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THE DAILY UNION.
JOHN I.. MARLING, EDITOR.
A... WILLIAM R. KING.
'.-We take the following-sketch of the pubb'c'iife of
the late Vice President Kisg frorn the Charleston
mChuriar: -t .-,
. Of the-lineage and early years-of William E.Xi:;c,
we haSSno information, and are only able to state
that he was horn during the year 1786, in SHmson,
county, of the. "Old North State," that has furnished
hor younger sisters with so man' useful and distin
guished sons, and has never been without her full
share of such at home. At an early age he repre
sented his fellow citizens in the "Commons" of his
native State, and at the period of constitutional eli
gibility was transferred to Congress at the event-
ful crisis of 1811. His elevation at such a time,
and at his age to such a trust, and to a post which
placed him along side the deliberations of the most
distinguished Congress I hat hasyet graced our leg
islative annals, vas a singularcjjark of confidence,
, and theconGdence thus repoSKnd subsequently
renewed, by different constituMps, was never be
-a'GijAY, a Calhocn, ardent young tribunes of Free
dom and liepublicanisiti, who the'n in the vigor of
manhood and youth, gave promiSrf)f the Senato-
nai ivjsuora ana npenea ataiesmansmp that mark
ed their,atter careers, and who,witlihe exception
-oi me lirsi, nave passeu away-anuxDeen iransrer
red by death s canonizing hand from a people's ser
vice to a people s memorj.
With this party, as a young Representative Air,
.King acted and voted consistently and unwavering
ly throughout the eventful session of 1811-12,
"which produced the declaration of war, as through
'the no les3 trying session that Avas charged Avith of
gamzing the feeble resources and energies of the
. country, and inspiring the hopes of the people. Mr,
King was re-elected in 1813 and again it 1815:
but did not serve out his third term, resigning his
seat in consequence ol Ins appointment as faecreta
ry of Legation to the late distinguished William
Pi.vknky, ol .Maryland, then charged with two im
portant foreign missions. He returned in two years,
and soon after emigrated from his native State, join
ing the current that was setting out from the older
Atlantic btates, with its fertilizing deposits, that
have since grown up into States and Empire Re
publics of such magnificent extent and promise.
Reaching Alabama, just emerging from her terri
torial minority, Mr. Krxc was called upon to take a
part in framing her constitution and organizing her
new dignity as a State ; and he was then, (in 1S19)
'elected one of her first Senators to Congress, It
was in this sphere that he was chiefly known, and
that the greatest portion of his official fife was
passed he was re-eleeted four times, and filled
continuously a senatorial service of twenty-four
years, up to 1844; At this date hejwas selected by
President Tyler, in view of m ofticial experience,
and the confidence reposed in his moderation, pru
donceand calm discretion, a fitting person to control
andshapeour relations with ourfirstally, which then
assumed a threatening aspect in view of the Texas
question. The prospect and probability of annex
ation it was feared, might lead to a combination of
the first class European powers against us, in "en
ergetic protest," or even in a more stringent and un
diplomatic form, a id it was accordingly a matter of
theliighest moment that we should be represented at
these Courts by Ambnssadors uniting experience
and qualification with traits of character tending to
inspire confidence, and allay the bitter jealousy of
suspicion. Mr. Ivixg was accordingly tendered the
mission to St. Cloud, which he accepted, succeeding
Gen. Cass, who was recalled at his own request,
and the manner in which he discharged its delicate
responsibilities and arduous duties, was an ample
vindication of the fitness of his appointment. It
was supposed that Col. King's conduct, in his diplo
matic trust had much influence in inducing the
Prench Government to abandon its purpose of pro
testing, and consent to the annexation of Texas as
to an inevitable necessity.
Resigning his embassy and returning home in
1S4G, Col. King spent a brief period in professional
avocations, but in 1848 was called on again to serve
his adopted State in the Senate, taking the place of
Arthur P. Eagby, who had accepted the mission to
St Petersburg. He was elected for the full regu
lar term in 1849, and on Mr. Fillmore's accession
to the Presidency, under the provision of the Con
stitution, he was elected to the Presidency of the
Senate, which chair he had ably filled by the usual
pro tempore appointments, from 183G to 1841, in
his first Senatorial career. In June 1852, he was
nominated for the Vice Presidency on the second
balloting of the Democratic Nominating Conven
tion at lialtunore, and in .November, ol that year,
as is well known, was duly elected to that post, the
duties of which, lie was not however, permit
ted to approach. His health which at the time of
his nomination was supposed to be as usual, was
threatened by a decline soon alter wards, and short
ly after the election, had become so impaired that
medical advice suggested a resort to the renovating
effects of a Southern tour. The United States war
steamer Fulton having been placed at his- disposal,
lie accordingly sailed from .Norfolk on the 1 th Jan
uary, and landed at Key Weston the22d. Find
ing no decided benefit from this cruise, he left Key
West on board the Fulton again on the 5th of Feb
ruary, and on the next day arrived at Jfavanna.
He remained in Luba, trying various residences,
and ac various intervals with transient gleams of
benefit and improvement for several weeks, and
while there the unusual spectacle was exhibited of
an American olhccr being qualified on foreign sou
and under American laws a special provision hav
ing been made for his case by Congress, on a reso
lution ollered by fcenator iiutler ol this State. On
the 24th March, Mr. King took the oath of office,
as Vice President elect, from the hands of W. L.
Sharkey, Esq., United States Consul at Havanna,
the ceremony occurring at Ariadne, a bugar estate
of Col. Chartrand. and being witnessed and attested
by many American citizens.
Finding no improvement, and becoming more
deeply convinced of the impossibility of recovery
an opinion which he generally maintained we be
lieve, from the commencement of his decline the
late Vice President felt the desire so natural to all
in his position, of looking once more on home and
its associations, and closing his eyes in the midst of
om anu laminar inenas. .Leaving Alatanzaa on
board the Fulton, he arrived at Mobile on the 11th
inst, m such a state that Ins immediate dissolution
at any moment was not considered improbable
He thus lingered without much change until the
lbth instant, when lie departed tor Ins plantation
in Dallas count', which he reached on the morning
of Sunday, last, the 17th iustant, and where he
breathed his last, as we have mentioned above, at
n '!!. l. rv "r i -io.
u u uioun. in luu uilciuuuu ui .aiunuay me icui in
Vice President King was never married and his
nearest relatives were two nieces, Mrs. Ellis and
juiss jving, wiio constituted ins nousenoiu lorseve
ral years past, and whose ministering care and at
tention, soothed by gentle assiduities his lingering
i t? 3 i; J 1- r i , o o
acenne, anureneveu ms nnai Hours.
Of the character of the late Vice President we
i ii i - - a -. . . :.
Eiiau not uuueriaKu to juuge minutely, we believe,
however, that few nieii of his age and services were
ever less envied in their" various promotions, for
witnouc eitner uie aanng genius or energetic de
cision of his illustrious contemporaries of the great
American triad, his character and qualifications were
such as to disarm jealousy, and conciliate for him
in a remarkable degree, the confidence of all, and
luc uuecuons or tuose who Knew him most inti
mately. He enjoyed the confidence of all parties.
and his deaih, which may be regarded as a public
. - ji "ulu uis pusiuuu, wiuiuut regard to
Jus personal merits, adds another instance to the
impressive series of dispensations by which the su
preme ruler of nations has lately admonished us so
stajtuigly and solemnly of the vanity of human am
bition and the frailty of human glory. Asa due to
ken of regard for the memory of theman, and of
.wHyivuivwi vacated., we have ac-
conling to our usual custom in such cases, sur
rounded our colunuis With tho emblems of mourn
ing. Green the celebrated Diver, mado a descent in
to the Lake on Monday last, to tfie wreck 0f tho
steainer Caspian, which lies near tho 0. 0. Rail
road Liock. Hefound her nnnrlu ;
. . i . " . J mkwvuv l 1 U,
trayed. He enlisted promptBul heartily under
the; banners of the "war parryjin Congous, at
Pilose" head were seen the ealjailtlbrms of a Ciieves.
V irrnnnina tn hnv
piatxcisuegMa to blow tho boat' td pieces
with gunpowder after fl,e bed plate has been re-
ANDREW JO'HNSfOK, 0 Greene.
THURSDAY .MORNING, APRIL 28, 1853.
' ' ' LIFE OF ANDREW JOHNSON.
Will be published on Monday next, May 2d, a
biographical sketch of .the Life and Services of the
Hon. Akdrhw Johnson.,
Democrats are requested to send their orders to
the Union Office. Nashville. -Price $1 per hun
dred or $8 per thousand. T -'
THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE.
At a lale hour in the day, we returned from the
Convention to announce the glad tiding3 that Hon.
ANDREW JOIISON is the Democratic candidate
for Governor. We believe we feel it intuitively
thatthis nomination is the prelude to an overwhelm
ing victory. No man within the borders of our State
has more in his character and history to challenge
the wonder and respect of its citizens. A self
made man a man from the people and of the peo
ple strongjn intellect pure in patriotism, and
unsullied in honor, we are free to state our be-
plief.that-his superior.could not be found, not even
in the brilliant - galaxy of Tennessee statesmen.
That -galaxy embraces many men of the most
unquestioned ability and excellent patriotism.
It embraces a Nicholson, a Trousd ale, a Hahius,
a Ewing, a Ddnlap, aud many others whose names
were not Drought betore the convention men
whom the party would be honored in honoring,
and who have borne its banner in triumph over
many a well-fought field. But we hope it will not
be deemed invidious to say that it embraces no
man possessing stronger claims to the respect- and
admiration of our. people than AxfiREW Johnson,
the Mechanic Statesman. If we have not -utterly
misapprehended his character, he is, emphatically,
one of nature's noblemen. His early-life was a con
test against those .-
"Twin jailors of the daring heart, .
Low birtli and iron fortunes."
Over these he has triumphed. By energy, ability and
honesty, he has worked his way from the lowly
walks of life to a proud position in thccouncilsof his
country,andto a not less proud position in the affection
of his countrymen In whatever position he has been
called to act by the popular partiality, he has dis
charged its duties ably and without leaving a blot
upon his escutcheon. His record is one of practi
cal usefulness. Whoever examines it fairly will find
upon it the evidences of a master mind and honest
heart Every act points to some practical and wor
thy end. He never wasted his strength in idle
dreaming, in profitless theorising but the Practical
has been his forte and the Useful and Honorable his
constant aim. We admiro such a character even in
the ranks of opponents how much more should
we not admire it when found in the house of friends!
But we feel that eulogy is wasted upon his
character. His history needs but to be understood
to make him the favorite of the people of Tennes
see, we win uischarge our duty to him ana to the
democratic party, by exhibiting that history in all
its striking and remarkable features, and trust for
a verdict in his favor to the justiQe and discrimina
tion of thoso who examine it.
DEMOCRATIC STATE CONVENTION.
The Democratic State Convention assembled in
this city yesterday at 11 o'clock. It was organized
by appointing the following officers : President
Hon. E. W. M. King. Vice Presidents JonN Jau-
nagan, of Anderson; R. M. Edwards, Bradly; W.
E. Venaule, Franklin; W. Overton, Montgomery;
W. A. WnmioRNE, Bedford; J E. R. Ray, Weak
ly: A. Cajipaell, Madison. Secretaries D. P. Hur
ley, Knox; E. G. Eastman, Davidson; John L.
Marling, Davidson; M. B. V. Hale, Sumner; W.
B. Deruy, Franklin; W. S. Crandell, Hamilton;
L. S. Faxon, Montgomery.
After which, on motion of Col. Howard, a com
mittee of five was appointed to draft resolutions
for the Convention. The following
rrrtn f Inmnn
composed the committee
Messrs. Howard of Wilson, Hopkins of Hamil
ton, Estell of Franklin, Howard of Montgomery,
Atkin of Henry, and Chester of Madison.
On motion of R. G. Payne a committee of three
was appointed to report on credentials viz: R. G.
Payne, Newman, A. J. Hays.
The Convention then adjourned until 3 o'clock.
The Convention re-assembled in the Representa
Mr. Howard, of Wilson, on the committee of
resolutions, reported the following, which were
unanimously adopted :
Jiesolted, That the democratic part-of Tennessee adhere
with pride and confidence to the principles and policy which
have characterized our entire existence as a party, as first
developed by JcfTcrson and afterwards restored by Jackson,
and recently illustrated and, as we trust perpetuated, by
Polk. We point with confidence to the onward course of
our government in all the elements ot prosperity and great
ness under the influence of democratic policy, as conclusive
evidence of the excellence of our principles, aud as furnish
ing the strongest ground of our devotion to their mainte
liesolced, That we cordially approve of tho Platform
adopted by our party at the Baltimore Convention in 1852,
as setting forth the political creed on which the democracy
of Tennessee plant themselves in the approaching contest.
Jiesolotd, That the triumphant election of General Frank
Pierce as President and Col. Wm. R. King as Vice President
of the United State, standing as they did on the Baltimore
Platform, furnishes the most incontestable proof of thedevc-
tionjof the Democratic Parly to the preservation of our glo
rious Union, whilst we see with joy in the Inaugural Address
of President Pieucb, sentiments of earnest, patriotic devotion
to the Union, which enables us to repose safely upon its
preservation under his administration.
Jiesotved, That the sentiments and principles avowed by
President Pieece in his Inaugural Address arc sound, na
tional, conservative and patriotic, calculated to elevate our
Government in the estimation of Foreign governments, to
give assurance that the rights of American citizens will be
protected, at home and abroad, and that his administration
will be characterized by wisdom, firmness, and patriotism.
Mr. Davis, of Marshall, moved that the Hon. An
drew Ewino, of Davidsou, be the candidate of the
Democratic party of Tennessee for Governor at the
Mr. Howard, of Wilson, seconded the nomina
tion, and advocated it in a most enthusiastic and
Mr. Cuambliss, of Giles, nominated the Hon. An
Mr. Adams rose to a point of order, and asked for
the report of the committee appointed to draft
rules for the government of the Convention.
The committee not having their report prepared,
on motion of Gen. Whitfield the Rules which gov
erned the last House of Representatives were
Mr. Adams moved to amend that the two thirds
rule in balloting should be adopted, which was
The motion of Mr. Davis now being before the
Convention, Mr. Chambliss opposed it, and put in
nomination the name of Hon. Andrew Johnson.
At this point Hon. Andrew Ewino entered the
Convention, -nd in an,eloquent speecb,"fefused tne
nomination, in opposition to Hon. Andrew .John
son, and req'uested tha't his name should--.be with
drawn, in accordance with which wsh Mr. "'Davis
withdrew the name of Hon. Andrew Ewing.
Several gentlemen Judge DoNtAPGen. Harris,
Hon. A. 0. P. Nicholson, fca? were then put in
nomination, but were subsequently withdrawn. Mr.
"Nicholson sending word to the Cbnvention-that
under no circumstances, while any; of the; gentle
men who had been spoken of were in nomination,
would he allow his name to be opposed to them.
No other nomination than "that of Hon. Andrew
- JonNSON then being before the Convention, he, on
the first ballot, received 60 votes, the full number
cast, and he was announced by the President to be
the unanimous nominee of the DemocratiCparty.
The Convention being restored to order the fol
lowing Resolution was passed ""with' an enthusiasm
that showed what a hold the old-hero bad upou the
hearts of all.
ResolceJ, That the delegates of the democracy of Tennes
see, in Convention assembled, have full conGdeiicein the wis
dom and patriotism of Gen. William Tkocsu-lk and that
in view of his tried ability, diplomatic skill, unswerving in
tegrity, heroic patiiotism and distinguished military ser
vicea, that we recommend him to the President of the United
States as a suitable nomination as Minister to Mexico, or any
olliei position of equal ranK and dignity.
The following resolution was offered and unani
mously adopted : - .j,-
lietdlved, Thatthis Convention adopai fully expressive
of sense thereof, the resolution ol our last uenerai Assembly,
iccommendiug the election of Judges by the People.
On motion, Capt. Cuaaibliss,' J. K. Howard, And.
Ewing, Geo. W. White, and R. J.-Smith were ap
pointed to apprise Hon. Andrew Johnson of his
On motion, the thanks of the Convention were
expressed to the officers thereof, "forthe , able and
dignified mauner in which they had idischarged
And on motion, the Convention adjourned sine die.
During the time, of session the large -room, was
densely crowded and much interest was manifested
by all present
CONGRESSIONAL CONTENTION.' . . .
The Congressional Convention for the 8th dis
trict met in this city on yesterday, for the purpose
of nominating a democratic candidate for Congress.
Davidson, Stewart, Robertson, and Dickson coun
ties were represented. The delegates from Mont
gomery declined voting as such, for want of the
Gov. A. V. Brown was called to the Chair, and
R. W. Brown, Esq., appointed Secretary.
It was agreed that the different counties should
vole according to the votes of representation in the
lower branch of the Legislature.
Gen. J. B. Clements put S. P. Allison, Esq.,
E.G. Eastman, Esq., nominated Lucien Ml Tem
The vote of the convention was given as follows:
For S. P. Allison Davidson, 2; Robertson, 1;
Stuart, 1; Dickson, 1. 5.
The vote of Robertson was first given for Gen'.
Menees, when a letter was read from that gentle
man, withdrawing his name from the consideration
of the convention. The vote of Robertson was
then given as above.
Mr. Allison was thereupon declared the choice of
the convention as the democratic candidate jbr
Congress, and Messrs. R. W. McGavock, R. W.
Brown, and John L. Marling appointed a ' com
mittee to inform him of the same.'
The convention then adjourned. ;
During the past few days we have had the pleas
ure of meeting with many of our coteriiporaries of
the Press, of both parties. Among the number,
Henderson, of the Murfreesboro' 2rews,-JIvRhEY, of
the Knoxville Slaleeman, Faxon, of the Clarksville
Jeffersonian, Cuambliss, of the Pulaski Democrat,
Haile, of the Tenili Legion, Saunders, of theKnox
ville Register, Carter, of the Pulaski Gazette, and
others, all good and true men.
This boat leaves for Louisville this evening. Pas
sengers will find her one of the best boats of her
class for traveling on. Her cabins are genteel and
comfortably furnished, aud kept in. a superior style
oT neatness. Those who have traveled upon her
speak in high terms of her well sproad table, com
fortable births, as well as of the unremitting atten
tions of her officers. Few boats of her class can vie
with the "Odd Fellow" in the inducements she of
fers to the traveling community.
As a freighter, the Odd-Fellow is also superior to
most boats of her class. She is exceedingly well
built and substantial. Her hole is dry enough, al
most, for a powder cask, and so laid off with mini,
ture railroads as to make the storage of her freight
a matter ofgreat ease. She will carry about 300
tons burden, and runs well. Shippers here and
elsewhere will find her in all respects A No. 1 of
her class. Capt Leake, the cammander of the Odd-
Fellow, is known as one of the most reliable men
on the river.
From Texas. Galveston dates to the loth inst.
are received. ITie explosion of the steamboat Far
mer had been made the subject of judicial inquiry,
but says the News, there is some discrepancy in
The Attorney General of the State had instituted
suit against the officers and directors of the Com
mercial and Agricultural Bank, for illegal banking.
The Neius, of the loth, has the following in re
lation to the discovery of gold mines in Hamilton's
Valley, above Austin, which has already been no
ticed in this paper:
The most important item of news is the discovery
of gold mines in Hamilton's Valley, above Austin.
We have heard rumors of these mines by gentle
men from the interior, but we had ocular proof of
their existence in a specimen which Capt Talbot
exhibited to us this morning. It is a piece of quartz
rock, a little larger than a common sized marble,
with pieces of bright gold attached to it The color
of the gold is clearer than California specimens.
The Bulletin has the following information on
A new El Dorado is now being found in ourown
beautiful State. Rumors are rife of large quan
tities of gold being found throughout the western
portion of the country. We understand that there
is great excitement prevailing at Austin, San An
tonia, Seguin, Gonzales, and other points up the
country, and that several companies have left those
points within a few days past, in search of the lid
den treasure, and others are making ready to fol
low. These mines are found on the Upper Colora
do, Hamilton's Valley, and various other places.
and are said to be very rich, supposed by some to1 '
equal tne oest oauiornia mines.
We have been shown a letter from a merchant at
San Marcus, fully confirming the above reports. If
these reports should prove to be well founded, as
we have every reason to believe they will, it will
turn the tide of emigration from Australia and Cal
ifornia to our own State, being more accessible than
either of these points.
One person sold a piece of quartz in SanAntonia
Harper for Mat. Messrs. W. iP. Berryt& Co.
have just received Harper . for MayV'.They will;a,c-
cept our thanks for a.copy. . - "7
- TQREIGN NEWS BY TI1E ARABLA.
Ireland. From all quarters of the countrythere
is1 a repetition of the news which has become the
staple topic of Irish newspapers the disappearance
of the native population, and the consequent scar
city of hands necessary to cultivate the lands, that
have been thus abandoned by the former occupiers.
Already wages have, advanced to a scale hitherto
undreamed of by the peasantry, aud in some iustau
ces' offers to triple and even quadruple the ordinary
rates have failed to satisfy the demands of the la
borers, or induce them to remain at home and give
the mother country another trial before joining
in tlie universal -'rush" across the two great oceans.
" From Waterford' the tide of emigration is vastly
on the increase; the numbers, in fact, have doubled
within the last month from the ports of Waterford
and New Ross.
Germant. The late conspiracy forms theprin
cipal topic of news rom Germany, but little, addi
tional information is afforded. One. of its evil ef
fects has been the suppression of a Health Associa
tion, which had been unwisely perverted to political
The Zolverein treaty has been signed by all the
plenipotentiaries. The commercial treaty between
Austria and Prussia has also received, their adhe-
A letter from Berlin says, of the late conspiracy
The intimation from London thatdemocrat3 from j
Mecklenburg were purchasing arms in London, '
coupled with the fact that Kinkle escaped to Eng
land from Mecklenburg port (Rostoc,) gave rise to
hnncft-svrirrmincrti thprt. u-hmh havo nrnrtncpri not
only the corpus delicti in the shape of arms and am
munition, but correspondence of a most comprising
. character, said to have beeu carried on. between
Kinkei and his party: in London ou the one part,
and the leaders of the revolutionary party in Ger
many on the other.
' The .plan. Of the party iss to convert all Germany
into one vast republic, as the shortest path to unity
and power. 'This view, moreover, is not confined
to the lower classes or to uninformed men. I have
heard it expressed by men standing high in official
rank, as. well as by others distinguished by mental
cultivation. One very. unsatisfactory result of the
late discoveries is the fact that all kinds of mutual
benevolent societies, sick clubs, mechanics' asso
ciations, bave been made use of as channels for the
spread of republican and subversive schemes.
On the 9thinst. auother son was born to Queen
-Victoria. The 5T?es says, "Her Majesty and the
infant prince are both doing well." The Times,
however, is constrained to admit, in not exactly so
many Avords but in substance, that there are so
I many princes and princesses already, that the birth
oi anotiicr is "an event that can scarcely be received
as one of great political importance." Both houses
of Parliament unanimously voted a congratulatory
address to her Majesty.
On the evening of April 7, in reply to -some
questions by Mr. Drummond, Lord John Russell
said, in the House of Commons, that the Borneo
pirates had recommenced their deeds of blood, and
that the Admiralty had sent out such instructions
as were necessary. J? rom the tenor of the question
it appears that on the 3d of February the Dyaks, in
bakarran, under the command of a well known pi
"rate named Rentab, who escaped when these hordes
were formerly chastised, had attacked the forts at
the mouths of the rivers Sakarran and Rejaug, kill
ing Mr. Leo and several others, and by the magni
tude of their operations had placed the whole com
merco of the coast in jeopardy.
COnRESPOSDEXCE OF THE COMMEItCIAL ADVERTISER.
Shanghai, China, Jan. 29, 1853.
The rebellion, which has'become a most formida
ble affair to this government, is constantly gaining
ground, and is the all-absorbing topic of discussion,
both among the foreign resideuts and the natives.
The rebel troops are reported to be but sixty, miles
from Nanking, and Tien Tub, their chief) has sent a
message to the authorities of that city, announcing
his intention to advance upon it, and demanding its
capitulation, which they have declined. They are
fortifying it to the best of their ability. Nanking
was the capital of the empire before the downfall of
the Ming dynasty, and I len Tub ha declared his
determination to reinstate it in its former position.
He has also issued a notice that he will be there on
the first day of the Chinese New Year, which will
be on February 8, to worship at the tomb of his
imperial ancestors, near that city. His progress has
interrupted nearly all the trade west and south of
Fuchau and Nanking, and this has so materially af
fected the markets here, that business has been, for
a month past, quite at a stand still.
The rumors with reference to the numbers of the
rebel force are various and conflicting. We have
heard estimates from 30,000 to 100,000. Suffice it
to say that they are so bravo and numerous that
their progress has not been checked in any instance,
nor have they been defeated, as far as we have been
able to learn, in any single engagement, by the gov
ernment troops. The latter are remarkably ineffi
cient, even where there is no great inequality in
point Of numbers
William Rotus King. The following are the
words the late Vice President used, when he bade
farewell to the American Senate last winter :
"In takingleave of you, Senators, permit me to
express my grateful acknowledgement for your uni
form personal kindness, and the generous support
you have never failed to give me in my efforts to
preserve order and enforce the parliamentary law.
May a merciful Providence preserve to each of you
tne greatest of aft earthly blessings health.
The Vice Presidents. The New York Herald,
touching Vice President King's death, says :
"The Vice Presidency has been vacant before
this time, on the following occasions, viz : Twice
by the death of Vice Presidents, viz : Geo. Clinton,
A 1 Oin t - ? r 1 r i m n
.pni, loii nis term expiring junrcn d, ioid; m
bridge Gerry, November, 1814 his term expiring
March 3, 1817. Once by a resignation of John C.
Calhoun, December 281832 his term expiring
March 3, 1833- Twice by the death of Presidents
Harrison and Taylor, and the consequent accession
of Vice Presidents Tyler and Fillmore to the Presi
dency the former in April 1841, the latter in July
1850 leaving the Vice Presidency vacant for the
remainder of their respective terms, and the Presi
dent of the Senate with the right of -succession to
EE-gT'WELLER of the steamer Aleonia will accept
our thanks for late St Louis papers.
New Clothing. Sewel, Rothschid & Co., are
in receipt of a fine lot of Gentlemen and Boy's,
Clothing. Give them a call.
B3?r -Harpers' Magazine for May just received by
Toon & Rutland, 44, Union street
Fire and Loss of Life. We are pained to learn
that a house occupied by Mr. W. J. Wagoner, on
White's Creek, four miles from the city, was de
stroyed by fire last night, and that three of Mr.
Wagoner's children perished in the flames. The
children destroyed were two girls and a boy, one
of the girls 13 years of age, the other 11, and the
boy 8. We have learned no further particulars of
this melancholy and afflicting disaster. Mr. Wag
oner is said to be a very worthy man, and is well
known by many of our citizens. Evening JSrews of
AUCTION SALE OF GSOCEEIES,
BY MORRIS & STRATTON,
ON MONDAY MORNING, the 2d of May, we will offer
in front of our store
60 hhds prime Louisiana Sugar;
150 bags prime Rio Coffee;
100 bbls Extra re-boiled Molasses:
50 packages Loaf, Crushed and Powd'd Sumr;
200 kegs assorted Nails;
50 boxes Glassware, assorted;
100 barrels Ohio and St Louis Whisky;
25 do Fine Whisky various brands; " j- i t
20 do American Brandy and Gin; '
10 do Malaga Wine;
12 do Port and Madeira Wine;
10 barrels New England Rum;
25 bbls pure Cider Vinegar; . -"
50 boxes Star and Tallow Candles;
75 do Palm Soap;
25 casks sup Carb Soda;
10 bbls Alum:
Together with Indigo, Madder, Pepper, Spice, GingeivrAl
onds, Raisins, Cigars, Tobacco, Buckets, Tubs, -Wrap-
ping Paper, Blacking, Ac., &c,
'MORRIS & STRATTON.
HARPERS MAGAZINE FOR MAY, just received
apnl28. Market Street.
"WEEKLY REVIEW OF THE MARKET.
NAsnvniE, April 23.
The weather during the week has been varied with heat
and cold, and oa Monday night we were visited by'a very
considerable frost. Considerable apprehension was felt in
regard to the fruit, but we have notTlearued that it hassuf.
Business during the week under review has been quite
' dull. The usual inactivity of the summer months has about
commenced, and we may look, for the nest four months for
ithereign oftorpon" and inanition the trade in all its branch-
Cotton There has been nothing new during the week in
the cotton market Sales hare limited to a few hundred
bales, taken by, or on account of manufacturers, for imme
diate consumption. Prices remain the same as we quoted
them last week. There is no speculation in the market, for
the very good reason that there is no material. The stock
on hand at all the warehouses amounts only to 1870 bales, of
which ouIvlll5 bales are unsold.
The receipts of iheweck amount lo
73 bales, against
310 for the same time last year; decrease this year
t Totalreceipts since September 1st ..
". " for saoie. time last year
Decrease this year...... 8,499
Yesterday only a few bales changed hands at 9J Our
quotations are as follows, the same as there inserted last
week. .' "
7?.,..: 6 6H
, f a bom
..Jr. ... J
Middling ;...S3 8 5
Good Middling 9 fi6 9-K
Tobacco The basine s of the week has been lighter 'than
for previous weeks, though we'notice no change in prices,
nor yet any falling offiu the avidity with which what is
offered is taken. Quotations range from ,?4 00 to G J0,
mostly under the latter figure.
Sales yesterday of IS hhds at the differeat warehouses at
prices ranging from 4 00 to $ ti 00.
Gbocehies The business of the week has been dull, aad
will doubtless continue so for the coming four months, as
the season is over, and the time of year tor a comparative
cessation is at hand. We submit our list of prices with only
Sugau. The stock is abundant, but we notice no change
in prices. We still quote 4taC) in hhds.; and 4 cent
higher in bbls.
MoLASsta. The supply still continues good, and prices
uuchanged. We quole it 2!?au iu barrels; and 3 ceuts'high
er in half barrels. Sugar house iu bbls 83, in half bbls K5;
Golden Syrup 60a70c.
Cokfhe Supply continues ample, and the market a
shade easier. Rio, lOalO; Iaguyra, llal2; Java, 14:il5. .
Flour The stock of foreign brands continues light and
they are held, Cincinnati at o0, and St Louis at $3a5 To.
Of the Tennessee brand3 wequoteGallegoin lots $4 50, at
retail $1 1Z; Montgomery Mills in lots 4 30, at rciail $4 50.
Port Royal $4 50 in lots and $4 76 at retail.
Candles We still quote Tallow, Nashville, manufacture,
at 11c; Star 22a2.; Sperm 4."5; Wax Caudles G0at3c
Salt Barrel Salt 35 cents; coarse sack 1 55a$l 60; fine
$L C3al 75.
Whisky Common rectified nominal. Cincinnati 13u20;
Double Distilled 32aio; Monongahela 45a75al.
Cheese We quote Western Reserve 10; English Dairy
continues at 12)al4. None oU'ering.
Laud is still iu demand for shipment at and Sc for re
Fkatheks remain unchanged, and are selling at 35a3T)j.
Rags Whitcinan is paying Sc. cash at his Warehouse for
a good article.
Reuj wax S.ill in good demand and we quote it at 20a23c.
Gixsbxg remains at 30c
Clover Seed continues scarce, and is still held at
Mackerel No. 1 $13al5; No. 2 13; No, 3 11, for new
Corn Meal is held ai 40a50c.
Corn by the bbl ?2 00. in quantity, and firm.
Vi.vegar Cincinnati Cider Vinegar 4 00 per bbl.
Oats From wagons clean oats can be bought at 2ua22c
per bushel; in store at 25ai30.
Irox remains unchanged, and we agaiu quote Tennessee
Common bar 5c; Pittsburg Common bar 4a4.
Sheet Copper is unchanged, and we again quote it at 45
Nails. Wc notice no change since our last in Nails, and
continue to quote lOd, $500, 8d, $5 25; Cd, 5 75 and 4d, $6
25. Assorted are held at about $5 75.
Racox. Is in better request, though still sales are small.
From wagons at Gc for shoulders, 7c for sides, fcc for hams,
and 7 for hog round.
Cattle Market Unchanged, and we repeat our former
quotations. Reeves 4a5X; sheep 1 50a2 00. Calves $2
Rutter is selling at 14alG from wagons.
Chickens 15a20, from wagons.
Potatoes. Good Northern Irish Potatoes cau be bought
by the bushel at GOc, or at $1 25a$l 75 iu bbls. Sweet 3oa
White Reaxs are only worth 75c per bushel.
Peas No sale.
Onioxs sell in lots from waggons at GOc per bushel.
Duieu Fruit. Apples command 90c readily, and
Peaches, unpeeled, sell at Gc per lb, and 9c for peeled, from
waggons. None in market
Eggs are still selling at 5c from wagons.
Turpextixe Is still held at $ 1 00 per gallon by the bbl.
Arrived. 2G, Cape 3Iay, Paducah; Aleonia, St Louis;
II T Yeatman, Pittsburg; 27, Republic, Waitsboro'; Nash
ville, New Orleans; Odd Fellow, Paducah.
Departed. 27, Monticello, Waitsboro'; E Howard, New
Orleans; Cape May, Paducah; Cumberland No 1, Waits
boro'; Olive, Burksvillc; Senator, do.
River falling feet on the Shoals.
'OR ST. LOUIS. The fast and .(pffla'.
splendid passenger packet ALEONIA, ytrSS
James Milleii, Master, will leave for the p-g,yLrv-i
above and all intermediate ports ou Ihursday the listn
inst., at 2 o'clock, P. M. ap8 A. IIA3IILT0N .
'OR MEMPHIS U. S.MAIL PACK- , h
ET. CITY OF IIJNTSVILLE, will U!.'
leave Nashville, for Jlemphis, on lnday, at -'yy, .fa
6 o'clock, I'. M. For freight or passage, apply at ttie U
S. .Mail Office. april23 A. L. DAY1S.
IOR LOUISVILLE-.Thc regular
? packet ODD FELLOW, J. C. Leake,
Master, will leave for the above and all in-
tcrmediuto ports, on Thursday the 2Sth inst., at 2 o'clock
a, m. i?or lreigtit or passage appivon ooaruorto
a. Hamilton, Agent.
FOR NEW ORLEANS.
TnE fast and splendid passenger steam
er NASHVILLE, Titos. Rellsxyder,
Master, will leave for the above and all inter
mediate ports on Thursday, the 3Sth inst. at 5 o'clock, p. x.
For freight or passage apply on board or to
april 23 JAS. A. McALISTER & CO., Agents
FOR BURKSVILLE The splendid
steamer REPUBLIC, Armstrong. Mas
ter, will leave for the above and all interme-i
diate ports, on Friday, tho 29th instant, at 4 o'clock, p m
For freight or passage, apply on board, or to
april2S JAS A CLAIBORNE, Agent.
COFFEE. 200 Bags Rio Coffee for sale by
april 28 W H GORDON & CO.
SUGAR. 2oO Hhds Louisiana Sugar various grades
For sale by april 23 W II GORDON & CO.
100 Barrels Plantation Molasses;
YJL 50 Half Barrels "Baton Rouge" Syrup,
fs byrup. orsaIeby
H GORDON & CO.
Charles & Ash Managers.
GRAND SOIREES MAGIQUES.
The Managers respectfully announce that they will rmen
the Theatre for a short season on WEDNESDAY EVE
NING, April 27th,1853, and have great pleasure in stating
that they have, at a very heavy expense, effected an engage
ment, for a few MGUT3 osly, with the World-renowned
Whose previous success and popularity, here and else
where, they deem sufficient guarantee of his ability and su
periority. Sincohis last visit to this city
MACALLISTER'S MAGIC CABINET
has been greatly increased, and a great variety of new and
astonishing experiments in Mechanism, Science, Philosophy,
Chemistry, Electricity, Ac., &c.;dded, rendering his per
formance one of the most unique and interesting ever pre
sented to a Nashville public
For full particulars of performance, see future ad
vertisements and small bills. ap2G.
EST SOLE-LEATXIER TRUNKS AND
Ladies Fine Trunks (with drawers and band-box;
Bonnet Trunks, Valises, Carpet Bags and Satchels, in
great variety. Just opened by RAMAGE & CHURCH,
april 27 No. 42, College street.
ceived by ap2L
-00 arums bmynia a i
R. & J. N
The demand btill increases ! As the public be
comes, better acquainted with the sterling qualities of Mc
Lane's Liver Pills, the demand continues to increase. So
certain is this great medicine in restoring a diseased Liver to
the exercise of its proper functions, that it 13 now looked tip
on as the greatest Specific for Ilcputis; and many Physi
cians use it iu their regular practice. Amobg others, Dr.
Oliver Morgan, a distinguished physician of Virginia with a
very extensive practice, has used these Pills in cases of
Liver Complaint, and of Dyspepsia, widi complete success.
Recommended as it is by physicians, as well as others who
hare mtnessed the happy effects of this medicine, it is not
surprising that wc are d.dly in receipt of such missives as
the followiug :
Cajieeidce. Ohio, Jan. 29, 1551.
Messrs J.Kidd ACo We are nearly out of M'Lane's Pills.
It would be well to ktcp us supplied, oa there is a great de
mand for them in our place. OGLE A CLAR K.
gF"For sale at all the principal Drug Stores iu Nashville
The drooping girl new vigor shall sfustaiu '
RIoomou the lip and circle in the vein.
Female complaints always yield to the mild action of these
Pilbt. A child 6 months old may take DR SMITH'S Pills
with safety they neither sicken nor distress the most deli
cate. Those accustomed tatakethem say they sleep soundly
ufrjiight, the head becomes clear, the countenance changes
to a flush of youth, and beauty.
No need o"f dosing so much Try one box if theses gen
uine) sugar Coated Pills; live regularly, and you will le
gtadyou have taken this sensible adv ice, . .
Sold every where in the United States.
Coughs, Influenza &c Why is it that so many neg
lect a Coam for a longtime, and then wonder that they have
the CONcsVilPTlOK How much suffering and death
would be prevented if tliey would cure their 6&atonce
by taking that wfaUUJe rtmtdu. Dr. C. Williams' Pulmo
nic Balsam op WiLDCneuitx .ou muud .iaftua, which is
becoaiing so universally popular.
. "Sceadverttsement in another column. "faprill lm.
Another Scientific Wonderl -Important to
Dyspeptics. Dr. J. S. Houghton's Pepsin, the True Di
gctirc Fluid or Gastric Juice prepared from Rennet, or the
FourUi Stomach of the Ox, after directions of RaronLcibeg,
the great Physiological Chemist, by J. S. Houghton, M. I).,
Philadelphia. This is only a wonderful remedy for Indiges
tion, Dyspepsia, undice, Liver Complaint, Coustirpation aud
Debility, curing after nature's own method, by nature's own
agent, the Gastric Juice. Pamphlets, containing scientific
eridencesof its value, furnished by agents gratis. Seenotice
aufontr the medical advertisements.
IL G. FARRELL'S .
CELEBRATED ARABIAN LINIMENT
TRIUMPHANT OVER DISEASE,
This truly great medicine still goes on, conquering dis
ease, and snatching many a ioor powerless victim from tho
grave. Ry its powerfully stimulating, penetrating audano
ilyne qualities, it restores the use of liuibs which liave been
palsied for years: and by its Miigulur power of rept educing
the. synovial tluid or joint water, it cuies all diseases of the
joints with surprising rapidity. Fur rheumatism, and affec
tions of the spine and spleenjit has proved itself a specific ;
and for affections of the lungs liver and kidneys, it is a most
valuable and powerful auxiliary ; also, for all Useases of the
glands, scrofula, goitre or swelled neck, etc., etc. And ii.
deed for almost any disease where an external application is
required, this medicine stands unparalleled. Sprains,
bruises, cramps, wounds, chilblains, burns, etc., are speedily
cured by it.
Fitftn HoiuPtUr Menard, om of thcollrtsUUersi J,lim ls.
It gives me pleasure to add my testimony to the virtues of
your great medicine. One of my blooded horses had a swell
ingover thecaD ofthe knee, about the size of a hen's egg. -SOmc
said it was a strain, and some that it was the joint wa
ter from the knee, and could not be cured. 1 tried oil cedar
unit, and all the liniments and omtme ids and they did no
more good than water. 1 then, by persuasion of my friends,
tried 11- G. l'nell's Arabinn Liniment, and I was happy to
find it take effect after a few days, and it finally cured" the
noble animal entiicly. 1 think it is decidedly the. greatest
liniment for horses, as well as htiiiiuu ilt-ih, 1 cter ki.cw.
Tretuont, TuEewcll co., Ill-, Match 1, 1st 9.
PALSY OR PARALYSIS.
Tliadeus Smith, ot Mudd creek, Tazewell county, Illinois,
says: had lost the use ofmv arm for tor more than a year,
by .palsy or paralysis: the llesli had entirely withered aay,
leaving nothing but skin, muscle and bone. I tried nil the
best doctors, and all the remedies I could hear of, but ther
did no good. 1 then commenced the use of H G. Farrell'a
Arabian Liniment, and a few bottles entirely cured me, and
my arm is now as strong and tleshy us the other; it is also
first rate for burns, sprains and bruifes."
Loot out for Counterfeits
The public are cautioned against another counterfeit,
which has lately made its appearance, called W. R. Farrell a
Arabian Liniment, the most dangerous of all the counter
feits, because his having the name of Farrell, many will buy
it in good faith, without the knowledge that a counterfeit ex
ists, and they will perhaps only discover their error when
the spurious mixture has wrought its evil efiecls.
The genuine article is manufactured only by II. G. Farrell,
sole inventor and ptoprietor, and wholesale druggist, No.
17 Main street, Peoria, Illinois, to whom all applications tir
Aireucies must be addressed. Re sure you get it with the
letters II. G. before Fan ell's, thus II, G. FARRELL'S- -aud
his signature on the wrapper, allotheis are counterfeits.
bold by UAKTWitiuiir & .utJifcTKU.w.
and by regular authorized agents throughout the United
Jigf Price 25 and 50 cents, and $1 per bottle.
AGENTS WANTED ia STery town, village and hamlet in
the United States, in which cne is not already established.
Address 11. G. Farrell as above, accomtumied with inxd le-
fencee as to character, respectfully, Ac di w
GREAT AND NOVEL ATTRACTION AT
ODD FELLOW' HALL.
COMMENCING on TUESDAY, April 26th, at 11
o'clock a m aud at 3 and 1, p m., each day until further
notice. Tlie auviA SUUllA UlA.vr lioi ot treiieral
notoriety, is but a youth of about 19 years old, and has al
ready attained the unprecedented height of seven feet eight
inches, and weighs about 450 pounds, and.is believed to be
the mostpcrfectly proportioned GIANT in the world. His
visits in every city has attracted the immediate attention of
thousands, and all arc satisfied that he is tho physical won
der of the world, one of nature's owu noble works, worthily
setting forth aud representing the Giants which were in
Admission to ins levees only Ho cents, unuuren and ser
vants 15 cents. Come one and all. His stay in this city-
will be but for a short time us he is on his route from the
Island of Cuba to New Vork. april 26.
SPECIAL SALE OF
B Y ANDRE W J. D ITXC A N.
I WILL sell TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY, 3Iay 3d
and 4th, a very large and well assorted stock of Staple
and Fancy Goods, adapted to the Summer season, of new
design and late importations, consisting of:
RIack and fancy Cloths:
Satin and Silk VestiDgs;
Black French Drap d'Ete;
do English do;
Satin striped Mersailes
White and Ruff do;
French Drilling, Rleachcd;
Irish do Brown;
iilaccurodo Kuine bliKs;
Fancy dress do
China and Persian do
Satin strip'd do;
RIack Plaid Berage;
Pink, Yellow and Ulay lan- Jllack Prints;
ens; Jaconets, Cambricsj
Linen Sheeting and Pillow- Swiss Mull and Wamsook Mus
case linen; lins;
Camlets, Ac; Bleached Muslins and Drillings;
Bl'k and col'd Cambricks; Brown Muslins k DrilliDgs.
WITH Parasols, Umbrellas, Shades, silk and Muslin.
ALSO, Leghorn, Petal Braid and Palm Leaf Hats; New
style Bonnets lor Ladies and Misses; Bonnet Ribons; Ron
net Flowers, Bunches, and Wreathes, which will be sold
without reserve. Tenns liberal. Sales to commence at 10
o'clock april 27 ANDREW J. DUNCAN,
RAMAGE & CHURCH.
NO. 42 COLLEGE STREET, have just opened a lot of
the Finest Patent Leather Boots and Shoes, ever of
fered in this city
Gentlemen's Patent Leather Dress Boots;
" " " Congress Gaiters;
" ' Buttou'd do do;
" " " Dress Shoes;
" " " Monterey and Oxford Ties;
" Super Buckskin do do do do;
. " '' Cloth and Lasting Congress Gaiters;
" " " ' Clay Ties;
J. U. CURREY,
Furniture Manufacturer and Dealer.
TTTOULD respectfully intorm his frien ds JjET
and the public generally that he
keens a full assortment of Furniture on
hand, consisting of Rureaus, Ward-robes, Bedsteads, Side.
boards, Chairs, Sofas, Divans, Book Cases, Shower-Baths,
Ordered work and repairing done at the shortest notice,
and on very reasonable terms, with despatch.
Mattrasses of all kinds mado to order common shuck
kept constantly on hand. .
Undertaking All orders for Coffins can be filled in
gML.. rcry short notice, at the following prices, as I
wlSs keep every description always on hand, together
with good Herses, Horses and careful drivers:
Plain raise lid Coffins, from $10 to 15 00
Covered Coffins from $20 to 75 00
Servants Coffins, $1 00 per foot.
All orders left at my store on College street, No. 23, oppo
site tho Sewanneo House, will bo punctually attended to
both night and day. op2G a b a ex J. H. CURREY.