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WEDNESDAY MORNING, MARCH 16, 1853.
TELEG RAPHIC INTELLIGENCE.
ARIiIVAL OF ™ E STEAM E R
ANOTHER DECLI nE IN COTTON.
The steamer Africa has arrived, bringing advices from
Liverpool op to the 26th utt.
‘I he sales for the week preceding the departure of
the steamer, amounted to 34,000 bales of cotton at 1-8
The Rail Road.
We call the attention of the President and Directors
of the Muscogee Rail Road to the communication of
our correspondent “More Anon,” in reference to
the times of arrival and departure of the cars from
It certainly is a very great inconveniance to the
public to be roused from their beds at 4 o’clock in the
morning to take the cars at 5, when they could be al
lowed to sle p till the sun is high in the heavens, and
yet reach Ft. Valley in time to meet the ears from
Oglethorpe. Our interest is confined to the time of ar
rival of the cars. The mail due here at so'clock can
not be got from the Post Office until 6 ; and the result
is that we are compelled to go to press without even
a glance at it, or delay the issue of our paper until all
the mails are closed. j
If these inconveniences can be remedied we are sure j
the public spirited President of the Muscogee Road will see |
that it is done, even though it may incommode the stage !
contractors on the route; and we hope lie will give the 1
subject immediate attention.
nrr w e refer our readers to the communication of
Mr. D. J. Barber, which wo publish, with pleasure, in
another column. He explains his course in the late
meeting of the Pierce and King Club.
The Small Pox.
Our community has so far escaped from this loath- j
some disease; but we fear that this impunity will pro- j
duce indifference. It is all round us, in Macon, in Ma- \
rion and in Taylor counties, Georgia, atid in Russell
county, Ala. We are in danger daily of the infection,
by the successive stream of travel which pours through ;
our city. Yet we have heard cf the adoption of no effi- j
cieat sanitary regulations to protect the community
against the contagion. We learn from the City Physi
cian, Dr, Brooks, that he has been ordered by the
Council to keep constantly on hand a supply of vaccine
matter, and to vaccinate all persons who apply to him;
but that the applications are very few and far between.
We think more effective measures ought to be
adopted; and would suggest that a committee, consisting
of all the Medical Faculty in the city, be appointed, with
instructions to apportion the city amongst them ; and I
that they visit every family and vaccinate every resi- j
dent in the city, who will submit to it, at the expense of
The immediate danger, perhaps, would not justify so !
energetic a measure, in the minds of very sanguine i
persons, but if the disease should break out in our com
munity and destroy our trade as it has done in Ogle- j
tliorpe, every person interested in the community would
regret that the precaution suggested had not been adop- I
In case this proposition is not adopted, we urge all j
persons to apply at once to their physicians, and have
all members of their families vaccinated. The Faculty j
could do much towards the accomplishment of this de- !
sirable object by urging its importance upon the heads
of families in which they practice. j
A Sub* Rejoinder.
In two short articles which appeared in our I
columns a few days ago, we asserted what we regarded j
as the true principles of taxation in a republican gov- j
eminent, and very freely denounced the agrarian doc- !
trine that capital should bear the whole burthen of tax- |
ation. These articles have been made “a text for :
commentary” by the Corner Stone. We have no j
earthly objection to this, but we must insist that the I
issue shall not be changed ; and that the position of
this paper shall not be even unintentiona’ly misrepre
sented, both of which was done in the last article of our
neighbor on this interesting subject.
In a statement of the issue, the Corner Stone says:
“The mechanics of New Orleans complained of a
tax of ten dollars imposed upon them indiscriminately ;
as mechanics—they did not complain that they were
taxed either in person or property as other citizens, but
that they were taxed as mechanics. Our neighbor de
nounced the whole proceedings in very strong terms.” j
Now it is true that the Mechanics of New Orleans j
did complain that “they were taxed as mechanics,” but j
they did more. They asserted that a man without \
capital ought not to be taxed , and that this was a recog- i
nized principle in every free State. This was denied ;
as false in theory and false in fact. And, by the way, j
this is the real and only issue between us and the Cor
ner Stone, Why does that paper dodge it, and give
us instead a deluge of common place about poor men ?
Is the Editor of that interesting sheet about to take the
stump in search of an office next summer ? We r.otiee
the same signs of some unknown gentleman who writes
for the Enquirer. We hope the poor man will get j
his dues from one or the other of them.
They will exouse us if we add that the wants <>f the j
poor, will sooner be relieved by kindly sympathy and
an open hand, than by all the long winded editorials j
either of them may write about their misfortunes.
The Corner Stone is mistaken in saying that we
“denounced the whole proceedings in very strong terms.” j
We expressly reserved our judgment as to the amount
of the tax; and acknowledged our inability to decide
that point. Our denunciation was directed at the prin- j
ciples contained in the Resolutions, already alluded to, I
which we pronounced “agrarian if not Fourieriiish.” j
Nor did we justify the tax—we justified the principle j
upon which we supposed it was levied—to wit, that j
every citizen should be taxed in proportion to his ability
We are surprised that there should be any difference
of opinion between us and the Corner Stone upon this j
subject. Au income tax has ever b-en regarded as ]
one eminently favorable to the poor man; and ill Engl
and the whole we’ght of the Government under Peel’s
administration was scarcely great enough to retain this
kind of tax on the statute book, so violent was the op
position of the aristocracy. As the Corner Stone gives
assent to both the principles which lie at the foundation
of this controversy, there is, of course, no necessity for
Ue continuance. Our only object in alluding to the New
Orleans meeting was to uproot the false principles j
which designing demagogues wero attempting to sow
in the minds of the mechanics, who, possibly, justly
outraged at the excessive taxation imposed upon them, j
were giving attentive ears to the deceitful counsels of j
scoundrel politicians, who are ever watching the ebb and
flow of popular excitement in the hope of floating to
honors and offices upon the tide.
In our desire to find out the opinions of the coun
try upon the merits of Mr. Pierce’s Inaugural and the
j Cabinet, we have turned over to the editorial comments
| of moßt of our exchanges, and among the rest to those
lof the Lagrange Reporter. Here is a sample:
“Mr. Marcy was one of Mr. Van Buren's Cabinet ,
and has long been an aspirant for the Presidency- He
is, however, a man that has a good deal of political
knowledge, and knew very well'in 1838 and ’39 how to
| make out his biii against Uncle Sam for re-seating his
“trousaloons,” and other charges. His notions in sla
j very agree with those of Martin and John I an Buren
It is hardly necessary to say that Mr. Marey never
was a member of Mr. Van Buren’s Cabinet; and that
he has been conspicuous as an opponent of the Wilmot
Proviso. There may be some persons who take no
j other paper than the Reporter and rely upon it for
! political information. Would it not be well for these
misrepresentations to be corrected in the next issue ?
| There is an error even as to the “patch ” New York
| footed that bill.
Here is another sample :
“Mr. Guthrie is a wealthy lawyer of Louisville, who
was once a Senator in Congress.’’
This is a bran new piece of ii£ws which has escaped
the notice of every body but the Reporter. It is gene
rally known that the office of Senator was tendered to
Mr. Guthrie, and declined on the deatli of Mr. Clay.
Here is another sample:
“Mr. Davis is known to be a rank Disuuionist and
| favoring the Fillibustering gentry. He went teeth and
j toe-nail against the compromise measures of 1850—so
: much so that lie resigned his seat on account of them,
to run as a disunion candidate in Mississippi, and was
triumphantly defeated by Henry 3. Foote to the tune of
about 1000 majority.”
Now it is well known that John A. Quitman was the j
candidate of the Southern Rights Party, and that when
it was ascertained that the election of Foote was certain
upon the issues made by them, that Quitman came
down—-the issues were abandoned, and Jefferson Da
vis was run as the candidate of the Democratic Party.
Os course the a Editor of the Reporter believes
all that he has written above, and misrepresents tiniii
tentionallv. If he had been better informed he
would have been restrained by respect for the intelli
gence of his readers from such gross blunders as to
facts. We desire to throw no imputation upon his
honesty. Will he pardon us if we be;; him, for the
credit of the craft, to post himself in his facts, before
he ventures such brave comments upon subjects so fa
miliar to the whole reading public ?
Appointments by the President—Washington
| Mr. PeterG. Washington has received the appoint
j ment of Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in place of
| Mr. Dodge.
Mr. Charles 11. Peaslee lias been appointed Collec
| tor at Boston. He is a hard shell hunker and personal
j friend of Mr. Pierce. He reluctantly, it is said, aeeep
j ted the office. Virginia, it is said ,is putting on her
| claims to two full foreign missions—Chili for Meade and
; France for Wise.
- is eoncetded hat Mr. Buchanan will go to England,
| and Dickinson to Russia.
General Pierce, it is said, is not at all satisfied with
I the position taken by tho members of Congress who .
j are holding caucuses, farming out the patronage of the j
. whole country, and presenting him with appointments <
i eut and dried, to save him the trouble of exercising his
; own judgment, and he is not going to submit to it.
TheN. Y. Herald gives a list of ninety New Yor
kers who are seekers of Federal office; and who are
; now, or have been, or may soon be, awaiting at the eap
: ital the moving of the waters.
fuR THE TIMES AND SENTINEL.
The Muscogee Railroad.
“On and after the 15th inst., the passenger train!
j will leave Columbus at 5 A. M. and arrive at 5 P. M.” i
Why are we so imposed upon ? Why not leave at 7
j A. M., or at 6 the soonest ? We would have full time
then to get to Fort Valley by 11-2 o’clock, P. M., at i
which hour the train from Oglethorpe is due. Even if j
the cars left Columbus at 7 A. M. they could reach But- ;
ler at 10 o’clock A. M. and Fort Valley by 1 1-2 P. M.
with ease. Why then start at 5 A, M. before break
fast. Ls it true, as has been suggested, that it is done
for the benefit or convenience|of the stage contractors,
so that they may send the passengers from Butler at 1
8 1-2 A. M. to Flint River, and bring back the Macon
passengers in the same stage to Buffer ?
The South-Western cars leave Macon at 0 1-2 A. M.,
and can get to the river, 36 miles, by 9 o'clock, A. M.
If stages were there to bring passengers from the river
as soon as they arrive, they eoukl reach this place by
2 o'clock P. M. instead off P. M.
Columbus Geo., March 14th, 1853.
Messrs. Editors:—A communication in your paper
of Saturday evening signed by Messrs. Pitts, Cher
ry and Jones, does me great injustice. I atn the ‘•in
dividual” who announced the names of Messrs. R. C.
Forsyth, W. E. Jones and M. Torrence as applicants
for the Post Office, l did so because no person appeared j
to take any interest in their behalf; and the meeting
had determined to go into an election.
I voted for Mr. Jones, prcfering him to any of the |
others in nomination. I have no unkind or unfriendly
feelings toward the other gentlemen and have been
heretofore upon terms of intimacy with them. True, ■
I had no authority to announce their names: but, (and
Iso stated to the meeting) I thought it an act justioe
to them, to do so.
I have thought proper to say this much, that your rea
ders at home and abroad may see and understand my true
position ; and hope they will not censure me for doing a i
act of justice to absent brother democrats, by whose
side I fought in the late canvass, under the banner of
Pierce and King.
Respec-tluclly yours &c.
D. J. BARBER.
Xew Orleans , March 11, Ip. m. — Accounts re
ceived from Fort Arbuckle, situated cn the head wa
ters of Red River state thatan attack had been made
on that fort by the Catnanche Inmans.
Paine, the spiritual banker at Chicago, has been
liberated, and hh bank, it is stated, is redeeming its
Santa Anna at Vera Cauz.-The brig Roller
son, Capt Crewel I, which arrived at Mobile on Tues
day, 7lh in seven days from Vera Cruz,repoits that
! in leaving that harbor, she met an English steamer
j going in, with Santa Anna on board, and flying his .
! colors at her foremast.
| New Post Offices. —The following new Post
Offices have been established in Georgia ; Ohes
nut Gap, Gilmer Cos., Reace J. McClure, P. M.;
Montezuma, Macon Cos,, Ellis VV• Jenkins, P. M,;
Piereeville. Gilmer Cos., Jep'ha Patterson, P, M, ,
Farmhouse, Cherokee Cos„ Isham 1 easier, P. M.;
Box Spring, Talbot Cos., B. J. King, P. M, ; Proc
tor’s Store, Monroe Cos., D. F. Ponder, P. M.
United States Senate.
Washington, March 8. 1853.
THE STANDING COMMITTEES.
The following is a list ot the committees :
On Foreign Relations—Messrs. Mason (chair
man,) Douglas, Clayton, Norris, and Everett.
On Finance—Messrs. Hunter (chairman,)
Bright, Pearce, Gvvin, and Badger.
! On Military affairs—Messrs. Shields (chair- j
I man,) Borland, Dawson, Fitzpatrick, and Jones
On Commerce-—Messrs Hamlin (chairman,)
Soule -Seward, Dodge of Wisconsin, and Benja
On Naval a flairs—Messrs. Gwin (chairman,) j
Mallory, Fish, Thomson of New Jersey, and j
On Public Lands—Messrs Borland (chairman j
Dodge, of lowa. Pratt Petti, and Thompson cf !
On Roads and Danals —Messrs, Bright (chair- j
man,) Douglas, Gever, Adams and Sumner.
On Pensions —Messrs, Jones of lowa (chair- j
man,) Weller Foot, Evans, and Toombs.
0:i Indian Affairs—Messrs. Sebastain (chair- i
| man,) Walker, Cooper, Rusk, and Smith.
On the District of Columbia—Messrs, Shields j
| (chairman,) Norris, Badger, Mallory, and Coop- j
On Claims—-Messrs. Brodhead (chairman,) j
! Adams, Pratt, Wade, and Chase.
1 On Patents and the Patent Office.—Messrs. |
j James (chairman,) Evans, Dawson, S'tuart, and j
On the Judiciary—Messrs. Butler (chairman,) |
| Toucey, Geyer, Stuart, and Phelps.
I On Territories—Messrs. Douglas (chairman,) j
! Houston, Weller, Cooper, and Jones of Ten nes- j
On the Post Otlice and Post Roads—Messrs, j
Rusk (chairman,) Soule, Hamlin, Morton and j
On Public Buildings—Messrs. Janies (chair
man,) Hunter, and Badger.
On the Library—Messrs, Pearce (chairman,)
i Bayard, and Atherton.
Speech of Ex-Secretary Clayton Relative to
Central American Affairs.
Mr. Clayton commenced a speech in vindica
tion of himself, and in reply to the debate on the
| Clayton and Bulwer treaty. He said, that in
rising to -add reslMhe Senate, after his ioiig ab
sence, lie felt much embarrassed. He first en
tered the Senate twenty four years ago, and
I among those now present there was not a face
whiehwas there then. Os all those who were then
; present, and who had given such character to
; the Senate not one remained in the chamber.—
The last of them was the present Vice President.
He alluded in high terms to Mr. jKing, for
his honor, integrity, and ability. He felt em
barrassed further because he was obliged to
defend himself from the charges made against
him in the Senate, on the 6th of January last—
charges against his conduct in the performance
of his public duties. This was the first time in
his life that he had been called upon to vindicate
his character from such gross accusations. He
intended to discuss the treaty which he had
negotiated with Sir Henry Bulwer, and in so
! doing he would speak of others with all the re
spect possible, consistent with his duty to him
self. While a member of the Senate hereto
fore, he never made an assault upon any one in •
| debate, and never was engaged in a personal I
controversy in the Senate, unless provoked in- !
to it by the other side. For everything he had I
said or should say in debate, he held himself res
ponsible here& everywhere else, as a gentleman j
and a man of honor. He did not profess to be
long to that school of puppies who show their i
courage by their silence when hung up by the j
ears. He regretted the absence of the Senator
| from Michigan —much that ho would have bad
I to say of him would be ommitted, because of
that Senator’s absence. There were many things
lie would say to that Senator which he would
not now say, because he did not approve of
the course of attacking absent men, or those
; who are not a position to reply at once to what
was said,and defend themselves immediately.—
i He would however, defend his own course ; and
! in defending assaults upon himself, lie was apt
to carry the war into Africa, fie then referred
to Mr. Cass’s speeches in January last, and
complained of their gross injustice, and to the
j authorized statement of Mr. King, through Mr-
Bragg of the House, which .Mr. Cass had never
taken any notice of. He knew nothing in his
| relations with Mr. Cass which would have led i
him to expect such treatment at his hands. That |
| Senator had once obliged a friend of his. and ]
i lie thought he had returned the obligation by ]
obliging* a friend of that Senator’s. While the j
I treaty was under consideration, he had held sev- j
1 eral consultations with Mr.- King, and they ‘
botii agreed that m the treaty there were to be
no recognition of any right ofGreat Britain to
the domain fin Honduras—they both believing
that Great Britain had no other right there
than the right of occupancy for certain pur
posesuuder the treaty with jjSpain He then con
tended thatthis dc nothing else, was recognized
by the treaty.
He denied that tha explanations of the
treaty by himself and Sir Henry Bulwer were
unknown to General Taylor’s cabinet at the
time of their exchange, as had been insinuated
in the debate in the Senate. He then entered
into a historical and geographical examination
of the territorial and political boundaries of
Central America, and into an elaborate exam
ination of this point, as commented on bv the
Committee on Foreign Relations. Mr. C. had
just concluded on this part of the question, when
he yielded the floor to
Mr. Smith, on whose motion, the Senate went j
into an executive session, after which they ad- !
Taking of Truxillo by the British.
We extract from the True Delta a part of the
letter of one of its correspondents in reference
to the British acts in Central America :
Balize, Honduras, Feb. 24, 1858,
Editors True Delta: In my last, I informed
you that the authorities of the State of Honduras
had taken possession of Limas. I have now to
inform you that H. M. war-steamer Devastation
| came down here, and after having taken on
the Superintendent and his Secretary, sne pro- ;
ceeded to the town of Truxillo, where they i
finally offered to the Government of that town,;
for the State of Honduras, as an ultimatum that
! they must decide in two hours, either to give
I up the territory to the parties from whom they |
had taken it, or to stand the consequences; which j
was supposed by the Honduranoes to be hot ;
shells and cannon balls. So, they decided to |
give up to superior force: at the same time, they j
solemnly protested against the conduct of H. M. !
| Superintendent, tiie officers of the Devastation,
and the government of England, asserting their
inalienable rights to the country, and declaring
that they only gave up to superior force, under
compulsion; that they only promised not to in
terfere with British subjects, because they were j
not able to drive them away ; fuid finally ap* i
I pealed to Almighty God to witness the outrage,
and punish the nation which thus, at the mouth j
of her cannon, despoiled them of their territory.
I will also further inform you, that the original j
right to cut mahogany in that part of the coun- !
try was granted by the -State of Honduras to j
Archibald Montgomery, and during the time i
which he used the privilege, he always acknowl
edged that right, and paid that State for the |
trees; entered and cleared his vessel at Trnx- i
ilio, and in every way complied with the laws !
and requirements of the State of Honduras. In !
1846, Mr. Montgomery sold his entire interest in
Honduras to John Carmichael & Cos., who es- j
tablished a house here under the name and firm
of Anto, Mather & Cos. For a time that house
also complied with the laws of Honduras; but j
finally, they made a much better bargain with
| the “King of the Musquetoes,” and hoisted his
flag , refused to pay Honduras for the mahoga
ny trees; to enter or clear their vessels at Trux
i illo; and, in a word, entirely repudiated Hon*
j duras. These are the true facts of the case.
As Honduras is a part of Central America, I
i you will easily see that England means to treat
: the Bulwer and Clayton Treaty as so much
; useless parchment. Nor is this all; the entire
country will assuredly fall into the hands of
Great Britain, unless the United States inter’
sere, and demand and insist on a faithful obser
vation of that treaty.
Mrs. Tyler’s Letter.
| The letter of Mrs. John Tyler, to the lady
| Abolitionists of England, is about to have as
! good although not so profitable a run, as Mrs,
I Stowe’s “Cabin.” It has not only gone the
rounds of the press of the United States, but
we see that it is inserted in the London Times
of the 15th ult., and is deemed of such impor
tance that that great journal criticises it in the
leading article. The critism of the Times is as
mild and favorable as could perhaps be expec
ted from a journal holding such opinions on the
subject of slavery. It candidly admits that Mrs.
i Tyler’s castigation of the Duchess of Suther
land & Cos. is as severe as well merited. The
! following is an extract from the article of the
“When we have said that Mrs. Julia G. Tyler’s
line is principally retaliation of the most screechy
I and indiscriminate species, we have expressed
I our opinion both of the Sutherland address and
;ol the American reply. No address ought ever
to have been published that could provoke such
a retaliation, and when such an address lias
once been published and repudiated by the
good sense of the country where it appears, the
person to whom it is addressed, will show much !
better taste by leaving it alone than by repeat* j
ing the error. In fact, it is rather to the credit I
of the American ladies that no one has yet been j
found to retort but the mistress of a tobacco i
plantation, who wields the pen with a signifi- ‘
cant fierceness, and who was singled out as one j
of a thousand ata reply.
“Our fair castigator does not leave a raw place
untouched. Ireland, the metropolis, the Dunro
! bin estate, the old slave trade, the Duchess of
j Sutherland's diamonds, our pressgang—nay, the
| very amount of our poor rates and charitable
collections, our Queen, our Bishops, our States
| men, our cotton, imports, and our crocodile tears,
| are all lashed in succession with merciless dex
terity. There is not a point of the whole body
politic that does not com? in for its share of the
chastisement. For all this we have to thank a
j little coterie of lady philanthropists who were
| too much affected by the sufferings of‘Uncle
Tom'and his heroic young friends to remember
that those models of excellence were born and
I bred under the very system denounced Our;
j vocation as journalists brings us into too close
j familiarity with the brittle nature of our own so*
| cial fabric, and we hesitate to throw stones j
i which our opponents will be too glad to throw I
back at our heads. The temerity of the Suther- j
land appeal served only to show that the fair ap* !
| pedants were not sufficiently acquainted with j
i the evils much more within their reach and j
j their sphere of obligation.”
Too Good to be Lost. —We have heard an an. ;
eedote teld upon a certain prominant aspirant for •
the Guberna’orial Chair, in case the present Exec- ‘
utive should at any time vacate his office, which !
amused us not a little. The gentleman referred to, j
addressed a letter, so the story goes, to a getleman j
in this city, in the course of which he took occa- j
sion to ask the state of things in the political world j
hereabout. The gentleman replied bv telling him :
that they were waiting for “Richmond” to take the
field. Shortly after, the two gentlemen met. when
the first gentleman wanted to know of the latter
what he meant by waiting for “Richmond” to take
rhe field. The latter replied, “why running you
for Governor, of course. “Ah,” replied the aston
ished would be Governor, is that it ! but cn which
side, on which side." — Fed. Union.
Washington, March 8 . I
. The New Cabinet entered upon their official -1,,
ties to*day. uu
Peter G. Washington has been appointed \,
| pointed Assistant Secretary of the Treasury
Arrival of the Africa.
Baltimore, March 10.
The British Mail Steamship Africa , with adv’
I from Liverpool to the 26th ult,, is telegraphed at X c . *
Later from the Cape of Good Hope.
Baltimore, March 10.
Advices received at Boston, from Cape Town, and ited
! January lOtli, state that there is no prospect of [\ y
j Kaffir war being terminated.
The Bark Roxbury , Castle, from Melbourne f n
’ London, put into Cape Town. -She had five million*
j in gold on board.
31 r. Cass.
Baltimore, March 10.
j General Cass, who had been summoned from Wash,
j ington on account of the serious indisposition of h\ s
1 wife, has arrived at Detroit.
The New York 3larket.
Baltimore, March 10.
In New York, on Thursday. Cotton was unchanged,
: and 1000 bales were sold.
“2 os ;;p stock”
gS 3S hand
g.S £.2 1.3 : ip-Sl this
\ .i i3 _£n__J, if anda >’-
1852. ’ 360 674 13877240306 486 31868 3 >?54 7952~
March 12, j ! 1 j
1853. 229 j 539 153338 54106 1291 37034 38325 15777
Columbus, March 15.
The market is buoyant, and prices have advanced an
eighth of a cent, notwithstanding the unfavorable ad
vices from Europe. This is caused by the immense fall
ing off in receipts for some time past. We quote Mid
dling 9a 9 1-8; Good Middling 9 1-4 a 9 1-2 ; Mid
dling Fair 9 3-4 cents,
Montgomery, March 14.
Cotton continues in good request: Notwithstanding
the unfavorable advices from Liverpool, prices continue
to advance with us. We raise our quotations 1 -4c.
since our last report* To-day the enquiry is good, but
owing to the small amount on sale there is very little
doing. We quote Middling 8 1-2 a 8 3-4, Good Mid
Savannah, March Id.
Cotton. —The demand on Saturday was very fair,
aud the sales reached 855 bales, at the following partic
ulars : 15 bales at 7, 13 at 7 1-2, 72 at 8, 16 at 8 1-2,
106 at 8 3-4, 62 at 9, 16 at 9 1-2, 63 at 9 5-8, 14 at
9 3-4, 86 at 10, 264 at 10 1-S, 51 at 10 14, 9 at 10 1-2,
i and 68 at 10 3 4 cts. Prices were very full, and the
! sales show an advance. We quote Middling Fair at
t 10 1-8 cents.
New Orleans, March 14.
There is a good enquiry to-day. Sales, so far, 3000
’ fc’lsiGuiLH; March 14.
This market has assumed a hardening appearance,-
Sales 2500 bales, at previous quotations.
Os the first Panel of the Superior Court of Marion
county —February Term , 1853.
fTMIE Grand Jurors chosen and sworn for the present
JL term, to wit: Panel No. 1, beg leave to make the fol
lowing presentments. We have, through committee, exam
ined the Clerk's Books of the Superior and Inferior Courts
and find them neatly and correctly kept; also the report of
the county Treasurer, which we give below :
Amount of money on hard 28th Aug. 1852, $240 64
“ received up to 4th March, 1853, 2495 31
Amount ofeommission deducted, 103 14
Amount paid out deducted 1630 64
In hands of the Treasurer, 1002 17
Attorney's receipts lor collection ol two notes, 473 32
One note in hand, 6 66
We have also examined by committee the county Jail
| and find it in good order, except one corner board misplac-
I ed, and the dungeon door is wanting a good pad lock and
; some fixture 1 o keep it from shutting too low, which we
i recommend the Interior Court to have attended to; also,
i by committee, examined the Ordinarys report in the capaci
j ty of poor school commissioner, and find he has returned
j by deputy commissioners from each district, the amount
j aggregate of poor children four hundred and ten. He has
; received as poor school fund up to the Ist Jan
uary, 1853, §466 52
! Deduct commissions, “ 23 32
Which leaves 433 20
I He has accounts filed by county teachers which exceed
| the amount of funds in hand by a small amount. We,there-
I fore, recommend the Interior Court to levy five per cent.
| upon the State tax for school purposes.
We find a portion of our roads in bad order; therefore,
request the proper authorities to have them immediately re
We also recommend the Inferior Court to have abridge
kept up across Kinchafoona on the road from Buena Vista
I We regret to be subjected to the necessity of noticing in
I this our general presentments an editorial which appeared
: in the la=t Vade-mecum, a little sheet published in Buena
I Vista, which says,in alluding to the action of the Grand
Jury upon special presentments for gambling, that almost
| every man in town is presented lor playing at some game,
many of them upon such simple charges as playing whist
for cigars,oyster suppers, See., On ordinary occasions we
would pass by such an insinuation with silent contempt; a
least we would consider the source from whence it came, as
! the nigger said when the Jack Ass kicked him ; but as the
article alluded to carries falsehood eo palpably upon its
face, we deem it necessary in exculpating ourselves from
: the charge to give it the lie. It is an old saying that the
flesh burns where the shoe pinches, and wo suspect the said
! Editor has been caged by the Tiger himself, and if we
I could get evidence of that fact, we would even condescend
I to present him, and consider that we would be doing our
! duty, as we sincerely believe we have done in all our pre
| sentments upon the subjeel alluded to by the said suspicious
! editor of the said picayune paper.
In taking leave of his Honor Judge Iverson, we tender
him our acknowledgments for the able and efficient man
ner in which he has discharged his official duties during the
sresent5 resent term ; also we tender our thanks to the Solicitor
ck Brown for his polite and courteous attention to this
We request these our presentments to be published in the
Columbus Enquirer and the Times and Sentinel.
SHADRACK BIVINS, Foreman.
Kinneth Stewart, A. Jackson,
Ezekiel Hollis, Richard Baker,
Stephen D. Sims, N.N. Nicholson,
Mark A. Perry, Benajah Peacock,
William A. Bell, Robert Hancock,
Jonas Guiee, Mathew O. McGough,
James H. Carter, Charles Kemp,
James Murray, John Herndon,
James M. Harvy, A. M. Sheppard,
L. VV. Maddux, J- T. Matthis,
Through request of the Grand Jury, it is ordered by the
court that the above presentments be published in the Col
umbus Enquirer and Times and Sentinel.
JACK BROWN, Sol. General.
A true extract from the minutes, March 9th, 1858.
March 15—wli G. W. McDUFFIE, Clerk.