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THE DAILY' UNION.
TO-Nlf; ASLING,' EDITOR.
m. A r. i VERY- LATE FROM UU OA.
17. Klng-Insidt to tip Amertcm J- W- mc-
,r Rlaclc Warrior, R. W. Shuffcldt, U.S: N
-'Commander, arrive! on Wednesday morning, at, tbreaJ;i.l)e'8eemin-a-million oirftlmanacsItMsdsted up
& dock, from Mobile and -Havana Lett Iie former port at
three i: m.. 6a Uic Utli, aud' Havana, at seven, a. m., on
.. th&fSth inst
OJHucont of Florida she encountered a-
galcof wind, which lasted twenty-four hours.
ng (he passengers by the sf earner "Black Warrior,
"fivm Mobileand Havana, werc.the lion. J. P. Benjamin,
patorieciJromi)uisiana;r.isoiax jiarcizcs nna .lady,
-who have relumed from a successful operatic tour in Mexi
1 'We have received filei of Havana pipew to the 17th, but !
!T" uoiuiugw inicnrtt. xa liouinni intciiy was
"odj and a considerable number of visiters from the States
were.spending the .winter in the city and suburbs. ' The
IJlack Warrior landed forty passengers ' from Mobile and
The Vice President elect, (Col. King,) nnd party arrived
at Havana, from Key West, on the 7th. The health of Mr.
;taKinghas not improved; we leirn front good authority that
be himself despairs of his recovery. On the ICth, accompa
nied by bis friends and nieces, Mr. King embarked on board4"
Jthe-Dnited States steamer Fulton, for Mantanzas, where
-.uuj iiujiusimi staying lur some uays. r j - . a
jkH; A circumstance, which created some little intercst'in Ha-'
"vans, occurred during Col. King's visit -there. It seems.
""'that'etiquette forbid the Capta'n General from payings his
respects ,iersonally to any stranger, no matter how distin-
'-gashed his rauk, , Mr. King, aware of,f this fact, addressed
note to Gen. Canedo, stating that he regretted thatsuch
tewas the case, more so as his own -precarious health p"ut it
im'flht of his power ta call upon him. Gen. Cancdo at once rc
jjjjjjHe'd; requesting that Mr. Kiug would designate a time
jjben he could call on bim. Mr. King returned for answer
that the effort to receive him would be attended with groat
- exertions; but fixed npon Friday, at 2 P. M. At the ap--4pointed
time, with grcatdiflieulty,(for he 'was' suffering to-
verely,) he was prepared to receive the Captain Gcne-'i
ral; but his Excellency did not present himself. On the
following morning, Co!. King, through our Consul, ad
dndressed a note to the Captain General, reminding him tliat
'he had failed to keep the appointment, or send an apology,
4 and stating, further, his regret that he would for the future
be unable to see him at all. Immediately on the receipt of
the last note, the Captain General called at Mr.King's ho
stel, accompanied by his suite; but Mr. King declined'seeiug-'
him, as did also the ladies of his party. We believe, how
ever, that on CoL IC's leaving for Matanzas, a mutual intcr
change of cards took place, and no unfriendly feeling existed
. j. on either part
Four hours out of Havana the Black Warrior passed three .
" Spanish vessel with their colors flying, one of which proved
to be a,inan-of-war brig. As the Black Warrior got abreast
of her she fired a lee gun, and before the colors ofthe '(
fcJB'eamcr could be hoisted the 'brig-fircd -a round shot which
L passed just over the fore Stay. Tins, seemed a very arbitrary
j ct, as Captain Shufleldt had not tune to hoiat his ensign
between the firing of the Ieeund tho loaded guns, nor was
he awaieof her bcing aTcan-tof war, -as she had no pennant
flying-- ,. . :
The American bark Martha Ann, Babcock, from Savan- (
,.mali for Havana, was fired into, oil' the island of Cuba, by the
English frigate Vesta, Capt Hamilton, ou suspicion, of being .
jr slaver, and uot showing her colors.
.The steamer Crescent City, from ew York, bad not ar
rived at Havana when the Black Warrior left. She was
jpdue at Havana on the 13th or 14th.
ui. The steamer El Dorado, Capt. Schcnck, was at Havana,
last from Aspinwall, with passengers, waiting the arrival
bhhe Crescent City.
On the 18th, five hours from Havana, the Black Warrior
ipa'ssed the steamer Empire City, thence fur New Orleans.
The British line-of-battle ship Cumberland, from Halifax,
arrived at Havana on the 17th inst.
..; The contract for the erection of a line of telegraph bn the
Island of Cuba was awarded tojiMr. Kennedy, of Philadel
phia, on the 10th inst, at 225 per. mile, which was $125 less
than any other bid.
The demand for sugar continued good the stock esti
mated at 30,000 boxes. A contract for 3.000 boxes for
shipments to Antwerp had, been made at 6, 6; and 9 rials per
arrobe. - J
coauESi-oyuExcis of tub new touk UEnALD.3 .
Ati Eivjlhh Hrigate Firing into an American. Hark Letter
'from Vie American Commander.
Havana,. Feb. 17, 1853.
I arrived at this port two days smce, from Savannah,
with a cargo of rice, at about 3 P. M.; when abreast of Ma
tanzas.saw alargefrigate standingto the northward with
all sail set ; at a little after four she took in her light sail's,
and tacked towards me ; at five, when down at supper,
Jlcard a musket fired; immediately went on deck, and-'Saw
the frigate close to us, standing directly on. . I put my helm
"down to bring the vessel to, and was hoisting my colors
when she flrtd again at me ; both guns were shotted, and
jthe.balls passed through my gaft topsail ; she run close 'ou
iboard, so that 1 could havejumped on board of her ;- every
man was at the guns, which were pointed at me. I observed
.then that she had Lnglisn colors set. iney nailed mo in a
gruff voice, "Why did you not set your colors J" 'an
swered him "I was down at supper, and did not know he
Lad his set" This was all that passed between us. He
Hhen stood off to the southward. I suppose if I liad- not
hoisted mv colors as I did, he would have blown me out of
'"water. I did not see his colors when 1 went down to sup
per, as he was standing head on. I wish to know if we Amer
icans are obliged to keep our colors flying, and if an Eng.
liib man-of-war has a right to fire into us.
Your obedient servant, II cvnv Babcock.
t ; Master Bark Martha Aunx
fBY TELEGRAPH. . z.
Cincinnati, Ifarch 2. Elpur yesterday $3 80a
$3 ,90;iBrovisions inactive; the number- of-Hogs
packed in tho wesC show an excess of 481,000;
Whisky 20k The river has fallen teniuchci.
-New York, March 2. The steamer Humboldt
arrived Tuesday, with Liverpool dates to thelGili
"'Cotton Sales 10,000 bales.
She brings one nundrcd thousand dollars in gold.
M. Pulski, Kossuth's private, Secretary, was
among the passengers.
" The Corn market is firm at previous rates. Pro
visions less active. -Wright &'Gandy q'uotcade
clineof in Cotton. In Manchester trade is dull.'
Consols 99f a99f.
Tlie Europa reached Liverpool on the 13th ult
Xord John Russell in reply to the fears expressed
by Earl Edgecomb, that France was preparing for a
descent on England, declared that the relations ex
isting between the two governments were of the
most friendly character, and that he had notthougbt
inecessary to remonstrate with Prauce on the sub
ject of her naval preparations. .
The weather in England has been cold, severe
frosts and snow.
t-'The outbreak at Milan has turned out to be a tri
vial affair, the ringleaders were hung.
-Austria has placed a military cordon on the fron
tiers ot Switzerland. " " -
njParis the Legislative Chambers were opened)
iiyicrson by iNapolcon on the 14th. In his speech,
he. declared that he would reduce the army in order
tojkeep jt-good understanding Avith foreign powers,
and that he would maintain peace. .-!-.
!A:;Spanish frigate left Havre for Spain with two
an dta: half million dollars, loaned to Spain, by French
..The steamer "Victoria" lost off the Irish-coast,
50 lives' lost
-Washington, March 2. The Senate, yesterday,
debated the Civil and Diplomatic Bill, various
amendments were adopted one to increase the sal-.
aryflof the Post Master, and to increase the sal
ary of the Vice President to-cight thousand dollars.
New York, March 2. The Georgia has arrived
from California. No news. She brings two and a
quarter-millions in gold. A- - - -
Twelve hundred bales of cotton were soldyester
dayrPrices unchanged. : - '
" . ' 1 ft
t meeting of the Directors of East Tennessee'
Y?I& Railroad Company, on last Tuesday'
0$ i'1?xr was re-elected President..
o. jackson, jsq., Secretary and Treasurer.
We; congratulate the Stockholders upon havinj?
again secured the services of two such able and ef
ficient officers these gentlemen have proved
themselves to be. Aiken P. "
. eyTIhe Nashviile Gray re out?esterday om.
dress parade, and presented.quiis a an'dsomep-,.
zm t - & Sai.
Fit ID AY XORXING, IMARCH 4, 183.
The caption of tins article is a simple one. It is
merely the name of a day in every year. It may
ooms oT eveVy merchant in the
is TJnfon. telling them whether their
large cities oT this
circumstances requirc-a (discount ',or a payment
Yet thisAih. of March i3,no ordinary day. It is "big
wiui me iaie not oi liomeoout' o a nation wno?c
destinies for good or evil are greater than ever were
those of Borne:
,-To-day thu govei-nment-of!-this reptiblicpasscs
from one class of rulers to another. These new
.rulers can chand its whole policy." They can not
only turn' out officers, and put In others, but they
can-preserve theipeace'of'the world or light'up the
conflagration of war. They !,can .fulfil the end of
government'orsblasfand thwart It - "They can ad
vance the interests of society or retard .them. They-
are commanders of a vessel which contains an ar
gosy infinitely mb"reYaluabIejhan,w'a3 ever borne
from "Ind," or than ever excited the fearspf 'mcr
'fcharit Princes." ' "This Vesseifreigh ted directly with
the political, social, and religious destiniesof over
-twenty millions of human beings, and indirectly
with the destinies of mankind, these "new- rulers can
guide in safety over the waves, of crime, and
mismanagement make a shipwreck of. Importanta3
this day thus isr-suggestive as it is of such solemn
thoughts, it'nevertheless will pass off almost un
carcd for. There will, to be sure,' be a pageant in
Washington. Thousands will fill the square, some
attracted by the pageantj.ancl others seeking'officc?.
Gen. Pierce and ifr.'ITiLLJfonE will ride togetker in
irthagnificent open barouche down .Pennsylvania
Avenue. Cheers and liuzzahs wiU 'rcncl every
street. But elsewhere people will attend- to their
every day business. Here in Nashville the busi
ness of life will go on as it did this day last-week.
The stranger could not tell the difference. This
calmpess under sucli.political.cbanges is the best il
lustration that could.be given, not only of the capa
city of the people to govern themselves, but also of
our system of government
The inaugural of the new President- will soon be
here. There is consequently' no use in speculating
about his policy. He will torday proclaim it him
self. For one, we have not a doubt "VVe feel eve
ry confidence that his course will be wise, saga-
ciou?and statesmanlike jhat ho will steer the fehip
of Stale safely through the rocks, and shoals, and Ji
dangerous eddies which beset her voyagethat he
"Is'ln one word fitted for the high position to which
-he.has been so triumphantly elevated.
-B5F"Wcsee it stated that-a son of 'Robert Buens,
now an' ofiicer'in the English army, is gazetted for
a patent of nobility. His title is to be Barqri El-
"lislami, the name it will be. recollected .of Burns1
farm. During life, partly rfrom his own irregular
habits", arid partly from the fact that his political
'opinions were rather more liberal than suited mon
'archy, Burns was neglected by the government
How true is it of men of
genius, as Moore said of
f- Sheridan '
" 'That bailiffs shall seize his last blanket to-day,
"Whose pall shall be borne up by princes to-morrow."
A Revolutionary "Veteran. A Revolutionary
soldier, aged 101 years, arrived in Cincinnati last
Tfiday,' from a visit to his friends out west, and was"
, on his return to hi3 home in Richmond, Va. He is
said to be remarkably active, and has never been
,sick but once in his life. The Cincinnati Times says
'thiit during the revolution he fought in all the prin
cipal battles in North and South Carolina. He lost
an eye at the Battle of the Cowpens, under Gen.
.Morgan, and received two wounds at the battle of
Brandywine, under Washington and Lafayette.
.He was at the battles of Trenton andPrinceton,
'where the brave Col. Mercer was shot He saw
Gen. Warren fall at Bunker Hill, while cheering
On his troops to victory; and to sum-up v he fought
,in sixteen-battles in New York and Vermont under
Generals Gates and Arnold.
.-03gWe find in the Chattanooga Advertiser the
following sensible and patriotic article. The good
of the party, irrespective of the promotion 'of tliis or
that personal favorite, should be the controlling mo
tive with every democrat in the State. And 'we
are happv to believe that such is the feeling, and re
gard it as one of the surest augaries of success :
We observe in recent issues, of both the Nashville
Union and American som-ci well timed remarks, ani
madverting, though not in severe terms, upon the
local prejudices that have been perhaps too decided
ly expressed by the democratic presses of East and
West Tennessee, in reference, to the nominee for
Governor. We like the temperate tone which the
Nashville organs have thus far exhibited in this
matter. The privilege of a free utterance of opinion
and an open discussion of the claims of candidates,
mustbe awarded to the press of the Stite, though
the positive commital of any member to support the.
claims of a particular individual, irrespective of the
wishes of others, is, to say the least, premature and
unwise, and. should be deprecated as tending to di
vide and sectionalize the party. If Middle Tennes
see will not seek to overpower by numbers in con
vention, but allow the constituency of the whole
State an equal voice, we have no. fears of a harmo
nious session and a wise nomination.
Washington, Feb. 23, tTo3.
Remarks of Gen.JPUrce on announcing his acceptance of the
office of President.
Mr. Jones, (dem.) of Tenn., from the joint com
mittee appointed to wait upon Franklin Pierce
and inform him of his election, reported they have
performed the duty assigned to them', and tho Presi
dent elect signified his acceptance of the office to
which he has been elected by the people, and said
"You will please communicate to the respective
Houses of Congress my acceptance of the trust con
fided to me: and, at the same time, express to them
my grateful acknowledgements, and assure them of
the deep sense of obligation with which I regard
this manifestation of confidence on the part of my
countrymen, and it will be my earnest desire to
prove that their confidence has not been misplaced."
The report was ordered to be entered on the journal.
Harper's Monthly Magazine. We are.indebted
to W. T. Berry & Co. for the March number of this
Magazine. It is, as usual, full of the best arid most
New York:, Feb. 25. The first sutf-inarinc tele
graph that has been put in operation on this conti
nent brings us the message of the Governor of
Prince Edward's island, read to the Legislature on
the 11th inst. It was sent under the arm of. the sea
which separates that island from Nova Scotia to
Sackville and thence to Halifax.
The Evening Post publishes prominently the fol
lowing despatch dated Washington, to-day: .
Caleb Cushiner arrived in town this morning-.
' Jefferson Davis is expected to-night It is now ascer
,'tained definitely that the cabinct'will be composed
. Secretary oPStatc, William L. Maroy.
" Treasury, Jame3 Guthrie.
" War, Jefferson DATia?'.' '.'.
, .4.'. i - ' - '"-I- - '
Interior, Gov. McClelland. -Navy.
James C. Dobbin. ' 1 -
P.-MGeneral, James 'OAmpbelv 'jS'
jQtorney, General," Calx?, Cussing. j-sates
THE TEXAS DEBT UNCLE SAM INflT.
The readeof newspapers frequently read of tne
Texas bilL ,The history!of that bill is thw: One o
the measurelof thlcompromi'se oflSoOllows to
relinquishment to.thq "Dnied Statescertain ,territq-4
sThe-bilhgtving -Texas-this-ten millions-alsoprovided-
that one-half of this amountshould be reserved by
the Unitea S&tes'and paik "directly by hereto the
creditors of Texas. t This arrangement at once,
broufrht to llrrht all Uie debls'o'f: Texas, and.instead
ouive millions tbese debts navej aireauy--"
upto over eight millions. As Uncle Sani i a tol
erably solvent gentleman, and most of bis children
not averse- to extorting from his " liberality the farther-increase
of this indebtedness to' fifteen or twenr
ty millions is not at all improbable. Gen. Houston
.opposes this bill and shows how these debhave
been thus magnified. It is done by hading the
' -T - - ... . . . i 3.Mhnan Tnr
t.Texas currency paper money to the bonded debt,
thus forcing Uncle Sam to pay speculators one hun
dred cents jn.the dollar for what they gave one,'
two, three, and five cents in the dollar for. IVe
give a few extracts from Gen. Houston's speech :
Mr. Houston Texas, when she rose from her
revolutionary struggle, did not owe much more than
, $2,000,000; and more concurred in the opinion that
'she "owed but a, million and a half than that her
debt exceeded two millions. This constituted the
amount of her entire liabilities at that time, and up
to the year 183.8. Prom, the period of the coin
mericement of her separate government, in the fall
of 183G, down to the winter of 1838, her entire tlebt.
did jiot exceed 2,500,000, embracing all ner liabil
ities,' and her entire currency in circulation was less
than half a million. It was from 1838 up to the
end of 1841. that the debt accumulated from two
and a half millions to the enormous sum of twelve-
millions of dollars. 'This was not, as gentlemen
secm to understand it in most instances, adebtcre
atedby the sale of bonds, pledging the faith of Tex
as for their redemption; for a little more than one
million of bonds aro all that are outstanding against
Texas. The other debts haye, resulted from her
But here let me ask, Who are these creditors
who now come forward with such plaintive appeals
to this body? Who are they who are imploring
the commiseration of Senators: "Help us, or; we
sink?" Are they men who were sufferers by the
Texan revolutionary struggle? or arc they men who
speculated upon the individuals who went through
the toils and dangers of, that revolution? These
promissory notes, depreciated in the hands of men
who had toiled and fought in the revolution, men
who had there given their services and theirener
gies to the cause of independence. In their hands
thenotps depreciated until they became valueless.
They were'then thrown upon the market, . they
were seized upon by speculators. At auction's in the
"streets of our cities and villages, they were submit
ted to public sale and cried off at from three cents to
five cents, "Going, going, gone." Then it was that
these speculators- came in and secured their claims
to the generosity and clemency of Texas,, and the
feeling and commiseration of this bodyl There
were no bonds sold in market for what they would
bring; but these were promissory notes sold for a
mere song under the auctioneer's hammer, and "in
quantities to suit purchasers," for they were piled
up as large as cotton bales. When they were cried
up till they reached about three cents on the dollar,
they would be knocked down to the bidder, and he
would be told to' go and select from the pile as many
as he wanted; he might take a bundle as large as a
cotton bale. Laughter.
It is clear that' the United States ought to pay
original holders he full face of this currency,- but
some regard it as by no means clear that she ought
to be equally liberal to speculators who bought.up
these shin-plasters at little or nothing.
8ot only this, but it is also stated by Gen. Hous
ton, that these debts in 184S were scaled, and that
this scaling was then generally acquiesced in by
her creditors. Upon this point Gen. H. says:
-But what is the real history of this matter?
When the scaling of the debt of Texas took place,
in 1818, there was an almost entire acquiescence
on the part of her creditors. Some three or four,
orsperhaps five, were somewhat refractory, and bav
ins? more sagacity than the others, they concluded
that-there -was some -important advantage which
theyjvould gain by coming here, and therefore
they had recoiirce tb the Government of the
United States. They might then have had in
view the idea of a-rcserved $5,000,000 fund out of
which they wpuld be enabled to get their demands
by appealing (to the sympathy of members; by try
ing to show that they were bankrupted by their
liberality in their anxiety to help Texas in the time
of her direst need. They thought that if they could
represent successfully to the Congress of the
United States that they had been munificent and
liberal toward Texas, it would entitle them to some
extraordinary interposition of the Government of
the United Suites. They came forward after the
compromise ivas proposed, but not until that time.
They received a new impulse -by the proposal of
the compromise. Most of them had acquiesced prior
to that time, and we now find that hundreds came
in who were not then interested in the debts of
Texas. Strangers have come in as participants in
the interest and are to be the recipients of its. bene
fits. As- explanatory of the motives which induced
this reserving of five millions of the ten millions
appropriated to Texas, Gen. Houston also says:
The amount of $5,000,000 that was reserved in
the Treasuryof the United States, was reserved at
the instance of creditors, who "were importuning
and surrounding Senators here when legislating on
this subject Somesagaciouslawyer had discovered
that the United States were liable when thev ac
quired Texas, and received from her means which
were intended for the liquidation of her debts. It
was not intended by that reservation to determine
what the debts of Texas were, but only the debts
of a certain character for which the Government of
the United States might possibly be held liable.
When were they to pay those debts? When as
certained by Texas, and certified to the Treasury
of the United States. That was the object of re
taining the SOOO'OO. as I understood it at the
time, and I voted upop the subject in all good faith
and confidence, satisfied, as I was, that the amount
upon which the impost duties of Texas were
pledged did not amount to $5,000,000, and that
there would be a large residum to Texas of that
The motives of speculators to get a bonus from
Uncle, Sam can easily be comprehended. We can,
also, easily conceive how Texas would like to re
duce three debts, as in that contingency tho residi
um of the five millions thus reserved by. Uncle,
Sam would be paid over into her, by rib means,
overflowing treasury. Uncle Sam is in a situation
by no means pleasant. Texas creditors on the one
hand clamoring for the five millions the old gentle
man has promised to pay, with the trifling addition
of nearly as much more, relieved by the prospect
of an indefinite increase after this implied assump
tion of liability by the p'ayment of these extra three
millions, with Texas on the otlier hand trying to
plead off as much of her debt as she can, so that she
may get another dish. We hope the old fellow
will do what is right, without regard to either spec
ulators or Texas, and upon a - ihorbugh investiga-;
tion of all the facts.
Discovery of Gold in Virginia. We learn from
the Lynchburg- (V a.) Express that a few days ago
a par ty-of hunters, engaged in digging after a - fox,
which bad burrowed in a cliff on Pine Creek, dis
covered a vein of quartz mingled with, a yellow
mineral. A specimen of the jnineral was "sent to
Mr. Scott, asilversmith, in Jacksonville, who, after,
assaying it, pronounced it gold. The vein 13 eight
feet wide, eleven inches thick, and of .unknown
length. A solid foot of the quartz -will yield,"upon"
j 11 mi . " '
5 an average, sixteen aoiiars. xne-iortunate owner
of the cliff is Mr. iueraBxr. . . J. r
STROM WASHINGTON CITY.
WASHrxor&x, Fefe23, 1S53. Aa occurrence
took place afcltheiTreasilry Department to-day. be
tweenfColoBel Creecy, 'a clexkun the Solicitors of
fice, and Mr. Thompson, a lawyer of this city. We
Kle"rhfrom-tMr::i,'Phompsonthafr ColrCreecr owecH'
5 him; that the debt "was, secured by a deed of trust
'oirCrelcy's property; and that Thompson notified
jx.mj.uai meBueu must ,pff cioaeaup, unless ar
ranged, before the 4 1st proximo, that last, evening
Creecy . wrote Thompson; an insulting letter. At
ten o'clock, Thompson called at Creecy's office,
-told him the letter was insulting, and he could not
pocket the insult, but would give him forty-eight J
hours to retract it- and" if, at the end .of that time,
he did not do so4 they two could not oreathe the
same atmosphere, Thompson sayinsr, "You must
Jkiirme, or I will kill you."' Whereupon Creecy
.saul'Shoot- me now;" and. at the same instant
igrasped a heavy rule and struck Thompson, who
drew a heavy pistol and inflicted several severe
blows upon Creecy's head; blood flowing freely.
Cries of "murder" from Creecy attracted some per
sons to the spot, and.the parties were separated.
Thompson was slightly injured. Both were ar
rested and bound to keep the peace.
Commissioner Hodges announced his decision,
at great, le g'.h, in the India Bubber Patent case,
at 12 o'clock to-day. His conclusions are, thai he
can do no less than dismiss the application for the
extension of the patent prayed for by Good3'ear and
Hayward, the applicant having, with a full knowl
edge of the value of the patent, sold it for the valua-
'. tion fixed by himself; and, therefore that there is no
good reason either Irom the ingenuity of the inven
tion, or its utility to the public, to warrant the ex
tention of the patent for seven years further.
The President has officially recognized Henry
George Kuper as Consul for Great Britain for the
State of Maryland.
Horribce Murder is Dallas Coinrry. Mr.
George Sharp, of Burnsville, Dallas county, was
murdered on the 14th inst, by a man named
Nole?. Noles had been guilty of the infamous
crime of incest with twooflm daughters, and a
warrant had been issued for his apprehension.
Sharp liad been deputized to serve the warrant,
and in the performance of his duty, he, on the 14th
inst, with a posse of men, proceeded to the house
ofNoles, about two miles west of Burnsville for
the purpose of arresting him. When they reached
Noles residence he was seen standing at the corner
of I113 house with a gun in his hand. Upon the
near approach of the party, he raised liis gun and
fired, the shot taking effect upon Sharp, killing him
almost instantly. The gun was loaded with buck
shot, one of which struck Sharp in the breast, two
in the region of the heart, and one in his forehead.
Noles then fled, and ajthough hotly pursued, made
good his escape. A reward of five hundred dollars
has been ofiered for his apprehension. Noles is
about six feet one inch high, dark complected, high
cheek bones and of thin visage. He had on when
he left a white wool hat and cotton, home-spun
clothes. Mobile Register.
The Outbreak at Mjla'n. The New York Cou
Thefcharacter of Mazzini, who is universally ad
mitted to be the master spirit of the European rev
olutionists, affords assurance that the movement
was neither ill-planned nor ill-timed; and nothing in
our accounts indicates that the attempt failed in
consequence 6T a premature discover'. If the in
surrection has not failed, it is impossible to say how
far it will extend or when it will end; if it has failed,
it is just as impossible to say how soon it will be
renewed. Except in Piedmont, where something
like real constitutional liberty prevails, a rebellious
spirit pervades the Italian 'peninsula from one ex
tremity to the other. No better proof of this is
,ueeded than the immense. Austrian and Erench force
which is required to maintain the existing order of
things. The great idea which possesses, the Italian
.heart is not republicanism, or ferny particular form
of government, but it is the independence of Italy
from foreign rule; and until this is secured, there
will be no end to plots of popular revolution.
This popular discontent is by no means confined
to Italy. Unless all the sources of inforraationtrom
Hungary are deceptive, disaffection exists in all
portions of the country. The recent juridicial ordi
nances have alienated even the conservatives, and
the recent wholesale arrests denote the existence of
an extensive conspiracy.- The inhabitants of the
South Slavonic provinces are said to be as discon
tented as their Magyar neighbors.
France also is daily growing more discontented.
The apathy with which the late splendid nuptial
fete of the Emperor was regarded is ia significant
contrast with the show of enthusiasm which at
tended the former imperial pageants.
Havana, Feb. 1G, 1853.
Another Slater Condemned Departure ofJIr. lung for
Matanzaz Mission to Santa Anna.
Mr. King left this morning, in the Fulton, for
Matanzaz. Everybody says he served the Captain
General right, and that the latter "is un gran bruto!''
It is said, on good authority, that seven political
prisoners now in the Moro, including Count Posas
Dulces and Mr. Gonzales, are voryjsoon to be exe
cuted. The excitement is very great
A deputation passed through here yesterday
(15th,) in the British steamer, which arrived same
day from Vera Cruz and sailed for St. Thomas, to
meet Santa Anna, who is supposed to be there,
waiting for them. The deputation will return with
Santa Anna to Mexico.
The slaver Carlota is condemned, in consequence
of the protest sent into the court by Captain Ham
ilton, of the Vesta, in which he declared that it
would be of no use to make any more captures so
long . as Canedo was in Cuba, as his protection and
connivance was as notorious as noonday; and seeing
the English papers down upon him so strong, lie
has got alarmed, and ordered the Spanish aroitrator
to condemn her, so as to give the aflair an appear
ance of fair dealing: Had not this been done,
Hamilton would have nailed his colors to the mast,
and towed the prize to Jamaica, in spite of all oppo
s'tion. We were-approaching" a nice crisis; but
Canedo backed out, as usual.
Nashville, March 4.
C'iton The market was inactive yesterday. Sales of a
few small lots at 6aS 40.
Touacco Salc3 of 19 hhds. at Johnson & Home's at 8 65
to 5 65, and 12 hhds. at A. Hamilton's at 4 to 5 20.
No change in Groceries.
New Yoek, March 3 Cotton, four hundred bales sold
yesterday active and steady. ;
PiTKBUito, March 3 River 9 feet 6 inches in tho channel
and rising weather cold and damp.
Cixcixnati, March 3, p m The river has fallen one foot.
"Weather fine Flour dulhbuyers holding off for lower rates;
Whisky has declined to 20 cents; shoulders, dry salted 5)cj
Clover Seed $5 60 per bushel. Provisions dull and declin
ing. PmsuuEG, March 3 p. m. River 9 feet 6 inches in the
channel and at a stand. Weather cool and cloudy.. . ,
New Youk, March 3. Flour 3,000 bbls. State at 5 00a506;
Ohio518a5 37. Corn 11,000 bushels white at. Gi; yellow
66. 3Iess pork 16al6- y.-..
Armveo Marcb2,Shylock,C!arksYiHe; 3, City ofnunts
ville, Memphis; Luella, Paducah'U. S. Mail, Pittsburg.
Departed March 2. Tempest, Paducah; Republic, Waits-'
boro j S, Luella, Paducah; 1L R. W. Hill, New Orleans.
JUST RECEIVED. . -
i A A BBLS Old Rectified Whisky;
JLUU 10 " Port Wine;
20 " Walker's Ale; ; ' '
80 boxes, hlf and qr boxes Star'Can'dles ' -J -29
" Mould Tallow Candles; ' "
20 nests Market Baskets; . . ,
20 half bbls Mackerel; ' ':
25 bbls Loaf, Powdered and Crushed Suearr'0
5 boxes DR Loaf Sugar; . , -
15 doz Zink Washboards; '
20 bbls Ohio Irish Potatoes; - '
20 " Fresh Clover Seed; v
.40 bags Fresh Buck Wheat Flour;
80 bb and hlf bbls Molasses; -.
15 " Cider Vinegar; -.):..
300 " Fine Green and Bl'k Teas, in metalic packs
200 " "inchests: '
330 " Kanawha Salt;
50 sacks Fine Salt:
. 10 bbls New York, Gin;
5 " Apple Brandy;
1 butt superior Irish Wbiskv: -liu
ALSO Many other, articles in the Grocery line, which
will be sold at the loVest notch for cash: and no mistake.
No. 22, opposite SewansHouie, College Skwt
PiF" It will bb seen froralsihe following corres
pondence that,on-Saturday ?iight Mr. Koberts will
read Hamlet, byivitation df some ofJfour leading
citizens: h- !
NashviiIe, Tenn., Feb. 2?, 1853.
M JTBrRoBEirrs 'Sir': Youi friends In Nashville are
desirous that you shoidd gratify them by again reading
Shakespeare's play of Hamlet, at I he Odd Fellows' Hall.
-- If you will name an early evaaing for- the purpose, we
promise to.use our exertions to secure you a.full and an ap-
. 1 r ii- r - -1 t
We are, sir, your friends, Ac
John A McEwen,
Ephraun H Foster,"
Samuel D Morgan,
James Walker, '
R GMcyairy, J;
Anthony W Vauleer,
T O Harris, '
Jo JTorvell, ,
Jno H Watson,
H K Walker,
G M Fogg,
E G Eastman,
!V S ELikin,
Jas B Craighead.
Nasuville, Feb. 23, 1353.
Gentleaien : 1 am in receipt of your favor of this morning,
matng a request, on the part of my friends of this city, that
I should repeat a reading of the play of Hamlet.
I feel highly honored by the suggestion, and respectfully
inform you that, on Saturday evening next, March 5th, at
1i o'clock, I sliall read Hamlet, ut the Odd Fellows' Hall.
Iam, gentlemen, vour obedEint scrvauf,
J. B. ROBERTS
To.Jonu M.Bas3, Esq., Hon. Epan.uM H. FosTEit, Jonx
Trijiiile, Esq., and others". ' '
E3rThe kitchen or Mr. Samuel D. Morcak
was discovered to be on fire yesterday morning.
The fire was soon extinguished without doing
much damage to the premises.
KTJNKEL'S NIGHTINGALE OPERA TE0UPE,
Whose success in their
Chaste and Elegant Portraitures
HAVE won them the admiration of all admirers of
HARMONY, WIT AND TERPS1CHOREAN DIS
PLAYS, will haTC the honor to appear in Nashville in a few
They will introduce tliat Gifted CHILD OF SONG
HXASTiSR JOHN ADAMS, .
Whose achievements in Vocalization are wonderful. His
voice is one of 'the most rare combinations of sweet sounds
ever emanating from a male throat
For further particulars see future announcements.
;3fAdnisaiou5o cent . , march-1."
SHAKSPEARE READINGS. :
AT ODD-FELLOWS' HALL, SATURDAY" EVENING
BY request, Mr. J. B. Roberts wilLon'SATCRBAT
Evening, the 5th inst., at halt' past 7 o'cloek, again
read the tragedy oTJJamlet.
Tickets 00 cents. March .4.
THE' ILLUSTRATED MAGAZINE OF ART;
PUTNAM'S MONTALY, for March,-- ' ' ' :
HARPERS MAGAZINE, "' "
Subscription received and single copies for sale by. .
march 4 i'.JLIACAN, Agents.
T?INE CIGARS. 20.01K) fine Regalia and LondrecT-
j gar?, exprcssiv lor tue itcian miue.jtist rcceivea per
steamer H. li. W. Hill.
It. & J. NIXON.
RANGES. 50 boxes Orange?, just received by
K. & J. NIXON.
XONDON PORTER arid INDIA AtE.-10
casks London Porter and India Ale, just received.,
. ,marcli4, It. & J. NIXON.
tTM&S. i00 Drums fineSinyrnu Figs, just received by
.-J? march R.& J.NIXON.
JOHN YORK & CO;, No 14, Union Streetj has
" for sale ' "
THE BUILDER'S GUIDE a practical treatise on
Grecian and Roman Architecture, together with speci--fi
metis of the Gothic style; also, practical treatises on
Geometry, Decimile Fractions, Mensuration, Trigo
nometry, and Carpentry and Joinery, embracing all
the necessary details, and pat ticularly adapted, to tho
. wants, of the less, experienced. By Charles Hills, practical-Architect.
Revised and improved with additions
of Villa and School House Architecture.
COTTAGES AND COTTAGELIFE Containing plans for
country houses, adapted to thu means and wants of tho
people of the United States w.tlh directions for building
TnE CARPENTER'S NEW GUIDE Being a complete
book of Series for Carpenters and Joiners.
PRACTICAL MASONRY Or a theoretical and operative
Treatise of building, with rule iu Geometry and Stone-
FOR MEMPHIS U.S. MAIL PACK
ET. CITY OF HJNTSVILLLwill
leave Nashville, for Memphis, on Friday, at eg
b ociock r. il. tor- ireignl or assage, apply at inu
o, .uau umce. marcna A.I4.UAVI0.
HARPERS' MAGAZINE FOR MARCH Just received
by mar2 F. HAGAN.
POTATOES. 50 barrels Prune White Neshannock
Potatoes, received per S. B. John Simpson, from Ohio
and for sale by mar2 MORRIS & STIiATTON.
NOTICE VALUABLE LAND FOR SALE.
A TRACT of Land, containing XltfJ acres, situated in
Williamson county, near the line between William
son and Davidson; being li) miles distant from Nashville, 'J
from Franklin, and 2 frum the Franklin and Nashville Turn
pike; situated bn a public road leading to the former place.
One milewest of the Owen and Winsiead Pike, one and a
half miles east of the Harper Pike, one and three quarter
miles cast of the Nashville and Columbia Railroad, adjoin
ingan excellent Church, convenient to Mills, convenient to
several excellent Physicians, and in half a mile of a good
The Dwelling on said place is a large brick, two and a
half stories high, with an ell attaclcd; a high and healthy
situation, with a bold-running- spring of excellent water ;
with Smoke-house, Kitchen. S'ib1' ind Cribs, with an
Orchard of excellent Frm T- ees, lind six acres of Cedar
Timber, five miles of ibeplae.
mar2 GLO . 11 k BOYD, Genl Agt's.
VALUABLE REAL ESTATE FOR SALE.
THOSE two Store Houses on Union street, one
occupied by Voizot, the other by Flowers, are
now offered for sale. Each front about iiU feet on
Union street the lots about 100 feet deep.
Terms, 6, 12, IS, and 24 mouths, for notes bearintr interest
from date, payable in Bank, with to good endorsers,
mrl LINDS.LEY & CROCKETT.
OTICE.-EWIN BROTHERS have moved their own
and the books of Ewin, Brown & Co., to the office of
Messrs. Lindsley & Crockett, next (loor to Fall & Cunning,
ham's, and earnestly request all thoso indebted by note or ac
count to come forward and pay. feb.26
HARDWARE AND CUTLERY.
FALTj & CUNNINGHAM,
No. 47, College Stkect, Nashville, Tew.
ARE now in receipt of their entiru stock of HARDWARE
and CUTLERY for the Spring Trade, and in calling
the attention of the merchants of Mtldle and East Tennes
see, Kentucky, and North Alabama, to their large and varied
assortment, they feel confident that it will .compare favora
bly with thatpt any House in any country, and when the
item of Transjiortation is considered, it will be found that
telf-interett should prompt all dealeni in this section of the
country to encourage a homemarket
They also inrito the attention of Blacksmiths, Carpenters,
nnd Farmers visiting Nashville to their assortment ot Tools,
Fanning Implements, 4c, a large stock of which they always
keep on haad.
leaQiers, Ginseng and Beesvcax, taken at the Iiighest mar
ket prices in exchange for goods, or in payment of debts.
Feb. 26, 1853.
wh. n. surra.
SMITH & JOIVES.
WM. E. JONES.
Agency for the Prosecution, of Claims of every description
against the United ! States.
Xb. 22, Cherry Street, Kashv'dle, Tennestte.
THE undersigned have been successfully engaged for sev
eral years, in the prosecution of blainu against the-United
States, for Pensions, Bounty Lana, Bach Jf ay, Half Pay
and Commutation, Transportation, and Ertra Pay, and in
fact, claims of every description, growing out of military
service in any of the Wars of the United States. In the
procuring the allowance ot claims. Thev have in their
possession much evidence of Revolutionary, and other ser
vice, which will be found of benefit tcj those having claims.
By a recent enactment of Congress, ill widows of Revolu
tionary Officers and soldiers, at any tome married, are enti-t
tied to a Pension for life, all widows iind minor orphans, of
those who died in the service, or of wounds, or disease con
tracted while in the service in the various Indian wars smce
1790jaurell as the war of 1812 and Ibe war with Mexico,
arentitltd to five years Half Pay and those who have al
ready receivedit, to HalfPay for fiveyears more. All com
munications prepaid, promptly' attended to. No charge
macfu unless we succeed in procurina'the allowance of the
claimi . ISMTTir .Tnvpa
If not previously sold, they will bs oflered at Public Sale,
at the Court House door, in Nashville, ou SATURDAY, the
2th day of April next, at 12 o'clock.
course ot many years experience in tne business, they have
procured much valuable information, cf material assistance
Washikctok. March 3. The House, yesterday,
passed the bill for administering the oath of office to
W. R. King. Also Uie army appropriation bill.
The light house and the civil and diplomatic bills.
In the Senate, the Indian appropriation bill was
reported, aftersome debate, the civil and diplomatic
bill was taken up and passed.
Bostox, March 3 The whigs have chosen dele
gates to the convention for forming new constitu
tion. WASmxcTOX, March 3. Senate yesterday p. ra.
passed Post Office appropriation bill. The Army
bill was received from the House with many Senate
amendments which was disagreed to. JThe Senate
insisted on their amendments. The Naval appro-
priation bill w:is debated, an amendment for $500,-
UUV IU o V.Iq'.i. luuiiu. j , -,
at San Francisco, was adopted.
In the House an amendment to the civil and d -plomatic
bill was made to establish an essay office
in New York.
The Postmaster General gave a mngnificicnt par
ty last night
Gen. Pierce left for Baltimere to meet his wife.
The carriage from citizens of Boston was presented
to Gen.vPierce yesterday.
W. T. BERRY & CO., have just rtccivcil
INSTITUTES OF AMERICAN LAW. By John Bou-
few. T. B. St Co. have also just received
barton s American Criminal Law.
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, new edition.
Daniel's Chancery Pleadings and Practice. , .
Williams on Executors, 2r.
Jarman on Wills, 2t.
Smith's Leading Case, new edition.
American Leading Casc, by Hare and Wallace.
Leading Cases in Equity, by Hare and Wallace
United States Equity Digest, 2r. , - marcb.2
LONDON ILLUSTRATED NEWS.
TV. T. BERRY & CO. have just received
SELECTIONS FROM THE LONDON ILLUSTRATED
NEWS, 4 Vols. 4to.
These volumes embrace History, Music, Poetry and
the Tine Arts.
TY. T. B. & Co. have also just received
HARPER'S MAGAZINE Tor March.
HARPER'S MAGAZINE, 5 vols, in elegant half calf.
THE WORKS OF HENRY FIELDING Complete in
" One Volume, with a Memoir of the Author, by Thomas Res
cue. New edition, illustrated by George Cmikiank.
"Of all the works of imagination to which English genius
has given origin, the writings of Henry Fielding aie. pcr
.haps, most decidedly and exclusively" his own." Walter
"The Prose Homer of Human Nature." Byrcn.
J list-received by W, T. PERRY k CO.
THE MISCELLANEOUS WORKS OF TOBIAS SMOL
LETT Compete in one volume. By Thomas Ruscoe.
New edition, with illustrations by Thomas Roscoe.
"We readily grant to Smollett an equal rank with his
great rival Fiefding. while we place both far above an v of
successors in the same line of lictitious composition. Per
haps no-books ever written excited such pe.tls of inextin
guishable laughter as those of Smollett. Walter Sett!.
Just rdceived by W. T. BERRY & CO.
THE COMPLETE WORKS OF SWIFT Containing
interesting and valuable Papers not hitherto published. In
2to1s. With a Memoir of the Author by Thomas Roscoe;
Portrait and Autograph.
t "No author in the British language has enjoyed the ex
tensive popolarity of the celebrated Dean of St. Patrick's.
The-vivid and original power ot bis genius has supported
him in the general opinion, to an extent only cqualleu by his
friend Pope and surpassing any oilier of those geniuses who
flourished in the Augustan Age of Queen Anne." Sir Wal
Just received by W. T. BERRY & CO.
Tiie Philadelphia Store
No. 18, PubUc Square, next door to Plummer & Co.
SOHN,IIILL3IAN & CO.,
RESPECTFULLY take this method of informing their
friends and the public generally, that they will on or
about the 1st of March next, open, at the above mentioned
stand, u large
TVhalesalcaudRetnll Dry Goods EstaLlisbment.
With an extensive and entire new style of
Of the latest importations, and selected with great caro
for this market, and which, through their connection with
wme of the leading Eastern Houses, they are able to sell at
the- very . lowest eastern market prices ; they, therefore, rt
spectlully ak a share of the public patronage.
feb26 SOllN, HILLMAN & CO.
Spring: Imports, 153
ANDREW J. DUNCAN,
HAS nowin stbre a full slock of BRITISH, FRENCH.
GERMAN, and AMERICAN
adapted to the presentand approaching season, and towhieh
he will continue to receive additions by every steamej
Black and colored Silks;
Fancy Dress doj
Embr'd and plain Swiss;
Muslins and Lawns;
Embroideries and Laces;
Liuen and Silk Hdfcfi;
Satin and Silk Vestings;
Black Dress Goods;
French Print td Lawaa;
bilk and batm Ribbons;
Cloths and Casaimeres,
Cottonades, Nankeens, Kremlins, Chambry Camlets
Fancy Prints, Black Prints, English and French 4-4 Chintz!
Itlp-.ir-lifvl nml Itnuvn Muslins Rli-ix-l.l .ml
- - , 1. "..v Munii Jim
ings, Cambrics, Silk and Linen Threads, Spool Cuttons Ac.
JX J O V
mr Stvlft T?nnnpl It!hhnn A t-;f,;..l . i
f , xiwnna ouu
Wreaths, Bonnet Trimmings, ic.
Hats, Caps, Boots, Shoe', and a general stock of Goods,
which he is prepared to offer at the lowest prices scon libe
ral (prnis nnd restx-ittfiiMv inviti tli nttonfinr. r,,.i
J x " J --- a. V UlCbVUUiLS
and the trade generally.
a.j. it. is ageiu lor several large lactone.,
and will soon be largely supplied with, their
goods. Nashville. Feb. 25. 1653.
STATUTE LAWS OF TENNESSEE.
ANEW supply of Nicholson fc Camthers Statute of
Tennessee, just received and for sale bv
feb2. u tw CHARLES W.SMITH, College st
CHANCERY SALE OF VALUABLE nv.r. ESTATF.
BY virtue of a decree of the Chancery Court at Nash villr,
at the November terra 1852, in the case of Sophia IJor
ton and others, cs. Woodfolk Ji Fall, executors of J. W.
Horton, dee'd; I shall on the 12th of February next, at the
Court House door in Nashville, proceed to sell a Tract cf
26 Acres cf Land, on the west side of the Franklin Turn
pike, about one mile from Nashville, a beautiful buildinsr
situation. Also about Two Acres of ground on the east side
of said Turnpike, adjoining the residence of Alex Fall. Also
about 25 Acres of Land, situated on the west sideof Rains
Avenue, which will be divided into six lots, containinefrom
imvc luuiy a. to w.iduui uicu rau ue seen in ino
possession of Alex Fall, and will be exhibited on the day of
sale. Said land will be sold on acreditofone and two years
without interest, except the sum of live hundred dollars in
cash, which will be divided in proportion to the purchases.
Notes with good security will be required, and a lieu retained
till the money is paid. J. B. WHITE, C. & 31.
.postponement. ine above sale has been postponed
till Fridav the 4th inst. march 1 ian latd.
C. EECH & CO.'S IMPROVED PATENT SAFE.
WE are the sole agent in this city of Messrs. Stearns &
Marvin, late partners of M.Rech and successors to
C -Jtech & Co., whose Safes are pronounced by actual test
the best made in the United States.
Wc keep constantly for sale a general assortment, adapted
for the use of Merchants, Insurance Cc's, Jewellers, Nota
ries, Brokers, Steamers, Ac.
We are also prepared to execute orders for those of any
size to be constructed and flitted up agreeable to the direc
tions of parties ordering.
All persons engaged in Business or having valuable
and Papers must admit the necessity cf such an article as
Jlechd: Co's Improved Patent Salamander Safe
feb22 W. H. GORDON & CO.
UGAK. 2S0 hhds Sugar, now landing from steam ej
America, and for sale by MORRIS k STRATTON.
NOTICE TO STOCKHOLDERS, An Election
will bo held at the Planters Bank of Tennessee, on
Monday, 7th day of March, to elect Eleven Directors to man
age the affairs of said Bank for the ensuing vear.
Feb. 1, 1S53 dlw O. EWING. Cashier.
SPRING AND SUMMER STOCK".
I HAVE this day received a supply of Gentlemen's Fur
nishing Goods for SPRING AND SUMMER Consist
ing of every article suitable for a Gentlefflan's War&obe.
Please call and examine, at No. II Cedar street,
fej24 . - l r T. J. HOUGH, AgeatH