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EDGEFIELD C. 11.
WED5ESDAY, MARCH 3, 1817
To our Ddinquent Subscribers, &c.-In order
that there may be no misunderstanding, we
deem it expedient to let delinquent subscribers,
and others, in arrears for job printing, adver
tising, &c. know, that immediately upon the
adjournment of the Court, we shall proceed to
make out all our accounts, and give them into
the hands of a collector, when we shall strictly
comply in our charges, to the ter'ns of the pa
per. Finding it impossible t i carry on a bu
siness, which calls weekly for a large amount
of cash, without greater punctuality upon the
part of a number of our patrons, we are do
termined, hereafter, to act as near as possible
upon the cash system, or at all times demand
the published terms of the paper. We return
thanks to those who have come forward and
settled up. and have a hupe, that very many
will either come or send their dues by.some of
their friends, during the term of the Court,
which will be in session two weeks.
07 We understand, that the Baptist Church
of this place, has requested Dr. Jonssonr, to
preach on the next Lord's Day morning, on
occasion of the snffetings of their brethren in
Ireland, and appointed a collection to be taken
up in their behalf at the clase of the discourse.
07 We acknowledge the receipt, during the
past week, of a number of public documents
from the Hon. J. C. Calhoun, lion. Mr. But
ler, aid. Hon. A. Burt.
The Court of Common Pleas and General
sessions, commenced its regular Spring ses
sion, on 'Molnday last, his honor Judge Rich
0T In the present number we spread before
our readers a considerable-portioni of the Speech
of the Hon. R. B. Rlhett, of this State, on the
Oregon Territory Bill. We regard this as one
of the happiest efforts of this gentleman. The
argument in favor of the doctrine of State So
yereignty i-very forcible, and to us conclusive.
We do net think tt necessary to make'any apol
ogy for the space occupied in our speech, as
we feel confident that its perusal will amply
repay our readers.
The N. Orleans correspondent of the Char
lest.in Courier, undes date of the 21st n it. says,
"Gen. Scott's plan of operitions is now noto
rious and differs materially from the intricate
ones prepared for hirn '. the newspapers of
late. It-is understood that mhe Island of Lolos
is to be the great rendezvous for the land forces,
itving-lte'.alvantage-oexcellent water, a
capital anchorage ground, and an easy com.
muicatiodiivith the main land. 'Com. Conner
has received orders to be ready by the first of
Alarch to 'ade an attack with the fleet upor,
the Castle of Saen Juan de Ulloa and Vera
Cruz, .im.untanmeously with ain ,.ssa.ult' iy land
from Gens. Se'ott an'd Worth. The assault
may be delayed a little, but it is certain that the
"Ildes of Mlarch" are to witness the most'terri
- Ide and decisive battle between thme Mexicans
.and ur troops."
The N. Y. Journal of Commecrce states, that
-Col. James Watson Webb, has been appoint
- d Brigadier General of the Volunteege, and
will imamediately take his departure for Mexico.
Fom the Neto York Herald, Feb. 21.
Thme steamship Cambria arm ved at Bostonm
about four o'clock. yesterday aftdrnmoonm. This
fact was hnmediately announcedJ over the Tel
egraphmic wires. Our agents then coummmence d
-to send on time news to us, whenm an interrump
,-tion occturred between Ne - Ilaven and Bos
ton. Owing to this we did nomt succeed in ob
.taining~ it till it wits too late ini the evening to
issue an Extra Herald.
Tme Cambria sailed from Liverpool on the
4th mnst., and her news is. therefore fifteen
days later than that received by thme Sarah
It is stated that a loan of fonmr millionsester
ling lias been negotiated for thme United States
-by a well known firm.
The doings of the British Parliament were
.interestinig-the three principle measures being
the entire roemissiuan of thme Corii duty-the
suspension of tihe lhvjgamtion laws, anid a pro'
posed'reamission ofsmngar duties.
The repbrt sof'the- grain iinarket on the 20thm
ult. left thme two-chief markets in England, LI'
verpool amid Londonm, with a downward ten'
dency in prices. anid the'operations by con~ign
ees and speculators mutch hmmited. Sinice thatm
day, and to time 4th inst., the imports had beeni
very extensive, and all through, large sales hmad
The stock of flour .in Liverpool alone was
estimated at 500.000 barrels, with a correspon e
. ding stock of graini.
Th'lere was a prevailing opinio:m that time
British corn.gropyers had large stocks. whlich,
with the temporary suspension of navigation
laws, and 'the eepen)~ of the impost dimty, tend'
ed to check speajzhation, and would, it was as'
sumned,,produce a re-action both in prices and
also-im the extenit of fisture uupe'rations.
This jquion. was felt in.London on M~ndlay,
the ist instant, wheon wheat decliped from four
shillings to five-shilling-per quamrter. .
At Liverpool on thme following 4ay. prices
were four shillings per qu'arter lower on Indian
~corn, four shillings on ilour, twvo'hiings per
load on wheat, since. the pmb!ication of time
weekly circular on the 29th-.
The cottomn market had been in a-very quiet
conditiomi-thesmles had been limited in extent,
and prices mre rather on the decline.
* On time 30th nhlimo, 6000 bales. incluiding
21,00 omn speculation, were sold:- Onm the lst
instant, 5000 bales had changed hands, of
- which speculators took 1500.
The business of thme 2d was estimated at 2000
b .)ales, 500 of which were taken on speculation.
'hum the 3d inst there was a dull, hmeanvy mnarket,
- h. l prices for American genecr'mlly idJ per 'Ib:
lower. Other descriptions remainmed minchang
.ed. Tlhe sales amomunted tom abont 4,500 bales,
5000 of which speclators took The bursiness
consisted of 4,000 Americani at G}j aemnce to 7
If00 Egyptian at 7 pence to 75,. and 200 Suruit
bt 4* pence to4
Tnm large drains nnnon theRnnk of England.
td maeet the dedtands'cause by the extensiv'e
?' noriations of grain, and-all other sorts of pro'
visions,"into tie 4ingdbm, had induced the go'
'erntent to raien their rates of interest. This
edhshd business to be dull.
Ireland.--Starvation and disease are still
scourging this unhappy land, and innumera
ble cases of death have occurred from want of
food. There is no moneye-no woi k.
Wilmer & Smith's Times of Feb:4th upon
the subject of the distress, says-" A determin
ed ef-ort is being made by the wealthy classes
in England to assist the Irish by means of pri
vate subscriptions, and by abstaining as much
as pos.ible from any superfluous consumption
" But the distress is not confined to Scotland
and Ireland; there is touch at present existing
in England. The high price of Provisions and
the reduced stock of Cotton are amongst the
causes that have aggravated the condition of
the operatives in many of the large towns of
Lancashire and Yorkshire. The Cotton Mills
under the influence of:the presents 'quotations
of Cotton, are working languidly. Ir. Bright
is going to take up the question of the Cotton
crop, by moving for a select committee to en
quire into the best mode of promoting the
growth oif Cotton in'India. Indeed, there is a
prevailing conviction that the days of cheap
Cotton are gone, and are not likely to return
for an indefinite time."
France -The Courrier Francais says-On
the express demand of the Cabinet at Wash
ington, our government has just addressed a
circular to the French consuls andregents re
siding in the ports of Mexico, enjoining them
to inform French.subjects who may feel inclhn
ed to make use of the letters of marque deliv
ered by the Mexican Government, that they
have not the right to do'so-that the French
Government refuses them any authorization,
and that if they venture to employ the letters
of marque they will expose themselves to the
loss of their quality as Frenchmen, and be
treated as guilty of piracy." Another newspa
per called Le Portefeuille. which has the repu
tation of being well informed, also states that
the Government has taken measures to pre
vent any engagements with the Mexican Go
vernmentbeting entered into in any of the ports
of France ; and it adds that the Minister of
Marine has directed the law of the 11th of
April, 1825, to be brought specially under the
notice of any persons disposed to avail them
selves of the letters of the Government of Mex
ico. The law referred to, runs thus-Any
Frenchman, or subject naturalized asa French
man, who, without the King's authorization,
shall take the commission of a foreign power
to command a vessel, armed as a privateer.
shall be proceeded against, and judged as a
Mr. Calou.-A correspondent of the Exe
ter News Leter who was present in the Senate
while Mr. Calhoun was delivering his speech
on the Three Million bill, t:ius speaks of this
dist inguished Senator
"While Mr. Calhoun was speaking. not a
volume or scrap of paper was seen about him.
He read no long extracts from books; he made
no reference to notes or manuscripts of any
kind. is notes and references were his own
brain. His speech the offspring of his own
mind. He handled his subject in a masterly
manner. Every word was precisely the word,
ad had a purpose. Every sentence contain
ed a truth and comprehended as mu.h as wea
:er minds do in aspeeclh. Mr. Calhoun talks
rupdly, and his min-d moves with so much vi.
gor, and he goes so swiftly from the develope
tent of one great proposition to arsecond. that
mnost minds are taxed to follow him. le has
little action, and there is hardly any modificat
tion in the tones of his voice. Yet there is about
him an ear.of deep.earnestness,'a.conplete de
votion, and intense, heartfelt enthujiaam of his
whole soul, that he, on great subjects, displays,
to arrest the attention, and bind,..like a spell,
il around them."
From thme Charleston Mercur..
Aso~rrioy-Ala. CA~uOus--rua VitiNass
W~e give in another column, fiom the Union.I
sketch of a brief debate ini thme Senate on Sat
rday last. Thie strong minud of Mr. Calhoun
ra-esas vith a penucil of light the origin and
urpose of oar p)resenit framte of Government.
ad dispels the uflcsions arid misapprehensions
which have led to so much that is erron.;us in
entimient, acnd unjust in legislation. We're
jice to .witnes~s thce indomitable energy 'andI
pirit nmamftested by our great statesman at the
resent eventful period, and trust to see lisa
ands strengthened by the supp~ort and conctir
ece of'every son of the South, whatever may
e his i~arty or puartis-in .predilectionis. The
nsion to us is one of life or death, in .com
arison with which, party ties anud piarty or
anization sink into utter insignificance.
Sonme days since we piublishued an admirable I
peech of Mr. Rhlect on the WVilumot prvs
t was our intention to have accompanied it<
it~ sonme remarks indicativeof our views upon
his important question which it treated with.
uch marked atnd statesmanlhke abihty. We
ow invite ~the attention of the whole South
atohlat speech. considering it. as wve do, a calm,
euperate, and able exposition, we should say,
emonstration of thme rights of the Slave States t
o a fucll and eqtnal participaioni in the teiri- i
ory now held, or which at any tinme hiereafter -
cay be acquired, by the United States. From
his territory it is proposed by Wilmnot's pro
viso to exclude thme people of lfineeni Slave
States, ont grounds as injucriouis to their rights
a it is degrading to their characeter. Th'lis pro
visohas passed the House of Representatives, I
nd is now before the Senate, anid already have
he Legislatmies of seven of thie Free States I
nstructed thceir Senatotrs to support and vote
hr the aggressive and uncconstitu'ionial move
nent. WVe have heretofore denounced it as a
ational libel on our character and Institutions.
It is a proclamation to thme world that we of the
outh are not deemed worthy of comnmunioi I
and equality. It is an aspersion iar-d a blot I
laced on the records of the National and State
ouncils to stigmnatise and debase thme people,
f the Slave States.
Th~e arguminent of Mr. Rhett has been
strenthened by the tesoilutionts presented by
r.. Calhonn, the self-evident truths of which
are unanswerable, and his equally unatnswera-'
ble speech upon their introduction. On thtese
wo calm, able and temperate expositions, the
nesionof our rights might safely be left, i f'
eson, justice, antd.'te Conatituttion, were ouf
ny avail. We rejoice that the question is in
this shape,as'.it wits fo~rced upon us, and the
issue inevitable. .It has been forced ont the.
South with htarshhess had, inistlt ; it has beent
tnet with caltmness, 'dignitj and firmness.--Let
how whoenre pustmg this issue on tns take
time to reflect. We would commend to their
attention these .argumtents, as wvell ats to our
friends of thce South. We must look to it-in
ie ; but as ~the peril is most imminent, so
hould we be ;calmi and prudent. Meet t(he
ager in its worst aspect wi th otir reasons-un-'
louded, and our hearts nerved for whatever
result mad and wicked men ny f'orce upon
Virginia, the old bulwark of-the-rights of the
States, stad of thme S:-th, hcas spoketn with ecis
dom, liramess and unanimutity. Her resohtc
tions are to thcetrue spirit, and, adopted wvith
heerinig unrcin~iy; X'o tle -lonrtb of tile se.
ries, we point wctb special' pleasure. Never
were..,uer ..,...s. mor nobly spoken. Never
did. Virginia speak i :aggression lIdgateg
of more pregnant import. -Sie appeals.to
hearts and hands dveryw1erb ready wlien the
hour of 'action comes to take their'podition aide
by side with her. We hat'e not seen a man
whose heart has riot been stirred up iy this
appeal, as with the sonad of a trumpet, And
who is not prepared at all hazards, to vindicate
the rights and dignity of the South.
No man should be silent now. The Repub
lic is if danger !
The Grain Trade.-The Rome (Gen.) Jour
nal, states that Corn had advanced in price, .in
that section of country, within a few daysIfom
10 to 25 cents per bushel, and that 50 cents
can now be obtained at Kingston, where two
weeks previously 25.and 30 cents could be ob
tained with difficulty.
The same paper says-" From fifty to sixty
wagons could find employment for a month or
two to -haul cotton, grain, &c. from this place
and the surrounding- neighborhood to Kings
ton, at fair prices. . The trade over this route
has greatly increased this season, and the
steamer Coosa is doing a good business; sle
left our wharf on Tuesday freighted with
goods for the interior of Alabama.
From the Hamburg Journal.
We publ ish the following letter addressed. to
the editor of this paper, at the request of the
writer and for the information of those who
niny be interested in the matter to which it re
CHESTrR C. II., S. C.,
10th Feb. 1847.
Dear Sir-At the request of Mr. A. Q. Dun
novant,1 t:AIe the liberty to ivrite .to you in
relation to claims due to persons in Hashhnrg
and vicinity, for, board and services -rentilered
the sick of.the Palmetto Rdgiment. .
The Commissary of the Regiment placed
in the handsMdf Mr. Dnnnovant,.at the vary
moment when he laft Mobile, a fund to meet
these claims, or rather such as; are due from
the Lancaster, Richland,-Edgelield and Abbe
Persons having tlpse claims are requested to
make out their bills, giving ti..: names amil spe.
:ifying the company to *hich the men belong
sd, prove them and forward theme to air. A
4. Dunnovant, Chester Court House, S. C.,
The money will be transmitted by mail, un
ess the parties should otherwiss direct. Mr.
Dunnuvant is totdlly disconnected with the
llegimnent, au-l is only acting in this matter at
he request of the officers whose duty it was to
ittend to it, had there been time or opportunity
:o do so.
Will you be kind enough to insert the letter,
ir a notice, in the Journal, so that the parties
nterestcd may know to whom they should
Your attention in this matter wiu very much
Yours respectfully, &c.,
JOHN A. E:RADLEY.
South Carolina Had Road.-A all 'infornia.
Lion, (snys the Chatleston Mer*.ry,) in refer
ence to the business and prosperity of our Rail
Itoad must be gratifying to the public general
ly, as well as those who m:ty be more directly
interested as shareholders, we :ntend giving
hereafter a weekly statement of the receipts of
the Company, together with,a numnber,of pas.
seugeis. The following stuteir ent presents
the receipts for -the.first two weeds of the pre.
leim month, arid for the corresponding weeks
1810. Reeciptu. Pass.
First week in February, $7.638 .50 847
Second ". "' " - 7,564 9k 836
$15,103 48 1683
irst week in Feb'ry, $12,764 10 997
second " " 13,223 43 102
['his Year, $25.i87 53 2079
. ast y'a,, $15,203 4l3 1683
ncrease, $10,7d4 05 396
Death of Col. John S. Cogdell.-We
'ecord with unfeigned i-egret the death of
his-usefuml citizen and estimable man.
Ldis railing health had compelled him,
ome time since, to retire from active em
>loymerit, and he breathed his last yester
tay morining, in this city, itn the sixty-uinth
~ear of his age. Col. Uogdell was a na
ive of Georgetown, in this State, bitt was
ro~tm boyhood a resident of this city, do
roting imself to its interests and enjoying
large .share of its civic and military
onore, besides filling responsible posts
tnder the General and State Governiments
Ie was a lawyer by profession, and ser
red repeatedly as an Aldertman of the
ity an'j a membiner. of :tlhe State Leogisla
ure. *At the outset of his career, he was
ulected Clerk of the City Court of Charles
otn, and in tmatnrer lire, successively filled
he oflices of Comptroller General of the
itta'te, Cololiel of the Militia, Naval Otleer
if the Port of Charleston, and Prssident of
he-Bank of Sotuth Carolina. HeI was-an
uc'ive and zealous member of the -Mason
c fraternity, and, for several y ears, was
irand Master of the Order int thIls State.
n the midst of his professional antd ohl
ial avocations, his gen.itts and taste led
im to find time for the cultivation of the
ime arts; and in numerous and well knowvn
musts, portraits, historical pieces and land
capes, hotnorably at teet his proficiency as
sculptor and painter, while miany-reli
ious and other societies stand indlebte'd to
is liberality- fur highly adrmired produc
iotts of his pencil. .In all the relations of
ife, public atnd private, he act ed well his,
mart,conciliating affectione by his kindly
nanners and atmiable deportment, ancf
vinning esteem by his probity and sterling
rirtues ; and the grave now closes on hts
ife of usefulness and honor amid the gen
ral regrets of his fellow-citizens.-Chas.
Lt. Col. Dickinson.-We have been
nformed of a most noble hearted, anti-gen
trous act, perfortmed by the olBder named
iubove. .During the march ofthe right wing
f the Regiment from A talasnta~, a member
f the Fairfield company. quite a youth,
)'eame very tired and-exhrauslied from the
atigues of the.rioarch, w'hich, as soon as
LDol. Dickinsoh, siho was in corinmnd of
he Batt aliqi, .~er'ce'aod, .,he dismounted
Crom his horse, placed the youth in the
taddle, and marched on fotot -for a whole
Jay, at the head of his command,-Cam
A H ack tionie Castle of Vera Cruz.
We have information, derived from a gen
tleman direct from Brazos, who is well
informed, that Gen. Scott is making active
and effeetdvs arrangements for an .assault
upon Vera Cruz. The place is to be in
vested simultaneously by sea and land. A
Flotilla is in readiness to convey the A rmy
to a point within fifteen miles of thie Cas -
tle. :The demonstration is to be made
birthe-5thbor at lhe.latest, by tile-19thof
March.-Arz. Ee Jnal.
?rothe Washington Union.
" PS1jAVERY *N MEXICO.
It has. been asserted that slavery did
not elist in -Mexico. It is irieudder that
tnameit does not, but under tb6 name of
peonage it does, and in its 'worst fort,
confined to no color, but as a perpegtual
bondage and punishment for delbt.: Many
large proprietors dontrol in,ibis wadi hun
dreds of peons, both tnen' nd 'women.
The debt is perpettial-it generarly in
creases instead tf diminishing-and is
rarely;ever paid. The peon being charged
with:i ierest as well as with clothing. sub
sisteng, edipine, &c; In this way it is
believed that more than a million of peons
are hegI:as slaves, and may be- seized as
fuditves if they dare to leave the employ
of their master; and the Fruits of:their la
bor go to the masrer, and uQt the peon.
In theyspeech of the Hon. Mr. Roberts,
ot Mississippi, by whom public attention
has been called to this subject, these laws
are given al follows:
PEON LAWS OF MEXICO.
"Art, I. The masters are responsible
for the conduct of their servants, and for
the same reason; the law gives them, over
those -servants,:the authority of fathers
over theirsons,-hat they may particularly
correct and chastise them. The same au
thorilty is given over the family of the ser
vant that lives with the master.
"-Art. 2. .In consequence of the foregoing
provision, the .master should provide for
the education ,ofithe children of the ser
vants dependant upon them.
"Art. 3.' Should-the faults of the servant
be many or:aggravated, whether because
he frequently.fails inthisseryice,or whether
for want of respect to the master, heshall
be chastised by.ihe justice (alcade) with
six monthsainjrons, if a man, or with the
(la cevena).clqg, if a woman, in the house
of the master.;. the-latter having the power
to diminish- hii penalty at his pleasure.
If the servant: should be guilty of overn
acts against tb-:master. he shall be pun
ished in conformity tuthe existiug laws.
"Art. 4. Hie who being once convicted,
according to the foregoing articles,.shall
repeat the same offence, shall be crinii
nally prosecuted and condemned to serve
one year on the -public works, in ironas;
and if a woman shall be condemned to one
year of seclusion with the clog.
"Art. 5. In no case shall the master lose.
the debt of.the servant,; and-the term of
.ppihinaent being 'conpluded.,'the. saivant
shall return. to the service of his masher,
if he can doit, but if fie enters the ser
vice of another, ths other shall ,pay the
"Art. 6. The law' which prohibits tra
ding with servants, and the penalties which
those laws establish as .to. those. who con
tracted them, are declared to be in force.
"Art. 7. The master who - abuses the
power given him by law shall be tried and
punished in conformity to law, accorditg
to tlhu abuse he may commit; but in'np,
case, not even in that of the application of
a fipe in favor" ofgbe aggrieved, shall the
masier;)ose 'tbe debt.
Art.-8. l'aymnents shall be mtade-in mo
ney of goods, if the servaint ask iieri at:
the carrent prices.
Fur isettlements, and on plantations,
.where There are :ino smores, and. the gqods
ire hrongbt Irp 2 nete pprts, they shaI'
be chiarged with the extriacosts. . Fhe
masterwho may give hisgoods with higher
charges !han the foreguing regulations re
quires, shall be beld equivalent to triple
the expenses which he charges upon.the
servant. . " .
"Art. 9, Astinemaster cannot turn aray
the servmiut with~tit just cause, so neither
can the servant leave the service of his
master, without the same just~cause. The
servant who shallido so,'shall.-positively
return to the service of: his master, chas
tised by the justice ini -the house of the
master, with two monithuilin irons, or with
the clog if a wotnan."
A .iobect.-Wie have just ascer
tained (says the Iiayeite.ville Observer)
that a gentleman of Moore county, Mal
com Biruce by name, -is now purchasing
and shipping .l'rom this town, through
Messrs. Williams, McGilver).& Co,,.six
hundred bushels of corn, as a present to
his suffering countrymen in, Scotland.
A deed worthy of tbe .noblo name he
Corrsp.omience of the Baltimore Sun.
WAsHIsOTON, Fet>, 23-8,.P~. M.
.Dudtlists Arrested.-At dusk th'j even
ing, two young men from North Carolina,
Alpheus Lindsay, as principal, and Val
entine Garland, as his second to a pro
posed duel, were arrested in Pennsylvania
avetnue. rThey were takens before a mag
istrate atnd held to bail in the sum of $5000,
tot to fight or,participate -in a duel with
James.-. MoLeitn, as principal, on the
other side, and Robert '1'. Dick as his se,
cnd. The two latter are hourly expect
ed here, or at Baltimore, and an ef'ort ia
being made for their arrest.
An unsuccessful attempt was made to
arrest the parties at Greenville, N. C.
'The bondsmen are Cap.. Hyatt, who fol
lowed the two on here, Mr. B. McLean,
brother of the other principal, and Honor
sbles Alfred Dockery atnd D. J. Reed.
The dillculty between the parties are said
to he of Icing esanding.
The Medical StaJ.-Persons desirotu;
of entering the medical stafi' are informed
that an army medical board has been or
dered tn convene in the city of N. York,
on the 15th of the present March, (or ihe
examination ofrsuch candidats as may- be
authorized by the Secretary ref War to
present themselves. Applications for pera
mission to be examined~ for the appoint
ment of assistant surgeon must. be 'ad
dressed to the Secretary, of :ar ;' m-rst
state die ajge and'residence of the aplicant
and must be accompanied. by-respectable
testimonials of his possessing the moral
and physical qualificatioas reqiuisite for
hlling creuibly the arduous and active du
ties of an officer of t13@ rnedical staff.-Bal.
Thke Protectite System.against our To
bacco.--.A resolution hau.'passed' the legis
lature of plaryl.and, calling upon the Na
tioiial 'Government to take measures'rea
tive;'to the dulies imposed' by 'foreign gov
ernments. .pon tobaeco; The 'London
correspondence of the' Boston Trav~elldr
says.thei is-sorse-prspect that'the prres
ent enormous duity upon tobacco imported
into England, will be considerably .gedu
ced. Oar Ministers to that Court has, it
is said, already brought this abl-jet before
somelifluential members'of Parlitr eot
and has urged the importance :of a great
redauction in the duties.
The Postmaster General-Masking on
Papers.-We are tolk that one of. our
merchants, 'whd'haslbog-been in'the halbi't
of se'nding newspapers to his customers
after having-drawi a .peni ,around his ad
vertisement, contined to- do so notwith
standing the ordet of the Postmaster Gen
oral to 1ear. off'wrappers and prosecute
every one who should make any mark on
a newspaper sent by mail.-. A few days
ago the merchant received a note from the
District ?Attorney, inviting him to call.
The invitation was complied' with, when
the District-Attorney produced several of
these newspapers which had'beenwroag
fully abstracted from the mails by order of
the Postmaster General, and inquired whe
ther the merchant had made them or caus
ed them to be made. The-merchant said
yes, and the Attorney informed, hm .hpt
he had been ordered to contnence a pros
ecution for this violaidon of Post Office
or'ders. The mercbant pddressed the Post
Master General, requesting ihetfuredios
ary to inform him where.the provisions of
law could be found which he was-charged
with .having violated. The'aswer ias a
discontinuance of the suit. The Postmas
ter General's arbitrary orders were the
sole foundation of the suit. Our impres
sion is, that a suit against the Postmaster
General for ordering the envelopes of the
papers to be taken off, and the papers.
withheld from their proper owners, would
be likely to find not only law, but public
pminion to sustai it.-N. Y..Jour. Comm.
(G T[he friends of Maj. ABRAHAM
JONES, announce him as a candidate for the
Legielature, to fill the vacancy occasioned by
tie death ofJames S. Pope, Esq.
II? The followinggentlemen are annonmced
by their friends as candidates for the Office of
Tax Collector, at the ensuing election :
Cut. JOHN QUATTLEBUMI,
-GEORGE J. SHEPPARD,
SAMPSON B, MAYS,
Lient. JAM ES B. HARRIS,
Maj. S. C. SCOTT,
Maj. MARSHALL R. SM ITH,
LEV[ R. WILSON.
17' The following gentlemen are announced
by their friends as candidates 'for the office of
Ordinary, at the ensuing election.
Col. JOHN 'HILL,
Capt. .W. L. COLEMAN.
,We esteemit a pleasure to be able to recom
-me id.'lst imedicine .as the best calculated for
the pirpose.oTcuriig coughscolds, sore throat.
asthma, and all affections ofthelungs.. From
a long personal acquaintance with Dr. Jayne,
we knowi that he is:no quack, and his medi
cines are not nostturms of the modern cry up,
but are the result of his. long exper ience, as a
practisina.physician, and :the expense of great
loor.-Harford, (Comn.) Dail RoCitaO.
pi U , luhefi1S41."
.."Dr. Invne-Dca.Sir--Being severely afflic
ted with inflienza-a-hnrd Cough and Asthma
-'-and finding every means fnil of relieving me,
Copscnption appeared inevitable-bt by us
ing two bottles of your EXPECTORANT, I
was restored to perfect health,
Late Pastor of the Baptist Chi nrch.
1. .Stamford, Ct.
R. ROBERTS, sule ageent, Edgefieid
-Court'Flotnse, S. C.
Mlarch 3 S
M R. ROFF who held conditionally an in
terest en the right of Edgefield District,
to Hotchekiss' Reaction Mill Wheets, (Patent)
hase never complied with saidl condition, there.
tore he hnlds no interest, and has nto right 10o
sell or ma's any contract for said Whe'els.
We,- the nndersigned are the owners, ofrsaid
right, and a tight purchased fronm any other,
unless our aegetnt. wilt snot be good.
Air. J. T. WsERttR, we authorise, - with full
power toaet as our aent..
COTHI RAN & MOORE.
Mfarch 1, 147 tf 4
STATE OF'SOUTH .CAROLINA
14N TILE COURT OF ORDINARY.
BY JOHN il LL,. Esquire, Ordinary
Bn fEdgefield Distric h:.p.l. :
Whereas, Austin Rowehah.pid
to nie for Letters of Ad:pnistrrtdion,. on
all and sintgular the goo~ds. and' chattels.
rights atnd credits' of 'dalinda Rowe, late
of the Dristiet aforesaid, deceased.
These are, therefore, to gite and atdmon
ish all and singular, the kindred and crqdi
cors of the said deceased, to lhe and appear
before me.. atronr next -Ordinary'sCourt
for the said .District, to be holden atiEdge.
leld Court House,ou the 15thc daylofI March
nex;., to show cause, if any, .why the
said adtcninistration should not be granted.
Given under my hand andAeal, this ;he
2d day of Mlarch, itt the yea; of our
.Lord one dbpusand eiglat hundred and for.
ty .sevene. and in the seventy Girst year of
- JOH N HILL, 0. E. D.
March3 .. 6 . * .2t
STATE 0F SOUTH CAROLINA,
IN.THlC.qC.U&R OF ORDINARY,
13Y JOHN H ILL, Esq., Ordinary of
Wherpas Ambrose Whittle, ha';n appli
ed to me for Letters of Administtration, on
till and singular the goods and chattels,
tjghts and credits of lobn Warren, Sear.,
late of the District aforesaid, deceased..
These are, therefore, to cite and adm~on
ish all and singuiar, the kindred anidcred
itors of the said deceased, to bhe and appear
hefore the~, at our next Ordinary's Court
for the said District, to be holden at Edge
field Court House, on the '15th day of
Marci. next, to shoiw 'ca6se,' any, why
the said administration should not be
Given unmder'-tcyhbnd and seal, thcis the
2nd day: ol 'iMarch, in :the year of our
Lord .0n0 rtinbusand eight buadred and
fortyaseven, and in the 71st year of Amer
JOHN HILL, 0. E .p.
march 3 9
- HE Suhscrirb iold respetfally i'form
. the ciens of Edgefeld and the adjii
ing Districts, that he bas ordered a-lot of M4 .
.TODOM COTTON. SEED. from'Hillues
con ty,Mis., which he warrants to be gesi -
which can be'had at Dr James F: Griffin's'
Hamburg, at $2 per bushel, (by the -sack o(
:ten bushels,) or at $3 per bushel at J.DI Tik.'
betts' at Edgefield Coun House' -
mnarch 3 .At 6
Rargaf uas.-Bardaf e
THE CASH PI INCIPLE i% ON
SMALL PROFITS AND' QUCK -
Roberts' Cheap Cash Storer
S: ROBERTS is now receivjng from
E. Charleston and Philadelphia, a full
and. very complete' assortment :of seasonable
and very cheap -
staple & Fadieg iry "' ,
amongst which are printed Calicoee and Mus.
lins ' to 25 cetits, per yard,
Pantaloon.Sitrs 181 to 50 seats'a yard,
Drapd'Ete' at 81, 50 per yard, . .
Marseill.s Vcpt Patterns 37J to 75 cents,
Drills, .Dispersong L.wn, Jrthfitt9e,
French Cambfic, Ginghams.- -
Organdie, ch p (sertin, Trimninsg anld
.ngs at 12 cents a yard, worth 50 cents.
Russia Diaper, Towelling, Table Covers,... .
Grass Clotha Skj 1s, cap and bonnet kibbons.
Silk and cotton.Handkerc Fiefs, WYorked eo .
Silk Fringe. new style silk Buttons, Firs
Fancy Q)nves and Mits, Umbrellas, Para
.sols, Whalebone, Leghorn Bonnets.Ivory
'aztid pa pet Fans, - &c., to which the itien
-tiono hh Ladies ierespectfullysoliched.
.. HAT5 AND CAPS.
Men's aqd ,Boys Wol Hats 50 cents and up
Gentlemen's Panama Hats, $3 50 to $6 0b
each; fine quality, ' -
Boy's fine Leghorn Hats, at $1 75 each. -
Mens and boys Palmetto Hats, 18. cts. to 37}
Menu Leghorn .Hats,.$1.75 .o.$3.00 each,
.YARNS ANbQ.HQOjES.PQNS; .
Factory Yarns at87icents bundle of 5poands,
"sfto tore lift of..ke same sort," at tigaokl
ricee. - --
Northern Homespuns 61 cents to 12A cents a
IRISH SEED POTATOES.
12 barrels, round yellow Northern Potatges,
pink eyes, at $4 50 per barrel,
CROCKERY AND GLASS WARZ
Cheap Cupsand Saucers. 12j.to.l8ecs.<a.wse,
Rich China. Tea setts, .Flower.ases, Lanip
Mirrors, Looking -Glasses, Tumblers,. Lemon
Cornelius' side and solar Lamps,-&c. &c.
SEGARS AND T.QAQC'O.
La Norma, Eagle and Anchor Branis. para
na Segars, .
Queen Bec,diletar Leaf and Catendish ,Tao
Fine cut antoldng Tobacco; Lorril(ard' 0a aif,
Pipes. Segar 'ubes, Segar Cases, tre.rc.
BOOKS; PAPER, QUILLS .&c
Cheap Letter and Cap Paper, 10.:ce.a.A 25
centza quire, . -
Napoleon and his Marshalls. and a splendid
assortment' Bpol.& Sydionery.
b E RItS.
Sugar, 9..1O,' and .2 pounds .for $1.00,
Cheese atJ124 cents a pound.
Coffee at 10 pounds for $L, 00,
lNIaccaroi h; 5,cents a poengd, .
Large botles eapers t.3x consajotlpsi( ,
Figs, finest 'Tuley,'t 2cents a-peund,
Old Gognac Brandygenfada Franch at ,$3 5B
a gallon, .
White Wine Vine" r at 37cetuaa.galk,
Lerpons, fresr, Mlga, at- 374 eet 4:desen, .
Fine Teas, Tyson, Gunpowder.A&Souchong,
Candles; Talow ep, p erp, r,.;&c.&c.
Ladies Gaiters, Slippers and Wilking Shoes,
Gentlemen's calf and. seal 'pagged and sewed
Gentlemen's calf Boots, fine oal ity, an~a very
complete assoitment pfpl.kind-mof Misses,
Youths, and Children' Shaoes,:Boots, &c.
Garden and Field, Hoes, Revolving-Pistols.
Pen und pocket. Knives, Hatellets., Axes, Ket.
Cottori Cards, Padlocks, Plo'ugh Lines, Nails,
cut and wronght,
Flooring and ceiling Brads, Shoe Tacks,
Scyijhes. Tubs,- Btuckets,.-Zin IYare .
Trace Chains, and all a'rtioles in the line.
DlRUGS, M EDICl'NBS, AN1) PE RF.U
M ER Y.
The largest assortment and cheapest in this
section of the District, and dispensed by a pro.
fessed Drtuggist. Advice given scithoui charge,
by the subscriber, who is g rateful for the distin---.
guiished patronage afforded him, will make
greater exertions than ever lo merit the alipro-..
bation of the community.
R. .S R OBERTS.
-March 3h . tf CO
Orders frors the country, reith remitenes;
piromptly attended to.
10 DOLLARS REWARD.
SRANA W AY from the subscriber
onm the J 4th inst., a Negro wvoman,,
MILLY. Said negro is about forty.
three year-m of age, nd having lately -
belonged to E. Atcherson,of the Dark:
Corner.. is probably in that vicinity.
The above. reward wiil be paid to.
any one wvho willideliver her to me at Edge,.
fiel~d Cour tHouzse*South Carolina.
march 3 -t
TDO hereby forewu-rn all'or any person
..frotm trading for , note of hand, ayble to
John Quindey,.O' bearere ont baere the'
twentieth of th':s inht., bearing d'ate .K ..e-.
brinary, 1847, for seventy dee.Indes
termined 1'.ot to pay said note no1ess ant com
pelled 1by law,as the propertyfor which it wvas
glvbr is litasound.
A. IL. COLtL&it.
fehtmuary S-1.7 3t 4
.FOR SA L -.
-3 HF. Sub~scriber will a ell at private sare-,
hU lis HO UeE AND) LOT. on ther mosE
reasonable terms. The Lot contains 11-3 acres.
tue House and out buildings have been lately
Improved. Persons wishing to buy svill do
wet! to call very soon.
ITerms--One third cazlh, the hate -c: r
atnd two years. JOHN M if0M ES.
february 10 ' .6t
TOOTH ACHE: CURED.
Mr. Josan' R'owan, No.:3'6 Market St.
Dear Sit t-Afleu having suffered many days1
and nights with an esxcrutisting tooth ache..
and tried every other r~medy without retlief, I.
was itduced to'.3r the effect of your MAGW'C
LOTK04i:andt dif-'ntter astomshment, I was
comapletely cured'-in dve- minutes.
Yours.R~ART E SHEE,.
Paper Warchonse, No. 2.Comnmerce St .
Philadelphia, Feb. 25th, 1340.
Feb. 24 1 5
1ET The friends of WESLEY BODIE,Tan.i
nounce him as a candidate for, the .oface of
SheaiiF, at the ensuing election. . *'i .