Erie observer. (Erie, Pa.) 1830-1853, May 15, 1847, Image 2

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General Cass, ,
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Tilde 'is in the following send r ' nts ex-_
pressed by Gen. Lewis Cass, i hit fitfe . ,]
speech on the Oregon question Ins year, not
dull great eloquence; but great truth aria.
force. Since,
_the feiteralists in this -cicinitlii ;
have adopted General Taylor 'as their' candi
date for the pri;aidenty, who
i s not only a
scchern man; but a slave-hal rto boat; we
hear "no more bout slavery an dissolution.
Tkei didatica o the Inquitter—t e heroics of
the North Am rican—the forebodings of the
. United States Gazett e—bn the- addition of
new-',slav6 territory to the Union,-are sudden
ly hushed! *en the Net York Tribune
half promises to support the old chief, and so
to swallow its alumnies upon the south, arta
its gloomy lire ictions of .ilissolution and dis-.
aster. Fein t tis spectacle we may glean a
new proof of the brazen inconsistency, and of
the utter want•-•\ of principle, so often exhibited
. . .
by the fetleralisis; They have presentcd just
such a spectaclou numerous other occasions.
Once a call nk was ,the witch-word.—
Now this favorte'dogma is not only forgotten,
. but actually op cued. ' A bankrupt law was
then preposedi mssed - by a federal Congress,
and repealed at thd 'same Congress which
created it. - A mlitary herd, used to be their
speciadhorror, nd is now their especial fa
vorite. ' On th •tarilr they have been equally
unfortunate, an. will be, we predict, yqually
inconsistent.' Vho does not recollect the'
borriblelore.bodings indulged in on this sub- \ i
ject by the whole federal press and by all the
leadersf, Mr. Walker's estimatei , and the new
tariff were asslied as equally infamous and
1 .1
(imperfect—as . ore to stop eypry manufactory
in the land. • re heir nothing of all, this
now. The cja tor has ceased, and, if silence
gives content , hese partisans admit that they
have been de eked and deluded themselves
quite as much s they .hoped to deceive and
delude others. Well was it, therefore, in view
of this wholes inc übandontneut of principle,
that Mr. Morr s, in a speech sortie evenings
ago, admitted their overthrow ixy' the oppm,t-
S ,
lion, unless No, vidence steppe Ifor)vard to tq
deem and to slave their cause! , " [ ,
'Gen. erf?' 'bly exposes the.dissolution-of
the-(tfa:tin hu bug. Nowhere has it been so
-handsomely at d effecti-ely shown up. His
rfatirocal alltis ons to the croakirigs of feder
alism are exc edingly well-timed: .-
'lt pains in , sir, to hear allusions it) the
destruction of this governtnent, and to the
dissolution of its confederacy. It pains me,
t 'not because tl cy inspire me with any fear,'
but because.% o ought to have ono impro
- nouncenblew n.d, as the Jews had of , old, and
- that word is i issolulion. *,,,.We should rejeCt
the feeling from our hearts, and its name from
our tongue's. This cry of 'ters t ,' wo to Jern- I
•i salon); irrates harshly upon mv ears. Our
Joritsalcß is neither beleaguered nor in dun
-1 ger. It is yet th city upon a 'hill, ghrrious .
in what it is, Still more ?Jur:oils,* the bles
sing of God, n % hat it is to bs—a landmark,
inviting the n of tiro world, struggling
upon the aura y iicean of political oppv,oss:on,
to follow as to a ha‘en of . safety and of ra
tional liberty. No'Lltiglish Titus willenter
our temple of freedom through a brealth in
i the battlement F, to bear thence the ark our
i constitution and the book of our law, to take
their stations in a triumphant procession in
I, the streets of a madern Runic, as trophies of
! conquest and )roofs of submission. -
"Many a ri veil has crouliq.l in my day, kt
' the augury kr link:if:and the 1-opt:bile has
marched 6r.w rI. Many a cri-is Ikas present
ed itself to the imagination of our political
' Cassandras, I tit: we !lave still increased in po
litical Fosperity, mi - we Face increased in
years, and that, ton, with an acciderated pro-,1
gross unknou D to the history of the world.—
- 'We time a class of men, whose eyes are al-
Ways - dann, -tt e flunk merioolitog rho bleb,
,i t mi L ,...;5a?2.........t . el. ii, - ;Ter.apilrAtettsive of
here or oilier on t Fellite4N, gut_
rib. tlrm we are the image of
cr, at d brass, and clay, Contra"-
, which the - first rude blow of
coune some
„„4 , sib
misfoit tine is
"For my
r ' Pttongoa go
far good, and
because sup
,' people intern
the earth in,
. laud useful ki
into their poll
--. and x•iio.w•ou
if it were nn
fil their jai..
• ' evil, from t
' „would make
nal of i:s ove
,Jit in ihtk
tti! •ert. It
for s•own c
qiir Plot
- , 11 .
to .strike from its pedestal.
own Part, I 'consider this the
einment on theface,of the earth
the weakest for
rted by the, public opinion of n
r to none of the cotnmunitixf
II that constittitei.mornt th
owletlge, and Who ha vn brenthcd
Rica' ystem • tho-breath of life;
I lddestroy it, as they created it,
orthy of them,- or failed
expectations. And•wedk for
tis tery consideration,
is follies and its faulrs'ihe
throw. -It is the only govern
tence which no. reyolution can
'may b6 . -change:l, but it' pro' , :ide l s
diange; when the public will,re
and insurrections, and the=va-
rions'strogges bN, which nn opAree l sed popu-
Istioh Mani( pis Ws sufferings 119 d 1 Peeks the
recofery of 'la right:- Ime no plabe here...-..
IVe /aye nn ping to fear but',ourselves.”i
: 111I t t s:Iti Ey. °AO:. o.—"W ha tdo you charge
board!" sked a all Green Monitain boy,
she walke up to ti secon4 rate lint I, in
i t
ew York, "What do you adZ a w ek for
onr.l and lolging '' "riveldpllar .' •Five
tkillars! tho's - to6 in tcli; but li•s'po:•e yi till
allow for . thO'titnes T a absent from. dinner
and supper !' .. , Certnini) I ii i lrty-seven and a
,holf _cents telt." Hero the converFation
, - tided, and lio Yankee took up', his rtuartera
-- for two weeks. During this time, he lodged
. . ...
,'"•'. ' I
i k
'and breakfasted at the lintel. bu t did not cat
beillier dinner nor supper, sayin g his busines
detained litti in another portion of the town.
At the expiration of two weeks, he again
balked up tits the bar, and said; "&pose we
tettletildt aocontit,-1 am ft going in a few
minute." '''he landlord handed him his bill—
''.Two %redo' board, at $5-810.7 "Here,
stranger," chid the Yankee, "this bill is wrong
il --'ve . rnade a tnimaket you've not deduct
, F ildlite time f was absent from dinner and sup •
/-: I . per--14 daP..t; meals , per day-28 Meals s
--- r Wit Cents each...;.slo 50. If you've not go ,
0 "the fifty dents change that's due me, I'll , take
ti drink and the balance in cigarsPi
i' , : A Pint.stirntrius- Filrmm.—An.awfur oc
currenco lord{ place at a' small tavern in Phil
:•adelphii on I Vednesday; A father had , bet
;iftie dollars I at MS son, a mere lad, could
. .drink three titles of Iporter. The bet I was
:'..:titken by set e unfeeling wretch, and the twig.
`4l-,-: on Was pou ed out fur the little boy. Ittiobe-
II; dienco toot to stern ceinmand of his father,
Ise 'drank two' bottles. but funnel it iinpossible
r.t.'... - Act finish tbe third. , Ile was now in an alinost
'.4 , :' lielPless slate of intoxicatku'
c'.. when his fath
' :e .M r, becOmitiF l cm - varied tt ith his nen:complj
'%,.:‘,.„ ell with fits Wivres, ceized the remain*
I',lnie r tiod i.kireting the, neelt of the bottle 'into
7 1 .detAikts mouth, (ideally pon..ed it down' his
. :,V fri?ati l . - TOL not too hnrrible . for come . mole
. ---- - WO Thelather had won ib i s- the oipars,
ic.-,:- and now, beth.being being wildly and fhroi!-
~,4.:•,. , 41.43 , d..utk,t! el started f rhome, 6 reeling nod
w.:fttidlalliftg at every step. The poor lad cut
,;'hiMself frightfully: When they reached
.1!=,:- 'barite; il was necessary to send for a pliyai-!
,1',..." . -, ..eitith'- who, !for a while despaired of the.rfco,v-
T ; , etrof tbe,child. These are - the facts,
-as 'T-
A ' heed to its.l It is a long time since we have'
.E:c.-.-,,teatf of any hing so replti ng.—True San.
-•_s--.',.:,--:4N INeDintT OV THE B.yrn.n.--I.on the
' - ~2.4 th. near sunrise, a most
incident occurred. Get deals
101 were hi Convursaiioni, when
rode lip to them, and anipatinc
.the-Mexican army. 4 •What
mdcliimed old Zack. - ,Gen.
"to hirt, an I threvi his 'arms to . embrace him: ' Taylor
14 - around Wool's waist, and
Ate:air like cr "child, General
lieved when he reacher! the
ming around said to me, '"Cu
ie men here and give titre
. we did; multiplied by three
end' will as ever we did esq,
Arcot% Sr. Louis Rep 4,
Battle of Cerro Gordo.
nta Annal. again Defeated in a pitehed
aide, by=Gen. Scott—Six Thouschut
iltiicemstiiken prisoners—Five Mildred
Intericans Killed and iroundedGen. La
[ Vega again a Prisoner.
Friday'Ereoing, April 30-5 o'clock.
By the steamship M'Kim,
Capt. Pillsbury,
which left Vera Cruz on :the 20th inst., we
have glorious news from the scene of ac
On the afternoon 'of -Vie 17th the .
vance under Gen Twiggs encountered the-en
emy, wben.a severe but indecisive conflict
ensued. As the genera orders -below show
that kwas Gen. Scott ' s ' intention to giro-bat
tie only on the 18th, - it ay be. that this en
gagement Vas brought on by the Mexicans.
The main battle occurred on the 18th, ancfre
suited in the complete'triumph of -the 'Amer
ican arms, •- •
. _
Santa Anna made his escape after. his army
,was \routetl;=- Gen. La N,,,a IS again among
the prisoners. . Besides hi m there were fire
generals taken , a .lo ig list of colonels
and subordinate <officers. We give below -a
list of such officers as are coming to!this
place. They were to leave Tera-Cruz about
the 55tii. .
PLAN Diu. Rio, April 17— IA. M.
The Division of Gen. Twiegs started two
hours since, and a heavy Cannonade has al
)ready commenced upon hilt line from' the far
thdst of the Mexican works. At intervols, ,
the rattling of small arms cart be heard dis
tinctly from the Oragoon:Cantp where I am
writing this. . .
lam going out .‘A Col's.. Duncan and
poltlan, and CaPtAirentbeiton, to the seat of
action, and will;'return here at night to report
the progres's of fight : It was not intend
ed, I belleCe, that Gen. 'll,•iggs should open
the fi eld to-day, nt leaht o bring on a getter-,
at action, and it is therefore presumable that
ithe Mexicans have opened upon him. ,
'I write in great haste; 'G.W. • K.
Five, P. M.—l have just returned from the
scene of conflict, and idoody one it has
been, considering the number engaged. A '
hill this side of the f.trthest Mexican work,
on which there was no one seen last .evening,
was found occupied by the, enemy'•s liglit
,troops this uthridng, and to force it was.
deentell indispensable.. For this,purpose the
.rifles under ,Major - Sumner, besides detach-'
toents of artilcry avid infantry,' were t der6d
to charge up the rugged ascent. This t
in gallant.' style, 'driving- the, Me jeans,
after a resistance_which may be put do vn a
most obstinate. Great numbers of the e terry
were killed, Whiie ha our side the loss was
also severe. Major Sum ner was shot in the
head by a musket ball—severely but not mor
tally m rimmed. • Lieius. Maury and Gibbs, of.
• the rifles, were also wounio, but not. severe-
Iv, as was also - peat. 4Jartis of the 31 ith
I could not learn that any • of our 'bfl - icers
were killed. The entire loss on.our side, in
- died and wounded, k.estimated &labour one
itindrtd: ,but from the nature of the ground
brokenicovered with brush and thick chap.
aral, - aucl estreniely uneven—lL is'imposei-
Ile to te,ll with accuralcy. Nor can 1, at this
t ne, give even the names of the officers who
‘• •re immediately engaged. -
About 3 o'clock the enemy madee,demon
i ration from the fort on the neighboring
height to the one our men had captured, as if
with the intention of retaking it: hut - it all
ended in marching down the hill, , wing it
most tett tc”.....i,... e .,-,.. , .....i...4.......„-- 4-.:—.
a: few shots and then retiring, Their appear
'ikne,as they came dowm the slope N ' s
-7-1 -k-A
Cg e
14"ing.IirCenious fire
onen.T , ~-:l i tie, ;edoing;ittleexe
other than cutting down the trees and
brush: As we returned to camp %he tiro still
continited-the enemy had evidently ascer-'
mined the position of the road, 'which had.
juSt been cut, with accuracy, but their .balls
principally went over. -
. Gen. Shields at 3 o'climk. was ordered to
;3 tippol ip aOn. 1 wlggs, withi three 'regiments
of vol teers--two from Iginoismider Cols.
Baker and Barnett. The still liat7O ,wa r m
work to-morrow if the Mexicans stanfrup as
they did to-dnyl. .
There has been not a little skirmishing to
day between the forage and beef parties, sent
out in the rear. and the rancheros. One Il
linois man was killed a l nd,-o4 of the same
regi [Ant and it Tennotsseinc wounded. I could
nut learn their names.• G. W. K.
CA:llf4 NEAR PLAN Di\ s, l - Ito,
Appil IS, 1 o'clock, I'. M.
The American arms havenchieved another
most brilliant victory. Outnumbering Gen
eral Scott's.force materially, and occupying'
positions ,which seemed impregnable as Gib
raltar, one lifter another of, their works has
been taken• to-day. Ilse generals,• colonels
enough to command to vn such armies as more,
and otherl oflleers innumerable, have been
then pridoners, together with six thousand
men, 'and the rest of their army driven
and rontel wfth the loss of everything
ca' non, baggage train—all.
Nothing but the impossibility of finding a
road for the dragoons to the rear of the ene
-my's works saved any part of &Oita Anna's
grand army, 'including his own illustrious
Miring he prisonersis our old friend La
Vega, who fought with his accustomed gal
lantry. Tit l e other Generals are Jose 'Maria
Jarona, Luis Pinson, Manuel Uoriga ? . and
Jose Obandri. The names of the colonels I
have not been able to gather. Nothing, saved
Santa Anna but the want of dragoons on the
Other Side of thtir line.
As it is, his traveling coach, with all his
pip , valuables, arid even his wooden leg,
ha fa en into our hands, together with all
the mon . of his army. No onemnticipated,
when they arose from their hard bivouac this
morning, such a complete victory,
I write in great haste, and have no tinie fur
- particulars:, -The name of the killed !It'd
wounded I will ascertain as oon as possible.
I think that five hundred will covet our entire
loss. had it-not been for the positive cow
ardi c of Santa 'Anna and Canalizo, who ran
befo c the brittle--,at least in bran( men's
han ,i'..wati half lost, it would have been far
greater. No one at presentittan estimate i the
loss of the Mexicans—they are scattered on
the hills, in the roads,,every where. 4 ' .
The loss on bbth sides has been heavy—hoW
cotild it have been otherwise?. The rough and
rocky road cut through• rugged defiles and
dense chapparal is_now lined with our wound
ed. The rifles, al. Haskell's Tennesse vol
unteers, the Ist artilery,. the ith infantry„ and.
Cap:. Williams's company of Kentucky vol..
unteeo. have perhaps suffered most: Gen.
Shields wAs severelyond 1 am fearful, mor
tally wounded, while 'gallantly leading his
brigade to storm c,:fe of the enemy's. farthest
works. Gen. Pillow Was alsO wounded, al
though slightly, while'isterming a fortifica
tion pn this side, comm'anded-by La Vega.-!
All tie field officers of Col. ilaskell'lk regi
ment wore wounded at tlu:t same lime, save
h itna • If. ,
Ot the rifles, Capt Mason .has Most a leg,
Lieu . Ewell has ben badly wonnded,,
McLane, slightly. I have already mentioned
the gallant Major itlinner, and other officora
wounded yesterday' I have specified some
regiment's abpve which signalized themselves.
It haPpenedtu be their gOod fortune,? in the
disposition of the battle, to,falj upon what all
good soldiers may tern► pleasant plageri:.-thg
most difficult work Z to rtorm—and. Iravely
d without faltering did' they execute' the
,perilous duties assigned to them.
' At I eelotk this afternoon- , Gen. Twigg*,
t or fiivisionitos boon in the hardest - of it,
.was pursuing theflying enemy towards Ja-.
Pietison,,fmho commandeJ L the foriS
nearest Warr del Rio, asked` of Gel). Werth
time to couider.-before he capita rated. D.
sirous to come to terms, Geni,-;-AVorth
him fifteen Mittites,l and heliiirrendered
Cianditionally. Iliad he ,not done so, 41#
slaughter woulctitave beenterrible,' What
disposition Gen.'licott is tS`make Of the
oners is not yet known: He may set them all
at liberty on their paroles, from tho difficulty
.of feeding them, and to accelerate his own ad
vance movements. We shall hear by to-mor
row. I wish he could send the officers
least to the United States, for there is a fine
string of them.
It is now impossible to name the' officers
who have distinguished themselves. - can
not, however, omit to mention Cols. Harney,
Riley and Childs, of the regulars; Cols. Ba
ker,- Foreman and Ilaskell, of the volunteers,
'as every one is talking of them.
I write in great haste, and with noise, con
fusion, and every thing else around one. - You
-cannot appreciate tlurvict.ory. To' describe
the ground and fortifications of the enemy,
the oifliculty of turning their' outer 'work:,
and the toil and peril undergone by the troops,
'were impossible, '
NS time to say another word. I send this
off by an express. It is Gen. Scott's inten
tion, I know, to push on to the city of Mexi
co) witbnll haste. Yours, 0 W. K.
CAMP AT PLAN ItillL RIO, April 19.
The route of the Mexicans last evening was
total—complete. They' were Pursued within
four miles of Jalapa by Gen. Twiggs, at
whic,h point there were none to follow.—
Santa Anna himself, instead of entombing
himself as he threatened, escaped by cutting
the saddle mule of his team from the ht mess
of his magnificent coach, mounting him and
then inking to the chaPparal.L i llis seryice of,
massive silver, nearly all his papers, his mon
ey—everytlifig in his carriage, even his dinner
,was captured. I have a capital story to tell
about this dinner when I have a moment to
The Mexican loss upon the_ heights was
awful-4h° groond in places is covered with
the dead! Among the bodies found was that '
pf Gen, Vasquez, and near him was Col. I'a
lacio, mortally wounded. Their loss in the
retreat was terribly , severe; Every by-path
was strewn with the dead. Had out 'dra
goons been - enabled to reach them in season
all would have been killed Santa, Anna,
among them. Caitalizo, with his noted lan
cers, had the prudence to roams early.
Even up to this time it is impossible to give
anything like a full and correct list of our
wounded officers; it is surprising that many
of them were not killed. Lieut. Derby,
a gallant young officer of the topograghical
engiriers, was badly but not mortally wound
while storming one of the h , ights.
Lieut. Ewell, of the rifles, i supposed to
be mortally wounded. This ,regiment
suffered terribly. Lieut. Dana', of the 7th in
fantry. was badly wounded; Capt. Patton. of
the 21, slightly: Lient. Davis, of the rifles,
oavas very badly wounded in the hip.' Major !
Sumner, of the dragoons; •but commanding
`rifles, jis improving-. The list of }piled and
wound officers in Col. Haskell's command
yesterdayo I have been able to obtain. It
should here be stated 'that Capt; Williams"
company of Kentucky and Capt. Charles Nay-,
lur s company, of Pennsylvania l ‘tolunteers
were attached temporarily to this rei t iiinent.—
lii;re is the list: .
Killed -Ist Lieut. Pred. 13. Ne Lin, com
mon hug company; 21 Lieut. C. C Gill, coin
mauling E. 13Oth these officers were from
M e rit phi S. ,
dr ouuded—Lieut . GA. - D.ll. Cummings,
sligl!t ly ; Major Robert Farquharson, of the Ist
Texas volunteers, (assigned ,t.o this rc:gimblit
for the day,) severely; Ist 'Lieut.' Wiley P.
Veart-wuo;r-=-71" r .el l. -- r - ntqftv i ia l srert-s -- . -
-.*, slightly: Capt. xl. 11. Murray,'severely;
2d Lieut. George 'l'. Sutherland, -Kontuc'ky
volunteers, severely. , . '-- -
The regiment when An action, numbered
less than 400 men, and its' loss was 79 killed
and wounded:
La Vega' was in command of the Cerro Coe
do on the first day of the fight, btu a deserter
from our dragoons, ,n German, going into
their camp at Med, and informing them that
the main attack was to be on the right of their
line.-,the work so fiercely attacked by Gen.
Pillow, he charged places with Gen. 'Vas
git6z: The latter, at, I have already stub; was
killed—La Vega defending his post until the
lines of the enemy were completely turned.—
Several Mexican colonels shave been killed,
but their 11:1111014 I hate bean unable to learn,
A brother of Gen. La Vega, a colonel of ar
tillery, was severely, and, as is 'supposed,
mortally, wounded.
, Hundreds of cases of individual; gallantry,
in storming the diffi.‘rent heights, L ore men
tiptied. Cul. Childs led on his ctuarimml on
'the first day until he had only soap f?rty or
tift l y Men with him. It - iitalso said that Capt.
Magruder fellowed,pp a charge until he had
but nine soldiers left. I cannot now recol
lect one-tenth part of the instances of almost
reckless daring displayed, but shall endeavor
to pick them up.—,l shall also send ion on a
full-return of the killed and wounded if I can
obtain it, but at present it is almosNimpOSsi
,ble ti get hold of anything. The wounka
+are'still along the roads for miles, although
Ithey are bringing-them in as fast as passible. is to • advance towards Mexico
immediately. Gen. Worth's division March
ed this morning•- , -Geperal - Scv is to march
g at noon. Santa Anna's coach is to be har
nessed up for the purpose of CarrYing on Ma
jor Sumner—better use than it was ever put
to before. , 1 ,, - • ,
,The o ffi cers and men of the Mexican army—
I mean such as are prisoners—are to be turn
ed loose on their parole not again to take up
•arnis during the war. Perhaps it is the best
disposition that could be made of them, as
any other course would delay Gen. Sectt's
forward. movement, Fifteen of their officers
have refused to siun, but have Oven their pa
role of honor to report theinselves; without
delay, to vol. Wilson' at Vera grin, aS :pHs.-
ones cover. , I ; i•
' Amefog these are Gcns. La Vega andJaico
the latter Governor of Peyote during the time
the Texan prisoners were there, and lbe
lieve distingniuhed forhis good treatment of
them, ' These officers will either be kept in
the Castle'of San Juan de Ullon, orelse pro
ceed ttithe United States.
Gen. Shieles is still alive, but it is consid
ered impossible for him to survive.: The ball
went through his Itings•aale was leading his
men to.storin the farthest works of the enemy.
I write this amid confusion of all I;.nds, and
wiiii — tio' other table than' my knees: r A hun
dred Mexican offietrs are around -me making
out their paroles]; while our own dead are be
ing carried by and consigned to their long
'restng place by- the road-side.
I shall start on for Jalapa this afternoo
.and will write by-every opportunity. , `,. - id
you some Mexican papers, as also St tit `. A'n
na's last proclamation, It is rich, , yr
t G. K
•J- ,
P. S,I have just learned that titercais
some hopes yet for,General Shields. God
grant he may live. " • ' 4
Col. Bakr, who charged on'the last fort; lost
forty-five men in • killed and wounded out of
only a portion of his regiment., Lim ? Co
wardin' killed; Lient. Murphy suppOsed to be
mortally 'woended; Lie t. Johnson wounded
in three places, and thigh, mputated; Lieuts,
Scott, ,Frotnan, and Mehl , wounded.
: ''" •
_...—....._,_,...• ...., 7 _,
•JJeserrstar.4--This . 3
it distinguished
virtue— but,tnen's notions do not' agree.--
Sir. Corwin's notion was full of slaughter and
the sepulciire—a welcome With bloody hands
to hospitabie graies. ' Santa Amin is not
quke so
- ferocious—he sends Gen. Taylor
word that he don't want to cut him to cut him
WI pieces, and i n v 'tea hint to surrender., , 7 : How
comes ,It that the Atexiean here is; so p9pti
onty tnittde4 Oho the :iftiltia'ait there?'
re re M
•s From the Pittsburgh Chronicle.!,
- PHILADWI/lA. May 9-9 o'clock,'
'he Uniciri of Saturday night,. has . Gan.
S4t.t's official dispatches, gi%ing an account
°Otte hattle'oleetw Gordo , . The acco u nts
previously received and which we publish_ in
detail in our paperto-day, are confirmed gen
erally, though not la all particulars.. - •
The American army took 3,000 prisoners,
beeides the officers.
Santa Anna, and 7,000 troops, succeeded
in 'making their escape.
. Our , loss in killed and wounded, is estima
ted at '2OO. '1
iThe Mexican loss was 350, which was in
creased by the pursuit, as many fell while re-
Areati ng.
;All the prisoAs have been dfscharfired
on their parole. . • .
;,No opposition is expected from the Mexi
cans at any point this side of P?rote.
PfuLADELtals, 10 o'clock, P. M.
Senor Amaga has been elected President of
Mexico, over Almonte.
The office-of Vice President has been abol
ished; to uptet the schemes of Gomez Ferias.
They aro fertifyinkthe city of Mexico.
Amaga breathes war to the knife. Ile „is
Some urge a resort to the guerilla mode of
It is rumored here that Santa Anna has
been captured. This is doubtful.
Letters have been received from the Bra
zos, but they contain no news.
Generalk.Patterson and Smith were both,
confined to beds by sicknep, and were
unable to go into the fights with\their corn:
The following is a list of the Pennsylva
nians who sabred. Both the Ist and 2il reg
ments, it will be inferred, were in the'engage
ments. . 1.
WoundetL—John Lambert, ---• Lindsay of,
,the Ist reg. s e t 1 .
, .
Jacob , Simons,, mortally, Edward Cross,
Thu. I farm, John Chambers, all of the Phil
adelphia Rangers. 1
James Shaw, Abraham Rowland, William
Wilhelm, and Frederick Somers, of the 2d
regiment. ' 1 - I
, . NIA.
F. R. SlitiNf,i, the present GovCrnor of
Pennsylvania, /8 op t. e of the innumerable . in
stances; in i which men of obscure origin I
have raised:themselves by talent and good
conduct, to thei highest station 'in
The father of Governor Shuilit kept a toll-gate
in Mtintgomery County, Pm,' where Francis,
.a mere boy, tell under the / notice of N. B.
Boileau, a well-kitewn.pfilitician of that' day,
who resided' there. rillie,, mingled mode Sty
and vivacity of the'youth won sii much 'on
Boileau, that he urged the father, who
consented upon repkated importunity, to let
the youth accompany him to Harrisburg,
where lie was about•to remove, having re
ceived the appointment from GevernoriSnv
der of Secretary of the.Conunotiwealth tie
had ascertained that Francis rot "itf good ,
f. id, and promised that he wo ol get him a 1
clerkship in , some of the public q eve:. This
'was in MS. In the course of: few years,
' Shunk was transferred -into th • Hall of the
Legislature,.' at 'first as , trans ribi tr - olerk,
then as aSsistantl the I ouse of Re )-
resentatives, and ate latter date,!pleoed tit .t is
head of thelLand Office, and finally appointo
Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsyl-k,
ramie'. In all these responsible uostS, he.sos
tained, so high a. reprutation , h# to' suggest
.44.i,5,„1.4nig1iat311 . 12_i the Demo'c;ratie conven-
him as a candidate for the party to iii - e - Ofike
of Governor of tho State.
Gov, Shank married in 1823,,ja claulkter of
Gov, Findlay, the one ha'vini,A just vacated
the chair of State, and the other not hav
ing reached it. The match was opposed by
Mrs. who did nosy approve grafting the
Dutch stock updri the Scotch' Irish. , The
Governor on the odntrary, who had discover
ed the worth of the youung man, said the girl
had done very well, and was likely as to be
come a Governor's lady as her Self; as proved
afterwards 'tci - be the fact. '"The wedding
went off in great state, 'With mere invited
guests, than had hitherto attendqi one in Har
risburg.. The bridegroom was ,ark complex
ioned black hair.and,' keen - black eyes, and
standing in his shoes six feettivo inches high. 4
The bride teas proportionally hall for a wo-‘
man, but contrasting strikingly and oddly with
liar partner, as she stood up With her fairness
skin,,clear blue eyes, and auburn hair.—
My informant was one of those present, and
remarked the genera!' notice of the contrast.
Shenk is a fine specimen of the Yennsylvania
German race. ' With a good figure and intel
lectual features, of great simplicity and integ
rity of character, and of blended courtesy and
dignity of manners.—Cist's Adv.
[One or two slight inaccuraoies will be
found in the foregoin more than
any person not a TY 'ennsylvftnia
would be likely to mi
III'iGULAR ACCIDEo.- .. singular and se
lions. accident occurred last w"ek nt. incin't
natl. In company with a g ntleman in n
buggy a young lady was returning to the:city
from a country jaunt. . Her long dress,' fly
ing over the side of the vehicle, caught in
the splinters of a broken felloe of the hind
wheel, and dragged her violent y out upon the
pavement. In the fall her skull was fractur
ed and her recovery itdouhtful.
It is it Wonder that such ace
more frequently happen, seein
manner in which ladies (not
d r
danger of the practice) suffer
to hang loosely from gs, ca
sort of carriage which is 'part
have often, by observing carr I
own streets, shuddered at the
a light breath of 'wind wafting
shawl or mantle, or the trait . ;
the wheel of a . vehicle a lady
might lead to the most fright
lost that above &sea
We are informed that there atie a number of
Persons turning their attentimi to the acqui
sition, of lands on'the Rio Gra dq, abOve and
below-this place, and their ue has not es
caped the attention of t TeXan authorities.
W,e learn, on the auth rity of a letter from
Corpus Christi to a gentleman here, that the
State of Texas has c.flumeticed a suit in the
District Court of NueCes county, for the ma
,ase of declaring mill i the n tended title to
henrifrinal grantemof Point Isabel and the
.urrourtding nountry. I What the merits' of
The controversy are, lye are no -informed, but
there is no . doubt as to the -fac. We under
stand some wealthy and influential parties in
this place have an interest in he_question.....'
This case will-probably he foil wed by others,
and, the validity of Mexican rants on the
Texas side of the river. fully ested.—Flag.
-- -- 1---- . ,
the Genius of Liberty of the 9th ult., that
Capt. S. S. Austin returned h me on Satur
day last, from Vera Cruz. Y sterday eren
ing,Lieut. Stewart, Sheers, a d Mr, p. F.
Frey, Or Company-11., Fayette County yol
unteersy also reached their horie, as did Col.
Thomas It. paxidson. .The latter gentleman
left:Vert. Prux . on the 6th jnst Lieutenant
Speer.? severe wound in the I and,- from his'
revolver, rendered him unfit fo duty,- and he
was - discharged. Ike would h, ye preferred a
short, furlough, but • the Sur ! eon, knowing
that his wound would not heal in that elimatO
eons to enable him to Protted ith hip ,cem
pauy,•it W4B refusetland be , w, a discharged.
- Mr.',Frey Alike conditian t .The-asuPkik
,brill IRrot elsp4 io_hfs:Mkide ,1110 P, JO: die .-
Oftarge Amp.Tcdifithloi - .., 1,, , ,.
_•,,-... -
THE - 0
"The . Worl d
natirdlit, rlff
;;_i:P' The news of d o great battle of Cerro
Gardo will be found iridetail in the out and in•
side ed
,to•dry's paper! -
It zr I, l (Tc call attention to the article in anoth
Lir column, l Emilie Penn . llvanian,ilearlell "Gen
.1.2 2 . We understand that Niuntuor WteAtLoN,
Esq. Commercial Exchttinue, has been ti , pointed
by tho Governors of New York, Ohio, Indiana,
Illinois and Nfte!!tizan:-Cortirnissiorter to take ete•
knowledgetnent of deeds Stc. 4•c., for their respec
tive attes.
Tho body of Frederick !Gide!, who was
convicted of the murder of his wife in Pittsburgh,
and afterwards committedh suicide in prison, was
brought to this place few day!! since by his
brother, and buried about six miles from town,
near • the residence of his:hrother-in-law, a i d not,
as, has been reported, iri the Lutherian b trying
ground. . -
We learn'ihat 'Graves hnv gracjously
consented to the people of Kentucky to
elect him Governor. TI4 is the Graves who
immortalized his name by murderine thq lament
ed Cilley, because he would not admit that J. \V
Wean was a gentlrman.
The Mizette harkn't a word to say about Gen.
Scott's proclamation, is which ihe asserts that the
war has been "neoectivAPOUT" by "Mexico, her-
self, and not by our Government, as they have
heretofore asserted. Not a word—,they arc tis
whist as,a.riniso in a r ot trap Not a word,
either, about, that vo . e of Gen. ,Jrvin to tror .tea '
and ceffde, although it has riot been' long since
they were vary fait to have us re:r,7t .the charge,
and o:fcred to furni , h the docpments to prove it
incorreet.. Minn appears to be 'the word with,-
them now '
'• • A Lucky Char. •
The editor o ,the "Jelersonian,"
Tenn ,is a inch • chap'. fit his last he soltpowl-'
ed , es the rec4t of a 'beautiful bouquet, from a l
lady, and his sheet also bears evidence of Itis[
talons and enerzy being equally as well appre A
-Choc(' by the democracy of his, district—it
considerably enlarged and otherwise i'mproved:
The Louisville Courier, a Native pbper,
n ith the name of den. 'Castor flying-at its mast'
head, for Pre4lenr, "subject to the decision of tlic
itt rile says it is evident the General will
li; opposed 11"Nor.hern Abolition Fanai kit" and'
the Demuciats. y We should be pleased to learn
how-he is to be elecied it the parties indicated
oppose hie Perhaps the Couriet's coadjutor, the
utcanercial, can answerl i , .
The last Chroni,ele contained an editorial
in!t the late and important news:that !he Presi•
dent had ea/led upon Gov. f-hunk for two compa
nies of volunteers to serve during thewar.. The
satEw (information was given in t h e other three pa•
volumeers had been aceePieti. and we•e probably
nn thLir road )13 McNico, • whcn our sleepy _neigh
bgir wok up.
"Our Sheets still There." •
Not as Daniel NVehcer said in Baltimore one
lobbed] day in 1810, in a political speeti l li,"E.Very
breeze whispers change'," but every flash of the
Telegraph from the S r otith shouts and; relechoes
the glorious cry of "Victo4!" "Victory!" -Scarce
ly du we record one brilliant achievemtmt of our
Army, ere another n - A - re brilliant, if it can 4c,
more 'glorious and decisive still, comes on the
swill winged lightning to exelips e it. The shoots
of the people over thetinparalleled victory of Taylor
and his little army at • Buena Vista, and the well
matured and gallawly executed botribartimentand
c triture of Vera Cruz by Scutt and his c impat;i
ms in antis, had hardly died away, crc the cheer
ing shout (win iJte mountaitiMass of Cerro Gordo
procloinied another triumph of the slripe> and
?La wird*: r victory over the enemies and insidt
era' of rflag, and lino•her point ! , ained toward
the ultimo e investment nod capture of _the capital
of Nlexico. This latter al.ernative, we trust, how
ever, will not he neilessary*— alti ough the sup'er
ciliotts oh-tinacy and self elorit .in , r pride of:the
leaders of the ).lex lean nation w uhl,seem to rem•
der peace under any other ciretti stance i probledv
atical.- But atilt we have hopes .hat these leaders
will now see, us the i u at Id alreati does, that peace
with. the United Stoics upon fa r and honorable
terms is far preferable to War— hat they cannot,
even upon their own soil, eope . r ith the hardy sol•
tilers of the North--soldiers tha do not fight-be
cause they are compelled to, but sit has been not
inaptly said, lust foi the fhn of the thing!" But
one year. has Row passed since ho first gun was
fired and the first blood spil lead on the plains of Palo
Alto, and Restea, and yet the wet has Wen Pushed
with such energy th s at at lettstbn i half of the whole
territory of Mexico is in our it disputed poSses
sten. From an army of-a little vcr seven thous
and men, scattered in detached bodies along our
frontiers, %ve ha;e increased it
,tEt nt least thirty
thottiand, and could have as ens y tom hundred--
have concentrated it i tipon Mexic n soil, even on the
western side of the continent. hese results'aro
gdmirably summed up,'in the f l llowing from the
New York Herald: • I •
idents do not
g l the heedless
1 realizing the
heir garments
lutes, or any
Lyopen. We
ages pass our
'flectifin that
the folds of a
f a govin over,
. r is / riding in,
rut accident—
"1. The conquest and ocCunni
menus of Tiirrtanlipt s, 'New Leg s
by Gen. Tullor, with rout' inestl
Want victorkA
- .
2., occupation of Slow :‘;1
lica,rneV, with several i liple bait
sive and auainst equal odds of th
3. The occupation of Califor
milita r y enterpi ises, more like t
mance than the sober facts of hi
i r The march of Gen. NVool.
miles, through - 'the enemy's con
mirable i9neLiun with TayJar u
5. The eplendul and perfect
Cruz and die Castle, and thtir
Ott!Minn, acquired with a loss o
ed in its smallness in the,history
ed towns and impregnable east!
To this we can now add thoau•
ro Gordo, the possessicef of th'-
Jahipa by.,F.cott t 'aod the capti
by the biave Alissomintr Mule
Doniphan. And .yet tbese grr
linvo been accomplished by a
which id daily accused ofbeing
competent, by the 'whit*, party..
tin has controlld and diretted o
in accomplishing - all this, and
told by iht .. -ivlides that tho
net areompetent for 'the cri
Inirst count upon the gross ignor
ty of their readers, or they neve
etirrontery to put forth such an
It -- j""MiseAnn 'Williams, of
Ohio, lately Ina yerdiet
,Josiah , S. PI ants; far% bmach isf
A iife,tty49s4l)Ortlfthfoi tlto
All the Decency
MUM 15 the Wore
Lato Wcwa.
on of the Depart
, and Coahuila,
.and bril-
xit:o by General
es,! equally deci,.
• enemy. "
ia, with various
le fictions of ro
. tory.
.cseven hundred
try, ani ir l hie ad-
Buena ism.
I veqment or Vein
ineonditional ea
f menu parallrl-:
olsiege of wall;.
s . ll
iievemont or Cer.
i •oun l ry ati far, as
Ore of Chihuahua.
the gallant Cal.
dt achievements
Admiqiitint ion
;neiricient anti in-
he Administra
r army and navy
01 we are doily
ent and his eabi
is. Surely they
nce 'and media
I -
would have the
,bawd and falie
!awrord county,
r 8400 a , zOiriO,
nit* Contfact.
itivat op mitt
~. , iATE XT iViIITH A. CONTEXT.. , /- i
; Or the way the Federidiais "lend a zelping hand fn'
carrying on , thw Wm..
' Some . few weeks since (Ap#l,t22) the - guzette;
in speakdingof the iereamt . v4e !with Matteis, made
use-of the followint laninaget . .
i "It is true that the itkrbigs tar 'have, and now I
'do, disapprove of ib" (*rfpient causes of the pres
ent war; but, it is not , iiitit, that they havealectined
to aid in its prosecution, and the triumph of Amer
ican arms. They believed, and now believe, the
war could have been avoided • without any sacri•
fice of national honor and dignity; but, once en
gaged in it, they hale conceived,it an imperative
duty to lend a helping hand in carrying it on and
bringing it to a speedy close."
This is our text, and/we wish the reader to mark
it, and note with wh4t coot eftUntery, with what
easy iinpittlenee . , they writer puts forth as filet;
that the veries . dolt i n , christendom ought to kno 4'
is not true. fly- "irfcipient causes" ,vre prestatile
tlie Gazette ... )etittiti to beiunderstoad, the annexe
tion of Texts, and the ilonsequent assertion and
ma i intenance of ourbotufdary to-the Rio Grande,
If u), the entire evidence of all its frictids, it di
retly against it. k Of ihii 4 t, the language used in
th proclamatioit of - Gen. Scott, given 'ln our
to t, is probal4 sufficient for the present,—
T i
1 .
e General says: "Mexic ins! —Americans are
no your enemies; but the enemies for 'a time of
ti men who, a year ngo, misgoverned yoh and
B OUGHT ABOUT this unnatural war be
twlcen two great republics," Added to 'his, we
ha l ve the assertion of Henry-Clay himself—the
immaculate "embodyment ;of w tigcry," a; our
neighbors delighted to c t II liim afew months am) 1
—.hat it is a just war, Wage to "redress the
ter ngs of our country,7c a 441 th t he too Would, if ,
it %ere not for his age, tuil for some po;t where
he might "slay a Me:tic:ant!' en, Taylor, too,
oa iced lind urged upon thetqec etai . y of-War, the
pr priety, not to say absolute on •essity, or the tr
,m) under his command matching aittlltakin ,, poi
, etiseinn of the Rio Grande lei planting our lii i,t
lir+ batteries oppoiti eMc ilexican ci:y of Nfata•
Maros, against which so Inn:eh federal indignation
ha been expended, and so much abuse heaPed iip•
oil the Administration of Pi l ,caident Polk. What -
I 'thn becomes of Ode _phardi.iit•el cant a holt,. ilii,
"i eipient causes of the present wain? •Geneial
I .
Sc ;t4 upon whose hack the original inilitaryl glo
rifying portion'of the patty thought to Ode' into
po ver; is nainst it, emphatically wi thouti the kast
reservation! Ilenry'Clay,.the idol of thttiman and
money worshipping Pnrtion, contradicts it. And
lastly Gen. Taylor, upon the back or ~!4oso bar i
earned fame, the yanchrent of . the rrery. i nW liopr.
to rise /lean de piedat iti upon - the 'o Pala id garb.
are of pripate"cor ) porations, to ,the picking f fat
office's in' the gilt of the General Governnein,
etitii,!s oflici.illjr, in a contrail iit'ory atiititdc!
, ..
"illit," vans die G a zett e , "it is'nett tru- that t hey
(the whigl) have declined fo" aid in rtS. (Old u ar's) I
prii.ectit ion." Let 'us iexairline this cenfident rn is• I
1 ,
section one moetn,:and I , fe whether',oor, nei• It
bur is notklisposed to impose upon tile t redtil y l l
f his r . eaders.l ‘Ve commFnee with' the State of
Massachusetts, the most ort 'ludo.% whig, or fedd l rai 1
State, in the Union. l Whe calltd upon to rai•ca
re'.l. , :inrent of volnhteers, to "aid in its,'!(thelvai's).l
r [
pros..etniko, and the triumph of American arms, - d
we find ler legtlirg behind until one of iter most
%serthy''s' l ns, and choice sidrits'of' tl d age, Ova.
Cu.hing; becoming ilit:gteted l ivisli the "moral
treason" of the cluyftnagistrate of his ' native state,
aliiintlond the ease and leltsures of I tres.don f ` I
and lia4a'ry P purs uits, Pr resigned Id, seat in the le .
isisiattire, and throwing. flidipersOnal popnlatity,
influence and name inio the S'eale - , rais«l' the re
(wired ittma of men. lie it as electit.:olon4 of
the Iteeinteut by acclamation. In ' etnean time,
flower er y he called upon the legiAtittno to appto
preuic.-.......—. 7
A. •1... ~.4 . •:r•......t. sabc) taVatn,c•".invo
of the volu\ deers until Tust.•rbil into. he ser,vice.
But that body "rehised" to aid in . its (die mar's)
prosecution" by appropriating money for any such)
purpose, and private cOnolibutions had to•be re
sorted to, twenable the regiment to hold together
tintil inspected. Do our nei! , hbars•call this aidinm , .
in the prosecution of - the War? - Remember this is
no individual act, but ti , deliheate VOice 'of the
party of the Sta:te of lassachusetts.
through representatives duty chosen and clewed
by the people. .But the .position of the federal
party in Nlassachusetts to the war ciiri not.stop
here. 1 No, riot content with having refused to
grant a temporary supply in aid of the volunteers,
a regiment raised in lirrl•-own name, and by au
thority of the 'Governor— the Commander in Chief
—and forcing them to leave the State Without one
aullar or its "aid and comfort," they 'passed a se
ries of resolutions just before the adjournment cf
the legislator , a cop .1,1 which 'we gave iMour
las ,in whi they d pounce the Mexican war as
"Onconstitat onaliy declared by - our government— . .
'as havi`ng its primary sourer, in the unCon-iitu
tional attriciation or Texes—a , i being provoked
and Pro'duceJ on, our part by the ectipation of
Mexican territory—as now wtiged by a ,powerful
nation lagainst a weak itc.ighbor, unnece'ssaril)
and without, just catise,.&c., for the dismember
ment of Nlexico, and the conquest of a portion of
her territory, for the tiiyle obj,7e.t of extending slit
very, of strengthening the "slave power," and of
obtaining the control eithe r free States—in . -short,
that all g„,. f orl citizens should unite in arresting ilvs
war, and compelling our country 'll retire from
the posOioei of ingression which iiltiiw occup't.-0
towards a weak, distracted neighhori, and sister
republic.". , ,
Now, has not ibis proceeding on tlt part of the
federalis:s of Massachusetts been responded thy
their political associates all over the Union? olt
at thefaaious opposition to all bills for raising men
and means to carry on the war,in Congress. Mr.
Senator Corw,in, 4 for, an:l as tlfe representativo of
the federal whig-party In the•ureut State 01 Pith),
exclaimed in his pl4ce on the floor of the Senate:
'•You must c u your, army back! You must, int•
less you are filling to he thought a robber— nit
inirader_of, yo riheighboryou I niii:4 'recall that
army! . Retra9+ your steps!—and if your Persi
dent ask`'of: b - men d mnney to p osecute the
war, kitk G ,u as.' ante and my oi t'i-poor Etc
ultiee, he sha have neither men n. money to
prosecute any t Such purpose." Ag,aii : "tie (the
President) ilhall have no funds< Iron me in the
prosecutilin Ofeittch P war. , ' I have no way left but
to withhold t' l mans - to' carry oil' tto war."—
These empha t b,cieclirrations, togethe with many
others (Ai ndr d sentiment with which that speech
abounded, w a welcomed with a h , zza" by the
whig press I rptighout the' entire nion—and
ainongthem, none more; so than botl our neigh
bOrs ii
tiii street. 7'he Gait.: t even too upon itself
tt!e eh' Mpion .hip oi` the onoruhlo ' cnator, and
his sio edh; an dulled ust stee:nun f.r daring io
questi n the 'p t+itisin an( correetnce. of the ken:.
tirnentriherdi expressed, by classing their nutkor
anti the Ar olds and Jude+ of he •wuq(l.-
1 1
Perim s • they w 11 tell us that this is lending 4 , a
helping hand i carryind it (the w r) on, and
bringilig it to a speedy closer 4Ve • Ity,yerhkpe
they wlll—b'ut really.i t.. appears to us he very op.
p' site. We have examined it mall its bearings—
?;.ti spontaneous outbursts of approval .f the course
of the Stale of Massachusetts, the oud hazzas
which greeted the treasonable and jibe lons speech
of the Olaci Senator, the faction pro eedings ,or
the minority in Congress, the es, eta t alms° !mil
ccondemnation pt the war an 4 o
Ad linisfration
which has bpen weekly and hourly , Oured :forth
from their party presses, and we cr see nothing
in it all to justify our neighbor, at it laterlay,in
claiming for hit( party The position to doe's in mit.
quoted ` sett. - That 'there sap many'lindividual
is hfga . who ltitte noblitind,igloiriotts!,,isiltitained
the war, !kith ,nt horns }' ir'o,ltifOrit,ltli c ii , wall t of
llonteoY strufter.“;4l4 0 0 4: 4 1/01:e•1441 &Ms
..: ..
_it -
of Biara yilta and Cerro e (A , „ t
—so have ever asi l 'arde.l to'
to patriotim.nnd cDttragU,a„;ol „ er
~ t haa
; as the nets - tiOd private opinions of bolt e d
viduals e : rinot commit a p.irty or eninrnuniti
set of principles
,oracts, c protest s o i,i
justice and strai n of the iihig'pany f a ip in ;
aeon the f l strie arid Patriotism of a Clay, a
a Raker, or even al'ajlur, %ii•en c‘cry
nient and vote of thwepiearretjoion; haCotei.
rgre;, dect -
majorities, Le g S a t a t
and i t l e l: ' tire public ,vrces. (until a
the last mertti) prole, ineruliestmly that the
eral wihig party "bare deihrAt: to aid in hi(
war's) prosecution, and the triumlia of Ameii.
C e. o l l u F ti ra t 7 tt i t b ß.7 lo S u h r ti ---- d ak a . stbartek,ruti l l:
In Doodler
of the present inenriuptible and patriotie.C.
Ala,tfistrale i of the I,:eys:one State. Cotnintg.
doe. , from a paper in a neizhboring
meled by party influences and prejud . ces, it
dessed peenlia: force. , 1 4xhibils (he I fe ofF,
cis R. Shun'o in a liz,ht pcouliarly W rthv Of
consideration.of the ri,in4 generation, and
ano her eloquent and b antiful c ommtlOtary On
Ovamagts and exeelletice of our treelhativio,
Prom' a poor boy he 44a rose step by ace,
non he' is con t fes,9lly one of !the hest, c ot ~,,
must popular,'Executires in our family of §tat
a " p f p h e p ar w nce inaviclatl;;;sifiluitr-g" illope,aulr!Ose:fl:aot mrs,,tairilp:l.7l
buy, th'at in him Pennsylvania, would, at a rut •
day,. find one of her•best and
\ '
one Who would play so couttpiet t o, ~,t , n
deetnin ,, her credit. a ' • esta'altahih* h
financial pro=perity. 13 .Qo it is—‘ilth India.,
perseverance, • intezritY and talent, in our 1
country, the poor ankl obs ure youth of to day r e
beCome 'a
qiivern .r or l i tcsident at some; fut.
time. Upon • the carecriof such men we ore
dwell—they arc the titzlit' of the arc—in tirert
arc sure to 11 14, IA 116 : 1- Lombinett with dterlinzi
tetztity of pu,poselie most ardent and pale
supra:yrs of. poiedar rights and the peopl
infereSts. In tlii re , pect Francis ( R. Slut
stands pre' eminent; wi , hold a sitperiur, Final
from the people he,l, now; their wants Ttaingh,
all his days with the hardy tillers of the soil, ay.
potlii,ing in all ti :' cares; hppcs and feelings,,
i s i t..„ ep l y iimmed vith the r worth, and ean a
preciate their petit cal hot esty tied far reachin
p min:ism. ; He is em rally
. tily thainaa of 1
people, and his tidna oistrat on may juslyheitA
,ed upon as one of Lto mos thototiAldemikrat
is .sell as pro.pero 13 sin e the days of ''S ha ,
1 \4 ,
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The Cloven Foo ntio m, rather too far '.)tit.
(•onithoddre Per'y, if
sent Lieut, Hunter ivtd
bloc/fide A i'varado.l Th e
before the place, stunni,'nett it_to teurrender,ior,
Ihionnintins was Promp lye omphrd Ix ih. let
he Teti a stnall oniard, a d iprocteled IT the rite
and too't ano her place f tome impnttante. 0
Coin. Perry's arriingi tenure tie place, he fouo
our 'fiat; flyin g ; .so he' %as 'Aura of I ii,"giorvo
tdl: in! , tha town! Tto :renntodete ordered t
bola Lieutenant to be rested and tried Thi
'ha, beed dune, and th gallant Lientent ha
been ,dismissed from, t lel squadron' 'filmset
tence way be in l icor'ohr ! .niLy to thvules of th
navy; but it n ill or veriliCless do far more Ilia tl
Lieutenant's blootilesi cidiquest to make his ore
, .
the uni on. IA
known throw , hout
11 apt to lay the gttqa . nt ' \C ommodore is a lift
jealous--and that its claven tbot otielts opt ;Itch
too tar.
' An act of Peer
Daniel Websteti is no;w (on a our thrcrett ,
Southern States. 1 his friends
. in e.
cedtly gave him i a4ublici,dirtne, butte lm:A Ek
President Tyler who had come doun to the thy
for the•purpose of recciring Ur. \V biter, ania
citation. Stich an' act of petty meannetiv r grhT
eunitt to cover tl.t managers of that fafrinift
shame. , Webster himself Was retared a$
'F) icr's confidential adviser for years when Mr.
Tyler could haVe,Lent hint adidft at ad itouren
lice; but now Mr! Webs;eris aartieg d otltt
coine in contact with his benefactor.
Ir-/- , Our bachelor friend of the Gazette it of
opl ionlt that it is"dcidedypoctical lo iall in loie
%VIII /a pretty heireiss %coil% fifty thousand difiara".
This tray' account for the itninstial sentimental
strati% in u hieh he has een wiitiic , eilitari'dlski:
j }
V. ew eeles pa , t. 1 "F.. - 3r .en,ficlils'," -.leathered %t 3r.
biers,' "etil ivati(
i n' of flowers" and , ho. "heat•
en born II alfrance,l' 1 h ivci.been i tip :Irwin
all the _lowing ferl.vor of a. lire.lorn yun Italeigic
teen. Po 'r fellow! he is decidedly in a bad clay
--if'he don't ~ et •lla s'so.oooi I
"-Comila F/eats cast their Shadd:ga Before."
' The Phthide Iphi l a,Builetin 4 uys that a %cry in
tellieient Cub lan:cr, now soj ituninz in tLat
r, r)
el.)", Indite c use of a couversa ioa on ,
'relative to thi: estiny of that Island, boldly de
dared lhat he haled lorward to the day,. ane
prayed iir iis'sp , e l ly arrival, when the l iars and
stripes sivitilii float over it. Ile- was „cOnvinced
'that a lepubl ' the bet to
live under, ar
Ii ...7•oir arc comnrrfi• '
ably enterprioi. ...r fleas poni
ed and' eirculaacti hclUce'. older in, mbers- of dit
9:raterniiy" were a wal4 MI their rceeF,lCa. 1.4
sometimes an advadtage to bd on hand da Sonia?
Even i ng„— G az a 4.. • I ' ,1-
Just so—but ITOnt the way we saw our biettlzr
neighlitu , sui•round l ed "on Sunday evenine 0
concluded hi:: was ,"on hand," too—lll'Ougli the
'signs 'indieate tha he NI °WI-be !nue (
Moe of that - .Rain.",
Another pill of I THAT "ruin;" we sec I,y Clir er, is to be Crecied in -Warren, It. 1., 1 °
contain 10,000 Ppiiidlesi and to be operated by
steam pOwer—the capital to be 8 .1 110,000. 1. 11
formation of another eompany, in j the same man.
is talked of. This "cursed administratiOn"• if is
very evident, will Ilestroy all doisCie hranuful
turesovon7i it, ye protective sages i of 11:4;3;
• ~, ,r 4 A Nut for the Taylor wings. -' `)
The following resolutions were Idopted by the
whirls , of — Mhtabitla county, Oh l io, in Comity
Convention, on the 7th inst. Thev i squint mini/
hard against the Taylor movement to; supplant
the "wagon boy.'l j 1 . ,
Resolved— . '
tNhoe " r ' pt l i ' : l 6,o la pi t .ol terhorett.ichtojhncese
no i l a gl
t e h y , n al ci i i i ‘i i fi t ) h r tens
tt .'-'
allieda r / 0 1 f the
iirm pledged ought to'
arouse everypleet r of the free States to- t ones.
ponding efforts a ainst such ustirpationS and 00t.
• 0 lb
,exillesmitoon rionfostilawyrerayil:minictra,,
tai.'es upon our ri hts and our sacred honor.
rhitt while we discard all attachment to any
particular candidate thr President, We feel bound
to declare that we ;will support no .man - eor that
high ()dice who i'ffnht hilly and 'putilicl, plechrt li
against the extensinn of slavery, and against -tbe:
further sacrifice of ;dor National treasure, aria .°,! .
human life,:in prosecuting the present rear wi t s
Mexico. , ' 'N,
That we approve the patriotic and truly c
,tian course rfursucil by our disti nghished Schen
, Thoinai Corwin, 'upon the' subject of I thil."`
with Mexico, and, Pbmme id him to the cor''' er. '
htion of,our fellotd!ti7cns as worthy:their ell
tire•confl fence and h safe dcpositoty of P° litic
power. 1
The edit' s ) f the Commercial.dtlo oirl•
edgest himself a? clss in his hist paper. klitlh' vel
heard the fain bin4d before, but did Wt think
cyas-rpti:t so perfect an one as to arknoreleclge
. , .
ICY' The Chicap Dr,tnoorat of the let lost,
gives returostf the 'election f 2 . detnof raw ink.
,vhigf trod 4holitiebibte dehi 6: ates to Ito EtAti,
• • - •
to the ta-4 of Vera' C
a. Final] nasal iorc
Lir thtnant, oh arri I,