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J.L.KASLIKO, . G. IA3TMAV, O.C. TOKBnT, M.C.C. CHCECII. JOHN I.. MA1U.IXG Sr CO., EDITORS AND PROPRIETORS. THURSDAY MORNING, MAY 25, 1834. THE ELECTION. We remind our readers that to-day the .legal voters of the State for the first time make their judicial officers. There are good men in the field for each office to be filled. We have no doubt that the result will convince those who have been scep tical that the people are capable of making proper selections. MR. ETUERIDGE, OF TENNESSEE. A correspondent of the Banner highly eulogises the speech of Mr. E-rnEMDOF, of this Stale, against the Nebraska bill Mr. Ethebwge i, indeed, a frank and pleasant gentleman; so much so that, while we cannot feel much care for the political reputations of our whig opponents, we are really sorry that he has so palpably "pat his foot in it." We did not believe it possible, from our knowledge of the man, that the New York Tribune would ever be able to count him among "our forces," to quote that paper. There must be a strange fascina tion, or a terrible front,- in northern free-soilism, when it is able to seduce or intimidate such a man. The fanaticism has much to answer for in this re spect, although otherwise apparently harmless. We few that Mr. Etherukie has not been industrious enough as a Member of Congress, and that he is il lustrating the truth of the verse, That "Satan finds some mischief still, For idle hands to do." As to the remark of the letter-writer to the Sinner that"Mr.ETHEitiDGE of course took ground against the Nebraska bill," we are at some loss to understand why the words "of course'1 are em ployed. So far as we are at present advised, of the entire southern delegatiou in Congress, whigs and democrats not more than seven voted against the billl The southern dolegation was so nearly unani mous in its f.ivor, that it would strike no one as 6ingular to hear it said that a member voting for the bill voted for it "of course." To say that one of its seven opponents voted against it "of course," is to make a very serious, implication upon the judg ment of the great lody of Southern Representa tives. It is fairly presumable that the writer of the letter to the Banner is high in the confidence of the person who furnishes telegraphic despatches to the New Yorl: Tribune, stating how ''our aboli tion forces" behaved themselves. The fact is, no sort of endorsement by the Banner or its correspondents can save the seven southern men who voted against the Nebraska bill from the indignant condemnation of their constituents. So fir as we recollect ths nursery tale, the "seven wise men of Gotham" who "went to sea in a bowl," never got back again. Tn our opinion, the seven wise men of the South who have put to sea on a bag of ti'wl, will find their raft still more unnavi gable and unmanagpble. We are ouly sorry to s;e EinERiDGr on it. SOUTHERN MEN WITH NORTHERN PRINCIPLES. The Louisville- Journal thinks the British posses sions on our northern frontier very valuable, and that, if Great Britian cannot hold them against Russia, we had better buy her out. Southern whig papers are generallyin favor of increasing free territory, and thereby the power of the free-soilers and abolitionists ; but they get mad enough to bite themselves whenever the democrats talk about ac quiring more southern territory. We frequently hear of northern men with southern principles, but these whig editors are the only southern men we have ever heard of with northern principles. Jg? A letter fioiu Washington .ays that the At lantic brought no despatches from our Minister in Madrid, from wlibh we may infer that matters were no worse at last date than before. The in demnity of $300,000 demanded by Mr. Soule, was for the sltip and cargo of the Black Warrior, he not knowing at the timp that the vessel had been giv en up by the dptain General, together with the cargo. These facts have been communicated to Mr. Soule since, and have, no doubt, had their weight and influence. It is probable, however, that Mr. Soule will come home, and be a candidate for the United States Senate. Winchester asu Alabama Railroad. We learn from the True IT h ig that it was determined by a vote of the people of Winchester on last Saturday, that the corporation should subscribe ten thousand dollars toward the completion of the Winchester and Alabama Railroad. Doubtless the work on this important road will now be Vigorously preased to its completion. Wnr is tuis So ? The publishers of the Nash ville Union and American for sometime past have kindly sent us their daily paper; yet in a majority of cases we have rcceivea the paper one day be hind the proper time. Their subscribers here have fared the same way. We had concluded that the irregularity was consequent upon the times of de positing the papers in the mail at Nashville; but last Thursday night, the 11th inst., we were at the Post Otliee when the mail arrived from the South, and we saw our Postmaster open a package of the Union and American that had come from some poiut toward South Carolina, and we received a pajier from the package dated the 10th, having re ceived the papers of the 11th, in the morning. Our Postmaster informed us that other papers had, in days passed, been sent in the same way, but that the Union and American was the only Nashville paper now that came from the South by the even ing muil Whose fault is it? Murfreesboro' Xews. We invite the attention of those concerned to this complain and hope it will be remedied. We seriously object to the sending of our paper in a direction which wi .-ause it to reach Murfreesboro' from the South. Overdoi.io Business. Tt. Philadelphia Ledger ftates that several large failure- have recently taken place in that city, and adds Philadelphia has been doing a v-ry argP busj. ness tho past Spring, and our merchants i,ave been felicitating themselves not a little at their own lare operations over their New York brethren. The excitement attending a large business competiti ,n is very apt to cause men to look more to large sales than the selection of good and reliable customers. Each firm seems more desirous to outdo its neigh bor in the footing of its sales, than in tho avoidance of bad debts. We arc not sure that some of our merchants will not have to repent of some such lolly as this, ere the present Spring business is en tirely closed. Should the financial trouble eontin p, which is just now beginning to make itself felt iu the -South and West, and which is manifest in b" dram of coin, there is much reason to fear that ir mprchants will have reason to regret that some "t their customers did not bestow their patronage "ertaCtl ,h'' 0f one thi"S we are toleraw m i'" 100 much and ,o:) lonP credits nceBrv" ,, "loat ttl1 businessl Pursuits, ft is un cf such pol4 " worse- Thfi d!rect tendency - LlliVBRance and profligacy. California 'pt1(. t " shows no sign i exhaust""-" from California duction, whilst in other m """ferous pro- are steadily underi-om fpP';ttoei,,s ts resources from the San lWiscoVpJen; AV Ifcirn all the mines the most lavorab",. y tl,at rom ceived, but are also informed that mark"',1 are re ia directed to agricultural pursuits t),r ?upntion State, and with the fullest success ti ll,e growing wheat crop it is said u ill k. f re-'ent tiou, more than equal the consumptive wa,l lc State, as well as exceed the ability of ihT.l U es- the manufacture it into flour. Over twenty mill? h ver, already exist in the State, and others nrp mills to aw- be added in the sprinrr, o that this dpfin,n.. .J?. soon be supplied. California, therefore, may now! be regarded as independent of the Atlantic States for her supply of cereals. This may properly be considered an important step achieved by Califor nia towards her own sustenance, and as intai)cine another epoch in the already extraordinary career cf that State. Lou. Dn. r TIIE KNOW NOTHINGS. iVA lettcf from Boston to the Charleston Cuurur defccribesho "Juiow Nothings" as a new aud pow- j crful party, forming throughout the North, aud whose numbers augment daily. It is ihc old Na tive American party resuscitated, and newly chris tened as the "Know Nothings." I think tho na tives are unfortunate in the choice of a name. They have within the last four months established three Weekly newspapers in Boston, and the Daily Bee, late a whig journal, has gone over to their ranks. They hare carried the municipal elections in New Bedford, Salem, Fall River, Newburyport, and other large cities, and exerted a great influence in placing Dr. Smith at the head.of affairs in Boston for the worthy Mayor is well known to be a na tive American in politics, although he could hardly be cal'ed with propriety a "Know Notfiing," Fol lowing the example of most great parties when they acquire strength the natives have split into two factions one body indignantly disclaiming the appellation of "Know Nothings," and calling them selves the "Order of United Americans," are led on by a graduate of the New York City Institutions on Blackwell's Island, the notorious Ned Bdxtline. More harm than benefit will accrue to a party claim ing such a man as a leader. The ill-feeling roused by the promulgation of the Know Nothing doctrine, has caused several riots lately between the natives and catholics, one of which, in Chelsea, was rattier a serious auair. it was caused by the preaching of an odd geniu?, known as the "Angel Gabriel." His saintship's real name is John S. Orr. He dresses very fantas tically, and when he wishes to collect an audience, he blows a trumpet, probably in imitation of the genuine "Gabriel." The Catholics attacked Orr at Chelsea, whilst he was holding forth upon "the en ormities" of their religion, but the Know Nothings were on the ground and defended him stoutly. After a hard fought battle, in which two thousand people are said to have participated, the Irishmen were driven from the ground. Some of the recent doings of the Know Nothings in New York are thus described in one of our New York exchanges : Tiie "Know Nothihos. Excitement in Town Arrests by the Police Tlte "Know Nothings" dis turbed in mind. The order of "Know Nothings" is likely to achieve notoriety. Yesterday morninc. the Lower Police Office was the scene of an affair in which some members of this secret organization were involved m dimculty. A member, whose fi delity was soon after suspected, was admitted to the "Order" not long since, and a close watch kept upon Ins movements. A tew weeics ago, a letter was published in the Courier and Enquirer, which purported to be written by one Elliott, a member of the Native American organization. It was ad dressed to a Roman Catholic priest, and announced the wish of the writer to divulge ali the "secrets" of the Order, and to make a lull exposure of the sys tem. The consideration named for this act was ten thousand dollars. A person of the same name was secretary of the order; he was believed to be the individual who addressed this letter to the priest, and arrangements are said to have been made to secure the constitution and by-laws which wero in his possession. Nothing more was heard of the matter until a man named James Elliott appeared before Justice Osborne at the Tombs, and preferred a charge against three members of the order, accusing them ot stealing a leather trunK trom his onice at .Mo. 81 Nassau street. In his affidavit he sets forth that the trunk contained 492 copies of the bye-laws of the order, besides other papers and a considerable amount of money. The complainant assured the magistrate that he could bring a witness who saw the defendants carry the trunk out of the building. A warrant was then issued for their arrest, and was placed in the hands of officer Webb, who took them into custody in the course ot the afternoon. but, being responsible persons, the Court allowed them to go. Yesterday the prosecutor again came into Court, and informed the Justice tnat his hie was in dan ger. It seems he had received a package of anony mous letters, written in different styles, which were of a character calculated to shock his nerves. One of the letters went on to say "You are an infamous traitor; depend upon it your course is known; for it you will yet suffer death!" In rather a milder tone the document then reads thus "You, of course, remember the sudden disappearance of Morgan, who disclosed the secrets of the Masonic order, and and was thrown over the ialls of Niagara. Now look out for yourself, as your fate is sealed, and w.t you it will be the same as regards the cry of 'Where is Morgan?'" Again the recipient is warn ed "To make himself scarce from the city before Friday night, as he will die if he fails to take his Hieht" From another letter we quote the following: "Your coffin is ready, so beware and benefit by the timely warning given you. On the afternoon of the night that you will receive the death blow, I will converse with you as usual, and nothing what ever will excite your suspicion. Do take caution. else your wife and children will be fatherless; for no man who acts the traitor in a secret organization can or ought to live in a civilized community. The language above quoted is the substance of all the letters exhibited to the court, but strong doubts seem to exist whether they were written with base intent. The affair will perhaps lead to disclosures more authentic. The investigation was set down for to-day at 3 o'clock, when testimony will be adduced on the part of the defence, which is to be conducted by Chauncy Schaffer, Esq. There will probably be a large attendance during the legal inquiry, as the details of the proceedings at the police court were spread over the city last evening, and became the theme of general conver sation at the hotels and the public places. THE NEXT RESIDENCY. There is no doubt that Mr. Fillmore is making a tour of observation, prospecting about the Presi dency. The people of the south, among whom he has traveled, are generous to a fault hospitable to the last crust of bread or glas3 of wine; and they are fond of entertaining Ex-Presidents more fond than they are of voting for whig candidates. Mr. Fillmore, and his friends, perhaps, count largely on his prospects below Mason and Dixon's: but we i 1 J 1 1 it ... . . suouiu maice large allowance tor "leakage. Mr. Everett, since his milk-and-water defence of the New England clergy, has allowed Sam Hous ton to carry off the Websterian honors which Bos ton seeks to pay to its federal champions. Besides, Mr. Everett has not the muscle, the gristle, the backbone for a candidate. A man. who undertakes to carry the burden of whig iniquities through a searching Presidential campaign, must have verte brae well articulated and knit, Everett does well for a rhetorician. He flourishes well in a set speech. Given a subject, a certain quantity of lamp oil, and' a fortnight lor preparation, and Everett will write a speech that will ring quite silvery, and flow quite trippingly. But he has not fed oa that kind of meat which enables him to grapple with the great events of this country. The Whigs themselves will ha-dly handle him as a candidate. Next comes Jons Bell", of Tennessee, whose peat recommendation is that he opposed the Ne braska bill; therefore, he has received the support of certain Whigs their unthinking support; lor if they had reflected on tlinrp.ssnn wlur Km . . ... . ....j -.'..I. I . VJjMIWC-LU trie DM, they would not have been so likely to favor Bell for the Ptvsidencv. Bell Hid not nroton t cm.,;- i, iu. - - . iHlssouri ivininrnmiap- nnd fU.nrn.n . . . . . 1 . v. UlUIUJUIC w ui os sustained by Whiggery; Whiery beins? mostlv rednrod . ki:i::. t..- ??i j tart enu tie is diplomatic, can hold l.lmcolf ;n ,i in reserve. He has managed, with Gheelev's aid ta put his New York enemies under him. Resides' Vhiggery has become a sectional party, it js nQ longer national .Its recent conduct shows it to be factional. Hence, Seward is its proper "represen tative man." But all tlixs prospecting for Whig candidates will be in vain. The united national Democratic party will hold its convention in Cincinnati, in the sum mer of 185G; it will then and there propound its platform of principles. These will embrace the nation in their scope. Its manifest destiny will not be left to itself; but by the instrumentality of Demo cratic men and measures, there agreed upon, wc Shall ar-liio .u t. Rri.. ' ' - other victory for the nation. Ohio Statesman. x - nn j A MO.T V . . . Pal aonie ni.. " XILr MWcik. Dr. C. WillUms' only tUBbe.tCou.h a che'nd Wood Niptlia Is not prompt erect i i, ""ds' bt"tio his remarfcmbly SickHedhe,CholerrM0' Bowcl. Colic, Dlarrha, ralaablo Vualiy mJ 'tbn'; Cramp,, 4c; hence It I, umm.r comptalnt. in child,? Pecul'l7 adapted to "Otfciui- equal it, ec," " ,n of the Lunj., aaoU.rooluon. raccy. See adTeru,.ent in lit; inni reuueeu it will seek a sympathetic champion; and we should not be surprised, ,f jt turnej out t0 be Seward, of New 1 ork. Sewap.d has tacL anil tI. CONGRESSIONAL. WAbui.vctTOJf. May 20. - The debate on the Nebraska bill wa.4 continued' to a very late hour, and tho House had notfad journed when the papers svent to press. AlrBen tou opposed the bill. Mr. Knox contended that so far from the measure 6flS50 rendering theIU-Af suuri Compromise inoperative, they endorsed and re-affirmed it, Mr. 1'ratt spoke against it. " f Hoose Mr. Giddings moved to strike outofthtM,walked uptowards the buspension, linage, and tiousc diii, mo ciause .iuas wnen aamilteu as a State or States, the said territories or any portion of the same may be received with or without slave ry, as the constitution may prescribe." Ha said that the idea that we should legislate for, those who were to come after us was absurd the attempt to bind a future Congress wa3 vain and bo would re sist it. Mr. Clingman. I am opposed to the amend ment, It was rejected by fifty ayes, nays not counted. Mr. Bailey moved an amendment to the effect that the territory shall not, during 1854, bo erected into a territorial government it was unwiso to act on this matter now. Now, if the gentlemen do not think so, they will before the year expires. Reiected by 103, against '. Mr. Peckham offered an amendment .so as to have but one territorial government, he offered it in good faith because he perceived the majority were doing what the chairman of the Committee on Territories had advised them to do, viz: Voting down all amendments. That gentleman had said he wanted two territorial governments to prevent a fight in future, but this was a poor prin ciple it may be one of progression, but is entitled to no other encomium. Mr. Wright, of Pennsylvania, opposed the amend ment because the territory is too large for only one government The amendment was rejected by 100 to 83. Mr. Mace offered an amendment that the terri torial legislature shall have the power to admit or exclude slavery at any time. He insisted to ex pose the humbug announced here in the stump speeches. Mr. English. I would ask my colleague, should the amendment be adopted, will he vote for the bill? Mr. Mace I will The amendment was rejected by 94, against 7G. Mr. Parker offered an amendment of boundaries with a view to encourage a large free-soil immi gration to Kansas, to exclude slavery. Rejected 85 against 6G. Mr. Fraizer offered the following amendment: this act shall not take effect until the Indian title to the lands shall be extinguished. He proposed in good faith as an additional bill should not be passed through. Rejected. Mr. Fuller offered the following resolution: that the Legislature shall have power to exclude or es tablish slavery, as it shall see proper. As a national democrat, he should like to vote for the bill, but he would not as at present advised, unless his amend ment should be adopted. In a spirit of kindness he asked his friends who stood by him in the 31st Congress, to yield a little to northern feelings. Mr. Riddle was opposed to the amendment, and it was reiected by 01 to (5. Mr. Elliott of Mass., offered an amendment that the territory shall be admitted as States without slavery. Kejected. Mr. Campbell offered tho Wilmot proviso amend ment, saying there is a spirit abroad which will raise this on their banners, if with reckless hands the Missouri Compromise shall be taken from the statute book. Mr. Preston said he opposed it, and the amend ment was rejected. At 3 o'clock, on motion of Mr. Richardson, the committee rose and the House adjourned. At 12 o'clock last night, the House took a recess until U this morning. Mr. Harlan, of Ohio, opposed the bill because it repealed the Missouri Compromise. Had it been understood that the Democratic party intended to repeal the Missouri Compromise, Mr. Pierce would now be in private life, aud the representatives from the North, who tender the repeal, would have their places filled by others. He held to the power of congress, the right to legislate lor territories. j Mr. Stuart, ot" Ohio, being unable to gettne floor, received permission to present apeech against the bill. Mr. Stanton, of Tennessee, contended that the Missouri Compromise act was like all other laws, repealable. A repeal was justified by the change of circumstances since its passage. Mr. Goodrich argued that a repeal of the Mis souri act would be an end to all other compromises, which would not be considered binding on the North. The pretence that the act of 1850 repealed the act of 1820, would be considered a cheat and smuggle. All who had not succeeded in obtaining the floor, were accorded the privilege to print their speeches. Mr. Richardson having reported the bill made his closing speech. He replied to the opponents of the bill, and said the people would render a just verdict for the principles contained therein, and must ultimately triumph. If the gentlemen wanted a political fight, they should have it as far as he was concerned, to their hearts' content.? The safety of the firm friends of the bill consists in their standing, together, and by so doing they would at tract the admiration even of the foes; but if foul olav cause them to fall, let them fall together. Let them ask no quarter, nor show any. He said, in conclusion, that bis opponents intended to fight out the bill to the bitter end. e must stand to our guns, that's all! Mr. Dunn moved tho committee rise, which was rejected. Mr. Clark read the first section of the bill. Mr. Edgerton moved an amendment, substituting the bill heretofore passed the House for organizing only Nebraska, contending that this had created no struggle or sectional difficuity. He did not pro pose to repeal the compromise. Mr. Craig opposed the bill for the reason that he preferred the present, LATER FROM JAPAN. Messrs. Nye, Parkin fc Co., an eminent Ameri can house in Canton, in their circular of March 8th, present some remarks which confirm the impres sion that tho success of the Russian squadron in opening the ports of Japan was owing to the pre- vious visii oi ommouorc x erry. .Messrs. iNye, Parkin 6z Co. says : irom a statement which has since come under our notice and appears to be entitled to credit, we arc now enabled to confirm our report of the 20th ult, that the result of the prolonged visit of the Russian Admiral Pontiatime to Nangazaki was the intimation that a treaty would be made at the end of twelve moii'hs. It appears that the serious ini- t tivecemoni-tr .lion of Commodore Perry last sum mer at Yedo, aud his promised return after a period necessary for the consideration of tiie important matters which it was his duty to submit to the Gov ernment of Japan a promise which the continua ted occupation of the roadstead of the dependency of Lewchew by one or more of the vessels of his squadron ever since, and not less the consummate management and tact which he displayed, led that Government to confide in have wrought such an effect, during the period, he considered it but an act of just conciliation to allow that the result antici pated and inferred from his reception at the time, is already intimated through another chan nel. This must be taken to be the intention of the Japanese Government, since it appears from the statement before us that the officers who met the Russian Admiral merely stated verbally that their Government "seeing the earnest desire of forei'm nations to hold intercourse with them, and their own people being anxious to trade, it had been re- soivea to open the commerce oi Japan to all na tions; but a year must elapse before any treaty or privileges to trade could come into operation;" and because this interview was only obtained after a prolonged visit of many months, which afforded time for mature consideration of the prior commu nication of Commodore Perry. It does not appear, therefore, that a treaty had been conceded- as yet neither that the inferior force of Russia has a chieved a success denied to the splendid armament of Commodore Perry, as has been intimated; but on the contrary, the inference from the first un courteous, not to say hostile reception of the Rus sian Admiral, which was before the accounts of Commodore Perry's visit to Yedo had reached Nan gasaki, may be fairly drawn that with a force less imposing even than others of former years, no bet ter success would have accrued to the Russian Ad miral than had waited on other visiters to Nanga saki, had not the moral effect of Commodore Per ry's visit near the Capital of the Empire finally reached its extremities. 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"- f J. r During the forenoon of yes'terday (Wednesday,) a hi"h storm niv.vailpd. which towards noon in- crPa'edMoralmostrtf-hur'ricarie'-along the" valley'or the river,, breakiug vessels at their moorings and causiug great acvasiauonv auuuv went upon it. intending to take a walk across it for pleasure, as we have frequently done, enjoying the cool breeze and the undulating, motion of the bridge., We discovered that one of the guys or small. ironicables extending from the flooring to the wall near tKe'base of the east abutment, was broken from its "fastenings,, and several of the stones wrenched apart . About a hundred yards further' on, wo saw that one and, only one ot the suspenuers to which the floor is swung, was broken. These were but slight damages, but as we bad never be fore seen tho bridge affected even to this extent by gales, and as it began to sway violently, we thought it prudent to retrace our steps. We had been off the flooring only two minutes and was on Main street when we saw persons running towards the river bank; we followed just in time to see the whole structure of cables and flooring heaving 8nd dashing with tremendous force. For a few moments we watched it with breath less anxiety, lunging like a ship in the storm; at one time it rose to nearly the height of the lowers, then fell, and twisted and writhed, and was dashed almost bottom upward. At last there seemed to be a determined twist along the entire span, about one half of the flooring being nearly reversed, and down went the immense structure from its dizzy heigth to the stream below, with an appaling crash and roar. Nearly the entire structure struck the water at the same instant dashing up an unbroken column of foam across the river, to the height of at least forty feet Amid the confusion of the wreck, we cannot ac curately estimate the extent of the damage. All the cables, except two on the north side, are torn from the towers. On the south side, all the cables except one small one, are torn from their anchorage in the heavy masonry on Main street, and with such violence were they jerked from this piece of masonry, that one stone weighing about 1500 pounds, was thrown a distance of some feet The large iron gate at this end of the bridge, was shivered to atoms, and the toll house completely demolished, Mr. James Bell, the toll keeper, making a narrow escape with his life. On the Island, at the we3t end of the bridge, we learn that but one cable broke from the anchorage. The entire wood work lies in the river and on the shores. The cables also stretched across the river, sunk to tho bottom. So far as we can discover, only two of the cables snapped assunder and that on the outside of the towers, the rest of the breakage being at their connection's with the anchor. For a mechanical solution of the unexpected fall of this stupendous structure, we must await future developments. We witnessed the terrific scene and saw that it was brought about by the tremendous violence of the gale. The great body of the flooring and the suspenders, forming something like a bask et swung between the towers, was swayed to and fro, like the motion of a pendulum. The cables on the south side were finally thrown off the apex of the eastern tower, retaining their position on the tower on the opposite side of the river. This des troyed the equilibrium of the swinging body; and each vibration giving it increased momentum, the cables, which sustained the whole structure, were unable to resist a force operating on them in so ma ny different directions, and were literally twisted and wrenched from their fastenings. The summits of the towers on each side are sever al feet above the arch which unites them. Upon the summits the cables rested an iron rollers, and it is supposeil by some that the jar produced by the sudden falling of the cables of one side from the roller to the connecting arch below, was the cause of the disaster. Whether this is a philosophical conclusion, or whether the result would have been different if the towers had not been separated, is a questioit-wfiich we leave to future investigation?. The' flooring as it struck the water was broken into three sections, and extended across the river, entirely blockading the channel for a while. Last evening that portion across the channel was cut away, and removed by the steamer Thos. Swann, so that the channel is now free for the passage of boats. We cannot estimate the inconvenience which will be caused to trade and travel, and the mail transit by the loss of this bridge. It is one of the heavi est calamities which has ever fallen on our city, but we believe the enterprise and public spirit of our citizens will repair the loss as speedily as any community could possibly do. Temporary ferry boats have been provided and their places will soon be supplied by the best boats which can be procur ed. For further arrangements, we look hopefully to the future. It is a source of gratulation that no lives were lost by this disaster. We were among the last per sons who left the bridge from this side, and although many on both sides were just awaiting to go upon it, they were fortunately detained. We saw no one upon it when it fell, and so far a3 we have learned, one little girl, daughter of Mr. Lukens, on the island, is the only one who was injured, and she not dangerously. She was standing on this side, waiting for the wind to subside, and was struck by something which bruised her arm. We trust that further examinations will disclose no more bodily injury. TnE Rci.N3. Wo yesterday visited the ruins of the magnificent bridge whick recently spanned our river, and found that the account we gave yester day morning of the disaster was full and correct in every material particular. Much of the remains can be used again. The towers are uninjured, with the exception of a few fractures at the top. They constitute, we suppose, an item of one-third the cost of the bridge. All the flooring, cross timbers, railings and iron suspenders were precipitated into the river, where they are now lying. Only two cables remain stretched over the tow ers. The others are either broken by the anchorage or dragging the bottom ot the river. Only one cable, the small one on the south side, is broken between the towers. On the island, all the cables are firmily anchored, and only one is broken between tiie anchors and the tower. An idea of the tremendous force which dashed the structure to pieces may be obtained from look ing at the position of the cable on the Island which is snapped assunder. It is composed of 150 strands of No. 10 wire. When it broke, it gyrated around in almost every imaginable direction, and the huge thing is now coiled aud twisted, and looks much like a serpent grown stiff in the act of striking a mortal blow. We stated yesterday, that as noar as we could perceive at any one time the position of the flooring when the whole body of the wood work and sus penders was leaping and lunging in the air, there was once or twice a twist along the whole span, and that a part of the flooring was turned bottom upward. We discover that such was really the case. The whole body of the flooring and railing was broken into three sections before it fell. The section at the west end is about 250 feet long, and fell with the bottom down. The section at the east end was about 5G0 feet long, and also fell with the bottom down; but the middle section, where the twist occurred, fell with the bottom up. Preparations for Rebcildino Tnc Bridce. We are gratified to announce that the Bridge Company, at a meeting held yesterday, resolved to replace the bridge which has just been destroyed, at the ear liest day practicable, and appointed a committee to report with all possible dispatch the measures ne cessary to be taken for the accomplishment of the urs. in mis prompt acuon mere is a wisuom ana determination which cannot but lead to the most favorable results which our citizens, and the vast interests abroad with which this subject is identified could require. Wheeling Intelligencer. Front n Physician in Illinois. It is gratifying to the proprietors ofB. A. Fahnestock's VERMIFUGE to see that regular practitioners make an exception in favor of this Vermifuge, and not only use it iu preference to their own preparations, but give their voluntary testimony in its favor. The following is from a physician of high character, now in Illinois, formerly of Louisiana, aud is dated Suaw.s-ketowx, III., June 4t!i, 1854. Mauri. M. A. Faknestocb d Co. Gentlemen; I hare used 15. A. Fahnestock's Vermi fuge iu the practice of medicine, in this and the Southern States, fir the last leu years, and I can recommend it as the medicine for the purpose for which it was intended bringing at one time, from a small girl, of sav ten rears of age, ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-NINE WORMS. As a druggjst at Shawneetown, I have sold a great quantity and it has invariably given satisfaction. In Cict, it is the only worm medicine now called for. L . H. SYMMES, M. D. hold wholesale and retail by all tL principal druggists and country merchants generally throughout the United States. tmay23. lmw. RAGS! RAGS!! RAGS!!! 500,000 Pounds ol Rags AVuuted. I WILL pay 3 cents per pound, cash, for all the Cotton, Linen, Flar, Hemp and Tow Rags of all colours, that are delivi red at my Paper and Rag arehouse at the North east corner of the Public Square. Merchants, Pedlars and all the rest of mankind are soli cited to gather and send me all they can get. mj7 tf xy. a. WHITEMAN. NEW BOOKS. i'OIt JUNE. GODETS LADrS BOOK FOR JUNE Back num bers supplied, subscriptions received, and single copies KMby F.HAQAK, aj25 Agent THE WIIEIISICAI. WOMAN. Bjr Emilie F. Carlen, author of One Year of Wedlock, Woman's Life, Ac. H0MELIGIIT3 AND SHADOWS. By T. S.Arthur. TIIE NARRATIVES OF AN OLD TRAVELER Con taining the Perils and IIiir Breadth Escapes, from Ship wrect. Famine, Wild Beasts, Savages, Ac &c From the German. PEARL FISHING Choice Stories from Dickens' House hold Words. FIVE TEARS BEFORE THE Hazrn. MAST. By David A. CRYSTALLINE; Or, The Heiress of Fail Down Castle. A Romance. By F. W. Shelton, A. M. AN ART STUDENT IN MUNICH. Br Anna Mary Howitt. ROLLO'STOURIN EUROPE, ceived by maj25 With others, just re F. HAG AN, Market st WAR I WAR I I MAPS OF THE SEAT OF WAR IN THE EAST Just received by F. HAGAN, may2.5 Market st R.C. ANDERSON H. STONELAKE. The largest and finest assortment that has ever been offered to this community, is now displayed for the selection of purchasers at R. C. ANDERSON & CO.'S, NO. 45 MARKET STREET, NEAR THE SQUARE. THE subscribers, so distinguished for keeping the largest and best assortment of fashionable and well-made CLOTHING, are determined to sustain their reputation by selling goods at fair prices. HATS. A large assortment of Silk, Beaver, Panama, Black and Tea Colored Leghorns, Campeachy and Rutland Straw Hats for Men and Mors. f We ask a continuance of the Daironare which hn al ways been so generously extended to us. Our goods are freely shown, and warranted as represented. may25 lm R. 0 ANDERSON A CO. INFORMATION WANTED As to the whe.ea boutsot ROBERT SQUIRES, who was an enlisted sol dier in CapUin Young's Company of U.S. Infantry in the waroflS12. If living, he can learn something to bis ad vantage, or his heirs, if he is dead, br addressing SMITH A JONES, may25 wAtwe3t Nashville, Tennessee. OPERA GLOVES. Received this day, a beautiful assortment of White and Light colored Tuscan Kid Gloves. Also, Silk and Lisle Thread Gloves, suitable for Party purposes. For sale by mv25 MYERS A McGILL. RUNKS! TRUNKS!! TRUNKSIM-Received this day, a large supply of best Sole-Leather Trunks, varying in size from 20 to 2-1 inches, all warranted ttrbe of very best quality. For sale by my2o MYERS A McGILL. LiAND VALISES. We have just received a ice lot of Valises, various patterns and of best Also, a supplyof Buggy Trunk. Forsaleby MYEES A McGILL. quality. my25 CARPET BAGS. Just received, a lurge lot of Car pet Bags and Satchels, every size and qualit v. mv25 MYERS A M'-GILI- Q EA-GR ASS SATCHELS. A light and handsome article, lor children s use. my25 For sale bv MVERS A McGILL. T)AZORS. Just received another lot of Rndgers", Wostenholm's and Wade A Butcher's best Razors. Warranted of best quality. For sale by MYERS A McGILL. Ladies' and Gentlemen's Furnishing Store, comer of Square and College street my25 II. II. "VVIIITESIDES, GENERAL AUCTIONEER, Jackson, Tennessee. HE WILL sell Horses, Mules, Land, and Negroes upon the most reasonable terms. He will also act as Agent for the hiring of Negroes, and thesellingorrentingofLand. Refer to the citizens of Jackson, or G.C. Torbett, Nash ville. mj2j ljw. T. STENHOCSC C X. AYKRILL. T. STENIIOUSE Sc. OO., FORWARDING AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS, NO. 2 HAYNE STREET, Charleston, S. C. Refer to R. Dulin; Hand, Williams A Wilcox, Charles ton; Hand, Williams A Co., Augusta; J. Norcross, Atlanta t. C. Chandler, Unattanooga; 11. &. u. u. Cotlin A Co Knoxville;T. J. Pardue, Nashville. my25 Sm. SUPERIOR PIANOFORTES. J NO. B. WEST has now in store, a large i-rat', ,' m supplv of PIANOFORTES, of very su. C&KfSSf perior tone, style and finish, ofu, 3 3 V (J ! and 7 octaves, manufactured by Hallet, Davis A Co., Jloston, T. Gilbert A Co., Moulin, NunnsACIark, Stic Yorl; which, for durability, perfection and volume of tone, are not equalled by any other makers known in this market, and which he will disposeof at manufacturer's prices, with the addition of carriage. Those wishing to purchase would do well to apply soon, as he is quite ciowded and anxious to sell, to make room for others very soon expected. ALSO Recently received 2t Martine's Supe rior GUI TARS. FACTORY FINDINGS. JOHN B. WEST has now in store, and hourly expect ed, nearly all kinds of Machinery Findings, usually enquired for here, viz : Machine Cards, Sheets and Filletting and Tacks; Lace. Leather. Emerv: Sheep and Calf Top Roller, do; C 4 Top Roller Cloth; Harness Twina and Harness Eves; Steel aqd Reed Stlies, all number: Shuttles, with and without rollers; Ring Travellers, all numbers; 25 aud SO inch Comb Plate, and Card Cleaners. mv24 Sw. INFORMATION FOR TIIE PUBLIC. TRAVELING TRRONEOUS and malicious reports having been gene JJJ rated and circulated ly d Uiaterttttd pernor.' of c-Mrtef to the prejudice and senousjnjury of the business of the undersigned such as reporting the "Nasuville Isx cUtted" or sometimes modifying them so as to admit that it is wt optn, tit to run duicn at not to be toUraMt. This card is published to state that the "Ixx is not closed, and trill ruit be before the first of January next; also to Inform vou that no Conductors or other employees of railroads or stages, are employed, or boarded frtt of charge to solicit business lor it, or to nnmoug me traveling puunc in any way the proprietor preferring that travelers may select their own quarters and proniisirg those who may favor aim witli a can as prompt, ana ne trusts as satisfactory at tention as thev can obtain eUewhere; and as good fare as any Hotel in Tennessee afliirds. Tne "running down" of the "Inn" has been eflected by newly painting and paper. lllg DOIU UlUjU lUUlll, 11UU UMiUJ 111 111C IrtlllllJ IVIJIII UdU placing the house in better order than it has been for ma ny years. The rale of the vrovtrtii does not affect my 11 .1-1-0 nuivn ...... ... Very Respectfully, D.T.SCOTT, Proprietor of Nashville Inn formerly of old "Sewanf House." Nashville, May 2-t, 1854 dlwAlw. NOTICE. THE undersigned offers for sale his residence in the village of La Vergne. It is situated in the centre of the business part of town, convenient to good water, and a nourishing male and female school. T h e country surrounding the village is healthy and rich, and those who wish to buy had better examine the premises, as they constitute a very desirable residence, and as the terms are liberal and wdl be made to suit the convenience of pur chasers. M. A. K ENS ED Y. N. B. The subscriber has also a Buainess-Hon;e and Residence connected, immediately on the Railroad, either of which he will sell, as the purchaser may desire. may24'.il 2t M. A. K. TJINE APPLES. 6 dozen very line Pine Apples i just receiveupersieamer America. may21 JOHN NIXON, Jr. VlfATER COOLERS.-Superior Water Coolers, i various sizes and patterns, just received and fur sale by A. MORRISON A CO.. may24 corner Deaderickst. and Square. no? Saratoga Water, just received fresh from the Springs put up in quart and pint bottles. For sale by STRETCH A ORR. "Wholesale and Retail Druggists, corner College and Union streets. may24. LEECHES. A good supply ol good iieecbes just re ceived and forsale by bTRETCIl A URIC. OQQ CAN'S OF POTASH. The cheepest and be.-t awOOpreparation ever sold tor making Soap; one can maketio lbs. hard soap or 100 lbs. soft price cents per can. Just received ana for sale by W.F.GRAY, may 24 IT Broad wj v. Of DOZEN". SARATOGA WATER-Jiut re OUcefred and for sale by W.F.GRAY, nuy24 17 Broadway. i C DOZEN OXYGENATED HITTERS. JLaThe most effectual remedy now known for Dy.-pepsia. J ust received and for sale by W. F. 0 R A V, may 24 17 Broadway. QAft DOZEN DR. ROSE'S CELEBRATED O U vramily Medicines. Just receued and forsale by may24. W.F.GRAY, 17Broadway. 7() SKYMOUE'S GALVANIC ABDOMINAL I Supporter-' which will be sold unusually low. Just received and for sale by W. F. GRAY, may ill 17 Broadway. ff DOZEN BROWN'S ESSENCE OF JA- OLMAICA GINGER. Just received and forsale by may 21 W. F. GRAY, 17 Broadway. O " BARRELS ROSIN. Just received and tor sale ZDbT VT. F. GR Y, may24. b.w.o. 17 Broadway. GtREAT BARGAIN IN A FARM. ONE r HUNDRED ACRES of land finely located on the Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad. 12 or 1" miles from Nashville, a comfortable dwelling with 4 or 5 rooms, a good orchard and an excellent spring, nearly one half of the land is finely timbered. A bargain ran be had by making im mediate application No. CS, Cherry street, to JOHN L. All. W. BROWN, may24 . Real Estate Agents. ADELPHI THEATRE. Gbexse .Lessee and Manager. FRIDAY, MAyTgTu 0 peXisq Night or tit ' ' ITALIAN OPERA COMPANY, Consisting of Foett JIimbees, under the direction of SIGNOR LUIGI ARDITI. CARD. The manager feels himself compelled to allude to the great risk attending Italian Operas, and this is the reason why it is only confined to the larger cities, such as New York and New Orleans, but feeling confident that this ef fort, accompanied as it necessarily is by those extraordina ry expenses, will be adequately supported by tho patrons of the Lyrical Drama. The following great combination of Artists will appear, rmiu. EOXtf.t, MADAME R03A DEVRLE3. PRIMA DOSSA CC-JfTRALTO, M'LLE. R. PICO. M'LLE. SIEDENBERG. SECUNDA DONXA, MADAME DAIRE and MADAME PAROZI. TENOHE, BAKR1TOSK, SIG.VIETTI, SIG. TAFFANELLI. basso ritorcsnr, SIGNOR FILIPPO AMATI. BASSO, SIG.CANDI, SIG. BIONDI. SECOND TEKORE AND BASSO, SIGNORS PAROZI, LOCATELLL, VILIANTI. FCLL CHORUS ASD GRAND ORCHESTRA. Conductor and Director. Sig.AiDm. Stage Manager log. Candi I rompter. Sig Lanza. The following scale of prices has been adopted, which it U hoped will meet with general approval : Dress Circle andPurquette (with theprivilege of securing a seat) $2 00 Second Circle (unsecured) 1 00 The Opera nights are positively limited to five, and on no occasion will any opera be repeated. The performance will be given every other night; during the series the Al lowing Operas will be produced : I.CCIA Dl LaMMIRMOOR, I.UCB1T1A BOROIA, .VoitKA. Barbir of Seviu.1, and Soxxaxsci-a. Five of the most popular and beautiful Operas on the Ly rical Stage. On FRIDAY, May 26, will be produced Donezetti's Grand Masterpiece ot" LUCIA DI LA3I3IER.TIOOR, With the following cast : Lucia di Lammermoor Mad. Rosa Deviics Edgardo Sig. Viitti LordAshton Sig. TArFAXttu Bucklaw Sig. I'arozi Rafmondo.... Sig Biondi Alice Mad. Daiks NOTICE. The sale of Seats will be continued everv morning at the Box Office of the Theatre from 9 to 12 A'.M, and from s until 4, P.M. N. U. Parties can secure seats for either om night or the entire series as they are disposed. ON SATURDAY", SECOND OPERA NIGHT. Books of the Opera containing the translation of the words for sale at the Theatre: Price 25 cents. mW DITOKTATIOKS OP SPRING AND SUMMER GOODS. JOHN K. HUME, NO. 57 COLLEGE STREET. TUST received a beautiful lot of tf JIAICAtit.S, PLAID SILK, GRENADINES, AND TISSUES, Bought at extremely low prices and which will be sold at the cheapest figures. PRINTED ANDEJIUROIDERED MUSLINS, WHICH hive been selected with the greatest care, and will be sold at astonishing cheap prices. MOURNING GOODS. BLACK and White Muslins, Lawns, Black Tissues, Black Berages (plain, figured, and plaid). Black Chal lies, Black Mourning Crape, Black Silk for Mourning. IKlMi-LINENS "TKW Importation of Irish Linen. Also, Pillow Case Ll Linens, Linen Sheetings. Also. Rojal Turkish Towels, Damask Towel Linens, Crash Russian Diaper, Ac., Ac EMBROIDERIES, LACE GOODS. MANTILLAS. HOSIERY, AC. Ribbons and Trimmings in great varietr. mjlS JOHN K. HUME. il. KERR & CO, IMPORTERS OF GENUINE HAVANA CIOAR3, SMOKING AND CHEWING TOBACCOS. FRENCH IIRANDir.S, WINES, BITTERS, SCOlCJt ALES. LOXDOXAXlt DCBUX PORTER, CORDIALS, FRUITS. Ac, 1 Ccdnr Street, opposite the Verandah. OQX finfl HAVANA, MEXICAN AND ZOOUUU GERMAN CIGARS. The largest and bt assorted stock in Nashville, comprising all kinds, qual ities, shapes and sizes, most ef which are the richest fla vored, and costliest Cigars that come fioni Havana. Also, 10 barrels Havana Smoking Tobacco, direct impor tation.) with the choicest assortment of Virginia Smoking and Chewing Tobacco in the market. Dealers and users f the above are respectfully invited to give us a call, and examine our stock and prices before buying elsewhere, as we are selling wholesale and retail as low as such can be had in any market in the Union. A. KERR A CO., maylS No. 21 Cedarstreet. FRENCH R RANDIES, WINES, COICUl,U, FRUITS, Ac 27 Octoves fine French Braudie. Ber nard and Seignett's; .1 qrs. Otard, Signed and London Dock; 2 pipes Holland Genuine Gin; 10 dozen pure Jamaica Rum, (imported in glas;) 6 " " Champagne Brandy, " 8 barrels Wild Cherry Bounce; 10 dozen Brandy Cherries, (French;) 50 cases superior Claret; 2 casks " " 4 Pure old Sherry; 4 " " " Madeira; 100 baskets Champagne, Clicquct, Charles Hiedsick, and other favorite brands; London and Dublin Porter; Sco'ch AWj 15 dozen Sparkling Hock; 5 ' MalvisaWine delicious and nourishing light Wine, for ladies. A. KERR A CO, mavis dAtwtf No. 27 Cedar st. SWEEPSTAKES TOR 185l. THE FOLLOWING-SWEEPSTAKES are proposed to be run over the WALNUT COURSE at the FALL MEETING, 1S54. Entries to be made to the Proprietor, and to name and close in all the Stakes on the FIRST OF JULY: NO. 1. A SWEEPSTAKE FOR UNTRIED S YEAR OLDS $100 entrance, $2.". forfeit. Mile Heats, Three or more to make a race. NO. 2. SWEEPSTAKE FOR 2 YEAR OLDS $100 en trance, $25 forfeit, Mile Out, Three or more to make a race. "' NO. S. JOCKEY CLUIt PURSE $500 Three Mile Heals, with an inside Slake of $200, $50 forfeit, Two or more to make a race. NO. 4. SWEEPSTAKE FREE FOR ALL AOES Two .Mile Heats, $200 entrance, $50 forfeit. Three or more to make a race. The rules governing the Club over the Walnut Course, will be the same as those adopted by the Walnut Jockey Club Association. O. TOWLES, rov23 td Proprietor. SELLING AT COST. ASwe have determined tochangeour place business, we will sell our present stock of Summer Goods at cost. Our friends will be expected to make all bills cash, use cannot charge goods while felling at cost. Call earlr before the choice goods are sold. may23 'dCt BOLLING A WUELKSS. JUDICIAL ELECTION. I willopen and hold an Election at the usual places of voting in all tne Civil Districts of Davidson County, on the 4th Thursday of May, 1654, for the purpose ot electing three Judges of the Su preme Court of Tennessee; one tor the Eastern; one for the Western and one for the Middle Division. One Attorney General for the State; one Judge, and one Attorney Gen eral for the 6th Judicial District, one Judge of the Crim inal Court, and one Chancellor for this Chancery Division. Thefollowing isthe 11th section of the act underwhich this election is held: Sec 11 lie it furthtr enacted. That in votincr forSunrenie Judges of the State every voter shall prefix to the name of each candidate on his ticket, the words Eo3rkR.v, Wkstcrx or Middle Division to denote the grand division of the State for hich he desires each candidate elected. Aud the person receivrngthehighest number of voles for any di vision shall be declared one of the Judges of the Supranie Curt of Tennessee. KB 1)1(1 LEY, ap20 td . B SlunQof Davidson County. LYONS Ac CO. Importers and Dealers in Havana Cignrs, To- lincco, nnu 1111 kiiius oi 1 uiui(,u muu. Liquors, vie. No. 19 Cedar Strict, Nashville. Conntry orders respectfully solicited and punctually at tended to. LATE ARRIVAL. C1UAUM CIGARS-lleceived this day a large lot of superior Regalia Cigars, which lor flavor and quality will surpass any ever brought to Nashville. We keep constantly on hand a very large as sortment of all descriptions of Cigars, which we will sell oitfiprAt WhftliLsaleor retail. ntthelimist nript fV.mt.r and City dealers are respeclfnlly invited to examine our I . 1. 1. 1 : .1 1 " 1 jiHiCH. uciieiiiibiitsiit cisc w net e. apT; LYONS A CO., 19 Cedar st. LlOUOtlii. VYeaeep constantly on Band a lull sop- j ply of Brandies, Wines, and all other Liquors, of va- nous quauur.s, lur enner wnoiesaie or retail by JPl LYONS ACQ, 19 Cedarstreet. CHEWING AND SMOKING TOBACCO The lovers of the weed would do well to call on us, we having just received an article of Tobacco or a very superior quality. LYONS A CO., 8P7 lit Cedar street. ELLING AT COST WALKING CANES, MEtK CUAUM PIPES, Ac. We are selling the balance of our tock of the above articles at cost, to close out. Any one in want of them would do well to call at np7 LY'ON'S A CD'S, 19 Cedar St. .NEW PUBLICATIONS. ALEXANDER DUMAS' NEW NOVEL. y- f- W.T, KERRY & CO, havejnst received : .THE FORESTERS. ByAixxAXDm Dcms. Translated from the Authors original MSS. W. T. B. Jk CO. hnve also just received A YEAR. WITH TUE-TURK3 -r Or Sketches oMravel in the European and Asiatic Dominions of the Sultan. By Washington W,Smith, M. A. With aMap. RUSSIA AS IT IS. By Count A DtGurosnki. THE WATER-CURE LIBRARY, 7 vols. TIIE HYDROPATHIC ENCY'CI.OP-EDIA. By Dr. Wall, 2 vols. ' FOWLER HOME FOR ALL; Or the Gravel Wall and Octagon Mode of Building; new. cheap, convenient. superior, and adipted to rich and poor mjl3. A SUPERB WORK OF AUtTvn D UTILITY 1 W. T. BERRY & CO. have just received THE WORLD OF SCIENCE, ART, AND INDUSTRY. Illustrated with 500 Drawings from the New York Exhi . biticn. Edited by Prot B. Silliman. Jun, and C.R. Goodrich, Esq. (Complete in one splendid volume, 4to.; This work was undertaken with the determination that hould be carried on impartially, thoroughly, and indepen dently; that the best artists and engravers in the country should be employed on their own terms; that no partialitr should be purchased by those whose works are criticised or illnslrated; that the best accessible information and assis tance should be obtained for the editorial department; that the whole work should be prepared with rtfereuce to its general and ptrmmtnt value; the present Exhibition being used merely to furnish a text and examples for the illnstra tion of general principles. This plan has been conscien tiously adhered to. Or THE 504 iLirSTRATIOSS COXTAI.VED IX Tint TOLCHE, 64 are devoted to Scripture, Bas-Beliefs, Ac Manufactures in Metals, Bronzes and Silver Ware. Textile Fabrics. Ornamental Furniture. Porcelain, Terra-Cotte. and Glass Ware. Machinery, Models, Ac. Miscellaneous Articles, Interior View?. The letter prefs includes a series of valuable papers on subjects of Scientific and Practical interest by some ol our most competent original investigators. The whole volume furnishes information and examples which may be practically useful to a great variety of theo relical and practical men while as a drawing-room tab.c book, it may also prove attractive and uicful to faraile3; suggestive as it is of the sources of information oa the va rious branches of science and human industry, and of the principles cf taste which should govern in the ornamental and useful arts. In truth, it U a copiously and beautifully illustrated Encyclopedia of Manufactures and the Fine and Useful Arts; uniting to a brief but comprebensiTt history of each particular subject, up to the date of publication, tro theoretical and critical views of distinguished gentlemen who have made those subjects their epecial study. RECENTLY PUBLISHED TYPES OF MANKIND. (NEW EDITION, JUST PUBLISHED , TOON, NELSON A- CO. hnve just icccivcd TYPES OF MANKIND; Or. Ethnological Researches, based upon the Ancient .Monuments, Painting, S.j!f lures, and Crania of Races, and upon their Natural. Geographical, Philological, and Biblical Uistorr Ccr. taining selections from the Manuscript of the late Sarc G. Morton, M. D., with additional contributions fron lW. L. Agassix, W. Usher, M. D.. and Prof. ILS. Pe terson, M D. By J. C. Nott and G. R. Guddos. WORKS OF REV. JOHN CUMMIXG, D.I), LECTURES ON TIIE APOCALYPSE. 2 vols. THE CHURCH BEFORE THE FLOOD, 1 vl. BENEDICTIONS; Or, THE BLESSED LIFE, 1 vi. VOICES OF THE DAY, 1 vol. VOICES OFTHE NIGHT, 1 vol. m2 Just to hand, by TOON, NELSON A CO. Welbouiue and the Chincn Islands. TOON, NELSON A- CO, have just received -WELBOURNE AND TIIE CHIVCA ISLANDS, With sketches cr Lima ind a Voyage around tha World. By Geo. W. Peck. "Decidedly new, entertaining as well as instruct -le l this volumne, drawn from a part of the world to wh . now the "rest of mankind" are looking. The Uvuly, gcn.al style or the traveling Author makes his volunre verr readable, while it abounds in valuable information . regions not -fien explored." A. J. Obvrrer, May AN HISTORICAL TEXT BOOK. (new MipPIr)&nd Afs. of Biblical Geography. By Lyman Coleman. 'Dr. Coleman has made valuable contributions to the Litar ature of the Bible, and we are persuaded that this nine will afford impnitant aid in its Mud r. It combines a general view of the History, Geogrsphvan.l Chronology of the Scriptures, and in such a torm tj give it great raliie, both as a book of constant reference in the reading of the Word of God, and of systematic stndy. It cannot fail to be highly useful to Bible CKsses, Sablntti School teichers and scholars, and indee 1 tn all B.ule students." Xtir York Obstntr, April i?tk. 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For sale by JOHN YORK A CO.. Booksellers, Corner of Union and Cherrv streets, opfJXi.U tne Bank ot Tennessee. ' uuv LIFE OI'BASCOM. " The Life of II. B. Ilnscom, D. D., L. I.. D., Late Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church So.utK P Rer. iLHenkle. D. D , with a fine steel Poitrait. Price $, Forsaleby maySJ JOHN YORK A ( j. SWAN'S REPORTS VOLUMES 1-2. Reports of the cases argued and detenu med in th'S . preme Court of Tennessee, during tha years lii. 1, hr 11 imam u. awun, niate Iteporter. t or s ue by ' mays '54 JOHN YORK A CO.. Booksellers, corner Union and Cherry streets, cppcs;' the Bank of Teunessee. WE STUDY TO PLEASE. 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