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Scr junt Mj. Price nJ Captain J. K
Smith, unattached but eetving with ii.
1 br-g leive also lo cA attention loihe
good coudoct of wtp'tin Juhnstoo, Ortio
regiment, tnd Lieut. Houkrr, lti sru)
lerj serving on th staff cf Gen. II itner
nJ of L'i-u1. N.chols, 3d srtdterj.ori
thil of Oeoenl Qt imtn. Capts.lligi
snd Ridgely aeiffd wiih their b 1 1 e r t
during the operations undtr my owi
obser vaiion, md in part under my iir.
medial order, ind exhibited distin
guished tnd gallantry. Captain
Webster, lt( srtillery, ssisted by
Lieut. Donaldson end liowen, rendered
good service wi h the howitzer battery
which was much exposed to the enemy'
fire rn the 21a.
From the nature cf (lie operation!, the
Sldisgoons were not brought in ac
tion, bul were usefully employed undei
the direction of Lieut, Cut. May aa es
corts, and in keeping open our commu
nication. The lit Kentnrky regiment
was aUo prevented fiom participating
in the aciion of the 21st, but rendered
highly important services under Col.
Urmsby, in covering the battery, and
holding check the entmy's caislry du
ring the day.
1 have noticed above the officer
whose conduct either fell under my
own immediate eye, or ia noticed only
in minor repot ts which are not forward
? For further mention of individual
I beg leave io refer to the report of di
vision commandera herewith respect
fully tranaiited. I fully concur in
thir recommendations, and deaire that
they may bs considered at part of my
From the officers of my personal staff
tnd if the engineers topogrsphical en
gineers, and crdnance associated with
me, I have derived valued and efficient
existence during Ihe operat ons. Col.
Whiting, assistant quartermaster gener
al, Mjor Croghanand Helknap, inspec
tors general. Captain Sibley, assistant
quarter matter, Captain Waggaman, com
missary of subsistsnce, Captain J?aton
Leut. Garnet), aids de-camp, and Maj.
Krby and Van Huren, pay department,
served near my person, and were ever
prompt, in all situations, in the commu
nication of my orders snd instructions.
I mint expres s my particular obligation
lo Brevet Major Mansfield snd Lieut.
Scarilt, corps of engineers They both
rendered most importsnt services in re
eonnoiteri.ig the enemy's positions, con
ducting troops in attack, snd strength
ening the works csptured from the en
emy. Major Mansfield, though woun
ded on the 2Ur, remained on duly du
ring thai and the following day, until
confined by his wound to camp.
Capt. Williams, topographical engi
neers, to my great regret, and the los
of the service, was mortally wounded
while fearlessly exposing himself in the
attack of 21st. Lieut. Pope, of the
same corps, was active and z'ejloiu
throughout the operation. Maj. Mun
roe, chief of the artillery, Major Craig
and Captain Ramsay, of (he ordnance,
ware assiduous in the perfoimance ol
their proper duties. The former super
intended the mortar service on the 22.1
as pnrticuloily mentioned in the report
of Gen. Worth, to which I also refer for
the engineer, and topographical officera
detached with the second division.
Surgon, Craig, medical director,
was actively employed in the important
duties of his department, and the medi
cal stiff generally were unremitting in
.a . . a . . t
ineir attention io trio numerous woun
ded 'heir dutitt with the regular regi
ments being rendered uncommonly ar
duous by the enrfill number serving in
I respectfully enclose herewith, in ad.
dition to the reporta of division eomman-
.l.i a 1 -1 .nhirn f f Ik. f I
unr, n iiuu inui ii vi MIC lUTCe Of 101 f
Monterey on the 81t Septembera
return of killed, wounded, and missing
during trie operation and iwo tono
. i . i . i i
arapmcai me cnea one exhibiting all
the movements around Monterey ht
otht r on a laigei scsle illustrating more
particulaily Ihe operations in the lower
quarter uf the ci'y prepared respec-
uveiy uy tucuiF. meaue and iJ0pe to
, poraphical engineers.
1 am, sir, veiy respectively
Your obedient ssrvan,
Mij Gen. U. S. Army commanding.
The Amvtakt GEiau of theA.my,
Washington, D. C.
Otfliial Dtp')Uhc$.' give held'
the official letter in winch Com. Conner
reports his success iu liking Tauipieo to
(lie Navy Departments.
U S. Sxamahip Sptiflre,
Bofoie the Town of Tampico.
Nov. Hid. 1810.
Sir I have lie honor to mforiu the De
triment thai I entered the river of Tmiipif
o thia morning wi.h al! Ihtt small vessels
of the aqtiadrun and nirong detachment ul
eamen and marines from llie Cumberland,
Miasissippi, Si. Mary's Princeton and'on
On my arrival at the city, I was met by
deputation from ihe citizi-ns offering the
surreudci of the place on condition thai
their lava, institutions and property be re
1 will hold the place aa long aa possible;
tta impoiiance tequirva thai a garrison ol
nve or six Hundred men should be sent in
occupy it as apemlily aa pnavible. To ob
tain Una object, 1 have despatched Coin inn
lore Perry lo Maiamoras.io make arrange-
menis wi.h Gen. Patterson lo have a force
here without delay.
As 1 dctm it important the Miasissippi
hould sail without delay, I must defer a
more particular statement lo another oppor
I have the honoi to be, very tespectfully
o ir obediant servant, D. Cinser.
Oomd'g Home Squadron,
Hon. J. Y. Mtson,
. Secretary of the Navy, Washington,
Operationt ofthtSavy and army Cup
litre of Tampico. -"W e announced on Sat.
urday the intelligence leueived from the
South, through the Telegraph, that Com
Conner hid set out on an expedition aganat
"ampico. Further newa, received ytatei
lay announced that Ihe expidition was en
tirely succearful, and Tampico ia iioiv in
possession of (lie Anierii-an. The gmi
aon at Tsmpico look Sania Anna's ail vict
and abandoned iho place, first having re
moved iheir arulli'rv. In the event of die
-ity being laken, it was calculated thai a
strong force would be required to garnmui
it, and the American army would be pio
ponionably weakened, On lha summors
iu surrender the town bei.ig made, a dvpu.
taifon, composed of ihe authorities and prin
cipal c'lizens, waited on Cummudoie Con
ner, snd intimated their readiness to com
ply. Commisaioneis wtre then appointed
and the usual emulations being maile and
accorded, regarding the due protection ol
life and piuperty, usual among civilized na
tions, ihe aiars and atripea aoun floated over
iliis bloodless conqneai.
There are now but 150 marines and sail
hs to gatriaon the town; a very insulTicieut
lumber, when it ia considered that ihe town
oont tins 4,000 inhabitant, with two towns
iidjacenl, ulmoat connected with it, tailed
Puebla Vicja and Aliamirn, which coiuider-
bly increase the population on that part ol
the coast of Mexico. I he Commodore ha
taken immediate measures to have il.is im
portant place more strongly garrisoned.
(Jeniral Patieraon has been apprised of its
capture and s reiiifoicemeut requeued.
Generals Jestip and Brooke, at New Or
leans, changed the destination nl ths iroopt
from Drazos to Tampico, with eufliciem
ammunition from the Louisiana State arse
nal, the use of which was tendered by Gov
Johnson; Within three hours after Com
Perry announced the capture of th place.
at New Orleans, all the necessary plms
were made, all the requisitions iei:t oui.
messengers and even steamboats under wav
and in readiness to provide for all the con
tingencies of the case
The intelligence from the Pacific to the
I lih ol October represent that the Ameri
can possession of California is not peaceful
and accounts of insurrection are given. The
French Consul al Monterey had been ar
rested by Commodore Stockton, for pro
testing against the occupation of the coun
try. The last ad vires from Maxirn Aa net
hrow much light upon ihe movements of
Sants Anna. Ii ia evident thai the Mexi
cans sie thoroughly sroused, and thai a
strong force ia collecting at San Luia Aito-
i. Varioua reinforcements had been added
and the actual number of troopa in gariixnn
on the ZtJih ult. we set down at l9,ono.
which were expecied lo be niigmenifd in
'wo week to 30,000. In view of ihi fan,
tome anxieiy ia fell in ihe S,intlictn towns
s to the situation anil proppcta of our ar
my. The New Orleans Bulletin, apeakinj;
m reference to this subject, says
The impression is, that Santa Anna it,
collecting so large a force wiih a view to
Hssume ihe offensive and cut ofT ihe sup
plies and retreat of our Ermy. Due allow
ance however ought to be made for the usu
al quantity of Mexican exaggeration, boih
as to number, discipline .ml organizion.; would scarcely Save dreamed that his
Wen l atlor is nut likely io le, ihesx gciuccessors would have been classed as
nto h-s ftsr mp srpi;ng ,h, Mry a) . i
probable cmo thai Rnnta Anna slould at
tempt to move rgainai him from San Luis
Irom which it would be a most tidiotif
tu! li (limit in a i c U to Monteiey. From an
ifficer recently from the army, we learn
dial ihe whole force under (Jen. Taylor is
13 to I I 000 men. Ii is true a conmdera
lie portion of them ia on the Hio Crindo,
under the oidera of General Patiprson, dis
tributed between the different poats from
Ate Itrazos ol. Jaeo to Uainargo, but bants,
Anna could make no movement iu advance
without affording ample time lo couceulrais
ll these detachments lo meet him. We
do not believe he has sufficient enterprise
h. ,. , , .
ii Itu arm mr nilh.tr in o fiAmlilliin fw ,
..... ,..r, n. ul n, . u,.,,v. - vui......
proper stuff, to attempt by a coup de main'
to cut otf General Tav tor's communications
o inn (iiiiiq in .j Kiniiiiiifln, in bii) iihivi
point in his rear, and even if he did tiy il.
we have every confidence ihey would pay
dearlv for ihe aiirtnul. The Mexicans
h.ive met our troop on three different oc
eai uis, and each lime they have been
roundly flogged, and we are very much in-
1 i ne J lo lite belief thai ihe viewa of Santa
Anna aie at piesenl confined to check the
Inn her advance nl (irneral Taylor: should
lie attempt it, and not to make long march
ea lo attack him. Provisions and supplies
of even y nature are constantly going for
ward from hence io the Kio Grande, and in
uch large quantities, a leads to the infer
ence ihe Government have no piesenl in
rntion to decreate the force in that quarter
mc! for ouraelves we think that General
Pat It, aa heretofoie will be able lo take
raie of himaelf, and also gie a good ac
count of the enesiy ahould he meet them.'
lis 7,000 volunteers now mustering in
to the service will be an addition much
needed in Mexico, if the accounts of Sphik
Anna' force be coriect, Il w ill increase
he force to over 20,000 men sufficient in
enaure Snnia Anna's deficit, t nd give a gren'
md decisive blow to the enemy, Geneiai
Si-nu'a pieseocc will also lend new vigoi
1 1 ihe operations. Our Government sp
puns lobe impressed with a sense of die
i nporlxnce of making a strong i einoi stra
Mm at oii'-e, which will bring the war, to a
A slip from Ihe office ( (' the N. Or
leao Picayune; daled Sondiy. nov. 22,
11 P. M., ltiinihfi the follotviog pa
lieu I irs ol s ti eadfol steamboat accident
on the Mississippi;
TheSullana, Cupt. Tuff', which ar
rived this morning from Vick-burg,
brings the particulars of a terrible acci
dent which occurred on ihe 211 irisl..
about seven miles below Natchtz, in the
bend of the river, by which some 20 oi
20 lives wtre lost and a great number ol
persons were eevrrtly redded.
Thi Sultana, bound down the r ver,
came in contact with the stearnei
Mai ia, L 'pt. 1. . Doooich; Ixmud Uj
about 2 o'clock in the afiernnon, sink
nig htrjii.t forward of the wheel brum
and by ihe violence of the shock biokt
Ihe connection pipe of the Mjrin, b)
which the chief clei k, the second engi
neer arid beiwren 25 and GO dtck p.'d
-engers were scalded, many ol them so
s vetely that there was no prospect ol
The Maria sunk to within about two
feet of her cabin fl ior wiihin five min
utes after the rollision, drowning be
twf-en 25 and 30 persons who were on
he lower deck. Ii is thought that Co pi.
Dunnica was drowned, but it is rot err
tiinly known. The cabin paeogf r
wer all saved.
The steamboat Talma, Cap). Hide,
came down the river soon' after the
accident, and look on board iht ivrun
.e BI1 convrjeu uiem uacu .OK9IclHZ,il!nil. nrin(!,.,,B ,.. ,l, pMil
o be placed in the hospital. The Sul
lana remained by ihe side of ihe
wreck till sunrise next morning, ren
derina every asisiance in their pow
er. W'e are unable lo furni.-h a list
of the names cf 'he killed and scalded. irpPlinl,(,s "onsiiiiiiion is. io testrain Irgis
TUe RLria will be a total loss.it jftlniion to erect b.-rriers ,Sw the itish .d
ihM.il.l Th. h,,.. f.h ..,..
Coastwise Commerce. The coist
wise commerce of the United States has i i'Hereits, tu alter their cnnmiuilion so as ii
greatly increased wnhin a elioit time. jn,Ff ' lr,o ilirpaipr.eil evil, or if it hue alreailj
Vessels will enier and clear coastwise at, ernl( rl thnn, to prevent its rrciiirence.
Ihe cosiom house fi r Oregon c'ly, Co j 8 n"",," 'f important poims.ihe pro
lumbis river, an also for S.n F.ancisco,'',le of ",e Sule (if Ncw York l,ave' l,,eil
Monlerei aud o.l.fo. nia. h-inn .ov.ss.i"" cona.itniion, come up lo the rrqnire
oi as great tx'ent as any lurcitn vov
g,and employing the ablest eeamen
and navigators. A few years since
Rorinwest coast or C ililornta cap'sin'
'TBUTB WI THOCT ttkli
SI till D.I l)EClU)llli:u 5, IU
V. H. PALMER liiq. u authorised to act as
? . -, . . w . ... .' . .
uipl ml mount fur bubicnptwn una Aawtts-
ing at hi Atmciet in
Pkiludclphia A'. 59 Vinc-strert.
Hew York " 180 Ntmauttreet.
Boston " 10 Mate-street .
llultimort .S, E, enr. Bait, and Calverl-ttt,
4lt I Ultlltttl iK.fiUltlti UIIU I UllLfilltlll Willi ItllU
t i...... : I f :...)
., iu uicir urfVuniUgef0 advemst in tins puper.ut
t in the only one publhhed ul the Count) .cat
T, a Zrea,er a!l'T, '?'''e. .?.""?:
any uiner paper puitiuntu wuiuii titumiis.
AN AIYKKN TICK,
To the Printing buaiuras ia wanted at this 0
fice. An active boy 15 or 18 yeura uf ajri will re
ceive gaoj encouragement.
The Printer much in wanl nfa fpv
biiliel.f WHEAT. CORN & BUCK
W1IEAI, of thnge who owe hioi unon
subscripiioni We would also like a few
bushels of POTATOES.
The new Constitution of New York, has
been adopted by a uu j r ity of 128, 801 vo
tertd Cousin Pennsylvania, who recol
lect with what difficulty our amended con
stitution of IS38 was carried, this result in
New York is matter of asronishniorit.
Putting out of view the provision in it
foi the election of the judiciary, the new
New York cnnsiiiuiion, is the most perfect
instrument for government, ever liamed. Il
has its defecis, but ihey are scarcely wonh
enumerating, amid abounding ex ellenries
Phis i strong langingn, we know, but it i
ntirely jnsiificd by the 8ul jeli
'Che main merit of thii instrument con-
-ista, noi in thai which it directs and enjoins
but in ilmt which il prohibits and prevent
We admite not so much its grania of pow-
er, as the extent and character of the rr
strains il imposes. Its peculiar wi.idmn is
cxhibiied, not in giving, bul in wiibluild
We will select a few illustrations.
1. The Legitdaiure is restrained by ii
from creating a tate debt over S 1,000. 000.
except by a vote at Iwn sessions, and by
the approval of the voicrs of Ihe Mate; and
even then, provision must he made, at ihe
lime, for its payment. ('Not in force in
cise ol war &c.)
2.Tne IiPeisUiure is restrained from
pissing special ar's to create banks orotic
i-orporatinns, fexeept municiplc ) Such
laws must bp gtncrul.
2, No bill ran past bul by a nvjoriiy
of all ihe members elected to each branch
of ihe l egislature, and the yeas and nays.
in every case, on lad readin?. must he en
icrcd or ihe journal.
4 Nn ptivaie or local bill is lo embrace
more than one snhjccl, and thai ehall b
expressed in the nile.
rt ! l II . ,,
i iib i.egisuiure snail noi sell or
Icasft the public works.
None of the foregoing provisions are in
the coiisiiliition of Pennsylvania. V sin
eerely wih iIipv were. I sut h a provis
ion as ihe one first mentioned above hai'
been in nur Pennsylvania consiiintion, vt
would not Vive been saddled with our '10.-
000 000 debt, and Hiihjxpted to ihe ixh
and inoriifiuatior.s which that debl produ
ces. The other provisions we have quoted, il
ihey hail been in our Pennsylvania consti
tution, would have kept our legislation pur
prevented log-rolling; the flood of private
acis and special corporation bills with w hich
ivp hut hppn pnr4p1: nnt tt-a s . . . . . 1 .1 !.,.
L i u f .
heard nothing of that most unwise and ru-
A fruitful source of evil wills ns( nn males
and as an Union, is Excessive Legisfatioi,
and this both in aubj-ct and extent. O; e
of lh main and appropriate functions of e
ev,r trstiess anil inovaiing nil. ! Am
as new dangers lo popular rights and publi"
welfare arise, ii is i'ie duly of a peoph
jpalous nf their riwhls and watchful of then
imenis of ibis policy. They have done ihi.-
Irm Iff ti anl. i ,1 '. -1 1 r, ..,.,,:. I,
too, by a vole, indicating no fqneamUh-
nfKa nr liiniililtr fful, n r.,iln.,l l,nr....l
a' i i , r , ,
".edge of the defects of the old, they have
,,not, fo, . f ...
8W, 8jte(, la llieif eilnali(in nd l0 lheir!main.a.ni,,g her. Surely that wm mur
wants. Experience hes taught then, lo'in the first ,ht,e-. The trial took place
.vi0f p, lhey Jim ?jairitt th..fj C(anrof(J ccun In(JijM
lief Rliouinrss and lusts of legislation a
gainst the selfishness of wealth ihe blun-j
dcrs of ihe superficial, and tne apoatacie ol
the corrupt. Limitations of power are im
posed where its exercise would be danger
mis or unwise; and who will not honoi
them ilii'iefoi f What Pennsj Ivanian doe
not regret, thai our rorporaliou-riddeu and
dcbi-nddcn slate did not twenty yrars ago
mnko a similar advancement in cons.iiuiiou
As matiers now stand with us, there ia
oliimcs cause for looking forward to the
meeting of our Lugishime, wiih lively ap
prehension. Ii is so now, Willi a feilcr
al majority in both branches, wo may ap
prehend a renewal of the legislation of ihe
Ritucr era; and we relied with alarm that
our constitutional lestrictions upon legiala
lion aie slight in quarters w here evil may
b'.i expected I',xc?pi the Veto powei now
fortunately in firm and honest hands, there
is scarcely a constitutional otisiruciinn, lu
prevent the ra-sli and reckless creation of
corporation bubbles all over the statt; the
bloating of our bank currency; and the a
lienalion of suie property tu purposes of
Tim day will enmevvhen the whole
some consiiiuiional rt forms of Nev Yoik
and ol other stales will lie introduced lino
Pennsylvania and made a part of the fund a
mental law. iV'e litis; thai that dav is in. I
very fur di tint. Pur one, tvi bhall hail
its advent wiih pleasure and pride.
TUB ORLGON QUESTION.
The I'ennsylvanian bus jusl concluded
series of ariiclts upon iho Oregon question
particularly in relation lo iho conduct of the
Administration and ihe U. S. Senate. 'I'hei
exhibit, in a clear light, the unwise posi
tion which a majority if the Senators as
sumed, ind ihe mischievous influence w hich
heir speeches and voles exerted upon the
iit'golia.ion, Enghuid had her pretensions
id title in Oregon urged upon the floor ol
die Senate, with greater foice and abilit)
ihan she had cvei urgnd then, herself, in
my of ihe negotiations between us or. thai
subject. Speeches of Senators in defence
of the h'liglish claim went over lo England,
by every vessel thai left our ports, dining a
period of months; nnd those speeches too
weie backed by voles indicating that ihey
expressed the sentiments of a majority ol
ihe Senate, 'hat could be expected un
der such circumstances, with the Senile, h
;rl of ihe treaty m ikinir power, committed
laninst any claim by ihe U. S. north of th
19ili degree? Why jusi this; that Englau
would concede notliiiriL' north uf that imral
lei, and that ihe Administration wood le
I'oreed lo abandon lo England a goodly poi
tinn of the territory in dispute. Il is tlidi
cult to conduct ilirictission wiih a fori ii
power, while we are divideil at homo upon
ihe very suhjeci of dispute. Hut the Ore
gon difficulty is disposed uf; and wo imp
hope thai we will reap liom il, some in
siroctioii for the future.
Senator McDolTi-- Ivi sprit in his res
igitaiion lo ihe Governor of South rjit'o
''in. His heal'h will noijoslify hin
in holding his seat. Hi says, io hi
elier of resignntioc, thai he only enter
"i ihe Senate in the hope ol restoring
'lie compromise act, and did not iniem
'o remain afier ll.at gieat question shiuh
he adjusted upon principles cf fq ial and
consii utional taxation.
'Helieving that object to have been
"ub-la itially accomplished, by the rev
iiue act of last session, and that ihe in
' Teasing blessings cf free, tradp, whul
ive sen now in progress, from the aloios
otitern)Ti aneous acts of the Iwo greaips
commercial nations in the world, wil
i i n ilt r ii impossible lor any pafty chants
-s lo reverse ivlnl has been so wisely &
'oi tuna'tly dcccmplishpil, I feel thai I
may claim the privilege of 'df)arlipg i
ppact' from the luimoil of political life
wi honl violating any duty of pair ioti-n
and leaviiiis Hie couu'ry, I trust in iln
midsl of a Lng c.ieer uf prosp'iity '
A Mnrumeiit io Iliu gallant Tenors
s'n.s who fell al Mimtity is about l
hppKCKdby thep'Ople of Niovi!f .
Wm. S nciland, ihe able architect, ha
IniiHelied a dusijn, which will cost
oCO. ihe whole bright will be fill
eel. The nan.es of ihe slain are to Iu
nsrribed upon the shaft, as wtll as upon
he panels of the pedestal.
1 Retl Murderer. JamesField has
hren deflated guiliy of murilpr in iht
jtnt degree, for killing bio aged moth
, r. in order lo avoid H.p vnPn (
Ueavy Damage M s- NmoII v
of Luuisville, Ky., has obtained f
l et of vix thousand doll.us daimge", I '
breach ofmininge piom'ff, sgainsi j
meiclunt of that city named Hayes.
Lieut. Moiris, who wo killed at To-
basco, is a son of Commodoie Moir'n,
He was an aid of Cum. Connei, ami wes
cling as a volunteei aid of Com . TPci
i y when he was killed.
The Gale on the Lukes The gale
on lake Erie appears no! to have ex
tended byond Cleveland Est of that
place 2 ateau.bujis and 17 other vessels
t ally's Powder MiIIh, about eiht
miles from IJdlimore, on the Su.-cjue-hanna
llii'road, wis blown up on Mon
day Ihe 23-1, ult. with a most terrific ex
plosion. Fve mm wire blown to atom-',
and three jrg buildings 70 yards
pari, belonging I ) ihe rsiablishmeo',
weie scatleied over a space of ten acres.
The quantity of Powder in Ihe mill ex
ceeded tiuo tvili. All ihe buildings
within a mile am! half of ihe mill, in
every direction, were mure or has in
Heart, Thousands of Hears are gaid
to inf-al Noilh Mississippi, and arrj
making their way from thu Mississippi
bottoms lo the hills in search of food,
Che portsmen of Iltrnando and Pano
la ate out in lull s'lengtli lifter them.
Fif'y ships aie now loading a1 New
York wiih provisions f.r England, wbtru
no longet'each rood of giouud maintains
Tliynl Flmtr and a Vv yul Price.
List Ul Mr. Henry Smi h, an inter
prising miller of L; Iioy, in this county
sent six barrels of the choicest supeifiue
Gennessee flour, n anulactured at his
null iu Wheatland, Monroe county, to
Queen Victoi ia, and for which, in duo
nine he teceived fiom her M j sty lha
comfortable little sum of th ec th-ntianti
dollars. The fl'ur was pui up in high
ly finished barr-ls, nea'ly varnished, in
closed in airks and fuiw rded direct to
i he Queen at London. Thi$ fortunate
e k pe i int nl upon the appetite of U iyal.
It sieois to have sui'ed her M j-s'y's
palate so nicely, that in addition lo lha
triple reiiiUiiti alion for his fi'St adven-.
i j r e, he has recently recdvod an onhr
d reel (rom Lmdon, lor three thousand
liar r els more ' of the Ihe same snrt, '
which he has promptly forwarded
Balavia Y.J Times.
A D ave Engineer. The following
i an extract of a letter received alWaah
ii'gton fiom the f'ill Squnlron;
'The steamer Pciiila, ci-plurcd insido
of ihe bn at T.tbiseo, is the Champion
built in sew Yoik in 1 835. Upon
tier arrival off the town of Tobasco, and
during the atl.ick, il became necssarry
to repack her cylinder piston, and this
operation (the cylinder being above
deck) waspeiformed by I). 11. Mirtin,
first assistant engineer of Ihe steamer
Mississippi, (who h:ii been snl on
Hoard) under a continued fire of mu-ket
ry, Ihe Mexicans thinking that if ihey
could k II the engineers they would
deslroy tne usefulness of the vessel.'
Uailroad Matters All the contracts
for building the New Yoik and Erie Rail
mad lo Hinghampton are taken, at a million
ess than the estimates, The augrcga e a-
mount of ihe conlracis is SI, 91)0 000. At
his rue, 30.000,000 would co:nple;e the
ruad to Dunkirk.
Ei'tip,nrnts for the If nr. . TlieCov-
ernor ol Pcnn-ylvania has teceived a letter
Irom the Ordnance Dcparlmput al Waslw
tiigton, informing him I hat the follow
iii equip'ner.is have hoe ilircclc I lo ba
held in readiness at Piusbiirnh fur ihe ret:-.
uipnl ordend from this Slate:
&80 muskets, National Armory, wiih ap
pendages complete; 42 non-commisioncd
ufiii org' swords, 22 musicians' swords, 8S0
sets Infantry at couirtmenis, complete, 40
N. O. officers' sword bils, with doublet
frags for seigcants of companies, 24 N. C,
officers' sword bells, wiih eingln frags for
principal musclar s, musicians uf compan
ies and N. C. Biaff,23 300 musket calrid
ss, 1,?30 niuekel flints.
Fifiy four tons of poultry (for thank
giving day) . were sent over the Ilosion
ami Piovidence Railroad on Sjtuid-y
week ftom Rhode I!and.