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KP1TORS & PKO PR I ETO RS.
JIOZ.I.T KPII1XJ., ?I ASS KALI, ., II IHM.
Thursday
Hay 2, 1G45.
Agent3 for the Guard.
W. Estill Axceia, General Agent.
C. B. Lane, Chulahoma, Miss.
U'm. Si AVakrev, Oxford, Miss.
lj McNabb, P. 31., North Mt. Pleasant.
A. G. Ellis, Panola, Panola Co., Miss.
G. W. Henry, P. M., Fairview, Ponto
toe County, Miss.
Th above nanHid r-ntlemn rs fullj authorised to re
ceive ami rfffript for any amounts die th- Guard Office.
flCpNo new subscribers will be received
unless accompanied with the Cash.
DEMOCrLVriS KZCETltf S. '
The Democracy of the Lamar Precinct,
" will hold a meeting in the town of Lamar
on .SATURDAY the 31st inst., at 2 o'clock
P. M. to appoint FIVE Delegates to the
Countv Convention, to be held at Holly
Spring on the FIRST MONDAY OF JU
LY NEXT. A general attendance is res
pectfully requested. . .
EESSOCnATXC MEETING.
The Democracy ' pf the Holly Springs
Precinct, will hold a meeting at the Court
J louse on MONDAY NEXT, at 2 o'clock
P. M., to appoint Delegates to the County
Convention, to be holden on the FIRST
MONDAY OF JULY NEXT. A general
attendance is requested.
To CoiiRESPoxDENTs. The Commu
nication signed "W." came duly to hand.
We cannot, however, publish any Commu
nication without first knowing who the au
thor U. "A word to the wise is sufficient."
This is the name of the new organ of
President Polk's administration, edited by
- Thomas Ritchie; and takes the place ' of the
Globe edited by Blair . Rives, removed.
The first number was issued on the 1st day
of May, and Mr. Ritchie good humoredly
says Us had wished to issue it on the 9th of
May, as on that day forty-one. years ago,
he issued the first nuvxber of the "Richmond
Enquirer" ' .
The first number of the Semi-Weekly
"reached us last week, and strikes the key
note as the Organ should do of the adminis
tration. ' It comes booming along the dem
ocratic line upon the Oregon question, with
unsurpassed ability. We wish we could
transfer its articles upon. this subject to our
columns; but they are too long for lis and
ix VA not bfnr cutting up. The two short
..... 1
extracts which we publish are all we have
space for to-day. '
In the Union we have now an accredited
orsranof the administration to which all
can look for, the views, feelings" and move
inents of President Polk, that it is prudent
or proper to make known, in the hands, of
an editor in whom the whole Democracy
can confide. We shall avail ourselves of it
freely to give increased interest to our pa
per, and rejoice in the prospect it holds out
of Union "and strength to the Democracy:
r - ""v Hail Storm. ..
The North-Western part of our county
- was visited on the night of the 13th instant,
with a most destructive hail storm and tor
nado, which very materially injured, the
corn, cotton and oat crops in some places
entirely, destroying them. We learn that
the farmers are preparing to re-plant both
corn and cotton. Some of the. hail stones
are said to have been fully as large as turkey
eggs. The storm continued on ' its course
to the Westward into De Soto county, deal
ing , destruction to every tender bud. It
swept over several plantations in that coun
ty, in most of which, the corn and cotton,
together with garden," 'and other-, plants,
were entirely destroyed, In some places,
from 100 to 300 trees were blown down on
a single acre of ground. Large quantities
of 'birds were found scattered over the
ground the next morning, which were tilled
by the hail -also, many cattle were killed
by the falling timbers. The hail in some
places lay in drifts from two to three feet
high.
tCr We learn that there have been no
communications of any moment lately, be-
tween Mr. Packenham and the Secretary of
State. The Oregon question, therefore,
stands precisely as it did upon the accession
of Mr. Polk, ro far as negotiations at Wash
ington affect it. - . . .'
They had a dreadful fire at Portsmouth,
New Hampshire on the 4th inst,- Lops esti
mated at $120,000. A great part of the
j
property was insured. j
- ' Texas. - ".
We clip the following extract from the
Union, the mouth-piece and organ of Presi
dent Polk's administration- Mr. Ritchie in
his prospectus, after giving us, at length, the
principles of the new organ upon all the
great issues which have divided political
parties in the country, since the foundation
of the government, such as the Bank In
ternal improvement assumption of.State
debts, Distribution of the Land fund and
Tariff, speaks thus of the Texas question:
"But other subjects now call upon our at
tention, and at this time transcending all
others, is the question of the Annexation of
Texas. It is scarcely necessary" for us to
pledge all our efforts to the final consumma
tion of that great questiop. None have
been more zealously devoted than ourselves
to the admission of the Lone Star into our
constellation. Should any difficulties occur
on the part of her Government or of the
Whigs of the United States, we shall spare
no exertions to remove them."
We bespeak for the above- extract the
special attention of our readers, and beseech
those, of our cotemporaries of the Demo
cratic press in this State, who have dealt
such hard blows at us, for the position we
have assumed on the subject of Senator, to
weigh well the course they are pursuing.
They have charged us with creating divi
sions in our party, and our course as bely
ing the standing of the "Guard," heretofore,
that annexation was settled as far as this
country was concerned, that those who con
tinue to prate about it are "knaves," or
"fools." We hope that hereafter, when
they feel disposed to speak thus upon this
subject, they will apply the terms to Presi
dent Polk, and the editor of. his official or
gan, Thomas Ritchie, forgetting that there
are such humble advocates of the Demo
cratic cause as the editors of the "Guard."
When President Polk is called a "fool," and
Thomas Ritchie "a knave," .for - prating a
bout immediate annexation, we are content
to be placed in the same category wheth
er it be by Whigs or Democrats. Yes, the
Union well and truly says, that "at this time
transcending all others, is the question of the
Annexation of Texas;" and it more than jus
tifies all we, in our humble way, have" said
or done. We airain repeat, that the Texas
cj- i
ball is rolling on! It has crushed many a
lofty name it has destroyed a great party,
and prostrated one of the boldest and most
daring leaders the country ever knew Mr.
Clay; it destroyed Mr. Van Buren, a better
man; and before it is , done it, will sweep
from political existence many a false heart
ed Democrat who "keeps the promise to the
ear, but breaks it to the senses."
rjLThe Hon. Jesse Speight and lady
passed through our town last week, on their
return from Washington City. We under
stand that Gen. S., passed through Virginia
just in time to participate in the rejoicings
of the Democracy over our late signal victo
ry in that State.
We here take occasion to correct an er
ror into which some of our cotemporaries
have fallen, with regard-to Gen. S. Be
cause we preferred another to him for Sen
ator, and have expressed ourselves pretty
freely as to the conduct of some of those
who pretended to one thing and done an
other in that election, it is no reason why
we should be disposed to do him injustice.
In fact our feelings are wholly different.
We know Gen. S. to be. an old and well
tried Democrat, sound upon the Tariff, and
above suspicion upon the Texas question.
Would to God we felt certain of getting
another Senator equally sound "upon these
great questions tosucceed Mr. Walker.- We
think, we know that the people feel as we
do about it; but it is with shame and mortifi
cation we confess- that the treatment we
hayejreceived at the hands of some of the
Editors of Democratic papers in this State
lately, induces us to believe they do not
feel so. If not, why were we attacked?. Whv
have we been denounced? and why are men
pressed upon the party who are not like
Gen. S. upon the greatest question of-the
age in which we live the annexation of
Texas? - ---
Separation of the Eethodist Church.
The follow ing Resolution was adopted on
the Mth inst., by the Louisville (Ky.) Con
vention of the Methodist Church, with but
one dissenting voice: , '
Resolved by the Delegates of the several
Annual Vonjerences in the lSouth and South
Western States, in General Convention As
sembled, That we carmot sanction the ac-
tion ot tne late Uenerai Conierence ot the
Methodist Episcopal Church, on the subject
of slavery, by remaining under the ecclesias
tical jurisdiction of this body," without deep
and lasting injury to the interests of the
Church and country; we therefore, 'hereby
instruct the committee on onranization that
if, upon a careful examination of the whole
subject, they find that there is no reasonable
ground to hope that the northern majority
will recede trom theu position and give
some guaranty for the future security of our
civil and ecclesiastical rights, that they re
port in favor of a separation from the eccle
siastical jurisdiction of the said general con
ference. . " '
American Fleet in the Gulf.
The Government of the United States
will have the. following fleet off Vera Cruz
in a few days:
Frigate Potomac 44
Ship Falmouth- -20
The Lawrence - ' .10
Brig Somers- ..... ...... ..... -10
Steamer Princeton, (equal to)- . -0
Ship Saratoga 20
Ship St. Mary's- - -20
Brig Porpoise 10
" : " " " ' ' ' . -"" "
To which another Sloop of the first class
is to be added i . . . . . .20
Total ...... ... v.. .. 174
The above squadron embraces the ship
Vincennes, of 20 guns, but she is destined
for China, to take the place of the Vandalia,
now at Norfolk, and for which some other
ship will be substituted. What will Don
Whiskeiando sav to this visit from Uncle
m
Sam? -'
TheWashington "Union."
The first number of the "Union," which
takes the place of the "Globe," has come to
hand. We are highly pleased with Mr.
Ritchie's beginning. . The article below , in
CD O ,
reference to our Foreign Relations at the
present crisis is interesting, as presenting
the views of "the organ' of the Administra
tion: ; : . ,'
OUR FOREIGN RELATIONS.
"We have no time to touch these ques
tions this evening, even if the time had ar
rived for the purpose. Oregon appears toj
De rising into tne great question ot the day.
We must say that we are surprised at the
language attributed to Viscount Peel and
Lord Aberdeen in Parliament. Are not
they badly reported? or is it possible that
these statesmen should have fallen into the
errors which distinguish their speeches?
"In the course of a day or two, we shall
animadvert on the positions, which they
have taken. We may even commence the
series of strictures, to-morrow. One thing
is certain - we cannot abandon the great in
terest of our country to their blunders or e
ven to their menaces. This is not the way
tor John liull to deal with Uncle Sam. , The
public sentiment of our people will stand by
our administration. Even if we were dis
posed to question the public spirit of the
whig party, they would surely hesitate to
singe their fingers again, after they have
been so much scorched by the Texas"llame.
But we shall have no anti-Oregon party.
Thft IWirfli na xt-ll e t!i C-k.L .III
with the v est on this subject. Let Great
t uo llic uuuui, III nunc
Britain be well assured of the fact.
"The Texas question is stills undecided
We understand that despatches ""tiave been
received from Major Donelon down to the
3d ult. The reply of President Jones has
not yet been received to his communica
tions. We have fresh and undoubted assu
ranees, that the" people of Texas are most
decidedly in favor of annexation, and will
not yield the point to the present President
or his advisers. Let General Houston con
sult his own high character by speaking out
in tavor ot annexation, and all . would be
11 " 1- . 1 a
wen immediately. liut whatever course a
few prominent gentlemen may take, we do
not doubt the people, the course they will
pursue, or the ultimate success of the meas
ure. England may seek to stave off the re
suit, by advising the government to pro-
crasunanon, or oy interposing its proposi
tion of independence. But nothing, we
trust and believe,' can defeat it. The time
is at hand when the people of Texas will
speak a language which the world cannot
misunderstand. .
"As for Mexico, she may bluster. She
may be induced to go to a certain point, by
theh opes of British co-operation. She may
tnreaten restrictions upon our commerce;
but it is not to be believed that either Mex
ico or England will be mad enough to dis
iurb the peace of the world."
The Oregon NegotlationT
The National Intelligencer of this morn
ing might very' well have saved itself the
necessity of reading its long homily to the
administration and the people. We do not
understand that the Executive of the United
States have. any intention of closing: the
door to any negotiation with Great Britain
upon the Oregon question, and, therefore,
we mignt suppose that all the inferances
which the National Tnteli;
from
the supposed "violent
the United States (for instanceV "iritt not
gotiate" upon such a course, leaving us the
auernam es ot submission or. imr" and all
the denunciations which it sn Vrmtm'tniulv
P0"1 , forth upon the "shocking absurdity,"
"JC ruarous doctrine thut "we ought
not to negotiate," (which the National In
telligencer attributes-to some of the Repur
hcans,) and that thus we revive "that old
L,6 J?6 ts-the rmger cf
u,e ciuirety misplaced.
We certainly do not understand that the
negotiation about Oregon is at an end; or
that our administration is determined or wil
ling to terminate it; or that there is no
prospect of amicably adjusting the dispute ;
or that lt must necessarily end in breaking
up the peace of two rrreat conntri. We
TJJ ?tecesslY' therefore, of analyzing the
triple alternative, which the National Intel-
tl -S? f P r d to make out in its elabo
WHt ?ear one colunm and a half.
I i V1?11 tthe ca5e mar go forward
andlnf Enable decision ;"
blfennf oftheLtd
1,1 i , ""- vc fcuouia nave
been better.pleased to eft the National In-
w o mo expression
of its own opinions on the question itself.
We should have been much better satisfied
to have seen the National Intelligencer vin
dicating the just claims of our own country
against the assaults and arguments of Bri
tish tongues and British pens; and we still
hope to see that journal thus employed, and
not again, as in the case of. Texas, counter
acting the rights and the interests of our
own country Union.
Arrival of the HiberaiaT
The mail steamer Hibernia, Rvrie,arriv
ed early yesterday morning at Boston via
Halifax. She left Liverpool on the after
noon ot the 19th ult. and has made the pas
sage in a little short of 17 days, including
the detention at Halifax. The Hibernia
had 120 passengers from Liverpool to Hali-
tax and lioston. - fcshe Was detained three
days by the ice. ,
The intelligence by this arrival, concern
ing the relations between Great Britain and
the United States, is tame to the last de
gree. The Oregon question had not been
touched again; the belief induced by the
latest tidings from this country, that the an
nexation of Texas would be defeated by the
action of that Republic herself, had been
seized with avidity by the English politi
cians, and had produced the effect of setting
aside the Oregon question. Perhaps the
entire lack of news cannot be more plainly
expressed than by stating that Wilmer, in
making up his digest of political news for
this country on the 19th ult., simply repub
lishes the debates of the 4th, stating that it
was in part of the issue of the 5th.
The London Court Gazette of the ISth
ult. contains the official announcement that
the Qoeen has been pleased to approve of j
Mr. Robert Armstrong as Consul at Liver
pool for the United States.
The Stock of American cheese on hand,
in London, is equal to the whole stock of
English cheese of every kind.
The right or Search. -The Paris Presse
says it is assured "that the result of the con
ferences between the Duke de Broghe and
Dr. Lushington is, that the JFrench and
English Governments have agreed to sus
pend the right of search for two years, with
drawing for this period the commission giv
en to their respective cruisers." But this
had been contradicted ; and it is said that
the only results as yet arrived at, are the
utmost cordiality between the Duke de Bro
ghe and the French naval officers, and two
propositions on the subject one from the
Duke and the other from Dr. Lushington,
which are now before- the Earl of Aber
deen. The American Minister had entertained
a distinguished party of the nobility at din
ner, among whom was Lord Brougham, at
his residence m Grosvenor place.
A yerv strong feeling prevailed in and
out of Parliament on the subject of a grant
to Maynooth College in Ireland, which was
undndicusiiol with, every prospect of its
passage, n is opposed on tne grouna mm
it Would seem like a concession to the de
mands of. the Irish agitators.
The opposition to Sir Robert Peel's minis
try, appeared to have laid aside all other
weapons of attack, and among them the
decision of the Oregon territory, and to have
centred their whole force upon this ques
tion. "
The New York Sun has one day later,
by express through from London in time for
the Hibernia:
The great debate on the Maynooth grant
terminated in the British Parliament on the
morning on the 19th, with an exciting
speech from Sir Robert Peel, the mere a!
stract of which occupies three columns and
a half in the Morning Chronicle.
It would seem that ministers had some
doubts as to the passage of the bill, when
the premier, summoned all his energies,
commenced a powerful appeal to the house
in favor of the measure, in which he defend
ed the policy of the ministers, showed the
necessity of conciliating Ireland, and allud
ed to a probable war with the United States
as one of the reasons why Great Britain
should "concentrate all her energies to
maintain unimpaired the power and dignity
of the United Kingdom." .
. If war should come he desired that "Ire
land should stand ranked with England, and
the energies of a united people would en
sure a glorious triumph in a just cause."
fThe premier resumed his seat about three
o'clock in the morning, amid thunders of
applause, which lasted several minutes.
After the exciting speech, the house divi
ded, and there appeared for the Maynooth
grant bill 323,"against it 176 majority for
it 14 . l ne ministers were, oi course, over
joyed at the result. It is probably the first
time on record, that a religious grant has
been carried by appealing to the belligerent
propensities of the English commons. The
premier has evidently accepted O'Connell's
offer of Ireland's services to fight America
for Orecron and Texas. ' It remains to be
seen how the bargain will be carried out.
During the present week policies of ma
rine insurance have come over from London
with '-a clause protecting the underw riters
from loss, in case of the capture of vessels
by a foreign enemy. .
It is thought that the result xf the meet
ing of the Convention of the Methodist
Lipiscopai unurcn, now jn session in inis
city, -will be a separate organization for the
Southern and foutn-wTestern otates. i ne
a . i mi
subject is now under discussion, and from
all we can see, there appears to be a great
unanimity of opinion. . Two very able ad
dresses were made, yesterday, one by the
Rev. Mr. Pierce, and one by the Key. Mr.
Capers, showing the necessity and expedi
ency of separating from the General Con
ference, None who heard their eloquent
and earnest addresses can doubt the propri
ety of the course proposed. With the par
ticular bearing of their acts on ecclesiastical
affairs we have nothing . to, do ; but their
proceedings will be a matter of general in
terest, owing to the subject involved. Low.
uemocrat.
Prom Mexico.
The schooner Creole arrived at this port
yesterday from Vera Cruz, whence she
cleared onthe .22d ult. one day after the
Yucateco, which arrived on the 2Sth ult.
The Creole brings us files from Vera Cruz
to her day of clearing, and irom the capital
to the 17th. Owing to a norther's coming
up. the Creole could not sail till the 21th
but held no communication with the shore
after the 22d. as we are assured.
We have again to say that Mexico has
not yet declared war against the united
States, although rumors were rife in town
vesterdav that she had done so. The sub
ject was a very general topic of conversa
tion yesterday, but no one, we presume, se
riouslv believed in the rumor. At any rate
it was treated with derision. Verbal com
munications from some of the passengers by
the Creole represent that the general leclinj
at Vera Cruz is in favor of a war, and tha
the prevailing impression there is that the
Government will declare it so soon as it
finds itself in a situation to do so with effect.
Nous verrons.'
The four American vessels of war were
still lvinc at Sacrificios. Should Captain
Stockton's squadron join them, as is antici
pated, the lleet will consist ol eight vessels
of war, mounting in all 151 guns. .
By this arrival we hear not a word more
of Mr. Shannon, the American Minister.
The most interesting intelligence which
we find, relates to the fate of Santa Anna
and those involved in hh overthrow. A
proposition has been introduced in the
Chamber of Deputies that Santa Anna, Can-
alizo and the four ex-Ministers who took
part in issuing the decree of the 29th of No
vember, closing the sessions of Congress,
may avoid a trial upon the condition of ex
patriating themselves for the term of ten
vears. At the same time another proposi
tion was submitted, to the effect that an ab
solute amnesty should bo granted to all
those Generals and other officers compre
hended in the circular of the 6th of January,
depriving them of their commands, ice,
even though they had been already senten
ced. We do not find that the Chambers have
acted upon these proposiiions, but that they
are very likely to receive their approbation
we entertain no doubt. ' The revolution
having been so perfectly consummated
throughout the entire country, and the pres
ent Administration leing so .eeure in their
places, it would be an act of dignity as well
as clemency to extend a pardon to those
who adhered to the last to the fortunes of
Santa Anna. The services of a large num
ber of good officers will thus be regained to
the Republic. Anil further to tranquill.e
the public mind neither outraging the feel
ings of the yet numerous friends and parti
sans of Santa Anna, and at the same time
appeasing the demands for justice against
him it would appear to be a highly Jilic
coun to allow him to fenve the country
with those most intimately associated witJi
his tyranical acLi. It is a significant fact
that the liberal press, which has been hith
erto clamorous for vengeanc e, indulge in no
comments upon the introduction ol the
above propositions. Had they leen offered
before the news of the success of the An
nexation of Texas, there would have been a
loud and general outcry. It cannot be
doubted that it is the polioy of the Mexican
Government, in view of her ditference with
the United States, thus to heal all internal
wounds and concentrate the feelings of all
classes and parties ujton resistance to An
nexation.
Congress is diligently occupied, through
its committees, with the reform f the Or
ganic Bases. . On the 16th ult. the commit
tee charged with the subject of the interior
administration of the departments, made
their report.- Not a word is reported of the
discussions upon the relations between this!
country and Mexico. .These are carried on
in secret session.
The nature of the depatche last carried
by the r-urydice irom Oalveston to era
Cruz for Mr. Bankhcad had not transpired;
nevertheless it was generally rumored and
believed in Mexico that thev contained an
offer from the Government ol Texas to reject
Annexation, if Mexico would consent to
acknowledge the independence of Texas.
1 he editor of IA Sigh AAseem indiHer-
ent to the rumor, insisting that Mexico
must defend all her rigid s by the most stren
uous measures in her power. As to the ru
mor itself, being the same which we receiv
ed here direct from Galveston, we must
think that "where there is so much snToke
there must be some fire."
On the 15th ult. Senior Boves. in the
Chamber of Deputies, read a protest airainst
the memorial or report of the. Minister of
foreign Atlairs, in regard to Texas. He
attacked it in every shaie, and accompanied
his protest with a violent speech, abusive
not only of Senor Cuevas but of the whole
cabinet. When the motion founded upon
the protest was put to vote, Senor Boves
found himself entirely alone, every other
member voting against him. . I his shows
that the administration has the most per
feet confidence Of the House.
We,- hear no more of earthquakes, but
the papers contain some rather unsatisfac
tory speculations upon the immediate caus
es and invite communications from the dis
tant departments as to the precise moments
when the phenomena occurred, their dura
tion, tec. .
We find in our papers a letter dated in
Paris, addressed to the Mexican Congress
from ex-President Bustamente, congratulat
ing them upon the overthrow of Santa An
na, and the re-establishment of a Govern
ment of laws. He expresses regret that he
could not nave snareo in me giory oi achiev
ing the triumph.
. Papers from Zacatecas announce the ex
plosion of a, powder 'mill situated on the
road from that city to Gaudaloupe. The
proprietor or superintendent and several
workmen were instantly killed, and a num
ber pf others severely wounded.icyiir.
3L.TTEltS AI50UT T0 A.
Temperance MEimxu. The Tt-tuj,,
Meeting at the Baptist Church, on i(.
ternoon of Sunday last was we ll attn,, ,.
.uessrs. alter ana oteahns uei:, tf. i
dresses. We heard only the -ij( -It,.;,,,
Mr. Walter's effort. Mr. StcnriW a ! ; ,
was indeed interesting we noti ,i t,,.,
a moistened eye, as he drew a picture v,
was familiar to most of his mili-n-e .
no overwrought fancy sketch, j,,,, lr .
yea, that kind of truth which is
than notion." ihe adilrc-s will
lished.
The Society have determined
urate the 1th of July. The fo!,,u
if
.1 ...... . ! . t
Hi-Mien cnj iiMiiiiL-u a.i a I i ii.
il!!(
rrangements, viz:
WM. F.STEARNS. I
JAMES m,pi.
JAS. C. ALDERSON,
JOHN MoUi;
H. W. WALTER
The next regular meeting w ill I.,. (. j i .
the Presbyterian Church, on !ht3. S
of June, at 3 o'clock P. M.
We are highly gratifid t sn- the .) -,..
improvement so earnestly carried on ! ,
worthy town authorities, lernaiido mm
w hich for months past, has been jnn.u.-il !,;
will, in a few davs, vie with nuv Mm -
own, in point of beauty -except the n
near the Methodist Church.
The loveiN of Vocal and lnfn;' i
Music, would do well to give Mr. V,w
rail. -Room at the Union Hou :
Card in another column.
Hard to PJoasc.
The whig are so fastidious and m
Otis that wo are apiueln ni e Pre ;
olk will find it very difficult matter t ,!
mean himself in such a manner as will-
their approbation. Although, say tin , !
ia taken the correct position on th, n
Cgon question, yet he has acted too h;t :,
The London Times thought so too. and
thatqucstion should have been deferred ;u
other half cciiturv: by which time the l'-s
ish would have citizens rnoii.di in tin (
try to bid defiance to the United Sl.i'.
These objectors seem to haw forgotten ti
Id maxim, that "procrastination js ju. i
time. According to their loftc, i!
Texas question was iuopportunelv smu..'
Let the fruit ripen, said they, and it w ,.
fall of itself. Yes, trulv; and we mav ,,
sider ourselves extremely fortunate il it .!
not yet fall into BiitMi 'hands.
As fir ourselves we think Mr. Polk hto ic!
ed the taibjcet at the proper time and in t,
proper way. A full and decided ejo-iti. i
of the principles upon wh'chhc intended l
administer the t'ov eminent, m lhL , t;.r
111 his .Inaugural l.y the whole eo;i:itt.
Had he parsed over the subject in m!c t, , ,
he would have been denoun t t from
extremity oi the i. nion to the other, a
dering to the interests of England.
iK-cupation of Oregon was set forth b
).:.!,
Tl.,
ti
Baltimore Convention as a portion oi'tl
Democratic creed; and thn ii'-hout tin . .,
test last summer and fall, the words
iK.
Dallas, lexas and Oregon, were in . ii,,
upon every Democratic, banner from .M.in
to Louisiana. Under such rin-imi-t an.
then Mr. Polk could not have .ai,l 1, s ,., ,
on. nu in, in nit inaugural, man
!.. .... I. :.. i.: . : .i
h
say. Jackson (Tenn.) Itepuhl'mtn.
conmmciAL.
Ni:vv Ofti.rtxs, .May I i.
The transaction! in Cotton e,t r.L .
were limited, but this was owing moiei..
theftrarcity of particular dec rintiAns n.s
desired, than to any indiio-dtion to ot. i at-
. I . r t " '. . '
on me pan oi Olivers. About .5(M0I .,!-
were sold, at prices a shade hi-her peil -..y.
than could have been obtained lat San,,
day. The market is quite barren of .Mi,.,
sippiand Iouisiana Cotton, and they i, ,
lc quoted Jc. higher than the same de - r
lions would have commanded lat v,!,
The sales, for the last three days, an.oi i:
about HKi.uuu bales.
fTATF.M i:XT OK COTTON.
Stock on hand, 1st Sept. ISM, Bales I2."".H
Arrived during the past '. days.. I.n '!
" previously, ". . .s!ri,ii !
'Kilt,
Kx ported in the past .i day, 10,!l."i
previously 77 l,:j:!2..i.! I '
Stock on hand - 1 :(,''" 1
LIVERPOOL CLASSIFICATION.
Jsovixiana and Mi.ix.hiti.
interior,
Ordinary,
a .'
a .'
a
a HI
a 10
Middlin
.
Middling Fair,
I'air,
61
S
,
Good Fair,-
Good and Fine,
New-Orleans, Thursday, May lf.
The sales ofCotton yesterday di.lnot
ceed SQO bales at former prices; the inn- tr
rival of the steamer's news from lAir- j
had nearly suspended operations.
Holly Springs Haikct.
Flour, per barrel.. ..... .$5.7.'i t sn .no
Corn Meal, per bushel, 0,6." ( "'
Salt, " " y, 1,(H) itMh'
Salt, per Sack,-
:t,iR) o.i )
. . . . Si 10
10 i. '
10 k l-i
() k K)
.u
1-2 1;
. . . . '20 m, 00
. . .. I0 A 00
.... i,-ri
.... 10
. ... Id, 1-'
Bacon, per lb.,
Lard, "
Sugar,.
. Loaf,
Molasses, per gallon,-
Coffee, per lb.
Chocolate, per lb.,.
Itice, per lb.,
Tea, per lb.,.
Butter, per lb.,
IvjgM, per dozen,
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