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THE NORTH -cAllOLINA : STANJDAED :
WKTYWTT..CT A V ' ' Vt)DTT eOaVi
RALEIUU : WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 180.
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The Latest News.
The Norfolk Day Book and other papers announce
that on Saturday last,"the Yankees landed from three
to tire thousand troops on Pasquotank River below
South Mills, and that they were attacked with great
vigor by Col. Wright's 3rd Georgia regiment A
dispatch to the Petersburg Express says that the
militia in command of Col. D. D. Ferebee, of Cam
den, also joined in the attack. The fight it is said
lasted five hours. Our whole force engaged was not
more than 800. A section of Col. Henningsen's
battery commanded by Capt. McComas, is said to
have played havoc with the, enemy. Our troops
behaved nobly. They fell back to the Half-way
House on Dismal Swamp Canal, and were being re
inforced. Capt McComas and several others were
killed, and quite a number wounded. The enemy
was supposed to be badly damaged.
We have no -late news from Yorktown. The ru
mors alluded to under our " War News" head, of
reported evacuation is believed to be unfounded.
Congress adjourned on Monday, . The Examiner
is very severe upon that body, for manifesting such
hot haste to get off fro a Richmond while menaced
by the enemy. It applies the lash pretty severely
to the " cotton barons," who have talked so much
about fighting, but who now seriously consider the
propriety of evacuating Virgiria " temporarily," in
case of a defeat Ever since the world was made,
men who talk most and swagger the loudest about
fighting, have been the last to pitch in, thus verifying
the old saw, " empty waggons make the most noise."
Tue Roanoke Island Disaster. We publish to
day the Report of the Committee of the House of
Representatives, appointed to investigate the causes
of the fall of Roanoke Island. It will be seen that
Gen. Wise and Col. Shaw performed their duty, and
that the troops fought gallantly, and surrendered
only to overwhelming numbers ; and that the blame
for the fall of the island, rests especially and justly
on Gen. Huser and J. P. Benjamin. It will also be
seen that the Committee do not agree with Prcsi-
dent Davis, that the surrender of the island was
"deeply humiliating." The Report is every way
creditable to the ability and fearlessness of the Com
mittee, and of the-Cbainnan, Col. Gaither.
We will attend to our correspondents' communi
cations as soon as we can find room.
Smut Machise. Every body has heard of Mc
Mannpn's Smut 'Machine. It has become an insti
tution in North Carolina, there being about 1, COO
of them in use in the State. Every miller who wants
to make, good flour, must get this indispensable
Smut Machine. See advertisement in to day's issue.
The Bank of Cape Fear has declared a dividend of
5 per cent for the last six months.
Firrv-SECOSD Regiment. We learn that this reg
iment has organized by the election of the-following
officers: Col.. Z. B. Vance, Colonel; Maj. J. K.
Marshall, of Chowan, Lieut Colonel ; Capt M. A.
Parks, of Wilkes, Major.
Yankees in Pasqcotask. A correspondent of
the Petersburg Express, at South Mills, N. C, gives
a most exciting and provoking account of the con
duct of the Yankees in that quarter. They cap
tured about thirty of our militia, near Elizabeth
City, stole the horses, hogs, cattle and other articles
from the citizens, abused and mistreated a number
of unoffending people, and attempted to outrage the
wife and daughter of a respectable citizen. If such
conduct will not make our people fight, what will ?
Col. McKinney. The death of this young and
promising officer at the battle of Lee's Mills, on the
Peninsula, is much regretted. He was a native of
Lynchburg, Va.; was a graduate of tbe Virginia
Military Institute, then a Professor of the Military
School at. Charlotte in this State, when he was
elected Colonel of the 5th, now 15th regiment N.
C. Volunteers. He fell while gallantly leading his
regiment His remains were taken to Lynchburg
Capt. Stancill. We regret to learn from tfle
Petersburg Express, that Capt Stancill, of Company
A, of the loth North-Carolina regiment, has died
of the wounds he received in the battle of Lee's
' Ocr Next Governor." The Standard copies
from this paper an article under the above head
which we published as a communication, but as
credited to the Observer in the Standard it would
appear to have been an Edjtorial of ours. We see
that its assuming that appearance in the Standard
is an inadvertence, but we would be under obliga
tions to that paper if it would set the matter
right, since the article is inconsistent with our avow
ed course, which has been, and is, to take no part
in bringing out candidates, but to keep ourselves
free to support the best man who may be a candi
date. FuyeUeville Observer.
The article we copied from the Obserter had no
signature, thus leaving the impression that it was
an Editorial. We did not notice this until after our
paper had been printed off. We intended to correct
this impression, as we do now cheerfully, by copy
mg as above from the Observer.
Yankees in Jones and Onslow. It is enough
to make one's blood boil over to read the accounts
of the conduct of the Yankees in Pasquotank, Jones,
Onslow and other Counties. Why our forces are
not sent to cut them off and destroy them, we can
not divine. Recently their treatment of our citi
zens in those Counties, calls for vengeance. In
Jones, after robbing bim and other citizens of all
they could steal, they carried Mr. RI Oldfield, late
Senator from that County, to Newbern ; also, a Mr.
Cumtnings, Mr. Cbas. Gerock and others. Some
were tied and whipped and carried there. In Ons
low, they visited the house of Mrs. Sanders, widow
of the late D. W. Sanders, took her wagons and.
mules, loaded them with grain and other things
which they could steal, made her give up her money
and jewelry, besides committing other brutal acts.
And yet we learn that there are three independent
companies of Cavalry in that County, who made no
attempt to drive them out They heard that "it was
a Yankee regiment of infantry, when it i now un
derstood that there were only 150. The authorities,
ought to put a commander over those companies
who. will fight What are our troops doing that
they allow these depredations ' ' "
"Watch and Wait." . -
The maligners of the Standard are still referrine
to what theyill our "watch and wait" policy.
Actuated themselves in this ereat crisis only by the
spirit of party and selfishness, they hope to blind
trie people to the real condition of things, and to
injure us because we are true to the people. ' It is a
libel to say that the Standard ever advocated a do
not hing policy in public affairs. Our .motto was,
Prepare get ready and then watch and wait"
It was sound policy at the time. Every intelligent
mind in the South now admits it, and events have
proved it. The sentinel, armed, watches and waits
for the foe. In 1860, immediately after the John
Brown raid, we proposed that one million of dollars
should be at once appropriated, to procure arms, to
manufacture powder, and thus prepare for war, as
the best means of avoiding war ; but wiseacres shook
their heads and talked about expenditures, and said
it would injure the Democratic party I Afterwards,
we supposed of course there was some common
sense and some sagacity in the Montgomery Con
gress, and we took it for granted that that body was
getting ready. We supposed that agents had been
sent to Europe to purchase arms, ammunition, iron
clad steamers, and every thing necessary for a pro
longed anL bloody war. We did not dream that
Southern men who. were determined to break up
the old Union, would make no adequate prepara
tions for events that would follow ; and so when
Lincoln's proclamation was issued, calling for troops
to coerce, not North Carolina, but the seceded States,
we resisted it in the belief that the new government
had already provided, as far as it could, for the war
which was upon us. We were the first in this State
to denounce this proclamation, and we knew when
doing so that hundreds of thousands of men on both
sides must soon be in the field. When, as a mem
ber of the State Convention, we signed the act of
secession, we knew it might cost us our life ; but
we did not. hesitate. The time for watching and
wailing had passed. From that day no man in the
State has been more consistent and persevering than
we have been in urging a vigorous prosecution of
the war. Our columns show that we have opposed
all unnecessary delays, all ruinous retreats, all neg
lects of the government to prepare afeall points for
defence, and all party movements which tended to
divide and distract our people. When the govern
ment has been dilatory, we have chided it ; when
inefficient officers have been placed in command,
and when Hatteras, and Roanoke Island, and New
bern were so shamefully neglected and fell, the
Standard did not cease to utter its remonstrances
and warnings ; and we verily believe that if the ad
vice of the Standard had been taken, our sea-coast
would still have been under our own control, and
our people would not have been called to deplore
the loss of Hatteras, Roanoke, and Newbern. In
mc convention we nave voted lor every measure
that promised in the slightest degree to encourage
our soldiers, to provide for their wants, and to pro
tect their rights. The soldiers know this, and the
people know it We have also voted for every
measure designed to sustain the public credit ; and
in addition to this, our private means have been
cheerfully bestowed on the cause. Every honest
man in the State knows, that before the war came
on, our counsel was, "Prepare ! watch and wait "
but since the war began our motto has been "On-
ward! onward! I"
And yet a vngabond press in this City, and other
presses in this State not of a vagabond but party
character, would have the people believe that we
are not true to the South. The more we forget par
ty and self the more they assail and revile us ; and
the reason they do so is, they fear our course will
build up conservatism in the State and break them
down. They made the revolution, as they say, and
they, therefore, claim that they are entitled to con
duct it They have done so until the Southern
cause trembles in tbe balance. If that cause be lost,
the loss will be attributable to them. Destructives
by nature and education, they have shown a capac
ity to pull down ; but they lack the discretion, the
foresight, and the wisdom to build up. They have
adopted only half of our former motto. They neg
lected to prepare and to watch for the stupendous
war, which, in a secondary sense, they were instru
mental in producing; and they have been waiting
for Europe to intervene, and retreating, and calling
out but half the volunteers necessary, and providing
no navy, until the enemy has well nigh enveloped
us in his mighty folds. Nothing but quick, hard
fighting will save us now. Whose fault is it ? Not
ours. We tola them wnat tney mignt expect in
the way of war, but they laughed at us, and, by
waiting, by partyism, by favoritism, by incompe
tent commanders, and by want of preparation, they
have brought the country to the verge of ruin.
We tell them now that despotic acts will not save
Liberty cannot be achieved by despotic means.
The rights of the States must be respected, and faith
must be kept The Constitution must not be broken.
We must rely on the 'affections of our soldiers and
our people, not on their fears ; and we must fight
as the Spaniards fought against Bonaparte, as the
Hungarians fought against Austria, as the Tcxans
fought against Santa Anna, as Beauregard fought
at Shilob, if we expect to triumph. These aie
"words of truth and soberness." And yet for tit
tering them, because they rebuke those who have
been negligent and faithless, we shall be denounced
as a traitor. Let those who thus charge us with
being untrue to our native land, ponder the follow
ing, from the 21st chapter of Revelation : " All liars
shall have their part in the lake which burneth with
fire and brimstone ; which is the second death."
Prof Melchior, who comes highly recommended
from the South, is at present in the City, and pro
poses to appear before a Committee of the Conven
tion, on tbe subject of a system or modes of home
industry, by which our people may be able to sup
ply themselves with useful manufactured articles.
The subject is a very important one, and informa
tion of the kind is much needed by our people.
Sprutix's Cavalry. We learn that Gov. Clark
has appointed Maj. Matthew W. Davis, of Ruther
ford, Colonel of SpruiU's regiment of Cavalry. A
friend who knows, says this is an excellent appoint
ment He has been some thirteen years in the Fed
eral service, resigned in April last, and was in the
battle of Manassas. .
The French Minister. The precise object of the
visit of Count' Mercier, the U. S. French Minister, is
still in doubt - His official instructions no doubt re
late to tobacco, but beyond this it is said, he is
anxious to ascertain the character of the commer
cial treaty which could be made with the Confederate
States, and upon what terms. , Dr. Lemoine, a
Frenchman from New Orleans, seems sanguine that
something may be done, and he has implored Con
gress to remain in session to consider the Count's
propositions! The French Minister should be treat
ed courteously, but it will be unwise to make ad
vances until it is known what." Napoleon would io.
Let not this movement lead the people to rely upon
anything from that quarter. As we have said all
along, if the South maintains her independence, she
must do it by hard and vigorous fighting.
The Register and Got. Graham. -
The Editor of the Itegitter is resortine to the
files , of the Standard m 1846. for the ournose of
showing what we then thought and said of Gov.
uranatn. We shall not characterize the littleness
of such conduct, but leave it to be judged of by
the public; nor shall we dwell upon the fact that
the Register is thus making an insidious attack on
Gov. Graham, for there is no need of proof that the
Editor is bitterly hostile to that gentleman his
protestations to the contrary notwithstanding when
it is remembered that during tho last session of the
Convention he attempted to .ridicule him by assign
ing hiui the position of "stage. manager" in that
body. His professions of respect for Gov. G. are
purely mercenary. He still retains a few subscri
bers, who, if he were to assail Gov. G. openly,
would stop his paper ; and he is, therefore, only re
strained by the consideration of a few dollars.
Notj, we admit that we used every word which
the Register has copied from the Standard against
Gov. Graham. We did so in the heats of party
strife, and for party purposes. If we impeached
Gov. Graham's patriotism, or honesty, or fidelity to
his State or section, then we did him injustice, and
we hereby retract it If we denied that he pos
sessed superior talents as a statesman, then we were
mistaken. But, when the very existence of society
was threatened, in 1860, and when civil war hung
over and fell upon the, country, Gov. Graham forgot
party, and so did we. We labored together to avert
the storm, and, when it came, we , labored together
to direct it In our intercourse with him, and from
a close observation of bis course for more than
twelve months, we have come to the conclusion that
he is among the purest, ablest, and best public men
in the State ; and, instead of thinking- of the past,
or endeavoring to maintain our own consistency at
the expense of truth and justice, we have frankly
announced this conclusion and acted upon it What
then ? Have we acted dishonorably ? Is it dishon
orable or unmanly to confess injustice, and do jus
tice? The mean and the malicious say it is; but
the truthful, the ingenuous, the magnanimous, and
the candid say it is not We are not "cursed" as
our neighbor is, " with a heart unknowing how to
yield." There are no passions in our bosom which
blind our eyes to truth and honesty, and which
rankle and consume the heart that indulges them,
instead of harming their object We were honest
when we assailed Gov. Graham, and we arc honest
now; the only difference being that then we were
inflasnced by party prejudice, and now we are in an
atmosphere above party, where we can see men and
things as they really are. The Editor of the Reg-
istsr never was and never will le in such an at
mosphere. His mind is too narrow, and his heart
is too full ot " malice and all unchanitableness " to
permit him to ascend to this pure region. Why,
in 1861, when he supported Mr. Busbee and ourself
for the Convention, and when all the old parties
had ceased.to exist, he could not forget party, for
he distinctly stated that he supported us Demo
crats as he considered us only as a temporary
movement to check disunion. We .felt at tho time
that he was unequal to the occasion, and that Prov
idence never intended that his feet should be pulled
from the party mire; but we did not tell him so,
You might as well dart straws against the wind as
reason with a bigot
So far as consistency is concerned, we might take
up tho files of the Petersburg Intelligencer and
Raleigh Register, and produce roars of laughter at
the expense of our neighbor. During the last fifteen
years he has assumed as many dresses as tbe clown
in the circus, and turned as many somersets as
performer on a 'spring-board ; the difference being
mat tne ciown aumiis nis enanges, and the per
former is proud of bis somersets, while our neigh
bor denies his, and declares himself the most con
sistent being in the world He reminds us of the
man who said his horse was seventeen feet high,
" Did you say feet f" asked a by-stander ; "you must
have meant hands." "Rands" replied the man
"did I says hands or feett" "You said feet."
"Thon feet it was," he replied, "and no one shall
say it was not feet."
Our neighbor's statements about our having been
"bought" and "sold" amount to nothing. No
decent or respectable person believes them. Wi
bought our office and paid for it; it was not bid
off for us by another. We are absolutely indepen
dent in what we print, and always have been. No
monied influence has ever controlled our action.
We arc the peoples organ, and not the mouthpiece
of a clique, or a faction, or a corporation. But the
Editor and ourself appear to some extent to have
exchanged places. Many of his former friends are
now our friends, and many of our former friends
are now his friends. Has he turned Democrat ? If
so, who bought bim, and how many "pieces of
silver" did he get for himself? But he will say he
is not a Democrat, and we will say we are not a
Whig; and if this be so, then neither of us has
The Skirmish. The late skirmish with three
companies of the 2d, (SpruiU's) Cavalry, and 150
Yankees, took place at John Gillett's, Jones Coun
ty, about 20 miles below Trenton. Of the fight or
the stampede, we have nothing further to say, but
the last rumor that we hear from Lt Col. Robinson
states that he eluded the search of tbe enemy, after
he was wounded, and crawled a mile and a half to
Smith's Mill, and had since been found by our troops.
We regret to learn that Capt Josiah Turner, Jr.,
of Orange, was also wounded and thrown from his
horse in the skiimish, and made his escape. Ho is
suffering, we learn, considerably from tbe falL
Newbern Banes. The public will observe by
our advertising columns, that the Merchants' Bank
of Newbern has opened an office in Greensboro', and
that the Bank of Commerce of Newborn, is doing
business at Company's Shops.
The Conscription Bill.
We publish a correct copy of this bill, as approv
ed by President - Davis, and as published in the
Richmond Enquirer. We have, heretofore express
ed our opinion of this bill, not in a spirit of cap
tiousness, but honestly and faithfully, as a sentinel
upon the watch tower of the rights of the States
'and the rights of the people. Now that we have
seen tbe law, we see ho reason "to change our opin
ion of its character. Fearful as we are of its ulti
mate effects, we can but hope that in its practical
operation the expectations of its advocates will be
fully realized. The Wilmington Journal, in allud
ing to it, holds the following language :
."These extreme stretches of power can find their
justification only in that kind of overruling neces
sity which permits a man to take human life in self
defence. However sufficient the justification, tbe
necessity must always be a painful one, and the
decision upon its existence, involves a deep respon
sibility. So' in this case. We must look upon the
action of the law as merely temporary, like martial
law. We must look upon its character as not other
wise reconcileable with our ideas of civil freedom.
But as we submit for a time to many things,.- from
a sense of duty and a conviction of -their necessity,
to we will submit to this, when equally convinced.
We cannot be so with our present knowledge. We
cannot say, until we hear-more, that further knowl
edge will not convince os." ' - '
Acknowledgments. , -:,
The ultra secession presses of the. State: with a
few exceptions, &rc down epos ns - with ft Tiro, be-
wo wm not SUPP" Prtizan for governor,
aftffbecause, having the good of the country at heart
we will speak out against abuses and denounce vio
lations of tbe Constitution. ' '.-- i
First in the list we notice, and first in respecta-
bility, is the Wilmington Journal We have only
room to sar .that the Journal has more brains
than all our assailants put together, and is generally
decent and parliamentary in its style ; - bit we must
say the Editor has done us great injustice. We have
laid the Journal away, and may find it convenient
and necessary to reply to it hereafter. ' - - r
The Winston Sentinel has misstated our position
about canvassing the State. . We have proposed no
canvass. The truth is, we opposed a proposition to
elect delegates to a State Convention to nominate a
candidate for Governor; which proposition, if car
ried out, would have occasioned the bitterest canvass
e?er known in every precinct in the State. 9ome
of the very persons who favored this proposition,
opposed a canvass by the candidates,' as well they
might, for such a Convention, if held and more large
ly attended by those of their way of thinking than
by Others, would put the game in their own hands;
but we said and repeated, that discussion could do
no harm, and that honest and true men were not
afraid of it That was all. We neitW fi.r nor axe
we anxious for a canvass.
The Charlotte Democrat is especially bitter to
wards us. It impeaches our motives, and almost
doubts our loyalty. Our motives are better than
the Editor's, and we are truer to North-Carolina
than he is. Mr. Johnston, Vhom be supports for
Governor, was appointed a Colonel about the time
his brother was appointed, on partizan grounds, a
chaplain in the army ; and probably Mr. Johnston
was instrumental in procuring this chaplaincy. Wo
have heard that this chaplain, thus appointed, was
not a regularly ordained Minister, and could not, -
therefore, administer the sacraments to sick and dy
ing soldiers ; but what difference did that make ?
He had served the secession party, and his brother
would be pleased with his appointment, and so it
was made. Again, tho Editor of the Democrat is a
member of tho Literary Board. It may be that he
thinks if his neighbor Mr. Johnston is made Gover
nor, he will invite him toremaln in office. We beg
our even-tempered and amiable cotemporary to re
member, that those who live in glass houses should
not throw rocks.
We have no reply to make j ust here to our neigh
bor of the Register. . He devotes at out four columns
of ink and bile to us per week. Owing to the block
ade all tho steel pens and Northern quills have given
out ; and it is said that our neighbor is seen every
evening, wandering along the hedgerows, looking
for geese, and plucking quills with which to demol
ish us. We trust the quality of our neighbor's to
bacco is good.
We make our acknowledgments to our assailants,
one and all. Tbe more they assail us the more the
people stand by us. They are the best friends, pe
cuniarily, that we have. Last week we received one
hundred and fifty renewals and new subscribers.
They all seem to say, in the fulness of their malici
" I'll stt tbeo in a shower of gold, and bait
Bicb pearls upon thee."
The Raleigh Register and its coadjutor in the
disgraceful work of defamation and falsehood, the
vagabond British paper in this City, reiterates the
charge that we designed to. injure the credit of the
government in a late article. Now, we have done
more to sustain the Southern Confederacy to pro
mote the war to preserve intact tbe liberties of.the
people, than scores of such maligners have ever done
or will do. We are greatly more interested in sus
taining the credit of the government than any of
these, our revilers ; and this, fact every respectable
person who knows the parties can testify to.
Now, once ior all, let us say that the article
which these mad maligners are endeavoring to dis
tort and pervert, had no reference to the government
or its credit It was designed to assail and to check
the spirit of mad innovation and usurpation now
growing up in the country, which seeks to get pos
session of the government, and which, if it had it,
would destroy all our hopes of Constitutional liber
ty. Its object was to open the eyes of the people to
the spirit of infidelity, mobocracy, and despotism in
our land, among that class of the revolutionists who
have been fitly called destructives, and who, if they
should get entire control of the government, would
ruin it, and bring down upon us all the Worst days
of the French revolution. It was to tho Dantons
and Robespieres of this day that we referred to
just such infamous persons as those who control the
vagabond British press in this City, who, having no
houses of their own, would burn and destroy the
property of others under the plea of " military ne
cessity " thus leading to strife and figh twigs among
ourselves, and, in tbe end, to repudiation.
This is what wc meant, and let -our partizan ma
ligners make the most of it.
Government Control over the Railroads.
The Richmond Dispatch thus refers to a bill passed
by the House of Representatives at Richmond, on
" Only one bill was passed which possessed any
general interest, or which so far as we are capable
of deciding, can have any effect upon the public
mind in this time of trial and national anxiety.
This was the bill entitled an act to provide for the
safe and expeditious transportation of troops and
-munitions of war by railroads. This bill subjects
the railroads of the country to the power and con
trol of the government, and whether for good or
evil, tbe House seemed scarcely disposed to inquire.
It provides for the appointment of a Military Chief
of Railroad Transportation, who shall have the
rank of Lieutenant Colonel, and receive compensa
tion at the rate of $5,000 a year, to be paid in quar
terly instalments. This is a very fair start, and a
fat position is thus provided fyr somebody.
This bill did not pass without some opposition.
Mr. Lyons offered a gallant resistance, and present
ed a tolerable substitute for the measure ; but the
present House of Representatives are opposed to
substitutes. With them the committee's renort is
quite sufficient, and although a bill may receive a '
committee sanction mat is "scarce naif made
vet our wise and discreet legislators are not disDo'sed
r . ... . . a. - ... . .
"to cheat it ot its lair proportions" by amenameniS'
This is another palpable violation of the Consti
tution. But a month or two since it was a grave
question in our State Convention whether the Con
federate government "bad the right to construct the
Richmond and Danville Road for war purposes ;
but here is a law which seizes and controls all the
Roads already constructed, and utterly ignores tbe
rights of the States, the rights of the corporations,,
and the rights of the stockholders. Got. Clark
would not have, the right, under such -a law, nor
would the Presidents or Superintendent ol" the
Roads, to transport a peck of salt or meal, without
the consent of the Confederate government , Oh..
States rights, in tby name-how many anti-States
ngbts acts have been committed I
This bill had not passed the Senate. It is rumored
that it was defeated in the Senate, or vetoed by the
President We shall probably know before" going
NORTH-C A ROLTN A STATE CONVENTION.
Third Adjoirned- Session.
v Raleigh, April 21, 1862.
The President. Mr. Edwards, called? the Conven
tion to order at 12 o'clock, M.
Mr. Warren Presented tbe credential nf R 8.
Donnell, delegate elect from Beaufort eennty, in
place of Mr. Ellison, deceased, which being read,
Mr. Donnell took his seat in the Convention.
The roll was then called, and the following mem
bers answered to their names :
Mr. President lfpcarc Alliann R1mt Ttmi
Berry, Caldwell, Christian, Darde'n, Donnell, Dontii-
murium, roster ot Katidolph, Uranam, liearne.
i m -.V "",ue". imireii, ieaK 01 iuenmona, Jone,
11 -r f Cumberland, McNeill of Harnett, Mitch
ciuu I' ?'ner. Sanders, Satterthwaite, Schenck,
hniith of Johnston, Starbuck, Thompson, Thorn
t0ILWarren and Wilaon 83. '
i"e,e "?l DeinK f quorum present,
On motion of Mr. r,MUn, .v.- 7. j
joumed to 10 o'clock to-morrow morning. .
Extract from a letter to the Editor of tbe Stand
ard, dated at camp of the 27th Reeiment. Anril 17
.1862: . .
"The conscription bill has spread a eloom nw
our regiment far surpassing that caused by the bat
tle of Newbern. Three companies, the Orange
Guards, Goldsbofo Rifles and Guilford Grays were
among the first to leave their homes at the call of
uov. .Liiis. In a few days, we should have comole
ted our contract with the government for a service
of twelve months, and I hope our part was well
done. What return do wru trot for it taA t
being placed in the first or eopnd regiments, we
were kept at Fort Macon, and putlnto tbe 27th, a
regiment that was denied the privilege of thirty
days' furlough. Of course tbe boys would not re
enlist without their bounty or furlouch. Other
regiments got it we wanted it too. I fear we shall
get neither for this morninir the Adiutant read on
dress parade that the twelve months' men were to
serve two years more. There are men who were
drafted a few weeks ago, who have been at home at
ease all this time, and who would not have volun
teered, only they were drafted, have received one
hundred dollars bounty for their patriotism, whilst
we are pressed without remuneration. It is a shame
to treat men like brutes. There are very few, in
deed, who would not have re-enlisted, after a so
journ at home of a few days or weeks. We com
menced ngnting Lincoln because he ashed for men ;
now, we are not asked, but pressed. I hope, how
ever, that this cloud may pass away."
Hon. R. K. Meade,, of Virginia, late TJ. S. Minis
ter to Brazil, who lately returned home and had been
declared a candidate for Congress in the Petersburg
District, died suddenly at bis residence last week.
. Tbe Confederate Senate has passed a bill for is
suing gold and silver coin from the Mints at Char
lotte, Dajonega and New Orleans, of the same value
of the old U. S. coin, but with different designs and
perhaps different names.
The legislatures of Alabama and Arkansas, have
passed acts prohibiting under heavy penalty more
than two acres of cotton to a hand for the next crop.
The cotton factories of South-Carolina have redu
ced the price of cotton yam to $1 per bunch. One
manufacturer, Mr. J. S. Sims, has refused to receive
more tnan $1, since the' commencement of the war.
This is noble.
Gkn. A. S. Johnston's Family. In consideration
of the fact that Gen. A. S. Johnston leaves a large
. .'amily without resources, the Savannah Republican
proposes to have a tund collected from voluntary
offerings for their relief as the best monument and
memorial to the gallant hero and General.
Mr. Wilcox, of Texas, stated in Congress the oth
er day, that propositions had been made ftoro Texas,
that if the government would, pay for transportation
and driving, the people of that State would furnish
tbe whole army with beef during the war and charge
nothing lor it He said Texas could feed the world.
It is said that large quantities of quinine had been
smuggled through our lines bought from Yankee
venders, which was found to be mixed with strych
nine and morphine. The discovery was made by
Surgeon Lawrence, of Gen. Hardee's division.
It is stated by persons from Nashville, that Lin
coln's proposed emancipation policy, had produced
a great change against the TJ. S. government in
Yokktown. Various rumors are afloat in rela
tion to affairs at Yorktown. The eld tune of " fall
ing back " is said to be the fate of Yorktown. An
other is, that our army has retired from their en
trenchments to an open plain to give the enemy bat
tle. We do not vouch for these. We hope the
mails will give us definite information before we go
The battle at Lee's Mills, which we noticed in our
last, lasted from 3 to 7 o'clock, P. M. .It was mainly
participated in by Gen. Cobb's brigade on our side,
the 15th N. C. regiment bearing the brunt for a
half hour before the other regiments came up. Our
forces sustained themselves nobly. Tbe 15th X. C.
had 1 1 killed, 34 wounded, of wnom several have
died since the battle, and 33 missing. Col. McK in
ney and Capt Standi are the only names yet pub
lished. Vikoisia. Fredericksburg had been evacuated
by our troops. The enemy numbering 23,000 oc
cupied Falmouth on Friday, and commenced shell
ing Fredericksburg, Tlie Confederates burnt the
bridges across the Rappahannock and several of our
vessels loaded with grain and cotton. Several skir
mishes occurred -before they reached Falmouth."
W'arrenton had been occupied by the enemy, but he
had left At last accounts Gen. Jackson was re
treating before a strong force, of the enemy towards
Staunton. Fremont was advancing into Western
Virginia, and his forces occupied Monterey and Mc
Dowell. Gen. Marshall was near the Kentucky
line with a small force of Confederates. The track
of the enemy is marked with cruelties towards our
Norfolk. We have no account of any move
ments c the Merriitiac. A report was in circula
tion on Sunday evening that Burnside had landed
5000 troops at South Mills, Caiudeu county, prepar
tory to a march upon Norfolk.
Nokth-Cakolixa. The enemy is committing
cruel depredations upon the people of Pasquotank,
Craven, Jones, Onslow and Carteret The enemy
commenced a land and water upon Fort Macon, it is
said on the 12th, and was continued several days.
A correspondent of the Wilmington Journal says :
" Col White sent out about fifty men to capture
i Federal picket of, as he supposed, twenty men,
on Monday, but they were met by three hundred.
Fifteen of our men were killed, ' The remainder
retreated to the Fort The Federals then commenc
ed the attack on the Fort, but with little success.
I'hey bave eleven vessels outside and have sent to
Sew bern for the gun-boats. They are also erecting
a battery on Bogue Banks, two miles from the Fort"
Savannah. A dispatch from Savannah on the
"The Savannah Morning News Fays that a skir
mish took place on Whitemarsh Island on Wednes-
I , i -! . i :..
i aay, oetween Home companies oi we ioui ueurgia
t regiment and a Michigan regiment The latter were
repulsed with a loss of about 20. The Confederate
loss in killed and missing .was 5 and 7 slightly
Island No. 10. Notwithstanding the secrecy ob
served by our government as to tbe fate of this Is
land, it is- now evident that we have suffered con
siderable loss there.
The papers of the enemy contain Commodore
Foote's official account of bis occupation of Island
No. 10, on the 8th inst From tbis it appears that
Gen. Pope had succeeded in crossing the Mississip
pi bejow the Island, whereupon our forces evacuat
ed the Island and the works on tbe neighboring
Tennessee shore. Seventeen of our officers and 368
privates, besides some sick soldiers and employees,
were taken by the enemy. Also 70 pieces of can
non and four steamers. " ysff. ,
ThShiloh BATTL,The Rkbmvoi Dispatch of
tbe 19 th says: .
"An official dispatch received yesterday from
Corinth states that the reports of the several com
manders show that in the engagement at shiloh ont
Jfoops captured and brought ia fwtmn pieces of
the enemy's artillery, and twenty-fltfttand of colors,
lhe number of prisoners taken exceeds three thou-
. t.! hfp.mtb,nS of (he movero of either army
aout Connth. Some accounts indicate no early
Mm, there-others speak of a large concentration
or troops on both sides! 'J - sV'-.
ceuCnU.YaDkeeS 0CpiH HuntavUleat thehrtac
- East TraKEMM i i.-.i.u L J .;.
the lfitl. .,;-" i." "" a-uoxviKe, on
750 Lincolnites .VJackaou",Tbo wereVuT
peuing for Kentucky, by 800 Confederate Cavalry,
commanded byCpt. Asnby.of Tennessee, Aband
to hand flgbt ensued, which resulted our killing 75
and taking 500 prisoners. Capt Ashby had only
25 wounded nonaritrorUliy. ' , '
mllNVhmafn! A lm.. - 1
Accordinir to custom of the Societv of Friend, at Cane
Ji '"'""'ce Coanty, N. C, on tb of ii month last
Obbd iMabbbcki, of Chatham Oountj, to Joua, daughter
of John Dixon, of Alamance. , . ,..
Also, in the same vicinity, on the same day, by Nathan
Stout. Esq., J. Htftar Edgibton, of Wayne Coanty, to ak
ha, daughter of John Dixon, of Alamance.
ATTENTION MILITIA I -rTMJ.I!;EtTILT
BE GENERAL MUSTER t)P THE
May, is - gb' 00 Satnro,r y f
.tp'"s c""P!"'e will come prepared with a writ
rflEPE?"? t.hketrenS,h ' lbe,rUWes .ttheme
nJZ mFS' ,hewl'ln,?h the ealPof one-third w,"
5 Td ae nnmCT lhn ' service, the number volun
teered for the war after the call waa madtbenwnber of
detailed militia, and the atrenRth of Company at preaeut.
giTinjt names ajjea. and whether married or sinele.
Bjf order of the Colonel: "'
D. W. BAIN,
. .lM , Adj't.SSth Rejjt. N. C M.
April 2?, 18(12. " . sg.td.
THE BOARD OF MEDICAL EXAMINERS OP THE
Nate ofhnrth-CaroliDa will convene in the. City of
Raleigh, on the brat Monday in May, lb4, for. tbe exami
nation of applicant fur lid-nsn in nn.i;. :..
... f-n-c UKUIWUC IU .UW
Secretary of Board.
April 22, 1862. .
NEGROES WANTED: '
THE UNDERSIGNED WILL PAY THE
highest cash prices tor NKOROEd of both aezea, not
over 30 years of age. lie would purchase from SO to 100
if offered in a short time. Apply by letter through the
Post Office to W. SPIRES,
. .. Raleiah, N. C.
April 22, 1S02. wUtpd.
npHE 4CT1I ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE PRO
JL testaut Episcopal Church in the Diocese of North
Carolina, will be held in the Chapel of the Cross, Chapel
UiU, on tbe ad Wednesday in May, 1362, that day-being
tbe 14th of the month.
EDWARD LEE WINSLOW, Seey.
Fayefieville, April 22, 1882. ' 33 2U
PERSONS HATING CLAIMS AGAINST THE
firm of FROEL1CU A ESTVAN, (C. 8. Arms Fac
tory,) fur which I may hare become responsible, or stand
as security, will .lease present the same to me immedi
ately. M. NEWHOFF.
Wilmington, N,C., April 22, 1862. 88 4t
BANK CAPE FEAR.
Wilmington, April 16. 1802.
MVIDEXD irO. 105.
A DIVIDEND OF 5 PER CENT; HAS BEEN DE
dared by this Bank, payable to the Stockholders
on the 1st of May next J. O. BURR, Cashier.
April 22, 1862. 88 td.
BANK CAPE FEAR.
THE ANNUAL' MEETING OF THE ST0CKHOLD
era of this Bank will be held at the Banking- House
in this place, on Thursday, the 1st of Mar next
11 U Kit, unsnier.
Wilmington, N. C, April 22, 1862.
31ST REGIMENT N. C. TROOPS.
THE FOLLOWING MEN, W: . LEE, DALLAS H.
Upchurcb, Startey Downing, Norflet Curl, Barton
Badget, Wm. Caps, James Blunt, having deserted, I offer
Thirty Dollars reward for the apprehension and delivery
ot each one to me at Wilmiostou, N. C.
Capt. Commanding, 31st Regt. K. C. Troops.
ALL ABSENT FROM TUE31ST REGIMENT; WILL
report to me in person, on or before the 2ith of April,
le2. Or be treated as deserters.
Capt. Commaodidg, Slst Begt. N. C. Troops.
April 22i 1S62. ; ' 17 W8U
TO MILL OWNERS.
J NO. A. McMANNEN'S CELEBRATED Im
proved SMUT AND SCREENING MACHINE kept
constantly on band, and for sate at South Lowell, Orange
County, N. C. Warranted for five years. All communica
tions must beaddreasd to roe. and all unsettled business
closed through me, as 1 have no authorized agents traveling.
Beware of imitations and impositions.
v JNO. A. McMANNEN.
South Lowell, N. C, April 22, 1862. 17 wiswStpd.
OF LIGHT ARTILLERY.
ARMSTRONG BREECH-LOADING FIELD PIECES.
Y ORDER OF MAJOR P. J. BOGGS, A RENDEZ
VOUS and Kecrtiitin Station will be established at
Vt'eldon. N. C. under the supervision of Caut. GEORGE
H. GliliGOltV, where recruits either singly or ie squads
will be received and mustered into this popular and effec
tive arm of the service. "
Any capable person tendering part of a company will be
atiuoiutcd to a curresnoudiue position.
Bounty pay, quarters, subsistence and clothing furnish
ed from the day of enlistment.
Addiesa ' Cut. GEORGE H. GREGORY,
Welduii. N. C.
April 22, 1862. 17 Wtf.
f'-iO REWARD. .
RANAWAY FROM THE SUBSCRIBER IN THE
latter part of the month of March last, bis negro man
JOSH, aged about 22 years, about 5 leet 10 inches high, of
a dark-piuirercake color, and finely formed. He is a car
penter by trade, and has been to Raleigh and to the County
of Alamance, trying to get employment, having worked at
those places severalyears ago. When he was small he had
his hands burned, which caued the flesh to leave his nails.
and his nails to hare a very lone and ugly appearauoe..
The above named reward will be paid to any one that
will arrest and confine him in jail in any other county than
Granville so that 1 get mm ; and a reward of $10 will be
paid if he shall be caught in this county and delivered to
me, or lodged in the couuty jail. . -
i C. R. LEWIS.,,
Oxford, N. C, April 22, 18S2. 17 Wtkawlm.
HAVING BEEN APPOINTED AGENT BY MAJOR
General T. H. Holmes, to.get up the arms in Chat
ham County, I take thisi method to request tbe people to
bring in I heir Rifles anv Double-barrel shot Guns and
Muskets immediately, andj I frill pay them a lair price for
them. I am authorized to buy, km row, beg, or it necessa
ry, to impress them. -
I hope the last named process will not bave to be naort
ed to io Chitham Tjouuty." '. ,
N. B. Bring them in inimedia'ely.'
, it. B. PASCHAL, Sheriff.
April 22, 1862. ' 17 W3W-
sTATE OF NORTH-CAROLINA, ALAMANCE
55 COUNTY. Takeu up and committed, to jail in Ala
mance County, anegiu t-Ute, aged about eighteen years,
weight about one hundred and sixty pounds, ttve feet seven
inches high, of dark malaito complexion, with a scar
across bis nose between hit eyes. The owner of said slare
is requested to come forward, pay charges and get Ibe ne
gro, or he will be dealt with according u law.
" WM. J. MURRAY,
iberiff of Alamance County.
April 22, 1862. Jr ' ' 17-wui.
If Of ICE 1
TO THE COMMISSIONERS OF THE PIED
mi.nt Railway Company, viz: William T. ciulneriio,
ol Danville; George Williams, P. Walt, John U. Oil laid,
D. Boyd, and William B. Carter, of Rockingham county ;
Pillip Banow, John F. Poindexter, add A. J. Watford, of
Forsytb county ; William A. Lash. John J. Martjn, ami
Jamee Riason, ef mokes county ; Jesse H. Lindsay. Levi
M. Scott, aud Ralph Uorrell, of Guilford count Bedford
Brown, Pionias 4) Johnson, Allen Cuno, and Uonltord
McGecotCaswell countv ; Giles Mebane. Jesse Cant, and
Eli J. Watson, of Alamance; John v7.-4JonmBgbam.td-win
G. Read'e, and Thomas McGee. of Pers-n county ; W it
liam Johnson, of tbe town ofCbarlqt'e; Jamea U Tnrreu
tine,ad William K. Straboni, .Ougeevootv; Beroa--tnin
A. Kinretl, of the tow of Uxingio 4L C, Jooet.
Br, Salisbury ; Jonathan Worth, ot the tufa of Aabboro ; .
and William P. Taylor, of PitWboro-
You are hereby requested to ' meet at the office of t he Se
cretary otWar, in the City of BicbmopV eleven o clock,
T2 ooT-ei-ar. the 29th Uj of April. 1862. fr the
rof conferrnJg with .l.SjWut of War in repaid
j the proposed construction of the Piedmont Railroad.
This conference is essential to the immediate prwecuon
'. f tbe work. The Commissioners arc therefore requested
. . attend without CuU
a By order of the Secretary of War: : -'
I DWD f. D. MYERS,
. -J -.'". Capt Engineers, P. A. C. S.
Apni 25, JS62. RS-M.