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I). K. UIcItAE, Editor.
All letters on business of the OJEcr, to b3 directed to A. K. GORMAN & Cc-t TlKoiUY, .TIMAUY 31, 1SC5. Nfv Kates. arcscnirTiux ad adv?;rtiixg. Uiilv one month, Ihnly three months, lji'y tlx months, Tri-WY-ek'y three rncnths, Tri-Wt-vkly six months, V.'eekiy three moLthr, Weekly t'x month'', Advert'in:: per Fq'.uro, $10 20 40 15 80 10 20 5 TJiCs; of our citizens who arc willing to Hub.n't, an'! acr-pl reco-.structi.ji with the Stat-? f :1s N jrth, ar:j int. aetui'el by n 1. ? f. th-t zih an A vvou!d bo ery bers ti:ie.i ti tn. Tue lority of thtf pro.p-'Ct, is n"t whit entices t';?ti to ridi on, t- w:i t wj b-Iirvo w.' l,o o'lr c--.-rt.ti i d-stm :tb:i : an-l this i Si'lijien'ly cvj le it. not orjly ir-jin the ur.A'-iaii'y with whi ;li th?y aree I, ti tie bs-g;ar.i--j. thit. j",priti i orjee ciT-i-t- l.houU be final ar.d etornal u only from the very ihrk picture, which even the m '3t f-up.rrrici.il icw i -f tho coi-equences of recontt! u:tior , present hut also from their own statement that thf-y prr f' r reconstruction by consent, as the i!t run ii e to .siihj-i itia, wbi.h to them i.i.s, to hi inevitable. Tli t:u':i h, they have so lively a srnss tf the ills under which they w-w fufjfrr, s) keen an appreciation of the Lard .ships they now cr. :!"'-. avi so -iei'liy an apprehension of the peri!.? which war entails ; that evils in the di.-u?:c-?, h wevcir giva have no tcrr is f r tl.eaj ; th it "the wearies and ticst io.it ht d wor!i y lif, that a.y ache penary imp! is n meiit on lay on nature," f-o it hi cupied with tv, ii i.'i their eyes a Paradise, v:,tn compared with their present statu ef cx5icnce. It is not ph. a, ant to ttand m the fore-liontof bat:!?, and tc-.e there-i fl-iIiin of the u;:s, and the desdiy ijlittr of the bayonets of an apprujcri" line of enemies; to hear the Loom; if the .reat gun-i, -he shriek:'."::, crashi;; and groaning of hostile shot a;:d shell, an 1 the sharp his-d'Jg of murderous bullet.; tj wiiuo-s Cm fall, nil around and iiboui u of o'.r best friends and daily com panions, who hive but a moment before, tiruuk lr r.i thc sime cup acd ea'.ea from the Faiaie pi t!or with cur.-tdves, aud see them carried cut f .he field streamii! with L'rl ficm evt-ry p -sihh) character of gha-t'y wouu.l. It U not very pleasaal even to know that oi'ws arc enduring these thiugs, aajoug whom ury ,,'ir v-n Others and brothers and cons, when wo are n t very certain but that our turn m.;y o..iaj next. It U rot agreeable, to the inos- p;'f'oUc of men, to have tlteir pri va!e pr.jj rrty ?ahoa for public" uses?, lither witii or w.!.h r.t just compensation. It is not areeabi ? t'- p iut batt'e without our own on-ent. iir-t. h.i;l a:.d obtained, and to know that there h- t stern unlen.lirg p nver in -x-isten-v, whioh ctn,- and at a?:y moment may, lay i's int I. r.d!e rrasp upon us, in the midst C'f tht' Jtiihts of money making and the Fwcet c-mver?c ff private life, snatch us away, un.l pi ice us amid the dangerous guns and swords, un.viilit'. emdidates for fame. It is not agreral 1 t talkative impu'sivc pl.ibn-thropi.-ts, who are not over well affected to wards the e mmon ciuso of their cuuntrvmon, to know th it the privalegc of the -writ cf Habeas C-rpa is in abeyance ; for phthin thr p!iy h;s no fair play, when men are ttriuglinj; for xitt-nee. It isiiL't pleasant to cat h.oir.riy fa-?, t dir.e sc.nily, to drink liomo-ma It liquors and wtar hemespun clothes, wlien trn; have been accustomed to Letter I hi;: gs. It is net pleavint for "hands that t!i? rod f empire might liave swayed," to be e-impr d to confiae themflves to r-onti meaa'.-r rmpl nnner.t and this class is so mi raeri'ii fo- ir. S.vift sava ''every man kno'.vs "that he f.: .h'rt-ituls religion and politic?, 'thoi:!i he never learned them; but "that "many pe p'? are eor.scious th.vt they do not "undfrs iti.l many other sciences, from having "never le irned t'f cm.'? And ji'iady, it is fairly dipu-'tivg" tounwarlike Gciurals "TfMt t;?Tir act a squadron in the field, "or th- difision ot battle know, "Mere tl.aa a spirter," to fnd th it their advice is net asked, nor their vo'.ur.teer counsel followed in the con duct of th. 1 war, the laanigcnnut of 'the war department, the assignment of generals to command j, the planning of campaigns, or the actu.il conduct of battles. l-'it let us consider ; these things are the natural, necessary and inevitable concomitants ot wtr, conducted on the exaggerated scale that we wr? compelled t use, in tho conduct of Ih'.s on-; anl th? par.gs ot neglected and in.-ultcd genius, are incident to every ae and tirr.e, a: d country. We earnestly exhort men who are endeavoring to shun these ills, Ly sub mission and reconstruction with the United States, to be very uro, that they will not be immcdiati ly ?uV-jecled to the same eviis, undir le-ss favorable circa m.-la-. cos, rafter a recon structs n wilht'aeir Northern brethren. Njw ju.t so surely as the Uuited States succeeds, in cajoling the States which coni pis? th Soalheru Confederacy, into submis sion and recoast ruction, ja-t ag certainly will the reconstructed uatioa h involved ia an in ttrmiLuble war with Great Rritain at:d France. The probability is so groat that it amounts to a certainty ; so gret that thinkiug men in th; ccuctry, have been astounded, that one, or Both of ths nations, have not already in terfered in enr affairs, on this side the water, to prevent so great a catastrophe ; ho grea that rcany yet believe, that they have only r?n Lerctcre withheld, because they were of opinion, that the South would hold its own ai;.at the Yankee nation, and that when they are satisfied th supremo moment of our fate has arrived, they will, even now, interpose to prevent th reconstruction of the old Union. Here will be a cation with ni:re than a million trained soldiers. Here will be men, who have for four or five years, given up all ether pursuits, to fallow the peculiar calling of she soldier, they are tired of it now, but let them return to thr ordinary evocations of e vil life, they' will fir,d tbecnselves unfitted for ihem, nd all exprience ha3 demonstrat ed, that there- is a ctraage fascination in the adventurous dashing life of a military career, for ihos who have once tried it they would be ready to fleck in thousands to the stand ard of any mfc, who coald afford them the old life of excitement and danger, to which they have become accustoned. There is hard y a fcreath of popular feeling which reaches as from the North, but is tainted with their hostility to these two nations; and our people are also naturally iudi rnant with them, for liit- col i blooded indifference and scorn, with 'which they appsr to strug 'le for existence. have regarded our Maximilian has f -tiadsd his empire ia Mexi o . Tho lower hiu-e of the Yankee Con gress, has pasacl resolutions, expressing the d-teinj;.nati on of the; Ymkee people, t miin tain the 2I nroe doctrine, which forbids the establishment of any European power on this continimt. Iu the passage of the consular an J Diplonitic bill, both Houses of the Yan kee tjjngre-s, have rafiised to recognize Max m liiau, as the lawful Governor of Mtxico. He is placed there and sustained by the French Einp?ror. The Yvike Governtneat has taken the preliminary steps to determine tho treaty of reciprocity bctwe?n the United .'kjitr-s and Groat Dritnio, and has mada ap propriations for b'.ilding gun b ats in the Canadian L ikes. Great Britain, on the other hand, ha ordered thirty g un'aoats, with thirty five hind red men, to cruise in those waters. Under these circumstances, we find Lit colo, at a period when, as he supposes we have Eitst lined some serious military disas ters, for the first time, sending Francis P JV. iir to Richmond upon an embassy it is said, of peace and reconstruction, and on hi3 returning unsucceessful sending him in hot haste, again. If reconstruction is effected, no more effectual methctd for consolidating Li . cola's power co'tld be suggested, than a p- p"Ur foreign war. Under such circum stances, who that s'edies passing events, can fail to perceive, that an immediate war, be tween th.2 reconstructed United States, atid Groai. Britain and France is inevitable? Such a war would be no child's play ; it would be gigantic in "its proportions ; the combined strength of Great Britain and France is enormous. An immense army and a huge nvy would have to be kept up, by, proba bly, as stern a conscription as that-to which wo are now subjected. Provost marshals w :;tild be statioucd at everv street corner, eS" p'.tiaily in the Southern States. The boom ing of cannon, the shrifking of shot aijd shell, the hissing cf. bullets, and the Cashing of sword and bnyonefe, would have to be met, then as now. Dcadi and blood and wounds would be then alsa occurrences of every day life. Slaves if we had any left and free negroes tuo, would be materia) forsoldierp, s:de by side t ith their lite masters. Who doubts tint ot:r p3rts would be blockaded by' the ;;r:..t fleets of these European nations, and heavy taxes, an inflated currency, high prices, haul timos, and humely living would again he the order of the day ? Who doubts that the privilege of the writ of habeas corpug would Le suspended; when Lincoln now ciaims and exercises the right to suspend it, by his proclamation alone, without the inter vention of Congress, and a recent debate in the Federal Congress discloses, that it is the eonstan practice, not only of President Lin c In cr his Sccietr-ry of State, but of any member of the Cabinet who chooses, and evea of the Solicitor ot the Treasury, to clap any man into prison-, up--n his own suspicion of anything, and there to keep him without trial, withemt intercourse with his friends,, without Any information of what he is charged withal? Who donate further, that there would bo then as bow, unappreciated states men and military, geniuses, of whom the v.a rll is not worthy," whose counsels would le neglected, and whose claims would be i noted in the conduct of the national affairs? And all this we would have to endure, not then as now, of cur own free will, to save ourselves, cur wives and our little oneg, frcm degradation and bondage, to maintain our own horjor, to sccura our own independence, witii the pure aspirations and the brave hopes which every Confederate soldier has a right to entertain ; but in obedience to the behests of our musters, to consolidate our fetters and to rivet cur chains. All non-combatants are requested to leave Augusta immediately. The Provcst Marshal is ordered to close ail peaces of business and amusement and see that all men under The age -of fifty, not physically di-ablcl, take their p.ees in the ranks. Wo are glad to sae this determination on the part of the military authorities to defend the city of Augusta, G3. New idTerliscmenti. Runaway taken up and committed to the jail cf Cabarrus County. $50 reward for a Pipe. For Hire a Ccok Washer and Iroaer. Court Notice Jahaston county. Auction to day at Creech & Litchford's. Rhlence for Rent. The Progress in along and labored article of yesterday, in wh'ch reconstruction is more than hinted at, asks, in. its usual croaking style, " what kind of a peace can we get?'' and proceeds to demonstrate with the use of croaking arguments and anything else than pa triotic figures that, the peace which we must finally accept, niust be upon just such terras as the Yankee government may, in the good ness of their hearts, see fit to tender us, pot-r, benighted, erring rebels. Iu fact, the Progress teems disposed to do any way, cr to take any thing, or nothing, just as it may suit the feel iag8 of " our brethren of the North," as the editor ef that paper very affectionately ternas the desoiators of our country. If we can get nothing, the Progress will take that, and be abundantly thankful ;ndeed, it would count itself fortunate, if, after losing all by Yankee yandanlism, as it pretends to have done, it could only be allowed to escape fsorn this go v ernraent of tyranny, to the blessed clim of Yankee freedom, where, in company with spirits black and white, copper colored and variegated, it could h allowed the humble privilege of mingling iu hisannahs to father Abraham, and, striking hands with those "dear " kiadred" of Yankee land so feelingly termed "our brethren of the Norih." In short, the Progress seems to be perfectly reckless as to the condidons ; all it wants is peace. Fortunately for the country; fortunately for freedtrn's sake; fortunately for the cause of hocor and patriotism, th Progress rep resents the views of but precious few per sons in this patriotic land of ours, and its teachings will not be productive of any great harm. Our suffering people, and bleeding soldiers have higher aims than ever warmed the bosom of that man who, for the sake of .petsonal ease or political aggrandizement would yield a just cause to fh.3 blandishments or intrigues of an inveterate foe. Our people set cut in this wiir for indepen dence. That is the goal for which they are striving. That is the goal for which the Progress has afonimo pretended to strive. That was the purpose for which North Caro-. li t.: a withdrew from the Gaernrnent of the United States. That was the cause for which Branch and Fisher, and Jackson and Stuart, and Johnson and Polk gave their lives. That is the great and all absorbing impulse which nerves the hearts of -patriots every where. That is the price which our soldiers demand in payment for ail their sufferings, privations and hardships. Can we take less ? Never. As-k the soldier if ha wants peace. He answers, "yes: peaces with independence; nothing less." And shall we, who feel not the pangs of hunger, the privations of the the camp, nor the fatigues of the march, be first to bow our heads in shame, in acceptance of such terms as the tyrant, may propose? Surely not. But, say the trembling petitioners for peace: Mr. Lincoln may allow us to dictate Gur own terms; only ask of us that " we lay down our arms and return to the' fold of" the old Government.'' Is that all? And will our people hi caught with such chaff? You recollect that we once formed a part of that sama old Government and, some of us, remember how these "North ern brethren " used to violate faith with us; would steal our property and when, under tho Constitution, we went in search of that property, we were maltreated and insulted. That was done in tho days of peace, long be fore the friends of the Progress assisted in votiDg North Carolina out of that old Gove-n-meut iuto the dominions of Jeff. Davis. If "our Northern brethren " would thus break faith with us in times of peace, whaf- might we not expect, after the terrible and vindic tive war which these same " brethren " have waged against us ? We should justly merit all the abuses and insults Ahat wou'd most cer tainly fall to our lot. The soldiers s ly : "fight it out to independence I" Tho foldierd have a right to be heard. And we say, let their patriotic will he done. We give below a copy of a bill recently passed by the House of Representatives to diminish the number of "exemptions." Of course it has to go to the Senate before it be comes the law of the land . "The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That so much of the act 'to organize forces to sprve during the war,' ap proved February 17, 1864, at exempts one person or overseer or agriculturist on each farm or plantation, upon which there were at specified time, fifteen ablebodied field hands' between the ages of sixteen and fifty, upon certain conditions, is hereby repealedr "Section 2 No exemption or detail shall be granted by the President or Secretary of War by virtue of said act, except of persons lawfully reported by a board of surgeons as unable to perform active service in thi fHd, persons over the age of forty years, and of artisans, mechanics, and persons of scientific skill employed by, or workingfor the govern ment, and shown by proper testimony to.be artisans, mechanics, cr persons of scientific skill'; and, with the sime exceptions, all ex emptions -and details heretofore granted by the President or Secretary of War by virtue of said act are hereby revoked; the bonds heretofore giren by exempted and detailed men shall bind them to comply with the same, only to an extent bearing the same pro portion to the whole amount which would bp due thereon in one yar if this act had not paseoaa the time they shall have been ex- ! emptea or detailed bears to a year. i ..e,.. q t m t rTrox 6. 2o person shall be exemnt oy virtue ot the act "to exempt contractor for carrying the mails of the Confederate States and the drivers of post "coaches and hacks from military servive '.approved April 14, 1863, unless such person shall be over forty-five years of age, except contractors personally engaged in the execution of con tracts now existing. The town of Esmeralda, Eqaador, was nearly destroyed by ire on the 9th r.f TWo?, I her. Loss $100,000. We have been repeatedly asked, "what -will this peace movement amount to ?" While we io not pretend to know what the future will develop; nor jretend to divine what were the influences which initiated the negotiations whicbare nowgoingon, wo feel no hesitancy in giving it as our opinion, that the yankees are extremely anxious to bring ab ;ut a cessa sation of hostilities bctwetfnhese two Govern ments, and, ihaf their anxiety is the result of. some outside pressure. From the best infor mation before the country, it is believed that affai s, between the United State 3 and two of the European powers, are becoming daily mere and more complicated, while the rea sons, which have .hitherto prevffeted these powers from recognizing the independence cf the Confederate States, are gradually being dissipated by each transpiring event. It -can no longer be denied, that the United States is treasuring up a mountain of wrath against both England and France ; nor will it be questioned, that it is the purpose of the Licoln Government, so soon f.s the present war shall have closed, to rc-aranounce, and, wiih force of aims, maintain the Monroe doctrine upm this continent. These things are evident to us, and of course, they are as readily seen and fully appreciated in Eu rope. While we have nev-sr been sanguine in the opinion, that foreign - powers would roaka haste tojuterfere in tins struggle ; still, we have never doubted, that, when tho proper hour, in their estimation, arrived, there would be interference, on the part of England and France, to prevent a reconstructioa of the old Union. Whether that time has arrived or not, we shall cot pretend to say, but, we re p3at, what we eaid in the outset, that the present anxiety of the Yankees to bring about a cessation of hostilities, is evidently the re sult of some outside jressure, and we are in clined to the belief, that that pressure comes from Europe, in the shape of recognition, at no very distant day. In the meantime, we caution our patriotic people against that cow ardly submission which would yield up all for which our armies have been fighting, just at the moment the day begins to eiawn. The Difference. Read the following and seo how a subjuga ted creaker talks : Peace may be near at hand, but it. can only come in one way, and that is the way pro posed by the Federal authorities, which means the restoration of the Union and the gradual emancipation of slavery, lilcigh Progress. Now read the proceedings of a meeting held in the army mid see' how men talk ; men who "know their rights, and knowing dare maintain them ; men who have borne the heat and burden of tho war; and after you have read them, draw the contrast between tho pa triotic sentiments they proclaim and the mis- erable submission proposed by the Progress. SPIRIT OF THE AKMTr Headq'rs Fiftt-tuird Ya. Regiment, January 24 I860. " At a meeting of the Fifty-third Virginia regiment, Stewart's brigade Pickett's division, the following resolutions were unanimously and enthusiastically adopted : Jiesolved., That, trusting to the justice of our cause 'and help of a just God, we mean to fight for liberty and the right of self-gov- eminent as long as the Southern Confederacy can furnish a cartridge or owns an acre. Pesolved, That we will be free; and to every base and dishonorable offer of peace and sub mission made by the enemy we wall reply ' w.ith the crack of our rifles and the shout of deance. - Resolved, That the enemy need not exult, nor our own people be depressed at temporary reverses or the kiss cf seaport towns or de fences; our revolutionary forefathers lost all these and more, and yet they were free shall we do or suffer less for HbTt3' than they 1 Eesolvea, That when Mobile, Charleston, Wilmington and even Richmond shall havi fallen, our detesteel foe wttl learn that his j b of subjugation has just fairly commenced, and will pei haps then be prepared to believe tint God has not decreed, either during the nineteenth or any other century, that the sun should ever set upon us a people conquered, disgraced and enslaved, llesolved. That these aro our sentiments, and we call upon our fellow soldiers, upon our people a; home, and up on our authorities to support and rally around us, and, with God's aid and blessing, we will bear the Southern Cross through fire and bloed till each 'star upon it shall glow and shine forever in the firmament of nations. William P. Bbadshaw, Acting Adjutant. The "Enquirer" thinks the proposition to impress all the cotton and tobacco in the Con federacy, now before the Congress, cannot bat be attended with the best results, if adopted In addition to the fact that it would give the Government an ample basis for the redemption of its notes and bonds.it would crystalise all selfish avarice into an interested patriotism which would make it so plainly the interest of every man to support th-3 Government, that there would no longer be any division among our people, but unity and harmony would extend throughout our land and t-3viva the confidence and faith of our people. Legislative Summary. A batch of three hundred and twenty-three nonimations for appointment a3 magistrates was acted on yesterday in the General Assem bly, all being concurred in. In the Senate Mr. Edis' resolutions to givj soldiers a bounty of fifty acres r ,. , negro fellew were dtscn?3cd, of land and one and the bill to exempt press employee frcm Home Guard duty lost on its second reading. In the House a resouLioa was adopted au thorizing his excellency, the Governor, to con tract with Stuart, Buchanan, &. Co., for a sup ply of salt for 1865. . Fbom Bklow. Everything quiet below. No change in the position of the enemy's land or sea forces. The weather is dreadfully cold. TFtf. Journal- GENERAL ASSEMBLY- OF SOUTH CAR0L1XA. SENATE. Monbav, Jan. 30, 18C5. Prayer by the Rev. It. S. Mason, Jr., of the EpLcopal church. Fn m the Ctmmittec on Propositions and Grievances tnc resolutions in the case of Dr. Henry P. Ritter, were reported with a recom mendation they do pass. 4.om the Committee on the Judiciary, the bill to prevent the further sacrifice of property (by the exaction of specie payments on exe cution) was reporicd with a request that the ci rnmi tee be dischargeel frcm the further con sideration thereof. So ordeied. A message, received from the Ho'iso, trans mitting appointments tf Magistrates, was then t-.ikn up and the appointments dicuts d. Pending this discussion, another message was recehed from the House transmitting other nomination. Mr. Pitch ford moved these mcssagr1, with accompanying lists,' be laid em the table. Ni t agreed ten yeas 11,. rays 19, and the nomi nations (hard on three hundred and fifty in number) we.rs then concurred in. Tlie hour ol twelve arriving, the specia1 or der therefor was taken up, being . Mr. Ellis' resolutions to nay to so'dicrs serving c ut the war, a b unty of fifty seres of land and one negro tijlow. Jh support of this resolution Mr. Eiiis spuke at some length, iVdarin-e; no one had a better right to both land ard ne groes than the man who was fighting lor the defence and possession of one and the ether, and in conclusion, saying he utterly scouted said s :ollVd at any idea of our now or hereaf ter being subjugated. At the conclusion of his remarks, Mr. Grier moved to strike out the words "who was not a slave bolder at the tiw e.f such enlistment' in order to make the boun ty equal as the service. Agreed to, yeas 1G, nays 10 Mr. Pattern moved to lay tho resolutions oa the table. Not agreed to. Mr. Arendell moved they be referred to the Judiciary Committe?, acd the Senate eo or dered. The bill to exempt the emidovcoj of newspapers from Ilt-mc Guard daiy, save in certain great etiiCPgencies, being beforo the Senate, Q Mr. Dick moved to amend by extending the provisions of tho bill to mill-wrights. Not agreed to, yeas 11, nays 17. Mr. Leitch. moved to exempt a deputy shciifJ ia counties where thero is no tax col lector. Not agreed to, yeas 13, nays 15. And the bill then failed to pass its third reading, yeas 14, nays 15. THE CAT OUT OF THE WALLET AT LAST. Mr. Horton moved an adjournment, sine die, on Wednesday next, the first of February, ,atd proee'-ding to advocate his motioa, de clared it wa3 usuless to .watt for the return of commissioners, when he was called to or der by Mr. ATcndell, who stated it was not in order to discuss in cpn session what had been agi tated in. secret, and'was nistaintd in the point raised by the Spei kcr.notw itbstaneling which, Mr. Horton proceeded to say that everybody knew Commissioners had been sent but did'nt know what for. (Laughter.) He was not iu favor of waiti.ig for somtbody, for in thi3 way the Senate mirht never be able to adjourn in case somebody did'nt come. (Renewed laugh ter.) Mr; Leitch moved the resolution be referred to the committee on adjournment, which was done, and tho Senate then adjourned. HOUSE OF COMMONS. Mr. Fowle in the Chair. A message was sent to the Senate transmitt ing a numberof appointments as magistrates. Mr. Brovn of Mecklenburg, moved a mess age bj sent the Senate proposing a joint order of adjournment, sine die, on Wednesday next, th e first of February at uine o'c ock a. m. Mr. Grissom moved the resolution be laid on the table. So ordered, yeas 44, nays 34. Mr. J. H. Hcaden moveel an adjournment on Friday nxt, the third of February, over to the first of April, 1865. Informally passed over. Mr. Sharpe introduced a resolution in re ference to the. Insane Asylum (calling for in fornfation as to therecekts from and tho ex penditures on account of the farm ef that in stitution ; also, as to the number of patients from other States and the expenses incurred by their reception.) Mr. McLean, a resolution in reference to the subject of salt, (authorizing his excellency the Governcr, to contract with Stuart, Buc hanan & Co , if deemed necessa-y, for a sup ply ol salt f t 1805) whhh, under a suspen sion, of the rules, parsed its various reading?. Mr. Mann introduced a -bill in legard to the magistrates of Pasquotank county. Mr. Jordan, a bill concerning county sur veyors. Mr. Bond of Gates, a bill to create a home stead free-hold, Ly exempting from taxation fifty acres of land, including that port'en whereon the dwelling house and necessary out buildings are, the property of any citiznn of North Carolina. The bill to allow fifteen magistrates in the county of Halifax, to transact all county busi ness tJieredn passed, under a suspension of the rules, its final readinr:. Tnc bill to amend the act authorizing the Governor to employ slave labor on fortifica tionw, etc. being on its second reading, did not pass the same, yeas, 19, mays 55. The bill to restore jury trials in certain cases in the county of Chowan passed its second, and, under -a suspe nsion of the rale its third reading. A bill to Le entitled an act for the rdlief of tte people (taxing all colle:tior.s in specie on executions 90 per cent.) being before the IJpttg?, it was moved it be tabled. Not agreed to, yeas d,s, nays 52, and it was then formally passed over, yeas 61, nays 12. A message' was received from the Senate stating the concurrenco of that body in the nominations for magistrates made by the House, and tha House theu adjourned. Among the magistrates appointed at this session there were for Wake county Messrs. A. P. C. Bryan, Jus. P. Chandler, Thos. C. Smith, E. L Gill, Isaac II.- Rogers, R. C. Badger, T. II. Hill, Wm. R. Richardson, Gar rett B.-oad well .John Johnton and J.T. Leach. Foreign .Po-se-si;ns. -The Philadelphia Inquirer of the 2L learns that advices from N.us-uj, N. P., state that the Confederates tr ere have purchased Andres Island, about CO milrs west of New Providcace,and aro about to establish there an arsenal and naval depot and also op'en t'ourts of Admiralty for the' sale and adjudication of prizes captured by their apa rovers. The Con federate s paid, cr arc to pay, eight millions of dollars in cotton for the Island. Their principal port will be Asctnsion, situated cn a fine hrbor on the eastern side of Andres Island, directly oppo site Nassau. TMIIAPIIIC, REfORTS Oy THE PRKSS ASSOCIAT! From Petersburg rnTKRSHUKG, Jan J9.-DariDJ: chriuh lrcr to-day a heavy cannonading was in projjrtM r',n T lenes between UTi cud the enfiaj'i. ,jT,.r Jr Mes?r.. Stepheos, Hunter tui Caob, n. o, " roi?iioBorj, are still ia the clv, and will t m' tbroug'h Gen. Busbrod Johnion'j litifj. to-i,.orrow Their mission excites th ccwuriit in - -cle. From liitslsblppl. JACKRO.V, Jan. 25. -Twentv-thr hcu r , , hundred balea of Commissary, and Quat te! T;a.... and other stores, wVre burned at Summit ti morning. Fire accidental. Confederate Coicrexs RICHMOND, Jan. 20. -The Houe, rrj-cted a secret scs.-ion after d.-bat-, a pnij.oJtion "to hlnnA the SeRAte bill, for th- employment of frr)? tl .. rroes to werk on fjrtitieat on., A . bv 4 proviso, that eaid slaroi should ret be rr.r d ar,j used as fuMier The bill was further ci.r.fi.lit-e.j, amended and pVs?od. From Charleston. CHARLESTON, Jan. l'.-Our scout r,rr,t the enemy'.- infantry camped mar Kui.jV Vn ti Road, on the road leading towardi irahau;.iiP A .1 A 1 11 1. . , - ... ' ' ' uu wn mo roa leauing to zA'?rf errv. 71 have wagon trains with thca. r A reeot.nriteii force was resorted wi;L & a a-s k .... n ionr miles or Kolxrtiville, this Morning. A small party of Taukees landed cn j.;tI:,, Brittain Island, near LeffareP,on Saturdir ugU but were driven eff. TnE Pbksidkmt oe kot Wakt an Or.. can "Capr Fear," the corrspondf-ut ofth Wilmington Journal, wihs: I Ji.ipi.cn t kuowtnatthu President was approach e I sju'- m..nu,s ago oy an intelligent gentJen an w desireel to establish n. lirst haa which should t-upport th Adiniaistntum ptr aim uj.li uiu rreskient, at t r thanking trim t his uoad inttfUins.reiIii'd lhut wl ih.'i . ;.. cd to receive the support o the prass id t .... i . .i . i uuumij, uc uiu coc w.su i (j nave an Hrti voted especially to hi interests. Ho JaiJ . . .i ......... ' i. . i iii n.is 8'j wisu or ricvuttiii timt i ... not b)benefittt d by ju lHous urd inJopcrdot.t v,iiuveiu, iiu iniii ii? ueciicii -Jiio pre.-s to perfectly free to cnd Mini or utmnivn !. . of Government according as tt.ey in'ht lie HoDsoNfs Choice The Now York T. i bunt says that ' sheuid Wilmington hold tu: against the forces now in its h initv, it will becomoanea-yprey of Sherman, ty1uI if it surrenders bef..ro lie Ap.roacir) it, then- is n i iorgcr a teinptatjon : or Lv.n to Unu an !e i lii. marcli to Raleijh." It aeptns that in btweeu the devil ar.d thej,def p s-a. hit Joutt,al. T'hc French are building at Toulon a new iron clad war steamer, which they claim wi'l be superior tu anything yot hun't in Luivpo or Amercia. This new tngine of war is mlh d , , ,;uf.t,RU H lJw in the water, i ' mund bJCKt-d like aiurtio iufiw qutckiy off its axis is heavily cuirassed, bus jreat speed, aud car ries a big gun fore and alt. M A It t I K D , In this City, on Thursday evcLirir, the Coth inst , by ths Iter. j)r. Craven, Mr. J Tf UM. toMi-ADI)IK V. HILL, third daughter of Dr. Wm. G. Hill, all 0f thiji City: NEW ADVERTISEMENTS, O It It T," XT rp j a A larar and d .'sirablo rid.ne within a n He of the city or Kaluga, witn 300 acrra .f U2d ut tachod. Apply t r. JUYSKK, , , Tarbroii-ih U0ff. Ji"31" 1 , Kaleijrh, X. C. jjaj Stat" Journal copy. fjOOK, WASH Kit ANDIItOXlilt VJ FOR II IRK. A good Cook, Washer and Ironer, without t n cumbrnncH. Apply at this o.Tice or to JI. C. IJfon, Foret- jin 3l-2t AemallMERCilAIJM FIPK, with an aWr mouth aicr, was 1. .t iu Italehrh la!t Saturday It ia crocked, and h.is the figure of a man carved on it. The finder will receire the above reward br leaving it at the Confederate ollira. jan 31-d2t. A UOTION TO-DAY We will 8'-ll 4 hhU. jrood Brown Sacar, 4 boi-i A,1ian?;trnJI'?s' C. ite?, f5.00-J or $10,000 U'akj Cf;untf JJor.da. On negro w.v wan 42 rears old, a plain cook, ont girl 20 v ara old and child year? e f age. A fin... Gold Watrli warranted No. , together with a lot of Crock ery ana Glass U are, Tarn.-U, Tobacco and manv other articles. CREL'CII A LITCIIKOft. 3 Jtn 31 dtt Aoctioners. VTOKTfl OAI.OLIXA, 1 JLi JoRKsrox Cocsrv, J Court ok Plbs ai Qcaraa Sasn.xi. November Term, lb04. J0U!C O. Glllbv, . Gaston Parrish, Augattus Parrish, Xathaa Bor kin, O. L. l'j.ld. Scire Farias to rtvive Jufjmtnt. It appearinjj to tae eatiifaotioa of tlio Court, that the ibore natnA.I dofen Unts are non-retj. dents, it it ordtrfd, That publication be mth inr iHPrn to appear t heoruary Term, 18C.", f this Court, to plead in the ab n e entitl-d toj-uii, or jjdgmeot aceordiu to the scire facias will rendered. J. H. PA UK Kit. Januarv 1ft. lfC5. jan l dt wt27fcb. County Court Clert. R U N AWAY TiVon ll rv a n J nrx '. t . J I :. I r I Cabarrus countv. N. C . a netjro bov who savs hIs "arneJ Jon? SIITH, and savs 'he belongs to Lhza Llhxon and Willian Canada, of Wake "ntJ nd that he was purchased of Tho. huiitb, or Uyde county, about 5 years atro. Said boy u about 20 years old, 5 feet 5 inches hizb, slow of speech, yellow complexion, had on white cotton pants, dove colored casmere coat ; and saj he was hired last year to tho Hhrh Shol Iron Mnufacturipj: Company. The owner is hercbv notified to rome forward prove property, pay charres and tke bim away. ,L1 N. SLOUGH, tiheriir fb l viCai of Cabarrus count v, S. C. Entered ccordin to act of Conrrcf tiTtYl 1863, bv J S. Thb AintR, ia tie " Wk'. Jr KT of the District Court of tit Confederal. V T for the Northern Dittrlctef nv.T:!t !