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IL "NTT ''...GDON JOLt '-.,AIL.
RT. JAMES CLARK
VOI,, XII, NO. 45.
enough to encourage the enemy to bring
out their largest armies and fight their
One of the hardest brushes we had,
after 1 got here, was the attack on Chap
ultepec. I had been into the city trying
to bring Santa Anna to terms; but,
when 1 found it was no use, I come out
and told Gineral Scott there was no way
but to fight it out, and, although I was
only the President's private embassador,
I didn't like to stand and look on when
he was so weak-handed, and if he would
tell me where to take hold I would give
him a lift. The Ginerel said he expect
ed there would be a hard pull to take
Chapultepec, and as Gineral Pillow was
placed where he would be likely to have
the heaviest brunt of it, I might be do
ing the country a great service if I
would jine in with Gineral Pillow, as
my experience under Gineral Jackson
and insight into military affairs would
no doubt be very useful to that valiant
officer. So I took hold for that day as
one of Gineral Pillow's aids.
When we come to march up and see
hoar strong the enemy's works was,
says 1, Gineral Pillow it is as much as
all our lives is worth to go right straight
up and storm that place in the face and
eyes of all their aims ; I think we ought
to fortify a little. Suppose we dig a
ditch round here in front of the enemy's
works. At that the Gineral's eyes flash
ed, and he swore right out. Says he,
"No, d—n the ditches, I've no opinion
of 'em ; they are nothing but a bother,
and never ought to be used. The best
way is to go right into the enemy pell
melt." So, on we went, and Pillow fit
like a tiger till he got wounded, and then
the rest of us that wasn't shot down had
to finish the work up the best way we
The long and the short of it is, we fit
our way into the city of Mexico and an
nexed it. Santa Anna cleared out the
; night afore with what troops lie had
left, and is scouring about the country
bESPATCHES FROM MAJOR DOWNING. to get some more places ready for us to
annex. When he gets another place all
CITY OF MEXICO, UUITED STATES, I ready for the ceremony, and gets it well
September 27, 1817.; fortified, and has an army of twenty or
Mit. GALES & SEATON My dear old i thirty thousand men in the forts and be
friends, I'm alive yet, though I've been j hind the breastworks, we shall march
through showers of balls as tlaidlc as hail , I down upon 'em with fitre or six thous.;
stones. 1 got your paper containing my ! and Men and go through the flurry.—
letter that I wrote on the road to the . After they have shot down about hair of
war. The letters I wrote afterwards, us, the rest of us will climb in, over the
the guerillas and rubbers are so thick, I mouths of their cannons, and annex that
think it's ten chances to one if you got ; place ; and so on, one after another.
'em. Some of Gineral Scott's letters is I It is pretty bard work annexin in this
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BY XARIA ROSEAU
Speak gently to the little child,
So guileltss and so fice,
Who with a trustful loving heart,
Puts confidence in thee.
Speak not the cold and careless thoughts
Which time bath taught the well,
Nor breathe ono word whose hitter tone
Disraesx might soem to tell.
If on his brow there rests a cloud,
However light it be,
Speak loving words, and let him feel
He has a friend in thee;
And do not send him from thy side
Till un his face shall reef
The joyous look, the sunny smile
That mark a happy breast.
Oh! te_ach him •rots should be his aim,
To Cheer the aching heart,
To strive where thickest darkness reigns
Some radiance to impart ;
To spread a peaceful quiet calm
Where dwells the noise of strife,
Thus doing good and blessing all
To spend the whole of life.
To love, with pure affection deep,
All creatures great and mall,
And still a stronger love to bear
For Him who made them ell.
Remember, 'tis no common task
That thus to thee is given
To rear a spirit tit to be
The inhabitant of beaten.
Missing just in the same way. Now! way ; but that is the only way it can be
We've got the city of Mexico annexed, I done. It twill be necessary for the Pres
think the Postmaster General ought to ident to keep hurrying on his men this
have a more regular line of stages run- way to keep our rnnks full, for we've
ming here, so our letters may go safe.—! got a great deal of ground to go over
I wish you would touch the President' yet. What we've annexed in Mexico,
and Mr. Johnson up a little about this so far, isn't but a mere circumstance to
mail-stage business, so they may keep what we've got to do.
all the coachmakers at work, and see! Some think the business isn't profit
that the farmers raise horses as fast as ! able ; but it's only because they have'nt
they can, for I don't think they have ; ciphered into it fur enough to under
any idea how long the roads is this way,' stand it. Upon an average, we get at
nor how fast we are gaining south. lf ; least ten to one for our outlay, any way
We keep on annexin as fast as we have y,,u can figure it up—l mean in the mat
done a year or two past, it wouldn't take, ter of people. Take, for instance, the
touch more than half a dozen years to city of Mexico. It cost us only two or
get clear down TO t'other end of South three thousand men to annex it, after
America, clear to Cape Horn, which 'we got into the neighborhood of it ; and
would be a very good stopping place ; we get at least a hundred and fifty thou
for then, if our Government got into bad sand people in that city, and some put
sledding in North America, and found it down as high as two hundred thou:
thettiselves in a dilemma that hadn't no sand. Some find fault With the quality
horn to suit 'ern, they would have a horn of the people we get in this country,
in South America that they might hold ~lest as if tnat had any thing to do with
on to. i the merits of the case. They ought to
I hope there aint no truth in the story remember that in a Government like
that was buzz'd about here in the army ours, where the people is used for voting,
a day or two ago, that Mr. Polk had an ' and where every nose counts one, it is
idta i when we get through annexin down the number that we are to sten about in
this Wan of trying his hand at it oter ancexin, and not the quality, by no
in Europe and Africa, and round there. means. So that in the matter of people
.t.nd, to prevent any quarrelling before-; we are doing a grand business. And as
about it on this side of the water, to the money, it is no matter what it
ageing to agree to run the Missouri costs us, for money grows in the ground
, romise line over there, and cut En- in Mexico, and can always be had for
>e up into free States and Africa into digging.
. :ye States. Now, I think he had bet- There's a thousand things in this coun ,
• - keep still about flak till we get this try that I should like to tell you about
.)outh 'America business all done, and if I had time; but things is so onset-
<tell tied up. It isn't well for a body to tied hero yet, that I have rather a con
%are too much business on his hands at fused chance to write. So 1 must break
'ince. There's no knowing what little off here, and write a few lines to the
flurries we may get into yet ; and there's President ; but remain your old friend,
always danger if you have ton much in all latitudes, clear down to Cape
sail spread in a squall. Howeeer, F I Horn. MAJOR JACK DOWNING
haven't time to talk about this now:
You will get the accounts of the bat
tles in Gin'rl Scott's letters, so I needn't
tty a great deal about them
aeon ; hard np-hill work all the way
troin Vera Cruz here ; and I don't think
my old friend Gincral Jackson himself
would have worked through all the diffi-
culties and done the business up better
than Gineral Scott has.
and the wounded, the dead and the dy
ing, scattered all along the way for three
hundred miles, it's a heart aching
thought I don't love to think about it.
It igloo bad that we didn't have more
men, so as to march straight through
without fighting, instead of having just
To James K. Polk, President of the Uni
ted States, and all ✓annexed Countries:
DEAR SIR: 1'1h) done toy best, accor
ding to your directions, to get round
Santa Anna, but it is all no use. He's
as slippery as an eel, and has as many
lives as n cut. 'Frist and I together
can't hold hint, and Scott and Taylor
can't kill him off. We get fast hold of
him with our diploinatice, but he slips
through our fingers; and Scott and Tay=
for cuts his head off in everS, town
where they catch him, but he always
conies to life in the next town, and
shows as many heads as if he had nev
er lost one. I had a long talk with him
But the killed
CCORRECT PRINCIPLES-.-SUPPOkTES BY TRUTA4]
AUNTINGDON, PA., TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1847,
in the city, and pinned hitn right doWn I Love in a Printing Office. when beyond my reach, and with her
to the bargain he made with you when I I once heard an old Jour remark that roguish face peering in at the doorway, _
you let hint into Vera Cruz, and asked a printing office Was ho place for love shouted, ..I say, Charley, what kind of •
him why he didn't stick to it. He said making, and 1 have siii'de experienced i a roller does my hand make!" 1 The summer has left us wit h her gar.
he did stick to it as far as circumstan- the truth of his observation—being now i "Oh," said I, "you take too much
lands of flowers, and her sunny days.—
ces rendered it prudent. perfectly convinced that the flower of i ink."
Autumn with her clear skies and whole
" But," says I, "Gineral Santa Annai love can never bloom iii the midst of '• "Ha! Ha!" she laughed, "well good
that aint the thing; a bargain's a bar- types, stands and printing ink. bye Charly—thats my itnpressibn ha ! sonic air, is with us. So still was the
death of Summer that we knew of it
gain, and if a man has any honor he It was my fortune once tti Sojdurh for I ha!" only by the presence of Autumn. For
will stick to it. Now," says 1, "did'nt a few days in the village bf --. I 1 went to the glass and surveyed my
you agree, if the President would giVe Directly opposite the office was a pretty self for a moment, and verily believe I ourself we do not sigh to think that the
hut July and the thick =aired August
orders to our Commodore to let you into white cottage with a rose bush elaiiiber- I could have passed for a Guinea negro
Vera Cruz, did'nt you agree to put your ing around the casement, and I was not without the slightest difficulty. have given place to mild beautiful Sep.:
tember. We do not mourn that the
shoulder to the wheel and help on this long in making the discovery that the I "And so," said Ito myself, "this is
burning Summer - sun and brazen sky
annexin business, so as to snake easy aforesaid white cottage with the rose love in a printing office. The devil fly
are superceded by the gentler warmth,
work of ill And now, I ask you, as a shaded window,
contained a fair inmate away with such love," • aiid the sweet blue sky of Autumn.
man of honor, have you done ill" a flower whose beauty outshone the re; Witty, if not all True.
"Circumstances alters cases, Major," see that clustered around the window.
A friend at our elbow, says the Pitts- But the fact jhai these days are gone,
Says Santa Anna. "When Mr. Polk She was a little blue eyed, saucy crea- burg American; sticks to itthat the re -, though we
us bf the flight of time; and al-
Saysthough we welcome the change, yet
' and I had that understanding, lie I tare, of the village. Her name was
turns from Westinoreland are the tame
' thought he needed a few more votes Mary—Sweet poetic Mary. •
tally-sticks that were sent in ISI4 w i t h gaze at the landmarks erected in our
, we feel a sadness in the heart when we
' than lie could muster in his own coun- ot !lain, a poetic passion for the name of Mary." only sonic verbal Alterations. In gloom .
boyhood and see them receding from
'try to bring him into the Presidency
' another term. So we agreed, if ' T It was a beautiful summer morning they use a pine stick. On one side ' our view. And there were hours very
and I had raised the window to admit they put an owl for "Democrat," and pleakint to the memory that existed in
' would turn over the votes of Mexico
'to ]biro to bring him in another term, the cool breeze from the flower decked on the other a coon for "Whig," and as the Summer that is gone. Hopes have
afterwards turn over his fields, and it was not long before 1 per. every elector comes with a jack-knife, been born in those hours which are now
' he would
' part of the votes in North America to ceited that the cottage windows were al. he notches knowingly on the side he growing reality ; and some alas ! that
so hoisted, Rini that Sweet little Mary wants to vote. In most parts of Barks lie dead at our feet. But nouwithstand
' me, so as to bring me in the next time. ,
' But I soon found it would be ' throwing was seated near it, busily with county they use beans. The small white ing we have loved the Summer; we love
4 our labor away , for Mr. Polks part of her needle. 1 worked but engaged little that are the Whigs; the speckled, green, the Aututtin
fav mororit e: e
morning. My eyes constantly wander. white and yellow are for the Democrats, She a
, the votes in his country was getting
' to be so small that they wouldn't do : eel towards the cottage window, where and black beans are allowed to the Ab- cool and pleasant days; her fair, glori.
ous sky and exhilerating winds, velour;
• much good to either of us. So I con- ! little Mary sat, and all sorts of strange olitionists. After they arc counted, the
' eluded to hold on to what I had got. :
• and fantastic notions whirled through beans are put back and remain for the How can it be otherwise than that we
should love her, for with a - charming
' and stick to the presidency of Mexico. imy fancy-lighted brain, and I began to next election for Governor. Then as a
"Then," says 1, "you (tint a going to •
" ' think 1 felt a slight touch of whnt the Democrat or a Whig dies, they take one
age;theygrace she bestows upon us her luscious
fruits,. and magnificent flowers; the
stick to your bargain, are you'!" poets call sovp, sliding 11l at the corner out, or one comes of put one
in: They hale a good rule there, which
Of trig heart:meanwhile her fair open brow is render
',No.," says he, ' , circumstances alters 1 A -,. phased
I made me acquainted with Mary—Hear. tage ; they nerd. allow a mail to vote I overflows from the clear blue of her eye.'
Then I tried to scare him out of it. I
told hitn our folks would whip the INlcic 1
ens ! she was a sweet creature—she had until he is Married; This id under the See is our benefactress ; therefore we
icons all into shoestrings in a little while.
: a form that Would have stunned the fa- supposition that he has little dif;cretion !!' ).- e her;
moos Venus do Medici—a cheek that until he gets it front his wife. By the
And it made no odds whether he fit for Domestic Happinets.'
annexin or against it, we should go on outblushed the richest peach—and a lip same process of reasoning, they allow
Alt ! what so refreshing, so soothing;
that would have tempted a bee from his ! him to vote as soon as lie has a wife, the
jest the same, and before another year so satisfying, as the placid joys of home!
was out Mr. Polk would be President of !live en a frosty morning I thought as fact of his marrying being taken as et '
See the traveller—does duty call him
ngazed on in mete admiration that I ideate that he has come to the use, WI
every foot of Mexico; for we should get
upon one so exquisitely I notyears, ofdiscretion. mar- ,
. for a season to leave his beloved circle !
though annexin the whole of it. had never looked' A minor. ~ ,
The of his eartlili lidppmeas con
"Very well," says he, "go on; the beautiful. She seemed the embodiment tying there is what is called "hiking the ,
' Mexicans like the busines s they can of all that is lovely and bewitching. beans." But Berks, like Saxon Eng. ! tinkles vivid iii his reirictithrante,it quick
' stand it longer than Mr. Polk can i for ,q time passedon, andonedayland;has common aw usages I
Well • lpeculiar' ens him to diligence, it makes him hail
expressed a desire to visit the to only certain districts. j the hour which sees his p'tirpoic accom
-4 Mr; Polk Will have all the work to do ! lished, and his face turned toward
j i nr a in r t Y ing office. Oh! tho't I, what a Interesting Incident.
' over again every year as lung as he : home; it coMinuitse With hiM as he
chance! I'll do it there , yes there in
A letter from ati officer in Mexico, te ' journeys, and lie hears the promises
, lives, for there isn't a place in all
the m idst of the implements of mine
' Mexico that will stay annexed anyllia family in New York, gives a
art—whyhouldn' I - I 'Are in a Pita. glow- : which rouses him to hope, "Thou shalt
' lthiger than jest while you are holding ,
, 'mg O ffi ce—eh ! was something ~
and glorious victories in and about the in peace, and thou .shalt sisit thy tuber
' on to it."
So you see there's no doing any thing orioinal in
etas' and I resolved to try it city of Mexico,
at a'll hazzards.,includes the following ! uncle and not sin." 0 i the joyful re
with Santa Anna. What course it is , soul-stirring incident. i union of 9 divided family—the pleasures
Well, Mary came to the office and I
best to take now seems rather a puzzle; explained " * * * I rejoice in the glorious !Of reiiew&l interview and conversation
I havn't time to giva you my to her the various iinpfeinents
latirels Which the Rifles hare won. It , after days of absence:
of the•finabic airr—the press and the
about it in this despatch, but will r t• i ; '' t. ' c s i is, as all acicnowledge, the fighting Reg- ,' Beheld the. Man of science—lie drops
, roller—the ink and the stands and the
soon. Give my love to Mr. Richie, I iment of the army. It entered Chapul- ' the laborious arid siniMtil research—chi- .
meant to write him too, but 1 shill have boxes t
' he A B C'F• I took an opportunity
tepee simultaneously with the storming , sea his volume—smoothes his wrinkled
to ivdit till next time: ' to snatch her hilly white hand, and she
It wits fi rst in all the enemy's , brow—leaves his study, and, unbending
' drew it back knocked d stick full of party.
Your faithful friend and private em- , . '. works from Chapultepee to the Citadel. himself, stoops to the capacities, yields
matter into pt.
bassador, It was the first entered the city and : to the wishes, and mingles with the di-
MAJOR JACK DOWNING. Ity
"I must have a kiss for that, mv pret
first planted its triton Kant banner on ; versions of his children.
said I, and at it I went . ' I
Pof I IV P '
the Glace Lie lontezu .
mas Whe , e; i '
aged to twist my arm around her waist;• i "He will not blush that hath a father's heart,
vet bloody work Was to be done, 'The
and in struggling to free herself, she up-To take, in childish play. a childish part ;
Rifles' was the cry, and they were there. But bends his sturdy neck. to play the toy,
set a galley of Editorial, n long article
All speak of them in terms of praise and That youth takes pleasure in, to please the boy."
OD the Oregon question. Nothing daun
ted, I made at her again. This time ladmiration. Let me give you but a sin- i Take the man of trade—what recon
was more successful, for I obtained a I gle instunce. Some of their officers 1 cites him to the toil of business 1 What
and men wore standing together when '
kis,. Be St. Paul! it was a sweet one enables him teS endued the fastidiousness
and the 'little witch bore it like a tear- Gen: Scott happened to ride by. Cheek-1 and impestinenee of customers 'I What
tyr ing his horse; he returned their salute,
she never screamed once; but de 1 . rewards him for so many house of tedi
raised my lips from hers, she lifted tier Saying with great energy and emphasis: : otts confinement I By and by the sea
delicate little lided, Mid gave me a box 'Brave Rifles .' Veterans ! You have son of intercourse will arrive ; he will
on the ear, that muds me see more stars been baptized in fire and blood, and hiss liehold the desire of his eyes and the
than ever was viewed by Herschel come oat steel.' Had you seen the un- children of his love, for whom he resigns
through his big telescope. Somewhat bidden tear stealing to the eyes of those , hi s ens , ; and in their welfare and rec. ,
nettled, and with my cheek smarting rough but gallant spirits whose hearts ° m os.,
with pain, I again seized her waist and knew no fear, and who had net‘er yet in ! Yonder comes the laborer—he has
said, "Well if you don't like it, just take their long trial; faltered or fallen back ; ' borne the labor and heat of the day ; the
back the kiss." She made a deaperate While their flashing eyes and upright descending sun has released him from
struggle, as she jerked Iteself from my
forms be spoke its truth, you would have , his toil, and he is hastening home to en
army, her foot struck the lye-pot, and felt with me that such words as those i joy repose. Half way down the lane,
over it went! Another galley of Edito- wiped out "
long months of hardship and i by the side of which stands his cottage,
vial Was eprinked coSer the floes end in his children run to meet him. One he
lies efforts to reach the door, her foot ELootscs . r.—We make the following ' carries and one he hounds. The compan
slipped and she fell, and in the effort to extract front a speech delivered by the ion of his humble life is ready to fur
detain herself, her hand—her little Hon. B. F. Hallet, at Bunker Hill. Speak- ' nish him with his humble repast. See
white hand—the same little hand that ing of England's arrogant interference his toil-worn countenance assume an
had come in contact with my ear--- in the negotiations of our government air of cheerfulness ! his hardships are
'oh horrible! wits stuck up to the elbow s for the anntssation of Texas; the orator !.ii gotten ; fatigue vanishes; he cats and
in the ink keg! Shade of Franklin! indignantly exclaims i ,is satisfied. The encoding fair, he Walks
what a change over the beauty of that I "England opposed to slavery, indeed! ' with uncovered head around hid Orden;
hand! She slowly drew it from the England, the modern Babylon of Miele'. cutters again, and retires to rest ; and
keg dripping with itik, and asked the ty, hypocrisy, and refined despotism, . " the rest of a laboring man is sweet,
what use 1 made of tar ! I began to be i sitting in the high places of her power, 'vliether he eats little or much." Inhab
seriously alarmed, and apologized in the with one foot of her iron oppression up- stunt of thus lowly dwelling ! who can
hest manner I could and to tny surprise, ,on down-trodAsn Ireland, and the other he indifferent to thy comfort ! Peace bo
she seemed rather pleased than angry, i on plundered , India ; her right band re- i lii this house !'
but there was a "lurking devil in her i eeiving the price of blood from the poor --
eye" that told me that there was this=' Chinese, whom her cannon had forced ' CLERICAL WIT.—"I fear," said a coon;
chief afloat." As I s um surveying the to continue to besot themselves with try curate to his fleck, "when I explain
black covering of her hand, scarcely her opium ' to enrich her East India mcr- ed Co you, in my last charity sermon,
able to surpress a laugh at its strange chains ! England with her hundred that philanthropy was the love of our
metamorphosis, she quickly raised it on ! million worse than slaVes in Hindostan, . species, you must have misunderstood
High, and bro't it down "leer slap" upon , her tilenty million of starving operatives me to say specie, w!iielt may account for
my cheek 1 Before I could recover ' —and her seven million of wronged and the smallness of the collection.. You
from my surprise, the same little hand outraged Irishmen—she to whine over will prove, I hope by yOur present con
again left its inky imprint on my cheek. ' slavery 111 the United States which we tribution, that you are no longer labor
"Why Mary, I exclaimed, What are , rtilierit froth her original cupidity ! She kg under that mistake."
you about." to raise her voice for philanthropy; in
"I think you told me you rolled itik her luxurious palaces, built of the bones The Smallest Horse yet.—A mere 'pig
on the form," with a loud lough, and and muscles and blood of her worse My horse; weighing only forty-five'
again her hand lit upon m'y face.--taking than sliOe label', rind to' tell how benev- ' pcbnds the smalleet one that ever lived,
me' 6 broad slap in the itliddle of the olently desirous she is to break off ev- ;has been sent to Gen. Tom Thumb as
countenance and most wofully bedaub-' cry body's sin but her own ; and to 1 a present from Java. le is a great
ing My eyes. With a light step and abolish black slavery throughout the . wonder, and the little General will
Merry peal of laughter she skipped world. Magnificent hutnbuggery ! doubtless find him a valdablenequisition'
through the door. She turned back Splendid hypocrisy !" to his personal convenience..
Smoot,Aa.---On Sunday week, during
the moment intelligence of the late bat
tle in the city of Mexico was being
transmitted to Philadelphia, by the
Telegraph, two Doves which were
perched upon the wires near the rail
road depot nt Marcus Hook, were ob.
served to fall to the ground very sod=
denly. A gentleman who witnessed the
occurrence, approached and found one
of the birds dead—the other fluttering
away apparently wounded. On exam
ining the dead bird, a hole ns if made
by a small ball, was found in its breast,
passing entirely through its body. We
leave the fact to be accounted for by
those who know more of the nature of
electricity than we profess to.---[Del
aware Co. Republican.
SELFISIINESS.—SeIfishness has no
sou!. It is a heart of stone encased in
iron. Selfishness cannot see the miser
ies of the world—it cannot feel the pangs
of thirst and hunger. It robs its own
grave—sells its own bone to the doctor,
and its soul to the devil. Who will not
fight manfully against a selfish disposi
tion 1 It grows gradually, atid when
mutual increases day by day. Prosper
ity and good luck feeds the passion.
Siltcr and gold makes rt laugh outright:
Who has no seen the eyes of the selfish
water at a good trade I—who has not I
seen him leap for very joy at the rise of !
flour, while the poor were starving about
himi Selfishness is a passion of hell, '
and all good men should labour to keep
it there: An anecdote is told of Bantle
a French author, which may serve to
illustrate this passion. He called upon
a dying man, to obtain his opinion on a
new comedy, and insisted that he should
Ihear him read it.—Consider," said the
dying man, "I have not more than an
hour to live." "Ay," replied the selfish
man, "but it will occupy but half the
Consolation.—. Are you not afraid
that your wife will get married again
when you die?"
hopo she may,. as there will then
be one than in the world who will know
how to pity me !."
EDITOR AND PROPRIETO
WHOLE NO. 615,
BV D. W. BARTLETT,