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. t 2StH Congress 2nd Session. "Wednesday, Feb. 12;Tbe Seuate, to-day, was engaged principally m the House of Re prescntalives, iu execuliou'of tbe joint ordo,f tor counting the electoral votes for President and Vice President. In the Il0ue,a number of communications from tbe executive departments were read and appropriately referred. Several bills from the Senate were, passed through their fir&t and econd readings, and inferred to the proper committees : This being the da set apart by 'ihe joint resolution of the two Houses for counting tbe votes of tho electors for Presi dent and Vice President, at 12 o'clock (the hour designated) Air Brodbead submitted a 'resolution that a message be sent to the Senate informing them that the House was ready to receive them. The resolution having been adopted and tho message delivered, the Sen ate, headed by their President pro tempore, and preceded by their sergeant-at-arms, en tered the hall of the House, and were conduct ed to the seats prepared for them imed lately in front of the Speaker's chair, the members of tbe House rising on their entrance, and le maining stauding until they were seated. The Hon. W. P. jVlaugum, Presides! jro tent, of the Senate, was conducted 4d a seal on the right hand of the Speaker and the tell- ers (iheJlou. KobertJ. Walker on the iparl oT m? SwMe, nd the Hon. Edmund ljKirke aud the Hon. John P. Kennedy on the part of the House) took seats at the clerk's table, immediately before the Speaker's chair. The President of the Senate then rose and an nounced (hat the two Houses had assembled together, iu pursuance of the constitution, for the purpose of counting the votes of the elec tors for a President and Vice President, to serve four years fTbm the 4th of March next: and handed lo the tellers ihc votes of the several States in their regular order, (beginning with the State of Maine,) naming the votes of each State as ho handed thern, the tellers, on receiving the votes of each State, announced them to the two Houses. The votes having been in this manner counted through, the tellers summed up and reported tho result to the President of the Senate, who announced them, as follows : Whole number of electoral votes given, 275 ; necessary to a choice, 13S; of which James Knox Polkof Tennessee, received 170 for President, and George M. Dallas, of Pennsylvania, 17U for Vice President ; Henry Clay, of. Kentucky, received 106 for President, and Theodore Frelinghuy-en, of New York, lOG for Vice President; and that no other persons were voted for. He therefore declared that James Knox Polk, of Tennessee was duly elected President of tho United States, to serve for four years from the 4th of March next ; and that George 31. Dallas, of Pennsylvania, was in like manner duly elected Vice President of the United States, to serve for the same period. Mr Bmke, from the Joint Commit tee of the two Houses, iu further execution of the duties imposed on them, submitted a joint resolution for the appointment of a committee consisting of two members on the part of the House, to join a committee of one member on ihe part of the Senate, to wait on James JL Polk, of T!eunessee,'lo inform him tbafihe -iWas duly elected President "of the UTlyted States, for four years from the 4th of March " next ; also, to wait on George M. Dallas, of Pennsylvania, and inform him that he was duly elected " Vice President of the United Stales, for four years from the 4ln of March next. This resolution" was unanimously agreed to, and the House adjourned. Thursday, Feb. 13. The joint resolution from the House for the annexation of Texas to the United Slates was taken up for con sideration, upon the adverse report of- the Committee on Foreign Relations ; when Mr Archer moved that the resolution be indefi nitely postpoued. Mr Morehead occupied the floor for more than two hours, in opposi tion to the resolution, arguing that what it proposed was unconstitutional and inexpedi ent, if fur no other reason than that it added new territory to the Union, lie was strong ly convinced that it was better for the people of tbe United Stales to plant themselves iu their original territory than to extend it. He maintained that it should not be extended that a precedent for its extension should be opposed in the outset. He denied that there was any power in the constitution to admit a foreign State into the Union. Mr M. having concluded, Mr Buchanan obtained the floor ; but without proceeding in his remarks, yield ed to a motion to go into the consideration of executive business. The Seuate spent a short time therein, and then adjourned. The House was occupied in Committee of the Whole for the principal part of the day, on tho bill pioviding for the admission of Florida and Iowa into the Union. The vaiious amendments that were offered were debated by Messrs Bayly, Morse, Levy, and A V Brown, until two o'clock ; when, in pur suance of a resolution adopted this morniug, the committee proceeded to vote on the amend ments. These being disposed of, the com mittee rose and reported the bill to the House; wheu, under the operation of the previous question, it was ordered to be engrossed, and then read the third time and passed, by a vote of yeas 145, nays 46. The House agaiu re solved itself into a Committee of tho Whole on the state of the Union, and spent the remainder of the day on territorial business.' Friday, February 14. la the Senate, to day, Mr Buchanan made a most able and statesmanlike speech iu favor of admitting the State of Texa$ into the Union. He showed, by the constitution, the contemporaneous con struction of that instrument, and by the pro ceedings of the convention on its formation, that to Congress is expressly given the power to admit Foreign States into the Uuion with institutions consistent with our own. He declared that he was not wedded to the parti cular form of the act for admission ; but was prepared to go for any that would secure the great and glorious object contemplated, lie viewed the question in every aspect its bear ing upon the interests of each section of the country, and upon the perpetuity of the Union itself; and must have conviuced all those who were not blinded by prejudice, or have party purposes to compass, -that whilst it would promote the former, it would secure the lat . ter. After he concluded, Mr Rives obtained the floor, and the subject, at his - instance, was passed over in formally. The act from the House for the admission of tho. States of Iowa and Florida in the Union, .was referred on. a vote of yeas 24 to nays 26, to the Judi ciary Committee. l no democratic senators who feel great anxiety that there shall be speedy action upon this bill, resisted the mo tion to refer it to the Judiciary Committee, with tho view of committing it to a select committee. The Senate spent a short time in executive session. w ?. In the House, the bill granting a quantity of laud to aid iu tho improvement of the Fox and Wisconsin rivers, the bill making-appro-priatious for the Military Academy, and the making appropriations for navy peuious, were severally, after having been considered iu Committee of tho Whole, read the" third time and, passed. A number of petitions and resolutions, as usual, were olFered and refened. Saturday, Feb. .15. The Senate, to-day, was enlightened by a speech of more', than thiee hours in length from Mr Rives, in op position to the joint resolution of tho House for annexing Texas to tho United States. He declared himselt m , Javor ot annexing Texas, if it could be douo by what he con ceived to be the only constitutional mode through the instrumentality of the treatv-rnak-l me power. ... Ho maintained that tbisZ6"eii given by tho constitution to Cougrcss ss "tQu7-T mil new States into the Union, never contem plated the admi s'on of foreign States, but had reference exclusively to States out of the territory then belonging to, or which might be acquired bv, the United States. The first business in the House, this moru- in", was the reception of reports from the st;inliii" committees, anion" which were a ' number of bills that were appropriately refer red. 1 he post office aud loitiucaliou appro priation bills, returned from tho Senate with amendments, were taken up, and referred to the Committee of Ways aud Meaus. The House then resolved itself into Committee of the Vhile on the slate of the Union, (Mr Hopkins, of Virginia, in the Chair.) and took up the army appropriation bill. Alter spend tug some lime in discussing and acting on the various amendments that were offered to that bill, it was laid aside, aud the committee took up the bill to regulate the pay of the army. Monday, Feb. 17. Iu the Senate, Mi Tappan presented resolutions of a county meeting of citizens of Ohio, iu favor of an nexation. 1 he bill authorizing the State ol South Carolina to impoit free of duty, ceitain machinery and pipes for one mile of atmos pheric railway, was ordered to a third reading. Mr Woodbury addressed the Senate fur two hours ou the annexation question, and made, as he is able to make, an argumentative aud convincing speech in favor of annexation. In the House, the bill lor the purchase and distribution ofone hundred copies of the His- lory of the Lxplonug Lxpcdition, among the Slates, and one for Texas was passed. The bill to regulate the pay of the army was also passed ; but we are unacquainted with its pro visions.. M, Uayer made a short speechi MUie on hiV way. toW-Jiuigton. WmWs U fiion ; say ing.fhat it wfl(T iuvolveto ,haf moment rrfdctl uncertaiiy-pre leTStfiW i ou anuexttioii";" sayihgVfhat it wofcltf luvolve the countrw in a foreigii war" ;T he had the 1 most dark forebodings on the subject ; poor fellow! He seemed to see no objection to annexation except from the consequences lo the country, by which he seemed to mean that England will be mad enough to fight, and that tho abolitionists would dissolve the Union ! Two dreadful calamities to be sure. He ar gued lhat annexation could only be effected by treaty'; that otherwise the act would be subject to repeal, like any other act of Congress, &c. Tuesday, Feb. IS. The Senate, to-day, was occupied in the consideration of the joint resolution from Ihe House for admitting the State of Texas into the Union. Mr Choate occupied ihe floor the entire day, except the morning hour, in opposition to it. The a mount of his argument was, lhat the resolu tion was unconstitutional, as would be any proposition on the part of Congress for the admission of a foreign State. lie went far ther thau Mr Morehead or Mr Rives, inns much as he denied even the power of admitt ing Texas by treaty, or any other independent country ; maintaining that the only extent to which the treaty-ma king- power could go, was by implication to tho acquisition by negotia tion of portions of territory belonging to a foreign power, but necessary for our border safety. The power of admitting a foreign independent country, he held belonged solely and exclusively to the reserved sovereign power of the people in their primary assem blies. Mr Henderson next obtained the floor, aud then ihe Senate adjourned. Ihe House, at au early hour, went into Committee of the Whole on the State of the "IT . I a .1 111 union, auu looit up me nut making appro priations for the puichase of furniture for the President's house :.and after some time cr-C"t in discussion, the bill was rejected yeas 6-2, nays 70. The House then resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the state of the Uuion, (Mr Saunders of North Carolina in the chair,) and took up the biil making ap propriations for the civil and diplomatic ex penses of the government for Ihe fiscal year euding the 30th June, 1S46, the discussions on the amendments to which occupied the remainder of the day. . Murder on a Grand Scale. Ihe Ra cineAdvocate contains Ihe following: "A ru mor is noticed in the Lee County (Iowa) Democrat, aud also in the Warsaw Signal, that the party of Mormons who recently left Nauvoo for the purpose of settling in the 'Pinery,' (high up the Mississippi River) have all been murdered ! Having got into a dis pute at a French trading establishment about the price of sume provisions, which they thought exorbitant, they uuceremouiously help ed themselves lo whatever they wanted; which so exasperated the Frenchmen that they call ed iu the aid of the Indians, and massacred the whole of tho Mormon party, amounting to three or four hundred souls !" . The above is fully confirmed. Over a hundred Mormons were shot. Green Hay Republican Jan lAih. cur A sed blcs f w iend d dis and p eath ease a in rought fr b br and ag PRESIDENT. POfcKS .llUUTJS WASHINGTON. . ;. 'v The following extract froiri aicorrespondent of ; the" Globed writing from Wneeliug, Va,, f under date ef February 9, shews ibe manner I) 1 w in which' tho 7 Preside nt was received as passed through the several towns " At Louisville, and Cincinnati, and - here " . . . V" fl Vila rui'pnlinn hna rupn wnrm nnrf frratltvincr. I 1peiu,noUiaivH.L,uudin w ue,,,K"u" s"uua inOUIIU IUU uuiilc nas -uvj" i. He was met .be - i" IOW ine CUV UV IUU! laiC SltMttUUl(tlS, lllOlilllTk, - . . , ,. covered and alive wnn numan Deluge r U G I boats all lashed to the Pike, the boat that brought him from Louisville, and came up to the wharf amid the roar of guns, the display of lljgtj, the play tag of various bands ot music, and the applaudiug shouts of multiplied thou sands. Au immense concourse ol military and citizens received him from the boat. and. after ho had entered an open carriage; with a few friends, and part of the Ohio committee, who had met him below the city, a processiou Kk-v titI mAT ri 1 1 1 kicici&.v urn r n v. sa 111 iif--j? iisii was formed, and he was conducted to quar ters prepared for him at the Henrie House. Before dinner, thousands crowded the bouse to pay their respects ; and as many as could obtain entrance through tho pres9 got in and shook him by the baud. Afterwards, from a front gallery, to which he was conducted, thft whole mass Uhe people, and the mAi "paraded in order, had an oppoituuity of see ing him as he stood uncovered, and returned their loud salutes by bowing to the passing multitude. Governor Whitcomb and Hon. Amos Lane met us at Jefferson, Indiana, aud accompanied us up to Lawrenceburg. The ladies or Cincinnati,M)efore leaving the boat, and after she bad been conducted to the Henrie House, were equally zealous and attentive iu their numerous and crowded calls in paying their respects to Mrs Polk. In pro poitiou lo the usual turn out of ladies on such occasions, their numbers almost exceeded the calls of the citizens on the President elecl. At Louisville, the calls on Mrs Polk, accord ing to the time allowed for wo arrived there a day iu advance of the time expected, and in a cold snow storm were equally numerous and the expectations of all equally gratified. Tho receptions at both cities, speaking all in a few woids, were well conducted, were zeal ous, warm, and heuity, such as properly be con.c the ardent, unsophisticated western " de mocracy, who carry their hearts in their hands. Similai manifestations of political and per sonal attachment and respect have met Col. Poik at every point where he has stopped on his journey, however short his slay. P. S. We have committees, you perceive, with us from Louisiana, Alabama, Kentucky, as well as a large -suit of persoual frieuds from Tennessee. The Ohio committee stop ped at Portsmouth." Arrival at Washington. From the Globe. About half-past5 on . Thursday eveuing, the Committee of Receptiou, through the po lite attention of Messrs Vail and Rogers, of the magnetic telegraph, received defiuite in formation that Ihe President elect had Vft the f to that moment nfucSl uncertainly preL whether the friendly importunities of his iJSYrff tiinoio friends would not mduce him to fore go his previously-expressed determination of continuing directly to Washington, audio pass Ihg night at Baltimore, where a most en thusiastic reception awaited him. All doubt on this subject having been dis pelled, signal guns were fired to announce to our citizens the approach of Colonel Polk, aud such arrangements made for his reception as the brief interval permitted. The members of the Democratic Association, the Young Hickory Club, the Democratic Association of Alexandria, the Democratic Association of Capitol Hill, the Democratic Association and Union Democratic Association ofGeorge town, and the Navy Yard Democratic Asso ciation, promptly assembled, and, in imposing numbers, took up the line of march for the railroad depot, under the direction of Lund Washington, ir., as chief marshal. Some of the associations mustered strongly the Navy Yard in particular, having upwards of four hundred hard-handed and thoiough-going democrats in their line. The column having taken position, the Committee of Reception repaired to the la- dies' room, in the rear of the ticket office, to await the arrival of the cars. The approach of the train of cars was an nounced by the firing of a national salute from the batteries .-tationed on Capitol Hill, the brow of which was brilliantly and tastefully illuminated by fire-works, aud the acclama lions of the thousands who thronged the rail way towards the outer depot. Messrs Heart, Towles, and Gardner, of the Committee of Reception, accompanied by the Hon. A. V. Brown, waited upon the Presi dent elect ii the car, where they hau aiso tue pleasure of meeting Mr Dallas, the Vice President elect. The family of the President having been safely conducted to the carriages in waiting, the President and Vice President elect, with their respective suites, were escoit ed to the reception room, where, after being introduced to tbe company, Mr Ratcliffe, the Chairman of the Committee of Reception, de livered the following1 address : Sir: To me has been allotted the pleasing task of extending lo you, in the name of the democracy of this District, a most cordial and heartfelt welcome to the metropolis of the na tion, and of tendering, in iheir behalf, an i earnest expression of their confidence that, iu the performance of those high duties on which you are presently lo enter, and which pertain o the lofty station to which a nation's regard, nd a nation's confidence have elevated you, aour motives will be found so pure and exalt ed, your policy so eulightened and compre hensive, and your action so liberal and pn briotic, as to enable them, in after times, to re fcur, with joyous emotions, to this day, and, with hearts bounding with gratitude for bless .ngs conferred,1 to point to your administra tion as one pre-eminently successful insecur .ug to the whole people the benefits of good 'government.' Denied, by their location, the proud privilege of voting, and consequently without share in the crowning act of that great contest which happily, has terminated iu the triumphant vindication of their principles, aud 14 ex- Jer of .nose principles, to the first office orld, the democracy of this District J, jret for, -very far? 'from insensible to the Jl interests involved iu that contest, or in herent as to its result. Itocaled at a spot ichOay:he termed, not inaptly, tbe heart of j. national confederacy, Ihey felt that, while onfuJsive, and perhaps a last, effort was y.l morlo. In throw nfV f mm ih limine louinumora wnicn iederalism had en . J . i . .. J . r DdercJ, impoitant and responsible I -J,ml imnr.fl.int an.l rrnnoIKI.....:.- - (t lllo, 5;Thl, '.r ' .:- CW -m. y ....... V LVIl UlUillCil- enriiminfT frnm iKia pnrnmAra . .1 ... rftCIAra Pl.flrtl i L .... Tjcieuuiug, ww; UIII.V.IIUU, iu me uuermosi dxtremilies of the land, were filled to repletion wi.han unwholesome circulation, supplied by r adversaries. ud mply, most amply, are they this day repaid every toil, lor every sacrifice, iu tbe cause the couutry, by the patriotic joy, by the ex ultant delight, which swells aud flows, unbid- ' exteuJ Q - thejr di,lin isheJ ,ead. er. most kindly greetings aud heartfelt wel v . . . come, to their midst while I, in theit name cheer you on the high destiny that awaits ycu, by expressing Ihe ardent hope that your ad Sinistral ion may, aud the loud belief that it ill, be uch as to foster, to promote, and to cure, the true interest of this mighty republic. Colonel Polk, in eloquent and appropriate ,! it r and With open pmotinn. nsnhtiilerl k ... . . 1 . . ( to the address of Mr Ratelme. He thanked r - -5c-t - - r him and his fellow-citizens of the District of Columbia for the cordial welcome which they had given him. He said that, during a for- mer residence of many winters at Washing ton, he had made the acquaintance ot many of its citizens and had received many acts of kindness and friendship at their hands. It would afford hiin sincere pleasure to renew- that acquaintance to take them by the hand, and excluugc personal salutatious with them. From the if position at tbe seat of govern ment, tho citizens of the District were in a position to act an important part in the politi cal contests of the country ; and though they were denrued of tho inestimable privilege of i i - the elective franchise, they had ever taken a commeadable interest in public affairs, 'ihe whole country had witnessed, with interest, their ardent aud unwearied struggle which had j'l-t terminated in the success of th.ise gteat principles of which he was but the bumble re presentative. He tvould again express his deep sense of the cordial and enthusiastic icccntion tendered to him, and begged leave to renew the expres sion of his warmest acknowledgements to the committee, aud to those whom they repre sented. The President and Vice President elect were then introduced to ihe gentlemen pre sent, individually ; and, after a few minutes had been passed in the iuteichauge of fiieudly salutations, tho Committee of Reception es corted their distinguished guests to tbe avenue, where they were met by Mr Wa.-hington, the Chief Marshal ; and followed by the dilfcrent associations, with the splendid baud of the Marine Corps at the bead of the column, they were conducted to their lodgings at Cole- "h V "'!(! ma-s oiu'itizvns, r?X-: JeTnffnjf'tho entire distance irom mo ivainoau depot The President elect, shortly afterwards, ap peared on "ihe balcony in front of the hotel, and made his acknowledgements to the friend ly greetings of the vast concourse of citizens, and then retired. After giving three hearty cheers for the man of thir choice, the asso ciations were dismissed, and the assembled multitude quietly dispersed. From the Globs. , UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT, FEBRUARY 11. Samuel Thurlow, plaintiff in error, vs. tbe Commonwealth of Massachusetts. This case, brought by writ of error from the Supreme Court of Massachusetts, involves tho question of the constitutionality of the license laws of lhat Slate. The plaintiff in error was convicted of selling imported spirits without license, and sentenced to pay fines amounting to 150. By the law of Massachusetts, a peualty of $5100 is imposed upon the sale of all wines and spirits iu less quantities than twenty-eight gallons, unless the seller is li censed, and the county commissioners chosen in each county can alone grant liceuses ; and are empoweied by law not to grant any. In most of tbe counties no liceuses are ijiven, and no purchase for any purpose is lawful un der twenty-eight gallons. The plaintiff in er ror denies the constitutionality of this law, which has been affirmed by the Sti reme Court of Massachusetts. The cae has ben argued before the Court here, Messrs Web ster, Choate, and Hallett, counsel for Thurlow; and Huntington for the State. The Conit have had it under advisement several days, and on the 11th, the Chief Justic directed it to be continued and to be re-argued before the whole Court. There are at present but seven Judges on the Bench, being two vacancies ; and it is understood that, tn a question afiect iug the validity of a Slate law, the Court will not set it aside unless a majoiity of the whole Court that is, five Judges concur. The order for re-argument is equivalent to a divi sion in the Court upon the question. It was contended for the plaintiff, by his counsel, that the laws of Massachusetts which authoriz ed the withholding of liceuses, was prohibitory, and, therefore, as to foreign wines and spirits, repuguant lo the power of Congress to regu late foreigu commerce; to collect revenue on imports into ihe several States , to the uniform apportionment of taxes and duties in all the States; and to the fulfilment of reciprocal treaties. The question is one of great impor tance1 affecting the powers of Congress in these departments, and has been strongly pre sented to the Court. New Democratic Paper. Gen. Bar zillai Graves proposes to publish in the town of Milton, in this State, a weekly newspaper to be entitled the "Milton Banner." Gen. Graves is a veteran in the cause, a good writer, and will doubtless furnish the public with a racy aud valuable sheet. Surely, the wealthy region which surrounds Milton can support a democratic paper. V e wish our friend a large list of paying subscribers, and the most complete success. Ral. Standard. Elevation of you, sir, the chosen MEXICAN NEWS. Correspondence of the N. O. Picayune. Vera Cruz, Jan; 12. Since my last, the cry against Sania Anna has been echoed throughout the whole Repub lic ; he remaining master only of the sod he aud his troops stand upon. Tho news of the overthrow ot his tool. Canalizo, reaihed him iu Queretaro, ou his march against Parcdes. He immediately couutcrmarcbcd with all his forces upou Mexico, swearing vengeance up on the Congress, &c, &c, whom he called revolutionists, but, after bravadoiug for three days to no purpose, Santa Anna retreated with his forces and marched upon Puebta, before which city he arrived ou the 2d iust., aud im mediately demanded the surreudcr of the city, giviug one hour's lime to do so, aud notifying Geueral Inclan, the Conamandante General, that if the city was not surrendered within mat lime, he would cany the city by assault atfd givequatters lo no one. The reply of Inclan was short and sweet, Without any of the hum bug so common iu the military proclamations of this country ; he toldim that he would not purreuder tho city so longaaJe had a man left to lire ahot. He kept n? w(d. Santa Anna cornmeucoil hjs Ihtacftouhegfol lowiiir morninr and was tepulsecL as also iii all the successive attacks, whiebjio con tinued making daily until the 7m, whei he Sftf3 in a fli(r rt lnior ivilh nrnnrtsil lorw. vt SKW t C . . - . - : v u r,.;i r Wrar was holding,' itW Jfuebla ' to determine upon tho propositions which Sauta Anna's Commissioners had to make, an attack was made with a large poition of ihe traitor's forces, and had already forced their way a considerable distance, when the Publauos rallied and drove them back at the point of the bayonet, taking some two hundred piisoners and one piece of art illery. January 17. Since writing the above, Santa Anna has retreated from Puebla, and has placed himself betvveCn Peruto and Jalapa. On the 14th. the troops of Santa Anna placed themselves at the disposition of (Jen. Lud cou, Commandant General of this Depait n ent. Tho object no doubt was to cause it to be believed that Santa had succeeded in embaik ing, and thus put a stop to further seaich for him. This however failed in its object, and searches were made with redoubled vigilance, which were very shoitly crowned w ith success, lor on the night ol the loth, at hall-past "J, ne was captured, with others who accompanied him, near a place called ico, 14 leagues Irom Jalapa. in a ravine. He was disguis cd ; but this was of no avail in this part of the j country, where theie is" nt au Indian that ' does not know him well, and ihey all enjoy a pleasure in bating him. He was taken by a paity of volunteers, and, by official news, was carried into Jalapa yesterday, (with his hands tied behiud him, as ic-pmt says.) It is but just two months since he left Jal.ipa in .-late, to go and crih Ihe revolution which has brought him to the gallows beyond a doubt. Such rejoicings as we have had here were never seen befoie in this place. STILL LATER. From the NtvJJrlc;ins Ticajune, Feb. 9. the arrival at Havana ouVN ednesda last of tho liiiiish steam ship Tay, Capt. Sharp, dates lo the 31st tilt, from Vera Cruz have been received. Santa Atitm still remained a prisoner at the Castle of Perote the same cold, dreary and dismal place in which he so long held the un l'oitunate Texians iu captivity. It is stated that the Grand Jury appointed to try the fallen tyrant, wes furious against him, while the present Executive of Mexico manifested a feeling of clemency, and at the same time ol regret, that he did nor escape out of the coun try and thus save ihe Government further trou ble. A letter dated Vera Cruz, January 31st, expresses ihe belief that the life of the tyrant would not be taken. His young wife was iu prison with him, as was also au old fiieud ot his, Senor Lazaro Villamil. Amony the nassen"ers bv tho 1 ay was r I O J f Senor Antonio Haro, Santa Auua's former Minister of l inance, who had made out to reach the coast iu safetv from Mexico. One of the ediors of this paper, who came passen ger iu the Alabama, was informed 3t Havana that Senor H. had escaped through Ihc assist ance of the English Consul at Vcia Cruz, and that he came on board tho Tay uuder an as sumed name. Reiori was still at large, aud w - his whereabouts not known. Every thing was said to bo quiet in Mexi co. It was reported lhat the Republic was to be divided into three military departments. Arista to have command of the Noithcrn, Paredes of the Centre, and some other geue ral of the Southern section. From the Globe. ENGLAND AIND hKAiJ meddling in the Affairs of the United States AiN.-o Texas. It would seem, by the last news from Eu rope, that England is in earnest pressing France to make a European league of great states a sort of holy alliance to mauage the affairs of this contiuent as thev do lhat beyoin the Atlantic. It seerm from the London Times, the organ of European legitimacy that England has actually required from France co-operation to prevent Texas from chansin2 her ofesent condition bv a union c?c-, . with our confederacy. It is stated in the London Times that " the British government has demanded from lhat of France ' a categorical auswer to the ques tion whether or not the French government was affecting at the same time to join in tbe endeavors of the British government to main tain the status quo in Te.xn?, whilst it was in reality giving, through the King, to the Ameri can minister, au assurance that in no eveut would any steps be taken by his government in the slightest degree hostile, or which would give the United States just cause of com plaint.' " Is not this a high move? France is to be called " categorically to ansicer"' whether she has dared to say that she would do nothing hostile to the United States, or would refuse, at the instigation of Great Britain, lo give them just cause of complaint ! ! Gov. Graham's Council did not meet on the day recently appointed. Only 3 tncm beis wcte present. MEETING IN CHATHAM. The dem ocrats of Chatham held a meeting in the Court House on tbe 12th inst., for tbe purposo of appointing delegates to a District Conven tion, for this Drstrict. Mr James S. Smith addressed the meeting. The following reso lutions were passed : Resolved, That in the opinion of this meet ing there should be a Convention of the six counties coniposiug Ibis Congressional Dis trict, for the purpose of selecting some suitable person as a candidate of the democratic party for the next Congress of the United States, aud that lhcpecsou thus selected should re ceive the undivided support of ihe party. Resolved, that we recommend to our friendsj in the other counties, that said Convention bo held at Mrs Barclay's, in the county of Cum berland, on the 3rd Friday in April next. Resolved, That ihe Chairman appoint fort delegates to represent this county iu said Con vention. The Chairman appointed the following gen tlemen delegates under third resolution, viz : Lapt Llias IJryant, Thoa Pharuh, Wrn Car loss, Bird Jean, Capt Robt Marsh, Wm Foo shee, Dr R C Poe, Capt II Bray, Gcra Lane, Jas Smith, Alford Heathcock, D Murden,- Jos I Cotten, G Luther, Thos Ragland, Jesse Marley, P;I Alston, E Fooshee, II Burke, GeoVilliams, R P Alston, Wm Reeves, A Head eh, II Cole, Samuel Bfooks, l Rodgers, Mai J7$nkiti9, f leaden I Inn is, Jas Reeves, i Col S Robinson, M William's, O D Alston, N J Ilacknev, J J Ghnkton, T Mann, A B Marsh, Wm Harris, N M AIton, O McMath, and Dr John Hanks. On' motion of Dr Hanks, the name of iho Chairman was added to Ihe list of Delegates. On motion, tho proceedings of the meeting were ordered to be publi.-hed in the N. C. Standard, and that other democratic papers b requested to give them an inseition. Whereupon, on motion, tho meeting ad journed. G. W. GHULSTUN, Lb in. II-UOio.N Bukke, Secretary. Bloody Occiiiikknce at Memtius. The Memphis Etquirer t f the 30th nil, sajs : Two individuals, one or both shoemakers by trodo lately from Mississippi, fought ax duel in Arkansas, opposite this city, on Tuesday last. The weapons used were pistols aud bowie knives. Both were badly shot, Ri d wo uudr'i stand one of the parties hac since died of his wounds. The other is iu a critical condition. W:e undeistand Ihe caue of tbe quarrel was a grudgo of some ycais stand ing. The effects of the i.ate Election. Amoti'Mho wonderful tcsults of the levulutou iu politics, brought about by the voice of iho people lat fall was. one, not the least singular, evinced by our contemporary, iho Tribune, of Tuesday. Its leading article was not loss than an unreserved denouncement of iho " credit system." The article commences a ollows : " W; have long been moved to sav some thing directly lo the farming, manufaciur :ng. rfid laboring peopre gcherr'"yrot our rounlry ou Ihe extent towhirh they lax themselves by buying ou credit articles for which they should H ay down. This cei lainly is very "cool,"' considering the position which the party of wbi h the Tii- buue is the organ, occupies in relation lo tho body of the people. That parly have for years been the advocates of ih most unlimited crcd ir, in (ho shape of a National Bank and its thousand ramifications. The plan of Ileniy Clay embraced a t-anitnl of .50.000.1 which w ith ihe ordinary proportion of circula tion and deposits would make an aggregate of 25lUU,Ol)U,OUO to be loaned to merchants in. order lo enable ihein to sell on credit. Tho discounted notes of country dealers for goods nought on cieriit, were to be Us daily food, and the seductions offer ed bv this system were the allurement held out in support of ibe party. The people by au immense vote, remained rirm, ami rejected the paity, its banks, and its ciedits. Tho organ of these defeated achomes with admirable self-sufficiency, nildresscs (bo people on (he "evils of buying on credit." Had not tho people discovered those evils long since and profited hy their experience, the 44 Bank party"' would not have been revel ling in a profusion of credits. V Y Weekly .Vcics. SUPPvEME COURT. Since our last report, opinions have been delivered in the following cases, viz: By Uulli u C. J. iu N Johnson, tl at. v. Johnson's E.xis, el at. in Equily, from War ten; directing accounts to be taken, &c. Also, in Morgan v. Allen, from Henderson ; judgment reversed. Also, iu Newman v. 1 uter, lioio lluiliui lord ; nllirmip" !i.c: meut. Also, in B it v. IVarcev. from M.i. j con ; reversing the judgment aud directing a veuerie de novo. Also, in Williams, el al. v. Chiles, from Caswell; judgmeut and judg ment for the plaintiffs. Also, iu Welch Scott, fiom Cherokee; affirming the judgmeut beluw. Also, in Cowan v. Tucker, from Iredell; judgment reversed aud anew trial granted- By Daniel J., in Thomas v. Young, iu Equity, from Iredell ; directiug the bilMo bo dismissed. Also, in Cone v. Morgan and Morgan v. Cone, in Equity, fror,r ,a6h ; directing a decree for V. C. Also, iu Home v. Allen, fiom Anson, affirming the judgment below. Also, iu Feirand. Adm'r. v. How ard, Ex'r., in Equity, from Jone. Also, iu Gordon v. Holland, from Beaufort ; revers ing the decree. By Nash, J., in Plummer v. Brandon, in Equity, from Kuwait ; declaring plaintiff en titled to an account aud directing a reference. Also, iu Stale v. Mauu, from Stanly; affirm ing the judgment below. Also, in Spruili v. Davenport, from Tynell ; affirming the judg ment below. Also, iu Briggs v. Evans, from Yancey ; affirming ihe judgment below. Also, in Halmington v. Henry, from Henderson ; affirming the judgment below. Also, iu Nu tall v. Burns, in Equily, from Granville; ex ceptions overruled and decree for Plaintiff. Raleigh Standard. ENTRY TAKEK.S' NOTICES, For sale at the Caroliuiau office. eT"