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Yuntingdon, Tuesday, October 26, 10,17.
admirably executed on very fine pa
per, for sale at this Office.
o::rWe hope those indebted to us for
advertising and subscriptions, will re
member us kindly at the November
Court. We have some very formidable
demands to meet, and cannot do so with
out money.
Whig friends should recollect that
we were skialited at the late election,
and can't stand these cold winds minus
both hide and feel. Viewing the mat
ter in this light, we hope those who pay
in wood will neglect us no longer.
ID-The most splendid assortment of
Jewelry and Waeckes ever brought to
Huntingdon, may now be found at the
Store of H. K. NEFF & BROTHER. Ladies
and Gentlemen would do well to give
them a call.
t 7 We do Kish our coteniporaries
would cease their speculations upon tile
result of the late election. For our part
we should like to forget, if possible, that
an election was held on the 12th inst. at
We are not yet able to give the offi
cial vote of the State for Governor and
Canal Commissioner. We shall do so
in our next. Skink's majority will be
about 18000, whilst, says the Pa. Intel
ligencer, his vote will be about 20,000
less than Markle's in 1844. The %% higs
will see from this how easily they could
have carried the election had they turn
ed out in their strength. We have no
disposition however to complain. If the
Whigs of Pennsylvania who failed to
vote, did not consider the election of a
Whig Governor worth a few hours time
on the election day, we are content.—
We can stand Locofoco rule as long as
our neighbors.
The Late News from Mexico.
A large portion of our paper is taken
up with the news received since our last
from Mexico. Gcn. Scott is in full
possession of the City, but the list of
killed and wounded is appalling. The
Pennsylvanians suffered severely. Our
entire loss, since leaving Puebla, in
killed and wounded, is estimated at from
3,000 to 4,000 ; and yet Gen. Scott en
tered the valley of Mexico with only
10,000 men. What wonderfully brilliant
deeds these 10,000 have achieved. Gen.
Scott well says, that when the very lim
ited number who have performed these
brilliant achievements shall have become
known, the world will be astonished and
our countrymen filled with joy and ad
Gen. Scott, says the Penna. intelli
gence; has added new laurels to those
that previously encircle,' his heroic
brow. With an army of 10,000 men
that invincible Warrior penetrated the
heart of a mighty empire, attacked and
defeated a force five times his number,
planted the glorious "stars and stripes"
upon the topmost height of the enemy's
Capitol, end covered the American arms
with glory. All honor to Gen. Scott
and his gallant little army._
Q - We observe that a number of our
Whig exchanges put down T. C. Mc-
Dowell as elected to the Senate in the
20th district. This is a mistake. That
district has been gloriously redeemed
by the election of Wm. F. Johnston, Esq.
a staunch Whig, and one of the ablest
men in the interior of Pennsylvania.—
Mr. J. will be a bright and shining light
in the councils of the State.
I%Talicicus IVZischicf
Notwithstanding the convictions at
our last Court, a nia/ic;otes disposition
to do mischief appears to be still rife in
our town. On Sunday morning last we
observed that the property of several of
our citizens had been molested during
the night previous. Cannot the author
ities do something to prevent these out
rages 1
e like the editors of the Leba
non Courier very much, but we do tint
like some of the remarks of that paper
relative to the defeat of Gen. Irvin. We
would almost infer from reading them
that the editors were not very much
grieved at the result. The jeers of Lo.
cofocos are hard enough to bear without
having them rubbed in by Whigs.
Irvin and !Munk at Home. I
In Centre County Gen. Irvin received
about 150 more votes than the balance
of the %Vhig ticket, and carried a inn
jority of 20 in the borough of Belle
fonte, where he resides, which has al
ways given a Locofoco majority hereto
fore. By dint of party drill he was
beaten 695 in the county.
In Dauphin county Shunk was largely
behind his party ticket, and in the
North Ward of Harrisburg, where he
resides, and where in 1844 he had a
majority of 137, Gen. Irvin's majority
is now 45—showing a change of 18-2
votes in favor of the Whigs.
! In the two Wards of Harrisburg, in
1844 Shunk had 196 majority ! Now
the same wards give Gen. Irvin a ma .
jority of 48, showing a change of 241 !
and that too in the face of the most reck
less and determined opposition of Cov.
Shank and his official dependents!
As the Globe of last week published
Centre county with a flourish, suppose
the editor gives his readers the above
comparison of the popularity of Irvin
and Shank among their neighbors.
Fairness demands it. -
Pennsylvania Legislature.
The Whirrs have gained one Senator
—Wm. F. Johnston, Eq.—at the late
election, and the Locos pave gained
argely in the lieuse. The next Legis
lature will stand thus
JVhigs. Locos
56 77
Loco majority on joint ballot, 21
19th Senatorial District—(Official.)
The following is the officiol vote for
Senator in this District :
1644 1941
1271 1825
2407 2242
5322 6008
King's majority,
The True Whig Spirit.
The Pittsburg Telegraph very just
ly attributes the recent rout of the
whip to an imperfect organization, and
appeals to the young men of that city
to rally immediately, for the purpose of
effecting a thorough organization. Let
this be done throughout the State. Let
us again unfurl our banners, and pre
pare to do battle with patriot hearts
and strong arms, for the cherished prin
ciples of the whig party. Now is the
time to commence operations, so that a
systematic and effective organization
may be perfected before the commence
ment of the next campaign. To reap
a rich harvest in the Autumn of 184.8,
the seed cannot be put in the ground too
soon. Young Whigs ! To you we look
for AcrioN! The veterans of the cause
will lend you their counsel and influence.
Pennsylvania must be redeemed in the
next campaign, and one of the most hn
portant steps towards its accomplish
meat is a systematic organization
throughout the State. Whigs, remem
ber that " the price of Liberty is eter
nal Vigilance." Be watchful and active
—do your duty—and victory will re
ward your efforts.
[l's. Intelligencer.
We are informed by the agent of the
Reliance Transportation Company that
the only boat containing Dry-Goods,
&c. which was lost above Huntingdon
by the late flood, belonged to said Com
pany; and that notwithstanding he has
given public notice of this fact, many
persons who have found small parcels
of goods, evince no disposition to re
spond to his demand upon them to de-
liver the goods to him. He also informs
us that whole boxes of goods have been
found in Mifflin county, and that the
names of the owners have been torn off
to prevent identification ; and that the
finders refuse to give them up. Such
conduct is highly reprehensible. To
find goods and keep them, when the
owner is known, is ns bad morally as
to commit theft of any kind. And those
who suffer themselves to be guilty of so
doing deserve the execration of every
honest citizen. But we hope all who
have found goods, after reflecting upon
the enormity of the crime they commit
by keeping them, will suffer their better
feelings to predominate, and deliver all
goods in their possession belonging to
this company, to the store of Fisher 4.
MeMurtrie, m; desired by the agent.—
Remember that 4‘ Honesty is the best
policy.," always,
Travel to the West.
The Pennsylvania Intelligencer sags :
—Since the great destruction of the Ju
niata Division of the Penna. Canal, the
Packet Boats from this place to Holli
daysburg have been taken off, and the
travel is now done in stages. We learn
that Messrs. COLDER & Co., the enter
prizing proprietors, have placed n num
ber of excellent coaches on the line, and
made ample arrangement for the accom
modation of travellers on the route.
The roads too, have all been repaired,
and the travel is made safe and com
The regular line of Packets run daily
from Hollidaysburg to Pittsburg. The
canal on the Western aide of the Alle
ghenies being unimpaired.
TUANKSGIVING.—The Governor has
issued a Proclamation, designating
Thursday the 23th day of November
next, as a day of general thanksgiving
and prayer throughout the Common
, wealth of Pennsylvania.
Foreign News.
Two Atlantic steamers arrived from
Europe, the beginning of last week—the
Missouri at New York, and Cambria at
Boston. The news is 15 days later.
An insurrection had broken out in Sicily,
and the regular troops bad refused to
fire upon the insurgents. The Liver
pool advices announce a further decline
in flour—alio is euttoa--i.:;“!, 01.,!ics,ny
market was in a sadly deranged condi
tion. Further failures had also occur
red in England. This, we trust and be
lieve, will terminate the bad news from
the other side.
[ is stated in a letter from Lewes,
Delaware, that the wife of Capt. Thorn
ton, whose fate it was to sacrifice his life
in the cause of his country, is now in
the county poor-house, in a state of par
tial derangement. The first symptom
of partial derangement was observed
the day after hearing of Captain T.'s
named Kerrison, convicted in Philadel
phia of Gambling, has been sentenced
to pay a fine of $5OO, besides the costs,
and to undergo an imprisonment in the
Eastern Penitentiary, in solitary con
finement and labor for three years.
This is the first conviction under the
new law, and Judge Parsons, in passing
sentence, said he considered gambling
worse than larceny, and that he was de
termined to break up the numerous
houses which are kept throughout the
city, and in every case that came before
him, he intended to enforce the law with
vigor and to its full extent.
KrCol. Wm. M. Smyth left Washing
ton on Saturday for Mexico, as bearer
of despatches to Gen. Scott. He carries
to Mr. Trist an order of recall. , "rhe
President recalls Mr. Trist (according
to the Journal of Commerce correspon.
dent,) because there is nothing further
for him to do. The oiler of this govern
ment having been rejected, no armistice
will again be asked for—no negotiation
invited, and no terms of peace proposed
on our side. Such, at least, are pro
nounced to be the instructions sent out.
ington Union, of Wednesday last, an
nounces that the War Department has
determined to raise two new Regiments
of Volunteers forthwith—one from Ten
nessee and the other from Michigan.—
Why not accept the services of 50 regi
ments, and bring this war to a close at
once. The interests of the people and
those of the nation demand a speedy
Whigs of Philadelphia at their meeting
last week, adopted a resolution in favor
of a Whig National Convention to nom
inate a candidate for the Presidency, re
commended Philadelphia as the place,
and suggested that the Whig members
of Congress should fix the time.
Whig Victory in Ohio.
We have complete returns from Ohio.
The Whigs have carried both branches
of the Legislature—the Senate by two
majority and the House by six—making
a majority of 8 on joint ballot.—The
Buckeye boys have nobly done their du
ty. This result is the more important,
as on the Legislature elect will devolve
the duty of districting the State for
some years to come.
Georgia EleCtiOa.
The mist that fur a few days hung
over the result of the Election in this
State, has at last cleared up and reveals
a Whig majority of nine in tho Legis
lature, 4 in the Senate and 5 in the
House, which secures two Whig U. S.
Tow:.s (Locoloco) is elect.ed
Governor by about 1500 over CLINCH,
the Taylor Whig candidate.
Three Cheers for Florida I
We have glorious news from Florida!
The Whigs have redeemed the State.
Both branches of the Legislature are de
cidedly Whig, which secures another
The Locoforo majority on joint ballot
last year was three! _
Tile Whig standard is triumphant ev
erywhere, save in Pennsylvania. Our
friends are too fond of their deceivers to
cast them overboard !
By Special Express and Telegraph for
the North .dmerican er U. S. Gazette.
From Qen. Scott's Army.
Glorious American Victories !
tree to Four Thousand Americans Killed,
Wounded, and Missing.
I Cols. Mclntosh and Ransom, and Lieut,
Cols. Scott, Graham, Baxter and Dick.
I tnson among the Killed.
RICHMOND, (Va.) Oct. 20.
The steamship Fashion, Captain In
gram, arrived nt New Orleans from Ve
ra Cruz, via Tampico, on the evening of
the 13th, bringing dates from Vera Cruz
to the 11th inst, and Mr. Kendall's let
ters from the City of Mexico down to
the 28th of September.
The news is glorious for the Ameri
can army, though at the same time our
losses are severe, and the details of the
killed and wounded are heart sickening.
"Thank God !" says the Picayune,
" none of our Generals have been killed,
but Major General Pillow and Brigadier
General Shields were both wounded, se
' verely wounded, but were doing well at
last accounts.
The Picayune says—We are not about
to repeat the details of our loss—it will
be found in Mr. Kendall's letters; but
we may mention, however, that c o ls.
Mclntosh and Ransom, Lieut. Col. Mar
tin Scott, Lieut. Col. Graham, of Infan
try, Lieut. Col. Baxter, of the New York
Regiment, and Lieut. Col. Dickinson, of
the South Carolina Regiment, are dead.
For the rest of the deplorable list we re
fer to Mr. Kendall's letters. In the bat
tle of King's Mill the loss was seven
On the Bth, Gen. Worth's division
lost about 600 men in_ killed and wound
ed. In the battle of the 13th the storm
ing of Clumultepec and the attack on
the citadel, Quitman's division lost
three hundred ; Twigg's two hundred
and sixty-eight; Pillow's one hundred
and forty-two, and worth's one hundred
and thirty-eight—making the loss 848
in all. Worth had scarcely one thous
and men in the action.
Our entire loss since leaving Puebla,
in killed, wounded and missing, Ken
dall sets down at full 3000. Another
authority makes it 4000, and yet Gen.
Scott entered the valley of Mexico with
an army of only a little exceeding 10,-
000 men.
The Mexican accounts representing
that we were at any time seriously re
pulsed, are not true.
The Mexican loss is not definitely as
certaided, but was enormous. Gen.
Bravo was not killed, but taken prisoner.
We do not see that Santa Anna was
wounded. It is true that he has resign
ed the Presidency; since his resigna
tion he has made an address to his
Santa Anna has returned to Toluca,
fifteen miles from Guadaloupe, and the
remnants of his army, intending it is
thought, to attack our trains.
Many more deserters have been hung,
but the reader will be grieved to hear
that Riley, the commander of the For
eign Legion, escaped that punishment,
on some ground, and was only flogged.
All will be glad to hear that the Amer
ican prisoners, Capt. Clay, and others,
have joined Gen. Scott.
We annex here Gen. Scott's order ni
ter his victorious occupation of the city
of Mexico, by which it will be seen that
General Quitman, who gloriously dis
tinguished himself on the 13th, is Gov
ernor of the city:—
Headquarters .dritty,
Mexico, Sept. 7, 184.7.
Under the favor of God, the valor of
this army, after many glorious victories,
has hoisted the colors of our country in
the capital of Mexico, and on the palace
of their government; but the war is not
The Mexican army and government
have fled only to watch an oplantunity
to return upon us in vengeance. We
must then be upon our guard. Compa
nies and regiments will be kept togeth
er, and all stand on the alert.—Our safe
ty is in military decipline. Let there
be no drunkenness—no disorder—no
straggling. Stragglers will be in great
dant•er of assassination, and marauders
shall be punished by courts martial.
All of these rules, so honorably ob
served by this glorious army in Puebla,
must be observed here.
The honor of the army and the honor
of our country call fur the best beha
viour on the part of the valliant, thus to
win the approbation of all the good of
their country. Be sober and merciful.
His noble brethern in arms w:11 110 L Lc
deaf to this hearty appeal from their
commander and friend.
Major General Quitman is appointed
civil and military Governor of Mexico
by command of Major General Scott.
Two days after he issued the following
additional order:
Headquarters .11rmy, National Palace,
Mexico, September 15th, 1847.
The General in Chief calls upon his
brethren in arms to return, both in pub
' lie and private worship, thanks and
gratitude to God for the glorious and
signal triumphs which they have re.
cently achieved for their country, be
ginning with 19th of August, and end
ing on the 14th of September. This
army has gallantly fought its way thro'
the fields and forts of Contreras, San
Antonio, Churubusco, Molino del Rey,
Chepultepec, and the gates of San Gos
ler and Tucubnya, into the capital of
Mexico. When the very limited num
ber who have performed those brilliant
deeds shall have become known, the
world will be astonished and our coun
try filled with joy and admiration.
But all is not done. The enemy,
though scattered and dismayed, has
still many fragments of his late army
hoverinc , about its, and aided by an ex
asperated' population, he may again re
unite in treble our numbers, and full
upon us to their advantage, if we rest
inactive on the security of past victo
ries. Compactness, vigilance and dis
cipline are therefore our only security.
Let every good officer and man strict
ly regard these cautions, and enjoin
them upon all others. By command of
Major General Scott.
H. L. SCOTT, A. A. A. G.
We have no time or room to make a
summary from our correspondence. In
addition to Mr. Kendall 's letters, we
give two others written in the city of
Mexico, on the 28th, by foreign houses.
One is translated from the French. It
is well to have evidence of disinterested
foreigners in these matters.
By the way of Tampico we have let
ters kindly forwarded to us, dated Osen
lima, Oct. ad. The letter is so brief
that we will give it here :
OSENLU MA, Oct. 3, 1847.
When you requested me to give you
news from Mexico, there was nothing
more than what you were acquainted
with, regarding the capture of the city
of Mexico; and although they are still
very meagre and doubtful, I am going
to tell you what we have learned by let
ter from Bachrea.
General Santa Anna is in Tlascola,
with only five hundred men. It is said,
though I do not believe it, that lie is
going to Central America. General
Herrera has gone to Queretaro to or
ganize the government.—Bustamente
is said to be directing himself for Mex
ieo with the National Guard of Guan
aloguate and other places.
It seems there are but two papers
published in Mexico, in Spanish and
English. The Post is to be re-estab
lished. Gen. Scott has imposed a con
tribution on the corporation of $150,-
000, payable in three weeks, in instal
ments of $50,000.
To this letter we have a postscript
written by another hand, as follows:
Taurico, October 7, 184.7.
Gen. Santa Anna went, on the 18th
of September, to Toluca, fourteen
leagues from Gnadaloupe, with a rem
nant of his army, in his carriage. I
saw hint enter it at Polander.
That Santa Anna should be at Tlas
cola, as reported in the letter of the 3d,
is altogether probable. Tlascola is di
rectly north of Puebla, about 20 miles
distant. Move directly cast from Tlas
cola and you strike the road to Perote.
Perote is less than twenty miles. He
is near enough to threaten our trains,
but not strong enough to effect much.
The American Star was issued in
Mexico on the 28th ultimo, by Peoples
& Bernard. We have several numbers
of it, but can make but little use of them
The Geneta Republican and the Cour
ter Francaise hr cc been revived in Mex
Copy of a letter written by a Foreign
er to one of his countrymen, at Vera
Cruz, dated
MEXICO, Sept. 28, 1847.
Dear Sir:—Availing myself of the
departure of the British courier, I send
you a sketch of scenes which I have
witnessed in this capital and in its im
mediate environs. The Mexicans were
beaten at all points and in every man
ner in the battles and skirmishes, which
took place from the Bth to the 13th inst.
Santa Anna left the capital on the
evening of the 13th and took the road
for the interior. The Americans enter
ed the city on the morning of the nth
in a very quiet, orderly manner, and
Gen. Scott had taken possession of the
palace, when suddenly the lower class
of the people, who had congregated up
on the house tops, commenced throwing
stones upon the American soldiers, and
guns were fired from the windows and
General Scott ordaled pieces of artil
lery to be placed so as to command the
different streets and grape shot to Le
discharged upon the mob. This was
found, however, insufficient to quell the
insurrection. Companies were then
sent in every direction with orders to
sack every house out of which firing
should proceed and to put to the sword
L • 101.111ki Lilei
This order was promptly executed,
but with great moderation, owing to the
secret Instructions with which General
Scott accompanied his orders. This
plan effectually subdued the insurrec
tion, which lasted three days, from the
14th to the 16th inst., during which
time scenes of the most heart rending
character were enacted.
I assure you we were much alarmed
during the whole time. All foreigners,
including those imbued in other respects
with prejudice against the Americans,
agree on one point, viz—that the Amer
ican Army has not done the hundredth
part of the injury it had a right to do,
and which European armies would have
done in similar circumstances.
A foreigner myself, and having been
an eye witness to European warfare
about the close of Napoleon's military
career, 1, judging by comparison, give
it as my candid opinion, that if a Con•
tinental army had been stoned and fired
upon by the population of a vanquished
city, the inhabitants would have been
dealt with more roughly.
Now we are tranquil, but it is a sad
tranquility, living as we do in dread of
new disturbances.
Our precarious situation will not be
improved unt:l peace be concluded or
the Americans send at least 15,000 men
more. The army of invasion is much
too small. Fancy to yourself 7000 men
in possession of a city containing up.
wards of 200,000 hostile inhabitants.
The Americans have gained great
glory in all the battles--they are col
lectively and individually heroes. It is
a wonderful sight to see a handful of
men cut their way through three hun
dred miles of densely populated coun
try, and hoist the Star Spangled Ban
ner on the dome of the Capital. They
have only 1500 men in Puebla, against
a population of more than 50,000.
Ex-President General Herrera has
gone to Queretaro where a Congress is
to assemble next month, he took with
him 4000 men, and Santa Anna fell beck
upon Puebla with 2000 mounted troops.
These two bodies are the remnants of
ti,e rer:•;! troops which defend
ed the City only two wee:
Some persons hope that several mem
bers of next Congress at Queretaro
will advocate an immediate peace—but
I doubt it.
The folly of these people is not vet
at an end. When will they open their
eyes to their true interests"! Never, I
fear. All communication with the inte
or is cut off. Yours, &c.
The report that Gen. Rea was at Yu
ebla is fully confirmed: and the Ge
nius of Liberty" of the 27th ult. says—
" Our troops under Col. Childs were
bombarding the city from the surroun
ding heights." The sante paper of the
2nd inst. has the following—Gen. Santa
Anna, never so badly discomfited, was,
at the latest accounts, at Puebla. His
force, after its junction with that of
Gen. Rea, amounted in infantry and
cavalry to 3000 men, and was quarter.
ed in the Convent of St. Carmel,.
The Americans under Col. Child;
strongly fortified in a massively built
and very capacious convent belonging
to the same city, conscious of the
strength of their position, were await
ina reinforcements in the utmost secu
rity and tranquility.
At intervals bombs were thrown, but
the city, we are happy to state, has not
received much injury front their explo
sion, up to the date of this account.
Further Interesting Detitik.
Our latest papers contain further ad
ditional particulars of the recent battles
near the City of Mexico. Two columns
in small type of the North American,
are occupied giving a list of the killed
and wounded. Our space will not per
mit us to copy this list. The Pennsyl
vanians suffered severely. Capts. Wnt,
H. lavtil and JAS. CALDWELL, of Mifflin
county, and Private Wm. H. Deitrich,
of this county, nre among the wounded,
Capt. E. C. WILLIAMS, of Harrisburg,
slightly wounded. The total in killed
and wounded is summed up thus:
Gen. Worth's Division 140 killed,
766 wounded, and 27 missing. Gen.
Twigg's Division-38 killed, 194 wound
ed, and 10 missing. Gen. Pillow's Di
vision-21 killed, II 1 wounded, and 10
missing. Gen. Quitman's Division-41
killed, 267 wounded. Total killed,
wounded and missing, 1623.
The Delta's correspondent furnishes
the following account of the entrance of
our troops into the city. Gen. Scott
tended on the morning of 14th to
make a lodgment on the New Pasco, en.
tering by the San Cosmo Gate and bot,i•
bard the city; for this purpose he ori. •;
ed Gen. Twigg's division to leave
Piedad and to proceed to support G-
On the night of the 13th, Santa Anna
evacuated all his positions and retreaticl
from the City, having had more this:
one-half of his army killed and wound.
ed or taken prisoners ; among the latte r
Gen. Bravo, with his stall; at Chapuhe
pec. Santa Anna found that if he foug at
on the 14th he would have hardly a tu
dy guard to cover his retreat.
Early in the morning two colurrhia
took up their march. Gens. Quitman
at the head of their corn
mands entered the Graud Antional Pin.
za at 7 o'clock. The columns having
formed in the Plaza by order of General
Quitman, the National Standard of the
Cerro Gordo Division, whilth the com
mand came to a present, was flung to
the breeze over the National Palace, and
it now waves triumphantly over the
Halls of the Montezumas.
Gen. Worth's command halted four
or five squares from the Plaza, where
Col. Garland was wounded. About B
o'clock, Gen. Scott and staff', in full uni•
form, escorted by the cavalry, entere4,