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****************The Daily True Delta, New Orleans, La., Sat., Sept. 29, 1860****************

Latest From Arizona and Sonora.- By way of St. Louis we have later intelligence from Arizona and Sonora.-

An Indian Scout.- Lieutenant Lord, first dragoons, passed through Tubac a few days since, with his detachment of company D, on his way to Fort Buchanan. Lieut. L. and several of his men were suffering with the ague, which was the cause of his returning so soon from the scout. After scouting for several days along the San Pedro and in the vicinity of Fort Breckinridge, he struck a trail, which he followed about thirty miles, when he overtook a party of Indians, who ran into a dense thicket on the bank of the river, leaving all their stock and plunder. One Indian was killed and several wounded. The Indians, as before reported, are very troublesome on the San Pedro and around Fort Breckinridge. The settlers on the San Pedro, driven from their ranches, are concentrated at the house of Messrs. Hill and Mattison, some eight miles below the overland mail station, on the river. They have fortified the place, and are determined to use every effort to maintain their ground and preserve the remainder of their crops form wanton destruction.

A New Reservation.- It is reported that Dr. Steek, agent for the Apache Indians, is about to establish a reservation on the Gila, at Santa Lucia, for the Mescalero and Chirieahui Apaches.
Crops In Mesilla Valley.- I am also told that the crops in the Mesilla Valley will be very short, not more than half the average crop. This is in consequence of the scarcity of water for irrigating purposes. The Rio Grande has been lower this season than for several years previously.

Sonora.- The Massacre at the Mines.- The committee appointed by the meeting of August 5th, in the Sonoita Valley, to correspond with the authorities of Sonora in reference to the escaped criminals engaged in the massacre at the San Pedro mines have received a reply from the Prefect of Magdalena, under date of August 21, from which I extract the following”

“The Governor of Sonora has approved the measures I had taken for the apprehension of the murderers of parties at the San Pedro mines, and request me to inform the inhabitants of your territory that he is highly indignant at the crime perpetrated, and has already taken measures for its punishment without prior instigation: that he has given orders in all directions for the pursuit and apprehension of the murderers, and he imposes on himself the duty of finding means to satisfy the public vengeance, without violating the stipulations of public law. At the same time he states that he has received an official report from the Prefect of Arispe of having apprehended several of the assassins at Banamichl; that the stolen goods which can be recovered will be sent to Fort Buchanan; and he request me to give assurances of his sincere desire to punish and repress such awful crimes committed by Mexican citizens; but, at the same time, he hopes the same will be duly reciprocated on the part of American citizens and that our rights will, in all cases, be respected.”


Key West, Intelligence.- The Key West correspondent of the Charleston Mercury, under date 13th inst., writes:
The bark William, of whose contemplated leaving without authority, as well as rescue from her piratical master, and crew, an account has been published, took her authorized departure on the 28th inst. for Mobile. The captain and his two mates are in jail, having fully committed for trial by Commissioner Brown.


The Mississippi and Tennessee Railroad.- We learn from Niles Merriweather, chief engineer on our railroad, (says the Panola Star) that the track will be ready for the cars to the next station below Oakland by the middle of next month. He says the entire road to Granada will be finished by the first of March next. The bridge now being built by the company at Granada will be the best structure of the kind in the state. It is six hundred feet long, built of iron, resting upon stone piers- the stone being brought from North Alabama. The embankment, across the bottom, is twenty-five feet high, and without any tressel-work in it. The road connects Memphis direct with the New Orleans and Great Northern Railroad, and is expected to restore to Memphis the position lost by the construction of the Mobile and Ohio Road, via Grand Juction. {oh the battles fought over this railroad! D.U.}


Perilous Balloon Descent.- [Mr. Wise in a balloon from Petersburg, after ascending to a height of nearly a mile, and about fourteen miles from Richmond, tried to land in an open field, when at about 1,000 feet the balloon ripped open and fell. Mr. Wise jumped up into the netting above the basket to avoid the shock. The balloon crashed violently with terrible force, throwing the professor backwards over the basket, striking his back on the rim. He was nearly knocked senseless, and was not able to move for nearly half an hour. Mr. Wise was not seriously injured.]


Coroner’s Investigation: The jury of inquest in the case of Dr. Williams, rendered a verdict of manslaughter and committed to trial. He was admitted to bail upon giving bond of $5000. The examination before Recorder Adams takes place to-day. [Dr. Williams hit a slave, a small boy, on the head with his cane, killing him- see September 25, posting]


Dreadful Tragedy- Horrible Murder of a whole Family by the Husband and Father.- A correspondent of the Nashville Banner writes from Fosterville, Rutherford county, on the 23d as follows.

On the last night we had one of the most horrible murders committed in our neighborhood that has ever occurred in any civilized land. The circumstances I give below: Mr. Merritt Stovall, residing two miles from this depot, and twelve miles from Murfreesboro, returned home from work at one of the neighbors, and during the night murdered his family (except one son) consisting of his wife and four children, and then cut his own throat and jumped into a sink containing water and finished himself by drowning. He murdered his family by knocking some in the head with an axe, and splitting some of their heads open, and afterwards cutting their throats with a razor. It is thought that all that saved the life of the remaining boy was his being absent at the time. The cause for this horrible deed is thought to the insanity. He seemed to think his family were going to starve, although he was quite able to support them.

Texas Intelligence.-

No Fight.- The editors of the two Austin papers, who started to the Cherokee Nation, some time ago, ostensibly to fight a duel, have returned without settling their little difficulty either by a fight or an amicable adjustment. They exchanged billets instead of bullets, and were arrested at Sherman…

Incendiarism.- The Lone Star, of Hallettsville, contains a letter from M. L. Newsom, merchant of Columbus, detailing the particulars of an attempt to set his store on fire on the 10th inst. The attempt was frustrated by the clerk of the store shooting the offender before he accomplished his purpose. He made his escape.

Railroad Facilities.- The necessity of railroads that will penetrate the interior of the state, is quite forcibly illustrated by the annexed extract form the Indianola Bulletin.
Large quantities of merchandise arrive daily and the supplies for the interior accumulate in the warehouses faster than the trains of wagons, constantly loading, can take them away. Large orders from the country cannot be filled for the want of transportation. One merchant informed us to-day that he could load 125 wagons for San Antonio alone, at liberal prices for the hauling.


Telegraphed to the True Delta.- Incendiaries were leaving northern Texas in large numbers, and going, it was supposed to the territory of Kansas and the State of Missouri.


In Earnest.- The indications are that the Spanish government is in earnest in its desire to put an end to the slave traffic in its colonies. It is stated that orders have been given by the Spanish government for the immediate construction of ten war steamers, destined to suppress the slave trade and for the defence of Cuba.


Fire.- About seven o’clock last night a fire broke out in the rear of a grocery store on Corondelet walk, between Claiborne and Derbigny streets. The firemen were at their work in the shortest space of time possible, after the alarm was given, but the premises, besides four or five other frame buildings, were destroyed before the flames were checked. The loss probably amounts to about ten thousand dollars.


Resisting the Fugitive Slave Law.- A case of resistance to the fugitive slave law occurred at Iberia, Morrow County, Ohio, on the 20th inst. After a negro had been captured by the United States marshal and his deputies, and after examination, had been remanded to the custody of his master, one of the deputies was assailed by a crowd of armed negroes and white men, his clothes torn from his body, his warrant and money taken from him, and an attempt made to hang and shoot him. Finally his hair was cut short, and he was allowed to depart, leaving the negro behind him.


Wednesday, the 26th, at Mobile, was a regular old fashioned August scorcher. The Advertiser says “if this state of things lasts, we will have to put away our woolens and don our linen garments again.”


**********************New York Times********************************

It is now ascertained, we believe, beyond a peradventure, that Gen. WALKER was executed on the 12th inst., as stated in yesterday's TIMES. The British war-steamer Gladiator brought the news to New-Orleans, together with the remnant of WALKER'S "army." Ten shots, it is stated, were fired at him, amid the cheers of the native, and he was afterwards buried by foreigners. Col. RUDLER has escaped with a sentence to four years' imprisonment.

In our Supplement will be found a great variety of political intelligence from various sources, giving a reflex of the feelings entertained in all sections relative to the great movement which is now agitating the country. Prominent among this intelligence are a great variety of utterances on the subject of Disunion, and the probable consequences which would follow a disruption of the Confederacy. In this connection the opinions entertained at the South with regard to the numerous Wide-Awake organizations among the Republicans at the North will attract attention.

Senator SEWARD delivered an address in Leavenworth, Kansas, on Thursday last, to an audience numbering five or six thousand. He expressed his gratification at being able to address the citizens of Kansas on their own soil, and then proceeded to a discussion of the issue involved in the first struggles in the Territory between the advocates of Slavery and Freedom, asserting his belief that had the course of Freedom failed in Kansas, Slavery would have swept the whole country West to the Pacific. With the failure of Slavery there, however, the campaign had virtually ended, and the Territories would be free. He closed with a high compliment to the people of Kansas for their firmness in their struggle, and said that the lovers of Freedom would hereafter "come up to Kansas as they go up to Jerusalem."

Senator DOUGLAS reached Indianapolis on Thursday, and was received in the usual manner by a large deputation of his friends. Yesterday he addressed a State mass meeting, which is represented by the telegraph to have been the largest assembly of the Democracy seen in Indiana since 1856. The procession, one feature of which was a young lady dressed as the Goddess of Liberty, was one hour in passing a given point. The number present was variously estimated at from thirty-five to a hundred thousand -- quite a wide range. Mr. DOUGLAS' address was of the same character as those which have preceded it, and embodied a severe denunciation of Mr. BRECKINRIDGE and his followers. He alluded to a series of questions propounded to him in the Indiana Journal, and refused to answer them.

The speech of Hon. HENRY WINTER DAVIS, a telegraphic abstract of which we gave in yesterday's TIMES, we reproduce in full this morning.

The Prince of Wales, on Thursday afternoon, inaugurated the Western Academy of Arts at St. LOUIS, and in the evening received a serenade from the entire Fire Department of the city. Yesterday morning he left for Cincinnati on a special train. The Executive Committee having the matter of the ball in this City in charge have addressed a circular to the General Committee, stating that the money subscribed for the ball will not he adequate to defray the expenses, and asking for further subscriptions.

It is understood that Attorney-General BLACK, since the delivery of the opinion under which Secretary FLOYD made the award to DE GROOT, the particulars of which the readers of the TIMES are sufficiently acquainted with -- has changed his views with reference to the legality of this matter, under the strong light which has been brought to bear upon it, and will soon deliver a supplemental opinion, showing that DE GROOT is not entitled to anything. Meantime we publish the first opinion, under which it was decided that DE GROOT was entitled to damages.

The fears entertained relative to the fate of the schooner St. Mary's, which was supposed to have been lost on the same night with the Lady Elgin, are now confirmed. It is positively certain that she foundered, and that all on board, eleven persons including the crew, lost their lives. One of her boats has drifted ashore near Chicago, and a body found has been identified as that of one of the crew.

An accident occurred yesterday on the Pennsylvania Railroad, which might have been a great deal more serious in its consequences, but which was sufficiently so to a large number of persons who were placed in jeopardy. Three cars of a train which ran off the track near Greensburgh, were precipitated over an embankment some eighteen or twenty feet, and twenty passengers were injured, though none of them fatally.

The Episcopal Convention was engaged during most of yesterday in considering a number of amendments to the canons, the final conclusion on which was, that they should he decided upon at the next Convention. The annual address of the Bishop was delivered, the most noticable feature of which was that relating to the visit of the Prince of Wales. The Bishop thought the visit would, promote unity and harmony between the two nations. It was intended to hold an evening session, but in the excitement occasioned by the introduction of a resolution relating to Slavery, debate on which was choked "off by parliamentary tactics," the Convention adjourned sine die, leaving a large amount of unfinished business.

The second day's races of the Fall meeting took place yesterday on the Fashion Course. The first race was mile heats, for $3,000, in which Belle Americaine, Avalanche and Young Revenue -- two years old -- ran; Belle Americaine won the first heat in 1:58 1/4; Avalanche winning the second and third heats and race in 1:56 1/2 -- 1:59 3/4. The second race was between Aurora and Fleeting Moments, mile heats, for $600, and was won by Aurora in 1:55 -- 1:55. The third race was between Throgg's Neck and Muddy Coon, three mile heats, $2,000, and was won after a fine contest, by Throgg's Neck, in 5:51 1/2 and 5:55 1/2.

Detectives RAYNOR and VAN WAGNER, of Brooklyn, last evening received direct from Belgium the plates used in the manufacture of counterfeit Haytian money, a large quantity of which has been circulated in Hayti within the last three years. These officials arrested, in July last, a man named ADRIAN HARCQ, a Belgian, aged 30, in the act of selling $15,000 worth of this counterfeit money for $500 to the mate of the brig Baltimore, then lying at the Catharine Ferry, Brooklyn, and about to sail for Port-au-Prince. In his possession they found dies and other materials for printing, $100,000 of the counterfeit money, and a large quantity of prepared paper. The paper it appears was made in Belgium, and the accused was induced to give an order for the plates used in its manufacture to make the water lines and stamps. These were the dies received last evening, and the whole speculation is thus broken up. HARCQ is now in Kings County jail awaiting examination.