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GK. HILLS JOV.KDITOR.
SATURDAY JANUARY 24, 1863.
tWai. Linsham, Jb., editor of the-4r-mjr
& Navy Journal, 33 School St.. Boston, is
out sole agent for that city. Any contract en
tered into by him, for advertising or subscrip
tion on our account, will be ratified by us.
Mr. Lingham is also authorized to act as our
gent in New York, and elsewhere.
18th Army Corps,
New Berne, Jan. 21, 1863. J
GENERAL ORDERS NO. 30.
No person except officers and men of the Army
and Navy oi the United States being entitled, by
the Regulations, to wear the uniform or buttons of
either service, it is hereby prohibited foi any per
son, sutler or otherwise, to wear any portion of the
anitorm of any branch of the United States service
in this Department, except by special permit from
The Provost Marshal is charged with the strict
enforcement of this order.
By command of Mnj.-Gen. J. O. Foster,
AmU Adjt. Gen.
Department of North Carolina,
New Berne, Dec. 81st, 1862.
" GSHERAt, ORDCRS, BO. 89.
The General Commanding, having been in
formed that several line officers occupy quar
ters in this town, Division and Brigade Com
manders are hereby ordered to see that thei
officers immediately return to them regiments,
and give up any quarters that they may now
occupy in town. Permission to remain in
town can only be given by the Division Com
manders. By command of Major General Foster,
J. F. ANDERSON,
Major and A. A. A. General
Headquarters, 18th Army Corps, )
New Berne, Jan. 2, 1863. J
GENERAL ORDERS, n6. 1.
General Orders No. 89 are hereby amended
so as to include all regimental officers, whether
Field, Staff or Line Officers. ' Division and
Brigade Commanders will see that these orders
are immediately, and strictly obeyed by the
officers referred to.
By command of Mj. Gen. Foster,
(Signed) J. F. ANDERSON,
Major and A. A. A. Gen.
Headquarters, 18th Army Corps,
Newbern, Jan. 4th, 1863. f
SrECIAX. ORDERS, NO. 4.
The Provost Marshal will attend to the im
mediate execution of General Orders 89 and 1,
relating to the vacating of quarters in the city,
by officers. By command of
Biig. Gen. NAGLEE,
Commanding 18th Army Corps.
JoriN F. Akderson, Major & a. a. a. a.
- The attention of Sutlers and all other unen
listec men, who have donned the uniform or
parts of uniform, or buttons ot tho United
States, is earnestly solicited to an official notice
in our columns, affecting them. Those who
what he undertakes to do, will be thoroughly
done, and as he is charged with the execution
f this order, there will be ji speedy fluttering
. it is not promptly obeyed.
In the course of procuring recruits for the
company we are raising, we hare been trou
bled at times, by the meddlesome interference
of persons who art professedly Union men,
And who hare wished us well with their
mouths, while their hearts are far from us.
"Within the last few daj 8, we have been re
peatedly annoyed by such interference, on the
3art of those whoso position should have
taught them better. Such interference tends
o discourage enlistments, and such conduct
will net for a moment be tolerated by the
authorities here, and to the end that we may
.get at the root of this evil, we will give twenty
dollars, for any information which will lead to
the conviction of such offenders before the
Provost Marshal, or a Court martial, as the
case may be. We do not care how high the
position of the offender, we are determined to
ferret biro out, and bring him to answer for it.
Notwithstanding, the rebuffs we sometimes
meet with in the course of recruiting, the
Gaston Gcabds are filling up their ranks,
with a good, substantial class of men. They
.have been armed with Enfield rifles, the very
best arm in tbe service, and they are in the
hands of men who know bow to use them,
and who will use them to some purpose if
Two soldiers belonging to tbe regiment
termed "Lost Infants" were drowned on
Tuesday night, near Morehead City.
The last Greensbo rough patriot contains a
well written and sensible article in reply to
the attempt of the Richmond Enquirer to dic
tate to the people of North. Carolina. It con
cludes as follows z
" The Enquire ean go or, dictating to a
free and sovereign people to its heart's content;
though we feel satisfied that it might devote
its iiuie and space to matters more nnmniedi
aiely under its legitimate jurisdiction, leaving
the affairs of another State to the management
ol those who are more competent its own
people who are presumed to know its wants,
emergencies and remedies ; and when North
Carolina needs tbe assistance of the Enquirer's
sagacious counsels, then will it be time for it
to proffer its advice."
Jonathan Worth, Esq., entered on his duties
as Treasurer, and- Col. J. P. H. Russ entered
on his duties as Secretary of State, on the 1st
inst. Mr. Worth has purchased the residence
in the Eastern part of Raleigh, formerly occu
pied by Dr. Josiub O. Watson ; and Col. Russ
lias purchased the residence in the Eastern
part of Raleigh, formerly occupied by Mr.
Mr. C. W. Smith's store, 22 Pollock street,
was entered a few nights since and robbed of
a large quantity of cheap jewclrj'. Nothing
iJse was takci;. Smith thinks the burglar hats
been badly takf; in on that spec.
nublish-to-day copious extracts fromK;-;-.h
thow an excited state c!"
are well wc i lliy
Isaac H. Foust, Esq., has been elected to the
Commons from Randolph, to fill the vacancy
occasioned by the resignation of Jonathan
Worth, Esq., the State Treasurer. Mr. Foust
has heretofore served the people of Randolph
in the Legislature, and will make an excellent
We are indebted to Major Moore of the Pay
master's Department, and Mr. C. F. Wilson,
for late papers.
The Raleigh Standard says that " it cannot
be doubted that quite a general impression
pervades the public mind in the South that we
may anticipate an early peace. In Richmond,
where every attempt is made to manufacture
public opinion, the idea is said to prevail ex
tensively. " To us it is yet a problem to be solved. If
the North and Europe were guided by cool
judgment, wise counsels and the will of the
masses, the war would be stopped in thirty
days. The South to a man would hail with
joy a proposition for peace, based upon hon
orable terms beyond this she cannot go. But
we have rery little confidence in tho wisdom,
the justice or the humanity of tho North, and
but little reliance upon the good wishes of
" Pride of party, unholy ambition, and the
dread of utter annihilation will prompt Lincoln
and his party to push the war to the utmost
verge. These considerations induce us to fear
that the war will still go on, perhaps with in
creasing bitterness on both sides.
"Our readers may be sure that the first
clear indications of peace will be hailed by us
with delight May Heaven hasten it"
The Raleigh Standard seems to have about
the right idea of Geo. N. Sanders. Hear it :
One George N. Sanders, who has been to
Europe once or twice as bearer of dispatches
from the Confederate government, has recently
addressed a letter to John Van Buren and
others, in tho course of which he says :
" On a recent visit to Europe, I found that
of all Americans, past or present, none stand
so high in public estimation, for exalted pa
triotism and statesmanship, as the President
or me Southern Confederacy."
It was thought at one lime, in the earlier
days of the old Republic, and a distinguished
English poet declared
' That Nature made bat one such man.
And broke the die in moulding Washington
It was thought at one time that Alexander
Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, John Jay, An
drew Jackson, Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun,
Daniel Webster, Silas Wright, Willinm Gaston
and Stephen A. Douglas were in some respects
great men ; but all these of the " past," with
all others of the " present," according to Mr.
Sanders, " pale their ineffectual fires " before
the dazzling fame of Jefferson Davis.
Human nature has not changed. The class
of mortals who have a quick eye for the risin
sun, and a smooth tongue of flattery for the
car of power, has not decreased. There are as
many now as aforetime, who
" Crook the pregnant hinges of the knee,
That thrift may fullcw fawning."
Tv tho fnHowInir it Wm that nnr Ralrirl
editorial friends are having a sweet time
themselves. Here is a pretty sharp retort from
Holden, of the Standard
"A friend has called our attention to the fol
lowing in the State Journal of the 6th
"The President was in fine health and spir
its, and bis intelligent, honest face, as be stood
before bis admiring audience, gave the lie un
mistakeauly te the declaration of Holden, that
be was politically and personally corrupt
"Now, Holden has never said that Mr. Davis
was "politically and personally corrupt" We
voted for him with pleasure for President, but
we confess we have been disappointed in his
administration. We regard hira and Mr.'Yan
cey as responsible, in a secondary sense, for
the disruption of the Union and the awful war
which has resulted from it ; but we have never
said he was "corrupt." Tbe statement that
we have is one of the many lies of that miser
able sycophant, Spelman.
"The above from tho Journal forces us to say
that Mr. Davis had but few political admirers
in that assemblage. They all respected him
as tbe Chief Magistrate of the country, but
they are not filled with admiration for either
the man or the politician."
The Raleigh Standard says that, "we stated
recently that Mr. W. C. Loftin, of Lenoir, had
been arrested by tbe Confederate military au
thorities and consigned to the Bastile at Salis
bury, and that Mr. Badham, bis counsel, had
obtained a writ of habeas corpus in his case
from Judge Saunders.
"We now have to state that Mr. Badham
proceeded to Salisbury with the writ, and that
Capt McCoy, in command of tbe Bastile at
that place, refused to allow the writ to be exe
cuted. He told Mr. Badham. amons other
things, that he bad two hundred bayonet at
his command, and that any attempt to arrest
him for refusing t obey tbe writ, would be re
sisted. Wa learn also that Col. Fowle, Mr.
Badham's associate counsel waited on Judge
Saunders to know what he would do after this
resistance to his fiat by this military officer,
when the Judge replied that he would take no
farther steps in the case.
"We have, therefore, an unmitigated' miKtarj
despotism in- eur midst, and a Judge who
shrinks and cowers before the military power."
The offence of Mr. Loftin seems to have
been this : He had two sons in the military
prison in this city,, and with true paternal so
licitude, visited this city for the sake of effect
ing their liberation. Having succeeded in so
doing, he left for his- home, and was arrested
by the rebels and earried off. Mr. Loftin is a
man of excellent character, and- we wish that
his sympathies could be enlisted in behalf of
We learn that Gov. Vance has-appointedUr.
P. A. Wilson, of Forsyth, Assistant Quarter
master with the rank of Captain, in place of
Capt. C. W. Garrett Capt. Wilson will sue
ceed Capt. Garrett in the management of the
State clothing establishment in Raleigh for the
Owing to the great demand' for fen. Foster's
official report of the Goldsbora Expedition, we
republish it again to day. I: n ill be found in
A somewhat novel burglary took place a few
nights since in the store of C. W. Smith, 22
Pollock street It appears on closing tbestore
at night, two one dollar bills were left in the
till, and in the morning were missing. On
making an irvestigation one of the bills was
found protruding from a little crevice in a box,
which, upon being brought to light and Open
ed, showed a fine little mouse nest well lif-d
with some ten dollars worth of small ngci,
which were torn up in small pieces. We have
heard of men lighting cigars with bank nates,
and of mice lining their nests, but it is reserv
ed for us to congratulate our friend Smith, that
his success in business is such as to enable aim
to furnish these cunning little thieves a fine
but costly nest. Truly it is a great thing to
be a sutler, and great are the profits thereof.
We learn that the Hon. George E. Badger, of
Raleigh, was on Sunday morning the 4th inst
prostrated by a stroke of paralysis. He had
been making bis accustomed morning visi to
the Dodd mineral spring, on the outskirts of
that City, and on his return was suddenly
stricken to the ground. His situation was
soon discovered, and he was conveyed to his
home in a carriage. Drs. Johnson, E. Barke
Haywood, and R. B. Haywood were at ooce
snmmoned, and all that medical skill couldatjg
gest was done for him. On Sunday night? he
was bled copiously, and he rested well after
wards. We learn that he is now thought to
be better. Mr. Badger is, we believe, in the
66tb year of bis age.
Tbe Conacrip tis.su
The Richmond Enquirer and Destructives
have labored to make the impression that tbe
object of the Conservatives, in desiring to pass
the ten regiment-bill, was to break down and
prevent the execution of the last conscription.
So far as we know, there is no foundation for
The position of the Conservatives of North
Carolina, in regard to tne conscription, is
simply this :
North Carolina acquiesced in the first con
scription bill as a necessity a dernier resort to
meet a pressing exigency, which the foresight
of the government had failed to provide against
But North Carolina has never- acquiesced in
the principle of conscriptidn, and never will.
She regards it as unconstitutional, despotic
and dangerous to liberty. Nor does she recog
nize the right or duty of Congress to pass such
a law, except under an overruling necessity,
such as was said to exist when the first bill
was passed. Her people never have given
their sanction to the second conscription bill.
nor to the bill of exemptions passed at the late
session of Congress. Those of her Senators
and Representatives who voted for those bills,
will be made to feel at the proper time, at-the
hands of their constituents, their stern and
unqualified disapproval of those votes. - Mark
what we say. . .
But while we say thus much, we are op
posed to any factious opposition to, or afcy -unlawful
procedure against their .enforcement.
We hold that it is the duty of good citisens to
obey even a bad law, until it can be legiti
mately repealed. But we honestly belieTe that
it would be unwise, unjust and deeply injurious
to North Carolina to enforce those laws, es
pecially in our western counties, where there
are comparatively no slaves, and where their
iiiumim jMmjttLMin has nnarljf niniiimi ihnm
of ti'hting or working men,
Believing this, we hoped that the Legislature
at an early day, without endorsing the princi
ple ot conscription, would respectfully nrge
upon the President the propriety of suspend
ing the execution of the law in this State, as
he is authorized by the act to do at least,
until an imperious necessity demanded it, and
until all tbe other States had an equal pro rata
representation in the Confederate army with
Bat the proposition to raise ten regiments
of State reserves was an independent one, and
had nothing to do with the conscription. It
originated solely in a d-'.- on the part of the
Conservatives to protect our defenceless Eastern
brethren from utter ruin. The Destructives
have never seemed to care a fig about the con
dition of our Eastern counties. They have
opposed every State measure which has looked
to their protection. The bill originated Jirst,
xn tne conviction and assurance that the Abo
lition Government was determined to subjugate
north Carolina, f it took 1 00,000 men to do tt.
They bad almost positive evidence of this.
Secondly, in the tacit admission of the highest
Confederate authority or its inability to afford
the amount of protection which our authorities
felt our Eastern people required. This is the
gist of the whole matter.
In view of the above facts, it will be apparent
to every one that the passage of the ten regi
ment bill is still demanded by the necessities
of the case. The failure of Foster in his recent
raid must not be understood to mean an aban
donment of Lincoln's design. A large hostile
force is certainly concentrated on our Eastern
border, and we know not the hour when an
advance of the enemy may be made. Fore
warned, let us be forearmed. Raleigh Stand
Another Insult by the Richmond
Enquirer to the People of
The Richmond Enquirer of the 1st instant
contains the following ;
" Movements r North Carolina. We
learn from good authority, that the patriots of
North Carolina will take means to lay bare
before the people the insidious courses by
which tbe ends of treason are sought to be
subverted by a mischievous few in that State.
We are much gratified at this, and assure them
of tbe cordial sympathies of tbe whole Confe
deracy in the good work. Expose the snares
of the mischief plotters, and nothing more will
be needed But to do this is needed. Many
excellent men, who sincerely love their coun
try r and desire to do their duty as patriots and
good citizens, have been misled by artful mis
representations, and engaged in coursss which,
they correctly understood, they would
abhor. It is due to those that the truth shall
be displayed before them. Let it be proclaim
ed from press and from rostrum. It is migbty
and will prevail ; only let it be manfully
This, indeed,, is no time for undue mincing.
When the life of a people is in issue, flimsy
veils and disguises are not to be respected.
file tree must be judged, not by its Ibliage,
but by its fruit. The man who is ever and
always and systematically sowing jealousies
and enmities and distrust among brethren -r
ho is ever weakening the arm ot government
by malignant attacks attacks upon measures
ud upon motives -T anu wno secKS to array in
hostile collision, co-ordinate authorities at a
time when the harmonious ellorls ot all are
ecessary to the public safety that man is an
enemy, profess what he may.
The charity that would w ithhold this judg
ment, is not charit3 but weakness. Said a
quaint old gentleman whose charity was ap
pealed tor to cover an obvious crime, "Charity
beheveth all things, it is true; but charity is
not a fool either ! "
While, then, the soldiers from North; Caro-
lina are covering themselves with fame in the
battle fields of their country, (as witness for
example, the laurels won by the 57th North
Carolina Regiment, at Fredericksburg, an ac
count of which was published on the 25th
ult.,) let the patriots at home protect the fair
name and fame of the old North State from
the plottings of those whose hearts are with
Tbe "mischievous few" in this State to
whom the Enquirer refers, embrace two-thirds
of the people of North Carolina. These peo
ple, called Conservatives, are truer to liberty
and the Confederate cause than the Enquirer
and its masters behind the curtain, for whom
it speaks. They have sent thousands of their
sons and brothers to Virginia, to fight and die
for that cause, while they have labored dili
gently at home, and stinted themselves, to
provide shoes and clothing for these sons and
brothers. We say they are truer than the
Enquirer and its masters, because they are
animated not by the love of office and spoils,
but by a sincere devotion to the cause.
But the "patriots'" of North Carolina are
making arrangements to expose the " insidi
ons" and " treasonable " conduct of tbe Con
servatives. Does the Enquirer know who
these "patriots" are? Why, in nine cases
out of ten they are disappointed office-seekers
broken down politicians gaseous original
secessionists, who labored to bring on tbe war,
and boasted of what they would do to whip
the Yankees, but who have not yet fired the
first gun ex-office-holders, who are squealing
and complaining because the public that has
been forced from their mouths embittered
partisans, who hate every one who prefers
country ta party bankrupts in fortune, in
reputation, and principle ; these are the
" patriots" who are to aid the Enquirer in its
insolent attempts to dictate to the people of
North Carolina, and to brand two-thirds of
our people as traitors to the government 1 The
Enquirer wants these " patriots" to assail
our people through the press and from the
stump. Well, let them do it Let them take
the stump, if they dare. Let them take it and
denounce the Conservatives of tbe State as
traitors, and the people will turn their backs
upon them with scorn and walk away. Let
them take the stump, and true men every
where in the State will do the same, until the
Enquirer and its faction at Richmond, and the
partizan administration of Jeff. Davis, shall
have been thoroughly exposed to a patient
but indignant people. One of these " patriots "
is John Spelman of the State Journal, who to
the shame of the Enquirer and of the admin
istration at Richmond be ft spoken, has more
influence with them than tbe most eminent
Conservative among ps. This man Spelman,
we tell the Enquirer, is a mere adventurer,
without principle, property, or character. His
office is substantially owned by a clique of
politicians, and he is a mere tool in their
hands. We knew the Enquirer well when
Thomas Ritchie had control of it We had
the honor to act with that great man, and to
enjoy his respect and confidence. lie never
attempted to lecture the sovereign State of
North Carolina, or to dictate her people. He
never allied himself with such characters as
Spelman, nor would he have condescended to
use such a tool to effect his purposes. But the
Enquirer has fallen since that day. It is now
the mere -echo of power. Its articles are
dipped it) the gall of party. Its advisers are
not what they one were statesmen and pa
triots but mousing politicians, corrupt hang
era on to the skirts of power, and unprincipled
Jews and Englishmen.
The Enquirer compliments our brave troops,
and it also frequently compliments Gov. Vance.
Two thirds of our troops were Union men op
to Lincoln s proclamation, as Gov. Vance was.
I'Ucbfcold Union ftcn; gu-ealluil. m i
servatires of the State, who have been forced
by the inquirer s allies here to assume a party
attitude. These Conservatives, in the army
and out of the army, are one and indivisible.
They think, and feel, and speak alike. There
is no difference between them. The Enquirer
cannot consistently compliment a portion of the
Conservatives and abuse another portion. But
it does no for effect It knows it will not do
to assail Gov. Vance, though it did all in its
power to defeat his election ; aud it com
pliments our troops with the hope of
changing their feelings towards their
Conservative friends at home, and thus plays
into tbe hands of those army correspondents
who talk of marching the men home to "break
up our infernal Legislature 1" Our braze boys
are lndittcrent to both the compliments and
the censures of the inquirer.
lhe duty we are performing of exposing the
inquirer is oy no means a pleasant one. i?ui
it has been forced upon us and we shall not
shrink from it. We shall notice hereafter other
articles in that paper, in which great in jus' ice
is done to our Stale and people. Raleigh
Tbe Register, of the 24th December, says :
" Mr Smith, Conservative ' Senator from Ma
con, said, in his place that rather than to see the
civil authority give way to the military in North
Carolina in a single instance he would be willing
to see Worth Carolina hoist tne Lone star, and
set op and independent Government for herself.
in other woros Conservative senator bmitb
would let spies and traitors roam at large, do
their deeds of black villany, and escape detec
tion and punishment, for it is obvious that if such
persons are not promptly dealt with their exam
ple and machinations may prove fatal to our
The Register, in its anxiety to make party cap
ital, has done Mr. Smith gross injustice. The
following, prepared for us by Mr. Smith himself,
is what he said on the occasion referred to :
In the discission of this subject, all the
speakers on both sides of this question have ac
nowledged that grievous wrongs have been com
mitted. It is clear to my mind that nothing has
been proposed but the original bill, which pro
vides a remedy equal to tbe magnitude of the
wrongs committed, in all violent attacks, the
physician applies powerful remedies. So in the
bodv politic, wnen tne wrongs are violent, the
remedies must be powerful and stringent.
In every instance, where we have attempted
to assert tbe supremacy ol the civil over tbe mil
itary authority, we have been charged by impli
cation, at least, with advocating measures that
' would come in conflict with the Confederate
government. This blending military authority
ith tbe Confederate government in the argu
ment seems to imply that gentleman regard the
two as synonymous. If this be so, we are al
ready nnder a military despotism one which is
to spread its arms over the whoie body politic.
If it be admitted that the military and Confed
erate government are synonyms, I am for speak
ing oat huldly and fearlessly. It matters not to
me from what quarter a military despotism comes,
whether from tbe Confederate or State govern
ments, I shall oppose it. Every thing that over
rides tlie civil authority and crushes the rights
of the eitizen, who is outside of the military or
ganization, I shall unhesitatingly opposs. H ith
er than to submit to a military despotism, the
good old State had better raiso the Lone Star,
and go back to her own declaration of 1775, and
re-assert her own independence."
That is what Mr. Smith said, and not that
" rather than see the civil Authority give away
to the military in North Carolina, in a single in
stance, &e." Will the Register do Mr. Smith the
justice to publish his language as reported by
himself 1 ' Of course not.
Forfo.ur part, we endorse every word Mr. Smith
has said. We are not willing to exchange one
military despotism for another ; and " rather than
to submit to a military despotism, the good old
State had better raise the Lane Star, and go back
to her own declaration of 1775, and re-assert ber
own independence." If the Register and those
whom it represents, are prepare 1 for a military
despotism, or disposed lo become the advocates
of such a government, then are they white slaves
and unworthy of tbe blessing of liberty which is
hoped the present revolution will secure for us
The Rider on the Right Horse.
The charge made by the Richmond Enquirer
and the Destructives against the Conservatives
sf the Legislature, that they designed to bring
this State in conflict with the Confederate
Government by the passage of the ten regi
uient bill, is sufficiently met and refuted by
tbe publication of the bill itself. But we
design to make the case still stronger, and
show by undeniable evidence, that if at any
time any party or faction in this State has
shown a disposition to thwart tbe Confederate
Government in prosecuting the war or to risk
a conflict with it, it has been the Destructive
From the issue of Lincoln's proclamation in
April 1861, down to the present day, tbe Con
servatives of North Carolina have been most
active and energetic in resisting the Lincoln
tyranny and in prosecuting the war to a speedy
peace. By far tbe greater portion of the vol
unteers from this State in tbe Confederate
army are Conservatives. Most of them are of
the rank and file few of them ever having
been promoted to offiee except by the privates
themselves. Those of them who have staid at
home have given more money, clothing, &c,
to support the war than the Destructives. The
Destructives have mainly enjoyed the shade
offices, while the Conservatives have done the
fighting and poured out their money. The
most unconscionable speculators and extor
tioners upon the necessaries of life, which has
so damaged the South, have been Destructives.
We speak of what we know in North Caroli
na. ' Let the Richmond Enquirer dispute it, if
But more than this. It is well known that
the Conservatives have always advocated the
raising of troops by volunteering, or if need
be, by the draft. They have always insisted,
that as soon as troops were raised and organiz
ed, they should be transferred to the Con fede
rate Government, as the common, constitutional
agent for carrying n the war. The Des
tructives of North C'r.i olina have opposed this
bitterly and strongly. It is well known that
after the ten regiments of State Troops were
raised here, that the Destructives of the Slate
Convention opposed with might and main
their transfer to the Confederate Government
To the Conservatives of the Convention is the
Confederate Government indebted for the
transfer of all our soldiers, arms ta The
Destructives were anxious to keep the ten
regiments of State Troops under State control,
in order to promote the interests of their fac
tion by appointing their favorites to office, and
for other purposes. The Conservatives were
immovable in their determination to make the
transfer, which was demanded by the good
faith of the State to the common Government
and by the Constitution, and they succeeded.
Let tbe Enquirer deny this, if it dare. Ra
The Virginia Dictatorship.
We are not surprised to find the Raleigh Regis
ter following the lead of the Richmond Enquirer
in its attempt to dictate to the people of this
State. Tbe instincts of the Register are all that
The Register characterises the ten regiment bill
scats. ' 1 It aayi ft Is "pnzzled
which most to wonder at, its wickedness or its con
summate folly." The Register, it will be seen,
is an apt scholar of the Enquirer. The latter pa
per charges treason on a portion of tbe members
of our Legislature, and says there is a " plot " in
Raleigh to " break tha nnity" of the common
government The Register eays amen to this,
and declares ts the world that the State has been
"disgraced." "Disgraced by what? Why, by
a simple effort to raise troops to repel the invad
er! Virginia, Georgia, and South Carolina have
done this very thing, and yet the Enquirer and
Register have not even noticed their action.
Why this hectoring, this abuse towards North
Carolina, and this silence in regard to other
States, who have done what she attempted to do f
The reason is obvious. North Carolina is a Con
servative State, and the papers referred to are
seeking to make party capital out of her conduct
as a sovereign State. These papers, and those
who control them, " live, move, and have their
being" in party. They never draw a breath out
side of or above party.
We deny that North Carolina has "disgraced'1
herself, or broken faith with her co-States, or that
the ten regiment bill, as charged by the Enquirer,
is an "outrage." North Carolina has never yet
' disgraced" herself, or broken faith, or "plotted'
against her allies ; and tbey who say that she
has, are her enemies, and calumniators of he
Ths following extract from General Order No
53, of the Adjutant General of South Carolina,
will show that that State has eight regiments of
reserves in the field on her own coast:
The Second, Third, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh,
Eighth, Ninth and Eleventh Regiments of the
1st Corns of Reserves having been accented for Con
federate service, and reported for duty, and a sutS
cient time having elapsed to afford all persons,
desiring exemptions for their overseers, an oppor
tunity to present their applications to this office,
after this date no application will be considered
or acted on for tbe exemption of persons as over
seeri w bo are liable to duty in either of said
And the following extract from tbe Savannah
Republican, of the proceedings of the House of
Representatives of Georgia, on the 13th of last
month, will show that the two regiments recently
authorized by the Georgia Legislature, are to be
raised directly out of those subject to conscription.
The Republican's correspondent says :
In the House, this morning, a motion was
made to reconsider tha bill to organize two regi
ments of State troops. Mr Lee favored the mo
tion, on the ground that State troops will effect
an unnecessary and ruinous expense upon tbe
treasury. Capt. Burke opposed the motion.
Judge Love favored tbe motion, for the purpose
of adoptiug the original bill, which would take
the troops from those not subject to conscription,
Mr. Stephens opposed tho motion to reconsider,
and took occasion to disclaim all hostility to the
President or the execution of the Conscript law.
The motion to reconsider was lost." Raleigh
The Rich Drop.
A large amount of land in this State was this
season olanted in corn, and it was reasonable to
expect an enormous crop, capable of supplying
that speeies of food in superabundance at a low
price. But the season was marred by n drought,
aud iu many parts of the State the corn crcp was
seriously injured, so that there will be no snper-
abuiidance, and scarcely more than was pro
duced last 3 ear from much less laud planted
that createst of cereiils.
The production of rice, too. this year, has been
curtailed to a considerable extent by the remo- j
val or planters Irorn i ine iwewater region, ot.u, .
lie ae&nrUQ lur rice uaa ueeu trut-u, iinu muitj nun i
have planted have generally made good crops -
If saved, tbe rice crop will very materially aid in
supporting our people and the army collected for
our "deftfuctt. Charleston Hcrcury. J
More or the Bitterness of Party.
The Register quotes from letters written by
officers in the army in which tbe Legislature of
this State is grossly and unjustly- assailed.-'
These letter-writers affect to believe that the Con
servatives of the Legislature are iu favor of a
re construction of the Union ! A grosser libel
was never uttered. Those who make the charge
are either to be pitied for their ignorance or de
spised for their malice. The charitable construc
tion to be placed on such conduct is, that the
writers have been misled by sucb papers as the
One of these officers speaks of the army return
ing home to "break up the infernal Legislature I''
We give this as a specimen of tbe mob spirit
which the Register is encouraging It is tha
language of a desperate man, uttered through
desperate newspaper. The truth is, two-thirds
of our soldiers agree in opinion with Gov. Vance
and the conservatives of the Legislature. If
these officers, who were no doubt appointed on
account of their political opinions, should attempt
to gratify their partizan rnslace by " breaking up
tbe infernal Legislature," as ene of them calls it
they would soon find themselves tossed on tha
bayonets of the Conseivative soldiers of tho
One of these writers says, "Our soldiers have
every confidence in Gov. Vance, but with one
voice they deprecate, condemn. and denounce ther
Legislature tor its position of antagonism to toe
Confederate government" We repeat, there is
no difference of opinion between Gov. Vaoca
and tha Legislature. The very measure which
this writer denounces as antagonistic to the com
mon government. Gov Vane himself recommended.
Instead of being antagonistic to the government, '
it is in harmony with it. This writer shows his
ignorance of the views and feelings of oar sold
iers in Virginia Every one of them is anxious
to see the State defended, and nearly every one
of them would be glad to bear that the State hal
raised ten regiments for that purpose. Next to
the pleasure it would give them to eome home
themselves to repel the enemy, would be their
gratification at hearing that troops had been
organized in tbe State with that view. Raleigh
THE BATTLE AT SPRINGFIELD
The Enemy Badly Whipped in a
Thirteen Hours' Fight. .
ANOTHER REBEL DEFEAT AT
- - Sr. Louis, Jan. 18.
A dispatch from Gen. Brown to Gen. Curtis,
daled Springfield, 8th, says the battle at that
place lasted thirteen hours. The enemy num
bered 5000 picked mounted infantry, with two
rifled guns. The expedition was fitted out on
the Arkansas river, and marched at least fifty
miles in twenty-four hours, skirmishing with
our scouting parties most of the way. Tha
enemy opened fire on the town without giving
notice to remove the sick, or women and chil
dren. Our forces, consisting of Missouri Stats
militia, Iowa troops, enrolled Missouri militia,
convalescents and stragglers, numbered 2600,
with two old iron howitzers, one iron 6-pounder
mounted en wagon wheels, and two brass
6 pounders. At Fort Lyon the enemy were
badly whipped. Gen. Brown was treacherously
shot from a secesh residence wbile leading
A dispatch from Gen. Warren, dated Hous
ton, Texas county, 16th, says the enemy are
in full retreat toward Arkansas. Marmaduke's
(rebel) force in the Hartsville fight was be
tween 4000 and 6000 strong. Their loss was
about 800 killed, wounded and prisoners. The
famous guerrilla McGould was among the
killed, and tbe notorious guerrilla Porter was
The Fight on the Blackwater. '
Official Dispatches from Gen.
and Gen. Peck,
Hashington, Friday, Jam. 18.
The fallowing has been received at the head
quarters of the army here
Fortress Monroe, Thursday. Jan. 15.
Major Gen. H. IV. Balleck, General in-Chief, Hash
The Kichmond papers are boasting that Gen.
Pryor repulsed our troops near New-Providence
Church on the 9th inst.
Tbe following dispatch of tbe 10th Inst , from
Gen. Peck, gives the true version of tbe affxir.
His attack was repulsed by our mounted rifles,
under Major Wheelan.
It is due to the latter and to our troops that the
truth should he known, and if you see no objec
tions. I would be glad to have the dispatch pub
lished. JOHN A. DIX, Major General.
Dispatch from Gen. Peel.
Suffolk, Jan. 10.
The enemy crossed the Blackwater in con
siderable force and attempted yesterday to
drive in our right wing at Providence Church.
Infantry, cavalry and artillery were employed
by tho rebels but tbey were repulsed by Maj.
VVheelan's New York Mounted Kifies. At
dusk the enemy's advance was charged upon
and driven back upon its supports. At inter
vals through the night shells were thrown
from the rebel batteries.
JOHN J. PECK,
Major General Commanding.
IMPORTANT from ARKANSAS.
t lhe EXOrdilistBi
tp the ArUna.
CAPTURE OF ARKANSAS POST.
All the Guns, Stores and Ammunition, taut
from 5,000 to 7,000 Prisoner Taken.
Cairo, Friday, Jan. 16.
The rasa StcUzerland arrived this evening from
she brings news of the taaing of Arkansas
Post, on the Arkansas River, one hundred mile
from the month, by the land and naval forces
under McClernancI and Porter. The surrender
occurred on Sunday, with all the guns, stores
Full particulars have not yet been received.
Our loss was reported 200. Rebel loss, 550 in
led and wounded, and from 5.000 to 7.000
prlsaners taken. These resnlts may be modified
by further and more authentic accounts.
A correspondent in Dorchester communicates
the following :
There is now living in Dorchester, Mass.,
and were assembled together on Thanksgiving
day, four generations, viz: a gentleman, his
son, grancson ana great grandson, in a Douse
which has been owned and occupied by five
preceding generations. The first came to this
country in 1630 m the vessel caned the "Mary
and John," and soon after built the house
which is at present oocup.cd by his great-great-great-grandson,
who has himself a great-grandson.
As will be seen by the records and wills
in possession of the family, the property ha3
never been owned by any one out of the faro-
ify or name since this part of the country has
been settled by the white man. lhe child
,(ho ninth Kencration) ilas ac present livin
fc t al, ftlir Krand-parent.S tl ree
- . , , - . ,
great-grand.nothers, and one great-grandiatber.
A here is also living in the family an aunt to his
great - grandmotUer, aged 02 years and sctcd.