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From the N. V. Morning Telegraph.
ROTATION IN OFFICE. A bill was sometime since before the House of Represetitatires to provide for a more just and equitable appot tionnieni of public, offices among the States. The theory of rotation in cthco is a fine one, very democrat ic in its i.u. ,,,t ;r ..... i r, . ,, i .I a,i u-u tjui : j. ne uiim in nuifUoii seeks to remedv the (lilTo-Mb t.,,i ! J its details seem rather hard to be adjusted, 'a nd ! lhn !t will nrr,!iul,U i ; I 'V". . f cal abuse., are practised in thisYouulr than ! in the distribution of official honors.' U he v,u lf...; r .u ... - - - . .'wh 1(111. .in u I I' i iin: ii I . pears to give the Noith an undue share of ap points, lent?, atid while the South always con tiibuies it, fuii pn, port ion of public honors. We admit that the chtiun to ofTW, come from what (pniter thry will, always wear a mercen ary character, when ur-cd tor any other con sidera'ion thin fitness, honesty, capability. Yet we mut lake human nature as it is, we rf-'ont, i! n foffemer, ana nernons. thfrcfo-r Mi" s,i!et way is to come as near to what is ri-ht as i- possible. 1 his is doubt less the -l j- t f the bill, We LiVfj stcti something of this spirit of rflii-c-set I;ii:g, r.nd know it is not of the most rl-a!fd tUaiaiter. 1 hose often best dr-seiv-i jug of the confiJetjcc of t'oc (Joverntnein, re CMvc f o!T it the least attention, while the' supple I; nave who promise every thing, and )if .iu iiothii-g, Irc-qoeii'lv rT-i3 its highest J nor. We have t-en with oir on eyes, inen, te-pc.-tuloc, at least in a)pearanco, put ting their arms around the neck of a Prcr-i-denl's negro servant, in ouler that thny might :n an early nudiV-nce, and we know it has been the practice for suiters at the White House to rrp.ke liberal presents to a certain door-keeper, in older that they might obtain his good w ill, Rotation in oftkp, therefore, as a principle, is more talked about than practised, and no adminis-tratiou has ever yet bceu able to carry h oul. The bill alluded to, by declaring that offices should be distiibuled in a ceitaiu ratio among the States, while it would in many re pc Is be fair enough, may after all prove but an net to provide mote equally for the pay tnent of political partizans. We li;.ve been much amused by the perusal of a I. ile peech ol Mr Sawyer, iu the flouse of ii piescntalives. lie said boldly, that he held "the doctrine, that to the victors belong ed the spoils : he practiced on that doctrine both iu his public liieaud in hi'3 private walks: in other wonis, that to the paity iu power be longed, of iir.ht, the disposal of the offices of tin: Cover nuieiit ; and whenever the party to which lie belonged, and which he had strug gled for as ij ud as any man in the Stale of Ohio, thould icfuse to cany out that caidiual demon alie principle, his hand should be against (hem iu that particular; notwithstand ing gentlemen on the oth-r side denounced the principle, it was one on which they prac tised themselves. He should practice on it too. He wa open and candid m the avowal ! ot his pi iuciplcs ; and the dilleience between him and these gentlemen was this : that they denounced and disavowed the principle, .and practised upon it ; he piactised upon it, and avowed it. Astonishing as it minht and would coinnienreU and ihe present Picsidenl had ! Im l ii p! lecd in olhce with great g'eat CAj ensc, too, much laughter and some h. aiting; cs, at very great expense it was li-licul 'iM to ilcnv it perfectly nonsensical lo deny it the very gentlemen who made sum an outcry, knew it to be t. ue renewed ( liien iuicn' Mr S. found that there were in the Departments here seven hundred aud tiiiity eieiks. He had taken some trouble lo yiccitai.'i i!io f u't, and be stood pledged for th ctaiement he was about to make. There were, as he had said, some seven hundied and thirty rleik ; and out of that number there WtNO two hundred aud thiity-five whig, in place; yes, two hundred and thirty-five hold ami lining whu in place! Laughter. No, he w;:s wrong ; he took that back: they were not hold or dating either ; but they were uhigs. of the whole number turned out dur ing this administration, there were but one bundled and twenty-eight whigs , he had the i i lines, and could give them to any gentleman who uMied to look at the list. Now, he held that to the victors belonged- the spoils: to the party in power belonged the offices. Mr S. said he had asked the President to 1 i.e. some of these whigs out, and put in men finm his own dUtiict. He had brought none with him, but he had found ono here before turn, laughter, and a united effint bad been made by the .e.nocrats from Ohio to "Ct ap oiut!ientsb,Mheir r,,,Mljs amj Pi) jj!ltj beon fiom tin? democrats of oiher States ; but they were all lumeJ away with thi answer, ' The. Eieentive has no place to give." Mr y. proposed to turn out men who had been here fiom forty down to ten years : he had proved that they were uhig, and it was not denied; ho h id asked that they might be turn ed of" to make places for democrats for he i lr.r. ." .!... I i fici'i me oocirnie mai ine democrats were cji-j titled to have them : but though ho had tried to get this done, and some of his colleagues bad irkvl same thing, it had been all iu vaiti. Well, ivhat was the result of all this? While they v.vio thu, interceding and asking for w hat t'.ey had a i iht I expect, fair pro mises ncre made that these applicants should bo appointed soon. Scmo of them stayed ueiooii su.h promises a month, two mouths, nod sn-ii; )( them six months, till they had !1,1 their money. Much la.ightcr.' And what next? Whv then these men caiied on him. a their Ucpseutative Here the mwnment became uproarious aud for some t:me U was impossible to he,r a worj tha, Mr b. said, taough from his great gestures he ap peared to be speaking. Th cacd 0 hjm us their hepresentat.ve, and. as he haj no, got mem any place, thoughthey had a ri-rht to expect it from tb President, he had to out hi, hand io his por kct and pay iheir ivay home. Nor was he alone in this. There was scr.rce a democratic member' here who hid noT had something of the sume experience And what was more, he had heard of some of his whig friends, who complained that thev had the same thing to do. .Mr S. said he bad rieu to fell a plain story; ho. should do his duty ; aud he should not be diiven from it though he migfM be compelled to sUike the President of his choice. When injustice was done to him or hi ;lr lends, it ... r ,k President that should was not the person oi the re - . . , deter him from exposing it. While he. ud other democrats were .bus turned em, away, the whigs were ,e had uo do'.jbl they re- i ocratic victor v . - , .... t .his. J'rom nis own state hi lriicea rreoi -- but eight iii office from the highest .hr,rt were to the I owe ft .-rule -late of Iff put it to gentlemen to say tniugs was lair : irgmin, Maryland, and the Dis.iict o Co.umb.a were situated near at hand and had rnonopohsed all ih olace. II ofhee ws a thing of no value li iii I 1 . 1 - 9 nOrllAizlltf nillth ' or advantage, wuy ws i ,m . Arid if it was of advantage to those who oD- tained it, then the democrats asked that tney might participate in it. Whether it was a member iu the cabinet or a messenger in this House, he and his distiict were entitled to have as much advantage r.s others, and not that the whole of the offices of Government should be enjoyed by two Slates and a Dfetrict. He was reminded that his .Statu had not givea a demociatic vote at the last election ; thai was the tiuth; il was lamentably true; he had labored to avert such a result as much as any other man iu Ohio ; but .Maryland had not done much lo place the patty iu power, and Mill less had the District of Columbia done. . 1 1 1 i : .Mr S. went on to say that no nan in ni, hand a li-t of officeis in the Post Office De railment, in ihe armv and navy, iu nil the bureaus and depa. tments, with the number o( c!e,ks from each State. In publishing the lilue-buok, intentionally, no doubt be did tint doubt it was aone, purposely tr.e names of the States from which the incumbents came had been omitted. It was not fair to take the Rlue book as a rulo ; he had had resoit to the Anny and Navy Kcgi-ters. Accoiding to the best data Mr S. could get, it appeared that Virginia hud J 58 of the offi ces, the Dist'iet of Columbia, 193 ; Mary land, 166. Ho had not lime to go through the list. He h..d also a special report from the War Department, f.orn which he learned that there ware ninety-eight officers in that Department; of these the Dist. ict of Colum bia had 49, and Virginia nad Maryland the balance. N, he tecalled that; it was not correct. Ohio had one ; perhaps some other States had one or two. In the General Post Office there were o'3 officers ; of which the Disti ict of Columbia had 33, while Ohio had five. His Oiend from Illinois had another reason-for his opposition to this bill. Ills ovt State was amply piovided for. Illinois U10 III.IIIV UJUiij ' - should the bill pass. A ml ik. iv l"r,r the modus operandi, as his i l i,. i.nm ;is shft wiiii i Iinve latin friend from South Carolina (Mr S'm.s) would any. It was this. A gentleman had loiig agn'iTot into office: as his children came up iuto life they must, of course, be provided for. They werfi fust f-ent off fur a fev months into Ohio and other Sfatvs, to a ay there long enough to gel u residence ; they then came back, hailed from Ohio, and step ped into office, and robbed those who ready did live in Ohio. Some of these sons were shoved off into ihe navy, into ihesuiveyiwg depaitment, to West Point, and into other berths and offices under the goverumeut. At detailed to Mr S died, a nil next came by some ot those now in the Departments. First came two of his sisters delicate creatures too delicate for the winds of heaven to blow upon : they put on deep mourning, and came to the Secretary plead- iug deep poverty, and fuiulcd iu his presence while they were pleading with him to sjvetheii poor brother from starvation ; aud the next thing was a puragraph, iu which Secretary Walker was lauded to the skies for haviug performed a most magnanimous act in ap pointing the son of an old servant of the conn try now deceased, (and who had beeu in of fice all his life.) It was celebrated as a deed of charity, aud thus the son continued in of fice til! his turn also came to die; and then his son came with an argumeuj ten-fold strong, because his grandfathek had faithfully served the Government !" We presume that Mr Sawyer's exposition will do but little good, and we are not sure that he has influence enough to make the slightest impression. Our readers will look at his facts, and see if Rotation in Office is likely to be any pait of the present system at Washington. A Grand Work. In a month more, the Macon and Western Railroad will be in operation its eutiu; length to the Atlantic. " There will then l?e, says the Savannah Re publican, a connected line of communication from Savannah, a distance of372 miies, stretching diagonally across the Stute to the Oustanaula river, within forty miles- of the Tennessee line. This road passes through many of the mot populous counties in the State. It will secure to Savannah the trade of neatly all of Middle and Western Georgia and Eastern Alab-imc, and will enable our merihauts to compete lor l Vint of the noith western counties, us well of East and middle Tennessee as Noith Alabama. Acie York telegrajth. A Row. A mot disgraceful row took plscent Gold-Hill,, in this county, on Inst Saturday, between Henry W Connor, of this place, and James lii hards, on the fust part, as principals ; and Wm Stevens, Jno Roe, Wm Rule, nnd Sam. Sleveus, as principals, ou the second part. How many besides weie concerned iu it, we know not. Some of these have feeen bound over to answer at our uxi Court, and other, bound to keep the peace. Salisbury Watchman. Mit.dbk vr IIkniiy li. Schoolcraft. The Magnetic. Telegraph, from ButTdo an nounces the arrival of the steamboat Niagara fiom Chicago, in thretr days from port bring ing the melancholy intelligence of die death of Henry R. Scho deraft, Esq., formerly In dian Agent, resident at 31ackiunw It is stated that Mr S. was murdeied at the Saull St. Marie last week, by a half breed, named Tanoer ; and lhat the murderer was at large, hut pursued by the entire population. For "early 2o years Mr Schoolcraft was iu the Ser?Ck f 'he gvefnent, iu connection w ith the Indian agency and oiher pubtic da lles In me region of the Western Lakes. i T EL E- NOR THHT CAKOILJlN BAR GFORGIA VOLUNTEERS.-PRESEN-J n rinMflP A RaNNK.R X -V 1 v.. . . The Columbus Enquirer says; On Saturday, the day before the deparlme of the Volunteer.,, ihey marched to ihe residence of Maj. J. H. Howard, where a splendid stand f' colors, presented by Miss Mary Ann Howard, with the following neat and appropriate address. Volunteers of the Georgia Regiment the bugle ha, sounded fiom Ihe chapparel of the Rio Grande ! its blast rinds an echo id the ready response of thi, gallant band, the best and brave.-t sons of Georgia Though distant the field of conflict, and j Cnjzen, of North Carolina, lo send Delegate privations and sufferings are stiewtd in the j to a Rail Road Conventiod to be held at Ben way, yet with pui;iotic impulse )oii have ne,tSvil!e , S. C, on the 20th of Jnly, it was rushed to the standaid of your country, and deemed advisable to call together the citizens with praisewmthy enthusiasm, determined j jn ,he immediate vicinity of Floral College, rather to perish oh the plains of Mexico than jn 0(trer lo take the subject into considera suffer to he sullied ihe brightest ecu'chen tjou of your country's honor. Appreciating highly t the patriotic devotion which calls to war this gallant band of bro'.heis, allow us Col. Jack sou, ihe gra iiicalion of ptcseiuiug to yuii as their c ommander, and through yu to them, this STAND OF COLORS the balge of ihe Union :he emblem ofcitil and religious independence fully confident it will never be dishonored while under the protection ( the " Georgia Volunteers. ' To which Col Jackson, the commander of the regiment, replied in terms ioii'ed io the tinre, the occasion, and the scene. His ad dress will speak for itself. Reply Aliss Howard: As the Commanding Offi cer of this Regiment of Georgia Volunteeis, the pleasant task devolves upon me of making a sincere, though feeble expression of its thank-, for the beautiful BANNER which you have now presented to it. It is a fit offer ing from virtue and beauty. In the hour of conflict and in danger, what can be more stimulating to his spiiit than to gaze upon the glitteiing folds wrought by your own fair hands, and to recall to his memoiy the words of encouragement aud sympathy which have just fallen from your geutle lips. Between the donors and the recipients of this beautiful Standard, nature has drawn aline of distinc tion which may not in our day be passed. It is not for you to seek with us the distant battle field ; it is not youis to mingle in the tumul tuous strnjisles of bloody war: it is not incum bent tip-in you to vindicate the insulted name and honor of your country the toils, the hard ships, the privations of the soldier's lot, to which you have so touchingly alluded, are not for your tender frame to uudure; and yet amid them all, your sweet image will be pre sent among us" on the plain, of Texas and among the mountains of Mexico, in the peaceful camp and in the storm of battle, in the hour of triumph or iu the moment of death, it will still be ptesent with us. li will be pre sent with us in touching companiouship with the images of the wives, the mothers, the sis ters, the dauglvers whom we have left behind. Many ate the pleading iecolIectin.ns we shall bear with us, of our sjouin in this hos pitable city ; but above them all will it.be our pleasure to icmemuer tills interesting .occa sion. ! ... i.C. Sta udard presented by you. I think I may venture to piomise, in behalf of ihe Georgia Regiment, lhat il will not iu our hands be disgraced. We will strive to icalise your own flattering prediction. Ladies! iu behalf of the Regiment peimit me mien again to return you our heaitlelt thauks, and to bid you a lespectful fatewcll. New Yor.K Volunteers. Col M ing has returned from Albany, whither he has been to report the complete euioLment of his regi ment of Ilickoty Blue to the Adjutant Gene ral, who has oiganized it the third regiment of New Yoik State Volunteers. Ile has brought commissions for the line officers, and an oider for an election of field officers, to ie held on Tuesday uext. under the supei vii"nn of Major General Saufoid. The icgimeiit has the ten companies complete, and num bers 902, including officer aod privates. The first aud second regiments, under Cols. Burnett aud Baxter, were previously organized, and weie ihe first accepted by the Governo', but their enrollment was commenc ed before Ihe war with Mexico began. Col. Thomas has icported the enrollment of his regiment, which w ill be the fourth. These four regiments of this city aie the 'only ones whose complete enrullmanl have been reported to the Adjutant General, and accept ed. ! Gen. McNieTs Biigade has been atvept ed and his field officer., duly elected. Their commissions are daily expected. - JYY Tele. We understand that the Secretary of .Wat has accepted the ofU;r of Col. J. D. Sleveii sou, of a legimenl of volunteers, to srive in Mexico, doting the war. They arc to be itn nediateiy mustered into the service, aud will embaik on the 1st of" August from the cit f New Yoik. Albany Jlrgus. How tbe South Takks the Fjei.d.' The propoit-ion of voters who volunteered for service in tne Mexican campaign fiom Lou isiana is computed tube oue-foui th ; equiva lent to 121, OiJO men from the Slate of itw Y'oik, aud 7UG,0U0 from the eutira Union. Bbwake of Ili'MBitis. Several ui the city papers have copied from fhe Noifolk Heiald an extract from a letter dated United Status ship St. Mary's, June 13lh, off'l aifipi co, which we would have published, weK il not that we felt something approachim n confidence that it is a honx. It proceeds to detail au account of some cannonading e tweea the St. Mays and a party of Mexican soldiers who were enaai?ed iu build;,. r. asserting that 70 heNs and 29 round th!t t weie tned from the bt. Mar; and ten lb : : pound shot were received by her from the ene my, doing no damage. The remainder ol "the letter detail, au unsuccessful attempt to cut out three Mexican gun boats lying at tiiat poll . The statement aliudd to above, as proba bly a hoax.and which we published last wetk, was confirmed by the receipt of a letter at Chat lesion, from on board the St MaryV. A from the Fayetteville Observer. . ' Rail Road Meeting. A meeting of) r ilizens of Raleigh, interested in theconstrue tiou of a Rail Road from Raleigh to Fayette ville, and thetice to Camden, was called on Saturday last. It u in contemplation to send Delegates from this town to the proposed meeting at Bennettsville, S. C, on the 20ih inst. RAIL ROAD MEETING AT FLORAL COLLEGE, N. C. An invitation having been extended through ! the column of the Cheraw Gazette, to the mf..tincr wa, therefore held on the 11th inst , when on motion, John Gilchrist, Esq., was called to the Chair, and J. B. McCal- lum appointed Secietary. The object of the meeting was then explained in a few brief but forcible remarks by the Chairman, when the following resolutions were offered and unanimously adopted. litsoleed, "That the Chaiiman of this meeting appoint Ten Delegates to reprnsent this Section of Noith Carolina in the Rail Road Convention to beheld at Bennettsville, S. C. mi the 20th of July. W hereupon the following gentlemen were appointed Dele gate., vis: Maj. Daniel McNeill, t--ol. A S McKay, Daniel McKinuon, Neill Mc Neill Dr. Neill McNair, Malcom Purcell, Dr. John Malloy, Wm SelUrs, Peter Mr Eachiu, Angus McLean, Tiistram Bethea, and An motion the Chairman and Secietary were added to the number. Unsolved, That the proceedings of thi meeting be forwarded for publication by the Secretary, to the Editors of the Cheraw Ga zette, Fayetteville Observer, and North Caro linian. On motion the meeting adjourned, ai?ie die. JOHN GILCHRIST, Chan-man. J B McCallum, .Seci-'i. Dreadful Effects of the Heat. Since Friday the Corouer has been called to hold inquests opn about thirty persons, nearly till of whom came to their deaih by im prudent exposure to the sun or the free use of cold water when heated by such exposure ; and he has still seven cases on hand. This is a melancholy proof that Friday and Satur day were the most oppi essively hot days known in this city for many years past. Sev eral year, have elapsed since such a whole sale loss of life from heat has occmred; and wo hope such may never again have to be written. Yet these are only the mo-t sudden and public cases ; we have no doubt a great many mote have been so affected vvilh heat as to die fiom its cllects making probably over fifty victi.ns in three days, not o men tion small children. .V. Y. True iuu. Hon. William L. Yancey, representative in Congress fiom Ihe third dUti ict in Akibama, h;i, resigned his seat, ihe resignation to tike effect at the clone of ihe present session ol munition io deVote nimselt to nis '" pi iV iie and professional business. Mr Cottreil, of Lowndes, ha- already been nominated fo the vacaiwy by u meeting iu his county, aud has accepted the u. ruination. Other candidates, also democrats, have been named. '1 he Postmaster General is contemplating a cnange in the dead letter depaitment, so as to imitate the English system of interning to ihe wri'ers all letters of business, whether ihey contain money or not. This arrangement would prove very acceptable to business men in general, as they would then know when iheir letters failed to reach their destination. Besides, ihe postage ou relumed loiter., would prove a source of considerable revenue to the depaitment. Il is admitted ou all hands that a Ware housing bill of some kind- is absolutely ne cessary. Tha system of cash duties by which the merchant has often to advntu-M Lmrc sum befo:e he cau command the goods which he is compelled to sell on credit, is so unjust that tht surprise is that delay should occur ia rectifying it. Among the amendments to ihe bill which are most objectionable is that re quiring the importer to give bond for the du ties. The government will have possession of the property, and if this is not lieu suffi cient, then the secmity which is found ample iu piivate trauaciious mut bethought inade quate iu cases wheie the government becomes a paity. Wr have beard no reasons assign ed why this double security slvu!d fie exacted fiom the me c hai't. It impair that equality, between merchants of unequal capiul and ciedit, which i, the principal recommendation of warehousing. Theie is uoihing later fiom Mexico, nor is mention made of Gen. Santa Anna and Al motile. The health of the city was far fiom satisfactory the yellow fever having shown i'self there lor the first time this season. Mn.lTARV. It is stated iu the St. Louis Republican, ibat Col. Kearney, having failed to get the number of infantry from the volun teers which he desired, has despatched Captaiu Allen, of the U. S. Army, to the Mormons now encamped iu the plains above Fort Leavenworth, to enlist, if practicable, five hundred or more of their men. If the Mor mons are wise, seeing the destitute condition iu which they are placed, they will readily embrace ihe offer. A storm occurred at New Oileans on Fri day night, the 3d inst., which is said to have surpassed in duration and intensity, any that wa, ever known to have occurred at that place in the middle of summer. An immn,,cn ,t..i of injury has been done lo tha craft on th. river ; trees were rooted up, rnauy shanties were prostrated aud much damaga beeu done 10 iue nouses. A whig meeting in Brunswick requests Maj. Stores Pearsou to bcoma a caadidate for the Senate, in Bladen,- Columbu, and BruuartPick. Office of the N. O. Picayune, ) Monday, 11 A. M., July 6, 1S46. ) LATE FROty THE ARMY. The steamship Alabama, Capt. Windle, arrived this morning from Brazos Santiago, having sailed thence on the 3d inst. We may say at once that she brings no iiewi of interest from the Army. The Mexican forces are supposed to be concentrated in the vicini ty of Muntery under the immediate command of Parede,. The American army appear to be on ihe point of taking up their march to peuetRite as tar as Monterey. Special Correspondence of ihe Picayune. POINT ISABEL, July 3d, 1346. Editors Picayune: Gentlemen, I left Matamoras last eve uiug, aud started from Gen. Smith's camp, on this side of the Rio Grande, at 9 o'clock, with a volunteer officer, to ride across ibe prairie. I saw "Old Rough and Ready "just before leaving. He was riding out hunting for newspapers. The old gentleman hardly ever is seen attended by any of his officers or men in his rides, but goes "poking about," as I heard a volunteer remark the other day, "just like other folks." Gen. Smith was to begin to remove his camp to-day, some twelve or rifieeu miles up the river on the Mexican side. The General looks rematkably well and is in fine spirits. , The mosquitoes showed themselves in numbers tor the first lime at head-quarters last evening. The volunteer camp was per fectly shrouded by smoke, raised by the men to keep off ihe intruders. That a large poition of Ihe army will soon move towards Monterey, cau no looser he doubted, as boats enough o light draught have arrived to warrant Gen. Taylor iu tak ing possession of ihe country between the mouth of the river aud lhat place. The road we came over last night I mean the wnon road between Point Isabel aud Matamoras ; is still impassable for loaded wagons, and it is a wonder to me how a light WHgoti can be dragged over it. From lle rivet to the Pato Alto, some nine miles, there is not, altogether, half a mile of hard road. The mud is generally a foot deep and iu some places two or thiee feet deep, and there i, at least four miles of water, iu many places hardly furdable for horses. The gentleman who accompanied me down, captured a gar fish on "six mile prai rie," between the battle fields Ihe other" day, near I v ihree feet long. I passed over the same place four or five times when it was per leclly dry with no appeaiance of having ever been overflowed. At the Resaca de la Pal ma wheie, a, you will observe on the map, a roiid passes between the ponds, there is now but one pond, and thai is deep enough any where for a lespeetable sized steamboat to oas, through it. The Pah Al:o battle field is two thirds covered with water; The following remaiks, which we find iu Tuesday's Pennsylcanian, appear to us to be particularly just aud well timed : Letters fkom the Army. The appe tite, in ihe public, in icgard to letters from the at my, continues to bo almost as voracious or MVi.dj.cciJv'aOer the news of the battles oi nn, lJiu ittiM ijfu ui i,itit; uje Horse leech, ' Give," "give," seems to be the universal cry. Most of these letters are full of interest, but we have been pained to see. on one or two occasions, that some of the w i iters fiom the army have abused the oppor tunity thus presented by publishing ihe little jealousies of the camp, and retailing personal enmity against ihe officers of the army. One letter lhat we read a few days ago, iu the col umns of a le-pected Southern contemporary, contained an attack upon Col. Persifer F. Smiih. and another reflected severely upou (Sea. Tailor himself. This is a growiii evil ; and however much we may delight iu reading the graphic scenes depicted in mo-t ol the letters from the army it is questionable whether il would not be ihe part of prudence, if not of patriotism, for the pi ess lo avoid tho publication of all such a, we havo lefened to. Where, indeed, is ibis seiious evil to eud, if it is eucouraged and applauded by the press. Correspondence of the Evening News. NEW OR L E A NS, July 6. The steamer Col. Haruev, Capt. Wood, iu transposing troops from the Barque E. J-J. Chapiu, struck ou iho Brasos Bar duing the night of the 22d ull. and is a total loss. The schr. 'Tarry Not, iu crossing the Bar on the 23d ult. struck aud is a total loss. 'The steamer Frontier, Capt. Clark, stiuck on the Bar at the mouth of the Rio Giande on the 19ih ult. aud is a total loss. The schr. Mary Mar;-ha!l was blown ashore on the 24th ult. cargo saved, vessel a total loss. Steamboats for GovEitnjif.VT. The following is a list of ihe steamboat's -purchased at Pittsburgh, Pa-., for the Rio Grande, by Capt. Jehu Saunders, of Gen. Taylor's Haff : Waterville, two years old ... Corvette, new 5 500 16.000 Hough and Ready " - 12,000 Col. Cioss, "... 14,000 Major Brown, . u ... 12,000 These brafs, except the Waterville, says ihe Pittsburg Chronicle, aro the very bel ,(e- cimens of light water craft, built by our first builders, and are to be delivered to the Gov ernment agents in New Orleans', at ihe above prices. Boilers and engines perfectly ne-. They aie frail tenements far sea-going vesseU, aud will require fair wcalbeF and good management iu taking ihem along the TeXas coast. The model and arrangements ol ,he.e boaU, are the reaul I NoDjf experi l ence iii uavigatiug rivers. They will run in shoal water, and carry more freight than au other vessels eei Amill. Their appearance on the Rio Grande will be the commence ment of a uev cra In commerce and civiliza tion. The Pbesidenct. Some friends at Washington of Judge McLean, of the TJni. ted Slate Supreme Court, bava issued a prt amble nnmiug him for the Presidency at the Bezt election. Tke Hon. Mr Mangum of the United States Senate has aUo been nam- ea m mesamtconriKriinn rv iu.. t: r j . .v., iue nee rsi- n ceucy. From the Raleigh Register. Rail, road meeting. At a meeting of the Citizens of Ralei- aud its vicinity, held on short notice, at the City Hall, on Saturday the 1 1th inst. ton. spond to a meeting held at Fayetteville, ior the purpose of taking preliminary measures with regard to the extension of the Raleigh and Gaston Rail Road to Fayetteville, aod thence South, to connect w ith the South Cr.ro lina Rail Road. Ou motion of Weslon R Gales, David VY. Stone was appointed Chairman, and on mo lion of George V Mordecai, William White was requested to act as Secretary. The meeting was then addressed at length; by G V Motdecai and William B oylau, iu relation to this great contemplated cuterprizc; after which, ou motion of Mr Boylan, a com mittee of ten persons was appointed, (o cor respond with Committees at other points, in terested hi ifre project, and to take such other "steps as may serve to awaken public altenlion to an improvement so imperiously called for. The Chair named the following gentlemen to constitute said Committee, viz: William Boylan, George VV Mordecai, John 11 Man ly, James FJoidan, Wesley Hollister,- Cha. L Hintorr, George VV Haywood, John H Bryan and Weston R Gales. Ou motion of Mr Moidecai, the City pa pers were requested to publish a notice of lhi$ meeting. The meeting then adjourned. DAVID w STONE, Cb'm'u. William Wuitk, Sec'y. Til E PLEA DIN GS O KNATU U E. ' 'The foIli ing paiagraph i fiom the FianU lin Gazette a paper ptinted in the inteiior of l'ennsylvatiia. I tie euuor nas -s.iw.-b. a chord which will fiud hu answering vibration iu eveiy breast eot void ol bmoiioity; r smi entirely steeled by habit against the pleadings of nature " Why do not the Government give to the public the names of the privates lost iu the battles with the Mexicaus? Are not their lives as valuable to themselves and to their friends as those of tho officers? Why ate they kept back and merely numbered with the dead horses! So many privates and so ma ny horses killed ! In this way ate the pi ivate? soldiers treated by the leller-w i iters fiom the camp. Humanity demands a refonn of the practice of treating ihe soldiers who do the fighting as beiug on level with beasts !"' As the above appears in -several of the newspapers opposed to the administration, peihap, a sufficient answer to it may bo found iu the fact that Gen. Tavlor, claimed by thevn to be of the same political kidney, furuihed the repoils of the army, and tiny weie puhli-hed in (he Union; and if the names of the killed and wounded sokiieis were not there, these faulf-findeis must U.m.e tho General, aud uol the ad.nini-'ialioH, M: Clay said the officers ofthe a'rirvy weie whis " sound to the core ;'" this fa'rt may ai count for the seeming neglect which these woithics complain of above. i neiw win ik ,i oiu-ler Rockfish Militia, oUtUeist Rockfish. ol tne Jutle Iflsl.j at Little 'he L ewi-bnrg (Va.) Chronicle states, that on the22d of J,ll(e, 391 manumiited .-lave ol the late John Randolph passed thiough that place, ou their way to their new borne In the. Vesla large tract of land having bceu pui chased I in Me cer county, Ohio, for their ben efit. This army L headed by an old p.ili ian-ii of 110 years, who rode on a horse beside ih.j young and healthy, leading them to the hud of their adoption. 1-iiii.ih i ,.r... L . . . ...... wu ins leeovoieo (I images lioin nit: iiiy oi niisinii to ihe amount of .-3 10 00 as compensation f.r injuries leeeived nv f.il- ing into holt- in the sidewalk of one of the s'reets. 'The w.it di ects the oficeis t M-i,-upou. the goods of the inhabitant, o( ,ho t j v ot boston, ,he suid inhabitants ,0 appear a! the bupreme .n.ia CouM uu ,Ue V.,d o. November. ANOTHER VOICE FiiOi MAiNK. TI Waldvboro, Me., July 30, 1S15. Ue;ir bir: Having xpeiienerd rreat benifit lr. nl your invaluable inediiioe, I leef it my lutv nud privilege lo Ict the world know what it has done lor me- Possessed of a strong const itulion natui ally, 1 had enjoyed perfict liealth previr na to the sring of 1843, when 1 was trouMed with a diiH eiiliy in my lef: s de, attei ded witli con?i'! rnlJe pain. Sonic time in July 1 was vj..lentl v ;tlia kt .1 with a cough, which coat in ii d nulil lii; 0k.h1 w as confined to the liom-e 8 moiHlis, ihirmg w for li time my cough w a wry severe. I 'r qi.cntl.v Umi spoils wf eoiigliifi"- w hicii JafTir-d ln Imuia j tla.il y raided larre (jiianiitu s of dis.-inretrilde inatir r, cc cinpanie'l iili b'ood. isomi tout e 1 iiiIm u u ui'int of llod ut a tinio. I conpu'ted thrre physicians al! o" wlioni did their het-t to restore me ; "ave mj up; said th ;y cou.'d do no r-or (,i mc; 1 nTusl if was impossible for me to live but a short !in.'. Ono ,t ' tlrc-ri said my lnn"s vvi rn 2ouC At i t r''L c '1 'nou.enlwiieo einin. nr physicians had a - ! : ,r if , " . : - """.,,r,;u ' m-'. .' j ow n h .pcol recovery at an end, I resorted to Ir Wistar's L'a!sarn of Wild Cherry. When I had j fakfii one and n half bottles tho e fcevt.'- eiJLls f c.h;..g were remov,J I rOiiimued taking the li .... until grins', IS44, when J ceased to bleed ar the io.tS my heal. I, and siren-lb imnroved that I left the house, but as rioraWe to work f'r a year. Now rny heaUh is oeod. X ,m ab, JJ f a day's work evcrj day on my fnggj 1 Wit:. Tho, Bcnner COMERY, For sale by J. HINSDALE. tfayeOe ville, N. C.rand Dr A. MALLO, Cheraw. ARRIVALS at Brigg,' Hotel since Fridsr me iutn inst.: j A Rowland,Lumb. B F Atkins, Cumb'ld, o Sandh8imer, do J Gilchrist, Richmond f, t ties, Salem, iCAiiister,i.umb J FaiHy, Richmond, 1. 1. Howe, U. S. A. MG Pearce, N C (, Ldwards, S C Rev E". McNair, t. Gregg, Jo . TJ Purdie, Bladen, VJ A Nelson, do J W Purdie, do Miss Kennedy, do J Andiews, do Rev P C Edwtrds do C Andrews, do H Siy, da DrN Graham, do A McLean, d.i T Sockart, Johuston, N W atsonv Moore, M W McNair, Rich d F George, Columbus, J McNair, Robeson, E Bervan do N Gardner, Comb'anji A INatham, N. C. J A Spear; do