Bradford reporter. (Towanda, Pa.) 1844-1884, December 01, 1847, Image 2

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Towanda, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 1547.
To Those kndebted.
11 - e i;ery much to-becontitirrally remind
iur itr'itrrears of their deliMitteney, and our
object notv; is to ;rive notitte,..lfiat after No. .;24;. new
arrangenientswiil be matte in this office, and the
aceounts die the ntrice, at that time invite-414;4El
settled ep: December ('curt will afford thase in•
debted at oripoKtunity of calling, or . sending. and
squaring typ their dues, and make us less tn, 11 1,1,
hrid expert4c. Nre trust this Fill be attetult:Ll
Meeting of the Slandlog Committee.
- The triembrs: of the : Democratic .Stai til it iv: Con
ntittee for'llradford Co., are requeisted to meet at
Mersereaus' Hotel, in this Born! en Tue,clay, 7th
(lay of DecenVl next at 6o'clock PI M. The fol
. Irmintz, named gentlemen compose said committee :
IIEN R Y G 114145: - J-A NE.F:S 11. WER „
Cheap Poetage—Poetage on Nese:apapere.
*Ware the advocates of di cap pristrzgr. We re- member of the great Republican family bf the
juiced when the high rateS.of postage, were repealed Union, I solicit a small Space in your valuable pa
and the present substituted ; and we are gratified per; fur the expression of my views and preferen
"to learn, than -tinder tlie.'vicgornuS and SvArintvk ces in this matter. Hyd the fp:tented Sails: Wright
managerrient - of C,ive Jouxsos, our present excel., survived, he would. - undoubtedly have been the
Post-Master General, the receipts under the standard bearer of, and led the Democratic hosts,
new law, pribe present fiscal Tear, Will show a 4,) ictrity in 1818.5 Rin he has been called away
. deficit of only t',40,900. An a short tinic, the by a wise and inscrutable Providence, and while
nue raised will be more than sufficient to 4frav I we 'mourn his loss we turn again to the living to
the expeoses" ut the Department when, we - trust, -eel; among their number one who shall vindicate
Corresponding reductions will he made ill the rates
" successfully the great principles for which he con
'of postage This result, SO SOOII after the passage 6f
, tei,dcd ,A) long and so earnestly. If integrity of
• law, has more than realized the a»tieiplations of the character and unflinching firmness in advocating
. most sanguine of the advneat es oNow pn age corri!et principles are: desirable qualities in a Can
and ilemonsu.ned tire utility an d p raet i e; il,•,o4 for dint high station, then the name of IthicriN
the plan. • Vcs tits of N. Y., the steadfast and confidential
One of the most itrnefir:ial send proper measures mend of him whose loss we deplore', presents pc
oldie new law. was the - part permitting the papers cutely attractions. Truly the mantle of Elijah
inlgo of br thirty atiir.siront the place • rest on Elisha. Perhaps no one possesses
tsiterepriutrd. We believe it gave' general" and f„ , ' ttec”slary qualities in a higher rlecr...:ree; or
- most entire satisfaetinu in the contort:. Auk\ et tf l ee l %%hose principles have been more thortmghly tried,
late Congress, while not a.word was heard in re- or who is of a purer :mind character. The leading
• monstrance to it, rgeoird this portion of the law:— ,st important measures of his tuhrriiiistrution
1.0 this. great injustice was done to • the public, and 11.110 Tereiled the solemn and unqualified sanction
much thinta , 2.t to the country piesses. We 'pre- of t..te peiyler-pf-the 17nion. His experience, judg
some, that of the subscriber, to the Reporter, theic; went and eunnent foresight, point to Jinn as the
air very many! to whom the law. as at present is man tin' times demand. fle 'seeks not the station,.
of no ad ranta:!o.. and doe. not benefit them to '.the j h orever honorable it may be. lie. unlike Henry
amount of a single pos!ligr. Lads. in their opera- 1 Ctay. th, treat champion of Federalism, prefers
inn should ate.-et ail alike. Paliness men getter- the ph ass,-es of retirement to a seat in the chair of
ally, and thorn ha% ii c'orre7rionidnits. slam to the cares. anxieties and tlisquietudes of
lind great relief from the onerote. tax irripcised ! er. Lin for one (and i persume their are ma
the olil law Sat the fartnitr, \NhoSe necessity for - 1 1 :1t) lam for calling him like Cincinnatus of
orre s pondrnee is IrjOre'o,ll . l2to , cril!ed, does tlot•!, ohl, ti nn lii plow in this time of his country's need,
Pei its benefits in that way. He" takes, or should to retie die people in a capacity for which his tad
- take, his coumy paper, mid by permitting him to re- I enispe,uharly quality him. Sincerely and ardent
.ceive it hoe of postage. he them shares in the re... ly to the vital interests of the people and
(Inchon made by the jaw. hsisions then op- the principles of the Democratic party, and to die
'mate more equally. bw : iness man npon his
letters, anti those in the country upon their paper.
lavP, as it now =tandem, fa ors those most able
to bear high yos-tage, such, as the etOpitalist, the
lawyer, and those doing an eXtensiveliusiness, and
- consequently having an exteusive coVespondenee.
We are glad to see oui .cotempOraries waking
tip to the subject. arq poorly recompensed.
at best. Now under MIS hew subscribers residing
within a few miles are sul*tell to as grilit a tax
fur receiving (heir paper s as those front a distant
city. It is-but justice th 4 provision be repeal
ed. It will aid in the dissemination :of knowletige
and useful intelligence,. and will do injustice to
THE NORTH A - Mt:RICAN is determined to make
itself believe, that the Proviso was the great and
leading issee in thP late Gubematoriabelection. It
quotes our denial of this falsehood. and with its
cliaracteristicdecency uses the following chaste mid
courteous language : •
The falsehoods cob taine'd in the above evtract
are no:orious and preposterous: and Mr. Wilmot
makes himself ridiculous with all parties in this
- State, by a course so cowardly and untruthful.—
Mr, Wilmot himself; ih sustaining the party which
adocates the e‘tension of slavery, has acted the
et a political slave, and has given his vote and
influence against the principles which he-effects to
advocate. We trust that his name will be 'remov
ed from the proviso. He has. in relatiOn to it. nei
`l Cher the merit of originality, sincerity, tiorfidt:lity.r
Fine talk this fort paper which stands cons ictcd
by its own acknow&dgrnent of a malicious slander,
:irld to escape just4retribution, retracts after it has
' found it Can donl harm. This North American,
which professes to include " all the talent and all
the decency," has found itself obliged to make
more retractions. and take back more Slanders. since
it has been under„the control of the present propri
etors, than any other paper in.the tithed States!
We-new repeat,what we said :
. "No such issue was rmule at our election. Not
a Democratic 'Convention in any' county if the
.?'ommonwenfifti la) far as we hare seen or known.
• put forth a singlt resolution against the'Proviso, or
tendering that tle a test of party fealty at the pplls.
Not a single Democratic paper in the -Common
. wealth,.so far-As:We sew, pfiut to the election, ut-.
tiled a-disclaimer of its . doctrines and principles.**
And we ask the North Arnoriegn to point out the
Cony:ention Whieh, s pilt forth a single. resolution
against ' the PrOviso,". or The Democratic paper
which "-prior tsly4 , election uttered a discyn3er
of its doctrines and prinotples." This was ow lan
guage; and as far as we, hare any. knowledge, it is
truth, and-we itsk•the North American to controvert
it, or.have another falsehotal added to the•tong hi t
of V4iieh : iLis already -the author. •
No democratic paper of any pretensions' to de
cency; ha s ventured to qay surh a thing.. If they
would be an unscrupulous attempt made to
- -answer selfish ends, and a foul and. Erase libel upon
the Dernocraey of the Keyston
ttze-yeare indebted to a friend in California,
fur a number of the Californian, published at San
Francisco, by Robert Semple. It is about one half
the size of the Reporter, and the terms are &i . e. dol.:
:lam a year, paiti in advance.
HENRY CLAT'S speech at Lexington, :mitten ont
anil,corrected by himself, came to hamt yeStcrday.
It is substantiaty the same ir, sentiment as the ;
resolutimis otfuted by him, and published by u.s
1.1.5 t week. 1
- - ecirissso G. MC - KER ) LEY editor at the Democratic
Union, has been appointed Post Master at' Haria-
Tang in place of Mr. Peacock, removed. ~. : '
The Demitieratic thiion, (tete ,17th iihotilltas the
. -
folloving singular . paidigrapit,, Wan artic.le tecore
. ~
mending tweet three ,,: Pennsylvanians as. profier
candidates for the Pr ' dent" , ' in 1838: ..
" Pennsylvania h ever yielded herself to the
fun - of a mi...ignided. - lion, who, bent - with biggot
eil fidelity upon carrying out some abstract pi-mei
ille of Tight. wouki override the Conetitiitiou, and,
unappairqd by the history of past political diesern
sion;: ha` tib: terminated by a just and mutual com
promise, would persevere to the end, even though
Hurt should tw the upturning of society and the dis
solution of the Union. blergroat men have always
conic to the recur and spoken the voice of our ci
:lnis. which %ca..; to reiard the Cknititution, to
abet , the spirit and meaning of every'corriprnmioe.
:In, I to (crave domestic institutions. to, the natal-dation
and control of tlin, , e who are- responsible fur and
affected by them. - . t :
The • Union of the .7th ia,t. tiarrciivs its Tirefer
cures chr.oott to cone man, and comas out very plain
ly for lattreA Buchanan, tow Presiddist io IRA!
(For tilt uract.iird it-rnti..r.i "•
Evtreits :—.Ns the ti toe ilporoaches when
the highest office in the, gift i,l the people must
;14iiin be tilled by their choice, it becomes
ends to upon the subject with seriotto:ness
and candor. There are many men in the Demo
etittic ranks whose qualifications are ample for the
dischae r ;e of its duties. and'their integrity tutilbubt
ed. Bat as ititiong this number we each have our
treft.iences, it becomes us not only to reflect there
on soberly, bat to express the result of our medita
tions at the appropriate time, than which. perhaps
none is more so Chain the present. As an humble
welfare ; happitte,s and .prosperity of the nation, his
plecnou could. well be Claimed as a triumph of
Liberty and emial. rights. It would indeed be a
dad• of writ. Mg to all lo4ers of freedom. Such a
result due to the man, to the people, and to the
Wirienas of humanity generally. In the expressive
w olds or how Jr.. " So mote it Le.-
1 , 1(11"it›. L News.—Ou Sabbath Morning, last the
Public Leduer arrived at this place containing a
letter from Puebla,, dated October 30, giving the
hospital returns fur the two Penna. regiments. By
this it would appear that the deaths, from sickness,
have been greater amongst the "Columbia Guards
ha la - other company., The following is the dis
tr r report . :
pang C.-4une 16—J. Walker, Diarrtara.
23d, Geo. Gamer. June 29—Edward'Groves, Con
sumption. June 30—F. IL Best, Diarrhma Gcto.
Wagttcr, Congestive Fever. July Ist—Jno. Mus
tard. Diarrhoea r, Oliver Stevens, (formerly lived in
Towanda - ) I)iarrbrea. July 3—Jonathan R. Saun
ders, Diarrbrra: Wm. Banghart, Diarrhea ; 7th—
Shepherd W. Clifton, Diarhma. Aug, I2—Wm.
Swaitz, Diarrlima. Aug. 3l—James A. Lowrey,
Diarrlra., Sept. 14—Lewis McFadden, Diarrhcea.
Here we have the names of sixteen members of
the l'orpta all of theip strong, healthy, able bodied,
and temperate men, who, it seems have died of
sickness. This is by far the most melancholy
dings wediave l ad from the Guards since thk left
Danville. Our whole community sympathize with
the relations and bosom friends of the patriot sol
diers, who have given - _ their lives to the service of
their country, not aa they , would have desired, in
the din (4 battle, but conformably to the sovereign
will of the Most llitth.
• Up to the time of the present Writing. we have
no letters from the Guards since they- Jalapa.
There is great anxiety to hear of their operations
and tosses at the taking of the city of Atiaxico. Bet
when the letter?... will be along is unecrtai t ,as near
ly a half year has passed away since the* let.
tens were received, and further suspense may have
Ar be endured.—Danville Intelligencer. •
R. I I I.MOT'S PEIRCH.—The Hon. David Wil
mot, our talented and efficient representative it
Congress, addressed a audience at the Court.
honme on Tuesday evening last. , Notwithstanding
re inclemency of the night, and the late hour' at
which Mr. Wilniot arrived in' town, the room was
crowded with anxious listeners ; there iisornething
about the man, his zeal and earnestness in every
thing that he undertakes, and his undeviating firm
ness in the course he has marked out for himself to
pursue, which causes his political friends, in this
county at least, to rally around hint with enthusi/
asm and fidelity.
The IN:alert of his speech Was in defence, of. the
Proviso which he introduced ;it the last session, and
will agaln'introduce at the nett session of Congress.
For the purpose of raising funds to meet the heavy
expenses of Government, be 4 would. favor a direct
tax-- an afpeafto da pitrie* i and pockets of
the people- —he wou I . ci . ppcise a tax on Tea and
Coffee, and the grad win of the public lands, nn
-10:-.A. ' at the reduced ce, thfic could be secured to
actual Neuters only.— eo z 'vane.
Irma AT NOCIVOLIE. 4 the Beacon Cff-
Ice.—We learn from the Herald that the
American Beacon establh haling the Job
Office, at that place, 'with nearly all the printing
mluerialq, was destroyed by I fire on -fturday. eve
ning. The lsuilding, was of brickpanahree stories
high. The proprietors saved all their Amoks—and
the newspaper press,. with the outside-form fpr
Moylay's publication, on the press also escaped
injury,: It is not known how the , lire oriOrmted,
though there are surmises that that it was the work
of incendiaries. The insurance on the Office will
not the wboliloss, while thatiaportfhe house,
belonging to Di. N. C. Whitehead, was rick& its
fall value. The proprietors aintormee / that th* pa
per will reappear as. soon as possible. -,
Comment. ttivlitpit. VAN eintEN , I3,LECTER.
A., meat the owl* ei
114.REIAtl.KITER.—MG - T#4l Barin h 62.,
declined being a*ididate for the nett; Preiident:
in reply to aletter from the editor of the VerAkesbar,-_,-
re Farmer and Inneal, Tholetter
determination will be read with greft,interest,_,
a4st(ne-itl to him in the judgement and allection.s
of the American people, if possible, aligher place
than he his heretofore held. , The condititm — of We_
country demands that the counsels and talents of
such men should be brcilight tatively to our aid in
the present emergency, and however great the sac
rifice would be to Mr. Van . - Boren to be drawn
again into the arena o 'ideal strife, we have the
guaranty of his past life - to firm us in saying that
the call of the democracy of t Union upon him to
tend their-column is 1848, would be refused.—
e - should rejoice to hear such a call Amok It
would reflect the greatest honor upon thewcra
cy of the Union, and would ensure success beyond
a contingency, and with success the certainty of an
adjustment of the. difficult and embarrassing ques
tions jhat have, sprung up in connection with,our
war %rah Mexico and tho,prospeet of an extension
14 mu terrilorv.
The Wilkes-Barre Fanner has hoisted the flag of
of ltdawns VAN BOLEN ALS the Democratic candi
date for the President in 1848, and in an ably writ
ten editorial sets lamb- what the editor regards the
duty anti policy of the Democracy of the nation, in
referentte to that great and good man. The last
Farmer also contains a letter from Mr. Van Buren.
upon this subject. written in reply to one from the
editor of that paper, in which he expresses a decid
ed preference fur the comforts of private life to the
labors and anxiety incident to the Presidential chair,
and intimatci pretty clearly that he has no wish to
exchange the forinerfor the blandishments of office.
The letter throughout breathes the high-toned senti
ments of patriotism worthy its pure-minded •azid
distinguished author, and While it inspires the heart
with a warmer admiration of the character of the
man, it at the same time strengthens the conviction
that the Republican party have few abler champi
ons than Martin Van Buren."
A Su Bsc BEA
Political MOtements,
. .
it will n ot que=lioned by any one that Martin
Van Buren ranks amongst the ablest men of this or
any other nation: that his qualities of mind are pe
culiarly adapted to the trying crisis wbieh ava are
avroaching. and that no man_deserves more at the
hands of the people.
[From the Allentown Democrat!
Wevegret that the crowded state of our columns
precludes the publication of the letter.
Tram The Wi/keallatrre Fanner.]
A :Song LE - 17F.R.—As we were about going to
press. and after penning and inserting the remarks
in another column headed a• the neat President,"
we received the following letter which explains its
own origin. It will be found deeply interesting,
we trust, to all our Democratic readers, and will at
tract the fixed attention of every patriot under whose
eyes it my come. We have, therefore, delayed
issuing the Fanner a few hours to ,give phi' to it
—believing that DO offering we could make would
he equally acceptable to the readers of our humble
Dear te.the enlightened democracy of the I'llion
is the name of MARTIN VAN BUREN. For prudence,
profound .counket., and moral and political courage,
he has few peers and no superiors in our country.
The pure principles, self denial,' statecmanlike
views awl undimmed patriotism. that brelthesthro'
the follonfing letter. confirms our sentiments con
tained in our ructions' article. and show manifestly
the inipe . live necessity of callina from his retire
ment tile AMERICAN ARISTMES around whom the
micorrup ed Dernocracyrof the Union can rally
o ithout • read or apprehension ; and thus wipe
away th decree of ostracism pronounced, in a fit
of politic 1 insanity-, in IS la. The Democracy of
the Uni need hint—the Democracy of the north
need Itirn, and the Nation needs him'to fill the
place in our history when the term of Mr. Palk ex
There are no two statesmen at this lime in the
Union, perhaps, whose views and feeling,* upon
most of the great leading questions of national poli
cy. are so completely coincident as Mr: Polk's and
Mr. Van Buren's and hence the great propriety of
his succeeding Mr. PolLto carry out the great mea-
SUreS. in a wise and prudent manner. commenced
under Mr. Polk's adtninistration, and which have
redounded fsi much to the prosperity of the people
and to the gloryof the Union. ,
(From the Holmes County (Ohio) Farm. t.)
LETTER FROM'MR. VAN BURT:N.—We give below.
a highly intereFting and beautifully written letter
from Martin Van Buren. -Every true Demount
will sincerely regret his determination not to be a
candidate for Preeident: and will heartily, coincide
with his views in regard to the necessity of union,
harmony and concession, among Democrats, in or
der to succeed. We have strung hopes that he may
consent to he a candidate. Our columns being full,
we have not morn to comment on this letter, but
commend it to the candid perusal of,every reader.
The Philadelphia Spirit of the Times intimates a
preference in favor eL George M. Dallas, for the
Presidency, in 1848.
The Trenton Plaindealer is urging the claims of
Gen. Lewis Cass, of Michigan.
At a mee:ing of the Democracy of Henry, county,
Kentucky. on the first day of Nov. inst. the follow
ing resolutions was unanimously adopted :
Resolved, That we recommend to the Democ
mey of The United States the name of Hon. GeorgeM. Dallas. of Pennsylvania, as a suitable candidate
for the office of President of the United States in
1848, and that we recommend tarn. William 0.
Butler, of Kentucky, to the Democracy of the
Union as-a suitable candidate for he office of Vice
Presidelit in 1 848.
The Ebensburg Mountain Sentinel has raised the
name of James Buchanan to its mast-head, for the
Presidency in 1848, subject to the decision of a
ational Convention.
The Berks County Press, edited by Col Jon. C.
Myers, is out in a strong editorial article in favor of
James Buchanan for the Presidency in 1848.
\ The Gettysburg Compiler, has also come out in
fai, of Mr. Buchanan.
Geo. M. DALLis.—The Camden [N. J.l . nemo
• . the name of George
,M. Dallas as a can
t Presidency. A call for a meeting,
°fable to his nomination, has been
has raised ,
(Wale for tl
in Caniden,
THE C 110 Lesu were not to early in warn•
ing our readers of the approach of the cholera. So
long as its ravages were confined to Russia, the
cause of apprehension waS\too remote to excite
much fear ou this side of the Atlantic. It has now
swept over the frozen confines q Russia,_ and ac
cording to accounts by the Acidia, s raging with
in 250 mites of Odessa. It has also c menced its
ravages id Sweden. But this is not the orst. The
Liverpool Mail announces the death of a - dier in
Dublin by this horrible disease. lilt has t -.ken
out in Ireland, God save Europe. At the bac of
fainine and bankruptcy this will be the'final blo
Nor should. we be file in preparirg for it here.
Once in the heart of Europe, asst now appears to
be, it is morally impossible that it should not cross
the ocean. We must defend ourselves by sanit
tory means. Let strinmit qturratine arrangements
be 'nada in all our ports, and our city health in
spemors-see that the nooks and corners are purified
at season. Cleanliness and temperance in food
and drink will do mare than au army,of doctors.-
- Netr York Sun.
Dimrs AND Rau lkstr..—T le New York Globe
is calling the auention•of Con_ 7 o•ress to the 'best
means of getting the worn . out Amish sixpences
and shillings out of elm-illation: It says if we weigh
a sixpence and American half dime, we shall find
that the half dime has more actual silver in it than
the sixpence, consequently, the positive value is in
he American coin. 1
fagi t q lit t gll kk ril : * ilh
Pe Seri lfr iC l4. - .. ! 1 -#4 °1112 1
si n dis,Wi t sgiVikt ortAitteejlits Stgthetririii halt
-0,3"4 a .iiiiciendti two ailoterug JoistreSlOm No
pali a;tote General seitt,eut A sprto thflOwn bf
Iftramantla that nielt,ltoring receiver/ itiTeirimtion
that Gen. Santa Anna bad gone thither during the
day before. . The nex t
. morning he returned and re,
- *de& that tariiiiiirrilty cifthe tmeini "bid left the:
town leaving behind six pieces of artillery. Orders
were immediately issued for the cavalry under
Capt. Walker t Col. Gormand's regiment, Major
battalhon, Col. Wynkoop's regiment, Capt.
Taylor's battery, and Capt. 1-laitzelman's battalion
- tia be in readine s s to march for the town, leaving
the train with about eleven hundred men and twq
PiecesKertillery - , underfthe cominand Colonel
At eleven o'clock the )whole moved off in fine
style. The cavalry were ordered to keep some
istunce in the advance. , We had gone about two
ni -4, when Capt. Walker .determined_ to push on
at agi i, and surprise the, enemy; for five Miles
the eavalr oved at a smart pace until we reached
the outskirts o e town;
; when . Capt. Walker gave
orders to form fog • close up ; he then entered
a very narrow lane,, sides of which were lined
with thick Wore, so ela .w in many places that
• the sets of fours had to be braise ana t'e column
moved by twos. On we went ata trot, until the
lane opened into the main street leading to the Pla
when, in column of fours, the order ivas..given
to draw setbres and " charge." Then rose a wild
yell, and such a charge ! the flashing of the' Sabres,
the thundering of the horses' feet over the paved
streets, were enough to strike terror into the hearts
of the enemy.
Two of their cannon Were pointed up the street,
anodiser pointed down a cross street, and the fuse
was burning in it. The terrified artillerymen moved
merely to the sides oldie houses, at whom our men
made their thrusts and right and left cuts, killing
many in this manner; the cavalry ruslTPd over their
cannon, the lancers (how many we did not know.
but supposed there were three or four hundred)
fled, 'our men separating into small parties, Versa
ed them beyond the town, on the outskirts of which
a g ood many werek.illed. Captain Walker went'
beyond the town for the purpose of overtaking the
artillery which had left the place. Captain Lewis
went in another direction fur the same purpose.
Captain Bensaneon was ordered to follow the road
to see if the artillery could be overtaken. fn the
meantime the most of our Men had already gone in
Capt. Loyal!. with a few men, assisted by Ad} t.
Claiborne, secured some fifty or sixty prisoners at
their quarters, together with their 'arms, &c. Lieut.
Clairbome then proceeded to secure and bring up
to the plaza the cannon (3 pieces) we had captured.
Capt. Walker returned about this time, and going
to the plaza waseolleeting our men. LtAnderson.
(4 the *Georgia Volunteers, pursued and captured
Alajor itorhide and Cot. La Yeea (a brother of the
General) and a Lieutenant ; these he delivered to
Capt. W alker. Lt. Claiborne, assisted by Corpo
ral llescoek a n d prirate Myers and one or two oth
ers, limbered tip thii six pounder and brought it to
the plaza. Leaving it limbered up and the mules
standing in it, and returning to get the four-pound
el, the Lieut. was in the act of bringing it up, when
he was forced to leave it by the appearance of ail
Santa Anna's cavalry. 2.500 snow*.
Corp'! Tilg,hmap..of company C'.. Rifles, brought
up a smtill howitzer. Private Dusenbery, of corn
puny C. took a Lieut. of Artillery prisoner, and
turued !tint over to Surgeon Reynolds By thistime
a good frnanv of our men had returned, and were
in the plaza in scattered groups, when the Lancers
charger them suddenly and unexpectedly. Our
men re,•et. theta with great bravery, and kept
the plaZa, with the exceptiou of a few under Capt.
Walker, who retired by a street leading west from
the plaza:they were joined by Lt. Claiborne and his
party, who were approaching the square. Captain
%Vallier led therti from the plaza--the 'enemy close
on them at a charge; he turned the next street to
his left, while the enemy, seeing the 4-potnifer.
rushed to it to retake it. Fortunately for the few
men with Capt. Walker, they saw this piece, for at
the very next canter, a still larger finite met him ;
he wheeled, and dashing swiftly past the 'rear of
those who had cut him off from the plaza. main mi
tered it. Here. the men dismounted and occupied
the convent yard, together with a large house on the
Conner of the square. ---
Capt. Lewis and Liemenant Wiiters. with snrne
ten or twelve men, charged twice upon the enemy.
who gave way, and were pursuing theni, whet,
they dtscoveredthey were beg surrounded- by a
vast number of the lancers. They gallantly forced
their way to the plaza. Capt. Bensancon barely re
turned in time to save himself.
Private fingenen and Corporal Merriken, of the
Company C., rifles, being entirely surrounded,
drove right into their midst, and tell covered with
Captain WA& gave his orders pmmptly to form
he men to receive the enemy, who now made
heir appears ce ,on our right. in-front. and on our
'eft. They had al o run up the four pounder to open
on us.
Liens. Claiborne. assisted by Corporal TilOiman,
unlimbered the six pounder and pointed it at the
-column on our !eke Having no port tire, he pre- ;
pareclto fire it with a horse pistol; the enemy came ,
nearer and nearer, until at about sixty yards off, 1
when they halted. At this moment the tient. fired
the pistol. but the fuse of the cannon would not 1
catch, and being left alone in the plaza, he retired •
to the corner house, and posted some rifleman to ,
keep the piece from recapture. At. this juncture
Captain Walker, while examining die approach of
the enemy, and looking at the four pounder on our 1
right, was shot from behind.' from a house that dis- i
plan a white Rag He sunk down immediately
and was borne into the yard, the men bursting into
tears as the cry spread among them " Capt. Walk- :
er's killed."
Capt. Walker directed that we should " never
surrender "'and died in about thirty minutes. Capt.
Lewis made a detail of eight men. who went out
and brought The six-pounder and placed it at the
gate. The enemy menanced us a long time. and
fired the four-pounder six or eight times loaded
with grape ens of which discharges shattered the
leg of Fneilerick Raborg, Capt. IV's interpreter, and
a private of company C.: seeing the determination 1
of our men, they hesitated, faltered and fell hack. 1 ,
Capt. Lewis formed the men after Walker fell, and
by his energy, and address assisted materially to
suppress disorder.
Lieu,.. Lilly distinguished himself by his daring.
Surgeon Lamar was in the first charge by' the side'
of Walker, was in the plaza when the 'charge was
made, and was saved by the devoted act of Capt.
Walker's slave David, who caught at the lance aim.
ed at him and received it himself. He died in a
few minutes. He was honeSt and faithful, and a
favorite of his noble master. "In death they Were
not divided."
The Infantry came op as the enemy were retir
ing, Colonel Clorman's being the only portion of the
Infantry that got a shot at the enemy. There is
much praise due them fey the gallant manner in
.which they strove to be with the Cavalry. They
ran themselves out of breakh, and , then ran an.—
Never were men morwanzions to reach an ene-
I thy. They 'had discovered the immense body of
Cavalry that was making its way iu a gallop by a
lel mad to the town, and loth tried to reach
to - , first. When they got to t snvn we bad pos
sessi... Singe, on , fleyttelds behaved very gallant
ly,_and :is whole energies after the fight were be
stowed us ', the woended.
The w e force of Captain Walker's command
did not exceed J 95. The enemy dispersed on the
first charge. There must' have been more than
five hundred, and i the subsequentlig,htther were
two thousand five hit red strong. Company C.,
lost its gallant Captain,. hose fame needs no Nilo
! gy, and whose loss is irre cable. His valor, Mien
•• tried, is appreciated by I e`Whote of.hts country.
men. Peace be to the ashes of the noble and gal.
bun Captain ! , • . , _
Ex-President Tyler is inakinsi _
and South,. He was in eine...awash
=1 fFroo., he rennsytwanianjr-74 , y •
11 4 4 1111 4 11 in; EX of 1'6034 , 111e . hca reseed, has VirAy plk
cedit ilimr - dtiptlitd, lc expransft. thwinuilt opu
ji#:lll4:4talbahr Bogle, in phrase *
- di as
Eiteveik"all riiiisettneeption. A perusal ot e*
rnakefonr FedetaVfnends regret tliii.cotinityibief
htviis pursued, and rejoice.the heart of every true
lover of oul count her glory and her institutions.
Celt IC vat JO Whitetlatibiane-Aft-tbb couitaet
of the leaders and the organs of the Federal party
in their " aid and comfort" of the enemy, haibeen
so glaringly unpatriotic, that it has converted him
into a good Democrat, while abroad—a patriot be
has,always been r ss his condo& fully proveS:
•'Wor PErterre, Sept. 9, I 13.17:
Mr .Dams - ;---Having a fittkrleisure fnhn my
daily occupations, and remembering warmly and
freshly several acts of kindness towards me, it gives
ma pleasure to addressi knowing that you enter=
fain some interest for my welfare. lam now in
command of this military department, and am kept
quite busy 'with continual skirmishes with *he Gu
erillas, and an : occasional sharp fight with large
forces' that gather between here and the coast in
order to oppose trains. The health of
,my garri
son isigood, and 1 have hopes that the greatmor
tality which has existed in the army is now decreas
This is a Inuit,
_laborious, and precarious service.
Many of our best men hare died, and I truly con
siderthe.clifiate in itself a much more formidable
enemy than the Mexicans. A noble and self-deny
in spirit of enduranCe actuates the men,
plaint of any kind is rare. Contented to do theit duty
they tisk. everything in the effort, and with a cheer
fuiness 'which is gratifying to those who command,
step up rea d ' t o any work, no matter What the
chances. It is, - as,have before remarked, a hard
service, full of toil, -privations and danger—bmit
eneonnterel-a,nd bravely endured.—
ludge, then , of the effect upon our good men here,
when they ook back over the d' -l ance which se
parates from • their friends, in an Wort' to find at
home some proper appreciation of tha2-selfsacri
ficing conduct It is latter and humiliating tell
von, sir. there is a c Spirit abroad amon,g the Go o
Americans eng„aiea to this war, which will not
sleep during futurity—a spirit which awaits but
their return 'to bender down upon the mouthing,
sera •sytophant.4 'of a most unjust party, the
full measure of an honest indignation, It is the
same that brooded over our land during the war of
die Revolution and the last war : and men. of the
present day, palsied with age, have lived to curse,
with tears of repentanbe. the hotwwhen she, with
scornful finger, marked them for life as. the - roams
of their country.' We, HERE, can See no difference
between the men who in '76 sil/4.ored the British,
and those who gave aremnents and sympa
thy to the Nlexteans. This kind of language from
a man who came into this campaign a Whig in
policy. may siitilidstram.:r to you, bat I have actin
and ;Itr7llll been compellid to listen to and to si:ffer
that which would hare changed the disposition and
alienated the atieetions of the most deterthined par
1i,7,a11. Even now, Ido not °lvy' to the leading:mil
main principles of my old party. so much as I curse
and deprecate the tone of, its acknowledged lead.
ers and sopporters. If there is any reason .which
will pre cut General Scorr from affecting an hon
orable peace, commanding, as he does, the whole
city of the Aztecs, with his powertul battery, it is
the spirit of treason Which I unhesitatingly say is
promulgated by the leading Whig journals: at home.
In a sortie upon some ladrones of Jahoya short
itme since. I possessed myself of all the late,news
papers published in that place, and upon examin
ing ihein I find in that place, the !...zttee asin Mexi
co. the stroivrest argumentr published against nor
army are selections from Willrg papers in the I..Ytti
ted SiateA.. I send von a late ropy of the ‘,..! Bolelm
de Nuticias, - in which you wilt perceive that the
first article is an extract from the National Intelli-
Von may publish this if you please. I have he
rome_t4o• di:4e.tkietl with what I have men, that I
have no care for the consequences which this kind
of hull' may RI-mince.
--.‘! Mustang." of the " Delta."'w-rites, on the 13th
October, from Mexicivof a plan: under 'the auspi
ces' of Par. des, of the King of the Freorh to place
the Duke of Montpetisier on the throne of Mexice,
it she will produce the signatures of 3.000 landhold.
ets.. pledging,themselres to support. the measure.
lie says :•
" .1. paper to that effect is now in circulation. and
every effort being. made on the part of its friends
to accomplish the object. Nearly the whole church
are giving it their warm support, and ming every
means in the r power to carry it successfully through',
looking upon it as the only means of perpetuating
the interests and influence of the ecclesiastical body..
" A great many of the Centralists. of wealth and
strength. who have heretofore , opposed the meas.
nre with decision and conceiving their pow
er and place to be among the things that were, and
hoping by this movement to be regain a
portion of what thee have lost, are not only coincid
ing with it. but are lending. it their undivided aid
and influence. Also, some of the Conservatives
and those of a neutral temperament in politics have
yielded to the project.'
"The main boar of the oppilsi , ion to &mitt An
na are busy combining all the elements of their
forces to avert the threatened blow, and retain the
advantages gained over their political adversaries.
They are very seriously alarmed with reference to
the new movements, and we are led to believe
that they are doubtful of suecess against their new
The Washington Union also has a letter from a
gentleman in Vera Cruz ; disclosing a similar pro
ject. in which he seems to think the English figure
Most prominently.
Cit ANor. or TRADE.-111 former years, the most
imPortatit business of this place, to some of our
Merchants, was . the purchase and shipment of
Wheat and other produce, to the Baltimore market,
via the Susquelitinna river. Now Southern wheat
is broughrto Danville, from Baltimore via the• C
anal. to supply the demand here. Peter Baldy; Esq,
is just getting two boat loads at his Steam Mill, and
he brought a load from Baltimore in the sum er,
as also, a large quantity-from the Juniata, and Ch
er distant sources. The Wheat now deliverin i here
from Baltimore, costs, we understant 5.1,41, that
sum covering all expenses. Some o our arrners
are now asking 81,50 in this vicinit , and , there is
but little Wheat and flan ill well up
in price here until next harvest. as th . l• .4 crop in.
this region was unusually light. pa will( Intelli
, 1 ,
PIDMV., WARD S. Co.—ln the suit of the Jefferson
County Bank, • against this insolvent firm at' New
York. the Juldge on Monday delivered a very Ion;
and elaborate opinion on the rise and prcr r ,qwe -
the Stillwell Act, and decide that the proceediu
by a prosecbting creditor do ndt make the, assi e -
ment if the debtors accrue to the benefit of all s e
creditois, bin only to those who haveprosecuted un;
der the met. "The complainants, therefore," said
the Judge in - conclusion, ." are entitled tothe reme
dy which the statute gives them,and that is the war
rant to commit." By this it is understood that the
debtors are to be committed to close custody, until
they make an assignment in favor of the prosecu
ting creditors, to the exclusion of all other creditors.
Adoertiser says that a company Of wealthy capitalists
principally from Boston. have purchased the falls at
Lewiston, and from 600 to 700 acres of land adjoin
ing,_ far the purpose of establishing there a ne
mannfacturin,g city, Mr. Boyden; theviiief
neer: and five assistants are noxf on the 'ground.
corripleting the survey of the new city, and laying
out thin, new streets, 6re.. The plan is, to run a Canal
froia the falls down the river,.and some idea may
be formed of the value of that pri,yilege faun . t4e
factihat the head of wtiter is Ov'er fif.y feet, and
factories will ho built fora long distance down the
river, if required. •
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attirrop i Nino—.ln I oking. peer the Bing ,
'ltilOton DO:merit of Nov. 9th, I discovered an arti
cli-Lbendeit* Hon. David INfilinoti' and being one
(i !
.ofiVsininfailiate constituent , I lost no time in perus ,
ingit - Judge my surprise t hen I there - hotted him
denounced as a°disorganiz r and. strutting , too, un- ,
_der the borrowed. feathers . f another man's 'a pro.
i iiid - oll t ni*l'lr •-• - ' lliaXillilirrialreffi
tirelywithont foundation, t.. at I felt an indescribable
sensation of disgust and 2. - 'etinPli fot4e-Menture,
who would deign to:a pen join a he, and give it
publicity to the world.
..N vet was there a :more"
-steadfast undeviating dem rat than the liciri lida
-1 vid.Wilmot, and no man would • sooner scent to
I wear borrowed plumes tli4ri he. •He is not' What
' -the writit - inlltifltriticoiiieitrhaflitvettris readers
esteem him to be„li vain and eggsticalereatnre!, ri
ding upon the breeze of izopuliirilY, and ready to
banal but he is a plain -un sumingdemoerat, of in
flexible integrity, and stri• talent sufficient. to lie-
Inolish thO clique that wound the Binghatiiton
Democrat. He is not ma eup of i 4roverbs or scrip.
tore quOtations, butof "id _li . 1 ; •,, ' .
..,- • . .fr - isssvi.v.i.m.tx.
• Posr-Orercs Uni,irerste , ..rt.—S.R. Hobbit! ' Esq.,
the First Assistant Pestm er GenerOd of tbe United
States, has returned ;to iii ash'ngtorigity, from his
visit to different countri - in Europe on business
connected with his Qthei I duties. '-'of the result of
his mission We find the °Bowing' account in the
"He [Mr. Hobble) ha not it seems, ellected a
postal arrangement with he British Post-Mice.—
The Govern ent of . Grat Britain still •adhere to
their obnoxious orderof t,he 9th of lune last ; impos
ing the British sea postage on the Americti mails
conveyed in the A meric4n steamship. This order'
they will relingnis..h Upon the adoption of h postal
convention between the i t wo countries. Brit in dis
cussing the terms for a c:priventiOn, they ihiisted.up
on certain arrangement!, objected to by On pistol
agent and our ministeriat London. Not ai•ceding
to these. Maj. Bobbie returned ; bringing with him
the British plan for a partial convention for the decis
ion of our Government:p .
"Arr.ingemeritswith Trance are necessaily .post
„pone. inn], those with Great Britain shall be adjust
ed ; as t • mails to andifrom France conveyed- by
the AericaiNqeamer lave to pais through Eng
land, and becoMe-sikbject to the Englisb transit post
age ,..
”In respect to our :lilt with the German States
Arai Bobbie e ff ected f II and satisfactory arrange-.
merits, securing the t nsrnission of letters.` by the
Washin-lon, direct to their destination, either with
-postage prepaid or unpaid., at the option !cif the wrh
ters. with i plan of acconntabil ity. which gives to each
goverment es share ottthe posta.ges. 14 same of
the German States a :Ingle unifornt rate of postage
on American correspondence has been agreed upon
and at a reduced arnoUnt : and there is a fair pros
pect " “.1 other t-Ttate will concede same advan
, 11 , §N. D. WeLlior.- - /The citizens of this plate and
many from a di-starlet, were hitzlily gratified „on
Wednesday-last NA ithi t an able and forcible Fpeerh,
delivere'd at the Con. House, by the Hon. H. Wil
mot, ofTenusylvaiiia. The house wals full to over
flowing t many not b Y ng able to gain an entrance.
The en} , ect was the !. Provitso,'' its oltject and. de-:
sign. am we belieta he proved to the satisfa - em m ,
of every man presem who would he onvinveri. of
the propriety of offering it and the time it was: pr u .
posed. Ile was til•cineittly eheeryil dining the
liiiee , rh. We teff'lmlhim our sincere thinks fur our
part and in behalf o his andiencr. for tf.c . ahle and
!livid manner in wlffich he discussed the sulijeet.._
rrt-si SrlT.SlCttixua L __,lr n ,l :x
Lea rz.iif this St at r', has prepared a succinct trei
iise upon the criminal law of this country. P:111 011V
illy: the laws olthe Federal government a' tiell as)
-the ditlereirt States,ltoiiether with"alLthe Atr.ericaif
;rilocisions of iniportltnee. The HarriAiing
speakin_ of it. says!: "
" The ‘voik is.talculated to throw neW 1.:.1111 upert
the criminal law of Pennsylvania. as it reters
ly to many of the tlecisions of our Supreme
and to the practice of several of the suborthoote
courts." • *
NEW Vona, OFFICIAL Rgrcaat—The “flicial re
turns of the late State election in New
an NI-tr.:gate vote of 311.003, which is a talli•ic oil
from the vote of 184-1. of 161,145, Of thi , ileti.-ieli
ey 10-1.811 belong aa the' Democratic: and Z,6.334
on the side. The Whig, majority on of
the candidates exceed 36,000.
At Juini last: at the . Judicial election. the !loran
cratie majorities ranged from 15.000 to Ig,oon,
showing a difference or a loss to. the Ilemoeras of
55.000 votes, Fillmore is elected Comptroller bit•
2-1,000 less votes than were given tor Give:nor
SEAT or Jt:sTice.—We learn from the Celurnlia
1).-mocrat that the new bui.clings at B/ are
reported as tiiii;hecl. and ready for use.
The Columbia Enquirer, at Berwick. in norm<
the late deeisiim of the Supreme Court of renns‘l
vania, that the Legisliume •cminot constrmtionally
delegate its powers of LegiAation to a coh of the
people, "tries the following pertinent questio
and remarks :
" Will not this (ioeision affect the qnestiou recent
ly decided in our ou-n count•—the Ileinor4l! The
"knowing ones . ' think .t4o.
National illterv , eiteer nncl Union both . represent
that SenatorHannegan is free of all blame in the dit
ticulty lietween and a i ;Mr. 3.1 - cDotiald; late
ly. in Indimm. It is not only clearly proved that'
the Senator find no part in the assault upon
Donald by a party a, ear ago, which _wait
made the pretext of the-late attack; but it is estab
lished that Mr. Hannffran on the occasion acted as
a peace-maker and - probably was the means of sa
ving McDonald's life.
sA von C A M giro s.—The Pentisyl van tan fifties
(litY last. Fays.:=A correspondent, in whom ire
have Confidence. appeals to us todo an act of justice
to this gentleman by correcting .the rumor that he
voted against Gov. Sims's. "1 . know. : ..ass the
corrlk t oondent in question, "that he voted for Shanl ..
antrLongstret4; and the whole Democratic ticket
As it is our rule to do justice to all, we cannot vi` )-
late it when 'called upon in the present instancit.
An attempt was made on Monday night ro enwr
the Seventh Ward Bank, N. 'T'he thieves re
moved part of the Bank wall, dnllea through the
iron vault, erect were just at their booty when they
were disturbed.
The editor of an eastern paper, saw a fellow,
who really.beheved that " Old Shook is r ennin;,
yet. He must be the same chair that wanted to
see the straw with which the' North Americzi.
suckeo in" the young Federalists as bout s
being eh c:cd Gcveraor by wile&
Tn Pt:nue DElrr.—The Union has an official
staietlnent showing the public debt now to be
12,2,423,93, being an increase of about 527,000. 00
under the present administrttien and on - accouatet
the war.
Call Loeser of the Reading. Artilleri-t 5 . now in
Mexico, is announc+ichis havitm been elected Elea
tenant Colonel of the Second Pennsylvania Rev
meat We presume from " ' this Mat the totrepiii
Gear; has been app, i led i. t that p ce wade .N1:-
cant by the death of colonel . 'tens.
The Legislature of Georgia ruhlipenvet-
highly eomplinientary resolutions rute,,.l to the
°ran Brig. Cen. Tivigg.s at' elegant su-sird. in honor
of the distinguished services of her native son.
It.. is said that when the road to the ritv 0f Mesi
c4 Fla!! be opened, upwards of '2O. milli - on: , of 11 ' 1 '
tars wnnh of meltholtdise: will be thrown into the in