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THE EVANSVILLE JOURNAL,
PRINTED AND PUBLISHED
BY WM. II. CHANDLER & CO.
The Tri-Wkeklv Journal is published on Tues
days, Thursdays, and .Saturdays, at $4,00 per annum,
in advance.
Tho Weeklv Journal is published on Thursdays,
at $2,00 per uniuim, in advance.
FOR PRESIDENT:
ZACZIARV TAYLOR.
CITY OP EVANS VILLI?:
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 184T.
03" The length of the news from Mexico in
to-days Journal has crowded out several arti
cles intended for this iiumber.
CCT" Our Circuit Court Judge Lockhart pre
tsi Jing commenced its fall session on j ester
day. We believe there is not a great deal of
business to come before it.
CC3A communication received at Cincin
nati from Baltimore dated 15th hist., says:
"I have the sad intelligence to communicate
to vou, that the Hon. Louis M'Lane is extreme
ly ill, an I his physicians manifest but little
hopes of his recovery.
Further Pabticulars about the Battle.
The following was telegraphed in the Cin
cinnati papers of Thursday :
Richmond, Va., Sept. 15.
By the pony express we have the Picayune
of the 8th, containing a series of letters from
, Kendall, containing a full list of the killed and
wounded. The New York volunteers lost 103
in killed and wounded. The greatest loss was
in the attack on Santa Anna's 2d line, as no
recon nuisance of the strong position had been
made. The brilliant success of the morning
inspired botli officers and men with the high
est enthusiasm, and they marched pell mell on
a position which was most exposed, where
they were mowed down by hundreds. Our
loss falls little short of 1,100 out of 6,000 en
gaged. When the works of the enemy were
examined, one naturally wonders that Gen.
Scott's entire force was not swept away. Put
the Americans in the same position, and there
was not Mexicans enough born to drive them
out.
A letter from Mr. Kendall, dated at Tacu
baya, Rays that the armistice caused unusual
dissatisfaction in the army. It is regarded as
one of Santa Anna's old tricks to gain time
and plan some new scheme of trickery and dis
simulation. Mr. Kendall does not believe
that an honorable peace is te grow out of it in
whic'i opinion he is joined by many officers of
the army. He says the whole matter was
planned by lb? British miuistcr, who backs"
Santa Anna in his course.
It was reported that Paredes and Bustamente
were approaching the Capital from different
directions, with strong forces, dealing death
and destruction to the American forces.
The number of deserters and other foreigners
fighting against us, and now prisoners, is 72.
A court martial was in session, with Col. Gar
land as presiden, for the trial of those rascals,
and it was thought full justice would be done
them. Reilly, the Irishman who commanded
them, boasts openly, and says he expects no!
mercy.
Gen. Scott was wounded by a grape shot
which struck him on the leg, and gave him so
little pain at the time that he paid no atten
tion to it, but it has since caused him great
uneasiness.
Three members of the Mexican Congress
were taken prisoners, but were to be liberated j
to take part in the deliberation of that body on
the question of peace.
Another letter from Kendall stat that posi
tive information had been received "that Va
lencia arrived atToluea drunk, 11$? said to
have been drunk at the time of the baltle.
The prospects of peace look brightening.
The Mexican soldiers have returned to their
homes crest fallen, many of them having fled
like paltroons from the field before they re
ceived a shot. They are becoming rational to
wards the peace party.
Rumors from the city have it that Santa An
na is throwing up breast works and construct
ing batteries, and some think they are to be
manned by American soldiers to protect Santa
Anna against those who oppose him in making
terms of peace. Gen. Salas acknowledges that
he was totally routed.
Mr. Editor: Sir As much interest is felt
on the subject of a Canal Trustee, to be chosen
on the part of the State at the next Session of
the Legislature, and there being a number of
candidates in the field for that honor from this
part of the State, when to ensure success, it
appears to me that we ought to unite on some
person who would be the most available. I
would therefore suggest the propriety of calling
meetings in the different counties along the
line of the Canal, this side of White River,
and appoint committees from each county to
confer with each other on the subject, for if
we expect to succeed in getting the Trustee in
this part of the State, we must be united
ought the people to sit rontented, and let four
or live aspirants contend for the office with the
certainty of being defeated, and thus see their
interests sacrificed through their stuborness;
. if . I must bar content.
A CITIZEN.
Further Particulars about the Battle.
We are indebted to our Postmaster for a
copy of the New Orleans ricayune of the 9th,
which gives further letters from Mr. Kendall,
one of the editor?. Many most interesting cir
cumstances in regard to our recent victories
are recorded in them, and his speculations about
the armistice and prospects of peace will com
mand attention. We give such portions as we
have room for to-day, together with the mani
festo of Santa Anna to the nation, The num
ber of officers killed and wounded of our army
amounts to 81, of these 57 were Regulars and
and 27 Volunteers. The New York Regiment
of Volunteerslost 103 in killed and wounded.
The 15th Infantry under Col. Morgan, (be
longing to Gen. Pierce's brigade,) lost one-third
of its disposable force ; the 9th Infantry under
Col Ransom, (belonging as well to the brigade
of Gen. P.,) suffered severely. Col. Morgan
was wounded in the leg and badly. The limb
will be saved, but it is feared it will be some
time before he recovers entirely.
The field strength of the South Carolina reg
iment before the action commenced, consisted
of 1 Colonel, 1 Major, 1 Adjutant, 1 Commis
sary, 7 Captains, 24 Subalterns, 22 Sergeants
273 rank and file, including 21 Corporals, of
this number 137 were killed and wounded.
Col. Butler who commaaded this regiment
bahaved in the most gallant manner. In ad
vancing upon the haciende attacked by Gen.
Shields, at the head of his regiment, his horse
was shot dead. He then advanced on foot un
til he received a severe wound in the leg, which
caused him to fall. In a fainting condition he
was carried to the rear, but soon rallying he
again advanced at the head of his .regiment,
when a musket ball struck him in the head
and he died almost instantly. South Carolina
lost one of her bravest and most generous spir
its when Col. Butler fell.
Mr. Kendall says: I have not had time to
obtain a full list of all the killed and wounded
in the different divisions of the army, but shall
endeavor to do it at the earliest opportunity.
A great proportion of our loss perhaps nine
tenths was in the attack upon the strong
works at Churubusco Santa Anna's second
line as he called it. As I have previously stated
no reconnoisance whatever of these strong po
sitionshad been made. The brilliant success of
the morning had inspired both officers and men
with the highest enthusiasm, and they rushed
pell-mell into the positions the most exposed,
and where they were mowed down by hun
dreds. It will be seen that our own loss falls a lit
tle short of ELEVEN HUNDRED about 6,
000 men were actively engaged. When the
works of the enemy are examined, one natural
ly wonders that Gen. Scott's entire force was'
not swept away. Put his army in the same
(osition and since the days of the viceroy there
lave not been Mexicans enough born to drive
them out.
Editorial Correspondence the of ricayvne.
Tacubaya, August, 25, 1847.
The armistice has finally been settled and
signed, and I do not tell half the story when 1
say that it has produced universal dissatisfac
tion in the army in the entire army.
Let me now give my speculations as to the
mode by which the armistice was broughtabout.
On the night of the 20th inst. after the great
Mexican army was beaten, broken to pieces and
routed, Mr. Thornton, of the English legation,
accompanied by the British Consul, Mr. Mac
kintosh a man who regards Santa Anna, hates
the Yankees and never moves unless his own
ends are to be gained came out of the city
post haste on a visit to Gen. Scott. The next
morning Gen. Mora, accompanied by Mr. Ar
rangoiz who was formerly Mexican consul in
New Orleans, came out, also on a visit to Gen.
Scott, and on the same day the latter wrote a
letter to the Mexican authorities, hinting at an
armistice between the two armies with a view
of opening negotiations for a peace. This pro
position was eagerly jumped at by the Mexi
can" Minister of War, at the instigation of San
ta Anna of course, and the result has been a
treaty of armistice in which, accordiug to ru
mor, nearly every thing the Mexicans asked
for was conceded. I know nothing of the pro
ceedings of this commission except from hear
say. There are many who believe that Gen.
Scott has been compelled to adopt this policy,
at the threshhold of the Mexican capital, by
Mr. Trist and his instructions, but there are
few, and I must acknowledge myself among
the number, who think that a peace honorable
and satisfactory to the United Stales is to grow
out of this matter. The whole affair, on the
face of it, looks like one of Santa Anna's old
tricks to gain time and plan some newscheine
of trickery and dissimulation, and as he has
British influence to back him he will be likely
to carry out what he undertakes. I have al
ways said and always believed that Santa An
na was favorable to peace to peace from pol
icy only and still believe he may endeavor to
bring it about; but great as in his power, like
a sail vessel he can only go with the wind and
current, and has too many and too powerful
enemies to carry out his present schemes, at
least without strong assistance from the Uni
ted States.
Santa Anna accuses Valencia of having lost
the capital by not obeyinghisorders to abandon
Contreras on the 19th, aud has ordered him to
be shot wherever found ; on the other hand,
Valencia accuses Santa Anna of having lost
every thing by not coming to his assistance,
and it is now said that he has pronounced against
him and peace with the Yankees at Toluca.
Iiius matters stand between tnese great Mexi
can leaders. Ajrain, it is reported that Pare
des is advancing from Orizaba, which place he
successfully reached from Vera Cruz, breathing
nothing but death and utter annihilation to the
infamous North Americans, while it is further
stated that Bustamente is at or near the 'capi
tal with 6000 men. breathing the same amia
ble sentiments. The papers of the capital are
almost silent about everv thing thev do not
even give an account of their recent terrible
defeat.
Our own loss, in killed, wounded and miss
ing, is put down in round numbers at 1000
it may possibly range a little under. The Mex
ican loss in killed alone amounted to nearly
inai numoer, tneir prisoners to about 3000,
while their wounded we have no means of com
puting. Among the officers taken prisoners
w ere uiree memoers oi uongress.
Yours, &c, c. w. k.
Tacubaya; August, 26, 1S47.
We now have certain intelligence that Va
lencia arrived at Toluca with only two men,
his aid-de-camps, and they were thankful for
their good horses or else they could not have
kept up. It is asserted positively that he was
drunk on the night of the 19th inst., and pro
moted all hi3 officers for their extraordinary
gallantry in standing firmly to their guns du
ring the afternoon when no one was returning
their fire. The account that he has pronounc
ed against Santa Anna is not fully confirmed.
but there is no doubt that Santa has denounced
him in a public decree, and accuses him of all
blame in bringing about the recent disaster to
the country. He must accuse somebody, and
v aiencia Dy nis disobedience ot a cowardly or
der, has made nimself amenable offers a fair
target for his master's wrath.
The prospects for peace look brighter, al
though the treaty is far from being signed. Our
accounts from the city wouldcertainly indicate
that a 6trong peace feeling pervades the better
ciass oi citizens, as well as tnose ot the mid
dling order they have evidently lost all con
fidence in their own vaunting soldiers, and are
anxious to get rid of future taxes for their sup
p"rt. For a wonder, such places as Saguntu m,
Mumantiaand Saragosa, whose examples they
were to follow and even excel in the matter of
defending themselves to the last, have not been
mentioned nor aluded to for a week past. The
Mexicans are certainly .becoming rational.
No more do the Polkas, the "upper ten thou
sand" of Mexico, parade the streets petitioning
like, so many Claude Meluottes, to be placed
where their country most needed soldiers: their
shameless conduct before Churubusco, in run
ning without even firing a gun, has taken all
the conceit out of them. No more do even the
noisy military demagogues talk of a future ; no
more do they fume, and brag, and vaunt of
what they are going to do, and how the rapa
cious North Americans are to find a common
grave under the walls of their beleaguered city;
the blow has been too great for them. The
capital was their jumping-off place there, by
an extraordinary proweis they supposed them
selves to possess even against the evidence of
a dozen disgraceful defeats, the infamous Yan
kees were to be taught their utter inferiority
when compared with the valiant descendants
ot the illustrious Hidalgo there they have
been routed by a force not one-third as large as
their own; driven from strongvantage grounds
without what would be deemed a struggle by
the real nations of the earth; so bhamefully de
feated that even all the Mexican ingenuity of
lies and excuses can find no paliation for their
discomfiture. Divide all the self-sufficiency
and overweening pride in the world at the
commencement of this war into two parts, and
the Mexicans possessed one half; and if they
had only clung to their batteries with the same
tenacity they did to their paper valor they
might have retained their credit even although,
they lost their guns. Now, all is gone means,
material, name, and standing in the world and
there certainly is a portion of the proud people
of the Mexican capital disposed to listen to
peace and sheath their useless swords.
G. W. K.
Tacubaya, August 27, 1847.
The official report of Gen. Salas, who was
second in command at Coutreras and who is
now a prisoner, has been published in Mexico.
He admits that his defeat was total, but as us
ual lays the blame on some of his brother offi
cers. He says that on the afternoon of the 19th
(this teas while no one was returning their
fire) the Mexicans fought with uncommon
valor and entnusiasm, but that early on the
morning of the 20th August they were sudden
ly surrounded and at once thrown into confus
ion, and in the end utterly routed. Salas says
that at the outset of the disorder, lie shouted
"Victory for Mexico," ordered the trumpets to
sound, and directed Gen. Torrejbn to charge
with his lancers; but according to the same
account that officer fled in the most cowardly
manner, the infantry got mixed up w ith the
cavalry and also fled, and the rout of all was
complete and most disastrous. Salas says that
Gen. Valencia ran off at the commencement of
the fight, that he does not know what has be
come of him, and for this reason has felt him
self called upon to make a report. Such is the
account given by his Excellency Gen. Sr. Don
I. Mariano de Salas of the defeat at Coutreras
one of the most brilliant victories achieved
by our arms since the commencement of the
war brilliant and most important for the great
results produced with so little loss on our side,
and for which Gen. Smith, as well as Col. Ri
ley and the other officers engaged in it, are re
ceiving the unqualified approbation of the en
tire army.
Gen. Salas himself acknowledges that in this
battle Gen. Frontera was killed, that besides
himself Gens, Mendoza, Blanco and Garcia
were wounded and taken prisoners, in addition
to a list of over 100 other officers colonels,
captains, &c. who were either killed, woun
ded or are now in our hands. And here let
me mention one fact in relation to the after
battle of Churubusco, which will show how
near Gen. Scott was capturing the entire Mex
ican army. At the time Gen. Worth was pres
sing upon the tele de pont, Gen. Twiggs upon
the church, and Gens. Shields and Pierce upon
the hacienda farther on, the commander-in-chief
ordered Maj. Sumner to take command of
the Rifles, and by a circuitous march to reach
the road between the enemy and the city.
Nothing but the daring impetuosity of our own
men in front prevented this plan from succeed
ing had the Mexicans held out or our own sol
diers held off ten minutes longer, the enemy
would have been in a bag as it were, and killed
or captured to a man. Santa Anna might per
haps heve escaped, as he has a peculiar way of
his own; but he would not have taken even
the remnant of an army with him.
A Mexican mail was captured by a party of
our dragoons on the zsd inst. on its way from
tne city to Morelia. It contained a multitude
of letters dated on the 21st; the day after the
great battles, and they give vivid and at the
same time most doleful accounts of their ter
rible and utter defeat. Some of the writers
lay the blame on Santa Anna alone, some on
Valencia, some on Santa Anna and Valencia,
some on Santa Anna, v aiencia, and all the of
ficers, while others say that Santa Anna, Va
lencia, and all the officers and soldiers are ut
terly worthless. The latter writers are more
comprehensive and probably nearer the mark
Many of the letters are exceedingly rich. One
loving husband writes to his wife, whom he
calls "angel,'" and "idol," and his "adored
Chulita," and tells her not to occasion herself
any uneasiness about his safety, as he does not
intend to expose himself! Another officer
comes out even plainer: he tells his beloved
Rosa that he thought of her when -the balls
were flying, and ran! The capture of these
letters i3 valuable in more ways than one
they give much information as regards the
strength and plans of the enemy, and freely
and irankly acknowledge that they have been
deieated and utterly disorganized. The num
ber of Santa Anna's grand army is put down at
from 30 to 35,000 and neaily all of them took
a part in the battles of the 20th.
The commissioners upon the part of the
Mexican Government to listen to our over
tures of peace are Gens. Moray Villamil and
Jose Joachin de Herrera, the latter formerly
President and now military commandant of
Mexico. His character, as a 11 our readers know
is that of an honest but weak man. Don An
tonio Garay, a well-known capitalists and
iormerly Minister ot finance, was also appoin
ted on the commission, but refused to serve.
He is known to be warmly in favor of peace
probably from interest. The commissioners
on he part of Mexico, with Mr. Trist, is said
are to hold their first meeting this afternoon
at some place near this.
The trial of the deserters the celebrated bat-
tallion of St. Patrick is still going on, but
now the auairwill terminate no one but those
on the court martial can say. A strong influ
ence is at work in favor of the prisoners. In
the first place, all the Mexican ladies in this
town. La Senora Cavetauo Rubio amnnj the
number, have signed a warm petition in their
tavor, wnicu nas been sent to Gen. scolt.
The lady whose name 1 have given is the wife
of the rich Rubio; who has a country house here
in Tacubaya. The English, and perhaps some
of the other foreign ministers, have also inter
ested themselves in behalf of the scoundrels.
1 might here state that the celebrated flag of the
foreign battallion was captured by hel4th In
fantry, attached to Gen. Pillow a division.
The banner is of green silk, and on one side
is a harp, surmounted by the Mexican coat of
arms, with a scroll on which is painted "Liber
tad vor la llrpublica Mexicana." Underneath
the harp is the motto of "Erin go Braghf
On the other side is a painting 1 a badly exe
cuted figure, made to represent St. Patrick, in
his left hand a key and in his right a crook or
staff resting Uon a serpent. Underneath is
painted "San ratricio." To their credit be it
spoken, the Irish in our own army ore loudest
in denouncing the miserable wretches who
fou"hl and killed so many under this flac. I
know not what disposition will be made of
them, tut as hardly a person has been punished
for an offence committed against our own army
since it first crossed the Rio Grande, the ras
cals may get off easily.
Two o'clock, afternoon News has just come
in from the capital w hich has caused great ex
citement. At an early hour a train of wagons,
under charge of Capt. Wayne, dressed in citi
zens' clothes, started for the city. Scarce
ly had they reached the Plaza before the
wagons were surrounded by an immeuse con
course of Itptros, who at first commenced cur
sing and jeering the wagon-masters and wag
oners. Some, however, they began to pelt the
poor fellows with stones and other missiles,
and notwithstanding the pretended exertions
of a squad of Mexican soldiers, who acted as
a guard, the entire train was driven out of the
city.
The Mexican Government has added two
additional members of the Board of Commission
to listen to the question of peace Senores At
ristain and Bernardo Couto. Both are licen-
ciadoa or lawyers, and the latter eniovs a high
reputation, not only as regards talents, but for
the probity of his character. The commission
ers held their first meeting this afternoon, at
a place called Izcapusalco, about two leagues
from here, and I learn that Mr. Trist manifests
himself as highly pleased with the proceedings
thus far, aud of the continued flattering pros
pects of peace. They may not look quite so
flattering when he comes to talk of slices of
territory, but of this we shall know all in good
time. Yours, &c, g. w. k.
Tacubava, AugtmfQS, 1847.
The Diario del Gobierno of yesterday is almost en
tirely filled with documents and letters, all undertak
ing to prove that Valencia was the sole cause of the
defeat of the great Mexican army, SSnnta Anna's
friends are at the bottom of all this of course. Several
of Valencia's letters are lugged into the document, in
one of which, dated at 8 o'clock on the evening of the
19ih, at Coutreras, he speaks of having routed the
entire American army at all points, and that the lib
erty and honor of his country had been saved by the
glorious victory. He fui tber discloses the fact that
Lien. Frontera was killed while heading a charge ot
cavalry, and that Gen. I'arrodi was wounded, f his
is r.ews: we shall get all ihe truth out of them after a
while. The last we hear of Valencia he was at To
luca, whither he had gone, according to bis own pub
lished proclamation, to collect forces to vindicate the
honor of his country!
The same number of the Diario contains an account
of the attack upon the wagon train. It makes light of
tne wnole ntlair, says that a tew persons were sugni
ly injured, that Gens; Tornel, Herrera and Qutjano
soon dispersedjthe rioters, and that the fact of the wag
ons going as far as the Plaza Principal was an error
or oversight;
I believe that up to this time I have neglected to
mention that Major Gaines who recently escaped from
Mexico, was on the staff ot Gen. lacott during the re
cent battles, and that Midshipman Rogers was on that
of Gen. Pillow; After the tout at Coutreras, and
and while our troops were on the way to Churubusco,
a house where Capt. Danley and Major Borland were
secreted was passed. The former was quite unwell
at the tunc, but the latter came out, shouluerea a mus
ket, and was in at the defeat of Churubusco. I hear
that Clay and all the other prisoners will now soon
be released. Yours, &c. g. w. k. I
Tacubaya, Aug. 29, 1847.
The peace commissioners met again yesterday, and
at a point nearer this place. Nothing positive in re
lation to the proceeding ot this second meeting has
transpired some say that everything went on smooth
ly, others say not, which is tolerably strong proof
that but little is known one way or the other in rela
tion to the deliberations. The new commissioner, Ber
nardoCouto, was present as was also Atristain. The
latter is represented as a tool of Mackintosh's; but if
he can do anything towards bringing about a peace
this makes no difference. They say that in the city
they indulge the hope that the commissioners will
agree upon the Nueces ana boundary. This is carry
ing the stakes and stones a little to Far. "Give them
an inch and they'll take an ell" is applied to many
people in the world give a Mexican an inch and he'll
take at least seven.miles and a half
I must close this letter in haste, as a messenger has
just come in to say that the express man is about to
start. You shall be kept informed of everything.
Youre, &c. (i. w k.
By Telegraph for the Cincinnati Commercial
L.ATEII I ItOH EUHOPE.
ARRIVAL OF THE FRENCH STEAMER
UNION.
MORE IlEA VY FAILURES IN LONDON.
Farther Depression in the Corn Market.
. New York, Sept. 16, 8 P. M,
By the arrival of the French Stearmer Union,
this afternoon Paris papers of the 19th, and
London dates of the 27th ultimo, have been re
ceived. At London on the 23d, the Corn market had
given way, and the'suspension of the Messrs.
W. Robinson & Co., Premier of the Bank of
England, had a very injurous effect upon busi
ness. London, Aug. 27th. .
The news from Mark Lane, received since
our market of the 23d, is very unfavorable; and
another well known house has suspended; the
liabilities of which, are said to amount to one
hundred and fifty thousand pounds sterling.
It being generally understood that the direc
tors of the Bank of England, are about to -reduce
the rate of interest to five per cent, the
Money market Is somewhat easier.
The papers received contain no political
news of moment.
The Union having the Small Tox on board,
was detained at the Quarantine.
By Telegraph to Cincinnati for the LouLivilie Cour.
ADDITIONAL NE VS by the S TEAMEIi.
Decline in Wheat and Provision.
POTATO CROP ABUNDANT.
Philadelphia, SepU 17. ,
Last night I forwarded all the foreign news,
markets, &c, that came to hand prior to 11
o'clock, but until this morning I have not been
able to get any quotations of the London mar
kets. ' '
In the papers received I do not find any po
litical news worth telegraphing. In addition to
the failures reported last night, are those of
Woolly, Custdan & Co., Lyon & Finney, and
Dixon & Co. The amount of their liabilities is
not stated."
At London on the 27th Amencm Flour,
ranged from 21 to 27 shillings. Wheat was 1
to 2 sbillings lower than the currency of the
19th. The Potatoe crop promised an abundant
yield. . .
Business was generally depressed and a want
of confidence in the corn trade was generally
experienced.
The steamer Cricket exploded in the Thames
killing six persons. The attempt to get off the
steamer Great Britain has again failed, though
assisted by a steamer of G30 horse power.
This mammoth vessel is now abandoued to her
fate.
The Duke of Frasliu, Fecr of France", assas
sinated his wife w ho was the mother of nine
children. The Duke was cast into prison were
he committed suicide by taking a quantity of
arsenick. .
The Corn markets of the Kingdom were very
much depressed. At Liuerick, Ireland, Corn
was offered fur freight, and new Wheat 13
pence for stone (14 pounds) without finding
purchasers.
CQ-The libilities of the house of Prime,
Ward J- Co., of New York, are between one
and two millions of dollars, a large part of
which is understood to be held by the Barings,
who hate protected many of their bills. The
assets are said to be large, and the deficiency in
the end will not be very great. The house had
been employed by Jacob Little to purchase a
large amount of Railroad Stocks, but when
they were delivered was not able to pay for
them. In one hour Mr. Little raised three
hundred thousand dollars to meet the failure,
but the exertion was too great for his physical
system. As soon as he met the obligation he
fainted, There are strange incidents, some
times, in the life of a Wall street broker. .
CQThe Louisville Journal of Friday says:
The Natives National Convention assembled
in Philadelphia on Friday. We have the first
day's proceeding. The nomination of candi
dates for the Presidency and Vice Presidency
had been discussed, but no course had been
adopted. A resolution for nominating Gen.
Taylor, to be supported by the Native Amer
icans in 1848, bad been negatived.
C3-The Wheeling Times says that the plan
for the bridge across the river at that point, has
been agreed upon. It is to be supported by
two towers on each bank, 1010 feet from center
to center,-100 feet above the floor of the bridge.
The contracts for the work have all been let,
and the Times is under the impression that the
bridge will be built within a year.
Election in Wisconsin. The election for
a delegate to Congress from Wisconsin jhook
place, in that territory ,on Monday of last week.
The candidates were Tweedy, WTiig, and strong
Loco. As far as heard from, the gains for the
Whig candidate were large, and it is quite
probable, judging from the returns thatwe have
seen, that he has beaten his opponent.
The Union says that Gen. Kearney arrived
in Washington last Friday. He reported him
self the next day to the President, and to the
Department of War. Col. Fremont waser-;
pected to anive in a few days.

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