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8. P. IV1N3, EDITOR AND PUOFUUTOtt. Terms . a y-jar, -wjatoe ic advaiue, or 3 at he y;triitiua ti' ii.e L-ar. li" I't diac-oiaiuned until all arrearages art excvpi at the option of the fubiutirr. tt aoiiouutu.i tneuamei ol candidates for oOct J 5, Cub. Obituary Notices over 12 Unci, charged at the regular JvertUiui raid. All communication! Intendrd to promote th private end or Interest! of Corporation, Societies, Schools or Individuals, will be charged as advertiacmenta. ATIIU.VS, f'HIDAY, IHAHCIIDi 1853. ' jgr" Persons, oilier than those having , yearly contracts, sending advertisements in for publication without the number of inac tions desired marked, will have them charged at the usual rates and continued until order ed out. No departure from this rule under any circumstance. See commercial letters next page, ISP The gentleman who got up A Nut for Know Nothings to Crack," is too deep, hidden, and mysterious- for us.' Still, if he will favor us with nn interview, we will, per : hups, publish his document, although for the life of us we can't make anything out of it. We shall have to cull on Eastman to furnish . ft koy for it, or purchnse a copy of Clmuipol Ion on Egyptian hieroglyphics. 1 New Post Office. A new post-office has been cstabtihed at Oxford, McMinn coun ty, and Daniel McPhail appointed post-moster, It is ou the Kingston route . , Odd Fellows Celebration. MoMinn Lodge, No. 64, Independent Order of Odd Fellows celebrated their Fifth Anniversnry by procession, die, on Wednesday last. The procession, numbering some fifty members, after marching through the principal streets of the "city," repaired to the Presbyterian Church, where nn address of more than or. dinory Interest and ability was delivered by Rev. G. A. Caltwell. After which, the ceremonies of the occasion terminated. 13? The Directory East Tennessee and Georgia Railroad met on Friday last, at the office of the Company in Athens, and organ ized by re-electing C.Wallace President, and R.C.Jackson Secretary and Treasurer and Superintendent of Transportation. We un. derstand the Directory accented the proposi tion to change the timo of the annual meet ing of the Stockholders to the first Monday in September, instead of the fust Monday of January, as heretofore. Also, that the next . annual meeting of Stockholders is to be held at Knoxville. t-Our friends, T. F." and "I R. H." have now had three shots apiece, and they . must excuse us for suggesting that it would be of more advantage to them and the causes they ore advocating respectively, to continue and terminate the controversy on the stump. We have had no objection so far to publish, ing thoir communications, but it is very evi. dent, to us at least, that argument will soon .1. be exhausted, and the "sharp-shooting" do .' generate into personalities and a mero inter ,. chunge of expletives. And we desire to tcr e: tuintite.it, so far as our columns are concern i' ed, before it arrives at n point where we should have to cut it off in a more abrnpt , manner. Wu trust both our friends will un. deratand nnd appreciate tho motive that die- .' tatus this paragraph. t3Col. Win, II. Sneed is announced in the Knoxville papers as a candidate for Con gross in the 2d District. Col. Sneed is a gentleman of a high outer of talents, and . has labored hard and made as many sacrifices us any man in Cast Tennessee to promote the success of his party. No man would more creditably represent the District. 13?" A writer in the Cleveland Banner, over the signature of "Anti-Know Nothing," suggests Gen. Wm. Wallace, of Blount co., , as a suitable person to be run as the demo - crntic candidate for Congress in this District ' The same writer also suggests the calling s nominating Convention, to assemble either . at Athens or Cleveland. (fcjr "Tight Boots" must excuse us for not ' publishing his communication, A little of a "good thing" is very well, hut too much is worse than none nt all. Now dont misun derstand us we have no objection to the stvle or matter; but discussion is profitless, There is only one way in which the question . can bo settled that is for the legislature to send it to the people to voto upon. If they are for it, the subsequent legislature will be bound to carry out their wishes by the en. . actment of a Prohibitory law; and this will get rid of tho constitutional quibble about which we hear so much. By the way, there rover wns anything started yet but what some learned gentleman would get up and roar you an hour or two upon its unconsti tutionitlity. If our Temperance friends de. siro to surcoed in their object, and we pro. sums they do, thev must be content to adopt . the policy of mbmhsion. Assembling in Stale and County Conventions, praying passing a few "milk and cider" resolutions, nd adjourning, does no good. Running a Prohibitory man hero and there over the Stato, nine out of ten of whom will be thunderstruck on the 2d day of August, will do no good. The next Legislature will meet and adjourn, like the last, without doing any thing with the subject; and in two years we shall liavo the question lip again, with the usual amount of gas and enthusiasm nt the outset, and the sanio lamo and impotent con elusion. It seems to us that it requires a very small amount of gumption to see that ti6mis.iirt is the only policy thnt can b adopted to bring the matter to a test and Coal disposition, or that can bo pursued with any prospect of success, either imniediulo or remote. W e have groat respect for the opin ions of those who think differently about this mutter, but they are mistaken in their haste they are getting ahead of the vehicle, We belong to the fast order, but prefer the ejlow coach to tho express, when we feel cer tain the lust will break down or smash up and spill its passengers on tho ;ood. Clr.p on tho brakes, brethren, and be content to jog ulur;; moderately but more surely. (&" A gentleman whu Intends to know asscila that there are fifteen hundred mem bers of the Know Notliii g order in MoMinn oouniy. We dont know where ho got his information, or what reliance is to be placed iu the stKliuicnt; but it recurs to us the tk'tuos are i athor tail for i voting popuiatiou of livo th; tnd. EAST TENNESSEE AND GEO. RAIL ROAD. In oar paper today will be found the report of the Secretary and Treasurer, to the Presi dent, of the condition of the Company on the first day of December laaL If our recollec tion is nut at fault, this is the first time wc ever published a report of this kind, except in pamphlet form; and we do so now for the purpose of correcting the false statements, emanating from an anonymous writer and undergoing publication in the "Knoxville Standard." This writer, who seems to be living iu blissful ignorance of the eleventh commandment, is laboring to get op ao ex citement snd a fuss generally, because the President in bis report thought proper to give some idea of the responsibility snd la. bor of the duties performed during the year by the officers of the Company more es pecially of the Secretary and Treasurer. And in doing this, he was not pretending, as we uuderatood him, either in words or figures, to give the financial condition of the Com pany. We presume his reason for this was that stockholders might better understand how to appreciate the clamors of such as were finding fault with the salaries paid these of ficers a matter, if the President had been of our mind, lie would not have given any attention to, as the history of the enter prise, from its inception to the present time, proves that there are some men determined to object to every inovemunt and measure no mutter how wisely Conceived or how ju diciously carried out. But the figures in the report now published will place misrepresen tation beyond the power of the caviller, and show tht if the stockholders had seen pro per to adopt the President's suggestion, it would not have required any very great de gree of financial skill on the part of that of ficer to have carried out such an order. The honesty and firmness of the President and Directors in doing simple justice to cer tain stockholders seems to have greatly ruf fled the temper and disturbed the equanimity of certain gentlemen whom, we suppose, had no stock on which to claim dividends. We ask the attention of live last while we brief ly recapitulate tho facts, as we have no doubt we can edify them considerably. The char ter of the Company provided that the road should be considered as complete and finish. ed hen built to the South bank of the Ten nessee river. This was accomplished Blount county made a laudable effort to draw an ex tension of the road through her borders, to connect at Knoxville, or elsewhere, with the East Tennessee and Virginia Railroad. The result was legislation that allowed this Com pnny to take choice as to routes both sides of the river proposing a partnership. The Company decided in favor of the route North of the Tennessee, and took into partnership new stockholders. Now, in the name of jus tice, who ever supposed that any of these new stockholders would ever set up a claim to any portion of tho earnings of the old Company: or by what rule of equity is such a claim now urged? Assuredly the original shareholders were the lawful and only own ers of the track from Dalton to Loudon, and alone entitled to the profits. But this is not nil. The subscription gotten up on the part of the new stockholders provided that it was void, unless the amount of two hundred thousand dollars was subscribed. The effort was a dead failure only about one hundred and fifty thousand dollars of reliable stock being subscribed. . The old Company, by their Directors, relieved the new subscr bers from their difficulty by subscribing fifty thou Band dollars of stock on their list, payable only when the subscription North of the Ten- nsssee had been paxd up in full and expended. This net was not only gratuitous and liberal, but more: At a subsequent meeting Janu ary, 1854, we believe this tame Directory, waiving the proviso or restriction, ordered this fifty thousand dollars to be placed to the credit of tho President, to bo used as ho thought best in prosecuting the work North of the Tennessee river, which was done. Now are nut these old stockholders entitled to some showing for this fifty thousand in some way! They ore new stockholders to that extent, and usidu from the earnings out of which this money was paid being justly and legally theirs, it is surely their right to have some evidence of this stock. They have the right to demand their earnings to the lust dollar in cash, yet they have permitted the funds to be used for the extension of the roud. And now a row is sought to be kicked up because the President recommends and the Directory order the dividend of $3,00 to the share each to bo paid in stock, not only to these men, but to all others who will aid tlie extension of the road to Knoxville by pay ing up in full. Can it be possible that it is Knoxville that is driving at this game? Is it some of the old joint stock company who are thus throw. ing their cold and fatal embrace around the "Stnndard,"and using its columns to subserve their private ends and gratify their spleen? We hope we are mistaken; yet it is strange, pnssing strange, that the only two roads Knoxville has any prospect of having the benefit of for many, many years to come the East Tennessee and Georgia and the East Tennessee and Virginia receive neither aid or comfort from that quaitcr on the contrary, their only opposition comes from thence. What it to be accomplished by such a course what object is had in view? Are your pets, the Raubone Gap and the Ken tucky enterprise in doubtful condition, es pecially the former, and is it desirable just ut this time to raise the cry of "stop thief!" We certainly have no disposition to en courage a controversy that, if continued, must necessarily result in a revival of nil the prejudices and bad feelings towards Knoxville, which existed few years ago, and which were engendered by the system of opposition and fault-finding pursnod by a few men at that place Unless we are badly mistaken, these same men are at work again, misrepresenting, and endeavoring to create difficulties and troubles, at a time when har mony and good feeling are dusirnble, Now if they think they can make such a course pleasant or profitable to themselves, or re dound to tho advantage of Knoxville, they ought to keep on. It will, perhaps, be our duty to accompany them, and seo that they do not grow wsury, fuiut, and fall ly the w aysido bef gro their object ia oocomplishod. ' Annexed will be found the reports of the Superintendent of Transportation and Sec retary and Treasurer, which we have no doubt will prove satisfactory to all, except such as have manifested, from first to last, an unyielding disposition not to be satisfied under any circumstances: BEPORT OF THE SUPERIXTEXDENT OF TRANSPORTATION. Omci East Tins, dt Ga. Rail Road Co., J Athens. 1st December, 1654. ) ifai. C. Wallace, President E. Tcnn. t Go. Rail Hood Company : Sis The gross earnings of this Road, for the year commencing 1st December, 1853, and ending on the 30th fvovember, 1854, were: From Freight, $81,008 60 From Passengers, 87,871 77 For Mail Service, 6.160 00 (125,028 37 Expenses ch'd to Trans portation, 29,208 11 Expenses ch'd to Main tenance of Way, . 16,518 5246,726 63 Nett earnings, 179,301 74 ' Respectfully, R C. JACKSON. Superintendent of Transportation. STATEMENT Of the General Account of the East Tennessee Jc Georgia Hail Road Company, December 1, 1854. . axciim. Capital Stock, Stats, (426,500 00 Individuals, 6X9,616 68 Stock Scrip, 24,834 00 Bills Payable, 202,120 CO State Loan, 830,000 00 Company Bonds, 810,000 00 Hiwassee Scrip Certificates, 2,968 00 Due to Individuals, 63,439 SO Transportation, 151,180 02 $2,539 548 60 PUBuasniiNTS. Construction, $1,079,675 70 Bridge at Loudon, 125,247 05 Iron and Equipments, 600,918 40 Real Estate, 26,878 21 Right of Wav, 18,874 81 Hiwassee Old Debts, 83,213 61 Interest, 124,648 45 Expenses, 67,652 74 Profit and Loss, 19,630 27 Dividends, 26,635 00 Post Otfice Department, 4,245 94 Bills Receivable, 80,455 48 Due from Banks, 117.1 70 Due from Individuals and Agencies, 88,192 42 Cash on hand, 176.187 47 Steamboat Stock, 12,861 85 $2,539,548 60 Ornca E. Tin. A Ga. Rail Road Co., ) Athens, 1st December, 1854. J Mai. O. Wallace, President East Tenn. dt Ga. Rail Road Company : Sir Above you have a statement of the condition of the Company on the 1st day of ueceinoer, mo 4. Respectfully, It. C. JACKSON, Sec'y and Treas. t3F The Central Democrat, Jackson, Teunessee, ie in a very happy state over what it fondly believes to be a prospect for a "blow up" among the opponentsof democra cy, because the "Athens Post," and one or two other papers had the independence to ex press their feelings and correctly reflect the sentiment of their localities upon the sub ject of a candidate for Governor. We beg our democratic friends not to deceive them selves with such idle fancies. If the "Athens Post" and other dissatisfied prints were to go off and remain off, it would not, perhaps, affect tho result very materially. There was a very serious defection in the Statu in the last Presidential contest; a third ticket was nominated; in some instances men of character, talents and influence arrayed themselves in opposition to the nominee of the party, virtually casting their strength and weight for his opponent, yet in despite of all opposition from without and fioni within, tho electoral vote of Tennessee was cast for tho whig candidate. With such nn example and Its farcical, impotent conclusion before us, we shall not do that for which wo condemn others. It would be too exceedingly funny to go off now, and after awhilo come begging back again it would be worse to remain, and while professing friendship prae. tice opposition. What we have heretofore said on tho subject was dictated by sound and pure motives. While we profess to publish a whig paper, we will pursue thnt course which in our own judgment is best calculated to promote the interests and suc cess of the party. When the party disbands, as all parties virtually do whon they lose sight of the principles laying at the base of their organization and confess to no higher ob. ject than the spoils of office and the love of power, there is no longer an obligation resting upon any one to continue his con ncclion with them, and success is not worth contending for. Twelve months ago we be- liovcd, with a good many others, that the whig party was dead as somebody has made Mr. Benton say, "defunct in tho abstract" very dead, indeed. Later, however, we thought we saw reasons for changing that opinion thai though in a state of quiesence, it was not dead, but sleeping, and that at the proper time it would arouse, shake off its lethargy, put on its armor, and, like a giant refreshed by his slumbers, march once more to battle and to victory. But we confess thnt recent events have somewhat shaken our faith in its recuperative powers, and that the time of iti resurrection is not yet. Still we can see no particular cause for despair. It has been upon its back a good many timet before und has some how or other managed to get upon its legs again. Who knows but the next President of the United States may be a whig! The darkest hour is always just before day. At any rate, we beg of our friend of the "Central Democrat" not to be guile himself and his readers with any vain and idle delusions not to unctify himself with Talso hopes. When the new organlzru tion, known as the American party, whlchap pears to be absorbing all other parties and fragments of parties, and which its friends say has strength enongh in this State to elect a Governor outside of either the whig or democratio parties, shall have accomplished itt mission and run Its course, we ahall prob ably have a whig and a demooratio party again, unless the latter should become too much ex hausted by the piercings it is receiving to take the field ouue more. We know a trick worth two of that at which our friend of tho "Democrat" is driving. Wait aud be watch, ful. tH7 The Nushvilla Whiir ia nroachinrr some very sensible doctrine in re card tn the next canvass In thit State. We only regret that it didn't commenc a little earlier and begin tit the beginning. CONGRESSIONAL, Washiot6, Starch, 3. Every imaginable scheme to deplete the Treasury, was brought forward this morning in the shape of amendments to the Appropri ation Bills. .... The President vetoed the Ocean Mail Steam Ship Bill, in consequence of the amendment relative to the Collins line. The Senate struck out the amendment and re passed the Bill. The House sustained tho veto the vote for the Bill being 98 to 79, not constitutional majority. The House passed the Bill appropriating $160,000 for the improvement of the Savan. nah river. Washington, March 4. The Senate, last night, concurred in the report of the Committee of Conference on the Army and Post Office Appropriations Bills. . Concurrence with the resolution in re' gard to any interference with the Minnesota Legislature was refused. . The Bounty Land Bill was signed. The bill gives 1G0 acres to every person serving in our wars not less than 14 days since 1790, as well as to those who were engaged in actual buttle for a less period the widows and mi nor children to receive the benefit in case of the death of the person so entitled. The benefits of the act are extended also to tho widows of the officers and soldiers of the revolution, and to some others. The session continued all night, but most of the time nothing was done, there being no quorum. This morning nothing worthy of notice transpired, with the exception of the rejec tion of the bill for the admission of Oregon into the Union, and at noon the Senate ad journed. Ti.. it..- . i i,:. ..,...; t 11V 11UUIW) nm IHU VVUMI ,1,19 UJW, agreed to the Senate's amendments to the Civil and Diplomatic Bill, striking out the Tariff clause. The Senate's amendment to the Postoffice Appropriation Bill requiring prepayment of postage in all eases after the lstof Jan., 1856, was concurred in. An attempt was made to get up the bill to prevent foreign paupers, criminals or insane persons coming to this country. A debate ensued which touched on Know Nnrhing- ism, but the bill was finally laid on the ta. ble. The report of the Committee of Conference on tho Navy Appropriation Bill wns concur red in. The bill makes a clear appropriation for the ocean mail service, but says nothing about the Collins steamers, leaving it option al with with the President to continue the appropriation to the line or not. It is gen erally thought that it will be continued. - At half past eleven o'clock this morning the report of the Committee of Conference on the Civil and Diplomatic Bill was concur red in. When the roll was called, Mr. Ben ton violently protested against his name being called, and said that the proceedings were il legal, and he would not answer, as it was a violation and desecration of the Sabbath, &c. Much excitement ensued, in the midst of of which the Speaker playfully asked the doorkeepor to put him out. The proceed ings, however, were orderly, and the House adjourned at noon. 13?" The Democratic prints appear to be anxious to nmke the impression thatMr.Gcn try is, or will be, the Know Nothing candi date for Governor. Now we don't believe n word of this. We do not believe there is the slightest foundation for it. If the American party is as strong in Tennessee as some per sons represent it to be, they will probably nominate some man whose name has not been meitioned in connection with the office. This is tie course the order has pursued ill some other States perhaps it will be their policy here. Who can tell ' If it should, wouldn't the effect be startling! A peal of thunder from a cloudless sky wouldn't be a priming to it. Look sharp and stand from under. , iy Our clever friend of the "Knoxville Standard" wants to know how it is that we assume such a deferential tone when ad dressing "city editors." We are surprised at the question. Silliness and vanity must be flattered, while sanity and modesty may be reasoned with. The wise man said, "a soft answer tiirnetli nwny much wrath" mean ing, doubtless, that young goslings and stale eggs should be tenderly handled. No allu sion to you, John, however you're one of our sort, educated in the printing office, and know all the ropes. EgTTIiH Charleston Courier says: "All passengers on the South Carolina Railroad, who may neglect to secure their tickets from the Ticket Agent, will bo charged twenty five cents extra on settling with the conduc tor in the cars. fSPRolfe Saunders, formerly of the Knoxville Register, but now of the Memphis Eagle and Enquirer, passed up the Roi,d a few days ago. Thank him for the compli menta sent us, but would have been much more gratified had he given ut a call. Had'ut time, though, perhaps hurry to get back home young married men gonerally are older ones are not so pui titular about small matters. " 04r We notice that flour is selling at 5 per 100 lbs. at Knoxville, and the money market very stringent. Unless the windows of heaven are opened pretty soon, and the floods descend, we dont know what will be come of the poor printers up about the "head of atoambont navigation" Brethren, whv dont vou Drav for ruin: or are vou afraid your supplications, like thoso of the wicked, will not ascend above the house-tops! 5T The break in the connection on the Western and Atlnntie Railroad, caused by the destruction of the bridge at Etnwah, creates but little delay in the transportation of freights. We received on ' nesday lot of 82 reams of printing paper, which had come through from Charleston In about the usual time. IW We are Indebted to Messrs. be Witt & Davenport, No. 160 and 162 Nassau-st. New York, foi a copy of the "Know Nothing Almnnao and True Americans' Mnnunl for 1855. Single copies IS) cents; 81,00 per dozcu; 57,00 per 100. LETTER FROM SENATOR CELL. We find in the New York Express of the 23J ulU,the following letter from lion. John Bell, to a committee on behalf of the "Order of United Americans of the State of New York," in reply to an invit 'tion to join with them, nt Albany, on the 23.1, in celebrating the birth-day of Washington: Washington, Feb. 20, 1855. Gentlemen: The invitation you did me the honor to address to me, in behalf of the Order of L oiled Americans of the Statu ot New York, to unite with them in celebrating, according to their usual cuxtom, the coining anniversary of the birth of Wnhiutun, w.-is received several days since, and I must beg that you will not impute to me any intentional discourtesy in railiurr to reply to it promptly, It was accidental, and the consequence of the constant succession of demand upon the nt tention of a member of Congress near the close of a short session. In your letier of invitation you state thnt it is the object of your order "ever to keep alive in the hearts of the people 11 teachings or the farewell address ol the immortal Washington, and to promote and cherish n filial love for this noble land of their birth;" that you "propose again to celebrate the birth day of Washington, with sentiments of ven eration for his memory, a profound respect lor the precepts he t.iuoht, and to reiterate your determination to imitate his virtues, and adhere to his advice." No day in the year, save one, in my judgment, so well deserves to be observed as a national anuiverxary, and to tie forever commemorated with appropriate and imposing ceremonies, as the twenty-second of February, by American citizens. Washington led our armies to vietoiy in the momentous struvulH for naiional indepen dence. To the authority of his (rreal name and (he just weight of his counsels, we are mainly indebted lor the constitution th. bond ol the union between the States, with out which the blood and treasure expended in the revolution would have been unavailing sacrifices; nnri while to linn, more than to any other individual, belongs the glory ol'liaviiii; been Hie founder ol the Union, the. wisdom of the warnings and precepts of his farewell address unless the American people shall unhappily, forget to duly honor his memory will secure tor him in alter ages the super added glory of having been its preserver. Aolluii', then, can he more wise, patriotic and noble, in the designs of nny association, than to cherish and venerate his memory, to inn late his virtues, and to keep alive in the hearts nl the people the teachings ol Ins t .ire well address. Indeed, the farewell address of Washington should be embraced in the course of instruction in every primary school of the country. In the further and more particular explana tion of the objects of your order, vou quote tho following passages from the preamble of its constitution : "We disclaim all association with party politics. We hold no connection with party men. But we avow, distinctly, our purpose of doing whatever may seem best to us for sustaining our national institutions, for up holding our national liberties, and for freeing them from all foreign and pernicious influ ences whatever. Premising that, in your disclaimer of all association with party politics, or connection with party men, 1 presume that you simply mean to declare that you will have no affilia tion Willi the existiiijr political parties, or par ty leaders of the country ns Mich, and that the members of yonr order, while they do not propose to be merely passive iivcnts in the dissemination of sound and wholesome sen timents, but on tho contrary are determined to employ nn organization more compact, tUeclivennd powerful, than any ordinary party association,' and to do whatever may seem to them best in currying out the objects ot their order, yet llii.t they lire, nt the same time, equally determined to resist, us far as possilile, to avoid nllogelhi - those views ol political parties in general which have their origin m u Hellish, mercenary and ignoblo ambition, and which tend so greatly to de grade them to the condition ol mere fictions, I can see no exceptionable feature in the programme of vour order us above set forth. On the contrary, to sustain our national insti tutloiiH, to uphold our national liberties, and to maintain them in their operation ami pro. gress, free from nil foreign mid deleterious influences whatever, I consider it to lo the imperative duly of every American citizen. As to the means best adapted tu eflect these great purposes, men nviy differ, ns doubtless thbre wnl be some ilitlerenee of opinion In regard to them among the members of our order, but that I hey may be so fortunate as to adopt the wisest means and such as will secure the accomplishment of those truly na tional objects, must be the ardent with id' every true American patriot. Appreciating hi"hly Ihe pttnotic motives and objects of your association, as declared in vour lettei, as I do, I li.ive to re ''rut Hi it in V public duties, t this period of the session as I esteemed their olilii.-itioiis, I must de cline to accept, while I inn grateful tor Ihe compliment of your invitation to be present on tho occasion nl our celebrntion ol the birth day of the Father of his Country. 1 inn, gentlemen, with sentiments of high respect, Vour obedient servant, JOHN BELL Messrs. Charles E. Cildcrslceve, George II. Raymond, James II. 1 hayer, Committee, Jorijan Stokes. Tho Nashvillo Banner, of tho 4th, contains the following call upon this gentlemen: Messrs. IUitnrs I have been not a little astonished, that tho name of Jordan Slokes has not been mentioned as a suitable camli- d ite for Governor. He is every wav quali. I...- ..I .! i: .. .'...!. ..J. new, nn emmm hi no niuiiiary iiiafiiiiooe, line who cannot be charifcd with acts suffi cient to crvile prejudice in the mind of nny who is desirous of promoting the interest of the country. I am, with many others, desir ous that his name should be presented tor consideration. 1 am, A West Tessessebas. t37The Democratic State Convention to nominate a candidate for Governor, ia to as semble nt Nashville nn the 97lh instant. There acems to be no doubt of the present incumbent being unanimously nominated for re-election, despite the theocratic inaugural and the divine mission of modern democracy. Will the Convention make a platform for him and compel him to stand upon it, o- will they turn hlin loose without one! Ahti-Secrkt Societies. A meeting of the cil ir ens of h.ilem, Mass., wns to have been held on Saturday evening last. Th call was directed to nil thoso opposed to se. cret political organizations, and is klgned by 300 citizens, nnionrr whom nrn Judge White, George I'enbody, Otis P. Ijord, N. J. Lord, Ashahel Huntington, and other prominent Whigs and Democrats. ' f-if The Committee on Federal Relations reported to the Massachusetts House of Rep. riufintjitivia nil ThnrsHMV. A horiM nf r... tions, declaring the fugitive shire bill uucon stilutional, and requesting their Senators and Representatives iu Congress to work for it unconditional repeal. ' Look Out! When rold Ihe wind blows, take care of your nose, that it doesn't et froze, and wrap up your toes, In warm woolen hose. The above, we suppose, was written in pro, by some one who knons, ths tiTecl of cold scows. IdfThe New York Express observes that prior to the commenccwcbt of the war in Europe, it was a favorite theory w,th many sanguine but short siihted persons, that It would be of incalculable benefit to the United States, and maVc every body rich. But this theory has failed. Our mercantile marine was never so depressed freights are down to a miserably low mark, and the amount of tonnage far in excess of demand and the carrying trade of Europe still done by Eu- roean vessels. After enumerating other facts to show that this contest has been of no ma terial advantage to U, it says: "In view of these facts facts that cannot be gainsayed it is folly to inculcate the be lief that liy any possibilit y we are to be bene fitted by other people's misfortunes. Nations, in these days, nie so intimately connected, ono with another socially, conimercially,and financially if not politically that what iver of disaster shocks one is likely sooner or later, directly or indirectly, to affect all. If we were a nation of barbarians n multitudinous peo ple banded together like Ihe hords ol Genghis Khan, or the myriads of King Altila having less interest or concern iu the quiet mid civil izing pursuits of international commerce than in brutalizing nclicines of robbery and conquest then we could easily see how the bloodiest wars, in remote nations, mioht rage on, without affecting us one way or another. As it is, however, we nro so cir cumstanced lhat we cannot if we would, be wholly indifferent to n struggle: of the char in ter and magnitude of that which is now in progress. We nre intensely indifferent to the success or overthrow of the diplomatic policy w hich the belligerents nre severally seeking to estahlish but we are not nisetisi lile to the undesirable influences wliieh the contest, itself, is exercising, and is destined to exercise, upon the most important interests of Ihe ciuntiy. Ileiuo, we dare say, we do hut utter the sincere sentiment of every re- flcctiiii! and uilcllirrent imnd, when we de- clare, Hist the very best news could come to us now, would be news that peace is restor ed.'' An Iumense Terkitorv. Our whole ter ritory East of the Mississippi, is not quite equal to that West of the Rocky Mountains the latter being 87,029 square miles, and the different in its favor, 4,633. But the vast country between these two natural bounds, the Mississippi River, nnd the Rocky Moun l.iins, is nearly one half larger than either of the othr divisions named, and two thirds of both together. ffThe Paris correspondent of the Phila delphia NorthAmurican remarks that it seems scared; any longer possible to doubt that we are on the verge of a general European war, separaled from it no further than by the month or two which must elapse before the proper period arrives to enter upon a cam pnign. Something may, indeed, yet avert a n catastrophe; but as far as present prospects are concerned, the only doubtful point ap pears to ringe w ith certainty on cither side the respective combatants. All Europe is already bristling with bayonets. ' ' -tTTse tesultof the ballotting for a U. S. Senatol in the Pennsylvania Legislature, Tuesday, iv.is ns follows : Cameron 55; Buck alew 23; scattering 52. Three ballots were taken, anil it being evident that a compromise between (lie parties was impossible, the joint eonventicfi adjourned until the first Tuesday in Octohir thus leaving to the next Legis. lature the settlement of the Senatorial qut-s. tion, nnd to Governor Pollock the appoint. ment of Mr. Cooper s successor. The Cum- eronians have lost all hope. fWA dispatch from Trenton, N. J., dated the 26th ult., says' lhat the temperance men have ordered a State Convention for the 7th install!, 'to take measures in regard to the de feat of the prohibitory law. They declare themselves opposed to the) minority's bill, which simply proposes to tukfe the qnestiou next November, whether the people are iu fa vor of such a law as the House passed and the Senate defeated. TitKriToN, N. J., Feb. 24. A letter fiom n considerable number of the members of our legislature has been ad dressed to George Law, of New York, urging upon him the acceptance of the Presidency as the Know Nothing can. lidate. This has been done over the head of Commodore Stockton, who has all along heretofore carrii d nil the "Jarscys" in his breeches pocket. Georgo L-uv, however, is considered a still wealthier man, and Democ racy in this State being gauged by dollars and cents, the gallant Commodore must give way to the great Contractor. It is supposed that Law w ill accept on high pressure filibus tering principles. ST One of the rumors of the day says that tho Palmeiston plan includes the raising of nn insurrection in Poland, tho destruction of Odessa, the coercion of Prussia to tike p art in the contest, one side or the other, and nil immediate loan of 25,003,000 to remove all financial anxieties. How muu i truth there is in nl! this we do not know. Lord Pan inure, the new Secretary of War, declared in the House of Lords that one of tho rules of his administration should be to employ no man not practically qualified for the duties confid ed to him. This would seem to be a very plain rule of common sense; but tho New York Commercial says: "That will be a reform thnt will probably create not a few enemies among the aristo. cracv, but will work a revolution in the de paritneiit. Lord Pnnmure is sufficiently in dependent to carry out his purpose." C7 The Savannah Courier, of Saturday ovening, tays: "We have been shown to-day a spurious hill of Ihe Bank of thn State of Georgia of Ihe denomination of (50, payable tit the Ur uch in AiiL'iista, to John rhinizv. dated 4th March, 1836, signed A. Potter, Cashier, nnd W. B. Hullock, President. It is a dan uerolia counterfeit. The genuine plate of 60's ia so exactly imitated that it is Well cal culated to deceive. The signatures are well cxeeiited, apparently engraved nnd traced over w un pen nun ma. i m paper is lines snd of dingy yellow, and the back not rinted m red ink. 1 he general impression is good, but the fraud may be detected by noticing the filling up of the words Branch, Auinisla, the number, date, payee, nnd the color of Ihe paper. "I he public need hardly he told to be on their inurd nL'ninst these bills. U'e have heard of lour of them Hils morning." 3jr Some fears appear to bo entertained In New Orluaps, lhat when the spring rains beirm to descend, the immense quantity of snow which has fallen on the npjier Missis sippi end its numberless tributaries ahall have melted, the city will be in danger of an overflow. Wasiusgtox, fVb. ;P The Amerii-an party in New York c;. crlebrated the 22d in honor of the memo' and principles ol the "Father of his couutrv's in tine and very imposing style. Among the letters received by the Cornn.it, tee of Invitation was one from tlie Ion. ju, Bell. Senator in Congress from Tennea w hich breathes the true sentiments vt j .' otic and hightoned American Statesman Col. Bell coincides fully and cordially sentiments of the Committee .f Invitation expressed ia their letter to him. The Ordt of Americans will find in Col. Bt-ll, should h be sefected as the Presidential standard l4r. er of lhat Order, a man ofsuperior character forecast and nerve. If elected President of the United States, he will not only commit no mistakes, but w ill prove himself to be 0n of the best and most popular chief niaj;i. strntes that the nation has had, since Gcoij, Washington presided over its destinies. tThe New York Times contains a l ter from Kossuth not at all complimentary to this country and its people. He savs, in effect, that we were ruled by old fogies nn. dcr Mr. Fillmore's administration, and that things are not a whit better under that of President Pierce. Kossuth is no doubt con. sidernbly chagrinec because w e failed to tuks his advice. l:if A dispatch from Washington to ths New York Tribune, dated the 24th ult., savs : Some of the new Cuban bonds, issued ly the Cuban Junta, Iwve been received hers rrom Nev Orleans. They do not differ ma terially from the old ones put forth by Lopez, and a copy of which was published in the In. teiligencer, but are signed by Gen. John A. Quitman, commander in chief, Gaspar Betan. coiirt, President of the Junta nt New Orleans; and John S. Tr.isher, as Secretary. The' Bonds are of various denominations, fmru $50 up. Gen. Quitman arrived in New Or leans on Friday, the IGth. lor the purpose of taking command of the invading urinv, and it was expected would leave there within a week. Private letters from Cuba assert that ths men nrresled in Havana have no connection with the Qiiitiiniii Expedition. f9ryThe latest intelligence iu regard to the health of Mr. Mason, our Minister at Paris, is contained in the following extract from tho letter of a Pnria correspondent: "The health of Mr. Mason is gradually im. proving. Mentally, his convaleseiice is com plete; ho yet labors under a partial paralysis wliieh renders locomotion impossible, but'the muscular movements nre gradually resuming Iheir natural power, and there is a fair hops that these too uiu susceptible of a complete restoration. t-lTThere nre 80 K. N. Councils in New Jersey, averaging about 100 members each. Each member pavs an initiation fee of 80 cents, of which tut 30 cents, is retained by the Councils, the balance going to the treas ury of the Grand Council. HfThe Anti Know Nothings in the New York Legislature are throwing down the gauntlet to their opponents in the Assembly by the introduction of resolutions directly antagonistic to their creed. A proposition was offered on Friday for amending the Con stitution to the following i ffect: "That every male citizen of the nge of twenty-one years, who ahull have been a citizen for ten days, and un ihubilunt of this State one year pre ceding any election, and for the last lour mouths u resident of the county where he may offer his vote, shall be entitled to vote." And a resolution was also in I rod need declsr. ing the meeting of persona in secret to deprive any other persons of their rights as cili zens, a misdemeanor, und punishable as SUlh. The less a man knows the more easily h is tickled. A thread bare joke uttered Lv a second rate clown, will keep a bench of blockheads in laughter for a week. Intelli gence ruiislo thought and taciturnity. These liege t bile nhd'a dislike fur all kinds of bois terous merriment Salmon. A pair of salmon, cnni'ht in the Peiioliscot hint week,' were offered for sale at Bangor, Me., for the moderate sum of 880. They weighed about 16 pounds each, which. at the price utkec, would be fii 50 dm pound. New Hampshire Politics: The Demo. crals held it mass meeting in Manchester on the 271 It, the attendance being quite lurt'e. Speeches denouncing the Know Nothings and predicting Ihe success of the Democralie party in the coming election, w ere made. Ex. Got ernor Steele presided, and greut euthu si.isin was manifested. Jojtn Mitchell, Eu. Amonir the ms. sent-ers who arrived in t'harieston on Friday aiternooii, in me u. is. 0l.nl steamship JVish ville, was the Irish patriot. John Mitchell. Esq , w ho is stopping with his hiinily at tkn Charleston Hotel. The Courier understandt that he is en route to Tennessee, where intends sell ling down. Gambling ia Ntw Yuiik. A New York per savs; "Gambling of every description ia carried on in this city to u fearlul extent. It ia stated that the sum of $I0,0U0 alone is daily ex. ponded in the policy trade, exclusive of lot. lery tickets. One firm, on the southeast cor ner of Grand street and Broadway receives d .ilyover 3.0U0 the average per cent, in invor oi ine uii Kers tieing calculated lor a year, yields thee nioiis profit ol $140,1 00. Washington, March 1 Much importance is niacin d to Ihe regula tions adopted on Thursday by the National Agricultural Society, objecting to the doc trines ol Free Trade for agriculture nnd pro lection lor other interests, and coupled with the remarks made by Mr. Clayton, in the Sennte.it is thought to be significant of some important convulsion in the uolilicul world- supposed to be nothing less than the ulti mate amalgamation of the w hole agricultural imprests nl the country with Know Nolbiog ism oh the Delaware platlorm. New Ohliaks. March S. Holders of Cotton ask an advance. The sales today comprised 4,000 bales, making an aggregate during Ihe week of 30,000 bales. The slock on hand ia 128,000 bales. Ths decrease in the receipts at this port as com pared with Inst yenr, is 37,000 bales. t7"Gen.Vin. Cul.um hat announced liinr self ns candidate for re-election tp CoogreM from the Mountain district. Mrin the U. S. Circuit Court at Now York, on Saturday, Captain Smith, of the brig Julia Moullon, found cuiltv of being to- gaged in the slave trade, the penally of which is, death, was granted a new trial. Uf A German family in New York were recently puisoncd by eating raw bnt'pn hn Tw o of them, Win. Wise und w iff, are ieti, and the third person, also an adult, is not ex peeled to recover: Hums are not uhfrequent ly poisoned by Ihe inenns rmoh ved to pre serve them, but ihe poiaon Is drawn out in the act of boiling this mode of cooking llicm, then, is regarded the safest. Advice to a drowning mun : Keep your head above the water.