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on as the li
S ting, had
hbavef'st their abodes,
en .&-vated stand'iitfome cen
incoimatindi a view of each.
T otaiot, whe oekoked at the
Wastisene -escribed, that ter manly eyes
would not have dimmed with the tears of
dIir while they dropped the veil of die
gust, to shut out the scene from their Raze.
Od in turning "men. it, to the former,
would not the tears of griefchange to those
of joy? Yes, methinks their noble hearts
wbuld swell with delight, while they look
ed at the lovely sene beneath; and the
thunder of their mighty voices as they as
-cended from that spot, would send back
the echo, as they receded, it was for these,
and such as these, we bled and died. The
price was great, but the boon was much
I shall view its efects, in one other in
stance, and that is the influence it exerts on
us as a nation. Do we not see atdent spir
its used at the ballot box, the only safe
guard to American liberty, as a seductive
and corrupiing means over our common
citizens. 'Isthisnotsapping the very foun
dation of out govermment I If then we find,
our common citiSes-ithus-corrupted by it,
4ow much more may we expect to find
'our Repreentativ sit. wbo have used it
fo such purposes; especia:Iy whea we
consider that they can turn their eorrup
tion to their own atgrandizemetq. Thus
wo ''e that ardent spirits is one of the
grand causes of that corruption in our to
vernment, which we have heard so often
complained of. And as an evidence of this
fact, I need only cite you to our late Pro
sidential canvass. in which grog-shops and
brandy barrels, were callel, or nick-named
log cabins and cider barrels. Light as this
may seem to you, my audience, it bum
bugged a- large majortly of the people of
he United States.
Again, let us look at the influence it ex
erts on the finances of the conotry .it is
oecessary that we should do so to arrive at
a proper estimate of the injuries we suffer
by it. The amount of money taken from
us yearly, for the purchase of foreign wines
and spirits, is immense. I de: not know
the precise annual amount. but suffice at
to say, that it is of sufficient magnitude to
have educated the indigent of our couutr..
and if the amount that has been thus ex
pended for the last 20 or 25 years. had been
appropriated to this end, the United States
vould this day, have taken the highest
tnd amongst the ntaions in point of liter.
etore. and instead of what ve are now cal
led on to witness, at no great distances on
our public bighways and in our villages,
booses erected for the vending of ardent
spirits with their pitiful retinue of proso
lytes around them, we would see literary
seminaries lifting their noble fronts its
splendid majesty, illed with learned in
mates, dispeusin;g that knowledge which
is a blessing to him who gives and him
svho receives; spreading far and wide
those glorious results that are inseperable
from iuformation. - ..--- - -
from the sale of ardent spirits, and the
time spent to puirchase, conisamet and re
cover from its effecte had been spent in
inter-nal improvement, to use the language
of a distingui-mled, hut lamented statesman,
it would have gradironed our country with
rail roads frum the seabord to the muoun
taine, and I will further add, tunn. lled the
latter. introducinig the plains o either side,
dispensing their mutual henefias. And'
further, to use the lengunge of the great
machinist, Stevenson, when treating ou
steamn, by its aid men would be able to
- travel as though they wero mounted on
-theo pigeon's wing, anid thot :oat sochezip
a rats, that it would be in the power of ali
moat every individual to av'ail himself ut
t he travelling privilege.
From this picture, mny audience, we see
what we now are, and what we might havec
been, bad it nut been fur the use uS ardent
have now gone throuh withmyfe
ble expose of the haleful celiects ofC urdlent
spirits. I have begun first with mayself,
showing the influence it has exertedl over
my person and conduct. Then on the in
dividual who persists in its use ; its elfieets
on him and his family Then otn assa
tions of a more extensive character. And
lastly, the influence it has exerted on us as
a nation. And in portraying these, I thc
lieve I have not used too high coloirs t and
if I am correct, it is highs time wse should
all wake up to the subject. man, woman,
and child; rising in our might, nd dechar
jn8 an unqualified warfare againtt so com
imond and destructive an enemy-.
But perhaps some are ready to say, you
have given the worst possible acrount of
its effects. I deny it. I have refr-ined
from leading you into the most degaradling
scenes of starvation, and also forebore to,
roll back the curtain that sbuts out thte imst
ghastly subjects of its ravages.
Let us now inquire of its advocates, is hat
good has it ever done ? I challenge them
to produce one single instance where ar
dent spirits have ever exerted a salutary
effect on a healthy man. It cannot be
done. Tihen if there are so many reasons
against, and none in its favor, let my con
jure you to rid yourselves of it.
Were you constitutiontally a drunkard ?
No. What then has brought you to be
one ? I unfortunately at an early period of
my life fell into association with those who
used ardent spirits as a social beverage. I
them took it for fashion sake. This soon
led me to take It for appetite sake, and
that abppetite oon became like the horse
leeh, hemor itgo, te naore it wanted.
- it has sever cried enough; and has redue
ed me from the vigor of manhood to the
mean wreteb you now behold! Let this
it not, taste it not, handle it not, forit isean
g selea shing..and one which youicannou
asiper with without it leavaga stain.
- ordofadmoiUion to pret Fa
ot~U asp in the habit of using ar
pntly, let me con.
~dthin desist.y 1(
o hildren. Does not thae ch
ablieve lWhat its fathJrdoe li righ
den men of.superior judgmentar.'
YOurselfeenvince them to the contraryy
No. Remember this. [t is tight it should
be so, ror without such an influence pa
rents would have much more trouble in
the government of their children. But this
only increases your responsibilily, and
should make you more guareled in your
conduct before them. Remember you will
be called on before long, to give an account
of your stewardship, eh! solemn thought!
How ofien am I made to shudder, when I
reflect on the responsibility of parents, and
see them slumbering over them! Let me
persuade you this day, to arise and aban
don the errors you have been led into, to
the saving of yourselves and families.
To you fathers, -vho are not in the ha
bit of using ardent spirits to excess, but keep
it about your houses as a social beverage,
spreading it on your board when any of
your friends favor you with a visit; invit
ing and joining them in the use of it ; you
may have full coutrol over yourselves; it
may neser injure you personally. but re
member the influence this course of con
duct exerts overyour children. They sce
you tolerate its use, and they also evince a
disposition to join in. which disposition is
indulged. This is repeated .ime after time
until their taste is formed for it, and not
having that control oser themselves you
have, you will ultimately have the morti
fication of seeing your children drunken
sots, and you will necessarily have to re
flect on yourselves as being accessary to
their condition. Let me persuade you then
to expel it from your house, and after you
have done so. reason % ith your children
about its miseratile eflects. then if they fall
virtims to it, your skirts are clear. and you
willouly have to mourn that it is so, which
I think will lie enough for anly parent.
A wvord to you mothers. Seize on the
first dawn of discrinination you discover
in your infants mitnl. to inculcate thoste
;lorious principles of virtue, morality. tent -
perance and religion, which are so ensen
tial to make them dutiful children. respect
able men and women, and good father, mo
thers, husbands, wives and citizons. First
impressions are the most lasting. .Mother-,
on you depend. in a great measure, what
manner of man your son shall be. Let
me then inipress it on your minds. and
persuade you to he careful in the discharge
of your duty to your children. Remember
if you sow ibe seeds of those princtples at
an early day. my word for it, you will reap
the sweet fruits its your old age, that time
of all others, when you stand in most need
of your children' aflectionaste aid and so
lace. Yes, your children will-be a conso
lation to you in your afflictions, and even
in your expiting mnoments.
In conclusion, let me offer a few remarks
to the female part of my audience. Who
should be more interested than you in the
great cause of temperance? None. Tem
perance is at war with the very tenderness
of your nature. It is your sex who suffers
the most from its degrading and brutal ef
feet. Exert then the grand induence you
possess to expel it from our common country.
Let me persuade you to rise in your might,
and use your influence again.t it. You
can do mourb to bring about a ref'ormation
than t very thing else of a worldly charuc
ter. Let thoso wsho make light of you,
intluence, who wi4ll; let them calLjgLJ
naakNariertv:Ji. zert iTben. Dscouu- I
icuance those who live in the habit or itn
temperamnce, especially the rising genera
tion, and I will riek any thing abort of tsiy
salvatiou, you will see the waomk of refor
mation accomnpany your determined andI
resolute action. Your situation calls you
into1 action. I conjure you to act, antd the
reformer and reformed n"ill both glory in
the act. The time is fully come whben we
should all take a decided staud against its
ravages. It really seems e-imial ons our
part for us to remain inactive on this subt
jece, when we see so many of our fellow
beinigs, falling vichims to its ravages in ev
ery direction. Le-t us unite in societies as
the moust ef'ectual means of resisting it.
Let us lay our shoulders to the wheels of
the great car of reform, and roll it, and
roll at, until we cru'sh the monster under
its mighty v heels, or have driven it far bo
yonad ah. e'in had pat of the glube, and
as we roll give our reason,. thuts,
We hate luitmperane because God
We lovc Temperatnce be-cause God loves
WVe hate intemsp--rance because is is un
Irienuly to mant.
We love Tiemtperancc because it is friend
ly to mast.
We hb'e lntemiperance biecause- it is ont
friendly to the peace and harmony o1 fatm
We love Temperance biecause it is friend
ly to, and prmtlutes elhe peace of famlilies
We base lintmperance because it is un
friendly to good governmeincts.
WVe love Temupe-ranice because it losters
and perpetuastes good governments.
We haste lutemoperance because it is
ruinsous to, buto bud, and 'soul.
We luo Temipcrance because is is bene
ticial to both sosul and body.
We hate Intemperance because it quali
fies man for mischief.
Comeo then, I conjure you all, old and
young, put your names so this ptedge, and
exert your influence against Intemperance
and it-, hellish ravages, trusting to God for
A Newo ProjectaIe.-Is is stated that M1r.
Cult, the celebrated inventor of she reveal
ving pistol, has been ensgaged for some
time, under the authority of the Secretary
of thme Navy, in mnaking experiments in
guns. pistols. shells, bombhs, and other in
struments of war. Mr. Colt has just
made a discovery of a new projectile by
which he can, with a single steamer, de
fend the harbor of New York against a
whole fleet of British ships and steamers.
It is said he can ignite a destructive shell
under wvater, at ste distance of men miles
in a few seconds. The principle is foun
ded on that of time electric fluid.-Phila
lmportarst Rumor.-There was a rumor
circulating in Waishington on Mondlay,
that the President had determined so send
in to C.on5rces a message, recommndin6
iht h - -
lan1ce 14 ith N. - i -
ing . o 4
pointe '. , -t
Kasson- A.:m ;., ..- -
was dies ; i -.ainft -.,t ,1
tionedwir: - J
worn .. -- e
mud a bre.-. ,,, ieb had betsn
given tin his wire pre tolber marrage,
sl or wbich hie hong we e under the
proviions of the law: ruiiting -a bank
pont (5 * we. r. - "r s
rupt to retain his we , apparel
ease wa argued, on :. if r. Kasson,
oy Mr. John P. Cam l. -bo con.ider
A-d that she framers of theim intended men
io retain such articles a they had been in
hoe habit owearing. Healnded to former
times, when it was an frr.meti to bear
butcikle... swor.Js and otrige4rticles, which
were considered indisp Ieable to dress.
The Court decided thaton i assi6"er Kas
fully citpowered to demandl a surrender
of the bankrupt's effect4'1eaving with him
such aJ ho considered, proper. i the
bankrupt or the crediters t agrieved hv
te Ugnee in this respas they ere a-t
liberty to present .the- so the notice of
ihe court. Witha v ald, obtain a spe
cial decision from t u.i to sect
The Court ,64 6icde ta the ssie ct.
Mr. Campbell oee to the jewery e
iag taken -hy the assi ad Judge bet s
will probably gIv is- this forenoon.
"Gen. Santord stat dgt he had a sim
ilar case, and was ofopg thatjeweller
owned by a wi'e previous other warriae
was not liable for her hel*nd' debts."
"[Thal isin important ntbjece several
)f the petitioners statinijnii sched u les
i large amount of jpiewi ry owned by
their wives previous to heir marriage.
rhat of Mr. John H. Caer, for ilsance
a diamaond rings, &e. Is 1o.000.)"
Ten thousand dollars i'iliamond nags,
ke.! Truly this .1Mr.J H. Coster is to be
Aitied. A bankrupt whih t$, thousand
follars worth of diamond ring,' &c. and
af course ten thousand 11follars more of
vines and other small iRtu. QOur farmers
a the West must bd asto6ied at reading
i'fsuch bankrupts, nad.mtiso, to read of
a judge who cast take itgVely nder con
ideration whether ten t6E dollars!
worth of diamonds is,. a part of
he n-:..- temuar tae
ame question raised vs; Jo wines, and
bether a cellar of oldg tlections to the
sane of Sve or ten thousand dollars was not
part of the proviuions of thie family, and
is such to be retained by the bankrupts.
Remarkable insatance of Suicide.-We
earn from the letter of a friend that Cap.
ain James Pettis, residing near McNairs
n Polk. Coontry Tenan. committed suicide
>tn the 19th of February, by blowing out
is brains with a rifle.- He placed hie
nuzzle of the gun directly between his
eyes. arid discharged it by a string attach
d in sorte way to the trigger, ile had no
shiie family, nor was there any person
an the premises except negroes-27 in
aumber. A jury of inquest suramoned,
tnd ste manner in which the deceased came
o his death settled, after which a portion
aflhe jury took charge of his efTcts.
rhe*y got his keys and upon opening the
irsi trunak found his will written six dlays
irevious, lay which two of the jury then
are-senat were it ppointed his E xecutors, (one
if wshaom is thre friend from which we re
:-eive thec intelliaetnce.)-they also found ina
he same trunk Ten Thoasand bolar, in
gold anad silver. The purport of the will
wvas, that his negroes should he freed, and
all of his persomal effects, together wirla
ho cash onr bandl divided, amongst them.
T'he money was deposited in one of the
anks at Athens for safe-keeping, anti the
E~xecutors tootk charge of his other prop
The Court of Sessions and Common
Pleas for P'ickens District, commenced its
uitting orn Monday last. There was hut
Ii:rle important business,tad the Court ad
fourned, probably, dn festerday. Judge
Earle presided, and ed are gratified to
earn from hire, that hisbealth which for
a shortt sime pass. has aibeen good, is
no0w much improved. 'jbe Court at Air
ierson will commence w Monday. Al
clhough the pressure iti money matters
is very considerable in tie two Districts,
yet from the amaunt oif sling, we are indu
ed to believe that it is tot by any means
to be compared with sh4 in some of the
othe.r Districts from whidt we have beard.
Frous the Grecevll esatatiaeer.
Mail Arrangentents.-We do nt oflen
complain of the muanagegent of thse Mails,
but there have receniy been so any
compiaints of the non arreal of our packa
ges sat different P'ost Office, that "forbear
.nce has ceased to he sirtue,'' As anI
evidetnce shut we have Ergent reasons for
5inding haul;, read the folkwinag extract of
a letter from a stubseriberam Laodi, Abbe-.
ville District. S. C.. whida is a sample of;i
others in oar posseission:- 1
"1 regret to inform ,y.t that your pa.
pers never arrve at this (fice unatil E wel re r
gs after iheir publiati ins consequence.
of which I rear you will tie all your sub
scribers here and at Camridge."
The Lodi and Camabrige Post Oflices a
55 or 90 miles bel.w
Most direct frtn this plac. to'
ehich is travelled by nearly ev
. - and wagon from Tennessee, Ken'- 4
and this Dimtrict in gniag to mar- I
ad yet our Cery eJfetenl Pstmaster a
al has so arranged the MaIls that a
. e of Newspapers cannot reach that
eus ani wenIthy neighborbond only
- U about fI=eeeks ! Last year those C
were supplied with a Mail six limes d
kebut for the last six or eight months I
have had none, ex-ept some little i
bail, carried on horseback, which
a to reach them once in two weeks!
Is what we thnutd call "reform with I
ageance!" But it is in character with
he reforms attempted since ste pre
Administration came into power.
large portion of the low er part of this
riet and the upper part of Laurens. is
Sstlmosit entirely deprived or stail ra
ies. There are the offices at Lick
e. Tullyton, Cripple Creek and Fair
w-none ofwhich are more than 20 i
es from Greenville-that our own and
- Columbia papers cannot reach in less
a or six days after they are published.
is is a %tate of things which should have
en remedied long since; but the mana
ars of the Post Office Department seem
a have so many extensive routes to at
Al to. that they have no time or incliua
iin. to bother their heads about the small c
EDGEFIELD C. 11
WLDSESDA Y. ?tAtRctt 30, 1842.
To Ddiaquent Subscibers.-Ilarving com
menced our seenth volume, and feeling desir.
uns of naking various iinprovements in our e%
tablishment. we are in want of fuuds. to procure
the necessary materials to carr% sit out dtesir.
ed object; aid t, whom are we t apply for
those funds but our patrons. who have been
stipliied weekly. with the! vari-n., new!; and
sme of whon have not paid one rent. for the
last two or three cars, for Sbstcription. Ad.
rertisinm or Job Work. To those % ho ate in
arrears for Subscription, and will liquidate the-ir
accounts by the March court, we will receive
$3 per year. but after that time we shall in all
cases exact $4. the terms of the paper. Wel
have, at no time. since the paper has been in
ur hands, been very great duns,. but find that
the accounts are becoming sto larg,- ons ousr
book,.. and money so scarce an artikle, that im
,slf jutstifiration. 'we shalt have to adopt the
danings, if not the cash system.
We hope our ddinquent subscribcrs will come
forward. wsr and A.t.. atd save ni the troule
efsending, and themselves the erpense of being
waited on by a collector.
(7 The Court of Common Pleas for this
District, commenced its spring session on Mon
clay the 28th inst., Judge Richardson presiding.
07 We acknowledge the receipt of a num
ber of publie documents and newspapers, from
Dar able representative, the lion. F. W. Pick.
Mr We are anthorised to state, that at the re.
iuest of a number of his friends, Mr RcusAR
C. Gntri. has consented to become a candi.
date for re-election to a seat in ite next Legis
Juhn L. Graham. Esq.. has been appointed
pstmasterf the City of New York.
sips'errt 16. give Hubhard, the Democra.
ic candidate a mjority ofr535. The remain.
ig townships will no doubt increase it to c000.
Lirerpool Consulae.-Thea Charlestont Cou-.
rier of the 25tih inst., says a letter has been re
eived ins that city, from Washington. which
states it. is currently reported there, that James
Haggerty, Esq.. of Ne w York, has been nomi
ited to the Senate by the Presidetnt. as Cosula
it Liverpool. a lucrrative and important station.
3r. II. was fonrmerly at the head ora large corn.
sercial establishment at Liverpool, and is a na
ive of Virginia.
The Mexican Cnnsulate has publisheda no.
ice in the London papers, in whicht lhe states
that " thse Governiment of Miexico will not no
:ognize any contract, bargain. or engazrement.
hich foreigners may tmake with the uesurpinsa
uthiot isiscs of Tesas anad dhat all grants othlan.)
purpsorting to he miade by thet said utsurpeing nu
horities will be nusll and void, nand partiea nec.
ng umpon the same will do so at their own risk
The N. 0. Ceommerr ial of~ she 16th in-,t. con
aits an acronntrt of a fracas whcicht tanek place in
he City thank of that place, between one of
tin Directors and the President and Cashier nt
31r. 1-. 31. hhatch, a Director, beinr de'sirotas
under the authority of an act granitinig ansy
tockholder the peowe'r) ofexutmining the 8tock
Books of the Dank, and having occasion to do I
to ni the 15th inst., he called at the Dank dir
ng the business lious, aned requested the genc.
mai book keepet to show him the transefer book,
rhich he accordingtly did. Whilst Mir. ii. was,
xamining the hook he wvas anested by Mir. Pe
ers, the President. who stated that Mir. II, had
to righit to examine~ the book. 31r. II. repliedi
to considered htsnself in the exerciso of a right
uaranteed to him, as a stockhtolder, by an act,
tthe Legislature. The l'resident the~n laid
nolent hands upons 3ir. Ii., for the purpose of
rresing the book from hima, and directed the
sok keeper to assist inro doing. Mlr. Palfrey,.
he Cashier. also attackedi him, and by thena tihe
took was forcibly taken fromi his pssssion.
By the above, it appears that the officers of
he City Blank of New O~rleans set the laws,
sasaed by the Lepislat-.ae of their State at utter
lehance, aid assumed to thiemnselves the rig her
ftreating those Directors, who may have some I
sretensiomns to honesty, as they deem meiet - ,
Ve are not in favor of banks, nor sipponied al
sgeher to thiat peortion of thenm tat are judi-.
iously and hounestly conducted; -but, for thosei
rsiuCions which have for the last few y ears
ee sprigag up like mushroons in every sec- d
rot of our country, aned are governed, gense.
ally, by the whtis anid caperices of a few spec.
laing individuals, we haviea bitter abhorrence; r
ey have had a tendency totiujure, more or hess. ti
nI etmues ofsocietv.,
hamaeter. to e
etect the gi lty,
ave beetr nafae a
Tcr.-ffy reference to our cotumans it Will
e found that this younSgrepublic. is agawn about
become the scene of war, carnage and blood
hed, if it has not already a*! with a blow that
an shaken it to its centre. The tytant Santa
anna, no doubt, feeling' t at the amn
ier he was treated by the Texians at San
lacintha. will use all the meauin Iis po er to
arry his blood thirsty and tyranuaral measures
te operation, ohich he has no doubt beenI
lanning since he was released by them. We
re gratified at finding, that (although i, a na
ion we are b'und to remain neut'ral,) tour citi.
ens it rarious parts of the union are up and
loing. in a matnner that does credit to them
The follow. ing. from the Augusta C.onstitu
ionaltst, shows the spirit that prevails in that
UlETING IN FAVOR OF'TEXAS!
Agreeably to previous notice, the citi
tens of Augusta assembled at the City
Hall, for the purolae of adopting such
nfle'asured fer the benefit aid reliefofTez
as as the urgency of ter wants seems to
On motion ol' Dr. Rolberson, Gilbert
Longstreet. Esq., was called to the Chair;
and on motion of J. J. Flournoy. Esq., 8i
L. Oliver was appointed Secretary.
On motion, the Chair t as requested to
3ppoint a Com - ittee of five; to drail reso
Ittions ex preisi. e of the feelings and wishes
if this mnecting. and the following gentle.
iurn w ere appouined:
Dr. F. al. tuberion. J. J. Flournov,
W. ES. Jacksoin, Wrni. R. MlcLaws, an'd
Dr. Gco. Al. Newton. -
The Conrmittee retired a few minutes.
ind uprn their return, submitted, through
their Chairnan, the following resolutions;
Resolred, That we deeply synpathise
with the citizens of the Republic o' Texas
is their present critical situation, and can
riot look upon their ioble efir'rts, to repel
tie invasion of the ruthless and perfidious
Mexicans, nithout feelitgs of the most
Resolved, That the Texians had just
mause fur throwing oil the yoke of the
Mexican tyrant, ant have, since shown
theinseves wortl'7 of the liberty which
he sogallantly won.
soleed. Tha a coininittee, consistin;
;f three from each warJ. be appointed to
receive such aaountis as thoae, who e.I
iisposed to aid our sister Itepulblic in
quipping the artiy for the field, may con
Resolved, That the amount collected ly
the said committee, togettier % ith the pri
ieedings of this meeting, he a ransmit ted b%
the Chairmnau to the Texian Consul at
The resolutions having been read, were
tecunded by W. R. MlrLaws, Esiq., if$
tome brief and approprinate rrtmarki. lie
ivas followed by Dr. Robertson in their
upport, in a manner i hich called forth the
aastrtnletreo.-[.' m sq f
alled for. and responding to the ncl. ad
fressed the assembly in his mst happy
nanner. The Chasirmau then narrated
rome facts conniecied vith the massacre
>t Col. Fanning anrd his menu. ''haie-h he
tadi received fromtt an eye witnes, of thai
ravage and inhuman irsan'sacioen.
Thte resolutionts e-re theta readie for the
econdt time, and were adlopted utnani
The Chairman, in obe'die'n'e to thle thir d
esolutioan, arroaei-i thle hol lowing enit le
nin tuo receIve conatribution~s:
For WVa'e No. l--G. I". Parish Jnhn
P'oster, said WA alter lleurv. I-:eirs
Wared No. 2.-H. il'ri. Wmi. ft. 3lc~
Laws.nnad (.W Lamar.lgs
Ward No. 3.-ltr. F M. Uataer:son. A.
3. Bull, and Col. S. C Wilson.
Ward No. 4.--A. J. 3liller. P. Noval',
and C:. II lii. L-:eirs.
Ont mtotiona. thait the proc'eedings of r.1,
weingse hec paubhlished ina thle pap,-rsa of the
-ity. it was agreedt tel, and the umeeting ad
G. I.O)NGsril-I:T, Chairtman.
S II. Oi.:v .n. Secretary.
For the lderriser.
.Mr I~oRo.-ln loak oag mer thme Advrerti'
c'r. tro tame to timej' I have anticed the names
ti aec cral genitlemnen. w hol are annmounaced as
'amdidates, for diitlerenit officea eat parohit ; and I
oppoaase in a shiort time we shall seea ha ofthe
ssamers of thoase w'ho wash to be honored with
eats in the ke:slative hall. 'udging from the
ast, we shall sotn umee these gentlemien at alt
slaces of public gat .crng, -eekiang acquaint
aeco with every persona who has the prnvilege
f votinag. shaking hands with every man, in
airimas after the health of men, women and
biildren, anad usitng other efforts to ga their
There is one thing Mr. Editor, which I wish
ga sugest for the coneidleration oifcanadidates liar
ilice. It is tho abol:tioni of the practice of
reating the people to spatous tiquors. Many
ias'ons might be assignaed, why this pernaicioaus
ractice should be abolished, peramt me to no
ice a few of thema:
1st. It as a time of great sea city of money,
ama' of the canadidates are poor imn, and niot
ble to pursue the practice, to mutch etnt,
'mtdntt mejaa ing themn-rlves.
:lnd. An eff'ort to purchase votes, ought to be
rgarded as a gross itnault to any free people.
f noat t. purchase, to purchase at so low a paiec
a a fe w drinks of spiri's. hlow very low dia
andidates prize the votes of many metn. Really
f r. Editor, if a fe w drinks of spirits is all a vote
worth, l am astuanished that candidates should
rant them It is vain for candidates to say we
o not treat taien ins view of getting thcir votes,
tactiomns speak louder than words."
.t6d. Thme andidtat. - who taty be elected,
ill be expected toa aid other otlicors in keeping
ite peiople in order Is . t tuorefore, for
c~m to causec the people to be disorderly, whizle
I. rs -
that many riots
-'wutwere in~toxicated op
gerg druu ;' a \ '
ea candidate I
7th, ad ha
it i4 not my
mant that treatp to
ther. is a eandidNte
character and compete
reromriend laim. such a
be prefered. I hope 31r. Editr
not yet arived, when candidates
der a republican goverainent, willnot
reason on this subject. the day is not aa
when the influences at the balot box of an en
lightened. tenperate and virtnions people, will
cause them to hcar and comply.
From the Cadestos Menury.
Extract of a letter from Geu. A. S,
Johnon. who is iow probably in cont
miand if tho TexianArmy,igen. Hamir
GALVrSTO. March I1. 1842.
"Your apporeAhension of the dangers
wlieh menaced this country and which
we discussed ont our rotate to Austin wat
well gruuded. as I believed at that time,
Our country is iow invadedl by a numer
ou, well organtized anid well appointed ar
my under the e onmand of Gen. Arista.
His advance is rapid, and thus far without
oppositiou. On the 5th Ie entered the
town of San Ahtoni. and on the 7th they
took possession of the town of Victora.
This indiates the movement of two col
umns, I presume to ba united before they
reach ihe Colorado. if bo, it is a very judi
clous ar angement.
The war. after areat preparation on the
part of the enemy, is opon us, without the
slightest baving been made by us. Our
people are however turning out well and
hastening westward, for the purpose of
concentrating to meet the enemy, and not
withstinding every advantage has been
aiven, we rely upon the energy anti cour
nee of our people to acheive most brilliant
I shall leave here to-morrow to join our
army. and shall take great pleasure in
communicatine events as they transpire.
With the hope that your numerous
friends may aapiin have the pleasure of
greeting your arrival ..n ur shores. [beg
lIave to tender yto my Ain- regards.
A. SIDNE Y JOHNSTON.
Gen. James Hamilton.
From the New Orlas itBadkin.
1MPoicrANT FROM TEXAS-AN
By the packer ship N-' York, we re
ceised yesterday. Galveston papers to
the l2th iust. We learn from them and
from everal Txian gettlmen am
that the Mek ican army. under th - ' .
mont of Arista. and stated by private ad
vices to) be 12 to 15.000 strong, was on the
move for tte subjugatian of the eonmry.....
A . will be seen from the extracts given,
'he ittaders already occupied San Anto.
mio and Goliad, and were in the vicinity
of Victorna. Matagorda, Austin,-&c., de
"erted. T'he whole male population were
seizing arms anid organizing for reststance
Our itnformnant helieves Trex as has now an
etlicien' force of 4000 in the field.
lBy theo Steamer Dayton. just arrived
yrsterday from AU-trtn, daied on Monday
last. statitng that inttelbtgence had reached
that place' that San Antonio was taken by
Me.xicans on S8mcurday last. Capt. Dotton,
wh.o brought the inttiettene frmm Austio'
states ihhat the numbaher .'f Mexicane was
very large. nutmbering -everat thonsandr,
rpressa which reached ,-re lfrota
\ ice.oraa lasmtum::ht, states thatt a bedy of
JtJ0 Mexicans,~ who ca.p'tnred Captain H.
l.'crgusont, andl from whom he escaped,
'"-ted tbar ihe'ir force nt this side of the
Nu anumbred 00,who were destined
Aitt""'o. and that titere. were ith all 14.000
this side o: t'e i Grande.
Men, are rrninug out rapi fly at Hiouston.
.A tnumber v' me leli this city yesterday.
for the seal tf w-r, and a canpatny is ei
peetred to leaveC to e
T'here is li evai-v tn our paper to-day,
and little opaportumlit '- necessity for it.
Our printers, boy!. and fttre infected with
the prevaihn (over, and we~ave bad great
daticulty in preventing~ them --om desert
in tt a body t'Jjuau our tro~,s in tho
Cap;ain L. WVheeler arrived here s-g
terday morning from Victoria. which plaw
he left oo the dtlh.
Hie gives the outlines of the events in that
'tcinity as s eubstantially these.
Ont the 26:6t February an express reach
. d ttiria, atatitng that atn attacek was ex
pected ott Satt Autnntio by 800i men sup
pedto bet mraraiuder, aind aslineg for aid
in defeudting thm platc. Otue hundred men
ttntmedustely left Victoria iu comnplianco
with the retlucst.
On the .Sta ot March ne ws reached Vic
~trm et the tuki of the hamlet of Goliah
by 42 31. xion.s. wearittg the uniform ofM
thte regular army, who took ten
gtving thte owner certificatesthat
for ithe use and to be paid for
can goav.'rnent, and bou
articles fur which they -
Ott thte 7tht one
ria, weut be'yo
andtt returned in
tack on Victor
same tiny, gmi
t he 6th, and m
at the Mission ,