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THE NORTH CAROLINA STANDARD: SATURDAY, AUGUST , 17. s 1861.
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Acknowledgement. VYni. M'gh, Sheriff of
AVake County, takes great pleasure in acknowledg
iiv the receipt of six Blankets from Mrs. Wilson Y.
Whitaker, of Wake, for the soldiers, in response to
tha Governor's appeal.
Confederate Congress. This body ha resolved
to adjourn on the ISRh of August, and tc re-assemble
on the third Monday in November.
The Legislature of this State, which re assembled
here on Thursday last in extra session, will, among
other things lay off the State into ten districts for
members of the Confederate Congress. It is to be
hoped that this work will be fairly and impartially
done ; that no mere partizan advantages will be
sought, but that contiguity of Counties, and simi
larity of interests, and compactness of districts will
alone be regarded
It is probable that the Legislature will declare the
Congressional districts to be also Electoral districts,
and provide for two Electors for the State at large.
The provisional government of the Confederate
States will expire in February next The people of
the States will vote in November next for members
of Congress and for President and Vice President
for the permanent government
The Legislature will also pass upon such claims
as tuay be laid before it by the Board of Claims, now
in session in this City.
The Legislature will no doubt also feel It to be its
duty to revise and amend the militia law, and insti
tute such reforms in the volunteer service and its
management as may be deemed necessary.
The action of the Convention in transferring our
troops to the Confederate government, was certain
Iv not intended to interfere with any future legisla
tion by the Legislature, deemed necessary for tho
complete defence of the State and of our sea-coast.
We therefore hope, the Legislature will discounted
ance all attempts which may be made to adjourn the
body, before it has done all that is important to be
done in this regard.
The Convention having very properly amended
the Constitution su as to provide that slaves shall
be taxed, like land and other property, according to
value, it will be the duty of the Legislature to im
pose this tax, so as to have owners of slaves " give
in"1 such property in July nest, according to value.
Nor is it a matter of small importance that that
body should institute an inquiry as to the causes,
why the laws passed by it at its previous sessions,
have not been published and distributed.
Will this Legislature, in extra session, elect Sena
tors for six years from and after February nextf
In connection with this subject, we would respect
fully call the attention of members to that clause of
the Confederate Constitution providing for the elec
tion of Senators.
We trust that the present session may prove a
harmonious one, and that the acts and resolves may
be such as will promote the best interests of the
Speaker op the Senate and Governor. Tt will
be seen, by reference to the Senate proceedings of
Thursday, that that body, on motion of Col. Drown,
laid on the table some resolutions introduced by Mr.
Turner, proposing an inquiry into the propriety of
electing a Governor by the Legislature. This action
of the Senate settles the question ; and Gov. Clark
is, therefore, acting Governor, or is exercising the
powers of Governor, by virtue of his office as Speak
er of the Senate. Gov. Clark himself, who called
the Senate to order, and who presided a portion of
the time on Thursday, took occasion to announce
his views on the subject ; in which views the Senate
acquiesced as correct, by its action above referred
to. This action is in accordance with all the prece
dents on the subject in the history of the State.
Gov. Clark will no doubt, however, find it exceed
ingly inconvenient to preside over the Senate and at
the same time perform the duties of Governor. The
probability is, therefore, that he will designate some
Senator to preside, or that the Senate itself will elect
a Speaker pro tern.
The difficulty encountered in construing the Con
stitution on this point, would of itself suggest as a
desirable measure, the alteration of the Constitution
so as to provide for a Lieutenant Governor, to be
elected by the people. "We trust that the Conven
tion, when it re-assembles in November next, will
make such provision as will remove all doubt on the
The committee appointed to wait upon Gov. Clark,
announced that his message would be communicated
to the two houses to-day (Friday) at twelve o'clock.
As we went to press before that hour, we could
not publish it in our issue of to-day, but it will ap
pear in our next.
Lt. Col. J. M. Leach. The statement of the
commissioned officers of the 11th regiment of N. C.
A olunteers, dated Camp Rhett, near Man&ssa, Au
gust 10th, 1861, bearing testimony to the gallant
conduct of Lieut CoL Leach in the battles of the
18th and 21st July, has been received, and shall ap
pear in our next We felt confident that great in
justice had been done, by rumor, to Col. Leach ; and
we are glad to find that he is so fully and thorough
ly vindicated by his compatriots in arms.
Soctherx Books. In compliance with a request,
we give p'ace to-day to the lenghthy, but important
address of the late Convention of educators and oth
ers interested in the cause, recently held in this City.
We hope the address will be carefully read and its
important suggestions acted upon. We must have
texi-hooU for our schools and colleges, prepared by
Southern men and issued Jrom Southern presses.
Correction. Rumor 6ome days ago stated that
Hon. W. N. II. Smith, of this State, had gone to
New York and been arrested. Another rumor fixed
it upon Hon. R. II. Smith, of Alabama. The truth
i, it was neither, but a Mr. Smith, son of Gov.
Smith, of Va., who was on his way from California.
"The impression is being made in the minds of
some, that all law is suspended. The result is now
drunken villians assail quiet and respectable citiiens,'
and do other deeds against the peace and dignity of
the State, With regard to such characters, let the
gd citizens see that justice is meted out to tho
fullest extent of the law, that they may bo convin
ced that law dot yet exitt.
The common remark that there is now no law,
should not be made, as it has a bad influence on
those who only keep the peace because they fear the
We fear that the case is far worse than that sta
ted above, by our friends of the Ilendersonville
Times. There is a class of ruen and politicians in
this State, at present, who are exclaiming at the top
of their voices, " we are in the midst of a revolu
tion,'' "a crisis has arrived," "it must be done,
law or no law," who seem to design by these catch
phrases, to create an impression upon the popular
mind, that the existence of war between the South
and North has put an end not only to all laws, but j
to constitutions and governments, which come in .
conflict with an excited popular will, the public ne
cessities, or the will of the military. If the fevered
brains of hot-heads are convinced that this or that
should be done, to avert or correct an evil, it will
not do in their judgment to await the slow process of
law or the exercise of the second sober thoughts of
the people, but it must be done instanter, either by
the powers of the mob, or the despotic exercise of
Duty as well as a common interest obliges every
thinking man to oppose and correct this prevalent
tendency to anarchy. In those States or communi
ties where the military authority for the public
good, necessarily overrides all other, it is proper and
right that the people should submit for the time being,
to that authority. The common safety demands this
submission. But in the Southern States, this effect
of the revolution" is confined only to those locali
ties where large armies are concentrated. The much
talked of "revolution" in fact, only affects'or should
affect our former national relations. All the
Confederate States, not only have maintained thcii
State sovereignties and authority intact, but are now
living under a wholesome and well-administered
National government, provisional only, it is true, .
for the present, but a government of adequate pow
ers to preserve us from anarchy and lawlessness.
The South therefore, in herself, is not in "a state
of revolution." She is ar.d has only been so in re-
gard to the old United States, separating herself by j
such revolution from the old Union. The same
laws and constitutions and governments which she
had before the war still exist and the duty of every
good citizen is, to maintain and uphold them.
Mooke Cocxty Mousn. We call attention to the
proceedings of a meeting of the citizens of Moore
County, in to-day's paper, in relation to the pressing
necessity there is for developing the resources of the
mineral region of Deep River, and the location of a
National Foundry in that section. We hope ajnc
morial calling the attention of the Confederate Con
gress to this subject, will be generally circulated and
signed. Our delegates in Richmond will no doubt
interest themselves actively in the matter.
Coal Fields Railroad. This Road we learn, is
completed or nearly so, to within two miles of the
Egypt Coal mines in Chatham. Why it has not
been completed, is a matter of inquiry about now.
The want of funds is perhaps the only good reason.
Can they not be obtained ? "Will not the Legisla
ture give a helping hand in this matter ? lt is a
matter of the utmost importance to the mining in
terests of Deep River that it should be completed.
Many hundreds of tons of coal arc already waiting
transportation. Our Southern cities would proba
bly consume 1000 tons, if it could be obtained.
Cannot the means be obtained to complete the Road
at once ? We hope so.
Lincoln's Vill'aint. Gov. Pickens, of South
Carolina, has recently come in possession of papers
and facts, which he has published, which go to show
that Lincoln and his Cabinet had determined to
evacuate Fort Sumpter, and had signed the order.
That on the next day the order was cancelled and
the Fort left to the alternative of risking the possi
bility of being re inforced and provisioned, or of be
ing destroyed, with those placed there for its defence.
Tlmelt Suggestion. The Charlotte Democrat
very properly calls attention to the claims of those
who have been carrying the mails without receiving
pay. They have done so confiding in the Southern
public, and justice demands that they should be
paid. The Democrat says:
" Cannot our members of Congress have some
thing done for the mail carriers in this State ? Many
of them are poor men, and they have been carrying
the mails (or six and ten months without receiving
a cent of pay. There is general complaint about the
matter, and unless they receive some part of their
pay, many will discontinue carrying the mail."
Coal. We are indebted to our old friend Silas
Burns, Esq., for a large lump of Coal just from the
Deep River mines. It is an excellent article, and
leads us to repeat our inquiry, can no one devise a
plan by which Raleigh can be furnished with coal
this winter, at 8 or $10 per ton ?
TnE Utley Gun. A model of this gun, invented
by Mr. Gray Utley, a citizen of this State, may be
seen at Mr. Burch's Hotel. We learn that this gun
has received the approval and commendation of many
gentlemen who are superior judges of such things.
It seems to us to be capable of being fired with great
rapidity, and of throwing a ball a very long dis
tance. We trust the ingenious inventor may suc
ceed in his efforts to have it introduced iuto the
Confederate service. Go and see it
Ladies of NorthCarolina.
We are glad to see that Gov. Clark has issued the
following circular to the Sheriffs of the State. We
have no doubt the ladies will respond warmly and
promptly to the call. Already they are responding,
as will be seen in another column:
To the Sheriffs of the several Counties of North
It is deemed not only desirable but an imperative
duty that early measures be taken to accumulate a
supply of winter clothing for the North-Carolina
troops now in the field. The scarcity of material
for sale in this State, and the uncertainty of procur
ing supplies from abroad, force us to rely on our
It is thought that every family can spare one or
more blankets without personal inconvenience, or a
pair of woolen socks, and it is believed that for such
a purpose a call would be responded to with alacrity.
It has therefore been concluded that an appeal
for this purpose be made to the great body of the
people, and with that view I have to request the
sheriffs of the several counties to act as agents of the
State, to solicit a contribution of this kind.
To this end they are requested to circulate this
notice, and employ agents in every district of their
county to further the matter.
All contributions of this kind may be boxed and
forwarded to the nearest Railroad i)epot and due
information thereof sent to the Governor.
Tho Sheriffs are further requested to furnish to
the Governor a list of the donors.
The transportation of these donations will be at
the expense of the State and the bill for such ser
vice should be duly forwarded for payment
HENRY T. CLARK,
Governor of North-Carolina.
The accounts we receive, are so contradictory, we
are in doubt what to give our readers.
At Fortress Monroe, and vicinity, there is but
little stirring. The burning of Hampton seems to
be acquiesced in, and was necessary to prevent the
Yankees occupying it for winter quarters. It is
said there arc 4000 Yankees at Newport News, and
C000 aWthe Fort Gen. Magruder's scouts are on
the alert, and it is rumored that a number of the
enemy have been missing recently. Sharp times
seem to be looked for in that section by some,
We have no news from the army of the Potomac.
Prince Napoleon visited the battle-field, returned to
Washington, and since to New York.
The news from Western Virginia, a day or two
ago, was cheering, but it had not been confirmed at
this present writing. It is said that Gen. Lee had
attacked Gen. Roscncrantz and beaten him. It was
also rumored that Gen. Loring was killed. It is
likely there has been some skirmishing.
In Missouri we have no doubt the Confederate
cause is gaining ground. The ruraqr that McCulloch
had whipped Lyon has some probability. St Louis
is evidently alarmed at the tidings from Springfield.
Large forces from Tennessee are marching to the aid
of Missouri. Gov. Jackson has declared Missouri
independent of the United States, and absolved from
the old Union.
A friend of ours received a despatch from Peters
burg, on Thursday, stating, "Gens. Lyon and
Seigle's forces arc routed in Missouri Gen. Lyon
The Yankees have attempted to bombard Galves
ton, Texas, but our batteries drove them off.
It is said that the Confederate steamer, Sumter,
had attacked and sunk tho war steamers Crusader,
Mohawk and Wyandotte, and taken among the pris
oners, Capt Craven.
The M.litiA Law.
The recent call of Gov. Clark upon the field offi
cers of the Militia, and where there are none, upon
the Sheriffs of the several Counties, to summon all
the free white males of the State, from 18 to 45
years of age, to enrol their names for Militia duty,
renders it absolutely necessary that the Militia law
under which he is acting should be made public
So far as we know, the Acts of the last Legislature
are still unpublished. Would it not bo better,
therefore, to have the act published forthwith in the
papers of the State T
The Charlotte Democrat asks, " Is there any
Militia law in existence in this State?" and inti
mates that the militia law passed at the regular
session of the Legislature, was repealed by the vol
unteer bill of the extra session. Tho Democrat is
certainly mistaken in this. The Legislature at its
regular session passed a militia law which was con
sidered imperfect At the extra session an attempt
was made to perfect it, and perhaps it passed the
House, but it did not pass the Senate. The volun
teer bill passed did not, however, repeal the militia
law, as we understand it
In the Convention, Mr. Yenable, chairman of the
committee on Military affairs, had a most excellent
Militia bill prepared, which ought to have been and
would have been passed, but for the intenxebj execs
sire anxiety of Mr. Biggs to adjourn the body. He
with others, considered that they had been sent to
the Convention only for one object, t. e. to take the
State out of the old Union, and put her into the new
Confederacy, and then to leave her to toddle on the
best she could ; but all these intense men took good
care to remain long enough to secure every partizan
advantage possible, to the neglect of important in
terests of the State.
Mouthing politicians and thoughtless persons kept
up a continual clamor against the Convention, urg
ing it to adjourn. In spite of the demands of many
important interests of the State w hich were jecpard
ed by an early adjournment or hasty action, they
never rested until that body adjourned. Among its
acts it provided for the meeting of the Legislature.
We expect the same course will be pursued towards
the Legislature. The Wilmington Journal in a long
but excellent article, noticing the suggestion that
there is but little for the Legislature to do, makes
the following remarks, which we endorse, and to
which we would call the attention of tho Legisla
"The Legislature in May last authorized the issue
by the treasury of an amount in small bills, none of
which have yet been issued, while in the meantime
the State is flooded by similar issues from other
States. The Legislature also made provision for the
payment of troops. There are companies that have
been in the service of the State for months, and are
now in the service of the Confederacy in Virginia
and have yet to see the first cent of pay. The au
thorities at Raleigh refer them to the Confederacy.
The officers of the Confederacy say that they have
nothing to do with fulfilling the separate contracts
ol North-Carolina. Meanwhile how fare the troops ?
We know of companies who served under the rail
of the Governor, affirmed by the action of the Leg
islature, for months at the forts and elsewhere, and
who are now in Virginia either as Volunteer or State
Troops, who are exactly in this position. These
worthy citizens must no longer be bandied about on
the circumlocution principle. The people demand
that this thing should be seen to, and no bungling
evasion will do. If Mr. Treasurer Courts cannot
sign treasury notes, let the Legislature provide an
Assistant or Assistants, as the Confederate Congress
has done by law for its signing officer. If tho pay
master cannot audit and attend to the claims of these
suffering men, then let him too be enabled to have
it done. In fuctlet the impediment or impediments
be removed, wherever existing. In this matter the
position of the officers is frequently even more em
barrassing than that of the men. The latter do get
rations, at least The foruier do not, their pay be
ing in lieu of all allowances, so that, getting no pay
they have had to work for nothing and find them
selves. We are speaking now of what we do know,
and we think that our coteniporary of the Democrat,
and indeed all our other colemporaries will admit
that this in more important than arranging and decid
ing upon the claims of professional office seekers
and managing politicians."
Olr Quota. The Confederate Congress has
passed a bill authorizing the President to call for
400,000 men, as he deems expedient This will
require, if the whole number be called for, about
45,000 from this State,
Troops Movixa. Several companies of Cavalry and
Infantry have arrived since our last and gone into
Camp. Southern troops also are still passing on.
Mob Law. It is said, that some of three months
New Hampshire volunteers on their return home,
attacked the office of the Democratic Standard at
Concord and destroyed it It had nobly stood up
for the Constitution and for the rights of the South.
The cowardly scamps ran at Manassas, and attacked
a defenceless honest man at home. Send them back
to get their dues. Edmund Burke was its editor.
Robert Tyler, son of Ex-President Tyler has been
appointed Register of the Treasury of the Confed
erate States, vice ClithwelL, resigned.
It is again positively asserted that Gen. Wool has
been appointed to the command at Fortress Monroe.
New Hanover. This County has raised nearly
two regiments for the war. So says the Wilming
. Latest News. ...
Great victory in Missouri The Federalists rou
ted St. Louis' under Martial Lav.
The truth is at last unwillingly forced from the -Yankees.
From Federal sources dispatches have
been received, admitting a rout and defeat of Gen.
Lyon's forces near Springfield.
On Saturday, the 10th inst, a warmly contesfed
battlo was fought near Springfield, Mo., between
Gen. McCulloch, commanding the Southern forces,
and Gen. Lyon the Federals. Gen. Lyon was killed
early in the battle. The enemy acknowledge their
loss to be 800 in killed and wounded. The battle
lasted 8 hours. Gen. McCulloch is reported to have
been killed, and, also, had been made a prisoner.
Both of these rumors are doubted.
Great excitement prevailed at St Louis. The
city had been declared under n artial law. Gen.
Fremont was fortifying the city.
Hon. C. J. Faulkner, Ex-Ministcr to France, who
arrived a few days ago, has been arrested and im
prisoned in Washington City. Lincoln's adminis
tration has nearly filled its cup of iniquity.
Fur the Standaid.
To the Members of the General Assembly
of the State of Xorth-Carolina :
Gentlemen : Allow me, an humble citizen of the
State, and one that has been connected with the
volunteer militia of the State for twenty years, re
spectfully ask of your honorable body to abolish the
present militia laws of the State, and pass a new law
out and out The militia law for the last six years
has been so patched up, that officers' and men are at
a loss to construe it correctly. We are at war with
a Northern fanatic, who threatens to use all the
power in his hands to subdue us, and perhaps our
militia proper, may be called on to take a hand in
tho conflict ; if so, it is highly essential that the law
governing them should be so plain as to be under
stood by all. I shall not offer suggestions to your
honorable body, composed as it is of several mil
itary men of the State, further than to say, pass a
stringent bill and make the militia parade in com
panies at least once in every month. Excuse iny
presumption, and attribute it to the interest I take
in the matter. Respectfully yours,
For the Standard.
At a meeting held in Carthage on Saturday, the
10th inst, of which Alex. Kelly was Chairman, and
A. R. McDonald and Alex. Barrett Secretaries, a
Committee consisting of the following gentlemen,
viz: Col. John Morrison, A. II. McNeill, W. T.
Jones, A. R. McDonald and Alex. Barrett reported
the following, which was unanimously adopted :
Whereas, The people of the Confederate States
have assumed a nationality, separate and distinct
from the government of the United States of Ameri
ca, in consequence of which they are besieged by a
powerful force from the government of Abraham
Lincoln, whose avowed purpose is the subjugation
of many millions of free and independent people of
the South. Interest and honor would seem to re
quire that they should, at the earliest time and in
the most perfect manner, put themselves in a com
plete state of defence for their present and future
security seeing that the age in which we live is
fruitful of international and civil wars. And being
flanked on their northern frontier by the bustling
artillery of their most deadly enemy, and on their
cast and south by open seas where armed vessels
may, and actually are, menacing their coast and har
bors; and being inadequately equipped with ships
of war for risking any serious naval engagements
with their enemy a wise economy would there
fore suggest that their arrangements should be more
extensive and perfect and that " if a given object is
to be effected, no expense is unreasonable which is
necessary to effect it in the most perfect manner.'
And whereas, it is the opinion of the best milita
ry talent in the country that one of the best modes
of effecting the foregoing, is by the establishment o
a Foundry at the expense, and under the directior
of the government, for the manufacture of arms and
other munitions of war. and every thing in its pow
er for the defence of the country, whether by land
or sea; and since we are satisfied from the explo
rations, opinions and reports of Professors Emmons.
Jackson, and Com. Wilkes, gentlemen eminently
qualified to give a correct statement of the facts con
nected with the subject, that, perhaps, no other lo
cality in the South is so well suited, in every par
ticular, for the erection of an armory and machine
shops as the Valley in the Deep river, in the State
of North Carolina;
We, therefore, a portion of the citizens of Moon,
county, in convention assembled, being anxious for
the public safety, have thought it proper and a fit
occasion to present the foregoing memorial to our
delegates in Congress, with the request that, at the
earliest opportunity, they direct tho attention of
Congress to the subject
ALEX. KELLY, Ch'n.
A. R. McDonald,) ,
Alex. Barrett, f Bec-xs-
Fur the Standard.
Elizabeth Citv, N. C, Aug. 11. 1801.
Mr. Editor : It is with a feeling of regret that 1
now chronicle the loss of one of our privateers bu
thank God. it was occasioned by the volunteer au;
of the noble crew on board, to prevent her fallin;
into the liandj of the Northern tyrant The cir
cumstances of ihe loss as related by a gentlemai.
direct from Oregon, are these: The privateer "York'"
of Norfolk, but better known as the " Pilot BouC
Privateer, (a sail-vessel) captured on Friday or Sat .
urday last two Yankee schooners one our men
burned, and on board of the other a prize crew of
four men were placed. About the time that the
Yankee crew of five men was removed on board of
the Privateer and our men had taken charge of the
prize, the Federal steamer Monticello hove in sight
and gave chase. The Pilot Boat as a matter of
course, breaste.ford the beach, thinking to make
Oregon Inlet before being overhauled by the Monti
cello; the wind not being very strong, prevented
the Privateer Irom reaching Oregon, and the Fed
eral steamer gaining on her, the only alternative
was to run the Pilot Boat in shoal-water, and aban
don her, and take to their small boats, and save
themselves, which our men did first throwing over
board their cannon, (one piece.) ammunition, &c,
and setting fire to their noble little craft The crew
ail reached the shore in safety, although the federal
steamer threw her shot thick and fast. I under
stand the above to be the main facts, though as a
matter of course, all the particulars cannot be given
except by the parties engaged. The firing could be
plainly seen from the fort at Oregon, but the steam
er was too far from it, (8 miles,) to be injured by its
guns. I could give you a great deal of information,
about our Inlets, but think discretion the better
part at this tune. Our people publish too much the
condition of our troops, forts, Ac, but one thing I
will say, that our sea-coast from Ocracoke to the
Virginia line needs Cavalry to act as coast-guards,
and as piclets to the different forts. If ever an at
tempt is made to take any of our forts on the sea
coast it will be done by catching a smooth time,
and landing troops on the beach soino distance from
I am, Mr. Editor, familiar with our coast and I
tell you that in the last month, I have seen the
ocean near the beach as smooth as our rivers are,
any where boats of any kind could land. Therefore
I think we should have Cavalry for, besides con
veying the news to the forts and giving them time
to prepare, what is so much dreaded as a well direc
ted charge of cavalry, especially on a sandy soil,
where a man cannot walk a mile without feeling
greatly fatigued. I hope our Legislature, which
meets on the 15th inst, will see to this matter.
Yours, &,c, E.
We observe that a company is being formed in
Portsmouth, Va., to be called the " Ellis Light Ar-.
The Charlotte Democrat truly remarks, "The
great benefit of Railroads to the public has been fully
demonstrated since the war began. The facilities
afforded for transporting troops and munitions of
war, baa more than repaid the cost of building the
Among the list of Southern men who are prison
ers at Washington City, we sec the name of but one
North Carolinian W. Barrow, of the sixth North'
Carolina Regiment, (Fisher's.)
Thb Late Cou Cameron. It is stated that the
near friends of the late CoL Cameron despair of ever
recovering his remains. A reward of $2,000 has
been offered tO; any person who will bring then in.
A large number of 82 pound cannon have been
transported from the Gosport Navy Yard, within
the past few days, for important points, which it is
imprudent to mention.
The Nashville Union proposes as a means of sup
plying the South with arms, that all the machine
shops in the State be set to work making Buch arms
or parts of arms as they can produce. A good idea.
The Charleston Courier proposes that the prison
ers of war of the Confederate States, be parcelled
out to each State, to be set to work, either in peni
tentiaries or other places.
In Iowa, a paper quotes potatoes at 2 cents per
bushel, wheat 80, corn 8 cents, butter 7 cents per
pound, eggs 2 cents per dozen, and cheese 6 cents
The Boston Post says : " Welles, Secretary of the
Navy, is too old and imbecile to perform his duties,
and Cameron, Secretary of War, is too slippery to
A Mr. Waterhouse, of Richmond, Va., has suc
ceeded in manufacturing felt, an article necessary
in the manufacture of paper.
Do to tie to. It is said that there is one com
pany in Col. T. R. R. Cobb's regiment, from Geor
gia, every one of whom is a teetotaler. They do
not " keep their spirits up by pouring spirits down."
If they are the right sort cf men in other respects,
as we strongly suspect they are, they will do.
Col. Ector's Georgia Regiment which passed thro'
this city a short time since, has four hundred and
fifty men in it over six feet high, a quantity of doc
tors and lawyers, and fourteen preachers.
Meetings are being held at the North, in which
the noble stand of the brave Vallandigham, of Ohio,
is fully endorsed. We shall not be surprised if the
old Democracy of the North should rally, and
placing Vallandigham at their head, put down Lin
coln and his party.
In Hinds county, Mississippi, lfi,096 bales of Cot
ton have been subscribed to the Confederate loan.
The new Sultan has inaugurated for Turkey a
most wonaeriul relorm, having abolished the harem
completely, he having had only one wife, as in
The Louisville " f?rir" save that tvrn murrhnnrs
of that city have received orders from Europe to
purcnase oonas oi tne uoniedcrate States.
A regiment of Zouaves, to be commanded by Col
J. G. Anglade, who holds his commission from Presi
dent Davis, is forming in Tennessee.
Rev. Mr. Norwood, of Georgetown, D. C, has left
rns cnaree anu was at menmond recently. Mr. JN.
is a North-Carolinian, a son of the late judge Nor
wood, ana a Southern man.
A terrible accident occurred on the Central Rail
road, about 17 miles from Richmond, Va. Eight
cars mien with passengers were crushed. 1 wo com
panics of soldiers from Louisville, Ky., suffered se
verely, une man was killed and many wounded.
The Northwestern States are complaining bitterly
of the times. In Illinois the farmers are throwing
away their potatoes. No sale for them.
CA.V. f ilA f on j i n
xavu vi i uc guns ui o-pvuiiu riue rteige utiiiery
taken ai me oaiue oi Manassas cost $id,uuu.
The British fleet in the Gulf of Mexico is compos
ed of 23 vessels, carrying 442 guns and numbering
The Richmond correspondent of the Charleston
Mercury, expresses the opinion that Gen. Magruder
can take Newport News and Fortress Monroe and
that he will attempt it We doubt the latter state
Brownlow's Knoxvillo Whig has been discontin
ued. Its editor richly merits a similar fate.
Scicides. The Hillsborough Recorder gives an
account of two suicides committed in Orange coun
ty last week. Mr. George Ray, aged 50 years, put
an end to his life on the 3d inst, by shooting him
self. Capt Antonio de Martino, an Italian, who has
been residing in Hillsboro' for twelve or fourteen
years as music teacher, killed himself by taking
laudanum, on the 10th inst
Gone to Richmond. Mr. Alfred Hatch, of Ala
bama, formerly a citizen of this place, left uere yes
terday morning on his way to Richmond to make a
tender of his produce loan, amounting to the snug
pile of 400 bales of cotton, and, also, to see if Lin
coln liad deposited the fifty thousand dollars he of
fered to bet him on the result of the war ; guess he'll
not find it Old Abe was too smart to bet
Thciisdat, Aug. 15, 1861.
The Senate was called to order at 1 1 J o'clock, the
Speaker, his Excellency, Gov. Clark in the Chair.
Prayer by the Rev. J. W. Tucker.
The roll being called, the following Senators (be
ing a quorum,) answered ta their names :
Messrs. Adams, Brown, Bledsoe, Gaither, Barrin
ger, Candler, Dickson, Dockery, Dowd, Faison,
Hall, Harris of Franklin, Harris of Chatham, Hum
phrey, Lane, Outlaw, Pitchford, Ramsay, Shaw,
Simpson, Speight, Street, Stowe, Spencer, Stubbs,
Taylor of Nash, Taylor of Granville, Taylor of
Brunswick, Thomas of Jackson, Turner, Walker,
Watson, Waugh, Whedbee, Worth.
A resolution, passed by the recent Convention
abrogating a resolution passed by the General As
sembly (calling an extra session of that body, to be
held on the idlh of June last,) and postponing the
session of the Legislature until the 15lh of August,
Messrs. Peter Adams of Guilford, B. S. Gaither of
Burke, and Geo. W. Candler of Buncombe, present
ed their credentials as newly elected members, were
duly qualified and took their seats.
A message was received from tho House inform
ing the Senate of the readiness of that body to pro
ceed to business.
The Speaker announced the resignation of the
Assistant Clerk, Mr. Saunders.
The Senate agreeing to go into an election of a
successor to Mr. Sanders,
Mr. Humphrey nominated Jos. A. Engelhard, Esq.,
who was elected without opposition.
On motion of Mr. Humphrey, a message was sent
to the House informing that body of the organization
of the Senate.
Mr. Speaker Clark having made some remarks
relative to the new position he held on account of
the death of the lamented Gov. Ellis,
Mr. Turner suggested that a joint Committee be
appointed to enquire into the constitutionality ar.d
expediency of electing a Governor by the Legislature
to fill the unexpired term of Gov. Ellis.
Mr. Brown hoped that such a Committee would
not be raised. Especially did he oppose the intro
duction of a resolution which might lead to a pro
tracted debate at this time. He moved to lay the
subject upon the table.
Mr. Turner having reduced his suggestion to wri
ting, in the form of a resolution, Mr. Brown's mo
tion to lay upon the table prevailed, yeas 56, nays 41.
A message was received from the House propo
sing to raise a joint select committee, whose duty
it shall be to report a bill for the re-districting of
Also a proposition to appoint a joint committee
to wait upon his Excellency, Gov. Clark, informing
him of tho organization of the two Houses, and
that they are ready to receive communications from
him. Concurred in.
Mr. Speight, of Greene, being in the .Chair, Messrs.
Humphrey and Stubbs were appointed upon the lat
After an absence of a few moments, the commit
tee, through Mr. Humphrey, reported that the Gov
ernor would communicate with the two Houses to
morrow at 12 o'clock, M. .
Or motion of Mr. Simpson, the Senate adjourned
until to-morrow at 10 o'clock.
HOUSE 0FC0MM0NS. "
Thursday, August lotb, 1861.
The House was called to order by Mr. Speaker
Dortch, at 11-30 o'clock, A. M.
Prayer by Rev. J. M. Atkinson.
The Clerks of the House not being trment ther
Speaker appointed Mr. J. 3: Iredell, Principal, and
Mr. M. II. Pinnix, Assistant Clerk,"r tern, -' 'r
The roll was then called and the foUowinj nenw
bers answered to their names : V
Mr. Speaker, and Messrs. Albritton. Aotry. Be j
rington. Bachelor, Barrow, Blue, Bowman, Branch, , .
Bridgers, Bullock, Cannady, Carson, Clark of Cra'
ven, Clark'of Davidson, Cowles, Crawford, Davis -of
Halifax, Davis of Mecklenburg, Dickson, Donnell, ; " '
Kwell, Faison, Farrow, Ferebee, Fleming, Foy, . .
Gaither, Galloway, Gorrell, Greeni of Stanley, Ufo,
Harrineton. Harris. Hanes. HilL Howard, llorton.
Jenkins, Jordan, Kalinin, Kelly, Latham, Lilee,
Logan, Love, McMillan, Martin, Mendenball, JSerrt
mon, Miclriner, Mordecai, Padgett Patterson, Pear
son, Peebles, Perkins, Poindexter, Polk, Pope, Potts,
Russ, Shaw, Slade, Speight, Stanford, Tapscott,
Ward, Watson, Waugh, Williams of Cumberland,
Williams of Nash, Williams of Pavquotank, Wil
liamson, Wishart, Withers, Woodard, Wooten and
The following gentlemen, elected to fill vacancies
in their respective counties, were then qualified and
took their seats, viz : A. Fisher, of Jackson, Thos.
Farthing, of Watauga, H. G. Woodfin of Macon, V.
A. McBee, of Lincoln, and J. M. Gentry, of Ashe.
On motion of Mr. Batchelor, a message was sent
to the Senate, informing that body that the House
was organized and ready to proceed te business. 1
A message was received from the Senate announ
cing the organization of that branch of the General
Assembly, and the election of Mr. J. A. Engelhard
as Assistant Clerk. . .
On motion of Mr. Fercbee, a message was sent to s
the Senate proposing a joint committee to wait on ' .
the Governor and inform him of the organization. -
Mr. Hill offered a resolution that a proposition be
sent to the Senate to raise a joint committee of seven
on the part of each House, to lay off the State into
ten Congressional Districts, or any other number
according to law.
Mr. Donnell suggested that the subject should be
postponed until the Governor's message should be
Mr. Hill said his object in presenting it now, was
to get this subject before the Legislature at as early
a day as practicable, as it was one requiring much
Mr. Donnell moved to amend by proposing five
for the Senate branch of the committee, and the
amendment was adopted, and the resolution passed.
Mr. Wright rose to inquire whether it was not
proper for the members of this General Assembly,
now that the State has seceded from the old Union,
and become a member of the Southern Confederacy,
to take an oath to support the Constitution of the
The Speaker thonght it unnecessary, but the
members of future Legislatures will be required to
A message was received from the Senate concur
ring in the proposition to appoint a committee to
wait on the Governor, and naming Messrs. Hum
phrey and Stubbs as the Senate branch of the same.
Also concurring in the proposition to raise a joint
committee to re district the State.
To wait on the Governor, the Speaker appointed
Messrs. Fcrebee and Writrht on tha nart of the
Mr. Foy introduced a resolution to require tho
State Printer to furnish to each member of the Gen
eral Assembly a printed copy of all the ordinances
and resolutions of the late State Convention, and
that be be allowed the same pay therefor as for oth
er public printing.
Mr. Peebles moved to amend by inserting "prin
ter to the Convention," for " State printer," and it
j ' . j
quire," and it was accepted.
As thus amended the resolution passed its several
readings under a suspension of the rules.
Mr. Ferebee from the committee appointed to wait
Mp (gllnirflv mnvoH tn inEWt lkrnilcr fnr
on the Governor, repdrted that his Excellency will
communicate with tho two Houses to-morrow at 12
On motion of Mr. Love, the House adjourned un
til to-morrow morning 10 o'clock.
In this Citr. on the 9ud inst, by R. S. Tucker, Esq.,,
Mr. William Maasay to Miss Jane Solomon.
At Vernon, Lenoir county, on Thursday, Ao'jrnst Irt, af
ter a protracted and painful illness, and in the Win year of
her age, Mary A. E., wile of John C. WsobingloB, Em. - -
The death of this truly amiable and accoinnlixhea ladr
has tilled to overflowing, with in tensest sorrow, the hearts
f it u... A .-J r : . - i - r i: '
hi a nmau uui uciuicu ir.iuuj , auu cviibcu a icriiug ui prv
roundest regret amoug a large circleof friends and relatives.
Mrs. Washington was, in maur respect , a remarkable
woman, possessed of many noble and lovelf traits of char
acter, and was universally known and esteemed, respected
and beloved. Her intellect was of a high order, and bad
been carefully trained and cultivated. Her disposition was
amiable, her nature kind and genial, ber manners refined
and elegant In every relatiou of lite as wife, mother, sis
ter, mistress, ft iend, and neighbor, she gave remarkable
evidence of Christian consistency in her exemplary condnct
and conscientious discharge of "duty. " tier piety was fer
vent yet sober, her liberality was munificent yet discrimi
nating, ber charity was large yet not latitudinarian, ber
self-denial was rigorous yet unobtrusive.' Long will the
poor and needy miss the hana so often stretched forth for
their relief. Long will she be missed in that society of
which she was the brightest ornament, and in that familr
circle of which she was the centre around which all revolved.
City papers plense copy.
BANK OF NORTH-CAROLINA.
ASPKCIAL MEETING OF THE STOCK.
HOLDKKS of this Bank will be held on TUESDAY,
the 27th lustant, at their Banking House, in the City
By order of the Board, '
C. DEWEV, Cashier.
Raleigh, August 16, 1S61. 74 td
CIVICAND MILITARY WORK.
CUTTING DOXE AT SHORT NOTICE. MAKIXtt
and Trimming dune at short notice. We shall keep
constantly on hand the
Largest Stock of Cloths and Cassimerea for
Besides the greatest variety of BLACK, OLIVE, BRONZE.
BROWN AND DAHLIA CLOTHS: Plain and Fancr
Cassimeres for PANTS; SILK VELVETS, FANCY and
PLAIN SILKS for AESTS; together with the largest
in the State, especially selected for our own nse in miking
garments to measure.
One of the BEST CUTTERS IN THE SOUTHERN
COUNTRY employed to superintend the MERCHANT
TAILORING DEPARTMENT. The MOST SKILLFUL
WORKMEN engsged. Ac, Ac.
The CUTTER we now have IS BUT RECENTLY EN-
ft i (inn i j mnn i n m n t
uaui.1, inn is second 10 none in inci am ur uti-
TING UP HANDSOME, WELL-MADE, STYLISH GAR
ij rvTj it-. .k- i . k.
nLiiiiA vui ii it mio uibj i d j uniu uiv ucat wun
manfehip, and satisfactory fitting work of all kinds. .
O. S. BALDWIN, 1
Frop'r. Civic and Military Clotting,
and Furnishing Urns,
Wu-mikotok, N. C.
Aug. 16, 1861 , 7421
NORTH CAROLINA, INSTITUTION
DEAF AND DUMB AND THE BLIND.
THE NEXT SESSION Or THIS INSTITUTION
will commence on Monday, the Sad day of Sep
tember, and continue TEN MONTHS. Pupils should
be sent in punctually at the commencement of the session.
Having a Tall corps of Teachers i Jbe different Depart
ments, it, is to be hoped that the parents aad friends of
the Deaf and Dumb and the Blind, will send them here
to receive the benefits of sn education. Any information
as to the method of admitting papils, Ac , will be given
upon application to me, bv letter or otherwise.
WILLIE J. PALMER, Principal. .
Raleigh, August 16, U61. 74 wAswJm
THE UTLEY GUX
IS NOW AT MR. BURCH'S HOTEL, WHERE IT
will be exhibited to tbt Members of the Legislator
and citizens of Raleigh, who may desire to see this North
k is hh 74 If
ON THE THIRD INSTANT, 1 TOOK UP A STRAY
horse passing by my house, and the owner is here
by requested to come turward, prove property, pay char,
go, aod take him awav,
The said horse ia about' R or rears told, is a bay,
with a white spot in his forehead, and shod only hefore.
I think be is somewhat wind-broken, and sop" . "T
been badly used. JOHN ROSEMOND.
Wske Co, An 15, 18C1. 74 w An wit.
is a loreigner, out nas resiueu m t
years.-, li, will give the best of references " w c"c
and qualifications. Apply at this Office.
Aufg. 16, 1861. . ,1-t
AKexperienced ornameolal and vegt'sble grdener,d
sires constant employment in a private fT- ne
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