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.. Mr. ker dffscaav •*?* viigs V rf ■ mZ'. all POMOTUC, MISSISSIPPI. Febrcary 19, 194". Satchday ALARMING SILENCE. Awrri Suspexci.—O n the 9th day «I May last, we commenced addressinga series of weekly communications to some four hundred of our particular friends—from all tf whom we had the most solemn assur ances, if life lasted, and memory deserted not its throae, that they would respond at least twice during a period of 12 months— dating from the aforesaid 9th day ef May. About one hundred and fifty only of the number have conformed to their pledge, leaving the history, of some two hundred and fifty of our friends wrapt in profound mystery. Those who have not measured the depth of our'affections—who have not witnessed us in alllictiens having their ori gin in the loss of friends and kindred can form no just idea of the sorrow with which we are bowed down. Where are eur friends? eche answers where! Alas! does the purple current of life flow no more through their veins—inmates of the silent city of the dead—do they sleep, the long sleep of death, or does "memory no longer hold a place in the distracted volume of their brains?" Do you owe your subscription to the 'Times, dear reader? if so in tender mercy break the silence—send it on like a good fellow—wont you, eh? BANKRUPT LAW. The Bankrupt Law is now in operation; the Bill from the House of Representatives repealing it having failed in the Senate on the 29th January. Wo understand that the lion. Samuel J. Gholson, in pursuance of the law has appointed Commissioners in the different Counties, nnd has opened his Court at Aberdeen.*^JHr. Stephen Daggett, wo learn has been appointed Commission er for this County. Come all of ye who » . are heavily laden," Jcc. We give below the vote in thu Senate on the bill to repeal the law. The unfinished business of yesterday, be ing the Bill frem the House ei' Representa tives to repeal the Bankrupt Law, was call ed up as the unfinished business of yester day. Mr. Benton was entitled to the floor in continuation of his speech begun yester day. Mr. B. opposed the law with the greatest vehemence, and contended mainly to prove the position he laid down, that the Law was neither useful nor moral. Mr. B. argued at considerable length, to show that the Bill was unconstitutional, and for the purpose of proving that State Laws were sufficient for all purposes. Mr. Benton concluded at half past two o'clock* when Mr Williams of Maine, said a word or two in reference to the action of his Legislature in his own case, and regis tered his vote as friendly to the Bankrupt Law. When he closed the vote was called for on all sides. Mr. Clay called for the yeas and nays, which being ordered, the result was us fel lows: Yeas —Messrs Allen, Archer, Bayard, Renton, Buchatiau, Calhoun, Fulton, Gra ham, King, Linn, McRoberts, Morehcad, Pierce, Prentiss. Rives, Sevier, Smith, ef Con. Sturgeon, Tappao, Woodbury, Wright and Young—22. Nats —Messrs. Barrow, Bates, Berrien, Choate, Clay of Ky. t Clayton Evans, Hen derson Huntington, Kerr. Mangutn, Mer rick, Miller, Phelds," Porter, Simmous, Smith, of Ind. Southard, Tallmadgc, Walk er White, Williams and Woodbridge, 23. Memphis Enquirer. CONGRESSIONAL. On the 29th Mr. Marshalls' resolutions censuring John Quincy Adams was still under discussion. Muchungry feeling has been manifested, and we would not be sur prised should some serious difficulties grow out of the matter. Already, as will be per ceived upon reading an article en our first there has been an affray and some severe threats. Mr. Botts during the dis cussion said th* present Secretary of the Navy told him on some occasion, that the Union must and would be dissolved, and that if Mr. Adams was tried he wanted the .Secretary tried also. P»g* M, Wise said h. would „.dertake .. du nv that Mr. Upshaw had ever u'tcrcd any Hunt of Ike tied will, oui qu.lifviug it— .. • ... ,, , * , Mr. Botts said it would not do for the geo- ^ tlcman to question his veracity. TheSpea- f use ker interfered, and the difficulty ended. were The is al so the to It at - Bad—very Bad. —At our latest dates from Washington, which arc up to tho 29th ult. Congress had absolutely done nothing; and the same may be said with regard to our State Legislature. The people arc paying severely for unmeaning, useless stuff dignified with the title of speeches, at both places. The popular branch of Con gress at this time is to a large extent made up of gaukies, grannies, and gasconades, all of whom in their turn we find grinning, grunting and growling away the money ol the people, in the same branch of ou.* own Legislature—wo find tho beautiful counterpart of the rich Congressional mix ture. Not (infrequently a solitary quarrel between two surly undignified "honora bles" at Washington, costs the "dear peo ple" some thousands of dollars; at Jack son too, 'personalities' swell our taxes ama zingly. Wo sincerely wish it were prac ticable to tax the authors of these windy effusions, and spunky speeches with the costs that now fall upoh the people, both in our State and National Councils. It is a lamentable truth, however much a we may have to boast of our progress in fit eraturo vV science that we are retrograding in our political condition. A dark tide of dcmoriiizition sweeps fearfully along the base of our political structure. fc Mach pas sing year adds r.ew stains to the sinking | characters of our Deliberative Assemblies. The merest mockery of legi-lation is wit nessed from one extreme of the Union to to the othor. But why is it ? There is but one answer—men of elevated morals and genius, are rudely pushed aside to give place to dishonest, cringing dernagognes— men whose souls never conceived nor nur by on in his of is, that it rests upon tho virtue and intelli- ! gence of the people—the fair fabric can only be transmitted unimpaired to posterity by observing a sacred regard for this im- r 3 ° portant truth. It driven to * rn t. cs, , tured an ennobling sentiment. Tho beautiful theory of our Government on be the the to two a of the man of integrity with the commonest intellect is infinitely to be prefered to the most towering genious accompanied with depraved morals. If the people would pay thigher regard to thu chiractcr of tho individuals they select to represent them, both in Con. gressand cur State Legislatures, we would have better laws, better times, nnd better chances to exist a free, happy, nnJ united nation. But wrangling bullies, grogshop politicians, men of desperate fortunes of whatever pursuit of life, or however daz zling their talents, must be denied the suf frages of the people, for office, before w hole some legislation, peace and prosperity can be restored to the country. of We feel gratified to Icaru that the rumor that Col. Felix Lewis haJ been muidcrcd by the Chickasaws, is wisbont the sligliest foundation.—-No difficulty whatever had ta ken place. Capt. Henry Cook of our town saw the Col., but a few days since nt his residence in Desoto. He showed the Captain a pa per containing an announcement of his death, and assured him it was untrue to the for nays, fel Gra ef Hen Mer best of his knowledge and belief. The fib- ' ricator of the mischievous story, giving . . , , j Mrs. Lewis so much unnecessary alarm J and pain—-ought to be tarred and feather ed, and let loose with his chances, before u burning prairie. still has sur grow per first some dis the the and the RESUMPTION of SPECI E PA V M ENTS. A Bill compelling the Banks to resume j specie payments on the Itb ol March bcxt has passed the Ohio Legislature.' A Bill ofa similar character is before the New Jersey Legislature, fixing the time for re sumption on the 4th ot July next. Forgeries to the amount of $9000 has Wall S't. been perpetrated by a broker in New York. A moral pestilence rests upon the country. Crimes of this character are of every days occurrence in the larger ci ties. ™EÖIRABJJW«K ^ED-ljKEAT * OTHF.R UANKS. ' Ou Ucduesd.y forenoon, the low,, he. come intensely excited in consequent* of ^ rt tb .t the olher city BanUhad re- j ,cft f use d any longer to take the notea of the ; Girard Bank. The Nortnern Liberty i Bank Ml the first to refuse. A large . M crowd soon collected within and around the ! Is doors of the Bank, great numbers of whom '7 were anxious to get the notes exchanged.— : The Bank, from the firs?, refused to re-1 deem auv of its issues excepting the five ! le dollar notes. For these, they gave thei notes ot other Banks. It is said with con- : r, ftdence that the great bulk ol its circulation ! is in large Ittlls, and that is truly to be r«*- j l || joiced at as lur less amount wilt be in the • *" hands of the poor than would otherwise have been the case. A meeting of committees front the sever al banks wits held during the afternoon.— Another one assembled in the evening, the ^' object of w hich wa, to see if any arrange men's couid be made by which the Girnd sU should in -oitte way «teure the other Bank, so as to justify them in receiving hcreatter I * the notes ol t:*ut Institution. The meeting ; u, continued in session until half past one«»'- j r eloest in the morning, having finally come " to tho conclusion that no arrangement could be effected to justify them in assuming further liabilities of the Girard Bank.— And thus the Girard is entirely stopped.— It is said that the brokers have large n mounts of tho notes of the Bank. A few shares of stock was sold in the afternoon at 85. fa« For the note* no rate* huv< been a fixed, no sales having Itecn made to justify j quotations, which might not mislead. À i °* nt at 10a 90per c< nt. d - ot Saturday Courier, j "I The examination of Biddle, and oîl.'-r ex-otficers of tho United States Bank, was continued at Philadelphia on Monday.— The correspondent of thu Journal oi'Curn | mere« gives the following account the I tii t i 1 I ] j proceeding* on that day:— "The investigation wa» resumed by a further examination ol Mr. Taylor, present Cashier of the Bank. He stated tliatcer tain officer* of the institution were created by a bye-law in !83ti ur 'll*, which was n bolished on the 19th July, 1M0. lie sta ted that he could not recollect that Mi. Jau don had over been a director; but thought that he had never acted as one. < )n being questioned as to the time of Mr. Puddle's re signation, he brought forward the minutes J of the Bank, and read some noted letter ol! ! individual, in which Mr. B. took <*cca-1 ,, »ion to Inud the then flourishing conditiuii ( ,* of the institution; following tins was 'hei r ? w!u * i ® u * P"«e*« l »ytlw Directors. Du-j ring the reading of theso quite a dispwition , , 0 u -„ s vis»ib!e throughout th** b*»u*e. j Mr. B. bore it with resignation. Not much j i, else was elicited while l remained." . of V. S. Bank Ojjicers .—The preliminary J examination of Mesrs Bidd c, Cowperthwait, and other otfic**rs of the U. S. Bank, was continued n Saturday at Philadelphia,and I adjourned over until Monday. The only ! evidence against thorn thus ihr consists of j memoranda, Ac., showing that large sum» j of money were paid to various persons a-, bout the time ihe charter w as obtained, and j charged under tho head of "c ntingent ponses."—-Boston Statesman. j ■ Rank liiot in Louiseille. The T.raii ville Advertiser of tho 1 Itii instant say s the i news ol the riot at Ciucinati created a sun- j i!;;r disturbance in Louisville;" At a few -%• minutes past ten the shutter j was forced from one of the windows of the j office of Lougee 6c Moree, w here tho notosl of the Louisville Savings Bank were re-i deemed, when a rush followed. The win dow was soon demolished—several sprang inside—opened the doors, when the crowd rushed in, and soon books, letters, papers, chairs, tables, in fact the entire contents ofj the office, were flying into the streets amidst j the shouts of the mob. i v. No i tfort was made to arrest the-cs pro-1 ceedings until Mr. Turner, our gallant and efficient City Marshal, arrived, who got in to the office nnd commenced tumbling the principal rioters into the street. Being aid ' cd by Messrs Colgan, Cocke, and ot hers. . ro " ,u "a* soon cleared, and quiet in a j great decree restored. %ir„ i _ . „ , , . . vv o have not ascertained whether tho pa. p?|-g destroyed were of value, but presume u not, as such were doubtless removed with the funds. The cmirc loos cannot be •» great. j From the Tkxian Santa Feb Pris oners. —The editor of the Picayune has received a letter from G. W. Kendall, Esq., one of the editors of that paper, ac compayning the recent captured Texian Santa Fee expedition. He writes from Chi huahua. He says he was taken prisoner with four others on the 15th of September, near San Miguel* New Mexico; 50 miles from Santa Fee, nnd was confin'd there five weeks, then taken to Chiauahut with near two hundred other prisoners o* the same expedition. They were all to start for Mexico on the ensuing day, (Nov. 29) where they expected to arrive early Febrmry. Mr. Kendall then expected to are ci <ii * «• »d'l X £ ' . of near 2,000 «<«» ». given him n,< r* " c had »earl. . . ,cft Orkan,. H* had Z wnr(1 kom the U. S. since May !*** ^ n, t ^ eRU treated well. a' 0( i . M " L ' ( * ove mor of the State of Is •'»gentlemanly, good-hearted * '7 s ^ l ' ne mu ch to alleviate tb* 01 ^' t * ie prisoners." Tho X. (j d*?* 4 **®®* 1 gives the following le 'ff nce: American Eagl tt " <l "h«oM Mexico—The shipCU : r, ' c " yesterday Iront Vera Cruz * ! '»«to** to about the —Oth uit. | t ,. j l || at -, ^® nla ^' Ce prisoners had »*;* • *" e Mexican capitol, nnd that treated as those barbarians treatdt',^ tumtoswho are subject to U*,, ** f''I'** * rtco reports, as a repot; "hen he sailed, that there wasfi.i.!^ ^' e inferior, but between whoni.oronj uccnun *> **® " ! d not unii-r^tinri, '.7 sU PP° st ' a thc^ commencement 0 f J'" n H fï a > M * 1 ? ' a,l!a Anna's governa— I * he L umprnchy passengers wlm ^ ; u, | by Ctmmtodore Moore,»od j r » - eased, had not arrived " 11 Charles sailed—nor 'hing seen or heard ot the Texan r011 ' et *B ■We». , ■ ■ ; K: Ik I p#sa. a rnJ **• I era • J The United States moving wm land, and Ireland > uw xuv ON THE l N1TED STATE*.—-TheCL a '° and Irelaud, it i> well itnut« | ITt j ionized many societies, and Hem lu^ wa i °* money to O'Connell, and «b r » m l* 1 j "I ihn legislative union M*(» n irdat^H «I*;* Ur«at i>ii* 'In.—\V.> Lu.. ihing Leloru to this effect, shat if th; leri'uce was right and proper on wnsas right and proper fur Great Btr to look into our adhirs a little. This looking into our n fairs htm* i!v coin*. 1 . riti u SIC* «ur nr An add res* signed by st I tii isand ii a in* -, a moi g ui eh t tVonnell and Miitthew, ;| iC s-. . i f tcinpri'.ini'e, has luvi) lurwardcd 1 r -I m.i !■> ! his country; calling Irislim in to make common onus' milt Abolitionist*. On Wednesday mxt it I be exhibited and read in Boston, bef ] annual meeting ol th* Marne u«uiAm j lition Society. th« colored Ambassador who brought t«* road it.—[ .Y, 1'. Krprtt i. I ?rt J That is Uuîiic _Mr Wilder the Tr ,, ror H f Massachusetts, lias held the ( ,* ir p Jve years, and now retiresbv t>. tatinn of ins i»ccupaoey to that pt: I -,«0,00(1 have been received aid U , burse l while ho has held that »Utk». J j ytfl the conimonwealth his not lo-talJ j i, l:! !_$gj i t , amnterfeit monev wcreiJ . ceived, but he m ule up this deiiomry J of his private funds. I belongs to thu Society ol Friends Saturday Cjiriir. The Rev. Mr. l!»m * [■ J I _ ! A Maonificext Project. j people are laying plans for a on: j pruvemen?*, by which the wl»<r t ' 3 between that citv and the 5li**i«*.|p e * j be travelled in less than four day?. ,l ^ in ha pt scut year, a continuous j reel steam communication w» ! ' con,, root Mainei*> W - 1 ■ ■ ping *hort «if the great Father®* onlv about a hundred and thirty ' It is said that Mr. b, i j ii. They talk in Mexico of i#v*d eg » j simultaneously by land an«l ** ! j force to It«' comprised of 12,WW cv^ ,! commande ! by Gen. Valenci —T**" 1 from personal experience ofj Ijraiu may be restored to iw>f- "^ j ny, l value by scalding 1110 i *ud letting it become cool. iif«k I paper. r liMW* Muci.i»' The editor <>i the Maine tut O'* 14 ? 01< Woman's law, anu Bonus.— We were led intoert® when wu stated that the tb* "Forthcoming bond •'* it _ k > pcak-d. Wo are i il : firmed ' *' still under discussion a lew a fair prosjact ot being We are iu lavor of the measures. Perhaps a law should be ia tect confiding woman iront .. of being beggard by a but the present law o**et»4a . . (4 i;i»l» fraud; by its ojieratiun, nu° . v ulunls have made over ajur Tins source ol »» A..» .1» "'"•'SJo law," »e oie opposed to t kept out of his money. Cl * ..f gg rai* dint of legislation, atid " c all these relief measure•* I to the injury of plaiutilf a® Dem- of tkt ^ Laws ol* /■MIC Subscriber «ÜS- ** uC i5B J. of the Law fife away at #150 perc®P> \ uu will è)Vkt too late. in fore* :e tb« tv their wives, be cut otL r. Vf. "