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JOHN' L. JA ItX I NG & .CO ., EDITORS AN j'BOl'BIKTOBS "tUESDAV HORNING, FEB. 28, 18S4. THE NEBHASKlQUESTlON IN TUE TENNESSEE a v . Jatur& . . la tho House Representatives, y'esferJay.'irrr Lucas" offered thooHamngiprcamble & resolu tion : , "U'tiprcAa. an important 'hill 3 now penainjr n the Senate of tlie United State, relative to the es-r tabltsbment 01 .wmwrui yi-ruuiuuio iw nd Nebraska, .by the provisionsof which the con stitutional rights of the South arc conceded and WHreBiTthe Hon. Jas. O. Jones Senator in Congress from Uio Stato of Tonneswe has announc h1 his determination to supiwrt said bilL Thcrc- ,0r& fl Resolved hi He General Asemlh) of Vie Shite of Tennessee, That wo heartily approve the .nation takci, by ourualor on sud bill in jus speech delivered in I lie Senate ol the United States on the 15th day of IVbinary, ISM." MfjfLAunoflWnl th following resolutions in hen if iixtx niwu'ik J2fttf7. f. tie Venernl Atsemhly tha Stale of n.-i ..... .vir.liallv WPrOVO Ot tlie 1)111 norf iiiircns-dcralion in tho United States Sen- nUviutwIiictNl by lh Hon. Mr. B lo'fiif'tli? on?ntiti' n anil flo' lNi lrasks jouf hl-in-as Ti-nitoiies r. JJUUlil4Af, ui 1111- povenitnent of tho that wo believe I ... pa.. I lull lit nmnril t I 111 nueilion or sliveiy, to he jut and equitable, in t'tiiioniuiy willi. ih.i A-diTal constitution, lhe treaty by whi'-h tliersid t.-'rrilory was acquired, and the comprosiiiso ct or tiTtl), Wherefore, our Senators in Congress are heri'by instructed, and ourllepre stlv ri'iuipstftl. to irivo the proposed measure their zealous support, and to useall proper fM-ttinns tu Obtain flu- pngo of tho Mine. iLS.A. f,iTil.n- Thallhe Governor or Temics sef.it h'-ruliy re pietil to forward a copy or this resolution to our Senators and Representatives in Oouiirem. These rcv)lnt!on lie over under the rule. They uill nrObably u'uv li-ic. to some interesting debate before a final vote W taken on them. u.. h. Hli retnliiiiou obiectionable. as beiti entirely ihtnmiM anil invidious in its charac ter. Ii treat! with indilVerence, not to say disre ?nectiJirtUirriuwiibera of the Tennessee delega- tioiriu Conglejs, many, pel haps oil, or whom are warm'l'riends of ihn Nebraska measure. Mr. Lamb's ieMluiion is not open to this objec lioti. It cnd.rse (he JCcbraka bill fairly aiid -qiiarcly, uilhotiilving personal and partizan in in charaiilw. No true friend of tho bill can raise any obj ciiun m it. and if whig members arc sin cerely deAiroiH r.f ilefining their positions on this important question, they cannot refuse to accept t'lis resolution in li.-n of lhe purely personal one of-f.-rcl by Mr. Lucas. We shall sec by their votes however, the f-plrit in which whig members ap p.oiuli Ibis pit-al queslion. This 'Nebraska bill," as 'tis commonly called provide poieiiunciits for tho territories of Nebias ka and lvansa?. Tho 1st section provides that when adiiulteil as Slates, said territories, or any portion then !' lmll be received witli or without s'avcry, as tke rcoustitntions may declare at thetime cf admission. Tlie'uther sections with the exception of the Mlh, provide for the salaries of officers, the extinction of the Indian title, &c The 14th section extends lhe l.iws of the United States to said ter ritory. One or two amendments have been offered to tliis section, and as it now stands it extends the 1 iws or the United Slates to the uew territory, with the filloviug exception: "Except lhe Slit section or the act preparatory to tha ndnmiioti of Misouri into the Uniou, ap proved ilrtn h li, 1S00, which, being inconsistent with thu J rmeiple of non-iuierveniien by Congress with slavery in lhe Slates and Territories, as re cojni7.il by the legislation of 1850, commonly called tlm ('omprumise Measures, is hereby declared inoperative and void; it bring the true intent aud meanim,' of tho net not lo legislate slavery into any Territi ry ir Slate, nor to exclude it therefrom, but to lean: the p:-.plj thereof perfectly free to form and regulalo their domestic institutions in their own way, ulect only to tho Constitution of the United States." This is llio shape of the bill as it now stands in the Uid'ed States Senate. 1-IILST CUNHKKKSIOXAli UlSTRlCr. Tho lUuner of yeslerday, says AVe are pleaded to le.inf that a private letter, re ceive 1 by M. S. Tituplk, Em , the Representative Irom Greene, H.iwkini, .to., Saturday from Green ville, conveys the information that the Whig Con gressional (!ouvenlinu which met in that place to choose a candidate for Congr s, to fill the unex pired term of tho late lion. Brookins Campbell, dis charge! lli it duly harmoniously. N. G. Taylor, Esq., it the nominee; and the other whig candidates havo withdrawn from the field. We learn, with much pleasure, that Gen. Sam. Millio is is also a candidate in the first district, Col. Milijoas a democrat, good and true, and stands deservedly high as a gentleman and a man of ability. 1 lo is, wo learn, the only democrat in the field, and we trust the democratic party in the district will rally to his support as one man. Al though llu whig majority is very large, it is not impoible lo overcome it. Wo believe, indeed, that by a judicious and vigorous canvass it ca be overcome, and we think Gen. Millio vk competent to conduct such a canvass, if properly seconded by his political friends. TlllUTV-TltlUU C0NUBKSS-1''1BST SESSION'. Washington, Feb. 'St. Senate. Numerous petitions were presented agaiust the repeal of llio Missouri compromise. Mr. Shiehh submitted a petition from the inven tor of the atmospheric telegraph, asking an appro priation or $."i,000 to enable him to construct ten miles of his telegraph, which was roferred to a special eommiUeo. Mr. Cam presented a petiti.in relative to religious freedom, asking the interposition of this govern ment with loreign powers when such interposition iarequired in order to socuro to American citizens abroad the enjoyment ot" i elisions worship and a place, of sepiilimo aud right of christian burial when dead. lie fvjiid it was strange that such demands are rendered necessary by the arrogance of earthly presumption in this day of knowledge and search ing inquiry. But so it was, and public opinion in this country is awakening to thu interest of this question, aud it is time our voicl Miould bo heard, lie said the ficedom of religious worship is a subject belonging (o tha kingdom of Uod, and not of man. and huuriu rulers cannot interfere with it without equal injustice and presumption. Of course wo claim no right lo inteifere between other govern ments and their own people, except the right of judgment and condemnation common to all conn tries not crushed by the foot of the oppressor. When such acts' of revolting tyranny occur to shock the feelings of mankind, iwheii American citizens are tin. suH'erers, it is tho undeniable duty of this government to tako such measures as are justified by llu- laws of nations to insure their prelection and the exerci-n of rights which ought to bo wholly without ihe scope of political institutions as they aro without their just authority. He said ho pro posed at some conwnirnt time to rcf'or to it. He woul.1 then rail the attention of lhe committee to tho ex.i.llet report made last session, when similar petitions were piemed by Mr. Underwood, now no longer a member and he onld ask to be heard on he question. He desired also to allude to a SiBlT,M hmrU: U " ivould bo recollected that he made sonm .Uiarla kst sessi whon n sunilar petition was presented, which to gtlher with the proceedings on that oceaon had been revised with some severity by Archbishop .Hughe?, in an article published over his name anil rjVtte'No from " li0 ,iad bw"" Kieatly misunder stood. . Mr. C. desired to reassert and maintain his true 'views, whicli task he should execute with all respect '.due tho persoual character of the distinguished prelate, but with that freedom which belongs equal ly to the subject, and to his own position as a mcm- her of the Senate. He moved a reference of tho petition to the com mittee on Foreign Affairs. , House. Mr. Uisnoy, from the committee on Pub- lie Lauds, reported back tue Senate bill grantiug t!0,Olk) acres of land to Wisconsin for railroad purposes. He advjeated ih ? measure, but pending si?? .discussion tho Housu a Ijburned for want of u quorum. 3 C. - , i FOREICrS-NEWS f35 ?i ? I t ST'-' - r.-i DETjMLlTHEpftgl IMPORTANT DEBATElN -ARLIAMENT P1RTICULIBS OF TUB G RE ATJSAXU-iE f)R ..CLT ATE AWFUL SLIUGIITER. OF THE RUSSIANS ! Wo gather thc-follb'n'ingfurther details of tho Jlaltic's news from-our; New, york; exchanges.' The Europa has arrived since, bringing later intel- gence, which, however, does.npt impair the mler- .cst of tha details . here given. Particu'ars of tho JSuropa's news will " probably be found under our telegraphic head: ExoLAyn. An important debate has taken placa in the British Parliament which shows that a gen eral war is inevitable.' Tu tha House of Lords on Monday, tho Cth, the Marquis of Clanricarde brought forword his mo tion 'to call the attention of the House to the .state of the country with relation to the question ot peace or war. while there was the faintest probability of nego tiations resulting in peace, he was unwilling to pro voke discussion; and would rest content with ask ing the Foreign Secretary the simple, yet impor tant questions, has any answer been recciveit irom the Kmncror of Russia? what is the present stato of diplomatic relations -with that power? and what instructions, if any, had been sent to tho .British Minister at bt. I'etersburgf The iiarl ol Clarendon replied that iioru uann- carde was so far correct in his supposition that a proposal from tho Emperor of Russia has been received at Vienna, and was knowu them on Fri day, dd mst. statins the terms on winch ho would bo prepared to negotiate forpoace. Ho (Lord Clarendon) had only that afternoon, the Cth, ro ceived official intimation of the fact. It was only on tho 2d instant that tha conference was called to gether and these proposals, or rather this counter project' of the Emperor of Russia, was communi cated by Count Buol, the Austrian representative,. to tho representatives of 1'rance, hnglanu, and Prussia. The dispatch announcing this fact was not j'et in lhe hands of all tho members of Government, but he (Clarendon) could inform the House that the terms of tho Emperor's proposal were quite unac centable. and not of a character to permittheir being sent to Constantinople. Upon that point no doubt existed for a moment in die minds of the members of the conference. In reply to Lord Clanricarde's second inquiry, Lord Clarendon replied that on Saturday cveuing, 4th. Baron Brimow, Russian Minister at London, called at the Foreign Office and made known that the answers civen to the inquiries of his Govern ment did not permit him lo continue his official functions, and consequently diplomatic relation be tween Russia and Britain are broken oil". The Earl of Elleuborough had been always of opinion that this question with iuissia could be solved in no way but by war, and ho hoped that Ministers would not be deluded by any circum stance into relaxing their preparations for that con- tigcucy. lie considered that iintain is at the com mencement of one of the most formidable wars in which she has encased. He acquitted the country of the guilt of that war, but he could not acquit ministers U they tailed to prepare lor a great ana arduous strusclc. In particular, were they pre pared to present a fleet of sufficient force in the Baltic immediately ou the breakhiL' up of the ice, The Marquis of Clanricarde agreed with Lord Ellenboromrh in believing that the war would be a momentous one, but ho could not quite say that ministeis were wholly irresponsible for this coming war. Although they had acted with ability, he be lieved that frequently they had not said the right thing at tho right tune, and, as it was evident both that the discussion of the matter must have a re trospective character, and that the present position ot auairs could not continue long, lie would renew his motion that day week. In course of the debate in theBritish Parliament, Karl Fitzwilliam said thatthepresentstate of affairs could not continue long. lie thought it had already continued altogether too long. Whether tho coun try was fully aware of the tremendous character of the contact in which ltis about to engage, he would not stop lo discus;, but he would say that there never was a war in which tho peopla would not heartily support the government Lord Beaumont complained that the information given by Lord Clarendon was meagre. He would therefore ask whether instructions have been sent for the withdrawal of the British ambassador from St Petersburg, and for stopping further ncgotia tions there. The Earl of Clarendon replied that he was sor ry Lord Beaumont thought his information mea gre, or that he had held out hopes and expectations that fresh negotiations may bo entered into, and that peace maybe preserved. He (Clarendon) held out no such hopes. He had already said that ne gotiations have been brought to a close at Vienna; that Russia's new proposals being unacceptable could not be transmitte 1 to Constantinople, and so there was an end of them; and that he had no reason lolK-lievc that fresh negotiations on the sub ject would be renewed. He wa3 nuable to state why Count Orlofl' prolonged his stay in Vienna af ter "having executed his mission relating to the trea ties between Austria and Russia. Willi respect to the question whether the Brit ish minister is withdrawn from St Petersburg, ho would say that since JJaron JJrunow s retirement there had not been time to do more than commu nicate with the French government, but to-morrow (7th) instructions would be sent by France and England to General Casllphojeic ami Sir George Seymour, their ministers at ot Petersburg, which will place them on exactly the same footing as the Russian ministers at Paris and London have adopt ed, and diplomatic intercourse between tho two count ries and Russia will be su-'pended. Tl.i i statement by the government created much excitement in the House. Fkance. M. Kis'cleff, tho Russian Ambassador, left Paris on Monday evening, the Cth, for Germa ny. Tho London Tones gives the following particulars or tho battle or Citate, from a private letter : On Friday, the Gth of January, the Turkish troops under the orders of Ismail I'acha, and Ah med Pacha, marched to attack the Russians, who had fortified themselves in tho village of Citate, whidiis about Gve hours' march from ICalafat The force of Ismail Pacha wa3 composed of three regi ments of regular cavalry and one regiment of Bashi Bazouka, with six guns. Ahmed Pacha was sta tioned atsoino distance from the village with some reserve troops, consisting of five battalions, and al so six guns. The Russian force in the village consisted of Ihreu battalions or inruntry, commanded by CoL Bonnegaide, three squadrons or hussars, and two squadrons of Cossacks, with six gnus. The Turkish troops, were as will be seen, supe rior in number; but the position of the Russians, who were distributed in all the lionsos of tho vil lage, which is of great extent, and whicli is sur rounded by a double ditch, rendered the attack ex tremely perilous, as the enemy, well sheltered, were enabled to direct a murderous Cre upon the Turks, without the latter being able to reply to it In spite of this evident disadvairage, Ismail Pa cha gave orders for the attack, and threw himself into the village under n shower of balls from all the windows. At first the Turks received very se rious injury; but although this circumstance soine whit disorganized their attack, their impetuosity was by no means checked. The greater portion of the soldiers, who had never before been exposed to rausketery, nevertheless displa3-ed indomitable courage. After a desperate struggle they attacked the houses, and fought hand to hand with sword and bayonet. The massacre was frightful. The Rus sians iii vain begged for quarters. In the fever of the fight the Turks listened to nothing, and slaugh tered, without pity, all who fell under their hands. The Musselmans of the Crimea, incorporated with the Russian army, in vain appealed to their charac ter of Musselmans. No quarter was given to them. Gutters of blood ran down the streets from this wholesale human slaughter. To add. to the hor rors of thescene, it may be stated that a number of pigs which had been let loose, were seen eating the dead bodies. All who could escape took refuge in a redoubt at the head of tho village, and tlience'recommcnced a murderous fire upon the Turks, who returned it vigorously, but not without receiving considerable injury from the Russian guns. At last the enemy, incapable of any further strug gle, decided on abandoning the entrenchments. A umber of Russian troops had already evacuated the place, when a Colonel of Turkish cavalry con ceded the unfortunate idea of endeavoring to op pose their passage, 1 Tho Russians, finding themselves surrounded, and liavmg no outlet for escape, . and no resource but the terrible energy derived from despair no of cr a'ternaiv? but to conquer ordir, recon iiienced the Dgnt with dcsperaiioji; andiff .i.jTlgor ous sortie they succeeded iuj-aptufihg two grtnsJ It shoul f be statol lhat the irk,jpont their first success to the entreuchmjnts, cdmmittedthein creditable, fault of not dejiroying'tlie oneiiTy's guns. While the battle was thus going 'on in tho village twelve battalions of iufantry-of .tlie Russian, army and squadron of cavalry, wills sixteen pieces ofcan- null were urouiii. tu utu ai3iaiii;e ui uie uesigeu, and attempted to place; the Turks between two- lires. iniormanon oi una was given to jvnmeu -Pacha, whorby,a skilful manoeuvre, directed h'a sol, diera to the point, in order to prevent the juuetion with the beseiged troops. For this movement he made use of threeorhis reserved battalions. The advantage of the position was now on tho side of the Turks, -who were on the ground which sloped toward tlie Russians; 'but the latter were in three times greater number than the Turks. In spite of this inequality, however, the.Russians.wero entirely beaten, and fled in tho greatest ih'sorcler,, They were completely routed, a fact constituting, a feat of arm3 ou the part of tho Turks which does great honor to them and establishes another impor tant truth that tho Russians cannot cope with Turkish troops in equal numbers to thenselves in' ppen field, and that they can, only hopo for any .suc cess when they havo a mucu more powerim torce than their enemy. Their losses in these two sim ultaneous affairs amount to nearly 4,000 men, a nfong whom are included 50 superior officers. The Turks had about 300 killed and 390 wounded, who were sent to tho hospitals of Widdin, and ot whom it is hoped the greater part maybe saved. Accoruing to tno opinion oi suiuu sujjcwui um cers now at Widdin, this affair is a most glorious one for the Turks, and, if not productive of any material result, will at least prove or great moral advantage to them. On tho next day the Russians atfempted to re- occupy the redoubt from which they, had beendri- - .i ii i . . t e Ten in llio mgui, out uiu appearance ui some xui- kish battalions discourgod them from tho attempt, aud they beat a retreat At tho time or tho attack upon the village, tho Turkish soldiers, particularly tho Bashi-Bazouks, committed the fault or stopping to pillage before en tirely assured or victory, and by thi3.means, indes- -i .i i i i i i . n r.. pulling tue ueau, uuiameu oiue muiny aiuoius, much to tho prejudice orthe general interest ltis to be regretted that it has not been possible to de rive all the advantages from this affair of which it is susceptible, at least so fin-as regards material ben efit; but, as fiw as regards tho moral effect, there is nothing to desire. Ismail Pacha fought like a lion, and more like a soldier than a general. He had two horses killed under hinff He was grazed with two balls, one on the shoulder, and another on the wrist A third ball struck the scabbard of his sword. Tho Turks took from tho field or battle, besides a number or horses, a great many muskets, sabres, uchakos, epauletts, and decorations, and also many wounded. The latter consoled themselves for their wounds by tho sight or watchesor handfulls of gold, gathered in tho midst of danger, which they placed in their beds of pain as a solace to their sufferings. Justice has been dono to tho bravery of the Rus sian officers, who courageously did their duty, but were badly seconded by the soldiers, whom it wa3 often neccisary to prick with the point or the ba yonet, in order to prevent them from running a way. Some of tho Wallachian militia were incor porated among tho Russian troops; but the former force was in very bail odor with the Ru33ian offi cers, and were continually subjected to their jeers. A AVallachian captain refused lo march against the Turks, and he consummated his refusal by blowing out his brains. These facts may be relied on. The Wallachian soldiers are continually deserting to the Turks, whose position is decidedly becoming advantageous. It is believed that they will shortly undertake a new expedition. Besides this, although I do not state the fiicts as certain, it is said that Omer Pacha is about to pro ceed to Widden. At all events, the Turks will be received in Walladhia &3 liberators. The Turkish soldier enjoy3 a reputation for honesty and good conduct, which is well founded. All tlie provisions which aro necessary are paid for in ready money, and no burden is thrown on the inhabitants. So much cannot be said for the Russians., who are, indeed charged with all sorts of odious acts. About two or three weeks ago, some Cossacks, at a village near I'lewan, cut on trie neaus oi aua chians and violated fifteen women. Thus, the Rus sians are strantro protectors. When tlie Turks reached the village, with the view of assisting the unfortunate inhabitants, the culprits nau escapeu. AIlllIVAIi OF THE N'OBTHEKX LIGHT. New York, Feb. 23. The Northern Light arrived at half-past 5. She left San Juan on the 15th, with San Francisco dates to the evening of the 1st, makiug the trip through in 21 days and 19 hours being the quickest on re cord. The Northern Light brings 400 passengers and SS0C.000 on freight. Among the passengers on the Narthern Light are the Hon. Winston Pierce, Col. N. Johnson and family, and Judge Tracy. The Golden Gate was stranded at the entrance of the harbor of San Diego on the morning of tlie 18 tli. The steamahip Columbia was endeavoring to get her off. Advices at San Francisco from Walker's expedi tion, stato that the bark Carolina had baen cap tured in the Guirby the Mexican cutter Guerreros. Later accounts from Walker's expedition state that matters were apparently going on prosperous ly. President Walker had issued a decree dividing the Repubhc into two States Lower California and Sonora. The sloop-of-war Portsmouth and a Government mail steamer wero to sail from San Francisco ror Lower California to look after Walker's expedition. A later dispatch says that the Golden Gato got off on tho morning ot the 2oth, with less injury than was expected. The rain3 had been heavy and the miners were busy. 1 he markets at San Francisco, during the fort night had becii stagnant, and prices lower than for the month previous, while a large number of arri vals had materially increased tho stock. Haxall flour was selling at 12, outsido brands $9, with a more animated market Clear pork $17, choice hams lli con Is; choico butter 23 Jc Cincinnati, Feb. 23. Tbo Martha Washington conspirators, including Kissane, Cuinmings, Cole, and Chapins, were arrest ed this morning on a requisition from tho Governor of Arkansas, and taken away immediately, heavily ironed. A destructive firo occurred last night on Fourth street, between Maine and Sycamore. Geyer's furniture establishment, Meaking and Pickering's fancy stores, and, aud Pearson's periodical store wero destroyed. Loss $70,000; partially insured. New Orleans, Feb. 23. Thero has been no failure of importance this pea son. The failure of the cotton house recently re ported is a malicious falsehood. Cincinnati, Feb. 23. Tho arrest of the Martha Washington conspira tors caused much excitement to-day- - Kissano and others, who had been stopping at the AValnut street House, attacked Robert Shaw, who was a witness against them during the lato trial, beating him se verely in the bar-room of the hotel. This caused much bitterness of feeling in tho community. To day Capt Cummings's wife seized Sidney C. Bur Ion in tho street, and threatened his life, when Burton drew a pistol, and for this she had him ar rested. The warrant under which they wero ar rested, charges them with arson and murder. 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'See advertisement. - j TENNESSEE LEGISLATURE A SENATE MbusnjIS Session.-1 1 .Senate met pursuant toaqjournraeuu szt IS7eral of the standinrfcominitteesireported St Off matters that had been previously referred to them; and olirer business pertaining toihe morning busi ness was.transactcilaniL.mQtions to. reconsidcCr;:. were generally disposed of. ;TheSeuate then Ttqolr up House .bills on-.third reading. BilMopfovide an annual sum for the support and maintcnancc of the Institution for the Education or the Deaf and Duinb at Krtoxville, and'for other pur poses, which was read, severally amended and passed. f Bill, to increase the, salaries or the Judges and Clia3cellors.fn tliis State,, was read and passed. . The resolution to bring on the election or Slate Geologist on Tuesday the 2Sth inst, which was "read and adopted. "; Bill to amend an. act. passed 28th January,. 1818, .entitled, ian act to define cases in which tho, State may be taxed, with costs, was amended and pass ed. , . . Bill forthe rclier or J. K. Shoot, was read, amend ed and passed. Mr. Carriger, from tho committeoon Agriculture, reported the bill to establish" a Bureau of Agricul ture, itc., and recommended its passage; the report was concurred in", aud bill passed second reading. Resolution to make tho Architect tho superin tendent of tlie public buildings,- was read and witli drawnibr amendment. Resolution giving tho public printers further time to finish tho acts and journal?; which was read and adopted. Mr. Farqnharson introduced a resolution 16 re quire the clerk lo make out, a caption or tlie laws passed at this session, and have a number printed for the use of the members. Onmolien the Senate took a recessuntil 2 o'clock Ff M. j$ HOUSE Moenino Session. Monday, Feb. 27. The House met pursuant to adjournment, and tlie journal of Saturday was read. Mr. Bullen, from the Committee on Roads; Mr. Richardson Irom Commiltee on imroiieu iiuis; Air. Cooper, on New Counties, &a, presented reports from their several committees. Mr. Lucas offered a resolution in relation to the Kansas and Nebraska question, endorsing tho course of Senator Jones on the, same; lies over one day. Mr. Lamb also offered a resolution approving the Nebraska Bill, and instructing our Senators, A'?., to snnnort the bill: lies over under tho rule. Mr. Winchester reported from tho Committeo of Conhrenceon tho Jlart s jicrry TurnpiKo uiu, wun 'suggestions. Mr. Bailey reported on behalf or the Judiciary Committee in the absenco br the chairman. The House took iip the Resolution lo print 75 additional copie3 or the Acts or Assembly offered by Mr. CarrelL After some conversation, tho Resolution was withdrawn. And the House took, im the Calendar of House bills on third reading, and reports of standing com mittees. Tho bill to repeal the 11th section of tlie act or Feb. o, loJO a bill in lieu reporleu by the uom mittee on the Judiciary refos-ing compensation to Revenue Commissioners lor nou-attenuance, ad opted, the caption amepdei and thp bill passed; ayes, oa; noes, u. The bill to perfect and perpetuate evidences of payment and distribution ol assets ot estates uy the parties entrusted with the same; passcd; ayes, 49; noes, 1G. The bill to protect the State againstloss in bonds issued to Railroads; passed, ayes, CO; noes, 5. The bill to amend tho practice in Chancery Courts and for other purpose; a bill m lieu reported by tho Judiciary Committee: adopted. Mr. Smith, of Haywood, offered an amendment relative to times ot holding Chancery Courts in Bolivar, Obion, fcc ; adopted. Mr. Cooke moved to amend in several particulars, and Mr. Bailey explained, and after some discussion between those gentlemen and Air. Hawkins, the bill as amended passed; ayes, 52; noes, 13. Mr. Chamberlain entered a motion to reconsider tho vote reiectinj; the bill to charter a Bank at Shelbyville. Mr. Hebb's bill to lease out tho Fenitentiary for six years, &,c, was taken up and Sir. iiicuardson moved its indefinite postponement, which was re fused, and the bill passed on second reading and was referred (o tho Judiciary committee. The bill to protect private character. Mr. Cle ments wished to ask the chairman of the Judiciary committeo Ins reasons for recommending tho rejec tion of the bill. Mr. Cook, replied '-because tlie committee did not think it ought to pass." Mr. Lane wanted to ask what was to be done for those who had no private character to protect Mr. Clements look tlie floor in defence of his bill. He expatiated at some length on the inestim able value or a man's character, for the lo3 or which no money cojjld compensate; and which was now at the mercy ol any malicious, vindictive and unscrupulous slander, and ir the latter had no pro perty, he could not be reached and punished lor the mischierhe had done. He wanted some means provided by which punishment might be inflicted on the mahgncrs or character. A slanderous word let loose, was like a stone rolled down a mountain side, which gathered force as it went, until what at frst appeared insignificant and harmless became ruinous and destructive in its efiects. (Mr. C. con tinued at some lantli and with much warmth to ad vocate the passage or his bill which had for its ob ject to afford as much protection to a man's charac ter as tho law now afforded his property.) Mr. Broivn, or Monroe, moved toamend, that the farther time or two years be allowed "Billy Pat terson'' to find out who struck him, and that An son Carden be summoned as a witness. Amid great merriment, the amendment wa3 ruled out of order. After sonic ftirthcr discussion, Mr. Clements protested against the course or gentlemen m throwing ridicule on a measure which ought nottd be treated lightly; aud again urged the passage or the bill. Mr. Chowning enquired ir the bill rcforml to la dies, as well as others; if so he moved that they be exempted from indictment under its provisions. After much laughter, the wholo subject was laid on tho table, on motion of Mr. Sykes. The motion to reconsider tho vote on the Bank or Shelbyville charter, was taken up. The motion was agreed to, and Mr. Wisener offered an amendment to the bill, reserving to the Legislature the right to alter or repeal the charter at pleasure; which was adopted. Air. Hcbb advocated, and Mr. Hubbard opposed tho bill, moving its indefinite postponement, and Mr. Wisener replied. Mr. Smith, of DavidsoD, did not approve or chartering so many stock banks; it would interR-re materially with the Free Banking sj-stcm. Mr. Cheatham, also, opposed tho bill on the same grounds. Tho motion lo postpone being withdrawn, the bill was rejected, ayes 20, noes 3!). House took up a motion to reconsider tho vote on the bill for tho relief ot Snodgrass and others, with Senalo amendments; which tlie House had disagreed to. The vole was reconsidered, and tho House agreed to Senate's amendment Mr. Morris, of Wayne, moved to tako up the Senate's bill on the Common School question. Mr. Hebb moved the previous queslion, which was sustained, and the main question being put, the bill was rejected, ayes 32, noe3 38. Mr. Stewart asked aud obtained leave of absence for Mr. Farrmgton. Tlie Houso lock up the report or tho committee on conference of the two houses on the Hart's ferry Turnpike bill. Tho suggestions of tho com mittee were concurred in. The Senate- bill to authorize county courts to elect a County Solicitor; indefinitely postponed, and Mr. Smith, of Haywood moved to reconsider tlie vote which was refused. SENATE DILLS ON SECOND HEADING. The bill to incorporate the Fayetteville Mechan ic's Association, .va, with amendmenta by Mr. Hawkins to charter Ewing Library Association adopted. Also, by Mr. Erwin, to incorporate Spring Hill &c., and another town by Mr. Hr. Hebb, to in corporate Comargo. in Lincoln county; which were adopted and the bill passed. The bill to protect minors; passed and referred. And the House adjourned until 2 F. M. SENATE evenino session. The Senate met pursuant to adjournment The bill to amend the act lo authorize and regu late county subscriptions to Railroad Companies, which had been amended in the Sonata and the amendment had been non-concurred in in the House, tlie question was upon the motion lo insist on Senate's amendment Mr. Reid spoke in favor or receding, Mr. "Ne'sin for insisting, Mr. Dunlap, or Shelby, proposed to inisst an! appoint a committee of conference which was agreed to and a com uittea uppjinted. The Senate then took up House b'lls on firtt rei diiig, and read and passed all on the tatle ;scme of which were referred to appropriate committees. The committee or conference on tho bill for tha benefit ofj Samuel Williams, recommended that the Sejiate-teeede from Itheir amendment whi'ch was agreedHo. Qtfpotion, the Senate adjourned until 10 o'clock to-morrow. 8f HOUSE KVENIND SESSION. . - x rThob-House met.and .proceeded to consider Sen ate messages wjth amendments proposed -to ccr tainHodso.billf.. Tlie, bill to authorize extension of Will's Talfey Railroad; the Senate insists on its 'amcndment'Sind'asksra committee of conference" agreed to and Messrs. Mabry, of Warren, Cowart and B. Clcmous were appointed on the part or the House. Senate also insists on amendment to bill to re fund certain ,monyes to Sara! Williams and asks committee "of conference agreed to. Bill to authorize church officers to convey real estate with Senate amendment to authonzo aliens ' to hold real estate under certain circumstances. On motion' of Mr. Brown, of Monroe, the amend ment was referred to the Judiciary Committee. Senate's amendments fo the bill to protect tobac co planters were agreed to. The House then resumed tlie calendar of Senate bills On second reading. Bill for tho benefit of fho Tennessee Blind School. (Appropriates SG000 for lot, building, furniture, iic,) passed. Bill to authorb-o President, &a, of Bank to bum. defaced notes with an amendment by Mr Buford authorizing a Bank director to bo appointed for G ilea cou n ty.- Adopted. Mr. Phillips an amendment adding lhe county or Robertson to the Nashvillo Bank district, with a director. Adopled. . . Mr. Hebb to give two directors lo Lincoln county jn the Shelbyville Bank district Adopted, and the bill passed. Bill to exempt tho Treasurer and Comptroller from attending court, out or their county. Passed. Bill to enable citizens of Hancock, to build a road across Clinch mountain. Mr. Clemons advoca ted tho passago of the bill, and Mr. Buford moved its indefinite postponement refused and tho bill passed. The bill to change tho line or Hickman and Per ry counties. Mr. Phillips offered an nmendraent provi ding that Hickman county shall not thereby bo re duced below its constitutional limits. Mr. Maxwell opposed tho amendment, and Mr. Phillips replied. Mr: Maxwell moved to lay tho amendment on the table, which was refused, and tho amendment was adopted, and tlie bill passed. The bill for tho relief of D. M. Sanderlin and J. Messick, with an amendment by the Judiciary Com mittee, granting similar relief to Forest Hill Acad emy; adopted, and the hill passed. The bill to re-enact and amend tho loth section of the act of 2Sth February, 1852. ch. 191, (crea ting a sinking fund for the redemption of State bonds for railroads.) The bill passed, and referred to committee on Ways and Means. The bill for the relief of James Seawell: passed. Tha bill for the better protection of the bodies of deceased persons. Mr. BuHen moved to amend, by extending the provision to slaves and lreo colored persons rc iected. Mr. Morris proposed lo make removal of bodies - VI T - I a ieiony in an cases, insteau oi a misuemeauui reiected. .Mr. Hebb moved tlie previous question, and tho call was sustaiued. and tlie bill passed. I The bill for tha benefit of Mansker's creek and Springfield turnpike company. After some remarks by Mr. Cheatham, Jfr. McKnight offered an amendment to grant state endorsements to the amount of $5000 to tho Murfreesboro' and Wilkinson road; laid on tho table, and the bill passed. Tho bill to amend practice in Circnit Courts. Mr. Clements offered an amendment relative to removal of cases by certiorari ruled out or order, and the bill indefinitely postponed. The bill to correct errors in the sale or school bonds, Sic; passed. The bill for the relief or the securities of W. L. Dewoody, late clerk of Shejby county court passed. Tho bill directing the mode of staling the ac counts or the Bank or Tennessee, &c. passed. The bill to amend the charter or tho Hiwassce college passed. The bill to allow chancery clerks to purchase Record Books out of the State tax. Mr. Greer moved to insert supremo court clerks also adopted, and the bill passed. The bill to incorporate Dyersburg Female Acade my, Sec Mr. Maxwell withdrew the bill for amendment The bill to change the practice in Chancery, &c. Sir. Brown, of Monroe, moved its indefinite postponement, which motion prevailed. The bill to secure tho completion or turnpike roaih in Smith, Wilson and Sumner counties, by Stite credit, to the amount of $30,000, distributed among three roads. Mr. Hart made some remarks in Tavor or the bill, as did also Mr Winchester. Mr. McKnight offered an amendmeut in ravor or the Brurfrecsboro' and Liberty turnpike, granting Siiu.uuu, and Mr. Thompson moved to lay it on the lable, which was agreed to. Mr. Chamberlain An amendment granting $500 to a turnpike in Sevier. Mr. Hart moved to lay tho amendment on the table agreed to. Mr. Thompson called the previous question, and the bill passed. On motion of Mr. Chamblis3 tho motion to re consider the vole on tho school bill, was taken up. Mr. Morris, or Wayne, urged tho House to recon sider the vote and pass the bilL Mr. House called for the previous question, which was sustained and the main question being on tho reconsideration of tlm vote rejecting tlie bill. Tho House agreed to reconsider, and Mr. Hebb moved the previous ques tion ou the bill but withdrew it by request and BIr. Bullen offered on amendment to submit the question of "tax or no tax'' to tho popular vote: and Mr. Sykes again called the previous question, whicli was. i eftised. Mr. Farrington moved to lay Mr. Bullen's amendment On the table: which was agreed to and Mr. Harris offered an amendment providing that it shall be optional with counties to tax themselves or not Mr. Cook recommended to strike out the wholo third section to which Mr. Harris' amendment ap plied, and continued his remarks at some length. The discussion was continued by Mr. Morri3 or Wayne, and Mr. Harris' amendment was adopted. Mr. Cook offered an amendment with a similar intent; was also adopted. Mr. Bullen moved to amend by granting higher compensation for collecting the tax. Laid " on the table, Mn Bailey moved to strikeout that clause which appropriates part or the revenue arising from priv ileges to the school fund. He showed that the fi nances or the Slate could not afford it, unless sorao provision should be made to make up tho deficien cy from some Other source. After a very clear and busincs3-like exposition, Mr. Baily concluded; Mr. Morris of AVayne, replied, andMr. Bailey's amend ment was laid on the table. Mr. Bailey then offered another amendment, to increase the State tax one mill on the dollar, in or der to supply tlie deficit in the treasury, which was also laid on the table. Mr. Hcbb again offered his "poor widow"amend ment Mr. Williams, also ono to tax each member of the General Assembly and officers $15 each, at eaoh session, for the benefit of tho "school fund. Both amendments were withdrawn, and Mr. Bailey moved to reconsider the vole laying his amendment on the table, but withdrew it at tho urgent request ofseveral members. A cood deal of confusion here ensued; and Mr. Hawkins moved to increase the poll tax from 25 to 50 cents. The amendment was laid on the table ayes, -12, noes, 2?. And the bill being put on its tthird reading, pa-sed aye s, 35; noes, 29. Thus the school bill, after a half dozen severe struggles, and long discussions, was finally disposed of. The House adjourned until 7 o'clock to-night 22" We are authorized to announce D. C. Weltkib, a3 acandidate for Attorney General of the Cth Judicial Circuit, composed of the Counties of Sumner, Davidson and Wil liamson, at the election on the 1st Thursday in May next feb23 lmJtriw&w J5f We are authorized to announce the name or Gio lUxsr, as a candidate for Attorney General in the sixth Judicial Circuit OK N E W ORLEANS-The Steamboat K. Howard. It. Y. North ern, M-sler, will leave for the above Port on Wednesday, the hit of March, at 10 A.M. or passage apply on hoard, or to i-or ireight leb23 J. & It YEATMAX. von nr. louis. The Regular Passenger Packet, STKAJIEK SAI.LIE WKST, Capt J. V. Throop. Will leave Tiere ou Tues day the sth at 2 1 M. feb23 - ; A. HAMILmVAsfpt: IN8URA-NGE . BY SHE fi? Mutual OLif e; Insurance -Company 21 - Cash Capital 2,428,0 OO DOLLARS. P. LV PECK, Agent. P. S. I will also issue Policies 'on the Lives of Negroes.' ffeb28 53 lw., . JS0. B. STETEJ3. JO. T. CIBS0X. STEVENS & GIBSON. WHOLESALE AND RETAIL GE0CEHS AjO. Commission Merchant', No. 3 Collide Street.,;' - JUST RECEIVED. " 20 boxes llerrioir: - i. 60 Drums Fresh Figs; - ' . - 60 boxes Raisins; - - - - 25 half and quarter boxes Rabins;,' 20 Nests Market Baskets; ' ;''' '. ' 1 balo small Grass Malts; . " ' 2 dozOial Clothes Baskets . 10 bags Old Gov. Java OofiVe;- ,.. -80 do Rio and Laguyra Coffee; 10 kegs Golden Synip? "- t 20 bags Fine Flour; su ao Buckwheat Hour; 10 boxes No. 1 Soap; 20 do Star Candies: 10 Half boxes do; -'tV, .... 1 Case Fine Cigars; -'..,.!-20 bores Tobacco; v - - 60 Cans Fresh Peaches STEVENS A GIBSON,- - feb23 '54 do No. 3 College street. v NOTICE. BOOKS for subscriptions to the Capifal Stock of the Nashvillo and Knoxville Railroad Company, will bo opened on Monday, the 6th day of March uext, at the otlico of Messrs. Lindsley and Crockett, S3 College street, Nash- Tine, uuu win conunne open as lenmreu uy rue cnaner, under the suj eriutendenco of the following Committee: t HUM ASH. EAbTU.M, M. IL HOWARD. A. L. DAVIS. S. V. AMENT, ANDREW JACKSON, Jr. Win. li. SIUl'AUD, A. Y. S. LINDSLEY. fob23'-2w T II REE THOUSAND FRUIT Tit EES KOK Sale, by J. F. Dunton, frorn R. T. Anderson's Nur serv. Dig Bend, Meade Countv, Ky. To any in want or FROIT TREES, it ia needlessr to say anything relative to the quality of the Trees from that Nursery, for were it required, I conld bring many to testi fy that there are nono superior. All Trees are warranted, and I would solicit an inspection of them at my store, No. SI Public Square. Call Soon. fib'23 J. F. DUNTON. SUNDRIES. f)A BALES Wrapping Twine; ZiJ 200 do Paper; SO cases Cotton and Wool Canter - 15 do gross each, Patridges Matches; SO doz Cocoa Dippers; 100 do Jappaned Candle Sticks; ' 89 do Brass do do; . 20 do Brittania do do; '" 200 do Curry Combi: 130 Rifle Barrels: Double and Single Barrel Shot Guns, Ac, Ac, in store. ana iur saie oy A. .uuKlllsoa Jt CO., . Wholesale Variety Store, corner or Square A Deadvrick St. r-lOUNTRY RESIDENCE FOR 8ALE.-loirer J the beautiful residence of Win. D. Gale, Esq., 8M miles from Nashville, on the Middle Franklin Pike, loo acres ot superior Lan , about half timbered. A good r rauie Dwelling wun 10 iwoms; excellent out building?, lences, spring. &c me above isoneot tnc most uesirahlc lesi deuces in the vicinity of Nashville. Also, a Frame house with S2 acres of land, known as lhe Berry Fuss 11 place, 3 miles fruni the city, on thu Nc lensrille'Pike. I will sell either of the above on liberal term?, aud take good city property in part payment. I prefer store-houses, offices, or unimproved lots. Apply at No. 6Sl, Cherry sL, to IU W. J1KOWN, feb23 Real Estate Agent- DESIRABLE MUII.DINGXOTSFORSAI.E. 8 or 10 beautiful building Lots in West Nastmlle . Also a Lot fronting 75 feet on South BroaJ, uar the corns r of Broad and Summer sis. Also a Lot fronting 115 feet on Spruce street, between. Church and Broad. Also a Lot in Edgefield, near Dr. Hamlin's fronting 200 feeton Gallatin Pike, with a small Brick house ou it. Also a Lot fronting 1H0 feet on the Gallatin Pike, ad joining the residence of A. Williams, Esq. Apply at No. tJSK. Cherry sL, to 1L W. BROWN, feu2S Real Estate Agent. A CARD. Crrr Hotjx, Feb. 25, 1S54. Merchant- and Business Hen of Nashville. To THE undersigned has been in your city for ten days, bo llcitingsubscriptions to the Stock oflhe AUGUSTA, ATLANTA AND NASHVILLE MAGNETIC TELE GRAPH COMPANY, to complete tho line from Chatta nooga to this point. The great utility of this line is appar. entto the miud of every one who feels an interest forthe prosperity of Nashville, and our southern ports. Thii line of Telegraph connects with lhe Washington and New Or leans line at Augusta, Ga., and thereby gives facility to all important new in the Uulf cities, as well as our Southern, Northern and Eastern ports. My success thus far is discouraging, but inview ol the great commercial importance of tlie connection with your thriving city, I will open the booksagainforyoursubscrip tions. between the Island 15th of March, pi-nximo, by which time I hope you will feel lhe necessity of an early Completion so JuqioiMlUfc ui uur uiuiuai jjurapci iij . i itoct unci taten th eiUerprue mult be aMadon'tl. E. IL MILLS, feb23 '51 tlOmar General Agent. rnitUNKS. V ALICES AND CARPET BARS. JL NEW STOCKS. We bare opened a Urge stock of travelling Trunks, Valiccs, und Carpet Bags; consisting of Brussels, Tapistry, Velvet and Enamelled Walcr-Procf Bags and satchels, which wenuer at lowest cash rates. RAMAGE 4 CUDRCII, fcb23 42 College st. FOR THE LADIES. Ladies' Glove Kfd Embroid ered Toilet Slippers. Ladies' French Glove Kid Slippers with Rozetb; do do Bronzed do Toilet Slippers, Fancy co lors. A beautuul assortment, received by RAMAGE 4 CHURCH; feb23 42 College St. DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP. -pvRS. C. K. & J. 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THE JULIEN AND ALUONI HAT. w i'V SOFT II ATS. answering to the above names, which we would recommend to tlie traveling and. business Public iilAMJlSUU IL WllllJlAft, feb25 No. 23 Public Square. WE ARE NOW OPENING A SPLENDID Assortment of STRAW GOODS, of every descrip tion, for Men, Boys and Children, Misse Bloomers and Ladies' Riding Hats. FRANCISCO A WHITMAN, feb25 '54 No. 23 Public Square. COUNTRY MERCHANTS ARE REMIND ED that we have our Ware rooms well stocked with ev erything new and desirable in our line for the Spring trade and will be pleased to fill their orders; FRANCISCO A WHITMAN, feb25 '54 No. 23 Public Square. EENDELL & FAIRCIIILD, 1S2 William Street, Nsw-Yorlr, Successors to SPENCER & RENDELL, U1XCTACTCBEB3 OP GOLD PENS. 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E.VCCLSlORt WATERFIKLD 4 WALKER, at iheCitvllat Empo rinm. introduce to-day, the new Style of Gent!e rnen's Hats for theSprinp; of 1354. They have always been fortunate ill electiug tlie most popular design. And they lUttertlieiooelres that the styles they now oflVr will t nly beseenfo be universally admired. The quality of their HaUwOVfulIysnstain tho extensive reputation they hare so Innsfenjoyed, and for lightness, Iutrous finish and dn nihility, cannot be excelled. Gentlemen are invited to call and examine them. fchZl'M WATERFIELD 4 WALKER FANCY1 HATS FOR GENTLEMEN. WE harejttst received all the new designs and SOFT CASSIMERE HATS, comprising the Cuban, At boni. Metropolitan and Jufen Hats, of all the fashionable colors for the Season. Also the most extensive and beauti. fu assortment of Boys and Children's Hats erer offered in the city. feba WATERFIELD A WALKER. TO MERCHANTS ! MERCHANTS who wuli to purchase Hats at Wholesale are 'miiindeil that they will tind at WaterfieU and t attrrV, lhe nuxt select and varied assortment of Season ble Hats in the city. They sell low for cash or to good. men on suort time. febl4 WATERFIELD A WALKER. Citv Hat and Cap Store, 2 North Side the Square, next to Oowdcy's. OEOCEHLES, LIQUORS, WINES, &e. . DAVIS At SWANN, AUCTION. & COMMISSION MERCHANTS, Wholesale Dealers in Groceries, Wino, Liquors, Ac,, Ac. ko. 73, lasr-siDE rt'BLic sqitarf, NASHVILLE, TENN. HAVE INSTORE by recent arrivals, and which tbey oilir for sale for cash, at the lowest prices, to wit CT5 hhds Sugar, of erery grade from Very tine to all qualities below; 650 bags Rio Cottee; 2oO barrels Plantation Molasses; S50 half bbls do Molasses; 56 bbls Crushed and Povdered Sugar; 50 do IraTSugar, No. 1 to No. 6. 850 boxes Virginia and Kentucky Tobtcco; With almost every other article in the Grocery and Li quor line to meet the demands or country and city bnjers. which thev are determined to sell as low as any bouse in .Middle Tennessee. They have also to arrive. 20,000 Sacks ti ao Salt, n bich will be sold in lots on the Wharf to suit purchasers, ataumall tnfle advanced on cost. Count rv Merchants anil others visitim' this citrtobuv Goods ill our line, would do well to give ns a call before buying lilsowhere. 1IAVIS Jt awa.iA, fobec b No. 73. Public Square. FRESH. IMPORTATIONS FOR SPRING '.".'AND SUMMER, J. F. DUNTON. r AM"now prepared to offer the trade one of the most r bmiire Stocks cf Goods ever offered iu this market. As regards, variety, quality aud prices, 1 can offer greater in diicemenls than any other house, having taken all advanta ges in my selections as well as freight, am prepared to pimply my former customers and-all others who wish 1o purchase at low prices, we would sar.tall and examine be fore niakingvwir selections. I'shalf conlinne my Auction Salesas usual- Jen. Feathers. Beeswax and Girgseng, taken in exchange for Goods at market prices. - J. F. DUNTON, 'ffb2551 No. 51. Public Square. HT'Olt HIltE; A-No-1 Blacksmith, for- the.balance JtKr theear.'"; ' GLOVER 4 BOYD, febll jW,,;1 rf " No. 50 Cherry street.