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T""" JOSJTX. MARLINS, EDITOR. llOXDAY MORNING. MARCH 7, 1853. 5a PRESIDENT PIEUCE'S INAUGURAL. Thi3 document Minnot fail to make an impression on ilie popular mind. Its frank, manly and American-tone wHl appeal irresistibly to 1 he-American h-jftrt. Iiketfie sound of a trumpet or beating-of a drum, summoning- wearied and sleeping army to d&eds'of daring, it arouses the davmiinl energies of ptrwtHni, and beckons on the p"eeple td tlie ac oomplwliment of our high destiny, as Republic It Ifftfc been sometime" unce the American people Jiav hoard from theinoA of thdrChiuf Magistrate sneli high woTtKinffihtiy will respond to them as to the voice of their own hearts. Wo do not, hmvover, J propose tO eulogize. In givilig it to press on yr: dfty;tiigljt, iwe .ware of oourje unable to divide out and qeify it as we would have wished. ( We in tend to do that to-day. Lotus Ipok at it in this way. 1st. Upon Fokeig Poucv, hear his calm and hopolul tones ! After paying a glowing tribute to the -''revolutionary' fathers of the Kepublic, General Pi buck says : OiCe of the mtwt impressive ovidences of that wisdom is to he fiWnd hi the fact that the actual working of our system lias dHpeHc.1 a degree of solicitude which, at the first out Kt disturbed bold hearts and far reaching intellects. The apprehension of daugers from uxtcudud territory, multiplied bUtes, accuinulalcd wealth and augmented population has proved to be unfounded. The stars upon your homier hare become nearly three fold their original number; your"dense ly populated possessions skirt the shores of two oceans, and yet this vast mcrease of people and territory has not only r4iown itself compatible with the harmonious action of-the Suites and federal government m their respective constitu tional spheres, but has afforded an additional guarantee of strength and security to both. With an experience thus suggested and cheering; the policy of my administration will not he controlled by any timid foiobodings of evil from cx l)ausion. Indeed, it is not to be disguised that our attitude as a natioiij and our position on the globe render our acquisi tion 6f cerium possessions, not withm our jurisdiction, evi dently importaut for our protection, if not in the future, es sential for the preservation of States, commerce, and peace of the ivorld. They should be obtained through no grasp-ino- snirit. but with'a view to obvious national interest and Fecuntr, and in a manner consistent with the strictest ob- i ' P 1 r H".. 1. ...... 4l.... rati tilefim'-' fcorvauce w-nmiuiiai mini, c uaic uucnni m uui mmij; ir twwitintl in "nv nirrASiral. AVft llllVe CVerVthinET tO beckon to the cultivation of relations of peace and amity 4 -.i it - i . .- .i i ;c... ...:n u.i A wun ait nations, j-urposes aionce just uuu nm uu bign.fiean;ly marked in tbc conduct of our affairs. -Ilqrs are no diplomatic-ambiguities or unmeaning generalities. Itis-simply thecandid acknowledgment ofUiat great fact, established in our past history, that territorial expansion is not fatal in a confedera ted government, and that this "manifest destiny" sliouW, be governed by the strictest observance of na tional' faith. Void of both that timid conservatism whioh soes.-'Ghiineras dire" in-the plainest dictates of a rational progress, and also of that wild aggres siveness which would sacrifice honor and interests to tire "one idea" of extending the area of freedom, President Pierce firmly recognises the truths of our past, liistor'y; arid calmly purposes their future rehl izatiainMlritthl?, ho echoes the feeling of ninety-nine IninSredtlis'of the American people. Upon a oollat fciwUUtifftct the maintenance of national honor, andthf protection of American citizens abroad Gen. Pikkoe uses language equally plain and lofty. Hear him. In no state paper have our iucuts as a Republic, the inviolami.itv or American citizen Fimvahd the 2s"on-Intehvention of Europe in gov vcmmental matters on tins continent, been "more mairfuliy announced. We ask especial attention to the following extract. ; President Pibkce says : Of tli complicated Europe m svstens of national policy we have heretofore been independent. From their wars, tu mults and anxieties, we have boon almost entirely exempt. Whilst tlifepe ate confined to the nations which gnvcthcirex istenceand vrithittlieir legitimate jurisdiction they cannot affect us oxecptas tliey appeal to our sympathies in the cause, of human fi-ecdom and universal advancement. Hut vast interests of commerce are common to all mankind and the ndvnntngesof trade and international intercourse must al ways present valuable fields for the moral Influence of a gieat poople. With those views firmly and honestly carried out we Imve a right-lo expect and shall under all circumstances require prompt reciprocity. The rights which belong to us us a nation, arc not alone to be regarded, but those which pei tain to every citizen in his individual capacity at home and abroad, must be sacredly maintained. So long as we can discern every star in its place upon that ensign without wealth to purchase for him a place, it will be his privilege and must be his acknow ledged right to stand unabashed, even in the presence of pi hires with proud consciousness that he is himself one of a nations sovereigns, and that he cannot, iu legitimate pursuits, wander so far from home that agents whom he shall leave behind in the place which I now occupy will not see that no rude hand of power, or tyranni cal jiassion is laid upon liini with impunity. He nmt real ize upon every soil, which onr enterprise may seek, the pro tection of ourflig. American citizenship is an "invaluable jHinopIv for security of American rights, and ,in this connec tion it "may hardly be necessary to lonifirm a principle which should ujw be regarded as fundamental The rights of security and renosc of this confederacy, reject the idea of in-" terferouceor colonization on this side of the ocean by 11113 foreign powers, beyond present jurisdiction, as utterly in admissible. "Ctontiie subject of oitices, President Pierce Is equally explicit, aud announces principles which ev cry patriot will endorse. Discarding the nisorable canfof "no proscription'1 he takes the true and real ly just ground, that, while capacity and diligence are nccassary qualifications for oflice, it would be unreasonable to expect the retaining in position o men untfer the Influonce of "political hostility and par$Bin 'prejtidfee." Upon this point he says : Office can be properly regarded only in tho fight of aids for the accomplishment of these object, aud occupancy can confer no preiogative, nor inordinate desire for preferment any claim. The public interest demands that they be con bidercd with sole refei-enco to duties to Lc performed. Good citizens may, aud will claim the protection of good laws and benign influence of good government- but a claim for of lice is what the people of the. Republic should never iccog nize Nareasonablo man, of any party, will expect the administration to be so regardless of its responsibility and the obvious eleincuts pt success, as to retain persons,. Known to be uiulor the influence of political hostility and .partizan DreitiSicc. in positions which will require uot only severe.la r J i- . j.T.i .,..:.. ir.,. :.. :.....i;; oflicSl stations, J shall fulhl the duhcultand delicate tnist, admftfiiig no motive as worthy either my character orpo sitzo Avliidi docs not comtcmplate an efficient discharge of duty" and the best interests of my country. Upon another subject, President Piebch uses lan guage, 'every word of which Is instinct witli true statesmanship and admonitiop. AVe mean stkict ooxsTHOCTiON of hie Constitution and. the "Eights of the Statbs. ' Gen. Pierce says : " Tfc danger of a concentiation of all powor in general government; in a confederacy so vast as ours are too obvious have arirHit. therefore, to expect vourarronts-in even department to regard strictly limits imposca uporunera oy tne consmuuon 01 me u imin ouic-. QlironStltutioual liberf- rests upon a proper distribution of nower between the state and lederal authorities, and cxperi enceihas shown Uiat.tho hannouy and happiness ofourpeo p!c must depend upouajust di-crimination between the sep arate rights and responsibilities of tho States, aud j'ourcoin-lnon-fits and obligations under the general government. nd herein iu 1113 opinion, are considerations which should lbrimthc basis of future concord in regard to the questions which have niostseriously disturbed public tranquility. If the federal government will-confine itself to the exercise of the powers clearly- granted by the Constitution, it can hardly happen that iu action upon one question should endanger tle institutions of the States, or interfere ivith their right to manage matters strictly -.domestic according to the will of their own people. it principles like these had controlled the past ac tion of our. government,, the . sectional dissensions v'cfod'u-nulfl -never have bad-exist ence. iC)ncordanih'ar)ftbIny.lik6' aa?b broodirigan- pel" would hru-e hovered oyer "flic confederacy. TnQoMPROMisL Upoii this subject, President PiEft, was most ruthlessly assailed, during the late canvass. His Manehc3ter-speech- was.pcrverted. ThQTew Boston speecha)e upon is face and de nied by him m a published letter, was, circuiateu through, the country, and made to poison 'the minds of many-woll-meaning citizens. He now speaksfor himselfj.and the bitterest of hiV enemies -must ac knowledge the nationality of hisviews, and patriot ism p.fjhjs position : Tn fiXDressingi mrncOT on an minor-taut i,..urpra!ntlv "ogiiatedihe nation to almnst.a fearful decree, - Iani moved by no other impulse than a most earnest desire for the pcrpo-11-1-'0-0- that Union which has made us what ire are; showering upon us blessings and confering a power iiientrrio ratify, 110 rewards to bestow, no rosentiueutslo wmftnhnr. no oersoual wishes to consult in telectin-r for and influence which our fathers could hardly have anticipa ted, even with their most sanguine hopes directed to that far off future. The sentimentsInoannouncewerernotunknown Ltfore the expression of the voice wiiich called me here. My own position upon the subject was clear and unequivocal upon the record my words and my acts and it is only re curred to at this lime' because silence might perhaps he mis construed.. "With the Union, my hest and deaiest earthly hopes' are enlisted. ""Without it wliat arc we. individually or collectively? What becomes of the noble field ever opened for the advancement of our race, in religion, in government, in the arts, and in all that dignities and adorn3 mankind. From that i adiant constellaiion which both illumes our own way, and points out to struggling nations their course, but let a single star be lost, and'if there be not utter darkness the lustre of ihe whole is dimmed. This would have been definite enough. But as if resolved to leave not a "loop-hole" upon which even partisanship could hang a quibble or a doubt. President Pierce proceeds to use the following lan guage: To every theory of society or government, whether the off-spring of feverish ambition, or of morbid enthusiasm, calcUnted to dissolve tlvj bonds ;ol law and affection which unilo us. 1 liullnntemose a readv and stem resistance. I bclievo that involuntary berntud'e, as it exists in different states oi tins conteueracy, is recognized m we consuiuuon. I T 1 II . I 11 . 1 I . 1 . .. 1 . . . . I believe it stands like ail other admitted ruxhts, and that the States where it exists are entitled to eflicient iemedics to enforce the constitutional provisions. 1 Iclitvc thai the law-', commonly oalled tiie Compromise of '1830, are strictly conftUvllonal, aul art to l-e carried into effect. I believe that theconstitutionalauthoritiesof this Republicare bound to regard the rights of the South, in this rospjet, as they would view any other kwal an.l coMtUutionolrri'jlita, aid titjt O.eloKs Uiaforct tbem should ie rtspccUd aud oleytd, not witn a reluctance encouraged by abstract opinions as to their propriety in a different state of societj, but cheerfully and according to the decisions of the tribunal to which their exposition belongs. Such have been and are now my con victions, and upon them I shall act. I fcrrently hope that the question is at rest, and that 110 sectional or ambitious fanatical excitement ma3 again threaten the durability of oiirnistitutions, or obicurethe light of our prosperity, .but let not the foundation of our hopes rest upon man s wistlom. Franker language could not have been used. The democracy have reason to be proud of their election to the Chiof Magistracy of a man so statesmanlike ,in his opinions, and bold in their avowal. He is the fit representative of the American people. THE XEW CABINET. The advisers whom.Gen. Pierce has called around him, cannot fail to give general satisfaction. They are all good and true men, in whose sagacity 'and patriotism the people may justly place confidence. - Of W. L. Makcv, Secretary of State, it is surely -not necessary to speak.. He has for years been a .leader of (he democratic party. He has held the highest offices of the State of New York, was a distinguished member of Mr. Polk's administra tion, and his name is familiar to the whole nation. He occupies a national position on the Compromise, and is worthy the premiership. James GuTnitiE, Secretary of the Treasury, is not so generally known. Living in the Whig State of Kentucky, and Whig district of Louisville, and be ing an uncompromising democrat he could not, of course, attain the official station requisite to make himself generally known. He has, for some years, been the acknowledged leader of the Kentucky de inocrac. To his energy and intellect is greatly to bo attributed the growing increase of democratic strength in Mr. Clay's State, until now, Ken tucky is almost of doubtful politics. The Louisville Democrat thus speaks of him : "He was and is the leader of the Democracy of this State, and to his energy, foresight and strong appeals to the masses, we may, without the least exaggeration, attribute, the adoption of the new Democratic constitution and the suceess of Gov. Powell the first Democratic Governor who has presided over the affairs, of that State for more than twenty years. Mr. Guthrie is a man of strong mind, great energy of character, and untiring indus iry, aud would fill any place that might be assigned to him with credit to himself and honor to his country. He has grown up with the West, and is identified both in feeling and interest with the growth and prosperity of the Mississippi valloj. On the great question which recently agitated the country from one extreme to the other, Mr. Guth rie is perfectly sound and reliable. He clings to the constitution as it is, and demands a strict en forcement of the rights of the Southern States with in the Union." Hobert McClelland, Secretary of Interior, is at present Governor of Michigan. He is a native of Pennsylvania, and has been a member of the Mich igan Legislature, member of Congress for six years and twice elected Governor of his State. He is a good compromise man, and a warm adherent of Gen. Cass, upon whose recommendation, it is said, he obtained a seat in the Cabinet Jeff. Davis, Secretary of War, is" well known to the nation. As a soldier and statesman he- stands among the foremost Though indisposed to the passage of the Compromise, and regarding it as surrendering too much to Northern agitation, he is, nevertheless, an advocate of its finality as the best guarantee and foundation of future peace and con cord. Personally popular with officers of the army, -himself a graduate of West Toint, and identified with the army as the profession of a considerable portion of his life, he is peculiarly fitted for that de partment. ,Tas! C. Dobbin, of North Carolina, Secretary of Navy, holds a high' position in his State, as a law yer and nolitician. At the late session of .the North v 1 Carolina Legislature he was tho nominee of the democratic members for United States Senator, but defeated from some mancenvriug. His high repu tation for talent, integrity and energy give assur ance that he will make an able officer. He was a leading member of the Baltimore Convention, and is in every respect, worthy the position assigned him. . James Campbell, of Pennsylvania, Post Master General, is at present Attorney General of that State.- He has been Judge in one of the courts of Philadelphia, and won; distinguished reputation as a jurist rie is perhaps the youngest- Cabinet officer we have ever had, not being much -over thirty. His friends attribute to him a'c5ol; calm, clear and energetic mind, and predict for him a brilliant fu ture. - Caleb Cusiiing, Attorney General, is well known. He was for years a leading member of Congress, Minister.to China, Brigadier General in Mexico, &c. He is a man of the very best order-of intellect, and with the most varied acquirements. He is one of the few of our great men who have succeeded in combining Jearning and science with a political career, llewill make, a most accomplished law officer. Upon the Compromise he is perfectly sound. ' There is one thipg about this Cabinet which cannot fail to mfeet approval. That is, that the abo lition a'-itating- elementis not represented at alL Shakespearean Readings. It will be observed, by referen'ce to the advertisement, thatIr. Roberts has postpoued the reading of Hamlet until to night. From a knowledge of Mr. Roberts' ac quirements, Ve can safely, say that those of our citizens who desire a rich treat, should attend. Something Original. Under the sacred seal of rm-r.1nnr wn received the following excellent till w 14 V - . wrmrV You sav it was penned by .a female: and .Aivirf tut n jprnnip. s in I nit ? jluu iu u there is no sense in a why or wherefore about it But our correspondent gives his reason why the work was not penned by a female hand : "Bemuse it was written by Mrs. Harriet Beccher's toe (Beeclier Stoiiie.) Mobile 2?ews. cfivnW muttered-a.vouriff' man, as-he conundrum from a menu, wno umis umu n, js uuu Hn tlif. Turners:' "Wivwas nol Uncle Tom's Cab- .1 f.--,f J stacercd :home-.from'a supper-party, "how evil t ?ubjecf whicli? I've been ;.rtvmmi;rjirmns"fiorrunt trood manners. .,..,.,VTln(f hv tumblers all the evening, and now OUlluuu-w- j - - I'm a tumbler myself. The Inaugural. We received what purported to be the Inaugural yesterday by telegraph, and our compositors had put it in type for this morning's paper. On reading the proof, however, we found that the telegraph operators had so horribly butch ered and maualed it that a great part of it was un- intellisible. We cannot consent to send out such stuff for the President's Inaugural, and therefore throw away our Work. The other city papers Avill no doubt contain the horrible mutilation this morn ing. We wait till we really get the Inaugural be fore printing it And devoutly do we pray for the i mployment as telegraph operators of men who un derstand the JEnglish language. American of Sa iurday. We are really sorry that our neighbor failed to j-nake the Inaugural "intelligible." We do not think that, as published in the Union, it is a "horrid mu tilation." The doctrines certainly are those which fiemocracy has so long battled for, and which 3-ave been illustrated in the past life of President 'ierce. The style is that of a polished, elevated, igh-toned and patriotic State paper. There were, ) be sure, some verbal inaccuracies, so palpable, owever. that they could properly be corrected, just i i there is in a proof sheet. Wn are satisfied, that Mie Inaugural, ' as published by us, is correct There . ;ay be minor inaccuracies, but not of any impor- ince, we are sure. We felt bound to give it to our adcrsin the best shape we could, though at the ' iss of good deal "of our usual sleep. After working - 3 hard as we did, we can not admit the result of ur labors to have been "a horrid mutilation." We iveit to our readers in the full confidence that for 1 practical purposes, it is correct It i3-ppoper to state that the. telegraph operators ere, gave us every facility for the obtainmentof the ocument. In fact it was taken down, as tele ! raphed, by one of the. proprietors of. this oflice, to hom every convenience for that purpose was ex- jnded. POLITICAL COKRUi'TIOX. Below we publish a debate in the House of Rep esentatives, exposing a practice of official corrup on absolutely startling. The charge is made by 'ol. Gentry, and said by him to be admitted by Ir. Stuaet, Mr. Fillmore's Secretary of the Inte- or. This corruption is simply this, the giving of ' ffices on consideration that the holder shall pay a l ertain portion of the salary to some favorite of the ) ecretao. Read the debate. In addition to the , istance cited by Col. Gentry, the Louisville Jour- al publishes the following: "Mr. Letcher said that a case had been brought 4 o his knowledge, in which a clerk employed in ne of the bureaus agreed to pay $500 of his salary 0 a lady in Pennsylvania, the sister in-law of a . ugh officer of the Government. On making in imiry, he was informed that, where a clerk wasap ' ointed who had a mother and sister, the appoiut- nent was made on tho condition that a portion of lis salary should goto their support An amend- nent submitted by Mr. Gentry was adopted, to the j 1 fleet that if "any officer charged with the payment ;-f money, appropriated by Congress, shall pay to ' ny clerk or employee of the government less than he law allows, and shall require such clerk or em- oloyee to give a voucher for an amount greater han received, he shall be deemed guilty of embcz- 'emeut, and on conviction shall be fined double the um retained, and imprisoned for a term of two - ears, and maj be prosecuted in any court having irisdictron of the offence.' " 1 lEBATEIN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. Mr. Phelps moved an appropriation of -$50,000 to enable 1 le President of the United Shites to open negotiations for ; tinguishing the Indian title to lands within the proposed j jjrritorial limitsof Nebraska. - He said that the Indians ished to dispose of some of their lands, as they could not j '.together subsist by the chase. j Mr. Swectser opposed the amendment, as interfering with .it present Indian policy. ' jtfter debate, the amendment was agreed to ayes 71, oes 50. Mr. Gentry offered an amendment as an additional section, j nit if anyolliccr who is now or may be charged with the ivment of any of the appropriations made by this or any oth 1 .- act, shall pay to any clerk or employee a less sum than is i flowed by law, and require such employee to accept or give voucher for an amount greater than he has received, the iilicer thus acting shall be deemed guilty of embezzlement, nd shall be fined double the sum so withheld, and impi ls i ned for the term of two years; and may be prosecuted and I unished by any court having jurisdiction for the trial of l,ich offences. i He said he knew ofa clerk in one of the departments who as appointed to oflice undercircumstances like these: iis father who had been a merchant, obtained a little clerk dp of a thousand dollars after he became insolvent He ,ied indigent; and the sympathy for the family was so rong that the head of the department was compelled to ap. oint the son to the place thus vacated, that he might by jis means support his mother and a younger brother. He ! . iis put in with an understanding that he should receipt " loathly at tho rate ofa thousand dollars a year, while three j undred dollars of this sum was transferred to a favorite in .1 ie department. He Mr. G. had protested against the utrage, aud learned from the head of the department that it Vas justified by numerous precedents. In response to general inquiry he said the head of the de partment referred to was Mr.-Stuart. He held that, in making appropriation, it was tho duty i f the House to prevent such executive abuses as this. Du ' mg the whole time he has been a member of Congress, a lajorityot the lieads of departments had been proper sub 1 .-cts for impeachment, aud if tho House performed its duty would hold them to proper accountability. Mr. Bavlv knew nothing of the circumstances referred to; -ut without consultiucr tho Secretary of the Interior, he un- 1 ertook to say that if there was anything in the official con- uct of Mr. Stuart a fair subject ot investigation, tuat gen- icman was ready to meet it at any time. Mr Gentrr said he had not made an onslaught on the 1 ecretary of the Interior particularly, but against all who ; ldulgc in abuses. Mr. Bayly remarked, as to the other lieads of departments ie had nothing to say, because they do not come from Virginia- buthedid say, so far as the Secretarv of the Interior i j concerned, for the reason that he is a Virginian, if there oe cause for impeachment, he demanded it. Mr. Gentrv. For the gratification of my friend, 1 will con tinue in the second degree myself. I am for old Virginia Ivhen old Virginia is right, and against her when she is '.vrong; and the messenger to whom three hundred dollars bf the clerk's salary was given is a Virginian. Laughter. F Atr U:.vlr. If the case deserves impeachment, the gentle- .tiian should bring it forward. Mr. Gentry. I give my opinion openly. It deserves an jmpeachment. : Mr. Stanly said he was not a lrgiman, mmuiiraiui L,i,i i1p(ttw. He would rather be a little futrher off. He MW-WUiii. '-understood the gentleman fiom Tennessee to say that the 1. . .? , .Ilfl'.iratit nlmini.tr:it"nns IT house liaa conimueu uuuu """."- ...w that is so, there is somebody to impeach besides the Secre 'tarv of the Interior. He thought it unfortunate for the gentle inan that he bajl not called attention to this subject until .Whin a week of the expiration of Congress. Mr. Gentry remarked that he had had no idea of making a formal effort to impeach the Secretary. However, there could be no controversy about the facts. They are. stated in the Secretary's letter to him. S Mr. Stanly said the letter ought not to have been pro duced. "f Jdr. Gentry. The statement is true, literally. Mr. Stanly said it was duo to the Secretary that tho letter should be produced. Mr. Gentry. I will send the letter to the newspapers. Mr. Stanley said the gentleman had this letter last ' ses ",n,i now. when thev were all going out with the speed ofa locomotive, this intiinatio.1 is thrown out against an hon orable man. .... if.. n,.nrrv said he did not question his honor, but re gank'ditas an executive abuse and a question of political Mr. Stanly differed with the gentleman widely m the dis tinction. He had only to say 11 me aouse ewu-u. -ir- nftr Prime. Mr Stanlv. A crime committed by the Secretary of the Interior, whom the gentleman says is an honorable man! He said be had occupied a seat in Congress with Mr. Stuart "e . iS. tinnnnihls !1 man US IS tO be found Ts 5 hid oflbnded Whigs by appointing democrats to office. ill TT!-:n!.mD very bright He was willing to do justice to Virginians, even of the first families, if they are not eternally boasting of it they who work out their own way, and do not rest under the shadow of illustrious reputation. Mr. Gentry did not wish to be understood as invoking pre judice against Virginia- He gloried in her fame. He dis dained to make such an invocation to the vulgar prejudice against the illustrious Commonwealth. Mr. Stanly. If he has not so designed against the Com monwealth of "Washington, he has this morning endeavored to stab the reputation of one of her most distinguished sons. Mr. Gentry. If truth stabs, let it stab. Mr. Stanly. The gentleman says, if true, Mr. Gentry. I say it is true. Mr. Stanly. Then, the gentleman should come forward with his articles of yupeachment. Mr. Gentry said he did not believe the Secretary of the Inferior was actuated by bad motives; but it was the duty of the House to let him know he had not done right. Mr. Letcher made certain complaints agaiust the surerin iendent of the census. t Mr. Ashe said it was due to Mr. Kennedy to say that that gentleman came to-him tea days ago asking for a full in vestigation into his conduct. This shows that he had no .disposition to screen himself from the chaiges of improper conduct. Mr. Toombs said that if tho gentleman from Tennessee was right, it was a question of punishment and degradation. It was a crime inconsistent with honor and honesty, and ought to be inquired into. Mr. Gentry said the charges arc uncontrovcricd. Mr. S'trother held it to be the duty of the gentleman, when the committee rose, to move resolutions of inquiry, that the accused may have an opportunity of being heard. Au investigation would not occupy two days. Mr. Urown, of Mississippi, was opposed to the amend mcnt, viewing the matter as a tempest in a tea-pot. The people guilty of these improprieties will soon go out of of fice; a new order of things will ensue, and men will be put in who will not be guilty of such improprieties. He thought it was legislating in advance against a people who are known to bo honest. It was throwing a degree of imputation upon them hardly necessary. There was no necessity lor it. Mr. Jones, of Tennessee, thought there was. Mr. Toombs, Who are coming in? Mr. Prown. The democrats. Laughter. Messrs. Stanton, of Ohio, and Florence made a few com plaints the one against the superintendent of the census, and the other against the comptroller of the treasury; when tho question was taken, and Mr. Gentry's amendment was agreed to. "Woman's Silence. Woman's silence, though it is loss frequent, signifies much more than man's. Excliange. Yes. indeed ! fas the Almanacs say.) Look out for a change of weather about this time ! No use in spreading the hymeneal umbrella, no use in uoug ing. Storm'Il only be postponed, not averted; stand still" and take it, have it over ! If you've made eyes inconline tly at a pretty woman; if you've praised the neighbor's baby; if you've trumped up that old story about being" detained ,by business, once too often; if you've eat your breakfast before little Tom my's 'was cut up; or cleaned your razor on her lace pocket-handkerchief; or hung your muddy pantson the peg with her nice silk dress; or burst out your best coat late of a Saturday night; or come home with your whiskers full of cigar smoke; or brought home one long, bright golden hair on your coat collar, (decidedly of foreign importation, as your wife's is jet black;)' or demurred at the ruinous price of a concert ticket; or objected to' having your youngest hope rub soft gingerbread into your vest; or sat on your wife's new bonnet in the dark; or preferred your mother's recipe for Johnny-cake to hers; or stopped to warm your fingers on your re turn from thci office bdfore you had hugged her and all the little Smiths; or sat up reading "Uncle Tom's Cabin" five hours after your wife's night-cap strings were expecting you. My gracious, what would tempt me to be in your culprit's shoes when she does free her feminine bosom? Fanny Fern. Spirit Baitings. Yesterday complaint was made at the police oflice against a party of "spirit rappers," residing on Main street, between Spruce and' Poplar, and whose proceedings had become so outrageous as to disturb those in the immediate neighborhood. The- police, on reaching the scene, found three female: engaged in calling '-spirits from the vasty deep,"-and so excited had they become and so violent were their exertions, they were per fectly unconscious of anything around them. hen the officers endeavored to separate them from the scene of. their incantations, they uttered the most alarming cries, and were thrown into convulsions and in that state were carried to different rooms; and in the course of an hour or two they became sufficiently quiet to answer questions, and under stand the nature of their offence. The three were eft in the charge of their .friends. Their hands and arms were dreadfully swolen, as they had been engaged in their 'violent exercises, without intermission, from eight o'clock on Sunday ovpninsr until yesterday afternoon. St. Louis News, 2olh, ' Aftcia T'pF.ru-RicA Bremer. It will nain manv of ihn nrlmirprs of thisladv to learn that she has .writ ten a letter to that abolition print the Philadelphia Mrs. Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin," and intimating Hint slip lmj witnnssed worse things than those de scribed in that Book, and will publish a work short ly on the subjectl TheiW boasts of a weekly circula tion of forty thousand eop'xesin the South, and Peter son, the proprietor is making money by publishing "Uncle Tom" in a cheap edition for the million Is this the way Southerners help their enemies? Ma con Citizen. fpSPThe following from the London correspon dent ofa New York Sunday paper, will go for what it is worth : flnppn Vinfnrin. is said to be dreadfully alarmed at the idea, which perpetually haunts her, that a re- volution will drive Iier trom tne tnrone oi Jingmnu. On thUfpnr shft is said to have invested the sa vines of her incomo in foreign securities, to have means of subsistance in private life;- and it has been said a hundred times over, that her investments are in the United States. I have even heard that the Barings have purchased for her at least half a street in the city ot JN ew l one. WWe are indebted to steamboat Embassy for late Memphis papers, also to Weller, clerk of the Aleonia for late St Louis papers. COMIERCIAL. NASnvitLE, March 7. on Saturday without any Cotton . Very .light. Sales change in prices. Tocacco. Sales at Johnson A Home s ot 19 litids. at 6 50 to 5 03, and 10 hhds. at A. Hamilton's at -lao 15. No change in Groceries. New Yoek, March 4 Flour, SOOO bbla State 4 9Sa?5 Ohio 5 12a?3-81; Southern 85 25a$5 50. Steamers news had depressing influence on market. 500 sacks CofTec, Rio 9; Java ll-X, firm; 300 boxes Sugar, Muscovado 5a5, Havana4a5. steady; 150 bbls Molasses, Orleans, 30Ja31, steady; Wheat, small business doing, purchasers demand ing concessions. 35,000 Corn, white 66a67, fair demand, 1000 easier ; 200 beef mess 13al3, quiet; lard,arrel5 9al0, dull. Cincinnati, March 4 Flour, small lots 3 80a3 90; Whis ky 20 ; lard 0)4; Groceries unaltered. Sales 60 tons East fennesssee pig iron $43 at G months; 20 bbls Clover Seed 5 65 per bushel. River risen 30 inches weather cold markets generally very dull and in provisions little or-nothing doing. t Louisville, March 4 River falling Canal 9 feet 4 inches Weather cold. Cincinnati, March 5 The river has risen 8 inches since noon yesterday. Flour drooping 3 75a 3 SO; Whisky 19, Bacon sides 1; Clover Seed 5 75. Louisville, March 5 Tho river is rising, 7 feet water on the falls weather pleasant. STEAMBOAT REGISTERS Arrived, March 5,-America, New Orleans. Departed. March 5, E Howard, New Orleans. River falling on Saturday. FOR ST. LOUIS. The Cist and splendid passeuger packet ALEONIA, T t.,... Urnffnt- Will lo!lVI ' for tilt i .,,j oil ininrmnriinto nnrts on luesdav tne Btn inst., at-10 o'clock, a. m. For freight or i passage, apply on board or to niarcn i v. , - POSTPONEMENT ODD-FELLOWS' HALL. Me. J. P. Robeets. Reading of Ihmlet, is postponed until this Monday evening, 7th inst mar,. BLANKS FOE MERCHANTS. BOOKS of every description and superior quali- B LANK ty: PLANK BLANK SCRAP BOOK?, for invoices; BILLS OF EXCHANGE; VftTPnn fl!l.'flCnn nil H-intc- BLANK BLANK ...... VJJ..11V V... .It. .....--. , BILLS OF L DING, bound and unbound; BLANK L.t,nt.ii liuufes i-or sale br CHARLES SMITH, No. 51 College street march? SPRING MEETING. m Walnut Jockey Club Association Races. THE Spring Meeting over this course will commence on JL Monday the IStli dav 01 may nex. FltiST cstDat. Association Purse SoO Two mile heats. Second Dat Association Purse SlO One mile heat.s Tmr.D Dat Association Purse 100 Three mile heats. Fourth Dat Association Purse $200 Three best in five. In addition to the above purses, the following Sweepstakes have been proposed : A Sweepsiake for 3 year olds, one mile and repeat $." entrance, 25 forfeit. 'Three or moie to make a race, te name and close the 1st day of April. The Association to give SU O provided the stake is filled. To be run on the lirr-t day 01 the meeting. A Sweepstake for all ages Two mile heats $100 en trance, $5u forfeit. Three or more to make a race, to name and close on Saturday, at S o'clock, preceding the regular races. The above stake to be run on Tuesday the- second day. All eutries to be made to the Secretarv under seal. inarcho td n E. R. GLASCOCK, SecV. FOR LOUISVILLE AND CINCINi? ATL THE fine steamer STATESMAN, II. G. it -- r, McCoiiAS, master, will leave as above, vgcjg and all intermediate ports on Tesdav. -er jw:-nsrn the Sth, at 4 o'clock, p. m. For freight or p issage, apply en board, orto JULUVUA tsjiltll, I Xrrfxnt, maichT 11. J.. II ' I ' l. ' 1 ' 1 1 -v 1 . T7OR MEMPHIS The U. S. MAIL n Office NOTICE OF CO-PARTNERSHIP. I HAVE this dav assoc atcd with n;c in business, Mr. ROBERT L. VI11TE. The business will hereafter be conducted at my old store under the firm of SThVhJSON & WHITE. In returning my thanks to my many friends and the public lor the liberal patronage which I" have re ceived, I respectfullv solicit a continuance of the ame to the new firm. niarT, 1S53 L. D. STEVENSON. LEAXDEK D. STEVENSON". STEVENSON KOUEliT L. WHITE. & WHITE, Dealers iu Staple and Fancy Dry Gcods, Ko. 51), Vorntrofthe ixmire and- College Z-trtet, Mihville. WL have now in store one of the largest and best assort ed stock of goods in the city. e n-apectfully re quest our friends and the public to examine our goods be loie making their purchase), as we arc determined to seU hie for cash, or to punctual dealers on liberal timr. We will sell our Cloaks, Mantillas, printed .Muslin de Lanes ai,d Shawls at cost. "iiir7 STEVENSON & WHITE, DltESS GOODS. Rich Brocade Silks, in all colors Rich Neat Plaid Silks; rich Black Brocade Silks Rich White Brocade Silks;; Rich Roquet de Lanes; Rich Black Uro de Rhines Small Check'd De Lanes; Rich plain Gro de Rhines; Small Figur'd I)e Lanes; Rich Plain Gio do Rhines in all colors; White, Pink and Blue Gro de France; Plain Spun Silks; Small Figur'd Cashmeres; Neat Cnecked Silks; Plaid Cashmeres; French, English and German Morinnes, in all colors, plain; I;el.anes in all colors; Plain Cashmeres. ; Wo have a huge assortment of (he above goods wiiich we will sell at Very reduced prices. mai-7 STEVENSON & WHITE. vro UltX 1 X; GDO D.S. We have a beautiful assort Xt.L ment, surL as Juypacas, De Lanes, Canton Cloths, black English Crape, Italian do, Bombazines, Silks and Rib-bons,-Crap-2 Veils, Mourning Handkerchiefs, Hoisery, Col lars and Sleeves, Gloves, Ac. niar7 STEVENSON & WHITE. Gj:ntlemen;s furnishing goods Silk, Merino, Shaker Flannel and Lamb's Wool Un der Shirts and Drawers; Silk. Merino, Iamb's Wool and Cotton Hosiery, a nice assortment of Patent Shirts and Col lars; Black and Fancy Cravats, Stocks, Scarfs, Ac; Kid, Buck, Reaver, Fur and Wool Gloves, a good assortment; Black and Fancy Ficnch Cloths, Cassimeres and Vcstings, Suspenders, Ac. For sale low, by mai6 Sl'EVENSONA WHITE. WHITE -GOODS bleached .Muslins in every qual ity; Bleached Drillings, Jaconet Cambrics, .Muslins, Swiss Muslin, Check'd and Strip'd Muslins; Hair Cord, Check'd and Strip'd Cord; India" -Mulls and Twill3. Shur French and Ma'uisook Twills, Book Twills. In short, we have a large assortment of the above Goods, which we will sell verv low. marT STEVENSON A WHITE. I "irBC Wn Imca 4i Itii-intifiil -iw-j-tt tm.inf wliiffi will l - I I ut -fjt'i 1 1 ! rn f 1 1 1 Ai 1 TiinfiiU man I 3EItr'UMEIlY. Cologne Water, Extractyiai and Soaps, ti om the best Ft ench Perfumers.' air Oils m:r7 STEVENSON A WHITE. EMBROIDERIES AND IiACE GOODS Beautiful V,al. Lace Chemizctts aud Sleeves to match, lloniton Lice do do, Needle Work do, Iloniton Lace-trimmed do, lloniton Val. and Needle-woiked Sleeves, Collars, Ao., Valencienes; Laces, Edgings and Insertings, Swiss and Jaconets Insertings aud Edgings, Black and whito Lace Capes, Black aud Silk Laces, Jacouetand Swiss Builings, Ac, Ac. House-Furnishing Goods. Rich .Satin Lase for Window Curtains, with trimmings to match, Curtain Dam asks in variety, Lace and Muslin Curtains, extra Rich Table Damasks, in all qualities, Towel Diapers, Towels and Napkins of all kinds, Barnslcys, 10-4, 11-4 and 12-4 Linen Sheeting, 12-4 Muslin do, French, English and American Funiture Prints. Ladies' Hosiery, Gloves and Underwear. Silk Merino and Lamb's Wool Vests and Drawers, Union by mar7 No. 39, Corner of College st. aud the Square. TIME SALE OF GROCERIES. ON WEDNESDAY,. ICth March, 1653, we will oflerat Public Sale: 2W Hogsheads Louisiana Sugar; 2i.'0 Panels prime new Molasses; 1A Tlnnl'ii.mj f S I T O ,1 1 fMI!lOl StflfMr" 500 Boxes Manufactured Tobacco, aligrad3; . 100,000 Regalia and Principe Cigars 200 Boxes Week A Co.'s Star Candles; 100 " "Doyle A Co.'s allow do; V 000 Kegs Shoenberger's Nails, all sues; 300 doz Beaver Buckets; 5W) Boxes Glassware assorted ; 100 Barrels Green Copperas ; 500 " Superfine Flour; 100 barrels extra Whisky; 100 do Rectified do; lfO Bales Cotton Yarns assorted Nos With various other articles. -The sroods will be pot up in our usual quantities, with liberal privileges. Terms ov Sale. All sums under $200, Cash. All sums over 200, four months for approved endorsed notes paya ble in one of the cityUanKs. mar3 td n.uuuuu.x x uu. ItAMAGE & CHUitCH, 43, COLLEGE STREET. Wholesale and Retail Dealers in Boots, Shoes, Trunks, Valicss, Carpst Bags, Cap3, &c. WEaranow in receipt of a lot of No. 1 bole Leather Trunks and Ashland Valices; with a large assort ment of Black Kip, Russett and Common Trunks. Ladies 81 Ind. extra Russett full Band Trunks. Bonnet Boxes, Carpet uags, sc. J ust opened ny ,nar5 RAMAGE A CHURCH. NEGROES WANTED. We wur pay the highest prices in cash for 25 Iso. 1 JsegTOiMen; 25 Boy-s from 14 to 18 years old; 30 Girls do do" do do do. The above Negroes are wanted to fill an order.1 Persons havini" such Negroa for sale, will do well to call and see us before0 selling. march5 GLOVER A BOYD. HARPER'S MAGAZINE for MARCU-reccived and for sale by mar5-jf CHARLES W. SMITH. FOR SALE. A Frame House on Cherry street, South Nashville, near the Furniture Manufacto- i'v ry, containing 9 rooms and passage with kitchen, servant l-ooms, Ac. Also a large brick house on Tine street, lot fronting 40 feet on Vine street, running backlSO feet, between Churry and Broad streets. GLOVER A BOYD, march5 General Agents. N OTICE. EWIN BROTHERS have moved tbcir.own and the books of f;-1' Tah & Cmming. S-un.feyrfn?an -.count to come forward and pa) . T-iWFEIC! H AVANA OnANGES.-Just received, S'ulfl, a lot of fine and 5weet Havana Omnggg leb25 i r.A-jrvr.i, cjii.io 1 , win leave .u5u- jft!Tri rille for Memphis, on Monday, at 8 o'clock, i.rf.. P. M. For freight or passaire, apply at the U. S. Mail marcho A.L.DAVIS. Dresses, Sdk, Merino, Linen and Cotton Hosiery for liadies. Misses and Children, in every variety, best Paris Kid Gloves, in all colors, Ladies, .Misses and Children's Wool and Merino Gloves, Boy's Hoiserv and Gloves. For sala loivbv STEVENSON A WHITE, BY TELEGRAPH. Washlvoton, March 4. The procession moved from the City Hall at noon, composed ofa large number of military and other bodies, members of the diplomatic corps, Judges of the Supreme Court, members of the Senate and House, ex-members of the various political clubs, empire club from New York and Baltimore, de-i ocraticassociadon, Wash ington fire associations, Arc. At Willard's Hotel Gen. Pierce was received into the procession and entered a carriage along side of President Fillmore amid loud acclamations, ringing of bells, Gring of cannon immense multitudes along the route," and at the Capitol Gen. Pierce stood erect, bowing grace fully to repeated cheers, previous to reaching the Capitol, both Houses had adjourned; flag on Senate Chamber "was lowered to indicate that the okl Senate had adjourned sine die, and again raised, in dicating the organization of the new Senate. T,h& procession entered the Senate, and after the various civil bodies had taken stands assigned them and ar rangements were completed otskle, the procession again formed, headed by the Chief J ustice and pro ceeded to the immense stage on the east front of the CapitoL Here, after prayer by the Rev. Dr. Butler, the oath was administered by the Chief Justice. Gen. 'Pierce stepped forward in front of the stage, greeted by plaudits of the vast multitude, and delivered the inaugural address as sent. He commenced speaking at half-past 1 o'clock, and at he conclusion the procession escorted the President ' to the White House aud left the Ex-Prcsident at Willard's Hotel. Judge Campbell and others, un derstood to be in the Cabiuet were in procession following the President. Senate met and after ceremony adjourned till Monday. All appropriation bills were passed, after boiag subjected to modifications b conference commit- tees. Cincinnati, March 4. One hu.idred guns were fired by the democracy to-day in honor of inag tion of President Pierce. To-night the Cincinnati Enquirer building is illuminated, and the dennicrate are enjoying a congratulatory entertainment giveiv therein by the proprietors. Hopkixsville, Ky., March 4. Mr. Reuben Row land, Cashier of the . ranch Bank of Kentucky, at this place, died to-day, after a protracted illnass of several weeks. Wasiiixgto.v, March 5. "It is believed Nicho' son, of Tenn., will be appointed Minister to Sp n. NEW PUBLICATIONS. BOUVLRR'S INSTITUTES. W. T. BEItRY : CO., have just received INSTITUTES OF AMERICAN LAW". By John Bou vier. In Four Volumes. W. T. B. .fc Co. have also just received Wharton's American Criminal I-iw. Bouviei's Law Dictionary, new edition. Daniel's Chancer Pleadings and Practice. Williams on Executors, 2v. Jarnian on Wills, 2v. Smith's Leading Case, new edition. American Leading Cases, by Hare and Walluce. Leading Cases in Equity, by Hare and Wallace. United States Equity Digest, 2v. nwrch2 LONDON ILLUSTRATED NEWS.. - ' W. T. BERRY & CO. Imve just received ' SELECTIONS FROM THE LONDON ILLUSTRATED NEWS, 4 vols. 4to. These volumes embrace nistory, Music, Pootry and the Fine Arts. W. T. B. & Co. have also just received HARPER'S MAGAZINE for March. HARPER'S MAGAZINE, 5 vols, in elegant half calf., march2 FIELDING'S WORKS. THE WORKS OF HENRY FIELDING Complete im One Volume, with a Memoir of the Author, by Thomas Rosf coc. New editfou, illustrated by George CrniksImHS:. "Of all the works of imagination to which English genius has given origin, the writings of Henry Fielding are. pur haps, most decidedly and exclusively his own." H'tiker Xcett. "The Prose Homer of Human Nature." Bifrm. Jnsfereceived by . W, T. BERRY A CO; - SMOLLETT'S WORKS THE MISCELLANEOUS WORKS OF TOBIAS SMOL LETT Complete in one volume. By Thomas Roscoc. New edition, with illustrations by Thomas Roscoe. "We readily graut to Smollett an equal rank with his great rival Fielding, while we place both far above any of successors in the same line of fictitious composition. Par haps no nooks ever written excited such peals of fnejrtiH gmshablelaughier as those of Smollett. Matter $tf. - Justrdceivedby W. f. BERRY A CO. SWIFT'S WORKS. THE COMPLETE WORKS OF SWIFT Contains interesting and valuable Papers not hitherto published. 2 vols. With a Memoir of the Author by Thomas Root Portrait and Autograph. "Noauthorin the British language has enjoyed the ei tensive popolnrity of the celebrated Dean of fat." Patrick's. The vivid and original power of his genius bos supiiorted him in the general opinion, to an extent only equalled by hw friend Pope and suipassir.g any other of those geiMmes.who nourished m the Augustan Ageof Queen Amic." Sir IJW ter Scott. Just received by W. T. BERRY A CO. v maich'i. FASHIONABLE CLOTHING AND TAILORING E3TAB MENT, 3Xb. 11, Cedir SI reef, fite doors from the PtMir Square, "YJlTlIEREinay be found a choice and well selected v33 Vt stock or Clot lis, Casimeres and Vesting, all of which will be made up to order in the most Fash- jiit. ionable Stvle and at as short notice as can be done in any city in the Union, and at prices to suit the times. Read)' Hade Clothing. Coats, Pants, and Vests of all kinds. A tine assortment of Hen's Furnishing ("cods: Silk and Merino under Shirts, Shirts, Stocks, Gloves, Suspenders, Cravats, Pocket Handkerchiefs, silk aud linen, Shirt collars, Umbrellas, Ac, T-jfCarments cut at the shortest notice. Please call and examine, mr THOS. .1. HOUGH, Agent. JUST RECEIVED. T. J. Hough is now receiving and opening his Spring and Summer stock, consisting ot Clothg, GiMwrnres, VenUruu, dv.r in great variety and of latest styles. Also, a superior lot of Ready Made Cloth-., thing, and Gentlemen s Furnishing Goods to all of which he invites the attention of his friends and the public gener ally. mrf1 T. J. HOUGH. JUST RECEIVED. A superior assortment of sea sonable Ready JIade Clothing, consisting of . Black Cloth Frock Coats; Black Dmp d'Etat Sacks Colored " " " " " pants; " " Sacks; Fancy Cassimcrc do; Buff, white and figured Marseilles Vest. And a variety of other clothing, embracing a fine and elegant assortment. T. J. 1I0UGH, iaro Cedar street. KUNKEL'S NIGHTINGALE OPERA TROUPE, COMPRISING XINE VERSATILE PERFORMERS, Whose success in their Chaste and Elegant Portraitures . HAVE won them the admiration of all admirers of HARMONY, WIT AND TEIlPSICIiaREAN" IHS-. PLAYS, will have the honor to appear in NashriJIe iu a few davs. They will introduce that Gifted CHILD OF SONG""' MASTER JOIIxV ADAMS, Whose achievements in Vocalization are wonderful. His voice is one of the most rare combinations of sweet sounds, ever emanating from a male throat. For further particulars see future announcements. Admission 5o cenfc marcht. t JUST RECEIVED. -4 A fv BBLS Old Rectified Whisky; ' . - v JLUU 10 " Port Wine; 20 " Walker's Ale; 30 boxes, hlf and qr boxes Star Candles; - , 29 " Mould Tallow Candles;..- si 20 nests Market Baskets; 20 half bbls Mackerel; - sj- 25 bbls Loaf, Powdered and Crushed Sugar;-. 5 boxes D R Loaf Sugar; . . 15 doz Zink Washboards; . t . o.a 1.1.1.. ir..i. i....c. . 0 " Fresh Clover Seed; t 40 bags Fresh Buck Wheat Flour; 80 bbls and hlf bbls Molasses; . . , " lo " Cider Vinegar; . ' '- COO " Fine Green and Bl'k Teas, in mctalic packs; 2oo " " in chests;'. - 330 " Kanawha Salt; 50 sacks Fine Salt: ' 10 bbls New York Gin; -5 " Apple Brandy; . 1 butt superior Irish WLiskyr 1 " Scotch tf ALSO Manv other articles in the Gw Un fflirV-" " --Kf" T1 " R?F.BEix; No. 23, opposite Sewance House, College Streo STATUTE LAWS OF TENNESSEE. . , i -NEW supply of iMcholson A Uuruthers' Statu?? o. fcb25 btw CHARLES W. SMITH, College it.