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lit Kockvlt A: IHidrilcton.
Devoted loIVcus, Politics, Commerce, Agriculture, A:c.
Tiro Hollars InA tlranec
" F. t e e n a l Vigilance is the- price of Liber t y . "
VOL. 2.
NO. 18
w . ... . . . .
t.vo nuM.RS ailvance.
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Professional card, not alterable for the year,
-ontanii; en liies or lees ten dollars.
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x aiu-e, and Sttta o'.Vices ten dollars.
Kleftiot tickets will never be delivered nnt 11
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of ordinary advertisements and must be paid in
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Advertising patrons will favor us by handing
i i Vi.vra dvertisemsnts as early after oar regular
,viM;--mon irnvs as convenient not later in any
case if possible, than Tlrirsday night.
All JOi5-WO!iK musttc ys.'i.. for on deliv-
IVisrvir. mast bo paid on alllettcrs,or they ril
, ot U". attended to
Attorney at Lav, ,
V ahohh Miss.
A l is 1 1. ltt!i IS 1(5.
At the Planters' and Trailers'' Shoe
Store, Memphis.
E AVI NO made arrr:ger.icnis during
i the rat w.inier with some of the
" ' - i T .
best manufacturers in t no L.asi, i s now
receiving a part of his summer sueti of
Hoots, Shoe, and Umgans to winch
several shipments will le added dur
ing the months of April and May
anion" which are, for the trade:
IIUU nr. metis single a i . I u.'UU'c.soie
Brogans, various patterns,
;ji0 pr. women? call
seal strap
hl'.UfJS c boois,
oUU t!o. y-iu"a. good and fine
4ir.tr .t jip.
Mt:s low
qnnrler calf and
Men's calf, gfi.it and seal ski
All Slip
100 pr. hoys Duwnings & brogans,
Mens extra size Iirogans, to till bro
ken" slocks, cV., which will be sold
by the c:s-j or to.en at a small advance
on iiiauulacturers prices.
l K ETA Eli STUVu..
will also be, GRAND awl cmn
)rc-among which are:
C'enta. TALL Hoots a perfect fit,
Uatton iiaitors;
Calf and oat Monroes;
Velvet Nullifit-rs;
Goat, do- "
Fancv pumps;
Ladies linen i gaiter;
" lasting do. do.
i- fused buskins;
' linen do. do
" kid welted (;'
" do pumps and low tics;
" white ICnolish Kid slippers;
and Childrcns Misses1, Youtha' and
Joy's shoes &c. loo. numerous to de-
We charge but half price for looking
.r . ...t.:l clin II lll
ill i;ui oiuw i ,
,,;.:lf-torv to all who want a good ar-
mnn: nn nrices inb -
. ii -. it .i, r rni in .
i I
tide. Voif I vou can as y'J"
it the Planters1 and taucrs
Sianui.dcr ibc Franklin House Front
roud as
13 con
Memphis April 25 '40. 0-4w
To tUcC-ciitlcincii of
c9mi 3In.
"IF you desire good com.. s ai,;
X exr.Rs&ivelu on prices, let me con
F you desire good clothing aim .u
strain you to give me
l m l,nth nxtrcm-
now cioui you inmi
ities. Desirable Hats, of Utter .warn
Ashland Silk & Flush, as well as wa
of oil Silk, and Cloth; iNigni v,ar
Shirts of every kind, Silk, Cotton, lm-
cn, and Huckskin; drawers u.
Goats, 1'nnn., & Vests ol evcry.u ,vl . . cro,vned themselves with glo
tion; Socks and elegant lioo sand Ga ; menhavecr
ters: Uravats; nussum
itrarM- Monrv lJelt,kann UYC,J'
thing else so multiplied tnav i
v. 1 IMX'-'-' 4 , i
... --- , y , ., Tr i o. nnt
. . 'i ii nun (ft.
nearly ippo.i-e.Uo P... uu.co, -
near the Union Dank,.
April 11, '4G.
Hftsisrcrs IVolicc.
r4.T-rvT .: i. Thmnas Musgrave,
I i;;n n L,t five milesNorth Last
ofPanola,none Sorrel Stud Horse, with
. . i.., fivo vears old
a star in tin iace, j-
An officer of Gen. Taylor's nrmy
who was in both the engagements,
writing an account of ihe battles fe
lates many stirring incidents of Spar
tan intrepidity by our troops, lie says:
Gen. Veja, who was taken from
among his guns, by Capt. May, bravely
defending himself from the sabres of
our dragoons after his men had all been
driven back, is a very gentlemanly old
fellow, of polished manners and ad
dress; says he is astonished and appal
led that he never saw such troops
has fought with Spanish, Mexican, Tex
ans, and Camanches, but never did he
see such fearless and impetuous soldie
ry, who cared not for the cannons'
mouth, like the Americans. Now this
seems like flattery, but it is true! The
conduct of our troops could not be ex
celled, every man was a hero and a
brave. Many deeds of great gallantry
and chivalry were performed by indi
viduals, officers and men, some of the
latter killed six and seven Mexicans
with their own hand while fighting
bravely. Besides the affair of Capt.
May, perhaps eclipsing all, Lieut. Ridg
!ey, of ihe artillery, while at his gun,
was charged by a host of "the enemy's
cavalry, which was very numerous,
and having some of his men at. the
piece disabled, he alone defended it
with his sabre, keeping them of! until
supported by his men and the charge
repulsed; he and Lieut. Duncan signa
lized themselves by the manner their
batteries were conducted, especially the
latter, an ofiicer of great merit and a-
btlity; he carried terror wherever he
appeared, rushing through the smoke
with his whole battery and discharging
his guns into the thickest columns of
the enemy before they were aware of
his presence, throwing his grape and
canister from, one point, and, while
they were looking for the next dis
charge, giving it to "em from another
quarter of the field to this arm of at-
inoU ! pfoKnhly fiivtn'sr t-J'e"
success against the enemy, and the des
truction uf euchl great numbers stich
activity was new to them, with tire odd
cumbrous fixtures of cannon, and ihey
could never stand an attack defyin
numbers. Lieut. Sacker, a p
ofiicer of the dragoons, had his horse
shot from under him, and fell headlong
into a pool of water amongst the ene
my, his sword breaking in the fall, he
recovered his feet, and seeing a group
of Mexicans near him, he rushed at them
and snatching the sword from an officer
among them before he could present,
cut his way through to the advancing
infantry, joining the ranks and shout-
ntr n lf was unhorsed, he would tr
the "foot!" Lieut. Chadbourne . Was
killed by two lancers when in the act of
capturing their battery, when Lieut,
McClary, of the 8th killed both of them
with his sabre. Lieut. Wood, also of
the same regiment, killed two men
But one of the coolest and most charac-
teristic acts was performed by a gal-
lant Texan captain of the rangers;
(Walker.) He was riding in after the
. . ..t r i .an.t fho
i . i.nitirn f 1 1 1 1 1 1 iiiim . 111 i n nil k it.vsi
last uaiuu u. , ,
ncw9 when his horse was snot oy u
, j Ranchero, (Mexican bandit,)
I . .. 1 t . I I III
the rider fell also ana lay as u nan
dead; the robber dismounted ann ap-
nroached his victim, when Walker rais-
ed on his elbow and shot him deaa wun
his pistol, leaped in the Mexican s sad-
' . -t i i l
dl and rode on as mougn noinnii; iwu
ln short, many . .
-n(j wc are justly proud of the
In short, many weru mc uccus
fearless, and we are justly proud of the
success of our Utile army, hitherto un-
succe wi u. -.
.. , rafcj. abused and viu-
, , , wUh.
hca by uemagu.
outwa,llDg tonne
for and daily expected from New Or-
; General Taylor and.ms uuu
our service .was of a differ-
tbfi fort our
cnt k,0d and naiure-wuufc
. .
" . . . . ... ...t.u., ovKitft.
i. i i arArn m
-' endeavor
by way ot ncKiiuw.u6w..-.,
ingto secure ourseivcs
bombs that rourea.iuiu yu. " '
oyed and harried,
ilance for any con ing.,
r ,k-HUrharires
and rest, except oeiu "
our discomfort; ntid yx)U may amagine
our satsi faction and relief wlieYi wecould
see, by the retreating columns of smoke
and louder cannonading from the field
of battle, that the progress of the fight
was fn our favor; and when, just be
fore dark,'on the night of the 9th, a
mounted Texan was seen approaching
at full speed, waiving his sword and
shouting victory, such tt shout as rose
from our crowded ramparts Matamoras
never heard 'twas heard on the field
and returned by our troops. What was
more welcome than all was the silence of
those infernal batteries and thatvillian
ous music, wliich up to this time, had,
for six days and a half, dinned our ears
and choked our sensibilities. All our
loss was one officer and one seargeant
killed and several slightly wounded;
two mules and eight horses killed; our
tent3 perfectly riddled with shots or
various kinds, and .he ground, inside
and out, literary torn to pieces. They
fired about 1,500 shot and shells into
us during the bombardment, and 'tis a
miracle, alike with that of the battle"
field, that our arms have been' so pro
tected, and such singular disparity as
well as escape from loss attended our
conflict with the enemy; 'tis not "luck"
nor "fortune," but a "Providence" that
has sustained and protected us, if, in
deed, a cause like ours is entitled to re
ceive support above humanity. All is
quiet since; the dead buried, after two
days hard work by tiro whole army,
though many lie there yet that were riot
found iryhe dense thickets in which the
vicinity abounds, the wounded cared
for, that ot the enemy sent over to
them. On the 10th, our officers of
the dragoons, Captains Thornton and
Hardee, and Lieut. Kane, joined us
from the city, having been exchanged
with officers in our hands of equal
rank. They report that the panic in
Matamoras was terriflic, and that could
we have passed forward that night, two
hundred men could have taken tho
town without resistance. They were
aypa.llt4 nl Watounded, and when our
prisoner, Gen. Vega, who had believ
ed, with those in town, that our garri
son had be&n one-half destroyed, at
least, by the bombardment, was shown
the doctor's report of killed and wound-
d, he held up both his hands with, an
exclamation of "Bond DeoV (Good
God .)
We give below a condensed sta.ferbenl
111(3 iahl"S' ",a:,,"n""V
extract Trom. trfe correspondence oi the
New Orleans Delta -V.Whig.
I embrace the earliest opportunity
to give you the particulars of ; the fall
of Matamoios. Glorious as were, the
days of the Cth and 9ih on the fields of
Palo Alto and Ravina del Palm&s their
brightness is clouded by the recofiec-
tion that so many brave spirits have
fled; but now the march of the Star of
Freedom, as westward it takes its
course, was unchecked, unclouded, a-
mid even the loud huzzas of the citi-
zens of Matamoros. Aye, still more:
when the proud flag of the Mexicans,
... hoH e Innrr Hnntpd ni'Pf 1hrir
w iiil.ii 1 1 t 11 ivn ..w. v.w.
ions, was iu vo. pia iw 4-.
and Stripes," the hand of the Mexican
was as caci iu mu wwu,
- r. r. n a. t r O I n I It HQ OI OV1 I IOI1
jt vvas a few moments before protlered
arj(j used in the landing of our troops
Up0n their own soil.
On the morning of the 16th, Gen.
Taylor demanded an interview with
Gen. Ampudia, which was granted.
Ampudia nrrivCd at our camp,and a
, A .
lulK Was l uc iiuu i ijutouuu iti;
much if the wily Mexican had any doubt
in his own mind as to the nature of the
proposed talk; at any rate supposing
that he had, the policy pursued by our
General in taking the utmost pains, and
with an air of he utmost nonchalance,
to point out to him all the preparations
he had made, in the shape of mortars
1 :,rliinon.nniinrlira In l-nrk anV
IltT(Tes,ion s he m ight make, must hae
Huu c'K,u r " -
t - t w
Ampudia talked of an armistice: Gen
Tavlor demanded an unconditional sur
I of the town. Ampudia wished
,e 8rmistice: Gen.
Tavlor told him
ii,i dip time for such
: and lhat U Was no use now to talk
. . , .
aoout u, r-T..,
t lQ the trouble of transporting
still hesitated; at length he proposed to ;
exclucrc the 'public buildings and public
property. "No," says the General, "1 !
will have every thing." Finally, Am
pudia agreed to return an answer by a
"cCTtatn hour thai day end took his
leave, casting a woful glance at the
heavy mortars as he passed them.
The hour at which the answer was
to be given arrived, but no answer
came. Gen. Taylor immediately 'or
dered preparations to be made for cross
ing the river; parties were sent up and
down the river, to secure all the boats
thatcoul-J be seen on either side. That
night, just after dark, the army "moved
three miles up the river and encamped
for the night opposite the crossing.
Next morning, everything teing ready,
the passage of the river was commenc
ed just after sunrise, and the whole ar
my laoded on tlie opposite side without
the firing of a single gun. It was un:
derstood that the Mexican army, after
throwing a part of their ammunition
and cannon into the river, and con
cealing ar.oiher portion of the same,
had commenced their retreat about
dusk on the evening before, by way
of the main road towards the interiorTc?, " . i .-i ... fv ro1I
. r r c , 'n fighting at last until every lexan fell
in number from four to five thousand
men, Arista at their head
lertroons had crossf&f Adju
General u i sstiu rtWea towards
lant General
the main fort in front of the town,, and
sounded a peal. The principal Alcalde
made his appearance, and a formal de
mand was made for the surrender of
the town, w ith the promise that all re
ligious and civil rights should be se
cured to them all private property
protected. The Alcalde wisVied Vo
know if the public buildings and pro
perty would be free. The ansuter was
every thing belonging to the govern
ment must be given up. The Alcalde
then said Gen. Taylor could take pos
session as soon asrhe thought proper,
and that he would meet with no resis
tance. This was done, our army ec-
tamping in front of the town.
What could be more ha'p'py tlian this?
As our troops approached the town
they , were greeted by the loud huzzas
of the citizens. The Mexican flag was
hauled down, giving place to the Star
Sprangled Banner, which in a moment
grajefully spread its wings and was
kissed by the same breeze that a mo
ment before wooed the flag of the haugh
ty Don.
Marrying in Jest. The Legislature
of this Slate has refused to annul the
marriage of Miss Lillie, who, it will be
recollected,, stood up and was married
during a sleighing frolic. It is hard,
but just. A ceremony of such impor
tance is not 1 fit subject for mockery.
As she married at haste, she must re
pent at leisure" :
The facts of the case are simply
these, and they should operate as acaj
tion to all in future not to practice such
ests on a very serious subject. The
parties were on a sleighing frolic with
several friends, and in going out a mar
riage was proposed between the two
parties in a jocose manner when they
arrived at the public house, but the la
dy was cautioned, that if she stood up
to be married it would hold good in law,
and she replied why of course." A
Justice of Peace was called in, and in-
brmed that his judicial services were
required, but finding all the parties were
so fttll of mirth and glee, he admonish
ed sobriety becoming tlie occasion, and
they promised to behave more decor
ously. Ihe parties thereupon got up
aain on the floor, and Mr. Hill said to
Miss Lillie "A re you williug to get
married?" she said"ye.s." They stood
on the floor, and Mr. Diamond and Miss
Robinsons stood up with them. The
justice said to the whole company, "if
I marry you, there is no undoing, I
think." He then asked Miss Liillie tlie
following ouestion: "Miss Millie, are
you willing to get married?" "perfect
ly willing,' she answered. He then
said to Mr. Hall, "are you willing to
join in matrimony?" Mr. Hall hung
Ma head and did not answer, the
question being repeated, he replied, yes
sir.' The justice then, after again as
king Miss Lillie the question before
propounded to her and receiving the
same answer, pronounced them man
wife. Mr. Hall, the gentleman married
nsked for a certificate and Miss Lillie
said she thought she was entitled also
to one, which were made'out.'the mar
riage regularly published in the papers,
and the justice receiving six dollars for
his triable. The parties, on arriving
home, separated, and the next morning
Mr. Hall called ou Miss Lillie, and she
desired him to get her out of the scrape;
as she assured him thev could noi live
happily ' together. The Senate Com
mittee, on hearing the fasts, unanimous
ly reported against the bill; so the lady
must be consent to slay married. N.
Y Sun.
Battles with the Mexi
cans Texan Victories.
The following brief outline of the
principal battles between the Texan and
Mexican forces during the war of inde
pendence, will not be uninteresting at
this time. In 1835, at the battles of
Conception and the "grass fight," large
odds, probably three to-one, were driv
en from the field by theTexans: and
at San'Antonia same year, three hun
dred raw Texan militia captured Gen-
e.ial Coss and eleven hundred Mexican
!n 1836, at Alamo, 180 held out 13
rinvc nrr-iinct SnntA hrtnn and 8000 men.
dead; killing 910 of the enemy; 400 at
Colletta beat off 1000 under General
Urea, bi next day were treacherously
deceived into a surrender; 700, of their
own spontaneous will killed or captured
J 500 Mexicans, at -San Jacinto, taking
prisoner the President of Mexico, Gen
eral Santa Anna; arid twenty under
deaf Smith routed 120 Mexicans the
same year- m
In 1839, one hundred arid four beat
1000 Mexicans at Sallilloand recreated
into Texas with the loss of only four
men. In 1842, only 210 of them re
pulsed Gen. Woll and 1300 troops at
Arroya Salaio; 261 drove zauu mexi
cans into Meir, fought nineteen hours
killed 700 of the 'enemy, but at last
were deceived into a surrender and
horribly buchered or enslaved.
". In 1843, two hundred unarmed Tex
an prisoners at Salado attacked four
hundred armed Mexican guards, beat
and dispersed them. Same year Com
modore Moore, of Yucatan, silenced ten
times his naval force and compelled
them to retire. The last victory resul
ted in a treaty, or alliance between Yu
catan and Texas, by which the former
bound herself to pain remasive in any
contest which Mexico might thereafter
enfftfe in with Texas, and most faith
fully have the gallant Y'ufcantecos per
formed their contract.
Peace. During the discussion of the
American Dible Society oil Thursday
at the Tabernacle, Rev. Joel Parker,
Of Philadelphia, was called upon to
speak of the -pacific teachings and ten
dencies of the Dible. He said, that he
could not do so without sortie reference
to the existing condition of public affairs.
If he could have had his way. he said,
he should have preferred peace to war:
but since the Executive had had its
way, and had involved the country in
war, he should be found on the side of
the Executive, and that too, just as firm-
y as if he had not voted for Henry
Clay. When the Government has ac
ted, and held up the shield and drawn
the sword, he should always stand forth
to support and defend the country.
The Bible, he said, does exert an influ
ence in behalf of pacific principles:
but it is by elevating the national and
individual character, and not by ma
king states and nations mean and pusil-
animous. He did not believe the sword
was always drawn in vain nor with
God's disDleasure. The Bible taught
independence and courage in maintain
i ,
in the right, as well as gcdtleness and
forbearance; and it was that independ
ence and bravery which made an Anglo
Saxon race so formidable in its liori
erietgy, and fearless determination.
JV. Y. Courier Enq.
David Hume, the Historian. The
author of the "Life and Correspond
enco of David Hume." relates the fol
lowing anecdote. Hume was extreme
ly sensitive to the obloquy to which
his religious sentiments exposed mm
but "he never failed, m tne midst o
any controversy, to give us due praise
to any thing tolerable, that was either
said ot written against mm.
j t envs his hiofranher. 'that
vne uaj , o- - i i --
he visited me in London, he came into ! pailful, containing four gallons, may be" -my
room laughing and apparently well' purified by a single tea-spoonful."
pleased. 'What lias put you into this
good humor, Hume?' said I. 'Why'
man,' replied he, '1 have just had the
best hing said to me 1 ever heard. I
was complaining in a company where 1
spent the morning, that I was very ill
treated by the world, and that tha cen
sures put upon me were very hard and
uri reasonable: That I had written ma-
ny volumes throughout the whole of
which there were but few pages that
contained any reprehensible matter.
and yet for these few pages I was abus
ed and torn to pieces.? 'You put me in
mind,' said an honest fellow in the com
pany, of an acquaintance of mine, a no
tary public, who having been condemed
to be hanged for forgery, lamented the
hardship of his case, that after having
written many thousand inoffensive
sheets he should be hanged for one line."
For the foregoing anecdote we are
indebted to the May unrriber of the A-
merican Review.
Departure of the Marshall Guards.
This fine company left our town on
Tuesday last for Vicksburg, by way of
Memphis. Seldom has it been our lot
to w'.t::ess a more aficctiiii scene. At
an early hour the people oommenced
smUing, and a dense crowd was
soon collected on the public square. At
the first tap of the drum each man Was
in his place, and as they marched along
OJr streets, exchanging a parting look
or a cordial shako of the hand, wo
could scarcely discover old or young,
male or female whose face was njt wtt
with tears. A large concourse of our
citizens loilowca them to the outskirts
of the town, and quite a number accom
panied them several miles. There arc
those among them that have "seen
some service," While many are on their
first tramp, leaving home and friends
behind to try their fortunes on the battle-field
to avenge their country's
wrongs. We can confidently assert
that Mississippi will not be represented
in 'he army by a more gallant and
worthy set of men, men who are wil
ling to sacrifice their lives, rather than
that the stars and stripes should be
tarnished with dishonor or that our
soil should be trodden by the feet ol an
invading foe.
Most of this company are from the
precincts of our town, known to us by
every day association, and endeared to
us by the purest ties of friendship.
May they have pleasant dreams of
lome, kindred and friends, and wheri
the toils of the camp, the harrassing
sceK5& of a soldiers life shall be no lon
ger necessary, return with laurels un
fading as their love of country, and
find again that peace and domestic hap
piness which is the pride and glory of
every American citizen. Guard.
"Point no-Point. The following is
Queen Elizabeth's brief speech, to a
committee appointed by Parliament to
enquire into her designs as to a con
templated alliance between her aid
some European Prince. It embraces
what the law would call "the exclusion
of a conclusion."
"Were I to tell you that I do not
mean to marry, I might say less than
I intend; and were I to tell you that I
do mean to marry, I may say mora
than it is proper for you to know
therefore I give you an answer an3wer
leses;" THE CHOICE.
written by a young lady.
A man that's neither high nor low,
In party or in s'.ature;
No noisy rake or fickle beau;
That's used to cringe and flatter,
Aud let him be no learned fool,
That nods oer musty books;
Who eats and drinks, aud lives by rule,
And waives my words and looks.
Let him be easy, frank, and gay,
Of dancing never :ir'd;
Always have something smart to say
. Rut siteit if required.
"To Purify Water. It is not sd
generally known as it ought fo be, that
pounded alum possesses the property
df purifying water. A large table
spoonful of pulverised alum, sprinkled
into a hogshead of water, (the water
stirred round at the time,). willj after
the lapse of a few hours, by precipita
ting to the bottom the impure particles,
so purify it, that it will bo found td
possess nearly alt the freshness jand
i r!on ri-itfss n f the finest soring water. A
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