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United States Force in the gulf.
Some of the Southern editors express the opinion
that the United States force in the Gulf will make
an attack upon Vera Cruz. The New Orleans
Bulletin, alluding to.the subject, says that the fol
lowing American ships are in the Gulf, in the vi
cinity of Vera Cruz: The flag ship Cumberland,
Corn. Connor, the irotome, Raritan, John Adams,
St. Mary's, Lawrence,. steamer Mississippi, and
schooner Flirt. There is also (it says) quite a
strong naval force on the Western coast of Mexico;
quite sufficient, we thihk, with the aid' of American
settlers in California, to take possession of the en-
tire line--very probably too, with the free consent
of its inhabitants.
The editor adds: nWe trust our vessels in fits
Gulf did not allow the Mexican steamers of war,
recently pretended to have been sold to a mercantile
house in Havana, to leave the ports of Mexico.--
There is scarce a doubt that the sale was a ruse, in
tended to get the vessels out of port without oppo
sition, in order to fit them•for privateers."
Love and Suicide.
Quite a tragedy was enacted' at' Newport, near
Cincinnati, two weeks ago. A German named
John Teen, whose addresses had been rejected by a
German girl named Machtlefene Leibert, residing
in the name hause with him, shot her through the
head with a pistol, and then cut his own throat with
a razor. He was not dead at last accotmts, but
could not, from the nature of the' wound, survive.
HIM victim died immediately.
The New Oilcan. Courier relates the follow
ing incident connected with the volunteer move
A gentleman named Adde, who served with hon
or during three years of the Florida War, is raising
a company of volunteers to join Gen. Taylor. He
went to the store of Messrs. Layton, hardware met. ,
chants on the Levee, for the purpose of purchasing
a flag; Mr. Layton answered that his gags were all
disposed of—but directed one of his clerks to go to
a neighboring store and buy one—and said to Capt.
Adde— ,, I present this flag to your company as my
own offering for the defence of the country." Mr.
Layton also told the Captain that when the compa
ny was complete he would furnish each man gratis
with a plate, knife, fork, spoon, and other accoutre
ments of the same kind--and, also, said he—" if
you should want a few hundred dollars to purchase
other conveniences for your men, apply to me and
you shall have the amount.
The Easton (Pa.) Whig and Journal says:—
Two persons named Bartholomew and Kitchen,
were drowned in the Delaware near Colnmbia, on
Saturday week. The circarnstances attending the
sad catastrophe wee as follows :—A party of seven
persons employed at Mr. Taylor's S late quarry,
were crossing the Delaware in a skiffi which was
overturned. Five succeeded, with considerable
difficulty, in reaching the shore, but the two young
men above named perished. We have notyet heard
of the recovery of their bodies.
DEATH or Mn. Tonnar.—The Rev. Mr. Torrey
who was convicted some two years ago of enticing
Alves away from the State of Maryland, and im
prisoned in the State prison at Baltimore, died in
prison in that city at 3 o'clock on Saturday last.
LIGMTNINO.—On the Ist of May, says
the Carlisle Statesman, Miss Musselman,
whose father fives about one mile from
Carlisle, who was on her return home on
horseback during the thunder storm, was
struck by lightning and instantly killed.
The horse went home, when the family
became alarmed, and going in search
found her a short distance from the house,
The Pittsburgh journals are quarrelling
'about who should be awarded the credit of having
concocted the rascally scheme which effected the
revival of the Connelsville Rail Road charter. We
may soon hear of rogues contending for the horror
of the halter.—Wash. Rx.
The N.Y. True Sun says that the diffi
culty which ted to the resignation of Gen.
Worth was one of rank. Col. Twiggs is
an older Colonel than Gen. Worth, but
bOing a Brigadier by Brevet, he claims to
outrank Colonel Twiggs, and the Presi
dent decided that he did not—that a Bre
vet is a mere compliment which confers
no rank at all, and that Gen. Worth is
junior to Colonel Twiggs. Upon this the
The Sub-Treasury, the Warehousing
System, the Tariff.
The pause which followed the passage
of the resolution of notice relative to Or
egon, is likely to gradually be broken in
Congress, by a discussion of some of the
various measures which the ad mimstra
lion has in store fur the country, and upon
• which the party may manifest a kind of
union, apparently much disturbed by the
Oregon question. To some of those meas
ures assent will be given, by here and
there a Congressman, who feels the per
sonal necessity of sacrificing his principles
to his party and to his hopes, placed on
the success of that party.—Others will
vote for them with even less love for the
provisions of the bill, and strange as it
may seem, with less of sacriffre. They
will vote thus, just to make their peace
3with the party managers ; and having
ventured to disagree upon one point, they
1 1 will seek to make atonement, by a wild
and inexcusable act of injury to the peo
ple ; and the more wild, the more inexcu•
sable, the more will be the merit of their
- vote. There is nothing sacrificed by them,
nothing which they have or hope for• The
loss to, or of, the country, would consti
tute no sacrifice fur them.
The Sub-Treasury Bill, according to
Mr. Lewis, the chairman of the proper
committee, is for the present at rest. It is
not intended to put into operation until
January next and in the mean time, atten
tion will be given to the Warehousing
Bill. This is one of those schemes which
politicians get up to prevent the sudden
evil of a bad measure, as the Warehous
ing Bill will prevent an immediate demand
for money for duties, and will enable the
importer to look around and find a mar
ket and pay the duties of importation, as
he draws Lis gnat's from the warehouse'
for sale, directing a part of the purchase
money to the payment of the duties ; it
follows that the evils of paying for duties
specie that it to be immediately taken up
out of th'e way of circulation, will be con
siderably diminished', at least for a time,
by the Warehousing Bill.
The members of Congrsss, and their co
partizans, who' are pressing upon the peo
ple the Monstrous absurdity of tha Sub-
Treasury Bill, claim notch credit for their
remedial application of the warehousing
system. In our opinion, just in propor
tion to the remedial operation of the latter,
is the censure fur the former due to those
partizans. NVhy should the ingenuity of
Congress be taxed to apply a remedy to a
non-existing evil? Why should we be
told that the warehousing system greatly
lessens the evil operations of the Sub-
Treasury ? Why not open the eyes of
Congress to the supreme folly of passing
a law so obviously bad, so injurious in all
its operations, as to require another law to
make it tolerable? Why inflict the evil
at all ? Why create the necessity for a
remedy? Really we feel about as much
gratitude to Congress for their remedial
measures, as we should to a young sur
geon, for an exhibition of lancet and cups
for general and topical bleeding, as a reins
edy for a blow which he hail determined
to bestow upon us. Doubtless venesec
tiowswoirld assist to prevent some of the
evils of bruising, and the warehousing sys•
tem will certainly obviate a portion of the
evils of the bob-Treasury?—but why
bruise? why make a Subs Treasury 7
The advantage which the warehousing
system is supposed to possess,. as a pre
ventive of some of the evil consequences
of the,Sub-Treasury, has led many per
sons to regard it with great favor ; while
taken in connection with another propos
ed measure, it must be considered, as it
will be found, deeply, if not irreparably
injurious to Congress. Let Congress pass
the Tariff' Bill, recently reported, sir re
duce to any considerable extent the Tariff
of 1842, and then to the reduction of du•
ties payable, add the facility of paying the
duties ouly when the goods are sold, soil
at once the command of the American
market will be given to foreign manufac
turers, and the storehouses, the warehouses
of the government, wilt be the fortresses,
whence the legitimate and profitable hula
iness of our country will be assailed.
The warehousing system which, in it
self, might untie, certain circumstances,
be regarded with favor by the community
generally, becomes at the present time,
and under existing circumstauces in its
connection with the anti-Tarn measures
of Congress, a most efficient insfr;iffienf of
injury to the country, a coup de grace to
the manufactures, prostrated by the suc
cess of the anti-Tariff measures of the
government. U. S. Gazette.
It en una.acata csta 8
In Birmingham, on the 6th inst., Mr. GEORGE
H (JBLEY, of Armstrong county, to Miss CATH
At the residence of her Son-in-Law, (William
Dorris, Esq., in the borough of Huntingdon,) on
Thursday evening, the 7th day of May,1846, Mrs.
MARGARET S'I'ITT, at the advanced age of 81
The body was escorted on Saturday the 9th inst.
to the old Hartslog Grave Yard, (near Alexandria)
where she was interred along side of the remains of
her deceased husband, Robert Stitt, who departed
this life in the year 1821. Mr. and Mrs. Stitt came
to this place in the early part of life, and built the
first house in the town of Alexandria—and there
raised a respectable family in the most honorable
manner. fly the produce of their own immediate
economy and industry—the country being then new
and thinly settled, (when good neighbors were of
vast Importance) they were of inestimable advan
tage to the community, on account of their moral
and social iniercourae—and the citizens were often
much indebted to Mrs. Stilt fur the friendship end
attention she gave to all within bounds, (both rich
and poor) and many yet must recollect the indefat-
igable care she took, (being uncommonly active in
her younger days) to aid, cherish and ameliorate the
afflictions of those in distress.
The fact is well known by many yet in our bor
ough—and especially by those who aro the oldest
Her days appeared to terminate in peace. She
Buffered with no particular disease—but appeared'
to be called from the troubles of tine world--free
from pain and suffering—merely by the dbctine of
nature. She was sixty years a regular member of
the Presbyterian Church.
Alexandria, May 12, 1846.
To the heirs and legal representatives of
Leans Smalley, late of the township of
Shirley, in the county of Huntingdon,
BY virtue of a writ of partition or
valuation issued out of the Orphans' Court
at Huntingdon comity, and placed in my
hands, I will convene a Jury of Inquest on
the premises lately occupied by said dec'd,
near the mouth of Aughwick Creek, and
proceed to make partition or valuation
thereof, on Saturday the 25th of June, 1846,
when and where you may attend if you think
JOHN ARMITAGE Shi.
Huntingdon, May 20, 184Er.-6t .
To the heirs and legal representatives of
1V atha► Green, late of the lownsytp
Warriorsmark,in the county of Hun.
At the term of April 1896,
of the Orphans Court of Huntingdon coun
ty, a Rule was granted upon all the heirs
and legal representativesof said deceased,
to come into said Court on the second Mon
day of August next, and accept or refuse
the real estate of said deceased at its vain..
JOHN ARMITAGE, Slir'ff.
May 19, 1846-61.
I. 4. H. Grafius,
RESPECTFULLY inform the citizens
of Huntingdon county, and the public
generally, that they continue to carry on
Copper, Tin and Sheet-Iron Business,
in' all its branches, in Alexandria, where
they manufacture and constantly keep on
hand every description of warm theirline;
New and Splendid Wood Stoves
22, 24, 26, 28 and 30 inches long.
2 SIZES COAL STOVES FOR P ARLORS,
NEW AND SPLENDID PARLOR
STOVES FOR WOOD—THREE
SIZES EGG STOVES—AIso, IRON
RAILING for front of Houses--
C AST GRATES for cellar win
PLOUGHS, right and left
PLOUGH ,with cast and
iron shear, and the
SHOVEL PLOUGHS for corn and
seeding in fall grain—COPPER
PUMPS, for wells any length,
and Tin inside and nut--
from 5 to 16 cwt.
New Cooking Stoves of all kinds, and
Also four sizes of Coal Stoves,
ALSO STOVE-PIPE, AND STOVES FINISHED
All kinds of castings clone, for Forges, Saw
mills and Threshing-machines. AiSOWAG
ON BOXES, MILL GUDGEONS, AND HOLLOW
WARE; all of which is done in a workman
Also, Copper, Dye, Wash, Fuller, Pre
serving, and Tea Kettles, for sale,
wholesale and retail.
Persons favoring this establishment with
their custcm may depend on having their
orders executed with fidelity and despatch.
Old metal, copper, brass and pewter ta
ken in exchange. Also wheat, rye, corn
and oats taken at market price.
Alexandria, May 20, 1846.
"QUEEN Or THE WEST"
03QD cIDZa.a ma
For sale by 1. & U. GRAFIUS, Alex
andria, Huntingdon county,Pa.,
cheap for cash or country
produce at the
The "Queen of the West" is an im
provement on Hathaway's celebrated
Hot Air Stove. There has never yet ap
peared any plan of a Cooking Steve that
possesses the advantages that this one
has. A much less quantity of fuel is re•
quired for any amount of cooking or ba
king by this stove than by any other.
Persons are requested to call and see
before they purchase elsewhere.
May 20, 1846. '
THE undersigned agent of the Pattentee,
of the Stove, The Queen of the (fret,"
unJerstanding that the owners, or those
concerned for them, of other and different
patent Cookrng Stoves, have threatened to
bring suit against all who purchase and use
any of GUILDS PATENT COOKIE(' STOVE
—The Queen of the West." Non this is
to inform all and every person who sisal
purchase and use said Stove that he will fnl
demnify them from allcostsor damage, from
any and all suits, brought by other Paten
tees, or their agents, for any infrmgment of
their patents. He gives this notice so that
persons need not be under any fears because
they have, while consulting their own inter
ests and convenience, secured the superior
advantages of this Queen" not only of the
'lest, but of the East.
May 20, 1846:
Dissolution of Partnership.
The subscribers doing business under the
firm of 1. Grafius & Snn, in Alexandria,
Huntingdon comity, dissolved' partnership .
by mutual consent on the 3rd day of April
last. All persons having accounts with said
firm will settle the same with I. Grafiusorp
to the above date.
I. GRAFIUS & SOg. '
Alexandria, May 20. 1846.
All persons interested will take nctice
that l'eter Bucket and Christian Stoner,
committee of Robert P. Wallace, heretofore
declared an habitual drunkard, have filed
an account of the execution of said Trust
in the Prothonotary's Office of Huntingdon
county, which Will be presented to the court
of common pleas of said county for confir
mation on the second Monday of August
next. . .
May 22, 1846.--4 t. Prothonotary.
In addition to the Sheriff's Sales, pub
lished on. the fourth page, will be sold the
following, at the time and place there
All that tract of land, situate on the
southerly side of the Allegheny Portage
Railroad, in the township of Blair, con
taining about 165 acres, be the same more
or less, adjoining lands of John McCahan,
Bell & Higgins, - William Holliday's heirs,
George Buchanan and others, having a
two story log house, a large Bank Barn,
and an apple orchard thereon—about- , *
acres of which ore cleared.
Seized, taken in execution, and to be
sold as the property or Solomon McCul
loch, with notice to John Dougherty, [erre
The Terms of the sale are CASH.
JNO. ARNIITAGE, Sheriff'.
May 6,1846. S.
7'HE subscribers would inform their for
mer customers that they have recently re
ceived at their establishment in Chambers
burg, a large quantity of
and will keep, as heretofoec, a full supply of
the very best quality. Call' and examine
W. & S. SEIBERI
county, Alay 6, 1846.5
gRIIE Eagle line of Cars and Pioneer Pack
44 et Boats, run daily between Philadelphia
and Pittsburg, and afford the public the
most easy and commodious conveyance be
tween the East and the West.
The EAGLE LINE OF CARS leave
Harrisburg daily, at 7.4 o'clock, A. M., and
I P. M., via Middletown Lancaster and
Downingtown, to Philadelphia. Fare to
Philadelphia, $4OO, to Lancaster, 81 50.
Pioneer Line of PACKET BOATS to
Pittsburg. leave daily at 3 P. M., via Lew
istown, Huntingdon mid Hollidaysburg.—
Fare to Pittsburg, $8 00.
PACKET BOAT for Northumberland,.
Danville and Williamsport, leaves daily at
3P. M. Fare $2 00.
STAGE for Heading daily, (Sunday ot
cepted,) at 3A. M. Fare $3 00.
STAGE for Gettysburg, leaves Mondays,
Wednesday, and Friday, at 71 A. M. Fare
From Harrisburg to Baltimore.
Stage fare from Harrisburg to York $2 00,
Stage and Railroad to Baltimore, $3 00.
WILLIAM COLDER & CO.
LEFT the premises of the subscriber re
siding at Mill Creek Furnace, Huntingdon
county, on or about the first inst. 3 Dark
Iron Grey Mare Colt, rising three years old.
This animal is well made and very active—
rather more grey about the nose and head
Any person returning her to the under
signed, or giving information of her where
abouts, wilt be liberally rewarded.
Mill Creek, May 12, 1846—pd.
ZEMBERS of the Lycoming County
Mutual Insurance Company are here
by notified that the Board of Directors have
ordered an assessment of one per cent on all
premium notes, due to the Company on the
15th clay of November 1845, to be paid pre
vious to the 2nd day of June next to the
Treasurer or to Receivers.
WM. A. l'E'r R 'KIN, Secretary.
N. It The Receiver for Huntingdon co.,
is David Snare Esq. of Huntingdon.
Treasurer C. S. Wallis, Esq.
Office, of the Ly. Co. Mut. In. Co. i
Muncey April 17, 1846.
WANE subscribers have just received a
OA large and general assortment of Rot,
TING CLOTHS, from the most approved
Manufactories, which they will sell low for
cash, and warrant to answer the purpose.
CARSON Sc M'NAUGH I ON.
Mercersburg, Franklin ?.
county, May 6, 1846.
The undersigned, appointed auditor by the
court of common pleas of Huntingdon co.,
to distribute the money in the hands of the
Sheriff, arising from the sale of the per
sonal property of Jamb Stoehr—will atteml
for that purpose at his office in the . borough
of Huntingdon, on Saturday the 6th June,
1846, at 1 o'clock P. M.—of which all con
cerned will please take notice.
A. W. BENEDICT,
May 6,1846. Auditor.
Orphans' Court Sale.
BY virtue of an order of the Orphans'
Court of Htintingdon cotinty, will be e2tpo
sed to public vendue or outcry, on the prem
Thursday the 28ht day of May next,
a certain messuage, plantation and tract of
land, situate in Antes township in said county ;
late the estate of Josiah Clawson, ,
adjoining lands of Graham McCamant on
the south,. William P. Dysart on the south
west, of Stephen Vanscoyoe on the north,
and others; containing
af:E3C) sdfa.Ctiir.Lln3 9
more or less, about one hundred and thirty
acres of which are cleared, with a two story
frame dwelling house, and a small log cabin,
and slog barn, and two small apple orchards,
thereon. _ _
TERMS—One third of the purchase mo
ney to be paid in hand and the balance in
two equal annual payments, with interest, to
be secured by the bonds and mortgage of
By order of the Court,
JACOB MILLEFi, CIerk.
Sale to commence at lo'clocic, P. M
of said day. Attendance will be given by
WILLIAM P DYSART
THOMAS CLAWSON:I Admes,
April 29, 1846--ts.
Kr Hollidaysburg "Register," insert
O. and charge Admr's.
FARM FOR SALE.
THE subscriber will offer for sale on
the premises, in Sinking Valley,
Tyrone township, Huntingdon county,
On Friday the 22d day of May next,
A TRACT OF LAND.
186 ACRES ,
of which about 130 are cleared and in a
high state at cultivation, and the unim
proved poriiiin is well timbered, adjoining
lands of William Galbraith, Esq., Peter
Burket, Alexander Dysart and others.
Or. the premises there
. is 2 dwelling houses
•; x and a bank barn, and
„ I: au
other out buildings;
an apple orchard and a well of good water.
Terms will be made known on the day
Persons wishing to purchase will please
cull on the subscriber who will show the
premises and give all necessary informa
tion in relation thereto.
A good title will he made to the per
chaser. ABRAHAM BUCK.
May 6, 1846,
oino tasto and try,
%91 am sure you will buy,
some very superior molasses, at the cheap
CASH STORE of
JOHN N. PROWELI4
liuntingdon, March 11, 1846,
TTHE GREATEST BA RGAINSIN
ready made clothing are to be had at
M. TRACY'S Old Established Pioneer
Line, No. 292 Market street, Philadelphia;
who has just finished one of the largest and
most complete assortments of Spring and
Summer Clothing in the city, consisting of
Super Black Cloth Dress Coats,
from $lO,OO to $14,00
" " " Frock " — lO,OO to 14,00
Blue " Dress " 11,00 to 14,00
Superfine Habit Cloth " 8,00 to 10,00
Cashmerette " 7,00 to 9,00
Tweed 4,00 to 5,00
" 2,50 to 3,50
" Croton " 4,00 to 5,00
French Cassimere Pants 4,00 to 6,00
" Fancy Drillings " 2,00 to 3,00
Fine Satin Vesta, from 2,25 to 3,00
Extra fine Satin Vests, from 3,50 to 5,00
Marseilles 1,00 to 2,50
Gentlemen's Fine Cloth Cloak.
from 13,00 to 18,00
SHIRTS, COLLARS, SUSPENDERS,
STOCKS, &c., &c.
All garments at this establishment are
warranted both in lit and finality of woi k
manship ; they are all got up expressly for
the retail trade, consequently more care is
taken in the selection of the goods as well
as the style of cutting. The proprietor of
the establishment is a practical tailor (hav
ing served a regular apprenticeship to the
business) and has none but practical work
men in his employ.
Gentlemen in want of CLOTHING may
depend upon being suited in every respect,
as we are determined not to be undersold
by any competitors. All goods are purcha
sed for CASH, which enables us In sell a
little lower than those who deal on the credit
system, it being a self-evident fact that the
" nimble sixpence is better than the slow
Also, always on hand an extensive assort
ment of Cloths, Cassimeres and Vestings,
which will be made to order at the shortest
No. 292 Mai Itct Street, Philaclolphin,
April 29, 1846.
Pension, Ladd, and General .9gency,
At Wash*: gton,
Office on 10th 5t,,5 doors north of Penn. avenue.
i! HOW SE MIL PHILLIPS, late of
9 :-'r the Treasury Department, will attend
to the prosecution and collection of claims
before Congress and the several Executive
Dopartments of the Government ; such as
pre-emption and other land claims ; claims
invalid, navy, revolutionary, widows, and
half-pay pensioners ; for revolutionary ser
vices, whether for commutation, half-pay,
or bounty lands ,•• for services during the last
war; to the settlement of accounts of dis
bursing or other officers of the Government;
to the Interest of bidders for contrasts ;
taining remission of fines or forfeitures for
alleged violations of the revenue laws ; col
lecting of private claims ; and all business
brought before Congress or the public offices
requiring the services of an agent.
Charges will be moderate, varying accor
ding to the nature of the business. All let
ters most be post
G. M. P. will also attend to the sale and
renting of houses, lots, &c., collection of
rents, negotiating loans, &c.
He has the pleasure of refer: ing, amongst
others, to the following persons:
Major General Winfield Scott, United S.
Brigadier General Nathan Towson, Pay
master General U. S. Army.
Brigadier General George Gibson, Com
missionary General tJ. S. Army.
Hein. A. K. Parris, Second Comptroller of
Hon. John W. Davis, Speaker of the
House of Representatives.
Hon. Simon Cameron, U. S. Senate.
Messrs: Gales & Seaton, Washington.
James G. Tallaferro, Harrisonburg, Da.
Hon. H. S. Kauffman, Texas.
Washington, May 13, 1846.
NEW DAGIVERRIAN ROOMS,
No. 1 16 Chesnut slreel.
T. B. SuEw, who has been operator and
conductor of the Plumbe Duguerridn Culler:y
for years past, having opened rooms at the
aboee place, would invite all to examine
Perfect colored likenesses guaranteed at
Constant and full supplies of Apparatus,
Plates, Cases, Chemicals, and everything
used in the business, for sale at the, lowest
rates, wholesale and retail, and all warrant
DR. IL X. NErr,
701-1 N SCOTT, SR.
aTTOR.I E WIT Lair,
Wilt attend with promptness and fidelity to all
business with which he may be entrusted in Hun
tingdon or the adjoining counties.
His office is the one formerly occupied by James
Steel, Esq., nearly opposite Jackson's Hotel.
Huntingdon' March I I, 11446.
@. 092221 arikaamo
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Will attend to all business entrusted to his car d
in Muir, Huntingdon, and Indiana counties.
Hollidaysburg, April 8, 1848.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
\ - ILL practice in the sQveral Courts of
SOY' the City and County of Philadel-
His office is at No. 35, South Fouturu St.,
between Chesnut and Walnut streets.
Philadeldhia, Oct. 1, 1845.
turned to Huntingdon county, has re-com
menced the practice of LA w in the Borough
of Huntingdon, where he will carefully at•
tend to all business entrusted to his care.—
He will be found at all times by those who
may call upon him, at his office with Isaac
Fisher. Esq., adjoining the store of Thos.
Read & Son, near the Diamond.
Huntingdon, April 30, 1845.
qtr NKlipNiTS—Judgment and coin
'viantuti—for sale at this office.
J, ca S ..A..
By Last Evenings Wail—Later from
By an Fxtra received from the N. 0.
Bulletin, May 9th, we give the billowing;
By the arrival of the schr. Ellen &Clisra
Captain.Oriffen, from the Brazos St [ago,
accounts from Point Idabel to the morninz
of the 29th ult. have been received.
The fact, however, that communication
had not been had for !twee days between
Point Isabel and the camp of Gen. Tay
lor, is alone sufficient to keep anxiety on,
We learn from Capt. G. and Dr. Briggs,
a passenger, who has been several months
with the Army, that Capt. IValker, for
merly of the Texan revenue service, who
has been stationed between Point Isabel
and General Taylor's camp with a com
pany of twenty-four Texan Rangers,Fownd ,
several of the teams which had started
from the Point for the camp were return
ing, and reported: that the Mexicans were
on the road..
He started from his camp on the ntli
with his whole force to reconnoitre ; and
if possible open a communication witl►
Gen. Taylor. Hie had proceeded as Far
as about mid-way between Point Isabel
and the camp, when an. overwhelming.
Mexican force appeared very suddenly.—
A portion of his troops were raw recruits.
Ile instructed them to keep on his right,.
and gave orders to the whole to retire
under cover of a chapperal in view. But
his raw troops, panic stricken, scattered
The Mexicans advancing with. over
whelming numbers, he was compelfed to.
retire. Ile was followed until a mile of
Point Isabel, where he arrived with only
two of his men. Six others others subse
quently came in.
Capt. W. estimates the number of Mex
icans he encountered at 1500, and he sup,
poses that at least thirty fell during the
15 minutes he engaged them.
This force is supposed to be a portion of
that which had, at last accounts, crossed
the Alin Grande some 20 or .25 miles abate•
Matamoras, and which is estimated at
3000 men. ft is believed that they had
taken a circutous route, on the eastern
side of Gen. Taylor's camp.
The post is very strongly defended,
thanks to the exertions of IClajnrs Mun
roe and Saundets. With 400 men to de
fend the post, it :s believed it can he made
good against 3,000. There are now about
3,000 Mexicans on the American side of
the Rio Grande. One lialT above and one
half berow Gen. Taylor's camp.
JOSEPII FORREST, begs leave to
announce to his frierids and the pub
lic, that he has removed to Petersburg,
having purchased the well known Tavern
Stand, 'hillierly kept by John Scullin,
decid, which he has tilted up to the best
style, and re-opened as a
Ile is therefore prepared to give the best
accommodations to all who may favor
him With their custom. It is the deter
mination of the proprietor to keep such a
house so will render every satisfaction to
the public. His
will at all times be furnished with all the
delicacies of the season. Bull-frogs will
be served up at any time when desired, as
well as flesh fish of every• kind.
will be furnished with the el , .uicest liquors
procurable in the Eastern, markets, and
Is large and coop.nodious, and will con
stantly be atten::ted by careftil and
This 110:ce1 is situated about six miles
front the. town of Huntingdon, on the
main road from Huntingdon toHellelonte,
and on the nearest route from Alexandria
0:1 Permanent and transient boarders
can at all times be accommodated on the
most reasonable terms.
Petersburg, April 2D, 1840—tf.
To the heirs and legal representatives
of John Hoover, late of the township of
Huston, in the county of Huntingdon.
At April Term of the Orphans'
Court of said county last, on return of
the writ of partition or valuation on the
estate of said deceased, and confirmation
of the Inquisition thereon, a rule was
granted upon the heirs and legal repre
sentatives of said deceased, to come into
Court on the 2nd Monday of August next
and accept or refuse the real estate of
said dec'd at the valuation thereof.
JNO. ARAIITAGE, Sherif,
Sheriff 's Office, Huntingdon,
May 7, 1846.•