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The Ripley transcript. (Ripley, Miss.) 1837-18??, December 07, 1837, Image 1

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?f ; Bccemfcer 7j 1007
rrha who are addre ri Uo id- was firmly nrtspirj; Jltea Emily Tur
in 't,irt in ffc,e slumbers srchrh ner around heu head tr.d neck. Ji
C. rt waiikend the following dream
L. caution :V'? il'tir- . ;
It was a fine Sabbath morning in
L .Oar yillaff Ml had rung once
Hid wHs expected soon to ring again
enl suiea wnn to ienr our par
ion Mr. AignwelLk He was a good
eyi, Terr jound t irt t tho faith, 1 and
look special pains to jnstrnct hi peo
plc in all ho jbinutiar of theological
Scbnicalitieis, , that they might know
what 0 beUero; and what tojreject.
jfc was sometimes, however, rather
fall and prosy. , This seemed emph
tticall the case.on the day to which
1 allude. Vi His text was, 'Your ad
wrearj the devil, as a roaring lion,
walketh about seeking whom ho may
iifour.' I listenod attentively until
i closed Iils exordium and given us
the heads of hi dlscx)Ufse I, began
feel drowsy ; thinking I would safe
h trust bur good parpen ami his scr-
son to those wne leit moro mtercsteu
II quietly settled back lii my, seal to
dffii nap. The monotonous tones
Woqr- parson, combined 'with.' tho
.kiaing in the windows, soon ? lulled
S to sleep. From a gentle slumber
. I soon passed into a horrible and ter
1 dream. I thought I. was .in a
opeahejd and jsaw toIdJirnie!
tfproaching, in tho shape of a lion
with enormous homes, and teeth, and
fiery tail that lashed his long, lank
sides. There was no' object near.
tohind which I could find a shelter.
I attempted to run but flight was im
fwsible ; and in agony ot terror I a-
vaited tho approach of my foe. For
tttnatetv I succeeded in roachinsr a
kib which lay at a little distance ;
and with such a weapon against such
a foe I endeavored Jo make to best
tand that I could. 4 : ; - , u
Tho monster had novv approached
within a few feet 'and then camo the
JJ iviuV'. With all my strength I
helabored'him over the head and
Mulders with my club ; but the re
peated blows : seemed to make no
nore impression upon my adversary
wanthe soft summer breeze upon a
mountain of granite. Against all my
stance ho still - pressed forward
jl his long horns almost touched me
Summoning all my strength I gave
an a terrible blow across his eyed,
rjch .wade the monster reel and
wok- back. 'I nowthouffht victorv
!jjUre, and was pressing forward to
up the . advantages V already
famed, when mv enemv suddenly
sumed the form of a large giant.
But as this unexnected manosvTe. I
as completely nonplussed. Not ex
iting such a sudden transformation,
vas totally Unprepared to meet the
Joos form.' - The cold blood see
Jed to stagnate around my heart:
?Mg of death came fover me'. : As
i ?8timy only hop I' sprang for
closed in with my adversary
J grasped him around tho body.
.ke , my slumberJudge what
"Jjst have been my astonishment
JJ awoke. The eyes of the
mJolec(irogation were turned on
,J the, minister was standing in the
' "tSK mute with astonishment, and t
was her shriek ihat awclte me from
mysthaterr i Ccarcely ? . knowing
...I ' T 1 vi X t i
wnere i was or wnat J. aiavi reiaxea
my hold, The violence of the grasp
brousht a copious hembrrhacre from
the young lady' hose and her white
drcsii was gonv spotted with' l166d.
i sunk down in my seat and wished
myself if dead. When the service
closed ;'I:got out . of the church as
soon as possible ana nave not en
tered it since. . It was severl days
before I could trust my feelings suffi
ciently , to apologize to Miss Emi-
iyi ana wnen i was usnerea into iier
presericei T felt faint aud sick at
U Years havepasseds away, but they
have not 1 effaced the remembrance
6f "that day. jAnd whenever the
sound of the church-going bell' rolls
along the valloys j-everberates j froni
the hills it recalls tojiny mind with all
tho freshness of living rreality, ' tho
recollection ' of my last dream 'at
church.- ' ' - , "
From Hie Baltimore Chronicle, t
A trial took place in New-York
few days ago which involved a . very
important question. It was a suit in
which JofinH. Delanney and others
were plan titts and Deforest Maurice
and others were defendants. - The
question involved was whether bills
of exchange on foreigh countries can
be sold atany price which tho owner
can get for them or whether the sale
and purchase must be regulated by the
state of exchange. In the present
case the plan tills sold the defendants
drafts on France to the amount of
$15,000 and took in payment the dc
fendants notes payable in 60 days.
Theso notes were not paid when
they came to maturity and the present
Faction was lristuutea to recover tne
amount. The defence set up is usu
ry: grounded on the fact that at the
time the defendants purchased 4he
drafts on Fraace, tho then rate ofcx
changewas 5 francs 20 centimes and
that the plantiffs allowed the defen-
dats only 5frahos5 centimes ; besides
which they charged the defendants b
per cent, on tncir notes.
f In order to meet the allegation of
usury, witnesses) were examined who
proved that there were two distinct
rates of exchange, differing very ma
terially, in amou nt, known to and ac
ted on by the commercial communi-
ty in the purchase ana sale OI wreign
bills, arid that a much, larger rate
was allowed when the' drafts were
purchased for cash, than when they
were paid for by promissory notes.
Judge Tallamadge to-day' decided
that the transaction was usurious or
in other words, i that in point of law it
was so clearly and beyond all doubt
usurious, that it was not a question
on which a jury had 1 any discretion-
ary ngnt m giving ineir reruict, dui
must, as a matter of course, find for
the defendants.. ; - ; 'v ;
This decision, says the Journal of
Commerce, will be carried, no doubt
before a higher tribunal, and ultimat
ely go to the Court of Errors ; but in
the mean time, until the matter is fi
nally disposed of, it behooves the
mercantile community to be extrem
ely ctutious as to what sort of bar
gaina they make in the purchase of
forenn bills. If the present decision
shalf be ultimately s-'stined by the
Court of ErrorsV its effect must put
an enoio an iramc in ioreign oins as
a martyr of trade or speculation,-and
reduce these transactions to n mere
borrowing and lending of money, on
which no more than . 7 per cent per
annum interest can ne cnargeo. wiin
out the risk of forfeiting the whole
money lent, on the ground ot usury."
the IifDiAif war--Gross Viliany!!!
ilieissouri Republican giving
the particulars of one of the i&3St de
testable' transactions on the part of
the secretary ot War; towards the
northern Indians Which he has em
ployed upon the Southern campaign.
The act of employing one tribe of
these poor, cheated, wretched beings
to extermmate anotner,was an act
that could not be viewed with any o
ther feeling than of shame by every
American ; but wnat snail we say to
iriMiiqwHig acveiopemenis. ine
Secretary, his order for their em
ployment; promised theni 45 dollars
' la month for six months, or 270 dol
lars for the whole time. ; Under this
agreement the Delaware sand Shaw-
nees. furnished about 200 men; who
were received and left their homes
for 'Oie seat of war. After they were
fairjy under way, and the Secretary
perceivea tne comments upon the
transaction by the public press, ano
ther order was sent. In this order
the Secretary alleged that a mistake
was made by the Clerk of the De-
partment, in relation to the pay,of
the Indians.iThat instead of two
hundred and I seventy dollars, the
sum stipulated to be paid for the six
months' service, he only intended to
allow them seventy dollars for that
period a small mistake 6n the part
of the clerks, of two hundred dollars
to each man! That in case the ser
vices of the Indians are procured
the officer receiving this order; was
instructed to notify them of the mis
take; and if they were riot willing to
accept of the new terms he ,was m
structed to disband them! The in
digriation aroused in the breast of ev
ery honorable man at such dishon
orable, disgraceful and contempti
ble 'double dealing, will not admit
. i ii ' 1 1 . .
oi expression, ii snouia maKe an
American blush arid hang his head.
and confusion would nxtsraly eca.
Here, then, is the pcist & which tb
true remedy, the real reform xssat
commence-such pcliticbrjcustho
removed from their derated po
tions. The time hss &rnvd
statesctzn should be pat in high ph-
ues ; mei wnose paionsmis as pro
and lofty at their genhw b ;plsdid
and commanding j ' wjiose knowledge
is as profound as their morality b t
leyated. Surely this great cation will
no longer submit its destinies to Le
vi Woodbury, James K. Polk, C, C.
Cambreleng, Datee. J. Pearce, Abi-
Ijah Manq, Amos Kendcll, Francis P
ISIair, and Reuben M. ' Whitney
These are the men who i have been
our lawmakers and financiers j thtss
are the nieo who have had the chbf
agency in regulating the burinra of
and currency of the country, f Lock
ing, back Upon the long line of dist
inguished nxriies-the Hamiltons,
meiGUatina,theDallseslthe Crtr
fordswhicti have, adorned I oUr?fi-1
nancial annals, is it not a mtttcr : ef
astonishment . to nevery reflecting
mind, that a nation so fruitful in stats
men of real genius and knowledge,
and so distinguished for its penetra-
non ana mte i gence, should have so
long submitted to such, wretched arid
incompetent guides as we have re
cently had? : Posterity will be ama
zed, there ne ver was a period in our
history marked, So far as finance is
concerned, by such trancendant im
becilUysSo. Adtocate.
The Currency and its regulators.
It is well to observe ' how almost
universal is the ; acknowledgment,
that the attempts to reform the cur
rency have siffnalv failed. Whate
ver difference of opinion there may
bo about the remedy for present e
vils, few ; men of common sense or
common honesty have the hardihood
to claim any ' credit tor the govern
ment on account of its past interfer
ence with fiscal matters. V By noting
these? things, the people may learn an
instructive lesson for the future. It
will teach them to place competant
individuals at the head of affairs. It
was to be expected, when partizan-
ship was made the chief test of poli
tical merit; that men ' of third and
fourth rate abilities would be placed
in conspicuous and responsible sta
tions; and' that misrule, quackery
The new project. The Sub-Trea
sury bill which received its quietus
for the special session will be taken
up at the regular session and it is
time for the people to look at it in all
its bearings. From the accounts we
first had of it and from the support
which Mr Calhoun gave it one would
suppose that the main object was to
divorce bank and government and
thus curtail the immense ; patronage
of the ederal Executive. After a
little scrutiny it turns out to be ; no
thing more nor less than mammoth
political engine which cannot in the
least benefit the monetary concerns
of the country or render the people a
ny service whatever but which must
tend to augment the : influence and
patronage of the federal government ,
alias the Executive.
Instead of divorcing the govern
ment from banking operatiohsit makes
the federal government with '. the
President and his subordinates at its
head the great banker of the country
whose issues will not benefit the peo
ple but the government. It makes
the people dependent upon a nomu
naZ gold and silver currency with a
practical irredeemable paper curren
cy wmie tne government can lat
ten and grow' rich - upon the hard
earnings of an empoverished people:
With a hundred thousand Sub-
Treasuries appointed and -enriched
by one man with five hundred thous'
and more curs fawning for favors
ready to do the bidding of the money
king what could . not our president
tyrant do to glut his insatiable ambi
tion? Under a government of such
monstrous ' and ' unheard-of powers
young Republic hope for or expect?
The spirit that actuated our illusi
ons foretathers has left the bosoms of

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