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B HEIGH. WEDPfESflAY'i APRIL 14, 1 858.
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Death of Ht. Benton. ;
We learn from the , Washington Globe,'tht the '
flon. Thomas H. Benton departed this life at his res-v
idence in Washington,, on Saturday morning last
boutseven o'clock. The Union of Saturday, which
vent to press on Friday night, says : . ' V
"A painful rumor obtained circulation last evening
that this distinguished gentleman had d.ed. Upon
inquiry, we learned that such wa& not the fact.
Laie in the afternoon he was propped up in bed,
working, with his indomitable perseverance and In
dustry, upon the condensation of the debates in
Con'ri'-s. wbich has engaged his attention for a year
or more." " '.
What will, what indomitable energy in the very
jaws of death ! , . '
We take the following announcment of his death
from the Glohe:
" The Hox. Thomas H. Benton. The announce
ment of the death of this great man in the House of
Kepresentatives yesterday was premature; but now
the sad event has taken place, as will be seen by a
note from Wm. Carey Jones, his son-in-law, which
We have not time before putting this paper to
press to write even such a notice of him as we could
write. Perhaps it is well for both the living and the
dtail that it is so. Who can do the justice to the
memory of Thomas H. Benton that he has so often
done to others? No man living. It is our opinion
that he possessed more general information than any
man who has lived in the nineteenth century, and
could impart all he knew as clearly and as impres
sively as any man that ever liv ed. Thirty-two years'
service in Congress, during which time charges of
the corruption of members of Congress were rife,
he was above suspicion ; not even a charge was ever
laid at his door. Let that vouch for his integrity.
C Street, Satcrdat, lOlh April, 1858.
Mv Deak Sik: The old friend to whom you have
been so true, and who had so high an appreciation
of your character and qualities every way, has gone
hence. He died this morning at twenty-five min
utes to eight.
WM. CAREY JONES.
Mr. John C. Rives."
Immed alely after the House adjourned on Friday,
Mr. Jone, of Tennessee, called attention to the fol
lowing letter, which was read from the clerk's desk :
C Street, Washington, April 8, 1858.
To you, as old Tennessee friends, I address my
self to say that, in the event of my death here. I
desire that there should not be any notice taken of it in
Congress. There is no rule of either house that will
authorize the announcement of my death, and, if
there were such a rule, I should not wish it to be
applied in my case, as being contrary to my feeling
and convections, long entertained, a shown in a note
to a speech of Mr. Randolph, on the occasion of the
death of Mr. David Walker, published in the abridge
went of debates, vol. W, p. 556. The request of
ir W 11 .1 a 1 t .t r . r
iir. uaiKer mere recoraea, ana me remarks or Mr.
Randolph, express entirely my sentiments and con
victions. Should, herefore, any of my kind friends
in either house make it necessary to do so, I entrust
to you to make known, by means of this note, my
express wish and desire that the event remain un
noticed in Congress.
Your old Tennessee friend,
THOMAS H. BENTON.
Samuel Houston, Esq.,
Senator in Congresss from the State of Texas.
George W. Jones, Esq.,
Representative in Congress from Tennessee.
Kansas in the House.
The Washington Union of Friday last says :
"The House again took action on the Kansas bill
yesterday. The question came up on the Senate's
non concurrence in the House amendment. It was
moved by the opposition to adhere to their own bill,
and the motion was carried 4y precisely the same
vote which was cast a week before on amending the
Senate bill. It was but a reiteration of the previous
action of the House ; it is neither a step forward nor
backward. The question stands precisely this morn
ing where it stood yesterday morning. We have no
commentary on the present state of the question
other than we have had on it as it has stood for a
The next step in the programme will be a call for
a committee of conference. This call will proceed
from the Senate, and we shall have another test vote
"i the House in response to that call. If the House
fefuse a committee, there wiil be an end of the ques
"on, and the bill will fall. If the House agree to a
conference, then there will be ground to expect a
speedy adoption of the views of the Senate."
The chances are that the bill will fall indeed, it
ppears to be almost certain that it will. ; .
The latest intelligence from Kansas is as follows:
Later from Kansas. - I
St. Lous, April P. The Kansas constitutional con
conyention has adjourned. Negroes and foreigners
"wng declared their intention of becoming perma
fn n,t,residents of the State are to be allowed to vote
or the constitution the question of universal suf
ge to be voted upon at the next genera! election
'ereafter. The proposition to allow negroes to vote
nd Ver anSry discussion in the convention,'
protest VCraI counters'gned the 'constitution-under
Th's, then, is the new Constitution for which Le
cmpton has been set aside ! abolition and negro
suffrage! Will Mr. Gilmer swallow that? As a
ffi"er of course, if Lecompton should pass with the
""enden Montgomery amendment, the; black"; Re-
n uuwu, iiu ii it auuuni nuv
PRs, this negro suffrage Constitution will at once
,e np. The llack in Congress, we do not doubt,
0u,d vote for it: but what would Mr. Gil-
"07 Perhaps if Mr. Giddings would kiss him
or three times more he
mght induce him to go
,or even this.
Kissbim Giddings 1"
;sklin Superior Codrt. -This tribunal was in
last week. Judfre Ellis nresidinir,- No civil
oi importance was tried. The case of the State
e Manly (a free negro) charged with the mar-
til nia ji
er. Bill Manlv. was tried on Wednes-
verdict on Thursday about 21 o'clock, A. M.,
T """""'aughter. ;; Imprisoned for , 12 months and
Jed- Attorney General Jenkins for the State ;
w. Miller and Jos. J." Davis, ; Esquirea, for the
We learn that lheaclcage of Standard
,or Auburn. Wain. rfJ- w " . 1a
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'i the attenfinn r tl.x- - -.t,A ui!-1 :i fi- ' -i :
it is promptly, transmitted and delivered, tothe
we trust this bint may prove sufiBcieht
for th LeP8latur of Virginia has appropated tjoOO
Wood Ti v y r. " groyeofUoIly48truqtion,i8 immense, jh wapoiwm We. water hv vu rj-' VT-
iHinrw 'tu maerencev
IV no respect fcve ihereoresentattwr
.South in Congress more ' ctearfy
taun and their determination
be done byk tbat to their course in relation, lo the
admission of ruef non-sUveholdmg States, i "Min-,
oesota presents herself for -admissi. n-r-Oregon is at
the door Nebraska, New Mexico, WashfngtoivAri
izona, and Dacotah, all destined to , lie free, are on
the way ; and yet, though Kansas with a Constitu
tion legally, and properly formed, is kept back and
kept out by faction and treason, the representatives
of the South still adhere to the policy of "the lath--ers,"
and yote as promptly for the admission of non-.
slaveholding as of slavebolding States'. They know
that the power of :their , section -is waning and that
they- will, soon be in a hopeless ininority j y ef they
feel that that cannot release them from the obliga
tion to do rightwV - jv V - X'-'' ' :
Minhesou is a free State, and therefore the black
Republicans and Douglasites can detect no flaw in
her action in' preparing for admission ; but Kansas
presents herself, with a Constitution recognizing
slavery, and forthwith their "ingenuity is taxed to
find reasons for repulsing "and excluding her from
the Confederation. . ; - : .j i
- We state facts apparent to all. .
' We copy the following from the proceedings of
the Senate of Wednesday last : ' : ,' . ;; V.
" Admission of Minnesota. The bill for the ad
mission of the State of Minnesota into the Union
was read a third time, and the question was stated
on its passage. . ;
Mr. Bell made a few remarks in relation to alien
suffrage and the rights of the several States to fix the
qualifications of electors. .
Mr. Mason replied to some of the suggestions of
Mr. Bell. By his vote to admit Minnesota into the
Union he wished to be understood as expressing
no opinion in reference to the provisions of her con
stitution with regard to suffrage.
Several other senators briefly assigned the reasons
wbich would influence their votes. The bill was
then passed yeas 48, nays 3 as follows ;
Yeas Messrs. Allen, Bell, Biggs, Broderick,
Brown. Cameron, Chandler, Clark, Collamer, Crit
tenden, Dixon, Dooliule, Douglas, Durkee, Evans,
Fitch, Fitzpatrick, Foot, Foster, Green, Gwin, Hale,
Hamlin, Hammond, Harlan, Houston, Hunter, John
son, of Arkansas, Johnson of Tennessee, Jones,
King, Mallory, Mason, Polk, Pugh, Sebastian, Se
ward, Simmons, Slidell, Stuart, Sumner, Thomson,
of New Jersey, Toombs, Trumbull, Wade, Wilson,
and Wright 48.
Nats Messrs. Clay, Kennedy, and Yulee 3.
Absent or not Voting Messrs. Bates, Bayard,
Benjamin, Bigler, Davis, Fessenden, Henderson,
Iverson, Pearce, Reid, and Thompson, of Ken
After the consideration of executive business,
The Senate adjourned."
In Thursday's proceedings of the House we find
the following :
"Tde Admission of Minnesota. A message was
received from the Senate informing the House that
that body had passed a bill for the admission of
Minnesota into the Union, and asking its concurrence
Immediately following this we find the House pro
ceedings on the admission of Kansas, the House ad
hering to the Crittenden-Montgomery amendment,
which amounts to a rejection of the State.
The House will no doubt concur in the bill from
the Senate to admit Minnesota; but Kansas will be
remanded to renewed strife and civil war. What is
to be the end of all this inequality and injustice?
Mr. Calhoun declared in his last great speech in the
Senate that the abolition agition would "goto it
end." What will that end be?
To Bcilders The attention of builders and con
tractors is invited to the advertisement in the Stan
dard of the proposed extensive improvements at the
University of this State, at Chapel Hill. The plans,
detail drawings and specifications of the work can be
seen at the offices of the architect, William Pcrcival,
Esq ; Goddin's Hall, Richmond, Va., and Smith's
brick building, Raleigh, N C, from the 20th of
April to the 3d of May ; at which period sealed pro-
sals will be received till the 4th of the same
Histon Rowan Helfer Exposed. Mr. Biggs, of
this State, in a recent speech in the Senate, which
we publish to-day, thoroughly and properly exposes
this man Heifer, whose work was quoted by Senator
Wilson in disparagement of the South. The people
of the State will thank Senator Biggs for tearing the
covering from this apostate, and showing him up
in his true colors. This was rendered necessary by
the use made of Heifer's statements by the abolition
Senator from Massachusetts. Otherwise he would
not have been noticed.
The Oak Citt Guards. Wo were much pleased
with the display made by this Company on Friday
last The ranks were unusually full, and the ex
cellence of the drill and mancevres reminded us of
the corps palmiest days. Capt Tucker is bringing
the company up to a full compl ment rapidly. He
has ceased to think of disbanding, and expects to
take to the Newbern celebration, on the 29th inst,
forty members. The Captain is made of the right
kind of stuff.
Mecklenburg County. We have been requested
by W. M. Matthews, Esq., to announce to the citi
zens of the Mecklenburg County that he' cannot
again serve them in the House of Commons, as his
private business requires his whole attention. To
the democracy or the county he returns his thanics
for the generouv support heretofore extended to him,
and assures them that bje declines a re election from
no disposition to refuse serving the party whenever
in his power, but from circumstances beyond his
control. ' ' . . ; ,; . ;v ' .';V.--.'. '.-. ' '-.;
We are aware that Mr. Matthews has been earn
estly solicited to accept a re-nomination, as his
course in the last Legislature was entirely satisfac
tory to his constituents, but as he feels compelled to
decline, it is due to himself and friends that the fact
should be announced previous to the meeting cf the
County Convention. Cqr. Dem. ; ' ' t
:' Attempt to Shoot Secretary Thompson. 1 .
v Washington, April 8. This forenoon an attempt
was made to shoot the Secretary of the Interior, by
Peter Besancon, formerly a Clerk in the Pension Of
fice, from Louisiana, but drooped from the -roll laBt
year. He had been vainly endeavoring to be re
stored, but refused by the Secretary,' together with
domestic disappointments, temporarily unsettled his
intellect. He had a conversation with Secretary
Thompson in the Department, and when the latter
was leaving struck him, and then endeavored . to
shoot him with a revolver. Mr. Thompson gmppled
and threw his assailant violently to the floor,, dislo
cating his shoulder and .fracturing his arm. Besancon
is now in the hospital.
. . Brigham Threaten. Extentitely. .' .:
i' ; ST. Josepjb; Mo.,1 April 6. An arrival from Fort
Kearney orithe 30th ult, states that Brigham Young
has notified Col. Johnston to eave the territory by
the 10th inst,: or that his command will be- annihi
lated '' Young bad tendered - Johnston . ar: supply of
provisions. Ou smormer,mei a snppry iain oi one
- hundred and sixty wagons at Xitlle, Bfuev Jndiahs
.l. ' . iui - .
on iu route y.uic -- - ,-.. , . ,an
Floods. r - -v- - '
Wbw.Yoe. April '8 A'St, Lmjfa dateVcqh-
firnis ihe' accounts of floods in the Mississippi and
Arkaniuii,riTfra rrkm the' raontlr of the White Hver
to' the Louisfanaine. v Tew place; have escapeeU
Many plantations aave been submerged, a.ndvtne.d
from WreCMeeang of tke Boar f.Commjtoalo.exa.V r flMfrerare' benevolent fmrpdrts opj3&S" 'A ' -.-fT -yjj; 4- RTwSST 'r A
shown their eod -A special meeting ot tntcoa'a ot uommiisioneni .w'"iieir -represents, Dy DqnonSMe t - K " vai,-K.,lJLli yt -lt"" aST i., ' -
.a th wftiiM f 'wasneld on JJnaay evening tast: coejMtioranoan v iT. -wtj-j....- .. , lUU iuuTBa-xD ivansaa yvirt in xij , MAI . i J I ' Ymr v f ntiri ir t .
the members of the 'Board', except CoK Tarborongh,
present. $r -V - ':J
; Mr. I. p. Smith, one of the guard whose conduct
.was the subject of enquiry at the last meeting, pre,,
sented himself and made a statement to the Board. .
vNo action was taken in the matter. - . .- - .
. v. Mr. Root called attention to the general complaints
relative to the action of the Board on -the Ux ptt
''goods, wares and merchandize.?' He did not give
the subject full consideration at the last meeting.
He now remembered that one of the reasons for
originally imposing that tax, was that several mer
chants were not taxed at nil to the City neither re
siding within the limits nor having real estate there
in j and that the tax upon their goods was the only
one paid by them. Mr. Root, seconded by Mr. Clay
ton, would now move a reconsideration of the vote
by which the tax was remitted.
Mr. Turner: I don't go for reconsidering any
such thing its all foolishness. Mr. T. considered
that the petitioners were too heavily taxed to the
State on their goods.
Mr. Hutchins was in favor of low taxes ; but he
desired to see them thoroughly equalized.
Mr. Smith had not fully considered the question
when he voted to abolish the tax at the last meeting.
Col. Tucker objected on the ground of informali
ty. He contended that none but the special busi
ness for which the meeting was called, could be enter
tained. . The objection was overruled.
". The vote to reconsider was as follows: 'Aye,
Messrs. Marriott, Hu tellings, Clayton, Smith and
Root 5. No, Messrs. Turner, Tucker, and Sorrell,
, The time for listing these taxes was extended.
Application was made to reoiit the tax on a car
riage and a dog belonging to Hon. K. Rayner. The
complaint from Mr. Rayner was that he considered
Hertford his home and should not be taxed for this
Mr. Hutchins considered the tax on the carriage
was due here as it was used in Raleigh the greater
portion of the year ; the tax paid by Mr. Rayner in
Hertford were for State purposes.
Mr. Smith concurred with Mr. Hutchings.
In answer to a question, the Mayor stated that
Mr. Rayner paid no personal tax to this city, as he
considered Hertford his home.
Mr. Smith stated that the negroes kept here by
Mr. Rayner were listed in Hertford, and yet paid
town taxes here, and he could not see why the car
r.agc should not be taxed here.
Mr. Clayton moved that the tax be remitted.
The following was the vote : Aye, Messrs. Clay
ton, Root, Turner and Marriott 5. No, Messrs.
Hutchins, Smith and Sorrell. 3.
No other business of public interest was transac
ted, and the Board adjourned.
Mr. Miller's Letter. Below wiil be found a let
ter which appeared in the Raleigh Standard of the
7lh inst., written by Henry W. Miller, Esq., to a
private citizen of that City, whose name has been
withheld from the public.
AH of our readers are familiar with the name of
Mr. Miller and have long known him to be one of
the most rabbid old-line Whigs in the State. But
Mr M. loves the interest of his own Slate and the
rights of the South too dearly to join in the hue and
cry of South American old line Whig editors,
orators and stump speakers against the Admiiiis
tration of Buchanan, or the efforts of the National
Democratic party, on the succuss of which depends
the preservation of Southern Rights and the safety
of the Union. In speaking of the Democratic party
he says: "The dissolution of that party, especi
ally at this time, I should regard as a National cal
amity." We ask not only our political friends, but also
those of the opposition, to carefully consider these
sentiments which emanate from so high a source
as Mr. Miller, and one who has so long and ably
battled against the democracy. We ask our opposi
tion friends to compare his sentiment and his course
with Gilmer's of North Carolina, Bell's of Tennessee,
Crittenden's of Kentucky, and other " South Amer
icans' who lately betrayed the rights and interests
of the South, by their speeches and votes in Con
gress, into the hands of her enemies at the North,
the Black Republicans, taking sides with them,
thereby aiding to defeat the Kansas Bill. We call
upon them to come out like men as their old associ
ate has done, and pay to the Democratic party the
tribute it deserves. Say with hun, " its dissolution
would be a national calamity. We are sorroy to
see that some of the papers in the South, yea, in
North Carolina, are zealous in singing their praises
to Gilmer, Crittenden, Bell and to other traitors to
her rights, and show as much exultationon thi
downfall of Administration measures as do the rank
est abolitionists North. But we rejoice to know that
there are men of the opposite party too high mind
ed, too patriotic for a moment to sustain the course
of these Southern renegades, and whatever old-line
whig and so called American editors may say, they
will stand firm in the support of a measure which
involves their own rights and the safely of the
Union. Fayetleville Carolinian.
Clouds of doubt have, indeed, been raised by po
liticians and thrown around the Kansas question
We have heard much of Southern fraud, and much
of violated popular sovereignty. But it must be
manifest to all that this is smoke and dust. It is
only an old stratagem used by the Black Republi
cans to blind the people of the South, and divert at
tention from the occupation of an advanced position
towards securing Southern subjection and Northren
rule. Under the sway of an increasing and over
shadowing Northern majority, agitation is to go on
Slavery is to he undermined, weakened and worried
out. Arizona, Northern lexas and the Indian Ter
ritory, and Missiouri, Kentucky, Maryland, and Vir
ginia, are to come in Free States. Tennessee and
and North Carolina are, then, to be beleaguered, un
til fatigue, famine and treachery do their work. As
the circle narrows, the cordon of hostile sentiment
and action along the surrounding Free States will
tighten upon their victim. And finally, perhaps af
ter a desperate and bloody struggle, slavery is to go
out on this continent
Such is the policy of W. H. Seward, the longhead
ed statesman of the North, the ruling spirit of the
great Black Republican party. With the extinction
of slavery for the object, " No more slave States" is
but the rallying cry of the first onset, and apparent
ly the South is routed.
It is suggested that, as the Senate disagrees to the
Bill which passed the House for sending the consti
tution back to be made anti-slavery before Kansas
be admitted, a conference will be held, and possibly
some compromise effected. Possibly, in the House,
a sufficient number may yield, under pressure, to
carry Lecompton in the end. Of this we can form
no adequate conjecture. . , "
.Doubtless great efforts will be made, by shuffling
and evasion, to patch up a hollow trace between the
sections. But for the Union and the South, the
sooner this issue. is met and settled forever, the bet
ter. We trust there will be no further weakness or
wavering on the part of the South. Charleston
Mercury. . i
- Connecticut. Messrs. Arnold and Bishop's Dis
tricts. The black-rebublicans and their, anti Le
compton allies are exulting over the result of the re-,
cent-election in Connecticut. They do not seem to
know that the figures in Mr. Arnold's district show
-a democratic Lecompton majority of between four
and five hundred an increase upon his majority at
the last congressional election thus sustaining the:
course of that tried and veteran democrat, and fully
insuring his triumphant r-electon.,'- -' "" -
' V In Mr; BishopV district in the presidential election
Mrv Fremont received majority pf.over.three thou?
.carried it by a,roaniTnaj"brUy;r-Inthe- recent elec-
tion it went afrtf LfecomDton by afeouWeht mandred,
otcs-- 'When' wa recollect Jtbe,revo"utionL which MrC
intervening between tbe prestdentiat and bt-TCrWn'
5'e1eetion.'whieanbut believe that, With .ft) much
v smaller odds against oor ota 4t li iate;e1eetionv'a.
year punee oe wt u iriampnumi carry - ai5irici,
their own xities: rooif athifti lh anv tommanit A
lllAto n AH J . A . -iJtF .''3 .' .-f 1 : - - ' f
iu iub dir.ican. race- iree. - zoo - wui see
of course individual iiiBtsnces where ther have Dre-
served that decree of elevation which ther had at
tained white slaves': but in .ucces've fenerations'
they lose it ; and the great mass of those ' who are -
emancipated, when they are freed from involuntary
servitude, or what is the ume' thing involuntary
labor, decay and die out. - AIL the great: incentives
that belong to the white race to improve their con-
dition mentally and physically, or to rear and educate
their, families to advance in 'civilization, are utterly
lost to the African wherever he is found amongst
the white race, in freedom, or not subject to slavery.
He will not labor. You cannot make him labor by '
any of the incentives you can apply to him but the
will of a master. That is the condition of the Afri
can race on this continent, and everybwere where I
know them. -
"Now, what is Dronosedf If the African race
were left on this continent to the ordinary laws of
emigration, do we not know, has not our experience.
even in me snort time it has been proved here,
established it, that the laws of emigration are the
laws of nature ; that the African in bondage will go
into those climates where his labor is most produc
tive, or which are most congenial to his condition ?
They cannot exist in a northern climate, because
their constitutions are not adapted to it by nature:
and if they could, their labor would be of so little
value, compared with their labor at the South, that
they would necessarly not emigrate there. What
purpose, then, have honorable senators, or what
purpose have thier constituents, in view, in con
stantly agitvtion the public mind on the question of
African slavery ? They say they have wiped thier
hands of it, when, in truth, the climate alone has ex
tinguished it in their section. They glorify them
selves, as Lord Mansfield did in England, that the
air of their country is so pure that a slave cannot
breathe it; that his shackles fall instantly from his
limbs. We envy not their condition, I assure them.
Why, then, should they seek to interfere with ours?
Whatever of good, or of ill, belongs to the relations
that subsist between the, two races on this continent
is ours, not theirs. The responsibility is with us, rot
with them. Why is it, then, that whenever oppor
tunity offers, the whole public mind throughout this
country is vexed and disturbed and agitated by the
question of slavery not by us, for we are silent ;
but by those statesmen, who are trying to destroy,
or to curtail, or to impair it; and always in terms
of denunciation ? Sir, there is but one reason ; and
it is exemplified in the very case before us now. It
is a resistance to that principle of the Constitution
which makes it an element of political power. Take
away that, and I warrant you theie will be no more
clamor on the subject of slavery. It is, then, oppo
sition to a feature of the Constitution ; it is opposi
tion to a part of the compact without which the
States never could have been brought together."
For the Standard.
TRIBUTE OF RESPECT.
Mount Olivet Masonic
March 17th, 1858.
Whereas, God in his Infinite wisdom, has seen fit
to remove from our midst, our much beloved Broth
er, Col. J. J. Leach, whom while he lived our Socie
ty loved to honor, and that he is no more, as a tri
bute of respect to his memory. Therefore
Jtetoted, That while we bow with humble submis
sion to the will of an all-wise Creator, and ruler of
the universe, we cannot but mourn the loss of our
departed brother, and hope to imitate the virtuous
example, and cherish the memory of our beloved
brother and worthy member of the Masonic Society.
Resolved, That we sympathize with his bereaved
mother, who has lost an affectionate son, and with
his relatives and friends, who have lost a faithful
Resolted, That the community in which he lived,
has sustained an irrecoverable loss ; bis benevolent
band turned none away.
Ilesohed, That the members of this Society wear
badges of mourning for thirty days.
Resolted, That a copy of these resolutions be sent
to the family of the deceased, and a copy be filed in
the Archives of this Society, also be published in
the Raleigh Standard, N. C. Advocate, and Fayette
JOHN SPINKS, )
W. D. MOFF1TT, Committee.
Wm. S. ALBRIGHT, S
For the Standard.
Messrs. Holden & Wilson: Three of our old
Representatives having declined a re-election, and it
being therefore necessary to select that number of
men candidates, and as our friends in the different
portions ol the county will have no opportunity of
interchanging opinions as to who shall be our nom
inees; I respectfully suggest the following ticket, be
lieving it will give entire satisfaction, and be tri
umphantly elected : For the Senate, Mosses A. Bled
oe ; For the Commons, Geo. 11. Faribault, Henry
Mordecai, and Fabious J. Hutchins.
I do not intend by this suggestion to disparage the
claims of any other Democrats, and shall cheerfully
support the nominees. WAKE.
Arrival of the America.
Halifax, April 9. The steamer America, with
Liverpool dates to the 27th ult, has arrived.
The Anglo Saxon had arrived out on the 27th.
The Government's India bill had been introduced.
It is similar to Palmerston's in its main feature but
different in detail.
The appointment of Pelissier as French Minister
to London has become quite popular.
A ' telegram' from Madrid says that a bill bad
been introduced into the Cortez abolishing slavery
in the Spanish territories.
There have been several changes in the British
diplomatic corps. Crampton goes to Russia.
Mr. Roebuck moved in Parliament, the abolition
of the vice Royalty in Ireland, but was negatived
by the previous question.
The U. S. steam frigate Niagara, in her outward
trip on several occasions, made over 300 miles in
twenty four hours.
British exports during February decreased more
than 2,000,000 on the same month last year.
Liverpool, 27th. Cotton opened with the week
one-eighth to one-fourth advance, but the America's
news subsequently caused middling to recede one
eighth, and lower qualities J below the Persia's
dates. Sales tor the week t5,000 bales, including
4,500 on speculation, and 9,500 export Sales on
Friday 7,000 bales. Fair Orleans 7f. Middlings 7.
Fair Mobiles 1. Middling 6. Fair Upland 7i.
Middling 6 11 16ths. Stock in port 402,000, includ
ing 229,000 bales American. Havre Tresordinaire
104,000. Manchester advices unfavorable. Bread
stuffs dull. Western Flour 21s. 2d. Ohio via New
York 23s. 5d.; via New Orleans 25s. 6d. Wheat
unchanged. White and yellow corn 83s 6d to 34s.'
Provisions quiet and unchanged. Naval stores
steady. Money abundant but onchaged. Bullion
increased 772.000. Consols 971 to ;.
Hon. Caleb Ccsuino. In the dreary waste of
Massachusetts politics there is at least one bright
spot. The Legislature instructed the Governor to
remove Judge Loring, because, with judicial firm
ness, he executed the law - The Governor obeyed,
and communicated the fact of the removal to the.
Legislature. It was leceived by them with arfout
burst of-applause. . But there was eten there one
patriot'.' One man bold enough to declare his hon-.
est convictions, and pure enough to; be carried by :
those convictions to a '8ound"position Onet man
wbo stood up and stood alone to denounce the' Infa
mous act. in the face of those who evert, then were,
exulting over thtlrrsuccess.f rThis roan was Caleb
dishinfr. - Mr! Ciishin? has held a high - nosition in
the .Democratic 'party; w He' wa. : a member of Mr.-,
PiefcaV Cahinef and ha adorned manv other bsch
positions He gains no additional honolf yjielmj
member: of rnhe Massachusetts " Legislature, Bot
-tnai oouyMj: inuetneo, w oiio..ifnu iir cuiimw
- instance, a jingle jtvfdenee of 'jitbrJinea4r.-&
nity. Mr- Cushing'is one of a body of men Kt the;
North, who are true to themselves" and ."to-naThe
-South mat' weB mark' these' heroes, and it we" can--
'express oar mthad0l' j otbW w wi
aiiowea I? tenaer merav as i
nomaze th -oar'irw
inenamerjnonigpmeri's suosMute) C.aerea wt 1 1, t
T was, taken op by. consent, for-constderation. - v i L'mim. nceil J
I T Mr. Monteomerv of P J-mored TZat the CJLrt i ft..
virli' V " f
r- r "r'7 "UT1
"l1? eek agoon amending Green oHL t:
wjwe. . ine matter nbw stands inst where lfc,Ud t
previous to this action of the House and any further i
oi.o w.sn.uJusimenm8i originate Jiiaw. t
oe...ie. , ininK it impronaoie that tbat mn ;wiu l
recede, and a failure to-do so will leaf e this subject
Still open to subserve and further the interests: and
aims of factious demagogues.
. It will be seen by reference to the House vote that
John A. Gilmer of elephant notoriety ' and anee
dotical proclivities, again voted with ihe anscrupU-.
lous and rampant abolitionista.; :;;: i ; ? !
: New converts are proverbially zealous, and- it
would seem that the honorable gentleman, in order
to im Dress this monerel combination of the odds and
ends of every political faction and disgusting ism,
with the sincerity and value of his persistent efforts.;' :
in furthering their traitorous schemes, has lost sight
entirely ot the fact that there is in existence a south
em State known as North Carolina, whose slave in- ;
tcrests he is supposed, in part, tovepresent in Uon- .1. -
Loud, gassy professions of loyalty to the South, j
without corresponding action amounts to just noth- .
ing. It is stuff, transparent gammon," which only,
discloses the weakness of the party using uch ex
pedients without throwing dust in anybody's eyes. r
ne shrewa demagogue, the narrow-minded aeinsn
partizan, who in the effort to narrow down and shape
great measures to fit the grooves of paltry faction, .
tears down that which he cannot build up, and
openly affiliates with the acknowledged enemiesof .
his section, is never at a loss for a plausible pretext
tojustily recreancy to trust and treachery to inter
ests. ..-".'' ;" -
The sovereign people, however, will not readily
believe that black is white, simply because an hon
orable member of Congress asserts it is, and I ven
ture to say that they will require at his hands a
more satisfactory explanation than the revised edi
tion of his merry-andrew jokes and frothy declama
tion will afford.
With public men's motives I have nothing to do
with their acts much ; they arc legitimate subjects
for criticism and very dirty ones they are some
times. - '
The house at last passed the deficiency bill by a
vote of 1 1 1 ayes to 97 nays. This bill was very
objectionable, as a whole, to several friends of the
administration, growing out of the incorporation of
several items which provided for paying money to
certain clerks for extra service and also as extra
compensation, amounting in one case to $5000 or
$0000 and running through a series of years; now
that the means are afforded the Executive, our diffi
culties in Utah will doubtless be speedily settled.
Ihe Bpecial commissioners to Utah, Governor
Powell and Beni. McCulloch. will, as soon as the
President completes their instructions, leave for
Salt Lake City. They wiil accompany the Army
which leaves Fort Leavenworth on the 25lh instant.
Judging from the opinions expressed by those con
versant with Mormon affairs it is very probable that
the troubles in that region will be adjusted without
a resort to harsher measures.
As I stated in a pi evious letter, the Select Com
mittee of the House will soon report a bill for the
establishment of a Governmont Printing Bureau.
The bill will provide that all printing, binding; en
graving, Congressional reports, debates, &c, now
done by constract or otherwise, shall be carried on
and executed by this Bureau. The Committee will
further make an exhibit, I am informed, of the man
ner in which frauds have hitherto been practiced in
the execution of the work for the government.
W ell, we shall see when the report sees the light,'
There have been so many allegations, of late, of
fraud, bribery and corruption dinned into the ears of
the eager public, and all ending in smoke, thatl am
not at all alarmed by this fresh cry of " wolf."
The Senate have transacted no business of gener
al interest save the passage of the bill admitting
Minnesota as a sovereign State of the Union.
The " Little Giant " Mr. Seward's 4 eminent H
linoisan" is now regarded as fully identified with
the Black Republican organization, inasmuch as he
has sold as trustee, the slaves inherited by his
children by his first marriage, and thus removed the
only barrier to his full and free communion with
that sanctified party.
Jolly, facetious Hale -the Senatorial mountebank
and political clown may now sheathe his keen
edged weapon and rush to the warm embrace of his
regenerated friend without his sensitive olfactories
being offended by the repelling odor of " niggers."
The Mexican Minister having represented to the
Executive, that he had every reason to believe that
various parties are secretly organizing in the South
west an expedition to operate against the State of
Sierra Madre, the President has directed that instruc
tions be issued to the federal officers to prevent all
such organizations or the fitting out of any expedi
tion within the limits of the United States lor the
invasion of the Mexican States. If those impatient,
fiery filibusters who are just now so eager to appro
priate a generous slice of Mexican soil, will wait a
litlle. Uncle Sam will accomplish the end with less
risk and more substantial results.
The rumored difficulty between Generals Harney
andSmith all turns out to be moonshine. No ques
tion has arisen between these gallant officers as to
who shall have precedence in the command of the
Utah expedition. Both take their respective com
mands, one as Major General and the other as Brig
edier General. . , i- .a
Judge Loring, who was removed from the judge
ship by Governor lianks of Massachusetts, for en
forcing the federal laws, has been appointed as sub
Treasurer for the port of the city of Boston.
Joseph B. Holderby, Esq., of Rockingham county,
N. C. has just been confirmed by the Senate as
Consul to Dundee, Scotland. This is a most admi
rable appointment, and one which will prove espe
cially gratifying to Mr. B's hosts of warm friends in
N. C, who know and appreciate his great personal
worth and peculiar fitness for this responsible po
sition. . .
The life of the Secretary of the Interior was at
tempted on Thursday morning by Mr. Peter Bensan
con, Jr., late a clerk in the Pension office. It seems
that Mr. Bensancon was one of the clerks dropped
last year under the laws directing a reduction of the
clerical force in that Bureau, having been reported
on the list of the inefficient. He called on the Sec
retary demanding a reason for his dismission,- which
was given ; he then used some very naughty words,
and followed it up by striking the Secretary a vio
lent blow behind the ear. Bensancon then drew a
' revlover, when the Secretary seized him, pinioned
his arms to his side and threw him to the floor with
such force as to break his - arm and dislocate his
shoulder. The pistol was soon wrenched from Ben
soncan's hand and he was removed to an adjoining
room where his injuries were attended to..-.
No one regards this assault as premeditated on
Bensancon's part,; the poor fellow has always been
regarded as a peaceable, inoffensive mai. and . bad
ever been on terms of friendship with the Secretary.
It is generally believed that domestic difficulties, the
loss of his position, &c, have slightly affected: his
mind. i ' -
The Secretary very humanely made oat an- order
for' bis admission to the Washington Infirmary,
where he will be well cared for. -
-. It is said the Hon. Thomas' H Benton is fast ap-.
proaching the ena of his mortal career , He is ex
ceedingly enfeebled and is barely- able to eommonH
.oate bis wishes in whispers Hi feat- work baa
progressed to the Compromise of I860,' and his last
exertion upon it wm be a well reserved!- trioote to
(.the . services of- Henry Clay, whom, he opposed-on
that occasion, and against whose? political adtance
ment his befit energies bad been long directed, '.
MlsTAKrs.-An lygectnnbe. cotrespondVnt of h
riiDj'fMtob Berald, referring fo )Sr McRa's speechL
qi iow town aav, , -jt -
- "So Tar as-1 juave nearo, tner people oi iewmop'
Whighlr pleased with MrBatJfiOijthd: t
oeiieve wouiq gojora mwwwhmb vwnwm..
1 Tbe election kt ABt W tel a diSerentala.-
fedtriatoKOlt-M notjdtfc: till
1 -.Vnr- tMi St Loot, t'. z' ,
,X A fcjtr d-gat-oa of fte- "
,seBeae w3 now u Stffpaaif edtaiaatfcal fcW
i ney at poor m ,toia -wvrldgood&j but rich
ewhriatianWe. maafcriZ, hi
.j Ai. .iZZZZ
mtM Md the apoiliaff of Oati AfiSa.' bat are L . -
fath itaeltL Z . 'Cs5U'7 - & :
" -try ,- ...Z r . .-. .tw. .. " , - . '
' w 1 Seuthji tJ $
f . ."'" .vmjiiiv adtii, m,-in rue in t&e JSowa-
sippi river is the biiraeati avar -J known-CnU lU
country. on both idM:ani NiiuiImu'Ia T.L; .- ..Ei ,,..';
idonfcA crevasse te feai and prtKautiona have
Title ' at 'A' d . '"' ",'
; COTTON ThiabM 'beea a doll ICettaTn wek Uwinak ' "
"" ,,en apa Since the ateamer. IndiaV sentif
BeeBwwiiy maae at a le.' for beat
WtJfriBpPW witt tales ;
'"' ? ne rece,P we seen rally equal to our wenta,
IS?!. Hml "'PPR deinaad : boW aatea of Bttper.
which la the gradeiroost Bought afW at fr.05 to ?a,
while Family .4aKa .aiWsA.---J : T: r:
; , " AJ.waateo at 12lJe. for former
v and 13c. for latter.r - .f.twi.vi v
; : CORN, PEAS AND ;:OATS-No cjtan--
. ' : ' " WILMINGTON MAKKET- .'- '-. - " r '. ":
TURPENTINFnrther sales yesterdav 4M bbtaTat
f2 7a i for vigratid yellow dip and 1 -60 for hard. This'
SPIRITS TURPENTINlSSoW JJ-s -r
' d this morning 100 dp. at 44 eeota per gallon i i ,
44 cents !
m, o lreeiyonereo and 45 eeats aaa.jiS'. r-
i COTTO.N-Sales yesterday of lot balerordinary to gooi
middling at T0H Je. & ;f v ' 'v. i-
; MOLAS&A cargo of ?W hhda", 21 ct&and 89 bill,
just received from Gob ; ino salea.-.wrnat ' : I ?
, On Wednesday the 24 th of March, at the residence of the
bride's mother, by the Bev. J. B, Solomoit Mr. W. C. Finch. '
of Louisburg, and Miss Sallie?., daughter of the late Capt. '
Wm.. Bnnkley, late of Halifax county, N C '- - v '
oJ r' Mmi? eS in nK?nv connty nIc.; on the
29th of March, Thomas Ropery m Ihe 8tulryear of hia age-
He was a devoted husband, an affectionate father. iukT a, ' : i' v,r vTt
communicant of the M. E. Chutch. ; - -' v .T ' ' '""f--
I f3S Fayetteville Observer eopy.' i : . -r - '' : : -j:
'.-J..1 . .ljLj'' ,;: i,T -'iix'-Zk.r
- v KITTRELL'S CELEBRATED ,. v-', i -i :
MINERAL SPRINGS FOR SAI.Rlv
AVING DETERMINED "i TO ; move sormr
next Fall, I otter for sale ' mvvalnahln farm in th '
connty of (iran ville, eituated immediately on the Raleigh "
and Gaston Railroad, containing J.WU acres of land about
400 of which is in original growth--tbat part under euliva
tion being well adapted to. the growth uf tobacco, corn.
alsoa Siore House at Kittrell'a Depot, which ia considered a
tine date for business . . .
My MINERAL SPRINGS, located within"
nuc, in mipniYBuieuis are afi gooaconaiBting oi
a large and commodious dwelling, with all Decenary form
buildings.' together vi h i new Circular Saaratwi riri.t m;ii
a mile of 'flm:?;&i
i waUr having -jt'j
lualitiea of the V. ; vv. M
Railroad, are considered verv' valuable.-- Tha
been found bv analvsis to DoMesa mmiiinhai
first order, and has cured some of the moat pbatinate cases 1 . ') '-tiM
of Scrofula, and effected many remarkable cures in other 1 ;-rXi
diseases after the patient had been pronounced incurable
by the best phjsiciang all of which can be substantiated
oy me eviaence oi many respectable men. These Springs
have been largely patronized for several years bv invalids.
many of whom have been permanently cured, ana all apeak :' -favorably
of the beneficial effects of th water. I have nUos
been under the necessity of refusing admittance to bun-
dreda of visitors wishing to use the water whom I waa uo? '
prepared to accommodate.
ersous wishing to emburk in this bnsineBii. will SnA it
an opportunity ranly met with. ; The; location, the advan
tages of the Farm and Mills, together with the. unsurpassed
merits of the water, all combine td render this one of the
most desirable situations in the county. '. wHV:--" . p
For further-particulars, those wishing to purehate eaa
call and examine for themselves, or get any inform Uion by
addressing me at EUtreWs, Granville Count, N. C. 6i -
: ' ' ' ; ' GEO. KlifTRELL. V
KiUreU's, N. C, April 1, 1858.F".-; '. ' - oif J
(Successor to Juaao ProctorA Jf A ';?.
. ;.- FURNISHING; GOODS f"Tii '"j?: -'?TFd
Fatettbviu. Stbebt, BjOH-NMi,.?
T ESPECTFUIiLY INFORMS v THE tcnSTrVM.
MM., era of the establishment and. the 'public generally, '
that be has just opened an excellent and varied assortment '.
of Goods in his line, carefully selected by himself and pnrl"
chased for cash, which will enable him to sell on unusually
favorable terms. Having bean for number ' of yean, . '
Foreman in the best estabiishmeot in Baltimore, and subs i
nuentiv w?th Mr. Proctor of this City, he flaUera himself ,
that he will be able to give satisfaction to all who may fa
vor him with their orders. . : - j .. -vv-'-Atrial
is respectfully solicited. --7 ' " -,
Gentlemen's Furnishing Goods, and a -variety of Ready '4
Made Clothing always on hand, to be disposed of cheap for
Cutting and Repairing done with dispatch. .
The latest styles of fashions always on hand.
Raleigh, April 12, 1858.' ,
Wilmington Stbbbt, Raleiob, N- C i
fA8 JUST RETURNED FROM NEW
Ml. Ifork with a lage quantitv of suierion Goods, con- -
sisting of Dry Goods, Ready Made. Clothing, Gentlemen's -,
rurnislung Gooas, .Watches, a fine assorluieat of Clocks, '
Jewelry, Ac., Ac, all of which he will sell cheap for cash.- v-;
The citizens of the City and surronnding country, and (he -public
generally, are invited to call and . examine my stock ;
and prices, as I am sure I can offer superior indttceSaenis p -u -to
cash purchasers. - .'-.s - r- ti .-.7-
' . N. KRAMER. .
April 12, 1858. -t 80 6m.
AT COST FOR QA8H i "
BEING DETERMINED TO CLOSE UP MY :
busiuess in Ualeigb.'l now offer mv entire stock, con- -.
uwtingof a gimerai vtu-ietr of 1K V -GOODS and GROCE- ' "
K1E.S, at cost for cash. .. Tbuae wwhing any thing- id nr, . "
line will please give me a call be(bre purchasing elsewhere. --
v PARTICULAR NOTICE. ; I
ALL PERSONS INfJfiBTEO TO If E either by NOTE
or ACCOUNT, must pay up iinrae tiately; or they will hare ;;..vr
to pay an Officer, with euats added. . -v.. -v: .- . " , -.
CALVIN JORDAN. - " ,
April 12, 1858. 30 tf.
. Spring and Snmmer Good. . -
CHLOSS BROTHER A CO. BA,VE TRE vV .
S9 pleasure to announce that they hare just received, and ;
will continue to receive from their own ilaou&ctunng . :
. House, a superior assortment of , : . ' . . tv v ,
t k i " Ready Made ( lathing, r'- A -
Put up in the best and latest style. . Also, SHOES, BOOTS
HATS, and every Article neeeaury to.-poniplete a Gentl-
roan's Wardrobe, which they, tUr for sale at very low
prices. v " ? - ' a
Raleigh, April 18, 1S66. r 80-m.
WATCH AND MONET STOLEN-
Wednesday night,-4 whet I. bed t -"Lawrence's - "
Hotelmy Watch and Money acre stolen from me. Tao'- V- - i '
Watch waa a Gold one, having the initiate "C.M. Gbfviv.V;;vr
the back, and a Gold Guam Chain altacjea to t.-'vA jav-'.uv-'" - - .
ward 0i $10 will be given for -the recovery f avi.i "i'
and Chain; on their delivery at tbt Register office. . - -t.vi;, ..--: f '.'
, Ji. Jt. GRAB Alt -y,
, April 10, 1858. ' " -4 - - ' - -r"80-..
v . vv .P - i.
, v' . ' To-Grecrra aad Faaaillea. v, 4
f10E WHAT CHIUl 3f BAST. CASS
--X;-re made of pure, dry HopaamLig a dry place-will
keep any length oi time, or in any wimat. an? iaauiy4a
' the cost of one cent, can htve in a few minutes annef i
" -.n lirAlr Mult. tnonrh Sir atiatok tit hnaA. :-.v;;v 7;
-: The Retail Price ft Ceata per
. For aide wboieaale and retail bv ' , , , ?
V Raleigh, April It, 1858. - .
-Wa-wrt'ier-sri-,r,r at Wawks'C
i- We ar rteta"fer give 'aotiea that a rtatf? f T
Demnerataof the Aatnct will be held at Sank, waftOa'
Ciwin oa aeiuu vmumm. i,-'v.
for the purpose of appoiatinf data . .
;- Batntday tbifatlr iaet for taepnrpoa.
'. ' vaM ta-tbe Waka.CaaBty J&nn
rZynx HalCmth City Of lUWgbVa 1'aljoaMoB-
At 'Mvat.iw a mn. mr, .tiw - pauaw 'vi'iBaanuaiwi
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