The New York Chamber of Commerce and Southern debtors.
--At the last meeting of the New York Chamber of Commerce Mr. Conkling
offered the following resolutions:
That a memorial be presented to Congress, praying for the passage of a law exempting suitors in the national courts of the Southern States
from the operation of the statute of limitation for a period long enough to give legal creditors an opportunity to enforce their demands.
That a committee of five members be appointed by the President
to carry out the object of the foregoing resolution."
We think that Mr. Conkling
might have saved himself this trouble.
A Southern Judge
would be very apt to decide that "time does not run" as against creditors who are prevented by a state of war from enforcing their claims — as in England
time never runs against the king, and the "king never dies."