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LEGISLATIVE PROCEEDINGS. , ,?
: ". ; SENATE ' :
Wednksdat, JJoyember 20, 1850.
The Hon. William B. Shepard, the Senator from
Perquimans and Pasquotank John H. Haughto Esq.
the Senator from Chatham and John Barnard, Esq.,
the Senator from Currituck and Camden, appeared,
were qualified, and took their seats. ..
The Senate agreed to a proposition from the House
to proceed to the election of an Engrossing JUerk.
Mr. Bower nominated Mr. R. K. Bryan o? Cumb
ori,nl Mr Sneiffht nominated Maj. James J.
Thomas, of Franklin. . Mr. Graham, of Rowan,
was also nominated. ' 1 . ' ,'
Mr Rawer, from the Committee appointed to sup-
ari nenH the voting, reported that there was no elect
t,0Tha Senate the House concurring- -voted, again
for Engrossing' Clerk, the same gentlemen being in
nomination. No election. See joint Tote of the two
Houses in the Commons proceedings.
Mr. Bynum moved a message be sent to the Com
mons, proposing to vote again forthwith for Engross-'
ing Clerk ; and he added to the nomination Mr. Au
gustus W. Burton, of Cleaveland.
. On motion of Mr. Cameron, a Committee of five
was appointed to prepare and report rules for the gov
ernment of the Senate. The following gentlemen
were appointed : Messrs. Cameron, Joyner, Courts,
Bower and Bynum.
Mr. Cameron, from this Committee, submitted a
Report, which was read and adopted.
Mr. Lane moved the Houses concurring to raise
a Joint Committee on Rules of three ontne part oi
each House. Messrs. Lane, Joyner and Uower were
appointed on the part of the Senate.
The Senate voted again for Engrossing Clerk. No
election. . .
Received a message from the Senate, transmitting
the Governor's Message, and proposing to print ten
copies for each member. The proposition to print
was concurred in.
The Clerk proceeded to the reading of the Message,
but before he had concluded, on motion of Mr. Gil
mer, the Senate adjourned until to-morrow morning
HOUSE OF COMMONS.
The credentials of Messrs. B. F. Williams, of
Greene, and F. D Simmons, of Jones, were present
ed, and the usual oaths administered.
On motion of Mr. Hayes, of Cherokee, a resolution
was passed through all its readings, to pay Mr. Lov
ell his mileage and for two days services as door
keeper. On motion of Mr. Wilson, a message was sent to
the Senate proposing to ballot forthwith for an En
g rossing Clerk.
Mr. Hayes, of Cherokee, moved to assign the usu
al room in the Capitol for the use of the doorkeepers.
The Senate having agreed to the proposition of the
House to ballot for Engrossing Clerk, Mr. Thomas, of
Franklin, Mr. Bryan, of Cumberland, and Mr. Gra
ham, of Rowan, were put in nomination, and the
House proceeded to vote, under the superintendanoe
of Messrs, Wilson and A. H. Caldwell.
Mr. Eaton, from the Committee on rules, presented
a report adopting for the government of the House
the rules of last session without any alteration. The
report was read, and concurred in by the House.
Mr. Wilson, from the Commute to superintend the
election of engrossing clerk, reported the whole num
ber of votes cast to be 160, of which Mr. Bryan had
76, Mr. Thomas 57, and Mr. Graham 27; no one
having a majority, there was no election.
A message was received from the Senate proposing
to ballot again for Engrossing Clerk, which was agreed
to. Thename of Mr. Graham was withdrawn, and,
under thn snperintendance of Messrs. Steele and Mc
Lean, the House proceeded to vote.
Mr. Love moved that the House take a recess of
half an hour for the. purpose of appointing the mem
bers of the standing Committees, which was agreed
to, and the House took a recess.
At the expiration of half an hour, the Speaker call
ed the House to order, when Mr. Steele, from the
Committee to superintend the election of Engrossing
Clerk reported that 161 votes had been cast, of which
Mr. Bryan had received 80. Mr. Thomas 71, and Mr.
Graham 10. No one was elected.
The Electoral Eistricts were then called over in or
der by the Clerk, and the names of the gentlemen on
ttfe Standing Committees announced as follows :
On Claims. Messrs. Wilson, McCleese, Hackney,
D. F. Caldwell, W. McNeill, Newsom, Brogden,
W:angh, Dargan, Bogle, Farmer.
On Propositions and Grievance. Messrs. Hayes
of Cherokee, Gordon, Stowe, McLean, Kelly, Martin,
McDowell, Jones, Drake, Barnes of Edgecombe, and
On Education. Messrs. Barnes of Northampton,
Blow, Pegram, Hill of Caswell, Steele, Clanton,
Sanders of Johnston, Foster of Davidson, Walton,
Love and Davidson.
On Jgricullure. Messrs. Sloan, McMillan, Dun
lap, Douthet, Simmons, Parhain, Maultsby, Thorn
burg, Su anner, and Bond.
On Internal Improvements. Messrs. Rayner, Miz
ell, Cotten, Montgomery, Powers, Pope, Jerkins,
Leacd of Davidson, Scott. Avery, and Flemming.
On Privileges and Elections. Messrs. Siler, Foard,
Rankin, Muffin, Williams of Greene,Thornton, Boy
kin, Winstead, Brazier Stubbs, and Cherry.
A message from His Excellency the Governor of
the State, was then received, and read.
Mr. 'Saunders of Wake, moved to transmit the
message to the Senate, with a proposition to print 10
copies fur the use of each member, which was adopted.
Mr. Person of Moore, moved that a Committee of
three be appointed to consider if any and what im
provements should be made in the House, to render
it more convenient and comfortable; the motion was
adopted, and a Committee for that purpose appointed.
Mr. Person of Northampton, appeared in his seat,
presented his credentials, and was duly sworn.
A message was received from the Senate propos
ing a joint select Committee of three on the part of
the Senate, and five on the part of the House, to pre
prepare joint Rules for the two Houses ; which pro
position was agreed to.
The House then proceeded to vote again for En
grossing Clerk, Messrs. Bryan, Thomae and Burton
being in nomination.
On motion ot Mr. Avery, the House adjourned to
11 o'clock to-morrow.
Thursday, November 21, 1850.
The Senate met pursuant,to adjournment.
After the transaction of some unimportant business,
Mr. William B. Shepard rose and said it was his
melancholy duty to announce to the Senate the de
cease of Richard D. Spaioht, late Governor of
North Carolina. The deceased expired at his resi
dence in Craven County, on Sunday last at 8 o'clock
in the morning. Gov. Spaight, said Mr. Shepard,
has occupied a large space in the history of North
Carolina. He was a member of AasemhU from hi
majority until his election to Congress, whence, after
four year's service, he was called to fill the Chair
ot lnief Magistrate ot the State. He was the last
male descendant who bore the name nf a famirw
known in the Colonial,' Revolutionary, and indepen
dent history of the State. I knew the deceased Mr
Speaker, and I can safely say I never knew a man of
more incorruptible integrity. W ithout those brilliant
talents calculated to excite popular applause, he pos
sessed a sound discriminating mind, and one pecu
l : l j . i . i . . .
nail, auaniea to severe ana einci science. as a
youth, at College, he possessed an intuitive skill in
solving the most difficult problems in mathematics,
frequently to the astonishment of his teacher. Un
fortunately for the cause of science, he sought the
held of politics. As a testimony of our respect for
his memory I offer you the following Resolutions :
Resolved by the Senate and House of Comment, That
me ineraoersoi the Legislature have heard with deep
sensibility of the death of Richard Dobbs Spaight,
one of toe Governors of the State of North Carolina,
ana the last under her old Constitution, -
Resolved, That in testimony of our respect for one
nas nnea me high position of Chief Magistrate
of this Commonwealth, we will now adjourn.
ARetolvaI' That a copy of these Resolutions, sign
ed by the Speakers of the Senate and House of Com
mons, be forwarded to the family of the late Gov.
sspaight, as a testimony of our sympathy in their af
fliction. , , ,
The Resolutions were unanimosly adopted; and
, we Senate adjourned. '
HOUSE OF COMMONS. I
."Saunders, of .Wake, introduced the following
seriesof resolutions.refemng to committees certain
portion, of tbe Governor'. Message: j ;
tetoked, That so much of the Message of His
Excellency, the Governor, as relates to the question
of negro slavery, and to other matters of federal Jeg
lation, be referred to a select committee to be styled
a committee on Federal Relations.
Resolved, That so much of said Message as relates
to the amendment of the Constitution, and to the in
sullation of the Governor, be .referred to a select
Resolved, That so ranch of said Message as re
lates to there-organization of public offices, be re
fered to a select committee. . ,
Resolved, That so much of eaid Message as relates
to finance and State debts, and to the State's claim
on the United States, be referred to the Committee
on Finance. - ' . ' ., "J. ' ", 4
Resolved, That so much of said Message as relates
to Common Schools, and .the distribution of the
School Fund, to the' Geological and Mineralogical
survey, and to Historical documents, be referred to
the committee on Education. ,
Resolved, That so much of said Message as relates
to Internal Improvements, to the Gaston and Raleigh
Railroad, to the Western turnpike, to the Fayette
ville and Western Plank Road, to the Cape Fear and
Deeo River Navigation Company, to the Clubfoot
and Harlow's Creek Canal, and to Nags Head, be
referred to the committee on Internal Improvements.
Resolved, That so much of said Message as relates
to the Revised Statutes, be referred to the committee
on the Judiciary.
Resolved, 1 hat so much of said message as relates
to the Washington Monument, be referred to the
Committee on Finance.
Resolved, That so much of said Message as relates
to the communications of the Secretary of State of the
United States, and from the State of Florida, be re
ferred to tho Committee on the Judiciary ; that the
communications from the central authority of the roy
al commissioners, and from the State of Vermont, be
referred to the Committee on Agriculture ; that the
communication from the American Association for
the advancement of science, and from A. Vattemare,
agent &c., &c, he referred to the Committee on Ed
ucation ; and the communications from the Governors
of South Carolina, New Hampshire, Virginia, &c.
be referred to the Committee on Federal Relations.
Mr. Rayner objected to the first resolution, and
thought another direction ought to be given to the
subject. A Joint Committee of both Houses ought
to be raised to consider that portion of the Message.
All the questions growing out of slavery did not im
mediately concern federal relations. These questions
did not partake of a party character, and he was wil
ling to consider them independent ot any party rela
tions or parly- ties. He would suggest a Joint Com
mittee of six on the part of the House, and four on
the part of the Senate, and hoped the gentleman from
Wake would accept it as an amendment.
Mr. Saunders was willing to accept any modifica
tions that might be suggested. This was a question
above party it was one in the consideration of which
he should know no party. He accepted of the amend
ment of the gentleman from Hertford, and modified
his resolution so as to propose to send a message to
the Senate appointing a Joint Committee on this
Mr. Leach, of Davidson, thought the House branch
of this Committee should consist of ten members
one from each Congressional District, and from the
State at large. It would seem a fair hearing for every
section of the State.
Mr. Saunders then withdrew the first resolution of
the series, and the remainder were adopted.
Mr. Saunders moved to send a message to the Sen
ate proposing to appoint a Joint Select Committee to
consider the subject of Slavery. Some conversation
ensued between Messrs. Saunders, Leach, of David
son, and Flemming, concerning the number of which
the Committee should be composed. It was finally
adopted in the following form :
Resolved, That a message be sent to the Senate,
proposing to create a joint select Committee consist
ing of eleven on the part of this House, and six on the
part of the Senate, to whom shall be referred so much
of the message of his Excellency, the Governor, as
relates to the question of negro slavery ; and that they
be authorized to report by resolution or otherwise.
A message was received from the Senate, announ
cing thedeceaseof the Hon. Richard Dobbs Spaioht,
and transmitting Resolutions in relation to his death.
Mr. Stevenson said : I rise, Mr. Speaker,' to move
that we concur in the Resolutions from the Senate just
read. This tribute of repect due to a distinguished
citizen of the State, we all desire to pay. Richard
Dobbs Spaight was the last Governor of the State
elected under the provision of the old Constitution,
His father and grandfather occupied, and adorned
the Executive chair. During the Revolution his fami"
ly were distinguished for their active patriotism ; and
from that time to the present , they have participated
in the public councils. I shall not attempt, sir, to
eulogize him, whose memory we live to honor. I
leave the performance of that duty to one, who was
his fellow-laborer in the public service.
- Governor Spaight was a native of the County I
ha ve in part the honor to represent. Among my con
stituents he spent a long life, respected for bis hon
esty, and consistency. They delighted to honor
him while living, and will remember his virtues now
that he is dead.
Mr. Saunders, of Wake, said : I rise, Mr. Speak
er, for the purpose of seconding the motion made
by my friend, from Craven, to concur in Jthe Resolu
tions of the Senate, and in doing so, I beg the indul
gence of the Honse, while I exp.ess my own feelings
Fn regard to the individual, whose death has just
been announced. Richard Dobbs Spaight com
menced his political life as a member of this House,
as a Representative from the town of Newbern, in the
year 1819. I then made nis acquaintance, anu re-
- . . . . . . i r i : l. :
mained his personal ana pouucai irienu uurmg ma
continuance in the public service. n was auer
this transferred to tbe other branch of the Legislature,
and in 1823 was elected a member or the Mouse oi
Representatives of the United States. After this, ne
' . ... .I T 1 . I" f tka
was elected oy ine legislature,
State. In these high and important trusts, it was
my fortune to have known him, and to. have known
Gov. Snaiirht was not a brilliant man, but
nfannnd indo-ment. and of Dractical Efood sense.
was a Republican in principle, and belonged to that
class of politicians, who were foradhering most strict-
ly to the letter ot the jonsuiuuon. nw lamci uau
been a member of the Convention from North Caro
lina, by which the Constitution was framed ; and I
doubt if any man has been more faithful and honest
in its support than the son whose death we are now
called on to lament.
Gov. Spaight was ardently attached to Ins native
State, and no one could have been more anxious
to discharge his public duties, in away to pro
mote the public good, and to advance the public in
terests. He has lived the life of a faith ful public ser
vant, and leaves behind the name of an honest man.
I regret, Mr. Speaker, from the suddenness oi me
intelligence that I have not been able to say some-
thing more worthy ot the occasion , less i couiu nm
have .said in respect to the memory of one whom
I valued, and claimed as a personal friend.
Un motion, the House aojournea antu io-munow
morning 10 o'clock. . . . ,
Thev have a curious law in Massachusetts, in re
gard to the election of Governor and U. S. Senator.
In case of no candidate for Governor receiving a ma
jority of the popular vote, the House of Representa
tives will select from among me jour nignest canai
dates voted for by the people, two men, one of whom
will be selected by the Senate, to which body their
names are sent from the House. The four candidates
voted for by the people were Boutwell, (Democrat)
Briggs, (W higs) Phillips, (Abolitionist) and Cogs
well of Bedford, who was tbe " Women's candidate"
and received some thirty votes. - T
The Boston Times says, that. Cogswell i just as
eligible a candidate as either of the other persons
named, though it admits that his chances of an elec
tion are slightly inferior to those of the Democratic
and Whig candidates. He "valiantly hoisted the
petticoat some time since, and as. that is a banner un
der which men of all parties' are ever ready to form
coalitions, we should . not be displeased to see him
elected if we can't get Mr. Boutwell'
As the House will be anti-Whig, the Boston
Times thinks that the candidates' sent to the Senate
will be either Bootwell and Briggs, or Boutwell and
Phillips. i ." ; -. m
A similar rule exists in regard to the election of U.
S. Senator. He baa to be chosen first by one House
and then confirmed by the other. It is probable that
under the circumstances, no one can be elected. If
Caleb Cushing cannot be chosen, we should be
pleased . to see no electionfor the South cannot but
lose by the success of- Winthrop or any other man
spoken of for the place. -Rich. Eng.
SEMI WEEKLY -STANDARD.
Tb paaautntini aa4 the TJnian of the Statr
They most he'Pres(nrea. "' 'i' v "
SATUItOAY. NOVEITIUJGR 23. IS50.
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STANDARD FOR THE SESSION.
The Standard will be furnished daring the session
of the Legislature on the fcillowftig terras per copy :
Semi-Weekly, ;-, : v r 75 cents. -
Weekly, j ?2 : u. . 4 50
Members of the Legislature, who may subscribe
for copies, can have them packed up and sent off from
the office with our regular Mails. ' f
DEATH OF GOV. SPAIGHT.
- We record, with profound regret, tha death of the
Hon. Richard Dobbs Spaight, of Craven County
in this State. He expired at his residence, at Cler
mont, near Newbern, on 'Sunday morning last, at' 8
o'clock, in the 54th year of bis age. u
Gov. Spaight had frequently represented his native
County, Craven, in both branches of tbe Legislature;
and be had served, with much credit to himself and
his constituents, in the Congress of the United
States. He was the last Governor of this State un
der the old Constitution.
After his retirement from public life, at the expira
tion of bis term as Governor in 1836, he turned bis
attention to tbe pursuits of Agriculture, mingling
with them a love for Literature, and cultivating a still
more extensive acquaintance with the history of the
past. He possessed a remarkably tenacious m einnry,
so that what he read became a portion of his own mind ;
and added to this were powers of discrimination and
habits of judgment seldom surpassed. Quiet and
nnostenlatiou8, his accomplishments as a scholar and
his sterling qualities as a private citizen, were known
to but few ; but among those who shared his confi
dence and friendship, he was held deservedly in the
highest respect and esteem. In his public capacity
while serving his constituents, whether in the Legis
lature, in Congress, or in the Gubernatorial Chair
he was uniformly actuated and guided by a stern
sense of right; and on no occasion did he disappoint
the just expectations of those who had confided trusts
or power to his hands. Gov. Spaight was a Repub
lican of the old school, and was true, always and
from the first, to the great principles on which our
free institutions have been founded. He had the full
est confidence in the people and in popular forms ;
and he was willing, therefore, on all occasions, to
defer to their decisions and their judgment. But he
had no respect for the demagogue, or his arts. What
he thought on public matters, he fearlessly said ; and
what he determined on as right in principle, he did,
without .regard to temporary excitement or to conse
quences generally. He thus showed himself an en
lightened and sagacious friend of tbe people, and a
faithful advocate of their real interests.
Gov. Spaight's father was one of North Carolina's
most honored and popular Governors ; and tbe man
tle of the father fell upon the son. We need not say
how well it has been worn, for the character of the
son, as well as that of the father, is now a portion
of tbe State's history.
In his private relations Gov. Spaight was hospita
ble and generous, and devoted to his friends.
The death of such a man creates not only a feeling
of profound regret in the circle in which he moved, but
it is a loss to the State generally. May the sod lest
lightly on his mortal remains, and his memory be as
green hereafter as it is now precious to his sorrowing
Our Telegraphic despatch,, in relation to the ad
journment of this body, and its action, published in
our last, appears not to have been well-founded, if
we are to credit the following to the Southern Press
from Gov. McDonald :
Nashville, Nov. 18, 1850. '
" Tbe Convention adjourned to-day, after adopting
a preamble the same as offered by Governor Clay,
of Alabama, and resolutions framed from those of
Mississippi. They affirm the right of secession,
denounce the acts of Congress as unjust, and recom
mend the general congress of the southern States to
maintain the rights of the South,' and if possible to
preserve the Union. No time for reassembling de
signated. - challes j. Mcdonald."
The Washington Union of Wednesday last says
it has " no doubt that this is the true denouement of
the proceedings of the Convention. It comes from
Gov. McDonald, the President of the Convention,
and a gentleman of tbe strictest integrity, and one
of the highest character in Georgia."
The first report, our readers will remember, was to.
the effect that the wbole Slavery question was to go
back to Congress, and confidence was expressed that
that body would restore and secure Southern rights.
The returns for Governor in the whole State are
given in the Boston papers. They sum upas follows,
compared with the vote of last year :
This year. Last year.
Briggs, Whig, 55,351 53,718
Boutwell, Democrat, 36,245 30,730
Phillips, Abolitionist, 27,811 24,364
Only three members of Congress elected Messrs.
Appleton and Fowler, Whigs, and Horace Mann,
Abolitionist. In seven districts there is no choice.
In the State Senate there are twenty-two Coalition
members and ten Whigs. Eight districts have failed
to make a choice. In the House of Representaves :
Wbigs 170, Democrats. 71, Coalition 55, Free-soil
56 ; and no choice 66.
Firs ! Our citizens were aroused from their slum
bers on Thursday morning last, about three o'clock,
by the cry of fire. Mr. Walker's Bakery, 'some fifty
yards west of Fayetteville Street, had taken fire ;
and notwithstanding the exertions of the citizens, it
was entirely consumed. The adjoining buildings
were saved with some difficulty. It was extremely
fortunate that it was raining at the time; otherwise,
a number of buildings in the vicinity must have been
consumed. If such a fire had occurred during the
dry weather, a week or so since, it might have swept
a large portion of the square, and, perhaps, buildings
beyond the square. . , -
Illinois Congressional Election. The report
that Mr. Richardson (Dem.),was defeated in the fifth
district of Illinois was , erroneous. t Richard , Yates,
from the sevenift district, now represented by Mr.
Harris, will be the only representative of the Whigs
of Illinois in the next Congress. The members elect
are as follows : William H. Bissell, Wijlis Allen,
Orlando B. Ficklin, Richard S. Malony, William A.
Richardson, Thomas Campbell, and, Richard Yates.
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We commence, to-day the publication of Gov.
Manly'e Message and shall Conclude it on Wednes
day next. The entire document will be in our
Wednesday's Weeklyvr; " T r
, We have oo space at present for comment ; bat jwe
may take it ap and consider some of its more prom
inent points hereafter. ' 5 .... .
THE CRY OF " PROSCRIPTION."
. The Register appears fo be deeply concerned in re
lation to the course adopted by the'Democrats in'or
gaoizing the . two Houses. !, That paper is "almost
melancholy over the failure of Messrs. Steele and
Rayner to retain Mr. Dodo as Assistant Clerk of
the Commons,' by coupling his name with that of
wi ousoee ; anu u inreatens the jjemocrais wun ine
indignation of the people generally. - The Democrats
are always willing to meet the responsibility of their
own acta. Tby are careful first to 'do right as in
this case, and then they fear nothing. . : . ; . . ,
This effort to retain Mr; Dodge, by Resolution. and
under a pretense of Whig magnanimity " at the
last session, was promptly met and as handsomely
foiled; and the effort was made . and defeated in just
such away as to leave the Whig leaders no advantage
from it whatever, as a party manoeuvre. But hear
wliat the Register "says of Monday's proceedings; ';
" We must say, what we truly believe, that the
Droceeflin f vesterdav'a LAinslative action, follow
ed up, as they doubtless will be, by other instances of
reckless proscription, will raise such a storm of vir
tuous indignation throughout the State, that those
who have lashed the elements into fury will be glad
enough-to escape its pitiless peltings. With no high
opinion, certainly, of the principles that influence the
Loco Foco party, we must confess that we did not
think that they would so entirely forget what was
due to the State at large, as to eject from office, vig
ilant, competent, and faithful Officers, for n other
reason, under the canopy of Heaven, than because on
all points they cannot think alike ! - -
When men, dressed in a little brief authority, pros
titute their powers to purposes of injustice and cruel
ty, opposition is a positive duty, - We call on the
Press of the State, then, to speak out fearlessly."
So much for the Register of 1850; now let us see
what it said on this very subject in 1846. On the
Jirsl day of the session of 1846-'47, the Whigs elect
ed Col. Joyner Speaker ot the Senate Mr. Stanly
Speaker of the House Messrs. Miller and Husted
Clerks of the Senate Messrs. Manly and Dodge
Clerks of the Commons ; and all the Doorkeepers
were Whigs, with the exception of Mr: McGowan,
who was elected by the vote of Mr, Francis, and the
vote, by mistake, of the Senator from Granville. On
Tuesday, the second day of the session, after all this
work had been done, the Register approved and en
dorsed it as follows. We quote from that paper of
November 17, 1848 :
"The Whigs of both branches of our Legislature,
have thus shown, that they know the wishes of their
constituents, and are determined to carry them out.
Indeed, they would be recreant to every principle of
honor and good taith, it, with such a majority as they
have in North Carolina, they did not secure a Whig
organization of the Legislature throughout ; and when
we 6a y this, we include all the Officers and appoint
ments within the gift of the Legislature. It is only
by preserving the unity of the party, that we can
hope to sustain ourselves as a party. And, surely,
when the great States of New York and Pennsylva
nia, have asked to be admitted into our ranks, old
North Carolina, the foremost of the original panel,
will show no signs of backing out. We hope that
every man, who professes to be a Whig, will show
himself, every inch a Whig, and disregarding all per
sonal considerations and private impulses, go for his
party on every party question. In this way, and this
way only, can we hope to succeed."
What can the Register say now Is it not appa
rent that the Democrats" with such a majority as
they have in North Carolina" would have been
44 recreant to every principle of honor and good faith"
if they had not secured a " Democratic 4 organi
zation through oat' 1
The difference between the Whigs then and the
Democrats now, as to an 44 organization througlutut"
is about as follows: The Whigs gave us a Door
keeper by mistake, and then made a merit of it ; we
gave them a Doorkeeper, as an act of courtesy and
common fairness, and elected him by our own votes.
They blundered into justice in this respect, and then
exulted over it; we did what was right deliberately
and of our own accord. That is the difference.
If the Register has any regard whatever for consis
tency 'or honesty, it ought to be silent hereafter on
the subject of "proscription. " The above extract
stares it in the face, and will not 44 out" at its bid
ding." It 19 there. The Whig leaders have not only
44 proscribeJ " their opponents for opinion's sake, but
they have done so in open violation of the most solemn
V ledges to the contrary. This has been their course
in this State for fifteen years. They have uniformly
44 prostituted their powers " to party purposes ; and
so far as the distribution of offices is concerned, they
have known no passport to place or distinction but
fidelity to Whigism. Is not this so ? Will any man,
who has any regard for bis veracity, question or
We now tell the Register, once for all, that its la
mentations and its threats will be of no avail. Tbe
Democrats came into power with the distinct under
standing that Whig incumbents were to go out. The
people have willed this result, and they look to see
it accomplished. They demand it. Such a sonrse
is due to the Governor elect, 'as well as to the inte
rests and welfare of the State ; and it is in strict ac
cordance with the well known policy of the Repub
lican party on this subject. It will be adopted. The
Government of the State has passed from the Feder
al to the Republican party; and it is but just and
proper that tbe latter should have agents of its own
choosing to carry out its principles. . '
Col. Benton has recently made a long Speech in St.
Louis, defining his position, as the New . York Ex
press says, 44 upon himself mainly, upon the Compro
mise generally, and upon the Union extensively."
There is said to be nothing new in the Speech. It
is but a repetition of Benton and bis peculiar whims
and notions. The New York Post (Freesoil) is of
course delighted with it, and wants to make a Presi
dent out of Col. Benton.
The people of Connecticut have recently voted
upon two proposed amendments to the Constitution
of that State the first providing for the election of
Probate Judges by the people, and the second provid
ing for the election of Justices of the Peace by the peo
ple. On the first question there were 11,974 yeas,
and 1,859 nays; on the second 11,872 yeas, and
1,205 nays. " " .' . ..
The Editor of the Paris Siecle has been convicted
for a libel on President ' Bonaparte, and condemned
to three months imprisonment and a fine of 3,000
francs, for saying that the vegetables from the gardens
of St. Cloud were supplied to the use of the Elysee,
without being paid for! The subject is decidedly green.
We learn' that Judge Douglas, of Illinois, is at
present on a visit to Rockingham in this State, to
ioin his family. ' Hu bold and patriotic efforts to
Chicago, recently, in fayor of a just execution of the
fugitive-slave law, deserve the warmest commenda
The Hon. A. W. Venab.le, of Granville, and the
Hon. Calvin Graves, of Caswell, are at present on
a visit to this City.." ''i'" ,.. r if ;
Washington Hunt, the Whig candidate for Govev-
nor Oi few x orK, is saia to oe cerunruy eiectea. oy
247 majority. . .
A new daily paper, "The Constitution," is to be
started at Washington City shortly by Robert Farn-
ham ti Oo. . i" JL
Correspondence of the STortn Carolina Stanford:.
. , Boston, Nov. lStfiJlsso; "
v MaEotToarTbe reception meeting; of Georps
Thompson at Fanueil Hall, bythe psendo-philan-thropists,
has Just come off; and though it'prnved to
be a most disgraceful an disorderly affair, yet its
termination is thought to be exceedingly happy, for its
whole design was completely frustrated.
The crowd which had J collected at the Hall by
twenty minutes to seven was immense the galleries
being filled by persons of every color of both sexes,
and the lower floor by a solid mass of men. A short
while after this there was great a stir among the "San
ders,'? or those on the lower floor, and then cheering,
clapping and . hissing followed. This was the en,
trance of the 44 Lions ;" and after I bey had taken
seats upon the stage, - Edmund Quincy called the
meeting to order. As soon as this was dons Wm.
L. Garrison was introduced to the audience, who
read a short biographical sketch of the illustrious char
acter who was presently to address them.. He, of
' course, spoke in glowing terms of his ( Thompson')
high position, of his benevolent exertions in behalf
ot the negro s freedom, ofj his sympathy for the
down trodden and oppressed of humanity, of his glo
rious career in Europe and the praiseworthy tilings
he had there accomplished, of bis chrittian-like mis
sion in coming to this country,' of his clandestine es
cape from Boston in 1835, 44 bat," said he, that is
one of the blackest stains upon the history ot our en
lightened city and, we are determined to-night to
wipe it off; for the Boston of 1850 is not the Bos
ton of 1835,; nor t Massachusetts now, what she then
was." About this time continued cries of 44 louler,"
44 louder " by those who did not wish to hear, and
other kinds of disturbance, prevented the writer from
bearing anything else. . , ;
Wendell Phillips next arose, amidst shouts, groans
and hisses that were really frightful. He commenc
ed, 44 three cheers to Clay," 44 three cheers to Web
Bter," the same to 44 Winthrop," to 44 Briggs " and to
the 44 Union " all met with a hearty response. The
crowd below, now swayed to and fro like a troubled
sea, and several times its centre moved towards the
platform with a force that seemed irresistible and
which threatened to destroy everything in its course;
but a very heavy police stayed their progress each
time. Phillips kept his position begging them to let
him speak ; but shouts and yells which might startle
the dead, and cheers for different men increased, so that
he had finally to retire after an unsuccessful effort of
fifteen' or twenty minutes. Thompson then mounted
the rostrum and met with tremendous cheering, but
this had no sooner died away, than when groans like
thunder and shouts Which seemed to shake the very
building, followed. Cheers were again given for
the men that have been mentioned, and also 44 cheers
to Jenny Lind," to the 44 Constitution" and to "our
selves." Edmund Quincy then came forward and
said if they did not. keep quiet the Marshall would
have them ousted, but his worJs met with three "full
rounds " of gtoans and then three more followed for
old England. A large party in the centre then whis
tled "Yankee Doodle" and "Hail Columbia," while
others amused themselves by knocking off each oth
er's hats, and forming small rings for negro dances ;
which of couso could be kept up only lor a minute
or two. The gentleman finding there was 44 no use
of knocking," had to 44 give it up." (J banning,
Theodore Parker and others came forward, but they
met with the same treatment. Elizur Wright next
appeared shaking a document (Thompson's speech)
in his hand, which he said if it could not be heard,
should be published. Then there were cries for Fred
Douglas, who appeared ; 44 three cheers for Douglas"
'and immediately after, 44 three cheers for the Devil."
But he met with the same fate as did his illustrious
predecessors. About this time a shrill though loud
voice was heard from one side of the gallery, when
cheers followed tor Abby rolsoin, three more for wo
man's rights, .and the same for the 44 Hen Conven
tion. Abby compared them to so many wild beasts,
and said 44 it was a shame that there in Fanueil Hall,
in Boston, in this land of liberty, a woman's voice
. could not be heard because of the shouts of a mob,"
and finished by asking them if they , would hear
Mr. lbompon; but "No, came from the centre in
tones of thunder. Soon after this, amid deafening
shouts and startling yells, the room was darkened ;
and when it was again lighted it was discovered that
the President and speakers had left them in "all
their glory." And thus ended the welcome of the
Abolitionists to John Bull. Most enthusiastic, was it
not. ; - -. Your's &c.
New York Election. The official returns of the
vote for Governor have been received from all the
counties in the State. The. vote for the other State
officers is complete, with the exception of that from
St. Lawrence county, from which we have only the
Teturn of the majority for Governor. Estimating it
at i.auo tor tsenton and Angel, and 1,421 for (Jhurch
and Mather, the majorities in the several counties are
as follows 5 " .
Governor Hunt, 16,814 Seymour, .16,567
Lieut. Gov., Cornell," 17,707 "Churchi 24,932
Canal Com., Blakely, 15,352 Mather, ' 16,330
Clerk Appeals, Smith; 17.891 Benton, 24,370
Prison Inspec, Baker, 15,211 Angel, 24,822
Hunt's majority, 247; Church's, 7,225; Mather's
978; Benton's, 6,478; Angel's, 9,581.
This is the closest election for Governor, the num
ber of votes cast being considered, that has taken
place in the State of New York since the adoption
of the Federal Constitution. In one instance, howev
er, a Governor has been chosen by a smaller majori
ty. In 1792 George Clinton was elected to that of
fice by 108 majority over John Jay.-' The whole vote
of the State was then only 16.772V 'This year it
will he about 235,000 . Y, Com. Adv.
' New York, November 19.
The Hon. Daniel Webster, being on his return to
the 8 eat of Government,' had ' a grand reception in
New York to-day; In -answering - the speech of
welcome, delivered by Hiram Ketchum, Mr. Web
ster said that he approved the sentiments of the
Union meeting lately held at Castle Garden, and de-
i i I - i r i i . . .. I
ciureu nunseii always reaay to carry mem out. ri
spoke of the proposes for which the Union was cre
ated. The main one was to protect trade and com
merce. W:en these were endangered he believed it
time to rally for its protection. The Union could not
be in danger when the spirit of the People was awak
ened for its defence. Conventions North and South
could do no harm. The objects for which Govern
ment was formed were of greater importance now
than ever before, and the people will not aban
don them. We shall continue to live together in union
as long as we cherish interests that make us one
people. Mr. Webster was su ilimely eloquent, and
was loudly cheered. . ,
Worcester, Mass. Nov. 18.
Thompson, the English Abolitionist. . It was
announced that Thompson, the English Abolitionist,
would lecture here on Saturday next, but since his
cool treatment at Boston, he has abandoned his pur
pose of holding forth, for the present at least, and per
haps for the future in this country.
i i Cincinnati, Nov. 15. 1
Indiana Convetction. Test vctes by the Indiana
Constitutional Convention, indicate the insertion of
a claose prohibiting the emigration of negroes, or
purchasing property in the State, by a large majority.
... '. ., . BI AH 11X3333. ,.
' In Wake Forest, at the residence of. Win. B. Dunn,
Esq., on the evening of Thursday the I-tth inst., by ProC
Wm. T. Brooks, Mr. Ransom 8. Harris lo Miss Amanda
E. Dunn, all of Wake.
On the 30th ult. by Rev. Mr. Allen, Mr. Nathaniel H.
Macon, to Miss Lucie Ann. Thomas, all of Franklin
County.' " '-'- r.-i.. i .'' -- r
In Robeson County, en the 7th instant, by Joseph
Kinlaw Esq., Mr. Samuel Taylor and Miss Easter
8mith. t .'.iirni ,5;trs?t... t'. c
- In Columbus County, n tbe 23rd It, by John Gore
JSq, Mr. Alex. Csrmichaelof Marion District, 8.C to
M'ia Mahalah H Gore, daughter f Col. John Gore, of
Columbus ,,4 -h
far ,t ."!':
, At his residence, in Hertford County, , on the 1 1th ot
Nov. 1850, John Vann, Esq.; aged 84.' ,,
In the death of this worthy citizen, society has lost a
useful member. In all the relations of Ufa be was dis
tinguished for bis integrity and .decision of .character. Aa
a husband. he .was kind and affectionate, as a citizen pat-
riotic, an J as a Christian bumble and sincere. , He .was
"hbrhl respected bv his"-fellow citizens'' and honored tv
i their confidence. , Jie. was at various' times a tnemberof
'the Senate ana tne .uouse ot Uommoni, and was always
; firm and de voted in his attachments to the Slate., 'V
i Telcgraphtitl for the Standard.
ii.ii-iia m 1 t , ; t : v . i ix r i tjt
, irif ; sNw Yobh, November 22d, 1850.
The Crescent Ckyr arrived here yesterday from
San Francisco. She brings $3,500,000 in gold dust.
Floor, provisfoesV and tobacco Were" advancing in
pries, 8nj business was brisk. ' - W h 'r?;
' The admission of California as a State has caused
great rejoicing ; The Cholera was at the mines i anJ
there was terrible distress, sickness im) .i,ntin.
amonjj tW overland emigrants'. ' :- ' 'i 1 - K-'t n.
the united States ship Yerktown nas been lost la
the. Mediterranean, , . tv ; :"'ml '
a New. York .Markets awaiting the 'arrival" the
Niagara, now boarly expected. ;, .
'.;' PROSPECTUS OF (
THE MOUNTAIN BANNER. .
fp HE Subscriber having become sole Editor nd Pro
J-' pnetor of the Mountain Banner, will continue its
Pu1'c,'o in the village of Rnlheifordton, N. C. -
1 he Editor is a Democrat, but owes no allegiance te
any party further than its measures are calculated to
promote the gool of the country : and troth, justice, and
fairdealing will bethe threeeardina) principles by which
he will be guided in his editorial course. The honest
masses of the people, no matter how they may differ
with him in opinion, will ever command bis respect ;
a.icf reason and argument tha II be the only weapons with
which they are assailed by him. AAbosive tirades and
opprobrious epithets are as loreign ;io his disposition as
Ihey are uselera and unbecoming ;nd nolbing of the
kind will be indulged in towards political opponents ;
and while be sseslously Bdvocates ibe principles which
he thinks conducive lo Ihe wellare ol the country, he
will do so with due respect to those who difier with him
in opinion, making it his constant .endeavor to maintain
a high and respectful tone.
ree Sunrage, and other salutary reforms will be Urg
ed with all the ability of tbe Editor: and all iudiciotii
schemes of Internal Improvements will find in him a
zealous advocate. s "
On tha Slaver? Question, the Banner will be troe to
tbe Sooth, contending fur equal rights and a strict cos-strur-tion
of the Constitution.
But ibe Banker will not be wholly devoted to poli
tics. Agriculture, News, scientific Pisroveries and
Improvements, useful Receipts, and whatever will con
duce to the amusement and instruction ol the public,
wm receive due attention, rales,' Poems, Essays,
Sketches, fcc. will make ap a choice variety in which
eveiy one may find something to please and instruct.
Care will also be taken fo collect The incidents that
may transpire throughout the country. This isa featute
too much neelected bv the country Press in eeneral.
and one that cannot fail to prove highly interesting.'
i ne bubscuber takes this opportunity to inform the
public that bis paper is permanently established, that he
is dependent upon bis own exertions and a generous pub
lic iorasupport,and will taith fully and ditligentlyendea- .
vor to deserve public favor ; and as soon as his means
will allow, he will enlarge and otherwise improve his
paper. ... r
I is a lamentable 'act that the North Carolina Prers
is suffered lo languish, while our people pay thousands
of dollars lor Northern papers, edited by men who
abuse oar institutions and are constantly endeavoring io
destroy the tenure by which we hold our property !
This ought to be remedied ; and with a little reflection,
doubtless will be. . . - v i
The Editor appeals to his friends, and to thosa inter
ested in the success of his paper, to aid in increasing his
subscription list, pledging himself that all such favors
wilt be met by increased exertions on his part 10 tnelit
$2,00 per annum, in advance, or if paid within three
months ; $2.60 if paid within six months ; and $3,00 it
not paid within Six mouths. To Clubs, Seven copies
will be sent for $12 ;Ten copies for $17 ; and Fifteen
copies lor $25. The money for clubs must always bs
paid in advance. These terms will not be departed
from. Address 'FRANK. I. WILSON, -i
Kutherfordton, N. V. Nov. 1st. 842
FASHIONABLK JKWELRY STORE,
Palmer & Rafflsay i
HAVE Just received the most splendid stock of
Kicli and Handsome Goods
in their line ever offered for sale in the city of Raleigh,
the elegance of the articles being only surpassed by their
usefulness and convenience. Tbe patterns are entirely
new, and the beauty of the various designs by which
they are embellished are quite unique and fanciful, resell
ing the cry highest perfection of art and "skilL We de
sire an inspection, .which is the only proof necessary to
convince all persons of correct taste that such splendid
Goods, at'such very reasonable prices, were never offered
before in North Carolina. Our Fashionable Store, there
fore, stands A. No, 1, among the attractions of the City
of Raleigh during the present Winter.
Splendid Gold and Sliver Watches, '
Cold, vest, . fob and ' guard - Chains,
. Ladic's watch chains, new style,
Seals, keys, chains, earrings, breastpins, rings, ' ,
Diamond breast pins and Rings, ,
Gold lockets, braclcts, ketches, and necklaces, '
GoIJ and silver Pencils and pens, '
Gold silver, and steel spectacles, --
Gatil and silver buttons and studs,
Gold and silver thimbles, and silver combs, V
Gold and silver buckles and slides,. ;',' H
Coral, assorted, silver and shell evil cases, -. - - - f
Clocks, warranted good time pieces,
Silver table, desert, and teaspoons. I ; a
Ladles, sugar tongs, cream, and salt spoons; ' -8ilver
6c plated hotter knives, silver forks and cap
Steel keys and chains and music boxes, ' ",;
Steel worked bags, tassells, rings and beads,
A large collection of fine Cutlery, '.
Perfumery for the toilet, and fancy Boxes, ' .
Full sets fine Waiters, . . ,
Rich plated Castors, candlesticks, baskets, . ,
. waiters and fruit stands, new styles,
Brittania ware and flower vaccs, . . .
Pocket books and silk purses,
Hair, tooth and shaving brushes, r
Pistols, table cutlery and guitar strings, .
Fancy Goods, . , , ' , ,- '
, Their personal attention will be devoted to repairing
all. kinds of Watches, C locks nd Jewelry. ;.
Old (told and silver taken in exchange. -November
BOOT and SHOE -
v v A IT Tf 3? AC 1? 33LTT ' '
OL- BURCH would inform his old customers as
well as others,, thai he has now in his employ
, Jla food Workmen tut there is in the Union,
and feels confident that he can make any article io bis
tine aa well if not a little better than can be got elsewhere-
be has neither spared pains nor expense intpro--curing
tbe service of workmen for the above purpose.
His Materials are tbe best known to tbe Trade.
The Latest Fashions always at hand- ' . 1
... Call -two doors below the Pest Office.,.
Raleigh, Oct. 2, I860. , ,:835 J
STOLEN on the 13th November, a gold lever watch,
with a gold guard chain attached. -.- My name, is writ
ten in full within the watch, and the initials J. A- W.
are cut on the back. .'." .4 '..
- Whoever lirimrs this watch to me. or witl riv me anv
" o . -
information concerning it, shall be amply rewarded.
a wn . ssf -v n v n r-A V
Chspel Hill, November 14th, 1850. 7 3t
Pabllc meeting In Granville.
rpHE Citizens of Granville County, without cjstinc
I tion of party, are requested to meet at the Court
Heose, in Oxford, f Tuesday of December Court, where
they may expect to neat addresses from several distin
guished sons of .Carolina, on tbe caesnVxw of the 4sy. .7
f i MANY CITIZENS.
7ot0,;l850.--- '." ', ..." . .
Register," Times, and Star please copy.
,:z .I w. Committed to Jail.
"AS committed to the Jail of Wake Cooaty,: en
-fy the 20th instant, a negro girl named Mima, fibe
aays aha belongs to William Smhh, bf Johnston County.
The owner is hereby notified to
erty, pay charges, end take her away ; otherwise sbseviU
be dealt with a theiaw directs.
Raleigh. Nov. ai,.lS50;- ?t3 -: f -7-fc
Job: Printing '
Neatly Tixecutei at the Standard Print. Offiti.