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Febrcary 19, 194".
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?
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
best of his knowledge and belief. The fib- '
ricator of the mischievous story, giving .
. , , j
Mrs. Lewis so much unnecessary alarm
and pain—-ought to be tarred and feather
ed, and let loose with his chances, before u
burning prairie.
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
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.
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
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." .
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
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
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
* «• »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
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The United States moving wm
land, and Ireland > uw xuv
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*
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
«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.
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 *
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,
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.
r liMW*
The editor <>i the Maine
tut O'* 14 ?
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
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
their wives,
be cut otL
Vf. "

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