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THE EVANSVILLE JOURNAL,
PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY WM. 11. CHANDLER & CO. The Tri-Wlekly Joir.nal is published on Tues days, Thursdays, and Saturdays, at 4,00 per annum, in advance. The Weekly Journal is published on Thursdays, at $'2,00 per annum, in advance. FOR PRESIDENT: ZACIIAHY TAYLOIl. CITY OP EVANSVILLE: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 88, 184 T. CCjpWe were not present at the meeting last night and do not therefore know what was done. We suppose the Secretary will report. CO" Several of our citizens have enquired of us what amount of Stock our citizens are ex acted to take in the Telegraph to secure an office at this point. We cannot answer the question, but Mr. O'Reilly will be in this place one day this week, and then no doubt we shall learn all the particulars. We cannot think the amount of stock required of us will be very large, but whatever it is we hope it will be subscribed. Our merchants and business men have commenced to build up a city, and they will not of course be frightened off by trifles. The Telegraph of itself may not increase our population 100 per cent, in a year, but it will do its share towards it; and we must take the chances as they are offered. CCf Messrs. Foster & Jonhson are open ing their stock of fall and winter goods, which, judging from a hasty glance we were able to get at their establishment on yesterday, we thould say is large and well assorted for this market. These gentlemen are old merchants and well known to the back counties, and, what is gratifying to them and their friends, highly esteemed in their business by the trad ing community. Those who want cheap goods fcliould not fail to give them a call, and see if they cannot be saved a trip up the river. "Murder will out." We see in a recent number of the Philadelphia Sun, a most extra ordinary exempliration of this adage. It will be remembered that the body of a female was found, in Camden county, N. J., with marks of violence upon it, which left no earthly doubts that the deceased had been murdered. A mer chant of Philadelphia, suspecting the remains to be those of a female named Mary Ann Wil Hams, formerly a resident of Indiana, wrote to the Governor of this State, and has recently received a letter in reply, disclosing the follow ing facts, which may eventually lead to the de tection and conviction of the murderer: It ap pears that a murder was committed in Indiana, borne three years since, and the individuals sus pected of its commission tried and acquitted. In the examination of the witnesses, residing near the spot, it was observed that one, a Mrs. Williams, manifested by tears and otherwise, feigns of deep feeling; and of this, which was attributed to timidity, no particular notice was taken at the time. It is now supposed, that it resulted from cognisance of the crime. It also appears, that a man named Williams, a labor er employed by a farmer residing near the above place, frequently exhibited evidences of distress of mind, and had casually remarked that he dreamed that he had murJered his wife, and buried her in a garden. A few days after the publication of the letter from the merchant in Philadelphia, in the papers of the place, this man sudde nly disappeared and has not since been heard from. From this chain of circum stantial evidence, Gov. Whitcomb writes that there can be no reasonable doubt, that Williams committed, or was connected with, the original murder in Indiana, and having left the State, afterwards murdered his wife to pre vent a disclosure of his participation in the crime. Measures have been taken for the pur suit and arrest of Williams, and if conviction results, we can say, that there is not a more extraordinary illustration in the annals of crime, of the certainty of justice. CCjTThe Union of Monday, says that Major General Wm. O. Butler of Ky., has so far ra- covered from the wounds which he received at Monterey, that he proposes immediately to join the army in Mexico. Vermont. The new Senate of Vermont will stand Whigs, 21; Locos, 9. The House will be Whig by, perhaps, a still larger majority, Our loss in killed, wounded and missing on the 19th and 20th is 1,066, of whom 13 are offi cers: 122 rank and file were killed. The Mex ican loss in killed, wounded and missing is "at least 15,000. CC? Col. Doniphan's Regiment consisted of 1000 men. When they returned home, each of them received 8630 for his pay, horses, &c, and his land scrip besides, so that the expedi tion costsin these particulars, $750,000, three fourths of a million of money. Patriotism. The Richmond Whig says that Gen. Franklin Pierce, of New Hamp- .IiirA ivtimn the TTnimi lina rpnpntl v hern eo u...., .-.w.. - -. . O rif J ing, required, as a sina qua non, before he lould go to Mexico, six months pay aud rations in advance. , T 17t kiwi "Warn 4.4fl A Crt urday the probability of the election of Twee dy, whig, over Strong, loco, in Wisconsin. We have now the satisfaction to announce that he ha3 succeeded by an overwhelming ma jority. We rejoice at this because of the utter bad character of Strong, who is pronounced by his party to be "a rowdy, a drunkard and gam bler." Strong was too strong for the strong stomachs of the loco focos themselves, and since his defeat they are now throwing hot shot at him with a hearty good will. Hear what the Racine Advocate says of him: The nomination of Moses M. Strong was most unfortunate he ought not to have been our candidate; for whatever may be his real qualities, (and we are not among those who think ill of him,) his character was bad. A very general an almost universal impres sion prevailed that he was a rowdy, a drunkard and gambler, and that he had proved himself untrust-worthy, in pecuniary matters.as a pub lic officer. And this being the case, it was natural, and indeed proper, that the Democra cy who entertained this belief should reject him. CGFA monster inhuman form by the name oillarker, residing in this county, was arrested on Friday night last at the mouth of Green river, on the charge of committing a rape on his own daughter, a girl of about thirteen years of age. He was brought to town and tried on Satur day, found guilty and sentenced to twenty -one years imprisonment in the Penitentiary. The daughter was in Court and gave evidence against him. Three persons confinedin our jail forsome time on the charge of larceny, confessed their guilt. They have not received their sentence yet. California. The St. Louis Republican of last Thursday says, "A letter was received in this city, yesterday; from Monterey, in Cali fornia, dated on the 19th of July a little more than two months on the way. It represents' , , , : . , ' , the country as perfectly quiet. The weather, wasso cold at that date, that it was impossi- ble to sleep without one or two blankets, and , large fires were necessary in the evening. As we said yesterday, in all our recent accounts from California, there is every thing to deter emigrants from leaving our own fine country, ! which arrived here by special express via llue- to cast their lots in so miserable a land as Cal-1 Jutla' nJ J take advantage of the departure, al .. . , , i most at this very moment, of a vessel bound lfomia or Oregon. The statements of this let- to your port to transmit you a copy of it. It ter, in regard to California, confirm our lm- pressions, and represent a life there, as any thing but agreeable.' fired in Washington City on the 18th, by or- BVj0" vv.as Jthwilh Pe.n with Tri)' , . .. . , .'and I have just been assured that up to yester- derof the President, we suppose, in honor of.day u progressed very satisfactorily. Gen. Scott's late victories. The Baltimore J Very shortly a treaty of peace, it is expected, Patriot says the Marine Band played National j will be concluded. The principal articles are airs in tne rresldeni'sgroniirts for ih pismire tnfollowhic , . - b , .1 " The Unite-d States snail restore to Mexico of Mr. Polk! hat an occasion for deep and-Uht California together with all the ports, sad reflection! Who brought on the war, wil-J cities, and towns which the American forces fully and against the express requirements of, the Constitution? The man to whom the Band was playing pleasing airs! To whom is justly chargeable the death of the thousands of gal lant and noble spirits which this war has pre maturely sent into another world, leaving wid ows, orphans, sistersand mothers, and brothers and fathers to mourn their loss in heart-stricken sorrow? The man before whom the Band was ' ing merry music! "Nero fiddled while j & J 1 mak Rome was burning." If Mr. Polk had dressed ' i the White House in mourning for the gallant j General Valencia marched to Toluca where dead, and requested the Band to have played ' hf publicly declared that .he would not recog . . , i -wu mze Santa Anna as President of the Republic, solemn air s to correspond, people might have ! , . ,f. i v given him credit for feeling something of the great national bereavement which he had caus ed, and for evincing some sympathy for those whose weepings and wailings are the result, in part, of the unconstitutional manner in which he brought on the war and the imbecile man in which he has conducted it! But what cares a stoic, a stock or a stone, or the personifica tion of either, for the weepings and wailings of the human and the bereaved? The St. Louis Reveille has the following hit at the copper-mining mania which exists in certain sections: "A snake of the coprr-head species was kil- ed a few days since near Princeton, New Jer sey. We understand that a company was im mediately formed upon the spot for mining purposes." Peaches. We see it stated that the "Rey nold Farm," which Mr. Clay visited during his late visit East, will net to the family 640,000 from the sale of Peaches in Philadelphia, this year. This is certainly a fair business tran saction, r Progress of Temperance. Among the re markable occurrences happening daily in out midst was one of a most cheerin'i character that took place yesterday. It will no doubt gladden the hearth of all those who pledge themselves on paper that they will not drink liquor when they want it. A barrel of whiskey was found without an owner or a claiment at the corner of Camp and Thalio streets. Some dogs are so cunning that they wont eat poisened sausa- ces that are thrown daily into the streets for their destruction. Can it be from the same instinct of self-preservationthat this .fdrlorn barrelof wbuiey is found without any one to - ' .1 V,rt r 1. to" '? f ' 1J,V , UVJ liVllll9 Ul LM lit 1 J 1 1 ' tU. , . . COThe potato rot has made itsappearance in Grafton county, New Hampshire. MEXICO. Below we copy an extra issued from the office of La Patria, the Spanish paper published in New Orleans, late on the even ing of the 15th. It will be seen that the writer of the letter from the city of Mexico states that the commissioners on the part of the U. States have consented to relinquish the Cali fornias to Mexico and the establishment of the boundary of the Rio Grande ! The Louisville Journal thinks the writer was imposed upon by a mere rumor or a hoax, and says: We do not believe that any such treaty has beenj agreed on, because we do not believe that Mr. Trist was empowered to consent to such terms and because the commissioners on the part of our Government would not have assumed the responsibility of such terms without specific instructions frrom Washington. By the arrival here, yesterday, of the schoo ner Charran.from Tampico the 15th inst., we have received most interesting intelligence from the capital, contained in our usual cor respondence from the former city. Treaty of Peace Principal Articles. Our fellow-citizens will learn with the high est satisfaction, that, contrary to predictions ireeiymade here, peace will positively bb the result of the present negotiation between the Mexican Government and Mr. Trist. We learn that the utmost harmony prevails between the high functionaries deputed by Santa Anna and his cabinet to listen to the proposals of our Government through the commissioner at Gen. Scott's headquarters. The outlines of a treaty of peace are said to have been drawn, and agreed to, by the agents of the contracting parties, of which the two most important are the following: 1st. The United States shall restore to Mexico the Cali fornias: 2d. The United States shall forever keep Texas, whose boundaries shall be exten ded to the left bank of the Rio Grande, or Rio Bravo del Norte, including Matamoros, which shall be brought into fhe United States territo ry, by means of a canal to be constructed forth with. Our correspondent has been assured that the above are facts, which certainly prove an un usual magnanimity on the part of the United States, who thereby consents to abandon her conquest without arcely a visable inJornni. ty conquests which cost her so much blood and treasure. But we give the public the le"er,so " due judgement may be passed thereon: Tampico, Sent. 5, 48-47. I have just received a letter from Mexico, is to this effect: Mexico, Aug, 29, 1S47. Esteemed Friend: I have already informed you that Gen. Scott proposed a suspension of armson the21st,and that it was followed by occupy in our territory, The United States shall forever retain the State of Texas, whose limits shall extend to the left bank of the Rio Bravo del Norte, com prising Matamoros, by means of a canal, which shall be made for that purpose." In respect to this latter point, it appears that nothing definitive has been agreed upon. It has been found impossible to assemble Congress, consequently, a iunta of "notables"' will be formed, for the express purpose ot re- j.n3 lhe trefat There are other articles, es thev are of secondarv lmDortance. thev Ihereare other articles, but not pi ven are nor as commander-in-chief: and he proposed to asssmble troops for the purpose of attacking the capital. Subsequently, however, it ap pears, he surrendered himself to the Govern ment, bv whom he has been sent prisoner to Guadalupe, where he is to be brought before a court martial. General Alvarez is announced as intending to re-assemble his troops, for the purpose of at tacking the Americans on the first favorable opportunity. Gen. Paredes, it is stated, is marching on the capital with a respectable force, which he has succeeded in bringing together, with a view to assist his countrymen. This he persists in do ing, notwithstanding the order that has been transmitted to him from Santa Anna to quit the country to return again to the place of his exile. Gen. Sales. I have just seen a communica tion from Gen. Sales, dated from Coayacan, where he remained a prisoner, in tins ne oe darcs that it was by the unskillfulncss of Va lencia and the. cowardice of Torrejon that Jhe battle of Contreras was lost, lorrejon, instead of obeving the order of Salas, which directed him to charge the Americans with his cavalry, pusillanimously fled, and in this manner brought ruin and destruction on our iniantry. This is positively the latest news Irom the capital but I expect at every moment the re ceipt of more of still greater interest, which will enter more into detail. J". The above news, which we have riven to the public the moment it came to hand, is really of a character which is calculated to proauce strangely conflicting feelings among Ameri cans. The abandonment of California, after all that has been said, is a great sacrifice to be made to the Genius of Peaces peace for which we are all anxious, (GF It is stated by the Washington corres. pondent of the Ohio Statesman that the miss ion to Naples has been tendered to Col. Wm. Medill, of Ohio, now. Commissioner of Indian Affairs. 03The notorious Madame Restell, ofN. York, was bailed out of jail, on Saturday last, by a Mr. Day, who swore that he was worth 28,000 in real estate, that he was indemnified against lost and that he received a compensa tion for becoming bail. Mr. Day was secured in Treasury Notes to the amount of $10,000 ; and received Sl,000 bonus- From Gen. Taylor's Armt. The latest in telligence we have seen from Gen. Taylor's ar-! my is contained in, the following copied from the New Orleans Picayune of the 12th. We learn with regret that Brigadier Gen. Hopping died at Mier on the 1st inst. The brigade under his command at Mier has been broken up; the 10th infantry garrisoning Mat amoros and Camargo, and the 16th infantry Cerralvo and Monterey. Gen. Lane's brigade" was at the mouth of the river, expecting to embark about the 8th inst. Gen. Cushing arrived at Matamoros on the 3d, accompained by Lt. Col. Abbott. Gen. C. is concentrating his brigade, as the several de tachments come down, at 1 Sabinito, near Palo Alto. Deas's battery, which was to have ac companied Gen. Cushing, has been ordered to remain with Gen. Wool, at the express request of the latter. Despatches have passed through Matamoros for Gen. Marshall, at Monterey, to proceed to Vera Cruz without delay. Col. R. E. Temple arrived at Matamoros on the 1st inst., with four companies of his regi ment, the 10th infantry. The Flag says that Col. Tibbatts, who was proceeding from Mier to Monterey with six companies of the 16th infantry, escorting a train, was attacked by a large party of Mexi cans near Ramos, and succeeded in driving them off with a loss of two wounded. Col. Tibbatts and his men were under fire for some time, and conducted themselves with great in trepidity. Intelligence was received at Buena Vista on the 20th of August, in a letter from San Luis Potosi, by the way of Parras, that Gen. Scott's column had marched from Puebla. and two days afterwards a rumor reached there ; Bank of England has not escaped its share of ft. v.P " laf MTexico- , b,aine and there win a general despair of The Flag says that Mr. E, B. Lundy and amendment until it displays a spirit of improv Mons. Montilly, who were taken prisoners ed liberalitv and accommodation. " some four weeks since by Caryajal, have been Among the manufacturers, the difficulty of set at liberty, and arrived at Matamoros on the obtaining money has been felt with peculiar 3d inst. They state that they were liberated ; severity, and several larce mills have been com- oy representing tney were not Americans. They were taken as far as Tula. Mr. L. says ; that Gen. Urrea left that place a few davs 5um.:,vwui men, ior me purpose oi tan-, Camargo and Mon- terey j. The funds opened firmly on Thursday morn- Thericavune, of the date from which the ' jng. nd remained without alteration until the above is taken contains several letters from its ; Jl'? fnJ S?UItifwhf n U'tf ,...,, , i vanceu to bvg, at which thev stood until the correspondent at the headquarters of Gen. announcement made at the breaking up of the Wool, at Buena Vista. We extract the fol- court, that loans would be granted, until the lowing: l-lth f October, upon stock exchequer bills of . , ,. . exchange, at the reduced rate of 5 percent, has The mutiny in the North Carolina regiment, been confirmed by the later reports, and is has been effectually quelled. A number of the hoped the measure mav produce a centrally officers of the regiment signed a petition to the useful effect. Last evening there was an im Colonelto resign, which he very properly re- j provement of i o i per cent in Consols, the fused to listen to, but laid it before Gens. Cush-! quotations being 87 j a 2 for money, end &Si a ing and Wool, lt was considered by the com-' j for account. manding general that there was a participation I The bullion of the Bank has dr-crrascd dur ni the mutiny, and two of the signers were dis- ing the month 5 10,618, the amount now held honorably discharged from the service. As t being 9,239,618. soon as this was known. 17 officers tendered! . their resignations, but, after 24 hours, thought better of it, and begged leave to withdraw, ex pressing all due contrition, and leave was gran ted. The three regiments have all been sepa rated; the North Carolina ordered to the rear and the Virginia to the front. The soldier who was wounded by Col. Paine at the time he shot at the mutineers, was a Virginian, and has been WilLI l,y Jiihtntl mm tlio-oculuc. Gen. Wool received intelligence from good authority, authentic source, it is supposed, an nouncing that there were 2,000 troops at Mrz apil, and reiterating the same Teports that had I previously been received. Stating further that Urrea and some ol his engineers had been down to Buena Vista in disguise reconnoitering, and that it was intended to-surprise us bv a night attack. At nearly the same time a report was j received Irom the ralomas rass announcing that there were about 2,000 troops at San An tonia about twenty-five miles from the Palo mas. In view of all these reports, although no great confidence was placed iithem by Gen. Wool, he considered it proper toVidopt all pre cautionary measures to guard against any sud den movement. An express was sent down to Gen. Taylor to apprise him of the reports the North Caro lina regiment were ordered to Ariskc's mill, on the hill two miles from Saltillo, with an order to throw out a proper guard in Minon's Pass, on the left of their encampment. Capt. Ruck er, with one company of drasrons, was also or dered on picket duty in the neighborhood of the town, and Capt. Prentiss was ordered out on the hill commanding the town, with his heavy battery of two iron 18-pounders and two brass twelves. Everything was perfectly quiet la3t night, however, and no new reports nave been received this morning. Gejt Urrea has issued the following address to the "American Invaders:" Soldiers and Volunteers of the American Ar my! The war that you carry on against Mexi co is the most unjust and barbarous that can be conceived. Civilized nations de' -st it they do not see in you the defendersof he rights of an injured country, but merely the iools of a man without foresight, without calculation who, to obtain an unfortunate celebrity, has not feared seriously to compron i at a great peo ple. Do not doubt it. Every sensible Amer ican will consider this war one of the most atrocious nature sent by Tol': to Mexico, and essentially iniquitous, becau- it is yandalic, and belies the severe republican principles that you all profess, because it serves to convert the children of Washington and Franklin into rob bers and assassins. Sons of America! Let the world see you in a better light than the miserable and odious character you now represent. Do not serve any longer the caprice of a man destitute of vir tue or' good feeling. Abandon his lines, be cause they are not those of honorable men throw yourselves into the arms of the Mexican nation, who, magnanimous and forgiving, will forget the injuries you have committed. Here you will find ground to cultivate, an honest occupation whereby to gain the necessaries of life without great latigue. iou will find the sympathies of a generous people, and the tran quility of conscience otherwise not to be ob tained; because the man who a .tacks and des troys the principle of Universal Moral, which brings together nations as it does individuals, cannot obtain it. Soldiers and Volunteers ! Come to us, and abandon the cause of crime I wait your ap pearance and will receive you as brothers. v JOSEPH URREA. Tula de Tamaulipas, Aug. 12, ISIS. COT We annex a few additional items of foreign news by the Britannia, which came to hand by this morning's mail. Gen. Armstrong and Hon. Mr. Winthrop were among her pas sengers: The wreck of the barque Canton, of Hull, with the loss of 300 emigrants, is reported to have taken place upon the west coast of Scot land. ; , The British islands have, "within the'" last week or ten days, been visited bva succession of disastroas hurricanes, which have caused in calculable damage to the shipping. Notwithstanding the npeech of I,ord Palnvr ston, on the subject of Spn'h bouds, there is but little fear entertained in England, thai an appeal will be made to the ultinwturYi. The overland mail from India had been rc ceived. The general state of the. country "was satisfactory. Trade was depressed at Calcutta and Bombay, but brighter prospects cheered ihe merchants, from the favorable state of ihe crops, The Britannia also takes JC 12,000 in feptxie. The Sarah Sands sailed from tM-j j ort yes terday. . Notwithstanding that the funds have con tinued tolerably steady since the departure of the last steamer, a fearful pressure has been felt in the money market, deeply affecting, if not entirely paralysing every branch of trade and manufactures. This distressing state of relaxed monetary circulation has been follow ed by several heavy failures, many of which, from the character and position of the houses, have spread the utmost alarm among the whole trading community. Whatever may be the immediate causes polled to stop. Were the evilbelieved to have reached the climax, the sanguine might indulge in something like retarning confidence. But whlie improvement seems K-mou. r 1. pair continues to usnrn th nlar nf hoiw ANOTHER BRITISH OUTRAGE ON THE AMERICAN FLAG. The whaling bark Topmunnet, Capt. Tilton, ofSippican, arrived at that port on Friday, r .1.- T - 1 ? - . . , r, . i, 1 umn u,e imuan wcean' Pul 1:110 ueifaa 1,1 distress, 27th May, 1816, where the immnm- tWAnitmBFli' were crossly lulu tcl by an officer and boat's crew of H. B. M. steam er Styx. The particulars, as related by Terry W. Hall, the officer in command of the Ameri can vessel at that time, and corroborated by the protest of Captain Tilton, are as follows: Upon the arrival of the Topmunnet at St. Helena, Capt. Tilton and his first officer went on shore, leaving the vessel under the com mand of Mr. Hall, the second officer. Sever al of the crew were also on shore for medical aid, and among them a boat-stcerer named Ed ward Marsh, a native of New York, as appears by the shipping papers, who had been shipped before the U. S. Consul at Fayal. Shortly af ter the departure of Capt. Tilton, a boat's crevr from the Sit x, under the command of a British officer, armed and in uniform, and accompan ied by Marsh, the boatsteerer above named, came along side the Topmunnet, when the of ficer came on deck and stated to Mr. Hull that Marsh had shipped on board II. M. steamer Styx, and demanded his clothes and bedding. Mr! Hall declined to comply with the request, stating that the vessel had been left in his charge, and that he could not consent to have anything taken from her without an order from Captain Tilton. The British officer then or dered his boat's crew to come on board the Popmunnet, accompanied by Marsh, when the officer and Marsh went below, took possession of the clothes and bedding which they placed in the boat, and returning with it to the Styx, immediately put to sea. Mr. Hall protested to the last'against these proceedings, and forth with reported the facts . to Capt, Tilton on shore, who immediately entered a formal pro test before the U. S. Consul at St. Helena, against this flagrant outrage, and representing the detriment that must in consequence result to the voyage from the loss of the services of the boatsteerer, at a time wlien several of the crew were reduced by sickness. We learn that the facta have been officially communicated, to the government at Washington, and we trust that a prompt investigation and satisfactory reparation will be demanded by the proper au thorities. Aew Bedford Mercury. A Noble Act. Col. Louis D. Wilson, of the 12ih Infantry, who lately died in Mexico, bequeathed to the "chairman of the county court of Edgcomb, (his native county,) in North Carolina, and to his successor in officer forty thousand dollars, to be applied to the support of the poor of said county." . (CrThe Telegraph between New Orleans and Montgomery will be in operation in a few days, and the whole line between New Orleans and Washington City in about a mouth. :.