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juds Doag'ai took occasion, in the Senate on the
23d instant, to make some explanations in relation to
bis coarse on the " compromise" and especially the
fajitve-slave law. We ' quote as follows from the
Washington Republics : -
" Mr. Douglas explained the reasons of his absence
from the Senate on the occasion of the vote upon the
passage of the Fugitive-slave law. He had a pe
cuniary obligation of about $4,000 for some PWT
purchased by him, to meet in New York. ",d
not well leave the Senate, and had P3'11 Pn
Maury, the president of the Bank of the Metroplta,
ta ffi d!;.Pd made arrangements , w.th h.m U, have
the matter temporarily settled. He thought it was
so; and on the very'day the obligation fell due he
received a note from Mr. Maury statin? that, owing
to the absence of several of the board of directors,
he could not make the arrangements. He mentioned
to several Senators the matter, and they expected and
said the debate would last several days longer. He
left that night for New York, and reached there next
morning. During the three days' grace allowed him
he arranged the business. While dining that day at
the Astor House he was shown a statement in the
paper that the fugitive-slave law had beeu ordered to
a third reading. He expressed his desire to vote for
the bill, and, bidding his friends farewell, left by the
afternoon train for -Washington, in the hope of reach
in"' here in time to vote on the final passage of the
bill. The bill, however, had been voted on finally
the day preceding. He mentioned the circumstances
at the time to his colleague.
Mr. Douglas explained his whole course on this
bill. He would hare voted for it, and had so ex
pressed himself repeatedly. He explained his course
in defence of that law in Chicago, &c. After having
reviewed his course on the several Compromise acts,
he said he regretted the introduction of this resolu
tion. He thought the friends of the Compromise
eught to have left it for the abolitionists to have
moved in the matter. Let them redeem their pledge
to introduce a measure for the repeal of the Fugitive
slave law, and fee would move to lay it on the table;
and he was sure the motion would be carried by four
to one of the northern Senators."
The Washington Republic of the 2Uh, thus noti
ces these remarks of Judge Douglas :
"The floor was next taken by Mr. Douglas, who,
in reply to an observation of Gen. Houston, felt called
upon to define his position. The General had stated
in his speech of the day previous that he was the only
Senator who had voted for all the measures of the
Compromise. Mr. Douglas considered this remark
as calculated to convey an erroneous impression in
regard to his own position. He had voted for all the
measures of adjustment excepting the fugitive-slave
law, and he proceeded to state at some length the
circumstances whichjhad prevented him from giving
bis vote in favor of that law. The honorable Sena
tor suggested that he had been charged with dodging
this vote by his political opponents, and that a journal
in this city friendly to the Administration had given
color to this allegation. We infer that the journal
alluded to was the Republic, and we desire to take
this occasion to do entire justice to the honorable
Senator lrom Illinois. The fact of the Senator's
omiss'on to vote on this occasion might well enough
be reserved for a topic of comment and censure at
some future time ; but we have no disposition to take
an unfair advantage of an opponent, and are incapable
of pressing any argument against our own convicfion.
It is true that we have mentioned, in one or two in
stances, that Mr. Douglas did not vote on the final
passage of the Fugitive-slave bill, and have left the
public to draw their own inference from the fact.
Unexplained, it wore the appearance of a dodge; and
it was Tor the friends of Mr. Douglas, or for Mr.
Douglas himself, to explain this unfortunate appear
ance. We think that Mr. Douglas succeeded, yes
terday, in making a perfectly satisfactory explanation.
In view of his antecedents in this regard, and of his
speech at Chicago soon after the passage of the act,
we think that he has demonstrated tht he had no de
sire to coneeal his sentiments on the subject, but has
always pursued an open and manly policy. If we
have sometimes conveyed by the naked statement of
the fact a different impression, in the absence of any
authoritative explanation, we have done the honora
ble Senator no intentional injustice, because we think
it was his duty to remove the unfavorable impression
by a positive and distinct statement of the circum
stances. Now that the statement is made, and made
satisfactorily, we cannot be so unjust to the honora
ble Senator or to ourself as to withhold the admis
sion that we believe Senator Douglas was in favor of
the bill, was anxious to record his vote for it, and
was prevented from doing so by circumstances beyond
The foregoing extracts from the Republic the
political and personal organ of the President are of
an important nature. They'raay be of use on some
occasion or other, and we therefore advise our friends
to lay them aside for future reference.
We shall publish the remarks of Judge Douglas at
length, a soon as they come to hand.
FIRE IN WASHINGTON.
The Library of Congress was discovered to be on
fire on Wednesday morning last, and the greater por
tion of it was consumed. We copy the following
account of this unfortunate occurrence from the Wash
ington Telegraph :
' Destruction or the Library or Congress. It
is with feelings of profound regret we record this
At six o'clock this morning' the doors of the Capi
tol were opened by Mr. John W. Jones, captain of
the Capitol police, at which time he believes there
was nothing on fire throughout the building. At a
quarter before eight o'clock, however, on approaching
the door of the Library, he was convinced from the
smell of smoke that something was wrong, and he
accordingly forced his way in by breaking a panel of
in e door, the tables, books, shelves, ace, in the
northeast end of the room were all on fire ; but he
believes they could have been extinguished at that
moment by the use of half a dozen buckets of water.
But the opening of the door gave vent to the flames,
and they soon ascended to the roof, and spread rapid
ly throughout the entire room.
The few persons in the building were with diffi
culty called to render assistance, and when they ar
rived it was impossible to save the main room or its
contents. The contents of the smaller library room,
comprising a great variety of antique works, &c,
were saved in a somewhat damaged condition.
A messenger (Mr. Baldwin) was immediately de
spatched for the city fire companies, who had but just
returned from the fire at the r ranklin Hotel ; but, ow
ing to the improbability of his report, it was not till
after considerable delay that he could procure any aid
from them. The engines were finally obtained, and
carried by the firemen into the rotunda, and upon the
eastern portico, from which positions they propelled
water to the roof over ths Library, and thus extin
guished the flames.
The Libraiy occupied that portion of the building
immediately within the Western portico, and was so
isolated from the rest of the building as to involve but
little injury to other portions. The adjacent committee-rooms,
with their papers, are, however, somewhat
What extent of loss has been sustained we are at
this moment nnable to conjecture ; but fifty or sixty
thousand is probably the number of volumes, and
many of them were of rare worth; while the value of
W prKS or art the collections of ancient coins, me
dajs, and other curiosities, &c., cannot be approached
in any estimate.
The marble busts of Jefferson, Lafayette, Taylor,
&. ; the portraits of Washington and J. Q. Adams;
a number of old paintings ; the files of the National
Intelligencer, &c. -all are gone.
Later. We have heard discriminating persons
estimate the value of the books that can be replaced
at $250,000, and the damage to the edifice at about
Since the removal of the rubbish from the Library,
satisfactory evidence appears, it has been said, that
the fire was caused by a defective flue connecting
with one of the committee-rooms. A timber entering
the wall from the Library, exactly where the fire was
first discovered, was found also to enter the flue, and
was thoroughly charred ; and there are indications
that the chimney connecting with the same flue . bad
also been on fire. -
Jenny Lind is to leave-New
about the middle of January.
York for Sweden
THE SAMPSON TRAGEDY.
The examination of Beebe and others, charged with
the murder of Milton Mathis, terminated on Saturday
afternoon last, with the committal of Eugene Beebe
to the jail of this county, then to remain without bail
or mainprize until the next regular term of Sampson
Superior Court. Mr. Fisher, one of the company,
was ordered to find bail in the sum of one thousand
dollars for his appearance at the same time, and the
same order was made in reference to one Messersmith.
but it, after Court, appearing to the satisfaction of
me juage ana solicitor, that he was in fact absent,
several miles off, at the time of the fatal occurrence,
he was discharged.
No evidence was adduced to implicate any other
members of the Circus company saving Messrs. Man
gum and Armon, and these also succeeded at the ex
amination in proving that they were absent at the
time of the affray and for some time afterwards. It
appears from the evidence of Messrs. J. W. Robin
son, Wm. A. Register, Richard Parish, J. S. Parish,
J. Rackley and Olin Pope, that at 9 o'clock on Satur
day before last, the Circus company arrived at Mr.
Parish's, near Taylor's Bridge, in Sampson county,
and hired a field a short distance from his house,
where they erected their tent, and in the afternoon
gave an exhibition of the play of Coleman and
Miller. In a part of the play both the characters
tumble off into the ring. Messrs. James Merritt,
Watson and Duncan Chesnutt, began the disturbance
by throwing saw-dust into the faces of these perform
ers, and finally broke up the play. An hour or two
after, the principal part of the company being on their
lot, and the country people talking and. drinking at a
liquor stand of Wm. Register's, a few yards off, but
on the same field, two of the members of the Circus
Company approached the stand, and used some in
sulting language to Watson. The deceased retorted
in a threaetning manner; one of these two men, then,
saying something to the country people, moved in
the direction of the Circus men, and' gave them a
signal which they immediately recognized, and, ad
vancing with blows and shouts, struck down every
man they met. In-the meantime the other of the two
was not idle. The signal had no sooner been given,
than he struck down two of thecitizens. Every citi
zen on the ground was levelled, with the exception
of one, who managed to escape, although hotly pur
sued. It was in this affray that Mathis received his death
wound. All the witnesses for the State recognised
the prisoner Beebe, and two of them swore positively
to his using a club at that time, and with that weapon
striking the deceased. Mr. Rackley stated that Bee
be struck Mathis two blows after he had fallen.
There were some sixteen other citizens beaten and
wounded, among them one named Borcam, who is
There was evidence which gives strong reason to
believe that the parties principal! concerned in the
affair, on the part of the circus company, have made
their escape, out his Honor, Judge Battle, was of the
opinion that Beebe was equally guilty with them of
the murder of the deceased. This, he said, was mur
der, and nothing else.
The Judge stated that he was reluctant to commit
any man to jail upon a criminal charge unless there
was either positive proof or a very strong presumption
of his guilt; that he was satisfied from his experience
in criminal matters, (which had been unfortunately,
very great during the last eighteen months,) that Man
gum and Armon would be acquitted before a jury up
on the evidence, and he would not visit them with
imprisonment, which was in itself a punishment un
der the circumstance. He thought that, although
Mr. Fisher might also succeed in establishing his in
nocence, thete was proof of his participation in the
affair, and a motive for it, as he was one of the parties
assaulted in the circus. Messrsmith was discharged
upon a subsequent statement of the principal witness
against him, to the effect that he had been mistaken.
Many other matters transpired which we have not
felt it necessary to report, but we believe the above j
contains the4 principal facts of the case. :
Upon the whole, this is one of the most painful oc- !
currences which we have ever had to record. Like !
most other things of the kind, it may be directly j
traced to the influence of liquor, which no doubt ,
caused the first reprehensible conduct on the part of
citizens during the exhibition, and the subsequent
murders by the circus men, who since they have been
here have conducted themselves in a most unexcep
tionable manner. Wilmington Journal.
It will be seen by our paper of to-day, that Gov.
Reid has offered a reward for the apprehension of
three others of this Circus Company, who are sap
posed to be inplicated in this murder.
Exciting Scene. The Charleston Standard says
the most thrilling seen 3 of the session of the South
Carolina Legislature was that in the House between
U.unii M-(Mrim e.-nesron. it arose on
the report of the latter upon the Calhoun and Butler
Monuments. Mr. Huston opposed the report and re
marked that this was not the time to build monu
ments, since it yet remained to be settled whether Mr.
Calhoun's doctrines were to be triumphant or dis
honored. He intimated that the supposed decision
at the last October elections, if considered as final,
had placed the State in an attitude to dishonor the
memory of Mr. Calhoun, and that the people of the
State were nnworthy to erect a monument to him.
These remarks roused-Col. Preston to an immedi
ate and thrilling reply. He said that he regarded the
Government of this State as" Democratic Republican,
and bis reading taught him that, under this form, the
voice of the people," through their constituted modes,"
was not only the rule of the State, but the honor of
the State. In October last, that voice had been pro
claimed over the land. He who stigmatises its de
cree is a slanderer of his country ; he who rejects its
rule is a traitor," and deserves a traitor's .loom. If
there be dishonor io the State, which there is not, it
is with those who strive to give vitality to an ephe
meral clamor, which rose with the insects of May,
and' was silenced with the frosts of October. Most
of those who joined in or were deluded by this clamor,
are virtuous and patriotic, and yield to the sovereign
decree which dispelled it. But if there be those trho
stilt cling to its purposes, and are willing to take up
the dust of Calhoun ard Butler, to give them new
life, neither virtue, nor patriotism, nor the honor of
the State can be brought to sanction the effort.
Thus Col. P. continued to maintain that the voice
of the people is the power and rule, and honor of the
State. He spoke with electrifying effect, his large
manly form shaking with unutterable feeling, and
his unrivalled elocution giving a power to his words
which cannot be made appreciable. There was,
there could be, no reply made to him. It was clear
that he had carried the feelings and judgment of the
House, and that taunts and sneers were silenced.
- Richmond Enquirer.
John A. Gilmer, Esq. This gentleman was nomi
nated by a recent meeting of the whigs of Orange
county, for the office of Governor of the State. In
the Greensborough Patriot of the 13th inst. we - find
an editorial article in which the Whig Party is given
to understand that it need not count on Mr. Gilmer's
services as a standard bearer in the ensuing Guber
natorial contest. We have, since our acquaintance
with Mr. Gilmer, entertained the opinion that he is a
gentleman of tact and good sense ; and we see in his
declension of the honor of being the whig candidate
for Governor additional evidence of his being in pos
session of these qualities.
The reason assigned by the Patriot for this course
is, the great pecuniary sacrifice which an abandon
ment of his profeesion by Mr. Gilmer would involve.
He has been regarded by many as the most available
man the whig party of North ? Carolina conld well
bring into the field, and his declension will, without
doubt, throw a damper upon the hopes of many.
Kossuth's Speeches. It is stated that Governor
Kossuth is making arrangements for the publication
of his speeches, iron, the period of his arrival on
board the Mississippi, at the Dardanelles, to the
present time. It is his intention to issue English
and German editions, at various prices, accord in j to
the style in. which they may begot up. Of these,
several hundred thousand copies will be printed, and
sold in all parts of the United States.
- Baltimore Sun.
Njcw Species or Cotton. A new species of cot
ton, called, the golden chaff, has been cultivated du
ring the present season by the planters of Marengo
and Sumter counties, Alabama. The weed is dimi
nutive and the seed very small. - The staple is quite
fine. Fourteen hundred poqnds of it in seed will, il
is. said, yield five hundred pounds, and yields one
third more thn any other species of cotton ever
planted, "' Charleston News.
National Democratic Contention. Our" friend
of the Wilmington Journa calls for an expression of
uuiuiuu iruiu una paper in regard ta a usmwiun
National Convention. : In regard to the expediency
of holding such a Convention we have heretofore ex
pressed the opinion that it should he held. We un
derstand that the Democratic National ' Executive
Committee will hold its meeting in Washington city
on the 29th inst., for the purpose of arranging the
preliminaries for the meeting of the Convention. In
due time we shall be apprized of the committee's
action. As the meeting of this committee is so nigh
at hand, we think any action in relation to the ap
pointment of delegates to the national convention, be
fore the result of the consultation of the committee
is known, unnecessary. .' When that action becomes
known we shall have time enough to lake the steps
necessary to secure the representation of North Ca
rolina in the Convention.
There are at this time many great and able men in
the ranks of the democratic party ; men. who present
high claims to the most distinguished office in the
gift of the people. To reconcile these various claims,
all will see that a national convention is both proper
and necessary. And the importance of such a con
vention, and the necessity for the whole party to be
represented in it, are enhanced by the consideration
that ours is now beyond all question the dominant
party in the country.-. It is exceedingly probable that
the nomination of the democratic national convention
will be in effect the designation of a future Presi
dent. Whether the nominee of . the convention
should be Cass, Douglas, Buchanan, or any other
sound national democrat, we doubt not he will secure
the united support of the party, and with that sup
port he would scarcely fail of success.
Arrival of Kosstrra at Philadelphia. Phila
delphia, Dec. 24. Kossuth arrived here this morn
ing, and the city was all astir to meet him. The turn
out of military was immense, and they were joined in
the procession by a large number of societies, Ger
mans and others, who, with banners, music,- &c, pre
sented an imposing appearance. Kossuth will re
view the military before the procession moves. After
the procession, he will be welcomed at Independence
Hall by the Mayor, to which he will respond in- an
appropriate address, to be delivered in Independence
Square. A grand corporation dinner will be given in
his honoi at the United States Hotel to-night. The
procession is now moving.
Philadelphia, Dec. 24 Midnight. The banquet
given by the authorities of the city to Kossuth this
evening was a most brilliant affair, upwards of 200
persons sitting down to the table prepared in the di
ning room of the U. S. Hotel.
Kossuth did not appear until a late hour, apologi
sing briefly for his absence.
General Riley replied briefly to the assertion that
the army was opposed to the views of Kossuth, and
was received with great enthusiasm.
Judge Kane spoke at length in behalf of the bench
and bar, in an out-and-out speech in favor of national
intervention in European struggles for liberty.
Morton McMichael, Esq., for the press, took the
opposite ground, in a neat and appropriate speech.
Several other speeches were made, amid much con
fusion and collision of feeling. Some of the speakers
were greeted with hisses. Kossuth remained a silent
THOMAS JEFFERSON'S ADVICE.
" Equal and Exact Justice to all Men, or
whatever state or persuasion, religious or po
litical ; PEACE, commerce and honest priendship.
with all Nations Entangling Alliances with
none." . -n Thomas Jefferson.
These words are often attrrbuted to George Wash
ington, the Father of his country, but in reality they
were uttered by Thomas Jefferson, the "Apostle of
Now, wa are'so simple as to believe that" Peace,
Commerce and friendship with ALL Nations "does
not warrant any but peace measures towards Nations,
or Governments, if the Government of Hungary likes
that word better, with whom wa are in the peaceful
intercourse of trade, commerce, friendship ; but, if we
were mistaken in this view of the case we could not
be in reference to he important truth, which follows
it, that it is " an essential principle of our Govern
ment " that " we shoulj have entangling alliances
with no Government." An York Express.
The Fire Annihilalor has been tried in New York,
and proved rather a failure. A committee, consisting
of the Chief of the Fire Department and other citi
zens, who were appointed to superintend the experi
ments, reports as follows :
'1st. The building was constructed of green spruce
timber,' and constructed in - srtet&a manner that it
would have been s -difficult matter un3er ordinac?
circumstances to have got it fairly; on fire.
2d. In our opinion Mr. Philips had every opportu
nity afforded him to fairly test the experiment, and
everything was in his favor.
3d. A slight fire was kindled inside the building,
and the annihilator was almost instantly applied, be
fore the fire got headway. to any considerable extent
it partially extinguished it.
4th. Mr. Philips has requested that another expe
riment shall be made under the direction or the same
committee. After such experiment is made the com
mittee will present the public with a full report."
Business Necessary. The experience of all,
demonstrates that a regular systematic business is es
sential to the health, happiness, contentment, and
usefulness of man. Without it, he is uneasy, un
settled, miserable and wretched. His desires have
no fixed aim, his ambition no high and noble ends.
He is the sport of visionary dreams and idle fan
cies a looicer-on where an are busy, a drone in
the hive of Industry; a moper in the Meld of enter
prise and labor. If such were the lot of the feeble
and helpless only, it were less to be deplored; but
it is oftener the doom and corse of those who
have the power to do without the will to act, and
who need that quality which makes so many others,
but the want of which unmakes them the aualitv
of vigor and resolution. Business Js the grand regu
lator of lite.
The Consequences or Dissipation. Those who
see something charming in being "a buster" and de
light in the early fascinations of such draughts of
bliss as milk punch, egg-nog, Tom-and-Jerry, port
wine sangaree, etc., will think well, and possibly do
well, by remembering the following sad calamities'
which attend upon the career of the hard drinkei .
Head-aches, sickness at the stomach, empty pockets,
debts, quarrels, enemies, disgrace, remorse, idleness,
loss of business, and loss of friends, shame, domestic
unhappiness, indigestion, poor appetite, base com
panions, rusty clothes including shocking bad hats,
bursted boots, ventilation stockings, awful shirts,
darned bad vests, thread-bare coats and discouraged
pantaloons bad name with the grocer, butcher and
Trouble in the Englis h Cabinet. Effect of Lord
Palmerston' s Reply to Kossuth. It is stated impor
tant changes would certainly have taken place in the
Russel ministry, about the 1st instant, had not the
French revolution occurred. A' letter in the Phila
delphia American, dated London, Dec. 5, says :
During the Kossuth demonstrations in London, the
citizens of one of the metropolitan burroughs present
ed an address to Lord Palmerston, congratulating the
Foreign Secretary for having aided in the liberation
of Kossuth and his companions.. It appears that
Lord Palmerston, in his reply, Jjd a few imprudent
words, which gave great offence in the Cabinet. In
the course of his remarks he said, in effect, (for I
quote from memory,) that he heartily participated in
the universal sentiment of sympathy that had been
expressed for the constitutional and liberal cause of
Hungary. It was attempted to be proved that the
reporters for the press had not givenLord Palmers
ton's words correctly; but on an examination of their
original notes, and on comparing one witn another,
they were found to agree together. A Cabinet Coun
cil was called, and, it is said, warm language passed
between the different members. ,
It is also reported that Baron Bronnow, the Rns
sian Ambassador.jiddressed a formal note to Her Ma
jesty, complaining of the Foreign Secretary's speech.
The Carlton Club, too, it was stated, had made the
sentiments of that speech the foundation of an im
peachment! Earl Grey exhibited great indignation
at the Council just referred to, and positively refused
to remain any longer in the Cabinet with Lord Pal
merston! It was agreed, "at a subsequent Cabinet
Council, that two or three members should retire;
but just at the moment it was last Tuesday the
submarine telegraph startled Ministers and alt Lon
don by announcing a Revolution in France !v The
British Cabinet was, in consequence, saved ! '
.a On the'4tb instant, by Rev.'J. B. Jackson, Mr. Wm.
H. Cull urn. of Smithfield, to Miss Esther A. Avers;
ad on the 23d instant, by the Rev. J. B. Jackson. Dr.
A. G. Brooks,' of Caswell, to Miss Patience 8imm,
daughter of James Simuw, Esq., of Edgecombe. ' V
Now come the wild weathercome sleet or come snow,
We will stand by each other, however it blow ; . .
Depression and sickness, and sorrow and pain, ,
Shalf be to our true love as links to a chain.'., .
'".'. :.,. -, ..'. Co.-
. Spirit of the Age please copy. , ; .-.-,, - V'r
At Mount MorUh, in Edgecombe county, on: the, 27th
instant, by Rev. Joe. B. Cheshire. Col. Francis M. Par
ker, of Tarboro,- to Miss Sarah Tartt, daughter of Dr.
James J.' Phillips. ' '' -.'
In Everettsville, Wayne County, on Wednesday the
17th instant, Dr.' Joel D. Battle to Miss Harriet D.
In Hillsborough, on the 17th instant, by Wm. Nelson,
Esq., Mr. Charles Thompson to Miss Martha Anderson,
daughter of Mr. Thomas J. Anderson. , -
- DIED, ' - '
In this City, on Sunday evening, the 2lt inst., Mrs."
Delia Haywood, relict of the late j Stephen Haywood,
Esq., in the 70th year of her age.' " The deceased was
the daughter of QoU Philemon Hawkins, of Warren
County, an officer of the Revolutionary war. She was
one of our oldest and most respected inhabitants, and
her death bas severed another bright and valuable link
which bound us to the past. - The deceased had been a
member of the Protestant Episcopal Church for upwards
of forty years. She was a woman of much energy of
character. She leaves five children surviving her; and
her death is deeply deplored by a large circle of relations
and friends. '
In Chapel Hill, on the 20th instant, Mrs. Elizabeth
Nunn, aged 92 years.
In Columbus, Mississippi, on the. 26th .November,
Sarah Green, wife of Thomas Amis, and daughter of
Dr. Stephen Davis, of Warren ton, N. C., aged 35
years, 1 1 months, and 22 days.
On the 8th instant, Mrs.' Nancy Joyce, consort of
Andrew Joyce, of Patrick County, Vs., in the -61st
year of her age. The deceased was a devoted wife, a
kind mother, and a Compassionate mistress. She has
left an aged husband," eight children, together with nu
merous relations and friends, to mourn their loss.
' J. C.N.
Greensborough. Patriot please copy.
On the 12th inst, after a protracted illness of many
months, which she bore with Christian patience md for
titude, being seldom, if ever, heard to complain, Mrs.
Elizabeth Harrison, consort of Jamas Harrison, of Nash
County, in the 53d year of her age, leaving a devoted
husband, five children and a largo number of relations
and friends to mourn their irreparable loss. - The de
ceased had been a pious, devoted, and an influential
member of the Baptist Church fcr upwards of thirty
years. She was a devoted wife, doting mother, kind
neighbor, constant friend, and an indulgent mistress.
The history' of her charity is indelibly written upon the
hearts of the poor of her vicinity, by the impressive
hand of gratitude. In this selection death displays his
fastidious taste, by plucking from society one of its bright
est jewels. M.
Fatbttetiiik, December 27. Bacon 13 to 14cts;
coffee from 9 to 1 1, according to quality; cotton yarns
15 cents per pound ; flour !f4 25 to $4 75 ; corn 90
cents to $1 per bushel; cotton 7j- to 7 i cents ; molasses
27 to 30 cents; salt, per sack, $1 60 to 91 75.
Wilmington, December 27. Since the 23d, 1,158
barrels turpentine disposed of at $2 15 for dip and $1 15
for hard; spirits turpentice 29 cents; tar $1 72 to $ If
75 ; shingles $3 per M.; stock of corn light, and going
at 70 -cents per bushel ; pork 7 to 8 cents; lime $1 50
retail ; lard 1 1 cents ; flour $4 75 to $7 ; cotton yarns
17 cents; coffee 9 to 15 cents according to quality ; meal
80 to 85 cents.
Ittail Arrangements at Raleigh.
Due on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 1$ P.
M. via. Rail Road.
Due on Sunday, Wednesday and Friday, at 7 P.
M- via. Rocky Mount.
Closes every day (except Saturday) at 9 P. M.
Due Daily, at 10 P. M.
Closes daily at 12 M.
Due on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday, at 1
Closes on Sunday, Wednesday and Friday, at lQJ
Due on Monday and Thursday, at 7 P. M.
Closes on Tuesday and Saturday, at 9 P..MV
Due on Sunday, Wednesday and Friday, at 7 P.M.
Closes on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9
Doe on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, at 3 A.M.
' Closes on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6
A. M. .
Due every Friday at 10 A. M.
Closes every Friday at 12 M.
Letters should be in fifteen minutes before closing.
TO THE TRAVJEJLJLIXG PUBLIC.
THE subscriber is now running a two-horse Hack
from Gaston to Garysburg. about 17 miles, in con
nection with the Portsmouth Road, so that travellers go
ing North can be accommodated in the promptest man
ner, as this line is also in connection with the Baltimore
boats. The Hack leaves Gaston immediately on the ar
rival of the Raleigh train.
Travellers will save $2 by this route.
and go al out
six hours ahead of the present arrangements,
W. R. PEPPER, Agent.
December 29, 1851. 16 3m.
I,AV SCHOOL At HILLSBORO', IV. C.
1HE nest Session of this Institution will commence
on Thursday the 15th of January next, and continue
until June following.
A Moot Court will be holden once in each week.
Text books can be had here at the prices charged by
E. J. Hale & Son, of Fayetteville. '
Board can be had in good families in town and in the
immediate neighborhood upon reasonable terms.
J. L. BAILEY.
December 30th, 1851. 16 1m.
'PHE undersigned offers his services as Agent for the
M. transaction of any business in the City of Raleigh,
at the Public Departments, the Banks, Insurance Offi
He may be found at the office of the Secretary of
State. All letters addressed to him will be promptly at
tended to, and his charges will be moderate and s itis-
factory. RUFUS H. PAGE.
GOV. DAVID 8. REID, WM. HILL,
D. W. COURTS, E. B. FREEMAN,
WM. J. CLARKE.
Raleigh. Dec, 18, 1851. 14 tf
LOT of Thomas town Lime.
J ust to hand -W.
H. & R. S. TUCKER.
. ACCARONl, another supply just received and for
W. H. & R. 8. TUCKER.
A LL those indebted to the firm of R. Tucker Ac Son
r are requested to come forward and make payment,
as longer indulgence cannot be given.
.fc W. H. H. TUCKER,
' - . .' Surviving Partner.
December SO, 1851. . 900.
; ' ' Notice. ' '
ALL persons whatsoever are hereby caatiened against
crediting any one on my account, as I will pay no
accounts but such aa have been contracted by myself.
; " .J.!, JOSIAH O. WATSON.
December 26, 1851.
. : . .Wanted to Hire,;
FOR the next year' a. good COOK.
Standard office. .
Deccrnbft 5, 851
Apply at the
-- - . -
- - ; For JanTiary, 1852.
; . HAJWjriETT, & TATE, Slanascrrsv :n
' rv-'.., rr ; ., j
- '.- -: THURSDAY. January, 1st. . ..
Patapsco Institute, class 2775 Nos., 12 drawn.
Tickets tl. Capitals f4,5O0, 1,250, 577, 2 of
550. Certificates of Packages $15. ' . "y
Carroll County, class 578 Nos., 13 drawn. Tick
ets $5 Capitals 920,000, 2 of 10,000, 2 of 5,000,
2 of 2,500. Certificates of Packages 970. , ., ..
- 1 FRIDAY, January 2d. . -
Patapsco Institute, e'ass 2875 Nos., II drawn.
Tickets 4 50 Capitals 912,000, 4 of 3,000.
Certificates of Packages $40.
Maryland Consolidated, class E 78 Nos.. 15 drawn.
Tickets 95 Capitals 9 17,500, 6,000, 3,000, 2,000,
1,531 40-100. of 1,000. Certificates of Packages
SATURDAY, January 3d.
Patapsco Institute, class 29 78 Nos., 13 drawn.
Tickets 91. Capitals $3,973 20, 1,000, 500.
Certificates of Packages 15 dollars.
Grand Consolidated, class 3 75 Nos., 12 drawn
Tickets 10 dollars. Capitals 937,500, 20 of 3,500,
25 of 1,500, 25 of 750. Certificates of Packages
130 dollars. .
MONDAY, January 5th. v ",
Patapsco Institute, class 3075 Nos., 13 drawn
Tickets 92 50 Capitals 99,214, 5,of 1,800. Cer
tificates of Packages 35 dollars.
Washington County, class 678 Nos.,' 15 drawn
Tickets 98. Capitals 926,000, 11,011, 6,000,
3,000, 1,500, 10 of 750. Certificates of Packa-res
998. - '
TUESDAY, January 6th.
Patapsco Institute, class 3178 Nos., 12 drawn
Tickets l Capitals $6,000, 10 of 800. Certifi
cates of Packages $15.
Bel Air, class 1 75 Nos., 13 drawn Tickets 95
Capitals 920.000, 6,000. 4,000, 2,0424. 20 of 1,000.
Certificates of Packages $65. -
' WEDNESDAY, January 7th. !
Patapsco Institute, class 32 78 .Nos., 13 drawn
Tickets 92 50 Capitals 4 of 5,000, 4 of 1,500, 12
of 500. Certificates of Packages 935. .
Susquehanna Canal, class C 75 Nos., 14 drawn
Tickets 910 Capitals 935,000, 17,5(0, 7.500,
3,678 i, 20 of 750, 20 of 400, 20 of 300. Certifi
cates of Packages 9120.
For Tickets in the above Lotteries, address the new
HAMMETT & TATE,
No. 13 Light Street, Baltimore, Md.
Dec. 31. 16
By His Excellency, DAVID S. HELD, Governor
of the State of North Carolina.
WHEREAS, It has been represented to me that
Timothy Smith, John Epperson and William
Mumntlon. did lately, in the Coouty of Sampson in this
State, murder one MILTON MATHIS late of the Coun
ty atoresaM, and that the said Timothy Smith, John
Epperson and William Humpston have fled from jus
tice anu piooaoiy escapeu ueyona iu uiuiia oi mis oiam.
Now, to the eud that Timothy Smith, Johu Eppersau
and William Humpston may be arrested and brought to
trial for said offduce, 1 $o hereby issue this my procla
mation, offeiing a reward of Three hundred dollars for
their apprehension and delivery to the Sheriff of Ibe
said County of Sampson, or one hundred dollars lot ihe
apprehension and delivery ol any one of them to the
No description has been torwarded to this Department,
but the ato.-esaid persons are represented to have been
members of, or in some way connected with a Circus
Company, known as" Johnson & Co.' People's Circus
Company." . . . ... ,
of ibe State of North Carolina, at the City
of Raleigh this, the 24th day ol December,
A. D., 1851.
DAVID S. REID.
By the Governor,
Thomas .Scn'LG.jR.. Private . Secretary.
December 24th, 1851. 16 6t.
The Wilmington Journal will insert twice a week,
six times, and forward account.
THE undersigned is desirous of contracting with
some competent person who thoroughly understands
the business, to overseer bands in getting Turpentine.
He also wishes to contract with two UOOD COOPERS
and a DISTILLER of Turpentine.
He also wishes to procure the services of some person,
who is well skilled in the mn..agemeut of a Steam Saw
Early application is desirable. Address me, postpaid,
immediately, at Raleigh.
P. R. HINES.
Dec 19, 1851. : . : 14 2w.
AT a regular meeting of the President and Directors
of the Greenville and Raleigh Plank Koad Compa
ny, on motion of F. B. Sattertbwaite, Esq., it was
" Resolved, That the President is directed to give no
tice according to the terms of the Charter that an instal
ment of two Dollars per share be required to be paid in
on or before the 23d day of February next."
ALFRED MOVE, Pres.
by Uould Hoxt, Cl'k.
Dec. 17, 1851. 14 3w.
IN conformity to a resolution passed by the Directors
of the Greenville and Riileigh Plank Road Company,
I hereby give notice that all delinquent stockholders are
requested to pay up the instalments nowdue on or before
the Slid day of January next, or their Stoc will be ad
vertised and sold, as authorized by the 11th section of
the act of Incorporation of said Company.
CHRLES GREEN, Treas.
Dec. 17, 1851. 14lw.
NEW hulled Buckwheat Flour,
Superior' Ohio Butter, Goshen Cheese,
Ohio Hams of Bacon, (excellent quality,)
Fine dried. Beef. Buffalo. Tongues,
.Irish Potatoes, Prunes and Lftidlc-s,
Gayer and common Raisins, Currants and Citron,
Rhine Wines, together with a choice assortment of
, TOYS S FJLWCY ARTICLES.
for sale low st F. MAHLER'S.
At the R. & G. R. R- Dfpof.
December 23. 1851. 899
WAINWUIGHT and MUHLENBERG'S Church
Music, the choir and. family Pialfer, being I he
Psalms of David, together with the Canticles of tbe
morning and evening prayer, and occasional office? of
the Church, arranged for chanting, to which is prefixed
a selection of chants.
, Just leceived and for sale by.
W. L. POMEROY.
December 23, 1831 . . 839
LOVI6BCRG MALE ACADEMY.
T. M. JONES, A. M. Pruicipai-
HE Spring session of 1832, will commence on the
first Monday in January. Instruction thorough and
systematic. Discipline mild and firm.
Tuition as heretofore.
Board in the village and vicinity eight to nine dollars.
Louisburg, Dec. 20, 1851. ' 899 4.
E L. IIARDIXGr, & Co. Would inform
their friends and customers that they can be found
for a few days in a room over Messrs. Evans 4c Cooke's
Stoie. - Call at tbe far-famed and world-wide renowned
Estalishnjent of E. L. H.& Co., and get tbe best bar
gains, as heretofore. . i
December 19, 1851. 14 tf.
Dan Hirer ' Institute.
THE Spring session of this institution will commence
on Monday, the 5th of January next. "
. Board and tuition as heretofore.
A. C. LINDSEY,
Yancey ville, Dec 6, 1851. 898 3w.
"-, ... ,l?or:Sale-(. .'.:.Jlr,i';l
SECOND band Rockaway, harness and tongue---also
splendid Chandelier. t -:i 'I
Apply to jci.rincH.
December 16th, 1851. 14 3L
Valtu&trle Real & Personal Property,
"' :' Otmrnentxng Hh i' January I 1852.- " ; ; '
THE Subscribers, as Executors of the late Richaid ,
Hines, oflr for sale the very raloable Plantation he
died possessed of, containing about 2709 acres, a- littler ;
over half of whidi i cleared and in bight state of cul
tivation. . Tbe Plantation is. sit uafet on the north eider ,
of Tar River, in Edgecombe County, six or seven miles i
east of the Railroad, and nine in ires above Tarboroagh,
adjoining the lauds of Richard Harrison, and others.- '
There i on tbe premises large and comfortable dwell
ing wifh eight rooms and all ths necessary-out-bouses1 !
and fixtures- of tbe best ki nd and in good order. . ..- V -We
will nut go into a detailed statemenf of tbe npe- J
riority of tbi PtotMion,but invite alt persons wishing "
to purchase vlosrbre land to examine this: A plat of
the land with a survey ot ihe cleared portions is lett inr
rbe hands of Mr. Isaac B. Farmer." on tbe premises,
who iswell acquainted with it and will give any ofo
matioo to persons wrshin to purchase. We will sell i( '
in one tract or divide it into two or three. If notdis- ,
posed of at private sale, before tbe 12th ot next January, '
we will, on that day, at 2 o'clock, P. M., on the premi' '
ses. offer il at public sale to the highest bidder. ' It has
not been necessary for a Physician to visit it during this .
We will also sell at the same place, one fiVriifred and
ninety negroes, of the most valuable kind ; among them '
are three carpenters, (one of these a Wbeel-wright,
two Blacksmiths, one painter, three firt-rate house'
servants, (one of them a seamstress,) a good1 ostler and
some of the best cotton-pickers in Ibe Slae.
Also, the Stock and Crop, consisting of aboof ISOn
barrels of Corn, 100 stacks of Fodder, two hundred,
bushels of Rye, four hundred bushels of Peas, three
hundred and fifty fat hogs, 250 out hogs, 68 head of cat
tle, of Ihe most improved breed.
Among them are many fine milk cows, and nine
yoke of young oxen, large and well broke; 1 pair of
horses, 1 pair splendid Ihoiouich bred fillies, 3 blooded -mares,
2 very fine ponies, 150 head of sheep, the seed
from near 400,000 pounds of cotton, two Gins,, one,,
wheal thrasher, three saddles and bridles, forty casks of
plaster and lime, eighi wagons, ten carts, thirty-six sides
of leather, household and kitchen ferniture, and all the
farming implements ol every description. ' The sale will
coutinue fron day to day until everything is disposed ot. :
(l ER-isorSiLB. The land will be disposed of ,
on a credit of one, two, and three years. Bonds bearing
interest from date, with approved security, will be re
quired. The other property will be sold on a credit of
six mohlbs. for all sums over .(eft dollars ;and all under
that amount, cash ; the purchaser giving bond and se
eurity before the property is delivered.
W. R SMITH. 1 ry r
PETER E. HINES, $ r
Dec. 1. 1831. 893 wt!2J.
Caswell Female Institute.
B. Gould, A.'.M 'Principal.
Miss Kate E. Kelloos, Assistant,
Mas. E." M. Kellogg, . do. -Mas.
E. B. Gould, Teacher of Music.
IHE next session will commence on the 5th of Jan.
Rates of instruction per Sessiott of Jive months ;
For the common and higher English branches, ; :
i Mathematics and Latin, from . . ,-" . $3,00 to 15,00 ;
Music (Piano with a course of vocal exercises) 20,00
Embroidery, Drawing and Painting each, ' - 6,00 ,;
Board, (including washing) per month, . 7,00:
Yanceyvilje, Caswell Co., N. C. -
The above Institution needs no commendation to
those who hkve had au opportunity of becoming acquain
ted with its merits. , To others we say with confidence
and caudor, that it possesses the highest order of excel
lence. The course. of studies is extensive, the teach
ings accurate and thorough in every . department, the
expense moderate, and tbe location distinguished for
healtbfulness. ' '
N. M. ROAN, GEORGE WILLIAMSON, T.D. ;
JOHNSTON, A. C. LINDSEY, O. C. FOWLER.
Dec. 8, 1351. 898 3w.
Seven Jdiles West of Raleigh, North Carolina.
Rev. 1'. TEtsLiEtt. HA B BIT. Rector.
THE Tenth term of this School will commence on
the 8th of January, 1852.
TERMS PAYABLE IN ADVANCE.
For Board and Washing, &c, with ' instruction in
English and the Ancient Languages, $76 per term of
five months. !;..-.
The design of this School is to furnish a safe retreat
to which boys can be sent for a thorough training. In
respect to beauty, retirement, and healtbfulness of situation,-
smm!-. convenience and comfort of buildings, this .
School possesses great advantages. The course of stu
dy will be regulated by tbe requirements of the Univer
sity, and no pains will be spared to make the boys good
December5, 1851. 11 13t.
Lonisbnrg Female Seminary.
r"MHE Spring Session of 1852, will commence on ihe
I 1st Monday in January. Board will be $45 per
session. The tuition varies according to the studies pur
sued ; and all the particulars may be seen in the Circular,
which will be sent, on application, to any who may de
sire it. ' The School has been under the charge of tbe
present Principals for nine years past, and is thoroughly
organized with an able and efficient corps of Teachers
affording advantages which, it is believed, are unsur
passed by those of any similar institution in the State.
JNO. D. HAWKINS, Pres't.
,of Ike Board of Trustees.
Dec 12, 1851. . 13 3t,
Cedar Kock, 1'ro.nklin County. North Carolina.
D. S. Richardson, Principal.
rpHE 1 1th Term jof this School will open on the 1st
1 Monday in January,-1852.
Board, f 6,50 per month.
For a Circular containing full particulars apply to the.
JNO. ADAMS HARRISON.
- Sec. Board Trustees.
December 13, 1851. 13 6t.
JUST ARRIVED, ,
Successor to Messrs. Oliver dc Proctor
A Fresh Supply of those beautiful -WINTER
FROCK AND OVER-CO ATS
Also, a variety of
AH of which are selling very cheap.
' ISAAC PROCTER
Raleigh, Dec. 20, 1851. 14 i -
FJEiTIAL.E SCHOOL, lllllsboro', If. C.
'HE winter' Session of Mr. and Mrs. Bckwki.lV
JL School will begin on Thursday, the 15th January
next Board can be -bad in the Family of the Prinnipal.
For terms, dec see circular. Address ",i
' REV. R, BCRWELL, '
- HilMwo'N. C,
Dec. 12, 1851. ; v ' 898 4w.
Raleigh Register, Weekly Post, Fayefteville Observ
er; Wilmington Chronicle, and Ncwberniau will insert
once a week, for four weeks. :
IVegroe for Sale. ' ' '
rWlLL sell by Public Vendue, at DAVIS' X
ROADS, in tbe county of Franklin, 8 miles East of
Louisburg, on Saturday tbe 3d day of January nest, two
likely Negro Men, on a credit of sis months. - .
N. 13. MA8SENBURG, Es'r.
., of Joel Haaais, dee'd."
Dec. 12th 1851. - , , 13 3w.pd,
Family School,: ':
Warren County, near .Littleton, N. C.
- Tbe nest Session of this School will commence en Fri
day, tbe 16th of January. 'i
"v .' ' - TERMS. ; : ' ;
' For Boys entering under 14 years and preparing for Col
lege, Board and Tuition per session in advance. $80.
. For others, private application may he made. " -
. , J. DsB. JJOOPER. ,
Dec. 18, 1851. ' :.. .s, l-V
1 Warrenton Female Seminary, j
'T1HE lltb Term of this Institutional!! commence
JL on the 15 th January r 1852. .
On application to the snbscriber, circular containing
full particulars as to Terms, dec will be forwarded.
L DANIEL TURNER.
Dec. 8, 1851. 11 6w.