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1HE NORTH' CAROLINA"' STANDARD SATURDAY, FEBRUARY IBGO.
RALEIGH: SATURDAY. FEB. 25, 1 800.
Opposition State Convention.
This body assembled in the Commons Hall, in
this City, on Wednesday the 22d, and adjourned on
Thursday evening sine die. The Hon. R. C. Pur
year, of Yadkin, was President
On Thursday the platform of resolutions was re
ported by Henry K. Nash, Esq., of Orange, who ad
dressed the Convention at some length. The plat
form is unusually large and heavy, notwithstanding
the well known aversion of the Oppositionists to all
platforms. We heard it read but once, and cannot,
therefore, state with accuracy all that it contains.
That portion of it relating to federal affairs is m the
nature of an indictment against the Democratic par
ty, consisting for the most part of general charges,
unsustained by proofs. The tone of the resolutions,
as it seems to us, is rather Union than Constitu
tion, and is quite as bitter against the national De
mocracy North and South as against the black Re
publicans. As a citizen of the State, and as a de
voted friend of a Constitutional Union, we lament
that this is so ; but as a party man, if we were dis
posed to r,a cipita! out of this great question of
tifavervwe would rejoice.
The Convention also adopted a resolution in favor
of an nd valorem system of taxation, and in favor
of a Convention of the people of the State, to be
called on the federal basis, to carry out this system.
The ol'ject of this is to tax slaves according to value,
instead of per capita, as at present
The Convention was addressed on Thursday fore
noon by the Hon. George E. Badger. Mr. Badger
held the national Democratic party responsible for
all the strife and agitation on the slavery question,
and avowed his inflexible opposition to " the Demo
cracy and the Jbolitionists." He also spoke at
some length in favor in of a change in the Constitu
tion which will enable the Legislature to tax prop
erty, slaves included, according to its value It was
a well considered and rather telling party speech,
but by no means as able and eloquent as might have
Leen expected from a gentleman of his reputation
as an orator.
During the forenoon session Mr. Smith, of Hali
fax, introduced a resolution returning thanks to
Messrs. Smith, Vance, Leach and Gilmer for their
course in the House in the election of Speaker.
Mr. Rayner objected, and gave his reasons why he
could not vote for the resolution. He said that
while he had confidence in these gentlemen, and be
lieved they thought they were acting for the best in
the course they have pursued, yet for his part he j
would not have voted for any Democrat for Speaker. (
He said further, in speaking of the national Demo-
cratic and black Republican organizations, that he
would feel as safe under the rule of the latter as
under that of the former ! Mr. Smith replied warm-
ly to Mr. Rayner, declaring amongothcr things that J
if compelled to choose between a black Republican j
and a Southern national Democrat for President, he i
would not hesitate to vote lor the latter.
In the afternoon session the subject came up
again, and was disposed of after much confusion, the
result of deep feeling on both sides. Mr. Rayner
offered an amendment, which was voted down by a
large majority. In the course of his remarks in the
evening Mr. Rayner spoke in highly complimentary I
terms of Henry Winter Davis, of Maryland. lie
said he teas an honor to any party or any State.
He did not censure Mr. Davis for voting for Penning
ton for Speaker. He said Mr. Pennington was not a
black Republican, but an old line Whig, and that he
considered him as sound on the question of slavery
as Mr. Hunt, of New York, the nominee of the Con
vention for Vice President
Mr. Smith insisted on his resolution, and replied
to Mr. Rayner. He appeared to differ out and out
with that gentleman. Our neighbor of the Regis
ter, Mr. Syme, then took the floor in reply to Mr.
Rayner, deprecating the course of that gentlemen and
disapproving in strong terms of the conduct of
Winter Davis. He insisted that Pennington was a
renegade Whig and bla?k Republican. Gov. Manly
then essayed to throw oil on the troubled waves
but failed. The Hon. S. II. Rogers then spoke with
animation in reply to Mr. Rayner, sustaining
and commending the Opposition delegation in Con
gress from this State.
Mr. Rayncr's amendment was thsn rejected and
Mr. Smith's resolution was adopted by a large ma
jority. But how is this? Are Messrs. Smith,
Vance, and Leach thanked for voting, and Mr. Gil
mer thanked for not voting for a
Democrat for '
We must not omit to state that our cotemporary j
of the Elizabeth City State, Mr. llinton, addressed i
the Convention on Thursday evening, in response to
the honor done his county by the nomination of
Mr. Pool for Governor. Mr. Walscr, of Davidson,
also spoke, closing with some remarkably chaste
anecdotes. Constitutional liberty will sutler when
"Walser retires to private life.
John Pool, Esq., of Pasquotank, was nominated
for Governor. Mr. Pool voted in the last Legisla
ture against changing the Constitution so as to tax
slaves as property. He will now of course mount
the platform and go for the change.
Gov. Graham, of Orange, was nominated for Presi
dent and Washington Hunt, of New York, for Vice
It appears to be understood that Gov. Graham is
to be President Mr. Badger Senator in place of Mr.
Clingman, while Mr. Rayner, who has fought more
hard battles for the Opposition cause than both of
these gentlemen, is to have nothing. Truly "Re
publicans are ungrateful."
The Hon. Z. Vance was present, and, we under
stand, addressed the Opposition Caucus on Wednes
More Encouragement. We are indebted to a
friend at Carthage, Moore County, for a club of ten
subscribers. Also, to a friend at Greenville, Pitt,
for a club of nine. Also, to a friend at Woodland,
Northampton, for a club of ten. And to Mr. F. B.
Currin. of Granville for four subscribers, with a
promise of more.
Now is the time, brother Democrats, to encourage
your newspapers. Let us have the ammunition and
weapons all ready by the time the battle opens. We
must work if we would triumph in August and
November. If we attempt to stand still we will lose
our position. We can maintain our ascendency only
as we gained it, by vigilance, caution, and unwearied
ff We learn that Alfred Jones, Esq. of this Coun
ty, has been appointed a Director of the Bank of
North-Carolina, in place of Hon. John II. Bryan, re
signed. This is an excellent appointment properly
and handsomely conferred.
SafF" Our neighbor of the Register has been here
tofore violently opposed to ad valorem taxation.
But, the opposition Convention having endorsed it
as in duty bound he will now "jump Jim Crow"
and , Jfor it , This i a great workj.
But, says the Standard, we will gupport the nom
inee of the Charleston convention against the can
didate of the black Republican party, whoever he
May not the Standard have an opportunity to do
better than that There is a great Union, Conttitu
tion, and law enforcing parly springing into exis
tence. Will the Standard support a squatter sov
ereignty candidate in preference to the candidate of
that party ? Salisbury WqtcJtman.
We have heard much of, but have never yet seen
any Union, Constitution, and law enforcing party"
equal to the natioual Democratic party. Such par
ties, organized by our Opposition friends, spring up
like Jonah's gourd and wither in a night. In 1848
we had the no-party Taylor Union party, led by the
same John J. Crittenden who is about to save the
Union again in this year of grace 18(50; in 1852
we had the Scott-Seward no-party Union party,
and we had a second Wasiiixtox in the venerable
Scott until after the election ; :n 1S5(! we had the
" conservative " Fillmore, who now so deeply regrets
that he had to approve and enforce the fugitive
slave law, and who received but a handful of votes
in the non-slaveholding States ; and now we suppose
we are to have a new edition of these tremendous
efforts to save tho Union first, the Constitution
next, and then to enforce the laws so far as the
black Republicans will permit it to be done.
We have no idea of going with our cotemporary
of the Watchman, nor do we expect him to go with
us. Like Ephraim "he is ioined Jo his idols" his
great idol being opposition to Democracy. We in
tend to support the nominee of tho Charleston Con
vention, whoever he may be. We believe that six
hundred Democrats assembled at Charleston from
every part of the Republic, will be better able than
we will be, or than any other Democrat will be, to
say who is the proper and the best man to bo sup
ported against the black Republicans. Even a
"squatter sovereignty" candidate would be as sound
on the question of slavery in the territories as Mr.
Fillmore is, who was supported by the Watehmun
in 1856, as sound, if not sounder, for Mr Fillmore
earnestly opposed the abrogation of the Missouri
restriction by which Southern slaveholders were let
in to all the territories, and Mr. Fillmore was and is
in favor of the Wilmot proviso.
Let the Watchman look to it, while opposing the
only national party in the country, that it docs not
aid and strengthen the black Republican party.
When an injury is inflicted it makes no difference,
so far as the sneering writing from it is concerned,
whether it was inflicted intentionally or from
blindness, carelessness, prejudice, or passion. Let
the Wat claim n think of that.
The Union aceordiuf to the Constitntion.
Wc yield to no one in devotion to the Union
according to the Constitution. But we cannot go
with those in this State and elsewhere, who would
subordinate the Constitution to the Union who
would hug the empty and destructive forms to their
bosoms after the spirit has departed. The best
Union men in the country are those icho insist mst
earnestly and most constantly on a strict observance
of all the provisions and rvjuirements of the Con-
' ... .. ... .
stitution. t c must guard every approach to the
citadel. If we surrender one gate and the enemy
once enters, every portion of our tower of defence
will in the end be wrested from us. That member
of a partnership who consents to one deliberate in-
faction by other members of the partnership of the
articles of agreement only paves the way for a sue-
cession of infractions which will sweep away, as the
cupidity or the passions of his co-partners may deter
mine, every interest which he may have in the con-
i cern. As the New Orleans lire well says
"There is a certain class of individuals who pro-
; claim themselves lovers of tho Union, but are insti- J
i gated by very different motives and intentions.
I They are perpetually shrieking imprecations upon ;
j all who venture to breathe a hint of the possibility
of a dissolution of the Union, and announcing their j
invincible determination, under nil conceivable cir- j
, cumstanccs, to resist the dismemberment of the con- '
! fedcracy. Conspicuous among these bold and blat- !
ant vaporers are the black Kepublicaus. 1 hey claim
' to be par excellence Union men They are always
, ready to declare their attachment to the Union, and
; to denounce the South for what they term its trea-
sonable assaults. The animating principle of the
j Bla' k Republicans is readly discovered. They would
j have the Union last just so long as they can with
. impunity harass and oppress the South ; just so
long as Southern agricultural industry ministers to
; Northern rapacity ; just so long as the Southern
j sheep quietly sutTers its wool to be plucked by the
; Northern shearers. This is the gist and marrow of
black Republican love of the Union. Why should
; they not wish this state of things to endure forever
! It is all to their advantage. Thev steal our slaves
! and encourage insurrection and rapine on the one
1 hand, while on the other they wax wealth v bv the
manufacture of Southern cotton, and by supplying
the South with ten thousand products of the North.
Ct - V. 1 IV
vl vuu,sc' "re n cn.
John G. Knxe, Esq.
We copy from the last Greensborough Times, tho
following admirable letter from Mr. Saxe, in reply
to the charge preferred against him by Brownlow.
Mr. Saxe, our citizens will bear in mind, will lec
ture in this City on the 9th and 10th of next
To the Editor of "Tue Times."
Dear Sir: lam indebted to a Southern friend
for a copy of your journal, in which I find a very
able and scholarly, as well as extremely indulgent
review of my books of Poems. Appended to the
communication of your contributor, is an editorial al
lusion to an injurious rumor, which, I suppose, had
its origin in a recent paragraph in the Knoxville
(Tenn) Whig, charging that a person bearing my
name, " Returning from South-Carolina, published
a villainous account of the sale and treatment of
slaves," or words to that effect Your comments are
not unfair; and, though no notice of the matter
could be needed where I am known, I deem it due
to my Southern friends and to myself to meet the
charge with a full and explicit denial.
Imprimis I was never in South-Carolina in my
2nd. I have never published, nor written, any
account whatever respecting the sale or treatment of
slaves in any State of the tnion.
3d. In my travels in such of the Southern States
as I have had the honor to visit I have never seen
anything in the slightest degree impeaching the
kindness and humanity of the owners of slaves.
The few letters which 1 have written irom
. -...t- 1. 11 Un milklictio.1 in flint tfvinfiorva- i
tive and high-toned journal, the Hoston 7W-a
Journal into the columnsof which no attack upon the
South, or Southern institutions, could by any possi
bility obtain admittance, with the consent of its ed
By what accident or blunder (for I have no reason
to impute malice) a statement so absolutely false as
that of the Whig, should have gotten into print, I
cannot so much as conjecture,
I know you will cheerfully publish this unquali
fied denial of the whole story, and oblige
Yours most respectfully
JOHN G. SAXE.
Burlington, Vt, Feb. 8, 1860.
The New Yokk Journal of. Commerce. We in
vite attention to the advertisement of this excellent
journal in our paper to-day. The Journal of Com
mere is an honest, reliable New York paper, and is
warmly devoted to a Constitutional Union. Mr. J.
W. Camp, one of the agent of the establishment, is
at present travelling in the Southern States, receiv
ing subscribers for the paper. It always affords us
pleasure to call attention to the merits of such
journals published jo the noa-slaveholding Stato.i
Mr. Un;gias on the wrong Track.
At a "Whig" meeting the ne Whig party
held in Onslow on the 14th instant the following
among other resolutions was adopted :
"Resolved, That we do not think Gov. John V
Ellis is of enlarged statesmanlike views sufficient to
govern a State, from an expression he used when
canvassing for Governor, when he remarked that be
did not think any question was so important as that
of keeping the Democratic party together."
This resolution was reported by a committee con
sisting of Messrs. Owen Huggins, E. W. Montfort
and R, F. Pelletier Mr. Huggins Chairman of the
Committee, or Mr. Higgins, as we find the name in
the Wilmington Herald.
Now Mr. Huggins has done Gov. Ellis gross in
justice. Gov. Ellis maintained every where in his
last campaign, as he will doubtless maintain in the
next that the great stay and hope of the Union is
the national Democratic party; and that, as the
preservation of a Constitutional Union is of para
mount importance, so the unity and integrity of the
only party which can preserve the Union are of
equal importance. Gov. Ellis has never placed his
party obligations above either his State or the Union,
but he has claimed that the highest interests of
both, in his opinion, arc involved in the continued
integrity and ascendency of the Democratic party.
In this opinion he has the satisfaction of knowing
that he is sustained by a large majority of the peo
ple of North-Carolina.
Mr. Huggins in to-day a nrac1rTroiTh?eterate
partizan than Gov. Ellis. The latter is not so pre
judiced nor 'so illiberal as to sec nothing good or
nothing commendable in the opposition organization
as it exists in this State ; but we venture to affirm
that Mr. Huggins is the bitterest among the bitter
of those who oppose Democracy simply because it
it Democracy. Gov. Ellis has reasons for opposing
Know Nothingism or modern Whiggery, and he is
ready to announce those reasons frankly to the people,
as he has heretofore done ; but we think it more
than probable that Mr. Huggins opposes Democracy,
as he sustained Harrison in 1840, "without a why
or a wherefore."
The opponents of the Democratic party in
this State have assembled and laid down their plat
form of principles. This is the custom of parties.
The Democrats will assemble and re-announce their
time-honored principles on the 8th of next month.
Meanwhile it will be well to avoid committals or ex
treme declarations. Let us await the action of the
great Democratic Council. When that shall have
spoken let us lock arms and enter the contest in ac
cordance with the plan which it will present " fn
the multitude of counsellors there is safety." Con
ventions honestly and fairly held constitute the con
densing motive power of parties. It will not be
wise or well in any Democrat to say, " will not
act with the party if it should do so and so, or re
fuse to do so ami so." Tho great stay and hope of
the country is the Democratic party. All good Dem
erits feel this to be so. Let all good Democrats.
therefore, act accordingly. For our part we are I
"enlisted for the war." No State issue shall shake j
our faith or embarrass our actioti. Let us remem- j
ber the days of old, when we fought up-hill against I
forces largely outnumbering us, and when i nitv, J
next to our glorious principles, gave us victories. j
As we won so we must hold. We cannot afford at '
a time like this cither to rest or wrangle. That i
j Democrat who prefers discord to concord, who sets
' up his will against the will of thousands of others, I
j who prefers himself to the cause, or who would ex- !
i haust his energies in warring on those in his own
party, inntd of on U common enwoy-iet him be ,
marked Let our motto be, " union and harnony, i
everything for the cause and nothing for men." In j
essentials let there be unity, in non-essentials toler
ation, and in all things charity. j
A Democratic Protest. The Democratic me:n- !
bers of the Iowa House of Representatives have en- '
tered their protest against a resolution offered in j
j that body to print 7,500 copies of Gov. Kirkwood's
inaugural message. The message was a farrago of
! black Republicanism, and the protest is made be-
! cause the Democratic members believe that the Gov- I
: ernor has departed from his plain constitutional du- !
j ty, which requires that he should deal with matters j
! concerning the State; and that he commits an in- j
j trusion upon the Legislature by forcing his views j
1 of other questions upon them. They insist that he ;
has no business to make the State pay for circulat- j
nig a partisan speech. They protest secondly, be
cause they look upon the message as an attempt to
palliate or excuse tho treason of John Brown ; and 1
they go on to specify several other points of dissat- j
isfaction all arising, however, out of the Governor's i
admiration for John Brownism and malice towards J
the supporters of the Constitution. The message is j
one of a kind which deserved a rebuke like this. It !
is certainly an abuse of the people's money, when
it is used to circulate documents of such a kind
We call the attention of our neighbor of the Reg- i
ister to the foregoing facts. ZA says there is no
national Democratic paity; and yet in far away
Iowa, among the head springs of the Mississippi,
Democrats protest in a body, as they do here, against j
the infamous conduct of the black Republic ns.
IIic.h Point. The Rejwrter gives a cheering ac
count of the progress and prosperity of this village.
Its location is highly advantageous in many respects ;
and with proper industry, energy, and foresight its
inhabitants can render it in time one of the most
important interior towns in the State.
The Reporter which, by the way, is one of the
most readable exchanges wc receive is urging on
the people of the village the importance of manu
facturing establishments as a means of prosperity.
That paper says:
" We suggest then, in view of these facts n(i
many others that might be adduced, the propriety
of our citizens turning their attention to the sub
ject of manufactories. The south is becoming more
and more convinced of the necessity of looking at
home for the necessaries ard conveniences of life,
and is feeling every day the increased weight of de
pendence upon an unfriendly section. All this tends
to increase the probability of profitable investment
of capital in manufactories in the south ; but even
without this, statistical wets win auiinaautlv 6liow
j that some branches of manufacturing in the south
have pa.d we ""JVfJ bu,,d'"K
un those localities where they exist We shall al
lude to the subject at some future time, and endeavor
to give such statistical facts as shall throw more
light on it"
Mr. Clingman's Speech.
The last Goldsborough Tribune say:
" We present in this number an extract from the
speech of Mr. Clingman, so much talked of and so
highly approved by the South, and many of the
best and wisest men of the North. There iit no part
of this speech but what is truthful and instructive,
but we have givcn as much space as we can well
spare for this service."
Mr. Clingman's speech has received the higheat
encomiums in all quarters of the country. It is one
of the ablest speeches ever delivered in Congress n
the question of slavery.
North-Carolina was never more ably represented
in the America Senate than she is now. Such men
as Clingman and Bragg would make their mark for
ability, discretion, and force of character in any de
liberative body io the world V-;-v.
"?APaheb's Varieties. Parker and Company are
sfllll'perfoiniing every night in the Town Hall, to
CWwdeJ houses. Their run of patronage, the te
sdU of genuine merit is cxtraordinay in this com
munity. Go and see them.
i - For the Standard.
FROM OUR OCCASIONAL WASHINGTON
Washington, Feb.' 20, 18t0.
Doings and Sayings in Congress " the sweetness of
Adversity" Mazeppa Forney Gait its of the
Metropolis Sec. Thompson's Grand Party
North-Carolina Diamonds Glittering Douglas,
Senators Bragg and Clingman Singular course
of Xorth-Carolina as contrasted with her sister
States towards her sons Literary .Clubs of the
Metropolis Statue of Washington.
The list three or- four days have been in legal
parlance,' dies twn in legislation, as the Senate ad
journed over from Thursday and the House from
Friday till to-day. It seems to be a foregone con
clusion, that the franking privilege, so liberally
used, and sometimes so outrageously abused, is to
go overboard The Senate with great unanimity
have passed a bill abolishing it;- and on a test voto
in the House it is ascertained that this abuse will
be discontinued. It will be a great relief to the
members themselves, as well as ridding the Post
office Department of an incubus that now weighs
down its vitality and usefulness. In the earlier
and purer days of the republic the idea was
that the Postollice Department should be sel!'-us-iiining.
This was General Jackson's determina
tion but now it requires millions to carry on the
IJcparluient and the evil Is stiil increasing.- This
is itot so in other governments. The Queen of Eng
land has to pay her penny for every letter her royal
hand pens, and has no more privilege in this regard
than her humblest subject You have seen and
commented upon the Committees of the House as
organized by Mr. Speaker Pennington. He has out
sheared Sherman, and the country may expect par
tizan and exaggerated reports on every question
presented to operate as ammunition for the black
Republican forces in the 'coming campaign. The
unscrupulous proscription of old and tried officers
of the House caused many desolate homes and desti
tute dependants, and isa slight premonitory symptom
of what the country may see, should the election of
President terminate in their favor. All the ap
pointments made, nearly every one, are from North
ern and the non-slnveholding States. Mr. Mazeppa
Forney in 1852, when elected Clerk, put to the
knife nearly every unfortunate Whig. lie now
turns out every Democrat His arrogance and im
pudence, in a recent speech to his allies, has excited
the indignation of every decent man in the country.
It is a sad evidence of the decline of morals, when
a mere servant of the servants of the people, can
stand up in the public places and denounce the ven
erable head of the nation, as a dishonest and faith
less man. Will not Mr. Clarke, of Missouri, or
some gentleman in the House, move a resolution of
inquiry, if the speech of Forney is correctly report
ed and if so, to expel him from the place he so un
worthily fills ? The country would approve and
applaud it for however depraved the partizan cal
umniator may be, the nation has too icuch respect
for the divine injunction "to honor our 'rulers" to
tolerate such mendacity, insolence and billin"Sitc
The election for Printer of the House will be ter
minated probably to-day. This is only another
proof, that where plunder is at stake, the'bl.ick Re
publicans re at sword's points, and q-iarrel among
themselves. With the same majorities that elected
Speaker. Clerk. Postmaster and Doorkeeper, their
candidate for Printer (Defrees) cannot defeat the
Democratic candidate, tGlosshrener;) the reason is
obvious; each wing of their party want the lion's
share of tho rich spoils that await the public
But canemnt paulo majoreht us strike more
agreeable and higher subjects. In two months,
"two little months," as Hamlet would express it
the Democratic party will meet in convention, to
select a candidate for the Presidency. Never in the
history of the nation has so imp'nrtant an event
been so near its crisis, and the public mind so little
ruW, ando nnihv d:veriHd, on. so important
an -occasion. The President General Lane, Judge
Douglas Breckenridge, Guthrie, and -many other
Richuionds are in the field. It is reduced to a cer
tainty, from counting the delegates already chosen,
that as they now stand. Douglas has 10!); Guthrie
12; Andrew Johnson 12; Jefferson Davis 16; Cobb
10; and Lane 3. The whole vote of the electoral
College being 30(5, it will require for two-thirds 204
to select a nominee. Conjecture is all that can be
now used and experience goes to prove, both in the
nominations of the conventions that selected Mr.
Polk and General Pierce, that " the race is not to
the swift nor tho batMe to the strong," in the nom
inating bodies; the name.-most prominent draws
u;k)1 it the combined opposition of all the others ;
and some "outsider" whose nime has not been
can'tssed. tikes the track and wins tho nice.
Doiglis' friends are very confident; while the op
potion to him is fierce and powerful. 1 think one
thin is very demonstrable. If Douglas does not
get Jie nomination be can control that event He
can ke the Warwick, if he cannot the King. He
! ill fcf course favor none who aid to break him
dowt. He will then, in the event of K.;,),
to ciicentrate force sufficient to nominate himself.
lt fa-some Southern man perhaps jov. rttzpav
lick, or Stevens, of Georgia.
Prudence and the cx-
a.,.He of a. ponticans wu, -
... t.- Ml J! A. kA f,VI1tV Ai
reaing a tfiint estate, tan uiireu .
is lei? and son found after bitter experience, that
iinirities were most unpleasant positions for a pol-
iiu.ttn Ynnr naner takes the proper view, to po
for the nominee. The fight next fall will be a fair
and Square one, between Seward Hates. Cameron or
Rome of the black Republican crew, and the nomi
nee of the Charleston Convention. Who can hesi
tate which side to take?
'(ireat preparations are making to inaugurate the
statue of Washington on the day after to-morrow,
hk birth-day. Mr. Bocock, of Virginia, will make
the speech, and the ceremonies, under direction of
a j.int committee of Congress, will be magnificent
a II 'business will be suspended. This work will
add greatly to the reputation of the artist, Clark
Millp. His statue of Jackson is the admiration of
the age. His Washington, hd thinks, will surpass
eveii the Jackson. I have seen it and it is a splen
did and beautiful embodiment of the form and fca
tiirt of the Father of his Country.
'Bat the roost talked of event of the week, has
bear the splendid party of Mr. Secretary Thompson
whi h came ofTon Friday evening last Under the
atsjiccsof one of your kind delegation I accepted
fn.vitation, and such an array of style, elegance
beauty has rarely been witnessed even in this
and fashionable metropolis. Carriages were
wn up along the whole line of the street, and af
fet getting in the house, ns we attempted to ascend
the stair way to deposit our cloaks and hats, we
wtre delayed for some time by the passing of the
f.ar ones, whose long white robes of silks, satins,
muslins, and laces, like the sweet dreams of the pa
triarch transported as into another and more bliss
ful region, and the stairs seemed indeed like Jacob's
ladder, "full of ascendine and descending nngels."
The Secretary with his genial North-Carolina looks,
gave us a North-Carolina welcome ; and his fair la
dy sparkling with diamonds and jewels, which in
vain tried to rival her bright and brilliant counten
ance, was the "observed by all observers." Sup
ported on either side by her charming neices, I was
reminded of the enchanting description of Fenelon
of the goddess Calypso and her nymphs. ,
Your State had fair representatives too, from tho
neighborhood of Warrenton. . Like Lida's swans,
they moved ip life, loveliness and beauty, with trains
of admiring beaux viewing them as "some bright
peculiar star," of heaven, and witn as loriorn nnpes.
to win them. Your Senator, Gov. Bragg, with his
amiable lady, was seen with his good humored face,
and burly form, mixing in the crowd while your
bachelor Senator, seemed making his survey of
the enchanting beauties around him, with the non
eJWance of a philosopher. His friends think that
he Is so wedded to politics that he has no taste for
other matters like Angelo of painting who, when
asked why he did not marry, replied that his pro
fession "was so jealous a temper, that she would
not allow hitn to co irt any body else. The mem
ber t orn the Edenton District was also seen gannj?
on th gay and festive scene, while the good I humor
ed -hush of the Newbero member was joined by the
Hcbes around him, who seemed very willing to say
yes if it pleascd,bui at a prori.udge-flngv.
U tad iwiGJVtre'al tLere niuta the grave
with the agreeable. 'It was. a scene long to be re
membered and never excelled-in the recollection of
that often referred to personage, "the oldest inhabi-
l did not notice any other member of your dele
gation, at the pleasant and gorgeous party. But be
tore leaving this point I must bring to your notice
what has been so often the subject of remark, .the
indifference that North-Carolina herseir shows to
wards the fame and name of her distinguished men.
A spirit of rivalry, if not to say detraction, destruc
tive of every good principle and fatal to success
seems to prcvade the course of many towards her
distinguished men. If one of her leading men makes
a successful start in the career of usefulness, and
which if properly sustained, would lead to renown ;
he is carped at and decried ; his efforts derided, and his
course if not opposed has no u;iporters from his
own people. How different is the course of our sis
ter States on either side. Let a young man spring
up in either Virginia or South-Carolina, the people,
the press and admiring friends cheer his career, laud
his efforts, and vie with each other in sustaining
and cherishing him. You have men as able, clear
headed, patriotic and pure in your State as any
other.State then cheer them, cherish them, promote
them, and they will promote you. .
Washington Feb. 21, I860.
Senate. On Mr. Iverson's motion, a resolution
was adopted scttiur. apart every Fridav after the
present week for the consideratjon of private bills.
iur. oejvaru introduced a .bill for the admission of
Kansas into the Union, on which he will speak next
Vt cUnesday. Mr. Brown reported bill uthorizin"
the corporation of Washington td issue $200,000 in
stock for: the building of the Centre Market House,
which was passed On motion of Mr. Nicholson, a
resolution was adopted instructing the naval com
mittee to inquire into the expediency of having all
commissions of Captains and Lieutenants in the re
venue service, 'confirmed by the Senate, also their
compensation increased. On motion of Mr. Mason,
a resolution was adopted for tho arrest of Thaddeus
Hyatt of New York, who refuses to obey the sum
mons or the Harper's Ferry Investigating Commit-K?"-
i-r' ann submitted a resolution of inquiry,
which lies over, as to the propriety of granting to
California all the right of the United States in the
New Almada quicksilver mines the proceeds to be
applied to the construction of the Pacific Railroad.
A bill for supplying the States with arms, was made
the special order lor Thursday. The Senate then
went into executive session," and adjourned till
House. Mr. Smith of North-Carolina, defended
his political position. He said he never was a Know
Nothmg, but had always been a Whig.
The special committee on seats proposed to ad
journ Friday to the 5th of March, to allow the
changing back of the old seats. The House decided
m.reSre the ld seats' but 'Mused to Nlj'Hirn over.
I he election of printer was postponed till Thursday,
lhe House then went into committee of the whole
on the message. The debate was unimportant Mr.
Lamar made an eloquent speech, defining the posi
tion and condition of tho South. Mr. H. Winter
Davis made a speech. He bitterly ridiculed the
Legislature of Maryland, and said his vote for Mr.
Pennington was approved by all those whose opin
ion he respected. He knew .Mr. Pennington was in
Javor of the fugitive slave law. His speech abounded
with invective. Both Houses adjourned till Thurs
day. The delegates elect to the Charleston Convention
are unpledged to any man, and go utiinstructed as
to the preferences of the democracy of this State.
Indeed, it is 'safe to affirm that the party in this
State has no especial preference to express. Who
ever will best secure the triumph of the national
democracy will have their votes and whoever is
nominated at Charleston will have ours, and that of
the entire democracy of Connecticut. The telegraph
ic despatch to the New York papers, therefore, which
claims that " eleven out of the twelve are for Dou
glas," is false. They were elected for their suppos
ed good sense and judgment, and could' not have
been elected at all had such a question been raised
in th? oo:ivOion. Atj Haven Conn.) Register.
We have received additional information, from
private and reliable sources, confirming the correct
ness of the above statement, which is also repeated
by the Hartford " Times." The point niaj, there
fore, be considered as being fully set at rest.
Mr. Wilky's Report. We present in another
column an Extract from the 7th report of the State
Superintendent of Common Schools the Rev. C. II.
The extract we have chosen is clearly indicative
of the workings of the mind and heart of an intelli-
i gent and gifted Christian patriot; and as such coin-
menus itseii to the attention ot every reader.
The Standard informs us that the whole of this
Rejiort will soon be published, and we believe that
a large portion of our citizens will look for it with
much interest; if it be in keeping with that already
shown, it is sure to be met with approbatory applause.-
Halifax. Feb. 22. The stcamshin Eurona ar-
nveu uub - - -o -r . . r
t . v.lv lft f'nttori-
sales for tho week
uev. ... - --
I f I..liu3
j m- tcndcncv. but closed quiet,
The marfcet lor me wceiv u;uw -
u.-, o -,- . . girooo
nd generally ?&J$ m bl,'
hales, including -i .M0 A?" Tv llo
rpu' f..n.iwtnr rpnnrt is favorable.
Breadstuffs firm. Com advancing tendency.
No miscellaneous news received.
REPORTED BT LOXDOM BUVAS. CUIMUSMHC MERCHANTS,
Xo. 52 India Street Boston,
February 19, lSfio.
Xo l.2.'S; N.. 2. l 7yi. Tar, .Norfolk, S40, V. U
VrtiVlTfO APPLES, peeled 7c.
PEACHES 16c. BEESWAX &7f cents.
HANK OF THE STATE OF N. ,C.
A DIVIDEND OF CAPITAL OF TIPESTY-FIVE
per cent, was declared tb'm day, parable mi the first
Moiidav of April next, at the Bank .of North Carolina m
thiaCily, and at the Branches of said Bank. CeritOcates
of Stock must be prcseniea. &
Raleigh, Feb. 24, 18C0. 16-td
THE UNDERSIOXED. AS ADMINISTRATOR OF
William Powell, deceased, will oh Wednesday, the
14th dav of Marct . l-,at the late residence, expose to
public aale all the ,erishal propsrtv beli n nnK to said
estate, consisting in part of Ilor, Cattle. H .g. Sheep,
Corn. Fodder, (Mis, Farming Tools. Carnajre Wap.ns.
Cotton, Bacon. Lard, Household and Kitchen turmlure;
also, the Land, containing 735 acre. ;
Term A credit of niue months will-be jpveo. the pur
chaser Kivinjj bond with approved """i (TZ?Tr'
in the property. CA&W LLL row tub.
February v-5, IS60. '6-,(l
BELLEMONT FOR SALE.
THIS DESIRABLE AND MUCH ADMIRED RESI
dence, one mile nonh of the twn of Pitisboro . X.
V. is now offered for aide on acc-immodatin) terms. T!
land is well addled to the culture of Corn, Wheat, Oats
and Tobacco. There is also on the premises a fine Orchard
of carefully electjd fruita Nowhere in North-Carolina
cao there be fund a more pleasant luminer retreat than
this. The scenery is surpassingly beautiful with one or
the finest landscape views east of the mountains.
r3f For particular address
V M.J.RAMSAY. Pittsboro.
Or DR. J. W. FACE, IUIeiph.
February 24. isr.0. 3-wtf
HOUSES AND LOTS FOR SALE.
ON' MONDAY THE 2ND OF APRIL 16", THE
Hones and Lots, known in the plan of the City r
RuleiRh aa liots Nos. 16, 17, J2. and 3. will oe sold at pub
l.c Auction on the premises, at 12 n'elock.
Tr.KMS Credit of twelve mouths, purchaser pving bona
with approved security, be-inna interest from date.
" ' fiTiiiltTVH Pi Ml I. Iluardian. .
1- Ecb 21. 180. " " 15 tdpd. '
COTTOX -Sales of 2.0-K) bales Mid. Oood
KOtlTH. CORN'-Yellow 66.; White 8oSbc.
TOW NV H ALL.
. Raluge; n. c. . .
.. afoRSiNO rjERFohMAxcE.
PABKEE FAMILY AD C0MPAHY
Wili' (;lXKA ttvflEE O SATURDAY. sth
tTlILIltE.V,ar' "coi'mu,!,4ii"n "f LAlMfcS.and
"'" o)H-n at II O'clock.
vC ,';rf"rn,alce to commence it 15 O'clock
X b. T! inmaic of the Dfr A Dumb and Blind Insti
tuliun wHIatteqd br speci.il iitutiun..
lebruai-T isi;o. . , K It.
TUE CXDEKSICXEI) WILL SELL OX ACC0MM0
dating terms two of the inoaf eligible buildinjr LU
r..r Iluainnn II.mwj.in the Litr. Thej front fortr-twu feet
on F.vKicn.'ie Htrwt. running buck to Wilmington Street
r ,be SlL'urt Lot auiniog the residence
of f. K. i-eutreM.
' ' . M. A.
W. C. Six Pet Crtit. State Dotids.-
TEE.tSl'HT Okpaktoknt. ?f . C. . t
February 22, lam), f
for certain numosiis."
These bonds a.e sold t pay offa debt of the State which
is about maturing.
The above Bond will be issued in um of 1 1,000. 1500,
"?alm ?i!ch' " 8uit pu-rchaseis. bearing (hile'l st Jn'
nary, 1,' with (-.unons attached, parable mihnuallr.
I"" and faiio ten rears.
The principal and interest trill ha rAt.htn.ii
the Republic, in the City of New York, nuless .ufliere tho
perry prefers lhave them payable at the Treasury of the
State. Ttiese bemrf, are not mh, trnxSlua for aar
.Suceeiwfiil bidders upon beitijr informed "of the accept
ance f t.ieir bids, can deposit the amount of their bids to
the credit of the undersigned, n the Bank aforesaid, or iu
the Bank of the State or Bank of Cape Fear; HaleiKh.
.Panic bidding will please address tbeir letters endorsed
"Proposals for X.C. htocks" to the undeisigued at Ra
Ieeh, N. C. - -
The riyht of accepting such bids, in whole or in part, as
mtu Jme-,. I"08' dri""Kia to the State, is reserved.
The bids will he opened in the presence of the Governor,
Secretarv, and Comptroller of State, aid the President of
the Bank of the State.
1. W. COURTS, Pub.Treas.
JOIIX W. WIGGINS,
agent roa Tne SALfc or
Patton's Ainmoniated Phosphntic Guano in
Virginia and, North-C'aroliua.
1C7 ..Syc0HB Strket, Petkrsb: ro,. Va.
THIS HIGHLY C()X(.E.NT!t.TEI COMPOUND OP
the prea' agents in the jtiwlh of plants, Amiiuma "
and the " Phosphates." is fl'ered lo the Farmers and Plant
en of the United Stale's, aslwinjf better adapted to-tbe reno
vation of the worn-out lands of the Atlantic States, than
any concentrated ManitFe erer . offered to the public. lu
stead of tiiiiiil.itinz the soil to extraordinarv effort, and
consequent further exhaustion, it smml ies in iMnrpr nnln.
I tities than any other Manure, the real want of the anil; vii:
me i HU!ruATES. and thus does a permanent good. It con
tains 2" per cent, more Bone Phosphste than ground bones
theiuselves, and is rendered soluble bv the act n ot Acids.
Z4f All that is naked for it is a fair trial, side by aide,
with anything now in the market
Price, Jl5 per ton. Put up iu carksand sent toall parts
if the country, on receipt of the money, or approved city
Also Agent for all other Fertilizers.
February 2", lsoo. Is lm
IOR SAI.E.--2V0' WORTH OF X. C. STATE
CoiiHin Bonds, luterest parable January and July
in Xew-Yotk. II. JOXES.
February 2, lrt't. 16 It
CTATK OF NORTH-CAROLINA. -PITT
COUNTY. Court ot Pleis and Uiarter S.rsions, Feb
ruary Term. !. Blount Nobles and B. ( Albritton vs.
Charles L. Hcrudou and wile Manha J. potitiuu for divi
sions of lands.
In Ihis case it appearing to the ttitisf.iclion of the Court
that the defendants, Charles b. Hennijii and wife Martha,
J. are non-residents of this Stale- It is ordered thai pub
lication be marie in the North-Carolina Stund-trd for six
successive wt ek, fur said non-residents to u.iear at Ida
aext Term of this Court, to be held for lhe county of Pitt,
at the Counhou.se in Greenville, ou the tiol Monday of
May next, then and there to plead, answer or (lemur, or
this notice will be taken ptj cjuchu, and said petition
Witness, H. Sl'ieppard. Clerk of our said Court at Oflic
in Greenville, -the lirst Mouiiav of Februaty, A. I)., 1hi.o..
U. SUEPPAlil. C. C, C.
- Tab. IB, ISSc). Pr. eAr. tH.j
bTu g ii ' s
BAW BONE SUPER-PHOSPHATE OF LIKE,
Manufactured from Unburned Roues I
BAUGH & SONS'
Wholesale Office and Store 20 S. Wharves, be.
tweeu .tlarkct'and Chestnut Streets,
SX the 'preparation of this Valuable Mannte, BOXES
ARE USED IX THEIR RAW STATE ONLY. They
have never been boiled oa calci.vkd. They are taken as
namre has made them, crushed with powerful Machinery,
and subjected to a process, by which, while nil the virtue
of the Uone is retained, a Fertilizer is procured, furnishing
in -i concentrated and solcrle form the two indispensa
ble ingredients for the prowth of Plants and enriching the
soil, viz: J'Ampioric icW and Aimiiuhia. These two in
gredients bv the ne of "IMUGH'S RAW HuXK SU
PERPHOSPHATE," are given to the soil in all their orifv
tin, stmi'itk and parity. These assimilate at once with
the soil, I uroish aii the needful Ammonia for the .owin
ciop. g;ivinj; it ample luxuriance, and leave the land per
manently benefitted so that its presence can be traced fur
.-? V e recommend farmers to purchase of our Agents
UAUGH A SON'S,
Farming Utensils, and fertilizers, Raleigh, N. C.
Febiuary 21. fiO. J w.
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February 24. lS-'.O.
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IMPORTANT SALE OF LAND & SLATES,
AND OTHER PERSONAL. l-Kurtni i
r sw it T"sm Til IIP FTr.-
9 cited by NATHAN GARDNER. I .hall, on the Mh
"of March. IS'. t Wwellinr H.r
thesaid G-rdm-r, proceed tose.l.tl lhe BEALand. PhK-
SO VAT ESTATE conveyed to me iu sa.d Deed, gating
of the Home .met containing about rw hundred and J .
rres. on which is a vauaoi naw-.ni". -
.ndXaGrist-MiU nearly completed; one ot,r tract
containing three and threc-lonnns acres, .
called lhe Gnzzard tract, containing fifty-f.
one other tract
. . i umj morA
or less; al
and a half.
more or less; aiso, "". -- ----
horse, stock t came ana nogs, uuuku ...
niture. and other articles. .
12 than a ro le from the said premises are situate ralu- -abiel.neral
Springs, pronounced bv the Stat. Geuiogut
to possess senary tro,,erties of the highest er.
Tkrxs: i mouths credit, bond atd Jpwd security to M.
The above Mills are surrounded by a grtat deal of t
lone-leaf vellow pine, and anypern W!'liT
can examine the premi.s beroie or a. " "'J
.Situaled west of South from lX- CPe
mites westku the road leading to tTr.r r
FearT - "'
February U, 18C0.
!EALED PROPOSALS WILL HE RECEIVED
ar this oflira until lo o'etock. A. M, Wth March
v ; V!r ,,e s",e ,he hiKhest bfdder, of .0.ihmi of
Aorih-Carolina Stale Bonds, issued under - AT: Act author
iziiib the Public Treasurer to xpll lii.nn. .. t-.