Newspaper of The New York Herald, January 17, 1847, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated January 17, 1847 Page 1
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y ? 5 n a % f * j ** i TH] Vol. XIII, lo. 1U?Wbol? Ho. 4613 INTERESTING INTELLIGENCE FROM THK SEAT or WAX.. STATE OF AFFAIRS IN MEXICO. HOVEHENTS OF GEN. SCOTT. She Intentions of Santa Anna. The Countermarch of General Taylor from Saltillo to Victoria. &C., &.c., &c. ti1e bki'orted advance ok santa anna. [H'rom the Now Orleans Times, Jan. 7 1 General Worth ontbe 16th ultimo received information from two scouts that the Mexican General-in-Chief hod left Han Luis de Potosi, at the bead of a body of 16,000 cavalry, with the intention to fall on the American division at Saltillo, which he imagined he could easily crush. After this, he proposed attacking Gen. Wool, and, if similar success attended him, to repair to Monterey and capture or destroy the magazines and the public stores which lay there. General Worth, without attaching more importance to the report than it seemed to merit, forthwith despatched expresses to Gen. Taylor, Wool, and Butler, acquainting them with what he had heard, leaving it entirely to them to act in the premises. The express overtook Gen. Taylor a short distance from Mouterey, on the ronte to Victoria. He immediately returned to his old encamping ground, near Monterey, with the wholo of his division, and then waited further advices After remaining three davs. durinv which h? received Information of the improbability of the report of Haute Anna's advance on Saltillo, he again took up the line cf march, and proceeded (en the 23J) onward to Victoria. Muanwhile, General Wool, who had been in. formed of the rumor current at Saltillo. called in all hia detached command*, and at the head of hi* division, 3,000 strong, (pitted Parra* on the 18th ultimo, and, by arrangement* previously made, wan to enterjSaltillo on the '23d at furthest, pushing foi ward with all practicable speed. General Butler had previously reached Saltillo from Monterey. During this time the intelligence of the reported advance of Santa Anna had reached other more distant* points of the line of occupation, and troop*, al ready under orders to march toward .Montorey, hastened their progress onward. It appears that Generals,Taylor and Worth, on mature reflection, readily discovered the improbability of the report of Santa Anna's advance on and near proximity to Satillo, from the following facts.: 1st The distance between San Luis de I'otosi and Saltillo was too great to admit of the possibility of the match of so large a body as 16 0U0 men. without timely notice being afforded to the American Oeueral to prepare lor his reception, 'idly.? The ground between the two cities is exceedingly bare of verdure, or other means of sustenance for man and bsnst?ninety miles of which, as is well known, being an arid desert, divest of fountain running stream, or auy other source of water, besides affording not the least chance ot getting food or fodder, being utmost uninhabited throughout its wide extent. The report of the Mexican scouts, however, is said to have been corroborated by information received al Saltillo, in a letter from au English merchant at San Luis de Potosi, who stated that Santa Anna had positively left that city at the head of a numerous body of cavalry. Even new in those parts of Mexico occupied by our troops, it is admitted that Santa Anna is out with a considerable mounted force, but with objects far different from those attributed to him by the scouts. For much of the above information, we are indebted to Mgjor Butler, Paymaster U 9 army, attached to the division of Gen. Wool, who visits this city on business ? Major B. left Parras on the 17th ult. where Gen. Wool's division then lay. He states that the troops were in ex cellent health and spirits, no casualty ot moment having occurred for somo time. The inhabitants of the country which the troop.i had travened from San Antonio, had manifested the greatest good teeling toward the Americans?not a symptom of that hostility which the population of the valley of the Rio Grande had so frequently exhibited, had been observed. NEWS FROM MEXICO. [Fiom the Washington Intelligencer, July 14 ] Tho IT. S. iitptim friiralM Miaoiacinni 14 A mander, irrivuil at Norfolk on Wednesday morning, having on board Com. M. C. Perry. She left Anton Lizsrdo on the 29th December, and touched at Havana for coal and water Com. Perry arrived in this yesterday, accompanied by Lieut. Contee, also of tho HmMm, to whom we are indebted for the following information, and for Havirna papers:? From Havana papers of the 7th of this month we loarn, that ou the JMd of December was published at Mexico a decree of tho Constituent Congress, declaring the election of General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna to be Provisional President of tho Republic, and of Valentin Gomez Kariaa to be Provisional Vice President of the Republic. In consequence ot the absence of the President, and in accordance with a decree of the Congress, the Vice President had assumed the duties of Acting President, and taken tho oath of office. The Government had recognized as agent of Great Britain at San Luis de Potosi during the war with the United States, Senor Juan Davies. General Don Valentin Caualizo had been appointed Minister of War and Marine of Mexico. The subjoined paragraph, the only ono of any consequence besides those which state tho above facts, would seem to authorize an apprehension that the reported advance of Santa Anna with a large army towards Saltillo, was in reality a movement towards Tampico, were it not that we have ourselves received letters from Tampico of as late dale as the 23d of December, when every thing was quiet, which could hardly huve been the case had the muvemcut of the body of 6,000 mtn been in the direction stated in the following paragraph:? [Krom tho Vera Cruz Locomotor of the 14th ] " tVo learn by the express of last night that a division, consisting oi 6 000 men of all urms, moved from San Luis in the direcliou of Tula, with a view to intercept the passage of the enemy, who will march their forces by this route in order to placo themselves in communication with Tampico." [Krom the New Orleans Picayune, Jan 6 ] Since onr last we have leceived files of papers from Vera Cruz, from the Utter part of November up to the 17th ol December. We have reviewed tho rep >rts in tire papers oi the proceeding" of the Mexican Congress, uod do not lind a word to add to the statement which we gave yesterday. No direct action uppears to have been bad upon tho subject of the war with the United Htates. Wo c?ncot liud tho overturoa for peace, ao irequortly rr.ode by our government, adverted to in the proceedings of tho Mexican Congress at all; nor do we *nd any tniug touching directly upon their plana of campaign, 'iheir own papers would convey the impression that San Luis I'otosi is to be the gteat battle ground ot the war. We have at last tho official Mexican accounts of the events which have occurred at Los Angelas, which havo hc?n magmlied into a umssucie ot l.'ii) Americana. The facts ure in substance thus stated in a despatch, signed by Col. J.M. Segui.i, addressed to tho Governor ol Sonoi a:? On the v.U September, the citizens of Los Angelas and tho vi.tinity determined to throw off the rule of the Americans. They met accordingly, proclaimed their liberty, and placed Capt. Flor a at their head. Alter some days ot impending strife, an action is said to havo occunea on the dttih and 'JTtn of September in the rancho oi Chino, in the immediate vicinity of Los Atgelos, wherotbe Americans arc said to have been touted entirely, twenty-seven of them made prisoners and throe wounded. One Mexican was killed hut no American. The conquerors then laid siege to the city of Loa Angela. and on the 30tli (September the towu capitulated '1 lie lei ins of the surrender w ere dia wn up with as much deliberation as these of Monterey. Oi inuiissioners were appointed on both sides, the American commander, Don Archibald Uiiletpce, being k presented by .-tenor Don Kdward Oil Chine ? surgeon with tho rank of major? and Licllt. i). Mix tie 1 Prior, f fl.o Iltirtnr In ibiu r m.. ten presume to tie burgeon Howard Uilchiist, ot the U. b. sloop ot war Portsmouth J The oljectot the confercnco is declined to ho mi honorable eccommodidiou which should provent n tiMeless elltinou of blood. Capt. (it.letpee bound himseli to tetiro with nil hi* lorco to the port ot 8*'i 1'rdio, thence to embaik lor Monttioj', [(.alitornit.J remaining in bail Pedro no longtr than iiugntbc necessary to make all neetllul prepa-stioLa for departuie '1 iio aocoiid article stipulates foi their retiring with the honor*of var, with their oiuu nn 1 pip. ato properly. The third article gives thcin (lie mounted aitillciy ilrcii in I.os Ai geioa to accompany them to bau I'cdiu, but there to ho icaiorcd to the Mexican*. We havo not time to give all the articles of this capitulation, hut tho moat imporant we have imti.ed. IJtbers provided for an exchange ol priionen, Iho ifcstorution of captured property, lesptct lor the property ot loreigiiera, Sic., fcc. All the tciin- of the capitulation woul t coom to have been religiously idiserved till the tune for embaikation arrived I ben tho complaints of tho Mexicans begin Col. Megur.i says that the guns which rhould have been restored w e.<- *11 spiked ; that arms and munitions were carried oil whi h should have In on surrei d -ted -, that the American vessel oil' the port rent her boat* ushoie with a lorco ot thrro hundred men, besides the torce which had enpi tul,did, and maintained a permanent occupation ot the town. Notwithstanding all this, Col. Sogura goes on to say that the troops of Honoto continue to ho animated w ith the ssine enthusiasm lor the liberty of the country an hcietoforc. and oth?r tlilrim <>r iha l?in.i W? ?,?? the Mesicane tli? beuefitof their ov. u version of tbe*o ?Rait* We have not a hue from an American officer exj lana'ory of the facta 'i ho Mont/or, | uliliaheJ at the city of Mexico, ha* a letter from Mazatlsn of the 17lli of November. It mention* that on tho Uth en American iloop ol war came to r.nchor eff tin- h.iy, an<l at once sent in about. The ofli Cfr in command, on hi* Way to the town, went ubeard one of the Kngliah voskcla of war lying there, raid deliveiod h uiml which had been biougnt tiooi Valnaiaiio. After Cou.muDcation with the KngiitU letnriied nt otn n to hie ahip, which in,rutdiately lot euil. 'J he Mi x.cjii* eoy that tho ofltceri ol tho veeael weie either igtioriMit, or uMt rt-d to he ignotant, of the fact that wur li-d hien declared. Tine letter nut that on tho tome day the Ktench baik Ang' lini. ninvid at Ma/.atlan, from VHlpaiuino, und her entrance into the port i* announced With a flour oh not tinlike the lollowing : " 7 In* rliowa that the miierahle Vni.hc . r (lot mui i<//,lii KntiAiei) uie uuuhle to maintain thi-ii blockade." The French brig Princeia Maria arrived at Alvarado on the 'id December, Irom Havana, with e very valuable ceigo. A imeli merchant venel, the Mocteiume, arrived at E NE NE Vera True on thn 8th of December, from Campeachy, ' with cargo of fruit, An. The blockade of thii latter port wan likewiie violated on the day previous by some small Mexican vessel. The Locomotor gives a vivid account of the loss of the Homers, and of the exertions of the boats of the different nations to save the drowning sailors. It does not, however, add much to the information which w.) had previously received. The seven sailors who drifted ashore and were saved, were treated, it says, with great kindness and humanity in VeraCruz. As they floated ashore, they were to hear to the Cattle of Han Juan that they could distinctly hear the beating of the drums within the walls. A correspondent, whose attentions we cannot here adequately acknowledge, has furnished us with the names of the men saved, who are now liel I as priSonera of war in Vpm C.r??t Thaw . | William W. Canljr, William W. Tower*, John Beyco, , Lewi* Johnion, Jauies Kennell, Matthias Gravel,and Den, nia Kelly. Wo have alrealy mentioned that the commodore ha* supplied them with clothe* and money. Our correspon1 dent tells us they are treated with kindness, but yet a* { close prisoner*. The Mexicans era kept in a continual state of alarm ahout another descent upon Alvarado, and reports are found in tho papers from day to day upon the suhj.-ct But nothing further had been attempted upto our last accounts?December U3. In this connection we may slate, that many of the ofllcars oi our squadron, and especially the younger portion. are chafed beyond measure by their iuactivity, and we m iy cite an incident which is said rccontly to have occurred in proof of this state of feeling. Two of tho midshipmen of tho John Adams, either in quest of adven ture or out of mere bravado, lately rowod round tho castle of San Juan in a small boat, and so closely that they could touch the castle walls They found nothing but paliry fishing boats surrounding it They left the ship under the pretence of visiting one of ihe Knglish vessels of war, and immediately upon their return to their ship, they weie placed und#r suspense. The burning of the Creole was executed on the private responsibility of the gallant officers, w hose names we hove already given.? Their countrymen should bear these things in mind, and always recollect that it is the want of opportunity alone which prevents the navy from signalizing its prowess. \ The despatch of Gen. Taylor dated the Idth November trom Saltillo. announcing his pacific occupation of that I place, is published in the Mexican paper* Han a Anna writes from San Luis on the 'J8th November, that Marcos Aguilar, the Mexican express rider to whom it was entrusted by Gen. 'iaylor, thought better of it after be had started for Cumargo, and changed his route for San Luis. Hant-\ Anna lauds the patriotism of the scoundrel, ond recommends him to the favorable consideration of the government. He says he paid him fifty dollars for hi* travelling expenses. The despatch of General Tavlor is very brief,snd contained no information of the least use to Santa A,.-.. a...A. A? U- ?I?> ' 11?" - nuuo. axilla juiua ?uuit mil slKUIlur nail 101.1 mm IQUl the American army had become greatly demoralize 1,10(1 were deserting daily in consideiable numbers. The mine fact he says ho has learned Irom other sources. In confirmation of it he mcntiona that deserters (rum the Americans were coming in daily ; that only on tire day previous?Nov. 27th?twelve Irishmen and Germans had come in and solicited employment Their services were accepted, and they were'.otUchsd, with other deserters, to a company of Mexican artillery. We hear lrom Santa A rule in another communication. On the 4th of December he addressed a letter to the Secretary of State, which was published to allay the apprehension excited by rumors in circulation that the general had qnarolled with the acting government, and was about to return to the city of-Mexico and enter into negotiations for peace with the United States He attributes the reports in circulation, injurious to his charac ter, to certain papers in the United States. He appeals to Gen. Salus and Gen. Almonte as witnssses iu his behalf, both of whom he says made the campaign of 183t with him in Texaa, in the endeavor to prevent the dismemberment of that portion of the national territory. He touches upon other events, in the lives of Halas and himself, in which they were associates in misfortunes ; he expresses his reluctance thus to appear before his countiy in his own justification. Ha would rather bavo tiustcd to his past services and his wounds tor his defence, and concludes with a flourish which wo faintly render thua"But I had another reply in roservo, which my cannon and musketry should make upon the invading hosts in the day ol national vengsauce." We do not recognizo in the lone ol this letter any marks of earnest since ity, nor do we find any thing in the papers to throw light upon tho military designs of Hanta Anna. A letter written by him as far back as the 21st o( November, to justify his abandonment of Turnpico, contains one paragraph, sayiug that he had antici pated any opeiations which Gen. Taylor might meditate uj iuc wiiy ui auiuuo, ana tauen uie proper measures to repot on invasion from that quarter The papera of the city of Mexico have been much occupied with reports touching Santa Anna's designs upon the government. The oflicial journal denuuncei every whisper of an ambitious purpose as slanderous and traitorous. It is eviJently deemed most im|>orlant to keep the public free from all expectations on this score. In the Monitor of the 2d December it if mentioned that (Jen. Garcia Conde has been ordered to loave Irarpuato within twenty-four hours,and proceed at once to Chihuahua. The Monitor regards this as a violent proceeding, and half insinuates that it is to be attributed to some vile personal motive, injurious to Conde. He was formerly Governor of Chihuahua, and his boarixg during the Jate seige of Monterey was not calculated to confer lustre upon him Tho latest Mexican accounts from Tampino which we have seen are to tho end of November. They mention the extraordinary activity of our forces in fortifying Tsmpico, and sneak of Gen. Patterson's advance upon Victoria at the head of five thousand men A free pardon was granted in August last to all Mexican deserters who should rejoin their colors withiu a certain specified time. A later decree extends this time three months. We have repeated publications of army regulations by Gen. Almonte, showing the utmost application on the part of that oilicer. None of these regulations are of 1>-?..-w ui iu uiuniiu lepuo icaiioii. (Jen. Orhegozo, a veteran olllcer, died in the city of Mexico ou the 5th of December. I D. Luii O. (Jordoa.a distinguished lawyer and influential citizen, died of apoplexy on the (ith of December in I the capital THIt POSITION CF SANTA ANNA AND THE AMERICAN FORCES. [From the New Orloana Delta, Jan. 7 ] All idea of an immediate engagement has parsed over, and it would now item that Santa Anna is only to he met nt San Luis Potosi?where, it appoars, bemoans to stand the hazard of the die. (Jen.Taylor, as wc had been previously advised, countermarched when on his route to Victoria, and was approaching Haltillo, when he met Col. May and his squad ron, who had pushed on in advance of him, returning to Monterey. Col. Mhv having informed him of the actual and existing state if things at Saltillo, ho returned and recommenced his match for Victoria. It turns out that thoalairo originated thus (Jen. Worth intercepted h letter from ihe governor of New Leon to a partisan Mexican General, whose name our informant could not recollect, telling him to odvance and attack Saltillo on a certain (ley , and that he hud so arranged it that the Mi x ican inhabitants would rise, join them, and defrat the American forces. Add to this, >1 large cavalry force wus ioi>uiicM uii inn KiiTunce irom nan 1,111* I'orosi. Willi reference to the letter?(Jen. Worth enclosed it to the author, telling him that if again detected in any such proceeding, he would he ihot. The cavalry advance turned out to he, as our Monterey correspondent guessed they were, a foraging party- pretty numerous, to he sure ?nothing moro. * The forces in Raltillo have, however, been considerably strengthened. The Kentucky and Ohio regiments under (Jen. Butler, have marched on there; and trio Kentucky cavalry were to march for that point on the 33d ult Monterey, tee, under command of Co'. (Jarland, ia considerably reinfoiccd. Our informant met, between there and Camargo, the two Indiana regiments, tha Kentucky mounted cavalry, and about seven hunered of the recently enlisted regulars Col. Morgan, of tho second regiment of Ohio volunteers, who has command at Cainatgo, it actively engaged iu fortifying the place Tho ?Jeorgia, Mississippi Bn<l Tennessee infantry ere in TMffis, T)i-ro was no truth in tho roport that a Mexican force was stationed there. ! .Since we wrote the above wo have conversed with a military gentleman, who canre pussengerin the Alabama and whose sources of correct information were the very tiest. lie informs us that (Jen Wool, with his forces, was rv rent* to Join (Jen. Worth (in addition to tho reinfoioementa mentioned above ) and that he was, when ins lie:rd from, within a few miles of Saltillo (Jen Scott was on his way to the headquarters of (Jen. Tny lor, which would be at Victoria. Our reliable informant's information still further dissipates all apprehensions ot Santa Anna iissuming nu oll'en1 sive position. He now holds the key to Southern Mexico, he deems all the forces he can postihly cot connate tbete necessary to retain it, and will only surrender it to a greatly superior loice. '1 ho strength of his own army at Ssn f .uis I'otosi, by the way, in greatly ox aggeratcd. It does positively not exceed 10 000 men, all told, and these nooilv nrovNioned and limine in th?-ir nn.iMii.m I a icniity supply of arm* and ninm-'iillion llo reckons, ! however, among hit ofScers, men bf high military attaini ments?K.ugliab. German ami !'re rich The |lace he ' will, of coumo, have fortified in the heat possible manner He, theieloio, coolly wraps lilmr^lf up In the cloak of security, at leant for the present, well knowing that we have no force now wett of the Pio Grande ficm which he foars an attack. THE INTENTION Or SANTA ANNA. [From the Washington Intelligencer, .Ian. 1? ] | At me proient moment the following letter, received by the mail of yeaterday, cannot loll to ho of the deepest intereat to every data of otirrradcra : ? | Santa Anna will not inarch on baltillo, but will make a feint to create auch an impreaaion. Bnould the army under Gen. Taylor l>e concentrated , in lh?l neighborhood, Santa Anna, with hit whols foice, will ruah on to Tampico; end, If he accomplishes the reduction of that place, he will proceed alone the coaat to the ltio fliande, and, with an overwhelming force bej twain and Toint laabel, cutoff the auppliea to i our army. j With ?omo knowledge of the character cl Sant.i Anna, | | and the topography of the country, combined with the j recant nowa, I linve arrived at the above conclusion The auhject being one of great importance and intereat Juatnow, it the reason I trouble jou with the peiuaal, i and request the publication of this abort letter. Very respectfully, A NAVAL OFFICF.R | Anapolia, Jan 13,1917. MOVEMENTS OF HEN. SCOTT. [Correspondence of the N. O. Delta ] i Bassos St. J*oo, Jan. 3. 1917 ? Han. Scott reached i hern last week, staid two days, and left on Tueaday j last. He aeema active aDd energetic. He sorted his , camp equipage, end left every thing, not absolutely neceaaery, behind. He proceeded to Cunargo direct, conj trery to the eEpectationa ef aoaae who auppoaod ho would J W YC W YORK. SUNDAY MO Jo to Tampico by water He will join the army immeiately, niidno iloubt hostilities will be vigoroualy proaecuted. He save ui a toll anerimon of democracy here : when a gentleman observed his camp equipage waa not expensive, he remarked," a tin pan waa good enough for him." No douht he will endeavor to be popularumongat the aoldiery. He held couaultation with Uen Jetup, Quartermaster General L'. S. Army, about the proper pointa to forward auppliea for the ormy. Hitherto < Jen. deaup haa not received any commuuicotiou eithor fiom the General commanding, or from the Government?he had to act altogether on his own responsibility and judgment. 1 believe Gen Jraun noiaeasea more of the re quirements of an intelligent and expAicnced General than any officer in the U. 8. service. lie u naturally active and vigorous in mind ; he haa a thorough knowledge of all the Mexican frontier and Oulf coast. I believe lio is more capable to command the army against Mexico than any man in the country. Vours, II. [From the Washington Union. Jan. 14.1 The following letter, to a member of the Senate, lias bjen obligingly placed at our disposal: ? "Mai amokos, Jan 1st, 1847. Dear Sir: ?I wrote you a few days ago. Gen. Scott left here for Cumaigo two days ago, in great haste, huving heard that Gen. Worth had been driven hack from Saltillo.aud that lie and General Taylor wore shut up in Monterey by the forces of Santa Anna. This is not so; and General Scott is expected here soon again, us it is suiJ, to tit out un expedition against Vera Cruz. Gen. battel son's division crossed the San Fernando four duysngo, at which time Gen. Quitman, with the advance of lien. T.iy lot's army, was at Linares. General Taylor ha 1 returned to Monterey with Twigg'a division I have no doubt that Generul Taylor will go home as soon us Scott takes command Kvery day shows, more and more, the necessity of extending seme laws over the Mexican territory in our possession, for the whole country is overrun with robbers and murderers; and in some of the small towns and haciendas, the men are orguni/.ing their forces to assist bantu Anna, should he ever coine thii side of the mountains. Nobody is iufe in this country, unless there is something like law, to govern, not only ti e Mexicans, but everybody else." AFFAIRS AT TAMFJCO. [From (ho New Orleans Pic lyune, January tl ] Uy the arrival this morning at 3 o'clock, of the schooner Arispa, ('apt. Gates, from Tampico, in five day s, wo have news as lato as the{30:h ult, which will bo found aetailml below. The Arispe sailed from Tsmpico on We lnesday last There was but little news of public interest. The United >tatrs s'oamer Spitfire, Commander Tutnall ; schooners lleeter, Lieut. Commanding Sterrett, n"d Nonata, Lieu'.. Common ling llowau, sailed on the U8th ult., for \ntou Lizsrdo, but returned to the bar on the following day, owing to contrary winds and prospect of bad wea tber. The two former got under way again on tho 30>h, and when the Arispe IsH, at 3, P M , were three or lour mileslothe eastwuid-the schooner iu tow of tho steamer. The Nonata was inside tho bar, and probably did uot sail for n day or two The sloop of-war St Mary's arrived ofTTompico bar on the evening of the 2-tth nit., but sailed again the following day. lier destination was net known. On tho 39th ult., the bark Ivanona, Captain Shinn, from New York, whence she sailed on the Srd December, ar livedwtha company of the 1st Artillery, 119 strong, under Capt; John Magrudor. Lieut. B.H Hill and Dr Nowton also accompanied these troops. They wore at ouce marche l iute camp. A brig was also in the oiling,when the Arispo left, having recruits for the 6th Infantry on board?officers not ascrrtasaed. A grand flag utafl', ninety-five feet high, was raised on the morning ol the 30th ult. in the principal plaza, directly in tho centro of an extensive marble pedestal,originally designed for the base of a mouument to Santa Anna. I'hia work of the blind ioliowera of the modern t) rant, it is said, cost some {>60 060 ; but instoad of a monument, as wdb intended, tn one whose namo is written on the pago of history with blood, there now floats in triumph the beautiful folds of America's ons gn 1 What a differ ence 1 Instead of a pyramidal pile to vanity and ambition, rapine and treachery, the " broad stripes and bright Biuia ui uui uuuuu a ,inft Riici uiu vyv ui uid umiuiuur, mil stroam out in pride u|>ou tho free breeze ! There may they erer stream ! i A hostile mooting wm anticipated on the morning of the 1st itast, lie*.ween Or Sidney Lemon and Labruere, the individual removed from the otltoc of auctioneer, for cer mill roasons of which oitr reader* have been informed.? t he preliminsiio* of the meetiDg were arranged on the SOth 11 it The (Hltonlly was said to have originated in the rale of some tonacco by Labruere for Lemon. The cftlce of auctioneer, lett vacant by the removal ol Mr. Labruere, has been tilled by the appointineut of Mr Taylor, lite olthi. city. Mr. < base, oar former Consul, is appointed collector ol the customs at Tampion?a port ho eminently deserves. Occasional rumors reach the city of an intandeu attack upon it by the Mexican* ; but tiioy are only viewed as Mexican tales. A man may eat every Mexican that will attach Tampico, while our troops uro there, for supper, and still follow Or. Kranklin's recipe for a good appetite lor breakfast. The city remains perfectly quiet and orderly, being under the best possible police regulations There is liu lighting, dissipation, rowdyism, or disturbance of any kind, and it is not probable that the peop e of Tampico? he former inhabitants?ever saw so still and peaceable a place before. T1IK CAPTURE OP I.AGUNA. [From thn Washington Union, Jan. 14.J We understand that Commodore Perry reached Wash jngton to-day in the Oceola steamer from Norfolk, where he arrived in the ateamer Mississippi in 14 dnyt. n Havana, from Anton Lizardo. '1'he Mississippi cornea in to Noifulle lor the purposo of refitting and taking in aomc n<-w machinery, which had been prepared for ner. Shi expects to sail again in the courso ef two or three weeks in order to rejoin the squadron in tho Gulf. The Com modore precedes h is official despatches, ty hid had hecn transmitted hy the mail, and are expected to bi received at the department in the courso of to-morrow Meanwhile, wo understand verbally that Commodori Perry brings accounts of his capture of Laguna de loi Teiminos, in tho province of Tohusco, contiguous to thi province of Vucatan, where ho captured and destroyer 'ifteen pieces of excellent artillery, with their carriages Thero was no serious opposition made by the Maxicaus and only one American life was last?that was done by accidentally falling from the rigging of the vessel. Whilst he was at the Havana, which he left on tho Mb uist, ho understood that accounts had just been receiver by the British packet from Vera Cruz. He brings de. spntches and papers for tho Slate department. Wo havi had uo opportuney yet of consulting these journals, bu< v. e learn thut they bring soma of the ptoroedjngs of thi Mexican Congress General Santa Anna had been elect ed and > rcluted President ot the republic, and Gome, Kalian, Vice President. The message of General Mains the uc'iug President, to the Congress, expatiated upni the war with the United States, and professed a stern ile termination to carry it on with vigor, and declared tha Ik woa VIII/ Jllll i'V^UU, 11 MURlll I'O WAJ?VVlf!U IU UUI1 tinue (or twenty jo ua ! From tbeio rovolationr, oil own Congress mutt ten the necessity of action?actio: ?and the duty of waiving all distaDt, abstract, anil irrel ovant questions ! What is wantirg is men and rnone; for a riguiuus prosecution of tho war; and the ad justmunt of all unseasonable questions should bi it ft to a period of peaco and tranquillity. The accounts from Mexico report Santa Anna to hi ntill at San Loll do TotoM, at a late day in December. MIMTAHY JNTEI.LtGK.XCK. [Fiom the Boston 1'ost, Jan. IS ] Tho tenth company of volunteer* is ofllcored am organized. Yesterday the members of Company I formed bTA union ti tho rolls held by George Walsl and F. J. Parker, met in their new quarter* corner o Court end ilowatd streets, and elected their eotnmis sioned otticers, Adjutant General Oliver presiding, si followsCaptain, (iaorge Walsh, of Charlestown First Lieutenant, Klias B Green, of Boston ; Senior 2i L'eutenant, Thomas J Myers, do ; Junior'Id Lieutenant Charles W. Smith, do. A fter tho company had been declared duly organized fcc , by Gen Oliver, they proceeded to Judd's, in Devon shire rtrnrt nri I imrtonk of a mime dinner tiv invitHfior cit the rlBcere. Tho election of fiol 1 officer* for tho regiment wil take place a' the Wintbiop Homo this afternoon 'l'ho appearance of C?pt VVehntet'* company on Wed neiday i* generally commended. The Courirr waya " they wcie uhout eighty strong, and all good looking well-made men " The bark Raring Brother*, now lying at this port, hai been chattered to take come of the Massachusetts reg men', to Tampico Mr lioti'.well, of tiroton, in the Massachusetts Legis 'utc, inked n?d obtained leave to introdiire u resolution t'tillering tho thoiike ol the Legislature to Major tienera Taylor, hi* officers and men, lor tho fortitude, skill am courage they hive displayed in the set vice of then Oountry. Some li'tla dtb'itq enanod a* to the pro|ei committto to'vhich this siiuuld bo sent, hut no gentleman who spoke iiianilested any opposition to the tesolu t on it*elf. It u na flnully referred to the joint commiltti on the militia, on motion of Mr Kellogg, of i'lts'lleld. NAVAt. INTELLIOKNCB. fh'tom the Norfolk Herald, Jan. 18 J Tho fr. 8 a'.eamship Mississippi, Commander II. A Adam*, beo-ing tho btonil pennant of Commodate M. C Perry, ariived at this port lo day and pn cnf> I inline diately to the Now Yard. bho left Anton Lizardo or tbe|.'T*ih of llrrcTit'er, r?4 to'Tlc il at Havana for cou anil water. The t,r. P n'ltpB Poritan, Trineeton, an I (tore ship Relief'vtren Anton l.irardo, when the M. tailed. Th< John Adams wn- blockading Vera Crux. On the SOll of Deo ember, Commodore Terry, with the 1/ 8 stean frigate Mississippi, rnl steamera Vixen, Bouita am Petrol took possession of Lagurm in Tohaxco. and do ktroyed the guns and munitions of war found in the porti ami town, t ommander Sands, with tho Vixen and rctrel, was left in charge of he place, and tbo lionita u us left tu nssist in the frontier and month of Tobusco river Oil' Alvnrndo the Mississippi captured the Mexlctu: ic iooner| Aria'io |und sent her o New Orleans for hi' J miration. At (tie SHine time (lie detuined the Hpanisli act o ner i?nl>rl, which was released, after exsminntion by commodore Perry. 1 ho Mississippi will return to (lie liulf as soon as some neceoa y repaus are done to lier machinery. I'uiser A IJ i reshy, of tho .Mississippi, was killed hy falling fiom aloft ou bo rd the steauiei Vixon, which vessel lie was snaring to pilot over tho bar nt Laguna, on the occasion of the attac k on that pltu e. by t io Mississippi we learn the im| ortant iritoll gsnce that Sjiita Anns been declared hy Congiesa to lie duly dieted President of the Mexican Republic. Passengers, J. L. O'ttulhvan. ol New York, from Havana ; Kit ward P. Moore, hearer of deapatcliee from tha Republic of Kcuador to our Uovernment. L'st of officers of tho Mississippi?M. C. Perry, Commodore ) H. A- Adams, Commander j Lieutenants, John C. Carter, John A. Wlnslow, John Canto# , Aoting Lieu IRE I RNING, JANUARY 17, 18 tenant, Edward C. Anderson ; Master, Henry Rogers ; SI Surgeon, Lewis W. Minor; Purser, John K. Steele; T Acting Surgeon, Washington Sherman ; Chief Knginoer, ac Win Sewuli, Jr. ; Professor of Mathematics, Mark H at Beechar ; Passed Midshipmen, Alphonso Uarbot, (absent tta in a nrize vessel) and A J. Dallas ; Midshipmen, Thomas a 8. Kdlebrown. David A. Cheever, Wm. W Wikinson, st Adrien DreMond ; Commodore's Clerk, William K. bi rerry. ei Tlie Trentiiry Mutt uutl IiOin Bill* ' A UIL1. authorising the issue ofTreasury Notos, a Loan, . and lor other purposes. ' Be it enacted, Stc , That the Preiident of the United j* States ik hereby authorised to cuiiso Treaaury notes for ' such sum or sums as the exigencies of the government may require, but not exceeding, in the whole amount of .. notea issued, the sum of twonty three millions of doliara, and of denominations not loss than fifty dollars for any " onc'note, to be prepured, signed, and issued in the man. '' ner hereinafter provided. Sec. i Aud he it further enacted, That the said Trea . 1 aury notes authorised to lie issued by the tirat section of , this aot shall tin re-imbursed and redeemed by the United States, at the Treasury thereof, after the expiration of one j year or two years from the dates of tho.?uid notes respectI ively; from which said dates they shall hear such into ; rest, until they shall bo respectively redeemed, as shall h, be expressed u,>on the face of the said notes; which rate .: of intorest upon each several issue of the said notes shall be lined by the Secretary of the Treasury, by and with the advice and approbation of the President; but v shall in no rase exceed the rate of interest of six per . centum per annum ; Provided, That such interest shall cease at tho expiration of sixty days'notice, to be giveu . at any time by the Secretary of the Treasury, in one or more of tho prinripal papers published at the seat of goveinment, of a readiness to redeem the same. Thereimbursement herein provided lor shall be made at the 1 Treasury of the United Slates to the holders of the said . notes respectively upon presen'ment, and shall include the principal of each note, and tne interest which may J( be duo thereon at the time of payment. Kor this re im- ,, bursement, at tiie time and times herein specified, the .. faith of the United States is hereby solemnly pledged Sec 3. And be it further enacted, That tile said Treaiiii y notes shall be prepared uuder tbo direction of the . Secretary of the Treasury, and shall be signed ou behalf of tho United States by the Tieasurer tbeieof, and a countersigned by tlm Register of thoTreasuiy; and that those ofllcors rMptOUtely shall, as chocks upon . ouch other, and to secure the public safety, keep scpHrats, lull, aud accurate account* of the number, date, denomination, and amount of all tha notes signed and countersigned by them respectively, which said account shall ' be entered in a book or books to be provided for that . purpose, and carefully preserved in the Treasury De partmont; and also similar uccounta kept and preserved In the same manner of ell the said notes redeemed as the * snrnn shall be returned and cancelled; and the Treasurer shall further account, quarterly, for all such notes delivered to him for signature or issue by the Kigister a The Treasurer and Register of the Treasury are hereby ii authorized, by ami with the consent and approbation ol li the Secretary of the Treasury, to employ such additional temporary cleiks as the duties enjoined upon them by ti this section may < ender necessary : 1'rovidcd, Raid number shall not exceed five, and with a salary of nut more li than at the rate of twelve hundred dollars to each per annum. I' Sec 4 And be it further enacted, That the Secretary a of the Treusury is hereby authorised, with the opproba u tton of the President of the United States, to cause to be issued such portion of the said treasury notes as the Pre- i blent may think expedient in payment of debts due by ? ihe United States to such public creditors, or other per sons, as may choose to receive such notes in payment us aforesaid ut par. And the Secretary of the Treasury is ( further authorised, with the approbation of the Presi- I dent of the United states, to borrow from time to time, < not under par, such sums as the President may think expeilienton the credit of such note. i i Sec. 6. And he it further enacted, That the said trea- i suvy notes shall be transferable, by delivery and as* xiffiiment endorsed thereon, by the nerson to whose or- I der the ume shall en the face thereof have been made i payable. Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the laid trea- 1 sury note* shall be received in payment ol' all duti*s and | tuxeiluidby the authority of the United States, of all public lands sold by the said auihoiitv,and of all debts i to the United States, of any character whatsoever, which may bo duo and payable ut tho time when said treasury nutoK uiny bo su offered in paymont ; and ouerery such payment credit shall be given lor the amount of the < i principal and interest which, on the day of such payment, may bo due on the noto or notes thus givon in payment. Sec. 7. And bo it further enacted. That eveiy collector, receiver of public moneys, or other olHcer or ageut of the I uited States shall, on tho receipt of any treasury notes in payment for the government, Keep, according to such forms as shall be prescribed by the Secretary of the T'tasuiy, entries ot the number, date, and re*|>ectjve amounts of principle and interest of each, and overy ti canny note thus received; and every collector, receiver of public moneys, or other olHcer, or agent of the United States, who shall thus receive any of tho suid treasury notes in payment, shall, on the payment of the sumo, receive credit both for principal and interest, computed as aforesaid, which on the day of such last-mentioned pay ment shall appear due on the note ?>r notes thus p-iid in, end he shall bo charged for the interest acciued ?n such note or notes from tho day on which the same shall hare been received by him in payment aa aforesaid to the day on which the aame shall be paid by him as aforesaid. , Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That the Secretaiy , of the Treasury bo, and ho is hereby authorized and di, rooted to cause to be reimbursed and paid the principal , and interest of tne Treasury notes which may be issued , by virtue of this act, at tne several time and times when the same, according to the provisions of this act, should ' be thus reimbursed and naid. And the said Secretary is , further authorized to make purchases of the said notes at , par for tho amount of the principal and interest due at (ho time of purchase on such notes. And so much of J unappropriated money in tho Treasury as may be ne, cessary lor that purpose is hereby appropriated for pay, ing the principal and interest of said notes. I Sec. 0 And bo it further enacted, That if any person shall falsely, make, forge, or counterfeit, or cuuse or procure to bo falsely made, forged, or counterfeited, or ' willingly aid or assist in falsely making, forging, or rouuterfoitingjuuy noto in imitation of, or put porting to i be, a treasury note aforesaid, or shall falsely alter, or I canse or procure to be falsely altered, or willingly aid or assist in falsely altering any Treasury note issued as , aforesaid, or shall pass, utter, or publish, or attempt to i pass, utter, or publish, as truo, any false, forgod, or , counterfeited note, purporting to be a Treasury note as aforesaid, knowing the sainn to bo falsely forged, er , counterfeited, or snail pass, utter, or publish ot true, any falsely altered Trousury note issued us aforesaid, knowi) ing the same to be isliely altered, every such person i. shall be doomed and adjudged guilty of felony ; and, bo t ing thereof uonvic'ed, by duo course of law, shall oe sentenced lo he imprisonou auu Kepi to naru lanor lor a i period not leas than three years nor moro than ten ? roars, and bo fined in a sum not exceeding five thousand I. dollars. f Hoc. 10. And be it Author enacted, That if unv person shall mako or engrnve, or or procure to bo made I or engravod, or shell have in his custody or possession any metallic plate engraved after the similitude ol any ? plate from which any notes issued us aforesaid shall have been printed, with intent to use such plate, or to cause or suffer the sum* to bo used in forging or counterfeiting any of the notes issued as aforesaid, or shall have in his custody or possession uny blank note or notes engraved 1 and printed after the similitude of any notes issued as , alntesmd, with intent to use such blanks, or cause or i suffer the same to he ueed in lording or counterfeiting f any of the notes iesuod as aforesaid, or shall have in hit custody or possession any paper adapted to the making ol notes, acd similar to the paper upon which any such notes shall have been issued, with iutent to use euch pai per, or cause or suffer the same to be used in forging or , counterfeiting any of the notes issued as aforesaid, every such person, being thereat convicted by due course of , law, shall he sentenced to he imprisoned and kept to hard labor for a term not lass than three nor more than ten i years, and fined in a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars. I Hec. 11. And he it further enacted, That tho Secretary of the Treasury ho und lie is hereby authorized to maka and issue, from time to time, such instructions, rules, and - regulations to tho several collectors, receivers of puh.ic , money, depo-itaries, and all others who may ha authorized to receive the said Treasury notes on behalf of ami j 1 sale keeping, diiponition, return, an I cancelling at the I mini note* so paid to ami received by them, respectively, I 11 ill auto their account* and return* to the Department ; of auch receipt* n* may leem to him bent calculated to 1 promote the public intereiti uml convenience, and secure 1 tho United State* and the holder* of the note* against i fraud and lo**e*. r | ncc. I I And be it furthot enacted, That in lieu of the I note* authorized by this M t, wtiicb may bo redeemed. | other note* may ho i*?ued; Provided, however, The i amount of such note* outstanding, together with tho stock issued by virtue of the thiucenih and sixteenth lections of this net, shall not exceed tho sum of twentytluee million* of dollar*. Sec 13. And bo it further enacti d, That it sliall he biwliil lor tho holders < f tho ufoiesaid Treasury notes te present them at any timu to the Treasury ol the I'mted tSietes, u to uny assistant Treasurer, or to such \ l r ol U ctoi * of the ctintum* ami receiver* of public mono) * 1 u* may be designated by the Secretary ol the Treasury; and the holdeis of tho aaid Treasury note*shall be eu titled to receivo therefor tho amount of the said note* in I n nnitificsts or certificate* ot liinilp#! iinrli ticnriinr in. i laieil Ht six per centum per annum from the date of i inch presentment of said Treasury notes; and the stock 1 thna to bo issued ahull be transferrabi* on the Uookaof tho Treaauiy; I'rovided, however, Ai d be it ftltlM I acted, That it ahall be lawful lor the United States to roimbttree the atock tltua created at any time after i the last day of December, one thousand eight hundred i and sixty-seven. Her. 14. And be it further enactod, That it ahall and i m?v be lawlul lor the holder of any Treasury notes, issued, or authorised to be isatird, under this act, or uny t laws heretofore passed, to convert the same into ceitilt, rates ol funded debt, upon the snme terms, and in tho sumo manner hereinbefore provided in iclation to (ho i | Treasury notes authorized by the Aiat section of this act. Sec. 16 And be it further enacted, That the xulhoiity i I to issue Treasury notes authorized by the " Act authoi i/.ig iin issue of Treasury notes and a loan," a; pi oved i July twenty-second, one thousand eight hundred and forty-six, l-e, and the came la hereby extended to the sa-no period fixed for tbo Treasury notrs authorized by this net. and upon the sutne terms and conditions herein specified : I'rovided That the Treasuiv notes Hti'.hoiized by this section shall not exceed, exclusive of the loan, the amount of Treasury notes now authorised to be Issued by authority of said act of the twinty>iecoud of July last. o. 16. Aad be it farther enacted, That the President, if in his opinion it shall be the interest of the United J lERJk 47. :at?a so to do, instead of issuing tbe whole arrount of reasury notoa authorized by the riret taction of thia t, may borrow, on the credit of the United States, such > amount of money a? he may deem proper, and iaaue lereforc atock of the United State*, hearing interest at i ate not exceeding aix per centum per annum for the lm thu* borrowed, redeemable after thirty-lint Decorasr, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven : Provided, howrer, That the aum to borrowed, together with the rcaaury notea iaaued under the first and twelfth ictious of this act outstanding, and the stoek created by lis and the thirteenth section of thia act, ehall not in the hole exceed the sum ot twenty three millions of dolri: Aud provided further, That no stock shall be sued at a loss rate than par. Sea 17 And be it further enacted, That the interest on ie ?tock created'by this act shall be payable semi-an ually on the first days ot January una July in each ear. Sec 18. And be it further enacted, That the certiflitesof stock to be issued under this act shall be signed f thj Register oftlio Treasury, and tbe Socretary ot the reasury shall cause each of sail certificate* to be sealed itlt thn aitttl of his nnnurtmmit. Sec. 19 Acil l>e it furthor enacted, That for the parent of the dock which miy be created under the prosions of this act the sales of the public lands ure heref pledged, on<l it ii hereby mude the duty of the Mecrery of tbo Treasury to uso and apply ull moneys which av be received iuto the Treasury for the sales of the ablio land* ?ff?r the first day of January , ei|(hteen hun red and forty-eight, first, to pay the iuteroat on all ocka untied "by virtue of thia act, and, aecondly, to <o the balunce of said receipts, utter paying the intereat oresuid, in the purchase of said stocks at their market ilue. Sec. '.0. And be it further enacted, That a sum not exceding twenty thousand dollars, to bo paid out of any nappropriatcd mouey in the Treasury, tie,and tho same hereby appropriated, for defraying the expense ol [wearing, printing, eugraving, and otherwise, incident to le issuing of tho Treasury notes authorised by thia act: rovnled, That no compensation ahnll be made to any ofccr whose salary is Axed by law, lor piepuiing, sign ig, or issuing Treasury notes. Sec. II. Anil be it further enacted, That it shall he, and ereby is, made the duty of tho Secretary of the Treasry to c.auae a statement to be published monthly of the mount of all Treasury notes issued or redeemed in puruunca of the provisions of this act ; and that the power r issue Treasury notes conferred on the President olthe Inited Slates by this act shall cease and detennine six ronths after the exchange and ratification of a treaty of eace with tbo Republic of Mexico. Kellgloua Intelligence. Cii.rNDAH? January 17?ad Sunday after Epiphany; 4. 3.1 Sunday after Epiphany; 2fl. Contention of St. Paul; 1. Septuagesima Sunday. The Sunday School Teacher's Association has made rraugements for a course of sermons on the following mportant and commanding themes, which will be deivcrad in the following order: 1st?The Advent of Christ and fall of the world at that ime,?has been delivered by Rev l)r Ferris. 3d?Tha Temptation in the Wilderness,? has been deiverod liy Rev. Dr. Adums 3d?The Teachings and Miracles of Christ,?By lev. Dr Dowiing in his Church, corner of Downing ud Bedford streets, Sunday evening, 17th inatant, ut 7 'clock. 4'.h?'The Transllguartion of Christ? By Rov. Mr Read, n his Church in Pearl street, near Broadway, Sunday .veiling 31th inatant. at 7 o'clock. 5th?Christ's entry into Jerusalem end Children in the Temple,- By Rev Dr. Alexander, in the Baptist Church rorner of Broome and Elizabeth streetslRev. Dr. Cone's ) Sunday evening 31st ins ant, at 7 o'clock. About 600 children will take part in the exercises. 0th?The Lord's Supper,- By Rev. Dr. Vermilyo, in his Church Sunday evening, February ?ih, at 7 9'clock. 7th?The Trial and Death of Chriat,?By Rev. Dr Mutton, in his church at Washington Square, Sunday svening, February 14th, at 7 o'clock. 8th?The Keiurrection ami Ascension of Christ,?By Rev. S. I. 1'rimo. The notice of time and place will lie given. At a meeting of the Standing Committee held at Oe itevn, me icm un , .viaicuini uougiass una >vminni jiil> n Kisko; wero admitted us candidate* lor orders. Receipts by the Domestic Missionary Committee frem Nov IMli to Dec. I5?.h, $I,!)9I ; by the Foreign Commit tee, ft) 0U6. The latter department will need before tho 1st of February, to cover their account in Loudon, f ;>,o?o The managers of tho American Bible Society held their regular monthly meeting on Thursday last, Isaac Carow, E?q., Vice President, in the chair. Fifteen new auxiliary societies were recognised. Tho number of Bibles end Testaments issuod last month was 44,301, which, with 'he issues of the previous eight mouths of last year, leaves much to lie done during the remaining three months in order to complete the distribution ot 7&O.0IM) copies, as proposed at the last annivorsary. Tho receipts ?f tho last mouth were f>*i7,1 li 13, making with those ol the previous eight months, $139,317 3(1. This aggregate is less than that of the ttrst nine months of last year by about $tl 000. This is much to be regretted, as the hoard bio now in debt more than $11 000 for pa|ier ulone, and have great need of funds to carry on their noble woik tioth at heme nnd abroad. At the meeting numerau* applications wero made lor book* front our Western and South-Western States and nearly all of them granted From the British and Foreign llihle Society a communi cation was received, proposing to the board a co opera tion with them in a large contemplated distribution of lh< scriptures in China. The New Yoik Bible Seciety have entered upon tin woik of supplying the city with bibles, in a more svste mutic and tnorough manner than it has ever yet beci attempted. They have employed the Hcv. Calvin Wo] cott who has labored in tho same cause with great ac centanco in other States, in tho service of the Amcricai Bible Socioty. Mr. Wolcott's son is also tcinporaril; employed with him. The results ot Uui most important enterprise are sun as to creato surprise at the extent of the destitutio which is found. The tenth ward has now lieen full; explored, it waa selected as the ward which woui afford the lairest test icspecting the destitution ol th entire city. The results are as follows Families vi? ited, .l.iOO ; destitute of the scriptures, 504 ; refused t receive them, '450; supplied gratuitously, -J40 ; volume given and sold, estimating the number of lanulie in onr city at 80,000, and Ave persons in esch family, w have at the some ratio about 11,000 famil es, or 55,00 persons without the sciiptures. The 10th annual meeting of the American Celonizallo Society will be held at IVudiington on the 19th inst The aggregate loceipts of the Society last month wer 0,000? including from ltosswell L. Colt, Ksq., o r.iterson, being his subscription to the fund for the pui chaso of territory, and $1,000 from Anson O. l'hulpa, c New York, to the same fund. The American Baptist Missionary Union have raise during the year 900,000, IBd sent out eleven now mis sionanes. The Union now support* about two hundrei and tidy missionaries, American and native. It is ex pectod that the Rev. Mr. Abbott, whose health has im proved during his visit to this country, will resume hii labors among the Kurans during the next seu on. The Ludies' Benevolent Association of the Church e the Holy evangelists, Van.lo water street, having resurr ed their labors for the season, respectfully solicit tho cc operation of the benevolent. Uona'ions may be left i the bunday achool room in the basement ol the churcl _.. T> 1.... ???l. ... ...III. ?rn, Directresses?Mm. Evans, 17J Broome street; Mrs. 1'u ry,7H Beekaian; Mr?. Stewart, 17 Vandewater ?t , Mr Bkidmore, 114 Eases St.; Mm Mart, Ml) (.harry it.; Mr Cox, Treasurer, 'J3 Diviiioti; MisaC. V. Slack, Becretar; 81 Frankfort. The Kourth Annual Ilepoitnftbe IncorporatedChurc Society of tho Dioccso of Toronto, Canada, states tbi tbero has born on increase of eighty-cnr new churrhc in that diocese, built tiiice 1839, at which time Toront wu erected into a aeparute dioceie. It may be otfeied aa p proof of the increasing attar) merit ol the peoplo for tho church, that, according to tb last return of the Kegister-Genoral for England an Wale*, 7(1 per cent of tb* population are baptised #0 7 pi cent are mairied, and 8A per cent, are buijed, uccoidin to the ritea of the eitablielied religion. At a recent convention of the I'realiytem of Aigyh (Scotland) for tho election ot a bishop to fill the see whic the Bishop of Moray has so grnereuiiy founded, a Fnei was elected ; but his iuicquaintance with the Gaelic we urged us an objection, and it was also said that neitbe in years nor in experience was lie sufficiently advancm: Tiie final decision is said to tie left with the college ( Bishop*. The new and commodious house of worship, jus erected fur .the use of the ( oiigrvgutional cbuiob ani society in Chester, Conn , was on the 30ib of December dedicated to the worship of God the Father, Son an Holy Ghost. Mr. Henry Darling, lsic of Auburn Theological Semi nurv. was ordained and installed pastor of the first I'ren byterian church at Hudson, by the l'r??bytery of ' oiiim hiu, Dec. 30, 181ft Ill-tolled, ovor the I origrt.jation:il church er.d socieb of Curtisville, Mam., on Wednesday, '3d lout., the Rev ! I'. UiddlDgt. Installed, over the Congressional church and socict of Lre, Mann, on Wednesday, Olh ult, the Rev. Ralp bnoith Mr. Harrison O. Howland, was ordained and installs pastor of the I'rcsl.yterinn church in Hcieaceviih Greene county, l>y tin; Columbia Presbytery,on Wed neuday, Dec. '33. .Mr. Addison K Htiong, lato of Auburn Thcologici Seininaty, was ordained and installed us pastor ol th Congregational church ol Otisco, N. V., on J'hui ?dn] Dec 3d, by the V/esbytery of Onondaga. Ordained in Reading, Conn., December 30tb, Mi Daniel D. Kro.t, as pastor of thn Cong legations! cburcl of that placo. Mr. William H. Gilbert, la'e o( the Theological Semi nary at New llaven, was ordained and installed as panto of thu first church of Christ in Westminster, Vt, 01 Wedcesday, Oct, 31 The number of clergy men of the church in the Uni States is thirteen bundled and sevonty three, accordltu almanac, being an increase of sixty lou over the | receding year. Tee re are on.; hundred on eighty-eight candidates for holy orders. The Lowell papers mention Iho death of Mrs. Oath, ri io D. Vetch, teuchcr at thn (K| ism, al) missionary sti Const ( avails, nesr Capo Palmas, West Africa Shews the widaw of the late Win Vetch, of Lowell, and merr her ol Ht Anne's chnrch. She received her anpi intmen 11oiii the Foreign Committee of the General Hoard c Missions of the riotestaut episcopal church, thiee year ago. The Catholics of Philadelphia bars purchased an takon possession of the Proabyterien church, known LD. Mm vwm CmU. ! Dr. Ely's, and recently occupied by a preacher named Met'alia Mr. Major, formerly an Episcopalian clergyman, but recently converted to the true faith, ii to superintend the editorial department of the Catholic Ilrrali. At a meeting of the standing committee, of Ve. hald|Drc. 6,1846, the Kev. Wm H.Good, deacon,?ae recommended to the Bishop for Prieit'e ordera ; and Meura. Hubert D. Brooke. Robt Caetleman, Cleveland Keith, Edmuud Richard*, Cha*. H. Shield, jr., and Ale*. Uriiwold Tyng, were recommended a* candidates for holy order*. The gold watch which wai in the pocket of the late Rev. Dr. Araitrong when he perished on the iteamer Atlantic, ha* been recovered. It wa* found with much other property itolen from the wreck, in the honae of a fisherman in Uroton, Ct. Thia man wa* known to be on Kiaher'i Island at the time of the dUaater, and hi* honae being aearched. the property waa found. Dr. A.'a watch waa (topped at thirty-three minute* paat four, and wa* ao much injured by ru*t that it will not move again. The Dublin ?rminr Pott eays it i* happy to find that the difpute* among the Roman Catholie prelate* concerakag the Charitable Bequests Act, have been amicably settled, *o that there will not be any longer a misunderat Hiding on that interesting aubject. F'rom the commencement of the controversy among the Roman Catholic prelates and clergy of Ireland, it wa* admitted on both aides that some modification* of the Bequeata Act were deairable; and the government did not deny that orae alteration* should be made, for the greater satisfaction of the Roman Catholic commissioners. Accordingly the assembled prelates at their present meeting took thi* subject into consideration, and the result of their deliberations is. that Protestant and Roman Catho lie pre l.i leu may cordially co-ope rata in this important work of Christian charity. 80 iar from caararinc thaaa prelate* who are at present member* of the board, they nre encouraged to continue their useful labore, and a petition is to i>e presented to both house* of parliament, praying that the four Roman Catholic archbishop*, or in their placo* four Roman Catholic prelates, one from eacta of the four provinces, may be constantly commissioner*, tor the purpose of assisting in cairying out the charitable donations and bequests made by pious pereams to title country. The Irish representative prelates in the British Farlia ment for 1847, are the Archbishop of Dublin, the Bishop of Mant, the Bishop of Ossory, and the Bishop of Cork. The work of conversion from Anglicanism to the Catholic Church, is still progressing. In addition to the cases already announced as reported in the last foreign news we have another. The London Standard states that "Mr. Henry Pownall, son of H. Pownall, Ksq , of Springrove, Hounslow, has just given in his allegiance.* The Queen lias nominated Archdeacon Shirley to the See of Sodor and Man, recently vacated by the resignation of Dr. Short. An exchange paper says of him :? " Arcndcacon 8. was fellow of New College, Oxford, und wu appointed by tho heads of houses, last Juno, t*> preach the Bampton Lecture of 1H47. ilia rank, therefore, and the high estimation in which ho is held, fully justify the choice. But bis personal qualifications for tho sacred office aro high and undeniable. The possession of a sound, scriptural, Protestant theology; fervent piety, much energy and warm'hlaf heart; straightforwardness und decision, combined with courteous and conciliatory manners, point him out as a divine peculiarly qualified to adorn the bench, and vindicate the truo principles of our Church in these trying timet." Ci.kricai. (.'maims.?TKo Ree. Charles K. Peake from St Stephen's Parish, ti.itaw, Alabama. to Christ Church, hmtioll, Florida. The Rar Isaac G. Hubbard to Bellows Kails, Vermont, where he it temporarily employed as assistant, to the rector ot Itnmanuel Church. The Rev. C. M.Butler, of (irace Church, Boston, has been elected rector of Trinity Chuich, Washington, D. C. The Rev. R H. Klder, liom St John's Church, Wor thington, Ohio, to Jonesville, ilillsuale Co , Michigan. The Rev. William W. Spear has retired from tba editorship of the Rpitcapal Hrcarder, (Philadelphia, and accepted the Rectorship of Urace Church, Charleston, South Carolina. _____ Varieties. Among tho petitions presented in the Massachusetts House on Thursday, was one for the incorporation of e gun cotton manufacturing company. Horuce S. Cooloy has been appointed Secretary of Illinois, in place of Thompson Camheil, resigned. No less than tweDty-two cases of divorce hare been decreed in Washtenaw county, Michigan, during the past year. A tnaunamed Austin Jell'erson was shot by one Peter Davi* in Harwich, Canada, on tho 'JHth ult. ( au?e, Jealousy. A great acroat wm made in Philadelphia of a large gang of couuterieilers, of whom the police haa been long in eearcli. Thcro were J.'ie alaimd ef tire in Ualtiinore laat year of which 7ti wore false. The Superviiora ot Herkimer county hare fixed upon fi 1 *00 aa the salary of the county Judge. of Orange county have fixed upon $1 (>00 aa tho Biliary of tho Judge and Surrogate?theae ulHccs being combined. The Chicago Journal oftho usth December, lay a Lake [ Michigan ia lower than it bad ever been before. The umount of domeatic produce exported from one dietrict in Ohio (Cuyahoga) to foreign porta and coun triea during the year 1M40, waa <HUi,U.14. s A murder wna nearly committed at Charlcaton on Tueaday laat. by a slave named Alick, upon his wife. A b pistol ball was ehot through her htad, but she may recoi ver. j1 Samuel J. Peters haa been elocted President of the New I' Orleans Chamber of commerce. q In Jennon'a Run Valley, in which ore situated the ? Mount Savage Works, and the Kroithurg and other private coal companies, the ouantity of coal mined per ? month, under the most unfavorable circumstances, ia n nearly four thousand tons. It ia only a short time since y the first lump of coal waa taken lrom the valley, d Now Jersey haa chartered the fifty-third diviaion ol e the Sons of Temperance. Maine mid New Jersey are i- now " neck and neck." 0 Wm. Taraoiia, K<q , while in a counting room in nosS I.., Wo.lnotJov afternoon, comnlaiiud o( a sudden. I diz/.lnaia, immediately f-*ll upon tho . floor, an I aimoat in ? I (tantly expired. Mr. I'araona wai a aou of the lato Chief 0 | Juatice r.iikon.4. Jncoh Smith, of F.aatport, wna killed auddunly on tbo II 4th init. He wua (truck by n atru > block while adjuat' ing ttie rigging of o vea?el. f The cooperage, chemical woika, nn.l carpet weaving ealubliahmeiit in Mc Kurd (tree'., charieatowii, owned by '( C. A Locke, of Boston, and insured for >10,000, were injurod by lire on WoOnoaday night j The annual mooting of the Now Jcraey State Tem pcrance Society la to bo held at Trenton on the P7lh init. 1 A son of a widow II ndy ?u rnn over in Providence . on Wedneaday evening by a horae anl buggy, lie waa very icrioualy injurod, and it ia leportcd la dead > I On the niglit of the P7th ult 'he reaidence of the family of tho l ite Henry Ilyndmiin, P. <j , ahorflt' of tho Huron if liiktiict, in Colborne, Canada VVeat, waa totally dratroyi clbytiio. A lining othi r property luat were an excellent old Stan lard library of upward of 1 POO volume*, it and numeroua valuable family relief Tnere waa no ioi, surancc. u It ia auppesed that the Sheriff of Columbia county forr feited hit office by acting in tho Hoard of Sti)>ervi*ora ' last week, 'i'lio Sheriff of Chenango county, with a view ' to thiH CODLtitutional <|iie?tio.i, resigned huofltce ot SuK> purviaor immediately after bia election aa Sheriff. The Canal Board of thin State will meet for buaineai h on the Path inat. *' Charlea Deway waa found drowned in a cittern, at Glenn Kail*, on Tueadtiy in it lie committed (tlicide under tiie influence ef great depreaaion ot apirita. Katimating the increaae at three per cent, per annum on the ccniua of 1*40. the population of the United I State* will amount to PO,1 40,370. on the lit of June, 1947, 'r and Ht the ond ol Ihii century, MO (>(h? oou g The Mayor of Sal' in hat offered a (landing rrward of >600, for the detection and conviction of any peraon who ha* heretofore, or may during the cur en year, lot li fire to any building in tiiut city. it John P. Andrew*, La<| , ol Stlem, an abolitioniat and i* opponent of tho prraent war, auJ the gentleman who r preaented the petition to our I ' gidn'ure, to have tho I n?ui I (tiicken horn tho acul o( the State, on account of if it? ngiiiticant l loody look, owm one >|uartvr part of the ftllijl -Ullllll l-IUW.IIWT t troop" and stores to the shores o[ Mexico from the J States. The caption of the New I,oil.ton Marinng N"fi i? ? l' whale knocking n boot load of sailors into the next world, nnil tl.o motto underneath -"Bo euro you're right, then bo ahead." ' The 3?th annual meeting ol the American ('oloni/e I* tion Society, will ho held at Washington, on the Ikth Inst, V Mrs tJnton, wife of hlijah W. I'pton, of Dan vers, ' committed suicide in Button, Thursday morning, at a house in Motion street. ? John Davis, L. f, D . late Judge of the U. 8 Pietric Court, died in Ilo-tin on Thnrsdey, at the advanced age or sit. He was a cla*s"i!'t? H Samuel Dexter, aud an m ' tlir.atc friend through file of John <4uin"y Ailams. ?' There were hhi deaths in Tiovidanco last yaar, of wI,<,in I3<> ? ere over, and the balance under M) years ot BRO. The deroding house, coo;>et's and cnipentera (hope' " and barn attached, owned ami occupied by Cyrus i '' Camp, Ht MatlmwV mills, In Mutillus. were luirut to the grnund about f. o'clock on Sunday morning. Loss f'JOOO i' 1 Kutgars Dollego, in New Brunswick, la in a mora llou ri 'lung condition man l ?r aevorai j oin piai mi cut legs i< well endowed, b.n an able faculty, and the whole miinherof atudeiit* amount* to 7#. ? An inhuman teamalai in St. Louia.afow day* lince I pulled out a mwle'a tongue l<y the toot* ' Hanging la j too good lor auch a mobatet of cruelty , A table mudu of iaat yeai?' death* in Mn??a?hufitla, r atitc* the nvtragc ol life in different vocation*, m* follow*, j Of gentlemen 01, clerg) men ?>4 merchant* . 6, tailor* 64, cooper* 64, black amitlu 61, maaon* 40, lalioter* 49, cat penteic 44, teamen 4s, tinmen 47, fi-hcrinen 4A, 'ail 8 tnakeri 41, aliocmakei* 44, pmnter* 40, haincaa-inakaia l* 3t, prut an ij. ladle* 70, rnillmen 44, *eani?tt*??e? -IP, ' j tallon-iae* 30, fenmle domeatica 80 dreaa-ir.akor* JO. 3-> steamboat* iti.l l arge* wore built in Cincinnati Iaat '' year; their tor nago tv.ia 7874 '.on*, and wore valued at ' i abeut $U0U,000. 1'ho number of boat* on the atocka f January lat, 1817, waa uigbt, ol average sua, It I* believed wltli tin above, i'he nueibat built at rittaburgh d j and othar p acea adjacent, during the *Mr?e tkne, waa #8, | aarrying only 8*ei tana

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