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****************The Daily True Delta, New Orleans, La., Sunday, September 16, 1860***********

Brief Mention.- To Join Garibaldi.

It has already been announced that Gen. Wheat has gone over the water to take part in the Neapolitan struggle for liberty.
We understand that Col. Lockridge sails in a few weeks for the Straights of Messina, to render “aid and comfort” to the great Italian Liberator. The Colonel, it is said, has some forty thousand dollars worth of Sharp’s Minnie rifles and Colt’s revolvers, which were to have been used in the Arizona expedition. He intends shipping these arms to the renowned chief, and in order to see that they arrive safe, will go himself as a volunteer in the cause of Italian redemption. Some of our wealthy merchants, we learn, are ready to back him in this patriotic mission.

One thing is pretty sure, if Garibaldi receives American aid, the Spanish Bourbons will be taught a new lesson in warfare. The daring and energy of our filibusteros will astonish the natives, to a certain.


A Clerical Disunionist.- Rev. Phillip P. Neely has turned fire-eater. In an address recently delivered in Livingston, Alabama, in behalf of the Nashville Publishing House, he uttered sentiments which would set Yancey in a tremor of delight.
The Reverend gentlemen had better stick to his text and his- well no matter. We do not wish to talk of the Nashville and Mobile affairs of some years since. We have had enough of politico-religious stuff at the North. So far, our Southern preachers have kept silent, if we except Mr. Hilliard who must mix politics with religion. That weakness seems an inherent part of his nature.


Distress Among Indians.- The Department at Washington is in receipt of information from the superintendent of the Indians with the Territories of Kansas and Nebraska, stating that on account of drouth the crops have failed. He suggests that, on account of starvation, their annuities may be supplied by provisions. It will be remembered that these Indians intended to live by their crops, as they have abandoned hunting; but their crops failing, it has thrown them into a state of complete starvation.


Mobile.- We extract from the Register the annexed:

The Town.- Our city is beginning to assume its fall aspect. The streets are filled with lively, busting crowds, plainly indicating that business has commenced. Several vessels have arrived, bringing goods for our home merchants and those in the interior; and with the railroad, and the rivers in good boating order, our merchants are rapidly forwarding supplies to traders and planters in the up country. At home, our business men are making preparations for an early opening of the fall trade.
Our Threatre.- We take pleasure in noting to those “whom it many concern,” in city and country, that the new Theatre, on the corner of Conti and Royal streets, is rapidly progressing towards completion. Mr. Duffield and Mr. McLeane are now in New York, making arrangements for the usual “stock company,” and the necessary paraphernalia incident to a well appointed theatre. Arrangements are also making for the appearance, regularly, of a succession of “stars” in our theatrical firmament.
Boat Race.- On the 24th of this month a match will be siled between the yachts Vesper and H. T. Rigby, for $1000. The boats are to sail over a tri-angular course of fifteen miles- the match to be decided off Point Clear.


A case was decided on Saturday last in the third district court, New York, which involved the constitutionality of a city ordinance against street preaching. A man named Falconer was arrested for lecturing on temperance in the Park, and being taken before the justice he demanded a trial by jury. The jury decided in effect that the ordinance in question was in violation of free speech, and that the defendant must be discharged.

Later From New Mexico.-

Arrival of the Overland Mail.-

Fort Smith, Ark., Sept. 15, The Overland California mail, bringing advices from San Francisco to the 27th ult., arrived to-day.
The news from the Pacific by this arrival has been anticipated by the Pony Express at St. Joseph, Mo.
Among the passengers who came by the mail coach was Col. Titus, U.S.A.

A number of Mexican Guerillas made an incursion into the State of Texas, and stole 35 mules.
The Indians of New Mexico are again very troublesome. The mail from Morilla to Santa Fe was attacked by a band of Navajo Indians, who killed the conductor and driver. The mail and coach were entirely destroyed.
The Indians stole 400 mules from From Fort Craig.


Manufactures At the South.- Some years ago a German, casting about for a chance to exercise his Teutonic pluck, devised a scheme for establishing an iron foundry in Mississippi. The field promised to require his whole stock of the quality in question, and he set about it with a good will. From a small beginning be built up not only a large and flourishing foundry, but even a manufacturing village, called HANDSBORO after himself. From this place the enterprising German has sent a little manufacturing colony over into Louisiana, and has established another foundry much nearer New Orleans, his great market. His work is satisfactory to his customers, they declare his machinery equal to the best which they can get form the Middle States, and the whole enterprise now seems to be well established on a firm and sure foundation. The only blemish in the undertaking is, that it owes its success to industry and enterprise not native to the soil where the work is carried on….


********************The Courier, New Orleans, La.***************************

Affray Between Slaves.- The slave George, belonging to Mr. Adams, was locked up last night, in the First District, for breaking the arm of his wife, also a slave. He was arrested by citizen Hackett.