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THE MISSISSIPPI LYNX.
P. V. KOCKKTT, Editor. Saturday June ltf, 1S IG. OCT We stated last week that Co! Foster had been in the Florida cam patgns. e were mistaken. It the Texan war. was Droicncd. The body of a negro sup. posed to belong to p. Crooks of this vicinity, was found in the river a tmlc or two below this place, on Sunday last. The boy ran away, and it is supposed that in attempting to cross the river he was drowned. An inquest was held over his body and the verdict rendered was that the deceased came to his death by drowning. ' A gang of thieves has been found and broken up in this place, and some of the interesting parties compelled to quit town in short order. If any others remain, we take the liberty of suggest ing that notice (not of twelve months) but immediate, be given them to lake up their bundles and walk, otherwise the authorities of the town will construe the refusalso to do, into an intention on their part to continue the joint occupan cy of the incorporation," which they will in nowise submit to or allow, but on the other hand will feel themselves called upon by every consideration dear to society and good morals, to dissolve the connexion heretofore existing, by a resort to arms. However painful this may be, it is the dernier resort of an in jured people. W e see from a late number of the Lex ington (Miss.) Register that a man hss been passing through some of the mid dle counties m this state, engaged in the hellish work of exciting the ne groes to insurrection. He visited fields and plantations, assuring them freedom and happiness if they would leave their masters. The Regiment made up. We learn that the Regiment of Volunteers requir ed of this state has been completed Gov. Drown stated in his proclamation that he would accept the first compa nies that reported themselves, but he has accepted three companies from North Mississippi, to wit: the Marshall, Lafayette and Pontotoc Companies. The proposed Campaign. 1 1 seems to be the general understanding in the country that the American army con centrating on the Rio Grande is for the purpose of invading Mexico to the ver capital of that nation. The fact that Gen. Scott has been assigned the su preme command, is sufficient evidence that something very serious is intended The campaign will not commence pro bably before fall, and it is sincerely de sired that before that time, peace will be established with our belliierentnei"h bor. Mexico would look with utter dis may upon an American army advanc ing upon her, and before an effectual blow could be struck at the heart of the nation, she would bow in humilia tion and implore peace. Patrols. We had occasion once be fore to direct public attention to the fact that it is highly important, and absolute ly necessary to hai, in this communi ty, a strong and efficient patrol. We leet oursell in duty bound again to bring this subject to the notice of the public. Whose duty is it to appoint patrols? If men in office will thus shut their eyes to their duty, in the name of common sense, why dont they re sign? Why hold office and . refuse to perform the duties of that office' Eve- -ry good citizen has an interest in this matter, and should speak out."-If the VpiV Ml WW II V I J IT III OUIIl llill negroes to swarm to town on the Sab bath'and at night, let us whip them out We therefore suggest that there be a constant patrol organization kept up. Man killed in Hernando. We learn that a man by the name of Wilburn was killed by a man by the name of Daily, in Hernando on Sunday last. We have not learned the particulars. Hernando is becoming somewhat fa mous. And yet another. Since writing the above, we learn that yet another man lias been killed in Hernando. On Sa turday last as our informant states, a man whose name he had not learned, went to the house of Solomon Stewart for the purpose, as he believe ! of killing him. Believing his life to be in dan ger, Stewart deliberately shot him. We trust that these stories may prove unfounded.. War, and the Charcoal lload. Since the commencement of tho war between the II. S. and Mexico, an important en terprise to our portion of the country has been justly suffered lobe neglected. When the country is invaded and Amer icans expected to vindicate their land and country's honor, sectional enter prise must be abandoned until the ele ments clear up, and peace, or the pros pect of an early peacj &t realms the hori zon of war. We look upon the Mexi can war as a thing that cannot exist much longer, unless England or some other power comes to the aid of Mexico; and believing that she will not do it, we would again venture to agitate the char coal Road. The quota of men from Mississippi is now made up. We shall, therefore, hardly be called upon again to assist in the war. All accounts from the seat of war and the national gov ernment, can leave no other impres sion than that if th contemplated inva sion of Mexico shall be prosecued, op erations will not commence before fall. We have no new arguments to spread before the country. The road is a thing that all admit should be made, and all seem willing to aid in making. The friends of the enterprise who are influential, should embrace every op portunity of impressing upon the minds of capitalists the importance of making investments in the stock of the road. Enough has been ascertained of the route, to anticipate in a measure the prominent features of the report of the surveyor, which we hope to lay before our readers at an crrly day. Rut still; until that document is obtained, it can not be ascertained what the probable cost will be. Assurances have been re ceived from him that an early report may be expected, and from a survey al ready made of eight miles of the worst portion of the rute, he says it is much better than he had supposed. Thgre is one reason, in addition to others ol greater importance, why we desire au early completion of this road. It is that we shall then have a mail route to the Mississippi river, by which we shut I get news much earlier from N Orleans than we now da Indeed in that particular it will be highly im portant to North Mississippi. By this road, farmers can get the earliest com mercial news from N. Or'eans, and at the same timo havo the best facilities for getting their crops to market. Hav ing a regular mail line from the Miss river to the. east, it will, while it gives us the latest news, give an importance to this section of the country which it cannot otherwise have. "-Another Argument. In time of war, it will Le important for the transporta tion of troops. If this road had been finished, the volunteers from North Miss, could long since have been in Or leans if they had been so disposed. But as it is, they would have been compell ed to have gone by way of Memphis or Yicksburg to get there. If the rescue of Gen. Taylor. had depended on some of the counties of N. Miss, he and his army would have been cut up. It is then, even of national importance. Keep moving. Great Mammoth Cave, A cave, for extent and granduer far surpassing the Mammoth Cave in Kentucky, has been discovered in county N. York.- The description of this wonder- i ful cave is given by a correspondent ofj the New York Emporium, and the edi-j lor from his knowledge of character of, the writer, relies implicitly upon the correctness of it. The mouth of the cave is at the base of a range of moun- tains, and was discovered by accol cur rent of air eminating from it. The aperture was not larger than a man's arm when found, but by digging it was soon ascertained that it communicated with an immense cavern, now ascer tained to be the greatest wonder on this continent. The extent of it is noi yet ascertained, as it has only been ex plored some four or five miles. It abounds with immense halls and lakes and water-fall, the latter of which is said to out-thunder. Niagara. A ridge of rocks has been discovered and called the rocky mountains. The floor is of gravel- The writer who describes it says it is fine for speaking, and at the request of some one, he ascended a ros trum and ricited a passage from Ossk an, and the most indistinct articulation rolled through that great vacuum with astonishing distinctness. We may well form some idea from this of the effect of the discharge of a pistol in it, which the writer says was so loud that it swelled and swayed backward and forward with a more awful roar than a thousand cannons discharged at once in the open air. This 13 to be the cli max of the New World's wonders. Please Pardon. Our paper is devo id this week of its usual variety of in teresting matter on account of the in disposition of "our two Princes of the House of Belzabub. The Whigs. We have never re gretted the stand which which we have taken in the politics of the country. Wc are prouder of our parly now, than we were the day upon which the pecan shout rolled and echoed and swayed over the United States, proclaiming that the vandals had been driven from the high places of the nation, and that the sage of North Bend had been called by the voice of his countrymen to preside over them. We are prouder now of our party than when the chances of Henry Clay for the Presidency seemed not to hang on a doubt. Our devotion to our party is warmer now than when we were battling last summer in the heat of an exciting campaign. We arc prou der of our party now than when in our youthful enthusiasm we threw ourtelf into its ranks, resolving to rise or fall with it. We now know thai wo are associated with the purest, the greatest and best party in the world. We now know that in defeat and adversity, in slander and persecution, our party ts true to the country. We have seen it defeated and almost tottering to ruin; but like their iron armed ancestors, they have risen out of ruin and wrongs, to stand by '.heirconquerors in defending the honor of the country, in the man agement of the internal affairs of which they have no share. We have seen it scojted as trie enemy of Texas be cause it had doubts about tire propriety of annexing that Province to the United States. But when annexation had been consummated, and such consummation had resulted in war and the loss of brave men and millions of money, then what a sublime picture did it present to the world? Without a murmur of coin plaint, they ask permission to leave the quiet of home, and ease, and busi ness, to peril their lives beneath the rays of a sickly sun, and a.11 too, for live honor of their country. Who would not belong to such a party? Who can doubt that such men might be safely entrusted with the guidance of our na tional affairs? The Weather. This week has been most remarkable. We have been cold and hot alternately, and alternately ho1 and cold. Fires and over-coats have been in requisition until the green robe of Nature gave, or seemed to give strong indication of possessing that scourge of loafers and politicians, "the blues." We shall soon be called upon to record the visitation of a snow-storm away north; for all this bad weather come right that way. We would net hold ourself responsible for the following. Whoever wishes to do well And get out of "tbe kinks" Had better pay us two dollars In advance for the Lynx. Gen. Taylor is inqniet possession Jof Matamoras. He had at the last dates informed the people of that city that they could return to their business of various kinds except the sale of ardent spirits. It will be recollected that Gen. Jack son in his will bequeathed his sword which he wore on the 8th of January, to the American citizen who should first distinquish himself in a war in which his: country should bo engaged. It is suggested by some of the public prints lhat it Io given to Gen. Taylor who has achieved two of the most brilliant victories arms. ever known to American Humors. The public should not suf fer the least disquiet on account of the thousand rumors afloat. Some mischie vous persons would keep the communi ty always in alarm for their own gra tification if they could. Such persons deserve the strongest censure. We clip the following from the Hol ly Springs Gazette. We rather guess that several of our most intelligent and respectable citizens were pretty considerably gulled by the mysterious letters w hich appeared ..on the shells of a couple of eggs, that were sent to two of our most respectable ci tizens on Monday last. On one of the eggs was written in rather unusual, but legible, characters, the words,-" come to conquer?' and on the 01 her, "Don't eat r,tel" By some chemical process that' part of the shell of the egg com posing the letters was-considerably ele vated, aad appeared so natural that we were not surprised, in this day of hum buggery and creJulity, to hear that this innocent and engenious little affair, had created considerable alarm and excite ment. Should this' wonderful tale of the writing on the eggs reach our friends at a distance, they must not let their repose be disturbed thereby, as we do assure them that it was a hand human that did the wrilin". From the Picayune. LATEST FROM TEXAS! Murder of 14 Americans by Mexicans! The steamship New York arrived yesterday about 1 o'clock, in 30 hours from Galveston. The only news from the army she brings wc find in the Galveston papers', communicated by the sloop Ton Jack, Capt. Parker, which arrived on Thursday from Corpus Christi. She left Aransas Pas on the 25th ult., at which place the steamship Sea had just arrived from Point Isabel. On board tho Sea were Mr. EcCleister, supposed to 'nave leen killed in Capt. Walker's scouting party, Lieut, Hum phreys and Mr. Rogers. McCIeister was severely wounded and supposed by the Mexicans to bo dead. He was subsequently foundUn the chapporal and taken to Matamoras, where he was well treated and recovered from his wounds. The wounded men had been remov ed from Point Isabel to St, Joseph's Is land and were all doing well. A party of our dragroons, as pre-j viously stated, had pursued the retreat-1 ing Mexicans from Matamoras, over-! taking a party of them, taking thirty prisoners, besides killing a number in he skirmish. It ts said that Gen. Tay lor's army are encamped a mile from the city , and that the soldiers are not permitted to enter the town. Tho most distressing news is the murder of a party of fifteen Americans, including two women and a child, be- tween Point Isabel and Carpus Christi, ; by a party of Mexicans, exceeding in, cold-blood cruelty any of the previous attrocities of these savages. It appears that a party of fifteen, of whom Mr. Rogers spoken of above was one, left Corpus Christi for Point Isabel, on the 2nd or 3d inst. They arrived at the little Colorado just previous to the bat tle of the 8th ult., where they were sur prised Jby a company of Rancher os, and being overpowered by numbers, were induced by Mexican promises to surren-; uer as prisoners oi war. rso sooner had those bloodthirsty dogs Obtained possession of Ihcir arms than they stripped and robbed their victims, bound them beyond the power of resistance and having banished the women be fore their faces, cut all their throats, one fiend performing the horrible butchery. Rogers saw his father and brother butchered before him in this terrible manner before his own turn came, and his own escajKJ was owing to the fact that while the wound upon his ' throat was not fatal, he had the pres ence of mind to feign himself dead, and was accordingly, with all lhe balance, thrown into the Colorado, wftere he managed to escape unseen, and swam to the other side of the river. Thence he subsequently made his way to the Rio Grande, was taken prisoner, rent to the hospital at Matamoras, and, af ter the battle exchanged. It is slated that a letter was written from Corpus Christi two days before the departure of this company, giving information to the Mexicans of their march, and of the amount of their money. It was not, we learn, without much reluctar.ee, and some threats from an American officer, that the Mexican officer con sented to exchange Mr. Rogers. The Galveston civilian Gazette says that a treaty was concluded at Tor rey's trading-house on the 19 ult., wi'h such Indian chiefs as were in attend ance, including some half dozen of the. Camanche3, though all that tribe was not represented, and the Wncoes, Keachies, and Toweanies had no re- j presenialive present. . j Blockade of the Ports of Mexico on the Pacific by an U. S- Squadron. The New York Herald has the Havana Diario of the 30ih inst., received by Capt.-Wingate, of the bark Home, just arrived. 'Extracts are given in this journal, containing important news from the western or Pacific coast of Mexico. This account states, that the American Government was'on the poinl ofdeclar- inga blockade ofthe whole Pacific coast and that an American squadron had ar rived for that purpose, and was anchor ed in the harbor of.Maratlan. The Very Cruz Journal, under dale of April 13th, stales that the National vessel 'Paloir.o' arrived at San Bias from Ma zatlan, which place it left at 9 o'clock at night, on ihe 28th, bringing the above alarming accounts. All the Mexican vessels in the ports of the Pacific had received orders to make their escape before the blockade was enforced, as well as they could. The Palomo is re presented asiiaving escaped out of port at night, wilh great difficulty. The custom houses on the coast were engag ed in packing up their archives to be removed to Rosario. This news, which is sworn to before the captain of the San Bias, has created agieat excitement in Mexico. A severe thunder storm passed over Havana on the 2d iust. Several per sons were struck with the lightening; but no particular damage done. An American vessel, the Mary Boughton4 was struck by the fluid, which entered the hold, tore up some planks, and pas sed out by the chain cable, without do ing further damage. Another extract from the Republica no of Vera Cruz, of lOih April, states on the authority of private correspond ence that the Americans in New Mexi co at a point called Venado Colorado, aided by many Comanches were erect ing fortifications and entrenchments and making other military preparations." The Baltimore Patriot soys: We pub lished a letter in the Patriot of the 1 1th of April, which stated that the frigate Constitution and other vessels of war were then at the place,' 7 sail in all. All the movements of our Government go to show that a war on Mexico has J long been meditated hence the demand j upon Congress declare it in haste. Nrom the N. O. Com. Times. ' LATER INTELLIGENCE FROM MEXICO. Vera C.vuz Blockaded American Con suls SUSPEND THEIR FUNCTIONS AMERICANS ORDEREI INTO THE INTER IOR. By the arrival of the hark Thealus, Capt. Merrell, which left Vera Cruz on the iOih ult., we have news from that city up to dale of sailing, and from the city of Alexico lQ the ,5lh uhimo Gn the in,h u fhn r7 -.. o..n.M steamship Mississippi arrived off Vera Cruz, bringing intelligence of the vic tories of the o:h and 9th. Some care was taken 'o reveal it only to American citizens, but in a short time it was gen erally known throughout the city. Every American in Vera Cruz had been directed to leave by the i'lth ult., by orders transmitted fro?,i the Mexi can Government. Mr. Diamond, the ConsuIj was preparing to embark in one of cur meu-of war oil the port. Some imngined that the only two American mei chant vessels in Vera Cruz, the bark Louisiana and the bi'g lllcn McLeoa, would be seized. The United Slates steamer Mississippi, and the brig-oi-war Falmouth, forthwith put the port under rigorous blockade. W hen the Thcatus was leaving, a lette X bag was put on board by the Falmouth 1 The com r;tc;or of fresfr meat etc., to the Americi'm ve.-sels of wv r, bad re ceived orders from the authorities at Vera Cruz, to cease furnishing them with further supplies; and to make sure, the' made him a prisoner. One American vessel had managed to evade the blockudc;' she hud been ordered oil on the 19th, the day of her arrival; but under cover ofthe night, she ran in. unperceived. The brig St. Peters burgh, sailed the same day for New York. The papers in the city of Mtxi co, as we hai anticipated, have given a fine gasconading account of mo cap ture ct the troops of horse, which fell each into an ambuscade, at the open ing of ihe cmpaing. The nrrmesof the officers captured, the number of our killed and wounded, etc. etc., figure in their statements in most maguificient array. The edi'ors seem to be intoxi cated wish joy, and predict the most brilliant results to the great Mexican naiion, in 1 lie present war. Tliey re present, all from official documents re ceived from the Mexican officers, at Maiamoros, that Gen, Taylor's army is composed only of 4000 men, in a to tal slate of disorganization. One of these vorac:ous observers states, '-ihat if no domestic dissensions occur, the American army would be dispersed or forced to capitulate in twenty days," from the date of letter. 1 . From the Repubieano we gather, that the country is menaced with a re volution, at the same time an invasion has taken place, and if an insurrection break out, the troops operating rgainst the American army, would be called to support one or other ofthe pretenders to the supreme commands. The defeat ol the gallant Cap:. Wal ker, by the troops under Don. R. Quin tero, is cited as a very brilliant action; eight ofthe Texans having been killed and four made prisoners. Nothing is said about the Mexican loss, in that affair ; the only one hurt, Is said to have been Quintcro, who was shot through the arm. St. Juan de Ulloa was in a perfect slate of defence, as the Mexicans' state, and the officers and Soldiers ofthe gar rison felt confident that they would re pel any attack to be made on them. Mr. J. j. Schatzel, the American Consul at Matamoros, and some "other of our citizens residing there, had pro tested on tho 20th April, against be ing expelled from that city. They hud been forced by Gen. Ampudia, to leave for. Victoria, without being allowed any reasonable time to settle their affairs; Gen. Arista replied to them on the 28th of the same month, stating that all that had been done w as agreeably to the law of nations; but that they would be per- mined to proceed to Tampico, leave for their native country. Their property was ordered, at :he same time, to be duly protected. The Apache Indians had lately made an incursion into the department of So nora. They had attneked the town of Opato, which they plunde red, after kill ing thirty-two Mexicans. They bad spread ruin and desolation wherever they came, inspiring the inhabitant with the most terrible consternation. Exports from Vera Cruz, during April, amounted to 241,350, of which $195,137 consisted of specie. The Mexican Minister of War and the Marine issued a circular to the Gov ernors of the Northern and Eastern. Departments, dated the 12th ultimo, di recting the removal of all American ci- tizens to the interior, twenty leagues from the coast whenever U. S. vessels should appear off the ports where they reside; the functions of Consul and Vice Consul also to cease. Eight days were to be given them to prepare for leaving for inland, unless they preferred quit ting the country altogether. American forces which crossed the Rio Grande. Gen. Arista's despatches mention these to amount to 2000 infan try and 12C0 cavalry with 12 pieces of artillery. Gen. Majia remained to protect Matamoras, at the head of 1007 men and 12 pieces of artillery. There were some troops ijiat arrived after ward; making the Mexican force, irr all, 3000 infantry nnd 1300 cavalry. It was slated in the "Republieano" of ihe 13ih inst. that the government in tended to send the war steamers Guada Ujupe and Montezuma to the Havana, and there tell-them by auction. They were to hoist tho Mexican colors on .heir ariTvai, aifd fire a salute. A mu liuy broke out among the sailors, who uid not rc!iii this mode of proceeding, as it might peril their skins, should some An.erican man-of-war be lying 1 he 1 e.- JPhere was then another plan to uke them out of ihe river Alvaredo, nnd pu; them in charge of a British of ficer, with the British ensign flying: but nothing was positively agreed on. Ap peal. ' TO THE POXOL. I HORSEMEN. By the mothers that have borne yon J5y your wives aiul children dear Lpt-t the loved ona.s ail should com yon, Uise, without one though; oi'frar! Herbert. To horse, and away to the land where the drum, Is pealing its .notes for us freemen to come, For the loeman is therein battle array! Let us up! boys up! grasp our arms Jc away ! Let us on! where the brave and the eal- hint have lied Let us march! aud avenge the glorious dead ! On! on! my braves on! tistho treacher ous foe That scattered Dismay, grim Havoc and Wo. Over Texas' fair form, when struTlin to be "The home of the brave and the land of the free." Then to horse and away, to the Rio Grande's banks Mount! forward! on! charge! througi the Mexican ranks! You remember that time in days that have gone, When Mexico's Tyrant and minions came on! Destrucion and Murder were driven ahead, Behind, Desolation sat up with the dead, When the Alamo, Goliad, Baxar, all fell, And no prisoner was spared, the disas ter to tell. When Bouic end Crockett and Fanning, great souls, Whose names can be seen on Fame's glittering folds Were led unto death as the butcher would lead The sheep or the ox to the shambles to bleed ! Ay, were slain, the same as the hun ter would slay The woll that should dare ofthe lamb to make prey. Again have the murderers dared to in vade, The land where the bones of those he roes are laid! Then mount! my bravo man! let us on to the field, And never-Teium till tho fceman doth yield. Let us on! where the brave and tho gallant have bled! Let us march.' and avenge the glorious dea.l ! Harry Lynn. Still Later. The steamer Mary Kingsland arrived yesterday afternoon from the Brazos Santiago, whence she sailed on the evening of the 27lh ult. By her we have received a few addU tional .items of intelligence. On tha 27th, about 400 mounted Texan Ran gers and 200 Infantry among the latter to Lavacca arrived 'by the way of Padre IstaniHst hey area fine body r : , - 1 ne "wis 1