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THE DIFPJ ’ULTY BETWEEN
THE I’WO GENERALS.—'The Wash ington crnvrp an lent of the New York Kvvm.ig Tost, gives the following account of the causes which has given rise to the difference between Gen. Scott and Gen. Worth, and the arrest of the latter;— Otlici.il intelligent e has come I under stand, of the arrest of Gen. Worth by Gen. Scott. The difficulty is believed to have aiis en out of the issue, by the commanding general, of the general order against let. ter writing. It appeared to be the gen eral impression of the officers of the ar my in Mexico, that Gen. Worth was al luded to as one of the ‘ vain, conceited and envious heroes.” Gen. Worth ad dressed a very respectful note to Gen. Scott, asking a frank avowal from him, whether he must consider himself obnox ious to the reproof conveyed I n that order Gen. Scott evaded a direct reply,’but at) swi red the note. Gen. Worth respectfully repeated the letju ;!. To this second note Gen. Scott declined giving a more specific answer, and informed .his correspondent that lie could not hold himself responsible tor the references it might please the officer to draw from his phraseology. Gen. Worth thereupon drew up a state ment ofthe entire correspomlece between the commander-in-chief and himself and addressed it to the Secretary of War, with remarks of his own as to the injus tice with which he had been treated, and assuring the Secretary that but for his regard to the public service, he should file charges against Gen. Scott. This statement directed as an appeal to the Secretary of War, he sent unseal ed to Gen. Scott, requesting him, to trans mil it to Washington. Gen. Scott re fused to forward it, at the request ofGon Worth, but forthwith pul Gen. W. under arrest; and reported him to the War De partment for insolence to his superior of ficer, &.C., and to sustain the charges, transmits the statement drawn up by Gen Worth. This is the gist cf tlie controversey, as 3 have it from good authority. I cannot undertake, of course, to give the exact language of documents that I have never seen. No doubt the papers will be called for by Congress, and then the truth will out. It is surmised that the government may recall Scott. CoMMRRfIAT. MaRINE OF THE U.NITED States —The New York Herald lias re ceived from Washington, a statement showing the amount of the commercial marine of the United States, compre hending its details, both of foreign and American tonage; and of the various places of arrival and departure. From it we learn that the commercial marine ofthe United Slates is only sec ond to that of England. The aggregate amount ol entrances and clearances aiv nearly seven millions of lons, being not far short ofthe whole of the tonage of the British dominions, in Europe, Asia and America. 01 (his amount, two thirds are American tonage, and one-third for cign. The aggregate amount of men, or seamen, required to navigate such ton ag", Is over one hundred unit si.ily thousand: and of this number, we may reckon, pro!) ably, one hundred thousand American seiwnr. and if we add to this number an estimate ofthe steamboat men employed on the Western waters, the amount will reach one hundred and sixty thousand — so that wo have an aggregate of ltio,ooo men, in the United States, accustomed to sailing or steam vessels' The Leonidas Letter:— Gen. Pillow lias denied any responsibility-fur the letter signed “Leonidas,” which created such n hubbub throughout the country some time ago. Here is his certificate, taken from the Star, of Nov. 28, a paper pub lished in the city ol Mexico: “Having seen a letter in the Picayune of the 20lh ult., signed ‘Leonidas,’ 1 feel it my duly to say 1 know nothing of this letter or of its author. “If there arc any disposed to attribute it to me, or who suppose 1 have given it 1 my sanction, they are as illiberal as they are unjust, “All candid men, who know me, must he satisfied that I would not myself, nor would I allow any friend to commit such an act of folly. “I am willing to bo judged by my written reports, but I utterly protest a gainst the injustice of being held responsi ble for the anonymous letters of friends or enemies.” !i'y Fhe Washington Union savs:— Thu War office has received by the of ficers who have recently arrived from Mexico, various trophies ofthe war. Among them, are two small beautiful brass wall pieces of ordnance, sent by Gen. Scott, and brought to tills city by Uni. Andrews. The most curious of those trophies is the black flag of these guerrillas-. The material is bombazette. The ornaments and letters in the centre, upon (he red ground, are worked with green silk up on black cloth pieces, except the squares, which are worked with white. But the most remarkable is a small pennant on the top, made of black, 21 inches by Ilf, with various military ornaments. On the lop and bottom are a death’s head and cross-bones. In the centre, these omi liious words: “.Vo dio cuiirhl” — Give no Qtv.RTnn. This staff and Hag was taken at La Mira 1 lores, on the 11th August, 1817, from the guerillas who attacked Lieut. Hammond’s party. , Tut Pi n; ic Domain*. —The report ofthe mm* r.ii-f-ionerK of the General La nil Office, jn.l.auh injto’d In (-undress, shows that during year in |(;, 2,2*3,730 acres of the public lands were f-old, amounting to $2,0 > t,0.i7; and in the first, second, nml third cpnuf.urs of the present you c , acres have bu n sold, prod i H’, - 3.36, ; I.’ ~ THE CECIL WHIG. JEMjKTOM Jfld. Saturday; .limitary 15 IS IS. FoK PIIBUIIBXT IV ISIS. E3 VII y <' ISS y . “M in's Imniorlut 111! his \\ oik is donr.” Many du’ies have pressed on our time tills week, preventin" ns Loin willing arti cles we hud intended fur to day's paper rabl’.o Educition. In another column will bn found a no tice, calling a meeting in the Seventh district, of all persons, interested in the cause of public education. We hail with satisfaction every move ment. in this behalf. To educate the people is a matter of the highest import ance i.t a government like ours —it is a matter of the greatest moment from the widest to the narrowest circle, to the Union, to the Slate, the county, the com muniiy, alt's • (beside; and whoever lends assistance f.i ell’.a t that end, renders a service to his country and to his fellow men. The time lias gone by for argu ments to he called for, to show that an educated man is better fitted to fulfil the duties of a citizen, than one who is un informed. To inform the people, then, should be an object dear to every one who wishes well to his country and his kind, and we hope the meeting in ques tion may prove beneficial to the cause in the name of which it is called, ami that it may incite other meetings, till our county, becomes alive to the subject, and adopts some plan that may advance the great object in view. We have been asked in relation to the Primary School Law oi this State passed in 1825. It is chapter 1(12 of the acts of the session of that year, and can be found in Dorsey’s Laws of Maryland page 8.18. We are ask d for a synopsis ot it. but have time to give but a very brief one. Section 1., provides lor the appoint ment of a Superintendent of Public In struction. Sec. 2., defines bis duties. Sec. 1.; authorizes the Levy Court to appoint nine Commissioners of Primary Schools for the county, and 18 inspectors, to serve one year. Sec. 5, provides for the division of the county by the commissioners aforesaid, into suitable school districts, and Sec G, provides for the alteration of districts so formed Sec. 8, refers to the calling of district meetings lor the election of a clerk, and three trustees in each district, and to vote a school tax and appoint a collector. Sec. 9, specifics terms of office, pro vides fur vacancies, and imposes fines for refusal to serve. SeC. 10, defines duties of cleric —to give notice oi meetings, keep and pre serve records, hooks &.C. Sec. 11, proscribes that the collector of school taxes shall be subject to the same laws as appertain to collectors of county taxes. Sec. 12, provides “That it shall be (he “duty of the trustees o( each school Dis trict, whenever a district meeting shall --have voted a district tax', or as soon as “may be, to make a rate bill, or tax list, “which shall raise the sum voted for, in “due proportion on all the taxable prop erty in such district, agreeably to the “assessment oblast preceding county tax', “and to annex to such tax list, or rate “till, a warrant, and to deliver the same “to the collector of such district;” &c; ■it further gives the form of the warrant and provides for its renewal. See. 11, imposes on the trustees the building and repairing of school houses, and the employment and payment of teachers. Teachers io have certificates of approbation from inspectors. Sec. 11, requires the trustees to report semi-annually to school Commissioners. Sec. 15 provides that the School com missioners shall receive the poor school I fund and refers at length to its application. | Sec. 17, 18,19 and 20, are in refer ence to teachers, their duties, inspectors £<.c. Sec. 22. The School commissioners to report to county clerk, the county clerk to report to superintendent, and he to Legislature. The 29th Section is as follows: “And “be it enacted that at the next election “of delegates to the general assembly, “everv voter when he offers to vote, shall “be required by the judges of election, “to state whether he is lor or against the “establishment of primary schools, and “'make return thereof to the Legislature “during the first week of the session, and | “if a majority of the said votes in any | “count v, shall he in favor of the cstab -1 “Juhmrmt of primary schools as is therein “provided for, then and in that case the “said act shall be valid for such county “or counties, otherwise of no effect what- j “ever.” There has been an impression abroad j i that the law was still in force ns to this j ! county, if the people chose to call it into I | action, by voting for it, hut the last sec- j jtion seems to settle that not to be the case —it not having been adopted at the next election after the passage of the act. who makes insinuations in infer ence to a statement, and yet fears to contra diet it openly. substantially acknowledges its truth To be detected in positive theft of the meanest kind, and exposed in the very act, can scarcely be hold to be “ success ,” however successful the perpetrator may iiave been, or may continue to be, in other contemptible rascalities. It sounds well for an ass by common con sent, to discourse of quantity and quality of i brains; or for a notorious toady to allude to i “the feelings ami principles which should govern gentlemen-” i .... I’erioiiicals ice. I Embank's Hydraulics —The 3rd No. of litis j iulcresting and valuable work has been , sent ns by tho publishers. Guf.ri.v tv M’Ki,- itATii, New Voik. It ia to be completed in ! eight parts at 25c;s each. It is eminently , w orthy of a wide circulation. Southern Literary PA.csscngcr, John 11 Thompson, Editor and proprietor, Richmond, ,Va . January ISIS The prominent charac- I ter in point of literary excellence, hitherto I sustained by litis work, bids fair to be heiglil- I cued under the present editor. Tiie nuin j tier before us is a very valuable one. Monthly, 75 per year. | Neals Gazette. This excellent literary pa per. has made an award of prizes lor sto- I Ties lately, as follows: $l5O toMissSeba ! Srnilli: $75 to an anonymous writer in Washington: SSO to Samuel Iv. Dale of Phila: 725 to Mrs S. T. Marlyn of I’liila. S ’tardily Keening Post. —This old lavo i rite grows better and belter under die care iof Mr. I’ailcrson. He has line taste and | makes u first rate paper, j North American, weekly.— Messrs Graham M’Mie.liaol publish an excellent weekly j edition of their paper. It is scarcely equall ed. Maryland E.cp.SwSaJui'c. We observe that leave has been granted to the delegation fiom this county, to report ! a bill supplemental to Iho several acts te- I laling to the Poor School fund. There was ,ni exci.in.t debate on M ed nesday on tiie subject of the Pennsylvania laws in relation lo fugitive slaves. A Bill for raising tho Governor's salarv to , $3,500 has been introduced into the House, j also, a bill for the abolishment of imprison ment fur debt. Cong s'pss. Tho Bill In raise add; onal troops Ims oc cupied the time ofihe Senate another week. Messrs Rovordy Johnson, Clayton and | Pearce have spoken at length on it, Mr. ! Johnson differs materially from his whig as sociates in tho Senate, contending that the ! war is just although the President bioughl it I on unconstitutionally. I Various portions of the President’s mes- I sago have been under consideration in the House. A/neriau Colonization Swiily. —We learn from gentlemen who have the means ol I knowing, says iho Intelligencer, that the | friends ofthe Society will have the pleasure | of seeing and hearing Mr. Clay at tho An niversary of the American Coleni/aiipn So- I ciety on Tuesday evenin'', tho INth its Ho j is the President ofthe Society', an J willpre | side on that occasion. | Ho will doubtless make a suitable address :on taking the chair, as it is some years , since ho has been able lo attend iho Amin jal Meetings, and as the late Declaration of | independence by the ••Republic of Liberia” j and oilier circumstances connected with the - enterprise render the approaching meeting | one of great importance. 1 We understand the Hon. Thomas Corwin | and other distinguished speakers will be ' present and make addresses. A very inter esting meeting may therefore bo expected. Important from Washington.— C en, ] Scott’s ItcrnW ('mnilerinanilcil\ The Phila delphia North American Ims a letter from Washington, which says that ‘Things are l taking a serious turn. On Thursday it was j determined in Cabinet to recall Gen. Scott, I from the command of the army, and a spe : clai messenger despatched with tho order. 'He was stopped at Biel mond by a tele | graphic communication, ami recalled, as I intelligence had been received that Gen I Pierce was hurrying on, and it was deemed ■ advisable to lake his opinion in Iho prem | i.ses. Gen. Pierce had not yet arrived, and it is probable that there will boa suspen i sion of finther action for the present. This : conics from high dornociatio authority.” A For tone. —A Greek maid being asked what fortune she had for her hus ! band, answered—“l will bring him what is more valuable than any treasure—a • heart unspotted and virtue without a I slain, which is all that descended to me I from rnv parents.” How beautifully expressed? 1 Correspondence ofihe American. Washington, January 12. Mr. Clayton's Speech drew a crowd to the Senate to day. and command very marked attention ainons tha Senators and all pres ent General Scott was vindicated from \ recommendation of tho force now sought to be raised, and an anecdote was told of him as follows: Mr. Clayton said that before General Scott went to Mexico, ho remembered to have asked him if he was not apprehensive o! defeat in the mountain passes of that ex traordinary country? lie smiled and said that with 5000 American regulars he could whip any army which Mexico could raise, though it rained Mexicans for a week- Mr. Clayton said lie could not exactly understand what the President meant by ‘'indemnity for the past and security for the future, •* bn! an ingenious friend had told I him that indemnity for the past meant one hd fof Mexico; and security for the future tiie other half.'’ [lmmense laughter ] Mr, C. wished gentleman upon the oilier i side toariftwer whether war by conquest, or I rapine, was a legitimate power of this Gov erme.it. He denied it.—There was no such power, express or implied. To es tablish justice was the object of the estab lishment o! this Govermont and not conquest. Our Govermcnt was organized for pacific purposes. But we were pursuing a course which would compel ns to lay hold of the whole of Mexico, and these Bills were but elements ol this grout design. It is claimed hero (in Resolutions deliv ered yesterday by Mr. Ilaimegan) that the 1 annexation of all Mexico as a Province is constitutional. We were indeed about to | sen to Mexico an armed emigraton. There were in Mexico R,000,000 of people, most of them colored men. Thete were many Abolitionists in the country, and :i fact like j this ought In alarm this com.try. Admit all of Mexico, and yon could and : would rend this Union to atoms, lie b*- sought men to pause where he had paused. I and to keep that territory from tins Union, j lie intended to vote for supplies, clothing, munitions, &c. ; but no moie troops wore \ necessary. j The financial question was then consul- j | ered, and it was argued that an enormous j expenditure would be necessary, much bo-; yond any amount which would be raised to do what Mr. Johnson proposed. It was! s: id it would he tho utter annihilation of | Mexico. You prevented thorn from hav-, ing a power to negotiate a peace. The 1 Govormenl was now colonizing Mexico by tho bayonet. The idea of colonizing Mexico as a Prov ince was regarded as impracticable and ab surd. 'Tills was borrowing the example of the Despotisms of Kuropc. II wo meant annexation and to seize the whole of Mexi co, let us say so. Mr. Clayton closed with some strong comparisons between modern Democracy and the Democracy of Jefferson, when corn rnissioners wore sent to France to negotiate for obtaining territory, whereas tho K.xmi-! live would now lay violent hands upon ter-1 iqoiy without negotiation of any sort. Exrmvo Sensr.s r.mono the Fremont: [ Corr.r Vartim., —'flic did 1 and icnaulonoiis ' j procn'.diii;rs cf if< Funnoril Court Martial was I on Fniurday and iMon lav, tho fltt.v-. , r , 0iwl and i i litlly-tliird days of its sc&ion, somuwli il varied ; by a passage of words, looks, frowns, ffrimi 1 kc.,on the part of Col. Benton towards Gcn’l. i 1 Kearney, which cannot, but urnuHa rho general j reader. From the report of fiaUirday’s proceed- : ' i;itj• ,as puhliaiicd in tho National Intelligencer, I wo extract the follow : ni: — General Kearny said: ‘Mr President: Before the Court is cleared I wish to make a statement.” No objection being made— (lon. Kearney Raid: I consider if. duo to the dignity of the Court, and the high rc-p’ct, 1 en tertain for it, that 1 should boro, slalo that on my last appearance before this Court, when 1 was answering questions propounded to mo by tin* Court, the senior counsel of the accused, Tnoinas ii. Benton, of M ssouri, sat in Ids place j making mouths and grimaces al me, which i I considered were intended to oUcnd,to insult, and to overawe mo. “I ask of this Court no action so f.r as I am concerned. 1 urn fully capable of taking care of my own honor.” 'flic President of tho Court said: ‘‘He regret ted v iy much to hoar it., lie hud not observed any thing of it. lie referred to the power of courts martial under the law in regard to viola tions of order in its presence; and he read the , *i Gin article of the Rules and Articles of Warns, follows: “No person whatsoever shall use any menac ing words, signs, o>* gestures in presence of a court martial, or shall cause any disorder or riot, or disturb their proceedings, on the penalty of being punished at the discretion of the s rid court martial” , .Mr. Benton addressed the court, concluding i us follows: ‘•When General Kearny fixed Ids eyes on Col. Fremont, I c.ctcrmiiied, if ho should attempt again to look down a prisoner, 1 would look at. linn. ! did this day: and the look of to-dav was the consequence of lire looks in tins Court before. I did to-day look at Gen. Kearney when lie looked at Col. Fremont; and I looked bun down; I looked at him till Ids eyes fell— till they fell upon tho floor. “As to this Court, 1 disclaim any intention to disturb its order, entertaining as 1 do the highest respect for this Court.” The President of the Court said he had ob served General Kearny look towards Col. Fre mont timing the trial, and on the occasion re fonrd to, hut uoi with an insulting expression of countenance; on the contrary, he, the Presi dent, thought tho expression was one of polite ness and kindness. Tho matter was agam brought up on Monday, Gen’l Kearney being in Court, requested per il mission to make a statement. It was in the following terms: “disclaiming in advance the remotest inten tion of offering the least kind of disrespect to the ! Court in the following statement. I have to ro tor tho Court to tho closing remarks of the senior counsel for the defence, Thomas M. Benton, of Missouri, winch is on the record, rind us fallows: ‘1 I joked him down, I looked him till his t yes fell —till they fell upon the floor.’ That statement is liilso, and lam prepored to prove it to be false by members of tins Court. S. W. Kearny, Brig. Gen.” Tho Baltimore Sun in reference to tho trial remarks: ‘ There seems to ho now no other prospect of thr. < nui i coming to o. conclusion of their labors unless they break up in a row, which the above j proceedings indicate to be far from improbable. I The expenses ofihe court, so far, are said to be | upwards of SIOO,OOO, and its decision will not be i worth a brass farthing. W i-r Chester Bank Rokdert. —Ills said that Ur. Darlington has received an anonymous j letter, offering to compromise;it is rather looked ! Upon a hoax. j Later from thr City of Mexico. 1 Later dales had been received at Vera ! Cruz from Mexico. Gen. Scott has issued \ ordei’H announcing that the army was about to spread over and occupy the whole of the Republic of Mexico, and continue to hold possession until the Government and the peo pie sue for peace, and express their willing ness to oiler terms that bo acceplable*to .he United Stales. The pupers published at the city of Mexi co contain numerous orders, enforcing tax es of all kinds, heretofore payable to the Gov eminent of Mexico, which aio now demand ed for the support of the American arrnv The orders enumerate all the varieties of articles liable to taxation, and the rale at; which .they arc to be levied. Lotteries are j [ prohibited, &c. Colonel Dixon H. Mdes. i of Baltimore, was about to leave Vera Cm/ 1 io join his regiment He was about to be t honored at Vera Cruz, on the eve of Ids do- 1 porlure, by a splendid supper. He has | given universal satisfaction to the army as | j well as to the citizens by the energetic and j impartial manner in which lie had perform jed the arduous duties of his station. national Whig Convention. From the Lexington Observer. National Coxventiox.—A. disim- I guished Whig member of Congress writes j to the Louisville Journal from Washing | (on city as follows: “I am glad to i am | that you have taken ground lor a Nation al Convention. lam sure that it is th ■ | only means of ensuring success, no mat- 1 | ter who may be our candidate. I think tin re is no diversity of sentiment among the Whigs lu re about the .subject.’ A letter to us, also from adistinguislied | Whig member of Congress, says; “The j feeling is almost universal here,that tie iv i must be a Convention to select candi ! dates, and I think it ought not to he 1 I postponed to 100 late a period—ter ir.-i ‘stance to July, as proposed by some.” Father Matj n:\v has written a letter In j Thnrlow Weed that He will etnhsnk for; ! New York on tho 21.-1 of Apiil. He says. I “Although it will be a great sacrilive to ( |me to leave Ireland yet still I am excee * dingly anxious to gratify the wishes ot the | ! patrons and supporters of our sacred cause i jin America and also to express in perso i ; i inv warmest acknowledgement to ynnr , j high minded countrymen for the noble aid : : they afforded onr destitute poor in their late ■ | calamity I regret to be obliged to say that j die prospects are still very gloomy i i Leland. ! The laboring population are not in gem* 1 ini employed, and though provisions are ! cheap, thanks to the supplies ot Indian corn : they are without the means of purchasing . them.” i Marriage or Tin; Coi n trst Gcienm.v. — j Tin: Paris correspondent nf ihl’ Uoslon :‘t ! I.'s speaks of this hide's n cent marriage as i lullira's; A wedding which much alien* : j lion, was that of Monsieur Hilaire Klietuie | Octavo Bonilie. Marquis de Boi-sy du Uon j erais, Peer of France and Chevalier of the , Legion of Honor, to Madame Theresa Fran- I coice Olympia Gar cere Garnba. danglitt'r ol 1 Count Gambit, ami widow of Count Guicci 1 oil. The .Marquis is a wealthy, eccentric | old widower, connected with the first fam-j I ilios in I'm c*. His bride is n most lu - witch'mg, olden haired crea’nre: — “Bc*ng smncivbal largo, and languishing* and 'lazy. VcT of n beauty llml wouM drive you crazy Enterprise. —Among the passengers-who i i sailed yesterday in the ship Talbot for Sin- j j eapor, is Mr. A. 1) Wyckotl, Woo lias heci; : rent out Iry Mr- Horace II l)av in ir-:.!■ • in ■ lire Indian Archipelago, mainly lor the pie pose of instructint} the natives in patlieri.m and preparing for slopping the new sub stance recently discovered, called 'irtlapcr ch/i, or vegetable leather. We know nol;i --ing ofihe character of tills new article, tan is heheveil by Mr! Day, to be so far superior to leather Indian rubber, or any similar sub stance now in use. that he lias taken lid extraordinary step to procure it from its na tive soil. His Ciiterpri/.o contains withm itself the seeds of its reward.— A', t. Coer, REFORMED TREATY Ol’ PEACE.—A Telegraphic Despatch to Saturdays New York Herald, dated Washington dan, 7, is slates as follows, but we do not think it cor rect; A letter is town dated at Jalapa, on iho 10th December; stating' that tho British courier had passed through that place on the day previous, the 15th bearing the intelligence, that a treaty of peace had been concluded at the city of M exico, between Mr Trist and the Mexican Ccmmissioners, Conto, Cuevas and Arisluin: and that the opinion prevailed in Mexico that tho army could return m six ty days. A Tooth Discharged from titi; Ear. The London Lancet for December lias a letter from Dr. Contes giving an account of the case ofan old man, whom he found suffering with severe pain in one side of the (ace and head, which wore highly inflamed and swollen. Fomentations, poultices, £cc., were applied for two or I three day's without avail. One night a I (it of sneezing forced out of the ear, 1 which had discharged pus, a piece of hone | that proved to he one of the wisdom ! teeth ofthe vtppcr-jaw. After that he soon recovered. ]lr Patient.—The most elaborate dis course is surpassed by the simplicity of these few lines: “That which vexeth thee now, provoking, thee to hate thy brother, i Hoar with it; tho annoyance passeth,and may not return forever: ! The same combination and results which aggravate thy soul to day, May not meet again for centuries in the Kalaeidoscopo of circumstances.”, Tapper’s I’roverbiul rhilosojihy > From Mexico.—The following is an extract of a letter from an office* in the army, now in the city of Mexico—one who linn been through the whole campaign, nod is a judge of the state of attains, connected with our .Mexican neigh bors. Mexico, Dec. 2, IS-17. There is nothing new hero since my last. Troops are daily arriving;but not enough to ef fect much . All those that arc on their way hero, ought to have been on the ground before /lie lust battles- We ought to have 75,000 men 10-day, and prdfcoed at onoj to take J ossession of the country. It is no merit of our Government, or Army, that wo have not been destroyed be fore tins. Our success are all owing to weak ness o f the enemy. From the Pennsylvania Enquirer. A\V iiln N ational Convention.—The subject of a Whig National Convention continues to be agitated by o ir editorial brethren in various sections ol the Un ion. Generally speaking, the sentiment is in favor of such a Convention. In lb nnsylvania, there is little nr no oppo sition among the Whigs, although the independent friends of Gen. Taylor are making preparations for a State Conven tion as well as an electoral Ticket. In Kentucky, we are told by the Louisville Journal, that the National Republican issued at Lancaster in that State, is the only piper that opposes a National Con vention. Coi.n Water for Bi rns,— Mr. Seth Hunt, of Northampton, gives (he (ollovv ing statement of (lie success of treating with cold water a severe burn an 1 scald in his family: “Cold water was applied, by imin'T sion, till th • pain ceased; the water being changed aspllen as it became w inn. The part was then k pt swathed with wet bandages, a div woolen one enveloping them, until the injury w. s healed. The healing was rapid, and effected without leaving a scar. The ilist mt relief whi b the <add water gave from the excruciat ing pain was highly gratifying. Caimtiik of tiic. Meaican Monks. Tim tide ;’r avs ii shuu'd n I !-e surprised 1-a hear by some early arrival of die eap'meol lae mines of San 1-iis and /aeeli ois by two columns of (Jen. Scull’s army; under spe cial insliiie’inns fi,nn dm War 1). p irlment. Wo understand that expodidons were about in be or;nn;/e.l I- rth'.s purpose w; o i llu lastoliii i.il letters left Mexico lor Washing. !c>::. 1 1 we may bim-wc the Icier.-- from die camp vvriile’i even before liiese expedi linos were Ml-peeled. the eliecl wdl bole • leal another heavy blow at '.lie enemy. Texas.— Gen. Wood has. been elected Governor of Texas, aid Judge Greer, Lieut. Governor. Wh > 1 beat Miller 2,0 I S votes. The Legislature, which diet on the ISth nit., was organized by choosing J. W. Henderson, Speaker of the House, over Gen. Lamar, lav 10 votes. Th ■ whole population of Texas now amounts to 11-0,000. Con roiiTAi'.i.E Income. —The physician who enjovs the larges! practice in Lon don, in his last return for the iivomo tax stated his piufession.il earnings at £33,- ()•').) (about SI hi),().);)) a year, and several other physicians made returns varying from £’!.),Odd to .■foO.id. M sink th S. .Senator.-—-The Governor of Miiino h.is uppointed llio lion. VVvman f‘, S'. ,\l. iee ol Ito i nor, In fill I lie v.icnncy in t! o * . Si:t‘. s Semite, neeasionetl h) lliu de.ith ol* Mr. IVolieM. 1V k \Tii or Mr. Kf.nni iiv, os iNiiiaxa. — 'i'li is mi ut i. mu n. an- in-ni ■ vest's member ot' l tun* irit-ss from Imi' iint. died ofsin ill pus, at Indian apolis, oil the a Ist nit. Mas the Front unthorof Nature provided ns Viiliine remedy ter Consninplinn—nod the dis ;.- es Ivadin-e lleneto wlneh ,ir.i so ti-arlhliv coni nmu hi inr e.. mliv : tins le lin’i is to li.nd ro li.-t*|V.,m lliul at . ; -o ego in* tan- i-Unia other lander tSe.it is n a so. The h- si Nature's mvn remedv, is ivaiv n! oir hand. The Wild tinny and tile fin, I'lnesii -isaifii a nan:, where a euro is passible i Jr. Wishir's itaisanl ot* Wild Cherry, limned liy chemical extracts irom W ild C'le rrv ha -k and t-tr. relievo all eases ofconsninpliun, unit efteetiially cnrns it winno it iias not progress,,d so far as to he heyond care —subdues tin, most inveterate eases otTlio Asth ma, even of i 1 and -Ia years standing—stops railing of blood, otter other remedies fait—and removes every kind of infection otThe Lung-t ami Liver which onr climate induces. Tliero iii,irkabln ollinaey of tliis wonderl'.d incdieino, in many diseases hitherto deemed ineur.cde, lias (‘Xnilod among ptiysici.ins great curiosity as to • lie precise nature of its inort ■*ltcll ls. I.et pur chasers beware ol imitations and counterfeits. None genuine unless signed I. butts on tuo wr-ipper. hold by Dr. J. Wallace, Elkton, Md. TUB MiKSiKTS. From liuh. Sou of yesterday. Bai.ti.mohi: .Market, January 13.—The hour market csmliunee very (lull. Small sales of Howard street brands were made lo day at S, r ).i'3 more Ilian which pnrcJ.as it.s are unwilling to give; soma are not oi fering over 85,875. Most holders are ask ing Sli, and are anxious to sell at that price. City Mills— The supply is email—-holders arc asking 50,125, but SO cash would be laken. Rye Hour has declined lo 8-1,75. Corn fi/cal is held at 53,12$ a 53,31. Iho supply of Grain is moderate; small sales of good lo prime red wheat at 1.30 a 1,30; white 1.35 a 1,40. While Corn is held at 57 a 58 cents, and yellow 00 a 02—a sale of 5.000 bushels. —Oats 5(1 cents from stores —supply very light, the price ranges from 10 lo 50. Rye is held at 75 cents. Clover seed I a -1.50 per bushel. In provisions, transactions art very limited. Lard—Sales of 3 a 400 kegs choice and prime lard at 7 i a 7$ cents; also, about 700 bbls.iSo, 1 West c.n at (5-J cents. From the Del. Slate Jour, of yesterday. Wilmington Price Current, Jan 13. Wheat Flour, from wagons, §(> 25, Rye Flour $I- 50. Wheat, per bushel, $1 35 Corn Meal, per hogshead §ls 00 Corn meal per bushel 70 cts. Clover seed, from wagons, prime §3 75. flaxseed, §1 20. New Corn h 0 cts. Cals 4-0 cts Black Oak Bark, shaved, sl2 00 Plaster ijil 00 Ground Salt 15 cts.