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THE EVANSVILLE JOURNAL,
PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY WM. II. CHANDLER & CO. The Th-Wceklv Jocrxal ia published on Tues days, Thursdays, and Saturdays, at ft.00 per annum, in advance. Tho WttKLV Journal ia published on Thursdays, at $'2,00 per annum, in advance. FOR PRESIDENT: Z A CHARY TAYLOR. FOR CONGRESS: Z3Z.XSIZA Z2ZVXZJXLZ3Z. Of Gibwn Countj. FOR REPRESENTATIVE: JAMES XL DLYTHE. CITY OF EVANSVILLE: Thursday .Horning, July 8th, 1817. RETURN OF THE VOLUNTEERS. The Indiana Volunteers belonging to the company of the late Cap- Win. Walker arriv ed here in the steamboat Empire, on the even ing of the 6th inst. They were commanded by Capt. Washington Feck. They brought with them, as a guard of honor, the body of their late commander. On the morning of the 7th inst., they delivered the body which they had in charge to the committee designated by the citizens of this county, to make arrangements for its burial hare. On which occasion C. I. BatteHas Chairman, delivered to them in be half of the committee the following address : (hnthmcn: Indiana Volunteers of the U. 1J. Army of Mexico, and now a guard of honor over the remains of the late Captain William Walker. At the request of the citizens of this county, and by permission of your distinguish ed General, Joseph Lane, you have brought from Buena Vista, that it maybe here interred, the body of your late commander. It seemed fit ting to them that where his family reside, and the friends who knew him best, his mortal re mains should rent. We knew when we en trusted this duty to you, that it would be per formed with fidclty ; and that as in life, he had defended you and you him, his body would be safe in your keeping. We intend after it has reposed awhile among his relatives, at his late residence, and as soon as they shall permit, to 1-cifurin over it the last sad funeral rites. For that occasion an orator has been appointed who will do justice to the memory of the deceased and that of your brave comrades w ho fell by his side. Thus, therefore, is not the proper time in which to speak of his virtues; but I cannot refrain from saying that no age furnishes an example of more gallant and chivalrous conduct, than was displayed by your commander on the field of Buena Vista. We are informed, that on the evening of the 22nd of February, your company, together! with others, were detached from the Indiana regiments to form a rifle battallion, and were placed under the command of Major Gorman on a mountain height, for the purpose of defend ing the left of your army ; that on the morning of the 23d in consequence of the approach of a very superior force of the enemy, you were or dered to remove from that position and take another more suitable for defence. In obeying this order your company scorned to take any other but the direct course, though it led through a path full of danger. Itwas in this perilous j happiest one, all admit, ever spent by our citi march, pressed down by an overw helming force zens without the occurrence of the slightest of the Mexican troops many of your brave band accident or the exhibition of any of those scenes fell, and among others Mr. Higinbottom, in attempting to rescue him from the foe, he whose body you have now in charge was slaiu. We arc told on this occasion the force opposed to you was as 10 to one that Capt. Walker in this heroic struggle received sixteen wounds that when his noble spirit left its tenement his sword was still firmly grasped for defence. He fought while life lasted for his fellow soldier and for his country he w illingly gave up his life. Friendship can make no greater sacrifice patriotism can do no more. We intend hereafter to erect a monument over the grave of the deceased on which his name and the names of all those who fell at Bu ena Vista, belonging to your company, shall be inscribed. We do this not becauss we think it necessary in this manner to preserve the fame of the brave dead our object rather is, that our citizens in all time to come as they read the names of those there engraven, may be inspir ed by it to emulate the example of their valient countrymen. Gentlemen It is now nearly a year since at the call of your country, you left these banks to do service in Mexico. Many of your com panions who were then with you are now no more. Some have perished by sickness, others on the field of battle. Various are the vicissitdes during your absence through which you have passed vouhave been exposed to a sickly cli mate vou have endured the privations of a! eamp-life, among an enemy watching for your destruction. History will record no feat of , . : ... . ... arms more glorious than Buena ista, in which fclory you participated. All this you have done, that we, your countrymen, might be se cure, and our nation honored and respected. We most cordially welcome you home. May you long live to enjoy among us, the fame which with so much toil and danger yon have acquir ed. And in behalf of the committee to which thecitizens of this county d-legatrd the duty of . . , . , . . making arrangements to briii3 here for sepal - ture the body of your late commander, Capt. W. Walker, we thank you for the alacrity and faith fulness w hich, at our request, you have enabled us to fulfil that duty. Celebration by the Sons of Temperance and Sabbath Schools. The celebration by the Sons of Temperance and Sabbath Schools on Saturday last was a most enthusiastic one, and the procession the largest that ever paraded our streets. At an early hour our city was filled with people from the country and strangers from a distance, who had come to witness a celebration of our Nation's Birthday, at w hich peace, order, good will and cold water presided. At half past 9 o'clock the signal for the assem bling of the Divisions of the Sons and Sunday Schools was given, and preparation made for forming the procession. A few minutes later the steamer Glasgow landed att)ur wharf hav ing on board the Division of the Sons from Henderson, Ky., and soon after the Atlantis landed with those of the order from Owensboro" both Divisions accompanied by a large num ber of ladies and gentlemen from the two pla ces and were escorted to Temperance Hall by the Marshals. At half past 10 o'clock the Sunday Schools left the churches and moved towards Locust street where they were formed in procession, their right resting on Water street, under the first assistant marshal. The Lyman Beacher Division S. of T., the Divis ions from Owensboro and Henderson, Ky., and from Rockport and New burgh, Ia., and the Temple of Honor Division the first and last of this city numbering between three and four hundred, left their rooms and moved down Wa ter street to Main and were formed in order by the chief marshal. The procession then move.1 up Main to Fourth st., across Main and down to Second st., down Second to Vine St., down Vine to First St., and up First st. nearly its whole length to the grove, where preparations had been made by the committee of arrange ments to receive the company. The procession was the largest and most im posing that ever paraded in our city, and was witnessed by a larger number of peo ple from the country than we recollect to have seen called forth on any former oc casion. The presentation of a Bible by the la dies to the Sons, the address of the Lady select ed for that purpose, the reply of the Reverned gentleman, tile oration, the singing by the choir and by the Sabbath School Scholars, were all in admirable taste and were received with marked approbation and pleasure by the company. We greatly regret that we have not been furnished with the address delivered by the lady who pre sented the Bible, the reply, and the oration, for publication to-day, we still hope to have the pleasure of laying them before our readers. After the exercises had been gone through with the company repaired to an adjoining grove where three long tables were bounteously spread with refreshments to which the company did ample justice. It is estimated that between three and four thousand persons were on the ground and partook of the enjoyments of that occasion. After dinner the Sabbath School Scholars assembled and sang several songs which were listened to with evident delight. The procession was then reformed and proceed ed down Second street to Main when the com pany was dismissed. Thus passed the day, the of drunkeness or rowdyism which have hereto fore marked our celebrations. " So may all such occasions pass w ith us hereafter. Temple of Hoxok. From information just received, says the Cincinnati Quern City, we learn that the National Temple of Honor have determined not to sevtr the existing connexion with the Sons of Temperance. Every candi date for initiation in the Temple must be a S. ofT. in good standing though las connexion with the latter order be dissolved, thereafter, at pleasure. They have also perfected and ap ponded to their order three degrees; the initia tion in the subordinate T. to remain the same as the Sons and the annual dues increased The.t.Vr. Scott, reports the new steamer "Star SHinpUtl Banner,"' from N Orleans bound for Cin cinnati, struck a snag nlwnit 11 o'clock on the morn ing of the 29th til;., a few miles above Baton Rouge, and sunk in about five minutes. The cabin almost immediately seperated from the hull and floated off, which was fortunately the means of saving nearly all the passenger", some hltccn or twenty persons, principally German deck passengers, were suppo to have leen drowned. The cabin floated down the river alnut two miles, when the Iiiton Rouge ferry-boat came along side. took olfall tho passengers, and towed the cabin to th shore. Nearly all the baggage of the passengers was lost. Boat and cargo a total loss. JOrA fewdavsago a volunteer just returned from the war one of Col. Doniphan's regiment, we be- heve stopped at the office of a fri;inf of ours toa.k Whilst standing at tTiedoor it coinmem-ed rnininu. I a": i- i.L if . . . 'iiii; tjut-iiiNi in irgsiu w uiu lornuiy 01 me my !.".r 'r!d invited the soldier in, and was highly le- I lighted wtth the intelligent and ready replies he ma.ie t inquiries concerning the country through which he had passed. As he was about to leave, our friend n-ked him if he could do him anv service that he was a native of the city, and would be glad to serve him in any way. The soldier answered that he wanted nothing, but was as much obliged to him for his kint oiler as though he had occasion to prolit by it. He then bowed and left; but he hail scarcely gone fifty yards before he returned, as though he had forgot something. Approaching our friend lie said '"Stran ger, you have promised to do me a favor, if I should ready to do so now." "Not now," sai I the soldi "but you will oblige nie if, when the time comes v 1 wiu votc fr ,he old man." A'. O. Pic. 2wA. a.-n cm. -iTiaintv;" was tne rem v. "and I am to do so now." "Not now " sai I the soldi -r. on win otiiige me it, when the time comes you Thv K ptpi'i Tlin":v Fiorina tho luitt ua. I 6ion of Congress Mr. Owen dodged four very important votes. He dodged the vote on the Tea and Coffee Tax Resolution See Cong. Globe p. 102. He dodged the vote on the Resolution of thanks to Gen. Taylor. Same, p. 295 and again the vote on Thompson's infamous propo sition to censure the old hero, p. 29G. And he dodged the vote on the Bill, which the Whig philanthropists of both houses were so strenuously exerting themselves to pass, ap propriating $500,000 to the "relief of starving Ireland, page 557. The overwhelming locofo co vote arrayed against the Bill was sufficient to defeat it, however, without Mr. Owen's help. Mr. Owendid'nt hesitate to "take the bull by the horns" in the Oregon matter. He not only always voted, but made some half a dozen speeches, and franked them all over his district, in which he advocated our right clear up to 54 40: and was'nt a bit scared. But what was war with England, in comparrison with the difficulties of his situation under those trying questions? On either side doubts and dangers appeared. The presidential disfavor stared him in the face from one, that of his constitu ents from the other side. He would liave pre ferred to have made as many more Oregon Speeches, aye, to have gone for the "whole or none' up to the Arctic Circle rather than have committed himself upon any one of these sim ple propositions. And he diTnt do it. He bolted the house, and dodged the responsibility Is he not an artful dodger! . CCT" Mr. McGaughey, a Whig Representa tive in Congress from this State, voted against increasing the soldier's pay to ten dollars a month.and his party evinced their appreciation of his course by quietly laying him on the shelf ana nominating another and a better man to fill his place. Mr. OWEN did the same thing, and the wire workers of his party have rewarded him by renominating him for Congress by a convention got up by them at Indianapolis, with which the people had nothing to do. The people, however, will have a word to say in the matter at the polls. The Princeton Clarion republishes an article from the Wabash Democrat which, after re ferming to the above paragraph from our paper of the 8th ult, censures the Whigs of the 4th Congressional District for not following the example of Mr. McGaughey's constituents by laying on the shelf Caleb B. Smith, the late representative and present Whig candidate in that district who, the Democrat asserts, also voted against increasing the pay of the soldier, and abuses us for not having the fairness to in clude that gentleman in our condemnation of Owen and McGaughey. The Democrat and Clarion thus endorse the justice of our position, viz: that both Mr. Mc Gaughey and Mr. OWEN for voting against pay ing the poor soldier more than seven dollar a month, while they were receiving 68 a day, ought to be laid on the shelf by the people. The least that we can do, in return for this honest concession, is to admit the correctness of their reasoning, and this we do cheerfully. If Mr. Smith voted as he is charged he ought to be treated by the people exactly as Mr. McGaughey has been, and as Mr. Owen will be on the first Monday in August. He ought to have per mission to stay at home, and a more just man found to fill his place. But Mr. Smith did not so vote. It is a base and infamous lie, with out the shadow of foundation, to charge him with so doing. We have before us both the Journals of the house, and Cong. Globe for the last two sessions, and no such rote can be found. The Wabash Democrat and Princeton Clarion therefore take nothing by their motion except the satisfaction it must be to them to know that for once thev have admitted the truth. Tennessee Gallantry. On the departure of the first Tennessee regiment for Mexico, the young ladies of the senior class of the Nashville Female Academy, presented to the regiment a flag, which their fair hands had embroidered. The gallant Tennesseeans swore never to dis honor it, and nobly did they keep their pledge. They returned with ranks thinned by disease and battle, but with unstained honor; and have retuned the flag, covered with glory, to the hands that gave it. Miss Mary E. Foster was appointed by her classmates to receive the ban ner ; and we find in one of our Tennessee ex changes, the name of wheih has escaped us, the following lines, written by one of the volun teers : We've borne the, noble gift afar, And proudly have we stood, Beneath its folds, on many a field, Where blood like water flowed ; And dying eyes have oft been turned To where it floated past. When gallant forms upon the earth, Like leaves, were fulling fast. We bring it back, unstained and pure ; And glory still will be With that bright banner, while the tale Is told of Monterey ; And gentle eyes will drop a tear, To all who proudly fell, Yielding their heart's blood for the pledge Of those thev loved so well. Chapel of the Menu'i. This celebrated chapel is in Florence. It was commenced in the year 1600, but is not yet complete. Alihouugh very extensive, it is said that so large is the sum alre.nlv expended upon it, lhat its weight in gold would hardly purchase it. Twenty millions of francs have been laid out, and millions niUFt yet lie added before it is completed. It is the man solemn of the Tuscan Princes, and embellished with th(? choicest works of genius, both in sculpture and pointing. From the New Orleans Picayune, Jan 30th. IMPORTANT FROM MEXICO. LATER FROM THE ARMY OF GEN. SCOTT. Gen. Scott still at Puebla His Advantt Post voned till Reinforcements arrive Surprise of a Guerrilla Party by Gen. Cadwallader Gen. Pillow's March, and his repulse of , u-uerriuas aujferings of hia Men Vcaih of Mr. T. G. Banks Preparations for the Defence of Mexico Casting of Cannon, Shells, f-c. Santa Anna still President, if not uitiator I he force at his Command Abominable Treatment of American Priso ners in Mexico March of Altar ado towards Pucbla ($-c. cj-c. cj-c. The schooner Iona, Capt. Stevens, arrived yesterday morning from Vera Cruz, and in a few hours afterwards the steamship New Or leans, Capt. Auld, came in. The latter left Vera Cruz on the 25th inst., and brings us letters of the 25th and papers of the 24th. One hundred and fifty-six discharged soldiers and teamsters came over on the New Orleaus. Our dates from the army of Gen. Scott, at Puebla, are to the 14th inst. The immediate advance of our army ipon the city of Mexico had been postponed until the arrival of rein forcements. The rumor which has been so gen erally circuleted through the city that he had arrived within twenty-five miles of the city of Mexico, is without foundation. A rumor reached Vera Cruz on the nicht of the 21th inst. that Gen. Cad wallader's command had fallen in with a guerrilla' party a few miles beyond Jalapa, and by a movement unperceived by the guerrilleros, succeeded in surprising them and killing about thirty of them, without losing a man. Other letters have been received in town as to this affair of Gen. Cadwalader, which repre sents it to have occurred near La Hoya, about eleven miles beyond Jalapa. The surprise of the Mexicans was so complete, and one letter says that fifty of them were killed. Gen. C. suffered no loss, all agree. By another letterdated the 24th inst, from our Vera Cruz correspondent, we learn that the train which went up under command of Gen. Pillow was attacked at Celera, said to be nine miles beyond the Puente Nacional. The gutr rclleros were dispersed with the loss of thirty men. Verbal accounts say we had some eight or ten wounded, but none killed. This affair occurred on the 23d inst., and is first mentioned in a letter we give below dated the 24th; but though we have letters of the 25 th we have no further authentic details about the action. We have conversed with several gentle men who came passengers on the New Orleans. They entertain various opinions on the subject, but we are inclined to think that a skirmish did take place, and that the Mexicans were readily dispersed. The report is that an account of the whole affair was received in town by the New Orleans and will appear ia the columns of tome of our contemporaries. The force under the command of Gen. Pillow left Vera Cruz on the 18th, escorting a train of about 125 wagons. The force amounted to nearry 1800 men, and consisted of the 14 th In fantry, and a portion of the 15th, three compa nies of the 3d and 6th Infantry, six companies of the Voltiguers, a detachment of the 3d Dra goons and six howitzers. That such a train would meet with serious resistance from guer rilla parties, was not to be expected; but we regret that our accounts induce the belief that it suffered excessively in the first and second days' march from the heat of the weather. The maTch on the second day is represented as hav ing been particularly severe, the time chosen for it being during the heat of the day, through heavy sand! and when eleven miles were to be J made without water. One hundred and fifty men are said to have been completely knocked up in the march; six or seven died upon the road, and the rest were sent back and were ar riving in Vera Cruz in small parties at our last accounts. Both our private advices and the papers of Vera Cruz impute this trifling with life entirely to the change introduced by Gen. Pillow of marching during the heat of the day instead of selecting early mornings or the after part of the day for such service. -There are a great many guerrilla parties upon the road, a small body of our troops left San Juan on the 21st hoping to overtake Gen. Pil low, but after proceeding two or three miles they encountered some guerrilleros. These they charged upon and dispersed, but they saw so many others on the road in small parties that it was thought pmi'ent to relinquish the design of coming ur with Gen. Pillow. As this officer is somewhat famous for exacting from his men long marches, it is well that no further attempt was made to overtake him. The course pursued by Capt. Walker towards those desperadoes who fell into his hands is said to have been highly approved by Gen Scott. We have been asked if Gen. Cadwala der adopted Walker's plan and shot those w ho fell into his hands, but we are unable to an swer. The Eagle says that an enterprise is on foot for running an express between Vera Cruz and the towns of Alvarado and Tlacatalpan. The execution of such a plan would greatly facilitate the commerce of Vera Cruz. A Mexican named Lara, a carpenter by trade has been found lying deed on the floor of his own house in Vera Cruz, having been stabbed. The author of the dead was not known. A watchman, said to be a Dutchman named Charles, has been entrapped by a guerrilla party' just outside the walls and murdered, after hav ing been cruelly whipped. His body was left in the road with an Inscription affixed to it, "Whoever wishes may carry it off." The po lice of the city are making an attempt to ferret out the guilty party. The news by this arrival from the city of Mexico is important. We have teceived our accounts of it through an express despatched by Mr. Kendall from Puebla expressly for this of fice. His letters come down to the 14th inst. Though we see it noted in one Vera Cruz pa per that advices to the 14th had been received, yet it gives none of the news ; the sole state ment made relates to Gen. Scott's departure from Publa, and is erroneous. Other papers of Vera Cruz give the news copied from the press of this city as being the latest from the interior of Mexico. - The Arco-Irisot the 22d has letters from tho capital which appear to be late, though the dates are not given. The purport of them is that the work of fortifying the environs of the city is go ing on rapidly, and that seventy pieces of artil had arrived from Acapulco and other points which they were mounting as fast as possible. They mention the arrival of Alveraz at the bead of 8000 men; and they set down the entire force in the city as 20,000 irmel militia and 16,00t troops of the line. These letters fnrthei say that the clergy are taking an active part in the businesse, that arms of all kind weie pouring into the capital and considerable sums of monk ey. All these topics are touched upon. ir Mr. Kendall's letters transmitted by express, ami very full details are given of the extent of the preparations to defend the city. To show how hazardous a thing is express riding in Mexico at present, we annex the fol lowing brief note from our correspondent at Vera Cruz : Vera Cbvz, June 24, 1S17. Your express man from Tuebla arrived safe here this evening with the letters w hich 1 en close, after having been twice captured by the guerrillas. He was first captured on the 19th near Jalapa and af.er being detained about 12 hours made his escape in the night, but unfortunately was captured by another party near Cerro Gordo. They detained him until yesterday morning, when they made an attack upon the train un der Gen. Pillow, at Calera, nine miles beyond Puente Nacional. In the confusion he again made his escape and reached here at 2 o'clock to-day, worn out with fatigue. He was arrest ed near Santa Fe this morning by Americans, and had to pull out bis documents to get free 'We have the order for the express rider's re lease at Santa Fe. He had some difficulty in satisfying the wary officer that he was upon legitimate business. This is the second express which Mr. Kendall has sent through successful ly upon this perilous route. . : r Before entering upon Mi. Kendall's letters we may remark that by the way of Orizaba u letter has been received here which announces that "Santa Anna has been elected .Dictator, provided he will not make peace," and that he has 30,000 men with him. It appears from what follows below that Santa Anna has at tained to all the power of a Dictator by the ar rest or removal from command of such generals as are opposed to him, and by the more adroit manoeuvre of inducing Congress to postpone the counting of the votes for President till the 15th of January next! TV 45th of June was the day fixed by law for that purpose. By the postponement Santa Anna prolongs hia own power indefinitely, and for the time being may be deemed Dictator in fact, if not in name. He will plead in extenuation of this prerpetuation of his power that it was hazardous to risk a change of Government at a moment when a foreign foe threatened the capital, and there is force in the idea. A private note from Mr. Kendall says that Mr. Trist was at Puebla. Nothing further had transpired in regard to his mission. "The Mex ican papers," writes Mr. K., "know as much abount his mission as we do." We grieve most sincerely to learn that the American prisoners in Mexico have not ob tained their release; on the contrary, the report is that they are in more strict confinement than before. Ought not something speedily to be done with the Mexican prisoners in our power to bring Santa Anna to his bearings on this point. " We find the letters of Air. Kendall too length? for publication to-day. The jist of them how ever is given above. Lost her Character. A young Irish ser- vant girl, coming from Albany, recently in one of the nicht steamers, had the bad luck to lose the "recommend" which had been given heron leaving her lastjdace. She brought, however the accompanying rather dubious "ticket'' which she presented to a neighbor of ours: "This is to say, that Kathleen O'Hazen had a good character when ahe left Albany, but she lost it on board the steamboat coming down from Albany. Tim Murphy, Chenyr street." Knickerbocker. A Bexetactor. A Yankee has invented a new kind of ink, called "the love letter ink," which is a sure safeguard against actions for breach of promise of marriage, as the ink fades away, ana leaves the sheet blank, in about four weeks after the letter has been written. Female Loquacity. Jean Paul saya, that a lady officer, if she wanted to give the word "halt" to her troops, would do it somewhat in this wise "You sol diers, all of you, now mind, I order you, aa soon as I have finished speaking, to stand still, every one of you , on the spot, where you happen to be; don't you hear . me f halt, I say, all cl you!"