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Mrabfori) tt (porter.
Tewinda,= Wednesday, _Nov, 3, 1847.
tioratennme kmentineice—rrhe Washintnem Union says
Mint amtairensebn were mail,: with o.n. Patteiynn to
ream doe limes oldie Pennsylvania Vtduntrets in Me I , 1),
tar Mr. Munk.
Pray Ivltat business had the Vnite4 states tiowntmeot
maim ampiteicetta whet ikCietteral nacre of the army to ee
unctakmacii onealheemyinsofts noterneets Con. *nnk
sonny one glen? The lame hand has been visible at the twit
of nearly ierecf eltiedootiOniet in this sate.—Baaosonn SO lit.
The Washington Union has said no such thing.
Mexican publishes, a positive, palpa
'The . 11rudf id' •
faiselood. it-was but the hand of Democracy
that iriflicted the stripes upon the Mexican path.
Here is what the Union did say
.4 Several weeks' must necessarily elapse befell!.
We can famish the - full vote, as. under the election
laws of Pennsylvania, her volUnteers now in their
country's servoi in Mexico, are "also pe i rmitted to
vote at the place of their encampment. We learn
that full arangemenur were made, through General
Patterson, to receive the result oetheir ballots,: and
enlists the canning Mexicans on that day ,(as , was
, aakity uPennsy}vanis editor) manage to get
up a battle, to prevent the exercise of this right,
we anticipate a heavy majority in the Clumibus t o
box for Mr. Shrink; but it may be a long time on
• •libtas Sinus Esq., the newly elected county
Cemmiesioner, we perceive, has entered upon the
duties of his offwe. Mr. Spear cornea from the
township of Springfield, backed by a majority of
one At . 4adred and seventeen votes of the citizens of that
sterling 'Democratic township; • a sure gaarranty of
his, worth and ability. By the by, we would en
quire of his Federal revilers, what has beciiiine of
the bugbear of his great unpopularity at home?—
They boldly pioclaimed, before the • election, that
he could not command' a party vote in his own
township: But the ; Democracy of Springfield have
hurled the falsehood back upon its authors; by,giv
ing a larger vote for Mr. Spear than any otherban•
&date on the ticket; and the largert majority for
Gov: Shunk given in the county. Springfield is
the Banner township this year. Another year, we
opine, she will have to contend with Ridgehery.
Wells, Warren, Windham and Durell, and, if the
Guerrilla chief continues in the field in opposition
' to the Democratic party, perltapri with Smithfield. .
PENNSYLVAIETA • RAILILOAD.-A Letting is to lake
place at Lewistown, on the 25th inst., for the gra
ding anktpasonry upon 36 . miles of the l'ennsyl
.vania Raltrciad, extending west from section 20, to
near Lemittbwn Darn. ; flans and Arpecifications
will be exhibited at Lewistown for fine days pre- .
vions to, the time for reciving bids. Any infor
mation c ! in - he had upon application to W. B. Fos
ter Jr. assistant engineer at Harrisburg.
CATCIIING AT Sraaws.—The Bradford (Mexican)
Argus says, uln Pennsylvania the whigs retrain
their majority; in the Senate, and the House will
probably contain a sufficient number of conserva
tives to act with the whip on many important
questions." This we call deriving consolation from
The Mexican organ 10 is arrived at the very sager
conclusion "that it . wOhereaftertreat our articles
'with thri i ore • digni fi ef contempt of silence" —a
mudh more respectable course. than - to deal in the
ribaldry and falsehood ihey have to hint, been act
ASTAISCIN blextco.—We have received no later
inteirigeneirfurrn the seat of war, than that given
in me last. We We copy into our paper to day some
further details of the operations of our army, which
will be read with interest,
Tun Vcrrc et - Putinsvt.vANlA.- 7 --iVe are Enable to
n f e
give the Ada' vote of the St at for Oovernor and
Canal Coenvniseinner, in ...this
,seeks paper for the
reneots diet we . have not yet eiVed the' NI re
turns.. We Wilt S itea irr Urn - ext..
Fat. the Bradford gelporter.
MrsSas. EOrroas4-1 noticed in your last paper ;
an article elating that a at would live to years:—
My father had a eat .which lived !to be dear 21 yearn,
old, when she waskilled fdr the purpose of,making
a Muff of her skin, as she was a beantiful black.
She was in good health and sound.as ever with the
exception of the loss of a portiere of her teeth.
Esrr HErtArcx, Oct. 25th 1847
NEW . .;Yoitt.—ditiough we differ from the Ron.
Rim Wrescrr 2 mchis opinions on the Proviso
which bears hismame, We rejoice to see that at the
•Herkimer Conventien,.which met a few days ago,
in New York, he earnestly adjured the Democrats
of that State to voteihe ticket as previously nomi
nated-at Syracuse. There the voice of a De
ritocrat, and we hope the Democrats of our sister
State will pay all proper respect to his opportune
and, admonitory counsels. There is no doubt that
Neve YElay:ADetnocratiOtate. She is now torn
with feuds, she may, do Tuesday next, give
her vote to the Federalism. But when her digin.
terested and honest Democrats come to reflect that
the dissensions now dividing the party may" throw
the State into the hands of the enemies of the coun
try and the war, and may be productive of evil m
ettles hereafter; in r eg ard tdrthe Democracy of the
nation, we hope they will sup son the,ticket Dowel
the head-of most of the Democratic papers of the
FirlVßt Pour wrrp bluxrco.—The Washington
Union confirms the statement that orders hare been
sent out to call Mr. Trim from Mexico, and says :
We as little•dbuht t that no other agent will be
pent oat, and , no repositions made by the United
Rees for peace. But-as we stated the other day,
if Mexico desires peace elte must sue for it. It Mexi
co has any groppositions to make they will of
course, be received and submitted to the consider
atior' araaction.of our governmeet.
Goon.--A. pool little girl had one of her fingers
badly injured. by a " §traw Cutter" at the Fair of the
American Institute. last week,. Her case excited
much, sympathy, and in addition to donations from
visitors- the entire receipts of Saturday the last day
of thii fair, Were generously appropriated- for her
benefit, by the managers. ° From these sources she
was' put m possessi on of the munificent sum of
$1,41 . 00 !=—N. Y. Erprr.ri.
pitommoes.—The Pernunivanian says that die
eiliternment is determined that no promotion shall
bilfro . place-iii•the army nova in Mexico, or no ,ap
pointraentto rseancy, unless. made from those
.4k:tautly engaged in. the service of the,country, or
'TM le!*ho have tender* efficient service du
Tsnosiltionwa Homs.— Mr Chi*inn ar
t tad at Austin (T xas y, about the 2d inst., twelve
flaps from Monterey.. He •saye Gen. Taylor left one
qty before 1 itajor the United• States, to visit his
'tinily. He is &By expected at New Orloaris.
Moos fcoac all Nun .
;c' b lfr rT "-- 4 - isiore - rwolotoeillevme
• turollbs fto a iliStrZWitltAtitts hal-
Vrid passettters on linaneiketVonkfti rind at.
driii ) the emote wattAinitle. Bedding it like
exftuishiß t tit he rio t ali t _'-
thiksome >iiilf buiiitt
contained in the middle kegs ilf Otatissitder.
The hidings nn 01
nuts life; but our Govern
Menictuts to p
The mackerel tishermL, _ ..-nnrt} -
stable say they were 'never in better luck than at
the present time.
A ernnll paper intuit. its Appearance in the Mex
ican capital, en the.2stb, etitilledthe 111 fraxiiar#*:
its motto isr•Litur honor able peace ennobletnationst
aml the magnanimity of the north will not . let them
offer us terms other than bonorable,l
The Union gives a tabolaratatement a hewing that
17;861 men are now en rout or preparing to
to reinforce General Scntt's column. 7
with the present strength of his; rth Th re will give - m
an effective force of 90,000 meq. 'Mine than 1,000
troops have been raised in Maryland in the last three
months, and are on their way to the seat of war:
The Nashville papers gi-e the list of killed and
wounded by the powder mill ezplcsion in that caw.
There were 600 kegs in the magazine when the
lightning struck it. All the windiriv panes'ihn#l:lol*
out the City, and kir two miles around, were bieken.
About thirty-seven millions of bushels of grain
were sent from the United States to Great Brintin
from the first of September, 1848. to the early part
of August last. This was worth at it fair average,
about forty-five millions of dollars.
It was decided in the Boston. Court • of common
Pleas, on Wedneiday, inthe case, of Wn. White
vs. Asaph P. Bose, that Finney lent at a card table,
while the parties were playing, is not reeliveratde
Late advice. from Texas state that a rising ofthe
Mexicans. between the Rio Grande and General
Taylor's rear, was apprehended y Gen. Lamar,
who had sent to the Government, fox relinforeements.
The Lowell Courier says it is a fact that Gen.
Cushing has left the Whig party wholly and' entire.
ly, and that his sympathies and• tastes are ' locofoco,'
and intimates that his nomination is too serious an
affair to Whigs for them to laugh about.
A Mr Joseph hfitcbell, residing near Charleston,
111., was instantaneously kills& by lightning; a little
before daylight, on he morning of Sunday, the 3d
inst. Hcf•was then 'ng in bed with his rife and
child, but neither oft ter sustained much. injury.
There have arrived ,Quebee, from the 9th of
May to the 9th of October, ninety-one fhousinid eight
hundred and ninety-two passengers front England,
Ireland, Scotland, and Germany.
It is.stated as a , remarkable fact, that the - popula
tion of Western New York, excluding the titres of
Buffalo and Rochester, has decreased in the last
five years, by immigration west.
There was attempt to moil Gough, the temperance
lecturer, at Boston last Thursday evening. The or
ator and his friends stood their ground, and were tri
The English papers contain the Mowing an
nouncement of the death of Hon. Alexander H.
Everett, lam L'. ' S. resident Commissioner at Can
ItAs said that six hundred tons of copper ore
are shortly to be shipped to Boston, from the depot
of the Polk county, Tenn. and Cherokee county, N.
C., mines, which a company of Germans are en
gaged in working. This ore is s. id to be exceed
It is a singular fact that Gtoneral Scott entered
Mexico oz, the 19th of September. the day which
is celebrated throughout the city Of Mexico as the
anniveriary of its independence.
A Newfoundland paper says that the whole Wand
is rising out of the ocean, at a rate which renders it
probable that at no distant day many of the best
harboni on the coast will be matenally affected,
if not rendered useldas.
It is stated that the number of emigrants to
Canada, who have died, in three months, on 'ship
board, or after they were landed, is 7,140.
The bill abolishing capital punishinent has been
defeated In the lower house of the New York leg
islature-43 to 53.
The reports of the.sngar crop, in Louisiana and
Texas, are promising.
FLORIDA Etectroir—An election for members
of the Legislature took place on Monday, the 4th
inst.- The returns indicate that the whiga have
elected & majority in both branches, which will be
a whig gain of another 11 States Senator.
Mr. Elisha D. Ely, ground, bolted and packed,
in his mill in Rochester, N.' York' seven hundred
eighty4wobarrets 01 fiotir within 24 hours, ending
at 7P:M. of 14'e/ties/ay last fifty barrels more
were ground, but not bolted.
A: man by thenameof Ansel McltConard, confined
in the jail of Onondaga county, N, Y., under the in
fluence of delirium tren. ens dug both hie eyes out.
He ptsented a horrible spectacle to the beholder.
s. M. S
A man was lately brought before the police court
in New Orleans. for kicking his wife out of bed
one morning. Such a Callow ought to be I.#inged.
The New Orleans papers say, that Gen. poyloris
expected in that city, liir t rin Monterey, irrtwo weeks.
A mere pigmy house, weighing on ty foity-five
pounds. the smallest one that ever lived, lilts been
sent to Gen. Tom Thumb, as a Triomf frotir Java.
It is a great wonder.
The mine of La Luz, in Guanaxuato, belongingte
Don Perez Gatvez, is yielding the extraordinary
profit of about $lOO,OOO per week.
A " Farmer's College" has been established at
Pleasant Hill, 7 miles from Cincinnati,which already
numbers over 100 students.
The number of canal boats, ltngt in Rochester
last year was over two hundred, which Will ,be
greatly exceeded this year. One yard has built 63
since 'last January- _
An urchin remarked that the principle branch of
nitration; in his school, was tbewißose braids, the
teaches having used up nearly IC whole-tree.
An ingenious Frenchman has diseovered tied, by
administering.ether toahivecd bees, he'can deprive
them of counseiousness.. •
Ofir advices from Nova. Scotia alts New Found
land speak of the total failure of the potato crop in
those places. •
A - grandson Of Weslpy,,thetreat founder of Meth
odism; has been appointed by Queen Victoria one
of her chaplains in ordinary.
The Phamixville Poineer tumfionithe death of
two infants, in that town- recently, caused by over
doses oft laudanum.
The office of gie,New York Commerchd war or,
tire on Friday night- evening, but exfingiialied
without much damage.
A Taylor meetitv, at Nashville, Tenneszee, on
the 9th intl., was-addressed by Hon. Radio Peyton
The sum of $71.000 has been recntly offered for
the patent right of an artificial leg, lately invented
by a yankee in New Hampshire.
Hats for slaughter are beginning to axiire at Cin
cinnati is droves.
A vessel has arrived it London with a. cargo of
bricks from the tower of Babel, and with other arch.
,ftectural curiosities for the Brifish Museum.
Hon, James Coopitr, the competitor ol Gen. Irvin,
for the Fedral Gtheruatorial nominations in this
State, is about making a tour in Europe. ,
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'every point waectirried,,all the cannon 0 the irk/4 " we d tge . 14 . 0 eii . i which stre a m ed igil' ilnis
so o at ofthe
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__S d 4 , * en -elie f:Li' ...id, . might breathe my tam within headnetii the view
rot more man an -pear aro. ' e ssse. -.-, th i m eili m i rc em -iegm f bai::, "My aidai L however, re
violence not serialised AtieellteMexicarrear elitist.' . 7'
me monstarted with me on this, and WI me borne on
in-kawede the na reselT gl w:f d th elif c'a ut -Q Th *lll° e force l nf f ifre "." ene-e neeil s _ i te tt_e - hitePLta i li anwhm nete ge , L:wehed noov. Lee; ipf ,dree - : t _ -
.been estifeketi*.freek .12, 990' OV• 1 # 4 " . " e11 ' 311149v =4r),Mehtii i.
id behind' lireasiworkeinia ler Otiipte '
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sett .. ee .... jin. • Ftem the,
fq!FPOR I .T.ZI O '-' l ' 444 r 6 • VOTaWtilliiiiiiititalititiii - slif;
' plain "sirifficin ill
4,•,,,i„,1 about two miletendaehtlif, te.ollittiOut en the-hi'
!untie" umiligt" - lapa road . Here watt - attended for several days
G.- a. -.. 1, by Dr.!MeMillatesary one expectingthat eve
are Re te . ,% 13 p ... .1,- ei I,4, , , ,r m,pkibe,,spukhot. From„ th igi- place I was
`-F-1..7-- an- hie in. cariiii days; oir a litter to, ,fialami. where I
defeat-- as ramaid mitainy recovery . I atteitilediinr
-144e-whole of my illness-by Dr. MeMdbui, who
.eabitdted,, during that time, not only**
wacirnate_altill as a regeon, but such.eare, assidui
, eridleirotion, as to endear him td Earlier,-
Imilk-not omit to mention that Di: "Vaiiderlinden,l
Surgeon-Gmanitil of the , Mexiban tar n ,r(whrilild
been made *tow 1.!!!1. - liemPered.'
efficient aid to Jit.,
.W.Mitian during .a portion or
this time. The broken ribs,. to wli4 allusion is
made in the ankle, were net Only 'known to the
surgeon.who attended me, bat to myseglitifiiiii.
,stenu.l .ersastripped and examined Pat - this was
considered so trilling a matter, compared with the,
terrible nature of my wound, that it excited but lit
tle uneasiness ind attention . - letrecornei me to say
1-iienwhat I sincerely feel—that 4 reetrteny has
been Providential form skill eurgoesd talent
could do but little a terribl e Fossil. I rm.
detrital - A
there is no instance reconlesraf such are
e:leery. 'I attribute, 'then, With a greaffid heart,
I my preservation and recovery to God alone; bat
nein° God, my gratitude is due, and my recovery
attributable, to the skill and devotion of my attend
ing surgeon, Dr. McMillian, recently, I ant happy
to say, permanently appointed. But 1 will gelthi:.
ther, and assert that the medical department of the
regular army will compare, in professional skill .
and intelligence,.with that of any other medical bo
dy of equal else in the world.
Some of the more recent appointments I know
also to be excellent; but there are doubtless some
who are confessedly deficient in all the attributes
of surgical skill and experience. This could scarce
ly be avoided under the, circumstances, and con
sidering the hurried manner in which the appoint
ments had to be made. I regret to say that lam
again suffering under the affliction of another
ound, received at the storming of Chapultepec.r
e wound is from a musket ball, received in the
eft arm, which has occasioned me much pain', but
y surgeons assure me the arm is safe. So entire
as been my recovery from the effects of the for
er wound, that at Puebla I assumed command of
a brigade consisting of the New York and South
Carolina volunteers, and the marine ' corps, under
Lieut. Cot. Watson. -liVe marched from Puebla
and entered the valley of Mexico with an army
amounting in all to ten thousand two hundred men.
Our march was one of extreme difficulty—over
roads broken up and filled with rocks. We reach
ed San Aragustur on the 18th of August, from whence
we could see the enemy'stroops and works at Con
treras. On the 19th bled two regiments—the New
Yorkers and Palmettos.--aurora a route that was
deemed impassable by Mexicans for everything
but goats; joined , the other forces in the night; re
mained most of the night without shelter or cover
ing, under incessant rain ; and joined in the attack
in the morning Which carried the position, and cut
Valencia's whole force to pieces. All this I en
countered without suffering any injury from the ef
fects or my former wound. From Contreras I join.
ed inparsuit of the enemy towards Mexico. We
canto op with the main body of his army at Chute
busco. The enemy's, force Was about thirty thou
/rand. The position watt most formidable. The
fortifications were not only exceedingly strong,_but
their infantry was posted ander cover of entnk
ments, which afforded them such protection as to
enable them to fire on us with security'. 'the bat
tle at this place was not only a bloody but a terrible
one. The Mexicans determined to mar) it their
last great struggle, and the Americans fought with
deveration ; knowing that nothing was left for
them but success. Were I lost over half-my com
mand in killed and wounded. Some of the noblest
officers and bravest nien that ever maitbed to bat:
tie fell err that bloody field. Yet we muted the
whole Mexican army, and drove it, panic-struck,
into the city ; and had I, who bappebed 10 be in
the advance, only been permitted to* continue the
pursuit into the city, I doubt not from what we have
since heard of their fright, that they would have
run through the city, and sought shelter in the
mountains. Peace, however, being the great ob
ject, it was hoped that the moment was favorable
for that purpose. Santa Anna, however, whose
whole being is a composition of falsehood and
treachery, employed the time in preparation for de
fence, and imposed upon us the. further necessi ty
of carrying Chapultepec and taking the city. This
was all done, too t in the most glorious manner.—
The whole,Amencan force on the ground, aide
sive of killed and wounded, when Mexico was ta
ken, was less than 8,000 ;.the whole force employ
ed was linle more than 8,000. So, my dear fnend,
you may tell the world that an army of between
6,000 and 7,000 Americans has taken-'the city of
Mexico, stnnegly fortified, with an army of between
twenty and thirty thousand'men within its walla.—
True, we have suffered, and suffered severely.—
Many a - noble spirit has breathed hislast in the val
ley of Mexico ; but the ;tenons results have prov
ed to the world the invincibility of the -American
arms. I have been thus diffusive, to show that my
recovery has been tested by every species of trial
and endurance to which the human system can be
subjected. It is a hard case, therefore,
physicians who contributed so much to this recov
erykiould be accused of incapacity, all that my
recovery, in itself so wonderful t shouldbrtvouched
as an Instance to prove this ineapactty: I trust
those journals that gave place, inconsiderately, to
the. rticle to which I allude, will do me the favor
in justice to my physician and the medical depart
ment of the army, to insert this letter.
I have the honor to be' your fiiehd a_O__obedient
servant- lA3IEB M ELDS.
, strongl .
lesst cover,rtint pit •e- ate
them over every obsteclef
Mexicans fought with a. vale t
were finally muted .from' one pin ,
IS all were driven and'ffisilinged. . •
But to gain this victory our•own Jambes ,
uncommonly severe---it hasbeeo_purchased wt
the blood of Male •of the most galiart'sphitilif the
wit*: The Ethltahn' try has suffered the tiiiist..Z—
lhis teginient,;aleftoft the 6th siul Ath, wasen
gaged, in the attack upon ayy. ae work on Ibeen
emy,s. right, and w.aso poses7 such ortperioreum
bets that it wall compelled to 'reffie.itiong 'with the
others. %The celebrated Col.litfattii Saidtwas
ed in his 'attack. along with Lieut. Burwell and;
Strong, while Col Melntosh,and many other offi
cers were badly wounded. The -worse than sav
age miscreants m the fort, aftet our men retired", set
up a yell and came out and massacred such, of our
wounded as were unable to get off. Jn this way
poor Burwell lost his life. • .
Fully were they avenged; however, for within
half an hour Duncan's battery, aided byg , the Lill of
another of their works; drove the-dastardly wretches
in full flight across the fields. No One knew or
even 'surmised the strength of this place—it was - an
old fort, constructed long since, and waft cone.-of the
main defences of the line of works. ,
On the enemy's left, and nearer Chapultepec, our
lon was also great although not as severe. It was
here that Col. - William M. Graham, as brave-a spi
rit as ever lived, was killed Captains Merrill and
Ayres also fell in this part of the
. field: The WM. ,
der now is how any one could come out safe un
der such a terrible fire as the enemy poured firm
his entire line of works. Nothir.g but the daring
and impetuosity of:our men, who rushed onward
while their comrades were falling thick around
them gained the victory—had they once faltered,
all would bate been lost.
The broken ground on the right of the enemy,
cut op by deep ravines. saved many of Santa An
nais troops in their flight; yet as it was, our dra
ns killed and captured many of the fugatives.—
rge bodies of the Mexican cavalry approached
e scene of strife several times, bat they were dri
v like sheep by Duncan,abattely.
The Mexican loss has been even more severe i
an. our own. Gen Bakleras Gen. Leon, and ma
n other officers are' numbered • among the dead,
bile the interior of their works, the tops of the
houses from which they fought, and the ground
over which they fled. are strewn with lifeless bo
dies. Such was the panic, that many of our offs -. cers say that a few fresh troops might Have taken
Chapultepec itself almost without a struggle; but
other than a few shots fired at that point from some
of the captured cannon, no demonstration was made.
After the battle was over. Gen. Scott came out,
accompanied by, his staff Mid also by Mr. Trist.—
The Mexicans a t the time were throwing shells at
some of the wagons Gen. Worth had sent oat to
pick up the dead and wounded. They had placed
a howitzer in position on Chapultepec at the close
of the action, and now iseeing, the enemy within
reach, the cowardly wretches opened upon them,-
bulances, and those who were gathering the bodies
of their wounded and lifeless comrades. On see.
ing this worse than savage outrage, ondsof our offi
()era, with a, sarcastic expression of countenance,
asked whether ,Mr. Trist had any -new peace pro
positions in his pocket. Mackintosh did not come
out after the battle to'gain more time for his friend
Santa Anna. nor warm our fresh intelligence of the
strength and movements (door army, m order that
ho might be of service to the Mexicana by Commu
nicating it. .
The Mexican prisonerssitY that Santa / Anna him
self was on the ground in the rear of their works,
but left at the commencement of the rout. They
admit that their entire force was 15,000; it is cer
tain that including killed, wounded, prisoners and
dispersed. their loss has been - near 5.000. Many of
them were regulars, the 11th and 12th infantry re
giments sutienng most.. The commander of the
latter, Col. Tenorio, is a prisoner in our hands—
some fourteen officers belonging to the former, are
also prisoners, but the commander, General Perez,
The foundry, in which several moulds for casting
cannon and other apparatus were found, was en
tirely demolished ; and, after ascertaining this, Gen.
Scott, not wishing to hold the position, ordered all
the forces to retire. The whole affair, as a milita
ry" movement, is severely criticised by many of our
officers. They contend 'that no result has been
t,sined commensurate with the immense loss we
have sustained in the battle. This is a matter Ido
not feel myself qualified te discuss, but it must be
certain that the morale uppn the Mexicans, of a de-
fah so disgraceful and so disastrous, must be im
portant. They have now, (it is 5. o'clock in the
afternoon,)"retumed to theft p ositions ; and if Santa
Anna was on the ground, as is stated, and can find
no one today the blame upon, he may twist the
whole affair into a victory—oar paper. it will not
be the first time that he has done this thing.
No less than- nineteen of the deserters, captured
by Gens. Twiny and Shields at Churublisco t have
been found fully guilty, and are to be hung to-Mor
row morning. The miscreant Riley, who com
manded them, escapes the punishment of death, as
he proved that he deserted before the war. Re has
been sentenced, howeter, to be peverely whipped,
to be branded as well, and to'vreara Wend chain
in front of the army . during the Nver ! A 'deserter
tak fl mon a the prisoners at iolino; on the Bth,
was manly dealt with. It seems that he deser
ted Monterey last fall, and a comrade who re
cognized him, to save the trouble of a .chart mar
tial, at once pitched him into,the mill flume and be
was crushed to pteces by the wheel. Another
batch of deserters, who have been ' undergiting a
trial here-in Tacubaya, will be hung in a day-or
twe it is said. Most richly do they deserve their
fate. G. W. K.
Maxam i Stpt. 27, 1847.
To the Editor efthe Weskington anion : -
Dear Sir :—I hope you will permit me to avail
myself of your columns to notice an article, which
first appeared in the New York . .kkrabl i and after;
wards obtained circulation in other papers through
out the Colon, reflecting severely upon the medi
cal department of the army. and refering to the
.treatment of my first wound man instance of the
iporance of the surgeons of that department. The
following is the article to which I allude :
"Many members of the Medical de meat of
the agny are lamentably deficient in skill and ex
perience. In proof of this,4 would point to the
act, that the surgeons in attendance on Gen.
Shields did not discover the extent-of his injuries
for a month afler he received his wounds, bg
for all that time ignorant that two of his ribs were
injured. Gen. Butler, will , in all probability, be
lame fat life, through either the ignorance or the
neglect 81 the surgeon who dressed his wound,—
Many °lbw instances of a like nature are within
I regard k a- an act of simple, justice to attempt
to rescue the character of the surgeons who attend._
ed- me in my time of trial and suffering. from the
imputations contained in the article. I received
the !wound, to which allusion is mode l on the 18th
of April, , at Cerro Gordo ' while amanhuig a battery
pf five guns, with a, portion of my command in
amt—another portion of my command having at
tacked at the same time, pursuant to my orders,- on
Vsau. Cave, Sept. 29.
To•day we have from Cerro Gallo, that
the gcterrillems attamed Capt. Petitherstoit 7 g Louie.
hunt volunteers, killnd 1 3 2, and badly emended the
captain and S men. This ni reserious kw and Pa*
die Satonta will pay dear for it yet.
Some of our voluntag troops set ffretq the dwell.
iug-house of Santa Alma, at his hacienda near Cer
ro Gordo, and it t with all its valuable contents . ; was
consumed. The is all wrong. if tWy had burniid
down the villages in which the gtaletous foun'
reffuge, it *mild have been all perfectly right.
A Bznasvan Vrtnow.—lffrs. Hoffman, of Bald=
more, loin her husband, while be was Arvin,g his
country in Texas less than two,years Wm theca
pacify: of Lieut. Colonel to the 7th Infantry. In the
winter of 1844, she lost a eon, Lieut. A. T. Hoff.
man, of the 2d tawdry, who died ofa disessecon 7
treated while serving u 3 Florida. At the battle of
Chnrabttaco, her youngest and favorite child was
killed, while serving in the Ist U. 8. Artillery, in
the capacity of Lieut. In the same engagement
she had - another son wounded, Capt Hoffman t of
the 6th infantry, who is represented as poeseang
superior attainments as an officer and gentleman.
A psse—The officers in command atthe month of
SALT lima are directed by the Democracy of
penwo van i z net to obstruct the passage pf
James Irvin & his Army to the Head Waters, where
it is intended they shall congregate to condole with
their beloved friend SANTA' ANNA in the mutual
disagets that here marked Utah. military ai)d paiit
ical careers.—Brford Gazette.
rii , ' . )--
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... ' '• * , • # l-11 P CI 41 `
. . . . eteAstoree u.
'.' -.- ' ja . jatililver far the
trittsinketrierie;shpped to New
'cores, Vera Crus t ind elsewhere.
16 1. 1 354 1 . *Ok .0 4 filik
HastitriffOrlesiii - ' entrtWe._ __
Paean. Two tbonshnd barrels of Fleur, beans,
beef lime Were said m one time from the stores sent
to Taylor's ditiales, ,It the tate abovrtmenthmed,.
antinielaithicif the same raiiiiiiiiiere illis
IlMfbati t PirthigiAnity , Amt. at other points at a
WI-ell** price-that:leas paid to the first contract
or* . Whether. them Is a collualon tanweengoter a ,
Wdrilierliterecintrjrnifigile- - Wiintrair'i :flifflr.
most• mom Original- contractors are: the• - 7very.rmen
irithrepere these pretended damaged stores of
the array:. kliuge.tity .eoGovemment. Hear.
wits saki ln NewiOrTMWridt - damaged
. fisiatiiere ,
add the same afterwards smeared' se the flair'.
miaatif.pirteetlygood4 and was sold at iery
highest Inarkettess. ' As a late ntisnber ofthehlwa
moresPlat rirwelskr notice- ihe tale .ati Annthiti of
.200 Go Crierrhylorset "at air -Wirt - 040..6f
alxualeti. dollers - ntschi - Tire se 'hittsiis'elfee jrui
chair:- d *their; SWee_foreot less - then 'one him
dreiVolleriiiio}4 hMaderr the eipet* of Ship Ping
them to Manutionts With'unentiott'andAtrage for,
revere ' Menthe. ray.fifty . dollariteach 'More, ; I t
ing a clear lasi to the Government of tvienty , '
thousand riollare. . ' •' ' ' - /: ..-.
. The horses were perfectl_y sound; 'and ha pitrirer
been used itY thearmy. Thme 'factebetraY aeinir
-moose swindle somewhere, and if.we;_conld,get et
theloot of the Mauer, a million. of delimit fir Mild
not cover the fraud that his been ',meth* in this •
way ,. upenGtivemmtint since . the w.ar:itimMenced.
It is impossil4e that the ConiMenjlirri . ef the .Mmy
can be cognisant toithese frauds, or :that the Go
vernment can altogether avoid' them—the trickery
is tarried on by. ii&tiorserha, ' having absolute con
trol of their departments in 'the army f am some of
them unfortunately gone / too honest:for their duties.
What surinises . us Most is the saleaf Cavalry horses,
. when Cavalry is above ail things most needed by
: our army in Mexicm Instead of selling two hun
dred horses at 028,000 'rectifies,* every horse - that
' can be raised shouldi,be. equipped for - the field..
A more rewired Cavalry force is one of the men-,
sores we bap*'a .
warfare which we constantly urged, for in the half pre
dy are forded to carry on
one band Cavalry are better than five hundred
foot *oldie& We trust [that Government will look
in thet matter. if Gen: Scott pursues the policy be
has/ commenced &the:: Capital of levying upon
Mexico for. supplies there will be less chance for
these s'ileculating hangers onto the army but with
the history of the Flivida speculations and - those- we
have glaneed.M . in ,Mexico, before us, the, Corn
rnisiary department of the army cannot be to close
ly surpervisedi.N.? Y. Sun. - • ,'.
SCICIDE or A Monsc.—On Tuesday week last
an unfortunate man whose name was unknown,
ca to his death der '
wi the nowing circumettan
--lt seems Huai be had been - engaged to help
wood the steanibt Time, Captain Goodrich.' at
the 'burs landings, and was particularly noticed
by the officers of the hint forlhe industry he exhib
ited in the performance of the dutiei assigned him.
Some fifteen or 'Went) , miles above the city. jest
after the boat bad taken in wood, he was missing,
and a search was instituted. After- searching for
him everywhere about the boat, he was at lastfound
. ..: gto the larboard rail of the boat with his feet
d .. 'lig in the water. The ttnfortunite man, who
was evidently laboring under a mania of some kind
or other, was singing the snatches H of songs of his
native land in a wild, incoherent manner. Seeing
the state that he was in one of the beds of the
boat crept stealth i i3 up to him, and graispmg, him by
the collar, hauled 'im on board ." Here' a dreadful
struggle took pl
at the month anal endeavored but in vain to get
loose from those who held him. His struggles were
so violent that theylwere obliged to bind his limbs
with Ace! ropes. Finding that he could not resist
the superior stren,gth of his captors, after-a time be
became apparentlytranquil. ' In order that he might
be fed it was foetid necessary to unbind him.—
Whilst unbound, with that iitrange cunning which
crazy people are said to possess,
.he watched his
opportunity and lunged overboard ! The boat
, passed over himi e wheels in all probability strik
mg him as he d along. This waskhe las t that
was seen of the fortunate man. He was a Ger
man, but his name no one knew.—N. O. Dilta.
• erk—A few days ago we print
ed as a conclusive article on the
gressional districts in this State.
ded by the result of the late de
' nsylvania, a large majority of
distnets in. this State, would be
ed what we
subject of the
It proved that, gu
shore ui be Dentoerafic, and this , too, in spite of
theraesult of the e' 'on in October, 1846. None
of our readers can have obsetved thstfartlein ques
tion, without havi been impressed with its strong
and unequivocal character. We rejoice sincerely
that we are enabl d to show that, if-objections cars
be honestly ente ed in regard to the complexion
of our Congressiqnar del%cation, they apply with
equal force to th Senate of Pennsylvania, (to be
organized in Jan ary of 1848 ,) which, if regulated
by the decree o the late election, would be over
whelminilly De ocraii6.
When the re r takes up the returins of the late
election, he wilt id that if Federafistp has reason
to clothe its hea d i n sackcloth and ashes, in regard
to the result of on Congressional elections. in 1846;
as com*W with the remit in 1847; it wilt also be
inclined to do the !sine thing in reference to our
Senatorial districia, ":4 eery large majority of which
are Demouratic. ',
We have novr no disposition to go into-detail's,
but the reader cannot kit to perceive that, it judged
by the late election's, a decided majority of our Sena
torial. Districts in this State is strongly Democratic.
Let the toter examine for himself! Will the Federal
Senators in the next Legislature be guided by this
strong and decided expression of public opinion ?--
Gmrsesx Scos Rmitroacemsers.—The Wash
infon Union, says :---
4 We have seen some late speculations in the
public prints aboit the reinfotretnents which has
been - sent . or areleri route for Gen. Scott's column.—
Without tmdting to bs very precise as to the
numbers, we' • kwe may, ventefe to state, from
the data which We have neon; that, uithout count
ing Gen. Piere se tetaclunent, which. him Gowan,'
joined Gen. but counting in Major. Lally 's
corps, the rejoin nfents destined to join him win
scarcely fall of i 6,000 troops :und this too, in
dependent of two new regtments which have
just been calle d to service. The whole column
of Gen : Scott in e field, when collected together—
and this operation was rapidly advancing to its full
niittoiiii,--zwillgivibirn froth 25,000' to 30,000
'anti nearer the hut miinber than the first, and per
gnotztizr'zit.- - .lifr. Davi& Barraw, an. old
and mueh' ' ' citizen of Stow town9hip,
r ! eeteci
Summit county, Ohio, was dining a well on hut
premises_ afe days since, when suddenly the
banks caved in . p i xt him burying him twenty-five fitetundit. It was
soon discovered, and the neigh
bon" milled and.?ornmenced dining him owl Af
ter *reborn., ot) intense exertion and excitement
thet readied , body and found it dead.
TU tom. I' ittronossas recently re
ceivid a Time of tea grown in Brazil, from our
coma, al o St. C .e's. The leaf is something
hugei anti d -r than the Chinese tea; its flavor is
stronpuld aromatic, and resembles, the best speci
mens from China. •
COTTOX IX, a cct .— Dr. Davis, of South Caro-
Has, having bitted a model fitl near Constanti
rtle, under e patronage of tb Sultan, has suc
ceeded 6 IS . • g co tt on which bids fair to equal
:be American Italie, both in quality and poduc
drowse. ' 1
testimonial by by of
Vegetable Pills Can
from a highly respet.
alernedies,l 'was isdueed
. iti t*-19- I KPlarer to by
immettiate , rettef in the ose
OCCIMOIS i was in a very b ut
weeks, bat alter taking tiro
was , entirely welt The last
• and after three ticiset,
trying in eat..
by E. D. Iliontat
your Pills. Ifr
situation for sei
Doses of your
occasiOn was a
• satesateof this
iriblio or yourself, mak ing any .
%L o ut for" boMtoi iosubstance.pike:, ,
Cimirso. Cotrinsiiirrs..--Tb e
windiark Vtgetatile Pills.
!Frit" Nohy. etitteo wob
teach box. Niefl OTlall IS
,rfeit 'this is forgery.
dhioi,gro. st., ph.b .
CO„ . Toiranda, Pa., agents for
You are . al
t Wass 0,
a pen on
1 1 44 id cimEitY.
OF - hO.3,KEPT UP!
K BAIRD, site 1 ;0,, haring
•utual consent, and the sahavi
capp OLD•NO:3, (whoiseles ) .
ID, would now announce to those
cheap, that he is now daily n.
of New York, a new and splendid
shish be is bound Calla ascheep
‘side• or the city, of New York,
a* usual of
who like to.
as they, can be
fRON AND STEEL,
SRO. 808, SLEDS,
etkra.. Ave., &c. •
Everybody, just continue your
at No. 3, before purchasing
don't eell you goods tight, don't
accommodating Clerks, who will
, widt Avon yen in case you don't
l ei:married) , co head himself, end I
laic** the troodwloo will be glad
Non, Mriancl I
old habit of -drop,
elsewhere,, end if I
always ba happy
hilt] the Oki Man
base u 3 d
i t n sbt but
I feel t Wel f ,
firm, and it shall •
past favors, bestowed upon the of t
my aim to merit a continuance of
ir2 E. W. BAIRD.
IktOtICE ig he
1.11- that A. G. MI
tors aisle estate of f
by given to of persons interested,
tthews and I. D. Humphry execo-
Sann4lallhews, &rented , .
late of Orwell; G Fairbank.a, adrotaissrator of the
Sam Fairbanks ; deceased,
late of Colombia; Julius Pratt, octir of the administra
tors,of the estate o .
D rid Pratt, deceasa4
late of Canton ; .3 R. Irvine, one of theadatinistratori
of the estate of •
Noacrica Crammer, deceased,
late of Monroe; Dia l P. dlade, administrator of the es.
Joi n B. Slade, deceased,
late of Columbia Joseph Allen ; J. M. Cranmer and
Polly Cranmer, a ministrators of the estate of .
Me Crammer, *teased,
late of Rome, hav filed and -settled in the office of the
Register of Wil in and for the County of Bradfaid,
the accounts of qheir several administrations upon the
estates aforesaid, od that the name will be pi-twitted. is
the Orphan's Co rt of said county. on Monday, the 6rh
d a y of December nest. for confitmation and &Roane,.
. L. •E. DEWOLF, Register.
, Tawattda. Nov. 3, 1847.
STRATOR's NOTICE,. "
odeLted to the estate of Isaac %I at.
.1 - 1. Isis of
.3? township, deceased,- are hrtebt
.e payment u t anJ tnose
nst . said estate, will pleas* present
to the subscribers.
requested to Ina'
them duly at ,
vonN C. WILCOX.
bor 2, 1817: . Administrators
, to Peddle Jewilry!
V peddle J •'
Ittsee active. intelligent, ,yOung men to
i teeiry and Faiey Goodt, on koe 3
who caw come welk recommended.
• • t will be given. Penions desirous
e businifts, will please call on the eah-
Delpench's is Towanda tp., on the 28th
November inst.; or on the 14th of 15h
4. n 2 EPH.KIDDER.
of engaging in
scnbet, at Mrs
29th . or 90th o
of December ne:
glarmiz . ugambl.
hereby given to Retaileta of Forrip - .
14r rchandizo., vi.lan bow not patd tem
1, to call and pay up imundarly..
1842. . .1. Treasurer.
licenses for tB.
"VAT 313 •
in, and Sheet. Iron, Brass
,D AND BILITTANNIA, 11 . 0 E, -
IrvoLtsALß AND lIETAIL.
DC. HALL is now receiving ge . tone of the above
• gouda, ihacti he is prepare: to sell At wholesale
or retail, to at purchasers, at the most reducer! priers ,
ler-csah, lung ror grain. The most liberri prices• will
be paid for w bat, cools, corn sod lumber.
Store and .Manufaeturiag E4ablialament, on the
corner of Mainand Bridge 94,, where may be found the
largestould bre4 assortment of stove', this side the city
of Alberit, such as
Buckeye"wroking stove, arranged with a rota
ry top, and hot air oven combined, ' 1.2, 3 . 4
Rochester Empire hot air oven, • . 4
•• .Universe, ,o - 4
" Fulton, -'" (improved) 2 , 3,4
Congress tight; airdirokihg, , 2.3' 4
Knickerbocker, " ' - 1 t, 3
Albany Elevated' drill' . " 2,3: 4. 5
" Premium - " 2,3, 4,5,6
Race's pat. sell-regulator, air.tight parlor, 1,2,3
Rochester Wir tight parlor, .. . 2, 4,4
Congress do.! Albany do. (roister%)
Albany Fancy weed parlor, 3.4.5
N. Y. city " 2,3, 4
parlor coal stores, 1,5
Common cylinder do -.1.2, 3
A Large . quantity of Stsve Pipe, Elbows, Tio; liriss,
Copper, Japanned 4 Britannia ware, Zia, kt.
which he Will sell as "drove it wholesale or retail. Shed
iron. 71'n, Brass and Copper Work, made to order ea
short notice, and warranted. Persons wishing to VT'
chase the above articles will do well by calling at the
above store, befpris purchasing elsewhere. as the proPet'
eter is bound not to be undersold by any living min.
5,000 suEgP PELTS wanted ; which cash Wi ll
he paid. October 27, /847. ' 6m
MILLINERY MANTUA MAKING.
o N - rur uEs to WIT on the *Wm basin"'
Its branches. at her old stand, corner of itirF
Bridge Are s% where Bonnets and Caps ran pur
chased, and work will be done promptly, fasln*b i l'
and at aatiefictory prierie is usual.
-. • ' nit 411 ladeblied
THE subscriber, having wade new • • ngelee ptg .
very desirous of settling. up his accounts.
requests those indebted; to settle i •• inediately. by 0' I°s '
their notes, payable in the a • if they are not abie
to square up now, 'mune e attention is re quested.
October 27... "' RTON KIM:S[IE2Y%
T ADZES' R DRESS CIOODS.—A rat
-1-J variety, er*ttit.itit ell - the 'latest styles and most
beautiful Pr, jot tent:lived and for safe very tow
by ul 9 O.D. BAR fl.Eltr.
ER- RRAWL I 3, I beautiful te , ;ome
image, De beta tied BroehaShawls may be foam.
iry 22 , 1 (47
'WU of th e
that ac t