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r .- -' : '. f ir THE DAILY UNION. JOHN LJtAELINff, EDITOR. THE FIRST-BORN. The first-born is a Fairy C"3"3' .mns nmnnation I t . attire, fond and wild A moving exultation 1 Beside the hearth, upon the stair, Its foot-step laughs with lightness : at, A cradled, all its features fair Are touched with mystic brightness, First pledge of their betrothed lore 0, happy they that claim it ! First gift direct from Hcav'n above 0, happy they that name it ! It tunes the household with its .voice, And with quick laughter ringing, 3Iakes the inanimate room rejoice,. A bidden rapture bringing. Its beauty all the beauteous things By kindred light resembles! Bat, evermore with fluttering wings, On fairy confines trembles. So much of those that gave it birth , Of Father and of Mother ! So much of this world built on earth; And so much of another! frou tos hostox courier. ' THE ORIGIN OF FLOWERS. t Flowers! Whence come youriwondroui birtbV3 . Ueclung wjtn beauty tne uarK Drown earth 7 yjj; , 1 e call her mother but tell me where "Ye gather your hues so passing fair?' ' 'Tis not from her.- ' ' "We come from the land called the Spirit' home, Where angehrin beauty and gladne"s5 roam; Each virtue, each grace, in that bright sphere, Shows forth in the form of a Flower here. ' 'Tis thence we come -., But wherefore so far from your native sky, vtH -f Come ye mid'st raoruilsto Bloom and dicj? JMnrk ye Unit here the chill winds blow, ' V f-S And Death that your own realms never know, Makes all his own?' 4We know of the sorrows that gather here; Of the blighted hope of ihe flowing tear; And 'tis to beguile froin care awhile To brighten the Earth with the Angel's smile, That we are come. The liily, the rose, the violet's breath, . Yield to the monarch "thatyou call Death;! But fear not his power; and of this be sure, He can change but'the form the spirit pure Returns to Heaven. Jen-jot Jat. .BSF'We copy the following from the New York Mrpress, relative to the bill now pent-frig before Congress, in regard to the currency, of 'the' United States; The Coinage and Seignorage bill before the House of Bepresentatives is one of a great deal of importance, for it proposes almost a total revolution in the currency of the country. It is a misfortune that the committee which has" reported the bill has' mixed up two principles, an altomtion 'of the silver coin and a seignorage, because the first proposition has just now many friends, and the latter few or none among practical men. The silver propositions in the bill are a reduction of the number of grains of silver in the half dollar, - quarter dollar, dime, and half dime. The silver dollar, which now weighs 412 grains, it isnot pro posed to touch, but it is proposed to reduce the sil ver half dollar from its present weight, 206$ grains, down to 192 grains, and the quarter, dime, and half dime in like proportion. Of course, two half dollars" then weighing but 3Si grain3; the present dollar Of 42h grains, would no longer be in circulation, but "would bear a high premium. The weight proposed in the bill-being for half a dollar 192 grains, this is a reduction below the old weight of G 91-100, nearly 7 per cent,- but as the intrinsic value of silver bullion, compared with gold, is about 1 to 15,522, a dolla&in - silver, tobe'at'par with the "dollar in gold, should weigh but 400 grains, or 12 grains less than its actual weight," and -thuvthe l emotion is only 412-100 per 'cent If the present appreciation "of silver is to continue, this is not reduction enough, and as this calculation of 1 to 15,522 is based upon the price of silver bars over a year ago,, the reduction now is not probably even this 4 12-100 percent Congress, therefore, should well and deliberately reflect upon this very impor tant change in the coin, for such a change, "when once made, is not revocable without the greatest inconvenience. y These. silver coins, thus reduced in value, te bill, now before the House proposes to make receivable in government dues to the amount of five dollars only; and they are not to be a legal tender to indi-j viuuais, as proposed m tne Diu.trom the senate. It was contended that to pay debts lira silver hqjf dol lar of 194 grains contracted to be paid in a silver half dollar of 20G grains was a violation of icon tract, and hence th"e government alone is to be made the loser. The bill which came from the Senate inflicted a seignorage of one half of ouc per cent upon gold coined or cast into bars or ingots; but the House provision now is, a seignorage upon coin; but where it is cast into bars or ingots, or formed into blocks, the charge shall not exceed the expense to be re gulated from time to time by the Secretary of the Treasury. The practical effect of this bill will be to make gold the standard of value to the exclusion of silver, because the present silver coin is to be appreciated by the bill about 7 per cent, and the contemnlatwl silver coin depreciated to a like amount; and hence, vo i.uia uuuicwanju cum caiinoc Dfi n lprrni tmr nr beyond five dollars, rrold will be rnsnrroil tn n tho - - a.vWa only medium. The idea of this bill is borrowed from the British silver act of 181G. The British mint buys a pound . of silver at its market value, or standard British value of 62 shillings, and issues it with the impress oi the realm to applicants at the rate of G6 shillings and silver is made a legal tender only to the amount of 40 shillings. The seignorage of one half of one per cent pro posed in the bill would be a tax on the 50,000,000 in gold that go from New York to Philadelphia, to be coined there, of $250,000 per annum; which tax,added to the present cost of transfer about $125,000 per annum would be such a burthen as to stop sending geld there, and lead either to its as saying here, -under State authoritv. or tn it3 ovnirf ' tx England where no seignorage exists. Wc were showji the other day, by Messrs. C. allace is McPherson, some domestics manufac tured at Alisonia, by Messrs. Derry & Brothers. We think their domestics will compare favorably '-with any manufactured at the South. We under stand that some capitalists have made a proposition to the Messrs. Derry to purchase their establish ment, and have offered them a very large advance on the cost of its construction. If they should sell, We hope they will again become citizens of Knox ville. We need men of energy and enterprise like they are, to assist in building-up Knoxville. They desired, while residiug here a few years ago, to en gage in the manufacturing business, but could not procure an eligible site upon TvJiich. to erect a suit able building. We think that ohject could be ef fected now, as our citizens feel the loss- they have, sustained mnot securing thepennanent location of the Messrs. Derry among us. Knoxville Register. Iran.NATio.VAL Coprnicnx Treaty with" Eng land. It is rumored that a treaty establishing an international copyright system "between Great Britain and this country, which was arranged be tween Mr. Webster and the English Minister Mr. Crampton, shortly before tho death of the former has returned from England for the ratification o'f our government This alleged treaty secures to British and American authors tho same protection reciprocally in the United States and Great Brit ain which the laws of their respective countries af ford them; and applies not only to .books, but to periodical literature. - - ' NASHVILLE, TENN. WEDNESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY' id A NEW KING. TO Fhe Banner of yesterday, compares itself to a King-aod ourself to the impertinent fello-w, rebuked by.his majesty. That our neighbor' does really re gard us as "impertinent" in our various strictures - L J . . I 1 upon ana exposures ot ins own imperial seii, is to ouTomind extremely probahle." For years he has borne himself with such kingly arrogance, that it doubtless seems the very height of impertinence, to Touch the hem of his garment, except with "by your leave, sire." The poet tell us, "That no rogue ever felt the halter draw, With good opinion of the law." And it was scarcely to be expected, that one who has.lorded it so haughtily over obsequious friends, should cheerfully come down like ''common men," 4 and submit to rough handling. But bur neighbor will have to do it Canute commanded the tide of the sea not to flow beyond his feet The rebellious tide, obeying a law of its nature, did do it however. Kings,. before our neighbor, have had to stand, the fate of common men, and he will have to stand it too. In truth, "the divinity which doth- hedge a "king," has ceased to he that protection, which it was in olden days. A new era lias risen. People have fciud 'out that Kings, when their velvet robes are torn from them, have the'same legs, arms, eyes, 'andears (only a little longer) as other men. They have found as in Moore's poemf the monster where they believed a prophet, "the impostor where they thought a god." These little "incidents" of king- histdry have lessened much of that awe formerly at tached to majesty. And it now is no longer reck- lesfifless to play battledore with monarclis. It is simply impertinence. People arc doing what court jesters have dono for centuries laughing at their A majesties, anougu not auacneu iu our ueignuui court, we claim and certainly shall exercise this irivilege, not only for our own amusement, but also. Our neighbor ot the JJanner is not without some of the attributes of royalty, though candor forces us to say, he does not combine enough to hold the throne long. To be .perfectly candid, we hardly think he is a King at all. He is only Prime Minis ter! The real King is not at present within his do minions, and our neighbor is only a pro tern. Slight, 'therefore, asis the reverence we feel for Kings, even that minimim. quantity is reduced to infinitessimals when applied to Vice-Gerents reigning but as the agents of the real sovereign. Our neighbor, in the same paragraphraIso says, that he sometimes "takes hold of it (the Tfiiion) and throws it out of the way. That this ticlcles its fancy almost to death." Modest ..words truly. If the Banner were really to throw the Union out of its y, the feat certainly would "tickle" our fancy: Like the magic performances of Herr Alexander, and similar apparent impossi bilities, the achievement would certainly put the house in a roar. Wo have never attempted to put the Banner out of our way. Our neighbor is entire ly toVuseful to us. Whenever times are dull, and there is nothing to write about, we" turn to his col umns as an inexhaustible source of fun and amuse ment Ve could not possibly get along witnout him. And sooner than loose his profound argu ments, accurate statements, brilliant wit, and royal condescension, we are willing to be a little imperti nent '"v j-SgT'There is a paper published down at Savan nah, in-this State, -which has chosen to fling at the Union. Most people make out as if they never read anything in a newspaper against them, and at tribute the kn0wledgeof such attacks to the kind ness of friends', butfor whose services their atten tion never would', have, beeu called to the matter. We are different We make it a rule to read eve n-thing upon the Union, good, bad, or indiflerent The abuse of such journals as this Savannah paper is as pleasant as the praise of more respectable pa pers. This Savannah journal professes to be edited by W. S. Martin, hJsq. Who Mr. Martin is,-.we arc profoundly ignorant He may be this, which, or "tother." He may be the "man in the. moon-" for all we know, and just fell over board. In fact, we are inclined to tho opinion that he is the mantin the moon, ashi3. editorials exhibit undoubted evidences -of lunacy. Wevould advise him that it is1 scarcely in his power to. do. what the True Whig. arid Banner have been "vainly -trying to do for the. last twelve months demolish, the Union. The only eficctof this course wilfbe to bring upon himself a -very painful impaleing; to' givehiiri such notorioty . - . "As. Dunciads only give." The crowded state of our- columns, alone, pre vents an inimediatq; dissection of tins --interesting " specimen of whig village editors. . . FIVE DAYi LATER FROJI MEXICO, The City of Mexico Pronounced, in Favor of tlueltetolu . tton (imgresa dispersed df $fi Point nf the Bayonet. '. New Orleans,. Wednesday, Peb.;9, 1853. . The schooner .Aguilla, from- Vera Cruz, brings ns highly interesting Jiews from the City of Mexico to the 20th January. . The Cily of Mexico "had finally pronounced in 'fa vor of the revolution.' On the evening of the lQth; President Cevalda, finding Congress refractory, played the part of Cromwell introduced a.largehody of soldiers into the Hall, and cleared it of the members at the point of the bayonet Oil the .same evening-, he issued a decree Calling a National Convention, to meet at the Capitol on the loth of June'j to reform the Consti tution, elect a new President, and exercise Legisla tive potvers. He" also gave orders to the Govern ment troops to cease hostilities against the troop$ of Uraga. Two new papers have been started, advocating the re'turn of Santa Anna. ;: BY TELEGRAPH. New York, Peb. 14. The Niagara ha3 arrived with later advices. Cotton has advanced one-eighth. Washington, Feb. 14. Confirmations by the Senate John M. Broadhead,Sccond Comptroller of the Treasury; Anthony W. Carpenter, of Iowa, and Prior Nance, of IvnoxAllle, Tenn., Surveyors of Customs. a Baltimore, Peb. 14. The workmen and direc tors of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad have ar rangedtheir difficulties in regard to prices and work the trains are running regular. Pittsburg, Peb. 14. The river. has seven feet water in the channel and cold. and fallinsr. Weather clear Cincinnati, Feb. 14. The river has fallen 14 feet in last 24 hours. Bangor, Maine, Feb. 14. A freshet in the river Piscataqua on Thursday, flooding several villages; and doing immense damage. Louisville, Feb. 14. There was a severe gale here on Saturday night; it did considerable damage at the landing. Several coal boats were sunk. The river is now falling fast, though the falls are yet navigable. New Oeleans, Feb. 14 Flour dull at $4 C0a4 G5. Corn active Sales of 15,000 sacks at 39a43c for inferior, 4Sa50c for prime. Mess pork 15 SOalG. -Bacon Sales of 300 hhds.; c for sides, 7c for shonlders. Green meats, half a million pounds, at Hc for hog round. Whisky 21c. Gro ceries steady. L ' W W. H. Gordon, & Co, 'sells, groceries to day. See advertisement SEW 0RLEAS3 CORRESPONDENCE. New Orleans, Feb. 5th3 1853. Dear Union: The steamer "Nashville" with full freight and a fair list of passengers, leaves for your portrtms afternoon. The weather for several days past has been warm, cloudy, rainy and therefore disagreeable. On Friday there was a review of the'eity military companies, which turned out a poor afiair a fail ureSimon Sugg's "Tallapoosa Tolunteers" were Imperial Guards, compared to Friday's display 0) of epauletted scare-crows and timid (in appearance) privates. Fallstaff violently would have opposed inarching through Coventry, if ho had had such followers. -The military in this city heretofore, thfi State Legislature and City Council. Since supplies have ceased, there is naught left save an army-skeleton. The city- would very favorably receive an invading army, but then it relies upon Tennessee and Ken tucky rifles. Alas ! for the chivalry of the South, if the military of New Orleans be a sample. Don' Quixote would have charged upon them as readily as the flock of sheep, and with more success than his wind-mill adventure. New Orleans the grand entrepot of the South, has but two railroads, (mere apologies) and two small canals, but the Mississippi is her father and supplies her with pin-money. There are in this city fifty-three churches Catholic, 17; Methodist, 11; Presbyterian, 8; Chris tian, 1; Lutheran, 1; Unitarian, 4; Protestant Epis copal, 3; Episcopal, 3; Hebrew, 2; Evang. Protest ant, 2; Congregational, 1. Eight cUMy news papers (issuing weeklies,) "Bee, Bulletin, Delta, True Delta, Picayune, Orleanian, Crescent, and German Gazette. Five weekly Price Current, Stoats' Zeitung, Southern Democrat, Southern Organ, and "Balloon." Four monthly DeBow's Review, Medical Jour nal, Baptist Chronicle, .and Southern Ladies Book. Sales of Cotton this week, 49,000 bales, irregular rates. " " Sugar " 0,000 hhds, c. advance. " " Corn " " decline of 2c. to 3c. per bushel. Tobacco demand limited. I am yours, truly, ' ' M K. Jay. IFIIOM TOS NEW YORK THIBUNE.T THE NEW EMPRESS OF THE FRENCH. We are in possession of some interesting details in the history of the lady, who, aa is officially an nounced, was to be united to Louis Napoleon by civil act on the 22d, and by religious rites on the 29th of last motfth. These" details we have re ceived from a foreign gentleman who is perfectly acquainted with the facts and persons in question ; and they may be relied on as authentic. Senorita Eugenia de Teba, or as she is more usu-. ally known, M lie. de Montijo, is the daughter of a nobleman who belonged to one of the most "emi nent families of the Spanish aristocracy, that of Pal afox, and who distinguished himself in the civil war of 1823, underthe title of the Count de Teba. At that time he became acquainted with Miss Maria Kirkpatrick, the dashing and handsome daughter of a Scotch gentleman who held the post of Consul of the United States at Malaga. A love-affair1 and a romantic marriage was the consequence. The new made Empress is tlie daughter of this Spanish gran dee and Maria Kirkpatrick, who is still living, a widow, and who accompanies her daughter on her present visit to Paris, where she has appeared un der the title of Countess de Teba. After the mar riage, in 1S23, the death of an elder brother con ferred upon the Count, along with a score of other titles, that of Montijo by Avhich name, since her first appearance in fashionable life, tho daughter has been generall' distinguished. She also inherits a handsome fortune, her independent income bein" something like 80,000 a year. The father died some years since, leaving two daughters ; the elder now wears, by marriage, the title of Dutchess of Alva and Berwick, than which the Spanish nobility can boast nothing more elevated. ' For some years the young Countess de Teba or Montijo, who is now about twenty-five, has enjoyed at Madrid the reputation of an exceedingby fast woman. Tall, graceful, of statuesque symmetry of person, with luxuriant auburn or rather red hair ' a pale complexion, which has lately stood in need ot a little rouge, great electrical eyes of brown so deep and radiant as to pas3 for black, rather long and aristocratic features, a large but exquisitely sculptured nose, a lovely mouthand teeth of daz zling whiteness, she is a type of admirable beauty, which a languid and blast air hardly diminishes. Endowed with uncommon witand spirit, she speaks jjrenciij jingiisn, xianan ana (jerman with as much lluency as bpanish, A proticient m exercises of strength and address, she rides with the boldest, and drives four-in-hand with the most skillful. At Madrid it was the habit of our heroine to lid defiance to public opinion as the whim might seize her. Slip used to appear alone in public, driving her own carriage, cane nad a separate establish ment in her mother s palace, inviting and receiving company without consulting her mother, and often refusing access even to her relatives. Once her mother forced her door, despite the remonstrances of the servant, who protested that the Countess wanted to be alone. To her great amazement, she found, that her daughter was missing. For twenty four hours the young lady did not appear, and when she returned cooly informed her afflicted parent,- who had loudly expressed her fears that there had been, an elopement, that she had been away- on an errand ! On another occasipn, the whim takes her to pay a special compliment to literature, and her carriage stppa atthe door of Senor Encosura, one of the most prominent of living Spanish authors, who was some years since a Minister of the Crown. "Good :m0rning, my dear sir," was.her solution to the as tonished liierateur, "I have come to breakfast with you.in order to have a talk on literature and poe tay." A few weeks later Encosura gave a dinner to a number of literary men, artists, and actors at which the Countess Was present without her moth er or any other lady as cliaperone. She was the life of the party, making speeches and giving toasts with the loudest Among the guests was a third rate French actor, named Laferriere, who had had great success in Madrid. He was from the Thea tre Historique in Paris. She took a fancy to him and had a long conversation with him. When the time for leaving came, "WelL" said the Countess, "my carriage is here, and I will take M. Laferriere to his hotel." The young inan was a little abashed at such a courtesy from such a lady ; but she in sisted and they departed together. Mile, de Montijo was also a great sportswoman, and very popular, of course, among the torreadors, of bull-fightere. She was present at all the bull fights in Madrid, where she used to wear the most magnificent costume of a Maja de SeviUa, -something like that of Mile. Soto in the ballet of the same name at Niblo's, but much more characterist ic. A -very large and high comb at the top of the head, with wreaths of roses falling each side, mixed with the hair; a profusion of diamonds, necklaces bracelets and rings; a very showy and tight waist, cut low in the neck, and with bare arms; a" very short skirt, open-worked stockings with colored embroidery, and very small embroidered slippers. When she appeared in the circus, she was saluted by all the torreadors, nd exchanged with them the most cordial greetings. "To thee, Countes3 de Te ba, I dedicate my love and my prowess !" they would exclaim, wafting kisses towards the young lady. 'CBravo, Antonio 1 Bravo, Jose I Well fought, my boys," and other word3 of the most liberal ap probation, were the answer. In all such scenes there was a considerable display of Spanish frank ness, which would have been very shocking to the sense of propriety of American ladies. Like all fast women, our Countess found a matri monial establishment difficult to obtain. Once sw courted the Duke of Ossuna, the richest grandee of Spain, but he declined tho honor. Disappointed in this scheme, she received the addresses of a young noble of Castille, and was nearly engaged to mar ry him. But she couldnot help flirtingat the same time ; and once, when this young man was m her drawing-room, she went so far in her, coquetry with another- that the former aspirant for her hand seized a chair and threw it at her head, saying, with the most opprobrious epithets, that he would not marry her for the -world. The insult was re sented by the last object of her attention, and two or three duels were the consequences. The result of all these acts of dashing eccentricity, and of all these scandals, and of others quite as notorious, ' was, that it would have been little less than impos sible for Mile, de Montijo to marry a jgentleman of her own rank in Spain. For three or four years past, Mile, de Montijo has been wont to spend the winter in Paris, where her conduct has been much more circumspect than at Madrid. Still, she has never gained an entry in to the aristocratic circles of the Faubourg St Germain.- But she was compensated for this exclusion by the cordiality with which she Avas received at the Elysee, and by the profound impression she made upon its master. From the first she inspired Louis Napoleon with an ardent passion, which jus tified her resolution to become his wife and share the glories that destiny had in reserve for him. In accordance with this determination, she steadily re jected other proposals -without regard to their mag nificence. It was currently reported at Paris a few months ago, that her reply to his protestations of love had been: "Prince, I am of too good a family to be your mistress," aud, if the saying be not ex actly truejn fact, there is no doubt that it is so in spirit: Latterly the attentions of the lover have in creased" in zeal, and the position of the lady in his Court has been more marked than ever. She was the heroine of every festival: during the recent ex cursion of the Court to Compiegne, she stood at4ts head as the bright, particular star of the imperial ad miration, and there were not wanting those who predicted her marriage with Napoleon. Still the lover hesitated. He adored, ha worshiped, yet he didn't come up to the mark. But the Countess was not discouraged. She is too skillful an. actress to be at fault in such an emergency. She announced the approaching departure of herself and her moth er for Madrid. The result was the proposal of mar riage, the. appointment of the day, the annuncia tion to the Ministers and the world that the Coun tess was to be' his wife, and no doubt ere tliis the lionne of Madrid and the grand-daughter of the former U. S. Consul at Malaga has become Euge nia, Empress of the French. It is said that a gipsy once predicted that she would be elevated to a throne, after the fashion of the famous prediction of thenegress to Josephine. It remains to be seen how far the future will complete the parallel be tween the wives of the two Napoleons. Geeat Times Among toe Akolitioxists Practi cal Amaloajiatiox A Black axd White Mar riage Prevented. Fulton N. Y., as we learn from the Syracuse Star, was the scene of an extraordi nary excitement on Sunday evening, the 30th, the particulars of which may be briefly stated a3 fol lows: Rev. Mr. King, pastor of a regular Wesleyan Methodist, Abolition, Amalgamation Church at Ful ton, has an interesting and quite pretty daughter, whom for some three or four years past he has kept at school at that pink of a "nigger" institution called the McGrawville College, Cortland county. While there it seems that a certain genuine "negro connected with the instution, called Professor Allen, and herself, became enamored of each other, and thereupon entered into an "engagement to be married. A little time since, the damsel went home to her amalgamation-preaching parents, and made known the arrangements. The parents remonstrated and begged, and got the brothers and sisters to interpose, butalrto no ellect The blooming damsel was determined to partake of the "bed and board" and inhale the rich odors which McGrawville college teaching had pic tured, and more than this she would not remain in membership with the denomination that preaches but declines to practice, and sent in her resignation m due lorm ot law. Whereupon down from McGrawville coines the blushing Allen (decked in wedding garb). But as the anxious couple could not have the nuptial rites celebrated under the reverend father's roof, they withdrew to the domicil of a certain schoolmaster, near by, and made preparations for the ceremonies. In the meantime the affair had i lt.ii! "I.. - - got wnispereu auouc me town, anu tne incensed populace,-some five hundred strong, made ready to "disturb the meeting." Several eminent citizens, fearing lest a serious row should follow, repaired to the marriage house and while some kept the riot down by speeches and pursuasion, others gained ad mittance to tne colors. Alien on being asked it he was married, replied "No, but thai he would be in a few "minutes. He was. remonstrated- with and told the consequences that would ensue that he would be mobbed, and must leave town imme diately. Jle responded that he knew what he was about and was a free man in a, free country, and should do as he pleased. By this, time the out siders could be held no longer, and -the window curtains being drawn, our hero "saw ,and tremblecl," and cried for mercy; The damsel didn't faint.-but at once consented to go home, and was. hurried in to a sleigh and was driven off, while Sambo under disguise, and surrounded by Abolitionists, was hustled out of the crowd over to the Fulton House. The multitude soon followed, eager and raving to grab the "nigger," but after a little he wa,s got away from the house, by some sly corner, and-hurried to Syracus in a sleigh, at the top of two hotfse31''spGea. We lea'rp in addition from the Syracuse Star, of Thursday, tuat tne schoolmaster alluded to ..above has been summarily dismissed by the trustees, for the pait he took in the business. The Rev." Mr. King, in question, it adds, has not for nearly two .years been pastor of the Wesleyan denomination at Fulton, but for three years? previously he was; He has now a congregafiou, it seems, just out of the village, to whom he preaches steadily, but profes ses to be a little more "independent" it is said, than the regular Wesleyan. .He is (or- has heen until now) a sort of Gerrit Smithite or ranting AbohV tionist, and has taught his daughter and preached to. nis congregation this Meurawville college doctrine of amalgamation, &a. never dreamimr, we suppose; that the viper would turn and sting the bosom that nourished it Louisville Times. Another Field OrrjaxG. Recent intelligence fa-' vors the hope that Madagascar is.now tp be open to Christian influence. The Prime Minister who has sustained the persecutions is dead, and his death has introduced a favorable change in the. policy, of the Government At Tanarivo,. the Christians amount to five thousand. Methodism in Fraxce. A correspondent of the the Cincinnati Advocate gives a more encouraging view of the Methodist Missionary operations in France than we had before entertained. He states that there are 10 traveling preachers in the French Conference, 34 local preachers, 4catechists or evan gelists, 873 church members, 1,582 scholars in schools receiving religious instructions. This does not include tho Wesleyans of Guernsey and Jersey, as those are connected with the British Confer ence. e3 gg gaca-ii i iiaaMmMM-a-at-BBM----MwMM COMMERCIAL. Nas-Tville, Feb. 16. Rain fell during tho entire day yesterday. River still falling. Cotto The inarket was a shade more active, under the influence of the Niagara's advices, which reports an ad vance of one-eighth to Livcrjwol. Sales -yesterday of about loOji-alcsat 7a8 C5. Tobacco At Johnson & Home's 13 hhds. sold as follows: One crop of 9 hhds., belonging to J. S. v.'illiams, of "Wil liamson county, sold at 3 95, 5 25, 5 35, 5 at 5 50, and 1 at 5 70. Four hhds. sold at 3 55, 445, 4 85, and fl 80. Nothingnew in Groceries. STEAMBOAT REGISTER. . Arrived. 15, Nashville, New Orleans; Republic, Waits boro';Madona, Cincinnati; Luella, Paducah. Departed. 14, Tempest, Paducah; Mustang, Waitsboro';. John Simpson, Cincinnati. COFFEE. 850 bags Rio Coffee, received this day per S. B. America, and for sale by feb!4 MORRIS & STfyVTTON. QUNDRIES. Now landing from steamer America O 100 boxes Soap; 10 ceroons Indigo; 20 bags Pepper; 25 do Ginger; 10 do Spice; 15 do Almonds; 100 dozen Buckets ; nnd for sale by febl4 o casus Jiaaacr; 82 half barrels Soda; 15 barrels Alum; 10 tierces Rice; 10 boxes Oranges ; MORRIS & STRATTON. FRESH SEEDS. 50 bbls Clover Seed; 15 barrels Millett Seed ; 5bbl3 Timothy SeedRS bags Blue Grass Seed, on hand and for sale by leDtl MORRIS oiATXON. SPIRIT OF THE PRESS. The Banner has -article in reply to the Union. Our neighbor says, that he sometimes takes hold of the Union and throws it out of the way, &c Our neighbor is certainly a doughty warrior, according to his own shewing. "King Gregory did not such deeds of arms." Harry Percy, who killed his five, or six, or dozen Scots before breakfast washed his hands and told his wife, "dull times Kate," was a mere circumstance to our neighbor. "Bloody Ty balt" was a "mild mannered man" in comparison. And that mighty giant whose terrific wood-cut, and sanguinary deeds so affrights children, as he snuffs "Fi,Fo, Fum, I smell the blood of au Englishman," Is no adequate type of our neighbor's cannibal propensities. He lives upon locofoco editors, and subsists upon democratic statesmen. What a wonder he i3 not more brilliantl We aro no loDger a believer in the effect of diet upon the intellect The True Whig has "an article headed "Disunio'n Redivivus." "Phccbusl what a name" To fill the trump of future fame." A paper has been established at Columbus, Geor gia, to advocate a dissolution of the . Union. It frightens our neighbor awfully. Is there' no Foss to certify that Gen. Pierce subscribed to start it? Is there no Sleive Gammon Robinson ready to prove, from the "archives," that democratic members of Congress contribute to its columns?. . Without these evidences, there will be a Jtiatus in the whole thing. They must be gotten up by all manner of means. The'-lmerican ha3 an article on the LastDays of the Whig Administration, and also refers to the Secretary of State, to be appointed by Gen. Pierce, The Gazette has an article upon European Poli tics, and also returns thanks to some fair riend for the present of a pair of Scissors. We do not con strue this present as does our neighbor. We think it was intended to admonish him to use the scissors more aud the pen less, and consequently not very Ogmpliinentan'. It was certainly a very ambiguous compliment, unless explained. We do hope that the ladies wont get to poking fun at our neighbor. Such a course is not in unison with the gentler sym pathies of the sex. Auction Sale. sale. -To-day closes And. J. -D.unean's ADELFIII TIIEATRjC. J. S. CHARLES ANDD. T. ASH, ilAXAcnts. Third night of the Engagement of the Eminent young Tragedian, Mr. J. B. Roberts. WEDNESDAY EVENIXGFEBRI7ARY 16th, will be presented Shakespeare's Tragedy of Macbeth Macbeth, Mr. J. B. Roberts ihicduff, .lr. J. S. Charles Banquo,'Mr. Moronev Lady .Macbeth, Mrs. Cantor Comic Song' by Mr.ilac Irwin To conclude with the laughable larce of JPoor 1'illicody Pillicody, Mr. Du rivagc Mrs. Pillicody, Miss Dyke Sarah Blunt, Mrs. Le roy. Admission Box andParquette 7p cents Second Tier 50 cents Colored Box 50 cents Colored Gallery '5a ISFDooraopeu at V to 7 Curtain will rise at past 7. febIG - ' T7AJIILr GROCERY. Families living JL? near or on Broadway can always it near or on iiroauway can alwavs tret the fol- lowuiar articles at ray store. No. 52. on Broad wa v. articles at my store, No. 52, on B in small or larce quantities from, dav-lfffht to 10 at nirrht: Butter, Eggs,Sugar, Coffee, Tea, -Candles, Bacon, Lard and all other articles usually kept in a Family Grocery. febtG ft. TRIGG, 0.52, Broadway. rpRUNKS. Just rfeeWeda ft w fine Trunks, and for JL salcby foblo ' . MYERS AMcG.ILL. "T7'-t'S. Just received an assotimcnt of hne Ya- V 1 lisos. and for sale low bv feb!5 MYERS & McGILL. H. & B. DOUGLAS &0., iirpoirrERS and wbor.E3.u.K ie.u.eh$ d, STAPLE AJV1 FAtfGT IItY OOODS, SHOES, BOOTS BONNETS, IIATS.-TOIBRELLASPAR-: : ASOLSt &G.MV., Jfyzlh side of, the Public Square, SashQUi -Tenn. $JJE hate in .stoic a coiuplctestockond general nssort y nieut of New JSprius; mid Summer Goods. Irj as-king tho attention of dealers tathjs exceedingly beau tiful and eminently desirable collection: of Goods, wc-would say wc are now prepared to supply our jiatrous -on better lerin. anu at lower prices, man ine same goods can be pro cured, in like tjuaiitjt ics, from eitheri'luladelphia or N. York". The selections have, been -made with great care, arfd arc i every parlieultu-adaptedllo tho rcqiremcnts.of tho.trade. The. stock is not only. the largest, but. the most varied anil elegant in its assortment ever oflercd by any one ih Nash vfe. . , . . We want Feathers, Beeswax, Ginseng, Wool, While Linsey, and Woolen Socks, to any extent, at lull market value. ,.febl4 2m.' H. & B. DOUGLAS & CO. -J0H1T- K. HUME." NO. 57 COLliEGIv STREET". NASH V3LLE, TENNESSEE. -February 141853. " . . ' . " ' - ; : ' : ' J0HU K. HUME, NO. 57 COLLEGE STREET. HAS now in Store tin PitctUent Amrtmeut of Rich Brocade Silks; Freneh Merinos; " Stj-ipetl lilies; Bl'kGroDeRhii'ies; Col'd do"" do; uerman uo; . White Cashmeres; ' .; .'.Boff'" " "do; Blue and Green do; Pink and Garnet do; '' Black ' do: Beautiful-white do; White Reps; Rich Cashmeres; " . FigUftnapidhai lJtj-.Laine1; Plain'-Mous De Laines; Small FigM do do; French Chintzes; - tALSO " BeautifuliBonnet and Neck --Ribbons, to which I invite tho attention ofall friends and customers.- fohll. J-'iirnishins Goods for Gentlemen;. " .TPST.received.a supply. of those Celebrated Shoulder fl S-JSATISW SHIRTS?- Satin StocliS; . ' . . French Biick Gauntlets; . - v.ravaKj- iuu uioves; Bl'kSilk dOi ' . Tur Gloves; Fancy do; . French Clotlis and CasbmeM: ". Scarfs: ' T . -Emb'd " Yestinzs: --Suspender?, HosiOry, Sic, &c -All oi wnic.1 win Desoiuiow ior wisu, or 10 punctual ueaiera. fehli. . JOltW K. HUME, SCALES I SCA1.ES ! I An assortment of Bltmdell's superior platfurm, floor and wheel Scales, varyinr in 1 r.ir.Ar- . .,. T.... . J 1 ' I. i " sue ior 3,vuwa to v,vvv u. o usi. ru-eiveu anu ior saie oy febl4 . JUlliSSON & SMITH. -' TIME SALE OF GROCERIES. ONWilDJfESDAY theieth February, 1853, we will Offer to the highest biddefon liberal terms : 300 Hogsheads New Orleans-Sugar; 500" Barrels do do Molasses; ' '50 Packjrrcs Loaf and Crashed Sugar; COO Kegs bhoenberger's Nails, all sizes; 500 Boxes assorted Glassware; COO do Star Candles; 100,000 Regalia arid Principee Cigars 500 Boxes Manufactured Tobacco, all grades; 100 Bundles Wrapping Paper; 100 Reams Letter and Cap Paper; 100-Barrels "Wagner's" Whisky; -59 do Rectified do; ; i, 100 Barrels Green Sfeubcnvillc Copperas ; ' 10 do Mason's Medium Blacking: . 50 boxes. Fox Pearl Starch ; With various other articles. The .roods will benutun in our usual Quantities, and. we invite the attention of the trade generally. ' Tkiois ot Sale. All sums under 8200 Cash. All soma. over $200, four months for approved endorsed notes paya qie in one oi iue cny J-kuu-s. leuY id W. U.UUHUU- & CO. JUST received a consignmsnt of Buggies, which will be sold low for Cash or good notes by 1 -1 . Tim If' VAT1T . T.T-. r- FRESH CLOVER SEED. 25 barrels Pennsy vania Clover Seed, just received and for sale low by m crro iitohw CMiimrT t. nn t i "1 juux oumi jlv.i, ujinu a. vjkj., .oruauway. DR. War. McLANE, UmiAN AND GERMAN' ROOT DOCTOR, EESPECTFULLY announces to the citizens of Nashville and vicinity, that he has returned again after a resi dence of fourteen years in tho South, and permanently lo cated himself in South Nashville, at the corner of Wash ington and Pearl streets, where he may at all times be found by those who may wish to consult him. He has in his possession many certificates from men of eminent standing certifying to the permanent euro of tho mo3t distressing cases of the follovfing diseases, vir Ner vous Affections, Liver Complaints, Dyspepsias, Chills and Fevers, Pleurisies, Asthmas, Colds, Coughs, Incipient Con sumptions. Rheumatisms, Weak Lungs, Fits, Dropsies. Cancers, Ulcers, Scroffulous, Hemoptasis of tho Lungs, and other Hemorages; Diarrhcea, Diseases of the Kidneys, Mer curial and Yenereal Taints of tho Blood; Diseases of ChiU then, Worms and various other Diseases incident to the hu man system. During his residence in the South, ho attended to over ten thousand different canes, all of which he treated with more than ordinary success. Dr. McLane hopes from his much experience ia the Medi cal Profession and the degree of success that has attended hiseffortsl161"3'0 00Dtaul e confidence and patronage of tho siclCand afflicted. NashvilJe, Feb J) ly. DR. WM. McLANE. JSfAU .Letters addressed, post-paid, to South Nashville. NEW PUBLICATIONS. MEW ENGLISH 300KS. -1 W. T. BERRY & CO. hare just received 1. Merivale's History of ahe Romans under the Empire, 3r. 2. Our Iron Roads: their History, Construction, and So cial Influences. By Fredericks. Williams. With numer ous illustrations. S. Russell's History of Modern Europe : with an account of the Decline and Fall of the Romen Empire; and a Yietf of the Progress of Society, from the Rise of the Modern King doms to the Peace of Paris in 1763 ; In a Series of Letters from a Nobleman to h3 Son. New edition, continued to the Accession of Queen Victoria of Englaud, in 4 elegant vols, calf. 4. The Greek Antbolojrv, as selected for the use of West minster, Eton, and other Public Schools. Literally trans lated into English Prose. 5. Historical Sketch of Logic, from, the earliest Times to the Present Day. By Robert Blakey, Professor of Logic and Metaphysics, Queen's College, Belfast. 6. The Dramatic Works of Goelhe, comprising Fau Tasso, &c -J 7. Latham's English Language. Third edition rer and greatly enlarged. 8. Lathams Germa'nia of Tacities, with Ethnological Dis sertations and Notes. 9. Niebuhr's Lectures on the History of Rome, from the earliest Times to the Fall of theAVestcrn Empire, 8 v. 10. Niebuhr's Lectures on Ancient History, from the Earliest Times to the Taking of Alexandria by Oetaviauus ; Comprising the History of the Asiatic Nation the Egyp tians, Greeks, Macedonians and Carthagenians, Sr. 11. Clinton's Epitome of the Civil and Literarr Chronolo gy of Greece, from the Earliest Accounts to the Death of Augustus. 12. The History of the Manners and Customs of Ancieat Greece. J. A. 1L John. W. T. B. & Co. have also just received Tee Illustrated London Geography. The Illustrated London Drawing Book. The Illustrated London Instructor. The Ilsustrated London Reading Book. The Illustrated London Spoiling Book. Knight's Illustrated Cyclopicdia of London. Knight's Pictorial Half-Hours. feblv SCOTT, IRVING AND COOPER." W, T. BERRY & CO., have recently received elegant editions of THE WAVERLY NOVELS, 4Sv., calf. WASHINGTON IRVING'S COMPLETE WORKS, 15v, calf. FENIMORE COOPER'S CHOICE WORKS, 12v, calf. "WV T. B. & Co. have also recently received MARIA EDGEWOUTH'S COMPLETE WORKS, I2v MISS AUSTIN'S NOVELS, 5v, culf. MRS.SIIERWOOD'S WORKS, 13v. DR. GREGORY'S LETTERS ON ANIMAL MAGNE TISM. febO V(Y!t TTPAV n-RT.-PAWB THE fast, nnd splendid pas-kaieer steam- . P9Bza rv er NASHVILLE, Tiios. Bn.msTi.KB. U&tfid? i--i n , i. in ivaic iui luuauui uanu an inter- r-f?-' -nrJ mediate ports on Saturday, the 16th inst.at 10 o'clock a. m. For freight or passage apply on board or to ' fchIC JAS-AMcA LISTER & CO., AgenU NINETY TOWN LOTS WILL BE SOLD AT AUCTION ! On Tuesday, 15th March, 1S33. THE above LOTS are in the town of STEVENSON, at the junction of the Men.phjsaiid Charleston, and the Nasi -villo and Chattanooga Railroads, 2;S0 miles from Memph , 113 miles from Nashville, and 38 mites from Chattarcona, and in Jackson county, Alabama. This place is at tl e point of Cumberland 3Iountain situated on the margin of ouo of the richest valleys of Tennessee river, and surrounded by forests of the best timber in the Union, and iron and coal to an unlimited extent. The Nashville and Chattanooga rail roadhas been finished to aud past that point from Nashville, and tie part d this road between Stevenson and Chattanoo ga will be done by July next, and tho Memphis and Charles ton road from this point to the foot of the Muscle Shoals, a distance of 170 miles, itrall under contract, and far advauced or finished, and will all be done in 10 to IK months. The Sehna road will enter the Nashville and Chut tanoocra railroad a few injles beyond Stevenson, and the connection at Chat tanooga with the East Tennessee and Virginia roads, tho Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina roads, and the S-liaa Toad this side, and with the South-west through the Meii.phis and Charleston road, couneoting with the New Orkaus anu Nashville, and Mobile and Ohio railroads, andbv the NaJi vilte and Chattanooga road io Nashville with all the North and North-west valley of the MissuMippi, gives Stevenson a most commandingposition for a manufacturing and cor.mer cial point, and justified, we think, the prospect of a large city. 1 aler, one of the vital necessaries of life, flows out of the mountain at this place in great abundance for all local pur poses, and to supply any number of steam engines; and ot the finest freestone and limestone. This point is healthy, nnd combines tho scenery of Swit: erland with the clima'te ot'Italy, connecting mountain a id vallfiy. Tlie rich lands and imuorals, are heroin immediate contact, with nil thesa railroads to carry the products of either to marker, in any direction. There Is already a thriving little village at this place, all built in a few months, and great desire to buy on the part of parties at a distance. This sale is, advertised to give all a chancc-at public sale, which will take place as above stated, on. Tuesday, the loth day of March next, commencing at 1 o'clock, a. ii. . This place is, in point of railroad connection, simularly situated to Atlanta, Ga., but much more advantasreous.v, ui .ugiiru . uruuue-uvenmso. son ana coal ana iron, when . i : .-. ' ''daily by steamboats from East Tcnncseee, South Carolina and ueorgia uy way oi unaitanoogav and from Alabama bv a daily line of steamers front Decatur, and a dally line of rail road cars from NiUhvilte, Tennessee. One-tenth of the purchase money will be required to be paid down, or a good well secured note at Jiotovar 4 month?, as may be agreed upon, aud tho balanec in ese and two years with alien retained on tlie ground to secure payment. Plans will be exhihited on the day of sale. J; F. ANDERSON Jfc CO. J; oh. 14, 1853 w2tdtd REGULAR MONTHLY SAUK AT AUCTION. PY A. J. D UN CAN, Ttee<w and Wednesday, February and 1S"3. ON Tuesday-and Wednesday, Lh and 16i February, I.willsefl without reserve a verv ra stork .-.fwifirc- ly New and Desirable Goods, embracing a greU variety of , English Goods (of thiaFali'4 Importation) and of Amerfran uoods, all oi tlie latest and handsomest style. Amontr tlicm will be found Wool-dyed Black and other Cloths, Cassitnores. Erminetts, Imperial Cloths,Beaverlecns, heavy, Mark, blue and Oxford mixed, brown and Cadett Satinetts Steubem lllo and Eastern Jeans, Cashmere and Satin Vestings; French Shapes of fiew and beautiful styles-, fancy Prints, black and secondIourning Prints, ruby aid orange Prints, Cashmeres and Mouslin de Laines. blade Silks, sunerior Silk Handker chiels, Patent Thread, Silk and Twist, black and colored ' T .-i -v,..- ..-.1 "Trt .1 . .1 .u 1 ir . l f 7t Kid, Silk and Woolen Glove,-Irish Linens, (of direct lmpor- Miiuua ui -,un:iu. ijuaiiU-UuaHUUl UIIU jmrillU OIlITid paccas, English and French Merino, bleached and brown Drill, a-i, 7-tf, 4-4 and 5-J; bleached and brown Domestic, 8 4, 4-4, 7-8 wide, of Southern and Western manufactures, Ac., Ac, AIiSO. 50 Cases Boots, Shoes and Brogans, now in store, comprising Men's Kip, Calf and Seal Boots, thick Boots, Kip and thick B'rogaus; Ladies', Misses' and Boys' Shoes. WITH HATS, CAPS, UMBRELLAS, Ac, &c. Tho stock is large, comprising the greatest variety, and well worth the attention of country and city buyers, 2fTenns will be made accommodating. AND. J. DUNCAN FUTURE SALES, 1S5S. Feb'y 15 and 1G, March 15, 16 and 17, April 12, 13 and 14. jan28 May 17, 13 and 19. June 14, 15 and IS. July 12, IS and 14. A. J. D- GAT-L SOOJT. For sale An excellent Blacksmith warranted; 2 valuable stout 3fen: 8 Women, extra Cooks and House Servants: 1 Woman and Child, 21 years old, good Cook; 1 very pretty Girl, 13 rears old; 1 No. 1 fancy Boy 13 years old; DABBS & PORTER, fcb7 . No. 33, Ceclar street. CHANCERY SALE OF VALUABLE REAL ESTATE. BY virtue of a decree of the Chancery Court at Nashville, at the November term 1852, hi the casa or Sophia Horton and others, vs. Woodfolk t Fall, executors of J. W. Horfon, dee'd; I shall on the 12th of February next, at th& Court House door in Nashville, proceed to sell a Tract of 23 Acres of Land, on the west side of tho Franklin Tim pike, about one mile from Nashville, a beautiful budding sit uation. Also about Two Acres of ground on the east sido of said Turnpike, adjoining tlie residence of Alex Fall. Also about 25 Acres of Land, situated on the west side ot of Rains' Avenue, which will be divided into six lots, con taining from three to five acres each, a plan ofwliich can bo seen in tho possession of Alex. Fall, and will bo exhibited on the day ot sale. Said land will be sold on a credit of orre and two years, without interest, except the sum of five hun dred dollars in cash, which will be divided in proportion to the puschases. Notes with security will be required, and a lien retained till the purchase money is paid, jan 19-td J.'B. WHITE, C. & M. Postponement. Tho above sale of real Estate is post poned until Wednesday, 23d instant. feblO SUGAR. 280 hhds Sugar, now landing from America, and for sale by MORRIS & STRA1 steamer TRATTON. JUST RECEIVED. A few of those fine Black Satin Apron Stocks. Apply soon. T. J. HOUGH, febl2 Agent. OYSTERS. 20 cases fresh Baltimore Oysters, for sac by jan31 W. H. GqRDON & CO. surrounu u, ana Aiiania, now six years old, has a ropuia tiOn of over 6000 of the most thrifty people in this Umon. u ' Persons wishing to attend this sale, can roach Kfpr.nson ana JJrawcrs; largo stocKtil Wrappings, and general Trim ' niings; Spool Threads, Buttons, Needles, Pins, &c; colored Cambrics, Paddings, scarlet, white and oranse Flannels. Al- A. I cfiw .r. eel Market stre(, six doon Gram th semzre.