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TRUE VIRTUE CANNOT EXIST WHERE POMP AND PARADE ARE THE GOVERNING PASSIONS ; IT CAN ONLY DWELL PON TOTOC MISSISSIPPI. WEDNESDAY JULY 29,1846. " 1 "" "" "" . 11 " - - WITH THE PEOPLE.—A ndrew Jaclc,on. NUMBER 25. VOLUME 2 W. w. LELAND, PROPRIETOR AND PUBLISHER ITJLRALSo The " SooTHBnis Taiaon*" ! weekly *t #J a year when paid I« voce— * t tl (he end of six months, aod if not paid (ill tbs expiration of the yeor. y , «notortpuon will be received for a peri od of I**» th »° *i* months, ft r which Pa will he chtrgel, and - bat inaariobly required te be Di id in advance. . , . . v ^ »II person* permitting their paper* to he -nvtiaed to them after the period for which they .sunbed tball hare expired, will be held ma- noavible. ** though they had ordered the paper p he continued. -y » Irsrlivements containing twelve lines or I*,' inserted for One Dollar, and fifty cenu for * h subsequent insertion. The number of in »-'tion* required.most be marked ou the adver. Lpt 1 ,otherwise they will be continued m ,;i nr 1er« ' out,qe"d charged for accordingly.— A Is .rtise ment* from » Ji«u»ce mast be swum * '.i with the oath, or a vatialactorv.referer.ee 8 article* of » personal nature, whenever ad \ will be charged at the rate of 92 for eve ns twelve linos for each insertion. Political cir pjlars »r public addresses, for 'he benefit of in diridual* or companies, wilt be charged as ad vert isemenl*. and at the tame rate*. announcements for office rrPo* announcing candidate* tor State nr District offices #10 will be ebarged-for C ouoty offices #5. yearly advertising. On yearly advertisements a very liberal dis count will be made. • ,. » Tn» privilese of annual advertiser*, is limited to their own immediate business, and all adver ti.einents fee the benefit of other person», teat them, must be paid for by tbe square. -shlvhed i ' • by A "down eaat paper publishes the follow It is certainly a deci itig adveriiaeineni. g. ,| hit at a very uumaoerable and tulgar practice. Want*». —One hundred and seventy five young-men of all shapes and sizes, from .he tall graceful dandy wnh hair •(**• enough on hia upper Won*s to stuffs bar * bar's cushion, di.wn to the little humpback ed freckled tace, bow-legged, carrot liead-d ups'art. Tbe object is to form a gaping Corps, to be in attendance at the church doors on each Eabath before commence ment of divine servie», to stare at tenantes as they enter, and make dehente and gen tlemanly remarks on their person and dress. All wishing to enlist in the sbovn Corps, will the various church doors next appear at Sabbath morning, where they will be duly inspected and their name*, personal ap pearance and quantity ol brain* registered in a book kept lor the purpose, and publish ed in the newspapers. To preveot a gener al rush, it will be well to State that none will be enhstsd who p«o*e«a intellectual capa cities above that of a well bred donkey: Rbavtik* of MiTtse a papk« in tub a Rbavtik* of MiTtse a papk« in tub S ii-ra —The London Nonconformist, say* Mi »nenilrnMn called D riitle, educated at Harvard University, and a native of C«>g lied I cut wav tranvplnn'ed South to edit a vio lent party paper in a locality where 'revol ver*,' 'ad infinitum,* and a whole armory of b .wia knives had a a rong influnee m preventing the freedom of speech. He held his situation six month«; was stabbed twice shot throe time», once well cudgled, and horsepond; but he con that a the of once tnrown into a gratulated him«*ll'upon n»v»r having been kicked. H» mutinied upon Si* tormentor» by »hooting two of th«m a* dead a* door posts, aod then he departed for more peace ful latitude*." We were inclined to doulv this extravagant atory, but th* New York for we originally 2; Jfew§ save» •• wrote it. It was penned to illustrate a no torfoua fact, viz: that you cannot kick n Yankee. You mov assault him in almnat in", other manner; but if ,ou atte...pl I« h«ck him. h» will retaliate moat feartully. — Weekly Timet. Mabchino or •** Vuicntbbbs.—T wo offiVars ol iha U. S- Army. »•«. the paya*«»ier'a department, *nd ** l>owdT>d.o <>"• Wool, arrived he e ,eats. day. and at l*.t brought march mg order* for the regiment. We lear0 M B. Hamer has been char will take The o: the eteemer . , lered, aod that 990 ol the troops their departure on her to-morrow. will take sot no other boat as soon a* practicable. . . _ ' Major Dis will to-day, w# are inform *J, commence paying the iro->ps »bat „„ m allowed as pay and in lieu of do thing.— ¥iek*nrg Sentinel, 10(* in*. Backin« On.—On th* ffih inet-, nt New Orleans, Lot. Camp Algier», opposite« Ormvby made a glowing speech to 4w Lo „»villa Legion; at the clos* h* remarked, that if there were any of them di»#atisbed they had sn opportunity ol b ** k '2* ° u '\ Ftve came lurwerd—oo* Irom the Kentucky Riflemen, oo* from th* Highlaod Riflemen, ,w* from th* Gerroeo Company Naii«o«> Go.Hv, end on# from the Guard*. The whole five were pieced in t tout and one at • *tripp*d °4 thetr urn form«, rod* oo a rail armmd the camp, ducked in • yoni, and then drumed out of eamp. Th* Loaievill* Courier God non* ofthem era Kentuckian* by birth —Bolton Star. de» ad It i*estimated that the mtUtarv fort* ■ ow „oder arms m lb* Uoitod Sul*», amount to 52,000 men. !.'wb."T.n b i'*Sr*' -o »"«i "i farmer having purch*s*d • fin# his fob. and strut •aid to his wi new ••I do not tb* wife, "th»n •• mr uo on* «»I go »**** 19 juredf replied barrel—I'm sure disturb h. w . __ " 1 "" Southern Tribune. WEDNESDAY. —— « « —Jclt 29, 1846. SCRAPS OF NEWS. A miserly old dog by tbe name of A. H Carter, who keeps a tavern on the road near Huntingdon, Tenn., lately charged a company ot volunteers on their route to °stop, 92 per bbl. for corn and the per hundred for fodder nr » •he a same ibout one hall more than the common price in the neigh borhood. They were compelled to buy of him. The profits of the magnetic telegraph between New York and Washington are from 9150 tu 9200 per day. The present Governor of Maine, Hon. Hugh J. Anderson, (Democrat,) has been • Iccted to succeed, in the United Slates Senate, Hon. Geo. Evans, whose term ex pires on the 4th March next. Two hundred volunteers left New York on the lOih inst., for Yucatan, More aie to start shortly. A Portland Editor says that there was a secret in that town so big that it look all ■ he women in Ihe place to keep it; and then they could not, without getting their bus bands to help them. A Mr. Slocum, an American, has been selected by the Emperer ol Russia, and a large sum of money placed at hia disposal, to introduce into Russia the most approved agricultural implements used in our coun try. Americans and American ardzons are in great lavor with the Emperor. It will be recollected that one of our country men has the sole superintendence of the construction of the extensive rail roads m that country. This speaka for us. Much of the land bordering on Lake Superior it ol great value lor its inexhaust ible copper mines, and what renders them still more valuable, is, that tbe ore from these mines is frequently impregnated with silver to tjje urquunt of IQj>er cent, making a ton of the ore worth from 94,000 to 9A, 000 . It is stated by the Baltimore Patriot, that the English Government have no claim* either of ih« Californias, or iodeed upon upon any lands in Mexico by way of in demnity for the payment of the public debt of the latter country—that all lha national indebtedness ol Mexico, in England, is to individuals and companies, and not a dol lar of it to the Cow««r*t. The Legislature ol New Hampshire ha* passed an act to district that State, in con formity to the late act of Coogreaa lor that purpose. The following delegation* of Indians from various tribes on our South-western borders, ar* now in Washington City : Cumanrhes 8; L'ppans 2; Tookawa 9; Wa I 4; Wici'a* 2; Towakaroes 2; Pawoee. mahaws I; Onadaca* 6; lonie* 3; Caddoes 2; Keecbie* 2; Muacogeea 2. Columbus Miller, one of tbe Memphis volunteers who shot a fellow soldier on the rouie to New Orleans a short lime ago, bas been honorably acquitted. It appeared be committed th* homicide in self defence. Sbbvzo nui bight.—A ustin Fox, • Coffee Houv* keeper in Lauisvillq, volun leered lo go 'to wnr,' but while ia the bar racks al New Orleans he took it into hia head that h* bad made a bad change ol business, ao h* deaerted—went back to Louiavill* and 'openad abop' again: but he aoon taken up by th* proper authort Vftl de» —dulr packed op in iron* aod forward ad to Point Isabel. A printing press has been established in Matsmoraseinc# its occupation by our ar my; and a fine sheet ia issued from it. The paper ha* for iu name the significant tills of tb* Rbpdbuc of Rio Gbandb an» PeorLB. It is printed, side English the other Spanish. The object of thi* eoterpriee is doubtless to re tolutieaiza the upper depnrtmeou of Mex ico—Editor. H. McLeod. or THI MB to "i Le Coropt, the man who recently attemp ted to assassinate Loot* Pbillippe, bee been triad aod exocuiad-b*headed _ The notional debt of Mextc* » about 9100 . 0 W. 00 O, A little over 960 , 000,000 of which iedueto foreigner»—the hslsnce to Mexican citizens fin# 19 "" "" . 11 " We here received particular account* of tbe wheat and corn cropa in the upper parta of Georgia—the former was never ao abundant as tbe pre sent year, and the latterare very promt a mg. recent and »tending erte its iracted for tbe or most Sensi ed - tion, Lower let these the aod Tbe few mormans that are left behind by are again in trouble. A c< mpany of five or six of them, while at work in a harvest think field were lately attacked by tbeir hostile to neighbors—no lives loot, but it is thought for these new disturbances will lead to te that end. be us of Ao Eastern paper states that a son of •he "God like" Daniel has recently raised a volunteer company in Boston for the Mex ■cao war. It is said his father advieed him to undertake the enterprise, ble al lart." The Mississippi Regiment, through tbe eaertions of their galant Colonel, Is to be a Rifle Regiment. This will afford thsm ample opportunities of displaying their skill and bravery. REFLECTIONS ON THE WAR WITH MEXICO. Mb. Lbland: —It is time to bring these sketches to a close. I shall, thru, touch as briefly as I can to be intelligible, on one or two other views presented on this sub ject. a It We do oot stand in need oi any addition to the vast territory we now possess merely for the accommodation of our own citizens. But when contiguous nations sue for adiartb sion to our Uaion, to escape from oppres sion and slavery under their own govern ment and to enjoy with us the blessings of liberty, surely we should throvr open our doors and bid them welcome—or aa in tbe present case, when circumstances, unfore seen and unexpected have thrown a part of Vlexico upon eur hands ceive them and freely offer them a full par ticipation in all our blessings? surely it is ihali we not re saa-gM.» saa-gM.» If we are permitted to scan the designs af Providence and to form soma opiniooa of them, I thmk we ought not to be charged with folloy, if, from a dose observation of cost events, and from thiogs now passing before our eyes, we come to the conclusion that Providence has begun and is now car* rytng on a great work towards the eman cipation of man from the fetter* of slavery and elevating him to the highstetion which ihe creature most favored by hi* Creator I to ■a may hope to attain to. Would it be arrogating loo much to our young republic, to think it not impoaaible that Providence may use it aa tba means, humble as it may be, to accomplish hi* ureat and benevolent purpose*, oot always effect his purpose* by the exer cise of his omnipotence,—this feet we be in ve from our own observation and Holy writ—but on the contrary, that his purpo se* are accomplished by the most simple and natural mean*. What, thao, to our compiehention could be a more simple, more oatural and so peaceful to effect bis purpose, as tbe exhibiting to the world the fset that we are in the full enjoymeot of the bleasing* wh»ch freemen wish for, and thti all that* blessings are tbe spontaneous growth ol our Ire* institutioos. They are as a light placed on a lofty eminence, cast mg its rays afar off, which all may eee and •e* at all times. Having made these remarks, let us give to them a practical application to passing Mexico has forced us ini* a war Should we not in sheer justice He doss events^ with her. to oursalvea, require an indemnity for tbe eapeno* of waging that war? If precedent orth any thing, U ta eaay to ahow tbat every eg* ot tb* world, among lions, the conquer*rs have compelled th* conquered to pay, at least, tba expeoae* of tbe wa», whether th# »ar b* juat or other In the prtoeot eaae, than, precedent, juatioe and every eoaaideratioo require tbat we ahould be indemnified. Surely, it cannot be expected, under all the circum stanoea, that our innocent aod unoffending lellow.cutzeaa or* to hear tbia heavy bor> den. Mr. Webster ia made to aay that the expenditure ia hall n mill»« per day in th* department, although thi* aeseri.oo is ta b# faite, and te believed to be th# ■ ■ alt na p rore w effusion of • disappointed sod malignant ,pirii—ufe > st true—that th# expenditure ^ QecMStn (y large. war then in this indemnity to consist? T Mexico I« bankrupt, not with In money a »tending her mines of gold and ailver, hith erte supplying almost alooe, tbe world with its circulating medium, yet from the du iracted state of tbe country at present and for many years past, she cannot tbe war with us without borrowing or seizing upon the hoards of her churches. Indemnity then, in money, is out of the question and fortunately for us, not the most desirable. What then! She has territory, vast, fertile and almost unoccupi ed - This she can spare—it is useless to her—instead of its strengthening the tion, it weakens and encumbers it. Tbe provinces then of New .Mexico, Upper and Lower C alitor ai, she would be willing tu let us have to be quit* with us. Although these territories would not be equivalent to the eight millions, claimed by our citizens aod to the probable amount of the war ex penoitures, and would not be ao considered by any nation—they would to the United five Statea be of incalculable value, and I should think our government would act unwisely to reject them, as a full and clear discharge for all our demands, that The possession of theae provinces would would give us a vast and continuous territory from the Atlantic io the Pacific Ocean—open a direct trade to the Eaat Indies, with not an intervenmg enemy to interrupt it—pecura to us the finest and al meat only harbora on the Pacific ce.ist. Admitting that this arrangement could be made, nay, insisted on by thu United States, could foreign powers justly charge us with acting harshly or opressively with Mexico? Could they aay we took an ungenerous advantage of a poor imbecile and distracted people and forced from them apart oftnetr country, merely becavse we are the at rongent? Should they do so, 1 would reply that wc mutl be indemnified for ihe expemt of a war of their seeking, if they are placed in this dilemma, they have none to blame but themselves. Would the inhabitants of those provin ces object to an incorporation into our Union? It is possible they might do so. They have, it may oo supposed, but faint and imperfect conceptions of the blessings of well established liberty—but some feeble rays have doub'leas reached them and if they are not unlike every other people on the earth, that instinctive principle, im ulanted in every human breeet—a luxe of liberty Iraki have hailed rhemVttb acotdtaf cepted be than not who he toc toe, fl I his was that and in 1 the prosecute money na a these touch one sub adiartb of our tbe of par is re liberty Iraki have hailed rhemVttb acotdtaf response. Different» of language, mau nera, customs and government may pro duce a momentary reluctance to cast (heir lot with us, but it all will soon be over, aud they will bless their stars that Providence has so ordered it. We all recollect the purchase of Louisiana tirely aim lar, in language, manners, roll What w as the re to of a in B. of he cases ar» en gion and Government, suit? The Monsiers kicked up a terril le dust, cursed the Yankees, laws and all, through every mood and tense of their co pious vocabulary of oatbs. How ia it with them now? There is not a State in the Union more devotedly attached to it ihati they. What State has gone beyond gallant and chivalrous Louisiana in patriotic feel mg? Which of them came more promptly to tbe rescue of our country to repel ita in vaders? Nooe. Which of the Ststes on the Soar of Congress, offer a more firm and unpenetrable front, in repelling the small est assault on the purity of the Constitu tion? None, none! May we not, then, reasonably calculate the earn* happy results aa it regards the Mexicans? What ia to prevent ttf Is not the instinctive love of liberty, n principle strong in a Mexican boson a* it is in a Frenchman's? nor ia other word* are not the aspirations after blessing to be lound in every human being? and in proportion, as ita pursuit is left untrammelled, so wi'l his attachment be etroog to that Govern ment which will secure to bun this glorious privilege. I have now, *ir, accompliahed the object* I had in view io the brief and imperfect •ketches, submitted to the conwderation of the pub'ic, to wit: to aoswer the cavils against the administration •* to (he cauae* and declaratien of war with Mexico—la advocate the juatice and policy ol holding on to New Mexico and tbe California»— apd lastly, iha ioaxpreaaibla Weaving eon ferred oo thus# provint»*, in knocking off the shackle* or elavary and admitting them to participate with u* in *11 the b'easing* of liberty—and all tbia, ns w* firmly believe ■a perfect accordance with the design* of Providence on av ONE OF THE PEOPLE. of be GOV. BROWN'S LETTER. Musis Pbic* AsFaLl: —I daa.re thro' columos. to make a very »hört reply tb* raaoluuona of a publm meeting Pontotoc coonty, eodomoatory of mv coure* toward, tba volunteer company from that county. The proctodinga of this mee not familiar wttli the facta to aappoea, that tb* Pmitotoc eom had been directly accepted by me, your in !• nag would lead of he piny which m not th* fa*. The eompaay accepted by Gea à- B. Bradford, ot Holly Sonnes, under » fetter of rotoe, eaytog, would be taken irom I had no direct »VI that ihr*« cempani** the Chickasaw counties, communication with tb« Pontotoc company after the iseusoe* of my proclamation of the 80th of Mey until I met them M Vicks burs. It was on th* 2d of June, that I 9 Gen Bradford, of Holly ^pcioffV wrote to I - to al an we 1 for if have our so. faint if on im of mau pro (heir aud the re saying, that three companies would be ac cepted from the Cbtcasaw counties. On wrote to him again, that it would be impracticable for me to accept more than two. When I wrote this letter, I had not heard from either of the Bradfords regard to their companies. The meesenger who bore this communication to Gen. A - B. Bradford, delivered it to him between Holly Springs and Memphis. He »ent a copy, a* he informed roe, to Capt Delay, of the Lafayette company, and another to h brother. Capt j. D. Bradford of the Ponto toc company. Captain Bradford of Ponin toe, received hie copy before he left the limita of his own county, and by it bn clearly informed, that but two companies would be accepted. The messenger in fureied him,(if 1 cnrectly understood Capt. fl ot P ) that both the Holly Spring* and Lafayette companies were ahead nt him.— I learn from the Pontotoc proceedings, that Gen. Bradford, of Holly Springs, wrote to his brother to come oo. It he did so, it was very wrong. He must have been aware, that both his own (Holly Springs) company and Capt. Delay's, Irom Lafayaette, ware ahead ol his brother, and he knew that but two would be accepted. Whatever blame properly belongs to me, for the agency I had in having the company to march, until they met my letter, I am willing to bear, but nothing more. If they chose to take Geo. A. B. Bradford's advice, against my posi tive assurance, I could not prevent it. I may remark, that Capt. Delay's company, reached Memphis inadvance of the (lolly Springs company; that these two came to Vicksburg on the same boat, and that Capt. i. D. Bradford and company came day or so af.er. Th« only acceptance ev er given to the Pontotoc company, was that given by Gen. A. B. Bradford, under my letter ol the 2d Jane; and this acceptance was not communicated to me, or rather did not reach me, until after my leterofthe Gih was despatched; and as it haJ been left to Gen. B. to select the three Northern chmpanies, when it was thought that com 1 panies would be received from that section, so it was left with him to say which one should remain when it was ascertained that but two could be received. Gen. B. did not chose to order either company to re main, but ordered all ofthem to rendezvous at Virksubrg, and I accepted two that first reached the place of general rendezvous, to wit: Ihe Holly Springs and Laiayette cum names. I note with astonishment that Capt. J. D. Bradford is represented as saying to the meeting at Pontotoc, that in his first inter* view with me at Vicksburg, on his arrival there, 1 had promised h>s roinpany a place, thaï i tmJ n e buey, *rtnJy ijee.1 d ihfirt. This statement is so made as to induce the belief that I had promised Capt. Bradford company a place in the regiment after his arrival at Vicksburg, and I am very certain that that gentleman has been misuadervtood. I have a nigh appreciation of Ihe cbivalroua and lofty bearing of Capt. B., and am therefore certain that he could not have made euco a statement. I first met Capt. B. on the car* to Vicks burg. I was going down and he coming up. He joined our company when the cars met, and returned with us to Vicksburg.— We conversed freely on the subject of his visit. Nine companies had been mustered in, and tbe 10th and last company to fill tbe regiment, was on tbe cars with us, going down to be mustered; and I am very certain, that Capt. B. could not have infer red, Irom any thing said by me, that I had the least idea of setting aside this company, which had marched 150 to 200 miles by land; and this I would have been compelled to do, if I had accepted Capt. Bradfords company. I repeat, that this statement is erroneous; but I have loo high an opinion of Capt. B. to suppose be baa intentionally given currency to it. What I said to Capt. Bradford was this: that if hia company ware willing to take the risk of being sent back, I would lake tbe responsibility o( sending them to tbe seat of war; that I would use every exer non to procure their acceptance, and make a personal visit to Washington for that pur pose if necessary. We both thought there would be a further requisition on this state, in which event there would be no difficulty. Capt. B aod myself were talking together, when a letter was handed to me from the Secretary of War; il vas in reply to oca of mine. I opened it in the presence of Copt. B. aod he read the content». It left the matter of any further acceptance ofVolun leers from our stale, ao very doubtful, that Capt. B- at once declined accepting my prupnrsition to seod his company forward. He thought the risk of being sent back loo great, and voluntarily declined goiog. This the only acceptance and ihe only rejec tion of hie company, after he readied Vicksburg; and I have no doubt he will I must decline •id 'and -hoot fire of and ball 'high, men. derer >ng with her b' d her meet his much I hey ard, by any by the the the 6ih Mon in is il ». on a '* le all, ed at ed his ter, up you of the side At for ed to ed Rie lime no .o Her that and of *41 fatly sustain this statement, following out all Ihe details of the Pontotoc revolutions. Tha above is a brief statemeot of my acting* and doings towards this company; aod so tar a* an impartial public may thmk me oaneurablr. I am willing lo be oeneured. Vary respectfully, yours, âto. A. Cf. BROWN. was Hobbiblo Arranii—.4 Xetker Mur dered by her own Son .—A young ma# oa med Jav. Field*, i* in jail ia Leavenworth cunty Indiana, charged with tha murder of hiv own mother. Tha Bkaoer aays.— "TH* fiend ia human ahap* had taken hi* mother to »apport— to live with h-m— he to provide, »be to do the houee work— Thus they lived until th* *ld lady's nsaltb _so impaired that she »*• abl* to fear* h*r bed—when o*e dsy I era MM I I my left com one that did re first to cum D. the inter* place, ihfirt. the his am his fill us, by is (Sunday, June 7th) he came in and order* •id her out of bed to get him some dinner, 'and be quick about, for he was going to -hoot her.' The old lady obeyed the injtioc nJ whilst she was bending over the fire preparing hi* meal, he took the barrel of a pistol loaded with powder and ball, and with a coal or fire be set it off—ibe ball took effect in the upper part of the 'high, and ranged through into the abdo men. She tell, bleeding oo the ' floor, where the lay, while this demon arid mur derer endeavored to stop the blood by fill. >ng the wound with tow and washing her with cold water and spirits. He then lei her lay till the next day noon, hid in hio b' d behind a blanket which hung between her and himself, that his eyas might not meet the dying tnd supp'tca'ing looks of his mother. On Monday sho Wa much worse he called in ihe neighbors. As I hey came, he fled; but justice pursued and overtook him—and he is now in custody awaiting his trial at our next district court. LATE FROM HAVANA. The U. S. Cutter, McLane, Capt. How ard, arrived at New Orleans from Boston, by the way of Havana on Saturday laat, which latter place the left on tbe 2nd inst. The Delta aays: We yesterday bad the pleasure of an iu* treduction to Capt. Howard. He commun!* caied to us intelligence which we had an* ticipated; and to hear which did not by any means astonish us. Santa Ana, he »ays, ha* sold out his establishment in Havana, game cocks and all. He returns, by invitation of course, to Mexico, if not in the British brig of war Darien, certainly in the British steam packet wbieh loaves Ha vana for Vera Cruz, on the 9th inat. Wo suppose our blockading squadron will ad mit him in as a regularly sealed letter of denes. His favorite and confi dential friends, and former ministers, Al monte and Rejon return with him to Mex ico. In Havana it was thought that the deuce would be to play on his arrival there. There will of course be a pronunciamento in hit favor. The welkin will resound with huzzas! and bulletins will be issued composed of words of'learned length #hd thundering sound' about the integrity of the Republic, tbe dissimulation and rapaci ty of tbs Government of the North, and the prowess ol Mexican arms. Santa An na returns not to make overtures of peace, but to carry on the war with vigor such as, it is believed, no other Mexican can exert, and with a spirit which be alone can infuse into the army. The assumed owners of the two Mexican steamers—an English merctsdils ttrotmdtotto ntfecaA. Hums »or sole TO Ittr Scentsb authorities of Havana. They talked of purchasing one of I hem—the iron ateamer—with the woods en one they would have nothing to do. Cat. Howard made special inquiries about the fitting out of privateers in Hava na.' Not a vessel of the kind has left there, and not one wiH leave with the sanction of the authorities. Mon a corres '* INCIDENTS OF THE WAR. A private, on the 9th, who had followed Lieut. Dobbins through the thickest of the fight raised hia musket at ri Mexican, and would have blown him through if the fel low had not most piteously cried out, ami - go, amigo, at the same time dropping his weapon; the private did tbe same and ad vanced towards the Mexican to take him prisoner, the Mexican then perfidiously rais ed his piece aod instantly killed tbe ous American. Tbia an enraged Dobbips. that he drew his bowie knife and at a bound reached the coward and literally split his nead ia twain. VoLUNTten in DisecrsT.—Tb* corres pondent of the N. O. Picayune, writing from Point Isabel, relates the JWloeung anecdote of a "Volunteer in Disgust." He ■ was tired of tbe glories of "masleriy inac- " tivity," and on reaching a ford near the mouth oflh* Rio Grande, stopped and look ed hesitatingly upon the water. Shaking his head he remarked: "I shouldn't mind going into that ar wa- | ter, for it looks refreshing, but I have made up my mind never to commit another d -—d voluntary act aa long as I hv you can go on boys, but I shall wail for special orders.'' gener Lieut. m. m §£ \ I I A ( »CM. BtvAVeot.XTVfKMT.—The »C- I compl'ihed »tut devoted wife ol cept. Psge, of tl.e U. S. Army, as soon as she heard of the terrible wound received by him in the battle of Palo Aloto. left the luxuriös of home and relative* to hasten to the bed side ol h«r battle-sea'hed husband. She reached New Orleans about two weeks ago, having travelled more thao a thousand miles, without pausing lor an hour's reel. _ At this place she embarked in the Alabama for Point Isabel. That vessel was deapatsb ed to Mobile for volunteers, where, ijwta'g to some difficulty about tbe term oiwolist meat, she wee detained a week. At the expiration df this time, tba Alabama return ed to N. Orleans, end only act toil for the' Rie Grande leal Friday; yaatorday capt. Psge arrived atthttflitiy—jjust about th* lime Mrs. Page reached Point lsabel. U feared whilst she was bare that »he I might pass capt. Pag* on the voyage; but I no persuasion could induce her to forego I .o opportunity of speed ng lo his relgnt^- I Her spirit was disturbed by iha reAwtiun I that her bleeding husband needed her help, I and tike e dove the: seek et h its mother a | neat, »he woe id not be »'a} cd learned si* now that th* object » here ah* of love are oot e»»' k ** fl **" w HF « . was gg I ^ She baa 1 of b», care the w age l^ieayt-m.