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THE-NORTH , CAROLmA,CIANj)AED: .WEDNESDAY, SEFTR. 23, 1857,
Tournament ui Fancy Ball at Shecca.
Many of oor readers will no doubt b pleased U
see a full account of the recent tournament and
ftnCy ball at Shocco, and we therefore publish the
following from our eotemporary of the Warrenton
fries. . V '.' " 1 . '
We congratulate the spirited and gentlemanly
proprietor, Mr. SeseuniSj upon the brilliant Success
which has crowned his" exertions to entertain and
please his numerous Twitors. " '' '
" " From the Warrenton News.
Having received an invitation to7 be present at this
splendid affair, we left Warrenton late on Monday
evening, in one of Wilson's comfortable four horse
stages, and was soon landed safe at Shocco. We
found the establishment crowded with guests, and
the number was hourly increasing, the prospects
for a bed, much less a room, looked blue. But Ses
siuns is a real trump of a host in a little while all
,.ie accommodated, and long before the mellow
music died away in the ban-room, we found ourself
snu"ly ensconsea in a eouuoriaoie cnamDer, witn a
most gentlemanly and intelligent room-mate. Dr. W.,
of Green co., N. C. At an early hour on Tuesday
it a i . i
morning we found every thing prepared for the sp
proaching scene. The tilting ground was on the
road approaching the hotel. A post was erected on
each side, and from the rope which extended across,
was suspended a rod about four feet long, the end
of which was slit for the insertion of a ring about three
inches in diameter, covered with red cloth. On one
side, was erected a high covered stand for the judges,
on the other a spacious arbor with seats for the spec
tators. The Knights had - to start a distance of
eighty yards, and approaching ttfull speed, to carry
otf the ring on the point of their lance ; a difficult
feat, requiring a quick eye, steady nerves, and more
than ordinary skill in equestrian exercises. ' From
an early hour in the morning until eleven o'clock,
carriages filled with company were constantly arri
ving. About eleven o'clock the shrill notes of the
trumpet announced all was ready : and the Lady
Judges were summoned to take their seats, to which
they were escorted by Gen. M. W. Ransom and the
Counsellors. The following were the Ladies selec
ted : Mrs. Burgwyn, Mrs. Williams, Mrs. Battle, Mrs.
Ransom, Mrs. Meares, Mrs. Brinkley; Mrs. Branch
and Mrs. Johnson, assisted by Gen. Ransom as Judge,
and Mr. J. W. B. Watson, Dr. Drake, Gov. Branch
Dr. Gibbes, CoL Meares, Gen. Bailey and Mr. Battle,
as Counsellors. r
The Marshal, Erasmus Daniel, Esq., of Warren
co., distinguished by a pink scarf, and mounted on
a beautiful charger, led the Knights, nine in num
ber, to the stand, when Gen. Ransom addressed
them. He commenced by alluding to Burke's cele
brated exclamation, "that the days of chivalry were
gone," which, however' true in his time, was not so
now. He briefly pointed out the qualities which
distinguished the true Knight ; and after a pithy,
appropriate and effectively delivered address, dis
missed them to do their best for the honor of their
"Lady Love." We regret we cannot give Gen.
Ransom's remarks verbatim ; like everything ema
nating from him, it left his hearers in doubt which
to admire most, the felicitous diction or the graceful
The Marshal then proclaimed the Knights as fol
CoL Watson,' of, Johnston, N. C, Knight of the
Dr. Knight, of Edgecombe, N. C, Knight of Edge
combe. Wm. A. Hawkins, of Texas, Unknown Knight.
Robert Hendrick, of Mecklenburg, Va.,' Knight
G. Shepard, of Florida, Knight of Florida.
Jno. Thorne, of Halifax, N. C, Knight of the Gar.
Wm. Davis, of Franklin, N. C , Knight of the Black
J. T. Alexartder, of Mecklenburg, Ya.; Knight of
the Golden Cross.
Rovster. of Granville. N. C, as the Black
G. W. Davis, of Mecklenburg, Va., Knight of
Three courses were then run by each Knight, in
which much skill was displayed. The Judges de
cided that the Championship was between the Un
known Knight and the Black Knight, they having
carried off the ring each course. After an exciting
contest the Black Knight was victorious. The next
contest was between the Knieht of the Black Cross
and the Knight of Florida, which was decided in fa
vor of the former. The Knight or the Black Cross,
bv Dermission of the Judges, challenged the Cham
pion to another trial, which he gallantly accepted ;
and after a deeply interesting display, of skill, in
which victory alternately changed sides, the Black
it - i . . j i ;
unigni mainuunea uu jmjsiuvu, suu it mo
We have never witnessed a more exciting scene.
The Kniehts were splendidly accoutred, and as they
flew past the stand with lance in rest, their success
was announced by loud cheers, mingled with bursts
of martial music, which irresistauiy carried me
thoughts back to the thrilling pages of Ivanhoe, and
gave a vivid idea of the famous tournament at Ash-
. . a aa 1 . I .
by de la Zoucn, so graphically aescrioea in mat un
When the Marshal again led his brilliant cortege
before the Judges, the Judge, having announced
the victors, demanded of them to lead their Ladies
to the Stand, which was done in the following order
Mr. Rovster. of Granville. N. C, as Champion,
led forth Miss Hodge Davis, as Queen of Love and
W. A. Hawkins, of Texas, the Unknown Knight,
with Miss Irwin, as First Maid of Honor.
. Robert Hendrick, of Mecklenburg, Va , as Knight
of the Black Cross, with Miss S. bomerville, as bee
ond Maid of Honor.
fL fl. Rhenard. as Knieht of Florida, with Miss
as Third Maid of Honor.
A splendid carriage being in attendance the Queen,
acedtnpied by her Maids, escorted by the Knights,
nri fnllnwed bv a lone train of carriages, was con-
veved in trinmoh to the Hotel- -
Virginia, Texas, and Florida struggled hard fortho
Championship, but bad to -yield tne crown to nonu
Carolina. To a son. of Granville belongs to glory
of maintainging the honor. of the Old North State,
in the first tournament, against the skilful and gal
lant ronrA8fntativeS of the chivalry of her sister
States. Messrs. Thorne, of Halifax, Wm. Davis, of
Franklin, and Alexander, of Mecklenburg, V a., eacn
carried off the ring, and proved themselves fearless
and accomplished horsemen. Their less fortunate
brethren lost no honor in the tilt, and will certainly
prove themselves formidable conpetitors when bet
ter nractised. Messrs Hawkins and Hendricks at
tracted much attention by the graceful management
of their spirited chargers. Mr. Koyster may wen ue
proud of carrying the prize from such skill ui com
Thus dosed the first tournament in North Caro
lina. It wili be long remembered as a "white day"
in the memories, of at least one thousand delighted
spectators, and we feel certain, we but echo their
sentiments, when we express our admiration of the
untiring energy and exquisite skill displayed by all
concerned in getting up the gorgeous spectacle. The
spirited Proprietor of Shocco having spared neither
labor nor cxDcnse in -the preparations, mast feel
gratified that his exertions have been crowned with
such triumnhant success.
We cannot dwell upon the splendid dinner which
awaited us on our return from the tilt. All who
have visited Shocco this season are aware of Mr.
Tyler's abilities. He was not caught napping.
Three several times were the extensive tables felled,
and three times hungry visitors were sent away filled
with good things.
After an abundant supper, the-ball-room was
crowded by a splendid array of female beauty, to
see the. Coronation of the Queen of Love and Beau
ty. A dais had been erected at the upper endof
the ball-room, upon which assembled the successful
Knights and their chosen ladies, lhe Queen was
presented with a splendid golden wreath, by the
venerable Gov. Branch. . The galaxy of beauty
which surrounded him. prevented us approaching
near enough to hear his remarks, but we understand
they were chaste, eloquent, and worthy of the occa
The Queen, attended by the Champion, Tier Maids
of Honor, and their respective Knights, having daneed
a Cotillion, the ball became general and was spirit
edly maintained until after midnight. ,At least wt
eotrid near the merry strainslong after we retired
te ear chamber, and which we supposed must re
oeive the credit of .the many gallant knightly" deeds,
in- the way of killing giants and rescuing fair dam
sels, Which we performed eAi wioere atleep,
About 10 o'clock there' were some splendid-rockets
and Roman-candles discharged, while a copious
discharge ef squibs, fiery serpents, etc., kept the
juveniles is considerable excitement till a late boar.
THE FANCY BALL,
puring Wednesday there was considerable bustle
apparent Visitors -were constantly arriving, and
from the huge mountains of trunks which were oc
casionally deposited in front of the hotel, it was
pretty evident that there would be no deficiency of
Immediately after supper the ball-room was
thrown' open, and the company rapidly assembled.
We have seen many such gatherings, which exceed
ed the present one in numbers, but we never have
seen one to equal it in brilliancy of costume and
display of female loveliness. It was dazzling to
gaze upon the splendid scene ; and as we wandered
through it, accompanied by an experienced friend,
we were compelled to reverse the usual proceedings.
We could not decide which was. the lovleiest, when
all were so lovely ; and therefore sought a plain
face, and though we had the advantage of following
Diogenes in search of an honest man, we were dis-'
appointed, and like him, gave up the search. There
was not a homely femalo in the assembly. This
may be taken as an editorial embellishment, but it
is only a plain fact, and we confidently appeal to the-
hundreds of gentlemen who were present, to sustain
our assertion. We beard V irgituans, lexians, Mis
sissippians and Alabaraians acknowledge they never
before saw so many beautiful women in one assem
bly. We give below a list of the fancy characters, as
far as we could obtain them. The spacious ball
room was crowded, and it was with difficulty that
we could move among the dancers. We feel con
fident that we have ommited many worthy of no
tice, but we trust we will be excused. We have
done our best" the best could do no more."
e, of Edgecombe, Queen of
Miss M. E. B-
the Night, and worthy to be so.
Miss A. H d, of Nash, N. C, Morning
Miss 11. H d, of Nash, Countess of the
Court of Charle II. Nash has reason to boast, if
she has many such daughters
Miss P. W s,-of Halifax,
C., Belle of
the Harvesters, and
Miss M. W
s, of Halifax, Gipsey Fortune
Teller. two charming girls, well dressed.
Miss M. H y. of Raleigh. N. C.. Wnite
Lady ofAvenel, a faultless representative of Scott's
Miss C. H. J s, of Mecklenburg, V a., Maul
of the Mist, another of Scott's characters, admi
rably pourtrayed by one of Virginia's beautiful
Miss P. R n, of Goldsborough, N. C,
Italian Lady. Miss R. drew after her many an
admiring glance. She is well qualified to personate
Italy s black-eyed daughters.
Miss B n, of Halifax, N. C, Eed-ridvng
Hood, one of a cluster of Halifax beauties.
Miss M. S e, of Warrenton, S)rmg, well
dressed, and one of the most lovely and most ad
mired characters present.
Miss S. b e, of Warrenton, Zenobia, Queen
of Palmyra, splendidly attired, and acknowledged
by all to be Queen of Hearts as well as of the " De
sert City." .
Miss S. K y, of Warren, N. C, a Jewess,
. Miss E. K y, of Warren. Keening Star,
very well dressed.
Miss M. A
Miss L. M
Miss L. C
n, of Halifax, Bavarian Broom-
j, two more Halifax stars of
-a handsome Canadian Girl.
-Titama, Queen of the Fairies,
MissS. W s,-
-a graceful representative of Shakespeare's Sylph.
Miss P r, of Chowan, N. C, The Sybil,
a charming daughter of North-Carolina.
Miss C. J n, of S. C, a pretty
esting Flower Girl.
Miss A d and Mr. A-
-y, of N. C , as
Husband and Wife of the Last Century, well sup
Miss A. v r, Warrenton, si. v., a very
Miss E. B
y, of Warrenton, N. C, Ellen
most lovable bcotch lassie, graceful
Miss L. I
-n, of Warrenton, N. CBundWs
Bride, another of Warren s fair daughters.
Miss L. A n, a handsome Swisn Girl.
Mrs. P k, of Tenn., Winter. She was the
only representative from Tennessee, but a host in
Col. Meares, Wilmington, English Alderman of
the time of George 111.
Gen. Ransom, Northampton, RiemL
T. W. Battle, Edgecombe, Italian Bandit.
J. T. Alexander, Mecklenburg, Va., Colonel of
Virginia JJilttia, well dressed and a noble looking
specimen of the Virginian soldier.
R. Hendrick, of Mecklenburg, Va., Sicilian
Knight in appropriate costume, equally at home in
the lists and the ball room.
Erasmus Daniel, Halifax, a very good looking
Col. Boyd, Warren, N. C, Teeumseh, an admirable
personification of an Indian Chief, one of the best
dressed, and best supported characters in the ball
room. J. Thorne, Halifax, splendidly attired as a gentle
man of the Coin t of Charles II.
C. Clarke, Bertie, Persian Later, magnificently
dressed and kept to his " hookah " in true mussel
man style, a well supported character.
E. Carr, Warren, N. C, an active Scotch Page.
W. H. Hawkins, Texas, A graceful Spanish
E. P. Jones, Miss., Count of Monto Christo. Mr.
J. was splendidly attired in dark blue and gold, and
bis costume was in admirable keeping with his char
acter. He made a very distinguished appearance. .
Dr. Hawkins, Warren, Surgeon U. S. Navy.
Well dressed and true to the life.
A. Alston, Warren Paul Clifford. A good rep
resentation of Bulwcr's Hero.
W. Davis, Franklin Knight of the Black Plumi.
He proved himself a good knight in the lists.
General Huckabee, Ala. A well dressed Robin
Mr. Barnes, Tarboro' A Yankee boy. Full of
fun, frolic and mischief, but never for a moment ex
ceeding the bounds of decorum. A well sustained
Mr. Hugh McNair, Edgecombe, as a capital Paul
Pry, created much amusement.
Mr. McNab, as Hamlet; an excellent representa
tion of the Danish Prince, with the true theatrical
A. B. C. Davis, Tennessee The Corsair; richly
dressed, but too good looking for Byron's cut-throat
hero. " . '
W. B , Va., as Lovelace. We doubt if Field
ing's Lovelace was half as handsome.
Col. W.il. H. Tucker, of Raleigh, as Louis the
ith, of France. We doubt if the veritable Louis
himself ever wore a more gorgeous uniform. It was
not only true to the fashion of the seventeenth cen
tury, but made of rich crimson velvet; the coat and
vest actually covered with tasty golden embroidery,
with breecheastockings, shoes, buckles, and hat to
match We have never seen so rich a dress in a
public ball-room. 'It does credit to the Colonel's
taste and liberality. He was one of the beet looking
men, and decidedly the best dressed character in the
ball-room. His splendid appearance threw all others -In
the shade he was the'V lion " of the night '
W Hv Cheek, of Warrenton, another well-dressed
and graceful 'representative of ' Denmark's Moody '
Edward Lape, Wilmington, a well dressed French
G. W. Watson, of Johnston, N. C.,Celonsi.of
JV. C. ' Militia. Mr. -Watson's manly appearance .
was well set off by his splendid un'form. -
Mr. Boy ster, Granville, as the Black Knight, and
champion ef the List. '
Dr. Rrtter, of New York, aa Diogenes in $eareh of,
an honest man. We are not aware whether He Suc
ceeded; or not. but rather think not He is hard to- j
. i., -j-
meet with, io'modero times, and if ftNrDoctior dohV I
finevbim South, he may blew out fWUe wheu
he turns his face homewards." ".;', 'v Vr, 4
The following ladies, we noticed among thebreng ,
! full dress. Misses PrMcL., S. O. and PVofWel-?
deist Tn of Washington, N. C; B. of Halifax;
three Misses ot Petersburg; Hisses a. a, 01
Pittsboro', N. C; P., of La.; two Misses Wn of
Washington, N. C. ; Misses N. H of Scotland Neck
Mrs. H., Halifax; B. A., J. H., Miss R,of Granville;
Miss B., Warrenton: Miss Bn Miss B., and many
more to us unknown.
Some gentlemen, aware of the exertions of the fol-
owing ladies," have requested us, as an act of Justice
to record them as worthy of remembrance, for the
active part taken in superintending the entire pro
ceedings. Messdames B., of Edgecombe ; B., Wil
mington; J.,.o. U.; B., Halifax, N. V.; U. Kaleign;
M., Wilmington ; R., Northampton; G., S. C, and
We noticed the following prominent persons ac
tive participators in the festivities : Col. Ruffin, M.
C, Gov. Branch, Hon. J. Kerr, Drs. Uibbesana
Drake; Mr. Alston and lady, CoL S. M. Crosson
and lady. Col. F. P. Haywood and lady. Mai. Hebler,
Col. Kufhn. of AIa Boddie. of Miss.. Dr. une. 01
Wilmington, Dr. Ward, of Greene county, and Major
Ward, of Onslow, &c., &c. .'
On Wednesday night was a creditable specimen
of Mr. Sessums' liberality and disregard for expense,
and of Mr. Tyler's taste and ability as a caterer.
We had an opportunity of inspecting the tables at
our leisure, and were much pleased at the artistic
taste and skill displayed in the ornamental confec
tionary, cakes, fcc. upon inquiring we found that
W, C: Schunbord, of Richmond, had executed the
confectionary and. ornamental work, and John
Strong, of Richmond, the cakes, &c. As far as our
judgment extended, both are masters of their busi
ness, and seem to have given satisfaction to Mr. bes-
sums numerous guests.
From the Wilmington Journal.
Duplin Co. Agricultural Fair- Correspondence.
Kenansville, Duplin county, Sept 10th, 1857.
Mk. H olden:
hear Sir : The undersigned, in behalf of the Du
plin County Agricultural Society, respectfully solic
it of you the favor of an Address, to be delivered
before that body at its next annual meeting, to be
held at Kenansville, on the 6th of November, 1857.
In compliance with this request, you will greatly ob
lige tne committee ana the members generally.
O. R. KENAN,
W. R. WARD,
N. W. HERRING.
HOLDEN S REPLY.
Raleigh, Sept. 16th, 1857.
Messrs. O. R. Kenan, Stephen Graham, Wm. R.
vv akd and IN. V . JlIekking, committee Gentlemen:
Yours of the 10th inst., inviting me to deliver an ad
dress before the Duplin County Agricultural Socie
ty, at Kenansville, on the 6th November, 1857, has
been received. I know but little, gentlemen, of ag
riculture and the mechanic arts, and I am sincerely
distrustful of my ability to do anything like justice
to the occasion ; yet, so deep is the interest which I
feel in the efforts now in progress, by means of Ag
ricultural Societies and otherwise, to develop onr re
sources and improve our condition, that I cannot de
cline your invitation. I will take pleasure in appear
ing before your Society at the time indicated, but all
I can promise is, that what I shall have to say will
be conceived in an earnest desire to serve the Socie
ty, and to promote the industrial interests of your
iv un my oesi wisnes lor me prospenty or your
bociety, and with many thanks for the honor you
nave aone me oy this invitation,
I am most respectfully yours,
"W. W. HOLDEN.
For the Standard.
Orange Superior Court.
Messhs. Editors : This Court was in session last
week, his honor Judge Manly presiding. No cases
of importance were tried on the civil docket, but a
goodly number of " hog and horse capes" were dis
posed of. The Judge is a man of decided learning
and ability, and presides with dignity, courtesy and
A negro man (slave) Alves, the property of Mr.
Morgan, was tried for the murder of another slave
on the day of the late election affording another
warning to slaveowners of the evils of permitting
their slaves to assemble together on public occasions.
He was convicted and sentenced to be hanged on
Friday the 9th of next October.
Mr. Solicitor Ruffin was in attendance, prosecuting
witn great ability ana success, adding to the nigh
reputation he has already earned as a prosecuting of
ficer, ana giving general satisiaction. B.
The Old Slave Trade. As much and as severe
ly as Northern men may inveigh against slavery and
the slave trade, and denounce the sins and iniquities
of the South, they have had quite as much proba
bly more to do with such infamous business, as
they call it, as the people of the South. The fol
lowing extract from an exchange will exhibit the in
terest they felt in nigger's, and nigger trading not a
great while ago ; and the fact, also, that many of the
wealthiest persons at the North owe their wealth to
traffic in African slaves:
"From 1803 to 1807 there were imported into the
little town of Bristol, Rhode Island a seaport that
did not contain a population of 2,000 more than
100 slaves annually. The whole number imported
within the period was 3,914, all from the coasts of
Africa. . During the same time there were brought
into Newport a town within twelve miles of Bristol,
in the same State, now the famous and attractive
watering place, 3,488 slaves. Providence, in the
same State, received 559. Hartfo d, Connecticut.
250, and Boston 100, in the same years. The slaves
brought into Rhode Island, were but a small portion
of the number her citizens were taking from the
coast of Africa directly to the West Indies, and into
the ports of Southern States. Fifty-nine 6lave ships
belonged at the time to the little State of Rhode Is
land. Some of the largest fortunes which have de.
scended to her citizens were created by this traffic;
and but a few years ago there were men in that
State, among the honored and wealthiest of the in
habitants, who had been active participants in tho
trade, or owned the ships that carried the human
cargoes. One of her Senators in Congress, as late
as. 1826 or 1823, commenced his life as a slaver be
tween the coast of Africa and the West India Islands;
anu ne naa snips cngngea in it tin tne trade was
suppressed by law if not affterwards also.. He
died but a few years ago, bequeathing a fortune of
millions to his children, who are at this day classed
in tne nignest ranks ot society, '
, . ' Frort the Charlotte Democrat
Coach Makers Convention. We find in tho
Standard a call for a convention of the coach mak
ers of North Carolina to assemble in Raleigh during
the State Fair. The call is signed by the coach
manufacturers of Greenville, Tarharo' and Wilson,
and begins with the following language : "The un
dersigned, coach-makers, are painfully impressed
with the idea that they are not sufficiently remuner
ated lor their labor in carrying on their business,
and then expresses the opinion . that the fault lies
with the coach-miikers themselves hence the re
quest for a conference.'! In connection with this
matter we publish the following : ' "
Mr. Yates .'We notice a communication in the
N. C. Standard sighed by sundry Coach-makers of
the East which please. notice. We endorse every
word uttered by -those gentlemen. There is a la
mentable state of things existing among our breth
ren of the craft, which should be remedied if possi
ble. Let us meet in convention and make the effort, ,
at the time and place specified by ' our brethren of.
the East .. L ;' ' "
OVERMAN & WILSON, ,
Char;otte,Septi12th.' . ,:
, Mr. M. M. Walker, of Columbus county, informs
as (bathe has raised on jhis farm a Squaslwveighing
74 pounds. There were five on the yirief v d the
aggregate weight was 814 peupds Fit Jowr.
BeW we give the Complete Official vote, by Dis
tricts, for Members ttf Coneress and for Free Suf
frage; also an abstract from bur table of the vote
fof and against Free Suffrage, showing at a glance
the result, by Districts, Counties, by individual
votes, with the majority In each
Shaw, Smith, " " Kot:
Denu X. M. " Apprv'd. Apprv'i.
611 , .167 . 634 . ; .13
106 513 -.246 88
-366 633 -890 .103
282 872 278 105
867 886 878 " 178
265 ,. -210 228 -121
275 467 257 186
l 672 - 490 669 265
729 686 . 707 . 839"
708 834 " 511 v 241.
479 675 897 ' 298
298 885 .-872 V. 117-
145 299 232 79',
6293 - 5255 ' 5189 2133
6255 . 2133 ' ,
88 maj for 8056 -
5940 616 4986 1719
Ruffin's maj ' 5324 maj for 3267 ;
Window. Scat'ring. ApM. Not Ap'd.
NewHanov'r, 840 167 758 182
Brunswick, 241 164 810 86 .
Columbus, 507 77 532 75
Bladen, 312 189 240 289
Sampson, 940 110 ,681 438
Cumberland, 885 219' 759 331
Robeson, 697 260 644 318
Duplin, . 998 46 804 166
Richmond, 302 238 875 174
Harnett, 615 18 489 101
6338 1487 5592 2160
Winslow's maj 4851 maj for 3432
Branch. Scat'ring. Ap'd.
Branch's maj 6273 . maj for 2786
847 maj agn'st 486
Ashe, ' '
Scales' maj 729 maj for 6205
Craige. Scat'ring. Ap'd.
Craige's maj 5855 maj for 4361
ClingmVs maj 6017 maj for 8007
FREE SUFFRAGE. -',
LETTER FROM GEN, HASKELL.
i - - . Memphis, Monday, Sept 7, 1857.
To the Editors of the Morning Bulletin ;
IJuv abandoned politics. 'I shall become a stu
dent, and devote vUjy life to law and literature
writing more .. and speaking lets. I can scarcely
nope ever to leave fortune to my children, I will
try to give them the legacy of an honest fame, and.
gooa example to imitate, v.. -
I intend to eschew- idleness," strong drink, tobacco
In til its. fbnnsi live virtuously and iahot assiduous
ly. I have reaebed the period -of life when, ft nan
would nut deserve Heaven if he did hot think pray-
erfuily and profitably of these things. Recently I
have thought much of the "Land of the Hereafter."
- - I propose on Tharsda night joest, to deliver ft
K. N. Ap'd.
which doe notice will be given, fcjwcw" T rr
tended as an Art Picture, and la written pnnenyany
for the imdiea.'" ' ' V W i - -
. My object ia to institute " literary' Clubs" wMh'
suitable rooms, a library of 6,000 or 6,000 volume,
and te subscribe tor tne leaamg paper m -ap-sines
of the United States and TSnglandV, wbkn are
to be kept earefaully on file. Let this be dome, and
it .arSIl t A rummtnl offnrt to Weftri OtW Ben
young men from the haunts of vice, idleness and
dissipation, where so many are hopelessly ruined,
and make intelligent and useful citlxena of them.
.... - . . . .. 9AM.
foor as i em, i will head tne subscription wim
cash payment of one hundred dollars, if the rich
meu of Mepphis will back me.
If I am successful here, I intend to write,' during
.n mfIm nf . lectures on tha following sub
jects: "Tbe Career of Mahomet," "The Religion
Of ConfUClUS, " lne Uiory OI nuniogum, - xm
Genius of Napoleon,-' . " rne oraruy vtuanuea oi
Cromwell," "The Campaigns of Alexander the
Great The Heroism of Cbarleniagne,wod "The
Story of Hannibal." . ,
These lectures I will Srst deliver here, ir encour
aged, with a traveling companion ,1 will visit the
principal cities of the United States. It U my inten
tion, out of the "proceeds of these lectures, to eon-i;kavaii-
ir,xmrA ths manrnration of the en
terprise I desire to establish in Memphis--to the
-T ". .. - ,.. ... . . . M. J . I.
completion or tne wssningion onuurcm, iu m
purchase of Mount Vernon, ii successiui ra uio
United States' 1 contemplate visiting ngiano, oouiu
UnarmUm ttia K.r.iWioh TalandcL California. Oreeon.
, nd Washington Territory. It may be thonght that
U:'a . vaaafn mvA awt-abAMIlt mtWTIVMnmil. It'lft IaOt
HI ib ib o ioiii esiivs au nH fm
:s- it pays as it goes, and may be abandoned' if it
ttir.ilnna in fall vrithntlt th lnftn nf a. cenL ' If I
make al Louisville $10, 1 can reach St Louis if, I
I t a art.. a . W A. A Xt
make a guinea at Birmingnam, i .can get ra jiau-
Chester, and pay all - expenses. Ol course, on my
return, 1 will publisn tne story ot my " anaenngs.
j 'Tiftpta fiftv r.enta! irentleman and ladv. one dol
lar; Seats for Board of Mayor and Aldermen, the
teachers and children oi tne i-uonc ocuoois, eaiiors
and attaches nf the Memnhis Press, and other towns.
'who may be here, and clergymen of the city and
families, free. . . ..
Let me be encouraged, and judge wether I can do
justice to these subjects.
. Will the papers ot tne city piease copy r
WM. T. HASKELL.
On the 17th inst.. at the residence of the bride's father.
bv G. H. Faribault, E?q., Miss Salina, eldest daughter of
Hardie Poole, Sr, to Mr. John C. Jordan, all of Wake.
Also, at the same time and place. Miss Eveline, second
daughter of Hardie Poole, to Jonn D. Sturdivant.
. In this City, very suddenly, on the 19th inst- Mrs. Nancy
Smith, wife of Eldridge Smith, Esq. She was fi r many
years an acceptable member of the Methodist E. Church.
Freight Received via Raleigh & Gaston Rail
road tor the A ortn-uaroiina jtauroaa.
Skptbmbek 1.1, 1857.
F L Warren. A A J Holt. G A Mebane. W W Cox, H L
Owen, J L Moore, E Speed, S H Gersan, M ft Brother, F A
Davis, t It Warren, Stone A cstrowd, U M Isley, snepnera,
F A Cheek. W W Cox. A A J Bolt. F L Warren. G A Me
bane, J L Moore, F L Warr.-n, A A J Holt, G M Isley, Stone
ft Strowd, Shepherd, F A Cheek, W W Cox, A A J Holt, F
li warren, li a Menaoe, J u noore, i u warren, a a j
Holt, G M ller, Stone A Strowd, W A Graham, Dr C A
Henderson, T T Prather, Jas Webb, J L Moore, W B Vin
ceut, Jno Watson, L S Aldrick, Bnrkhead A Smith, Ruffin
Cheek, B F Snipes, P A Siffurd, T M Cooper, L J Patterson,
Jas Watson, Long A McCawley, T Sellers. H Scott, P C
Smith, L W Simmons, E Gale, II C Dick, J W McKee,
Brown A Uomn, Stone A Strowd, Kootman A .Pelts, J A
Betting, H A London, R Sterling, R Loader, J T Cain,
Sambler A Leipheimer, L Wilkinson, T Bynum.
September 18, 1RW.
W W Guetw. W J McConnell. A G Anderson. Ruffin
Cheek, J H Rbett, Armfield A Colton, C C Curtis, Dr J L
Cole, S Archer, Judge Ruffin, R Williams, Lemuel Wilkin
son, P B Ruffin, C B Ruffin, C J Burnett, J M Worth A
Son, W T Hogan. Carr A Rigsby, JWCt t, B F Snipes,
King, Hege A Co. H K Nash, Hobin A Morehead, Long a
McCawlev, J W Carr, R B Saunders, W J Mills, C N
McAdooBrown A Coffin, T T. Prather, L If Browne, A
Weatherlv, MnrphvA (Jo, Jas Watson, intone A strowd, W
P Whoitbn. F A Stare. D A W C Bynum. J Neese. Jr.
Bird A Crawford, F L Wan-en, B F Snipes, W J Hogan, A
Spencer, W T H A Co, Jas Webb, W B Vincent, H Strowd
a va. jas watson. j. w. j Li aioore. u jucauoo. Joun
Miller, W a Vincent A Son, 1 T rratner, s Archer, L
Wilkinson, Koofman A Felts, J Huddleston, R M Estis, S
Fatbttbtiiae, Sept. 19, 1857.
BACON 18 eta., and a good supply on hand. COTTON
13 to 14 cts. FLOUR $6.75 to $7.2S. CORN $1.25 per
bushel. OATS 60 cts. per busnel, iAJU18ets. FLAX
SEED $1.25. ,
Wilmixgtox, Sept 19, 1857.
TURPENTINE Receipts light. Sale this morning- of
oniy eu odis. ai ior virgin, aua ior yeuow aip, y 28Q
SPIRITS TURPENTINE Sales yesterday of 20 bbls. at
42 cents ; 182 do. at 42W cents; and 1.450 do. at 48 cents ffl
gallon, xnis morning xw uo. cnaugea Hands at latter
Ao sales reporteo in Kosin or Tar.
SALT l.Oov sacks Liverpool received coastwise. 600" of
wtticn sola yesterday at wi cents, so days : and this morn
ing oou at bs cenis y saca, o" aays. jour.
Pbtbbsbcru, Sept. 18, 1857.
TOBACCO. The market to-day for the lower ffrades
was very dull, and prices were again lower. The decline
on sucn sorts in tne last two weeks is irom I2.no to S.
Dor good Lieat there is a better demand, and we quote such
at 1S(2,15. Primings S2.50 to 14.20.
WHtAT. The market continues active for srood and
choice white, aud we quote at from tl.8o to $1.40. This
allows an advance since last t nday or Inim 10 to 12 cents.
The lower grades are inactive.
LARD. Virginia is very scarce at 20 cents, and unless
we bare some arrivals soon, the market wiU be entirely
BACON. Western is very scarce, and prices are again
higher. We quote good sides 1717 : shoulders 15alft.
COTTON. The market is almost bare, and we quote
nominally at u$ to lf$, tnougti we tnink it likely a
choice lot would bring over 15K.
FLOUR. We note a decline in this article, with but a
limited enquiry. Extra Superfine t&X; Plain Superfine
S8 ; ine 77 ; anu ramuy
GUANO is in fair demand at $ti2(g62W.
SUGAR is weak, and prices hTe a declining tendency.
BAGGING has been in better request, with some ad
vance. We now quote at ioglo, as in quality. '.
LEATHER continues firm, with a better demand.
COFFEE. The market ia quiet, without any change iu
nrices the nast week. .
CORN. There baa been more doing, with sales at 95a
HAY is dull at f 1.151.25. '
SALT. $1.65 from store, and $1.53 in large lots from
MOLASSES is very dull, with a poor demand. We
quote J. U. at 80(385, and Portland Syrup at 4850.
MACKEREL ia lower, with but little enquiry.
RICE 53ffi. . .
.' NORFOLK MARKET.
REPORTED roe THC " KOBTH-CABOLIXA STAKDABD.
Br A. M. M'PHEETERS A CO.,
Wholesale Grocers, Forwarding it Oonrmiesion Merchant.
NoaroLS. Sept. 19, 1857. .
' FLOUR. Since oar last the receipts have been very
large, and our market ia over stocked and vary dull, with a
down ward tendency. We quote S. F. at $C50ti.7p ; Extra
$7.25; Family $7.75.
WHEAT. Market dull, with no sales to report. We
quote Red $1.05$l.lO; White $1.121.15.
CORN. Sales white and -mixed at 72c in small lots.
BACON.. Very scarce and much enquired for; Va. Hog
round lKe. ; Hams 20c ; Lard 20c.
NAVAL STOBF& So-all sales Sp'ts Turpentine at 42c
Rosin and Tar are unchanged.
SALT. L. B. $1.60; G. A. 1.101.15.
' GUANO. Peruvian $0O; Manipulated. $53; Mexican
LIME. Thomaston $1.151.20; W. C. $1.40. -GROCERIES
are unchanged. - -
. " new.yorbTmarket. .
.. " Naw.Yoix, Sept. 19, 1857. .
FLOUR is buovast, and has advanced 15 cents : sales of
State brands at $5.45g5.60; Ohio $5.856.5 Soatbern
$5.756.10. WHEAT has advanced j aalea of white at
$1.401.61 i-red $12Vft, CORN ia iaaotive, aad Uuld.
. era demand an advanae. STOCKS ar, du.II ; Virginia
sixes.86. . ... - '
- ---'Bju.TtMoaa, Sept. 19, 1857.
FLOUR is steadywith sales at $5.60.: WHEAT m arm ;
aalea of red at $1.25; white $l.2SAh CORN isdnll;
sales of white at 707s;yeUow 64 0 . l:
Musts. Boutm et WUtom I - - ' . -rj.
Again wa desire to inrorm jam nuiiioi" .- ----we
havejoat returued from purebasing oor JaU . Stock of
DRY GOODS, and are new wwutid teedabit all kinds of
,. .: - ItAXUllOS-.UIUSSX W"Of
8Uks M QiittaPattenM, (aide stripO i ' . .
glka4dere. ,.. --- ' l
Ucs ao4id eotors, Ac, - - V . 7
SuJHacaanoBuV J: t
Plaid VaUocumre, '
ran rmm, . " A .l
Bombexuies, Aipaesa, w
DeBages, ior x ravening i . .
aoaksnd Talma Cloths, Ac.
lagBiBcent asaortmeot of ' ' -
dlok and Talmas, ia Velvet and Ooth.
French Embroidery- " ' ' '.- "1
Bands, JUIgiDgs, iDsarunga, vwwi .
Infant Bodies and Caps, .-r- : .v' - -.
Ladies' .Linen Yokes. Ac .
Uda'Shawkv . '
Plush, ChineHeand Kevettiweonewis. ,
Ladies' Gaiters. Bootees. SlinDora, Ac, first quality.
In fact, everything usually, kept ta a large aad fcsWoaable
Dry Goods Store t . , V - anwwn 5 ?
' - Vff . n. Ck, WJm m vmmtmrnm , .
Raleigh, Sept. S3, 186T. - - . - . ..
' HATS AHD CAPS.
CALL AT TUCKER'S IF YOU WISH A FASHIOJI
able Hat or Cap, add partieularly to get one of those
Beebe Ventilators, (new style,) or bis delightml soft Hat,
or the Navy Cap, oil covers. r -
' n. u. a Jva ivvua.
Sept. 22, 1857. 87-t.
LAND FOR 8AI.E.
TU2 UNDERSIGNED WILL SELL UIH rLAHTA
tion,' containing about 418 acres, about half of which
is in ita original growth, and heavily timoereo. Tne re
mainder has been recently cleared, and la in a nue ttste ot
cultivation. - This Land is situated on Burnett s creek, o
miles Northwest of Oxford, ia well watered ana in a pieas
aat and healthy neighborhood.- . 4 - - '
Also, anotber Tract 01 Mtua, situateu on tna viiura anu
Roxhuro' Road, near the above tract. eoDtaintDg about 420
acres, a considerable portion of which is woodland. The
above Tracts of Land will be sold separately or together.
Tbey are well adapted to tbe culture of Tobacco, Wheat,
Oats, Corn, Ac, Ac Persona wishing to buy Land wilt do
well to call and examine the above tracts. Auy informa
tion aa regards the Land, pnee, A -., can be had by address
ing the subscriber at Oak Hill. N. C, James C. Cooper or
- Oak HilL Sept. 22, 1857. 1208 wtC
Kegister copy weeuy tin wrnia.
J. W. JOHNSOlf .
' Attorney at Law, Raleigh, If. C. ''
W ILL ATTEND PARTICULARLY AND PROMPT
ly to the collection f all kinds of claims, renewing
and discounting notes in Bank, hiring and renting proper
ty, and buying and selling real estate on eommiaaion. Re
fer to Charles Dewey, Cashier Bank of the State, and W.
H. Jones, Cashier Bank of Cape Fear.
All letters .enclosing money most be registered. Office
on Fayetteville St., opposite tbe Market Square.
Sept.-22, 1857. r ' - . . 87 tf.
" NOTICE. " "
PURSUANT TO A DECREE OF AUGUST TERM OF
the County Court of Wake I efaalL on Monday tbe 2d
day of November next,- at tbe late residence of Arias B.
Rogers, sell to the highest -bidder, on a credit of twelve
iiionths, a valuable Tract of Land, situated in the County of
Wake, on Neuse River, containing 442 acres. Bond with
approved security will be required
GEO. W. THOMPSON, Adm'r.
, Sept 22, 1857. 1208 wtd.
M' ILL-GEARING FOR SALE.- THE SUB
scriber offers for sale hia mill-gearing, as good as
new, and two pair of Elisor ia mill-stones, four feet diameter
and 22 inches through tbe eye; also as good as new. Terms
' - SYLVESTER SMITH, .
Raleigh, Sept. 82, 1857. ;- 87 6t. .
fii TATE OF NORTH-CAROLINA, WAKE
!9 COUNTY. In Equity. . Fabiua J. Haywood va Eliza
beth 8. Ryals and als. - .
Whereas, a bill baa been heretofore filed in our Court of
Equity for Wake county, by Fabiua J. Haywood against
Elisabeth 3. Ryals, Joseph J. Ryals, George Lang, John
Bessant, Duncan li Clinch, Susan V. Clinch, and Duncan
L Clinch, Jr., Florida S. Hopkins, Mary R. Hopkins, Wil
liam T. Hopkins, and Frances J. Hopkins, and R. P. Finch,
for the purpose of subjecting tbe separate estate of said
Elisabeth S. Ryals to the debt of said Haywood; and where
as, tbe comp'ainant has made oath that all of the defend
ants named above are non-residents of North-Carolina, ex
cept the defendant, Richard P. Finch: .
This, therefore, is to notify and command each and all of
said non-residents and defendants, hereinbefore named, to
be and appear at onr Superior Court of Equity, to be held
at tbe Court House in the City of Raleigh, on tbe 1st Mon
day after the 4th Monday in September next, then and
there to plead, answer or demur to sa:d complainant's said
bill of complaint, or the same will be taken pro eomftnto
aa to them, or such of them aa fail to appear and answer,
and will be set for hearing export.
Given under my band at office, this 18th day of August,
A. D., 1857.
ED. GRAHAM HAYWOOD, C A M.
" August 18, 1867. '. , 77 wsww.
WATSON'S ISt PROVED TWELVE DOLLAR
THE CITIZENS. OF RALEIGH AND NEIGHBOR
ING country are respectfully invited te call at our
rooms ( Mr. Copeutnd's Daguerrian Rooms, over the Post
Office, to witness the operation of -
Watson's Celebrated 912 Family Sewing Ma
Which will be on exhibition at the above place, affordina a
fine opportunity for all the citizens to see it, and test its
particular worth for family use.
This Machine is admirably adapted to all kinds of Family '
Sewing; it is simple in itsonstrnetiou,easilv operated.not if
able to get out of order, and will do as much work in a single
day as the most expert seamstress can do in ten, with her
needle and is sold for the low price of
Any one who upon seeing it operate, should wish to procure
a Machine, may leave their order, with the assurance of re
. ceiving, in a few days, one equal in every respect to the
sample on exhibition.
T. B. POISAL, Agent.
3 State and County tights fur sale by applying to na
in person or by letter.
August 25, 1857. w - 79 tC
A DESIRABLE FARM FOR SALE.
TH E UNDERSIGNED WILL DISPOSE OF, AT
private sale, the Farm on which be ai present resides.
It lies on both aides of tbe read leading from SmitkfieM to
Mitchener's Depot, on tbe "H- C. Railroad, about one mile
and a half from each place, and contains some four hundred
acres, fifty of which is moat excellent Swamp Land.
Persons desiring a Farm convenient to the Railroad,
of. that extent, will do well to examia it, as U ia decidedly
one of the most desirable places in Johnston county.
Sept. 4, 1897. 82 4t
WILLIAMS & HAYWOOD,
RALEIGH, N. C,
Wholesale and Retail Dealers ia
DRUGS, MEDICINES AND CHEMICALS,
- DYB STUFFS,
OILS, PAINTS AND PAINTERS' ARTICLES.
- WINDOW GLASS AND PUTTY, OUASSWABK,
" , Cathphene and Burning Fluid,
. FBsroMBar, raa soaps,
HAIR, TOOTH AND PAINT BRUSHES,
messes aid bpppobtbbs or aix kihm,
SPICES, FLAVORING EXTRACTS. PATENT MEDI-
... . CINES, SUPERIOR INKS,
Pwre Wines anal Brandies, Scotch Ale and!
London Porter, for Medical Purposes,
. Snuff, Tobacco, Cigar, o5, tie.,
' A RE NOW RECEIVING LARGE ADDITIONS TO
- their Stock for the Fall and Winter Trade, which has
been carefully selected from the Importers and Manufactu
rers in the Northern Cities, and to which they invite the
attention Of the public. .
Physicians, .Country Merchants,' Builders, and others
. throughout the State, wishing bills filled,' for cash or short
time, will save money by calling on- us before purchasing
elsewhere.. ".; - v:..
Sept. 4, 1857. 88 im.
WINTER OATS GENUINE ARTICLE, IN
Sacks of 2 V bushels, or 75 lbs; standard weight,
for sale. Apply, aarme,'. Hall, to M
4AO m. tun ijro.
Raleigh, 8ept. 11, 1857.
HAVING ABANDONED ALL PURPOSE
TO REMOVE FROM THE STATE, 1 SHALL AT
TEND, regularly, the Courts of my Circuit. Alsa, the
' Federal and Supreme Courts.'
Those wishing to see me on business, will please call at
nryreaidenee, .. . :W. MILLER.
September 18, 1857. '.a .-. r 8ft tf.