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( HI r& ij.-LJaa Vol. 4. " ryra. t IUVIAA, M1SSISS1I'1I, AVM) 27, Itfio. Io. 229. tJtrmm lilt J ll BXPX.BT THE ADVERTISER J. F. FOItD. PHOmilTOR AMU PuSLIlHIB TERMSi The AnviaTissa will beiuuedrer larly every Saturday, at $2 50, in advance ' fo .T.rj instance, no luoicnpuon wiuoere cieved for a leu period than nx months. ADTtTiimNt will be charged attherateofi onidolLAB persquare, I ten line orietsjior the Antinsortion, two, flftj ceoti lor eaob continuance. ' " Announcing eandidateifor office ten forslate and ne for I'Ouniy iDTHrmuijr iubutbuuo. The CASH will be required for all Job work when delivered -this rule will beitriotljr ob erved. . L.tten addressed to thu office on buainew, rnunt be addreised to the Kubinher(,poMpaia;or mey mieht not be attended to. (H-The cah will be required for Advertue -ni m innn i Dublithed. ruk-PnlitiV.aladdre4tiei will be ch a reed as ad- ,rtUements, fof winch the caiti will be required. in advance PLAYING OLD SOLDIER. ' We are I debted to the Fulton County Dern ncrat, published in Johnston, N. Y , for the fol lowing ludicrous account of a dialogue that re cently took place in that village between a JJurgnon and a Militia Man, who had become much alarmed at the prospect of being craned for the Mexican War, and winded therefore to procure a certificate of inability to perform mil itary duty. The cream ofthejike is that the applicant was a large athletic person, perfectly sound and well, in every respect. He walked into the Burgeon a onice with a downcast appearance, and apparently ingreat,bodi'y distress, and then commenced the following DIALOGUE Militia Man Well, Doctor, I've called to see you, and 1 want to got a certificate to clear, me from trainio'. and can't do day', work. I work for boy's wages. I can't do nothin' but little chores about the bouse. I can't cradie nor any sir.h hard work, and 1 think any man that's got the consumption and can't do a day 'a work ahould'nt go to war. Soto. Tis a hard matter I know, but in seasons of ' war in perilous emergencies, the country expects every patriot to do bis duty. Mil. Well, Doctor, I would-be Jintratt patriot too if I was able, but I aint able. 1 could'nt stand the .wear and tear of, war, f .jt ptctto drop off with the onsrmption one ef these days. J can ft el rat liver is about pat r, With it, and so what's the use to take me away 'ff to die amonc the wild Texicans. among the wild Texicans St'HO My friend. I'm reallv sorrv for vnn " but are you laboring under the t fleets of con. sumption Mil. To be sure I am ( here he puts his hand upon nts chest, and raises oni artificial cough, tounlerfeitivg symptoms of great pain) just ex amine me, Doctor ! if vou had half the d&iu I suner, you'd give me a certificate quick. Here the Surgeon avvroaehes the consumntive 'muma iwan ami examines aw q'xtJtions him, on various points as jotiows : Scbo. Well, sir, your pulse beats raoid. and indicates a high fever. Mil. Yes, sir, but taint half so high now as us sometime. S imctimes I feel as hot as if I was in a pot of bilin' water. Subs. Hjw often are vou troubled with this i... cytT ' Mil More 6? lees" every day, ita a great deal worse this hot weather, H ; then could I stand it in Texico where they say you C2n bake egg, and other victuals in the Sun, without either kettle or water I would'nt go there, for all the all the niggers and land to boot, because, Doctor, I could'.it stand rt. Svna. You eay your liver is nearly destroy ed with consumption, what id the state of your tnd let cm fight it out) Oh! oh I the very thought breaki my heart. (Jo tiff I here 1 no, shan t do it ! They may shoot, or hang, or burn me but I'll be d-d it I go to to Trxiro. 1 aint no coward, neither, but 1 couldn't stand the hardship, the marrhm', the fightm', and so on that's all. Now Doctor, do take pity on me, and write me a short certificate. O.'i, do I'll pay you well, Doctor, (puyiig bi hand in his pocltety I've got lot r,f change, I'll give you 9i or 9 iu. come, Uoetor, come, Svita.-Yon are cfrtaiu! an object of eyra pathy, my friend, but I can't disobey my in. ettuctions. Perhaps, friend if you cau't endure the foct service you might join the cavairy, or act as teamster for the baggage wagons. . Mil Worse and worse 1 1 can't ride a horse faster than a slow wa'k on account cf roj con sumption, and I conldn'i drive a team on ac count of my dizzy fits I mbht tumble effand break my neck. m Sueg. Really friend, you are In a drctdfu! situation if your statement bo rorrec', and I don't know but I ought to grant you a certiLcatc, notwithstanding my instructions to the contrary. Would you twear to the statement you lave madotome? Mil Yes sir, and more loo, what I tell vou is as true as the Uoppel. Suro Well I'll wait a few days to see if my orders may not be couutennanded ;jrobab!y it may not be necessary to. send off this regiment, and if so I will then prant vcu a certificate Call 8?ain next Saturday. MiL Very well, if they only wait a few davs. thank (Jod ! I'll be in my grave I'll be cut of their reach in fpite of 'em aid then tht vcan't ;eriu' me off to lijlit the bloody savages of South Ameriky. ordered G-n. ,Vtt to procred to the seat of ' "P'rit devoted his sleepless energies-. thera wr and take command of ths army, to nhich'"' ni)y whoawociate the memory of John he aentedibut his dilatory movements (wh.ch P"' Jones with reckless oaring, sometimes dis. --. ..,,,,. mi operation .gainst Mexico until ,fa7u m (jueiuonauie enterprise.-I'icjvnn. . t vi ml iu urv9 his immediate departure. To ihis Gen. rfpneu tnat he was-too old Hcott ine late oi raui Jones, living and dead, baa been a strange and a hard one, and contains as bowels ! Wit. Oh, dreadfully out of order, Doctor ; I ae 10 lane two srua-hin' doses of salts every day to keep me r g it, and every night when I jr ujwn i to m nurriDie pain, t teel as tbnuirb BoRflEON. Well, friend, what id thn mattfr' MiL.-Why, sir, in the 6rst place. I'm deaf e", hAT.a?d f'L" We P'led ,h" ,op of me' in my right ear, I can't hear a bit through it.- '!'' ?e! fT '13 mde l? .t0,th2r ,a!,J nc;yer Cet I couldn't hear the noise of forty cannons on'nL- . ? midn8,,t'. Dictorl u jL,iur : villi tifiii I unnvti uiii'.i .man... .tin .m j v w. nnui iijiqcI J I OUUCI . OUEG Anything wrong about your head. Ail Oh ves. Doctor: niv head ini miwh ueiier maa no head at all, . My brain seems to r'it. , -f-nit ful headache, and th-n agin eich dizsypts . Why, Doctor, every moriun' when 1 ict un. these dizzy spells come on. and I have to clinch noia or the bed post, to keep from fallin' down, 1 stay in the bousa and never do nothia' till after breakfast. that side. Kobg. Deafness is an nflliction, my friend, but that alone will not shield you from military dutv, in 'times of national peril but you can liea-!- in the otner mrcan't yon .f - " 7 " Mil. Not very well when 1 take cold it sVIIpbii my head til's it p fiVh, and then one ear ain't much better than t'other. Oh ! it's an awful fophn' to he deaf, and ought to lear any rain from ttainin'. Rcna Idoep'y ym?Vh!-e w'ili yo'i, sir, and under ordinary circumstances I would be happy fo grant your rcq-icst but thrs ar3 trying limes times of danger and bloodshed, lie are enerasred with Mexico on the south. Eng land threatens to take part in the contest, and if she does, we will be surrounded on all sides ny enemies, and we shall witness the "inott terrible struggle the world ever saw," and further, sir, I have been instructed by the commanding Gene ral not to grant certificates for slight causes dnring th" continuanre of the war. Mil Texico they'll not catc1! me in Tex ico. I'll not go totha burnin' climate to be murdered, and roasted to death by Spaniards and bloody injune besides, d ieter, my consti tution wouldu't stand tt. I'd die there in less than a week. It's horrible to drag a man away ciff to Texico to fight with niggers and Injuns, especially a poor deaf feller like me. Go to Texico ! no, by thunder. I won't I'il die fir-t. Sues All the sound, able bodied men in this regiment will soon be called upon to march to Mexico; and snrely no patriot will refuse to de fend bis country. MlL.--Ab!e bodied men! yes, but I ain't able bodied, as I said before, I'm deaf as a door nail in one ear, and besides, Doctor, I've got a dread ful lame foot, three yesre ago, I split my big toe thro' and thro' and it's never been well since, I have to wear a big boot on that foot (you see,) and even now it sometimes gives me geat distress. Oh, me ! what limes I Euao. Then you are lame, are you 1 Mil Yes, Doctor, I've no rest day nor night with that big toe and you know, Doctor, that if I went id the array, and got in a battle, and cur side got licked, and had to run ; why I couldn't keep up with the rest on 'em on ac count of this ere lame foot. I 'd surely be taken prisoner, and then like enough they have an In jun powow over me, and tie me to a etake and roast me to death by inches, as they did John Rogers. Oh, Doctor ! do give me a certificate ; you know I ain't fit to make a warrior, and as for going to Texico, I won't do it. Ho, by blixem, 1 won't I ' Surg. You will be obliged to go if they call upon you, otherwise they will hang you up or hoot you as a traitor. I Ma. Shoot me I I'd rather die here among Christians and decent folks, than to be tortured to death by them infarnal bloody Spaniards. Oh ! oh I I think they might let poor deaf and lame fellers like me stay at home. Subg. Well, friend, I should be pleased to comply with your request, but the General's or den are imperative not to grant any certificates unless the person applying has some better ex cuse than you appear to have a deaf ear or a lame toe ia a small matter in such times, and , ill not clear you. itfit Oh, Doctor! Ibainttold you half of ?7 ,di8?MI yet. That toe, and ear, aint noth J tnil ere consumption (laying his hand on 1. 1 . j" na 'T'DJ to cough) and this cougn ; 0n I It distresses ttlA nirrM nH t:nr .nil IW.tOI Mr. Cbvsd wriiinir from Brussels to the Philadelphia Ledger, saye; j "To 6how the state of the lower ciaeses in Europe, I will as an instance iclecl Berlin lit erary and scientific Berlin nat the quarter of oi. uuee, iionaon, or the i auDourg St. Aoto. nie, and St. M arced u, in Parii. The nonula lion of that educated and scientific citv is. ac cording to the last ren?ue, .452,000; 133,000 femalfs and 170,000 males, anions1 whom are .Tuemutes ana iz,w) criminals, and 6,000 persons receiving public, charity, to the amount ti 111,000 liix dollars. Berlin, it w further ascertained, contains 5,000 waver. having on an average, four children esch, surf bread for their ramifies. This fuskts an sodi- Br Mm t a . 1 B. " 1 u ' ffainst the Mexicans and leave an enemy in his 1 a' !nTWe . evrfe" 10 on9 "" . rk-u.-- .roT.inni,jlot. Araonir the foremost ard mni j.u,.i u. SClna mil hhlirn U - .t.. iu : . ""is "en. rrpni'u iiibi ii rcierreo to his personal et.emie', who, be apprehended, would influence thu President and Secretary of war to n.a prejudice. Tha President ihr upon revoked the order instructing Scott to take command of the invading army, thus leav ing him at Washington to guard his rear. The Gen. then addressed a letter to the President eliciting the command, and laid before the I resident his plan of operations after the 1st of October; which he insists is as soon as volun teers can be raised and nlaced fin I ha fprtnt id of Mexico, and he recommends that those who can reach there earlier be kept in their reppec- m.o oioiuB.iiu urinej until eucrj time as it may ne necessary for them to depart so as to reach their destination on the frontier by the Is; of October. Gen. Scott has pronounced Gen. Gaines to be insane, and said that he wou'd acquit Gen. G of any cr;mo whatever on this ground. IVe are disposed to believe that Gen. Scott must be insane when we see him proposing to keep vol. unteers w ho are enlisted far only twelve months, nto the common treasury a soul n horn. ic.as adventurous, as exhaustions of resources as ever lived, sadlM, labor, and money to the last dollar of his fortune. The onlv nji,.m.- six months of that time drilling -Franklin Dem SELP-MAD2 MEN SAM HOUSTON. The many self-made men who, from the most humble beginnings, have elevated themselves to the highest rank, and arc now in Congress, are cl)r&clerietic trs; in the history of cur countrymen, and show how superior nature is to artilicial embeliishrnent, and what persever anceand iiidoainibly energy will finally effect. 'Look at this newspaper," said one senator recently to another; see how that scamp abuse tne." " Well, the freedom of the press must be sus tained. There is no 'divine right which ex empts senators from its scrutiny." , "Very true; but the ungrateful hound of an editor should never have attacked ma. Why, sir, he came into our village a ragged fellow, and I bought the cloth and made h giad suit of clptbcs he ever wore,' ,"jne deviiyou did.' Why, then, you area k sanrl Art if mwA rftAI that RnilrhAfn nlimafa wnnl'nt rrrofl . - - - "-""HI U UllUIUtU Vl WKWW witn my disease. He says it would kill me off u . And besides Doctor, all tne utigbbors know I'm a sick and weakly folier, Sure. Dj you ever dream any during the night ? Mil Yes, I have frightful dreams. I see devils and witches dincin' cotillions like all na tur'j Oh, what droll capers they do cut up! I e'pcMe these dreams are caus.d by my brain bein' out of ordef. Sceg No doubt of that, but as to your lungs, you seem to be troubled with a bad ccugh, do you throw up any matter 1 Mil. Yes, mora than a quart every day, it sometimes almost strangiea me. Oil ! oh ! (raising a cough ) iSueg. Do you raise any blocd t Mil Yes, a great deal. Sues. Perhaps it proceeds from your nose, if you are subject to bleeding at the nose. Mil. No j no ; Doctor, my nose never bleed.'-, this blood comes right straight up from my liver, and it's as fretili as if it was taken from a hog. 1 raise it by mouthfuls ; so you see Doc tor, I can't stand it long at this ral and 'twould be nonsense to send a dyin' man like me away off to flight them savage Spaniard niggers. Ifl could tight, Doctor, 1 would, I aint no coward by natur'. SuKO. Do you have any sweats or cold chills I Miv Yes, I have both, terrible spells I have too. When 1 get up in the mornm' the bed clothes are as wet as if they was soaked ia a wash tub, and then agin, the cold chills come on, and I feel as if I was ktvered aI ovf r with a coat of ice. Oh, Doctor ! you don't know what a sickly cretur 1 am ; if you did, who would'nt auk no questions. Subo. Your eye-sight is good, is it cot! mil wot at all, Ooctor. I ra very near sighted. When the sun shines it dazzles tax eyes, and in cloudy weather I can't see from one eua of the gun to the other, so you see I wou!d be of oo kind of use in war. I'd be as likely to shoot the stars as the Mexicans. Don't you think so, Doctor 1 , iStjrg. Are any cf your bones dislocated ! Mil. Yes, sir, they are, there's bard'y a sound bone in my body, the fore finger on my ngiit nand is out of joint and very weak, so that I can't ehoot olf a gun, and these fits I spoke of are so orful bard that they have unjointed three of my ribs, and then agin, 1 broke my breast bones four years ago by fallin' eff a horse, in three pieces, and, Doctor, my bones never heal up when they break once. The night air is bad for me, (nenr he coughed tremendously,) I never go out in the night air. 1 don t get my feet wet, it 1 did, my toe would swell up so big that I couldn't get my boot on for a week. 1 baint no appetite I can't eat nothin' but delicate vitals, and furthermore, Doctor, I have a dread ful pain across the kidneys and in the spine it darts through my hull body like sharp arrows. Seven years ago I took the fever and ague, and it hangs on to me yet, and will till I die. Oh, Doctor, I'm all pain and misery, from the top of my brains to theeud of my toes, and - do you think its right, Doctor, to send a poor, miserable, half dead skeleton like me to fight the Mexi cans; besides, Doctor, I'm a Whig this war is agin my principles, the Lokics made tional nuroher of 20.000 poorj besides 2,000 public pauper children end 2,1103 poor erphsns 10 De supported uy tne government. ziie otn- ciaf statistics give thu following recapitulation: 10,000 prostitutes, 10,000,, sick in conse quence of vice. 13.000 female servants. 2, 000 natural children (foundlings.) 12,000 crim inals. 1,000 living in almshouses, 200 prison ers of the police. G.COO receivers of public alms 20,000 weavers and children 2,000 chari ty children. 1,500J orphants. 0,000 poor Bick in tho hospitals. 4,000 beggers 2,000 convicts of Slate prisoners euJ houses of cor rection. Total 100,700 poor, akk, criminals and debauched people in the most hteraVy, ed ucnted and moral city in Geramny! The mod ern Spartans (the Prusisiacej livs it appears, to a very great ex'ent on black broth; but not ex actly from choice! A lid. yet the proportion of paupers in tiermany is ie tnao that of i'rance, Italy, Iielgim, Holland or England! It is only as one to SO; in England it is as 1:6 and in Holland as 1:2:!! V tihr,lh?w Cameyo ha a lawyrr." cer in the service who showed the intuitive re nius of a great chief, b not only was not pla ced where he belonged.at the head of the navy but was postponed in rank to a long string of men who had no reputation and never acquired any. Engaged in the most active and success, ful service, fur seven years he not only did not receive a dollar of pay, and no ratione, but be was a.most the whole time in advance to Coo gress for money paid out in repairing his shir and reeding bis crews. r From time to time he occupied himself In giving to the Navy Department his views, lull of sound sense and a comprehensive system of the organ.xation of the N avy. But while time has confirmed his views and led to their adon tion, it was not till the world had forgotten who was their owner. Cut them . st heinous wrongs done to Paul Jones is found in the popular notion of bischar- auitr, wmcu deems w nave been borrowed from the coarse slander of the British press, at the time he heightened the Isles from tLir propriety and put Brittannia in a paroxism of terror and rage. For a half a century he exis. ted in the popular mind as little better than a successful ruffian, a big, ferocious eava-e. of diabolical eye, whose voice in battle was that of enraged tiger, whose soul rxulted in killine met!, Hkipg ships and burning towns. Tha friends, correspondent and companion of Frank, lin a ruffian! The idolised hero cf the Court of Vcreaila a savage! Never was there a more rascally caricature. -Paul J:inea was a slender man, delicately moulded and organized hand some, courtly in manners, with a great love of reined society and with qualities to adorn i', given to wri'.mg poetry,, and as dieinguished through lite for his humanity as his heroism;ind if we consider that, excepting the lion cotiraga and intuitive genius that God gav him, he was in all respeors absolutely a self mads man, the re finemeot of bis manners, (Be culti'vanon ftf hia Alinft hia nrtinrifiun..n ' 1 ....... I.. J r Jhii prufusaian. wUI putm trarce.'v , Uuu uud 1 lous than the successful aarieir or his action -on, out WM one' . r :,h-; lit Lc?.n"if ' nrva rtor a getting on the wotla. J wo. common. JrficVjTn S?, r . ! - l. aDm!ra u IIMJlatl . n laMl... si. J l ""uirofii tne Indian wari, uo oesiaes mat honor. I bid fa r to bMnnm f ivr ui n. united a - . j i. . . . w I snmnl hinrr mrma . IJh . a. vuuiiuuii c;ruimaru; ana when J got backtoour r 8 B .meir nrst nava From the N. O, Delta. Texas. The scocner Fairy, Capt. Thorop Son, arrived yesterday from Galverton, which port she left on the 4;h inst, bringing us a few days later news than was ptevtoufrly received. The Galveston Weekly News of the ISih ult, states, that the rftwrt in regard to the ta king of the train of 100 wagons aud effects be longing to German em'graots, who were on their way from New Brunsftls to Perdinales, by a party of Indian), is entirely unfounded, let ters having been received from Houston, sta ting that the whole party had arrived in safety at Pordinalrs. Thvy were cultivating the beautiful lands they found there, aud bad not even seen an It it. an. 1 he above news is no doubt correct; it is confirmed in the Galveston News of the 29th ult. The name of the new town recently star ted by the emigrants on the Pordiuales, is call ed Fredericksburg. The settlement is rapidly progressing, and they appear to be highly delighted with the great fertility of of the soil. The Houston Ad vocate of the21s't ult., states that some four or five discharged soldiers from the army, on their way home, when about 75 miles from San An tonio, were surprised by a party of Indians,and stripped of every rag of clothing, but their lives were fortunately saved by some American wag oners. We learn from Capt. Thompson, that on his passage from this port to Galveston, about the 2lst ult, between the a. W. Pass and hip Isl. and ISboais, he saw a large scooner, copper, bottomed, carrying a heavy press of canvass. She at first appeared to be making for Vermil ion Bay, but soon bore directly far the Fairy hoisted the American cnsirn, winch was an swered, A heavy gale was blowing at the time and and the stranger could not carry full sail. She continued In pursuit several hours. The Fairy, carrying every rag of canvas, gained on her pursuer, and finally Ibst eight of her. , Geh. ScoTT.-The Correspondence between ' Gen. iSocu and the Secretary of War in regard to his taking command of the army against Mex ico, has beeu laid before the Senate is cornpll ance with a resolution of that body. We have not seen the whole correspondence, but under. 'stand that it shows that upon the breaking out the war,! of ths war on the Rio Ufaot'e, the President 1 1 . - .. . . . village, I got into so many scrapes and whip P3Q so many leiiows that I wm ihmam jail for sheriffs fees." 'How did you manage to get out of that dsf- eulty?" "Why, finally my brother naid tho rr. iiiviiKu uie 10 Biutiy taw witn him." "iou mane rapid prcgrcss.no doubil" "Not very rapid. The difficult wa. th.r t had never learnt to read; so I educated myself, and studied law at the same time pot admit. ted went farther west poa intn nr.irt into the Legis ature zot into Concress and re t'gnum, nere i am iu the senate. ' That senator is a ssnsible, well-informed, intelligent citizen, fit for any station. Sam Houston, Senator from Texas, is another of those rough and remarkable gems like the reeky and sterile surface of the Aileghantes, full ct mineral riches beneath. Sam was original ly a carpenter in Nashville-turned out the sha vings from his plane and resolved tc go ahead while making grooves arid mortices and nailing up posts and sashes. lie became Governor of Tennessee, fought as a common soldier in the IndiHn wars, and secured by his courage and perseverance, the liberty and independence of Texas. But to the people of the United Stales he i. snething more.- He is their fi ,,.. M hP.mni-B ihn ,.,!,. a. :v ""' ucro 7 . ; . i ueocrvea to be fion. cred as the founder of our navy and the fount of us Inepiration-the tutelar genius of our wooden walla. He first showed . that success was possible; and so unexpected and i.in Wff was the proof, that all Eumna the capture of eranis. as if ii hori .... downail of an.empire. ft wa, jn (actt u,e birth of a rival to the proud Mistress of the Ocean. "There, said Gen. Jackson, having a map ef Texas before him "There is the Colorado there ia Bexar there's the Alamo? Now, if the Mexicans separate their Lrces and come down this pain, and Sam can catch 'em under trie urow oi mat range oi nu:a, ne ii lica. em, and take aanty Anny. you usee! ' Just as the old General predicted, so it tur ned out at San Jacinto. The English would have made Gen. Houston a duke for achieving sucn a victory, vye see ma progress cl events Gen. Houston is in the Senate. One dark, stormy evening, some years ago, a nuie auer lea time, we were coming down Nassau street, and, on turning down Fulton, came upon a tall athletic man, wrapped in a blue cloak. Who goes there!" "A friend!" it was Sara Houston. "I am going by invitation to a meeting of clergymen, at the corner of Ann and Nassau streets to make a speech about the best mode of reforming the Indians. Come along Aajor.' We did go, and I hoard a most able . and in teresting discourse, showing hia familiarity with the red men, and deprecating the course pur sued to reform them, by giving them religion first, and then education and industry. lie was practical and convincing, out they did not car. ry out his propositions. This is a dans of men we find in our Senate men, not made off-hand by a tailor, but fashioned by tature for perse. verance, courage, and constancy .-A oA' Mts PAUL JONES. The Charleston Mercury, of a recent date. contains the following vindication of the char aeter of J'aul Jones, w men has suffered as much from prejudices which foreign paragraphia implanted in the mind of his own and succeed, ing generations, as his private fortunes did from tho disinterested quality oi his patriotism, in Vote nteebs Disbanded Orders ho sent to Gen. Taylor's army to have alj the vol unteer? who have been enlisted for six monlha. disbanded and sent to their homes imip.. m re-enlist for one year. It must be remember. ea tnat an the troops who went under Gen. i syior s cahs, as well as those whrr went under Gen. Gaines', were enlisted for six months. We shall not be surprised if this order cau ses the disbanding of a very large proportion of ""'piiie gone, many made arrangements to be gone for six months, who cannot remain ftota home twelve. Many went under tbe firm conviction, that ihe war would not last even three months ; and who would have gone uo dor no consideration, if they had supposed that a tardy, inactive policy was to nroirar.t th indefinitely, and keep them idle on the frontier instead of marching them at once into tbe heart of Mexico. i , We think common fairness should have requi red that something dtfinite as to the plan If a campaign should have been made known before tha volunteers were bound by their enlistment A large proportion or them took arms only be-' cause they hoped for vigorous proceedings, and would disband io a moment if they find that tardiuess and delay are to be the order of tha times. Sentinel. s . Manufacturers and the Wai -xTis roost important public meeting since the proclama tion of war assembled io tbe great manufactu ring city of Lowell, Mass, on the 2d inst. Long before the hour arrived for calling the meeting to order, the City Hall was crowded. Cof. Bancroft, the Mayor of the city, was appoin ted President. Resolutions supporting the war, in favor of raising $50,000 in Lowell for the use of the Massachusetts volunteers, of thanks t the army and navy for . their services on th frontier, and complimentary to the sdministra,. tion and both Houses of Congress fay their rjnaJ nitnity, were adopted. The meeting adjourned! with three cheers for Gen. Taylor, his eScer. and soldiers, for their orient achievements on, the Rio Grande, three for the military compa. nies and the bands, P.nd three for the laftes.- St Louts Repvbltran. It seems that Madam rumor baa beeo rather extravagant withregard to tbe arras, aumuni. tion.&fi., ot the way to Santa Fe. A gntle man wtio earoe down on the Pride of the West inrornvs us, that a small quantity of powder soitie ten kegs had been sent out to Gov. Ar. rmjo, by his friend at Independence, Coh Sam uel C, Owens and that this gave rise to th. report which has caused so much excitement A. In ii.. ....... : . . : J .... .i . ucun, ii io mmm mai mere were not our own country ths land for which his gal. , over a hsif doxen boxes.-f Louis Rtforttr,