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GEO. HILLS JOV.CDITOR.
NEWBERN, 1ST. O-
SATURDAY JANUARY 24. 1863.
f3FWs. Lisbham, Jk., editor of the-4r-my
A Navy Journal, Si3 School St.. Boston, is
our sole agent for that city. Any contract en
tered into by htm, for advertising or subscrip
tion on our account, will be ratified by us.
Mr. Lingham is also authorized to act as our
agent in New York, and elsewhere.
18tli Army Corps, V
New Berne, Jan. 21, 1863. J
GENERAL ORDERS NO. 30.
No person except officer and men of the Army
and Navy ol the United States being entitled, by
the Regulations, to wear the nniform or buttons of
either service, it is hereby prohibited foi any Der
on. sutler or otherwise, to wear any portion of the
uniform 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. 6. Foster,
Asst. Adjt. Gen.
Department of North Carolina,
New Berne, Dec. 31st, 1862.
GENERAL ORDERS, SO. 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 their 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, I
New Berne, Jan. 2, 1863. J
OKNERAL HDEItS, NO. 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 Maj. Gen. Foster,
(Signed) J. F. ANDERSON,
Major and A. A. A. Gen.
Headquarters, 18th Army Corps,
Newbern, Jan. 4th, 1863. J
SPECIAL ORDERS, NO. 4.
The Provost Marshal will atterd to the im
mediate execution of General Orders 89 ami 1,
relating to the vacating of quarters in the city,
by officers. By command of
Btig. Gen. NAGLEE,
Commanding 18th Army Corps.
John F. Anderson, 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 the United
States, is earnestly solicited to an official notice
in our columns, affecting them. Those who
1 f..,. w l-nf1Tr f11 .,tl
what he undertakes to do, will be thoroughly
done, and as he is charged with the execution
f this order, there will bea speedy fluttering
. it is not promptly obeyed.
In the course of procuring recruits for the
company wc are raising, we have been Iron
bled at times, by the meddlesome interference
of persons who are professedly Union men,
-and who have wished us well with their
mouths, while their hearts are far from us.
Within the last few da s, we have been re
peatedly annoyed by such interference, on the
aart of those whose position should have
"taught them better. Such interference tends
to discourage enlistments, and such conduct
will nt 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
Hie 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 him out, and bring him to answer for it.
Notwithstanding, the rebuffs we sometimes
meet with in the course of recruiting, the
Gaston Guards are filling up their ranks, I
with a good, substantia! class of men. They
have been armed with Enfield rifles, the very
best arm in the service, and they are in the
hands of men who know how to use them,
and who will use them to some purpose if
Two soldiers belonging to the regiment
termed "Lost Inants," were drowned on
Tuesday night, nearMorehead City.
The last Greensborough 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 r
" The Enquirer can go or, dictating to a
free and sovereign people to its heart's content ;
though we feel satisfied that it might devote
its time and space to matters more rmniruedi-
ately under its legitimate jurisdiction, leaving
the affairs of another State to the management
of those who are more competent its own
people who are presumed to know its wants,
.nergencies and remedies ; and when North
Carolina needs the 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. Buss 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. Josiah O. Watson ; and Col. Russ
has 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 jewelry. Nothing i
else was take; . Smith thinks the burglar has
been badly takt . in on thai, icc
r- nublish to-day copious extracts fromii --icb
t-how an excited state cf
""Uvv.jire well wti tliy
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
be doubted that quite a general
" it cannot
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 very little confidence in tha wisdom,
the justice or the humanity of the 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 Burcn and
others, in tha course of which he says :
" On a recent visit to Europe, I found that
oj all Americans, past or present, none stand
so high in public estimation, for exalted pa
triolism and statesmanship, as the President
of the 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 but 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, William Gaston
and Stephen A. Douglas wire iD 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 rising
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."
tho fXHowinp- it wm thnt mir Raleigh
editorial friends are having a sweet time to
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 5th :
"The President was in fine health and spir
its, and bis intelligent, honest face, as he stood
before his admiring audience, gave the lie un
mistakeaoly te the declaration of Holden, that
he 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 him 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." The statement that
we have is one of the many lies of that miser
able sycophant, Spelman.
"The above from the Journal forces us to say
that Mr. Davis had but few political admirers
in that assemblage. They all respected him
as the Chief Magistrate of the countrv. but
they are not filled with admiration for either
the man or the politician."
The Raleigh Standard says that, "we stated
ivwbuuj ami. . j. .Ljuiuii, ui .ueuuir, iiuu
been arrested by the Confederate military au
thorities and consigned to the Bastile at Salis
bury, and that Mr. Badham, his 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, fn command of the Bastile at
that place, refused to allow the writ to be exe
cuted. He told Mr. Badham, among other
things, that he had two hundred bayonet at
his command, and that any attempt to arrest
him for refusing tt obey the writ, would be re
sisted. We 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 be would take no
further steps in the case.
"We have, therefore, an unmitigated military
despotism in our 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 tins city, ana 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 carried off. Mr. Loftin is a
man of excellent character, and we wish that
his sympathies could be enlisted in buhalf of
We learn that Gov. Vance has appointed Mr.
P. A. Wilson, of Forsyth, Assistant Quarter
master with the rank of Captain, in place of
Capt. C. W. Garrett. Capt. Wilson will sue
coed Capt. Garrett in the management of the
State clothing establishment in Raleigh for the
Owinsr tc the great demand for Gf n. Foster's '
official report of the Goldsbon Expedition, we j
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republish it again to day. It will be found in !
' another column.
A somewhat novel burglary took place a few
nights since in the store of C. W. Smith, 22
Pollock street It appears on closing thestore
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 lifd
with some ten dollars' worth of small naei,
which were torn up in small pieces. We have
heard of men lighting cigars with bank notes,
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 kim
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 his 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 eoce
snmmoned, and all that medical skill couldaqg
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 his age.
The Richmond Enquirer and Destructives
have labored to make the impression that the
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 the 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 conscripti6n, 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 any "un
lawful procedure against their .enforcement.
We hold that it is the duty of good citizens to
obey even a bad law, until it can be legiti
mately repealed. But we honestly believe 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
lliiw ii ik iim 1 1 nil mui Irnti norljr imnilia.1 tham
of fighting or working men.
Believing this, we hoped that the Legislature
at an early day, without endorsing the princi
ple ot conscription, would respectfully urge
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 the other States had an equal pro rata
representation in the Confederate army with
But 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- ' , e on the part o f 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 looted
to their protection. Ihe bill originated Jirst,
in the conviction and assurance that the Abo
lition Government was determined to subjugate
North Carolina, if it took 1 00,000 men to do it.
They had almost positive evidence of this.
Secondly, in the tacit admission of the highest
Confederate authority of 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 tacts, 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
ard. Another Insult by the Richmond
Enquirer to the People of
The Richmond Enquirer ol the 1st instant
contains the following;
"Movements in 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 the 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 the cordial sympathies of the whole Cenle
deracy in the good work. Expose the snares
of th'2 mischief plotters, and nothing more will
be needed. But to do this is needed. Many
excellent men, who sincerely love their coun
try,, and desire to do their duty as patriots and
good citizens, have been misled by artful mis
representations, and engaged in courses which,
if 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 mighty
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 bo respected.
The tree must be judged, not by its tbliage,
but by its Iruit. The man who is ever and
always and systematically sowing jealousies
and enmities and distrust among brethren ;
who is ever weakening the arm of government
by malignant a'.tacks attacks upon measures
and upon motives : and who seeks to array in
hostile collision, co-ordinate authorities at a
' time when the harmonious efforts of all are
j necessary to the public safety that man is an
enemy, profess wiiat he may.
The charity that wouid nithhold this judg
ment, is not charity, but weakness. Said a
quaint old gentleman whose chanty was ap-
PfeJ ? l" cover an obvious crime, Charity
helieveth all things, it is true ; but charity is
not a f(K)1 ejlDer "
While, then, the suldiers from orth 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
The "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 the 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 the 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
partizans, who hate every one who prefers
country to 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 ! The
Enquirer wants these "patriots" to assail
our people through the press ard 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 the State as
traitors, and tire 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 the most eminent
Conservative among us. 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. Ye 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. He 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 in the gall of party. Its advisers are
not what they onca were statesmen and pa
triots but mousing politicians, corrupt hang
ers 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 up
to Lincoln's proclamation, as Gov. Vance was.
I'titke ulJ llnimi liictV, SU-ealleil, uib tlm Oct
servatives of the State, who have been forced
by the hnquirer 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 so for effect, It knows it will not do
to assail Gov. Vance, though it did all in its
power to defeat his election ; and it com
pliments our troops with the hope of
changing their feelings towards their
Conservative friends at home, and thus plays
into the hands of those army correspondents
who talk of marching the men home to "break
up our infernal Legislature !" Our bra e boys
are indifferent to both the compliments and
the censures of the Enquirer.
The duty we are performing of exposing the
Enquirer is by no means a pleasant one. But
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 injus'ice
is done to our State and people. Ealeigh
The 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 tlie military in North
Carolina in a single instance he would be willing
to see North Carolina hoist the Lone Star, and
set up and independent Government for herself.
In other words ' Conservative ' Senator Smith
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 be said on the occasion referred to :
In the 1 iserw sion of this suhiect, all the
speakers on both sides of this question have ack
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 the magnitude of the
wroncs committed, in all violent attacks, the
physieian applies powerful remedies. So in the
body politic, wnen me wrongs are violent, the
remedies must be powerful and stringent.
In every instance, where wo have attempted
to assert the supremacy ot the civil over the mil
itary authority, we have been charged by impli
cation, at least, with advocating measures that
would come in conflict witb the Confederate
government. This blending military authority
wth the 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 ! ldly and fearlessly. It matters not to
me from what quarter a military despotism comes,
whether from the Confederate or State govern
ments, I shall oppose it. Everv thing that over
rides the civil authority and crushes the rights
cf tiio citizen, who is outside of the military or
ganization, I shall unhesitatingly oppose. Bath
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 J775, and
re-assert her own independence."
That is what Mr. Smith said, and not tli
" rather than see the civil authority give away
to the military in North Carolina, in a single in
stance, &c." Will the Register do Mr. Smith the
justice to publish his language as reported by
himself t Of course not.
For,o.ur part, we endorse every word Mr. Smith
has said. We are not willing to
military despotism for another ; and " rather than
to submit to a military despotism, tho pood old I
Slate hail better raise the L-jne Star, and go back 1
to her own declaration of 1775, and re assert her
own independence." If the Register and those
whom it represents, are prepare i for a military
despotism, or disposed to become the advocates
of such a government, then are they white slaves j
anu unwormy ot me otessing or liberty winch is
hoped the present revolution will secure fur us
The Rider on the Right Horse.
The charge made by the Richmond Enquirer
and the Destructives against the Conservatives
wf the Legislature, that they designed to bring
this State in conflict with the Confederate
Government by the passage of the ten regi
ment bill, is sufficiently met and refuted by
the 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 the 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 18G1, down to the present day, the 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 the greater portion of the vol
unteers from this State in the Confederate
army are Conservatives. Most of them are of
the rank and file few of them ever having
been promoted to office 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 Confede
rate Government, as the common, constitutional
agent for carrying- the war. The Des
tructives of North L'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 State
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 ic 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 the Enquirer deny this, if it dare. Ea
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. The instincts of the Register are all that
The Register characterizes the ten regiment bill
f)atsr"cTt says ft U "ponied
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 the members
of our Legislature, and says there is a " plot " in
Raleigh to break the unity" of the common
government The Register says amen to this,
and declares ts the world that ths State has been
"disgraced." " Disgraced" by what 1 Why, by
a simple effort to raise troops to repel the invad
er! Virginia, Georgia, and South Carol ins 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 regtrd to other
States, who have done what she attempted to do ?
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'
herself, or broken faith with her co States, or that
the ten regiment bill, as charged by the Enquirer,
is an "outrage." North Carolina ha never yet
disgraced" herself, or broken faith, or "plotted''
against her allies ; and they who say that she
has, are her enemies, and calumniators of her
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 ri.-ld on her own coast:
"The Second. Third, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh,
Eighth, Ninth and Eleventh Regiments of the
1st Corps of Reserves having been accepted for Con
federate servtee. ami reported for duty, aud a sum
cient time having elapsed te afford nil persons,
desiring exemptions for their overseers, an opp r
tunity to present their applications to this office,
after this dste no application will be considered
or acted on for the exemption of persons as over
eer- who are liable to duty in either of said
And the follewing extract from the 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 the 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 tbu
treasury. Capt. Barke opposed the motion.
Judge Love favored the motion, for the purpose
of adopting 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 nil hostility to the
President or the execution of the Conscript law.
The motion to reconsider was lost." Kalcigh
The Rich Crop.
A larjre amount of land in this State was this
season planted in corn, and it was reasonable to
expect an enormous crop, capable of supplying
that species of food in superinbundance at a low
price. Uut tlie season was marred oy a urongnt,
and in nianv parts uf the State the corn crcp was
I seiionsly injured, so that there will be no super
abundance, and scarcely more than was pro-
duced last year from much 'ess laud planted in
j that greatest of cerettls.
The production of rice, too. this year, tins been
curtailed to a considerable extent by the remo
val oi planters from the tidewater region. St. II,
tlie season tor nee nas Deen goon, aim moss woo
nae piauieu uave jjeucirtiij' uiauc ijuuu i-iujpi
If saved, the rice crop will very materially aid in
snnri.iii - rmr wonle nnd the arm v collected for
oar defence Chcrlaton Mercury. j
more or the Rlt femes or Party.
The Register quotes from letters written by
officers in the army in which the Legislature of
this Strife is grossly mid nnjustly assailed.-
These tetter writers affect to believe that the Con
servatives of the Legislature are in favor of a
re construction of the Union ! A grosser libel
was never uttered. Those who make the cbarga
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 tha
writers haro been misled by such papers as tho
One of these officers speaks of the army return
ing home to "break up the infernal Legislature V
We give this as a specimen of the mob spirit
which the Register is encouraging It is the
language of a desperate man, uttered through a
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 donbt appointed on
account of their political opinions, should attempt
to gratify their partizan maiacc by " breaking up
the infernal Legislature," so one of them calls it
they would soon find themselves tossed on ther
hajonets of the Conseivative soldiers of tho
One of these writers says, "Our soldiers have1
every confidence in Gov. Vance, but with one
voice they deprecate, condemn. and denounce ther
Legislature for its position of antagonism to tba
Confederate government." We repeat, there is
no difference of opinion between Gov. Vnnco
and the Legislature. The very measure which
this writer denounces as antagonistic to the com
mon government. Gov Vance 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 our sold
iers in Virginia Every one of them is noxious
to see the State defended, and nearly every one
of them would be glad to hear that the State had
raised ten regiments for that purpose. Next to
the pleasure it would give them to come home
themselves to repel the enemy, would be their
gratification at hearing that troops had been
orgunized in the State witb that view. Raleigh
THE BATTLE AT SPRINGFIELD
The Enemy Badly Whipped in a
Thirteen Hours' Fight.
ANOTHER REBEL DEFEAT AT
St. Loris, Jan. 18.
A dispatch from Gen. Brown to Gen. Curtis,
dated Springfield, 3th, 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. Tho
enemy opened fire on the town without giving
notice to remove the sick, or women and chil
dren. Our forces, consisting o Missouri Statu
militia, Iowa troops, enrolled Missouri militia,
convalescents and stragglers, numbered 2600,
with two old iron howitzers, one iron 6-pounder
mounted on wagon wheels, and two brass
6-poundcrs. At Fort Lyon the enemy were
badly whipped. Gen. Brown was treacherously
shot from a secesh residence while leading a
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 5000 strong. Their loss was)
about 300 killed, wounded and prisoners. Tha
famous guerrilla ftlcGouId was among the
killed, and the notorious guerrilla Porter was
The Fight on the Blaokwater.
Official Dispatches from Gen. Dix
and Gen. Peck.
Washington, Friday, Jan. 18.
The fallowing has beeu received at the head
quarters of the army here .
Fortress Monroe, Thursday. Jan, 15.
Major Gen. H. If. UalUck, General in-ChUf, Wask
The Richmond papers are boasting that Gen.
Pryor repulsed our troops near New-Providence
Church on the 9lh inst.
The following dispatch of the 10th inst , from
Gen. Peck, gives the true version of the affxir.
His attack was repulsed by oar mounted rifles,
under Major Whcelan.
It is due to the latter and to our troops that the
truth should he known, and if you see no objec
tions, Z 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 the rebels but they were repulsed by Maj.
Wheelan's Hew York Mounted Rifles. 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.
Sticees of ibe Eipecliiion
Vp tba ArUaa.
CAPTURE OF ARKANSAS POST.
All the Guns, Store and Ammunition, ami
from 5,000 to 7,000 Prisoners Taken.
Cairo, Friday, Jan. 16.
The ram Switzerland arrived this evening front
She brine news of the taking of Arkansas
Post, on the Arkansas River, one hundred miles
from the mouth, by the land and naval forces
under McClernand 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
killed and wounded, and from 5,000 to 7.000
prisaners 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, grandson and great grandson, in a house
which has been owned and occupied by five
preceding generations. The first came to this
country in 1630 in the vessel called the "Mary
and John," and soon after built the houso
which is at present o?eup ed by his great-great-great-grandson,
who has himself a great-grandson.
As will lie seen by the records and wills
in possession of the family, the property has
never been owned by any one out of the fam
ily or name since this part of the country has
been settled by the white man. The child
;tho ninth generation) has ac present living
both parents, all four jrrand-parents, ti ree
great-grandmothers, and one great-graiidtather.
There is also living in the family an aunt to his
great - grandmother, aged 02 years and stvca