Newspaper of The New York Herald, March 27, 1842, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated March 27, 1842 Page 2
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NEW YORK HERALD. ?<*?. sm?<Uy. M?rch :U?JlMdU.. . glctmihlp Columbia. When we last heard from Boston, per Vdani* Ac Co's express, this bit ainf^ip had not arrived ifcere. t>he had then been twegtt-one dtaya at sea. ? Apprehensions beginMbe fek for her safety, the more particularly now, BeeaiM# large ieeberjp are floating over the northern Atlantic. We think her sate enough,however, and her news may be here to-day. The Hcsttan favsiloii of Tn??. The invasion of Texas by the Mexican troops? lire particulars of which we give to day at great length?19 the most important event that lias taken place duriug the present century?save and except the nru>i>\*l Mvnlutmn that established the tndepen dence of Texas herselfThis war is the beginning ef a series of move* meats that will never end til! the Anglo-Saxon race vfrave its Hag on the turrets of Mexico. At the first onset, the Texians may be driven back, but nothing can restrain the enthusiasm of millions in this land from joining the Texian cause, in each of our large cities, there are at least, from ten to twenty thousand men thai only want time aad opportunity to join the Texian standard and to take up their march to Mexico. This is a most happy and opportune period for the destiny ot Texas. The very derangement ot financial concerns and business affaire in the I'nited States, will tend to increase the desire to join the Texian legions. Ia all our large cities we expect so see public meetings called?and emigrants enrolled to visit Texas, in order that the soil there may be properly cultivated and generously watered All emigration to Texas from New York, or elsewhere, must be conducted however, according to law. Remember that. Never did there happen a more glorious chance for Texas now to begin her march to Mexico. Let the sword that is new drawn never be put back into its scabbard till the Anglo-Saxon race enter the northern gates of the "Palace of Government " En a raunt. Ajuuval ?Major General Scott and suite anived yesterday in the city, and have taken apartments at the American Hotel. Is it possible that the gallant djeneral will take up wth the Vice to Mr. Clay 1 Albany. ICxrespondeues of the Herald.) Alb vav, Mabch 25,1842. After the reception ot petitions in me Assembly to-day, the third reading of bills were taken up, and a large number of them passed. Like every other day on which real business is transacted, the proceedings have been dull and uninteresting. Mr. O'SfuiTAs asked that the bill abolishing capital punishment might be taken up, and remarked that the state of suspense under which be labored, was extremely embarrassing. The Chair decided that it required an unanimous vote. Mr. Stetsox said that he had understood that > the bill thus far had not had any thing said against it. Mr. S. intimated an intentien todiseuss it. Mr.O'SoLLrvA.x withdrew his motion. A number of two-third bills were then passed. In the afternoon, the House in Committee of the Whole resumed tho discussion of Mr. Wsm's State Prison Hill. In the Senate, the Tax and Finance Hill was under discussion in committee of the whole, when Mr. Dicxinaon offered n substitute for the entire biil, ni follows :? See. I. Impost's sn annual tax of one per cent on the capital stock of all banks, banking associations, insurance and trust companies (except mutual inluranee companies) and exempts such corporations and aikootationi from all other taxes except the contribution to the bank lund. Sec. 3. Act to continue in force for three years from the first of July next. Sec. 3. The share of this state in the proceeds of the publie lands, to be received fiorn the United States Treasury, an 1 plsdgsd to the payment of the stock debt oi the state. Sec. 4. The Comptroller to issue bonds, redeemable in not lest than twenty years, bearing interest not exceeding seven per cent, to the following amount, and the bonds to be disposed of on the best term* that can be obtained : For temporary loans, $1,644,000; far the Chemung canal, $ 150,#00; for opeuing canals, lie. 9400,000; for replenishing general fund, for arrearages to contractors, $W#,00<?. See. &. Appropriates $180,#00 for the further proaecution of the Black River Canal. $300,000 for the Oenetee Valley Canal, $760,000 for theN. York and Erie Railroad Company, and $1,480,000 for the Erie Canal enlargement: and charges the interest (which will soon ha delault) of the New York anj Erie Railroad stock trthe general fund. See d. Authorises the Comp-roller to issue bonds to the amount of $1,330,008 in sums of ten dollars, payable in one year, and a like sum in two years, at 7 per cent, for the ehjects of the preceding section. Sec. 7. Authorises the Comptroller to pay said bonds in the stock created by the 4th section. la submitting this, Mr- Dickinson wished to saythat this was his individual proposition, and he asked for it no more consideration than should attach to it in that light. It was not the embodiment of the views of tho minority, and he did not wish it to be so regarded. Mr. PatOE catered into a review of the (finance* of the State, and explained and supported the bill at length, lie was followed by Mr. Dickinson. A message was received from the Governor, stating that the appropriation for the special mission to Europe to explore the srehives of foreign governments to obtain information relative to the early history of this country, was nearly exhausted. The Senate took a recess until o'clock, wheu Mr Dickinson resumed his remarks, and continued until <4 o'clock, wheu he gave way, and the Comla it tee rose. in general politics here there is but little stirring. The Argus and Journal are at it of course, tooth aud na',1, and it would appear that there is m most determined effort being made on the part of the latter,|a id its political friends to etir up and excite the feelings of the people on the subject of direct taxation, to the prejudice of the dominant party, but it will be to uo purpose The hcoest Whigs concede aim 'St universally to the justness of the measure. The impossibility of avoiding it as so evident te every unprejudiced man, that they cannot do otherwise. The ground of their ontery is, that this law will have the effect to arrest the works of public improvement, and thereby produce a stand-still among business men. If they i. <u:. k.lt.f ?I. A.A - ik. wire reaiij miccrr una ? hj u?> ki? Whig*, when they had it in their power ?n to do, exert themselves in behalf ef this prosecution 1 Had anv of them, while the hill waa in the Hoase, mo red,to amend it bjr increasing the tax to a million aad a half, oreven two million*, thia deairable obeet would in a great measure hare been attained. Mr HoriM irr avowed that if any gentleman would naoTe to increase the tax to that amount, heart and tnul would he go with bin. He waraed them, th.it if they deaired the further proeecution of tne public work* to take this eonr*e, bat they did not see fit to do so. And the only step that was takes toward* it, wa* a motion from Mr. Siaamoas oa the night of iW p usage. at the last moment, when the only object coulJ have been but further to del iy it, moved it* recommitment with instruction* to amend, *.i a* to mcreaaa the tax to two and a half million* Had thi* step been taken at an earlier *tage of the p:oc?ediog?, it dsubtle** would have been adopted, or at any rate the tax would have bacn inereaiud. Under these circumstances, all attempt* to make political capital out of it to the benefit of the Whig* will prove failure*. ' Mr Horruis'i report i* aad will be mom extensively circulated throughout the length aad l>r?a.ith ol the State, and it* a'He, 8 nnd and conclusive arguments cannot fail to carrr eonviction to tha mind* of atl honest men of either party Thi* repudiation butine** ha* accomplished *ome goid at any rate. It bat bad the effect of arousing the people to a sense ?t the imminent destruction aad disgrace, thi* "new impulse" policy wa* fast guiding them to. It will have th-etlect of impressing upon the n the wholesome truth, that the sure and only way to retain or resuscitate credit,whether of State* or indirijuals, is to pay or provide ' - >l. nirmrni of dhbta incurred. Under the pradical application of ihu theory we may hope to see the credit of the Empire fi t returni ng to it* former proud state. In regard to the local election all is buttle and activity, aaj tbc note of preparation i? heard on every hand Ward meeting* are nightly held and patriotic resolution* at often adopted, and bo h partiet are -anguine of saccate Aa yet, however, there , but m ticket in the field, and that it the ?ae put in nominatioa by the Abolitionists, or Liberty Par J a* they are pleated to style them selves. It it understood that the idea of a Tenpemnce ticket hat been abandoned, and very correctly too, at experience hat always ahown, ihat the dragging of this cause inte the political arena, haa any thing bat a beneficial coateqnenee. CnriTJLciicia. Important from Texas?Invasion of Texas bp Mexico. ken out. The Mexicans have invaded Texas by a large jforce, and ?f thppe severer (Haspla Tbay who|#b ity was throtrn ipfe a state rpjltement bjrj the publication of d^s npmt important iHtvs : \VV annex all tile paflneulars,? tarts knowd, from the New Orleans and Texian journals:? By the arrival of the ship New York at N. Orleans on the 15th inst. the dates from Galveston are to he 12th inst.. The N. O Bulletin of the lli h says?" We learn from the Galveston papers, and from several of the passengers by the Nesr York, that the Mexican Army, under the command of Arista, (and slated by private advices to be 12 to 15,000 strong,) was on (he move for the subjugation of the country. As will be teen from the extracts given, the invaders already occupied San Antonio and Goliad, and were in tha vicinity of Victoria, Matagorda, Austin, fee. The whole male population' were seizing arms and organizing for resistance. By the steamer Dayton, just arrived from Houston, we learn that expresses arrived yesterday from Austin, dated on Monday last, staring that intelligence had reached that place that !<an Antonia was taken by Mexicans on Saturday last. Captain Dot ton, who brought the intelligenee from Austin, states tnat the number of Mexicans wan large, numbering several thousands The express which reached here from Victoria, last night, states that a body of 300 Mexicans, who captured Captain H Frrguson, and from whom he escaprd, stated that their force on this side of the Nueoes numbered bOO, wiio were destined for Victoria, that 3,000 had gone to s?an Antonia, and that there were in all 14^000 this aide of the Rio GrandeMen are turning out rapidly at Houston. A number of men iett this city yesterday for the seat oi war, and a company is expected 10 leave today. Captain L. Wheeler arrived here yesterday morning from Victoria, which place he iqft on ilw 8lh. He gives the outlines of the events in that vicinity as substantially these:? Oa the26th February an express reached Victoria, stating that an attack was expected on San Antonia by 8(10 men supposed to be marauders, and asking for a d in defending the place. One hundred men immediately late Victoria in compliance with the request. On the 7th one hundred men left Victoria, went beyond Goliad, saw ho Mexicans, and returned in consequence ot receiving an express giving information that an attack on Victoria by 800 Mexicans was expected. Capt Ferguson reached Victoria the same day, giving information that be had been captured by 300 Mexican cavalry on thefith, and made his escape from them at the Mission of Goliad. Capt. F. had left Aubrey Jc Kinney's Ran^hio on the 5.h, and when a short distance out heard martial music and the discharge of arms, which he supposed to be from an attack on the Kaeche. When Capt. Wheeler left Victoria there were one hundred and fifty men under arms there under command of Col. Clark L. Owen?the families were leaving town, aud it was determined to defend the place as long as practicable. Sixty men had left Matagorda and expected to reach Victoria on the 9 h. The news of the abandonment of San Antonio by the whites and its occupation by the Mexicans is confirmed. Six hundred Texians were atSaguine at the last accounts, reinforcements were going in, ancl they expected to make a stand.there with one thousand men. d ticffin ia Knl'iBirBi) tn Vahvn Kpon *Hanr)nn*rl families removing to Bastrop, and the men going to Saguihe. Gen. Burleson was on his way from Hastrap for the seat of war with 400 men. The etfeet of all this is that our people are neither dientayed or disturbed, but glad of an opportunity to avenge past injnrios and show to the world their ability to maintain their independence. Gome time may elapse before a decisive battle is bad, but when it does come the world will read a repetition of the scenes of San Jacinto on an enlarged scale. [From tits Austin City Gazette, March 3. J Important from the West.?We stop the pre?s to give the following, received from our estimable citizen, Chief Justice Hemphill, who arrived here this morning from Seguin, with the news latest from San Antonio. The citizens of San Antonio have been alarmed by reports that the town was about to be attacked by (according to the opinion of some; a body of marauders to the number of eight or ten hundred men; and, according to the opinion of others, by an advanced portion of the cavalry of a large invading army. The reports are derived from various sources ?are, as usual, contradictory?and while sufficiently alarming, are still inexplicably mysterious- It seems that no statements have been received through oar spies from the liio Grande oa which these reports are founded; bat indirectly information has been received on whicn so much reliance has been placed as to induce the Mexican families to abandon the town almost without exception, and the American families, according to the accounts from there on Monday nigni, were preparing also to tiled n removal. Two Mexican spies that had been sent out returned and reported that they were seiz-d by Agaton on the Nueces, detained one day and then ordered to proceed no further. He informed ih?m that the orders to prevent all communication were peremptory, and would be rigorously enforced. Two American spies, Messrs. Chevalier and Dunn, had also been sent out, but had not returned. The ciliz-ns of Gbnzales county turned out promptly to the assistance ol Bexar county. On yesterday lifteei. men left Seguin for Bexar, and fifty more encamped on the Geoninio last night, who will reach Bexar today. After giving the above account, we leave our fellow citizens to draw their awn conclusions, merely remarking that we ourselves are fearful that more or leae credit may be given to the report ;hat an invasion is about to take place and that we should be ready and prepared at a moment's warning for the worst. ;(From the Ualvoton Diilr Advertiser, March 11.] Express from the West.?An express has just arrived from Austin, announcing the retreat to that plaee of a body of troops who had marched to the aid of the citizens of Bexar. It also brings positive inteU.geace of the surrender of Bexar to the Mexican force by abandonment. The proclamation of Arista, also received by the same Express, must remove every doubt of the most sceptical, in tela tion (O mn invasion ana un purport. We are pleased to learn that the Executive ha* nt last determined to act in the national defence. From the following paragraph, which appear* in the form of an extra from the office of the Houstonian, of the 9th init ; we are glad to find that the official organjof the President ie at length awake, and calling out vigorously. To AuiijI?Sax Awtoxio take* ! ! !? Additional information received this morning, leave* no duubt that a large Mexican foree is within onr border*, and have captured San Antonio and Goliad, and invaded Victoria. There i* no reason longer to doubt J. D. Morris and Mr. Van Ntis are in the hand* of the enemy !** News no* the Wtix?Mr. Cleaveland arrived here at 12 o'clock on Wednesday night with newa from Victoria. Captain Ferguson nad been taken by 301) Mexican troops, near Corpus Christi, and escaped The detachment that took him were going to Copane to recaivc provisions, six vessel* having been sent there with provisions. They reported 14,000 troop* east of the Rio Grande. At 11 o'clock yesterday, an express from Austin arrived bringing news of the abandonment of San Antonio, nad ita being in poaaaasiou of the Mexican forcea. The expretsea came to the President Six o'clocx, P. M.?We have jnst learned the nrrival of an expreaa, announcing that Victoria has { been taken by Use invading army. I The Coast Guards will meet at the Merchant's Exchange, at 10 o'clock this morning. The President has givan hie eanetioa to prepare the steamer La Fitte tor aea, and haa subscribed one hundred dollars far the purpoan. A very large public meeting convened at 8 o'clock on Wednesday evening, at (he Merchant's Exchange, to receive the report of the Committee appointed to eonter with the President J. 8 8,<lnor eras called to the Chair, *nd H Stuart, and A J. Y*tfi, E-?ira appointed ftecretarias, the latter of whom took nis srat. Mr Hrown from the Committee read the resolution* formerly paeied, the letter of the Committee to the President, and his rcplv thereto. The latter was received with considerable biasing oa the part of the audienee The following Resolutions were adopted : 1st, Resolved, That this meeting will, to morrow morning, aid in the enrolment and equipment of tw o hundred men for immediate service. *i, Resolred, That a committee of two ba appointed by this meeting, to communicate to the rnesiJent'the in telligence received from tho West this afternoon, and ' also to request him to appoint Oen A. H Johnston, Ml jor tirneral, to pake command of the forces raited for the defence of tie Republic 31. Heaolved, That lasts bo now opened far the sobscript ion of the names of such persons aa wish now to in vol thrmeelres. 4th, Reoolved, That a coaaittae of be appoint ed to solicit contributions from tko citiien*. to the ?mount of lie# hundrod dollar*, for tho purchase of am j aunitjon. ' 5, Reeolvad, That the Preeident be requested to order the preparation of the brif Wharton for ?ea. th, Resolved, That a committee be eppointed to pre 1 SiKS$l (K?e ulriialfa' K?w, and 7th, Reeolred, That a committee of vigilence be appointed to meet daily, to coneult on the exigenciea of oiuoMitioo, and call ?uch meelinge. end take euch met tirn^ei they may deem DtN-naWTaud rece igfffhe n>m.? of 4Mlh a* will enrol Uremietyrcjpr eervjcdf-VhetttJalled eWt Tt? meeting wa? iuto?a??(fflly addr?tl|ed in ita vnmne itayei by Meeattov Lotto, Brown-ibd PeAter, with great effect, and the whole ?pirit of the meeting wa* characte'ilrd by a determ,ration to act promptly in the defence of our country, and in the inllittion of deferred cbaetisemeut upon the Mcxicani, whether eanctioned or oppoeed l>y the Ereen "t?? ue were mucu aeiigoieu wim wi? spirit of independence which breathed throughout the addresses delivered on the occasion We can otavoid expressingourpeculiar satisfaction at the second address of oar fellow ciiizest Mr Brown. The srreral comaiitlees were promptly appointed by the Chairman, and we regret that we hare net room for the insertion of the names. The meeting adjourned until 12 o'clock the next dayAdjourned meeting at the Merchants' Exchange; Thursday morning, lOfb March, 10 o'clock, J. S. Sydnorin the Chair, A. J. Yates, Srcretary">n motion of Qol. Lore, Resolved, Thattha President be requested to order the preparation of the brig Wharton for sea. On motion of Col. Potter, the express from Capt. Wm. J. E. Heard, at Victoria, was read. On motion of the Secretary, the committee appointed by the chairman last eyeaing .were reniinatm^ tft ttrnU ran I he PsStaid Cn t fori hmitk ari r k the forgoing resolution, and the express just read Resolved That the C immittee of Safety ba requested te make arrangement* for the departure of the ateamer New Turk to New Orleans, and that a committee bo ?ent out in her to procure aid. Adjourned to meet at 1 o'clock, P. >1. Onc o'c'ock P. M- 10th March.?Citizens met pursuant to adjournment Col. Lore stated that another express had been receired by the President, announcing the aban donment of Bexar by its citizens, and its being in the possession of the enemy. Also, that the President was preparing a proclamation which would be issued this evening. On motion of Col Lore, Resolved, Tbst the committee of vigilance be requested to lisve all the horses on the island driven up, and those who are about to depart for the army, be supplied. Adjourned until to-night at 7 o'clock. [From the Charleston Mercury, Mareh 21 ] CHARLtrrOK, (8.C.) March 21,1943. Tj Hit E.'ctlltHcy lion Antonio Lopez tit Santa Pre ti dent a] the Republic of Mexico. Sir?Although I have not had the honor to receive in manuscript the letter which you addressed me through the Gazettes of Mexico, under date of the 19th February, I feel too aeusibly this distinction not to make my acknowledgements through annular medium. However gross the violation of confidence ot which your Excellency has besn guilty in publishing a letter marked confidential, (which seal you have yourself recognised) I will take no exception to your employing the occasion of vaunting your own honesty and catering for a popularity of which you may stand greatly in need. When I offered you an indemnity of Ave million* of dollars for a pacification and boundary between the ReDUbliCS of Trill anil \1rvil-A f anteA nn.l*?r n lAmmil. ioD which was unrevoked by the Government of the former, and under which I had nogociatad a treaty of mediation with the Government of her Britannic Majeaty providing far the payment of thia sum for the tame objecta. The supplementary offer of two hundred thouaand dollars tor contingencies and secret service were to defray the coat of running the Boundary line, the ex pen sea of the respective legations, and for secret aervice. Vou are too disciplined avetranin the politic* of year own country not to know the necessity and value of this last item. Yet you bas e thought proper it appeare to pay yourself the coaplimeat of supposing that 1 designed that thia money should be insinuated as a bribe to yotirreii- I assure your e ace lien of that lam too well aware of the spotless integrity of Don Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna. President or the Republic of Mexico, to hare hazarded such an experiment on the virgin purity of your Excellency's honor. If your Excellency can perceive ''impudence and audacity" in a friendly toffer of peace, ana a pledge of my exertions to induce a gallant people to pay five million* of dollars for a Realm which they had already won by every title which a just Revolution and a victorious sword could confer, I am quits content to suffer under the rep-each of having leas modesty than yourself. After thus discorteouslv disposing 'of myself, your Excellency is pleased to'lavMh Upon the people, to whose mercy and magnanimity you owe your life, the grossest abate. In the course of which you say that there never, was a more scandalous rebbery than the forcible possession of the Territory of Texas by its present settlers. Have yen forgotten. Sir, the Charter and Guarantees under the feith of which Stephen Aastin bronght his colony into Texae, which, in life, liberty sad property, was ao scandalously violated by your own Government, and this too towards a man who resembled in the purity of his life.'and in the wisdom and moderation of hit character the venerated Founder of the State of Pcnnsy Ivania. These coloniee of the Anglo-Ataericaa Race were introduced to protect your own Mexican SetlUmoolarmM lk.tl..,l...l r 1- -?! ' whom, in spite of their vaunted bravery, your troop* had o ingloriously lied. Are you not aware that one of the cauiei of the Revolution of Texas waa yourown Uaurpation. Your tyrauical overthrow of the Conatitution of li&3. and with it theFederativ* system of which.aa an integral portion of tne State of Coahuila, Texas waa a member I Have yon forgotten that,by the eatabliahment of a eentral DepoUsm on the Ruinaofthi* ayatem, you lurniihed to the citizens of Texas a stronger Justtfisation for revolution than ia to be found in the cauaas which led to the resistanceofthe thiiteea North American Colonies to the injustice of their parent state? After inviting the infant Hercules into your Country, you attempted perfidiously to stifle himin his cradle and yon havs reaped the fall harvest of the consequences. You say that when you commenced your memorable campaign, in 19S6, it was illustrated by a series of victories until the occurrence of what you are pleased to term the unfortunate ' accident" of San Jaciato. Your victories, air. if hiatory is not a greater novelist than the most authentic of your bulletins, consisted in yonr beleaguering, with a well appointed army of three thousand men, a post defended ny some one hundred, who kept your entire force for several days at bay, aedtho capture of which found every man gloriously slaughtered at his post, and in the still more gallant achievement of murdering ia cold blood fivo hundred brave men under the unfortunate Fannin, who had laid down their arms to a force of six times their number under the faith of a capitulation which even a horde of Calmuo Tartars would have respected. At San Jacinto you were defeated by the "accident" of vour having more than two men to one of the band who were led by the benefactor to whom you owe your life, and by the still more marvellous "accident" oi his having killed, in your ranks, more than his whole force, and captured an amount of priaonera that outnumbered the victors ? These, your Excellency muit admit are such remarkable accidents that neither Marshall Sax* in his reveries, nor the great Conde in his strategy, has made the slightest provision for thoiroccurrence. Your Excellency, not content with affording me the instructive history of your campaigns, has been pleated to touch a chord which yon knew well would vibrato most sensitively throughout tho civilized world, when you are pieaie-i to announce that one of the object! of your meditated crusade again*! Texas u to extirpotedomeatic alxvery ! Before you commence your march for thia purpose, had you not better emancipate the miae rable rictima of compulsory labor in your own country, who are alarea in every thing but in the term* of seminal bondage, and who would be in a condition of qualifi ed freedom, if th*T[had half the temporal comfort! of the black! of Texaa ? Do you auppoae, that when debauahed by power rou are riding roughahod over the miaertble victim!of your own ambition andcupiJily, you can hoodwink and deceive any other* than ike victim* af fantticiam who frequent Exeter 14*11. to be plucked by tax fatherer* more cormorant than your awn excisemen at erne. Thia flimsy expedient te gain popular favor ia really unworthy of the good aenae of one of your diaeiplined knowledge of the world, and come* with a truly aeaaonable grace from a man of your known regard to the value of human lile and liberty. If your letter, air, la commenced in the purple light of aurora borealia, it conclude! in thunder, darkneaa and defunce. Texaa. with her iOO.OOo inhabitant!, if ahehaa even ao many,ia threatened with the very extremity of the vengeenceof eight million* of the moat gallant people uodnrthe aun. I take no exception to your arrogating tar your aubjecta, even the title oi the vanquishers of the conqueror! of the world, or your disputing with tha inhabitant* of the celeatial empire the largeat posiible manulacture of borabaat. All that I have te aay i>, that you* had better makej another experimental campaign. and perhap* the "accident** may thia time turn the other way. l|ctn aaanre.you,'although Texaa begin* In her successful induatry to bletaom like the rate, you will find that you have a more slump v road to trav,l than en during tour laat viait, however much that viait may have been illustrated by a aerie* cf brilliant victoria* ! gut lay tug badinage aside, let me in conclusion say one word to your Excellency, in aober earnest. You are pleased to aay that " Tcxn's will find great advantage in covering heraelf with the Mexican dag"?and that"/, " w-ho possess the talents of a atatsaman," must think *e riously of this atep. I thank you, air, for the compliment to myself. If 1 could lay any claim to the forecast of propbeta, who are ao likely ueserthcleSa to beat fault, I would, in reply, venture to give you counsel?and that ia, to make |>eace with Texaa with the least possible delay. The policy which I have recommended hitherto towards your country has been ptrific, aa every pnblic man In Texas well knows. For three year* I have strenuously opposed an intasion of your territory. My treaties in Europe have looked to a guarantee of the in tegrity of your toil under the faith of a public compact by which the respective boundaries between the two countrira might bo rle-irly ascertained. I deem thi* most consistent with the interest* ot the country that I represented, and tho cauaft of humanity?I desired that your people might be left free to cultivate the arta of peace, and yoa to make every imaginable experiment in the amelioration ad their moral condition. I am euro the people of Texaa would have been content that you should have taken a constitution out of' every pigeon hole of tho cabinet of tho Abbe Seyea,"from the ' dry acidulous metaphysics" of tho German theorists down to the oelf regulating political ethics of Robert Owen. For 1 know that, to establish her own Instita'ions and davelopo her resources, all that Texas wanted was a little breathing time. Elbow room she has enough | But you seam to have willed it diAsrontly. and to have I dicid*d that your young neighbor ahell fulfil her deatiny 1 tome fifty years sooner than she otherwise weald have 1 done In reapoaae to this deter miaatioo on yowrpart.T 1 brlitve there is but one sentiment in the country which I have k roeantly left, and that ia embodied in the brief declaration?Be It so! 1 moreover believe that the only feeling of apprehension which iafelt at your resolve? and I mention this to yon aa e aecret, in the moat friendIrinaMtimm i la. I?syau sarynst aama j aw?Ml 1 ?hahead of your invincibfes. Although the Teai'ns, like the Presbyterian peraoo, " have no courage to booat of," yet 1 am aure thi-f will give you a cordial reception, in coMiddhation of flMse mnrrquited claima tethaftagndt-., tMi whjty you have lattka iaigjly in arrear aimpa youf

IM viait,' ]y 'f Aa to the humble iqdfvidual Trhn aildrraaa^ JTnn.rf though antitl. to theWpDora of eitizenahip lUTVvsafit ia rrot hecaaaary that'7! ahould apeak of mf poaitien Would to God you bad accepted the olive brancn which aaher public miniater I offered you, in both the apirit of peace and friendship, and that you had humanely attempted to atatmch the wounds of your own country, bleeding at every pore. You have, however, disdained this offer, in terms of the highest peraoual indignity to myialf. and public affront to the country. Yoaaccuao nte of the impudence of having offered yen silver?I will not be guilty of the gasconade of offering yon steel. But when you do come, I hope 1 may bear the neigbinc of ywui w?? ?iceuwn ibc oiihioj tuc iviy uimw. I have the honor to subscribe myself, With due consideration, "? , Your EKcellency'a 1 Mort obedient servant. J. HAMILTON. PROCLAMATION TO THH CITIZENS OK TEXAS. My Countrymen?Rumors hare been brought from the southwestern frontier?f invasion. Particular! have not been furnished to the Executive. The facta are aufli cient to juatify immediate preparation fordefenaite war. All who are subject to military duty are commanded to be ip readineaa to repair, equipped, to the acene of action, at the call of the authorities of the country. It la ordered that the Colonel of each county,for the prevent, lay olf the county into company beata, and dlraot the election of captaini and subaltern*,and arrange the member! of each company into three classes, agreeably te tbecUaa in which the* may draw.; When draft* may take place, the colonela ef the different countiea ah a 11 have authority and power to accept efficient aubatiluUa into service. Each men will be required, iu the event of a cell by the Preaident, to report himaelf, furniahed with goad armi, eight daya proviaiona, and one hundred round* of ammunition, and prepared for three monthe aervioe from thetime when thef may report at the head quarter* of the army. In the event of a formidable invasion, it is needles* to appeal to the patriotism and valor of Texiana. They have won liberty and indendence by their undaunted heroism ?they have enjoy rd the blessings of freedom?they are proud of their aational character. If invasion ahould press upon ua, wo are required by every a acred obligation to family, friend* and country,to repel our invader* with diacom&ture and diamay. I: war ahould come upon ua, we will make it|our business. We will be authorised to meet and pursue oar enemies with vengeance. They have forgotten the generosity with which they were ti-eatod when they ware placed at the footstool of Teniae mercy. They weie saved when even humanity would have jo a tided retributive vengeance, onouie Mexico again disregard tne exalted principle! of civilised and honorable warefare, they aball leel that avenging arm that ahall take et them fall recompense for oppression and cruelty. Texiaai caa anJ will be free?they would prefer death to degradation, or the loss of their independence. SAM. HOUSTON. Galveston, 10th March, 1S43. PROCLAMATION. To the Aaisr ann Citizens or Texas. Whereas, the odious practice of indiscriminate impressment of individual property, without authority Irani the government, and merely sanctioned by private will, and often stimulated by cupidity and dishonesty, has oflan occurred. Now,therefore, be it known that 1, Sam. Houston, Presidential commander in chief or tha army and navy of the republic of Texas, do by those presents direct and command all peraens to abatain from the commisilsn of such prsotices, unless it is by the express order of the government, emanating from the war department, to such person or persona who may be an* thorised,or required to perform suck duty?and in no case whatever ahall any property be impressed but whea the moot absolute necessity of tha public service ma v require recourse te such an alternative. if any effiper shall be guilty of the offence of impressment of property without authority, he shall be dishonorably discharged from the service, and if a non com- , missioned officer or soldier, he shall bo tried by a court martial. All peraons wbo ahall be guilty oi a violation of this proclamation shall hare their names published as offenders in the newspapers of the republic. ilWiliiUH gm uoii?| VHbUMltu IW (IUOUI18 IUC iCflingl Oi / the people and destroy confidence it the government' than the toleration of auch offence*. It -ia the high and honorable duty of t soldier to protect the lirea and property of the peaceful and worthy citizen*. No aaan' who feel* the holy impulse or patriotism btit will deteat the offence, when he reflect* upon the condition of an honest citizen who has been oppressed by hi* country men, beoause he was unable to maintain hi* righta and preserve his prop-rty from the hand* of violence* w hich should only be raiaed against our national oppresiora. 8AM. HOUSTON. Galveston, 11th March, 1844. Citt or Galveston, Maroli 11th, 1842. Col. A. A. VI. Jackson? i , Sir?In the present emergency the President exercises the power bf issuing order? directly to you, as it is impossible for the soci etary of war to discharge his duties at this point. You will have your regiment in a perfect' state of organization; it will be proper for you, so far aa ; practicable, to rely upon the liberality of the citizens to have the fort at tho east end of the island, placed in an efficient state of defence in caaa ef a descentof the enemy by sea. It will be necessary to obtain plank, and have the guaa protected by eover when mounted. You are authorised, if necessary, to remove any of thO carriages or trucks from the Nat j Yard to mount guns upon. You will prepare at least tnirty rounds of Axed amunitieu (oc 18 ponuder*,aud the same number for the twenty-four. You will obtain from the collector the requisite number of muskets for such of your command aa may require them, for which you will receipt. You will see that the arms are kept in perfect orJdr. You will place yotu command in the best posiible slate for action, if H should be necessary to moet the enemy, li the iaration is mern than tempoierr, wa may look for a cooperation by sea witk the land farces, and this will undoubtedly be one point of attack; it mast be placed In the best stata of defence a* possible with the meant placed at the disposition of the executive, and such as the liberality of the citizens of the place caa render.? Von mini nratarva subordination and diaoinlina in command,or in cue of action there will be tut little hope of|suec?ss or glory for jour country.. If Texan* are obedient io both laws and their officer* they will alway* prove inconquerable and victorious. 1 hare the honor to be, Yonr obedient servant, (Signed) sam. HOUSTON. Hr?r (Rasters, Briuadr Thai Militia, J Oalveaton, 11th March, ISij. j order; no s. The cemmandsnt of the Cout Guard* will detail eight men from hiscommand to be in readineaa to pro* ceed to the Fort, on duty to morrow, the 14th instent, at 10 o'clock a. M. By order of ALDEN A. M. JACKSON, Col. Com'f. MARIANO ARISTA, General ov Division, Commander iN'Cmrr or ini Northern Armt or 7hr Rtrceuc or Mexico to the Inhabitant* or the Department or Tcxas. 1 feel it my duty to address yon. to a* you should commence to naamin* into the situation of the country in which ) ou hold properties, some legally, and others by circumstance*. The Mexican nation will never consent to the separation of that territory; the civil wars in which she has been engaged constantly hava been the cause of your rreeariou* position, and gave an opportunity for revoutienary men to compel you to constitute yourself u an independent nation. The department* composing the nation of which Texas is an indisputable property, will naveracknowledge you aa|aueh. I therefore solemnly declare, in the name of the nation and the supreme govtrnment. that she is determined to recover her right* through tne only mean* left to her, viz. persuuionor war. Tina hat elanAed since I have been in nnnimon.1 army which d?fends thia frontier; and my conduct, no doabt, make* it known, that the war ha* been and shall be carried on, ia that permitted among civilized men; that noble war which humanity and philosophy hare modified to distinguish it from that which waa carried on by the barbarlana of the middle age. Uoatilitiei will be directed, net agaJnat all the inhabitants of Texaa, but only against those who sustain and ftght to maintain that nationality, that independence which my country will nerer admit. No one need fear, erery honest and industrious citizen who will submit and obey the legitimate Mexican authorities may be perfectly at ease He that remains auch. and does not take up arms against the Mexican troops, shall and will be respected, his property guaranteed and defended, his person protected, without being molested in the least. Inhabitants of Texas! reflect and consider your interests, and examine how colotsal and impracticable is the enterprise in which)on bars been led into by those w ho govern yon. See the inconvenience, calculate the elements you have and yeu will see clearly your sure rwia, if yon continue in that actual state ofthings. Texas laying between the United States of America, an industrious nation, in a rapid progression, and Mexico, that wil naver permit your emancipation. You shall have to compete on one side with the agriculture and Industry of a country abounding in elements to sell cheaper n the market*, and, on the other side, the difficulties ofa war that Mexico canaot forbear making against you, until she recover! her rights. How can yon tmagineta progrei# thuil Inwhat manner can yon secure your tranquillity, without which no enterprise can be carried through, and your hearts can an joy no peace. if your produce are aent to the United States market, it is certain that you cannot compete with those who carry on an immense traJe in that country, free cf charges, without any risk, and respected by the other natieni. H sent to Europe, still it must come under the same level of priee* at which the United Statue afford to sell. And arc these advantages on a level wi h the riak that are suffered in Trias from the Indian hostilities, from excessive contributions, and from the certainty of hostilities which Mexico will direct against you, and desirous to recoveilhrr property I Haw can you imagine to establish yourselves and progress over such n nop of difficulties f What you can gain will be the ruin of yeur fortunes. tee your sons cruelly murdered br the eavege, your fellow citizens a prey to the Insalubrity of theee countries, end in danger of losing a property which is disputed by a powerful nation, with unquestionable rights, and who will, sooner or later, reduce to harebeJieiicr that department. Many have believed that they could obtain by force the aeknewlodgment of Teaas from the Mexican*! but those whoso thluk.donot know the elements of wealth end newer of the Republic; and they calculate that than will always be a concourse of circumstances stieh as those which occasioned the re treat of the army in 19*. Men of sense most know that what is imagined by thoar is quits impossible . i , I ,i r? ' |.!l.', -I..I . ill' , The true interests of these who live ia Texas, if their union with the Mexican Republic, acknowledging the Netionel Government. By there raeena you might remove at once the taxei f eihljh ylegae j aayhhw leinilaii and nnismtaan al tending the we/ that H preparing, and ({would hare a market where to expend yoe. produce, with which jruu could make large fortune* in afs w year*. ThejjaWemwaported-hy-Teauya farmer* sella iaJtew. Orleaanat lrfcents per poua^i and this ia the tj^heet price It hnaal moat cert elwtf~hey could aell it quiohlr i in the hdrraH of the Bgwolic for -ii cent* per pooM? huvldkno dak to pay; Ming member*of the Mtatfcan natiunfuiiii fiBli of natidbal lutlmatry are Iree of atiaa. The progresa of Texas as a department, would be so rapid, that it would meke the happiness of her inhabitants, enjoying the protection of a government acknowledged by all nations. They would not be under the ral government would pro*ide Yo^^ier defence witl're Sard.to the savage tribes, and they only should occupy tsmselve* in their own bas>nesa and welfare. At present the ban oki?k i> mu < > Texas Car the revolution, do not exist. X fraa Cnxgraas, l?cted with popularity, isebout meeting, and will aire a liberal constitution, that will rule this nation full of element! of wealth, and with all tho pMhahilities of being soon one of the meet powerful of the globe Texas can obtain considerable benefits Dy rejecting the ilattering idea*of being an independent nation?that luxury which, of itself, is nothiug, appointing hor deputiet, dismissing that revnlotionary government, and coming to serve hef part in the regeneration of the Republic,^ derive many advantage!, owing ta her distance, clase of population, and circumstances. Inhabitant* of Texas! meditate well, see whet suite you best, and decide whether you contemn all Moorings, to select all evil, for only the pride and fancy of appearing as an independent nation. My conciliatory character i* well known; the enlightened century we livo in, and its progress, require that men should be guided by oonviction. The force of arms only oilers lamentable results; but reason, that sublime gift, that the Omnipotent gave to human beings, allows triumphs, without mourning Tor the lot* of useful hands, nor shedding of blood. , These are the leutiments which my heart deeply cherishes, and which ere, without doubt, engraved on the noble souls of the Mexicans, showing to you the policy *f the present cabinet, who at tha same time she tender) the Olive of peace aad concord with one hand . shall direct with the ether, the sword of justice against the obstinate. I request the honeet and frngal men of Texas, those who own properties, and those who love their wives and children, to mt ditate seriously, and to decide their fat*, by a unanimous act reproving actually that government, changing for a future positive bappineie,tbat despair end sadness which their situation affords to the view. 1 have deemed it convenient to address you th>'?, and offer you to pursue a noble and megaanimous so 1 luct to wards the docile Inhabitants, as well a* an energetic and constant one toward* thoee who will not understand reason. ? MARIANO ARISTA. Head Quarters, at Monterey, Jen.?. 184J. THOVBlb aboOT ST*am itr St. Johxi, P. R.? The captain ot the Henrietta, at Philadelphia from St. Johas, P. R , states that a few days previous to his departure from St Johns, a large British steam er by way of the windward islands,with the mails, was about to eater the port, when the Captain General ordered them off forthwith. After lying off the port for several hours abe was obliged to proceed without exchanging the maila either at St. fohna or Mayaguez, another port ia the islaad for steamers. A small British steamer also arrived off St.Johns from tha leeward islands, and was treated ia the amo manner. This matter, taken in connexion with the recent difficulties at Havana, looks as though the Dons ware not favorable to royal mail steamers. It appears that a young man belonging to an equestrian corps took passage at St. Themas in the steameraad was landed in tome manner ; bat on being discovered, was osdered to leave the island ia five minutes The American eanaul and others interceded, as he was an American, and he was allowed to remain. Lose or a Mail Steam**?We learn from He. vana that the Dee, one of the .West India Royal Mail steam ere which went ashore at T urks Island, last month, Will be a'complete loss- This is a bad beginning. Smith'* fexrnEa*.?We are again indebted to thi* ax press for papers. Smith goes ahead with bis Hartford and Springfield line. Goxe to Sea ?A large fleet of tqaare rigged vessel* went to sea yesterday. Many ef them hare been detained for mere than a week. What' if they had some steam auxiliary ? . ' * I I I ' ' : t Rascals ix Newaxx ?Fire or ,sir fires (hare recently occurred in Newark, apd it is strongly suspected that they were caused by incendiaries* KEQENT or the Criveriity.?.David Buel, 01 Troy, ha* been choien a Regent of the University in the place of Washington Irving, resigned. Fresh Sroea?rUpwarda of 40 horses arrived yesterday from Philadelphia, being an addition to the already large number now in the employ of Mr. Homanof the " Waverly Line." Success to the enterprise. > City intelligence, Pouce.?Either the anticipation of a preventive Police, or something else, canted a perfect stagnation of all business at the Police offices yesterday.? Nothing transpire i worthy of note, although several important matters are in embryo. Florid< Race*.?First Day?Purse $150?Mile heats ?For this day's purse there w ere entered, by F. P. Gerow, his 5 year old sorrel mare "Clarissa," own sister to Clarion, by Mammoth Eclipse,dans by Oscar. By Col. Sprewl, Major Ward's 3 years old bay filly " Miss Jennette," by Jno. Richards, dam by Diomede. By Col. J. H. Uradfate, his 4 years old gray horsa "Airy," by O'Kelley. Thc.race came oat as follow* : Clarissa, 1 1 Jennette, 9 9 Air), a ui. Second day?Purse ??>0?2 mile heats. Mr. F. P- Gerow entered hi* 5 years old bay horse " Fifer," Mammoth Eclipse, dam Maaie by Jno. Richard* By Col J. H. Bradfute, Col. pittmau's 5 years old eheaaut mare "Mary Euckett," by Marion, dam by Eclipse. The result was as follows : Fifer I 1 Mary Li'ickutt, 2 dr. A. T.Bagby, - dr. Mary Luckett entered the field somewhat disabled, aad the opinion was generally entertained among the knowing ones, that if she had been staunch in her underworks, see would hare taken the purse. Third Day?Parse, $500?3 mile beats. Col. Bradfute entered his 4 years ?id brown horse "Tarqniu," by imported Consul, dam by Powhat* tan. CCol. Robert Elliott, entered " Arkaluka," by imported Leviathan, dam by Sally McGehee. The result as follow : ? Tarqtiin 1 1 Arkaluka, a dis. Time, Am. 13s ?Cm. 20s. Fourth day?Proprietor's Purse, $200?mile heats ? best three in fire. F. P. Gerow entered bis bay horse " Fifer. ' By Col. Bradfute, hi* aorrel marePiono," by imported Leri&than, dam by William out of Transport By Col. Sprowl, (Majer Ward's) bay filly ' Miss Jrnnette," by Jno. Richards. The result as follows : ? Fifer 5 0 111 Pione, 1 0 a 3 dr. Jennettp, 3," 3 a a 1 Time, 1 47?1 1 49-2 ?-2 i|. The contest to-dav made tome amend* for the lack ot interest which characterised the preceding days, but we are prevented by the necessity of putting our paper to press, from going into a description of it Fifth Day?Purse Jlflfl-milt heats. Col Elliott, entered "Arkalaka," hy imported Leviathan, daaa by William. Col. Bradfute, his grey horse " Airy," by O'K?"T ^ . ? Cel. Sprowl. his sorrel horse '? Oseola. The result was as follow Arkaluka, .. I 1 Airy.. La di?. Oseela di*. Time, lmlM.?1m. &7s. C Diim Fosoyir.?TheNewfcern N. C. Spectator of the 19th Inst, contain* an account of a mo>t daring forgery perpetrated by an individual calling hhnself Sheppard?a stranger in that place. He arrived in the western staje oa the 7ih last, and on the day following he went to the branch o'g be Bank of the State, end procured of Mr. Roberts the Cashier, a cheek for thirty six dollars on the branch or the ban* ol the State at Wilmington.? Oa the 12th inat he left in the weatern *tage,and nothing more waa thonght of the check antil the I4fh instaat, when Mr Roberta received a netiee of the receipt and payment by the Cashier of the branch of the Bank of the State at Wilmington of a cheek for $4*)i)0, drawn by Mr. Roberta, la favor of John Wood, eadoraed by him, '* Pay to Nathaa Shappard," and by himendoraed, " N Shepnard." Thia arai ao donbt the aaae check, with the exception of thia amall change from thirty?aix to ail thjnaand dollar*, which Mr. Roberts had sold to lie villain ta qaestioa. 1 JukMD, HIM. ICerrwpeedeeee of the HeraM.J J acute*, Mias.^ Feb. 27, 1842 -i%. aBy.,ifi'mnimnr Tnsitf~ and Hit PlanUr*' Bond*? Ex-Prtrident Adam* and Dr Jon non? Temptrant* Socitlitt. i Amoa|4ke mqjhiplicity of ^respondents whose ;ontributtons glfiee'your ulnu, and add to the ntereit oj^your pap er, 1 llatfitf- myself ycu will not be displeased to nnd one loeefed at the head-qaarters of repudiation. The excitement which that subject has already occasioned, and the indefinite range which the principle may hereafter acqmrr, is calculated to lead the mind into anxious and profound reflection. Already it is apprebefcded that some three or four of our sitter states will be driven to ths saras expedient; England must at sometime or other catch the infection,, from wheuse it may spread orer Europe, thus causing an imppttant revolution in the tfefttd. and eaiahlishiog jtn* a fundamental rnle, that uorernments, like the Herald, must thereafter he conducted on the eaeb principle. It is a matter for serious inquiry whether so happy,n termination would not jsietify n resort to the expedient. It may be said that governments should first pay their debts, and (hen establish the rule ; but it must be considered that their credit would then he uninspired, and that on a future occasion they might be templed to use it; whereas by repudiation their credit is destreyed, and they cannot thenceforth be led into temptation. Near one hundred years ago, whan the national debt of England was comparatively small, it waa prophesied by Dr. Johnson that ultimately it would be repudiated, giving as his reason, that the interest of thousands would not be allowed to destroy the happiness of millions. This it not simply saying that the majority will govern, but that it will govern, regardless or the rights of the minerity. . But Dc*J?hn?on taAttt the only authority which can be adduced by tne anti-Bond (layers. Cowley, about two hundred years ago, wrota as follows ;? ' Five years ago (savs story) I loved you. For which youcall me most inconstant new ; I'ardon me medam, you mistake the man, For I am not the same that I was then; No flesh is now the same 'twee then in me, And that my mind is changed you plainly see." Mississippi may vary truly say that she is not nrv the same State that she was wham she sigaed the bonds. That her mind is changed is perfeotly obvious to all, but most especially fo the Bondholders; aud as to her citizens, one-half are gone to Terns, and the other halt'are not to be recognized as the same individual*. It would certainly require great ingenuity to prove their identity. Oar pure patriots and profound statesmen having succeeded in repudiating the Union Bank bond* on the ground of illegality, ale now busily at work endeavoring to show that the Planters' Bunk bond* should also be repudiated, on the ground of inconvenience. Governor Tucker wrote his inaugural message too hastily, aud incautioualy admitted their validity, and the necessity of paying them ; but einpe that time, having been properly rebuked for hia negligence of true patriotic principles, be now admits that it would be highly reprehensible to tax tha people for that purpose. 1 was recently of opinion that the bonds w?old be paid at some future time, but I apw think they never will without compcnsaUopjaad lkndarnot how that can be aDDlied. Mr. Adams, fn hit palmr8ays, had numerous friend? in tbilk country; and it ft net without feelings of great mortification, mingled with dilguet and indignation, that hie conduct in the Congress of the siation is now viewed. In reading over sons account of the Virginia Ccnventioa, a few years ago?l was highly pleased with the marks of respect which were shown tit Madison and Monroe, whe were members of it. When either rose to address the House, ail the members, simhltaneoasly rose with him, aid. remained standing ia silent, and reapectfal attention when be apoke. What a contrast does Xx-Presldeni Adams present, when rising in the House is the signal for hootiqgs and laughter, of shorn and derision, or of angry turhnlence. M Patriotism,*' says Dr- Johnson, is the last resort of a scoundrel." He who has spent d long and labortousiife of intrigue and tergiversation in the pursuit of some grand political object, and at length finds himself completely thwarted, defeated, and exposed, becomes at oaee a patriot par excellence. He tella the World how he has laboredday andnigbt for many Weary years; bow he has sacrificed himself, former frieade, family,.; and fortune for the public weal, ?nd now, whaa youth and strength are exhausted in thie serriqe of hie country, this-lath* ungrateful return: to he the subject of calumnious tongues, and to be thrust asida like Useless lumber in a cloaet. Then, perhaps, likeJefea Adams, be retires in aullea dignity .from the trdm; or perhaps, like Henry Clay, exhausts bis yet remaining strength in TntUe slforts to redeem bis forfeited character, grows mad with rage, and strives, with impotent malice to wreak his vengeance on those whom he cohld not make kis dupes. . . Many in this nuarteg have been disappointed in the result of Colt's trial. It was confidently predicted, after seeing the evidence, and beloretfie verdict feaehed us, that he would be acquitted. It may bs some eoueolalion to the holders of Mississippi bonds, that at length a State Temperance Society has been formed here, as it is one step toward reformation. This ar Dean to be a " dernier retort," for the " gallon law though not repealed, he.-, even in its infancy, become obsolete and a dead letter It is traly edifying to observe the Chief Justiee of the State, the Governor, and the members of the Legislature taking upon themselves the oath* ef total abstinence, although it Mminds one of whM an eminent English author 4#fte snid to the lady afebeas of a convent iu France: " Madans," said he, "you are not here for the love of virtue, but the fear of vice." Yours, Beta. Arrest or the Robbers or Mr. Nicholson.? On Wednesday night,police officers Hays, Zelland Ridgely arrested Win. Hiinea, John Purpar, John Sinton and Francis Dolphin, all residents of this city, and scarcely at the age of manhood- As soon as Himes was taken, hs made a full cosfessian of the matter?the substance of which was, that ha. Purpur and Sinton bad formed the plan to rob MrNicholson, and that they watched on live diflerent night* before they could accomplish their object, owing to the number of persons in the street whan Mr. Nicholson was on his way home. On th* night in question Mr Nicolson was knocked down by llimes ; the money was taken from kirn by Sinton, and Purpur, according to arrangement, Was left en the watch to see what became of Mr. Ji.~t Aftsr dividing the money they agreed to give a portion of it to Dolphin, with whom they bad previously advised as to the robbery. The amount of money recovered by the police officers was, in notes $2&10, and in gold and tilVefr Stilb 70.?Ball. Amrr. March 25. <&? VS INVITE ATTENTION to the following notice, particularly for families and ?TT public schools ami institutions where children or young persons are to be found ? %01dridgt's Balm of Columbia for the Hair?Its positive qualities ara a* follows? 1st?yor infai.ts, keeping tbe head free from scarf, and causing a luxuriant bead of bair. 3d?For ladies after child birth, restoring the skin ts IK UIUH1 IlieDKUl "? ?? , mttu pier CUUU| IUI luting out of the hair. 3d?For any person recovering from any debility, the una i fleet ii produced. 4th?If uiod in infancy till a good growth ii started, it may bo preserved by attention to the lateat period of life. flth? It frees the Urad from dandruff, strtagtheus the roots, impart* health and vigor to tho circulation, and prevent* the hair from changing color or getting "ft ?It cauietthe hair to curl beautifully when done I up in it over bight. No lady'a toilet shnuld ba made w ithout It. 7lh?Children who havo by any meant contracted vermin in thehead, are immediately and permanently cured of them by it* use. It i* inialfitd*. To bo found at 71 Maiden lane. Off' HAIR ?We* call attention to the moat heautiful and efficient article for the hair eter produced. JffAll families w ho desire their children to grow a fine and thick crop of hair, and all invalidi whole hair i? thin or falling and those who have dandruff, should usefit without delay. It is the true B ilm of Columbia, to be found only at 71 Maiden lane, and thr dreat covering each bottle ii a mait splendid engraved viow of tho Fall* of Niagara, that is of itielf is worth belf tho prico. A Near Thlng-ghavlng. 0(7- FIELD'S ANODYNE SHAVING CREAM will be round like nothing else ever Inornate*!.-far thooo who prefer a real luxury to tha barbarous butchery of bad soap, bad razor, end bad shaving. Many articles have been lately tried,but none *iH cawparewith tfcse, It produce* a luxurious lather 6n the 1k? alaaaetlnetaiUa iieouilr. and Is nnsurpasaed. It'Is eonfLMHlIy aaosnsd that nothing can give tha satisfaction and eomfortja these who shave thews* lvoa or to those who are shaved bv other*, than this cream will. It hao been tried by * great number of gentlemen, who declare it entirely unequalled. The trade will be supplied by Comstock It Co., wholesale and retail druggists, 71 Maiden Lane. - ITIIBl j7irn?iiic>,Bii r?vCVi The imekingtfff the weed.'{K7 EITKEKA! A|deUtio?ii iMir iijprenoaocetl by phi!o*opher?oneofthe luxnrie* oflife Eren Dr. Mott, the learned profcwor. rownii a g*t 1 egar, (la hi* new woik ) Now, he It kite** te the food citizen* of Gotham, I hot P. GiUey, No'* Md Breed way ?nd ]? Bowery keep* a cheice (election of Prindlpe and Harina *eg*r*'to ?uit all taitee?cell and try?we are MliifieJ you'll call again