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A ft meeting of jit bortion of the Demfocrtic pt
tr, held ftt EonnburR oh" SatBrdy, the 1st day. oj.
MTW. B.CbinbIee, wa called the Chir, and
' B. T. Strickland requested to act ad Secretary. v
On'' motions of R T. Strickland, a oommittee ol
t ftree, consisting of Dr. J. C. Marriott; R. S.. Baker
1 and J. T, Parry; was appointed by the Chair to pre
pare resolations for the consiaetatipsB;of,the meet-
ins ' " v - v' ' " ' .
. to.. miitM reported the folio wins-resolutions :
; -c" t4 " Retolved, That we adhere to the time honored
' - "t - principles of, Democracy, and are now as ever, ready
to battle against all those who shaU attempt to sub
:ivtv;Tert them, whether they be resUess spir-profesa.
ing to belong to onr own ranks, xr open and avowed
'liTJWofcTBkt Tboai'vBngg merits the thanks of
'&tr. the State, for lite faithful performance of the "duties
1 pertaining to the office of Governor, r i' - - !
Baolved, That James. Buchanan challenges the
Pfi - .admiration of naiional ";IJnion,-loving men, every ;
where, for his wise and patriotic administration. .v
;k.,BmoUed, That w are opposed to a 'distribution ;
- ? of the public lands, as being at variance with the
'U-'J. '- "; Constitution, impracticable and unwise ; and pledge
y ' ' ' aurselTea to oppose anv -one who shall attempt to
dtBtorb the harmony of the party, by the agitation
'of this 8ubjecfc;$K-";' ' 'Xfi-' .
i 'Berthed, That we pledge our hearty support to
- the Hon. John W. Ellis, as the Democratic nominee
for the office of Governor, and we furthermore
pledge ourselves to: support , the ' nominees of the
i .iOOunty Convention, being confident that none but
7 sound and reliable Democrats - will be selected by
-that body. .:":-- - ;- ; .
Seiohed, That the Chairman of this meeting ap
.' point fifteen delegates to represent Little River Dis-,
trict in said.Coavention.- . -
In accordance with the first resolution the Chair
man appointed the following gentlemen : " " ,"
' ' William A.' Bhodes, W, W. Pace, James .Terrell,
Wm.. Fowler, A. P. Hopkins, Willis Baker, R. S.
i Baker, James Bunn, Jr., R. Chamblee, J. F. Hopkins,
Jf. Whitly, J. T. Perry, F. H. Perry, p. B, Ferrell
nd Dr. Marriott S - .- ..' -. ' ;. '
' On motion of Dr. . Marriott the President and Sec
' rotary were added-to the list. S- ; :
i:.: The resolutions being unanimously adopted, the
meeting adjourned. -
.;;-; W. B. CHAMBLEE, PresV
BT.r&nucKLAHD, Secy.; - y ":
f ,Iemoera&c Meeting ia Kitts Creek District.
exT'gsi- . Previous notice Having been given, a portion or
the ' Democrats of Kitt s Creek District, assembled
?L;-vj,.?r-..' tne store ot ljyon & liOwe, lor me purpose or ap-
Eoinung delegates to tne uounty vonyenuon, to be
eld in Raleigh, on Monday of May Court
. " ; On motion, CoL Hiram Weatherspoon was ap
pointed Chairman, and C. P. Wilder Secretary.
an n . . m .
Xi- ;t ' . xne unairman naving zpiainea tne omect or tne
meeting, a motion was made to appoint a Committee
: : " ;Of three tb draft resolutions for the action of the
; . meeting; whereupon the Chairman appointed Sid
y; i ney Scott, Esq., W. S. Jenkins and William George,
' who retired . for a short time, and reported the fol-
Mi'wf lowing;, y?;- :---:y. -
17;; ;'. y Whereas, a proposition has been made to hold a
day of May Court, to . select candidates for the
- Legislature and the Office of Sheriff; therefore be it,
l'jRetohed, Thkk' we approve of said, proposition,
and that the Chairman of this meeting appoint ten
delegates to represent us in said Convention.
Je$olted, That we will support the nominees of
said Convention, r- .. - -
'X - The chairman proceeded to appoint the following
: delegates, to wit: Sidney Scott, William George,
-5. ;' . S. Jenkins, A. J. Morris, C. Lowe, William
iWv:"-.'JBttbee,-r..R:T.--Wetherspoon, P. H.Barbee, H. E.
riyon, ana vt uuam uairon.
On motion, the Chairman and Secretary were ad
ded to the list of delegates. . -;;r. -
Several gentlemen being called upon for speeches,
declined entering into anything like a speech, yet, in
-; the few remarks that were made, the name of fVd
: C. Lowe, was pressed for a seat in our next Legisla
ture. Vv r On motion, the proceedings of this meeting were
- -'ordered to be published in the N. C, Standard. ,
" The meeting then adjourned. '
' r .HIRAM WEATHERSPOON, Cb'n.
: - OV P. Wnj&KB, Sec'y- . f ,
; - Democratic Meeting in Whiteoak District.
' At a meeting of Whiteoak District, Wake Coun
.' ty, "held at Green Level, on the 1st day of May,
i " 1858 ; on motion, Hinton Hudson was called to act
as Chairman, and William Jinks, to act as Secretary.
' On motion, John Scott, Nat Jones, G. A. Up
; church, Guilford Lewis and A. K. Clements, were ap
pointed a Committee to draft resolutions for the ac
,:;;' tion of the meeting,. ...
;,; Rooked, That we approve of holding a Conven
W tion at Raleigh, on the 3d Monday of May next, for
the purpose of nominating candidates for the Legis
' lature. . ' , . - ' '
' -Jtetohed, That we recommend for the Senate, M.
-i ' A. Bledsoe, and for the Commons Quentin Busbee,
" . F. M. , Gully and J. K. Marriott, and at the same
.. . time we will support the nominees of said Conven-
. tion.-1 - --- . v -y..
22efoJ, That we approve of the platform laid
- .down at the State Democratic Convention held at
yyt J; Boohed, That the Chairman appoint twenty del
' l egates to represent this District in said Convention.
, ; The Chair then appointed the following delegates:
' Josiah Scott, B. G. Sears, Samuel Morgan, Willie
. : Manard, Nat Jones, EL James, S. W. Mitchell,
Jarrot : Broadwell, . Nathan Thompson, Guilford
- Lewis, G. NLewi8, F. . H. Jones, A. K. Clements,
y ; R. H. Jones, Alsey Hunter, William Jones, G. A.
iUpchurch, John Howard, John Womble and W. J.
,,.r Fuller.;-. :: -
On motion the Chairman and Secretary were ad-
ded to the list .. . ... ; . C '
y . On motion their proceedings were to be sent to the
. Standard for publication,
. : The meeting then adjourned.
: :- &y-ih hinton Hudson, cb'n.
- "WnxiAH Jenks, Sec'y. .
, ; Democratic Meeting at Dnnnsville.
; On Saturday, the 1st of May, 1858, the Democrats
; of St Mark's and Mathew's districts, assembled at
- f Dunnsville, for the purpose of appointing delegates
-: ; to the County Convention, to be held in the City of
.f Baleigh, on Monday of the ensuing May Court, to
f ! . nominate candidates to represent, Wake county in
4-4 the next General Assembly. : ;The meeting was or-"
'f'SS184 b7 ctUI,,8 Reddick Hunter, Esq., to the
yCbair, and appointing J. H.-Norwood Secretary.
W.On motion of Peterson Dunn,: Esq., the object of the
meeting was explained bv John O. Jeffreva. Rco-
II m-y .' !?n .by J. 0. Jeffreys: That the chairman annaint
4 W- i. r eaeh district to the said con
4 )M: MW!'"" by J: 0. Jeffreva : That this
7 approval of the platform
21 frby the late Democratic State Convention.
ji -fyf ; 2 v."cci iui concurrence in
uiiinon oi rf, w.,Jfilli8 for Goverunr Tn
trr J- B. Lassiter,
W: A. Dunn,'
Dunn, Vincent Williams. - L.
mt-S - Jeffreys, J. IL Pool, G. H. Will
' - er, Geo. W. Norwood. .T. .T TCAnr t to- tj
!ij,0VDniiy Parting, T. B. Bridg
l:tm - e"atn by J. Hunter ; vThat the Secretary
.:"VV;f-!?d Chairmajrbe added to the list of delegates.-!
' ZiuilZf iT" V -w ne proceedings
HJ2f?xa forwarded to the NorWarolma
Siandard republication. -r; "
J . W." Norwood. SecV ZVvtZZ Tr,
bas, accepted an Invitation: b rnJtf. v-i.Im5-i
;;l'::ava4oaa;, class ;0f Normal Coif
nH la disDoaed ta be ouite -iqur.htrd io-
cbunt tf cerUin ematW to the
course of bisrWAie-ay-, the Hon. John A. 'Gil
mer on: the "Kansas question,, in the' recent Demo
cratic State Convention; by one; whom he is pleaa--ed
to term a nice young manM recently. fronrTkn
nessee ;- and is much surprised to find that a person
from the State of Andy- Johnson and - Parson
- Brownlow " should object to mention the name of
bid friend and suggests that after this, Mr Gilmer
will leave the State.
V ' I will inform your 14 Scott n friend that the nice
young man from Tennessee is a native of North Caro
linna, and desires to know whether, he can say as
much for himself ? as to being "nice" I presume
that he has recently been engaged in so much dirty
work, in burnishing the phosphorescent carcase of
Know Nothingism and essaying to induce some
quondam Democrat to become a Distribution Can
didate for Governor, to wheedle and humbug the
people with," that anything that savors of decency
or nicety nauseates his delicate stomach.
This attack on Parson Bronlow is covert, and ap
pears insidious from the following fact : he is doubt
less aware that the Parson is regarded as the Gama
liel of his political church, and such unprovoked as
saults manifest an unbecoming jealousy towards bis
great coryphicis ; he doubtless desires to supersede
him in the affections of his followers, to mount his
tripod and make a great man aut of a small one, to
which he now aeems to have such an aversion.
In his attack on Johnson, he imitates and follows,
not leads bis illustrious confrere the Parson, par
nobite ! but such assaults impede not his onward ca
reer to the affection and confidence of the people.
" Blanche and Sweetheart " have yelped at his heels
before. As to Mr. Gilmer, he need not follow the Reg
ister" suggestion, for I will assure him that I did not
intend to drive him to any such resort But since
my influence seems so potent with the Editor of the
Meg Uter, I will volunteer to advise him that if he
values tbe success of his party he had better leave
the State as soon as possible, for he edited in Vir
ginia until the Democratic party became overwhelm
ing and his party at every election has been grow
ing beautifully less ever since he has become their
chief organ grinder in the State. And since lam
advising I would suggest that when he leaves (if I
succeed in driving him off,) he should seek a more
northern clime, for his peculiar tergiversations do
not seem to suit our ' peculiar " institutions. What
says the Editor of the Beg inter to a trip to the Wes
tern reserve of Ohio ?
And now having fully answered, T will remark,
that I regard the attack on me as ungenerous, for I
am dependent upon tbe courtesy of friends for the
publication of my defence; whereas, others who
were equally severe upon his friend, are passed by
in silence, and why ? is it because they have a press
at their command?
And in conclusion, though I am a plain farmer,
to satisfy my controversial friend, I will sign myself,
"A NICE YOUNG MAN."
Fur the Standard.
Wm. . Holden & Mr. Frank. Eve Wilson,
Editors of the North- Carolina Standard:
Dear Sirs: I understand that man what made a
speech in Knashville at our last Court, lives in Roily;
the man what was console to the French people or
Haytye or some other outlandish folks, whar he
stayed so long before he come back any more, the
very same man that Pinebur Moccasin was talking
about some time ago, what was in favor of the dis
solution of the public lands. Oh, I remember now
what Pinebur called his name Dunkin K. McRay,
that's it ; and I can tell yon another thing, I don't
want you to publish any more of that Pinebur Moc
casin's letters in your paper, cause they are hurting
Mr. McRay's prospects, and the people down hear
who are in favor of the destruction of the public
lands among the people, nre talking about it, and
they don't like Pinebur know how. So, if Mr. Mc
Ray does live in Roily, I want you to tell him that
he must come to Knash another time again, and
for that gallant young friend of his, Mr. Lusian Na
polian Bonapart Battle, what was keeping such a
fuss, slapping and stomping, while he was abusing
Franklin Pierce and James Buchanan, and talking
about our " shere " of the public lands, has made a
trip to the Oldfields and Ferrell's, and has backed
clear out and says he don't want the people to have
their " shere " of the public lands. So I want you
to tell Mr. McRay he must come to Enash and make
another speech and have a privet talk with Napo
lion ; but if he cannot come, I think he had better
wright to Mr. Lusian Napolion Bonapart Battle im
mediately, before he commits himself on the North
side of the river. He is the man what was in the
last Legislator in the Senate, and made a speech
what was published in the Standard.
Tell Mr. McRay to back his letter to Mr. Lusian
Napolion Bonapart Battle, Knashville, Knash Coun
ty, North-Carolina. In hast,
Perim. The British Government having taken
possession of an uninhabited rock called Perim, ly
ing on the strait of Babel Mandeb, at the mouth of
the Red Sea, and on the direct "overland" rout from
England to her East Indian Empire, some of the op
position presses of France are denouncing the act
as an insult to the sovereignty of Turkey. To this
and other objections, the London Times replies as
" English steamers, as we have said, are passing
and repassing the entrance of the Red Sea daily.
No other European flag ever appears on the
waters of this tropical gulf Neither France, nor
. Russia, nor Austria, has the slightest concern with
it It is in the exclusive occupation of England, and
must, in the nature of things, remain so as long as
England has vast possessions beyond :t, and these
other countries have none at all. Perim, which is
advantageously situated at a point where the navi
gation is difficult, has been an uninhabitable rock,
except at rare intervals, since the creation of the
world. It was occupied when Sir David Baird was
about to invade Egypt from India, nearly sixty years
ago, and when, a few months hack, our people re
turned, they found, we are told, the fortifications
and reservoirs just as their grandfathers left them.
And yet, because we form a settlement on this des
ert rock in a sea where no flag but our own ever
comes, we must listen to an outburst of spite from
the Continental press 1 We are to forego the pos
session of a spot which is untenanted by any human
being, and which is found to be a convenient halting-place
for our mail steamers and transports, sim
ply out of deference to the susceptibilities of conti
nental politicians, who have not the smallest interest
in those regions of the world, and who never heard
the name of Perim in their lives. Perim may he
necessary for the intercourse between Europe and
Asia, but Perim must be left desolate because France
thinks that the occupation will too much increase
the influence of England en the Arabian and Abys
sinian coasts. . This is what the science of politics
has come to among the publicists of the second
. Significant Decision. A legal decision was made
on Friday, last, in tbe St Louis Land. Court, which,
if sustained, it is thought, will affect a greater amount
oi property than any legal decision heretofore made.
In the case of Adams vs. the city: of St Louis, his
Honor, Judge Lord, instructed the iurv that if the
t land contested was a Band bar in the Mississippi when
Mississippi oecame ft state, tne land is now a nart of
the 8tate,, and tbe plaintiff's title derived bv pur-
cnase irom ne united states, is therefore null.
Whence it WOUld follow that ell RAW mmAn In th
"United States' of lands formed since the existence of
tne adjacent States, are void. The principle is even
applied by the Judge to all lands overflowed at hiVh
water since the inception of the proximate States.
aii tanas reclaimed from the rivers would then be'
long io ine sates witb the limitation named. But
nn.li lana Vtta. l3.l--4 1 ,1 l .. .
auuu uhd uHuno uevu rvEUianv entnMwf in
me vmceo oiaies xana umce. ana tbe: present hoi-J
i;Statesupme,Cpartit;Woald destroy theiitles by
w. niBHounujHoana Illinois, and
lanua oiv iose and mother -StAte-
'iet the prelmf jiarj-arriclea with, which tfuv n-
States residents in tbe Republic of Nicaragua shall 4
be exempted from all forced military service by Jana
: or sea, from all military exactions or fcrcedbloans in
:time of war.-but-ar only: obliged to paa; tx& in
proportion to tbe property , owned.1" No property
can be taken for any public object without fun and
just - compensation to be paid in advance.;. .The
- citizens of each of the two contracting powers bave.
a right to go ivto the territories of the other, and
enjoy the security , of the natives of the country
where they reside, on condition of duly observing
the laws. Consuls are to be appointed if thought
proper by each of tbe contracting parties, to reside
in the territories of the other, but if appointed,' it is
to be by the usual form approved and admitted by
the government to which they are sent
For the security of commerce between the citizens
of the two countries, it is agreed if any rupture
take place, the citizens of each country, who may
' be within the territories of the other, shall be allow
ed six months to wind up their accounts arid dis
pose of their property, and safe conduct be ei sured
to them to the seaport they may desire to embark
at But even in case of a rupture, citizens of either
party can remain in the full enjoyment of thair lib
erty and property, as long as they commit no offense
against the laws, and their goods and effect shall
not be liable to sequestration, nor to charge of char
ges or demands, and the same rights are granted in
connection with debts of every nature ; in any case
of rupture no confiscation, or detention of collection
shall take place. Full rights and privilegffr' are
granted to the citizen of each nation in a business,
social and religious character. Citizens of either of
the contracting parties, who may be forced to seek
refuge, or any asylum in the ports, or dominion of
the other, from any cause whatever, shall be treated
with favor and protection, whether asking such pro
tection from the storm of the ocean, pirates or
The right of transit between the Atlantic and
Pacific, through the territories of the Republic of
Nicaragua is granted, whether by land or water.
Both Republics to enjoy the privileges upon an
equal footing, Nicaragua reserving its rght of sov
ereignty over the same. The protection of the Unit
ed States is to be extended over such routes, and
the neutrality of the same is to be guaranteed, and
tbe influence of the latter power is to be used to in
duce other nations to also guarantee such neutrali
ty and protection. Two free ports are io be estab
lished by this treaty, one on each ocean, at the ex
tremity of the communications. No duties are to be
exacted by Nicaragua, from vessels of the United
States, carrying cargoes for transportation only, and
not for consumption within the Republic of Nicara
gua. The United States will be at liberty to carry
troops and munitions of war to either of these ports,
and shall also be entitled to conveyence over the
route or routes between the two ports, without any
obstruction by the authorities of Nicaragua, and
without charges and tolls whatever, for such trans
portation. The rate of charges and tolls to the
persons and property of the people of the two pow
ers, are to be alike. If necessary, a military force
is to be kept on the route or routes. The Repub
lic of Nicaragua agrees to do this, but should it
fail to do so, the Republic of the United States
will do it
The treaty is to remain in force for the term of
twenty years. Either party may have the right to
notify the other of its intention to terminate, alter
or reform this treaty, but said notification must
take place at least twelve months before the ex
piration of the twenty years. If no such notice be
given, the treaty is to continue beyond the time
named, and until one of parties shall notily the
other that it thus intends to abrogate the stip
ulation. The treaty would thup remain in full
force beyond tbe twenty years, and till one year
after such notice shall be given. The ratifications of
this treaty are to be exchanged at Washington within
nine months of the date of the same, or before the
first of Januarv ncu ti,o i
not been ratified by New Granada, though Presi
dent Ospina was considered to be favorably disposed
toward it. Jv. 1. Day Book
A TorcHiSG Scene in a State Prison A Chilp
ra SEARcn or its Father. One evening last week.
just as the bell of the Sing Sing Prison was ringing
" all right," and most ot the officers were about tak
ing their departure from the institution, a little girl,
about seven years of age, entered the Warden's
office. On being questioned as to her name and er
rand, she said that her name was Agnes V
and that she had " come all the way from New York
to see her father, whom her mother had told her
was in prison at sing Sing. The intellgent and
mournful looks of the child soon enlisted the sym
pathy of the Warden and other officers, and it was
at once decided to gratify the wishes of the little
But a difficulty at once arose there being no less
than four convicts bearing the same name as the
father, but this difficulty was soon overcome by the
little girl herself.
She said that her father was a tooper by
trade, and it became apparent at once that J
W employed in the " Shook Shop was the
looked for father. He was soon brought from h s
cell to the office, and the scene which took place be'
tween the convict father and his child will not be
soon forgotten bv those who witnessed it Accus
tomed as the officers are to affecting scenes between
the convicts and their relatives, this one was too
much for their feelings, and a tear stood in the eye
of many of those stout hearted men.
The story of little Agnes to her father was " that
her mother was very poor, lived out at service, and
could not come to see him, so she thought the
would come herself: that she left New York that
morning without one cent of money walked through
the city till she came to the railroad that some boys
told her passed through Sing Sing ; that she crept
in one of the cars and hid herselt away, ana, when
found by the conductor, he allowed her to ride all
the way up for nothing, and that some oi tne ooys
in the village told her the way to the prison."
After spending some time with her tatber, she
. .a mm . 1 . t St
was kindly taken care or tor tne nigni oy one oi
our citizens, and the next morning a lady of our
village accompanied her to New York, and had her
placed in an asylum devoted as a home to tne cnu
dren of the destitute, where she will be taken care
of, and properly and kindly treated. Sing Sing
The Southern Commercial Convention. Great
and suitable preparations are being made in Mont
gomery Ala, in anticipation of the many delegates
who will assemble there on ana Monday oi May next.
Gov. Moore of Ala., has appointed a large number
of delegates from his State to attend. We learn al
so by the Advertiser that the Montgomery delegates
met on Saturday evening in tne Heading Moom oi
the Exchange Hotel. The Governor of Alabama
tendered the Representative Hall of the Capitol for
the use of the Convention, which was respectfully
declined by the Executive Committee, on account of
the insufficiency of accomodation afforded. The Com
mittee have decided to accept the offer of the Mont
eomerv and West Point Railroad "Company, and
'have fixed upon the new depot building of that com-
' pany as the place for holding the convention. This
building is on the easterly 6iae ot tbe railroad, near
ly opposite the ticket office of the company. In
point of size, this building will be ample and conven-
lent Savanna& Georgian. :: - - " - x-
, Tbi Revival. The Right Rev. Bishop McTJvaine
of Ohio, addressed one of the Union MeetiagS lately
held in Cincinnati,' as follows : h ?
'- - " RrAfArm. and Frisndt- Mv ofMciel duties have
meetings -until mis morning, ln-expenence in re
liffiotia mattera. including the trreat : Hsvivnta of the
present century, I .have, perhaithe advantage of;
tU grot ujuriiy-oii.uiBwoi, ' aemoiage, exienu
ing back, as it does,' about fifty -five years. & I must
say t that thtf preBeut revival is essentially different
lrom allvothers that 1 have witnessed -in ' that timd
v-oecau8e4n-Ynem a largeamountor human machinery
-was 'mamfeitTwhile in -these: human' airencv seems
oiehtfrery ignored -an the spirit of God. alpne,
Crammond Eenrv t b brt"pre- he,?ie has
been, designated, diiioursU oa Sur y ining at
4r capnat UOurcti Ubtlstapner sire , v
Aaama, pastor,) to a densely cre4 awence-
This remarkable youth ia but fifteen years old and -
I'Li lJ-0:.'.li J :'.'ll!...uL-U.Uiik'wJU-f
wu wrn io D90iiuu. ? ni uiuiuer is iiMg, im;io-
siding m 'Canajt During -the past' two years-ht .-t
has lived in this city, and has been a clerk in th f
house of-Aiken fc MUler 'Broad way It is a mis 5 '
take,' as waa-published by the 'New York corres
pondent of the Boston Journal, that be; is a conven,'.
of the late revival. He says that he experienced te
ligion when he' was eight years old, but during the"-
paet winter he was brought out in the religious
awakening then in progress m Mr. Adam s Churcr.
with more distinct developments of the working q v
divine grace. . Neither has he been .licensed, to.
preach, as was stated by the same correspondent 1
Nor does he preach every night. He has preached "
but -twice before the occasion now noticed. About '
the first Of January last, he states that he experieHc- '.
ed more vividly than at his original conversion the
transforming efficiency of the Spirit, and then be-
came a member of Mr. Adams' Church. - His nara
tive of his religious experience was remarkable be
yond precedent, and no less remarkable was his first ;
effort at public prayer. The singular individuality
distinguishing both the evidences of his piety and
the maturity of his intellect at once attracted to
wards him general attention: He has never bad a
regular education, having enjoyed but ordinary op
portunities in this respect Since his residence in
this city be has attended evening schools. Very
lately he has commenced the study of Greek and
mathematics, and, it is said, manifests powers of ac
quisition truly astonishing. He acquires with great
rapidity, nor is this ease of attainment confined to
any one branch of learning; it is equally manifest
in everything he attempts. Though he never stud
ied at any school oi theology, he has already stud
ied and mastered a great deal in this department
ecclesiastical learning. Since he first attracted the
attention of the church at which he worshipped in
January last his immediate friends in tbe city have
been anxious to avoid any special publicity or noto
riety of his name, and surprise is expressed by
them that the correspondent of the journal aboye
referred to should have collected the facts he did
about the youthful stranger. The boy himseli
shrinks from anything like a blazoning notoriety.
As he rises before the audience to preach, his ap
pearance, voice and manner indicate him to be the
mere boy that he is. His face wears the smooth,
unfurrowed expression of extreme youth, and his
intonations are correspondingly childlike. Yet he
says what he has to say with the cool self-possession
of mature years. There is no hurry in his utter
ance. He is perfectly deliberate, calm and sedate.
His thoughts are remarkably well defined, and cloth
ed with singular precision of language. Not less
remarkable is the orderly arrangement that distin
guishes his discourses. Few men in middle life ex
hibit a riper method in their public efforts. He
manifests no. ambition for mere effect, and exhibits
no special talent for rhetorical embellishments or
flights of eloquence ; yet his language is all sensi
ble and strikingly appropriate. The most obvious
feature of his mind is ability for well connected ar
gumentation, intermingled with earnest and impres
sive exhortation. Yet with all the undisturbed con
fidence he manifests before an audience, not less ap
parent is his unaffected modesty and humility.
On Sunday night the congregation began throng
ing in at an early hour ; though the hour for com
mencing was half-past seven, as early as half-past
six the galleries and nearly the whole body of the
house were filled with an excited audience; and
long before the time arrived for opening the services
every available spot for either standing or sitting
was appropriated, so that numbers were compelled
to leave from inability to gain admittance.
At the appointed time the services were commenc
ed with the usual singing, prayer and reading of the
Scripture ; after which, the youthful preacher rose
and announced his text for the evening, as contain
ed in the 16th chapter of the Gospel of Mark, and
tbe 16th veisc, which he read as follows:
" lie that believeth and is baptized shall be saved."
lie men F..dcd to discourse upon the text
about three quarters of an hour, wholly extempo
raneously. After a few general remarks respecting the cir
cumstances under which Christ uttered the words
of the text be asked, in the first place, " What is
the qualification by which the promise contained in
the text is obtained 1 " that promise being salvation.
This he answered with the word, Faith. Faith was
the condition, and the fifst and chief condition. Af
ter enlarging upon this division. of the subject, he
spoke at some length to believers. He then ad
dressed himself to unbelievers, closing this part of
his sermon by uttering with much solemnity and
iiupressiveness, " He that believeth not shall be
He then proceeded to ask what it was to be bap
tized, and concluded with a brief argument in favor
of baptism by immersion. Baptism, he held, ought
to be administered to those who believed. The de
sign of Baptism was to maintain the visibility of
Christ's Kingdom. To be saved was not merely to
escape punishment, but to obtain everlasting happi
ness in Heaven. In conclusion, he addressed him
self with increased earnestness, in remarks made up
of general deductions from the positions he had pre
viously maintained, to both believers and uhbeliev- "
After prayer and the singing of another hymn, the
ordinance of Baptism byimmersion was administer
ed in the baptistry of the church by the Rev. Mr.
Adams to one male and five females, at the close of
which the officiating clergyman pronounced the ben
ediction, and the immense congregation Blowly dis
persed. Important Decision by the Virginia Court Of
Appeals Regulating Slavery. The Virginia Law
Journal, for April, contains an important case deci
ded recently by the Uourt ot Appeals ot tnai state.
It appears that John L. Poindexter, dee'd., left a
will providing that his slaves should be allowed to
choose between being manumitted and remaining in
slavery, and a suit was brought by. Bailey et ale and
Howie et als, against his executors. The Court de
cided in favor of the appellants, Judge Daniel de
livering the opinion, from which we extract the fol
Under these circumstances I have conceived it to
be my duty to regard the question as one to be test
ed by the general and acknowledged principles per
taining to the subject and not as one controlled by
the influence of a special adjudication. And when
we so treat tbe question, it seems to me there can
be no longer any serious difficulty as to the proper
solution. When we assent to the general proposi
tion, as I think we must do, that our slaves have no
civil or social right, that they have no legal capacity
to make, discharge, or assent to contract; that
though a master enter in the forms of an agreement
with his slave to manumit him and the slave proceed
fully to perform all required of him in the agree
ment, he is without remedy in case the master re
fuse to comply with his part of the agreement,' and
that a slave cannot take anything under a devise or
will except his freedom ; we are led necessarily to -the
conclusion that nothing short of a postive enact
ment, or of legal decision having equal force, can
demonstrate the capacity of a slave to exercise an
election, in respect to his manumission. O r
' So it is decided by the highest legal tribunal of
the Commonwealth that a slave cannot elect to be
free. The Law Journal pays a high compliment to
Jno. Howard, Fsq., one of the counsel .for the appel;
lants, on the great clearness and ability of his argu
ment ' -" ' x " "
- , - .
i- The Wheat Chop. To say that the. Wheat crop
in Western North Carolina is fine, is telling only a -part
of the truth. .Such a prospect was rarely if-,
ever, seen befcire. - Spring Wheat, in some localities, :
in Cabarrus county particularly,-as we : have . just
; heard from there, is now heading some of it bloom
ing; and by the 20th May will be jready for Ithe'sickle.'
,SkkU? ' No -for 'the horse-power Reaper." ft
wrll require hdrse-power, Reapers to takedown.this -gear's
crop jn good time; and we. venture to say that -
nanosome-bmsness might be done 'WUenetwig
K companiet-of ifraiwrf. simfla to the travelfihe com
psuiea-oi; x nresners.rwno now go irom larm to farm
wj mc msMMHiOB tDaiuisjsuuJ is-neeaing,
nntrJ 'nWmcrS'fret nefcnitei?h to buvana keen Rain.
IS;K THfc B0tC2AOn
4v S Oi-pf" VJjf M9w -"riic 4UClfv vUWpVNi(Ut7 t.qt-. n in w.j ui mwvil w ii uunvi, yumya- i y Tm 15 AttS J aQu o rr k office of
TrjY'x rr L -j, to Atfc er LccKNOw.The
tpowhal ,-jutely tanfirtiei Hie ascendency -ot out?
arn at -a final costoMife, and . has dispersed,
hCjb 9t aWroytd. the. last treat orcamied body
oi munneera - Aiiese results are eminently sapslac-1
ifirji tur-.u wc pae nuiaciuaiiy -anniuiiaea.inere-volt
we have stormed its last strorigbold, have suc
cessfully economized our expenditure of blood; and
have 4riyen the rebels in headlong rout roto cotm
try .where : theyj cannot be .dangerpns. ti& aranot
likely to be long secure. A r j i
The Aero ol the' decisive operations appears to
navee been Sir James Outram, whose intimate famll-
iarity with. Indian ' warfare; and whose . recent ac
quaintance with vOude and its- peoplepeculiarTy"
quauned nim for seconding tbe schemes of the Commander-in-Chief
throuehout this critical camoaiim.-'
Left, after the evacuation of Lucknow, in the beart-
enemyV territoify; he succeeded te r
swarms of assailants who were launched against its
walls ; and after thus defying for weeks together the
whole force of Oude, be turned out 'with his garrison;
in perfect efficiency, to support Sir Collin Campbell
on his final advance.:0':-V:r:: ir'
With, this success ends propably our last 'great
deflinite operations against the mutineers of 1857.
We have yet to be informed of the condition -or '
numbers in which the fugitives escaped, but the di
rection of their flight is so far "fortunate that it prom
ises little service to tbem and comparatively little
trouble to ourselves. It was not at all desirable that
they should cross into the still fermenting- districts
of Bundelcund, or disturb the populous and pro
ductive provinces of Behar and Bengal. The degree
of irritability still surviving in those parts may be
easily . inferred from the : report communicated by
this very mail, to the effect that Calcutta itself was
in a panic as late as the: third of March, and that
volunteers were called out and cannon . planted
against an anticipated attack from the disarmed se
poys of Barrackpore. Under such circumstances it
is an obvious source of satisfaction that the rush of
the fugitive rebels should have been made towards
tbe west rather than, the east, and indeed the meas
ures of the Commander-in-Chief seem to have been
expressly taken with the view of placing at least
this result beyond doubt. "All avenues of escape to
wards the east were caiefully closed against the in
surgents by the columns under Jung Bahadoor and
Brigadier Franks, while the main army itself was
interposed between them and the South. What
may be the fortune reserved for these thrice beaten
bands in the district of Rohilcund to which they
have retreated, we shall not be long in learning. The
province itself was undoubtedly one of the worst
seats of the original rebellion, and some of the most
flagrant examples of mutiny were furnished by its
garrisons. But the capture of Delhi, the incessant
march of reinforcements from Meerut to the east,
and more recently the successful operations of Sir
Collin Campbell himself against the rebels at Fut
tehghur, must have intimidated the turbulent, and
brought the country to a great extent under control.
There was a force, too, of Sikh levies lately organiz
ed, and placed nnder the command of Brigadier
Chamberlain, which was to descend from the north
west upon this very province, and which, if we mis
take not should at this time be somewhere about
Bareilly, and therefore well placed to intercept the
fugitives. Finally, two strong detachments from the
army of Lucknow, well provided with cavalry and
horse artillery, are already on their heels, so that
little time, it may be hoped, will be given them eith
er to recognize their forces or to establish themselves
in any fresh position for another stand.
Although our satisfaction might have been more
complete if the Indian revolt had been terminated
by a defiinite surrender on the part of tbe Lucknow
garrison, the actual result was certainly more desir
able than the only remaining alternative of a despe
rate and sanguinary struggle. We might have de
stroyed more mutineers, but we should have lost
many more of our own soldiers ; whereas at present
the capital of Oude has been captured at little cost
to our army, while the prospects of the rebels are
unpromising in the extreme. How tenaciously the
original mutineers preserve their military organiza
tion we have repeatedly seen throughout the course
of this contest and it is not improbable that one or
two such assemblages as that still existing at Calpee
may call for distinct expeditions on the part of our
commanders. But the main body of the fugitives,
hemmed in between their immediate pursuers on the
east, their friendly Sikh chiefs, backed by the entire
force of the Punjab on the west, and the columns
advancing through Rajpoot.'.na on the South, mnst
be speedily reduced to despair ; nor need we antici
pate a renewal of any such cen tests as hae been
sustained at Lucknow and Delhi. The mutineers
have now no stronghold or asylum remaining. They
are at large in a country where they have nothing
but indifference or hostility to expect from the gen
eral population, where our ascendency has been al
ready established, and where their few allies have
paid the penalties of their treason. We may still
experience some trouble, but Sir Colin Campbell's
victorious campaign has exempted us from any fur
ther risk of disaster, and has terminated the condi
tions of regular war by the final dispersion of the
Southern Railroad Movement. A Southern Rail
road Convention has recently been in session at
Chattanooga, Georgia. The roads represented were
the Knnrrr Whir. r l..--. .-J AiTlri(ri-T-Tth-.,.nm.t-
and Danville, Virginia, and Tennessee, East Tennes
see and Virginia, East Tennessee and Georgia, Nash
ville and Chattanooga, and Memphis and Charles
ton. The schedule adopted by the Convention makes
the entire line direct without detention. " -
"From Memphis to Petersburg and Richmond, or
vice versa, the time required will be fifty-eight hours,
to or from New York, three days and eighteen hours.
From Memphis to New Orleans, the passengers will
have their choice of traveling either by railway or
steamboat, arrangements being "effected on both
sides. Tickets will be issued from all intermediate
points, and in fact everything arranged complete.
The schedule will take effect on the 17th of May
next at which time the staging on the East Tennes
see and Virginia road will be obviated, and the entire
route one continuous line of railway." , i. , :
Tbe Sorgho Molasses. General Daniel Wallace
writes to the Unionville Journal: .- v .
" It is known to the public, I believe, that during
the last summer I made several hundred gallons of
molasses from the juice of the Chinese Sugar Cane..
' I understand a report, is abroad that my crop of
molasses has become sour, and is, therefore, worth
less. - So far as I myself am, concerned,. I care noth
ing for the said, report Knowing from experience,
however, that: the. Chinese, Sugar Cane, plant is a
very valuable one to (.every class of our people, I
deem it due to the public interest to say that the
said report is untrue in every particular.
My molasses were of the most superior quality
when first made, and so far from having deteriorated
in quality from any cause, they appear to have im
proved from the effects of time, until t feel warrant
ed in saying, tbey are now equal, if not superior, to
any syrup manufactured in America. ii44.r--itt.:.fJ
r .- : Books! Books I L Books ! 1 1.
THE GREAT GIFT BOOK SALE IS NOW
-open in this City, on Fayetteville Street, opposite
Messrs. PULLEN k BELVIN'S. The stock is large, and
the assortment good.' Great inducements are offered, as the
books are sora at me usual prices, ana a r resent is given
with each Book.-. Call and examine the stock of Books and
the list of Presents. - :. t -:-. : ;;- ; - , v
' Raleigh, May 4, 1858. - - ' ' - tiL '
Books! Books!! Books!!!,
J VERY, BODY. BUYS BOOKS ? AT -THE
JCa Gift Book Store, (opposite Messrs: Bullen A Belvin's),
where each purchaart of. a Book receives Present t the
time ot sale. . .
- Baleigh, May 4, 1858. r ' ' . 1 ' h 4-St.
lClBEB AJID INDEPENDENT, UNSOUCIT.
M. -ed and -unexpected to. all mv friends. I annoanoe mv-
elf a candidate for theDffiee of Shenff. 1 am oDDosed ixf
i all caacusea. eonventions and' nomination for tea office
.If J am elected, labaU be tbe Sheriff ..of the peopland not
ltay.4 1656. i , wv.. -S "to Sfttv
Xj ARK REQUESTED TO STATE TOAT4
ay wa uemecraue voanty uonvention wiu pe na in tee.
.. v wm l mm ti.--i. rim .itat.ikii." !.- i. MeMa' a mm laeinvmoirvii tm i . lib
.'rt.'.-At.VVV. ilka .
iU 'aleof ti&V SXXZZtt,?? FOR
ILLUMINATED jSAd nVim Wood and ,,,'fo' C
be pleated to ee an person w pernios dZ'Z ! X
mtereat in the matter! Ttotfcess of nS8.0 uk J?
tf WMpateated in Febmar?rls57.
Among the many advantages these work. l,.
others, are 1 he fijlomn- - - wo ""e ore, .
I . The bimda?K nd, cheapneM of the m., .
'"iZT - - -wwwu when comn.Li
others, . npjred ltIl
' - Waaawd Water Gas. M
v Foe tlie.Ieat two weeka, we hare been sw v
..od peopled ourty and all visitors, ?T$Sa
Counting Room and printittg-Batldinr with r ,,n t
.tared ontbe lot from Ph Wood" "Lfa
t tro. bv the Portable (U Ani,t,.. J:! '"?1? ) and wT
process generating gas commences j and wheniK0'1 "
extracted, the charge, which haa been converted t ?
coat, is withdrawn, and another inserted; and Vv,, .
eew eontinue nnUl the requisite qnantitV of JL. heP
The gas produces a beautirot; softand InminoSf
taiiily equal, and we think, soperior to Eosin light'
-j Thia process of generating das commends Usriff , .
simplicity and cheapness; fir wherever there I? Lu
and water, you may have all the aecessarv matprili I0"
production - r Hmcm "wnahfcr
- 'sUy-fy Wood Gas. 'J
' I w have seen frequent references to this cas ;
change papers, and a number of published wninw' ?
lv fevorable to-ita use. as well asFin regard to OMr
and economy, as to the facility and east with whid, i"""7
be mannfactured and the relUbilitv of its iiK. "
V X. '". P gas, as we have seen ft. i's rl. ,
brilliant and the public will more fully aporVciat 7? '?d
einpioyment Meoinea more general.
Rnldin4l Uav A 1QKQ - . -
OW WEDNESDAY THE 19th OF MAT .
shall proceed to sell the following property Ztb 1
to the Estate of the late James TimbeVFaki TdecV h
One tract of land containing fonr hundred and fiw .
situated about fiYe miles north of Louisbnrr, adjoining
lands of W. P. Williams. O. i nfcir.T.ln."1Rlie
Kitchen, Tobacco Barns. Stables, Cribsrand in EL
cessary out houses The dwelling has four large
pantry Ac. ; each room has a good fire place. sSd
land is divided by a large creek, lying on which' i.
75 or 60 acres equal to the low grounds on the MissiS
River. Besides the low gronnds lying on this creek thJ.
18 about one hnnHrvd nnroa uf hi.tt.in. , ."'"
Airc um ui inn u uu nn 11 a iarm hii: n -
Buipa&seu in we couniy.
. . lam wuicn
All the land U .
about screntv five acres, which ia in ; : I
and well timbered.
The land that is cleaned is under mmd b!
18 in IIS (inmn.1 ...
pair and in a high state of cultivation and well adamS tn Z
growth of Tobacco, Wheat, Corn, Cotton, and all other
kinds of produce. -It has on it a never failing MinerS
Spring which was discovered about five years ago and et
since its discovery, the pure chrystal water has been nah.
ing forth profusely. It is one of the boldest ninnin.
Springs in the State, and it is believed to be equal if not
superior to either of tbe Springs in Warren Countv. Tbe
Spring alone will be worth a fortune to any person that
will improve it.
At the same time and place I shall offer for sale fiftten
likely negroes; consisting of four men, three women, tvo
boys, three girls, and three children. Two of the mennt
good mechanics; one a shoe maker and the other a carpet,
ter. The boys are large enough to work in the farm u3
two of the girls are of sufficient size for house semnte.
All of the negroes are well disposed, industrious and hot,
est, none of which ever had a charge of any kind agauut
them. I shall also sell one horse and some household md
The above property will be sold on a credit of nim
months. Bond and approved security will be required be
fore the property is delivered. -
RICHARD T1MBERLAKE, Err.
of JAMES TIMBERLAKE, dee'd.
Louisbnrg April 4, 1858. , v 86 wtswtdi.
OF NORTH CAROLINA. WAKS
-In Equity Matthew Jones, Darling Jonn
and others. Ex Parte. Sale of Real Estate.
Pursuant to an order made at the Spring Term, 185j,of
tbe Court of Equity for the County of Wake, in the abort
entitled cause, the undersigned, Clerk and Master, will
proceed t sell, on the premises, on tbe 8th day of Hit
next, being Saturday, the Laud in the pleadings mentioned,
A certain tract or parcel of Land, situate, lying'and being
in Wake County, adjoining the lands of Simon Smi' J.f
Leach, John Young and others, containing two huLoitdand
thirty one acres, or thereabouts, which, said Land, during
bis life time, was the estate and property of Willis A. Jones,
Tehjs or Sai.ii : A credit of six months as to one hiK
aDu t welve months for the residue of the purchase moner
will be given to purchasers, upon their entering intoboDd
with approved security, bearing interest from the dar of
sale, seventy-five dollars of purchase money to be paid it
Given under my hand at office, this 12th day of April
A. D. 1868.
ED. GRAHAM HAYWOOD, C. A M. E.
(Pr. Adv. $7.) 31-waswta,
NEW BOOK BINDERY AND BLANK BOOK
AT THE OLD STAR OFFICE,
(Opposite the Pretyterian Church,)
; Ralkigh, N. C.
Til E UNDERSIGNED RESPECTFULLY
informs the Citizens of Raleigh and the vicinity gen
eral ly. that he will promptly and punctually attend to the
binding of Newspapers, Magazines and Periodicals of all
kinds and in any style, plain or ornamental, on modente
terms. Also Blank Books manufactured to order, and ruled
to any pattern for the public offices. A share of patronigt
respectfully solicited. .
JNO. J. CHAPLIS.
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C George Bancroft, Rev. Dr. Bashman of S. ft
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others. w- . ' -.":. ' , . j
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April 1401,1888;- ' i . - ' '
, ; ' -Swaim's jBsUce Revised. -HE
'a. nraetical Diiidn-to the Laws of the State, na J". .
eisions of the Supreme Court, defining tbe duties j u
aictiou or tne Justices ot tne reace, oui ",. ,tt&
the Revised Code of 1854-65, together with fuU a1-.
tipnsj and numerous' new Ibrme and PrecedenU. .
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Raleigh, N.C., April t, 1858. - .
Jr' "democratic coNTEarnoij.
- - The Democracy -bf the county of Johnston are rw j,
to nieer, agreeably to adionrnment at tbe pn"frfitl,
the town ef Sqxithfield, on the Si Saturday, 8tn
for the purpose of nominating catfdidates to ret?
county in wereext .lagialature.';-;r'!'
. A full attendanoe u most et'r',i;;S1-rhlirn)-
& v" J1 H. B. WATSON, Cbnj
DESOCRATIC MEETING IN RfiSf?.
We-are TOusted-to giyepoHce . Pfc K
Udfeftat W Raleigh Districts Kos. 1 4?loA
i tb&CflnHHoamon Batardcf the 8th of wj,.
fi f -loint delegates to the Dj?ntie timty
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