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Thursday, May AO, 18444
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FOR CANAL , COl/OISBIONEL
or MONTGON cOUNTT,
Particular attention' is invited_to our
advertking columns this wick.
• .Wlitsr.—The Locofoepapers which accu
sed General Irvin of giving 50 barrels' of Flour
to the suffering Irish mere b , to catch votes, aro
'mighty whist about it sinilfe -tbat quiet dona
tion (worth $300) is conttlisted with Govsenor
Shank's, who gave a mess#gc in their behalf.
We clip the above morgaulrom the Feder
al organ, up street, otlasto Week. It was un
doubtedly penned to "soft}sodder" the "igno
rant Irish," as it petulantly dnbed them in '44,
and vividly calls to mind the manner in which
it then belabored, and cudgeled, and denounced
them, with its true " NatiVe American" preju
dices and ferocity, as unfit:to he entrusted with
the eight of. suffrage. ' Nis evident, however,
Item the above, that "a elinnge has come over
the ;pi& of its dreams," end that our neigh
bor, upon the principle that desperate cases re
stirodespeiste resorts, is intent upon seducing,
like the serpent the bird it 'Would destroy, those
-eery " ignorant Irish" into . the merciless jaws
Of its iron league.
Gen: Irvin gave 50 barrels of Flour: then
the 300 barrels, as the se . pry first ran in the
Federal journals.-is reduetill five-sixths ! Re 7
ally, it cannot co through knany more editions
without being entirely spoiled—annihilated!
"A quiet donation"-=What 'nonsense and
hypocricy ! Who does n 4 know , that the sto
ry of this gift has been °lined and re-echoed
by every Federal organ itt the • State, until it
has become threadbare and stale! Who has
not heard it used as the iris of the most .ex
travagant panegyrics by liis partizan presses
and friends wherever there was an Irish citi
zen to deceive 'by such mock and mercenary
pretensions to munificencol And yet it was a
"quid donation !" Nonsense. If We, could not
tell a more consistent lie than that - we would
not tell any. - The truth in Mr. Irvin is a per
fect advertisement of all the contributions he
makes, and he and his- friCnds have taken pe
culiar pains to trumpet his late donation over
the Commonwealth as one ; of surpassing
rosity. Mr. Shrink is ,snubbed for his inability
to give as much as the wealthy iron lord, who
is realizing his thirty to fiirty thousand dollars
per annum, clear profit, *ler the. Tariff of '46,
and the people are called aim to elect the La
tter to an important office hecauss of his oppor
tune and ostentatious chatty!
But the most dastardly;eut of all, is the in
sinuation that Gov. Shrink gave nothing but a
message. If by this our;'neighbor mean that'
he contributed nothing to'aid in relieving the
suffering of Ireland, we Inive the authority for
pronouncing the allegation false. It maybe
that Gov. Shank did not ' , contribute 300, or e
ven 50 barrels of Flour, 'linens*, as before ste
ed, unlike his wealthy eninpetitor, im had not
the means. But we are filly assured that he
gave a handsome donation, which was greater
in proportion to his abilitiieven, than the much
vaunted electioneering gift of his Federal rival.
And what is better and fi# more to his credit,
neither he nor his friends bawl sounded strum
pet to apprize the world of his liberality, as the
friends of Irvin have donii.
Theme of such ostentatious alnis-givers is
admirably depicted in thefollowing saying from
an old but much venerated Book, to which our
neighbor'anttention is b . iected :
"Therefore when thmi doest alms, do not
soand a'tnunpet,as the ,tl.vpocrites do, in the
synagogues, sad in the streets, that they may
**slaty of men. Vthly I say unto, you,
alailleve their reward.'4':
„ The int *use is* significant rebuke--the
ktit a lasi& :prophecy, is our opponents will
moittusurally learn' ou►e second Tuesday in
air The Register inainuates that the arti
cle which we copied frotnia reliable correspon
dent of the Pettneylvaniik from Centre coun
ty, Was written in Phliadilphia or Harrisburg,
(where its famous ,Ingetsoll letter doubtless
oriiinated.) . The truth iis , the letter is a *-
Übe Fobluction from s responsible Deniocrat
in Potter township,. Centre county, Ana fro 4
the terrible squirming of the organ man to wrig
gleaut.of and evade. the . facts it narrates, no
one tan fail to discover thit its force is fully
pracided. He dote not even -attempt to 41e
, ny - or disprove the stato , nent it contained, nor
43,0, he. pretend to rade the strictures upon
Gem. Irvin popularity , a Loma t which we sop.
ied it the, ease time from the . Centre Denup
nig, but tuft ilolelf Wiest lustily tope the
go- b yiiigiamiOnee,_desiOed , abOve. Pretty
;Mgeniosalyilone I But What a pity that, the
PO* Owner* cat
Thirieoesca4sce fekair, oointrocticp
sponsnahs method of . the same.
'Melt is now alearteifiett that 'there have
bum 10 Danocros pa A, rodondioto eheted
MCO I re a Tiribiai i t kTwo of Aim Iwo
etwime-by imOotitiolk of ale 41111* oth.
osii if sit tit' *Diets a($1:
ll'lWl te g u "'Ortliared to tento
vytlikir, *bout the "It tiio' yet ?
• • MOO* ~mods
Oar neighboe f the Register Ismakreelly be
hard pushed for an objeetioa , to. Gov. &trim,
judging from the lislianteter of, his. Late "milk
and:water" &Mei upon the old gentleman.—
' After having speiis. several months vainly ran
eking among thd Federal party rubbieb,at the
ca tatidAs ite,srlyae long a time at home,for some
thing to bang an objection upon,he has at length
discovered (what; everybody knew) that Gov.
Suomi has been So able, faithful and efficient
a public servant that the people have preferred
to keep him in their service for quite a long
term of years, even to the exclusion of Feder
al aspirants, and in direct opposition to the au
thority of the FOeml press. Mirabi/e dictu
Can it be that out neighbor is about to abandon 1 1
his "ruin' cand(date; and wheel his batteries]
into the ranks of Democracyl What means
t i bis testimony inregard to Gov. S's fidelity and
fitness—rthin eloquent, enlogy-this unmistaka
ble recommend? ; Our neighbor certainly will
not deny that, bad Goo. Suusu bean incompe
tent, or wanting :in integrity, the people would
have found it out and given him the go-by long
ago. This fact being self-evident, what other
construction can •.e . .1 placed upon his transparent
objection, than, that he is either so bard pushed'
as to loom all discretion, or else that he has be
coine disgusted with his iron league, and is med
itating treason against it—the last of which we
• loth to believe. 'Our neighbor certainly can
not mean that because Gov. Silos* has been a
faithful servant of the people for a long time,
this ought to discharge him from their employ.
Does he discharge his foreman at ttio end of
one peHod of service merely because he has i
,been faithful, and well and faithfully Compen
sated? Not he. 0, no : when he gets a good
baud be finds it to his interest to retain him,
and least of all does he discharge him because
he has paid him is fair price for his services.—
Nor does he over consider that Federal Massa
chusetts is in fault for continuing her Webster
and her Davis daring life at the government
pap. We never] bear him upbraiding the Fed
eralists of Philadelphia for keeping their S. It.,
Ingersoll perpetaaHly in the most lucrative
offices ; nor of the nation for striving to settle 1
a life office upon' their idol, Henry Clay. Yet
we suppose it Would be no difficult task to
show that either of them bas received dimes'
frOm the public; treasury where Gov. Sat Nu
has coppers. Bitch an objection, (if intended
for an objection) against the Websters„lnger 2
sells and Clays Of the Federal party, would be
scouted asiefinitely ridiculous by any sensible
man in; it. Butistill we find that because Gov.
SIIIINK has been the recipient of several offices,
all tending to diScipline him for the important
station,' be nOw 11115 kith such acknowledged
ability,' and }lasi received the - simple constitu
tional rennmeratien for his services, it is a
dre.sdfel thing that the soverign people should
talk of;calling him to a second term of service.
Our opponents are valorous " one term " men
when out, but when; through divisions in ow
Own ranks, or through fraud and stmtegens,
they can slip in such a vampire as Ritner or
Irvin, they always make a terrible fuss to giVe
him two terms. Such an objection as the
above, 'therefore, we consider fiat beyond all
comparison, and coming from such a source, it
is the very quintessence of hypocricy. We
again repeat, our neighbor must be hard push
ed fora fault' le Gov, Suess's character, or
else he is, disposed to give hie competitor the
bag to: hold-r-which is it?
General Irvin at Home.
The; Centre Democrat, printed in the coun
ty in Which resides the Federal candidate for
Governor, is laboring vigorously and . ably in
support of the Democratic nominees. From
that journid of the sth instant, we cut the fol
lowinglaragraphs. The fact that the Tariff
of 1142. was passed over with silent contempt,
by an Irvin meeting in the county in which Ir
vin resides, is almost incredible. Nothing
could he more significant :
ALAS, Poor Yosicie !—Our Federal Whig
neighbors, in their resolutions on Wednesday
evening, said not one word about the defunct
Itariffeif 1842. Not ntear was dropped to its
memory—not even a tender allusion made to
the snhject. ThiS, too, in Bellefonte, where
Gen. Irvin (the reputed father of the deceased
bantling,) lives. In common courtesy to the
'afflicted parent; a resolution of cominisseration
and Ondolence should have been passed, if for
no othker purpose.
.44 Riour..—Last week we had an oppor
trulitylof conversing with Democrats from ev-
I ery nouk and corner of Centre county, and learn
on all hand* that the best feeling exists in the
Demoeratie ranks- from one end to the other.
In some of those districts where they staid at
home by hundreds last fall, they all declare that
rain of shine, they will be tound on the second
Tnesty of cletolier next at the( polls, casting
their , te for -Honed Frank Shank Their
blood Ts up, and they are very impatient for
the arrival of the election day to give the "iron
leagues' its trial quietus.
Can't our neighbor of the Register
find seine Method of evading or denying the
chargii that " ruin" candidate, Irvin, voted
for that met odious of all infamous acts, the
Unkript I*, by which creditors, were ewin
dled of their honest dues to the amount of
?ad that, when the question to
reyie.a it was pending he operated and voted
w i n d pleb repeal! Come, neighbor, let Ws
hear . sOnsthisg about it from you, even if it is
a Ilatotootal denial of the 'allegation.
pat. A new argiurtent with the Federalism,
i n f a * of their " Bain" candidate, is kbat he
vo t e d tor that bantling OfFederaliam thetni
ted: Stites ;tank: It will Rio retiesebeced that
thisiOnats4 iwhiehthe fee:leis Adams " nip
' psorig_ i 1 00nd,' , vas rannWitated the Bea
r end Cpnyrnss of 1841-2, _lmt vetoed by Preii
dent tri,itt, an act which Peparated the FC&
araliata front him from that moment. Gen.
vin wit one of the supporters of be W.—
Commfitut is: ikeedlen.
, • ,
to • ha.
.Vie continue receive moat encouraging
news, iiity, the itinsytpaniair . , from the inte- !
rior. war 'notion is highly poptilar; and
has tad the' emocratio party in one solid
unit. Tb[i Pea ' ists,_sditured at their india
creet course t it, are trying to prove that
they are its frieodt! The game of the Feder
al leader in ibis city, in hanging out' the
name of G , rener4 Taylor for the Presidency, is
understood even by their own party friends,
and openly ridiculed by the 'Democrats as the
effort of alma:Opt party, ready for any +ven
ture that *Store them to power. • The
'attack of the Oat Federal favorite, Corwin,
upon the volunteers, in his anti-war speech of,
February last,trill not fail of producing its
proper effect uPen those who have relatives in
Mexico; it iiilllshow them,' if it does nothing
else, how far .th movement in favor of General
Taylor is sincerit. The Tariff question is also
working wondriis. The opposition are ready
to compromise iced say nothingabout it ; but
we hope the DeMocrats will continue to remind
them their *any predictions end their bit
ter denunciation's, when the new Tariff became
a law. The het ivy profits of those who were
to be ruined by the new law—the prosperity
of the farmer, ?Idle was to be deprived of a
home market--;s' l nd the abounding welfare of
the country—ail these are so many arguments
which cannot bet too frequently or too strongly
alluded to. 1 1 9 are glad to know that they
are having their . ; proper influence.
From the region of the Juniata—the region
which is represented by the Federalists to be
wild with the Irvin fever—we hear nothing
but glad tidingti. . Centre county, where Mr.
Irvin resides, so all accounts agree in saying,
will be right site up fox-Shank and Longstreth.
The Democracy of - that county are not to be
I cheated into the belief that the Tariff or Ruin
candidate is the only man fit to be Governor.
1 He was nominated for a purpose which cannot
I take place. Ile was placed in his present po
sition that he riiight take advantage of the dis
astrous results that were expected to flow.from
the new Tariff.!, These results, however, have
not transpired..i Like the anticipated thunder
and lightning ip: a theatre, always so necessary
to a crisis, but : rften so difficult to manage; the
anticipated ealemity has not taken place ; and
poor Mr. Irvin, from the very prominence
which he is made to occupy, is quoted against
himself. Eve finger points to his furnaces,
active with industry—every eye is running up
his columns of; profits—and every tongue is
drawing the unanswerable comparison between
the prediction of bi • s friends falsified in his
own person! What wonder, if, under such
1 eircumstances,Pentre county should roll up:a
cool thousand against the man who is doing so
well under IldrZ Walker's fatal Tariff at home?
We repeat, lie prospect is full of encourage
ment. All see j tionti of the Democracy are
' united. Everi where the voice of discord is
hushed. On trll bands we see the auspices of
a crowning trilniph in October. ,
TroubiC in the Wigwam.
Under this head the' New York Globe fur
lashes the folkiiving capital." hit off" upon the
singular and aemewhat strange Condition of
the Federal Wiig party in regard to a Presi
dential knag fiiir the race of 1848. Nothing ' ,
could have beet' more appropriate or well-timed
Our Whig ftiends are in a peck of trouble !
on the subjecelof the next President; and we
cannot pereeivti how we can extricate them.—
One wing his iibminated General Taylor—sub
ject to the decision of a National Convention ;
—another wiqg has nominated him without
any questions ht hall. The beads of the party
are opposed tat a military chieftain ; and the'
lump of the whole concern bitterly oppose him
as a slave-holder ;—then, to crown all these
difficulties, "Geb. Scott steps forward—captures
Vera Cruz'anir the Castle—fights a mighty
battle, and defeat; Santa Anna—takes up his
line of march tar the Halls of the Mentezumas,
and is, by thiktime, in the City of Mexico—
having conquied a peace, or driven the Con-,
dress and the 'Cabinet from the Capital ; and.
in all these gallant achievements, overshadow
ed the rots of old Rough and Ready—
who, with c
,acteristic zeal and activity, is
keeping thingii straight in Northern Mexico, 1
and abiding hie 'time. Mr. Webster is willing
to be Vice Prieident with either Scott or Tay
ler ;—while Clay's friends are determined. to
stand by him to the last ; and the whole val
ley of the Misiiissippi is in favor of Judge Mc-
Lean, who weir a Republican of the old school,
and an emineitt civillian.
What canlib do to reconcile these conflict
ing opinions add unpleasant dissensions? Thel,
West will not. support Scott—the Whigs of
the East will tiot, vote for Taylor or Clay, and ,
neither sectiolis quite ready for a compromise
on McLean. M'eanw'hile, Gen. Taylor gets it,
severely, frock; the Abolition section pf the
Whig party. af he will manumit his slaves,
throw up his t'ibuimission in the army and retire,
to his farm, hi' will, they say, ." have claims on
their consideition." The Taylor-Whigs, in
the Middle Stites, wish that clever gentleman,
and highly reniectable Whig, Clayton, of Del
i aware,' to run n the ticket with him, for Vice
President; 14 Webster trill not consent to'
this, and Barite is taking the wind' out of his
Boils 02. the South. Clouds are arising all
mind; ambitibus military chieftains are cross
ing their swords ; the enemies of the South,
and all'the **tics, are loud in their dem...-.
t Ilaverz; Judge McLean is 1, , _ on,
is a soupier morning, and - old
West, i#i he order and condition,
fors race with . any of them, and is
wind L i nd bottom, whenever Lis friends
to trot him out. In the mean time,
the Whig' papers - are most &golly a
ths,:brave and Most worthy patriot,
*ylor. pTake . for example the following
' /katin rug:
added Oatter.—A man whose trade has
hateful 'runaway slaves amid the
iitranda, and butchering the poor
beelines they harbored thware foefaves,
the slave-dri upon th'il
o e rd=ilVft Lull
y—find none the lessidernalincause
h a;mananust be never rtesitkpoy
a of the free States.
lialtd 1 1
i d s
We do upt see the Democratic papers assail
General Taylor ; they admire his patriotism,-
applaud hi* gallantry, and admit most cordial
ly and sincerely that he merits the confidence
of, his country in.any station in which he may
be placed;;' it is„tho Whigs whose shamefully
abuse him befOre long, in addition to
his being M military chieftain, stained with
1/100d—al4outhem man, and a slave-holder,
we expect to see him denounced as a Demo
crat Tip. will be the matter, rely upon it;
and as thiags stand at present, we do not wish
to interfere in this family quarrel.
Alpaper in Mexico, in speaking of a
suitable sureessor for Gen. Santa . Anna, in the
event of his death, brings forward the name of
Daniel Wbster, of the United - States, and
says, "his acceptance of the post would not on
ly bring the sympathy of the Anti-Democratic
party to t4ir support, but also their bayonets !"
We wondet if such paragraphs in the Mexican
papers deist make the young meta in the Fed
eral party blush andlang their heads in shame
If it does not they. must be hardened in their
guilt I—SO says the Doylestown Democrat.;
CROP.—We regret to learn from
our excliangesthat the wheat crop this season
is quite unpromising. It is said that in the
southern portions of this State much t fit has
winter-killed. The Illinois papers mention
the same fact in relation to the crop in the
The lovers of fun will reuiemher that
Howes & Co's mammoth Circus--:robably the
best in the country—will visit this Village this
day week. Performance in the ifternoou and
evening. Admittance 25 eta.
Dar LICENSE LAW IN N. Y.—The Albany
Argos of Saturday mentions the total repeal of
the late license law in that state by a vote of
25 to 2 in the Senate, and 68 ,to 38 in the
Lieut. Uunter's Case.
We sec it stated that Lieut. IiuNTER. (who,
with one vessel) compelled the town of Alva
rado to surrender, has been.dismissed from the
Squadron ; reprinianded. This is the sentence,
of a Court Martial of Naval Officers, called tol,
act on his case. Our. readers will recollect;
that he was sent in advance of the' squadron I
tureconnilitre Alvarado, with instructions not I
to palls the bar nor act on the offensive until
the squadron's; arrival. On approaching the
town with his three gun steamer; - he ,aaw the.,
Mexicansbarrying off public property and burn-1
ing public buildings, and believing that unless!
he struck a hold blow at once, the place would:
be stripped and worthless by the time Corn.
Perry arrived, he opened a fire on the- town,l
which surrendered a - ter a dozen, shots, though
it was strongly fortified, contained 7000 in -1
hatitants and waa under the protection of a,,
valiant Mexican general with ,4000 troops, who;
fled on yielding the town. These were the
considerations which prompted Lieutenant
Hinter to take the town, and the only harm ,
the gallant act done, was to disappoint the
vanity of Commodore Perry, who expected -to'
win thelaureli himself.
The sentence of Lieut.. Hunter tinder such
circumstances, adds no laurels to COnnnodore
Perry. The idea of punishing an officer for
adding honor to his Country and flag, is su
premely ridiculous! Lieut. Hunter has •not
been dismissed from the service, but merely
from the Gulf Squadron. He retains his rank
in the Navy. Commodore Perry has issued
his repriinand which is exceedingly undignified
in its tone, and unbecoming in . a commanding
officer. It is neither more nor lea's than an of
i finial taunt, displaying a bad temper, and
scarcely attempts to answer the , object of a
reprimand, growing out of the circumstances
' which rendered Mr. Hunter amenable to cen
sure. -So at least it Seems to us:—Easton
Capture of Tillman.
News has been received at New Orleans by
the schooner Gen. Patterson ; of the capture of
Tuspan by Com. Perry.
The (len. Patterson fell in with Com.. Perry
and hii squadron on their return from the
Ttispan expedition on the 24th ultimo, twenty
five mileA North of Vera Cruz.
She Was boarded by an offcer trom the U.
S. Steamer Scorpion, who put letters on board,
and who reported tn Capt. Jackson that on the
19th, Tuspan had been taken, after a fierce
and determined resistance by the Mexicali
troops. 'We lost some four men killed and
fourteen wounded, among wh. m were four of
ficers. Capt. Tatnall slightly. Lieut. Parker
severely, Lieut. Hartstein, and Passed Mid
shipman hounds, slightly.
The Mexicans finding other resistance una
vailing spiked all their guns, razed the defen
ces of the placeand then abandoned it:
FROM CRIIIVAIIIIA.—AthiCOB Prom Chihua
hua to 20th March, via. Sakillo, 'states that
COI. Doniphan was prepared to make a treaty
with the Governor of that State, by which the
Mezicami should guarantee the safety of the
American residents, and keep themselves aloof
from the 'war, and the American army to evac
nate the country. The proposition was favor
ably received, and- it was exTected that in .a
few days ;Col. Doniphan's regiment would be
on 'its way to join Gen. Taylor.
TIM STATE INTERZST.—The State Treas
urer of Pennsylvania has again addressed his
circular to the various counties of the State,
urging the repetition of endeavors to provide
means for the payment of the interest -due on
the State debt, on the first of August next.—
Pennsylvania, upon such (meadow, expects
eery man to do his duty ; and not Jet our good
old State swing a moment behindi and.
Sir (len. Pillow has won great reputation
by his heroic conduct at the battle of. Cerro
Gordo. tfis bearing waa that of a brave gel
diet and tkillful commander, and . : he led his
troops among the storm of bullets like a man
irllo felt the front rank in tha fight to be the
proper place for a leader. He bas 'priumphant
iy rebuked the- enemies of the Administration
who hutve made his appointment as. Major Gen
eral a topic of political attack.—/f. Y. Daily
OANNOI.-If idexisio persists in canyink on
the war, she must estabhsb a cannon foundry.
We have captured from her in all 538 heavy
eoes. of cannon ; many of theni cast in old
Span., • • . . .
iparDr. theOß VITAOONSEiiee, Stet() See
ater fromi the 15th (Union) distriot died at Se.
linsgrove on Thursday week. -
note the Hew Tart Globe` may H.
LATER molt INELIIICO.
Jalapa and Perote Team
Santa Anna at 'Orizaba with 6,000 Men 4--
Mexican Army Di.speried !HCol. adz,
f.roernor of Jalapa Shields not
Dead! , ,
*iTe; have by Telegraph the 'following report;
copied from the New Orleans Commercial
Tithes of May 6th,--..one day in advance of the
mail : ' -
By the arrival fast evening of the steamship
New Orleans, Capt. ,Wright, which- left Vera
Crux on the 27th ult., we have received amass
of letters and papers from our friends and cor
respondents in that city. ,
-General Scott was vigorously pressing the
enemy, affording the defeated Mexicans no res
pite. Jalapa and Perote have been occupied ;
and. the report was current
- when the New Or
leans set sail, that Gen. Scott was on the point
of Isking a demonstration upon Puebla itself.
'Santa Anna, when last heard from, was in so
forlorn a condition that -it was expected he
would give himself up to the American Govern
or lof Vera Cruz, prefering to trust himself to
the generosity of an open foe, to exposing him
self, to the tender mercies . of his own country
! men, who now denounce him as their betrayer.
I the Mexican army, after heavy losses of
kited 'aid wounded, has broken up altogether
.---not an officer or soldier remaining with their
St an dal .1. GPII. Santa Anna, who commanded
in ibf, was the first, according to seine, anti
the last, according to others, to leave the field,
laci•ompanied by only 25 dragoons, taking the
bv-wat s, and a party is even found' to assert
tidit they saw him in one of the Villages of the
sierra, in search ~f horses to remount his es
The•farfof this General not having fallen
back on Jalapa, lifts left roan for the supposi
tion that his flight is 'prompted by the fear of
iMing sacrifced' for treason imputed to him,
which has no other foundation than the adverse
results experienced by the Mexican army in'
every encounter with the Americans.
Canalizo, in his retreat on Puebla, dis
mantled the fort of Perote, carrying 4 all the
ordnance he. could, and spiking such as he had
to leave behind. Ho set at liberty all the
criminals confined there, including the assai
sibs of Fakoni and• his brother-in-law.
In consequence of this, the American troop
advanced in triumph from Cerro Gordo to Ja
lapa, where the corporation and civil authori
ties went to meet them, and took possession of
the city, where they behaved themselves in the
same quiet and orderly manner as in Vera
`[The following paragraphs seem to • be ex
tracts from a letter written at Jalapa
Gen. Worth left yesterday for Perote. The
pass, nine miles from here, occupied by the en
emy, has , been abandoned, and•was taken pos
session Of by an advance last evening.
Cut, Childs is the military GOvernor; of, Ja
Gen. Patterson has recovered his health in
a ;great degree.
• Gen. Shields, Ileard to-day, was in a donb
Last night Gen. Worth slept withiri five
utiles 'of Perote, and, uo doubt, entered the
Gen. Quitman''s brigade reached Jalapa this
evening from Vera Cruz, his troops in good
' The people in this place are' following their
u4nat occupatioos, and do not at all seem dis
pleased at our presence..
JALAPA, April 23.„S A. M., ,
: Au express has just arrived_ fNn Gen.,
Worth. He enfered Perote yes.terday mom
ingdahout 1.1 o'clock, and found a Mexidan
Qul , Seel, who was charged with the surrender
of the place and all the arms and 'munitions! of
war generally. None of the large guns were
spiked and they were found in excellent oidCr.
Ampudia, with about threethousand disorgUt.:
iced lancers, moved out just far enough to }a
void a conflict, and then proceeded on.
Santa Anna had not passed through Perote,
and must now be in the mountains ion this side!
of that place. We understand thkt inform*.
tion 4-as received yesterday, that Gem Worth
liad thrown his outposts towards Puebla, and
Would march immediately in that direction
Itis now certain that Santa Anna is now at
Orizaba.a little town at the foot of the mountain
of that name, with about one thousand troops.
Ile was seen at that place on Sunday morning
last, and was heard to express his desire of re
niaining there - until he could muster a sufficient
fo.re tu make another stand: - He will not dare
tO return to the city of Mexico,, isthe univer
sal opinion, until some sucess 'Mould crown
his efforts to redeem his thousand promises to
the deluded people, and the clergy—the latter
beinq now his only backers.
It is said that tJ:osc who now cling ,to his
drooping standard are brought from Oajacla
Principally, and that not more than
three hundred of them have any arms,
tOo, being in a very bad condition. '
We learn that he pretends he can yet repo.*
the invaders of the soil, if he can rouse, tlfe
runcheros, and form them into guerilla parties,
I tp annoy small bodies of our citizens and sOl
- whom they may have the temerity to at
The following is from the 11:krie ) ariChro
cle of thp 2Sth, by a person just arrived frOM
Orizab.i. He knows that Gen. Santa Aaiia
had arrived there with about 200 dragooliii,
and immediately commenced recruiting, having
rum under him about 6,000; : i ncluding the ftl
.tives from Cerro Gordo. He also assures 4s
t e at a eorresepondence has been seised by tte
authorities of Mexico, addressed by a gre!it,
'personage to Senor Rejon, offering i certiun
'slue if he would bring about an -earlyp 6,
and to place all the requisite means at his ' . 1
The navy are happy, and arrangements 11 e
in course of completion for
t tlie, expedition,
the Southward, and a start will.soon be ma e
after the , ports along the Senthern coaster- r e
secured. -' . - A
A grand expedition is to be ! fitted out -f r
the Pacific, not by way of expel Horn, , but by
internal navigation. (It has a 'eat existence,
and the movement is seriously Contemplated
ofits object I am also ignorant It is to be
composed entirely of sailors and. marines, two
thousand in all. Is it not Quixotic? I am
pretty confident that it will be abandoned when
all the difficulties come to be weighed, although
it may at is moment be reiolved upon. , 1 , -- 1
In PnebK Gab, hair' is emending-4=
They are fortifying the town for resistance.
li - JALAPA,,ApriI 24, I 8471: ;
', Gen. Scott is said to have depatebuil a luel.
simger to Mexico or to the poi t oecupina, by
the Legislative junta, 'This is the old . so4,'
,roil the olio branch. • • ;. 1
VERA Calm April 29, 1.41, 1 .
':An exprese is in this morning (April
~1847;) bringing intelligence . of the Continu a( '
advance of' Gen. Worth, and some dizconnect
ed ruinors IVom the city-of Mexico.
The citizens are throwing up walla, of sand,
I fancy, around the place; ; and etpeet the sot.
diets to defend them. Hew far theiriexpees a .
tiona will be realized we ; may 4udge by the
past.. ; • ;
The publie voice is ope nly heard in opposi.
Lion to the late Mexican deznagnie, S aa ' 4
Anna. " Coward, dowil,With the traitor!" a re
the cries that are,noter heard in the 'capital.
lam very happy to learn by this expr ess
that Goteral Shields is not dead;' he is ns.,
proving. The steamshipiis oxpeetc4 to move
every moment. - -
From the City of Med Co.
' The Now Orhilins pa pers of the 12d but,
contain the following interesting : rime boa t
the city of Moico r -
The moment Santa Anita left this city 'of
Mexico to take commandof the army } the pow
ers of President would devolve . upon Games
Farias. His enemies tried every wails to get
rid of Farias. Finally a bill was Passed 'by
Congress, abolishing the office of .Vice Presi
dent ; also granting Santa Anna permission to
take command of the army; also providing that'
his' duties should be discharged by a profea
sional President, named b y Congress'. Imme
diately 'afterwards, and' 'upon Santa, Anna's
leaving the city, Couferes chose Pedro Anaya,
President. He receive 60 'votes, and Gen.'
Almonte 11, voting by person, and 18 votes a
gainst 3 counting by deputations. .The result
being promulgated, permission was granted
that Senora Santa AnaYa.ahould take the oath
of office. This was On the first of April. On
the 2d Senor Anaya entered upon his duties as .
President. He dispensed with the usual visits
of congratulation and ceremony on aceouit of
the pressure of public bnsiness.
The Republican() thinks him calculated to
unite all parties, and that the selection of him
will confer credit upon the Congress.
Santa Anna left the..oapital the same day,
at 2 o'clock, for the arm)'. He issued an ad
dress wind' the Picayune thinks one of - the
,ablest documents which ever came from his
1 pen. He commends by stating the',ocension of.
his return to his country, and , pros:36l.ls with a
history of all his subsequent
I march against Gen. Taylor—his return to
Mexi his projected:march agamat General
Scoto and the reasons tor the same„,and con
j eludes with these w_ords ;
" Befo're concluding, I think it my duty to state .
clearly and openly my; opinion respecting tilt
war which we are maintaining. To no man is
it Oven to lift the veil of futurity, and no on,
can say what will be the result of the events
which will pass under our eyes, but .favorable
or fatal, they must not influence ohr opinion;
which must be based on other considerations[
As to myself, I am determined tol breast ttssi
dangers of the campaign, confideut that id
conduct will gain the approbation of my fellow
citizens. If lam crowneiby victory, and ismi
teed in driving the enemy from our, soil, I shall
have rendered my country some service ; or if
j the lead or steal should cut the thread of my
I life, I shall' die contented, as I shall leave to my
I country an honorable inemory, Midi to my e. 14
dren a name - at which they peed never blush.?
And:yet, what a contrast between this emli
-ty boast and- his cowardly conduct :at Cerro
Gordo 1 .
nighty Iriiportant froth Slexlc°.
FREDERICKSBUIt,a, Va., May , .
I transmit the following additital 31ex - ie
intelligence contained in the New brleans pa
pers of the' ith inst.
Upon the receipt of the news of the defect
at Cerro Gordo, the Mexican Congress held an
extraordinary - session, at which a; decree vihi .
passed, 'dictating , to "Mexicans the impot
Lance of carrying on': the war, and defendi4
the nationality of the Republic. It also pm•
hibits the Executive from makincpeace wi
the United Stat es , or concluding negotiatio
with foreign powers disposing of any part of
the territories. The decree pronounces all col
be traitors, whether private persoits or pulAci
functionaries, who make any treaty with t
United States, and declares , such :treaty to
null and void. A ptimpanent cominittce is (0,1
be installed, ' should COngrestamd it impossiho
to eontinucits sessions. On this Committee
toidevofve the whole-duties of thelgovertimeat
counsel, and appoint, in case of vacancy,
temporary .Executive. 'The poiers of
vomniittee to cease at the conclimion of to -
war. There were more than eighty mem •
of Congress present at this extraordinary mee
Mg, and great unanimity prevailed.
The Picayune has letters fronriaLlpa, dattl. •
25th, 26th, and 28th April, Vera Cruz of the
129th. Gen. Worth was Still at Perote, with
2500 men. Ile had advanced one brigade wi
its battery, to enlarge the circuit of suppliesi
rhe arrival of a diligence at Vera Cruz froo
Jalapa, on the 28th, brought. the intelligen •
that Mr, Bankhead, the British Minister, h 4,
offered mediation, and Congress i.wes ae
upon the propositions -
It was reported that a strong party in fa
of peace had formed at the capital. Mid
light breastworks liadbeen thrown np in
vicinity of the , city of Mexico, but nothin
.a regular defence had been-undertaken:7. ,
The citizens seemed to be stupefied by
successive defeats oftheir troops. Santa A.
had written to the Government from Orizaba
that he had 1500 men, and 'wanted reinfo
meats, and money,t demandst were, b 4
ever, unheeded, and the Govemment and
pie appear to have lost all confideice in him.
The _Puebla paper . ; of the 24th 4eolarea th
a party of Mexicans,. headed Rejoa
Gomez' Ferias, had determined to bell the '
public to - the American vandals.
By an express arrived at Vera 4rn:, on
29th, } information had 'beet. rebeived to
Lieut. ' Dixon, in continand - of a detachment
102 convalescent stallions,- on their way
laps, had been attached by 800 Mexicans.
wagon' train has also; been captured, and -
are entertained for another. ,
It was rumored that. Gen. Tay/or had arri
at San Luis, but net Quit he .lunt taken . 1 '
city. e • •
alsowas,_. rePotted,_ tbet the )cans
tend leaving the road" entirely free from 4 •
pa Out to Pneble,,lni. entombing themselves
the latter place. „il;
'A revolution kw& ,ta have broken oat
tho city of Nei* egainat'Santa4me. 11.
The Metieliaboofinta ofthe battle of, I - 0:4
•Grordo.say that Sant* Anne: sustained him,*
with 6,000 against. 14,N0, Th o
entirely ionTounde!ii oui hiamaY Orr fh t it
Yankees with .a colnim of this MO/ mac 14
IThe Mexicans tan* -thattwo of their 13
erode were killed, bidatiem..Bilott4 loss kip@
doia at fear :tot ad, killed trio the'
and u maul wounded.
tirnrrel ?alas had :issued a preclimitionA!