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practicable, the mountain guns would be
LvailaMe at tha most difficult positions;
nJvrJi;sr.i with alucri'y, an J pouring their
fires of th? most destructive missiles upon
an euemv, who otherwise might post hin
pelfia apparent security to dispute we
passage of our troops.
The compactness anJ simplicity of Ihe
eamppage of the new mountain artillery
js , deenieJ very superior to either that o.
the French cr the English. The pack
e.iJdle, for -instance, is identical for the
three purposes of transporting the gon,
lhe carriage, and the amunition; whereas,
in foreign services, the sadule is made Tor
each of those particular purposes: and
the carriage, besides being packed may
likewise be transported by draft wher
ever the surface of the ground is suffi
ciently smooth for carriages to travel, and
for this purpose shafts accompany, the
carriages, which, in packing, arc detach
ed, and carried upon the horse, on which
the howitzer is mounted. The whole ar
rangement of the gun, carriage, amunition
and'equipment, is exceedingly eoaipaet,
ne3t and ingenious.
Attached to this corps, it is understood
to be the intention of the "War Depart
ment to organize a Rocket Corps, for ser
vice in the field.
This, likewise, is novel to our service,
but for many years lias been considered a
most important branch of the ordnance in
the British army where the construction
and service of war rockets have been per
fect and effective and it is believed by
the officers of our army, who have atten
ded to the subject, that their use in Mexi
co, will be attended with equal success.
The introduction of recent improvements
in this projectile, has added, very consi
derably to its destructivencss, by increa
sing its accuracy of flight.
Movements of tfco Troops.
The Malaraoras Flag says:
' The 3d and 4th Illinois Regiments
broke up their encampments at this place
on Monday last, and commenced the
inarch for Tampieo. It is the intention, J
we understand, to form an encampment
at Moquete, a rancho about six leagued
distant, and await the coming of supplies,
v.hieh. we hear it stated, will take some
eight or ten days to send forward. A
part of the Tennessee cavalry regiment
marched with them, and the remainder
will go forward in due time. The com
bined strength of the three regiments is
not more than eighteen hundred men
the two Illinois regiments furnishing little
over half the number, sickness and death
having roduced them one third their ori
ginal strength, Gen. Patterson still has
his quarters in the city, and we cannot
venture a statement as to any fixed day
for his departure, such information not
being easily come at the best way to
state it.is to say that he will be off when he
gets ready. It is given out that the ex
pedition proceeds first to Victoria, which
will lengthen the march to Tainpico one
fourth, and make it a journey of near
five hundred miles. We cannot conceive
vrhat everybody is to be sent to Tampieo
for. "What do they in the south when
they should be" somewhere eke.
Tn the steamer Alabama, which hk
New Orleans on the 23d ultimo for the
Rio Gran J., and on board of which Cm.
Scott and his Staff were passengers, there
were also embarked five com names of
the United Slates Mounted Riflemen, as
follows: Company A, Capt. Loriug r.d
Lieuts. Morris and Palmer; Company B,
CapU Sanderson and Lieut. (Jordan;
Company- I), CapL Pope and Lieuts.
Capt. Crittenden and Lieut. May and
(-cmpany G, Capt. Simonson and Lieuts.
Russell and Gibbs, all destined for Tam
pieo the whole under the command of
Major Summer, Major Uurbridge being
compelled to slay in New Orleans in
consequence of illces. Lieuts. Newton,
Tipton, Taylor, Lindsay, and Ewcll,
"with a detachment of men, were also left
liehitid for some days, to superintend the
shipment of the horses belonsfinir to the
rompanies, which are to be dispatched at
lhc earliest possible moment. Dicknelfs
A Bcplorablc Accident.
The Holidaysburg Register says:
During the high wind on Sabbath last,
the roof of the Raptist Meeting House in
Duncansville was entirely lifted off, and
the western gab'e-end blown in, severely
injuring four individuals who were on the
gallery, and several others slight!. Mrs.
Rurbsmk was badly cut under the chin,
and in her face and body otherwise much
bruised. Her daughter, a little girl about
fourteen years old, had her left arm bro
ien, and is otherwise much hurt. Mr.
Stover's daughter, of the same age, had
her ankle dislocated and fractured, her
face r.nd temples much bruised. Miss
Malinda Staler, although none of her
limbs were broken, was verv severely in
jured her back very much bruised and her
face since swollen that any one would
scarcely recognize her. Erery assistance
was rendered by the physicians and others,
and all are now doing well."
The Louisville Journal says: "Col.
Mitchell, who was shot ia the leg at
Monterey, and is still suffering much from
his wound. Adjutant Armstrong, who
had oje of bis legs s"hot off in the same
battle, and several wounded officers and
men of the Ohio Regiment, passed through
tms city on Friday last, on their way to
Onieinnnati. They were direct from
The r.nmbcr of passengers that arrived
st HilLim-:?, f.-ori fore:gn ports during
the yar I RIO, v.:.s as follows: From
R rem en 8,3:1'?; from Rotterdam 663; from
,muenh'n I.V2; from Havre 326; Horn
Lon!o:i 172; from Liverpool 166. Total
Tea anil Coflce.
The Allowing is a copy of the letter
addressed by the Secretary of the Treas
ury to the -chairman of ths Committee of
Ways and Means of the House of Repre
sentatives. The "Union" accompanies
its publication with a paragraph urging
the (speedy adoption ol tnc measure pro
Treasury Department, Dec. 21. '-10.
Sir: . Permit me most respectfully to
call your attention to the views submit
ted in mv last annual report in regard to
to Imposing duties on tea and coffee. """"""
These duties were suggested in view
of the necessity of obtaining the loan
tneren proposes, ana tins iiepartment
feels bound to communicate the opinion
entertained by it, that m the -absence of
these duties, it will probably be wholly
impracticable to negotiate the loan on
such terms as would be permitted by
Congress, - - -
"Most respectfully, - :
Your obedient servant,
' R. J. WALKER.
Secretary of the Treasury.
lion. Jmes J. McKay.
Chairman of the Committee of Ways
1- - ' t -" T . "-
An Irish girl named McCormik, rc
su'inT in Hamilton. Canada West, as a
servant, has been guilty of a series of
vcrv strange acts. In her capacity as
servant, she would with a very artless
address ascertain the feelings 'of almost
every lady, relative to the tender pas
sions," telling them that Mr. , a dry
goods clerk, or a lawyer, &c, was des
perately in love with them, and that he
would contrive to see them on a certain
night. When the night appointed came,
the young gentleman spoken of would
come, in the shape of Miss McCormick
in male apparel. In tliacc different ca
ses the question was popped, and ac-s
ccptcd: in one the wedding dress wr.8
made. The fun was tried once too of-1
ten, and the gav creature was on Mon-1
day locked up in juL
F I II i:.
A very serious fire broke out last night
in a four story brick building at the cor
ner of Liberty and Wayne streets, own
ed by Reuben Miller, Jr., and occupied
by Gal way & Watson as a liquor store.
The house though not burned down, is
completely burnt out, from first floor to
the rvf, with a large amount of liquors.
The fire, with such aids, burnt long
and obstinately; but was finally subdued
by the untiring energy of the firemen and
prevented from spreading any further
though connected with other buildings on
The building and stock are fully in
sureJ in tho Delewarc ?Iutual office.
Ilavs & Rockawav suffered very slight
ly by the removal of some drugs. Pro
tected by the Franklin o.Cicc!. Pittsburg
OF EMINENT MEN.
Major Van Buren, son of the Ex-President,
acted as aid to Gen. Taylor at the
&icge ot Monterey, Lieut. Calhoun, son
of the Sou t!i Carolina Senator, has, for
some lime past, been acting as aid to Gen.
E, P. Gaines. Lieut. Col. Henry Clay,
son of Harry of the West, is now in
Mexico vi;h a regiment of Kentucky
Vo'unteors, and has been invited by Gen.
Taylor to becoma one of his staff. A son
of Senator Wthster is Captain of a com
pany of Volunteers in Massachusetts, and
will probably soon be in Mexico. A son
of t'.ie Hon. .T.J. Crittenden is a Captain
i:i the new regiment of Mounted Rifle
men. The Baltimore Clipper says: A gen
tleman named Reynolds, who recently ar
rived in this city, accompanied by his
wife and child, and put up at the Swan
Tavern, corner of Franklin and Eotaw
sts., disappeared very singularly onl Wed
nesday night, and we understand, has not
been fcince beard from. lie started to go
to one of the theatres on the above even
ing, and was known to have had in his
possession between 6300 and 400, and
being a unst correct and steady man, his
absence has 2:ivcn rise to most fearful ap
prehensions for his safety."
The New York Tribune says:
"In making an estimate a few davs
since of the quantity ol Grain exported
thi3 year to 22d December, (reducing
Fiour and .Meal to Grain) from this port,
we made the quantity eight millions of
bushels, not inrlading Barley, Rye and
Oats. We .have sinca ascertained that of
Rye the exports reach 930,000 bushels,
averaging about one dollar per bushel in
The Van Buren (Ark.) Intelligencer,
of the 12th inst. says: Wc learn that
some ons or more of the volunteers, so
supposed, who are now stationed at Fort
Gibson Jiavc recently killed two Chero
kees. The Chcrokees are -Teatly exci
ted and loudly demand redress. We
have not h?ard any particulars, and there
fore we arc not able to give any history
ol the affair, nor our opinion as to the
cause of the murders, or the justice -of the
Santa .4 mi a and the 32cxicans.
A letter from Monterey, under date of
Nov 25th, says: "Santa Anna is said to
be very strong in San Luis, having about
30,000 volunteers besides the rerulars
Reports, however, are conflicting. The
Mexicans are disappearing daily from
this neighborhood no doubt to join San
r - u,T0rnfbmbroasIt out from I
Lufiuad 116,432 m specie.
IIOYVTXG the srrcate
he Countv of
law, for County and State purposes; as required uy an ;vci oi Mwmuij u. una um
monwoalth, passed the 27th day of July, 184?.
1YALUE ut Gross
Ileal Estate, of
lie. Sic. as
ind levies, "
' 8280 1
i g:i 1 3 1
- 393 36:
Aiiiijfon w.vi S unerset townships will
Tiie undersigned Commissioners of Somerset county,
correct statement of the asrscresrate value of assessment
objects made taxable by the laws of this Commonwealth for county and State pur
poses, which statement has been revised, corrected and equalized according to the
meaning and intention of the law.
Given under our hands this 11th dtiy of .January, 1847.
Attest JOilX II. KING,
11. L. STEWART, Clerk. PETEU BEKKEY,
Santa Anna and 111 Troops.
The Matamoras Flag states on the au
thority of a Mexican, that Santa Anna
enjoys "the unlimited confidence of the
soldiery, and to such a pitch has he rai
sed their ardor by eloquent appeals to
their passions, that it would be impossible
to conceive the enthusiasm that prevails
A 1 1
amonT tncm. A general uesire is ex
pressed to bo led against the invaders. '
0 ETTERS of Administration on the
jf 4 estate of Peter Shirer, Sr., late of
ballisbury,Elllik tp., dee'd. having been
granted to the subscribers, all persons
indebted to said estate are requested to
attend at the late residence of the de
ceased, on the 20ih fof January next,
prepared to settle; and those having
claims, to present them at the sanve
time and place, properly authenticated.
of F.Ik lick tn.
PE TER SHIRER,
of A Ih gany co., Md.
Her. 8. 19J6-61
TSi7?7HF.REAS the honorable Jeremi
V T ah !S. Ulack, President, and G.
Chorpcnning and John M'Carly, Esqs.,
associate Judges of the court of common
pleas, in and for the county of Somerset,
and assistant Justices of the courts of over
and terminer antf general jail delivery and
quarter sessions of the peace, in and for
said county of Somerset, have issued
their precept lo me directed, requiring
me among other things to make public
proclamation throughout my bailiwick.
i!i at a court of oyer and terminer and
general jail delivery: also, a court of gen
eral quarter sessions of the peace and
jail delivery, will commence at the bor
ough of Somerset, in and for the county
of Somerset, in the commonwealth o!
Pennsylvania, on the 2d Monday of
February next, (Sih day) in pursuance
of which precept
Public Notice is hereby cfiv-
e, to the justices of the peace, the coro
ner, and constables of said county of
Somerset, that they be then and there, in
their own proper persons, with their
roils, records examinations, and inquisi
tions, and other remembrances, to do
those things which to their offices apper
tain in thai behalf lo be done and also all
those wiio prosecute against the priso
ners that are, or then shall be, in the jail
of the said county of Somerset, are to be
then and there to prosecute against them
as shall be just.
Given under my hand, at Somerset, this I
5ih day of January, in the year of
our Lord 13 47.
SAMUEL GRIFFITH Sheriff.
Duting the ensuing eegsion of the
Legislature, the Pennsylvania. Tele
graph will be; published iwireta week,
on fine double royal sized paper, and
will contain full, impartial, and accu
rate reports of the proceedings of the
two Houses, together wiih the latest
Cougrsssional, Foreign and General
Experienced Reporters will be em
ployed in bath branches of the Le giila
ture, and every exertion used to make
the. Telepraph urorthy of the patronag9
and confidence of the public, and of the
reputation. h has acquired for correctness
The ensuing session of the Legislature
will be one of more interest to the citi
zens ofPennsylvania ihan any one for:
many years. Subjects of life deepest j
interest io iter welfare to everv riiifcm
will be agitated, in all of which the
Telegraph will always contain the 1
3liJ most correct intelliScnco E
M. M 112J1YMJJ2J
value anU assessments mauc
Somerset for the year 1847, upon property -made taxable by
am t Amount ol Amount 01
Tax" forlbiate tax on Mortgages.
County, pur-jpropcrty as-f money
i5sed for. I n i e r e st.
eounty pur-, bonds.judg-
,)Oses. ments, &c,
&L C, "
S3 1 20
9 50 9
159 3 4
be included next week.
intelligent citizen all who feel an inter
est in .the afTdirs of the Commonwealth,
should receive a paper from tha neat cf
Government during the sessivu of the
In consequence of the facility of the
Magnetic Telegraph we shall be enabled
to give all important Congressional and
oilier intelligence up to the hur of pub
lication, As the publication of a paper of the
size, and giving the information cf the
Telegraph during the session, is at
tended with great expense, as well as
edilorul labor, our friends throughout
Commonwealth are respectfully revest
ed to aid in increasing the circulation in
llieir respective neighborhoods during
that period. The terms are :
For the session, 2 00
For the vear, 5 00
Two copies of the Telegraph will be
sent during the Session for S3, 00, The
same deduction will be made for a la -re
number. THEO. PENN.
For February Term, 1847,
2ND MONDAY, 8l'H DAY.
Somerset br. Henry Siewart
Henry J Heiple
Jacob Mo wry.
Henry Walter, Sr.
Quemahoning Josiah Swrenk
John J Milier
John P II Walker
Southampton John Sturtz
Henry Paoi baugli, jr.
Miiford Joseph Boling
Jonai Ted row
Conemaugh Samuel Border
Quemahoning Michael Zimmerman
Sionycreek Tobias Miller
Shade John Lambert
Somerset tp. Henry Mussr
Samuel H. Hunter
Somerset br. James Armstrong
Jenner Barnet Picking
B. Valley George Kimrxel
Jhn Land is
Greenville Samuel Haller
John C Heal
Stoystown Henry Little
Turkeyfoot John Brooks
Frederick Bin Wh
Southampton Dsniel Smrij
Allegheny George Switter
Addison Thomas EruUIey jr.
in cat-u iuwiinii .um iiui-
o!i Ain't il StaieUnss aiiumnt ol bt.its
tax on proper
ly taxable for
State ' purpo
for the year
432 8 4
3 45 92
: 16 75
do certify that the above is a
and valuation of the several
To the heirs and legal rep
resentatives of John Gra
FTjflAKE nonce that an inquest will
.fi be held at the late dwelling house
of said deceased, in the Borough of
Stoystown, Somerset county, Pa , on
Saturday the 1 6th day of January 1SJ7,
for the purpose of making partition of the
real estate of said deceased, to and a
mong his children and legal representa
tives, if the same can bo done without
prejudice to or spoiling of the whole;
otherwise, to value and appraise the
same according to law; at which time
and place you are required to attend il
you think proper.
dec 3, Sheriff.
To the heirs and legal rcp
rcsealaives of Jlu there
Tinker ton, deed.
Flj",'AKE notice that an inquest will
H be held at the late dwelling house
of said deceased, in the township of
Turkeyfoot and county of Somerset Pa.,
on Saturday ihe 30:h day f January
1847, for the purpose of making parti
tion of the real estate of said deceased.
to and among his ChiHren and legal rep
resentatives, if ihe sme can be done
wiihftut prejudice to or spoiling of the
who'c, otherwise lo value and appraise
the same according to law, at which time
and place you are required to attend if
you think proper.
dec 8 Sheriff.
DAILY I N T E L LI GENU E R.
.'2 JS'7D Arrangement.
On the commencement of the ensuing
session of the Legislature, the Penn'a
Intelligencer will be published Daily
during f!ie session, and Weekly the re
mainder of the year on the following
For the session Daily, $2,00
For the year Daily and Weekly, 3,00
ICT-Payments in all cases lo be made
I'he Daily will be published on a me
dium sheet, the size of ihe dailies hereto
fore issued .at the seat of Government.
We have made arrangements for the em
ployment of competent and experienced
REPORTERS, and will give full, accu
rate and impartial reports of the proceed
ings of ihe Legislature. Ample sketches
of the doings of Congress, accounts of
the progress of the wir. the news of ihe
tfjy, and a general variety of Political
nnd miscellaneous matter, will also be
We will so arrange as to issue every
evening, a few hours after the adjourn
ment, so that the proceedings of each
day will be contained in the paper of the
same evening, and w ill be delivered
through the fiist mails that Jeatc after;
the adjournment. i
'i'he Weekly will retain its present
size and form, and wiil contain as great
an amount and variety of reading mat-j
ter as any other paper published at Har-
Tire Intelligencrr will be furnished to
Clubs at ihe following rates:
Three copies, Daily, for $5,00
Seven copies, do " 10.00
Any person obtaining tour subscrib3rs
for ihe session or for the year, will be
entitled to a fifth copy gratis. tC7But
no paper will be sent without the cash
accompanying the order. Monies may
be remitted by mail.
Mires C. W CURDY.
Harriiburg, Dec. 12, 1516,
A, II person? i.: 'elHed to t! r etr.te nf
Jacob Will, Sr. h'e of Si.nyrrcr!t
tp.. deceased, are requested to- meet t',e
undersigned Ex'Tutors, at. the office cf
Gthhnrt anJ Forward, in Somerset, orj
Saturday the 20ih of Jr'thnnry i.ext. to
settle; and those having c'ahiis.t rn
sent them at the same time and place,
J m. 12 of Stonycrcek tp. Ex'r.
Orphans' Court Sale
IN pursuance of an order of ihe Or
phan's court of Somerset county,
t! ere will be exposed to sale by way of
Public Vendue or outcry on the prem
ises, on Su!urd(tj ihe Gth day of Febru
ary next, (1847) the following Real Es
tate late ihe property of Jacob Huffman,
deceased, viz: A certain Tract or
of land, tittiate in Jenner township, con
taining 317 acres and allowance, more vt
less, adjoining lands of David Simpson.
Jacob Boyers, Conrad Keyser, Ji;,a
Hoffman and others, with upwards of
100 acres of clear land, on which ara
erected a large
Two Story House
and a one story house and a lare S:na
Bank Barn, with other improvements.
Terms: One third in hand, and tha
balance in six annual payments, without
interest, to be secured by Judgment
bonds and Mortgage.
Attendance will be given by William
Rishcbargrr and John Hoffmann admin
istrator's of the estate of said deceased.
Bv the court,
W. 11. PICKING.
January F2, 1947. Clerk.
Flour, per barrel, $1 50 a 5 00
Wheat, per bush!, go a 0 00
Rv. " 50 a 0 60
Corn, " 50 a 0 CO
Oats, " so a 0 35
Potatoes 00 a 0 27
Apples, ' 0 00 a 0 CO
" dried 44 50 7J
Peaches dried ' 0 75 a 1 00
Butter, per pound, 00 a 0 00
Beef, 4 a 0 5
Veal, " 5 a 0 c
Chickens, per dozen, 1 5 n 1 50
Eggs " 15 8 0 lr
Stone Coal, per bushel, 7 0 9
Flour, 13 12 i S 60
Wheat 0 50 a 0 55
R a 37
Corn 81 a 37
Oats 0 a 25
Barley. 33 a 40
Bacon, hams, per lb 0 a 0
Pork CO a 00
Lard, 6a 7
Tallow, rendered 7 a CO
' rough 5 t 00
Butter, in kegs, 7 t 8
roll. 9 a 10
ChecseWestcrn Rescrva 0 a 7
" Goshen, CO a 10
Apples green, per barrel, 1 12 a 2 00
dried per bushel, 50 a 6"2
Peaches, 1 57 a 1 50
Potatoes, Mercer 00 a VJ
Neshannockt a (13
Seeds, Clover 5 25 a 3 50
,, Timothy I 25 a 1 50
Flaxseed 75 a 0 00
Wool 20 a 28
BANK NOTE LIST.
STANDARD GOLD AND SILVER
I iltsburgh, Banks,
United States Banfc,
Bank of Germantown
Monongahela Bank Brownsville
Bank of Gettysburg'
Bank of Chester County
Bank of Chambersburg
Bank of Delaware,
Bank of Susquehanna County
Bank of Montgomery County
Bank of Northumberland
Bank of Lewistown
Bank of Middleton,
Columbia Bank and Bridge Co.
Franklin Bank, Washington
Farmers' Bank Reading
rarmers Bank Bucks County
Farmer's Drover's Bcr.k W'ayncsb'g !
Farmers' Bank Lancaster par
Lancaster Co. Bank
j M tilers' Bank Poltsvill
; State Serin, Exchange bank Pitts..
Mer. and Manl's B
issued by solvent Banks
Stcubenrille, (F. & M.)