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breast.' . Roswitha blushed as she saw how closely the stringer had followed her, and more deeply at his words. Her parents saluted him courteously ; but when he announced his name as Oswald Count Von Belten, the face of the old man brightened, and he warmly gasped his hand. * Thy father and I,' ho cried, ‘were fellow soldiers. Hast thou never heard him sneak of Fabian?’ 1 ‘ Often !’ answered tho Count. ‘ I have heard him tell how the timely succor of Fabian, his brave comrade, saved him from defeat—perhaps from death. He thinks you dead. But you shall go to him, and talk over the days ofbattle. And if I can persuade your lovely daughter to go with me also, as my bride, to lighten with her presence a home that has been but dull heretofore, I am sure I shall never fear ennui again!’ We have no time to dwell on the count’s woo ing. But it sped well j and when Roswitha, with both her parents, accompanied him to his castle, where his own father lived, they formed n happy household. The atory ol their wander ing over the Schalkstein mountain, and the find ing such unexpected treasure, served often to amuse those who caine to visit them. I he treasure still remains buried—according to popular rumor—in the bosom of the moun tain. _THE NEW“ERA. What is it but a Map of busy Life ?— Cowper. Portsmouth, Va. SATURDAY, M AY 16, 1846. OUR FLAG! TREE TRADE—LOW DUTIES—NO DEBT—SE •ro56I,1,9N FUoM BANKS—ECONOMY—RE To'tHE CONSTiTUTION."'0'1' AUHE,lENCE MUCH TO DO. On our return to our editorial duties we find much to do, and we have but little time to do it in, if we were to undertake the task to-day, so we shall defer all till our next paper. We can not do justice to our numerous friends if we notice their favors now. To our Representative in Con gress, Mr. Atkinson, for his considerate attention to us through the mail, and his most agreeable politeness to us while in Washington, we are deeply indebted. To our friends at home we bring welcome and cheering news. The dark pall which has so long hung over their hopes, has, as we have here tofore predicted, been withdrawn, never, we be lieve, to interpose its withering influence again. We feel convinced that the mechanics of Ports mouth have never had a truer friend to their in terests than is the present Secretary of the Navy, as they will all admit, when they see his policy developed. We shall take an early opportunity to speak of that policy, and place him fairly before the people. This is the people's press, and it shall go for the masses—others may support a different and peculiar interest. We shall do jus tice to ALL:_The Editor. FIRE IN NORFOLK. The large and extensive establishment of Messrs. Plume & Co., ship Chandlers, in Nor folk, on Wide Water street, head of Roanoke Sqaare, was consumed by fire this morning. The fire broke out about 10 o’clock, and was occasion cd by spontaneous combustion, from damp oakum and old Junk stored in the loft. The goods in the first and second stories were saved. The house and property both insured in the Mutual to the full amount. THE NATIONAL FAIR. I he building erecting for the accommodation of this magnificent display of American manufac tures, is well worth a visit to the city of Wash ington of itself, but when it will be filled with the various articles of American manufacture, sci ence and ingenuity, it ought to command the at tendance of every American citizen, whether whig or democrat, who can possibly and conve niently get to Washington. The results which will ultimately flow from this exhibition, will be of momentous importance to the whole country, and all should be, and can be enlightened on the subjeet by a visit to the Capitol during the Fair. Our old friend Mitchell, we see has made every preparation to take up citizens from this section at the lowest possible charge. PUBLICATIONS. No. 1. of "The Talisman and Odd-Fellows’ Magazine," edited by Theophilua Fisk, Esq., is before os. It is filled with a variety of interesting reading matter. The well known talents of the Editor, with the extreme cheapness of the work, will ensure an extensive circulation. It is pub lished semi-monthly at one Hollar per annum. Washington, May 13, 1846. THE CRISIS—THE NAVY, &c. The banner of war has been unfurled by the Constitutional authority of the country. In tho language of Mr. Calhoun, ** a curtain has fallen upon the future,” and we of course are at sea upon an ocenn whose bounds are unknown, and in what haven the ship of State may be finally moored who can tell? The excitement in and out of Congress, is very great, yet we have not seen one man who was not willing to meet the crisis. The bill whieh passed the House of Rep resentatives on Monday last, has passed tho Sen-' ate, and received, ere this hour, the signature of the President. I rejoice in this, as I firmly be lieve that the promptitude with which the bill was passed, will have the effect of bringing to gether the different parts of our country, patting ns in a proper state of defence on land and sea. and more than all, as it will show to Eorope that neither oar people, nor their Representatives, are afraid of acting and votisg for every emergency that may arise out of a war, that, ere it doses, may involve us in conflict with the veterans of Europe. Let our citizens now train themselves to look upon theeubject with calm and determined minds while their hardy sinews are framing the tough oak to sustain our armaments upon the water, let them train themselves to tho use of arms, to be employed on land. Order* will shortly be received in Portsmouth to fit for sea the various vessels now lying at our Yard, and to launch the St. Lawrence, which we have bo often and so earnestly urged upon the Government. If that advice had been taken we would now have had an empty ship-house to lay down the frame of another vessel; it is useless now to look back, however, but it is our duty to press “onward ”—we feel certain that oorskilful mechanics will aoon launch her in her deatined element, and aoon be ready to meet every emer gency. We regret to see an article in the Beacon of Tuesday, reflecting upon the Secretary of the ^avy.forthe Letter of that functionary published in this paper of last Saturday. The positions as aumed hy the writer of that article are not true in fact—in every particular—and what are true are so perverted aa to convey false ideas to the reader. We enter this “ caveat ” against the articlo of the Beacon until such time as we will bn at our desk to put this matter right, as the Secretary of the Navy, is correct on this sub ject. 1 wo o clock P. M.—The Private Secretary of the President has just announced to the House that he has signed the bill for the acceptance of 50,000 volunteers, and appropriating $10,000,000 to meet the expenses, and also a bill to increase the rank and file of the Army, which will put at his disposal an effective land force of 65,000 men. We have no disposition or inclination to write, as our columns will present all the facts of inter est which transpire here. We will close this ar ticle with the Prayer offered by the Rev. Septi mus Tuston, chaplain, delivered in the House on Monday morning, after the nows was received of tho loss of a detachment of Gen. Taylor’s troops. Mr. Tuston is one of the purest Christians, ablest Divines, and most sterling patriots that we have the pleasure of being acquainted with. THAYER. 9re8* (*0<1! Thou art our God, and we will praise I hee—Our fathers’ God, and we will ex alt Theo. We bless thy name for that heavenly tnspiraltpn which led our forefathers, of precious and glorious memory, to pronounce these colonies “ frefi and independent States.” We bless thy name for that success which, through thy bles sing, crowned their patriotism and their valor. In the present conjuncture of our national affairs, wo earnestly invoke the same guidance and pro tection. Our prayer is. that the triumphs of our beloved country may always be triumphs of peace: but now that, in the order of thy Providence, we have been brought in collision with one of the powers of the earth, we beseech Thee to be our shield and buckler, and the sword of our dofence, and grant that victory, if possible, unstained with biood. may alight upon our banner. Bestow npon our rulers and legislators wisdom to devise, and dispositions to adopt, such measures as shall serve to secure tho speedy restoration of peace and ami ty. Encircle our army with the arm of thy Pro vidence as with a mighty shield, and in every emergency mercifully interpose to encompass ils deliverance and triumph, and to prevent the re currence of scenes of violence and blood. Forgive our national sins, and finally, through abounding mercy, number ns among the nations of the saved through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen. NEWS—W AR 7 We bring no earlier news from the seat of war than was received in town by the mail previous, no mail having been received, at Washington from the Camp opposite Matamoras up to Thurs day evening. We learned informally on that evening, the following facts which we take from Telegraphic news of the Baltimore Sun. We rejoice to state that at every point and in every quarter, where we have had an opportunity of hearing the very best spirit prevails. All are ready to back the Declaration of Congress, and respond to tho Proclamation of the President, which wo copy in to-day’s paper ; and feel ready to “ DEFY THE WORLD IN ARMS.” There is not a dissenting voice in the country, and we have heard of none yet in the towns. The offers for Volunteers are'pouring in upon the President from every quarter. Hurra for the «• Flag of the Free” Messrs. Editors:—I have conversed with Mr. R. L. Ogden, a settler attatehed to the U. 8. Army, who has this moment arrived in a South ern boat. He left Point Isabel en the 28th olt. There were then about 350 men at that post who could he depended on. The armament consisted of two 18 pounders, and 9 six pounders. Every man had a mnakel. 3 The Point was surrounded by a ditch four feet deep and six wuie. They were digging to make it 12 feet wide and 6 deep. Point Isabel was completely cut off from the army, having had no communication for 2 days. The guides started from tho Point for the camp, hut wore compelled to return. The very latest advices left no doubt that General Taylor was completely surrounded. No danger is apprehen ded, however, to our gallant hand, except from starving, they being strongly entrenched. It is said a more gallant officer than Gen. Taylnr never lived. The supposition was that the Texas volunteers from Galveston, by the steamer Monmouth, would be the first to reach Point Isabel. Companies fr™ Flk" and Fo,t WoHd- command of Col. B K. Pierce of First Artillery, and com panies of Infantry from Jefferson Barracks were to leave New Orleans on the 8th, and would probably reach Point Isabel in 70 honrs. Gapt. I hornton and Lieut. Mason wore still missed, without any information as to their safe ty, up to tho evening the last express left the camp. There was no tiding* of them then, and none since. The propeller Florida was expected to be the next to reach New Orleans, ft is said that Gov. Edwards, of Missouri, arrived here this evening direct from Mobile, and states that it was cur rently reported and believed there that Point Isa i was captured. We have advices to the 2d May, and then Point Isabel was safe, but the Jet ,®rr?',e* 00 farther particulars. This comprise* all of the slightest interest, with the exception of military movements at the South. that ha* been received hy the mail. The New Orleans Tropic says:_ “ The 'Telegraph left galvestun on Sunday 3d inst at noun ; at 4 P. M.. met steamship New York about .r»0 miles from Galveston—the Civil ian of th# S>d says, we understand that *he U. S. schr. Flirt was endeavoring to gel ove. the bar into the Brasos Santiago, in order to co-oporate more effectually in the defence of the depot and position at the month or the river Capt. Symp lon, of the A,lert, was assisting in the object, pav ing tak»*n off some of the Flirt’s guns, in order to reduce her d rattghl of water. The steamer Mon mouth left on Friday last, for Brassos Santiago, with a number of volunteers for thn army under Gen. Taylor. 'The short lime of her stay was not sufficient fur many who desire to g., to gel readv ; but others willl doubtless s.»on follow. ‘‘Gen. Johnson has just reached town. He is a soldier in whom our citizens have confidence as a loader, and can doubtless raise a company ur two in Galveston. We doubt not a general and immediate turn-out of the hardy and experienced citizen soldiers of Western Texas, to be foil.,wed by the whole State, as rapidly as the occasion which demands their aarrices shall become known. General Taylor has not cried •' wolf!” until he has seen the animal, and those who go need not fear disappointment in finding the wily beast, as ample opportunity will doubtless present itself to those who desire to do so. on the other side of the Rio Grande if not on this.” (Wf°r the Sent of fVar.—'The New Orleans L Pita of the 7th inst., says:—•• 'The steam pro peller schnoner Augusta, chartered by the govern ment, received on I ard last evening at the Bar racks below the city, tw„ companies of the 1st Regiment of U. S. Artillery, and the company of Mobile Volunteers, under Capt. Desha. T « latter number in all 98 men, and are a fine look ing set of soldiers. 'The troops are now on their way to Point Isabel.” i,ar m JVatchez.—Wo learn from the r roe 1 rader, of ihe 5th inst., that the receipt of the late news from the army produced a very great degree of excitement amongst the communi ty. Several patriotic citizens immediately raided the standard for volunteers, and a number had already enrolled themselves for the war. The same paper adds: ••Wo learn that a requisition pasRed up the river yesterday morning directed to the Governor of this State for our quota of the 8000 men called for by the commander-in-chief. The patriotic sona of Mississippi will respond to this immedi ately, and we should uot be surprised if, before Gov Brown’s order is published, half the number needed were not already raised.1’ terrible explosion AND LOSS OF LIFE. We regret to learn by the Baltimore Sun that the boiler used at the machine shop and foundry of Mr. Watchman, in that city, exploded on Thursday morning last, resulting in the death of a Mr. John Eden, and it is thought fatal injury of Mr. John Bornick. The extensive works of Mr. Watchman are a perfect wreck. We un derstand that the boiler was guarded by one of Evans’ humbug safety valves, which we hereto fore repeatedly denounced before the public. We have pointed the public to the only true and cer tain protector. Ask the Doctor, “ Where are Raub’s Safety Valves ?’• By the President of the United Stales of Ame rica. A PROCLAMATION. Whereas the Congress of the United States, by virtue of the constitutional authority vested in them, having declared by their act, bearing date this day, that, “ by the aot of the republic of Mexico, a state of war exists between that gov ernment and the United States:” Now, therefore, I. JAMES K. POLK, Presi dent of the Lnited States of America, do hereby proclaim the same to all whom it may concern; and I do especially enjoin on all persons holding offices, civil or military, under the authority of the United States, that they be vigilant and zeal ous in discharging the duties respectively incident thereto: and I do moreover exhort all the good people of the United States, as they lovo their country, aB they feel the wrongs which have forced on them tho last resort of injored nations, and as they consult the best means, under the blessings of Divine Providence, of abridging its calamities, that they exert themselves in pre serving order, in promoting concord, in mainiain | ing the authority and the efficacy of the laws, and in supporting and invigorating all the mea-’ suren which may be adopted by the constituted authorities for obtaining a speedy, a just, and an honorable peace. In testimony whereof, ( have hereunto Bet my hand, and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed to theno presents, [r, s.] Done at the city of Washington the thir teenth day of May, one thousand sight hundred and forty-six. and of the indepen dence of the United States the seventieth JAMES K. POLK. By the President: James Buchanan, Secretary of State. OFFICIAL. U. S. Steamer Mississippi, 3 Pensacola Bay, May 14th, 1846. J Sir: I ho mail of this day informs me that hostilities hare commenced on tho part of the Mexicans. I he St. Mary’s, Commander Saun ders, being here on the ere of sailing for Vera Crux, I hare ordered her to proceed forthwith to Braxos St. .Ingo, and report to General Taylor for such duty as he may assign him. A copy of his orders are herewith enclosed. I shall proceed forthwith to Vera Crux, in obe dience to the orders of Commodore Conner, and reports the facts to him. The course I hare tak en with regard to the St. Mary’s will, I hope, meet the approbation of the department. I hare the hosor to be, rery respectfully, your obedient servant, „ „ „ ANDREW FITZHUGH. Hon. George Bancroft, Secretary »f the Nary, Washington, D. C. U. S. .Steamer Mississippi, 3 Pensacola Bay, May 4th, 1846. f Sir: It appears that “war’' is declared by ^lexteo, and hoetililies hare actually commenced. You will he pleased to proceed wtth all posst bl« despatch will, the St. Marys, under your command, trvB/azos St. Jago.or tlm-nearest point to Genera! Taylor’s head quarters ; you will com municate with hint, ami report for such orders ns he may give you, giving him all the aid in yuur power. You will embrace every opportunity of commu nicating with, the honorable Secretary of the Navy and Commodore Conner. Should the brig Law rence he i,u want of provisions, you will supply her as far as you deem prudent. I am, very respectful!'’, your obedient servant, ANDREW FITZHUGH. Com.roander John L. Saunders, Commanding U.S. ship St. Mary’s, Pensacola Bay. We give the following able and just essay of our friend from Accomac an insertion, with much pleasure, and hope the subject rnay meet with that attention which its importance demands. We shall be pleased to hear from “ Libertas’* often. For tho Old Dominion. THE COUNTY COURT SYSTEM. It really does surprise me—I am literally as tonished. that men,/Vee men, should suffer them selves to be imposed upon—should, with their ey-e wide open, acquiesce in the continuance of a system, the operations of which are wholly in compatible with every republican principle. We live in a land where the people are called sover eigns—where there is no rightful authority which does not emanate from them; and yet, we tamely submit to an institution, grossly aristocratic in its origin and in all its tendencies. ] do not, of course.|mean by these remarks, that we should resist it in the exercise of its legitimate functions : that would be a species of radicalism, which can never find favor with a good citizen. But ( do mean to say, that the people should never relax their energies until they shall have removed this incubus which weighs down all independence. Yea, let them go into a convention, and see if the voice of justice is still mute: let them not, for a single moment, abandon the warfare, until the whole system is eradicated forever. We are always ready to cry out against the aristocracy of Ragland, anil other countries of Europe where power is entrusted to a privileged c.ass, and flatter ourselves that we are the only happy people on earth who are free from such de grading trammels. What a vain delusion ? Is not our county court magistracy a privileged class? Invested with extraordinary power, which they hold for life, and which they bequeath to their children and relations, are they not an aristocracy to its most odious sense ? Can England boast a'*y of a deeper dye ? Do we not see it running through families from generation to generation? and are men more competent, have they a better right, merely because they belong to a certain family ? Do we acknowledge the doctrine that there is any one among us, "born to command 7” Have we, the people, any more control over them than the horse over his rider? Are we not bitted end bridled, compelled to receive upon our backs, willing or unwilling it matters not, any one whom a privileged class mny sen proper to invest with the boots and spurs ? Have not the people yet •een enough of its beauties? Have they not behold how charmingly it works, for the benefit of a favored few ? Are they still gazing in stu pefied wonder and perplexity at the magical pro ceaa by which the jedicial ladder is ascended? Are they anxious to witness still farther exhibi tions in the mysterious science of log-rolling? Must we not dare to speak on this subject above a whisper? Are we afraid of being called radi cals?Jet us spurn it with such feelings as be longed to our revolutionary ancestors, when thsy were stigmatized as rebels ! “ He is a freemen whom the truth makes freeand has any man or set of men, •• dressed in a little brief authori ty, a right to suppress its utterance? Let us speak out boldly upon this great question If the people are true to themselves, and determined to uphold their independence and dignity of char acter, they will never let it die. They will keep it alive, not for the benefit of politicians ; but, for their own sakes, they will nourish and cherish it till it attains a strength which shall tear down the last pillar that supports this aristocratic fabric. I use the word “ aristocratic,” because it most accurately designates the true nature of an insti tution which is yet imposed upon a democratic community. I hive already alluded to the system as putting over the heads of the people an irresponsible, self-elected body—a body invested with more powers than any other known to our institutions. In all suits st law and in chancery its jurisdiction is almost without any limit. Its powers in crimi nal cages are exceedingly extensive. It is almost impossible to present an adequate idea of the enor mous influence which it exerts over life, liberty and estate. But, independently of its judicial charaeter, it exercis ; the high legislative power of taxation. It annually levies upon the people just such an amount of tax as it pleases, snd then expends that tax according to such views of the public interest as may enter into the faney of the county court. And hero we rnay observe in full force among us, at this late day, the very princi ple in opposition to whioh tho patriots of the re voluuon look up arms against the mother country. allude to tho principle of taxation without rep resentation They were taxod by Parliament; and why did they resist? Simply because they had nothing to do with the election of those that taxed thorn. In the same maoner, we are taxed l>y n body of menf in the election of whom the people have no voice. I address the inquiry to the descendants of those who fought and died for the glorious principle, that taxation and repre sentation should ever he conbined, and ask if we are now ready to abandon that principle and meekly submit to be taxed by a body of men wholly independent of and irresponsible to us? If they could fight for such a principle, it is to be hoped that we have at least spunk enough to vote for it. But, further: their powers are executive like wise. I will not enter into a discussion of the nice shades of difference bet wen a ministerial and an executive officer; even those who recog nize such a distinction will readily agree, that.^s to the collection of those taxes imposed by the court, the sheriff is to all in.ents and purposes an executive officer. And who is the sheriff? one oj their own number. They make a law raising revenue by the imposition of taxes' (which by the way is the highest power of legit-' lation,) e question arises under that law and they decide it ; it is to be executed, and the sheriff (one of themselves) executes it. Now let me ask the question : what is a des potisml It is where legislative, executive and judicial powers are vjsted in the Barne handa. that wm,out any extravagant use of language, this irresponsible body may be justly called a des potism. Their patronage also is immense. But not to dwell upon the manner in which it is usually die- , lit——^ i^naed, let in consider more esn*«;.iiV.L ..r .h. d.rHM>T. t.,u ,. „K!lf’,Lh;hx; Hs* r*— - «ii «h.r taSittri* jmlted just at much as they do in the elects,* tnembor, ..f Ih. Bo, ^ ’.bX'^f “ f" ‘Ii* ';?c“ *1 >« »nU,; rf • "i* length nf time, during which they hat* ■domed the bench! Perhaps it will be sain that ‘bey are well prepared when their turn come*. May be eo. But alae, very often, inst*afi of g.Ttng us the benefit nf their experienced wisdom, and instead of throwing upon us i|.„ weight of everlasting obligation for their conrte;,_ cension in coming down from their high places among the sages of the judiciary to exercise th„ humble office of sheriff, they farm it; or, t0 Ufc a homelier word to express precisely the same idea—thpy sell it! Yes, they sell it f„r dol lars. Tom. Dick or Harry gets it. by p8yjnt, his money for it. Oh, what a beautiful system— what a democratic, republican, fee and tonal system! Yes, in a land whero officas are ihe free gift of the people, an office, a most respon etble and important office, one in which the pmi. pie are immediately and delicately interested, j» openly sold for money I I hope I shall not offend the people by again suggesting to them the propriety of fleeting- t^e,-r oum njffieeri. It need not cost them a cent more than it does at present; but even if it should, they ought not lunger to submit to the degrada tion to which they are now subjected. The ex pense of a change is ofien held up as a bug-bear to frighten us from our propriety; and from whor,. do wo hear it? Why, from those who are the very persons to be benefitted by things remaining as they are. I must confess that the people are blessed with more folly than I believe them to be, if they cannot manage their own affairs/or themselves as cheaply as others can do it for 1/iem. They may be certain, that they will be duped and oppressed so long as they will blindly suffer it; hut no longer. The remedy is in their own hands, and they have only to apply it. I purpose Raying much more on this subject nt another time. For the present. I ask the peo ple to reflect upon it. LIBERTAS. Accomack County, May 9th, 1846. From the Union of April, 13. FROM THE SOUTH. Last evening’s southern mail brought us no later news from the camp. .We have received the New Orleans papers of the 5th, and they tell! us further of the patriotic spirit and the military arrangements which are prevailing in that city 1'he “ Tropic” states, that on the evening of the th “the splendid Commercial Exchange was crowded by one of the most enthusiastic meeting* ihat ever assembled in Louisiana. The events «>f the last few days have raised a spirit in this community that can never be witnessed, except when calls are made by the stirring events of actual war. Dr. Ker called the meeting to order, and Col. Christy was unanimously chosen chair nan; Maj John Mounlford, P. K. Wagner, A. ^Vler8’ Dowas, aid VV. C. Claib •'ne, vico presidents: D. I. Ricardo, •and U. V. Wagner, secretaries. After the meet ing was organized, a number of speakers volun teered to address it, who were received with great .applause. The following resolutions prepared for the meeting were then offered and adopted unani mously : . “ Whereas hostilities have actually commenc ied between the United States and Mexico ; and; |whoreas our army of occupation upon the frontier .of lex*9, pressed by embarrassments and sur rounded by a superior force, calls for immediate .assistance; and whereas Louisiana has ever been prompt in her action on emergencies like the present— “ Resolved, That as Louisianians, we will' immediately respond to the call of Brigadier General Taylor, and without a moment’s delay place at hie command tour regiments of infantry as required. Resolved, T hat as Americans, it behooves ns to forget all differences of opinion, and only to remember that our country’s honor is in danger. “ Resolved, That we point with pride to the action of our legislature in the present crisis, and that we will do everything in our power to sus tain its appropriation, and to carry out its patriotic views. I a per s were then handed about the meeting, and a very large number of volunteers stepped forward. Each name as announced was received by three cheers. 1’he enthusiasm was so great and the public mind so excited that the usual pre liminaries of adjuurnment wero not gone through with.” * * I he same paper states as follows : “ I ho meeting was addressed in eloquent strains by Judge Bryan, of Rapidss, and Messrs. Hunt, Randell Hunt, and Messrs. Taylor,, senator from Rapides, and Downs, United State* Attorney. “ The Volunteers.—‘ The cry is it ill Ihoj come.' "he gallant Major Hunt, we are glad to announce, has raised the first company, which was regularly inspected yesterday and declared complete. This noble example is being followed' up in every direction. Our late cotemporary, ; Major Kelly, or St. Francisville, has already, aided by Senator Marks, succeeded in enrolling upwards of two hundred men, and expects in a day or two to have the complement fora regiment under Major Marks, ready for the field. Three volunteer corps from the Third Municipality, have, through their officers, sent in their names, almost to a man, to fill up the number of troop* required for the reinforcement of Genoral Taylor. We also learn that Captain Forno, has his com pany of artillery now full and in marching order, j in every direction, * the work goes bravely on.’ ” The “ New Orleans Delta” of the 5th inform* us that " about one thousand or twelve hundred volunteers, able, ready, and willing, have already enrolled themselves for service on the Texan1 frontier. In reply to resolutions ad4ressed to the governor yesterday, he stated that he was inform ed by the brigadier general, enough of men, he believed, would volunteer to fill up the call made on tbe State, without having recourse to drafting any portion of them from the militia.” ICjPThis evening’s southern mail brings no news from the camp. 4 Ah, sir!’ exclaimed an elder in a tone of pa thetic recollec ;on, * oor late minister was the man! He was a powerful preacher; for in the short time he delivered the word among us, he knocked three pulpit9 and as many biblea in pieces.’ The Pittsburg Despatch notices a quack adver vertisement, headed: * We challenge tbeeountry !y He thinks it illegal to give a challenge with what may so properly be termed ‘deadly weap ons.’ ft is strongly nrgod upon the emigrant* toO' gon to take wives with them, as there i* no eup ply of the article in that country.