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THE NOKTH CAROLINA STAKDAED; WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 1861.
Raleigh Rifles. Few better Tolunteer companies have been re ceived by the Governor then this. It is composed of many of our substantia citizens, bravo men who will do their duty. An immense crowd gathered at the Depot on Sunday morning to witness their de partured for Garysburg, to join the 4th Regiment The parting scene was a most touching one, bring ing tears from eyes unused to weep, but the dearer their homes and loved ones are to ftem, the braver and the more determined they will be to meet and conquer the foe. Led by such men as Harrison, Rogers, Badger, Jones and Gales, these brave sol diers will do or die. The city will doubtless miss our excellent Mayor, Capt W. H. Harrison. On Friday afternoon this Company was marched to the residence of E. B. Freeman, Esq. when a beautiful flag was presented on behalf of the ladies of Raleigh by Kemp P. Battle Esq. who was re sponded to by Lieut Seaton Gales on behalf of the Company. President Davis. The President of the Confederate States of Ameri ca is now in Richmond, and glad enough are we to hear it, for we hope he will put some fire upon ter rapin Letcher's back, and propel him at a more rapid rate than he has yet moved at. It is said that Letch er is in the daily habit of " taking too much vinegar with his fish." If this is a fact, he ought to be de posed. Raleigh Register. We do not know Gov. Letcher of Virginia, nor are we cognizant of his habits, but we reg-et the above allusion. Like many other unfortunate men we wot of; he may sometimes get decently drunk. We do not know it If so, it is certainly not very be coming to emblazon it to the world. If every such man wore deposed, what would become of some other folks, besides Gov. Letcher ? But Jeff. Davis, " we hope will put some fire upon terrapin Letcher's back, and propel him at a more rapid rate than he has yet moved at" We Ire not prepared fully to appreciate the figure, never having tried fire upon a terrapin ; but if Virginia or her Executive and able military Council, has been going at a terrapin rate since the Proclamation, the pace of North-Carolina has been that of a loggerhead. If President Davis ought to apply fire in the one case, had we not bet ter send for him to apply it in the other T What's the cause ? Surely, no one will charge our Govern or or his Military Board, with the daily habit of " taking too much vinegar with their fish ? " We think not ! The cause lies somewhere else, and we hope the Convention will find it out Virginia cannot have less than 30 or 40,000 Vir ginian in the field, ready for the onset at this mo ment besides the troops from other States. She was poorly provided with arms ; Fortress Monroe, the Gesport Navy Yard and Harper's Ferry, were in possession of the enemy, and a large body of Lin coln's emissaries were at Washington to invade her. The Convention very properly appointed for the Governor a most able military Council, of which Gen. Lee, President Smith and Lieut Maury, whose superiors are not to be found, compose a part. She now holds the Navy Yard, with Norfolk, and Har per's Ferry, so well fortified, that it is doubted wheth er they can be taken, and perhaps ere this, her own and her sister States' troops may have encountered the enemy and we hope defeated him ; and all this in less than 50 days. How is it with North-Carolina ? We are sorry to admit it, but candor compels the admission. Forts Macon, Johnson, and Caswell, and the Arsenal at Fayetteville, were surrendered to us without the presence of an enemy. The Arsenal was said to be better supplied with arms and munitions of war, than any in the South. Never, in the history of any State, has its citizens responded with more alacrity to the call of an Executive than our brave people did to the call of Gov. Ellis, from Tennessee to the sea board, for the first three or four weeks. It was the boast of the Adjutant General, that he could have into the field 30,000 men in less than we do not recollect precisely but it was a very short time. What are the facts ? If our Forts and Inlets and sea-coast are in a condition to receive the enemy, we shall be glad to know it We have sought for the information elsewhere; and no citizen of the State will be prouder to hear that we are all ready, than we shall. But if we are, the cost and labor and dif ficulty of getting in readiness, will not bear compari son with what Virginia has done. How many of our 30,000 men are in the field ? We have two capi tal regiments in Virginia. Two more will perhaps be there before this paper goes to press, a portion of whom have not had their rifles or muskets in pos session more than one or two weeks, and have not yet learned tho proper use of them some without a bayonet or a sabre, to meet a perfidious foe armed to the teeth, in close death-lock. A few other regi merits can be made up in a short time, if they can get arms. Besides these, we have about 1200 men on the sea-coast, possibly 2000, most of whom are, perhaps, in better fighting order than most of our troops. Thus, we have about 7000 out of the 30, 000 ; but the rest are coming. If North-Carolina, or those who have had the management of our troops, had moved at the " terrapin" pace of Virginia, and if the Adjutant General's idea was correct we should have bad in Virginia, at this moment 10,000 men, 10,000 on and near our sea-coast, and 10,000 as a reserve corps. This we ought to have had, and thit tee mutt have in a short time. Our people we know will answer, yea ! yea 1 Now where does the fault lie ? Let the State Con vention note in teuton, look into the came I Let it probe tkis matter to the bottom, and apply the cor rective, no matter whom it hurts. On behalf of the people of North-Carolina, we urge it we demand it. But we did not intend to gay a tithe as much at this time; yet truth and duty demand it Some people ought to recollect what they learned when they were children, that " those who live in. glass houses, should not throw stones." Army and Navy List. An intelligent friend has furnished us a list of the Army and Navy officers for this State, from the Army and Navy Register of 1860, for which we are much obliged. We will give it to the public as soon, as we can do so. Powder. Should the war continue, North Carolina will ex perience a great want of powder. A correspondent of the Fayetteville Observer speaking of the difficul ty of making it in this State, says : " It is a tedious and expensive process, to make sulphur fiom iron or copper pyrites, but it is our only resource now. North Carolina mines furnish an immense amount of highly sulphurous pyrites. We have some saltpetre in this State, and any quan tity of the best woods for charcoal." This opinion is confirmed by Prof. Emmons. Perhaps he could not oo a better service to the State than to be projecting arrangements for ma king it Crowded Oct. We have received from an un known person a copy of the regulations for the Uni form Dress and equipments of the Volunteers and BWjj troops of North Caroliift, with a request tf Publish. It shall appear as soon as we have space. Other requests will be attended to of tbe same nt ture. Several poetical articles have been neceesari- l. ' out w will do our bt to oblige ouri Oak City Guards. This fine company composed of good and true men from this city and county, left on Saturday morning last to take its position in the 4th Regi ment Their departure was the occasion of joy and sorrow sorrow on account of the separation of friends joy at sending them forth to fight the ene mies of the South. On Friday evening, a roost beautiful flag prepared by the taste and skill of Mrs. F. I. Wilson of this city, was presented to this Company by Mr. F. I. Wilson, in a touching poeti cal address and responded to by Capt Faribault commander of the Guards. By the way, not only this company, but several others, are under lasting obligations to Mrs. Wilson for the deep interest she has taken in their comfort and accommodation, while in camp, which they have been ready to ac knowledge in resolutions of thanks and notes of ac knowledgment The address of Mr. Wilson will be found on first page of the semi-weekly, to-day. Economy Good Doctrine. The Charlotte Democrat in a good article, some time ago, on offices and office holders, especially with reference to the government of the Southern Confederacy, held the following language: " We must have an economical Government, and in order to have such an one, let us elect good straight-forward business men to assist in adminis tering it whether tbey be lawyers, farmers, doctors, mechanics or merchants. Let the trading, scheming politicians lie low for a while at least Let us try some new men, and don't let us impose all the hon ors on one man." These views aretfflfer applicable to old govern ments as well as ffl Hand to State governments as well as national. jPthese war times a spirit of true economy should be infused into all classes and into every department of the government Not in the mere articles of tape and bobbin, in such saving as is sometimes exhibited in the matter of postage, or " writing paper," or in counting out to a Quar ter Master or soldier percussion caps ; but in the more important matter of having too many officers, aids, runners. &c. on high salaries two to do what one can do better boys to be dubbed Colonel in stead of men, in large contracts for provisions, mu nitions of war, &c, in all which, it is too often the case, men are not only paid high prices, but they are given a bonus besides, to buy up the appointees, &c, to knuckle and cringe and work for the party and friends of the appointing power. Now the truth is, the people of North-Carolina, are too poor and too honesf to be bled in that sort of style. We hope a safe, sound economy will be observed by our State government This is no time to be "saving at the spigot and letting out at the bung." Muskets rs. Rifles. We have been struck at the very general desire among our volunteer troops to be armed with rifles. The desire is natural to those who are used to them but we are inclined to think that the number of rifles in an army should not be so great The mus ket with the long, firm bayonet is the weapon most needed in this war next to artillery. What the ar tillery cannot do the bayonet must and we should mostly prefer the old bayonet to the improved sabre. Dexterous hands with a good bayonet could unship every rifle sabre in a twinkling. But muskets with a single ball cartridge do but little execution. The cartridge for the musket when drawing to a close encounter should be made of powder and fifteen buck shot. If that fails to do the work then comes the death encounter with the bayonet The test we think will show then that the old bayonet is the in strument Movement of Troops. The Surry Regulators, Capt Reeves, 110 men, the Valley Guards, Capt Stokes, 120 men, the Dixie Boys, Capt Bailey, 120 men, arrived here on Friday last, and went into camp. A company from Union county passed on to Garysburg. The Oak City Guards, Stanly Marksmen, Rough and Ready Guards, and the Wolf Island Guards, left here on Saturday morning for Garysburg. The Jeff. Davis Guards, Capt Angell, 78 men, from Macon county, arrived here on Saturday eve ning, and went into camp. On Sunday morning, the Raleigh Rifles, Capt W. H. Harrison, and Ellis Guards.of Fayetteville, Capt. Sinclair, left here for the camp at Garysburg. The Habeas Corpus Case. A very interesting case has recently occurred in Baltimore, before Chief Justice Taney, in which every citizen of both Governments is deeply inter ested. The unswerving integrity of the Chief Jus tice at a time when a military despotism rules the Northern government is above all praise. If there be a spark left in the North, of respect for the laws, the decision of Judge Taney will kindle it to a flame. A Mr. Merriman, President of the Agricultural Society of Maryland, was arrested by the order of Gen. Keim, of Penn., and without being advised of the cause, was placed in charge of Gen. Cadwalla der, now in command of the military department of Baltimore, and confined at Fort Mcllenry. He ap plied to Chief Justice Taney, for a writ of habeas corpus, which was granted, and Cadwallader was summoned to deliver up the body of Mr. Merriman. At tbe hour for the return of the writ the Judge was on the bench, and the marshal reported that the writ had been served, but he had prepared no return, soon after which an officer appeared, who had been sent by Cadwallader, who presented a written reason for Cadwallader's absence, stating that he was engaged on duty, and that the President had suspended the writ of habeas corpus. The Chief Justice demanded if he had brought the body of Mr. Merriman, to which the officer replied he had nothing more to answer, and left the Court ; where upon the Judge ordered a writ to take the body of Cadwallader, to answer for contempt of Court re turnable next day. Next day the Marshal returned upon the writ, that he was not permitted to enter the gate of the Fort, and therefore could not execute it TheChiefJustice declared the Marshal j ustified in not attempting a forcible entry, and had entered on the journals of the Court, the following paper : " I ordered this attachment yesterday, because, upon the face of the return, the detention of the prisoner was unlawful, upon the grounds : "First That the President under the constitu tion of the United States, cannot suspend the pri vilege of the writ of habeas corpus, nor authorize a military officer to do it . "Second A military officer has no right to arrest and detain a person not subject to the rules and ar ticles of war for an offense against the laws of the United States, except in aid of thejudicial authority, and subject to its control ; and if the party is arrest ed by the military, it is the duty of tbe officer to deliver him over immediately to the civil authority to be dealt with according to law. " I forbore yesterday to state orally the provis ions of the constitution of the United States which make these principles the fundamental law of the Union, because an oral statement might be misun derstood in some portions of it and I shall therefore put my opinion in writing, and file it in theoffice of toe Clerk of the Circuit Court in the course of this Weak." Be eoaeladM by My. that be should cause his t ail the proceedings to be in order that he might IdofirtO enforce the laws to of tta. court ri"!1")?,. r!r?rS t!.r um store to rvnmmMV , , . . -- ... by Heating AtikaMs Complaints. A friend wishes as to rap over the knuckles those merchants and others who take advantage of the times to make exorbitant charges for articles that necesssi ty compels the people to use. He complains especially of the charges made for soldiers' caps, equipments, Ac., and says : " Are men to barter and fatten on the efforts being made to serve our coun try ?" If conscience will allow such men at such a. time as this to extort upon the people, the soldiers or the State, they are hard enough to brook any kind of exposure. Declined. We understand that Major M. S. Stokes, who was elected Colonel of the 4th Regi ment of Volunteers, at Garysburg, last week, de clined, and has since accepted the Colonelcy of the 1st regiment of State troops, declined by Colonel Winder. Gov. Wise's Legion. The enquiry has recently been made, what has become of Gov. Wise of Vir ginia ? He is by no means inactive. It is said that he has been authorized to raise a body of mounted troops to be armed and equipped as they think best to fight on their own hook. It is called Wise's Partisan Legion, and is filling up. Such a body will do the enemy immense damage. Phizes. A correspondent of the Petersburg Ex press, says: That our troops, stationed at Cape Hatteras Inlet have captured the brig Lydia Fran ces, of Bridgeport, Conn., and a barque; the former loaded with sugar and mahogany logs, the latter with lard, flour and white pine, all of which has been confiscated. Important Documents. The following important documents were present ed by the President to the Convention on Thurs day last, but were not embraced in the published proceedings of that day : Raleigh, N. C, May 25, 1861. Sis Excellency, Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America : Sir: It is made my pleasing duty, as President of the North-Carolina State Convention, to transmit to you, two Ordinances unanimously passed by that Body, and 1 have charged T. a. V enable, Esq., (spe cial messenger) with the delivery of tbe same. 1 avail myself of this occasion, to express the very high gratification I feel in being able to announce to you the accession of this ancient State to the Con federate States of America. And most devoutly do I pray that this Union, strengthened by all the kindred ties of climate, pursuits and institutions, may perpetually "promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty" to our posterity. To which, I beg leave to add assurances of the very high consideration, with which, I am, very respectfully, Your ob't servant W. N. EDWARDS. Pres. of Convention. CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA, Department or State, Montgomery, May 27, 1861. To tho Hon. W. N. Edwards, President of the Con vention of the people of North-Carolina : Sir: The President of the Confederate States of America has received with great pleasure your letter of the 25th instant communicating the action of your Convention, in relation to the existing diffi culties between the States and the government of the United States of America. He directs me to say, that the people and government ot the (Jonted erate States have received this action with great pleasure, and place a very high estimate upon the wisdom and virtue of that ancient commonwealth, in shaping the policy of tho new Confederacy in efforts to maintain stability, progress and constitutional government We accept with great pleasure as a member of our Confederation your honored State, and in accordance with the action of the latb Con gress of the Confederate States, will immediately consummate it by executive proclamation, a copy of which is herewith forwarded to you. I have only to add, that your action has filled with joy the hearts of thousands of your sons, who have heretofore cast their lot amongst us, and gives new confidence to the cause of constitutional liberty. I am, very respectfully. Your obedient servant, R. TOOMBS, Secretary of State. PROCLAMATION By the President of the Confederate States of America. Whereas, on the 17th of May, 1861, the Congress of the Confederate States passed an act approved by me, which provides that the State of North-Carolina shall be admitted a member of the Confederate States of America, upon an equal footing with the other States, under the Constitution for the Provis ional Government of the same, upon the condition that the Convention of said State, shall adopt and ratify said Constitution for the Provisional Govern ment of the Confederate States, and shall transmit to the Confederate States, before tho re-assembling of Congress, through the Governor of said State, or some other proper organ, an authentic copy of the act or ordinance of said Convention so adopting and ratifying said Provisional Constitution, and that up on the receipt thereof, the President shall, by pro clamation announce the fact ; And whereas, the Governor of the State of North Carolina, has transmitted to me an authentic copy of the ordinance of the Convention of the State, adopt ing and ratifying the Constitution for the Provision al Government of the Confederate States : Now, therefore I, Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America, in virtue of the authority vested in me by the act of the Congress, above recited, do issue in this my proclamation, an nouncing to all whom it may concern, that the State of North-Carolina is hereby admitted a member of the Confederate States of America, and that the laws of said Confederate States are hereby extended over the other States composing the same. Given under the hand and the seal of the seal. Confederate States, at Montgomery, this, 27th day of May, A D. 1861. By the President, (Signed): JEFFERSON DAVIS. (Signed): R. TOOMBS, Secretary of State. Captain Stephen D. Pool. We publish the following simply to comply with the request of our Beaufort friends. Captain Pool needs no other vindication than his own acts and well known principles furnish, and he doubtless de sires no other reward than the approval of his con science and the approbation of his friends. His Beaufort friends know that he has been grossly mis represented, and hence the following vindication : For the Standard. The undersigned having heretofore differed with Capt S. D. Pool, of the "Old Topsail Riflemen," in the position which his convictions led him to as sume on the " vexed questions of the day," are hap py to avail themselves of the pleasure of doing jus tice to him, now that the path of duty is plain and unmistakable to every true son of the South. All prejudices that may exist against him, the under signed believe to be groundless and wrong ; and feel sure that the South will find in him a devoted and steadfast friend. He has not only offered his own services to the State, but' has furnished two sons to defend her from the Northern aggressor. The undersigned recognize in Capt Pool, a com mander eminently qualified for tbe duties of bis po sition, and feel confident that courage, ability and patriotism, will mark his career. John F. King. John C. Manson, John W. O'Neal, W. C. King, C. Lowenberg, B. Lowenberg, Jos. P. Roberson, Benj. L. Perry, Asa Waters, Samuel S. Duffy, F. L." King, Wm. V. Geffroy, J. T. C. Davis, Wm. P. Bell, jr., George Dill, Allen Davis, jr., Thos. D. Murray,' William Sabiston, Lewis Davis, Jos. Smith, George W. Styron. Beaufort, N. C, May SO, 1861 For the Standard. LETTER FROM THE ARMY. Camp 2d Reoiment, N. C, Volunteers, ) I Hear tferfolk, Pk, May 20th, 1861. f Editor or the Standard : Our trip to Richmond was indeed a gay one. We were applauded by the ladies collected at the different depots, and showered with boquets made by their fair hands. We arrived at Weldon about S o'clock, Thursday evening, and were furnished with a good substantial dinner, after which the companies of tbe Regiment that came on a week before, "fell into ranks," and we again took the train for Petersburg. The ladies had collected in large quantities along the line to welcome and congratulate us. We arrived at Petersburg about 10 o'clock, p. m., where the ladies had turned out en masse to greet us. They showered boquets, praises and best of all, lovely smiles, upon us in pro fusion. They will ever be held in rememberance by the regiment We arrived at Richmond at 3 o clock, a. m., and marched direct to our quarters in a beautiful grove near tbe city. The first Regiment left Richmond on Friday, for some point near Nor folk. Our stay at Richmond was a pleasant one. We were furnished with good quarters, and the ladies (God bless 'cm,) called in large quantities to bestow their smiles and commendations. We were ordered on Sunday morning to prepare for departure, and every thing was all agog to know the point of our destination, different conjectures were made but none could agree until we were marched down to the Petersburg depot where the cars Were waiting for us, when one exclamation went up Norfolk, then three cheers were made for North-Carolina and Vir ginia. We were halted in front of the Exchange hotel, when Lieut Col. Cantwell, introduced to the Regiment in a brief and eloquent manner, Colonel Muses, of South-Carolina. Col. Moses then arose and delivered one of the most eloquent and sublime addresses it has been my good fortune to listen to in a long time. He dwelt with eloquent pathos up on the honor, patriotism and independence of North Carolina, and with what true Southern feeling and independence she had thrown off the shackles of Abolition thraldom, and placed her destiny with that of the Southern Confederacy. He compliment ed and congratulated us upon our noble appearance, and the promptness with which we took up arms in defence of our country. At the close of his speech the welkin rang with applause from the troops. We then took the cars for Petersburg, where, as usual, the ladies were expecting us, and again show ered boquets upon us. We arrived in Norfolk at 3 o'clock, Sunday night, and remained in the streets until morning awaiting orders, when the ladies threw open their doors and invited us in, and requested us to maice ourselves ai nome, and gave us a splendid breakfast and dinner. The time whiled away pleas antly until after dinner when we took up our march for our present quarters, some two miles from Nor folk. All praise to the ladies of Norfolk, we will ever fight for such ladies as they are. r i i . . .i . i . ,. i am nappy 10 state mat me regiment is in a healthy condition, and anxious for a brush with old Abe s hired curs, which I guess we will have the pleasure of doing in a few days. There are some five or six regiments in the vicin- i i. . i . , ny, some say niieen mousana troops, t here aie breast works being thrown up that will prove im premable to cannon balls ; it is some mile and a half long, and have some six hundred negroes em ployed at work on it, and will be completed in a few days. There are all sorts of rumors afloat concerning federal troops occupying different points in this vi cinity. They have taken Hampton and Newport News, and havelanded fifteen hundred troops in,Cam den county, N. C. ; a false rumor. We hear cannon firing in different directions daily, but cannot ob tain definite news as to their locality and the result of their operations. The last excitement is a man going over in a balloon, supposed to be a spy. We will have hot times soon, and rest assured the 2d regiment, especially the Duplin Riflemen, will gain for themselves the honor and fame which have been ascribed to them. As the order "fall in" has been given I must close. More anon. Yours respectfully, WARSAW. STATE NEWS. Surgeon. Dr. Jas. A. McRae of Fayetteville has been appointed Surgeon of the 5th regiment of our State troops. Fire Arms. The Fayetteville Observer, has the the following item : "A correspondent inquires, "when is the manu facture of arms at Fayetteville to commence ? " We cannot answer tbe question. Some work is going on at the Arsenal, we believe, in the way of converting common muskets into the rifled pattern, making up cartridges, &c" No Blockade. Three British brigs arrived at Wilmington on Sunday, from Liverpool, Bologne, and Cardiff. Craven. The Newbern Progress says : "We learn that Capt. Cole's company has re ceived marching orders and that it will leave for Garysburg on Monday morning." Robeson. This County appropriates $25,000 to equip the volunteers of the County and provide for the families of the needy Capt Norment's company from that County, is in camp. Montgomery. A friend writes the Fayetteville Observer : " At a meeting held the 21st inst, about thirty Volunteers turned oat, which completed the first company (100 men) from this county, and about twenty-five men towards the second company. Capt Cochran of the first company has gone to Raleigh to offer the services of his company to the Governor." University Magazine. Most of our readers are aware that this magazine has been suspended. It is a loss. The Fayetteville Observer alludes to the special loss, on account of the suspension of Gov. Swain's excellent historical sketches. We hope the Governor will not be tardy in making use of the col umns of other presses of the State. " Rough Notes." This daily at Goldsboro' has been suspended until after the war ; the printeis have all gone. We hope "nobody is hurt" Wayne. This County has appropriated $25,000 for the support of the families of those who have gone or who may go to the war. Well done. Col. Bohanan. A correspondent of the Fayette ville Observer alluding to the complaint of this offi cer, that injustice has been done him, says, if he de sires an investigation, that many gentlemen stand ready to prove the charges for which bis name was struck from the militia roll. Randolph County. A subscriber writes to the Fayetteville Observer thus : " Randolph County is all right side up. There are six or seven Volunteer Companies being raised. Some hate been organized, and others soon will be. Church of Ciirist. In this Church at Lewis' Meeting House, Wilkes county, in this State, there are two Elders named Israel Holder and R. W. Woot en, who have been charged with being Lincolnites. The church recently investigated the matter and de clare that it knows them to be good and soundmen, of Southern principles and opposed to Lincoln. Surry County. A correspondent -from this county writes us : Four companies will soon be ready to take the field from this county. Beaufort. A company called the Confederate Guards, Capt Swindell, of Chockowinity District has been formed and received orders to go into camp at Garysburg. Lieut J. D. Hyman is recruiting in the moun tains a company for the State troops. We learn that Dr. J. E. Williamson and Hon. John Kerr, are candidates for the Convention from Caswell, to fill the vacancy occasioned by Mr. Graves resignation. Caswell. This County has appropriated $15,000, and raised five volunteer companies for the war. Newbern. The Progress says, that the mate and two of the crew of the schooner J. W. Hughes, now in custody of the State, stole away in a yawl-boat and will try to make their way to the blockading squadron in Hampton Roads. Edgecombe. This County has appropriated $25, 000 for the war. Captured. Five Yankees have been arrested in Currituck, who profess to have gone there from Beaufort An investigation will be had and if they are found to be deceivers will be. dealt with. This is perhaps the origin of the rumor of the landing of loOU .Lincoln troops in (Jamaen I GENERAL NEWS. Every thine aooears to be comnaratively quiet at Alexandria, Va. We make the subjoined extracts from the Washington Star of Tuesday evening : Bngadier-Ueneral McDowell has been duly charg ed with the command of the division of tbe forces of tbe flnited States recently thrown across the Po tomac rrom this point We infer, from his selection for this command that it is the purpose of tbe Commander-in-Chief to push field operations with that column with great vigor, to the present end of cut ting on the retreat of the forces now at Harper s Ferry, and preventing their reinforcement either of which can be effected only by passing down the Man assas railroad to the junction, a point witbin fifteen or sixteen miles from the most advanced positions at present visited by tbe scouting parties connected with General McDowell's command, and upon which it seems to be proposed to advance a considerable portion of the army with as little delay as possible. ibis omcer is retained in command of the mili tary department of Washington, which is regarded by the officers of the service now in Washington city as a clear indication of the department's deter mination that his services are required in command ing in person the column that will not long hence close down on Harpers Ferry, from this side of the Potomac. The boundaries of the military department to the command of which General Irwin McDowell bas been assigned, comprises all that part of Virginia east of tbe Alleghany mountains and north of James river, except Fort Monroe, and sixty miles around tnat point. The N. Y. Tribune says that a military movement is now under way in Western Virginia, which is to have an important effect upon the position of affairs. Though the particulars of the movement cannot be given, it is stated that it is not to be on Harper's Ferry, though that point is expected to come again into Federal hands by a flank movement The United States forces encamped at Cairo, LI., are busily employed in fortifying that place. A letter to the Chicago Times, dated the 24th, says : The effect of the blockade at Cario is seriously felt at all towns along the river. A company is organizing at Hamboldt which, when filled up, will come forward to Union City. The talk there is to the effect that in less than ten days Gen. Pillow will have ten thousand men at Jackson and Union City for the purpose of attack ing Cairo. Senator Douglas' Southern Plantation. The Montgomery Advertiser suggests that whereas there is a movement for the confiscation or expropriation of the income of the property in Philadelphia belong ins to Senator Mason of Virginia, a retaliation should be practiced on the Southern property of a North ern Senator ; that the Confederacy Government take charge of the Mississippi plantation of Senator Douglas. Our Commissioners in England. The London Times, of the 7th, says : Mr. Gregory, on Saturday, introduced the three Commissioners from the Southern Confederacy to Lord John Russell. The interview was at Lord Russell's private residence, and was considered in formal. What occurred with regard to the recoeni tion of the Southern States has not transpired. Commodore Pendergrast is said to have recently given it as his opinion, that as soon as re-inforce ments arrive at Fortress Monroe, Norfolk will pro bably be attacked. Maryland. It is said that large numbers of Marylanders are flocking to Virginia to fight for the south. kifling uld muskets. ine Cincinnati papers state that Miles Greenwood, of that city, has taken a government contract tor rifling old muskets, and will prepare eight hundred ot these arms per day The New York " Tribune1' says there are at least three hundred omcers in the Lincoln army and navy wno win oeiray tne cause me nrsc opportunity. Our Scouts at Work. It was rumored in this city yesterday, that a party of our scouts, in the neighborhood ot Manassas Junction, Wednesday morning, had killed and taken prisoners some eight or ten of Lincoln's scouts. Lynchburg Republican. Gosport Navy Yard. The carpenters and oth ers engaged the Navy Yard -near Norfolk, are going ahead. The splendid first class steam frigate Merrimac has been raised, and the beautiful sloops of war Dol phin and Germanton willl soon be afloat We learn that six or seven tons of powder sunk in the Merrimnc have been saved in good condition. Two attempts have been made at bombarding the Virginia battery at Aquia Creek, by Lincoln's steam ers, within a few days. No one was hurt at the battery. A Prize. The Schooner Willet S. Robbins, Capt Robt. Monroe, from the West Indies, bound to New York, loaded with Molasses and Sugar, was taken at Portsmouth last week by a part of Capt Sparrow's Company, and bas been ordered to Newbern. We understand that tbe cargo will be stored there for the use of the soldiers. The vessel, we suppose, will be sold. Washington Dispatch. Virginia Election. The Richmond Whig thinks that the majority for ratifying the secession ordi nance will be 130,000. Hampton. The Norfolk Herald says : On Mon day, the 27th ulL, the Federal troops marched into Hampton, from Fortress Monre, and took exclusive possession of the town of Hampton. The inhabi tants were notified to leave, and the buildings are now occupied by Lincoln's troops as barracks. Of course the people arc flying in every direc tion compelled reluctantly to leave their property and their homs, at the mercy of a set of unscrup lous rowdies, who doubtless committed depredations in every part of the beautiful and pleasant village. Missouri. A truce has been agreed upon between Gen. Harney, of the Lincoln forces, and Gen. Price, of the State troops, for tbe preservation of the peace of the State. But Lincoln has 10,000 or 12,000 troops in St. Louis, and Bird's Point, on the Missou lr shore, opposite Cairo, is to be occupied by Feder al troops. She appears to be gradually succumbing to Federal authority. a Kentucky. We have nothing very hopeful from this State. The Southern rights men nave been greatly outraged by the attempt of Lincoln to dis tribute arms in the State. Her Northern counties evidently sympathize with Lincoln. We hope she will soon rise in her might, and sustain her ancient renown for valor. LATE DISPATCHES. From oub ExchakgesJ,-- Independence, May 26. Tbe New Mexico mail arrived here last night, twelve days out from Santa Fe, with dates to the 13th. Many United States officers in New Mexico have resigned New Orleans, May 27. The sloop-of-war Brook lyn came to anchor off Passl' Outre yesterday, and sent a boat to Fort Jackson to inform the garrison that the blackade had commenced Flat-boats are coming down the Mississippi, load ed with ice. Mobile, May 27. A United States war steamer commenced the blockade of our harbor yesterday morning. Fort Morgan welcomed the steamer by displaying the United States flag with Union down from the same staff with the Confederate flag, and used tne latter. St. Locis, May 28. The Pensacola corresDon dent of the Mobile Advertiser says the Lord Lyons has written the British Consul at Pensacola recog- iiiaiug li'c uiu&Auo in iue name 01 me nnilSD UOV. eminent, and warning English vessels of its effect JNo movements indicative of the commencement of hostilities had taken place at Fort Pickens. Washington, May 28. Colonel Butler and Hon Messrs. Ashley, of Ohio, and Dunn, of Indiana, a r nvea here to-aay irom Fortress Monroe, on the Gov eminent transport liny oi menmona All was quiet at the fortress, but some important military movements. were in progress. Knoxville, May 81. The Union Convention bas been in session here for two days. T. A. R Nelson, President, and J. M. Fleming, Secretary. A resolution was passed recommending resistance if 70,000 votes were cast against Secession, and if less than that number, submission. The Convention have adjourned till the 14th Jule. FsANxroRT, Kr., May 27. The Border State Convention met to day, lion. John J. Crittenden was appointed Chaimun, and Orl elected Secretary. Delegates I Kentucky were present J The Convention adjduroed till tMaWW, tMWnt tne arrival of delegates on their way oncer. MARRIED, S : , In St Peter's Church, in Washington, W. C,fl the Wh ult.. bv the Bev. Mr Geer, Dr. John C. BWetney, of flew Orleans, and Mis Annie Grime, of Beaufort County. - FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS WORTH OF new ready-saade cloth leg sod Military gnosis. just reesived from Richmond, Va., which we wereeompell ed to pay cash for. We offer the same at a small adtyee lor cash, and lo oar creaiv mnm woo save pen m bills promptly. GREY FLANNEL SHIRTS FOR SOLDIERS, BED " " ' " m. CHECKED GINGHAM " - - MIXED CASSIMERE " V CHECKED i. - - 500 PAIRS COTTONADE PANTS " ALSO. A LARGE LOT OF MILITARY BUTTONS) CHEAP MUSLIN SHIRTS, AND CHEAP CASSIMERE SHIRTS. Exchange wanted. E. L. HABDING. Raleigh, Jnne 4, 18(1. M t BANK OF THE STATE OF N. C. T HE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE 8T0CKH0L-. dere of tbe Bank of the State of North-Garonne, will be held on the 1st Monday in July nsxt, t tbeir Bnt IDE house in this City. DEWKY. OasUtr. Raleigh, June 4, 18S1 68 td. TT O T I C E .HAVING BEEN QUALIFIED AS ill ADMINISTRATOR with tbe will snnexed on the es tate or J. K. Jeffreys, deceased, at May Term 1861 , Wake County Court, do hereby give notice to all persons indebted to the estate of said deceased, to make immeuiate payment and settlement, as longer indulgence cannot be given, and all persons having claims against said estate will present them for payment within the time prescribed by law, or this notice will be plead in bar of tbeir recovery. GEORGE W. NORWOOD, AdminUtrator. Raleigh, June 4, 1861. 23-wtaugl9. A GRAND VILLAIN. A TANKER BOOTMAKER, BV THE NAME OF HENRY T. DAGGETT, came from South Weymouth, Mass., since 1st of April, 1861, to work at the shoe business in Fayetteville, N. C. He had been in my employment long enough fur me to confide in htm ; so a lsdv friend of mine sent me a fine QM Watch and Chain by him to me, thinking it a safe cbence. Being sn Aboli tionist and swindler, he got scared at the eeeessioB muse in Favetteville, pawned my Watch in Baleigh for tbe sum of tih, (worth 143.) I put this notice in, demanding ray Watch from Adams' Express Co , on paying the redemption money. I also forbid the paries sending the Watch to him in Boston. I also truly hope that Messrs. C. C. Bar bee A Co., and Mr. P. Sbemwell, of Fayetteville, will not send his Trunk snd Oold Watch they have, bet give me a chance to pay the redemption money on said property, as he has injured me at least (150. I will take tbe articles and bind myself in presence of any respectable parties to send them to him when be sends me the money Ipsy to redeem them. S. 8. CARTER. Castsbsvilli, Chatham Co., June 4, 1861. 63 tpd. GEO. W. BLOUNT, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW, nr w W1 ILL ATTEND TO BUSINESS KNTRUSTKD TO him in Nash, Wilson, Edgcombe and Franklin Counties. h Feb 21,1861. 15 wAawly. WYATTS PULJHOFIC BALSAM. THIS Invaluable Compound has been in successful use for more thsn 20 years. It has cured hundreds, who were thought ti be incurable, of Pulmonary Complaint, many of whom hsd abandoned all hopes. Yet they are now re stored to vigorous health, after having been given up by friends and physicians. In all complaints of the lungs, throat, chest, and side, such as pain in the breast, spitting of blood, painfnl and excessive mucus, expectoration, asthma, difficulty of breath ing, old and sluborn cough, and for tbe releif of consump tives. Price tl per bottle. Prepared by W. H. WYATT, Druggist and Apothecary, Nos. 186 and 188 Main St., Salisbury, N. C. March 1, 1NL 26 wAswSm. WAR! WAR!! WAR!" WAR DECLARED! WAR DECLARED 1 1 ON HIGH PRICES AND LABOE PROFITS, AT THE NEW STOKE OT T. D. SLEDGE, ONI DOOB BELOW MR. 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Pre pared by w. xi. w iA-n, uruggistsnd Apothecary, Nos. 186 and 168 Main St., Salisbury, N. C. March 1, If 61 26 wsw8m. HILLSBOROUGH MILITARY ACADEMY. THIS INSTITUTION IS UNDER THE CONDUCT OF Col. C. C. TEW, formerly Superintendent of tbe State Military Academy at Columbia, S. C. It is designed to sf, ford an education of tbe seme scientific and practical char acter as that obtained in the State Military Institutions of Virginia and South-Carolina. COURSE OF STUDY First Tear.Uk C Arithmetic, Alcebra, French. His tory United States, English Grammar, Geography, Ortho graphy. ; Second Year, ith Class Aleebra. Geometry. ' try, French, latin. Universal History Composition. Third Year, Zd dnst Descriptiis Ueometrv.-'8l Snanmvsand Perspective, AnalyticaSajeometrT.SarreviBr. French, Latin, Rhetoric, HistoryHngland, Literatwe, Drawing, Elocution. Fimrth Bear, 2d Clots Dif and HR. Calculus. Natural roiiosopuy. ynemisrry, nnetcne, Logic, Moral Hull jua.nu, drawing, jxncuuon. Fifth Year. st Utatt Ae-rieultnral Chemistry. , - my, Geology, Mineralogy, Civil Engineering, Field 1 cation, Ethics, Political Eeconomy, Evidences of Cat Meaftav kMJsW rbnfl- in , vunsiiiuuon oi me uniteaswes. Infantry and Artillery Drill will form a festers of tbe whole course.' . V.1: . ACADEMICTEAR BARRACKS. : Tbe Academic year will commence on the first Wednea day in Febreary, (Feb. 6, 18S1.) and onntiuee, without lav termiasioo, to the fourth Wednesday in Noreafber. The Barracks are arranged with special refereaee to the nates sitiesofa Military Academy. The main building is 215 feet long and throe stories Web; another builMfflg, m A feet long, contains tbe mess hall, Utckea, store room, su" geon'a office and hospital. TERMS. Tbe charges for tbe Academic rear are for which the Academy provides boesd, feel,' lights, washing, instruc tion, text-books, medieal attandanes and slothing? tK For circulars containing foil information address ist'TI COL. C. O. tot. .. November 80, 1660. -wistrly! PORHIRIVA FIRST BATB ftPHHttaWJOK at. saus, a very fancy oougllAB Apply to CAI April a, tassj