Newspaper of The New York Herald, December 30, 1847, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated December 30, 1847 Page 1
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Till WhoU No. 4?ea. / FULL DETAILS OF THE HIWS FROM MEXICO, KKCKIVKB BY OVERLAND EXPRESS AT THK NEW YORK HERALD OFFICE. [From the N. O Picayune Kxtra. Dee. aa.] The British WMt lodia mail steamer Tevlot, Lieut P Halt, R N., commander, arrived at Sbip inland harbor at 4 o'clock on the afternoon of the 20th inst in four day* from Vera Cru* By this arrival we haTe dates from the oity of Msxico or the 14th of this month. The details of the news will be found not without interest. Oen Patterson had reached the city of Mexloo'. baring left a garrison at Rio Frio, where a permanent depot I* to be made a imiDieil ui Gil J 01 niexioo on vu? vui nisi i?r ? era Cruz, under command of Gen. Twiggs. Gen. Pierce la coming down with It. QGen. Soott i( Mid to have isnued an ?>rder making a new assignment of brigades to Gena | Smith and Cadwaader and Cat. lllley. 1 The Mexican congress had a quorum on Mondsy, the tith of December, which is the latest date we have yet oeme aoroM from Queretaro. The Star gays many deputies were still absent, and six or eight others were expnoted to leave during the week notwithstanding the orltloul state of affairs in whioh the republic Is '.placed The correspondent of the Monitor thinks the new Congress will do no better than the present Nothing of the least Interest waa done on Monday. The government was occupied with the regulation of the army A decree was about to be issued on the subject, contem. plating the number of the standing army at twenty thousand men. It will be seen, by our correspondent's letter, that there waa some design entertained of sending a Mexioan commissioner to Washington, to solicit the appointment of commissioners to meet at Havana, and arrange the termn fa treaty of peace. We are not yet prepared to say bow authentie is this report. The steamer Portland, Capt. Spinney, arrived at Vera Crua on the 16th Inst, after a terrible i ?>?age, during which a hundred horses ware thrown overboard We enpy a card from the Fret American, which best details the faots : ? "STKAMIMir PoarLAvd. ) Opposite Vera Crus, Deo 1&, 1847. J We, the undersigned pastengers on board the steamer Portland, bound tor Vera Cruz,and commanded by Captain Spinney, while oooupied as we now are, with feelings of the most profound gratitude to the Author of All Good, for his wonderful Interposition in rescuing us firem a death the most appalling, oannot at the same timu hilt, htt aonaihlu Kna mitoh wu fa aiii> nar.tnin f a whose ooolnoss, intrepidity and admirable skill io the management of his ship, under the guldanoe of our H?av?nly Master, we are mainly indebted for our deliverance. K.v?r vigilant, ever active, ever cool and collected, not a man on board*but feit that we could not have had our fate* lodged lu safer hands; and fearing least ample justioe ma/ not be done bim, without some expression on our part of our feelings and belief, we cordially join in proffering bim our testimony as to the facts ab ve stated. Nor must we omit to speak of tbe great strength of the vessel, which alone enabled er to weather tbe storm ; and we do not hesitate to give it as our deliberate opinion, that she has furnished the most conclusive evidence of her being one of the best sea boats of btr class afloat Jantes Dankhead, Colonel 2d Artillery; D. Randall, Deputy Paymaster General; Geo H. Ringgold, I'aymaster, U 8. A ; J. J. Clendenin, Assistant Quartermaster, U. 8. A.; R C. W. Radford, Lieutenant 1st Dragoons; S. 8. Kahnsstock, 1st Lieutenant -1th Dragoons; Dr. W. W. Banks; Thomas G Polk; Cadet MeKlbbin, U. 8. M. A.; ,N. R.Simons, 2d Lieutenant Louisiana Volunteer*; A. De Mott; John H. Cassln; John Mitohell; A H. Dennis; W. P. Buckner, U. 8. N ; J. N. V. Gardiner, Lieutenant Dragoons; J. W. R. Qatar, 1st Regiment Louisiana Volunteers; J. A. White, 1st Lieutenant 16tb Infantry; J. B. Pryor, Sutler, 14th lufantry; J. H.Walker, Captain Voltigeurs. All on; board; concur in the belief, that had not the horses been thrown overboard when the; were, the ship would inevitably bave gone down. Had it been delayed fifteen minutes, tbe probability is that it Would have been too late. James Dinkhi ah, Col 2d Artillery. J. W V Gardiwicr. 1st Lieut. 1st Dragoons. The 1st Artillery Is to relieve tbe 1st Infantry as the garrison of Vera Cruz We shall have son ething to ay of tbe laiter regiment another day. Col Bankhead, of the 2d Artillery, has issued the following orders in bia new station of Governor of Vera Cruz : hladquakteri, DltrAK tmknt of vfcra cruz, i Mexico. Due 16, 1647. J Having been assigned to the ceniinaud ef this department, I enter to-day upon the duties of the same. Until further orders, the routine of public business will be continued as has been established by Colonel Wilson. Lieut Fahnestock. of the 4th Artillery. Is aDDolnted A< titg Assistant Adjutant General (Signed ) J A A. BANKHEAT). Col. 3d Alt 'y. A true copy, S. 8. Fahkebtock, 1st Lieut. 4th Art'y. We regret extremely to learn of the death of ('apt. James Madison Smith, ot the 3d Infantry. He died at Kncero, the morning of th* 4th lnat., ou his way from Vera Crux to Mexico, of congestion ol the brain. Capt. Smith was appointed to the army from the .State of .Mississippi A severe norther oommenoed at Vera Crua on the 13th inst. Three sohooner* were driven ashore; among them the Dove, from Tampico. At Vera Cruz the papers have a rumor of the defeat of a division of our army at Llano Grande. Our later letters from the capital show it to be unfounded The Ar<? hit says the Mexican government has called on (lens. Canalizo, Alcortaand Lombardiui, to give them commissions in the new army. This measure has been highly disapproved by the Monitor litjiuhlicano, which states that these officers, either for cowardice or want of capacity, have become unworthy of having troops under their orders. This journal, says the Rainhow, counts for nothing tho wounds that Lombardini received at la Angostura, and says that not even the sicritice of fourteen lives could bring them back the honor and reputation that they have irretii?vably loBt. The following is from the Vera Cruz Ficr. Jimtrican of the 9th inst.: _' ' A sailor by the name of John Ireland, who had desrrted fr.?m the U. S schooner K.lrt, and joined a company of dragoons, wai arrested und ) laoed iu custody by the commander of the Klirt, night before last attempted to mak? l.is escape. and was shot by the sentinel posied in front cf the guard-house. Ireland died a lewminutss afterwards. So far as we have read wa have seen no mention made of the death of Gen. Herrera, although such intelligeaoe was fully expected. soldier belonging to the Louisiana mounted volunteers was found drowned uear the mole at Vera Cruz on the 10th inst. His name is not given. The following items are from the Fret American of the 10th inst: ? PROM rim INTERIOR. Captain Wheal, with a company of dragoons, arrived yesterday from Jalapa, and to his politeness we are indebted for a few items of newi, which we give to the pub'.io. Gen. Dutler left Jalapa on the 0th, for Puebla. The train which he commanded has also left that city. G i Marshall and staff were met by Capt W. at Plan dsl .do. Capt. Wheat oame In charge of about one hundred sick and wounded. A gentleman who arrived here from Los Lleiios de Apa. In company with Capt. Wheat, Irom Jalapa, was robbed, ss well as several persons who were with him. (perrons belonging to the Krgllsh mining company.) of all tliey bad with tbem. at a place called Rio del Norte, by ttie brave ifr/tnituri He la Palria, the guerlileroM, or in other wurds, robbers. (apt Wheat assures us that from here to Jalapa, the road is perfectly opened to travellers, and that In parties of three or fcui'. it can be overrun without tlie least danger W* understand from a good source, that Capt Kair child, who left hi re with a detachment of Louisiana dra<* oiis, to uoeoojpai.y the Kngltah Charge d'AIIaiis t > JtUjta, ou leaching t iat I lace, Indinglhat there were no dragoons iu lliat vicinity, proceeded on to Mexioo with toe MMilflar. C?t>t Kerr. of the Loulalann dragoon*, left this city on Weduetnlny Uit, with lil? commnuJ. fur thu National Il.ilge, *liir? they are to be stationed. Lieut. iUrkms. of Uapt. Beaancon's company, and Lieu'. li'OfUr,ot Capt Lewis'*company, with adetachment of the rum? corpa, are now stationed ut San Juan. [Special Correspondence of the Plccayune ] Mmco, Deo 10, 1847.?Yesterday tha train undertha oornwauii of Gen. Twlgi*. left for Vera 'Jru* Thin 1" the second train that ban If It bare f r tha United States Mnce the occupation of the olty by thn American a my, but. ttiia, unlike thn first, gong down with almost tbe certainly if reaching the coast In safety; before all wax doubt. The road was known to bo heart by tru?rllla*, and many thought that at some favorable point the convoy would be attacked by thn whole Mexican army, *uplo*ed to be fifteen thousand strong; now It ia known that 'here are bodies of our troopa every f-w miles on tbe roud, and that Uen Butler with Keren thousand men. will meet kthe train roine where In thn neighborhood of Puabla. There are no Mexican troop* known to be on the roaJ, iind tbe few band* of robber* who may harbor In th>- village* and barranceg dare not attack the train, pri t'ctad a* It la by a *trong eioort of artillery-that weapon *o elfeottve in the hand* of Americana and to much dreaded by the Mexioans Gen Twlgg*, thn cominander of the train, la too well known m n tixhtlr.g ?;eneral for the greas-rs to willingly attack him, unle**, ndeed, th-y were in overwhelming number*, and tbe hope of plunder might be too much for theia; but I dare prophecy, if tholr tera?rlty ahould carry them *o far, that they will get more lloki than copper*. Tne Monitor of yest'rday publishes n dfccen from He'.or Host. the Mininter of Justice and EcOlesiMtioal AITalr*, protesting Kgalnat tbe aale of church property In thin city, except lor the benefit of the Mexican Government and the Church. You will recollect that a *hort lira* ago the civil and military Governor prohibi ed tie *?le of any cf thi* property, except by permls*ion of the Govarnm nt of the United State*, ami llo* d-i ree *> eni* to be IntenJed to counteract the effect of tbi* prohibition, lie, Kom, pronounce* all *uch al * it.valid and of no effect, and speak* warmly on tha subject. The Mexican people, or thoee who administer tha Government, appear t? think that tha result of tha reoent battle* In thla valley ha* been just nothing at all; that notwithitandlnc tha Iom of their .capital, the dia V E NR NEW 1 perslon of their army, the dissentlons of their chiefs, and their entire want of control over any portion of thtt country occupied by our troops, everything uuit go on Juat as It did before ; that the revenues of the oountry muit tlow Into tlit-ir hand* at usual, and that any dlTerilon of them for the support of our troop* la an iniult, a wrong committed on the nation, which they aa the rulers thereof are bound to reaint In fact, judging from the tone of his deoree, one would think that Rosa Intended to make a pergonal mattrr of the affair with General Soott. May not a grsat portion of this feeling arise, at least eg far as regards this city, from the faot that to* Mexican authorities here nave beeu permitted to retain office, thus virtually leaving the government of tbe elty in their hands ' They have the collection of the revenue, including the odious alcabala and the sole control ol the police of tbe city. As far as the ijreat mase of the Inhabitant* are concerned, the only peroeptible diffrrenoe to them is. that the American flag is waving over the palace, the hated uniform is seen in every street and they have not the , earn* license for plunder that they formerly had They pay the same taxes as before, the aame prloes for food i and clothing, answer before the same tribunals for their | misdemeanors, bribe the same judges and public ofSoers, . and are domineered over by tbe samo armed police in I the same uniforms; and all this is attributed Dy them to but one motive?fear. Nothing can beat it into the heads of these people that we do not fear them. On the ' contrary, everything concurs to impress them with this ' belief, und tbe first step, in my opinion, towards oonvinoing them that they are conquered, would be to | abolish the Ayuntamiento, and form an Amerloan council. which would at once take charge of the revenue and police; introduce system and regularity where now nothing but cnnfnslon exists; abolish the Alcubala, which weighs so heavily on the poorer classes; aud, In short, make a clean sweep, and commence anew. But enough of thla for the present. Santa Anna haa sent to Wuer*taro his report of the battles before this city, la which be lsa.>ld tooome down upon some of the offloers, particularly Bravo, ' with a sharp stlok;" but this ll nothing new. As usuti. heendf avors to shift tbe responsibility from his own shoulders and throw allXhe blame of failure upon his subordinates 1 have not seen these documents, but I will endeavor to procure and send them to you. I was assured yesterdav by an intelligent Mexican, and one who from his position is doubtless correctly informed,that the Mezloan government had determined to Hend propositions to Washlngton for commissioner! to meet at Havana and arrange the terms of a treaty of peace, and that these proposl tions had actually gone down by a special courier, who accompanied the traiu which lei't yesterday Another paragraph In the Mnniivr of yesterday states that General Paredea had had an interview with Father Jarauta, the notorious guerilla chler at Talancinso, and that they resolved upon oalling in the aid and intervention of kuMpean powers in the (tffalrs of Mexico. From this it will appear that Paredes has not abandoned his favoritn project of plaolng a fore gn prinoeon the throne of Mexioo; in fact, it Is the prevailiug opinion here that it was for thlii purpose he returned, notwlthstandiog his . many protestations of patriotism, and devotion to the | cause of his country, lie is viewed with distrust by all I parties, and cannot command, amoDg the native Mexi- j cms. even a deoent corporal's guard. lie is baeked, however, by many foreUnerH. among whom is one Juan de la Uranja, formerly Spanish oonsul at New York, and ' a correspondent of the New York Sun. This fellow has | gone to Queretaro, where he will, doubtless, aid Paredes | with all his influence. F.I lri$ F.spuvol, the Spanish organ here, comes out in a long article, protesting against the feeling which appears to hare sprung up in the { United States in favor of the permanent ocoupatlon of this country. Mkxico, December 13, 1817.?A discovery was made on Thursday in the convent of San Domingo, in this eity. Some of the troops who arrived with Gen Patterson were quartered there, and turning over an old desk that was left In one ot the rooms found it contained some fifteen thousand dollars in silver and gold This led to a further Hearoh, .and in one of the cells a large quantity of clothing and ammunition was found, which | was removed to the quartermaster'* department. About 6 o'clock on Saturday night, Mr. Doyle, the English Charge d'Affairs, arrived from Vera Cruz in the dillgenoe, esoorted by Captain Fairohlld, of the Louisiana Hangers, and about thirty-six men They brought neither letters nor papers, however, but last night the English courier arrived, with a full budget. Captain F informs me that there oannot be less than twelve thou ???" luBu uo inn rota up nere, ana tnat tieiierat 1511 tier would be ia fuebla yesterdny (Sunday) with seven thousand men. The Ohio regiment ia enoamped at Klo Krlo, under Col lrwln. together with one company of Illinois dragoons, under (.apt Little, numbering in all about six hundred men There am seven companies of the Ohio regiment there, the other four being at I'uebla This encnuipmeut is doubtless intended to be permanent, as the men were building themselves bounea The weatner issaid to be excessively oold there. The reports of 0?ni Soott, Pillow, and Worth, were reoeiyed by the British courier, but I have not yet read them Yesterday was the anniversary of the miraculous nppearance of Our Lady of (Juadalupa the p.itrouessof Mexlno, and. In common with two-thirds of the Americans here, 1 set out to pay a visit to her own peculiar shrine, at the village of UuaJalupe. k few miles frosi here. The road, which is a beautiful one, was lined from t he city gate to* the door of the churoh with pedettiians, equestrians, carriages and omnibu?ses The whole population of the city appeared to be on the road, and as we approached the churo'i. the throng became so dense that it was | with dilllculty we could proceed. Leaving ou; horses iu j the stable, we entered the plsata, which had awniogs drawn aorois Its whole extett, and entered the church at about eleven o'clock. The ceremony of high nias? was about bring performed, and I wax struck with the singular beauiy of the interior, 10 different from that of , any other church I had seen in the republic It was painted white and riohly, though chastely dsoorated 1 with gold and silver. The railing round the altar is said to be ol solid silver, though I could cot get close enough to It to judge The organs, ot which there are two, are very line, and the organist is a perfect muni oiun They bad, also, an orchestra and a set of ohiming ofiin, wuicu inuuiumiou uiunt ueauiuuuy m|(tiu?r, m? ; church nil hung all around with painting* of the Virgin of (Juadalupe. but the original miraculous pointing, j w is not visible After depositing a trifling gratuity in I the box, wt> luft the church aud ascended the hill, upon , which stand* the original chapel which the virgin com- i manded to be built, l.'pon reaching the summit, a Right I burit upon us of unequalled splendor. The whole valley of Mex'oo lay spread out like a map before us. In the distance lay the H*rmosa cuidad itself, and we could plainly trace the route of the Americau army from Cbalco round. Immediately at our feet lay the village of Guadalupe, every aooic aud corner of which swarmed with living beings, and the road to the capital appeared to be as thronged as when we outne through. About half way up the hill stands a singular inonument. represen lng the maet. of a ship with the sa is- mainsail, | topsail and top-gallantsail, all full, built of sub- j stantial stoaa and mortar. To the right of the church is a mintral spring, the waters of which are said to possess ma:iy medicinal qualities. and are call?d ugua dr. la Virgin I tasteil the water and in point of nastinecs Blue l.ick " can't hold candle to it " 1'he church on the hill Is small.and the people all pressed forward to th. altar, where tuey kissed something?I did not go near enough to see what. Descending the hill, we walked through the Plaxs, whir* everything , that could tempt a Mexican appetite was offered for ssl??ji'iijor, and a composition of meat aud chil.t ! forming the staple. But do not let me forgst the Jutcn There were < andied statues of the V irgin in all her glory j ?the glory being repreientod by a streak of ytllow around the head?and sugar In so many forms and ' shapes, that Nichols, the great New Orleans confection- I r, would have (lied of envy had he seen them Decidedly. these people have a fondness for. and a peculiar tact in making up sweet things. At about hair past two we left the place, and then the strumi from thu city appeared to be undiminished 1 did not hear of ati; affrays taking place, and the people appeared to be very quiet However, we all loet our handkerchiefs, but that was looked upon aa a matter of course I h?ve never ! been iti a church in Mexico without having my pocket picked. 1 enclose you an order from (If Hcott, issued to-day, of the most severe character, ab >ut the guerrilla partie*, who are *aid to be gathering in considerable number* through the country The concluding paragraph appears to favor the Idea that the post of Klo Krlo will be permanent. There in absolutely no new* from Qurrftaro i on/repo doe* not meet, and there I* a rumor In town that Santa Anna bar been proclaimed Dictator 1 there, but I onnnot traoe it to any reliable source Kv> ry . thing here appears to favor the belief that a movement will b? slvirtly made for thu iuterior What division of the army will take the lend or who Is to command it, I cuum't ny. bat Madame Humor points to ih? gallant Smith, the hero of tonirera*. a* the commander Without doubt he would be an excellent man, but I do not see bow he can be spared from his post here Ills moderation, BrmueFH anil strict attention to bu?ln>ss have endmred him to all the citisens. native and fjreign, and they would feel hi* loss most keenly. iVuui e?rr..i?i Dei:. 14. ?Nothing uew this morning The courier goe* off at eight o'clock, and I send the morniog papers by him (4.<in<ral Scott has issued another order, dividing the army into brigades, under the command ot (trim Kiriih, Cadwalader, and Col Kliey The following la Uttcerai Scott's order touching the guerillas : ? HlCAbqUARTtlli or I UK ArMV, t Mexico, Deo. 13, 1847. ) OiitKRAi. Oiinr.Ka No. 373 1 The highways of Mexico, used or about to be used , by the American troops, being still ir>fr?ted in many parti by those atrocious band* called guerilla* mid raucheroes, who under inntructlons from the late Mexlca observed by oiriliced nation*; it ban become n?c?**i?ry in order to liiHiire Yigor and uniformity in thH pursuit of tbe wTil, to announce to all the flew* and instruction* ol general headquarters on the*uhject. 2 K?ery American po*t established in Mexico, will daily push detachment* or patrols a* far hi practicable, to (liniiileai the neighborhood. iti roadi an t place* of concealment 3. No quartets will ba gi?>n to known murderer* or robber*, whether, called guerlllsB or ranohero*, and whether Rerving under Mexican commissions or not. ? They are equally pe*U to unguarded Macleans loreignersttnd email partiea of American*, and ought to be exterminated 4. Offender* of the above ehsris-ter, accidentally falling Into tbe band* of Amerirm troop*, will be momentarily held a* prisoner*, thei. I*, not put te death without due Bolemmty. Aoiordli.gly they will bj reported to commanJ'ng officer*, who will, without delay. order a Council of War for the Riimmtry trial of the offondtr* 1 under the known law* of war applicable to *uch ra**g 1 I. A council of war may consist of any number of offl- > cert, not le** than three, nor inor* than thirteen, an 1 1 may for any flagrant TioUtion ef the law* of war, eon 1 demn to deatb, or to lasbM, not exceeding fifty, on *at- < i(factory proof that such prisoner at the time of cap- < W TO i'ORK, THURSDAY MOK turv, actually belonged to toy party or gnu* of known i obber* or murderers or hail actually committed murder or robbery upon any American officer or soldier, or follower of the American army. 6 Puniihm?otii awarded by councils of war will b? reviewed, approved or disapproved by tbe commanders. who. respectively. arder the oounclls, and in cue* of approval. be immediately put Into execution by their orden; but oouncCs of war. except in extreme MM, will be ordered only by commander* of detached divisions or brigade*, or by commanders < f mi.itary departments. 7. AH punishments. under this order, will be July reported to general headquarters ri. The new post. Klo Krio,will be consldered'under the dlreot command of the general-ln-ehlef. and In correspondence with him until further orders. By command of Msjor Uen. Soott ** The following order of (Jen Smith was, perhaps, aimed at the ord't of Rosa, mentioned above by our correspondent:? Orru k ok iHK Civil and Mimtabt Oovkrioi,) National Palace. Mexico, Dec 10,1817. J 1. Any decree of the Mexican general government, ailmting or modifying the political rights of those living in the territory occupied by the Amerlo in army, is null, and any attempt to promulgata such decree as effeotlva, or to enforoe it, without the consent and approbation of the American authorities, will be considered and punished as a direct opposition to them 3 The people of the city of Mexico have the right to make their municipal elections without any interruption. PKR3IKOR V SMITH, Brev. Brig Gen. and Civil and Military Governor. By the Governor : K P. IliiiMosn, Seoretary. We cannot yet find a complete list of tne officers ooming down with the train under Gen. Twiggs; Captain J. Bankhead Magruder is among them Mr Peoples, of the Jlmericin S'ar, Is with the train, on his way to Washington. Krom Rio Frio he wrote back the following letter to the Slar :? Rio Krio, Dec 10, ib-17. The head of the train reached here about 11 o'clock, but the rear did not get up until after -2 o'clock, and (>en. Twiggs was thus forced to order a halt hare for the night, and the consequence is that we shall be four days Many of our wagons broke down yesterday and to-day Thin was occasioned by the long spell of dry weather causing the tires to drop off as the wagons were moving, even on a level road. As soon > s wo hove in sight of lUo Krie the white tents upon the plain admonished us that soma of our soldiers were occupying the place, and upon arrival we tound seven companies of an Ohio regiment, under Col Irwin, and one company of Illinois dragoons, under (-'apt Little, numbering in all about 000 men Major Lynk and Captains MoUlunis, Hughes, Ferguson, Killer, Smith, Havle, and Kennedy are here The other four compa nies of the regiment are with the Lieutenant Colonel In Puebla. To-morrow we will, probably, meet Col. Johnson, with a train from Vera Crux, and Gen. Butler between l'uebla and Perote. 1 will, probably, make up a party to night, and go through to Vera Cruz, from which place the President's message will be expressed to you as soon hs it arrives. A coach filled with passengers was robbed near here yesterday. Afwr getting out of the valley this morning we foun the weather excessively oold, and a heavy frost upon the ground The Ohloans are building themselves houses here, which looks as though they would remain some time r. The following item is from the Jtmr.rxcan of the 14tk of Dec:?On Sunday evening, the lath init , three men (1st und 3 J Pttnusylvaulaus), were attacked by a mob of leperos in one of the streets in the west part of the nit?r ur.ll f\nu rf I hu norfn namu,l T nlru an k.,il. ?..J. K--J1 ?'.Vjru, ?u U-UIJ bxaU ii that hlfl death Is expected. Komt ot the party escuped. and procured a guard, who thot three of the Mexicans dead, and wounded others. The following is from the Jiiwrten Slur of the Hth lost.: ? Lieut. Whipple. Adjutant of the 9th, taken by tbt? guerillas near, Vera Cruz, in Julyo ?nd supposed te have beeu murdered by them, is now at I'uebU, actiijH as Adjutant (iener&l to lieneral l.ane. Three or four letters, of rather an extraordinary character, purporting to have been addressed to Gov Wilson, have appeared in Severn! of the New York papers, bearing the signature of Li?nt Whipple We learn by a gentleman who has reoently conversed with him, that they are forgnries, he having written but one letter, and that appearing in the Ntu> Voik Hrrald. We are glad to know that such is the cans. Slips of them were forwarded to this oitysome wo< ks since, and from their general tone, as well as from lb* absence of a portion ot Lieut Whipple's name, we t.u.<i><*cted there was some.blug wrong in the matter We have Utters from our correspondents with the divisions of <>eo Uniler and Oen Patterson, whlih we will give another day We add hiTe the orders issued by Col Hughes upon being appointed Military ml Civil (Jovernorof Jalap* ? rlOCLlM 4TI0N. DreiRTMKNT or Jturii j Ofltne Military and Civil fiuvernor, Nor. 30 } The undersigned, having beeu duly appointed by the au'-horltlei of the United States of ttin North Civil and Military Governor of the Department of Jalapn. assuming the duties of his otUce addressee to the inhabitants thus placed under his jurisdiction, the following proclamation:? 1. The undersigned jolfers a general and'perfect amnesty for thd past to all persons within his government who having under any circumstances, borne arms against the United States, may within twelve days from this date, (provided that they do not reside within twenty milts of thin city, In which case they will be limited to Iz days.) if port to hiin in parson and give th?ir parole ot honor not again to tak.e arms agatnst the I'nited States during the present war, and not to interfere in any manner in the existing difficulties between tho United States and Mexico. 'J. All persons residing within twenty miles of this city who have given their paroles, are rmulred within tlve days from this date to report In person at this office, 'l'he same class of persons residing iu thu city of Jalapa are releired to tne second paragraph of lien Patterson's orders recently printed. 3 All persons who hare heretofore borne aruis against the United States, or who may now, or at tiny future time (while the American troops occupy this post,) be found within the municipal limits of Jalapa, unless with safeguarJs, paroles, or having been exchanged, and who do not immediately report to this oftlofi will be regarded as spies and treated accordingly. 4. All persons who have given their parole not to l-rve against the United States during the war, and may again be taken in arms within the limits of this department. (unless (special permission has been granted to retain weapous simply for the defenoe ot their hous?s.) or who may at any time since the giving of their paroles have borno arms againit the I nited States and do not uvail themselves ot the amnesty hereby offered, will be tried by a military commission, and if convicted of the crime, will be shot without regard to thu orders of the Mexican Government or of any of its functionaries. The American authorities otthla department have recently given an example or the summary manner in which ihny will punlib their own oitlis^DM when guilty of atrocious crimes, and also of the MUK in which they punish those mora serious crime*, which violate the laws of nations. Ignorant and depraved person* njay romrnit great social crimes again*', society, and yat their punishment meet with the t>ympalhles of the society which tboy hare offended und outraged, for their act* are generally limited to individual* Uut what can be thought of educa ted and Intelligent gentlemen, bearing the military commission of their oountry. who have been oonvloted on th ir own voluntary coufi-ssloa of having broken their parole of honor; one of the most sacred obligation* which a gentleman abd a soldier oan assume. In the truly melancholy occurrence whioh has recently taken place In tills city, the only exouse given by those untortunate victims of tbe tyranny and duplicity of certain Mexioau oOloUls beiore the military commission (which extended towards t' em every possible iudul gence,) waa ttie fact that their government had offered to them the sol* alternative of either violating their parole or of serving in the ranks as cftinmon soldier*; and that, after lading the infamous proposition of the so called Governor Hoto Into consideration, for twenty-tour hours ihey at last " preferred (to use their owu language) to run tb? risk of cotinequencet to the certainty of the degradation with which we (they) were threatened ' Mexicans' toe blood of them unfortunate and misguided young men rests mainly upon your political authxrltle* The wise and humane of nil clvilli ?(1 nations, anxious to mitigate, as far as Dossible, thn horror* of war, mo revolting to the Christian and the true soldier, under the heitof clrcumtUnc**, havo instltii'ed the p-srole of honor-a chlvaltlo code? by which the simple word of an offlser inay h* taken that he will not again bear arms against the victors until legally exchanged, after giving whiali arsurauce he is permltt-d i|uletly to return to bis family and friend* WltUout this, ail Wars must result .., t V, . * u Ik- " - ' -- - . iu tuo iiui/ikiui njnmiii ui utTitrj, or 01 ra< aoina of ancient t linen or the middle a*e*. in to one of utter ex termination With tbia view, and looking to tb? great interesta of humanity, the ol\lllxed world hax agreed to atigmatize a breach of th? parol* of honor a* the moat lnlainoua crime that a aoldier can ooiumlt, and to eon( if<n hun to the most aigoal punishment, not from motive* of vengeance, bu'. beoau e of the e?ii* which hla want of good Uith la calculated to entail upon the human a pedes. Mexican*! in what light can you and the whole world regard the Mexican government, which thaa imponea iipou you auch hard c>.ndlilona, and whtoh aubj. ct? Ita officer* either to degradation at It* own handa, or to the certainty of death if recaptured by thair enenil??, tor tbe perpetration o. a grave orltn* ugalnat the lawn of nation*, in the preaervation of which we are all aline moat deeply concerned T The government of the United Btat?? atnlons, fro.n the beginning, to a-cure a laatlng pi-ace, baaed upon the true prlnolplt* of mutual hout.r and intereata, la throwing an Immeoae force into your country, aud you may r*rt aaaured. that it will never aubmit to thoae gr<aa violation* of good faith which have so often occurred on tbe part ot the Mexicana during the prevent war. GEO. YV. HUGHES, Colonel CIril and MiliUiy Governor of the City and Department of Jalap*. IllF ("AI TIME OK OtlAViMA* [From the New Oilean* Picayune, Deo. 'J2 J Kl Monitor lltyublii ana of the'J/thult publlanea the J? ail* of the bombardment and capture of (ijayina* Th* frigate CntgreM, the (loop Of war I'ortamoulti and the brig Argo, uelonglng to Mr. Ji.hu Itoblaaon. U H L'onaular Ag.-nt th?re, nompoted our force 'I he Portamoulh anchored oft the port on the Ijjtb of October, indthe Congrea* and Argo the next day On tbe IBtb the Argo anchored between the iaiand* of Altnagre Urande and Almagre hloo A mortar waa planted luting the da/ upon i-ach Island. A uaali boat waa RE H KING, DECEMBER 80, 1! then put off from the Argo, bearing Mr. William RobiiiHou, a relative of the coninl, and came off to the town. Koblufton was conducted to the governor,

and explained to him that the purpose of the Ainerio&ui fat to take the port, and be advlaed I'c aurrender to prevent disastrous consequences.? Mr. Robinson also explained that he had fallen in with the United Statsa squadron, in the Argo, off Capn Puluion. and the vessel waa made prlae of. The Mexican commandant replied that the surrender of the town was out of the question, being lmcompatiblo with the honor of the commandant and that of the arma of the republic. Mr. Robmaon then returned to the Argo On the 19th the CongTaas and the Fortamouth took up their position to open their fire , the town waa formally Duntuuuru vu Buiifuun, uuuci p?iu wr wciug uivu imu The commandant still refused. but the Americans did not open upon It that day. The Mexicans allege that hariut; no heavy artillery to annoy oar tquadron, the oommaDdant evacuated the town during the night, with his tr oops, and took up a position at Bacochlbampo, a league from the town, where he had previously plaoeda battery of fourteen guns to resist the Amerioans. should they attempt (o penetrate the Interior At 6 o'clock on the morning of the viuth, the Amarleans opened their fire flrom both vessels hi war and the two mortars, and continued tl for more than an hour In this time they discharged upon the town over *00 shot,among which were many shells One Kngllsh resident was killed, some houses were turned, and others destroyed. A flag of truce was then seut to them, and a party of sailors and marines then went ashore and planted tha American fUg on tha fort erected on tha hill called tha Cm Blanca. clone to the pier. Thereupon the following proclamation was issued:? Proclamation to the Inhabitants of Uuaymaa and Its vicinity, now lu tha power of tha forces of tha United States:? Bo it known that I, [Ilia A. T. Laval?tta, commanderin chiel of the foroes of tha United States, actually in possession of the port and town of Ouaymas aud Its suburb*, in the State of Sonnra, Republlo of Mexico, do I declare aud decree a* follows: ? 1. The port and town of Uuaymaa and It* suburbs haviug been taken by the foroes of the Unitwd States, I all tha functions of the officers appointed by the Ooverument of tha Mexican Republic and the State of Sonora kave ceased to exist. 2 With the view of preserving order In the town and jurisdiction of (iuaymas, the mnnioipal authorities are invited to contiuue to dlsoharge thrir respective duties. a. The property of the church and oomplete toleration for all religions and opinion* shall be sacredly re pected, 4. Th? civil administration shall l><- at all times subj-ct to the revision and dlrcotion of the commander-lnnhl.f ?i h? m?- riaum If. fnr th. Inru.u.?. .-.f the United States n. The pott and town will bs bald by the forces of the United State#; and aa at all times they will be under their power and within the reach of their guu*, it will b? tbo Interest of all the inhabitant* to glv? praiupt aud exact notioe of tha approach of any hostile force whatever, since the entrance of auob a force Into tha town or it* suburb* will draw upon them the weight vf tbe commanding batterl-s ti The lat? civil authorities will at onoe make a total surrender of all public property within their jurisdiction, and will deliver over the same to an officer who will be appointed to receive them, and lor any omission in this respeot they will be subject to severe punishment. 7. The head of the civil administration, when it is organised, will make dally a report of all occurrences within his jurisdiction to the commander-in-chief, and will be responsible for auy negloot whatever in complying with this duty. ft. The commander-in-ohlef of the loroas o( the I nlted Utates will at all timet bo accessible to the head of the olvll administration for oouusel and advice. B. The United States of America are at war with tho Government of Mexico, but net with tbe citizens individually in their private relations ; henoe every cltlsen or resident who conducts himself with due respect and obedience to the existing authorities will be fully protected in their rights and privileges, not opposed to the belligerent rights ef the United Utates, while the war continues with the Kepublloof Mexioo 10. Thu port of Guaymas is open to all legal coin meroe, and tbe Importation of all goods or merchandise whatever, excepting contraband of war 11 The duties upon Importations, until further orders, will be five cents per ton for tonnage duty, and I .-r oent , ad vatoiem, upon goods; the value wl'l be ?etlmated by appraisers sworn under the laws of the United Staes. 12. For the present, Mr William A. Itoblnson Is sppointed collector of th port, and he will at once enter upon the discharge of his duties 13. Until Quarters are Dreeared for the irarrleon. [ this flag of the L ulted States will be planted at. ??m? point in the bay, bnd the head?Quart?ra of tbe (.om | mander-in-Lbiet ara eatabllsnad on tbe U S frigate Cootfroat. Olven on board thn L' S frigate Congress, the iOth day of Ootober, 1H47, and the 7 id year of the independence ot the toiled Stat-' i (Signed) E A. T. LAV ALETTE, Cupula of the Navy of tba United States and Commander-in-Chief of tba H>iuadrou. Tba Mexican uooouut now gona onto nay that during tba day and part of the ul|(ht in whlah t'ie Invaders went on board, tne Americans larked tbe town The nlrfht of the *JI?t they disembarked 400 troops with two places of artillery, with the riew to proteot the embarkation of tha property to Juhli Kobinson. They went aboard the following evening without balng left to repeat the sacking of the town. Fortunately, cays the Mexican acoount, the families of the town ware cut of the reaob of barm, tbanka to the timely precautions taken. On the xid the Congress set sail, leaving tha Putts inoutb and Argo at anchor. MEXICAN PRISONERS. The effort made by the Archbishop of Mexico to obtain from Oeu. Hcott tba release oi hi* Mexican prisoners, and (ten. Huott's reply have effected something for them As soan *s it became known that <?en Scott aooused Mexloan officers of violating their parole, and with the sanction of Santa Anna's Government, Henor Otero Introduced into Congress a bill to regulate the law of the country upon thu whole subject. It provides that those only shall ba regarded as prisoners of war who are taken by the enemy In the dliobarge of their military du'.y, either on the held of battla, or in some . place taken or surrendered on these conditions. It | declares those to be deserter* who voluntarily become prisoners of war, or in tha same manner | pledge iuuih. lvt-n uot to bear arms agaiiist tbeenemy. who shall lose their right* as oltillens, bit suspend?d from command from six to ten years, and shall not hold any public offl'Se. Another section is aimed at those who leave their mmMUbm for a town occupied by our troops. and thin surrender themselves prisoners of war, and give their parole. [an many have done at Monterey and sialtillo.J A like severe punishment lit deciarHd against them And those who shall desert In the presence of the enemy, or Ware the service on whloh they are ordered, are declared traitors The filth article declares that iu the case of capitulations, no atlpulation for the liberty of the garrison Nhall be made upon the oondltion that they shall not again bear arms ugiinht the enemy, nor upon any other condition which excludes exchange or ransom; but in those cases where military rules permit the surrender of a place, an engagement may be entered into that the defenders of it will remain prisoners upon their word of honor The sixth article provide* that soldiers, having been made prisoners legitimately according to the first article. may aleo pledge their parole, the peimicslon of the government being first obtained upon a consideration ofeachoese. The seventh and last article provides that i the government itself shall take care that no prisoner, , set at large on his parole, shall commit the offenceof violating it. The bill was accompanied by a well written . report by Otero. He defends the power of piecing one's ; l word of honor a* a humane provision of national law I which Mexicans should respect The violation of it ought never to be tolerated, and he thinks that (Jeneral I Miott uiust have b.'Mii misinformed in saying that any ' < Mexican soldier had violated hi* parol*;. The bill was i likely to become a law. (iENEKAt, HE kit Kit A. | On the evening of the i Jnd of November, the last sa- ! oTftiorntn of the Catholic church were adminixlered to Onu. Herrern at QaiiuUrt A coramlltw of (:ongrea*. couftinttng of Venerea Otero. Itejon, Perdigon, I'acheco ( irity, (Jomex, Kariaa, and Talavera, the membra of the calnuet. tbe governor* of the Htatea, nod a large number i of membera of CongreM, civil and religion* corporation* and a Tut concourse of eiliixrm w> re present la hiii illnenR, the general bear* himself. Ray* the letter writer* " wiih thn ceurugn of a aoldler. and tbe resignation of a Christian " i lie phyHician* had not given up all iMpti | of hi# reoovery, for wbioh all cla*aeR of his countrym?n j appear to pray. Honor Aguli r had been nppninted in i plnce of the general upon tbe important special commit j ! tee on tbe " War of Texa*." FROM THE BRAZOS AND TAMI'ICO. The United H'.ate* ateaim r Kunhion, Cant. Morgan, arrived at New Orleans on tbe morning of the J'Jd, from Tnmpico and the llrazoR, having 1-ft the former port on the int.li inut, and tbe UrasoRon tbe 18tb The following paRRenger* came over on her:?Major Forsyth. Paymaster, United StateR Army; Lieut Col kauntleroy, 'id Dragoon*, Lieut Col Kaudoiph. Virginia regiment; Capt. Uarkedaie and LieutB. M i*on and Townlsj, and * -apt Collin*, of the schooner Kcjulty, and Capt. Sinclair arid Vle**r*. Arlop. Herbert. Hart and Hewitt, and nlxty discharged Rol llerR and tea i<ater*. The arew of tbe propeller Vahland came over on the Fashion, end ah? alao brought over the remain* of the late lamented | I apt Churcritll The brig Perfect, Capt (inrdiner, Ra'l?d from Tauiplco on the 15th. and th" brig '1'aaBO. Capt. dray, on tbe 10th. both for thin port The U H *t?am?r Fanny, Capt. Scott, hence for V?ra Crux, with troop*, arrived at Tainpico ou thn 11 th inat , and owing to tbe heavy Rea on the bar, Rhe could not leave for Vera Cm* till the lath. The U. 8. RCbooner Maj Vinton.hence for the Bmio*. Intt. On th<! 'JUt the Fashion paanadtha (i?l???ton henna for (ialTeaton, ashore <n the H W bar, wltli larboard wh?-l houi>M OHrrUil awar, *b? having run fuul of tb? ?Mp Apollo Kroui th* Ltm/.'ii w? li-nrti by a prirata letter that th* brig Jennett, from New Vork, loaded with comoiiaeary'? atoo-n. got ou the bar ou I he I Jth Inat II?r cargo wmh tnKi-u out In good order, and the Teaael wan at lam not j off in pretty gooil con ?lllou an I wax to be pent round to thi? port for repair* Tbrt aohooner Itaoilall ?ot on the bar the mine d*jf j loaded with forag- The cargo ??? laved and the tchoomr got off on the ISth inn notmurli injured. There In no new* from the line of tha Rio Oratid* Kroui i'aniploo wa have F.I Noliti?to of the 16th of Peaeuiber It baa a ninn.r lhal a dlrlaton of our army, two thousand atrong. had entered the eily of Quereiar< on Ute J4ib of >OT?mb?r, *ud thai ttu Maxlo*u guTeru m? i i WH [era: 347. uif n't ad l?ft for the city of Morelaa The report la ut- I torly destitute of truth The orders tusuad by (Jen. Soott ou tha !2 jth of N'or*m bar for qunrteriDR on the enemy, Sco , are republished la El Notxctuio, by Got. Gates. accompanied by th? following order* of his own : ? TiMpico, Deo. 1J, 1847. ThU or Jar will be strictly observed as soon aa tha contraota made by tha quartermaster, Capt. Babbit, are finished thla month Tha cjuarters and buildings occupied by tha officers and men at his pott, a* wall a* storehouse stables and : land* will be retain*d until a special order thall b* given for a change W. GATES, Col. Commanding. CONFLICTS BETWEEN THE MEXICANS AND INDIANS. [From the N??r Orleans Picayune, U?c ~'-t | Oar latest advices from S?ltillo told of a conflict between the T*xan Kangtrsand a band of < amancbe* Upon looking over some lata paper* frotu the citv of Mazloo, we tlnd leveral letters from San Luis Potosl de scribing actions between the Indian* and Mexican troop* The garage* had boldly approached within seventeen leagues of the olty of Man I.uls. In one engagement the Mexicans had fifty infantry and thirty dragoons engaged. The party was completely cut to plecvi, only fight of the dragoons escaping with their livea, and five of these being woundsu Another engagement took place between the Indians and one bun- I dred dragooua of the 4th Regiment of cavalry, which ' were marching from Matehuala to join (Jen. Avulos The fight occurred at Mlngole, and the dragoons were , completely routed, seventy being killed, among whom were Col Labaitida, and several other odlccri The survivors of thl* fight at last joiued Avalo*. In a letter from this general, we have a report of an engagement in which the Mexloan urmi were more suuceasful With a force of about 400 cavalry, he writes on the lUth ot November, that he that morning attacked a body of from 340 to 370 Indiaus in th* hacienda of San Juan del Salado. The action began at five in the morning, and terminated at two In the afterno u, (the date of tlie general's letter ) Only thirty or forty Indianx were then left in tha interior of the hacienda, whom he sav* it will be necessary to destroy, as they refuse to surrender, and defend themselves avagalj- All the rest, he says, perished, the very small number who tied finding escape impossible on acoount of ths difficulty of the country, the hills, fco. The Mexicans reoovered two thousand horses, and set at liberty o?er two hundred women and children who had been oaptured The loss of thu Mexican* w*h small, though several officers were wounded, and (u<n. Avalo* had his horse shot under him. It l* oalaulatetl that in their Inmirainns into the Statu of Han Luis over lour hundred Mexican* have been kill- J d, a BMl number of captives made, and uun.berless atrocities have b#en ooipmittej The FrcMnt Police Law. To those who have been close observers of lh<> practical operations and working! of the present polloe, it In purfeotly obvious tbat It baa not only failed to aooomplish the objects for which it was ostensibly intended, but that t affords greater latitude for the abunus which were oharged upon the former system?comprehending the watch department, and the marshals appointed by the Mayor, as special police officers?while the Increased and enormous expense to which the city U subjected by the upportif nine hundred men, who hare justly been characterized by our present Mayor as non-producers, affords no corresponding beaefi', either to the more effectual suppression of crimes, the detection of criminals, or to the morals of the community. That this id true may be rtedily determined by a brief examination of the system, its working tendencies, and the mode in which it is conducted. The first general objection is, that some hundred men are in office as policemen, each and all of whoiu are required to give their whole time, exclusively, and are forbid to follow or be Interested la any business or employment These men are ruiulred. as it is said, to watch the city day and nigbt?that Is to say, two-thirds of each day and night, they are required to patrolw in certain assigned beats; while lathe day time many of them are posted at certalu corners of the streets, where they may be seen frequently sitting down, or standing smoking segars, and reading the newspapers, or idly gating at the passers by, while some others walk about the wards ko Kvery one must perceive whlie thli is called a haid llfei th? hardship oonslits In want ?if regular ?1??|>, ?nd exposure to the weather Vet it is ?? idle lire, and calculated not only to anttt a man for any Industrial or n,ech?uloal employment, but accompauied with the onfall log con c oaltaUl apoa Idleness, n> Imt m fir as ths ah;d is ooncerned ?tempLation To men with families, the salary is insufficient, and being so the opportunities to hu ,l..li..|-,w. i. ,.r- ul..u/.,l unit. ....... principle, then* is no position in offlce where ntoreinonev can be realised than iu the oflloe nt poltctintn It inay be Raid that care in thii appointment should be taken ? but It should be remeinfterad that tiie appointment l is political, unit poliiioal influence, little ohuvity, ooveri a multitude of sins. Satisfied aa we are from clour observation, that the system ban not only failed to accomplish Its supposed objects, uuder the present iniinageuu nt, but that even tlte good that might have been attained has ht-ea perverted, by the most glaring and palpable violations of the law Itself, It becomes the duty of the Legislature to apply the proper corrective, and relieve the oity and the oltijsn* from the grievous and onerous burthen imposed upon them With these preliminary remarks, I shall proceed to thow in from lime to time, how Uir these positions are correal. O. P. (4. Police Intelligence. Uurgliry.?The tailoring establishment situated at No. ftj Avenue C, was entered by burglars on Monday night last, by forcing an entrance through the back window. stealing therefrom cloths, cassimi res, vesting* ami ready made clothing, valued at $4 >0 The rascals, It Is supposed, conveyed the goods from the rear through au alley way adjoining the store loto tin street Where were tiie vigilant police belonging to that vicinity' what were th-y about'?allowing that amount of property to be carried through the streets without detection. It 1* possible that the police wi re not aware Of the robbery, as no notice was m?de of the fact ou the morning return, sent daily to the chief of police, which is the custom to do In cases of nil roblieries. Therefore, from this we should judge they were igaorant of any burglary having been committed. Oh ! vigilance, thou hast ceased to be a virtue' Th' Firtl Ward Police ? yesterday afternoon. just ns tlin Boitw boat wit* leaving the (look. the |M of i hit pollen waft in requisition, but not one could be tound ia any direction?not a 'star" to be seen, nor hid there been one visible for over half an hour before the boat etarted; or If there were any about, no star was exhibited, which amounted to the sauie thing to the person who wished their aid. Wo have always been given to understand that policemen were always stationed around these boats, and likewise alon>< the dock as far as Liberty streetV*sterday, however, none were to be seen, with the exception of one at the foot of Liberty street, who displayed his atar according to orders. ?'t ' 7*nuc/i" C?ie.?Officer Gardner, of the flth ward, arrested yesterday a woman by the nam* of Amanita Ilay, on a charge of robbing VVilli im \ anhauton. a resident at No. I7J South Kouith street, VVililamshurgh, of (40 la gold ?ud bank bills, while In a " orlb" of disrepute, on tho Klve I'olnts. On searching the acused, the officer found, concealed in her hair, a fo counterfeit bill on thn Kort Lee Hank, Upper l anaili, which bill wai ldeKtltied as one stolen, together with the good mo ney, thus making out a strong case against Amanda. Justice Drinker locked her up for trial Anttl nit Suipicton.?A lellow called Krederick May was arrested, yesterday, on susplolon of being oonuerurd with a boy oailed Flukes. who stands charged with stabbing a man iu Dover street, some two years ago. by which injury he died. Justice Drinker detained him for a further hearing ilrr..l It - ?ul.. n I- k l?.1? / ? "* 1UI?U UJ bun UAU1'' of I'atrick I.miiiard was arresteu, yenterday, on a bench wanant, wherein he stands charts J wil a receiving stolen good* Held to ball to answer Jlrrttt oj ?n uli Thief.?Officers Kdwarjs and Smith, two active officer* attached to the il l district, poHot), arretted yesterday u notorious thief, called Daniel Maun, alias Jonef, on a charge of stealing a coal and shirt which he sold to a second hand dealer in Orange street. On the officers searching me premised, they found 10 bundles of black sawing silk, two remnants of cloth, and 13 silver tea and table rpouus, with the marks tberi'on; the oiitcern likeaiae "(risked '.a cub,' at No 43 Laurens street, and found a large hamuieter, and a -icololi bag-pipe ; 1 nd these articles are supposed to be stolen, lor which owners are w?nled Appl to the above oflloers, at the polio* olHoe, Ksjrx market. <>rand street. Movement* of Ksiumed Amiy Ofllc*sw. Utstiti. Tati.os.?Unanimous resolutions passed both houses of the Legislature on Saturday, inviting Oen Taylor to visit this State, and tendering hlrn its hospitalities There Is a rumor here, we know not how well founded, that Oen Taylor will par* through this State in about two weeks,on his way to Washington If this should prove true, there will he suoh an uprising among tho people, to greet the trloriou< Veteran, as the world has never witnessed We observed that both (ien Shields and Gen Quitman spoke Id enthusiastic , terms of (??n Taylor General Quitman-tyled hi in the noble glorious veteran of the ftlo Grande " and Gen | Shields remarked, in his speech at the KlalU)," that there was no doutit hut It was the example set by Gen Taylor, In his unparalleled victories on the Rio Grande, ' whl.'h gave the high tone of gallantry to ?.ur troops which insured the subsequent, victories in Mexico." ? I Monlgamtry (Jlla ) Journal, Dei '70 I'liilllrnl liil?llgaiirr. McLrii I*am:i?Tne Urban* (OAiij Oi'fir>n, holsU j in- n*n or lonn Mm,"an [or premd-'Ujy, ?ud aupport* tu opinion In an abl? ?rUcl? Tint Wn.Mor Puifiio iithf At.tr4m< Leu 1*1.1 rrnr.. Colunal r?ror WHKar ni?mb?r of ttiM U*t>4'u? IrdoUtura from Mobila, h*a Intro iucal a nurabi-r of ra?oln 1 tlon? in th? Hou?? dlNcUimint tba riRht of tha I S goTaminant to lut-rlam t > prayant Marary tn any trrri- ! torjr to b' aoqaired an 1 holding thai tba u?n-r?i *0VTDinant h*? uo control in- liately or liu>ua.ii*trly <it-r , tha lontllutton of i?Torjr, and raiolinnu, funhar tnat. ' undar no oircuin?tann<'? will tiii* body 'i/.? a< binding, any anaotman'. of tb?* f?d*rai <oT?rw.ii>'iit ?nich hm for it?ohJeotth* prohibition of * avery In tuy l*lti tory to b? ar<|ulr?d althfr by eonquait or traaty *ou U of tha Una of tu Mi??uari ompromU* (iovcnxoii or Ai.ab<M4'i NUmaok Oot < hapnaM'* in u^nral a IdraM to tha Alabama l.agtftlatura i? da. cidi?diy for proaaoutlng tb? war la tn fftyoroftb" pra- j aaut t*rilf ami Mut? Traaiiury, and o;>po??<i tu lh* WU. not proTito. . J im ? . " ^ L JL>. Frio* Two CcmU. Ltoanl of luparvliort. Die. 'itf.?Aldarman Franklin n in* chair Th* minute* of tb* pr*c*ding m*atlng ?*r* r*ad aad iMmt P'tiHont fratn varlou* p*r*oni, for th* oorraotlon of taj??, referred Hin0111 of ipeelal commltt** to whom It ?M r*f*rr*d to #1 tha aalarla* of th* cl*rk of th* olty and county of N*w \ork,el*rk of th* Huperior Court. ?urroj*t* and r*?l?t*r, under th* act of Uth D?camb*r, 1847. Th* ialari** r*comuiended by th* commltt** to b* paid to th* head^ of d?u?rtm*nt* war* taken up leriaHm. Surru/al* ? Th* report racominandad that $M0oo a-yaar ba paid to tb* aurrorat* Tb? mov*i that ?souo ahould b? ?trlck*n oat, aud $3S'>0 Inserted Aid Maynabd moved to r*eonitd*r the question ot taking up tbaaalariM trrialtm, and tan bavin* voted In the affirmative. and eight In th". negative, tb* motion to reooniiler wai carried After a long discussion. without oomlng to any deol tiou. tb? board adjourned, to meat to morrow evening, at 6 o'clock. W? h?v* made the following extracts from the report of the committee ? Surr?gat*.?The receipts of the office M.fcW Surrogate's (alary 93000 Chief clerk 1000 Three other clerks, 1900 Porter 80 Contingents, 4to., auO td.MO Balance tw go into the Treasury,... f'JIW County CUrk.? Superior Court Department?Keoelpts,. . , $-14,411 County olerk $3000 Twenty nssls nut clerks. porter, and contingent expenses, 16,830 18,8*0 Balance. Jto., $6,041 Rrgtsler ? Receipts of office 31.004 Register'a salary MCO Assistants. porter, and oontingent expenses, 13 444 14 444 Balance, 4u> >4 660 CUrk oj Suptrior Court ? Receipts,. .. 7,000 Clerk 3000 Kour assistant clerks, and contingent ex_ penses, 3,460 6,460 Balance, tkr >1,6*0 The following proUsi wan presented on behalf of Jam ex Conner, Ka^., County Clerk ? Ntw York, Deo 'iW, 1847. To the Board of Suprrviton of iht Cily and County of Nrw York. The undersigned, the Clerk of the city and eounty of New York, hereby respectfully protest* to your honors ble li >dy. anulu.m any action, on your part, in rraped to the office of your protectant, under an aot of the Legit lature of the State of New York, entitled "An aot in relation to the teei and compensation of oertain officer* in the city and county of New York," paMed on the 10th day of December, 1817 Vour proteetaut is advised by hia counsel, and varllj believes, thai the act before referred to, la unconstitutional and void, and thitt the same cannot lawfully be made uitnlimlilm t.n Hi- ..t 1? - 1 cumataticet whatever Your protesUot *ud bin counsel, entertaining then* riew? are HatihfW thai the yueatlon of the legality of the aaid act rnuat be presented to the judicial tribuDaln of tbe State, and by them be decided. | Your proteatant 1? ready, and willing, to render every > aaatatance in hi* power to bring about an early adjudication of the queation, and hoped that tbe matter will be conducted iu an amioable manner Very reapectfully, your ob't. lerv't , J WltS CONNER, Clerk of the City and Couuty of New York. IlllteeUaiieuiu. The cennus of Mllwaukte, W T , bae beeu oompleted, and ahowa a population of 14,061 In theolty, aud 8 AM In tbe remaining lowne of the aounty Th? city increaaoa from 9 &08 to tbe preienl population In about 19 months The onunty of Kanine, W T , eoutains 7 SHU At Buffalo, '2a ?tatmboat*, 11 propellera, 'JO brig* and AS achoonera, which are no?f laid up for winter In that port. Lyne Starling, Kaq , of Columbua, Ohio, haa made a donat ion of $*t),000 to tba Medical College of that city The Uoitonkana are going to keep New Year'a Day after our own OolhamltUh manner, Til.: with open houiea and trUndly calla. It laaaid that the cutter Crawford, aibore on Uardnat'e laiaud. ia not worth getting < IT NOTiuK-wKKi K B, HCHa M AHI*.TTA ?Tiia tdigo ufiho abote veaael h?rn g arriTrd at tlin p, rt m n damped at .le, he ahi|', er? i r owuiti i he If of are rnjuetlrd to airnnge with ibe Uu erauurd nbjot t ie irop*r di>poaiti<m thereof witliiiui i! * I y. JONkS k JuHNsON, lu.u uiu .rokeri ,N,> 9j W-l| ?t. d]0u*m MPHK MTU iMMtllP HUKJlMI v??V>1I m4 Em the A Uucki, Jer? y City, on ttatuidiy, In January, at It i/doc'i, ineciwly. P.oarugera will require lobe <>u board by o'clock. No freight received alter 1 o'cloek, Friday. All liti? ia and 111*111 mutt i ?h through the |.o?t office Mer clntu'liie nud aped*, (exept [of peieuunl ei|>euara.) ahipped aniiei ihe auuie of lugg tge, will be chaigeil na Irnght aiiu liable inruatoin hnuae rtguialioua. Specie ukeuaa freight. K. CUN \HD, Jr., 38 Broadway. ri 30 i re I^Ort NlsVV OKLK^.Ni?Lou man* aud Mew York Line T of I'neketa?Very reduced rat'a of Kre i<ht?The new and aplendid Ian aiiliug Packet Mnp V AM UALIA, Cap! Moriou, ia now loading, ninl wi I i.ul loud.iy, Jn.. uury 10th, her regu l.r ,t?u 6*. >r ... ... I I...J. J ? &ccoioui.'.ddtioiit. apply 011 botid.it OrleaLt Whirl. foot of Wall itreet, or to K. K HILI.I.NS, it South ttrtet Ageut iu New Orlcant, Mr. Win Creevy, wti? will promptly lorward all goodi to huaddreit Parke! Shiji CLIk'TON will ?uceeed the V A N L>/VI.I A, Hiid anil on her regnlirday. ilju L^tiH L.lVr.KI'UOL.? f. VV 1.1 Nfc ? ttegnlar Pacaet ot -I the JO h January?The new and tpleouu fitt tailing packet ship 8H h Rl DAN, Ueorge U Cortnitli, matter, it now loading. ?"d will positively tail m abote?het regular day. Kor Ireiglit ir paaaage, hiring splendid iceommodatioui, uup'you hoard, m Orleans ? li.nl. foot of Will street, or to ft. K. Collins, '16 Houth street Tlie Picket Hlup OAUHK K, ' Motet Unit, mulii, will tucceed the Sheridan. and tail her retnlat day. oi8m FOIt VALP All MHO AN U i; ALl, \0?The fit! tailing InI' OllPHKUS, 173 tout. Kreemt i. mas'er, will p>titirely tail a.i nbive, on or about tlie Ititli of January. Kor freight 11 passage. luring packet iiccoinmodatioua. ap.'ly to S AMI.1 K.I, K. fWAi; V,?7 Old slip. d? >f m NOTiC?.?faneiwen per Packet nhip 08tVr>.U0. for New Or leant. Mill plciue be on hoard, tint day, limn i day. Ore luili.nt 12 o'clork, M.,U Orleriit W Inrl, foi l ot Walla'reet acwhithtiwt'Vetliipwillfil. dM NOT 11 r- - IVi'kfi Mnp f 11 K It I U A N , limn Li Tt 1 poo', it duchiriMig, undergeoeri.l order, at Orleans Wharf, foot | ot Wall tt'i'et. (ijoilt dot permitted will positively be tent tothe Public yt'ire, without furllier notice. dJU I ft il U ."I U L'llll II A l/l-' L t ? .? r. IU rul> Hill nr.-i-ICOIIU l>iue?1 lir Hllll" U 1 1CA, D. n. tm, nuw, will nil m the ut January. dt EoruvlinilrrkAMio .1 ,<fw ALBANV.UU ly, SundayV Kier;. mi ? Through Direct? At io'clock, I*. M., tn iu -lie I in between Cnurtlindt nn<l Librrtr itreeti. 1 Steamboat OHKUON, Ctpt. A. I'. St. Jolm, will leave ? Monday, Wednesday. Hud l*riil?e rtiungs, at i o'clock.? Hte-unboatOOLUMBIA. Capt. W. W. Tgp|*>, will tun m Tueadny,Thursday and Saturday avemiut ut 5 o'clock At J O'clock, f. M.?Liudion it intsrinediM* places- from the loot of Barclay street. nteainboat BANTA CLAUH, (,a|>Uiii II. Otrrbatfli, wrll leave on Monday, Wedneaday, Friday and Snudar nlter?or.?? it i o'clock, Steamboat HOUTli AMKH.ICA, i^apuin '1'. N. Huns, will lenve on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday altamooin. at 1/clock. The above boats will at all tirnea arm* in Albany ia ainuia time for til* Moiuiiik '-'ar? for tlia Kaat or Writ. Krri?ht taken at moderate ratai, and none laae* aliar 4 j'aiork, I'. M. All person* a e forbid trusting any ol t!> fjoali ol lhi? tin*, without a written order Irom the captains oraveots Kor i ???a|e or freight, nj.i.ly on board the boeta, cr to I'. V SCHULTJi. at the offia* on the wharf. dl# r HOUR < IIA.Ntil-.il TO S?NKW YOHK. ALBaMY AND I ROY LINel KOil ALBANY AND TROY | DIIlK' T?Kimii ih* loot of Conrllaadt street ? Passengers I t.'ikiuii tlita Boat will arrive in Troy >u tune to lake ihe earliest inomiii* trams writ to UulT.ilo. tied nnrili tn l.ik* | Oeorite *nd ^hainplain. The low-j?reaaore atearoboat KM 1 riHK, Cai't. R. U. Mary. Thia Kveninc at5 o'clock. Hefi** | Ur ild>a, 'I np?i!hy. Thtiradny. md Haturday. Kor tiaaaan# or freight, apply on h???rd, or j^ihydfice on the wlmrf. nJOrc NO 1 h r. ?lintu ft, to 5 o'clock?Thr AI Mi r Cr?>i&i LineOiesmir* ISAAC NEWTON,and OKk GUN, 111 leave for Albany at !> o'elork i j?c?J uf 6 m heretnlorf f?n ftn.1 *?* ? Md?il?V. Nnv V*. I?l? ?|4t SKW VK.S K?IK I'MK IIOlFOA Vrt ?Tnetubac-iber be*? Ir vr to inform hh frienda and the public ? purn It. that he in . just received from Havana, * cue of inott anpeib i prfMsti, i "' np m ncii aidRialioiM , styie In nddifi 'M ro which, will be found "egnrs ol all the in >at reI br*ied branda. Htore No. 61 William afreet li M. Hfc sKiqi It8 dtftlyl+i HAVANA HlLiJAllfc?The aubachber, one ol tfie owner* nf ii r iiMii'i'vt"! v oi tee Jndio ftfrante, (Wandering Jew,) "A?i a?ot?a," ai.U (arlota ' aega ?. in Havana, hi? au ?iaortmeut ?! etch of these deuouiin*>ioue in atore,aud offer* them loria e KM A N<'HO. <11 Krot?t arreet d23 lft*m 4U1 (tip i i III v1 riViJL i HfiNi H HA1*. bOB Jp L\I>I .S. the n'ne tint are told ever* where e'ae lor Sfl S10 .r *4 $14 M'vIK GlilPOx, 67 White street, coroer < Bi >adway, entrance on Whiui Mfftt?ofl the occ? aion of the holidaya. and wiahi gtoaetlle her biiaiueea, invite* the 1 idiee ol New Voik to viait her ettabliahmcnt. dtl It* rc OhM? OK nlK Nr.H VOttK ?, LlOH'l CUM I* \ N V lire* mber II. II*7.?The aantitI election for thirtrne Dime tore < fihie C< mpeny. will i .e lie id at thia oAoe. No. l7i ( Mlreittftl on M^naAytb* IHh dlif of Jenti <ry ne*f, between the hou?a ol II and II o'clock, A M. I he transfer book will he cloird from t'?e 24th mat until after the e?ec tinn By order. <' L. KVK WIT . Hcremry d22 Ht r IK YKNr u? v.N \ HV ttl Hii&?Hignor Antonio oionetto. I -i ia now eihibito?g hia wonderfully l in ed bir a to the , uh I lie if No JI3 li (Midway ueuly opposite theThentre, over J. V Tr cv'a carpet afore, a? 10 mid 12 A M , and 3,6 7 ?nd I' M jPhit m a moa'he utilm Mhihitwn, and aatonuhea ?a I * el n? |>|*eaea vl?ladiea iu particular. Admiavo u McenUt I uldren half price d26 It * r I > I M L?foN ? I'H KK'J -w > A 1 < ? K EI I _ H v| * I 1 % I * h iiesale and letail Vledii lue nnd I'erfuiner Ware H h. n?e ? Tina ia tne ouly ratah lahment in the city where the H 11.K ni. v '? f iHe i ut ilir v iu rill tor, H i - mated w id di Uh i i i v H to'i To aave tr ?ub e n lOnfeiuK after ditfere^r medicinea S n d i?e fuiney you h ive on' y t ? ' nil ?f 111. where von will Aii I .1 r nl ihe l*r?eit mid r)irni>?*t ?Mo>tmeiita thia aid* of - a'op* (Jrn?'il Wh.lenle Anenlt, lor Itr Uphtint i'i|? Kleetmrn unit Dr Wood'i .Sera .par I in and Wild, herrt Uii en l)r Vm X.ndt'a I'll la. J nra'a AmerK4n i liolajrouif*, I)t \V iHihi,*'* Ami- Wif arid Kerer Pi|l?, Hull 9*ra*paril> li H?*\ne'? ?yrup Wild n^rry Ayr??'a cherry l)r w nit *<jr'h'? Worm Killtr *nd Wild Ci.erry Biui?>m IJ-u(r lie?, a mutt i r -*uti<nI *rtic(^ i* d ierominmde<l hy proIrtior tillira 11. i)ye.'. Hwnilv Vlediriie.. n d < inn'? Lt>?f' ?I for the hnir ileuti'i Perfumery. i..|[fihr' wiih *o uuh.ittuded somber nf Vleiliemea n .d Perfiinery I'ilH, Plaat'lt, Sir Kirk iii'lr'i Tntteraall llei?e C'.irdrt*: tncethw with ? grem numkrr i>f niliar b'.rae m?ilir,DM, (or aalr -.a d" 'I'm 1/ , ii i r?3 i.a v h vnd \ r \c. r THO vt AM K BKOADVV A\ ?old?uin, N... i ( iinton . irk?? h*? ? li e na imii'i ' f t Nr* War Ail) < tie m ? mi of the above, will do vell lo im hmi a cili Tri ?a r?? o 'Me <'l *i* 4 ? 11 II I M It - -> ' h , N 11 K.ir ?nl* Iq >v ..rr ?" " li. \ U ' I J..I mhurgh. Suu? of New Y'nr* ^ pl'f^ lo-VUi'l. I< n Norton, At har Hotluwiiy, Lh>i ( III n't Hoti? ol.NfXiork ilUWl'lc