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JKRMS OF THE AMKIUCAS."
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Business attended to in the Counties of ir
juipI erland, union. Lycoming and Columbia
Pl Ac A. ffoTornt, - 1
l.owa & Doi,
Hoi-mae A Snonii, ...
JtBTJioLni, McFmiii A: Co.
3ITT JlUCTIOIT STOP.E,
No. 81 North Third street,
(. Tint riTT sjorttt.) - - - -rHUADIUPHIA.
:. C MACKEY, AicTiojtEER.
TO tXMTNTRY tSTORE-KEEPEltK..
EVENING SMES of Hardwaie, eTuile-y,
Saddlery, Whip. Boots, Shoes, Hals,
Cape, -firm, Pm-HiI. Clothing,
tWstcbe and Ft'Kf G.tods.
At Wy Albion t-, 31 N .rlh Tbird
trcet, tw ac the City IIouL .
Th. Ktmai.Ki rf -jnrv WiTcWts i invited.
'be Goods will 1 eld iti inta-tA w purchasers,
nJ sJIGnod rfTi-red will ba waranel equal to the
''nrei-nliti)li itiat nltv be snede otf TV-WI.
N. U. A Urzr MMiriD(rit of Gos-il t Private
laid. Jan. m. iss-. J
rh Clrcapes-1 Gold nd Silvftr Wifcllb
ROI.D I,ever, fall Jewelled,
"fc.lve d. do.
old Lepines, Jewelle.l,
Silver do. do.
ilver Qusrtiers, fine qunUtft
"old Wstche. plain,
Also, on hand. larce iwa-'T'mrnt of G.4d and
tnir Bracelets, fineer ringa. tires in. hoop ear
in-, gold pen, aiWer spoons, sugar ton, thim
les, gold nrrk. curb and f ib chains,. Rnard k-y
i,J j..wellrry of every d.-wripiion, al equally litw
ruia. Alt I want i a cll W convince cunto-
All kinda of Walchea and Clocka repaired and
oirnntcd to kerp good time for one year; otd
.ild ar ailer tim-fht nf tken in exchanar. -, -
For aale, eight day and tbfily h.iur liraw clock,
, , ;. LEWIS LAIKWUH'
Waicti,' Work and Jewelleiy Store. No. 4 Hi
lirket atreet, ilion Eleventh, airh aide, Phila
l.ia. . ' ' .,,
qy haC ome Gold end Silvei Lever, etill
luch cheaper than the abuve pricce.
PhiUilclphia. Dec 86, I s4G. ly
"i'Vi'iic 176. 'oir 6. i
J. W. & K. D. S T O K E S,
lanufacturers of Premium Odd Fel
lows' I!eiIillH :-. .
So. 194 Market Strrrt, PHILADELPHIA,
Firat Clothing Store below 6th Street. -
rHE aubreribera having taken the premium at
Franklin Institute, at the lnt exhibition, for
l" bet Reenlia. tbev invite ihe attention of the
rder to their etablifhment, whete they wdl find a
plendid aMortment of .U. and F.nempm.'nt Re
alia. They aleo make to order for Lodge and
',ocmpmentK, Renalia, Sahia, Cottume and
:.ibe, nd fnrninh every thintt reqniile for the
.nvenience of new Lodge or En amprneni.
- J. W. Tt)KE!4,
Philadelphia, Dec. 19, I8i. ly
B U NBUM Y A MEffitt'
.. ' AND S1IAMOKIN JOUitNAL.
Absolute acquieacenc in the decieiona of the mnjority, the viul principle of Republic, from whieh there if no apprtl bat to force, the vital prinple end imi ncdiaie parent of deapotiam. Jirtaao.
By Marnier K r.ldclyl
fiunbury, ICorthnmberland Co. 1'a. Saturday, Iec 18, 184T.
, The rnUmMjr net l.aka ntcblltan. '
t two mcndMb and rtrrr-Mvi nwt r.or-r.
"The Western puprfu chriSe to na ft lied with
Recount nf thn dpflruclion on Iake MicWan
pt the Propeller Pt05hix. , ,The foliowinir prti
enlars irepivenby thecsp'ain of the IVIiwarf,
,'ho taiated io aaving the few passenger who
eaca;wd : , . , "
Th PlnTnix waa firat rlieeovered on fire from
'" ' ' " ' t t ' M - i ' -. . i - l
Ilia comrade remained on the propel lor, and no
doubt perialmrl in the flame, hut thia little fel
low -en id he had made tip hi mind if he remai
ned on thri boat he ehould be burned, and he had
rather run liia chance .of being picked up or
drownintr, than the former. .
A to tHe origin of Ihe fire, it was Jmpoeeihle
o awortarn, a each nf the aurvivnr with whom
evei ooieveprecd, had different opinion. " Thf'
Vl. SIo. 13 Whole Ko. 37T
Iho deck f the propeller Delaware at a quarter nort prahable conclusion i. that it look from
of fuur o'clk io the mornindflf the 21st, ,crfF
bot 18 mil., bBring about north by neat. .
The Delaware. ve at once p;ot under weigh,
and rweded h bnrninjr propeller, and dnnre
with all powible epeej for two houra. when r
rivinn witM ftfr rorl.f tli wreck, they henH
t itoice calling loudly Rir aMatncr1.
' One boat waa immediitefy lovercd down and
een in ptirenil of th enflVrinp mm. It aticcee
ded in picking him p directly antf brinrjinp
jfire near the boiler, na Ihe firat that wa dicn
vered of it, Ihe flamr wer ritRhinffout of the
vcnlilatore, oed for carrying off the hot air,
aitnate directly over or near the boiler. '
While the riianix wa yet on fire a'ie w
lakeri In low by the Delaware, and when near
the hn'rbor of Sheboycn, the bow of Ihe veeeel
bnrninff, let the anchor drop, while they were
obliged to cut llie chain, and ehe went ashore
on the bach. It is tlioopht o large amount of
Bjuepala f the Rtnirt nf th reiery mt
- It, eppelir by ihi document, which ie of jrreal
length, that the whole military force at present
employed under the government, numbere
Of regular, 21.500
Of volunteers, , 22,027
With General Scott .
At Tamptco, now on route, and on
. ihe line frern Vera Crua to head- s
With Geparal Taylor, ,, . :, 6,7.7 ; i'
In Santa Fe, on the Oregon and San
ta Fe rente and Indian territory, 3.B34
In California and on route thither,- 1,013
' . i i i a. a ri
him eafe to the Delaware, when he w t once i mniww, ann oiner neavy muni ini
wpre in the bottom ofth hold will be aaved.
The Phwnix waa owned by Mesara. Peaae
o. 6 North 3d st.f third door above
4 ALE EVERY EVEN IMS, nf a. geoeral a.-
ortment of Foreitn and Domestic Hardware,
"Tlde and Po.ket Cutlery. Trunk, Lock,
Latchei. Bolt. wi, Saddlery, Whip, f 1
Boot, rihoia, Hi. Ct, Cuns,
. Piator, Trimmiaa. Clothing
nd Fney (iood.
The attention of etlv and country dealer U in
iitedx The Good are fresh, and will lie warranted
Hioal lo the representation that may be made of
hem. DAY LI 6 & BROOKE R, Auctioneer
Jia. 6. North Third at.
N. B. Purchaeta can have their Good parked.
Several invoicea of Goods have bicn received le be
old al private sale,
' Philadelphia. Pee, 19th, 1Mfi. fy'- ' ' :"J
The public will daae observe that no Uranibeth
- rilla are genuine, unieas ine ikii n uir
la upon it, (the top, the 'and the bottom)
rh conlainiiic a f.c-aimileaignature of my Iwiid
writing, thue B. Basnnaam, M. D. Theae la.
wl- ate enHrave4l on steel, lieautifnlly deaigned.
ind done at an etpeiu of over $ 2.000. Therefore
t willbeaeen that the only thing neeewwry to pro--ure
the medicine in ite purity, U to observe theae
iahel. ' .
Remember the top, the aide, aod the bottom.
The following respective pereona are dulv Ulhri
red, and hold
cEETiriOATES or AarrrcT
For the aale of Brandretk't Vegetable Vniverta,
Northumberland countv t Milton Maekey &
Chambeilin. Sunhury H. B. Mer. M'Ewene
,e Ireland dr. Menell. Nwthumtr!and Wm.
Foryth. Georeetown J. & J. Wall. ,
Union C.iuntyi New Berlin Bogar & Win
tcr. Selinegrove George Gundium. Middle,
burg laaac Smith. Beavertown David Hubler.
Adamsburg Wm. J. May. Mitflinabuie Menach
At Ray. Hrlleton Daniel Long. Freiburg
G. & F, C. Moyer. Iwieburg Walla A Green.
Columbia county : Danville E. B. Reynolda
At Co. Berwick Shuman St Rittenhooae. Cat
a. Brobt. Bloomsburg John
Mover. 1e.ay Town Levi B.et. h'ngU:
Kobl. McUay. Limestone "-
Obaerv that each Agent ba an hngrave4 ter
t ificate of Agency, eonlaining a repreantarion of
... hr AMiKKTit's Mamifaeior at Sing Sing,
,UJ t'pon which will aleo be aeen P'fB f
tbe nrio lalttt now utd upon the Brandrttk rill
Pbliadelphia, olRce No. 8, Nth "th etreel.
June 11th. 1M3.
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divested of hi clothing nd dry fxarmenlf tven
him instead.' After riihbinjr hint sevceljr he
became quite comfortable. He proved In be
the first engineer. While this man waa Imin?
picked u? the prnpellor proceedrd to the wreck,
where ihe other boat wa lowered down and the
clerk waa found, together with one passenger.
clinging to the rudder. This boat picked Ihem
up and brought them on board, where, alter the
same mean were used a before, they were
both revived and made comfortable.
Both boats were then sent in pursuit ot more
bodies, white tbe Delaware was made fast toth
wreck and succeeded in 1owms her to Fhebny.
gan, where she sunk in eight feet water. Soon
after tbe arrival of Ihe wreck at Sheboygan, the
boats came up. one with five dead bodies, and
the other with baggage and furniture. .
At ihts time one of the Phcr-nixV boats came
up from the shore where Ihe two boats had gone
from the burning vessel, taking with them forty
two of the crew and passengers. The boat that
now came up contained the nptain, very ill,
and the first mate, together with ome of the
crew the passenger beine left on Ihe beach,
about 12 mile below. From the clerk, Mr.
D m i hoe, we learned that there were on board
175 Hollander, large and email," and about 100
other passenger and 25 ot the crew, making in
all 300 persons 45 in all aved, 255 lost
The Delaware soon left on her downward
passage, and in passing in the Hack where the
bunting vesse! waa found, fell in with many
floating bodies, to the number of about 100.
Some of them were standing npright in the wa-.
ter, ome ot the women were ly inr on Ihe side,
flome -the children ' generally on their luce.
Some ot the passengers were in full dress, some
in undress, and other entirely naked all with
Iheir heads to the northward. -'
They were within" fcmr miles of the land, and
the wind w aa fast driving Ihem 86hore, so it was
not deemed advisable' lo pick them up, aa plenty
of boat had been sent from Slicboygen fur that
purpose, and att not picked up by the boat
would drift ashore by the following morning.
From a long account in tbt. Detroit Adverti-
eer, wc select the following: . ,
In a hurried intercourse with Mr. M. W.
Ilouae, lrt engineer of the Plirunix, who came
down on the Delaware, we gathered the follow
ing particular ; , , .
Mr. Huum who waa then on duty, aa the en
gineer, discovered the fire about 4 A. M., when
to all appearances the fire covered but a very
small apace. . Il spread however along Ihe un
derside of Ihe deck with the rapidity of a powder
train, and notwithstanding three pumps and e
veral linee of water buekete were put In opera
lion immediately, It waa found Impossible to
cheek the flame.
The clerk and an Irishman were saved by ta
king to the rudder chains, and were rescued
from their perilous situation alter the arrival of
the Delaware; hy Ihe email boata. When ta
ken on bourd they were a! moat entirely help
less, and could not, in eoy probability, have re
mained in tbe position they were in much long
er. The perseverance and fortitude of the clerk,
and Ihe advice and encouragement which he
endeavored to inatil into hie companion, while
occupying their dangernua position, gave !iem
both fresh hope, and, no doubt, were the mean
of eaving their live. .
A lad. about fourteen year of age, one of the
porter of the bot, who, in company with ann-
ther boy, had worked incessantly from Ihe com
mencement of the fire, until Iheir pump gave
out, after gelling near the bow nf Ihe boat, for
med a determination, with hi comrade, to jump
overboard, and try toaav ihtmaclve by awim-
ming. The little lieio, alter watching one of
the deck hande, who had fortunately got hold of
a plabk, and made t plunge for the water, mus
tered up hia resolution, and followed, taking a
nother course entirely from the hand, and, by
awimiaing about ten rods, waa picked up by the
boat in charge of hia brother, the male, by those
in the boat paaaing the end of the oar lo within
He waa completely chilled, when taken in,
and say he coold not have survived great
while longer, if be had not been picked up.
& Allen, of Clnvcland, and we understand waa
insured for SI 2.000.
The Ins of life ia Ihe largest, we believe,
which ever occurred on the lakes, and the pro
perty lost i immense. It is supposed that
those 150 Hollander had considerable money
w ith Ihem, as they were seeking a location in
the west. But how uncertnin ia life! It ia in
deed mournful lo record this sad catastrophe.
Those who were eye witnesses of this dread
ful scene, say that language is inadequate lo
give even a poor description of it ; all was con
fusion and tutnelt the cries and screams of the
poor Hollanders, collected together in crowd
on the bow of Ihe boat, weie enough to make
the most resolute heart falter, and impress on
the minds of those fortunate enough to escape,
recollections of that awful hour, that time can
Young and old the vigorous and decrepid
wnmen and children, were all huddled together
perfectly frantic at the horrible doom thai awai
ted them the still small hope that the Dela
ware would arrive lo render them a?eittance,
served only to prolong the sufferings of lhoe
who clung to tho boat lo perifrh by the devour
ing element. , !
At one lime the rigging of the vessel waa
completely crowded by those who sought refuge
from the flame and smoke ; the fire spreading
tapidly, upon reaching the rigging Ihe whole
was in one instant a ptrlect blate, and those
who still clung to iheir last hopes, dropped like
the seared and yellow leavea be lore tho chill
blast nf winter. . This was Ihe saddest sight ot
all ; sickening even to contemplate.
. Report of tub Postmaster General The
Washington correspondent of the Baltimore A-
merican givea tbe following statistics from it:
Revenue received during the year, S3, 943. 803
F.xpenditure during Ihe year, " 3,979, 570
F.xces ef receipt thi year over the
last, (or 13 15.1000 per cent.,) 45S.C93 1
Deficiencies of the year, 33,677
Letter pottage received during tbe '
Number of letters paatitig through the
The actual atrength, it appears, is much Irss
lhan Ibis amount, but the number not in active
service cannot be precisrly ascertained. The
Secretary advises that the present organizstitm
be completed by enlistments. An en'ialment
of 7 381 is necessary to complete Iho regular
organization, and lo complete that of the volun
teer force, an enlistment of 12,500, to serve du
ring the war. There appear lo be now in aer
vice a numerical force of 23 regimenta, 7 bat
talions, and 3:1 companies not organised into re
giment or battalion.
The mnt important action recommended i
Ihe immediate organization often additional re
giment of regular, to serve during the war;
and he also asks authority lo accept, in caeo of
extgeney, Ihe services of a volunteer force of
not less than 20,000. The Secretary states he
has no meana of ascertaininu the amount of re
venue that can be collected in Mexico.
The total amount already collected
in Mexican porta, amounts to . $530,810 46
Of thi ai m, there baa been handed
..MB. i ii. ,,m
Finn, the last account from Mexico, Santa
Anna would appear to be, at lengthj completely
fallen, n longer a military chief! the head of
armies, nrt longer a President and virtual die
lafor, Ihe ruling spirit and master of his country,
no longer even a fugitive, contending with
dicnily and courage ninit f'nte, hut a help,
less hoprles, sohiniHV: victim and prisoner,
patiently yielding to arrest, and paliei.tly expec
ting the ignominy of trial, io whicli h" is tn he
arraifined . for military incompetency and, we
nrc even told, peculation or robbery of the public
1 "The life of Sinta Anna illustrates in an r xtri
ordinary decree Ihe vicissitudes of that fortune,
which, in the ancient times nf superstition apd
fah'e, was worshipped na a controlling divinity ;
though it resembles es Ihe career of a demo
cratic chief and military demngoue of ourown
era and hemisphere, than Ihe history of theslave
nf an nrirntinl monarch, a Narces, or Bclisari-
its, or some palace menial, raised hy thecnpi ice
of fortune, or the purple, from the lowest obscu
rity up, through all intermediate pne and dig
nities, to tbe glory of military command, and
triumph, and mastership only, by a nmilnr ca
price, lo be suddenly pulled down and degraded
even below Ihe depths of former insignificance.
Or, if we must find for the M xican cx Prr-si-
ilont a more dignified parallel, he can he com
pared tn Demetrius, the Destroyer of Cities, the
very football of fortuno ; who wilh more valor,
the advantage of royal lineago, and a character
as infamous for debauchery as Sard Anna's has
been for blood, ran through every adventure of
fortune, to rise and fall, to be exiled and re
called, to win thronea and lie driven from
them, to fijjht and conquer, and be conquered,
over to the Commuiary Depart
ment, 448.722 33 and, finally, lo end the drama of ambition in
unutterable wretchedness and degradation, and
mail. S2. 173.480
Free letter annually, ' 5,000,000
Newipaperi annually, 53.000,000
Pamnhleta, - '-- 2.000,000
Dead letters, 1 800,000
Post routes, ? 183,818
Annual trar.aportation, miles. 38,087,898
Receipt by mail for two years, 7,300.000
Ol Ihe amount due in this time, the delinquen
cies are only 21. 918, and ihe delinquents 154
postmasters, of an aggregate number of fifteen
thousand one hundred and forfy-six. The pot
mastera changed during the year number 3450.
The Postmaster General, in the course of hia
rennrt. recommends lhat newspaper be lxed
by weieht, and enters upon a grave argument
in defence of thi position.
An attempt waa made in the House yesterday
to revive that section of Ihe law of 1845, which
allowed newspaper to be circulated , w ithin
flirty mile of the place of publication without
charge. .The present law, according to the
Postmaster' own show'.ng, will leave a surplus
in Ihe treasury next year, notwithstanding the
estimate of Ihe year ats lor 4,0t)2,2OG, and
Remaining $92 OSS 13
His further rccommendationa are as follows:
. Payment of expense of Stslee for organizing,
transporting and subsisting volunteers. (He
specific Ihe claim of Texas lo auch compensa
tion.) The formation of a retired Wat.
An appropriation for repair, &e , of the pub
lic defence along the aeahoard and northern
. An increase in the engineer force.
The appointment of eix additional hospital
An appropriation for the pay menl of addition
al clerk employed by the department to furnish
discharged soldier with ecnp and certificates
A pension for Ihe widows and children nf
those dying by disease while tn active service,
(no such provision now exists by law.)
Such a modification of the pension law as to
place tho widows and children of officers and
soldiers of the regular army on ihe same footing
with those of volunteers, w ith regard to pen
The Secretary reports on Ihe present condition
of the indisn tribes, and their relation toward
the United Statea. Th following list ot pi
per accoinoany the repoit;
Report of the Adjutant Genera!,
Report nf the various baltlea since Buen
Orders and instructions regulating contribu
tiona in Mexican porta.
It is now twenty six yeara since Cofoncl San
ta Anna roe from obscurity, a partisan ol Itur
bide; under whose auspices he drove the Span
iards out of Vera Cruz, and was appointed go
vernor ol that city in 1821. He wns the faith
In! slave of the usurper, his imperial master;
hut having incurred the dirpleasure of that cari
cature of royalty, and being threatened with Die
loss of his commission, he seduced his regiment
lo revolt, invited Ihe old revolutionary chief
Victoria from it is mountain concealment to head
the rebellion, and thus had tl.e merit of dethron
ing the emperor and restoring theTepublic. But
the republic not rewarding that merit in a de
gree equal to hia expectations, Santa Anna re
voked a?ain, and against it, marching in 1S23,
with a corps of six hundred fellow traitors from
1'aiiipico to San l.ui Poloei; where he spread
his flag, modestly proclaiming himsef Protector
of the Republic. This patriotic tpeculalion en
tirely failed. th ri'ln'l was CBptorrd and dis-
missed to retirement on ins Aaiapa estate lor
five yeara. Inl25he was partially rested
to favor; and in 1&23, alter the presidential e.
lectinr, of lhat year, he again got up a ribellio 3
tor the purpose of deposing l'edrazt, the Presi
dent elect, and substituting Guerrero", ir.o r,..
feated candidate. Thi enterprise haprep. to
lie successful ; and Santa Anna way re warded
with Ihe posts of Secretary of War -4nA Com-mander-in
chief of the Army, ear'.y ;ft g29, i
wna in the same year lhat Sr nrt trnX her Taft
Reports of Commisssry Genera!, Paymaster invading army, under Rarrailn-,, who landed at
rmci of AnrynTistxr..
't square J in.ertion, . . . f0 10
. t do . i ,' do . . . 0 7S
1 do 3. , Ha - , . . ... 1 nil
Evary suheqjentinertlin, . . 2.1
Yearly Advertisements 1 nne column, r2S ; half .
column, (18, three squares, lt two squares, ;
on square, f .r. Half-yearly t onn column, f 1 8 ;
half column, $1 J ; three eqi ares, fg j two squarea,
f5j onn square, S3 f0.
- Advertisements left without directions aa to the
length of timo they are to ba published, will I s
continued until ordered out, and charged accorj,
icR'.r. . .. 1
(Sixteen lines or less make a square.
'- 11 t 1 L'J tui . j 1 .; ' . 1 . . 1
the Mexican hern the opportunity lo repel tho
descent of the Prince de Joinville, and lore a
leg in the service of his country. This wa
next lo Ihe capture of Darradas, tbe most glori-
ous of hi fcata, and gained him tbe title of Ii"
nemrrito, or the Well-deserving, of his country,,
to which his whole life haa proved he ha but.
a very equivocal claim. 1 'i .. J
In 1840 we find him at his old trick of revo
lutionizing a President nut of his chair. R .eta
mente was again deposed. fa-Ma Ann of
came dictator ; and his leg was hu.-erf "h
capital, at the church o San P., sj ., i,,
honor and pomp than will be, her 1 1 1 r, n ,; p.,
bestowed on his entire bo-ly. In It'II ",'ir,v.s
made Ai's first essay at a prnvuiicitniPii'n ; .hr.ri,
in 18l5,the Tlcnrme.rilo (his huri'd ity 'orn fit
of its grave by enraged lepcroo) was brr.:sli"(t
tn Cuba ; where he remained, until, hy a surpri
sing stroKe, universally considereri ire very,
masterpiece, of American political intrigue. h
waa sent or pa seed back' to Mexico, to !
made President and Commander in Ch'ef one.,
more, and, a such, raise large armies tn fie'r 1
great battlca with our own forces, and w theis .
In the conflict with the Americansof the Nun! 1,
Itia genius and hie fortune have always fntl d
him. He never before showed half aa much ta
lent, courage, energy, or devotion to hia co in
try as he haa displayed in the present war. All,
however, haa proved ih vain. Every fih'clias
beenadeteat. Ilia tar and hia reputation have
sunk together. Power and popular appt eria-
tton have all been withdrawn. 1- nenr s and .
country abandon him alike : and now, an ohjc
apparently of equal contempt and hatred, t.ip
Brncmerito submits to the commands and -unarrest
of Tena y Pena, a President nppr ,inlc i;iyv
himself, and awaits the result of a 'deprr iUi
trial, and perhaps an ignnminoua cot victi'
This is a fair sketch of the career of 3antn
Anna, the Mexican patriot, the 'Napo'e M,a Ll9.
South.' But whether the career b' t Anttrel-v
closed, remains yet to be seen. Sa'ti Ann
has often fallen before never, io d ji-ii--deep-ly
aa now ; but he haa always rk e jsgosn. atron
ger than ever. It ia not impn- si' jj, thntiUe may
flash up once more into impor t rce n,g rn.
trymcn are the most fickle of at) pes-ite in the
world; and Sants Anna, wi'.baMVsfnuhs.atnl
the absence of all tho cu Awt ,4 n; that
mark the great man, ; 'flT f,r the ablest rme.
both aa a soldier and t ta' .wWn, ia mil Mexico,
Thr Penny PotrT .; Srstrn hi tTgnrded in
Great Britain aa rarce of much improver-rent
many Ihousarid of ihe lot-iar clashes being "in
duced to learr, v4 read and write for the pe
surc of frier ,ulj; correspondence. The Enn-li-sli
Poslmastr r 'Jenersl ha recently addressed a
circular to fibe pest-ofnee authorities of all '.he
counti cs -oT Europe, nrging them to co operute
witl Etjgland in introducing a system of uni
ve'.sal penny postage. It is thought that the
er man Confederacy will be the firbi to adept
I ll. plan of cheap postage, and when this is
done, other countries cannot te lonj info.lnw-
ing. "Why should the United States be lh3 last
in thi Knple arrangement for the sp-vfid nf
knowledge and good feeling! .V, 1'. Post.
General, Chief Engineer. Chief of Topographi
cal F.njrineers, Chief of Ordnance, Commission
er of Pen one, Commissioner of Indian Affairs,
and second and third Auditors. . V. Herald.
Tsmpico, to be beaten V-nd captured wilh his
whole force by Snta A nn. Yellowfever, end
the incompetency -nf B .rradas, were powerful
auxiliarier; but tli s as the most gloriou ex
ploit of Santa AnnVs life.
From tht ir.omrnt, until Ire tool: the reins
Aunt-NT or Donations, to Ibflanp. Fiom a
. . . - . L A tavtAna.. it anno.r
statement in ;ne rtiiit-mau -ri him.otf V . j- o .
that the amount of donations. ent from the United n,m,c f' " Ending ocenpafon of Santa Anna
Statea for the relief of the destitute in Ireland,
ia considerably beyond a million of dollars. The
port from which the contributiona were ship
ped, and the amounts, areatated to be aa follow t
Beaton. $174 847 00; Philadelphia, SS0.QS1 T.S: i
New York, $182,450 13; Baltimore, ?21,0PO 0Q ;
Waahington, S10.300 00; Richmond, Sl, 000 00;
New Orleena, $30,385 00; Providence, K. . $3,.
377 00; Salem, Mass, f 3,438 70, New Bedford,
Mass. $3,817 00; Nantucket, Maia. $2,160 09;
Vigo "county, Indiana, $l.4M C3; total, $391,.
3".3 29. Add the contribution transmitted from
Pittsburg and Charleston, dot included in the a-
more than a quarter million or this sum lor toe bove, uu,jy) u lotat. $651,012 09. 1 he re.
,il riu-nnri I luro are not yet roroplete. The whole amount
ia exclusive ol tk private remittances from the
The New Orleans Picayune ba heard il sta- I United States, which, from eur Irish citizens a-
ted by seversl of our most distinguished officers, lone, reacbt-d Ihe aggregate ef I53C.05C, bat ween
just arrived from Mexico, that one prominent I November 1, 1840, and October 1, 1S47. . Inclu-
Impediment lolhe conclusion of the war is, lhat I uing an tne conations, in kimi enu money, prt
the better order of .Mexicane fear that upon the
withdrawal of ihe United Rtates troope, the
country will be overrun and pillaged by their
One hundred barrels of magnificent pippin
apples, from the Pelham farm, Ulater county,
were lately shipped from Boston to China, the
first shipment lo the Celeitml Einpii.'
D. OuLMttM never preached longer than
three-quarters of to hour, though great orator.
vate and public, for Ik year, tbe total value can
not fall short of a million and a kalf oTdollare.
Milakcuolt Accident from Simrit Gas.
Tbt wife of one of the New York Pilots, CepL
Mason, came lo her death al New London, in a
distressing manner, few days ainee. Her
daughter had been at an evening meeting,' and
on their return found the house enveloped in
flames, and their mother lying dead in tbt
hall, with the fragments oft spirit gas lamp
consisted ',n making and unmaking Preaidenta,
He dell' roned Guerrero, and put Rnstamonte in
,l, ee taking care to have Guerrero shot
for treason in 1631. Next year, Santa Anna
'.timed aainst Bustamente,"and actually had
Pedrazi. hie former victim, brought back from
exile, lo finish some two or three months of hi
unexpired Presidential term. In 1833, Santa
Anna waa elected President himself, put down
several insurrections, refused the Dictatorship,
offered by Ihe army, aa Caver did therrownj
and, in 183(1, destroyed the federal constitution
and system of independent States, (.similar to our
nwn,) substituting th central system, by which
the sovereignty of the State was merged in a
consolidated central government. E atcd with
Ihe Miccess ol his schemes, and atill at Ihe head
ul cflitire, Santa Anna marched into Texas, to
commit the butcheriee of the Alamo, and suffer,
it San Jacinto, the retribution ot an overthrow
more disgraceful than waever, perhaps, suffe.
red by any generl, great or small,' before hi
In 1839, he rose again from the contempt into
which tbat disgrace had thrown him, and dis
tinguished himclf by auppresalng the Federal
insurrection of Metis, and ordering that un
lucky patriot, or adventurer, lobe shot 00 v (
field of twttle. Then came, wi'.li'rt l1"
year, the attack of the Fr-'c, , 'm9
'CD thO Will.'- . sV d,n'
JP. Uir.-Ve UUo;, ,hich gMs
GvncraI. Tztcor The following incident
is narrated of Gen. Taylor by Mr. Reid .'Cal
ling on thccommandmg general aeon after our
recovery, to ascertain ihecl.ticpsot transporta
lian, he remarked, after some pleasant conver
eation, that ho was perlecily deluged with let
ter, and that much of hia lime was occupied in
making replies, 'And, sir,' said General Tay
lor, amiling. aa he handed us I vn letter, 'ti
show you ttte diversity of subjects that I ant
called npon to respond lo, yon may look at these.'
One of the lettera was from a boy, 11 ye trs "
age, giving a short history of himself and rami- .
ly, and who desired to enlist in the service, and .
had written to the General to ask his aJvieeoi 1
the subject 1 The other waa from an Irish wo
man, who wanted to know if her inn Mikt its
kilted, a ahe had not heard from him since th,
late battlea. We feel Certain lhat such lett.n s
would not nae received attention at Wasliinj
ton, but both wero answered by the genera I,
carrying iml ihe maxim that nof Aisr i l'nei h
the attention of e great man ,' and we left hit ,
impressed wilh the great goodness cf hia heart ."
A Hard CcrrencV. A Vera Cruz lcit er
writer says: 'In conversing with one of the di
cers from Perote, 1 waa told that soap waa u rd
as a legal tender and indeed preferred to s i' ver.
The aoap is made into cake of the viluo of m
cent end a half, and the cakes are a'ampw d ami
pass freely hence, no doubt, the vxut aaiun,
'out of voap,' &c.
Wutatt ia OU i'U.,Tbi great fiddler
haa not been lie,,-d of fa, more lhan y jar past.
Neither U't flof nwther U received
"', ''uteUtger.ca from bim.
Miltoi wrote sows of h m'Mtli eneou.po-
ms before he was 20 years old. How mwiy.
yoong men of tht preot day ar d-Ungui-h.
ing thtmaeWei u d;d Milton