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mmmsr <~r — ir~ - *<. • - - ' n- IT ytr j Mil &]*:«'>/ INDEPENDENT, A t'AMity JOCRXU., DEVOTED TO LITERATURE, GENfe-RAL INTELLIGENCE AND LOCAL NEWS, HUMPHRIES & SCARRITT, Editors and Proprietors. TERMS: jgp- One IJollsur a Year, in Advance.-^Eft RATKS OF ADVERTISING : Twelve lines or less of solid Nonpareil make a square, 1 square 1 week, 1 do 1 do 1 do 1 do 1 do 1 do Kcol'n: K do K do %. do M do •Z \ 3 \ 4 \ 3months, 6 \ I year, 1 week, 2 \ 3 «• 4 « 1 year $ 50 75 1.00 1.25 3. (to 5,00 8.00 3.00 5,00 6.00 6.50 15 00 % % V* % X colum do do do do n 1 week, 2 \ 3 \ 4 \ 1 year, 1 column 1 week, 1 1 1 1 1 1 do do do do do do 2 \ 3 \ 4 \ 3 months, 6 \ 1 year, $ 5.oP 8.00 10.00 12.00 30.00 7.00 10.00 12,00 13.00 16.00 3<'.on 50.00 VOLUME III. MEXICO, N. Y., THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 1863. NUMBEK 25. Advertisers will be avowed three changes during the year without extra charge. Editorial notice* designed to promote individual inter- j ests (if admissible), 10 cents per fine for each insertion. N'o advertisement or notice inserted for less than Fifty Cents. tg^f Transient advertisements must be paid for in ad- vance. jg®* JOB PRIXTTXG, of every description, executed at thi< Office with neatne.-s and dispatch, and at moderate rates. * BtlSINRFS DIRECTOPY. MEXfOO HOTEL, M EXICO, X. Y.—J B, TAYLOR, Proprietor, Stasre* lexve this TITTS?\ d dlv for Oswego, Syracuse, Sand Bank, Pulaski, and Fulton. 17 J P. HARTSON, A TTORNEY ANT) COF^ELT.OR AT LAW, Mexico, ST. Y. Special attention paid to collections. L. a SMTTHT \ C OfN'SET.T.OR AT LAW. Offipp in Phoenix Block, over Clinton & Eaton's Store, Main - treet, Mexico. A. WHITNEY & SKTNNER, TTORVEYS ANT) COtTXSELLOR?! AT LAW, BAVKERS. Mexico, 0-Jwesro Co,, X. Y. and FRENCHS' LAW O^FtnE, FXIPO, Oswego fotin^v, V. Y. All -Tiuelneco promptly att\rvled to. Special attention paid to onlWtiono. GEORGE G. FREVCH. jr>HV R. FREVCH M. W. JHRCOnK. B HOT ANT» \SFfOK if \KTvR . TTirpnivRlock, over Brooks' i -tnre. RepAirine di>r>f» to ordor. WU. PENFIELD. •AVrFACTrRER: ANT) DEALER IN OMNTBFFES, Coaebes, Carringes Sleitrhx, Cutters, Buggies, Lum- ber wagons, etc., Mexico. X. Y. M AMERICAN HOTEL, EXIOO, N T . Y., East side of Salmon Creek. Stacy. Proprietor. J. M. • J. J, LAMOREE, A ATTOR% T EY AN T n COUNSELLOR AT I .AW, and Justice of the Pffce, Phreoj\- Block, scro^ the hall from Whitney & Skinner'-; Banking offlco, Mexico, N T . Y. Spe- cial if*(>n*ion pivi 1 to ri)!i.'ctiiin-:, dr.i« injjf apd acknowL edging of Deed?, Mortgage , Contract*, etc. S. B. BARVRS, T'STTCE OF THE PEAO\ in Webb Block, Mexico, .V. Y. D BUTLER & HrOQINS, EALERS TV DRUGS AXP MEPiaXES, Paints, Oils, Dye Stuff-, Book*, Stationery, etc., Mexico, N. Y. . STONE & TULLER, : ~ D EALERS IN HARDWARE, Staves, Iron, Steel, Nails, Copper and Shi'<H Iron, and Manufacturers of Tin W.T-e. Agents for Winded Manufactvring Co.'s Grass and Grain Scythes, at manufacturers prices. In Phoenix Block, Mexico, X. Y. CLINTON & E\TON, 1r\E\LERS IX SILVER AND PLATED WARE, Grocdrie?, xJ Flour. Pork, B iti-er. Oie»<*\ Wood, Willow and -=t<>m- Wire, Fiu: !. Kerosene Oil and Limp-!. In 1'hcemx. Block, Mexico, X. Y. P. J. BIBCOCK, D EALER IX ALL KINDS OF PCU'P*, for Wells and Ci-terns. Repairing;donest all times, bhop near re-: lence on fQurch -treet. HARMON C. AMES, M EXICO, V. Y. A^nt for all kinds of Boot and Shoe M i :hiu.-ry, «oot Crimpers S.de Cutters, Bout Timers., ^t-i-ai Rubbers., ruun'er .-kivers, IL el Sharers, R'.Hin^ Mills. Punch and Sett combine.1, Hmd Punch arid Sett, Xaiiina; Machines, Wax Thread M.icbines, Boot TrJ-ekiir \f'i.chiti' % s, Dies of all sizes. B\ot and Shoe Pat- teens ot all kinds. SEVVINT. MACflTN'E XFEDLE 1 ?. Pinter's. Whitnev, fe Lyon's, Lester's, Johnson's, Peo- viil » Goadell's, Quaker City, Howe's, ^ hee''er & Wrl- sou's, Grover it Biker's La<il & Webster's., Bartholf's, Eureka. Finkle fs Lyon. J. N. r. HALL, ARBF.R AXD HAIR -DRESNER. Partieular attention paid to-Sti imp >oninj;, an I tie- Cutting of Ladles' and Cuil'iren'.s Hair. Shop ou JetFerson street, opponite L. Downiug's Law Office. DR. C. BABCOCK, D ENTIST, Mexico, Oswego Co., X. Y. Teeth plugged with Goid, Silver and Us-artificial, and warranted fo • to years. Artnicial Teeth ln-erte 'Jo per cent, less tluu CJ. . bj in-ertcd by any other Dentist in tho county. Having two prot'e-sioun I cm alio d to work cheaper than if 1 ua-i bat one. All Work; warranted to give the best satisfaction. STARR CLARK, JLt his Old Stand, Main Street, Mexico, Dealer in STOVES, STOVE-PIPE, STOVE TRIMMINGS, PECKHBII'S AGRICULTURAL FURNACES, And llanutacturer of all kinds of Tin Ware, J8gg- WHOLESALE AXD RETAIL.-^ THE PLACE TO Buy You a Harness, Cheap. T HE subscriber offer.s for sale, of his own manufacture a good assortment of Harness, Saddles, Collars, TRUJV&S, HORSE COVERS, Sfe. t which he feels assured will give satisfaction to the pur^ chaser. CARRIAGE TRIMMING ana repairing done to order, store ou Jeflerson street, Mexico. W£0. W. PRUYXE. CHANDLER & AMES, Bankers, Mexico, Oswego Co., N. Y. Sight Drafts for Sale on New York City, England, Ire- land, Germany, France, and all parts of Europe. OSWEGO COMMERCIAL COLLEGE. rip HE ANNUAL TERM of thus Institution will open Sept. _|_ 1st,. 1.862, under the MI per vi.-ion oi C. P. MEAL'S, ao.-i-ste.d by a full board of competent Instructors. Trie College lius been moved from Hart's -buildmg to the new and beautiful Jetier.son Block, West First St., over Buekhout and Barnes' hat store. The course of instruc- tion has been greatly Increased, and no pains will be spared to make it one of the best Institutions in thecoun- trv. For Circulars^ Catalogues, or other information, call at he College, or address (enclosing -tamp) 6 ' C. P. MEADS, Principal, Commercial College, Oswego, N\. Y. Oswego, Aug. 11,1862. 33t *\ Sandhovel Mills. The sub«cribe--s would say to the public that they are prepared to do all kinds, of •CUSTOM GRIN'DfXO. AT ALL TIMFS, as they have pleutv of water evui in the drvest weather. FLOUR, inade from the best White Red, and Spring Wheat, sold AT WHOLESALE AND REPVL, at the lowest mirket prices, and warranted to bo flrst- rate. FEl-'D of all kinds i0n=ti»ntly oh hnnid. AMOS RI'UFR » SOX. Mexien, >Iay 12.1803. 22tf Latest Ne ws !!! STRICKLAND & SILL On this fid- 1 of the Rappahannock!!.' High Price* on Pot.ton 'Goods Phvo.i Out ' New Firm ! ! New Goods I ! i I ow Prieeo ! ! ! mUE VFW FTR^T OF <3TRT^KLAXD•* ^IJ.T. C^cfsoors I fnH. C \MII.I hec tnarn to «iv*o thdi - CncrnrnArs r,nA +hp TIUKIIV- g^n^-Tilv Orif- they hare purchased re- cently it t^ e \itv of \'i>ir Yo'k, a LARGE AND W^T.. eF'FTfi) STOCK OF MRRcrr^vnTZE, for VPT e.\«H. T'^fSf Goods hir\ hoen n-K-ehfloed at a •»rp»t rpopnnn* from (hr>rr\nr nric\ 1 ', »* nil 1 Cotton Gond^ ire from twenty to twenty-five per cent, lower than one rnft\'li ffO. fs^TnoQp thn+ wUb to onre**n*o Goods n* the T.owest Mn-'bet Ratpo will do t-oll to ?iv» ns a nil before nur- ''hacinp' el-'ewliere. We hnve «-rprit id vantupe over those th'it n'irpiii=pd a s+oi'V of HooK- eirl •. V R —ifjis.l] pnid at thp hi?hp-t mnrket \i. f P's for Diirv Pfiek-pd R ttPf. rhppse, F^S S , Pork, Lird.^Wool, and most kind 0 of rvo'.itT»A. L L ST^TP'-'LVVF). R. E SILL. Da-fpd TIisMnis, Mav 12, IPfil. 20m3 A Little While. A little wri'io. rftid pypry fear That oVrt'hp perfect dav Flints sliaolo'vs fjark and drear, Shall pi-s like tnist aw ay ; Tli\ seci'i't t ar. th\ anxinus sigh, Shall paps into a pmile ; Time changfeja to pfprtiitv — We only wait a little while. A Tittle whilf\ and every t harm That steals away thffheart, And earlhly joys that warm And lure us fr- m our part, Shall c*»Hw» our heavt-nly views to dim ; The world s'uiH nut J--egtitle Our pvpr fiithful thonsht 0 from Hira Who bade lis wait a little while. A little whilo. and all around The earth and spa. and sky, Thf» sunnv l'ehf. and sound Of nature's fninptr'-l c y. Shall b<\ a 5 * fhov had n^vor been, And WP, so wenk and vile. Be ereaturps o' a br'arhfpr seone— We only wait a little while. popular darkey among them ; also that hit ••^tory was true. Patsy went away With oui army last week, f-o she is at last far from ttf capric s ot her jealous mistress. My health is very <jood indeed, as you must know, for I have rode from 35 to 40 miles a dav for the last six days. I must now stop writing because I have not time to write more 1 have Ix-en very busy all day. Col Sage being in command of a brigade. I am now virtual 1\ in command of the regiment until Major Ham- ilton gets here. My love to all. HENRY, Carrcspattfrcnce. V. A. RAKER, ROOMS IN\' SN'ELL Rl (>CK UP STAIRS...... MEXICO Curable Chronic, or lontr e'an'».i\!r •'•isenses en red. We make the treatment f-^f \old rompl •inV'.a <5pwri'1 hrancli of pnictiop, and will at all tioi»s pheerfu-IIv rpf-r to enses \itrpii n« rererenne for t.ho^e who tniy d<;-\'-rP t.ro:i-f Tft'Tl-f. find yet he nnnequainted with us. AJF-ctions of the ''he t and Thr at fea'ed in conformity with all the light •s>ieni-e has tliroivn upon ih-'se rfial.idit-s. Patients visjfed when desjred. All '•alls for acute di eas- s punctually attended. Letters from Capt. Devendorf.; ALEXANDRIA, May 14. 18G-3 DK\R FATHER :—When I last wrote you from Opnlnusas we expeeted to enmp on to this plaeo. and arp now here ; but. contrary to our exnec'afions. found no resistance on the way. There wa« a little fighting: on the river by the gunboats, but when the advance of the army crot hpre the enemy had pkpdaddlpd again, f snpposp to find that last direh that they are all gninsr to die in. Our rpgiment, or the s f x com- , panies w« have herp. cirae in the rear as guard j for a train of 50 wagons Our brigade is pretty •^ell LrokfU tip at present. Two regiments. j the 14th Mas^aehusefs and IGth New Hamp^ , shire, are on defatohed service, and four com- panies of ours. Col, Sage is now in command J of tho brigade, and Lieut -Col. Smith and Major r Hamilton being absent, he has turned over tho HEAPQUARTKRS llOrn RKG'T N Y. S. V., j ALEXANDRIA, La , May 11th. lfifi-3. j\ D AHNE'KL:-^I suppose you will he anx- ioiisly looking for a letter by thy time you get ^ mm and of the regiment to ^P. We h&ve been this ; when that will be I cannot tell, for we ' ~ ~ * ' * '*\' Farm for Sale, T HE <5ubsc-ilier off--s tooMl his FARM!, containing inn ACRFs;_ to<retner with ^TO'-K, TF \M W \CWV<. SLEIGH-', HAR- XES^, FARM'N'G TOOLS. k*\ ^aid Farm i? citn ted ope mile »orth of UiMon Srfin-p. •own of M \i o. 0^r«o Co . i-s w.dl W.'ltere.l. Iris TWO f700ri Rr vRj^i; fir/TT \np- Pud ,: i--./< in ^-.••••d • on,tai..n -^-Barns new, np.l fo>- ronvi'ni\n\e and du'.-rlidHv proha- h'v nr«> not surnassed in 'he Count v. The i>remises a^e riehlvhea tified and n ofiteii hv vj len.'jd *>n.'ar Maples on each side of the hiffhwav. For niriii-*'* -iddress D. T. SEYMOUR, 21tf Union Sf]M.ire, I'sweco Co., X. Y. jveye Mower, T HE nndersiriiPd is now preoared to furn(--h Farmers with tho BU<\KF.YF. MOWE 1 ?.. with all of its new improvements, anl manufactured on L'N'IOX PRIVCI'M ES, lipinsr oound toT n, h''r with an Iron Tons'itution, so that no part can ea-i'y soce.l'->, and is n'lmittcl to be the most furahl\ and convenient m >chinp vet i rvi-nt-i'd.. I pt pvpry farmer call and examine it bef< >re purehnsinp: elsewhere. Mexico, June 1, 1F63. are so far back fli-at it will take considerable time to get a letter around. You see we are still advancing into the heart of the enemy's country. We, the 110th. or rather six com- panies of the regiment, started from Opolousas last Wednesday afternoon, marched to Barre's Lauding, ten miles, and the next morning started as an escort for a wagon train of sup plies, 54 mule teams and got here, 103 miles from Opolousa 5 ! by the way we came, yester- day (Rundty) at 11 o'clock, which I think is about a« a:ood marching as his b^en made. We followed th (> Bavou Reuf from Washington till WP got nearly to l-hi*. place, and I must say bivonnced on the brinli of the Rod River for tho la=t three days. My tent (shelter) is so near tho river that I could jump fiom it into the river. 'The banks ,are some ten or twelve feet high here above the wafor. but from the levees on the bank. I should think it. overflowed the banks at high water. The country is very level land good, the plantations indicating the im- mense wealth of the owners by their surround ings. No small places at all ; scarcely any less than a thousand acres, and but very few as small. They all say it was no trouble at all for a man to get rich here, but are afraid they won't have as good times hereafter. I tell them they ou<?bt fo have thought of that two C. C EDDY. 23w4 For Sale, .V'RF.- OF L\N'D, nhon.t one ha-'i' covered with timber, one mile south of \f >\M.-o Villace-*—wi-H lie -old cheap. Enquire of the suhseri'ior. HIRAM KEVYOX. Mexico. June 3, TRfi.1. -2'w.l \iH^^'^-i' —*-\ lU ' ,'• t ,~~ ' '\ ''•'\• •\ tafeker-WaoT Gaming; 1 O'T^-D.R E S5II\Gh ' fr MANUFAGTURIXG Done at Prtttville, and wa-rant^d, by M. D. EPSEXXE. through a country as good as the RIMI shines y p ars ago. There is an immense quantity of upon. Plantations very large and well worked, corn planted this season, but I don't see how with every indication of great wealth of the they are going to be able to bring it to ma- planters. A great many of the pla-nters b-ive tnrity. or at lea«t a part of it, f >r the darkeys left home with their familips Their houses won't work, and the horses and mules have were all ransafkfd and furniture very much bepn ta ^en by both armies until there are none defaced and broken ; some by the T.xan of consequence left On the road we came over. troops, and others- by our own army in advance of us. These horses and mules had all been driven away with all th» carts and wagons, but in no instance had tbehonses been troubled Still, a large quantity of the crop is so far ad- vanced that it will mature without more culti- vation. Some is standing as high as my .head, but if the negroes refuse to work, I don't know uhere the families were at home, even when bow they can even gather that, for there'are June 1,1863. 3-mi Cash Paid for Butter. T H^ ii.ndersiifne.fi hereby s,ive r notice to the Farmers that the hnvina: of RUTTI-R AND EGG*, FOR CXSFt. N eon-t'intied <M' n= a?t. year. The h-i-jhest market nri'-e will at all times h\ p id If jurt i- s n-i-'ti to eons'\n their Dairie-. we ran t ik-e charsre of t e'n and m-ike lib- eral a 'vancesof cash on them when delivered ;»t Raili-o d. p. FI PTOXE, Mexico, May 1«. iSfio. S. I- ISTOVE. PROVO-T M VR^FI \L GEVER v.L'< OFFICE. \ WA-HIVGT..V, D, <' , MlV »i, 1 ^ 6-5. j\ r All men who de-iri- to join any pnr'ic'dar R-'Kiment o 1 Cavalry now in the field, are horeLy an-.t-horij\d' to pre- sent themselves a 1 any time rto-rinsr the next thirty days to the Roird of Enrolment in their respective PH- tricts. The Board shall ex<mine them, and determine upon their fitnesi for the service, and If found to b e fit, the Provost Marshal of the f>i>trie' shall pve them transportation ti-kets to the general Rendezvous, at the Head quarters of the A- A. Provost Mir4ial General of the^tate. As soon as they present thein>elves to tlii- general Rendezvous they-hall he duly mustered by a mustering a>d dis>>ur.-ing officer, and paid by .him the bounty allowed by law. 23«-3 J\MES B. FRY, Provost Marsh d General. the owner? were in thereb\! army. We wanted more teams with us, and could only find three mules and carts the first two days, so close had the army taken them along. Rut the boys had found <-ome old horses a'nj colts tint th'y could rid-p. so that we could carry some th-.it would otherwise give out. Just before we got • herp. or rather annul 10 miles from here, I heard of a place about half a mile from the road, where a 'planter lived behind a thick grove. tVat find b\en missed. I took Lieut. Rupmnpen and twomen with me, and rode over to make the planter a visit A e k«'d the darkeys where the horses and mules were. They said abi.ut a mile in the woods, hid. I started the two men with them after the animal* and then ' went to the bouse, wh : ch by the way, was a very nice one; and after quieting ten or a dozen dogs, called out the < Id planter, and a»ked for his guns. He claimed he had none- ' i told him that would not do, when he sent in ; and got two double-liarreled guns and a re- volver. I then told, him I had sent for his horses, which soon came up—eight mules and lour horses, all splendid animals ; and after; talking a few minutes, convinced him that be ' had more gun*, at lea^t two. which I got, to- ; gether with a nice bowl ot bread and milk. I .j then took him prisoner, and started after the : regim»nfc. He was one o f the toughest .kind. \ ,'Th-e plantations are very large in. this sec tion no white m°n here to hire. One can travel through this section for days and not see a single building except the plantation buildings and negro quarters.of the large planters, and occasionally a small village and they are gen- erally very small, Alexandria is quite a little town for this country, aifhough it would foe rather small in New York State. I suppose there is no doubt but Hunter is at New Orleans with his forces, and Grant below Vieks'-e.rg with 75 000 men. Gunboats have been shelling Port Hudson for the last two day. We start for there to morrow morning at 4 o'clock, at least we go to Simespopt, a place on the Mississippi, below the mouth of the Atchafalava. and from there to Port Hud. son. if it is not evacuated by the time we get- there, which will be at least four days, it being from 80 to 90 miles from here, and we have got to march. V Yesterday a scouting party of cavalry cap- tured and brought in a lage rebel mail, con- taining much valuable information, among which was a letter from the* commander at Port Hudson, saying he would be obliged to evacuate the place very soon. After that is taken T suppose we will take a short trip up the river to Vicksburg. Jo«eph Chrisman arrivpd at camp yesterday, and is now under arrest, awaiting court mar- B-utter and Cheese, IMPORI'A-T T<> DA1RY.WKN!! I AM now prepared to pay the hish^.-t market price, in CASH, tor CHi-'KSr, and good y-ll»w BITTER in tul-s o firkin-; or ir anv pr.-f. r, w il make Id), ral advances and consign it to one of the best strictly ( ommis-mn houses in the city (lor whom I am asrent), ami * iU sta«d i ispon-ihle for prompt sale and returns for the balance on your produce thus •• oust, ped l\will -hip Cheese on>e a week at some of the R. R. depots in the Count , and receive Buttt-r and MU P h'ls of Cheei-e every Saturday at .la.-. Pailey & Co'^ Giothin? Store, {'back rooms.a-nd cellar; WUituey'-s Block,.Mexico, 0>wego Co.. N. Y. Ca.sh paid for E-'gs. Very thankful lor past favors please let me ha*-e a chance to buy or handle your dairies this year, a« this is my exclu ive\ business. 2('tf J. J, JACKSON. DAIRY ME JV TAKEIYOTICE! CASH Paid for AT COLOSSE M LIE undersigne-i de-iring to establish lilm«eif in the Produce -Trade, w.Shf-s to inlorm the Farmers and f'airymen that he is hound to piy the highest market pr:ee. in Ca.-h. for Butter and Cheese. If any prefer, I will make liberal advances, and consign it to a brst class (ominission House in the city (for which I am agent), and will he respoir-ihre fo' prounpt sales and returns. Satisfactory references given on application to my p'ace of biismess. Thanking-you fo- past favors and urging yott to give us a call before making sales el.-ewhere, 1 subscribe myself respectfully your , L. «. WILLIAMS. p. p. —Cheese Boxes kept constantly on hand. tial. I don't know how his case will go 5 it from 2.0M0 to 12.000 acres, and some still ! wl11 de P^ nd u P oa the pfcara P of ^ e meri 6om \ Gov. Moore has a very nice place here. ! P 6pin * the GOurt ' ! have notiped POme cases Nearly all the land is planted with corn have passed fields of 2,000 acres in one field ; in fact, in sotn^ places, tor miles on each side, 1 here is nothing but corn , and they can raise Itrger. „ , , .. , W e not so.bad as bis that have been sent to Ship ' Island for the full terra of their time, without j pay ; while others get off with very slight j punishment. * * enough here for half of the Confederate States- The cotton on t h • route was nearly all burned by the rebel army when they came through—- They evacuated this place before our advance got here. Ourgunhoits are now here in the river, and we are just receiving supplies by transports from B:rash\arCity. Two boats have come in to-day. Gen, Weitzel's brigade is about five miles out of town, and we have re ceived orders this afternoon, to be ready to go at a moment's notiee. Don't know where to go, but would not wonder if it was Sbreves- port, the rebel capitol, about 200 miles from here by land. We have just got news that Gen. Hunter wa^ at New Orleans with his army and iron clad gnDboafs. If so, they intend to clean out this I would write some of the incidents Of the last march if I had -time, but I have had t o hur- ry through, this as fast as possible, and have been stopped at leasts dozen times. HENRY DEVENDORF. Letter from Minnesota. AFTOV, June 3, 1863, MESSRS. FfDMPHRiEs& SCARRPFT :---\One-half the world knows not what the other bait does for a living.\ applies only to that f^w that \don't take the papers.-' At least so I think, don't you. For instance, you may wonder how a person born in the Empire State, raised amidst an intelligent people j and enjoying the privileges of a long-settled and thriving coun part of the country ; but I don't think they] try. should be induced to emigrate to a far-off A NEW supply of Pocket Cutlery, Razors, Razor Strops, etc, at the store of C. F. BROOIvb. S etc, a t the store of KEROSENE LANTERNS, URE FIRB A»D NO GO OTT, at • BUTLER, & fflGGlNS.' T HE subscriber would in-orm tho t.uhiic that be has just pnrehviad tholivery of A- S ChambfirUn, and removed his own 4o the Mexico Hotel Ba>-ns and is now pnpi-ed to furnish anytbiog in his lme that may be wanted. Horse*, can tre ordered at taf siore or »t the barn. War upon High Prices IN HASTINGS! P. BORT being thankful for previous patronage, would solicit a continuance in the future, and will here nav that he WILL S'OT 'BE UNDERPOLP: Buying his Goods as he needs them. eons> quenfly Goods lj iving dropped off iu price, he H ready at all tinue-s. to go with the market. I have a good a.--sorfinent of dome-tic Dry Goods, Ready m uleClothing, (Jrocenes inabun'ianee, and for go»d pay will .sell at greatly r- dm-eil prices. Cus- tomers, it is lor'yonr iri.terest to call and examine. Cash paid tor Bdtter, Kggs and Wool. May ^3,1803. a of C. F. BROOKS Periodical Depot. r pHE following t>a|>ers can be had at HALL'S BARBER I ^HOP, on Jofljrson btreet Harpers' Weekly New Vork to Igor, Ballou's Literary Gompan'n Frank Le-lie's Illst'd Paper New York Mercury, Trfte Flag. Subscriptions received for aay of the Now York, Boston. or I?iiilaaeJgh.i$ p*i«»rs. _, J. N. f. KAUJ. can live long at Vicksburg or Port Hudson without the supplies from this section. We found all the corn we wanted on the march, and passed thousands of bushels on single plantations, and that after the whole of our army had passed and supplied themselves and trains. Now for a little item that will be of interest to you. One night before halting, I went on about two miles ahead to look out a camping place. I dime to'a bridge across the bayou, at a good point, as I supposed, for supplies, on which stood a couple of npgroes. I asked one of them, about 30 y* ars old, dressed up pretty well, with a nice silk hat on, what his name was. lie answered. Bob. 'Who do you live with?\ \Master Epes \ Bob and Epes : Sol- omon Norfbrup immediately occurred to me, and I asked him if he ever knew a slave by the name of Piatt. \Oh ! golly, yes, master,\ said he. •'He raised me. I guess I does know him\ He came to our camp at night and proved to be the veritable Bo ,v » of Solomoa Northrup celebrity, and Mla'sa Epes the same mister, and we were then on his plantation, the same that Solomon had worked on sO many yrars. I tried to get Bob-to go with me, he being a very in- telligent darkey ; but he would not on account of his mother, whom, he said, he must now stay with and support. I found on inquiry among the negroes atom* $hat Piatt was a yeiy wild, where the savage roams with the equally ferocious, wild beasts, and where every luxury incident to an old section must be foregone. Yet such is the fascination of a new country that there are always found men pushing ahead and \making claims'Wlaying the founda- tions of a new State, from which their children or grandchildren may likewise emigrate still farther West. \What is it,\ you ask, \that calls man away from all of these privileges, and induces him to undergo, cheerfully^ the many privations ne- cessary in forming a new settlement ?'' I will tell you, that is, I will give you my opinion, though I make no pretensions to knowledge on the subject other than observation. You know a person going to California goes for the pur- pose of getting wealth. Gold is his: end and aim. For this he foregoes the pleasures of society, deprives himself of every luxury, sim- ply a>king enough of the coarsest food to keep body and soul on good terms. Not so the man F ul. call the (nterpfiiing to this locality. (I \mphasize the word enterprising from the fact 'hat the class you meet here are all composed of that stock. You must not come West think ing yon can \surprise the natives,\ for if you don't look out they Will cut your eye-teeth for von.) Land can be bought for $10 per acre within six to ten miles of the Mississippi or St. Croix sivers. without a stone or a stump, and upon which from 25 to 40 bushels of wheat per acre can be raised with very little labor. One man can till more land here than five can in Vork State on an average. This wheat brings \ n ow, at the rivers, from 98c. to $1 per bushel* ^o you see a man with a small amount of cap- ital can soon pay for a farm. The staff of life is very cheap here—flour, meat and vegetables: but sugar, tea and coffee, together with dry soods &©.. cost a trifle more than in New York, Take it all in consideration, a man can live as cheap here as in York State. Labo'r commands a higher price. Farm hands get $25 to $30 per month, and boys can earn $18 to $20. There is also a great scarcity of female help. Girl* 13 and 14 years of age get $2 per week, and a s poon as possible get married. Old maids are snatched up like giugerbread on a Fouth of July. Another reason why Minneso.'a is such a de siraUe State is the purity of the air. Gon- sumpfives come here, to use their own lan- guage, most dead, and in a few years become as ruddy and a s healthy as one need be, the war has taken many of the brave son c and fathers from the field and their place if- tilled by the ever patriotic woman. I have seen a number of them behind the plow or sowing the wheati while the other duties of a wife were necessarily neglected It looks hard, and I mnst'say, that we in Mexico do not begin to feel the privations resulting from the war as they do here. The President, whether with a view of ben efiting the whites or not I can't say, has sent five or six hundred of his valuable contrabands into the State, to be hired out to the poor white man or woman, if they (the whites) can furnish a recommend.- It is customary for the people here to require a recommend instead of giving one ; they don't \see the point/''and demur sadly. But I suppose\'we have got to bear the elephant some way, and we must riot be fastidious. People thank God for taking away the In- dians, and the President for sending up the ne- groes. If the expedition now fitting out at Cg;mp Pope -again-\t the Sioux is successful. Minnesota will be nearly rid of Indians. This list tribe are the most cruel and bloodthirsty (.f any in the North west. Their leader, Little Crow, is a very intelligent looking Indian. judging from hiasfjhotograph taken before the war. He says he will kill every pale face he can. but the half breeds he will pot harm.— Speaking of half-breeds. Iyvill remark, during the early days Of Minnesota, the whites who came up here to trade, many of them took for a wife some fascinating squ%w. Not being willing to desert them, and the customs of so- ciety forbidding amalgamation,' they remained here long after they had jamassed fortunes, which they intended to enjoy in the East.^— Some of the wealthiest m*e\rf)fiafit%^iii St. Paul have squaws for wives, and their children are half breads. But civilization has made some : improvements on them. Wheat, the staple production of Minnesota, looks splendid. I am told by the farmers that if everything goes as well as the prospect promises, the yield will be as large as ever be* fore, if not la-ge-r. Probably 40 bushels to the acre. I see a great many at home are anxiously, inquiring when I shall return, and if at all. To such I would say, I came to Mexico on my own responsibility. I have supported my family by my own exertions, and if I continue to retain ray reason, what little I have, I shall endeavor to attend to my own business; and i t they will do likewise, they Will probably make more money. I entertain no particular affection for a Community that has sought to injure me by the vile tongue of slander and deliberate lies, I only intend this for a few. They themselves know who it is; If I leave Mexico I shall pay every man his dues; so they need have no fears. Pardon me, Messrs. Editors and readers, for mentioning this subject, but common justice to myself demands it. As soon as I get a little time I will send you some views of Minnesota scenery. I never saw more romantic places in my life. Fairy lakes, high bluflfe, beautiful cascades and water falls, are met with all around. There may b e better land, niore healthy climate, or grander scenery, but if there is I never saw nor read of i t on the American continent. Wild game is plenty. I can go two miles from this village-—although it is right on the river and well Bettled—aud in 1£ miles in extent, see two or three deer most any day. We have trout in abundance. I saw a party yesterday from. Wisconsin, going up the river to St. Croix Falls to have a week's fishing. I presume they will have a good time, for each man bad a demijohn in bis care. .1 think some of going into the frontier, to be gone a few weeks, If I do, I will have some- thing of more Interest to write about. Good bye for the present. B. From the 110th Regiment, We obtain, saya the Palladium, from Hon* E B. Talcott, who has just returned from a visit to New Orleans, the following interesting details in respect to the 110th Reg 7 t,,whi<5h we publish for the benefit of those having friends in that regiment. During the expedition into the Tescb country, the regiment was temporarily divided. Com- panies A. B. E. and L under the command of Mnjor Hamilton, being on the 20th of May, on t%eir way back to New Orleans, from Whence they were to go np the river to Baton Rouge and Port Hudson. This portion of the reg r t could not have reached Port Hudson in time who comes to the beautiful We^t, Bis dream j to take part in the late battle Which took place is not of wealth, but all be asks is a ho%ie for j on the 2Tth and 28th of May, and Mr. t. left himself and the dear ones dependent upon him. An industrious man can get a home in the East, you say. Be i t s o ; but not such a home as is offered on the broad prairies of the West. The cheapness of land, and the natural facil ities for transportation, together with the fact that the productions of the soil are *> bottnti- New Orleans on the afternoon of the 2ith when Major Hlliiilton's command had not arrived there. The balance of the regiment, under Col. Sage, was o n the Red River, on their way to some point above Port Hudson. They J>r^b> ably reached their destination before the late battle, and may have taken pa^t in it, L>. Col. Smith, is at New Orleans, and acting Adj't Gen. on Gen. Emory's staff—Gen. E. being in temporary command at New Orleans. Banks and Sherman are in the field. Lt. Col. Smith hae nearly regained his usual health, though not strong enough to join the regiment. He is anxious to be with the regiment, and will join it as soon as his health will.perffiit. Capt. Fellows was at New Orleans on sick leave, but was improving rapidly, and would join his command in a few days. Lieut's Hasfcin, Setts, Halter, Kehoe, and Assistant Surgeon Huntington, were at Brashear city, with about 114 men of the 110th, in the convalescent camp, all too unwell for active duty, but improving. The two divisions of the regiment were to unite at Port Hudson. While at New Orleans, Mr. Talcott, in com- pany with Lt. Col. Smith, visited the three principal hospitals in the city, and saw and talked Wi.h all the members of the 110th in those hospitals. He took the names of the'pa- tients as he eaw them, and a memorandum of their diseases and condition, as stated by them- selves, which we give below. Theee men were in the Barracks Hospital (5 miles north of the city,) Charity and University Hospitals, in the city. There were also a few of the 110th in the St. James and MariueHospitals, which Mr. T. was prevented from visiting, by his own illnesa. Fhe!followiog is a list of those found in Hos\ pitals: IN BARRACKS HOSPITAL. Samuel Doane, Port Ontario; had fever, nearly well. Geo. D. Bartlett ,Constantia j diarrhoea,doing well. John Erskine, S. Richland j diarrboaa, dis- charge ordered. A. G. Downer, Orwell; diarrhoea, up and around but Weak, Horace Parker, Orwell j diarrhoea, quite sipk. , • . Wm. Caswell, Orwell; diarrhoea, doing well IN CHARITY HORPITAL. Orvin Fitch, Constantia; rheumatism, nearly well. Geo. W. Myers, Orwell; had typhoid fever, recovered but weak. John M. Burch, Orwell; had fever and diar- rhoea, nearly well. Morris M- Bowen, Albion; diarrhoea, im- proving. Cb. Pettingale, Parish j typhoid fever, quite -iek, but improving. * John A. Lane, Constantia ; well. Chas Hazen, \ well* Joel Chesby, Hastings, typhoid fever, im* proving. E. F. Crozier, Mexico, fever, well but weak. John L. Parks, Hannibal,inflamation pf-Iungs, &c. sick but sits up. S. Wiltsie, Hannibal, diarrhoea.fimproving. C. Rice, Amboy, fever, getting well. James Peters, debility, nearly well. I. Rood, Williamstown, discharged. IX rj.NTVERSITr^.HOSPITAL. H. D. Bliss, Mexico, disease of heart, inv> proves when quiet. J. P. Thomas, Albion, lameness, up. Geo. V. Petter, So. Richland, debility, up but not improving. Hiram Wider, dlarr. and loss of voice,'up but not improving. Geo. S. Edgett, Orwell, rheumatism and diarr. sits up but feeble, P. Dunbar, disease of lungs, quite ill. L. Barrus, Orwell, nurse in hospital. L. Ballard, Mexico, disease of lungs, up but Jll. D. W. Hard, Mexico, nurse in hospital. P. W. Walsworth, Mexico, diarrhoea and rheumatism, quite sick. L. H. Tompkins, Scriba, diarrhosa, up but not improving. Alex. Guile, Scriba ; rheumatism, up, but n« better. i A. B. Shaver, Amboy, had fever, nearly well. N. Mowers, Amboy, diarr. and piles, up, no better. T. H. Marsh, Amboy, lameness, up. 0. H. Gardner, Parish, nurse in hospital. Geo, Rowland, Hannibal, had fever, has diarr. up but weak, R. Armstrong, fever and diarr. improving. O Eggleston,\Hastings rheumatism. J. Mansfield, Richland, lame knee, up. Wm. Johnson, Constantia, rheumatism and diarr. confined to room. ** H. H. Mondee, Mexico, heart disease, improv- ing. E. A, Halleck, Mexico, had fever, has diarr.* gaining. ,• E. Taylor, Hannibal, diarr., nearly well W.Brannan, Hannibal, diarrhoea, improving. W. H. Baker, Hannibal, diarrhoea, op and improving. W. M. Cheever, Mexico, had fever, has diarr., up and gaining. D. Turo, West Monroe } deafness, well other- wise. T. Allen, Albion j diarrhoea, and palpita- tion of heart, up. F. B Custor, Amboy ; been lame, mlh G.-Noble, Hastings ;. purse in Hospstal. G. Oakly, Hannibal f diarrbepa, up. M.'Ottman, Hastings; disease of kidneys, nearly well. « N. J, Chase, Pulaski j diarrhoea, up and gaining. RubenSparrowk, Amboy; rheumatism up. The following have recently died in hospi- tal : William Wilson, April 4th. R. Carter, Co. D, April 11th. George Snow, Co. E, March 28th. W. Wheeler, Co. C t April 19th. H. Rogers (sergeant Co. D,) April 25th. H. Russel, Co. G. in April. D. Rhodes, Co. F, April 21st. Of the deaths, the three first named occurred in Charity Hospital, and the last four in Uni- versity Hospital. The hospitals appear to be well conducted and good attention given to the patients. They are well ventilated and cleanly, and well tup- plied with nurses and physicians.. Of these above named, there is quite a number who should be and probably are already discharged as not likely to be ableto return to duty._ A list of these was prepared by Col. Smith, and handed to Dr. Townsendi one of the medical in- spectors at New Orleans, who promised to ex* amine them immediately and discharge all who, from the nature of their disease or the length of their confinement, should be sent home. Col. Smith, who is in New Orleans, and who gives every possible attention to the-wants of theregimenti will Ho doubt see that this ft promptly attended to, andthemen wioarenot likely to be of further *eryice in th*field, Will be sent home to their' families and friends, : —-From Tennessee we have information thfil' Gen, Pergram's forces are :k% t 3Ioitfi(?ell%,«Jgp* beringfroaa, 5^000 to ^000. \ t jiti'Ei^ifitt there a%e supposed to be.\|2^.p ft #%f-»'»w#'-ii

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