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Feb. 7, 1S:5.
The Senate has passed tlie Revenue bill as it came
frm the Commons, having rc-eonsi iiered and struck
out on the third reading the amendments it had
made on the first. A supplemental bill has, howev
er, passed the Senate, containing proposed amend
ments to the Commor.s bill; but it is doubtful whe
ther the latter body will have time to act upon it.
The Commons was engaged on Monday on tho
P:mk bills. The bill incorporating the Bank of Wil
mington, with a capital of $800,000, passed its third
and last reading in that body, and will doubtless be
come a law. All attempts to get to a vote on the
IViiik of the State and the Bank of Cape Fear, fail
c J. It seems now to be considered doubtful wheth
er these two Banks will be re-chartered at the pres
ent session. ..' -
On Mondar night the two Houses rescinded the
joint resolution to adjourn to-day, Wednesday, and
they then agreed to adjourn on Saturday next, at
twelve o'clock, il. The session has been a protract
ed and laborious one, and members are anxious to
return heme, The two Houses will no doubt ad
journ sine utc on Saturday.
See proceedings.
The Raleigh Star, which seems to have abandon
ed the old Whig party and become the organ of the
now party of bigotry and intolerance, says that the
charge preferred by the Standard that the Knoir
Kothit'ii concern "is the ally of abolitionism is ab
solutely and unqualifiedly false." That paper then,
bv way of sustaining its assertion, alludes to the
sixty-thousand Know-Nothings in Virginia, a ma
jority of whom are slaveholders.
We have uniformly given facts in support of our
charge against this secret and dangerous organiza
tion : and we refer again to some of these facts, as
follows :
1. The election by the Know Nothings, of Gard
ner r.nd Pollock as Governors respectively of Massa
chusetts and Pennsylvania, and the frecsoil abolition
messages of these Governors.
2. The election by the Know Nothings and fusion
ists of a majority of the Legislature of Michigan,
which majority has recently instructed Gen. Cass
and Mr. Stuart to vote to repeal the Nebraska and
Kansas act, and also to repeal the fugitive slave law.
3. The condemnation by tho Know Nothing and
f ision majority of the Illinois Legislature of the
course of Senator Dougla3 on the Kansas and Ne
braska act.
4. The bitter and unrelenting opposition of the
Know Nothing speakers and organs to the adminis
tration of Franklin Pierce an administration which
has signalized itself by its devotion to the compro
mise of 1S30, and by its prompt and energetic efforts
to enforce the fugitive slave law, and to allow the
people of Kansas to establish slavery in that Terri
tory, if they choose to do so.
5. The election by the Know Nothings of the Le
gislature of Massachusetts of Henry Wilson, a rank
and avowed abolitionist, to tho United States' Senate
an abolitionist, as shown by his whole course up
to the time of his election, and by declarations made
in Tremont Temple, Boston, since his election.
6. The rc-clcction, by Know Nothings and the
old Whig abolition party combined, of William II.
Seward to the United States' Senate by the Legisla
ture of New York. We know it is insisted that the
Know Nothings proper of New York are opposved to
Mr. Seward, and that those of the new party who
secured his re-election, belong to spurious lodges ;
but why is not this, if true, authoritatively announ
ced? why arc not these spurious lodges exposed
by the Know Nothing State Council of New York,
and Mr. Seward himself denounced? The reason is
obvious such a course would injure the Whig party
proper of New York, which is an ally of the Know
Nothing organization there in its opposition to the
administration of Gen. Picfce. But, we are told,
the Know Nothings proper of New York could net
prevent Sci-ard's re-election. Admit this for the
sake of argument, and what becomes of the boasted
power of the order ? We were told that they were
to sweep every thing before them they httve done
so thus far in most of the free States; and the result
has shown that they are powerful for evil, but, ac
cording to their own admission, powerless for good
in that region of Ihe Union.
Some years since, when Mr. Seward, the Whig
candidate, was elected Governor of New York by
the aid of the so-called foreign vote, the Whig press
es of this State rejoiced over his election, and claim
ed it as a proud triumph over the Democratic party.
Their files will show this to be so. Mr. Seward hap
peds to have a better stock in trade, as an unscru
pulous politician, in the way of votes of so-called for
eigners, than he could hope to gain by joining the
Know Nothings ; and hence his course. If he had
been heretofore opposed to the present naturalization
laws, and to so-called foreigners, and if ho were a
member of the secret organization referred to, there
can be no doubt that his re-election would have been
acquiesced in and apologized for by Southern Know
Nothing papers, just as they have acquiesced in and
apologized for the election of Wilson from Massa
chusetts. Vv e might present many more facts of this char
acter, if we thought it necessary to do so.
Wc do not admit, as the Star claims, that there
are sixty thousand of this secret faction in Virginia;
but if it be true, then clearly many of thciu have
been deceived, deluded, hood-winked by disappoint
ed spoilsmen and selfish office-seekers. This faction
in irginia may number some Democrats in their
ranks; but nine-tenths of them, we do not doubt,
recently belonged to the old Whig party. These
Democrats, whether heretofore sound or disgruntled,
will have to abandon the Know Nothings and come
back, or go down.
We invite the Star to meet, or even to refer to
and explain, if it can, the foregoing facts.
The New York Herald gives tho vote in full By
which Mr. Seward was re-elected to the United
States' Senate. It seems ..he reseived, altogether,
according to the statementvof the Herald, seventy
two Whig, twelve Know Jpthing, and three Demo
cratic votes. That paper adds :
" The re-election of W. II. Seward to the United
States Senate establishes the great fact that the anti
slavery sentiment is paramount and predominant in
the North. The issue between him and the Know
Nothings was distinct and decisive. He had thrown
down the gauntlet as their sworn enemy in the Sen
ate, and they had taken it up. It surmounted their
tiag-stalf in our November elections, and, bearing it
aloft, the Know Nothings entered the Assembly to
supersede him or prevent his election. The more
sanguine of their numbers were confident of success
the order commanded the balance of power, and
yet, on the appointed day of tho tournament, they
surrendered the glove without even breaking a
la the Senate five Know Nothings voted for Se
ward and his majority was five a clear Know Noth
ing majority. In the Assembly his majority was
twelve; but had the seven Know Nothings voting
for him opposed him, there would have been a ma
jority against him. of two. Thus the tote of each
House and the electiot of Seward were decided by
Know Nothing rotes. The result may be charged
partly to the despotic discipline of the Know Noth
ings and the consequent mutiny of some members;
partly to the spoils and the superior tactics of the
Seward pipe layers; but, more than to all other cau
ses combined, to the pre-dominant anti-slavery sen
timent in the Assembly in tho. State and throughout
the Northern States." :..
The Philadelphia North American, a leading
W hig paper, takes the following view of the matter :
"Senator Seward was yesterday re-elected to the
United States Senate by the New York legislature.
Thi is a remarkable result in view of the powerful
inliuence wielded by the know nothing party, to
which lie is hostile, and which was, and is, especially
hostile to him. Many of his old personal friends and
supporters were members of the American order,
and by its influence no less than thirty -seven of them
were elected to the legislature.
AV'hen the course of events developed the fact that
the American movement in Now York State was be
ing perverted to the purposes of a single faction, the
whole cf Mr. Seward's friends, both in and out of
the legislature, left the order, and formed a new one
of their own. The extent of the mischief done by
this did not become known to the other party until
the whig legislative caucus was held, at which Mr.
Seward received almost a unanimous vote. Previ
ous to this the legislature passed a resolution absol
ving its members from any extra-judicial oath taken
by them. Tho election oi'Mr. Seward to tho Senate
was a natural consequence of these events. The
thirty-seven American members who voted for hitn
are terribly anathematized by the know nothing
journals of New York; bt as it scorn to hare been
a game of tUn pt ion all roinaf, f7tc public generally
will feci but little sympathy t--7A cither party."
Two weeks ago we received the copy of a memo
rial without date, but bearing the Raleigh post
mark. The memorial must have been drawn up by
an Abolitionist ; it purported to be from the people
of North Carolina to the General Assembly, asking
for certain reforms in tho laws relating to Slaves and
Free persons of color. Attached to tho memorial
was a request that we would publish it in the North
Carolina Republican. We most respectfully decline
to tlo so, and would give .a rougher refusal to any
one who would enter our . tauctum sanctorum to
make the request. We would wager a bottle of
Temperance cordial that the Memorial was neither
drawn up by a North Carolinian nor a Foreigner,
but by a Northern Know Nothing ; and we would
recommend the author of it to go on the other side
of Mason and Dickson's line before penning another.
We have strong suspicions of it having come from
a certain press already noted for ha Northern spirit.
The Memorial opens with a tiresome preliminary,
cunningly written, and then asks the consideration
of our Legislature to the four following dangerous
propositions :
1. That it behooves us as christian people to es
tablish the institution of matrimony among our
slaves, with all its legal obligations as to its duration
between the parties.
2. That under no circumstances should masters
be permitted to disregard these natural and sacred
ties of relationship among their slaves, or between
slaves belonging to dilferent masters.
2. That the parental relation be acknowledged
and protected by law ; and that the separation of
parents from their young children, say of twelve
years and under, be strictly forbidden, under heavy
pains and penalties.
4. That the laws which prohibit the instruction
of slaves and free colored persons, by teaching them
to read the Bible and other good books, be repealed.
CiolrJs. llejiublican.
Wc received through the Post office a situular
circular. We concur with the Republican in the
view it has taken of the matter.
The people of North Carolina arc quite competent
to manage their own affairs, without taking such ad
vice as may bo communicated in the manner rcfer
rec to, and that, too, from an unknown source. We
shall not argue the j'oints made in the circular
but we could easily show that our present laws in
relation to slaves are proper and salutary 1 and that
they are the most contented and happy of their race.
F The Hon. A. C. Dodge, recently defeated
for the Senate in Iowa, by Harlan, abolitionist and
fnsionist, has been appointed Minister to Spain in
place of Mr. Breckcnridge, declined. Mr. Dodge has
always stood firmly by the Constitutional rights of
the South : It is an excellent appointment, and fur
nishes additional evidence of Gen. Pearce's regard
for those true men in the free States who have gone
down politically before the combined forces of
Whiggery, abolitionism, and Know-Nothingism.
And so the once proud AVhig party, accord
ing to the admission of many of its leading men, is
broken up and abandoned. What would Henry
Clay say, if living, to the absorbtion by the faction
of Know-Nethingism of the Whig party which he
founded, and labored to make permanent? How he
would scorn the " new party " and trample it be
neath his feet as a despised, intolerant, anti-American
B3F The Whig, abolition, Know Nothing House
of Delegates of New York, in session at Albany,
granted on the 9 th instant, the use of their hall to
Fredrick Douglas, fre negro, to make an abolition
harangue I The New York Herald . says the re
quest for the use of the hall was unanimously gran
ted. Was there no Know Nothing no member of
the ' new national party" to raise his voice against
B3F The last Richmond Enquirer contains a letter
from its Boston Correspondent, which thoroughly
exposes tho origin and character of Know Nothing
ism. We shall publish it in our next.
The last New Hampshire Patriot contains a
column of extracts from letters, written by Demo
crats who have left tho Know Nothing lodges in
that State.
Jgf" Extra copies of Mr. Waugh's Report on the
subject of Temperance and a prohibitory law, may
be obtained at this office.
Captions of the Laws may be obtained at
the Standard office, at $1 50 per hundred.
E2F0ur thanks to Mr. D. G. Lougce, of Gris
wold's Hotel, Goldsborough,. for the first shad of
the season. They were excellent
The Know" Nothing Governor of Massachusetts
has recommended a law to be passed to prevent any
man -irom voting at any election, that cannot read
and write the English language They permit ne
groes to vote, but wish to prevent white men from
voting that cannot read or write. '
Anotuek. The Know Nothing Legislature of Il
linois has passed a resolution censuring the conduct
of Messrs. Douglas and Shields, (a foreigner,) for
the repeal of the Missouri Compromise.
Another. The Know Nothing Legislature of
Michigan has passed similar abolition resolutions
with regard to Senator Cass.
Know Nothing Morality. We question whether
the history of parties presents an instance where
truth, justice, and every principle of right have been
so wantonly outraged, as in the case of the Know
Nothings. Falsehoods, the most flagrant, and mis
representations, the most infamous, teem constantly
from their press1 ; and when the former are denied
and the latter exposed, the journals publishing them
seem to know nothing of the matter, and without
the slightest hesitation pass on to new slanders and
new misstatements.
The Washington Organs stated the other day that,
the Know Nothings in the New York Legislature
numbered over tifty; indeed, that they were so
numerous that as many as fifty were traitors. The
" Herald of Wednesday commenting on Seward's
election, places the Know Nothing strength of both
houses at nineteen, traitors, loyalists, and all. It
would be difficult to reconcile these statements were
we not aide to state the elfect desired to be produ
ced by both papers. The Organ was indulging in
the K. -N. game of brag before Seward's election,
while the Herald was endeavoring to screen its
friends from the charge of Abolitionism after Sew
arcZs' election.
This, of course, could only be done by showing
that the K. N.'s had not the power to defeat Seward,
if they desired it.
Day after day reports of their tremendous succes
ses are published, which tho succeeding day flatly
denies ; but no retraction is found in the ignoramus
A few days since, we proved that the organs of
the party had tortured Washington's words and be
lied La Fa3'ette to suit their purposes, yet no with
drawal came. Indeed, the whole campaign is, on
their part, a melange of betting, bigotry, braggado
cio and bombast, with a little misrepresentation, to
use no harsher term, to make the whole spicy and
Know Nothingish.
Occasionally the brethren get quarrelsome, and
then, in obedience to a venerable maxim, " when
rogues fall out honest men get their dues," we get a
little insight into the morality of the party.
Thus, the American Organ proclaimed nearly the
wholo of the K. N. members of the New York Leg
islature perjurers, " who had falsified their promises
and sacrificed their honor" to elect Seward. In the
same vein the Richmond Post waxed exceedingly
wroth, characterized the act of the K. X. majority
in New York as ' deliberative dajinin treachery."
Such is the character of the party, according to
fraternal testimony. Fci. JJem.
TION. As the Know-Nothings profess to have great
respect for the opinions of our venerated Washing
ton, please publish the following, which they seem
to have overlooked.
In an address to the Soman Catholics, dated March
1700, he says:
" As mankind become more liberal, they will be
mot e apt to allow, thai all those irho conduct them
seltes as worthy members of the community, are
equally entitled to the protection ofcicil gocemment.
I hope ever to see America among the foremost na
tions in examples of justice and liberality. And I
iin-mmm tli.it vmir fidlow-ritizons irill not fornet the
patriotic part irhich yon took in the accomplishment
of their ro ot ution, and tne establishment oj their
government or the important assistance which they
received from a nation in which the Roman Catho
lic faith is professed." Life of Washington, p. l'J7.
" The Irish volunteers merit the warmost thanks
of America for their patriotism ; and I hope their
countrymen who have so long struggled for liberty,
trill be hospitably and cordially received here."
" The bosom of America is open to receive, not
only the opulent and respectable stranger, but the
oppressed and persecuted of all nations and of all
religions, whom we shall welcome to a participation
in all rights and priei leges." Washington.
"The citizens of tho United States of America
have a right to applud themselves for having given
to mankind cxumples of an enlarged and liberal
policy a policy worthy of imitation. All posxesa
alike liherty of conscience and immunities of citizen
ship. It is now no more that toleration is po7,ii of
a- if it were by the indulgence "f one class of people
tlwt another enjoyed the (.nrcise of their inherent
natural rights ; for, happily the Government of the
United States which gives to bigotry no sanction, to
persecution no assistance, requires only that they who
live under its protection, should demean themselves
as good citizens in giving it on all occasions their
effectual support." Washington.
Washington also, in 17D-J, signed a naturalization
law, which conferred upon foreigners the right of
suffrage in two years.
Abolitionism Lkads toe Column. Within a sin
gle month the following abolitionists have been
elected to the Senate of the United States for six
years from the 4th of March next : Win. II. Seward,
of New York; Henry Wilson, of Massachusetts; and
Charles Durkcc, of Wisconsin. Mr. Harlan, of Iowa,
has received the whole vote of the fusionists in the leg
islature of that State, and makes the fourth of the
Mr. Seward is his own successor. Gen. Wilson
follows.Mr. Everett; Mr.jDurkce succeeds Hon. J. P.
Walker, democrat ; and Mr. Harlan expects to fill
the place now occupied by the orthodox democrat,
General A. C. Dodge. There are several other
States to elect, and we shall not be suprised, to see
the fusionists in these States uniting upon other
abolitionists of the same stripe as those already cho
sen. The contest in New Hampshire is conducted
partly to elect abolitionists to the Senate, in place
of two sound national men, otherwise certain of
being returned to that dignified body. Gradually
the conservative and constitutional influence in the
Senate is passing awayibefore the know-nothing or
ganization. Gradually the stern and well-tried
champions of the rights of the States are being
stricken down in the North. In this State of afFairs
the strange and appalling spectacle is presented of
southern men coming forward to unite with influ
ences that conspire to destroy the rights of the South
and to dissolve the noble fabric of our Union. This
would, indeed, be a melancholy realization of tho
adage, " Whom the gods wish to destroy they first
make mad." Wash. Union. ,
The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Wis
consin'has issued a habeas corpus in the case ofS. M.
Booth and John Ryecrft, recently convicted in the
United States Court at Milwaukie of a violation of
the provisions of tho act generally termed the Fugi
tive slave law,and sentenced to fine and imprisonment.
The State Court has, heretofor declared the law in
question unconstitutional and void. On the receipt
of the nevvs of the issuing of the writ of habeas cor
pus at Milwaukie a public meeting was convened, at
which resolutions strongly censuring the course of
the federal authorities and counselling revolutionary
action to defeat the laws of the land, were adopted
with frantic enthusiasm. The fine imposed upon
Booth and Ryecraft amounts to $1,601 "and this is to
be made up by voluntary subscriplions.in no instance
to exceed one dollar, it has been stated that the anti
Nebraska members of Congress Tiave contributed
towaads the fund. New York Herald.
J3p" We have received the .February number of
the University Magazine. Contents The doctrine
of the Tongue English Literature in the feigns of
Anne and Elizabeth The Waldenses Orators and
Oratory Laura Woodville Editorial Table, &c. &c.
A hint for tiie know nothings. The New York
bord ' of emigration estimates that $20,000,000 in
money has been brought into the country in the
last year by German emigrants.
'From, our Washington Correspondent.
- - Washington, Fcb.h 10, 1855. -Michigan
Anti-Slavery .Resolutions Mr. Cass de
clines to obey Bounty Land Bill passedKings
Mountain defenders includetikFrench Spoliation
Bill to be vetoed Hon. John S. Mills A States
Right's Senator River and Harbor improvement
bills Know Nothingism and its fruits Abolition
Senators elected Diplomatic Reform and Texas
debt bill passed the House Mr. Breckenridge de
clines the Mission to Spain.
On Monday a series of resolutions were presented
in the Senate adopted by the Legislature of Michi
gan, instructing the Senators from tbat State, rela
tive to tho question of slavery. The resolutions de
nounce the repeal of the Missouri prohibition, assert
the power of Congress to abolish slavery and the
slave-trade in the Territories and the District of Co
lumbia and affirm the duty of Congress to pass such
laws immediately, instruct their Senators to use their
best exertions to procure the passage of an act pro
hibiting the introduction and existence of slavery
into Kansas and Nebraska, and ask for the immedi
ate repeal of the fugitive-slavo law. The Legisla
ture of Michigan is controlled by Fusionists and
Know Nothings, and this is the first demonstration
of these enemies of the Democracy against the coun
try. Mr. Cass addressed the Senate briefly on these
resolutions, avowed his determination not to obey
these instructions nor to resign his seat, the vacation
of which was the object of the Legislature. He re
cognized tho doctrine of instructions but with some
limitations. Ho was willing to recognize the bind
ing force of instructions received from his own par
ty but not from a legislature notoriously composed
of his political opponents. If the representative of
a State in the Senate was changed with every change
in the political aspect of its legislature, the conserv
ative character of the Senate would be destroyed,
and it would be liable to greater changes even than
the floiise of Representatives thus virtually annul
ling a leading feature of our Constitution, moveover
the Whig party did not recognize the doctrine of in
structions, and it thus operated ; only to the loss of
the Democratic party and never to its advantage.
The Bounty Land Bill was further considered in
the Senate on Monday, and after the addition of sev
eral amendments, it passed that body by a vote of
30 to 15. It is now even larger and more compre
hensive than it was when I made an estimate of the
amount it would require to execute it, and the ex
pense it will devolve upon the Government. But if
the lands are to bo given away and squandered, as
appears to be the prevailing tendency, to give them
to the old soldiers and their dieirs is certainly the
best disposition that can be made of them. The
passage of this bill into a law will prevent any rev
enue to the government from the public lands for at
least fifty years. I am glad to say that the bill as
it stands makes provision for those who participated
in the battle of Kings Mountain. The names of the
greater portion of these men who so gallantly took
up arms in defence of their country, were never en
tered upon the rolls, not being" mustered into the
service regularly, and consequently have never been
included in any provision made by revolutionary
services. It is pre-eminently due to these man that
their services should be recognized even at this late
On Tuesday the House bill providing indemnifica
tion for French Spoliations was taken up iu the Sen
ate and after considerable discussion and the rejection
of all amendments, passed precisely as it was receiv
ed from the House. It is now i:i the hands of tiie
President and the impression pretty generally prevails
that ho will veto it. If so it will put an end during
his administration to this great effort to despoil ihe
Treasury. One fact alone is sufficient to expose tiie
true character of the bill and of a majority of the
claims. While depredations upon our commerce
were being perpetrated by the French, the Insur
ance Companies were in the habit of taking war
risks, from which they made larjje profits. Some
times they lost. This bill provides for reinbur.sing
these insurance companies for losses sustained in the
usual and regular course of their business. They
knew before hand the extent of the risk, received a
consideration for assuming it, and now have no claim
whatever for indemnification for their losses.
The new Senator from New Hampshire, Hon. John
S. Wells, has distinguished his entrance into the
Senate by a very able speech against the responsi
bility of the government for these claims. He re
ferred to the history of the county at the time these
depredations were committed, showed that neither
Jefferson, Madison nor Monroe, all of whom were
personally cognizant of all the facts, ever recognized
the legality of these claims or recommended their
payment. The Reports from time to time made in
their favor in Congress emanated from Representa
tives of exclusively commercial communities, while
that " body of men in this country jwho hold to a
stt ict construction of tne Constitution, who hold to
great principles, such as we say ought to govern the
political action of this country " " whenever they
have been called upon to examine this question with
out reference to commercial interests or commercial
influences have, as one man, declared their opposi
tion to this measure." Among such men he enu
merates Calhoun, Win. R. King, Atchison, Bibb,
Silas AY right, and aiiost of others, all of whom have
stood up against the payment of these claims. The
quotation 1 make from Mr. Wells' speech shows to
what class of political men he belongs, and what
doctrines he is prepared to maintain and defend.
The veto of the River and Harbor bill of last ses
sion by the President, including as it did a large
number of appropriations, some perhaps proper
enough but many of them totally unauthorized by
the Constitution, has led to the introduction at the
present session of a large number of single bills, in
cluding only one object in one bill. Should any or
all of them pass, the President will be able to distin
guish between the meritorious objects and those not
of that character ; but the action of the Senate is
precisely the same as if they were all embraced in
one bill. They are passed one by one by a combi
nation among members and Senators, just as if they
were embraced in one bill. Some thirty or forty
have been passed by the Senate, but there will hard
ly be time for action in the House during the pres
ent session.
On Monday a scries of resolutions against the
Know Nothing Societies was offered in the House,
and the vote taken on their reception, resulting yeas
103, nays 78 not two-thirds and therefore they
were not received. Although not a test vote, several
known opponents of Know Nothingism having vot
ed in the negative, it is sufficient to show-that the
new order is in considerable of a minority in the
House. While upon the subject I will remark that
the election of Seward, Wilson and Durkee to the
U. S. Senate from the States of New York, Massa
chusetts and Iowa, all abolitionists of the most de
termined stamp, elected as they were by the aid of
Know Nothingism, settles the point, if it was not
settled already, that the order is an active ally of
abolitionism, and therefore it should have no sup
porters at the South. The alliance or identy rather
is now becoming too palpable for denial, and South
ern'Know Nothings will bo compelled to dissolve
their Chapters or be used by the majority of the Or
der at the North to destroy the institutions of their
own section of the country. The tree is known by
its fruits ; and what could bo more convincing, as
to the objects of the Order, than the election of Wil
son? -
Two bills of importance have been acted on in the
House, viz. : The bill to reform the Diplomatic aod
Consular system, and the Texas Debt bill. The for
mer makes many alterations in the present system
gives fixed salaries to consuls, and prohibits them
from engaging In commercial pursuits. The Texas
Debt bill has been cut down from eight aid a half
to six and a half millions ; and as both the Texas
members voted against it, it is presumed that the
offer of Congress will not be accepted by the Texas
legislature. The six (millions and a half is all the
government agreed to pay Texas under one of the
Compromise acts, and is all that Texas, has a right
to claim. -
Mr. Breckenridge has declined the mission to
Spain. I have not heard who will be likely to suc
ceed Mr. Soule. MECKLENBURG.
Washington Affairs. Washington, Feb. , 9.
The Hon. Mr. Breckinridge has declined the appoint
ment of Minister to Spain in consequence of the ill
ness of Mrs, B. - i
Senator Dodge has received the appointment.
S. S. Cox, editor of the Columbus (Ohio) States
man, has been nominated to the Senate as Secretary
of Legation to Peru, in place of Miller, withdrawn.
"v 'LATER FROM EUROPE. . . v , : .
Nkw York, Feb. 9.- The steamship Atlantic ar
rived at 6 o'clock this morning with Liverpool dates
to the 27th of January. She brings fifty-eight pas-:
sengers, among whom is Hon. NV G.' Upliam. " ' -
Lord John: Russel has resigned his office, and it
is generally supposed that- the whole Cabinet will
follow his course. The government has been se
verely denounced in Parliament ; and the general
feeling of the people of England is jn favor of peace.
The Vienna Conference met on the 18th of Feb
ruary. .
Affairs in Sebastopol are unchanged. Forty thou
sand Rassians were at Perekop with 80 guns. Gen.'
Leprandi had advanced his outposts to Thunaya
and was expected to make an attack on Eupatoria,
being now prepared by late reinforcements.
The Turks have opened a communication with
Schamyl's forces, which number 20,000.
Prussia claims the rght of participating in the Vi
enna Conference, and has sent a protest to Vienna,
and to the London and Paris Cabinets against the
passage of resolutions at Vienna unless with her par
ticipation. Swiss enlistments go on slowly.
Cawniti has been ordered to prevent the Russians
from engaging in a campaign on the Danube.
The Swedish army is to be placed on a war foot
ing immediately.
Negotiations are going on between Prussia and
Austria, on the subject of a Germanic army.
The Queen of Sardinia is dead. Sardinia sends
twenty thousand troops as her contingent of the
whole army.
The admirals of the allied fleets have declared the
ports in the Black Sea and of Azof in a state of
Several Russian provision ships have been cap
tured in Asia.
Achmet Pasha has been appointed to command
the army in Anatolia which gives much satisfaction..
Letters state that the French - have possessed
themselves of the Flagstaff Battery, and are waiting
a favorable opportunity to blow it up.
Much sickness prevails among the allies.
The Russians, who had been, repulsed, have re
taken, and again occupy, the Quarantine Fort Gen.
Brown is about to resume his command.
Odessa letters state that the Russians will shortly
assume the offensive in the Crimea, being well pre
pared with reinforcements. . Large numbers have
been ordered to Pesekop, and it is positively assert
ed that Omer Pacha, will commence, operations on
the 18th January.
Miller and Thompson of Liverpool have failed for
00,000 sterling. The house of Eager and Co. have
failed for 130,000. .
The Paris Moniteur states that bullion to the
amount ot seven hundred and fifty millions of francs
has been placed at the disposal of the French gov
ernment, in consequence of the. new loan indication.
Another Carlitst insurrection has broken out in
The 80-gun ship, Henry Quatrc, having got ashore,
has been turned into a fort, and is of great use to
the Allies.
The Russians recently made two sorties, but were
repulse-"! with considerable loss.
Tho Allies contemplate erecting a Hospital at
Smyrna for 2,000 sickr and one at Rhodes for sol
diers who are becoming convalescent.
The " Patrie" says that the recent passage of the
Danube by the Russians has given rise to a demand
by Atistra for an explanation from GortschakofT.
CHINA. Dates from Chm to the 12th Dec,
state that affairs in the Southern part of the Empire
the past month have become more critical. At
Canton -the public authorities have applied to the
American and English Consuls for assistance. Trade
has been completely suspended.
For the: JTorth Carolina Standard.
At a meeting of the Committees on the part of the
Agricultural Societies of Warren, Franklin, Gran
ville, and the friends of a union of the three counties
in holding an annual exhibition or Fair in the town
of Henderson, John D. Hawkins, of Franklin, was
called to the chair, and Charles Wyche, of Gran
ville, appointed Secretar3r.
. At the request of the Chairman, Dr. R. C.Pritch
ard, of Warren, briefly stated the object of the meet
ing to be a union of the three counties, and perma
nently locating and improving the Fair grounds.
Dr. A. C. Harris, of Granville, on the part of the
Committee consisting of himself,Dr. G. W.Blacknall,
and R. P. Hughes, appointed at a previous meeting
to examine and fix a location, reported having had
the subject fully under ad visemcnt,and recommended
the purchase of the lot at present enclosed and suffi
cient adjacent lands to enlarge the grounds to a ca
pacity sufficient for the purpose contemplated.
Whereupon, Dr. Pritchard offered the following res
olution, which was unanimously adopted :
Resolved, That tho following named gentlemen be
requested tf act as committees in their respective
counties to solicit subscriptions in behalf of the pro
posed union Fair, and report to a meeting to be held
at this place on the first Tuesday in April next
For Granville. AVilliam A. Eaton, Dr.O. F. Man
son,Dr. John R. Herndon,Thomas Miller,R. A. Hamil
ton, S. S. Royster, Dr. G. W. Blacknall, JVIaj. J. F.
Harris, Maj. B. Bullock, James Turner, Hon. A. V.
Ver.able, Ishain Cheatham, Isaac II. Davis, R. P.
Hughes, Dr. A. C. Harris, and Thomas L. Williams.
For Warren. Dr. R. C. Pritchard, William A.
Burwell, John B. Williams, James T. Russell, Wil
liam Piummer, Whit. Kearney, T. N. F. Alston,
Henry Hunter, Dr. William Hawkins, Dr. A. B.
Hawkins, Nathan Milam, John Yancey, Joseph S.
Jones, 11. J. B. Clarke, Dr. Thomas J. Pitchfordand
John W. Hayes.
For Franklin. Dr. E. A. Crudup, Gen. J. B Lit
tlejohn, Robert Gill, Col. Phil. B. Hawkins, Dr. Wile-
Perry, Arch. Williams, Joseph A. Whitaker, Dr.
Peter Foster, Dr. R. P. Toncy, Etheldred Green,
John Davis, Dr. Wood T. Johnson, N. B. Massen
bcrg, Allen Perry, John D. Hawkins and Oscar
On motion of Dr. A. C. Harris, it was
Resolved, That the friends of agriculture, and of
the project of holding a union Fair at Henderson,
in the counties of Warren, Franklin and Granville,
be earnestly requested to co-operate with the com
mittees appointed in the several counties in further
ing the object contemplated.'
Drs. G. W. Blacknall, A. C. Harris and P. W.
Wyche, were appointed a committee to ascertain the
cost of the proposed lots and the necessary improve
ments, j
On motion the ypapers published in Warrcnton,
Louisburg and Raleigh were requested to publish
these proceedings.
The meeting then adjourned to the first Tuesday
in April next.
C. n. WYCHE, Secretary.
Henderson, Granville county, N. C, )
January 30, 1855. )
Know-Nothingism with a Vengeance ! We gath
er from the columns of tho Boston Courier the fol
lowing piece of patriotic intelligence. Risum tenetis,
" In the House of Representatives yesterday on
order was introduced, directing that the use of the
hall be granted to the Whig party for caucus pur
poses ; and another directing that the Latin inscrip
tion over the Speaker's desk 4 Ense petit plaeidum
sub libertate quietem? be removed, and that a liber
al translation in English be placed in its stead. The
first after a little fuu, was rejected ; but the other
was laid over under the rule, Messrs. Eames, of
Maiden, and Monroe, of Boston, giving notice of
their intention to debate."
Well done, Know Nothings ! Take as much rope
as you please, to hang 5rourselves with. We sup
pose your next step will be to suppress the study of
foreign languages i n our schools and colleges French
must be ostracised, and Latin and Greek also, of
course, for they are obsolete and dead. The great
works of Cicero and Demonsthenes, those two dis
tinguished tribunes, and defenders of popular rights
according to your notions of Americanism, must re
turn to that obscurity and blissful state of oblivion
from which they were brought out by the litterati
of the Middle Ages. Consistent Know Nothings !
what say you now of " the rich Irish brogue and
sweet German accent?" What intend you with our .
National escuthcheon-? Will you modify that too ?
The American Eagle, we suppose, you will retrain
but what will you do with E. Pmtribps Usvu ? .- We
pause with the greatest anxiety, for categorical an
swers. Poor Know Nothings I -
Quos vullperdere Jupiter dementat." ' "
The Massachusetts Know Nothing State Council.
Boston, Feb. 9,' 1 855. A regular, quarterly ses
sion of the State Cnnnpil " rt Knnor fjnth intra nrw
held to-day. The attendance was large-, but of the
proceedings little is known. Symptoms of rebellion
from the inflllPnn.fi rf thn TCinra.l rVuinnil nora fin.
parent, especially in the rejection of the third degree,
cuueucieu ai uincinnau, wnicn proposes to expel
every member who bolts a regular ; nomination.
Camps of an order calling themselves the United
Sons of America have been foried in several -wards
of this city, from which free soilers are excluded.
On the other hand, lodges with the free soH element
as predominant are forming in other parts of the
State. - . : ,
United States Senator for Hlionis.
Springfield fill. A Feb. 8. "I rhk" T.vmnn Tmn-
bull has just been elected United States Senator for
Illionis, in place of Glen. Shields. Mr. Trumbull wu
elected on the 10th ballot"
Whole number of votes, 99
Necessary to a choice, 60
Lyman Trumbull had, 51
Joal A. Matterson 47
A. Williams 1
Mr. Trumhnll is Jinti-Nnliraisljn. HninfM-rt: TTa rn.
sides at Belleville, and is the representative elect
faom the Eighth Congressional district The result
is quite unexpected.
Senator Wilson. Boston, Feb.. 9th. Senator
Wilson started for Washington yesterday, and ad
dressed an anti-slavery delegation assembled to greet
him at Worcester.
By the Rev. "W. W. Albea, on the 8tli of February, W.
Barrow, Esq., aud Abigail M. Saunders, both of Winston,
Forsyth County, N. C.' ' ; - :"
EST Spirit of the Age please copy.
fa Wake county, on the 4th instant, by the. Rev. Dr. Ma
son, Mr. John V. Lewis, of Milton, N. C, to Miss Annie
' died, :v-----'-
In Caswell, near YanceyviHe, on Saturday the 3d instant,
Dr. George Robertson, aged about 52 years. :( .
Wholesale Grocers, Forwarding A Oommission Merchants.
yoRFOLK, Feb. 10th, 1855.
FLOUR. The market' is more firm fo-day, and we note
sales of S. F. at 9J (5 y?; Extra 10 10.
CORN. In demand, "safes' to-day of White at SScts.; Yel
low 90 cfs; Mixed S3 prices tending upward.
COTTOiN. riales of flue at 8 cts.' choice lots 8 ctss
STAVES. R. O. liud. $33.V. 0. Hhd $50; Heading
$55 Pipe $00 bbl. 35. All except Brl. in demand.
II. E. PEAS. 85 cts. ui, 90 ets.; White Beans 140.
NAVAL STORS. Tar dull at Spts. Turp. 43
45 cts. in small lots. 'Kb crude ottering1.
Llil Ii. Tuos, U $ $115 W. 0. 1. '
N. C. prod ace.of all descriptions sells readily on arrival
V " V.Feb. 10th, .1056-
"We note an active business Week in the produce market.
Prices of allkiii'la steady, without much change.
BACOX is selling at 10to!0J ets. per lb.
COTTON is something lower. !S;dt)S principally at 8 cts.
for best grades," "
CORN" is iu good demand at-j?5 to $1.
FLOUR in good demand. No change in prices.
Spirits Turpentine 30 to 31 cts. per gallon. Raw do.
1, 10 to $2,25 per barrel.
PORK is selling at G4 to 1 cts. - - Beef scarce.
Wimington and "Weldon N. C. R. R. Through
I'reishts. . ,
' Exc. & Sui-t.'s Officb W. A. W. R. R. )
Wilmington, N. C.,Fcb. 10th, 185. f
FREIGHTS from Wilmington or any Station on the
W.&.'W. U. R. to any Station on the" North Carolina
R. R.. and also from any Station on the N: C. R. R. to Wil
mington or other points on the W; A W. R. R., will bo
transhipped and forwarded from Goldsboro' -free of charge
for traimsh'ipment, (.'. .
By the 15th, of March next, . arrangements will be made
by. which Goods and produce from the interior for ship
ment from, or to be sold in Wilmington, and also from Sea
for the interior, will be delivered or received on the Com
pany's wharf and forwarded free of charge for wharfage or
dray age.
S. L. FREMONT. Sup't.
Feb. 13, 1355. 24-3m.
Distance from Wilmington to Raleigh by Railroad, 13XX
mi Ics ; from Raleigh to Portsmouth, Va., 170 difference
45 miles.
Freight on a barrel of Flour from Orange to Wilming
ton is a9 cents less than it is fronx,Orange to Portsmouth,
it herewith known that my wife, A. E. PEPPER
CORN, has left me on her men accord, consequently da
not consider myself responsible for anv of her dealings.
February 13, 1855. 1061 3tw.
General Commission & Forwarding Merchant,
February 10, 1854. 24 gwly.
ers, to whom the highest wages will be given.
Raleigh, Feb. 13,1855. 24-2t.
ZjIT' Wilmington Journal copy 2 times and send act. to
this office.
size, blood bay, gentle, and a superior Butrgy Horse.
Raleigh, Feb. 13, 1855. 24
Raleigh, Feb. 7, 1855.
At a meeting of the Board of Commissioners held this
evening, it was . ;
Jtrs'tved, That the City Collector be authorized and re
quired to advertise and collect the taxes due the city of
Raleigh, and proceed to sell property, if the same be. not
paid, and pay over to the city Treasurer two weeks before
May court, otherwise tho city attorney will be directed to
bring suit on his bond.
All persons interested will take notice of the above, and
if payment, of their taxes be delayed ten days from this
date, I shall proceed to execute and advertise propertv for
the same. . JAMES H. MURRAY,"
Feb. 10, 1355. St City Collector.
REPORT CORRECTED. In consequence of
proposals made to me at the last Fair at Raleigh, by
Dr. A m. R. Holt, of Lexington, a report has been circu
lated that I will stand my horse, SARPEDON, at that place
the ensuing spring. I would inform those interested that
he will remain at my stable this season. Those desiring
further information will please address, me at Wilton, Gran
ville county, and a biil will be sent them giving size,pcdi
gree, Ac. WM. E. WYCHE.
Feb. 14, 1855. 23 w7t
Spirit of the Age copy.
ILL BE SOLD at the Court House Door, in the
citv of Ralcifrh. on Mondav. first dav of Februarv
A X " T TI' T - I V VT?rTt W17T
Terms made known on the day of sale.
Feb. 9, 1S55. sw2t
E5 Register copy two weeks and forward bill to Stan
ard office.
COUNTY, Court of Equity. Thomas W. Wright, ad
ministrator of Margaret Drake vs. Allen Drake, William F.
Drake, Nathaniel B. Drake, Matthew Drake, Harriet Drake,
the children of Betsey Griffin, and the children of Dolly
Drake. Original Bill.
In this case, it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court
that the defendants, Nathaniel B. Drake, Matthew Drake,
Harriet Drake, the children of Betsey Griffin, and the chil
dren of Dolly Drake, are non-residents of this State; it is
therefore ordered that publication be made in the North
Carolina Standard for six weeks, notifying them to be and
appear before the Honorable Judge of our Court of Equity,
at the Court to be held for the county of Nash, at the Court
House in Nashville, on the third Monday of March next,
then and there to answer or demur to said bill, or judgment
pro confesso will be entered up against them. -.
Witness,' B. H. Blount, Clerk and Master of our said
Court, at office, in Nashville, the third Monday of Septem
ber, A. D., 1854.
B. H. BLOUNT, C. M. E.
January 80, 1855. ' (5,62J) 20 Gw.
County, Superior Court of Law, Fall Term, 1854. Jas.
N. Edwards vs. Malinda Edwards, Petition for Divorce.
It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that the
defendant, Malinda Edwards, is not an inhabitant of this
State, it is therefore,- ordered by the Court, that publication
be made in the Raleigh Register and North Carolina Stand
ard, for three months successively, for the said defendant
to appear at the next term of this Court, to be held at the
Court House, in Burnsvitle, on thefourth Monday after the
fourth Monday in March next, then and there to plead, an
swer or demur, to the said petition; otherwise, the same
will be taken pro oonf&tso and heard expart.
Wituess: ti. Young, Clerk of our said Court, at office,
the fourth Monday after the fourth Monday in Soptcmber,
A. D. 1854. ,.: N Y0(JNG & c c
Juni.ary 1855. " 13 Siu.

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