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Friday, November 12, I 47.
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zed to collect-and give receipts for our paper
in his neighborhood.
The 'Journal" printing office has been removed to
the second story of the building, in which it has here
tofore been carried on. Entrance on Princess street,
opposite the Bank ..f the State.
The Editor's-officc is now on Princess street, 2d door
from the corner.
try-Entrance to printing office third door from the
fjg-We have not had rain in this section of
the State for several weeks, and every thing
is parched up with the drought. The weather,
too, during the past fortnight, has been ex
tremely warm, so much so that fires have been
thus far entirely unnecessary.
Internal Improvements. The Commis
sioners of our town, our city fathers, are buil
ding a new Market House, immediately east
of, and nearly adjoining the site of the old
one. We learn that it will be quite a neat
building, supported upon metal columns, and
paved either with tiles or hewn stone. The
old Market House i .s now in progress of be
" The American Art Union " Mr. Thos.
I W. Brown, of this place, who is one of the Hon
Sjrary Secretaries of this institution, has pre
sented us with a pamphlet containing the de
tails of the objects, &c, for which it was in
corporated by the State of New York. The
object of the institution is to cultivate and
promote a taste for the fine Arts in the United
States. Every one who will contribute $f,
becomes a member for one year, and is entitled
to a splendid engraving, which we should say
was worth the money of itself. In addition,
however, to this, a large number of paintings
are distributed by lottery, amongst the mem
bers every year. The institution is doing a
great deal towards accomplishing the end for
which it was established. We are requested
by Mr. Brown to say that he will be happy
at all times to give those who may desire it,
all information on this subject.
The North Carolina Regiment. We
publish in this week's paper no less than three
articles, all bearing upon the recent (and we
fear present) difficulties in the North Carolina
Regiment now on the Rio Grande. In devo
ting to them such a large space in our col
umns, we think that we are but doing an act
of sheer justice to the actors in the various
scenes to which they refer. We think, too,
that as a public journalist, it is our duty to
spread before our readers those things which
we feel confident must interest each and every
one of them Eor surely the honor of the
whole State is involved in the recent difficul
ties which have occurred in our Regiment of
Volunteers ; and most assuredly the people of
North Carolina should be informed, as far as
may be, by whom these unfortunate difficul
ties were brought about. We, for one, in
tend that they shall.
That Col. Paine has acted in a mannersjo
tally unbecoming the character of a comman
der of a Regiment of American soldiers, none,
we presume, will, at this hour, attempt to
gainsay. That he should resign, we also
think is the opinion of all, if only to save
the State from an accumulation of evils,
by .his being made to quit tinder the
sentence of a Court-martial; for we sup
pose that an inquiry will be made into his
conduct ; and if there is we have little doubt
of the result of that inquiry. We forbear at
present, however, from saying more on this
Mr. Van Blren's Letter. We call the
attention of the refider to the letter of Ex
President Van Buren, which will be found in
this week's paper. As a whole, we have been
much pleased with the sentiments contained
in this letter. We do not, however, coincide
with Mr. Van Buren, when he says that
' scarcely ever has the essential welfare of
the country been in a more critical condition."
We cannot, believing as we do that the pa
triotism of the American people is fully equal
to the crisis in our foreign affairs which at
present has arrived, think that we are placed
in any very critical situation. We do, how
ever, fully endorse that portion of Mr. Van
Buren's letter which calls upon the friends of
the administration to rally around it and give
to it a full, free, and generous support. This
ts essential, and any man calling himself a
Democrat who fails to do so, will assume a
responsibility, the extent of which time alone
can develope. We like this letter the more at
the present moment, because of its enlarged
and temperate views, inasmuch as the son of
Mr. Van Buren has very recently figured in
the State of New York as one of the leaders
of the faction which has lost to the Democrat
ic, party that great State. We bespeak for the
letter a careful perusal.
Speaker of the House. The Washington
correspondent of the Baltimore Clipper says,
that amongst those spoken of as the Whig as
pirants for Speaker of the next House of Rep
resentatives, are Chapman, of Maryland, Vin
ton, of Ohio, Caleb Smith, of Indiana, and
Winthrop, of Massachusetts.
Diplomatic relations with Rome. We
see it stated that our Government has deter
mined to open diplomatic relations with the
Court of Rome. Mr. Du Solle of Philadel
phia is spoken of as our first diplomat to that
Exhibition of the Deaf and Dumb. We
did not have the pleasure of being present at
the Masonic Hall on Monday night last, when
Mr. Cooke gave his very interesting exhibi
tion. We did endeavor to be present, but the
crowd was so great that we found it impossi
ble to get into the Hall. A gentleman who
was more fortunate than ourself, furnishes us
with the following communication :
Mr. Editor Dear Sir: I know it will
afford you pleasure to grant me a little corner
in your Journal to express my great satisfac
tion at the exhibition of some of the pupils of
the Deaf and Dumb Asylum of our State, by
its very worthy conductor, Wm. D. Cooke,
At a very early hour on Monday evening
last, the Masonic Hall was crowded to over
flowing, and after a short but pertinent address
from Mr. Cooke, explanatory of the object of
the exhibition, the nature of the i nstitntion
and the mode of instruction, the pupils were
liivuea 10 take a position on the stand. They
were then taken through various exercises of
the most interesting chaiacter, affording the
most ample and satisfactory evidence of the
value of the institution, as well as of their
proficiency in the different branches of English
Among various other things, Mr. Editor, it
was peculiarly interesting to witness their
description or relation of various tales ; some
taken from the Bible, others from profane his
tory, and interpreted by Mr. Cooke for the
audience. In short, sir, everything was of
the most interesting character, and we would
earnestly recommend to all parents and guar
dians who may have the care of any of that
unfortunaie class of persons, to place them
under the care of the worthy manager of that
institution. Yours, very truly,
fjCj-Does our neighbor of the " Chronicle"
claim the New York election as a Whig tri
umph ? Neither the National Intelligencer
nor the New York Courier & Enquirer do.
Again : does the Chronicle, under all the cir
cumstances, claim the late election in New
York, as a Whig victory ? If he does, then
he must admit that the Whigs of New York
have triumphed solely on the strength of their
adoption of a doctrine against which the
whole South, whether Whig or Democratic,
is most strenuously battling; and if the Dem
ocratic ticket has been defeated, was it not be
cause the Democratic Convention which nom
inated that ticket, refused to adopt this, to us
of the South, obnoxious doctrine the Wilmot
Proviso? Does not the Chronicle know these
facts? Does not the Chronicle know that the
New York Whig State Convention adopted
the Abolition resolution the Wilmot Provi
so which had been rejected by the Democrat
ic Convention which met at Syracuse ? and
will the Chronicle, a Southern paper, still
claim New York whigs as brethren ?
fjCj-Does our neighbor of the Chronicle
know that it is one of the articles of war that
no officer of the army shall be dishonorably
discharged from the service, uriless he is so
discharged either by the sentence of a Court
Martial, or the order of the President of the
United States ? How, and in what manner
were Lieutenants Singeltary and Pender dis
honorably discharged from the service of the
United States ? Why, by the simple order of
Gen. Wool, without any hearing whatever.
Still the Chronicle thinks the President oujrht
not to have interfered. We think that the Pre
sident would have failed to perfom one of his
most binding and important duties, had he re
fused to reinstate these two officers. We
thought the Chronicle was a great stictler for
" law and order." Did not those who dismiss
ed these two officers from the army, without
any sort of trial, clearly violate all " law and
order" ? And was not the President bound to
repair the wrong which had been done by this
violation ? What say you, neighbor?
A- ?7EKlIE still increasing. Under
this head the Union gives returns from New
' ,Ph',f!delPniil. and Baltimore, which
shew that the receipts in those three cities
alone, for the month of October of the present
year, exceed, by upwards of half a million,
Tariff of '52 ear Umler the
DJ?JT whole number of
t'auPers in England is stated to be 640.26S
WT,Til',lJn"al mating of the .StockhnM'rs of th.
Pennsylvania and the Wilmot Proviso.
We cannot but strongly hope, for the sake not
only of the Democratic party, but for the wel
fare of this glorious Union, that all will yet
go well with the Democracy of the North.
We do most earnestly trust that the we had
almost said infernal spirit of Abolitionism
which so far infected a portion of our party at
the recent election in New York, will yet be
put down, and that by the sterling Democracy
of the North. The following, which we clip
from the Pennsylvanian, a leading Democratic
paper of the old Keystone State, brings to us,
of the South, cheering on its winps. We feel
grateful to the Pennsylvanian for its noble
course, and we doubt not but the sterling De
nocraey of that great Siate will uphold it in
its course :
" Whatever may be the thought of a Demo
crat of our own State who goes to New York
for the purpose of interfering in the unhappy
quarrels in that commonwealth, between those
who profess to be the friends of Democratic
principles, there-is, we conceive, but one opin
ion on the course which Mr. Wilmot has
thought fit to pursue iii his late speech at Al
bany. In that speech, if he is correctly re
ported, after proclaiming the confidential rela
tions subsisting between himself and Governor
Shunk, he proceeds to claim the election of
that gentleman as a verdict in favor of his
proviso leaving the reader to believe that
Mr. Shunk himself was an advocate of it.
Now, we do not know Governor Shunk's
views on the subject, though we cannot doubt
they are in accordance with those entertained
by every true friend of the Constitution but
we decidedly protest against having the late
glorious result in this State held up before the
Union as a popular decision in favor of the
Wilmot Provise. The press, in most cases,
whenever it expressed an opinion, was against
the Proviso ; and Mr. Buchanan's letter a
gainst that Proviso and in favor of the Mis
souri Compromise, was before the people for
weeks before the election. Mr. Dallas, too,
was no less decided, unequivocal and manly,
against it, in his subsequent Pittsburg speech.
From Mr. Wilmot little or nothing was heard
on the subject ; so that if the people voted on
the question at all, it was against his Proviso.
M The assertion in Mr. Wilmot's Albany
speech that Mr. Buchanan sent one of his offi
cers to Berks county to procure an expression
in favor of his letter on the Missouri Compro
mise, is not warranted by the facts. The letter
was so well received by the sturdy Democra
cy of that gallant county, as to prove that no
effort had induced its favorable acceptance.
' The confidential clerk' knew no more of its
publication, until it was read, than the mass
who heard it. This we know."
New Jersey Election. The Election
which took place in this State on the 2d inst,
for Governor and members of assemblv, resul
ted in the triumph of the Democratic party.
Daniel Haines, dem., is the Governor elect by
a majority of about 2500 votes. Thus have
we during the last few weeks, carried the pop
ular vote of Georgia, Ohio, Maryland,
and Pennsylvania ; States, too, which
are generally so nearly balanced as to make
both parties confident of victory up to the
time the votes are counted out. This does not
look like the administration'? being so very
Trial of Lieut. Col. Fremont. The
Court Martial ordered for the trial of Col. Fre
mont, commenced its sittings in Washington,
on Wednesday the 3d inst., Gen. Brooke, be
ing President, and Capt. Lee of tke ordnance
department, acting as Judge Advocate. Gen.
Kearney the prosecutor and the main witness
was called to the stand. The charges for
which Gen. Kearny arrested Col. Fremont, at
Fort Leavenworth, and which he is now en
deavoring to sustain before the Court, are
1st Mutiny with twelve specifications. 2d
Positive and wilful disobedi ence of orders,
with six specifications ; and 3d Conduct,
subversive of good order, and military disci
pline. Col. Fremont has engaged the services
of Hon. Thomas H. Benton and W. Carey
Jones, Esq., as his counsel, to assist him in
conducting the defence. It is supposed that
the trial will occupy at least three or four
weeks. We very much regret that such an
unpleasant difficulty should have arisen be
tween two officers of such distinction and gal
lantry. Gen'l Tom Thumb. This little great man
was in Charleston at last accounts. Why
didn't he give our town a passing call ?
Arms and Legs. A Surgeon of the U. S.
Army, writing home to a friend of his, con
cerning the practice in his line of business,
holds the following language :
" After operating, with my assistants, till
three o'clock in the morning, I left the build
ing of which I had made a temporary hospital,
to take an hour's rest in the open air J turn
ed round to look at my amputation table ;
under it was a perfect heap of arms and
legs ; and, looking at myself, I found I was
covered with blood from head to foot."
Yellow Fever in New Orleans. We
find in the New Orleans National a recapitu
lation of those who have died of Yellow Fe
ver in that city during the present season.
The number (2544) is more than equal to one
half of all who have been killed on the battle
field since the commencement of the Mexican
war. The following is the recapitulation we
have spoken of :
" From the United States, 240 ; England,
70 ; Scotland, 20 ; Ireland, 694 ; France, 224 ;
Germany, 877 ; Prussia, 44: Spain, 9; Por
tugal, 3; Switzerland, 24; Italy, 12; Den
mark, 1 1 ; Canada, 6 ; Austria, 4 ; Belgium,
7 ; Sicily, 3 ; Turkey, 2 ; Cuba, 2 ; Mexico,
2 ; Gibraltar, 1 ; Circassia, 1 ; Isle of Man,
1 ; Sardinia, 1 ; Norway, 1 ; Hanover, 1 ;
Isle of Malta, 1 ; West Indies, 1 ; Jewish
Cemetery, 44 ; Unknown, 238. Total, two
thousand Jive hundred and forty-four."
U. S. Navy. We learn from the Norfolk
papers that there are now lying in that port
quite a number of U. S. vessels of war. There
are at the Naval anchorage, the ship Pennsyl
vania and frigate Cumberland, the latter to
sail in a few days for Chagres, with Com.
Jones and Capt. Stribling. At Gospo.t Navy
Yard, the new steam frigate, and the ship New
York ; at the Dry Dock, in ordinary, ship
Delaware, and sloops Fairfield, Vandalia, St.
Mary's, and Levant ; moored off the Navy
Yard, frigates Constellation, St. Lawrence,
Potomac, and Raritan, sloop St. Louis, brig
Bainbridge, and steamer Union. At the wharf,
brig Porpoise, fitting for sea, frigate Columbia,
steamers Alleghany and Iris, and schr. John
Y. Mason. There are about 860 persons em
ployed in the Navy Yard at present.
Negro Suffrage. The official vote on ne
gro suffrage at the late election in Connecticut
is published. Every county in the State gave
a majority against it, and the State i- majority
of 13,79 5 out of 25,348 votes cast, or nearly
foui to one.
Now, is not this a beautiful commentary on
the Abolitionism of New England. They are
willing to break the Union in fragments in
order to free the poor, dear negro, and yet
they will not allow to him, even within their
own borders, the rights of a citizen.
Generals Scott and Taylor. The fol
lowing extract of a letter wiitten by Colonel
Jefferson Davis, in reply to an invitation to
attend a Barbecue in honor of Gen. Taylor,
given by the citizens of Concordia Parish, La.,
will throw some light upon the reasons why
and wherefore a large portion of the troops
were drawn from the valley of the Rio Grande,
and ordered to General Scott's column. It
will be seen that it was upon General Tay
lor's own recommendation that this disposition
was made :
" Before closing, I will recur to a recent
and characteristic exhibition of his disinteres
ted patriotism. He was called on by the ad
ministration for his opinion as to the best mode
of prosecuting the war with Mexico. In view
embarrassments which surrounded General
Scott, and the importance of the operations in
which he was engaged, Gen. Taylor recom
mended that a portion of his command be
sent to reinforce the southern column. For
the good of his country, he sacrificed his long
deferred hope of an advance at the moment of
his fulfilment, and doomed himself to the worst
punishment of a soldier inactivity on a line
of defence. For the good of his country, all
personal ambition, all rivalry, were forgotten
he gave his vest also to man who had ta
ken his coat and left him exposed to the
storms of Buena Vista.
" Permit me to offer you for the occasion :
" General Taylor The soldier who ' never
surrenders;' the citizen whose love is for the
country, the whole country;' the man whose
sacrifices are all of himself.
" Very respectftillv; Vdurs,
More Troops. The Executive has deter
mined to call out another Regiment of Volun
teers from Tennessee. The preference is giv
en to the ten companies already raised.
Gov. Shunk. The Perry County Demo
crat, and the Doylestown Democrat, recom
mend Governor Shunk, of Pennsylvania, as
the Democratic candidate for the Presidency
fjrl-The following statistics of the heights
of our President's may be interesting to some
of our readers. It will be seen that they have
been considerably over the average size of
Gen'l Washington was fully 6 feet.
John Adams, 5
Thomas Jefferson, 6
James Madison, 5
James Monroe, full 6
John Quincy Adams, 5
Adrew Jackson, 6
Martin Van Buren, 5
Wm. H. Harrison, 5
John Tyler, 6
James K. Polk, 5
Congress. The fear IS. in cprtain nimrtprs
that the coming session will extend to eight
months. The press should speak out upon
thiR subject, and in language not to be misun
derstood. Long sessions are often pioductive
of much mischief. They keep the public
mind in a state of constant excitement, busi
ness is deranged, apprehension and uncertain
ty exist, and the important measures are post
poned from week to week, and month to
month, with little or no reason. Congress
should not act hastily or rashly when grave
questions are up for consideration. But the
absurdity of occupying so much time with id e
political speeches, intended for particular dis
tricts, and not for the business of the nation,
cannot be too strongly denounced.
We clip the above remarks from an ex
change, and entirely endorse them. We do
really think that the manner in which the
time of the House of Representatives, durin?
the last three or four sessions of Congress has
been consumed by angry and unprofitable dis
cussion, ought to be put an end to in some
way- If members of Congress must make
speeches for the sole purpose of letting their
constituents know that they can make a
speech in Washington, why, we say, let them
suppose they have delivered them. This will
answer all purposes just as well as if they
were in truth and reality to bore the House
with them, besides shortening the session of
Congress very materially. It is really too
bad to have weeks consumed in the delivery
of speeches, which, in nine cases out of ten,
throw not a particle of new light upon the
subject matter discussed. We trust that some
mode may be devised to abate this, as we
conceive it, increasing nuisance.
New York Election . As the reader might
have foreseen, we are thoroughly whipped in
the Empire State. The Whigs have elected
their whole ticket for State officers, and a large
majority in both branhces of the Legislature.
This result we foresaw. The split of our par
ty in the State is the sole cause, for at the last
election, which was for Judges of the Supreme
Court, the Democratic majority was about fif
teen thousand, and now the Whig ticket is
elected by upwards of 25,000 majority. The
Whigs themselves have not the folly to claim
this as a Whig triumph ; they cannot. For
had the " Herkimer Convention " Democrats
voted the regular Democratic State ticket, it
would have been carried by at least a majority
of 20,000 votes. The result, however, is such
as to make every Democrat in the Union sad.
It ought, too, to excite feelings of regret in
the minds of Southern Whigs. For the Dem
ocratic party of New York has been defeated
because of its standing up for the rights of
the South. Southern Whigs, then, as well as
Southern Democrats, ought to regret the un
fortunate state of affairs which now exists in
the Empire State. The Whigs there openly
identified themselves with the Abolitionists,
and a portion of the Democratic party, unfor
tunately for the Union, faltered on this, for
the South, all-important question. We do
still, however, hope and trust that the Demo
cracy of the Empire State will take a calm and
patriotic view of the ill-starred Wilmot Pro
viso question. We hope they will yet cover
themselves with the gratitude of the South,
by putting their heel upon the head of this
loathsome monster which threatens the perma
nency of our glorious Union.
Mr. Clay. From present indications, we
should not be surprised if Henry Clay would
again be a candidate tor the Presidency. The
" Lexington (Ky.,) Observer," is well known
to be Mr. Clay's organ, and several articles
which have appeared in it recently, strongly
indicate that Mr. Clay, if nominated, will again
run. In that pnper of the 3d instant, there is
a notice of a public meeting of the citizens of
" the county," to be held on the 13th inst.,
and the Editor of the Observer (Lexington)
states editorially by authority, that Mr. Clay
will address the meeting, and will also present
resolutions for the consideration of the meet
ing. What does this mean ? We would not
be surprised to see a bold move upon the part
of the friends of ' Harry of the West" to start
him once more on the Presidential track. Cer
tainly his addressing a public meeting just at
this juncture, looks some what as if he
wouldn't mind taking another heat, if he can
only find backers. We wait with some inter
est for a report of his views as expressed at
the meeting in Lexington.
Mr. Flagg. The Directors of the Hudson
River Rail Road Company, have secured the
services of this gentleman as Treasurer, with
a salary of $4,000. Mr. Flagg, it will be re
collected, was the candidate of the division of
the Democratic party of New York, known as
" Barn-burners," for the office of Comptroller,
at the Syracuse Convention.
LITE MEXICAN NEWS.
DATES FROM VERA CRUZ TO THE
FIRST INSTANT, AND FROM THE
CITY OF MEXICO TO THE 29th OF
From the Charleston Courier of Wednesday
Later from Mexico Pvebla entered by Gen'l
Lane Rumors of the assembling of the
Mexican Congress, arid prospects of Peace.
Yesterday, after a very inconsiderable in
terval, our little Ponies, and their "elfin" ri
ders, were upon the turf, bringing us an extra
from the office of the Picayune of the 5th in
stant, containing dates from Vera Cruz to the
1st. brought to that place by the steamship
New-Orleans, and giving us advices from the
Capital to the 29th alt
The extra was got up in great haste, a'nd
consequently only the mere heads of the in
telligence is given, so that we must awaif a
day or two for full particulars.
The news is rather of a favorable character,
and from appearances, the communication be
tween the Capital and Vera Cruz will now be
The following is the extra of the Picayune:
The Mexican Eagle is the name of a new
Mexican journal, lust commenced at the capi
tal. The editor does not believe in opposing
obstacles to any negotiations that may lead to
an amicable adjustment of the differences, and
says that Providence has decreed the destiny
of the nation. The following is the substance
of a motto at the hea'd of the Erfgle: M An
honorable peace ennobles nafions, and the
magnanimity of he North will not let them
offer us terms Other than hbnorabfe."
Gens. Rincon and Bravo have been exchan
ged for Capts. Heady and C. M. Clay, and oth
er Encarnacion prisoners.
,,Tl?re has been a revolution in Guadalajara.
Mr. Kendall thinks Gomez Farias is at ibe
bottom of it.
We have thrown the above items together
in the utmost haste, and without an onportu
nity to arrange or revise them. In our next
paper our details of events will be more ample
and we hope more consistent.
Senatorial Fight. The Philadelphia Bul
letin of Monday last, says that Senator Han
negan and a Mr. McDonald, had a street fight
in Crawfordsville, Indiana, when and where
the Senator got rathef a severe drfilfbihg.
Senators, whether democrats of whig"s,-should
not do such things.
ARRIVAL OF THE NEW ORLEANS.
The steamship New Orleans, Capt. Auld,
arrived this morning, having left Vera Cruz
on the 1st inst.
The British courier arrived at Vera Cruz on
the 31st of October, having left Mexico on
the 29th, to which date we have letters and
Gen. Lane entered Puebia on the 13th ult, ty
with 3000 men and six pieces of artillery so j j
says a despatch ot Santa Anna. I he latter
could effect nothing against him on the Pinal.
Gen. Smith has been appointed Governor of
the citv of Mexico, Gen. Quitman is about j "
to return to the United States. Gen. Shields, j Indiana Volunteers. The Indiana pa
Capt. Phil. Kearny, Capt. Davis, Lieut. Kiger j pers say that the 5th Regiment of Volunteers
and other officers will accompany him. j rai?e, in t)lat Stale has been ordere(1 to strike
i he health ot the armv is iar from being i .. . . , , ,
good. The climate of the valley of Mexico is j '? te,)ts and Proceed the Mississippi to
not, as it appears, congenial to the constitu- I ew Orleans, and thence to Vera Cruz.
Later from Santa Fe. By an arrival at
St. Louis, says the Philadelphia Bulletin, we
have Santa Fe dates to the 7th of Sept. All
was quiet there. There was a rumor that
the Mexicans had driven the American traders
out of Chihuahua and destroyed their proper-
Corn. Stockton and his party arrived at
Joseph's on their way home, ami left there
on the 19th July. In that vicinity all was
BACON Ptr pound.
Hog round, .
BEANS Per 4Aef-White,
BEESWAX For pound.
B VITEHPtr pound,
BEEF Per barrel.
cqTTON-Per pound, . nofte
FEATHERS Per pound,
FLOUR Condi Per burrtl,
HA Y Northern Pet 100 pounds, 66
IRON Per pound, -
LARD Per pound, N. C.
LIME Thomagfoten Per barret
M OLA SSES-Wcsr Indies.
Pi Ami Ptt vcuttd.
SAVAL STOitES-Prr hhrrel-320 pounds
m, 1 1 r- sm II.' T i - I
tions ot the South. It is inst
and latal to the southern, as is that ol era
Cruz to the northern constitutions. The ef
fective force of the entire army is reduced ten
or fifteen per cent.
The ritv of Mexico was tilled with rumors
in Queretaro, and that the majority decided in
favor of an amicable adjustment of difficul
ties. The train which is to come down will be
under the command of Col. Harney- A great
number of wounded officers are to accom
pany. Major Gaines, Capt. Cassins M. Clay, Capt.
Hardy, Major Borland, Captain Danley and
Midshipman Rogers come home, and we are
happy to state our associate, Mr. Kendall.
Air. Bankhead, the Brisish Minister, arri
ved at Vera Cruz on the 30th ult., and was
received with military honors.
A letter irorn an English house dated Pue
bia, October 20th, has been received at Vera
Cruz from which our correspondent makes the
Pvebla, October 20, 1847.
However, we may soon have our
communication open for 1500 Americans left
yesterday with eight pieces of artillery, and
entered Atlisco, as wc understand, with very
slight resistance. Particulars have not yet
This will make our State Government re
move to a distance, and carryalong with it
the guerrillas which have been doing so much
injury. They all (guerrillas) come from a
distance the population in our immediate
neighborhood never having shown any great
disposition to take up arms in this present
The principal part of the army recently un
der Santa Anna is understood to have march
ed for Puebia. Being entirely unprovided for,
they subsisted by rapine and plunder.
It is said, and we believe truly, that Capt.
Walker, of the Rifles, was killed in the affair
at Huamantla. Capt. W left the castle of
Perote in command of three companies in ad
vance of Gen'l Lane's train. Nine miles south
of Puebia he met 900 Mexicans, said to be
under the immediate command of Santa Anna.
In charging, Cant. W. received a lance wound
entirely through the body, and also lost a leg
by a cannon shot. His personal antagonist
in the charge, and who lanced him, wasa cel
ebrated guerrilla chief; it is said he had sworn
vengeance against Capt. W. But he, too, fell
in the conflict, and by Walker's hands, receiv
ing two balls from his revolver.
As far back as the 14th ult., Gens. Pillow
and Shields were able to be about.
The political intelligence by this arrival is
vague and unsatislactorv, wiough as yet we i
have not had time to read a tithe of our letters
The American Star says that the Americans
have entered Orizaba. Their force was about
400 we suppose principally mounted men.
No opposition was made to them. Many mer
chants went in with them.
Gen'l Patterson's command has not left Vera
Cruz. It will be composed of at least 5,000
men. The Texan Rangers go up with him.
Gen'l Marshall is ill at Vera Cruz, and will
not be able to go with Gen'l Patterson. He
will wait till Gen'l Butler's division arrives.
There were several shocks of an earthquake
at the city of Mexico on the morning of the
2d of October, and again at midnight dn the 5th.
They do not appear to hare been very severe,
as no damage was done in the city with the
exception of cracking a few walls.
A new paper has been established in the
capital entitled La Razon. It is published
Ohio popular Vote. In the Ohio States
man, of the29lh ult., we find full returns from
the recent election in that State; br a compari
son of Which it appears that although the
Whigs succeeded in electing a majority of
members of the Legislature, still the Dem
ocrats polled an actual majority in the aggre
gate vote of the State of fifteen hundred and
sixty-three votes !
-The recent Whig State Con-
ventionof this dyed-in-the-wool federal Stale,
endorsed the Wilmot Proviso out and out, and
denounced the war in every shape. The Fed
eralists of the Noflh and the Abolitibnists are
now openly and unequivocally leagued to
gether as one party. What say the Whigs of
North Carolina to this state of affairs ?
Liberia The Brig Dolphin, which arrived
at New York some days ago, brings letters to
the Navy Department, in which it is announ
ced that the Colony of Liberia has declared it-
a " free, sovereign, and independent Re-
public." In the Union of Monday night, we
find long details relating to this new phase
which our quondom Colonists of Africa have
assumed. The declaration of independence,
and the constitution are both formed mainly
after those of the United States.
General Taylor's return to the United
States. We find it stated in the Union of
Saturday night, that (Jen. Taylor has written
to Washington, asking leave of absence, and
that the same has been granted. He (General
Taylor) expects to be in New Orleans by the
1st of December.
fjrjWe would -'say to the E li tor or Editors
of the "Carolina Watchman," that the article
in their last paper only confirms us in the
opinion expressed before, that they are too
dull to meet an adversary fairly in argument,
and therefore, as a matter of course, must re
sort to scurility.
Baskenridge, N. J., Oct. 10, 1S45
Mr. Seth W. Fowle, Boston :
Dear Sir : I preceivn by all the newspapers,
that you are the general agent of that very useful
and highly popular Medicine called Wistur's Bal
sam of Wild Chery. Allow mc to inform you,
sir, that I have used that medicine in my family
with decided success. Last fall my wife was
quite si;k ; had a very bad cough. I consulted a
lh)sician who vUited her and prescribed gome
medicine, which did not remove her cough. At
last he ordered Dr. Wistar's Balsam of Wild Cher
ry. I immediately procured a bottle of your agent
in this place, Mr. Daniel W. Doty; she took it,
and it cured her cough entirely. During the win
ter I had a fever myself, which left me very weak,
and feeble ; I had a severe cough, which troubled
me sometime. I had recourse to your Balsam again,
and found it highly beneficial ; I was obliged,
however, to take two bottles before I was cniirely
well. AH who have bad Colds, severe Coughs,
or diseased Lungs. I would advise to try Dr. Wis
tar's Balsam of Wild Chery at once.
signed, DAVID AYERS.
I am personally acquainted with Mr. Ayers, and
believe his statement to be true, and entitled to
she confidence of the public. signed by
REV. OSCAR HARRIS,
Pastor of the 1st Presbyterian Church at Bask
enridge. None genuine, unless signed I. Butts on the
For sale, wholesale and retail, by Wm. SHAW,
Wilmington, and by Druggit-ts general!' in North
Yellow Dip Turothiine
Rosin Nb 1.
OIL Sperm Per gallon.
PEAS Ground Pet bushel,
PC RK Per barrel.
RICE Per 100 pounds,
Rough Per bushel,
SALT Per bushel.
Turks Is' and,
SOAP Per pound,
SHINGLES - Per M.
SPIRITS Per gallon.
STEEL Per pound,
STAVES Per J.
IfWH Oak barrels - TbUgh,
lied Oak Hogshead- rough
S L'UAR Per pound.
. Loaf, .
TALLOW Per pound,
TOBACCO-LtaJ-Por cwt .
VARNISH Per nation,
WINES Per gallon.
TO NEW YORK ,
Turpentine and Rosin, per bbl.,
Spirits Turpentine, per bbl.,
Rice, per hundred lbs., grt,
Cotton, pT bale,
Cotton gooJi- mid yanr.1, j( r bate.
Tobacco, per Hhd.,
Flax Seed, per c tsk,
Ground Pens, per bushel,
Lumber, rr M.,
Turpentine, per bbl.,
Spirits Turpentine, per bbt., .
Ttir, por bbl .
Ground Peas, per bushel,
Lumber, prr M.,
Cotton goods & yarns, per cubic ft
Turpentin'-. per bbl..
Spirits Turpentine, per bbl.,
Lumber, per M.,
25 a -
a . 60
15 a 1 -
1 00 a
S3 - a 4 -
1 Oo a
7 - a -
.27 a 30
274 a 30
45 a 60
60 a 6
9 00 a 9 60
JaTied W. Williams is the Democratic
candidate for Governor in New Hampshire.
Of course, there is no doubt of his election.
The Granite State almost always comes right
03-It is announced in the St. Joseph's (Mo.)
Gazette, that Senator Atchison will not again
be a candidate for one of the Senatorial chairs
of the State of Missouri
What's the mutter ? There was a General
Review of the militia of Caswell county, in
this Slate, on the 16th ult. Capt. William
son, who was sent home to obtain recruits for
the N. C. regiment, was present, with his lists
for volunteers open sundry patriotic speech
es were made but not a single man came for
ward to put his name down. Caswell coun
tv gave 1 182 votes for "Polk, Dallas, and
Texas," and 283 for Henry Clay.
Chronicle, of Wednesday.
Answer. Robert Treat Paine, the appoin
tee of the Federal Governor of North Caroli
na, is the commander of the North Carolina
Regiment. This, we think, is the true answer
to the question put by the Chronicle
House Breaking. We learn that some
days ago, the house of Mr. E. V. Kelly, of
this town, was broken in to by some daring
rogue, who entered Mr. Kelly's sleeping room
and took from his pocket a small sum of mo
ney. 09-For the past year (ending 1st Sept. last)
ihe amount of money distributed throughout
the State for Common School purposes, was
$101,775. Of this amount, New-Hanover re
ceived $1,672 6O!l00
entirely in Spanish, is a democratic paper, and
advocates the re-establishment ol the consti
tution of '24.
We regret to learn from the Star that Col.
Roberts, of the 2d Pennsylvania Regiment of
Volunteers, died at the capital on the 3d of
The hewspaper El Mexicana of the 14th
ult., says it has received letters from Quereta
ro. in which it is slated that Gen'l Almonte
has been received there with marked courtesy
by the persons who " appeared to be most in
power," nnd it was feared that they Were con
cocting a pronunciamentd against the lawful
The North American; a. new paper estab
lished in the capital; and published in both
Spanish and English, savs, dn the 15th ult.:
" It appears that a large number df Deputies
of the Congress, forming a junta, have got up
a protest against Pena y Pena holding the
The military force at Queretaro, consisted
of about 1000 cavalry and infantry, with six
pieces of artillery from Guadalajara, under the
command of Gen'l Heredia.
Senor Rosa, the Mexican Secretary of State,
has, under the instructions of Pena y Pena,
addressed Santa Anna a note from Toluca, or
dering him to give up the command tif the ar
my to Gen'l Rincon, until his conduct be in
vestigated by a military council or a court
The Star is assured bv a Mexican that the
cathedral of Guadalajara had been sacked by
the party opposing the church. The Star
thinks there is something important and "deep
rooted " in this.
The Star of the 16th, says the assassination
of American soldiers by the Mexicans had
again commenced. Sergeant Sutliffe, of the
Rifles, was killed the night before. A private
of one of the infantry regiments was also kill
ed the same night, arid it was reported that
two others were killed.
Earthquakes, says the North American of
the 29th ult., are at the present time of very
frequent occurrence in this beautiful country.
A few days ago the village of Ocotla was to
tally destroyed. The Canton de la Barca has
also suffered a severe shake, throwing down
houses and the tower of the principal church.
We have had four of the unpleasant visitors
in thi? citv since our occupation of it.
Dr. H. F. Peerifs Vermifuge t r "Dead Shot"
far worms. The origin, development, and support
of worms in ihe human system, are to be attributed
to a depraved and debilitating condition of the
stomach and bowels ; it being an established fact.
j that where the digestion is unimpaired, and the
general powers of the system in a healthy state,
they can find no habitatioh. Thia preparation
has the peculiar advantage of not only ilestfoyitig
every Worm but also of producing a healthy ac
tion of the stomach and other organs of digestion,
thereby relieving many complaints arising from u
derangement ot the digestive organs. Although
prompt arid certain in its operation, and not un
pleasant to tht taste, it Is perfect y safe and adap
ted to the tenderest age.
Price 25 cents per vial.
Prepared bv Dr. H F. Peefy. rinti sold by A .
B. & D. SANDS, Druggists, 100 Fulton streetf
Sold also by Wm. SHAW, Wilmington, N.
C, and by Druggists generally throughout the U
Small Pox generally begins with languor and
weariness, chilliness and vomiting, soreness of the
throat, great thirst, and many other unpleasant
Wright's Indian Vegetable PilN will be found
the very best medicine in the world for the cure
of &mall Pox, lecause they cleanse the body from
those poisonous humors which are the cause not
only of small' pox and other eruptive cdmplaints.
but of every malady incident to man. From three
to six of said Indian Vegetable Pills, taken every
night on going to" bel, will in a short time not on
ly make a perfect cure of the above dangerous
complaint but Ihe blood and other fluids will be
restored to such a state of parity as to utterly pre
vent mtfnmmniinn of the eves, eorrisumntiori, and
other incurable corrtplaints, which usually follow
an imperfect cure of Small pox.
Said Indian Vegetable Pill alsJ sid and im
prove digestion, and therefore gite health nnd vi
gor to the whole frame, as well as drive disejisc of
every name from the body.
Beware of Counterfeits of all kind ! Some are
coated with sugar ; others are made to resemble
in outward appearance the original medicine.
The safest course is, to purchase of the regular a
gents only, one or more of whom may be found
in every village arid town in the State. Principal
Office, 169 Race street! Philadelphia.
For sale in Wilmington, N C, by George R.
French and jas. W. Johnson.
WILMINGTON MARKET -Nov. 11.
BACON'. N. C. Hams are ej'rsmely scarce, and irt
much demand at 12 a 12J cents. Mtddliript are plenty
and dull nf gale at 10 a tofc The supply of Shoulders
is fair. There is n good stock of Western Bacon on" the
market, and sales dull.
CORN. The only receipts since our Inst, have beed
per Rnilroad. The stock continues fair, and prices
without change. Mkai. is scarce, and quotations firm.
HjOVwl. Tha supply of Canal Flour is fair, and pri
ces (.it retail) stationary. The stock of Fayetteville
Hniir is hecoming quite scarce, owing to the dry weath
er and low stage of the river, we presume.
HAY. there is a fair stock of North River Hay oil
the market. Eastern Hay is scarce see quotations.
LARD. N. I.ard continues very scarce, and sales
arc click at 12 a I2jc. Seme lots of Western Lard on
the market, and kegs command 12 a I2jc. per lb,"
j.t'MBER. River Flooring boards, sales at 9J; Wide
do. ni 86 and Scantling at 93.
TIMBER. The price is looking up. We hear of sal s
of ordinary nt 86 SO, and the same offered for two other
rafts ot similar quality, and refused.
W U I .ASSES Received Since our last about
30 hhds. from the West Indies, which has princi
pally all been taken by dealers nt from 23 to 30c,
according to quality mostly, however, at 26 and
30 cents, to which rates we change dtir figures.
NAVAL STORES Our last report left the
Naval Stord market in a rather gloomy state. It,
however, revived a little on Friday and Saturday;
but since then dealers have not shown much dis
position to operate, and although the receipts of
Turpentine are by no means Trirge, the market
seems to be Considerably depressed to-day. We
do not feel warranted in quoting Turpentine high
er than $2 60, but wc would at ihe same time re
mark that a small 1 ,jt, and abotit the only one, sold
to-day at $2 62 1. A sale was made yesterday nt
$2 70 for Yellow, and the same for Virgin Dip,
with a deduction tin ihe tatter, bn account of its
dryness, of 20 cehts dn the barrel. Wc hear of
no sales of Spirits Turpentine. Tar arrives slow,
and last sales reported at $2 12.
LIME Received about 1200 casks, which were
taken at 75 cents, at 90 dtiys.
PEAS Ground Peg are coming in freely, and
sales this morning at our highest figure. Somn
small pirctls Black Bye have reached the market
and sold at 80c. Cow Peas firm.
SA fiT Received 500B bushels from Wast In
dies, 4000 of which has been disposed of at 33 a
STAVE5 There is some enquiry for a srood
article of Red Oak hhd. staves, but no price sta
ted. W. O. barrel Slaves are also in some re
FREIGHTS Coastwise, are extremely dull)
and tates have a downward tendency. r
POUT Of WIL.Ml!ieT0Jf;
Philadelphia, ?fov. 8.-Sales df 1500 bbU
Flour, Pennsylvania brands, at $6,50. .Sales 100
bushels prime red Wheat, it J,30 '
Corn, sates, prime, 73 cents.
Baltimore. Nov. 0.The Flour market con
tinues unsettled under the European news. A
sale of 2h0 bbls. Howard street were made on
ihe roomine of the 9th at $6, at which price there
were more selle-s than buyers. The actual de
cline in Flour since the arrival of l be C Jedonia,
i$ 12 j cents per bbl.
White Corn, 62 a 64 rents; vcllow, 69 a 70.
Oats 38 a id.' Whiskey, a 20 rents r gl
ft-. :i. hVig.VVtflrott, f;odUl,ftew York, to A. Martin.
Hrig Kmflr, IVritiiis. Uostnn, to rt W Duris.
4. Brig Ueorge Slisttuck, Braaden, Boston, to G W
B -Itiirqiio Isnardo, Moulton. Boston , to E Dickinson.
f.8ebr. Ann June, Chadwick, 8rml)otlc, tc Harm
-chr, M. R. Mahony, Dole, Charleston, to Harries a.
Achr. WlwM, Watson, ifnstbn, to G W tHvis.
fclir. Iowa, Hyler, Tbouisst on, Me-, Id UcRoasel,
Brown St t'o.
Sclir I.ucy Ann, Spear. Trovidence, R I, to DeRosset,
Brown l ikt . w
Schr. Alcyoila. Myes, Charleston, to C W Davis.
8. Schr. Bootee, Rjibiitson, N V, td J LllUerloh a
9. Barque t.Vra, Hdneyweli, Charleston, to Harms
R,Br"iebr, Drink water N Vork.toC W DajiS.
Br.I' Writ T lu!Jan, Kelly, Vera Cnfc, to rid
S)J.i Gleaner, Smith, BhaHotte, to dd.
Siurnrr B Mearca, McRae, Fsycttevilie, to J
W , MctJarj.
10 Brig Confidence, Mess r, Havana, to J Hathaway
, n. ,
Hi i,r JA Rouch, Lawrcnre, Turks Island, tc Barry St
r I. EARED.
Nov. 5.-BrigOHi. Davla, Barbadoes, bv E Dickinson.
Brig Cnraco, Higgiris, rlewberryport, Mass., by Bar
ry, Bryant Co, . .
Brie Tangier, Park. Havans, by Potter Cdder.
6 - Brig RoWlarid, Cbotnbs, N Orlesbs, by W B Giles
nr. Chesapeake. Cbibrflail, Boston, by O W Davis.
9. Brig Six Brothers. Benson-, Kcntiebank, Me., by E
ehr.enrfititeo, Da fy, Washington City, by Harms .
SdrTf. Arin Jane. Chadwlck, Bhallotte, by Harriss
It t fl A f 1 1
10 -Brig Catharine Rogers, Watt. Martinique, by E
Napoleon, Smith, Boston, by a. Wf"
Sloop Gleaner, Cptegrnve. Shall, by p wr Davis.
II: Schr Monsoon, Silliman, Philadelphia, by do.
Brig Belle, Myera, New York, by o e
Brig Bmtly, Perkins, Cuba, byG. W. Davis.
Brig Osage, Madison, Cuba, by do.
Brig Genius, DeWolf. Antigus, by dn .
I 12-tkrr fhyiock, noons. 3 ... -
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