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GILES B. HIllllR, Editor. A UK 11 DUE X. MISS. Saturday, March 18, 1848. FOR PRESIDENT. ZA CHARY TAYLOR. Suirct te He itekian of n Ntlltrmi Convention, Ma Wo have received from the Hon. P. W. Tompkins vanous Congressional doc- r , , ,. , , ur.icnls ami speeches, tor wnicn we re. ... ' ' turn our I liauks. Also, from the N. Y. Tribune office, No 6, ofEwbanks' Hydraulics. The present number increases the high esti mation we have already expressed for thil vihr.hle work Also, No 3, ofthe YoungPeople's Mil ror, from the publisher, E. Walker. New York city. This is not merely a 'Mirror'' for youth, but a perfect Casket for the family. Our only surprise :s that so much that is valuable in information and beau tiful in illustration, can be presented to the public at the low price of 50 cents per annum. We take peculiar pleasure in noticing, and in recommending to our whig friends in norm .Mississippi, mo proposeu punu- cation nl the Louisville Journal hxtra. Mr. Prentice, with h'a usual enterprise, and as a proof of his devotion to the gieat cause, will publish this extra from the Sth of dune until the close of the Presidential campaign, at the low price of 50 cents a copy. It will contain all the political matter of his Weekly Journal, and will we doubt not, prove a most efficient in strument of good in the South and South west. A new claimant on the public favor has appeared in "The CRESCENT," a daily paper published in the city of New Or leans, under the auspices of Messrs. Hays & McClure, formerly ofthe Delia office. Their well known ability, and the large means at their command, will combine to render their Journal a deserved favorite. The adjourned Clay Meeting was held The typography of the new sheet is beau- in this town on Thursday the 9th inst. tiful. We are pleased to find i in the The report of the Committee with the list of our exchanges. resolutions adopted will be found bdow. Capt. Morgan, of the t learner Wave, nr- Jolin Tindall, Sr., in presenting M'- Parker of the Kinney and Mr. Elgin tna report accompanied it with some brief ofthe W. W. Fry, will accept our thanks remarks, which wo here give. Their for late Mobile and New Orleans advices, patriotic spirit and conciliatory tone lo- wards brethren ofthe same political forth, 05-We have been requested to state will commend them to every whig. Most that the Rev. Mr. Fontaine (of thcEpis- cheerfully do we unite with him in urg- copal Church.) will hold Service and ig the wl,ig pariy .v,0 umCi harmonize preach, as usual, morning and afternoon, .j ma,e COmmon cause in wresting the on Sunday the 19th inst. Subject, The Government from the hands of ignorance, Order of Confirmation. corruption and wickedness." Also, that Elder J. A. Butler, will Dr. Tindall remarked as follows: preach at the Court House, morning, eve- The Committee had endeavored to ning and night, on the same day. discharge the duty entrusted to them can- We would respectfully ask ofthe cler- didly and impartially. They had not trav- gymen officiating in this town, to inform elled out of their road to find fault with US on Wednesday of every week, oftheir n,;.V other candidate. They had purposely appointments for the ensuing Sunday, as refrained from any expressions cf eulogy also, the anticipated subject of their dis- upon Mr. Clay excepting those which his courses. We will take pleasure in an- services and merits justly entitle him to nouncing thern weekly. receive from a whole nation; although the speaking lineaments of that well remem- (LOur desire to finish the publication i j e . o i r .i 1 hered lace were continually before the pf Mr. Houston's interesting and eloquent i r.i :. l .i i o o i mind ol the committee, and the sounds of speech in the present number, and the , i . r , , , , r 1 ' that musical voice from which scholars employment of iwo of our columns by the .,i c,.,, it 1 i i r j ... and statesmen had derived so much resolves of our Whig friends in Monroe t,,,.i , t . , . t l i 1. t Knowledge and delight, were reverbera- and Chickasaw, and a large amount of ,i ,i i i .-n i i n ting in their ears; thev had still avoided all advertisements have excluded several in- eulogy not justified by history; they had teresting articles gleaned from other simply 8ia,(,J ructf, anJ referred to char-' sources, besides limiting greatly the usual nctcrislics conceded even by his enemies, amount of editorial matter. Those ofour and gratefully remembered by every un friends who have been readers of the In- prejudiced heart. As a statesman, legisla dependent for the last few weeks, will tor, negotiator, patriot and philanthropist, hardly need an assurance, that we are not ha is second to no man of the present gen accustomed to spare the pen, and will eration. In every great national or polit grant an excuse for the present number, ical crisis, which has occurred ir.thiscoun Jfit appears tP be deficient in original try, for the last thirty-five years, the onx-1 articles. We trust to be able in a few ieties and hopes of the nation, have been, days to spread before the reading and ad- tm-ned to Mr. Clay, for remedy or relief, vertising public, additional and Wt hope and they have never been disappointed. well grounded inducements for a stil Jarger share of patronage and support. We published some lime since a para graph from one of our exchanges, stating that it had been decided by the depart ment at Washington, that the volunteers in the Florida war were entitled to boun- (y land under the late Acts of Congress. We were at the time doubtful as to the pprrectness of the information, and ad- dressed a note to one ofour represent,-!- tin,oi, and under all circumstances em tives.soliciting an inquiry into the subject. hncpA th(1 wh()e of thi TJnn, H(, h We have not' yet received a reply, hut ! ncvor ac.( ,h, pilr,v ,Klck , nor plavcj from a letter upon ihe subject addressed t,0 ,eotional demagogue. The turns of by the Commissioner of Pensions to the ! po,:ticai yortaMi lhp aWj nnd flow ofpop. Hon.H. Cobb, M. C. from Georgia, we j uftr eeeym tho ,lid,on raee,,an;,m ,,v ascertain that the statement made was whic, pir(je of erroneous. The Commissioner of Pen- tni()g arR of y- cqnin. Sions snys : (anf.e, yfl. iie II1S ni;ver pondered io them. mi have the honor to inform you that because inhis own emphatic lanKuaire, he .1... i ..i'.-ii.' ti t,.iir.l ii.iii nnrpimniilii iinl refers, does not admit the claims to bnun ty lands of soldiers who served in the Florida war; but is confined to those call ed out under the net of May 13, 1S46, and served in such a manner as is provi ded for by the act of Feb. 11th, 1847." The Virginia State Whig Convention has by a very decided vote, nominated fjepcral Taylor for the Presidency. We return our thanks for llie kind fa vors ofour gifted Mobil correspondent. In every department of life, in all its changeful phases, tlie kind remembrances of friendly feeling are ever grateful; hut more especially when engaged in the rugged field of political warfare do they lend to soften the asperities, and give in terest to the dull cares of life. When those remembrances spring, unsolicited (but en UaMooont'priwrflwMw highly) from the breast of woman, cold and insensible must he the 1 eart that would not respond ly more zealous endeavors to deserve the 8' ft. "There's naught but care on ev'ry ban', In every hour that passes, 01 Wl'!", '" he, lif "', ""' nH, An were na lor the lames. 01 We shall look anxiously for a contin uance ofour correspondent's favors. SONS OF TEMPERANCE. A new division of the Sons of Tem- P" organized in this town on Wednesday evening, the 15lh inst . by Giles M.Hillyer Deputy G. II. P. Its Style and number will tie "McGintv Di vision, No. 12." It commences under the most fivorable auspices; and we trust will prove a pure and beautiful stream from that fountain, whose "sweet waters" are (lowing so rapidly and so beneficently over the find. Its present officer! are as follows: J. If, latum, W. P. John M. An derson, W. A. Andrew Marschalk, U. 5. t!eiTi t.. .Moore, A. li. S. .lesse r Walton F S Joseph A. Trimble, T. Green W. Trimble. C. W. R. .Tu- A C. Rev E, Fontaine. Chan- ain. William J. Copp, P. W. P. There are several new divisions in this neighborhood in readiness for active oper ation. The 1). G. II'. P, regrets that his present lack of the necessary books and document obliges him '0 defer for a few days their organization. As soon us received, he will lose no time in un dertaking that portion of his duties. Tlif,re is a project on foot, we learn, to erect Long Island, New York, into a new Slate. .Meetings have been held for the put pose of considering the expediency of an application to the proper authorities for that purpose. His sagacious wisdom has in every in stance proven equal to all emergencies. Indeed the future historian, wdio may un dertake to write a history of this Repub lic, from 1S10 to 1846, must for that rime write the history of Mr. Clay, because he has spoken hlstorv, acted history and liv ed history during that period. In his nub- c yfa hc ,;Vf) .,nd ac,eil ,,. pl,triotf jtj g sonse of the term, as broad as this na- tion. His views of public policy have at had ''rather bo right, than be Presi dent." The intellectual nnd moral qualities which are most important in a President, he possesses in a very high degree. He is singularly mild," sagacious, and impartial in his judgments of men, and of par'ies. I am aware that some of our whig ' friends have expressed a pre Terence for the brave and patriotic Gen. Taylor for Pres ident. This circumstance, liowever, so far as I know the sentiments of I he friends of Mr. Clay, will produce no incurable schism in our household. Let us unite and hai mnnize, under the decision of a National Convention, and make common cause, in wresting the Government, from the hands of ignorance, corruption and wickedness. The committee appointed at a previous meeting of the friends of Henry Clayjed heart, and an orphan frame. The held m this place on the 2Gth of last month, wiih instructions to draft a suita ble preamble and resolutions for the con deration of this meeting, expressive of the views and desires of the friendd of that d'ttingnished citizen, have had the uoject under consideration, and have in structed me to make the following report. V our committee arc of opinion that the lime has arrived when every man, wheth er whig or democrat, who loves his coun try, who venerates the constitution, and who has the welfare and the prosperity of the people at heart, should step boldly forward and contribute his mite in all con stitutional ways in arresting the folly and the corruption, in the present administra- tinn of the Executive department of the . - general Government. TIlIC nrnfll !in, i in .r.i.. -n. ...r.ipmnliAn can only be accomplished through 'the ballot box at the approaching Presiden tin election. This event is rapidly ap- preaching the notes of preparation are now oeing sounued Irom ii'tterent points , in the Union, and it is right anc .... . that free and candid expressions should be given by every man, of his partialities or his prejudices in reference to the distin guished citizens, whose names have been Snoken of as candidali's for the hiohpsf and most important office, which the col- above the expenditure (and a reserved lected wisdom of this, or any other conn- fund for reinsurance)are passed to the cred try, has ever established. It is a lament- it of the nobeies. once in overv five vnara. able fact that tl once, been treated by the candidates fir- lis high office and their friends, with fair promises of an approaching administra - tton solely intent on promoting the public welfare, and on a strict observance ofthe ; constitution, but ihese promises are a i,,,. ii, i ,i Cheap commodity, easily thrown in any: quantity on the" political market, where their value is liable to be overrated, if they are estimated without reference to the unqrBWfcCF ui linn, :u nose Uwiiau luey made. Among those who have been spoken of in connexion with the office of President ofthe United States, stand? the name of Henry Clav in bold and conspicuous re- Iter, as a Wise and virtuous man, a p"- found statesman, and a firm friend to the ., , . P ... constitution and the right of man. A cit- izen whose fume, belongs in an es. pecia! manner to his countrymen, because lor their sake lie has neglected the care ofhisowi fame. In his walk thro' lift there has been no obtrusiveness, no ' . ing, no elbowing, none of the little acts which bring forward Utile men. The largest portion of his useful life has been devoted to the service of his country, While he has discharged many high and important public trusts, with honor to himself and benefit to hl country, be has constantly manifested a noble and manly independence, exhibiting the meritorious 1 c i i i -.i i viriuev m canuur ami i tunes ty, wun a fearless expression of his opinions, in re lation to nil matters of public policy. For these ennobling qualities he has been as- sailed by deceitful and vicious men, with slander and falsehoods ami wnup ms most patrtotic notions nave been perverted hy , . ., . misrepresentation, he has borne all with pmcecds from daily tod, the subject that calm dignity, becoming a gentleman of life insurance is full of interest while and a christian. He has outlived his to that portion of the public who merely worst slanderers, and their malignant seek for an investment for a friend or rel falsehoods, and is yet spared to us to aid, .i i ? , ,, i i i , .' ntive, the annual statement of this Com at least by his advice and council, in extri cating the nution from the deplorable ef- P'W and t,ie fact ttmt af,er ll,e reserva fects of the ignorance and folly of the '"cm of a surplus fund of 8200,000, they present administration. We would there- still are able to make a dividend of 52 per fore with due deference for the opinions cent in all monie9 jd 0) , caims o, oners recommend nenry w ay lo the people of the United States as C. .! ML UUU proper person lor I resident. Because eqlialeu. his capacity as a Statesman is known, his This Company has a duly authorized devotion m constitutional and rational agent in this town, who holds himself at liberty is known his opinions upon all o . i . i i , , i ,, all times readv to explain its plan and ad great national questions are well known. , ' " His opinions are formed from a rational vantages, and through whom applications exercise of a sound and discriminating for insurance can be made, mind, nnd will answer far all latitudes, annual statement from Maine to Texas; they need no re- mndeling to fit. them for the political mar ker, in any particular State. They are based upon the constitution, and are con-! strueted "in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, ensure domestic tranquility, provide for the common de fence, promote the general welfare, and secure tho blessings of liberty to our selves anil our posterity." The great whig victories which have been gained in elections for the last year or two, have heen won upon principles. We are now strong in our position ol opposition to the unconstitutional origin of the war, into which the country has been plunged by our present Chief Mag istrate. The dreams of happy life which have been turned into spectral horrors and griefs, have been telling, and will l awful retribution at the next election. We know not what dark misfortunes may overtake the nation before settling these Startling difficulties. Let the Whigs then go into consulta tion together. If they will do so, those bonds of sympathy which have united them heretofore, with adamantine power, j will cause them to rally upon the proper, man for the crisis. They will look to a j star of hope, and will not look in vain. Therefore be it resolved, That this meeting do approve the plan recommend-1 ed by their whig friends in Congress, of holding a national Convention; for the nomination of President and Vice Presi dent ofthe United Slates: Resolved, That we recommend to the TFhigs of Mississippi to hold a State Convention for the purpose of nominating delegates lo represent them in the Na tional Convention. Resolved, That we will support with our votes, the nominees of the National Convention, if there is a fair representa tion from the whole union in such con vention; Provided that the political prin ciples ofthe nominee of said convention arc known to be sound whig principles. MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY OF N. YORK. Perhaps no institution for the pecunia ry benefit of mankind has ever won favor so rapidly with the public, as that of life insurance. Wherever its beneficent aims have beccme known, they have been du ly appreciated, and the advantages pre sented by the system been availed of, to the comfort and reiief ofmat.y a widow- Treat ease with which every man can lay,'ng tendency. aside a trifling sum now and then, and the certainty that that small investment will, in the event of his death, produce a large increase to his family or friends, has given an unprecedented popularity to those in- , ,. , .. , . st.tutions, wnoseoojrct so pnnanui, opic and wdiose influence is so wide spread The Company, whose title heads this article, is a fair example of the successful operation of the system, when conducted with integrity, prudence and disinterested philanthropy. Under the management of : gentlemen of the highest reputation, both . ,, ,i l;u, . i nil .Miug'iii.y an. 4 .1 n i i i i y , 111 li.ll.vi lias . for the last hve years been one ol unm- terruptedsucccss ani as its prosperity is commensurate with, and inseparable fiom j the interest of its policy holders.it pres. ' al once SOurce of congratulation to I tne tliousi. nds WHO are enjoying its bene fits, and an inducement to the public at large to avail themselves of its provis ions. This Company is on the mutual plan, whre all the earnings, over am! r- , - j j - This quintennial division took place Feb. l0 a"a w0 now ,no """1 state- ' rncnt of tho affairs of the Company as presented at that date. It has been in opera,iori onv since peb. lf 1843 Jurin ,. , . '.,,, , . , which time it wi I be seen that it has it- sue "early forty seven hundred policies, and accumulated a nett fund over and i ab0ve all losses, expenses and debt, of ; nearly SOS 1 ,000. Afier reserving nearly SUU, UUU lor reinsurance, they have i. .1 - is p PBMea l"u crt ul1 m Lvc'y UMSUUs P"" hey fifty-two per cent on the amnuntefall riretniums bald in. The presentation of Ittcn a Statement is at once a triumphant , , , ,. eulogy upon the abililv of the direction, ' bj i ; and the host commentary on the value of the institution, How greatly is the happiness of the man of limited income increased during his life, by the reflection that when he is taken away and bis head and hand have lost their power of providing for a depen dant lamily, that the little sums he is from ofthe Senate. It requires a two thirds lime to time investing, will be certain nflvote approval, and as each a tide is produi ing a rich harvest for the future How many desponding homes are gladdened B 5y the thought! How many an Unquiet death bed deprived of one portion of its horrors, by llie knuwl edge that penury and want will not visit die loved objects of his regard! To everv MMAiAM:AM.i . . .... . . -r! .... i . . t . i i . . i . uii.ui iowcu, II Amount received for premiums 1st. year 37,293,90. 2nd do and renewals 81,990.34. 3rd do do do 4th do do do 5th do do do From other sources 145,189,97. 179,762,92. 298,153 72 09,862 95 Total receipts 812,253 80 Disbursements for five years. Losses by death $175,150 00 Expenses of Company Amount paid for policies surrendered " due agents and others 7S.SG2 61 1 872 62 6 0S9 81 Nett profits $550,S78 56 How disposed of, viz: Dividend of 52 per cent on amountof premiums paid on all existing policies 355,642 60 Fund reserved for reinsur ance 192,235 96 $550,878 56 No. of policies issued 1st year 470 do do 2nd do 616 do do 3rd do 1047 do do 4rh do 1087 do do Oth do 14864686 Deduct cancelled policies Existing policies fY Prentice, of the Lousville Journal, is as full of fun and squibs as ever. Hearhim, Let Democracy be united to a man. Louisville Democrat. Our neighbor takes Democracy for an old woman and is exhorting her to gel mnrried. We are afraid that the old hag is so ugly that she can't find any one lo lake her for better or worse. She will have to live on in single cursedness. The editor of the Democrat should cease scowdingat Mexico. Now that 'Grim-viHagrd Wnr lint It smootli'l Ills wrinklod front.1' our grim-visaged neighbor may as well as smooth his. 1 TELEGRAPHIC NEWS. Abridged ftom the Lou. Jour. Arrival of the Britania. 13 DAYS LATER FROM EUROPE. Advance in Cotton Further decline in Breadstuff's. The Steamer Britania arrived in Bos - ton March 4th, having left England on the 12th ultimo. The intelligence is im - portant. Monetary affairs manifest an improv- Flie Archbishop of Canterbury, pri mate of England, is dead. The Government of England has warn ed the Austrian Government that any ; further interference nn their part wit! ,ne,,Pe ot Home. ana he ntla.rs ol Jtaly, will be considered as a declaration of war. , , , , ... j . jigtrpM:nfr condition. A large party in that unhappy J tl,e popularity of mero power fade before country are favorable to the immediate j the glory of the true patriot heart, and the declaration of war agains' England. (enthusiastic devotion awarded to the pri Breadstuffs have steadily declined I , , t, i i i since the sailing of the Hihernia. The cause of the decline throughout the kingdom is owing to the large home supply. Operations have been wholly j confined to demands for immediate con- sumption, and chiefly by retail trade, without the slightest disposition being manifested to enter upon anything ap proaching a prospective investment or speculation. The resumption ofthe sliding scale du ties commenced on the 1st inst., and their prospective effect, upon tin! market for breadstuff's has already been influenced. Since the advices per the last steamer, the market for cotton has manifested some improvement, especially in tho lower grades. The quotations will be found under our Commercial head. FROM WASHINGTON. We have information from Washington by telegraph lo the 8th inst. There has been nothing of importance transacted in the Senate. Their attention is almost ex clusively confined to the treaty. In the House, the bill making appropriations for the deficiencies in the revenue has been j the main topic. Tl was ordered to a third reading or, the 7th inst. (Treat uncertainty still hangs about the fate of the Treaty negotiated by Mr, Trist. It would fill a column to give a i mere summary of the reported views Senators, upon its general purport, and on its details. By the Telegraphic re - ports of March 3, we confidently anticipa - lied an immediate vote ofapproval. It still rcrna,ned a subject of warm discussion on the 7th. and lrom the fuel of this delay, and the surmises of correspondents, and the attributed out door sayings of Sena tors, a doubt has been cast over the action Voted UBOn separately, and a two thirds vote understood to be necessary thereon, it is evident that it is a subject of no little uncertainty, as well as difficulty. There are various parts of it as it is and principles early instilled in your mind, given, particularly obnoxious to differ-i and remember that you nre responsible to ent portions of the chamber, besides yourGod. Dear as you are to me, I ,i c . r -. c .i . would much rather prefer that you would the mere lact ol its springing from the acts1 , , 1 , ,J , . m inn(' a grave in the ocean which you have of an unauthorized agent. The line p- crosscd, than to see you an immoral and posed for the boundary is objec'.ed to by j graceless child." In bis last conversation both extremes of the Senate. The fact I (says the Phil. Ledger,) Mr. Adams ex- that in the cession ofUriper California and II ers.on the ground of its being repugnant in the ll.eorv of our institutions, and to the ! uniform practice c r . ol our Government. m, ,. , . , I he acceptance or another article, provi-j ,. r i r cut t : ding lor a delence ol Mexico against ln- dian and Savage enemies and f luring from them prisoners, will involve us, it is feared, in a bloody and intermin able war, in comparison with which onr Seminole operation! have been hut tri fling. The anticipation that our Mexican fellow citizens of California and New Mexico will not prove loving and faithful allies startles the minds of many. They look forward to the very short time that may elapse before those States may claim admission to the Union, with Almonte, Santa Anna or Camilizo as their Congres sional Representatives the oath of alle giance indeed on their litis, but the undv hate in their bosoms. The pro- wuiiun uieueuiy gives to llie lauu grants a ... i . i. ii v in iih ii Holding inn. ii.. ...ii .iiii in i in Mexico, no provision has been made fur i .. en.- i! . . i .i ye ' great truths ol Christianity, and the indif- asccrtaining the popular sentiment of: fPrPnce with which they viewed the wor those States issaidto 'have caused oppo-tship ofthe high God and the institution sition on tho part of Mr. Benton and oth-j0'" fdigion. 261,375 24f Mexico is very objectionable; as pan 'dering simply to stockjobbing interests, , ii nd as springing from tho interference 01 r . i liritish agents. On the whole, the treaty is little liked,'0 by any, and yet may receive the sanction of a very large majority. By many it is deemed too had; by others not bad en ough; while there are not a few who would prefer sanctioning it, to any longer trusting the management of a foreign war to the rash, unpatriotic and incompetent j l,il. of ..ilfi.l, ndminisimtmn. Wm" lUuGj " - 3620 .have little doubt, however, whether this particular treaty is ratified or not, that ln" "nwn witnin this new pence will very shortly ensue. Even if,Safe he placpd 1,18 v8"ables, and compla it is .elected.' ir will prove a basis on ce,,tly P"" ' 1 according to which definite action can be taken, and other plans built more deserving and more successful. The manv modifications which ihe Senate is likelv to make in the trea,y,may!buf nJ,d." n pr0er"S8 in tho ,temP. - ' ll l i : . . i - . induce that body perhaps to the appoint ment of a new commission to Mexico, as bearers of the draft of an inchoate treaty, which this country would accept, and which Mexico would find it to her interest 10 rat'fy. This is reported to be tho wish of many Senators both whig and demo cratic. If this is the case.with what glory could even the present administration cover itself, if, looking beyond the mere circle of party, they could be induced to confide this appointment to men, whose 1 influence would he as unbounded with (their respective political friends, as their : diplomatic talents are unquestioned. A Van Buren, a Clay or a Calhoun could unite the country in sentiment as to a treaty concluded under their auspices, and with their sanction. But the President from his pinnacle of party greatness cannot look down to private worth and patriotism, un less picked up in the ranks of the faithful. Between Clay and Polk what a compar" ison I How djes the dazzle of office, and .iV i. I l I v ii. j i ii iv IIIUCCU "v miy - "Pigmies are pigmies still.tho' perched on Alps, While pyramids are pyramids in vales." ffTThe public services and private virtues of John Quincy Adams are being justly held up as models for imitation. The voice of party, and the whisperings oP prejudice are alike hushed, in contem plating his illustrious life, and his equally memorable death scene. Willi an anxious interest will the public look for the pub lication of his far famed diary, us a work alike useful to the scholar and tho states man, the gentleman and the christian. What a motto for its title page, will that glorious sentence of his death hour be! "It is the last of earth I am content." The record of his daily thought, the tablet on which every action left an impress, it will be an invaluable legacy to his coun trymen, and a fitting finish to the enduring monument of his own fame. We doubt not that the old man eloquent could say of this production, "Not one line, which dying 1 nvght wish to blot." The religious education ho received from his parents in early life, was never i put away or banished during his eventful oljcareer. The influence that his mother exerted during his infantile and boyish j years was ever present with him: How ; powerful that influence let his example prove! Parents and children can well reflect upon and profit by it. His mother I wrote to htm, while in Europe in 177S with his father, then engaged in his coun try's service, words of advice, which he ever treasured, and which can be remern ed with advantage by every mind, young and old. She said: "Great learning and superior abilities, should you ever possess them, will be of little value and of small estimation, unless virtue, honor, integrity and truth, are cherished bv vnll. Adhere to the rules P""'1 1'is astonishment at the msensihil Spelling. In n late number of the ;i ii oa.it. I on in i . 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 ii tipiieuii, .in timol 1 J 11 :n. ..:. r . . ...v. r ,i . .. :.. ininiiuiiuii ui ,ii: icinii- ni iiiis nil, in the ordinary avocations of life. Among uiu many recuui uneuuous to guard against the inroads of thieves, a new pat ent combination lock holds a conspicuous place. The wards ofthese locks are very numerous and extremely complicated, and are arranged alphabetically. When they are to be locked, the person holding the key selects some word in the English 'anguage, and turns the key upon the wards corresponding to the letters of the word selected. Thus if the word chair be taken, the wards c-h-a-i-r are to be sep arately and consecutively locked. It has to be unlocked according to the snme letters. Any failure to do this in exact order will prevent the opening of the lock. As the word chosen is the "open sesame,'' without remembering which, all attempts at opening are useless; and as the vocabu- mi V til our uioiiier iwnatua mcseuis so , . viut:u ueiu lor selection, toese iocks ai- 8 evor.V i ii . i ptoson, no BMttvr now wen acquainteu he may be with their interior mechanism. A new York broker, whose wealth surpassed his wit, and wdiose vanity and love of display probably exceeded both, in order to protect his money, notes, &c, from an-V P1'" intrusion, procured a fire sate, anti am xed to its door one ol iihe most recent and beautiful specimens of i. - rt . t . t- , . the word "boots." The next morning he essayed to unlock it, but behold the door: remained closed. "Boots" would not an. ' swer. He worked at it an hour or more. Abandoning it in a fit ofdesoeration, he sent for the manufacturer. The denoue ment of the story we give in the language of the Enquirer. "As his funds were all locked up, he had no money with which to pay his notes and carry on his business that day, but as his credit was good, he raised suffi cient for the purpose by borrowing of the banks. The next morning the manufac turer ofthe lock, according to request, called to ascertnin the difficulty. He laid he had no doubt he could unlock the safe, ifthe gentlemnn would tell him the word to which he locked it. "Boots" was the word, and to work he set to unlock it to "boots." Well, he 'ried, sanguineof suc cess, but "boots'' would not unlock the safe. He tried again, and again, and Wat no more successful. He tried an hour, two hours, and three hours, with no suc cess. Finally, a happy thought struck him. He wiped the perspiration from his j face, took a drink of water, examined the I key again, and looking at the broker straight in the eye, said Sir, allow me to ask you how you spell '"boots." How do I spell "boots?" said I he broker. "Whv, I spell it right how do you spell itf" "Oh, never mind," said the man of com bination locks, "how I spell it; how do you spell it?" "B-u-t-s, to be sure." said the broker. '-The devil you do," said the lock-man, "and if you spell hoots butt, I will unlock the safe" buts," and he did unlock it ii, the twinkling of an eye. WHIG MEETING in CHICKASAW. A large and respectable meeting ofthe Whigs of Chickasaw convened at the Court House in Houston, on Monday evening, the 6th of March, fur the purpose of acting on the resolutions ef the central Whig meeting held at the city of Jackson on the 22nd of February last. On motion, C. B. Baldwin, Esq.. was called to the chair, and Thomas M. Black well appointed Secretary. Eloquent, fervid and animated address es were made by Capt. Rogers, Messrs. Lindsay, Smith, Coopwood, Evans, Sulli van and Dowd, which wore warmly and enthusiastically greeted by the assembly, After which, ihe meeting appointed a committee, consisting of XV. N. Mother al, Thomas N. Alexander, C. B. Bald win, Jno. T. Freeman and T. M. Black well lo draft a preamble and resolutions expressive ofthe sense of the meeting. The committee reported the following preamble and resolution! which were unanimously adopted. Where??, Tho lime is rapidly ap proaching when the great political parties will marshall their respective forces in bnltle array for the Presidential canvass of 1848; and whereas, we helicve that on the success of the Whig parly, in i great measure, depends the future safely of our Constitution, (the Palladium of our liber ties.) and the repose, quiet and prosperity ofour beloved country) and whereas, that success fannnt be secured without con cert of action ami thorough organization throughout the Union) and although it is the opinion of this meeting that the system of conventions, when resorted toon every trivial occasion, results in a detestable and many-headed despotism, yet, in great em ergencies, when it is nrressar) for a whole people lo act in concert for some momen tous and important purpose, we are com pelled to resort lolhem, as submitting to a less evil to obtain a greater good. Therefore Resolved, That in accord ance with the suggestions of a central meeting ofthe friends of General Taylor; which convened at the city of Jackson on the 22nd nit., the Chairman of ibis meet ing be empowered to appoint three dele gates lo meet similar delegates of our sis ter counties of this (2nd) Congressional district, al Greenshnro on the first Mon day in May next, for ihe purpose of ap pointing an elector, for said district, fa vorable to the election of General Taylor to the Presidency. Resolved, That it is the opinion of (his meeting that in General Taylor, the Whigs of this county have the most un bounded confidence as a soldier, a states man and a patriot, and that although he has not as yet, given his political opinions in detail, yet sufficient is known, and his whole life is a sure guarantee of the fact, that should he he elevated to the responsi ble station of Chief Magistrate of llie Union, that be will conduct the ship ol State on the pristine principles of our re publican lathers, and clear the Consiitu tion of the spurious film nnd fslse con structions wdiich successive partizan Pres-. idenls have heaped upon it. Resolved, That although violent par tizans and political aspirants mnv sneer and croak at his nomination, yet the great body ofthe American people, disgusted as they are at the vandal strife of party and of party proscription, which have raged for the last fifteen years, will rally around the standard of that incorrupt and incor ruptible patriot and hero who "never sur renders," with an enthusiasm never wit nessed sinoe the time when the Father of his country retired from public life. Resolvod, That although this meeting will pay due deference and respect to tho decision of a National Convention, yet so far as Mississippi, nnd we believe 'he whole South is concerned, with General Taylor, we will bo victorious without him, success will be doubtful. Resolved, That our delegates be tat strueted, nnd our sister counties be re quested to co-operate with us in so doing, to vole for a delegate to tho National Convention to represent this district, and tha! we do earnest!) recommend the same course to each Congressional district in this State. Resolved, That we do most cordially approve the selection of Col McClung and Gen, Miles as electors for the State at large, and would furthermore request them to attend the National Convention lo cast ihe Senatorial vote of this State. The following gentlemen were ap pointed delegates to attend the Greens boro Convention, viz: Gen. J, T. Griffin, Dr. Witherspoon and T. M. Black well. On motion, two, consisting of the Chair man and Warren Harrell, Esq., were ad ded. On moiion of T. M. B'ackwell, it was Resolved, That the publisher of the " Weekly Independent' at Aberdeen, the "Starkeville Whig," and the "South ron" at Jackson, be requested to publish. C. B. BALDWIN, Chairman. Thos. M. Blackwell, Secretary. We hear that another lifeof Sam. Hous ton is shortly to be written. We know ofbut one thing more disgraceful than writing such n life and that is living it) Lou. Jour.