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The Stale Bank Commission.
The communication to which we re ferred in last week’s paper, addressed to Gov. Martin, and Messrs. Lyon tit Cooper, and published in the Democratic Watch tower of 22d July, is loo lengthy for our columns this week. The gist of the writ ers argument and enquiries may be, how. ever, condensed in the space wo can, con veniently, appropriate to this subject. He argues—Irom the meaning of the several acts of the legislature, providing for the ap pointment of commissioners, Ate., as under stood and acted on, by the several Govern ors ot this State, from 1833, to the passage of the late act appointing commissioners— that it was always intended, that such agents should reside contiguous to the banks for which they were appointed, that they might be enabled, “ as (ar as prnc ticablp, to group within their personal know ledge, the nature and extent of the trans actions of these institutions.” After al luding, briefly, to the causes which lead to the passage of the act lor the appointment of these commissioners, the writer rays ; “In enacting you to the discharge or this res ponsible trust, how fir the legislature was influ enced by your different locations, which had en abled >ou t«» observe through the past, and know for the present, the condition, nature,and demands, of each branch of this most import .nt business, is quite apparent. rTfie interests of three great divisions of the State, totally distinct fiout each other in their trading points and hank connections, were ins volved in the liquidation of these institutions. The Tennessee volley embraces one of these di vision*, detached from the others in i*s biMness relations, and t<> some extent dissimilar, in tin* pursuits and habits of its people ; and required a commissioner familiar with them, t ieir means, and liabilities. Mr. Cooper was found to pos sess tlrese a« vantages. I he immediate territo ry and trade of the Bigby and Warrior rivers, had also their local bank, and exclusive points of traffic ; and required a commissioner conver sant with the habits and means of their people. Than. Col. Lyon, no man would better suit this section. The third, lust, and by far the largest of these divisions, belonging to the trade of the Alabama River, and embracing all the eastern portion of the Statp, with its mill ons worth of produce, by reason of its more extended and di versified interests, had the strongest claims to a local commissioner. To represent and adjus', the bank assets and liabilities or this wide scope of country, Rx Governor Fitzpatrick was thought eminently qualified : but for r» asons not peculiar to himself he declined a trust, fraught with such difficulties and responsibilities, as might well de ter any man from accepting. Then it is a his torical fact that from first to lass u hen ever bank agents or commssionerg were to be em ployed, the legislature or executive never lost «igh< of the axiom, that ihose only who best knew the parties to the transactions, lhat were the subject matter of these commissions, were alone qualified to discharge the duty. But apart from this more potent reason, in which this sectional practice of appointing commis, aioners 16 founded, it would have been demanded and made necessary by a just and equitable dis tribution ol legis'ative and executive patronage, to which the claims of east Alabama are by no means inconsiderable for a large portion of its population having domiciled within the State in the day of her depression, have now to submit to j the distressing burthens of her adversity, without having enjoyed the immunities of tier fleeting prosperity In filling the vacancy occasioned by ex-Gov Fitzpatrick’s refusal to accept the trust tendered to h»m by the legislature, it has been re aerved for you gentlemen, for the first time to deflect from this presciptive ru e of appointing Commissioners. The reasons that have led you , thus to infringe legislative and executive usage, —and I add with confidence—to disregard the popular w ill,are known only to yourselves. Thev must have been potent, and I hope they may prove satisfactory tb the public.” The writer pays a merited tribute to (lie industry and business cnpnci'y of Gov. Clay ; but adds, with equal justice and truth, in speaking of his appointment to fill the place of Gov. Fitzpatrick, ns the rep resentative of East Alabama, as was in tended hv the legislature— “That for all practical purposes, a commis sioner might have been chosen from Texas, who knows more about, and could manage better, the banking interests of East Alubcma, than any one or all of you.” The writer concludes thus : ••In conclusion Genl'enten, it will not be news to you, when I tell you that interests of uncoin anon oingnitude are committed to your care. I doubt ff in the history of these United States it ia written, that any one of them ever before in trusted so great a slnke in the hands of three men. And while I am unwilling to believe ttiat in any mailer touching the great business of your Commission, you will act from prejudice or caprice, yet, the appo n merit of ex-Sen Clay ia bv reas- ti of Ins in- at ion. so obvious a depar ture from the intention of the legislature; so opposed to the will of the people; nod the rea son of it so in onreivahle ; that I beg leave lo prop »u d lo \ on Commissioners and his Excel leney the following niterrngatories, fur the pur pose <f eliciting ilie? facts that influenced you in this matter; .nil respectfully ask that you or some one of yon, will answer tlmm as specifical ly as possible. Fust. W as Ex-Senator Clay appointed Jty the Board tn session : did a major ity of the Commissioners, with the Executive, concur in the appointment, and if so, are these facts spread upon the minutes of your proceed ings ? Secondly. Was any one or mo e per sons from East Alabama recommended to your consideration, to fill the vacancy in question : and if so, what person or persons, and were they satisfactorily recommended? Thirdly. Did any une of you without consulting the others, tender the place to Ex-Senator Clay, before it was known authoritatively that Ex-Gov. Fitzpat rick would not accept; and was it to screen auch one from the embarrassment of disappoint ing Ex-Senator Clay that others consented to Jiis appointment, when otherwise they wero dis posed to confer in it a different quarter? These questions Gentlemen, relate to matters of a strictly public nature, in which the people are deeply interested, and about which they have a right to be informed. Such information it ie confidently believed you will not withhold from them.” The subject to which the foregoing arti de refers, is one of no small interest to the people of Alabama. No commission was ever before entrusted, in this Stale, with such powers for good, or for evil; and in assuming the duties to their office, the commissioners were,as we have reason lo know, fully awake of the magnitnde of their responsibilities. 9 then, in the very outset, a departure from the intention of the legis. lawre, is justly chargeable to these gen. Clemen, the people may well ask, for res •ons, good and sufficient, to justify the act. /V That Gov. Clay’s appointment was in violation of the intention of the people’s representatives; and that East Alnba ma was thus deprived of a local agent, no ■nan can deny, Tlie questions then arise —Who is responsible for the act? Who made the appointment?—and why was it made out of East Alabama ? Congressional—The following impor tant message was sent to the two Houses of Congress, by the President, on the 9th inst, at 11 o’clock, P. M. As we learn from the Charleston Courier, the House passed a bill appropriating $2,000,000, the sum asked for by the President, with an amendment providing ‘-that there shall be neither slavery nor involuntary servitude in the Californios when acquired," We learn, also, trom tho same source, that the Presi. dent has vetoed the French spoliation bill : To the Senate and House of Representatives oj the United States: “[ invite your attention to the propriety of making an appropriation to provide for anv ex penrtiture which it may be in ces-ary to make in advance for the purpose of settling all our diffi culties with the Mexican republic. It is my sincere desire to lermina'e, os it was originally to avoid the existing war with Mexico by a peace jest and honorable to both parlies. It is probable that the chief obstacle to bo surs moon cd in accomplishing this desirable object, will be the adjustment of a boundary between the two republics, which shall prove satisfacto ry nod convenient to fo th, and such as neither I wdl hereafter be inclined to disturb. In the ad justment of this boundary, we ought to pav a fair equivalent for any concessions' which may be made by Mexico. Under these circumstances, and considering the oilier complicated questions to be settled by negotiation with the MexifBn republic, I |deerii it important 1 hat a sum of money should be placed under the control of Iho Executive, In be advanced, if nerd be, to the government ofthat republic immediately afler llieir ratification of a treaty. It might be inconvenient for the Mex ican government to wait for the whole sum, the payment of which may he stipulated bv this treaty until it could he ratified bv our Senate and an appropria'ion to carry it into effect made bv Congress. Indeed the necessity for this de lay might defeat the object altogether. The dis bursement of this money would of course be ac counted for not bs secret service money, but like ether expenditures. Two precedents for such a proceeding exist in onr past history during the administration of Mr. ff-rson, to which I would call your at tention. On the 26th February, 1803, an act was passed appropriating two millions of dol lars ‘'fi r the purpose of defraying any ex'ra ordinary expenses which may be incurred in ihe intercourse between the United Stales and foreign nations,” “to be applied under tha di rt ct ion of the President of the United States, woo shall cause an account of the expenditure thereof to be laid before Congress as soon as may be;” and on the 13 h of February, 1806, an appropriation was made of the same amount, and in the some terms. In neither case was the money actually drawn from the treasury, and I should hopethat the result in this respect might he similar on the present occasion, al though the appropriation inay prove to be iodis« pensab'e in accomplishing the object. I would, therefore recommend the passage of a law ap propriating 82,000,000 to be placed si Ihe dis tiosal of the F.xecutivc, for the purpose which 1 have indicated In order to prevent all misapprehension, it is my doty to state that, anxious as 1 am lo ter mins'e the existing war with ihe least possible delay, it wdl continue lo be prosecuted wi:h the o most vigor until a troaty of peace shall be signed by the parties and ratified 0/ the Mcxi can republic.” JAMES K. POLK. I he vole on the passage of the bill was ayes 87—noes64. The Union has the fol lowing brief notice of the fate of the bill in the Senate : “ J hf* important bill which authorizes the Pro sident to employ $2,OoO.()00 in facilitating the settlement of peace with Mexico, was actually ! lost by Mr. Senator Davis, of Massachusetts, speaking against time, whilst voices from the chamber were heard remonstrating aga'nsl him for this determined attempt to prevent the intro duction of a rno uiion for prolonging I ho session ( for a ft w hourae. This measure, wnich i* deem ed most important for negotiation a pence be tween the »wo countries and the fundamental principle of which was recognized by the vote of the House of Representatives on the passage of the bill, and by a decided vote of the Senate on their own resolutions, has been sacrificed by a senator’s wasting the time of the Senate until the moment of adj eminent had arrived. Whatever mischief may arise from the loss of this hill, may be fairly attributed to the “honor’ able” senator from Massachusetts.” We regret that we have not sufficient space to publish entire, n correspondence between Hon. George M. Dillas, and some two hundred of his constituents, who cor dially opprove his recent vote against the tariff". They allude to the recent workings of his political foes, ns hut momentary in their effect; ant) they predict that •• the pa. ramutint interest of the land—will have ren. son to rejoice at the firmness of tour course anil the independence with which it was ex ercised, and place you, by acclamation, on the list with Jefferson and Jackson, who outlived every breath of slander, and whose memories ore cherished in the hearts of millions of freemen.” We copy the following extrnefs from Mr. Dallas’ reply. No honest man can read these extracts, nnd deny the truthfulness, and the justice of the sentiments they express: “The two interests of Pennsylvania, about which much anxiety was manifested, the iron and coal interests, will not, I sincerely hope and believe, experience the injuries foretold. Hut, is it possible that our upright commonwealth can for one moment demand that an officer, elected by the suffrages of the people of all the twenty-eight States, and bound by his oath end every constitutional obligation faithfully and fairly to represent, in the execution of Ins high trust, all the ciliiens of all the Union, should narrow his great sphere and act wish reference only to her peculiar wishes! To inculcate 6uch a doctrine to Pennsylvania is something more than useless ; it is derogatory to her. The pa ges of her history are crowded with proofs that she perfectly understands the Federal Consti tution, from which and through which she claims to derive no benefit which she is not willing to share equally with any member of the confederacy. To bind or bend a President or Vice President to disregard the general will, and the objects of a nrtional policy, in order to subserve exclusively her special will and her lo cal policy, would manifest, in my humble judge menl, a degeneracy of sentiment to which Penn sylvania never haa descended and never can des cend.’r ***** “It is not my deaire, in this letter of acknowl edgment, to vindicate the new and enlarged sys tem of CM&mefciaJ intercourse which the Arne-, riran people have determined to enter upon. \ I owarda that system, however, no observing man can avoid seeing that all Christendom, as tfhy simultaneous impulse, is rapidly lending. It is the offspring of expanding I,ibei tv and prolonged peace ; and ! leel such unwavering confidence in the enterprise, skill, spirit, liardi hood and perseverance of tny countrymen, that I cannot doubt however severe the sacrifice in tolved in a beginning may be, that the end of a generous and universal competition must be their triumph over all the rest of the world." * * A correspondent of the Franklin Demo, crnt, has the following complimentary no tice of Gen Houston, and Mr-Lewis. The speech of Mr. Lewis, to which this notice refers, is published in to-day’s Flag, and we bespeak for it, as a defence of the tariff act, ns a revenne measure, an attentive perusal. The notice, also, copied below, from the Charleston Mercury, is strictly true of this speech : It is "a model of vigor, perspecu ily and directnessand in connection with Mr. Walker's able reports, wdl be exten sively copied and read, as explanatory, and defensive of the action of the tree trade purlv : “Gen. Houston,occupies a high position here, and can exert as much influence as any other member of Ins length of service in the" House of Representatives, The people ot Iris district are much indebted 10 him for an increase of die mail facilities; and your humble correspondent can bear testimony to the fact, that he lias la bored hard and faithfully for the accommodation ot his constituents, in this particular In all the relations which he sustains to his people at home, and in all the duties he owes them a their organ, he is conscientious and true. In the principles with which they hnve entrusted him he is orthodox and unyielding ; in the advo cacy ot measures proceeding from the operation of tiiose principles, he is fearless nnd able ; in the performance of mental and bodily labors growing out of Ins duty to his constituents and 11is country, he is prompt, energetic, and untir ing. Asa member of the Committee of Ways and Means, his industry and promptness are not surpassed, even hy the proverbially labor oils chairman of that committee, Mr. McKay; and when the immediate wants of his constituents require his aitention, he rests not until those wants are satisfied, or until all the means of hav ing them satisfied are exhausted Herewith you will receive a copy of the speech of your able Senator, Dixon H. Lewis “On the Bill, amendatory of the Tariff Law of 1S42, reducing the duty on impnitaaud for oth er purposes.” It is much more correct than the newspaper copies, and I hope you will pubs lish it in your paper. Mr. Lewis is one of the ablest im n in Congress, and has no superior in the soundness ol his principles, as an American Statesman. He is untiring in his devotion to the difficut and laborious duties of the Commit tee on Finance, of which he has the honor to be chairman, and whose duties have, this session, been unusually severe. His extraordinary per sonal dimensions, seem to be In no manner a disadvantage to him, so far as personal atten tion to his senatorial duties is concerned; for he is always the first man in the comnnttee-room, in the morning, nnd the last to leave it on the close of the labors of the day. There is no man in the Senate who commands more res. poet; no man who is heard with more aitention und pleasure; no man whose propositions re ceive more consideration ; no man more power ful in debate. Regarded by the federal mem bers of the Senate, as one of those who adhere with strict and unwavering fidelity to the true republican principles which distinguished the career of Thomas Jefferson, and which lie at the very foundation of our government, and knowing his power to illustrate and maintain those principles in a manner dangerous to their adverse and heretical theories, fie is dreaded and closely watched by them, os a feeble power would di end and watch a great General at the head of a formidable artnv. He ranks here with John C Calhoun, in point of talents, ar.d as a Statesman, lias a greater share of the confidence of Ins party. Alabama is honored in having in the United States Senate a mult whose talents ore so capable of throwing lustre up “or name, by the advocacy and support ot :ose great principles which she has so long atm ,ruly cher ished, and which she desires to transmit in un sullied purity down to the latest generation of her sons. Mr Lewis is building up for himself a character, the extent of which, the future on ly can measure, and the duration of which, will tie co-existent with the history of our govern ment. He is yet comparatively a young man — his mind is vigO'oils and constantly develo. ping its powers—he is capable in every respect of rendering great service to his party and Ins country ; and it is to be hoped that lie wifi long he kept in the senaloriol councils of the nation, there to honor alike, Ins State, hiscoun ry, and himself.” HON. DIXON II. LEWIS. Among those whose names slmolil be most hnnor,ibl associated witli the success of ilie two fading measures of the present S ssi n of Congress—the Keveiiue T«rilf and tie Inde pendent Treasury—is the Senator from Alabn tin, the indefaiiganle Chairman of the Commit lee on Finance. High and well earned as was Mr. Lewis’ repn'n ion, he lias added to it by the manner which lie has discharged the duties of his laborious and responsible office. He has shown i qtial ability to deal « it h the minute de tails and the general principles ol the mean tires n was his duly to report, explain and de fend to the Senate. Helms a faculty of clear statement mid pain terse argument that is as rare as it is valuable. Ills spe- ch on the Tariff was a remarkable instance of this,—and a mod el of vigor, perspicuity and directness. There is no humbug about Mr, Lewis—all is real and substantial in the exhibitions of Ins mind. He never amuses the galleries by flourishing his sword in the air—it is the enemy he always strikes at. Alabama should be and we believe is, proud of the well-earned fame id her Senator, and the entire restoration of bis health gives hope that the country will long have the benefit of his val uable services. We last week published the proceedings of a meeting of the members of the bur of Greene county, on the receipt of the intel ligence ol tlio honorable acquittal of Judge Shortridge. The citizens, also,—as we learn from the Greene county papers—held a meeting and adopted the following reso lutions. Judge Shortridge has been well known, from his boyhood, to most of the older citizens of Greene county, and it Will be exceedingly gratifying to his feelings, to know that the false charges brought against him did not cause his friends, for one mo mem, to doubt his honesty and integrity. We subjoin the resolutions adopted by the meeting of citizens; “1. Be it resolved by this meeting, (composed of the citizens of Greene county) that we have heard the resolutions of the members of the Bur of Greene county, in relation to the trial and acquittal of the Hon. Geo. D. Shortridge, and that we cordially unite in responding to their truth and justice. 2. Be it further resolved, that we are satia fied of Die integrity and purity of Judge Short ridge , and that thia attempt to injure hia fair fame meets with bur iudignation a nd contempt 3. Be it further resolved, that it is our wish. that the proceedings nt'ihis meeting, accompa nying that of the members of the Bar, be lor warded to the Hon. Oeo. D. Shortridge, and that publication oe made in the Eutaw Whig and Alabama lieacon—and the meeting adjourn ed.” JOHN MAY, Chatr’n. A. H. Davis, Sec’v. Tito only items of interest from Mexico are contained in the following paragraphs from the Mobile papers: Attempt to entrap Commodore Con ner.—A letter has been received m New York, from an officer attached to one ot the vessels of the Gulf Squadron, which states that quite an attempt was made a short time since, to entrap Conimndr re Conner, probably ns an exchange for Gen. Vega. The particulars are thus given: “A Mexican gentleman went on hoard the flag ship with acceptable presents of fruit &c., nnd before leaving obtained a pro mise from the Commodore to dine on shore wilh Jiirn the next day at his residence. Commodore Conner, all unsuspicious of treachou, was ready to Icacv bis ship, when he received an intimation of the kind inlen lions of bis would b host.” The informant says i.e *• did'nt go.” Returned.—A large portion of the gal Innt company ol Volunteers from this citv, under the command of Gun. Desha, reached hereon Saturday, and received the hearty welcome of iheir numerous fr'ends, who ap preciate their patriotism. They were the first to rush to the rescue of our little nrrnv on the Re. Grande, and although deprived of the opportunity of participating in the dangers and glories of the halllefeld, are none the less entitled to the plaudits of their countrymen. We are pleased to see them till in fine health. More Volunteers Returned.—Capt. Platt and his company of Alabama Volan teers arrived here yesterday on board the schooner Heroine from Brazos Santiago. We regret to learn of the death of two of the privates—a Mr. Martin orLownescoun ty, and Mr. Oenje of this city. The for mer died during the passage home, and the latter a short lime previous to their depar ture from Mexico. I hr Gallant May.—We learn from Washington. Htul recortl the fact with plea sure, (says the Alexandria Gazette) that the President has conferred upon Capt. May two brevets—that ol Major for former ser vices in Florida, for which he was recom mended at tht! time, and that of Lieutenant Colonel for his brilliant charge upon the guns of the enemy at the battle of Recusa de la Palpia-Charleston Mercury. Notice. TN the matter of the estate of David Haw kins, late of Marion cotinlv. deceased, in the County Court si -ttiug for Orphan’s business, Joel Hawkins and Daniel l.izmore, adminislra tors ot the (roods and chatties, rights and cred its, of the said David Hawkins, Having pres seuted their accounts and vouchers to the said court for a fii al settlement of their account-, as such administrators, and the said court having examined, audited, and stated the said account, and reported the same for allowance at the term of said court, to be held on the first Mon day in November next, Notice is hereby given, that it is the inten tion of the said Joel Hawkins, arid Daniel Lz more,administrators as afbreno.d. to hsvp their said account presented to the said court for al lowance at the term 61'said court, to be held at the court house of said county, on the first Mou day in November next, when and where all purchasers interested in the settlement of said estate, are required to appear and make excep tions to said report. Witness John T Sanders, Judge of said court, this 7lh day of August. 1846. JOHN T. 8ANDKKS, Judge. Aug. 21st, 1840. $0 00—31-40. Tuscaloosa Female Seminary. Rt. Rev. N. H. COUliS, D. D., Visitor and Patron. Rev. ARISTIDRS S. SMITH. Rector. Mr. A. 1’. I’risTBR, Teacher of Vocal and Instrumental Music. Mrs. li. t . Smith. ) , Miss A. H. Smith. \ A*"et«n"' The exercises of this Institution Will be re sumed on Tie sduy, the 1st of September next" Raltt of Tuition per Seetiun of Pine Nonlhe : Primary department. $15 Advanced classes in English.20 Languages, Am ient or Vlodern,.... 10 Music on the Piano and (iintar,...,25 Contingent expense-.I In truction in Vocal Music is given to all the pupils i , the Irstiiution, twice every week, without any extra charge. Payments.—One half in advance, and the remaintl- r at the close of the session. • August 14th 1810. 41-39* JOHN LITTLE, AGENT AT TUSCALOOSA, FOR TIIE JEtna Insurance Company. HARTFORD, (CONN.) THF. AStna Insurance Company, of Hart ford, Connecticut, continues to insure against Fire, on brick and detached wooden buildings, furniture contained in tho same, merchandize, and all other insurable property, in Tuscaloosa, or ils vicinity. Apply to JOHN LITTLE, Tuscaloosa. Aug. 14, 1846, jy-39. DISSOLUTION. fT^HE partnership heretofore existing under X the style of E. COOPER, & Co., is this duy dissolved, by mutual consent; and it is absolutely necessary, tlmt the affairs of the firm be speedily closed. All persons indebted will therefore please cail and settle their ac counts with Thomas Cummings, Sen., by the first of September, as no longer indulgence can, or will, be given. ERASMUS COOPER, 1 HOS. CUMMINGS. August 3d, 1846. tl'39. riNHOMAS CUMMINGS, Sen., respectful. X ly informs his old customers, and ihe pub. lie generally, that lie has bought out the above concern, arid will dispose of the slock on hand, consisting of every variety of GENTLE MEN’S READY MADE CLOTHING, at a very small advance on New York cost, for cash. The stock is of the very best description of goods, and purchasers may rely on being suit ed, both as to price and quality, by calling at the old stand, opposite the B ulk. THUS CUMMINGS, Sen , August 3d, 1846. tf39. rpHE SUBSCRIBER having taken his bro there, Luke and Huge Masteraon, into Co partnership, the buriness will in future be con ducted in the name of Mastebsoa Si Broth ers, both in St. Louis, Mo. and in this place. JAS. MA8TERSON. Mobile, Feb. 13, 1846. tf i3. TO COUNTRY MERCHANTS. FALL TRADG 1846. 'T'HE undersigned, Merchants, Manufactnr era, and wholesale dealers of the city of New York, being provided with full stocks of Goeds suitable fcr the Kail trade, respectfully invite the attention of Country Merchants to an examination of their respective assortments. They trust that the prices and teims will prove satisfactory, as they aro determined to meet the reasonable cxpectatio s of purchasers, and with a view of communicating directly with them, have embraced the facilities of the coun try newspapers, to unite in an invitation to call at their establishments. Silk Jobbers and Importers. Bowen 5c McNaxee, Id William street, corner of Beaver. Importers of Artificial Flowers, Silks, &c.,&c. E. B. Strange At Brother, 21 Park Place and Id Murray. Cloth, Cassimeres &c. Thomas Hunt At Co. 92 William street corn, rut Plat, Importers anil Jobbers of Cloths' Cassimeres, Vestings, Trimmings, 6cc. Wilson G. Hunt At Co 82 William street, corner of Maiden Lane, Importers and Wlio.c sale Dealers m Cloths, Cassimeres and Vest ings. Boots, Shoes, Leather, &c. Kimball At Brown, 149 Water street, New-York, keeps constantly on hand an ex tensive slock, which they wi'l sell at extremely low prices for caali. An examination is solici ted. Wholesale dealers in Clothing. F. J. Conant, 77 Cedar street, has an exten sive assortment of Clothing at wholesale at re* duced prices. Ross At Leitcii, 115 William street. Wash inglon Stores. Daniel Devlin, *29 and 31 12 lolin street, corner of Nassau (m Basement.) Excelsior Bonnets of Persian Silk. Stanton, Richards Si Woodruff. 43 Broad street, sole agents. Phis new and splen did article look the first premium (a gold med al) at the last Fair ufllie American institute. Cords, Tassels, Fringe, Gimps, &c. J. cjr F. Maynard, 67 Maiden Lane, corner of William si , Manufacturers and Dealers in Si k Buttons, Bindings, Ate A large assortment of shaded and plain silk Buttons. Shirts, Collars, Bosoms, &c. John M. Davis cj* Jones, 106 William at. S. E. corner John, Importer*, Manufacturers and Dealers in Hniscry, Suspenders, Gloves, Cra vat., Scarfs, Umbrellas, Caps, Stocks, Linens, Oil Silks, Ate. Importer of French China. Glassware, Mantel Piece Ornaments, Fan cy Article, 8tc. F. Grrardin, 315 Broadway, has constantly on hsnd upon consignments from manufacturers, an extreme assortment. Importers and Dealers in Hardware. Osrorn At Little. Importers anil General Dealers m English. German, and American Hardware, Ciiliery, Edge fools, 8c?. 33 Ful ton, between Pearl and Water ats. Edwin Hunt, 20 Platt street, corner of Gold street, Importer of English and German Hard ware, Cuilpry, Guns, Ate. Agent for, and Dealer in Domestic Hardware Goods, Ate. File, Hardware and Cutlery. Isaac Hill, 16 Platt si root, keeps constant ly on hand an extensive stock, which he willsell at extremely low prices for Cash, or approved Paper. Saddlery, Harness, and Carriage Hard ware. W«. J. Puck, extensive Mamifactiirer and Importer for supply ing large dcalcrr, 209 Pearl street. Tin Plated Lead Pipe—A New Arti cle. Thos Otis Lb Roy Sl Co. 261 and 263 Wa ter street, have tor sale a ow and soperior ar ticle. Iron Tubes. 1 homas Pros-kr, Patentee, 28 Platt street, has for sale Lap-welded Boiler Flues. I^eaf and Manufactured Tobacco. Dtt Bors & Vandervoort, 37 Water street, hive constantly on hand Lust', mid also full sup plies of all prudes of manufactured 1 obacco, direct from the factories in Virginia. Wrllr& Mayer, SnutTand Tonaoco Vtsn uf.cti.rers. No. 15 Christie, and 206 Fulton street, offer to the public and the trade in gene ral, the best articles at the lowest prices. Also, Segars of every description. Steel aud Copper Plates for Engra vers. John Bruce, 24 and 26 Platt s'reet. keeps s constant supply of all sizes at lower pricea than can be found in the world. Lamp Manufacturers. Dbitz, Brother & Co. VVaahington Stores, No. URJ William street. Cooking Ranges, &c. E Barrows, 243 Water street, Manufac turer and Patentee of Ranges, Hot Air Furna ces, and Heat Regulators of the most approved patterns. Toy Manufacturer. J. Spencer, No 10 Doyer street, near Chat ham Square. Patent Agate Buttons. Thomas Prosser. Patentee. 6 Liberty at ret has these Porcelain Buttons lor sale. Glass Cutters. Turner Si Lane, 43, Duane street, Mann facturers of rich Cut Glass, Globes, Shades, &c. Water Filterers, &c. Drink puge watrr. Pearce's patent Filterers, for purifying wn> ter, at No. 11 Wall street. Wholesale Perfumery Establishment. E. Roussel, 156, Broadway, between Libnr ty and Courlland streets. New-York, and 114 Chestnut street, Philadelphia, has constantly on hand the largest assortment of Toilet Soaps, Perfumes, Cosmetic", die. which he offers at 30 to 50 per cent, lower than any other house can. A call is solicited, Publishers of Music and Manufacturers of Musical Instruments Firth. Hall & Pond. 239 Broadway, (corn er Park Place,) Manufacturers of Piano Foites, Guitars, Flutes, Band Instruments, Sic. Im porters of Musical Instruments and Music, Publishers of Music, sole agents for Hallet, Davis Si Co's, celebrated iron frame Piano Fortes. Piano Forte Manufacturers. R. Glenn & Co. 11)4 Fulton street, will sell their Piano Fortes with ill the modern improve inents, at redactd prices at wholesale or retail. Transparent Window Shades, &c. Berkun & Grkason, Manufacturer* of, and Dealers in. Transparent Window shades at No. 247 Greenwich st. H. V. Webb, 43S Pearl street, has for aaleat wholesale and retail, Wire Blinds and Window Shades. 11. T. W. is the mventnrand exclu sive manufacturer of the patent Oil Transpa rent Window Shades, which are tree from adhe siveness, and suitable to every climate. N. B.—Tlie wire hlind admits light snd air, affords persons with a full view to the slrccts, keep* nut Muiquilnrf, mid prevents persons out side Iroin seeing into the room. Commission Paper Warehouse. John T. Beach, 19 Piatt strret, between Gold and Pearl sis. lias Printing, Writing-, and Wrapping Paper constantly on hand or made to order. Colored Papers, Hardware, Tissue, Bonnet Board, Binders, do, dec. Also, paper manufacturers’ article. IBooks and Stationary. Collinh Brother Ik Co, Booksellers, Pub. lisle rs, and Stationers, No. 254 Pearl street. O. Sheppard, 191 Broadway, opposite John street, the cheapest plane in the world to buy Boohs and Stationary at wholesale or retail. John Doyle, 62 John street, always keeps on hand ancient and modern Books In every de partment of Literature, science and art, in all languages, at low prices for cash. Library pur chased. Francis &. Loutrel, 77 Maiden lane, Im porters of English and French Stationery, and Manufacturers cl' Account Bonks, Manifold Letter Writers, Croton Ink, Gold Pens, &c. low priced Blank Bocks suitable for country trade. A large assortment always on hand. Lewis Francis. Cyrus H. Lontrel. Henry Jessop Importer of Joseph Gillolt’s Steel Penns, 91 John street. Rich & Loutrel, Importers of French and English Fancy and Staple Stationary, (it Wil liam street. English and French Tissue and Writing Paper Sealing Wax, Waft rs, Steel Pens, Parchment, Inks, Fluids, &c. Manufac turers of Account Bonks for the trade. Papers of every description at tho manufacturers’ pri ces. Domestic Stationery on commission. James V. Rich, Mm. M. Loutrel. National and Fancy Flags, Bunting &c. Mrs. Suras Newell, XGO William street, near Beckman. Kumbell’s Patent Leather Bands for Machinery of every description. Wm. Kumbkll. Inventor, 33 Ferry street. These Bonds are made on a new principle, and of the best of leather, cemented and liveled together, and thoroughly stretched by machin ery, are warranted the best article ever offered to the public, are made at reasonably ratea, and can he furnished to order atuny length or width, by addressing the inventor. Dr. Christie’s Galvanic Kings and Mag netic Flu’d. For the permanent cure of Rheumatism, and all Nervous Complaints, No. 182 Broadway. OhCf" Beware of counterfeits. Pamphlets sent by mail gratis. Billiard Table Maker. Daniel D. Winant, (successor to D. Penn,) Billiard Table Maker, 73 Gold Street, every thing in the line furnished at the shortest no tice at 19 per cent, less than any other estab lislmient in the country. August 7lh, 1841>. tf 38. COMMITTED to the jail of Tusculoosa county, Alabama outlie 2nd day of Ait gust, l84G, by James to. Nnrmeiit, a Justice of the Peace, a mulatto man, about six feet high, and calls hirnsclf TOM, and says that lie be longs 'o James Williams, who lives in Under, woods Valley, in Lloyd or Lauderdale county, Mississippi, near Marion. The owner is re quested to come forward, prove propeity, pay charges, and take him away, or he will be dialt with as the law directs. L. W. O'NEAL, Jailer. Aug. 7th, 1846. tf-:i8. COMMITTED lo the jail of Tuscaloosa co, Ala , on the 28th of July, by C. L. Wil liams, a Justice of the Peace, a negro man, who calls himself SAUNKY, as a runaway slave, and says that he belongs to Geo. Ware, of Noxubee Co, Miss. The owner is requested to come forward, prove property, pay chargee, and take him away, or ho will be dealt with as the law directs. L. W. O’NEAL, Ja lor. Aug. 7th, 1846. if.38. Worth Port Male Academy. r|3HE twentieth session of the Institution, A will commence on Monday the 3d August, 1846. TKK.WS PER SESSION OF FIVE MONTHS : English branches, - 812,00 Latin language including the above, 15,00 French •• •• 25,00 French •• alone . 10,(0 Stenography, . . Io,00 Book-keeping, . - 10,00 One half the tuition fees must be paid in ad vance, the other half ut the expiration of the Session. Board and lodging can be obtained in the neighborhood at eight dollars per monih. W. P. WILSON. Principal. North Port, July 3, 1^46 5m 33 M K. WOODRUFF would thank lusfriends and customers lo recollect that their ac counts must be paid eceru three mouths July 17th, '46. tf 35 JONF.’S CATECHISM, new supply just received, and lor sale by D. WOODRUFF. August 14, 1846. tl-30. Exchange on new york, at sight, and at 15 or 30 days sight. For sale bv D. WOODRUFF July 17th,'46. tf-35. i Medical College oi l,oiii*iuiaii. rpHE Lectures will commence on Mondsy, J the 16th day of November, and continue four months. FMiysiologr anil P;»iho1nj*y, John Harrison, M. D. I ht uryaml Pruclict uf Mi'dionr, James Jones, At. t). Sui'e»i y, Warren Stone, M. f). rht miblry, J. L. Riddle, M. I). Obsuincs, .1. //. Crnoi, M. D. Matt rid Mtdicti, W. M. Carpenter, M. D. Anatomy, -f. J. IVedderhurn, M ,D Dtimmttrulor of Anatomy, Y. R. LeMojmier, M D. Thu New Orleans Charity Hospital, one of the largest institutions in the country, where every variety of disease is to be found, being under the charge of the Professors during the session of the School, enables them, by the Clinical instruction which ia given daily, to make their course practical and thorough. The Students have practical instruction in the lying in wards, where a lurge number cf cases are furnished them. The facilities for prosecuting the study ot practical Anatomy and Practical Surgery, are unrivalled, as the Class is furnished with sub jecta in any number, fiee of charge. For further information, address A. J. VVKDDEK BURN, M. D. Dean. New Orleans, Aug. 7lh, ldW. 17t-3d. ' MEXICO. rt 'RAVELS over (he Table Lands and Cor• L dilleraa ol Mexico, during the year* 1843 44, including a description of California, the principal cities and mining districts ol that Re public, and the biographies of Irurbide and 8an la Anna ; by A. M. Gilliam, late U. 8. Con sul to California, with Maps and Platoa. (Sand your orders from neighboring towns soon, or all will be sold ) For 6aln by D. WOODRUFF. Aug. 7th, tf.qsj. pOMMITTKI) to the jail of Tuscaloosa county, Alabama, on ’ho 2nd,day of An gusl, by William Thompson, esq., a negro man who calls himself JERRY, and is about five feet, seven or eight inches high, very black and stout, and says ihat he belongs to Thomas Mc Clendon, of Chambers county, Alabama, he says that he rannnav from Daniel Coleman of Monroe county, Mississippi. The owner is requested to ccme forward, prove property, pay charges, and take him away, or he will be dealt with as the law directs. L. VV. O’NEAL, Jailer, Aug. 7th, 1840. tf 38. COMMITTED to the jiil of Tuscaloosa County, Alahama, a negro man who calls himself WILLISS, and soys that he belongs to Thomas McClendon, of Chambers County, Alabama, and that lie Runaway from Daniel Coleman, of Montoe County, Mississippi. The owner is r■ quested to como forward, prove prop erty, pay charges, and take him away, or be will be dealt with as the Law directs. L. W. O’NEAL, Jailor. Aug 7th 1846. tf38. DRUGS! DRUGS!! DRUGS ! !! Sia Dr. SAMVEL SMITH, Druggist and .4 potheen r 7, HAS received his Spring and Summer sup ply of Drugs and Medicines, glass and glass ware, paints, oils, dye-stuff, varmahea ike. And also, a large variety of perfumeries and toyletle soaps. He is now prepared to accomodate all who may favor him with their custom with every ar ticle ill Ins linn, either wholesale or retail. His assortment is composed of the best medicines of all descriptions, and will dispose ol them as low for cash, or to approved custo mers on tune, as can be purchased any where in tiiu State. Physicians, and the community generally, arc invited to call and examine his slock ; as the proprietor is determined to spare no pains to accommodate those who may rely upon him for their supplies. Prescriptions and orders will, as heretofore al ways meet with due attention. P. S A large lot of Congress or Saratoga water, just received and for sale by the above. May 29, 1n46. tf-28. —- — % R n ' During my absence, for a few mouths, any work sent to my shop will be well dene. Should Jhere bo any thing wanting which Mrs. Lynch, und tlie boys, are not fully competent to havo done, tlie otiier cabinet makers in the city have kindly tendered such aid, and assistance, as will be satisfactory. 1, therefore, hope tlie cit iaciis will not forget the “old stand,” but give Us share of public patronage. Those persons owing me, either on note, due bill, or account, will find nil the papers in tlie hands ol Mrs. Lynch, whose receipt will be as good as mine ; and should there, perchance, be an i rror, it will be cheerfully corrected oil my return home. As 1 am now in need of every dollar that is due tne, I hope this call will nut go unheeded. AUGUSTIN LYNCH. May 9,1 46 4 in28 rpHE undersigned having associated tliem 1 selves together under tlie naino and style of Glascock & Fontaine, for the purpose of transacting s general Mercantile Business in the city of Tuscaloosa, would inform their friends and tlie public generally, that they have taken tlie well known stand recently occupied by D. D. O'Brian, where they have, and will continue to keep constantly on hand, a general assortment of GROCERIES and DRY GOODS, all of which they will sell as low, for cash, as any other house in the city. The public generally are requested to call and ex amine their slock, previous to purchasing else where. ALEX'K GLASCOCK, JOHN T. FONTAINE, Tuscaloosa July 22, 1846. 36 tf New IVutclies, Ac. LEACH & LEWIS have just received from New Vm k, a few Full Jewelled Hunting Lever Wat dies, which will be aold very cheap. Also, a lew Accordions and Flutes. March 20,1846, tf-18. JAMES D SPILLER, having taken Chap. man A. Heater, as a partner in the mer> cantilc business, they will continue to sell goods at the old stand, formerly occupied by James L). Spiller, under the firm of Spiller & Hister, where all goods usually kept in a dry good store, may at all tunes, be Imd on as accomoda ting terms, as at any other House in the city, .Mr. IS, respectfully solicits a continuance of his old customers, and the public generally. SPILLER & HEsTER. Jan. 0.1816. if.8. Webster's Ivlcnieiilury Dictionary, Or SPULLKH A \ II UCt lNItR, C'lONTAINING a selection of 12,000of the J most useful words, in the English Lan guage, with their definitions This hook contains all the worda that ele mentary classes need be familiar with, and its definitions are decidedly better than any of the common school dictionary's, or any ol the Eng lisli Expositors and Dcfiners, heretofore pub lislicd ; in a word it is one of the best books of the kind ever published, For sale by • D. WOODRUFF. Also, The Pictorial “Wcbiter’i JElcmen tary Spelling Book. CONTAINING about one hundred and sixty beautiful engravings ; designed and en graved expressly for this book. It can be used m the.same class, with the common Elementary speller, aa the matter is the same, page for page, and word for word. For sale by D. WOODRUFF. May 1st, ’46. _ tf-‘M. Bruwn’a Portrait Gallery, Of diatinguiged 'American Citizens; with Biographical Sketches. Til AT which makes the work more valuable than any thing of the kind heretofore pub lished, ia, it contains Fsc-Bunilies of the hand writing of each individual from Washington down , which letters alone, to any one who pre tends to have a Library, are worth more than the price ot the book—I vol. Quarto Folio, pries $J0. Just received andfursalu bv D. WOODRUFF. Book Seller, Waierly Place. March ,181. t*-l8. HOWF.8 HISTORY OF VIRGINIA ; it* ANTlQUITIESdrc; Illustrated by over 100 engravings giving views of the principal lovvns_Seats of eminent men—Public Build ings_Relics of antiquity—Historic Localities — Natural Scenery, ic <Sic. [A book of which the ‘•Chahlkstom” I’afchs speak m terms of ihc highest commendation, | 1 vol. 8,vo price $3, 50. . . . I o( bale by D. WOODRUFF, Book Seller. May 39,1846. lf-28.