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PRFSDENT POLK'S' MESSAGI
'EPURTEDYOR THE TELEGRAH.
T vUi aenate and House of Representatives
<.-J the United- Sates.
WAsrINGTb, D.ec..5. 1848.
The Message was commenced at 12
'clock. to-daj. lit fills t4elve columns
.t the.Uninp extra.
It opens with congratulation uponour
friendly relations with all the world, and a
declaration of non intorference. with the
domestic concerne of other nations, anid
hails with dclipht the great Republic and
union of the German States,. The irr.
portani results of the Mexican War are
dwelt upon, demonstrating our military
strength, and efflect on our institutions of
Vovern,meo. The area of country acquired
in four years by the United States is one
million one hundred and ninety-three
thousand square miles. The United States
are now as large as the w hole of Europe.
The value of Texas, New Mexico, and
California, is expatiated upon. The ac
counts of the abundance of gold in Califor
nia are corroborated by authentic repQrts
of officers who have visited the mineral
districts. Col. Mason's report is recorded.
that he found 4000 persons digging gold.
The explorations warrant the belief that
the supply is very large.
Aliines of Quicksilver are found in the
vicinity otribe Gold regions. - The abun
dance of Gold has caused in California an
unprecedented rise in the price of the no
cessaries of lire. A Brarch of U. S. Mint
is recommended for California, which will
raise Gold to its "par value" in that coun
try; the Bullionand Specie of the West
Coast of America and interior would flow
to tlis MinL nod-be converted iito,,ur coin.
T) secure the great results of our new ac%
i3uisitions.California and New-l5lexico must
-ruught under the control of regularly
r1'anized- governments. The existing
.ot,dit.ion of California and New-Mexico
.rn West of the Rio '3rande and without
tnj imits of Texas, imperiously- demand
that Congress should, at its present session,
rgani~ne Territorial Governments . over
thuaim; our temporary Military Govern.
n3rut and control under the authority of
exico have ceased. Congress adjourned
leaving the inliabitaits without any regu.
larly organized. goyernment. Since that
time, the:very, limited power possessed. oy
the'Executive has been exercised to pre
serve and protect them from the inevitable
consequences of a state of- anarchy. No
revence has been collected at the ports in
California, because .Congress failed to es
tablish custom-houses and officers for tiat
Purpose. . Thi.Post-office laws have been
extended.to Californii, and the montbly
time omail Steaimers has 'been required
to stop and. and 'dliver, -and. take the mails
ta-Sandiegotonterey'and '-San Francis
c- -he-Pfesident -trusts - that Congress
wilatvthi-sessiots, adjust the only somes.
ti:uostionwbch aeriously,threatens or
rbablyyeremenb breaten,,to disturb the
botthon a~s3ceggiL opecatio pf our
'u t: Y'(
r:-birviir-eot h e, He -urgently re
co'mmetids that the 'line -of compromise
should be extended orn the pai.allel 36 dog.
30-mim.,- from the: Westerp--boi~ddy:of
-Texas to -the Pacific .Oeein ; adjustment
also might be.made-ti referribg the whole
subject to.he'Judiciary. Congress is ear
* nesdy invited for the sake of: the- Union,
a .harmony and onc continued prosperity
-. . as a -nation,- to adjust at its present session
* . the only -datngerous question that lies in
-* our path. - Tbere is an implication in his
remarks that he will not assent in a rea
triction of slavery in the whole territory.
A joint commission of the Navy and A rmy
have been ordered io the Coast of CalIi
fornia and Oregon, fur thie pturpose of ma
king reconnoissances for future Forts and
-Naval Stations, as nearly all the gold and
eother mines are found to belonig to the
United States. Provision is recommended
for a Geological and Mineral exantation
of these regions. MUeasnres are to lie adopt
4dto.preserve the lands for the use of the
Udilted States, or when brought into mar
ket to dispose of them in such manner as
to secure a large return of money to the
Treasury ; and immediate sitrvey anid Ioca
* tion of the lots is recommended, and their
sale in small quantities as a fixed maximum
The1 right of pre occupation to farming
thet lands, and liberal grants to early set
*tiers~ is recommenuded. Provisions fur exe
e::ting the 15th article for making the
e..,;udary liute are agaitn recommended,
ao ther appointment of Indlian agents to
r-side among tho tribes in Oregon.
The imeports for the fiscal year ending on
the 30th "f Jne last, were of the value of1
$164 977,000O; the value o'f thie exports for
the same period were $154,032.131. The
*receipts into the Treasury for the some
period. exclusive of loans, amounted to
$36.750.000. The expenditures during
the fiscal year were $42,800.000 The
estimated receipts for tbe fiscal year ending
80th of June, 1849, will amount to $57,.
000,000 of which $32,000.000 will be from
customs, and the estimated expenditures
$54,000,000-the axpienditu res as estitna
ted for that year are $33.213,150-leaving
tbe -sum of $24,874,053 35, w hich it is
bejieved will he ample for the'obrdinary
- pe ice expendilures.
Then operattions of the TarilTof 1846,
confirm the wisdom of its piolicy. The
operations of the Constittutional Treasury,
ojntinued to be sucesasful postponements
of unnecessary expenses and economy till
nbe public debt is paid. A Bratnch Mint
-a New York and the graduation or redne
tion of the price of the public lands are
* - again recommended.
Our Indian relations are in a favorable
- - ~~consditionl. A Line of Mail Steatmers fromt
~ew York to Vera Cruz is urged. The
R,evenes of- tho P. Office Department are
inifeasmng under the present rates. A fur
,ier-reductio'n of Postage to the unifortm
rate of-Five -Cents can be'safely made.
The remai.nder of the Mesesage is devoted
to arguments against the Americnn. Sys
temi and a:defence of the Presideni's Veto,
-'A hog that is betuired, -:. never easy
till he has bemnired others.
EDGEFIELD C. H.
VIDNESDA, DECEMtBER 13 1848.
We. propose to all or- Subscribes who
will obtain us one additional Subscriber, on
or before the commencement of our new
volume in February next, to reduce the sub
scription of our papei to TWO DOLLARS
per annum. -Will our friends accept oui
offer? We also propose to procure new Type
a"d enlarge our paper if our patronage should
The President's Message.-This is an im.
portant paper and is of considerable length.
It touches on many subjects of great interest.
We have given an abstract of it copied from
the Columbia Telegraph. It will be out of our
power to publish the whole of it. -We can
only make some extracts. We will spread
them before our readers hereafter.
Among all the able pat-ers which have come
from the pen of M r. Polk, none are superior to
this. It is a masterly vindication of certain lead.
ing measures of his Administration, and of the
rights of the States. Nis defence of the Veto
Power is particularly able
From information received by private correr
pondence from Washington, it appears that
an effort will be made to bring on. and if possi
ble, to settle the slavery question before Gen.
Taylor comes into'oflice.
i is said toat Gen. Taylor has never intima
ted to any one, who will be of his cabinet; and
that with military caution, he intends to keep it
a secret, until it shall be officially announced.
It is confidently believed that he will disap
A present of Oranges -We received from a
lady of this place, some Oranges which grew
upon the plantation of Capt. Daniel Bird of
Flondn. The Oranges were beautiful in ap
pearance and delicious in flavour. May the
fair donor live a thousand years, and also - the
gentleman upon whose plantation grew such
renalfe' A ew evenirgs since, after we
had etired repose, we wire agreeably awi
kened by some.sounds n our immediate vicbni:
ry. .sW.s-tthe mournfui breying.,ofia;dnkey,
rigors t nione;orthaese-what then I tn sober
tiuth, it was a'most delightful3erenade We
feel ukerdspecil!.ligatiorrsto those gentlenen
whZfavored us witb their musie. They per'
formed on *a. numb er of instruments, with
much skill and sweetness. Whenever they per
form agairn, we will most certainly listen and
heartily thank them.
W e feel authorized to return them also, the
grateful acknowledgements of several ladies of
the place, whom they favored on the same
evening with their music.
The followin:t genilemen were on the 6th
inst. admitted to practice in the Courts of Law
in thi State :
.John Gray Bynum. Thomas G. Davis, David
A. Ehlio'tt, J,mres Farrow, John T1. Green.
Wim. T. Kenned y. Geo. WI. Lanrdruem, Wfilliam
Logue, Walliarjas P Starke, John J. Martin, Jas.
V. Trmir J. F. W ilson.
On the 7th inst. the following gentlemen wvere
admitted to practice in the Court of Equity.
A. G. Baskin. L.ucien A. Lumax, Edward
Moore, enry T. Moore, Thomans B. Whahey,
John Gray Bynumn. Joseph B. Kershaw. Hen
ry McIvcr. J. H Norwood, 0. D. Tillman.
IEThse in Italics are from Edgefield.
WYe have received a copy of the " First An
nual Catalogue of the officers and students of
the Hodges and Fuller Institutes, (under the
control of the Baptist Denomination.) Green..
wood, Atbbevitle District, S. C., 1848."' Thre
[Hodges Inatitute is established for the educa
tion of young gentlemen. tand is under the
control of a Board of Trustees. The Rev.
James M. Chiles is Chairman. It has a clasmi
cal anad English Department.
Mr. Allen Dedrick is thes principal and in..
structor in the Classical Department. The
course of instrncrion appears to be thorough.
The Fnller Institute is for the education of
youoc ladies. Mr. Robert H Nicholls, late
Professor in Jefferson College, Louisiana, is
the htector and general Instructor. Compe
tent teachers are employed in other Depart
The course of studies is complete. Tire
number of pupils is already considerable.
The price of board in Greenwood, in about S8
per month. The virlage is situated on the di..
viding ridge between the waters of the Saludi
arnd Savannah rivers, and is considered quits
healthy. Persons desirous, of looking at the
pamphlet in relation to the above mentioned
Institutions, have the privilege of doing so, by
calling at our office.
Albert Gallatir.-This venerable patrio
and sage, whlio occupied a conspicuous place
among our great nien at the commencement i
the present Government is still alive, though ir
feeble health. H is mental faculties are yet n
Savannah City EleCtion -The Democrati
have obtained a majority in the municipal elec
tion- W ayne has received 36 majority for May
or. He is a Democrat. Eight Democratic, anm
-A Whig Aldermen eleted.
Lowcul :1VC sa'c Ck& one.
change papers, we rcently read a-a1teS"
article in relation to -J-oweli
its extensive manufatiures r -
the most flourishing aksjK nuet
This prospertyis owng 3i
Tacturing establishments wito red;i
within its limits... It now. numbem opula
tion of twenty thousand' h 0 ram
iteville in'Edgefield, become eqi tAL i wel
We areinformeit thit th-it ieauti 0 i
progressing rapidly. Houses
constantly i~nd -pertives are'incie6&v,eFq
the sake oour DistricA a'rid theg
we hope, that this manufacturig vif ma
prosper beyond the mostraaguineti ae on
of its friends.
The Mezicai War and Wa
had lhid upon our tabie, a work givnAi1st r
of the recent Mexican War. Ieis ipe
of Mr.'J. Frost, a gentleman-who h acquiret
some reputation by former valuable wor, s.
The author is a northern man, an'd -ht wo he
fore us, was published in Phila I
contains a brief but interesting tbi
late Mexican cam'paign, tpiher
phical sketches of Generals: Sr
other distinguished Iilitary men. ite
on basutiful. paper, is handsomely a
has many illustrations."'
Marrbing in LowelL-In theiaieq^nt o
Lowell, which we saw recently,e Wrigive
that qtiite a number of uiniages te place ir
the course of a short tiie, -6ong Ydiopera
tives and others employed. The fre4ecy ol
marriages in manufacturing establu mentsi ii
one great benefit- to society w ; beeti
overlooked. Factories certainly ike mar.
ringes, and if marriages be ordai oaven,
which no-body doubts, manufactor among
the greatest blessings to the edmunitvir
which they exist. Who after this, will speak
against such institutions.
The Augusta Constitutionalt This excel
lent paper has been niuch"enlarg0aus prin
ted at the reasonable price of 2 nnun,
It is an able supporter of Democratic ea,pies
Correspondence of the.Cknqka1k61 iute.
CONGRESSIONAL PROCEE GS.
I am very happy to learnthismorning
from Senators, that a bill will hfibtro
duced on Thursday, in thdSens .Mrs
Douglass, for the -admission i 'foruia
and N '
Foote, at i
-tured ar'di ..
m81aaniiP le or'iwo
The two Housesof Congres 6fander
the most aspiaious circusaa es The
prospects of- continueda peace, broad ..and
of rapid advancement in greato.,-srnt
and prosperity. at ho:ne. is n4ydarketssa
by a single clnud: The. .mem rsof two
great and -lately contehdingjpgt'iq of the
country come to Congress-itshqgmony-and
with an unuasual mnanifestatioAgef,;mutual
good feeling. The relationbeaween the
whigs and demnocrats are-evidently much
more'cordial than ever. - Thsidemocratic
members bear their <defect mthb-good bu*
mor. and t hey seen disposed to give Gen.
Tuylor and his admninistration a very fair
trial and a liberal support, op.;fer_ as-.may
be consistent with democratic .prtcipal.
There is a prospect, and inmay say that
I may give en a.s,uJra.ce. that the perilous
sectional disseusion, lately.so threatening.
is no longer formidable,. and :will be set
tled in the course of this. se ipon, and at an
early day, by the admission of California
as a State into the Union. Mri Do'ugless
gave notice of a bill fur tht purpose to.
To the surprise and satifaction or every
one, Mr. Benion, upon entering the Sen.
nte chamber this morning, advanced to
Mr Buttler and ofere&Lhisahaud, wihich
was cordially -accepted.- -1s. -
THE NEXT HQUsE o0f 'EpatEsF.TA
-TIVs,-The next .House of ILepresenta
ives will have a nmajoriiy.of WVhig mem
bers, who have been electe'd- on the saime
ticket with Gen..PVaylor #In. the Statet
in which Congressional elections have
been held, the result is as4follows-i
* eno- Cog'wOld Cong.
Illinois, 1 6 1 6
Missouri, - 5 .- 5
Arkansas, - 1. -- - 1
lowa,. - - -2- 2
Vermont, , 3 1~~? 3 1
Maine, . 2 I- 6
Pennsylvania, 15 9 17 7
Florida, 1 1 -
Georgia, 4. 4 - - 4 4
South Carolina, - ?
New Jersey, -4:. 15+~. .4 -
N York, -.33. 4'1'23 '
* 73 53 65 62
The 'enate willceentinoe Democratic
- - '~8aLmore Sun.
N EYorhk n in~ the. ZoqogicaliHal
beg ok last' Sunaay,abr4ke louse, an
bgand o createino sasin(ausion. N
human being dare to -be 'rlimr but hi
keeper. ~A dog'named-Tork %hossibus
ness it is to watch.the tritk* ioney an
valuables in ihscartifag ame to ti
conclusion that it was timi -o interfer
whereupon he made a dish t'h'ei eleybai
drove him'into a corner,ti tg~hiuiutatic
in front of him whatchesd-bi "'trink'5mni
the arrival of the keeptri the morain,
That dog does credit to his mily.i
1 orreipaencesof thexa. Couriet.
COLUM11A.' Dec 6.
r Inhe-S eiaie t-dav, an adt'hitonal reso
Jution was offered in behalf of ihe Man
cheater-andWJilniingtoo Rail Road, which
'w.as eeirredf ae he'wfcia ;in1Commit
tee tof the tiwo HOuset-on the Rail"Rosad.
Ges. Buianan Mr. Mazyck and -MT.
-Porteroffr'efdvarious eports of the Com
inmittee-jAj Finance, Privileges and Elec
tions and Claims,sitme of which were .1a
vorable'a nd others .unfavorable.
.he Bills to incorprate te Bradford
Spriogs-Female 'Institute Company,- re
cei'.ed its sec~ond readiig.
Mr. Marshall offered resolutions amend
:isg-theresolutioni- offered. by him a few
days since, relating'to the Bin'k of ihe.
State,.which in connection -with the 6the
Bank.matters, are made a .special order of
.the day. for to-m.rrow.
InJ the House. a spirited debate arose o.1
the report of the Committee on Interno
Improvemeus, relative to. ihe - propo-ed
Rail Road route, connectedi the S. C.
Read with Savannah River, at or near
JSilver Bluff. The. report wam ordered to
be printed,-and on in6tion of Mr. Tupper.
made lhe special order of the'day for Fri
The'unfavorable report of the Cormit
tee on Di1rict .Oflices, and a Bill t in
crease the number of Magistrates in each
Bea Company gave rise 'to a very pro
Itracted debate, in which many members
The'report, after-many amendments to
the bill, being offered and rejected, 'was
finally concurred ii by the House.
t W. Henry introduced the following
Resolved, That the safest mode orfmana
gang a protecting the public money of the
State as has been proven by long experi
e'ce, has been the establisiment of a Batak
of the: State, and making that Bank the
fiscal' agent of the State.
Reinsoed, That it is inexpedient to take
aily action at this time upon the question
of the policy of re-chartering -r refusing
to re.charter the Bank of the State, when
,its'cbarter shall'have expired.
Resolved, That it would be unwise, hi-,
expedient, a breach of good faith towardsi
the creditors.of the State who may have a
lien on the-capital and profits of the Bank,
and 'fatal to ihe Commercial. Agricultural
and MiuNcturing interests of -the State,
sofatJs they are disconotcte I with other
Buking 'nstitulions, for this Legislature
-to take auy, action towards. putting the
R'4nt-athe State in liquidatiio.
rd;-That all and every objections
tinst -the principle qf establishiiit
.f the State applies with. much
rce to all Iprivate incorporated
d, That a Special Committee'
iuse.be.appointed to devise and
tith.e..exi session, the proper
a pt~evant-hereifter any .acrof
uIr tioUnfri.rbihg granted- to an.
and PrivateoWf he Palmeto Ri giens,.
nItase adoc with euchiei ablfticeby
aM riates of the brad grouns S.iiett
Thesey rwhis,oudrp the'rl eure
orerend fofal c eterparawe thi
feasiilit wasprov D ecoebrief7y
bint the pont.ih ilafriadt
opdthe Bivll u wihamurritte rilRos.
wahaen Bilwap hn. dptdb.avt
MrI ac n thee roa J.P.Reuids 'eortte
piyo whhe shoilmngtomptn Mahetr
Ragie Roall shintsrpea hens tie
fesiilt Hwaer proved the Cokemitten
bFied e Relain,mdeflwn
oposedo the.Billavery quetittn,ewich.i
Thl e Ballwas then aotd ya.e othe
i the L uegi.a r. ..Redrptd
aRBlloro thec Commifteeral Rie
aions n abeoilmuho and thstero'
MeRailgea, whis weaes rea the gittoneof
tha Huaver, ro QetheCn. ite '
Th ooe oFederal Relations, aetl olwn
report on hSlavery Agatatio begieav to
Exilleen, throw cold preser montfie
att.eprptis to bt i sive Action t pr
ofathy Liizsla te Suhbleeta
Rthen elont the PrmiteiFdery, Re
ernihs. on he mat of the Govern-'
Mesa.e Whil elae ho theatati expcf
th~o thaer Soutern.behr o
he Ciaomintd,we rian 'Enrl sRyetat in
tosapoinmen ths re pec 'iuch occe ..
vheruy wilssfied suh reaerolia.ted u
atman.oreadyvey Agiati beg tope
reotatei deyc ofgthe rinhs opndono ihfi
no,MrYancey. fom DCsiv Atieon Iir
nitizveents,.rtepothe iev toat
ithe elevatio o Superidencyn of uai
Sourn,-an, fteurses.raoal e
The 'orfo dn the SotG.bet eoll manda
behaoted aie wills ohnlyseceived ifs
thniidme in Iths passae ws'ol oposed
thyer. willfand owens aoa untell,
a' an redy Mtheyrs Hevry Memmingper
Oae n defce oftheyeas andhonor iopase
be Soth.f8 o3.l hrfr o
-nry neyth cromCommrence on heeate
n.to eome t.'rpredaBl-t h
* The BilHor aiding adjured(.ni ad
dCn harloe, l Rasen' receve it. r
ttidomreadains thassae sessoppsoed
by Messnrs desread tOw-pos 'of' uantil h
-. Oh n acaofqun fthe. a andnit pasbed
ilsos e to be a isosew of
. 'Mnrh. Meminge enrte sa i, to ris
supplimesoraii thatnsin yhear.sonsn
Mr. Henry -rodtceF rol4t40n rei
ting to Bank, which were iferred lo Com
mittee of the Whole on Saturday..
Mr. Owens' resolutions -relating to the
presentation of Awrds and .Medal. to tbc
Palmettos, was adopted unanianously.
From the Columbia-Telegrai ph inst.
- ARIVAL -O l'HE BRITANNIA.
Ist Dep lch.-At I -o'clock this morn
ing. we received the 'illowing despatchal
otur untiring and indeatigable -correspon
The Steamer Brtiannia arrived at Bo
ton at ten o'clsock on Wednesday' morning,
riance-The Fren6h papers regard tht
result of the President:al election, io that
enuntry, very' doubtful. The contest it
between Cavaignac and Prince Louih
Ireland-Throughout this devoted coun
try depression misery. poverty, and starva
ti.-n. still continue to an alarming extent
vi-ong the poor.
Counties ranquil. No political or other
liews of interest It is thougltt that the
lives of the State prisoners will be-spared.
Denmatk.-The country still insists on
dissolution from Governments of Schles
Spain.-The Queen's Troops have had
a grand batle at Arragoij, dispersing the
Italy -The Austrians maiintain their
position in Lombardy. Charles Albert
has given up all idea of renewing war.
From the Charieston Mercury.
MONU.MENT TO THE PALMETTO
CoLUMalA, Dec. 2,1848.
A design for the Monument proposed to
be erected by the Legislature to the mam
ory of the officers and soldiers of the Pal
mietto, Regimett who p,rished in the war
with Mexico. has been prepared by our
6elow town.vman. Ciol. Edward B. While,
by direction -of his Excellency Governor
The Mlonument represents a rough na
ttred rock of aipyr.omidial form, fifty feet
square at thelbase..and thirty- five feet in
height. Within the rodk -is a vaulted
chanber, sixteen feet wide, e0en .etet
hig,,njLtLIrty (eet long. %it b niiassive
bronse door af~eirCh cid. -n'the centrea'of
tne chamber is - a tomb in- which -will be
deposited the remains of Col. Butler; on
his right, within a large niche, is another
tomb enclosing the body tif Lieut.-Col.
Dickinson; and on the left in a-:sinii1ar
niche, is another tomb whicla will contain
the bodies of the coinmiis'oned officers of
the line, who died during.ihe wai-. Ir the
iwo si-les or the 'diamber will. be twenty
s-nall- nichee,''affording accormidlationo
for one h;sudred nimo.commis,sioned officers
atd privates, which'%!Jl he ample for alt'
the bodies wivith can be' recovered . an.
brot hi himne._ Th- Regimental and Co-rf'
pany Sags to be deposited in the'vault.
.agains:heW4115, or. ia suc-other- manne
as to ensure their preservation... So iai
r la! res ..de. R li i 'ae,r
er th 60if Regi
ad IpLrItqiatereimar elaicveeta
-oits they enshrine ; and 'mft%r 'tin
smnal nicheasthave received-the bodies in
ended for thie;- they ' will be- we lled:ni,
and cover' d with marble -.Aablets, bea'rin-i
the names of 'thoseeenclosed, - and othes
proper iinscripitie. 'AE'ainst the wallw.
atnd to other convenient places in 'be cham'
er, to be inscritied ou marble tablets the
ev.nts of the war;and rte namos of all the
individuals whto comtposed the Palmetto
Regimetnt, designatitng the rank uf each.
and distinguishina those who were killent
or wosunde:d. Ott the exesrior of thte rock,
the names of all the battles wherein thte
Regiment wss engaged, and the names uf
all who perished in the war, to he itscribed
isa letters of bronze; and appropriate mottos
written in ornize to be over botth doors of
entratnce to the vault.
The pyramidal rock, as lhas been des
cribied, to be surtmountesd bay a trophy made
entirely of brotnze, tbirty-five feetin height
makinag the total height of the monument
seventy feet from the ground to its sop.
The trophy tao conasist of a funeral urn,
sacred to the tnemory of thoise who lie en
omhed btelow ; an eagle with otutstretchte:
wings and fierce beak h .vers over the urn,
and personates the General Govername t,
under the protective shadow of whose
wings te departed herse- shotltd rest. At
the fouot of the urn lies coiled, and prepared
for defence. the-rattlesnake, typical of the
Southernt country; and towering over all,
rises the Palmetto tree, personasing the
State, sa ho takes utnder her especial care
the remains of her departed sons, cherish
ing their memory and honoiing their names.
Around the urn and Palmetto tree, minitgled
with the cactus and bayonet-palmetto. tare
lsmtered banners, ordintance, military armt
atnd equipments-which may considered
spoils of war.'
This Monument is estimated to cosi
$25 00. and not fo exceed $30.000. Ia it
proposed to obtain from the General Gov
enent, captured Mexican canon foi
the castings of the trophy, which will add
much to the interest of the Monument; and
aso to gather around and'within 'it,' suecl
momaentos of the war as can he procured,
Since writing the above, I understans
that our younag andi promising fellowwciti
zenl. Mr. Jones. so favorably known as as
architect, has also submittead de-signes which
are very highly, spoken of by those wh<
have seen them
PRKENo'TIA VoTP. 07 SOUTH CAan
L.ta.-The Electors for President ant
Vice Presidesat of the Utnited States.se
lectest by 'the Legislatu're of this State,
assemhled at Columbhia on Wednesday
last, and cast their votes for Lewis Cass foi
President, and Win. 0. Butlei- for Vie
Thbe Electors were' in s.eaion, from 1'
oclock A M. to 3 o'clock P. M., engaset
in.pieparing the requis.ite certifieates, anm
other fortms, required to render their vol<
J. .L. Black1 Esq.. son of the Hon
James A. Black, late member of Cougret
from the first, Congressional' Distirict
this State, was selected as. the messenge
to convey the Electoral Voteslo the-bet
of anvernment-.Chaerletont Courier.
BY LAST N16HPS MAIL_
From 1ke.Columbia Tele h
ADVANCE IN OT
A Despach froit'New York;-.tals'eta 1
on Friday and Saturday, there were large -nt
sales of Upland aud Flod firtsi and-4,
e lalf-Molile, 'Texas'd O-lens.r4
being at an advance of one eighu 'a silt
Several me-e?deaths in.2Ne.r.Aort
Cholera, on Friday and Satudaa."0 -
confined to quarauine, though s -
rumored n ihe city.
CuaaLESToR; Dec 9 r~.U
Cotton in active iemind aa
slight improvement in- prices.Sa esiari
2.400 hales a 4 to 6cents -.
BaLTUOAZ. Sunday D.ec 10
Not TIt.as -, Y 'A a 1 EH.ARl
delphia Mmt pronoutees speei-e-o
Calirornia Gold sent io.Government ggoa
ine-224 caraus fine. -GOvernmeni#te
seven and a quarter.
Three more deaths from Choleramo-d1r
Saturday-alogether 39 easeand' 18
I deaths. They died geuerally if"6'nirp
after attack. No cases in' the ciy of-' N
Cotton is in active demand. Sie
2600 bales ?t jprices ranging from .6- -
Pricei very full. -
From the Columbia Telegjph.
COLLEGE 030MENCE.MENT.- V
A friend,- informs 'us thai Mr. J. P.
Adair s, of this District (who ionli"ir j
honor). acquitted himself inosi ce iiab')y
and froin our knowledge of .his -superiar1
abilities and utiring industry,:we araesa
ti,lied that he will hereafter swellIsettiui.,'
the honors he .hasalreid wonio spite or
lailin health and.. otir.oltacles.
O:W. C. Tab.er's itmeeh tee
ion has lies- expressed--t waagell -
~ceived .e 'written and -admrnial'b d
iivered.H is personal advantage sre v.r.e.Sj.
great. d iis otorteal: powerironly A;'
position hereafter amonip.'hosey *1o i
'heir will-caaiaiwa thbe fief~,denio
aMJ 8:-Ewart. who ca e
forcibly and .ell--his-itonarion ai
turq were .both good,id ho adeit
se.f-heard over thr hole.i Inbilv
The speeches .4IMs.ra. I. B'L hrde,
I. ;IV.Porer an% - ~,~eJy
heard in part and werem0k % M 7
with. All of these genenand-fi
Atn acquain!Ace rw'wt te,sobgoc P!
qih aggured ea fo J
dae ac~gn eae"' eIIe
s,l;I in erseedtidf afl6tian -
srten$ts fri- olusc'elluLbadsta2
id.i-thegallery,-,he DegreoCA A
e'onfred byithe-Pslln ith
cutomed'grade ue C
J.P. Adams, W. Andersou,W -t1M
toti. J. WV. Avsry, Ji. -F Be,L-i
Betliea, L S. Bli.ndiff '3BRi~d L
H. Cheves, W.:S.Dogan. JB. E
H D Fr:ta r, F.,Ganiewell D. C
van, RL. .Henry, J. 8. Lhide.?W1
Mlathoeon. D. McRae. J. T. goreher.2
F. Porcher, E. J. Rembert,G. : IQk
errs. E. W. Seibels, A. J. Shav;-A.?ML
Smith, S. Spirks: C. H. Snbor,-W
Taber, W. H. Talley, A. W. Thoiesod
W T. Thomsoni C. S West. W.
Wihaley, W. :R;.Withers-34. .
When this ceremoniy h'ad been concipd
ed. tnte President encetined thie sitesida~
or the yourhful. g'aduaies, and thi adit
once, by the ou:pourintg noo of the hap
pie st efarts or htis:untrivalled eloquence.~~
The exercises were then condeb'*
the deliverey of the Valedictorj Address
by Mr. L. S. Blatnding (on whom thte'
Honor h',d been conferred.) in an ioin
sive and graceful manner.
From the Ch.ars. Mercury
CULTIVATION Or Taf TF.APLN?
CoLx,usa.. Dec .I
DERR .NIR: The State Agricultnfal
Soci--tv -held a meeting on Friday night
in tthe H all ouf thbe H ouse of Represmntatives.
The address of Mr. Jnius Smithbon she
subject of the Tea Plant, and tte adaptatiosi
to the soil and, climate of 'o'ih Carolina'
was highly instructive. 'I believe I h'ave
already informed you that this getlema,a
viuists our State fot 'he putrpose.of ilet
ing a suitable site for a tea plantation. Ia
order to begin the good worlr-imnediately
he has brought with -him vetandred
plants and a box of seed. *.The4M, Pfit..
he informed us. was discoeret.a -few -
Iyears ago to be a native of- thtenorthwest
erm parts of A.iu; that the Ea.de
Company is.nuw cultivatin3g .it.uccesfs!y
among. the molEuntain)s of that region,.j d
Ithat on the plins it cantnot.be grown.-y -j
further said. that although.a.- very..scon
modeling plant:. its producto.n.for;tbepar.
pose -we desire hot;weadher for: a short
time in summer, and very cold ireathedor
two or three months in winter.dhTet pa
i od is not far etistant, hte.thiks, when -in
certain sections of the Unitted; S'ates, tea.
plantations will. he. as co'mmon as coton.
plantations now are. -
Mr. Smith, I- am happy to say, leas
been elected ein honor-ary member of the
Sltate Agricultural Socety,........
The Hon. F?. WV. Pick.nga is to de the
-anniversary orator for November.1849.
IThe semi- annualZ.iseeiing will- be held in
ithe village'of Chester an the first Thnrs#ay
after the firut'NMoodaiy in' Augasiutoext(
By :veqtieat Jidg.evtan has coosentead
s to preparefor ibe.Sdciey a digesui>f5h's
f road' laws.of the State. A copy offJtlge
r O'Neal!s digest-of the law. allec;itigths .
t -slave and fi-ee Ko lore'd popiuatto bge 4
to send you to-monroir