Newspaper of The New York Herald, 25 Kasım 1847, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated 25 Kasım 1847 Page 1
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TH -r??7 - nVol. HQ. No. 3?3_W1?1? Bo. 4040. The War, Ac AFFAIRS AT IIIJBNA VISTA. [Correspondence ot the N. O. Picayune ] Bona Vim, Oct. 18?This ! probably1 tbe lsst letter I shall addreM you from thii point, as in one week from to day I expect to be on th? high read to Monterey, bonixward bound. Tbe review of tbe squadron of let Regiment U 8 Dragoon*, commanded by Capt Rucker; tb? Llfrbt Artillery Batteries. severally commanded by apt*. Sherman and Deas : the Virginia Regiment of Volunteer*, oommanded by Lieut. Col Randolph ; and the 3d regiment Mississippi Rifled, commanded by Maj. Price, took place yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock. The troop* were all under command of Col. Hamtramck, of the Virginia regiment, acting commander of the Infantry Brigade, and were re7tewed by Brig Gen Wool, who was accompanied by all his staff Tbe troops really looked excellently well, and 1 ?u quite surprised to see how great an improvement had taken plane in the Virclnia regiment. The Mlsslsslpplans, too, made A much belter appearanoe than their usual appearance would hnvti indicated, and oan be made by their now colonel, if he exerts himsolf, a subordiuve. well drilled and efficient regiment. The North Carolina Regiment, Col Paine, whioh is encamped near Saltlllo, will be reviewed to-morrow afternoon at 3 o'clock, and MsJ. Washington's vuuuiiumi iu cmiuiM, cviuBi9bia| ui m?j vr vuiier o llowi'ziir Buttery, Capt. Prentiss' heavy battery, and two companies of infantry, doing garrison duty, will be rtvl?wed an hour later The Texas battalion, MsJ Laut commanding, and Capt. Meeris's oompaay of Arkansas Volunteers, will be reviewed and inspeotsd the nest day at Knoantada, and the stores, Ordnanoe Department. Sic , the day after that A snoond trial for colonel of the Mississippi Regiment on the lti'.h, terminated in the election of Capt. Chas Clark, to fill that office. The two ballots were as follows First ballot, whole number of rote* 489? Capt. Clark received 16tf; Lieut. John A. Wiloox. adjutant. 164; Capt. Buokley, 10'i; Lieut. Annyx, 66 Seoond 1> iltot. whole number of votes 487?Capt. Clark reoeived ii47; Wilcox, 227; scattering, 8 So that Col. Clark was tlected by a majority of twelve votes The election was approved by Gen. Wool, who immediately issued an order f ir the eleotion of a lieutenant oolonel, whioh will probably result in the t leoti n of Lieut Wiloox. The eentenoa ot the Military Commission, in the cise of the three Mexioans charged with the murder of Hayes and Patterson, mechanics in the Quartermaster's Department, has this morning been promulgated. Thi court oonvicted nne as principal, and the two others actmsnries and sentenced the former to be bung, and thf other two to reoelve five hundred lashes each. The sentence tvi>? approved, and will b? carried into execution this afternoon at 4 o'clock. The gallows is now erect-d in front of the i'rovost Guard, in sight of the doomed man. An American teamster was murdered in town the other night, but no elue to the perpetrators has as yet been obtained. The murderer of the private in Capt. Meeris's Company, killed at Los Cerltos, near the Paloinas Puss, has never yet been arrested Three Texans, one sergeant aDd two privates, have been arrested by order of Msj Washington, charged with breaking into a house and stealing $600 therefrom. The sergeant is kept in irons, the proof of his guilt being very plain. AFFAIRS IN SANTA FE. [From the St Louis Republican.] Lt. Col. Easton. on the 8th Sentember. snortlv after taking command of this military department, tissued ordern to the following effeot: ? Gambling houses of every description will be closed, n l all gambling prohibited, from and after the 9th day of September, 1847. All parsons whomsoever are prohibited from selling intoxloating liquors to any volunteer or enlisted soldier, except upon the written permit of the commanding officer of the companies to whioh they respectively belong. No fandangoes, or assemblies of a similar charaoter, \. i'.l be permitted, without first obtaining the written permission of tbe commandant of the post. Capt. Jones, 3d regiment Missouri Volunteers, is appointed military marshal of Santa Fe, to oarry Into execution the above orders, and for the preservation of good order, discipline, and the well being of the olty generally. He will be obeyed and respaoted as suoh, and will receive from headquarters special orders in detail; and all officers and soiuiers are enjoined and directed to aid aud assist him in the prompt execution of his duties. By order, ALTON ft E ASTON, Lieutenant Cel. Comm'g. Samuel A. Holmes, Aot. Adj Fost. Col. Newhy, ol tbe Illinois Regiment, who relieved Lliut. Col. ICaston of the oommand on the 14th, immediately issued an order, approving of the course of Lieut. Col. Gaston, and enjoining on tbe volunteers tbe neoesHity of this oourse for their well being. He appointed Lieut. Keith, of company D, 1st Illinois regiment, assistant Marshal. Within the last few days, intelligence has been received from different sources In Taos, that the Mexican population at that place is turbulent and disorderly, and la daily becoming worse, so that. In consequence, a rebellion is momentarily expeoted, endangering the lives and property of the American citisens there. Ia view of them facia, the commanding officer here hu ordered four companies of the 3d Missouri mounted regiment to repair forthwith to that place. The companies ordered there are thoje commanded by Cm ft* LoSand, ttmithson. Boake and 1st Lieut. Selmon. Capt Clirltson, of the same regiment, has been ordered to Los Vegas immediately. 'J he other companies of the 3d regiment Missouri volunteers, who are here, hate been ordered to El Paso Del Norte Thene companies are commanded by Captains MoNair, Korponay and Jones. Lieut. Hepburn has been appointed A. A. C. H and A. A. Q. M This expedition is to be provided with subsistence for six months A man named W H Bolt was shot dead at a fandango, a f.<w nights t?o, with a pistol. The ball entered at toe right shoulder, and passed out at the baok. A man named Christian Melts has been arrested ou the charge of being the murdrrer. He is in oustody, to await his trial. They are both volunteers, belonging to the Santa Fe battalion The Infantry battalion are eertainly the best dlsoiplined troops here. 1 say this without any disparagement to the other volunteer corps, who are well enough. Bat the battalion drills like a body of regulars. Atra<ncamein to day, bringing full flies of the St Louis papers, from June 14 to July 10. A general Court Martial, oonsisting of the following members, arsembled at the palace this morning, at 10 o'oleok, for the trial of such prisoners as may be brought before it:? 1. Lieut. Col. Alton R. Easton, President, batt. infantry, Missouri vol. 9. Capt. W. L. F. MoNair, 3d reg. Mo. Mnt'd vol. 3. ('apt. A. C. Cunningham, batt. inf. ' ' 4. Capt. J. M. Cunningham. 6th reg 111. vol. it. Cupt J J. Cla kion, 3d reg. Mo. mounted vol. il. Capt. E. II Shepard, batt. inf. " " 7. let Lieut. Abram Allen, " " ,, si. let Lieut. C. D Muilowney, 3d reg. Me mnt'd vol. *t 1st. Lieut lshaar N. Hayne, 6th reg 111. vol. 10. 1st Lieut. H Sohraeder. t llf Capt George W. Hook, Sth reg. 111. vol. 1J. 1st Lieut. Krederlok Baily, batt inf. Mo. vol. 13 (.'apt G D Korponay, 3d reg. Mo. mnt'd vol. The health of the troops now (Sept. l?tb) here, may be considered go id. There are but faw stok in thu Oene ml Hospital, and uew cun yield readily to good treatmen!. [From the Santa Fe Republican.] Win Stephenson, a member of Captain Hook's company, was on detached scrvlce to drive beef cattle from I 'ori Leavenworth to 8anta Fe, and. without anything unusual, reached the neighborhood of Mann's Fort, on the Arkansas. He was hure on Tuesday morning sent out with two or tbrse others, to hunt some cattle which were supposed to be lost, and not finding any, they pursued h buffale some distance, and became separated. It wan a damp, drilling and cloudy morning, and when he undertook to return, mistook his road and was lost He bad but one lo*d in his gun, and part of a cartridge, and niftht overtook him travelling at a rapid gait. He continued thus travelling, day and night, until Saturday evening, wlthc ut a mout ful to eat, when he found a terrapin, and Killed and eat it. Before be found the terrapin he i"W a place which must have been Dent's Fort, but I mlnum wt-re all arouad it, and be was aftuid and retreated. He thought he saw the river and that he was above the crossing, and undertook to strike 1 , but oame upmi an Indian camp, aud had to change his course ugiin. peeing several Indians He took to the high ground* to avoid them, aud came upon several others About sun down he tried to strike between the Indians aud tbe camp, and reach the bottom, and through the night avoid them, but just as he crossed tbe creek, three Indians ran out aud he considered himself lost, and concluded to give himself up. The bottom was about forty yards wide, and he had orossed about half way over it toward* the camp, when Ofteeu or twenty ra;i down from where he had seeu tho three, and in a kneeling posture, presented their guns as if to shost, when lie dismounted, laid his bands on his broast, and his piu on the ground, and ooininenoed talking to them ... knui mlirhr. nnJ.r.l?H A. t K ... ~~r? ? ?n? ?? -'-B'?? " > -""J ltd not ?pe*fc or shoot, bo picked up hi*gun find advan ad towards the three, when they And, and he then approached the others who alio fled. NlghVeuon came on, nod lendiag hid horse, tin cloud* thick and men all around Mm, he travelled until nearly daylight, and then halted. The next day two Indian* came within forty s;eps of blm and then ran off, and he taw their camp, nud at dark ho saw Are others who fled, he (-hinging hi* oourse to avoid ihera The next morning he naw about sixty head of hows in charge of several Indians going ta tbelr camp, an J the tame day he ttruck the head el Pawnee Kork, and oontinued down it to the road, finding Indians and Indiaa camps all along it. The day alter Uiidiog the terrapin, he killed.* butlalo, (Sunday) and (n the evening fiunda piece of a wagon, with which he ?;oofc?-d a part lie oontinued travelling day anl niaht on the road, and about midnight on Wednesday struok the oroseiog. and the next d%y met (Japt. Ilobineon's train of wagons going into the Mtatas, which he joined, his hor?H having given out The other tide of Pawn e ! ork he net a train coming out, and again turned hi* course fur Santa Ke, aui came with it to this place, where he now is Thu Indians made an attack on the night before he met the train coming out, and stole hie horse, and be frequently saw them and was olosatothem hut escaped, nor would they let him approaoh them.? was (hoUKbt to be dead ror a long time, and says that lie did not suffer, although he had nothing to eat from Tuesday to Saturday evening, but found that he wss growing weak. lie oannnt aooount for the way the Indiana treated him, he expecting several times to be killed, and thinks hts preservation almost miraculous. 1 Hit ORKQON 1IORSKS. fKrom the National Intelligencer, Nov. 32.] It < 1 at daybreak on the 2jd .March, IW47, that Lieut. Ct/i. Kientont. his friend Dou Jesus (pronounced Halsoo ) I'ioo, uud bis servant Jacob Dodson, sat out from I ,h iu ladle los Angeles (the city of the Angels) In the southern part of t'pper California, to procead In tha shortest time to Monterey, on til* raclflo ooean, distant E NE NEV full lour hundred milei. The way l? over a mountainous coun'ry, much of It uninhabited, with no other road than it trace, and many defiles to pui, particularly the maritime defile of K1 Rincon, or Punto OorJo, fifteen illea in extent, made by the jutting ot a precipitous mountain into the aea, and which oan only be passed wh?u the tide is out and the tea calm, and eren th*n in many places through the waves The town* of S?nta Barbara and San Luis Obtupo. and occasional ranchos, are the principal inhabited pUoes on the rwute Each of the party had three horses, nine in all, to take their turns under the saddle. The six loose horse* ran ahead, without bridle or halter, an J r< .(iilr-il some attentiou to keep to the track. When wauled for a change, say at distances of twenty miles, they were caught by the lost-o, thrown either by Dob Jesus or the servant Jacob. None of the liorsM were shod The usual gait was a nworping gallop. The first day they ran one hundred and twentyfive Biles The next' day they made another one hundred and twenty-five miles, passing the formidable mountain of Santa Barbara, and counting upon it the s*eieions or some titty Horses, part or near auume inni number which perished In the crossing of that terrible mountain by the California battalion on Christ mis day. 1946. amid*' a raging tempest, and a delnge of rain and oold mora killing than that of the Sierra Nevada?the day of severest suffering. say Fremont and hU men, that they have ever panned At sunset the party stopped to sap with the friendly Captain Dana, and at nine at night, 8an Luis Obltpo was reached, the home of Don Jerus. and where an affeoting reception awaited Lieut. Colonel Fremont, in consequence of an incident which occurred there, that history will one day record ; and be was detained till 11 o'clock In tbe morning receiving the visit* of the inhibitants, (mothers and children include!.) taking a breakfast of honor, and waiting for a relief of fresh horses to be brought In from the surrounding country. Here the nine horses from Los Angeles were left, and eight others taken In their place, and a Spanish bay added to the party to assist in managing the loose horses. Proceeding at the usual gait till 8 at night, and having made some seventy miles, Don Jesus, who had spent the night before with his family and friends, and probably with but little sleep, became fatigued, and proposed a halt for a fow hours It was In the valley of tbe Salinas, (Salt River, called liutna Ventura, in the old maps,) and the haunt of marauding Indians. For safety during their repose, the party turned off the trace, issued through a canada into a thick wood, and laid down, the horses being not to grars at a short distance, with the Spanish boy in the saddle to watoh. Sleep, when commenced, was too sweet to be easily given up, and it was halfway between midnight and day, when the sleepers were aroused by an estampedo among the horses, and the calls of the boy. The cause of the alarm was soon found?no' Indians, but white bears?this valley being tbeir great resort, audthe place where Col F. and thirtyfive of his men encountered some hundred of them the summer before, killing thirteen upon the ground. The oharaoter of these bears is well known, and the bravest hunters do not like to meet them without the advantage of numbers. On discovering the enemy, Col F. felt for bis pistols, but Don Jesus desired him to lie still, saying that " people could soare bears;" and Immediately hallooed at them In Spanish, and they went off Sleep went IT also ; and lbs recovery of the horses frightened by tbe bears, building a rousing Are, making a breakfast from the hospitable supplies of San Lain Obispo, occupied the party till daybreak ; when the journey was resumed. hi^hty miles and the atteruoon brought the party to Monterey. The nest day, in the afternoon, the party set out on their return, and the two horses rode by Col. K from Ban Luis Obispo, being a present to him from Dou Jesus, he (Don Jesus) desired to make an experiment ol what one of them could do. They were brothers, one a grass younger than the other,both of tbe same color, (Cinnamon,) and hence called el canalo or los canalog, (the oinuainon, or the cinnamons ) The elder was taken for the trial; and the journi y commenced upon him at leaving Monterey, the afternoon well advanoed. Thirty miles under the saddle done that evening, and the party stopped for the night In the morning the elder canalo was again under the saddle for Colonel F , and for ninety miles he oarrled him without a change and without apparent fatigue. It was still thirty miles to Ban Luis Obispo, where the night was to be passed. and Don Jesus insisted that canalo could easily do it, and so salt the horse by his looks and aotlons. But Colonel F would not put him to the trial, aud, shifting the saddle to the younger brother, the rider was turned loose to run the remaining thirty mile* without a rider, lie did so, immediately taking the lead and koeplag it all lhe way, and entering Han Luis in a sweeping gallop, nostrils distended, snufflog tbe air. and neighing with exultation at his return to his native pastures, nls younger brother all the while running at the bead of tbe horses under the taddle, bearing on hit bit, and held in by his rider. The whole eight horses made their one hundred and twenty miles tuuh that day (after thirty tbe evening before) the elder oinnainon making ninety miles of his under the saddle that day, besides thirty under tbe eaddle the evening before; nor was there the least doubt that he would have done the whole distance In tbe same time if he had continued uuuvt nuu NWVIIV. ? UVD)/IMUIQ UCbCIlIIUU U1 ?UU* ttinr half day at Han Luis Obispo, the parcy set out for Lo* Angeles on the same nine horses which they bad rods from that place, and made tbe ride back in about the same tbey had made it up, namely, at tbe rate of 1J6 miles a day. On this ride the grass on the road was the food for tbe horses. At Monterey tbey had barley: but these horses, meaning those trained and domesticated, as the oantlos were, eat almost any thing In the way of vegetable food, or even drink, that their master uses, by whum thay are petted and caressed and rarely sold. Dread, fruits, sug'tr.oodee. and even wine (like the Tersian borse) they take from the hand of their master, and obey with like docility his slightest intimation A tap of the whip on the saddle springs <h<>m iuto action; the cheok of a thread rein (on the Mpaulsh bit; would stop them; and stopped short at speed they do not jostle the rider or throw him forward They leap on auy thingman, beast, or weapon, on whioh their master directs them But this description, so far as conduct and behavior are ooncerned, of course only applies to the trained and domesticated horse. THE HF.ROBS OF THE WAR. Nearly a year has elapsed since was fought the battle of 8au Factual, in which fell some of tha choicest spirits of that little band which couinpani?d lien. Kearny oa his late arduous march to California. One ot the tallen was Capt. Abraham Robinson Johnston,tbe second son of Col. John Johnston, one ot the earliest settlers of the State of Ohio, a companion In arms, in tbe seven vvuvu j v?* VI uta ago, v? vun iui|?nwuuua ?T ?JUV, 1U lilH expeditions agalntt the hoi tile Indians of tbe then dla tant frontier of the north want, and for many years the faithful Agent for Indian Alfiirs in Obio and Indiana; be was born at Pirjua, Ohio, on the U3\ May. 1816. and entered as a oadet the Military Academy at West Point, In 1830, at which noble institution be iu due time graduated with diatiaguiahed honor. WhU? at the academy, he waa remarkable for hla fondness lor the atudy of ihe natural aoiencea, particularly geology and mineralogy, and while engaged in the pursuit of hit favorite atudy, among the almost inaccoaaiblf mountains surrounding the Point, he w*a preolpltated by the breaking of a root, by the aid of which he waa endeavoring to reaoh an elevated poaltion in atarch of mineralogioal specimens, into a deep and rugged chaam below, by which fall be had the mlafortune to lraoture a leg, In which situation he waa compelled to drag hiinaelf along, though Buffering the moat exoraoiatlng agony, until he readied a point where those Bent in search would be likely to And him By thia aooldent lie was oenflned to the hospital until after the graduating of hla clams; but a private examination having been given him'hn waa aoon altar appointed to the lat regiment of dragoons, which regiment he joined aa aoon as bis leg bad become auf latently atrong to bear the fatigue of the journey, and continued with It almost uninterruptedly until the day -- ? ......... i.u" uuuunt ui van ?v hsi or among the dliUnt Indian tribes beyond?In summer making excursions among them, in winter attending to the arduous and annoying duties of a carnlrj officer in garrison. On tbe promotion of Col. Kt-aruy 11 his present rank of Brigadier, bu was selected by tbe Ucuerai, having been the adjutant of hl? regiment, as bis aid-decamp, in which capacity be accompanied him in his expedition to California, uniil the morning of the Uth wf December last, when, meeting the euerny at Man I'asijuat, Johnston was selected to Wad the advauce, which he did in the most g?!lant style, until, rccetTing a bill in thn bead, he fellfrom bis horse, and expired without a groan. He ni remarkable for his extreme benevolence and tbe general high tone of his character, wbicb, united to a mind of superior order, endeared him to a'l. Ho wai known but to be loved. When bis sal f.tt* was announced, there wss grief thr. ughout tbe army. Had he lived to have prepared for publication tha rough notes taken by him on the maroh to California, a work would hare been produced which would have been an ornament to literature and an acquisition to solenoe.?\ol10nal Inlelligtnerr, 18th inn. Among those who hare been male to bite the dust in the fiery orleal through which tbe American army have proved victorious, tbe fall of none has been more d?oply regretted than 1st Lieut. Sidney liraith, of tbe 4th infantry, son of the late Colonel Austin Smith, of King Oeorge county. Virginia, and a near and dear connexion of tbe Hou will,em Smith, Governor of the 8'.at? of Virginia. In the summer of 183!), Lieutenant Smith iDnviTTij w?n ?|j|iijiiiiiiinui, oi .u L,i?uiun*Dt (il lnlautry lis reported bimnelf for duty tothn coumaniin^ o'Tlcer at New York, from whenco be wu ordered to CarllMn it arrac ks, 1'unnsylvanla, ?h?rn he ?u ordered to join hi* regiment, then ntalloned nt. Fort Gibson, Arkansas, arid here be rem lined for some timn Preferring ih? active duties of his profession to the dull routine of a soldier's life, he desired to go to Florida to p. rtldpate In the war which wm then waging with the s?minole Indians His wishes were compiled with At the close of the war, on lis way to JeffrfTMon Barracks, he became acquainted with Mir William Urummond Stewar', then in Miuouri, with a party ?o their wajr to the Uocky Mountains, for tbe purpose of obtaining information in regard to the natural productions of that region Lieut Hmitb, accompanied by bis warm personal friend, Lieut. lilcbard Graham. (who fell in the streets of Mont rry, by his side, mortally wounded) aocompanied him. In this exSedition Lieut. Smith bore a very oonspiouous part for Is fearlrssaoM aad daring intrepidity. Afcsr bis return fiom this perilous expedition. he wss ordered frem Natchitoches, La, to Corpus Christ!, under the command of General Taylor, with whom he continued, sharing the .brilliant achievements of that distinguished soldier. He was in the thlokest of the fight in the memorable eonfliot in the streets of Monterey, where Watson and a bost of other gallant souls full From Monterey be was ordered to join General Scott He landed at Vera Crus and participated in all tha glorious struggles of the American arms, until they arrived as conquerors In the city of Mexico, when be foil mortally wounded in the streets of that city, from a shot fired by a .Mexican assassin from a housetop or window, as the American army were triumphantly entering into the National Palace, aad hoisting the star spanglsd banner. He died deeply regretted and moarned by bla brother offloers, who profoundly appreciated the heroism tad chivalry _ rjrter !W TC V YORK, THURSDAY M1 dliplayed by him oa the bloody fields of Carro Gordo, CoatrernD, Churuhuaco, Mollno del R<-y, Chapultepeo, *nd at the Uarltu.?Richmond Ksa'aintr. Valor and luceraa la battle, among our valiant ocmmafldern in Mexico, iliould never no unnoticed bT the prea??the true historical record of our country. After Capt. Walker was killed, at the battle of HuaimntU. the command devolved upon Captain L. D. U Lewla, who coiiHummated a brilliant victory over (he ?uperior forces under Santa Anna Captain L. is a resldeut of this city, and left her* during the past summer with a fine company of mounted volunteer*, raaoy of them known to fame ??. emphatically, lighting men.?Shortly alter he landed at Vera Crux, he did his country essential service by burning to the ground the splendid hacienda of Santa Anna, aud breaking up a dangerous nest of guerilla* lie was not only fully justified in this act.it is said, hut merited liiith commendation. This second affair at Huamantla has placed Lewis In a distinguished position; he baa made a spirited and glorious commencement He has honored his commission and merits the approbation of Loulslanians and his country.?.W. O. National, Nov 10, Among the Intelligence reoently received from Me*loo, is that (f the death of Lieut. Mavue R?1J of the New York Keglment of Volunteers lie was the son of the Kev. Mayne Held, of the County Down. Ireland, who is the Clerk of the Presbyterian Assembly of Ireland Lieut. Kied has been in this country some ilvw or six years. and during that time he has been mostly cennecte 1 wltii the prsaa, either aa associate editor or correspondent : in this last oapaolty he pawed the summer of 1848 in this town, engaged in writing letters to the New York Hrtald, under the signature of " Eoolier." it was at this time that we became acquainted with him, and there are many others in our community who wi'l j in us in bearing testimony to ills worth as a mun, all of whom will be grieved at the anuouncemect of Ml I d-atli. He returned to New York about the first of SepI tcmber, and shortly after sailed for Mexloo with his regiment. He was at the battle of Monterey, and dlstingulehed himself in that bloody afiair. We published a little poem from bis pen. entitled -'Monterey," about three months ago, which will undoubtedly be remenfbered by our readers ; towards the close of the poem, was tills stani*: ? We are not manv?we who Dressed Beside the brave who Ml that day ; But who of us hu not confessed He'd rather share their warrior rest, Than not hare been at Monterey ?" Alas! for human glory! The departed probably little thought at the time he penned the above linen, that he should so soon be sharing "their warrior rest." At the storming; of I hapultepeo he wan severely wounded, and died boob after trom hia wouuds. He was a man of eingular and varied talents, and gave much promise us a writer Hia temperament was exceedingly nervous and his fanoy brilliant. His beat produotlona may be found in the Lilly's Book, about three or four years ago, under the signature ot the ' Poor Scholar " It ia mournful that talents like hia should be ao early sacrificed, and that his career should be so soon closed, far?very btr from the land of his birth and the besom of hia home, aa well aa the land of hia adoption. But thus it is! When the day arrives for our army to return, if it ever does, it will present a aad speotacle. The ranks will be thinned, aud hearts made sorrowful at their comiue. that hoDvd to rejoice in the fullest fruition of gladness. Many a gtilant spirit has fallen to rise no more; and the Wild note of the bunle cannot awake them to duty, or the sweeter call of friendship and home. The triumphs may be aa eplendid aa ever crowned a human effort, but they have been purchased at the price of noble lives, and too dearly not to mingle the tear ot sorrow witn the shout of joy.?At-toporl Newt INCIDENTS OK T1IK WAR. An anecdote of some of our Natchez boys is given. It seems that tha diughttr of thn alcalde ot iluena Vista was married, and Ned Saunders, Tom Dertha and I'at O'ltourke, were invited to attend the dancing party given in honor of tbe occasion. Application was accordingly made to G?n. Wool for permission to go, but the General not having found anything about dancing In his books on taetics and discipline, and not deeming it a very neoufsary accomplishment of a soldier, promptly refused tbe request. Now hern was a dilemma. Our messmates were equally aa determined to see some of the fun and ei>j< y some of the dancing with the girls at the p*rty, as General Wool waa that they should stuy In camp that night. But how to effect their object was a mailer of protound though somewhat vexatious study.? In tbe midst, however, of their plans and schemes, none of which promts* d to secure the objects ao d>?ar to them, Pat waa inheu audUenlv ill, and swore by all the saints In the calendar he must be carried to the hospital, or he would die entirely ; and Immediately poor Handnrs and Bertha, with sad hearts, rolled Pat up, all dressed as he was in nls best apparel, in a blanket, and taking a corner iu each hand, with the watchword of' a siok man of the hospital," they soon passed the nentry When out or hailing dinUtior, Tat exclaimed, "Boys, let me down airiy ; we've pulled wool over ould Wool's ryes, and now let'sbe Hither tbe danoa" and away they scampered to the wtddiDK, where the adventure was soon told, which rendered tbe beys, and Tat in particular, the lions of the evening. They returned to camp next morning, reported their sick comrade well, and ihe whale of them ready for duty. It is said, however, that Gen. Wool, having some inkling of the trick that waa played off on him. has determined that for the future, wlien therein any fan going on in town, there are to be no Hick men, particularly from the Mississippi regiment, taken to the hospital " On the evening of the 12th, about 5 o'clock, General Pillow ciime to our regiment, (loth infan*ry,] saying, ' that this post [Chapultepec] must fall by the next in jrnin^, aud we could not propel our advance without its possesion, and that he bad the selecting of a storming party, trom the different regiments?meu who would be during enough to engage in this arduous undertaking, and who would either seal their devotion to their country with their heart's blood, or gain immortal laurels " He o illed upon those who were willing to join this dangerous expedition to step forward; and how many do yoa thiak there were ready ? Only one man, and he was our leader, who offered bis whole regiment, man for man; not a single one would stand back, although the castle lay bsfore us, on an almost perpendicular rook, and bade defiance all day to our artillery, showing us seventeen open mouthed cannon, and thousands of Mexicans crouched on Us bastions. Nevertheless, every one of the boys wanted t? be of the party, and with impatience they begfied Die General to go at tho work that same night. This whs a great moment. A tear stole down the cheek of General Pillow expressive of the feelings which toik possession of his breast. With but few heartfelt words, he thanked us tor our readiness, and called us, m he has done ever since the ISth of August, his " gallant 16th " The attack ooull. however, not take place that evening, but we moved silently inlo the great corn magazine, Immediately at the foot of the rook, to le ready for the work at break of day. 1'iliow himself took <iuarters in our midst. \Te advanced, after three or four more nhots from the nemy,' so far that the walls of the castle protected ui completely, while the Mexloans blazed away with their small arms over our htads Now the call was made for ladders, a lew of which made their appearanoe, Dot several tunes tne carrier* were eltber killed or wounded, and the ladder* tumbled half way down the hill again. On a sudden tho flraof our battery ceaied, and a lieutenant from the New York Hifle regiment, with llag In hand, attempted to inouat a ladder, when sndlenly the beadfcof a dozen Mexican rascals popped over the wall*, and with them the fire of their muskutd? and the gallant Lieutenant wu wounded on the head happily, however, not mortally. This wan the grand finale, ami the retreating of the enemy commenced in good earnest But, oh God! the one ladder which wan near wtere I stood, was aot enough, nur were the six or eight more which were toon procured. Despairing of our chance to be first on the walls of the castle, we commenced lifting each other up, by climbing on the shoulder* of each other, and soon the walls were crowded with Uncle Sam's boys. Onward over death, we wended our way to the interior of the castle, which the Mexicans defended step by step, while in the rear of a platform, where they once mote posted themselves. Hundreds of th'im took to their heels towards the city. Hut our men followed quickly from building to building; and in less than three quarters of an hour trom the time the attack commenced, the banner of the free waved iu triumph from the main turret of thecat,tle The oolors of three regiment* were nearly at the same time on the spot. It is auknowlrdrfed by all that the color* of the 16th were No. 1; but the onl<>rs of tbn New Vork regiment were Urst unfurled. Our flag staff, on this occasion, wai shot through In the hands of the standard bearer, which explain* the m*t'er The victory was gained, and in lees than three quarters of an hour. Where is there another one like it in the annals of nations? With tear* in his eye*, Hen Scott expressed his thanks to us ' Had I million* ot thank* to give you, It would not he enough Ohl that I had a thou*a >d arm* to press you to my bosom!" were some of bis words; while be embraced the officers and shook bands wlih such of the other* as were within his reach. ? Cltvtland Hrrald. Trivate William', Kuriek, f irmerly of York, York county, Pennsylvania, was killed during the siege of runoiH. tin do ly my near inn enemy's Dreas work ? ? close lhit to got povmiion of It was considered entirely hopelees IIin bo>om friend and companion, Jerry Cor sou, of Co. C, 1st Pennsylvania Volunteers, crvpt up alone just as day waft breaking, and brought away the remains of his friend. ARMY INTKl UflMCK. The st-amnr Missouri. Capt Twlcheli, from Memphie, brouiht down ye?terdsy the-2d regiment of Tennessee Volunteer*, uuder the command of Col Waterhoui>e; Lt. Col. Swan, Major Bunch; Surgeons Kvans andUudnew; Captains Unthrle, Rogers, Scantland, Freeman, Counseil. 'toodail, McAllister, Travis and Kvan*; Lieutenants Oliver, Kllppm, (Crockett Smart, Pustin, Murrey, Dobbs. Hyrd, McAllen, Dickinson, lluddl-olon, MoCaffry, Mllllken, Bell, Porter Hare Burford, MeCarver, Cook, Wester, Reed, Orant, Lake, Stark, Cowart and Newman The troops were transferred to the ship Suviah and barks Victory and St Mary, lying off the rolnt bouud to Vera Crus I'hey are, wo understand, under orders to Hall to-day at 2 O'clock. The eteain propeller Secretary Walker will leave today for the Bra/.os. She will take dewn a cargo of lumber, and the following passengers:?Dr. R. II. Roane; R L Ogden and Thoe. Adde, Sutlers: Mr* Andereon and servatit: the Misses Anderson and Are children: Duncan MeFayden; W Irwin; Van Lear F.astland; <.aptain William C. MoCauslln, Afs't Commissary of Subsidence,

and hie olerk, and Capt. Taylor, pilot.?AT. O. Delta, lOtK (mt. Col. ChiUs, whose gallant bearing, both In the Florida end Mexican wars, hni raised hlw so high In the estimation of the army and the people. Is a native of Plttsfleld, Mass , where hie widowed mother and a brother (Dr. Henry Chll4e) now reelde. Timothy Childs, Ksq of Rochester, (who la now, for the benefit of his health, In the West Indies) la also a brother of Col. Childs ?Mb. Jturnal, "* . | ^ t .? v J. fcn _ *i * ?*,. * Z*. ' - *~ > RK I ORNING, NOVEMBER 2! Political Intelligence. [Krom the Montgomery Journal, Not 17 ] Tiik Tatloh Mketiku ?In pursuance with the oall. an imenso gathering of the people thronged the Court House at the appointed hour of tne meeting On motion of M. Ashurst, Lsq , James M Newman waa called to the cbftir; and. on motion of II W. Watson, Wm. O. Robertson was appointed Secretary. Oil the organization of the meeting being announced, Dr S. C. Oliver introduced the following resolution*, prefaced by eloquent and appropriate remarks : ? 1st That we have assembled expressly for the purpose of responding to, and co-operating with, our patriotic fellow oittzens who, throughout the confederacy, are presenting Gen Znnhary Taylor, without distinction of parties or geogritphlc&l localities, as the people's candidate for the next Presidency. I 3d. That at fearful crisis, threatening to involve the North and the South in geographical antagonism, (headed, as It is. by many o' the master minds of the oountry, and aided by fleroo faction, and boding evil for the future.) requires a republican of the old school, free from the shackles and acrimony of party?one who has a fa at hfilil nn the* ha art- r\t th? usiHAt. ?- ? ? i. and acknowledged wisdom and disinterested patriotism cuu unite the republican brotherhood together?who** overwhelming popularity can break dowa all the faction* that would destroy the constitution, or dismember the union. Such a man lg u Old Kongh itud Hoady !" In flue, he it the man for the South, for the crisis, and for the nation. 4th. That the chair appoint a committee of ten to prepare an address to the friends of < >sneral Taylor, and Invite them to assemble In a mass meeting on the day of i ext, for the purpose of briugiag out at the proper time an Eleotoral Taylor ticket for this State After the conclusion of Dr. Oliver'sremarks. whloh were received with much enthusiasm, Thomas II. Watts, of this oounty, Thomas J. Judge, of Lowndas, and Samuel S. Beman.Esq , of Wetumpka, were suooussively called out, and in speeches of glowing eloquence, endorsed the sentiments of the resolutions, the duty of tho South to sustain in this crisis, without distinction of party, a southern man of the old republican school, and of American feelings. The spaoe allotted for a report will not allow even a brief sketch of their eloquent remarks. Hon. James K. Bklsi and Hon. Wm. L. Yancev were then loudly called for, to which Mr. Bolser promptly rexponded, and remarked that he fully concurred in the sentiment of the resolutions, and that on the grounds on which Oen. Taylor oame before the people, as a man not bound by party clii/ue?, he was his preference before all other*?that he was the candidate for the South and the crisis, and that party considerations at such moments were of secondarv consideration The remarks of Mr. Belser ware in the nighest degree animating and patrittio, and awoke an Intense enthusiasm among the auditory. lion tl w. llu.i.nno wu th'u called for, who respoud'd eloquently in the saino spirit. lie laid that the resolutions met bin warm and entire sanction?that it wm well known that bis Brst oh< loe had always been Henry Clay, but that he promptly yielded it, believing that Uen. Tuylor was the only Soutnern man who could be elected?that his character and the whole history of Urn. Taylor was a sufficient guaaranty of his eminent ability, patriotism and desire to administer the government on such principles as will conserve the South and the Union, ills remarks were loudly cheered, and were received with high satisfaction by the audiunco. Mr. John Oii.mi:*, of Misaslssippl, who was present, was called on and addressud the meeting very foroibly and animatedly in furtherance of the resolutions. Thoobair, Mr Newman, In response to a call, spoke with much earnestness and force, and deolared that oome weal, oome woe, even if he was obliged to abandon his party, thu administration, and his old political friends, he should go far old Rough and Ready while he maintained bis present position as a candidate of tho people, believing that patriotism, the beet interests of the South and the Union demand it. Wm. B. Mom, Esq., who was then called out, eloquently and forcibly seconded the sentiments of the resolutions. Aa the hour was late, the question was called for, and the reselutions were passed by acclamation. Adjourned. The meeting held last night in the Court House for the purpose ot putting in motion the ball for the people's candidate, the hero of the Hio Grande,was the most satisfactory and enthusiastic affair that It was ever our lot to witness. The concourse was Immense, and the feeling of an intense excited patriotism which over-rode every emotion of a party or selfish nature. The preservation of the oountry,the constitution and the South, by too elevation or uen l ayior, wan trie common altar on which distinguished politicians of all parties, for the well being of their couutry, offered up tnelr cherished prejudices. It was emphatically a people's meeting, and their united and fervid responded to the sentiments of the resolutions showed how deep was their feeling of love, reverence and admiration for the character of their great leader, and their trusting faith in his ability to redeem the republic. The speaking wan of a iiign nature, such aa only auoh a feeling, such a subject and such an oocasion could inspire, we have never heard ioquenoe of a higher order. Messrs Betnan, Belser, Hillturd, Newman, and all, seemed inspired with that feeling which is the main spring of true eloquenoe?love of vvuatry The remark* of Messrs. Bi'lser and Newmat, from their prominent positions as politicians, were in the highest degree animated, patriotic and decided. Ho Intense was the enthusiasm that the audlenoe, though the hour was late, win unwilling to disperse, and the meeting was adjourned over until to-morrow night. No tarty mkkti.tn at Loui>11i.i.e.? a meeting of persons composed ?f all polltioal creeds, and no creeds at all, was oonvened at Louisville, Kunlucky, on VVednen day evening, the 17th inst, to disouss tue subjects of war, peace, etc. The meeting was a large one, and was addressed by quite a number of speakers. Hon. William J. Uravk said that it had been his great desire in moving the postponement the other evening, to bear what the Hjge of Ashland had td say upon this great and exolting question; one which had called forth such men as Martin Van Buren, John C. Calhoun, Daniel Webster, and others equally distinguished, to propose or suggest measures whereby this war oould be brought to a close, honorable to both nations. He, Mr. G., did not, therefore, feel that he was vuuuAiuun tu buo uuniKo ujf mo wu?uueuur ui Louisville, [who bud previously said a few words.] of subserviency to the Delphic (tracle, (of Ashland,) because b? bad expressed a desire to hear what that groat man should nay before be adopted the sentiment* put forth in the resolutions aud address of the committee. Mr. O ibr.n descanted at large, and with greatvehemence, upon the propositions (the .Vluxican proposition*) which the committee say thev are willing to take as a basin for a treaty of peaoe and boundary. ? * * Krom an'autbentio work, which he read,he said that the proposition of Mexico would deprive Texas of a atrip of territory 150 milea long and 70 milea wide, on an average; whereas, the boundary of the Ilio Orande, aa claimed by Texas, and proposed by Mr. Trist, extended up that river to the 37th degree of north latitude, thence along the river tiila, till you reach the Colorado, and down that river to the Pacific Ocean?was one which the Amtrioan government aougbt to obtaln."Here were ,the two propoeitlona. He was not prepared, he said, to adopt the views of the government; but be would say that it would command ttie concurrence of a vast majority of this nation, over the proposition of tha committee to take that proposed by Mexico. In ooacluslon, he offered as a substitute ror the resolutions then before the meeting, those ot iiemy Clay, aa adopted at Lexington. The Chaih was oalled on to read tha Clay resolutions. Before the first one was read through, Mr. liaivKs rose, and said that ha did not propose for the adoption of this meeting, the first resolution of Mr. Clay, but the Mx following ones. At the conclusion, Majer Butler offered soma resolutions, which he propesed aa a substitute, and addressed the meeting at length in their support. C. M Tmwbitom appeared upon the stamd with another set of resolutions. Mr. T. read his resolutions. Heveral other vets of resolutions were offered. Mr. Nicholas, the Chancellor, mentioned above, haviug n^uiu spoken, and alluded to a gentleman who dared not to speak and act on a great publlo question till he had his cue from the sage of Ashland, Mr (Je*vfcs rose to reply, amid tha hearty and long contioued cheers of tbo huusu. We sball not attempt to follow this gentleman in bis eloquent defence of himself, againat the imputations cast upon him by the last speaker, of aubeervieno; to Henry Clay He said, if he were called upon to decide whioh of the two propositions to ah->o*?, the Matfe of Ashland* or those of the Chanoeilor of Louisville? Clod help him to take the former ! He was surprised at the utter iguorance shown by the chancellor as to his own resolutions. He doubted if he, the chancellor, -knew anything a*, all of the subject upon which he based his resolutions?for he says here to-night, that the proposition cf oar government through Mr. Trist will despoil Mexico ot one-third of her territory and two-hfths of h r population! flow, sir, said Mr li., I hold in my hand an authentic document, showing that the line proposed to be drawn by Mr. Trist, embraces a territory of 4(10,000 square miles,with a Mexioan r>> uhnnl Art (Kill' tVh.r?u 11.? 11.. latlon of that republic Is 8,000,000. How ab-url it It for a K1 ntleman to come up?#n this stand to enlighten an audienoe upon a nubjeot on which ho manifests such utter ignorance. Thus, then, falls ta the ground the Chancellor's argument about despoiling vlu.tloo of onethird of her territory ami two-tilths of her population. Ag?tn, sir. tho < hancellor Is willing to accept wn?t he terms the fr*e will offering of Mexico. And here, I must beg leave, with *11 deference to tha learning of thn gentleman, to say that 1 doubt whether be has read, or even knows what the counter project of the Maxioaus Is. lie tells us that they propose the Nueces as a boundary, and some portion of Upper California, aud with this be will be satisil'd ? and la this all.' No, sir, Mexloo says that the American government shall liquidate the claims of Its own citizens against Mexico (amounting to cooie >10,000,000), and, pay down,* In the city of Mexico, (blank dollars) before etio will sign a treaty! Could the gentleman have read this document when he drew up uls resolutions? Doia he.uow comprehend the proposition-and will be still pers'ist in his notion of the Nueces for a boundary? But the Chanoellor says Mr ( lay's resolutions present no duflnite plan ?that there is no vitality In them! Well, sir, we may differ In our estimate of men and thing*? but In the view or the American pnopl", I may be pardoned the expression of my opinion upon the resolutions of the Sage of Ashland They will command quite as much respect and consideration throughout the land as those of Chancellor H?muel 8 Nicholas. That great man's opinion has been called for from the North, the South anil the East lie has embodied his views In the resolutions which I propose for the adoption of the meeting, and hope to fee adopted Mr. Graven was listen, d to with great attention and continued to speak till near 11 o'clock. Home one here moved the "previous question ." It waa sustained, and oat off the resolutions of Mr. Clay, offered m a subttl IERA 5, 1847. tute by Mr Gravel. From this decision Mr. Qravas illnffiitfti" A gentleman of the demecratio party, who h?>l b?en an attentive listener all the evening. rose to address the Chair The Chair said he oould not be heard, as the previous question out off all debate. ' Well, tr." nald this gentleman. " I only wanted to say, that Mod help and save me from any contact with this universal harmonious whig meeting " The Chair then put the question, and requested all those In favor of Mr ('lay's resolutions to go to the right of the chair; those of Judge Nicholas's to the left; and those who did not care to vote either way, to take their atuuil in the oentre. The rush to the right was overwhelming, and the Chair proclaimed the adoption of Clay's resolutions. Judge Nichoi.au then rose and offered the foUewlng resolution:? Resolved, That if the House of Representatives shall find it to be the intention ot the President to prosecute the war for purposes of foreign cod 4 ues t. greatly beyond what a decided inajnrity of the nation requires, then it will b< within tho Indlxputab'e constitutional prerogative of the House, as It will be also its bounden duty, to rel'une supplies for such mode of prosecuting the war. even though the Senate should sustain his views; and that any attempt of the I'resident to disregard the national will, so ascertained and >-xpressed. will b:> In violation of his duty to the true spirit of the constitution, and in subversion of an all essential conservative principle of free republican government. It being now nearly twelve o'oloclc, the audience, restless, and anxious to " be done teaming," Judge N.'s resolution was put and carried, mm. con.?Louiivillt Dtmocrat. Thn namnnpoti nf IIoiip* AAiinf* If w htva nnmlnnf 'J Mr Dallas for the Presidency, and Uen. W. O. Butler for the Vice Prnaldency. In Mlohigan. the democratic majority is about 8,000, The whig otudldate for Governor has not a majority In a single county ; the KeMte oontalns no whig ; and the House but here and there one.? Albany drgut, 23i init. The sixth balloting for a representative to complete the delegation from the city took plaoe yesterday, and resulted in no choice. Barnes,' the whig candidate lell short 19 votes of an election.?Bangor Tram. 'J8ii init. Miscellaneous. Present appearances Indioate that the canal will not close before the very last of the month. It olosed last ytar en the jSth. The regular day boats have hauled off from the Hudson river, and some of them are laid np for the season. The high price of provisions In market Is the subject of a complaining article in the Prevldenoe Journal. On Sunday evening the Rev. Charles Van Loon, pastor of one of the Baptist Churches at Poughke?psitt, was attacked with sudden illness, and died on Monday morning last. On Monday, the 18th Inst, the mall stage went into Bangor, from Dexter, on runners, and found goodMelghiog to within three miles of Bangor. There wan said to be eight inched of snow twenty-five miles baok of Bangor. A foot of snow fell at Skowhegun, Maine, on Monday. While the ceremonies of laying the oorner stone of the Reservoir in Boston were being performed, three daguerreotype views ot the vast assemblage were taken; one during the prayer, when every Individual present had his hat off. and all were listening to the devout words of the ohaplain; one during the act of depositing the copper box, and lsying down the massive stone upon it; and one while the Mayor was delivering his address. The editor of the Hagerstown (Md.) Newt was, last summer, fined by a court martial for refusing to attend a militia training, and on his refusal to pay it, his property was seised, when he took an appeal to the county court, whioh on Wednesday last deoided that fines under the law oould not be oolleoted, inasmuch as it had not been regularly and annually enforoed, aa required by its own provisions.?Haiti more Clipper, '13 d inn. Ten tons of floe poultry are said to have been taken over the Eastern Railroad to Boston, on Tuesday morning. The subscription books of the Baltimore and Western Telegraph Company, under the direction of H J. Rogers, Esq., are now open. The line will extend from Baltimore, throngh York. Pa to Harrlsburgh, where it will unite with the line already In operation to Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, and other Western points.?Bait, jlmet icon, 33d init. ^ vt rni i [UJ wbulh vu ua invvipviAwij iuo ^nj v* Watervlelt ? la Philadelphia, on Tuesday, William Browne, late second inate of the bark Fame, ot New London, Connecticut. was brought before Thomas L. Kane, Ksq , United States CommiMioner, charged with having been engaged in tbe slave trade. I In wai arrested at Kin Janeiro by Uorham Parks, American oonsul, and sent on for trial by tbo bark Globe, Capt. ?sling, which arrived on Sunday last Luther Toole, on? of the crew, was alto sent on to give evidenoe. The prisoner was held to bail in the sum of >1000 to appearand answer. The underground railroad via Springfield, it doing a stiff business. The papers of that town state that five Aigitives arrived by this thoroughfare on Thursday, having parted with20 comrades In Mew York, all from the old Dominion On Friday night, another freight came on, coiuisMng of father, mother, and three children, on their way to Canada.? Button Herald, 334 tint. | At 11 o'clock and 65 minutes this forenoon, a message of tweuty-two words was sent by magnetic telegraph to a'flrm la Wall street, New York. At 13 o'olock an answer, comprising twelve worda?had been reoeived at the office in Court square, and was on its way to the person for whom it was designed. Thus it is seen, that In the short space of five minutes,a message was sent a distanoe of over two hundred miles, and an answer received back.?Uoiton Journal, Tnureday. F.arly on Thursday evening last, a very destructive fire wae observed to be raging in the Mouth Mountain, near the Black rocka, about eight mil?s east of this plane. Later In the evening, another was discovered breaking out tome distance north ef the flrrt, which saon spread over a great extent of ground.?Ilageritown Neva. A gentleman named Rldgway,from Staffordshire, Gagland. has established a manufactory of china and oueen* ware on the Big Saudy river, in Virginia, within a mil* and a half of the Ohio ? Philad. Enquirer ? The State department* of Michigan will be removed from Detroit to Michigan City, about the middle of De cember, at wbicb time tne new capiiui win oe reauy. The Mobile Jhlvn titrr of the lrtth says that it has not heard of a case of yellow fever In tbat place for several (lay*, and that the olty 1* healthy. A quiet, gentlemanly looking man wai pointed out to us yesterday in the orlminal court, afl Munch Reader Barr, an envoy of a government of Norway, oharged with a scientific million to thla country. He appeared to be investigating the manner of proceeding in court* of law in this country.?St. Louit Heveillt. Kx-Prealdent Tyler arrived at Loui*viUe on the 19th inatant. Gov. Martin, of Alabama, give* notloe that the *eat of government of the State ia removed to Montgomery. The liFgialatnre of Wlaconaln hive paaeed an aot calling another Convention to form a Constitution for that State. The eleotiou take* place the pretest month, and the Convention is to meet la January. D. O. Thlbodeam. arrived In New Orleans on the 10th Inst, on his way to Washington. J. F.. Morse, also on bia way to Washington, arrived In New Orleans on the 14th inlt. Mall Failure* Dy the Eastern mail of Sunday evening, we received the Buffalo Commercial of Thursday evening?three Rochester morning paper* of Friday, and a letter from Rochester (pre-paid) postmarked Nov. IS, (Thursday) ? Syraru.tr Star, j3<i init. The mall failed yesterday from beyond Montgomery, Alabama. The New York newspaper mall da* on Hunday has not yet come through.?Y. O. Pic. 10(h inii. The Eastern mail failed yesterday, east of Columbus. As for Bouthern mails, we do not look for regularity in that nn&rter Thev have New Orleans dates of the 10th ut Louisville?our 'latent are ot the ?tb. We cannot comprehend the cium. ? Cincinnati Enquirer, '20th. Th* Nkw Tkkattks with thk Indians ?After leaving this place,in June last, the Hr-U point of the CoinmiMioner'i (Oen I?aac A Wrplanck) deitlnatlon was th" hfnd of LakH Superior, where, on the vld of Anguet, bit held a council with the aweinhled tribes of the I hlppowan of Lake Superior and the Mieeiislppl, at thn Indian village on the Hirer Mt Louie, n?ar Ite entrance into th* lake. At thi* oounoil about 900,000 acres of land ware oeded to the United Slate* The traot I* bounded on the eael by th* Mlnimilppl river, on the tonth by the Watab river, on the west by the boundary line between the Sioux and < blppewae, and on the north by the Crow-wing and Long Prairie riven After holding thin council, On. \ erplanck proceeded up the St. Louie to Knit Sarau river, thence up that river to Went Mavan river, down that river to Sandy Lake, and through the outlet of that lake to the Mlselssippl, thence duwn that river ?o t row-wing river: thenoe north through Dull Sake, and ? chain of nmall lake*, to Leech Lake, where, on the JI ?t of August. he held a couneil with the Fillager IndiHoa. who ceded to our Government about 700 000 acre*, lying north mid adjoining the tract purchased of the'-hippewa*, between Long rralrie and Leaf river' These two tracts. embraoing in the whole about 1,600,000 acre*, in nearly a ?>(U*ra form, are represented an a moit beautiful oountry, diversified 1-1? i W onanlnat mrr.u! 1 UViai an/I ?|aAM wlin pmrirB, ?nituatfl between the 44th and 47th degrae* of north latitude, in the naw Territory of Mlnnaaota, a part of which Ih de?lgnad M the rut urn rtaldance af the Wis. nebagoet ? Like Sup. X'w$ Vrny La re from Rio Janeiro.?The bark Lrtiti?, Capt. Lewi#, arrived in our harbor Imt night, iu thirty duren (lay* to the <ape* Kb* left on the Itth of Ootob?r, and bring* eoff?? to F W Bruna St Hum, and other*, of Baltimora. Aha brought a? p*e*t agnri, Mra. Kiddie, three children and two pirrant*: Mr Wm Arober, lady and *on; Kugana O'C. Kckal; apt. Cortla, lata, of tba bark Camilla, of New York; I'etar Brown, aiid oua othar paaaenger who*? narao wa could not learn VVa are nnablato ob'aln any coiumerelal latter*. on account of tha latena** 1f tha hour. That'. S nblp Ohio waa at Rio, and a* the Letltla cam* out, a U, B. brig of war, thought to be tha Terry, waa going in. Th? brig* Wm. Trlea and Otflan ware alio mat going In We bare no account of Te^el* left A pa**angrr Inform* u* that arary thing In relation to tha difficulty batwarn tha I nlted ntata* and Braul waa going on In a mo*t friendly manr.er, though noma of tba Americana did not much appro** of Col Tol, (the b?w rainliter'*) com*.?halt. Sun. Nov 34(V LD. Prlca Two Cents. CtMiiiDot, NOT. SO, 1947. Affairt 0/ Harvard ColUgt. Thinking It iaconiiitent with the wnlrertality of your Journal that m*tt?n and things In thla quirUr hould be overlooked, w? Ukt It upon ourielvee to |)n you come aocount of that amiable old lady at Cambridge, .1lma Maltr. The complaint* of iniubordinatlon among the (tudent*, and the talk of Mr. felTerett'a leeignatloa, which tome time ago were going the round* of the papen.kava of late ubsided. That extremely tensitiT* gentleman, having oome to the oonolailon that no ?uon thing a* human perfeotlbillty U to be lound among three bana?ii/)a>i?a Kaa K?<*nmA anmawhif mft?? ? take mru m God made them, >o<l things aa they are.? Yon will probably be troubled with no more report* of hie r??lgn?tion Old Harvard la beginning to rub off tha acsumulated runt of centuries. and U decidedly looking up. There la a prospect of her doing some praotieal good with her scientific sahool, lately endowed with $60,000 by Abbot j Lawrenoe. (Of course, the understanding that the fohool waa to receive hi* own name, formed no lnduoement to that proverbially modest individual. It I* truly refreshing, in these degenerate days, to see such MB example ol disinterested liberality ) The corps of profensors of this school Is already formed, and the bvild| lngs are soon to be erected. It stems strange that this J University, possessing, as she does, every advantage requisite to pluce her in the first rank of literary Instltn, tlons. splendidly endowed In every department, ahonld : have allowed herself to rest satisfied with her ancient 1 reputation, and have suffered her younger, but more | go ahead rival, Vale, to distance her. Perhaps the as toundlng truth may sometime or other ocour to the plathorlo individuals who occupy her high places, that In this practical world Improvement is considered of aora value than antiquity. We may. In a future communication mention Home of the evil lnfluenoea which have been at work to retard her prosperity. Fink Sport?A number of " hunters" from ltayton have been in the woods this full. Their success generally has been very encouraging. But the finest " sport" seems to have fallen in the way of Jin Davis. He ' bagged" five deer, and a bear weighing 436 pounds! The bear was ahot In Paulding county, about three quarters of a mile from the camp of the party, with wblch Davis went out. When first seen, the bear I waa standing iinon his hind lave nMrl< nant?nawtn??t something on a tret). H?< neon came down upon " all foura," when Davis tired; the ball straok the animal tn the ham and ranged through to the neck. This waa emphatically " a Are in the rear."' The bear started off with a Urrible bowl, followed by Darin, and waa killed by a ball in the brain, the third ?hot. Davit shipped his prize at the junotion. and it arrived here on Saturday In good condition. When erect the " varinit" was feet high. lie must have been an old settler.?Dayfn Jaurnul Acciuknt t<> the Govkiinok or I.idiaxa. Gov. Whitcomb met with a serious accident on Tuesday of last week, at Kdinburgh, on the Une of the Madison and Indianapolis Kailroad ; he had stepped off the oars for a few moments, and was about stepping on again while the cars were In motion. His foot slipped, and he fell between the cars and the platferm of the dapot?the cars whirling him round, and crushing his thighs as tbey went. The Governor was InsenitHe for some time after he was extricated, but Anally recovered conseiousness. The exact character and extant of the Injury, w? are unable to state ; but from what we are told, It will be some time, If ever, before be can recover. ? State Sentinel. Tiik Er.kctrio Tklkgraph.?The wirea of the electric telegraph have been laid from the railway-station, along Manchester street,as far a Dais street. The wires are buried about two feet in the earth. The workmen pursue their operations with great appearance of mystery. They are enclosed In a nuge sentry box some eight feet square, on whloh Is painted,"No admittance." Here they take up the pavement, dig below the surface, bury the wires, and then are wheeled forward to commnnoe similar operations further on, leaving the street to be repaired by Individuals who work la open davllxht?Livtrvool Jllbion. Another *uw Planet?Another member belonging to th?> family of ABt?roi(l?, btttVMD Mar* and Jupiter. hi discovered at Mr. Bishop'a Observatory, London, on the night of October 18. This makes this eighth known Asteroid, and the fifth new. Planet that has been discovered within the last two year*. Law Intelligence. Common Tlkas, Nov. 34.?B?fore Jud^e Ingraham ? Jotrjth IV. Vail 4" Co. v$. John Riei.?This Was an action on contraot, to recover the ran of $730. Tha defendant, in 1H4A, contracted with the plaintiffs for tha sale of 4000 bnsbels of wheat, more or leaa, to b? delivered on the 81st of May. 1846 ; on the last mentioned day the defendant tendered to the pla>ntltb 3800 bushels, which they refused, and now bring tnelr action to recover the above sum, being the difference but ween the prica of oats on the day of aala, and the day on whloh It was to be delivered. Tha a eftsJunta pleaded a tender af 3800 buabela on the list May. and offered, under tha alea, to go Into an explanation of the contraot, and to snow that the manning of It waa, that d' fendant had contracted to aell a lot of oats whloh he had In his stora, but of whloh he did not know tha exaot quantity, And that the words "mora or leaa" so modified the centraot, as to make the tandar of MOO bushels a complete fulfillment of It within ita tree spirit and meaning. The Judge rulad out the evidanoa, on the ground thatlthe words "more or leas" were not so extensive in their signification as to oover tha differenoe between SHOO bushels and 4000 bushels. Another point was then raised, namely, that tha contraot waa altarad by the plaintiffs, by interlining the words "In eonsidstation of one dollar" after Its exeontlanby tha defendant. To this It waa resiled, that It waa sent to him after being altered; that he Kept and acted upon It, and that his aasent to the alteration must be inferred A verdict waa taken for the plaintiffs for the amount claimed, rabjact to those two questions, wMch ara to be argwed before a full oourt. For tha plaintiff, Messrs Oerrard and Baekley; for the defendant, Messrs. Cochran and Nllaa. REriNISHINO DYING AND CWBINUiaallstyle., st n Dey street, New York?11. OUKRHIICH, proprietor ol this establishment, ha* coneected himself in partnership with one Ot itic mod celebrated dyers sod scourers from Pans This valuable addition to his establishment, mdaees him to hope that his nninerons customers will increase every day. 'i'lie prices sre always moderate. N.b ?Tha greatest care fives to the Dying. Cleansing and Mangling of Bilks, Velvets, Crapes, Cashmeree, China ernjpes, embroideries, gold and silver, and everything relating Oarmenta dve<i"black lor mooruin* io 4* lionn. i>7 ltt*r 1 ("* oi'aktnehbhip.?th? ind?ni|Md hivt uiocuied J theraselvee id this city for the transaction of a leneral t omimssion Buunesi, under the firm of Wm Nevle Hiker htm fc Co.. and are prepared to iranaact any business wnieh may ba confided to them. hobert habersham. wm. neyle habersham JOHN KAE HABERSHAM. nil Ut*r Office I! Washington street. EINHAKUT'S UILDED BRAH8 LETTERS FOR 8ION8?These lettara are remarkable for dnrabalify, m4 a brilliancy of the gilding naoqoalled by any other article la the city?which brilliancy ia warranted to staad expoenra to the weather. Tney are alio Japan?d to ur color that pay be desired. Ordere left at Jonea, Bee bee It Co.'a, lMraltoa street, will be attended to. The partaerahip heretofore subsisting betwsea M?i ha ill I k Stott, was dissolved oa the 1st Jaly. MtnWk ? P MflNHtRDJ P~ ehkkmeky, toilet (tOArtt, ratent Medieioea Kancy articles, very lo^ saiuble for the eoaatry trad*, choice Colognes, KitraftsTOid other Psrfamery, for retail.? Room It Kowler's celebrated walnut oil military shaving soap, the only true article. Dr. Koord's Pectoral Syrap, for tho lungs. Tonsc Cordial for dysentery and derangement of the bowels, and hiaaniveraal pills for cleansing the system. For sale at No. 1 Conrtlandt street, first itoti (rom^?i4w>jr. e14 Mt'ri late Vrnnm k Vomlar. M No. t. rrHEMhTNTjoui bakuaTSb?SV.llimu ok? "at JL li. uGKKY'S, ISO Cawil st?We would recommend all who are in want of new Comlortahles. (jmlts. Bedcovers, o r chetp Dresses, to make an early call, ss above. Hn Kagllah print), (list clorsj by the i*>usd, and his white maxims, by the dur.?fi nrJs, are decidedly the cheapest artlcle aVer offerj It d 10 this countrr. kose n? nine, as mr ?>.? .u?.i >o ihr Isr of Ueiember. IJO Canal street, corner of SalliTia. IP ??!? 4 ?; Alt D? / AI'ICMM ml Ki.?m"r, Architect and Uea') J\ ersl Artist, has taken momi ?t 154 limed aay, whera ha will he hnppy to icitc instruction in all the above liraucftea; al. . ill ria iii *i <1 Ornamental I) awinfc fo ladies He will also tiik" correct liken?s?es with i>eaei| and India lak. in a style aatirely Ins own. winch will be found cheap and satisfactory. Drawings ofsll kinds mide to order, for pateaiaas and others . Hj>ecimeii? can he seen ?t the office of the American Institute. ? here he has has the honor to refer to the Hon. II Mews, aaa slso at his moms,as ahoye. iui.,i> rpUK '.IIKAPKHT STOKIC 18" THKCIfY" Kulfoa J. street, forCnrttia Materials, French (Jilt l.ornirra, Dratrry, Muslins, K/ench ,iad American Psiier Manning*, Wis d iw tyhades, kr. Also, Manufacturer of Galvanised spring, pam-Mnr, and othar Mattreasea, heather Beds, rillows, fce , with rvery article in tha upholstrey line, wholesale sad retail, at pricea M per eeat lower than any other establiahaaaat in the city. X. B ?'Turtsins hunf and rooms papered st tha shorMst notice. Hhip and steamboat cabins and hotels fitted ap. It DAVIf-B, t.'pholstarer, 1* 1Ir?m l#t H h'ulton street. 9f> JOHN STUKM'-OVKIt HUO-M-A large asson ment ol Indies' and Gentlemen's Sandal an<l Klipper Over Khoas, maiinfictured by the (loodyear Bhoa Company, Nan?? tack, < oinicrticnt These shoes are decidadly tha nestest and most durable manufactured Also, a beautiful article of Net iLaued Orer Shoaa, par fectly elastic, whotesaleend retail. SAMUEL BROOKS, ill Ut*m Agent for tha Maaafactarar. W/ I.N I KH BDAKUI Mi ? families and genteel boar dels T? may iiromrr ?ii|u> >? ?? ,.... .... F..^> .. .?. National Hot*), No.} Coartlaudtat. Application u> b? Bind* to I B ? I'RTlB, i?Tl?? S.HII.K aboat (o dacliaa k?UMM, with to *iapoaa of a well aaaoilad atnek, and tht good .will o| * valaihie cuttom Apply at II Willum itratl, comer of <.'?<lar _ ' rrr GUNK AND iron UNO A RT J C L ?s .?A ?plai?di<Ta~i ortment of Kagiah fJunt, iiufU and doable barrtI. of II lenirtlii anil titoa. for dark, deer. bjid,au4 eqairrel abootii.it Powder Klaaka, Shot Bi?i, *n?l Poachea, tome entirely n*w atylea; Ikne Ba(>. of low pnrad and Ana KmI'iIi aaJ trench |>alierni; I'aient Waddle*, Weailejr Kichaid'a. tier Biliiwin'a, al?n Broekednu'i eeleoraied Merallit wade: I'nrdey'a, Laai.aaiei'a. Weailey RiahafdV MaT^. and Walker'a Wateiproof Parr, no ion Cap* Alao, KI*T* rafent Wire rartridgea, for ahnnting lone dutence^for tnt?n tha tubacrlbera arc the tola agenti for the 17?tre?l FKAN(;i* TOMMfcfON?. fill Mr* * M??d? la?. TSlBTOS^^SESag