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THE DAILY UNION.
JOHN Ir. IIABLING, 3DIT0R.
riWM THE BHAXDOX BBMBUW'J
' The wind, before it woot tfinr;
- Is but tLo tuneless mis .. i
B.rt, asft dallies wi tfa fhooorAf,
Ie changed to mufSic there.
Fen so the root s neari. cotuku
- -JThe' common things thfltHe
Around him, toa glorious yojpe;
't2 A-toadiing melody. . . -. .t
. apet harp and poet, fvdHk,"
- ' -A kvc's intcqiretowr' V i
fa breathe ftlouil the intent thwifct
Ofirefylhirgthatstir. , '.'f' '
I pray Uicc cease tlie poiftf te kttt -
Unspaascd aw-'tis vfn
To waste u single theng?k'oii-e
I otfJrnot love again." 1
?3ljr heartbestowod its xiT&ngitit '
As lion veil glveth dewoi; '- '
Oh ! cease -or bid the ljHghteSS rfc ' ' '
r Become a bud again. -. ;
The harp is hushe 1, the poet gone, .
Then who can waka-tbe strain ; -
The broken chords woo not the wind
I cannot love again.
J; 'We publish tbcfollouringmemorial at the request
of the agent, Mr. Lka.
" To the Cknbij.il Assoiiii.Y or Texxesbk : The memo
rial of Ihe undersigned, agent for and in behalf of the Board
of Commissioners of the Tennessee Central Railroad Compa
ny, respectfully shewctb. that, under the very liberal charter,
which was granted by the Legislature of the Sate, on the
23lh day of January, 1848, the said Board of Cwnniisiouers
have proceeded, in good faith, to open books for subscrip
tions to the stock of said company; that they have S4iccecded
in obtaining subscriptions to u large amount, in securing the
right of way and donations of lands of iinmen.se value.
Among the latter is a very valuable tract of 1500 acres of
land at Fulton, the proposed terminus of the Central Rail
road, on the Mississippi river, including one and a fourth
mile of the 1st Obickasaw Bluff, fronting on the ricr, and
embracing a beautiful site for a city. This point preonts
many advantages, and is, in truth, the only suitable termi
nus, within the limits of the .State, above Memphis. It is a
permanent bluff, fronting four or five miles on the river; has
an excellent landing, easily accessible at all sUiget, of water;
has immense beds of gravel in the hills above and the bars
below, for impro; ing streets, wharves and landings. It al
so has abundance of waterfromcrennial streams back in
the hills, which can easily be appropriated to tilling a ba
sin, docks and locks, already almost excavated and prepared
by tlie hand of nature, which makes it the best site for boat
and ship buildingon the Jlississijpi river, or in the west
ern country. A railroad from NushviiJe terminating here,
would be in the direct line to Little Bock in Arkansas, and
all of the vast regions south-wet, row ijo rapidly tilling up
with an enterprising population; who will speedily be con
structing railroads to meet it. This jwiiit is also below the
dangerous and dillicult navigation of Plumb Point Bend
and Flour Island, and below where the river is liable to be
obstructed by ice; above which point the navigation is often
entirely stopped, for weeks at a time, from this cause.
This donation is a magnificent bonus to the stockholders,
and ifjudiciously managed and Tlisjvosed of, will reimburse
to the company a large portion of the amount thai may be
expended in the construction of the road. It bus been csti
niated by persons of sound judgment, not to yield loss than
one million of dollars.
.Your memorialist respectfully begs leave to represent
further, to your honorable body, hi the mime of tltosc for
whom he acts, that undor these ciioumetanccs and the
brightening prospects of the speedy and successful prosecu
tion of thoSr work, neither sound policy nor strict justice cm
sanction the chartering of other comjianics, to make railroads
from Naalivillc to the Mississippi rivei; running in part over
the same ground, intended to be occupied by the Central
Railroad Company; but diverging to the borders of the
Statcand terminating at the extreme angles, or, perhaps, in
other States, thus building up cities within, and subserving
the interests of the people of other States, instead of our
But should it be found for the common interest and gene
ral welfare, that a common stem should be constructed, to
run as nearly central as possible, from Nashville to the Ten
nessee river, the Central Railroad Company will waive and
forogo any claims they may have, by the priority of their
charter, to the right to construct a road through this por
tion of the State, and be content to build their road from the
Mississippi, to meet the common tmnk at the Tennessee
river. From the crossing of this stream the several routes
for railroads to the Mississippi, contemplated in "West Ten
nessee, can easily and conveniently diverge to the different
But the obvious want and true policy of the State at large,
audof Middle Tennessee and Nashville jtnA of much ;the
larger portion of "West Tennessee especially, is the exfen
bion of a central line of railway, in the direction of thegreat
south-western route of emigration and traveling, towards
Litllc Bock, in Arkansas, the Bed River country and lhe
whole of Texas beyond. Other States arc pointing their
railroads through our State in this direction; and in iuakin
the extension of this great line of travel and of transporta
tion from the Atlantic seaports to the gi cat thoroughfare, the
Mississippi river, several considerations should have a con
Firstly, directness of cpursc; for, shetrld Other lines be es
tablished, the law which roquires railroads to be ootistuot-
cd on theshortost practicable routes, will ultimately prevail
in this, as in other cases, and the derious lines will be su
perceded by the more direct. Secondly, ease of construe
tion. Thirdly, that it should tap the Mississippi below where
the navigation is liable lo be obstructed by ice. Fourthly,
that it should have a terminus on the Mississippi, suitable for
building a city. Fifthly, that it should be central; and last
ly, that it should pass through a legion abounding in pro
ducts of the soil, ofmines and of foretrts, for transportation,
aad where there is a population with means and ability to
am largely m the construction of the road. All of these in
dications are more fully and completely answered and ful
filled by the pioposed route of the Central Railroad, termi
nating at luiltou, than by any other.
The diking of the Mississippi river banks in Arkansas.
which is now progressing with great en orgy, undor the re
centactof Congress, giving the inundated lands for that
purpose, and which will be completed in three years, will
afford great facility for the extension of this line, beyond
the Mississippi, m the direction to little Rock. An excel
lent route has already been explored, crossing the St. Fian-
cis river at Ihe mouth of Bayon Fortune, below the sunk
lands or Great Luke, and the Bay, as it is tormedl a few
miles above its junction with the St. Francis. This route
presents no difficulties, until the high lands be reached, and
tlience to the capitol of Aikansai, Uiey arc but slight. An
energetic movement is now being made . in that State, for
the construction of a railroad to meet the line through Ten
fchould the policy of constructing a gi-eat central trunk rail-
wax,, from Xashvillc to the Tennessee river be adopted, the
hand of-naturc appears clearly to have indicated the proper
location of it, in tlie construction of Trace Creek valley. No
other line can conipeic with it, and thoro is no difficulty in
finding a suitable place for a dqot and fcf the construction
of a bridge, with abundance of suitable materials, close at
hand, either immediately above the mouth of the creek, or
at Ross' Fern-, a few miles higher up the river. If the Cen
tral Trunk Railroad be chartered by the Legislature, provis
ion and a suitable allowance should be made for the cou-Bti-uction
of a bridge at the Tennessee river. - -
Your memorialist respectfully suggests to your honorable
body, that he claims, in behalf of (hose he represents, the
same aid from the State, in procuring the iron and equip
ments for the Tennessee Central Railroad, that may 'be ac
corded to other similar enterprises. And your memorialist,
as in duty bound, Ac., Ac w
Tennessee Central Railroad Company.
Nashville, Dec. loth, 1831.
The Btraiso.vjiEN-T of a Hiiodk Irlakdeu atSy
gda la Grande, etc. Mr. James, (dem ) of R T
presented resolutions of the -Legislature of Rhode
Island, relative to the imprisonment at Sagua la
Grande, in Cuba, of James IL West, a citizen of
thatState, and tlie seizure of his property.
Mr. Mason, (dem.) of Va., ollered a resolution
calling for information respecting the same.-!
ffleran executive session the Senate adjourned.
rjgrwe ard indebted to Weller, Clerk of the !
Alponia for St Louis papers.
WEDNESDAY MORNING MARCH 1G..
WHIG CHARGES AGAINST PRESIDENT PIERCE
" " " Trrvm tiprttt atiov rv apts
During the first day which Gen. Pierce held the
office of President, he refuted the two leading
charges made against him by his federal opponents.
Those.ehasges were : 1st Sectionalism and hostility
rtbSoiTtlienf rights, as exhibTtedin tlie fabrication of,
theXew Boston speech. 2dly. Religious intoler
ance and a connivance at the maintenance of the
religious test, which, in New LTampsliire, excluded
Cat holies from all offices of trust, profit or honor.
Tho-Inatignral is- admitted by his bitterest-.oppo
nent to be'pcrfectly sound oil the compromise. In
fkoL-the rhrhts of the south are placed in it upon
higher ground and in more direct tthd unequivocal
language than they were ever placed before by any
of our. Presidents in their official messages. In the
most full and comprehensive manner President
PiEncn-. asserts the rights of tlie south upon their
tfighest ground places slavery upon the" same foot
ing-with every other species of property pledges
himself to crush all agitation and, as if, to give a
stilltronger guarantee of his nationality, constitutes
a cabinet "which proscribes free soil agitation entire
ly, and .leaves the abolition element prostrate and
unrepresented in his administration. Such conduct
is a refutation of calumnj' of which those who stood
by him in tlie hours of detraction ' may well feel a
just and glowing pride. Ye are not at all surprised
after reading the inaugural and looking - at the con
stitution of the. cabinet, to see it stated, as pub
lished by us on yesterday, that the free soilers are
leaving "Washington in shoals. They see that Pres
ident Pierce has no idea of embarrassing himself
by any kind of connection with fanatics and trai
tors. Upon the subject of religious intolerance and the
proscription of men from holding office, because their
religious opinions happen to incline them to Catho
licism, the course of President Pierce has been
equally marked and decisive. He has appointed, as
one of his cabinet Mr. Campiiell, who is well
known as a Catholic, and whose defeat for tlie su
preme bench in Pennsylvania some 3'ear since, was
attributed to the fact of his connection with that
church. We are most profoundly indifferent to the
religious opinions of Mr. Campdell, and regard them
as having about a3 much to do with his qualifica
tions to be Post Master General as the color of his
4i . r i.: r ,i.i i
pleased at this appointment) because it exhibits the
falsehood of one of the whi" charges against the
present Executive last summer, and places in a
prominent light the enlarged intellect and compre
hensive views of Gen. Pierce. Thus fall the two
whig roorbacks which constituted the main staple
of whig opposition to Gen. Pierce during the late
"TICKLE ME AND I WILL TICKLE YOU."
The most amusing illustration of this homely
maxim, is seen in a late correspondence between
the members of Mr. Fillmore's cabinet and Mr.
Fillmore himself. The cabinet write a letter to.Mr.
Fillmore on the third -of March, stating that they
"cannot forbear the expression of the admiration
with which they have witnessed his untiring devo
tion to the public service," "his enlightened and
comprehensive regard for the interests of the whole
Union," and other laudatory expressions. Mr. Fill-
more replies by expressing his thanks, and equally .
complimentary, assures the cabinet that "the success
of my administration is due to the harmony, wis
dom, fidelity and ability of my counsellors." "We
presume that this mutual commendation will be
circulated over the country as conclusive evidence
thatMr. Fillmore's administration has merited the
confidence of the people. "We are not disposed to
write harshly of this innocent artlessness of Mr.
Fillmore and his cabinet There are many excuses
for people puffing each other, whom nobody else
will puff. Ii may be a pleasure to the late cabinet
and also to the late President, to know that if they
have forfeited the confidence of the; people, they
have succeeded in retaining the confidence of their
colleagues. To deprive them of this meagre conso
lation would be an unnecessary cruelty.
GEN. POLK HARDEMAN DEMOCRACY.
We find in the proceedings of a democratic meet
mgm Hardeman, the following resolution; It iSa
deserved tribute to one Of the most reliable and able
democrats of the State :
Resolved, That, whereas it is crcnerallv understood
thatourown distinguished fellow-citizen, Gen. Ed
win Polk, whom wo could cheerfully recommend
to the position, having declined the honor-of having
his name presented to the State Convention for
Governor, we would respectfully recommend him
to the democracy of this Senatorial district as a
suitable person to represent them in the 'Senatorial
branch ot the next General Assembly.
11ns meeting appointed delegates to the State
Convention, and adopted the following resolutions":
Resolved, That the Chairman of this meeting ap
point one delegate from each civil district in this
county, to represent us, and that said delegates be
earnestly requested to attend said State Conven
Resolved, That we have witnessed with nride and
pleasure the favorable mention of two or three dis
tinguished West Tcnnesscans as suitable persons
for Governor of Tennessee, and it would.be grati
fying to us for our section of the State to be honor
ed with the nomination ; but should the conven
tion, when assembled in mutual counsel, deem
proper to confer it on another division of the State.
we will cheerfully acquiesce, and unitedly support
Col. Haskell. This gentleman declines to be a
candidate for Governor, and comes out in Ins letter
for Maj. Henry, of Clarksville.
'Tiie Federal Judgeship. We see from the
American that "W. H. Humphreys. Esq., has been
recommended by the bars of Montgomery. David
son, Maury, and other counties to succeed the late
Hon. M. W. Brow::.
. Col. Jos. C. Gl-ild, of Sumner, we understand,
is also recommended by members of - the bar from
various portions of the State.
"We also hear that Mr. CiirjRcmvELL, of Knoxvillc,
(not the member of Congress, but his father,) is
also presented as a candidate. '
EIPWc are authorized to announce Gen. Jonx
W. Whitfield, of Hickman, as a candidate for' Con
gress in the 7th Congressional District
TiieBuntax Tableaux. This extraordinary pro
duction of art is eliciting from those who have visi
ted it the warmest approbation. It will be exhib
ited again this evening, and all who have not done
so should go and see it Liberal arrangements will
be made by the proprietor for the admission of
schools, and we hope' the occasion will be improved.
Every family should go and see this beautiful speci
men of American art -
Kunkel's Troupe: This company ofeMinstrels
are still playing to fine houses at the Theatre.
EgT'WiLLiAM H. Gordon sells groceries tb-day in
front of his auction house.
WHIG ABOLITIONISTS DOWN ON GEN. PIERCE.
As Tre expected the whig fanatics are hot in their
castigations of the inaugural Its patriotic tone on
the rights of the south don't suit them at all Gree
xey, of the N. Y. Tribune, one of Gen. Scott's most
! Prinenfc porters, thus speaks of it:
But on another point the new President 13 still
more glaring in Jus self-exposure. That he should
glorify our freedom, our 'broad and intelligent com
prehension of rights,' our fulfilment of our 'highest
tiutyto snficrinir humanity.- our- radiant example,
so cheering to 'the oppressed throughout the world.-
vc., is very lair .Buncombe, and would pass by itselt
...Til, L t ' , ,1 , 1 t . . . "
wiuiuul criticism, vui mac ne wno indulges in
tins sort of 'high-faluting' should proceed in the self
same document to glorify slave-hunting as a patri
otic duty to denounce a consistent devotion to hu
man liberty a3 the off-spring of feverish ambition or
of 'morbid enthusiasm and to cheer on in every
manner the blood hounds bavin" in the track of the
1 4. A r.. ... t. .. J, 9 . . , .
huttfed fugitive, guihy of a dark skin and in an
honest desire to work for his own wife and children
rather than a master's and, finally, to mix all this
up with 'humble dependence on God,' 'our prospe
rity underProvidcnce,' &c, &c. this seems to us
a medley quite as incongruous as Suwarrow's, .and
not less audacious. 'lather,' said a frank boy,
wh5se;sensc o propriety had been shocked by. the
parental admixture of supplications and execrations,
'I wish -you would cither quit praying or swearing
I don't mind which.' "
'"' '" FROM. WASHINGTON.
Cbmjrtimenlart Dinner at the WMU Ilouutn Et-President
I- illmore and Ids CaUntt Jr. Pierce Tlie JJoiton GA
livtorxhtDllomnaiU of the Keis Yorkers Grumbling
amorvj the politician, ttc.
"Washington-, March 9 10 p. ir.
This evening the President has given a compli
mentary dinner to ex-President Fillmore and his
late cabinet. Thirty-six in all were invited. This
is an act of courtesy in return for the entertainment
given by Mr. Fillmore, in the "White LTouse, to Geif.
Pierce, and those whom he indicated as his future
To-morrow morning Gen. Pierce will proceed to
Baltimore to bring Mr?-. Pierce to the White House:
lie is very much jaded.
Mr. Peaslee, to whom the appointment of Collec
tor of Boston has been given, did not seek the of
fice. It was tendered to him, and it is said he was
rather reluctant to accept it. lie is a hard shell
hunker, and a personal ii i"nd of Gen. Pierce.
The New York delegation met tin's mornin" for a
few minutes, and broke up without doing anything
Mr. Cutting and others were disinclined to come to
any resolution, on the ground that it would be dic
tation to the President when he did not seek their
al vice. This evening Mr. Cutting and Mr. John
Wheeler left for New York. The latter i3 the
youngest member of Congress.
A great force of soft shells arrived here to-day
J( uu,,,,,)" auu x clui
irom Albany, including .hrastus Com in" and
Another posse of Captain Rvnders' friends have
arrived Irom New York.
Some of the "Webster and Fillmore whigs are in
expectation ot being retained in office, and it issaid
that Gen. Pierce, at Baltimore, expressed himself in
favor of the Websteriti-s. But this seems to be in
consistent with the Baltimore platform, and the
platform laid down in the inaugural address.
The New York appointments will not be made
in a hu ry. Gen. Pierce, it is said, is not at all sat
isfied AMth the position taken by the members of
Congress, m ho are holding caucuses, farming out
the patronage of the whole couutry, and presenting
him with appointments cut and dried, to save him
the trouble of exercising his own judgment, and he
is not going to submit to it.
Mike Walsh is playing all sorts of practical jokes
on the office seekers.
Lorenzo B. Shepard is here from your city, as is
also Mr. R. J. Dillon. . J'
The extreme wing of Young America is sullen in
reference to Gov. Marcy. The platform does not
go far enough for it, and there is evident disaffec
tion, in that quarter.
The fnreio-n nnnnintmpnta ?f to cowl -...m v. :
spirit of tucinaugural. It is not true' that Mr. Field
is a candidate for the Consulate at Leghorn.
T. F. Meagher leaves to. night for Richmond.
where he lectures to-morrow. "Lie visits Savannah
and New Orleans, and thence proceeds West. lie
will not return till about the first of June. LTe vis
ited Gen. Pieree to-day, in company with some
New York ladies. J. n.
Washington;, March 11 Criminal Court. The
United States vs. George A. Gardiner, iudicted for
false shearing to an order on an award from the
late Mexican Board of Commissioners. District
Attorney Fendall and Penny May, of Baltimore, for
uuueu oiaies, jaines xi. jarantey and James M.
Carlisle, of thi3 city, and B. F. Perry, of South'
Carolina, for defendant, there being three distinct
Mr. Randcll proposed to take un the case nf .Tnlin
and Charles Gardiner, which was objected to by
the counsel for defendant, on the ground that they
were not ready fpr the case, and that it was only
necessary- to that of Geo. A. Gardiner. 1 lie rnnrf.
decided that the case of G. A. Gardiner must first
ne men. -ft. jury was then empanneled.
Mr. Nay opened the case, and spoke of its "reat
importance, and said it was Xhq boldest, the latest
...m "iuju jumwiui m iruuu mat was ever
perpetrated against the Government - The di"nity
and respectability of tlie U. S: Gbvernment in the
eyes of the world were at stako in the issue. He
gave a history of the case, and then stated what the
prosecution expected to prove.
Dr. Gardiner, in Jus memorial to the Board of
commissioners, stated that early in the year ISl-i
luiyuij! viituu -in uie mining ousiness m
the State of San Luis Potosi, Mexico, -and that he
employed 500 laborers; and had upwards of $300,
000 invested in buildings, steam ' engines, mules
and men of service, and that, in 18IG, he was com
pelled to .abandon the establishment, his property
bavin" been despoiled by the Mexican Kohlinrv nml
that the said mines were worth, half a million of
dollars and would have yielded, him 50,000 per
The accused failed with his depositions, purport
ing to be from persons residing in Mexico, goiii" to
show that he owned the said mines. The issue was
on the truth or fidsitv of these assertions The
United States affirm, and expect to prove that eve
ry statement in the memorial and- every paper pre
sented by him were false from b.eginnin" to end
pure fiction and invention. '
Gardiner, received from the United States as
fruits of the fraud, $428,750. The mine was so
vaguely located that it could not be found by the
government commissioners although they offered
500 reward to anyone findin" said mine: thatnpr-
sons whose names were furnished as evidence of
tiie title could not be found; that every one of the
depositions were made in Washington.
That Dr. Gardiner was a poor dentist, and never
could have worked such a mine as he describes
that he was practising dentistry in a small way on
the Pacific coast, thousands of miles dU
that the mines, the title, the seals, and signatures of
uie puouc omcers or Aiexico were all Jor"ed.
Mr. Bradley thinking that it was not time for
opening the argument for the defence to-day, tlie
court adjourned until to-morrow. -;
Barnum's Last Humbug. A new project has
been suggested by Barnum, which we should like
to see tried. In a recent temperance speech made
by him in New York, he stated that there were
seven thousand grog-shops in the city, with an
average custom in each of probably ten dollars
day. He made the following offer to the city, viz:
If the city would shut up all the groggeries and
give him the amount spent in all of them, he would
pay all- the city taxes, amounting to four million
dol!ars;'seiid every child to a good school; present
every family with a library of one hundred cood
'books, three barrels of flour, and .a silk dres3 to
every female, old or young, and give every body a
free ticket to his museum.
According to a special correspondent of the New
York Herald, the Tehuantepec question will short
ly be tlie subject of discussion in the Senate when
it is understood the fulfilment of the Garay con
tract, to the letter, will be insisted on. This looks
as though there is warm work ahead.
THE NEXT CANVASS.
DEMOCRATIC MEEriNG IN MAES HALL.
At a well attended meeting of the democracy of
Marshall county, held at the Court House in the
town of -Lewisburg on the first Monday in March,
1853. On motion,. James A. Gowell, Esq., was
called to the Chair, and Mr. L. McClelland, was'
appointed Secretary. After the object of the meet
ing was explained, the following Preamble and
Resolution were adopted;
'Whereas, The democratic party in accordance
with their long and well established custom, will
assemble in the City of Nashville, in Convention,
for tlie purpose of selectbg a suitable candidate for
Governor at the ensuing election.
And Whereas, The democracy of Marshall ap
prove of tlie call for said convention, and are ready
to meet their democratic! brethren of the different
portions of the State, at such time as may be des
ignated. Therefore, be it
Resolved, That two delegates be appointed by the
Chairman of this meeting from each civil dis'trict,
whose duty it shall be to represent Marshall countv
in said convention ; together with such other dem
ocrats residing in Marshall that may chance to be
at Nashville at the meeting of said convention.
Which resolution was rmanimously adopted.
Whereupon, the chairman appointed the follow
ing persons as delegates to said convention, viz:
Geonard, H. B. Smiley, C!oI. E. Hunter, James Da
vis, M. W. Oakley, Redder Jones, Maior James
M. Wilson, Jacen B. SLuffield, Col. Aaron Bovd
John n. ITolt, Henry Martin, Joseph Ransom
Mathew Giles, E. H. McLain,"S. G: Alston, H. B.
Welch, John a: iJryant, Major W. iN. Kenfro. J. E.
Gillman, Col. J. R. Hill, Col. Levi Cochran and
After which,' the following resolution was unani
Resolved, That the above named dclejrates are
appointed to represent the democracy of Marshall
in such other Convention or Cpnventions as may
be called by the democratic party pending the en
suing elections, whether said Con veutiou shall be
called to nominate a candidate for Congress or lor
the State Legislature. It. was further
Resolved, That these proceedings be published in
the Nashville Union and American.
JAMES A. GOWELL, Ch'n.
War. L. McClelland, Scc'y. . -
- democratic, meeting -IN JACKSON.
At a meeting of the democrats of Jackson coun
ty, on Monday March the 9th, at the court-house
in Gainesboro'. Dr. C. R. Montgomery was called
to the chair and John P. Murray was appointed
R. J. C. Gah.rre.vtii introduced the following
resolutions, which were adopted and passed by the
Resolved, That we cordially approve of the call
lor the dilterent counties to hold meetings and ap
point delegates to the approaching convention to
nominate a candidate for governor.
Resolvell, That we, the democracy of Jackson
county, confiding in the integrity and ability of J.
G. Pickett, of Smith county, and also on account of
his availability recommend him to the Slate con
vention as a suitable candidate for Governor in the
approaching canvass, and we also instruct our dele
gates to vote for him and to use all fair and honor
able mtans to procure his nomination.
Resolved, That the chairman appoint two men
from each district to represent the democracy of
this county in the State convention. ' The follow
ing gentlemen were appointed :
R.'J. C. Gailbreath, James C: S. Lyarlack, n.
Denton, John P. Murray, Milton Drapor, Thos.
Drapor, jr.. J. S. Ray, M. G. B. Stublefield, John
Hancock. M. W. Cummins, William Carr, Lawson
Drapor.John Ammette, II. M. C. Saddler, Dr W.
B. Holmes, Layfayette Lyarlack, White Myers,
John Lee, J. Crawford, Denton Phimlee, L T. Arm
strong, Amos Kirkpatriek. L. G. Rose, Coleman
White, George White, Cidney -Tolbert; Henderson
Brown, Edward B. Drapor.. M. li. Morrell, A. W.
On motion it was resolved that the Union and
American be requested to publish the. proceedings
of this meeting. '
On motion the chair was a dded to the list of dele
gates, and the meeting adjourned sine die:
NATHAN MONTGOMERY, Chn.
J. P. Murray, Sec'y.
COEKESPOXDE.VCE OF THE 1'ITTSBUr.G l'OST.J
Waxldngtonllowse ctf Eepresmtatice-Stwlt Supreme
Court Pe Eolunda.
Washington is full of strangers such crowds of
people were never before seen in the National Capi
tal. Every Hotel, boarding house, and private resi
dence, is crowded from- cellar to attic, and men'
"thank their stars" that they succeed in findin"
even a p'ace to roost I -Pennsylvania Avenue, from
the Capitol to the White House, is a moving mass
of human beings a procession' of Democrats, re
presenting every nook and corner of this wide
spread and glorious Republic. The Hall and "gal
leries of the House of Representatives are filled to
overflowing, and "confusion worse confounded"'
reigns supreme. As I am writing at the desk of
one of the members, it is impossible to ''hear my
own card." Such is alwaya xthe case, however, at
the close of the session. Tlfe Appropriation bills
are under consideration. Two seofe of members
are on their feet, exclaiming with Stentorian voices.
-.nr. speaker, "Air. Speaker, 1 move that
"Mr. Speaker, I object "Mr. Speaker, I
call the previous question,''' Mr.Speaker, tlie gentle
man is out of order," "Mr. SpeaWrj, I move the
following amendment," ."No. no. all wronir" Gentle
men must keep order and resume their seats," -Mr.
Speaker, I rise to a point of order ,";"It is im-
possiuie to Know wfiat 13 going on in tlie House,
these are the sounds that are ringing in my ears.
In fact, greater disorder prevails in this Hall than I
ever witnessed in a town meeting.
In the Senate there is more quiet and dignitv. I
worked my way into the galleries of that '-potent,
grave and reverend'' body yesterday, to the no small
discomfort of my small "ribs. Gen. Houston was
making a very energetic speech, in which he eulo
gised his beloved Texas to the skies. Ho is a pleas
ing speaker, and 13 always listened to with atten
tion; but it was physically impossible for me to re
main long enough so crowded a furnace to hear
other Senators. I stayed just long enough to hear
a lady exclaim, "for God's sake let me out, I shall
faint, . shall die!"
The Supreme Court room is another place of at
traction. Let us enter and see what is going on
there. This is a small rot)m, immediately under
the Senate chamber, illy ventilated and any thin"
but comfortable. There are eight Judges on the
"Woolsack," dressed in long black silk gowns,
much resembling the reverend clergy ot theProtcst
ant Episcopal churches. Judge Grier sits on the ex
treme right, and is attentively engaged in reading
some long printed argument of counsel. A South
Carolina lawyer is delivering a dry legal argument.
There are but few spectators in attendance, as there
are greater objects of attraction in other localities.
Now, let us pass into tlie great Rotunda. Here
we find a dense crowd of people, many of whom
are ladies, looking at the magnificent historical
paintings which there fill the recesses. This i3
altogether the most interesLng and attractive place
about tlie Capitol. If I find leisure, I may hereafter
give a description of these paintings, for the amuse
ment of our readers. Amongst the subjects are
"Landing of Columbus," "Embarcation of the Pil-
j w.ywiny ui iuB AAiuiarauoii 01 inaepena
," "Washington Resigning his Commission in
the American Army," "Crowning of Pocahouta"
oh ai. juuuia. xue last and
splendid nassentrer packet A LEO XT A f frJi.--4,t
T t TV T ATTrn mi -
James Millek, .Master, will letve for the
-uu.c mm un iuicmt;uiaie ports on Wednesday the Itilh
rart., at 10 o clock, a. ji. For friight or passage, apply on
board or to marchlS A. HAMILTON') Agent.
JUST DECEIVED AT NO. S3.
A OXESLag)orn&Armbtcad'3best Tobacco, a sa
0J penor quality! '
50 Kits Nos. 1 and 2 ilackjircl, for sale by ;
K. Jr. HELL,
opposite Siwanee House, College sf.
Robert E. Taylor, Walker Brown, J. P. Thomp
son, Wiufield Tuitty, W. S. Finley M D Driver
Dr. T. W. Brents, Graffiith J. Geonard. John
Nashville, March 10.
Cotton. There vas very little doing yesterday. Sales of
some small lots without any change in price3.
Tobacco. At Johnson & Home's 13 hhds. sold yesterday
Eixcinxati, MaiT:h 15. The river has risen 1 inches.
Weather crioL Flour 3 70-i3 75. Whisky 19c Bacon
sides 7jf; Bulk shoulder 5.
New Youk, March 15 Flour 4 5ai 75; Fork dull, beef
and lord unchanged. San Francisco market, flour heavy,
?I2a$13; pork, extra mess 41, boing a slight advance; meLs
beef 25; lard 31 cents per pound,
Arrived 14, Nashville, Now Orleans; 15, Aleonsa, St.
IiOuis; California, New Orleans.
Detahted 15, Cumberland No. 1, Paducab; Republic,
Vaitboro'; John Simpson, Cincinnati.
Riverstill receding, with G feet large on the Shoals.
PERKINS. CLACK & CO.,
GROOSItS, C0MMIS61OX, EECE1VIXG AXD
S. EL Corner of GMege and Ghnrch sts., JS'asTieiUf, Tenn.
WHOLESALE DEALERS IX
Sugar, Coflce,Sult, Flour, Iron, &c, &c, &c.
COFFEE 100 bags Rio Coffee;
25 bags Havana Coffee;
25 " Laguyra do; .
25 ' Java do;
SUGAR 100 hhds Louisiana Sugar;
50bblsPniladelphiaUrilidSurar; '-- '
25 " CtuMed'tfo;
. 25 " " LoAfltLovering's;) "
25 St. Louis Crush'd and Pulverized;
TEAS 20 cases Superior Teas; .
MOLASSES 100 bbls Reboiled and S. House Molasses
oObbls " " do;
NAILS 100 kegs assorted sizes;
IRON Tennee.-re and Pittsburg assorted sfce
FLOUR 200 bbls Gallego's Milk;
0 " St Louis, Harrison's;)
50 " Cincinnati;
LIQUORS 15 cases London Porter quarts and pints;
10 " Scotch Ale "
60 " American Brandy;
214 pipes French de; " :
25 bbls Bourbon "Whisky;
55 " Monwigahahi do;
200 bbls Rectified do various biands;
50 " Old lire do;
CIGARS 20,000 Importe'd Havana Cigars;
13,000 American do;
100 boxes Cuba Sixes and Melee Cigars;
TOBACCO 50 " Chewing Tobacco-assM brands;
IS2g3 25 " Jeunv L.i d -superior article;
SALT 100 bbls Kanawha Sail;
100 sacks Fiue do;
125 ' Coarse do:
100 " Dairy do:
75 boxes Table do; . - N Z
FISH SO bbls Mackerel; ' "
50$- do; i, t,.
75 kits do; ' ; - ' p"'
10 cases Sardines; 1
POTATOES 150 bbls Irish Potatoes; - '
BUCKETS 100 doz. Painted Buckets; . " . .
GLASSWARE 50 boxes bxfO Window Glass; ' '
50 " 10x12 ' "
100 " Pint and Quart and bfpt. Flasks;
GLOYER SEED 25 bbls Pennsylvania CWef Seed;
CANDLES 50 boxes Star Caudles;
40 1 " " "
100 " Tallow "
SOAP 100 boxs Brown bur Soap;
50 Fancy; . . tV-.
PI CKLES-10 cases choice Pickles; . . 1
CATSUP 10 case Tomniafo Catsup;'
FRUITS -50 boxes M R Raisins; -50
i " " do;
50 )i ' " do;
00 drums Figs;
10 frails S S-Almonds;
10 bbls Pecans.
SUNDRIES Cotton Varus -Indigo, Madder, Spice, I.&id,
Pepper, Shot, Axes, Chains, Ac, Ac
In store and for sale by PERKINS, CLACK & CO
Liberal advances on consignments. , B marehlG
THE CURSE OF CLIFTON : A Tale of Expiation and
Redemption. By Mrs.Southworth. Complete in 2 vols.
Paper; price 75 cents.
GU3 HOWARD : or How to Vfin a Wife. By the Au
thor of Minnie Grey, &c, lvtl. Paper; price 50 cents.
UGLY EFFIE; or The Neglected One and The Pet Beau
ty. By Caroline Lee Heulz, author of Rena, Marcus Wur
land, Ac, Ac. Price 50 cents. ;
RUTH GARNETT: cr the Lover of the Earl : of Roches
ter A Romance of the Court of Intrigues. By W. ILAins
worth. Paper; price 50 oents.
THE TWO MERCHANTS; or Solveiitand Insolvent. By
THE EMIGRANT SQUIRE : A Novel. By P. Hamil
ton Myers, Esq., author of Bell Brandon.
"The Emigrant Squire, by tlie author of Bell Brandon, is
the best work offiction ever produced. Wo are fullv per
suaded that, in all essentials of plot, incident, moral, and
fidelity to nature, it is one of the very best stories publish
ed." Dollar Ahcspaper.
THE FORTUNES OF TOE COLYILLE FAMILY : or a
Cloud and iU Silver Lining. By the author of Frank Fair
lefgh. With others, just received by
marchlG F. HAGAN, Market st.
NEW BOOKS ANOTHER SUPPLY.
A FORTNIGHT IN IRELAND, by Sir P. Head, Bart.
THE LOFTY AND THE LOWLY, by M. J. M'lntosh.
THE EXPERIENCE OF LIFE, by E. M. Sevvell.
LIGHT AND SHADE: or the Young Artist, by Ann II.
THE GUIDE TO KNOWLEDGE, by Eliza Robbins.
THE LUCK OFBARRY LYNDON, by W. M. Thackeray
DRAMATIC AND ORATORICAL EXPRESSION, by
Fowler. Just rjceivj.l by F. II VG VN.
BANKING'S HALF YEARLY" ABSTRACT.
THE MEDICAL EXAMINER.
THE BRITISH AND FOREIGN MEDICO-CIIIRURGI-
CAJL REVIEW-For sale by'
marchlO F. IIAGAN, Mtirketstrcet
NEW MEDICAL BOOKS
MACLISE'S Surgical Anatomy;
Gross on Urinary Organs;
Harris' Dental Surgery ;
United States Dispensatory;
Ilntilvn's M(flirvil Oinlinmtrr
otVlJ Oil Ji-f Kfk V1I1XU1 Kij .
Churchill on Women; 1
Carpenters Principles of Physiology; - -
Coloinbat on Females; "
Coudir on Children; "
Ashwell on Females; ' J ; ,
M tiler's Principles of Surgery; . -Chapman
on revers; "
Laacnic oa the Cheat;
Smith's Anatomical Atlas;
Lawrence on the Eye;
Blakiston on the Chest;
New editions, just received and for sale by
marl6 CHARLES W. SMITH, 51 College st.
SALE OF VALUABLE CEDAR LAND.
BY virtueofa decree of the County Court of Davidson
County rendered at the March form 1353, in the case of
John W. alkcr adm'r of Samuel Bolton dee'd ex-parte, I
will offer forsale on the premises, a tract of Land, containing
113 aciC3, lying in the County of Davidson, about 14 miles
from Nashville, about 3 miles from the Murfreesboro Turn
pike, and near the Jefferson ro.rJ, and near Charlton's Mill
on Hurricane Creek. About 0 acres of said I.and is cleared,
the balance is covered with good cedar timber. Upon said
Land there is h small dwelling house and good oul-houes.
At the same time and place, I will also ofTer for sale a
Negro Woman named Katy, aged about 50 years.
Said Land aud Negro are to be Mild for the purpose of pav
ing the debts of said estate, and will be sold on the follow
ing terms, to wit The Land for -to in cash, and the balance
on a credit of 1 and 2 years. The Negro Woman on a credit
of 12 month. Notes with good security required in both
cases, and a lien retained on the Land until the purchase
money is paid. F. R. CHEATHAM,
march lti d A tw td. Clerk.
For a Short Season Only CoannDnciag on Saturday
Evening, March 12th.
THE BUN VAX TABLEAUX.
CONSISTING of sixty Magnificent Scenes, with figures of
life-size, illustrative of the Pilgkijis' Puogkess. Ma
king the most niagificent moving mirror ever presented to
the American public.
mis sublime work was painted by the eminent Ameri-
The cost of this gorgeous painting, which embraces sixty
scenes from the "Glorious oldDream," was 10,000, and has
been Ticwed by more than 4j0.0U0 nersous in tho
I cities of the Union.
Appropriate music, with discriptivc lecture, accompanies
Cards of Admission, 50 cents Children lialf price. Doors
open at 7 o clock, the mirror will move at a, precisely.
Exhibition oti Wednesday and Saturday afternoon, at 3
o ciock. Jioors open at 2. .Liberal arrangements can be
made for the admission of Schools.
A. HART, Proprietor, - "
marlO' R. J. GREENWOOD, Manager.
ri TRUNKS1 Just received a ft w fme7 T tunksT and "for
JL sale by feb!5 &YEUSXfcGIhL.
can Artists, Huntington, May, Kile, Darlev, Crapsev and
I rof. Diegau, and is acknowledged by leading journals, by
artists, and by eminent ludsres to ha
New Obleass, March 14. The Daniel Webster
has arrived. Private letters with dates of the 6th,
from San Juan, state that the people of Greytown
sent thirty armed men and a number of carpenters,
who removed portions of a building beIoDnn to
the Yanderbelt Nicaragua Company, aftertakicf
down the American flag which was fioatin- over
it, and saluting it with military honors. . --y
It is reported they intend to return and ijcc
the rest of the building on the 10th.
The greatest excitement prevailed. Tha transit
company refuse all intercourse with the town, and
decline to take any citizens Avishing to go to New
The Daniel Webster brings San Pranofeoo dates
to tlie 15th ult. Flour S12a$14 50. Ctenr pork
50. . Heavy canvass hams 23; hrd 34. Sooramen
to trade improving. More Indian disturbances arc
reported in the Tulare Yalley.
First ticket to Miss Catharine Hayes concert at
Sacramento sold at $1200.
Numbers of miners from the southern difins
are emigrating to Australia.
CijcciXN-.vTi, March 15 The Ohio Legiaiatere has
adjourned sine die.
WASjji.VG-roK, March 15 In the. Senate the Clav-ton-Duiwer
treaty was debated by Mason and Clay
ton. - -
New York, March 16. The steamer- TucTe
Sam ' from Aspinwall, lias arrived with over $300.
000 in gold. She reports over five' ntiMion em n'?
for the United States by the "Califbrnta" .tad the
The rain on the Istismus had ceased, amr" travel
ing was good.
In Caleneras count nearly the entire population
lwrtl beon driven out by Mexiosu marauders. Bcne
oia is fixed upon as the capital of the State.
A Frenchman has presented a claim lor nea-Iy
the whole of San Francisco, to the ' land commit
The general dews from California is cheering.
The brig 'VKubessen" arrived at Mobile oil the
10th, from. Yera Cruz. She repo ts meeting with
aii English steamer going in with Santa Anna.
The'Promethius from San Juan is now eoming up
FrrrancRC, March 15. River 8 feet in channel and felling.
Weather clear and cold.
BY CURRER BELL; Author of "Jane Eyre," "Shirky", Ac.
Library Edition. 12mo. muslin. Cheap edition, svo.
VT. T. BEIIRY & CO. Jiarc just received
YILLETTE. By Currer Bell, auihorof "Jane Evie"
"Shirley," &c ' '
Onxioxs of tub Exousn Pkbss.
"This book would lmve made Cunvr Bell famotw, Wl M,e
not been already. It retrieves all the ground b k.t r.
'Shirley.' aud will engage a wider circle of readers -.ban Uai 0
Kvre, lor it has all the Intel qualities of that lenwrkablc L h
There is throughout a charm of fie-Imess which is rottimeH
delightful; freshness in ob.-ervation, ftesliHe iu feehn--freshuess
in expression. Rtain and heart are both held m
suspense by the fascinating power of the writer."
"This novel amply sustains the fame of the author of L.r.e
Eyre'and 'Shirley us an original and powerful writer. ' il.
lettu' is a most admirably written novel evervwhuie oirn
md; everywhere shrewd," mid at heart everywhere kidlv.
The men, women and children who figure thiunehMt it have
tSesh-und blood in thom, and all are worked out t such awj.y
as to wince a very keen spirit of'obsorvation,aid aline sene
ui mu iitciurcsquc m cHumcter.
"The t;ile is one of the affection.-," and remarkable as a pic
ture ot manners. A burning heart glows llinwHxi it, and
one brJiiautly litinct character kieps it alive. 1 h ,Kit-t
man, the sternest, who is a genuine novel reader, wilt find it
hard to get out of Madam Deck's school, wheH Iw hm once
entered here with Lucy Snowe, and made aotiMU)taiice with
the choleric, vain, childlike, and noble heartwl M. Paul
"Of interesting scenes ami wtli-drawn characters, there is
abundance. The charaetersare various, Imqily eoMeived,
aud some of them pninted with a truth of detail' rarely mi;
pas&ed. The style of 'Yiltette' h.is that clearness ami power
which are the Jesuit of mastery over the thoughts ami feel
ings to be expressed, over the peisons and scenes to be de
" 'VilloUc' may claim the unhesitating coraniewktioiis of
our readers and critics. Theautobiogrsiphy of the heroine
is at once natural, interesting, cheerful, piquant, ami thought
ful. illette' will repay and rewurd the cureftil readin" it
u 'UIelto' is not only a very able but a very pleasant
book. It is a tale whiclr, though here and there it it dur-bt-d
wi.h wonder and melancholy, is as a whole cbcerftil and pi
quant; nbuiidrtiit in clear, clear out, strongl--drarnethiiigs,
presenting so pleasantjnnd efl'ective a trausciijit of luaniut-,'
English and Continental, that its success cannot tail to Le
"Its claims to distinction are in its admirable deHaeatii.es
of character, in its powerful descriptions, in its watfemme
vein of sentiment, in itSHpirit and vigor, andin tlm charm of
a style that never grows tame and never permits Itie atten
tion of the reader to ttaga moment."
"Evcrythiog written by Currer Bel! is remarkable. She
can touch nothing without leaving on it the stamp oi origi
nality. Of her three novels, this is periiups the strangest,
the most astonishing, though not the best. Tlie isistaii.ed
ability is perhaps greater in "Villetto" than in ite two prc
decessors. The xvhole tliece volumes are crowiied with
beauties; with good-things for which we look to tlie clear
sight, deep fecliiir, and simruIitr'thoiili
rerienceoflile, which we associate with the name of Currer
"The author of 'Jane Eyre,' and 'Shirty,' 1ms again pro
duced a fiction ot extraordumrv literary jmiww, ami f mu.
guhtr fascination. It is one of the most absorbinir nf bwU
one of the most interesting of stories. VilleMt? will add
iiiitotmse"y to tho autlior of 'Juno Eyro's' fame as a philosiw
phical and analytical expositor of the human heart ami feel
ings." Y. T. B. & Co.' have also just received
NAPOLEON IN EXIIJ2: boing the Optmons ami Retlec
tions of Napoleon in his own words. By Burry E. O'Umta,
Iaq., late Surgeon to Napoleon at St. Helena. tt$ nwl.'..
TUE SALE OF GROCEEIEF;
ffti'"SDt!5AYf lflth Maich, IMfVvro vrfHArat
2CW Hogsheatls Louisiana Sugar;
2(H) Barrels prime new Molasses;
100 Packages Loafand Cnished Siar;
50O Boxes Manufactured Ti.baeeo. idl gd5;
100,000 Regalia and Principee Cigars
200 Boies Week & Co.'s Star Cendlas;
100 " Doyle & Co.'s Tallow do;
500 Kegs Shocnberger's Nails, all shs;
30 doz Beaver Buckets; "
500 Bose3 Glassware assorted ;
100 Barrels Green Copperas ;
COO " Superfine Flour;
100 barrels oxtra Whiskv;
100 do Rectified do;
100 Bales Cotton Yams assorted Nos.
With various other articles.
The goods wilt be put up in our usual quantities!, with
Teiuis or Sale. All sums under $900, Cash. AH sums
over.$200, four mouths for approved endorsed notos paya
ble in one of the city Banks.
maro til Wr. n. GORDON fc CO.
FOE THREE EVEXIAGS 2TOEE !
The Glorious Succes3 which has attended the Musical
KUNKELTAS NIGHTINGALE TROUPE.
HAS induced them to continue during the week urthhi
cing NEW SONGS, NEW DANCES, COMIC OP
ERAS, Ac., Ac
Z-W For further ptrficnlars see small bills.
Seats can be secured by applying at the oflice be
tween the hours of 11 and 5 o'clock.
IW Admission, Dress Circle and Parquette 50 cents,
Gallery 25 cents.
Doors open quarter before 7; curtain rises qimrter before
All the new and bc:uitiful sonirs adanfed to tho Pi
ano, sung by the Nightingales, are for sale at Wests Music
Store, Ko. 11, Union street. They embrace all the latest
and moat popularsongs. JOHN T. FORD,
IRA A. STOUT,
coach 3i a x ur act brer,
No. 5 Clark Street, Nashville, Texn.,
Xexldoor to JL S. FreteEs Grocer Warehouse, and ep-20iit-e
Jforr&i ib Stralton's
ALL kinds of carriages for side, with harness csSCSK-'
to suit. All work sold by mc is made at SPZ'.
the Clark Street Manufaqtory, and warranted, and will be
sold on as good Terms, for Cash, or good notes, as any work
made North or East.
Repairing done with promptness and dispatch, and all
persons leaving work to repair mar rely on getting it wkeu
promised. All orders promptly attended to. maris.
FURNITURE, CARPETING, OIL CLOTH, fcc.
THE subscriber has just returned from the
East, and is constantly receiving all kinds of rV
FURNITURE, CARPETING, lie llis stock at EgJ
present consists of almost every article iu his line ot busi
nesnud assxtensivc as any in the city. Purchasers would
do well to call, as he is determined to sell low for cash or on
time for approved paper. A. PATTERSON,
rr a-cbl 5 College near Church street.