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RODNEY, (Miss,) SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1840. Whole Number 113. . Tinz .xiODZ7xnr. TzaLsaxiArn . ' IS rolLlIHED WIF.KLT B Y T II O 3f AS, D R O W N At FIVE DOLLARS per.year, in advance. qj-No paper discontinued untilall arreara gei are naid unless at the option of the editor. , Term of Advertising. ' Per square often lines or less, for the first in ertion. One Dollar; for each additionalineer k tion, Fifty Cents. 07" To those who advertise by the year, a libera! discount will be made. The number of insertions required must be muked on all advertisements, or they will be continued uniil ordered out, and charged for accordingly. . 0rA1 -OB Work Inul be Pai for on livery. a. t. r.iAnTiiT & a. e. mAivrxN, ATTORNJES S COUNSELLORS AT LAW. . nODITST, &IXQQ. n fVTILL attend the circuit courts of y y Jefferson, Claiborne, Adams and Warren counties; the high court of Errors and Appeals, and the United States court at Jackson. Address G. T. Martin & Brother, Rodney, Mississippi. References. Hon. G. Robertson, Hon. D.Mays, Lexington, Ky. Foster & Eas ton, N. York. . S. VV. Oaky & Co., New Orleans, Dr. J . B. Warren, Rodney, Miss. H. B. Hill &, Co., Louisville, Ky., jonn b. coiiELiAir HAS resumed the practice of Law. Office in Port Gibson, next door to w the Branch of the Planter's Bank. April 10, 1839 tf49 ATTORNEY & COUNSELLOR ' IT ZflIF WILL attend the Circuit Court of Jef ferson and the adjoining Counties, and the several Courts at Jackson. He will attend to the collection of money and the settlement of claims in any of the river Counties of Mississippi. September 7, 1839 , . Olive Oil. IVfh Baskets Olive Oil, a superior aft? cle, just received bv R. N. FETHERSTON'H cc CO. Aug. 19,1839. 68 Superfine Cloths. very superior lot of Blue and Black Cloths, just received and lor sale by GRIFFING Sf CAROTHERS A Macaboy Snuff. JJRESH supply, just received and for sal ' bR. N. FETIlERSTOiVH & CO. Oct. 9. 1839. -i tf-75. Linseys and Jeans. A Large supply of Kentucky Linseys and Jeans, both coarse and fine, which will be sold low for cash or to punctual cus tomers, just received at the store of MUR RAY &, GARNETT, by E. G. WOOD. Lemon Syrup. T4v Gallons, just received by W R.N.FETflERSTON'tl&CO. Tomato and Vegetable Pills 7TUST received and for sale, a supply of Miiej' iomato ana re ters" vegetable Pills, bv R. N. FETHERSTON'H & CO. Spring and Summer Clothing A FRESH SUPPLY of Spring and Sum mer Clothmji, just received and for ale by GRIFFING &. CAROTHERS .April 10, 1840 , White Lead, Linseed Oils, ri TURPENTINE, and a select assort -tl- mentef Paints; just received and for ealeby R. N: FETHERSTON'H & Co. Cold-pressed Castor Oil. IcyflN Gallons Cold-pressed Castor Oil, iust received and for sale by R. N. FETHERSTON'H & Co. Aug. 26, 1839. 69 Administrator's Notice. -TOTICE 18 HEREBY GIVEN, that at J3l ,the December term, 1839, of the Honorable the Probate Court of Jefferson County, Mississippi, the undersigned was appointed administrator on the estate of P. (W. Littlepage,late of said county, deceased. AU persona indebted to said estate are re quired to make immediate, payment, and thoo having claims against it will present them within the time prescribed by law. W. G. HENRY, Adm'r. Blanks lor sale at this office Commission & Forwarding. JAMES & BAYLY, of Rodney, Miss., have connected themselves with RICH ARD BECK, of New Orleans, in the Com mission and Forwarding business; which will bo conducted in the latter place by Thomas P. Bayly and R. Beck, under the firm of Bayly, Beck &. Co., and at Rod ney by Join? G. James, under the firm of John G. James &. Co. JOHN G. JAMES, THOMAS P. BAYLY, RICHARD BECK. New Orleans, 27th Aug. 1839. 69-y Dissolution. THE Co-partnership of W. &. R. Ferri day &. Co., of Natchez, and Bennet, Ferriday & Co., of New Orleans, are thi day dissolved by mutual consent. William Ferriday and John Routh are alone charged with the settlement of the affairs of W. & R. Ferriday &. Co., and are authorized to use the co-partnership name of said firm for the purposes of liquidation; and Henry L. Ben nett and John Routh are charged with the settlement of the affairs of Bennett,' Ferri day & Co., and are authorized to use the co-partnership name of said firm for the pur poses of liquidation. WILLIAM FERRIDAY, JOSEPHiC. FERRIDAY, HENRY L. BENNETT, ROBERT FERRIDAY, SANDFORD W. WATERS. ' New Orleans, May Gtb, 1840. Notice. THE subscribers have entered into Co partnership here and in Natchez, for the purpose of transacting a general COM MISSION BUSINESS. The firm in this city will be Ringgold & Ferriday, and in Natchez Ferriday &. Ringgold. ALEX. H. RINGGOLD, JOSEPH C. FERRIDAY. New Orleans, May 6, 1840. 51-41. Lancets. 8 Doz. Evans' Genuine Lancets, just-re ceived by R. N. FETHERSTON'H & CO. Aug. 19,1839. 68 PRINTING. Hp HE office of the Rodney Telegraph ha been supplied with a great variety o and we are prepared to execute in a style of superior neatness, all kinds of Printing usu ally called for in thi3 section of country such as ... oBctnfl SttcuPat ant) cflecfUj PAMPHLETS, JFnnnrnl Sntoftotftms, ay titrate 6 0$zntd, HANDBILLS, Promissory Notes, NOT ART'S BiAlTSSi : Business & Address Cards, BLANK DEEDS, &c Commission, Storage & For. warding. IT AM now prepared to receive Cotton on U Storage, and will make liberal advances in money, on shipments to New Orleans or Liverpool. Punctual attention to, and prompt sales made of all consignments of Produce, and other articles which maybe entrusted to my care. " '- - ; ' Up Country Produce and Groceries, fur nished Planters on the most accommodating terms. JOHN A. VV ATKINS. Rodney, Sept. 18,1839. 72. Insolvency. TVTOTICE is hereby given, that agreeably an order of the Honorable the Probate Court of Jefferson county, at the last term Thomas W. Garnett, John A. VVatkins, and Robert VV. Worthington, commissioners ap pointed by said Court, will meet on the first Saturdry in each month, for six successive months, at the office of John A. Watkins, Esq., in the town of Rodney, to receive, audit, and allow, claims against the estate of John Ducker, deceased, represented in solvent. All persons having claims against said estate, are requested to present the same to the said commissioners, duly au thenticated for allowance. ) -. THOMAS. W GARNETT,) JOHN A. WATKINS, B R. W. WORTHINGTON.) I Rodney, May 2, 1840. 49-6m. Spices. A LLSPICE, Black Pepper, Nutmegs xii. Mace, Cloves, and Spices of all kinds ust received by R. N. FETHERSTON'H & CO. Oct. 9, 1839. tf-75. "LONG TIME AGO." In the wilds along onr border, . Long time ago, . ' Where discord ruled in wild disorder, Long time ago, Who was it stilled the mad commotion, Long time ago, Said "Peace be still, thou troubled Ocean 1" 'Twas Tippecanoe, i When trembling age and weeping beauty, Long time ago, Called each proud hero to his duty, ' Long time ago, Who rushed to wak with falchion gleaming, Long time ago, And victor was, where blood was streaming T 'Twas Tippecanoe. When other hearts were sadly sinking, , Long time ago, Despair's dark cup too deeply drinking, Long time ago, Who kept his banner proudly flying, Long time ago, Amid the groans of heroes dying? Twas Tippecanoe. Then coming peace his banner furling, Long time ago, Beauty's self the laurel curling, Long time ago. Into a wreath of glory wound it, - JUong time ago, And on the brow our country bound it Of Tippecanoe. THE REASON WHY. Now tell me, father, why men shout So loud for Harrison? In every crowd in every street . They only speak of one !" 4 'Tis a long tale to tell, my son, You'll hardly understand Bad, wicked men are now in power, A curse o'er all the land. Now these bad men we want to send Back to their homes away, And this is why you hear us call For Harrison all day. But, father dear, is Harrison Quite certain not to do As these bad wicked men have done, So hated now by you ? My son, we judge what men will do By what they've done before ; And every time we find them true We trust them more and more. r - Now this great man whose name you hear Proclaimed by every one, Has wielded pow'r almost as great ... .". ;.. , As many kings have done; And yet he never swerved a hair From honor's strictest laws ; He thought it recompense enough To fight in freedom's cause ! And many times his life he risk'd . Upon the battle-fleld, And though the foe oft pressed him close, He ne'er was known to yield. So now, my child, you see why men Do shout for "Freedom's Son;" And why they'll never leave the fight They nobly have begun,. Till victory's banner waves supreme Hurrah for Harrison ! ; r A Van Bur en Convert at Last. A Wes tern correspondent writes us as follows "I met a man a few dayr since who had gone over to tne Van Buren party ! He gave a reason tor so doingand what do you think it was? He said he was tohave a situation to sleep with Amos KendalYs cmiaren, to keep them from being frighten ed by Whig guns their father being in too delicate health to give them his persona attention.' How true the saying that 'eve ry man nas his price " Dr. Johnson compared plaintiffand de fendant, in an action at law. to two men ducking their heads in a bucket, and daring each other to remain longest under water. Truth. He who speaks lightly of fe male society is either a numskull or a knave the former not having sense enough to discern its benefits, and the latter hating the restraint it lays upon his vices. An Old Maid. According to the book of Jasher, recently published, Neomah, the daughter of' Enoch, was five hundred and eighty years old when she was married to Noah. What is Ridiculous. "Do vou see anv thing ridiculous in this wig?" said one of his brother judges to Curran. "Nothing but the head," he answered. The Chinese have a saying that an un lucky word dropped from the tongue cannot be brought back by a coach and six norses. We clip the following from the volunteer toasts drank at the celebration of the fourth of July at Paineville, Amelia county, Va. : By, Robert S. Ligon. The Northern man with southern feelings- He wires in and wires out, And leaves a body still ia doubt, Whether the snake that makes the track, Was going South or coming back. From the Madisonian. 1I05IA&E OF JUSTICE. We have compiled, from various sources, the following disinterested testimonial?, which were commanded from their several authors by the lofty patriotism, valor, talents and success of Gen. Harrison, long before he was named for the Presidency, and in times which ought to give them weight suf ficient to bear down all the petty calumnies and quibbling objections which party malig nity may now presume to forge against the war-worn and time-honored patriot and sol dier. The authorities we present against the puny attacks of Loco-Foco Federalism, and which we shall stereotype as an irnpregna ble barricade against all opposition, are ho le?s than the Congrkss of the Uxited States, the Lfgislature of Indiana, and of Kentucky, James Madison, Jame3 Mon roe, Col. Richard M. Johnson, A nthonv Wayne, Langdon Ciieves, Simon Snyder, Gov. Shelby, Com. Perry, Col. Crogiian, Col. DAViKs,nnd others, including in the il lustrious catalogue even Thomas Ritchie himself I We begin with the testimony of Col. R. M. Johnson, now Vice President of the Uni ted States. , ,; Col. Johnson said, (in Congress) - "Who is Gen. Harrison? The son of one of the signers of the Declaration of Indepen dence, who spent the greater part of his large fortune in redeeming the pledge he then gave, of his 'fortune, life and sacred honor,' to secure the liberties ol his country. "Of the career of Gen. Harrison I need not speak the history of the West, is his history. For forty years he has been iden tified with its intersts, its perils and its hopes. Universally beloved in the walks of peace, and distinguished by his ability, in the coun cils of his country, he has been yet more illustrioustry distinguished in the field. "During the late war, he was longer in active service than any other General of ficer; he was, perhaps, ofiener in action than any one of them, and never sustained a de feat." . James Madison, in a special message tq Congress, Dec. 18, 1811, said, "While it is deeply lamented that so many valuable lives have been lost in the action which took place on the 7th ultimo, Con gress will see with satisfaction the dauntless spirit of fortitude victoriously displayed by every description of troops engaged, as well as the collected firmness which distinguished their commander on an occasion requiring the utmost exertions of valor and dicipline.11 James Madison in bis message to Con gress, Nov. 1812, said, "An ample force tromthe btatesot Ken tucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia, is placed, with the addition of a few regulars, under, the command of Brigadier General Harrison, who possesses the entire confi dence of his fellow soldiers, among whom are citizens, some of them vo unteers in the ranks not less distinguished by their politi cal stations than by their personal merits." In Mr Madison s message ot Dec. 1S1S, the compliment was extended, as follows: "The success on Lake Lne having open ed a passage to the territory of the enemy, the officer commanding the North-VV estern arms, transferred" the war thither, and, rap idly pursuinjr the hostile troops, fleeing with their savage associate, forced a general ac tion, which quickly terminated in the cap ture of the British, and dispersion ot the sav age force, . . ' .V "Thisresnlt is sisnallv honorable to Ma- jor General Harrison, by whose military talents it was prepared.11 The fclfowinar tribute of praise was paid to General Harrison, in 1811, by eleven of the officers who fought under his banner at the battle of Tippecanoe : ; "Should our country again require our services to oppose a civilized or savage foe, we should march under General II irrison with the most perfect confidence of victory and fame. "Joel Cook R. B. Bueton, Nathan Ad ams, A . Hawkins H. Burchstead, Hosea Blood, Josia Sneellng, O. G . Burton, C. Fuller, G. Gooding, J. D. Foster." Extract of a letter from Col. Davies, who was killed at the battle of Tippecanoe, Aug. 24ih, 1811: . "I make free to declare, that I have im agined there were two military men in the West, and Gen. Harrison is the first of the two." Message of Simon Snyder, Governor of Pennsylvania, Dec. 10, 1813. "Already is the brow of the Voung war rior, Croghan, encircled with laurels, and the blessings of thousands women and chil dren rescued from the scalping knife of the ruthless savage of tho wilderness, and from the still more savage Proctor, rest on Harri son and his gallant army ." ' ' In the Legislature of Indiana, on the 12th Nov. 1811, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Gen. vYtn. Johnson, thus addressed Gen. Harrison: "Sir- The House of Representatives of the Indiana territory, in tbeirown name, and in behalf of their constituent, most cordially reciprocate the congratulations of your Ex cellency on the glerious result of the late sanguinary conflict with the Shawnee Proph et, and the tribes of Indians confederated with him; when we see displayed in behalf of our country, not only the consumate abil ities of the general, but the heroism of, the man; and when we take into view the bene--fits which must result to that country from those exertions, we can not, for a moment, withhold our meed of applause." : . . ; ; . Legislature of Kentucky, Jan. 7, 1812. "Resolved, By the Senate and Houre of Representatives of the State of Kentucky, in the late campaign against the Indians upon the Wabash, Gov. William Henry Har rison behaved like a hero, a patriot, and a general; and that for. his cool, deliberate, skilful and gallant conduct in the battle of Tippecanoe, he well deserves the warmest thanks of his country and his nation." Gen. Anthony Wayne, ift his letter to the Secretary of War, giving an official account of his sanguinary 1 Indian Battle, in 1792, said: . "My faithful and gallant Lieutenant Har rison, rendered the most essential service, by communicating my orders in every di rection, and his conduct and bravery, exci ting the troops to press for victory." Resolution directing medals to be struck, and, together with the thanks of Congress, presented to Major General Harrison, and Governor Shelby and for other purposes. "Resolved, By the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the thanks of Congress be, and thev are hereby presented to Major General William Henry Harrison, and Isaac Shelby, late Governor of Kentucky, and, through them to the of ficers and men under their command, for their gallantry and good conduct in defeat ing the combined force of British and In dians under Major General Proctor, on the Thames, in Upper Canada, on the fifth day of October, one thousand eight hundred and thirteen, capturing the British army, their baogage, camp equipage, and artillery; and mat me rresiunt oi the United Slates be requested to cause two Fold medals tn K struck, emblematical of this triumph, and presented to Uen. Harrison and Isaac Shel by, late Governor of Kentucky." - 11. Clay, Speaker of the il. of Representatives. John Gaillard, President ot.the Senate pro tempore. April 4, 1818. Approved, James Mokroe. Gov. Shelby to Mr. Madison. Mav ISth. 1814, savs: "I feel no hesitation to declare to you that believe Gen. Harrison to be one of the first military characters I ever knew." Col. Richard M. Johnson to General Har rison, July 4, 1813, savs: " We do not want to serve under coward or traitors: but under one I Harrison! irhn had proved himself wise, prudent and brave . Commodore Perry to General Harrison. August 18, 1817, says: "The prompt change made by yon in the order of battle on discovering the position of the enemy, has always appeared to me to nave evinced a high degree op-military talent. I concur with the venerable Shel by in his ceneral approbation of vour con- duct in that campaign." The opiniontof the Hon. Langdon Cheves of the importance of the victory of the Thames, and the bravery of Gen. Harrison. "The victory of Harrison, was such as would have secured to a Roman General in the best days of the Republic, the honors of A -M M. - W Mrlt VIA CVS frll wVftf ! iflv uppermost Canada.'1'' Sentiments of the hereof Fort Stephenson, Col. Croghan, now of the War Department: "I desire no plaudits which are bestowed upon me at the expense of Gen. Harrison. "I have felt the warmest attachment for him as a man, and my, confidence in him as an able commander remains unshaken. I feel every assurance that he will at all times do me ample justice; and noihing could give me more pain than to see his enemies seize upon this occasion to deal out their unfriend ly feelings and aenmonous dislike; and as l ViJ MO 11 i- ViUlJUIIUbC I (lO 111 IUI M diJkMU opinion he has hitherto done,) to mane the wisest arrangements and the most judicious disposition, which the fcrces under hi9 com mand will justify, I shall not hesitate to unite with the armr in bestowing upon him that confidence which he so richly merits, and which has on no occasion been withheld." . Lastly we come to the neat compliment of Thomas Ritchie, editor of the Richmond Enquirer, the leading organ of the Coalition in the South, who now brandishes his old Shapeless sword with two broken points.? and threatens devastating war upon the con queror of the British end Indian Coalition the West! The Richmond Enquirer said. "Gen. Harrison's letter tells us every thing that we wi?h to know about the of ficers, except Mmsclf He does justice to every one but Harrison and the west must therefore do justice to the man, who was too modest to be just to himself.' A New State. The taking of the cen su3 of Iowa has been completed. .The population of the territory is over 50,000 more than sufficient to entitle it io admis sion into the Union.