Kentucky. Col. J.J.
Hardin, of the Illinois regiment, was former
Iv a member of congress, ai:d related to
Mr Clay bv marriage. Lapt. .abriskie, t
gallant Pole, had served with Napoleon.
Col. Yell, of AiLa.isas, resigned his seat in
congress lo take part in the contest in which
lio liu.t m.l MMrlT finrt. "iiic mcinoryOI
these, iind cf all the brave men wl.o have
fa'lcn, shall be cheiished in our history, and
a grateful nation sjmpathises with their re
latives, thc bitterness ol whose regrets will
e soothed bv patriotic remembrances.
'1 he PeiwULitn is vim v ::ealui:s iniu pro
fusions of support to Tuyl.r. It berates the
ists fir dari'i" to nominate him, and
claims that he is a Whig on all political
questions. Whence it derives theauthoii
ty to say what his views arc on the tariff,
currency, and other party qui stiuos, it does
not state. We are informed b an old acqua
intance of Gen. Taylor, that there was not
a more enthusiastic admirer and supporter
of Gen Jackson and his policy in the whole
Union during thc Presidency of the here
of New Orleans; and that Gen. T., !:d not
since avowed any change of sentinn.i t?.
But, the Republican's remarks are impor
tant, and must be remembered. It propos
es him as the Whig candidate U carry out
Whig measures to discard Democrats and
their policy. The effort is making by Wli g
wire-works to bring him forward as a"m
party" candidate. Tha Republican unmasks
thc whole affair, and shows the real designs
of thc party hacks wh ) are mouthing his
name to conceal their own unpatriotic
The article of our Whig neighbors con
tains anntheriuiportant admission that tl
Whips are epposed to the war, yet wish to
rim Taylor as their candidate. This is de
cidedly rich the Anti-War party running
for President the adviser and hero of tl.0
jWar t!iev denounce. They say the war is a
party measure, and are willing to ioin issue
with the Democrats on it; but conscious that
the American people will treat the Anti
war party now as it did in 1812 '14, they
seek to cover themselves by Taylors man
tle, that their real designs may be conceal
ed. It is well that the fact has been confess
ed at this early day and we enticipate that
a stern rebuke will be administered to the
Whigs by Gen. T., as soon as he learns
their insiduous arts. Dare they call ot
him for his views of the origin of tho war,
and of tho Whig leaders in Congress 'bo
appealed to heaven to witness their deter
mination to withhold from him all supplies
of men and money? Dare they as!, for h'-5
blunt opinion on these points, or to s-nblisn
them? Will they let the readers know that
he advised the marching of their troops to
tho Rio Grande and the pointing of Ameri
can cannon at Matamoros, or that, when